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Title: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 21:36:03
Well, its a bit early to worry about what other teams are doing..

or is it.....


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 21:36:46
Anyway, Exeter are 0-0 with Crewe
Notts County 1-0 down to Cambridge.

Only half time though...


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 21:39:51
Anyway, Exeter are 0-0 with Crewe
Notts County 1-0 down to Cambridge.

Only half time though...
Talking of Notts County, I see they are giving a "ahem, with little irony" trial to Nile Ranger.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 21:44:32
Is that speculation or confirmed?

Absolute stupidity long term. If they can get him to not be a dick for a couple of months maybe they'll bene..what am I saying....He'll cock it up before Easter if they take him on.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 21:53:25
Is that speculation or confirmed?

Absolute stupidity long term. If they can get him to not be a dick for a couple of months maybe they'll bene..what am I saying....He'll cock it up before Easter if they take him on.
Confirmed on the BBC earlier and other sauces.

https://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/football/transfer-news/notts-county-boss-kevin-nolan-1235150


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:09:03
:romantic: :starwars:
Talking of Notts County, I see they are giving a "ahem, with little irony" trial to Nile Ranger.
would that be a criminal trial ?.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:16:42
Sounds like they need him. Getting mullered at Cambridge on stats

Cam Utd 6 on target, 6 off target

Notts County 1 off target


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: ferret on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:31:39
I know it’s not in our league, but it’s great to see Birmingham getting stuffed 5-0 at Brentford.

I expect Cotterill will come out with a deranged look in his eyes and argue that his lads deserved a win.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: ferret on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:35:19
Crewe beating Exeter now. Great news


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:35:57
Notts County lost and Exeter have just conceded with added time left. Teams around us WILL drop points.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:37:59
Notts County lost and Exeter have just conceded with added time left. Teams around us WILL drop points.

and Exeter equalise. 2 to play.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:41:50
Exeter with winner :(

Two goals in injury time. FFS Crewe !


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: ferret on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:42:16
Fucking hell, Crewe are a disaster aren’t they


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:43:17
and Exeter equalise. 2 to play.
Notts County lost and Exeter have just conceded with added time left. Teams around us WILL drop points.

Oh I'll shut up. Exeter you cunts. Crewe score 88mins, 1-0. Exeter equalise 90+2, 1-1. Exeter score winner 90+4, 1-2. Irrelevant-ish as they couldn't catch us tonight. Bunch of fuckers though!


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: ferret on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:44:14
To focus on the positive, Notts are sinking like a stone. They often do this in the second half of the season.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:44:49
Exeter with winner :(

Two goals in injury time. FFS Crewe !
Fucking hell, Crewe are a disaster aren’t they

Could you imagine if town had done this....the uproar  :(


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:45:50
If I had to pick one of the two to lose it was obviously Notts Co, shame about the two added time goals at Crewe, but relatively happier with tonights results than expected.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:47:38
Yeah, Notts are dropping alright.

Mansfield v Coventry Saturday. Cov could be right with us if they win their 2 in hand.

None of this is really making a difference to our outside auto chances - nothings changed. Would be nice to have a bit of playoff breathing space though.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:47:40
To focus on the positive, Notts are sinking like a stone. They often do this in the second half of the season.

Yeah I did make a note of this a little while ago, as Accrington and Creepies form took an upward trend. Without being harsh to Chesterfield, we've got to go and smash them off the park this weekend and show some real intent and add to our goal difference. A win will do mind :)


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:51:25
Yeah, Notts are dropping alright.

Mansfield v Coventry Saturday. Cov could be right with us if they win their 2 in hand.

None of this is really making a difference to our outside auto chances - nothings changed. Would be nice to have a bit of playoff breathing space though.


True, but there kind of is in a way. If we assume Exeter overtake us (GIH), Lincoln have a GIH but are 4pts away so they can't catch us. In effect the bare minimum of POs is in our own hands/ours to fuck up.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:52:34
Fucking hell, Crewe are a disaster aren’t they

FGR go above Crewe, without playing.   That was looking very promising for a couple of minutes  :(



Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: ferret on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:53:39
Yeah I did make a note of this a little while ago, as Accrington and Creepies form took an upward trend. Without being harsh to Chesterfield, we've got to go and smash them off the park this weekend and show some real intent and add to our goal difference. A win will do mind :)

Yeah, to be honest I think we’re past the stage of worrying about GD. Mind you, we’ve stuffed a few teams away (Luton, Vale, Crewe etc)

We’ve scored 44 away goals in all comps. 21 games.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: ferret on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:55:00
FGR go above Crewe, without playing.   That was looking very promising for a couple of minutes  :(



I really do think they’ll go down with Barnet. Their mentality is shocking, we’ve seen it first hand twice.

In a big game, under pressure, they wouldn’t have a prayer IMO.

The good news is Notts are fading fast. And I think Exeter will make top 7 without doubt anyway. Notts need to watch out.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:56:34
Fucking hell, Crewe are a disaster aren’t they
Could be worse,  could be a Sunderland fan.  Backed them to get relegated pre season at 20/1,  but being a Swindon fan I've learnt not to count my chickens. ...........    Time to cashout ?.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: ferret on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 22:58:42
Yeah, Notts are dropping alright.

Mansfield v Coventry Saturday. Cov could be right with us if they win their 2 in hand.

None of this is really making a difference to our outside auto chances - nothings changed. Would be nice to have a bit of playoff breathing space though.


Cov have got a really hard run of games coming up. And their form is shit. It’s sink or swim time for them.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 23:48:30
Crawley have been my PO ones to watch since just after christmas/new year. There form was similar to ours in that they'd gone on a mirrored run with only the odd loss. At the same time Accrington also continued a run. Crawley to crreeeep in at 7th, with momentum. So a dangerous PO proposition. Nott's will slide, but I think they can arrest a fall from the PO Zine so my ones to miss out will be Lincoln by just a point or two (contrastly there fans will be thinking "If only we beat Swindon" and Coventry who, while are good value will seemingly have more huff and not enough puff (oo-er  :gay: ) Top three, my heart says we can still sneak it but head still says 4th, even if the mathematics are there on the final day and we trounce Accy (heart again). I imagine a scenario of Final day being Luton (P), Wycombe, Accy, Mansfield, Swindon. 2pts behind Accy and Mansfield. We batter accy to get 3rd, only for Mansfield to Draw with Crawley in 90+7 (Who interestingly will only need a point to secure 7th), with a controversial "allowing Stags to score" and seeing them clinch 3rd place on GD, nd us left to face the controversial creepies in the first set of POs. Accrington v Notts County in the other (actually that wouldn't be too bad).

Of course this is all a load of bollocks and is a nightmare scenario played out in my head when trying to sleep. You Reds!  :pint:


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 10:20:01
Could be worse,  could be a Sunderland fan.  Backed them to get relegated pre season at 20/1,  but being a Swindon fan I've learnt not to count my chickens. ...........    Time to cashout ?.
Fuck that, There is no way they are getting out of that rut.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 21:02:52
Wycombe v Coventry tonight


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 21:45:35
Wycombe v Coventry tonight

Yup currently 0-0 HT


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 22:25:10
Penalty to Cov....scored 0-1. 8mins to play.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 22:41:58
FT Wycombe 0 - 1 Coventry

Wycombe seem in a slight blip at the moment so the top 9 get squeezed again. Wycombe stay on 62pts in 3rd. Coventry move one place, up to 8th on 54pts. 3pts behind Town with a GIH It seems more as it comes down to the crunch that no one, other than Accrington seem to want to be promoted.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 22:49:00
Bugger. I know there will be swings and roundabouts in the run in, but could have done without Coventry winning that


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 22:59:06
Bugger. I know there will be swings and roundabouts in the run in, but could have done without Coventry winning that

Think it would have been a good result if we didn't have the personnel crisis... but we have, so I'm not sure what any of the others do will matter much.  All we can do is try and cobble together a side, and then it's a wing and prayer job.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 17:01:36
  Carlisle 1-0 up half time.... they'll be 3 points adrift of us , if they win. 


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 17:57:44
 Carlisle 1-0 up half time.... they'll be 3 points adrift of us , if they win.  
2 up now.  At least Luton being held 1-1 at Cambridge - not that that makes any difference to us.

Both now ft results.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 18:46:16
Can’t decide which result is ideal tonight - Mansfield v Lincoln

Mansfield to win to keep Lincoln at bay from our play off spot or Lincoln to win if we still harbour any ambition of automatic.

On that basis - a draw.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 19:47:32
Can’t decide which result is ideal tonight - Mansfield v Lincoln

Mansfield to win to keep Lincoln at bay from our play off spot or Lincoln to win if we still harbour any ambition of automatic.

On that basis - a draw.

A draw would do just fine, but after that a Mansfield win... our auto ship sailed a couple of weeks ago.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 19:56:30
I’ve bookmarked all the fixture lists of those above us and those a few places below us, some interesting fixtures coming up.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 20:07:43
Can’t decide which result is ideal tonight - Mansfield v Lincoln

Heart says I hope Mansfield get smashed.
Head says draw.
I don't think a Lincoln win is a disaster either. I want to cling on to my unrealistic hope we somehow come out world beaters under Taylor, snatching a last game auto spot.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 20:15:58
There's not many points in it, and plenty to play for.

I reckon 'a bit better than Flitcroft' might be enough to sneak us into 3rd.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 20:23:33
There's not many points in it, and plenty to play for.

I reckon 'a bit better than Flitcroft' might be enough to sneak us into 3rd.

Totally agree. My prediction was a close run 4th place finish by just a point or even the dreaded goal difference. Our final game of the season v Exactly is going to be a key one for 3 or 4 clubs (ourselves and Accy included) come season end. Would love us to just sneak third and now, to the detriment of Mansfield.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 21:49:30
Game of two halves but it's seemingly happening already...players left out with no explanation. Oh well, that's their ship they have to sail now.

 http://www.stagsnet.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=33350&start=25 (http://www.stagsnet.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=33350&start=25)


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 21:51:18
Accrington and county winning :(


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 21:53:32
Accrington and county winning :(

More importantly, hopefully Notts will kick a couple and Chelt will get red cards.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 21:53:43
And Mansfield :(


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 21:56:44
And Mansfield :(

Bugggar me, they must've scored that as I wrote it! I'll shut up... :suicide:


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 21:59:10
They'll be hailing him as a tactical genius no doubt. Byrom on 46mins. Header scored 49mins.  :doh:


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: woolster on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 22:02:14
And Mansfield :(
Flitcrofts barmy army  :suicide:


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 22:13:01
Cheltenham have equalised, against Notts County.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 22:33:40
Nothing like a Lincoln equaliser in added time in midweek to warm the cockles. Should've known...it's their speciality  :pint:


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 22:34:09
Haha, last minute Lincoln equalise.

Lightening strikes twice for Flitcroft


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: woolster on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 22:37:04
Nothing like a Lincoln equaliser in added time in midweek to warm the cockles. Should've known...it's their speciality  :pint:
:wotjump:
both down to 10 men


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 22:38:26
Haha, last minute Lincoln equalise.

Lightening strikes twice for Flitcroft

Beat ya! :) Then ex Mansfield player Palmer, who scored, and Waterall subsequently got sent off. Turned dirty, Stags have had player sent off too. I would piss if the Imps got a winner!


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 22:38:30
And a red card for Lincoln, and a red (second yellow) for Mansfield. Perfect.

Edit: beaten twice. Ffs


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 22:39:55
(and a red for Flint as city slide out playoffs)


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: woolster on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 22:42:02
(and a red for Flint as city slide out playoffs)
but, but they are not in the other games in our league  :)


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 22:43:20

but, but they are not in the other games in our league  :)
Hence the brackets () :)


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 22:44:08
Haha, last minute Lincoln equalise.

Lightening strikes twice for Flitcroft

Good. Fuck flitcroft


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 22:44:59
(and a red for Flint as city slide out playoffs)

Least not beaten thrice! Lovely. Special mention to my local team Derby as they drew in injury time after leading v QPR. Couldn't happen to a nicer team.. Derby, Bristol, Mansfield...sit down. Shut up :)  :pint:


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 22:52:48
 You have to admire the way Accy keep grinding it out, I keep expecting them to hit the rocks, but so far they haven't.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 23:02:20
You have to admire the way Accy keep grinding it out, I keep expecting them to hit the rocks, but so far they haven't.

Just mentioned it on another thread. Around Christmas new year I mentioned they were the form team, next to us, closely followed by Crawley. At the time, I made conscious effort to mention that the winner of our postponed tie would probably be the team that kick on for automatic. As already mentioned, I think they're still thirsty for milk but even more hungry for the title. Interesting weeks ahead!


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 23:22:15
Just mentioned it on another thread. Around Christmas new year I mentioned they were the form team, next to us, closely followed by Crawley. At the time, I made conscious effort to mention that the winner of our postponed tie would probably be the team that kick on for automatic. As already mentioned, I think they're still thirsty for milk but even more hungry for the title. Interesting weeks ahead!

I reckon you make this shit up... Accy's form going into the New Year was terrible something like 1 win in 7 or 8, and 4 wins from mid October to Jan 6th and losing in the FA Cup to Guiseley, bottom of the Conference.    Since then they've been on stellar form 9 wins and a draw from 11.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: ferret on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 23:28:06
A pretty good night for us.

Lincoln know how to grind out a late point, but 2 wins in 10 since the turn of the year suggests that they’ve burned out a bit. They’ll have to start winning again pretty swiftly to stand a chance.

What else is behind us? Coventry are the obvious threat but they’re a funny bunch, they’ve barely scored a goal a game, and have poor form. Their game in hand is next Tuesday versus Luton. A big game for us.

Carlisle may have won their last 4, but they’re all bottom 8 sides. Let’s see what they do at Exeter on Saturday for starters, because they’ve still got plenty of ground to make up.

Credit to Accrington, but there’s not too much happening above us. Notts might be 3rd, but 1 away win in 13 points to some issues that they might struggle with in the playoffs.

Flitcroft will never take Mansfield straight up, and playing them in the playoffs would be delicious.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 00:33:09
I reckon you make this shit up... Accy's form going into the New Year was terrible something like 1 win in 7 or 8, and 4 wins from mid October to Jan 6th and losing in the FA Cup to Guiseley, bottom of the Conference.    Since then they've been on stellar form 9 wins and a draw from 11.

What has October (and November) got to do with around New Year? League Form Reg...League form...Talk about trying to spin it. Reminds me of political parties. Who's your Chief Whip?

 We were meant to play Accrington on their patch 8th/9th December. Yes pre Christmas was the ideal time to play them, after Christmas and the New Year (I did state around Christmas/New Year) they picked it up a gear . As the rearranged tie crept closer I kept mentioning the importance of that tie (feel free to check back from the relatable post match threads). All the while the Accy form was ticking along pretty well;

26th Dec  L  3-1 v Carlisle
30th Dec  W 0-3 v Grimsby
6th   Jan  W 4-0 v Chesterfield
13th Jan  W 2-0 v Cheltenham
20th Jan  W 3-2 v Port Vale
27th Jan  L  2-1 v Crawley Town
3rd   Feb  W 3-2 v Stevenage
6th   Feb  W 2-1 v STFC
10th Feb  W 2-0 v Coventry
13th Feb  W 1-0 v Crewe
17th Feb  D 1-1 v Barnet
24th Feb  W 1-0 v Cambridge
6th   Mar  W 1-0 v Morecambe

I would say winning 4 out of 6 AROUND (not going into) the New Year is pretty decent form and includes a loss end of Dec and end of Jan. They are the only two losses they've had since, on 26th Dec (you know, around Christmas/New Year) and 27th Jan. 4 League wins in between. Were it not for a draw v Barnet they've won every League match since or unbeaten in 7 on the spin. I'm not making any shit up.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Combe Up on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 07:34:02
I really don't care about your bitchfest. Can anyone recommend a more mature Town forum?

Lincoln v Shrewsbury should be a cracking Football League Trophy final.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 09:36:01
What has October (and November) got to do with around New Year? League Form Reg...League form...Talk about trying to spin it. Reminds me of political parties. Who's your Chief Whip?

 We were meant to play Accrington on their patch 8th/9th December. Yes pre Christmas was the ideal time to play them, after Christmas and the New Year (I did state around Christmas/New Year) they picked it up a gear . As the rearranged tie crept closer I kept mentioning the importance of that tie (feel free to check back from the relatable post match threads). All the while the Accy form was ticking along pretty well;

26th Dec  L  3-1 v Carlisl
30th Dec  W 0-3 v Grimsby
6th   Jan  W 4-0 v Chesterfield
13th Jan  W 2-0 v Cheltenham
20th Jan  W 3-2 v Port Vale
27th Jan  L  2-1 v Crawley Town
3rd   Feb  W 3-2 v Stevenage
6th   Feb  W 2-1 v STFC
10th Feb  W 2-0 v Coventry
13th Feb  W 1-0 v Crewe
17th Feb  D 1-1 v Barnet
24th Feb  W 1-0 v Cambridge
6th   Mar  W 1-0 v Morecambe

I would say winning 4 out of 6 AROUND (not going into) the New Year is pretty decent form and includes a loss end of Dec and end of Jan. They are the only two losses they've had since, on 26th Dec (you know, around Christmas/New Year) and 27th Jan. 4 League wins in between. Were it not for a draw v Barnet they've won every League match since or unbeaten in 7 on the spin. I'm not making any shit up.

Who's your Chief Whip? Horlock, FFS, don’t you know nuffink?


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 09:56:22
I really don't care about your bitchfest. Can anyone recommend a more mature Town forum?

Have you tried the Facebook group?



Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 11:02:44
Who's your Chief Whip? Horlock, FFS, don’t you know nuffink?

What the fuck has it got to do with me.... Whilst its flattering you need to get over this obsession sweetheart...


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 11:03:15
I reckon you make this shit up...

Fuck me, pots and fucking kettles.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 11:08:45
Grow up you bunch of cunts.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 11:13:38
The cemetery by my house is really popular these days, apparently people are dying to get in there!


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 11:14:18
What has October (and November) got to do with around New Year? League Form Reg...League form...Talk about trying to spin it. Reminds me of political parties. Who's your Chief Whip?

 We were meant to play Accrington on their patch 8th/9th December. Yes pre Christmas was the ideal time to play them, after Christmas and the New Year (I did state around Christmas/New Year) they picked it up a gear . As the rearranged tie crept closer I kept mentioning the importance of that tie (feel free to check back from the relatable post match threads). All the while the Accy form was ticking along pretty well;

26th Dec  L  3-1 v Carlisle
30th Dec  W 0-3 v Grimsby
6th   Jan  W 4-0 v Chesterfield
13th Jan  W 2-0 v Cheltenham
20th Jan  W 3-2 v Port Vale
27th Jan  L  2-1 v Crawley Town
3rd   Feb  W 3-2 v Stevenage
6th   Feb  W 2-1 v STFC
10th Feb  W 2-0 v Coventry
13th Feb  W 1-0 v Crewe
17th Feb  D 1-1 v Barnet
24th Feb  W 1-0 v Cambridge
6th   Mar  W 1-0 v Morecambe

I would say winning 4 out of 6 AROUND (not going into) the New Year is pretty decent form and includes a loss end of Dec and end of Jan. They are the only two losses they've had since, on 26th Dec (you know, around Christmas/New Year) and 27th Jan. 4 League wins in between. Were it not for a draw v Barnet they've won every League match since or unbeaten in 7 on the spin. I'm not making any shit up.

Around Christmas/New Year, Accy were 10th Crawley 16th... maybe you did say it, but it would have required clairvoyancy skills, beyond most mortals.

OK I think we have it, on the 13th Jan you mention that Accy are on the back of 3 wins in a row like Crawley...therefore in form.  See, I take around Christmas/New Year to mean the Festive period

Had we played Accy on the Sat when they were out of form like us at the time...well we'll never know.  But I reckon they got a bit of luck with that...hopefully we got ours with Yeovil being off.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 11:23:17
Lincoln know how to grind out a late point, but 2 wins in 10 since the turn of the year suggests that they’ve burned out a bit. They’ll have to start winning again pretty swiftly to stand a chance.

I think Lincoln may have lost a few players in the window... lads on loan going back. Certainly Oxford got one who had been with the Imps for the first part of the season.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 11:27:47
I went to Fulham v Sheffield United last night and this won't be a shock to anyone on here but the standard of football was absolutely brilliant. Fulham were class from minute 15-90. They play a brand of Luke Williams football but are absolutely devastating on the counter and in Mitrovic have a decent striker with an eye for goal. It wouldn't surprise me if Fulham are in the Premiership next season.

Not bad results for us in the league last night either. Time for us to go on our run of form and steal the 3rd automatic spot!


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 11:31:54
I went to Fulham v Sheffield United last night and this won't be a shock to anyone on here but the standard of football was absolutely brilliant. Fulham were class from minute 15-90. They play a brand of Luke Williams football but are absolutely devastating on the counter and in Mitrovic have a decent striker with an eye for goal. It wouldn't surprise me if Fulham are in the Premiership next season.

Not bad results for us in the league last night either. Time for us to go on our run of form and steal the 3rd automatic spot!

I watched Fulham last season twice against Ipswich and Reading, they were superb if a little toothless up front. I hope they go up!


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 12:19:27
How the fuck they managed to get Newcastle’s best striker is beyond me, sort of signing that could get them up


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 12:26:32
How the fuck they managed to get Newcastle’s best striker is beyond me, sort of signing that could get them up

On loan.... been at Newcastle a couple of years and Rafa probably doesn't think he's good enough.

Maybe will need a new club in the summer so putting in the effort now...


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 12:27:22
What the fuck has it got to do with me.... Whilst its flattering you need to get over this obsession sweetheart...

Me obsessed? Guilty as charged, just not with you I can assure you of that 😉


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 13:01:40
A loan move to Anderlecht fell through and they were the only other takers. He can be good, but is often very lazy.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 13:36:17
On loan.... been at Newcastle a couple of years and Rafa probably doesn't think he's good enough.

Maybe will need a new club in the summer so putting in the effort now...

I’m no Rafa but given their other poor options are Dwight Gayle and that Joselu fella I find it odd he didn’t get a run. There’s a fella up there we know well who could feed him all day long with quality delivery into the box


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 14:07:14
I’m no Rafa but given their other poor options are Dwight Gayle and that Joselu fella I find it odd he didn’t get a run. There’s a fella up there we know well who could feed him all day long with quality delivery into the box

The Serbian Shearer is I fear in that no mans land of being bloody good for the Championship but not quite good enough for the Premier League, plus I suspect that the reason Rafa doesn't like him is that he likes dependable players, not bat crap crazy lunatics with flailing elbows like Mitro!

Is he any better/worse than what they have, probably not, however they are a damn sight less likely to be sent off for elbowing someone or leaving the foot in and when you are in Newcastle's position with much of a muchness strikers ending the game with 11 becomes more of a consideration!


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 14:26:04
Around Christmas/New Year, Accy were 10th Crawley 16th... maybe you did say it, but it would have required clairvoyancy skills, beyond most mortals.

OK I think we have it, on the 13th Jan you mention that Accy are on the back of 3 wins in a row like Crawley...therefore in form.  See, I take around Christmas/New Year to mean the Festive period

Had we played Accy on the Sat when they were out of form like us at the time...well we'll never know.  But I reckon they got a bit of luck with that...hopefully we got ours with Yeovil being off.

I don't know the date, but I do remember Bamboo posting a long winded analysis of an upcoming 4 game stretch that had the Accy game included and suggesting they were big contenders.  I really have no idea which one of you that post would support.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 15:56:13
I don't know the date, but I do remember Bamboo posting a long winded analysis of an upcoming 4 game stretch that had the Accy game included and suggesting they were big contenders.  I really have no idea which one of you that post would support.

13th Jan.   My contention... that isn't Christmas/NewYear.  For me that would have been the busy schedule when we had Crewe 23rd Dec, Luton 26th Notts 30th Barnet 1st.  Accy had 3 matches, won 1 lost 2.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 16:03:12
Right that's enough now. Any more said on the matter it's a 48 hour ban


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 16:35:58
Right that's enough now. Any more said on the matter it's a 48 hour ban


 :soapy tit wank:


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 16:36:26
I love you really Reg  :)


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 12:10:05
Not a game thing but a signing, I see Coventry have signed Carl Baker until the end of the season after he left ATK in India.

A bit injury prone but a good quality signing for the Sky Blues even if he is 35.

At this stage of the season it is quantity of fit personnel for the run in to the play offs that is needed, not saying we should have gone for him but hes a solid pro and the type of experienced player we could do with for our run in. A good signing by them.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 19:31:07
Could do with a Luton win at Coventry tonight and a highly unlikely defeat avoidance by Yeovil at Exeter.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 21:10:44
Cov are 1 up


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: woolster on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 21:31:57
Cov are 1 up
2 now :doh:


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: random_five on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 22:07:16
2-1


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 22:34:59
2-2. Yippee


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: ferret on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 22:45:50
Plus Exeter only drew at home to Yeovil. Good night for us.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: ferret on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 08:42:07
Interestingly, Coventry vs Lincoln, which got frozen off along with everything else 10 days ago, has been rearranged for April 24th. With only 2 more games to follow it.

That rule about playing things ASAP is clearly never enforced.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 17, 2018, 15:17:21
Notts C 1  Mansfield 0
Lincoln 3 Grimsby 1

(latest scores)


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 17, 2018, 15:45:59
Notts C 1  Mansfield 0
Lincoln 3 Grimsby 1

(latest scores)
Bit of a local derby day in the East Midlands today.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Saturday, March 17, 2018, 15:58:32
Mansfield get a 90+7 min penalty

1-1


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 17, 2018, 15:59:21
Not a bad result for us I suppose


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Saturday, March 17, 2018, 16:01:17
Only if we win, though


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, March 19, 2018, 18:23:44
 I see Exeter are at Vale Park tomorrow night weather permitting... hopefully it goes ahead, Vale have been dreadful lately after the little Aspin bounce, lets hope they rouse themselves to 3 points and clog and intimidate a few Grecians into injuries and red cards in true Burslem style.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 21:10:17
Exeter winning :(


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 11:20:04
Exeter winning :(

Hopefully they'll have picked up a few injuries and their lads will be slightly less sprightly come Saturday.



Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 13:51:11
Hopefully they'll have picked up a few injuries and their lads will be slightly less sprightly come Saturday.
Well they have Troy Brown, Troy Archibald-Henville, Jordan Moore-Taylor all injured, James McAlinden played his first game in a few weeks yesterday too. Ryan Harley picked up a knock too late on.

Apparently they played very defensively and not very well yesterday and Port Vale deserve at least a draw, Exeter were uninspiring according to PV and a few of their own fans.

MoM was Chris Pym the Exeter keeper.

Also Exeter fans seem to hate PB and have a bit of history with him when he was at Saarfend, calling him the clapping seal.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 14:00:32
Here are some comments from Exeter fans about last night...most of which sounds pretty good from our perspective.

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Not convinced, but hey ho, three points is all that matters, but on current form I'd be surprised if we got anything from the Swindon and Lincoln games.

We weren't very good second half, didn't hold the ball at all, just gave it straight back to them all the time. Luckily our opposition plumbed new depths of League Two mediocrity.

Good result but it still sounds like our midfield cant hold onto the ball.

Big win....Important not to lose to Swindon now

If we play on Saturday with the ball like we did second half tonight, we will lose. If we play like we did at Swindon, we have a chance.

Well, we weren't brilliant, but good enough.

Main worry is that we created very little; but I think we defended well against what was, admittedly a p**s poor team. When we consider that we are missing much of our first choice defense, it wasn't that bad. Pym made a couple of quality saves, and yes, they had a tendency to screw up every opportunity, but the whole team - esp Macca, Jay and Taylor - worked hard at the back. It is also the least nervous I have felt in the last minutes for a long time.

Great to get three points but God knows how. What a pile of .......... (insert expletive here)

The one negative, if it can be called that seeing as we won, is we have scored twice just once in the last nine games.

Don't think we are playing well enough, but two big games now. A chance to build a safety gap to eighth place , or at least preserve what we have with a couple of draws.

Well done City but don't think we will be good enough to get promotion this term.All these scrappy results and the inability to score more than one goal a game will take its toll. Goodness knows how we are still in the running , beats me.

Pym was clear man of the match

Great result but we need to find more goals from somewhere

IMHO Vale looked the better side all over the pitch, they'll probably wonder how they didnt get something with all their approach work, corners, and goal attempts. Citys defense, in no small part due to Pym was outstanding, so the teams kinda balanced up. They did present the ball back to Vale far too often, but thats too bad.

ot sure if it is down to what is practiced at the Cat and Fiddle, but this tactic of aimless clearances and hoofing just loses us possession far too much. A decent team will break us down as has been seen too many times this season. Great to grind out a result tonight but the passing was beyond abysmal, we just cannot seem to keep possession, or maybe tactically we don't care anymore. Thought Pym played well and defence in general (hoofing aside) also looked okay. The 2 guys up front can work their socks off all day long but the goals are not going to come with the current tactics.

I think this result is just a temporary reprieve and we'll be found out before too many weeks.
Wonder what on earth Tisdale is up to with these tactics , perhaps he just doesn't care anymore?

Didn't see anything this evening to suggest we're promotion material, we're okay but that's all. Pym was my MoM by a country mile and Storey played really well too. Vale could have scored six but we got away with it and I hope some of the early season confidence returns with this hard fought win.

City were very poor last night, PV could of hammered city had it not been for the quality of pym again.
Almost every effort on goal was from PV.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BowEGeDX3LA


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 14:08:57
They sound like us. A general feeling of surprise that even though we're crap, we're still in the mix.

Who's Pym? The goalie?


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 14:10:29
Who's Pym? The goalie?
Yep, he made a few saves last night on the video but nothing that wasn't aimed straight at him. Vales finishing was shocking.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 14:18:14
Well let's hope he does a RCC


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 15:08:57
Troy Archibald-Henville injured? Who'd a thunk that


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 15:16:46
Must be all those big buts.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 16:00:56
Exeter were uninspiring according to PV and a few of their own fans.



Thought you had started talking about yourself in the third person there, like Bomber!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIog8pQ4up0


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 16:08:30
Thought you had started talking about yourself in the third person there, like Bomber!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIog8pQ4up0
:D I did think something similar as I typed it!


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 21:51:04
 Crawley v Wycombe tonight....  :hmmm:


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: adje on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 21:52:51
Not going well


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 21:57:51
Not going well
Won't matter if we win all our remaining games ;)


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: REDBUCK on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 22:36:26
Who was it that said about a week ago that Crawley were one to watch coming up on the rails fast etc etc


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Super Hans on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 22:47:29
I've had 'Swindon v Coventry' play off final in my head for a while now so I'm just waiting for the day to arrive.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: ferret on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 23:02:36
Who was it that said about a week ago that Crawley were one to watch coming up on the rails fast etc etc

Reg Smeeton


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 23:06:09
Looking like playoffs at best then....


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: singingiiiffy on Thursday, March 22, 2018, 00:40:18
Wycombe- 9 Points Ahead Played 1 More

Port Vale (h) 20th
Notts County (a) 4th
Grimsby (h) 22nd
Yeovil (a) 17th
Lincoln (a) 8th
Accrington (h) 1st
Chesterfield (a) 23rd
Stevenage (h) 16th

Apart from Yeovil and Stevenage, the other 6 fixtures ATM are all sides that desperately need the points for title/promotion/stay up

Swindon

Exeter (a) 6th
Morecombe (h) 18th
Crawley (a) 12th
Carlisle (h) 10th
Yeovil (a) 17th
Newport (h) 11th
Grimsby (a) 22nd
Colchester (h) 13th
Accrington (h) 1st

This saturday is a massive game. After Exeter there is a big chunk of games against teams "with nothing to play for" which will ultimately decide our season. Hopefully Phil Brown can start to get some clean sheets in and get some momentum.

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City were very poor last night, PV could of hammered city had it not been for the quality of pym again.

Exeter aren't really firing but still managed to win and they have injury problems. Apparently the pitch is terrible, wont be very pretty. A game for Norris!


 


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Thursday, March 22, 2018, 08:04:06
Even if we win our game in hand Wycombe are effectively 7 points ahead given GD.

We'd need a mega run of the likes we've not seen this season to even be in the hunt.  7 points better over 8 games. Just can't see it.

If only we could get on run that combines our periods of good away and home form.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Tails on Thursday, March 22, 2018, 10:50:44
Even if we win our game in hand Wycombe are effectively 7 points ahead given GD.

We'd need a mega run of the likes we've not seen this season to even be in the hunt.  7 points better over 8 games. Just can't see it.

If only we could get on run that combines our periods of good away and home form.

New manager bounce incoming!

I'd written autos off after Wycombe beat us bu it's looked pretty unlikely all season.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: reeves4england on Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:09:41
Unless I've made any mistakes, here's who everybody still has to play in the top 9...

Accrington (6)
Mansfield
Notts County
Exeter
Wycombe
Lincoln
Swindon

Lincoln (4)
Exeter
Wycombe
Coventry
Accrington

Notts County (4)
Wycombe
Accrington
Coventry
Luton

Wycombe (3)
Notts County
Lincoln
Accrington

Exeter (3)
Swindon
Lincoln
Accrington

Swindon (2)
Exeter
Accrington

Coventry (2)

Notts County
Lincoln

Mansfield (2)
Accrington
Luton

Luton (2)
Mansfield
Notts County


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Quagmire on Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:30:56
Blimey, if Accrington win the league then its throughly deserved. Cheers for that though r4e, interesting stuff.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:48:35
"On paper" us and Luton have the slightly easier run in, but as is said all the time football is not played "On paper".

If we could win every game between now and the end of the season then we go up, simple.

I think Luton and Accrington will be the top 2 with Accringtons great run of late and Luton tailing off then it would appear to be Accringtons to lose but it could still go either way.

3rd is still up for grabs with any team down to us in 9th place still in with a great chance of taking 3rd spot.

Recent form followed by number of point from the last 15 available.

Accrington  DWWWW - 13
Luton         DDLDD - 4
Wycombe    LLDWW - 7
Notts Co     LWDWD - 8
Mansfield    WDDDD - 7
Exeter C     WDDLW - 8
Coventry C DWWDW - 11
Lincoln C    LLDWW - 7
Swindon     LWLLW - 6

Looking at that then Coventry are the ones hitting a bit of form the rest is wide open.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:59:58
"On paper" us and Luton have the slightly easier run in, but as is said all the time football is not played "On paper".

If we could win every game between now and the end of the season then we go up, simple.

I think Luton and Accrington will be the top 2 with Accringtons great run of late and Luton tailing off then it would appear to be Accringtons to lose but it could still go either way.

3rd is still up for grabs with any team down to us in 9th place still in with a great chance of taking 3rd spot.

Recent form followed by number of point from the last 15 available.

Accrington  DWWWW - 13
Luton         DDLDD - 4
Wycombe    LLDWW - 7
Notts Co     LWDWD - 8
Mansfield    WDDDD - 7
Exeter C     WDDLW - 8
Coventry C DWWDW - 11
Lincoln C    LLDWW - 7
Swindon     LWLLW - 6

Looking at that then Coventry are the ones hitting a bit of form the rest is wide open.

All games are difficult at this time of the season.  Like Exeter in mid week, they may have been crap but got the job done, that's all that matters.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, March 22, 2018, 13:09:55
Indeed, every game is big for those at the top and bottom of the table.

At least we have played all the bottom 6 clubs fighting against relegation home and away already with the exception of Grimsby at home.

Its going to be whoever has a run of form now and then usually its whoever goes into the play offs on the strongest run that succeeds.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: leftside on Thursday, March 22, 2018, 23:26:43
9 games to go and Town aren't even in the play-off places. We're not even one place of the POs and we've got a crap goal difference. Finishing in the top 7 will be an achievement.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Friday, March 23, 2018, 00:21:30
9 games to go and Town aren't even in the play-off places. We're not even one place of the POs and we've got a crap goal difference. Finishing in the top 7 will be an achievement.

You've gotta be trolling? One point off 7th and a game in hand over 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Exeter in 6th have a similarly poor GD. They had 3 GiH on us at one point and only sit 3 points ahead. In one game beat them by 2 goals and we'll be level on points and GD with them. It ain't over 'til it's over and that applies massively in this league, this season. We could easily go on to win our game in hand and be 3 points from automatic. I'm sure nearly every team from ourselves up to Wycombe are saying similar things. It could easily flounder and we end up 14th or something silly but wouldn't it be great to go into the Accy game knowing their title hopes have been settled and we need a point to capture third spot?

I imagine 3 or 4 teams all challenging for that final spot on the season decider. Sky should be creaming their pants off at this prospect, much more dramatic than the Premier league. Ok, the football is shit but there is a lot riding on this season. Enjoy the ride, as ever!


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, March 23, 2018, 01:40:41
9 games to go and Town aren't even in the play-off places. We're not even one place of the POs and we've got a crap goal difference. Finishing in the top 7 will be an achievement.

It would be.  Saturday is a very hard game... the last time we went there in the league, more or less 7 years ago, we lost 1-0. How could this be I hear you say as the Grecians fielded a team containing TAH, James Dunne, Ryan Harley and Jamie Cureton.... whereas we could put out Caddis, Douglas, Prutton and Ritchie  :hmmm:



Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Pax Romana on Friday, March 23, 2018, 10:00:07
wouldn't it be great to go into the Accy game knowing their title hopes have been settled and we need a point to capture third spot?

I can see the attraction of a 'shades of Walsall' non-game in front of a big crowd, but imagine instead a game where we were in 3rd and 4th place respectively where the winner gets auto and the loser could drop right out of the play-offs?  Big potential heartbreak but the chance of a great day out that we can drone on about for years.  :)


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, March 23, 2018, 12:24:49
Tomorrow’s fixtures, just in case you’re interested.

Luton v Barnet
Wycombe v Port Vale
Chesterfield v Notts C. (Sunday & a bitter local derby)
FGR v Mansfield
Coventry v Grimsby
Carlisle v Cambridge
Crawley v Cheltenham
Morcambe v Lincoln
Accrington Stanley have no fixture tomorrow or Sunday.

Interestingly Accrington will have a massive impact on who goes up and the play offs. They have to play the following....

Mansfield A
Notts Co. H
Exeter H
Wycombe A
Lincoln H
Swindon A
Plus three other fixtures not involving current runners and riders.








Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Friday, March 23, 2018, 13:11:21
Boils down to us. Win 7 or 8 of the remaining games and we go up automatically. Lots of 6 pointers between now and season’s end, so teams will all be dropping points.

I think tomorrow will be the turning point. A win there and we can dream of 3rd. But even a draw will put us on the back foot.

We need to put the WIN in Swindon!


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, March 23, 2018, 13:38:46
Yep its entirely down to us, if we win every game then we go up, if we win 75% we will certainly get into the play offs at least, as Audrey says lots of 6 pointers for all the teams above us team will drop points.

Tomorrow is a massive game, a real 6 pointer for us, I see Linganzi is fit to play and Norris rated slightly better than 50/50.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, March 23, 2018, 15:36:03
Yep its entirely down to us, if we win every game then we go up, if we win 75% we will certainly get into the play offs at least, as Audrey says lots of 6 pointers for all the teams above us team will drop points.

Tomorrow is a massive game, a real 6 pointer for us, I see Linganzi is fit to play and Norris rated slightly better than 50/50.

You can't win 75% of 9 games can you  :hmmm:


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Friday, March 23, 2018, 18:54:07
You can't win 75% of 9 games can you  :hmmm:

I guess you can win 77.77% of 9 games though


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: leftside on Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:56:54
You've gotta be trolling? One point off 7th and a game in hand over 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Exeter in 6th have a similarly poor GD. They had 3 GiH on us at one point and only sit 3 points ahead. In one game beat them by 2 goals and we'll be level on points and GD with them. It ain't over 'til it's over and that applies massively in this league, this season. We could easily go on to win our game in hand and be 3 points from automatic. I'm sure nearly every team from ourselves up to Wycombe are saying similar things. It could easily flounder and we end up 14th or something silly but wouldn't it be great to go into the Accy game knowing their title hopes have been settled and we need a point to capture third spot?

I imagine 3 or 4 teams all challenging for that final spot on the season decider. Sky should be creaming their pants off at this prospect, much more dramatic than the Premier league. Ok, the football is shit but there is a lot riding on this season. Enjoy the ride, as ever!

Not trolling at all. I'm ever the pessimist.

Look at today's fixtures. Our PO rivals have some very winnable games. If we lose at Exeter there could be a lot of catching up to do. Not saying we're out of it but to get a PO spot will take some effort. If we get in the POs it should be on the back of good form, which would be very positive for the PO semis.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, March 24, 2018, 13:10:52
Not to late to do a flash crowd at FGR today. Help Veggie Utd to three points, nobble Stags promotion push and slag the fuck out of Flitcroft.....


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, March 24, 2018, 16:19:28
Not trolling at all. I'm ever the pessimist.

Look at today's fixtures. Our PO rivals have some very winnable games. If we lose at Exeter there could be a lot of catching up to do. Not saying we're out of it but to get a PO spot will take some effort. If we get in the POs it should be on the back of good form, which would be very positive for the PO semis.


Absolutely, but then look at Good Friday fixture and they fall lrgely in our favour. Twists and turns and all that jazz :)


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, March 24, 2018, 17:12:54
FVR beating DFS 1-0


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, March 24, 2018, 17:15:24
Cov leading 2-0 v The Waters Lovleh (to be expected).

*Now 3-0


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, March 24, 2018, 18:02:18
Exeter and Cov the big gainers in the promotion hunt.

Wycombe and Lincoln both draw

Town and Stags both lose.

Still plenty to play for but we're making it more difficult for ourselves. Coventry looking like the form team in the play-off spots, they may well be the team to sneak 3rd. Mansfield had Pearce sent off and Agent DF seems to have had a cracking start up there; I make that 4 games, 3 draws and 1 loss. They seriously are on track to drop out of the play offs. Trouble is, we could easily do the same. No new manager bounce for them. Frustrating for us today as a cheap penalty (karma from last week maybe?) has cost us. Only ourselves to blame really though. Exeter behaved like a Labrador pup for the last 20mins and still managed to bad another goal.

Good Friday is a favourable set of fixtures with 4 teams in the play off hunt playing each other. We really need to win that or slight auto's will be over ad concerns will mount for missing out on play offs. GF will be PTP's biggest test for us. Time to knuckle down and see which players are really up for the fight.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 24, 2018, 18:05:15
something to cheer us up, stagsnet

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well ive never even thought of posting whilst at a game before but that was flipping rubbish.
it's taken me 4 hours to get here and im now sat in my car after leaving early.
something is wrong. players look like they dont know what thyre supposed to be doing.
forget autos. forget play-offs. season over. goodnight.
flitcroft out.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, March 24, 2018, 18:08:51
Mansfield seem to be capitulating, I reckon we'll overtake them in the next couple of games.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 24, 2018, 18:09:29
Mansfield seem to be capitulating, I reckon we'll overtake them in the next couple of games.

Maybe, then it'll be a slugfest with Lincoln for that last spot..


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, March 24, 2018, 18:10:56
Maybe, then it'll be a slugfest with Lincoln for that last spot..

Pretty much.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, March 24, 2018, 18:11:56
something to cheer us up, stagsnet


It certainly will be funny (in retrospect) if both ourselves and Mansfield don't make PO's. More so for Mansfield and for the Egg on face that DF would have to take. Would make next season interesting. Let's see how this one pans out but I understand if the faith is slipping :)


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Sunday, March 25, 2018, 14:12:19
Chesterfield doing their bit. 2-0 up against Notts County.

God, 3 points yesterday would have been real dandy


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, March 25, 2018, 14:25:36
Zavon Hines who we had on trial pre season scored the second for the Spirites.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, March 25, 2018, 16:56:13
Chesterfield doing their bit. 2-0 up against Notts County.

God, 3 points yesterday would have been real dandy
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 The irony is their manager is probably thinking the same.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Pax Romana on Monday, March 26, 2018, 15:46:16
Incredible stat on Sky Sports Saturday re Coventry.  Apparently they haven't finished in top 6 for 47 years. 


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, March 26, 2018, 15:58:11
Incredible stat on Sky Sports Saturday re Coventry.  Apparently they haven't finished in top 6 for 47 years. 

I don't think that is right... I posted this up back in August...

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Exciting times for Cov fans.  They're one of only 2 eligible teams who've never been in the PO's... t'other is Oxford.

In fact Cov haven't finished in the top 6 of a Div since 69/70 when they finished 6th in Div 1.

I make that 48 years  :hmmm:


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Pax Romana on Monday, March 26, 2018, 17:08:14
Fair enough, I stand corrected.

I wonder how many supporters of clubs like Swindon would have swapped 47 48 years of bumbling around the lower leagues with the regular near misses and actual promotions & relegations for all Coventry's years in the top flight, apparently much more illustrious and high profile but probably in the end frustrating and even tedious.  Not me. 


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, March 26, 2018, 17:11:12
Not for me. I prefer our cycle of being really crap for a while, and then really good for a while.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, March 26, 2018, 19:53:37
Fair enough, I stand corrected.

I wonder how many supporters of clubs like Swindon would have swapped 47 48 years of bumbling around the lower leagues with the regular near misses and actual promotions & relegations for all Coventry's years in the top flight, apparently much more illustrious and high profile but probably in the end frustrating and even tedious.  Not me. 

From our early glory days of the Southern League, before the Great War, up until the mid 60's Cov were a regular opponent, apart from the odd season. Pretty much 50/50 in the wins stakes.  It was then that Jimmy Hill got them up, whereas we went back down from the old Div 2, not to see each other again in a league fixture for 30  years until the Prem.

So their older fans knew all about being down in the lower reaches.

That they managed to survive as long as they did was something of a miracle as they were never really much more than a Div 3 club.... look back  on some of the sides who consistently managed to scrape out of relegation and they had some proper mediocre squads.

Had Jimmy's stewardship not happened, it's likely that Cov would be up there with our most played opponents.... the worry for us, is that the top dozen or so of these, have all to some extent left us behind.  In some cases quite a long way behind.

The only one in Div 4 is Exeter, who weigh in about 14th in the list, and currently we're below them.

This doesn't thrill me...


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, April 14, 2018, 22:21:58
Notts County's 2nd goal was a fucking awful comedy of errors. Ugh, I fucking hate this league.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, April 15, 2018, 01:50:18
Ugh, I fucking hate this league.

However it's where we are.... got to make the most of it.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Sunday, April 15, 2018, 14:00:08
However it's where we are.... got to make the most of it.

Yeah I appreciate that...bloody frustrating though. I accept it's where we are, for now.

So Reg, who has surprised or impressed you from the Town squad, in a distinctly average season to date that has been blistered with periods of quality and that nagging friend of mine, hope?


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, April 16, 2018, 20:25:47
  See it all kicked off in El Glosico, on Saturday..... both before and during the game.

  https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/cheltenham-news/el-glosico-brawl-latest-police-1462935

  https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/cheltenham-news/el-glosico-trouble-continued-stadium-1459817

  Disgraceful....



Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Monday, April 16, 2018, 20:45:34
I hope we can finally beat fcuking Cheltenham next season, loathsome pricks


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 16, 2018, 20:58:51
Sounds like FGR fans from that. Police used pepperami spray to disperse them


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, April 16, 2018, 21:31:23
Sounds like FGR fans from that. Police used pepperami spray to disperse them

 :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:

For those who think there's nothing left in this season, the Wilts/Glos/Somerset mini league has yet to be decided the big one being on the 24th at Huish Park v FGR.

Atm we're heading the table but can be edged out if FGR prevail by more than a goal.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 21:55:09
 Congrats to Accy, promoted tonight.

 As expected looking grim for Chesterfield  :(


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 22:13:42
Can't begrudge Stanley going up, good luck to them. Tremendous effort

Surely even the biggest optimist/wait and see type has written us off now. 4 (5) points behind and a game extra played.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 22:41:09
Yep that Lincoln result has probably done for us


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Ells on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 22:48:31
Congrats to Accy, promoted tonight.

 As expected looking grim for Chesterfield  :(

Why are we sad about Chesterfield? Have I missed something


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 07:36:24
Why are we sad about Chesterfield? Have I missed something
I'm guessing it's in the context of 'There but for the grace of God go I' kind of thing. Which in fairness it could have been.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 07:48:06
I'm guessing it's in the context of 'There but for the grace of God go I' kind of thing. Which in fairness it could have been.

Correct!


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 09:27:14
Sounds like FGR fans from that. Police used pepperami spray to disperse them
Batch this made me laugh more than it probably should have!


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 09:59:16
Brilliant achievement by Accrington. Just shows what can be done in this division with the right type of players and organisation.

Can't help but think that Kayden Jackson is one that got away.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 10:26:47
Brilliant achievement by Accrington. Just shows what can be done in this division with the right type of players and organisation.

Can't help but think that Kayden Jackson is one that got away.
How a team play together as a unit can be more than its individual parts as we were under Macari.

KJ was the only player in the Accrington team that impressed me when we played them up there, looks to have good feet and can take a half chance, plays a lot like Ajose but with more pace.

He did show some promise when he scored 6 in 10 for Supermarine while on loan but was never given a chance by Cooper who thought he was too lightweight, he went on to score a fair few in the lower leagues but then given a chance by Wxm and Grimsby he never really took his chance and was played out wide by Wxm and Grimsby rather than through the middle.

Was surprised that Barnsley took the gamble on him when they did but hes finally being played in his right position and doing well with 15 goals this term but he does link up well with Billy Kee.

Well done Accrington, such a small budget and fan base to do what they have done is some achievement after a near miss 2 years ago.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 10:32:13
Why are we sad about Chesterfield? Have I missed something

A number of reasons.  Always found Chesterfield fans a decent bunch... the famous game back in the 80's summed it up. Match postponed on Friday night at Saltergate because of floodlight failure, it was rapidly re arranged for the Saturday afternoon and those Town fans who lurked around were put up by Chesterfield fans.

I guess the sort of thing you'd expect from a town that could elect Tony Benn as MP.

Further Ernie Moss, was an opposition player I always enjoyed watching, and it's very sad to hear of his illness, perhaps a heading balls thing.  Ernie recently had a road named after him, leading up to the new ground. Here's what Ernie said about the game....

"For me competing was all about the pride and dignity of honest endeavour, - and winning wasn't all about riches and rewards, it was about preserving ones sporting integrity, it was about honour"

Proper old skool working class values...

I've a sliding scale when it comes to opposition clubs....  There are those that I have no time for, and there are a lot of those.  Others, who I'm not too bothered about either way and a few I generally wish well.

To give some idea of context.... Mansfield, when they went to the Conference, not bothered about it, this despite their fans  bricking the Rimes coach in 68, and the trouble in 85/86 with Thatcher's paramilitaries.  I guess that they have a Tory MP who believes in sterilisation for the under classes comes as no surprise.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 10:35:19
A number of reasons.  Always found Chesterfield fans a decent bunch... the famous game back in the 80's summed it up. Match postponed on Friday night at Saltergate because of floodlight failure, it was rapidly re arranged for the Saturday afternoon and those Town fans who lurked around were put up by Chesterfield fans.
Interesting, I have always found their fans were pretty arrogant, after our defeat at Wembley my small party were abused after the game outside Wembley and also on the train at Waterloo coming home, I have no sympaty for them.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 10:42:45
Interesting, I have always found their fans were pretty arrogant, after our defeat at Wembley my small party were abused after the game outside Wembley and also on the train at Waterloo coming home, I have no sympaty for them.

I find that surprising PV, After Wembley I had nothing but good chat with the Spireites fans.

I guess it shows that you get good and bad that go to football and sounds like you encountered the negative side unfortunately.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 10:47:01
Interesting, I have always found their fans were pretty arrogant, after our defeat at Wembley my small party were abused after the game outside Wembley and also on the train at Waterloo coming home, I have no sympaty for them.

I take people as I find them... of course nothing is perfect, Chesterfield had a moniker like our Swindle... Cheaterfield a few years back.

Further when I was last up there a couple of season's back, the chip  shop where I had a very decent lunch, proved to be owned by a jihadist.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/terror-suspects-lair-bomb-factory-11724534

The club did put up those evacuated by the bomb squad, mind.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 11:00:49
I was shocked at the level of abuse TBH and I know I wasn't the only Town fan to be on the end of it.

Disappointing, but then when you have a lot of football fans there is always going to be a few twats.

What was more disappointing for me was I had my teenage autistic step daughter with me having her first visit to Wembley and it upset her a lot.



Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 11:24:46
I have to say, the only other football teams I have a vested interest in are Southampton & Eastleigh (both local to me).

If they fall on hard times or go through the mire, I feel for them. A bit like Saints this season, don't get me wrong they have themselves to blame for being so wank.

Anyone outside of Swindon, Southampton and Eastleigh, I couldn't give any less of a fuck about.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 11:29:49
Accrington could be champions by the time they visit.
If our lot do the guard of honour thing, then hopefully that might act as a bit of motivation for next season (for those that will still be here).

Didn't Port Vale get promoted the season after we were champions?
Straws to clutch I know.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: RedRag on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 14:41:58
I was shocked at the level of abuse TBH and I know I wasn't the only Town fan to be on the end of it.

Disappointing, but then when you have a lot of football fans there is always going to be a few twats.

What was more disappointing for me was I had my teenage autistic step daughter with me having her first visit to Wembley and it upset her a lot.



We sure got abuse from 'Wall after the game.  Tbf PDC did rather up the abuse levels we suffered in the Johnsons season.  Very sorry for your stepdaughter, mind.

Separately I was a little incredulous that 4 scots were being charged criminally for abusing Eddie Jones in a 2nd class carriage on the way back from Scotland after the Calcutta Cup game.

How often have we all been abused on a second class carriage returning from an away game without such consequence?


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: RedRag on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 14:44:10
Accrington could be champions by the time they visit.
If our lot do the guard of honour thing, then hopefully that might act as a bit of motivation for next season (for those that will still be here).

Didn't Port Vale get promoted the season after we were champions?
Straws to clutch I know.
No straw too desperate to clutch :)


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Cheltred on Thursday, April 19, 2018, 18:34:00
I hope we can finally beat fcuking Cheltenham next season, loathsome pricks
Having been born and bred there and sick of the gloating from their fans ,(almost) every time we play them, I can only hope so too


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: StefPol on Thursday, April 19, 2018, 18:42:41
I have to say, the only other football teams I have a vested interest in are Southampton & Eastleigh (both local to me).

If they fall on hard times or go through the mire, I feel for them. A bit like Saints this season, don't get me wrong they have themselves to blame for being so wank.

Anyone outside of Swindon, Southampton and Eastleigh, I couldn't give any less of a fuck about.

Same here. Really would like Eastleigh to get promoted. However hate Saints with a passion and am hoping they get relegated and stay down.

I remember going to St Mary’s when we won 1-0 with Austin scoring. I went mental when we scored.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 10:14:01
 Yeovil and FGR's 0-0er last night, not only conveniently kept both fixtures active for us next season, but confirmed STFC as the winner of the Wilts/Glos/Somerset mini league.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 10:15:04
Yeovil and FGR's 0-0er last night, not only conveniently kept both fixtures active for us next season, but confirmed STFC as the winner of the Wilts/Glos/Somerset mini league.
Yay, We Are the Champions of WGS! Typical Reg, always looking to find the sliver lining amidst the gloom :)


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 21:57:24
OK not in our league, but Gary Woddock's Aldershot missed 2 chances to go through to the next it's a knockout conference playoff round - Robert missing one of them.

The keeper then hit the post  in sudden death to allow Ebsfleet to go through to meet Tranmere on Saturday.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: tans on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 22:00:01
What kind of manager gives the GK first penalty in sudden death?

LP next appointment


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 22:06:18
2nd pen in sudden death, but point stands!


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 22:08:37
2nd pen in sudden death, but point stands!

Booooooo!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kcw79_UvGw


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, May 3, 2018, 09:49:11
 More importantly, Chesterfield beat Newport on Tuesday night thus wasting their game in hand, and failing to leapfrog us.

 Finishing below them won't look very good given they're only just hanging onto league status, due to off field problems.

 


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, May 3, 2018, 10:04:30
OK not in our league, but Gary Woddock's Aldershot missed 2 chances to go through to the next it's a knockout conference playoff round - Robert missing one of them.

The keeper then hit the post  in sudden death to allow Ebsfleet to go through to meet Tranmere on Saturday.

Do they make them wear funny costumes and run around with a convicted pedophile shouting about Belgians?  :hmmm:


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Thursday, May 3, 2018, 10:40:14
Do they make them wear funny costumes and run around with a convicted pedophile shouting about Belgians?  :hmmm:

Think that is being trialled next season


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 18:34:31
Tranmere into conference final.

(c)Oldham currently in relation position from L1 at ht


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 18:54:00
Back to Rochdale needing to better Oldham.

More than happy Town fans getting in a tiz because we've got to go to Sutton or Boreham Wood ahead of Tranmere (who would probably seriously compete in L2).


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 18:56:49
Back to Oldham


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 18:58:47
Back to Oldham

L1 getting the 'drama' that L2 couldn't provide.

Thanks to Coventry and Morecambe playing out a 0-0 (and rightly so!)


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 19:32:05
Oldham it is, get the jumpers ready


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 19:33:23
Oldham it is, get the jumpers ready

It's taken years but they've finally dropped.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 19:34:06
Brilliant for Joe Thompson of Rochdale to have beaten cancer twice and scored the goal that keeps them up.

Oldham next season then.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 19:34:20
Oldham it is, get the jumpers ready

Welcome to the ex Prem clubs in Div 4 club Latics....


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Sunday, May 6, 2018, 13:34:21
Ahh so Pine Villa finally make the chop into the needley old Division 4. They've been on borrowed time for several years and now they eventually don't make the cut.

Welcome to the shit den of basement league football.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, May 6, 2018, 15:52:53
Ahh so Pine Villa finally make the chop into the needley old Division 4. They've been on borrowed time for several years and now they eventually don't make the cut.

Welcome to the shit den of basement league football.

I like what you've done there... they really should have kept the Pine Villa name. Would have brought a whole new meaning to Luke Williams style cone collecting


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: tans on Sunday, May 6, 2018, 17:23:59
Boreham wood in the play off final


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Sunday, May 6, 2018, 17:35:19
Boreham wood in the play off final
Should get Flitcroft in as manager. Boreham Wood managed by Bore ‘em Shitless


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: pauld on Sunday, May 6, 2018, 19:46:55
Should get Flitcroft in as manager. Boreham Wood managed by Bore ‘em Shitless
:D


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: ferret on Monday, May 7, 2018, 09:01:31
No doubt the ‘one million percent application’ of a ‘Dave’ Flitcroft team would have seen them stroll away with the title.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 15:19:27
Watching the Lincoln v Exeter play off game.

Jeez, we must really have been shit not to finish above these 2.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 15:22:14
It's the 4th tier of football. It's not oozing with amazing football.

Exeter finished fourth and many say that there were largely inconsistent. With that in mind, Town must have been overwhelming inconsistent.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 17:13:51
Boreham wood in the play off final
My Aunty lived in Boreham Wood. Barton Way infact. You could hear the screeching of car tyres at any time of the night or day when they did filming for the Elstree Film Studios in the nearby multi-storey car park back in the 60’s-70’s


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 18:06:33
Tranmere it is then


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 18:51:12
Tranmere it is then

Half Man, Half Biscuit will be pleased.  I guess if we think back to the time when we beat them in the PO 25 years ago, their fans were top notch that night at Prenton.  So for no other reason I'm pleased to see them back.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 19:24:48
One of my favourite days. Beers in The Clipper, buttock clenching game, curry in the Wirral afterwards.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: donkey on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 20:02:34
Half Man, Half Biscuit will be pleased.  I guess if we think back to the time when we beat them in the PO 25 years ago, their fans were top notch that night at Prenton.  So for no other reason I'm pleased to see them back.

Damn right. What a night. And you're right, the Tranmere were excellent. Great memories.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 20:37:43
One of the all time great nights and one which I never would have imagined would end with the Town fans singing "Tranmere, Tranmere, Tranmere" ...two amazing games in fact.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Bedford Red on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 22:41:59
Steve Vickers must still have sleepness nights about those two games


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, May 13, 2018, 03:08:08
There can't have been a more amazing opening 7 minutes to a game in the history of the Club than that first leg at the CG...


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, May 13, 2018, 09:21:29
There can't have been a more amazing opening 7 minutes to a game in the history of the Club than that first leg at the CG...

A Stratton Bank mosh pit.
Happy days.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Sunday, May 13, 2018, 09:52:57
I’d forgotten about their disallowed goal. Looked fine to me.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MRfVecqH1fc


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, May 13, 2018, 10:12:22
Absolutely. If it had been allowed it would have changed the complexion of the whole tie. As it was, we went 3-0 up before half time and they could never quite claw that deficit back - although they came pretty damned close of course...


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: 4D on Sunday, May 13, 2018, 11:30:33
2nd half  :)

 http://youtu.be/BV6bUJpx6PI


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: RobertT on Sunday, May 13, 2018, 13:23:02
If anyone ever wonders why you watch the Town, especially in recent years, those two Tranmere games and the Leicester final all within a couple of weeks of each other shows them why.  Clearly the Sunderland game at Wembley was a much better performance, but the drama in those games in 1993 is hard to forget.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, May 13, 2018, 15:38:35
If anyone ever wonders why you watch the Town, especially in recent years, those two Tranmere games and the Leicester final all within a couple of weeks of each other shows them why.  Clearly the Sunderland game at Wembley was a much better performance, but the drama in those games in 1993 is hard to forget.

And if that wasn't enough, you had this - probably the most electric atmosphere I've ever experienced at the CG for a non-play off game. In fact it did have the feel of a play off semi-final. Magnificent...

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?Tab=Video&MatchID=19930134 Swindon 2 Newcastle 1

and this was just surreal...

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?Tab=Video&MatchID=19930142 Birmingham 4 Swindon 6

All this and much, much more. Well that's why I keep coming back season after season, how those who are too young to remember manage to do it, I don't know. Fair play to them though and thank God they do...


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, May 13, 2018, 15:59:57
And if that wasn't enough, you had this - probably the most electric atmosphere I've ever experienced at the CG for a non-play off game. In fact it did have the feel of a play off semi-final. Magnificent...

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?Tab=Video&MatchID=19930134 Swindon 2 Newcastle 1

and this was just surreal...

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?Tab=Video&MatchID=19930142 Birmingham 4 Swindon 6

All this and much, much more. Well that's why I keep coming back season after season, how those who are too young to remember manage to do it, I don't know. Fair play to them though and thank God they do...


Younger age groups have the moments where Town won battles but lost wars. Nothing close to the early 90's stuff but enough to keep the hope alive.

2003/04
2009/10
2012/13
2014/15

Di Canio season helped quite a lot too.

I maintain that I don't follow Swindon for any kind of success or glory, although it's ruddy great when it does happen. I support Swindon... because I do! Passed down to me and that's that.

Success is not a must.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, May 13, 2018, 16:23:14
Younger age groups have the moments where Town won battles but lost wars. Nothing close to the early 90's stuff but enough to keep the hope alive.

2003/04
2009/10
2012/13
2014/15

Di Canio season helped quite a lot too.


I maintain that I don't follow Swindon for any kind of success or glory, although it's ruddy great when it does happen. I support Swindon... because I do! Passed down to me and that's that.

Success is not a must.
True enough - we've had our moments, more than some have to be fair. Certainly no one can accuse any of us of being 'glory hunters' though... 8)


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, May 13, 2018, 16:36:48
True enough - we've had our moments, more than some have to be fair. Certainly no one can accuse any of us of being 'glory hunters' though... 8)

Absolutely not!

Imagine what TEF would be like if Swindon Town suddenly enjoyed a period of success resulting in a prolonged Premier League stay!?

We'd have to reluctantly up the 25% Football and the 80% Bollocks.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, May 13, 2018, 16:47:45
Absolutely not!

Imagine what TEF would be like if Swindon Town suddenly enjoyed a period of success resulting in a prolonged Premier League stay!?

We'd have to reluctantly up the 25% Football and the 80% Bollocks.


I think I enjoyed those seasons in Championship (as it is now) with Macari, Ardilles & Hoddle, more than the Premier League season. I guess it helped that we actually looked liked winning games, but being competitive at that level was success in itself compared to most of the years preceding it.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, May 13, 2018, 16:57:32
Agreed.

My generation were too young to appreciate the second tier comfort of the late 80's.

Town left the second tier just as I was leaving school and those couple of seasons seemed bleaker than any of the third tier mediocrity that followed.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, May 13, 2018, 16:58:21
Of course, the irony is, regarding 92/93, is that we only won one more game than this season and got 8 more points.



Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, May 13, 2018, 17:14:11
Of course, the irony is, regarding 92/93, is that we only won one more game than this season and got 8 more points.


A perfect example Reg of how statistics on their own do not tell the whole story  ;)


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, May 13, 2018, 17:44:36
A perfect example Reg of how statistics on their own do not tell the whole story  ;)

An example of how the margins between success or not are fine. 

This season had we managed to say held on at Lincoln and seen out draws in 4 or 5 key games, it could have been different.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, May 13, 2018, 17:55:55
An example of how the margins between success or not are fine. 

This season had we managed to say held on at Lincoln and seen out draws in 4 or 5 key games, it could have been different.
...or had scraped a win at home against a team that's now in the Conference rather than get stuffed 1-4... I couldn't agree more...


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: RobertT on Sunday, May 13, 2018, 22:09:40
Of course, the irony is, regarding 92/93, is that we only won one more game than this season and got 8 more points.



Where is the irony?  Had we got enough points to make it to the play offs, won it via some exciting games, it may have felt a lot different at the close of this season, but it didn't.  We were also playing the likes of Forest Green Rovers and not on the cusp of the top league.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 18, 2018, 21:30:00
Looks like Coventry or Exeter are going up then,  I hope it's Exeter purely because I quite like a trip to Coventry


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 01:31:50
Looks like Coventry or Exeter are going up then,  I hope it's Exeter purely because I quite like a trip to Coventry

Other way round for me... however the waters are muddied. The last I read was that Cov were moving out of the Ricoh again, to a rugby league stadium, upgraded for lower league football.

Exeter getting a redevelopment, so that we would get more than this season's pitiful away allocation.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: THE FLASH on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 02:03:14
Watched all the playoff games thus far and all of them have contained shit reffing with maybe the exception being Exeter v imps.

If the Shrews get that useless cunt at Wembley Rotherham are finished.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: donkey on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 16:07:26
Other way round for me... however the waters are muddied. The last I read was that Cov were moving out of the Ricoh again, to a rugby league stadium, upgraded for lower league football.

Exeter getting a redevelopment, so that we would get more than this season's pitiful away allocation.

If Cov could make the Butts work for them it'd be great. Walking distance from the train station and city centre pubs. Much, much better location.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 20, 2018, 18:59:21
Congratulations to Brackley. 1-1 @ FT with Bravkley equalising in the last of 5 mins added time. 1-1 @ Extra Time. Pens. Brackley x0000, Bromley 0000x sudden death Brackley win.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 28, 2018, 09:48:30
Coventry v Exeter today at Wembley, looks like it will be almost double the attendance of yesterdays Rotherham v Shrewbury which was a little over 26k with Exeter having sold over 11k and Coventry 37k.

Good luck to them both but for me I would rather keep Exeter down for selfish reasons, so I have another local game next season to go to.

On the pitch there is little betweeen the sides for me so I think it will be close unless one sides keeper decided to model himself on Loris Karius or there is a sending off.

On a similar note....

28 years ago today we took 35k to Wembley for the game with Sunderland, what a day that was!


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, May 28, 2018, 09:52:58
Coventry v Exeter today at Wembley, looks like it will be almost double the attendance of yesterdays Rotherham v Shrewbury which was a little over 26k with Exeter having sold over 11k and Coventry 37k.

Good luck to them both but for me I would rather keep Exeter down for selfish reasons, so I have another local game next season to go to.

On the pitch there is little betweeen the sides for me so I think it will be close unless one sides keeper decided to model himself on Loris Karius or there is a sending off.

On a similar note....

29 years ago today we took 35k to Wembley for the game with Sunderland, what a day that was!

Surely 28 years?  I'm not very good with years, and having a thread heading that next season is 19/20 doesn't help.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 28, 2018, 09:56:23
Surely 28 years?  I'm not very good with years, and having a thread heading that next season is 19/20 doesn't help.
Ha Yeah my maths is bad this time of day :D

My head said 28 but my fingers typed 29 :o

Its 25 years on Thursday since the Hoddle PO final too, God I feel old.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, May 28, 2018, 10:14:16
Ha Yeah my maths is bad this time of day :D

My head said 28 but my fingers typed 29 :o

Its 25 years on Thursday since the Hoddle PO final too, God I feel old.

I know the feeling.... however back to the point, I'm with you for wanting Cov to go up and Exeter to stay down.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 28, 2018, 10:15:39
Come on Exeter


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 28, 2018, 16:07:22
1-0 Coventry, well taken goal from distance that.

Definately deserved on attacking play.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 28, 2018, 16:12:25
2-0 Coventry.

Another well taken goal but took a big deflection.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: woolster on Monday, May 28, 2018, 16:40:43
2-0 Coventry.

Another well taken goal but took a big deflection.
3.0 Exeter have been about as good as us against Preston :suicide:


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 28, 2018, 16:46:50
3.0 Exeter have been about as good as us against Preston :suicide:
Indeed, they have been very poor today.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 28, 2018, 16:47:22
Good goal from Exeter to make it 3-1 with 2 mins to go.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 28, 2018, 16:53:24
Congrats to Coventry, deserved win today against a mostly poor Exeter in what could be Tisdales last game in charge IMO, it was Perrymans last game as Director of Football before he retires.

Good turn out of just over 50k there almost double the L1 play off attendance yesterday.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, May 28, 2018, 16:54:33
 Well done to Cov.  The 2 clubs reckoned to be the basket weaver's basket cases Blackpool and Cov have now won the last 2 Div 4 PO's, which gives us some hope.

 Cov's presence leaves 2 eligible clubs who've never qualified for the FL PO's in the 31 years.

 One is FGR, which with only one season is understandable, the other is not a whole lot further from the CG, but isn't Cheltnum.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, May 28, 2018, 17:16:14
Well done to Cov.  The 2 clubs reckoned to be the basket weaver's basket cases Blackpool and Cov have now won the last 2 Div 4 PO's, which gives us some hope.

 Cov's presence leaves 2 eligible clubs who've never qualified for the FL PO's in the 31 years.

 One is FGR, which with only one season is understandable, the other is not a whole lot further from the CG, but isn't Cheltnum.
Southampton?


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Monday, May 28, 2018, 17:18:58
Scum scum scum


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, May 28, 2018, 17:29:23
Southampton?

No, Audrey has it.


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 11:49:34
Congrats to Coventry, deserved win today against a mostly poor Exeter in what could be Tisdales last game in charge IMO, it was Perrymans last game as Director of Football before he retires.

Good turn out of just over 50k there almost double the L1 play off attendance yesterday.

Tisdale was asked what he does now?  His reply, "drive down the M4, stop off in Wiltshire to go home"  :hmmm:


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 11:54:43
Tisdale was asked what he does now?  His reply, "drive down the M4, stop off in Wiltshire to go home"  :hmmm:
I know he still lives just outside of Chippenham, heavily linked to the MKD job apparently.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44288542


Title: Re: The "other games in our league" matchday thread 2018
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 14:35:09
I know he still lives just outside of Chippenham, heavily linked to the MKD job apparently.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44288542

Managing appointing a brand new manager who was already living in North Wilts!? Insane.

Suppose Holloway was the last potential when he was based in Yatton Keynell.