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Title: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Quagmire on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 09:35:40
So Brown says we need 74/75 points for the play offs, meaning we need a minimum of 11 points from the last 5 games. A tough ask so anything less than 3 points tonight and surely thatís season over.

Iím going for a 2.0 win, Woolery and Richards scoring in front of a 6019 crowd.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 09:41:11
I've already written the playoffs off to be honest. Even if we get there, the teams around us are better than we are so we won't win them. Still going tonight though and I think it'll be tight, a 1-0 to either side.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 09:42:14
Either a dour draw (1-1) or our multiple crosses may begin to find their targets and we run out 2-0 winners.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 09:47:55
Hmmm... 3 wins and 2 draws oOR 4 wins and a loss from 5.....think its already over myself. Nothing, but nothing, suggests we are capable of that.

If we we can't beat Yeovil ,who played a lot of Saturday's game with 9 men and have a good striker suspended, at home its would usually most definitely over. With this seasons away form, who knows.

No, stop it brain. Lose tonight its over and you know it. Draw and its still nearly mission:impossible. Win and that bastard hope will come into play.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 10:21:48
2-0 in front of the lowest crowd of the season. Letís not forget, the other teams above us are, generally, just as shite.

Flitcroft could well have managed to fuck up 2 clubís ambitions in one season. All he had to do was keep Mansfield ticking over.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 10:28:13
The Man City V Liverpool game is also on tonight. That will probably reduce the crowd a bit!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 10:34:50
Win or game over.

Interesting to hear PB talk up Twine, after DF did the same (and then pack him off on loan). Given Norris is out, Richards is old/carrying a knock and Keshi+Woolery does not work, maybe a chance for Twine to have an impact.

Tonight - 1-0. James Dunne. 5840 with 550 Yeoviltons.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 10:45:40
Massive game, loads riding on the outcome of this.

If Swindon win then my 2 week old nephew becomes a Swindon fan, if Yeovil win then he will be a Yeovil fan.

Thats the bet with my Brother in law and he shook on it, hes more a Man Utd fan than a Yeovil fan TBF but Yeovil are his 2nd club and he still goes to about 15 Yeovil games a season.

Yes I know its a mean bet as there can be no winners in a battle of 2 rubbish teams to support.

As for our game, if we lose the playoffs will be over for me.

If we win then its game on and very possible.

A draw will keep us in the chase but difficult to make up the points with games running out.

We played a lot better without the goal we needed on Saturday so lets keep it up even though I cant see where the goals will come from.

Luckily the 2 players suspended are 2 of their best players in Dickson and Zoko, Zoko also missed the home game vs us in October. Dickson is their first choice left back so if we can get pressure on the reserve/stand in LB then that could be a key factor. Zoko is their leading scorer on 12 goals so he will be a big miss for them.

Their last 8 away form is LDDLLDWW, our last 8 home form is WWWWWLDD.

Our owest home attendance this season has been 5,439 vs Crewe, I think the crowd will be slightly above that today but only because Yeovil will bring more than Crewe did.

5,567 crowd with 325 Yeovilians.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 10:49:32
Massive game, loads riding on the outcome of this.

If Swindon win then my 2 week old nephew becomes a Swindon fan, if Yeovil win then he will be a Yeovil fan.
I'm on hold with the NSPCC as we speak ....


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 10:58:05
I'm on hold with the NSPCC as we speak ....
I refuse to be held responsible for his fathers irresponsible bet ;)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 11:01:57
5,567 crowd with 325 Yeovilians.

Is that what you call a denizen of Yeovil?  I've often wondered.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 11:09:39
Is that what you call a denizen of Yeovil?  I've often wondered.
It is indeed, or yobs as we call them :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 11:10:28
Mixed bag of enthusiasm from the Stags fans for tonightís trip down the M1 to St. Evenage. Just our luck we both come away tonight with the same result.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 11:20:30
Stupid question.

Is the STFC app supposed to be different from the STFC website. On the website I see all the iFollow options, but cannot watch games from the browser.

The downloaded app has no sign of iFollow anywhere.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 11:45:10
Mixed bag of enthusiasm from the Stags fans for tonightís trip down the M1 to St. Evenage. Just our luck we both come away tonight with the same result.

This will be Flitters' third trip to whatever they call the ground these days..... a new manager to the previous two games which yielded a win and a defeat.

Jonny Goddard might have a point to prove....


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 12:08:32
Stupid question.

Is the STFC app supposed to be different from the STFC website. On the website I see all the iFollow options, but cannot watch games from the browser.

The downloaded app has no sign of iFollow anywhere.

The iFollow app will load up the matchday screen and usually has a link to watch the game on the opening page (it knows who you are so doesn't need the login like the main web page).  Of course, I guess that only works when "abroad"?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 12:34:54
We will be in the play off places at the end of tonight.  We won't be at the end of the season though, unfortunately.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 12:54:41
This could, but by no means definitely,be almost the very last chance but one to keep our play off dream alive.
Another part one of a sequence of 3 draws which we all know is equivalent to a win


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: normy on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 17:10:05
I'll be there tonight, but its hard to see where goals are coming from.  Hope to be pleasantly surprised though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 17:45:45
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DacG7UmWsAAkV64.png)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 17:46:25
A start for Twine.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: @mwooly63 on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 17:48:06
A start for Twine.

Let's hope he makes the most of it


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 17:49:46
Let's hope he makes the most of it
Indeed, I haven't seen him play yet so look forward to it, he scored 30 goals for the U18s last season so must have something about him, he doesn't look a big presence but hopefully he has the feet and speed to beat opponents if not the bulk.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchd
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 17:50:14
interesting. save our session twine!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 17:52:24
I personally think its a bit hard on McDermott who I thought played quite well on Saturday (a few others disagreed I know) but he looked quite handy to me when he had the ball.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 17:58:04
I personally think its a bit hard on McDermott who I thought played quite well on Saturday (a few others disagreed I know) but he looked quite handy to me when he had the ball.

Good on the ball, but he is always precisely where the ball is, or where the nearest player to him ran when defending.  He gets pulled out of position way to much if we play two up top as well.  He's on the verge of being a good player, someone just needs to teach him how to hold a position.  He's sort of like a little eager terrier - it also comes out in his tackling, which is usually over the top and niggly as well.  Worth working on though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 18:03:09
Good on the ball, but he is always precisely where the ball is, or where the nearest player to him ran when defending.  He gets pulled out of position way to much if we play two up top as well.  He's on the verge of being a good player, someone just needs to teach him how to hold a position.  He's sort of like a little eager terrier - it also comes out in his tackling, which is usually over the top and niggly as well.  Worth working on though.
He did look out of position a lot on Saturday as he is naturally a winger but he played a free role behind the front 2 and at times looked like he wasn't sure what he should be doing but over all I thought he was better than he has been in all the other games I have seen his cameos in.

I see Yeovil have set up 4 5 1 today with a massive centre forward and 2 speedy wingers, one of which has been a target for us, Sheff Utd and Bristol Rovers in January, Khan, but if we can kick him he will retaliate he can't help himself.

Yeovil like to leave a foot in tackles and kick opponents so could be easy to wind up but they do break with pace.

Going to be a tough game.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 18:03:20
I do hope the UB40 Classic Ďred red wineí will be utilised for our new striker sensation?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 18:05:08
I do hope the UB40 Classic Ďred red wineí will be utilised for our new striker sensation?
I like it! when he scores the winner I hope it is! (wishful thinking I know!)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 18:08:50
PB obviously thinks I was onto something ;)

I don't know if Twine would play that way if given a chance, I have never seen him play or what his style is but now could be a good chance to blood him, he has a great record at U18 level and got a few for 'Nam earlier in the season too.

I know its a big step up from that level but if you are good enough.....and yes I know hes not the new messiah.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchd
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 18:29:28
Quote from: Bob's Orange
I do hope the UB40 Classic Ďred red wineí will be utilised for our new striker sensation?
oh, I like it.

all I came up with was something to fog on the tyne


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 18:44:39
Whatís up with Mayonnaise?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 18:46:59
No running updates tonight as my connection isn't stable enough.

Come on Swindon!!!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 18:47:13
Whatís up with Mayonnaise?
Hes curdled.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Posh Red on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 18:47:24
I donít get to many midweek games at home, but fuck me thereís nobody here


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 18:47:35
Disappointing PV


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 18:58:28
Get in boys 1-0. Come on, lets smash these!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchd
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 18:58:29
yeeees!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 18:59:11
1-0 Taylor


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 18:59:35
Disappointing PV
Tell me about it mate! keeps cutting out :(


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:00:00
Mansfield losing


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:00:00
Red Red Twine playing well so far.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchd
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:00:16
yeeees!


Stevenage 1-0 up v Stags too  :pint: :pint: :pint: :pint: :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: hobnob on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:02:40
Agent Flitcroft working his magic  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:05:03
Yeovil packing the midfield and breaking with pace, they started poor but have got into the game in the last 5 mins.

Richards leading the line well and Twine playing as a left winger with Taylor on the right, working ok at the moment.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:09:51
Agent Flitcroft working his magic  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:

Bet he isn't getting any of that 'Northern warmth' that he was looking for from their fans


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:10:48
Twine so close to scoring at the near post.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:15:06
Bet he isn't getting any of that 'Northern warmth' that he was looking for from their fans

Haha, Northern Warmth in our house is classed at someone telling you to 'eff off'. That's as close to 'you're a lovely chap' as he'll get from Stags fans  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:16:52
Working again PV?Good news


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:17:22
Good chance for Lancashire from a Taylor free kick, but he gets kicked for his troubles.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:18:02
Working again PV?Good news
On and off mate, we are coming back into it again, looking dangerous with Twine on the left and Taylor on the right TBF.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:19:13
Moore is ridiculously slow at releasing the ball.  Brown's getting really annoyed with him.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:19:33
Yeovil keeper and captain looks to have taken a bad knock on his arm. May not carry on.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:20:01
Moore is ridiculously slow at releasing the ball.  Brown's getting really annoyed with him.
Moore is doing everything the opposite of what he did on Saturday when he played well.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:20:51
Their keeper has heavy strapping on his forearm but can carry on after about a 3 minute break in play.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:24:46
Banks is not really at the races today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:28:32
Defence looking a bit suspect for a long ball kicked into the box from a free kick.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:30:38
Sowunmi leaves his foot in and gets a booking.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:32:29
Excellent save from Moore from a well struck 30 yarder.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchd
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:38:21
decent half. encouraging going forward, not totally comfortable at the back. going for it though.

impressed by Twine,. busy and aware of those around him..


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:38:46
HT 1-0 deserved even though its not been all Swindon.

Twine playing well but has drifted out of the game a little in the last 15 mins.

Solid.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:39:38
I'd swap Taylor and Twine in the second half, Taylor is all over the shop in defence on the right.  If we don't win this we deserve to be put down.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Posh Red on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:40:01
We just about deserve to be in front, but we certainly arenít comfortable


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:48:14
Going to state the obvious - we need a 2nd goal. Promising stuff from Twine albeit raw. Taylor doing his job but I would switch Taylor and Twine over. Banks a little out of sorts. We look half comfortable, half shaky. Moore is growing into his position. He could be a half decent keeper if he's handled properly. A massive off and pre season for him (regardless of where he is), if he's serious about being a pro there will be no holidays in the summer just serious hard work. Sacrifices.

We need a 2nd, it's inevitable they'll score.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: WEBBERhyde on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:51:38
Think weíve done alright really, especially compared to the last few games, particularly going forward. Only natural that weíd look less solid at the back as a result. Yeovil have been charging out to us when the keeper or defence has the ball, but weíre much tidier and more threatening on the whole.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:53:27
Big, big half Town. Come on lads!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:53:55
Going to state the obvious - we need a 2nd goal. Promising stuff from Twine albeit raw. Taylor doing his job but I would switch Taylor and Twine over. Banks a little out of sorts. We look half comfortable, half shaky. Moore is growing into his position. He could be a half decent keeper if he's handled properly. A massive off and pre season for him (regardless of where he is), if he's serious about being a pro there will be no holidays in the summer just serious hard work. Sacrifices.

We need a 2nd, it's inevitable they'll score.
We do need a goal and yes Banks is well out of sorts, Dunne not playing as well as he has recently but doing ok.

Woolery linking up play quite well but not getting into dangerous positions enough, Richards looking better.

It looks like Twine is more natural on the left and Taylor is trying to exploit the inexperience of the left back with only 4 games under his belt, I can't see PB swapping them even if it looks like it could be a good move as I think it will put Twine under unnecessary pressure on his debut to play out of his normal position.

We will see but the game is still open even though we edged the first half.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:55:41
Stags equalise, St.Ev 1-1 Stags


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:58:21
Yeovil keeper subbed and Santos off and Green on for them a defensive midfielder off and an attacking one on....they are pushing to win this.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 19:58:46
Great chance for Twine but the keeper smothers it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:02:30
Dunne and then Banks both caught napping on the ball.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:05:43
I wouldn't be surprised if Dunne or Banks goes off and is replaced by Linganzi or Elsnik soon.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:07:31
Banks has 2 stabs at a shot both blocked.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:08:52
Lovely interception by Knoyle stopping a good effort on our goal.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:10:50
Defence stands still as Showunmi heads wide.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:11:15
Lancashire off McGivern on.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:12:34
Woolery injured now too.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:14:44
Great run and footwork by Woolery great cross stabbed wide by Taylor.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:16:11
Banks has a cross/shot hits the outside of the post.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:16:24
Buggar!  :cry:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchd
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:16:34
that's been coming. midfield dogshit right now.

fine strike though


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:16:50
1-1 out of the blue long shot in the corner.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: StefPol on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:18:01
1-1. Been coming for a while now.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:18:20
Banks header off the line.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchd
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:19:36
yesssssssssss. they all count!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:20:05
Play offs still on. Don't forget Lincoln have to play Coventry. Oh and a big 20mins to decide here still too!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:20:15
Taylor 2-1 its been coming.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:20:34
yesssssssssss. they all count!

You cunt, I'm 30 seconds behind reality and refreshed to see that :-)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:20:42
Yeessssssssssss boys. Hold this now you cunnttttssss!!!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:21:08
Taylor the saviour again.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchd
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:21:16
oh for fucks sake


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchd
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:21:26
only joking Robertt


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:22:29
I actually refreshed and saw your comment just before they attacked us!!!!!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:22:50
Taylor the saviour again.

Not bad for an *Oxford fan.


*Never been one.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:23:37
I got confused reading that, thought it was 3-1  ::)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:23:48
Awful header by Yeovil good save by Moore in a very dangerous position.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:24:21
It all kicked off on fb for 2 minutes! Come on now you tickets let's win it


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:24:50
Time Banks went off IMO.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:25:21
None of us will be able to type at FT, we'll have no nails left...


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:25:50
Time Banks went off IMO.

Agree Elsnik should come on.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:26:56
Good clearance by McGivern when Yeovil looked dangerous.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:27:47
Mullin on for Woolery.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:28:10
Agree Elsnik should come on.
One of Banks poorest games for us so far.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:30:25
Terrible refereeing then, obviously a Swindon throw in.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:30:45
One of Banks poorest games for us so far.

Just not quite struck the form before his suspension. I'd start with Mullin in a No.10 role next match.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:31:24
Super move between Twine and Mullin deserved better.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchd
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:32:40
5709 att


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:33:25
Twine looks a hell of a player.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:34:41
How I would love a 3rd!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:35:11
Yeovil are a bunch of diving cheats.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:35:23
How I would love a 3rd!
You and me too mate!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:36:05
Twine off, my MoM great performance.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:36:52
Elsnik on.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchd
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:37:05
fuck off football, you cunt


Title: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchd
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:37:23
season over


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:37:40
ohh ffs on 90.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:37:47
that was handball


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:38:56
5mins to get in the play offs.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: StefPol on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:40:00
Classic Town. Draw fair result to be fair. Town donít deserve to be in playoffs when you canít bury teams like this.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:40:01
Stags draw 1-1. Come on Town! Taylor hattrick anyone?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:40:24
Defence has turned to jelly and attacking play has been like Mr Magoo in this half, it's all very Flitcroft.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:42:45
Off the line right at the end.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:43:06
Desperately waiting for a 'Get in there' post!  :cry:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:43:26
Off the line right at the end.
Ours or theirs?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:43:35
Watched the qualiser again and he definately handballed it taking it down on his chest, still the ref didn't give it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:43:46
Ours or theirs?
Off their line.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:44:12
Desmond. Handball fucked us over. Oh and fuck off SteffTroll.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchd
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:45:24
same as Saturday, no lack of effort, just lack of ability


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:45:53
Poor defending let us down again in the end.

Still 1 point off the play offs.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: StefPol on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:46:11
Desmond. Handball fucked us over. Oh and fuck off SteffTroll.

Iím not trolling. Yeovil worth the point even though they fortunate with their second goal. Not sure if you watched the game or just relying on other peopleís posts to make a judgement.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:47:12
Another poxy draw!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:48:39
Well, allowing them in to get a point is pretty much the best way to sign off this season - Yeovil were awful, yet we somehow enabled them to look a threat in that second half.  Our attacking play went to pot - we had about four or five really good counter opportunities and each time blew it with a teirrble pass or run into a blind alley.  You can;t win those games you don't deserve to be in the play off's.

I still think with time Brown could have done something with this bunch, but he's been trying to change the team's approach at a time in the season were you don't want to be focusing on that, you just want a team to be playing the way they have been.  With us, that way was terrible, but it was keeping us just in the hunt, precisely where we will end up anyway.  I'd try and get him to commit now and then see if a few personnel changes can bring about a more successful approach.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:49:17
Iím not trolling. Yeovil worth the point even though they fortunate with their second goal. Not sure if you watched the game or just relying on other peopleís posts to make a judgement.

well I watched the game and didn't think they did deserve it. poor decision making on the counter, numerous misses and poor defending on 2nd goal stopped us winning.

balance was good with Taylor and hussey opposite wings. twine missed a sitter but a very good performance-confident.

generally thought it was a good performance. frustrating. is what it is. we will miss out by a point or two and look back on these 3 games of missed chances


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:49:38
Iím not trolling. Yeovil worth the point even though they fortunate with their second goal. Not sure if you watched the game or just relying on other peopleís posts to make a judgement.
Not sure you watched the game or are relying on twitter?

Yeovil were very average, we just defended poorly, the handball cost us a win in the end.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:51:38
Not sure you watched the game or are relying on twitter?

Yeovil were very average, we just defended poorly, the handball cost us a win in the end.



To be fair to his comments, I think he is suggesting they were rank, but we defended so poorly in that second half that they were very likely to score, and they did.  Even if that one is ruled out, we were looking so likely to concede.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:54:20
Iím not trolling. Yeovil worth the point even though they fortunate with their second goal. Not sure if you watched the game or just relying on other peopleís posts to make a judgement.
Come off it they did nothing all game, we gifted them their only chances. Main is was McGivern came on and was all over the place and didnít win a single header, makes Robertson look assured, absolute waste of space.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 20:57:04
They should have had another with the header from close range and on several occasions we let them into our box far to easily.  The defensive shape was all over the place.  Taylor got both goals, but I wouldn't want to see him played wide right ever again.  Banks decided he was Hoddle today, which meant we got a right bag of Revels from him, unfortunately he isn't Hoddle, so for every great run and pass we got way more Coffee flavoured ones than you want from a player.

Keeper has such a deep starting position, it almost pulls the defenders further back.

Hussey got into some great positions and delivered nothing.

Thought the front two worked well first half, Woollery then got a niggle and once Mullin came on it was all over the place.

Not so sure on Twine as others seem to be.  Lots of effort, not sure what else though.

Dunne was Dunne.

It's so frustrating, because you can see some good things being attempted now, much more effort to mix play up, but it's all having to be thought about rather than it being habitual.  When the pressure comes on them, they revert to Flitcroft's lump and see approach, and the two don't mix well.  If we just kept hold of the hot potato in the second half we probably see that game out.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: StefPol on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 21:02:39
Not sure you watched the game or are relying on twitter?

Yeovil were very average, we just defended poorly, the handball cost us a win in the end.



Donít mean to be funny but if you read the last 4 match game threads you always say Swindon are the better team and deserved to win.  It reminds me a little of Mark Lawrenson who every week predicts Liverpool to win. Based on your posts, Swindon should be top of the league and doing a Man City.

 I just think you are a little biased towards Swindon (which is fair enough as you support them).  I just read other peopleís posts on this forum and they seem to have watched a similar game to me and are not frightened to say Swindon were shit or didnít deserve to win.

Swindon did not dominate the game tonight and a team going for the playoffs should be beating teams like Yeovil who have nothing to play for. I think Yeovil had players missing as well from red cards on Saturday.

I appreciate PB is changing the way we play and am glad we have him over Flitcroft. None the less Swindon got a fair result tonight.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 21:02:44
I like coffee Revels, Banks must have been amazing!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 21:14:00
Brown is clearly trying to change our approach, and as Reg keeps pointing out, we have very few players on our books at season end.  Normal logic says wholesale changes are a bad thing, I'm not so sure.  I think another overhaul would help Brown out.

I can think of Richards and Taylor who are worth retaining, Preston and Controy if they recover from injury worth giving a shot to and Knoyle has looked like a player who could develop.  Woollery has something that I hope Brown can shine.

Beyond that, you could replace them all with any other player in this league and not notice, based on watching the 40 odd games so far.  So even poor recruitment gets us back to square one.  The hope would be that Brown could improve the quality in a couple of positions though and spend a pre-season working on the tactical side.  I was worried about him before he came, but I'd actually be more confident now going into next season than I would be if Flitcroft had stayed and got us into a Play Off final that we lost.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 21:14:15
We hardly drew any games under Flitters, football is strange.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 21:23:05
Swindon did not dominate the game tonight and a team going for the playoffs should be beating teams like Yeovil who have nothing to play for. I think Yeovil had players missing as well from red cards on Saturday.

The thing about the Div  4 PO's going down to 7th, is that it rightly keeps the season going for a number of teams, but you don't end up 9th like us by being particularly great..... so for example only 6 teams have conceded more goals.  Therefore an assumption like we should beat teams is pointless, history shows it's difficult to win games at the back end of a season.

In Div 4 many players will be playing for contracts for next season, or it could be they're young lads like Twine coming in, who are keen to do well.  Therefore something to play for...

Newport will be similar on Saturday.... a hard game.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 21:27:18
We could win the last four, Newport and ColU mid table, Grimsby lower/mid and Accrington already promoted by the time we play them. COYR.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 21:28:36
Well, that's that then.

Totally lost it in midfield today, Yeovil's was better than ours in the second half. Think Brown was a bit off pinning it all on the defenders. Thought Twine did very well, all things considered. Seems to have a reasonable calmness and awareness that already looks better than say Woolery's.

Richards has been a brilliant signing, but he was fairly poor again today. Good flick ons, but poor hold up play.

But as I say, midfield lost it. Gave Yeovil too much time and space.

In summary no lack of effort or desire. No personal blame. Just completely devoid of the required quality.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 21:30:32
We hardly drew any games under Flitters, football is strange.

Had we managed to get a point from promising positions like at Cheltnum, at Grimsby, at Wycombe and say home to ColU.... it could have been so different, but we didn't because not quite good enough defensively... not massively far away.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 21:33:24
Not sure you watched the game or are relying on twitter?

Yeovil were very average, we just defended poorly, the handball cost us a win in the end.

Sorry Venks, but tonight I don't have much argument with Yeovil getting a point. We probably edged it but they always looked like they would score. The equaliser was always coming at that time, and we didn't really ever look comfortable at the back. We were OK going forward, though didn't create that much clear cut to be honest.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: 1989Monkey on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 21:37:03
A game where we did deserve to win. For those that disagree if you go back and watch the first half again we should easily have been 3-0 up. Im not saying thats because we played well but more that Yeovil were shit. Hence the double sub at half time. Second half we dropped far too deep and invited pressure but had plenty of chances on the counter to finish the game but the final ball was often wasted.

The keeper situation is a bit of a joke. I would rather us play henry purely for the experience and welcome Vigs back for the new season.

Defence - Providing Conroy and Preston recover well then I think we only need a few replacements. Sign Hussey and extend Knoyle and with Lancashire and Purkiss as cover that appears to be a fairly solid league 2 defence. The main thing a league 2 defence needs to be able to do is head the ball something are back line were not able to do once lancashire went off.

Midfield - This is the big area we need strengthening. Was very impressed with Twine tonight but need to see him for the rest of the season before making a judgement but it showed how much a bit of passion goes with youth players. I think smith will play a large part next season if Brown remains in charge. We will probably get 1 more year out of Taylor before his legs go.

Strikers - Richards will get you 20 goals a season in league 2 but we need to find someone to play off him. I like Woolery but he lacks intelligence with his final ball or runs. If Cox is out of contract in the summer then Brown may be able to persuade him to come home.

As frustrating as these last 4 games have been its actually giving me a strange confidence for next year. I think Brown could build a strong team. Just a shame we canít end this season now and get rid of the deadwood.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 21:37:27
Thought twine did enough to keep his place. Difficult to pick any other decent performances. Should have seen the game out but we didn't. Their no 7 looked decent.
There was a 10 minute spell in the first half where we fucked around at the back I thought luke was back in charge.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: StefPol on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 21:37:36
Sorry Venks, but tonight I don't have much argument with Yeovil getting a point. We probably edged it but they always looked like they would score. The equaliser was always coming at that time, and we didn't really ever look comfortable at the back. We were OK going forward, though didn't create that much clear cut to be honest.

Spot on. Exactly how I saw the match and hence thought a draw was a fair result.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 21:41:38
It's just shit conceding in the last minute


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 21:42:52
Donít mean to be funny but if you read the last 4 match game threads you always say Swindon are the better team and deserved to win.  It reminds me a little of Mark Lawrenson who every week predicts Liverpool to win. Based on your posts, Swindon should be top of the league and doing a Man City.

 I just think you are a little biased towards Swindon (which is fair enough as you support them).  I just read other peopleís posts on this forum and they seem to have watched a similar game to me and are not frightened to say Swindon were shit or didnít deserve to win.

Swindon did not dominate the game tonight and a team going for the playoffs should be beating teams like Yeovil who have nothing to play for. I think Yeovil had players missing as well from red cards on Saturday.

I appreciate PB is changing the way we play and am glad we have him over Flitcroft. None the less Swindon got a fair result tonight.



Donít mean to be funny but if you read nearly all the game threads when we've lost or drawn this season you always say Town are rubbish and deserved to lose/draw.  It reminds me a little of Alan Hansen who every week predicts you don't win nothing with kids. Based on your posts, Town should be bottom of the national league and doing a Guiseley.

 I just think you are a little biased towards any other team (which is a bit odd as you don't support them).  I just read other peopleís posts on this forum and they seem to have watched a different game to you and are not frightened to say Town were hard working or didnít have the final quality but possibly still should've won.

Town did dominate much of the game tonight and for a team going for the playoffs, it can always be difficult to beat a team like Yeovil, who have nothing to play for. Much like Mansfield drawing with Stevenage and Coventry losing 2-6 to...Yeovil. I think Yeovil had players missing as well from red cards on Saturday but we also have our fair share of unfortunate injuries, so these things can even out, even if it depreciates both squads.

I like the way PB is changing the way we play and am delighted we have him over Flitcroft, albeit it could be an appointment the wrong side of the transfer window. Nonetheless, Town got a shafted by a handball and 2-1 should've been the result tonight.


 :D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 21:43:15
Seen the second goal again (shoutout to @jiff1967 for continuing to do the lords work). Not sure you can label much blame at McGovern for it- heís gone to win the first header and got clattered by an off the ball runner. Fingers need to be pointed at purkiss (who hasnít really shone at CB) and Hussey (who canít really defend ful stop) for standing around with their fingers up their arse, far too slow to react.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 21:50:36
Sorry Venks, but tonight I don't have much argument with Yeovil getting a point. We probably edged it but they always looked like they would score. The equaliser was always coming at that time, and we didn't really ever look comfortable at the back. We were OK going forward, though didn't create that much clear cut to be honest.
This.

In some ways itís been like watching a child shoehorn pliable plastic shapes into corresponding holes of different sizes. Some times they fit perfectly other times not at all and sometimes they fit because theyíve been brutally forced.

Time for a radical overhaul of pretty much everything. I get the feeling that Brown is the type of manager we need. The players, no, Brown would need a clean sheet of paper to rewrite the clubs future from where itís going at the moment. Power has to step up to the plate and pull a genie out the hat to attract the calibre of manager to not only get us out of this cesspit of a league but carry us through to the championship. Fuck me, no disrespect but if the likes of Burton can get into the Championship then why canít the weíre to big for this league STFC do it?

Nice to see Twine make the first string.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 21:54:34
Nice to see Twine make the first string.
Good work. He's the Wiltshire Bale


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 22:04:45
It's funny how people see a game so differently.  I thought we were the better team an didn't think Yeovil deserved a point at all.  We should have put the game oit of sight, but missed chances and shit defending has cost us again.

Massive overhaul needed again for next season.  There are very few in the team that I would keep.  When you'r best player is 36 and you are continually relying on him to dig you out of a hole, it's a sad state of affairs.

Rubbish crowd again.  I can see it dropping below 5,000 next season as season ticket sales have dropped considerably.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 22:24:23
Haven't read back..

Frustrating result as I thought we played well...

Story of of us and our season...Quite good but just not good enough!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: WEBBERhyde on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 22:25:58
Iíll say we were the better team on balance and deserved the win, IMO.

Whether lancs going off and the midfield looking decidedly more open were just coincidences, Iím not sure, but that seemed to be the turning point. That last 20 minutes was crying out for a linganzi type to muck in and break play up. We didnít do that badly first half but we seemed to tire and it opened up in the middle for Yeovil to run at us.

If weíd have played with the increased aggression and on the front foot like we did for the most part tonight, Iíd fancy we would have had 7 or 8 points out of the last 4 games rather than just 4, considering the shite weíve played recently.

Enjoyed Twineís performance, slipped through the fingers of Yeovil defenders plenty and got into great positions as a result. Heíll be rueing that first half miss.
My love for Taylor has only grown stronger this evening.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 22:27:31
Agree with Flash.

Plenty of positives but the usual result killing flaws.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 22:29:07
Good work. He's the Wiltshire Bale
Club have been stringing him along.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 22:31:28
Good work. He's the Wiltshire Bale

Some are saying he could be the next Jutekiewicz...


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 22:35:03
Some are saying he could be the next Jutekiewicz...
Ooooh, that's very subtle! But he's knot (that isn't)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 22:42:53
Ooooh, that's very subtle! But he's knot (that isn't)

Quite, will probably have a fairly decent pro career and end up like the next David...Ball.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 23:06:10
Some are saying he could be the next Jutekiewicz...
That struck a cord.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 23:08:02
I expect PB is sisaling up his options for Saturday.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 23:41:42
Yew wood rope sew.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 08:22:16
Agree with Flash.

Plenty of positives but the usual result killing flaws.

42 games in and I'm starting to accept this too.

We're pretty good, but lack quality at both ends when it matters.

As an aside, we'd have taken more points from PBs games if we had Flitcroft. One win in seven. I don't have a huge desire to see him here next year.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 08:41:36
Canít see what youíd base that on - his games in charge of Mansfield, maybe!

Brownís games have seen the exact same problems we had under Flip Flop. Missing midfield leaving a porous defence with no cover.

I tend to think those home draws would have seen 1or 2 more defeats under Flitcroft. The only good thing is that the deficiencies are so glaringly obvious any competent manager would fix it with fresh recruitment.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 08:50:18
42 games in and I'm starting to accept this too.

We're pretty good, but lack quality at both ends when it matters.

As an aside, we'd have taken more points from PBs games if we had Flitcroft. One win in seven. I don't have a huge desire to see him here next year.

Not sure that's completely fair. PB has had to come in and work with the tools already here. His football philosophy is totally different to DFs and unfortunately it will take time for it to work.

Pretty sure it would have been the same with any manager. I guess the other alternative would have been to give it to someone internal until the end of the season and just adapt DF's tactics.

I can totally see your point, but I personally think its unfair to judge PB based on his current performance.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 08:51:07
As an aside, we'd have taken more points from PBs games if we had Flitcroft. One win in seven. I don't have a huge desire to see him here next year.
That depends very much on the assumption that Brown has dropped points in games Flitcroft would have won, whereas you can equally see those as games that under Flitcroft we'd have banged away looking like getting a draw only to concede a last minute winner. Has Brown made us more solid where once we were fragile? Or less likely to snatch an undeserved win?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 08:59:28
Only 1 loss in the last 5


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: adje on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 09:01:07
I don't get all this "If you can't beat (insert name here) you don't deserve to go up" business.By that logic nobody in this league deserves to go up.Also,in my opinion, the "Flitcroft would have won more games" argument is not really valid going by his record since he left.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 09:37:25
42 games in and I'm starting to accept this too.

We're pretty good, but lack quality at both ends when it matters.

As an aside, we'd have taken more points from PBs games if we had Flitcroft. One win in seven. I don't have a huge desire to see him here next year.

Thats a daft statement at best. You simply don't know. There's plenty of points to say we could have lost most of the last 7.... Flitcroft hasn't won since he left, his last game here was an awful performance against the worst team in the league...

The football is better under Brown. We look more solid at the back (which isn't saying much and we're still ropey) and we actually knock the ball around in the middle. Its a bit harsh to judge as it's not his team at all but the quality has improved. You can't really knock Brown for Richards missing a sitter v Morecambe & Carlisle, & Twine & Taylor missing chances last night. We were good enough to win those games but we haven't and I don't really blame the manager for it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 09:43:30
I'm not a huge DF fan by any stretch, but points per game the seven under PB is one of, if not the, poorest run of the season against favourable opponents.

Lots of mitigating circumstances, but he's not done enough to be a shoe-in first choice for next year.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 09:48:07
Sorry Venks, but tonight I don't have much argument with Yeovil getting a point. We probably edged it but they always looked like they would score. The equaliser was always coming at that time, and we didn't really ever look comfortable at the back. We were OK going forward, though didn't create that much clear cut to be honest.
No I appreciate what you are saying but I felt all Yeovils threats came from our lack of quality at the back not from the quality of Yeovils play, they packed midfield with 6 players at the end and it worked for them.

I thought (possibly biased) that we looked much more likely to score throughout the game and they created 3 good chances 2 of which they put in the net, yes if Yeovil had more quality then we would have got stuffed but thats due to poor defending not from them being that much better all over the pitch than us.

Thought twine did enough to keep his place. Difficult to pick any other decent performances. Should have seen the game out but we didn't. Their no 7 looked decent.
Their number 7 Khan was our target in January but he chose to stay at Yeovil instead of moving to us or Bristol Rovers.

For me twine played with more maturity than his years, his only flaw was hoofing the ball accross the pitch from defence twice to nobody instead of finding a red shirt.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 10:04:29
I'm not a huge DF fan by any stretch, but points per game the seven under PB is one of, if not the, poorest run of the season against favourable opponents.

Lots of mitigating circumstances, but he's not done enough to be a shoe-in first choice for next year.

Yep, that's a fair point. As he's already here and knows the squad I wouldn't be against giving him the job. As I said before, the football has been better and he has a fairly good track record of getting teams up. Not sure there's much better out there for us either tbh.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 10:40:14
I'm not a huge DF fan by any stretch, but points per game the seven under PB is one of, if not the, poorest run of the season against favourable opponents.

Lots of mitigating circumstances, but he's not done enough to be a shoe-in first choice for next year.

Its a difficult one, he's trying to mold Flitcrofts team to his style and just doesn't have the players to play that way effectively. The question is, would he be any more successful with his own players obtained with whatever budget we have next year.

I've no idea.

I wasn't that bothered by his appointment, but I hate to think what we'll end up with in his place. Got a hunch the argument is moot if/when we don't go up anyway. I hope there is a succession plan underway.
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I expect Mansfield fans are having the same conversations re: Flitcroft...


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 10:42:32
No I appreciate what you are saying but I felt all Yeovils threats came from our lack of quality at the back not from the quality of Yeovils play, they packed midfield with 6 players at the end and it worked for them.

I guess its a fine line interpreting what we see against 'deserved to win'. It didn't feel like two lucky breaks exploiting the undoubted defensive weaknesses to me.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:01:16
I've no idea.
I hope there is a succession plan underway.

I've no idea either.... a plan would be good, but I'm not holding out much hope beyond the usual wing and a prayer.

We are in a dangerous place, a likely lowest finish for 34 years.  Back then there was no Conference trap door....



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:07:28
I agree with Panda Paws, but I think thats more because weíd have generally benefitted more from the continuity. I donít blame brown for the fact.

Weíd have probably won two and lost two of the last 4 games under Flitcroft, but they wouldnít have been any more enjoyable


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:19:28
I've no idea either.... a plan would be good, but I'm not holding out much hope beyond the usual wing and a prayer.

just refreshed my memory on the transfer window changes. We have until 17th May - 9th August to make any permanent signings. 31st August for loaners and free agents.

We need someone in PDQ.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:25:00
just refreshed my memory on the transfer window changes. We have until 17th May - 9th August to make any permanent signings. 31st August for loaners and free agents.

We need someone in PDQ.


I hoped Power in private would have told Brown, view this as a pre season, have a look, sort it out ready to mount a more sustained campaign in 18/19.

However, I suspect wishful thinking on my part..... more likely that Power will attempt to do just enough to keep us up, while looking to front up for the ground sale.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:36:31
If he'd done that then there seems little point in not announcing it.

Both parties are understandably keeping their options open to see how the season pans out. I'd give him a week after seasons mathematical end to say yes or no - assuming we can afford to offer him a contract.

The '£2M ... money doesn't guarantee success' Power quotes make me think he's sowing the seeds of a more modest budget. Not sure that'll tempt Brown into trying to repair his reputation with us.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:37:04
I hoped Power in private would have told Brown, view this as a pre season, have a look, sort it out ready to mount a more sustained campaign in 18/19.

However, I suspect wishful thinking on my part..... more likely that Power will attempt to do just enough to keep us up, while looking to front up for the ground sale.
That's what I would hope but the one thing that has been abundantly clear in Powers tenure is the lack of any planning. its very much reactive and on a need to basis. Last summer being particularly crap.  


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:40:06

The '£2M ... money doesn't guarantee success' Power quotes make me think he's sowing the seeds of a more modest budget. Not sure that'll tempt Brown into trying to repair his reputation with us.
I don't think Brown has got a reputation to repair. I think he will have options which is why I hope he gets the job - because he wants it not because he's deperate. Previous incumbents have been desperate for the job with nothing else on the table. I think Brown would be in a position to walk if it became unpalatable.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Power to people on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:42:57
Let's hope Brown decides to stay - there are not that many options for him with not many decent clubs being managerless, I wasn't convinced by him to start with but I can see what he is trying to do, if we have to recruit someone new then it will hurt us starting late, we have to be on the front foot with regard to transfers and pre season.

I actually thought last night we was the better team in patches but we seemed to fall apart at the back when Lancs went off and invited them onto us by going deeper and deeper, and the midfield parting ways, sadly I think that will be enough to see us miss out on the play offs.

When do Coventry play their game in hand ?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:49:38
Using my Reg psychic skills, I predict that under Flitcroft we'd have just come out of another run of defeats.  It looked like the wheels were coming off and the Cheltenham game was effectively still like having him around, and we looked god damned awful in that game.

Brown is essentially doing a sort of pre-season, without a clean bill of health and without time to build up fitness.  That's why, alongside the change in style we can see beginning, I'd be ok with him keeping the job.  it puts us in the best place for the start of next season.  Even if we replace 75% of the squad it will feel like maintaining something which looks a bit like progress, but a brand new Manager with no pre-season planned and a complete overhaul opens us up to a repeat season, or worse, a Reg season.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:54:01
For those who watched, do we win that game if Lancs stays on, and we have a fit Conroy or Preston alongside him?

Injuries at CB have fucked us this year for sure.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:54:10
Let's hope Brown decides to stay - there are not that many options for him with not many decent clubs being managerless, I wasn't convinced by him to start with but I can see what he is trying to do, if we have to recruit someone new then it will hurt us starting late, we have to be on the front foot with regard to transfers and pre season.

I actually thought last night we was the better team in patches but we seemed to fall apart at the back when Lancs went off and invited them onto us by going deeper and deeper, and the midfield parting ways, sadly I think that will be enough to see us miss out on the play offs.

When do Coventry play their game in hand ?

Probably 24th home to Lincoln.... they've 3 home 2 away left, and that's the hardest on paper.  Cov are a proper basket case, so you can never tell how that might hit them.... but the last I read, it looked like they were heading out the Ricoh again, to play in a small stadium used by a local rugby club, but that had hit some problems. Our difficulties are nothing compared to theirs.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 12:03:47
For those who watched, do we win that game if Lancs stays on, and we have a fit Conroy or Preston alongside him?

Injuries at CB have fucked us this year for sure.

Hard to say, we were too open before he went off, but we did look less structured after he did go off.  Too many players chasing the ball or the player.  At one point I remember four of our players converging on their right winger in our half.  The bigger problem was the team began to feel pressure and started launching the ball or making panic passes when we had good counter attacking positions.  We had done something we rarely do before that, controlled possession.  Once we started giving it away, we invited them to have a go as well and that with the defence losing structure meant we looked like conceding.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 12:05:29
Probably 24th home to Lincoln.... they've 3 home 2 away left, and that's the hardest on paper.  Cov are a proper basket case, so you can never tell how that might hit them.... but the last I read, it looked like they were heading out the Ricoh again, to play in a small stadium used by a local rugby club, but that had hit some problems. Our difficulties are nothing compared to theirs.

The problem it hit was the Rugby club not wanting them, mainly due to their owners.  The issue with the Ricoh is they are suing the Council and Wasps, through a Judicial Review of the sale.  Wasps, as a result, seem less keen on engaging in long term rental discussions with them.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 12:20:11
The problem it hit was the Rugby club not wanting them, mainly due to their owners.  The issue with the Ricoh is they are suing the Council and Wasps, through a Judicial Review of the sale.  Wasps, as a result, seem less keen on engaging in long term rental discussions with them.

So will they be playing at the Ricoh next season?  The last I read they were intending on moving out again.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 12:39:17
For those who watched, do we win that game if Lancs stays on, and we have a fit Conroy or Preston alongside him?

Injuries at CB have fucked us this year for sure.

The main problem was centre mid. Should've changed Banks earlier for Linganzi as we were overrun.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchd
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 12:46:50
^^^^^ this. Well, as I saw it anyway.

nearly got away with it.. nearly


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 12:58:46
The main problem was centre mid. Should've changed Banks earlier for Linganzi as we were overrun.
Definately, Banks worst game so far for me and Dunne was not up to his standard of late either.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 13:09:53
Havenít read the whole thread but Banks picked up that stupid, needless booking which killed any intensity out of fear of getting sent off.

He should have been subbed quite early on.

Meh


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 14:18:52
I have watched the equaliser a couple of times and still don't know how the ref or lino didn't see the handball as it hit his chest, he almost grabbed hold of the ball with both hands.

(https://s17.postimg.cc/66hpudw7j/Untitled.jpg)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 14:32:09
Good spot. Didnt notice that


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 14:43:55
Me neither. Don't remember us appealing it either?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 14:56:05
Me neither. Don't remember us appealing it either?
The highlights don't show our players they zoom in on the scorer but watch it on the replay he clearly handles it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 14:57:09
Disappointing that it's a 4 v 1 and he still manages to score and I think it was a free header from Lurch to set it up?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 14:59:39
Disappointing that it's a 4 v 1 and he still manages to score and I think it was a free header from Lurch to set it up?
We looked very disjointed at the back when Lancashire went off, I think McGivern won only 1 or 2 headers when he came on, defensively we were not great last night, Lancashire took a kick early on and was not running freely all game which is a shame he had to go off as he was coping ok with their massive striker.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 15:03:53
The highlights don't show our players they zoom in on the scorer but watch it on the replay he clearly handles it.

It's always said over the course of a season these things equal out..... back in August Carlisle thought Mullin punched the ball in for our winner.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 15:09:18
It's always said over the course of a season these things equal out..... back in August Carlisle thought Mullin punched the ball in for our winner.
They did think that but the replay for that clearly shows he didn't.

I know they are supposed to even out over a season but I think we can feel hard done by to concede like that TBH.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Paolo69 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 15:22:54
They also don't even out over a season. That's total bollocks. Granted their will be decisions which have gone for us and other which have gone against us. The theory that every club finishes on a level playing field in that regard after 46 games is highly highly unlikely. It's the usual line that's trotted out by the press but doesn't stand up to any form of scrutiny.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 16:05:04
They also don't even out over a season. That's total bollocks. Granted their will be decisions which have gone for us and other which have gone against us. The theory that every club finishes on a level playing field in that regard after 46 games is highly highly unlikely. It's the usual line that's trotted out by the press but doesn't stand up to any form of scrutiny.

Would you care to reveal your scrutiny  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 16:55:11
It's always said over the course of a season these things equal out..... back in August Carlisle thought Mullin punched the ball in for our winner.

Chesterfield as well with our last minute penalty award.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Paolo69 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 16:56:45
Would you care to reveal your scrutiny  :hmmm:

Well....say weíve had 8 in our favour and only 5 go against us with 4 games left, do the refís get told? Also what happens if Newport are in a similar position on Saturday? Itís impossible to say. Itís just a statement that gets trotted out to basically tell people to stop moaning. The only thing that happens over the course of a season is that misstakes happen both ways and as a season is so long weíve forgotten about many of them.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 17:12:35
The highlights don't show our players they zoom in on the scorer but watch it on the replay he clearly handles it.

Just watched the highlights on Skysports website and I agree with you, looked a blatant handball.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 17:48:36
Just watched the highlights on Skysports website and I agree with you, looked a blatant handball.
I couldn't see the refs position but the linesmans view was blocked.

Ah well all water under the bridge as they say.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 18:01:37
Would you care to reveal your scrutiny  :hmmm:

I would actually imagine there is a degree of positive bias.  So those teams attacking/dominating are likely to get decisions go for them - similar to Rugby union where the scrum that seems to be pushing forward gets more penalty decisions.  The refs are just humans and will allow such things to influence decisions - for plenty of years it was "perceived" at least that Man Utd got a lot of decisions in their favour.  Reputations the higher you go up probably also have some influence.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 18:47:29
Well....say weíve had 8 in our favour and only 5 go against us with 4 games left, do the refís get told? Also what happens if Newport are in a similar position on Saturday? Itís impossible to say. Itís just a statement that gets trotted out to basically tell people to stop moaning. The only thing that happens over the course of a season is that misstakes happen both ways and as a season is so long weíve forgotten about many of them.

So no proper science just your instinct.... I wondered as when the authorities rattle on about VAR they trot out stats like referees get 96% of decisions correct, and they hope VAR will increase that by 2%.... acknowledging it will never be 100%.

I thought there might be some funky stat equation about the probablity of the 4%, being unevenly as opposed to evenly distributed over 24 sides throughout 1104 games they're involved in.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 21:08:28
So no proper science just your instinct.... I wondered as when the authorities rattle on about VAR they trot out stats like referees get 96% of decisions correct, and they hope VAR will increase that by 2%.... acknowledging it will never be 100%.

I thought there might be some funky stat equation about the probablity of the 4%, being unevenly as opposed to evenly distributed over 24 sides throughout 1104 games they're involved in.
In light of this Reg, can you provide some science to show that decisions even themselves out over the course of a season?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Paolo69 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 22:22:14
So no proper science just your instinct....

Yep my instinct together with basic probability. I have more chance of winning the lottery this week than every clubís bad/unlucky decisions evening themselves out over this season.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 22:34:24
We are in a dangerous place, a likely lowest finish for 34 years.  Back then there was no Conference trap door....



This "lowest finish in 34 years" being written like it's a bubonic plague style of disaster is absolutley ridiculous. So our 8th places finishes either side of our "lowest place finish in 34 years" were total disasters?
Was finishing 3rd "our 3rd lowest finish in 23 years" a disaster? Was finishing 1st "our 4th lowest finish in 28 years" a disaster?

So if we make the play-offs, and it will become our 3rd lowest finish in 34 years will it be deemed terrible? I know you're negative Reg and we all have our reasons. I'll agree, we've been abject this season and largely devoid of true end product. Glimpses of glorious hope too but my god, you don't half put a negative twist on everything. You are who you are but if we got over 108pts you'd find a fault.

I'm not asking you to skip through a field of corn, wearing a bonnet while sucking on a lollipop but a bit of 'things that excite you' wouldn't go a miss.

Hmmm let me try because I know you're a decent man...ok, who has been your surprisingly decent player this season? (It may have just been once, that's fine) :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 23:48:31
This "lowest finish in 34 years" being written like it's a bubonic plague style of disaster is absolutley ridiculous. So our 8th places finishes either side of our "lowest place finish in 34 years" were total disasters?
Was finishing 3rd "our 3rd lowest finish in 23 years" a disaster? Was finishing 1st "our 4th lowest finish in 28 years" a disaster?

So if we make the play-offs, and it will become our 3rd lowest finish in 34 years will it be deemed terrible? I know you're negative Reg and we all have our reasons. I'll agree, we've been abject this season and largely devoid of true end product. Glimpses of glorious hope too but my god, you don't half put a negative twist on everything. You are who you are but if we got over 108pts you'd find a fault.

I'm not asking you to skip through a field of corn, wearing a bonnet while sucking on a lollipop but a bit of 'things that excite you' wouldn't go a miss.

Hmmm let me try because I know you're a decent man...ok, who has been your surprisingly decent player this season? (It may have just been once, that's fine) :)

Damage done last season.,..dreadful outcome.

IMO I have a club and team now worth going to see again. I stopped going towards the end, it was embarrassing.

Tuesday a great example as I actually enjoyed the game.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchd
Post by: Batch on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 07:02:54
yup, more enjoyable than last season for me too. shit, yes, but a team built for and trying it's best to get promotion. as a football team should.

it will still be the worst stfc team in terms of position I've ever seen. not dressing that up. if we got out the league I wouldn't care mind.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Paolo69 on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 07:38:06
Yup, totally agree with Flash and Batch. Last season was embarrassing and boring to watch at times. At least this team competes and we have some goal mouth action.

Our lowest league position for many a year but not the worst team in that time IMO.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Riddick on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 08:04:02


Our lowest league position for many a year but not the worst team in that time IMO.

Our lowest league position for some time and therefore clearly our worst team in years! The style of football has been terrible to watch, no one or two players to enjoy watching, nobody in that team with potential to do decently in league one.

Its interesting what different football fans value some times.

God knows why i have bought my season ticket for next season.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 08:16:35
Comparing last season and this is like comparing dysentery to diarrhoea


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: adje on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 09:06:49
With no proof whatsoever I have to conclude that last season's team would have finished lower this season


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 09:15:13
Our lowest league position for some time and therefore clearly our worst team in years!
If the quality of the team is decided by league position then the teams that got us promoted from League 2 under Sturrock and Di Canio were, by your logic, "clearly" worse than the teams that had been relegated into League 2 the season before. Which is clearly not true. There's an argument to be made about how good/bad this team is and you're quite entitled to see them as the worst team in years (personally I don't think they're even the worst team in the last two years but that's only because last season's team were so terrible) but league position alone does not define this.

God knows why i have bought my season ticket for next season.
With you there. Actually I do know, it's because otherwise I'd have to do all those jobs I never find time for on a Saturday afternoon :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 09:24:49
God knows why i have bought my season ticket for next season.

Because next year will be our year ( (c) Scousers)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: normy on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 09:34:39
Last year's team, if carried over to this season, would probably have been relegated again.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 09:44:16
This "lowest finish in 34 years" being written like it's a bubonic plague style of disaster is absolutley ridiculous. So our 8th places finishes either side of our "lowest place finish in 34 years" were total disasters?
Was finishing 3rd "our 3rd lowest finish in 23 years" a disaster? Was finishing 1st "our 4th lowest finish in 28 years" a disaster?

So if we make the play-offs, and it will become our 3rd lowest finish in 34 years will it be deemed terrible? I know you're negative Reg and we all have our reasons. I'll agree, we've been abject this season and largely devoid of true end product. Glimpses of glorious hope too but my god, you don't half put a negative twist on everything. You are who you are but if we got over 108pts you'd find a fault.

I'm not asking you to skip through a field of corn, wearing a bonnet while sucking on a lollipop but a bit of 'things that excite you' wouldn't go a miss.

Hmmm let me try because I know you're a decent man...ok, who has been your surprisingly decent player this season? (It may have just been once, that's fine) :)

Of course the reality is somewhat different to the perception.... pointing out the bleeding obvious is not being negative. 

However you care to dress it up, currently the club is not in a good place.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchd
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 09:46:35
Our lowest league position for many a year but not the worst team in that time IMO.
Absofuckinglutely, last season was not a team it was 11 poor individuals.

yup, more enjoyable than last season for me too. shit, yes, but a team built for and trying it's best to get promotion. as a football team should.

it will still be the worst stfc team in terms of position I've ever seen. not dressing that up. if we got out the league I wouldn't care mind.
I have enjoyed a fair few games this season and we are nowhere near as bad as some fans say we are and this side would beat last seasons side easily IMO.

You are lucky mate, when we were in this league under Beamish that was an absolute low, lowest finish, worst football, smallest crowds, utterly terrible and we could not see where the club was going until Lowndes Lambert put the money in for Macari.

I don't want to go back to those times ever.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 10:07:40
You are lucky mate, when we were in this league under Beamish that was an absolute low, lowest finish, worst football, smallest crowds, utterly terrible and we could not see where the club was going until Lowndes Lambert put the money in for Macari.

I don't want to go back to those times ever.

Yes, I've heard they were dire.

How close are we to them now? I guess it really depends on whether Power delivers on his plans.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 10:38:21
It's all just a bit Meh really isn't it..


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 10:42:11
Yes, I've heard they were dire.

How close are we to them now? I guess it really depends on whether Power delivers on his plans.

The comparison to 83/84 have exercised me a lot of late....  in many ways completely different. However I've argued before with PV about the quality of that side, and although not great, I don't think it was that bad... ended up with 58 points in new money and a GD of +2.  Also reached 4th round of cup.  Home form was traditional Swindon.... decent.... away terrible.

Off the field, even more different..... the Town and it's links to the club have been more or less completely snapped by the relentless march of Thatcherite neoliberalism, then starting to be unleashed. 

What does feel similar is the sense of atrophy.... of a club going backwards.  Ironically, it was this feel that led to the Change of Articles of Association.... moving from one share one vote, to allowing a majority shareholder to wield power. It was hoped this would lead to wealthy individuals being prepared to put in money to avoid the ever present financial difficulties.  The consequences of that decision could be described as checkered at best and now with Power feels like a full circle, back to atrophy.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 10:42:50
Yes, I've heard they were dire.

How close are we to them now? I guess it really depends on whether Power delivers on his plans.
Football wise even our worst league performance of the season was as about the same as our best performance that year.

I don't think we will ever see sub 2,000 attendance for a league game again the crowd of 1,681 for the visit of Darlington was the lowest crowd we have ever had post war for a league game at the CG.

It was terrible.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 10:45:11
The comparison to 83/84 have exercised me a lot of late....  in many ways completely different. However I've argued before with PV about the quality of that side, and although not great, I don't think it was that bad... ended up with 58 points in new money and a GD of +2.  Also reached 4th round of cup.  Home form was traditional Swindon.... decent.... away terrible.

Off the field, even more different..... the Town and it's links to the club have been more or less completely snapped by the relentless march of Thatcherite neoliberalism, then starting to be unleashed.  

What does feel similar is the sense of atrophy.... of a club going backwards.  Ironically, it was this feel that led to the Change of Articles of Association.... moving from one share one vote, to allowing a majority shareholder to wield power. It was hoped this would lead to wealthy individuals being prepared to put in money to avoid the ever present financial difficulties.  The consequences of that decision could be described as checkered at best and now with Power feels like a full circle, back to atrophy.
Never argued always discussed ;)

I agree the quality of the individuals we had was excellent, they could not play as a team how Beamish wanted, he was all boot it high, hard and long for the wingers/strikers to chase. It wasn't attractive to watch but produced some good goals all said and done.

I agree about the feeling around the club, utter despondancy and not knowing where the next pay cheque for the players was coming from.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 11:10:40
Never argued always discussed ;)

I agree the quality of the individuals we had was excellent, they could not play as a team how Beamish wanted, he was all boot it high, hard and long for the wingers/strikers to chase. It wasn't attractive to watch but produced some good goals all said and done.

I agree about the feeling around the club, utter despondancy and not knowing where the next pay cheque for the players was coming from.

Its fun to discuss  :)

I've always had a bit of a soft spot for that season.... yes it wasn't great, but its end overlapped the start of the Miner's Strike... further I'd met the wife to be, and she seemed to quite enjoy standing in an empty TE on a freezing Feb day watching us edge out Stockport.

Further some great music.....  how cool was this....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQaehcfXvK0


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 11:21:11
Cheers both


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 11:34:48
The wierd thing was that I actually went to 44 matches that season only missing Chesterfield and Doncaster both away, I was one of about 60 Town fans that made the trip to a wet windy Sealand Road on a Wednesday night  in a crowd of just 880.

I think a lot of Town fans actually enjoyed that season in a sadistic kind of way, we were shit and we know we were and as you say had a good FA cup run that season too the away game at Kettering because we stuffed them 7-0 and the trouble from Cobblers fans.

Also the game at Carlisle when we took about 1,000 up there courtesy of the BR special train that had a window smash a few seats away from where I was sat as we passed Crewe and the Carlisle police not having enough on duty to search all the Town fans and calling in extras from Newcastle to help.

There were some good games that year I agree but there were a lot of utterly shambolic ones, the last game away at Bury when we were terrible and had a player sent off and the only game I have ever left early from (partly due to poor connections back to Victoria to get us home on the train from Piccadilly.

Doncaster were the only side to beat us by more than 2 goals that season but the quality for me was the worst I have seen. We had a run of 8 or 9 matches when we didn't win and a couple of runs of 4 or 5 defeats in a row also.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 11:38:52
There should be a 1681 club reunion.  :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 11:48:50
Our lowest league position for some time and therefore clearly our worst team in years! The style of football has been terrible to watch, no one or two players to enjoy watching, nobody in that team with potential to do decently in league one.

Its interesting what different football fans value some times.

God knows why i have bought my season ticket for next season.

So using your logic (?) the team that got relegated from the Premier League was our best ever team as that was our highest ever league finish.

Better than the team with Hoddle & Calderwood that won promotion the year before.
Better than Ossies team, that most people agree would have faired better in the top flight.
Better than our League Cup winning heroes.

It also means that last seasons group of misfits were better than PDCís champions

I would suggest your logic is flawed.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 11:50:52
I think a lot of Town fans actually enjoyed that season in a sadistic kind of way, we were shit and we know we were and as you say had a good FA cup run that season too the away game at Kettering because we stuffed them 7-0 and the trouble from Cobblers fans.
I was drinking in a social club when those Cobblers fans came in - lost me pint as well. Mind you, they got it back in spades when we went there under Macari.

That train window smash was caused by another train going past with a door open. If that had happened now Iíd have thought a bomb had gone off!

Like you, I used to go to nearly every game in those days, but I honestly canít remember much about any of them. I was generally well pissed up mind.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 12:22:48
There should be a 1681 club reunion.  :)

Going back, to a season just before then.... my mind wanders to 82, which ended up with the notorious Newport relegation game, when many (including some on here) got a free night's accommodation courtesy of Heddlu de Cymru.

The game which sticks was at Elm Park in Feb.... the crowd was 4,100 and there were 41 arrests.  It ended 1-1, it was Ken Beamish's only start...  John Trollope fielded a side where 8 players came through the youth system.  In the Reading XI were Kerry Dixon and Neil Webb, both of whom went on to play for Engand.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 12:25:14

That train window smash was caused by another train going past with a door open. If that had happened now Iíd have thought a bomb had gone off!


Wasn't that on the special train on the way up to Newcastle for the FA Cup game a few seasons later?
Missed the first half hour when it was still 0-0. Lost 5-0 and as it later transpired, an unorthodox method of covering travel expenses used by the club.

Then again, BR trains with open doors were probably not uncommon in those days.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 12:28:10
Going back, to a season just before then.... my mind wanders to 82, which ended up with the notorious Newport relegation game, when many (including some on here) got a free night's accommodation courtesy of Heddlu de Cymru.

The game which sticks was at Elm Park in Feb.... the crowd was 4,100 and there were 41 arrests.  It ended 1-1, it was Ken Beamish's only start...  John Trollope fielded a side where 8 players came through the youth system.  In the Reading XI were Kerry Dixon and Neil Webb, both of whom went on to play for Engand.
I was lucky, the long arm of a Heddlu came over and I ducked and the bloke next to me got arrested, they were just randomly arresting Town fans that day.

The away game at Reading you speak about was one of the worst I have been to for trouble, well over 1,000 Town fans there that day and my mate was stabbed in the back between the shoulder blades by a Reading fan. Nasty.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 12:29:47
Wasn't that on the special train on the way up to Newcastle for the FA Cup game a few seasons later?
Missed the first half hour when it was still 0-0. Lost 5-0 and as it later transpired, an unorthodox method of covering travel expenses used by the club.

Then again, BR trains with open doors were probably not uncommon in those days.
Yes the window smash was definately the Carlisle one and it did sound just like a bomb, the open door was on a parcels train passing us I think just south of Crewe.

Another window got a brick thrown at it a year after when we had a packed BR special going to Burnley in the FA Cup.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 12:34:21
Going back, to a season just before then.... my mind wanders to 82, which ended up with the notorious Newport relegation game, when many (including some on here) got a free night's accommodation courtesy of Heddlu de Cymru.

The game which sticks was at Elm Park in Feb.... the crowd was 4,100 and there were 41 arrests.  It ended 1-1, it was Ken Beamish's only start...  John Trollope fielded a side where 8 players came through the youth system.  In the Reading XI were Kerry Dixon and Neil Webb, both of whom went on to play for Engand.

Yes, remember the police moaning on the news that they were still chucking town fans out of Newport on the following day.

Was at that Reading game. Beamish missed an open goal.
A Blackburn supporting mate said that he was known for missing sitters during his time there.
Always wonder what would have happened if Lowndes Lambert hadn't stepped in.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 13:08:57
There should be a 1681 club reunion.  :)
Have to take off the 1 on the end as my dad is no longer with us, but his ashes are under the goal at the Town End so that will count I guess :)

I remember that game quite well, I was stood with Rob Hartley (200,000 consecutive Town games etc etc or something like that!) the whole game.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 13:58:46
I was drinking in a social club when those Cobblers fans came in - lost me pint as well. Mind you, they got it back in spades when we went there under Macari.
Horrible set of fans them Cobblers, my mate Sid Sellars had a glass smashed in his face while playing pool when it kicked off in the clubhouse.

We do have a bit of history with Cobblers fans, the smashed up the CGH as well the season before at the end of the season game when they thrashed us 5-1, Bob Champion rode Aldaniti(I think) round the pitch before that match too.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 14:43:18
Have to take off the 1 on the end as my dad is no longer with us, but his ashes are under the goal at the Town End so that will count I guess :)

I remember that game quite well, I was stood with Rob Hartley (200,000 consecutive Town games etc etc or something like that!) the whole game.
Rob Hartley - The Legend.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 16:09:03
Rob Hartley - The Legend.
Rob is a good lad, I have known him since I was about 16 and he was around 14.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 17:32:55
Rob is a good lad, I have known him since I was about 16 and he was around 14.
Absolutely top bloke


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 20:04:54
I was drinking in a social club when those Cobblers fans came in - lost me pint as well. Mind you, they got it back in spades when we went there under Macari.

That train window smash was caused by another train going past with a door open. If that had happened now Iíd have thought a bomb had gone off!

Like you, I used to go to nearly every game in those days, but I honestly canít remember much about any of them. I was generally well pissed up mind.

Only went to have a game of pool.
Met up with Sid this season simply walking through Town.
Carlisle and the Burnley specials were memorable.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Mother Brown on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 21:02:14
Only went to have a game of pool.
Met up with Sid this season simply walking through Town.
Carlisle and the Burnley specials were memorable.

As was Wrexham.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 22:12:45
As was Wrexham.
What a nightmare that was.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, April 13, 2018, 09:27:01
Only went to have a game of pool.
Met up with Sid this season simply walking through Town.
Carlisle and the Burnley specials were memorable.
I haven't seen Sid for about 15 years he still has the scar on his face from the bottle smash.

Loved the old BR specials, I remember going the ones to Wrexham, Carlisle, Burnley, Liverpool, Rovers, Shitty and Crystal Palace for the play off in 89 when it was delayed and we all missed almost all the first half but arriived just in time to see Ian Wright score the 2nd.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Power to people on Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:09:12
Absolutely top bloke

BBC seem to love him, not the best of co-commentators though


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:17:24
Loved the old BR specials, I remember going the ones to Wrexham, Carlisle, Burnley, Liverpool, Rovers, Shitty and Crystal Palace for the play off in 89 when it was delayed and we all missed almost all the first half but arriived just in time to see Ian Wright score the 2nd.
I can remember the specials to Liverpool, Blackpool, Wimbledon, Torquay, Slave Trade Central and Aldershot. They were always messy.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:59:09
I can remember the specials to Liverpool, Blackpool, Wimbledon, Torquay, Slave Trade Central and Aldershot. They were always messy.
And always full, good cheap way of getting to away games.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, April 13, 2018, 13:03:07
Also had some good away days with those Persil (?) vouchers for train tickets.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, April 13, 2018, 14:09:15
Also had some good away days with those Persil (?) vouchers for train tickets.

Weirdly I watched Danny Dyer's real Football Factories on Netflix yesterday and Cass Pennant was talking about those persil vouchers. Its how West Ham's 'ICF' firm came to fruition.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Yeovil Town - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, April 13, 2018, 15:06:42
Weirdly I watched Danny Dyer's real Football Factories on Netflix yesterday and Cass Pennant was talking about those persil vouchers. Its how West Ham's 'ICF' firm came to fruition.
I think it had a large hand in Swindon Town Aggro Boys (STAB) too back in the 70s as many of them trvaelled to games on the trains, several based well out of Swindon too like Gloucester, Newbury, Wantage.

There is a short piece on them here.

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/801549.Not_so_beautiful/