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Title: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: JanAirplaneMan on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 13:56:42
Hi
Just so you all know one of our Trust board members Daniel Hunt, who attended the game against Chelsea last night has written a piece on the Trust website about the upcoming season and current thoughts on the overall team likelihood to push for promotion.
Enjoy the read..
Click here http://truststfc.tv/is-the-current-swindon-squad-deep-enough-to-sustain-a-league-2-promotion-push/  (http://truststfc.tv/is-the-current-swindon-squad-deep-enough-to-sustain-a-league-2-promotion-push/)for the article


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 13:57:19
ta muchly


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 14:07:18
Well written piece summed up the evening fare perfectly.


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 14:14:48
Good article but i wouldn’t be making a single judgment based on last night. The opposition is a million miles away in terms of style and abilty to what we will face week in, week out


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 14:34:24
Thanks for the write up, pretty much as I posted in the matchday thread TBH almost exactly.


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 14:34:47
Seems a strange game to choose on which to base any opinions.

In effect 8 changes from Saturday and a couple of unfit players is hardly representative of what we’ll put out on a matchday.

Still short of cover at the back and up top, but Brown is sorting this. Hopefully tomorrow will see the promised hairy-arsed CB and goal scoring striker he’s been on about.

Just a thought. If Brown is expecting these 2 to be signed tomorrow will they likely to be permanent rather than loans and as the loan window is open til the end of the month are there any other incomings.

No doubt we’ll know the answers before the phone in.


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 14:38:48
I read it as we'll be getting 2 more permanents and then some loans on top.


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 14:41:52
Me, too.


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 14:45:59
Me three


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 15:00:19
I read it as we'll be getting 2 more permanents and then some loans on top.
After the injuries picked up we will probably need them.


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 15:00:43
Seems a strange game to choose on which to base any opinions.

It was on squad depth though, are they ready to step in (as is now needed), not an assessment on the first 11.

Point on fitness is fair though, they will (hopefully) improve.


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 15:47:05
  I'm not sure that one win at home in the first game can be considered a promotion push.....  the better question of whether the squad is as good this year as last has been done.

  However many more loans we've got you'd imagine will be used by the end of August, and then we'll have a better idea.


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 15:56:25
He did say the ‘likelihood of a promotion push’. Fair question, I think.

We only need to see a fairly small improvement on last year and we’re in the POs - and this year we haven’t got Dave ‘albatross’ Flitcroft pissing everyone off.


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 16:03:47
He did say the ‘likelihood of a promotion push’. Fair question, I think.

We only need to see a fairly small improvement on last year and we’re in the POs - and this year we haven’t got Dave ‘albatross’ Flitcroft pissing everyone off.

I don't see those words.... it says sustain.  That suggests to me that you are making a promotion push and need to keep it going... and for me too early to tell.  PS Flitcroft had us in a PO slot... PB took us out of it.


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 16:08:54
I don't see those words.... it says sustain.  That suggests to me that you are making a promotion push and need to keep it going... and for me too early to tell.  PS Flitcroft had us in a PO slot... PB took us out of it.

PS Evans had Mansfield in 5th when he left...DF took them to?


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 16:13:30
Bit surprised to see Trust board members attending a competition that many see as a gateway to B teams in the League. I'd have thought the Trust would be foremost among those pushing back against the bastardisation of the FL Trophy and supporting the informal boycott.


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 16:18:34
PS Evans had Mansfield in 5th when he left...DF took them to?

Don't care what happens at Mansfield, other than they're in our league, like 22 others. Do care about STFC and try and give it some thought.

Therefore back to the OP, for me too early to talk of sustaining a PO push as we don't as yet know, how we'll shape up in the first say dozen games.

Further with a couple of loans still available you'd expect some modest strengthening by the end of August, given the fairly obvious weaknesses.


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 17:58:53
Don't care what happens at Mansfield, other than they're in our league, like 22 others. Do care about STFC and try and give it some thought.

Therefore back to the OP, for me too early to talk of sustaining a PO push as we don't as yet know, how we'll shape up in the first say dozen games.

Further with a couple of loans still available you'd expect some modest strengthening by the end of August, given the fairly obvious weaknesses.

Don't care what happens at Mansfield, other than they're in our league, like 22 others. Do care about STFC and try and
give it some thought.

I think you have more than a passing interest mate. You will care what happens when we play them won’t you...


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 18:25:00
Don't care what happens at Mansfield, other than they're in our league, like 22 others. Do care about STFC and try and
give it some thought.

I think you have more than a passing interest mate. You will care what happens when we play them won’t you...

Only insofar as they are an opponent.... like the other side beginning Ma and ending in field we played on Sat.  My interest in them stretched as far as knowing Harry Smith and Rose played for them, and wondering if Tyrone Marsh could be in for some stick for being brought through the Oxford system.... he wasn't. I couldn't even name their manager before or now.


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 18:39:47
I wonder if there should be a managerial transfer window in place as well.

Would the Steve Evans managerial love triangle have still happened in January?

Anyway, back on topic, during student days in residential hall, one of the girls was nicknamed SID due to a habit of crying out "sink it deeper" when in the throes of passion.

We have a Sid and will the squad be deep enough come end of August.
Fuck ohhhh yessss.


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 18:57:12
I wonder if there should be a managerial transfer window in place as well.

Would the Steve Evans managerial love triangle have still happened in January?

Anyway, back on topic, during student days in residential hall, one of the girls was nicknamed SID due to a habit of crying out "sink it deeper" when in the throes of passion.

We have a Sid and will the squad be deep enough come end of August.
Fuck ohhhh yessss.

The alternative runic interpretation would be sinking  deeper in the doo doo.... after all Sid was with Chesterfield last season


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: RedRag on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 19:10:33
Only insofar as they are an opponent.... like the other side beginning Ma and ending in field we played on Sat.  My interest in them stretched as far as knowing Harry Smith and Rose played for them, and wondering if Tyrone Marsh could be in for some stick for being brought through the Oxford system.... he wasn't. I couldn't even name their manager before or now.

First time I have been able to help Reg.  I'll Dave in.


Macc's manager now is Mark Yates (of Whaddon Road fame - a club of interest purely as another of our 23 opponents this season)


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 19:36:47
The alternative runic interpretation would be sinking  deeper in the doo doo.... after all Sid was with Chesterfield last season

Sid looks to be on a par with Lancashire, no better, no worse.

I suspect that the primary barrier to offensive ejaculations has yet to arrive.

An early season injury to Conroy would be a disaster, but the midfield protection looks a bit better, on paper anyway.

Hopefully TD's performance last night doesn't mean that a Comedy Dave tag will stick.


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 23:04:30
First time I have been able to help Reg.  I'll Dave in.


Macc's manager now is Mark Yates (of Whaddon Road fame - a club of interest purely as another of our 23 opponents this season)


Cheers... I once did a quiz in Cheltenham, they had a local round.... who was Cheltnumb Town's manager?  Didn't know the answer..... Mark Yates.  It was a quiz for posh people. I know little of them other than we have a terrible record against them and Michael Pook once scored a hat-trick in a 6-5 win at Burton including a last minute winner.


Title: Re: Is the current Swindon squad deep enough to sustain a League 2 promotion push
Post by: RedRag on Thursday, August 9, 2018, 09:25:55
to continue, off-topic, I had to google about Pook to keep up with you.

The story goes, 'numb were 4-2 down with 5 minutes to go when Pook scored his first goal to pull one back and give hope - before adding the two more for his hattrick and victory.

Move over Michael Doughty.  You're not fit to lace the master's boots ;)