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Title: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, October 5, 2018, 23:50:26
Back on track. Will they beat us? Cobblers.

Town 3-1 win.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 00:30:53
 You'd like to think we can turn the Cobblers over... but new gaffer who knows Div 4, and a 0-0 on Tuesday. Curle will try to set up similarly... if there is a goal either way, then an ex has to be likely... hopefully not Andy Williams.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 00:58:19
You'd like to think we can turn the Cobblers over... but new gaffer who knows Div 4, and a 0-0 on Tuesday. Curle will try to set up similarly... if there is a goal either way, then an ex has to be likely... hopefully not Andy Williams.

Well, where do I begin? That would be too good to be true for the Shoe fashioners. It'll be more fitting if a Taylor scores. The ball would definitely be in our McCourt. Hopefully we can make our Marc.

3-1

Richards, Taylor, McCourt
Williams.

5 Yellows
1 Red
PB sings Home Lovin' Man at FT in front of 6,713 (438 Square Stoned Travelers)


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 05:38:23
Theyíll set up for a 0-0. If we donít change the system somewhat theyíll probably get it.

Maybe Twine will replace Richards now heís fit although I canít see Brown binning him.

Surely Knoyle will return at RB with the Wolf at CB and Lancashire on the bench - even Brown canít be that dumb not to make that change. Taylor for Romanski is a given. So youíve got to look for logical reasons why we should create chances today when weíve struggled to do so in the last 2 games.


5-0 and hopefully no parking ticket. When did parking opposite the entrance to The Merlinís car park become a no go. Parked there for ages.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 08:10:27
Based on the last 2 games Iíve watched weíve become toothless. Northampton sound the same so I donít think a thriller is on the cards. 0-1 and the natives begin to get restless.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Anteater on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 08:20:59
4-1 Bayo 2,Anderson, Nelson


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 09:01:50
I'm looking for a serious improvement than the shite on Tuesday night..


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 09:19:02
Could do with a win to keep in touch with top seven.

Hopefully Anderson will run at the opposition today and not meander along the front of them like he did on Tuesday.

The likely non appearance of Kasim today got me thinking about the scale of his decline.
Plenty of time for him to get back on track and hope he doesn't have to drop back into non league.
Still getting a call up for Iraq though.
I wonder if the Iraqi massive are still as vocal on social media in saying that he should be playing at a much higher level.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 09:32:51
Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, doesn't bode well, another toothless display bekons


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 09:59:18
I'm looking for a serious improvement than the shite on Tuesday night..
Round pegs for round holes. Why Brown ignores his own advice I donít know. Knoyle and Taylor should improve things.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:02:28
Northampton currently sit in 20th place just 2 outside the relegation zone while we sit in 11th.

They have got only 1 win and suffered 5 defeats so far this season giving them 9 points, scoring only 8 goals in the process but conceding 17.

Their only win coming on their travels at Colchester in a 2-1 win in August.

Current form this season including cup games is LDLWLLLDLD.

They sacked underperforming manager Dean Austin last weekend after the 4-0 thrashing at Flipslops Mansfield replacing him inside of a day with the jobbing Keith Curle now managing his 6th club with a win ratio of just 37% in his 400+ games as a manager. They are currently unbeaten under him and have yet to concede a goal under him! his first game being a 0-0 home draw with Bury midweek making 5 changes to the previous week.

They have 3 players well known to Swindon fans in Andy Williams, Jordan Turnbull and Yasser Kasim. Williams has featured 9 times this season for them and is yet to score in the league. Turbull has played just 29 mins this season and is yet to start a game. Kasim has not even been given a squad number this season yet.

Swindon have Marc Richards(9 games), Keshi Anderson (13 games), Matt Taylor (11 games) and Jak McCourt (9 games) who have all served both both clubs.

At the County Ground Swindon have the upper edge winning 75% of the 53 games between the 2 sides with 35 wins to their 9 wins with 9 draws scoring 116 times to 53 against. The Cobblers won on their last visit 3-1 with Swindon unbeaten in the previous 9 visits with Northampton winning just 2 times in the last 16 games at the CG with only 3 being drawn.

Northampton average an away following at Town of around 400 over the last 6 games (we average around 950 in the return fixture).

Hopefully today Richards will be rested and McGlashan starting on the wing with Bayo down the middle where he is most effective (for me), bring Taylor back and Knoyle and push Woolf to CB replacing Lancashire, I would also change Dunne for Smith/McCourt/Doughty(if fit).

Curle often gets his sides playing with the ball on the deck which was the opposite of Dean Austin who prefered a bit more hoof and run. They spent heavily on wages last season and this one too signing Williams, Odoffin and Morias all from teams higher in the pyramid, Morias commanding a fee of over £100k.

For me it has all the hallmarks of a 0-0, we struggle to score and Northampton have scored a fair bit less than 1 goal a game so far.

2-1 defeat with Bayo scoring in front of 6,354 with 385 Cobblers there.

As an aside on their forum they are having a Walter Tull Day ... from their forum.

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For the Swindon Town v Northampton Town match in October, Swindon and Northampton fans will gather at Swindon's Cenotaph at 11.30am for a short remembrance - led by our very own Swindon based Cobbler, Will Smith!

There will be a walk to the cemetery and other things I believe, though we'll be moving swiftly onto the pubs in Swindon's Old Town following words at the Cenotaph!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43504448


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:02:42
Shit weather,  train strikes and recent home form have all contributed to me not bothering today.
Hoping for a 'bounceback' result  today,  can't afford to drop many more points if we're going to stay in touch with the leading pack,,  2-0 to us (Hopefully).   COYR COYR


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:08:22

Swindon have Marc Richards(9 games), Matt Taylor (11 games) and Jak McCourt (9 games) who have all served both both clubs.


Keshi also featured for the Cobbs.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:10:27
Keshi also featured for the Cobbs.
Oh thanks, I didn't know that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: normy on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:39:53
Hope for a 2-1 victory


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 12:55:37
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Do035t4W4AAnQdI.jpg:large)

We will miss Nelson.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 12:57:03
The fuck with Anderson?


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 12:57:39
4-4-2?


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 12:58:48
Looks a recipe for disaster


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:01:13
4-4-2?
I think it will still be the normal 451/433 with McGlashan wide right and Bayo wide left, for some reason PB prefers Bayo out wide.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:01:38
The fuck with Anderson?
He was awful Tuesday, but he was not alone in being shit.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: newmarket red on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:02:10
Looks a recipe for disaster
I have to agree can see a red or two today in a boring 0_0 same crap different game. :cry:


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:12:39
At least let them kick off before writing the game off ffs!


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:14:06
Richards, still...


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:15:52
I don't think it looks THAT bad.

Knoyle and Taylor were always going to come back, I would prefer McGlashan to start anyway.

The only change is I would have Anderson in instead of Dunne and McG in for Richards. What with Nelson being injured, so its close to the best side we can put out for me.

Hopefully Richards can raise his game against his current employers as well as for his current employers!


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:24:57
Apparently Cobblers are playing with 4 centre midfielders today, one filling in at RB.

Turnbulls first start of the season, if hes playing LB then get McGlashan up against him with his pace and he will give away a penalty with his lack of pace and probably lack of match fitness too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:26:18
Hopefully Richards can raise his game against his current employers as well as for his current employers!

This is a very strange situation, who would his loyalty side with?

I don't see how Dunne can be classed as a footballer, or at least at this level, bench warmer at best. Would love 3 points but it won't be easy today, and we're such a frustratingly, consistently inconsistent side.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:29:11
Vigs stalling on signing his new contract then according to Power, that could explain why hes not being put back into the team.

Power sounds quite disappointed as he has only stalled since he got into the Chile squad.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:31:59
Hopefully Richards can raise his game against his current employers as well as for his current employers!

This is a very strange situation, who would his loyalty side with?

I don't see how Dunne can be classed as a footballer, or at least at this level, bench warmer at best. Would love 3 points but it won't be easy today, and we're such a frustratingly, consistently inconsistent side.
Hopefully Richards classes himself more a Swindon player than a Northampton youth coach!

Dunne is a wierd one, every 4 or 5 games he plays really well then the other 4 he playes like he has never kicked a football before. His worst attribute has to be his terrible timing in tackles, its hard to tell if its just timing or that he has malice, either way it needs to improve if he wants an extended run in the team.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:49:35
Hopefully Richards classes himself more a Swindon player than a Northampton youth coach!

Dunne is a wierd one, every 4 or 5 games he plays really well then the other 4 he playes like he has never kicked a football before. His worst attribute has to be his terrible timing in tackles, its hard to tell if its just timing or that he has malice, either way it needs to improve if he wants an extended run in the team.

It seems to me the only thing that disrupts his run in the team is down to discipline rather than a managerial decision.
You are spot on about his contribution but one good game in 5 shouldn't give him a regular start, no one else can afford to be so regularly poor  to even be considered for a regular start?


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:52:19
Except for maybe Richards....


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:52:51
Still no iFollow video or sound.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:54:50
Except for maybe Richards....

That is also a very strange decision. Dunne & Richards must have some dirt on Brown to start so frequently.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:55:00
Still no iFollow video or sound.

Same here - it's such a piece of shit.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:55:17
Still no iFollow video or sound.

Wankers


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:56:28
That is also a very strange decision. Dunne & Richards must have some dirt on Brown to start so frequently.

Dunne had a great game against Oldham..  Did exactly what he was put in there to do..


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:57:03
Are there not laws against monopolies? Were only given one choice of service and it's fucking shit.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:57:13
Wankers

Who, Dunne & Richards of ifollow? :hmmm:


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:58:16
Now we have a score in the corner but no pictures or sound, I want my fucking money back, this is ridiculous.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:58:33
Dunne had a great game against Oldham..  Did exactly what he was put in there to do..

So that's his one in 5.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Munichred on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:59:23
Northampton currently sit in 20th place just 2 outside the relegation zone while we sit in 11th.

They have got only 1 win and suffered 5 defeats so far this season giving them 9 points, scoring only 8 goals in the process but conceding 17.

Their only win coming on their travels at Colchester in a 2-1 win in August.

Current form this season including cup games is LDLWLLLDLD.

They sacked underperforming manager Dean Austin last weekend after the 4-0 thrashing at Flipslops Mansfield replacing him inside of a day with the jobbing Keith Curle now managing his 6th club with a win ratio of just 37% in his 400+ games as a manager. They are currently unbeaten under him and have yet to concede a goal under him! his first game being a 0-0 home draw with Bury midweek making 5 changes to the previous week.

They have 3 players well known to Swindon fans in Andy Williams, Jordan Turnbull and Yasser Kasim. Williams has featured 9 times this season for them and is yet to score in the league. Turbull has played just 29 mins this season and is yet to start a game. Kasim has not even been given a squad number this season yet.

Swindon have Marc Richards(9 games), Keshi Anderson (13 games), Matt Taylor (11 games) and Jak McCourt (9 games) who have all served both both clubs.

At the County Ground Swindon have the upper edge winning 75% of the 53 games between the 2 sides with 35 wins to their 9 wins with 9 draws scoring 116 times to 53 against. The Cobblers won on their last visit 3-1 with Swindon unbeaten in the previous 9 visits with Northampton winning just 2 times in the last 16 games at the CG with only 3 being drawn.

Northampton average an away following at Town of around 400 over the last 6 games (we average around 950 in the return fixture).

Hopefully today Richards will be rested and McGlashan starting on the wing with Bayo down the middle where he is most effective (for me), bring Taylor back and Knoyle and push Woolf to CB replacing Lancashire, I would also change Dunne for Smith/McCourt/Doughty(if fit).

Curle often gets his sides playing with the ball on the deck which was the opposite of Dean Austin who prefered a bit more hoof and run. They spent heavily on wages last season and this one too signing Williams, Odoffin and Morias all from teams higher in the pyramid, Morias commanding a fee of over £100k.

For me it has all the hallmarks of a 0-0, we struggle to score and Northampton have scored a fair bit less than 1 goal a game so far.

2-1 defeat with Bayo scoring in front of 6,354 with 385 Cobblers there.

As an aside on their forum they are having a Walter Tull Day ... from their forum.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43504448

Maybe Walter Tull played against Harold Fleming?


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 13:59:37
Muhammed says -

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Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:00:27
Dunne actually plays well enough more often than not, with the occasional very good game. He's this season's scapegoat.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:00:45
Dunne had a great game against Oldham..  Did exactly what he was put in there to do..
Unfortunately he did play well then but his previous few games he was average at best and the one on Tuesday he was terrible to say the least. 1 in 5.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:01:09
Looks like itís 4-1-3-2


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:01:24
Looks like itís 4-1-3-2
Don't know, cant see :(


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:02:07
Yay its back.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:02:29
Dunne misses a great chance just outside 6 yard box. Good save from keeper.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:02:54
Great cross from Taylor, on McGlashans head, to Richards 6 yards out and well saved by the keeper.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:03:23
Dunne misses a great chance just outside 6 yard box. Good save from keeper.
I thought it was Richards. doh.

It was indeed Dunne, the picture just came back as it happened, he should really have scored.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:03:34
Feed up just in time to see an unbelievable save from their keeper. Richards has to score, but think he's done everything he can do there.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:04:44
Dunne actually plays well enough more often than not, with the occasional very good game. He's this season's scapegoat.

That's fair enough, we all have opinions. I don't see it myself, and we have had numerous players over the years ago are considerably better yet receive much more abuse.
But again it comes down to interpretation and opinions, and I would love him to prove me wrong today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:05:43
They have mini-me playing for them in the #7 shirt.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:05:58
My God Dunne that really was awful.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:07:38
Northampton passing the ball well on the deck.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:08:53
Nice move down the right by McG and Alzate but its cleared from the cross.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:10:34
Lacashire conceded a corner from little danger, poor header.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:11:40
Richards putting himself about a bit more so far. More like Richards from last season.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:12:14
Nice defending from Taylor in a dangerous position.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thr
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:13:46
made a couple of chances, have they. dross in-between.

mcGlashen is pointless


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:13:50
Hoskins is apparently 5 foot 8 but he looks more like 5 foot 5 to me!


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:15:16
Corner to Northampton, some nice passing by them, they have come here to attack us, unlike Oldham and Crewe did against us.


Title: Swindon v Northampton official match day thr
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:15:29
better from mcGlashen there. another good save


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:15:51
Huge argument at the end of the townend about the pretention of bourbon biscuits. Chocalates pretending to be biscuits apparently.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:16:39
Great ball from Knoyle to McG who crosses and it finds Richards 7 yards out and the keeper makes a great save, corner to Town.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:17:13
We seem to be geting better crosses in from both wings so far.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:17:43
No idea how Richards hasn't scored.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:17:59
Dunne to Knoyle but he crosses far too soon and finds a yellow shirt.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:19:12
Got away with that, long pass to Hoskins down our right and his shot hits the post via LMC hand.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thr
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:19:38
Quote from: Saxondale
Huge argument at the end of the townend about the pretention of bourbon biscuits. Chocalates pretending to be biscuits apparently.
I'm not having that. of course they're biscuits.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:20:27
Dunne pulling back the winger gives away a free kick in a dangerous position.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:21:05
Toums clears it to Bayo but he can't break with enough speed.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:21:20
Its really end to end so far.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:22:47
Hoskins is apparently 5 foot 8 but he looks more like 5 foot 5 to me!

He looks like a kid alongside the others.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:23:03
Another corner to them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:24:20
He looks like a kid alongside the others.
Hes not as small as former Walsall midfielder Oztumer but he can't be much taller.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:24:40
Our passing isn't great again.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:24:57
Good target man header from Bayo to Richards but he can't do anything with the ball in the box.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:25:02
They're going through us far too easily.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:25:27
Alzate fouled on the touchline half way in their half.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:25:49
They're going through us far too easily.
We aren't getting enough challenges in in midfield.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:26:51
Another corner to them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:27:18
7 corners to them and 1 to us so far.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:28:43
Alzate good run but the ball gets muddled under his feet in the box again.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:29:46
Knoyle clears the roof of the Don Rogers stand with a clearance.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:30:27
Its a very open game but our passing is not as good as it has been, Northampton finding lots of space in midfield and breaking with pace.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:31:22
Poor pass from Woolf against Dunnes arse puts in trouble at the back.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:33:21
Toums winnng lots of loose and 50% balls again today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:33:59
McGlashan brought down 10 yards outside the box, free kick to Town.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:34:45
Poor delivery from Taylor.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:35:12
Crooks is a dirty bastard, thats his 4th or 5th foul against us.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:36:17
Alzate playing wide left and probably having his poorest game in a Town shirt so far.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:37:19
McGlashan goes down too easily for me, every little touch and he goes down when he doesn't have to.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:38:54
I think we are missing Andersons breaking with speed today, Alzate should be going through the middle not out wide left, hes not effective enough out there.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:39:37
Dunne with a nice pass to Bayo who wins a free kick.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:40:34
Free kick 30 yards out on the touchline.

better delivery from Taylor but nobody can get a head to it, the ball come sout and Taylor hoofs it over the Bank.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:41:09
I'm sorry to say, but this team isn't any better than last seasons.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:42:25
HT 0-0

Town had the best chances but its been fairly even otherwise.

Toums our best player so far winning almost everything.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:43:21
Our midfield should be doing far better than it is, what with all the talent in there. We can barely string two passes together at times.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thr
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:46:44
we've at least created a few clear cut chances.

But we are far from being in control of this game and while they've not made the most of it Northampton look dangerous when they break

mcGlashen is a waste of space, first change I'd make is Anderson on for him.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:51:02
Started well, had 2 or 3 really good chances, since then itís gone a bit flat.

Has 1-0 written all over it, just hope we can get the 1


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:51:20
3 massive chances spurned then 30 mins of 2 shite teams.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:52:44
Dull.  I'm going to the other end of the townend to see if they are talking about custard cream.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:53:54
I do think bringing on Anderson will liven it up a bit, he does run and dribble well with the ball, its just his final ball.

We are missing Alzates usual breaking with speed, hes having a rare off game for him.

McGlashan has done very little and probably would be the one I would replace with Anderson.

Dunnes passing has been very poor almost always behind the player hes passing to.

Northampton are not a very good side and we should be making more chances.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:58:40
Richards pushed over far too easily, foul given against him for holding the ball.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 14:59:15
McGlashan gives away a silly foul in our half.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:00:09
McGlashan is then fouled very softly again.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:00:30
Toums is very classy in the middle.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:01:05
Lancashire uses his hands when he didn't need to, silly free kick to give away 40 yards out.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:01:41
Good headed clearance by Taylor.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:02:20
Alzate win the ball and is then pushed easily off it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:03:06
Northampton player waltzes past Lancashire but luckily the cross is headed wide. Poor defending by Lancs.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:03:34
Richards in the box hits a volley 30 yards over the top of the Town End.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:04:19
Bayo to Richards back to Bayo, nice move but one is then offside.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:04:47
He's got to change it. The shape doesn't work, Alzate isn't a wide player and, yet again, we lack something. It's so dull.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:05:39
Richards just can't jump to save his life, good throw from Taylor but he almost ducks under it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:06:31
He's got to change it. The shape doesn't work, Alzate isn't a wide player and, yet again, we lack something. It's so dull.
McGlashan is playing poorly today and needs replacing IMO, a bit of running by Anderson wouldnt go amiss.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:07:17
LMC find Bayo with a great long throw but Bayo falls over under the challenge and the move ends.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:07:42
Got away with that, poor finishing by Northampton from good positions.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:08:35
Loose balls are falling to the Cobblers every time.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:09:14
Game has gone from poor to rubbish this half.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:10:22
Alzate should have shot from 20 yards but finds Knoyle wide who crosses and Bayo doesn't connect well to the cross, should have done better.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:11:42
Williams with a poor finish in our box easily saved by LMC, acres of space for him in the box behind Lancashire though.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:11:46
This is bloody rubbish.  A few players out there not putting enough effort to put a tackle in or win the second ball.  Two poor teams.  And now we're losing..


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:11:58
0-1


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:11:58
So bad. Brown hasnít got a bloody clue.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:12:23
Corner missed by everyone except for the tool who easily hits it in the net.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:12:26
Awful


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:12:35
Thatís buggered it then :(


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:12:51
We have created fuck all this half changes need to be made.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: newmarket red on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:13:36
Lancashire  should not be in the team  full stop :doh:


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:13:45
What a fucking shambles!
How are we so shit?


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:14:00
Looks like another long season in this god awful league


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:14:25
Too many of our most reliable players having off days, Bayo, Alzate and Knoyle all playing poor by their standards.

Bayo chest the ball in the 6 yard box when he should have headed it in the net. He wanted another touch.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:15:08
Looks like another long season in this god awful league

As in next season!!


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:15:13
Dunne makes a great tackle and wins the ball then gives it straight back to them, frustrating.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:15:40
Twine and Anderson on for McGlashan and Richards.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:16:11
Come on Swindon


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:16:27
This is really shite.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:16:32
Big chance for Twine to make an impact up front.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:17:23
We want too many touches when we should be shooting.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:17:35
He's changed players but kept the system that is clearly not working.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:17:53
Good corner in but Town cant get a head to it.

Another corner.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:17:58
We just can't score. Combination of effort, tactics and lack of ability. Not a great combination.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:18:30
Fucking hell Taylor that was a rubbish pass to Knoyle.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:19:00
We just can't score. Combination of effort, tactics and lack of ability. Not a great combination.
We can't score because we don't shoot. Simple.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:19:25
Anderson 20 yard shot, easily saved.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:20:17
This is pathetic.  We're completely clueless.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:20:21
Get Smith on for Dunne for the last 25 mins.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:21:10
Bayo great pass to Twine down the left, shame he didn't fall under the challenge in the box.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:21:25
We can't score because we don't shoot. Simple.
Which is combination of tactics and lack of ability no?


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:22:00
We are trying to fucking walk it in.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:22:37
Alzate and Anderson combine well but we just wont pull the trigger.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:22:58
So bad. Brown hasnít got a bloody clue.

Do you only post once in a match day thread to moan about Brown?


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:23:42
Great play by Bayo down the right but the ball gets between Twines feet in the 6 yard box, unlucky.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:24:19
I don't think we will lose this, Northampton are shit.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:24:25
Do you only post once in a match day thread to moan about Brown?
Taylor 1-1


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:24:54
Taylor in the middle 30 yards out free kick.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:25:03
1-1 Taylor.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:25:15
Brilliant free kick.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thr
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:25:45
Definitely been on the up since Anderson and twine came on

Great free kick from Taylor, but shouldn't have been given!


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:25:46
We really could easily still win this.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:26:49
Northampton panicking at the back now.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:26:52
We really could easily still win this.

If we play like we have for the last 10 minutes or so, yes.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:27:13
Taylor nice long cross out for a corner toTown.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:27:42
If we play like we have for the last 10 minutes or so, yes.
Northampton really are poor.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:28:27
Northampton panicking at the back now.
They are a poor side, this would be 2 points dropped, but you do sense a winner.
Great from Taylor, more of that please.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:28:50
Attendance 6,138 with 504 Cobblers.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:29:34
Taylor free kick 40 yards out, over the bar.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:31:00
Anderson nice move passes to Twine who hoofs it over the bar from 20 yards, rush of blood to his head.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:31:49
Bayo looks a different player without Richards along side him.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:33:47
Aaron Pierre has to be one of the poorest footballers I have seen in years, his passing is attrocious.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:34:36
No idea how Turnbull stopped that effort almost on the goal line.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:35:15
Dunne gives it away cheaply in a good position.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:37:30
Knoyle booked for a challenge just outside the box.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:37:59
Bayo and Toums gets it away.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:38:15
Waters booked for time wasting.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:39:19
Why don't we just shoot when we can? frustrating.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:40:50
2 mins plus stoppages left.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:41:18
Town applying all the attacking pressure.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:42:00
4 mins added time


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:42:29
Anderson has made a difference since coming on, Bayo and Alzate both looking better since then too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:44:03
Good cross from Knoyle but its cleared in the 6 yard box.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:46:16
Ends 1-1,  4 Home games on the bounce without a win - just not good enough.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:47:17
Absolute garbage.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:47:25
Poor game, we should have won against a very poor Northampton side.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: StefPol on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:48:11
Aye, 2 poor teams. Draw a fair reflection in the end.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:48:49
Very poor. Again, and against a poor side. You'd think Brown will be coming under pressure soon, if he isn't already.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:48:53
Drop to 14th in the league, going to be a long season.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:50:16
Oxford go bottom. Helps take the edge off.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Outletred on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 15:55:27
That was absolutely dire- again.

Whatís Browns win % canít be very good at all.

Best we can hope for as long as Power is here is to stay in the division.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 16:16:01
Not encouraging enough to entice me along to a game. Shame.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 16:20:50
That was absolutely dire- again.

Whatís Browns win % canít be very good at all.

Best we can hope for as long as Power is here is to stay in the division.

Don't talk shite. Power has employed two proven managers that, on paper, were solid, experienced appointments. He's stepped back from muddling in the football side of things and backed them fairly (more last year than this, yes, but widely regarded as a top 7 budget again).

Our current failure, and last year's, is not Power's doing.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 16:36:51
On the plus side, we did create a good chances early on.

But after that we struggled.

Defence looked stretched when Northampton attacked.
McGlashen was rubbish, Alzate didn't do much, Dunne was average and Dave was OK.
Richards and Taylor were slightly better than recent weeks. More Taylor than Richards.

But it was largely disjointed. We did brighten when the subs were made, and we did at least get the goal that got us a point.

Not good enough to take us where we want to be.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 16:48:32
Awful shite. Canít watch too much more of this.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 16:54:02
  A useful point... when you look at respective budgets then Cobblers really are under performing, whereas we're about what you'd expect from the summer's squad building, looking OK for mid table, with perhaps a shot at a PO spot, if we can get a bit of luck with injuries etc.

 There isn't much to pick between sides in Div 4, and everyone is searching for that consistency of a string of wins.  This looks a season where a bit of as run in the FA cup might provide some interest.... it would good to maybe get through to the 3rd round.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Outletred on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 16:58:44
Don't talk shite. Power has employed two proven managers that, on paper, were solid, experienced appointments. He's stepped back from muddling in the football side of things and backed them fairly (more last year than this, yes, but widely regarded as a top 7 budget again).

Our current failure, and last year's, is not Power's doing.
Get your head out of the sand- we were 8th in league one when Power arrived we are now 13th in league 2


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 17:04:41
Get your head out of the sand- we were 8th in league one when Power arrived we are now 13th in league 2

Power has at least been clear in his aims.... namely to have a financially sustainable Football League club, from which he could make some money.  With this in mind we've seen a phased reduction of the wage bill, getting to the present level, which looked in the summer to be statement of an acceptance of Div 4 is for now our natural level.

This, of course is disapponting for Town fans, who regard Div 3 as our natural level.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Outletred on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 17:08:59
Power has at least been clear in his aims.... namely to have a financially sustainable Football League club, from which he could make some money.  With this in mind we've seen a phased reduction of the wage bill, getting to the present level, which looked in the summer to be statement of an acceptance of Div 4 is for now our natural level.

This, of course is disapponting for Town fans, who regard Div 3 as our natural level.
Erm division 4 our natural level? Really? This is only our 5/6th year in div 4 in our history so how can it be our home?


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: normy on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 17:09:42
As I saw it, Dunne tackled and headed and covered well today. Some of his passes were wayward, but so were some of most of the team. At least he's not easily brushed off the ball like some, and he was unlucky not to score due to a very good save by their keeper.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 17:17:33
Erm division 4 our natural level? Really? This is only our 5/6th year in div 4 in our history so how can it be our home?

In the past we've often spent money we didn't always have... when we've gone down since the mid 80's, we've spent in order to get back up.  Under Power's sustainability model, we're not going to do that... tbf I think the right decision. Last week we played Oldham... their players hadn't been paid.  I don't want any more of that shit for us... we are where we are, and ned to get on with it. The likes of Accy and Wycombe last season showed it is possible to do something, if you build over a few seasons.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 17:22:44
Utter rubbish.  If we can't beat a poor side like that, then there's not much hope.  Starting to question some of Brown's tactics to be honest.  His win ratio since taking over must be poor.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Pax Romana on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 17:27:20
We are so lightweight.  Rarely a winning formula in Div 4


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 17:31:20
It seems like everything has changed from last season...apart from...the quality of the team and the results.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 17:35:05
Still no iFollow video or sound.

I contacted them to complain and was told "you need an internet speed of at least 5mbps, and that is why you have issues"


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 18:06:21
A bit poor.

Richards constantly held up the ball, turned and kicked it into his marker....time and time again. Awful and Brown guilty of not taking him off sooner.

We break quickly and then put the brakes on....keep fucking going....get a foul and corner of a shot away, instead we faff about and give the ball away.

Another frustrating afternoon.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 18:08:36
Not encouraging enough to entice me along to a game. Shame.

Round dodger!


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 18:09:04
Regardless of the metric you look at - whether it's funding, history, catchment area or average attendance - it's difficult to argue that our 'natural level' is anything other than League 1/Division 3.  We used to flirt regularly with the division above that until 20 yrs ago.  This is a club that is under-achieving/punching well below its weight - and has been for years.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 18:09:12
We break quickly and then put the brakes on....

A fair few times today that was because we played the ball behind the man and he had to check his run.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 18:15:01
It seems like everything has changed from last season...apart from...the quality of the team and the results.

At this stage 12 games in we're a bit short of last season, 17 points compared to 19, but interestingly the GD is exactly the same F17 A16.  Flitcroft's side was notable for winning or losing, few draws, PB with his clean sheet mentality seemingly doesn't mind a few draws.  Both sides were/are fairly poor at home, but that has been the case for a few years now.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 18:19:29
Regardless of the metric you look at - whether it's funding, history, catchment area or average attendance - it's difficult to argue that our 'natural level' is anything other than League 1/Division 3.  We used to flirt regularly with the division above that until 20 yrs ago.  This is a club that is under-achieving/punching well below its weight - and has been for years.

I've always thought we should be challenging for promotion to the 2nd tier, even though we'd probably struggle to stay there.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 18:20:51
I've never understood how professional footballers can struggle with the basics, such as playing a simple pass to a teammate. So many simple passes went astray today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 18:24:35
I've always thought we should be challenging for promotion to the 2nd tier, even though we'd probably struggle to stay there.

Me too.  But I suspect that that's because we're the same STFC vintage...cutting our teeth in the Macari/Hoddle years.

I didn't really appreciate when I started watching in 1990 that our status at that time was loftier than normal.  In the (just) pre-internet era of the early 1990s, I remember being able to read detailed Swindon Town match reports in national Sunday newspapers.  Times have changed.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thr
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 18:29:42
I think whatever era you were brought up in, to not be challenging for autos in division 4 is a failure.

 I'm not writing this session off yet btw, just setting perceived expectations


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 18:32:55
tbf, Reg didn't say that he thought Div 4 is our natural stamping ground, but rather that Power's refusal to throw money at promotion suggested that Power is content with it as about where we should be for now


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thr
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 18:33:21
I think whatever era you were brought up in, to not be challenging for autos in division 4 is a failure.

 I'm not writing this session off yet btw, just setting perceived expectations

 I would say a failure, if the perception at the outset was that you're building a side for a tilt at an auto slot.... but clearly we weren't.



Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 18:36:05
A fair few times today that was because we played the ball behind the man and he had to check his run.
Sometimes but also plenty of times where the man on the ball stopped and put his foot on it to wait for team-mates to catch up. Which then also allowed Northampton to do the same. On the positive side, Brown made the right changes today IMO, just too late


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 18:51:08
I think whatever era you were brought up in, to not be challenging for autos in division 4 is a failure.

 I'm not writing this session off yet btw, just setting perceived expectations

Don't forget that in the 98 years since we were awarded Football League status, we have never dropped out of it and have spent less than 10 seasons in the 4th tier.  If we go on now to become an established club at this level, it will be the first time in our history (or certainly since 1920) that this has happened.  Not good.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 19:12:54
Get your head out of the sand- we were 8th in league one when Power arrived we are now 13th in league 2

What could Power have done differently this season other than spend more money?


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: suttonred on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 19:35:49
I'm guessing "leave, because we want our Swindon back"


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 19:51:56
I'm guessing "leave, because we want our Swindon back"

that and "we should be playing the Swindon way"


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 19:54:45
Don't forget that in the 98 years since we were awarded Football League status, we have never dropped out of it and have spent less than 10 seasons in the 4th tier.  If we go on now to become an established club at this level, it will be the first time in our history (or certainly since 1920) that this has happened.  Not good.

Div 4 only formed in 1958.... certainly our poor mid 50's sides would have been relegated to Div 4 had it existed. The only way we can currently say we don't look like a middling Div 4 outfit is to show it on the park... and we just aren't. However, so far we've managed to avoid getting mixed up in a Conference battle, so not all bad.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 20:20:11
A decent, if frustrating, game.  At least Cobblers didn't come to park the bus, they did give it a go, and they certainly looked were putting a lot of pressure on up until they scored.  We seemed to lack shape at times, Alzate playing out wide is a waste, he is far better playing behind the striker(s) and running at the defence.  Too many players guilty of not putting in decent challenges, rather wait for the ball to come to them and how many times did a defender head or pass the ball straight to one of their players?  A bit disappointed in Knoyle today, think his lay-off showed, didn't get forward too many times which he is more than capable of.  McGlashan to me is a waste of space, not worth the shirt.  At least Brown got his subs right but for a team that Brown boasted were coached by three Pro-Licence holders we need to improve and rapidly.  At least we got tickets for Exeter next week!! 


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 20:25:39
Div 4 only formed in 1958.... certainly our poor mid 50's sides would have been relegated to Div 4 had it existed. The only way we can currently say we don't look like a middling Div 4 outfit is to show it on the park... and we just aren't. However, so far we've managed to avoid getting mixed up in a Conference battle, so not all bad.

Fair enough.  But this is only our 8th season in the 4th tier since it was set up 60 yrs ago (1982-86, 2006-07, 2011-12, 2017-19 (at least)), so I think the point stands.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: suttonred on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 20:46:41
Me too.  But I suspect that that's because we're the same STFC vintage...cutting our teeth in the Macari/Hoddle years.

I didn't really appreciate when I started watching in 1990 that our status at that time was loftier than normal.  In the (just) pre-internet era of the early 1990s, I remember being able to read detailed Swindon Town match reports in national Sunday newspapers.  Times have changed.

It does remind me of pre Macari days in the 80's. We've no spark. We need a boost somewhere. FFS someone on here win a rollover ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: sir windon on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 21:12:55
Got the feeling from Powerís radio interview that he is struggling to cope with a manager that knows his own mind. Clearly upset that Vigouroux is being left out when his stock was rising. With current results Iíd be surprised if Brown lasts the whole season.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 22:43:53
Have we gone from one useless managerial dinosaur to another?

Are we actually going forward? It doesnít seem like it. The football is still crap and weíre still not winning (much).

Despite Matt Taylor being one of our weak links, (Richards the other) his left foot is still handy!


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: ReadingRed on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 22:46:07
Thought the ref had an excellent game today, but didnt he award an indirect free kick for Taylor's goal? It looked like obstruction to me.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 22:55:15
Got the feeling from Powerís radio interview that he is struggling to cope with a manager that knows his own mind. Clearly upset that Vigouroux is being left out when his stock was rising. With current results Iíd be surprised if Brown lasts the whole season.
What was said?


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 23:06:15
The football's been far better overall this season that last. By a country mile, despite the last 2-3 games.

Brown still has to get shit sorted, though. Today was fucking atrocious.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: ferret on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 23:09:24
The squad is horribly imbalanced - a cast of thousands in midfield, but no cover for the likes of Richards and Knoyle. Therefore we are forced into repeatedly picking players who are out of form / unfit, whereas others who have done alright when theyíve had a game (such as Smith) donít get a sniff. Brown has to take the blame for this.

Taylor is over the hill, but we still need him on the pitch because he pulls out moments of class which we just canít afford to lose. Without the left back, our already limited goal threat is reduced further.

The Yeovil game looked set to be a turning point, but weíve been flat and blunt ever since. Mansfield will be the big one for Brown. That useless, arrogant prick Flitcroft is still weaving his magic - 5 wins in 23 league games. Whatever happens at Exeter, Mansfield will be a key chance to get some momentum and enthusiasm back.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 00:40:01
Have we gone from one useless managerial dinosaur to another?

The alternative is too risky... you have to deal with what is in front of you. Let's imagine that when Flitcroft walked, the Yeovil game hadn't been postponed and Matty Taylor had got a confidence boosting win, so on to Cheltnum where the normal rules of football don't apply.... then perhaps a draw and a clamour for a permanent appointment.  Would Matty be a managerial genius  :hmmm: outflanked by Johnson on his debut.... and Johnson was soon sacked after.

Numb put in Michael Duff, respected ex player with no experience, yet to win a game. They've a big squad including some we know well like Conor Thomas, Ben Tozer, Chris Hussey, Tom Smith.  Perhaps he'll keep them up, which for them would be a decent achievement, we're currently slightly better than that, but not by much.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 00:54:51
What was said?

Slight exaggeration to say 'struggling to cope'. Contracts were being discussed and Vigs has been offered a new one which he was due to sign. However since being called up by Chile, Vigs is now reconsidering. There have also been enquiries as to his situation. Power was obviously frustrated by this and by the fact that Vigs not being selected wasn't likely to help.



Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 07:56:15
I contacted them to complain and was told "you need an internet speed of at least 5mbps, and that is why you have issues"
My connection speed is 79mb, I contacted them and they said they knew of the issue.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 08:02:01
I know he is still dangerous from set pieces, but Taylorís performance yesterday reminded me of myself at full back from my Sunday league days. Get the ball and either hit it down the line or aim for the big fella up front.
Itís a shame we have no-one that can come in and do a job because heís a weak link now, as is Richards.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 08:02:32
Got the feeling from Powerís radio interview that he is struggling to cope with a manager that knows his own mind. Clearly upset that Vigouroux is being left out when his stock was rising. With current results Iíd be surprised if Brown lasts the whole season.
I don't think he sounded frustrated at all with PB he sounded totally frustrated with Vigs though. I guess when you go into something looking for negatives you will always find them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 08:05:06
What was said?

On page 2, there was no mention of Brown in the convo at at all.

Vigs stalling on signing his new contract then according to Power, that could explain why hes not being put back into the team.

Power sounds quite disappointed as he has only stalled since he got into the Chile squad.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 08:08:39
I know he is still dangerous from set pieces, but Taylorís performance yesterday reminded me of myself at full back from my Sunday league days. Get the ball either his it down the line or aim for big fella up front.
Itís a shame we have none that can come in and do a job because heís a weak link now, as is Richards.
Yes him and Lancashire were the same, both hitting the ball as high and hard upfield as soon as they could with no thought about where it was going. Yes Taylor scored a beauty but the rest of his play was poor at best. Lancashire had one of his better games but was still poor, Dunne ran around a lot and was a yard away from the play but his passing was terrible at times.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: ferret on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 08:15:09
I know that Taylor pulls out a lot of shit but virtually everything that we did yesterday (Dunne chance, Richards chance, goal)  came directly from his left foot. We simply cannot afford to overlook that. Nobody else in the squad is capable of it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 08:18:13
I would be happy with Taylor playing wide left as long as he had a decent left back behind him so he didn't have to track back all the time, he doesn't have the legs to play there any more.

FWIW I thought he made 2 great crosses and took his goal well but he still persisted in crossing the ball as soon as he got it instead of getting closer to the line where its more effective, he wasted 90% of his crosses.

He is far better attacking than defending though and maybe thats the role he needs to play, as a wide midfielder/winger but not a LWB or LB.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 08:23:54
Thanks PV & Redbuck for clarifying what Power said.

Must admit that I thought that McCormick was brought in to take over from Vigs being sold in the January window. Not sure whether bench warming will reduce his saleable value.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 08:28:15
Thanks PV & Redbuck for clarifying what Power said.

Must admit that I thought that McCormick was brought in to take over from Vigs being sold in the January window. Not sure whether bench warming will reduce his saleable value.
Power is concerned it will affect his value but if he doesn't want to stay then he should go while he still has a value which can go up and down, its like Kasim, going on international duty and his head gets turned by his agent/other players saying "you are better than English L2" etc etc.

FWIW I think McCormick is a better keeper overall anyway so cash in now while we still can.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 08:32:51
Didn't know what to make of that game.
Watchable and end to end at times but mainly lacking in quality from both sides.

The 2 up front didn't really work.
Richards was a bit better but Bayo only improved once Richards was subbed.

We've had a few big blokes up front that have been useless in the air, but I've never seen someone who mistimes the jump as consistently as Bayo does.
This may have a lot to do with the lack of aerial contact at PL U23 and development level, so Bayo will have to learn and hopefully improve on the job.
Richards plays the role a bit better at the moment if only through experience as opposed to suitability.
If team mates played it into chest or feet then that would suit both Bayo and Richards a lot more.
Easier said than done.

Still too early to start losing heart though.
Had some suicidal "I can't watch this anymore" bloke sat behind me at Crewe. Blimey.
It's not that bad and still a lot better than last season.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 08:35:16
Still too early to start losing heart though.
Had some suicidal "I can't watch this anymore" bloke sat behind me at Crewe. Blimey.
It's not that bad and still a lot better than last season.
This. Very much this. We have endured a lot lot worse and in recent years too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 09:06:31
I know he is still dangerous from set pieces, but Taylorís performance yesterday reminded me of myself at full back from my Sunday league days. Get the ball and either hit it down the line or aim for the big fella up front.
Itís a shame we have no-one that can come in and do a job because heís a weak link now, as is Richards.

I really don't get this, what exactly do you expect him to do with the ball, or any Div 4 level full back for that matter. What is a Job.

You can't be watching the game at all as the majority of our play goes through Taylor, the CH's use him as an outball when under pressure and he looks long for our big man. It's seem to be how we start attacks 80%+ of the time.

The same goes for the comment about Bayo not winning headers, he won plenty first half but Richards and / or midfield don't anticipate quick enough when the ball drops.



Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 09:10:52
I really don't get this, what exactly do you expect him to do with the ball, or any Div 4 level full back for that matter. What is a Job.

You can't be watching the game at all as the majority of our play goes through Taylor, the CH's use him as an outball when under pressure and he looks long for our big man. It's seem to be how we start attacks 80%+ of the time.

The same goes for the comment about Bayo not winning headers, he won plenty first half but Richards and / or midfield don't anticipate quick enough when the ball drops.
I agree on Bayo, I think he won a fair amount of headers and a lot more than Richards ever does.

As for Taylor, yes his job is to clear his lines, my problem is that with his "cultured left foot" and experience he should find his man a lot more than he does, his long passing at times is extremely poor for a Div 4 footballer let alone a man who has been called up for the England squad years ago.

Sometimes a shorter pass to midfield is a better option than just launching it upfield in the vain hope that Richards will win the header, which 99% of the time he doesn't.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 09:25:28
Power is concerned it will affect his value but if he doesn't want to stay then he should go while he still has a value which can go up and down, its like Kasim, going on international duty and his head gets turned by his agent/other players saying "you are better than English L2" etc etc.

FWIW I think McCormick is a better keeper overall anyway so cash in now while we still can.

Still don't think Vigs has a cash value.  Be interesting to see if he goes off again with Chile next week or whether he gets a game in the Boycott Trophy.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 09:27:52
Still don't think Vigs has a cash value.  Be interesting to see if he goes off again with Chile next week or whether he gets a game in the Boycott Trophy.
Power said hes been called up and will miss the next 2 games.

Peru or Mexico vs Plymouth and Exeter? tough choice.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 09:31:49
Still don't think Vigs has a cash value.

100% agree


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 09:41:29
Power said hes been called up and will miss the next 2 games.

Peru or Mexico vs Plymouth and Exeter? tough choice.

For effectively a long weekend, I'd go Devon every time.

Unusually for a Boycott game this isn't a bad moment to get what is a glorified reserves fixture.  Use it as a sort of warm up to try a few things out for Exeter, which looks Lincoln standard difficult.  PB has already failed to get anything from the Grecians, last season.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10:18:26
For effectively a long weekend, I'd go Devon every time.
That could very well be the first time ever in history that anyone has said that!


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10:22:40
Its your job, you get all expenses paid trip to Mexico and Peru, you will be working with players who are better than you and much better than those you normally play with, working with managers and coaches who are much better than you have worked with, with the posibility of getting rewarded by playing for your country.....sorry there is no player in the world that would choose Exeter and Plymouth (in the Mickey Mouse Cup) over that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10:26:47
How is Conroy going to get match fit sitting on the bench getting no minutes?

Brownís team selection seems to be off the cuff.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10:30:38
I agree on Bayo, I think he won a fair amount of headers and a lot more than Richards ever does.


I'll count them up over the next couple of league games. Aerial challenges / headers won.  :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10:32:07
I'll count them up over the next couple of league games. Aerial challenges / headers won.  :)
Him vs Richards, yes that would be a good indication, I am sure the scouting reports will have those details already, not that any of us have access to them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: hefty toe on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10:32:47
Very poor game.  Defensively we look better although Lancashire just doesn't dominate enough.  He lost lots of headers and gave away a few needless corners because of his lack of skill.  Taylor was poor barring his free kick as was Knoyle (put that down to a bit of rustiness in his case).  Brown should drop Richards, not play Dunne in home games and not play Alzate out wide.  Does anyone have any information as to Doughty's injury?  Desperately need him back.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10:34:06
How is Conroy going to get match fit sitting on the bench getting no minutes?

Brownís team selection seems to be off the cuff.
He will play Tuesday, possibly alongside Romanski resting Nelson (if he is close to fitness and Lancashire, Woolery to play as well as McCourt for Toums, maybe a start for Twine too.

Depends on how seriously PB takes the tie and if we do want to progress in it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 11:56:10
But he has been fit enough to have been on the bench for the last few games so why not bring him in for 20 minutes in each game. Surely a Brown doesnít see Lancashire over a fit Conroy.

It has been noticeable in a few games that Brown has got his starting XI wrong as we have improved after subs have been made.

For me, Conroy over Lancashire, Smith over Dunne, Anderson over  McGlashan every time, Twine/a fit Woolery over Richards.

When Doughty and Nelson are fit they must start.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 12:07:14
But he has been fit enough to have been on the bench for the last few games so why not bring him in for 20 minutes in each game. Surely a Brown doesnít see Lancashire over a fit Conroy.

It has been noticeable in a few games that Brown has got his starting XI wrong as we have improved after subs have been made.

For me, Conroy over Lancashire, Smith over Dunne, Anderson over  McGlashan every time, Twine/a fit Woolery over Richards.

When Doughty and Nelson are fit they must start.
I agree with all of that except maybe Twine over Richards, jury still out on Twine.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Batch on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 12:07:54
Its not really fair to say if subs change a game, it must have been the wrong line up. We've all seen subs make a difference then been crap when they start.

But I agree really :) Except Dunne had done OK. I'm really surprised we haven't seen anything of Smith for a while too though.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 12:10:25
Smith's an odd one, he was playing well. As much as I think people are harsh on Dunne I'd still rather have Smith in over him. We don't know what happens in training, though.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Batch on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 12:37:33
nope, we don't.

Grrr, too many midfielders..damnit.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 15:30:12
Dunn's plays well enough until he has to actually think and then he goes to ratshit, by far the worst player we have with time on the ball. I wish he had miskicked the fucking ball when it was saved.!

Lancashire has limited skill, the corner he gave away whilst trying to nod it under control as laughable.

Richards was really poor yesterday...trap, control, turn...play it into opposition,repeat

Seemed to be alot of poor decision making yesterday.



Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: PlymRed on Monday, October 8, 2018, 10:01:59
But he has been fit enough to have been on the bench for the last few games so why not bring him in for 20 minutes in each game. Surely a Brown doesnít see Lancashire over a fit Conroy.

Brown may well have wanted to do that, but at 1-0 down at Crewe and 1-1 at home to Northampton he can hardly bring on a CB can he? It'd be labelled that he has no ambition to win /happy to draw etc.

Conroy has to start on Tuesday though.

With Conroy fully fit I think we could go with a back three of Woolf Nelson Conroy, Knoyle and Taylor out wide, Dave/Doughty in Cm with Alzate in behind Woolery/Bayo.



Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Monday, October 8, 2018, 10:11:55
Brown may well have wanted to do that, but at 1-0 down at Crewe and 1-1 at home to Northampton he can hardly bring on a CB can he? It'd be labelled that he has no ambition to win /happy to draw etc.

Conroy has to start on Tuesday though.

With Conroy fully fit I think we could go with a back three of Woolf Nelson Conroy, Knoyle and Taylor out wide, Dave/Doughty in Cm with Alzate in behind Woolery/Bayo.


That side is pretty much what I would like to see. An experienced CB would be nice alongside Nelson & Conroy but I think that ship has sailed.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, October 8, 2018, 10:49:37
That side is pretty much what I would like to see. An experienced CB would be nice alongside Nelson & Conroy but I think that ship has sailed.

But Doughty is injured and looks to be out for the foreseeable, so why would you want to play him when not fit?


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Monday, October 8, 2018, 12:30:21
But Doughty is injured and looks to be out for the foreseeable, so why would you want to play him when not fit?
Because I said that is the side I would 'like' to see. Woolery isn't fully fit either & Conroy isn't match fit but they'd still be in my first choice X1 if they were available.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, October 8, 2018, 15:05:58
Because I said that is the side I would 'like' to see. Woolery isn't fully fit either & Conroy isn't match fit but they'd still be in my first choice X1 if they were available.

I'm sure Brown has an XI he'd like to see, but unfortunately in football management you have to be very lucky for that to happen.  Apart from possibly the Bury game, it's usually possible to see what he's thinking.  If we are to do anything much this season, then getting Woolery into the side and for him to become better than previously seen has to be the short term aim.


Title: Re: Swindon v Northampton official match day thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Monday, October 8, 2018, 15:28:42
I'm sure Brown has an XI he'd like to see, but unfortunately in football management you have to be very lucky for that to happen.  Apart from possibly the Bury game, it's usually possible to see what he's thinking.  If we are to do anything much this season, then getting Woolery into the side and for him to become better than previously seen has to be the short term aim.
You'd like to think he does. How close he's been to actually realizing it is another matter!