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Title: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, August 16, 2019, 12:53:17
Here we go again  :)
I'll go for a 1-0 away win in front of 5,865 (1,032 away)


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Friday, August 16, 2019, 12:54:01
Weíve already sold over 900 tickets mate  :D


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, August 16, 2019, 12:59:53
One of those games youíd think would be tough, but turns out to be a piece of piss.

0-2


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, August 16, 2019, 13:05:19
One of those games youíd think would be tough, but turns out to be a piece of piss.

0-2

That would be lovely!

I'm less confident. Think the result will be the other way about.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, August 16, 2019, 13:08:17
Weíve already sold over 900 tickets mate  :D

I know  :)


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, August 16, 2019, 13:14:51
 This will provide a pretty good pointer as to whether our good start is just a flash in the pan or if there is some substance to it.  My feeling is that the Yates situation shows up the lack of depth in the squad, so expect the wheels to come off.... typically Whaddon Road gets into the 3 game suspension.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Friday, August 16, 2019, 13:17:19
2-1 win, Doyle and Devitt to score


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Friday, August 16, 2019, 13:24:03
May alongside Lydon, Doughty to 10, Anderson on the left with Woolery up top is my guess for a starting 11.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Old_Town_Red on Friday, August 16, 2019, 13:27:57
First time going to Exeter. Anyone know of a good place to park?

I reckon a draw would be a great result but we do perform against the good teams away so Iíll say 2-1 win


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Friday, August 16, 2019, 14:00:26
There's a park and ride by junc 29 of M5


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Arriba on Friday, August 16, 2019, 14:30:42
Fancy the draw 1-1. If any of you are about in the city centre pre/post match I recommend Hubbox for food. Fantastic burger's!


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, August 16, 2019, 14:36:16
Will take a point


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Pax Romana on Friday, August 16, 2019, 14:38:14
Unfortunately (given my track record) I think we'll win 1-0


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, August 16, 2019, 14:59:07
Unfortunately (given my track record) I think we'll win 1-0

 :wtf:


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Friday, August 16, 2019, 15:08:13
First time going to Exeter. Anyone know of a good place to park?

I reckon a draw would be a great result but we do perform against the good teams away so Iíll say 2-1 win

Howell Road car park


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Old_Town_Red on Friday, August 16, 2019, 15:18:26
Howell Road car park

Brilliant thank you!


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Friday, August 16, 2019, 19:51:42
excited for this now with doyle signing. with no yates I would have been full reg and predicting a loss or draw. Our strikers love debut goals dont they?


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: thedarkprince on Friday, August 16, 2019, 21:13:12
First time going to Exeter. Anyone know of a good place to park

Thereís a park and ride at Digby (head for services from j30) where you can wait for the bus or jump on the train into the centre. Stops at St Jamesí but youíd be better off going though to Central as thereís not many pubs around the ground. The ground is 10 mins walk from city centre.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Frigby Daser on Friday, August 16, 2019, 21:18:32
Iíd take a point, as I expect them to be up there. Some ex Town boys in Lee Holmes and Nicky Ajose, plus some that have a habit of scoring against us (Jonathan Forte), and handy lower league stalwarts like Nicky Law. Come on Town - surprise me, in a good way, and come home with all three.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: thedarkprince on Friday, August 16, 2019, 21:41:14
Howell Road car park

Although get there early as it fills up pretty quickly on match days.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Friday, August 16, 2019, 21:42:23
I think Exeter fans will be confident of a win, especially with them noting that Yates is out. I think it could be a big bluff because we've been scoring across the midfield as well as upfront. No doubt Yates will be missed but I have a feeling that we'll come away with a win - thanks in part to some complacency. Come on Town, a win to take us top, and not on GD.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Anteater on Friday, August 16, 2019, 21:45:51
1-3 Town


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Super Hans on Friday, August 16, 2019, 22:02:38
Cheeky 0-2 win.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Friday, August 16, 2019, 22:09:34
0 - 0


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: suttonred on Friday, August 16, 2019, 22:20:16
I'd expect them to win by the odd goal, but could quite easily be the other way round. We're better than the last few seasons, but not yet fully formed. 1-1 it is.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Friday, August 16, 2019, 22:33:51
Always look forward to playing Exeter after living in Plymouth for 7/8 years and going to quite a few of their games. Hope the new terrace allows for a decent atmosphere!

Hope for a 2-1 win, Doyle and Anderson to score.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Friday, August 16, 2019, 22:49:31
Iíd take a point, as I expect them to be up there. Some ex Town boys in Lee Holmes and Nicky Ajose, plus some that have a habit of scoring against us (Jonathan Forte), and handy lower league stalwarts like Nicky Law. Come on Town - surprise me, in a good way, and come home with all three.
Lee Holmes is meant to be injured


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 08:02:12
Another win, either 0-1 or 1-3

I cannot make my mind up still as I was going to post this last night. After some cheese on toast and a cup of tea this morning, I still canít. However, the cheese on one piece looked like it said Doyle to score second half 25 yarder 😁


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 08:03:59
Ironically the only game local to me, but I am up in Swindon for Gazzas wedding tomorrow.

At least I can listen to the game if not watch Doyles Dazzling Debut!


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 08:14:43
You know you want to!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7w0ZyfkukUs


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 08:49:45
Work cancelled for the day, do any of you fine people know if tickets available on the day?


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Waffle on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 09:00:07
Iím going to go for a 0 - 1 to Swindon, Doyle of the bench to score a pen.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: @mwooly63 on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 09:04:13
Work cancelled for the day, do any of you fine people know if tickets available on the day?

They are indeed. £1 increase on the day


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 09:15:12
Apparently weíve sold 960 p, standing, which is virtually the capacity of their new away stand. There could be 350 more, seated, in another stand.

Iím surprised there is any POTD.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 09:20:09
They are indeed. £1 increase on the day

Brilliant news cheers


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 09:21:01
Apparently weíve sold 960 p, standing, which is virtually the capacity of their new away stand. There could be 350 more, seated, in another stand.

Iím surprised there is any POTD.

Not so brilliant, but I've told the boys were going.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 09:21:40
Updated to over 1000 tickets pre sold


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 09:36:37
Updated to over 1000 tickets pre sold

Audrey, what is the total allocation for away fans please? We're just setting off now.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 09:40:15
About 1,300


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 09:41:20
Thatís about right. Think youíll be seated, though.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 09:43:01
Like a lot of other people hoping for the win to keep us up there.  Realistically a point would be good.   Sounds like only seating tickets left, the way it's going could be a sell out for away fans -  wouldn't be the first time we've sneaked in with home fans at St James Park.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 09:56:50
Anything other than a loss would be splendid today.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10:19:45
Pre match head full of dreams in George's Meeting House.
Anyone looking to munch on a pasty, don't forget, oval shaped and top crimp only.
None of that Cornish rubbish.

Always a good day out here.
The rough sleepers juxtapose nicely with the cathedral.

Phil Brown sides have been rolled over with ease on the last couple of visits.
Hopefully we can give them more of a game today.
Certainly have enough up front to cause a few problems.
Will be interesting to see how Doyle plays.
Sounds like an all rounder from the descriptions.
LMC will need to blot out the background noise today.
A good away turnout can only benefit the team.
Today. It could be sweet.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10:51:50

Anyone looking to munch on a pasty, don't forget, oval shaped and top crimp only.
None of that Cornish rubbish.

Have to be a Devon pasty then,  can't beat  a good old Ivor  Dewdney pasty, expecially the peppered steak ones.  Keep an eye out for them 110% recommended.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10:55:01
Have to be a Devon pasty then,  can't beat  a good old Ivor  Dewdney pasty, expecially the peppered steak ones.  Keep an eye out for them 110% recommended.

Seconded


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: stfcjack on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:20:02
Traffics absolutely shite on the way down


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JanAirplaneMan on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:20:52
Traffic on m5 is crazy around cribbs causeway.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:29:28
Currently only 10 minutes longer to go via Melksham, Trowbridge, Warminster and pick up the A303. That's the way I'd go if I wasn't stuck at work.

Holiday changeover day.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:30:56
Their fans don't seem confident. It seems they've not been playing well, despite their wins.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:34:30
Currently only 10 minutes longer to go via Melksham, Trowbridge, Warminster and pick up the A303. That's the way I'd go if I wasn't stuck at work.

Holiday changeover day.

My thoughts exactly, though the A303 can be a bloody nightmare with accidents, in addition to heavy traffic.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: thedarkprince on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:39:00
Their fans don't seem confident. It seems they've not been playing well, despite their wins.

I live down here and know a lot of City fans, they all say the same. Seems to be a lot more direct/long than it ever was under Tisdale. Most will be happy with an outside crack at the play-offs.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Leggett on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 12:43:53
3-2 win.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: newmarket red on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 12:48:35
1-1 doughty for us  Holmes for them.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 12:54:38
Traffics absolutely shite on the way down

A303 was spot on.
Ordered myt tickets from Exeter ticket office at 0930 very few seated left and predicting all terrace to be snapped up on the day. Should be another fun day. Just got here where is the better pub?


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 13:06:06
Poor recent record against this lot. Would be content with a point.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Langers on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 13:38:17
First away game in a while, head to the pub next to the ground and it's full of town fans signing about fucking Tommy Robinson.

I despair.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 13:45:01
First away game in a while, head to the pub next to the ground and it's full of town fans signing about fucking Tommy Robinson.

I despair.

I guess that is the problem with a simple game such as football, while it provides a great sport for us to watch, it can attract simple minds.  The singing about the IRA, years after the Good Friday Agreement used to befuddle me at games.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 13:50:00
First away game in a while, head to the pub next to the ground and it's full of town fans signing about fucking Tommy Robinson.

I despair.

Presumably, in negative terms? :hmmm:


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 13:54:27
A point would be excellent, anything more would be a great result.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 13:57:31
Parking this game aside, looking at the up coming fixtures iím really optimistic that we could go on an impressive unbeaten run you know. Tuesday H to Northampton 1 point from last two and H to Mac today. Next Sat A to Nam hoo doo is there to be broken. Then H to Eric, then A to Leyton O, then H to Mac, then H to Volchester with a point to prove, then A to Cambridge which could be a toughie. Nothing coming up that worries me at all TBH.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 13:59:26
Doyle starts the only change in the starters.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 14:00:47
McCormick, Hunt, Baudry, Conroy, Fryers; Doughty, Lyden, Anderson, Isgrove, Woolery, Doyle.

SUBS: Henry, Reid, Broadbent, May, Iandolo, Twine, Curran.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 14:02:52
McCormick, Hunt, Baudry, Conroy, Fryers; Doughty, Lyden, Anderson, Isgrove, Woolery, Doyle.

Doyle straight in.  Good.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 14:04:21
Like for like change so effectively same as first 2 league games. Good news.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 14:06:11
Like for like change so effectively same as first 2 league games. Good news.

Correct, which is good on a number of levels, continuity, faith in a Ďsettledí team amongst them.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 14:06:23
Like for like change so effectively same as first 2 league games. Good news.

Yes indeed. I think we may nick this today.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 14:08:06
I have to say, I'm feeling better about this season than many a previous year. I don't know if it's a change of heart by Mr P or Aussie dollars.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 14:08:59
For the Grecians

Exeter also make just the one change with Aaron Martin coming in for the suspended Tom Parkes.

Elsewhere in the side, ex-STFC man Nicky Ajose starts.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 14:10:35
For the Grecians

Exeter also make just the one change with Aaron Martin coming in for the suspended Tom Parkes.

Elsewhere in the side, ex-STFC man Nicky Ajose starts.

So, will Nicky remember his favourite club and do us a favour??


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 14:12:31
ECFC a bit tardy with opening up the away end.
Had to put up with the car crash that is Football Phil giving it large then clogging up the terrace turnstile with a ticket for the seated section.
I despair.

Spotted a guy behind me wearing the third kit shirt.
It's who you know or work for I guess.
Looks good close up. I'm envious.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 14:14:49
Grecians updated

Ward, Sweeney, Woodman, A. Martin, Law, Williams, Bowman, Ajose, Moxey, Taylor, Collins.

SUBS: Maxted, L Martin, Warren, Jay, Fisher, Sparkes, Seymour.

Moxey? From Auf Wiedersehen Pet?


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 14:16:39
No Lee Holmes then, that has to be a good thing for us.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 14:52:18
Great video, no comms on iFollow?


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 14:55:56
In purple :)


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 14:57:28
no comms on iFollow?


There should be, but iFollow are useless cunts.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Leggett on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:00:42
Early penalty shout... Isgrove and their keeper on the floor.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:01:08
Stonewall penalty against Isgrove


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:01:36
Good play from Doyle to put Isgrove through. Looks like he was pushed in the box but nothing given.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:01:37
Doesn't look like he's giving it


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:02:16
Blatant push in the back, defo penalty


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:06:38
Fuck me I'm deaf from a horrible noise in my headphones..  We now have commentary


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:07:58
Scared the shit out of me too!


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:08:31
Exeter denied a penalty. Would've been soft.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: digby on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:10:17
Is it possible to buy ifollow match if the game has started ? (I'm in Thailand on holiday)


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:11:56
I thought that was in.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:12:05
Great play on the break by Swindon, Doyle and Anderson should have scored, saved on the line


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:12:38
Great break. Should've scored there Anderson.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:13:27
Playing ok so far


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:16:38
Great break. Should've scored there Anderson.

Hopefully that will not be a reoccurring comment this afternoon..


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:20:25
Doyle hits post


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:20:28
Another counter. Doyle hits the outside of the post.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:26:56
Is it possible to buy ifollow match if the game has started ? (I'm in Thailand on holiday)

I'm using a VPN and it just gives me the option for the Northampton game so I'm guessing not.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:30:13
Anderson looking our most threatening player so far.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:39:57
Exeter getting a lot of possession at the moment, but with little creativity.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:41:27
Not much happening in the last 15 minutes or so. Pretty even pegging.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:43:28
Exeter getting a lot of possession at the moment, but with little creativity.
you know what happens when you make comments likŤ that....


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:45:10
HT 0-0


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:45:16
Pretty even 1st half, but we've definitely had the better chances.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:46:04
Pretty even 1st half, but we've definitely had the better chances.

And will continue to do so. Wellens will look at that half and know where they can be exploited.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:46:49
We have been the better side first half but you can see why Exeter are unbeaten.  We need to put one of these chances away and play for the full 96 mins because they are obviously capable of nicking this based on first half viewing.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:49:28
Some half time ska:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wf0yKzpGAY


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Old_Town_Red on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:50:59
Very much enjoying my first league game of the season. Starting 11 overall looks so much better than last year. Just got to put these chances away. Liking Isgrove, Lyden and Fryers.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 15:52:23
Pretty even 1st half, but we've definitely had the better chances.
Strange how people see games differently. I thought we absolutely bossed that half. Should be ahead and Exeter look dreadful.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:04:25
Sounding quite solid from listening on the radio so far.

Massive improvement on last season down there.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:07:08
Good play and then shot from Doughty, tipped over.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:08:43
We've got to take our chances here, bossing the start of this half.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:10:22
Playing some lovely stuff


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:12:13
Jake Taylor off injured Matt Jay on.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:14:04
Ajose off Lee Martin on.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:19:49
Attendance 5,435 with 1,063 Town fans.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:20:01
Gotta make one of these attacks count .....


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:23:18
We need to make a change.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Leggett on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:23:44
Gonna be one of these games, isn't it? They're gonna tag us late on after we've had the better of it so far. ugh.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:25:23
Exeter coming at us a bit more in the last few minutes.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:26:22
I'd take 0-0 at this point if I was offered it...


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:26:46
Ffs


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Leggett on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:26:52
Fucks sake.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:27:07
Bollocks


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:27:29
We need to make a change.

The bench today is pretty weak though.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:27:33
ffs


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:28:15
Ball bags!


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:28:33
I'd take 0-0 at this point if I was offered it...
I'd definitely take it now.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:29:13
Poverty defending


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:29:52
I'd take 0-0 at this point if I was offered it...
or 1-1.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:30:11
Come on town


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:30:16
Could just see it coming (not literally as I'm not there)... getting a bit predictable now.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:34:54
I've not heard Doyle mentioned this half...


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:36:29
Doyle nearly scores.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Leggett on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:36:40
goal ruled out for handball. :/


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:36:44
Handball against him.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:37:48
Looks like one of those days. A game where we should have scored 3 by HT. Exeter made the tactical change. They scored. We just do not have the options on the bench today.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:38:18
Hit his back..  not much of an argument from Doyle though


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:38:39
Ahh fuck, I'd need to see that again! As I say...one of those days.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:39:23
Twine on for Isgrove does not excite me one bit.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:39:53
Newport beating Plymouth, we'd be top now if  we could only equalise.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:40:09
I don't get it, he literally had his back turned


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:40:54
May on for Anderson
Twine  on for Isgrove...

Doesn't really inspire. Prove me wrong lads  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Leggett on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:42:53
GET IN! Debut goal. Well deserved.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:42:57
1-1 Doyle


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:43:10
Get in


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:43:20
Yessssssss top top top


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:44:10
Get in ya cuntttts! Oosh. Deserved that today has Doyle and should help him settle in to a run of goals. Come on Town let's snatch the fucker!


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:45:01
Have that you bastards!!!


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:45:15
Nice move. Get in!


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:47:55
3mins for either side to snatch it. We deserve this as a win but we all would be happy with a point on reflection.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:48:33
3mins for either side to snatch it. We deserve this as a win but we all would be happy with a point on reflection.
Definitely...


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:49:37
1-1 quite happy with that tbh. Still unbeaten in the league.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:50:06
1-1 quite happy with that tbh. Still unbeaten in the league.

And top of it to boot!  :pint:


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:50:16
I don't get it, he literally had his back turned
Off his arse!


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:50:24
We are top the league, say we are top the league.....


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:50:55
Great result. Well done Town.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:51:50
Very good point.
Poor defending for their goal, need to stay switched on.
A real poacher's goal for Doyle.
The ref's a cunt.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:51:59
Decent result. Next Northampton under the lights


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:53:44
Good point, happy with that


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:53:58
You simply have to be happy with that. Top of the mother fucking league :clap:


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ron dodgers on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:54:19
or second


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:56:11
or second
How's that?


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:56:26
We will take this. What I really love about Wellens since he's been here is our 'bouncebackability'. We very often can turn it around when we don't take the lead. I found myself not too worried if we go a goal down. Two goals of course would be a concern but the side seems to have enough in it to always turn it back in favour. The flip side? Today kinda feels like a loss, should've been 0-3 at HT and but for a post and a dodgy disallowed goal Doyle would've had a hattrick today! Great confidence booster for him and he must be looking forward to the next match. Great signing on paper and starts as a good signing on the pitch.

Never really felt so positive about a season. It might just be our year. Bring on the Numb Boys!


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 16:56:30
Over the entire 90 mins we probably edged it.  Created all the good stuff in the first 55 mins but then we sort of played ourselves out of the game for 25 mins.  Not sure what else Doyle is supposed to do when a keep punts a ball at him from about 5 yards away?

Doyle worked hard and gets into some good positions.  A little less mobile than Yates, be interesting to see f both play together when Yates comes back.

Thought we didn't use Woolery as well as we could have today but Isgrove is a real find.  He's constantly buzzing around and is great on the ball, plus he goes direct once he has it.

Doughty was it that forgot to track the player on the edge of the box for the pass before their goal?  He does that too often for me to be part of a midfield two away from home, but then he looks so silky on the ball.

Overall think we are looking pretty tidy as a team and Exeter are a tough team to beat so you take the draw away from home.  There are little flashes with us of the sort of play that is above this league.  the trick is converting that to goals and not letting ourselves have 20-30 minute spells like we did today where we looked to have got frustrated with what was working, because it hadn't brought the goal.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 17:00:58
And iFollow decide we don't need any post match cooms!


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ron dodgers on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 17:01:43
How's that?

quite right, my apologies, stoopid sexy BBC page, doh!


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 17:01:55

Overall think we are looking pretty tidy as a team and Exeter are a tough team to beat so you take the draw away from home.  There are little flashes with us of the sort of play that is above this league.  the trick is converting that to goals and not letting ourselves have 20-30 minute spells like we did today where we looked to have got frustrated with what was working, because it hadn't brought the goal.

Totally agree with all of that Rob. I highlight this bit because you're right, we do look like a side playing like we should be a league above. It is this 20/30min spell that would keep us from staying in L1/getting promoted from L2. We are still developing as a side though and things do look pretty good. Doyle is a great addition.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 17:03:34
We will take this. What I really love about Wellens since he's been here is our 'bouncebackability'. We very often can turn it around when we don't take the lead. I found myself not too worried if we go a goal down. Two goals of course would be a concern but the side seems to have enough in it to always turn it back in favour. The flip side? Today kinda feels like a loss, should've been 0-3 at HT and but for a post and a dodgy disallowed goal Doyle would've had a hattrick today! Great confidence booster for him and he must be looking forward to the next match. Great signing on paper and starts as a good signing on the pitch.

Never really felt so positive about a season. It might just be our year. Bring on the Numb Boys!
Which is why, even though I would have been happy with 0-0, I'm even happier with 1-1... :nod:


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: sir windon on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 17:04:54
Wellens having a piss when we conceded!


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 17:07:14
Good result against a side who, again, will be in the mix for promotion this year.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 17:08:10
 A good battling point, hopefully the lateness of the equaliser will have gone down well with the travelling faithful.  If we are to do anything this season then this point is te sort of thing needed.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 17:09:52
Good result against a side who, again, will be in the mix for promotion this year.
Nah. Overall I thought they were poor.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 17:13:52
Love that. Very good point.

First game of the season on Tuesday.  Can't wait.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 17:16:14
A good battling point, hopefully the lateness of the equaliser will have gone down well with the travelling faithful.  If we are to do anything this season then this point is te sort of thing needed.
Fuckin ell, Reg is doing cartwheels!!


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 17:19:49
Fuckin ell, Reg is doing cartwheels!!

Call that man a taxi!


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 17:36:15
Well deserved point.
Have to start taking those early chances.
Played some really nice football today.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 17:42:15
Call that man a taxi!
Reg, you're a taxi!


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 17:48:04
45 points away from safety & another season in the football league


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 18:04:04
Just back, (not Swindon) disappointed!  Should have had them at least 3-0 at halftime, stonewall pen from where I sat, hit the post and one kicked off the line. They were  hardly in the game, started the second half in the same fashion but conceded a soft goal, leaving a man unmarked in the box.  Not sure why the goal was disallowed, could only have been a handball.  But the team showed battling qualities to equalise.  Our passing was poor at times but a point is a point!


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 18:07:52
Good result against a side who, again, will be in the mix for promotion this year.
They didnt look that good


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Arriba on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 18:16:08
Really fancy us to do it this year. I put my money where my mouth is and am very happy with the 20/1 I backed us at. Big point that today


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 18:28:00
Really fancy us to do it this year. I put my money where my mouth is and am very happy with the 20/1 I backed us at. Big point that today

Great odds. I fancied us at that price but thought I'd hold off and see who else we signed up top. 11/1 now.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Arriba on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 18:31:56
Great odds. I fancied us at that price but thought I'd hold off and see who else we signed up top. 11/1 now.

Think it will shorten even more in weeks to come. Wellens seems very competent to me.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 18:38:49
He does seem to know what he is doing. Everything seems to be done for a reason... almost as though he has a plan.

I was a bit frustrated today when Exeter were starting to get on top and changes were not made, but looking at the bench, that's probably a hit hard on Wellens. When Yates comes back, and assuming we will have no injuries/suspensions, somebody will need to be benched. That would give Wellens something to use should we need to change something. Plus we should have some more coming in.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 18:41:32
And kudos to Power for getting Doyle in. People are quick to criticise him for his failings, and rightly so, but it's only fair to commend him when he does get it right.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 19:07:31
A standing room only train full of rugby fans would have been a lot less bearable had we lost today.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 19:16:31
For some reason, I thought Bradford are in L1.

It's going to be awkward for them when Doyle ends up with L2's golden boot ;)


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Pax Romana on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 20:37:19
Another solid result.

Long way to go but difficult not to get excited about our chances.



Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 22:33:01
Really fancy us to do it this year. I put my money where my mouth is and am very happy with the 20/1 I backed us at. Big point that today
Did the same as you,   toyed with waiting for the odds to incease,, had £20 at 20-1 in the end,  looking good at the moment but its a marathon not a sprint !!!.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 04:44:42
I got us trebled up with WBA and Sunderland, e/w to finish top 4.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 08:35:39
For some reason, I thought Bradford are in L1.

It's going to be awkward for them when Doyle ends up with L2's golden boot ;)
Let's hope that we are not vying for a promotion spot and they recall him and do a Blackburn on us. 🙁


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 09:19:47
Did the same as you,   toyed with waiting for the odds to incease,, had £20 at 20-1 in the end,  looking good at the moment but its a marathon not a sprint !!!.

I went E/W so top 4 is good for me. Think we have a very good chance of honours judging by the start made. The fact that people think we should have won yesterday is a good sign despite the draw.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 09:56:48
What impresses me most at the moment is that we don't give up,  last season heads would have dropped and we would probably have conceded one or two more.   Great to see some fight in our team -  We've waited many seasons for this - I think the'buzz'is finally returning !!!.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: suttonred on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 10:16:48
Its a decent league start for sure and feels good. Overall this season though our record is P5 W2 D1 L2. Just to point out :)


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 10:30:56
What impresses me most at the moment is that we don't give up,  last season heads would have dropped and we would probably have conceded one or two more.   Great to see some fight in our team -  We've waited many seasons for this - I think the'buzz'is finally returning !!!.

You may be getting a bit carried away... there are some good signs atm but no more than that. Tuesday will tell us a lot.

You don't need to go back too far to find us top of Div 4 after 3 games, on GD from Exeter, having drawn 1-1 with them, with the equaliser being scored by a debutant (17/18) also beating Carlisle.   We then had what looked on paper 2 decent home games against poor looking sides... Crawley were bottom, Barnet went down and we got stuffed in both. This told us we were likely a bit short and so it proved.  However 3 of the 4 propmoted teams Cov, Luton and Accy also were in the top 7, so their start indicated something good for them.

Cobblers have made a poor start, and look ripe for the taking just the sort of thing we've struggled with of late.... getting something at Whaddon Road mind, will probably guarantee auto.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 10:33:43
Its a decent league start for sure and feels good. Overall this season though our record is P5 W2 D1 L2. Just to point out :)
Very true, but to be fair the league has to be priority and cup games are ok for run outs and youngsters,  think RW may have learned a lesson from the Yates suspension.   Anyway,  do we need to get involved in long cup runs, money would be a bonus but as said, league has to take priority,   so for  me  P3 W2 D1 L0.   !!!.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 10:35:50
You may be getting a bit carried away... there are some good signs atm but no more than that. Tuesday will tell us a lot.

You don't need to go back too far to find us top of Div 4 after 3 games, on GD from Exeter, having drawn 1-1 with them, with the equaliser being scored by a debutant (17/18) also beating Carlisle.   We then had what looked on paper 2 decent home games against poor looking sides... Crawley were bottom, Barnet went down and we got stuffed in both. This told us we were likely a bit short and so it proved.  However 3 of the 4 propmoted teams Cov, Luton and Accy also were in the top 7, so their start indicated something good for them.

Cobblers have made a poor start, and look ripe for the taking just the sort of thing we've struggled with of late.... getting something at Whaddon Road mind, will probably guarantee auto.
Not too optimistic then Reg ??,  talk about piss on my parade.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 10:37:17
Very true, but to be fair the league has to be priority and cup games are ok for run outs and youngsters,  think RW may have learned a lesson from the Yates suspension.   Anyway,  do we need to get involved in long cup runs, money would be a bonus but as said, league has to take priority,   so for  me  P3 W2 D1 L0.   !!!.

so for  me  P3 W2 D1 L0.   !!!.

Likewise. To reinforce that after 46 games where ever we finish the cup games will not matter, points make prizes nes pa.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 10:41:35
You may be getting a bit carried away... there are some good signs atm but no more than that. Tuesday will tell us a lot.

You don't need to go back too far to find us top of Div 4 after 3 games, on GD from Exeter, having drawn 1-1 with them, with the equaliser being scored by a debutant (17/18) also beating Carlisle.   We then had what looked on paper 2 decent home games against poor looking sides... Crawley were bottom, Barnet went down and we got stuffed in both. This told us we were likely a bit short and so it proved.  However 3 of the 4 propmoted teams Cov, Luton and Accy also were in the top 7, so their start indicated something good for them.

Cobblers have made a poor start, and look ripe for the taking just the sort of thing we've struggled with of late.... getting something at Whaddon Road mind, will probably guarantee auto.
I reckon people are entitled to get carried away a bit - thereís been very few times lately. That start you mentioned saw us get a footballing lesson from Exeter at the CG so I donít think many saw that as a portent of a successful season.

Bit of the opposite yesterday. We outplayed them for almost all the game - some of our stuff was a class above. Itís watching that, now replicated over our 3 league games, thatís getting people excited.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 10:47:29
Not too optimistic then Reg ??,  talk about piss on my parade.

Some good indicators... but that's all.  However that should be enjoyed..  going back to 17/18, looking at the Crawley game, you saw us top them bottom and think we know what happens here, but Accy played on the Friday night and took top spot which I regarded as a good sign... made fuck all difference we still lost 3-0.

Cobblers will come and no doubt sit in and try and spoil the game, if we can find a way round that and win, it would be a very good sign.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 10:53:57
It's great to be excited and I am as pleased as anyone with the current start to the season.  However, I assume that most of us on this forum are adults and should know from experience that you shouldn't read too much into a handful of games.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 10:54:43
Some good indicators... but that's all.  However that should be enjoyed..  going back to 17/18, looking at the Crawley game, you saw us top them bottom and think we know what happens here, but Accy played on the Friday night and took top spot which I regarded as a good sign... made fuck all difference we still lost 3-0.

Cobblers will come and no doubt sit in and try and spoil the game, if we can find a way round that and win, it would be a very good sign.
Every team is going to try and make it difficult,  that's the name of the game,  but opposed to 17/18 I think we have  a much better manager and a much stronger squad,  as you say, time will tell but I'm more confident than I have been for many seasons.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 11:04:15
Every team is going to try and make it difficult,  that's the name of the game,  but opposed to 17/18 I think we have  a much better manager and a much stronger squad,  as you say, time will tell but I'm more confident than I have been for many seasons.

The difficulty thing becomes more of a problem as a season develops if you look a strong side.... McMahon's 95/96 side had it  at the CG, loads of draws and some pretty dire games, offset by very strong away form.. It's dealing with that which sets a side apart, find a way. Tuesday is an early tester of this


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 12:51:40
Really enjoyed the game yesterday, thought we should have been 3 up in the first half. Played them off the park at times, second half started the same.

Game changed when then took Ajose off and put another midfielder on, we didn't get to terms with it. For whatever reason we went more direct and couldn't string passes together like we had for the previous 60 odd minutes. Final five minutes we started to play again and get the deserved goal.

No poor performances although Fryers does get beat a bit easy down the flanks at times.

Thought Exeter were poor for the most part, definitely compared to when we have played them the last two seasons.

Overall it was a good atmosphere, good performance and a decent point.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 13:53:23
You may be getting a bit carried away... there are some good signs atm but no more than that. Tuesday will tell us a lot.

You don't need to go back too far to find us top of Div 4 after 3 games, on GD from Exeter, having drawn 1-1 with them, with the equaliser being scored by a debutant (17/18) also beating Carlisle.   We then had what looked on paper 2 decent home games against poor looking sides... Crawley were bottom, Barnet went down and we got stuffed in both. This told us we were likely a bit short and so it proved.  However 3 of the 4 propmoted teams Cov, Luton and Accy also were in the top 7, so their start indicated something good for them.

Cobblers have made a poor start, and look ripe for the taking just the sort of thing we've struggled with of late.... getting something at Whaddon Road mind, will probably guarantee auto.

I think the two seasons are chalk and cheese.  17/18's start was oft referenced against a backdrop of turgid entertainment.  Not sure anyone was getting too excited back then.  It feels different this season, namely the games have been enjoyable as well as getting good results.

Crawley and Barnet followed, as you reference, and in both games Flitcroft made huge tactical blunders, but for large portions of those two games we played the same way we had in the first three.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Cookie on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 14:08:19
Another entertaining game yesterday, long may it continue. I don't know whether I'm now accustomed to Div 4 footy but it's pretty good innit. Lyden is a player, a real joy to watch him break up play and spray it around with relative ease and a world apart from the dross of the past few seasons in that position. What worries me is we're only ever a couple of injuries away from being shite again.

Regarding formation, I think we're better with Doughty in the attacking midfielder role, he's wasted further back but would mean dropping Anderson who's been decent so far so not sure, good to have options I suppose. I'm still worried Fryer isn't good enough, his defending is suspect.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Old_Town_Red on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 14:14:46
I wouldnít be surprised to see Anderson on the bench and doughty further forward when rose is back fully fit


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: suttonred on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 14:31:14
Never change a winning team unless forced to..


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 15:05:45
I think the two seasons are chalk and cheese.  

No 2 seasons are the same but results can be compared to give some context... in this case a start of 2 wins and a draw, was good enough to be top in Div 4, but rapidly unravelled on the back of a couple of terrible home games, and we never quite recovered.  I'd say a minimum of 4 points from the next 2 would indicate this season might have a bit more substance. Can we do it  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: river monster on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 15:37:08
Fair play power for pushing the Doyle deal through. Wonder when we'll score in the first half (in the league). Early goal could do wonders for our counter attacking play


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 15:45:33
Fair play power for pushing the Doyle deal through. Wonder when we'll score in the first half (in the league). Early goal could do wonders for our counter attacking play

It would. Bring the opposition out of any containment tactics especially at SN1 and leave them open to outer developing attacking prowess.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 16:04:19
I wouldnít be surprised to see Anderson on the bench and doughty further forward when rose is back fully fit
hope not. Doughty has been a revelation playing deeper with Lyden. As our most intelligent player it also allows him to get forward into some great spaces


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 17:54:16
some people just need to step back and enjoy whats CURRENTLY happening. to stop looking for patterns of why our good start could stop and just enjoy the good start. almost every other team in our league would swap our position for theirs. As an example- you can't say that no two seasons are the same then keep looking back at previous seasons for similarities.

Some decent teams in this division go on really long unbeaten runs. im always jealous of those and i want us to get into this habit of not losing. half our issue with atmosphere at the cg is the scars of the fans from years gone by. never getting too excited in case of failure. concede a goal and think here we go again. i believe wellens is changing the mindset. negativity breeds negativity. fucking enjoy it. we are top of the league!


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 18:26:56
some people just need to step back and enjoy whats CURRENTLY happening. to stop looking for patterns of why our good start could stop and just enjoy the good start. almost every other team in our league would swap our position for theirs. As an example- you can't say that no two seasons are the same then keep looking back at previous seasons for similarities.

Some decent teams in this division go on really long unbeaten runs. im always jealous of those and i want us to get into this habit of not losing. half our issue with atmosphere at the cg is the scars of the fans from years gone by. never getting too excited in case of failure. concede a goal and think here we go again. i believe wellens is changing the mindset. negativity breeds negativity. fucking enjoy it. we are top of the league!
Yep, let's not overthink it and just enjoy how things are going :nod:


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Anteater on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 18:42:16
Really enjoyed the game yesterday, thought we should have been 3 up in the first half. Played them off the park at times, second half started the same.

Game changed when then took Ajose off and put another midfielder on, we didn't get to terms with it. For whatever reason we went more direct and couldn't string passes together like we had for the previous 60 odd minutes. Final five minutes we started to play again and get the deserved goal.

No poor performances although Fryers does get beat a bit easy down the flanks at times.

Thought Exeter were poor for the most part, definitely compared to when we have played them the last two seasons.

Overall it was a good atmosphere, good performance and a decent point.

When I read this I thought Iíd written it !!!! Totally as I saw it 👍

Whilst clearly everything should be taken in context there is no reason to dampen the enthusiasm that has been created by Wellens and the team. We may well be top of the league at Christmas and end up 16th at the end of the season but that is no reason to not enjoy the moment. If it encourages the momentum for noise and numbers of support and in turn performance absolutely carry on enjoying it !


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 18:45:22
We've had nothing but shite over the last few years, only to be told not to get excited when it looks as though something good might be happening.

Fuck that.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: suttonred on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 19:26:40
A fucking men to that.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 19:53:54
You can all be as positive as you like but itís a waste of time.

History tells us we canít get promoted out of this league without an experienced RB...... FACT


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 20:07:51
some people just need to step back and enjoy whats CURRENTLY happening. to stop looking for patterns of why our good start could stop and just enjoy the good start. almost every other team in our league would swap our position for theirs. As an example- you can't say that no two seasons are the same then keep looking back at previous seasons for similarities.

Some decent teams in this division go on really long unbeaten runs. im always jealous of those and i want us to get into this habit of not losing. half our issue with atmosphere at the cg is the scars of the fans from years gone by. never getting too excited in case of failure. concede a goal and think here we go again. i believe wellens is changing the mindset. negativity breeds negativity. fucking enjoy it. we are top of the league!

Of course, we should be enjoying  a decent start for what it is.... a decent start which may indicate something better.

It's axiomatic that all seasons are different, but there are always similarities, for example it was debated how unusual it is to win the first 2, more so the first 3... only done twice in my time, that in an even league like Div 4 it is difficult is shown by no team this season has done it.

If you look back at Div 4 seasons over the years of the 21st century you'll find 18 seasons where the team winning the league won between 23 and 29 games, somewhere in there is the benchmark for us to aim at... last season Lincoln did it with 23, half the games won.

The exception to the general rule was Sturrock's Plymuff who won 31.

Winning 1 in 2 seems easy enough, but obviously isn't.

PS I don't think there is any correlation between fan's reaction and results.... it's all down to the players, gaffers, wankers in black


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 20:29:12
I wouldnít be surprised to see Anderson on the bench and doughty further forward when rose is back fully fit
I think Anderson will be on the bench when Yates returns.  They could be a deadly duo, Woolery to provide the pace from just behind them.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 20:59:42
Listened to the Exeter manager on BBC Radio Devon this morning, he claimed that they should have finished us off when they were on top!  15 mins in the second half was all I could recall them being better than us.  He did admit that they didn't deserve to win.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 21:19:58
Of course, we should be enjoying  a decent start for what it is.... a decent start which may indicate something better.

It's axiomatic that all seasons are different, but there are always similarities, for example it was debated how unusual it is to win the first 2, more so the first 3... only done twice in my time, that in an even league like Div 4 it is difficult is shown by no team this season has done it.

If you look back at Div 4 seasons over the years of the 21st century you'll find 18 seasons where the team winning the league won between 23 and 29 games, somewhere in there is the benchmark for us to aim at... last season Lincoln did it with 23, half the games won.

The exception to the general rule was Sturrock's Plymuff who won 31.

Winning 1 in 2 seems easy enough, but obviously isn't.

PS I don't think there is any correlation between fan's reaction and results.... it's all down to the players, gaffers, wankers in black

You only look at swindon for indicators. there are full leagues of other teams. previous history really does mean nothing to how this season will turn out regardless of how many indicators positive or negative. without checking I'm sure Lincoln for example had a good start. literally any indicator can be used to twist any discussion from one side to the other. must stop repeating this actually as it's been said too many times before, just gets tiring after every result butand it's your indicators then make you enjoy football so crack on with it


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 21:54:45
You only look at swindon for indicators. there are full leagues of other teams. previous history really does mean nothing to how this season will turn out regardless of how many indicators positive or negative. without checking I'm sure Lincoln for example had a good start. literally any indicator can be used to twist any discussion from one side to the other. must stop repeating this actually as it's been said too many times before, just gets tiring after every result butand it's your indicators then make you enjoy football so crack on with it

Indeed Lincoln had a similar start to us... seeing the bigger picture has always been of interest to me... soirt of fills the gaps between games and provides much fun. I know it's not for everyone...


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Monday, August 19, 2019, 00:03:24
Indeed Lincoln had a similar start to us... seeing the bigger picture has always been of interest to me... soirt of fills the gaps between games and provides much fun. I know it's not for everyone...

FWIW I dont mind your historical references in general it's just when they are used to promote negative predictions. I always look at the positive side even when it's hard to find- I have to believe corners can be turned, but you verge on the negative balance too much for my liking. maybe it's the lack of successful seasons over the last 5 of whenever we were last good, that has highlighted this. you might be totally different in a promotion season. I hope to find out! end of the day we are all town fans and I shouldn't keep calling you out


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, August 19, 2019, 09:21:35
maybe it's the lack of successful seasons over the last 5 of whenever we were last good, that has highlighted this. you might be totally different in a promotion season. I hope to find out! end of the day we are all town fans and I shouldn't keep calling you out

He's always like this.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: willwalder on Monday, August 19, 2019, 13:02:17
New Talk of the Town episode here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07kym63


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, August 19, 2019, 13:05:06
Just watching the highlights...

a) I really like our shirts
b) its a funny looking ground.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, August 19, 2019, 13:16:27

b) its a funny looking ground.

It is, it has like 3/4 of a stand on one side, you can see the houses behind.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Monday, August 19, 2019, 13:22:40
It is, it has like 3/4 of a stand on one side, you can see the houses behind.

Because of a railway track apparently


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Monday, August 19, 2019, 13:25:55
Just watching the highlights...

a) I really like our shirts
b) its a funny looking ground.
The ground and the fact they've just rebuilt 2 stands probably highlight the limits of their ambition. The location is ridiculously constrained and the Grandstand and away end are probably built to their maximum size so will never be anything more than a league 1/2 ground, if they had loftier ambitions I'm sure they'd have looked at a move.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, August 19, 2019, 13:27:34
It is, it has like 3/4 of a stand on one side, you can see the houses behind.

Reminds me a little of The Manor with the collection of little stands, behind the left hand goal seemed to be two identical stands?


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, August 19, 2019, 13:38:28
Biggest all standing terrace in the land!


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, August 19, 2019, 15:01:03
It is, it has like 3/4 of a stand on one side, you can see the houses behind.
Not only can you see the houses,  the last time I went there all the bedroom windows were full of students enjoying the game FOC.   Not sure if this has changed with the redevelopment of the ground.


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: stfcjack on Monday, August 19, 2019, 16:43:07
Good video this, similar to our un-cut version at the CG last week.

https://youtu.be/4hVE6j_liy4


Title: Re: Exeter v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Costanza on Monday, August 19, 2019, 16:58:15
Handball was much clearer too.