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Title: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: donkey on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 10:44:03
So here we go in the Doyle Cup.

Yesterday was a great result, if we back it up on Saturday and keep our loanees, give us the trophy.
 Yeah, I'm bullish, what of it?

COYR!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 10:44:50
 :facepalm:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 10:53:39
Win. 1-0


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 10:55:32
I don't think this is going to be a classic.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 11:07:22
yeah, tough one. would definitely take a point


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 11:10:19
 Interestingly Exeter and Crewe were due to meet on Sat, but Crewe are still in the cup, so we'll stay top whatever.

 Less interestingly Exeter have a game v Ipswich in the Boycott on Sat

A Bradford win would put them right up our arses however, so in the circumstances a draw would be OK


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 11:13:52
:facepalm:

We'll pretend we didn't see it  :toocool:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: pauld on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 11:15:06
This is, as donkey says, all about Doyle. We need Bradford to stay in touch with the promotion places so they feel they're OK without Doyle; if they beat us, they might feel "Aha if we take Doyle back, that will knacker them so giving us a better shout". So has to be a draw really, then hope Bradford continue to do well throughout January, or until they sell Doyle to us, then their form can go out the window.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 11:15:39
0-0, 8250 with 980 away fans.

Don't think we'll see too many changes from yesterday, and it's officially Grant's last game, for now. Would expect Doughty for Rose and Woolery for the Doyle, with Yates through the middle.

Benda

Caddis
Grant
Fryers
Hunt

Lyden
Doughty

Woolery
DJ
Isgrove

Yates

Avoid defeat, move on. This will be a general theme for big games this month.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 11:17:01
Swindon 0-0 Bradford in front of 7,795 with 511 Bradies there.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 11:19:57
it would be lovely to announce Doyle on the pitch pre-match scarf included and then get the win. thank you


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 11:51:21
it would be lovely to announce Doyle on the pitch pre-match scarf included and then get the win. thank you

With Doyle celebrating the goals like a nutter in the Town End?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 12:06:15
Don't particularly want anyone to do the double over us, so staying unbeaten in the next 5 games is good challenge.
We weren't at our best in any of the first games against this months opponents so an opportunity to put that right.

Thought that going through a season without being beaten twice by the same opponent would be quite difficult, but we've managed to do it in 5 of our promotion seasons 68-69, 85-86, 86-87, 95-96, 06-07 (if my bleary eyed checking is correct).


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 12:16:42
I have to admit I'm looking forward to the Crewe game rather than this one. 1-1, which I'll take with our patched up squad.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 12:35:26
Wierd comment on the Bradford forum matchday thread vs Swindon, I think its somebody assuming things.

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And Power won't not pay more to keep Doyle at Swindon and guarantee promotion, rather strange don't you think ?.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 12:47:42
Don't particularly want anyone to do the double over us, so staying unbeaten in the next 5 games is good challenge.
We weren't at our best in any of the first games against this months opponents so an opportunity to put that right.

Thought that going through a season without being beaten twice by the same opponent would be quite difficult, but we've managed to do it in 5 of our promotion seasons 68-69, 85-86, 86-87, 95-96, 06-07 (if my bleary eyed checking is correct).

Good worK WB. I know we didn't do it in 62/63 as Posh did the double on us in 3 days in April, Easter period. We even had time to stick 6 on ColU in between.  A classic example of how it becomes difficult to win games at the end of the season.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Tails on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 12:49:47
Worrying thing from Plymouth is that DJ was completely knackered after about an hour and Woolery also looked knackered about 10 minutes after coming on. On form alone I'd put them both in, but then what do we have on the bench?

Any idea on when Anderson / Baudry are back? Has Grant gone back to Shrewsbury? What day is it today? Assuming everyone from yesterday is (un)available I'd go

Benda
Caddis Fryers Grant (although I still dont like him at CB) Hunt
Doughty Lyden
Isgrove DJ Woolery
Yates


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 13:10:10
Worrying thing from Plymouth is that DJ was completely knackered after about an hour and Woolery also looked knackered about 10 minutes after coming on. On form alone I'd put them both in, but then what do we have on the bench?

Any idea on when Anderson / Baudry are back? Has Grant gone back to Shrewsbury? What day is it today? Assuming everyone from yesterday is (un)available I'd go

Benda
Caddis Fryers Grant (although I still dont like him at CB) Hunt
Doughty Lyden
Isgrove DJ Woolery
Yates


Rose and Lyden for me and doughty for woolery


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 13:11:24
Good worK WB. I know we didn't do it in 62/63 as Posh did the double on us in 3 days in April, Easter period. We even had time to stick 6 on ColU in between.  A classic example of how it becomes difficult to win games at the end of the season.

I think in 85/86 we reversed all our defeats bar Port Vale, it would be good to repeat that in January


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: pauld on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 13:46:59
I think in 85/86 we reversed all our defeats bar Port Vale, it would be good to repeat that in January
As long as we don't also reverse the wins!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 14:28:14
Wierd comment on the Bradford forum matchday thread vs Swindon, I think its somebody assuming things.


Is that the poster by the name of Fordy?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 14:40:21
Is that the poster by the name of Fordy?
No mate, Bronco.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 14:53:46
No mate, Bronco.

Ah ok. That one is usually quite measured.

I find it quite interesting that because their Adver equivalent Journo says "...about a POTENTIAL recall..." they are calling it as Doyle WILL definitely be recalled. Failing to see that in the tweet, both the words 'potential' and 'discussions' are very operative words which (putting neutral cap on) seems to me that if he was to be recalled, there would be zero discussions (either end). He'd already be back at Bradford and tbf, we would've seen Doyle waving and saying his goodbyes etc. yesterday. More likely to find him in a bar celebrating with Town fans :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 18:20:34
Is that the poster by the name of Fordy?
The Reg of Bradford.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Boeta on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 18:28:10
Rose and Lyden for me and doughty for woolery
Agree. Love Doughty but don’t like him in a midfield 2. He offers little off the ball and leaves us too open. Let him play ahead of a stronger two, just as he did for most of the winning run.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 18:29:52
And Power won't not pay more to keep Doyle at Swindon and guarantee promotion, rather strange don't you think ?.


Well this reads like they've gone on the Facebook group to get a Swindon take and distributed elsewhere.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 18:33:54
Well this reads like they've gone on the Facebook group to get a Swindon take and distributed elsewhere.
I does sound like that to me too. Based on nothing at all except for Swindon fans disbelief that we will actually pay anything for Doyle. Something a handful of Town fans truly believe.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Frigby Daser on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 18:45:59
Agree. Love Doughty but don’t like him in a midfield 2. He offers little off the ball and leaves us too open. Let him play ahead of a stronger two, just as he did for most of the winning run.

I watched Doughty carefully v Cambridge off the ball with just this in mind. It’s not laziness, and I think as fans we’re doing him a disservice suggesting he is. He’s got a role, which is to create. To do this he needs space - and so he does close down less than Grant or Lyden, because he’s constantly looking for the gaps, drifting in unnoticed to space and making sure he is open to receive the ball. There’s a reason we keep the ball well - because there is usually an “out” - usually Doughty or Paul Caddis. I completely agree that he’s better in a three - because in a three you can afford to have one man not closing down in the same way, but I think this is by design, not because he’s swanning about waiting for others to do the hard graft!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 18:49:15
Agree. Love Doughty but don’t like him in a midfield 2. He offers little off the ball and leaves us too open. Let him play ahead of a stronger two, just as he did for most of the winning run.
I agree, in a midfield 3 he can sit in there and run the game, he is not great at tracking back which is something a midfielder needs to do when there are only 2 in the middle.

He can't get enough freedom to put the balls into dangerous positions, but sit 2 more hard working midfielders around him and he will flourish. Grant and Lyden are those 2, or even alongside Rose and Grant.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 19:30:28
Just booked for a UK visit. Getting in 3 games.

Walsall (A), and Cheltenham and Salford both (H)

Can’t wait!


Title: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 19:47:33
oooh, good stuff Audrey 🍺🍺 🍺


Title: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 19:49:32
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Agree. Love Doughty but don’t like him in a midfield 2. He offers little off the ball and leaves us too open. Let him play ahead of a stronger two, just as he did for most of the winning run.
well put, he's a ball lover not a fighter


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 19:50:22
I’ll be in The Merlin adorned with my Greece baseball cap.

A free beer for every ‘Is that you, Audrey, you cunt’


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: mexico red on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 19:51:05
Anyone going from the south coast? In Brighton but the train is a joke


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 19:53:04
Doughty is classy on the ball, just doesn't have the mental skills for the defending bit.  He's not afraid of a tackle, although he's pretty poor at it, but he gets walked past at times as he just not switched onto the defensive side of the role in the same way Grant would be.  He does worry me when we play him as part of a two - maybe it's OK when we dominate - but he's a class above when he has the freedom not worry about who just walked behind him.  His passing can look inaccurate at times, but it's because he tries killer balls more often than anyone else in the team.  When they work, they completely unlock a defence.  I don't think anyone will be able to drill the defensive side into him, at least not until his close to mid thirties.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 20:00:07
I’ll be in The Merlin adorned with my Greece baseball cap.

A free beer for every ‘Is that you, Audrey, you cunt’

I know what you look like  :)  :pint: :pint: :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Mother Brown on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 21:17:28
I’ll be in The Merlin adorned with my Greece baseball cap.

A free beer for every ‘Is that you, Audrey, you cunt’
Youre the one that I want.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 2, 2020, 21:27:44
I know what you look like  :)  :pint: :pint: :pint:
You have the advantage, then! Mind you, I’m full on Greek now - all (white) bearded up.

Be best not to use the ‘c’ word too much in front of Mrs Audrey. She hates that word. Twat is OK. Or Fuckwit or some such will do.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 3, 2020, 10:46:31
Posted by someone on their forum that they have sent 600 tickets back. Is the initial allocation 900? Disappointing.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Costanza on Friday, January 3, 2020, 10:58:07
Posted by someone on their forum that they have sent 600 tickets back. Is the initial allocation 900? Disappointing.

You sound like a Plymouth fan.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 3, 2020, 10:59:44
You sound like a Plymouth fan.

Nah, I have a light Wiltshire accent.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 3, 2020, 11:07:35
Quote from: 4D
Posted by someone on their forum that they have sent 600 tickets back. Is the initial allocation 900? Disappointing.

it would be given their home attendance, though a longish trip to top of the league straight after the expense of Christmas ... maybe not that surprising


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: pauld on Friday, January 3, 2020, 11:12:38
it would be given their home attendance, though a longish trip to top of the league straight after the expense of Christmas ... maybe not that surprising
Yeah, I suspect the economics of the time of year have much more to do with this than enthusiasm or otherwise


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, January 3, 2020, 11:18:10
From the Bradford forum.

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Swindon without doyle are not a top 3 side. We breezed past them at home.

Didn’t rate Swindon in the home game at all. Very slow in possession and our defence kept them at bay in the main. No doubt a very good side to be where they are in the league but few players missing and no Doyle for obvious reasons.

I don’t see us getting anything given recent performances, for me our luck runs out 3pm Saturday
3 nowt to Swindle

Who's going to score the 3 goals for Swindon it wont be Doyle.

Give us something to shout about. Our away atmospheres can be dire at the best of times but those two games couldn't get any worse. You end up questioning your own sanity. Not as bad to take when you are a division or two above, you expect to be on the back foot and scrapping for points, but creating nothing against teams barely above non league standard really takes the piss.

So many fans at Carlisle were saying that’s it for away days until we start to see some entertainment

I think a draw is in the cards. 1-1 with us scoring first in the first half but being outplayed for 90 minutes and Swindon equalising around 80 minutes.

We took over 1500 all the way to Carlisle the day after Christmas and were rewarded with the most frustrating pile of shite I’ve had the misfortune of witnessing

The last 6 or 7 games, regardless of being unbeaten, have been excruciatingly painful to watch. Absolutely dreadful stuff and cost a fortune in the process

We could’ve played more entertaining football, won 5 and lost 3 and being 2 points better off. Unbeaten runs that are loaded with draws just paper over the cracks A walloping on Saturday I reckon. 3 nil Swindon

Feel for every one that goes. Bet you can't wait to watch #blandbowyer and his 11 men Park the bus, not cross the halfway line. And never ever ever have a shot at goal.
 
You know it is going to be the 5-3-2 bus service for this one.

If we go there with the full intention of winning the game and it ends a draw then fair enough but the aim shouldn’t be to stifle the game.
This is a fantastic opportunity to close the gap to 3 points to Swindon and also open up an 8 point gap to 8th place, let’s not waste it

Go gung ho and throw caution to the wind and they might carve us open and beat us, and the gap becomes 9 points?

This sounds like the perfect time to play swindon with the players they have unavailable. Ismail had a cracking game in the reverse fixture, their LB shit himself anytime Zeli got the ball. We've missed his flair and unpredictability in recent weeks I think so I hope to see him start with Connolly on the other side against what appears to be a makeshift swindon defence.

Come away with anything from Swindon and its a bonus. Exactly the sort of game where you can set up to frustrate.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 3, 2020, 11:24:43
it would be given their home attendance, though a longish trip to top of the league straight after the expense of Christmas ... maybe not that surprising
The home attendance thing is misleading though. If they were charging £350+ rather than £150 for season tickets would they any longer get 5 figure crowds? I doubt it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 3, 2020, 11:24:49
They are certainly playing us at the right time. A lot to ask us to put another big performance in so soon and with injuries.

And of course we will miss doyle.

But it's Bradford. Decent but beatable even considering the above .


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Tails on Friday, January 3, 2020, 11:27:02
If we can beat Plymouth with a patched up side we can beat Bradford. Will probably be difficult as it does look like they will shut up shop, but a lot of teams have done the same here and we've cracked them.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, January 3, 2020, 11:27:25
Yeah, I suspect the economics of the time of year have much more to do with this than enthusiasm or otherwise
Nah, they just don't want to travel all that way to be humiliated by the mighty reds.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 3, 2020, 11:28:10
Quote from: theakston2k
The home attendance thing is misleading though. If they were charging £350+ rather than £150 for season tickets would they any longer get 5 figure crowds? I doubt it.

it is, but they'd surely at least get attendances similar to us.

Would we take just 300 to Bradford? Not trying to sound Billy big bollocks. Maybe in a mediocre season...

Hope they bring more, it's better.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, January 3, 2020, 11:35:14
Seemingly Bradford are not playing very well at the moment but they are still grinding out the points so they must be doing something right. I think they are over estimating our reliance on Doyle, yes of course you can't ignore his goals but I think we create enough chances that we can not be completely reliant on him

It's likely to be attritional I reckon. I don't think Bradford will come for 3 points somehow!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Costanza on Friday, January 3, 2020, 11:35:18
The level of disrespect* from Plymouth and Bradford fans over the last week regarding Swindon's season has been amusing to read. Given the scenarios, I would have rather experienced our season so far with our, alleged, one-man-team than be 6-9 points worse off at this point.

I hope Wellens feeds this sort of stuff to his squad.

*Might not be the term I'm looking for.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, January 3, 2020, 11:38:31
The level of disrespect* from Plymouth and Bradford fans over the last week regarding Swindon's season has been amusing to read. Given the scenarios, I would have rather experienced our season so far with our, alleged, one-man-team than be 6-9 points worse off at this point.

I hope Wellens feeds this sort of stuff to his squad.

*Might not be the term I'm looking for.
I would say more their own "over estimation of their own teams ability" than disrespect.

I like it, I like teams thinking we are not top on merit and that we are a bang average side and vastly over achieving.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: pauld on Friday, January 3, 2020, 11:40:08
The level of disrespect* from Plymouth and Bradford fans over the last week regarding Swindon's season has been amusing to read. Given the scenarios, I would have rather experienced our season so far with our, alleged, one-man-team than be 6-9 points worse off at this point.

I hope Wellens feeds this sort of stuff to his squad.

*Might not be the term I'm looking for.
Jealousy, pure and simple


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 3, 2020, 11:40:50
it is, but they'd surely at least get attendances similar to us.

Would we take just 300 to Bradford? Not trying to sound Billy big bollocks. Maybe in a mediocre season...

Hope they bring more, it's better.
In a top of the table clash of course we’d bring more but they’ve never been big travellers outside of the Yorkshire footprint. Factoring in the Premier League seasons and cheap season tickets I’d say the majority are just home fans.

As for Saturday, Yates will be the focal point of the attack replacing Doyle and then it’ll be a case of Doughty or Woolery replacing Yates in his role.
Even with the absences we have still got a very good midfield and forward players with creativity and the key is with Fryers and Grant playing at the back we’ve got ball playing centre backs that will allow us to play our normal game building from the back. Key thing for us is not picking up injuries during the game as the bench will be pretty weak.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Tails on Friday, January 3, 2020, 11:42:33
A lot of posters on here were slating Lincoln last season. It's normal to have a pop at the team top of the league. Our fans have been monumental shithouses on social media as well so I'm not surprised there is ill feeling.

Re. attendances, we can't have a go at anyone really. We're top of the league and I doubt we'll break 8K in the next 2 games which are both huge.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Benzel on Friday, January 3, 2020, 11:43:45
We may have a few injuries but we're in better shape than we were for the away game. Fuck Bradford fans and their shit opinions.

2-0.

Sent from my CLT-L09


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 3, 2020, 11:44:51
The level of disrespect* from Plymouth and Bradford fans over the last week regarding Swindon's season has been amusing to read. Given the scenarios, I would have rather experienced our season so far with our, alleged, one-man-team than be 6-9 points worse off at this point.

I hope Wellens feeds this sort of stuff to his squad.

*Might not be the term I'm looking for.
If Yates hadn’t missed a sitter near the end of the reverse fixture their ‘easy’ win would have been a draw. We were top before Doyle signed scoring 5 in 2 games, many seem to forget that...


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, January 3, 2020, 11:51:03
A lot of posters on here were slating Lincoln last season. It's normal to have a pop at the team top of the league. Our fans have been monumental shithouses on social media as well so I'm not surprised there is ill feeling.

Re. attendances, we can't have a go at anyone really. We're top of the league and I doubt we'll break 8K in the next 2 games which are both huge.
A lot of posters were slagging Lincoln last season,  and rightly so, there performances were shit, just a bunch of bull y boys, at least we are playing entertaining football and yes the crowds could be bigger but at least I feel that this season we are getting value for money. Attendances will improve as long as we keep winning.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Costanza on Friday, January 3, 2020, 11:55:46
A lot of posters on here were slating Lincoln last season. It's normal to have a pop at the team top of the league. Our fans have been monumental shithouses on social media as well so I'm not surprised there is ill feeling.

Re. attendances, we can't have a go at anyone really. We're top of the league and I doubt we'll break 8K in the next 2 games which are both huge.

Oh I am completely aware that all fanbases are essentially the same. It's just a rare case where we can use it as fuel.

'Bigger club' dick-swinging (which includes attendances) is one of my absolute dislikes within the culture of football.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, January 3, 2020, 11:55:50
Re. attendances, we can't have a go at anyone really. We're top of the league and I doubt we'll break 8K in the next 2 games which are both huge.
In the PdC season we only broke 8k on 4 occassions before we hit March, 1 was the first game of the season and one was a home game vs Oxford, otherwise it was only 8.3k for Wimbledon on Jan 2nd and Crawley home on Feb 14th. It was only the last 6 home games that we consistantly broke the 8k figure.

This season we have broke 8k twice, the home game vs Plymouth with 9.5k and the 8.2k on Boxing Day for Cambridge.

Even in the L1 play off season we were only had 6k for the 2nd to last home game and 8.6k for the last home game of the season and that year we finished 4th in L1.

I think our attendances are about where they have been for years.

A lot of posters were slagging Lincoln last season,  and rightly so, there performances were shit, just a bunch of bull y boys, at least we are playing entertaining football and yes the crowds could be bigger but at least I feel that this season we are getting value for money. Attendances will improve as long as we keep winning.
Absolutely.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Friday, January 3, 2020, 12:11:39
Should have over 8k this weekend too.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, January 3, 2020, 12:31:49
Should have over 8k this weekend too.

I couldn't get my usual seat! Plenty of time to go so 7.8k to 8k looks possible.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Friday, January 3, 2020, 12:49:34
Oh I am completely aware that all fanbases are essentially the same. It's just a rare case where we can use it as fuel.

'Bigger club' dick-swinging (which includes attendances) is one of my absolute dislikes within the culture of football.

That what years living in Bristol will give you. City fans have been that way for years. The longer they fail to progress to the premiership the more fun i have. 



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ferret on Friday, January 3, 2020, 13:02:27
Oh I am completely aware that all fanbases are essentially the same. It's just a rare case where we can use it as fuel.

'Bigger club' dick-swinging (which includes attendances) is one of my absolute dislikes within the culture of football.

Yep, Leeds are probably the worst.

Given that it's the third biggest city in the UK (bigger than Liverpool, Manchester etc), only contains one club, and has numerous remote supporters on the back of historic success, the only wonders should be how they've been out of the top flight for so long and how they generally fail to fill their ground.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: donkey on Friday, January 3, 2020, 13:04:56
A lot of posters were slagging Lincoln last season,  and rightly so, there performances were shit, just a bunch of bull y boys, at least we are playing entertaining football and yes the crowds could be bigger but at least I feel that this season we are getting value for money. Attendances will improve as long as we keep winning.

Quite right.  The way Lincoln went about things was very hard to respect.

On the other hand we are playing lovely stuff.  :-)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: donkey on Friday, January 3, 2020, 13:06:00
Yep, Leeds are probably the worst.

Given that it's the third biggest city in the UK (bigger than Liverpool, Manchester etc), only contains one club, and has numerous remote supporters on the back of historic success, the only wonders should be how they've been out of the top flight for so long and how they generally fail to fill their ground.



New club though aren't they? ;-)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ferret on Friday, January 3, 2020, 13:13:38
New club though aren't they? ;-)

Ha, only when it suits them!

Of course, if / when shitty (1982) Ltd eventually stumble past Lansdown's billions and over the line into the Prem, the national media will conveniently overlook all of this, and try to give the impression that they're just the country bumpkins who have achieved some kind of miracle.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: mexico red on Friday, January 3, 2020, 13:39:39
Ok change my story. Anyone traveling from London?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Briggany on Friday, January 3, 2020, 15:49:15
My mate is coming tomorrow, and we always seem to lose when he attends/pays to watch iFollow.

So expecting a 0-1/0-2 loss and then we will thump Crew 5-0.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: MaTaNzA on Friday, January 3, 2020, 16:00:47
2nd game of the season tomorrow and bringing a mate along to watch! Really looking forward to the game.

Prediction - head says 1-1 but heart says 2-1



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: pauld on Friday, January 3, 2020, 16:02:51
My mate is coming tomorrow, and we always seem to lose when he attends/pays to watch iFollow.

So expecting a 0-1/0-2 loss and then we will thump Crew 5-0.
Can you not lock him in a cupboard somewhere until 5pm?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Ginginho on Friday, January 3, 2020, 16:13:58
My mate is coming tomorrow, and we always seem to lose when he attends/pays to watch iFollow.

So expecting a 0-1/0-2 loss and then we will thump Crew 5-0.

Can’t make tomorrow, but my last four games were 4-0, 3-1, 3-0 and 4-0 wins.

Apologies in advance.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, January 3, 2020, 16:14:12
Can you not lock him in a cupboard somewhere until 5pm?
Hes only letting him come because he has him locked up for the rest of the week, Briggany Fritzel.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, January 3, 2020, 16:20:51
Think this is the last game for Grant under the terms of his present loan agreement.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 3, 2020, 16:26:49
Can’t make tomorrow, but my last four games were 4-0, 3-1, 3-0 and 4-0 wins.

Apologies in advance.

My bro in law is coming along for the first time in years. We can blame him  :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: pauld on Friday, January 3, 2020, 16:32:53
My bro in law is coming along for the first time in years. We can blame him  :)
I'd lock the 3 of you up. Rosemary, we're going to need a bigger cupboard!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Quagmire on Friday, January 3, 2020, 16:47:42
Darren Drysdale is ref tomorrow - he is one of the worst I’ve seen.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, January 3, 2020, 16:50:01
Darren Drysdale is ref tomorrow - he is one of the worst I’ve seen.
Not related to the awful Jason is he?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 3, 2020, 16:51:34
Darren Drysdale is ref tomorrow - he is one of the worst I’ve seen.
We do get some decisions off him though. I remember him sending off Wade Elliot for city when we beat them.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, January 3, 2020, 16:54:05
Darren Drysdale is ref tomorrow - he is one of the worst I’ve seen.

He's not that horror whose name escapes me though, the one who seems to send a Town player off for us every game?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, January 3, 2020, 17:11:42
Darren Drysdale is ref tomorrow - he is one of the worst I’ve seen.

Not sure where you've got that idea from, because Darren has been at it 15 years and we usually do OK withn him in charge.

His sending off of the foul Elliot after about 3 mins v Shitheads at the CG.. enough to put him in the ref pantheon as far as most Town fans are concerned.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Friday, January 3, 2020, 17:24:35
Not sure where you've got that idea from, because Darren has been at it 15 years and we usually do OK withn him in charge.

His sending off of the foul Elliot after about 3 mins v Shitheads at the CG.. enough to put him in the ref pantheon as far as most Town fans are concerned.

Rose petals on the pitch as far as im concerned.

The ref at Plymouth gave them everything.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Private Fraser on Friday, January 3, 2020, 17:31:59
He has his ‘moments’ but had a ‘clean sheet’ for our game with Morecambe this season:

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/darren-drysdale/profil/schiedsrichter/613a


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Friday, January 3, 2020, 17:34:54
There aren’t really too many refereeing performances that stick in the memory to be honest. I do recall a certain Rob Styles dishing out four reds against Rovers many years ago - during that 3/4 season spell where we had some great battles with them towards the end of the 2000’s.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: pauld on Friday, January 3, 2020, 17:54:12
Who was the bellend who sent Migz off for doing keepy-ups at the edge of the pitch while waiting for a player to receive treatment on the pitch?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, January 3, 2020, 17:58:38
Who was the bellend who sent Migz off for doing keepy-ups at the edge of the pitch while waiting for a player to receive treatment on the pitch?

Paul Danson.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, January 3, 2020, 18:13:50
Paul Danson.


Which led to the famous Danson In The Dark sobriquet.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, January 3, 2020, 18:23:57


Which led to the famous Danson In The Dark sobriquet.
John I'm only Danson.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Friday, January 3, 2020, 18:28:48
We are wearing the third kit tomorrow and a limited number (300) will be on sale in store - capped at one per adult.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: @mwooly63 on Friday, January 3, 2020, 18:44:05
We are wearing the third kit tomorrow and a limited number (300) will be on sale in store - capped at one per adult.

Where you see/hear that ?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, January 3, 2020, 18:45:22
Where you see/hear that ?
The Official STFC Twitter page.

Stephen Darby will be at the game too.

https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1213152240875294721?s=20


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Friday, January 3, 2020, 18:45:27
Where you see/hear that ?
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2020/january/darby-rimmer-third-shirts-to-go-on-sale/


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: @mwooly63 on Friday, January 3, 2020, 18:47:53
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2020/january/darby-rimmer-third-shirts-to-go-on-sale/

Cheers Chang.
Best be there early then  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Friday, January 3, 2020, 18:52:08
Cheers Chang.
Best be there early then  :hmmm:
I’d say so mate, doubt there will be many left come 1pm but the fact all 300 are adult sizes and capped at one per person may help.

I’ve not brought a replica shirt since the excellent Adidas efforts of 09/10, the season Darby played for us funnily enough but I will be trying to get hold of one of these, an incredibly worthy cause.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: suttonred on Friday, January 3, 2020, 21:45:07
Well done to everyone involved in this.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 08:27:53
There aren’t really too many refereeing performances that stick in the memory to be honest. I do recall a certain Rob Styles dishing out four reds against Rovers many years ago - during that 3/4 season spell where we had some great battles with them towards the end of the 2000’s.

I seem to remember Dean Whitestone being a massive cunt, too..


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 09:23:49
Big queues outside the shop already apparently


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 09:56:46
Whatever the result today, it's fantastic to be feeling excited about games again.

3-0 would be very nice - scored by Isgrove, Doughty and Lyden...all our own players  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Ginginho on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 10:02:11
Big queues outside the shop already apparently
they’ll sell immediately. I popped down about 8.45 and the queue was down by the old office cabins by the CGH


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 10:33:41
I’d say so mate, doubt there will be many left come 1pm but the fact all 300 are adult sizes and capped at one per person may help.

I’ve not brought a replica shirt since the excellent Adidas efforts of 09/10, the season Darby played for us funnily enough but I will be trying to get hold of one of these, an incredibly worthy cause.

 Chang's first non-shithousery post?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 11:21:01
Chang's first non-shithousery post?
I was thinking the same thing.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 11:24:08
I love the word shithousery...I'd never heard it before this season  :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 11:36:52
I love the word shithousery...I'd never heard it before this season  :)

Quote
Shithousery is a fairly nebulous term, taking in as it does pretty much all the dark arts employed on a football pitch – everything from diving to headbutting via haranguing the referee and time-wasting. Generally, in its most simple guise, shithousery is an attempt to gain an advantage by unfair means and therefore it has existed around football for a long time.

But from where does the phrase originate? Well, it has been around for a long time. Tony Crowley’s Liverpool English Dictionary traces the term back to scouse slang used in the 1960s. The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang has an entry for “shithouse”, with definitions “an extremely unpleasant individual” and “a coward”.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 13:08:49
I like me football bet on a Saturday, so I’ve done home wins for all teams playing in L2 today.

Couldn’t be arsed to think about it too much.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 13:43:15
Hopefully our patched up side can produce another Plymouth-esque performance. 1-1 seems the most likely scoreline. DR Stand looks busy today so hopefully an 8k crowd.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 14:14:22
Hopefully our patched up side can produce another Plymouth-esque performance. 1-1 seems the most likely scoreline. DR Stand looks busy today so hopefully an 8k crowd.
We could well be very patched up, if any of the loans have gone back to add to Doyles absence it could be a very makeshift side.

Grants loan officially ended on the 2nd Jan, May has gone back to Pompey, Doyle won't be playing and add to that the injuries, this could be a "make do and mend" game.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 14:19:25
We could well be very patched up, if any of the loans have gone back to add to Doyles absence it could be a very makeshift side.

Grants loan officially ended on the 2nd Jan, May has gone back to Pompey, Doyle won't be playing and add to that the injuries, this could be a "make do and mend" game.

Could be but Wellens is proving to be coy about injuries and tactics, as he should be. Be prepared to be surprised again today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: normy on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 14:24:50
I would be happy with a point to keep us going, until the team settles down again.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: @mwooly63 on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 14:26:35
Pretty sure Grant's loan ends on the 5th


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 14:26:46
We could well be very patched up, if any of the loans have gone back to add to Doyles absence it could be a very makeshift side.

Grants loan officially ended on the 2nd Jan, May has gone back to Pompey, Doyle won't be playing and add to that the injuries, this could be a "make do and mend" game.

Grant is available today. Goes back 5th.

https://twitter.com/official_stfc/status/1168584370581659648?s=21


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 14:40:43
Thats a bonus then, I really hope we can sign him, best midfielder we have had in years IMO.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 14:51:35
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ENcRlq_XYAIpgzb?format=jpg&name=medium)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 14:51:58
Woolery in for Doyle, otherwise unchanged.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 14:52:56
Adam May on the bench, surprised we even bothered.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 14:53:41
May on the bench too I see.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 14:53:51
Adam May on the bench, surprised we even bothered.
Beat me!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: sir windon on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 14:58:19
Anyone recall previous occasions where we’ve not worn red shirts at home? I’m struggling to.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 14:59:57
Anyone recall previous occasions where we’ve not worn red shirts at home? I’m struggling to.
Yeah we had that black and green number against Franchise under Fitton and being the dicks they are they played in red!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 15:10:09
Mauve and pink takes on amber and claret*. It’s going to look like a Barbie set.

*Yes, I know Bradford will probably wear their change kit.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 15:12:16
Mauve and pink takes on amber and claret*. It’s going to look like a Barbie set.

*Yes, I know Bradford will probably wear their change kit.
I wouldn't bank on it I think they will wear the home kit, its going to be like an explosion at a paint factory.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 15:15:56
I wouldn't bank on it I think they will wear the home kit, its going to be like an explosion at a paint factory.

The crowd will be marooned.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 15:17:31
The crowd will be marooned.
Whereas we are just used to being red in the face.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 15:21:49
Bradford packing midfield and going with 5 in midfield and just 1 up front today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 15:23:27
Bradford packing midfield and going with 5 in midfield and just 1 up front today.

Could be worse, could have been Doyle.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 15:33:13
Bugger, its Mr Happy Hockaday on comms :(


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 15:34:13
Hockaday on co-comms  :wotjump: :wotjump:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 15:34:27
Forgot they have Taaaaaaaaylor!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 15:50:01
My Iptv stream is the bradford comms.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 15:51:18
My Iptv stream is the bradford comms.
Probably better than Happy Harry Hockaday.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 15:52:02
Decent turnout for todays game looks more than the Cambridge attendance to me.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 15:53:12
Mauve and pink takes on amber and claret*. It’s going to look like a Barbie set.

*Yes, I know Bradford will probably wear their change kit.
At least Bradford aren't wearing their home kit!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 15:56:11
Woolery brought down 20 yards out near the touchline.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 15:59:17
DJ is so unpredictable, you don't know if you are going to get a moment of absolute magic or he falls flat on his face, hes very entertaining!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 15:59:37
Yates brought down 40 yards out.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:00:02
Isgrove felled on the edge of the box near the touchline. FK to Town.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:01:00
Short FK from Rose to DJ and his cross is close to Woolerys head 6 yards out but its cleared.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:01:35
Poor delivery from Caddis from a free kick too close to the keeper.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:03:19
Woolery beats 2 players and tries a long shot but it goes softly wide, nice move by Town.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:04:57
Pen to Town.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:05:18
Yates great interception and sets up Isgrove who crosses and it hits the defenders hand.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: StefPol on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:05:23
1-0


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:05:27
Pen for handball, get in!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:05:28
Yates to take it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Pete on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:05:37
No Doyle but worse, Hockaday on the commentary. Needed that pen.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:05:59
1-0 Get in! Yates.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:06:35
Smashed it in!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:06:39
Keeper chose the right way but the penalty is perfect in the top corner.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:07:13
Yates has been brilliant so far. Who needs Yates!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:07:44
Terrible foul on DJ there, Reeves is a lucky man to be on the pitch.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:08:49
Nice header by Woolery to Yates but Woolery takes a tumble looking for a free kick on the edge of the box.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:10:00
Hunt fouled 40 yards out.

They are really struggling to cope with our 4 attacking players.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:10:25
Bradford have been poor so far.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:11:56
busy here today


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:12:20
Hunt down with a head injury.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:12:43
Bradford have been poor so far.
They have, we have looked pretty good on the break though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nijholts Nuts on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:13:58
Just tuned into BBC Wilts just in time to Hockaday having a whinge despite being 1-0 up.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:16:17
Grant is careless and gives the ball away while bringing it forwards, their striker is wasteful with just the keeper to beat he hits it wide.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:21:09
Lovely cross from Caddis onto DJs head but he cant connect well enough and its easily saved by the keeper.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:22:03
Grant fucks up again bringing the ball out, they know hes not comfortable at CB and they are closing him down quickly.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:23:26
They have a pretty dodgy kicking keeper, we need to take advantage of his indecisions.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:26:24
DJ breaks thro the middle and hes about to take a shot and it just gets between his feet, he should have passed it TBH.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:27:49
Grant elbowed by Vaughan, hes lucky to not be booked.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:29:06
Bradfords defence and keeper are struggling actually playing football on the ground, they all look scared when DJ, Isgrove, Yates and Woolery get the ball near them.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:30:41
Woolery has been excellent in the air so far.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:31:26
Corner to Braddies.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:31:56
They hit the post and its cleared.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:32:12
Poor defending from the corner by Town.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:33:09
fryers down


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:34:00
Fryers goes to ground under no pressure.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:35:02
he's gone down the tunnel


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:35:30
Curran getting stripped off.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: mexico red on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:35:53
Ffs


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:36:13
Broadbent on for Fryers.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:36:28
Come on Broadbent lad, we know there's a good player in there.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:36:42
Curran getting stripped off.
Hoping this lad is good.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:37:14
Rose booked for a loose tackle.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:37:38
Hoping this lad is good.
He stripped off and then got wrapped up again.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:38:00
Broadbent on for Fryers.
But let's hope he's better!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:39:03
Broadbent beats Vaughan with his first header.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:40:06
DJ dribbles in the box but he cant get a pass or shot in, great feet.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:40:44
Yates and Woolery linking up well just outside the box.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:40:56
4 mins added.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:42:16
Isgroves cross wins Town a corner. Nice move.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:42:39
Yates is the best player on the pitch today for me.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:45:02
HT 1-0

Decent enough, Bradford offer very little except for set peices.

Yates has been brilliant.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:46:06
Not a classic, but that's to be expected the way Bradford play. You can see why Doyle struggles to get goals in that team.

Some half time ska:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eClAL1LCRk


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:46:39
Bit scrappy. not made the best of our attacking chances. just holding on too long.

Bradford no great shakes either mind. Happy enough.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:49:18
Getting dragged down towards their ‘style’ of play. Fucking ugly to watch.

Get 3 points here with, yet again, losing a player injured would be massive. Tbh, I’d accept a point now.

After the Lord Mayor’s Show for DJ.

Yates is brilliant.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:51:12
Very scrappy.  Pitch looks quite cut up for a change which is making it tough for players to pass and control.  In those circumstances getting the goal is very important as even with total control a mistake is likely.  Think we've decided against slick passing as a result.  They are very one dimensional but a threat at set pieces.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:52:24
I'm nervous!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:54:33
With them it's all about set pieces we need to avoid giving them away.

For us we just need to make better decisions in the final third as we've had plenty of chances to cut them open but taken too many touches. We are always a danger on the counter attack so being in front is big for us.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:57:08
Their keeper is nervous as fuck. Reeves will get a red.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 16:58:43
44% possession.  That's so far off normal it seems deliberate.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:00:34
Some comments from Bradford fans.

Quote
Forget football, it would be an infringement of human rights to bring Doyle out of a side that plays like that, into a side that plays like us.

This is EXACTLY the level of performance weve been turning out for a while. The difference is, we're against a decent side

I think we’ll lose by a few here. Not because of formation but simply because Swindon are a good football team who will expose us for the lack of quality we’ve seen this season

Swindon showing us how to perform and what's needed at this end of the table
 
You can't play football and succeed in this league.

.. and just what are Swindon doing?

Forget systems. Swindon are playing with 1 up top. It's about intent, instructions and coaching.

Swindon have taken the wrong option half a dozen times near our box. Need to take advantage of that.

Take away the penalty and this has been an even half.
We're having plenty of the ball now.

we're looking as good as Swindon

Its bollocks. Weve been second best in every department
 
Not much between the sides coming to the end of the half, they've gone off the boil. Their early pressure has gone.
 
Were far from out of this game.
 
They have burned themselves out with all that 'we dont need Doyle enthusiasm

Doyle will never score for us because our tactics are $hite. Why does he score for Swindon? Look at how they're playing. We never play like that!
This is an appalling game! very scrappy and lots of tired legs from both sides.

If i was a Bradford fan i'd be thinking that Swindon are there for the taking. Ravaged with injuries and players carrying knocks. Be an interesting second half.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:02:18
Great chasing down by Woolery.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:05:28
We are really shit from set peices.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:05:56
Isgrove wins Town a corner.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:06:48
Low corner from Caddis to Rose who finds Lyden but he cant connect in the box.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Mother Brown on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:07:14
We never score from corners


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:07:31
Woolery wins a corner but he should have got a shot in.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:08:13
Another shit corner.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:09:45
Yates lovely thro ball to DJ who falls over in the box looking for a penalty when he should have stayed on his feet.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:13:15
1-0 ain't enough


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:14:13
Lyden tackle shoots from 40 yards but the keeper holds on to it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:15:06
Ex Town player Reeves goes off and is subbed. Bringing on a striker.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:16:15
DJ so close to setting up Yates with a chip.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:17:09
Broadbent with a good interception sets up DJ but he loses it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:18:10
Woolery makes a run down th eleft but twists and turns in the box and loses it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:19:26
Rose kicks the ball off the Bradford player but the ref misses it totally and gives it to them.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:21:39
Clearance by Lyden in the box after a deep free kick.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:22:32
Great pass by Lyden down the line to Isgrove but his cross is poor.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:23:15
Rose down holding his achilles.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:24:55
Broadbent makes his first mistake letting Vaughan beat him in the air.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:25:32
Vaughan again lands an elbow in Grant.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: StefPol on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:25:39
Swindon comfortable at the moment but need a second goal to kill the game off.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:27:42
Town nowhere near their best today, lots of missplaced passes all over the pitch, Bradford look quite poor tho.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:28:49
Shot by Bradford a yard high with just Benda to beat from 15 yards.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nick Bamosomi on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:29:39
A lot of our players sound out of sorts/knackered.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:29:57
Hunt booked for timewasting.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:30:28
There's another gear there somewhere.  Need to find it.  Def off the boil this half.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:31:20
For a team of big lads they're fucking lightweight when it comes to falling over.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:31:58
A lot of our players sound out of sorts/knackered.

I think Hockaday is wrong, we don't look tired or leggy but a few players are not at their best today. Grant has been very poor by his standards but is out of position.

We are just not able to string many good passing moves together because Bradford are stiffling us, the pitch is not at its best though. I doubt DJ will be on for long.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:32:31
Doughty on for DJ


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nick Bamosomi on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:33:12
I think Hockaday is wrong, we don't look tired or leggy but a few players are not at their best today. Grant has been very poor by his standards but is out of position.

We are just not able to string many good passing moves together because Bradford are stiffling us, the pitch is not at its best though. I doubt DJ will be on for long.

I should have known better than listen to his opinion, I guess!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Mother Brown on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:33:40
Was that a full moon ?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:34:05
we have our own 10 year old raider.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:34:07
Bradford are going to lump it into our box at every chance now.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:34:15
Quote from: Mother Brown
Was that a full moon ?

I think so


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:36:17
Grant wins a foul, very canny.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:36:28
Doughty on for DJ

Need a cool head in the middle.  Good sub.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:36:39
Doughty wins an attacking header!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:37:16
Need a cool head in the middle.  Good sub.
Definately, Game is made for a touch of Doughty class now.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:37:45
Nice deep cross onto Woolerys head but he cant find a Town shirt in the 6 yard box.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:38:27
Bradford player breaks in our box but Caddis puts him off and his cross is wayward high and wide.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:39:03
Great tackle by Caddis on Vaughan as hes through.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:39:26
Benda really fucks up the clearance though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:39:47
Terrible dive by Bradford player in the box, he should have been booked.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:39:58
I'm scared! 😢


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:40:18
How long left ?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:41:46
How long left ?
5 mins normal time.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:41:56
How long left ?
7 min plus stoppages


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:42:52
May on for Isgrove.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:43:05
7 min plus stoppages
You are 2 mins slow ;)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:43:32
You are 2 mins slow ;)
At least! 😎


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:44:09
Att: 8,407 with 404 from Bradland.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:44:28
Free kick 2 yards outside of out box and central.


Title: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:44:48
bollocks. good free kick

not even sure it was a free kick


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: StefPol on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:44:54
1-1. Great goal unfortunately


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:45:03
1-1


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:45:08
FFS!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:45:12
FFS the Adam May effect!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:45:16
Great free kick Benda nowhere near it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:45:16
Sheet.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:45:33
Not deserved.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:45:40
Fyck. We knew it was going to come from a set piece. Great free kick mind  :crash:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:45:46
Been waiting for that. Bollocks.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: mexico red on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:45:54
In the last 30 minutes Bradford have equalized and a girl I’m seeing dumped me


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:46:52
Can we please tin down the other end (without leaving ourselves exposed) and slot home a winner?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:47:05
6 mins added.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:47:42
We have offered very little attacking this half, but Bradford have offered even less.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Waffle on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:48:08
A game of set pieces I guess


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:48:26
red for lyden


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Pete on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:48:32
Hockaday sounds delighted


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:48:41
They might just snatch this. Would be a tad harsh.

Mex - I here Thunberg is single  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:48:47
Bloody late goal again


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:48:57
Lyden sent off.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:49:05
Great! 😟


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:49:33
Probably a fair red.

But if that's a red then so was the one by one of their's in the 1st half.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:49:46
What a fucking shit game for us.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:49:59
Probably a fair red.

But if that's a red then so was the one by one of their's in the 1st half.
Definately.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: StfcRusty on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:50:09
That goal was Bradford's first shot on target  ::)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:50:11
Yellow for both managers.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:50:35


But if that's a red then so was the one by one of their's in the 1st half.

Indeed


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:51:28
May is fucking shite.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:51:57
Woolery booked for a foul now.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:53:18
ft


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:53:48
FT 1-1 that game will not live long in the memory.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:54:01
Announce Doyle and we can call it a decent day.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:54:11
I fucking hate Adam May! Every time he's on the pitch we go to shit! Fucking useless!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:55:03
I'm happy we didn't lose but disappointed we didn't win.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:55:16
One of the poorest games we have played in a while.

Walking wounded and suspensions are not a great outcome even if we did get a point.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:55:49
Not a great game; probably a fair result.

You can see why Bradford fans aren't happy, could you imagine watching that every week? We weren't great either but that's largely down to Bradford setting out to spoil the game.


Title: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:56:01
on the plus side, broadbent played well and 4 points from two tough games


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:57:19
Fair result. Bradford are as dull as fuck and have nothing upfront, but they plod away. We weren't at our best at all today. March on.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:57:36
You can see why Bradford fans aren't happy, could you imagine watching that every week? We weren't great either but that's largely down to Bradford setting out to spoil the game.
Yes they are pretty dire, it was like watching a Flitcroft team.

on the plus side, broadbent played well and 4 points from two tough games
Broadbent played pretty well really, only lost one header against Vaughan all game.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:58:35
Awful game of football between two teams that looked utterly shattered on a pitch that, for the first time in a long time, looked dreadful.  Point was fair enough.  Wrap them in cotton wool for the next week, take the point, add it to the total and keep working towards automatic promotion.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:58:39
3 points clear at the top.
6 points clear form 4th.
10 points clear from 8th.

Most teams in the fray have 1-2 games in hand over us.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:59:02
so annoying. we've lost points today because our player of the season is playing CB when we had a CB on the bench. Broadbent was very good today when he came on- should have started.

grant is missed too much in midfield- I didnt see Plymouth but radio commentary suggested he struggled and was a massive weak link today. Bradford's ONLY chances in 1st half came from grant errors and their free kick at the end was his fault as well. now with Zeki injured as well I really do hope we try Curran (why is he in the squad if he cant get a game when we have all these injuries)  or hope zakuani is fit again


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 17:59:41
Oh and I think we can all see now why Doyle can't score in that team, we create so many chances in comparison.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: hobnob on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:00:07
Have a rest now and try and get a few of the lads over their knocks, oh and get Doyle sorted! It’s been a slog!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:00:16
Good news that Broadbean played well. Get Grant back in midfield. Do we concede a lot of late goals or does it just feel like we do?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:02:45
Was good to see Broadbent slot in well. We all know there is player in there. Let's hope this is a confidence builder and he is on his way back to the player we had originally. Will be incredibly pleased. Good squad player and we know there is more from him. Good old boy.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: sir windon on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:03:22
Significant that we avoided defeat today. Half decent home attendance. Hugely exciting prospect against Crewe next week. However disappointing a late equaliser may be, we’re edging towards promotion.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:03:40
so annoying. we've lost points today because our player of the season is playing CB when we had a CB on the bench. Broadbent was very good today when he came on- should have started.

grant is missed too much in midfield- I didnt see Plymouth but radio commentary suggested he struggled and was a massive weak link today. Bradford's ONLY chances in 1st half came from grant errors and their free kick at the end was his fault as well. now with Zeki injured as well I really do hope we try Curran (why is he in the squad if he cant get a game when we have all these injuries)  or hope zakuani is fit again

Broadbent wasn't 100% fit either, so you can't risk starting two unfit centre halves.  Grant has played pretty well in the previous two, it was the obvious choice to start with the two we did.  Especially as a fit Broadbent looked shot to pieces earlier in the season and is also a left footed defender.  Today's result and performance had nothing to do with the centre half pairing - Doughty ran into the back of their player to concede the free kick, but the game was doomed from the start because both sets of players were broken and so was the pitch.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Mother Brown on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:11:34
3 points clear at the top.
6 points clear form 4th.
10 points clear from 8th.

Most teams in the fray have 1-2 games in hand over us.
Play offs it is then.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:12:05
Typical league 2 lumps, Bradford. Hope they're still here next season.

Considering where they are in the league that was a shitty league 2 away following  :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:13:00
This Christmas period has killed us, we need bodies in next week as excluding Doyle we are down to 10 available outfield players for the Crewe match.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: @mwooly63 on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:17:06
That was shite.
Fucking DJ and Woolery would be pretty good if either learned to lay the ball off now and again.
Thank fuck that holiday period is over, some of our lot looked dead on their feet.
Unlucky with another injury too.
3 match ban for Lyden too  :crash:

At least have a week off now to rest.
Had Yates down as a scorer and 1 all but both those bets wont cheer me up after that game.
Meh, at least got a purple top


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:20:54
Hockaday - I don't want to disrespect anyone but...


Then he goes on to do so. He's such a negative cunt.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:23:17
Would have snapped your hand off for 4 points out of Plymouth/Bradford.

A week to get 1 or 2 in. Be glad to get out of Crewe unscathed. Down to the bare bones now.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Frigby Daser on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:25:26
Assume we’ve got centre back(s) lined up if Zakuani has been released - unless we wanted him and he doesn’t fancy it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:31:38
Zakuani and Sidy released

Sidy signing for Waterford


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:32:43
No way was Bradford’s following 404 - it looked way more than that. Away fans part of the Arkells is 900. Looked fairly full to me.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:33:18
It sounded like 204  :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:33:31
Zakuani and Sidy released

Sidy signing for Waterford
Zakuani just doesn't suit the way we play, need a centre back that is good with the ball as it's key to our style.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:34:48
No way was Bradford’s following 404 - it looked way more than that. Away fans part of the Arkells is 900. Looked fairly full to me.
The 900 includes the section on the other side of the stairs and the bottom block. Both of which were empty so 400 is about right.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:36:07
Zakuani and Sidy released

Sidy signing for Waterford

He’s freeing up money for the likes of Doyle, Yates, Grant and a few A N Others.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: @mwooly63 on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:37:14
The 900 includes the section on the other side of the stairs and the bottom block. Both of which were empty so 400 is about right.

Thought that = 1200
The 10% we have to provide once banks been taken off overall capacity
 :hmmm:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Frigby Daser on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:38:03
I’ve a feeling we're going to be a lot more active in this window than we imagined. I don’t quite see Wellens point that we need goalscoring midfielders. Not sure you can discount goals from 10 (as he did) - as our 10 plays in a midfield 3!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:38:09
The 900 includes the section on the other side of the stairs and the bottom block. Both of which were empty so 400 is about right.
If that’s right it was, indeed, a very poor following. Maybe the realisation they’d have to pay more than a shilling to get in put some off.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:41:41
3 points clear at the top.
6 points clear form 4th.
10 points clear from 8th.

Most teams in the fray have 1-2 games in hand over us.

Which they have to win as we know. So all in all not bad is it? Look back at the comments and predictions from July, August, September and October. Christ if we knew back before we kicked off against Scunny we’d be where we are after one of the most important parts of the season we’d all be pissed up celebrating after wanking ourselves stupid, metaphorically speaking. Except Mexico Red he’d be on a flight to woo Greta.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:42:21
Thought that = 1200
The 10% we have to provide once banks been taken off overall capacity
 :hmmm:
look at the Plymouth game when they sold out the bank they still only had 2,200. Of the 900 they only sold 300 in advance so I still think 400 is about right with pay on the day of 100 or so.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:43:27
Broadbent wasn't 100% fit either, so you can't risk starting two unfit centre halves.  Grant has played pretty well in the previous two, it was the obvious choice to start with the two we did.  Especially as a fit Broadbent looked shot to pieces earlier in the season and is also a left footed defender.  Today's result and performance had nothing to do with the centre half pairing - Doughty ran into the back of their player to concede the free kick, but the game was doomed from the start because both sets of players were broken and so was the pitch.

disagree. today's performance had everything to with the cb pairing. Grant doesnt influence games at cb and his awareness and passing today was terrible. No grant in midfield means no Doughty. Those two can dominate and create. Nothing came from cm midfield today- it was all on DJ and Woolery who wasted every opportunity to play someone through or take a shot.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:44:24
Painful to watch that. Our players were out on their feet and now we're really down to the bare bones, especially at the back. Yates somehow found the energy to run around for 90 minutes and was enough of a nuisance to their defence to deservedly win MOTM. The rest of the attacking players were poor and gave the ball straight back to Bradford.

1-1 was the expected result and I'm happy with a point under the circumstances. I just hope Wellens can bring in a centre back or two this week, and of course keep Doyle here.

Is it me, or are the pitch invaders getting younger and younger these days?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:52:37
 A useful point.... keeps a gap to Bradford, we could do with a repeat next Saturday, but given the turmoil with potential loan recalls, injuries and suspensions, would be hugely impressive.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:52:44
A fair result and a sign of things to come - we’re going to have to get used to limited League 2 outfits coming to the CG and setting up shop.

A match pretty much devoid of any creativity from either side - I can’t recall Bradford’s keeper making a save and the only chances they had were presented on a plate by us.

They’ve very much gone down the route we took with Flitters in 17/18 - pack the side with physicality and rely on nicking matches by the odd goal. Utterly dreadful to watch in the main, but effective in securing a top 7 place. I’d wager Bowyer won’t be in charge there for long if he sticks to that approach and I don’t think we should have any concerns about Doyle repeating his recent exploits when he inevitably returns - he’d be starved of service!




Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:58:09
Reg - we are playing Crewe Alexandra next Saturday.... they got dicked at Salford in their last away match. We aren’t facing a trip to Anfield  :doh:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 18:58:52
A useful point.... keeps a gap to Bradford, we could do with a repeat next Saturday, but given the turmoil with potential loan recalls, injuries and suspensions, would be hugely impressive.
I agree.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: normy on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 19:03:25
It was most lost disappointing  for me that Woolery and DJ wasted so many opportunities to either shoot, or lay it off, by taking on too many opponents when close to goal.  I think they're better than that.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 19:07:09
It was most lost disappointing  for me that Woolery and DJ wasted so many opportunities to either shoot, or lay it off, by taking on too many opponents when close to goal.  I think they're better than that.

Are you sure? They’re both playing in the 2nd or 4th division. Oh sure they have moments of ‘wow’ and moments of ‘nicely played’ in the main they are where they are because, well, they are where they are.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 19:11:17
No way was Bradford’s following 404 - it looked way more than that. Away fans part of the Arkells is 900. Looked fairly full to me.

Perhaps they like a pie or ten  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 19:11:48
no doubt they can do it
no doubt they were the height of frustration today


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 19:33:32
Zakuani and Sidy released

Sidy signing for Waterford
Zakuani released disappoints me, especially with the defensive problems we have got. Sidy was average at best.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 19:34:25
Zakuani released disappoints me, especially with the defensive problems we have got. Sidy was average at best.
Injured and can’t use his feet. There must be better available!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nijholts Nuts on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 19:53:03
I hope we sort him out with any medical attention he needs to put himself back in the window again.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Mother Brown on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 19:59:41
Injured and can’t use his feet. There must be better available!
Douglas Bader  could be an option


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 20:11:52
I hope we sort him out with any medical attention he needs to put himself back in the window again.

Surely players would be insured?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 20:12:31
Pretty standard end of Christmas fixture period game - fairly poor game from two tired sides. Less concerned by the result than the damage to the squad list, we're losing one or two players per game at the moment. The next week or so could be important in terms of recruitment and obviously retentions


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 20:14:10
As usual, some views from Bradford fans on todays game.

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I didn’t think we were any worse than Swindon. Apart from the opening 10/15 minutes I thought Swindon were poor. They offered nothing and neither did we.

I thought we edged the second half and deserved the equaliser as Swindon didn’t do enough to deserve the win.

Now lets get Doyle recalled and push on
 
Like it or not Swindon created nothing from open play, if Power doesn't come up with the money (if we are happy to let Doyle go) he must be mad, twice I've seen Swindon and they were not a patch on the Crewe side the other month, we take Doyle back that lot will implode.

Now lets recall Doyle and push on. Swindon wont go up without him

The onus was always on Swindon being the home team, far from a great advertisement for football but hey I'm with you points on the door are far better than performances.

it's a bit strange that Bowyer didn't fancy Cadiss (after being one of our better player during his time at City), could it have been his wage demands at the time that he's had to lower to get a regular game.

An excellent result for us, although gutting to not win it at the end.

Recall Doyle and our chances of promotion shoot up and Swindons fall significantly, we have to use that to our advantage.
Been supporting the club for nearly 20 years and we are on course for our highest finish, winning the league is absolutely within reach

For how we get own fans moaning on about what great footie teams the likes of Swindon are apart from the penalty they had one more shots on target than us and actually created little Our defence is superb.

Very good result, but we were poor no doubt about it. Swindon the same in all fairness, we defended well and they created nothing other than at the start of the game. They're nothing without doyle.

Swindon are known for starting their home matches with all guns firing. It's a good idea, if you're confident enough, to let them and then pick them off when they inevitably run out of idea.

f the Swindon lot are on later, I'd be interested in whether they saw that as an unusually poor performance. That's generally as well as we ever play.

Well just witnessed a great second half footballing lesson to Swindon we got a point but it should have been three Swindon were outclassed after an even first half having said that we should have had at least a goal in the first half, but the second half was totally dominated by city, slightly disappointed with just a point but Swindon will go away from this game thinking City should be top of the pile and not us.

Seriously Swindon were average at best today

without Doyle they were as toothless as my dead grandad. Not that we were any more of a goal threat but a good point nether the less.

good defending is just as much good football as is good attacking Swindon didn’t look a threat just like the previous 8 teams we have played because of some very good defending

If they can't beat us at home then that is worrying
Take Doyle back and watch them plummet

I'm amazed at the arrogance of some Swindon fans (mostly the twitter ones) when they have a squad built on sand. Loan merchants through and through. And they can say "well we were suffering from injuries today and had our star striker out", but we've had Donaldson and Devitt out since Oct/Sep and their star striker is ours, and their other one is Rotherhams. Respect to the pleasant Swindon fans however, as I know we have some toxic supporters too.

The worrying thing for Swindon is that Doyle has been knocking in chances twice as often as you’d expect......that form cannot last a full season.

Swindon fall over a lot and waste time, they looked poor without Doyle, just need to bring him back and sit him on the bench and that will be it for Swindon.

I thought you'd be better than Swindon. Losing Doyle clearly has a big effect.

I've posted above if Lee Power cant find the money to buy Doyle (that's if we're selling) then you could implode you offered very little going forward, most are well happy with the point, you don't gain on us, we've played you twice and taken 4 points from you, each time without Doyle surely that rings some bells.

its a better point for us and despite what Swindon fans think, they should be worried about just how much influence Doyle has on their season, i expect its more than they think and how much it will affect them if he goes.

Lee Power wasn't even there today and neither was Paul Jewell. If as forecast this morning Rovrum recallYeates Swindon are screwed. We had 60% possesion second half, they were no threat. We've taken 4 points off a very average team who aside from us have still some big games coming.

Radio Leeds reckon we should have won today.

Almost every one to a man suggests we are nothing without Doyle and will plummet without him.

7 first teamers injured or unavailable pre game, and playing with a midfielder in defence.

They obviously have no idea that we have currently our 2 first choice centre backs (Baudry & Conroy) out as well as our stand in centre back (Zakuani), our 1st choice left back (Donohue) and stand in left back (Iandolo), our stand in centre back (Fryers) got injured midway through the first half, our top scorer (Doyle), our 3rd top scorer (Anderson) and we finished the game with 10 men after Lydens wreckless challenge, when also Bradford should have lost Reeves for an equally shit tackle in the first half.

All things considered I think we did ok to get a draw after such a bad run of injuries.

Oh and by the way, Bradford won't be vying for top spot if thats how they play, they were dull defensive and dire to watch and created very very little.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 20:19:39
On that showing, Bowyer would be a small upgrade on Flitcroft.

The same dull philosphy, only better organised and more tactially astute. What they do is not pretty, but it is effective.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 20:20:50
They, or at least their manager, is more afraid of losing than actually trying to win.

It boils down to keeping tight and trying to nick one. They’re Stevenage, Newport and all the other boring clusterfucks.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 20:24:47
On another note, fair play to JayBox and the GWReds chaps for the Darby shirt thing. Didn't see it "live" as it was right next to where we sit but looking at the pictures online, that's a great tribute


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 20:29:21
there are some fair enough observations in there  - in the context  of being based on what they've seen of us.


I honestly think we'd have been the same had Doyle been available though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 20:37:51
As usual, some views from Bradford fans on todays game.

Almost every one to a man suggests we are nothing without Doyle and will plummet without him.

7 first teamers injured or unavailable pre game, and playing with a midfielder in defence.

They obviously have no idea that we have currently our 2 first choice centre backs (Baudry & Conroy) out as well as our stand in centre back (Zakuani), our 1st choice left back (Donohue) and stand in left back (Iandolo), our stand in centre back (Fryers) got injured midway through the first half, our top scorer (Doyle), our 3rd top scorer (Anderson) and we finished the game with 10 men after Lydens wreckless challenge, when also Bradford should have lost Reeves for an equally shit tackle in the first half.

All things considered I think we did ok to get a draw after such a bad run of injuries.

Oh and by the way, Bradford won't be vying for top spot if thats how they play, they were dull defensive and dire to watch and created very very little.
Ultimately they have even greater delusions of grandeur off a fews seasons in the Premier League than some of our fans do. They have artificially high crowds due to prices and their travelling numbers show their true support. They’ve spent as much time as us in this shit division over the last 10 or so years.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 20:44:29
there are some fair enough observations in there  - in the context  of being based on what they've seen of us.


I honestly think we'd have been the same had Doyle been available though.
My favourite was the one who thought they outclassed us 2nd half.

Bradford are a lot of things, but classy isn’t one of them. Tbf, there was very little class on show today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 20:45:56
If I supported Bradford, I'd be scratching my head about Swindon given our two games against them.  Probably one of our worst footballing performances of the season today.  Doyle might have added something, but he wouldn't have had any influence in our decision not to pass it around today - I say decision because the style was so different it had to be a choice we made when we saw the pitch.  Hopefully we can sign a defender or two and move Grant back out (I agree he is much better in midfield, of course, but you would not want Curran or Broadbent to have started today).  That covers Lyden's absence and he can use his suspension as a rest.  Assuming Grant is signed-up of course.  Isgrove should come back better in a week with some minutes under his belt now and then a weeks rest/training.  The game situation means you are disappointed to drop some points, but the overall outcome of the past few weeks remains positive despite a challenging time with injuries.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 21:01:23
A decent point.
Very sterile second half.
Should be a better game to watch next Saturday, but we'll have to play a lot better to get something out of it.

Zero quality up front in open play from them.
Won't make top 3 by drawing games.

Thought Caddis was excellent today.
His previous experience here will be vital. Add him to the list of must keeps.
We live in interesting times.

Impressive turn of pace by the tubby steward as well.
A head lock and being frogmarched away only applies to those old enough to shave it would appear.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 21:01:54
disagree. today's performance had everything to with the cb pairing. Grant doesnt influence games at cb and his awareness and passing today was terrible. No grant in midfield means no Doughty. Those two can dominate and create. Nothing came from cm midfield today- it was all on DJ and Woolery who wasted every opportunity to play someone through or take a shot.

Point taken, although I thought that Caddis and Isgrove linked up well down the right during the first half.  That was the only spark in the middle of the field (minus Grant & Doughty).

We all see a different game, I know, but I actually thought the first half wasn't that bad.  We contained Bradford easily, and I remember feeling that 1-0 was a fair half time score.  Second half, we looked like we probably should have expected at the end of the Christmas/NY schedule (along with a growing list of injuries).  And still got a point vs another promotion chasing side.

So long as the transfer business is reflects the good points made above, my glass is definitely half full.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 22:02:10
Today was a tough game - Bradford are a tough team to beat and top 4 contenders, unlike most of the sides we have met at the CG recently.  We had a makeshift defence and our best midfielder in the back 4, and our top scorer unavailable. Despite that we were worth a point. Neither side really did enough to win - neither keeper made a real save (apart from the pen we only had a DJ header and the Lyden tackle come shot in the second half on target, they only had their goal. Both sides moves broke down in the congestion near the penalty areas, and by the end both sets of players looked exhausted - as RW said post match the product of too many games without proper recovery time.
Until the sending off (for me the Reeves tackle on DJ first half was as bad or worse than Lyden’s) I thought the ref did ok, in a game where players on both sides were constantly making a meal of minor challenges, going down holding heads or limbs to win free kicks and encourage yellow cards for opponents. In isolation I can see why Lyden got a red, but as Reeves got yellow so should Lyden. A 3 game ban is not good news, particularly with the other injuries.
We also pick up soft bookings for unnecessary and silly things - Hunt and Woolery today being examples of that. Those could create problems later in the season.
Clearly with the injuries we need the loan situations resolved and central defensive reinforcements rapidly.
On the plus side we are top of the table, and we have 50 points after 26 games - another 34 or 35 (11 wins and 1 or 2 draws) from the last 20 will get us into the top 3 at the end of the season.
In that context a return of 8 or more points from the 4 remaining January games will be ok. By the end of the month we will hopefully have a settled squad (loan issues or other transfers sorted) and some of the injured fit again. If we have 58 points from 30 games, 9 wins from the last 16 will be enough.
Keep believing!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 22:34:43
Today was a tough game - Bradford are a tough team to beat and top 4 contenders, unlike most of the sides we have met at the CG recently.  We had a makeshift defence and our best midfielder in the back 4, and our top scorer unavailable. Despite that we were worth a point. Neither side really did enough to win - neither keeper made a real save (apart from the pen we only had a DJ header and the Lyden tackle come shot in the second half on target, they only had their goal. Both sides moves broke down in the congestion near the penalty areas, and by the end both sets of players looked exhausted - as RW said post match the product of too many games without proper recovery time.
Until the sending off (for me the Reeves tackle on DJ first half was as bad or worse than Lyden’s) I thought the ref did ok, in a game where players on both sides were constantly making a meal of minor challenges, going down holding heads or limbs to win free kicks and encourage yellow cards for opponents. In isolation I can see why Lyden got a red, but as Reeves got yellow so should Lyden. A 3 game ban is not good news, particularly with the other injuries.
We also pick up soft bookings for unnecessary and silly things - Hunt and Woolery today being examples of that. Those could create problems later in the season.
Clearly with the injuries we need the loan situations resolved and central defensive reinforcements rapidly.
On the plus side we are top of the table, and we have 50 points after 26 games - another 34 or 35 (11 wins and 1 or 2 draws) from the last 20 will get us into the top 3 at the end of the season.
In that context a return of 8 or more points from the 4 remaining January games will be ok. By the end of the month we will hopefully have a settled squad (loan issues or other transfers sorted) and some of the injured fit again. If we have 58 points from 30 games, 9 wins from the last 16 will be enough.
Keep believing!

Succinctly put.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 23:04:15
Just seen this ad on the Bantams forum. Don't think I'll be signing up...


Title: Re: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat
Post by: Exiled Bob on Saturday, January 4, 2020, 23:07:34
My favourite was the one who thought they outclassed us 2nd half.

Bradford are a lot of things, but classy isn’t one of them. Tbf, there was very little class on show today.
Apart from the first 20 minutes from us and their free kick. The rest of the game was played by 2 tired looking teams and it showed.

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Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: suttonred on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 00:12:04
Interesting thing at the bottom of the Bradford comments that Power and Jewell weren't there. Sat round Doyles house having a cup of tea with a Bic then..


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 00:13:32
As a side note, have we ever had a season where we have had so many in game defensive injuries and subs? Our points return in these matches this season is terrible I'm sure. messes the whole team up. I'm thinking Baudry twice and Fryers twice?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Frigby Daser on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 00:26:06
As a side note, have we ever had a season where we have had so many in game defensive injuries and subs? Our points return in these matches this season is terrible I'm sure. messes the whole team up. I'm thinking Baudry twice and Fryers twice?

We predicted it at the start of the season with the injury record of most of the signings. Fryers must now be on his 3rd stint out injured, Baudry his 2nd, Conroy long term, Isgrove was for (I’m guessing) 6-7 weeks. Lyden has generally got through, as the bonus so far. Even still, Fryers is on course for his highest number of appearances in a season.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 09:44:10
Haven't read back....I thought the result was fair in the end. No complaints from me.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 13:07:35
McCarton has 2 goals this season from a dozen appearances...... both against us  :(


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 13:49:37
Haven't read back....I thought the result was fair in the end. No complaints from me.

Agreed. We still have a tough month, get into mid Feb and press on. We have a better run in than Bradford


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 14:21:36
Now it’s a new day there’s not a lot to be negative about. We have got into a position where i think if we get 10 wins from 21 games it will probably be enough for autos factoring in a few draws a long the way. Looking at the first half of the season and how poor some of the bottom half teams are and I’m confident we can achieve that and go up automatically. Teams at the top are going to take points off each other but to date it’s only really us and Crewe that consistently turn over the struggling teams.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 14:51:50
Now it’s a new day there’s not a lot to be negative about. We have got into a position where i think if we get 10 wins from 21 games it will probably be enough for autos factoring in a few draws a long the way. Looking at the first half of the season and how poor some of the bottom half teams are and I’m confident we can achieve that and go up automatically. Teams at the top are going to take points off each other but to date it’s only really us and Crewe that consistently turn over the struggling teams.
Absolutely.

I think if you asked pretty much any of us pre season would they be happy with us being top and 3 points clear in January then we would all have said "hell yes". Games in hand mean nothing unless you win them!

Saturday is a big game and a win would be brilliant, with a few loans extended and some new permanent signings all will be good again.

With just 2 defeats in the last 14 league games with 3 draws and 9 wins, that is champions form.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 15:46:18
Not seen it back but could the Lyden red card be worth an appeal?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: jutty274 on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 15:57:19
Not seen it back but could the Lyden red card be worth an appeal?
It was a red, but could be worth appealing that it wasn't as bad a the tackle in the first half that was only a yellow so shouldn't have been a red. It didn't help that all of the Bradford players surrounded the ref.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 16:16:39
But can we take a risk of losing Lyden for thre games if we lose the appeal


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 16:22:22
But can we take a risk of losing Lyden for thre games if we lose the appeal
it's three games anyway.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 17:00:22
Sorry I thought it was a second yellow


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 17:01:50
A straigth red.

I think there'd be little chance of winning an appeal. But I am left wondering why one of theirs did't get a red earlier on. If anything, that was worse.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 20:05:52
A straigth red.

I think there'd be little chance of winning an appeal. But I am left wondering why one of theirs did't get a red earlier on. If anything, that was worse.
Exactly,  could have been a game changer.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 21:04:37
A straigth red.

I think there'd be little chance of winning an appeal. But I am left wondering why one of theirs did't get a red earlier on. If anything, that was worse.

What do you get for losing an appeal for a straight red is it one more match making it then four in total!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 21:38:32
What do you get for losing an appeal for a straight red is it one more match making it then four in total!
Not necessarily,  you can appeal without penalty even if you lose the case.     An extra ban can be added if the appeal is regarded as frivolous,  mostly an extra game, but there is no maximum amount of games that can b e added.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 21:40:49
Not necessarily,  you can appeal without penalty even if you lose the case.     An extra ban can be added if the appeal is regarded as frivolous,  mostly an extra game, but there is no maximum amount of games that can b e added.

Cheers for the info so it's probably worth the gamble


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 21:49:13
Cheers for the info so it's probably worth the gamble
Possibly,  but have not read anywhere that the club intend to.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 22:02:53
Possibly,  but have not read anywhere that the club intend to.

I heard Wellens on the radio say they will have to think about it


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bellend on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 13:43:57
Morning ladies

Are you still blowing smoke up Doyle's arse now he's back with us


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 13:52:30
Getting tedious now. Jog on, lad.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bellend on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 13:55:39
After all the shit and mouthing off your tin pot club and fans.... all 7,000 of you haha have done then you should keep quite and take it


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: mrverve on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 13:57:56
After all the shit and mouthing off your tin pot club and fans.... all 7,000 of you haha have done then you should keep quite and take it

Don't you pay like 10p for match tickets up there?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bellend on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 13:59:55
.... is that it, fucking southern Tosser, I live in New Zealand. Haha

Yes we have fans everywhere


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 14:02:39
We’ve got a right throwback here.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 14:05:58
We’ve got a right cunt here.
Corrected. Happy to be of service.


Title: Re: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Benzel on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 14:07:11
After all the shit and mouthing off your tin pot club and fans.... all 7,000 of you haha have done then you should keep quite and take it
You're a fucking retard

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Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 14:08:03
I'm of the opinion that Doyle will probably be staying at Bradford.

But, that is FAR from certain, and rather a lot of Bradford fans are setting themselves up to look like right bellends if things don't go their way.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bellend on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 14:08:51
Throw back, your user name "audrey" ... wtf,


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 14:09:55
Come to think of it, many are making themselves look like right bellends regardless of where Doyle will be in February.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bellend on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 14:13:12
Retard, all mouth, never seen you at Bradford, go fuck off


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 14:13:22
After all the shit and mouthing off your tin pot club and fans.... all 7,000 of you haha have done then you should keep quite and take it
You mean as opposed to fans that only go because season tickets are the price of a Mars bar? Being from Leeds shouldn’t you support a real club like Leeds or Huddersfield?


Title: Re: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Benzel on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 14:18:16
Retard, all mouth, never seen you at Bradford, go fuck off
I haven't had the required vaccinations and you're in NZ, so of course you haven't.

Tard.

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Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 14:19:57
Retard, all mouth, never seen you at Bradford, go fuck off
(http://i.qkme.me/3qz98d.jpg)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 14:20:34
Retard, all mouth, never seen you at Bradford, go fuck off
As opposed to the pathetic 404 Bradford fans that turned up last week.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: suttonred on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 14:57:54
Ha ha ha Bellend. What a Bellend


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 15:04:29
Retard, all mouth, never seen you at Bradford, go fuck off

There's only one on here all mouth, you plank.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 15:10:24
Bit of perspective here, over the last 2 or 3 years prior to this season we'd probably be calling that starting line up decent.
Wrong matchday thread mate ;)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 15:24:02
Fuck me that Bellend reeled in a few, thought most could rise above it


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 15:49:39
Oh look we have (or had) a Claret and Amber Troll. Just stick him in the corner with Yellow Troll and Gamboge Troll  :suicide:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 16:51:49
So Mr Bradford Bellend, how is it working out with Doyle back? :D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 17:14:52
After all the shit and mouthing off your tin pot club and fans.... all 7,000 of you haha have done then you should keep quite and take it

Take it?

If ‘it’ is top spot, then yes. Thanks.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 18:44:41
Bradford City, we're laughing at you  :bye:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 19:00:03
Tbf, there’s nothing to laugh at. It was a no nonsense decision by them to recall Doyle. Hopefully, it’ll highlight the flaw in their system with Doyle.

Oh, fuck it . . Ha ha ha ha ha


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 19:02:14
What amuses me is that many were acting as though our season is effectively over and that they would soon be overtaking us to take the top spot.

Awkward.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 19:13:25
How did Bradford get on today then 😎

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Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 19:17:00
What amuses me is that many were acting as though our season is effectively over and that they would soon be overtaking us to take the top spot.

Awkward.
Just beautiful 😁


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Sunday, January 12, 2020, 00:49:23
I see a Bantam is a small cock  :sherlock:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, January 12, 2020, 11:15:58
I see a Bantam is a small cock  :sherlock:
There's plenty of big ones on their forum.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TownEnder on Monday, January 13, 2020, 17:12:42
No wonder Bradford have such large crowds,  (Sometimes),  not only subsidised season tickets but Away to Oldham 1st Feb. will cost away fans a total of 10p to travel there by train.  Whens that ever going to happen at Swindon ??.   Not to Oldham but anywhere !!.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 13, 2020, 17:44:06
No wonder Bradford have such large crowds,  (Sometimes),  not only subsidised season tickets but Away to Oldham 1st Feb. will cost away fans a total of 10p to travel there by train.  Whens that ever going to happen at Swindon ??.   Not to Oldham but anywhere !!.

10p single, 2p return?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 21:42:08
Forward to 5 mins   ;)

@THE FLASH 9:38 mate  :D

https://youtu.be/7tOoMj9pHoY