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Title: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 11:10:12
Could this be off? Heavy rain and near 50mph winds  :catchup:

If it is I don't think I'll be going but will be back for the Grimsby game.

2-1 att: 7,224 (192 away)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 11:22:49
https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/forecast/gcntr93j0#?date=2020-02-15 (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/forecast/gcntr93j0#?date=2020-02-15)

The forecast for Saturday is atrocious - 54mph gusts and torrential rain from noon.

I think the game will go ahead but it's going to be pretty unpleasant conditions.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 11:24:23
Swindon 0-0 Scunthorpe in front of 7,865 with 111 Scunners there.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 11:33:07
https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/forecast/gcntr93j0#?date=2020-02-15 (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/forecast/gcntr93j0#?date=2020-02-15)

The forecast for Saturday is atrocious - 54mph gusts and torrential rain from noon.

I think the game will go ahead but it's going to be pretty unpleasant conditions.
If only it was against a team that brought enough to use the bank. Sounds like another game where one half we will be holding on and in the other need as many goals as possible. I don’t remember a season where so many home games have been impacted by the wind.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Briggany on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 12:09:13
If only it was against a team that brought enough to use the bank. Sounds like another game where one half we will be holding on and in the other need as many goals as possible. I don’t remember a season where so many home games have been impacted by the wind.

Its every season, remember that our ground was designed as a wind tunnel to give us an advantage  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 12:11:01
That forecast is for inside the ground only ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 12:15:10
Not looking forward to the walk from the station if the forecast is right,  maybe a taxi job.  Surely by now we must have mastered how to use the famous wind tunnel to our advantage,  so on that basis and assuming that the game goes ahead, a 3-1 win for me.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 14:54:52
Wouldn't be surprised if this is off and that might for the best, it won't be a game of football.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 15:02:31
Wouldn't be surprised if this is off and that might for the best, it won't be a game of football.
Met Office saying not as bad as last weekend:
Paul Gundersen, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: “Another spell of very wet and windy ​weather is expected for Saturday. Although Storm Dennis is currently not expected to be as severe as Ciara, disruption is still likely."

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/press-office/news/weather-and-climate/2020/unsettled-weather-ahead-of-storm-dennis


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 15:28:32
If it goes ahead, 0-0.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 15:36:14
Met Office saying not as bad as last weekend:
Paul Gundersen, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: “Another spell of very wet and windy ​weather is expected for Saturday. Although Storm Dennis is currently not expected to be as severe as Ciara, disruption is still likely."

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/press-office/news/weather-and-climate/2020/unsettled-weather-ahead-of-storm-dennis

Not as bad, only marginally. 45-47mph and 90+ % chance of rain. As I said has Stevenageesque? written all over it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 15:39:01
Not as bad, only marginally. 45-47mph and 90+ % chance of rain. As I said has Stevenageesque? written all over it.
Pfft, bit of a breeze and some drizzle. What's wrong with people? Wear your big coat and get on with it


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 15:40:07
Think I'll attend in just my speedos.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 15:43:22
Think I'll attend in just my speedos.
Are you mad? You'll need flip-flops too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 15:51:25
Talking of flip flops, there was a guy in a pair when I popped out at lunchtime. Then I saw a guy in shorts. People are odd.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 15:59:54
Are you mad? You'll need flip-flops too.

Good point. I wouldn't want to tread on any broken branches or roof tiles.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 18:36:07
Talking of flip flops, there was a guy in a pair when I popped out at lunchtime. Then I saw a guy in shorts. People are odd.

I wear shorts pretty much all the time but then I do hike a lot and seemingly don't "feel" the cold on my legs. Mind you, if I had to wear a kilt I would wear something under it!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 18:44:15
I wear shorts pretty much all the time but then I do hike a lot and seemingly don't "feel" the cold on my legs. Mind you, if I had to wear a kilt I would wear something under it!
A thimble?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 19:24:44
I've got shorts on now nothing else. Heatings not on. I rarely feel the cold.

Anyways we'll beat scunny 3-1


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 19:26:36
I'm sat in my boxers.  :bye:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 00:03:27
A thimble?

You got me there Aud! The rubber ones stay on better than the ceramic ones though  :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Munichred on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 10:05:42
Talking of flip flops, there was a guy in a pair when I popped out at lunchtime. Then I saw a guy in shorts. People are odd.

Jethro saw his friend Denzil walking around wearing a flip flop.

Jethro: Have you lost a flip flop?

Denzil: No, I found one...


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 10:19:31
Jethro saw his friend Denzil walking around wearing a flip flop.

Jethro: Have you lost a flip flop?

Denzil: No, I found one...

Ha.

I'm nicking that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 10:43:29
Would we prefer the game to be on - albeit in dreadful conditions - or called off to be played on a Tuesday evening?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 10:46:20
I hope it's called off so I can attend on a Tuesday night.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 11:06:32
Would we prefer the game to be on - albeit in dreadful conditions - or called off to be played on a Tuesday evening?
We're good at Tuesdays now, so either is fine


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 11:48:17
noooo, I have other commitments on Tuesdays


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 11:50:31
I think Batch's dancing is the catalyst for us winning on a Tuesday night.  :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 11:52:49
I think Batch's dancing is the catalyst for us winning on a Tuesday night.  :)
You're on to something here. He should be made to do the cha-cha-cha in the centre circle pre-match and at half-time as a good luck portent. In a red frilly shirt and overly tight trousers.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 12:02:38
You're on to something here. He should be made to do the cha-cha-cha in the centre circle pre-match and at half-time as a good luck portent. In a red frilly shirt and overly tight trousers.

So as he normally dresses for games then?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 12:15:09
can I wear my mullet wig too?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 12:15:58
can I wear my mullet wig too?
Mandatory. And you should arrive in the Capri, natch


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 12:19:58
can I wear my mullet wig too?
That was a wig you were wearing?

:Sad face:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Munichred on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 12:23:14
Ha.

I'm nicking that.

Then Denzil would be barefoot...


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 12:26:31
Aha Batch, it all makes sense now  :)

https://youtu.be/ZlY3KD7M-Hg


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 12:42:39
my nan was German... you may have something there


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 13:12:17
Aha Batch, it all makes sense now  :)

https://youtu.be/ZlY3KD7M-Hg

That was glorious. Thank you.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 13:53:23
Think it will be on as they have been doing drainage and aeration holes on the pitch this week so can’t see it being waterlogged, guess it depends on if the wind is deemed dangerous.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Badger on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 13:56:30
Do you think Benda can dance like that ?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 14:10:43
Do you think Benda can dance like that ?
No but Batch can! In lederhosen.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: river monster on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 19:46:27
If caddis hasn't recovered in time and baudry is still out then the back 4 picks itself, the same that finished vs cobblers. Otherwise a couple of slight headaches for ritchie* 1-0 win yates to score.

*Baudry probably is a certain starter but has to be fully fit.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 20:47:59
You're on to something here. He should be made to do the cha-cha-cha in the centre circle pre-match and at half-time as a good luck portent. In a red frilly shirt and overly tight trousers.
There's a guy that already does that,  he's called Rockin Robin.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 21:03:45
There's a guy that already does that,  he's called Rockin Robin.

So, you're saying that Batch IS the Rockin Robin?

I fucking knew it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mother Brown on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 21:05:15
Scrappy 4 nil win.
Will RW be sat in the stands, in the dugout or on the shitter ?


Title: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Friday, February 14, 2020, 01:03:17
Quote
So, you're saying that Batch IS the Rockin Robin?

I fucking knew it.
It's not me, its my dream


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: flammableBen on Friday, February 14, 2020, 04:35:56
Does anyone know if I can buy and adver near the ground?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, February 14, 2020, 04:51:52
Someone’s been on the pop!

Anyway, have we changed how we play certain players since the return of the dynamic duo? 2 great chances spurned by DJ in the sort of position you’d expect Doyle to be. Then the GP is out on the wing to deliver the cross for the winning goal.



Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Friday, February 14, 2020, 07:58:10
Someone’s been on the pop!

Anyway, have we changed how we play certain players since the return of the dynamic duo? 2 great chances spurned by DJ in the sort of position you’d expect Doyle to be. Then the GP is out on the wing to deliver the cross for the winning goal.


Is that different? It's always struck me when I've seen him play that he's not just about the goals but gets involved a hell of a lot in the build up play...


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, February 14, 2020, 07:59:51
I noticed a couple of times that he seemed to be playing a little deeper than usual. Maybe he still needs to get a month at Bradford out of his system?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, February 14, 2020, 10:14:08
Win. 3-1.

Hoping that the weather isn't too bad as i'm venturing west for this one. Can't remember the last time I went to the CG and it wasn't blowing a gale!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Friday, February 14, 2020, 10:50:21
Tomorrow’s weather forecast adds some uncertainty to the outcome - assuming the game goes ahead of course(last weekend’s Man City game was called off for safety reasons).
Also, Scunthorpe have recently changed manager which can bring initial improvements in results.
Ordinarily I’d feel very confident of winning comfortably tomorrow, but I think the wind will make it another difficult game to watch, particularly when we are playing into the gale. On the positive side, we have shown against Exeter and Crewe among others that we can grind out a win in those conditions,  so I am predicting the same tomorrow - a home win, probably by one goal only.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, February 14, 2020, 10:53:38
Tomorrow’s weather forecast adds some uncertainty to the outcome - assuming the game goes ahead of course(last weekend’s Man City game was called off for safety reasons).
Also, Scunthorpe have recently changed manager which can bring initial improvements in results.
Ordinarily I’d feel very confident of winning comfortably tomorrow, but I think the wind will make it another difficult game to watch, particularly when we are playing into the gale. On the positive side, we have shown against Exeter and Crewe among others that we can grind out a win in those conditions,  so I am predicting the same tomorrow - a home win, probably by one goal only.

We'll be fine, the CG was designed as a wind tunnel to give us an advantage...  :)

It won't be a pretty game, and we're all in for a soaking, but hopefully it'll be worth it for the 3 points.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RedRag on Friday, February 14, 2020, 11:00:46
Hopefully the new ground design will incorporate a state of the art wind turbine that can be adjusted depending on which end we are kicking towards.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Friday, February 14, 2020, 11:46:11
Alternatively, in the interests of saving money (ergo aiding sustainability) we should look around for an old railway turntable and mount the pitch on it so that it can be turned depending on prevailing winds after tossing up or at half time as necessary.
Even better, whenever the opposition shoot on target the pitch could be spun round and ... bingo! Own goal!

Must be better than moving the goalposts ...

I'm surprised someone else didn't think of this before.  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, February 14, 2020, 12:11:04
The forecast doesn't look quite as bad as forecast, with a band of heavy rain over Swindon around lunch time then lighter/moderate rain around kick-off, with more heavy showers during the game. Wind gusts of 49mph. Still shit, but not quite as gloomy!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, February 14, 2020, 12:17:31
I noticed a couple of times that he seemed to be playing a little deeper than usual. Maybe he still needs to get a month at Bradford out of his system?

Obviously was the first time I had seen him in the flesh, but due to the midfield being crap he was having to drop bloody deep at Carlisle to get the ball.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, February 14, 2020, 14:16:27
Caddis, Baudry, and Anderson all out... according to Wellens


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Friday, February 14, 2020, 14:53:43
So whose up for left back


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: kirky69 on Friday, February 14, 2020, 14:57:05
So whose up for left back
Same back 4 as finished the game Tuesday so Hunt, REG, Broadbent and Fryers


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, February 14, 2020, 14:59:43
Broadbent did well. I'd be happy to see him in at CB.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, February 14, 2020, 15:03:03
Same back 4 as finished the game Tuesday so Hunt, REG, Broadbent and Fryers

I thought we looked far more solid and fluid once Caddis went off. No fault of Caddis's - Broadbent is a CB and Fryers' a FB, and they both excelled in their favoured positions. Hopefully Yates is fit as we were were far more threatening when he came on against Northampton.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Pax Romana on Friday, February 14, 2020, 15:09:09
Very confident.  Think we are due a big win.

4-0  Yates, Doyle, Hope, og


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, February 14, 2020, 15:13:05
As well as we have done to be top - I would like to be able to enjoy some more commanding performances. I think some are coming now the 'tough' tun is over.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Pax Romana on Friday, February 14, 2020, 15:40:21
Interesting that a number of people are predicting 0-0 even though we haven't had a goalless league game all season.

Presumably because of the anticipated weather?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Tails on Friday, February 14, 2020, 16:22:17
Think we'll need Broadbent to head some long balls away so could be a blessing.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, February 14, 2020, 20:03:35
Baudry back tomorrow. Caddis out for a couple of weeks. Keshi there or thereabouts.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JanAirplaneMan on Friday, February 14, 2020, 20:25:06
Baudry back tomorrow. Caddis out for a couple of weeks. Keshi there or thereabouts.
Richie said today that Baudry wont be back until next sat not tommorow


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Friday, February 14, 2020, 20:27:08
Baudry back tomorrow. Caddis out for a couple of weeks. Keshi there or thereabouts.
Wellens told TotalSport this morning Baudry still out tomorrow:
https://twitter.com/TotalSportSwin/status/1228304624299454464


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, February 14, 2020, 20:32:01
Wellens told TotalSport this morning Baudry still out tomorrow:
https://twitter.com/TotalSportSwin/status/1228304624299454464

Well he said Baudry should be available next Saturday. Knowing Wellens that could be tomorrow!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: suttonred on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 09:08:52
I reckon P-P


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 09:10:04
Not to bad in Devizes this morning weather wise. Really hope it’s not off.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 09:31:12
Not to bad in Devizes this morning weather wise. Really hope it’s not off.

Wind really starting to pick up here in Swindon so the game will be a mockery 


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 09:48:54
Suppose this could be an 'is it' or 'isnt ut' right up until 3oclock.  Suppose it's all down to the ref.  Anyone know what sort of time they usually turn up ?, Would imagine he would be there by 12, don't want to travel and find it's off when I arrive,  suppose would be a good excuse for a piss up though,  every cloud has a silver lining.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 10:01:25
Be a shame if it’s called off - club are expecting a crowd of 9000


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 10:16:14
Be a shame if it’s called off - club are expecting a crowd of 9000

Not going by the amount of seats left in all three stands just now on the website


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:01:12
Not going by the amount of seats left in all three stands just now on the website

Indeed, we'd be lucky to reach 7500.

It's not too bad in Highworth at the moment - gusty winds but hardly any rain this morning. The really heavy rain is still over east Wales at the moment and should be in Swindon around 2pm.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:02:10
Interesting that a number of people are predicting 0-0 even though we haven't had a goalless league game all season.

Presumably because of the anticipated weather?
Interesting, I have predicted a 0-0 in every game so far, so you can discount my guess :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:04:26
Be a shame if it’s called off - club are expecting a crowd of 9000
I would be shocked if we got 9,000 for this game, 7,800 max IMO, even in good weather.

The weather in South Somerset is horrific and far worse than last weekend, if it moves up towards Swindon the game will not be played for certain.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:10:35
Indeed, we'd be lucky to reach 7500.

It's not too bad in Highworth at the moment - gusty winds but hardly any rain this morning. The really heavy rain is still over east Wales at the moment and should be in Swindon around 2pm.

Heavy rain now in North Swindon and the wind is definitely picking up. No doubts it would have been 9000 if the weather was good but with the weather setting in I can't see many more tickets being sold


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:14:01
I would be shocked if we got 9,000 for this game, 7,800 max IMO, even in good weather.

The weather in South Somerset is horrific and far worse than last weekend, if it moves up towards Swindon the game will not be played for certain.

The wind is nowhere near bad enough to call the game off on safety concerns. The only question is how much rain can the pitch take before it becomes waterlogged? Hardly any heavy rain so far, so you'd expect such a good surface to withstand 3-4 hours of heavy rain.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:15:56
Scunthorpe have sold under 50 in pre sales apparently. So even if the weather was better they won't be bringing more than 2 coach loads.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:17:01
The wind is nowhere near bad enough to call the game off on safety concerns. The only question is how much rain can the pitch take before it becomes waterlogged? Hardly any heavy rain so far, so you'd expect such a good surface to withstand 3-4 hours of heavy rain.
Thats good then, down here the tree outside my back window is almost bent in half under the wind, its far worse than we saw last week down here 100 miles South West of the CG.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:20:32
Outside pros and cons of playing today one thing it ought to do is encourage the town to keep it down on the deck. Scunny on the other hand may see this as an opportunity to blast, pound, pummel and bombard the defence with direct long balls up to their forwards and hope to cause panic in the defence.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:20:51
Thats good then, down here the tree outside my back window is almost bent in half under the wind, its far worse than we saw last week down here 100 miles South West of the CG.

Wind gusts of 56mph forecast for 5pm. It will certainly be the worst conditions we have played in for many years, so the game is likely to be a farce.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:21:58
Outside pros and cons of playing today one thing it ought to do is encourage the town to keep it down on the deck. Scunny on the other hand may see this as an opportunity to blast, pound, pummel and bombard the defence with direct long balls up to their forwards and hope to cause panic in the defence.

I thought I read somewhere that they are 7th in the table for possession, so perhaps not as long ball as people think.


Title: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:24:54
the rain is just arriving I think.

conditions can be a real leveller. same across most of the UK though I guess


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:28:20
Enjoy, I've just had a cooked breakfast  :bye:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:28:49
the rain is just arriving I think.

conditions can be a real leveller. same across most of the UK though I guess

Yes, latest radar doesn't look good with heavy rain right up to kick off. Thankfully we have the best pitch in L2.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:33:09
The local game down here Yeovil has been called off already, as have 9 other COnfernce games.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:38:04
The local game down here Yeovil has been called off already, as have 9 other COnfernce games.

No EFL games off...so far.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:40:57
I thought I read somewhere that they are 7th in the table for possession, so perhaps not as long ball as people think.

Interesting stat, though a plan B may include my long ball opportunity if we manage to outplay them on the ground. Has all the makings of a scrappy affair either way.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: @mwooly63 on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 12:03:49
All the local non league games being called off.
Heavy rain not even here in Swindon yet


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 12:21:27
All the local non league games being called off.
Heavy rain not even here in Swindon yet

It is now😩


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Freddies Ferret 2.0 on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 12:44:49
It's only drizzling in swindon


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: @mwooly63 on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 12:51:22
It's only drizzling in swindon

Bit more than drizzle while  waiting for the bus to town


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 13:07:23
yes! son's game is off nice and early and I'm down the Wedge tonight watching a band. 🍺 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 13:08:02
There is part of me that wants the game called off and then there is part of me that doesn’t. The doesn’t is to keep the train rolling along and putting pressure on those who want to knock us off top spot.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 13:08:50
yes! son's game is off nice and early and I'm down the Wedge tonight watching a band. 🍺 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺

The wedge, my god that’s desperate. The band is your saviour.


Title: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 13:13:11
Indeed, i work with the drummer otherwise I'd sack it off and stay in with a horlix.

plus, the Mrs has just offered to drive


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: scillyred on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 13:19:30
Horrendous here - if you get this weather and the game starts it's unlikely to finish  :(


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 13:25:09
Horrendous here - if you get this weather and the game starts it's unlikely to finish  :(

Swindon's been fairly lucky so far, missing the heaviest of the rain, although there's more ominous rain to the SW of us. I'm 90% certain the game will be on.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 13:32:08
Indeed, i work with the drummer otherwise I'd sack it off and stay in with a horlix.

plus, the Mrs has just offered to drive

That dive has been my local for 20 years I hate the place, interestingly so do some of my neighbours, further more I was down in the Gosport rob area a few years ago and was chatting to someone. The where do you live part of the conversation came up and this woman said anywhere near the woodlands edge? Yes, why? Was my reply. That place is a shit hole with a %£&# landlord. Used to be a really nice family pub where you could go without fear of getting a smack in the face with a pint and a packet of crisps. If we want a pint now we go to The Nine Elms.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 13:32:17
Rochdale the first league team to postpone but they always have pitch problems.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 13:34:45
Rochdale the first league team to postpone but they always have pitch problems.

Was going to say Tranmere next but they’re playing...Rochdale.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 13:38:48
L-L, yeah it's not a great pub now. But hopefully the band crowd will be alright.

kids are only just old enough to look after themselves. This going out together feels like a novelty!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: mexico red on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 13:41:38
24 degrees here. My can of cruzcampo is getting warm to quickly so I had to down it. Ifollow at the ready


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 13:43:18
L-L, yeah it's not a great pub now. But hopefully the band crowd will be alright.

kids are only just old enough to look after themselves. This going out together feels like a novelty!

Enjoy a kids free evening, you never know you may get an extended Valentines entertainment evening when you get home 😉


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 13:43:59
24 degrees here. My can of cruzcampo is getting warm to quickly so I had to down it. Ifollow at the ready

Good choice. Prefer it to SM.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: mexico red on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 13:54:51
Onto Victoria. The beer of Malaga


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 13:58:19
Onto Victoria. The beer of Malaga

Not tried that one.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:32:34
It's like a "meander of Michael Fish" on here today. Thought I'd logged in to MetOffice Forums   ;)

The game won't be called off for rain. Too much wind gusting to make much difference to a semi enclosed pitch (avec wind tunnel). If it's called off it'll be on safety grounds due to the wind.

However it's gusting at around 40mph but the consistent blow is low 20s from the SSW. Whipping in from the Don Rogers/Town End/Club shop end. It's the only corner that offers some protection to the ground but it'll cause a nice little tail wind with sudden dips, to long balls or goal kicks towards the Stratton Bank. I would bank on, if we get a free kick 25-30yds outside the box (SB end), Doughty just needs to get it on target. Will cause havoc. On our part. Don't give any free kicks away in that half.

Fuck me, I've turned into Thomas Shafferknacker!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:35:08
Fuck me, I've turned into Thomas Shafferknacker!
No, and yes :) sorry mate you arent my type I prefer less facial hair and more...well...femality :D

Yes the problem of it being called off is more due to safety grounds rather than the actual rain, gazebos, trampolines, benches, sheds blowing onto the pitch....etc :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:43:09
Supermarines game is off now.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:43:39
No, and yes :) sorry mate you arent my type I prefer less facial hair and more...well...femality :D

Yes the problem of it being called off is more due to safety grounds rather than the actual rain, gazebos, trampolines, benches, sheds blowing onto the pitch....etc :)

Ooh JJ you tease! I thought with your smooth, moisturised tones you'd be a fan of a bearded...lady?!  :soapy tit wank:

"...and from that day forward, the Stratton Bank become known as the 'Trampoline End'..."

If it's on (think it will be now), be interesting tactically. As others have said, may not make for pleasant viewing.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:45:10
Gazebos, trampolines, benches and sheds ....thats the Scunthorpe midfield!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:45:37
On the way to the ground.

I envy those who don't have to worry about the barnet getting ruffled on days like to today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:47:21
P-P apparently


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:48:08
Match off.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:48:18
Today's game has been postponed.

In the interests of supporter safety, club officials have made the decision to call today's game off as it became clear that the club could not guarantee the welfare of those in attendance, as the weather deteriorated throughout the day.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:50:30
Just arrived into swindon, train is on a speed restriction so not surprised, but they have left it a bit late.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:51:43
And about face and retreat.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:52:01
It always has to be an hour before minimum, I guess? There will be 50ish Scunny fans a bit pissed off. They'll mostly have arrived I'd have thought?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:52:30
Thats a bit naughty imo


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:52:44
Sorry but phew. The wife has arranged a family day out to Isla Mujeres, and I was tactically not mentioning that I might need to find wifi access at certain times. This simplifies things.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:53:31
It always has to be an hour before minimum, I guess? There will be 50ish Scunny fans a bit pissed off. They'll mostly have arrived I'd have thought?

You'd have travelled in the knowledge that there was a risk of something like this happening.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:53:34
And about face and retreat.

Pub?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:53:51
Just had a bite to eat, back to Exeter than!!  Feel that in view of the weather forecast this could have been called off earlier.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:55:37
ridiculous. 2pm is inexcusable unless structural damage has happened


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:57:05
ridiculous. 2pm is inexcusable unless structural damage has happened
The netting across the roof of the arkell’s looked in right state last game so could be coming down.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:59:22
if only they'd had some time to sort it out...


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 14:59:52
You'd have travelled in the knowledge that there was a risk of something like this happening.

Of course but imo the weather was worse last weekend/Sunday.  But it was always going to be the safety element. Like when a thin frost calls a game off but the pitch is fine to play on.

Anyhoo, gives us a chance to get a few more back in and fit. We may lose our top spot today but at least it will even a few games out and next week some of our rivals play each other. Be interesting to watch the other games. Any dropped points again will be like another victory for ourselves.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:01:53
Of course but imo the weather was worse last weekend/Sunday.
Not South west of Swindon its not, this is far worse than last week for us already.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:06:30
ridiculous. 2pm is inexcusable unless structural damage has happened

Could be some sheeting from the Arkell's corner. Those thin corrugated metal, riveted sheets are wank in sustained breezes.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:08:49
Not South west of Swindon its not, this is far worse than last week for us already.

But Town were in Carlisle last week  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:20:49
Plymouth v Crewe today so points WILL be dropped, plus it will now act as a game in hand played. It's pretty much a six-pointer without us playing. My earlier wanton of a draw now becomes an even more willing prospect.

Just makes you think if this was also a "tactical" as well as safety decision? :hmmm:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:22:54
tbf it only started raining at around 1pm, and if you read back the last few pages it backs that up.  The rain has played a big part in this being called off late..

When i looked outside at 11am it looked playable although windy and would have been a farce.  The weather has deteriorated in the past couple of hours..


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:27:10
it was always forecast to deteriorate for most of the week, and they had enough info this morning to be nearly 100% certain.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/forecast/gcntr93j0#?date=2020-02-15


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:27:20
Pub?

Just taken shelter in The Savoy.

Feel a bit sorry for any Scunthorpe fans that made the trip.
But there will be plenty of home fans who've made long journeys as well.
I suspect that the pitch may have packed in anyway if the game had gone ahead.

Hopefully we can hang onto top spot.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:29:11
tbf it only started raining at around 1pm, and if you read back the last few pages it backs that up.  
No it didn't. I was out at an U15s game this morning, raining consistently from 10am. Fucking lashed it down from 10-10.30. It's got windier since then, but the rain's been there on and off all morning


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:31:35
it was always forecast to deteriorate for most of the week, and they had enough info this morning to be nearly 100% certain.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/forecast/gcntr93j0#?date=2020-02-15

So are you saying that we should base whether a game should be called off early on the weather forecast?  A lot more games would be called off ahead of time unnecessarily if that was the case..

Most of last Saturdays games would have been off and I don't think there were many postponements last week.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:34:09
No it didn't. I was out at an U15s game this morning, raining consistently from 10am. Fucking lashed it down from 10-10.30. It's got windier since then, but the rain's been there on and off all morning

Well I can only go on what I saw, my vision only goes as far as around 100 yards of where i am standing at any time.  It looked playable before 1pm from where I was..  When I went out at 1.45 it didn't..


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:35:22
I see your point, but leaving it until 2pm - really ? but yes, in this case it should have been called off earlier.

I just find it implausible that the wind being less strong than v Exeter (according to my admitteddly cheap) weather station  has caused this


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:36:51
tbf it only started raining at around 1pm, and if you read back the last few pages it backs that up.  The rain has played a big part in this being called off late.

The rain wouldn't have been the issue, not with the wind. Not much chance for it to settle and will always be drying out quicker than rain with no assisted motion (wind). Had there been little to no wind, it may have been a factor in calling it off. This is wind related, and this time it's not the Flash!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:42:38
I don’t know who was looking forward to another game of blow football which ruins our natural game and evens up the odds. There have been too many games like that in the past month, which have coincided with our (modest) dip in form. If we can store up games to get back to the level of dominance we had before Christmas, then I’m only too happy to wait.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:42:52
Well I can only go on what I saw, my vision only goes as far as around 100 yards of where i am standing at any time.  It looked playable before 1pm from where I was..  When I went out at 1.45 it didn't..
Pissing it down in Bassett on and off all morning. Still playable though. Not necessarily arguing with the decision to call the game off, I don't have all the information available to me that those taking the decision did, just puzzled as to what information was available at 2 that wasn't available at 11. If it's just bad weather that was eminently predictable at 11, poor to leave it that late. If it's something else like structural damage to the ground causing a safety concern that's a different matter


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ticker45 on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:45:19
My thoughts go back to one of the (Micky Mouse?) cup games played on a Tuesday night against Peterborough iirc. Gale force winds, tipping down with rain, should never have been played and we lost. Today’s call off far too late but suits the Town better to be played under more benign conditions.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:47:05
Well if this is the only thing we have to complain about then all must be good in the STFC world.  I disagree based on the circumstances I saw but if we feel it's worth getting disgruntled about then fill your boots..


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:49:37
Well if this is the only thing we have to complain about then all must be good in the STFC world.  I disagree based on the circumstances I saw but if we feel it's worth getting disgruntled about then fill your boots..
True dat! Certainly been much worse things much more worthy of complaint in recent years.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:49:47
Look on the bright side people.

Just think of the opportunities for all the hilarious and not at all worn-out quips about Flash's digestive system.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:50:57
I've never done it before, how do you watch other games on Ifollow?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:51:29
I think we can all agree better weather = better for us ticker.

not sure that's the point though! But if we go up by a point and we win the re-arrangement...

At least we won't have the Bristol Rovers double charge issue this time I suppose


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:51:44
Nowhere near as hilarious as that game against Rovers being called off at half time.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:53:30
On the plus side, only a Crewe win at Plymouth or a 9-0 Exeter win will see us lose top spot.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:53:47
Poxford i nil down at home after 3 mins - an OG to boot


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:57:46
I've never done it before, how do you watch other games on Ifollow?


Just create another account (put a dot in your email or something) as they don't ask for account verification. I did it for one of the Bradford matches :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:58:39
Cheers BB


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 16:17:09
Just looking at recent stats. 70-71 Pts has been enough for a play off place. Currently any team from Carlisle currently 20th can get in the PO. Mind you they have to win everyone of their remaining games.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 16:18:19
Of the teams winning I wonder how many have the wind behind them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 16:36:13
Feel for those who travelled from outside of Wiltshire...I expect there will be more details to follow on the exact reasons as it certainly wasn’t due to the pitch!

Some superb stuff on Twitter, the highlights being:

-Those posting hours ago who believe that a match can be called off because wind ‘will affect the style of football played’

- GW Reds never resisting an opportunity to criticise the club

- A TEF regular (on their STFC only account!) seemingly replying to every STFC related tweet to question the decision - get down the pub and enjoy the rest of the weekend FFS!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 16:51:52
if that's at me, go fuck yourself ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 16:53:20
if the club had mentioned the stand  issue at the time then there would have been no cause for complaint..

 https://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/2020/february/wilcox-reflects-on-postponement-disappointment/


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 16:58:40
Always arrives to comment in hindsight. So calculated. Must be nice to be such a perfect human. Never erring. Sociopath.


Title: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:08:08
he's not wrong on my commenting, but name me rather than use the Facebook "someone has..." style balls.

I honestly don't give a fuck if people think it's a bit ott.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:10:04
he's not wrong on my commenting, but name me rather than use the Facebook "someone has..." style balls.

I honestly don't give a fuck if people think it's a bit ott.
I have seen our own fans really laying into the club and actually calling for us to be punished which is really pathetic IMO.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:11:22
that's stupid. I think criticism is justified, but come on..


and it'll be a masterstroke if we win the re-arrangement and go up because of it!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:12:22
he's not wrong on my commenting, but name me rather than use the Facebook "someone has..." style balls.

I honestly don't give a fuck if people think it's a bit ott.

You're entitled to your feelings/opinion. Quite right, just call someone a cunt if that's what they think you are. Thought underhanded gossip was left in the playground?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:13:13
I have seen our own fans really laying into the club and actually calling for us to be punished which is really pathetic IMO.

The match officials and Scunny would have had to agree to the decision. I can't see how we could possibly be punished.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:13:26
fight, fight, fight


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:15:47
that's stupid. I think criticism is justified, but come on..


and it'll be a masterstroke if we win the re-arrangement and go up because of it!
But if damage has become apparent then it’s hardly the clubs fault, the reasons will become apparent in time but instead too many still like to bash the club at any opportunity


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: woolster on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:16:44
results looking good (so far)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:22:46
Quote from: theakston2k
But if damage has become apparent then it’s hardly the clubs fault, the reasons will become apparent in time but instead too many still like to bash the club at any opportunity

but conversely is not difficult to say the game is off due to suspected structural damage.

That it wasn't the club's fault in those circumstances is exactly the point in saying it!

it's not like we wouldn't moan at a last minute postponement at another club we were playing


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ticker45 on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:55:38
My son who lives in London went to see Hendon play. At 2.58 the ref called the game off as the corner flags would no stay in the 3G pitch!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Mother Brown on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 18:20:42
But if damage has become apparent then it’s hardly the clubs fault, the reasons will become apparent in time but instead too many still like to bash the club at any opportunity
If its  down to shoddy maintenance, then we have stadia unfit for purpose.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 18:44:45
If its  down to shoddy maintenance, then we have stadia unfit for purpose.
Probably down to the strong wind I'd have thought. And we only have one stadium, unless there's another secret one kicking around that you know about?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 18:45:21
If its  down to shoddy maintenance, then we have stadia unfit for purpose.
Can you not fuck off and find another club to troll?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 18:51:37
If it's  down to shoddy supporting, then we have fans unfit for purpose.

Fixed it for you, Ma.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Mother Brown on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 19:34:44
Can you not fuck off and find another club to troll?
Sorry if I have offended you, I can assure you that I am not a  "Troll"
Believe it or not, i have supported this club for nigh on 50 years and can understand why we are known as swindle or tinpot because of things that have happened in the past.
I am not very good at putting my feelings into words and apologise for coming across as being a bit of a cunt xx


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 19:40:32
...but we know that the CG is falling apart! That's sort of the reason behind the club/fans bid to purchase the ground, right!?

This is a storm with a name and stuff tends to break during storms with a name.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mother Brown on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 19:52:20
...but we know that the CG is falling apart! That's sort of the reason behind the club/fans bid to purchase the ground, right!?

This is a storm with a name and stuff tends to break during storms with a name.
I thought Stfc owed the stands but not the land they are built on.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 19:53:27
they do, but if they don't have to pay ground rent it can be used elsewhere


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: suttonred on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 20:00:32
I haven't read back to see why it was off, but  the perspex sheets on the arkells may have been an issue. They've flapped about before now


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, February 17, 2020, 10:20:22
Likely replay?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, February 17, 2020, 10:21:57
Yes, we still have to play them before the end of the season  :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Monday, February 17, 2020, 11:13:55
Refunds available, valid for next game, or you can swap for another fixture


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, February 17, 2020, 12:09:21
Refunds available, valid for next game, or you can swap for another fixture

Can't say fairer than that


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, February 17, 2020, 12:15:03
Can't say fairer than that

On a positive note Grimsby’s scout wouldn’t have to much to chat about to Ian Holloway this morning. Unless they’ve been watching us for a few games already.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, February 17, 2020, 12:22:17
On a positive note Grimsby’s scout wouldn’t have to much to chat about to Ian Holloway this morning. Unless they’ve been watching us for a few games already.
A lot of clubs share the scouting database and scouts share information between other scouts. A lot of clubs use individual scouting missions to identify possible transfer targets.

I doubt us not playing will affect how Grimsby or any other team approach a game with us TBH.

Every full game is avaliable to every club for download from the Football League anyway, the days of scouting having to be at games has long gone with the televising of every game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Monday, February 17, 2020, 12:23:34
Can't say fairer than that

Somebody will want petrol money


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Monday, February 17, 2020, 12:27:28
A lot of clubs share the scouting database and scouts share information between other scouts. A lot of clubs use individual scouting missions to identify possible transfer targets.

I doubt us not playing will affect how Grimsby or any other team approach a game with us TBH.

Every full game is avaliable to every club for download from the Football League anyway, the days of scouting having to be at games has long gone with the televising of every game.

Blimey things have advanced, who knew!!!!!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Dexter Morgan on Monday, February 17, 2020, 12:34:41
Blimey things have advanced, who knew!!!!!
Got to love some sarcasm on a Monday morning!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, February 17, 2020, 13:21:48
I haven't read back to see why it was off, but  the perspex sheets on the arkells may have been an issue. They've flapped about before now
Almost as much as our defence in the not too distant past.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:51:14
Rearramged to 3rd march


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:58:50
Yay, a Tuesday night game


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 13:31:49
Oh that should be a fun day then, I’m taking on a private parking company in the small claims court in the morning.  :smugfu:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 13:59:40
Oh that should be a fun day then, I’m taking on a private parking company in the small claims court in the morning.  :smugfu:

Set up a separate thread for that...would love to hear that story.

anyway...3rd of March is shit for me....was hoping for the 10th..



Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Private Fraser on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 14:00:38
Rearramged to 3rd march

The same night as Exeter v Crewe, and Plymouth v Grimsby.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, March 2, 2020, 00:23:37
I'm not going to create a new thread for this. Tuesday night = game on. We need to batter them but I'll take 1-0 now  :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, March 2, 2020, 05:31:11
They will be without Van Veen and Eisa for the game.

I presume we’ll have a fully fit squad to choose from. Not sure if Baudry and Anderson would be starters, though.

It’s tough getting in this first XI nowadays.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, March 2, 2020, 10:06:08
Keshi from the bench I think.

Rumour that Hunt was out on Saturday, no idea what with. If so, I'd bring Baudry back in, Fryers LB.

We're so much better with Lyden alongside Grant, Doughty at 10 then Doyle, Yates, DJ/Isgrove.



Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: flammableBen on Monday, March 2, 2020, 12:38:41
I’m gonna go to this game. First game in ages. Think the last time I was in the townend was the Walsall game where we got promoted and I accidentally set fire to my tatty old jeans.

Anyone be in the merlin pre-match? Not that I remember what any of you fuckers look like


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: sir windon on Monday, March 2, 2020, 12:46:01
Am away from Swindon Tuesday evening but in the UK. This suggests I can pay a tenner to watch on I Follow. I thought it was only for away games?
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/ifollow/subscribe/

(Sorry if this question has already been answered elsewhere.)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Monday, March 2, 2020, 12:48:27
Am away from Swindon Tuesday evening but in the UK. This suggests I can pay a tenner to watch on I Follow. I thought it was only for away games?
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/ifollow/subscribe/

(Sorry if this question has already been answered elsewhere.)

I believe you can watch home and away games on a Tuesday, just not Saturday.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: @mwooly63 on Monday, March 2, 2020, 12:52:00
I believe you can watch home and away games on a Tuesday, just not Saturday.

Unless you get an iptv then every game from every club is available


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Monday, March 2, 2020, 12:54:20
Unless you get an iptv then every game from every club is available

Ah ok, thanks.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, March 2, 2020, 12:58:19
Keshi from the bench I think.

Rumour that Hunt was out on Saturday, no idea what with. If so, I'd bring Baudry back in, Fryers LB.

We're so much better with Lyden alongside Grant, Doughty at 10 then Doyle, Yates, DJ/Isgrove.
We always seem to perform better with Lyden in the team for sure. DJ is always a handful and I wouldn't drop him, depending on Hunts fitness I would start with...

                 Benda
Caddis    REG    Fryers  Hunt
          Grant     Lyden
             Doughty
DJ            Doyle          Yates

Subs: LMc, Baudry, Broadbent, Isgrove, Hope, Palmer, Muskwe


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Power to people on Monday, March 2, 2020, 13:23:25
Hopefully a win and we can increase that lead over whoever is in 4th place, other teams are getting closer to our GD though, that used to be worth another point but a few are getting close to us so lets get that gap opening up a little with a good win.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Monday, March 2, 2020, 13:25:48
Exeter play Crewe tomorrow night so one of them, if not both will be dropping points so a win will be massive.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Monday, March 2, 2020, 13:26:11
We always seem to perform better with Lyden in the team for sure. DJ is always a handful and I wouldn't drop him, depending on Hunts fitness I would start with...

                 Benda
Caddis    REG    Fryers  Hunt
          Grant     Lyden
             Doughty
DJ            Doyle          Yates

Subs: LMc, Baudry, Broadbent, Isgrove, Hope, Palmer, Muskwe


A decent side, although I'm not sure RW would drop Isgrove after his last performance. It would be nice to see Anderson on the bench, perhaps in place of Palmer.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, March 2, 2020, 13:29:24
I'm nervous, I won't be attending and I find the radio commentary difficult to follow. Be back for Saturday


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Monday, March 2, 2020, 13:42:41
Match is available to watch on iFollow  :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Monday, March 2, 2020, 13:45:54
Keshi from the bench I think.

Rumour that Hunt was out on Saturday, no idea what with. If so, I'd bring Baudry back in, Fryers LB.

We're so much better with Lyden alongside Grant, Doughty at 10 then Doyle, Yates, DJ/Isgrove.


Apparently Lyden was going to miss the game as well.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, March 2, 2020, 13:59:25
I'm nervous, I won't be attending and I find the radio commentary difficult to follow. Be back for Saturday
Yeah watch it on iFollow £10 in the UK tomorrow.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Pax Romana on Monday, March 2, 2020, 18:07:21
Started reading this thread from beginning and was thinking "Jeez yet more bad weather, why the hell wasn't this on the news?"

Then I noticed thread was already onto page 15.

Not my finest moment.

Looking forward to game, don't often make it to evening games.

Got to be confident.

3-0  Doyle back amongst the goals.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: StefPol on Monday, March 2, 2020, 22:54:09
Swindon 17/20 to beat Forest Green on Saturday.  I think that’s generous odds considering the form both teams are in. Granted Swindon have to play tomorrow so maybe a little more tired come Saturday but should still have enough to win the game.

I bet we drop points now !


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 10:49:42
I’m looking forward to tonight’s game.
Slightly different dynamic for a Tuesday in that we had no game Saturday, also the recent win at Northampton has allayed the myth that we don’t do well on a Tuesday.
Hopefully  tonight we can also demonstrate that we have a good team who are not handicapped  without the “assistance of our wind tunnel” (IMO this is the most ridiculous quote heard from a loser since Fergie’s grey shirts one!).
This won’t be a pushover - they came from behind twice to draw at Port Vale on Saturday, but apparently have injuries to strikers. I think we will get a win and a welcome clean sheet. 2-0. Crowd probably below what we might have got on the original date - around 7,200.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 10:57:28
Pre game thoughts of Scunny fans...

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Dare not think about the result, we should be giving the players a bit more license to play more proactive football seeing we should be safe in these last few games to give supporters something to look forward to next season after a nightmare February to August last year.
Not expecting anything tomorrow but the pressure should be on them and not us so let’s give it a go.

For once I don’t mind if Captain Cautious goes with his favoured 5-4-1 formation.
When you are away at the best footballing team in the League and you can get 5 to 1 on winning a 2 horse race then a heroic scrappy draw is a good thing.
It’s when he does it at home against poor teams it’s a problem.

Just do not think that there is anything we can get from this long visit to Swindon, they are top of the League for a reason, and fear a 3-1 beating, it could even be more!!, I give us one goal, but this will come from either John JMcAtee or young Gilliead, that is assuming that KVV and Eisa are declared unfit, which appears to be a near certainty with the Scunthorpe players this term.

I’d take a point now, maybe the wind will get up at half time and the Swindon lads will run off screaming, we know how sensitive they are about playing in wind

Stand off them, line up defensively and invite them on it could be a very long night.
Get at them push them back as much as possible then we have a chance. The late Ron Ashman in his second spell when we were struggling told the players to get the ball into the oppositions penalty area as often and as quick as possible. WHY – we have a chance of scoring and the opponents don’t !!
Simple.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 11:04:02
Really feel we're gonna lose today. No idea why.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 11:11:00
Really feel we're gonna lose today. No idea why.
Its that playing on a Tuesday feeling that we often get!

I see they recon it could be down to 2 or 3 above freezing come 9pm tonight, gonna be a cold one.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Super Hans on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 11:15:13
Reckon we'll be well on it after Saturday's postponement. 4-0 win.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 11:34:15
Win. 2-0


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 11:34:47
So if we do win tonight is that classed as back to back Saturday/Tuesday home wins as both games will be technically consecutive home games 1 on a Saturday and the next game a Tuesday? :hmmm:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: flammableBen on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 11:45:16
7-0


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 11:49:06
So if we do win tonight is that classed as back to back Saturday/Tuesday home wins as both games will be technically consecutive home games 1 on a Saturday and the next game a Tuesday? :hmmm:

Not quite the same is it.... which is just as well as you'd need to go back to halcyon PdC days, early Div 3 in Aug 12, to find the last example, when we beat Franchise and Baggage Handlers, back to back Sat/Tuesday.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 13:28:44
What time do they open the TE gates these days. Got a mate who might want to sneak in for the last 5..


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 13:33:36
What time do they open the TE gates these days. Got a mate who might want to sneak in for the last 5..
What time does your mate finish dancing classes with your his wife?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 13:47:55
7-0
Corners ??!!.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 13:49:50
What time do they open the TE gates these days. Got a mate who might want to sneak in for the last 5..
What, Goals ??!!!.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 13:53:13
Looking forward to this.

It's so good to be feeling excited about football again. It wasn't that long ago that I stopped bothering for evening matches.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 14:00:05
Scunthorpes preview of todays match.

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Following Saturday’s gritty 2-2 draw at play-off candidates Port Vale, the Iron now face the formidable task of travelling to face top of the table Swindon Town in the re-arranged fixture, writes Owen Slipp.

The Opposition

The clash comes at a perfect time for Richie Wellens’ side who find key players returning from injury after their game at Mansfield on Saturday was one of the fixtures to fall victim to Storm Jorge.

Unbeaten in their last four games since the 3-1 loss at Colchester at the back end of January, the Robins will be looking at this game in hand over fellow promotion hopefuls as the perfect opportunity to extend their gap at the top of League Two and push closer to a return to League One 3 years after their relegation.

With a strike force containing the country’s top scorer in the form of Eoin Doyle, coupled with League Two’s second best defensive record, expect to see Swindon Town make the jump up in divisions come the end of the season.

Opportunities Presented

Russ Wilcox’s side travel down hoping to produce what would be their biggest scalp of the season, and with 7 points from the last 12 available find themselves in Luke Williams form. If the task of going to the league leaders and trying to get some form of a result wasn’t already tough enough, the side will be without two of their key men in Abo Eisa and Kevin Van Veen, both having picked up worrying injuries at Vale Park – the latter of which is now deemed to not be as bad as initially perceived.

This presents opportunities for players waiting on the sidelines to come in and make their mark – none more so than Devarn Green and George Miller following their exploits at the weekend. Green, replacing the injured Eisa late in the first half gave the iron an extra dimension going forward and produced an excellent assist for the first equaliser, whereas Miller finally got his first goal for the club in dramatic fashion to rescue the side a well earned point, a goal that should give the Barnsley loanee a big boost in confidence.

The injury to Eisa could also pave the way for Yasin Ben El-Mhanni to make his long awaited return to the first team squad – something looking all the more likely following his absence from the u23s for Monday’s fixture against Doncaster Rovers.

Defensive Mindsets

The form of club captain Andy Butler appears to have been rejuvenated under Wilcox’s tenure, and he will have to continue his recent good run of form to help the defence try and find a way to shut out the league’s most potent strike force in Eoin Doyle and Jerry Yates.

Wilcox may turn to Cameroonian midfielder Yann Songo’o for his first start since his injury picked up in the derby in December, helping to provide what will be a much needed extra line of defence alongside James Perch.

Young Lewis Butroid and Jacob Bedeau could yet again find themselves in for a long 90 minutes like at Port Vale, as they are likely to face up against pacy widemen Lloyd Isgrove and Diallang Jaiyesimi, so will be looking for an extra bit of protection from the players in front – a key match up that could decide the end result of the game.

Last Time We Met

The last time the two sides faced off was the opening weekend of the season. Coming into the game with hopes of at least a play off finish come the end of the season, iron fans were soon brought back to down to earth with their side being dealt a lesson in counter attacking football – Jerry Yates and Keshi Anderson grabbing the goals in a 2-0 win for the Robins.

Looking Forward

Set to be Wilcox’s toughest test at the helm so far, the clash under the lights at the County Ground will certainly lay down the marker to see just where this youthful iron side are. It is set to go one of two ways – we could be in for a very long and painful night or come away leaving a lot of people’s eyebrows raised. Here’s hoping for the latter, and then we can look forward to the big one….


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 14:10:24
Hopefully Scunny will be preoccupied by their big local derby against Grimsby on Saturday, plus they are missing both first choice strikers.

It all just seems too nice and cushy for us, therefore I expect Scunny to make this a harder game than most are expecting.

Looking forward to an evening home match under the lights for the first time in ages.

2-1 Town


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: normy on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 14:28:31
I still fear the old Tuesday evening "hoodoo",  but hell  we should have more than enough to win if we play our normal gain.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 14:39:13
Scunny are currently sat in 18th place having won 10 games this season, their form over the last 10 games has been LLDDLLWLWD they have drawn 10 games and lost 15 scoring 44 goals and conceding 52 times.

Kevin van Veen is their leading scorer on 10 goals who is out injured tonight (apparently) with Alex Gilliead on 6 followed by Abo Eisa on 5 goals who is also apparently injured tonight.

In their last 4 games they beaten Forest Green and Cheltenham at home both 1-0 and on Saturday got a draw at promotion hopefuls Port Vale 2-2 thanks to a last minute equalizer, this alongside a 2-0 home defeat by Cambridge making up the last 4 results.

In home games vs the (other) Iron we have played 14 times, with Scunthorpe only winning once at the County Ground, Ironically that was the last time we played against them in 2017, a 2-1 defeat. Swindon have won 7 of the 14 games played here with 6 being draws, Swindon scoring 25 times and conceding 13.

Scunthorpes newly appointed manager Russ Wilcox has now been in charge for 5 games and results under him have improved a bit with him winning twice, drawing once and losing twice since replacing Paul Hurst on a short term contract up until the end of the season.

Scunthorpe have no players or staff with a playing connection to Swindon Town, Swindon have no players with a playing connection with Scunny but have Steve Mildenhall who had a loan spell there, U18s boss David Farrell was also on loan there.

In the first game of the season Swindon came out as very comfortable winners against one of the pre season favourites to go straight back up, Town winning 2-0 up there thanks to goals by Yates and Anderson, with Scunthorpe offering very little attacking threat against us, both teams will have changed personel a fair bit since that day though with at least 4 of our starting line up that day probably not starting tonight them being McCormick, Conroy, Anderson and Woolery.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 17:00:42
Don't Panic ....... a comfortable two goal win tonight. All will be well at the County Ground.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 17:13:28
Although past results mean nothing seems to be very often that both teams score. With the Town scoring nearly double that Scunny have over time gives a ratio of nearly 2:1 so I'll go for that.


2 - 1
(Hunt, Doyle (an OG that he watches while having some shortbread with Benda); Gillead)
Att:7301
(219 Cunnies)
Floodlight trouble before the start of the match.
Nostradamus to be in attendance (he wants to buy the club).


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 17:22:10
I have a feeling that due to it being a cold midweek game that we will struggle to beat 7,000 tonight.

My revised guess for the gate is 6,789 with only 85 Scunnys in attendance.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 17:32:26
Think we'll just tip the 7k but maybe less Ferrous breathers.

So I'll reassess to 7182.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 17:33:14
I have a feeling that due to it being a cold midweek game that we will struggle to beat 7,000 tonight.

My revised guess for the gate is 6,789 with only 85 Scunnys in attendance.

World Health Organisation guidance is for the over 60's to avoid crowds due to Coronavirus.... going to have an impact tonight


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 17:40:23
World Health Organisation guidance is for the over 60's to avoid crowds due to Coronavirus.... going to have an impact tonight
No need to open the Arkells then.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 17:52:27
World Health Organisation guidance is for the over 60's to avoid crowds due to Coronavirus.... going to have an impact tonight
When I came to the Exeter game a few weeks back I sat down near the front of the Arkells and I would say that as many as 1 in 4 in that area of the stand would have been 60+ age range.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: BoA Vagabond on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 18:21:35
More pessimistic on numbers with 6,789 noisy reds and 78 from near Grimsby. 3-0 home win.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 18:41:22
Gonna give the iplayer thing a go tonight...I expect a better performance from Town than service, but let's see.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 19:35:53
No Hunt. Broadbent starts.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 19:36:05
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESNH8tRXYAAoeoT?format=jpg&name=medium)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 19:36:42
No Hunt tonight then so Fryers left back. Our bench is spectacular with attacking options


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 19:37:42
Come too early for Baudry to start it would appear, good luck to Broadbent, at least Fryers can sllot in naturally at left back.

Lyden obviously injured too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 19:39:00
Not much defensive cover,though.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Waffle on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 19:39:05
Is Hunt injured? Or just getting a rest as I think he played every game so far?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 19:41:56
Only Broadbents 6th 1st team start of the season after Newport, Crewe, Colchester (LC), B Rovers and Chelsea (both AMC), so far thats 1 win and 5 defeats.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 19:42:00
I suppose Grant is the defensive cover if it comes to that. Let's hope it doesn't!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: flammableBen on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 19:45:30
Anyone in the merlin?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 19:57:15
Quote from: Waffle
Is Hunt injured? Or just getting a rest as I think he played every game so far?

hunt hamstring
Lyden foot


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 19:58:09
hunt hamstring
Lyden foot
Wonder why Baudry hasn't returned to fitness yet too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Waffle on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:01:01
Confirmned Wellens has signed the contract


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:06:04
Broadbent's deserved a start.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:09:36
Scunthorpe fans seem to think they have rested a few players instead for Saturday.

No Eisa, van Veen


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:11:58
Scunthorpe fans seem to think they have rested a few players instead for Saturday.

No Eisa, van Veen
Both injured according to their manager earlier in the week.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:33:30
Whose that in the photo with Wellens 'signing' the contract?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:35:15
Whose that in the photo with Wellens 'signing' the contract?
Which photo?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:36:52
Steve Anderson you mean?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:39:14
The OSC’s round won’t have broken the bank.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:39:32
All Town so far, couple of nice crosses from Isgrove already.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:39:54
The OSC’s round won’t have broken the bank.
Wouldn't even break £100 I think.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:40:32
Booking for a Scunny player for an awful foul on Fryers.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:41:24
Steve Anderson you mean?

Oh, that's what he looks like?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:42:32
Scunny have a shot thats yards wide and weak after a mistake by Grant.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:44:11
Oh, that's what he looks like?

Yeah, could have been Milan Misun for all the evidence we’ve seen of his existence.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:44:43
Scunny player has another shot from 20 yards out thats gone even more wide. Threatens the corner flag.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:47:25
Nice play by DJ but his cross cant get past the keeper at the near post.

Good 1 2 with a Scunny player by DJ before that! :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:48:34
Corner to Scunny.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:49:18
Town having the better of the early exchanges but our passing has not been up anywhere near its usual standard by any of our midfielders.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:50:50
Weak foul given against Doughty with little contact, just outside the box in the corner.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:51:42
Well defender in the air by Grant, poor free kick.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:52:23
Poor pass by REG to Caddis, a bit hard.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:53:34
Are we missing the wind? Passing not on yet.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:55:04
Are we missing the wind? Passing not on yet.
Yes we have not got to grips with our passing at all yet.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:55:52
This is proper League 2 pinball so far.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:56:20
Scunthorpe sitting back a lot at the moment, we just can't get our passing together to break it down so far.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Cookie on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:57:54
Classic Tuesday night performance so far. Missing Lyden.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:58:46
Another poor shot by Scunny, luckily.

Pretty poor game so far.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:58:53
They’ve still had three “shots” to our none.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 20:59:51
We are passing much poorer than we hae been in the windy matches recently.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:00:12
Plym ahead.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:01:01
Yates offside after a lovely move by Caddis, Isgrove and DJ, the flick by DJ was sublime.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:01:38
Very quiet at the CG tonight, a bit of nerves around for some reason..


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:01:51
Yates offside after a lovely move by Caddis, Isgrove and DJ, the flick by DJ was sublime.

No it was Isgrove before he crossed.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:01:57
Plym ahead.
Grimsby in "still shit despite Holloway" shocker


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:03:24
35 yard shot just wide by Scunny, Benda touched it, corner to them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:04:19
Our passing is a yard off almost all the time at the moment.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:05:27
Looking rusty. How did the break work for Liverpool?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:07:35
Groundhog day. We've seen this game a hundred times before. We look rusty, they're sitting in. Can we nick it?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:08:07
Caddis wins a corner to Town.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:08:29
Groundhog day. We've seen this game a hundred times before. We look rusty, they're sitting in. Can we nick it?
Very similar to the Grimsby game only last week.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:09:24
Lovely control from Caddis.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:09:39
Caddis twists and turns in the box and shoots but its too close to the keeper with a cross/shot.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:13:16
Skillz from doyle


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:13:21
Free kick to Town 25 yards out centrally.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:13:45
Doyle’s header to himself round the defender is something I don’t think I’ve ever seen before.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:13:55
Not a bad effort by Caddis hits the bar.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:14:42
Now we’re getting coordinates. Gotta love iPlayer.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:15:10
Ifollow screensaver kicked in


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:15:37
27-2c-2a-2d-2c-2e
36-65-67-61-62-6d


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:16:37
27-2c-2a-2d-2c-2e
36-65-67-61-62-6d

Battleships?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:17:17
1-0 Doyle.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:17:28
Doyle but probably an OG.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:17:35
At last. Great touch from Pele. Though it’ll be given as an og.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:17:47
I think we can give Doyle that one.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:18:12
Great timing for the goal just before HT.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:18:51
Lovely turn and cross by DJ to set it up. Excellent strength on the header by Doyle.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:19:39
I think we can give Doyle that one.

We can, unfortunately i don’t think it officially will be


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:19:47
Doyle's all the way. Now let's have another.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:20:06
Wild shot by Yates after a nice set up by Doyle.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:20:30
We can, unfortunately i don’t think it officially will be

It was heading in without the touch, so it's Doyle's.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:20:45
I think Isgrove might come into this one. He’s looking tricky.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:21:30
1 min added.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:22:05
I think Isgrove might come into this one. He’s looking tricky.
His best game for months IMO. Closely followed by Broadbent who has been excellent.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:22:31
It was heading in without the touch, so it's Doyle's.

It was a good foot or two away from goal before the defender headed it in though. og for me I’m afraid.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:22:36
HT 1-0, comfortable.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:23:42
It was a good foot or two away from goal before the defender headed it in though. og for me I’m afraid.

It will be Doyle's - any attempt to stop the ball going in, when the ball is on target, never gets recorded as an OG.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:23:50
Let's push on and get a couple more


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:23:52
Solid if not excellent, Broadbent and Isgrove excellent, Caddis playing really well too. No poorly performing players but out passing not quite up to its normal standard at the moment. DJ can create something from nothing.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Boeta on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:24:40
Quality half from Caddis.

Great to see Isgrove back near his best.

Watching REG and Broadbent try to pass it show how lucky we’ve been with Baudry-Fryers at CB in an attacking sense


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:25:09
Scunthorpe have come to frustrate so another would be good to put them away.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Cookie on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:25:44
Doyle's defo, was going in with GK nowhere near so the defender's intervention was inconsequential.

Don't look particularly good but can't argue with the scoreline. Scunthorpe will need to change their approach at some point.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: flammableBen on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:25:44
I haven’t seen us play for ages. And we’re good. Shit hope I don’t curse it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:26:03
Pedestrian 45 mins. Yates not at his best, passing astray - but 1 up.

I’d get the Admiral on after 60 minutes.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:26:07
Will take the 1-0 but we are very very sloppy and is stemming from the centre backs. REG keeps passing the ball off the pitch and Broadbent is showing why he doesn’t start more constantly lumping it long, he’s played the same high cross field hoof to Isgrove probably the 10 times and their defender has headed every single one, absolutely brain dead.

But hey we are winning, it was on target so is Doyle’s goal.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:27:13
The ball was going in regardless of whether the defender got a touch to it - it's Doyle's.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:28:08
The ball was going in regardless of whether the defender got a touch to it - it's Doyle's.

Yep.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:28:51
Exeter currently sitting in 2nd place beating Crewe 1-0, a draw would be handy in that game. Muff 3-0 up vs Grims.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:29:05
Pedestrian 45 mins. Yates not at his best, passing astray - but 1 up.

I’d get the Admiral on after 60 minutes.

You’re right. Hadn’t thought about it, but Yates’s worst half in a very long time.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:29:18
The ball was going in regardless of whether the defender got a touch to it - it's Doyle's.
I hope they give it to Doyle.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:30:38
You’re right. Hadn’t thought about it, but Yates’s worst half in a very long time.
Yates is not at his best but hes been tightly marked all game and had to come deep to get the ball a few times, his shot from 20 yards was wild though.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:31:23
Yates is not at his best but hes been tightly marked all game and had to come deep to get the ball a few times, his shot from 20 yards was wild though.

And his pass to the bench.  ;D


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:32:54
Blimey. Plym reserves 3-0 up on Grim.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:33:06
Looks to me like we could expose their left back if we work it well - Caddis and Isgrove have been left in space a few times which means they are overloading somewhere else.  As we switched DJ out left for a bit I guess they are keeping tight tabs on him.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:34:19
And his pass to the bench.  ;D
TBF I think every Town player has had 1 or 2 really shocking passes so far, very unlike us.

Possession Swindon 66% so far, Scunthorpe will be relying on hitting us on the break as they have first half, another goal early and I think we will go on and score a few more.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:35:39
Looks to me like we could expose their left back if we work it well - Caddis and Isgrove have been left in space a few times which means they are overloading somewhere else.  As we switched DJ out left for a bit I guess they are keeping tight tabs on him.

It’s funny. Grimsby did exactly the same. It’s not as if DJ has been our standout performer over the last month. Given where he comes from, it’s as if scouting has a regional bias.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:38:29
Goal officially given to Doyle.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:41:43
Lovely low cross by Fryers, but its cleared in the box. Nice play by Yates before it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:43:07
Dive by the defender under little pressure by DJ, ref gives a foul.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:44:09
Corner to Scunny.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:44:46
Yates lucky to get away with a touch on the attacker in the box.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:49:07
Just wide from a good cross by Isgrove, defender nearly puts it in his own net.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:49:33
Look at McArdle’s shorts.  :eek:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:51:16
Doyle should have scored there from 6 yards, didn't quite get enough on it after a nice tackle by Fryers sets up Doughty who makes a great dribble and cross.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:52:38
Decent shot from 20 yards, easily saved by Benda under the bar.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:53:04
Att: 7,583.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:53:35
Muskwe coming on for Isgrove.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:53:46
Good performance by Isgrove today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:54:59
Crewe level

in front of a beefy 4,221 crowd with 157 away fans  :shrug:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:56:01
I don't understand why the fuck we don't try shots from free kicks very often.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:56:07
Crewe level
Nice!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:56:08
Crewe level

Nice.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:57:56
Town now on 70% possession according to the BBC.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:58:55
Grimsby draw level get one back don't score. WTF


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 21:58:58
Fryers for me having a really good game too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:00:59
Great tidying up by REG to break up a chance.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:02:14
I want another goal for us


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:02:42
Doyle fouled but the ref ignores it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:03:26
Doyle elbowed by the big defender.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:03:40
We need another goal


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:04:52
Scunny break but its an easy save by Benda.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:05:18
DJ’s been way below par today


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:05:34
Scunny quite a needlessly dirty team this half.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:06:06
Anderson on for DJ.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:06:42
Anderson on for DJ.

Pay me later Wellens.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mother Brown on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:08:44
Come on Keshi


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:08:46
Lovely play by Doughty but Muskwe first touch was poor in the box.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:09:34
Anderson probably should have passed there rather than trying to take his man on.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:10:09
2-0 Doyle!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:10:34
Fantastic turn and pass by Doughty to Doyle who chips the keeper from 15 yards.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:10:36
Doyle all made by Doughty.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:10:51
2-0

Game, Set and Match.

Afforded ourselves a free hit v Numb now.

 :pint: :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:10:52
 :toocool: get the feck in


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: WR5 on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:10:57
get in


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Processed Beats on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:11:13
Nice little finish. Should wrap that up.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:11:16
I would take Yates off and get some game time for Woolery or Hope.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:12:33
League goal number 25 for the season by Doyle.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ardiles on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:13:20
Refreshing the TEF matchday thread every 30 secs for an entire game can be quite exhausting.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:13:49
Doughty is fucking loving it tonight.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Waffle on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:13:52
Doughty adding more flare now he is further forward


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:13:57
I would take Yates off and get some game time for Woolery or Hope.

Yep. Good call. Or even Palmer for me, to make him part of the side.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Waffle on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:15:16
Yep. Good call. Or even Palmer for me, to make him part of the side.

Id like to see maybe Doyle off, Palmer on, put Anderson out wide and Admiral or Yates down the middle


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:15:41
Yep. Good call. Or even Palmer for me, to make him part of the side.
Yeah that could be a good idea.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ardiles on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:16:34
Does anyone else avoid looking at the live League table during games for fear of jinxing things?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:17:47
Doyle so close there, could easily have been 3.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:18:03
Does anyone else avoid looking at the live League table during games for fear of jinxing things?
Normally yes!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:18:46
Although if you look right now it looks bloody good!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:18:54
Palmer on for Grant.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:19:14
Debut for Palmer.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:19:23
Normally yes!
You're both wasting your time... I look about 20 times😖


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:20:01
Anderson sells Palmer short with his first touch, no chance with that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:20:33
Christ. Palmer’s first involvement was awful.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:20:56
Great save by Benda from the free kick but it goes out for a corner.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:21:16
Christ. Palmer’s first involvement was awful.
More Anderson fault than Palmers TBH.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Waffle on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:21:23
Great save by Benda from the free kick but it goes out for a corner.

It feels so much more solid with Benda for us


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ardiles on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:22:03
Although if you look right now it looks bloody good!

I once managed to walk half way across Brooklyn Bridge while avoiding the temptation to look behind me...and then turned around at the half way point to see the Manhattan skyline revealed all at once.  It was almost overwhelming.  Similar kind of thing with the League 2 table at full time.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:22:44
Nice first pass by Palmer sets up Anderson.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:23:31
Our match could be the first to finish for once!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:23:40
I once managed to walk half way across Brooklyn Bridge while avoiding the temptation to look behind me...and then turned around at the half way point to see the Manhattan skyline revealed all at once.  It was almost overwhelming.  Similar kind of thing with the League 2 table at full time.
Understandable!

4 mins added.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Waffle on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:23:48
REG and Broadbent have been a good partnership tonight in my opinion.

Broadbent with confidence again is a pretty damn good backup.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:24:35
I once managed to walk half way across Brooklyn Bridge while avoiding the temptation to look behind me...and then turned around at the half way point to see the Manhattan skyline revealed all at once.  It was almost overwhelming.  Similar kind of thing with the League 2 table at full time.

An amazing sight isnt it, the skyline i mean


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:25:20
Doyle so nearly finds himself with his own header...again!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:25:24
An amazing sight isnt it, the skyline i mean

Meh. The League 2 table.   :beers:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:25:45
REG and Broadbent have been a good partnership tonight in my opinion.

Broadbent with confidence again is a pretty damn good backup.
I agree, I think they have both been very solid.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:27:02
Nobody has played badly at all tonight, very solid.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:27:36
FT 2-0 very solid workmanlike performance very happy with that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: reeves4england on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:28:20
Just waiting on that final whistle from Exeter now...


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:29:57
Some outstanding performers... Doughty, Fryers, Caddis, Broadbent and REG. As well as Isgrove.

Nice with Exeter and Crewe drawing, couldn't have turned out much better TBH.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:30:26
Job done. Not great in the first half but our quality showed through in the 2nd.



Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:30:38
doooooooooyles baaaaaaack


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Waffle on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:30:59
Exeter 1 - 1 Crewe FT


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:32:48
Lovely stuff all round. The reds are going up.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:32:52
It is now safe to look at the table, 3 points clear of Crewe and 4 clear of Plymouth and Exeter with a game in hand!

Noice.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:33:49
11 games left for us.

3 points clear of 2nd, with 1 game in hand - potentially 6 points clear.
4 points clear of 4th, with 1 game in hand - potentially 7 points clear.
14 points clear of 8th, with 1 game in hand - potentially 17 points clear.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:34:15
Plus 2 Tuesday wins in the league ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: reeves4england on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:34:24
It is now safe to look at the table, 3 points clear of Crewe and 4 clear of Plymouth and Exeter with a game in hand!

Noice.

The chasm in GD between us and Exeter is almost worth an extra point too. Tonight couldn't have gone much better really.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:34:39
Best of all, only my second correct TEF league prediction of the season.

Doughty magisterial MoM. He’s moving into the Calderwood/Culverhouse level of man-love territory.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ardiles on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:34:42
It is now safe to look at the table, 3 points clear of Crewe and 4 clear of Plymouth and Exeter with a game in hand!

Noice.

The big reveal at FT was marvellous.  I did enjoy it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: cdakev on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:35:04
Big 3 points, strength in depth, bring on FGR. Could be a big week for us.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:35:15
A " regulation" 2-0 home win.  With a "routine" brace from Doyle.  Doesn't get better than that. :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:35:38
The chasm in GD between us and Exeter is almost worth an extra point too. Tonight couldn't have gone much better really.
Absolutely, Plymouth could have lost but Crewe and Exeter drawing is the icing on the cake of winning on a Tuesday at home with a clean sheet, with our first 25 league goal striker for the first time in many years!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:42:28
Doughty magisterial MoM. He’s moving into the Calderwood/Culverhouse level of man-love territory.

He was magnificent today.  Even better than my perennial motm, Grant.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:45:28
Awesome! :-)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:46:05
Enjoyed that. Not the prettiest of games but a clear gulf in class and we always looked in control. Doughty was excellent, lots of other solid performances. Delighted to see GP back among the goals, second one was a classy finish.

Table starting to look good again! Need the win on Saturday as all other auto promotion contenders have what look like straightforward matches.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:48:08
Can't win on a Tues   ☑
Wind tunnel required ☑
Numb is "must win"   ☑
POs still not secured ☑
Still a one man team ☑

 :soapy tit wank:
 :pint: :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 22:54:12
Still top of the league


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Super Hans on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 23:02:03
Thought the game was terrible quality wise with loads of misplaced passes but won't catch me complaining with three points. Doughty, Fryers, Grant, Caddis all very good. Just struggled to put moves together going forward. Nice to see Keshi involved again and he looked good on the ball as well as playing a beautiful defence splitting pass.

Thought Yates was our only poor performer but he's been great for us this season on the whole.

Excited to see us in League 1 again. Only a matter of time now I think.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 23:09:41
Lyden out for the season but signing a new deal


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 23:10:41
Probably the worst performance since Newport, but still too much quality for Scunny. Doughty was unplayable in the 2nd half, but poor in the first. Thought Caddis and Isgrove had very good games also, and obviously nice to see GP scoring again, plus Anderson make his comeback. Poor Jaiyesimi couldn't do anything right all game, but he's been immense this season.

Did anyone else hear the announcer crack an unintentional vegan joke at the end of the game, when he announced that we entergrain Forest Green on Saturday?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 23:19:27
It was a helluva pass to Caddis by Keshi, SuperHans.  He and DJ are tremendous catalysts and make an ideal sub one for the other.  

It may be a little random to single out Benda and Broadbent but I shall anyway!

I think Benda's confidence has grown to match his undoubted abilities and that confidence spreads throughout the defence.

Also, after his early season, personal uncertainties, it is really pleasing to see how effectively Tom Broadbent has slotted in as a very reliable "cover" defender.

All in all, our all star team is becoming a pretty mean one too.



Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 23:21:55
Granty already posted on twitter, good to see Keshi back  :toocool:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 23:23:33
Had to miss the match, was never going to make it back to the CG from Devon in time for kick off. :(

Great result....take each game as it comes and....win it!

Three points closer to glory!

Hopefully thump Forest Gump Rovers on Saturday!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: SleafordRobin on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 23:26:57

It may be a little random to single out Benda and Broadbent but I shall anyway!

I think Benda's confidence has grown to match his undoubted abilities and that confidence spreads throughout the defence.


Agree, whilst the accolades rightly go to the creative players, Benda insils confidence in the defence & fans, he is a class act.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 23:29:18
Had to miss the match, was never going to make it back to the CG from Devon in time for kick off. :(

Great result....take each game as it comes and....win it!

Three points closer to glory!

Hopefully thump Forest Gump Rovers on Saturday!

Usual?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 23:34:12
Goals are up on Sky -

https://www.skysports.com/football/swindon-vs-scunthorpe/report/410858 (https://www.skysports.com/football/swindon-vs-scunthorpe/report/410858)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Super Hans on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 23:40:54
It was a helluva pass to Caddis by Keshi, SuperHans.  He and DJ are tremendous catalysts and make an ideal sub one for the other.  

It may be a little random to single out Benda and Broadbent but I shall anyway!

I think Benda's confidence has grown to match his undoubted abilities and that confidence spreads throughout the defence.

Also, after his early season, personal uncertainties, it is really pleasing to see how effectively Tom Broadbent has slotted in as a very reliable "cover" defender.

All in all, our all star team is becoming a pretty mean one too.



Good shouts. Benda gives me as much confidence as Fods used too. Brilliant keeper. Felt sorry for Broadbent first half. Was obviously chosen by Scunthorpe as the one they'd allow to bring the ball out from the back and through no fault of his own had to go long more often than not. Was a bit disappointed that nobody really showed for the easy ball a lot of the time. Defensively he and REG looked secure.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 00:29:27
Lyden out for the season but signing a new deal
And a result of training on the AstroTurf with Wellens having another dig at the training situation. I don’t understand how anyone can’t agree that our own training ground is an absolute priority.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 00:35:20
And a result of training on the AstroTurf with Wellens having another dig at the training situation. I don’t understand how anyone can’t agree that our own training ground is an absolute priority.

Who’s arguing, apart from Highworth Town Council?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 00:38:53
Who’s arguing, apart from Highworth Town Council?
A lot of our fans see it as a waste of money and money should be spent on the squad.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Pax Romana on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 00:44:12
Really good first few minutes and I thought we were going to hammer them but then we fizzled out.  Lucky to be ahead at half time.  Whole series of misplaced passes with Edmonds-Green the worst culprit.  Grant as solid as ever but thought Caddis was the only player offering any real spark.  Great header by Doyle.

Second half was much more convincing and in end we were comfortable winners.  

Scunthorpe were poor. That was an excellent postponement.

Another good day for us.  We are nearly there.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 03:45:37
Thought the majority of our passes were about a yard short all evening - even those that reached their target. I winced more than once when it looked like a pass would get intercepted.

REG was guilty all night of misplaced passes but some great covering to balance it out.

For me, DJ has been off the boil for a few games now - maybe a rest is in order.

As has been said, Doughty was class all night, Broadbent didnt miss a thing and Fryers is so much better as a full back than CB.

Big shame about Lyden.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Frigby Daser on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 07:21:30
Great that Lyden has signed for next season. Suggests talks may have started with others - such as Isgrove and Anderson. Just get that training ground sorted! What’s the latest on it, does anybody know?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 07:29:57
Quote from: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey
and Fryers is so much better as a full back than CB.
.

I'm not disagreeing with your assessment, only watched about 45 yesterday, but early season it was completely the opposite!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 07:30:45
Quote from: theakston2k
A lot of our fans see it as a waste of money and money should be spent on the squad.

definitely not the mood in here.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 08:02:16
Thought the majority of our passes were about a yard short all evening - even those that reached their target. I winced more than once when it looked like a pass would get intercepted.

REG was guilty all night of misplaced passes but some great covering to balance it out.

For me, DJ has been off the boil for a few games now - maybe a rest is in order.

As has been said, Doughty was class all night, Broadbent didnt miss a thing and Fryers is so much better as a full back than CB.

Big shame about Lyden.

Pretty much as I see, however, over hit passes were in abundance as much as intercepted short short ones, maybe we ought to stop training in the wind tunnel now the better weather is nearly here? Caddis MOM for the DNA and I just shading Doughty. AG has or appears to have lost some sparkle recently though going off with a slight hammy may mean he has been carrying it for a while. Isgrove who I like is not the same as the early season Isgrove. Broadbean I’m pleased for, played well.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 08:08:11
And a result of training on the AstroTurf with Wellens having another dig at the training situation. I don’t understand how anyone can’t agree that our own training ground is an absolute priority.
I presume that the promise of one is one reason why Wellens signed a new contract.

Someone rumouring Power may be off at the end of the season - with £12m in his arse pocket. Can’t see him going just yet and certainly not getting £12m for the club.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 08:44:25
Don't Panic ....... a comfortable two goal win tonight. All will be well at the County Ground.
Told you so  !!!!!!.   COYR COYR COYR


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 09:13:43
I presume that the promise of one is one reason why Wellens signed a new contract.

Someone rumouring Power may be off at the end of the season - with £12m in his arse pocket. Can’t see him going just yet and certainly not getting £12m for the club.
Cants see Wellens committing to a long contract if the owner was planning to sell in a couple of months, sounds like another rumour with no substance.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 09:20:35
I presume that the promise of one is one reason why Wellens signed a new contract.

Someone rumouring Power may be off at the end of the season - with £12m in his arse pocket. Can’t see him going just yet and certainly not getting £12m for the club.
12 million!?!?  I'm sure Power would piss himself laughing at that suggestion 😁... some things just aren't worth repeating mate😉


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 09:26:23
Not for the first time a poor performance but a very good score line and win. You could tell they were rusty but as Welles’s said 2nd half was so much better.

Our passing and creativity was well off the mark but we had 4/5 real moments of quality and we scored from 2 of them. Doughty mom again so brilliant through balls, wish he would pull the trigger the odd time himself.

There was a previous game where the opposition let Zakuani be free on goal kickers and then under pressure it would get mis-passed or hoofed. This is how scunny lined up with Broadbent and for the first 25 it worked. not necessarily due to broadbent either but of the back 4 he is probably the 4th choice to play out. Doughty though came left back for most goal kicks and began to control and switch the game.

Scunthorpe had chances but Benda wasn’t worked bar one outstretched save which possibly was wide. the win was very important who cares how we play let’s get it done.

The good thing about this team is we can carry players not on form and it doesn’t effect the result. DJ and Yates were very very quiet- even isgrove for me is still lacking for the majority.

Admiral aka the new Adebayo is massively off a starting place it’s scary.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 09:49:31

Admiral aka the new Adebayo is massively off a starting place it’s scary.

Do you mean:

a. because he is good but there is so much competition that he doesn't get a look in.
b. because he isn't very good.

I assume the latter?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 09:52:11
Lyden out for the season but signing a new deal
Sorry, but I always question whether this is 'Tansmedia'!

I saw someone say that he had a foot injury. Do we know more?

That will be a bit of a blow I would have thought as we seem to be much better with than without him.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 09:53:11
From what I've seen he's a bit "raw".
Not currently playing at L2 standard, but that's not to say getting more experience won't rectify that and more.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 09:54:11
I saw someone say that he had a foot injury. Do we know more?

Lyden out for season with something or other that needs an op. Picked up on astro-turf in training (Wellens, BBC Wilts post match)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 09:56:20
Do you mean:

a. because he is good but there is so much competition that he doesn't get a look in.
b. because he isn't very good.

I assume the latter?

yes definitely b. Sometimes due their reputation at the parent club and how much Welles’s liked him I expected more. I haven’t seen one glimpse yet but it might be game needed. He was played through last night and had a 10 yard touch out of play. Haven’t seen a shot. Might be leathal!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 10:20:13
Do you mean:

a. because he is good but there is so much competition that he doesn't get a look in.
b. because he isn't very good.

I assume the latter?

He's nothing like Adebayo either, why did you pick him as a comparison?

He's played about 45 minutes of league football, nothing like giving a guy a chance is there!! Also quoted the wrong person NMH! Sorry! :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 10:20:44
I presume that the promise of one is one reason why Wellens signed a new contract.

Someone rumouring Power may be off at the end of the season - with £12m in his arse pocket. Can’t see him going just yet and certainly not getting £12m for the club.

As the club's total losses are c.£!3m on the latest results I assume just getting back what he is putting in to keep us as a going concern.

Did anyone else see Kieran Maguire the football finance expert published a summary of the accounts.


Swindon Town lost nearly £1.7 million in 2018/19 taking total losses to almost £13 million #STFC https://t.co/6FJ23TC2yl

Swindon total borrowings ⬇️ £800k mainly due to repayments to Lee Power #STFC https://t.co/sbFPTWM8fd


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 10:20:56
There was a time, not that long ago, when being faced with a team sat deep in their own half would have seen us struggle to break them down.
Now I feel that it’s just a matter of time.

So what is the best approach against us at home?
Maybe a higher press to try and force the mistake when playing out from the back.
The misplaced pass under pressure or being caught in possession in our own half has often looked to have been the oppositions best hope, but then comes the lack of quality to take advantage or some good recovery play.

Their number 20 Gilliead looked a decent player.

Good turnout for a chilly Tuesday evening as well.

Should be a very different game on Saturday assuming that FGR still favour a possession based approach.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 10:36:20
Goals are up on Sky -

https://www.skysports.com/football/swindon-vs-scunthorpe/report/410858 (https://www.skysports.com/football/swindon-vs-scunthorpe/report/410858)

When you consider the weather we have had, the pitch looks bloody good.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 10:38:14
From what I've seen he's a bit "raw".
Not currently playing at L2 standard, but that's not to say getting more experience won't rectify that and more.

That's how I would describe him, raw but you can tell there is something very good there and he is a decent impact sub, made a real difference when he cam on at Carlisle, albeit sadly with no end product.

The actually odd one out seems to be Hope who I assume was purchased as a Doyle/Yates replacement and now seems a little surplus already.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 10:48:15
He's nothing like Adebayo either, why did you pick him as a comparison?

He's played about 45 minutes of league football, nothing like giving a guy a chance is there!! Also quoted the wrong person NMH! Sorry! :)

Your being sensitive. I said he is massively off a starting place and he is- no one can dispute that.
To me his touch and style of play reminds of Adebayo?

I'm not writing the lad off. Again. I am saying he is massively off a starting place. better options on the bench.   


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 10:49:45
Lyden out for season with something or other that needs an op. Picked up on astro-turf in training (Wellens, BBC Wilts post match)
Ankle injury, needs operating, hasn't played enough games to trigger automatic option to extend but Wellens intends to offer him another year anyway to honour the spirit of the initial offer.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 10:50:55
Your being sensitive. I said he is massively off a starting place and he is- no one can dispute that.
To me his touch and style of play reminds of Adebayo?

I'm not writing the lad off. Again. I am saying he is massively off a starting place. better options on the bench.  

And he hasn't started a game so the club have it pretty spot on then, he was only ever going to be an impact sub unless D or Y got injured.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 10:54:35
And he hasn't started a game so the club have it pretty spot on then, he was only ever going to be an impact sub unless D or Y got injured.

So why is everyone jumping on the comment like I have said something outrageous? I wrote loads about last night. some people just want an argument when there isn't one to be had.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 10:55:52
Your being sensitive. I said he is massively off a starting place and he is- no one can dispute that.
To me his touch and style of play reminds of Adebayo?

I'm not writing the lad off. Again. I am saying he is massively off a starting place. better options on the bench.   

I don't think I am being sensitive. I just think you need to allow players a bit more time before saying they aren't good enough to be in the match day squad. And with all due respect to your possibly endless footballing knowledge but I trust Jewell and Wellens knowledge of bringing in players, they've done well so far.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:05:28
I don't think I am being sensitive. I just think you need to allow players a bit more time before saying they aren't good enough to be in the match day squad. And with all due respect to your possibly endless footballing knowledge but I trust Jewell and Wellens knowledge of bringing in players, they've done well so far.

fucking hell bob jog on. with all due respect lets close all forum chat on players because we aren't allowed an opinion unless they have have played x amount of games and because management know better than us.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:07:28
fucking hell bob jog on. with all due respect lets close all forum chat on players because we aren't allowed an opinion unless they have have played x amount of games and because management know better than us.

Who said you're not allowed an opinion?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:11:38
He's nothing like Adebayo either, why did you pick him as a comparison?

He's played about 45 minutes of league football, nothing like giving a guy a chance is there!! Also quoted the wrong person NMH! Sorry! :)
I agree, hes head and shoulders better than Adebayo, in the Grimsby game he looked a real handful, last night he was played wide right which is not his position as he has played each time he has come on, hes a striker and we can only judge him fully when hes started a game as a striker IMO.

Everyone is entitled to an opinion and to voice it I just disagree with singingiffys comment is all, no need to get defensive about it.

I think Muskwe will turn into a decent player, unlike Adebayo.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:12:11
fucking hell bob jog on. with all due respect lets close all forum chat on players because we aren't allowed an opinion unless they have have played x amount of games and because management know better than us.
You expressed an opinion. He disagreed. You countered, he countered. That's kind of how it works?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:14:00
Fuck me we must be doing well now we are arguing for the sake of it!  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:15:37
Fuck me we must be doing well now we are arguing for the sake of it!  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:
No we're not


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:19:03
No we're not

Fuck off Barry!!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:19:33
I don't think I am being sensitive. I just think you need to allow players a bit more time before saying they aren't good enough to be in the match day squad. And with all due respect to your possibly endless footballing knowledge but I trust Jewell and Wellens knowledge of bringing in players, they've done well so far.

True, though they also brought in Adam May. Sometimes it just won't work out, whatever the reasons.

I thought it was a pretty terrible cameo last night. Still, I think that's all I've seen of him so he obviously deserves more of a chance than that, but I'd be pretty pissed off if I was Hope or Woolery too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:20:51
Iffy is right - He's miles behind Hope and Woolery on the evidence presented (i.e. his performances), and I'm surprised he got the nod ahead of either of those two, especially in the wide forward position.

Last night - we started well, then sort of ground to a halt for 20 mins. We've seen it a number of times this season that we struggle a little when teams sit off and allow our back-up CBs to bring the ball out. Fryers and Conroy do it so well, REG and TB less so. Way too many slow, Hollywood diags.

Still, we carved out a couple of decent chances, took one with Doyle's mad-neck header and then the second half was a different ball game. A little more space, but way more speed in ball movement. Doughty's second half was the best 45 mins I've seen all season. He was unplayable.

Fryers was so good. We need two of him, but if we only have one, I prefer him at CB in this side because of the previously mentioned issues. Doyle and Caddis also good. DJ off a little. Yates was really poor compared to his usual standard - work rate was bang on but quality was miles off.

Still, a comfy win, never out of second gear and a good result down in Devon.



Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:22:47
Fuck off Barry!!
:D


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:32:47
Iffy is right - He's miles behind Hope and Woolery on the evidence presented (i.e. his performances), and I'm surprised he got the nod ahead of either of those two, especially in the wide forward position.


Well if you are looking at presented evidence Woolery has basically been consistently gash since we signed him and Hope hasn't exactly pulled up any trees in his appearances (although he has scored a couple).

I think these discussions are positive however in the strength of depth we have in the squad, especially up front where we are blessed with players who offer different attributes.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:33:46
True, though they also brought in Adam May. Sometimes it just won't work out, whatever the reasons.

I thought it was a pretty terrible cameo last night. Still, I think that's all I've seen of him so he obviously deserves more of a chance than that, but I'd be pretty pissed off if I was Hope or Woolery too.

I have only seen him in the Exeter game and last night. There's no disputing that is no where near enough minutes to say whether he will end up good or not but to me he didn't look any good.  


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Boeta on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:34:54
You have to trust what Wellens is seeing in training for the most part.

Factor in that Woolery was set to leave on deadline day until it fell through (and will presumably leave in the summer) whilst we may fancy having Muskwe on a season long deal next yr


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:36:04
fucking hell bob jog on. with all due respect lets close all forum chat on players because we aren't allowed an opinion unless they have have played x amount of games and because management know better than us.

Jog on? Really?

All I am saying is that I think you are harshly judging what Muskwe can do given his lack of gametime. Not sure your Akinfenwa comparison is accurate either but of course you are welcome to your opinion as I presume I am?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:38:37
Well if you are looking at presented evidence Woolery has basically been consistently gash since we signed him and Hope hasn't exactly pulled up any trees in his appearances (although he has scored a couple).

I think these discussions are positive however in the strength of depth we have in the squad, especially up front where we are blessed with players who offer different attributes.

In previous years we haven't had any strength in depth at all and the bench has always looked terrible.

That is why i highlighted the two players from last night because of all the attacking strength on the bench and the options available i think different choices could have been made.

On the flip side of that Wellens may have bought admiral on pure and simple for experience and minutes due to being 2 ni and comfortable. had we have needed a goal i would have hoped (no pun) either of the other two would have been first choice in his thinking.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:39:22
we aren't allowed an opinion

You're allowed an opinion, just the same as everyone else is allowed to think your opinion is stupid.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:42:43
Jog on? Really?

All I am saying is that I think you are harshly judging what Muskwe can do given his lack of gametime. Not sure your Akinfenwa comparison is accurate either but of course you are welcome to your opinion as I presume I am?

If only you had only mentioned that instead of the dismissive "And with all due respect to your possibly endless footballing knowledge". lets move on


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:46:53
I have watched every minute Muskwe has played for Swindon so far and he is raw, he has obvious talent but every time he has played he has been played out of his natural position as a wide striker/winger, which he himself said in an interview that he is not, but he is desperate to take his chance in league football for the first time.

3 mins vs Exeter, when he hardly touched the ball, 24 mins vs Carlisle when he looked handy and created a couple of chances, 13 mins vs Grimsby when he looked a real handful and 29 mins last night when he ran around a lot but misplaced a few passes and didn't look a threat.

Its unfair to fully judge him until we have seen him play from the start and in his natural position.

He has played a total of 69 minutes of league football so far, but for me he has shown enough glimpses that he has talent and pace, its a massive step up from U23 football to league 2 and Wellens is bedding him in gently.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 12:01:18
If only you had only mentioned that instead of the dismissive "And with all due respect to your possibly endless footballing knowledge". lets move on

Fair enough, that comment was uncalled for by me, it was meant to be light-hearted but I apologise as it does appear to be quite cunty :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 12:24:51
So why is everyone jumping on the comment like I have said something outrageous? I wrote loads about last night. some people just want an argument when there isn't one to be had.

You'll need to get used to it, if you make a reasoned argument on here.... I'm surprised your comment hasn't been shunted off into another thread with an abusive title.

FWIW I'd say Admiral is a Jan window punt..... a bit like Ben House last season.  We managed to get from August to Jan with effectively only 2 proper front men in the squad, conventional wisdom would say you need some cover or bench use for your strikers... so need 4 at least in a squad.  Having got into the mix we've now got the required numbers in.  As a punt it might come off it might not.... if Admiral could score say  3 goals by season''s end he'll be doing OK.  Hope already has 2, one very important so is on track to be considered a squad success.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 12:31:42
You have to trust what Wellens is seeing in training for the most part.

Factor in that Woolery was set to leave on deadline day until it fell through (and will presumably leave in the summer) whilst we may fancy having Muskwe on a season long deal next yr

I agree with this.

Its a shame things haven't really worked out for Woolery, especially given we paid a reported 350k for him (that may not be accurate). He has improved certain attributes, he is much better in the air, still has searing pace etc but his finishing and decision making remains patchy at best.

I think Keshi has improved more than Kayne personally.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 12:33:07
You'll need to get used to it, if you make a reasoned argument on here.... I'm surprised your comment hasn't been shunted off into another thread with an abusive title.

 :girlgiggle:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 12:44:24
You'll need to get used to it, if you make a reasoned argument on here.... I'm surprised your comment hasn't been shunted off into another thread with an abusive title.

FWIW I'd say Admiral is a Jan window punt..... a bit like Ben House last season.  We managed to get from August to Jan with effectively only 2 proper front men in the squad, conventional wisdom would say you need some cover or bench use for your strikers... so need 4 at least in a squad.  Having got into the mix we've now got the required numbers in.  As a punt it might come off it might not.... if Admiral could score say  3 goals by season''s end he'll be doing OK.  Hope already has 2, one very important so is on track to be considered a squad success.

I'm still unconvinced with Hope and although he's scored a couple of crucial goals and he may score a few more before the seasons out I've not yet seen enough to convince me he would be league one standard but I may be wrong!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 12:47:24
I agree with this.

Its a shame things haven't really worked out for Woolery, especially given we paid a reported 350k for him (that may not be accurate). He has improved certain attributes, he is much better in the air, still has searing pace etc but his finishing and decision making remains patchy at best.

I think Keshi has improved more than Kayne personally.
Not seen much of Keshi this year but he seems to have come on leaps and bounds... looked like a player who didn't know his best position in previous years, flattering to deceive more often than not. Perhaps being transfer listed was exactly what he needed as motivatino to kick on.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 12:56:44
Its a shame things haven't really worked out for Woolery, especially given we paid a reported 350k for him (that may not be accurate). He has improved certain attributes, he is much better in the air, still has searing pace etc but his finishing and decision making remains patchy at best.

I think Keshi has improved more than Kayne personally.
Completely agree Keshi has kicked on more, but one area I don't think Woollery gets enough credit for is in the "assists for assists" (e.g. knockdown headers to play someone in etc) - he has shown an ability this season to unlock games where we're getting snarled up by coming on and offering something different. You're right he isn't getting the goals he perhaps should and he hasn't kicked on in the way Keshi has, but there is improvement there. He is being useful whereas in previous seasons there was very little end product.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 13:00:42
Completely agree Keshi has kicked on more, but one area I don't think Woollery gets enough credit for is in the "assists for assists" (e.g. knockdown headers to play someone in etc) - he has shown an ability this season to unlock games where we're getting snarled up by coming on and offering something different. You're right he isn't getting the goals he perhaps should and he hasn't kicked on in the way Keshi has, but there is improvement there. He is being useful whereas in previous seasons there was very little end product.

not just assists for assists but also assists! 2 goals and 7 assists in 20 starts.

compare that to isgrove 0 goals and 5 assists in 24 starts. (all 5 in first 7 games)

the change in his heading ability is incredible.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 13:13:28
Completely agree Keshi has kicked on more, but one area I don't think Woollery gets enough credit for is in the "assists for assists" (e.g. knockdown headers to play someone in etc) - he has shown an ability this season to unlock games where we're getting snarled up by coming on and offering something different. You're right he isn't getting the goals he perhaps should and he hasn't kicked on in the way Keshi has, but there is improvement there. He is being useful whereas in previous seasons there was very little end product.

Would you give him another contract?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 13:17:42
Woolery has really worked on his heading this season and I think he looks our best attacking threat now to high balls played into the box, his long throw are also an asset at times, his pace has always been good but its his decision making that the problem, if he improves his crossing he will be a good player in this league or L1.

He has lost his way a bit since Hope came in though and is unlucky to have lost his place to Isgrove but Isgrove was brilliant last night and a constant threat down the right with Caddis, his best game in months.

I would like to keep Woolery but feel he may move on in the Summer, hes a good impact sub and he does have a lot of assists to his name.

Personally I don't see what Wellens sees in Hope yet, yes hes scored a couple but he has looked well off the pace when he has played.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 13:24:09
I agree with this.

Its a shame things haven't really worked out for Woolery, especially given we paid a reported 350k for him (that may not be accurate). He has improved certain attributes, he is much better in the air, still has searing pace etc but his finishing and decision making remains patchy at best.

I think Keshi has improved more than Kayne personally.

Very disappointing player for me ref the Fee we paid.

Has all the stuff in the locker, if only you could install a footballing brain....so frustrating. Shoots when he should cross and passes when he should shoot.

Plymouth away a classic....tore the defender a new arsehole when he came on put in some good crosses but could of easily scored but dwelt on the ball and the chance was gone!

I think he will be off (whatever happens) and i wish him the best of luck.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 13:25:56
Would you give him another contract?
Hmm, difficult one. I like him and chuffed with how he's improved. But does he make enough of an impact to command a regular start? And if not, is he really going to be happy with continuing to be used as an impact sub? It's a role he's good at, but I'd have thought for his own sake, he'd want more than that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Boeta on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 13:35:04
Nutshell:
- useless for two seasons
- massively improved but still very flawed this season
- on balance a key part of getting us top of the league
- for whatever reason looks a cert to leave on July 1st so Wellens won’t waste appearances on him


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Exiled Bob on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 13:43:46
Very disappointing player for me ref the Fee we paid.

Has all the stuff in the locker, if only you could install a footballing brain....so frustrating. Shoots when he should cross and passes when he should shoot.

Plymouth away a classic....tore the defender a new arsehole when he came on put in some good crosses but could of easily scored but dwelt on the ball and the chance was gone!

I think he will be off (whatever happens) and i wish him the best of luck.
Agree with most of that, a really frustrating player to watch because he clearly has talent, but the Plymouth game was the best I've seen Woolery play and I don't recall the chance you are referring to. Watching the game live, the only "chance" that I thought he should have scored was from a corner (I think) when the goalie just nudged the ball past him......but, watching it again on the TV highlights, it wasn't as easy a chance as it looked live. Doyle misses a much easier one - set up by Woolery. 


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Riddick on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 13:49:10
His raw physicality gets him through league 2 games and he is complemented by a good team around him. Its not as easy to do that league one. Though players like Kayden Jackson are stealing a living so i'm sure Kayne could as well, just doubt it will be with us.



Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 14:03:30
Would you give him another contract?

Nope. Don't really see the improvement either.

What I would say is that I said the same about Anderson last year/pre-season, and he looked good (much improved) before injury.

Good luck to him. Hopefully he'll be a good signing for someone else.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 14:09:19
I want Woolery to be able to make the step up, but I can't see it happening.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 14:34:00

Personally I don't see what Wellens sees in Hope yet, yes hes scored a couple but he has looked well off the pace when he has played.

I suspect Hope was bought under the impression that Doyle, Yates or even both were not going to come back, thus he is already rather superfluous to requirements this season as he isn't going to get a game with them here.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 14:46:13
Who did he go and watch 5 a side??

https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1235150493548253186


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 14:48:31
Who did he go and watch 5 a side??

https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1235150493548253186
Must be Ginginho #GingerUnion


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 14:59:27
One minor moan about last night (apologies if it's already been mentioned, not scrolling back thru 34 pages), but the goal music seems to have been pushed up to earsplitting level in the Don Rogers and now lasts about twice as long as it used to. Don't mind an initial burst of goal music, but when it's that loud and goes on that long it completely obliterates fans celebrating.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 15:08:34
Right there is why forced mood music should be discontinued during  football matches.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Saxondale on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 15:15:44
One minor moan about last night (apologies if it's already been mentioned, not scrolling back thru 34 pages), but the goal music seems to have been pushed up to earsplitting level in the Don Rogers and now lasts about twice as long as it used to. Don't mind an initial burst of goal music, but when it's that loud and goes on that long it completely obliterates fans celebrating.

In the town end you cant hear it as the speakers cut out after 2 second.  I only knew who scored the first when the fans started singing 'Ginger Pele'.



Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 15:36:07
Agree with most of that, a really frustrating player to watch because he clearly has talent, but the Plymouth game was the best I've seen Woolery play and I don't recall the chance you are referring to. Watching the game live, the only "chance" that I thought he should have scored was from a corner (I think) when the goalie just nudged the ball past him......but, watching it again on the TV highlights, it wasn't as easy a chance as it looked live. Doyle misses a much easier one - set up by Woolery. 

It was when he raced through and dallied instead of shooting and was crowded out!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 16:03:25
I haven't read back - for me the key thing last might was that although we struggled against a very defensive team (almost a 9-1 formation first half - I think the modern idiom is "low block" ) we kept trying to move the ball around and ultimately made the breakthrough - as I have said about some previous games, this current squad / team find a way to win when Brown's / Flitcroft's teams would probably have drawn.
In the first half particularly we didn't move the ball quickly enough - we missed having Lyden and Hunt (who are both very good at playing one touch passes) available. We still managed to create a couple of chances, and the goal was a good turn by DJ and Doyle's stretch to direct the header was brilliant. Second half we largely controlled, and probably should have had more than one goal. There was a shift in our formation second half, with Fryers pushing further forward and also subbing Isgrove freed up space for Caddis to do likewise.
Doughty was outstanding in the second half, and Fryers  very good. Benda again demonstrated with his footwork, handling and one diving save that he is an outstanding keeper (better than Foderingham in my view, but I am sure others won't agree -  as they are entitled to do).
Only 5 more wins should be enough for top 3 now!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 16:36:01
Nope. Don't really see the improvement either.

What I would say is that I said the same about Anderson last year/pre-season, and he looked good (much improved) before injury.

Good luck to him. Hopefully he'll be a good signing for someone else.

Anderson seems to have been given a role to play which has really helped him.  The pressure is off a little on scoring but he seems to have been told to go and get on the ball and try and make stuff happen.  It suits him.  As good as DJ has been, I think he suits that role a little better at the moment and when fit should be starting.  I think Doyle has enabled this transition to some extent, as well as Yates.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 17:17:25
Caddis’s quality and range of skills - defence, wing-play, shots, free-kicks, shithousery - made me wonder whether anyone can remember a better late-career second-stint servant of the club. Despite the nostalgia of bringing old heroes back, who’s ever lived up to their previous standards? Moss, Mayes, Kamara, Viveash - none of them were as good second time around. Who’s done a better job for us coming back in their thirties?

Surprised he hasn’t been captain at any point this time around.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 17:50:53
Caddis’s quality and range of skills - defence, wing-play, shots, free-kicks, shithousery - made me wonder whether anyone can remember a better late-career second-stint servant of the club. Despite the nostalgia of bringing old heroes back, who’s ever lived up to their previous standards? Moss, Mayes, Kamara, Viveash - none of them were as good second time around. Who’s done a better job for us coming back in their thirties?

Surprised he hasn’t been captain at any point this time around.

Criminal he was without a club - just don't get it. Any side outside of the top 6 in L1 would be lucky to have him.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 17:54:49
Caddis’s quality and range of skills - defence, wing-play, shots, free-kicks, shithousery - made me wonder whether anyone can remember a better late-career second-stint servant of the club. Despite the nostalgia of bringing old heroes back, who’s ever lived up to their previous standards? Moss, Mayes, Kamara, Viveash - none of them were as good second time around. Who’s done a better job for us coming back in their thirties?

Surprised he hasn’t been captain at any point this time around.

Chris Kamara and Alan Mayes both did OK for us second time around.... at the time of the rumoured Caddis signing I made the point that there seemed to be a bit of a time limit on these signings, roughly if they left and re-signed say within 3 to 4 years that was about the limit.... those who did OK second time were within or around that limit... Caddis has shown it needn't be the case.  One of my theories happily wide of the mark.....


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 19:59:45
Caddis is essentially like a player who should never have left (in an ideal world). I'm sure had it been possible, he would've stayed with us the whole time. A model pro, some might say. Works hard, even when the chips are/we're down. In some ways he's as close to "loyal" you get in football now. He just knuckles down and is class to boot.

All about that experienced RB!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 20:06:33
Loyal? He’s had 5 clubs in the last 4 years!


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 20:23:55
Loyal? He’s had 5 clubs in the last 4 years!

Did you miss the quotation marks Quaggy? Potentially I may have used it in the wrong way. But my meaning is, that Caddis strikes me as an employee that if the conditions are right he will stay. A player/employee can have a "loyal mindset" but circumstances can mean that even the most loyal workers have to move on. Does that make them "disloyal"?

Essentially what I mean is (and we can't predict a clubs fate of course), and without going over too much old ground. Had Black not pulled the plug, PdC not been so erratic and we had more stability, then I think Caddis would've stuck around longer.

I'll add another note I used quotations for the word loyal because we are talking football players as an employment. So should be treated as loose as Nicky Butt's shin pads 😉


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Million Pound Man on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 21:38:09
good ground out win, wont live long in the memory.

goal music in the DRS was deafening and killed the post goal buzz  :badmood:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 22:09:51
Loyal? He’s had 5 clubs in the last 4 years!

Also a little harsh on Caddis because he spent 4years at Brum until 17. But didn't he get a lengthy injury that saw him go down the pecking order? Bury was obviously a stop gap to see out the rest of that season. Likely a lucky escape in some respects. On paper Blackburn looked like the right kind of fit for him but it didn't work out and he then went to Bradford for some kind of stability.

I don't think that questions his "loyalty", I think it shows a player that was looking for stability after injury and trying to get the right fit. You can be the most loyal employee going but if you're not wanted/surplus by your employer then you can't do much about it.

Also we have to remember, Caddis was one of the few players who actually stuck around for when we last got relegated to this wretched division. When many (possibly understandably in hindsight) we're jumping ship left, right and centre.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Pax Romana on Thursday, March 5, 2020, 12:09:23
Caddis’s quality and range of skills - defence, wing-play, shots, free-kicks, shithousery - made me wonder whether anyone can remember a better late-career second-stint servant of the club. Despite the nostalgia of bringing old heroes back, who’s ever lived up to their previous standards? Moss, Mayes, Kamara, Viveash - none of them were as good second time around. Who’s done a better job for us coming back in their thirties?

Surprised he hasn’t been captain at any point this time around.

Possibly heretical but, for me, two of the worst second stints were Don Rogers and Danny Williams.

Caddis was pushed rather than jumped which was incredibly stupid.  Think I may have said this before but reminds me of the even greater stupidity of letting Downsborough go in 74, allegedly over an extra £5 per week.

His return has made such a difference.  Doughty certainly stood out in the second half on Tuesday but it was Caddis who made the crucial difference in the first half.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, March 5, 2020, 14:07:42
I think The Don’s hip had gone when he returned to us.

I can remember absolutely nothing about Danny Williams’ second stint.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, March 5, 2020, 14:28:16
I think The Don’s hip had gone when he returned to us.

I can remember absolutely nothing about Danny Williams’ second stint.

Yep the Don was fucked.... still managed a couple of goals mind, enough to take up to Maurice Owen and Harold Fleming as someone who'd scored at least one league goal for us in 13 different seasons.  One season behind the obvious winner of that accolade on 14...

Danny did 11 years from 74 -85, in his second stint, firstly as gaffer to 78 and then general manager to 85


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Pax Romana on Thursday, March 5, 2020, 14:51:26
I think The Don’s hip had gone when he returned to us.


Yes it was.  My dad treated him when he came back from QPR.  He told him that if he played another season then he would be crippled before he reached 50.  His response was "I don't care, I want to play".

I saw what I think was his last goal, away at Chesterfield in a 1-0 win.

I've always been very proud that I watch the Town from the Don Rogers stand.