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Title: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 10:10:12
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, 10:22:49
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, 10:24:23
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, 10:33:07
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, 11:09:13
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, 11:11:01
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, 11:15:10
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, 13:54:52
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, 14:02:31
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, 14:28:32
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, 14:36:14
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, 14:39:01
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, 14:40:07
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, 14:43:22
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, 14:51:25
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, 14:59:54
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, 17:36:07
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, 17:44:15
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, 18:24:44
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, 18:26:36
I'm sat in my boxers.  :bye:


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 23:03:27
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, 09:05:42
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, 09:19:31
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, 09:43:29
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, 09:46:20
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, 10:06:32
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, 10:48:17
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, 10:50:31
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, 10:52:49
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, 11:02:38
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, 11:15:09
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, 11:15:58
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, 11:19:58
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, 11:23:14
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, 11:26:31
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, 11:42:39
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, 12:12:17
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, 12:53:23
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, 12:56:30
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, 13:10:43
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, 18:46:27
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, 19:47:59
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, 20:03:45
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, 20:05:15
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, 00:03:17
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, 03:35:56
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, 03:51:52
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, 06:58:10
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, 06:59:51
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, 09:14:08
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, 09:50:21
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, 09:53:38
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, 10:00:46
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, 10:46:11
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, 11:11:04
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, 11:17:31
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, 13:16:27
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, 13:53:43
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, 13:57:05
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, 13:59:43
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, 14:03:03
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, 14:09:09
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, 14:13:05
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, 14:40:21
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, 15:22:17
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, 19:03:35
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, 19:25:06
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, 19:27:08
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, 19:32:01
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, 08:08:52
I reckon P-P


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 08:10:04
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, 08:31:12
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, 08:48:54
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, 09:01:25
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, 09:16:14
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, 10:01:12
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, 10:02:10
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, 10:04:26
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, 10:10:35
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, 10:14:01
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, 10:15:56
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, 10:17:01
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, 10:20:32
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, 10:20:51
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, 10:21:58
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, 10:24:54
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, 10:28:20
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, 10:28:49
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, 10:33:09
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, 10:38:04
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, 10:40:57
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, 11:03:49
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, 11:21:27
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, 11:44:49
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, 11:51:22
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, 12:07:23
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, 12:08:02
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, 12:08:50
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, 12:13:11
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, 12:19:30
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, 12:25:09
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, 12:32:08
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, 12:32:17
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, 12:34:45
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, 12:38:48
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, 12:41:38
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, 12:43:18
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, 12:43:59
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, 12:54:51
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, 12:58:19
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, 13:32:34
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, 13:35:08
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, 13:43:09
Supermarines game is off now.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 13:43:39
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, 13:45:10
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, 13:45:37
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, 13:47:21
P-P apparently


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 13:48:08
Match off.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 13:48:18
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, 13:50:30
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, 13:51:43
And about face and retreat.


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 13:52:01
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, 13:52:30
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, 13:52:44
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, 13:53:31
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, 13:53:34
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, 13:53:51
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, 13:55:37
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, 13:57:05
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, 13:59:22
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, 13:59:52
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, 14:01:53
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, 14:06:30
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, 14:08:49
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, 14:20:49
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, 14:22:54
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, 14:27:10
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, 14:27:20
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, 14:29:11
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, 14:31:35
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, 14:34:09
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, 14:35:22
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, 14:36:51
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, 14:42:38
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, 14:42:52
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, 14:45:19
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, 14:47:05
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, 14:49:37
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, 14:49:47
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, 14:50:57
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, 14:51:29
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, 14:51:44
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, 14:53:30
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, 14:53:47
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, 14:57:46
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, 14:58:39
Cheers BB


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 15:17:09
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, 15:18:19
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, 15:36:13
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, 15:51:52
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, 15:53:20
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, 15:58:40
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, 16:08:08
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, 16:10:04
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, 16:11:22
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, 16:12:22
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, 16:13:13
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, 16:13:26
fight, fight, fight


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 16:15:47
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, 16:16:44
results looking good (so far)


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matc
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 16:22:46
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, 16:55:38
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, 17:20:42
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, 17:44:45
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, 17:45:21
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, 17:51:37
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, 18:34:44
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, 18:40:32
...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, 18:52:20
...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, 18:53:27
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, 19:00:32
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, 09:20:22
Likely replay?


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, February 17, 2020, 09:21:57
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, 10:13:55
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, 11:09:21
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, 11:15:03
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, 11:22:17
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, 11:23:34
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, 11:27:28
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, 11:34:41
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, 12:21:48
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, 11:51:14
Rearramged to 3rd march


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 11:58:50
Yay, a Tuesday night game


Title: Re: Swindon v Scunthorpe pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:31:49
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, 12:59:40
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, 13:00:38
Rearramged to 3rd march

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