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Title: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 16:23:02
Port Vale 1 up against ColU :)
Mansfield 1 up v Newport  :)
Exeter 2 up at Macc  :(


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 16:26:50
You missed Northampton one up at Walsall (meh!)


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 16:27:51
Port Vale 1 up against ColU :)
Mansfield 1 up v Newport  :)
Exeter 2 up at Macc  :(


We have The Silkmen A last game of the season too.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 16:30:59
Northampton 2-0 up


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 16:31:18
Cobblers 2 up now. The only games that really matter are Plymouth's and Exeter's.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 16:32:54
Macclesfield score v Exeter (1-2)


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 16:33:21
Quote from: Gnasher
The only games that really matter are Plymouth's and Exeter's.

slightly too early to say that for me


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 16:36:11
slightly too early to say that for me

Well yes, the larger gap there is between the play-off teams and the top three, the better.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 16:47:22
Some half time ska:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgCZN1rU5co


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:02:52
Vale 2 up against Colchester.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:03:28
Crewe score. Bollocks.

On the plus side, there's a 6 point gap to the play-off positions


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: donkey on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:03:53
Crewe one up.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:05:40
I was hoping for a Crewe win. Opening a gap from 4th place has to be the priority for me.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:07:23
Forest Green's capitulation continues at Oldham. Walsall get one back against Northampton.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:09:07
Plymuff equalise


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:09:26
Luke Jephcott's form has been impressive.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:09:54
Quote from: Flashheart
I was hoping for a Crewe win. Opening a gap from 4th place has to be the priority for me.

I guess it doesn't matter which of the other 3 fall away, as long as one does.


obviously today isn't going to be a killer blow to anyone.

it's all about what we do


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:10:17
Quote from: Gnasher
Plymuff equalise
FFS, they could have let me type my reply first!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:16:02
FVR really are the team that have fucked up. Reg spoke (where is he) about any potential wheels falling off regarding the Town, during this season. He's missed the glaring obvious one. Those at Nailsworth really are on borrowed broken barrows.

In other news Macc equalise!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:16:06
Go you Silkies! 2-2


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:17:18
FVR really are the team that have fucked up. Reg spoke (where is he) about any potential wheels falling off regarding the Town, during this season. He's missed the glaring obvious one. Those at Nailsworth really are on borrowed broken barrows.

In other news Macc equalise!
What Cooper does isn’t it, as soon as form drops off he’s completely clueless and just goes into denial and the blame game.


Title: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:18:26
come on Mac!

also FGR are 1-0 down to Oldham. Cooper will be turning his phone off tonight if they carries on


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:18:50
What Cooper does isn’t it, as soon as form drops off he’s completely clueless and just goes into denial and the blame game.

Match made in heaven there, especially with Vince.


Title: Re: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:20:33
What Cooper does isn’t it, as soon as form drops off he’s completely clueless and just goes into denial and the blame game.

Spoke to an FGR regular last night and all sorts of stories coming out from behind the scenes. He mentioned Bristol Rovers wanted Cooper but FGR were asking for £100K compensation so went elsewhere.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:22:02
Muff score


Title: Re: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:23:01
Spoke to an FGR regular last night and all sorts of stories coming out from behind the scenes. He mentioned Bristol Rovers wanted Cooper but FGR were asking for £100K compensation so went elsewhere.
Imagine asking for money for that fraud.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:23:45
Muff score

Not so good as they play their game in hand on Tuesday.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:23:50
bugger. come on Crewe


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:25:49
bugger. come on Crewe

Crewe usually score in injury time  ;D


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:26:09
15 big mins in that Plym v Crewe match. It's almost becoming as tight as the Championship's chuff in League Two!

Keeps it interesting.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:27:40
Vale 3 up  :eek:


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:28:24
15 big mins in that Plym v Crewe match. It's almost becoming as tight as the Championship's chuff in League Two!

Keeps it interesting.
I still have a suspicion Exeter and Crewe will fall away, they seem to lack in squad depth.

Looking at some of the turnarounds the weather is having a massive impact so I’m glad we aren’t playing.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:29:23
Walsall equalise.

Good set of scores so far. Just need Crewe to equalise.


Title: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:31:17
check out boo's Twitter and see that Crewe miss!

https://twitter.com/stfcboo/status/1228717678879223809?s=19


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:35:09
Bradford still slipping towards mediocrity drawing now with Cambridge


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Leggett on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:35:29
That is a thing of beauty...


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:37:29
Fucking Exeter with a late goal again!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:39:13
ffs


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:40:16
..and it was all going so well. All down to us of course, but it helps when the opposition fork it up.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:41:31
Bradford losing


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:41:44
Cambridge winning now  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:44:25
Cambridge winning now  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:
That late goal has just netted me £252


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:45:26
Northampton losing again


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:45:40
Some perspective...

Crewe have still to play Exeter, ColU, Vale, Northampton, Newport & Bradford.
Muff have Bradford, Exeter & Northampton.
Exeter have Northampton, Crewe, Plymouth, Bradford.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:47:51
That's that then Plymouth and Exeter both win.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: adje on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:49:17
Not the best of days but still top


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:52:46
I reckon Salford will make the playoffs.

them, Cheltenham and Mansfield away are my pick out hard games.

But truth be told 'on paper' predictions are pointless and become less predictable the later the session goes


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 17:56:16
Tight as a nun’s chuff at the top now.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 18:00:04
Salford's form is quite erratic. Although there's still plenty of time, I think everyone below Bradford are pretty much done now as far as promotion pushes are concerned.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Banker on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 18:03:09
Not the best of days but still top

Yes, you are. Had we won 10-2, you wouldn’t have been !



Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 18:05:05
Yes, you are. Had we won 10-2, you wouldn’t have been !



However, you didn’t.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 18:06:20
 We've a better idea now of where we are at with gih more or less out of the way except for Plymuff....  and we're in the mix, but still plenty to do. Cheltnumb probably can't be ruled out... a grinding side with a trip to te CG to come, and we know what that means.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 18:07:02
Quote from: Costanza
Salford's form is quite erratic. Although there's still plenty of time, I think everyone below Bradford are pretty much done now as far as promotion pushes are concerned.

you're right. I thought they were on a run, but looking at their results I thought wrong


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 18:11:02
Yes, you are. Had we won 10-2, you wouldn’t have been !



You just scraped over the line at the end versus Macclesfield  ;)
A tough ish run in for you, muff and Crewe.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 18:20:55
Why all the doom & gloom? Bradford, Northampton & Crewe all lost. Games in hand used up, and we're still top. Exeter won't carry on getting jammy late winners much longer. We're fine.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 18:47:38
Why all the doom & gloom? Bradford, Northampton & Crewe all lost. Games in hand used up, and we're still top. Exeter won't carry on getting jammy late winners much longer. We're fine.
Exeter’s last 3 games have been against 18th, 23rd and 24th so hardly surprising they’ve picked up points, they’ve still got all their harder games to come.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 18:50:17
Macclesfield have an immediate say in what happens at the top with home game against Plymouth on Tuesday and away to Crewe in a local derby next

Their form is pretty dreadful at the moment but hopefully they avenge that Crewe 95th min equaliser a few weeks ago.

Feel like Crewe, Exeter and Plymouth have put in a tremendous run to get back on our coattails but at least one of them can't keep it going.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Uncletrunx on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 21:15:04
Had we won 10-2, you wouldn’t have been !

The Dutch have an expression:

"If my aunt had a dick, she'd be my uncle."


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: woolster on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 21:29:14
The Dutch have an expression:

"If my aunt had a dick, she'd be my uncle."
:nod:


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Banker on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 21:42:11
Exeter’s last 3 games have been against 18th, 23rd and 24th so hardly surprising they’ve picked up points, they’ve still got all their harder games to come.

We all know those scrapping to stay up are often the toughest opponents, especially at home, and at the business end. 4 relegation battlers to face on their own patch for the run in, won’t be easy for you at all.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 21:44:42
We all know those scrapping to stay up are often the toughest opponents, especially at home, and at the business end. 4 relegation battlers to face on their own patch on the run in, won’t be easy for you at all.

I know what you mean, but there's only 1 going down this season and they are pretty much out of it already. Other teams at the bottom won't be as desperate as they usually would.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Banker on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 21:48:48
I know what you mean, but there's only 1 going down this season and they are pretty much out of it already. Other teams at the bottom won't be as desperate as they usually would.

Now you’ve ruined my evening.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 22:48:32
On seeing the 3 other contenders, I’ve got to say Exeter are the least impressive. When 1 falls away, it’ll be them.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 22:56:55
On seeing the 3 other contenders, I’ve got to say Exeter are the least impressive. When 1 falls away, it’ll be them.

Depends when you’ve seen them. Fans of Colchester, Newport or Bradford won’t rate us much.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 23:14:40
I’ve seen them play us. What other criteria am I likely to use?


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 23:31:02
Depends when you’ve seen them. Fans of Colchester, Newport or Bradford won’t rate us much.
Bet they'd gladly swop places with us though.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Red Frog on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 01:48:13
I’ve seen them play us. What other criteria am I likely to use?

I don’t know, the fact they’re second in the league with the least goals conceded. All fans do it, but I’m not sure judging any team purely on your own team’s games against them is a very good indicator of their quality over a season.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 02:14:53
It’s called an opinion


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Red Frog on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 03:08:47
It’s called an opinion

I’ve come across these before. They tend to need heavy reality-testing.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 03:14:29
It's a bit fucking angsty in here today, innit?


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Red Frog on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 03:25:57
It's a bit fucking angsty in here today, innit?

Only among those who’ve just got up and those still to go to bed now.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 06:37:02
I’ve got another opinion as well - but you’d probably not want to hear that one either.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Red Frog on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 06:58:54
I’ve got another opinion as well - but you’d probably not want to hear that one either.

On the contrary, but be prepared for someone to challenge it.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 08:42:19
Well my opinion is this - Yes, it is as tight as the proverbial gnat's chuff at the top. There are four teams there who deserve to go up automatically but only 3 can.

The good news is that we are at the front of that group, albeit there will only be a fag paper between us if muff win on Tuesday as we have to expect them to do.

You have to think though that the massive effort and investment that went into the squad in the January window will gradually pay off as the season grinds on and we enter the home stretch. I've been convinced since early September that we're the best team in the league and I still believe that.

I am sure this will be reflected in the league table at 5.00pm on the 25th April*



*I'll still gladly take 2nd or 3rd if offered it now!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Banker on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 11:01:40
On seeing the 3 other contenders, I’ve got to say Exeter are the least impressive. When 1 falls away, it’ll be them.

Understandable 'opinion', considering the other two have beaten you this season, as you've beaten them. That said, no other team, yet, has taken 4 points or more from us as you've done already. The first game quite evenly matched and the second neither side being particularly 'impressive' due to the strong wind, although you coped far better.

By rights yourselves and <spit> Argyle should be a given, with Crewe and ourselves scrapping for third place, but as the man once said. "it's a funny old game, Saint".  :D


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 11:07:35
Understandable 'opinion', considering the other two have beaten you this season, as you've beaten them. That said, no other team, yet, has taken 4 points or more from us as you've done already. The first game quite evenly matched and the second neither side being particularly 'impressive' due to the strong wind, although you coped far better.

By rights yourselves and <spit> Argyle should be a given, with Crewe and ourselves scrapping for third place, but as the man once said. "it's a funny old game, Saint".  :D


I would put you before Plymouth as they've been indifferent throughout the season where you have always been consistent. Crewe have a really hard run in so it may be them that miss out but there's still 39 points to play for. As for the play offs Port Vale have run into some form where as Salford have picked up a little and could make a late run and Colchester and Northampton have started to wobble and Cheltenham have been our bogey team for a few years so can't be overlooked as we play them home over Easter


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 11:25:21
Understandable 'opinion', considering the other two have beaten you this season, as you've beaten them. That said, no other team, yet, has taken 4 points or more from us as you've done already. The first game quite evenly matched and the second neither side being particularly 'impressive' due to the strong wind, although you coped far better.

By rights yourselves and <spit> Argyle should be a given, with Crewe and ourselves scrapping for third place, but as the man once said. "it's a funny old game, Saint".  :D

I have nothing to back up my opinion other than the games I’ve seen of the other 3. That, and the remaining fixtures for everybody. I suppose there’s a possibility it may well be us that drops out of the autos but, again, our remaining fixtures would deem that unlikely.

It’s the fixtures where you play Argyle and Crewe that could give us an advantage - a bit more so with the number of games left diminishing.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 11:35:08
Not the best of days but still top
I avoided any scores until the games were long over as it would have frustrated me watching the scores come in.

11 points clear of 'Fampton in 8th place on the same number of games.

If 'Muff win their game in hand they will go top on goal difference with 3 teams on 63 point, but they still have to win it! I would rathe rhave points on the board than games in hand.

Still glad to still be top even though we didn't play, could have been worse.

Doesn't get much tighter at the top.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 12:05:55
I avoided any scores until the games were long over as it would have frustrated me watching the scores come in.

11 points clear of 'Fampton in 8th place on the same number of games.

If 'Muff win their game in hand they will go top on goal difference with 3 teams on 63 point, but they still have to win it! I would rathe rhave points on the board than games in hand.

Still glad to still be top even though we didn't play, could have been worse.

Doesn't get much tighter at the top.

Only if they win by 5 clear goals surely? Their GD is 17 at the moment I believe.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 12:09:00
Only if they win by 5 clear goals surely? Their GD is 17 at the moment I believe.
Yeah 4-0 would put them on equal goals scored/conceded/difference as us, I looked quickly and thought it was 2 goal.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 12:25:30
I see their game in hand is being played on Tuesday away at Macclesfield, so a 4-0 win is actually possible given their position in the table. Macclesfield have picked up just 1 point from the last 5 games.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 12:30:23
I have nothing to back up my opinion other than the games I’ve seen of the other 3. That, and the remaining fixtures for everybody. I suppose there’s a possibility it may well be us that drops out of the autos but, again, our remaining fixtures would deem that unlikely.

It’s the fixtures where you play Argyle and Crewe that could give us an advantage - a bit more so with the number of games left diminishing.


With the injuries we've had along with extreme wind recently it's been a great leveler but give Wellens a full squad and decent pitches in March then we become a real force again and will no doubts give one or two teams a hammering


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 12:38:10
I see their game in hand is being played on Tuesday away at Macclesfield, so a 4-0 win is actually possible given their position in the table. Macclesfield have picked up just 1 point from the last 5 games.

Highly likely, but Macclesfield only lost by a late goal to Exeter on Saturday so fingers crossed.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 12:41:00
Highly likely, but Macclesfield only lost by a late goal to Exeter on Saturday so fingers crossed.
Yeah they don't ship masses of goals lately but Plymouth are on a high and Macc less so.

Still we can keep our fingers crossed for an unlikely upset.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 12:42:55
As a footballing side Crewe and Plymouth are up there with Swindon and streets ahead of Exeter and the following pack from what I have seen of us playing them and in highlights.

I would like Exeter to come up as they are my local league side so easy to get to, but I feel it will be the play offs for them.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 13:06:16

With the injuries we've had along with extreme wind recently it's been a great leveler but give Wellens a full squad and decent pitches in March then we become a real force again and will no doubts give one or two teams a hammering

I agree wholeheartedly with is comment. We have a team that plays good football, certainly at our level and the better weather and pitches are just around the corner for us to take advantage of.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 13:08:37
I agree wholeheartedly with is comment. We have a team that plays good football, certainly at our level and the better weather and pitches are just around the corner for us to take advantage of.


Spot on and Wellens would be very aware of this hence happy not to play yesterday


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 13:30:49

Spot on and Wellens would be very aware of this hence happy not to play yesterday

I do wonder how much Input into the postponement Wellens had? If the PP was contrived then I’m all for it, a master stroke.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Benzel on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 14:08:52
The big question mark for me hangs over Crewe, largely out of ignorance I must admit but do they have the experience to hold their nerve? I know they have youngsters with a lot of appearances but does that equate to the mental toughness of someone a little older for this run in?

Sent from my CLT-L09


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: RedRag on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 14:19:49
Reg Minor here.

If we were the ones to drop into the playoffs, how about being joined by Bradford, Colchester and Newport?


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 14:26:35
I do wonder how much Input into the postponement Wellens had? If the PP was contrived then I’m all for it, a master stroke.
My first reaction to Mrs Taylor on hearing of the postponement was, "Wellens got his way then"... :nod:

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/18237849.swindon-town-manager-richie-wellens-insists-strong-gusts-caused-storm-dennis-postpone-games-avoid-farcical-play/


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Banker on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 14:28:26
As a footballing side Crewe and Plymouth are up there with Swindon and streets ahead of Exeter and the following pack from what I have seen of us playing them and in highlights.

I would like Exeter to come up as they are my local league side so easy to get to, but I feel it will be the play offs for them.

“Streets ahead” ? To date we’ve taken 4 of the available 6 points from Crewe and Argyle, scoring 5 and conceding 1, you must have missed those particular highlights !



Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 14:37:37
“Streets ahead” ? To date we’ve taken 4 of the available 6 points from Crewe and Argyle, scoring 5 and conceding 1, you must have missed those particular highlights !




crewe arguably play the more attractive football but have a tough run in and Exeter just don't know when they are beaten


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 14:53:49
“Streets ahead” ? To date we’ve taken 4 of the available 6 points from Crewe and Argyle, scoring 5 and conceding 1, you must have missed those particular highlights !


I must have, I can only comment on what I have actually seen and I say it how I see it, no offence meant as you obvious think very highly of your own team, understandable so, but we only ever see the highlights on Quest and in the game we actually play, its rare to see a whole game involving the other teams in this league as so few are ever shown live by Sky etc.

Crewe and Plymouth were the only sides to match us footballing wise for me.

Some teams play well against certain teams, we cannot play well against Colchester, Newport or Cheltenham, but we have played well against almost all the rest.

Your boys obviously picked their game up against the bigger sides.

Footballing wise we outplayed Walsall yet you drew with them, you thrashed your neighbours but we struggled against them, you were mullered by Cambridge but we totally outplayed them in both games.

The league is very open and pretty much any team can on its day comfortably beat anyother team.

I still hold my view that for getting the ball down and playing good football Swindon, Crewe and Plymouth are easily the best I have seen.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Exiled Bob on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 15:02:13
Some teams play well against certain teams, we cannot play well against Colchester, Newport or Cheltenham, but we have played well against almost all the rest.
I'd say the only team we haven't played well against out of those is Newport. We should have beaten both Colchester and Cheltenham as were by far the better team. Sloppy defending did for us.......Newport, yeah, we were shite. Conditions also a factor to consider, though, especially at Newport. Although I think we were pretty awful at home to them as well....


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 16:18:05
I’d back us in any of our remaining fixtures to be honest. We’ve beaten all the top teams since Christmas and taken apart 2 of the form teams in Port Vale and Northampton so I’ve no doubt we’ll continue in the same vein against the lesser teams. We play in an expansive way that creates a lot of chances so even if the struggling teams just come and sit in the odds of them being able to do that for 90 minutes is pretty slim. As the weather improves (hopefully) it will only play further into our hands.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: REDBUCK on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 17:52:12
Beware of Grimsby, unbeaten in 5 and Holloway as manager


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: donkey on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 20:27:07
I'd say the only team we haven't played well against out of those is Newport. We should have beaten both Colchester and Cheltenham as were by far the better team. Sloppy defending did for us.......Newport, yeah, we were shite. Conditions also a factor to consider, though, especially at Newport. Although I think we were pretty awful at home to them as well....


We were.  We were shite at Crewe,  too. Bloody belting in a load of other babes, mind.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 20:36:55
Beware of Grimsby, unbeaten in 5 and Holloway as manager
This, they are on a good run, a real upturn in form, they will probably bring about 500+ and always get behind their fishy team.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 20:53:57
I'm going to that game, I'll bring the tartare sauce


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, February 16, 2020, 21:21:02
I'm going to that game, I'll bring the tartare sauce

I have some lovely Sicilian lemons. A squeeze of juice over the fish will go nicely. The rest can be given to the naysayers to suck on.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, February 17, 2020, 05:19:20
‘Squeeze me lemon, til the juice runs down my leg’


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, February 17, 2020, 10:03:20
I went to the Amalfi coast for a wedding a couple of years ago in August (fucking roasting) and the lemons there were the size of king edwards! Mahooosive fuckers!

Beautiful Limoncello out there.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Monday, February 17, 2020, 10:23:02
Bob's lemon  :)


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: bamboonoshop on Monday, February 17, 2020, 12:20:32

Beautiful Limoncello out there.

Had some lovely smooth Limoncello in one of the Towns around Lake Garda and then some more "acquired" Grappa!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Monday, February 17, 2020, 12:43:51
This, they are on a good run, a real upturn in form, they will probably bring about 500+ and always get behind their fishy team.
Conceded 7 in those 5 games though so obviously not great at the back so could be ideal for us.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, February 17, 2020, 12:50:28
Conceded 7 in those 5 games though so obviously not great at the back so could be ideal for us.
Absolutely, there SHOULD be goals, neither side have the best defensive record TBH.

Grim have lost 5 games on their travels, the same number Swindon have.

In the away game under the last manager they relied on HOOOOF to Hanson a lot, I haven't seen them much under the Bristol Mr Punch yet. His teams used to play on the deck a lot though.

The Grim fans are very very confident on their forum that they can get a result on Saturday.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Monday, February 17, 2020, 12:54:14
Some also think the crowds going to be 4-5k  ;D


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: suttonred on Monday, February 17, 2020, 12:54:33
Confidence is one thing, turning up and doing another. We've dropped a couple of points in our last 10 home games. Bookies will have them 3-1 at best. If the boot was on the other foot I'd be worried.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Monday, February 17, 2020, 12:56:29
Absolutely, there SHOULD be goals, neither side have the best defensive record TBH.

Grim have lost 5 games on their travels, the same number Swindon have.

In the away game under the last manager they relied on HOOOOF to Hanson a lot, I haven't seen them much under the Bristol Mr Punch yet. His teams used to play on the deck a lot though.

The Grim fans are very very confident on their forum that they can get a result on Saturday.
I tend to ignore what their fans think as at the start of the season they reckoned they’d be pushing for automatic promotion. 3 of the games in their unbeaten sequence have been Morecambe, Stevenage and the Vegans so I think we may be overestimating them slightly. If we play our usual game we’ll be just fine.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, February 17, 2020, 13:03:57
I tend to ignore what their fans think as at the start of the season they reckoned they’d be pushing for automatic promotion. 3 of the games in their unbeaten sequence have been Morecambe, Stevenage and the Vegans so I think we may be overestimating them slightly. If we play our usual game we’ll be just fine.
My major concern is the wind will be a leveller if it is as forecast to be pretty windy again.

The other thing is that Grimsby have only ever won at the County Ground 2 times in 23 matches with Swindon winning 15 of them.

Although both those wins have come in the last 5 meetings since 2000.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Monday, February 17, 2020, 13:19:44
We'll batter them, there'll be no breadcrumbs here  :)


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, February 17, 2020, 13:20:03
Wasn’t it last season they were awarded that ridiculous penalty for a foul 5 yards outside the box?


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, February 17, 2020, 13:20:05
We'll batter them, there'll be no breadcrumbs here  :)
Aye aye Captain.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, February 17, 2020, 13:24:56
Wasn’t it last season they were awarded that ridiculous penalty for a foul 5 yards outside the box?
No, the away game there was a penalty for handball that was outside of the area, by Preston.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Monday, February 17, 2020, 13:26:47
My major concern is the wind will be a leveller if it is as forecast to be pretty windy again.

The other thing is that Grimsby have only ever won at the County Ground 2 times in 23 matches with Swindon winning 15 of them.

Although both those wins have come in the last 5 meetings since 2000.
Forecast says 17mph winds on Saturday, that’s nothing major.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Monday, February 17, 2020, 13:37:02
We'll batter them, there'll be no breadcrumbs here  :)

Codswallop! Best not underestimate small fry.  ;)


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, February 17, 2020, 13:42:25
No, the away game there was a penalty for handball that was outside of the area, by Preston.
Previous season - and there wasn’t even a foul!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yik0XRY5eyw


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 09:13:41
Plymouth at Macclesfield tonight,  a win by 5 goals or more would not be good for us.  Come on Macclesfield.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 09:44:00
Macclesfield 1-0 Muff att: 1,654 (463 cornish men)


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 09:44:16
Plymouth at Macclesfield tonight,  a win by 5 goals or more would not be good for us.  Come on Macclesfield.

It is what it is. Points will be dropped throughout the top 4 between now and late April.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Banker on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 10:39:01
Macclesfield 1-0 Muff att: 1,654 (463 cornish men)

Love it !  :girlgiggle:


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 10:49:15
Macc lads 0-3 Muff att: 2,251 (863 pasty fuckers there). Jephcott, Sarcevic & Hardie scoring.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: river monster on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:20:33
Macc can nick something 1-1


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 20:44:55
Come on Macc


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 20:50:24
COME ORRRRRNNN MACCLESFIELD.

YOU CAN DO IT.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 21:08:37
Yesssss 1-0


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 21:09:23
Get the fuck in!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 21:26:40
Macclesfield winning at half time.

COME ON YOU --- whatever your nickname is.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 21:26:58
Got BTTS, 1+ corners, each team in each half @2/1

Plus Pox game (O1.5 gls & 8+ corners) @evens.

Looking pretty fruity atm.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 21:27:35
Macclesfield winning at half time.

COME ON YOU --- whatever your nickname is.
Silks

or

Silkmen :)


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Simon Pieman on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 21:35:52
The Macclesfield commentary duo is more like a comedy duo.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:04:01
70% possession and 1 shot on target. Keep it up muff  :)


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:10:53
I need a Plymouth goal for my bet to win...but we sing want that!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:17:37
I need a Plymouth goal for my bet to win...but we sing want that!

Bloody jinx  :no:


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:17:49
PLYMOUTH MISS AN 84th MIN PENALTY!!!

The stars are aligning boys! This is our year!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Exiled Bob on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:19:09
They've just scored....


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:19:17
PLYMOUTH MISS AN 84th MIN PENALTY!!!

The stars are aligning boys! This is our year!
1-1 now....


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:20:20
Come on Silkmen, hold out. (or get a winner)


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:20:37
They've just scored....

Yep, they missed a peno and then I checked back.....they scored 87th fucking pilgrims! Bet is in though  :pint:


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:21:42
Yep, they missed a peno and then I checked back.....they scored 87th fucking pilgrims! Bet is in though  :pint:
They scored the rebound to the penalty


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Processed Beats on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:21:56
They’re going to get a last minute winner again...


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:23:24
They’re going to get a last minute winner again...
Well they should do as they have the best fans, best players, best manager etc in the league as their fans keep telling us.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:26:28
They scored the rebound to the penalty

Weird, my app must've had a hell of a delay. A goal went on at the time of the pen then it was removed. I was doing something else and checked back and it said "Goal Plymouth 87th".

Anyway, they'll end up nicking it. They may already have!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:27:53
FT 1-1


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:29:24
Decent result.

Well done Macclesfield.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:29:54
FT 1-1

That'll do. Two HUGEE points dropped by the Pasty Shaggers!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: adje on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:30:43
All relevant games in hand used up and still top


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:34:02
We *should* hopefully start building a bit of a gap between us and 4th in the next few games.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:35:41
Exeter have a tough one this Sat and Plymouth could stumble against a team that have won 4 in recent weeks after a couple of weeks of multiple games and long trips.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:36:36
We *should* hopefully start building a bit of a gap between us and 4th in the next few games.
Plymouth have Cambridge who have won 4 on the bounce and Exeter have Northampton away. Crewe have Macc so let’s hope they can do the same as tonight.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:36:42
It's very tight, I just hope we start to turn the screw and put pressure on the other 3 who have to play each other (sort of)


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:49:02

We *should* hopefully start building a bit of a gap between us and 2nd in the next few game !!!!!.



Even better.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:53:28
We *should* hopefully start building a bit of a gap between us and 4th in the next few games.

quote author=Flashheart link=topic=58095.msg1536842#msg1536842 date=1582061642]


We *should* hopefully start building a bit of a gap between us and 2nd in the next few games !!!!.
[/quote]


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:54:57
Sorry FH,   mucked that post up big time !!.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 23:05:03
Definitely a bonus. The wheels looked to have dropped right off at Macc in recent weeks.... if Macc drop out of the league before May it will make the top 4 a mess... as it stands we'd be on 60 with a GD of 18, behind Crewe with 60 and a GD of 20, but above Muff on 60 with a GD of 17. Exeter would be the big losers of 6 points down to 57.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 23:14:59
Definitely a bonus. The wheels looked to have dropped right off at Macc in recent weeks.... if Macc drop out of the league before May it will make the top 4 a mess... as it stands we'd be on 60 with a GD of 18, behind Crewe with 60 and a GD of 20, but above Muff on 60 with a GD of 17. Exeter would be the big losers of 6 points down to 57.

Macc will hold on til seasons end at least. It's not quite a Bury situation. Appreciate the concern but I don't think the scenario proposed above will be relevant.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 23:23:06
Don't they still have an outstanding case for not fulfilling fixtures ?,   they had  a 6 point deduction earlier in the season but I'm sure they have another case to answer.   Anyway even with another 6 points deducted they would still be 2 points ahead of Stevenage,  administration is the thing that would change it all around,  but as Bamboo said, hopefully that won't happen.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 10:21:52
Pleased for Macclesfield, a massive point in their relegation struggle.

Anyone else who profits from 'Muffs not winning is just a bonus. :D


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 10:35:43
Don't they still have an outstanding case for not fulfilling fixtures ?,   they had  a 6 point deduction earlier in the season but I'm sure they have another case to answer.   Anyway even with another 6 points deducted they would still be 2 points ahead of Stevenage,  administration is the thing that would change it all around,  but as Bamboo said, hopefully that won't happen.
I think the deduction was 6 points with 4 further points suspended.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 12:04:56
The Swindon v Plymouth Twitter spat heats up!

https://mobile.twitter.com/Swindon_Live/status/1229884891883589636?cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjc18y&refsrc=email


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 13:05:07
Last summer I bemoaned the quality of Plymouth's pre-season dealings, stating that I envied some signings, and Argyle fans got in an awful tizz over that (misinterpreting what I had posted).

Plymouth need to go up otherwise their fans are going to go absolutely loco... I suspect they will be unhappy if they go up 2nd, 3rd or via Play-Offs too!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 13:17:10
Last summer I bemoaned the quality of Plymouth's pre-season dealings, stating that I envied some signings, and Argyle fans got in an awful tizz over that (misinterpreting what I had posted).

Plymouth need to go up otherwise their fans are going to go absolutely loco... I suspect they will be unhappy if they go up 2nd, 3rd or via Play-Offs too!
Plymouth fans remind me of Liverpool fans. A massive overinflated overinflated opinion of themselves and need everyone to be telling them how great they are. It's borderline insecurity.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 13:20:00
Based on a very small sample size, every male who lives in Devon/Cornwall under the age of 30 who has never lived anywhere but their home town is a massive bellend. The whole region suffers from small town syndrome

The Venn diagram of this segment and Plymouth fans would have quite a large overlap I imagine


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 13:24:26
Plymouth fans remind me of Liverpool fans. A massive overinflated overinflated opinion of themselves and need everyone to be telling them how great they are. It's borderline insecurity.
Yep, way too big for this league etc etc.

Probably the biggest budget in this league, 2nd biggest average attendace and biggest away following average in this league.

Their fans expect to be going up as champions as Rich says, they always have been quite an arrogant set of fans, my step daughters cousins are all Plymouth fans and they seem to think they have a god given right to be in the Championship, their natural home...apparently.

Massive over inflated opinion of their self worth.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 13:29:18
I have no issue with having expectations, that's fine. We have them too.

Argyle fans just aggressively pounce on everything.

Positives - FUCK YOU
Negatives - FUCK YOU
No Opinion either way? FUCK YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 13:35:07
It is what it is. Points will be dropped throughout the top 4 between now and late April.
Mystic Costanza.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 13:35:36
Based on a very small sample size, every male who lives in Devon/Cornwall under the age of 30 who has never lived anywhere but their home town is a massive bellend. The whole region suffers from small town syndrome

The Venn diagram of this segment and Plymouth fans would have quite a large overlap I imagine

I remember a surfer telling me the closer you got to Land's End, the more likely you were to get punched in a pub. I can see the attraction in punching some surfers though!

I've a friend who is a Plymouth fan from Bodmin and he's the funniest man I've ever met. He's seen the world however, so maybe that's why.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 13:36:51
I have no issue with having expectations, that's fine. We have them too.

Argyle fans just aggressively pounce on everything.

Positives - FUCK YOU
Negatives - FUCK YOU
No Opinion either way? FUCK YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU
If you say anything on Twitter that doesn't say they have the best away fans for example you get absolutely bombarded. Last week we had more fans at Northampton than they did at Salford and as a result we had days of their fans telling us why their following was better because of distance etc. Even the club itself are as bad trying to mock our away following before the New Years day game. At the same game I said I thought their new stand is a bit shit, because well it is and just received constant abuse about how it is actually the best new stand in the country because its based on some historical design. Other than Liverpool I've never seen a set of fans like it....


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 19:27:16
Based on a very small sample size, every male who lives in Devon/Cornwall under the age of 30 who has never lived anywhere but their home town is a massive bellend. The whole region suffers from small town syndrome

I hope you're not being serious? I know plenty of people who live in Devon & Cornwall and while some may suffer from "closed mindedness", they definitely aren't all massive bellends and are some of the most thankless people who will go out their way to help someone.
 
They also understand a good sense of community. Something that has been lost in a lot of larger places. Ironically, a lot of people who move out of their hometown (nationally) become quite insular and have no regard for integrating or becoming part of a community.

Your claim is absurd.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 19:32:34
I think the first 7 words of Dave's post qualified his statement well enough.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 21:57:29
These days I barely look at any other footy sites, in the expectation that the elite TEF hacks will have covered every result of interest. So I am deeply disappointed that no one seems to have reported on Exeter's tragic extra-time defeat to Portsmouth last night in the Leasing.com Trophy semi-final, having taken the lead in the 89th minute.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51494122

Surely the heartbreak of missing out on their big day out at Wembley will inevitably derail the rest of their season. Poor lambs.

#thoughtsandprayers


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Banker on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 22:00:35
I think the first 7 words of Dave's post qualified his statement well enough.

Ah, but "the whole region suffers from small town syndrome" comment is pretty unambiguous.

From somebody who's posted over 15,000 times in the largely partisan echo chamber of a local town football club, i guess he would know !

That said, totally agree with all the other well-observed comments re the snot and its support from Cornwall.  :clap:



Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Banker on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 22:05:42
These days I barely look at any other footy sites, in the expectation that the elite TEF hacks will have covered every result of interest. So I am deeply disappointed that no one seems to have reported on Exeter's tragic extra-time defeat to Portsmouth last night in the Leasing.com Trophy semi-final, having taken the lead in the 89th minute.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51494122

Surely the heartbreak of missing out on their big day out at Wembley will inevitably derail the rest of their season. Poor lambs.

#thoughtsandprayers

<cliche alert*

Concentrating on the league now, Froggy. Focus, focus.... !


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 22:08:22
<cliche alert*

Concentrating on the league now, Froggy. Focus, focus.... !

Well done for putting a brave face on it. Fingers crossed you still get your Wembley day out.  ;)


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Banker on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 22:24:26
Well done for putting a brave face on it. Fingers crossed you still get your Wembley day out.  ;)

A good run out for the kids, and it scared the beejaysus out of 'em !

Having been to Nou Wembley 4 times, similar to you I believe, and we usually lose at the soulless dump, very happy to give it a miss ! Argyle would fill the place, best they go.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: @mwooly63 on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 22:43:27
Salford win on pens. Another Tuesday night game


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 22:59:53
Salford win on pens. Another Tuesday night game

BUT those Welsh anti football fuckers will hopefully win fuck all again.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: pauld on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 10:31:06
Having been to Nou Wembley 4 times, similar to you I believe, and we usually lose at the soulless dump, very happy to give it a miss !
Would be exactly the same in your shoes, no interest in going to Wembley for anything other than an FA Cup final (which Town win, obvs) or England games.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Oldwembley69 on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 10:48:22
So unless the EFL let us bring the game forward the only date we will be able to play it would be Tuesday 21st April

So this will be our last home game. So until this is played it may leave us lower in the table!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 10:59:26
Based on a very small sample size, every male who lives in Devon/Cornwall under the age of 30 who has never lived anywhere but their home town is a massive bellend. The whole region suffers from small town syndrome


You have just summed up everyone I still know in Oxfordshire who voted for Brexit.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 11:04:25
So unless the EFL let us bring the game forward the only date we will be able to play it would be Tuesday 21st April

So this will be our last home game. So until this is played it may leave us lower in the table!

I had a quick look at this last night it seemed the earliest opportunity, was the Tuesday after the weekend of final.  I thought, it would impact on the next Saturday game however.... so wondered what was that..... shoiuld have known Cheltnumb  >:(


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: ferret on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 11:41:22
I don't think they'll make Salford play Sunday, Tuesday, Friday, Monday, so I can't see it preceding the Cheltenham game.

I think it'll get brought forward into late March. 31st would be nice, as they'll have their eyes on the final the following weekend.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 13:32:28
So unless the EFL let us bring the game forward the only date we will be able to play it would be Tuesday 21st April

So this will be our last home game. So until this is played it may leave us lower in the table!
We've got 8 games before that date, I'd like to think we'll pull away over that time so won't be an issue.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 13:36:41
Champions by then  ;)


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Cookie on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 14:54:09
So unless the EFL let us bring the game forward the only date we will be able to play it would be Tuesday 21st April

So this will be our last home game. So until this is played it may leave us lower in the table!

If the Macc lads fold it'll be the last game of the season. Imagine a scenario where it's close at the top and all the other teams know what's needed beforehand because we've played all our games.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 15:00:00
If it’s the last game of the season then all the other clubs would have played all their games too.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Cookie on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 16:13:59
If Macclesfield don't exist by then, our last game will be Orient on 18th April, a week before the last gameweek of the season, which is 25th April when we're due to play Macclesfield, who won't exist so we won't have a game, but everyone else will and they'll know what they have to do, which is unfair.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: swindonmaniac on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 16:47:07
If Macclesfield don't exist by then, our last game will be Orient on 18th April, a week before the last gameweek of the season, which is 25th April when we're due to play Macclesfield, who won't exist so we won't have a game, but everyone else will and they'll know what they have to do, which is unfair.
Won't matter,  we'll be crowned champions before then.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: tans on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 18:07:26
But all points for all teams gained against them will be expunged


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 18:39:17
If Macclesfield don't exist by then, our last game will be Orient on 18th April, a week before the last gameweek of the season, which is 25th April when we're due to play Macclesfield, who won't exist so we won't have a game, but everyone else will and they'll know what they have to do, which is unfair.

Would crewe not lose 6 points? 3 more than we would?

That difference could leave them unable to catch us on the last day. Not sure about the others.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: bamboonoshop on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 19:12:27
Maccclesfield won't fold before seasons end. So all that speculation is irrelevant. They may get some more points deducted though.


Title: Re: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 20:40:51
Would crewe not lose 6 points? 3 more than we would?

That difference could leave them unable to catch us on the last day. Not sure about the others.
Crewe play Macclesfield on Saturday at home


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Cheltred on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 20:52:05
Maccclesfield won't fold before seasons end. So all that speculation is irrelevant. They may get some more points deducted though.
I think the League will try to keep Macclesfield going for the season,not that I've heard any further developments why they shouldn't. Remember when there were doubts about Bury at the start of the season they made them call off all their early games, the last thing they wanted was them to play and then have to take out their record


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Tails on Friday, February 21, 2020, 14:32:18
I think Macc will see the season out at least, and then give Stevenage a reprieve (who probably feel like they're owed one after being denied a promotion to the FL due to their ground in the mid 90's)


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 21:12:40
Good scores atm, draws all round


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 22:28:46
With the Numb now winning its possibly going to be a battle between the top 5 as opposed to the top 4.   


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 22:34:09
FT Numb win 2-1,  could make the game at the County Ground a bit more tasty !!.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 22:34:43
fucks sake!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 22:39:29
They may actually bring a decent following for once. On second thoughts, they don't have a following  :D


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 22:41:41
Cheltenham coming into will probably work in our favour as it will pile the pressure on the others below us first.  I still think we'll have to fuck this up not to go up from here.  Hard work has been done, recruitment has been spot on (we have a lot of forward options now) and we have fixtures where we win if we perform to anything near our best on most occasions.  It's not about the others now.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 22:47:54
Are we really worrying about Cheltenham now? This is shaping up like the Di Canio season so it’ll be a Crewe v Cheltenham play off final again.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 22:56:18
Are we really worrying about Cheltenham now? This is shaping up like the Di Canio season so it’ll be a Crewe v Cheltenham play off final again.
Nope, not worrying about anyone the way we are playing,  but does make it a lot more interesting and puts more pressure on the other three top teams.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 23:16:27
I think Numb will contend...for the POs. I don't think they'll be part of Town's  battle. We really don't need to concentrate on them.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 23:26:02
Big crowd at the pox tonight for there push towards the play offs  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 23:32:15
If I were a Cheltenham fan, I'd be saying that going up as Champions is doable.

But I'm not a Cheltenham fan. I'm a Swindon fan, and I'm saying that going up as Champions is even more doable for us than it is for them. Or anybody else in this league for that matter.

I would be more comfortable with more of a gap, though. Especially over 4th.



Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 00:11:34
Plus they have ColU, Vale and Cambridge as their next three games. Let alone Exeter, us and the big Glos derby


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 01:47:40
Exactly.  The remaining fixtures for the other 4 teams mean they are highly unlikely to all be picking up enough points for automatic promotion - they'll be pinching from each other and the teams they play around the play offs are not going to be walkovers either.  Our fixtures leave it in our hands - we should be looking to win at least the majority of them, and that puts us in the top 3.  We've done the hard graft already and set ourselves up for a good finish, over to us to deliver now.  The others will either scrap it out below us, or a couple will break away from the other two once they start playing each other.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 10:31:07
If I were a Cheltenham fan, I'd be saying that going up as Champions is doable.

But I'm not a Cheltenham fan. I'm a Swindon fan, and I'm saying that going up as Champions is even more doable for us than it is for them. Or anybody else in this league for that matter.

I would be more comfortable with more of a gap, though. Especially over 4th.


This.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 12:25:33
I think Numb will contend...for the POs. I don't think they'll be part of Town's  battle. We really don't need to concentrate on them.

Whilst not thinking we should concentrate on Numb, a cursory glance will tell you they're very much in the mix. Back at end of Jan, I reckoned there were 8 clubs in the mix of which we were one.

Now down to 5, for 3 like Cobblers, ColU and Bradford, who were all above Numb, there wasn't much wriggle room their chances resting on good run of wins, Cobbs perhaps, falling foul of FA cup involvement, ColU a couple of untimely defeats and Bantams well and truly fucked by the grenade we bunged them.

There's still a long way to go and a lot of games to be played in a short space of time, a couple of poor games can derail any of the 5.... sort of thing that happened to Mansfield last season happily sat 2nd with 5 to go and didn't make it.

Numb need to win a bit more on the road, but their obviously defensive way of playing on their travels may serve them in good stead, when grinding out wins matters.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 12:57:12
If I were a Cheltenham fan, I'd be saying that going up as Champions is doable.

But I'm not a Cheltenham fan. I'm a Swindon fan, and I'm saying that going up as Champions is even more doable for us than it is for them. Or anybody else in this league for that matter.

I would be more comfortable with more of a gap, though. Especially over 4th.
Yep. Confident, not complacent. And rather be us than Cheltenham. Keep coming back to what Hunt said post match a few weeks back "I'd rather be where we are in the league than anywhere else" (or words to that effect)


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Power to people on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 13:53:15
it does bother me a little though that it is so tight, I'd like to see the gap between 3 & 4 opening up though, I'm happy that our goal difference is superior though which is as good as another point which helps


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 14:02:09
Yep. Confident, not complacent. And rather be us than Cheltenham. Keep coming back to what Hunt said post match a few weeks back "I'd rather be where we are in the league than anywhere else" (or words to that effect)

Indeed, points on the board are what counts! I vaguely recollect that there was a season a few years back where either we were near the top or near the bottom an we had games in hand so there was a lot of thoughts that we would do well/survive (as I said its a bloody vague recollection) as we had games in hand, we failed....


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 14:45:12
At the end of the day a couple of the top five need to fade away or have a bad run. Let's hope it's not us  ::)


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: river monster on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 16:06:31
Plymouth one down at Bradford


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 16:26:00
Creepies up at Exeter


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: river monster on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 16:26:34
Crawley one up at Exeter


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 16:27:35
Dear Santa - Please can I have defeats for Crewe, Exeter and Plymouth today. Promise I'll be good for the rest of the year. Thanks, NMH


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: river monster on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 16:31:50
Cheltenham one up at Colchester and in the top three as it stands

..Plymouth down to ten


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 16:33:22
Dear Santa - Please can I have defeats for Crewe, Exeter and Plymouth today. Promise I'll be good for the rest of the year. Thanks, NMH

Can you add Cheltnum to the list!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 16:39:38
Plymouth 2 down


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 16:41:05
Can you add Cheltnum to the list!
I don't want to be greedy. I'll wait until we play them before asking for the impossible and for us to win a 6 point game against them!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:01:26
Crewe one up, and top!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:03:31
Crewe one up, and top!


We can't shake those buggers off


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:19:27
We can't but maybe Morecambe can...

1-1


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:20:19
Get in Morecambe.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: river monster on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:21:36
Come on morcambe!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:24:28
Scunthorpe lost both of their strikers to muscle injuries, may be good for Tuesday.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:24:49
We’re all honorary Morecambe fans today.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:27:11
Cheltnum 2 up now, and only 3 points from us.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:29:31
Cheltnum 2 up now, and only 3 points from us.
Win on Tuesday and we’ll restore it to 6, they still don’t worry me and I’d back us not to lose to them if we are at full strength. We didn’t have Grant or Doyle in the cup games.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:30:50
Cheltnum 2 up now, and only 3 points from us.

Maybe a 11000-12000 crowd over Easter if they bring a few


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:31:47
Maybe a 11000-12000 crowd over Easter if they bring a few
They’ll maybe scrape 1000, their away following is pathetic.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:32:32
Exeter equalise


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:34:08
Exeter equalise

Can't shake those buggers off either but I would take a draw now


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:35:10
They’ll maybe scrape 1000, their away following is pathetic.

I think they did not even have 3,000 at home in midweek


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:35:44
Exeter vs Crewe on Tuesday.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:36:52
2nd red card for Plymouth, bless


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:38:28
2nd red card for Plymouth, bless

Excellent and a lovely 330 mile drive home to chat about it!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: river monster on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:45:23
Morecambe down to 10


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:46:59
Morecambe down to 10


Let's hope it's not a penalty conceded


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:48:11

Let's hope it's not a penalty conceded

Finishes one all.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:48:47
Finishes one all.

As does Exeter v Crawley.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:49:41
Finishes one all.


Good news! Your updates were quicker than the live score I was watching. Good day for Town apart from Cheltenham


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: river monster on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:51:13
And still top :) bloody marvellous that is! Big night Tuesday....


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:51:37
that could have been worse


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:52:21
Good set of results that.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:52:30
Not playing has worked out quite well for us again today. Of the chasing pack, only Numb pick up maximum points. Could go three points clear with a win on Tuesday.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 17:53:22
Happy with that.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 18:00:03
Not playing has worked out quite well for us again today. Of the chasing pack, only Numb pick up maximum points. Could go three points clear with a win on Tuesday.

...clear skies and no wind forecast for Tuesday evening - yay!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: cdakev on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 18:05:54
Well those results could have been far worse.

All in our hands, big game Tuesday


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 18:08:57
Crewe v Exeter on Tuesday as well


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: sir windon on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 18:10:28
Way things are going, if we were to give the Stratton Bank to home fans for the Chelters game we might get a higher gate than for the Exeter game.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 18:12:19
Way things are going, if we were to give the Stratton Bank to home fans for the Chelters game we might get a higher gate than for the Exeter game.
No way. We could give every away fan a fiver and they still wouldn’t turn up.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 18:16:57
Way things are going, if we were to give the Stratton Bank to home fans for the Chelters game we might get a higher gate than for the Exeter game.

There will be around 1500 from Cheltenham - 500 in the away end and 1000 supporting us  :D


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Pax Romana on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 18:18:11
Great set of results for us.  Couldn't realistically have hoped for better.

Now effectively perm 3 from 5.  Ours to lose.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Banker on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 18:22:16
Beware John Yems' Creepies, no pushovers away from home.  :badmood:


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 18:24:39
Beware John Yems' Creepies, no pushovers away from home.  :badmood:

Yeah, we really struggled there.  :D

(Ah, you mean when they play away. Thanks for the scouting tip. We'll be sure to take note.)


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 18:31:51
Way things are going, if we were to give the Stratton Bank to home fans for the Chelters game we might get a higher gate than for the Exeter game.

Even if we wanted to im not sure we can as we have to give so many seats under cover


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 18:33:46
So far the two postponements have worked out well. Two very, very winnable home games coming up. Today may just be one of those key defining moments in a season to look back upon.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 18:39:48
Beware John Yems' Creepies, no pushovers away from home.  :badmood:

Now your hard games are stacking up and points will be dropped with our promotion rivals when you all play each other


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: sir windon on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 18:43:44
No way. We could give every away fan a fiver and they still wouldn’t turn up.

Exactly, that’s why I’m suggesting we give the bank to our home fans.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Banker on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 19:22:35
Now your hard games are stacking up and points will be dropped with our promotion rivals when you all play each other

Very true, you’re undoubtedly in a very good position right now, delaying all your games until early springtime ! Another energy sapping heavy pitch likely for us on Tuesday, tho conditions were not ideal either up in shrimpland for Alex, and then there’s all that travelling.....







Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: 4D on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 19:32:24
It's still too tight for my liking


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 19:34:59
It's still too tight for my liking

Yep, but win our game in hand and we're 6 points clear of 4th - a bit of breathing space.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 19:38:52
Very true, you’re undoubtedly in a very good position right now, delaying all your games until early springtime ! Another energy sapping heavy pitch likely for us on Tuesday, tho conditions were not ideal either up in shrimpland for Alex, and then there’s all that travelling.....

Sounds like a conspiracy we had no say in today's postponement or Salford reaching Wembley!






Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 19:44:48
It's still too tight for my liking

It's far from over, but you have to say that we've had a decent recent run.  Take a look at this Form Guide (https://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/league-two/form-guide).

Bradford, Plymouth & Northampton are no more than mid-table.  In the last few weeks, we've moved from being top but with several teams below us able to go above us by winning games in hand - to top with games in hand over them.  It's quite a shift.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: donkey on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 20:00:10
From Tuesday we should start to pull away from the rest. It's all in our hands.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 20:18:14
Yep, but win our game in hand and we're 6 points clear of 4th - a bit of breathing space.
All about points on the board. But as donkey says, it's in our hands. We'll drop points between now and end of April, but it's nice to see our rivals also doing so, and increasingly more frequently.  Aside from the results though, which couldn't really have gone much better for us, Plymouth getting two players sent off won't do them any favours either. Assume the first one will miss 3 matches as it was a straight red, second bloke was two yellows.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 20:46:24
It's far from over, but you have to say that we've had a decent recent run.  Take a look at this Form Guide (https://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/league-two/form-guide).

Bradford, Plymouth & Northampton are no more than mid-table.  In the last few weeks, we've moved from being top but with several teams below us able to go above us by winning games in hand - to top with games in hand over them.  It's quite a shift.

This, as mentioned the next two games are at home and the one after that is away to a team Mr. Wellens has a point to prove against.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 20:57:05
March is looking a big month with 21 points to play for with 4 at home and 3 away. Could do with getting a bit of cushion from the next two home games with two away after that.

Caddis interview in the Adver today quoting the old adage that players prefer playing games than training especially with the training ground issues and 30 plus games in the players legs.

Hopefully its play, win, eat, sleep and repeat for the next few weeks.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Boeta on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 21:06:30
Will all the Tuesday games be on ifollow?


Title: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 21:21:12
yup. only the following clubs opted out...


Birmingham City, Bristol City, Cardiff City, Charlton Athletic, Derby County, Forest Green Rovers, Fulham, Hull City, Leeds United, Leyton Orient, Middlesbrough, QPR, Salford City, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City and Wigan Athletic


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 21:24:04
I’m still hoping we can secure promotion at the Cheltenham match, that would be pretty sweet after the FA cup and what not.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 21:25:33
yup. only the following clubs opted out...


Birmingham City, Bristol City, Cardiff City, Charlton Athletic, Derby County, Forest Green Rovers, Fulham, Hull City, Leeds United, Leyton Orient, Middlesbrough, QPR, Salford City, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City and Wigan Athletic



Not knowing anything about it who does the commentary is it BBC Wilts and can you subscribe using an iPad?


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 21:28:21
yup. only the following clubs opted out...


Birmingham City, Bristol City, Cardiff City, Charlton Athletic, Derby County, Forest Green Rovers, Fulham, Hull City, Leeds United, Leyton Orient, Middlesbrough, QPR, Salford City, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City and Wigan Athletic
So how come I watched the games at Orient, FGR and Salford on iFollow?


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 21:54:13
I dunno. Perhaps I misunderstood. and it just meant season long subscriptions


https://www.efl.com/iFollow/


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 21:55:12
So how come I watched the games at Orient, FGR and Salford on iFollow?

They weren’t on Tuesdays and you’re not in the UK?


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 21:56:15
Quote from: Jimmy Quinn
Not knowing anything about it who does the commentary is it BBC Wilts and can you subscribe using an iPad?

I assume you need the Swindon Town app, I'm not sure 100% as I've not used an iPad.

yes it's bbc wilts comms


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 21:59:01
I assume you need the Swindon Town app, I'm not sure 100% as I've not used an iPad.

yes it's bbc wilts comms

I guess so but was assuming you needed a laptop or desktop computer


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 22:02:29
I've watched it on my android phone through the app (not browser). But not used Apple, no idea if the app is available/works on iPad.

yes desktop/laptop browser works on Windows pc  :)


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 22:09:08
I've watched it on my android phone through the app (not browser). But not used Apple, no idea if the app is available/works on iPad.

yes desktop/laptop browser works on Windows pc  :)

Cheers batch I wil also give it a go on my android phone so the next question how can you subscribe etc


Title: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 22:20:28
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/ifollow/subscribe/ (https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/ifollow/subscribe/)

you are looking to subscribe to a (video) match pass... if you expand the + you will see only Scunthorpe and Stevenage have this available (Tuesday games).

then it's a case of clicking the link and following through to purchase. you'll need to create an ifollow account if you don't have one...

there used to be a way to get it cheaper than £10 too. use a (not blocked by ifollow) VPN to buy it in Euros . you used to then be able to watch Tuesday games without the vpn - not tried for a while.  got to watch out for  card fees, etc

how you watch watch if using the app I don't recall, was fairly obvious though "live in ifollow.. watch match"..


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 22:24:12
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/ifollow/subscribe/ (https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/ifollow/subscribe/)

you are looking to subscribe to a (video) match pass... if you expand the + you will see only Scunthorpe and Stevenage have this available (Tuesday games).

then it's a case of clicking the link and following through to purchase. you'll need to create an ifollow account if you don't have one...

Thanks again


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, March 1, 2020, 11:55:03
Been ours to lose since we went top, no other team in this league was/is capable of winning every game left now other than us IMO. Exeter, Plymouth and Crewe have shown that. All of those have lost and drawn several games recently.

Yes I know we have drawn some games and lost3 times since we went top but nobody so far has got close to capitalising on our dropping of points and nobody has so far knocked us off top spot despite many having games in hand to do so.

Now we have at least 1 game in hand over every side in the top half of the table making it look even better at the top.

We have 12 games left and our form has been a little patchy recently but if we recreate our form from the last 12 games, patchy in places as it is, then we will pick up another 23 points which would put us on 89 points which was more than Lincoln won the title with last season and only a couple of points behind Accringtons title winning total.

Our form over the last 12 games has been wlwdwlwlwdww but that was against a lot of teams near the top of the table vying for play off/promotion and (on paper) our run in is against teams in far lower position in the league. Every other team vying for autos have a much harder (on paper) run in than we do, now we have an almost fully fit squad it should ease any fitness issues a bit.


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, March 1, 2020, 13:28:14
Just watching Coventry v Sunderland

Jeez, not much to worry about next season!


Title: Re: The other lot in league 2 matchday thread 15.02.2020
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, March 1, 2020, 14:33:49
If only that's how football worked...