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Title: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 10:19:52
I'll be back for this one, we need to go one decent run, I think it's now 4 teams via for the 3 auto places. I'd like to see us open up a gap.

2-1 att: 8,482 (587 cods)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Leggett on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 10:23:55
Someone's an eager beaver!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 10:25:23
 :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 10:41:34
Swindon 0-0 Grimsby in front of 7,865 with 511 Grims there.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:17:16
Chance of a moderate breeze. Postponed.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: dogs on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:47:50
3-1 win, after going behind early doors.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 13:08:54
Aren't the Cods Fleetwood? Anyway, a tighter than expected game which we'll edge 2-1.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: newmarket red on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 13:11:41
6-1 doyle with a hatrick Yates x2 and grant 8101 att


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 13:25:49
Their fans are worst than us at getting carried away after a few wins thinking they are now going to reach the play-offs. Hopefully we can pretty much finish the season for them on Saturday.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 13:56:53
Their form isn't all that great.

Asides from a very good win against Colchester, they've had mostly draws against mid-table teams and wins against teams lower down.

A dominant performance and comfortable scoreline, please.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 14:09:28
I blood hate fish (battered cod aside)

Town 3  Mariners 1


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 14:19:32
Their fans are worst than us at getting carried away after a few wins thinking they are now going to reach the play-offs. Hopefully we can pretty much finish the season for them on Saturday.

Isn't Holloway their manager now? Decent appointment at this level. We're at the stage of the season where everyone (except the really shite teams) still think they have a shot at the playoffs.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: river monster on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 14:24:39
2-1 Doyle, Isgrove


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 15:00:55
Isn't Holloway their manager now? Decent appointment at this level. We're at the stage of the season where everyone (except the really shite teams) still think they have a shot at the playoffs.
At this same point last season Newport were in a lowly 15th place yet made the play offs still 8 points behind 8th place after 33 games, exactly the same position Grimsby currently sit in.

Still very open.

A couple of views currently on the game. One poster needs lesson in when not to put commas into a sentence!

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Well this certainly has the potential to be very tasty indeed and one Town could quite easily snatch a win from  , , , how good would that be?!

I know when they played up here the other week , , , Cobbler Land that is , , , they didn't dominate according to the local shoe folk and it was quite an even game heading for a goalless draw until Swindon snatched a winner

Town will go down there in full confidence and last time we went away to the leaders , , , Exeter wasn't it we grabbed a 3-1 win and I believe that still is their only home defeat , , , , Swindon have lost 3 at home so are certainly beatable , , , , ,

Come On Town lets get a third win on the bounce, , , , something we have yet to do this season!

I remember it being this time last year heading to Swindon and I think we had just won four on the bounce (I'm sure I will be corrected if I'm wrong- Stat Man Les?)  and looking for our 5th win in a row and to push on for a good finish to the season and potentially Play Off's - instead we got a 1-1 at Swindon and then it all kind of fell apart and the season just well ended from that point!!
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Swindon looked very, very good when they beat us at BP. Perhaps we made them look good, I donít know, but either way theyíre top of the league. Itíll be a good barometer of how far weíve come.

From the predictions so far they have 8 Swindon wins 8 Grimsby wins and 8 draws. There was a higher percentage yesterday predicting them winning.

They appointed Hollowhead on 31st December.

Their form since the turn of the year has been WWDLLWDDWW.

Away form since January 1st is WDLDW scoring 9 and conceding 8 goals.

Thier top scorers so far are the huge target man James Hanson on 7 and the very small striker Charles Vernam on 6, Vernam scored a hattrick in the away win at Colchester. Otherwise their next top scorer is on 3.

Luckily their new manager isn't afraid of losing....good job too!

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/ian-holloway-grimsby-town-style-3856028

I just sat through all the goal and chances from the last 5 games involving Grimsby.

My god there is some awful defending by them and against them, their keeper particularly looks quite weak, as he was in the match up there that we won 3-0 earlier in the season.

They struggle to clear crosses and hate it when players run at them.

They do seem to try and keep the ball on the deck though with a few balls launched from defence at times, should be an entertaining game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 15:10:04
I still recall the time I bumped into Holloway in IKEA Brizzle.  Nothing was said, but it was one of those double take moments followed by a smile and various nods of recognition. I recognized him too  :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: kirky69 on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 15:18:16
I like Holloway. He is an extremely passionate and humorous individual who appears to be a great man manager and also comes across well in the media. Always complementary about our style of football and seems to be trying to get Grimsby to play the game in a similar way. Think it will be a good game of football - weather permitting!! - and expect us to edge it in a reasonably high scoring affair. 3-2 with Doyle 2 and Yates scoring. Should be 8.5k minimum attendance with Grimsby bringing 500+.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 15:31:00
Isn't Holloway their manager now? Decent appointment at this level. We're at the stage of the season where everyone (except the really shite teams) still think they have a shot at the playoffs.
When you factor in other than Colchester they have played mainly teams at very bottom of the form table so are clearly getting carried away. They seem absolutely ideal opponents for us in that they can't defend so have to attack, there is no way they will out football us.
Some of them think we'll only have 4K home fans and which is bizarre.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 15:53:07
Aren't the Cods Fleetwood? Anyway, a tighter than expected game which we'll edge 2-1.

Yep.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 16:00:33
Aren't the Cods Fleetwood?
The Grim fanzine is called Cod Almighty but I have always known them as the Mariners, or in more recent years the Fishy People thanks to Soccer AM.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:11:30
The last few games have been a grind, but we have the points.  For no real reason I reckon we will perform to our best and give them a good beating.  This is not based on form, more a feeling we seem to have a few tough ones then click.  It may as well be this one.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:37:59
Wellens has had 5 games while at STFC with more than a 7 day gap since the previous one. Record, won 4 Drawn 1 (incidentally that 1 was against Grimsby)

Suggests a manager who can use the extra time to set up a side well. Town win a close game


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:57:21
Just really want to wipe the stupid grin off that annoying bristolian jackanape's face


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 13:02:27
The Grim fanzine is called Cod Almighty but I have always known them as the Mariners, or in more recent years the Fishy People thanks to Soccer AM.

Don't they call themselves the Cod army?


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 13:03:43
Don't they call themselves the Cod army?
As far as I know thats just Fleetwood, I could be wrong though.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 13:34:49
As far as I know thats just Fleetwood, I could be wrong though.

Thatís like calling Sunderland fans Geordieís.

Cod is from the North of the Humber - Hull.
Haddock is from the South of the Humber - Grimsby.



Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 13:39:23
Anyway back to the game, Doyle hattrick as he'll score one and his goal scoring form will come flooding back!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: BoA Vagabond on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 14:24:52
Good afternoon. Three to us and nil to them. 7989 noisy locals and 456 Grim.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Anteater on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 21:25:39
4-0 Town (Doyle 4)
Should get reasonable odds on that


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 08:52:34
I donít get the beware of Grimsby stuff. Theyíve beaten Morecambe, Stevenage and an out of sorts Colchester, plus drawn with basket case Bradford.

Weíll put Ďem to the sword!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 08:59:12
Quite.

Some would have you believe that they're on some sort of record-breaking run, but their form is far from amazing. It's decent, but nothing more than that.

It won't be easy, and Holloway's a decent manager, but we should have what we need to take all the points.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 09:02:00
There is no team in this division we can't beat, there is no team in this division we shouldn't beat, whether or not we beat them on the day though is a different matter as we all know only too well being Swindon fans.

I just hope there isn't a strong wind to spoil the game as there has been so many times recently. The great leveller.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 09:20:53
There is no team in this division we can't beat, there is no team in this division we shouldn't beat, whether or not we beat them on the day though is a different matter as we all know only too well being Swindon fans.

I just hope there isn't a strong wind to spoil the game as there has been so many times recently. The great leveller.
Correct on all counts.  Unlike some though, I can grasp the concept that that's not the same as saying it's going to be easy😉

A nice, gentle 18mph South Westerly currently being forecast for 3.00 Saturday at the CG by the BBC weather app👍


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Tails on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 10:39:11
There is no team in this division we can't beat, there is no team in this division we shouldn't beat, whether or not we beat them on the day though is a different matter as we all know only too well being Swindon fans.

I just hope there isn't a strong wind to spoil the game as there has been so many times recently. The great leveller.

Yes very true. It's interesting that so many fans of other teams perceive us as having a bit of a 'wobble' this year. Since the start of the year we've beaten every other team in the top 4, as well as Vale and Northampton who are in and around the p/o's...

Tough game tomorrow Saturday, if Grimsby are gonna attack that might suit us but Holloway isn't an idiot and knows they won't beat us at a game of football so I imagine they'll be compact and hard to break down


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 12:03:22
Anything other than a win will be disappointing.

2-0 Town, Yates and Doyle.

Benda

Hunt
Baudry
Broadbent
Fryers

Grant
Lyden
Doughty

Yates
Doyle
Isgrove


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 13:14:59
Think we will give someone a right tonking soon, may as well be this lot.

Sent from my Mi A1


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 18:56:50
Letís hope the players are all fired up after going paintballing this week.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 19:37:28
Letís hope the players are all fired up after going paintballing this week.

the last time stfc went paintballing we had danny wilson, dosevi, pericard and co. shudder. big arguments and a square up after one of the games as well. happy environment!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 20:16:33
the last time stfc went paintballing we had danny wilson, dosevi, pericard and co. shudder. big arguments and a square up after one of the games as well. happy environment!
Very different now though, the squad seems to be very much together under Wellens.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 20:18:20
Very different now though, the squad seems to be very much together under Wellens.

yh it was mainly to highlight the complete opposites. relegation battle and massive divides v top of the league and happy squad.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 20:55:33
 :pint:
Letís hope the players are all fired up after going paintballing this week.

As long as GP & Y are on target.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 21:10:17
yh it was mainly to highlight the complete opposites. relegation battle and massive divides v top of the league and happy squad.
From the outside it does look like they all get on and have a laugh together rather than any cliques. I guess the players and families seemingly wanting to be here supports that view and fair play to Wellens and Hunt for creating an enjoyable environment.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 21:27:10
Good man-management. Something that Wilson appeared to be terrible at despite being a decent coach.

I've always wondered if Wilson might do well under a DoF type figure where he was just left to the footballing stuff and the other guy handled the players.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nijholts Nuts on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 22:06:21
Good man-management. Something that Wilson appeared to be terrible at despite being a decent coach.

I've always wondered if Wilson might do well under a DoF type figure where he was just left to the footballing stuff and the other guy handled the players.

Fun fact (according to Wikipedia): Danny Wilson is only 5'6.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 22:14:25
Good man-management. Something that Wilson appeared to be terrible at despite being a decent coach.

I've always wondered if Wilson might do well under a DoF type figure where he was just left to the footballing stuff and the other guy handled the players.

Share a similar view. Wilson was always good at applying an initial way of thinking/playing (throughout his managerial career it seemed to pay dividends for the first season). Where he struggled was keeping a lid on any differences within any camp. He certainly had an eye/the contacts for spotting a player or two.

Would make a great DoF, much better than TT.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, February 21, 2020, 08:58:33
Win. 4-2


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Tails on Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:40:18
Good man-management. Something that Wilson appeared to be terrible at despite being a decent coach.

I've always wondered if Wilson might do well under a DoF type figure where he was just left to the footballing stuff and the other guy handled the players.

Interesting idea... I think I remember Wilson having a bizarre record of only ever coming from behind to win twice, and both of them against 9 men. The guy was a good coach but never had a plan B


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Cookie on Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:47:12
Swindon 2 - 1 Grimsby. Early goal from Doyle and late goal from Yates in front of 7,953 (450 Grimbarians).


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:58:15
Whatever happens would just like to see a Doyle goal, guy needs to start scoring again for both our and his sake.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:58:42
Reg? ???


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, February 21, 2020, 11:03:04
Was he (Doyle) credited with the goal that wasn't his in the end?


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: brocklesby red on Friday, February 21, 2020, 11:21:47
Was he (Doyle) credited with the goal that wasn't his in the end?
Given as a Collins og on the bbc football site now.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:18:18
Whatever happens would just like to see a Doyle goal, guy needs to start scoring again for both our and his sake.

Reg? ???

To clarify, was not being a doom merchant, its more for our sake as we piddled a fair bit of cash on him for no return so far, and for his sake to ensure that when he is trying for a contract next season (either here or elsewhere) his pre Christmas run is not seen as just a bit of a one off.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Tails on Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:39:31
I said while he was at Bradford that even if he does come back, he wouldn't get anywhere close to his loan form! He's still contributing though, and playing well so I'm not too concerned. Goals would be nice of course.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:42:30
To clarify, was not being a doom merchant, its more for our sake as we piddled a fair bit of cash on him for no return so far,
Think he's got two assists since he came back? That's not "no return"


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:45:00
He's been 2 (two) goals without a game, one of which was an away game to the team in 6th place...


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:57:44
Unbeaten with 7 points from 9 since he came back, thatís all that matters.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:59:55
I feel a big win coming on. Canít shake the feeling off of a 5-2.

Iíll have a few quid on that.



Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Friday, February 21, 2020, 13:07:57
He's been 2 (two) goals without a game, one of which was an away game to the team in 6th place...

2 goals without a game??

Is the ginger pele counting training goals like the real pele too


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, February 21, 2020, 13:11:03
Oh wait, it's 3 isn't it?

I'm not counting his games at Bradford.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: reeves4england on Friday, February 21, 2020, 13:21:49
Thought he played well against Exeter given the conditions, always clever on the ball which is invaluable in a tight game. Can't speak about the games since but no need to hit the panic button yet.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, February 21, 2020, 13:22:34
Doyle is a great finisher but he also contributes so much more, much like Yates.

They are both team players and we look a far better team with both in the side even if neither score.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, February 21, 2020, 13:22:45
I feel a big win coming on. Canít shake the feeling off of a 5-2.

Iíll have a few quid on that.


Very brave,  but would love it if you were correct.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Private Fraser on Friday, February 21, 2020, 13:32:24
Baudry still not ready but Keshi and Caddis fit.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, February 21, 2020, 13:35:54
Baudry still not ready but Keshi and Caddis fit.
The attacking options on our bench are going to be ridiculous tomorrow.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, February 21, 2020, 13:37:44
The attacking options on our bench are going to be ridiculous tomorrow.
With Baudry back too we have a very strong squad indeed, Conroy hoping to be back fit by April too!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Friday, February 21, 2020, 13:41:49
With Baudry back too we have a very strong squad indeed, Conroy hoping to be back fit by April too!

DC has said he won't play again this season, and isn't targetting it unless we're Champions and he trots on for a few mins. All about prepping for next season.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, February 21, 2020, 13:46:38
Very brave,  but would love it if you were correct.

Since I've been going, 1962, there have been 7 instances of a 5-2 scoreline at the CG in our favour.

Brentford in 62...  then bizarrely 2 instances v both Sheffield clubs, which we backed up with the most recent instance  in 14/15, with a second instance v Blades.

These include a couple of classic games.... Wovers in the most violent off field game ever at the CG  and Leicester in a must win relegation battle.  Leaving a more prosaic job v Burslem in 13/14


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, February 21, 2020, 13:47:06
Fishy fans getting their fishy knickers in a twais when I suggested their keeper looked poor int he highlights from recent games and in the away game earlier in the season!

Nice to know they care!

He looked one of the weakest keepers to play against us and I saw nothign in the highlights to suggest he has improved that much since then, they disagree and say they can't get a world class keeper in L2....well I hate to tell them this....Benda is up there, any keeper in L2 thats being watched by 3 or 4 Premier league sides at the tender age of 21 is pretty good.

Whereas they have a jobbing 30 year old who has only played 5 games above L2 and barely 150 games at league level, that says it all.

Watch him have the game of his life against us now! :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Friday, February 21, 2020, 13:53:12
I have just looked at BBC weather forecast and they are now saying high winds around lunchtime and easing to  moderate (20mph) winds by 3pm. The latter is IIRC similar to either Crewe or Exeter. This will make the game more difficult than calmer conditions unfortunately.
I think we should win this - as Grimsby clearly arenít as good as either of those teams. They have improved results under Holloway (from a low base) but we are unbeaten  in 3 , and we are still top after a run of hard fixtures and others playing their games in hand. Also our injured players are becoming available again.
I predict a Swindon win by 1 or 2 goals.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Friday, February 21, 2020, 13:55:52
2-1 to us. Not that it will be an easy game ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, February 21, 2020, 13:57:17
A few comments from Grim fans about tomorrow...

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Any Swindon fan coming to BP that day would have seen a club in almost terminal decline after nearly two decades of failure. On and off the pitch it was dire. Previous manager Jolley* had lost the plot, and was on the way to being sacked, and the players were square pegs in round holes and had a very defensive mindset. We were lucky if we ever got into the opposition box.
The team and the town has been energised by Holloway's arrival; he has made some astute signings and got our existing players believing in his way of playing the game and playing more to their potential. As a result we are much more attack minded, scoring more goals and look a decent team going forward.
You will rightly be firm favourites, but we should put up a much better show this time around. You will know we won at Colchester recently with three goals, one of which was a team goal involving 10 players from our box to theirs, and a wonder individual goal.
We are in much better shape, but as always may the best team win.

Colchester have done the double over Swindon already this season winning 3-0 at Swindon and 3-1 at home, they also beat them 3-0 in the EFL Cup, so we're nailed on for a win obviously.

I think both teams will be happy with a draw,

Weíd settle for a point now but really canít see us getting anything, even with improved performances.
Weíve still got a poor 45 minutes in us, as seen at Bradford and youíd expect someone like Swindon to punish us for that, unlike Bradford, who were equally as bobbins..

We did nothing against you(Swindon) that day. Probably in part due to the rut weíd found ourselves in combined with a lack of quality, but Iíd say more because your of your outstanding side in comparison. Grant and Doughty bossed the game, they are top class for this division.
I think we can give you a good game on Saturday now though. We are a completely different side these days with a new mindset, and we have Vernam, showing form worthy of a league above ours. If you beat us Iíd be surprised if itís by more than 1 goal.

I would be happy with a draw. We have already had a couple of notable away wins (Exeter and Colchester) and its unlikely we can keep on pulling this results off against top sides on their own patch.

Let's hope we give you lot a run for your money and it's an entertaining game. A point would be good but another Vernam hat-trick would be better.

A little confused why one of their fans think we would be happy with a draw? I somehow don't think so.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, February 21, 2020, 13:59:46
I'm also going for a narrow 2-1 win, in what may prove to be a tricky encounter. The wind will yet again be a factor, but at least it's going to be mostly dry for a change!

Would be nice to see 9000 there, but probably closer to 8k.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JanAirplaneMan on Friday, February 21, 2020, 14:10:52
Baudry still not fit for tommorows game, but Keshi and Caddis are.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Friday, February 21, 2020, 14:25:27
2-1 to us. Not that it will be an easy game ;)
I have to disagree with you Paul, I don't think it will be an easy game at all... it's going to be a hard game and nothing you can say will make me change my mind...


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Tails on Friday, February 21, 2020, 14:26:37
If Anderson is 100% I'd go for..


Benda
Caddis REG Fryers Hunt
Doughty Grant
Anderson DJ Yates
Doyle

He might be a bit rusty so maybe swap him for Isgrove.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, February 21, 2020, 14:27:11
I have to disagree with you Paul, I don't think it will be an easy game at all... it's going to be a hard game and nothing you can say will make me change my mind...

I see what you did there ;) :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Friday, February 21, 2020, 14:28:19
I have to disagree with you Paul, I don't think it will be an easy game at all... it's going to be a hard game and nothing you can say will make me change my mind...

Think you're wrong there OST. This will be a tough game, we haven't won against a side ending in -by in late Feb since 1928, thanks to the Tories, and Wellens has done nothing to show that he can teach algebra to year 8s in these circumstances. It's all downhill from here.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Tails on Friday, February 21, 2020, 14:30:43
Think you're wrong there OST. This will be a tough game, we haven't won against a side ending in -by in late Feb since 1928, thanks to the Tories, and Wellens has done nothing to show that he can teach algebra to year 8s in these circumstances. It's all downhill from here.

Genuinely spat my coffee out at that one. Good work.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, February 21, 2020, 14:35:04
DC has said he won't play again this season, and isn't targetting it unless we're Champions and he trots on for a few mins. All about prepping for next season.

How many games do you need to play to get a medal, DC has played 11 is that enough, if so he can just do a John Terry and turn up in full kit to collect the trophy?

In trying to find how many games he has played I stumbled across this offensive picture which I haven't seen before. Why the bloody mix of shirts, is nothing sacred.

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Squad/Squad2019-2020.jpg)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, February 21, 2020, 14:38:53
I would go

             Benda
Caddis REG Fryers Hunt
              Grant
         Doughty Lyden
DJ                          Yates
              Doyle


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: kirky69 on Friday, February 21, 2020, 14:45:12
I would go

             Benda
Caddis REG Fryers Hunt
              Grant
         Doughty Lyden
DJ                          Yates
              Doyle

Agree with the only possible change being Isgrove for DJ. Attacking options on the bench will be impressive - Woolery, Anderson, The Admiral, Hope and either Isgrove or DJ, although 1 of those 6 are likely to miss out altogether as McCormick, Broadbent and Palmer will be on the bench as cover for injuries. Rose will also miss out on the 18, showing what a strong squad we currently have.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, February 21, 2020, 14:47:39
I'd have Broadbent over Fryers in CB. He's done well in recent games.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Friday, February 21, 2020, 15:01:48
I'd have Broadbent over Fryers in CB. He's done well in recent games.

Likewise, we looked better against Northampton with Zeki on the left and Hunt on the right too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, February 21, 2020, 15:09:57
Do they still play the oil tanker that is Hanson up front? If so, Broadbent for me.

Canít not play Caddis. DJ been off the boil slightly last couple of games.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Friday, February 21, 2020, 15:10:54
In trying to find how many games he has played I stumbled across this offensive picture which I haven't seen before. Why the bloody mix of shirts, is nothing sacred.

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Squad/Squad2019-2020.jpg)
:D That orange third kit the fella in the middle is wearing is fucking terrible. Not surprised it's not been on sale in the club shop. And those boots will make a right mess of the pitch.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Freddies Ferret 2.0 on Friday, February 21, 2020, 17:51:58
Anyone know who I can contact to get a birthday announcement for tomorrows game?


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Tails on Friday, February 21, 2020, 17:55:44
Anyone know who I can contact to get a birthday announcement for tomorrows game?

Cutting it a bit fine arent you?!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, February 21, 2020, 17:59:45
Anyone know who I can contact to get a birthday announcement for tomorrows game?
For me for today? thank you, mutual birthday TEFer :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, February 21, 2020, 18:04:56
Anyone know who I can contact to get a birthday announcement for tomorrows game?

Just nick the mic when they're not looking?


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, February 21, 2020, 18:11:16
Just nick the mic when they're not looking?

(https://media2.giphy.com/media/15BuyagtKucHm/giphy.gif)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Freddies Ferret 2.0 on Friday, February 21, 2020, 18:28:26
Cutting it a bit fine arent you?!

it just came to me. its my daughters birthday today and we are going to the game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, February 21, 2020, 22:50:48
Late call to come down for this one, second game of the season after Exeter. Availability somewhat better than that game but hopefully the atmosphere is as good and the result is similar


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchda
Post by: Batch on Friday, February 21, 2020, 23:01:45
Quote from: Freddies Ferret 2.0
Anyone know who I can contact to get a birthday announcement for tomorrows game?

I've going into reception in seasons past with a piece of paper.

not sure on email


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: woolster on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 09:05:38
weather isn't much better than last week, 4.1 :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 09:29:03
The BBC are forecasting 40mph winds between 10.00 and 12.00 then back down to 19mph by kick off time...must be the tail end of a storm passing through or something...

The fishy boys are clearly buzzing and full of confidence and I'm sure they'll have a right go - On the other hand, we are the best team in the League - not said in an arrogant way, just - FACT! So...

3-1 Doyle, Yates, Doughty

Edit: Just to be clear - I do NOT think it will be easy  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 09:31:19
Driving back down from Glasgow today.  Going to take the more easterly A1 route to try & get a bit of BBC Radio Lincs (?) match commentary this afternoon.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 09:48:19
Driving back down from Glasgow today.  Going to take the more easterly A1 route to try & get a bit of BBC Radio Lincs (?) match commentary this afternoon.

I drove down through the night after dropping two crates off at RR in Paisley. Clung onto the steering wheel with grim determination until I got to Preston. Just got in. Going for a few hours shut eye before the game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Badger on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:17:31
I drove down through the night after dropping two crates off at RR in Paisley. Clung onto the steering wheel with grim determination until I got to Preston. Just got in. Going for a few hours shut eye before the game.

A bit breezy was it ?


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:50:33
Loads of confidence on the Grimsby forum.

Only 14 predicting a Swindon win even though we are top of the table and without a home defeat since September on a run of 8 wins and 2 draws scoring 20 goals and conceding just 5 in the games.

16 Grims predict a draw, but a large 23 predict a Grimsby win.

Theres optimism for you.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 11:17:38
Driving back down from Glasgow today.  Going to take the more easterly A1 route to try & get a bit of BBC Radio Lincs (?) match commentary this afternoon.

If you have the ifollow app and pay the £4.99 a month just play the commentary through that and have it through the bluetooth in your car ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 11:55:04
Loads of confidence on the Grimsby forum.

Only 14 predicting a Swindon win even though we are top of the table and without a home defeat since September on a run of 8 wins and 2 draws scoring 20 goals and conceding just 5 in the games.

16 Grims predict a draw, but a large 22 predict a Grimsby win.

Theres optimism for you.
Thatís what beating Morecambe and Stevenage does for you!

Iím waiting for my 150/1 5-2 to come in!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 12:00:40
Thatís what beating Morecambe and Stevenage does for you!

Iím waiting for my 150/1 5-2 to come in!
The last "lower" placed team with such confidence about playing us was Cambridge. A 4-0 defeat later they weren't so confident!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 12:08:33
And Vale! - 3-0. They were dreadful.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 12:24:28
And Vale! - 3-0. They were dreadful.
I love over confidence in teams when they come to Swindon.

Any team that underestimate us do so at their own peril.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 12:55:07
Loads of confidence on the Grimsby forum.

Only 14 predicting a Swindon win even though we are top of the table and without a home defeat since September on a run of 8 wins and 2 draws scoring 20 goals and conceding just 5 in the games.

16 Grims predict a draw, but a large 23 predict a Grimsby win.

Theres optimism for you.

Itís almost as if itís not a neutral polling sample. 


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 13:06:41
Itís almost as if itís not a neutral polling sample. 
Most other teams are far more average and usually a lot less biased towards their own team I have found as I do this for every team in the division, the only other teams that have been comparable for bias towards their own teams have been Exeter, Plymouth, Port Vale and Cambridge, the rest have been quite realistic when playing the team who are top of the table.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 13:10:31
Loads of confidence on the Grimsby forum.

Only 14 predicting a Swindon win even though we are top of the table and without a home defeat since September on a run of 8 wins and 2 draws scoring 20 goals and conceding just 5 in the games.

16 Grims predict a draw, but a large 23 predict a Grimsby win.

Theres optimism for you.
They do seem to get carried away, at the start of the season the majority of their fans thought they were dead certs for the playoffs and would be pushing for autos and that was seemingly off the back of signing Hanson. So Iíd take anything they say with a pinch of salt.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 13:33:56
Getting the bus into town, some teenage girl just got on to travel 1/3 of a mile.  :no:


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 13:53:26
Can someone confirm if the Kerry Mucklowe statue by the club shop is real? Thatís genius.

Itís also a form of community engagement that not everyone will get.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 13:54:14
Holloway will have them right up for this, so theyíll be dangerous. Vernam, in particular, seems to have found a bit of form since a loan spell at Chorley. Would be foolish to underestimate them.

Please win Town.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 14:01:27
Can someone confirm if the Kerry Mucklowe statue by the club shop is real? Thatís genius.

Itís also a form of community engagement that not everyone will get.
First I have heard of it TBH but the club do have posters at the club.

(https://i.postimg.cc/kgrSV8fn/86969542-190401985605186-8398910814794285056-n.jpg)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 14:12:55
Think you're wrong there OST. This will be a tough game, we haven't won against a side ending in -by in late Feb since 1928, thanks to the Tories, and Wellens has done nothing to show that he can teach algebra to year 8s in these circumstances. It's all downhill from here.

Not as simple as that is it. You missed out Thatcher, the miners strike, illegal occupation of Gibraltar and the Falklands, more recently the floods amongst other worrying deficiencies.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 14:13:54
There you go

https://mobile.twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1231193488097783808/photo/1


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 14:17:50
A bit breezy was it ?

You could say that. Had gripfil my syrup when I went for a leak at the services.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 14:22:34
We'll lose this 1-16.

I've bet on the match though. BTTS.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 14:23:22
4-0 without breaking sweat.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 14:25:44
The wind tunnel turbine will be on full power today. Just have to remember to turn it off when Grimsby are attacking the Stratton Bank.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 14:50:12
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ERYnHSGX0AAezbY?format=jpg&name=medium)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 14:51:10
Very attacking line up.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Badger on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 14:55:56
There you go

https://mobile.twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1231193488097783808/photo/1

Is that statue real, or computer generated ?
Hope it's the former !


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 14:56:43
Is that statue real, or computer generated ?
Hope it's the former !

It's real.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 14:57:36
Grims unchanged from their 2-1 home win against 2nd from bottom Morecambe last week.


Title: Re: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: AldbourneRed on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 15:18:48
Is that statue real, or computer generated ?
Hope it's the former !
100% real, and absolutely hilarious(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200222/a4412ca8d7e27c5827df87531b682389.jpg)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 15:28:49
Very much enjoying the Dominos pizza for your row competition being entered by Bath Council on Twitter. Suspect someone used the work account by accident, or they've made Jaybox mayor. Could be either really.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 15:47:04
Looks fairly breezy but nothing like the Exeter game at the moment.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 15:53:22
Town attacking the Stratton bank with the wind behind them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 15:54:17
Silly booking for Grant.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 15:56:29
Cobblers 1-0 Exeter


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 15:59:37
Isgrove hits the bar.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:00:01
Lucky foot out by the keeper flicks it onto the bar.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:00:19
How the fuck did that stay out - double deflection


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:00:54
Grimsby definately shakey at the back.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:03:09
Chance for the Grim, accross the 6 yard box, put out by Hunt for a corner to them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:03:23
Port Vale beating walsall


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:03:38
Benda flicks a header over the bar.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:04:10
We look a bit rusty so far, DJ and grant both a bit off the pace so far.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:06:26
Crewe 1 up


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:07:16
The Grim number 18 is a moany fucker.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:07:58
Doughty hits the post with the keeper well beaten.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:08:08
Corner to Town.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:08:56
Decent corner by Doughty under the bar, the keeper fumbles his punch but gets away with it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:09:02
Doughty hits the post with the keeper well beaten.

I thought the keeper touched it onto the post, might be wrong


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:10:20
Doughty hits the post with the keeper well beaten.

His control to make that chance was beautiful.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:10:21
Caddis blocks a cross corner to them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:10:52
I thought the keeper touched it onto the post, might be wrong
I watched the replay and the keeper looked 6 inches away from it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:11:07
His control to make that chance was beautiful.
And he shot with his right foot!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:12:25
Great pass from Doyle to Yates in the box but he was just offside.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:13:38
DJ backheel was brilliant to Hunt but his cross was blocked in the box.

DJ getting to grips with the game more now.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:14:05
Great game to watch so far, with both teams trying to play football.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:14:39
Our long passing has been very hit and miss today so far, some brilliant some very poor.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:14:54
Great game to watch so far, with both teams trying to play football.
Its very end to end.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:15:53
I have never seen that, the keeper kicks a goalkick straight out for a corner to us!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:17:59
I have never seen that, the keeper kicks a goalkick straight out for a corner to us!

Not even wind-assisted.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:18:34
Bradford and Colchester winning


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:19:43
Not even wind-assisted.
Absolute comedy defending.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchda
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:21:04
DJ not on it today


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:21:15
DJ becoming influential.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchda
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:21:46
don't agree there rf


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchda
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:21:53
DJ not on it today

Ha ha. Timing.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:22:35
Grims shoot but its a few foot wide but Benda had it covered.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:23:16
DJ not on it today
He started poorly but hes coming into it a bit more the last 20 mins, not his best game though.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:24:40
DJ should have done a lot better with that chance in the box.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:25:33
Not Isgroves best game either TBH, hes down injured now.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:26:36
Bradfut now losing


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:26:45
For a big bloke, Hanson falls over a lot.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:27:56
Isgrove to Doughty but his shot is defelcted just wide from 20 yards, corner.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:28:17
Nice delivery again from Doughty.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:29:38
Their keeper not got to grips with the wind at all.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:30:21
Every time DJ gets the ball there are 2 men on him.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:33:04
Corner to them. Isgrove made a really shit attempt to get the ball before that as the player ran past him.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:34:36
Yates shot saved by the keepers shoulder. Corner.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:35:01
Poor long corner by Caddis.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:37:45
Town definately had the better of the first half, the better football and chances but grims still look dangerous on the break.

End to end.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:38:24
HT 0-0


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:39:07
We're the better team here, but Grimsby are still dangerous.

Some half time ska:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wSXTN2EfRo


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:39:54
Funny how we didnít cope with the wind supposedly in our favour that half. I think the difference to recent weeks is that itís gusting unpredictably.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchda
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:41:46
better chances but Grimsby not useless either.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:44:15
Funny how we didn’t cope with the wind supposedly in our favour that half. I think the difference to recent weeks is that it’s gusting unpredictably.

I always preferred to play against the wind, i think it tends to be easier for a team that plays possession football through the middle


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:47:40
better chances but Grimsby not useless either.
Nobody said it would be easy ;)

Grims look decent on the break and are at least trying to play football, we have had the better of the first half but it now depends if we can get to grips playing against the wind.

Isgrove and DJ not having their best games, DJ showing glimpses but Isgrove has barely beaten his man so far. Disappointing by him, DJ is being double marked which gives Doughty more space in the middle, which he is exploiting regularly.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchda
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:52:18
for me every time dj gets the ball he does to much and loses it. Did pass in the last minute though!

isgrove not in the game, and we've struggled to get anything out the GP too. Not his fault though


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:52:21
Every time DJ gets the ball there are 2 men on him.

All the more reason to release it to the runners rather dribble up his own arse


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:53:59
for me every time dj gets the ball he does to much and loses it. Did pass in the last minute though!

isgrove not in the game, and we've struggled to get anything out the GP too. Not his fault though
I agree, DJ does take 1 touch too many all the time, do the simple things.


Title: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchda
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:54:13
booom


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:54:48
1-0


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:55:03
Yates after a good deep cross from DJ flick back by Doyle.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:55:44
Doyle did very well to keep that in. Assist-meister!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:56:55
Yates to Doyle but he can't quite get to the through ball in the box.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchda
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:57:11
boooom 2


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:57:19
Doyle did very well to keep that in. Assist-meister!
His value to the team is way more than just his goals.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:57:30
2-0


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:57:37
DJ or keeper OG.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:58:23
Doughty to Yates and his cross is perfect for DJ who heads it against the post and the keeper nets the final touch, definately DJ goal but shocking keeping.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:58:26
I knew it would be easy.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:58:41
This being their super-keeper.  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:59:38
Typical Swindon cheating using the wind again


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: gingernuggets on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 16:59:56
Get the fuck in (x2)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:00:11
Nice running by Doyle winning the ball from the CB, linking up well with Hunt.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:00:41
Isgrove hits the top of the net after the keeper leaves it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:00:54
This being their super-keeper.  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:
:D


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:02:33
Doughty to Yates and his cross is perfect for DJ who heads it against the post and the keeper nets the final touch, definately DJ goal but shocking keeping.

A nice 10 or 11 passes in the lead up to that goal. What a difference 5 mins makes.

:pint:


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:02:42
Would love Doyle to grab a goal today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:04:08
Doughty felled softly on the edge of the box.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchda
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:04:53
what a finish!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:04:56
And it's 3!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:05:29
3-0 OG


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:05:47
Form team my fucking rosey red ring peice.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: gingernuggets on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:06:07
Boom


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:06:53
Corner to Grims, they havent given up yet.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchda
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:07:04
bollocks 3-1


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:07:24
3-1

Lovely BTTS  :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:07:45
3-1 the fat striker.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:08:15
Att: 8,180 with 587 Grims.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:08:36
We just can't defend set peices.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:10:15
Doughty shoots but its an easy save, great break and dribble by REG and pass to Hunt before that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:11:25
The break and dribble by REG was so much like the Calderwood used to bring the ball out of defence.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:11:50
Lyden coming on.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:12:02
I do like the look of REG. Very composed for a young lad.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:12:17
Lyden for DJ.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:12:33
I do like the look of REG. Very composed for a young lad.
I would like him back next season for sure.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:14:12
Yellow for the Grim player for fouling Caddis.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:15:48
The ginger one will be thirsty for a goal. Would be the icing on the cake. Especially as Bradford are losing and Vaughan has scored for Trannies.

Numb winning, Ruben Reid still pulling up trees I see.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:16:01
Corner to them, now they have 2 big lumps up front after bringing on the huge Matt Green.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:16:37
Doughty really wants a goal today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:16:38
Doughty shoots well wide under not a lot of pressure from 20 yards, poor shot.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:16:58
Doughty really wants a goal today.
I think hes been my MoM so far.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:18:52
Cynical foul by Grim player on Isgrove.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:19:45
Isgrove getting much more of the ball this half and has the beating of the fullback now.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:20:55
Isgrove proves TLC are wrong as he chases Waterfalls.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:23:44
Ref misses a blatant handball by the fat striker.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:24:21
Town break by Doyle to Lyden but his shot is blocked, corner to Town.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:24:41
Muskwe on for Isgrove.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:29:05
Admiral nice dribble cuts inside and shoots from 25 yards, saved by the keeper.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:29:57
Was one hell of a shot by Admiral.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:30:27
Whoís getting the late goals this week to piss on our chips. Fingers crossed itís not the Muff


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:32:38
Woolery on for Doyle.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:34:05
Woolery chose wrongly there after Yates sets him up. Late pass by Yates too though.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:34:51
Lucky for him he was offside. Heíd never win a one on one.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:35:34
Woolery looks a shadow of the player he was pre Doyles return.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:36:28
Great ball from Admiral to Doughty whos shot is blocked.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: moredonboy on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:37:12
anyone know why anderson was not in the squad?


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:37:24
Another corner to Town.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:37:36
Woolery looks a shadow of the player he was pre Doyles return.

Harsh. Heís only had a few cameos.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:38:03
I reckon the Admiral might pinch one. If only his name was Musket instead of Muskwe


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchda
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:38:30
7 minutes. 7. what the fuck


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:38:38
That's a little harsh. Thought Woolery did well to get into position. Yates's delay put him offsite (although he should have stayed onside). Then he was chopped down by the defender (although I think he was looking for the penalty).


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:39:02
7 mins added! seriously!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:39:53
Harsh. Heís only had a few cameos.
Possibly, but he has done very little when he has had the ball.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:40:10
Iíve hardly ever seen 7.  Certainly not without serious injuries.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:40:12
Woolery poor shot cutting inside.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:41:08
Iíve hardly ever seen 7.  Certainly not without serious injuries.
We had a 9 added earlier this season but there was a serious injury to Conroy caused that. This added time is unbelievable.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:42:38
I would like to see Muskwe given some more game time up front, hes looked useful.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchda
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:44:43
caddis limping


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:46:29
FT 3-1 solid performance, very happy with that.

Grims offered less than I was expecting considering their recent form.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:47:04
Plymouth draw. We're now 4pts clear of 4th.

9mins added on in the Manchester Millionaires v Col U. Looks like Salford can kiss their PO hopes goodbye. They are 9pts adrift of 7th.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:48:23
Somethings up with Grant.
Straight down the tunnel at the end of the game, after taking his shirt off and throwing it into the crowd.
He also didnít celebrate any of our goals.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:48:44
Well deserved win. It was bordering on being easy at times.

2 points clear of second.
4 points clear of 4th.
11 points clear of 8th


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:49:18
Only team to have scored three today. Two points clear. Surprised that Muff slipped up at home to Cambridge.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:50:59
FT 3-1 solid performance, very happy with that.

Grims offered less than I was expecting considering their recent form.

Wind Tunnel ☑
Plymouth best team in division ☑
Our wheels could fall off (see FVR) ☑
Exeter best of the rest ☑
Grimsby definitely PO contenders (see Salford too) ☑
It won't be easy ☑

 :pint: :pint: :pint:

Ess Tee Eff See. WARAWA.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:51:03
Missed the first half as train got stuck at Kemble so got in the CG just in time for the first. We were much the better team from what I did see, Grimsbyís only threat was the high ball in the wind aimed for Hanson.

They showed exactly why we should ignore other teams form as we were a far better team than them


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 17:52:52
Easy win


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:00:37
As usual I was in the pisser when we scored the first, then Grimsby fell apart for ten minutes,  then we just saw it out. Comfortable.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:07:49
Grimsby to be fair tried to play but they would always lose if it came down to out passing us, we chased down everything and won most of it, we created more chances than them, rarely looked threatened, we just always concede poor goals from set peices.

They never looked like they would put us under much pressure at the back and their defence had a lot of mistakes in them along with a pretty dodgy keeper too.

Very pleased as that could easily have been a banana skin if we didn't have the quality and confidence  that we do.

A fair few of our players werent at their best today but nobody played particularly badly, we passed it round well and created a fair bit, Hollowhead needs more quality players at the back if he is to succeed there.

Very happy with the 3 points though and a decent crowd too in poor conditions.

Lets keep racking up these wins.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:11:44
Agree with your pick of Doughty as MoM. He played further forward today, and was a constant danger.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:12:27
I didn't think it would be easy today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:13:52
Very pleasant win in not ideal conditions. Strange game in that all our beautifully created chances ended up hitting woodwork and all the scrappy nonsense ended up in the net, but they all count and it's another three points. Yates my motm but good performances all round. On we go


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:16:53
We were right about their keeper - right old flapper. Nowhere near the banana skin some were predicting.

3 more winnable games coming up - could be well clear of 4th by the end of them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:19:27
Really could've been 6-1 and not even at our best (again).

ď...and Town have torn Grimsby a new one...Ē
~ Andrew Hawes 22/02/2020

Don't think I've ever heard a BBC commentator use that term before. Excellent.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:21:11
Somethings up with Grant.
Straight down the tunnel at the end of the game, after taking his shirt off and throwing it into the crowd.
He also didnít celebrate any of our goals.
Hmmmm...be interesting to see if he Tweets later...normally does after we've won  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchda
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:34:23
well that was a good solid win.

beginning of the second half effectively ended a contest that we were the better team, but Grimsby always looked like they could do something (despite not really doing it).

REG had a good game deserving of his motm, followed by Yates for me.

special mention to the Grimsby keeper as I don't recall ever seeing a corner arise from a goal kick, ever. professional and Sunday League. Also a good flap at DJs header


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:37:36
Hmmmm...be interesting to see if he Tweets later...normally does after we've won  :hmmm:

Tbf, he could just have some family shit going on and needed to get in touch with/go see them asap. Don't think we really need to create a drama out of it.

On another note, had Reg been in the Town squad we definitely would've scored 5 or 6  :soapy tit wank:


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:37:54
Hmmmm...be interesting to see if he Tweets later...normally does after we've won  :hmmm:
Well he just has so looks like all is good in the hood.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchda
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:38:08
Quote from: Quagmire
Somethings up with Grant.
Straight down the tunnel at the end of the game, after taking his shirt off and throwing it into the crowd.
He also didnít celebrate any of our goals.



didn't notice that. bugger.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:39:16
A couple of excellent results today for us at the top in L2.

Plymouth only drawing at home vs Cambridge, Exeter getting beaten 2-0 at Northampton, thats 2 defeats in the last 5 for Exeter and Plymouth getting just 2 wins in the last 5, with their last 2 games being drawn.

Crewe seem to be putting a little run of results together with 1 loss and 4 wins in the last 5 now.

FGR down in 10th place are now a huge 20 point behind us!

Bradford in 9th place are 15 point behind us now too!

We are in a very nice position it has to be said.

Cheltnumb play their game in hand on Tuesday against Northampton at home.

Next Saturday we are at Mansfield (who sit in 21st place 31 points behind us)
Plymouth have a difficult game at Bradford
Exeter a rather easier game on paper home to Crawley
Crewe have a trip to the lowly Morecambe
Cheltenham a difficult away game Colchester
Northampton go to Grimsby.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:39:30


didn't notice that. bugger.

Short lived rumour from Quagmire.

https://twitter.com/Anthony42Grant/status/1231273985003925505?s=20


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:39:40
Really could've been 6-1 and not even at our best (again).

ď...and Town have torn Grimsby a new one...Ē
~ Andrew Hawes 22/02/2020

Don't think I've ever heard a BBC commentator use that term before. Excellent.
Haha! Just heard again...brilliant ;D


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Barnard on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:40:05
Good afternoon. Three to us and nil to them. 7989 noisy locals and 456 Grim.

At the Vagabond's request. Cunt.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:40:27
Short lived rumour from Quagmire.

https://twitter.com/Anthony42Grant/status/1231273985003925505?s=20
Just what I wanted to see...


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: normy on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:42:06
I thought Doughty was our MOM, followed by Yates and REG,  A good solid win.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:43:38
I thought Doughty was our MOM, followed by Yates and REG,  A good solid win.
Exactly as I saw it in that order.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:44:48
Haha! Just heard again...brilliant ;D

It's a common phrase obvs but in professional commentary? Brilliant. I always like that even if AH wasn't a Town fan (I believe he is) then he makes for a very convincing one. Nice bloke to have brief chats with too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:46:39
It's a common phrase obvs but in professional commentary? Brilliant. I always like that even if AH wasn't a Town fan (I believe he is) then he makes for a very convincing one. Nice bloke to have brief chats with too.
He's definitely grown on me over time - sounds like a good guy...


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:46:57
It's a common phrase obvs but in professional commentary? Brilliant. I always like that even if AH wasn't a Town fan (I believe he is) then he makes for a very convincing one. Nice bloke to have brief chats with too.
It wouldnt be the first time hes been in trouble on t'radio if anything comes from this!

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/3745624.outrage-at-albion-pundits-disabled-jibe/


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:48:20
Somethings up with Grant.
Straight down the tunnel at the end of the game, after taking his shirt off and throwing it into the crowd.
He also didnít celebrate any of our goals.
???

He wasnít straight down the tunnel, he walked down half the length of the DR stand towards the TE then made his way off the pitch.

Letís save this sort of drivel for the FB group.

A comfortable three points - we were right to be wary pre match of Grimsbyís upturn in form but we really are an impressive side for this level with some very talented footballers.



Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:49:08
Grant does seem a bit moody at time.

Not petulant moody or miserable moody. More "fuck you I won't do what you tell me" moody.

That's probably one reason why he's so fucking awesome.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:50:43
Just what I wanted to see...

Well thatís good to see. He still wasnít a happy bunny today regardless.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 18:58:00
Grant does seem a bit moody at time.

Not petulant moody or miserable moody. More "fuck you I won't do what you tell me" moody.

That's probably one reason why he's so fucking awesome.
Hes always had a bit of a reputation for that in his career, I wouldn't change him at all, hes a great player at this level.

His head went down when he was booked so early on as he couldnt play his normal aggressive game, he was probably told to hold back a bit by Wellens/Hunt, which to be fair he did. Not his best game but he was still far from bad today.

I must admit I never saw if he celebrated our goals or not at the time. He looked fine from the viewpoint of iFollow but you don't get to see everything when watching on there.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 19:02:28
It wouldnt be the first time hes been in trouble on t'radio if anything comes from this!

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/3745624.outrage-at-albion-pundits-disabled-jibe/

I think reading that it was instigated by his colleague and Hawes got "caught up" in that moment. When looking in context, I don't think either were directly attacking disabled people. Still shouldn't have been said though.

We know though this day in age people have to be more aware of what they say. We do have to look at context though and if it is in the character of the individual. We also have to be aware that our values aren't necessarily outdated, thus adapting to what is acceptable and what isn't. This though will always divide opinion somewhat.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 19:02:33
Hes always had a bit of a reputation for that in his career, I wouldn't change him at all, hes a great player at this level.

His head went down when he was booked so early on as he couldnt play his normal aggressive game, he was probably told to hold back a bit by Wellens/Hunt, which to be fair he did. Not his best game but he was still far from bad today.

I must admit I never saw if he celebrated our goals or not at the time. He looked fine from the viewpoint of iFollow but you don't get to see everything when watching on there.
Iíve watched back and he didnít celebrate at all but that could be for any reason, players have personal lives as well, Wellens wouldnít play him if anything untoward had happened.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 19:03:39
Iíve watched back and he didnít celebrate at all but that could be for any reason, players have personal lives as well, Wellens wouldnít play him if anything untoward had happened.
Absolutely.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 19:15:56
 Wouldn't it be nice to play a Saturday game in something other than wind.  Useful results elsewhere today, don't think Numb are out of the picture yet given they've still to come to us... they've a visit from Cobblers on Tuesday, for their gih.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Exiled Bob on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 19:19:50
Well thatís good to see. He still wasnít a happy bunny today regardless.
Probably lost at paintball.....


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 19:23:37
Wouldn't it be nice to play a Saturday game in something other than wind.  Useful results elsewhere today, don't think Numb are out of the picture yet given they've still to come to us... they've a visit from Cobblers on Tuesday, for their gih.
Tbf, we seem to defend against it very well. Thatís Exeter and Grimsby who havenít done a thing with the wind at their back.
They fucked about at the back in the Luke Williams mould. Itís good to see us just hoof it now and again.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Exiled Bob on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 19:25:45
Wouldn't it be nice to play a Saturday game in something other than wind.  Useful results elsewhere today, don't think Numb are out of the picture yet given they've still to come to us... they've a visit from Cobblers on Tuesday, for their gih.
I didn't realise that Cheltenham have actually lost the fewest number of games - 6. I agree that they are still involved, quietly picking up points.....


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 19:34:39
I didn't realise that Cheltenham have actually lost the fewest number of games - 6. I agree that they are still involved, quietly picking up points.....
I donít think they are too much of a threat to us, even winning their game in hand and beating us would see them still 3 points behind us. Iíd like to think come full time next Tuesday we will be in a very commanding position.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nijholts Nuts on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 19:42:31
I think the Lyden / DJ substitution was pivotal today. Lyden gave us a lot more composure in midfield as it was becoming a bit of s free for all.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 19:48:37
I donít think they are too much of a threat to us, even winning their game in hand and beating us would see them still 3 points behind us. Iíd like to think come full time next Tuesday we will be in a very commanding position.

Agree.

Points on the board and all that. I'm sure Newport fans will look at the table and still believe they can make the POs. With three G-i-H on Col U they'd be "in the mix" but like Numb, they have to win them first. Reality always tells us that teams will drop points (even "form" sides like Grimsby).

We will win this league and I won't be losing sleep over what Cheltenham can or can't do. I have insomnia so it's moot anyway.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 20:03:13
I didn't realise that Cheltenham have actually lost the fewest number of games - 6. I agree that they are still involved, quietly picking up points.....

Also got a good GD..... only conceded 10 goals on the road which is impressive..... as you say quietly going about it, be intersting in midweek to see how they cope when pressure comes on, Plymuff for example have shown how difficult it can be to just find wins when you need them... beat Crewe but then couldn't back it up v Macc and Cambridge.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 20:21:39
Really could've been 6-1 and not even at our best (again).

ď...and Town have torn Grimsby a new one...Ē
~ Andrew Hawes 22/02/2020

Don't think I've ever heard a BBC commentator use that term before. Excellent.

Nearly spat my coffee out when I heard that.  Glad it wasn't just me that noticed.  In fairness, AH is a fan and we had just gone 3-0 up...but I'll imagine words will have been had.  : )


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 20:39:44
Nearly spat my coffee out when I heard that.  Glad it wasn't just me that noticed.  In fairness, AH is a fan and we had just gone 3-0 up...but I'll imagine words will have been had.  : )

Similarly, I was just making a brew at the time and had to rewind it as thought "naa he didn't!"

As with many local commentaries teams, wears his supporting heart on his sleeve. Must be tempting at times to let a "Get the fuck in" slip out. That'd make for an interesting conversation in debrief  :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 21:10:42
A couple of excellent results today for us at the top in L2.

Plymouth only drawing at home vs Cambridge, Exeter getting beaten 2-0 at Northampton, thats 2 defeats in the last 5 for Exeter and Plymouth getting just 2 wins in the last 5, with their last 2 games being drawn.

Crewe seem to be putting a little run of results together with 1 loss and 4 wins in the last 5 now.

FGR down in 10th place are now a huge 20 point behind us!

Bradford in 9th place are 15 point behind us now too!

We are in a very nice position it has to be said.
As has been mentioned when people get nervous about teams catching us etc, all the top 4 will drop points between now and the end of the season. We will do too, we may even be overhauled at the top for a period. But then those doing the overhauling will have their own "wobble" we didn't expect because sometimes we look at a team's form and just assume that will continue come what may. At least 3, probably all 4, of the top 4 will be in the top 4 come end of April. We will be one of them and we will be in the automatic slots. 5 more wins needed.


Title: Re: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 21:10:43
Also got a good GD..... only conceded 10 goals on the road which is impressive..... as you say quietly going about it, be intersting in midweek to see how they cope when pressure comes on, Plymuff for example have shown how difficult it can be to just find wins when you need them... beat Crewe but then couldn't back it up v Macc and Cambridge.
Interesting comments from Wellens from his pre match presser. He said the bottom of the table is skewed because only one team will go down this year. Would normally have teams just about staying up on 45 points.

This year the pressure is off with one down and Stevensge cut adrift. Wellens said the points those relegation threatened teams might otherwise pick up are going to teams at the top. It means it might take more points for auto and a Bury going up last year on 79 points is very unlikely.

I think another 6 wins and a few draws from our remaining 12 games should be enough. If we can put together another couple of quick wins that task becomes a lot easier.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Badger on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 22:04:00
It wouldnt be the first time hes been in trouble on t'radio if anything comes from this!

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/3745624.outrage-at-albion-pundits-disabled-jibe/

Anyone who uses the phrase "window lickers" needs to take a long hard look at himself


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchda
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 22:14:29
every 80s/90s schoolboy is now staring at his shoes. told.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 22:33:17
Anyone who uses the phrase "window lickers" needs to take a long hard look at himself

Not condoning that term in a standalone sense but I think context has to be considered in that case. We're all susceptible for saying something that makes us look stupid. I think in Hawes case he genuinely was caught up in that moment. Which was an incredibly wrong moment.

I'm certain it was realised by both himself and the lead presenter almost straightaway the error. In fact it does go on to say that the lead presenter apologised live on air several times for what was said.

"To err is human.
Forgive, divine."


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 22:47:14
A good performance and win in tricky conditions.
I thought we managed the conditions well second half and that the Lyden substitution gave us an increased level of control.
Grimsby played some neat stuff in midfield, but at times were a bit panicky at the back, and also not a big threat up front.
Re Grant - I think he may have been carrying either a knock or a bug - we sit in the Arkells roughly behind the dug out, and when RW came to the touch line after about 20 mins first half, he clearly asked Grant if he was ok or needed to come off. Despite this, and the handicap of an early booking when Doughtyís loose pass gave the ball away he managed the game well without looking his normal immense presence.
I also thought the ref did ok - the 7 mins stoppage time was not disproportionate, as we had 6 substitutions and  4 goals in the second half (at 30 seconds each that accounts for 5 of the 7 mins), and in addition to those there was the long delay taking a corner when the ball kept being blown away and I think one injury stoppage.
Still 12 games to go - a quarter of the season - if we win 6 or possibly 7 of those it will be enough for top 3. This squad is good enough to do that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 22:55:34
Anyone who uses the phrase "window lickers" needs to take a long hard look at himself

Well if you were a mirror licker you could.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 00:10:27
As has been mentioned when people get nervous about teams catching us etc, all the top 4 will drop points between now and the end of the season. We will do too, we may even be overhauled at the top for a period. But then those doing the overhauling will have their own "wobble" we didn't expect because sometimes we look at a team's form and just assume that will continue come what may. At least 3, probably all 4, of the top 4 will be in the top 4 come end of April. We will be one of them and we will be in the automatic slots. 5 more wins needed.
Equally we have shown we are capable of winning 7 on the spin, if we were to do that now then that would be us up. Would be nice to get the job done nice and early for once.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: BoA Vagabond on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 00:18:14
At the Vagabond's request. Cunt.
Many thanks my friend


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 00:28:07
Flash's guts were bad again  :(


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 09:18:06
I didn't realise that Cheltenham have actually lost the fewest number of games - 6. I agree that they are still involved, quietly picking up points.....
Also didn't realise Liverpool are the only team in the UK leagues to have won more games than us.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 10:13:03
It seems a long time since we have had such a good home record - 9 wins and a draw from the last 10 home games.

Canít see how or why that will change much between now and seasonís end. Even though we have actually been fairly comfortable in games at the CG, the hangover from seasons of capitulating still produces that feeling of impending doom - probably where Reg gets it from!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 10:15:19
Glad we put Holloway in his place. Could see some flat cap action in the away dugout.
Having said that Grimsby were a vast improvement on the first game in December and played some nice football in the first half, but like most teams in this league lack the consistent quality up front.

Maybe could have had done a bit better with some of the breakaway situations when they went 3 at the back.

That's last seasons points total surpassed with 12 games to go and another win will see off the Flitcroft and Brown effort. :)


Title: Re: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 10:26:44
It seems a long time since we have had such a good home record - 9 wins and a draw from the last 10 home games.

Canít see how or why that will change much between now and seasonís end. Even though we have actually been fairly comfortable in games at the CG, the hangover from seasons of capitulating still produces that feeling of impending doom - probably where Reg gets it from!
Looking back at the 2006/7 and 2011/12 League 2 promotions continuing the home form from this point (34 games) is what secured promotion. Both those teams only dropped points at home once.

Sturrock's team dropped off away from home but ground out a couple of wins and goalless draws.

Di Canio's team kept winning away from home apart from Crewe away and when it all went nuts with dropping players for Aldershot and Gillingham.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 10:44:20
Four wins secures playoffs. We donít want that shit, expensive day out and a lottery. Weíre going up top three, being saying that since, well, autumn and nothing has changed my mind that wonít be so.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 11:15:39
Also didn't realise Liverpool are the only team in the UK leagues to have won more games than us.
If you do mean UK then Celtic have won more and Rangers the same.

If you mean England then Barrow have won the same but nobody has won more, in the top 4 English leagues though that is a fact for sure.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 11:20:39
Nice to see I take the credit for their keeper having a shocker :D

https://forum.thefishy.co.uk/Blah.pl?m-1582127652/s-0/


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 11:32:16
Since when have some of our fans referred to us as ďSwinĒ or ďThe SwinĒ?
Perhaps I am getting old but that is utterly cringeworthy


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 12:00:51
Since when have some of our fans referred to us as ďSwinĒ or ďThe SwinĒ?
Perhaps I am getting old but that is utterly cringeworthy
TBH I have never heard it used by a Town fan.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 12:05:48
Nice to see I take the credit for their keeper having a shocker :D

https://forum.thefishy.co.uk/Blah.pl?m-1582127652/s-0/
Tbh, he didnít need much help in having a shocker. That cross from Isgrove nearly caught him out as well.

Strange comment from Mr Punch

ĎWe thought we could pin them back with the wind, and they pushed their left-back right up at the start of the second half.

We had them pinned in, we gave a silly free-kick away, we should have never given that. I think the fella won it, but heís an experienced fella against Mattie Pollock, and then they go and get a goal right from that.í

Had us pinned in? Didnít we score within a minute of the 2nd half.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 12:22:54
Had us pinned in? Didnít we score within a minute of the 2nd half.
I think the timing was about 45 seconds into the 2nd half, they had us pinned for the first 44 seconds though ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 13:12:22
Just seen the highlights. If that goalkeeper is the same one who played in the game earlier this season, he may well lay claim to being the worst goalkeeper in the football league. What on earth was he doing for DJís goal


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 13:35:24
James McKeown is a good lower league goalkeeper but he had two stinkers against Swindon this season which was very much appreciated.

Thanks, J-Mac.



Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Leggett on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 14:01:25
He certainly doesn't seem to enjoy a looping header...


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 14:16:24
"he's so fine
Diallang, Diallang, diallang
Wish he was ours
Diallang, Diallang, diallang"
(with apologies to the Crystal's!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 14:27:21
Tbh, he didnít need much help in having a shocker. That cross from Isgrove nearly caught him out as well.

Strange comment from Mr Punch

ĎWe thought we could pin them back with the wind, and they pushed their left-back right up at the start of the second half.

We had them pinned in, we gave a silly free-kick away, we should have never given that. I think the fella won it, but heís an experienced fella against Mattie Pollock, and then they go and get a goal right from that.í

Had us pinned in? Didnít we score within a minute of the 2nd half.
I may be in the minority here but itís Iíve never been a big fan of Holloway. Iíve always got the impression he comes in with an initial bounce and a breath of fresh air but the longer heís around he starts to come across as a bit of a dick including with the players. Sounds like he snapped at their local radio presenter after the game for daring to ask if he would be looking to make changes next game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Exiled Bob on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 15:10:53
"he's so fine
Diallang, Diallang, diallang
Wish he was ours
Diallang, Diallang, diallang"
(with apologies to the Crystal's!
or (to the tune of My Dingaling)

Our Diallang, our Diallang
You just can't play with
Our Diallang.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 15:59:59
Since when have some of our fans referred to us as ďSwinĒ or ďThe SwinĒ?
Perhaps I am getting old but that is utterly cringeworthy
It seems to be a Twitter thing...Marley etc... not heard it before this season. I actually don't mind it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ardiles on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 16:10:45
Since when have some of our fans referred to us as ďSwinĒ or ďThe SwinĒ?
Perhaps I am getting old but that is utterly cringeworthy

TBH I have never heard it used by a Town fan.

In the same vein, I've never heard any of our fans use 'the Robins' in the stands.  And yet that, apparently, is the club's official nickname/moniker.  Better to have something that comes about organically, like this, I think.  Even if 'the Swin' does sound a bit odd.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: river monster on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 16:17:03
I may be in the minority here but itís Iíve never been a big fan of Holloway. Iíve always got the impression he comes in with an initial bounce and a breath of fresh air but the longer heís around he starts to come across as a bit of a dick including with the players. Sounds like he snapped at their local radio presenter after the game for daring to ask if he would be looking to make changes next game.

I agree. Overrated manager


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: river monster on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 16:18:05
Since when have some of our fans referred to us as ďSwinĒ or ďThe SwinĒ?
Perhaps I am getting old but that is utterly cringeworthy

I quite like it for some reason. And I'm quite old..ish


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ardiles on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 16:28:09
We should maybe reclaim 'the Swine', used as a term of abuse by opposition fans.  A nod to the etymology of Swindon.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: river monster on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 16:30:41
I love the way Doyle celebrates our goals, all over the goalscorer he is and first one there. With Bradford he so didn't give a shit when they scored. I know he hasn't scored for us since returning but he is playing well still and assisting excellently. He just seems well up for it with us


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Valid Pint on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 17:08:38
Since when have some of our fans referred to us as ďSwinĒ or ďThe SwinĒ?
Perhaps I am getting old but that is utterly cringeworthy

I don't mind being called a Brit. Not sure when that came in. Was it because of the Brit Awards? Or was it around before then?


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 17:27:40
I don't mind being called a Brit. Not sure when that came in. Was it because of the Brit Awards? Or was it around before then?
Nah, that's been going for ages. Think it's an American thing. Certainly I was referred to as a Brit when in California for a few weeks as a teenager (which was a very long time ago :( )


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 17:52:07
Nah, that's been going for ages. Think it's an American thing. Certainly I was referred to as a Brit when in California for a few weeks as a teenager (which was a very long time ago :( )
I think it was a joke... that's how I took it anyway 🤔


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mother Brown on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 18:01:21
We should maybe reclaim 'the Swine', used as a term of abuse by opposition fans.  A nod to the etymology of Swindon.
I would go with that but I dare say somebody will be offended, or offended on somebody else"s behalf.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: suttonred on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 19:10:22
I'm offended you think I might be offended. (that's how it works these days)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 19:19:28
I'm offended you think I might be offended. (that's how it works these days)


Put a claim in!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 19:42:09
Thinking about the og, I can remember playing the same opposition in the 1960's when they had a bit of a man mountain called Jobling.  He scored a cracker of an og from just inside the box, Mike Summerbee raced over to shake his hand and congratulate him.  Didn't go down very well as I remember!!  One of the game's real characters in that team. 


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Monday, February 24, 2020, 03:42:08
Four wins secures playoffs. We donít want that shit, expensive day out and a lottery. Weíre going up top three, being saying that since, well, autumn and nothing has changed my mind that wonít be so.

Fed up of crying at Wembley Stadium. Nope. Up as champions please.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: suttonred on Monday, February 24, 2020, 06:26:35
Be a low turnout I reckon, about 25000 would think they are jinxes and not risk it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, February 24, 2020, 09:00:20
Fed up of crying at Wembley Stadium. Nope. Up as champions please.

Yes, very attainable. So is promo two next season as well, which I have already said. I have a gut feeling of a Lou Mac double promotion push.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, February 24, 2020, 10:08:05
Yes, very attainable. So is promo two next season as well, which I have already said. I have a gut feeling of a Lou Mac double promotion push.
Agree on both counts. And with bamboo - fuck Wembley.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, February 24, 2020, 10:17:38
Be a low turnout I reckon, about 25000 would think they are jinxes and not risk it.
I would definitely be one of those. The Millwall game in 2010 was such a shit awful day I couldn't face it in '12 for the LDV or the play off final in '15. Needless to say, I do not regret those decisions one bit.

Someone out of the current top 4 is not going to get an auto spot and whoever that is will shit the bed in the play offs - it's happened time and time again over the years. We can't be and mustn't be that team...and I don't think we will be.

I've said it before and I'll say it again - the business we did in the January window will prove to be the clincher for us and will get us over the line.*


*It won't be easy though  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, February 24, 2020, 10:19:21
That 4 point cushion allows us a bad day at the office - or two. Hoping we extend that gap further.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ginginho on Monday, February 24, 2020, 10:28:50
Win 8 of our last 12, weíll be on 90 points, which will take us up, probably as Champions.
Very doable.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, February 24, 2020, 11:13:43
I love the way Doyle celebrates our goals, all over the goalscorer he is and first one there. With Bradford he so didn't give a shit when they scored. I know he hasn't scored for us since returning but he is playing well still and assisting excellently. He just seems well up for it with us
Good thing in some respects,   whilst he's not banging them in the press seem to take less interest. That should suit us just fine, keep him off other clubs radars, re-sign him, then let him loose again next season in league one.
Definitely agree although he's not scoring he's putting in a full shift every game  and creating changes that other players wouldn't get near, would be a major loss should we lose him at the end of the season but think/hope that will not be the case.   He certainly seems to love being here, why would he want to go elsewhere ?.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, February 24, 2020, 11:32:25
Win 8 of our last 12, weíll be on 90 points, which will take us up, probably as Champions.
Very doable.
With 6 homes games and 6 away games that is very doable.

Mansfield A
Scunthorpe H Tuesday
FGR H
Oldham A
Stevenage A Tuesday
Crawley H
Walsall A
Salford H
Cheltenham H Easter Fri
Morecambe A Easter Mon
Orient H
Macclesfield A

All very winnable.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bewster on Monday, February 24, 2020, 11:34:17
I stayed at the the ground for a while after the game so the lad could meet a few players. The Grimsby team and Holloway came out.

He was as you'd expect, a top bloke, plenty of time to chat and have a bit of a laugh. But a couple of yoofs took the banter a bit far and used "cunt" in the banter. Holloway got really annoyed at this and went after them and made them apologise to the children that were getting photos and autographs.

Top Bloke  ;D. I can see Grimsby doing well under him.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, February 24, 2020, 11:37:26
I stayed at the the ground for a while after the game so the lad could meet a few players. The Grimsby team and Holloway came out.

He was as you'd expect, a top bloke, plenty of time to chat and have a bit of a laugh. But a couple of yoofs took the banter a bit far and used "cunt" in the banter. Holloway got really annoyed at this and went after them and made them apologise to the children that were getting photos and autographs.

Top Bloke  ;D. I can see Grimsby doing well under him.
Gone up in my estimation there. Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, February 24, 2020, 11:46:17
I stayed at the the ground for a while after the game so the lad could meet a few players. The Grimsby team and Holloway came out.

He was as you'd expect, a top bloke, plenty of time to chat and have a bit of a laugh. But a couple of yoofs took the banter a bit far and used "cunt" in the banter. Holloway got really annoyed at this and went after them and made them apologise to the children that were getting photos and autographs.

Top Bloke  ;D. I can see Grimsby doing well under him.
Fair play to him, nice.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Monday, February 24, 2020, 12:18:27
With 6 homes games and 6 away games that is very doable.

Mansfield A
Scunthorpe H Tuesday
FGR H
Oldham A
Stevenage A Tuesday
Crawley H
Walsall A
Salford H
Cheltenham H Easter Fri
Morecambe A Easter Mon
Orient H
Macclesfield A

All very winnable.

Be great to win those 8 before Easter ... then relax and pulverise Cheltenham! :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Monday, February 24, 2020, 12:27:48
Looking forward to Walsall away. Should be quite a few of us there!

With 6 homes games and 6 away games that is very doable.

Mansfield A
Scunthorpe H Tuesday
FGR H
Oldham A
Stevenage A Tuesday
Crawley H
Walsall A
Salford H
Cheltenham H Easter Fri
Morecambe A Easter Mon
Orient H
Macclesfield A

All very winnable.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Monday, February 24, 2020, 12:49:00
That 4 point cushion allows us a bad day at the office - or two. Hoping we extend that gap further.

I have a feeling we will open the gap further. I'm going to stick my neck out and say we'll win the league by 5pts.

I would definitely be one of those. The Millwall game in 2010 was such a shit awful day I couldn't face it in '12 for the LDV or the play off final in '15. Needless to say, I do not regret those decisions one bit.

Millwall - heartbreaking.

Chesterfield - disappointingly abject.

Preston - underdogs yet famously devastating.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: river monster on Monday, February 24, 2020, 12:50:02
Good thing in some respects,   whilst he's not banging them in the press seem to take less interest. That should suit us just fine, keep him off other clubs radars, re-sign him, then let him loose again next season in league one.
Definitely agree although he's not scoring he's putting in a full shift every game  and creating changes that other players wouldn't get near, would be a major loss should we lose him at the end of the season but think/hope that will not be the case.   He certainly seems to love being here,
why would he want to go elsewhere ?.


Yea that's the beauty of it, if we do go up, we already have a good league 1 squad in place (give or take a couple of players) not sure if DJ, Benda, Yates etc would stay but being in league one would surely help that and it would be a nice change from the usual summer overhaul of 10-15 players...


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Monday, February 24, 2020, 12:51:43
 He certainly seems to love being here, why would he want to go elsewhere ?.

Understand the sentiment and you'd be correct in principle bit as to why? Money. He's publicly said as such.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, February 24, 2020, 13:05:07
Good thing in some respects,   whilst he's not banging them in the press seem to take less interest. That should suit us just fine, keep him off other clubs radars, re-sign him, then let him loose again next season in league one.
Definitely agree although he's not scoring he's putting in a full shift every game  and creating changes that other players wouldn't get near, would be a major loss should we lose him at the end of the season but think/hope that will not be the case.   He certainly seems to love being here, why would he want to go elsewhere ?.

The one thing he causes is panic....saw it a lot on Saturday.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, February 24, 2020, 13:05:19
Understand the sentiment and you'd be correct in principle bit as to why? Money. He's publicly said as such.

Youíd hope that our budgie next season would be able to stand his financial expectations though. Unless Wellens has his sights on a hitherto unknown diamond chomping at the bit.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, February 24, 2020, 13:07:28
Youíd hope that our budgie next season would be able to stand his financial expectations though. Unless Wellens has his sights on a hitherto unknown diamond chomping at the bit.

Did you tweet that?


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, February 24, 2020, 13:30:46
Did you tweet that?

As long as you donít parrot it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 24, 2020, 13:51:55
Yea that's the beauty of it, if we do go up, we already have a good league 1 squad in place (give or take a couple of players) not sure if DJ, Benda, Yates etc would stay but being in league one would surely help that and it would be a nice change from the usual summer overhaul of 10-15 players...

We don't. Let's look at it.... of players contracted for next season, you could argue that 7, Fryers, Broadbent, Doughty, Lyden, Hunt, Caddis and Hope, could be relied upon.... others much more questionable, Reid, McGilp, Twine, Curran, Conroy and then Palmer who we don't yet know about.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, February 24, 2020, 13:59:47
Yay! We've not even gone up yet and we're doomed already :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, February 24, 2020, 14:01:37
Yay! We've not even gone up yet and we're doomed already :)
I know, because if/when we are promoted then players out of contract won't even consider extending their contract, the loan players won't consider a new loan next season, we won't buy any new players for next season......etc etc


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 24, 2020, 14:07:46
Yay! We've not even gone up yet and we're doomed already :)

I know you have a ambivalent relationship with facts, but it's quite easy to point out who is contracted for next season pending Costanza's disclaimer.

A more grown up response would be to look at who we've got contracted and consider if they are likely to be good enough for Div 3 if it happens.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, February 24, 2020, 14:11:38
 :custard:


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, February 24, 2020, 14:16:18
We don't. Let's look at it.... of players contracted for next season, you could argue that 7, Fryers, Broadbent, Doughty, Lyden, Hunt, Caddis and Hope, could be relied upon.... others much more questionable, Reid, McGilp, Twine, Curran, Conroy and then Palmer who we don't yet know about.
To be fair,  other than Conroy would we miss any of the 'more questionable ?.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 24, 2020, 14:23:05
To be fair,  other than Conroy would we miss any of the 'more questionable ?.

I don't know about the likes of Curran and McGilp, it seems we signed them on potential, and so I suppose it's possible that they may yet come good, but atm you wouldn't be hanging your hat on them for a Div 3 campaign. Conroy is just obviously an injury doubt, so you'd need to cover him, rather than regard as a first pick..


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 24, 2020, 14:30:54
I know, because if/when we are promoted then players out of contract won't even consider extending their contract, the loan players won't consider a new loan next season, we won't buy any new players for next season......etc etc

The original point made by River Monster was that we already have a good squad in place potentially for Div 3 next season. I don't think that is the case as it stands.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Dexter Morgan on Monday, February 24, 2020, 14:41:34
The original point made by River Monster was that we already have a good squad in place potentially for Div 3 next season. I don't think that is the case as it stands.
Yes, but we don't have a strong enough squad already.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 24, 2020, 15:06:16
Yes, but we don't have a strong enough squad already.

Back in very early Power days it looked like we were attempting to operate on what might be caled a 2 year cycle.... get players in and give them a couple of years to develop and then sell.  Probably the last time, it looked as if we were carrying through a potentially decent squad was from 13/14 to 14/15.

Then we had 10 or 11 as a core..... Fods, Nathan T, Byrne, Luongo, Kasim, Louis T, Gladwin, M Smith, Branco, A Williams  Darren Ward was still kicking around, but not used.

This was what Power called the "Swindon Way" When it went tits up and was binned the current more short termism came in


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Monday, February 24, 2020, 15:09:14
I doubt very many clubs in the bottom two divisions are operating much differently when it comes to contract length these days.  Gone are the days of getting players signed-up on 5 year contracts - for starters, as you often point out, the Manager changes so frequently it creates a huge cost implication to have players on longer contracts when a new Manager will want to clear the decks.  Nearly all signings you see down here are 12-24 months in length.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Monday, February 24, 2020, 15:28:56
It's nice to see you focussing on life in the division above Reg. Very promising in terms of positivity. That's huge strides from the days of uncertainty, regarding heading for the relegation trapdoor of the Football League and Non-League obscurity.

I salute you, you're a changed man. After all, relegation from League One (Div 3) is much more positive than relegation from League Two (Div 4). I don't know what has caused this bout of positivity but long may it continue. Maybe it was related to the recent array of beauties on display in the "Birds you would..." thread? :hmmm:


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 24, 2020, 15:39:19
It's nice to see you focussing on life in the division above Reg. Very promising in terms of positivity. That's huge strides from the days of uncertainty, regarding heading for the relegation trapdoor of the Football League and Non-League obscurity.

I salute you, you're a changed man. After all, relegation from League One (Div 3) is much more positive than relegation from League Two (Div 4). I don't know what has caused this bout of positivity but long may it continue. Maybe it was related to the recent array of beauties on display in the "Birds you would..." thread? :hmmm:

No different to what I've always done, look at things and make a considered judgement.... in this case with just over a couple of months to go in the season and right in the mix for auto, promotion is a possibilty. 

Still a lot of work to do though, if you look at a season like 85/86 we were 15 points clear in the auto race, at the same stage. That's the sort of thing whereby you start thinking when not if.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, February 24, 2020, 15:42:49
How confident of promotion are you Reg?


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 24, 2020, 15:47:29
How confident of promotion are you Reg?

60% chance of auto.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, February 24, 2020, 15:51:33
Touch lower than myself but it's a fair shout


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, February 24, 2020, 16:02:47
60% chance of auto.
Even though every team in the last 8 years that I have checked who have been top on 24th Feb in this division have either gone on to finish top or 2nd in the table on the final day?

Of course there are loads of variables and there is always the chance of it being a 1 off but surely the odds would be in more in our favour now?


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Monday, February 24, 2020, 16:15:43
The best odds available on us to get promoted are 1/12. I'd guess that includes going up via play-offs but still.....

Edit: 1/9 top 3 finish. Make of that what you will.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, February 24, 2020, 16:27:00
Skybet - weíre 1/10 for automatics promotion

20/1 to win playoffs

1/66 Doyle top scorer!

Iím panicking on Sunderland to win L1 for a mega payout.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, February 24, 2020, 16:29:08
Skybet - weíre 1/10 for automatics promotion

20/1 to win playoffs

1/66 Doyle top scorer!

Iím panicking on Sunderland to win L1 for a mega payout.
I'd cash out now if you've got the option. More chance of growing a womb than Sunderland finishing top


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, February 24, 2020, 16:33:04
For some reason there is no Cash Out available on my bet.

Sunderland must have a chance, though. 3 points off top, top 2 playing each other tomorrow and they play Coventry Sunday.

Last game of season v Rotherham.

Saying that, theyíll go on and win the league and either us or WBA will let me down!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, February 24, 2020, 16:36:56
I remember you mentioning about that bet, seems a good'un! What were the odds, returning value again? Is betting possible in Greece?


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, February 24, 2020, 16:41:20
I use a VPN to access my Skybet account



Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: river monster on Monday, February 24, 2020, 16:57:29
The original point made by River Monster was that we already have a good squad in place potentially for Div 3 next season. I don't think that is the case as it stands.

I did say with a couple of signings, maybe 3-5 then. My hope is to do that coupled by more hope that yates, reg, grant, caddis might want to stay if we're in league 1 maybe even doyle and Benda who would be least likely imo.

Hope and Palmer could work in league one too, everyone I've mentioned are already here therefore less of an 'overhaul' in the summer. Just my thoughts..



Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, February 24, 2020, 16:59:27
I use a VPN to access my Skybet account


'kin 'ell! If that one comes in, you could retire and go to live in Greece!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 24, 2020, 17:36:16
I did say with a couple of signings, maybe 3-5 then. My hope is to do that coupled by more hope that yates, reg, grant, caddis might want to stay if we're in league 1 maybe even doyle and Benda who would be least likely imo.

Hope and Palmer could work in league one too, everyone I've mentioned are already here therefore less of an 'overhaul' in the summer. Just my thoughts..



Fair enough....


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: suttonred on Monday, February 24, 2020, 18:18:50
If pure mathematical Logic is applied, 60% sounds about right. However, we are pretty good, and on paper and have an easy run in, so I'd put it at 95%

However, factor in we are STFC and subject to chokeability and down right bad luck on grand scales. I'd actually say 60% was spot on, if not a little high.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: suttonred on Monday, February 24, 2020, 18:20:49
I use a VPN to access my Skybet account



If that comes in you can fly me out and I'll do those outstanding tattoo's for you. I draw like a 5 year old btw


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Monday, February 24, 2020, 18:38:50
Can't be arsed to start a new thread, but 740 tickets sold for Mansfield so far. Good effort that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, February 24, 2020, 18:50:29
If that comes in you can fly me out and I'll do those outstanding tattoo's for you. I draw like a 5 year old btw
If it comes in Iíd let you!

Iím pretty confident of the e/w element paying out but thatís just £500 odd.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: donkey on Monday, February 24, 2020, 19:07:18
Can't be arsed to start a new thread, but 740 tickets sold for Mansfield so far. Good effort that.

Looking forward to it. Our march to the title continues.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Monday, February 24, 2020, 19:41:00
If it comes in Aud, you can buy everyone on the TEF a pint  :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ginginho on Monday, February 24, 2020, 20:08:52
I use a VPN to access my Skybet account



Fuckin' hell, everything crossed for you on that one!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, February 24, 2020, 23:22:55
If it comes in Aud, you can buy everyone on the TEF a pint  :pint:
And still have change !!.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: suttonred on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 09:02:06
Reg will only want just under a half, so even cheaper


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 09:29:24
Reg will only want just under a half, so even cheaper

As much as that?


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 09:33:00
Mild and bitter


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 10:04:06
I have got the exact same bet - only put a fiver on though but still get over 2.5k if it comes in :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bullethead on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 10:22:10
60% chance of auto.

I think if we repeat our worst 12 game run of the season we'd finish on 81pts (Play offs)
If we repeat our best 12 game run of the season we'd finish on 95pts (Champs)
If we repeat our last 12 game run we'd finish on 89pts (Autos / Champs at a stretch)

Anything is possible!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 14:12:07
I'd imagine if we replicated our first result against the teams we have left to play that would also return an Auto spot, likely Champions.

Given the fixture lists remaining for each team, we are in the driving seat.  They can;t all pick-up maximum points given the games against each other, plus they have plenty of games against teams chasing the play offs.  We can also hope that the fact only one goes down does indeed mean some teams may go on holiday a little early this season.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 17:53:58
And still have change !!.

Quite. Likely about £15k change (basing it on £5 a pint /maybe with nuts/crisps/porkscratch/pickled egg at a cheaper place).


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 17:55:40
I have got the exact same bet - only put a fiver on though but still get over 2.5k if it comes in :)

Which means you can buy all the bags of crisps and pork scratchings  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 18:06:12
I'd imagine if we replicated our first result against the teams we have left to play that would also return an Auto spot, likely Champions.

If we did that weíd only drop 4 points would we not? That would be 98 points which Iím pretty sure would be enough, even Reg would agree 98 would be sufficient.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 14:14:43
I use a VPN to access my Skybet account


Think the Coventry v Rotherham result last night was the best you could have wished for Audrey.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 15:50:01
Could have done without Sunderland drawing though


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 16:28:46
I was chuffed when Sunderland equalised seeing as it was 90+7!

They are away to Coventry on Sunday! Tbh, they donít have the Ďfeelí of champions to me.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 16:30:44
Its an E/W bet isn't it? So does that mean they have to finish top 3? Clearly if they are champions you pocket the lot but.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 16:31:37
Top 4 with Sky Sports, so yes you still get paid out but nowhere near as much.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 16:36:29
Its an E/W bet isn't it? So does that mean they have to finish top 3? Clearly if they are champions you pocket the lot but.
Big difference. £21k for all winning, approx £500 if the e/w only pays out.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 16:39:11
Big difference. £21k for all winning, approx £500 if the e/w only pays out.

I do realise that, but £500 is better than nowt bearing in mind Sunderland are mostly gash.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 16:40:35
Better than a kick in the nuts, thatís for sure!


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 17:15:46
Better than a kick in the nuts, thatís for sure!

And enough to buy us all a pickled egg (at 40p) ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, February 28, 2020, 12:44:47
Interesting from Hollowhead, he will have Grimsbys biggest ever L2 budget for next season, they are backing him financially it seems.

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/sport/grimsby-town-john-fenty-day-3887817

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Ian Holloway (Ollie) with his vast experience intends to drive the Club forward both on and off the field, having special responsibilities as the director responsible for all football operations. He will have more freedom and autonomy to shape on-the-field matters than any other manager within the English Football League (one foot on the training ground and one in the boardroom). The Board has signed off on our largest playing budget for next season at this level, although itís fair to say there will be several bigger spenders in the division.