Thetownend.com

Swindon Town FC => Match Day Action/Reaction => Topic started by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 15:55:08



Title: The usual crap.
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 15:55:08
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.

Nevertheless if you take the last 10 games as a guide, which is the Hollowhead era as far as Mariners are concerned they have more points than STFC's last 10.

Hollowhead has turned them around from being terrible when we went to Blundell into something better.  Their fans may note that, last season, Newport were like them 15th after 33 games, and scraped the last PO place.

This is a very difficult game.... must win but we'll need to be at our best.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 16:06:09
Nevertheless if you take the last 10 games as a guide, which is the Hollowhead era as far as Mariners are concerned they have more points than STFC's last 10.
1 point more, and in that run we played Crewe, Plymouth, Port Vale x2, Northampton and Exeter not to mention Colchester and Newport, 2 bogey teams.

Their run was Morecambe, Colchester, Bradford, FGR, Stevenage, Crawley, Exeter, Orient, Mansfield and Salford.

Thats considerably an easier run of games, it would seem.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 16:13:09
1 point more, and in that run we played Crewe, Plymouth, Port Vale x2, Northampton and Exeter not to mention Colchester and Newport, 2 bogey teams.

Their run was Morecambe, Colchester, Bradford, FGR, Stevenage, Crawley, Exeter, Orient, Mansfield and Salford.

Thats considerably an easier run of games, it would seem.

Sssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 16:30:18
1 point more, and in that run we played Crewe, Plymouth, Port Vale x2, Northampton and Exeter not to mention Colchester and Newport, 2 bogey teams.

Their run was Morecambe, Colchester, Bradford, FGR, Stevenage, Crawley, Exeter, Orient, Mansfield and Salford.

Thats considerably an easier run of games, it would seem.

Nevertheless it shows that in the 10 game frame of Hollowhead's gaffership, they've got 18 points to our 17, which should tell us that they are now competitive, therefore not an easy game. This contrasts to when we went to Cleethorpes and they were terrible in the middle of a spell of not scoring in 8 consecutive games.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 16:36:52
Nevertheless it shows that in the 10 game frame of Hollowhead's gaffership, they've got 18 points to our 17, which should tell us that they are now competitive, therefore not an easy game.
I don't think anyone has said it will be an easy game, there are no "easy games" any more.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 16:39:44
I don't think anyone has said it will be an easy game, there are no "easy games" any more.

You seemed to imply it by saying that the reason why Mariners record was slightly superior to ours over the last 10 games is because their games were against "easier" opponents


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 16:42:25
Easier than ours Reg


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 16:42:36
You seemed to imply it by saying that the reason why Mariners record was slightly superior to ours over the last 10 games is because their games were against "easier" opponents
Easier in comparison based upon position in the table and with almost every one of those teams being on shit runs when they played them, yes, not "easy" as you imply.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 16:50:27
1 point more, and in that run we played Crewe, Plymouth, Port Vale x2, Northampton and Exeter not to mention Colchester and Newport, 2 bogey teams.

Their run was Morecambe, Colchester, Bradford, FGR, Stevenage, Crawley, Exeter, Orient, Mansfield and Salford.

Thats considerably an easier run of games, it would seem.
They’ve also conceded 12 goals to our 10 in that time and we’ve been worried about our defence in that period yet theirs has been worst. Ultimately we beat them comfortably at their place and in the highlights despite their form improving they still look terrible at the back so we should be able to create chances as they look incapable of playing for a 0-0 type performance. If we do our thing we will win as we are without doubt a better team. The same goes for the rest of the teams we have to play in that if we play anywhere near how we can we will win as other than than the Vegans and Cheltenham we’ve already beaten everyone else this season.  Whilst there is no ‘easy’ games it does feel like we worry a bit too much about opponents and almost forget we are top of the league, I have no doubts that Wellens will keep the players focused.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 16:53:41
Grimsby last 10 games with position in table of the opposition at time of the game.

Morecambe 23rd
Colchester 6th
Bradford 8th
Crawley 14th
Stevenage 24th
FGR 11th
Exeter 4th
Orient 19th
Mansfield 18th
Salford 12th
Average position played 14th


Swindon last 10 games
Northampton 5th
Carlisle 20th
Exeter 2nd
Colchester 5th
Port Vale 9th
Newport 11th
Crewe 3rd
Bradford 4th
Plymouth 6th
Port Vale 10th
Average position played 7th


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 17:12:25
Grimsby last 10 games with position in table of the opposition at time of the game.

Morecambe 23rd
Colchester 6th
Bradford 8th
Crawley 14th
Stevenage 24th
FGR 11th
Exeter 4th
Orient 19th
Mansfield 18th
Salford 12th
Average position played 14th


Swindon last 10 games
Northampton 5th
Carlisle 20th
Exeter 2nd
Colchester 5th
Port Vale 9th
Newport 11th
Crewe 3rd
Bradford 4th
Plymouth 6th
Port Vale 10th
Average position played 7th


By implication you still suggest that a game Bradford when 8th is easier than a game v Bradford when 4th, and that beating Colu when 6th is easier than playing them when 5th.... don't think it works that way.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 17:14:45
By implication you still suggest that a game Bradford when 8th is easier than a game v Bradford when 4th, and that beating Colu when 6th is easier than playing them when 5th.... don't think it works that way.
You keep making up your own arguments, I am out of here.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 17:18:46
You keep making up your own arguments, I am out of here.

It's for the best.... I'm not shifting from my position that this will be a difficult game because Grimsby are a form team under Holowhead.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 17:26:02
i do believe Vale we’re on a good run before we beat them 3-0. And on a good run after as well.

Maybe there’s no merit in being top of the league. Maybe it’s a pure fluke.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Exiled Bob on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 17:34:08
By implication you still suggest that a game Bradford when 8th is easier than a game v Bradford when 4th, and that beating Colu when 6th is easier than playing them when 5th.... don't think it works that way.
But you have used the same argument yourself by suggesting that it was easier to play Grimsby earlier in the season than it is now......

When we played Bradford they were on an unbeaten run of 7 matches. They were on a run of 7 winless matches when they played Grimsby.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Exiled Bob on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 17:45:44
You keep making up your own arguments, I am out of here.
To quote Reg himself, he could start an argument in an empty room.......


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 17:49:28
But you have used the same argument yourself by suggesting that it was easier to play Grimsby earlier in the season than it is now......

When we played Bradford they were on an unbeaten run of 7 matches. They were on a run of 7 winless matches when they played Grimsby.

In a generally even league like Div 4 most teams are of a similar standard, however there is always room for a side on a terrible run or who are imploding, meaning a good time to play them.  Sometimes you may not know it's a good time to play them until later...  these are relatively rare. Atm you'd think FGR and Macc would be good to have, and they still await, but things can change and we might not necessarily have noticed.

I know you like an argument, but I'm not shifting on this I think Grimsby will be a difficult game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 17:59:31
Tbh, Reg, you think every game we play is a hard game.

It’s either a norvern outpost where we don’t do well
Or
It’s a Tuesday evening
Or
It’s some team we’ve struggled to beat in the past
Or
In this instance the other team is in good form

How on earth are we top of the league? A little credit now and again wouldn’t go amiss.


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 18:09:18
Sorry where did anyone suggest it was going to be an easy game, even Venkers suggested 0-0 as a score which for the top of the league team suggests its not perceived as an easy game.

Just argument for the sake of argument, sad really.


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


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 20:05:11
Let's keep it friendly, particularly given recent events...


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 20:36:47
Sorry where did anyone suggest it was going to be an easy game, even Venkers suggested 0-0 as a score which for the top of the league team suggests its not perceived as an easy game.

Just argument for the sake of argument, sad really.

Then why do it if it concerns you that much? 



Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 21:02:19
Stop making new threads for this stuff Flashheart. It gets uncomfortably close to bullying behaviour. Isn’t the ignore button enough?


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 21:04:41
Fuck that.

Bullying? It's you cunts that keep going on at him and filling threads with crap that people don't want to read. I want fuck all to do with it.


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 21:54:10
Fuck me. They’re on a ten game winning run, of course it’s going to be difficult. Reg didn’t even say it would be tough or impossible, just that we shouldn’t diminish their run for whatever reason. And we shouldn’t. A ten game unbeaten run is a sign of a tough team that will be tough to beat

No need to make this a new thread, nor pile on reg. Jesus Christ, it’s pathetic


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:08:07
Fuck me. They’re on a ten game winning run, of course it’s going to be difficult. Reg didn’t even say it would be tough or impossible, just that we shouldn’t diminish their run for whatever reason. And we shouldn’t. A ten game unbeaten run is a sign of a tough team that will be tough to beat

No need to make this a new thread, nor pile on reg. Jesus Christ, it’s pathetic
Ey? 10 game winning run? They’ve lost twice in their last 10 games. Of course it won’t be ‘easy’ but we should be expecting to win rather than worrying about opponents and the fact we’ve beaten 18 of the 23 teams in this league so far shows that.


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:09:24
I reckon this will be easy amd we will win 4-0


Title: Re: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Exiled Bob on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:11:25
In a generally even league like Div 4 most teams are of a similar standard, however there is always room for a side on a terrible run or who are imploding, meaning a good time to play them.  Sometimes you may not know it's a good time to play them until later...  these are relatively rare. Atm you'd think FGR and Macc would be good to have, and they still await, but things can change and we might not necessarily have noticed.

I know you like an argument, but I'm not shifting on this I think Grimsby will be a difficult game.
I'm not arguing with you. I agree with you that Grimsby will be a tough game.

My point is that you used (sound, in my opinion) reasoning to back up your argument but then argued against PV for using the exact same reasoning to back up his point.


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:14:05
There's an Ignore button for a reason.

We all know what Reg is like. Even if we win the league comfortably there will be some comment on how next season is certain relegation. He's been the same way for 15 odd years, and that's just the time I've know him as "Reg Smeeton".


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 22:34:27
I reckon it will be a tough game but the home side will triumph 2 goals to 1.


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 23:12:11
Think the title of this thread just about sums up Reg's posts regarding this game.     Don't care, we're going to win no matter what he says !!.  Someone's going to get a pasting by us this season,   it's got to come...................


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 10:29:19
I have respect for Reg and think he's being treated unfairly on here lately. That is all.


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 10:34:45
ditto.

if people don't like what he says, ignore.


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: DV Canio on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 11:26:01
I have respect for Reg and think he's being treated unfairly on here lately. That is all.

I’d have agreed at any point before this season.
Now he’s become a caricature of himself.


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 11:43:26
I don't think Reg is wrong that Grim will give us a tough game. Be nice to see a positive Reg now and then  :)


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 11:46:34
I don't think Reg is wrong that Grim will give us a tough game. Be nice to see a positive Reg now and then  :)
Nobody said it won't be a tough game but judging by some posts by the man himself you would think we all said it was going to be easy.


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 19:32:36
Nobody said it won't be a tough game but judging by some posts by the man himself you would think we all said it was going to be easy.


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 19:56:27


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fUUg0TL2l0&list=RD8fUUg0TL2l0&start_radio=1


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 20:07:43
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fUUg0TL2l0&list=RD8fUUg0TL2l0&start_radio=1


Must've read my mind, I thought I'd copied the link in! Mystic Reg  :D


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 20:36:40
I prefer this...by far...

https://youtu.be/59XYE9MjpBw


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 20:45:40
I prefer this...by far...

https://youtu.be/59XYE9MjpBw

Nice one Donkey! Shame it wasn't the "Four Donkeys"  :soapy tit wank:


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 21:01:34
I much prefer this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j5-AP4krJQ


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 21:19:58
Well I genuinely prefer this! 'Ear Worm'
https://youtu.be/TBbbadR8V1A

Wind Tunnel assisted advantage       ☑
Free spending Sugar Daddy Owner   ☑
Being given special treatment by FA ☑

We're on easy street ☑ :pint:


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 21:25:24
Nice one Donkey! Shame it wasn't the "Four Donkeys"  :soapy tit wank:

:-)


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 21:26:16
Well I genuinely prefer this! 'Ear Worm'
https://youtu.be/TBbbadR8V1A

Wind Tunnel assisted advantage       ☑
Free spending Sugar Daddy Owner   ☑
Being given special treatment by FA ☑

We're on easy street ☑ :pint:

You bastard!

;-)


Title: Re: The usual crap.
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 21:29:04
 
You bastard!

;-)

 ;D You're welcome!