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Title: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 09:36:59
May as well start a thread for this.

Result doesn't matter even though Wellens has stated he wants us to win this competition a few weeks ago.

Should be a chance to see Fryer in goal for 90 mins with a chance to impress.

I expect Grounds to play a full 90 alongside Curran or Odimayo if he is fit again with Donohue at left back.

I think Tyler will start as will DJ, Hope and Joel Grant.

                             Fryer
Hunt   Odimayo (Curran)   Grounds   Donohue
              Grant                M Smith
Hope                     DJ                      J Grant
                          T Smith

Swindon 0-0 Exeter


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 09:47:31
I'd play Kovar.

We need to get him up to speed.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 10:04:26
Yeah interesting decision over Kovar of Fryers. Have to say i would let Fryers play. Challenge is as Wellens has explained how a lot of these loans work it could well cost us more to not play Kovar, in this game or indeed longer term if he doesn't improve.

Shows how much better depth we have in the squad this year with that team picked there PV. In most cases the quality is comparable to the first XI as well.

Obviously we have the midfield problem at the moment but see what happens over the next week.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: DV Canio on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 10:17:19
Yeah interesting decision over Kovar of Fryers. Have to say i would let Fryers play. Challenge is as Wellens has explained how a lot of these loans work it could well cost us more to not play Kovar, in this game or indeed longer term if he doesn't improve.

Shows how much better depth we have in the squad this year with that team picked there PV. In most cases the quality is comparable to the first XI as well.

Obviously we have the midfield problem at the moment but see what happens over the next week.

Fryers is injured and a defender

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Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 10:34:24
Fryers is injured and a defender

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Indeed! Fryer rather


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 10:41:24
Continue with Kovar - he needs the minutes to improve.

                 Kovar
Hunt   Curran   Akin   Donohue
       M Smith   Palmer
DJ             J Grant          Hope
                T Smith 


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: molepar on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 15:35:52
Is this on iFollow?


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: dphunt88 on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 15:40:04
Is this on iFollow?

Yes it is. 7pm kick off, don't get caught out...


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: molepar on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 15:41:28
Thanks - I definitely would have been caught out!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 16:21:12
Wellens' 1 match ban for his red is in place tonight.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 16:26:04
Bet heís devastated about that!

The rule is a bit silly though, should really be applied to next league game


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 16:29:55
And £1,000 fine! I bet that hurt more than the ban!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 16:31:54
The ban is a touch line ban?

Wellens sits in the stands for a lot of the game anyway. With the lack of fans it doesn't matter where he shouts from either!

Rather comical.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 16:32:41
should really be applied to next league game

I thought the same, but I won't be kicking up a fuss about it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 16:44:07
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjpcavvXgAEUcnl?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 16:44:54
Fryer makes his debut and Palmer could be playing his last game for Town.

Team as I suggested but with Palmer instead of M Smith.

Kovar not on bench.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 16:47:14
Ajose starts against us, apparently he is being pushed out of Exeter and not wanted.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 17:08:09
Bugger! Didn't realise this was 7pm! Not home from work yet. Six twenty five and sat on the bus willing it to go faster! (Not going to blame that on Kovar! 😂)


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 17:39:47
Home!

COYR!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 17:40:20
Home!

COYR!
You shouldnt have rushed!

Just in time for KO.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 17:47:46
0-1 top corner from 20 yards.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 17:49:48
pen to Exeter, Hope fouled him.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 17:50:02
Now a penalty


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 17:50:19
0-2


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 17:50:32
0-2 after 6 mins!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 17:52:14
Richie will blow another gasket tonight🤣


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 17:53:24
We look very disjointed so far.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 17:55:07
We look very disjointed so far.
But but but.... changing keepers was going to solve all our defensive frailties!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 17:56:52
But but but.... changing keepers was going to solve all our defensive frailties!
I don't think Curran playing has helped us! hes not been very good so far, Donohue off the pace too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 17:58:21
But but but.... changing keepers was going to solve all our defensive frailties!
Very droll


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: molepar on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 17:59:19
Curran looks like a big old unit. Is he fat or stacked? I canít tell.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:09:14
We had a shot!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:09:23
Good move from DJ to Hope to Tyler and he should have scored but he hit it wide from 4 yards.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:10:12
Good cross from Joel grant just inches in front of Tyler.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:12:10
Palmer definately playing for a transfer and trying to impress the scouts, our best player so far.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:12:57
We look slightly better with Hope on the left and Grant on the right.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:13:30
Hunt hits the post from 12 yards.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:14:03
Hunt hits near post from right.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:14:38
We look slightly better with Hope on the left and Grant on the right.
TBF I think we look better with Stevens and Jonny Smith playing as inverted wingers rather than as natural wingers.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:15:58
Fryer gets his fingers to a shot.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:16:47
Awful defending from a throw in. Everyone let it run across 6 yard box. Fryer knocks it off strikers boot.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:16:48
The last 15 mins we are playing some good football.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:17:08
Tyler scores but is just offside.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:17:29
Shot from Palmer. Saved, T Smith pit it in the net but offside.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:18:46
Grounds looking quite solid, Curran far less so.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:20:03
Grant puts us under pressure by losing the ball necessitating a foul.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:20:56
Palmer isn't keen on using his left foot, which is not ideal if you are playing centre mid and are the one setting up play, the right wing is always going to be busy with him in the centre.

Grant has shown some decent touches, skill and crosses on the right.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:21:46
Good move down the left between Hope and Tyler but his cross doesnt find anyone.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:22:28
Palmer isn't keen on using his left foot, which is not ideal if you are playing centre mid and are the one setting up play, the right wing is always going to be busy with him in the centre.

Grant has shown some decent touches, skill and crosses on the right.
Yeah I noticed Palmer will play nothing with his left foot hes the most one footed player I have seen in a long time, hes playing quite well though.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:23:11
Palmer isn't keen on using his left foot, which is not ideal if you are playing centre mid and are the one setting up play, the right wing is always going to be busy with him in the centre.

Grant has shown some decent touches, skill and crosses on the right.
Agree with the Palmer comment, but must have missed the Grant bits.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:25:03
Agree with the Palmer comment, but must have missed the Grant bits.
Joel grant has had a couple of decent touches, he and Hope both started very slowly but both have grown into the game, especially since switching to inverted roles.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:27:07
A Grant yellow


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:27:26
Exeter hit the bar from 1 yard!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:27:50
Ground hits crossbar....Our own!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:28:25
Ground hits crossbar....Our own!
It was Fishers final touch.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:29:11
Agree with the Palmer comment, but must have missed the Grant bits.

Great cross to the far post behind the defence, nice little lob ball to Hunt when he hit the post, good bit a of skill (lollipops old skool) to beat his man down the right.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:29:11
Palmer inches away from a great pass to DJ in the box.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:29:50
It was Fishers final touch.
Looked like Grounds to me.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:30:10
DJ shot tipped over.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:30:19
Palmer inches away from a great pass to DJ in the box.
Blasts it over.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:30:40
HT 0-2


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:30:51
0-10 bad but also very unlucky. The pen is at least a hard outside the box. Sounds stupid but if that doesn't happen, it's a relatively good, even game.

20 onwards, much much better. Palmer probably the standout. And DJ threatening in spurts. Tyler Smith sharp too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:33:39
Looked like Grounds to me.
Difficult to tell from that angle looked to me like the attacker got a foot in but it could well have been Grounds, inches away from going in though!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:35:10
I see the BBC ran an article on what the hell has happened to football/sport - there are little moments in games like these that you fully accept because it's a shit tournament and you don't care about it, but those moments are what is happening in normal games as well.  Essentially football has turned into an odd youth/reserve competition with no fans.  Just that some of the players are better than that - so you get periods that look normal, but you also get really random crap happening.  The ball before they cross to hit the bar just before half time is a good example. I think it's Donohue who just completely switches off, as if he is watching the game rather than a part of it, then realises the Exeter player has run right behind him.  It's that lack of adrenalin/match tempo that creates moments of drift.  Layer in the fact training for the new season was fucked up and everyone is also living the very real reality of Covid outside the game and you get this.

I missed the first 25 mins - the next 10 was pretty good.

At least we are out of this one, frees up some midweeks.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:35:37
Fryer - Not great that he was unsighted for the first
Donahue - Off the pace
Grounds - Solid
Curran - Played one lovely ball.
Hunt - Struggling defending on the right. Five min purple patch going forward and hit post.
Grant - Doing the nightly stuff
Palmer - Trying hard with one foot
Hope - Better on left than right
DJ - Couple of runs and a shot
Grant - Not done a lot
T Smith - Offside goal and put one wide.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:36:27
As PP says ignore the first 10 to 15 and the game has been quite good, end to end stuff, Palmer easily the best player for me but tyler had a couple of good efforts after a really slow start.

TBF Fryer was a bit unsighted for the goal but the finish was pretty perfect and the penalty was on the line so could have been called either way.

We didn't create much early doors but have created a lot more since, the game is still wide open at the moment.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:36:59
T Smith also had a shot saved at the end of the half.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:40:05
Other than maybe T Smith for energy canít see any of the fringe players from the keeper to Hope or J Grant pushing for a start on Saturday.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:41:17
Although the last 30 mins was better, I didn't get the feeling that we had any control or could pass and move effectively. We looked to be trying hard, but with little to no quality.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:41:42
Quote from: theakston2k
Other than maybe T Smith for energy canít see any of the fringe players from the keeper to Hope or J Grant pushing for a start on Saturday.

ditto


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:45:20
Other than maybe T Smith for energy canít see any of the fringe players from the keeper to Hope or J Grant pushing for a start on Saturday.
DJ and Tyler are the only 2 to be close to starting on Saturday for me, that may change 2nd half and one other may play a blider and be a "must pick" but at the moment they aren't.

I know its not our style but I would like to see Tyler play alongside Pitman from the off.

DJ looked totally uninterested for the first 25 mins of the game then he suddenly came alive, J Grant and Hope definately look better on the wrong wing but neither will oust Stevens of J Smith.

I can't help thinking that Palmer knows there are scouts there and is trying to impress them, hes doing well but is so 1 footed and drifting too wide on the right at times to be useful down the middle.

Almost impossible to make a judgement on fryer yet as he didn't get too close to either goal and only made one save, which wasn't too difficult.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:46:44
Other than maybe T Smith for energy canít see any of the fringe players from the keeper to Hope or J Grant pushing for a start on Saturday.
Grounds would be the only one potentially.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:47:08
Grounds would be the only one potentially.
I think Grounds will start anyway due to injury, Fryers is out for a few weeks Wellens said pre game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:50:05
DJ shot high and wide from 25 yards.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:51:10
Grant saving us in our own box.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:52:01
J Grant wins a corner to Town.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:52:47
Bit of a brighter start as Exeter sit back.

Nice 1-2 between Donahue and Fryer.

Joel Grant has upped things. Couple of great cross field balls and a mazy run.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:53:39
Grounds great block in the 6 yard box. Curran well out of position.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:54:11
How far out of position was Curran then?


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:54:19
Good block by Fryer.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:54:37
How far out of position was Curran then?
Not sure he was even in our half!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:54:48
How far out of position was Curran then?
Three times in 2 mins!!!!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:55:03
Get Odimayo on for Curran.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:55:53
Tyler fell too easily in the box looking for a pen.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:56:24
Hope falls in the box but the ref doesnt give us it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:56:51
Awful dive in the area from Smith.

Followed by worse dive by Hope!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:57:17
bright start to the half, but the defence is a horror show at times


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:57:22
Curran clears unmarked when he possibly could have controlled it, corner to them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:57:47
bright start to the half, but the defence is a horror show at times
I think we are playing quite well going forwards, not so well defending.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:58:25
DJ a very loose ball putting us under pressure at the back.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:58:47
Hope pull back to Donohue but his shot is blocked for a corner.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 18:59:48
Palmer crosses with his left foot and thats why he only uses his right foot!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:00:04
Nice run from Hope. Donahue blasts one that is deflected for a corner.

Couple of minutes of pressure. Defended well.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:01:32
Good cross from Joel a bit too heavy.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:02:36
1-2 Tyler.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:03:24
Grant to DJ down the wing to Joel, great cross and a slight touch from Tyler in the 6 yard box into the net.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:03:41
great flick finish


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:03:52
Lost my connection for a few secs...

Good cross from J Grant and calm finish from Smith

1-2


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:04:36
Curran gives away a corner totally needlessly.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:05:01
Curran is good value for a chuckle - he's paying us to play, right?


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:05:03
1-3 shit defending.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:05:30
Totally unmarked header from 6 yards.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:05:35
oh well


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:05:47
Payne and Jonny Smith on for J Grant and Hope.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:06:07
Why bother marking from a corner?

1-3


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:07:22
Donohue probably chose the wrong person to cross to as Payne is the smallest player on the pitch.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:08:19
A lot of our passing today is a yard short consistantly.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Oldwembley69 on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:09:07
Laughable defending sorry Richie your players your decisions and your found wanting


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:09:27
1-4 awful defending again.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:09:55
FFS! 1-4


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:10:04
ut-oh

colander defending


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:10:31
on the plus side, we'll be out


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:10:37
Laughable defending sorry Richie your players your decisions and your found wanting
Gonna be calling for his head after a glorified friendly are you?


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:11:03
Curran stood watching his man fire that one it-  he is a farce of a wage for us, so I do hope he is paying us for this privilege.  I'm not sure I've seen worse in a shirt for us, and we've had some rotten players in the past two decades at times.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:12:12
Laughable defending sorry Richie your players your decisions and your found wanting

What is a "found wanting" and why does Richie have one?


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:12:17
Gonna be calling for his head after a glorified friendly are you?
Some fans need to put things into perspective, a pretty much pointless game today, yes we have defended badly but we have attacked pretty well with a totally different attacking 4 to the ones that started on Saturday.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:13:10
on the plus side, we'll be out

Voice of reason Batch.
Fuck this and letís win Saturday.
(Shite mind you).


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:13:24
I'm not sure I've seen worse in a shirt for us, and we've had some rotten players in the past two decades at times.
Hes on a par with Robertson for shit defending for me, worse? thats debatable, but certainly on a par.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:13:35
Can we get this forum to replace Curran with 'Mascot' because he is only here as his old man is clearly paying power/the club. He gave away a corner from mid way in the half!

Also not sure i'm seeing much leadership from A Grant here today. Should have cleared the corner before it got to the next man.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:14:24
Curran stood watching his man fire that one it-  he is a farce of a wage for us, so I do hope he is paying us for this privilege.  I'm not sure I've seen worse in a shirt for us, and we've had some rotten players in the past two decades at times.
Donít worry about his wages.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:14:47
It does feel like defending generally is dreadful at the moment. Not just us but definitely including us. Maybe it's something to do with a lack of contact training time between games?


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:15:27
Agombar MKII


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:16:04
It does feel like defending generally is dreadful at the moment. Not just us but definitely including us. Maybe it's something to do with a lack of contact training time between games?

Maybe we could do with a decent defensive coach to help tighten things up


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Frigby Daser on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:17:18
I fully expect a choppy Wellens talking about squad depth after the match.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:17:28
Stevens for Hunt


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:17:36
Maybe we could do with a decent defensive coach to help tighten things up

Should ask Richard Keys if he knows anyone.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:18:15
Curran makes a contribution - yellow card!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:18:59
Maybe we could do with a decent defensive coach to help tighten things up

A player like Curran throws everyone else off - you have no idea whether he'll clear the ball, shin it or just wander away from where he should be.  Everyone else tries to compensate and then everything turns to jelly.  It's not just him, that's clear, but you can write this type of game off with him involved I think.  It's harsh on the young lad, but he's truly awful.  PV, he's far worse than Robertson.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:19:21
Jesus, our defending is woeful


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:20:00
Jesus, our defending is woeful
It ain't that good!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:20:05
I have said it before and will say it again, we need a centre back that will throw his body or head into the way of a shot, thats currently something we do not have. Curran is not good enough to play for us in any competitve game, if he (or his family) is paying his wages then they arent contributing enough to us for the privilege.

We need someone like a Shaun Taylor or Jon Gittens, the closest we have had was Nelson, yes hes not a good footballer as such but he knew how to block shots. Someone who will give everything for the club.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:20:57
T Smith - saved - offside


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:21:38
I have said it before and will say it again, we need a centre back that will throw his body or head into the way of a shot, thats currently something we do not have. Curran is not good enough to play for us in any competitve game, if he (or his family) is paying his wages then they arent contributing enough to us for the privilege.

We need someone like a Shaun Taylor or Jon Gittens, the closest we have had was Nelson, yes hes not a good footballer as such but he knew how to block shots. Someone who will give everything for the club.

And only a sub last week end so not in favour at Tranmere


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:21:45
When the ball just fell to Curran to slot home I thought he was about to stuff some of my words down my throat, nope, appeared to get his foot stuck in the ground.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:24:13
It's harsh on the young lad, but he's truly awful.  PV, he's far worse than Robertson.
Not sure I agree on the Robertson thing but it is close! when I saw Robertson he was up there with the worst centre backs I have seen at Town in 45 years! they are 2 utterly shocking defenders that do deserve a career in football. Curan needs to be moved on, hes just not good enough.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:25:05
And only a sub last week end so not in favour at Tranmere
Donít get the obsession with Nelson, he wasnít even that good. Most of his Ďblocksí were due to his poor positioning and he couldnít pass a ball to save his life.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:25:51
Curran won't get a contract at any sort of level of Professional football.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:26:50
Donít get the obsession with Nelson, he wasnít even that good. Most of his Ďblocksí were due to his poor positioning and he couldnít pass a ball to save his life.

At the moment we don't have anyone that will die for the cause at least he had the scars to show for his comittment alone!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:26:51
2-4 Tyler


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:27:21
2-4 Tyler Smith


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:28:50
Payne shoots wide.

Should have done better and made it interesting!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:29:28
So because we're losing in the tin pot trophy with a competition winner at CB, RW should change the way we use our CBs and go out and get a kick out head it lump.

Sure.

There are 5 CBS ahead of Curran. We have exactly 2 CMs with a future here. We do not need, nor should we get, more CBs and we certainly shouldn't be looking at Sid Nelson, or anyone else in that mould. We're trying to get rid of the one we've got!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Frigby Daser on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:29:34
Does anyone actually know the deal with his contract arrangements? All I can imply from stuff on here is that Power knows his Dad, so has agreed to let his son have a squad place (and a 3 year contract) likely for peanuts. Doesnít exactly seem to be a sensible approach to running a football club....


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:30:20
At the moment we don't have anyone that will die for the cause at least he had the scars to show for his comittment alone!
This for me, what he lacked in overall quality he had commitment. We just don't have any defender that will defend like that.

Anyway its pointless as Wellens won't try and sign him as he prefers ball playing defenders that don't have that trait.



Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:30:30
Stevens great run. Cross J Smith. Poor header DJ


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:32:09
This for me, what he lacked in overall quality he had commitment. We just don't have any defender that will defend like that.

Anyway its pointless as Wellens won't try and sign him as he prefers ball playing defenders that don't have that trait.



Agreed Pete although he was a committed type but Wellens has made it clear he's not an option


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:33:01
T Smith offside.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:34:00
3-4 Palmer


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:34:15
Haha, football is broken.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:34:24
3-4 Palmer from edge of the area!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:34:33
So because we're losing in the tin pot trophy with a competition winner at CB, RW should change the way we use our CBs and go out and get a kick out head it lump.
Not at all, I have said it since the Summer that I have felt CB is our weakest position, I stand by that.

And you state that Curran is 6th choice, not when 2 of them are injured hes not and Odimayo isn't fully fit yet either so as it stands hes 3rd fit choice.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:34:35
Palmer adding a few quid to his loan fee


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:34:39
At the moment we don't have anyone that will die for the cause at least he had the scars to show for his comittment alone!
Nelson was poor in league 2 and doesnít even get a game at that level now. No amount of commitment can make up for a lack of ability.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:34:51
he's hit that well


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:35:18
Does anyone actually know the deal with his contract arrangements? All I can imply from stuff on here is that Power knows his Dad, so has agreed to let his son have a squad place (and a 3 year contract) likely for peanuts. Doesnít exactly seem to be a sensible approach to running a football club....

Nobody knows. Power/Jewell and Currans dad are all mates. They have horses trained by him i believe.

We bought him from Southend i think? Why would we buy a squad player? Also no youngster has that length contract. You only have to see him play to know he is not a professional.

Wouldnt surprise me if Curran Snr has something to do with the training ground plans given the stable work in the plans.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:35:24
Haha, football is broken.

With recent results football has gone bonkers!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:35:30
FT 3-4


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:36:17
Great strike from Palmer - he will be chuffed with that hit to get the move he wants


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:36:27
Nelson was poor in league 2 and doesnít even get a game at that level now. No amount of commitment can make up for a lack of ability.

Allegedly, Daddy can though.........


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:36:59
That was pretty poor but we could still have won!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Banker on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:37:49
Phew. £10k is hard to come by these days, and Ajose still needs paying.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:37:57
Good going forward at times. Laughably bad at the back.

Good result.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:38:58
Good going forward at times. Laughably bad at the back.

Good result.

Indeed - it's a shame we can't just turn down the next game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:40:13
I'm not worried about CB's. Not sure we have anyone outstanding but any combo of Baudry/Conroy/Odimayo/Grounds/Fryers are good enough.

The problem as Wellens has mentioned is the midfield. We got away with Grant and Doughty as two a lot last year with the work rate of Yates to compliment.

Its a league higher and Grant can't bully the opposition in this league. Really need at least one, preferably 2 more all round midfielders before the window closes.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:40:24
Not at all, I have said it since the Summer that I have felt CB is our weakest position, I stand by that.

And you state that Curran is 6th choice, not when 2 of them are injured hes not and Odimayo isn't fully fit yet either so as it stands hes 3rd fit choice.

So how many CBs do you want? We literally bought one in last week.

On the game, bar the disaster zone at CB and from set pieces it was fine.

Certainly not going to start suggesting we change the way we play and stop using ball playing CBs and play through the thirds because we lost in the paint pot.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:40:51
Attacking we look very very good at times, always threatening, defending was woeful at best, it was like watching a Williams team defend, nobody willing to clear the ball out of the box despite having the chance to.

Result totally unimportant and it appears no extra injuries.

Donohue will take a few more games to get up to speed. Palmer quite impressive despite being totally 1 footed, hope he gets the move that frees up wages and a place in the squad.



Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:42:23
I'm not worried about CB's. Not sure we have anyone outstanding but any combo of Baudry/Conroy/Odimayo/Grounds/Fryers are good enough.

The problem as Wellens has mentioned is the midfield. We got away with Grant and Doughty as two a lot last year with the work rate of Yates to compliment.

Its a league higher and Grant can't bully the opposition in this league. Really need at least one, preferably 2 more all round midfielders before the window closes.

Certainly against some of the stronger teams, that third midfielder to get a bit of possession would be handy.  It's a shame Palmer hasn't worked out - in little flashes you can see a decent player in him and obviously Lyden would be that player if fit.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:42:40
I'm not worried about CB's. Not sure we have anyone outstanding but any combo of Baudry/Conroy/Odimayo/Grounds/Fryers are good enough.

The problem as Wellens has mentioned is the midfield. We got away with Grant and Doughty as two a lot last year with the work rate of Yates to compliment.

Its a league higher and Grant can't bully the opposition in this league. Really need at least one, preferably 2 more all round midfielders before the window closes.

Bingo. We're desperate at CM. And I'd suggest that when fit, Fryers is an outstanding CB. Certainly the pick of the bunch.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:43:23
The Palmer situation confuses me. Wellens said if was looking for a midfielder now Palmer is the exact type of player he would be looking at. Yet we have him and dont play him. Is it just a case of doesn't fit, or wants a different option with his wage?



Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:44:14
Palmer seemed alright, maybe he could be this season's Keshi and come back from the brink?


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:44:48
The Palmer situation confuses me. Wellens said if was looking for a midfielder now Palmer is the exact type of player he would be looking at. Yet we have him and dont play him. Is it just a case of doesn't fit, or wants a different option with his wage?



Unless they've fallen out behind the scenes and Wellens won't forgive


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:45:59
Shame L Thompson already went out on loan to Franchise. Almost exactly what we need IMO


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:46:51
The Palmer situation confuses me. Wellens said if was looking for a midfielder now Palmer is the exact type of player he would be looking at. Yet we have him and dont play him. Is it just a case of doesn't fit, or wants a different option with his wage?



I don't think he fancies Palmer with Smith, wants something a bit more athletic maybe.  Palmer and Smith would get in each others way, they both want to get on the ball and chase it about a bit.  Therefore you have to free his slot up with the new wage restrictions - even if we don;t free up money, it's the allocation in the 25.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:46:58
I had to chuckle at the suggestion that Sid Nelson is some form of defensive saviour.  


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:48:43
Allegedly, Daddy can though.........
Well yes but thatís a different matter, Nelson would be like a square peg in a round hole. Just like Zakuani looked beyond uncomfortable last season.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Quagmire on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 19:59:19
Tommy Wright is fucking ace!!!!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 20:04:53
I had to chuckle at the suggestion that Sid Nelson is some form of defensive saviour. 
Nobody has suggested he is, i suggested someone in his style of blood and guts defending would help us, nothing more.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: tans on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 20:06:59
Tommy Wright is fucking ace!!!!

What did he say?


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: REDBUCK on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 20:08:26
I'm not worried about CB's. Not sure we have anyone outstanding but any combo of Baudry/Conroy/Odimayo/Grounds/Fryers are good enough.

The problem as Wellens has mentioned is the midfield. We got away with Grant and Doughty as two a lot last year with the work rate of Yates to compliment.

Its a league higher and Grant can't bully the opposition in this league. Really need at least one, preferably 2 more all round midfielders before the window closes.

What's all this "got away with" nonsense, Grant and Doughty was all that was required, we picked a team for promotion and that's what happened.



Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 20:14:21
What's all this "got away with" nonsense, Grant and Doughty was all that was required, we picked a team for promotion and that's what happened.



I think Jordan Lyden might have something to say about that too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 20:16:31
What did he say?

Basically what we already know and that individual errors are costing us at the moment, lots of defensive work needed, close to one or two signings but no names, interested in the Leeds lad but there's lots of other teams after him, Palmer played well and if he dosen't go will be in the squad fighting for a first team slot like everyone else and that we were good going forward and Broadbent never got a mention.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 20:18:32
Nobody has suggested he is, i suggested someone in his style of blood and guts defending would help us, nothing more.

I don't buy this 'blood and guts' bs. You just need to have some defensive ability.

I haven't seen enough of Grounds since joining the club but I would have thought that he should bring some quality to the side.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 20:23:52
I don't buy this 'blood and guts' bs. You just need to have some defensive ability.

I haven't seen enough of Grounds since joining the club but I would have thought that he should bring some quality to the side.

I don't think it's the blood and guts literally just his comittment in challenges etc may inspire others around him


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 20:33:45
I don't think it's the blood and guts literally just his comittment in challenges etc may inspire others around him
Good defenders shouldn't be making 'blood and guts' challenges... the best defenders are the ones that just seem to be in the right place at the right time, much like goal poachers.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 20:35:12
Good defenders shouldn't be making 'blood and guts' challenges... the best defenders are the ones that just seem to be in the right place at the right time, much like goal poachers.

I don't think we're blessed with good defenders


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 20:43:34
I don't think we're blessed with good defenders
Clearly and the same would apply if we brought in someone like Nelson, he's not very good.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 20:58:55
Are we out of this bloody thing, yet?


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 21:03:27
Are we out of this bloody thing, yet?

Nope.

We're even still in with a (rather slim) chance of qualifying to the next round, according to todays commentators.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: DV Canio on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 22:22:22
Good defenders shouldn't be making 'blood and guts' challenges... the best defenders are the ones that just seem to be in the right place at the right time, much like goal poachers.

Good defenders wonít be playing in L1.

Also probably a good thing forums werenít around in Shaun Taylorís day the uncultured swine.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 00:53:38
Good defenders wonít be playing in L1.

Also probably a good thing forums werenít around in Shaun Taylorís day the uncultured swine.
Not what I'm saying is it, I'm pointing out that constantly having to throw yourself into tackles isn't necessarily a good thing, but the game has also moved on. There seems a strange love for Nelson seemingly because he went in hard on challenges. I may be in the minority but I thought he was an average league 2 defender at best with zero ability on the ball so wouldn't want him or similar here. Him or similar would be completely out of place our team.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 02:11:54
Out last night so decided to just watch extended highlights instead of the whole match. Good shout, me!

What a fucking shit show defensive performance that was. Canít add any more to the Curran comments - honestly, I reckon a few on here would do better. Has no discernible attributes at all apart from having 2 feet - both left, unfortunately.

I dread to think what would happen if he had to come on as sub in an actual league match.

Wellens keeping up his record of never winning a cup match, as well!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: tans on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 03:49:18
Fryers out for 2/3 weeks

I hope he is back for the fucking derby game


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 08:19:55
Out last night so decided to just watch extended highlights instead of the whole match. Good shout, me!

What a fucking shit show defensive performance that was. Canít add any more to the Curran comments - honestly, I reckon a few on here would do better.

Donkey can head, shout and point at things effectively which seems to be the sum total of what a number of people want from their centre backs.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 08:51:17
Donkey can head, shout and point at things effectively which seems to be the sum total of what a number of people want from their centre backs.

Don't forget they must "be commited" too - something which are current defenders apparently aren't.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 08:53:29
PASSSHHHHHEEEERRRRRNNNN!


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 08:55:54
Donkey can head, shout and point at things effectively which seems to be the sum total of what a number of people want from their centre backs.
They should also be good at defending, which is something our current defenders apparently aren't, and thats coming from our defensive coach.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 09:04:49
Haven't watched any games yet, but we do seem to be shipping goals at an alarming rate, its almost Keeganesque.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 09:05:39
At no point did Tommy say that our defenders are bad at defending. We're not defending well as a unit at the moment, and some players are making individual errors. That doesn't mean that all 7 CBs at the club are crap and need to be replaced.

It was summed up earlier in the thread. Any combo of Conroy, Baudry, Akin, Grounds and Fryers is probably good enough for a middling League 1 side, which is what we are right now.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 09:26:28
Personally I think lack of a consistent centre back partnership is costing us, as it did at times last season. If you've got two out of Baudry/Conroy/Fryers fit for the majority of the season and Donohue up to scratch, then I think we've got enough to compete.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 09:34:34
Trouble is, the majority of our CBs are injury prone.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 09:36:09
Leaking 18 goals in 7 games is poor at any level.

Quote
Some people say you defend from the front, but itís not like people are ripping us apart with their football and making loads of chances, itís fundamental errors that weíre making, and we have to get them right.

But once the players cross that white line, they need to take ownership. The forwards are creating chances and scoring goals, but the defenders need to defend better.

That sounds to me that he is saying they are not actually very good at defending.

Conroy is still a long way from fitness.
Fryers is constantly injured and CB is not his natural position.
Baudry for me wasnt good enough in L2 let alone L1, he always made mistakes that in L2 were not punished as often because of the quality player he was up against.
Jury is out on Odimayo as he has played 2 poor games (Charlton & WBA) and 1 good game (Rochdale) and is still not fully fit.
Grounds looks decent but is converted fullback like Fryers.
Haines is out on loan.
Curran is blatantly nowhere near good enough.

To show you this is not a knee jerk reaction to a crappy cup result...

I am not convinced by Baudry & Conroy as a pair but I think Baudry has more about him than Conroy this year, Conroy has been at fault as well as Baudry and though both are decent players neither are solid defenders.

I can understand your comment, because we look better in attack the defence now looks weak in comparison, but for me all the defenders have been guilty of several mistakes in every game they have played except for Hunt.

Reid and Fryers have been guilty of letting players past them far too often but we have not defended the balls coming into the box as well as I think we should have.

Baudry and Conroy have both made many mistakes that with better finishing would have been costly, both guilty of at times very poor distribution.

Baudrey has been ok in the main but has always got 2 or 3 mistakes in his locker per game, the same applies to Conroy, his heading has improved but his stopping has gone backwards IMO.

As for goals directly attributable to them, I would say the 2nd at Cheltenham should have been cut out by Baudry.

Saturday the striker got in between both of them to score when neither was anywhere near the shooting player.

The goal at Exeter the striker who scored from 8 yards out was totally unmarked and was right between Conroy and Baudry under no pressure from either.

The 2nd goal vs Carlisle Baudry lets the striker accross his body 2 yards out so was at fault there.

They look like they will hopefully become a good pairing but they are both a bit behind the game at times and not reading it that well.

Just my opinion of course.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 09:38:43
Trouble is, the majority of our CBs are injury prone.

Well, quite, and that's on Wellens.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Super Hans on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 09:41:57
Myself and another poster (cant remember who, sorry) mentioned centre half could be a real issue before a ball was kicked. I didn't see such issues this early into the season though.

Three of our centre backs are ridiculously prone to injury and it's difficult to get any sort of consistency when you're chopping and changing every week. It also won't help our young goalkeeper.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: DV Canio on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 09:42:25
Nothing wrong with a slightly more rustic type of centre half.

Manchester United won the lot with Nemanja Vidic at the back.

Nelson obviously isnít Vidic and may not even be L1 quality but would certainly fill a niche gap at centre half which, in my opinion would be a positive for our squad (having that type of player not specifically Nelson)


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: DV Canio on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 09:47:58
Myself and another poster (cant remember who, sorry) mentioned centre half could be a real issue before a ball was kicked. I didn't see such issues this early into the season though.

Three of our centre backs are ridiculously prone to injury and it's difficult to get any sort of consistency when you're chopping and changing every week. It also won't help our young goalkeeper.

I think due to the massive turnover of our attacking players (and losing roughly 80% of our goals) the focus was obviously building a new attack.

The defence is unchanged wasnít our priority over the summer. Would be harsh to say fans and manager alike neglected it - as I certainly didnít expect our defence to be bad as it has been.



Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 09:51:23
Myself and another poster (cant remember who, sorry) mentioned centre half could be a real issue before a ball was kicked. I didn't see such issues this early into the season though.

Three of our centre backs are ridiculously prone to injury and it's difficult to get any sort of consistency when you're chopping and changing every week. It also won't help our young goalkeeper.
It could well have been me as I have been saying we need new CB'(s), I am pleased with what I have seen of Grounds so far for a converted fullback though.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 10:13:13
If we do need another defender it needs to be in a similar mould to what we have already. Our playing style relies on us playing out from the back and all players including the keeper being comfortable on the ball. I don't understand why people want an agricultural or clogger at the back, it'll have a massive impact on our fluidity and just cause a raft of other issues we then have to resolve. All of our players have been recruited to play a certain way we shouldn't be expecting Wellens to sacrifice our style for a bit of 'passion' in the back line as to date our way of playing has been successful. The challenge is either improving the defensive side of what we have or somehow finding a better ball playing centre back than we currently have that's the only real option we should be talking about.

Even last season up until after the Crewe defeat we were leaky at the back, Colchester x 2, Carlisle, Crewe, Bradford, Newport, Plymouth (EFL trophy) all scored 2 or 3 goals against us but we were still successful and went on a great run after the Crewe defeat.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 10:13:51
I would not be suprised to see Grounds have a very similar town career as Jamie Vincent. Same kind of pedigree (moderate championship success as a full back), reverting to experienced centre half


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 10:17:07
I would not be suprised to see Grounds have a very similar town career as Jamie Vincent. Same kind of pedigree (moderate championship success as a full back), reverting to experienced centre half
From what I read I understand hes is very similar to Jamie Vincent, same build, size, height and age when signing for Town, started his career LB was used as a fill in at CB which he prefers but has moved to LB again later in his career, will give everything he has got without being outstanding, just a solid performer.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 10:19:45
Can't be any argument can there regarding the need for a defender? It is blatantly where we should be focussing our recruitment


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 10:27:22

Even last season up until after the Crewe defeat we were leaky at the back, Colchester x 2, Carlisle, Crewe, Bradford, Newport, Plymouth (EFL trophy) all scored 2 or 3 goals against us but we were still successful and went on a great run after the Crewe defeat.

So far this season weíve conceded 18 goals in 7 games in all comps. It took us 13 games to get there last year, almost twice as long


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: ronnie21 on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 10:30:55
Well, I wasn't paying £10 to see a live stream of that and I haven't seen any highlights but from reading one or two reports and the comments on here it was a good job I didn't!  Question to the people who actually watched the game, what was the new keeper like?  I take it Curran is the new anti-Christ now.  


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 10:31:44
Well, I wasn't paying £10 to see a live stream of that and I haven't seen any highlights but from reading one or two reports and the comments on here it was a good job I didn't!  Question to the people who actually watched the game, what was the new keeper like?  I take it Curran is the new anti-Christ now.   

I imagine the Anti-Christ is a better defender.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 10:48:45
Donkey can head, shout and point at things effectively which seems to be the sum total of what a number of people want from their centre backs.

To be honest I was usually pointing at a pacey attacker telling someone else to pick them up.



Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 10:51:12
So far this season weíve conceded 18 goals in 7 games in all comps. It took us 13 games to get there last year, almost twice as long
We conceded 12 in our first 7 games of last season and that was at a lower level so we were still averaging conceding almost 2 goals a game so it stands to reason that largely the same defensive personnel will concede more at a higher level. My point is that at no point last season were we especially defensively solid, and during the first quarter of the season we were pretty leaky. Maybe we have overinflated opinions of players like Hunt, Baudry etc and at this level they aren't going to be good enough defensively, who knows...

However if we are looking to replace them it should be with similar style players as otherwise it's pointless and we'll just end up even more disjointed, stifle our attacking play and then have problems at both ends of the pitch. Playing an extra CM when we have that option against better teams like we did last season could alleviate the problem and take pressure off the defence.

But putting some no nonsense clogger in our backline will be helpful to no one, we are clearly more than good enough in an attacking sense at this level and we shouldn't be looking to do anything that could negatively impact that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Briggany on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 10:52:27
Well, I wasn't paying £10 to see a live stream of that and I haven't seen any highlights but from reading one or two reports and the comments on here it was a good job I didn't!  Question to the people who actually watched the game, what was the new keeper like?  I take it Curran is the new anti-Christ now.  

Curran isn't a footballer, I think he's just a big lad that happened to fall into a football academy and no one questioned it. He has just gone with the flow up until now picking up his pay check hoping that his references wouldn't be checked.

The new keeper had a horrid night, but not because of his own doing, the defence let him down massively and he picked the ball out of his net twice in the opening 10 minutes. His confidence was shot after that and as a result his distribution was poor. Looked like he could save a shot though.

The one surprise for me was Matty Palmer. I though he did excellent last night, he was very composed and calm in possession, he managed to get the ball out of sticky situations a few times, made two cracking strikes at goal, had plenty of very good passses that released player into an attack, was defensively very strong, he is a one bit footed though but he is very accurate with that foot. TBH he would have been my man of the match as he did very little wrong. He reminded me of the recently departed doughty a little, so I do hope that we keep him and he can fight his way into the squad because I believe he is that midfielder that we have been missing.







Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 10:55:19
Well, I wasn't paying £10 to see a live stream of that and I haven't seen any highlights but from reading one or two reports and the comments on here it was a good job I didn't!  Question to the people who actually watched the game, what was the new keeper like?  I take it Curran is the new anti-Christ now.   
It was included as part of the iFollow season ticket so effectively got it free.

The new keeper....hard to tell, he made a couple of saves, may well have done better with a couple of goals but he had little stopping them, he calimed a couple of crosses and his kicking was very powerful but not as accurate as it could be.

I would say hes on a par with Kovar on first showing, difficult to say if he is better or worse though.

He slipped kicking the ball which nearly put us in trouble but mostly his kicking was acceptable.

He MAY have been able to get closer to the first but it was a great finish he was unsighted and reacted late, the 2nd was a pen even tho the challenge looked outside the box, the 4rd he might have done a bit better but there was a crowded box in front of him and the 4th he was rooted on his line and made no attempt to save the header,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSusUpIc_4s


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 11:09:47
It was included as part of the iFollow season ticket so effectively got it free.

The new keeper....hard to tell, he made a couple of saves, may well have done better with a couple of goals but he had little stopping them, he calimed a couple of crosses and his kicking was very powerful but not as accurate as it could be.

I would say hes on a par with Kovar on first showing, difficult to say if he is better or worse though.

He slipped kicking the ball which nearly put us in trouble but mostly his kicking was acceptable.

He MAY have been able to get closer to the first but it was a great finish he was unsighted and reacted late, the 2nd was a pen even tho the challenge looked outside the box, the 4rd he might have done a bit better but there was a crowded box in front of him and the 4th he was rooted on his line and made no attempt to save the header,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSusUpIc_4s
If Kovar had been in for that first goal people would have been far more critical of him. It was unfortunate he was unsighted but Fryer got himself into a really awkward position as well, he shifted all his weight on to his right hand side to try and get sight of the ball and as a result wasn't in any position to get near the shot.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 11:14:48
I am sure if Kovar had conceded those goals then he would have been singled out as at fault, but as it was Fryer's first game for us I certainly gave him the benefit of the doubt.

But saying that Benda last season conceded similar goals after poor defending, and also his debut was not good at all for Town, but I would say that Bendas longer reach may have meant he could have got to the first easier than shorter keepers.

It was a very difficult debut for Fryer made worse by conceding 2 in the first 6 mins, something he didn't get over very quickly, an obvious knock in confidence.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 12:04:46
If Kovar had been in for that first goal people would have been far more critical of him. It was unfortunate he was unsighted but Fryer got himself into a really awkward position as well, he shifted all his weight on to his right hand side to try and get sight of the ball and as a result wasn't in any position to get near the shot.

He did, our defence just seemed slow to react and lined up along the 6 yard line, no one was making any effort to close him down.

Keeper could have done better, but so could the defence and/or midfield.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 12:23:30
7 of the 17 goals have been in two games that Curran has played.  This isn't a scapegoating, I know of no other world where the lad is a professional footballer.  There was a point in last nights game where Grant was 15 yards from him with the ball and had to talk the lad through where to move to in order for Grant to make a pass - he didn't, Grant shifted it somewhere else and looked deflated.  He's like a Black Hole for the defence - he sucks mistakes in from others as they try to compensate.  I lost count of amount of times a forward just drifted away from him when they had possession.

It's a totally different problem to the league games.  IN the league games, we've looked good at times, bad ropey at others.  Baudry has looked a little off the pace, Hunt slack at tracking and stopping players cut inside him and the mixing of central defensive partnerships probably hasn't helped.  Add in the Covid-19 impact on football and we can very easily click right out of gear.  New personnel may change that, just as more game time together may solve it as well, as players get used to the new world and get back to fitness.  We are seeing the combination of a lack of off the pitch training as a unit, no crowd and the general overwhelming nature of dealing with Covid-19 all manifest themselves in Sport.  Unfortunately for them they can't play the game via Zoom.

Not directly related, but the New England Patriots struggled on Monday in a game delayed due to Cam Newton getting Covid.  The replacement QB had to run his drills via Zoom meetings as they were all separated to avoid any spreading.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 12:28:01
Scapegoating is unmerited blame.

Criticism of Curran is not unmerited - he's just no good enough. At leasy not yet. He *might* improve, you can never rule that out, but it seems rather unlikely he'll improve to anywhere near the level required.

Still, as long as him being around helps to pay the bills then that's something.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 12:32:17
I'd put money on him never improving to professional standard, there is nothing to work on.  If we get some money in the club to keep us afloat during these tough times and he helps us lose games in this competition, who cares I guess.  Just never let us need him in a proper game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 12:34:52
Scapegoating is unmerited blame.

Criticism of Curran is not unmerited - he's just no good enough. At leasy not yet. He *might* improve, you can never rule that out, but it seems rather unlikely he'll improve to anywhere near the level required.

Still, as long as him being around helps to pay the bills then that's something.
This.

I'd put money on him never improving to professional standard, there is nothing to work on.  If we get some money in the club to keep us afloat during these tough times and he helps us lose games in this competition, who cares I guess.  Just never let us need him in a proper game.
Also this.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: molepar on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 12:40:12
Sorry I may have missed something but how does having Curran around help us financially?


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 12:41:36
Sorry I may have missed something but how does having Curran around help us financially?

He is with us on the condition that his dad pays his wages and puts more money into the club as well. Alledgedly.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: DV Canio on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 12:58:24
He is with us on the condition that his dad pays his wages and puts more money into the club as well. Alledgedly.

Wouldnít it be easier to just give him pocket money?


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 13:24:59
Wouldnít it be easier to just give him pocket money?

Not for Power if Curran's dad is putting money into the club. Alledgedly.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: DV Canio on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 13:26:39
Not for Power if Curran's dad is putting money into the club. Alledgedly.

Well no, I meant for Curranís dad...


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 13:40:18
Good thing sonny boy didn't want to be an airline pilot.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 13:58:33
Good thing sonny boy didn't want to be an airline pilot.

Quite, and the one thing Covid-19 should have done to society is provide a massive reality shock to the relative value placed on "jobs".  Boat well and truly missed though, Arsenal proving that, but we are to blame for financing it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: Boeta on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 14:18:01
Harry Agombar mark 2, love it.

Curran's on a 3 year deal too?


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 14:20:15
Harry Agombar mark 2, love it.

Curran's on a 3 year deal too?

Yep, he is one for the future - when Covid finally subsides we'll be short of catering staff I guess.


Title: Re: Swindon v Exeter pre match chat and matchday thread (Mickey Mouse Trophy)
Post by: steptoe41 on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 14:43:56
Yep, he is one for the future - when Covid finally subsides we'll be short of catering staff I guess.

I think he would struggle in the Arkell's food kiosk to serve a cold pie and a warm bottle of Carling and then give the correct change....