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Title: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Sunday, January 10, 2021, 12:41:48
Getting this in early for the build up.
As most matches are now, this is important for several reasons. We need the points to take the pressure off, but we also need to see if we have turned a corner. A result against a 4th place Doncaster will hopefully confirm we are progressing.
I'll go for 1-1.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, January 10, 2021, 12:46:43
They surprisingly didn't look very good in the the first game and we lost to a defensive error.

If we play like we did against Ipswich we can be confident.

If we play like we did against Franchise we will lose by 2 or 3 goals.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Sunday, January 10, 2021, 16:47:47
Iím looking at a 2-1 win for us. Higher confidence, better players and a clearly better system.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: BoA Vagabond on Sunday, January 10, 2021, 17:58:46
I'm hoping for a win but doubt the defensive frailties have completely gone off the back of a terrific win. Therefore, I go for 5-1 to us. Need to keep working on that defence.

◊◊ I predict 5-0 to us every game, as those good friends in the DRS know, but we are in a period of change, hence the goal against. Apologies. ✓


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Sunday, January 10, 2021, 18:17:39
Going on recent experience/results/performances, I have no idea how this might pan out.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Sunday, January 10, 2021, 20:04:26
No reason not be feel relatively confident. They didnít look particularly good when we played them recently. Definitely a match we can win.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, January 10, 2021, 20:25:43
I feel much more confident in the side we saw yesterday than I would have done a week or two ago, but Doncaster are a good side. We've a chance, but probably less than 50:50 and would probably settle for a performance that showed continued improvement rather than suggesting that Ipswich was a false dawn. Either way, our season shouldn't be resting on games like this one.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Sunday, January 10, 2021, 20:45:52
I feel much more confident in the side we saw yesterday than I would have done a week or two ago, but Doncaster are a good side. We've a chance, but probably less than 50:50 and would probably settle for a performance that showed continued improvement rather than suggesting that Ipswich was a false dawn. Either way, our season shouldn't be resting on games like this one.

I reckon we have more than a 50/50 chance of beating Doncaster at home as surely winning away at Ipswich would have been seen as a harder fixture plus we suddenly have a decent looking side with the new additions and hopefully more to follow and we've already beaten a top side at home in Hull City


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, January 10, 2021, 21:07:57
I reckon we have more than a 50/50 chance of beating Doncaster at home as surely winning away at Ipswich would have been seen as a harder fixture plus we suddenly have a decent looking side with the new additions and hopefully more to follow and we've already beaten a top side at home in Hull City

We're 12/5 to win on Skybet and Doncaster are below evens. Don't get me wrong, I think we're good value at that price, but Doncaster have conceded less than half the amount of goals we have this season and are 13 points above us with three games in hand. I'd certainly take a point!


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Sunday, January 10, 2021, 21:09:54
We're 12/5 to win on Skybet and Doncaster are below evens. Don't get me wrong, I think we're good value at that price, but Doncaster have conceded less than half the amount of goals we have this season and are 13 points above us with three games in hand. I'd certainly take a point!

I would take a point but sooner rather than later we will need to start winning a few home games as we have plenty of tough away games to come


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, January 10, 2021, 23:55:28
I would take a point but sooner rather than later we will need to start winning a few home games as we have plenty of tough away games to come

I understand your sentiment regarding grabbing a point against donny. I Said to my lad at 0-1 Iíd take a point last night. However, after the way we played I think the mentality must be win every game, which we know weíre not going to do but the winning mentality has to prevail. Bare in mind that it looks like we will be adding more to the squad before the transfer window closes (🤞) in which case play offs here we come. Ok, maybe not but we cannot countenance relegation again. PMA and all that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Monday, January 11, 2021, 00:58:41
I
I believe
I believe that
I believe that we
I believe that we can
I BELIEVE THAT WE CAN WE

Swindon 2 Doncaster 1 with a Pitman double

https://www.drfc-vsc.co.uk/index.php?PHPSESSID=512a3552cb1b06950696be6cb25e378a&topic=279062.0 (https://www.drfc-vsc.co.uk/index.php?PHPSESSID=512a3552cb1b06950696be6cb25e378a&topic=279062.0)


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, January 11, 2021, 10:32:37
(https://i.postimg.cc/0yqPRycn/chalk-and-cheese.jpg)


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, January 11, 2021, 10:58:53
I would take a point but sooner rather than later we will need to start winning a few home games as we have plenty of tough away games to come
Not sure home v away games are as big a difference as they would usually be when it's behind closed doors


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 11, 2021, 11:01:54
Not sure home v away games are as big a difference as they would usually be when it's behind closed doors

A good example is Ipswich. 2nd in Home form, 16th for away form.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, January 11, 2021, 11:15:32
A good example is Ipswich. 2nd in Home form, 16th for away form.
Whereas Lincoln are top in Away form, 6th in Home form. Proves nowt. Probably more relevant is that Donny look to be decent at home (3rd), average away (10th), whereas we are better at home (17th) than away (23rd).


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 11, 2021, 11:28:37
It does. It proves Ipswich are better at home than away, even without crowds.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, January 11, 2021, 11:29:53
It does. It proves Ipswich are better at home than away, even without crowds.
Erm, great. Didn't help them much on Saturday


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 11, 2021, 11:32:40
Familiarity with the way a pitch plays has to add some benefit, even if it is only minor. Look at Plymouth too, solid at home, not so solid away.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, January 11, 2021, 11:38:24
Home advantage is an interesting one - there have been studies to suggest it's more to do with the subconscious and peripheral visual reference points the players have when they play somewhere they're familiar with.

Donny - I said at the start of the month I'd be targetting this game, and our new and improved squad have a real opportunity to lay down a marker with b2b wins ahead of some more challenging away days.

I'd like to see us change it up on the right hand side. I think we all know Caddis isn't first (or second, or third?) choice RB right now and we should be looking for a more offensive threat at RW too, perhaps if J Smith is approaching full fitness.

Heart says another win. Head says take a score draw.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, January 11, 2021, 11:39:17
Familiarity with the way a pitch plays has to add some benefit, even if it is only minor. Look at Plymouth too, solid at home, not so solid away.
Whereas Hull are good away, mediocre at home. There's plenty of teams that are better away than at home and vice versa. There will, of course, be a whole load of other factors in play here such as relative strength of opposition  they have played, availability of key players etc. Home/Away is just too simplistic.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, January 11, 2021, 12:13:24
From a Donny fan.

Quote
   It will be great to be back in League1 action if the game goes ahead, and waiting for us will be our old friend John Sheridan the manager fresh from a great away win at Ipswich Town, an indication of him starting to bring things together down in Swindon, and how dangerous and unpredictable this division can be.
  Two goals from former Norwich winger Diallang Jaiyesimi and one from Scott Twine bringing home the points for them and moved them a point outside the relegation places after their promotion last season.
  I am always wary of any team that Sheridan heads, if given time he moulds them into decent sides that are always very competitive and hard to beat and have given us some hard games in the past.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Monday, January 11, 2021, 13:06:35
I'll go 1-1 again (which is what I expected from v AFC Field Ploughers) but Town could sneak a scratchy, disgusting, ugly 1-0. I would take that all week but a point will be good.

A loss would be a typical "it's the hope that gets you" moment, regardless of how it may come about. Town need to grab at least a point just to convince us Ipswich wasn't just a false dawn.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, January 11, 2021, 13:14:42
Is it going to be a good or bad thing that we don't have a mid week game this week, would it have helped us if we could have maintained momentum with a midweeker?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, January 11, 2021, 13:21:44
Is it going to be a good or bad thing that we don't have a mid week game this week, would it have helped us if we could have maintained momentum with a midweeker?

Helps get the wounded back for the weekend if there are any. It also, in this case of having fresh faces in should give the management time to blend in the new boys. Not so sure having no midweek will dampen the momentum, if anything it should make the feckers more buoyed for the Saturday game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: dphunt88 on Monday, January 11, 2021, 13:37:44
Is it going to be a good or bad thing that we don't have a mid week game this week, would it have helped us if we could have maintained momentum with a midweeker?

Evidence from this season suggests that it's probably for the best that we wait until Saturday for our next game... here's the stats, which I shared on twitter earlier:


"Did you know? #STFC need to play every League game on Saturday afternoons... here's our last 8 League Saturday afternoon results:

W D W W L L D W
(P 8, W 4, D 2, L 2, Pts 14)

Includes wins against Hull, Ipswich, Oxford and Bristol Rovers, plus a decent draw against Charlton."


"You've guessed it, on flip side, #STFC are absolutely atrocious on League Tuesdays this season!

L L L L L L L
(P 7, W 0, D 0, L 7, F 7, A 18, Pts 0)

There are 7 games in February, 3 of them are Tuesdays (vs Wigan, Pompey & Lincoln). Have to turn this around - new faces help?"


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Monday, January 11, 2021, 13:40:43
Being rather a pedant but we beat Ipswich on Saturday evening not afternoon :soapy tit wank:


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Monday, January 11, 2021, 15:18:20
The Donny fan needs to look at the table again, it might ease his worries.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 12:03:47
Looks like Doncaster will be without star midfielder Ben Whiteman for Saturdays game (if it goes ahead) after having a bid from Preston accepted for him of around £1.5m.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 12:13:36
Evidence from this season suggests that it's probably for the best that we wait until Saturday for our next game... here's the stats, which I shared on twitter earlier:


"Did you know? #STFC need to play every League game on Saturday afternoons... here's our last 8 League Saturday afternoon results:

W D W W L L D W
(P 8, W 4, D 2, L 2, Pts 14)

Includes wins against Hull, Ipswich, Oxford and Bristol Rovers, plus a decent draw against Charlton."


"You've guessed it, on flip side, #STFC are absolutely atrocious on League Tuesdays this season!

L L L L L L L
(P 7, W 0, D 0, L 7, F 7, A 18, Pts 0)

There are 7 games in February, 3 of them are Tuesdays (vs Wigan, Pompey & Lincoln). Have to turn this around - new faces help?"
Ah yes but now it would be a Twine Tuesday. That will make all the difference, just ask Rich P.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: dphunt88 on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 12:55:01
Ah yes but now it would be a Twine Tuesday. That will make all the difference, just ask Rich P.

"Scott Saturdays" and "Twine Tuesdays"....

all of which means we'll go unbeaten for the rest of the season now he's back!  ;D


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: HorlocksLegs on Thursday, January 14, 2021, 14:02:55
Today's press conference summary.

Wright on injuries: ďNo news on injuries. Ellis Iandolo is back running but Saturday is too early for him. Joel Grant is fit but Tom Broadbent isnít. Freeman is training but not ready for selection.Ē #stfc #efl


Wright on Doncaster: ďI thought we played well when we went there earlier in the season but I donít think there is a massive gap between us and them. We want to play with freedom but we have to be more clinical in both boxes.Ē #stfc #efl


Wright on Pitman: ďI think he did well against Ipswich and his movement in the box was very good.Ē #stfc #efl


Wright on Twine contract: ďThe way we have managed him has been first class and the goal he scored the other day will have people looking at him. We want to keep him at the club but everyone has a price.Ē #stfc #efl


Wright on Twine: ďHe is an excellent trainer and has that desire to get better.Ē #stfc #efl

There was a long pause, 8 minutes to be exact between the last tweet talking about Twine and saying Tommy Wright has now left, maybe some talk about transfers that they don't want to make public yet?



Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:04:11
Would like to see a couple of changes for tomorrow, but don't think he'll change anything. Knowing Freeman is not ready yet and Hunt is suspended, Caddis stays in for now.

               Travers
Caddis Conroy Fryers Thompson
                Lyden
J Smith Twine M Smith DJ
               T Smith

At home, I'd like to see us go a little more offensive, with J Smith coming in, and I'd give Tyler a run up top too, although that seems unlikely. Just so much more mobile than Pitman, and helps us with the press.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:16:42
Would like to see a couple of changes for tomorrow, but don't think he'll change anything. Knowing Freeman is not ready yet and Hunt is suspended, Caddis stays in for now.

               Travers
Caddis Conroy Fryers Thompson
                Lyden
J Smith Twine M Smith DJ
               T Smith

At home, I'd like to see us go a little more offensive, with J Smith coming in, and I'd give Tyler a run up top too, although that seems unlikely. Just so much more mobile than Pitman, and helps us with the press.
I would go with that but I would play Pitman instead of Tyler up front, Pitman put himself about at Ipswich quite well, I personally would like to see Jonny back on the right wing and use Palmer there for away games where we need more defensive cover.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:44:40
Presume the pitch will be OK tomorrow?

Howís the weather?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:48:39
Presume the pitch will be OK tomorrow?

Howís the weather?
Cold but not freezing today. Tomorrow is forecast to be slightly warmer (but still cold) and drizzly


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:51:31
Don't change a relatively successful formula unless you really have to.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Super Hans on Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:59:22
Pitman did a lot of unselfish work against Ipswich which helped take the pressure off us a few times. Won a few free kicks and headers which Tyler probably wouldn't have.

I'd start Pitman and bring Smith on later to play alongside Brett if needed or to replace him if he's knackered.

Personally would keep the same team. Palmer and Lyden in the midfield helped us control a fair chunk of the match last week, especially first half. A load of matches this season have seen us go behind very early and you're left chasing the game. Hopefully we can start growing into games a bit more now - they should be confident.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 15, 2021, 12:11:32
Presume the pitch will be OK tomorrow?

Howís the weather?

26c but a bit grey  :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DV Canio on Friday, January 15, 2021, 13:03:18
I would go with that but I would play Pitman instead of Tyler up front, Pitman put himself about at Ipswich quite well, I personally would like to see Jonny back on the right wing and use Palmer there for away games where we need more defensive cover.

Palmers final ball was pretty naff against Ipswich but his attacking intent was sacrificed very early on.
He deserved to keep his place and deserves a chance to see/show how well he can attack without the limitations he had against Ipswich.

Then if he really offers no attacking threat switch him up for Smith.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Friday, January 15, 2021, 13:19:54
Don't change a relatively successful formula unless you really have to.

100%. You don't change a winning team unless you're forced into it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Friday, January 15, 2021, 13:30:42
Don't change a relatively successful formula unless you really have to.

Town won one game off the back of a wonder strike (which was great) at a time on the game when they may have crumbled. Yes it looks like they may have found a 'formula' or identity but on the contrary, you set up your side according to the opposition faced.

So I'm sure you'll come back with some short sharp quippy comment claiming "that's what I said" or "that's not what I meant".

*I also used "so" at the start of my sentence on purpose there as I know it pisses you off  :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Friday, January 15, 2021, 13:35:18
Town won one game off the back of a wonder strike (which was great) at a time on the game when they may have crumbled. Yes it looks like they may have found a 'formula' or identity but on the contrary, you set up your side according to the opposition faced.

So I'm sure you'll come back with some short sharp quippy comment claiming "that's what I said" or "that's not what I meant".

*I also used "so" at the start of my sentence on purpose there as I know it pisses you off  :D


My friend, My thought was merely that the team should remain unchanged.  Nothing more, nothing less.


Title: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 15, 2021, 13:48:14
And also bamboo, there is an argument to be had that playing a team that's relatively settled will make them better as they get to know each others game .

there were effectively 3 new players, 2 in key minefield positions


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, January 15, 2021, 13:51:48
2 in key minefield positions

Football's a bit risker than I thought!


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 15, 2021, 13:52:55
Quote from: Flashheart
Quote
2 in key minefield positions
Football's a bit risker than I thought!


doh!

still, should stop them surging through the middle


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Friday, January 15, 2021, 14:48:57
100%. You don't change a winning team unless you're forced into it.

I never get why fans cling to this idea so strongly. Pick the team best suited to this Saturday, irrelevant of last Saturday. Of course, that considers form etc but you absolutely do a change a winning team. For example, if Freeman was fit or Hunt was available, Caddis should be dropped.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Friday, January 15, 2021, 14:54:13
Hunt has been alot worse than Caddis this year in my opinion


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Friday, January 15, 2021, 15:04:21
Hunt has been alot worse than Caddis this year in my opinion

Perhaps. My point, though, is re the idea that a winning team is a cast-iron selection.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Friday, January 15, 2021, 15:16:27
I suspect that JS will go with the same team.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Friday, January 15, 2021, 16:20:16
Perhaps. My point, though, is re the idea that a winning team is a cast-iron selection.

Ok, so not a cast iron selection. If we were dog shit against Ipswich but still won, then yes, by all means make the changes. But we were good. The best we've been for a long while so I wouldn't change the team and I'd be surprised if Sheridan does.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Friday, January 15, 2021, 16:47:52
it's early days in the great revival and Donny are more of an attacking threat than Ipswich so don't see any need to go bit more attacking at least not from the start.  Also now that Pitman seems to be contributing more would make more sense to keep that going. 

I'd be disappointed if JS didn't at least start with the same team where possible.




Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, January 15, 2021, 17:21:04
I am 100% certain he will start with the same team as last week, and so he should. I just would have liked a little more attack minded at home.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: normy on Friday, January 15, 2021, 17:34:00
Caddis needs help in defending these days IMO, and Palmer did that job very well against Ipswich.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, January 15, 2021, 17:47:45
Caddis needs help in defending these days IMO, and Palmer did that job very well against Ipswich.
Thats why we have Freeman waiting in the wings, who is apparently a great signing at our level if you listen to Sheff Utd fans.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Friday, January 15, 2021, 19:23:46
Hoping for an unchanged team tomorrow. We need to build on the win against Ipswich with a settled side. When was the last game where we didnít change the starting team after a good result?

Swindon 2 Doncaster 1
Pitman double


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 09:18:00
Thats why we have Freeman waiting in the wings, who is apparently a great signing at our level if you listen to Sheff Utd fans.

Whether this is true or not but I heard he had to isolate first before training.
Definitely a promising signing and will be interesting to see how quickly he is challenging for a place.
Not forgetting Hunt will soon be available again.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 10:00:40
Whether this is true or not but I heard he had to isolate first before training.
Definitely a promising signing and will be interesting to see how quickly he is challenging for a place.
Not forgetting Hunt will soon be available again.
Certainly hope that is just another rumour, could do with him on the wing after last week's performance.
2-1 win would be quite acceptable.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 10:53:23
Looking forward to watching this - to see if last weekís performance was a one-off or an indication of better things to come.

Ditto for Scott Twine as well.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 11:01:35
Draw. 1-1


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: normy on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 11:20:16
Hope for win 2-1.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: leftside on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 11:51:38
1-2


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 11:58:27
Only seems like yesterday when we played this lot the first time.
The footballing body clock is all over the place at the moment.
Just a month ago and yet only 4 of that starting line up are likely to start today.

As good as the win on Saturday was we still managed to keep the average up for goals conceded.
Hopefully having to defend the dreaded bouncing ball can be avoided.

Doncaster have edged the possession in their away games so far and maybe the onus will be on them to attack.
A very rare sighting of a lesser spotted clean sheet would be very welcome.
Think it will be a tight game, a draw would be ok.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 11:58:37
These predictions so far just seem like a sound test.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Boeta on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 12:12:36
Donny sold their best player - Whiteman - this week so hopefully that'll work in our favour


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 13:59:04
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Er2wi8XXcAIpJh2?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)

As expected unchanged from last week.

No sub keeper.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 13:59:45
Nice to be able to name an unchanged side. Letís goooo


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:00:46
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Er2wi8XXcAIpJh2?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)

As expected unchanged from last week.

No sub keeper.
Right decision to keep the same team, obviously weíve had to go with no sub keeper in order to allow the ball boy to be on the bench again.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:04:51
Right decision to keep the same team, obviously weíve had to go with no sub keeper in order to allow the ball boy to be on the bench again.
True :)

Apparently Matthews is injured though.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:06:03
Right decision to keep the same team, obviously weíve had to go with no sub keeper in order to allow the ball boy to be on the bench again.
True & really starting to piss me off now. Whether Matthews is injured or not it's a fucking joke that he's getting on the bench every week.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: brocklesby red on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:08:21
We played well at the keepmoat for large periods of the game, gave two careless goals away and failed to take a couple of chances ourselves. If we cut out the errors, a 2-0 win. Apart from the obvious, it looks like a strong bench as well


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:09:55
6 of those on the bench have been regular starters most of the season.

No sign of Baudry


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:10:22
True & really starting to piss me off now. Whether Matthews is injured or not it's a fucking joke that he's getting on the bench every week.
Even with no match fitness Freeman will be 10 times the player Curran is, I didnít care when we were short of players but thereís no way he should be anywhere near the bench with a pretty much fully fit squad.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:15:29
No keeper on the bench is so unnecessarily risky. Even if Matthews is injured we have kids. Completely avoidable and inexcusable.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:18:03
No keeper on the bench is so unnecessarily risky. Even if Matthews is injured we have kids. Completely avoidable and inexcusable.
On reflection perhaps Curran is the sub keeper, he canít be any worst in goal than he is at centre back.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:20:52
Caddis is our sub keeper.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:21:37
It's snowing here, and I just had a rare sighting of a robin. That can't be a bad thing, can it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:22:25
On reflection perhaps Curran is the sub keeper, he canít be any worst in goal than he is at centre back.
Versatile!

TBH he is a big lump so would at least act as a block if he had to be used in goal.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:41:40
Buzzing about the line up. Looking at the Doncaster forums, they seem to be pretty concerned with the hole in the squad from Ben Whiteman departure. Feeling positive as always! COYR!


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:46:31
And also bamboo, there is an argument to be had that playing a team that's relatively settled will make them better as they get to know each others game .

there were effectively 3 new players, 2 in key minefield positions

True, Town "need" a settled side but a few tweaks, possibly J.Smith in for Palmer and Freeman (when fit) for Caddy. I think J.Smith can link up well with both Lyden and Twine.

I've seen the team for today, unchanged of course. I hope J.Smith gets 20 or 30 mins, especially as Town seem to tire/lack concentration during midpoints of the match. He could be useful in the final third. Other annoying thing is what is the point of promoting Matthews to the first team (as No.2 GK) if Town are only going to name the ego massager. We still have 6 subs and gazeboed if Travers gets an unforeseen injury - like a wallop in the face or broken finger.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:48:15
Looking forward to watching this - to see if last weekís performance was a one-off or an indication of better things to come.

Ditto for Scott Twine as well.

^^^This all round. We all want it to happen for sure  :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:49:59
Unchanged side - good choice


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:50:12
Caddis is our sub keeper.

Naturally.

#ConfidenceInCaddy


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:52:18
Go on Town.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:53:52
Unchanged side - potentially good choice

Fixed  ;)

Although Donny is a totally different proposition from Ipswich. Will be an interesting match. I want to see a little more tactical awareness from JS (or whoever is pulling strings/setting the team up).

Enjoy the match.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:54:32
I trust JS


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: china red on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:54:39
Based on the keepers we have had for the majority of the season Stevie Wonder would have done a better job.



Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:55:59
I trust JS

 :banging:


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 14:59:35
Naturally.

#ConfidenceInCaddy

Didn't he go in goal once before in a previous stint with us? Or am I imagining that?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:02:51
Ref is blowing up for every little powderpuff challenge so far.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:04:09
Poor pass from Fryers there.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:04:18
0-1


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:04:37
He was a mile offside!


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:04:45
Well that was shit.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:04:58
Normal service resumed.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:05:01
Bugger


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:05:05
Replay started too late to tell really.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:05:11
Looked offside, took the goal well though.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:05:14
SHERIDAN OUT


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:05:22
Jesus wept


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:06:08
Well offside, everyone stopped because they thought he was offside, schoolboy stuff


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:06:46
Looks like Caddis played him on to me....


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:07:25
How many opposition fans do we reckon have googled Paul Caddis' age this year?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:08:21
Yeah he's timed it perfectly. Onside.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:09:57
Officials not giving us anything so far.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:12:12
Officials not giving us anything so far.
He is, shit ref yet again, Twine gets bundled over and he gives nothing, yet Twine gently touches their player and he gives them a free kick.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:12:57
Officials not giving us anything so far.

Absolutely not. Nothing super controversial but just doesn't feel like the same standard of foul is being applied to both teams just yet.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:13:06
Stop fucking hoofing it long to Pitman FFS, it didn't work on Saturday and its not working today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:13:27
what's the point of lumping it forward with 1 up top v 2 competent centre backs?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:14:20
Think at home we need someone more mobile up front, Pitman not in the game at all.

Especially as we might have some joy on the counter as Donny seem to play from the back.

Ref is already pissing me off.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:14:40
what's the point of lumping it forward with 1 up top v 2 competent centre backs?

Don't think there's much expectation of Pitman winning the ball so much as putting on enough pressure to the defensive header that it might break in midfield for the second ball, where we have more men?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:15:36
Don't think there's much expectation of Pitman winning the ball so much as putting on enough pressure to the defensive header that it might break in midfield for the second ball, where we have more men?

Exactly we did against Ipswich. No doubt thatís the plan.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:15:39
Corner to Town.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:17:55
Palmer picks up the ball wide right and his non-wingerness comes to the fore as he looks a bit lost running into space!


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:17:55
Good rob by Palmer who cuts inside and should have shot than passing to Pitman who had a man on him.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:21:52
We are are going to have chances to win the ball from them in their half, couple of occasions already so far. Just need to make the most of it when we do.

They look a better side than Ipswich


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:23:26
Towns passing very sloppy at times, our best form of attack seems to be closing down the defenders as they bring the ball out.

Doncaster looking quite comfortable otherwise, coping with us easily so far.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:23:57
Fryers down like a sack of shit.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:24:27
Need to start knocking the ball around a bit. Going direct to Pitman wonít work. Even if he wins the ball heís got nobody with him to help.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:24:43
Calling for the sub.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:24:57
what's the point of lumping it forward with 1 up top v 2 competent centre backs?

Lesser of two evils, they have better movement and pace in midfield. They move it quicker and get numbers forward  better.

It's going to be a long day.



Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:25:01
fryers is injured.

I for one am shocked


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:25:08
FFS Curran coming on? WTF?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:25:16
Taylor Curran!!!!


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:25:33
FFS Curran coming on? WTF?

Fuck sake


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:25:36
Please, for the love of God, not Curran.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:26:05
Noooooo!  :badmood:


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:26:23
Has Odimayo pissed in Sheridans cup of tea?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:26:31
FFS Curran coming on? WTF?
Great! 😵


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:26:40
Curran.

fucking Curran

fuck off. just fuck off.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:26:41
Surely Odimayo is ahead of Curran in the pecking order?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:26:44
Well, it would make a good redemption story... and that's all I can give you on the optimism front. Keen observers may remember that I was fucking furious at Broadbent coming on up front vs Oxford, so hope to look just as stupid this time round.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:26:48
Curran?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:26:50
Has Odimayo shit on Sheridan's desk or something?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:26:55
Oh fuck!


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:26:55
Jeeeesus. Odimayo can't be fit, surely....


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:27:06
Fuck off no.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:27:30
Curran? Really? I give up on this club I really do!


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Riddick on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:27:45
Fuck off Sheridan. Why Curran. If Odimayo isnt fit then the keeper should be on the bench. What a pile of shit.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:27:57
Being fucking Grant on over Curran.

If Curran comes on and it costs us then I do hope that questions are asked.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:28:06
Thatís it for me. Iím not watching this waiting for a Curran fuck up.

Odimayo on the bench and not brought on? I reckon he must be off.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:28:16
What odds can I get on a Taylor Curran double and a 2-1 win?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:28:47
Curran to score


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: cheltred69 on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:28:50
Do we really want to win this game?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:28:56
Unbelievable Jeff!


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:29:21
Unless of course, itís all a part of a cunning plan??


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Oldwembley69 on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:29:38
Obviously not


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:29:46
What odds can I get on a Taylor Curran double and a 2-1 win?

I'll lay that one for you at double figure odds of your choice, frankly.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:29:56
Didn't he go in goal once before in a previous stint with us? Or am I imagining that?

Yeah he has in the past. Not as trim now though  :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:29:56
Sheridan I am sorry but I think you have fucked up bringing on Curran and your main tactice is telling the players just to hoof the ball long to Pitman.

You do not know the team and their best attributes at all.

Please bring in somebody who WANTS to be at Swindon ASAP.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:31:50
Thompson is going to find it frustrating realising how wank/not a pro the ego massager is.

It can purely only be financial that this lad is here. But included... fucking hell. If I was Odimayo, considering how decent he has done, I would be royally pissed off.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:33:32
Maybe Odimayo isnít fully fit? Maybe he doesnít have an hour in his legs but he was put on the bench as could maybe last 15/20 minutes if needed at the end of the game?

So many over reactions.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:33:40
Caddis quite sloppy so far.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:35:02
Maybe Odimayo isnít fully fit? Maybe he doesnít have an hour in his legs but he was put on the bench as could maybe last 15/20 minutes if needed at the end of the game?

So many over reactions.
Over reaction? You have seen Curran play?

If not Odimayo, then why not Grant?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:35:23
Feels a bit like weíre playing with 9 men with Curran on and Pitman up front on his own.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:35:48
Hee, hee, the amount of fury on here is entertaining.



Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:36:39
Maybe Odimayo isnít fully fit? Maybe he doesnít have an hour in his legs but he was put on the bench as could maybe last 15/20 minutes if needed at the end of the game?

So many over reactions.
Oh come on Grant is a better centre back than Curran, he shouldnít be in the squad and now to have him on the pitch for 2 thirds of a league match is nothing short of a joke.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:36:48
A collector's item there as Matt Smith fails to control a ball


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: WEBBERhyde on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:37:52
Feels like weíre gradually dragging Matt Smith down to our level.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:38:05
Well, it would make a good redemption story... and that's all I can give you on the optimism front. Keen observers may remember that I was fucking furious at Broadbent coming on up front vs Oxford, so hope to look just as stupid this time round.

Difference being, Broadbent is at least a pro footballer. Curran is being funded as one.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:38:10
Hee, hee, the amount of fury on here is entertaining.



It is quite funny to be fair.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:38:14
Over reaction? You have seen Curran play?

If not Odimayo, then why not Grant?

Yes Iíve seen Curran play, but you for one have gone and said ĎOdimayo must be offí JJ instantly asked for new manager.

Odimayo missed last weekend through injury and we all know for a fact Grant has been playing with a knock - itís hardly rocket science to see why they may not have been brought on.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:38:39
A collector's item there as Matt Smith fails to control a ball

Heís been a shadow of his early season form for a few weeks.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:38:53
Good chance there, Pitman playing with his back to goal gets it back to Matt Smith who nearly puts it into the bottom corner. Good play from both.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:38:57
Lovely move. Wasted by Smith. Shame.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:39:27
Good ball from Curran sets up a good move.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Dexter Morgan on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:39:42
Hee, hee, the amount of fury on here is entertaining.
You know its shit when the match day trolls are posting who probably aren't even Town fans or watching it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:40:03
Great skills Curran.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:40:31
TAYLOR CURRAN CRUYFF TURN :D

(He then loses the ball and Donny have a good chance)

Gif that shit immediately


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:41:27
Great skills Curran.
Could you hear Sheridan screaming at him afterwards?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:42:56
Could you hear Sheridan screaming at him afterwards?
Yet hes the one who put him on! irony.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:43:51
Twine has started taking up positions deep in midfield from corners, crosses etc. in his shooting range like a fly half drops back into the pocket for a drop goal in Rugby. Playing to his strengths I suppose!


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:44:25
As a CB, you don't attempt a drag brag or even a double drag back and not as a L1 funded pro.

Puts us in trouble immediately. Travers wasn't happy. Neither was Sheridan... but it was your call to bring him on you Manc preck.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:44:32
1-1 between fuck ups and contributions so far for TC.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:45:07
Twine has started taking up positions deep in midfield from corners, crosses etc. in his shooting range like a fly half drops back into the pocket for a drop goal in Rugby. Playing to his strengths I suppose!
HE is trying to play to his strengths, shame the rest of the team don't use him much.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:45:27
back to normal


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:45:35
Shit


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:45:46
Waste of time.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:46:03
Dreadful defending. Thatís how you take a short corner. Idiots.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:46:06
1-1 between fuck ups and contributions so far for TC.
2-1 Curran fuck up, never even jumped at the far post, shoddy defending cost us another goal.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:46:10
Rubbish


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:46:23
Game/season over.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: cheltred69 on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:46:36
Is it being too harsh on Curran to say he should have win that header?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Oldwembley69 on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:46:49
Crap defending by Curran at far post
:crash: :crash: :crash:


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:47:11
Is it being too harsh on Curran to say he should have win that header?

Not at all.
Woeful.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:47:17
2-1 Curran fuck up, never even jumped at the far post, shoddy defending cost us another goal.
Utterly predictable. Last weeks positivity gone in 45 minutes.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:47:19
What was he doing? Useless


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:47:35
Crap defending by Curran at far post
:crash: :crash: :crash:
He didn't even jump for the ball, get the cunt off now.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:47:45
Two goals conceded in seven of the last eight games (and we lost the one we didn't 1-0 to Fleetwood). Last clean sheet 11 games ago.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:47:48
We still can't defend Corner often at all.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:47:48
Youíd expect your centre half to win those headers.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:48:13
Poor defending again.

Would bring on J Smith and T Smith for Palmer/Pitman. Palmer has not done anything wrong but we need more attacking threat.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:48:14
Absolute shit. After the Lord Mayors Show.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:49:32
Two goals conceded in seven of the last eight games (and we lost the one we didn't 1-0 to Fleetwood). Last clean sheet 11 games ago.

The shocking stat there is that we've had a clean sheet this season  ???


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:49:53
Not only Curran.

Asleep on the lhs at the short corner


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: cheltred69 on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:49:59
It really is worse than playing with 10 men. If he wasnít there someone would hopefully cover.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:50:06
shite.

periods of mediocrity from both teams, but Dinny have a cutting edge and we have Swiss cheese defence


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:50:17
Doncaster look a good side, I think we could be playing well and still losing to these. But we're not playing well, defensively disorganised and no real structured attacking plan - we've had a few dangerous moments but generally started by Donny slip ups or odd bounced of the ball rather than planned moves. Hope for better in the second half.

On the other hand, my heart does a joyous little skip every time Scott Twine gets the ball in their half.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:50:52
No attacking threat at all. DJ anonymous. Matt Smith ineffective. Twine/Palmer, nothing. Pitman completely isolated.

Need a complete rethink second half.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Outletred on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:51:25
Get Power and Sheridan out FFS

If we lose this think thatís 3 wins in 13- 11 points in the process .

Whenís the court case again- bring it on


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:51:33
shite.

periods of mediocrity from both teams, but Dinny have a cutting edge and we have Swiss cheese defence

And a bloke from the pub playing at centre back.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:51:34
No attacking threat at all. DJ anonymous. Matt Smith ineffective. Twine/Palmer, nothing. Pitman completely isolated.

Need a complete rethink second half.

Sub the sub?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:51:49
Please.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:51:59
Neat football from Donny but they haven't even broken sweat.








Neither has Pitman but he's received no service at all.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:52:05
The away side look like a decent outfit


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ticker45 on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:52:10
Was just putting thoughts down on the state of the pitch, which does not look anywhere near as good as it has been and players slipping over quite regularly when our substitute player (cannot call him a defender by any means) apparently gets stuck to the turf. Effing ironic.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: normy on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:52:47
At least Curran should have jumped and tried to put opponent off, he stood there like a dummy.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:52:54
The shocking stat there is that we've had a clean sheet this season  ???

I know you're joking, but we literally have a (one, singular) clean sheet this season in the league vs Bristol Rovers in November. Conceded at least one in every other game, unless I'm missing something on the list. Averaging just over 2.

We've scored more than three or four teams in the top 10. Pretty clear where the problem is.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:53:25
2-1 Curran fuck up, never even jumped at the far post, shoddy defending cost us another goal.

Indeed too easy a header for Baker but not just his defending caused that goal.

Not sure we wouldn't have let that one in whoever was on the pitch but the sub does seem very odd.





Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: cheltred69 on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:53:30
Weíve not been great in attacking but have created a couple of decent chances. Main difference has been the sieve-like defence yet again!


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:54:00
Getting what we deserve, Donny far better organised and we have nothing in attack.  They remind me a bit of how we played last season, certainly playing the better footy


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:54:25
Surely put Grant on as makeshift centre half.
Ffs have we not learnt that you simply canít play Curran in an important match.
Just winds me up


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Tails on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:54:59
Blatant foul by their no. 24 for the second but still comedy defending


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:55:27
Sheridan . . .

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubw5N8iVDHI


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:55:47
Hee, hee, the amount of fury on here is entertaining.




Particularly after we had people mentioning top 10 after last week.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:56:22

Particularly after we had people mentioning top 10 after last week.

I don't think they were serious


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:57:32
That was pretty terrible.

Caddis has gone full Nallis now.  Why was our right back behind the central defenders for their first goal?  He is just too far off the pace and his ball skills and footballing brain can no longer work at the right pace.

Bringing Curran on was like surrendering.  It was inevitable that a Sunday league player would do Sunday league stuff.  Two earlier fuck ups go unpunished.  Then he stands still at the far post.

All the weaknesses from last weekend are still there but none of the good stuff.  Still look like a team of players trying to figure out what they are supposed to be doing.

I was hopeful the new players were a sign of change but that Curran sub just makes we think nobody really cares.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 15:58:44
Doncaster look a good side, I think we could be playing well and still losing to these. But we're not playing well, defensively disorganised and no real structured attacking plan - we've had a few dangerous moments but generally started by Donny slip ups or odd bounced of the ball rather than planned moves. Hope for better in the second half.

On the other hand, my heart does a joyous little skip every time Scott Twine gets the ball in their half.

It's almost as if the team has been set up tactically by someone else and then being managed differently on the day...


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Tails on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:03:57
Personally I think we're playing ok but just up against an extremely well disciplined and organised side who are much better than us.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:04:20
It's almost as if the team has been set up tactically by someone else and then being managed differently on the day...

Itís almost like Sheridan is complete distracted by that thing we wonít mention


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:06:32
Penalty shout turned down, Town players furious. Not the first time we've seen that. Town started the half quickly.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:06:58
You are 2 goals down, not looking much of a threat and a bit ropey at the back so of course you start the second half with the exact same approach.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:08:20
You are 2 goals down, not looking much of a threat and a bit ropey at the back so of course you start the second half with the exact same approach.

Sheridan ainít a big fan of making subs.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:09:43
Sheridan ainít a big fan of making subs.

Doesnt even need to be subs.  The shape could be tweaked but the first 30 seconds showed no changes were made.  Twine looking over his shoulder to try and figure out where to slot back into defence.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:15:28
Couple of nice pieces of skill:

Curran did a good job one on one defending
Twine 35 yard dipping shot


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:15:47
We could do with Jonny Smith on now to pressure the left back who looks poor as Caddis is finding some joy against him this half. Palmer is solid enough defensively but not offensively.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:17:33
Smith off
Smith on


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:17:45
We could do with Jonny Smith on now to pressure the left back who looks poor as Caddis is finding some joy against him this half. Palmer is solid enough defensively but not offensively.

Yep if even the minimal of tactician. Sheridan should be putting on J. Smith for 30 mins.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:18:16
Yep if even the minimal of tactician. Sheridan should be putting on J. Smith for 30 mins.

Well, he's getting 31 so no complaints there then :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:18:31
Good to see Hope


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:18:57
Happy with those subs tbh.

Have we seen Hope as a ST at any point of him here? Feel like he's always been used on the wing.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:19:02
aren't we allowed to play with 2 up front?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:19:07
This ref is giving nothing for Twine and everything against.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:19:39
Quote from: FormerlyPlymRed
Happy with those subs tbh.

Have we seen Hope as a ST at any point of him here? Feel like he's always been used on the wing.

he played to top a couple of times when Pitman was injured didn't he?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:19:56
Canít see Hope working as a single striker. Prove me wrong.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:22:35
Canít see Hope working as a single striker. Prove me wrong.
He did ok earlier in the season in 2 games playing lone striker, but its not really his game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:23:16
He did ok earlier in the season in 2 games playing lone striker, but its not really his game.

Thatís what I meant.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:23:30
I think every week someone has to post ďthe ref ainít giving us anythingĒ. Or words to that effect. We must be the most hated team by referees in all the land.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:23:35
Just what we need. A L2 occasional scorer.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:24:32
So Palmer moves into M. Smiths position and J.Smith goes to his usual right sided position. Possibly better as even though M. Smith is great. Today he hasn't been great.

Caddy really struggling these days. Getting turned very easily and often look to play offside, when they aren't. He's not quite the Caddy of 2012, which he was never really going to be. He still has the intelligence. It's almost having a carbon copy of Matt Taylor.

That was never really a booking. A coming together of shoulders but that's it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:24:37
I think every week someone has to post ďthe ref ainít giving us anythingĒ. Or words to that effect. We must be the most hated team by referees in all the land.

I suspect that similar sentiments are posted on every other forum


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:25:12
J Smith looks lively since he came on.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:26:04
Has the ref given us anything today?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:26:11
how's that not a push on twine?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:26:17
Twine just straight pushed over and the referee doesn't give him a thing. Just plain weird.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:26:27
I suspect that similar sentiments are posted on every other forum
I suspect itís bollox


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:26:29
I think every week someone has to post ďthe ref ainít giving us anythingĒ. Or words to that effect. We must be the most hated team by referees in all the land.

Isolating to just Twine... the ref really hasn't.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:27:07
Twine just straight pushed over and the referee doesn't give him a thing. Just plain weird.

Literally a hand straight into his back. Ref is shite.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:27:24
Peno?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:27:28
No momentum or cutting edge.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:29:23
This game is dead. Donny in 2nd gear and coasting, and another home game passes us by without even a whimper.

The Curran situation stinks, and if we're not picking on merit, it's not sport and I'm out. Not paying to watch exhibition matches.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:29:55
Thompson seems unwilling to go past his man today, something he did really well last week.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:30:07
Free kick just outside the box. Twine time.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:31:02
1-2 Hope


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:31:12
HOPE


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:31:17
One brings two!


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:31:18
Goal by Hope, let's see what they can do now


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:31:25
Twine hit hard there as he got the shot away, he looks hurt


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:31:34
Great sub


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:31:52

The Curran situation stinks, and if we're not picking on merit, it's not sport and I'm out. Not paying to watch exhibition matches.

It's an interesting debate. I hope in the Post-match the Sheridan is questioned as to why Currant Boy was brought on instead of Odimayo/Grant/anyone.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:32:00
Come on


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:32:24
That goal brought to you by Twine sitting in the pocket and waiting to hit the cleared ball. Decent position for him. He's back up.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:32:54
How much money is Papa Curran paying us for his shit son to get in the match day squad. Surely the other plays resent him as well as heís not picked on merit. Surely that canít help moral.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:34:28
Well done Curran! 😂


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:34:35
Pub team challenge


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:34:37
Rubbish ref, that was a fucking sending off for Curran, terrible decision!


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:34:42
I was about to say "Curran hasn't really done anything wrong in this half" as he launches into an unnecessary tackle and gets booked.

One interesting commonality between him and Broadbent is trying the great big diagonal cross field balls - we seem to coach our CBs to try that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:34:47
Presumably the Curran payments have a substantial impact on the club's finances


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:35:04
Great sub

Lolz don't you dare attribute that to El Shezza  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:35:13
It's an interesting debate. I hope in the Post-match the Sheridan is questioned as to why Currant Boy was brought on instead of Odimayo/Grant/anyone.
No chance Hawes will be asking that later...perhaps you can have a word in your post match de-brief  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:36:20
Presumably the Curran payments have a substantial impact on the club's finances

It's fucking  viewable as corrupt no matter how we dress it. Should not be playing.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:36:41
Free kick against Swindon for the Doncaster winger pulling his hamstring. Ffs.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:36:53
Presumably the Curran payments have a substantial impact on the club's finances
I expect the payments arenít just funding Curran Jnr somehow....

At least Harry Agombarís deal was only a Ďgentlemanís agreementí and he only appeared in an end of season dead rubber!


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:38:17
Tactical timewasting injury by the cats nephew.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:38:27
he's not costing us the game, but this ref is a joke.

I've never seen a full given against a hamstring injury before


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:39:03
No chance Hawes will be asking that later...perhaps you can have a word in your post match de-brief  ;)

The word has been discussed Chang. All depends on the outcome of the match really. Hard to question if Town grab anything from it. Although it is continuing to be the biggest of elephants in the room


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:39:50
It's fucking  viewable as corrupt no matter how we dress it. Should not be playing.

Providing your own funding/sponsorship is common in motorsports etc.  It may become essential for struggling lower league teams in this current climate.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:40:15
The word has been discussed Chang. All depends on the outcome of the match really. Hard to question if Town grab anything from it. Although it is continuing to be the biggest of elephants in the room
Iíd be amazed if it was asked - we will see I guess!


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:40:34
It's an interesting debate. I hope in the Post-match the Sheridan is questioned as to why Currant Boy was brought on instead of Odimayo/Grant/anyone.

We have no local media with the required combo of skill and freedom. There's literally zero journalism around our club and nothing will ever be investigated or asked.  


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:40:50
he's not costing us the game, but this ref is a joke.

I've never seen a full given against a hamstring injury before

Yeah, this has been a risible performance. I get how referees get one crucial decision wrong in in a fast moving game with one look at it, that sort of thing I don't want people binned off for. This guy has just comprehensively applied different contact rules for different sides for 90 minutes, it's ridiculous.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:41:00
Looks like Sheridan was just booked.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:41:20
Most likely old Shezza won't be taking the P-MP anyway. Now randomly mouthing off at Town employees down the tunnel.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:43:46
The ref finally gives a foul for another push on Twine.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:44:21
Not a great free kick from Conroy.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:45:16
Doncaster looked decent first half but have badly lost their shape this half.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:45:21
Not a great free kick from Conroy.

God knows why he took it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:46:01
It'll be a very enjoyable robbery if we burgle one here. Go on lads.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:46:57
It'll be a very enjoyable robbery if we burgle one here. Go on lads.
Would feel like a win after the first half performance.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: moredonboy on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:48:14
why on earth did not Twine take those two free kicks?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:48:56
6 mins added.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:49:13
Caddis looks good in their half, has done all game. The worries about his pace and positioning are all at the other end.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:49:38
We have looked far better since Hope and Smith came on.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:49:52
These high balls in the box would be sweet if we had any aerial presence in there.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:52:15
These high balls in the box would be sweet if we had any aerial presence in there.

It's all a bit reminiscent of that strange Mikel Arteta interview about how more crosses make more goals  at the moment. Some very good deliveries but just nobody ever likely to get to them, which I suppose probably takes away from the "good" bit.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:53:59
It's all a bit reminiscent of that strange Mikel Arteta interview about how more crosses make more goals  at the moment. Some very good deliveries but just nobody ever likely to get to them, which I suppose probably takes away from the "good" bit.
Indeed, we have not had much of a "presence" in the opposition box all season really, Pitman has shown glimpses but not consistantly.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:54:08
DJ should have passed then. Heís been awful today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:55:01
Very noticeable that absolutely no player chooses Curran as an option unless it is the only option available.

#PlayingWithTenMen


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:55:40
Better showing 2nd half but not good enough over all.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:55:49
A succession of powder puff challenges there.

Just fuck off.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:56:10
Not very good at all Iím afraid.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:56:54
Disappointing result


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:56:54
Our games are starting to take on the air of a third round cup tie where the higher league side brush past a lower league side without too much difficulty. So not one of our cup ties obviously.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:57:11
God this is depressing


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:57:19
DJ should have passed then. Heís been awful today.

Yep, Smith in acres of space. Palmer not been great since switching to M.Smith's position. Hindsight should have persevered with M.Smith and done a straight swap J.Smith for Palmer.

And definitely not Curran...


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:58:22
Results elsewhere not unhelpful


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:59:06
Itís probably unfair to single out DJ. Heís been poor compared to what heís capable of. But there have been so many below par performances today. Donny are a decent side, especially at the back but we rarely troubled them which was really disappointing.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:59:15
Need reinforcements up front clearly.

Fryers being crocked is a concern particularly as Curran is is next in the pecking order seemingly for whatever reason.

Avoiding defeat at least to try and put a little run together would have been handy. Not to be.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:59:18
Better second half performance but can't play as we did in the first half giving away soft goals if we want points.

Donny a decent team but they didn't have to do anything to get their goals.

There are positives with the new signings and Twine/Palmer but the same issues remain. Central defence and striker position need changes.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:59:36
We gave it a go second half I guess, ultimately though we were effectively playing with 10 for most of the match and fortunate Donny didnít feel the need to attack. With Gillingham and today the only league games Curran has played a real part in am I wrong to say heís fucked up for all 3 goals that have been conceded whilst he was on the pitch?


Title: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:59:39
Bit better with the subs and getting wide, but no urgency until last 15 and same old issues of blunt attack, leaky defence

it's no disgrace losing to Doncaster, but our frailties are ongoing.

going down.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:59:44
That was pretty awful.

Doncaster were slow and solid at the back. Marked DJ out of the game. They were quick and had movement in midfield and up front. The goals in the first half meant that they didn't have to do much.

Not sure I could pick out a decent performance from any of the Town players.

Ref was dire.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Frigby Daser on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 16:59:51
Only managed to watch the last 25 (having listened up until then). Thought we looked decent for those 25 mins. Donny were solid. It was one of those performances where the deflected free kick drops two feet to the right of where it did, we talk very differently about having turned a corner. Obviously, that didnít happen, and we canít go on conceding two a match and having to score two ourselves just to get a point. And we canít have Taylor Curran playing 70 minutes - watching him one on one with a striker is frightening. But there are signs that we are a far more cohesive and less error prone side than we have been. Freeman yet to come in, a couple of strikers. Keep the faith.  Weíve also clearly cut the budget for the pitch. I know itís the winter, but the ball just wasnít running on it, bobbling about everywhere.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:00:05
Play the best players in the right positions, playing at their best and with a dash of luck on our side, we may be able to win again.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:02:29
We are relying on individuals right now.  The team have very little clue how we are supposed to be playing.  Defenders have been a particular issue for us all season.  God help us if Curran starts the next game.  Fryers balsa wood legs, Caddis having no legs left, Curran is not a pro, Baudry too many mistakes, Grounds a sloth, Hunt has a broken back, Donahue patch amd left.....

What can you do?  Maybe have a Manager who seems on the ball, and we dont have that as far as I can tell.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:03:13
I know our attack doesn't look like much, but we score a reasonable number of goals - more than several teams in the top 10. The problem is we concede more than two goals a game and have kept one clean sheet all season. You can't win more than occasional games if you give the other team a two goal head start every week.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:06:29
Jonny Smith needs a run out.
Can get behind defences. Need to find some consistency or we are are going down.
Sheridan needs to answer as to why play a sub standard player in such an important game. No wonder why the players get frustrated.
Woke up in the last 20 minutes although at times we were ponderous in the middle of the park.
That was yet another frustrating 90 minutes.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:06:48
The season depends on the ď2 or 3Ē players that are brought in before the deadline finishes. Two decent strikers and we might have a shot of staying up.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:07:03
I swear if Sheridan runs out with the same..."Well Andrew, we've played well again.."

I'm waiting for him to get angry though. Does eventually.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ticker45 on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:09:11
A couple of actual players up front who can score/assist will definitely help but sooner rather than later please. We huffed and puffed and knocked the ball around well but little for the Donny goalkeeper to do in all honesty.  

As said elsewhere, the ref. was crap.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:11:59
Darren Moore says we are a good team though


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:12:48
But Sheridan will take us down. Useless manager.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ron dodgers on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:12:52
We are relying on individuals right now.  The team have very little clue how we are supposed to be playing.  Defenders have been a particular issue for us all season.  God help us if Curran starts the next game.  Fryers balsa wood legs, Caddis having no legs left, Curran is not a pro, Baudry too many mistakes, Grounds a sloth, Hunt has a broken back, Donahue patch amd left.....

What can you do?  Maybe have a Manager who seems on the ball, and we dont have that as far as I can tell.

Caddis is a superb defender, pretty good on the attack, we do not have anybody better, just relax


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:13:11
Here we go, Andrew Hawes with John Sheridan...NMH over to you...


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:14:47
Better last 20 mins, but over all we were crap - again.  Donny deserved their victory and I am sure they will be in the play offs at least, sadly we will not be there with them


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:15:01
Actually, don't bother...currently just throwing out superlatives. Replay the previous interviews at present.


Title: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:16:26
fryers Sheridan thinks it's hamstring for fryers.

oh well, see you in a month.

oh shit, he also thinks Curran is good, and is now defending him by comparing his mistakes to others like fryers and conroy


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:17:35
fryers Sheridan thinks it's hamstring for fryers.

Can't have been, ref didn't give us a free kick


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Outletred on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:17:52
Glad that Sheridan finds it funny.

The man his clearly completely clueless. Only here as we know because he is Powers mate


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:18:16
Matthews not injured, we just took a risk


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Outletred on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:18:40
But Sheridan will take us down. Useless manager.

Correct. 3 wins in 13 games says it all really


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:20:14
Caddis is a superb defender, pretty good on the attack, we do not have anybody better, just relax
We do, we have Freeman but he is unfit/injured has covid.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:22:17
Sheridan:
- Echoes from previous games. Sheridan says he sounds like a broken record
- Gave ourselves a mountain to climb
- Good spirited performance
- Need to be switched on
- When we scored first at Ipswich it gave us belief
- Very even game until they scored
- We were playing offside when we shouldn't
- Then we have t o chase the game
- Spirit and endeavour and desire was all there
- Thought we played very well second half without creating too much
- M Smith chance in first half which he should do better with
- We concede too often and t hen panic which results in us conceding again
- Second half perfomance was good.
- We were brave
- Should have worked keeper more
- Took game to them and kept them quiet
- We cant keep chasing. Need to get in the lead like versus Ipswich
- We've matched a good footballing side. We are not being outplayed
- Todays performance will win us games
- Dont know what Fryers has done. Hamstring he thinks
- We are picking up too many injuries
- Curran vs Odimayo? Curran has been better in training.
- Thought Curran did well when he came on. Did well. He's young and has to get up to speed
- Dont know why Curran always gets brought up? Fryers and Conroy have made worse mistakes, including today. Why not bring them up?
- Curran did well in Shez eyes. He tells the group when they dont do well. Doesn't single people out
- If they should do better Shez will tell them. You can hear him on the sidelines
- No sub keeper because we were at home. Wanted 2 covering defenders as Caddis coming back from not many games
- Hopefully next week we will have a striker in
- Players make their own decisions. With agents its difficult
- We need 2 strikers
- Shez wants competition for places
- Table is tight. 3 points would have jumped 5 places
- Good performance against a good team.
- Neutrals would say we looked a good team
- Freeman will be available next week after a weeks training



Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:24:18
Very glad that Hawes pressed Sheridan on the "Curran over Odimayo" decision. Well done.

I have to say Sheridan's response was absolute dogshit, saying that Curran is essentially a better player than Odimayo. In the next breath to then say he purposely risked no sub GK, backed up by that he thought having Odimayo as back up would be better...hellooooooooo.

Earth to Sheridan.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:25:39
Deluded norvern twat.

Fuck off and take Curran with you.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:26:28
"Very even game until they scored" - not a particularly worthwhile observation from JS


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:27:13
"Very even game until they scored" - not a particularly worthwhile observation from JS

What a four minutes that was. Halcyon days.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:27:26
The bloke is a living, breathing parody of himself.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:27:53
What a four minutes that was. Halcyon days.
:D


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:28:35
The bloke is a living, breathing parody of himself.

I know I am but more importantly - what about Sheridan?  :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:29:57
Hawes with Caddy right now.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: hefty toe on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:30:03
Christ I wish we had a decent centre back who stayed fit. I'm afraid that relegation is on the cards if we don't bring a reliable good fit centre back. It will only get worse next month with double gameweeks. I feel sorry for Fryers but his injury situation seems hopeless.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: molepar on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:30:21
Very glad that Hawes pressed Sheridan on the "Curran over Odimayo" decision. Well done.

I have to say Sheridan's response was absolute dogshit, saying that Curran is essentially a better player than Odimayo. In the next breath to then say he purposely risked no sub GK, backed up by that he thought having Odimayo as back up would be better...hellooooooooo.

Earth to Sheridan.

I am very glad they asked too. I texted in and asked them to ask the question they were all thinking. Curran is a disaster and Sheridanís answer was complete BS.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:31:16
We got what we deserved today - conceded two sloppy goals, a failure of the offside trap in the first 5 mins, then didnít close down the short corner for the second (that fact ignored by many in the rush to blame Curran for being outjumped at the back post) - if we close down the cross it wouldnít happen.
For avoidance of doubt Iím not an advocate for Curran, but I think others were at least equally culpable for that goal.
Doncaster looked tidy in possession, pacy and physically a handful up front, and able to sit back and stay in shape as we gifted them an early goal.
If Matt Smith had taken that chance first half it could have been different, but in truth their keeper didnít have a lot to do. We were better after the second half subs came on,  but didnít create enough in key areas. DJ was heavily marked, and unable to have the impact he did last week. Also Twine, although I thought he had a tidy game.
I also thought the referee was inconsistent and very poor. Although if he had been competent , Curran may have seen red rather than yellow.
Relegation starting to look likely - we need 31 points from 24 games to stay up (51 points is usually enough) 8 wins, 7 draws or similar - thatís a tall order unless we start to keep some clean sheets.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:31:35
What a four minutes that was. Halcyon days.

:Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:32:06
I trust JS

"Very even game until they scored" - not a particularly worthwhile observation from JS

Football - 'It's a funny old game.'


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:32:09
The bloke is a living, breathing parody of himself.
Jobs for the mates, nothing more, the sooner he leaves the better.

Get in a man who a). bothers to learn the players names, b). knows their best positions, c). knows there best attributes, d). plays to their strengths, d). is willing to make subs earlier in games e). can see that lumping long balls to Pitman isn't working then tells the team to change the style, a plan B if you will.

He doesn't want to be here and TBH we can do better, get Noel Hunt back even, at least he gave a shit.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:32:20
Caddis sounds broken


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:32:41
Was typing while Sheridanís post match was posted above - ďeven game until they scoredĒ - it was the 5th minute!
Unbelievable!


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:34:25
Caddis:
- First half we lost 2 goals. Caddis put his hands up for both
- Not been great of late and he needs to get better
- Caddis played first on side. The second bouncing in front of him and he should have done better
- Second half we created a few chances. Dominated at times
- Performances arent whats needed, points are needed
- We have a crazy 2 or 3 mins which sometimes turns into a crazy 15 mins
- Travers is a good goalie. We have to do better as a back 4 and as a team.
- We need to have a stronger base
- Back 4 chopped and changed, but its the way it is. Everyone has the same problem with the pandemic
- Need to work hard and stick together as a group
- We have to get back to basics.
- When you build moment (like last season) good things happen. We've built momentum the other way
- There are quality players filtering down from the Premier. This division is hard


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: molepar on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:35:06
Jobs for the mates, nothing more, the sooner he leaves the better.

Get in a man who a). bothers to learn the players names, b). knows their best positions, c). knows there best attributes, d). plays to their strengths, d). is willing to make subs earlier in games e). can see that lumping long balls to Pitman isn't working then tells the team to change the style, a plan B if you will.

He doesn't want to be here and TBH we can do better, get Noel Hunt back even, at least he gave a shit.
Yeah he doesnít interview well at all...


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:35:25
Was typing while Sheridanís post match was posted above - ďeven game until they scoredĒ - it was the 5th minute!
Unbelievable!
pmsl when I heard that


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:36:02
Football - 'It's a funny old game.'

Don't worry, I won't throw my toys out the pram.  I'm not sure why I can't acknowledge that some of JS's statements should be regarded as curious at best.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:40:50
Don't worry, I won't throw my toys out the pram.  I'm not sure why I can't acknowledge that some of JS's statements should be regarded as curious at best.

Don't worry, it wasn't a direct dig at you so no need to go all Sheridan. It was purely to highlight how quickly things can change in c2hs 30mins :)

On a more serious note though...do you genuinely trust John Sheridan in terms of managing STFC to securing L1 safety?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:44:15
Don't worry, it wasn't a direct dig at you so no need to go all Sheridan. It was purely to highlight how quickly things can change in c2hs 30mins :)

On a more serious note though...do you genuinely trust John Sheridan in terms of managing STFC to securing L1 safety?
I wouldnít trust Sheridan to find his own hole.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:45:30
I wouldnít trust Sheridan to find his own hole.

Which one?  :soapy tit wank:


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:45:57
His hairy one


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:50:38
I will always be grateful to John Sheridan for "masterminding" the wins vs Bristol Rovers and the Pox, also the great win at Ipswich.

But, for me his time is up now, we need a new manager who genuinely cares and isn't constantly sniping at questions from fans and Hawes after games, running out the old cliches and seeing what is obviously a very different game to what we see.

He came in as "night watchman" and I am sure was never brought in to be a long term solution, and, TBF, he has done that job at times but all too often has made what appear to be mistakes.

He has managed us to a few wins but all too often to poor and sometimes heavy defeats, the MKD one being up there with the poorest performances I have seen from a Town side in many a long season.

So long and thanks for all the fish.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 17:57:11
Travers 6/10 Didnít have a lot to do.

Caddis 7/10 Same as always. Looked good going forward, linking well with J Smith in the second half, but struggled at times defending. Poss played striker onside for the first and beaten to the ball for the second. However, ref didnít give him a lot of help when he was being manhandled

Fryers 5/10 Just for being too fragile!

Conroy 6/10 Did everything he needed to. But, you are not Hoddle. Please stop spraying balls around! Floating them give the other team time to get in position to defend.

Thompson 6/10 I think that he was nullified by DJ. Didnít link at all well together. DJ kept taking his space and areas to run into. Therefore provided little threat.

M Smith 6/10 Involved in the best bit of the first half. Shame he couldnít put the shot away. Pressed OK. Created little.

Lyden 6/10 Was physical and thundered in to a few challenges. Played some pretty balls. Didnít really create anything

Twine 6.5/10 I thought his positioning was good, vision was good, played some nice balls, and had one chance. Still very lightweight and was kicked and pushed all over the park and unbelievably didnít get free kicks given in his favour most of the time.

Palmer 6/10 Looked lively on the wing and solid in the middle. But, didnít take the game by the scruff of the neck.  Didnít create

Pitman 5/10 Struggled to get into the game. Well defended. Couldnít get hold of the ball or beat the defenders. A good game for him not to play on his own. Needed someone to play with.

DJ 4/10 Not sure how he stayed on all game. Stopped Thompson performing. Couldnít cope with being tightly marked. Think I would have taken him off and pushed Hope out there, with T Smith on for Pitman.

Subs:
Curran 6/10 He is a limited player. He is slow and not got great distribution. Heís best when keeping it simple. He is improving, but he made 2-3 big mistakes (the Cryuff turn, the late challenge for the yellow (although that may have been calculated) and he headed one up in the air when under pressure). But, heís not a L1 defender. I would say that if heíd have performed as he has done in the past then it would have been a cricket score today!

J Smith 7/10 Linked well with Caddis. Created a couple of opportunities, but often no one there to find. After a dangerous looking 10 mins or so they got wise to him and he had to drop deeper to get the ball, where there was more cover.

Hope 7/10 Did better competing than Pitman. Scored a goal, but, didnít offer as much as I would have liked.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Boeta on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 18:02:25
Today was a a typical mid-winter lower league game where not a lot happens but the better side is the more clinical one.

The fact that our defence ships over 2 games a goal on average says everything.

Both Caddis and Curran (might as well have had a ghost out there) looked so slow.

If Tyler Smith is third choice striker surely he needs sending back and bring in another striker or a centre half to tighten up the defence.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 18:11:25
Jobs for the mates, nothing more, the sooner he leaves the better.

Get in a man who a). bothers to learn the players names, b). knows their best positions, c). knows there best attributes, d). plays to their strengths, d). is willing to make subs earlier in games e). can see that lumping long balls to Pitman isn't working then tells the team to change the style, a plan B if you will.

He doesn't want to be here and TBH we can do better, get Noel Hunt back even, at least he gave a shit.

The players donít rate him either.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 18:12:19
Today was a a typical mid-winter lower league game where not a lot happens but the better side is the more clinical one.

The fact that our defence ships over 2 games a goal on average says everything.

Both Caddis and Curran (might as well have had a ghost out there) looked so slow.

If Tyler Smith is third choice striker surely he needs sending back and bring in another striker or a centre half to tighten up the defence.
Yep all true IMO.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 18:17:43
I think I am missing the point but what does LP gain from giving the manager's job to a 'mate' who will, according to the more prolific posters on this forum, take the club back to div 4?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 18:18:25
Today was a a typical mid-winter lower league game where not a lot happens but the better side is the more clinical one.

The fact that our defence ships over 2 games a goal on average says everything.

Both Caddis and Curran (might as well have had a ghost out there) looked so slow.

If Tyler Smith is third choice striker surely he needs sending back and bring in another striker or a centre half to tighten up the defence.
Strongly agree with first and second sentences. I hope we can upgrade on T Smith, but I don't think we will. As for Caddis and Curran, then yes, they are slow, but I would rather have one of them in the team than the other.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 18:19:19
I think I am missing the point but what does LP gain from giving the manager's job to a 'mate' who will, according to the more prolific posters on this forum, take the club back to div 4?
May be its a cheap mate who is saving costs elsewhere too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 18:19:32
Quote from: JBZ
I think I am missing the point but what does LP gain from giving the manager's job to a 'mate' who will, according to the more prolific posters on this forum, take the club back to div 4?

I assume he thought he could get someone on the cheap that could do the job.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 18:22:04
I think I am missing the point but what does LP gain from giving the manager's job to a 'mate' who will, according to the more prolific posters on this forum, take the club back to div 4?
These answers.
May be its a cheap mate who is saving costs elsewhere too.
I assume he thought he could get someone on the cheap that could do the job.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 18:24:46
I think I am missing the point but what does LP gain from giving the manager's job to a 'mate' who will, according to the more prolific posters on this forum, take the club back to div 4?

I don't even think it's his mate as when he arrived he said that he hardly knew Lee Power so he's probably Jewels mate


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 18:31:33
I am not sure that saving a bit on the manager's salary makes a significant difference to the finances.  On the other hand, I assume that relegation does.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 18:37:39
I am not sure that saving a bit on the manager's salary makes a significant difference to the finances.  On the other hand, I assume that relegation does.
When Sheridan was appointed the club were in severe financially difficulties and yes every penny saved helped, hence Noel Hunt being sacked quitting.

The club were on the verge of going under at more than 1 point so far this season and without outside financing we would not be out of admin now.

Yes it did come down to every penny saved.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 18:50:31
I should have added that I appreciate survival is also an issue this season.  That said, I still don't understand the assertions made about JS's appointment.  It may be that they emanate from someone in the know but that is not always the TEF way.   



Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: flammableBen on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 19:13:38
Not bad a 2-1 defeat. Reckon we might not finish bottom. Onwards we go :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 19:15:46
I don't think any actual evidence has been put forward on any of the assertions just a lot of guess work surrounding Sheridan, administration, Curran, Broadbent etc.

Its been a crap season so reasons are being sought.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 19:20:14
I don't think any actual evidence has been put forward on any of the assertions just a lot of guess work surrounding Sheridan, administration, Curran, Broadbent etc.
Just because you don't know doesn't mean that the reasons are not true though.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 19:23:18
I don't even think it's his mate as when he arrived he said that he hardly knew Lee Power so he's probably Jewels mate

When Sheridan arrived in his 1st press conference he said
Quote
"I know Paul Jewell and the chairman and I'm very pleased they've given me the chance to come and work at a good club."

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Power added: "We are very pleased that John has come in to take over at the club. He is someone that I have worked with before and that I know well.

"I think the club needs John's experience at the moment and I think he will be a great help to the team and myself.

https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/sport/football/i-am-very-pleased-be-here-former-chesterfield-manager-john-sheridan-appointed-swindon-town-boss-3035053


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 19:24:35
When Sheridan arrived in his 1st press conference he said

I also remember him saying he didn't know Power that well in a BBC Wilts interview and can't comment on what Power said I missed that one


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 19:30:24
I also remember him saying he didn't know Power that well in a BBC Wilts interview

I also recall he said something like that


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 19:32:18
I also recall he said something like that
See above quote to prove that as wrong.

Someone is lying.
Quote

When Sheridan arrived in his 1st press conference he said
Quote
"I know Paul Jewell and the chairman and I'm very pleased they've given me the chance to come and work at a good club."

Quote
Power added: "We are very pleased that John has come in to take over at the club. He is someone that I have worked with before and that I know well.

"I think the club needs John's experience at the moment and I think he will be a great help to the team and myself.

https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/sport/football/i-am-very-pleased-be-here-former-chesterfield-manager-john-sheridan-appointed-swindon-town-boss-3035053


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 19:37:01
"win on the telly, we only wi  on the telly"


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 19:49:05
See above quote to prove that as wrong.

Someone is lying.
https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/sport/football/i-am-very-pleased-be-here-former-chesterfield-manager-john-sheridan-appointed-swindon-town-boss-3035053

First club press conference at approx 1:45. Said " I don't know Lee too well...".


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 19:51:35
First club press conference at approx 1:45. Said " I don't know Lee too well...".

That's the one I can remember JBZ so as JJ said someone is lying!


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: StefPol on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 20:08:51
I donít think we played too bad today. First goal was crucial. If we scored first the dynamic of the game would have been different. Once we went 1-0 down our response was a lot better then in games like Accrington and Franchise where we continued to be shit. Doncaster are 4th in the league and whilst they are better then us, the gulf wasnít massive.

The last 2 performances have been loads better then previous games we have played and i still think we will just about stay up. Hopefully we can sign a decent striker as the other signings made this month appear to be decent on first glance.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 20:09:35
The plot thickens.  :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 16, 2021, 20:13:01
Or quite simply...not necessarily lying but as JS has made obvious to us already since being here...he very often does not seem to know his arse from his tit (or which player is which).

Did anyone notice after the Ipswich game, during the P-MP he called Dominic Thompson...Nathan?! As far as I'm aware he had never worked with Nathan Thompson, so that one really threw me. There's getting existing players mixed up but ones who have been vacated a good while is next level.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, January 17, 2021, 08:39:32
There is probably a small section of the population for whom the continuance of football is becoming less of a morale booster as the weeks go by.

Anyway, not the worst performance.
To gain any points at the moment there looks to be a reliance on taking one of the few clear cut chances (Smith M), hoping for a bit of luck (the deflected free kick going wrong side of the post) or a 100 yarder from Twine.
Once a collective defensive sloppiness, loss of concentration and individual errors start to become ingrained then thatís a difficult thing to remove from the mentality of a team.

Now that Fryers cheese string musculature looks to have failed again just wondered what would be better, a run of the mill 6/10 centre back that can play 40 games a season or a 7/10 CB that can manage 20 games?

The alleged involvement of Curran Snr.
Is this just more heard it from a friend of a friend type gossip and speculation or something with a bit more substance & certainty?
I know itís been mentioned / hinted at by a couple of the more reliable posters on here so Iím guessing that it might not be a complete load of bollocks.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, January 17, 2021, 09:11:15
There is probably a small section of the population for whom the continuance of football is becoming less of a morale booster as the weeks go by.

Anyway, not the worst performance.
To gain any points at the moment there looks to be a reliance on taking one of the few clear cut chances (Smith M), hoping for a bit of luck (the deflected free kick going wrong side of the post) or a 100 yarder from Twine.
Once a collective defensive sloppiness, loss of concentration and individual errors start to become ingrained then thatís a difficult thing to remove from the mentality of a team.

Now that Fryers cheese string musculature looks to have failed again just wondered what would be better, a run of the mill 6/10 centre back that can play 40 games a season or a 7/10 CB that can manage 20 games?

The alleged involvement of Curran Snr.
Is this just more heard it from a friend of a friend type gossip and speculation or something with a bit more substance & certainty?
I know itís been mentioned / hinted at by a couple of the more reliable posters on here so Iím guessing that it might not be a complete load of bollocks.

If Freeman is as good as Sheff Utd fans suggest and Thompson plays more like versus Ipswich than Donny, then a 'steady Eddy' paired with Conroy would be much better than someone who is good (at times) but never available.

Not going to comment on Curran.

I will say that I was expecting us to beat Donny yesterday. But how solid did they look at the back. And how quickly did they move the ball in midfield and up front.

Feeling very down about yesterday. To me, everyone could do their jobs, but not well enough to be successful.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Sunday, January 17, 2021, 09:15:54

I will say that I was expecting us to beat Donny yesterday. But how solid did they look at the back. And how quickly did they move the ball in midfield and up front.


Whilst they looked solid at the back and rarely untroubled I think part of that is down to us being completely toothless up front.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, January 17, 2021, 09:22:43
Worth noting as well that Doncaster were allowed to play out from the back far too easily, particularly in the first half.
Would not have been the case last season.

A decent press is worth maintaining at this level as there is always a mistake waiting to happen.
Takes a certain level of fitness to do that though.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RedRag on Sunday, January 17, 2021, 09:52:08
Worth noting as well that Doncaster were allowed to play out from the back far too easily, particularly in the first half.
Would not have been the case last season.

A decent press is worth maintaining at this level as there is always a mistake waiting to happen.
Takes a certain level of fitness to do that though.
Doubt Jed could make it to the changing rooms without a disabled spot in the Car Park - let alone "press".

2nd half was much better in that regard when the "keep our shape" approach could no longer be sensibly be justified.

A shame really as it had served us well for the opening 5 minutes of the game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: normy on Sunday, January 17, 2021, 10:01:35
Sheridan quoted in the Advertiser.:

"MANAGER John Sheridan believes it was difficult to tell which team was near the bottom and which was near the top after Swindon Town lost 2-1 at home to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday."

What shit, I've lost faith in him. Doncaster was a class above on the day.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Sunday, January 17, 2021, 10:02:26
That's quite worrying if a manager can't spot the difference.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Sunday, January 17, 2021, 10:26:00
3 tactics where we went wrong yesterday..

Only pressed in our own half - need to be on the front foot and showing that we are willing to work hard and fight all over the pitch for the win.
Lack of movement on the break, in particular motion to DJ yesterday. He was awful and kept stumbling over Thompsonís runs forward.
Trying to play the offside trap again - we need to stop that because weíve conceded at least 5 goals in the last 3 games for it. Either the linesman is blind as a bat and doesnít see it or we get it wrong. Need to stop relying on it because itís clearly not working for us!!

Change that and it would have been a different result yesterday!


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ticker45 on Sunday, January 17, 2021, 10:37:36
I was hoping that on the back of the Ipswich game we could go on a little run of better results but hopes were dashed as soon as we conceded the first goal as we do not appear to have the necessary players to grab the game by the scruff of the neck and get ďstuck inĒ as the old saying purports to, and we can grind out a result.

I am of the opinion that the standard of teams in this Division are all much of a muchness and anyone can beat anyone else but until we can sort out our defensive problems we are always likely to be on the back foot in every game and not certain that Mr Sheridan has enough about him to change our tactics and performances.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Sunday, January 17, 2021, 11:00:47
Sheridan quoted in the Advertiser.:

"MANAGER John Sheridan believes it was difficult to tell which team was near the bottom and which was near the top after Swindon Town lost 2-1 at home to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday."

What shit, I've lost faith in him. Doncaster was a class above on the day.
OMG, somebody get the twat to Specsavers, he obviously isn't seeing what the rest of us are seeing.  Doncaster had more energy, more pace and were better organised than us.  We are so slow on the build up allowing teams to get back and defend in numbers, looked like a Luke side yesterday


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Sunday, January 17, 2021, 11:07:59
One reason Doncaster were able to look solid in defence is that we gave them a goal after (a very even to quote JS) 5 minutes.
Hence for 85 they could sit deep wit( two banks of 4 ( it was 4 and 5 in the second half) knowing they could break quickly.
They also had quick and mobile attackers who pulled our defence around.
On a slippery pitch we should have pressed higher first half - Hope or T Smith are better equipped to do this than Pitman, but the attacking midfield players - Twine, DJ need to be part of that.
As others have said we carried very little goal threat and created few chances / forced their keeper into saves.
I think many of us got carried away by last weekís performance, possibly forgetting Ipswich hadnít played for a while and their training ground was closed because of Covid.
51 points looks a long way off with this squad / team set up.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: donkey on Sunday, January 17, 2021, 20:12:24
We defend like teams who get relegated.  It's that simple.


Title: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Sunday, January 17, 2021, 22:30:51
Quote
We defend like teams who get relegated.  It's that simple.
we are currently on course to conceed 94 goals this season. And it's nearly half way through...


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Sunday, January 17, 2021, 23:02:27
We conceded 100 in the prem. Look where we finished that season.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Sunday, January 17, 2021, 23:19:43
We conceded 100 in the prem. Look where we finished that season.

Our highest ever league finish! That's the spirit 4D. Just the positivity we all need  :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, January 18, 2021, 08:03:24
We conceded 100 in the prem. Look where we finished that season.
And that was against quality side's !!.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, January 18, 2021, 09:30:38
Didn't watch and have not read back, assume we were shite again!


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Monday, January 18, 2021, 09:40:06
Quote from: horlock07
Didn't watch and have not read back, assume we were shite again!

we actually weren't terrible at times

but we didn't look properly threatening until last 15. And we conceded 2 softish goals, 1 was a failed offside trap.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, January 18, 2021, 11:33:24
A Donny fan on another forum I peruse said he was surprised at how little we pressed them. This seems to be the complete opposite of the Wellens tactic of pressing all over. I didn't watch on Saturday, surely playing against a side that plays out so much from the back you have to press them hard and high, surely?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, January 18, 2021, 11:42:57
A Donny fan on another forum I peruse said he was surprised at how little we pressed them. This seems to be the complete opposite of the Wellens tactic of pressing all over. I didn't watch on Saturday, surely playing against a side that plays out so much from the back you have to press them hard and high, surely?

Yep, agree with this. It was the single biggest frustration on Saturday.

Shez set us up exactly the same way as at Ipswich away. Problem is, the two sides are completely different. Lazy or inept? Either way it was stupid. We were so negative and passive, which simply doesn't work for us at home at all.

Shez's record looking increasingly disastrous, and tactically we're so dismal and rigid. We seem inept at changing plan from game to game, or in game. Setting up the same for Donny at home as Ipswich was a really stupid plan, and predictable.

Over time we'll figure out what Ipswich was about, but my fear is that even a stopped clock is right twice a day.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, January 18, 2021, 11:43:11
A Donny fan on another forum I peruse said he was surprised at how little we pressed them. This seems to be the complete opposite of the Wellens tactic of pressing all over. I didn't watch on Saturday, surely playing against a side that plays out so much from the back you have to press them hard and high, surely?

Wellens wasn't pressing much at all toward the end.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Monday, January 18, 2021, 11:48:57
Curran doesn't deserve the personal abuse he's getting on Twitter from some (a minority).

i don't think he was responsible for the defeat. he could have done better, but do could a lot of individuals.

He must have been shit hot in training to get ahead of Odimayo and even Grant need on what we've seen so far.
----+----+-------
in any case, what do we do with Sheridan?

in some respects he's inherited a team that isn't performing  and he's trying to bring in better players (well, someone is)

but he's won 3/13, the players don't seem to be responding to him, etc, etc.

stick or twist?  got to do it now if we are going to at all


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, January 18, 2021, 11:50:34
Rumours are circulating on Twitter that Noel Hunt is set to take over from Sheridan.

Make of that what you will.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: theakston2k on Monday, January 18, 2021, 11:58:02
He must have been shit hot in training to get ahead of Odimayo and even Grant need on what we've seen so far.
And Baudry as he's seemingly been bombed out now and possibly even Grounds although he may be injured. No one can tell me Curran is ahead of those 4 on merit, it's just absolutely farcical. Whilst he can't directly be blamed on the defeat it didn't exactly help our cause and can't be easy for the other players playing alongside someone that is in no way a professional footballer, you could see during the game passing the ball to him was a last resort decision. Curran has been in every single matchday squad this season including cups...... Bizarre!

Rumours are circulating on Twitter that Noel Hunt is set to take over from Sheridan.

Make of that what you will.
He was at the match but that STFCboo character reckons he was looking at Lyden for Salford as he's doing scouting work for them so who knows.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, January 18, 2021, 12:08:38
Why would they have to scout a player they already know?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Monday, January 18, 2021, 12:12:08
Why would they have to scout a player they already know?
Who knows, see if heís fit again?

Anyway if it was with a view to taking over then at least he knows the players names and isnít Sheridan so itís already an improvement.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Monday, January 18, 2021, 12:12:19
Quote from: Flashheart
Why would they have to scout a player they already know?

good point.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, January 18, 2021, 12:15:26
good point.
Indeed.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Power to people on Monday, January 18, 2021, 12:34:29
Rumours are circulating on Twitter that Noel Hunt is set to take over from Sheridan.

Make of that what you will.

I suppose he knows the players so it would save us from having to start gain with someone that didn't know the players, and Hunt knows what the players are capable off ,and with a few additions coming in to strengthen make help.

Let's be honest he cant do worse you would guess it will be another until end of the season if this is correct and he may get the players wanting to play for him unlike seemingly Sheridan where it has been rumoured players don't like or respect him.

I wouldn't be against Hunt's appointment short term, it would be odd with him having quit a few weeks back he is brought back as caretaker until end of the season, it smacks of desperation and would certainly show us as the basket case the club currently is.

If this is going to happen lets hope it is soon though try and get a bit of leadership off the pitch.

Sheridan must know Power, as he was appointed Waterford manager who Power owns so must have had dealings there as well.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, January 18, 2021, 12:45:07
Never looked like Hunt and Sheridan got on but canít see Hunt coming back just for a few months - heíd want, quite rightly, a half decent contract.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, January 18, 2021, 12:47:43
Never looked like Hunt and Sheridan got on but canít see Hunt coming back just for a few months - heíd want, quite rightly, a half decent contract.

But it is a foot in the door of management. If he does well he'd likely be given a new contract.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Boeta on Monday, January 18, 2021, 14:05:00
good point.

Is it?!

If a player you are interested in signing is just coming back from injury, itís basic due diligence to watch them to see if they have fully recovered/they look as good as they did when you last saw them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Monday, January 18, 2021, 14:17:31
you could be right, but you can do that on ifollow given the current covid restrictions.

plus I'm guessing they'd do a medical


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, January 18, 2021, 14:24:22
you could be right, but you can do that on ifollow given the current covid restrictions.

plus I'm guessing they'd do a medical

I was wondering why he would require scouting but as he has been coming back from an injury you maybe don't get a full idea on his mobility etc without actually being at the ground to see how he gets across the pitch with and without the ball?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Monday, January 18, 2021, 14:26:54
Maybe they were reevaluating Twine.  :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, January 18, 2021, 14:33:09
Surely thatís what medicals are for. Dont scout players you already know well.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Monday, January 18, 2021, 14:56:36
meh, whatever the reason, if any,  it should be evident by the time the transfer window slams shut


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Cowley38 on Monday, January 18, 2021, 15:49:05
Heard from someone inside the club, Sheridon not happy with having to play Curran.

Several senior players are also not happy and could see some transfer requests in the near future


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Tails on Monday, January 18, 2021, 15:50:31
You've been banging this drum for a while.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, January 18, 2021, 15:55:40
Heard from someone inside the club, Sheridon not happy with having to play Curran.

Several senior players are also not happy and could see some transfer requests in the near future

If it's true, no manager is going to be happy with it. Being hung out to dry.

He's playing a lot more than under RW. Differing opinions, or terms of the alleged agreement changed with our increasing need for cash?

Quite the shadow it's casting.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Boeta on Monday, January 18, 2021, 16:16:36
Surely thatís what medicals are for. Dont scout players you already know well.

A medical can't answer the question "Does he look ready to go into our first team now and be the difference between going up or not?" That's what they employ scouts for.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: Batch on Monday, January 18, 2021, 17:06:45
Quote from: Panda Paws
If it's true, no manager is going to be happy with it. Being hung out to dry.

He's playing a lot more than under RW. Differing opinions, or terms of the alleged agreement changed with our increasing need for cash?

Quite the shadow it's casting.

I just can't get my head round anybody forcing a manager to play a player regardless. certainly not when the season is live.

I can believe taking him into the squad for cash. But not anything more.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, January 18, 2021, 17:29:42
I just can't get my head round anybody forcing a manager to play a player regardless. certainly not when the season is live.

I can believe taking him into the squad for cash. But not anything more.
Bonus paid for each first team appearance paid at end of season, if a new manager under new owners comes in and doesn't fancy Curran then he gets a 3 year pay off plus any match bonus on top of that, for a youngster that could well amount to £100K+, a nice handshake for leaving the club maybe?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and match
Post by: theakston2k on Monday, January 18, 2021, 17:31:07
I just can't get my head round anybody forcing a manager to play a player regardless. certainly not when the season is live.

I can believe taking him into the squad for cash. But not anything more.
Well if rumours of Sheridan falling out with players is true it was either be done out of spite or because thereís financial incentives associated with him getting minutes as well as being in the squad. Iíd like to think itís the former but that doesnít paint Sheridan in a very pretty picture if heís that petty.  The fact that Curran has been in every squad this season in league and cup is beyond suspicious though, with one of Twine, Iandolo, Haines etc all being in the majority of squads it not like itís even to fill the home grown criteria.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, January 18, 2021, 17:33:08
Tbf, Curran must have a fucking thick skin. Iíd imagine the dressing room and a squad of young men is a relentlessly tough environment for a young fella.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Waffle on Monday, January 18, 2021, 19:13:01
Just so I know, where did this Curran pay thing come from? Is there actual evidence or just ď Iíve got a mate who knows a mate, who works at the clubĒ?


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Monday, January 18, 2021, 19:14:10
Tbf, Curran must have a fucking thick skin. Iíd imagine the dressing room and a squad of young men is a relentlessly tough environment for a young fella.
Probably not so much when Dad is paying their wages


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Monday, January 18, 2021, 20:46:20
Just so I know, where did this Curran pay thing come from? Is there actual evidence or just ď Iíve got a mate who knows a mate, who works at the clubĒ?

As far as i can tell, just info from inside the club, no actual evidence as such.

People are pretty sure though.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Saturday, January 23, 2021, 18:23:50
Can we get Ben Tozer back please.


Title: Re: Swindon v Doncaster pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, January 23, 2021, 18:40:01
Can we get Ben Tozer back please.

Weird fred to post this on Bathy?!  :no: