Pages: 1 ... 22 23 24 [25] 26 27 28   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: Swindon v Grimsby pre match chat and matchday thread  (Read 23050 times)
Reg Smeeton
Walking Encyclopaedia

Offline Offline

Posts: 34699





Ignore
« Reply #360 on: Monday, February 24, 2020, 13:51:55 »

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

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

Offline Offline

Posts: 22624





Ignore
« Reply #361 on: Monday, February 24, 2020, 13:59:47 »

Yay! We've not even gone up yet and we're doomed already Smiley
Logged
Peter Venkman

Offline Offline

Posts: 34321


Enjoy yourself its later than you think.




Ignore
« Reply #362 on: Monday, February 24, 2020, 14:01:37 »

Yay! We've not even gone up yet and we're doomed already Smiley
I know, because if/when we are promoted then players out of contract won't even consider extending their contract, the loan players won't consider a new loan next season, we won't buy any new players for next season......etc etc
Logged

Because I chose to play the fool in a six-piece band
First-night nerves every one-night stand
I should be glad to be so inclined
What a waste! What a waste!
Rock n Roll don't mind.
Reg Smeeton
Walking Encyclopaedia

Offline Offline

Posts: 34699





Ignore
« Reply #363 on: Monday, February 24, 2020, 14:07:46 »

Yay! We've not even gone up yet and we're doomed already Smiley

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

A more grown up response would be to look at who we've got contracted and consider if they are likely to be good enough for Div 3 if it happens.
Logged
4D

Offline Offline

Posts: 14141


I am real




Ignore
« Reply #364 on: Monday, February 24, 2020, 14:11:38 »

 
Logged
swindonmaniac

Offline Offline

Posts: 1598





Ignore
« Reply #365 on: Monday, February 24, 2020, 14:16:18 »

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

They turned the Manor Ground into a public lavatory and we all pissed up the waaaallllllllll  !!!!!.
Reg Smeeton
Walking Encyclopaedia

Offline Offline

Posts: 34699





Ignore
« Reply #366 on: Monday, February 24, 2020, 14:23:05 »

To be fair,  other than Conroy would we miss any of the 'more questionable ?.

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

Offline Offline

Posts: 34699





Ignore
« Reply #367 on: Monday, February 24, 2020, 14:30:54 »

I know, because if/when we are promoted then players out of contract won't even consider extending their contract, the loan players won't consider a new loan next season, we won't buy any new players for next season......etc etc

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

Offline Offline

Posts: 62





Ignore
« Reply #368 on: Monday, February 24, 2020, 14:41:34 »

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

I would give everything to feel nothing again.
Reg Smeeton
Walking Encyclopaedia

Offline Offline

Posts: 34699





Ignore
« Reply #369 on: Monday, February 24, 2020, 15:06:16 »

Yes, but we don't have a strong enough squad already.

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

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

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

Offline Offline

Posts: 7664




Ignore
« Reply #370 on: Monday, February 24, 2020, 15:09:14 »

I doubt very many clubs in the bottom two divisions are operating much differently when it comes to contract length these days.  Gone are the days of getting players signed-up on 5 year contracts - for starters, as you often point out, the Manager changes so frequently it creates a huge cost implication to have players on longer contracts when a new Manager will want to clear the decks.  Nearly all signings you see down here are 12-24 months in length.
Logged
bamboonoshop

Offline Offline

Posts: 4798


Chief Feather Ruffler


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #371 on: Monday, February 24, 2020, 15:28:56 »

It's nice to see you focussing on life in the division above Reg. Very promising in terms of positivity. That's huge strides from the days of uncertainty, regarding heading for the relegation trapdoor of the Football League and Non-League obscurity.

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

COYR WAWRAWA COYR
Reg Smeeton
Walking Encyclopaedia

Offline Offline

Posts: 34699





Ignore
« Reply #372 on: Monday, February 24, 2020, 15:39:19 »

It's nice to see you focussing on life in the division above Reg. Very promising in terms of positivity. That's huge strides from the days of uncertainty, regarding heading for the relegation trapdoor of the Football League and Non-League obscurity.

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

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

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

Offline Offline

Posts: 4197


A legitimate dude sighting




Ignore
« Reply #373 on: Monday, February 24, 2020, 15:42:49 »

How confident of promotion are you Reg?
Logged
Reg Smeeton
Walking Encyclopaedia

Offline Offline

Posts: 34699





Ignore
« Reply #374 on: Monday, February 24, 2020, 15:47:29 »

How confident of promotion are you Reg?

60% chance of auto.
Logged
Pages: 1 ... 22 23 24 [25] 26 27 28   Go Up
Print
Jump to: