Thetownend.com

Swindon Town FC => The Reg Smeeton Match Day Action/Reaction Forum => Topic started by: bathford on Monday, March 1, 2021, 11:34:18



Title: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: bathford on Monday, March 1, 2021, 11:34:18
Letís keep the positive thoughts going. Weíre taking on the former Shitty Manager, so thatís another good reason to beat them.

1-2 score line. I donít know who will score and frankly donít care.

Confidence must be rising.

Come on Swindon, do it for Nemo!


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, March 1, 2021, 11:36:26
Will take a point.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, March 1, 2021, 11:37:15
Hopefully Wollacott is back in the team having travelled up today with the squad.

Sunderland are pretty good and sit in 5th place with 3 wins and a draw in the last 4 league games.

Head says..

Sunderland 3-0 Swindon

Heart says Wollacott to return to the fold and play a blinder and grab a 0-0 draw.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, March 1, 2021, 11:40:24
Absolute free hit of a game. No pressure so could be a good opportunity to nick a point


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: JBZ on Monday, March 1, 2021, 11:40:42
Building on recent results 1 - 1


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, March 1, 2021, 11:41:07
McGeady and Wyke will have a field day against Matthews. 3-0.

Really important we don't over-react to defeats in the next 3. Tough run coming up. Would take 2-3 points from the next 9 available.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nemo on Monday, March 1, 2021, 11:41:19
Wait, what did I do this time? I'm not in goal am I?


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, March 1, 2021, 11:42:49
Iíve called the last 3 results correctly - WDW.

League table says Lincoln are better than Sunderland. We should have beaten Lincoln comfortably so, obviously, this means - absolutely fuck all.

Still fancy a draw, mind. Another 6 pointer tomorrow - Burton v BRovers plus some equally tricky looking fixtures for the other down and outs at the bottom.

Point would be marvellous, dahling!


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, March 1, 2021, 11:46:58
League table says Lincoln are better than Sunderland. We should have beaten Lincoln comfortably so, obviously, this means - absolutely fuck all.
Form guide says Lincoln are a fair bit worse than Sunderland though DDWDL vs LWWWD.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Tails on Monday, March 1, 2021, 11:48:08
I didn't think Sunderland were up to much when we played them at our place, although that was under Wellens. They didn't have many opportunities and the ref had a bit of a stinker. Having said that, I do think we'll lose with probably a brave performance which we seem to be able to bring up in games against the top sides. Who knows though, maybe the last few results will give the squad a bit of belief and we'll steal a point.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, March 1, 2021, 11:57:23
Form guide says Lincoln are a fair bit worse than Sunderland though DDWDL vs LWWWD.
Form is transitory - shitness is permanent!


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, March 1, 2021, 12:07:44
I didn't think Sunderland were up to much when we played them at our place, although that was under Wellens. They didn't have many opportunities and the ref had a bit of a stinker. Having said that, I do think we'll lose with probably a brave performance which we seem to be able to bring up in games against the top sides. Who knows though, maybe the last few results will give the squad a bit of belief and we'll steal a point.

Kovar had a poor game and our defence all over the place and Grounds gave away a soft penalty too.

Sunderland werent that great but I understand they are playing better football now than they were at the time, we had almost the same amount of shots as they had 8 vs 9.

They have in recent games had between 9 and 17 shots in every game with about 50% being on target on average. We will need a backs to the wall performance to get aything up there.

In the 14 games between us and them we have only once ever won up there and had 3 draws, scoring less than 1 per game on average and conceding more than 2 on average.

Our only win coming in 1993 on the way to the Premier League under Hoddle when Zippy got the only goals at Roker Park, they missed 2 penalties in that game and Town rode their luck a bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQAR2i7p96U&feature=emb_logo

All our draws and single win have come in the last 6 games up there, the last 6 results being DDWLDL.

Prior to that run Swindon lost all 8 games conceding a huge 30 goals in the process including a 6, a 5 and three 4 goal matches.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: 4D on Monday, March 1, 2021, 12:07:59
Sunderland have lost the least amount of games this season in the league (5), that equates to one loss in every six games. We have the most losses (jointly with Wigan) at 18, that equates to roughly three losses for every five games. They have a goal difference of plus 20, we have minus 19. Although they only managed draws at home to Rovers and Burton, plus a loss to Wigan.

2-1 to us  :)




Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, March 1, 2021, 12:15:02
Gonna lose ain't we, but these are not the games we need to win (albeit it would be nice!)


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Monday, March 1, 2021, 12:53:03
I'm ok if we lose the next two games as long as we beat the piss stains


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Power to people on Monday, March 1, 2021, 13:40:17
Like to see a good performance and to give it a go rather than lose without breaking a sweat - depends if Sheridan tells the players they are allowed to cross the halfway line, hopefully we can nick at least a point


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Frigby Daser on Monday, March 1, 2021, 13:44:34
Kovar had a poor game and our defence all over the place and Grounds gave away a soft penalty too.

Sunderland werent that great but I understand they are playing better football now than they were at the time, we had almost the same amount of shots as they had 8 vs 9.

They have in recent games had between 9 and 17 shots in every game with about 50% being on target on average. We will need a backs to the wall performance to get aything up there.

In the 14 games between us and them we have only once ever won up there and had 3 draws, scoring less than 1 per game on average and conceding more than 2 on average.

Our only win coming in 1993 on the way to the Premier League under Hoddle when Zippy got the only goals at Roker Park, they missed 2 penalties in that game and Town rode their luck a bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQAR2i7p96U&feature=emb_logo

All our draws and single win have come in the last 6 games up there, the last 6 results being DDWLDL.

Prior to that run Swindon lost all 8 games conceding a huge 30 goals in the process including a 6, a 5 and three 4 goal matches.

The Town playerís reaction to Kevin Ballís penalty miss at the end - charging towards the linesman - is priceless....


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: leftside on Monday, March 1, 2021, 14:13:01
Hoping for a Lincoln performance but I fear a perfect storm combination of a lacklustre Town and opposition that can finish their chances.

Mackems 4-0 Robins

Loved going to Roker Park. The win in the potato print shirt was a belter.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, March 1, 2021, 14:29:11
The only time Iíve been to Roker Park was about mid 70s. Boxing Day home go Burnley. 0-0. Dull as fuck.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, March 1, 2021, 17:55:31
Have we had a penalty this season?


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, March 1, 2021, 18:00:15
Just the 2


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, March 1, 2021, 18:16:34
I can't see past a defeat. Although an incredibly nervy battling point or 3 would be very, very welcome.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Monday, March 1, 2021, 19:04:40
As has been said, another free hit.
Maybe a bit more time & space to play and overall a less frantic affair than if playing against a relegation rival.

The 1-0 win at Roker Park in 93 was fantastic. Forgot that they missed a couple of pens.
Also made it to the EstŠdio da Luz for a midweek 0-0 in Oct 1997. They missed a penalty in that one as well.  :)
Happy days, getting back home at fuck off o'clock in the morning and up early for work.

Also remember getting as far as Leicester when a midweek game at Sunderland was called off.
One coachload of intrepid explorers set off for the delights of Lincoln V Carlisle or was it Mansfield.
Opted for the homeward bound coach.

Was looking forward to an overnighter for this one and making a day of it.

Cheers. :pint:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiOeBTAI-3E


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: leftside on Monday, March 1, 2021, 19:15:24
As has been said, another free hit.
Maybe a bit more time & space to play and overall a less frantic affair than if playing against a relegation rival.

The 1-0 win at Roker Park in 93 was fantastic. Forgot that they missed a couple of pens.
Also made it to the EstŠdio da Luz for a midweek 0-0 in Oct 1997. They missed a penalty in that one as well.  :)
Happy days, getting back home at fuck off o'clock in the morning and up early for work.

Also remember getting as far as Leicester when a midweek game at Sunderland was called off.
One coachload of intrepid explorers set off for the delights of Lincoln V Carlisle or was it Mansfield.
Opted for the homeward bound coach.

Was looking forward to an overnighter for this one and making a day of it.

Cheers. :pint:

It was indeed Lincoln v Carlisle. Most of us went in the home end but there was one Town fan who went on the Sincil Bank terrace with the Carlisle fan(s). 1-0 Lincoln, I think.

If memory serves me right, I think Leicester were at home to Cambridge that evening. God knows why we didnít try to get to that game instead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiOeBTAI-3E


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: bamboonoclue on Monday, March 1, 2021, 21:11:54
A sickeningly scrappy and desperate  0 - 1. In off Payne's shin or something calamitous after a charge down.

Would gladly take a point but I think nailed on is following it up with a loss to the Milk Chuggers (that's Accrington Aud  ;) ). They are such an organised side. I personally think in some ways this Mackem challenge tomorrow will be somewhat easier; purely because Town will be expected to roll over and be easily beaten.

Yep fuck it,

North East Black Cats 0 - 1 STFC (Payne 78')


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 10:52:31
Defeat 2-0


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 11:17:13
 Lyden has travelled with the squad. Still no Odimayo - hamstring. More players should be fit by weekend.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 13:02:49
We will lose


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 13:30:14
Going to stick my neck out for a bum squeaking draw.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 13:37:52
Standard 2-0 defeat.
Hoping for a Sheridactyl masterclass 0-0 mega bore point.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 13:53:01
As already said this is a free hit,   maybe play better football being under less pressure,  anything from this will be a bonus.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: normy on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 15:37:49
I've expected the last three games  to be losses, so I expect us to lose to extend the run.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 18:49:26
Having a read of the Sunderland forum, my God they are a weird lot makes the TEF seem sane by comparison.

https://www.readytogo.net/smb/threads/just-seen-the-swindon-team-at-the-beach.1543683/


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep pos
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 18:59:32
hunt for caddis


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep pos
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:01:43
hunt for caddis
Not surprised. Caddis probably needs a break.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep pos
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:01:48
we've been mincing on a beach?


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:03:59
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EvfbnlRXcAoBeLQ?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep pos
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:06:37
we've been mincing on a beach?
f
Who is who? Dawn French = Darren Bullock

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NNwTefgI0zk


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Quagmire on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:09:08
Iíve got a weirdly good feeling about this for some reason.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:16:18
Time for the Trueman show.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:23:48
Chuks Aneke puts Charlton 1 up at Wigan.

I was sure he was sent off last Saturday.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:27:39
Chuks Aneke puts Charlton 1 up at Wigan.

I was sure he was sent off last Saturday.
He was they must have had the guts to appeal it, something we never do.

https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/chuks-is-back-aneke-red-card-rescinded-with-charlton-top-scorer-available-for-wigan-match/


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:37:59
Apparently they are another team with 4 different cameras for iFollow, thats a nice touch.

Commentary will be from BBC Radio Newcastle commentators tonight on iFollow.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:41:49
Remind me, is Tyler still with us? Surprised he canít even make the bench ahead of Omotoye.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:42:29
Apparently they are another team with 4 different cameras for iFollow, thats a nice touch.

Commentary will be from BBC Radio Newcastle commentators tonight on iFollow.
subtitles?


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:44:00
Apparently they are another team with 4 different cameras for iFollow, thats a nice touch.

Commentary will be from BBC Radio Newcastle commentators tonight on iFollow.

They must love 80% of the coverage being about their deadly rivals. Been listening to 15 mins so far, and not heard a word about the Mackems yet.  :D


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Kinky Tom on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:44:13
Remind me, is Tyler still with us? Surprised he canít even make the bench ahead of Omotoye.

Been injured recently, Wright says he'll be in contention for Saturday.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:45:10
subtitles?
May be needed at some points! :D


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep pos
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:46:39
I don't know until recently Sunderland do 'Haway the lads', while Newcastle do 'howay the lads'

those crazy North Eastern B'Stards


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:48:02
I don't know until recently Sunderland do 'Haway the lads', while Newcastle do 'howay the lads'

those crazy North Eastern B'Stards
Surely thats a professional vowel...ahem...sorry.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep pos
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:49:11
red card JJ, red card


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: flammableBen on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:50:04
Free 7 day Eurosport trial tonight to watch Hendry come out of retirement. Will have the footy on the radio though.

Vaguely sort of but not really hopeful for a draw tonight. Only in a not really expecting anything though.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:53:49
red card JJ, red card
What?

(https://media.tenor.com/images/0553bfa05cd7fbc39fecf89c6cd88e61/tenor.gif)


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Super Hans on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:55:40
Got a feeling of dread like we're in for a proper bumming tonight! Hopefully wrong as i thought the same about Lincoln a week ago...


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:58:10
Oh good, another co-comms who sounds a bit special.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 19:59:49
Haway the sheepshaggers!


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:00:09
Mackems comms surprised we are set up as a 3 at the back even though this is the 4th game in a row that we have.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:00:51
Oh good, another co-comms who sounds a bit special.
I understand thats part of the territory.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:01:09
Error loading video. Amateur hour!


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:01:50
Twine dives and wins a free kick 25 yards out centrally.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:01:51
Twine doing what Twine does.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:02:45
Saved by the keeper and he fumbles it a bit but gathers it 2nd attempt.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:03:04
Good effort Twiney


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:03:18
Poor hands by the keeper might be worth having a few pops from distance against him today.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:04:49
Max Power looks more like Max Pies.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:05:58
Easy take by Trueman from the cross.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:07:26
Trueman a bit slow clearing and hits the striker.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Crackity Jones on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:08:06
Is anyone else missing comms? Only Sherisound for me


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:09:05
Is anyone else missing comms? Only Sherisound for me

You have to go into settings to select home comms.

The little cog icon at bottom right.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:10:58
You have to go into settings to select home comms.

The little cog icon at bottom right.
This, but don't expect much.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:10:58
This commentator likes saying GOOCH


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Crackity Jones on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:11:21
You have to go into settings to select home comms.

The little cog icon at bottom right.
Ta. Sorted now


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:11:35
Palmer gives the ball away cheaply again.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:12:19
This commentator likes saying GOOCH
At least hes not screaming like a greased banshee every time they get into our half like the Lincoln comms did last week.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:12:30
Palmer gives the ball away cheaply again.
Bet that won't be the last time you say that!


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:13:01
Is anyone else missing comms? Only Sherisound for me

Its not sheridan. I think its Paul Jewell. Its someone in the stands anyway.

Was funny when they asked him to move from the microphone as the stream could here him swearing at the swindon players.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:13:04
Poor shot by them well wide from 25 yards, covered by the new keeper.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:13:12
At least hes not screaming like a greased banshee every time they get into our half like the Lincoln comms did last week.

Tru dat


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:14:01
Keeper touches the ball over the bar but it was probably going over anyway.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:14:32
Hunt down holding his head.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:15:25
Hunt down holding his head.

Or Thompson, or Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman, or Hunt..


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: adje on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:16:00
Hunt down holding his head.
A familiar pose!


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:16:08
Or Thompson, or Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman, or Hunt..
:D yeah


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Crackity Jones on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:16:22
Its not sheridan. I think its Paul Jewell. Its someone in the stands anyway.

Was funny when they asked him to move from the microphone as the stream could here him swearing at the swindon players.
.  I assumed it  was Sheridan based on the descriptive language being used. Him and Jewell obviously went to the same finishing school


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:17:17
The camera work is utterly shoddy, slow keeping up with the ball.

Grounds easily beaten and the cross gets touches past the post, great chance for them


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:17:34
Great run by Gooch. Got lucky there.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:18:08
Sanderson for them at the back looks like a donkey.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: bathford on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:19:52
That was subtle by Payne.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:20:12
Theyíre getting through Fortress Wiltshire pretty much at will.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:21:03
Theyíre getting through Fortress Wiltshire pretty much at will.
Zero protection in midfield from Payne and Palmer.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:22:50
Still...at least Palmer is a better more consistant player than Matt Smith was if you listen to our esteemed manager.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:22:52
Foul on the ref, Broadbent booked :D


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:23:20
Whereís Alan McLoughlin when you need him?


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:24:44
Garrick needs to be more clever, the defender is going to go to ground every time Garrick gets near him, so let him make the mistake and capitalise on it.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:25:34
Good feet from Thompson.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:26:02
Good touch by Broadbent to the cross into Truemans hands.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:26:32
Good feet from Thompson.
He seems far more "up for it" in the last 3 games again after his great start at Ipswich.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:27:50
How can Palmer hit a great corner and free kick but can't find a Town player in open play to save his life.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:27:53
'Thompson tried to squeeze Gooch'

Heh.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:29:53
Good claim by Trueman there.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: mexico red on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:30:07
Is grounds pissed?


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:32:15
Is grounds pissed?
Hes having a mare.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:32:38
It's attack v defence, but the defence look better marshalled than they once were. Don't fancy us to hold out doing this for the whole game mind.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:33:45
Hes having a mare.

Bit harsh, but theyíre targeting his lack of pace.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:34:31
Twine wins a free kick 30 yards out centrally.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:34:38
We must be on about 30% possession.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:35:12
Bit harsh, but theyíre targeting his lack of pace.
I think he has been the weak link at the back so far, they are exploiting him.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:35:32
We must be on about 30% possession.
26%


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:36:28
Thats better by Garrick, let the defender foul you before he dives.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:36:34
Havenít freed Garrick on the right yet.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:37:20
Decent chance for Town there.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:38:08
Havenít freed Garrick on the right yet.
Every time he beats his man the defender goes to ground and wins a free kick. That was the first time Garrick stayed back a little and he actually won the free kick.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:38:46
How the hell did the commentator think they had clashed foreheads, it looked like shins to me


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:39:54
How the hell did the commentator think they had clashed foreheads, it looked like shins to me
They are a bit touched arent they.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: adje on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:40:19
26%
2-0 to us on shots on target! 😊


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep pos
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:40:28
I'm still getting over mixing hunt and Thompson up


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: flammableBen on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:40:47
If we can get into half-time 0-0 think we might get something out of this.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:41:04
Sunderland well on top, but our goalie's not exactly been busy.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:41:23
2-0 to us on shots on target! 😊
Both Twine free kicks.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: welshred on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:41:54
Northampton winning


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: adje on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:41:55
Both Twine free kicks.
Third time......


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:42:25
Nice turn and run by Garrick, but the defender knows heís slower so just gets in front and forces the foul again.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:42:32
Sunderland well on top, but our goalie's not exactly been busy.
We aren't playing TOO badly but its a difficult watch. We just keep inviting them onto us and hitting them on the break.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:43:13
Payne Palmer Twine...make you mind up comms!


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:44:48
Weíve not had much of the ball but weíve generally managed their threat well.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:45:44
Great claim by Trueman.

HT 0-0


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:47:22
If ever there was a season for watching on Teletext, this is it.

In possession, to a man it's fucking atrocious.

Out of possession we've frustrated them bar the joy they were getting from Grounds, but they seemed to panic a bit, moved that player to the other wing and lost any advantage they might have had.

Horrid viewing - I guess, just like the last two wins, who really cares - hence the Teletext comment.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:47:40
Well, it's not as bad as I thought it might be but Sunderland have a few players of quality in their team. Would be an achievement to stop them scoring and the only time we look a threat is set pieces.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: bathford on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:47:43
Trueman looks good. Very confident.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:48:20
Will take that. Didnít expect to dominate and if we can give Twine a sighter or two, or Garrick knocks one in to PPP, then you never know. The centre of midfield is looking predictably flimsy but at least weíre looking like a proper team again. Still in this.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:49:34
Gosh! That was bloody awful viewing.

Trueman did what was asked of him.

Defence looked solid. Grounds did well after being targeted.

Midfield: Payne harried. Palmer dead balls and give it away. Thompson defended Ok.

Garrick keeps getting drawn into the foul. Twine has been busy and tried 2 spectaculars.

Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman didnt get any service.



Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Super Hans on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:49:46
Take that. With B B B BP BP up front theres a chance we could even nick a 0-1. Wouldnt that be something  :girlgiggle:


Title: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep pos
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:50:57
not sure what to make of that really

on one hand we've but got our foot on the ball, Sunderland in total control

on the other we've held our shape and discipline well, defended well and limited Sunderland to not very much.

on the whole I'm happy and it's the right tactic. But I don't think we will hold out the whole game


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: flammableBen on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:51:10
Marcus on radio chatting about pitch.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep pos
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:52:13
not sure what to make of that really

on one hand we've but got our foot on the

Who broke Batch?


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:52:50
Has feel of an away European tie if yoy can get past shit football.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:53:04
Marcus on radio chatting about pitch.

I wonder if this is what has come along to save our season (potentially)?  Our pitch has been bad for a while, but the Sunderland one looks like it's made from the bobbly bits around the Oasis as well.  Maybe we'll be saved by nobody being able to play proper football.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: singingiiiffy on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:55:41
going absolutely fine so far, the perfect away performance ready for a late town goal!

we are wasteful in possession and if they score its probably game over. BUT
extremely well organised, they have had the ball but limited them to very few chances and the closing down and press is brilliant.

in a game as isolated as this up top i would probably prefer a Hope over Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman and try and get in behind a bit more. its a tough one as any goals are most likely from crosses and set pieces and you would want him in the box for those.

so far so good. would be a fantastic point especially the way the other results are going (bar Northampton) would like to see the midfield hold onto the ball longer and be less wasteful as there is only so much pressure a team can take until it starts to creak


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:55:56
Marcus on radio chatting about pitch.
Its a repeat of the interview with Marcus on Saturday, speaking about drainage problems etc etc.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: flammableBen on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 20:56:47
Its a repeat of the interview with Marcus on Saturday, speaking about drainage problems etc etc.

Ahh must have missed that on sat


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:00:30
Ahh must have missed that on sat
It was about 20 mins pre KO.

Not much interesting in it TBH mate. Just having a moan about how we have drainage problems mostly IIRC.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:07:17
Theyíre worried by Garrick arenít they.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:09:16
Huntís so ball-shy this season. Needs a run in the team.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:10:07
Huntís so ball-shy this season. Needs a run in the team.
For me he looks better at left back than his natural right back position.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:10:48
We are far too lightweight in midfield.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:13:59
Good save by Trueman after a mistake by Thompson.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:14:18
Cracking save. Seem to be unearthing good keepers all over the shop at the moment. Makes you wonder how Kovar happened!


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:14:42
First time we have defended poorly. Decent save by Trueman


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:15:25
Cracking save. Seem to be unearthing good keepers all over the shop at the moment. Makes you wonder how Kovar happened!
And Baxter is in the running for POTY at Accrington according to their fans, so close yet so far.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:15:25
Johnny Smith puts Burton one up.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:15:55
Jonny Smith puts Burton 1-0 up Vs Rovers


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: bathford on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:16:07
Bristol Rovers loosing and down to 10 men.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:16:23
Grounds misses the through ball totally but Palmer cleans up in our box.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:17:36
Gooch looks a bit sore.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:18:20
Donít mind him coming off.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:22:23
The defence has done well at catching them offside several times. Earlier this year someone would have been playing them on.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:22:41
Donít mind him coming off.
Ex gobby fuck scummer Maguire came on though.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: bathford on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:24:11
The Sunderland match day forum is on page 65!!


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: adje on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:25:05
The Sunderland match day forum is on page 65!!
I think they may have greater expectations than us!


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:25:44
The Sunderland match day forum is on page 65!!
TBF they have a huge fanbase, Premier League in size, way too big for a L1 club.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: flammableBen on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:25:44
The Sunderland match day forum is on page 65!!

You have to remember that Swindon are still a big club to some of these small northern teams


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: hobnob on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:25:55
The Sunderland match day forum is on page 65!!
Have we got them worrying?


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:26:08
The Sunderland match day forum is on page 65!!

Perhaps they're arguing over the finer points of what is and isn't an acceptable transfer rumour?


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: welshred on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:26:12
0-1


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:26:15
I think they may have greater expectations than us!

Ahem. There may also be a few more of them chipping in.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:26:37
0-1 it was coming really.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: flammableBen on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:26:44
boooo was starting to think we might hold on for somehting there


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:26:50
Fierce delivery there.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:27:02
Great ball in that


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: hobnob on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:27:10
Shit


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:27:31
Game over


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: adje on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:27:41
0-1
Fucks sake don't put 0-1,I thought we'd scored! 😊


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:28:16
Not sure I can see Plan B working for us. If we get anything now, itíll be streaky.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep pos
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:28:34
fucks sake


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: mexico red on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:29:08
Nice to hear a northern shout from the sidelines ďYOURE FUCKING USELESSĒ way to go John


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: StefPol on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:29:29
Fucks sake don't put 0-1,I thought we'd scored! 😊

This.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:29:36
Huge chance.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:29:54
Wonderful pass from Twine, it's Hope that missed the first chance no?


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:30:05
What a ball from Twine!


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: welshred on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:30:18


Hope just missed a 1 on 1


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:30:26
Not sure I can see Plan B working for us. If we get anything now, itíll be streaky.
Sadly we have been lacking in quality and when you play inviting teams on to you if you go a goal down its near impossible to change your system.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:30:32
Wonderful pass from Twine, it's Hope that missed the first chance no?

Superb.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep pos
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:32:12
that was a world class pass.

still didn't fucking score


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:32:27

Hope just missed a 1 on 1

A bit harsh, there was no angle for him.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:33:30
And it ws pretty much his first touch


Title: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep pos
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:34:28
no time, no angle. shame Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman, Brett Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman didn't get his foot on the rebound.

wish we'd have gone 2 up top and gone for it


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:36:48
Probably time to give Missilou a go instead of Payne or Palmer.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:39:05
Missilou for Palmer.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:44:36
Broadbent easily my MotM today.

Special mention to Trueman too though, well done lad.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:45:44
Weíre showing good energy. Making some chances.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:48:16
Good save with his feet from Trueman.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:49:30
Garrick got a bollocking for not following in Twine's shot - and rightly so.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: adje on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:50:18
Sounds like we're making a go of it after conceding


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: jimbob on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:50:28
Broadbent easily my MotM today.

Special mention to Trueman too though, well done lad.

Broadbent lost his man for the goal so doubt even he would accept MOM


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:51:24
Cmon Twine time.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: flammableBen on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:51:39
twine hit the bar!


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:51:42
Twine hits the bar.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:51:46
FFS


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:51:53
Twine hits the bar!


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: welshred on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:51:57
FT 0-1


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:52:00
So close


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep pos
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:52:02
sigh

almost - but 0-0 away, on a Tuesday, against Sunderland... always a big ask

frustrating, because Sunderland weren't brilliant. even though they controlled the game comfortably.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:52:02
FT 0-1


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: StefPol on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:53:19
Full time 1-0.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: adje on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:54:00
We made a fist of it by all accounts


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: singingiiiffy on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:54:25
dont think there would have been any complaints from sunderland if we had scored. that was a tough finish. a so called free hit but for all of the possession they didnt do much to win that.

a few good results below us. got the hard fixture out of the way at least.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: EddieB1966 on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:55:55
Broadbent lost his man for the goal so doubt even he would accept MOM

He was blocked off every time if you take a look again very clever of them !!


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:56:24
If you watch the game back and they substitute Sunderland for a semi competent League Two team playing away at a plucky non-league team in the FA Cup on a shoddy pitch, you'll probably see that game in a better light.

Two pretty dire teams on a dire pitch serving up dire entertainment.

As a Swindon fan, if you simply looked for the result after the game you'd sort of be OK with it.  The season won't be broken by this result.

Sunderland were always going to win it, Twine offered moments of hope for the plucky underdogs, but the writing was always on the wall.  Sunderland certainly added to the shitness on display mind.

Can this season just hurry up an be over with us sat above a dotted line.

Given where we are - good effort, did well in defence, mostly shit with the ball, nobody thought we'd get a result, so move on.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:56:30
Fuck. Not too upset about that though. Iíd never have said this a month ago, but we were a L1 team tonight. Under the cosh at times, but centre defence very good, good shape, players doing their jobs. That was more reassuring than shaky wins like Crewe or Wigan. I begin to think we might be ok.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Lambo75 on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:58:00
best team we've faced. skillful players able to play pass and move better than we did.

I thought we played well to be honest. Certainly looking less likely to concede.

Lacking still in firepower but that comes from chances created from the middle...and to me that is providing no creativity.
I hope that Grant can come back and play like he did last year as that will breed confidence. I'd also look to put Caddis on for a half in the middle as he loves to get crosses in, which we seem unable to do with any pace. Payne looked lightweight tonight, tried hard but did nothing.

Swindon MoM for me was Broadbent. Looked assured and strong.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 22:00:32
Fuck. Not too upset about that though. Iíd never have said this a month ago, but we were a L1 team tonight. Under the cosh at times, but centre defence very good, good shape, players doing their jobs. That was more reassuring than shaky wins like Crewe or Wigan. I begin to think we might be ok.
This. We could have grabbed a point or even more on a different day, we had chances, I just wish we changed the tactics before they scored as we looked better in the last 20 mins or so.

Swindon MoM for me was Broadbent. Looked assured and strong.
Ditto.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 22:01:33
We made a fist of it by all accounts
No, no we didn't.

We set up to defend all night, with no real intent on trying to score. The first half was attack versus defence. We had 2 shots from free kicks by Twine other than that, we defended and hoofed the ball away.

The second half continued in the same way. Just prior to the goal, a couple of gaps appeared in the defence for the first time in the game. Broadbent was unlucky to tangle with their midfielder to give away a freekick. Perfect delivery and they were 1-0 up. After that we made changes and tried. We unbelievably had about 5 (half) chances.

Twine's made several defence splitting passes, but it wasn't to be. Twine hitting the cross bar and Grounds blasting the rebound wide summed up our day.

Sunderland were poor and we could and should have beaten them. But, if you set up to draw 0-0 or nick a goal on the off chance, then you will more than often come unstuck.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Ticker45 on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 22:03:38
Was not expecting to come away with much tonight but once again showed that there is enough about us to get out from this not very good situation. Take a point on Saturday as Accrington are like so many sides in this division all a much of a muchness.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 22:03:46
Not bad at all. Not much in it and thought a draw would have been a fair result. Broadbent for MOM - sterling performance tonight.

The amount of misplaced passes is a worry again. 61% pass completion is piss poor and compounded by hit and hope long balls that don't have a chance of making it.

On another note, it was interesting at half time catching an interview with Marcus Cassidy. Sounds like a new drainage system is needed in the summer!


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Super Hans on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 22:05:25
Strangely happy. Stuck to our tasks. Accrington have one win in seven and played 75 mins tonight with 10 men so who knows what that will have taken out of them. On recent evidence there's no reason we can't get something from that game before we play Oxford a week today.

Hopefully we go there with a bit more intent as you do wonder what would have happened if we'd have had more of a go tonight. Defence is unquestionably the weakest area of Sunderland's side.



Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Anteater on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 22:13:14
Agree that we should have looked to take them on more. When we got on the front foot they looked panicky, last ten to fifteen minutes looked like we might nick a draw when going for it. Still a decent effort though with Broadbent and Conroy excellent.
As has been said , not much expected from this 'free hit' . Hope that gives us a bit of confidence to get something Saturday which is very doable, and follow that doing a hilarious double over the scum.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 22:14:36
On another note, it was interesting at half time catching an interview with Marcus Cassidy. Sounds like a new drainage system is needed in the summer!

I caught that on my way back from London. Made me smile when he said the budget was there. Thing is, will Power be there to release it?


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 22:17:05
Sheridan:
- Good display
- Came to a big club, but competed well
- Lots of endeavour
- Could have kept ball better in the first half
- Didnt want to give cheap freekicks away as they had good delivery
- They had a couple of chances when we were chasing the game
- Disappointed
- Got a bit of a system and work ethic. Lots of honesty about us
- Didnt keep ball long enough in the first half but better in the second
- Keeper hasnt had much to do
- Poor goal to give away
- Twine wonderstrike at the end. Shame we didnt come away with anything
- When Twine gets in and around the area he's good. But its his all round play too.
- Ball to Hope was a lovely pass and best chance of the game
- Team performance was spirited
- Going to be tight until the end of the season
- Would have been a great point if we'd got it, but just fell sort
- Trueman has good pedigree. Only joined up with us yesterday. Did what he had to do well. Looked comfortable
- Does Trueman have to play on Saturday? Sheridan unsure of the rules. But will make sure we do the right thing. We have to have a fit keeper to compete with Matthews
- Just want players to know the importance of wanting to stay in the division. Players are showing they want to
- Need to keep the standard of performance up
- Its hard for the players playing Sat/Tues. Will think about whats best between now and Saturday
- Lyden, J Grant, T Smith and Odimayo will be fit
- Hunt did well after leaving Caddis out


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: singingiiiffy on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 22:19:19
they were a decent outfit and we made it hard for them to create and get at us. at the end of the day a loss is a loss but there are ways too lose to a good side and we could have had a well deserved point. last 12 fixtures they are 2nd in league form table.

defence looking more comfortable last few matches and i dont think anyone has really mentioned the goal keeper, considering that was his debut its a big complement. good at crosses, very assured.

If you watch the game back and they substitute Sunderland for a semi competent League Two team playing away at a plucky non-league team in the FA Cup on a shoddy pitch, you'll probably see that game in a better light.

Two pretty dire teams on a dire pitch serving up dire entertainment.


you quoted the pitch a few times but I couldn't see anything wrong with it? for all of sunderlands possession almost all of it was played on the floor at pace.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 22:23:44
Trueman 7
Good debut. Did everything right in the first half. Only one dodgy moment when he let their striker close him down and his clearance was deflected. Apart from that, he looked confident, well organised, kicked fairly well and made at least one good save. Also, a lucky save when he sat on the ball! Impressed with him

Grounds 6
He did well as he was targeted in the first half and on the whole withstood the barrage. Couple of misplaced clearances and snatched at a last second chance to score. Gave the ball away too much in first half.

Broadbent 8
Really good performance. Won everything in the air (apart from their goal) and snuffed out their attack. Probably the best game he has played for us (apart from upfront against Oxford)

Conroy 7
Covered well. Spraying the ball resulted in losing it most of the time. But covered Hunt well.

Hunt 6.5
Good defensive display. Nothing going forward

Thompson 6
Defended well. Offered nothing much going forward. Gave ball away a lot.

Palmer 6
Harried and ran around. Kept giving the ball away

Payne 6.5
Energetic defensive performance. Couple of surges forward, but set up to be defensive

Twine 8.5
Solid defending. Pressed across the line. Two chances in the first half, where he created free kick opportunities for himself. Slide rule pass for Hope in the second for our best chance. Then hit the crossbar with a wonder strike in the last seconds of the game. Has to have been the best player on the pitch in Feb and March so far.

Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman 5
No service at all. Made no impression tonight

Garrick 5
Tried, but was well marshalled. Ended up giving freekicks away or playing the ball in to touch. Got a telling off for not following up on the far post when Twine had a run and cross goal shot.

Subs:
Omatoye 5
Didnít touch the ball I donít think

Hope 6
Two runs and put through for our best chance of the game.

Missilou 5
First contribution was a high boot. Always looks to be 5 yards too deep. Not sure he touched the ball


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 22:36:38
Garrick
- They celebrated so much as they were relieved to beat us
- We didnt create enough or final ball was missing
- Always a game around the corner to put things right
- Hate to be a goalkeeper facing Twine tonight
- Twine key to the way we want to play
- Everytime he got near the ball there were 3 people pressing
- Twine is the one who will find Garrick or be on the end of crosses (Think Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman might argue that!!)
- Their defence trebled up on Garrick. They were solid defensively
- Played wing for most of his career. But happy to play up front if thats where the manager wants him
- Empty stadium: Today was a very big stadium



Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 22:45:08
Hawes:
- Difficult to defend for 90 mins
- Trueman not at fault for goal
- Twine at centre of all good moments
- Twine must be played in the area behind the striker
- Played in Hope with a quality ball
- If you build a team around Twine, it may be a good thing to do
- Confusing about Wollacott and Trueman situation and if both are fit who plays on Saturday?
- Trueman made a couple of good saves and looked very steady
- Missilou arrived too late
- Omatoye was a bit peripheral when he came on. Need ball played to his feet. No opportunity to see his pace, which is his best asset
- Burton top of the mini-league. New squad, new manager. Looking likely to pull away
- Northampton good win against Plymouth. They have already played all of the bottom sides


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 22:49:08
Wright (pre game interview):
- Short term plan at the moment
- Long term need to see what the budget will be for L2 or L1 next year
- Lots of players out of contract at end of year. Are they good enough for L1?
- Will look at players and make assessments and have an A list and B list depending upon what it looks like will happen for next year
- This year we built a squad but couldn't keep all the players from last year. Loan players came in. Some did well and some didnt
- 6 goalkeepers. Hoped Kovar would be another Benda. But it didnt work
- Would have to improve the squad if we stay up


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: leftside on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 22:53:38
Cheers NMH.

A bit of a shame that the plan for the Ďfree hití was to go for a 0-0, especially when Sunderland have dropped points at home to Gillingham, Plymouth, Wimbledon, Wigan and Burton.

The performance and point at Lincoln showed we can compete with the better sides and we all know there arenít any outstanding teams in this division, so why the change for Sunderland? With games running out, weíre nearly at the stage where we need to win every other game to get to around 50 points. Surely the plan has to be to go for wins now rather than later?

At least my prediction of a drubbing was way off the mark and there were some competent-good individual performances.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 11:09:55
Cheers NMH.

A bit of a shame that the plan for the Ďfree hití was to go for a 0-0, especially when Sunderland have dropped points at home to Gillingham, Plymouth, Wimbledon, Wigan and Burton.

The performance and point at Lincoln showed we can compete with the better sides and we all know there arenít any outstanding teams in this division, so why the change for Sunderland? With games running out, weíre nearly at the stage where we need to win every other game to get to around 50 points. Surely the plan has to be to go for wins now rather than later?

At least my prediction of a drubbing was way off the mark and there were some competent-good individual performances.
This.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 12:01:12
I am probably missing something but who is this 'Hawes' who keeps being interviewed?


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 12:04:51
I am probably missing something but who is this 'Hawes' who keeps being interviewed?
Andrew Hawes is the interviewer not the interviewee, he merely offers his opinion being the BBC commentator.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 12:21:30
Andrew Hawes is the interviewer not the interviewee, he merely offers his opinion being the BBC commentator.

Ta!


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 12:23:47
Sheridan:
- Good display
- Came to a big club, but competed well
- Lots of endeavour
- Could have kept ball better in the first half
- Didnt want to give cheap freekicks away as they had good delivery
- They had a couple of chances when we were chasing the game
- Disappointed
- Got a bit of a system and work ethic. Lots of honesty about us
- Didnt keep ball long enough in the first half but better in the second
- Keeper hasnt had much to do
- Poor goal to give away
- Twine wonderstrike at the end. Shame we didnt come away with anything
- When Twine gets in and around the area he's good. But its his all round play too.
- Ball to Hope was a lovely pass and best chance of the game
- Team performance was spirited
- Going to be tight until the end of the season
- Would have been a great point if we'd got it, but just fell sort
- Trueman has good pedigree. Only joined up with us yesterday. Did what he had to do well. Looked comfortable
- Does Trueman have to play on Saturday? Sheridan unsure of the rules. But will make sure we do the right thing. We have to have a fit keeper to compete with Matthews
- Just want players to know the importance of wanting to stay in the division. Players are showing they want to
- Need to keep the standard of performance up
- Its hard for the players playing Sat/Tues. Will think about whats best between now and Saturday
- Lyden, J Grant, T Smith and Odimayo will be fit
- Hunt did well after leaving Caddis out

Am I detecting a slightly less caustic approach to the players here, seems more inclined to praise (or at least not just criticise for the sake of it) when compared to earlier in the season.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: bathford on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 17:24:20
From what Iíve seen and heard, Sheridan will say it as it is.  If people donít like being criticised for not doing their job tough. Heís upset a few in the camp, but heís made an atmosphere of Ďprove me wrongí.

Itís his way of motivation. Not everyoneís cup of tea, but it seems to have gelled the players into a unit now working to jointly prove that they can do it.

Letís face it, thatís all he has asked for.

Now heís seen that they are at least using their brains, heís prepared to praise them and recognise their effort.

As I say, not everyoneís way of doing it. But it seems to be working.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 19:04:28
Andrew Hawes is the interviewer not the interviewee, he merely offers his opinion being the BBC commentator.
But since he has been giving Sheridan a hard time of late, I thought it worth adding the points he makes when he is asked his opinion after he has finished interviewing.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 22:29:22
But since he has been giving Sheridan a hard time of late, I thought it worth adding the points he makes when he is asked his opinion after he has finished interviewing.
And tbf his opinion is generally worth listening to so thank you for summarising it NMH


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep pos
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 22:30:17
yeah, much appreciated NMH


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 22:54:44
From what Iíve seen and heard, Sheridan will say it as it is.  If people donít like being criticised for not doing their job tough. Heís upset a few in the camp, but heís made an atmosphere of Ďprove me wrongí.

Itís his way of motivation. Not everyoneís cup of tea, but it seems to have gelled the players into a unit now working to jointly prove that they can do it.

Letís face it, thatís all he has asked for.

Now heís seen that they are at least using their brains, heís prepared to praise them and recognise their effort.

As I say, not everyoneís way of doing it. But it seems to be working.

Still feels a bit early to me for this sort of messianic revisionism. Sorry but I'm not quite ready to buy into the cunning plan theory.

Oh, and "saying it as it is" would be quite nice if it included the fans more than once every other game. Can't remember a manager who could be less arsed with those duties, lockdown or not.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 11:02:42
From what Iíve seen and heard, Sheridan will say it as it is.  If people donít like being criticised for not doing their job tough. Heís upset a few in the camp, but heís made an atmosphere of Ďprove me wrongí.

Itís his way of motivation. Not everyoneís cup of tea, but it seems to have gelled the players into a unit now working to jointly prove that they can do it.

Letís face it, thatís all he has asked for.

Now heís seen that they are at least using their brains, heís prepared to praise them and recognise their effort.

As I say, not everyoneís way of doing it. But it seems to be working.

I think it is a bit of a stretch to say it is working, 2 good performances (Ipswich and Lincoln) in 20 odd matches doesn't constitute as working in my eyes.  Have the results improved in the past 4 games, yes, but 1 of those 4 was a complete fluke and undeserved.

2 swallows does not a summer make and all that.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 11:09:59
I think it is a bit of a stretch to say it is working, 2 good performances (Ipswich and Lincoln) in 20 odd matches doesn't constitute as working in my eyes.  Have the results improved in the past 4 games, yes, but 1 of those 4 was a complete fluke and undeserved.

2 swallows does not a summer make and all that.
100% this.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: 4D on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 11:21:26
We might have improved slightly but to be fair could we have got any worse?


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: THE FLASH on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 11:24:31
We might have improved slightly but to be fair could we have got any worse?

We are looking at degrees of improvement here from an awfully low base.

Lots of games played (and lost) and IMO a terrible amount of damage caused.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: pauld on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 11:45:54
I think it is a bit of a stretch to say it is working, 2 good performances (Ipswich and Lincoln) in 20 odd matches doesn't constitute as working in my eyes.  Have the results improved in the past 4 games, yes, but 1 of those 4 was a complete fluke and undeserved.

2 swallows does not a summer make and all that.
It doesn't (and I'll dodge the obvious gag for once) but nonetheless there does seem to have been a step change in how we set up at least. And while Sunderland was a regression from the more on the front foot positive tactics deployed at Lincoln, the 4-2-3-1 with Twine as a 10 stayed. There is a change for the positive in the set up, it's a shame that at Sunderland we didn't deploy the tactics to match until they scored.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 11:49:57
I think it is a bit of a stretch to say it is working, 2 good performances (Ipswich and Lincoln) in 20 odd matches doesn't constitute as working in my eyes.  Have the results improved in the past 4 games, yes, but 1 of those 4 was a complete fluke and undeserved.

2 swallows does not a summer make and all that.

Surely the point is that it is working *now*?

We're still not ripping up trees, but things have improved.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Tails on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 11:50:14
I don't have an issue with going away to Sunderland and setting up to be on the back foot, they have a good squad and we don't. My main issue is that it should've become apparent quite early that they were there for the taking and an adjustment should've been made a lot sooner than after they scored. I think Sheridan was happy for a point (which tbf, we all probably would've been) and really overestimated how good Sunderland would be.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 11:56:27
I don't have an issue with going away to Sunderland and setting up to be on the back foot, they have a good squad and we don't. My main issue is that it should've become apparent quite early that they were there for the taking and an adjustment should've been made a lot sooner than after they scored. I think Sheridan was happy for a point (which tbf, we all probably would've been) and really overestimated how good Sunderland would be.
I agree totally, certainly by the end of the 1st half we could all see that Sunderlands ability was highly oversold to us, as were Lincon previously too TBH.

They were weak at the back, certainly at CB and caused us very few problems, McGeady looked poor when I have been told hes a great player, he wasn't against us. Sunderland were there to be had as we showe din the last 20 mins but we should have gone at them from the off in the 2nd half, like a little Jack Russell nipping at the legs of the Great Dane.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 12:26:49
Surely the point is that it is working *now*?

We're still not ripping up trees, but things have improved.

For sure things have improved results wise and in the fact that we finally seem to have a semblence of a plan and players are finally being played or played in their correct positions (e.g. Twine and Garrick).

My point is that I cannot sit here happily stating that it is working based on what we have seen so far.  Ipswich was very positive, then we capitulated for the next 5 or 6 games, then we got a fluke 3 points with a terrible performance vs Crewe which lead into a very positive performance against Lincoln.  Then we played poorly against a poor Cobblers side and took a great 3 points and then lost against Sunderland with an uninspiring display (somewhat to be expected) until the last 20 mins.

If others constitute this as working then that is fine, and shows just how far our expectations have diminished.  I fully understand that it is about points in our current situation and performances mean nothing, and our points haul over the past 4 games has been impressive compared to earlier in the season but I personally still cannot be happy to say that this is working now as, apart from Ipswich and Lincoln, we have scraped a few wins by the odd goal that, based on our performance on the day could have easily gone the other way.

He is getting us through, and we are in a slightly upward trajectory, but not significant enough that it couldn't switch the other way quite easily.  At the moment we are 2 steps forward 1 step back which is better than the other way around for now.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 12:39:15
the 4-2-3-1 with Twine as a 10 stayed.

Not watched the games but from the line up I had assumed we were playing 3 at the back (with two wing backs) as we are playing 3 centre halves in each game with Conroy, Broadbent and Grounds?


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Panda Paws on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 12:59:14
Not watched the games but from the line up I had assumed we were playing 3 at the back (with two wing backs) as we are playing 3 centre halves in each game with Conroy, Broadbent and Grounds?

Grounds LB, Thompon LM. It's been a very rigid 4411 for sure.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: pauld on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 13:12:01
Grounds LB, Thompon LM. It's been a very rigid 4411 for sure.
Twine plays too deep for it to be 4-4-1-1, he's playing as a deep 10 (free 8?) in an attacking midfield 3 behind the striker. At least, that's how I've seen it. But we agree on the back 4, at least, although BBC sport app and website keep showing it as a 3 even though the commentators rightly describe a back 4


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 13:19:08
I agree totally, certainly by the end of the 1st half we could all see that Sunderlands ability was highly oversold to us, as were Lincon previously too TBH.

They were weak at the back, certainly at CB and caused us very few problems, McGeady looked poor when I have been told hes a great player, he wasn't against us. Sunderland were there to be had as we showe din the last 20 mins but we should have gone at them from the off in the 2nd half, like a little Jack Russell nipping at the legs of the Great Dane.

They have players missing in defence and patched up.
Sheridan did nothing with this and clear to see that Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman should have been replaced by Hope only to close down quicker.
Another reason, albeit opinion why I struggle with this dinosaur.


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Panda Paws on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 13:52:50
Twine plays too deep for it to be 4-4-1-1, he's playing as a deep 10 (free 8?) in an attacking midfield 3 behind the striker. At least, that's how I've seen it. But we agree on the back 4, at least, although BBC sport app and website keep showing it as a 3 even though the commentators rightly describe a back 4

I'll give you that - it's a pitfall of trying define something that's incredibly complicated and nuanced (even under Shez) in a combination of 3 or 4 digits that add up to 10.

It's widely accepted that there are 7 lines of play, most formations aren't symetrical and also completely different in and out of possession but try putting that on a graphic on TV!.




Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: pauld on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 14:22:04
I'll give you that - it's a pitfall of trying define something that's incredibly complicated and nuanced (even under Shez) in a combination of 3 or 4 digits that add up to 10.

It's widely accepted that there are 7 lines of play, most formations aren't symetrical and also completely different in and out of possession but try putting that on a graphic on TV!.
Yes, absolutely. It's baffling as to why we persist with the convention when it's so inadequate to what we are trying to describe. But it's the convention we have so everyone persists with it


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: bamboonoclue on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 16:14:31

2 Sheridans does not a summer make and all that.

Totally agree but you missed a golden opportunity. FIFY  :D


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: A.N.Other on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 21:47:01
I haven't watched the Town since Wellens left except Ipswich. The jelly formation described here sounds like the Cruyff / Ajax / Holland "Total Football" system with players moving into changing positions to confound the opposition. Maybe I should take a look again - the "Morphin Swindon". How do you advise?


Title: Re: For Nemo: Nailed on 3 points- letís keep positive. Sunderland v STFC
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 22:13:31
Spot on - Total football.  Trust me, you wonít be disappointed