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Title: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, April 19, 2021, 11:20:37
Why not?  :)

Town 3-2 Pompey

The dream is still alive  :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 19, 2021, 11:50:33
The only question that needs to be answered on Tuesday is

... Will Peacs get the sheepskin coat out?


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: flammableBen on Monday, April 19, 2021, 12:12:28
Don抰 always bother with predictions. But I抦 going sheepskin


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, April 19, 2021, 12:29:01
Peacs will add a bit of enthusiasm in the dressing room but probably not enough to alter the outcome, the change was made too late to save us but lets hope we can save face and not concede 4 goals.

Swindon 0-3 Pompey.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Monday, April 19, 2021, 12:31:24
Wright in charge, nothing will change for 4 games - we will lose


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, April 19, 2021, 12:32:42
Peacs will add a bit of enthusiasm in the dressing room but probably not enough to alter the outcome, the change was made too late to save us but lets hope we can save face and not concede 4 goals.

Swindon 0-3 Pompey.

Aren't we playing Ipswich on Saturday? I think aside from that I think you have the scoreline spot on.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, April 19, 2021, 12:41:30
Aren't we playing Ipswich on Saturday? I think aside from that I think you have the scoreline spot on.
Yeah jumping the gun, corrected :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Monday, April 19, 2021, 14:36:53
Head says 1-2 heart says 2-1. Come on LP!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, April 19, 2021, 14:56:01
Wright saying in the presser that the players aren抰 fit enough. After 40 odd games! You抮e the trainer, why aren抰 they fit?

I can accept if certain players are just not good enough - but not fit enough is a big admission.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, April 19, 2021, 15:02:32
Wright saying in the presser that the players aren抰 fit enough. After 40 odd games! You抮e the trainer, why aren抰 they fit?
Part of that could be down to the head of fitness and conditioning leaving a few weeks ago, no idea if it was on his terms or mutual but either way hes not been up to the job by the look of it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Monday, April 19, 2021, 15:24:18
Wright saying in the presser that the players aren抰 fit enough. After 40 odd games! You抮e the trainer, why aren抰 they fit?

I can accept if certain players are just not good enough - but not fit enough is a big admission.

I see Sheridan also blamed having to put players back in who were not yet fit from injury because we had no reserve games.  Something a Manager should probably address rather than just chucking them back in and hoping for the best.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, April 19, 2021, 15:36:19
Part of that could be down to the head of fitness and conditioning leaving a few weeks ago, no idea if it was on his terms or mutual but either way hes not been up to the job by the look of it.
Or felt he wasn't able to do his job in current circumstances or that his advice was being ignored etc? S&C coach can only advise, that advice has to be implemented.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DV Canio on Monday, April 19, 2021, 15:47:51
Players haven抰 been fit all season.
So if he *only* left a few weeks ago - then either he was getting completely ignored or he was awful at his job & is no loss.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, April 19, 2021, 16:40:31
According to the local Pompey rag, Jack Payne has a clause in his contract which lets him go for free if we get relegated.

They are interested.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Monday, April 19, 2021, 16:44:09
Swindon 1 Pompey 3
I wouldn't expect anything else  :badmood:


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Monday, April 19, 2021, 16:51:45
According to the local Pompey rag, Jack Payne has a clause in his contract which lets him go for free if we get relegated.

They are interested.


Most of the remaining players probably do anyway i suspect.

No chancr Zeki Fryers signed a new deal without one!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Monday, April 19, 2021, 18:12:05
The Swindon soccer franchise will chalk up a loss and go 0-2 against Portsmouth Pirates


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Monday, April 19, 2021, 18:14:14
I'm going for:

Tommy Wright's Screech 0 - 2 Lee Peacock Sheepskin & Beard Combo


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, April 19, 2021, 18:24:08
Most of the remaining players probably do anyway i suspect.

No chancr Zeki Fryers signed a new deal without one!
They can all fuck off as far as I抦 concerned.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Monday, April 19, 2021, 18:27:32
They can all fuck off as far as I抦 concerned.

 :clap: :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 08:38:37
Don抰 forget. KO is 6pm for tonight抯 latest exciting instalment of How to be Shit at Football.

Starring all your old favourites - Oleg McNoleg, Heather Mills, Douglas Bader and other one legged celebrities.

Be there or be square!


Title: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 08:48:06
phew, good job you said that or I may have missed the first half.

you utter utter bar steward

could be the big R confirmation today. yay.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 10:22:49
Forgot this was tonight, think I'll tidy my garage instead of watching this!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 10:58:57
Forgot this was tonight, think I'll tidy my garage instead of watching this!

Yeah I have to strim the garden and tidy my edges. Might watch the Ipswich game on Saturday, but really really looking forward to having a break from STFC on the pitch for a while.


Title: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 11:09:37
Quote
Might watch the Ipswich game on Saturday, .
Who are they playing?

edit, oh, us, but not until the 1st


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 11:15:22
Who are they playing?

edit, oh, us, but not until the 1st

Ah ok - who are we playing on Saturday then?


Title: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 11:15:46
franchise away


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 11:46:40
phew, good job you said that or I may have missed the first half.
You say that like its a bad thing!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 11:48:04
Quote from: Peter Venkman
Quote
phew, good job you said that or I may have missed the first half.
You say that like its a bad thing!

I was being sar-car-stic :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 12:07:04
You say that like its a bad thing!

I was being sar-car-stic :)
Wouldn't want you missing the first 3 goals against us.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 12:17:07
Defeat. 0-3


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 12:18:54
Question is, do I go for the 10.10 cash out on my relegation bet presently being offered, or do I wait for the full 10.40 either later this evening or Saturday!

 :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 12:24:11
Question is, do I go for the 10.10 cash out on my relegation bet presently being offered, or do I wait for the full 10.40 either later this evening or Saturday!

 :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:
Take the money ......... This is Swindon......


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 16:49:46
Its going to be a tough listen...IF i decide to give it a go....i didnt on Saturday.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 16:58:00
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EzbSKosXEAQixUX?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:02:31
I suppose it's the best we've got. Baudry back in the squad.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:04:06
I was about to say, as if by magic Baudry reappears :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:05:04
Ah, just noticed the dedication of this section of the forum. Forever with us on matchdays, and on this occasion rightly concerned at the lack of experience at right back (if we're even playing one).

Caddis not even in the squad.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:06:20
------------------Camp
---------Grant Grounds Thompson
------Garrick Palmer Missilou Payne
---------------Smith Twine
-----------------P1tman

or perhaps

------------------Camp
---------Missilou Grant Grounds
----Garrick Palmer  Payne Thompson
---------------Smith Twine
-----------------P1tman

Or Smith alongside P1tman and Twine at 10?

?:juggle:?


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:14:18
It is indeed a wierd line up as it stands it looks like 2 centre backs but flood the midfield in a 2152 formation!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:15:38
Anyone else having problems logging in today?

EDIT.

Had to disable my VPN to watch, weird.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:16:49
Ah, just noticed the dedication of this section of the forum. Forever with us on matchdays, and on this occasion rightly concerned at the lack of experience at right back (if we're even playing one).

Caddis not even in the squad.

Wright stated Caddis was injured in the pre-match press conference.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:17:37
Wright stated Caddis was injured in the pre-match press conference.
Is Hunt injured? I haven't heard anything about him for a while.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:18:19
It is indeed a wierd line up as it stands it looks like 2 centre backs but flood the midfield in a 2152 formation!

Not a notion how we are going to line-up. I was ok with Lee Camp but then counted 2 centre backs (counting Grant as a CB currently) and no right back so gave up!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:18:50
We抣l lose and all the other fixtures go in our favour...


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:20:06
Is Hunt injured? I haven't heard anything about him for a while.

Yeah - this is Wright's update on the injuries;

"Not a lot has changed. Hunt has trained but not physically fit enough, Baudry is still too far away. 
Other long-term injuries not close. Caddis may have a slight hamstring problem. Odimayo seeing a specialist for his knee injury at the end of the week."


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:25:56
Baudry is still too far away. 


Far away or small?


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:27:56
Not a notion how we are going to line-up. I was ok with Lee Camp but then counted 2 centre backs (counting Grant as a CB currently) and no right back so gave up!
Perhaps its the "old school" 2-3-5 formation, used very succesfully by Uraguay in 1924, 1928 Olympic Games and also the 1930 FIFA World Cup.

Or the Danubian School of football is a modification of the 2𣛫 formation in which the centre forward plays in a more withdrawn position.

                        Camp
                  Grant   Grounds
             Palmer   Missilou   Payne
Garrick   Smith   Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman  Twine   Thompson


Or maybe the WM formation held in high regard by ex town player Herbert Chapman when he won the title 4 times and the FA cup 2 times with Arsenal and Huddersfield in a 10 year period in the 20/30s.

I was overcome by the spirit of Reg for a moment then!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:28:20
Yeah - this is Wright's update on the injuries;

"Not a lot has changed. Hunt has trained but not physically fit enough, Baudry is still too far away. 
Other long-term injuries not close. Caddis may have a slight hamstring problem. Odimayo seeing a specialist for his knee injury at the end of the week."
Cheers BO.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:34:40
(https://i.postimg.cc/FKqd1y7K/176234671-10223855568872902-4943992677180616206-n.jpg)

I know its by the GW Reds but thats a nice tribute to the great man who is currently struggling badly with his health.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:35:46
Yeah - this is Wright's update on the injuries;

"Not a lot has changed. Hunt has trained but not physically fit enough, Baudry is still too far away. 
Other long-term injuries not close. Caddis may have a slight hamstring problem. Odimayo seeing a specialist for his knee injury at the end of the week."

Does he even know who Baudry is? He抯 literally named him as a sub!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:39:10
Does he even know who Baudry is? He抯 literally named him as a sub!
I think he actually said baldy and TBF I am nowhere near fitness but still way better than Curran.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:54:50
(https://i.postimg.cc/FKqd1y7K/176234671-10223855568872902-4943992677180616206-n.jpg)

I know its by the GW Reds but thats a nice tribute to the great man who is currently struggling badly with his health.

And its his birthday today as well, I believe. Best wishes Alan Mac


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:57:26
And its his birthday today as well, I believe. Best wishes Alan Mac
It is mate, 54 today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 17:59:35
Grounds poor distribution already with his first 2 kicks of the ball.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:00:13
We really have lined up with 2 at CB today and crowd the midfield.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:00:57
Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman 1st time shot from 18 yards well over the bar.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:01:34
A Cowley team playing hoofball, who would have thunk it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:02:03
Can we just ask to be part of the new Super League?  Better to take beatings from decent teams.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:02:08
That's quite the team shape.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:03:33
Both Grant and Grounds making mistakes early.

TBF they both look horribly exposed.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:05:20
Corner to Town.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:06:02
Decent delivery by Payne, Pompey mess up the clearance and it goes out for another corner.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:06:26
Palmer to Grant but he hits it wide.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:07:33
Tyler Smith has started very lively.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:08:18
Payne cross but its caught by the keeper.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:09:02
Thompson gives them the ball on the edge of the box with a terrible pass but we scramble it clear.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:09:25
Tyler Smith has started very lively.
Promising. Let's hope its a new lease for him


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:09:41
Payne to Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman but Smith cant quite get to the through ball in the box.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:10:02
Promising. Let's hope its a new lease for him
He looks very up for it. Like he has a point to prove.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:11:16
Decent save by Camp from a header 8 yards out.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:12:16
Looks like me and you tonight PV😊


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:13:22
Missilou decent challenge to set up Palmer who is fouled 30 yards out.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:13:41
Looks like me and you tonight PV😊
It does, misery loves company :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:13:59
Not going to be much shape to this game, it's all over the place.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RWB Robin on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:14:16
I'm reliant on your reports and updates!!!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:14:22
Good shot by Twine from the FK but he saves it and pushes it wide.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:14:39
I'm reliant on your reports and updates!!!
You are very welcome to them :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:14:44
I have joined you 2 sad bastards


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:15:41
1-0 Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:16:00
Just hopped on the "Big One" at Blackpool...here we go lads...agent Peacock working his magic..ffs Town  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:16:05
boooom!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:16:15
I have joined you 2 sad bastards
We are now "a throng"


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:16:18
New manager bounce


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:16:22
A goal, Swindon style defending there.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:16:22
great play by Smith nicks the ball and passes to Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman 15 yards out and he fires it in the top corner.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:16:37
Pick that out


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:16:48
Perfect timing for the new manager bounce.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:17:12
Oh my word


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:17:27
Wow. Great strike!!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Crackity Jones on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:17:33
Great finish from Brett Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:17:44
I think we will need a few more to stand a chance based on our defending mind.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:18:23
That'll bring the virtual crowds back!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:19:17
It抯 almost as if the players want to play again. As they might have done two months ago.  ::)


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:20:37
If any team could fuck up say a 3-0 lead...Town in 2021 would be the ones to put your dollar on.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:20:59
It抯 almost as if the players want to play again. As they might have done two months ago.  ::)
This.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:21:07
The heady heights of 3rd from bottom..


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:22:31
It抯 almost as if the players want to play again. As they might have done two months ago.  ::)

We don抰 look world beaters but definitely more energy.
2 up front improving ball retention up top.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:22:49
This is shaping up like the team have been sent out and just basically told to do what they want, see how it goes.  It's somewhere between cavalier and all over the shop.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:23:13
I bet Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman enjoyed that goal against his old employers


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:23:35
We don抰 look world beaters but definitely more energy.
2 up front improving ball retention up top.


Helped by Pompey抯 defence playing much too deep.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: AldbourneRed on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:24:27
I really do hate being a naturally optimistic fan at times, I'm entirely resigned to the fact that we're on our way down, but that goal still has me looking at the table and thinking 'what if'.

I'm self aware enough to realise how ridiculous that is.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:25:09
Great take by Camp.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:26:02
Darned Town, building up our hopes again


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:27:28
Do they have a player called Glen Close?


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Super Hans on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:27:47
I really do hate being a naturally optimistic fan at times, I'm entirely resigned to the fact that we're on our way down, but that goal still has me looking at the table and thinking 'what if'.

I'm self aware enough to realise how ridiculous that is.

Yes. I've also checked the table.

You never know!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:27:55
Helped by Pompey抯 defence playing much too deep.

Helped by the dinosaur not 揷oaching
Spineless twat should have walked after Gillingham at least.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:28:04
Do they have a player called Glen Close?
Yes, he's fatally attractive


Title: Re: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: AldbourneRed on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:29:53
Do they have a player called Glen Close?
It's Ben, not Glen.
Close but no cigar.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:30:23
Yes, he's fatally attractive

Ben, I think.

Shaun would have been from our worst nightmares.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:30:26
It's Ben, not Glen.
Close but no cigar.
Very good


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:31:16
Where was that kind of defending for the past 3 months


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:31:27
A few players look like they抮e enjoying playing sans Sheridan. Dom Thompson for one.

Don抰 care what the result ends up as but we at least look like a football team and the effort is there.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:33:38
well, you can at least see what our shape is and what we're trying .

we've done alright.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:35:32
well, you can at least see what our shape is and what we're trying .

we've done alright.
if we put this much effort in on Saturday we wouldnt have conceded 4.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:35:35
Missolou was a much better player when he had his funky braids after the international break..


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:36:26
Twine turns and shoots from 40 yards just over the bar.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:36:31
Ffs 7 players over the half way line when attacking.
Peacock out.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:36:49
Missolou was a much better player when he had his funky braids after the international break..
he was, he looked like a proper player in that 1 game, hes been awful since.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:37:42
Helped by the dinosaur not 揷oaching
Spineless twat should have walked after Gillingham at least.
Absolutely Duke


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:39:20
Camp puts off the other tent Marquis and he takes the ball wide. I guess he was 2 tents :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:39:33
I fancy Tyler to net tonight..


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:40:17
I fancy Tyler in fishnets tonight..
Kinky.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:40:19
Camp puts off the other tent Marquis and he takes the ball wide. I guess he was 2 tents :)

Spendid work that man..


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:41:15
Kinky.

:D


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:41:33
Payne 25 yards too near to the keeper.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:42:39
Good move by Pompey but Grant gets to the cross with a great block.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:43:37
Camp puts off the other tent Marquis and he takes the ball wide. I guess he was 2 tents :)
As long as we don't get pegged back


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:45:06
As long as we don't get pegged back
I shouldnt have started should i? :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:45:36
Another great take and throw by Camp.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:46:31
Payne good turn in the box but he cant get a shot on target.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:46:41
HT 1-0


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Chunkyhair on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:47:01
Having forgotten it was a 6pm KO, after reading this thread think I will log onto i-follow.  If goes to shit, we know who to blame.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:47:24
I shouldnt have started should i? :)

You're the guy I would have expected to.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:47:56
Massive improvement on the last 4 or 5 games, not looking comfortable but passing and defending much better so far.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:48:21
Jeez. Peacock looks like Walter White these days. 


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:48:26
You're the guy I would have expected to.
And like Sean Connery I can only blame it on my shelf.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:48:47
A little easier on the eye.
Nothing special but definitely an improvement.

Fuck off Sheridactyl.
Really gets me angry just thinking the cowardly bastard overstayed his welcome.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:49:41
not bad really. we've competed.

I've no doubt Pompey will come on strong in the second half mind.

makes a big difference having Tyler Smith running up front


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:49:47
Fuck off Sheridactyl.
Really gets me angry just thinking the cowardly bastard overstayed his welcome.
Only by about....well....33 games :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:52:01
What a difference it makes having opposition defenders under pressure. Fuck you Sheridan.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:53:13
Jeez. Peacock looks like Walter White these days. 

Maybe not quite "This place is under new management, by order of the Peaky Blinders", but he looks the part.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:54:07
The "criminally underused" Tyler Smith


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:56:35
Schoolboy error. Thought it was 7pm kick off. Watched first half on bus on way home. We were 1-0 up when I turned in. It's been all Pompey since I switched on. Although neither team looks particularly good.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:57:22
The "criminally underused" Tyler Smith
Tyler needs a player like Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman alongside of him, oh and well Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman needs a plyer like Smith longside of him.

Weird how they have never really played as a front 2 together, Tyler is all over the place playing both channels and he is linking up well with the Hitman, a similar role to what Yates played with Doyle last season.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 18:59:37
I'm reliant on your reports and updates!!!

Robin Reliant?


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:00:29
Schoolboy error. Thought it was 7pm kick off. Watched first half on bus on way home. We were 1-0 up when I turned in. It's been all Pompey since I switched on. Although neither team looks particularly good.

As soon as I saw 憇choolboy error I assumed we抎 conceded


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:00:32
Tyler needs a player like Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman, Brett Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman alongside of him, oh and well Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman, Brett Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman needs a plyer like Smith longside of him.

Weird how they have never really played as a front 2 together, Tyler is all over the place playing both channels and he is linking up well with the Hitman, a similar role to what Yates played with Doyle last season.

It's almost as if a decent coach would have sorted that!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RWB Robin on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:04:21
Robin Reliant?
🤣🤣


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:05:04
As soon as I saw 憇choolboy error I assumed we抎 conceded
Sorry! Overly used phrase this year.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:05:17
Shot by Pompey from 25 yards 10 yards wide.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:07:25
Nice tackle by Garrick to break up the attack then set up Palmer.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:07:53
Payne抯 been a bit approximate tonight.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:08:58
Twine kept possession but he should have released the ball earlier, Wright going mad at twine.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:09:36
Northampton winning


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:11:32
Pinball!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:11:49
Great tackle by Thompson and good save by Camp but town struggle to clear the ball, Grant gives them a corner.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:13:01
Smith great run in the box and pass to Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman but its a little behind him and he cant get a shot in from 15 yards out. Great chance.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:13:15
Criminal miss from Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:13:24
Twine wins the foul just outside the box.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:13:31
Sorry! Overly used phrase this year.

It抯 been used with relentless accuracy!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:13:41
Criminal miss from Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman
Harsh the ball was well behind him. Good chance though.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: flammableBen on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:13:50
Was gonna listen but stayed in the pub. Just in case you wanted an fb update.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:14:26
Quote from: Nomoreheroes
Criminal miss from Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman

should have buried it


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:14:34
Camp good block but Marquis was offside anyway.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:14:43
Good save Camp. Forward offside.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:15:01
should have buried it
Again if the ball was in front of Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman rather than behind him I would agree.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:15:36
Harsh the ball was well behind him. Good chance though.
Slow to react and then control it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:15:53
We're currently helping the piss stains get in the play offs😡


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:16:46
Penalty to Town.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:16:55
Hopefully, the piss stains can return the compliment by beating Wimbledon


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:16:58
Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman a superb pass to Smith who is fouled.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:17:18
Great ball by Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman. Smith fluffs but draws the foul. Penalty


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:17:20
2-0 Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: flammableBen on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:17:30
Was a bit hungover but third Aspalls is slipping down nicely. #fbupdate


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:17:38
2-0 Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman penalty


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:17:40
absolutely superb from Pittman


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:18:02
Took bottle after the last one. Cmon


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:18:12
Oh my days


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:18:21
Gas losing


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bennett on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:18:23
Not sure how that was a yellow. Wasn't an attempt to play the ball.
This is great! We're building some momentum to overcome our -15 start to the next season


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:18:42
Can we?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbsuAbTTsV8


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:19:08
Got lucky. It was an awful first touch from Tyler.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:20:26
Got lucky. It was an awful first touch from Tyler.
TBH I thought he dived :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:21:21
Smith great break but he loses the ball in the box as he tries to shoot.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:22:12
It's not been the greatest performance, and we could have shipped a couple already, but this kind of reminds me of the first few weeks of the season.  We looked like we were a poor mans version of last seasons team, but capable of getting goals and giving teams a game, just ropey as fuck in defence.  If we'd played like that all season we'd have at least 10-15 more points by now.  Not the best team by any stretch, but enough to get wins more frequently.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:22:21
200% the last 2 comments about Smith


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:23:00
Created more chances tonight than the last 6 games.
Just a simple change to the formation yet the useless twat just buried his head in the sand.
Sadly too little too late.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:23:21
Smith is still raw, but he offers something that keeps the defence honest.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:23:25
Quote from: Peter Venkman
Can we?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbsuAbTTsV8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbsuAbTTsV8)

no


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:23:33
Pompey looked poor at their place. Scored 2 against us due to speed and poor defending iirc.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:24:42
No no no I need us to bad without Shez too.  Can抰 deal with us rallying.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:24:55
Good save Camp.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:25:01
Hope Sheridan is watching this. Through his tears. 


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:25:57
Wigan winning


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:26:22
Quote from: Red Frog
Hope Sheridan is watching this. Through his beers. 

fify


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:26:23
Hope Sheridan is watching this. Through his tears. 

Why would he?  He didn't give a shit when he was here, he certainly won't do now..


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:27:21
Quote from: SuggWillSugg MBE
Wigan winning

+ Northampton


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:27:52
Still 23rd.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:28:21
Great ball from Twine to Smith. Shoots weakly at the keeper.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:31:05
Is there a reason for someone to be ringing the bell?


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:31:48
Is there a reason for someone to be ringing the bell?
The Pompey Chimes, they always have a fan or 2 with bells at matches.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:32:20
Agree with commentators that Garrick is defending well in the 2nd half.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:32:47
The Pompey Chimes, they always have a fan or 2 with bells at matches.
Bloody annoying


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:32:57
Agree with commentators that Garrick is defending well in the 2nd half.
He has, 1st half he looked off the pace, this half a lot lot better.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:33:07
Crazy stats according to BBC. Town 32% possession with 12 shots


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:33:12
Is there a reason for someone to be ringing the bell?

Wonder if John Portsmouth Football Club Westwood is outside the ground.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:33:16
Is there a reason for someone to be ringing the bell?

Terry-Thomas?


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:33:29
Bloody annoying
Even worse if you are close to him/them at Fratton Park which I have been a fair few times.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:33:37
Good dive from Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman to get a free kick


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:34:11
That Paul Cook has been a let down since going to Ipswich


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:35:01
Who knew that our strikers could threaten with balls fed through the middle rather than hoofs from halfway?


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:35:17
Missilou off Hope on.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:35:43
Who knew that our strikers could threaten with balls fed through the middle rather than hoofs from halfway?
Indeed, who'd of thunk that, Mr Sheridan.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:35:56
Missilou for Hope.

Payne to CM. Hope to wing


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:35:59
Who knew that our strikers could threaten with balls fed through the middle rather than hoofs from halfway?
Everyone bar one!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:37:55
Long shot by Pompey well over the bar.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:38:22
Wow! Powerful strike from Harness from 35 yards!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:38:55
2-1


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:39:07
Soft goal.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:39:15
bugger


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:39:20
Payne loses it.

Curtis beats offside.

2-1


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:39:33
Payne lost the ball and Garrick and Grant out of position, easy goal.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:39:50
Bollocky arse


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:39:54
Schoolboy error! 😢


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:40:02
Payne抯 not been on it all game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:40:17
Great full length save by Camp.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:40:32
Bloody hell!

Great save Camp!

Should have been 2-2


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:40:59
Jack Payne a central midfielder is not.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:41:43
Schoolboy error! 😢

Don抰. I assumed the reverse this time. Doh!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:41:47
Payne抯 not been on it all game.
His head's been turned


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:41:51
I can see this being 3-2


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:42:20
For me Twine has been really poor today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:44:19
Good take by Camp from the cross, dangerous attack.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:44:43
Their keeper just headed the ball at the edge of the centre circle!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:45:04
For me Twine has been really poor today.

Twine a left midfielder is not.

Both Twine and Payne are luxury players, you can't have them in positions where they need to worry about too much defending and positioning.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:46:08
For me Twine has been really poor today.

Can't imagine being twatted full in the face in the first half helped much.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:46:24
Camp 1 bounce to Smith who volleys it high but its too soft to beat their keeper.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:46:26
Fampton 2 nil up


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:46:53
Can't imagine being twatted full in the face in the first half helped much.
Probably not, he has looked a bit vacant with the ball at times.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:47:12
Broadbent on for Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:47:29
Broadbent coming on for Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman.

Who is not happy with Wright


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:47:30
5 mins added time.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:48:10
3-1


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:48:17
Tyler Smith!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:48:24
you fucking beauty


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:48:27
Great goal by T Smith

3-1


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:48:39
Hope tackles on the half way line give it to Smith who beats 2 men and slots it in the corner.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:48:43
All about the fishnets..


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:48:53
Tyler Smith is like a poor mans Andy Cole.  He is all shins and knees but his movement and pace create so many opportunities that chances are he might get one right.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:49:00
An example of managerial excellence


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:49:02
Tyler confirms his MotM performance.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:49:12
All about the fishnets..
:D


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:49:27
That抯 a massive fuck you to John Sheridan.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:49:40
What might have been if Smith had been appreciated by the previous incumbent. Annoying


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:49:48
Actually makes me angry we could have been doing this all season without the intervening Ice Age.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:50:34
For a team on the edge of the play offs Pompey were really poor.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:50:42
Twine a left midfielder is not.

Both Twine and Payne are luxury players, you can't have them in positions where they need to worry about too much defending and positioning.

Certainly think it's difficult to come up with a formation with two strikers and both, although I think Payne has a bit more industry about him.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:51:06
Actually makes me angry we could have been doing this all season without the intervening Ice Age.
Absofuckinglutely


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:51:23
That抯 a massive fuck you to John Sheridan.
This.

John Sheridan - "I cant get any more from this team".

Wright and Peacock - "fuck you play to their strengths".


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:51:32
For a team on the edge of the play offs Pompey were really poor.
100%


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:51:45
Actually makes me angry we could have been doing this all season without the intervening Ice Age.

It's a shame he couldn't jurassic park the bus properly.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: flammableBen on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:51:55
Get in . Mate just turned up and insisted on paying for the round. #fBupdate


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:52:24
Get in 3-1!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:52:57
Tyler Smith - just that little bit of pace through the middle.
Sadly not enough games left.
Makes me even more angry tonight. Against one of the better teams we go and win.
Fuck you Jurassic.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Crackity Jones on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:53:00
Well played boys. Let's at least go down fighting


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:53:11
Probably too late but what a relief there is some semblance of a team left


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:54:20
Too little, too late, but a bit of pride restored and further evidence that Sheridan going when he first resigned (or better, five minutes after being appointed) might have given us a chance.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:54:58
Too little, too late, but a bit of pride restored and further evidence that Sheridan going when he first resigned (or better, five minutes after being appointed) might have given us a chance.
Indeed.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ticker45 on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:55:06
Actually makes me angry we could have been doing this all season without the intervening Ice Age.

Without a doubt. Smith up front chasing people down and scoring goals, a bit like (but not really in the same class) a certain Jerry Yates.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:56:57
Without a doubt. Smith up front chasing people down and scoring goals, a bit like (but not really in the same class) a certain Jerry Yates.

A similar point to that I made earlier.

Weird how they have never really played as a front 2 together, Tyler is all over the place playing both channels and he is linking up well with the Hitman, a similar role to what Yates played with Doyle last season.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 19:58:16
Indeed.

Blame sits squarley with Power - should have fucked him off in Jan/Feb


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:00:12
Why not?  :)

Town 3-2 Pompey

The dream is still alive  :D

Not too shabby  :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:00:24
Well, that looked like a team that had essentially been sent out to do their own thing.  We looked very similar to how we started the season - a threat but open as hell at the back.  If we had played this way all season we'd still have shipped a load of goals, we'd still have lost more than we won, but we'd have given a few teams better games got more points.

Thompson looked much closer to the first game he played for us - he wanted to get forward in the first half, he knuckled down to defend when he saw that was what we needed in the second.

Garrick actually looked like a right back today - if someone can work on his positioning and give him same games in that position, I think I may re-assess his future prospects.  He is not good enough to play in an advanced role, but his pace and focus on tackling and tracking could earn something there.

Grant and Grounds looked like an odd couple at times, did not look that assured defending, but Grant always seems composed with the ball.  He allows more attacks to build.

Palmer and Missilou were energetic, I'll give them that.  You'd want two better players if you could find them, but they harried.

Twine - he can't play out wide if we play only two central midfielders.  He's going to influence a game near their box and play in spurts, but you can't have him worrying about defending.  Same for Payne.

Brett did a decent job, good finish for the first goal.  if only he had some legs.

Smith my MotM for me.  Yes he is raw, yes he miss controls 50% of the balls and yes he sometimes runs up blind alleys.  BUT, he worries the defence all game, he makes good runs if only someone can play him in and he is going to get three or four chances a game.  He doesn't need to be Gary Lineker to score then, he'll be able to fuck up three knowing another one will come off.

Overall it looked like a poor to average L1 team that had the shackles removed.  Great result, just exposes the shit we've been served.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:08:21
Wimbledon losing...


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Arriba on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:09:45
If Sheridan had gone sooner we'd not be in this position. I'm certain of that. Great result. Another win next match and who knows eh?!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:11:02
Wright:
- Get dignity
- Bit of luck
- Couple of good saves from Camp
- Credit to the players. They stood up
- Two up front looked dangerous even against Wimbledon where we defended poorly
- Kept Smith on because he could turn people. Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman wasn't happy
- Maybe Smith should have played more, but he has had injuries
- Told players not to lie down
- Hasn't always been down do effort. Lots of mistakes. Six goalkeeprs (he's missed 2 hasn't he?)
- Players down when Sheridan left. Today was a bit of pride in their performance
- Tough game as they are a good side
- When a manager leaves you should look in the mirror. Maybe it was the kick up the bum they needed
- Sheridan was getting all of the criticism. Wright wanted a response from players and got it
- Rest tomorrow and will go on thursday and friday to prepare
- We have to believe we can win. We seemed to do that today
- Mildenhall's role hasnt changed much
- Peacock (Wright doesnt know him well) but he has come up as there is noone else
- Peacock suggest different things? He spoke to the strikers a bit as he wa astriker
- When Sheridan left, Wright knew what he was going to do vs Pompey as Wright had watched t hem
- Pitch looked bumpy and lively tonight
- Hope everyone enjoyed tonight as we have had some bad Tuesdays and Saturdays
- Practiced zone marking yesterday
- Garrick did well on Saturday and today, but noone else available at RB due to injuries.
- Baudry could be involved for next game. Hasnt trained much but is getting there.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:13:59
Hartely:
- Garrick wouldn't have expected to play RB when came here as a wide right striker
- Initially played striker but now seems to be RB
- Had hard job in first half and needed a bit of encouragement and help. Second half he was excellent.
- They overloaded Garrick in second half but he was still able to cope. Deserved the credit from manager
- Thompson exposed on occasion but covered well a couple of times too. Expected him to be an attacking FB, but defended well today, blocking off areas
- Missilou with Payne and Palmer tried to blunt Pompey attack as much as possible


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:15:55
"players down when Sheridan left" 😳


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:17:40
Down the pub!


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:18:52
Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman:
- Always nice when you win and when you score
- Doesnt really matter it was an old club
- Really, really enjoyed time at Pompey.
- Nothing bad to say about Pompey
- Played alright. Scoring first goal helps
- Knew we wouldnt have the ball much. Thought we were a threat on the counter
- Extra striker, it helped
- Close to working against Wimbledon too
- Bit more obvious to the eye that it worked tonight.
- If he misses 3 in a row he will give up penalties
- Wright shouted from the bench for Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman to take it
- Releaved to score
- Football is football. People come and go. Not for Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman to say. All he could say is that he had a good relationship with Sheridan. But people come and go
- Whether the manager goes or stays then everyone needs to look in the mirror. We havent been good enough all season. Everyone has to take responsibility as a club
- Said in training and tonight that we want to finish as best we can. Showing a bit of pride, even if we go down.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:20:24
Wimbledon losing...

Never mind.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:21:38
It抯 1-1 now and piss stains down to 10 piss stains


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:21:48
I can't work out if there's an element of professionalism in the players not throwing Sheridan under the bus, or if it's really just protecting someone and enbaling them to do the same again.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:25:14
2-1 to wimbledon


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:25:25
strange warm feeling inside

lack of feeling shouty at own shadow

what's going on...

yeah it's too late, but credit where it's due. That was hard but good. Semi lucky at times, but also deserved


nice one town


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:27:16
It's a shame he couldn't jurassic park the bus properly.

 :clap:


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:30:05
Fucking Rochdale winning now as well.  Why didn't you fuck off weeks ago you Jurassic twat.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:33:47
Blame sits squarley with Power - should have fucked him off in Jan/Feb

This - just need him to fuck off for some consolation on a shit show of a season.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:42:42
We're down, knew that weeks ago. Still, it would be good to finish on a flourish.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: diggers on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:47:28
Tonight showed what might have been, had the chairman actually given a shit and got rid of Sheridan months ago. This group of players will never set the world alight  but we really should have had enough to survive. We looked so much better tonight, all be it, against a very poor performance from Pompey.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:52:23
2-1 to wimbledon

Probably for the best, it'll only prolong the agony otherwise.

Plus, it's Oxford they're beating. Could you imagine them going up as we go down? *shudder*


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Anteater on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20:55:47
We're down, knew that weeks ago. Still, it would be good to finish on a flourish.
This and if Power finally goes we have a silver lining for next season.
Well done Town tonight. Fair play to Brett x 6 who as far as I'm concerned can lay down in the centre circle and play with himself for 85 minutes if he scores 2 every game !
Smith MOM. Fair play to him too, never thought I'd go for that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 21:05:38
Not sure if I'm pleased or not tbh. I mean obviously always enjoy a Town win but FFS "this is what you could have won". Too late now.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: flammableBen on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 21:15:03
Can we still make the play offs


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 21:25:10
My ratings are only really for what I saw in the second half. Tuned in for the first on a phone after 20 mins.

Camp 8
-   Made several excellent saves, including a full length dive to his left. He provides so much confidence at the back. If he抎 been here all year we would have been on the edge of the play offs at least. A strong candidate for MotM again, as he has been every game

Thompson 6
-   Caught out of position a couple of times and played some awful balls up field. However, was trying tonight and defended pretty well on the whole

Grounds 6
-   Quiet game. Didn抰 see him do anything wrong

Grant 6
-   Won lots of headers from corners. Relatively quiet game which is good

Garrick 7
-   Thought he defended really well. He snuffed out their left side, even though he was often doubled up on. Good performance

Missilou 5.5
-   Broke up play and helped the defence

Palmer 6
-   Broke up lots of play.

Payne 6
-   Looked a little off his game tonight. Couple nice nicks and flicks, but some pretty poor passing too. Also, totally wrong footed the defence with a comedy goal give away too.

Twine 5
-   Disappointing evening. Main contribution what to be smacked in the face. Showed his vision with some lovely passes, but they were few and far between, as he didn抰 get hold of the game.

T Smith 8
-   I抎 quite like to sign him. He tries very hard. He抯 very rough and ready, but he抯 got something about him. He抯 about 2 years behind Yates I recon.

Brett, Brett, Brett, Brett Pitman, Brett Pitman
-   Played walking pace football for most of the half. Missed a chance that I thought he would have scored if he hadn抰 been ambling The ball was behind him, but he didn抰 react quickly. Offered absolutely nothing for much of the half, then pulled out a fantastic piece of control and ball through to enable Smith to get a penalty.

Subs:
Hope 6
-   Did well to intercept a pass and lay on a beautiful through ball for Smith to score. But, other than that, I didn抰 think he offered much going forward and didn抰 help Garrick as much as he could have in defending.

Broadbent N/A
-   Not on long enough to influence the game. Although, the fact that they didn抰 score means he must have done his job.


Title: Re: Swindon v Pompey pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bamboonoclue on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 00:41:26

T Smith 8
-   I抎 quite like to sign him. He tries very hard. He抯 very rough and ready, but he抯 got something about him. He抯 about 2 years behind Yates I recon.


This.

If and it's a big one but he'll have to give it some consideration (because his future isn't too certain), he was prepared to drop down to L2 then T.Smith could quite easily end up on 20 goals (even though it can be done with 2 x 10, 3 x 7, or 4 x 5 goal men and an experienced RB (thank you Reginald)) when played to his strengths.

It could end up kick starting his career again. He knows he's likely not wanted by Sheff Utd  and after the season he has had (in terms of knowing where he belongs), it would be nice for him to not lodge at Uncle Tommy's any more and set up shop at Town on a perm. It will probably come down to if any L1 clubs take a punt on him...and he will probably do ok too.

Would be a cracking signing in L2 and I'm sure he'd fucking love being top goalscorer!