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Title: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 19:12:09
See they go on sale to season ticket holders tomorrow. We've got 3 season tickets, under my old man's name. His account just says 'season ticket holder.' Will I be able to get 3?


Title: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 20:20:15
I have the same question!

I've been able to buy home tickets that way, but that was then..

edit:
I have 3 season tickets, one for me and 2 u18s.

the u18s have their own online account, so I've added them into "my network" and I should be able to manage tickets for them.

I assume you are talking online...


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 20:59:50
I have the same question!

I've been able to buy home tickets that way, but that was then..

edit:
I have 3 season tickets, one for me and 2 u18s.

the u18s have their own online account, so I've added them into "my network" and I should be able to manage tickets for them.

I assume you are talking online...

I am talking online yeah. Can't even link accounts so not sure what to do.. probably should just try ringing


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: china red on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 21:02:50
I used my 3 season tickets to buy 3 Northampton tickets the day they came out


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Posh Red on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 22:41:17
I am talking online yeah. Can't even link accounts so not sure what to do.. probably should just try ringing

You used to be able to add other tickets using their customer number on the network option.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: stfcjack on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 22:52:14
Yeah also have the same issue here, I’m sure it would be easy to work out if I could make it into the club shop but unable too and will probably be sold out by the time I can 😫 have sent the club an email to clarify how it works so will share if I find anything out.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Crispy on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 06:42:52
700 allocation...


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Quagmire on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 07:04:39
700 allocation...

Surely not? They said they didn’t know last night.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Crispy on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 07:06:57
Surely not? They said they didn’t know last night.

Afraid so mate. Going to be lucky if any hit general sale.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: stfcjack on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 07:19:01
700 wtf?! What’s their reasoning behind that?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Crispy on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 07:26:15
I'd imagine the likes of Stevenage hasn't helped. 500 Terraced and 200 Seated. A bit shit really, but probably the reason Northampton won't release more also.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: stfcjack on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 07:32:18
Fucking hell, not exactly Millwall are we 😂 Ive seen rovers ripping up seats at our place before


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Crispy on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 07:36:14
Could well be wrong, but it's the only logical reason that makes sense to me... In the current climate and without football for such a prolonged period, you'd imagine clubs, especially League 2 clubs, would want as many away fans through the gate as possible.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: 4D on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 07:37:30
700 wtf?! What’s their reasoning behind that?

Worried we'll outnumber their support?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Crispy on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 07:40:08
Worried we'll outnumber their support?

Did message a Bristol Rovers supporting friend yesterday who said a fair few Gas are boycotting due to Barton, so who knows..  :sherlock:


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: 4D on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 07:41:29
Saves em putting up an extra tent I suppose  :girlgiggle:


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: 4D on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 07:43:24
Or it could be practice for conference crowds?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Crispy on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 07:44:34
Saves em putting up an extra tent I suppose  :girlgiggle:

Probably haven't got the one back they hire out to Wimbledon for the tennis each year  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Tails on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 09:08:29
Got mine just now. I really hope it's more than 700 though, that's pathetic. If it is I hope we can be petty enough to give them the same in the return fixture.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Quagmire on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 09:09:06
Got mine just now. I really hope it's more than 700 though, that's pathetic. If it is I hope we can be petty enough to give them the same in the return fixture.

They wouldn’t sell them anyway.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 09:28:56
Got mine just now. I really hope it's more than 700 though, that's pathetic. If it is I hope we can be petty enough to give them the same in the return fixture.

Just got mine.
700 !! - Will struggle to reach general sale.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: stfcjack on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 09:29:47
Yep got mine, this will be sold out very quickly


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 09:39:59
Normally we are given 1,300ish allocation and almost always sell it out, not sure why thats virtually halved.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 09:54:07
got mine. noice


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: 4D on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 09:55:22
I'll go in the tote end  :)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 10:06:57
Normally we are given 1,300ish allocation and almost always sell it out, not sure why thats virtually halved.

I would imagine twats throwing seats and generally being bell ends leads to teams comparing revenue from sales with stewarding and police costs and thinking fuck it. the reduction in our travelling support just being a pleasing benefit.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 10:11:28
I would imagine twats throwing seats and generally being bell ends leads to teams comparing revenue from sales with stewarding and police costs and thinking fuck it. the reduction in our travelling support just being a pleasing benefit.
I am sure thats probably the underlying reason, now we know how the Rovers fans felt a couple of years ago when they ripped up our seats on the Bank and threw them on the pitch, for which they never recieved any warning of conduct and their club never apologised for either.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 10:16:45
Perhaps they were using them to keep the rain off!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 10:19:27
Perhaps they were using them to keep the rain off!
True, it was only a week or so before Christmas when it happened.

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/1078988.fans-clash-as-rivalries-boil-over/

A mention of the TEF in the report too :D


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 10:24:23
The Inn On The Green has just had an exterior lick of paint. Not sure about the inside.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 10:25:31
True, it was only a week or so before Christmas when it happened.

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/1078988.fans-clash-as-rivalries-boil-over/

A mention of the TEF in the report too :D

That's it, look at that 130 knackers needed, not sure what clubs pay for extra police but as £22 a ticket 700 additional tickets only brings in just over 15k, its probably just not worth it.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: cired45 on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 10:47:39
I have been trying the box office all morning, and the message on ticket master is just that the person on that number is unavailable.  Anybody got any tips on how to get hold of anyone?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Broadbents Tackle on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 11:57:38
True, it was only a week or so before Christmas when it happened.

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/1078988.fans-clash-as-rivalries-boil-over/

A mention of the TEF in the report too :D

That was DMR using his real name to make those second comments, genius that he was  :girlgiggle:

The game at theirs at the end of the season was pretty feisty too.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 12:16:57
Quote from: cired45
I have been trying the box office all morning, and the message on ticket master is just that the person on that number is unavailable.  Anybody got any tips on how to get hold of anyone?

sorry no. just what it says: Telephone - 0330 002 1993 - select option 2

can't do it online?
----------
also:

"Please be aware that the club are in current discussions over final capacity for this game, and a final decision will be made early next week."


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Crispy on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 12:32:00
sorry no. just what it says: Telephone - 0330 002 1993 - select option 2

can't do it online?
----------
also:

"Please be aware that the club are in current discussions over final capacity for this game, and a final decision will be made early next week."

700  :toocool:


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 12:32:13
sorry no. just what it says: Telephone - 0330 002 1993 - select option 2

can't do it online?
----------
also:

"Please be aware that the club are in current discussions over final capacity for this game, and a final decision will be made early next week."
I'm guessing it has sold out already as nothing available online now that I can see.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: STFC_Gazza on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 12:35:41
I'm guessing it has sold out already as nothing available online now that I can see.

Still there on line, will allow terrace tickets but not seats, (just found out I had to clear the filter)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 12:51:22
Still there on line, will allow terrace tickets but not seats, (just found out I had to clear the filter)
It's a mess, I've got 2 season tickets but won't let me assign on the second so can only buy one.

Trying to ring on the 0330 number and rings but don't even get an option to select. How can all things ticketing be such a shambles still, you'd think it would be priority number 1 to get sorted.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: JanAirplaneMan on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 13:03:53
I have the same issue, 2 STs and can only buy 1 ticket, emailed club ... no response and by the time i get a response they will all be sold..!! not happy


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 13:12:44
I have the same issue, 2 STs and can only buy 1 ticket, emailed club ... no response and by the time i get a response they will all be sold..!! not happy
Got through on the phone and some really confused sounding girl didn't have a clue what to do, just said she thinks it's sold out. I get they've had a lot to do but ticketing in general is a farce at the minute.


Title: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 13:19:14
theakston. it is possible.

but you need to have 2 accounts (1 for each st) and added the second season ticket account  to your network.

you should then be able to select 2 as quantity and assign second to someone in your 'network'.

problem is I did this ages ago and can't remember the process. it did involve getting the other accounts 'approval' (email was sent to them somewhere down the line)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 13:21:01
theakston. it is possible.

but you need to have 2 accounts and added the second season ticket to your network.

you should then be able to select 2 as quantity and assign second to someone in your 'network'.

problem is I did this ages ago and can't remember the process. it did involve getting the other accounts 'approval' (email was sent to them somewhere down the line)
But I bought both season tickets on my account so my other half has never had an account and doesn't want an account. So basically I've gotta register a new account to a fake email or something just to get around an awful ticketing system, utter shambles.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: stfcjack on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 13:41:26
True, it was only a week or so before Christmas when it happened.

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/1078988.fans-clash-as-rivalries-boil-over/

A mention of the TEF in the report too :D

Remember this game, was only 11 at the time. Remember being sat in the Arkrells with my grandad, rovers went 1-0 up and must have been 3 or 4 rovers fans jump up a few rows back, seem to recall them getting a good few slaps! The best part was by the time they were being escorted down the steps we had gone 2-1 up :D


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 14:18:02
I have the same issue, 2 STs and can only buy 1 ticket, emailed club ... no response and by the time i get a response they will all be sold..!! not happy

If only there was a supporters organisation that could escalate these issues to the club...  ;)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 14:49:45
Sold out? Or removed for me because I've already purchased?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Crispy on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 14:50:40
Sold out? Or removed for me because I've already purchased?


Sold out.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 14:54:43
blimey

expected I suppose.

hopefully we'll get more for those not lucky


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 16:44:08
theakston - do both your session tickets have the same client ref?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 16:53:04
I am sure thats probably the underlying reason, now we know how the Rovers fans felt a couple of years ago when they ripped up our seats on the Bank and threw them on the pitch, for which they never recieved any warning of conduct and their club never apologised for either.

Yeah, but its different when its us. As with basically everything. Illegal payments to players being the most egregious occasion.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 18:05:47
I'm guessing it has sold out already as nothing available online now that I can see.

You need to have two client references and have the assign rights to purchase on the other persons behalf.
This hasn’t changed since on line ticketing was set up.
I purchase mine and both my kids for every away game.

Unfortunately I can’t remember how I initially sorted this out.
Would help I agree if you could speak to someone at the club who could sort it out.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Pookemon on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 18:11:00
Fucking stupid if we've sold out in a few hours - Where were you all when we were owned by a cunt.

Didn't have trouble getting tickets when we were winning the league a couple of years ago - will be the first game I've missed this season.

A big thank you to all those cunts at Stevenage who's actions have, undoubtedly, led to us getting reduced allocations at Northampton and Rovers.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: fuzzy on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 18:51:46
Fortunately my wife is working from home. This enabled her to have the phone ringing in her ear and the internet on her laptop until she got through on one or the other.

It took her a while but she managed to bag 2 on line.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: cired45 on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 19:34:30
I stayed on the phone all day, when someone finally answered I was told they had sold out and don’t expect to get any more due to the way “our supports” acted at Stevenage


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 19:37:59
Quote from: TheDukeOfBanbury
You need to have two client references .....

I thought every ST had different numbers (mine do) but someone on Facebook said they had the same client ref number as her child.

needs sorting out if so. the phone lines don't seem to be a viable way to get tickets for many.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Pookemon on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 20:25:06
I stayed on the phone all day, when someone finally answered I was told they had sold out and don’t expect to get any more due to the way “our supports” acted at Stevenage

By "Supports" she of course means selfish, half witted, 70s loving, neanderthal tossers (of signage).


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 21:50:20
theakston - do both your session tickets have the same client ref?
Yep both had my ID. Ended up having to make a ‘fake’ account and get the club to move one of the season tickets to this. In the intervening period it of course sold out. Like I say all things tickets are a shambles from selling tickets through to actually getting fans into the ground on match day’s!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 22:42:06
bugger :( I suppose at least it's fine for next time (fgr?)

the phone situation isn't great right now


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, September 17, 2021, 10:46:18
bugger :( I suppose at least it's fine for next time (fgr?)

the phone situation isn't great right now

FGR will be fine as on SKY.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, September 17, 2021, 11:17:38
Leon Clarke out with a long term injury - surprise there!

Also Sam Nicholson injured - whoever he is.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, September 17, 2021, 11:36:05
Leon Clarke out with a long term injury - surprise there!

Also Sam Nicholson injured - whoever he is.

So that means they have Fatty Pitman.
The natives are restless with Barton and want him out.
This game has real spice about it.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: 4D on Friday, September 17, 2021, 11:39:31
Gotta be a 'One Joey Barton' chant  :)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: THE FLASH on Friday, September 17, 2021, 15:54:27
When the Gas come to the CG, give em the Bank and fuck all else. 

Didnt they rip up seats a few years ago?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, September 17, 2021, 15:59:02
When the Gas come to the CG, give em the Bank and fuck all else. 

Didnt they rip up seats a few years ago?
Half the Bank…. They should only get the same number that they’ve given us, bit tit for tat but they’ve brought it on themselves.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 17, 2021, 16:17:55
but then we lose out on revenue from one of our biggest pay days


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, September 17, 2021, 16:19:35
but then we lose out on revenue from one of our biggest pay days
Lower police and stewarding costs will probably offset a bit of it!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Pookemon on Friday, September 17, 2021, 17:58:54
When the Gas come to the CG, give em the Bank and fuck all else. 

Didnt they rip up seats a few years ago?

Suspect it is not out of choice but police or EFL advice that we haven't got our allocation. 


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 18, 2021, 18:44:40
Will he be there when we play them. Only 5600 Rovers fans in attendance

https://twitter.com/swanseagas/status/1439257391065931782/video/1


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, September 19, 2021, 11:53:07
Half the Bank…. They should only get the same number that they’ve given us, bit tit for tat but they’ve brought it on themselves.
Give them the whole bank and pray that it pisses down.   :badmood: :badmood: :D


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: The Million Pound Man on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 13:19:37
Club mentioned the allocation would be finalised early this week, guessing that means no more tickets coming?  :no:


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Crispy on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 15:19:40
Club mentioned the allocation would be finalised early this week, guessing that means no more tickets coming?  :no:

 :no:

Sold out.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Monday, September 27, 2021, 18:12:09
I’ve missed out of the Away end tickets, waited in hope of more tickets arriving but now given up hope. So I’ll be very carefully be keeping my mouth shut and sitting in the home end. Might not be able to resist joining in if they start turning on Barton because that’s something I think we can all agree on how much a c*** he is. 3-0 Swindon if Williams is fit.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Batch on Monday, September 27, 2021, 18:32:41
it could be Rochdale or anywhere
Hartlepool, or home,
Rovers get battered,
everywhere they go..


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: Ginginho on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 06:31:13
They're only 3 points worse off than us after 9 games and have won the same amount as us (3).
They're actually on a better run of form than us, having won 2 of their last 4, we haven't won in the last 4.

This won't be an easy game, but reckon we'll nick it 2-1.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 06:40:12
They’re fucking shit. End of.

Garner will tap the final nail into Barton’s coffin.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers (a)
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 08:01:30
I was going to start an official matchday thread but we may as well use this one.

I don't think Rovers are doing as badly as it seems, got a horrible feeling they'll pinch it.

Gash 2-1 Town. Att: 6,945 (700* of us)

*officially  ;) more likely 1,000.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: tans on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 14:33:58
We’ll lose


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 14:36:15
Not to that rabble, we won’t.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 14:37:14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLXeFr9TYMs

True story.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 14:40:18
Swindon to suffer a single goal defeat in front of 7,745 fans with 705 (officially) Town fans there.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 14:41:52
0 - 0

Att: 12,300


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: tans on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 15:06:20
Fatboy pitman will score also


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: REDBUCK on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 17:56:15
It's Rovers away and likely to be pissing down, narrow defeat for me.

First of run of a few i think.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 19:34:43
This has a win written all over it. Cannot see a draw, boring or otherwise. I will wait to see who we put out to play first before make a move either way.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: DiV on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 20:26:50
67% possession.
1-0 defeat.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: stfcjack on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 07:06:48
Is there an away fans pub?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 08:42:38
Is there an away fans pub?
Personally I would and always will avoid the Inn on the green at Horfield after this, football or no football.

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/1363159.thugs-baseball-attack-on-town-fans/


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 08:46:48
Is there an away fans pub?

It will be interesting to see if the same kids that were at Northampton and Stevenage go to Bristol. I suspect given the edge from Garner and Pitman and the fact we haven't played Rovers in front of a crowd for a while, it's going to be tense off the pitch with a largish police presence.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 10:58:02
67% possession.
1-0 defeat.
Have you got one right yet?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 11:01:56
Have you got one right yet?
I have put the same prediction for every game and got 2 right so far out of 9 games, thats a pretty impressive strike rate! :D


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 11:12:53
Just a conversation with a Gas supporter at the depot. He thinks they could win narrowly or get smashed. I had to laugh, I told him we won’t smash you but we could win narrowly or get beat like he said narrowly. I still don’t think it is going to be a draw.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: stfcjack on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 17:31:04
Personally I would and always will avoid the Inn on the green at Horfield after this, football or no football.

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/1363159.thugs-baseball-attack-on-town-fans/

Yeah remember that at the time, absolutely awful!

I have also drank in the city centre on previous visits there, but can be a right pain getting over to the ground.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 08:12:53
Anyone wanting a safe pre-match drink before the game and are driving check out the Willy Wicket pub right next to  the roundabout on the ringroad before towards Emersons Green and only a few minutes off the M32 jct 1


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: DiV on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 08:55:36
Have you got one right yet?

Not yet.

I was 5% out last game I think.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 09:05:43
2-1 Gas 7950


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 14:20:41
has their away terrace got a roof?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 14:23:00
Nope. Payback!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 14:45:47
bugger! waterproofs it is


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: michael on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 14:57:56
Anyone wanting a safe pre-match drink before the game and are driving check out the Willy Wicket pub right next to  the roundabout on the ringroad before towards Emersons Green and only a few minutes off the M32 jct 1
If you likes yer craft beers there is a very good bottle shop along Gloucester Road, "Bottles and Books", about a 10 minute walk from the Memorial Stadium.

Last time I went they had several taps to choose from for a sit in (it isn't very big, mind you) as well as a load of fridges full of a very wide range of cans.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: stfcjack on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 15:21:33
I’ve seen that the Wellington is mentioned on the football ground guide, not been there though so not sure what it’s like for away supporters


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 16:10:53
Find a pub that has real ales and not just that gassy shit and drink as much as you can, thems the rules.
Plenty of boozers on the main drag from the city centre to the ground.

Might well give the Gloucester Road Alehouse & Kitchen a go.

Looking like wet weather gear and singing in the rain.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: 4D on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 16:59:24
The Lazy Dog looks decent


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 17:37:12
Used to love going to Eastville.
A proper ground, wonderful welcome from the locals and that ticking gas canister.
An Experience for sure and never seen so many rockabilly’s in a short space of time.





Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Private Fraser on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 20:13:38
Used to love going to Eastville.
A proper ground, wonderful welcome from the locals and that ticking gas canister.
An Experience for sure and never seen so many rockabilly’s in a short space of time.





This cropped up tonight. Remember it well ...

https://twitter.com/robertmdaws/status/1443663854202916869?s=20


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 21:21:35
This cropped up tonight. Remember it well ...

https://twitter.com/robertmdaws/status/1443663854202916869?s=20

Cracking picture that.
Just love the old grounds and memories.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: 4D on Friday, October 1, 2021, 00:13:14
My Great Aunt and Uncle uses to live in St Werburghs, used to remember going down there in the 70s and seeing games in action from the M32 above.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, October 1, 2021, 11:33:48
I've just finished listening to the LSP covering last weekend's game against Col U and I can't help but agreeing with Rich P re the game tomorrow.

I think Barton is going to have Rovers right up for it tomorrow and they are going to be in our faces from the start. We are going to have to play intelligently tomorrow and hopefully with a strong referee this will backfire and we'll be able to keep cool and play our game. I do fear however that this might not be the case and we might wilt under their aggressive stance.

I hope to be very wrong but think we might lose tomorrow. 2-0


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, October 1, 2021, 11:48:41
Wet and windy + fanny football = 1-4


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 1, 2021, 11:59:30
Since 1968 in all competitions we have lost 8 times at Rovers but won 9 times with 4 ending as draws, during that run we manged to find the net 4 times in 5 seperate games.

In those 21 games we have scored 33 times conceding just 26, we have kept 4 clean sheets there in that time too.

For tomorrows game Rovers have imprtant players Nicholson and ex Town striker Leon Clarke missing and a couple of other players touch and go apparently.

I fully expect Piemaster Pitman to score and do the Truffle Shuffle in front of Town fans.

They have been playing 3421 with Pieman as the fairy on the Christmas tree so similar formation to how we have been lining up recently. They too like possession and keeping hold of the ball.

Rovers fans also have been berating their lack of goals with only 8 scored so far in their 9 games compared to our 9, but,  they have conceded double our goals against with 14 so far. They have 3 wins and 2 draw with 5 defeats and sit 9 places below us in 18th place just 3 points behind us.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Friday, October 1, 2021, 12:13:37
I know I read a post somewhere but I believe it was old as well.
I will be watching my first match via ifollow tomorrow. 
Can someone that has been doing that tell me what to expect.  I believe it is really a single camera but how does audio work?  is the broadcast from the bbc just sent through with the video?  can you hear the crowd at all?  Someone had mentioned that the STFC fans maybe a little hostile towards Bristol's coach because of his legal issues, i would like to hear that ! :D

any tips or info would be appreciated


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 1, 2021, 12:16:52
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/ian-holloway-ben-garner-bristol-5996150


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: RobertT on Friday, October 1, 2021, 12:25:57
I know I read a post somewhere but I believe it was old as well.
I will be watching my first match via ifollow tomorrow. 
Can someone that has been doing that tell me what to expect.  I believe it is really a single camera but how does audio work?  is the broadcast from the bbc just sent through with the video?  can you hear the crowd at all?  Someone had mentioned that the STFC fans maybe a little hostile towards Bristol's coach because of his legal issues, i would like to hear that ! :D

any tips or info would be appreciated


Yes, it's a single camera from a good angle with the BBC radio commentary synched.  You can usually hear the crowd quite clearly.  In one of our games last season, they couldn't get the Commentary set-up so we got to hear a mic that was next to the Managers bench and heard every last ting our Manager at the time was shouting.  It was not pleasant.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 1, 2021, 12:37:11
they couldn't get the Commentary set-up so we got to hear a mic that was next to the Managers bench and heard every last ting our Manager at the time was shouting.  It was not pleasant.
The manager or his shouting? :D


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Friday, October 1, 2021, 12:43:17
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/ian-holloway-ben-garner-bristol-5996150

Interesting....nothing like motivation!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Friday, October 1, 2021, 15:17:34
Will this thread have comments being posted during the match or will there be another thread?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Quagmire on Friday, October 1, 2021, 16:23:46
It’ll be this one. JJ will supply a minute to minute text commentary and you’ll almost feel like you’re there.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: RobertT on Friday, October 1, 2021, 16:29:08
I am sure DV will pop along to suggest a chat bot could be deployed to just post "Conroy passes to Crichlow, who passes back to Conroy" over and over again.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: REDBUCK on Friday, October 1, 2021, 18:24:03
I get the impression that Iandolo has a bot already.   :D


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: DiV on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 00:17:33
I am sure DV will pop along to suggest a chat bot could be deployed to just post "Conroy passes to Crichlow, who passes back to Conroy" over and over again.

News Monkey has been out of work for quite a few years now.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: 4D on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 01:37:42
I always had a soft spot for Rovers because my great uncle was a fan. The last 20 years I think I dislike them more than shitty. Scummy.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 07:48:25
Avon calling. Pre match or-right moi luvver in The Commercial Rooms.
A couple of coffee chasers before sales of medicinal waters start.

With the rain, the ball should zip across the surface today, which might make for a more up tempo affair.
Should be a good atmosphere and the locals will have been whipped up into a frenzy following the sold out Wurzels gig here the other day.
Wonder if Pitman will be playing, defend correctly & he shouldn't be a problem.
The late Adge Cutler would probably have more pace & movement even now.

Hopefully no scenes of thuggish behaviour after the match, then again should be well away from the ground by the time Barton finishes media duties.
I'm guessing that JB still tries to project the pseudo intellectual persona, except that the invites to Question Time have long since dried up & he fucked that up anyway.

Can Garner do quiet smug mode if we win.
Must have been miffed to have the blame for relegation heaped on him by someone who had the best part of half a season to save them.

Not seen us score 4 here in the league unlike the other 3 venues.
Today would be a good time for that, but a sharing of the spoils more likely.
A win to go with the soaking would be gert lush.
Could be Goodnight Irene for Joey as well.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 09:17:20
Guarantee there’ll be a red card today - almost certainly for Les bleus. Barton will have them over the top for this.

Pirates 1 Corsairs 4

Barton to get sacked. Flynn to get appointed.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 10:24:59
It’ll be this one. JJ will supply a minute to minute text commentary and you’ll almost feel like you’re there.
I know its not appreciated by too many but as long as a couple of people say they like it and want me to continue then I will :)

Awful weather out there today may affect our passing based game style.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 10:31:17
I know its not appreciated by too many but as long as a couple of people say they like it and want me to continue then I will :)

Awful weather out there today may affect our passing based game style.

I appreciate it. Saves me listening to Dave Hockaday or Phil Smith.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 10:43:18
I appreciate it. Saves me listening to Dave Hockaday or Phil Smith.
I feel your pain re Mr Hockaday and Phil Smith just doesnt seem to like football.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 10:51:15
Apparently Jojo Wollacotts family are mostly Rovers fans and grew up near their ground.

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/bristol-city-bristol-rovers-6001949


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 10:53:15
Also not tempting fate but Wanker JB has never masterminded(!) back to back wins since hes been at Rovers in 29 games (19 defeats)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 11:01:41
I know its not appreciated by too many but as long as a couple of people say they like it and want me to continue then I will :)

Awful weather out there today may affect our passing based game style.
I like it !.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 11:02:12
I know its not appreciated by too many but as long as a couple of people say they like it and want me to continue then I will :)

Awful weather out there today may affect our passing based game style.

Another vote for your efforts here as well. Much appreciated.
Even though I'm at the games it's interesting to read back at half & full time.
A 25+ page match day thread is always better than a 10 page one.
Lots of different contributors shows a healthy interest in the club as well.
Although that can also happen when we aren't doing so well. :)

Not raining too hard at the moment but it's a steady rain.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Loobug on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 11:05:53
I know its not appreciated by too many but as long as a couple of people say they like it and want me to continue then I will :)

Oh it’s appreciated here… I have IFollow but I’m often doing family things and n weekends thst prohibit listening in, but keeping tabs on your updates, which are more timely and insightful than BBC commentary obviously - is much appreciated



Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 11:12:13
I only started doing it so that people who are only listening to matches can get a bit more of a mental image of how goals/shots/incidents actually look as the commentators, as difficult a job as they have, often do things spur of the moment and never fully descide who crossed/pass/shot from what side etc.

Often its "tha ball came in the box and Simpson hits the back of the net" that sort of thing, rather than "KKH passes to Gladwin whos cross from deep is put onto Simpsons head and he hits the bottom corner from 10 yards out".

Of course interspersed by "Iandolo misses the ball and puts us in trouble at the back" or "Conroys long pass goes straight into touch" etc etc :)

For all those who have never been to the Mem this is the amazing stadium that awaits your arrival.

(https://i.postimg.cc/rmWXg99N/243457409-4746938458679295-6817715894879712055-n.jpg)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 11:16:27
I know its not appreciated by too many but as long as a couple of people say they like it and want me to continue then I will :)

Awful weather out there today may affect our passing based game style.
I'd say there are a lot more secret admirers than you think. The threads are not the same without your input.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 11:17:56
Counting the number of separate stands at the Mem is almost as much fun as it was at the Manor Ground.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 12:00:37
+1 for PV's matchday updates


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 12:16:26
I only started doing it so that people who are only listening to matches can get a bit more of a mental image of how goals/shots/incidents actually look as the commentators, as difficult a job as they have, often do things spur of the moment and never fully descide who crossed/pass/shot from what side etc.

Often its "tha ball came in the box and Simpson hits the back of the net" that sort of thing, rather than "KKH passes to Gladwin whos cross from deep is put onto Simpsons head and he hits the bottom corner from 10 yards out".

Of course interspersed by "Iandolo misses the ball and puts us in trouble at the back" or "Conroys long pass goes straight into touch" etc etc :)

For all those who have never been to the Mem this is the amazing stadium that awaits your arrival.

(https://i.postimg.cc/rmWXg99N/243457409-4746938458679295-6817715894879712055-n.jpg)
Another vote for JJ’s comms please.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Mr Stevens on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 12:27:28
I'm not sure which part of the world PV lives in to get ifollow but I really appreciate the detailing your reports.

By the way, you have mentioned your band on occasions. Who were they and was Moles a venue you played in? I'm assuming you're not Fish out of Marrilion are you?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 12:39:07
I'm not sure which part of the world PV lives in to get ifollow but I really appreciate the detailing your reports.

By the way, you have mentioned your band on occasions. Who were they and was Moles a venue you played in? I'm assuming you're not Fish out of Marrilion are you?
Thanks for the comments everyone I am touched, not in a Jimmy Saville way! :)

I reside on the South Somerset and the band dispersed naturally about 3 years ago now, I am too old for that shit now anyway!

Moles tried to get us but we couldnt come to terms on dates, in the end we never managed to get to Swindon or Bath but most of the Bristol venues of note with some wide ranging bands as support or we were support for, a great 8 years of gigging.

I am certainly not Fish although I used to be able to drink like one!



Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: RWB Robin on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 12:51:51
Just add in my appreciation too, which has been expressed before - and it is always interesting to get comments from others too, if only because of the amazingly diverse views of the game!! (One game recently, someone commented that it was Iandolo's best game, only for a comment soon after saying how shut Iandolo was!!!)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 12:54:26
Wollacott; Odimayo, Iandolo, Conroy (C), Crichlow, Gladwin, Simpson, Payne, Gilbert, Kesler-Hayden, Reed.

SUBS | Ward, Baudry, McKirdy, Mitchell-Lawson, Williams, Hunt, East.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Frigby Daser on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 12:56:21
Grant. Lyden. Hope there’s a good reason, because they are what we’re missing.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 12:57:02
I am concerned about Grants absence, we need him in midfield IMO.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 12:58:59
There’s got to be more to it hasn’t there?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:00:04
Puts 2 similar players on the bench - McKirdy and Williams - yet fails to include either Grant or Lyden.

Beats the hell out of me!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Boeta on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:02:26
Is Lyden fit then?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:04:44
Is Lyden fit then?
Garner said last week he is back in full training now, not fit as such but fit enough.

As for Grant, Garner doesn't seem to fancy him even though his form warranted an international call up.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:05:50
I don't think I've ever been more sure of the inevitability of something than I am of Pitman scoring today.

So we need two...


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: DiV on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:06:44
Is Lyden fit then?

Never.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:08:27
I don't think I've ever been more sure of the inevitability of something than I am of Pitman scoring today.

So we need two...

Never.

Both. True that.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: DiV on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:10:59
Wollacott; Odimayo, Iandolo, Conroy (C), Crichlow, Gladwin, Simpson, Payne, Gilbert, Kesler-Hayden, Reed.

SUBS | Ward, Baudry, McKirdy, Mitchell-Lawson, Williams, Hunt, East.


Assuming we are going with 3 CBs (Odimayo, Conroy, Crichlow) and wing backs (KKH, Iandolo) then that midfield is still an unbalanced mess imo

Gladwin, Payne, Reed & Gilbert how do the line up 2-2, 1-3, 1-2-1, 3-1?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:18:07
                            Wollacott
        Odimayo        Conroy        Crichlow
KKH                        Reed                          Iandolo

        Gladwin            Payne             Gilbert
                              Simpson

Is pretty much how it lined up last week but Gladwin was drawn wider right and Gilbert given more of a free role but Gilbert and Payne were interchanging but also trying to play similar roles of ball carrier and got in each others way a bit.

Gilbert is not a striker hes a ball carrying number 10 or winger but he will never be a striker the gap between him and Simpson is way too big.

As is the gap between Reed and Payne in the midfield.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Boeta on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:18:37
It's 343, same as last week and our most balanced setup imo.

Gladys in the 2, Payne cutting in off left and Gilbert in from right


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:19:03
no general. in a derby game. weird


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: DiV on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:20:45
It's 343, same as last week and our most balanced setup imo.

Gladys in the 2, Payne cutting in off left and Gilbert in from right

Not convinced we play with three upfront.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Leggett on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:21:03
The worry is Grant's attitude can be a little, individual, at times in his career it seems, with Garner wanting a steady ship I hope something hasn't happened... or he's just not back up to full speed after 10 days in a hotel.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:21:58
can anyone tell me if the ifollow stream will just start up when the game begins or should i be seeing some sort of pre-game view of the field?  it just has a count down to the game time?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:22:07
no general. in a derby game. weird
If it’s a genuine selection choice then I’m sorry but Garner is starting to come across as a bit of tit and completely inflexible.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:22:12
Not convinced we play with three upfront.
Definately just 1 up top last week. was more like a 351 than 343.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: DiV on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:23:09
                            Wollacott
        Odimayo        Conroy        Crichlow
KKH                        Reed                          Iandolo

        Gladwin            Payne             Gilbert
                              Simpson

Is pretty much how it lined up last week but Gladwin was drawn wider right and Gilbert given more of a free role but Gilbert and Payne were interchanging but also trying to play similar roles of ball carrier and got in each others way a bit.

Gilbert is not a striker hes a ball carrying number 10 or winger but he will never be a striker the gap between him and Simpson is way too big.

As is the gap between Reed and Payne in the midfield.

Our starting XI just screams 4231 to me

Odimayo, Conroy, Crichlow, Iandolo
Reed, Gladwin
KKH, Payne, Gilbert
Simpson

(Obviously Grant a better option that Gladwin)

Although by I say this every week.
I’ll leave it be now


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:23:17
can anyone tell me if the ifollow stream will just start up when the game begins or should i be seeing some sort of pre-game view of the field?  it just has a count down to the game time?
The pre match is on iFollow already, you can see the players warming up...or adverts at the moment.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Boeta on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:23:20
Not convinced we play with three upfront.

Ha fair, so 3 - 2(wide)- 2(central)- 2(wide cutting in)- 1

Ps. There is no way KKH is playing as the right forward. He's been at wing back


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:25:05
Our starting XI just screams 4231 to me

Odimayo, Conroy, Crichlow, Iandolo
Reed, Gladwin
KKH, Payne, Gilbert
Simpson

(Obviously Grant a better option that Gladwin)

Although by I say this every week.
I’ll leave it be now
The line up is very flexible at the back between 3/4/5 but most of the time it seems way nearer 5 at the back than 4.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:25:46
Haven’t won a game without Grant.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: molepar on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:26:15
I’m having issues with ifollow comms. Is anyone else?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:26:25
Haven’t won a game without Grant.
I didn't know that.

In the league anyway, in the JPT we did.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: DiV on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:26:55
Ha fair so 3 - 2(wide)- 2(central)- 2(wide cutting in)- 1

Ps. There is no way KKH is playing as the right forward. He's been at wing back

I know he’s playing as wing back and I don’t think we are playing 4231 but I do think we have the players for it and would be a better more balanced side for it. Just my opinion though.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: DiV on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:28:12
Haven’t won a game without Grant.

We beat Mansfield.
Only looked decent and scored once he’d been hooked off.

Extremely small sample size admittedly but he was awful that game.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:28:38
The pre match is on iFollow already, you can see the players warming up...or adverts at the moment.


should there be sound right now?  i finally found the button to get video going


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Boeta on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:28:59
I know he’s playing as wing back and I don’t think we are playing 4231 but I do think we have the players for it and would be a better more balanced side for it. Just my opinion though.

Not sure any of our defenders are good enough at defending to play 4 at the back


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:30:48

should there be sound right now?  i finally found the button to get video going
Make sure you click on the bottom right settings button (the cog) and click on home/away audio. HTH.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:35:34
Make sure you click on the bottom right settings button (the cog) and click on home/away audio. HTH.

no i just stupid and didnt notice my audio receiver was off....


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: DiV on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:37:47
Not sure any of our defenders are good enough at defending to play 4 at the back

Perhaps but on the flip side you have two holding midfielders to help. Grant would be more than capable of dropping back in at CB to make it back 5 if/when needed

Plus, you would hope with the attacking 3 midfielders being a bit further up the pitch & closer to Simpson we might attack more and have to defend less. That my logic behind it anyway - whether it would work like that is another matter


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:40:00
no i just stupid and didnt notice my audio receiver was off....
Excellent :)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:41:11
Excellent :)

really cool you can switch between home and away...gives you 2 different aspects of the game.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:44:13
really cool you can switch between home and away...gives you 2 different aspects of the game.
Don't expect too much from either :)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Boeta on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:47:43
Perhaps but on the flip side you have two holding midfielders to help. Grant would be more than capable of dropping back in at CB to make it back 5 if/when needed

Plus, you would hope with the attacking 3 midfielders being a bit further up the pitch & closer to Simpson we might attack more and have to defend less. That my logic behind it anyway - whether it would work like that is another matter

4-3-3 with Grant, Lyden and Reed would be fun to watch. Just as it was when Grant, Lyden and Doughty were playing teams off the park 2 years ago.

4-2-3-1 with Gladwin in the 2 and the back 4 we have currently would be quite alarming however!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:50:18
Don't expect too much from either :)

Right now I notice Bristol feed has more crowd noise which is fun


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:52:08
Simpson looking at the sky as he walks onto the pitch not looking best happy with the conditions!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:52:34
4-3-3 with Grant, Lyden and Reed would be fun to watch. Just as it was when Grant, Lyden and Doughty were playing teams off the park 2 years ago.

4-2-3-1 with Gladwin in the 2 and the back 4 we have currently would be quite alarming however!

4-2-3-1.   In the “2”.  Is one a holding MF and the other and attacking.   Then the wingbacks attack ?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: DiV on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:53:30
4-3-3 with Grant, Lyden and Reed would be fun to watch. Just as it was when Grant, Lyden and Doughty were playing teams off the park 2 years ago.

4-2-3-1 with Gladwin in the 2 and the back 4 we have currently would be quite alarming however!

All hypothetical but I wouldn’t be starting Gladwin full stop currently & would never deploy him as holding midfielder.

Still not convinced we’d have an issue with a back 4. Defending hasn’t really been our weakness this season.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:55:20
Simpson wearing a bandage around his hand.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:56:10
Sure it’s not Keith Lemon?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:56:46
Deep free kick from Rovers win the header and Wollacott saves easily, ref gives offside anyway.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:57:51
Town turn a good attacking position into defence with 4 passes.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:58:40
1st derby challenge from Rovers on Payne.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 13:59:59
2 similar styles and formations at the moment.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:01:03
I bet the camera man is bloody cold and wet today where he is sitting..  seems to be a wider angle view than usual.  Maybe his hands are too cold for his zoom button


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:01:05
Gladwin gives the ball away in our half cheaply and puts us under pressure at the back.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:02:15
The Rovers players have certainly been wound up tightly in preparation for this game


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:02:22
I bet the camera man is bloody cold and wet today where he is sitting..  seems to be a wider angle view than usual.  Maybe his hands are too cold for his zoom button
It is a much further out camera angle than normal for sure.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:02:42
The Rovers players have certainly been wound up tightly in preparation for this game
And rightly so IMO.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:03:27
KKH flattened as he goes past the defender, he made too much of that and no free kick given.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:04:13
Wollacott is kicking it a bit longer so far today.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:05:10
Good interception by Iandolo but Gilbert gets dispossessed easily.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:06:12
Great pass from Simpson to Payne but his cross is blocked for a corner.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:06:47
Crich just over the bar from a corner, great chance.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:07:41
2nd corner straight onto Gladwins head but his header back is weak and its cleared, another good chance.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:08:26
Iandolo good delivery but its headed out for another corner to Town.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:09:10
Another great chance for Town but Iandolos shot is blocked and Gilbert misshits his shot.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:09:28
It is a much further out camera angle than normal for sure.

I like the view.  If it gets too close can’t watch movement off the ball.  


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:09:32
Little bit of pressure....trying to walk it in the back of the net still!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:09:48
Rovers dont look great at defending crosses and corners.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:10:27
0-1


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:10:37
Massive gap behind Iandolo.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:11:17
Against the run of play, but hopefully it will wake us up


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:11:31
Unstoppable virtually unmarked shot.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:11:54
Ted lasso would have told him to make the extra pass


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:11:58
Where was Iandolo then?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:12:08
Iandolo really is beyond useless at defending isn’t he?!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Cookie on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:12:53
Critchlow let his man stroll past too. Poor defending from both him and Iandolo


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:13:02
FFS 0-1 Their first chance.

Playing high line and Odimayo played two on side. Guy breaking on our left was left with a clear route to goal and slotted it along the ground past Wollacotts right


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:13:13
Iandolo really is beyond useless at defending isn’t he?!
He has looked ok going forwards so far but as soon as you put pressure on his defensives he is found out of position.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:14:07
We’ve looked a bit casual all over the pitch so far.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:14:39
We’ve looked a bit casual all over the pitch so far.
Perfectly put, casual at best.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Loobug on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:15:13
We really need to start putting chances away. We aren’t bad defensively but I have little hope of scoring two today.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:15:49
Paynes takes the ball down and shoots but its weak and at the keeper, easy save from 18 yards.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:16:57
We really need to start putting chances away. We aren’t bad defensively but I have little hope of scoring two today.
That’s really 2 in the second half with our superb record of failing to score in the first half.

Wishy washy


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:17:19
Ted lasso would have told him to make the extra pass

🤣🤣


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:17:30
I wish we’d play in red when we can.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:17:31
We really need to start putting chances away. We aren’t bad defensively but I have little hope of scoring two today.

Which is a big shame because Rovers look a mess at the back, lot's of panic back there..


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:17:34
They have identified Iandolo as the weak link and are pressuring him all the time.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:18:11
I wish we’d play in red when we can.
This.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:18:31
Iandolo really is beyond useless at defending isn’t he?!
I didn't think that was down to him. Thought it was Crichlow's fault for rushing forward


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:18:37
Gilbert good header back to Payne but he cant connect 6 yards out and its cleared.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:19:28
I didn't think that was down to him. Thought it was Crichlow's fault for rushing forward
Crich made the initial error but Iandolo was so far out of position and nowhere near the man he was supposed to be marking that scored.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:20:23
They have identified Iandolo as the weak link and are pressuring him all the time.
Been obvious all season to everyone except the manager hasn’t it? The mind boggled at the fact Garner thinks you can play Iandolo at left back and have Gladwin in centre mid with defensive responsibilities and in the same team.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:20:59
FFS ! Conroy thinks he's Hoddle again! Third time he has tried to float a fancy ball forward either into touch or in this case to the keeper


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:21:05
I think Rovers look the weakest defence we have played against so far this season, the cant cope with crosses or any sign of pace around the box, but we are a bit powder puff in front of goal.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:22:26
A run of 20+ Town passes ends up with a poor cross from KKH.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:23:25
Rovers are inviting us onto them and sitting deep but we can't break them down.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:25:07
KKH good cross after a nice move but we cant connect witht he cross and its cleared.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:25:34
Lovely finish by Gilbert, if only we can see more of that when he is onside


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:25:43
Good finish by Gilbert to lob the keeper buts he's off side


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:26:24
There backline really do shit themselves whenever we are anywhere around their box..  proper panic mode


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:26:28
Simpson turns the defender on the edge of the box but his shot is high and wide.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:26:54
There backline really do shit themselves whenever we are anywhere around their box..  proper panic mode
Worst defence we have come up against so far.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:27:03
Simpson turns and shoots from outside the box. High, wide and not so handsome!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:27:24
Nathan Thompson has just scored an OG against Bristol Shitty, can you imagine the shit he is getting from his favourite fans :D


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:27:28
Iandolo to Payne who cross shots and it goes wide froma  great position.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: DiV on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:27:53
71% possession.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:27:57
Payne breaks through and flashes it across 6 yard box


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:28:26
Great pass thro the middle to Gilbert but he cant beat the keeper, our best chance so far.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:28:45
Gilbert was through!

Saved by keeper


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:28:49
Great chance, great Doughty esk through ball to put Gilbert in, and he can't finish like he does when he is offside


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:28:56
71% possession.
That’s the main thing,eh!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:29:12
The score line is not what I was hoping for but this Porter is sublime. WB would be in his element.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:29:19
Worst defence we have come up against so far.
Doesn’t matter what a teams defence is like if your more concerned about the possession % than scoring.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: DiV on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:29:22
That’s the main thing,eh!

Absolutely.
We are top of the league!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:29:57
Great movement by Town in the box but Iandolo dives and the ref doesnt fall for it, lovely move by Town.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:31:19
Lots of pressure. KKH shot. Poor ball in from Iandolo. Critchlow gets rebound. Cute play between Payne and Iandolo results in Iandolo taking a dive. Goal kick.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:31:28
Simpson seems to not be in the game much so far for Town hes drifting out of the positions he needs to be in, which is sat in the box.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:31:39
Iandolo gets in great positions in attack, but I wish he had a bit more guile. He wastes every chance.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:32:47
Rovers really are there for the taking.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:34:21
Rovers really are there for the taking.

And you can hear that the crowd knows it..


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:35:22
Another corner to Town.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:35:38
And you can hear that the crowd knows it..
I just wish our players knew it ;)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:36:02
Conroy low cross inches away from a goal.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Loobug on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:36:42
We create so many chances… are we really just unlucky?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:37:02
Conroy low cross inches away from a goal.

Simpson has to gamble there, throw himself at the ball and he might have got enough on it


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:37:05
Great turn by Conroy in the box. Puts it along the floor. Critchlow tries to pass it into the far corner and it goes wide.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:37:26
I don't think I have seen such a 1 sided game where we are a goal behind before.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:37:33
We create so many chances… are we really just unlucky?
No. Our finishing is poor


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:37:54
KKH crosses but its just beyond everyone.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:38:04
We create so many chances… are we really just unlucky?

Not ruthless enough in their box, we seem to want to walk the ball into the net


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:38:41
No. Our finishing is poor

We don’t get close enough to finish.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Loobug on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:38:47
No one seems capable of sticking their head in for a shot


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:38:49
KKH runs into a defender in the box, no penalty.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:39:11
:D There is one fan with a fucking loud BOOO


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:39:21
Rovers have a fan who is doing his best to replicate the Railway work hooter.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:39:53
Rovers have a fan who is doing his best to replicate the Railway work hooter.

:D


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:40:06
nobody in the fucking box to finish.

they've had one chance.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:40:12
BBBBBOOOOOO


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:40:59
Rovers, 1 attack, 1 mistake by Town, 1 goal.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:41:16
Not unlucky just style over substance


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:41:48
Another break Iandolo, Payne to KKH who's cross goes to noone.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:43:34
HT 1-0 to Rovers, Rovers fans blow a massive sigh of relief at being outplayed all over the pitch except in goal scoring.

Rovers look utterly shit so far but we can't score.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:43:52
Rovers, 1 attack, 1 mistake by Town, 1 goal.

Stats say they have had two shots (both on target), presumably the first one was early on.
Whereas we have had one shot on target despite 70% possession.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:43:55
This is mightily pissing me off now.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:43:58
I’m new here but not impressed with Simpson.  I am not a fan of “big” strikers.  I’d rather have a fast sneaky put their body on the line striker


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Pericardinho on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:47:19
Rovers are terrible. That’s just making me more angry though.

If we can’t get anything against these, it could be a long season.



Title: Re: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:48:19
This is mightily pissing me off now.
Isn't it just? Even the players dont believe like they think they can score.

Sent from my XQ-AD51


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Frigby Daser on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:48:40
HT 1-0 to Rovers, Rovers fans blow a massive sigh of relief at being outplayed all over the pitch except in goal scoring.

Rovers look utterly shit so far but we can't score.

We need to capitalise second half. If it stays as it is, Garner will “draw the positives” about our play, when in fact, a consistent failure to turn possession into goals suggests the strategy is flawed…. Losing is losing, and it’s his job to make us competitive not create passing stats. Come on town.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:49:43
Stats say they have had two shots (both on target), presumably the first one was early on.
Whereas we have had one shot on target despite 70% possession.

It's a clear strategic error to start the season without an adequate strike force.  (Yes, difficult circumstances etc.)  You can overthink football sometimes.  Matches are won when you score at least one goal more than the other team.  Without goal scorers, nothing else matters.

Simpson strikes me as someone who could develop in to a superb talent in a year or two.  But sticking all our goal-scoring eggs in his basket right now doesn't look like paying off.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Boeta on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:50:20
Created far more clear cut chances than usual. Someone with some goalscoring nous would have had a couple of goals by now


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:50:48
I’m new here but not impressed with Simpson.  I am not a fan of “big” strikers.  I’d rather have a fast sneaky put their body on the line striker
Simpson is not normally this poor, hes out of the game at the moment.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:51:44
I'll probably get the ire of some for bullying a player or something, but Iandolo can just fuck off please.  He is an absolute liability in defence (he was actually beaten 3 times by the same ball, one of which they scored from) and he seems to have gone to complete pot at crossing.

Payne is a symptom of where I think Garner is a great coach and not going to make it as a Manager.  What on earth are we thinking of having him play next to Reed?  He has to be in the final third to create chances and cause a defender to panic.  He may look good on the ball in a game like this - because Rovers are proper terrible - but he slows attacks down with too many touches a fair amount of the time.  That's not the problem though, he plays like a school kid, we know that, so defending he is all over the shop chasing.  Great for a number 10, a huge issue for someone there in an anchor position.  Sometimes you can see his shirt number having to make a 40 yard run back because he has chased so far away from his position.

Grrrrr.

We just do not have players who look like they can do one of two critical things - final ball (gamble) or finish (gamble).  We don't have any gamblers, everything becomes safe.  Playing as coached no doubt, but it's also an instinct in a player and we seem to have filled the team with players who will follow instruction well.  We sort of look good, but we'll have plenty of games like this against teams that we could very well beat if we just assessed the ability of the two sets of eleven players.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:52:50
We have so many attacking players who won’t shoot.

I quite like Simpson, but it doesn’t seem fair that we rely totally on him to score


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: REDBUCK on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:53:53
I didn't think that was down to him. Thought it was Crichlow's fault for rushing forward

You just need to understand, they think Iandolo is a shit defender after that the comments make more sense.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: stfcben on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:54:59
Agree with much of what's been said.

So frustrating watching us do just about everything so far this afternoon except put the ball in the net.

Can't help but feel a Doyle or a Yates would have bagged one or two in that first half - we just seem a little clueless when it comes to that killer moment after all the build up play.

Still optimistic for the second half -  COYR


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:55:13
We have so many attacking players who won’t shoot.

I quite like Simpson, but it doesn’t seem fair that we rely totally on him to score
Absolutely this.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:55:55
I honestly don’t think Garner has any tactics as such. His philosophy seems to be ‘keep the ball and it will come’.

Fantasy nonsense.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:57:18
You just need to understand, they think Iandolo is a shit defender after that the comments make more sense.

Multiple players can take blame, the question is whether they are a positive or negative for the team on balance of their good and bad.  Their player did well to pull Crichlow forward and he ended up in no mans land as a result.  However, Iandolo got beat by that same pass three times and you have three central defenders for a reason.  Pitman is not mobile so the other two should be able to cover over.  The move in isolation is good and the defence fails as a unit.  Iandolo goes on to get caught two more times by the same ball, just the others do a better job of cleaning it up/holding a line.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:58:58
Agree with much of what's been said.

So frustrating watching us do just about everything so far this afternoon except put the ball in the net.

Can't help but feel a Doyle or a Yates would have bagged one or two in that first half - we just seem a little clueless when it comes to that killer moment after all the build up play.

Still optimistic for the second half -  COYR

They are both the type of player we lack - both would rather miss three in a game than risk not scoring.  Complete opposite approach to our current crop.  McKirdy is probably the only one I have seen who has it in him to waste a bunch of chances.  Gladwin can do it, but is a faint outline of his past self.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 14:59:16
At least we are creating polenty of chances today. I reckon we've got a goal in us.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:00:25
Get McKirdy on and go 2 up front - might as well lose by 2 having a go..


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:00:51
At least we are creating polenty of chances today. I reckon we've got a goal in us.
So do I, I think if we get McKirdy on he will score 100%.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:01:07
BTW, it's not anger/being down on the team from me.  It's the frustration of seeing we are just a couple of things away from being a very good team but knowing the boss probably sees it differently.  Not changing my view on how the season could go either - we'll probably bob around 10th, up and down around that level.  I really hope we find that missing piece in January.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:02:56
BTW, it's not anger/being down on the team from me.  It's the frustration of seeing we are just a couple of things away from being a very good team but knowing the boss probably sees it differently.
Agree 100%


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: donkey on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:04:36
We have so many attacking players who won’t shoot.

Sadly, attacking players doesn't mean strikers, even if our manager seems to think it does.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:05:21
Foul given against Crich, weakly, free kick towards the corner flag.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:06:13
Good punch by Wollacott.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:06:31
Pieman elbows Jojo.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:07:31
At least we are creating polenty of chances today. I reckon we've got a goal in us.

Don’t you mean Polenta? Looks s of it available in Borough Market for the young Yuppie Vegans flooding the place.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:07:50
Odimayo a great 40 yard pass to Iandolo there.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:08:43
Galdwins a corner :)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:09:30
Iandolo backheel from 6 yards straight at the keeper, great chance again.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:10:42
Iandolo backheel from 6 yards straight at the keeper, great chance again.
There were 3 free Town players stood around the ball when he did!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:10:57
Great claim by Wollacott who finds Simson but he brings it out but his touch is very heavy, good counter.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:11:22
Mckirdy for Gilbert.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:11:31
Here we go PV!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:11:31
On comes McKirdy


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:11:34
Unfair on Gilbert IMO.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:11:50
Here we go PV!
I was closer than you with Williams ;)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:12:42
Lovely pass from Gladwin to Simpson but his backheel doesnt find anyone in the box.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:13:02
1-1 Payne!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:13:12
Mckirdy makes the difference!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:13:15
PAYNE!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:14:11
Great run and dribble and cross by Mckirdy the defender cleared it to Payne who buries it from a tight angle 6 yards out.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:14:33
These really need to be put to the sword today.

PS. I’m at Sword Beach this weekend.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:14:38
McKirdy makes a difference instantly!

Intercepts ball, runs at defence and crosses. Initially cleared but falls to Payne who puts it into the back of the net!

1-1


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:15:02
Mckirdy makes the difference!
Amazing what happens when you add someone capable of a bit of urgency.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:15:48
Amazing what happens when you add someone capable of a bit of urgency.

Was going to say the same. He speeds everything up.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:16:41
Good move by Town and a cross from Reed but its behind Simpson the ball comes out to Iandolo but his cross nearly clears the stand.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:16:56
Amazing what happens when you add someone capable of a bit of urgency.
Absolutely!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Moss on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:17:03
Cmon town finish them, and their cunt of a manager off.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:17:29
Town have picked up the urgency since Mckirdy came on.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:18:14
Gladwin with a lovely piece of skill in CM puts it in front of Simpson who just stood there!

He's not having a good game.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:18:50
Town have picked up the urgency since Mckirdy came on.
This is what frustrates me the most, every game it seems to take 60 odd minutes before we decide to attack with some urgency, why can’t we do it from the start?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:19:04
Rovers really are there for the taking.
Statement still stands!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:19:34
KKH runs into the box and his shot is saved but Simpson is inches away from the rebound.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:20:12
McKirdy interception. Reed to KkH who breaks through and forces a save


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nijholts Nuts on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:20:32
Phil Smith is a blithering idiot !!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:21:55
Mckirdy wins a corner, hes really up for it.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:22:08
Rovers really can’t keep the ball can they.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:22:47
Rovers really can’t keep the ball can they.
They were the poorest side we played last season and the poorest side we have played this season so far too. Easily.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:23:17
Game Day Kansas City


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:23:49
They were the poorest side we played last season and the poorest side we have played this season so far too. Easily.

Which is why it’s frustrating we’re not out of sight.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:24:52
Which is why it’s frustrating we’re not out of sight.
We should be 4 goals up in all honesty with better finishing.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:26:15
Game Day Kansas City
Nice!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:27:14
These really need to be put to the sword today.

PS. I’m at Sword Beach this weekend.

Merville battery is well worth a visit as is Pegasus bridge.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:27:19
Iandolo fails to deliver anything twice in a minute. Grr.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:27:26
JML on for Simpson, his poorest game for us so far.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:27:58
Iandolo fails to deliver anything twice in a minute. Grr.
I would like to see Williams come on and have a go down the left.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:28:46
Decent save but comfortable by Wollacott.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:29:13
I would like to see Williams come on and have a go down the left.

Not really as if we’d miss his defensive qualities.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:29:13
I am sure JML has a point to prove against hsi old loan team too.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:29:27
Not really as if we’d miss his defensive qualities.
:D


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:29:33
Pitman is a nggly fucker - would have liked to have seen more of that in a Swindon shirt


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:30:29
Williams on for Payne.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:30:58
Williams on for Payne.
😀


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:31:28
A newbie question.    What is a local derby the announces keep mentioning?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:31:57
😀
On 75 mins too ;)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:32:56
A newbie question.    What is a local derby the announces keep mentioning?

https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/235375.html


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:33:26
A newbie question.    What is a local derby the announces keep mentioning?

2 teams close to each other location wise, or with a particular rivalry for historic reasons.  This is only about 45mins away from Swindon, so classed somewhat as a local derby


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:33:33
Another great chance by Town.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:33:43
A newbie question.    What is a local derby the announces keep mentioning?
Swindon and Bristol are geographically close


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:34:14
BBBOOO


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:34:48
Mckirdy felled right in front of the Town fans, yellow for the defender.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:35:34
Corner to Town.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:35:59
Gladwin header tipped round the post.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:37:36
KKH takes the ball down well but has a shot from 25 yards and its well wide.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Kinky Tom on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:37:44
Have they made 4 subs?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:38:27
Have they made 4 subs?
I thought that too


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:39:24
Penalty to Swindon!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:39:42
Penalty!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:39:50
Red card for 2nd yellow for the defender.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:40:01
That was his chest - didn't look like hand to me


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:40:05
Kilgour off!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:40:08
Have they made 4 subs?

I thought that was improbable but then I thought they brought two on together, then replaced the injured defender and now Pitman. Are we wrong?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:40:34
Not a PK but take it


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:40:48
2-1 Gladwin!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: DiV on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:40:51
Well that’s sounds like massive luck on our part of Phil Smiths description is an accurate one.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:41:16
Didn't look like a penalty and an even harsher red, but the ref gave it so thats what it was!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:41:34
Well that’s sounds like massive luck on our part of Phil Smiths description is an accurate one.
It was quite lucky.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:41:41
Gladwin with a very good penalty onto the bottom left corner


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:41:56
Perfect kick!!!  Beautiful!   :clap:


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: DiV on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:42:24
I thought that was improbable but then I thought they brought two on together, then replaced the injured defender and now Pitman. Are we wrong?

Sky app lists four subs for Rovers too


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: DiV on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:42:48
McKirdy


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:42:54
Sky app lists four subs for Rovers too

WTAF?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:42:55
3-1 McKirdy!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:43:03
The fuck in


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:43:18
Get in McKirdy - love a bit of McKirdy


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:43:29
McKirdy! Fucking awesome!!!!!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:43:41
So do I, I think if we get McKirdy on he will score 100%.
:D


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:44:04
WOW!!!  Catch with your hands.  Keeper training 101


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:44:06
Garner must be loving life stood in front of Barton


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nijholts Nuts on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:45:13
Garner must be loving life stood in front of Barton

He's too much of a nice bloke to really take advantage though, I guess he will say the result says enough


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:45:14
Garner must be loving life stood in front of Barton
:D


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:45:41
What have I missed? Isn’t this our fourth sub?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:45:46
Having watched a few of Joey Barton’s last few post match interviews, I was thinking to myself after Gladwin scored he’d say something along the lines of ‘they got a lucky penalty and that blew the wind out of us and they scored immediately after’. Glad my premonition was proven right


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Frigby Daser on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:46:05
Fantastic second half. I’m only listening, but we seem to have done everything I thought we couldn’t. Credit where it’s due. Barton’s last game surely.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:46:15
This has been the best performance of the season for me, a lot more urgency to our play.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:46:23
Guarantee there’ll be a red card today - almost certainly for Les bleus. Barton will have them over the top for this.

Pirates 1 Corsairs 4

Barton to get sacked. Flynn to get appointed.
Cock-a-doodle-do!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: DiV on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:47:00
Get in McKirdy - love a bit of McKirdy

He plays a bit like a 7 year old. Get the ball and head straight towards the goal.
When he doesn’t have the ball chase it everywhere.

Adds a bit of energy, pace and directness.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:47:31
He's too much of a nice bloke to really take advantage though, I guess he will say the result says enough

He can still be loving life though - not expecting him to slide on his knees in front of him, although it would be great :D


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:47:37
What have I missed? Isn’t this our fourth sub?
Yes. Four each soo far!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:49:49
Yes. Four each soo far!

Did they change the rules back to 3?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:53:11
FT 3-1 to Swindon great win.

I enjoyed that, Rovers were terrible. McKirdy made the difference.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:53:23
Did they change the rules back to 3?

I thought they did but obviously not.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:53:49
Good Match fellas.   A win for my first live game!!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Moss on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:54:44
With all the attention rightly on violence against Women at the moment, this was a welcome fuck you to Joey Barton and Bristol Rovers employing him. And three points obviously makes the weekend so much better.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Boeta on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:56:06
Pasted them from first to last.

RobT summed it up at half time that we lack 'gamblers' - McKirdy on for Gilbert gave us the cutting edge

The most fun we've been to watch for a long long time. And that includes the first half where despite our lack of ruthlessness, we created loads of chances

Rovers were woeful, looked like us last season


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nick Bamosomi on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:56:12
Good Match fellas.   A win for my first live game!!

You may be our lucky charm, can you listen every week? 😁


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:56:12
It shows how close this division is, we were 14th when a goal behind, but end the day in 5th.

A really important win, after three draws. Especially with us missing players next week.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:56:24
Good Match fellas.   A win for my first live game!!

You can come back


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:56:27
Good Match fellas.   A win for my first live game!!

Lucky mascot


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:56:38
Good Match fellas.   A win for my first live game!!

Top man. 👍


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:57:17
Nice to be proven wrong but wish we would start turning up in the first half!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Boeta on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:57:28
For all the pre match formation chat, I'm pretty sure that was 352 😆


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: horlock07 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:58:11
Bbc saying that mckirdy missed a pen? That wasn't mentioned on twitter?

Sent from my SM-A125F


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:58:26
Nevermind, the payoff Joey Barton will get will certainly buy him some nice commissary in jail


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:58:37
Nice to be proven wrong but wish we would start turning up in the first half!

It’s very weird how we seem to be so consistently bad prior to half time and usually kickass mofos after 45


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:58:45
If u all want to trace 4700 miles u can come watch in my garage with me and have ribs and steaks.  
Now if my Huskers can win today I will have a great weekend.  
Cheers guys. Thanks for the info and friendly chat for the foreigner  :beers:


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:58:52
Fair fucks to Garner for the change so early in the half.  McKirdy was everything we needed.  His selfish desire to be on the ball in and around the box caused the havoc that was needed.  The third goal also showed that we really should take a pat on the back for our possession football but not be ashamed of just popping some balls in.  Defenders at this level will fuck up.

Rovers were proper awful mind.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:59:07
Good Match fellas.   A win for my first live game!!

You can come again.  :)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:59:53
If u all want to trace 4700 miles u can come watch in my garage with me and have ribs and steaks.  
Now if my Huskers can win today I will have a great weekend.  
Cheers guys. Thanks for the info and friendly chat for the foreigner  :beers:

Whereabouts are you?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 15:59:57
If u all want to trace 4700 miles u can come watch in my garage with me and have ribs and steaks.  
Now if my Huskers can win today I will have a great weekend.  
Cheers guys. Thanks for the info and friendly chat for the foreigner  :beers:

Welcome to the madness of supporting a mediocre football team - actually, I'll be watching the Bulldogs for the next couple of hours while you continue with mediocrity ;-)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Chunkyhair on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:00:39
Bbc saying that mckirdy missed a pen? That wasn't mentioned on twitter?

I saw that as late the game - read though the BBC Text and TEF, and clealry an error as noo mention anywhere else


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Loobug on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:01:29
Good win that. Hopefully it will give the team a boost… I’m onboard with the possession strategy as we do create chances but a first half goal would be nice…


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:02:17
Whereabouts are you?

Think he said Kansas City in Missouri but is a Nebraska fan.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:02:42
Interested to know how both teams were able to make 4 subs today. I thought the rules reverted back to 3?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: 4D on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:04:11
Lovely  :pint:

Ass chat will make good reading later  :)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:04:48
Att: 7,625

in front of 7,745 fans with 705 (officially) Town fans there.
Getting good at these ;)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:06:49
Whereabouts are you?

kansas city


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:07:37
Interested to know how both teams were able to make 4 subs today. I thought the rules reverted back to 3?
Only match around with 4 subs, are concussion subs a thing yet?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:10:58
Lovely  :pint:

Ass chat will make good reading later  :)
Fill yer boots son.

https://gaschat.co.uk/thread/18652/rovers-swindon-lucky-thread-official?page=1

Thats painful reading, makes oi larf it do.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:14:34
Interested to know how both teams were able to make 4 subs today. I thought the rules reverted back to 3?

Concussion subs (I was confused too)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:15:19
Garner:
- Played well first half.
- Scratching head how we were 1-0 down. Lapse of concentration
- Could have had 6 today.
- Lots of balls flashing across 6 yard box
- Hard work on training ground enabled us to control game
- Minor tactical adjustments at half time
- Second half: Didnt panic or lose our way
- McKidy: Needed a spark. Has no fear and always wants to make things happen
- Big impact. Lifts people. Doesnt always work, but lads love having him out there
- Last 2 weeks: They have hardly got into our box
- Difference today is we created more
- Unchanged team. Performance was very good last week apart from scoring. Wanted players to realise that
- Difficult place to come.
- Looking forward to Forest Green next week
- Have players with different attributes.
- Simpson 19 years old. He's going to be up and down
- Different times of the season players will step in and step out.
- Satisfaction of today was getting what we deserved.
- Focus was on our preparation and process. Blocked out the noise.
- Well deserved 3 points
- Focus is always on the game. Bit obsessive. Dont think about previous teams
- Wants to win every game
- Forest Green: Took fixture on with Sky and only had a couple potentially away. Now we are going to be 3 or 4 down. But, we have a strong squad and opportunities for others
- Apparently no option to call it off being as its on Sky
- Trying to get another goalkeeper in as will be without Wollacott
- Will enjoy watching todays game back. Look physically stronger and quicker.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:17:56
Fill yer boots son.

https://gaschat.co.uk/thread/18652/rovers-swindon-lucky-thread-official?page=1

Thats painful reading, makes oi larf it do.

Fuck them.....i have played, coach, and watched a lot of soccer....Bristol was outplayed, out classed and lucky to only concede 3 goals...if swindon finds a better striker in my opinion...one that is faster, sneaky and willing to go all out...they will score a lot of goals with their possession of the ball


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:22:45
Garner:
- Forest Green: Took fixture on with Sky and only had a couple potentially away. Now we are going to be 3 or 4 down. But, we have a strong squad and opportunities for others
- Apparently no option to call it off being as its on Sky
Struggle to believe this to be honest, sounds like he’s making excuses for playing it as I’m sure Pompey or someone had a sky game called off.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:22:49
I’m listening to Radio Bristol and it’s superb.  :D


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Boeta on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:25:36
Struggle to believe this to be honest, sounds like he’s making excuses for playing it as I’m sure Pompey or someone had a sky game called off.

Club prob want the sky money


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:26:32
Quote from: theakston2k
Struggle to believe this to be honest, sounds like he’s making excuses for playing it as I’m sure Pompey or someone had a sky game called off.

could simply be different contracts.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:27:11
The 4 subs were de to the Rovers 3rd being a concussion sub, i noticed he went straight off and was treated on the pitch and allowed to be replaced straight away


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:27:38
Club prob want the sky money
Would seem a short sighted decision if just £10k. A bad result could easily knock a few hundred off the gate for following home game and then you negate the Sky money and have the double whammy of losing the points as well.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:29:24
Struggle to believe this to be honest, sounds like he’s making excuses for playing it as I’m sure Pompey or someone had a sky game called off.
The adver have confirmed they called the EFL and they confirmed we were not allowed to call it off


Title: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:30:11
what a fucking brilliant game. that's what it's all about.

Rovers didn't deserve their lead. we could have won by more.

Simpson was poor today, garner got the sub spot on. mckirdy changed the incisiveness in the final third.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:31:11
Quote from: Shrivvy Road
The 4 subs were de to the Rovers 3rd being a concussion sub, i noticed he went straight off and was treated on the pitch and allowed to be replaced straight away

he looked very wobbly coming off.

and he was 7ft 6


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:32:38
The adver have confirmed they called the EFL and they confirmed we were not allowed to call it off
That fountain of knowledge at the Adver?! It just can’t be true, so say all our starting XI we’re away we wouldn’t be able to call it off. Struggle to believe that.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:34:13
If u all want to trace 4700 miles u can come watch in my garage with me and have ribs and steaks.  
Now if my Huskers can win today I will have a great weekend.  
Cheers guys. Thanks for the info and friendly chat for the foreigner  :beers:

Enjoy my friend, enjoy. Remember if the ‘Huskers’ lose today, they fight another day next week.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:36:04
McKirdy is pure cult hero material, isn't he?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:39:04
McKirdy is pure cult hero material, isn't he?
Hes different, hes a showman, hes like an eager schoolboy always chasing the ball and doing little tricks to get past his opponent.

When it works he looks great, when it doesn't he looks frustrated, its a fine line.

Today it was brilliance.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:39:11
Gladders:
- Delighted with the result and performance
- Lapse in concentration for the goal but limited them to little else
- System we play dominates the ball
- No echoes of Luke Williams. Management have different ideas
- Longer season goes on the stronger we get
- Took penalty because Payne was not on pitch
- If you put them hard and low it doesnt matter what the keeper does
- Not been happy with form. Havent played for 6 months.
- Felt better in last couple of weeks
- Known what is expected of him.
- Game hasnt changed too much since he was here before. Just knowing right times to drift past people
- Club point of view. Main aim to consolidate
- Squad confident what they can do on the pitch
- Chemistry between team is that people get on and work hard in training
- Put in good performances. Its just about hitting the back of the net


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:39:55
That fountain of knowledge at the Adver?! It just can’t be true, so say all our starting XI we’re away we wouldn’t be able to call it off. Struggle to believe that.
Jesus mate you will just argue and argue won't you. How about just taking their word for it. Why would they bother lying

Just won 3-1 and because you can't moan about that you accuse the manager of lying


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:40:52
kansas city

Gotcha. My kids live in Clarksville Tennessee, I know RT lives in Atlanta. Assuming both of those are mad far away from either Clarksville or Atlanta? Anyway, hope you enjoyed your first Town experience


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:41:02
McKirdy is pure cult hero material, isn't he?

Like a lower league Jack Grealish.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:44:04
Jesus mate you will just argue and argue won't you. How about just taking their word for it. Why would they bother lying

Just won 3-1 and because you can't moan about that you accuse the manager of lying
No I just fail to believe you can be forced to play a game if a high number of players are away on international duty, it’s the whole reason there are no PL or championship games. If we are being forced we should be challenging sky and the EFL for double standards.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:50:48
Gotcha. My kids live in Clarksville Tennessee, I know RT lives in Atlanta. Assuming both of those are mad far away from either Clarksville or Atlanta? Anyway, hope you enjoyed your first Town experience


clarksville would be around 10-12 hour drive i would guess


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:52:33

clarksville would be around 10-12 hour drive i would guess
Surely its better to get the last train there?  ;D


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:54:33
Just got home from the game, watched from behind enemy lines, sat just behind the Rovers dugout, and struggled to keep my mouth shut at times but I lived to tell the tale.

In the first half, I felt like we largely dominated. Rovers scored against the run of play but we were undeterred in how they wanted t play football and stuck to our guns. We focused our attack down the left where they didn't have a natural defender and just kept picking at them.

Simpson is a decent player but we play balls into him completely against his style of play. He's not quick enough to run onto a ball over the top but we continue to feed those balls into him. One of the first comments from the Rovers fans I remember is something like 'we just to be good at passing the ball around at the back too' but this possession play was the underpinning of our success today. The patient build-up, pulling Rovers apart piece by piece. Unlucky to go into halftime 1-0 down IMO with all the opportunities we created. Rovers fans around me were shouting at Barton to change it up for the 2nd half. They had no confidence being 1-0 up that it would hold.

2nd half, we came out and carried on playing our style. Slowly pinning Rovers defence back deep in their own half. I can confirm Rovers fans have the same opinions on Pitman as he did with us, with one gentleman suggesting that he shared the same medical diagnoses of piles judging by how he waddles around the pitch... Why someone felt the need to shout that out on the terrace, god knows but they are a strange bunch...

Joey Barton spent largely the first half banging his head on the dugout in frustration, screaming at everyone. In comparison, 2nd half he was very, speechless on the sidelines barely moving. After all the shit he spouted in the pre-match media this week, he looks pretty stupid now!

The ref had an up and down game. Defensively, we had our hands all over Pitman and looked like we were trying to tweak his nipples from behind in honesty, but we got away with it. One thing that made me laugh, Pitman fell over in front of the Gas dugout wanting a freekick and then proceeded to pick the ball up thinking the ref had to give it to him. Only for the ref to blow for a free kick to Swindon. Pitman threw the ball into the dugout only for Swindon to take a throw-in..?

We kept pushing hard and got the deserved equaliser, penalty and icing on the cake. Super happy for McKirdy as when he was coming on, the abuse he got from the Rovers fans for his ponytail, he simply turned around and smiled like an assassin to the home fans.

Buzzing to have seen us win from behind enemy lines. Very strange experience but well worth it!! The highlight of the day towards the end of the game, Swindon fans oleing the successful passes for one Rovers fan to scream 'WE'RE GETTING FUCKING OLE'D, AT HOME, TO FUCKING SWINDON!!!! JOEY BARTON, YOU FUCKING C*NT, CAN YOU HEAR THEM TAKING THE COMPLETE PISS OUT OF US!?!?' The perfect cherry on top for a glorious derby day win!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 17:23:26
I would hate to be your missus, Theakston. I bet you’re a hard man to please when your dinner gets put on the table  :D

We’ve just thumped our local rivals away from home, cheer up fella. It’s entirely plausible that with the current situation at the club, the opportunity of an additional and unexpected £10,000 is worth risking against some international call ups when we are well placed in the league.

Superb today, what else if there to say - we can only enjoy these moments given the recent dross we’ve been served up  :beers:


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: tans on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 17:41:22
Did he say anything about Grant?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 17:42:09
One concern actually from today's game. Alex Gilbert.

Looked weak on the ball, the dugout was screaming at him to get into the box more and ultimately got hauled off early. Is he good enough? Certainly thinks he's good enough running around with his white boots...


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 17:58:09
I would hate to be your missus, Theakston. I bet you’re a hard man to please when your dinner gets put on the table  :D

We’ve just thumped our local rivals away from home, cheer up fella. It’s entirely plausible that with the current situation at the club, the opportunity of an additional and unexpected £10,000 is worth risking against some international call ups when we are well placed in the league.

Superb today, what else if there to say - we can only enjoy these moments given the recent dross we’ve been served up  :beers:

Agree entirely, we’re not flush with cash. £10k is four months salary for a player in the January transfer window or £4K toward some bonuses.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 17:59:25
No I just fail to believe you can be forced to play a game if a high number of players are away on international duty, it’s the whole reason there are no PL or championship games. If we are being forced we should be challenging sky and the EFL for double standards.

The way I’m understanding it is that sky said ‘we’ll show the game, but regardless of international call ups you have to play it’ and we said yes. Presumably Plymouth & Pompey called theirs off a few weeks back.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 18:05:41
One concern actually from today's game. Alex Gilbert.

Looked weak on the ball, the dugout was screaming at him to get into the box more and ultimately got hauled off early. Is he good enough? Certainly thinks he's good enough running around with his white boots...
That was his poorest game but he has been very good lately. I think we need to remember this is his first ever experience of professional football at 1st team level. He has made a bigger impact than many players have afetr 4 league games for me


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 18:08:30
The way I’m understanding it is that sky said ‘we’ll show the game, but regardless of international call ups you have to play it’ and we said yes. Presumably Plymouth & Pompey called theirs off a few weeks back.
Seems mental to agree to that

I would hate to be your missus, Theakston. I bet you’re a hard man to please when your dinner gets put on the table  :D

We’ve just thumped our local rivals away from home, cheer up fella. It’s entirely plausible that with the current situation at the club, the opportunity of an additional and unexpected £10,000 is worth risking against some international call ups when we are well placed in the league.

Superb today, what else if there to say - we can only enjoy these moments given the recent dross we’ve been served up  :beers:
Not at all, it just seems a massive own goal that we’ve won for the first time in over a month and rather than building up momentum we are hamstrung for the next game as we are without 4 players, their absence in training alone will surely be less than ideal. My biggest concern is Ward has looked poor in the games he’s played so without JW in a match against the league leaders is far from ideal. Just seems very naive by the club and massive double standards from the EFL and Sky if we are really locked in.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 18:13:08
Has Ward looked poor? He has played two matches, a clean sheet away at League 1 Cambridge and a decent goal conceded against Arsenal. I thought his distribution could have been improved during the latter at times but based on the very little he’s played, I’d say he’s a competent back up at League 2 level.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 18:15:53
Very pleased with the result today


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 18:20:32
Quote from: tans
Did he say anything about Grant?

not that I've read.

suspect he's fucked garner off over the international stuff. bloody shame if so.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Frigby Daser on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 18:30:26
Official site actually has some fairly reasonable comments about Grant.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 18:33:43
Could it be something as controversial as Grant not looking anything special in his appearances this season or last?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 18:42:19
Could it be something as controversial as Grant not looking anything special in his appearances this season or last?

 Could be a number of things. Grant has ATM cult status @ SN1. It is his to keep or lose. The management has a duty to ensure the club is successful on and off the field. If that means Grant doesn’t play for whatever reason then we have to accept that.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 18:50:53
Official site actually has some fairly reasonable comments about Grant.
Could you pop the link up please mate


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Crozzer on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 18:58:21
Could it be something as controversial as Grant not looking anything special in his appearances this season or last?

Reed is playing so well that Grant isn't needed, especially with three at the back. Also, why disrupt the squad when he's available for only one game?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 19:00:08
Nice to be proven wrong but wish we would start turning up in the first half!

Should have scored 4 first half.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 19:03:31
Quote from: Crozzer
Reed is playing so well that Grant isn't needed, especially with three at the back. Also, why disrupt the squad when he's available for only one game?

Reed has been excellent. But he's not injury proof.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 19:07:08
Just got home from the game, watched from behind enemy lines, sat just behind the Rovers dugout, and struggled to keep my mouth shut at times but I lived to tell the tale.

In the first half, I felt like we largely dominated. Rovers scored against the run of play but we were undeterred in how they wanted t play football and stuck to our guns. We focused our attack down the left where they didn't have a natural defender and just kept picking at them.

Simpson is a decent player but we play balls into him completely against his style of play. He's not quick enough to run onto a ball over the top but we continue to feed those balls into him. One of the first comments from the Rovers fans I remember is something like 'we just to be good at passing the ball around at the back too' but this possession play was the underpinning of our success today. The patient build-up, pulling Rovers apart piece by piece. Unlucky to go into halftime 1-0 down IMO with all the opportunities we created. Rovers fans around me were shouting at Barton to change it up for the 2nd half. They had no confidence being 1-0 up that it would hold.

2nd half, we came out and carried on playing our style. Slowly pinning Rovers defence back deep in their own half. I can confirm Rovers fans have the same opinions on Pitman as he did with us, with one gentleman suggesting that he shared the same medical diagnoses of piles judging by how he waddles around the pitch... Why someone felt the need to shout that out on the terrace, god knows but they are a strange bunch...

Joey Barton spent largely the first half banging his head on the dugout in frustration, screaming at everyone. In comparison, 2nd half he was very, speechless on the sidelines barely moving. After all the shit he spouted in the pre-match media this week, he looks pretty stupid now!

The ref had an up and down game. Defensively, we had our hands all over Pitman and looked like we were trying to tweak his nipples from behind in honesty, but we got away with it. One thing that made me laugh, Pitman fell over in front of the Gas dugout wanting a freekick and then proceeded to pick the ball up thinking the ref had to give it to him. Only for the ref to blow for a free kick to Swindon. Pitman threw the ball into the dugout only for Swindon to take a throw-in..?

We kept pushing hard and got the deserved equaliser, penalty and icing on the cake. Super happy for McKirdy as when he was coming on, the abuse he got from the Rovers fans for his ponytail, he simply turned around and smiled like an assassin to the home fans.

Buzzing to have seen us win from behind enemy lines. Very strange experience but well worth it!! The highlight of the day towards the end of the game, Swindon fans oleing the successful passes for one Rovers fan to scream 'WE'RE GETTING FUCKING OLE'D, AT HOME, TO FUCKING SWINDON!!!! JOEY BARTON, YOU FUCKING C*NT, CAN YOU HEAR THEM TAKING THE COMPLETE PISS OUT OF US!?!?' The perfect cherry on top for a glorious derby day win!

Enjoyed getting a few songs started, You’re getting sacked in the Morning and Joey give us a wave :)

Some cracking moments outside the ground, a 70 year old Gas fan giving my lad the middle finger and the Ian Holloway lookalike who was giving it large when Rovers took the lead.
Standing on the steps of the stand out the back getting angry. Holloway gives us a wave :)

Pitman is absolutely shite.
Rovers slow and ponderous. Outclassed today.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: mastapeaka on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 19:07:52
Just got home from the game, watched from behind enemy lines, sat just behind the Rovers dugout, and struggled to keep my mouth shut at times but I lived to tell the tale.

In the first half, I felt like we largely dominated. Rovers scored against the run of play but we were undeterred in how they wanted t play football and stuck to our guns. We focused our attack down the left where they didn't have a natural defender and just kept picking at them.

Simpson is a decent player but we play balls into him completely against his style of play. He's not quick enough to run onto a ball over the top but we continue to feed those balls into him. One of the first comments from the Rovers fans I remember is something like 'we just to be good at passing the ball around at the back too' but this possession play was the underpinning of our success today. The patient build-up, pulling Rovers apart piece by piece. Unlucky to go into halftime 1-0 down IMO with all the opportunities we created. Rovers fans around me were shouting at Barton to change it up for the 2nd half. They had no confidence being 1-0 up that it would hold.

2nd half, we came out and carried on playing our style. Slowly pinning Rovers defence back deep in their own half. I can confirm Rovers fans have the same opinions on Pitman as he did with us, with one gentleman suggesting that he shared the same medical diagnoses of piles judging by how he waddles around the pitch... Why someone felt the need to shout that out on the terrace, god knows but they are a strange bunch...

Joey Barton spent largely the first half banging his head on the dugout in frustration, screaming at everyone. In comparison, 2nd half he was very, speechless on the sidelines barely moving. After all the shit he spouted in the pre-match media this week, he looks pretty stupid now!

The ref had an up and down game. Defensively, we had our hands all over Pitman and looked like we were trying to tweak his nipples from behind in honesty, but we got away with it. One thing that made me laugh, Pitman fell over in front of the Gas dugout wanting a freekick and then proceeded to pick the ball up thinking the ref had to give it to him. Only for the ref to blow for a free kick to Swindon. Pitman threw the ball into the dugout only for Swindon to take a throw-in..?

We kept pushing hard and got the deserved equaliser, penalty and icing on the cake. Super happy for McKirdy as when he was coming on, the abuse he got from the Rovers fans for his ponytail, he simply turned around and smiled like an assassin to the home fans.

Buzzing to have seen us win from behind enemy lines. Very strange experience but well worth it!! The highlight of the day towards the end of the game, Swindon fans oleing the successful passes for one Rovers fan to scream 'WE'RE GETTING FUCKING OLE'D, AT HOME, TO FUCKING SWINDON!!!! JOEY BARTON, YOU FUCKING C*NT, CAN YOU HEAR THEM TAKING THE COMPLETE PISS OUT OF US!?!?' The perfect cherry on top for a glorious derby day win!

Fantastic mole report! Loved that last bit - thanks for posting this :D


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 19:08:29
Reed has been excellent. But he's not injury proof.
True but i imagine this has all escalated (just assuming) because he was left out last week. If Reid was injured Grant would likely be recalled. All this has proved to me is that we need a player like Grant in January


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 19:23:53
I guess whatever the issues are, they'll be dealt with the managers way.

keep winning be slips from mind
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I guess I don't get away much. First time I can remember the ref/lino having a bit of a laugh with fans while warming up.

not that it made any difference come kick off. rightly so


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 19:39:02
Rovers view

https://youtu.be/tftC5629DOU


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 19:47:12
Love to hear the revisionist Ben Garner comment.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 19:47:38
After the game Barton offered to walk away - no compo. Wael said he backs him and the group 100%.

Shit. They really are in trouble!


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 19:49:42
Some of those comments and observations seemed to be quite familiar


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 19:49:43
Quote from: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey
After the game Barton offered to walk away - no compo. Wael said he backs him and the group 100%.

brilliant. They really are in trouble!


Flynn by Monday then;)

ps. fify


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: JoeMezz on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 19:57:19
Why did both sides make 4 subs today? Thought 3 was the limit


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: tans on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 19:58:57
One player had concussion i think


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: JoeMezz on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 20:00:50
One player had concussion i think

So that allows us to make one extra because they did? That would be the ultimate fuck up  :D


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 20:17:23
 :)

https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/1444395400715284484?s=20


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 20:55:01
One player had concussion i think

He was so concussed he looked like he drank all the cider in Bristol…


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: cheltred69 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 20:55:33
So that allows us to make one extra because they did? That would be the ultimate fuck up  :D
Yes, that was a new one on me so looked it up when I got home.
New concussion rules are being trialled this year.
If a player has suspected concussion they must be substituted immediately. Teams can make up to 2 such substitutions and if they do then the opposition team also gets the ability to make additional normal substitutions.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: JoeMezz on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 21:00:03
He was so concussed he looked like he drank all the cider in Bristol…

To be fair their whole team looked like that


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 21:14:17
Pitman is finished, was finished last season and so lucky we dodged a bullet.
Absolutely shite and an embarrassment to professional football.
Glad to see another nail in Joey’s coffin.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 22:24:14
Holloway was rather muted on Quest tonight 🤣🤣


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 07:25:56
Iandolo is a bit of an enigma isn’t he. Very talented but he needs to be played in midfield. Problem is we are overloaded with talented midfielders so how does he get a game.

Gladwin’s best game, for me.

Special shout out for the Rovers Foghorn Leghorn BOOOO fan - amazing stamina to boo so often and for so long!

I’m not sure the missing players will be such a huge problem v FGR. Wollacott will be a big miss but Ward looked decent enough in his couple of games. Most would like to see McKirdy start so that’s Gilbert’s replacement. Garner isn’t picking Grant anyway and Williams seems to be a bit part player for some strange reason.

Would just like to see us play the entire 90 mins how we played the last 45 yesterday.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 08:15:25
Would have been more than happy to get three points from the six in the away games at Brovers and the Vegans,  so next week is a free hit, anything out of that would be a bonus.
Have been impressed with McKirdys pace since he made the squad, seems to have changed the game single handed yesterday, hope he starts at the Vegans, could be his best opportunity to claim a first team place.  And out best chance to score a goal in the first half !!.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 08:17:38
Would have been more than happy to get three points from the six in the away games at Brovers and the Vegans,  so next week is a free hit, anything out of that would be a bonus.
Have been impressed with McKirdys pace since he made the squad, seems to have changed the game single handed yesterday, hope he starts at the Vegans, could be his best opportunity to claim a first team place.  And out best chance to score a goal in the first half !!.
Wonder if he is best in the David Fairclough role though? I hope not, but it's possible.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 08:28:13
Dominant display and a well deserved win.
Good fun on the away terrace.
The waterproof jacket wasn't and still exhaling red smoke this morning.
A turn of pace (or a very gentle jog by anybody else's standards) needed on the approach to Temple Meads to just make the 7 o'clock train.

Normally having 4 first teamers on their first loan in the football league could be an issue with inconsistent performances.
However it's a credit to their quality and possibly also to the coaching setup & environment here that they have stepped up and played well with more ups than downs.
Gilbert is still finding his feet and a goal or an assist would do him good.
First out of sorts performance from Simpson yesterday otherwise he's been very good, just needs to be more clinical with finishing.
KKH has grown into the wing back role and is back to early season form after a slight dip. The final ball and decision making will improve.
Crichlow has been very solid. Not sure what his contract situation with Huddersfield is but must be worth an approach next summer.

Although not a loan can add JoJo, who has been excellent, to the above as well with only a handful of league appearances.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 08:37:49
Same three scorers as at Scunthorpe and in the same order as well.

They might need an acronym if they carry on.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: REDBUCK on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 08:55:46
Would just like to see us play the entire 90 mins how we played the last 45 yesterday.

I just dont think Garner sees the game played that way for 90 minutes.

Garner seems to like to spend the first half sussing out how teams are set up against us by playing keep ball and gently probing. Planly works better away from home when we're not expected to be on the front foot and when the opposition is as poor ss yesterday.

Not so well as against Port Vale who pressed very well, same likely next week. It would be good for us to play a different way sometimes.

Yesterday he worked out that Rovers although attempting a press of sorts only had Pitman doing it, so for the second half we seemed to move our play further up the pitch and as a result were finding space centrally in and around the box as well as wide and getting more players in the box.

Mikirdy provided the much needed spark in the final third yesterday, taking people on and causing panic. Gilbert wasn't providng it so was replaced.

Mikirdy taking players on, players getting in the box and a couple of howlers from Rovers and we get three goals.

 


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 09:37:51
I see mckirdy as an impact sub who can change matches as he did yesterday, when he has started games he doesn't have the same impetus to get at them.

We always start games slowly and thats not Mkirdys game, he likes the ball played to him so he can run at teams, that opportunity doesn't come often early in games this season as we try to keep it slow and methodical early doors.

Easily the best player on the pitch when he came on yesterday and ran his socks off chasing everything and often winning them.

Gilbert is much more of a ball carrier who doesnt take a large amount of risks which is what Garner likes in 1st half of games.

Disappointed with Simpson yesterday as it was by far his poorest game but as they came on the pitch his body language looked poor when he saw how hard it was raining and he never really got into the game against what was in essence the weakest defence we have come up against all season so far, he should have been in his element but he just was never at the races.

Great result and a lot of positive comments from Rovers fans after the game but they look fucked with Barton in charge, which is good to see :)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 10:06:49
Dominant display and a well deserved win.
Good fun on the away terrace.
The waterproof jacket wasn't and still exhaling red smoke this morning.
A turn of pace (or a very gentle jog by anybody else's standards) needed on the approach to Temple Meads to just make the 7 o'clock train.

Normally having 4 first teamers on their first loan in the football league could be an issue with inconsistent performances.
However it's a credit to their quality and possibly also to the coaching setup & environment here that they have stepped up and played well with more ups than downs.
Gilbert is still finding his feet and a goal or an assist would do him good.
First out of sorts performance from Simpson yesterday otherwise he's been very good, just needs to be more clinical with finishing.
KKH has grown into the wing back role and is back to early season form after a slight dip. The final ball and decision making will improve.
Crichlow has been very solid. Not sure what his contract situation with Huddersfield is but must be worth an approach next summer.

Although not a loan can add JoJo, who has been excellent, to the above as well with only a handful of league appearances.

Did you walk back to the station Bob or catch a bus or taxi maybe as that's a fair way


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: 4D on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 10:09:50
I reckon WB pub crawled his way back  :)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 10:15:04
I reckon WB pub crawled his way back  :)

He done well to jog at the end then😀


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 10:43:43
To save trawling through pages of comments here are the ones that mention us from the gas forum, most seem pretty positive in our favour TBH and quite fair.

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Rovers threw a victory away, but swindon didnt look like a team that could score more than one goal in a game. So had the 3 points given to them.

Sorry, but I completely disagree in your assessment of Swindon. They missed several guilt-edged chances prior to equalising and thoroughly deserve their 3-1 win. The fact that it was a soft penalty and a goalkeeping blunder is neither here nor there. Swindon had enough chances and shot on goal to win handsomely anyway.

Got what we deserve. Stood off all game and created virtually nothing.

We have been 2nd best and I don't begrudge Swindon the points

We deserve that score, got exactly what we deserved.

This was a big game for Barton. Will be the icing on the cake for many who were on the fence.

1 moment of brilliant football, 80 minutes of absolute dross. Suck it up Barton, outplayed by ‘negligent Garner’

Because the ref gave them one goal and belly gave them another. Other than that Swindon are toothless upfront. Like at rovers BG did lots of passing in the middle third but nobody on the end of balls.

This performance was a total sh** show and Swindon could have scored at least 7. Wael you have made a huge mistake backing this w*nk*r the only chance o f saving this season is to get rid of him now, even that might not save our league status because this bunch of past their sell by dates are simply not good enough. We are in deep trouble.

Garner must feel on top of the world tonight and so he should, not only has he won he has stuck a big middle finger up to Rovers, Barton and I suppose us fans. It pains me to say , but he is proving his critics wrong and showing Rovers up for the mugs that we are.

Today was dire. Our best player was the keeper

Got what we deserved, I'm sorry joey it's not worked out ten games in, and a manager who only had 7 players when he joined swindle outperformed you, a man you said was negligent for our demise

A complete and total humiliation. Garner must be a very happy man tonight --- and understandably so. An absolutely shocking result. The last 45 minutes sums up our decline over the last two years. What a capitulation! At home as well.

Swindon could easily have had 4, 5 or 6. We were totally outclassed from start to finish.
They gave us a footballing lesson and it's clearly Barton who is looking imcompetent now.
This is a worse Rovers squad than the one that got relegated to the Conference in 2014.
Played off the park by Garner's Swindon at home. Surely his time is up.

Swindons midfield and defenders had all the time and space they could wish for,second half especially, they wont have an easier game all season.

We made Swindon look like Brazil. We are truly pathetic in every department

If you watch the other Swindle games this season you will notice its not a case of normally they would score those chances. Because they have not

the formation played right into Swindons hands today. Everyone knew they would play from the back and by starting with Pitman up front on his own we let them do exactly that. They've given us a lesson today, our midfield was pretty much non existant throughout.

Apart from a really well crafted goal from us, it just felt like the inevitable outcome from lots of swindle pressure.

They're number 10 Payne in the middle was what we were missing last year. When they played garnerball along the back line he was their out but instead of playing backwards or sideways all the time he'd mix it up with a pass or dribble forwards.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 11:05:02
Did you walk back to the station Bob or catch a bus or taxi maybe as that's a fair way

Usual way out was cordoned off, found a bus stop by accident but had to wait over an hour as it was next to where some Town fans had been corralled prior to being marched off to Parkway. Police described it as "controlling the situation". Indeed.
Couple of scheduled buses turned off before the hold up.
All good fun.

Looking at their forum, interesting to see the terms basket case & shambles being used and it's not aimed at us for a change.
Also the trusty "I'm not going again until <insert name> has gone."


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 11:09:44
Usual way out was cordoned off, found a bus stop by accident but had to wait over an hour as it was next to where some Town fans had been corralled prior to being marched off to Parkway. Police described it as "controlling the situation". Indeed.
Couple of scheduled buses turned off before the hold up.
All good fun.

Looking at their forum, interesting to see the terms basket case & shambles being used and it's not aimed at us for a change.
Also the trusty "I'm not going again until <insert name> has gone."

Cheers Bob, Was there any trouble outside as I noticed the home fans were held back which they weren't happy about and fair play to the fans that walked to and from parkway station as that is also a fair way unless they laid busses on.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 11:09:46
Its this sort of performance we need to see at home to continue the good crowd levels.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 11:33:16
Cheers Bob, Was there any trouble outside as I noticed the home fans were held back which they weren't happy about and fair play to the fans that walked to and from parkway station as that is also a fair way unless they laid busses on.

All the Swindon fans were let out together straight after the game. Plenty of singing and Rovers fans were behind the Police lines.
Main road was cordoned off and we turned right up the hill where the car was parked. Walking straight towards a few Rovers walking down but all decent types.
They did look miserable though.
Prefer the Gas everyday to the Shit Heads, far more grounded and less deluded than the Shit Heads.
Felt edgy but without threatening. Just how derby games should be and always enjoy playing Rovers away.



Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 11:41:40
Its this sort of performance we need to see at home to continue the good crowd levels.
Its this sort of performance we need to see at home to continue the good crowd levels.

Garner likes a patient build up, we move the ball left to right, right to left trying to find pockets in the midfield areas, every now and again Dion Hoddle will try and find a wide space.
Pitman as lone striker was completely isolated and was his typical shit self. Our style and fitness levels exploited their mature team yesterday. Said at halftime confident we would win it, if we could get a goal.

The style is far more effective and pleasing on the eye away from home as we are given more room to play in. The players have been recruited to fit the style. If we could take the lead at home early first half I believe it would open up the game a little more.
Still believe we are getting better however a goalscorer would be a much needed addition in January.

Expectations- Right now way exceeding.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: stfcjack on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 11:41:42
We left the escort and walked down a few streets to order a taxi, still took 40 mins to arrive. When the town fans caught up with us we were chanted at thinking we were rovers fans despite our best efforts to explain we were Swindon 😂😂 Brilliant day out, enjoyed the Knights Templar before the game. Didn’t even notice the rain towards the end, brilliant. Up the Town.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 11:47:01
All the Swindon fans were let out together straight after the game. Plenty of singing and Rovers fans were behind the Police lines.
Main road was cordoned off and we turned right up the hill where the car was parked. Walking straight towards a few Rovers walking down but all decent types.
They did look miserable though.
Prefer the Gas everyday to the Shit Heads, far more grounded and less deluded than the Shit Heads.
Felt edgy but without threatening. Just how derby games should be and always enjoy playing Rovers away.



Cheers Duke, hope all is well mate


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 11:50:20
We left the escort and walked down a few streets to order a taxi, still took 40 mins to arrive. When the town fans caught up with us we were chanted at thinking we were rovers fans despite our best efforts to explain we were Swindon 😂😂 Brilliant day out, enjoyed the Knights Templar before the game. Didn’t even notice the rain towards the end, brilliant. Up the Town.

The mem isn't the best to get to unless you drive or coach and surprised they don't lay buses on for away fans to at least Parkway which is slighly nearer than temple meads


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Boy About Town on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 11:56:13
https://twitter.com/chris_alan_86_/status/1444634052712148992?s=21  :beers:


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 12:14:50
I do love the way that this season the players truly look happy about scoring and always go straight over to the fans to celebrate with them, a fan/player unity.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: stfcjack on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 12:28:43
I do love the way that this season the players truly look happy about scoring and always go straight over to the fans to celebrate with them, a fan/player unity.

The Simpson belly dive is excellent 😍


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 13:25:37
what is it with Williams? tactical/too many similar players or fitness? or I suppose contractual somehow..

actually not morning, just suprised he's not starting.

then, would do you drop


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 13:38:05
what is it with Williams? tactical/too many similar players or fitness? or I suppose contractual somehow..

actually not morning, just suprised he's not starting.

then, would do you drop

To be honest he’s not been overly impressive in the games he has started.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 14:06:14
He's looked best off the bench for me. Deliberately or not, we seem to tire others teams out in the first 60 or so and then beat them (hopefully) in the last third with a change of tempo from McKirdy, Williams etc.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and
Post by: JoeMezz on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 14:07:39
To be honest he’s not been overly impressive in the games he has started.

He's looked decent but hasn't influenced the game much...


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: 4D on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 15:04:33
:)

https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/1444395400715284484?s=20


Been viewed over 62k times, quite a few by me  :) Brilliant, will be used a lot in the future.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Hunk on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 17:48:10
I’ve nothing against Rovers and feel quite sorry for their predicament. They have, in general, as much time for Barton as we had for Sheradactyl


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Boy About Town on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 18:03:54
I’ve nothing against Rovers and feel quite sorry for their predicament. They have, in general, as much time for Barton as we had for Sheradactyl

What have you been smoking? We hate them, they hate us. We’d have stayed up with the right manager and right owner. Never feel sorry for them. Feel sorry for Bury who went OOB not Rovers.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Crackity Jones on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 18:11:20
What have you been smoking? We hate them, they hate us. We’d have stayed up with the right manager and right owner. Never feel sorry for them. Feel sorry for Bury who went OOB not Rovers.
I am indifferent to Rovers - I certainly don't hate them.but I cant stand their manager so find their situation quite funny.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Frigby Daser on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 18:32:21
After the game Barton offered to walk away - no compo. Wael said he backs him and the group 100%.

Shit. They really are in trouble!

The only evidence for that is Joey Barton’s word, so I wouldn’t bank on it. His Garner comments pre-match were pitiful. Pure arrogance and opportunism laying the blame for his own failings on Garner. There’s not a more classless man in football. And that’s before we get to the domestic violence, assault charges and stubbing fags out in other people’s eyes… before he got to Rovers, I thought they had a decent manager on their hands. Now, I can’t see the attraction….


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Hunk on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 18:40:12
The only evidence for that is Joey Barton’s word, so I wouldn’t bank on it. His Garner comments pre-match were pitiful. Pure arrogance and opportunism laying the blame for his own failings on Garner. There’s not a more classless man in football. And that’s before we get to the domestic violence, assault charges and stubbing fags out in other people’s eyes… before he got to Rovers, I thought they had a decent manager on their hands. Now, I can’t see the attraction….

His comments towards Garner were so pitiful that you’d have to have very thin skin to be offended by them. What he said about Ben being ‘negligent’ was the most transparent attempt at transferring blame I’ve ever seen. Gas fans saw through it too, I expect the majority were physically cringing


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: fuzzy on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 22:57:10
We made a weekend of it and celbrated a fantastic vitory with probably the best curry I have ever eaten.

I left this as a parting shot on the desk in our hotel room this morning-

(https://i.imgur.com/Id40QCi.jpg)


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, October 4, 2021, 08:39:22
I know its not appreciated by too many but as long as a couple of people say they like it and want me to continue then I will :)

Awful weather out there today may affect our passing based game style.

As usual I avoid the Match Day thread on the actual match day and read back after the event as I love to read how knee jerk people get during the game!

However before I do I also want to say how much of a fine job you do during the games JJ. As I am either at the game, or watching on Ifollow I don't spend any time on this thread during the game, but I used to use this thread every matchday and your updates were always a great way of knowing what was going on. So Chapeau to you JJ.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, October 4, 2021, 09:03:08
One thing that made me laugh, Pitman fell over in front of the Gas dugout wanting a freekick and then proceeded to pick the ball up thinking the ref had to give it to him. Only for the ref to blow for a free kick to Swindon.

I fucking love it when refs do that, wish they would do it more in the PL!

What's the beef with Garner, how can Barton be blaming a manager who left nearly 12 months, 2 transfer windows and 2 managers ago.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, October 4, 2021, 09:11:35
Thoroughly enjoyable game that one after a ropey first 20 minutes or so. After that it was pretty much domination and only a matter of time before we broke through. McKirdy's exuberance and energy was exactly what we needed. Yes Rovers were as bad, if not worse than Colchester but I thought we got it pretty much spot on. They were slow and plodding and we just popped it around playing very good football. As usual the final third is where we are lacking the most but we created plenty of chances and half chances and 3-1 is flattering really.

As per the MOM thread I thought Reed was the best player on the park, he always seems to have plenty of time on the ball, the sign of a quality player. Gladwin also played well and of course McKirdy off the bench was inspirational. Up to 5th in what is a very strange league with FGR and Harrogate leading the way. We need to sort out our home form to really press on this season but we look like we are setup to pick up plenty of points away from home. Next week is a challenge for the squad of course but one I am confident of taking points from.   


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Tails on Monday, October 4, 2021, 14:05:00
Rovers really were terrible weren't they? They all looked knackered in the 2nd half too. Pitman actually looks like he's lost a bit of timber but still runs like he's wearing concrete shoes.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, October 4, 2021, 14:10:54
Rovers really were terrible weren't they? They all looked knackered in the 2nd half too. Pitman actually looks like he's lost a bit of timber but still runs like he's wearing concrete shoes.

Having Pitman on the pitch basically eliminated any chance of them pressing us properly and we were able to dictate the game on our terms. In Coutts and Whelan you also have an old midfield pairing and Reed, Gladwin and Payne were able to run the show. Rovers are in for a tough season methinks.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: theakston2k on Monday, October 4, 2021, 14:15:46
Having Pitman on the pitch basically eliminated any chance of them pressing us properly and we were able to dictate the game on our terms. In Coutts and Whelan you also have an old midfield pairing and Reed, Gladwin and Payne were able to run the show. Rovers are in for a tough season methinks.
If you could pick the perfect team for us to play against Rovers on Saturday were it.

If I was an opposition manager I’d be playing 3 mobile and quick forward players to press our backline as it’s guaranteed we will gift chances if they do that, just like the Port Vale did.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Monday, October 4, 2021, 14:17:46
they've got a few injuries to be fair, though I can only name Clarke


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, October 4, 2021, 14:27:08
If you could pick the perfect team for us to play against Rovers on Saturday were it.

If I was an opposition manager I’d be playing 3 mobile and quick forward players to press our backline as it’s guaranteed we will gift chances if they do that, just like the Port Vale did.

Yeah I agree, I was impressed with Port Vale, think they did a job on us. Garner is going to have to come up with a 'plan B' for when clubs press us aggressively, that's when we seem to struggle, particularly at home. I don't watch a lot of Premier league football but I watched Brighton on Saturday and was really impressed with how they play a slick, fast possession based game which gave Arsenal huge problems. We just don't seen to move the ball anywhere near quick enough at home to look dangerous. Hopefully the longer the season goes, we start to see this bearing fruit. Having McKirdy's energy certainly helped on Saturday. 


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Anteater on Monday, October 4, 2021, 18:30:05
I just dont think Garner sees the game played that way for 90 minutes.

Garner seems to like to spend the first half sussing out how teams are set up against us by playing keep ball and gently probing. Planly works better away from home when we're not expected to be on the front foot and when the opposition is as poor ss yesterday.

Not so well as against Port Vale who pressed very well, same likely next week. It would be good for us to play a different way sometimes.

Yesterday he worked out that Rovers although attempting a press of sorts only had Pitman doing it, so for the second half we seemed to move our play further up the pitch and as a result were finding space centrally in and around the box as well as wide and getting more players in the box.
Only press Pitman can possibly be able to contribute to is sitting on apples as a cider press !


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, October 8, 2021, 14:50:13
Joey Barton has gone all David Icke with his pre match interview. Claims God has told him to help out Rovers.

Jesus!

‘This is a very concerning interview...he say that after an hour in Church he 'realised...was sent here to help this football club out of the doldrums..'

If he really believes he is here due to divine intervention then I worry the men in white coats are not far away.

Claims he is not being paid and does it for charity...well I don't believe it...’


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, October 8, 2021, 15:12:52
Joey Barton has gone all David Icke with his pre match interview. Claims God has told him to help out Rovers.

Jesus!

‘This is a very concerning interview...he say that after an hour in Church he 'realised...was sent here to help this football club out of the doldrums..'

If he really believes he is here due to divine intervention then I worry the men in white coats are not far away.

Claims he is not being paid and does it for charity...well I don't believe it...’

Not being paid? That may have some legs on it, after all, the Gas are a lot of things but surely they can’t be that thick to pay someone so shit and deluded a decent wage?


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Nemo on Friday, October 8, 2021, 15:39:39
Joey Barton has gone all David Icke with his pre match interview. Claims God has told him to help out Rovers.

Jesus!

‘This is a very concerning interview...he say that after an hour in Church he 'realised...was sent here to help this football club out of the doldrums..'

If he really believes he is here due to divine intervention then I worry the men in white coats are not far away.

Claims he is not being paid and does it for charity...well I don't believe it...’

God, famously, moves in mysterious ways, but that might be pushing it...


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, October 8, 2021, 18:10:32
Not being paid? That may have some legs on it, after all, the Gas are a lot of things but surely they can’t be that thick to pay someone so shit and deluded a decent wage?

Anything that piece of shit comes out with needs to be ignored.
Scum bag Joey. God would tell him to go to hell.


Title: Re: Bristol Rovers v Swindon pre match chat and matchday thread.
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Friday, October 8, 2021, 21:41:37
Looks like Joey has found himself a reliable coke dealer in Bristol. I didn’t think my hate for Steve Evans could be topped but Barton is flirting with top spot. The only reason he isn’t too yet is because I know he’d love to be too and he doesn’t quite deserve that honour yet.