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Title: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 16:21:08
Tickets for our upcoming trip to Forest Green Rovers will go on sale this Thursday.

Due to the game being on SKY, there will be limited Seating Tickets and these will only be able to be purchased over the phone or direct from STFC Store.

#STFC 🔴⚪️


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 16:46:28
Is this one up for postponing as its international week?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 16:57:22
Potentially yes, but even if we get enough call ups we may not postpone. Who knows


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 10:15:58
Forest Gump Rovers


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 10:19:31
Be mad not to call it off. With JoJo away Ward takes over in goal but we donít have another keeper for the bench.

Then thereís the matter of him isolating if he goes to Zimbabwe.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Private Fraser on Friday, October 1, 2021, 07:58:01
From this mornings 'presser'. This can't be right, can it?

Garner on International call-ups:

"The Forest Green Rovers is a televised game so no matter how many players are called up we have no option to call the game off and we have to play it."

Garner on FGR match:

"It's the rules that we have to play the match because it's televised and it doesn't matter too much what my opinion is on that.... "



Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, October 1, 2021, 08:11:54
Ebou Adams one of FGR best players has been called up for the Gambia.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, October 1, 2021, 09:03:13
From this mornings 'presser'. This can't be right, can it?

Garner on International call-ups:

"The Forest Green Rovers is a televised game so no matter how many players are called up we have no option to call the game off and we have to play it."

Garner on FGR match:

"It's the rules that we have to play the match because it's televised and it doesn't matter too much what my opinion is on that.... "



I think that Charlton were in the same boat when they came here for a televised game in 2016.
Missing some first teamers, couldn't call the game off, lost 3-0.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, October 1, 2021, 09:11:00
Plymouth v Pompey from earlier on this season was called off due to international call-ups. Not totally sure of the rules, perhaps both teams need to have 3+ more players missing or something?

https://www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/news/2021/august/plymouth-match-postponed/


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, October 1, 2021, 09:27:59
1,224 allocation. Bigger club than Rovers?  :)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: tans on Friday, October 1, 2021, 09:31:32
I think that Charlton were in the same boat when they came here for a televised game in 2016.
Missing some first teamers, couldn't call the game off, lost 3-0.

Tim Sherwoods first game of the era he was never here and had no input


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: tans on Friday, October 1, 2021, 10:45:01
Gilbert now called up for Ireland under 21ís


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: tans on Friday, October 1, 2021, 11:27:42
Government confirm agreement reached over red list exemptions for release of international players for forthcoming internationals. As expected, they must be vaccinated and must observe ďstringent protocols on testing, vaccination and bubblesĒ as well as transport.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, October 1, 2021, 11:29:13
That's 4 key players gone now. I'm definitely now in the camp of getting the game called off if at all feasible.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, October 1, 2021, 11:55:24
5 isnít it? JoJo, Grant, Williams, KKH and Gilbert.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Boeta on Friday, October 1, 2021, 12:09:05
Just looked up squads and cannot see call ups for KKH nor Grant. At least not yet anyway


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Friday, October 1, 2021, 12:15:00
Just looked up squads and cannot see call ups for KKH nor Grant. At least not yet anyway
Grants was announced last night by Jamaica but only for the 1 game


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 1, 2021, 12:34:50
Looks like KKH hasn't made the England U20 squad at the moment so that should be one less to worry about.

Gilbert has been called up for the irish U21s though.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Friday, October 1, 2021, 12:57:49
Can't eat daffs*


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, October 1, 2021, 13:09:38
https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/19618988.forest-green-v-swindon-town-will-go-ahead-despite-number-international-call-ups/


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:51:44
i read that FGR only serves vegan food at their stadium....is that correct??
that just offends me!!! 


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 16:55:19
https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/19618988.forest-green-v-swindon-town-will-go-ahead-despite-number-international-call-ups/
Well more fool us for entering into such an agreement so self inflictedÖ great!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 17:00:22
i read that FGR only serves vegan food at their stadium....is that correct??
that just offends me!!!  

Grass munchers.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 17:17:25
Are there still tickets for FGR? Keen to get a ticket first thing Monday morning if there are some left!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 17:23:35
Club tweeted yesterday they still had 400 tickets available due to a system error for ordering online.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 17:34:57
Cheers! That's first thing Monday morning sorted then!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 22:32:10
i read that FGR only serves vegan food at their stadium....is that correct??
that just offends me!!! 

Tree hugging Druid bastards.
No milk either. Bastards tried to poison me last time with soya milk that was off.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Benzel on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 07:39:42
The food at FGR is the best quality food you'll get at any ground in the league

Sent from my CLT-L09


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 09:17:29
Bastards tried to poison me last time with soya milk that was off.
How could you tell the difference :)


Title: Re: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Benzel on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 09:26:21
The food at FGR is the best quality food you'll get at any ground in the league

Sent from my CLT-L09
The hot chocolate was fucking rank though, so steer clear of hot drinks. The food though... Bangin.

Sent from my CLT-L09


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: 4D on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 10:11:28
Anyone doing fancy dress? A bacon bap or hot dog would be good


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: tans on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 12:39:45
Kesler called up for England now according to his twitter


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 12:43:02
Kesler called up for England now according to his twitter
There was talk he might get released to play. If not then if we are without 5 players on Saturday then serious questions need to be asked and answered by club and the league, would be a complete farce.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 13:08:48
There was talk he might get released to play. If not then if we are without 5 players on Saturday then serious questions need to be asked and answered by club and the league, would be a complete farce.
Should be asked of the league i agree. THe club when asked in August had 1 player they had to worry about


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 13:15:10
Should be asked of the league i agree. THe club when asked in August had 1 player they had to worry about
The club has some culpability as well, they arenít above criticism. Agreeing to play a game no matter what is beyond naive, but either way being without 5 players, 3 of which started yesterday should fall into the exceptional circumstances bracket. If we pick up any injuries during training in week weíll be in big trouble Saturday and struggling for numbers.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 13:25:41
On the plus side good olí Doris Johnson is virtually doing away with the red list this week so any extra isolation shouldnít be a worry.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Batch on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 13:35:45
The food at FGR is the best quality food you'll get at any ground in the league

I'll take your word for it.

You need to start queueing now if you want some. 1100 fans, 1 hatch, 1 server. Tinpot


Title: Re: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Benzel on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 14:20:07
I'll take your word for it.

You need to start queueing now if you want some. 1100 fans, 1 hatch, 1 server. Tinpot
Yeah the year Doughty score a pen in the sun, I queued just before half time and made it back to my spot after the 2nd half started. Take a flask this time, the hot drinks are nasty.

Sent from my CLT-L09


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 21:01:10
The club has some culpability as well, they arenít above criticism. Agreeing to play a game no matter what is beyond naive, but either way being without 5 players, 3 of which started yesterday should fall into the exceptional circumstances bracket. If we pick up any injuries during training in week weíll be in big trouble Saturday and struggling for numbers.
Games going to be a total farce,  Vegans must be rubbing their hands.   Anything from this will be an absolute bonus.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, October 4, 2021, 00:29:23
I'll take your word for it.

You need to start queueing now if you want some. 1100 fans, 1 hatch, 1 server. Tinpot

Unless you're in the home end  ;)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Monday, October 4, 2021, 06:35:50
Games going to be a total farce,  Vegans must be rubbing their hands.   Anything from this will be an absolute bonus.
What players do we know are definetly missing


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, October 4, 2021, 06:53:17
Grant - Jamaica

Williams - Wales

Gilbert - Ireland U21

Wollacott is in the Ghana provisional squad. Whether that gets trimmed down before the game I donít know.

KKH - maybe England U21 but thatís only from his twitter account.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, October 4, 2021, 07:42:57
I don't think it's a game we are expecting to win, be good to rotate the squad a bit.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nemo on Monday, October 4, 2021, 07:51:39
Ward
Crichlow Odimayo Conroy
Iandolo Hunt
Reed Gladwin
Payne JML McKirdy
Simpson

First team looks fine really, but bench would be callow. Lyden, Baudry, Parsons, East, Aguilar, Dabre and then the youth teamers



Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Monday, October 4, 2021, 08:44:27
Ward
Crichlow Odimayo Conroy
Iandolo Hunt
Reed Gladwin
Payne JML McKirdy
Simpson

First team looks fine really, but bench would be callow. Lyden, Baudry, Parsons, East, Aguilar, Dabre and then the youth teamers


We basically can't afford to pick up any injuries in training this week or really during the game on Saturday, then to add to the farce we'll have to play almost the same team in the pointless cup on Tuesday as we've very few players to rotate. I see we're even trying to get another keeper in for Saturday as well just to really put the cherry on the top....


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: cheltred69 on Monday, October 4, 2021, 12:02:58
Ward
Crichlow Odimayo Conroy
Iandolo Hunt
Reed Gladwin
Payne JML McKirdy
Simpson

First team looks fine really, but bench would be callow. Lyden, Baudry, Parsons, East, Aguilar, Dabre and then the youth teamers



I know weíre at a disadvantage with players missing but I donít think the EFL will let us play 12 😀


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, October 4, 2021, 12:04:02
I know weíre at a disadvantage with players missing but I donít think the EFL will let us play 12 😀
Its only fair under the circumstances :D


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Monday, October 4, 2021, 12:23:42
:D


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, October 4, 2021, 14:35:27
Now Cooper has gone do they still play a similar style to ourselves? Be interesting to see who can dominate the ball.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: bathford on Monday, October 4, 2021, 14:53:24
Does it honestly matter if these players are missing?

Two arenít in the starting line up. Oneís been ifish and oneís been good and may not make the final cut.

If we can win this despite their absence, that sends a hell of a message to the rest league.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, October 4, 2021, 15:02:02
Just looked up the England U20 squad/fixture. Theyíve got a development game on Thursday. Thatís it. No reason he canít play Saturday as well.

Unless Iíve got that wrong!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Monday, October 4, 2021, 15:59:01
Just double checking.....the game is at noon time in England?  Which is 6am where I am.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Monday, October 4, 2021, 16:01:48
Another question.  where can i buy an adult sized jersey?  when i look at the Swindon FC webstore, all i see is kids sizes.

thanx.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, October 4, 2021, 16:03:24
Just double checking.....the game is at noon time in England?  Which is 6am where I am.

yeah noon kick off fella. I'm not sure if you know already but the game is live on Sky Sports and so won't be available on IFollow. I think you'll be able to get it on an American sports cable channel.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, October 4, 2021, 16:04:58
Another question.  where can i buy an adult sized jersey?  when i look at the Swindon FC webstore, all i see is kids sizes.

thanx.

Bit of a sore issue that. Last I heard we have sold out with no chance of ordering more (supplier issue?)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Monday, October 4, 2021, 16:05:24
Does it honestly matter if these players are missing?

Two arenít in the starting line up. Oneís been ifish and oneís been good and may not make the final cut.

If we can win this despite their absence, that sends a hell of a message to the rest league.
Yeah it makes a considerable difference as you always want to play your best players and have options.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, October 4, 2021, 16:06:08
Bit of a sore issue that. Last I heard we have sold out with no chance of ordering more (supplier issue?)

There is a third kit due for release in the upcoming month or so, keep an eye out for that. I imagine given the issues with getting Home and Away kit, this one could be a good seller.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Monday, October 4, 2021, 16:10:11
yeah noon kick off fella. I'm not sure if you know already but the game is live on Sky Sports and so won't be available on IFollow. I think you'll be able to get it on an American sports cable channel.

good information...i will have to start hunting for it..i have about every channel you can have i think.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Broadbents Tackle on Monday, October 4, 2021, 16:12:32
good information...i will have to start hunting for it..i have about every channel you can have i think.

It's on ESPN+ mate.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Monday, October 4, 2021, 16:25:45
good information...i will have to start hunting for it..i have about every channel you can have i think.


Can't get skysports with out a whole VPN thing BUT  espn+ is going to have it and i have paying for that service in a Hulu/disney/spotify bundle for years....Finally it pays off!! 

5:55 AM   Forest Green Rovers vs. Swindon Town (English League Two)



Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, October 4, 2021, 16:38:11
www.hesgoal.com usually cover matches live free with no sign ups.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, October 4, 2021, 17:07:14
What players do we know are definetly missing

5 will be missing.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Monday, October 4, 2021, 17:20:21
5 will be missing.

JJ, Williams, Gilbert, grant and? Think we have KKH


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, October 4, 2021, 20:07:12
JJ, Williams, Gilbert, grant and? Think we have KKH

KkH will not be available.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: cheltred69 on Monday, October 4, 2021, 20:53:29
KkH will not be available.
Why not? He wasnít named in the U20 squad I saw. Have I missed something?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, October 4, 2021, 21:14:05
Why not? He wasnít named in the U20 squad I saw. Have I missed something?
A social media post for him saying he was off on international duty.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Quagmire on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 06:20:18
As much as a pain in the ass it is having 5 players missing, only 3 of them started Saturday and one of them was replaced and was pretty poor.
So Ward in for Wollocott, Hunt for KKH and McKirdy in for Gilbert.

Itís still a strong 11.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 07:00:37
KkH will not be available.

On standby evidently which is even more frustrating.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 07:14:07
The Grant situation is an absolute piss take. I assume his contract is up at the end of the season but whenever it is, I would not be looking at renewing it if I'm Chorley / Garner... good player or not..


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 07:41:28
The Grant situation is an absolute piss take. I assume his contract is up at the end of the season but whenever it is, I would not be looking at renewing it if I'm Chorley / Garner... good player or not..

Isn't literally everyone's contract up at the end of the season?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 07:53:11
What Grant situation?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 08:16:57
For me Grant has been one of the worst players so far this season and with him travelling away to far flung parts of the world and then having to quarantine etc it made little sense to have him play for one game on Saturday when you are trying to build a settled, structured side. I do however wonder why he wasn't on the bench at all as he can play Midfield or CB so a useful guy to have as an option.

Given his camaraderie and obvious popularity amongst the players I wonder whether he is being utilised as a potential future coach at the club. I imagine this will be his last playing season for us.     


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 08:43:28
For me Grant has been one of the worst players so far this season and with him travelling away to far flung parts of the world and then having to quarantine etc it made little sense to have him play for one game on Saturday when you are trying to build a settled, structured side. I do however wonder why he wasn't on the bench at all as he can play Midfield or CB so a useful guy to have as an option.

Given his camaraderie and obvious popularity amongst the players I wonder whether he is being utilised as a potential future coach at the club. I imagine this will be his last playing season for us.    
I have to disagree about Grant mate. For me I have only seen Grant play 1 poor performances so far and that was Tranmere, he was average vs Salford, he has been at least as good as he was last season.

In the other games he has played (6 in total) vs Tranmere and Carlisle he gained votes for MoM, He played well vs Scunthorpe too, he was easily MoM vs Tranmere the only other game he played was at Cambridge which I never got to watch.

I think hes been very hard done by losing his place after 1 poor game vs Mansfield where he has not featured since.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 08:51:31
I have to disagree about Grant mate. For me I have only seen Grant play 1 poor performances so far and that was Tranmere, he was average vs Salford, he has been at least as good as he was last season.

In the other games he has played (6 in total) vs Tranmere and Carlisle he gained votes for MoM, he was easily MoM vs Tranmere the only other game he played was at Cambridge which I never got to watch.

I think hes been very hard done by losing his place after 1 poor game vs Mansfield where he has not featured since.

I didn't see the Scunny or Carlisle games so can't comment on those. My memory isn't as good as it was but for the games I did watch I don't think he took as much care of the ball as say Reed or Payne. He got his pocket picked a fair amount and his passing was wayward. Obviously that's just my own personal opinion JJ. Obviously there hasn't really been enough games under Garner to really justify my opinion but I personally don't see Grant featuring much, especially when Lyden is fit.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 08:51:39
As much as a pain in the ass it is having 5 players missing, only 3 of them started Saturday and one of them was replaced and was pretty poor.
So Ward in for Wollocott, Hunt for KKH and McKirdy in for Gilbert.

Itís still a strong 11.
Which equates to almost a quarter of our match day squad and all 4 did play. Not having them in training either in terms of numbers for things such as practice matches isnít going to be ideal either.

Iíd happily wager no other game has gone ahead in the EFL where a team has been missing 5 players due to international call ups. Saturday was our first win in over a month and rather than build on it we are now forced to change a significant part of our XI.

For me it also doesnít send out a great message to the fans in terms of what we are looking to achieve this season in terms of do we actually want to challenge? Youíd expect us not to want to play games without players if at all possible and weíve done it against Stevenage and doing it again Saturday with even more players missing.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 08:58:15
I didn't see the Scunny or Carlisle games so can't comment on those. My memory isn't as good as it was but for the games I did watch I don't think he took as much care of the ball as say Reed or Payne. He got his pocket picked a fair amount and his passing was wayward. Obviously that's just my own personal opinion JJ. Obviously there hasn't really been enough games under Garner to really justify my opinion but I personally don't see Grant featuring much, especially when Lyden is fit.
Lot of comments about Grant on the Scunny forum after the game with their fans saying his experience was the difference between the teams, vs Tranny he ruled midfield.

I know he has a reputation that may preceed him off the pitch of being difficult but I do really think he can feel hard done by, if hes good enough for the Jamaica natianal team but not good enough for a L2 team.

All it seems off the back of 1 poor performance and 1 call up, something doesnt add up.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 08:58:23
(grant....)  I don't think he took as much care of the ball as say Reed or Payne. He got his pocket picked a fair amount and his passing was wayward.

I think they are fair observations. But I still disagree with you!

It misses the excellent protection job he was still doing too. Thought he looked a shed load better than last season -  to me anyway..

However, would he displace Reed - absolutely not. I'd have him on the bench though because our midfield can be too lightweight in certain games.

I suspect that he didn't inform the club properly of the call up/isolation period and that lead to the current issue. But that's speculation


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 08:59:37
The more i think about Grant the more it makes sense. Who would you drop for him at the moment


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 09:02:29
The more i think about Grant the more it makes sense. Who would you drop for him at the moment
Gladwin against better teams. We aren't going to get away with playing one centre midfielder in games against better teams especially as the weather deteriorates.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 09:05:54
I think they are fair observations. But I still disagree with you!

It misses the excellent protection job he was still doing too. Thought he looked a shed load better than last season -  to me anyway..

However, would he displace Reed - absolutely not. I'd have him on the bench though because our midfield can be too lightweight in certain games.

I suspect that he didn't inform the club properly of the call up/isolation period and that lead to the current issue. But that's speculation
100% this.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 09:06:16
The more i think about Grant the more it makes sense. Who would you drop for him at the moment
Gladwin. Or at minimum put him on the bench.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 09:13:06
There seems to be a couple of threads within this match day thread. Grant and why are we playing this fixture with the international call ups. Grant I suspect is an internal issues. Regarding the game I can only assume that the club saw £10k? And thought yeah weíll have that. I also think they would have known certain international call ups would be an issue but still feel a result is achievable either way. If you feel strongly on these matters we have the truth and reconciliation committee to contact if you wish.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 09:14:29
I do wonder whether Grant's historical ability to fall out with the vast majority of his managers has reared its head here.

Its a tricky one, over the moon for him about the call up's (which is also a great advert for what the club are doing), but if he is all over the place it gets to the stage that its difficult to keep pissing with a reasonable settled team just to accommodate this, especially as with him getting older I imagine keeping missing training while flying here there and every where ain't gonna help.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 09:17:55
Its a tricky one, over the moon for him about the call up's (which is also a great advert for what the club are doing), but if he is all over the place it gets to the stage that its difficult to keep pissing with a reasonable settled team just to accommodate this, especially as with him getting older I imagine keeping missing training while flying here there and every where ain't gonna help.
If that's the case can we expect JJW to be excluded going forwards as he's going to be subject to quarantine and what not and equally as disruptive.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 09:20:41
Regarding the game I can only assume that the club saw £10k? And thought yeah weíll have that. I also think they would have known certain international call ups would be an issue but still feel a result is achievable either way.

Not sure if it's been mentioned, but the club tried to call the game off. I'm not sure of the specific details as to why it was turned down.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 09:27:56
Not sure if it's been mentioned, but the club tried to call the game off. I'm not sure of the specific details as to why it was turned down.

Its been mentioned numerous times, but is all a lie I tells thee, they are lying to us all!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 09:38:35
Not sure if it's been mentioned, but the club tried to call the game off. I'm not sure of the specific details as to why it was turned down.

I wasnít aware of that. End of.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 09:47:12
Its been mentioned numerous times, but is all a lie I tells thee, they are lying to us all!

We requested to get the game called off, it was denied. End of!  ;) :D


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 09:47:46
I wasnít aware of that. End of.

Why you!!  :headhurts: >:(


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 09:59:50
Which equates to almost a quarter of our match day squad and all 4 did play. Not having them in training either in terms of numbers for things such as practice matches isnít going to be ideal either.

Iíd happily wager no other game has gone ahead in the EFL where a team has been missing 5 players due to international call ups. Saturday was our first win in over a month and rather than build on it we are now forced to change a significant part of our XI.

For me it also doesnít send out a great message to the fans in terms of what we are looking to achieve this season in terms of do we actually want to challenge? Youíd expect us not to want to play games without players if at all possible and weíve done it against Stevenage and doing it again Saturday with even more players missing.
Every game in L1, bar 2, is off due to international call ups. Either international talent is cascading down the pyramid or thereís a distinct lack of true international players and countryís are reduced to whatever they can get.

As for Grant, heís a must for the bench at least - especially if weíre defending a lead in the 2nd half. The fact heís a fans favourite shouldnít blind some of us to his actual worth to the side at this moment. No way would you drop Reed to accommodate him so maybe Garner sees Gladwinís Ďgoing forward and ball retentioní skills as a price worth paying for his inferior defensive skills.

Where does Lyden come into this, as well? It wouldnít surprise me to see Grant leave in January.

Iíve also been thinking about our, touches wood, lack of injuries so far. Iíd presume the majority of injuries are sustained as a result of physical contact and the fact that our possession stats are high and we donít seem like a team to get stuck in has resulted in players steering clear. Iím guessing here, but has Conroy ever played 10 consecutive games before?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10:02:24
Why you!!  :headhurts: >:(

Oh come on, lighten up. Iíve a face like a hamster today with a throbbing tooth abscess. I needed something to make me smile. If it helps, I donít really like that either amongst other modern parlance. And to think I was accused (not by you) of not getting irony.

I really had not seen we tried to get out of the match so I assume we signed some form of contract with Sky?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10:05:15
Where does Lyden come into this, as well? It wouldnít surprise me to see Grant leave in January.

If Lyden was fit I can see we could let Grant move*. But he never is for more than a month or so.

* I don't think Grant is done yet, but...


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10:17:53
If Lyden was fit I can see we could let Grant move*. But he never is for more than a month or so.

* I don't think Grant is done yet, but...

(https://y.yarn.co/fd448696-0f7a-4c37-9e01-99cb826a0e18_text.gif)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10:20:08
https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/19625509.ben-garner-explains-reasons-anthony-grant-omission-bristol-rovers/


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10:25:08
https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/19625509.ben-garner-explains-reasons-anthony-grant-omission-bristol-rovers/

There you go. All clear now.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10:49:13

Iíve also been thinking about our, touches wood, lack of injuries so far. Iíd presume the majority of injuries are sustained as a result of physical contact and the fact that our possession stats are high and we donít seem like a team to get stuck in has resulted in players steering clear. Iím guessing here, but has Conroy ever played 10 consecutive games before?

The club has made heavy investment in the medical side that was severely lacking before apparently. Sports science etc etc. Can't be a coincidence that we do have a much cleaner bill of health injury wise than we have had for a long time. Conroy's fitness and run of games the perfect example.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10:50:49
Oh come on, lighten up. Iíve a face like a hamster today with a throbbing tooth abscess. I needed something to make me smile. If it helps, I donít really like that either amongst other modern parlance. And to think I was accused (not by you) of not getting irony.

I really had not seen we tried to get out of the match so I assume we signed some form of contract with Sky?

Sorry my message appeared to be lost in translation/emojis. It was supposed to be a light hearted note LL. I think I was a winky face away from making that clear.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: tans on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 11:01:36
I dont know why all leagues just have an international break regardless. Would stop all this crap


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 11:01:46
The club has made heavy investment in the medical side that was severely lacking before apparently. Sports science etc etc. Can't be a coincidence that we do have a much cleaner bill of health injury wise than we have had for a long time. Conroy's fitness and run of games the perfect example.

Why you have to jinx it, that's Conroy out for the season now!  ;)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 11:08:27
The game will be shown in the Legends Lounge. Bar open from 10.30am!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 11:15:31
https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/19625509.ben-garner-explains-reasons-anthony-grant-omission-bristol-rovers/
It makes perfect sense to me if i am honest.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 11:19:49
Apart from not being on the bench - just in case.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 11:22:51
Apart from not being on the bench - just in case.
Thats my main complaint, not bringing him back in is fine, but to have East in front of him on the bench does not make sense to me.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 11:23:40
Word


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 11:49:50
Grant is pretty much the only player in the squad that brings something we are severly lacking quite often, that little bit of guile and nastiness..  as well as it has gone so far, we are sometimes too nice against certain opposition.  Whether he was avaialble or not, Port Vale was a perfect example of a game that Grant was very much needed in - we were bullied and harassed, and Grant when he is playing well is a perfect foil in that situation.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 12:01:56
Grant is pretty much the only player in the squad that brings something we are severly lacking quite often, that little bit of guile and nastiness..  as well as it has gone so far, we are sometimes too nice against certain opposition.  Whether he was avaialble or not, Port Vale was a perfect example of a game that Grant was very much needed in - we were bullied and harassed, and Grant when he is playing well is a perfect foil in that situation.
Spot on. Even if its bring him on for the last 20 mins if we are trying to hold onto a lead.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Ticker45 on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 13:31:18
Grant is pretty much the only player in the squad that brings something we are severly lacking quite often, that little bit of guile and nastiness..  as well as it has gone so far, we are sometimes too nice against certain opposition.  Whether he was avaialble or not, Port Vale was a perfect example of a game that Grant was very much needed in - we were bullied and harassed, and Grant when he is playing well is a perfect foil in that situation.

This.

In retrospect, last season under the tw*t of a manager we had did him no good either as he was playing when injured and the lack of fitness has to my mind carried on into this season a bit and allied to his age he is not the player of three years ago. That being said he would always be in my squad purely for the reasons Berniman states.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 14:07:22
The game will be shown in the Legends Lounge. Bar open from 10.30am!

Not sure my mrs will be happy.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 14:17:03
I've stupidly booked a flu jab on Saturday  :badmood:


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 16:15:43
Not sure my mrs will be happy.

Mine is happy to kick us out.😂


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 19:47:15
200 tickets left


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 00:38:44
Surely we have to sell out there?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 07:43:21
Surely we have to sell out there?

If we didnít that would be a poor showing.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 08:07:47
200 tickets left

TBF they only went on general sale yesterday, plenty of time to shift 200.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 11:11:47
As per duke's post, the 5 are confirmed missing


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 11:29:54
Checked and saw Ghana is not on the red list as far as Iím awareÖ so only miss JJ for this weekend?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 11:35:24
Checked and saw Ghana is not on the red list as far as Iím awareÖ so only miss JJ for this weekend?

I think Zimbabwe might be though. Looks like Ghana are playing in Harare on Tuesday. Think he misses 4 matches in total as he has to quarantine.


Title: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre mat
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 11:35:50
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2021/october/five-on-international-duty-for-town/ (https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2021/october/five-on-international-duty-for-town/)

The five will miss this Saturday's televised fixture against Forest Green Rovers and our trip to Plymouth Argyle in the Papa John's Trophy on Tuesday night, and we'll keep fans up to date on when each player is expected to return to SN1
------+--

haven't the government recently fudged things for international sport


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre mat
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 12:30:56
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2021/october/five-on-international-duty-for-town/ (https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2021/october/five-on-international-duty-for-town/)

The five will miss this Saturday's televised fixture against Forest Green Rovers and our trip to Plymouth Argyle in the Papa John's Trophy on Tuesday night, and we'll keep fans up to date on when each player is expected to return to SN1
------+--

haven't the government recently fudged things for international sport
Farce.

Also would love to know if clubs such as ours are getting compensation or wages paid for this especially the quarantine period....

Oh and if we can't call Saturday off due to Sky, why aren't we calling Tuesday's match against Plymouth off as all 5 will be missing for that as well!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 12:49:11
I am not overly familiar with "call ups" but I think it is a positive that there are a number of players in the organization that are worthy of being recognized by their home countries and are skilled.  but i can see it also sucks to lose those players when the games still count.  Get off to a good start, players are playing well on your team and then you lose them.  doesn't happen in american sports other than soccer i guess. 

Hopefully there are some players that will take this as an opportunity and make the most of it and show what they can do and get the victory!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 12:55:38
Plymouth, lets get it done. It doesn't matter win or lose tbh.

Farce indeed otherwise. We may have made a contractual rod for our own back, but surely it laughs in the face of EFL league integrity.

Hey ho. Just got to win it then against the odds. Then nobody will care.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 13:02:42
This chat about the non-cancellation due to international call-ups is as tedious as the repetitive queries on the Northampton match day Fred as to why it was a 2pm kick off. 


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 13:10:53
Plymouth, lets get it done. It doesn't matter win or lose tbh.

Farce indeed otherwise. We may have made a contractual rod for our own back, but surely it laughs in the face of EFL league integrity.

Hey ho. Just got to win it then against the odds. Then nobody will care.
The Plymouth match may be pointless but it will stress a stretched squad as we won't have many players to rotate in on Tuesday and playing Saturday/Tuesday always increases the risk of injuries. If something happens to Ward then we'll have no keeper for the Rochdale match so again I would love to know the reason we haven't got this called off as well.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 13:11:44
This chat about the non-cancellation due to international call-ups is as tedious as the repetitive queries on the Northampton match day Fred as to why it was a 2pm kick off. 

Ok everyone. I do believe the Orange one would like a permanent cessation of the afore mentioned conversation. Period.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 13:21:00
The Plymouth match may be pointless but it will stress a stretched squad as we won't have many players to rotate in on Tuesday and playing Saturday/Tuesday always increases the risk of injuries. If something happens to Ward then we'll have no keeper for the Rochdale match so again I would love to know the reason we haven't got this called off as well.

I believe Garner said he was looking to get a keeper in for the short term to cover this eventuality. Do we have a decent youth keeper anymore or has that ship long since sailed?

I'd also like to see Garner playing 3 or 4 youth players in that pointless Plymouth game so as to alleviate that injury risk as you stated.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 13:34:30
I think the EFL have relaxed the rules somewhat. Anyone who has 40+ first team games can play irrespective of whether they are regular starters or not. That might not help us muchly on that front. I think the likes of Parsons, Cowmeadow et al will have to play and bollocks to the rules. We should get a helluva lot of slack seeing as we are going ahead on Saturday.

What is ridiculous is the poxy £10k we get from Sky is exactly the same amount we get for winning a group game in the Pizza Cup.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 13:35:56
This chat about the non-cancellation due to international call-ups is as tedious as the repetitive queries on the Northampton match day Fred as to why it was a 2pm kick off. 

End of
FACT



Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 13:36:56
End of
FACT



 :D


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 13:46:05
There is some glorious shit being lost on Facebook about this, getting close to tin foil hat territory......


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 14:03:46
Curious if Forest Green has players that will be missing as well due to call ups??


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 14:20:23
Curious if Forest Green has players that will be missing as well due to call ups??

Just Ebou Adams who has been called up for the Gambia I think. He's a good player but clearly they come out of it better than we do. 


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 14:23:15
well that is bullshit...


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 14:35:56
I'm sort of cool with it all.

The major loss is JoJo but Ward seems competent enough.
Hayden is a loss going forward but assume Hunt slots in and he is more than capable at this level when playing right back.
Gilbert is a talent but his replacement from the bench on Saturday got the MotM award, so I'd be more than happy for McKirdy to start anyway.
Grant has not been in the side.
Williams has been a sub and we seem to have been using Mitchell-Lawson ahead of him from there as well.

It means we are a bit less able to switch the team from the bench, but maybe a bit more solid plus the addition of McKirdy adding some drive.

We played a load of second string in the last silly cup anyway, no different this time around.  Plus you have Baudry and possibly Lyden to try out in that game.

It may even create a bit of team spirit.  The not quite guaranteed first teamers will know they are a central part of the success or failure of the team.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 14:53:04
I'm sort of cool with it all.

The major loss is JoJo but Ward seems competent enough.
Hayden is a loss going forward but assume Hunt slots in and he is more than capable at this level when playing right back.
Gilbert is a talent but his replacement from the bench on Saturday got the MotM award, so I'd be more than happy for McKirdy to start anyway.
Grant has not been in the side.
Williams has been a sub and we seem to have been using Mitchell-Lawson ahead of him from there as well.

It means we are a bit less able to switch the team from the bench, but maybe a bit more solid plus the addition of McKirdy adding some drive.

We played a load of second string in the last silly cup anyway, no different this time around.  Plus you have Baudry and possibly Lyden to try out in that game.

It may even create a bit of team spirit.  The not quite guaranteed first teamers will know they are a central part of the success or failure of the team.
Yep me too


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 15:02:22
I'm sort of cool with it all.

The major loss is JoJo but Ward seems competent enough.
Hayden is a loss going forward but assume Hunt slots in and he is more than capable at this level when playing right back.
Gilbert is a talent but his replacement from the bench on Saturday got the MotM award, so I'd be more than happy for McKirdy to start anyway.
Grant has not been in the side.
Williams has been a sub and we seem to have been using Mitchell-Lawson ahead of him from there as well.

It means we are a bit less able to switch the team from the bench, but maybe a bit more solid plus the addition of McKirdy adding some drive.

We played a load of second string in the last silly cup anyway, no different this time around.  Plus you have Baudry and possibly Lyden to try out in that game.

It may even create a bit of team spirit.  The not quite guaranteed first teamers will know they are a central part of the success or failure of the team.

This

In addition, ultimately  as supporters there is sod all we can do about it and in Clem/Garner we trust.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 15:09:30
all i know is i will be in my garage cooking this for breakfast at 5:30am on my smoker..


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 15:15:03
all i know is i will be in my garage cooking this for breakfast at 5:30am on my smoker..

You are so Mid Western ;-)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 15:16:16
And what is that breakfast delicacy might I ask?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 15:19:50
Something eggy? Frittata?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 15:21:02
And what is that breakfast delicacy might I ask?

this will be a egg,sausage, mushroom, green peppers breakfast casserole smoked....



Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 15:21:30
You are so Mid Western ;-)

there is a reason Americans are fat!

BTW, last weeks ribs were a success....cooked way too many....ended up with about 2 racks left over but that ribs are actually better the next day! 


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 15:22:19
there is a reason Americans are fat!

I only need to see the number of Waffle Houses near me!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 15:22:50
this will be a egg,sausage, mushroom, green peppers breakfast casserole smoked....



It looks and sounds delicious to be fair. Can I have mine without mushrooms? by peppers do you mean chilli peppers or the non-offensive vegetable?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 15:23:49
It looks and sounds delicious to be fair. Can I have mine without mushrooms?

you show up and I will cook it however you want.

If you are late, I will be doing smoked burgers and brats for the Husker game that evening.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 15:25:20
I only need to see the number of Waffle Houses near me!

The portions on the States are frankly ridiculous. I remember one of the first times I went, was in Boston and I can't remember what I had for a starter, but that was literally all I needed. When the main course arrived and I saw the mountain of food my first thought was 'what the fuck are they going to do with the leftovers!!'


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 15:28:26
you show up and I will cook it however you want.

If you are late, I will be doing smoked burgers and brats for the Husker game that evening.

It does sound immense!

Sadly I already have plans on Saturday night, some cheese and a few glasses of red on the agenda, hopefully toasting a Swindon win on telly earlier in the day! :)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 15:32:15
The portions on the States are frankly ridiculous. I remember one of the first times I went, was in Boston and I can't remember what I had for a starter, but that was literally all I needed. When the main course arrived and I saw the mountain of food my first thought was 'what the fuck are they going to do with the leftovers!!'

I am concerned I may starve if I make it over to the UK someday..

portions in small town midwest are probably 50% more at least of what you would get in Boston.

Where I am from a 12-15oz steak, salad, loaded baked potato, and green bean is like $15


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 15:33:35
I am concerned I may starve if I make it over to the UK someday..

portions in small town midwest are probably 50% more at least of what you would get in Boston.

Where I am from a 12-15oz steak, salad, loaded baked potato, and green bean is like $15


Yeah, that's incredible value!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 15:39:23
What is the story with the Legends Lounge? I see the game will be shown there.  is this a bar that is open every game day at the stadium?  is it just for "important" people normally?   It seems like from what I have found, that there are a number of meeting spaces at the stadium for rent.  Do people rent those spaces for wedding receptions and such? 
seems like a cool place to rent before a game for a group to Pre-game before watching the game itself.   Our local stadium has a "bar" but that is for people that aren' teachers  :D


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 15:44:54
this will be a egg,sausage, mushroom, green peppers breakfast casserole smoked....



As weíre playing the Vegans I suggest more meat. Nevertheless, the evenings meaty effort is excellent.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 15:49:47
What is the story with the Legends Lounge? I see the game will be shown there.  is this a bar that is open every game day at the stadium?  is it just for "important" people normally?   It seems like from what I have found, that there are a number of meeting spaces at the stadium for rent.  Do people rent those spaces for wedding receptions and such?  
seems like a cool place to rent before a game for a group to Pre-game before watching the game itself.   Our local stadium has a "bar" but that is for people that aren' teachers  :D

It's basically just a bar area in the ground that's open on match days. It's ticket holders only but not VIP, there are other areas for the hoi polloi.

I had my wedding reception there, and we've had a few other family parties there. It was very cheap, and if you wander around upstairs you can see the club trophy cabinet (such that it is).


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 15:51:27
As weíre playing the Vegans I suggest more meat. Nevertheless, the evenings meaty effort is excellent.

I told my wife, if i were able to be at the FG game, i would smuggle in a steak and throw it on the field in protest of this hippie food selection!    >:( >:(


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 15:52:40
It's basically just a bar area in the ground that's open on match days. It's ticket holders only but not VIP, there are other areas for the hoi polloi.

I had my wedding reception there, and we've had a few other family parties there. It was very cheap, and if you wander around upstairs you can see the club trophy cabinet (such that it is).


That sounds cool!!  If i ever make it over to the UK for a match, I will be hosting a party for all of you there!  be a few years away from now though  :)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: JBZ on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 18:35:50
I have been to a few places in the US of A and Canada and was disappointed by the food portion sizes. I don't think that I am particularly greedy.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 19:34:09
I have been to a few places in the US of A and Canada and was disappointed by the food portion sizes. I don't think that I am particularly greedy.

JBZ, you would have told John Holmes that his size was disappointing.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: JBZ on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 20:17:59
JBZ, you would have told John Holmes that his size was disappointing.

That's unfair my friend. I think I had heard tales of every meal being the size of what is now known as a man v food challenge. 

Is that the chap who had the music shop on Farringdon Road?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Briggany on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 08:53:46

That sounds cool!!  If i ever make it over to the UK for a match, I will be hosting a party for all of you there!  be a few years away from now though  :)

So glad we have an active member over in the states.

I have family in Seattle so have visited loads and have done all the states on the western side of the continent. You yanks know how to do BBQ food! The ribs my uncle Charlie used to cook up (He was from Alabama/Georgia) have never been matched in my many visits to the states. The meat fell off the bone.

My best burger was at the Washington state fair where they cooked up the burgers and then let them sit in the BBQ suace in a slow cooker.  

I am bloody hungry for some BBQ food now!



Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 08:56:54
I had a lumberjacks breakfast in Jasper, Canada many moons ago. It was huge. My daily intake on one plate  :)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 09:03:35
So glad we have an active member over in the states.

I have family in Seattle so have visited loads and have done all the states on the western side of the continent. You yanks know how to do BBQ food! The ribs my uncle Charlie used to cook up (He was from Alabama/Georgia) have never been matched in my many visits to the states. The meat fell off the bone.

My best burger was at the Washington state fair where they cooked up the burgers and then let them sit in the BBQ suace in a slow cooker.  

I am bloody hungry for some BBQ food now!



I am bloody hungry for some BBQ food now!

Some gorgeous sunshine and a cold beer to go with it sounds good too.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 09:05:19
I had a lumberjacks breakfast in Jasper, Canada many moons ago. It was huge. My daily intake on one plate  :)

I have some Spanish black pudding from a stall in Borough market to have a fry up on Saturday. The sample I tried the other day was very, very nice.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 09:34:21
So glad we have an active member over in the states.

I have family in Seattle so have visited loads and have done all the states on the western side of the continent. You yanks know how to do BBQ food!

I love BBQ'ing.

Recently 'upgraded' to a cheap Aldi ceramic Kamado (cheap is relative). That sucker can burn for 16 hours low and slow without a refuel. Makes overnight Brisket a lot easier (i.e. I can sleep).

Mmmm brisket. Definitely my favourite.
Then ribs and pulled pork/lamb.

drool building.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 09:36:19
Could have sworn there was a game on!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 09:38:59
Could have sworn there was a game on!

It's only Thursday Aud. You've lost track of days with your new Mediterranean  retired lifestyle.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 10:24:20
Are you meat free now Aud?   ;)

Meat has to be discussed on an FGR matchday thread.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 10:38:16
TBF I had a Beyond Burger in Wetherspoons yesterday in Cheltenham and it was far better and tastier than I thought it would be, maybe I have turned.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 10:46:27
It's only Thursday Aud. You've lost track of days with your new Mediterranean  retired lifestyle.
I had a bottle of Merlot last evening that didnít agree with me. That, plus a fuck off out the way lightning storm overnight and still continuing, has put me out of sorts.

Stupidly, Iíve invited a couple of friends to join me and Mrs Audrey to watch Garnerís finest with us on Saturday.

Recipe for disaster!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 11:17:21
Have we sold out yet?
If not the excuses as to why not.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 11:27:35
Have we sold out yet?
If not the excuses as to why not.
Shit ground, shit away Ďstandí, nightmare to get out of, early kick of, on Sky and under strength team. All good reasons.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:19:49
All good reasons.

Certainly not the last one


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Wormholes of Time on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:31:37
National Poetry Day today and the theme, apparently, is 'Choice'. Well, I live in Stroud but obvs am a Swindon fan - I read the eulogy at Reg's Beehive Wake. A mutual friend was under the illusion that I had switched allegiance and wrote the below on the night of Reg's eulogy. It fits nicely with the theme and Saturday. I've just got tickets for Saturday - away fans' seating area. COYR: https://sootallures.wixsite.com/topographersarms/post/revoir



Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:34:39
Certainly not the last one

Agreed, not happy we aren't full strength but c'est la vie.

Its the KO time that killed it for me.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:35:19
I had a bottle of Merlot last evening that didnít agree with me. That, plus a fuck off out the way lightning storm overnight and still continuing, has put me out of sorts.

Stupidly, Iíve invited a couple of friends to join me and Mrs Audrey to watch Garnerís finest with us on Saturday.

Recipe for disaster!

Ouzo in case of emergency. Lots.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:36:58
I had a bottle of Merlot last evening that didnít agree with me. That, plus a fuck off out the way lightning storm overnight and still continuing, has put me out of sorts.

Stupidly, Iíve invited a couple of friends to join me and Mrs Audrey to watch Garnerís finest with us on Saturday.

Recipe for disaster!

I thought the game is not available on ifollow because of Sky. Are you planning to watch by other means?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:38:31
I thought the game is not available on ifollow because of Sky. Are you planning to watch by other means?
It is definately not on iFollow, stupid fucking Sky rules, I don't have Sky Sports so will have to find a decent stream online for free somewhere.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:43:41
You can get a NowTV day pass for £10, same as a normal iFollow pass would be and you can watch whatever else is on Sky Sports that day too.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:52:39
You can get a NowTV day pass for £10, same as a normal iFollow pass would be and you can watch whatever else is on Sky Sports that day too.
Cheers for the heads up mate, doubt I will pay £10 for a sky game though probably find a stream online or check on kodi with old plug ins see if there is one, on iFollow I pay around £3.50 a game with the season pass.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 13:01:05
I think the iFollow abroad issue is when a local broadcaster has the rights for the game via Sky.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 13:03:01
It's on ESPN+ for me, so covered either way.

For those desperate - vipleague.cc is a nice website for excessive forced pop up ads if you are into that thing


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 13:08:36
Certainly not the last one
Have to agree to disagree on that I think it's a legitimate reason as an element of it is self inflicted by getting into a contractual position with no way out.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 13:33:01
I thought the game is not available on ifollow because of Sky. Are you planning to watch by other means?
Iíve got Sky Sports


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 13:40:39
Iíve got Sky Sports

So do I via Now TV but wouldnít swap that for being at the game.



Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 13:42:32
Back to the original question I guess no one can confirm if we have sold out?

Surely if yesterday they went on general sale, 200 left and walking distance compared to most grounds we would sell out?
Poor if we didnít.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 13:52:00
They're not sold out yet, they're still available on the website - I was able to add tickets to my basket in both the covered & uncovered sections.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 14:05:41
So do I via Now TV but wouldnít swap that for being at the game.


Bit of a difficult commute from Greece, though! I do hope to get 3 games in during April when I use up my EasyJet vouchers from last year


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 14:16:39
I have some Spanish black pudding from a stall in Borough market to have a fry up on Saturday. The sample I tried the other day was very, very nice.

what is black pudding?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 14:17:44
Congealed blood


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 14:18:33
Shit ground, shit away Ďstandí, nightmare to get out of, early kick of, on Sky and under strength team. All good reasons.

dont forget they dont serve meat!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Quagmire on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 14:19:25
what is black pudding?

Beautiful is what it is.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 14:19:59
It is definately not on iFollow, stupid fucking Sky rules, I don't have Sky Sports so will have to find a decent stream online for free somewhere.

can you get espn+ in the UK?  that is where i am watching it...kinda sucks that one pays for ifollow and then it has blackout dates...that is horse shit.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 14:21:54
Congealed blood

are you fucking serious????


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: fuzzy on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 14:23:23
are you fucking serious????
Known elsewhere as blood sausage


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 14:24:27
are you fucking serious????

Nope - blood sausage - don't knock it till you try it :D


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 14:24:30
Known elsewhere as blood sausage

remember i am from the states...i have no idea what you are saying...i am seriously envisioning blood from some animal sitting around in a bowl getting hard and you eat it....seriously?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 14:26:57
remember i am from the states...i have no idea what you are saying...i am seriously envisioning blood from some animal sitting around in a bowl getting hard and you eat it....seriously?

Mix it in with some kind of grain, make it into a sausage shape, and you're basically right.

It's lovely.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Tails on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 14:30:43
It tastes a lot nicer than it sounds.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 14:31:24
4 cups fresh pig's blood
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups steel-cut (pinhead) oatmeal
2 cups finely diced pork fat (or beef suet), finely chopped
1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
1 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground allspice

I am not trying to be rude but FUCK ME!  


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 14:31:40
Almost certainly pigs blood. Mix with fat, barley and oats and, voila, a disgusting concoction.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Tails on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 14:37:31
4 cups fresh pig's blood
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups steel-cut (pinhead) oatmeal
2 cups finely diced pork fat (or beef suet), finely chopped
1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
1 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground allspice

I am not trying to be rude but FUCK ME! 

Next to some bacon, sausage, eggs, bakes beans, hash brown and brown sauce... Delish!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 14:40:19
4 cups fresh pig's blood
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups steel-cut (pinhead) oatmeal
2 cups finely diced pork fat (or beef suet), finely chopped
1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
1 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground allspice

I am not trying to be rude but FUCK ME! 

That makes the sausage, then you slice it and fry it off in a pan (it blackens, hence it's name).  Like Chorizo.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 14:52:54
At the risk of bring all hell down upon me, you can get a damn good vegan version of a black pudding in Tesco up here (as part of a "Scottish breakfast pack (http://=https://thescottishbutcher.com/product/veggie-breakfast-pack-click-and-collect/Scottish breakfast pack)" with a square sausage and a link (normal) sausage.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 15:03:45
The Irish do a cracking black pudding. Not found anything as good in England yet.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 16:10:44
The Irish do a cracking black pudding. Not found anything as good in England yet.

White pudding also in Ireland, think itís much the same but without the blood


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 16:18:26
White pudding also in Ireland, think itís much the same but without the blood

Yeah I love both black and white pudding. I'm not completely certain but think you might be right about the white just being bloodless.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 16:30:47
Well i guess we need to get a mess of Rocky Mountain Oysters and have a buffet with your blood sausage...


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 16:43:11
Congealed blood

The blood in black pudding is not congealed. It should be free flowing. Sadly getting fresh pigs blood is pardon the and not intended pun, bloody difficult. Dried blood, now that apparently is more s easy but somehow does not quiet bit the mark as fresh does. Also has to be cooked which comes under different H&S and food Hygiene regulation for preparing food stuffs.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 16:51:56
Whatever. Itís fucking foul!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 16:54:31
The blood in black pudding is not congealed. It should be free flowing. Sadly getting fresh pigs blood is pardon the and not intended pun, bloody difficult. Dried blood, now that apparently is more s easy but somehow does not quiet bit the mark as fresh does. Also has to be cooked which comes under different H&S and food Hygiene regulation for preparing food stuffs.


Plenty of spare pigs hanging about at the moment apparently

Oh and it is rank


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 16:54:36
Essential part of a 'full English' for me Aud.

I try not to think too hard about what's in it



Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 17:29:16
Essential part of a 'full English' for me Aud.

I try not to think too hard about what's in it


This.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 17:31:10
Essential part of a 'full English' for me Aud.

I try not to think too hard about what's in it


You could apply that to a shit sandwich!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 17:34:50
They stick the pigs and use trays to catch the blood. That's Calne boy knowledge  ;)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 17:39:07
Best Black Pudding comes from Bury.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 17:42:52
Best Black Pudding comes from Bury.
Personally I prefer Scottish BP  as theres way less lumps of fat.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 17:43:19
Personally I prefer Scottish BP  as theres way less lumps of fat.

With you there JJ


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 18:12:14
Kinda feel like i should just start a new thread entitled "random american dumb questions" but since you all seem to be here.... is this time of year considered your "fall" season?  i mean we are both in northern hemisphere but when i listen to bbc wiltshire each morning before my students get to my classroom, it sounds like your weather is kind of cold.

i could have sworn they were saying like 6 celsius which is like in the 40s in F.  it is generally noon when i am listening your time so that seems cold for october.  we have been in the high 70's-80s and sunny for the past few weeks, we will be low 90s this weekend.  so i am curious if you get that time between hot as hell summer to cold winter?




Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 18:13:15
Think Oregan/Washington/Canada


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 18:51:48
They stick the pigs and use trays to catch the blood. That's Calne boy knowledge  ;)

Yes, they used to. Animal welfare and all that has changed the way we treat what we eat from the animal world at the point of despatch, which even as an ex butcher and die hard meat eater Iím all in favour of.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 19:03:22
Kinda feel like i should just start a new thread entitled "random american dumb questions" but since you all seem to be here.... is this time of year considered your "fall" season?  i mean we are both in northern hemisphere but when i listen to bbc wiltshire each morning before my students get to my classroom, it sounds like your weather is kind of cold.

i could have sworn they were saying like 6 celsius which is like in the 40s in F.  it is generally noon when i am listening your time so that seems cold for october.  we have been in the high 70's-80s and sunny for the past few weeks, we will be low 90s this weekend.  so i am curious if you get that time between hot as hell summer to cold winter?




11c overnight tonight and 20c Friday with a mixture of broken cloud and sunshine.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 19:36:56
Kinda feel like i should just start a new thread entitled "random american dumb questions" but since you all seem to be here.... is this time of year considered your "fall" season?  i mean we are both in northern hemisphere but when i listen to bbc wiltshire each morning before my students get to my classroom, it sounds like your weather is kind of cold.

i could have sworn they were saying like 6 celsius which is like in the 40s in F.  it is generally noon when i am listening your time so that seems cold for october.  we have been in the high 70's-80s and sunny for the past few weeks, we will be low 90s this weekend.  so i am curious if you get that time between hot as hell summer to cold winter?






Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 19:42:18
Weather is a bit variable this time of year. 21C is high, but come the end of the month it can get chilly, 0C at night. Or not.

Doesn't exactly get mega cold in winter on a constant basis



Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 20:27:58
Weather is a bit variable this time of year. 21C is high, but come the end of the month it can get chilly, 0C at night. Or not.

Doesn't exactly get mega cold in winter on a constant basis



Temperate climate heavily influenced by the Gulf Stream.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, October 8, 2021, 07:34:38
And we call it Autumn, you yank fuck.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, October 8, 2021, 08:26:04
And we call it Autumn, you yank fuck.

:D  You are now officially part of the TEF family, and that is a mild version of the usualy TEF welcome..


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, October 8, 2021, 08:30:49
Think of Jayo as Animal, from the Muppet Show  :)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Moss on Friday, October 8, 2021, 09:05:56
And we call it Autumn, you yank fuck.

I reckon he lives in Chippenham and is "yanking" everyone's chain


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, October 8, 2021, 10:16:22
Looks like no keeper on the bench tomorrow. Had one lined up from a Championship club but it was stipulated he had to play and not sit on the bench.

Hope Ward doesnít drop anything on his foot between now and midday tomorrow.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, October 8, 2021, 10:28:06
Looks like no keeper on the bench tomorrow. Had one lined up from a Championship club but it was stipulated he had to play and not sit on the bench.

Hope Ward doesnít drop anything on his foot between now and midday tomorrow.

Can we use a youth team keeper on the bench, or do they have to be registered as a first team member.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 8, 2021, 10:37:15
We can indeed put a youth teamer or even a player on schoolboy contract on the bench if needed.

Maybe we have an outfield player who thinks he is good enough to fill in between the sticks if needed and also gives us an extra outfield player option off the bench?

I am sure most of us old enough will remember Rowland, Quinn, MacDonald all filling in, and (yes I know hes missing tomorrow) Grant has said he can fill in, in goal previously.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, October 8, 2021, 10:38:34
I've only just now realised how much I want to see Harry McKirdy in goal.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, October 8, 2021, 10:39:32
Get Mildy registered he is only 43, Burridge was still playing at 46!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, October 8, 2021, 10:42:40
I've only just now realised how much I want to see Harry McKirdy in goal.

Imagine him dropping the ball on the edge of the box, dribbling around the whole team of grass munchers & smashing it in the top corner, or alternatively falling over his own feet after the tenth step over leaving the goal empty for them to roll it into the empty net.

Can we play with a rush goalie?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 8, 2021, 10:45:37
Can we play with a rush goalie?
Would rather we played rush goalie last season instead of Kovar, infact I think Kovar thought that was his actual position at times.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, October 8, 2021, 10:57:07
Have we sold out yet?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 8, 2021, 11:37:30
I wonder if we will play in our yellow and green away kit tomorrow as we have only won once in our red and white kit (home to Mansfield) so far, we have not been beaten when wearing the yellow strip so far.

Might be our lucky omen.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, October 8, 2021, 11:46:28
I wonder if we will play in our yellow and green away kit tomorrow as we have only won once in our red and white kit (home to Mansfield) so far, we have not been beaten when wearing the yellow strip so far.

Might be our lucky omen.

I suspect so, noticed we wore it last week against Rovers for no discernable clash reason. Perhaps we could wear it at home as well?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 8, 2021, 11:57:02
I hope we don't ever decide to wear it at home TBH lucky strip or not.

Going to be a massively difficult task tomorrow to get anything with a weakened side, but still Jojo is THE big loss for me, I hope Ward is up to the task.

Swindon to suffer a single goal defeat in front of 3,445 fans with 1,205  Town fans there.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, October 8, 2021, 11:59:23
I hope we don't ever decide to wear it at home TBH lucky strip or not.

I wasn't being altogether serious.....


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, October 8, 2021, 12:10:57
I hope we don't ever decide to wear it at home TBH lucky strip or not.

Going to be a massively difficult task tomorrow to get anything with a weakened side, but still Jojo is THE big loss for me, I hope Ward is up to the task.

Swindon to suffer a single goal defeat in front of 3,445 fans with 1,205  Town fans there.
This is my concern, Iíve never rated Ward when Iíve seen him play for other teams. Remember Doughty pretty much scoring direct from a corner at his near post when Ward was playing for Exeter and he was awful in their play-off match as well at Colchester and got dropped for the 2nd leg. He seems a bit Fryer like in that heís big, but a bit immobile, poor with his feet and had quite a few injuries that seem to have ruined him.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 8, 2021, 12:11:07
I wasn't being altogether serious.....
Of that I am aware but I am sure the thought has crossed some peoples minds....


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, October 8, 2021, 12:44:57
Have we sold out yet?

The online tickets being removed from the website could be a positive sign.
Thus hopefully we have. Would be rather embarrassing if we didnít.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Friday, October 8, 2021, 14:15:29
The online tickets being removed from the website could be a positive sign.
Thus hopefully we have. Would be rather embarrassing if we didnít.

Iíve spent the last couple of hours trying to get hold of someone at the club to try and sort my ticket out (purchased and sent in the post but has not arrived..). Aside from the fucking annoying hold music, the bloke at FGR said that we had sold all our tickets so suspect weíll be close to sell out if it hasnít.

Has anyone else been trying to get hold of the club? Iíve surpassed an hour on hold waiting. Been thinking for the last 30 minutes that no one is there but so committed I donít want to hang up until someone picks upÖ


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, October 8, 2021, 14:42:28
Iíve spent the last couple of hours trying to get hold of someone at the club to try and sort my ticket out (purchased and sent in the post but has not arrived..). Aside from the fucking annoying hold music, the bloke at FGR said that we had sold all our tickets so suspect weíll be close to sell out if it hasnít.

Has anyone else been trying to get hold of the club? Iíve surpassed an hour on hold waiting. Been thinking for the last 30 minutes that no one is there but so committed I donít want to hang up until someone picks upÖ
Try [email protected] as that seems the only way I ever get a response in any kind of reasonable timeframe, the rest remains a bit of a shambles.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: kirky69 on Friday, October 8, 2021, 16:09:52
Iíve spent the last couple of hours trying to get hold of someone at the club to try and sort my ticket out (purchased and sent in the post but has not arrived..). Aside from the fucking annoying hold music, the bloke at FGR said that we had sold all our tickets so suspect weíll be close to sell out if it hasnít.

Has anyone else been trying to get hold of the club? Iíve surpassed an hour on hold waiting. Been thinking for the last 30 minutes that no one is there but so committed I donít want to hang up until someone picks upÖ
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Have you got it sorted? I had a similar issue, having ordered the tickets 8 days ago. Eventually got through on the phone after long hold and they said the tickets were still at the club, hadn't been sent out and would be delivered to FGR via the team coach. So collect at the ground.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 8, 2021, 17:11:26
So I think our line up will probably be....

                            Ward
        Odimayo    Conroy      Critchlow
Hunt                   Reed                           landolo
Gladwin             Mckirdy                          Payne
                          Simpson

Subs:
Aguiar
Dabre
JML
Parsons
Lyden
East
Youth Keeper


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, October 8, 2021, 18:07:20
Iíve spent the last couple of hours trying to get hold of someone at the club to try and sort my ticket out (purchased and sent in the post but has not arrived..). Aside from the fucking annoying hold music, the bloke at FGR said that we had sold all our tickets so suspect weíll be close to sell out if it hasnít.

Has anyone else been trying to get hold of the club? Iíve surpassed an hour on hold waiting. Been thinking for the last 30 minutes that no one is there but so committed I donít want to hang up until someone picks upÖ

If they havenít posted donít worry they send all tickets on the coach and can pick up at the FGR ticket office.
Take your receipt of purchase just in case, reckon you will be sorted 👍


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Friday, October 8, 2021, 21:30:09
I managed to find a telephone number to call Reception at the club. Got promised a call back before the end of the day and at 4:55pm, gave up waiting and called back again. After a lengthy wait, got confirmed my ticket was sent by post and now deemed to be lost in the post, taken down my name and will on a list somewhere at FGR tomorrow. Apparently if I ask a steward, they will point me in the right direction. When I asked where should I be asking the steward to direct me to, she didnít know and it was only when I suggested the ticket office FGR, thatís where she said ĎYeah, go to the ticket officeí..

Iím all for better communication from the top but fuck me sideways, the organisation beneath the PR smokescreen seems to be in disarray. I should be able to get in and they keep the quid for postage but have a feeling itís going to be a fucking nightmare tomorrow getting in.

Letís hope the stewards arenít as much of a bag of tools as the Stevenage lot!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 01:57:13
While you all where sleeping I checked my mail and finally my flag and shirt arrived.  Only took a month  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 04:31:16
Just about to set off for Portsmouth & Southsea station.
Will be sitting this one out and shouting at the TV today.
Conquering the north face of Nympsfield Road remains on the bucket list.

It's pleasing that our new friend from Kansas has chosen not to follow the yellow brick road, opting instead for the much more difficult red paved one.
It's a rocky path and many have fallen by the wayside over the years.

Anyway, the unruly munchkins need to behave themselves today, as the Wizard of Oz will be watching, that's for sure.
Some Prutton abuse is perfectly acceptable of course, assuming that he will be there & not in the studio.

Should still have a decent starting 11 with some good quality, so by no means a walkover for the league leaders.
Would expect McKirdy to play like a greyhound that has discovered where the rabbits are kept.
Also have a feeling that Gladwin will show his class today, so no pressure Ben.

Hopefully the unbeaten away record will remain intact.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 06:59:32
I managed to find a telephone number to call Reception at the club. Got promised a call back before the end of the day and at 4:55pm, gave up waiting and called back again. After a lengthy wait, got confirmed my ticket was sent by post and now deemed to be lost in the post, taken down my name and will on a list somewhere at FGR tomorrow. Apparently if I ask a steward, they will point me in the right direction. When I asked where should I be asking the steward to direct me to, she didnít know and it was only when I suggested the ticket office FGR, thatís where she said ĎYeah, go to the ticket officeí..

Iím all for better communication from the top but fuck me sideways, the organisation beneath the PR smokescreen seems to be in disarray. I should be able to get in and they keep the quid for postage but have a feeling itís going to be a fucking nightmare tomorrow getting in.

Letís hope the stewards arenít as much of a bag of tools as the Stevenage lot!


The best people to make contact with when you get to FGR are either Sally or Mark, who run the Travel Club. They will be on Coach No 1.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 08:28:37
Iím all for better communication from the top but fuck me sideways, the organisation beneath the PR smokescreen seems to be in disarray.
This is my experience to date and with all the changes and staff turnover it is understandable to an extent. They are very reliant on supporters goodwill at the moment but that wonít last forever so customer service really does need to rapidly improve to a level youíd expect from a normal business.  For example when the weather deteriorates people arenít going to tolerate the queues to get in the CG for home games due to the QR code fiasco so that needs to be sorted as a matter of urgency.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 08:31:34
So I think our line up will probably be....

                            Ward
        Odimayo    Conroy      Critchlow
Hunt                   Reed                           landolo
Gladwin             Mckirdy                          Payne
                          Simpson

Subs:
Aguiar
Dabre
JML
Parsons
Lyden
East
Youth Keeper

I should imagine there will be a place in the squad for Baudry unless he is injured again!!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 09:04:23
I should imagine there will be a place in the squad for Baudry unless he is injured again!!
You are probably right, in for Dabre or Aguiar or for the perennially injured Lyden most likely.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bewster on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 09:26:49
Any links or suggestions to free coverage online ?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 09:30:34
Just chatting to a friend in NZ. Is it being shown there?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 09:38:49
Any links or suggestions to free coverage online ?
A £10 Now TV pass will do it.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 09:39:54
A £10 Now TV pass will do it.
But free is better ;)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bewster on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 09:46:02
A £10 Now TV pass will do it.

If kick off was later so I could take in the F1 and anything else being shown tomorrow I've have gone for this


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: 70s townender on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 09:55:27
Feeling it today.just got my now TV pass bets on Simpson to score 1st and a 4-0 win=500-1 that will do nicely.had my 1st pint  :pint:so raring to go "come on the town"from sunny bridlington.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 09:56:56
They are late announcing the team.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 09:58:14
They seem to be a bit late all the time this season.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 09:58:38
They are late announcing the team.
Thought the same, the vegans was out over 5 minutes ago.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:00:11
Late fitness test for Ward!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:00:48
Late fitness test for Ward!
Donít!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:01:15
They seem to be a bit late all the time this season.
They do but not normally 10 mins late, this is a record!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:01:25
Dabre in goal


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:02:03
They do but not normally 10 mins late, this is a record!

Probably checking with Sky if the team is ok


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:02:14
Ward; Odimayo, Iandolo, Conroy (C), Crichlow, Gladwin, Simpson, Payne, McKirdy, Hunt, Reed.

SUBS | Baudry, Lyden, Mitchell-Lawson, East, Aguiar, Parsons, Dabre.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:03:09
No sub GK


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:03:26
So I think our line up will probably be....

                            Ward
        Odimayo    Conroy      Critchlow
Hunt                   Reed                           landolo
Gladwin             Mckirdy                          Payne
                          Simpson

Subs:
Aguiar
Dabre
JML
Parsons
Lyden
East
Youth Keeper
Wasn't exactly rocket science but looks like I guessed right.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:04:18
Gonna be interesting to see how we deal with Matt as he always seemed to bully us when he was at Newport.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:04:24
Almost worth it for them to crock Ward - even getting their player sent off. Farce.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: cheltred69 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:05:26
Will be following this from the beach in Rhodes and just noticed that my phone network here is vf-GR. hopefully not an omen.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:06:08
Probably checking with Sky if the team is ok
:D


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:06:14
Iím on Vodafone Greece. Donít worry!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:07:11
Gonna be interesting to see how we deal with Matt as he always seemed to bully us when he was at Newport.
A great target man at this level, Crich or Conroy will have a game on their hands for sure.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:11:03
A great target man at this level, Crich or Conroy will have a game on their hands for sure.
Yep, a big concern as none of our centre back convince me in the air.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:17:42
Wasn't exactly rocket science but looks like I guessed right.
Please guess that we put in a good performance and win an exciting game!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:30:34
Hesgoal don't have a link for the game - anywhere else anyone recommends?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:38:16
Breakfast is cooking.  Match on in 10 min

LETS DO THIS SHIT!!!  FUCK EM !!!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: normy on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:39:06
Good to watch this via NOW on my big TV, instead of on my PC monitor


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Exiled Bob on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:40:28
Hesgoal don't have a link for the game - anywhere else anyone recommends?
https://streambible.org/matches/football/717470


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:49:31
https://streambible.org/matches/football/717470

Cheers Bob.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:49:43
Christ....FG uniforms look like a fat womens workout spandex from the 90's....fuck me


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:50:02
Really trying to build up the massive local derby aspect.  Load of bollocks.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:56:31
Good move by the town but the shot is saved, fucking bastard drum.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:58:12
What the hell is their left back doing with his shorts?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:58:15
Really trying to build up the massive local derby aspect.  Load of bollocks.

Distance wise it is our closest neighbour but football history and actual rivalry is almost zero.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:59:45
AW fuck!!!! seriously just standing off sides?  Lazy


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:00:01
Great double save by Ward


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:00:36
Decent save by Ward.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:00:48
great save either way....obviously off sides....


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:02:30
Great chance then. Reed to Hunt down right. Cross and Iandolo goes for the penalty dive.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:02:33
FFS iandolo.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:03:58
FFS iandolo.

He does great approach work then unfailingly goes to pot in the area.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:06:37
The Vegans arenít really pressing and seem to be going long quite a lot, not quite what I was expecting as they were billed as another passing team.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:06:45
McKirdy shot rebounds to Simpson who puts it in the back of the net!

Ruled out as Simpson pushed over the defender


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:07:53
Simpson brings ball down (eventually) and shoots against a defender


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:09:10
Well we've started much more aggressively than in any other game this season. Unlucky with that disallowed goal.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:10:16
Commentators saying that FGR tend to start slowly. We are playing in their half at the moment


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:10:29
need to get 1st touches under control, especially in the back...their touch is letting them down some.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:11:11
I will let those watching on Sky do the commentary today as my feed is lagged by about a minute.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:13:52
I will let those watching on Sky do the commentary today as my feed is lagged by about a minute.

what feed are you watching on?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:13:56
Simpson harrying their defence, looking strong and hungry.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:14:03
If Gladwin is going to play centre mid he needs to start committing to tackles, he keeps dangling his foot in and invariably loses the challenge usually in dangerous positions.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:14:14
what feed are you watching on?

https://fbstream.me/live/stream/forest-green


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:14:32
Simpson harrying their defence, looking strong and hungry.
He looks far more up for it than he did last week.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:14:36
First corner well claimed by Ward


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:15:23
Good claim by Ward from that corner.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:16:28
Awful ball out from Gladwin, should have been to Payne who was unmarked.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:18:10
McKirdy shot rebounds to Simpson who puts it in the back of the net!

Ruled out as Simpson pushed over the defender

It was a good hit by McKirdy. Either side of the goalie and that was in.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:18:32
The ref's being very hard on Simpson every time he goes near a defender.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:18:39
Critchlow cuts out threat down our left. Corner


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:19:30
Wasted break when we had 5 up!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:19:33
The ref's being very hard on Simpson every time he goes near a defender.
Playing with his arms is part of his game but he needs to pull them in a bit at times, hes strong enough not to push defenders off him.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:20:20
The Sky comms cant tell the difference between Conroy and Gladwin!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:20:48
Great save from McKirdy shot


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:21:26
Harry's on fire, their defence is terrified.  :beers:


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:21:45
Shot by McKirdy very close, decent save.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:22:11
Iandolo shot from corner deflects wide


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:22:38
Critchlow wide


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:23:03
Iandolo volley deflected wide.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Sippo on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:23:15
Gladwin very quiet.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: normy on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:23:36
We're so sharp today, its great!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:24:38
Gladwin very quiet.
Just given away a corner...He's been linking well with Hunt


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Boy About Town on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:25:02
This referee is a proper wanker.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:25:56
That was a foul on Crich.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:26:02
Wow! Good save from Ward from. Twine special into top left corner


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:26:05
Ward playing a blinder.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:26:37
Good save from Ward. Ref is shite.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:26:44
Great save by Ward from the FK.

The ref is fucking shocking, a real homer.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:26:55
Ward looks a cut above most of our backups in recent years.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:27:15
Good pressing from Iandolo results in defensive mistake and corner


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:27:53
Shit defending by FGR corner to Town.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:28:01
Reed, Payne, Iandolo, shot, corner!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:29:00
More good attacking by Town ending with Iandolos shot saved and another corner to Town.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:29:03
We've spent more time in the oppo area than in all our other first halves combined.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:29:08
Soft foul by Hunt Infront of lino


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Boy About Town on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:29:13
And the linos. Pond life.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:29:39
Fucking ref giving them EVERYTHING.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Cookie on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:29:59
Sniper in the stands there


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:30:41
Nicky Cadden viciously beaten around the face by Rob Hunt there. Not


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:31:30
Ref a cunt who knows heís on TV. Gonna win the league on this performance with 5 missing from squad and now confirmed we have two gun keepers.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:31:39
Matt flattens Conroy.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:32:09
Odimayo defended Matt well there


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:33:12
Matt flattens Conroy.
Starting to throw his weight around now, always looks like a red card waiting to happen.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:33:23
Oh do fuck off ref.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:33:51
Starting to throw his weight around now, always looks like a red card waiting to happen.
For who? ;)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:34:39
Ward wandering. Could have been costly. McKirdy clipped . We waste the free kick.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:37:43
Iandolo looks fucked


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:37:47
Oh Simpson!

Breaks into the left of the area and crosses to a tightly marked McKirdy rather than putting his foot through it!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:38:03
Sweeney wrestling Simpson. Yellow


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:38:08
Nice move by Town but Simspons cross cant find anyone.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:38:26
McKirdy all on his own in the centre but Simpson possibly late in spotting him


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:39:29
Ref looks like Boba Fett.

Cynical foul on Simpson. Liked the shove afterwards though


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:39:38
Matt wrestles Conroy. yEllow


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:39:50
HT 0-0


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:40:23
why is that a fucking retake?  that is a new foul...rather have it at the 18 any day...fuck that


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:40:45
HT 0-0


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:40:59
FGR desperately hanging on there. Really hope this isn't the sucker punch scenario.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:41:05
Decent first half, should probably be winning just lack in the final third as always.  Hopefully our lack of options on the bench doesnít cost us.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Exiled Bob on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:41:29
why is that a fucking retake?  that is a new foul...rather have it at the 18 any day...fuck that
Agreed. Strange decision.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:41:33
decent half. should be 1 up.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:42:13
To have 5 regular first teamers missing and to take the game to and control most of it against the league leaders is very good, we have played quite well IMO and not looked too much at risk of conceding.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:42:31
very good half. unlucky not to be in front. think simpson and mckirdy looking good together up top, causing them lots of problems. need that goal- not through lack of attempts and trying


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Sippo on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:42:47
Great half. Fuckin vegans, soft as fuck. Never a foul for the goal.

Camera angle is shit.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:42:51
I mean, we've had the ball in the back of the net, it was just disallowed at random.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:42:54
Only 45% possession? Well I'll be kippered.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:42:58
Looked much better in the final third than the last time I saw them live at Northampton...


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:43:23
Low quality game of football that. Swindon were the better team but I am guessing Forest Green have a few gears to go up yet. Hopefully Town can Nick a one goal win but we definitely need more attacking reinforcements in January as everything is too predictable as per usual.



Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:44:32
Well happy with that,  Matt being well contained, much better performance than expected, usual second half away from home performance will see us walking away with three points,  still struggling to see what the problem was with Simpsons goal.  Nice to see FGR with two yellow cards.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:45:14
Low quality game of football that. Swindon were the better team but I am guessing Forest Green have a few gears to go up yet. Hopefully Town can Nick a one goal win but we definitely need more attacking reinforcements in January as everything is too predictable as per usual.

A reliably weird view from the Barcelona season ticket holder.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:46:13
A reliably weird view from the Barcelona season ticket holder.
Yep.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:46:42
Absolutely blinding save from Ward by the way.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:47:17
Low quality game of football that. Swindon were the better team but I am guessing Forest Green have a few gears to go up yet. Hopefully Town can Nick a one goal win but we definitely need more attacking reinforcements in January as everything is too predictable as per usual.


You havenít watched much league 2 football then :-)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:48:55
To have 5 regular first teamers missing and to take the game to and control most of it against the league leaders is very good, we have played quite well IMO and not looked too much at risk of conceding.
Totally agree. Unlucky to have the goal disallowed. The only blemish is that we haven't turned the dominance into goals. I fear we may rue that at the end of the game.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:49:29
A reliably weird view from the Barcelona season ticket holder.

You must be watching a different game to me. Swindon were the better side and the disallowed goal was harsh.  However going forward we donít really look dangerous (neither have FGR though). The overall quality of football by both teams has been poor but hopefully it will improve in the second half.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:50:01
Low quality game of football that. Swindon were the better team but I am guessing Forest Green have a few gears to go up yet. Hopefully Town can Nick a one goal win but we definitely need more attacking reinforcements in January as everything is too predictable as per usual.


Canít agree itís low quality.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:50:27
I think you're watching a different game to all of us.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:50:37
very good half. unlucky not to be in front. think simpson and mckirdy looking good together up top, causing them lots of problems. need that goal- not through lack of attempts and trying
Thought Parkin summed that up well - Simpson and McKirdy 'hopeful' while their threat was more direct.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: normy on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:50:52
Enjoyed that half a lot, excellent pressing, hope we aren't too knackered second half.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Clark Griswold on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:50:55
Low quality game of football that. Swindon were the better team but I am guessing Forest Green have a few gears to go up yet. Hopefully Town can Nick a one goal win but we definitely need more attacking reinforcements in January as everything is too predictable as per usual.


You are a fucking knob, that was for league 2 a great standard of football, you are the most negative poster ever.

That was a millions times better than under your hero Sheridan.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:51:11
You must be watching a different game to me. Swindon were the better side and the disallowed goal was harsh.  However going forward we donít really look dangerous (neither have FGR though). The overall quality of football by both teams has been poor but hopefully it will improve in the second half.

If this is a guessing game, from your comments I have absolutely no idea what game you're watching.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:52:11
If this is a guessing game, from your comments I have absolutely no idea what game you're watching.
Absolutely what an utterly ludicrous comment.

Hes doing it for a reaction.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:52:30
That was ok.
We are stronger in the 2nd half but so are they.

Gladwin needs to get in the game a bit more.

Club record up for grabs here?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:53:05
How does Jamille Matt get a yellow card once a free kick is taken for a foul but the free kick has to be taken from the original place again? Ref is a cunt and he has let go more than what he disallowed Tyreece Simpson goal for. #thefootballleaguehateswindontown


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:53:12
Low quality game of football that. Swindon were the better team but I am guessing Forest Green have a few gears to go up yet. Hopefully Town can Nick a one goal win but we definitely need more attacking reinforcements in January as everything is too predictable as per usual.


You havenít watched much league 2 football then :-)

Iíve seen all but one of Swindonís games this season. Swindon play lots of sideways stuff but lack any penetration and cutting edge going forward.   Only thing they have going for them is that opposing teams tend to tire out in the second half so hopefully that will come to our aid.

Granted this is league 2 football but the team we had 2 years ago under Wellens would spank this Swindon team as it stands. Then again Garner has done a great job under the circumstances imposed on him !


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:53:26
Even with the replays on Sky still canít see anything wrong with the goal.
Defender made a meal of it but there was no more physical contact than we see from many strikers.
FGR got out of jail there. 


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:54:36
Playing well. Obviously the grass munchers are a threat, theyíre top and at home, however, weíve been very proactive going forward which is enough to worry them if they ever thought that with five out weíd be an easier opponent. Defensively, the free header, nipped in cross a cross the face of goal a bit worrying. The free kick save, very competent. A little bit of a concern but overall LL here is a happy bunny at HT. one thing I think could be interesting as this could get rather tasty in the 2nd half.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:56:49
Please Sky can you mute the microphone near that fucking shitty drum, thank you.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:56:54
The constant 'local rivals' bullshit from sky is getting tedious


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:57:32
Playing well. Obviously the grass munchers are a threat, theyíre top and at home, however, weíve been very proactive going forward which is enough to worry them if they ever thought that with five out weíd be an easier opponent. Defensively, the free header, nipped in cross a cross the face of goal a bit worrying. The free kick save, very competent. A little bit of a concern but overall LL here is a happy bunny at HT. one thing I think could be interesting as this could get rather tasty in the 2nd half.
Hopefully,  especially with the vegans on two yellow cards.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:57:48
Good play resulting in Simpson shot. Corner


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:58:16
Simpson wins a corner.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 11:59:10
Iandolo and Reed linking well down left. Cross claimed by keeper


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:00:48
is the left back normally a back up?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:01:18
Nice name change, good work to whichever admin applied that :D


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:01:22
Ward punches corner clear. Good punch


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:01:56
Iandolo looks like heís treading water.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:02:29
Big big let off from fucking about at the back.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:02:33
is the left back normally a back up?
Iandolo is a natural left wing. We make use of that. He's a rubbish LB


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:02:36
What a miss


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:03:02
Bullet dodged.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:03:06
Nearly 1-0 down. Defensive mix up. Ward stands big. Striker puts it wide


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:03:11
Terrible miss by them.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:03:43
Simpson runs and crosses. Claimed by keeper


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:04:02
Iandolo is a natural left wing. We make use of that. He's a rubbish LB

Wasn't he originally a central attacking midfielder? Might have imagined that, mind.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:04:31
Goal!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:04:34
Yes


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:04:35
Great goal.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:04:38
Great goal!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:04:59
Yeeees. Hazza!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:05:00
Get the fuck in!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:05:13
Get in Macca!!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:05:18
Wheyhey! Lovely move.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:05:28
1-0 McKirdy.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:05:33
Conroy drops shoulder twice. Pass to Gladwin. Whipped in from right and McKirdy scores!

1-0 Town


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:05:38
First bit of attacking quality and bang a goal. Great finish that.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:05:42
McKirddddddddddddddy!!!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:06:20
Ridiculous cross by Gladwin. Good goal


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:07:16
Tell you who has a good game - Rob Hunt.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:07:22
You wont see a better ball into the box than that from Gladwin all season.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:07:50
Tell you who has a good game - Rob Hunt.
Agreed


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: hobnob on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:08:13
Come on you redddssssss  :pint:


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:08:23
The fact these are clear leaders says everything about the quality of this league. If actually start playing forward thinking football at home with some urgency we have a decent chance this season.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:08:55
Should be 2-0


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:09:09
Beautiful move down left McKirdy heads wide!

Nearly 2-0


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:09:17
Should be 2-0

This


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:10:03
Tell you who has a good game - Rob Hunt.
Would try KHH on the left side next game, keep Hunt on his favoured side and KHH must be better than Iandolo even on the left.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:10:25
Gladwin puts in another glorious ball after turning defender twice. Noone runs on to it


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:10:38
You wont see a better ball into the box than that from Gladwin all season.

Ironically, the ball he just put in was better, just nobody gambling to get on the end of it :D


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:11:35
Gladwin stretching. Injured?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:12:31
McKirdy 'Ref!!! That's a f'ing foul!!!'


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:13:15
Save by Ward


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:13:15
McKirdy 'Ref!!! That's a f'ing foul!!!'

As clear as day :D


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:13:29
Big chance wasted by the vegans, fucking about in our half again.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:14:13
Great save by Ward there.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:16:03
What a hit by Crich..


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:16:13
Critchlow with 40 yard shot - wide


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:16:28
McKirdy yellow. Dissent?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:16:32
What a hit by Crich..

Would have been if it was a goal.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:16:51
Crich just wide from distance.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:16:56
McKirdy yellow. Dissent?

Backheeled the gk away.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:17:15
McKirdy yellow. Dissent?

Persistent mouthing-off perhaps?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:17:17
McKirdy yellow. Dissent?

Going to be standard every game he plays I think


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:17:54
That was really very close from Crichlow. What a goal that would have been.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:18:20
Lovely pass and movement by Gladwin, Simpson and Hunt. Comes to nothing.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:18:57
Would have been if it was a goal.

It was still a good hit..  shots are not good shots unless they end up as a goal in your eyes?  No wonder you don't enjoy football..


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:19:04
Simpson definately took the wrong option passing to Hunt there.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:20:01
Another chance. Long free kick. Hunt whips it across. McKirdy sliding in puts it over.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:20:22
Lovely fk routine there.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:20:26
McKirdy might have done better from that cross.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:21:02
It was still a good hit..  shots are not good shots unless they end up as a goal in your eyes?  No wonder you don't enjoy football..

I would prefer 1 scruffy messy goal rather then 100 good shots that just go wide.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:22:23
What's going on with Bernard's shorts? Looks like he's wearing swimmers.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:22:51
Ref just allowed them to take an offside free kick in our half, the standard of officiating is abysmal.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:23:08
Need a second here. We are being wasteful


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:23:18
I would prefer 1 scruffy messy goal rather then 100 good shots that just go wide.

So you don't enjoy football then..  why do you bother watching?  just curious..


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:23:27
Great save from Ward


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:23:52
Gladwin's played a few lovely passes today. Closer to the player we remember.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:24:21
Another decent save from Ward.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:24:42
What a miss


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:24:54
Wtf? Great claim from Ward from corner. Then he's fouled and ref plays on. Eventually free header goes wide


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:25:22
Another awful miss by them.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:25:29
For all our domination theyíve had 3 or 4 guilt edge chances and been even more wasteful than us.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:25:33
Good ball from Hunt to Payne. Corner


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:26:54
So you don't enjoy football then..  why do you bother watching?  just curious..

I watch football mainly to see teams try and score goals and win games. Scoring one messy goal In my eyes is better then 100 shots that just go wide. I guess you were the type of fan happy last year under Sheridan as we did have some shots on target under him.
  


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:27:47
Great work by Simpson down the left wing. Cross headed away from McKirdy (or was it Hunt)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:28:21
Good cross from Simspon just beyond Hunts head.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:29:12
Great save. Awful defending.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:29:16
Gladwin with a saving challenge....

What a save from Ward!!!!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:29:39
What a save!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:29:43
I watch football mainly to see teams try and score goals and win games. Scoring one messy goal In my eyes is better then 100 shots that just go wide. I guess you were the type of fan happy last year under Sheridan as we did have some shots on target under him.
  
I donít get your point? The best players like Messi have loads of shots every game as soon as they get an inch of space so you donít enjoy watching them?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:29:44
I watch football mainly to see teams try and score goals and win games. Scoring one messy goal In my eyes is better then 100 shots that just go wide. I guess you were the type of fan happy last year under Sheridan as we did have some shots on target under him.
  

It's a pity your limited and miserable views are intruding on this thoroughly upbeat afternoon. You understand absolutely nothing.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:30:10
Forest Green should have scored 3 goals but Town deserve to be ahead.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:30:18
Got to stop these crosses.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:30:24
Best save of the match from Ward.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:30:44
We need some fresh legs now, mute point but Grant would be ideal now.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:31:18
2-0


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:31:46
Gladwin to McKirdy. Runs in the box and chips it over the keeper!!

2-0


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:31:55
Lovely timing that.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:32:00
Up yer chuff Troll!  :beers:


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: hobnob on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:32:10
Yessssssssss


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:32:21
What a beautiful goal. Great move.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:32:23
2-0 McKirdy.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:32:33
Great goal


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:32:41
Not sure if Simpson got a touch before it went over the line


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:32:58
I watch football mainly to see teams try and score goals and win games. Scoring one messy goal In my eyes is better then 100 shots that just go wide. I guess you were the type of fan happy last year under Sheridan as we did have some shots on target under him.
 

Not at all, I am just able to recognise good play and good skill..  I don't judge my comments on the end result only.  If a player does well or produces something good then I will comment on it, even if the action doesn't quite achieve the result that I would have liked.

It looks like the Barcelona comment earlier was pretty accurate when it comes to your views when following a Lge 2 team.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:33:06
Much prefer that then a 40 yard shot that narrowly misses.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:33:14
Lovely stuff. Class from Harry o/


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:33:22
Fuck all!!!  :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers:

not sure why you guys have been worrying about 5 guys missing all week


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:33:45
Simpson! Or McKirdy! Don't know, but cracking play by McKirdy one way or the other. 2-0


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:35:38
Weíve been decent but fuck me the Vegans are awful on this evidence just a bang average league 2 outfit. Do they just usually finish some of their chances and thatís been masking their lack of quality?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:35:51
McKirdy for Baudry


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:35:54
Much prefer that then a 40 yard shot that narrowly misses.

Hush now. What you know about football would fit on a postage stamp. We don't need to hear any more.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:36:13
McKirdy great performance today.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:37:11
McKirdy great performance today.
Awesome! What a player.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:37:40
Hush now. What you know about football would fit on a postage stamp. We don't need to hear any more.

Tru dat


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:38:12
McKirdy great performance today.

Such an entertaining player to watch. Hopefully keeps his place once the others return.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:38:16
Is Ward going to give Garner a selection headache? He's been superb


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:38:29
This ref is a complete twat


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:39:22
How is that not a foul on Gladwin?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:39:26
McKirdy great performance today.
Heís the difference, his directness and energy. Without him we are slow and turgid.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:39:29
Another routine save from Ward


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:40:32
Payne for East


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:40:34
How is that not a foul on Gladwin?

But that is a foul when their winger falls over with no contact :D  This ref is a special one


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:41:12
All i know is i am 2 for 2 in watching a victory..

not sure what all the negative tones were about....Swindon FC should win the league


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:41:46
Gladwin for Lyden


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:42:23
Iandolo wins a corner


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:42:29
my buddies that showed up at 6am to eat breakfast and watch the game want to know if Fat Toni pizza is worth a shit?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:42:51
McKirdy will get the plaudits, but Reed has been fantastic today.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:44:16
Ward dives in and gives away a penalty.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:44:28
Ward saves it!!!!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:44:32
Shame for Ward that.

Scrub that!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:44:34
Dive, striker bought the contact and justice done.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:44:44
Blatant dive.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:44:48
Fucking hell Ward - fair play


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:44:51
Never a penalty. :)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:45:05
What a day for Ward.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:45:22
 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Justice well and truly done. Ward has been fantastic.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:45:25
great win and fair play they've proven me wrong. McKirdy is key though, different team with him in it. The vegans weren't at all what i expected though, they were billed as a big passing team but just looked like a bunch of hoofers.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:45:37
FT 2-0


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:45:44
Ward is a Baller!!!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:45:48
Two wonderful away wins back to back. Brilliant.

That is all


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:46:01
Jojo has a fight on his hands


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:46:04
Great win. The only downside to me is I put money on Ward to get booked as I thought he'd be done for time-wasting. Gives away a pen and no card?  :cry:


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: hobnob on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:46:17
Brilliant stuff, what a display from Ward! Magic


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:46:30
Not sure I have ever seen a keeper play so well for Swindon ever.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:46:47
Up to 2nd  :D


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Boy About Town on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:46:57
Not sure I have ever seen a keeper play so well for Swindon ever.

Majestic


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:47:11
Not sure I have ever seen a keeper play so well for Swindon ever.

Brez first game ?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:47:29
Exciting Game!!!!

On a Win Streak...

Need my Huskers to beat a league leading team today...

last week all my teams won, looking for same showing today!!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:47:56
Wow! What a performance!!!

Was it due to McKidy's spark?
Was it because Ward was unbeatable?
Was it because our back 3 played Matt out of the game?
Was it because Reed ran the midfield?
Was it because of a couple of moments of class from Gladwin?

That was an awesome all round performance.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:47:58
What a thoroughly entertaining game that was. We were lucky that FGR were so wasteful in front of goal, but we worked so hard as a team - correction: squad. Our most complete 90 minutes of the season against a decent team, that. If we can get a bit more adventurous at home, we might start building a bit of momentum now.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:48:34
Just been on their forum and there's about 6 posts on the matchday thread. Tinpot


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:48:36
Hats off to the keeper. Fantastic!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:48:58
Not sure I have ever seen a keeper play so well for Swindon ever.

Brezovan's debut is the gold standard, right?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:49:13
Brez first game ?
He didn't make the stunning saves that Ward did during the rest of the game IIRC but is remembered for the penalty saves mostly.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:50:06
Is Ward going to give Garner a selection headache? He's been superb

MOTM IMHO.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:50:09
Lots of flashier players but Louis Reed continues to be the perfect midfielder - slows the opposition down and cleans up so often, not as obviously dominant as Grant was last L2 season but he's very much as effective.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:50:31
Before the game we all felt that JoJo was going to be the biggest miss, but Lewis Ward was outstanding and the biggest praise you can give him is that we didnít miss JoJo at all.

Great result, especially considering the circumstances


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:50:42
McKirdy will get the plaudits, but Reed has been fantastic today.
He makes us tick.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:51:05
my buddies that showed up at 6am to eat breakfast and watch the game want to know if Fat Toni pizza is worth a shit?

Not if itís vegan.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:51:56
Well at least one poster on here is going to be grumpy for the rest of the day..


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:52:30
Exciting Game!!!!

On a Win Streak...

Need my Huskers to beat a league leading team today...

last week all my teams won, looking for same showing today!!

Fingers crossed for you mate.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:52:42
Well that was unexpected, not the win, but the way we went about it.  Didn't have the control of previous games, a bit more up and at em, created some chances and put them away.  If we can mix that in on top of our possession based football we will be a much more difficult proposition for teams.

McKirdy remained a nuisance, Simpson played his role well, Reed has really controlled the midfield since his first couple of games bedding in and Ward decides to put his best career performance in on live TV as a back-up.

Rode out luck a little by letting in a few too many crosses, but they are top, so you can't expect to control the entire game.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:53:26
Before the game we all felt that JoJo was going to be the biggest miss, but Lewis Ward was outstanding and the biggest praise you can give him is that we didnít miss JoJo at all.

Great result, especially considering the circumstances
Absolutely agree mate.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:53:33
McKirdy great performance today.
only in this regard, mind, but his non-stop impudence reminds me of George Best


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:56:02
Bit of a quandary about who to vote for in the MoM poll. Was going to be Ward even before the pen save - so itís got to be him.

Could have been McKirdy, Reed, Simpson, Hunt. Jeez, what a team performance!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:56:07
Great performance and result. Dead heat for MOM between McKirdy and Ward...



Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:56:24
only in this regard, mind, but his non-stop impudence reminds me of George Best
He has the skills to be a great player, if he can get consitancy and a slight attitude change he can still go far.

He has a spark thats different to anything else we have got.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:56:28
Not sure I have ever seen a keeper play so well for Swindon ever.

Didn't Digby and Hammond put on a couple of blinders in the 92/93 season?  Maybe even back to back or close to being so.  In my muddled mind I have West Ham and Barnsley as the opposition.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:57:06
Great performance and result. Dead heat for MOM between McKirdy and Ward...
McKirdy would win MoM every time if it wasn't for Wards practically perfect performance today.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:57:14
Well, if theyíre top of this league weíre going to piss this. 


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:57:31
Exciting Game!!!!

On a Win Streak...

Need my Huskers to beat a league leading team today...

last week all my teams won, looking for same showing today!!

Michigan are one of the best college teams are they not, your boys are going to have their work cut out.  Fingers crossed for the Huskers fella, will keep an eye out for the result - shame we don't get some of the college football on the box over here..  we have a dedicated NFL channel, you would think that they would put some of the college games on when there are no NFL games playing


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:58:30
Didn't Digby and Hammond put on a couple of blinders in the 92/93 season?  Maybe even back to back or close to being so.  In my muddled mind I have West Ham and Barnsley as the opposition.
Digby for sure had a few great games, Hammond my mind is foggy on as I thought he was a poor keeper at best.

The free kick save in the top corner, the low save from the header going in the bottom corner and the penalty save were all absolutely top notch.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:59:11
Well, if theyíre top of this league weíre going to piss this. 
Shhhh their 1 best player was away on international duty......oh wait a minute!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:59:44
Exciting Game!!!!

On a Win Streak...

Need my Huskers to beat a league leading team today...

last week all my teams won, looking for same showing today!!
Go Huskers! They're showing the game over here on ESPN...I'll check it out...


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:00:32
Lots of flashier players but Louis Reed continues to be the perfect midfielder - slows the opposition down and cleans up so often, not as obviously dominant as Grant was last L2 season but he's very much as effective.
Totally bosses midfield. Broke up everything and drove us forward.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:01:37
Digby for sure had a few great games, Hammond my mind is foggy on as I thought he was a poor keeper at best.

The free kick save in the top corner, the low save from the header going in the bottom corner and the penalty save were all absolutely top notch.

That low one from the header the pick of the bunch for me. Really top notch save.

McKirdy was great, but Ward my MOTM.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:01:48
Go Huskers! They're showing the game over here on ESPN...I'll check it out...

Ooh, I'll check that out..  good spot


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:02:42
Michigan are one of the best college teams are they not, your boys are going to have their work cut out.  Fingers crossed for the Huskers fella, will keep an eye out for the result - shame we don't get some of the college football on the box over here..  we have a dedicated NFL channel, you would think that they would put some of the college games on when there are no NFL games playing

they are playing well this year BUT they are known chokers!  so who knows...we have had opportunities to win 2 games this year against ranked teams...one was #3 and other #15....so who knows...we have to play as well as STFC and we will be good...thanx for the support


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:04:07
Keep in mind,,,if you catch the game...we suck and are rebuilding...


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:05:23
Keep in mind,,,if you catch the game...we suck and are rebuilding...

You are really starting to sound like a Swindon fan now :D


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:05:53
I miss Kovar.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:08:26
Shay Given away at Hull, 1995. Steve Finney goal.

That was a great debut.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:11:42
In the spirit of this new found love of College Football, I will be watching the Bulldogs take on Auburn later.  I looked for tickets for one of their games and while the $150 ish cheapest seats was eye watering, it was the $500 per night rate to stay in a Motel 6 (think Travelodge at it's worst) that broke the deal.  Instead, taking my son to a weekend in Atlanta for a Utd game on the Saturday and Falcons game on the Sunday - talk about chokers!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:12:19
Digby for sure had a few great games, Hammond my mind is foggy on as I thought he was a poor keeper at best.

The free kick save in the top corner, the low save from the header going in the bottom corner and the penalty save were all absolutely top notch.
West Ham away. IIRC 1-0, Maskell, last minute.  Best keeper performance bar Downsborough's. FG away not exactly the biggest occasion but Ward was exceptional today and the penalty save was the icing on the cake.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Waffle on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:12:27
Not if itís vegan.

Itís not vegan, I know the one in Stroud is really good, so I assume it would be good generally.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Crozzer on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:15:41
In the spirit of this new found love of College Football, I will be watching the Bulldogs take on Auburn later.  I looked for tickets for one of their games and while the $150 ish sheapest seats was eye watering, it was the $500 per night rate to stay in a Motel 6 (think Travelodge at it's worst) that brokoe the deal.  INstead taking my son to a weekend in Atlanta for a Utd game in the Saturday and Falcons game on the Sunday - talk about chokers!

$500 a night for Motel 6, but the six legged pets are complimentary.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:22:54
West Ham away. IIRC 1-0, Maskell, last minute.  Best keeper performance bar Downsborough's. FG away not exactly the biggest occasion but Ward was exceptional today and the penalty save was the icing on the cake.
Not old enough to have seen Downsborough play for us so unable to comment but the West Ham game I remember Hammond making 1 good save but not much else TBH.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:30:43
Well, that win got my acca off to a good start



Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: river monster on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:31:25
My first 90min watch of the season. Was impressed that we didn't seem to miss any of the 5 internationals!

Garners got a few 'nice' headaches for the next game. Ward hardly put a foot wrong.

Conroy and Crichlow really good defending kept Matt quiet and conroy superb for our first.
Reed brilliant we're solid with him there
Gladwin has a bit of quality about him. getting up to speed now hopefully carries on
Mckirdy carries our spark
..and the rest were decent aswell.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:38:45
Att: 3,442 (1,200 Swindon fans).


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:42:35
How very apt.

(https://i.postimg.cc/YqYjWBM3/244719500-5094418503907588-7344351275575998843-n.jpg)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Crozzer on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:45:42
Keep in mind,,,if you catch the game...we suck and are rebuilding...

Minnesota Vikings the local team, here.  Where do I begin.........................."Why don't Iowa have a professional football team?  Because the people in Minnesota would want one too."


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:47:49
And some post match views of FGR fans....

Quote
Absolutely played off the park.

Simpson a real handful up front

They are really pressing both wingbacks and then picking us off when we go back inside.

Second best today by a mile Iím afraid

To put it simply, they want it more than we do.

Watching on tv say Swindon better overall but we had enough chances in the end of get something. Ward in goal had great game. Swindon deserved win and fgr looked slightly off. Still top.

Agree with that, even if Swindon were helped by the support of the Sky commenters! We played all the time just trying to keep out of trouble never were we on top. Pity but enjoyed the game. We cant win Ďem all.

Swindon were the better side, but we still forced some good saves from Ward and missed another couple of good chances, so in the end it came down to who took their chances.

We were second best today to a well drilled and committed Swindon team. But we had enough chances to force a draw. Bound to happen some weeks.

Lewis Ward won them the game !

Let's not pretend Swindon didn't have just as many chances they didn't put away (plus a pretty soft disallowed goal).

Swindon were much the better side and their performance fully merited their victory.
However I disagree, we actually had More clear cut chances than Swindon. Quite a few more in the end.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:57:11
Not old enough to have seen Downsborough play for us so unable to comment but the West Ham game I remember Hammond making 1 good save but not much else TBH.
My rose tinteds perhaps (inspired by the non stop 2nd half pressure in front of a hostile crowd and a stolen win but there were at least a couple of saves inc a memorable one - in my mind at least - from Trevor Morley and another double save.

Although he occasionally got the nod ahead of Digby, Hammond was the no. 2, so that is a performance that stuck in my mind.  Even on a lesser stage, in so far as he came in as a no. 2, Ward's performance today had parallels - and the substance may very well have been even better.  


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 13:59:32
And some post match views of FGR fans....

Very balanced, tbf.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 14:03:29
Whatever the reasons, I'm glad today's game on Sky proceeded as originally planned :pint:


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 14:12:17
Whatever the reasons, I'm glad today's game on Sky proceeded as originally planned :pint:
Absolutely! I admit I was wrong about my fears pre game.

£10k for an away team and £30k for a home team is an absolute pitance really.

There is no way on earth we should be made to play if we have 5 regular 1st teamers missing, even 2 is too many for our squad to cope with when 1 is your first choice keeper.

I am all for calling it off.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: river monster on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 14:30:46
Heard the comms say Swindon have remained unbeaten in the first 6 away games of a season for the first time ever. Nice.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 14:36:08
Absolutely! I admit I was wrong about my fears pre game.


Takes a big person to admit they were wrong. That said I doubt you were alone and I doubt there were many bets won on a 0-2 away win.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 14:40:34
That was a good performance and win today.
I thought we deserved to win on balance - we seemed to have more control - but Ward made several top class saves. The one from the downward header at 1-0 being the best.
Good performances through the side, Reed is very consistent and vital to our style, and McGirdy provided the spark up front. I thought the decision against Simpson on the first half disallowed goal was harsh, so Iím glad he got a goal (he has scored 4 goals all from inside the 6 yard box now which is a good sign) and likewise the penalty was harsh so justice done when Ward saves.
We concede some chances through giv8ng the ball away in bad areas (again) but thankfully Ward and their finishing meant they didnít cost us. 6 points from 2 away games is better than most of us would have thought weíd get, especially with 5 missing this week.
Some tricky decisions for Garner now as the international players return.
Hopefully those who have been critical of Garner and the style can now see what he is trying to do and is getting it right.
My worry is that tHese results are starting to increase everyoneís expectations now - the pre season ďIíd be happy to stay upĒ has become ďplay off contenders at leastĒ.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 14:40:49
Absolutely! I admit I was wrong about my fears pre game.

I was with you.

It was so pleasing to see the wider squad step up or play well as a team.

We nearly conceded from fannying about at the back today but I reckon some credit must go to Garner et al for the cohesiveness shown today.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 14:59:06
Heard the comms say Swindon have remained unbeaten in the first 6 away games of a season for the first time ever. Nice.
In 2003-4 season we started with 7 away games unbeaten in every competition, 3 wins and 4 draws. 5 league games and 2 LC games.

Southend U 3 - 2 LC
Colchester U 1 - 0
Bournemouth 2 - 2
Brighton 2 - 2
Grimsby 2 - 1
Barnsley 1 - 1
Leeds 2-2 LC (lost on pens)

So far we have gone
Scunthorpe 3-1
Cambridge 0-0 LC (lost on pens)
Salford 1-0
Stevenage 1-1
Northampton 1-1
Rovers 3-1
FGR 2-0


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Badger on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 15:04:29
And by way of celebration, here's an old favourite..............


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: river monster on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 15:05:59
In 2003-4 season we started with 7 away games unbeaten in every competition, 3 wins and 4 draws. 5 league games and 2 LC games.

Southend U 3 - 2 LC
Colchester U 1 - 0
Bournemouth 2 - 2
Brighton 2 - 2
Grimsby 2 - 1
Barnsley 1 - 1
Leeds 2-2 LC (lost on pens)

So far we have gone
Scunthorpe 3-1
Cambridge 0-0 LC (lost on pens)
Salford 1-0
Stevenage 1-1
Northampton 1-1
Rovers 3-1
FGR 2-0

Yea very similar starts results wise looking at that..

Well we're at the magical 10/11 league games mark and overall I'm well bloody happy with the start..


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 15:10:02
Minnesota Vikings the local team, here.  Where do I begin.........................."Why don't Iowa have a professional football team?  Because the people in Minnesota would want one too."

my buddy who watched the came this morning with me says

skol!!!!   :smugfu:


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 15:11:04
In 2003-4 season we started with 7 away games unbeaten in every competition, 3 wins and 4 draws. 5 league games and 2 LC games.

Southend U 3 - 2 LC
Colchester U 1 - 0
Bournemouth 2 - 2
Brighton 2 - 2
Grimsby 2 - 1
Barnsley 1 - 1
Leeds 2-2 LC (lost on pens)

So far we have gone
Scunthorpe 3-1
Cambridge 0-0 LC (lost on pens)
Salford 1-0
Stevenage 1-1
Northampton 1-1
Rovers 3-1
FGR 2-0

We're top of the away form league and 20th at home. Hope we can turn that around on Saturday.


Title: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre mat
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 15:15:37
Quote
Absolutely! I admit I was wrong about my fears pre game.
The fears may have been wrong, but the sentiment that we had 5 players out and still had to play the game wasn't.

But since we won, who cares.

Incidentally it was stated the reason we couldn't call it off was because we missed the deadline - which is much earlier for a TV game. We didn't know JoJo and Gilbert would be called up at time of deadline


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 15:29:18
Incidentally it was stated the reason we couldn't call it off was because we missed the deadline - which is much earlier for a TV game. We didn't know JoJo and Gilbert would be called up at time of deadline
Of that I was unaware, add to that KKH who wasn't called up until last week as well then.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 15:31:06
We had until August 31st i believe to call it off, no need to back then was there. It's not just us who sign these deals but i would be amazed if we did again.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 15:55:50
Really happy with that result and performance. It proved to me that Garner knows what he is doing aswell as he mixed that up a bit and after the subs and formation last week it showed he isn't afraid to.

I would like to see the fans create an atmosphere from the off next week and us really create something, it's the chicken and the egg scenario at the home games at the moment but i think we will come good.

Some superb performances notably from those mentioned but i have to admit i thought Conroy was also brilliant back there today as many predicted a much tougher afternoon than we ended up with. I know many will say Ward was man of the match but their keeper was also theirs.

Notable mention also for Simpson after last week. I know he gets a bit of stick but if he continues at his current rate he will have finished on around 16 goals in his first pro season. I will take that


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 16:03:25
I'd not been at all convinced by Garnerball but a few more results/performances like today and at Rovers like last week and I'll happily be doing a complete 180...


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 16:18:04
I'd not been at all convinced by Garnerball but a few more results/performances like today and at Rovers like last week and I'll happily be doing a complete 180...
I agree mate, the jury is still out for the full decision on "Garnerball" but we are making moves in the right direction for sure.

Last week and this week we didn't piss around with short passes at the back putting us under needless pressure but with McKirdy we have a player who can change games and take a risk, something so few of our players are willing to do very often.

Simpson needs that type of player closer to him than Gilbert gets, McKirdy fills the gap between midfield and Simpson better and wins the 2nd ball so well and then runs directly at defenders creating chances. Too often Gilbert and Payne are chasing the same ball and taking up the same positions and getting in each others way.

McKirdy playing also takes the pressure off Simpson to be our only real attacker and today Simpson relished that and for me with Reed was in our top 4 players after Ward and McKirdy but nobody played badly and all played as a unit making the league leaders look pretty average today.

Conroy and Crichlow as well as Odimayo kept possibly the best target man in L2 in Jamille Matt very quiet and frustrated today, defensively we are improving and looking pretty solid, keeping the opposition down to a couple of chances per game which in L1 may well go punished but far less so in L2.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 16:22:37
Just got back from the game, cracking win from the lads today. I'd have happily taken a point today pre-match.

Talking to a few FGR fans pre-match, they seemed quietly confident and who could blame them being top of the league and all. First half I think Swindon edged it by a whisker but hardly anything in it. The fans that were bullying and abusing Sweeney were hilarious, I don't think Sweeney knew how to take being targetted for no obvious reason, he tried hard to play at his best but his game just fell apart. Tried to play balls forward but our midfield just picked them out and attacked. Sweeney ended up playing short and safe passes in the 2nd half and lost contact with McKirdy in the 2nd half to go 1-0 up before getting subbed off. 12th man at its best!

Simpson was back to his best, dominating and destroying the centre backs, brushing them off with ease. Would love to cough up some cash and sign him permanently!

McKirdy tore Sweeney apart but I think my MOM has to go to Ward, but a tight call with the impressive McKirdy. With Ward stepping in for Jojo and producing some of the saves he did, couldn't fault him at all today. The penalty was soft as playdough to award. Just watched back the highlights and the FGR player moved the ball away from Ward, dragged his foot back to make contact and then falls over. The Ref was frankly a joke and was itching to give FGR something. Worst ref of the season so far? But back to Ward, it's awesome to know that we have 2 solid goalkeepers in the squad that from what we've seen today from Ward, both could be first-team starters!

2 away wins on the bounce, sat in 3rd place, 4 points off the top - We should be fearing no one! In Garner and Clem I trust! EIEIEIO


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 16:27:40
Sutton with a comeback win against Port Vale bumps us up to third, although Sutton would leapfrog us by a point if they were to win their game in hand.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 16:30:02
Just got back from the game, cracking win from the lads today. I'd have happily taken a point today pre-match.

Talking to a few FGR fans pre-match, they seemed quietly confident and who could blame them being top of the league and all. First half I think Swindon edged it by a whisker but hardly anything in it. The fans that were bullying and abusing Sweeney were hilarious, I don't think Sweeney knew how to take being targetted for no obvious reason, he tried hard to play at his best but his game just fell apart. Tried to play balls forward but our midfield just picked them out and attacked. Sweeney ended up playing short and safe passes in the 2nd half and lost contact with McKirdy in the 2nd half to go 1-0 up before getting subbed off. 12th man at its best!

Simpson was back to his best, dominating and destroying the centre backs, brushing them off with ease. Would love to cough up some cash and sign him permanently!

McKirdy tore Sweeney apart but I think my MOM has to go to Ward, but a tight call with the impressive McKirdy. With Ward stepping in for Jojo and producing some of the saves he did, couldn't fault him at all today. The penalty was soft as playdough to award. Just watched back the highlights and the FGR player moved the ball away from Ward, dragged his foot back to make contact and then falls over. The Ref was frankly a joke and was itching to give FGR something. Worst ref of the season so far? But back to Ward, it's awesome to know that we have 2 solid goalkeepers in the squad that from what we've seen today from Ward, both could be first-team starters!

2 away wins on the bounce, sat in 3rd place, 4 points off the top - We should be fearing no one! In Garner and Clem I trust! EIEIEIO

Talking of Clem, did anyone of you Herbert's go to the LL and watch with the Grande Fromage? Did he have much to say to those who asked a question?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 16:31:35
Sutton with a comeback win against Port Vale bumps us up to third, although Sutton would leapfrog us by a point if they were to win their game in hand.

Ifs and buts and pots and pans. We have them away at their shed  a week Tuesday.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 17:22:09
1202 Town fans. Iím sure somebody on here predicted that!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 17:26:39
Told Dion Conroy coming off the pitch to empty his pockets out as Jamal Matt was inside them.
Special call out to Reed, easily motm was just everywhere, and just never wasteful with the ball.
A footballer with a footballing brain.

What a cracking day out.
Tin pot Club with a fair few Swindon not getting into the ground until after 20 minutes into the game.
Countless tickets were not scanning, two poxy turnstiles, fans having to reverse out of the said turnstiles and then let in via a side door.
Jobsworth stewards should have let a few more through the side door to reduce the queue.

I detest having to go to FGR.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 17:30:34
Sutton with a comeback win against Port Vale bumps us up to third, although Sutton would leapfrog us by a point if they were to win their game in hand.

Sutton & Harrogate are definitely the surprise teams so far and who knows whats gone wrong at Mansfield


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 17:40:39
Sutton & Harrogate are definitely the surprise teams so far and who knows whats gone wrong at Mansfield

Soon be put in their place by the town.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Boeta on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 17:43:15
McKirdy has been absolutely dynamite the last two games. Given us that cutting edge we'd been missing before.

Great team effort. Reed so impressive, nice to see Conroy getting back to his best and Lyden returning is the cherry on the cake


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 17:46:17
Soon be put in their place by the town.

No reason to fear anyone now although Bradford away is always a horrible game


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 18:10:44
That was a very different Ďwatchí  for me. The pointless tippy tappy at the back was less evident. Whether that was by design or the way FGR set up I donít know.

Maybe Garner was right. The team and the performances are evolving. Proof of the pudding will be the next few home games.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Frigby Daser on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 18:16:16
That was a very different Ďwatchí  for me. The pointless tippy tappy at the back was less evident. Whether that was by design or the way FGR set up I donít know.

Maybe Garner was right. The team and the performances are evolving. Proof of the pudding will be the next few home games.

Great performance and so much purposeful than just a few weeks ago. Credit where itís due, we looked an impressive side today. Simpson a bulldozer, McKirdy a livewire, Gladwin warming up, and Louis Reed just keeps us ticking. Great to see Lyden back and Lewis Ward, that was one to remember. Nicky Hammond had a game away at Millwall in maybe 91/2 or the year before midweek where he pulled off some incredible saves. That was Lewis Ward today - backup coming in and stealing the showÖ.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 18:21:51
Today was a pretty complete performance. Even Iandolo who has been poor recently had a good game.

If we can keep up this form over the next few games then our season expectations will have to be raised, and Clem will have to get his cheque book out in January to add another goalscorer to the team.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 18:25:06
A few more comments from the FGR forum...

Quote
Game was lost on quality of finishing and in midfield where Swindon moved the ball quicker.

Swindon were much the better side and their performance fully merited their victory.

Sadly the result was pre determined before kick off against Swindon B. We are always poor in an early kick off, in front of tv cameras, against a big away following and in general against Swindon! Man of the match should have been the ref who inexplicably disallowed them a goal, but other than that very good.

Fair result should have been 7-3. Although our 3 were more clear cut than their 7 good chances. Ward had at least 3 world class saves. For some reason we looked really nervous and devoid of confidence and didnít really improve.

"We didn't underestimate them. They were just a lot better than we thought."

For the first time this season, we were beaten by a better side (on the day).

Soundly beaten today by a team who had a few away on int duty


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 18:37:43
"We didn't underestimate them. They were just a lot better than we thought."

I would have thought that's the very definition of underestimation  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 18:39:28
Commonly known as double dutch😀


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: donkey on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 18:44:44
Didn't Digby and Hammond put on a couple of blinders in the 92/93 season?  Maybe even back to back or close to being so.  In my muddled mind I have West Ham and Barnsley as the opposition.

You are right on both counts.  Hammond was immense against Barnsley.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 18:50:15
Told Dion Conroy coming off the pitch to empty his pockets out as Jamal Matt was inside them.
Special call out to Reed, easily motm was just everywhere, and just never wasteful with the ball.
A footballer with a footballing brain.

What a cracking day out.
Tin pot Club with a fair few Swindon not getting into the ground until after 20 minutes into the game.
Countless tickets were not scanning, two poxy turnstiles, fans having to reverse out of the said turnstiles and then let in via a side door.
Jobsworth stewards should have let a few more through the side door to reduce the queue.

I detest having to go to FGR.

Reed was everywhere but he had a few successive corners that barely registered above chest height and failed to clear their first defender

The turnstiles were awful. Mine scanned but didn't let me through the gate. Had a female steward telling me to scan it again even though I told her the ticket scanned but the turnstile didn't move, made me scan again and it rejected me, then told to scan it again for the damn thing to tell me I'd scanned my ticket too many times. Just tear the fucking stub off and let me in!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 18:53:57
"We didn't underestimate them. They were just a lot better than we thought."

I would have thought that's the very definition of underestimation  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:
I understand it was a very famous Bobby Robsonism :)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: donkey on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 18:54:56
Keep in mind,,,if you catch the game...we suck and are rebuilding...

Rebuilding? I'm a New York Jets fan.  We've been rebuilding since 1969...


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 19:00:15
I understand it was a very famous Bobby Robsonism :)
Ah, I see...it was tongue in cheek...hence the "  "   ;)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 19:50:59
Up the Shagging Meat Eating reds


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 20:36:13
Forest Green were good opposition for Swindon as they also like to try and play possession based football (all be it they were no where near as good as Swindon were on the ball). They never really pressed Swindon so as a result we had lots more time on the ball.

The weird thing about the game was that in my view Forest Green never looked like scoring (even though they missed 2/3 guilt edge changes and the penalty). Swindon defended pretty well and this has been the basis of our success this season

I still stand by my comments that the quality of football in the first half was poor and neither team got any sort of rhythm going. In the second half Swindon dominated the game and came out worthy winners. It maybe that our game plan is to pass teams to death in the first 60 minutes and then hit them when they are tired.

I still think we need reinforcements upfront as if Simpson gets injured or fatigued (heís only 19) then it will be interesting to see how we adapt.

Being 3rd at this stage of the season considering where we were at a few months ago is a minor miracle.

If we did somehow get promoted this season then it will be interesting to see how much Clem invests in keeping us up next season as this season was all about survival.



Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 20:43:57
Here is what I got for those grass eaters!!!!  Now time to prepare for husker game. 

Canít wait until Tuesday game. 


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 20:57:39
Whatever the reasons, I'm glad today's game on Sky proceeded as originally planned :pint:

Too much was made of that.

Out of the 5 players only Jojo & KKH would have started today if available anyway.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Frigby Daser on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 21:00:32
Also love how, half way through McKirdyís Sky interview, you get the Town End ďbird noiseĒ man (or whatever it is) loud and clear from outside the groundÖ


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 21:00:52
Too much was made of that.

Out of the 5 players only Jojo & KKH would have started today if available anyway.

Probably not wrong but a back up GK is often an unknown.  Just happened to play like a BOSS today


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 21:01:31
Missed the last 30 mins or so as I had to drive up to north Wiltshire for a family do.

Another very pleasing result.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 21:06:16
Took a quick look at forest green message board.  Very gracious with their loss.  Makes me hate them more!   :badmood:


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 21:08:08
They were probably Swindon supporters before the Vegans were founded as we've always had fans in Stonehouse!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Batch on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 03:40:18
Also love how, half way through McKirdyís Sky interview, you get the Town End ďbird noiseĒ man (or whatever it is) loud and clear from outside the groundÖ

A peacock, apparently


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 06:23:52
Took a quick look at forest green message board.  Very gracious with their loss.  Makes me hate them more!   :badmood:

Now that is a true support. 🤣🤣


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 07:05:13
Makes a change for opposing fans to say we were the best team theyíve played this season instead of the Ďthey were the best of 2 poor teamsí comments weíve had.

Looking at the rest of he league, on yesterdayís showing we should be showing them a clean pair of heels.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Benzel on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 07:15:40
The real league leaders turned up at The New Lawn yesterday. That was our 'weakened' team ffs. Fingers crossed we can get the off field stuff sorted so we can really go for it in January.

Sent from my CLT-L09


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 07:34:34
A peacock, apparently
If you knew him bigcock would be the word you'd use !!.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 07:52:31
The real league leaders turned up at The New Lawn yesterday. That was our 'weakened' team ffs. Fingers crossed we can get the off field stuff sorted so we can really go for it in January.

Sent from my CLT-L09

Think thatís a given, slowly, slowly catchee monkey. Let the players do the talking, the rest will fall into place nicely.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 08:05:33
They were probably Swindon supporters before the Vegans were founded as we've always had fans in Stonehouse!
And Nailsworth where Forest Green actually is!

(As a Stroud valley person then I'm touchy about the location and naming of the club. There have been calls in the past to move it to Ecocentricity Park at Eastington near the motorway (5-10 miles away) and rename FGR to Stroud Utd)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 08:08:12
And Nailsworth where Forest Green actually is!

(As a Stroud valley person then I'm touchy about the location and naming of the club. There have been calls in the past to move it to Ecocentricity Park at Eastington near the motorway (5-10 miles away) and rename FGR to Stroud Utd)
Call 'em whatever you like, it'll always be a pleasure to beat them.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 08:44:52
Seen this comment a couple of times, can anyone point out what was so bad about the ref's performance? I hardly noticed him so thought he must have been decent.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Wormholes of Time on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 08:45:54
I live in Stroud too and getting to the game for us was interesting. Ended up biking, red and white scarf flying: https://sootallures.wixsite.com/topographersarms/post/get-me-to-the-match-on-time



Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Crackity Jones on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 08:49:26
I thought we were great yesterday from start to finish. Everyone played their part with the spine of the team solid from Ward (outstanding) to Conroy, Reed and Simpson (his best game for us). Loved the first goal - Conroy Cruyffing it through them, Gladwin doing what Gladwin does if you give him time and space and a brilliant finish from McKirdy.

If Garner can sort our home form and find a way to break down teams that park the bus then we could be in the mix come the end of the season. Over to you negligent Ben.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 09:13:49
Seen this comment a couple of times, can anyone point out what was so bad about the ref's performance? I hardly noticed him so thought he must have been decent.
Seemed to have it in for Simpson,  gave him virtually nothing, fouled several times not given,  struck off what appeared to be a perfectly good goal by him, obviously doesn't like big strong physical strikers,  watch out Akinfenwa !!.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 09:17:53
1202 Town fans. Iím sure somebody on here predicted that!

I got very close to both!

Swindon to suffer a single goal defeat in front of 3,445 fans with 1,205  Town fans there.
Att: 3,442 (1,202 Swindon fans).

If I guessed at 3 more Swindon fans I would have been spot on with both figures!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 09:19:14
Should have done guess the gate, you'd have cleaned up !!.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 09:21:32
Should have done guess the gate, you'd have cleaned up !!.
I brought my mate who works at Yeovil Town FC along to a game vs Brentford at the CG a few years back, he was about 100 out on Flash's guess the gate competition and went home £40 better off!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 09:24:21
I brought my mate who works at Yeovil Town FC along to a game vs Brentford at the CG a few years back, he was about 100 out on Flash's guess the gate competition and went home £40 better off!
Th good old days - lucky if it gets to £20 these days,  but still nice when you win.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 09:27:09
I got very close to both!
Att: 3,442 (1,202 Swindon fans).

If I guessed at 3 more Swindon fans I would have been spot on with both figures!

I know 3 that were in the home end 👍😂🍺


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 09:30:54
Here is what I got for those grass eaters!!!!  Now time to prepare for husker game. 

Canít wait until Tuesday game. 

You keep making me feel hungry.
Get yourself over the pond and bring that BBQ with you.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 10:23:27
You keep making me feel hungry.
Get yourself over the pond and bring that BBQ with you.

Iím putting my BBQ away today for the winter.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 10:24:43
Iím putting my BBQ away today for the winter.
We did that when the weather started getting bad in July :)


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 10:55:36
We did that when the weather started getting bad in July :)

Iím always an optimist when it comes to BBQís. TBH I did belatedly ask some of our neighbours over to see if they fancied some BBQ sweetcorn from the garden but they do have other prearranged plans, so away it goes.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Badger on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 11:21:38
Rebuilding? I'm a New York Jets fan.  We've been rebuilding since 1969...

Currently holed up in a Hotel near Hertford !


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: bathford on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 12:36:51
Does anyone know if the EFL have put  highlights up. If so, what is the site please?

Cheers.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 12:48:27
Does anyone know if the EFL have put  highlights up. If so, what is the site please?

Cheers.

Here's the goals

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Iojfwl6n4


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 14:29:32
Iím still living that lovely, unfamiliar feeling of buzzing at yesterdayís performance and counting down the days until the next game. Everything feels that much sweeter after a season where I couldnít choose between COVID and Power-Sheridan for shitfest of the year. This is catharsis.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Red Frog on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 14:42:13
I live in Stroud too and getting to the game for us was interesting. Ended up biking, red and white scarf flying: https://sootallures.wixsite.com/topographersarms/post/get-me-to-the-match-on-time

Has anyone stopped to admire the West Country Laureateís paean to shit transport services and snivelling youth? With Regís passing, we need to cherish the cultural torch that WoT continues to bear.

I donít know if we still have an official club chaplain, but in these times we certainly need an official club poet.

Címon Rob Angus, do the progressive thing.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 16:18:07
Does anyone know if the EFL have put  highlights up. If so, what is the site please?

Cheers.

Sky highlights here

https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/competitions/league-two/12429870/forest-green-1-2-swindon


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Crozzer on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 16:49:09
The EFL highlights look like they were edited by the ref., no disallowed goal.  Otherwise it was the Lewis Ward show, giving a wrong impression of the balance of play.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Iojfwl6n4


Extended highlights are better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk6iOYkh5C8&t=13s


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 18:50:27
I enjoyed that :pint:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=klN_OlBO1CY


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 19:11:44
I enjoyed that :pint:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=klN_OlBO1CY

Week Tuesday Son. Sutton Utd v Swindon Town. Just up the road from Brighton. Away end again 😉


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 19:14:09
There's a good chance he hasn't yet been to Sutton 😀


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 19:16:10
I enjoyed that :pint:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=klN_OlBO1CY

Fair play to the lad very good 👍


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 19:16:59
There's a good chance he hasn't yet been to Sutton 😀

Frazackerly. Trying to tempt the DNA to accompany his old chap for a midweek boys day out.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 19:17:18
Fair play to the lad very good 👍

Agreed. Could make it a hat trick of Swindon wins.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 19:18:15
There's a good chance he hasn't yet been to Sutton 😀

Only knows what allocation we will get here.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 19:21:54
I may be wrong but I reckon around 500


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 19:22:50
Only knows what allocation we will get here.

SUTTON UNITED

Borough Sports Ground (capacity 5,013)

After groundhopping for the first few years after their formation, Sutton United moved to Gander Green Lane (currently known as the Borough Sports Ground) permanently after the First World War, and have remained there ever since.

The stadium itself is a simple affair, with a single tiered, all seated Main Stand which runs half the length of one side of the pitch. The seats in this stand are blue and red, which do not match the club colours. This is because they were donated by Chelsea FC during the redevelopment of Stamford Bridge. The other three sides of the ground are small covered terraces, with some open terracing in the corners.

Away fans visiting the Borough Sports Ground are located in the Collingwood Road End, with an allocation of 500.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 19:23:55
I may be wrong but I reckon around 500

Correct you are you, young Jedi supporter.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 19:25:11
May have to buy into the home supporters if it is over subscribed.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 19:25:59
Wow just an educated guess from watching FA Cup games on TV😀
It will be a scramble amongst season ticket holders as soon as they go on sale!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 19:26:32
Wow just an educated guess from watching FA Cup games on TV😀
It will be a scramble amongst season ticket holders as soon as they go on sale!

Decent away fans resource.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 19:28:47
Is it still an artificial pitch


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 19:40:52
Is it still an artificial pitch

Looks like it from the PV highlights.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 19:42:29
It might explain their good home form


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 19:43:59
No, it isnít, they had to change it to grass after being promoted.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 19:44:37
Vale had 576 at Sutton yesterday. I think they could have requested a few more.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 19:45:15
Bang goes my theory😀


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 19:46:32
Vale had 576 at Sutton yesterday. I think they could have requested a few more.

That's a decent turn out considering the distance and they didn't bring anywhere near that amount here.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 20:50:31
No, it isnít, they had to change it to grass after being promoted.

Well, it certainly looked like artificial to me. The pitch surface had no visible cutting up that youíd expect to see and none of the goal scorers dropped to their knees when celebrating at goal. Doesnít matter either way, we will win.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Crozzer on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 23:51:59
Well, it certainly looked like artificial to me. The pitch surface had no visible cutting up that youíd expect to see and none of the goal scorers dropped to their knees when celebrating at goal. Doesnít matter either way, we will win.

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/36920/12371930/sutton-uniteds-opening-two-home-games-moved-due-to-new-pitch-delay


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, October 11, 2021, 08:23:21
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/36920/12371930/sutton-uniteds-opening-two-home-games-moved-due-to-new-pitch-delay

Fake news.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Monday, October 11, 2021, 08:28:45
It got delayed in August because of bad weather but dosen't say if grass was actually installed or not.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, October 11, 2021, 08:46:40
Well unless they have been planting seed on top of the artificial pitch. https://www.suttonunited.net/news/2021/august-2021/let-there-be-grass/

Plus wasn't there a rightful outcry when Man U played someone on an artificial pitch in the CL suggesting it was absurd that artificial was OK in the CL but not in the FL?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, October 11, 2021, 09:09:33
Just watched the 'highlights', how the fuck is a disallowed goal not a highlight, watching that you would think FGR played us off the park. Nice to see us win in red!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, October 11, 2021, 09:35:12
Not read back.

Made the short trip to the Bug and Spider in Calne to take this one in...6 of us in total to take in the spectacle.

Probably the best i have seen us play so far, with some key players out.

I would say that Wards debut (i think) is the best one for a keeper i have seen. Hes was epic. Last season we played months with no decent keeper at all and now we have two great ones!

Simpsons disallowed goal was because we were on Sky end of. That would be given most days.

McKirdy never say die attitude was a joy to behold and the goal was superb. Was the second going in anyway?  His MOM was deserved although a bit tough on Ward.

The Gump pen was a penalty for me, slight delay before he dived but a great save anyway.

Gump are a good side and now maybe we can start believing that we might do something this season.

I got pissed with Victor Mildew anyway....darn those Pitcher deals...happy days!


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, October 11, 2021, 09:44:43
Going Saturday Flash?


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, October 11, 2021, 09:52:27
Going Saturday Flash?

Indeed. But missing Bradford....


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: DiV on Monday, October 11, 2021, 10:01:54
Not read back.

Made the short trip to the Bug and Spider in Calne to take this one in...6 of us in total to take in the spectacle.

Probably the best i have seen us play so far, with some key players out.

I would say that Wards debut (i think) is the best one for a keeper i have seen. Hes was epic. Last season we played months with no decent keeper at all and now we have two great ones!

Simpsons disallowed goal was because we were on Sky end of. That would be given most days.

McKirdy never say die attitude was a joy to behold and the goal was superb. Was the second going in anyway?  His MOM was deserved although a bit tough on Ward.

The Gump pen was a penalty for me, slight delay before he dived but a great save anyway.

Gump are a good side and now maybe we can start believing that we might do something this season.

I got pissed with Victor Mildew anyway....darn those Pitcher deals...happy days!

Peter Brezovan might disagree with your opinion on Town goal keeper debuts.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, October 11, 2021, 10:07:29
Peter Brezovan might disagree with your opinion on Town goal keeper debuts.

I said on Saturday....

Not sure I have ever seen a keeper play so well for Swindon ever.
And I stand by that, league debut or not.

I wasn't there to witness Brez at Hartlepool so my statement definately still stands for me.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, October 11, 2021, 11:13:02
I was thoroughly impressed with us from start to finish on Saturday. We pressed high and this seemed to throw FGR off their game, they were sloppy in possession whereas we used the ball very well and won it back whenever it was lost. Yet again no goals in the first half but I think Simpson's should have counted, he does tend to get penalised just for being stronger than the defender. Perhaps he just needs to be a little cuter when using his body as the full on shoulder charge (which I thought was legal) always seems to be penalised.

Second half we continued on the front foot and Gladwin's inviting cross was diverted expertly into the goal by McKirdy. A superb finish which he made look easy. More great work from McKirdy with 10 to play, showing the same energy he had at the start of the game, driving into the box, drawing the keeper out and again expertly dinking it over the keeper to be finished off by Simpson. (I think it was going in)

It doesn't really tell the full story however, whilst we were miles better on the ball than FGR and to a man the performance was very high from everyone - the midfield 3 of Reed, Payne and Gladwin are really on song at the moment - yet Ward had to play out of his skin to keep a clean sheet. The save down to his left from the header was absolutely out of the top drawer and looking back on the highlights there were 4 or 5 really top saves, not just ones for the cameras either. If you are being critical some of the chances that FGR had, were free headers with markers nowhere near their men. This was a bit of a let off for me and I think may be our achilles heel this season. However if we can show attacking prowess that we did on Saturday, it may not matter too much.

The whole squad seems energised and in a positive frame of mind. We are nearly 2/1 to beat Rochdale at home on Saturday, I find those odds bizarre given we are third and Rochdale nearer the foot of the table.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: ThreeDrawsMentality on Monday, October 11, 2021, 13:56:06
I see the green Messiah has switched the gaslight on...

"Saturday's game wasn't a sell out - there was still space in the away stand. Our stewards do all they can to ensure fans spread across this open area. Too many away fans arrived literally just before the ref's whistle - and it takes time to search fans and admit them safely." Dale Vince 2021


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, October 11, 2021, 14:10:38
The constant 'local rivals' bullshit from sky is getting tedious

Not as egregious as Swindon vs Yeovil which they have tried to peddle.

Fucking Brentford is closer and you'd get to Walsall quicker.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, October 11, 2021, 14:18:18
There is not 1 single FGR player that I would take over any of our side on Saturday, their passing at times was dire in comparion to ours with few balls finding their target, so much for them being a "footballing side" they looked ok at best but we passed them off the park at times.

I like Jamille Matt as a centre forward/target man but Conroy and Crich kept him totally out of the game and Simpson had a better game than Matt did.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, October 11, 2021, 14:49:19
And some post match views of FGR fans....

surprised you found some. They don't seem to exist on twitter judging by the replies to their official account.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, October 11, 2021, 15:09:16
surprised you found some. They don't seem to exist on twitter judging by the replies to their official account.
Their forum is more active than several better supportered teams TBH.

https://forum.fgr.co.uk/the-first-team-810523


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, October 11, 2021, 17:42:48
I said on Saturday....
And I stand by that, league debut or not.

I wasn't there to witness Brez at Hartlepool so my statement definately still stands for me.

Brezís performance v Hartlepool even better than Wards.
Both top class but all my history of watching football that was the best keeper performance I have ever seen. Two pens aside, one save from a deflection, can even see it now he was already committed but arched his back and somehow clawed the ball whilst going the other way.
Unreal.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, October 11, 2021, 17:50:00
I see the green Messiah has switched the gaslight on...

"Saturday's game wasn't a sell out - there was still space in the away stand. Our stewards do all they can to ensure fans spread across this open area. Too many away fans arrived literally just before the ref's whistle - and it takes time to search fans and admit them safely." Dale Vince 2021

Complete shambles from FGR.
Fans were queuing way before the kick off, 2 poxy turnstiles, tickets not scanning.
Woman with 4 kids with pre booked seat tickets redirected to the terrace 20 mins after kick off as all seats were taken.
Detest that poxy football club as every time I visit a complete shit show of incompetence and cannot manage a reasonable away following....Dale Vince bollocks.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: Pookemon on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 13:38:20
Complete shambles from FGR.
Fans were queuing way before the kick off, 2 poxy turnstiles, tickets not scanning.
Woman with 4 kids with pre booked seat tickets redirected to the terrace 20 mins after kick off as all seats were taken.
Detest that poxy football club as every time I visit a complete shit show of incompetence and cannot manage a reasonable away following....Dale Vince bollocks.

Agree - fuck off Dale that's total bollocks.

It gets worse every year.  What happened to the marquee and the samosas?   It just means that now you get a sizeable group of fans stood drinking on the road and pissing in peoples front gardens.

A 20 minute queue to get in because, rather than have 2 people checking tickets, they now have 2 people standing too far away to actually help scan them - utter bonkers.   Oh and 30 mins to queue for a water in the midday sun!

5-6 years ago it was a cracking away day, but now it's a horrible tinpot club that treats away fans with distain.
Over sold the terrace by a couple of hundred at least - clueless

If we weren't so good every time we play there and it wasn't so close, not sure I'd be mad keen on going back.


Title: Re: Daffodil Eaters (FGR) v Swindon Town pre match, match, post match thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 16:22:05
My worst away day experience.
Detest the club and place and wouldnít be upset if I never had to go back again.