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Title: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 10:06:32
Well, next game so may as well set this thread up.
Expect city to put out a strong side as they know they'll be in for a tough game, in terrible weather in front of one of the most intimidating atmospheres in the world of football. They may just have enough in their locker to snatch a win.

Swindon 1-2 att:14,943 (2,345 away)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 10:26:40
Potential banana skin this one, we mustn't underestimate them. I think City may even sneak it...1-2


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 10:47:36
Will be interesting to see how we line up. Imagine we will go 3 at the back for this so Hunt, Odimayo and Crichlow as centre backs as they are our most mobile. Then will either be Payne if he’s injured or Williams to drop out to accommodate the extra defender. Other than that as per yesterday as the Reed & Lyden midfield works.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 11:15:54
They’ll target Iandolo.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 11:17:53
Easy for them just put Foden or Sterling out on the right side


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 11:26:39
Easy for them just put Foden or Sterling out on the right side

If I was Iandolo I’d pull a hammy this week. After watching him give the Cobblers player the freedom of the CG and a gold watch yesterday I’ll wince every time they come towards him. Maybe close my eyes. Don’t get me wrong I like the guy for his longevity to the club under difficult circumstances but when he is good he is ok, when he is not, good god.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 11:32:22
I bet his name will be highlighted in Bold letters on the Man City flipchart😀


Title: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 12:32:00
in all seriousness, let's assume Foden plays as punishment. What do you do?

I can't think of a way to play without sacrificing our game.

I guess it's a wider philosophy. Do we change, compact up and try to somehow limit them.

Or do we go toe to toe, keep the normal formation, safe in the knowledge that we aren't going to outdo them anyway.

I've no idea.

I'd feed Simpson on raw steak for the week and tell him to bully the shit out of their defence though


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 12:55:09
Stick to what we do and see what happens. No point dropping players etc that are not part of the longer term picture, fact is teams that come at us this season are the games we do better in. Of course it's City and i dont expect a result but i certainly wouldn't be dropping players because they might cause us more problems.

People like Conroy and Ellis may be weaker players as such but they deserve the chance to play these type of games as much as anyone after the summer


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ThreeDrawsMentality on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 13:08:19
What's the best shout for parking? Been used to having Tesco's or Gorse Hill at ease for best part of a decade, but feel like Friday is going to be another level


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 14:04:04
A repeat of this please  :) Look at the pitch  ;D
Just before I was born  :-[
https://youtu.be/tjkv_G2g8T8


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 14:06:36
Problem is, our pitch is a carpet.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 14:15:53
A repeat of this please  :) Look at the pitch  ;D
Just before I was born  :-[
https://youtu.be/tjkv_G2g8T8
Was in the Town End for that game, One of my early games,  those were the days, steamrolled every time we scored and no offsides to worry about.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 14:52:20
in all seriousness, let's assume Foden plays as punishment. What do you do?

I can't think of a way to play without sacrificing our game.

I guess it's a wider philosophy. Do we change, compact up and try to somehow limit them.

Or do we go toe to toe, keep the normal formation, safe in the knowledge that we aren't going to outdo them anyway.

I've no idea.

I'd feed Simpson on raw steak for the week and tell him to bully the shit out of their defence though

I'd feed Simpson on raw steak for the week and tell him to bully the shit out of their defence though
🤣🤣🤣🤣

Well sounds like a plan but he has to have the ball to do that or be somewhere near at least.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Walthams on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 14:56:34
Was in the Town End for that game, One of my early games,  those were the days, steamrolled every time we scored and no offsides to worry about.

I was also in the Town End.
Do you remember about 6 of their fans came into the Town End centre and started to set a light a picture of the Swindon squad.
The left after a very good kicking.
First time I had experienced violence at football.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 14:56:41
Was in the Town End for that game, One of my early games,  those were the days, steamrolled every time we scored and no offsides to worry about.

Didn't we play some good football back then.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3pyH1kvjlzI


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RedRag on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 15:07:59
No muddy pitch, true.

But, so far as I know, City's Etihad Training Ground doesn't have anything so advanced as a "wind tunnel".


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 15:37:42
No muddy pitch, true.

But, so far as I know, City's Etihad Training Ground doesn't have anything so advanced as a "wind tunnel".
You're not supposed to mention that,  that’s privileged information and Man Shitty have yet to discover this secret weapon.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 15:52:45
If we put out the defence from yesterday and play as we did when defending it could get scary very quickly.  Maybe we can try and win the possession stats?  Grab the cash and run, maybe convince Pep we are a good club to send some youth.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 17:22:46
People like Conroy and Ellis may be weaker players as such but they deserve the chance to play these type of games as much as anyone after the summer
Iandolo I agree with plus we have no options but why does Conroy deserve the chance to play? He’d been poor for weeks, then let the team down with a completely pointless red card and in his absence we haven’t lost and he hasn’t played for almost a month so will be lacking sharpness. Hunt, Odimayo and Crichlow have all done nothing wrong and now deserve to be above him in the pecking order and it’s a suitable punishment for the red card. If Conroy comes straight back in then that would be poor from Garner for me as no player should be undroppable.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 17:31:33
Iandolo I agree with plus we have no options but why does Conroy deserve the chance to play? He’d been poor for weeks, then let the team down with a completely pointless red card and in his absence we haven’t lost and he hasn’t played for almost a month so will be lacking sharpness. Hunt, Odimayo and Crichlow have all done nothing wrong and now deserve to be above him in the pecking order and it’s a suitable punishment for the red card. If Conroy comes straight back in then that would be poor from Garner for me as no player should be undroppable.

Best defender by a Country mile and both Conroy and Reed our best players on the ball.
Back line needs organising. Stevenage should have been 4 up and yesterday first half particularly coming out our distribution was poor again.
Conroy back in and more importantly Lyden in the midfield. I would also go with Hunt over Iandolo.
However all about opinions.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 17:32:11
Hoping for plenty of Lee Power loud and abusive songs.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 17:36:52
Best defender by a Country mile and both Conroy and Reed our best players on the ball.
Back line needs organising. Stevenage should have been 4 up and yesterday first half particularly coming out our distribution was poor again.
Conroy back in and more importantly Lyden in the midfield. I would also go with Hunt over Iandolo.
However all about opinions.
I know you’ve a soft spot for him but I disagree with most of that. He’d been poor for weeks, I don’t think he’s a great at organising and always thought it a bit odd that he’s captain. I’ll agree with the distribution to an extent but the last thing we want to be doing on Friday is playing silly games at the back. He’s not good enough to walk straight back in and should be made to wait for a chance like any other player would.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 17:37:16
A nice big banner behind the Town end goal wouldn't go a miss😀


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 17:40:54
I know you’ve a soft spot for him but I disagree with most of that. He’d been poor for weeks, I don’t think he’s a great at organising and always thought it a bit odd that he’s captain. I’ll agree with the distribution to an extent but the last thing we want to be doing on Friday is playing silly games at the back. He’s not good enough to walk straight back in and should be made to wait for a chance like any other player would.

They have all been poor since Walsall away.
Yesterday was the first time this season we have got an “away” like performance at home.
Can only hope this continues in the League.



Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 17:42:28
A nice big banner behind the Town end goal wouldn't go a miss😀

Get asked a fair few times if the flag is abusive in any way :)
I sincerely hope Power gets some vocal shit on National TV.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 17:45:20
Lets hope so as well as giving the piss stains a mention


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 17:53:36
Starting XI, anyone.

Ward

KKH Grant Odimayo Critchlow Hunt

Lyden Reed

Williams McKirdy Payne

Simpson

Realising Grant is a 100% no-no, but that’s how I would go.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 17:57:19
Starting XI, anyone.

Ward

KKH Grant Odimayo Critchlow Hunt

Lyden Reed

Williams McKirdy Payne

Simpson

Realising Grant is a 100% no-no, but that’s how I would go.
12 players? Worth a try.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 17:58:26
Ah!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 17:58:49
I would have had two goalkeepers if we're choosing 12😀


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 17:59:44
             Ward
KKH  Odimayo  Crichlow  Hunt
         Reed   Lyden
Williams               Payne
              McKirdy
              Simpson


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 18:04:28
Looks good to me although the captain debate will rumble on


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 18:05:19
Looks good to me although the captain debate will rumble on
Payne as he’s vice captain, simple.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 18:08:04
Payne as he’s vice captain, simple.

I meant should he be brought back into the side or not!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 19:33:49
             Ward
KKH  Odimayo  Crichlow  Hunt
         Reed   Lyden
Williams               Payne
              McKirdy
              Simpson

I reckon he will go with this but replacing Odimayo with Conroy.
Possibly Odimayo will start replacing Crithlow.

The rest likely.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 19:50:49
No way does Odimayo drop out for Conroy. The only way both would start is if Hunt replaces Iandolo.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 19:55:48
Odimayo and Hunt should be first names on the team sheet, they got us through the last 2 matches. Without them we’d have had no centre backs thanks to our ‘captain’ so no way he should benefit at one of their expense.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 20:18:08
Iandolo I agree with plus we have no options but why does Conroy deserve the chance to play? He’d been poor for weeks, then let the team down with a completely pointless red card and in his absence we haven’t lost and he hasn’t played for almost a month so will be lacking sharpness. Hunt, Odimayo and Crichlow have all done nothing wrong and now deserve to be above him in the pecking order and it’s a suitable punishment for the red card. If Conroy comes straight back in then that would be poor from Garner for me as no player should be undroppable.
As I said in my post, after the summer of sticking around not getting paid they were within their rights to leave. Just my personal opinion of course


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 20:29:06
As I said in my post, after the summer of sticking around not getting paid they were within their rights to leave. Just my personal opinion of course
But then the club has stuck by him despite all his injury issues so loyalty works both ways, he’d never have got an offer much above us anyway.
In any case it should have no relevance on whether he starts a specific match, that should be done on merit and on merit he misses out at the moment.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 20:41:33
But then the club has stuck by him despite all his injury issues so loyalty works both ways, he’d never have got an offer much above us anyway.
In any case it should have no relevance on whether he starts a specific match, that should be done on merit and on merit he misses out at the moment.

Nothing to do with loyalty just far better distribution and organisation.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Super Hans on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 21:16:51
Taking my old man who's a City supporter. Often talks about Mike Sumerbee and Colin Bell. Nice to be able to take him to watch us play them - never really thought i'd get the chance.

Will be pretty cool to see full international stars playing us in a competitive fixture. Only really seen us play Villa and Chelsea in cup ties.

Just hope we don't get too battered by arguably the best team in Europe! I'm pretty excited  8)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Million Pound Man on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 21:20:56
Conroy lost his place by getting sent off after the FT whistle. Club captain or not he shouldnt just walk back in for me, needs to wait for his chance and earn his place back- didnt exactly cover himself in glory at orient a few days before Barrow either.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 21:28:17
But then the club has stuck by him despite all his injury issues so loyalty works both ways, he’d never have got an offer much above us anyway.
In any case it should have no relevance on whether he starts a specific match, that should be done on merit and on merit he misses out at the moment.
I understand the reasons you have made it clear, just my opinion too. End of the day I have a feeling the Payne injury will make his mind up for him. Whoever starts I won't be upset


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RedRag on Monday, January 3, 2022, 10:42:57
            Ward
KKH  Odimayo  Crichlow  Hunt
         Reed   Lyden
Williams               Payne
              McKirdy
              Simpson
I'd choose this side but Conroy for Odi.  For the reasons given by Duke. 

This must be subject to convincing fitness.  We don't just want to pick the captain because.  We saw where that led with Nathan Thomson at Wembley.

However, whether City play youngsters or not, the comparative pace of Odi (and Crichlow) would not go amiss against a side like City.  I think Hunt's relative defensive solidity makes him a must.

Hopefully no FAC bans from Villa, Huddersfield or Ipswich.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, January 3, 2022, 10:51:32
Hopefully no FAC bans from Villa, Huddersfield or Ipswich.
They wont stop us playing them as Simpson, KKH and Crichlow have all played for us in the FA cup already.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, January 3, 2022, 10:55:41
Ipswich are out of the Cup so it’s no difference to them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, January 3, 2022, 11:02:46
5 subs for this game which is going to help City win the battle of the benches. Cowmeadow vs Cancelo anyone?

As will the no replay rule. As if there wasn't enough stacked against us.  :cry:


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, January 3, 2022, 13:36:39
From their forum. Not sure where he got his info from, though!

‘Big side physically ……Kayky will get eaten alive !
Front 3 of Grealish / Palmer / Jesus
Swindon hoping we play lots of youngsters as they fancy their chances against such a team.
Their defence is weak point, but midfield and forwards are handy. Don’t underestimate them….’


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, January 3, 2022, 13:45:19
From their forum. Not sure where he got his info from, though!

‘Big side physically ……Kayky will get eaten alive !
Front 3 of Grealish / Palmer / Jesus
Swindon hoping we play lots of youngsters as they fancy their chances against such a team.
Their defence is weak point, but midfield and forwards are handy. Don’t underestimate them….’

Well they’re spot on with the defence.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, January 3, 2022, 13:57:34
From their forum. Not sure where he got his info from, though!

‘Big side physically ……Kayky will get eaten alive !
We actually are a fairly big side, certainly compared to many teams even though we don't immediatetly look it.

Ward, Conroy, Crichlow, Simpson, Iandolo, Baudry, Wollacott, Gladwin, Gilbert, Odimayo, Lyden are all 6 foot or more.

The other end Reed, Payne, JML, Hunt and Williams are all under the 5 foot 8ish average.

Not too sure about the "physical" side of our game though!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, January 3, 2022, 14:00:44
We actually are a fairly big side, certainly compared to many teams even though we don't immediatetly look it.

Ward, Conroy, Crichlow, Simpson, Iandolo, Baudry, Wollacott, Gladwin, Gilbert, Odimayo, Lyden are all 6 foot or more.

The other end Reed, Payne, JML, Hunt and Williams are all under the 5 foot 8ish average.

Not too sure about the "physical" side of our game though!

One thing is for sure, we start using any weight or height advantage, you know what’s going to happen.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Monday, January 3, 2022, 14:27:56
Simpson has a real opportunity to do just that v what is likely to be an u21s defence


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, January 3, 2022, 14:29:10
I reckon Stones will play if fit


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, January 3, 2022, 14:56:18
Another interesting snippet from bluemoon:

Quote
Forward Tyreece Simpson 19 (on loan from Ipswich) is a Man City fan, he was in & against my Sons various youth teams from the Gt Yarmouth area from the age of 8 to 16.
Clearly strong & quick I would have said you were mad if any of those players were to have played a competitive game against City, good luck to the boy (he's a fine lad), just not Friday.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, January 3, 2022, 14:59:17
I can confirm he is indeed a big Man City supporter.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Monday, January 3, 2022, 16:18:07
I can confirm he is indeed a big Man City supporter.

I can confirm he is indeed a big man.

Edit: but not like THAT

Edit 2: although he might be. I wouldn’t know. I’m going to shut up now


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Monday, January 3, 2022, 19:47:19
Simpson has a real opportunity to do just that v what is likely to be an u21s defence
Just can't see them resting too many with Chelsea the week after


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: TownEnder on Monday, January 3, 2022, 20:00:11
Just can't see them resting too many with Chelsea the week after
Just can't see them risking too many with Chelsea the week after


Title: Re: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Benzel on Monday, January 3, 2022, 21:54:00
Just can't see them risking too many with Chelsea the week after
Quite a few on their forum disagree, saying it's not really Pep's style. They're only expecting 2, possibly 3 youth teamers.

Sent from my CLT-L09


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 07:56:43
definitely not his style, normally, but he has joined the debate on 'too many fixtures'.

we'll see soon enough


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 08:02:10
2 scenarios

He’ll either start with a handful of youngsters and if not doing too well bring on the big guns and blow us away

Start with the big guns, blow us away, then bring on the youngsters

Either way, we’re screwed!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 08:59:04
I honestly can't wait. My daughter has started going in the last couple of years and loves it but what made me smile last night was she asked me if we can get there a bit earlier Friday as she wants to try to get a photo with them and get the autographs. I explained that they are likely to just get straight off the coach and she told me she doesn't want them she wants Harry McKirdy and Kayne Keslers


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 10:04:04
I honestly can't wait. My daughter has started going in the last couple of years and loves it but what made me smile last night was she asked me if we can get there a bit earlier Friday as she wants to try to get a photo with them and get the autographs. I explained that they are likely to just get straight off the coach and she told me she doesn't want them she wants Harry McKirdy and Kayne Keslers

I dream of a conversation like that. I had to get a Man City shirt, t-shirt and hoody for my lad for Christmas.  :cry:


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 10:09:40
Why,   Was he naughty ??


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 10:12:33
Ten years ago it would have been red with Rooney on the back!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 10:13:44
Ten years ago it would have been red with Rooney on the back!
Think Adams stay with us was a bit later than that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 10:14:02
Ten years ago it would have been red with Rooney on the back!

Exactly, depends which way the armchair is pointing.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 10:14:35
Exactly, depends which way the armchair is pointing.

 :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 10:28:56
Quote
Match Referee
The FA have announced that Darren England will be the referee for Manchester City's third round trip to face Swindon on Friday.

England, who has refereed 21 top-flight matches in his career so far, has been in charge on 11 occasions so far this season; showing 43 yellow cards and one red card.

The referee last took charge of a game involving Manchester City in January 2021, when the Blues beat Brighton 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium. 

Assistant Referees
England will be accompanied by Assistant Referees Lee Betts and Harry Lennard at the County Ground on Friday evening.

Fourth Official
David Coote, who was the referee for City's 1-0 win over Brentford last month, has been named as Fourth Official.

It is important to note that VAR will not be in operation for Friday's third round tie, with the technology only used when a Premier League team is at home.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 10:45:46
I see that city may have a few missing or doubtful for Friday....

Mendy, Zinchenko, Stones, Mahrez, Foden.


That leaves Sterling, Jesus and Grealish as 1st team forward options  :cry:


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 11:06:51
I see that city may have a few missing or doubtful for Friday....

Mendy, Zinchenko, Stones, Mahrez, Foden.

That leaves Sterling, Jesus and Grealish as 1st team forward options  :cry:
I read somewhere earlier that Man City resting Walker, Stones, Foden, Grealish and Gundogan .


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 11:16:15
The way to find out how May be playing is to visit Bristol Airport Thursday afternoon. City always fly to southern away games and the Flight Centre will be the place they’ll use.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 11:25:23
I read somewhere earlier that Man City resting Walker, Stones, Foden, Grealish and Gundogan .

In that case I'll go for.....

                     Steffen

Cancelo   Laporte   Ake   Dias

Fernandinho  De Bruyne  Rodri  Silva

              Sterling  Jesus

Oh joy.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 11:38:34
Couldn't you have chosen a slightly weaker line up😅


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 12:07:43
Couldn't you have chosen a slightly weaker line up😅

Is there one?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 12:08:26
Good question😀


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 12:30:17
I read somewhere earlier that Man City resting Walker, Stones, Foden, Grealish and Gundogan .
Should be easy then.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 12:33:50
Should be easy then.

Based on that maybe we could rest a couple!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 12:34:02
No point getting our knickers in a twist about who plays for Man City. For me, I’d like to see the nearest thing to their first XI as possible.

I want to see Sterling not Oleg McNoleg


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: reeves4england on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 13:17:38

I want to see Sterling not Oleg McNoleg
Heard a rumour McNoleg's off out on loan this week anyway


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 13:28:55
That’s me sidelined, unless by some miracle my PCR comes back negative after two strong positives on LFT. No symptoms yet. Second bout of Covid within six months. I think I can call myself unlucky. Fucking gutted that I can’t go.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Crispy on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 14:03:48
That’s me sidelined, unless by some miracle my PCR comes back negative after two strong positives on LFT. No symptoms yet. Second bout of Covid within six months. I think I can call myself unlucky. Fucking gutted that I can’t go.

If you want rid of your ticket, give me a shout.

More importantly, hope you aren't effected to bad and have a speedy recovery.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 14:37:03
If you want rid of your ticket, give me a shout.

More importantly, hope you aren't effected to bad and have a speedy recovery.

Already gone I’m afraid mate.

And thanks. Feel a bit short of breath but otherwise ok for now


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 14:38:39
City always fly to southern away games

As an aside, how utterly fucking unnecessary. I guess that oil money won't burn spend itself.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 14:41:25
Phew!

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-team-news-swindon-22641283


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 14:53:15
As an aside, how utterly fucking unnecessary. I guess that oil money won't burn spend itself.

They are all at it, Man U flew to Leicester for their game earlier in the season, c.100 miles!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 14:54:54
Terrible. What about the traditional team coach?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 14:57:34
3 or 4 goal loss with a happy and chirpy crowd regardless. Love a full County Ground under the lights.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: reeves4england on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 15:40:56
Terrible. What about the traditional team coach?
In United's case they argued there were problems on the roads and the coach would have been severely delayed. No idea if it was true.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 16:07:32
In United's case they argued there were problems on the roads and the coach would have been severely delayed. No idea if it was true.

Not defending the flight, but as Man U's journey would involve the M6, the problems on the road are a given.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 16:11:40
Watching Ben Fosters you tube thingy last season I seem to recall Watford flying to places like Norwich.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 16:25:11
Whereas, STFC players en route


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 16:57:08
Johnson confirms he is recommending we continue with plan B.

looks good for Friday


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 17:00:55
Johnson confirms he is recommending we continue with plan B.

looks good for Friday

He can't do anything else.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: stfcjack on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 17:06:29
Ordered 5 tickets online and only 1 has turned up, I’ll give it a couple of days before I chase them up but assumed they would all be sent out together.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 17:25:08
seems to be quite common based on the FB page.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: china red on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 18:10:50
I ordered two lots of two tickets, all four turned up today in the same envelope, the club saved themselves £1 which tbh is good to see.  Plus very happy I have my tickets


Title: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 18:42:12
limited tickets on sale *online only* tomorrow, 10am

https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2022/january/limited-man-city-tickets-to-be-available/


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 19:14:46
Ordered 5 tickets online and only 1 has turned up, I’ll give it a couple of days before I chase them up but assumed they would all be sent out together.

My 3 Newport tickets turned up in 3 envelopes.
It can happen.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 19:27:20
Our three have not turned up yet. 😭 thinking of ranting on FB 🤣🤣


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 19:30:47
Bluemoon on the ball and in a charitable mood, even if our new signings wouldn't blow the fluff off their socks.

Quote
Swindon confirming the signing of a new goalie and a new centre half. Hope this is the Cup money helping them to strengthen.



Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 07:17:33
Now we have signed a real BFG all we need is to actually get a corner v City. More likely to chuck a ball in now rather than the inevitable short corner routines.

Almost sounds like a Plan B.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 09:51:03
Ordered 5 tickets online and only 1 has turned up, I’ll give it a couple of days before I chase them up but assumed they would all be sent out together.

I've seen a lot of this. Think the ticketing system needs a bit of a reboot in the summer!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Freddies Ferret 2.0 on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 09:54:15
Managed to get myself and my girls a ticket in the end. Delighted


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 09:58:24
Looks like the extra tickets were snapped up in minutes.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 09:59:12
Looks like the extra tickets were snapped up in minutes.
Soon to re-emerge on Facebook selling pages at vast mark ups.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 10:54:54
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2022/january/stake.com-back-swindon-town-fc-for-fa-cup-giant-killing-glory/

This has gone down like serving a dog shit flavoured dessert in a restaurant on Twitter FWIW. Obviously more income for the club but morally it's a little on the iffy side shall we say.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: PetsWinPrizes on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 11:03:28
Grim. Could the 'Advisory Board' possibly advise them that this sort of shit isn't ideal?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 11:04:46
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2022/january/stake.com-back-swindon-town-fc-for-fa-cup-giant-killing-glory/

This has gone down like serving a dog shit flavoured dessert in a restaurant on Twitter FWIW. Obviously more income for the club but morally it's a little on the iffy side shall we say.

I assume they are also up in arms and demanding that we leave the Sky Bet League Two?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Private Fraser on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 11:06:01
My ticket arrived in the post this morning. Also in the envelope was someone else's ticket! Have emailed the enquiries address as the Shop/Ticket Office phones don't seem to be manned today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 11:07:07
I assume they are also up in arms and demanding that we leave the Sky Bet League Two?

:D


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 11:09:43
I assume they are also up in arms and demanding that we leave the Sky Bet League Two?

Well, hopefully we will be later this year :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 11:18:14
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2022/january/stake.com-back-swindon-town-fc-for-fa-cup-giant-killing-glory/

This has gone down like serving a dog shit flavoured dessert in a restaurant on Twitter FWIW. Obviously more income for the club but morally it's a little on the iffy side shall we say.

I don't know, perhaps we could sell Jack Payne and Harry McKirdy as NFTs and then keep their physical form?

Seriously though, "fast-growing cryptocurrency betting and gaming" is a sentence that contains more red flags than the CG will on Friday.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 11:27:33
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2022/january/stake.com-back-swindon-town-fc-for-fa-cup-giant-killing-glory/

This has gone down like serving a dog shit flavoured dessert in a restaurant on Twitter FWIW. Obviously more income for the club but morally it's a little on the iffy side shall we say.

Some fair points in response though regarding the lack of complaints when we were owned by the founder of one of the biggest gambling companies around


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 11:30:05
Some fair points in response though regarding the lack of complaints when we were owned by the founder of one of the biggest gambling companies around

Hadn't thought of that.

I see its getting GWR Reds particularly agitated, and remembering that they speak for all supporters the club better take note.


Title: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 11:30:34
Quote
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2022/january/stake.com-back-swindon-town-fc-for-fa-cup-giant-killing-glory/ (https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2022/january/stake.com-back-swindon-town-fc-for-fa-cup-giant-killing-glory/)

This has gone down like serving a dog shit flavoured dessert in a restaurant on Twitter FWIW. Obviously more income for the club but morally it's a little on the iffy side shall we say.
mooo moo,
squirt squirt,
ch-ching

edit, oh yeah, sky bet, Betfair... er, that's totally different. obviously.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 11:33:51
Some fair points in response though regarding the lack of complaints when we were owned by the founder of one of the biggest gambling companies around

Flavour of the month really.

I get peoples point, but as long as this type of advertising is legal then I see no problem with taking the money. Gambling destroys lives. no doubt....but so does a lot of things.

Out of curiosity, did they make alcohol shirt sponsors illegal? Used to get loads of them back in the day. Newcastle Brown Ale, Carlsberg, Carling, McKewans Larger all off the top of my head.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 11:34:41
Personally I'd be very happy for Town to be a morally pure club playing in a lower division with a lower budget, turning down money from anyone even vaguely shady, but I'm pretty sure that's a) not a majority opinion by any stretch and b) not what the current ownership have ever claimed to be.

I'd just make sure this lot pay us up front!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 11:36:20
I see its getting GWR Reds particularly agitated, and remembering that they speak for all supporters the club better take note.

People give them a lot of shit unnecessarily on twitter, but this is something that really gripes me. Not just them but other groups too. Haven't seen that weedy bald twat they get on Sky Sports News to speak on behalf of all England fans for a while thankfully though.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Benzel on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 12:10:48
There's a whistle to whistle ban on betting ads on TV, this sleeve sponsor is no different to our lovely new Thatchers ad hoardings.

Sent from my CLT-L09


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 12:11:57
Don’t see what the issue is.
They are paying us to advertise. We get money and the only inconvenience to us is some lettering on a shirt sleeve.

Literally every live TV broadcast of football has a betting advert during the ad breaks. Most probably have some betting company signage around the ground and do grounds still have betting windows inside them?

It’s not like online betting (or betting) in general is some dark, hardcore, underground scene and we are the first people to give it the light of day. Won’t somebody think of the children.



Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 12:41:30
There is nothing worse than a moral compass that doesn't remember where North is.  Of all the things to get frothy about.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 12:46:51
As usual a small minority getting their knickers in a twist over nothing.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 12:55:55
Honestly couldn’t care less. Either there should be a whole sport ban on betting ads or nothing. This won’t make any difference apart from a bit of extra revenue to the club


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Crackity Jones on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 12:56:46
Don't our shirts already bear the name of another betting company on the sleeve?  With the exception of this company sponsoring the club direct rather than through the EFL ala skybet, what is the difference? All a bit Meh to me.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 14:03:01
a moral compass that doesn't remember where North is.

Rate that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: stfcjack on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 14:45:24
Postman been, still 4 tickets short. Squeaky bum time 😬


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 14:45:46
I really don’t see the issue here regarding the shirt deal. It’s a legally registered company offering us the opportunity to make some money. It nothing to get your frilly little knickers in a twist over.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Super Hans on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 14:46:36
Football is tainted by betting everywhere you look. As already said there's adverts on tv and radio every break.

I think a fair percentage of those fans up in arms will be calling on the club to sign sum playaz in this window.  


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 14:49:09
Quote from: stfcjack
Postman been, still 4 tickets short. Squeaky bum time 😬

are they doing odd splits across a single order?

got mine, 2x sons. they arrived.

also ordered a mates in my network as he's not going and sits next to my son. easier than doing +1 random seat. that's not arrived.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: stfcjack on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 15:01:31
are they doing odd splits across a single order?

got mine, 2x sons. they arrived.

also ordered a mates in my network as he's not going and sits next to my son. easier than doing +1 random seat. that's not arrived.

Yeah mine was done in two separate orders. 4x on one order and 1x on another, the single has turned up but not the 4 😂 this is why I always prefer to pick up from the club usually 😂


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 15:09:20
So Payne out and Williams 'touch and go'


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 15:16:13
So Payne out and Williams 'touch and go'

Hmm, there goes the creative engine of our Robin Unreliant.  :(


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 15:27:47
was ok with Payne, massive blow that it is, but not Williams too 😭


Title: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 15:28:05
Quote
Yeah mine was done in two separate orders. 4x on one order and 1x on another, the single has turned up but not the 4 😂 this is why I always prefer to pick up from the club usually 😂
thanks. I'd understand it if it was 2 orders


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 15:29:11
I’ll wager Williams starts


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 15:44:19
Surely, Iandolo didn’t say this in the presser

"My Mum and my Dad follow me all over and they are hardcore Swindon fans now and they enjoy the away games more than the home games. They are so proud and my little brothers love the hooligan side of things."


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 15:52:22
Shame about Payne, was Iandolo rolled out as he’s likely to captain the side on Friday like he did when Payne came off on Saturday?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Power to people on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 16:28:38
Shame about Payne, was Iandolo rolled out as he’s likely to captain the side on Friday like he did when Payne came off on Saturday?

Isn't Conroy back for Sat ?

Although be interesting to see what back 2 / 3 we play with the new loan lad available


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 16:31:35
Isn't Conroy back for Sat ?

Although be interesting to see what back 2 / 3 we play with the new loan lad available

I’m assuming he won’t be starting based on form and getting himself a stupid red card, he’s not good enough to warrant a guaranteed start.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 16:37:53
Postman been, still 4 tickets short. Squeaky bum time 😬

Mine not turned up and same with a few more I know.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 16:39:58
Surely, Iandolo didn’t say this in the presser

"My Mum and my Dad follow me all over and they are hardcore Swindon fans now and they enjoy the away games more than the home games. They are so proud and my little brothers love the hooligan side of things."

Ellis’s Dad is a cracking bloke.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 16:41:16
Isn't Conroy back for Sat ?

Although be interesting to see what back 2 / 3 we play with the new loan lad available


Fit to start but no idea as whether we will go with 4 or 5 at back.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 16:41:35
I’ll wager Williams starts

I reckon you will be right.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 16:42:20
Mine not turned up and same with a few more I know.

Same with me... had issues with post here in Chippenham too. Club could have a huge issue come Friday


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 16:44:05
Same with me... had issues with post here in Chippenham too. Club could have a huge issue come Friday

Know our Postman really well and they have real issues in the sorting offices right now.
As you said could be a real problem.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 16:49:52
Any idea why the club didn’t go for digital tickets like when purchasing for a home league game?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: WR5 on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 16:52:12
Any idea why the club didn’t go for digital tickets like when purchasing for a home league game?

quicker to get in with paper ticket than faffing around with digital

Mine arrived today


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 16:53:35
Any idea why the club didn’t go for digital tickets like when purchasing for a home league game?

Seem to be issues scanning these pretty regularly, and when the crowd is near-double the normal size and we have issues granting access to the ground on time already, plus covid test checks... well, you can see what could go wrong.

Rock and a hard place really, must be a bloody awful job in ticketing at the moment.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 16:54:02
I don't really like a gambling sponsor, but that whole issue needs govt intervention to bring it under control.

At heart though ..... Clem is at heart a capital venturist, who has basically seen this tie as his chance to squeeze the pound (Be it via ticket prices or this interesting sponsorship deal).

People generally revert to type (In last paragraph I called Clem a CV at heart, You cant blame a CV for acting like a CV), and this is probably the first in a line of this kind of stuff if we go onto enjoy more high profile ties or progress up the leagues.

A nice soft takeover during which Clem basically lifted his skirt to the trust, its only really as we progress we'll see if this a one off or more likely the way ahead.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 16:57:14
Cheers, yes I guess there have been queues with the digital tickets. Seem to work a bit better if printed out. Just getting nervous as away from home from tomorrow morning and paper ticket hasn’t arrived as yet.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 17:08:08
I don't really like a gambling sponsor, but that whole issue needs govt intervention to bring it under control.

At heart though ..... Clem is at heart a capital venturist, who has basically seen this tie as his chance to squeeze the pound (Be it via ticket prices or this interesting sponsorship deal).

People generally revert to type (In last paragraph I called Clem a CV at heart, You cant blame a CV for acting like a CV), and this is probably the first in a line of this kind of stuff if we go onto enjoy more high profile ties or progress up the leagues.

A nice soft takeover during which Clem basically lifted his skirt to the trust, its only really as we progress we'll see if this a one off or more likely the way ahead.

Thing is, I would accept all of this if Clem was taking cash out of the club, he has stated on record that, at least for now, he isn't, so its not as if he is profiting personally from it, its going into the pot to sort the mess out.

Apologies, its a personal bug bear of mine, like when parents moan when our little lasses school ask for donations to pay for a coach to take them places, its not as if the teachers are going out on the piss with the money!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 17:08:25
Was going to say using RM normal first class,  around Christmas, with covid absences was always going to be sketchy.

But there are 2 days yet and the dispatch system from our end seems somewhat weird too


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 17:21:01
Club will issue comms tomorrow for those whose tickets haven't arrived. Haven't done so yet to save confusion of people not knowing what ticket to turn up with. No need to panic all have a good evening  :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 17:21:23
Was going to say using RM normal first class,  around Christmas, with covid absences was always going to be sketchy.

But there are 2 days yet and the dispatch system from our end seems somewhat weird too

I would also assume that a safety net will b put in place for those that do not turn up via Postman Pat.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 17:28:15
yeah as joemezz says,  can see why they don't want to do it too early.

chances are many will turn up yet


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hyabb17 on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 17:42:19
I don't really like a gambling sponsor, but that whole issue needs govt intervention to bring it under control.

At heart though ..... Clem is at heart a capital venturist, who has basically seen this tie as his chance to squeeze the pound (Be it via ticket prices or this interesting sponsorship deal).

People generally revert to type (In last paragraph I called Clem a CV at heart, You cant blame a CV for acting like a CV), and this is probably the first in a line of this kind of stuff if we go onto enjoy more high profile ties or progress up the leagues.

A nice soft takeover during which Clem basically lifted his skirt to the trust, its only really as we progress we'll see if this a one off or more likely the way ahead.

It’s tickled me how it’s annoyed all of the “Clem bots”. I think they forget he’s a business man first & foremost!!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 17:45:20
Loss making business using legal methods to try and get closer to break even in Non-Communist State shocker!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 18:16:50
It’s tickled me how it’s annoyed all of the “Clem bots”. I think they forget he’s a business man first & foremost!!

So is Standing and Power.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 18:25:07
I would also assume that a safety net will b put in place for those that do not turn up via Postman Pat.

Like mine haven’t still.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 18:28:51
Still waiting for my ticket to turn up too. There's still time, I know. Would rather more :pint: time than having to queue up to get one re-printed or whatever the procedure's going to be.


Title: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 18:35:33
ticket procedure


https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2022/january/club-statement-on-posted-man-city-tickets/ (https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2022/january/club-statement-on-posted-man-city-tickets/)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 18:35:51
Club will issue comms tomorrow for those whose tickets haven't arrived. Haven't done so yet to save confusion of people not knowing what ticket to turn up with. No need to panic all have a good evening  :pint:

https://twitter.com/official_stfc/status/1478796581658894337?s=21 Today not tomorrow but there you go gents


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Pookemon on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 18:37:31
I don't really like a gambling sponsor, but that whole issue needs govt intervention to bring it under control.

At heart though ..... Clem is at heart a capital venturist, who has basically seen this tie as his chance to squeeze the pound (Be it via ticket prices or this interesting sponsorship deal).

People generally revert to type (In last paragraph I called Clem a CV at heart, You cant blame a CV for acting like a CV), and this is probably the first in a line of this kind of stuff if we go onto enjoy more high profile ties or progress up the leagues.

A nice soft takeover during which Clem basically lifted his skirt to the trust, its only really as we progress we'll see if this a one off or more likely the way ahead.

Can you look up venture capitalists please - I think you mean businessman (not that there's anything inherently wrong with them either, some people are just cunts)

Venture capitalists provide money to entrepreneurs to take their ideas forward.  Think of a dragon on dragons den.   Yes they want to make money but it's a punt.   No different really to a bet on a horse.  Without them many ideas simply wouldn't get the funding needed to compete with the big corps.

The junior prices are far too high but I don't have an issue with an extra tenner or so on the adult/pensioner prices or milking the advertising and TV sponsorship for all it's worth.  Would be mad not to.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 18:40:08
It sold out quite quickly, probably should have charged a bit more.........


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Broadbents Tackle on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 19:01:17
It sold out quite quickly, probably should have charged a bit more.........

Leaves everyone a few quid for a flutter.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RedRag on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 19:23:28
It sold out quite quickly, probably should have charged a bit more.........
Basic supply and demand.  

However, IMO, Clem etc has pitched the prices to be affordable to the vast majority of regular attenders.  But, as ever, there are moaners.

Given the precarious financial situation of STFC, it would be negligent to sell tickets for any less when hosting a "sell out".

£35 for the sidestands represents a 50% premium for Man City - as against the likes of Stevenage and Crawley.  

Funnily enough Man City charge a similar 50% premium at £63 starting for the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham as against Brighton or Brentford at £42.

Meanwhile, just off the M4 at Brentford, I see most tickets are from £35 - £45 for Wolves (with some at £25 in the Family Enc block and others at £60 in the Dugout block).

I have every sympathy to those genuinely struggling to afford what is a very special ticket.  But you can only get so many in the CG - regardless of price.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: dphunt88 on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 07:34:46
Morning all, only one more sleep until the big game. Yesterday I took part in the Manchester City "BlueMoon Podcast", giving a Swindon fans view on the game, and talking about some of the past connections between the two clubs (Summerbees x2 and Horlock mainly).

Give it a listen here, the Swindon chat starts at about 36 minutes 10 seconds in...

https://pod.fo/e/103199



Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 08:03:19
Somebody on Bluemoon throwing a doubt on the game, without any further detail or evidence...

Quote
I've a feeling this game won't be going ahead, hearing about a covid outbreak within the squad.

Let's wait and see

Better not be right. I wouldn't have much sympathy if it was Man City claiming they couldn't put out an 11. Or even a 9, which should probably be enough for them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 08:05:54
Skybet offering 50/1 on a Swindon win.   Any takers ??.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 08:13:07
Foden is isolating. The Manchester Evening News idea of their starting XI

Possible Man City team vs Swindon: Steffen; Egan-Riley, Mbete, Ake, Wilson-Esbrand; Lavia, McAtee, Gundogan, Palmer, Grealish, Kayky.

On that basis, I’d have a little tickle at 50/1 for sure.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 08:26:16
Just had a couple of quid on the win at 50/1 and a couple on the draw at 14/1 with SkyBet. Hopefully, they won’t be redundant choices after 10 minutes.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 08:33:29
Just had a couple of quid on the win at 50/1 and a couple on the draw at 14/1 with SkyBet. Hopefully, they won’t be redundant choices after 10 minutes.

All depends on the back line for me and hope we go with a 5.
Hoping both Lyden and Williams can start.
Stevenage and Northampton was frightening enough at the back with little organisation and positioning.
Equally if we give the ball away like we have been doing from the back line we will get torn apart.

As far as I am concerned the weaker team they put out the better.
I’m not going to watch Citeh and stars, give me a shit game and a 1-0 own goal win.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 08:45:36
I think I may have dug out a nice little bet - and not outlandish by any means.

Louis Reed 1 shot on target is 4/1. Just need a free kick in range and even if it’s an easy peasy save it’ll count.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 08:47:39
All depends on the back line for me and hope we go with a 5.
Hoping both Lyden and Williams can start.
Stevenage and Northampton was frightening enough at the back with little organisation and positioning.
Equally if we give the ball away like we have been doing from the back line we will get torn apart.

As far as I am concerned the weaker team they put out the better.
I’m not going to watch Citeh and stars, give me a shit game and a 1-0 own goal win.

However you look at this game it is a no win for both teams on many levels. If we win, it is because Citeh put out a more weaker team than their usual line up. If they win with whoever they put out it is because they are expected to win.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hyabb17 on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 08:48:08
I've seen it said he's suspended as he's two yellow's in the FA cup this season....apparently they've changed the rules?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 09:16:16
No he is fine to play, its wiped clean when you reach the third round


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Private Fraser on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 09:20:24
I've seen it said he's suspended as he's two yellow's in the FA cup this season....apparently they've changed the rules?

No, it's 4 yellows (received in FA Cup games) for those entering the FA Cup in Rd 1 or earlier:

https://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/discipline/player-essentials


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 09:20:50
I think I may have dug out a nice little bet - and not outlandish by any means.

Louis Reed 1 shot on target is 4/1. Just need a free kick in range and even if it’s an easy peasy save it’ll count.

Yeah not a bad shout that. Reed generally gets his free kicks on target so there is a good chance you'll  land that bet.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 09:21:13
So we need to make sure Reed doesn't get booked or he could be unavailable for the fifth round?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 09:36:25
Quote from: Red Frog
Somebody on Bluemoon throwing a doubt on the game, without any further detail or evidence...

'luckily' their u23s grand has been moved from tomorrow to Sunday, so there's that


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 09:54:34
That geezers 1st post in 9 years apparently  :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 09:54:40
I think I may have dug out a nice little bet - and not outlandish by any means.

Louis Reed 1 shot on target is 4/1. Just need a free kick in range and even if it’s an easy peasy save it’ll count.
Who is that with


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Old_Town_Red on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:02:35
Looking forward to this.

Unfortunately I couldn't get a ticket so me and some mates are going to watch it at a pub.

Not sure which one to go though. Recommendations?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:02:43
Anyone going to put in a score prediction?
I said 1-2 in post #1.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:06:32
Looking forward to this.

Unfortunately I couldn't get a ticket so me and some mates are going to watch it at a pub.

Not sure which one to go though. Recommendations?

Steam would probably be your best bet if it hasn’t closed for refurbishment yet. Kings would have been good too but they are def closed for refurb. Donkey might be showing it


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hyabb17 on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:06:39
No, it's 4 yellows (received in FA Cup games) for those entering the FA Cup in Rd 1 or earlier:

https://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/discipline/player-essentials

That's good then, I think it was his Dad who suggested he was on twitter.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:07:47
Anyone going to put in a score prediction?
I said 1-2 in post #1.

It's difficult to know how 'weak' the Man City team is going to be so a prediction is tricky. I imagine there will be a smattering of first teamers so we do actually have a chance. I reckon we'll give them a really good game but we might fade towards the end. I'll go 1-4.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:13:39
Who is that with
Skybet - category Home Player Shots on Target



Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:14:00
Steam would probably be your best bet if it hadn’t closed for refurbishment yet. Kings would have been good too but they are def closed for refurb. Donkey might be showing it

Not specifically picking on you Hunk as you seem to know about locality so open to all, but thought I would quote you anyway :)

I'm hoping to get into Swindon by 6 (5:30 if I can get out of work early enough) get parked up and grab a quick sit down bite somewhere. We don't mind a walk and won't be drinking but would Old Town probably be our best bet? I tried to get a table at Miller & Carter but it's fully booked from 5-8!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:15:40
Not specifically picking on you Hunk as you seem to know about locality so open to all, but thought I would quote you anyway :)

I'm hoping to get into Swindon by 6 (5:30 if I can get out of work early enough) get parked up and grab a quick sit down bite somewhere. We don't mind a walk and won't be drinking but would Old Town probably be our best bet? I tried to get a table at Miller & Carter but it's fully booked from 5-8!

I would say so yes. I actually am pretty sure the Steam has closed for refurbishment already but I’ll find out for you and drop a dm


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: stfcjack on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:17:37
Got a Simpson 1-0 at 900/1 :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:17:39
I would say so yes. I actually am pretty sure the Steam has closed for refurbishment already but I’ll find out for you and drop a dm

Much appreciated sir.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:20:08
Skybet - category Home Player Shots on Target


Great value that is


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:22:04
We’re watching with some non football fans tomorrow. KO is 10pm here so hopefully the game is scintillating enough to stop me from dropping off!

I do tend to nod off in the evenings recently. A surfeit of Mythos won’t help, mind.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:23:38
Great value that is
I reckon do. I’m also trying to dig out a price for City to get awarded a penalty - that may be a bit short, though.

Edit: 13/8 to score a penalty, 6/5 to be awarded one, evens for a pen to be awarded to either side


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:40:31
Much appreciated sir.

Messaged you BO, but in case anybody else is wondering, Roaring Donkey is showing the game


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:44:49
I thought our threads wandered, the city forum match thread has moved onto shitters.  :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:47:09
yay. the 4th ticket from single order of 4 has gone to the home address of the st ticket holder in Stroud, not my address - the person who paid for it 🤦‍♂️


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:51:21
I reckon do. I’m also trying to dig out a price for City to get awarded a penalty - that may be a bit short, though.

Edit: 13/8 to score a penalty, 6/5 to be awarded one, evens for a pen to be awarded to either side

Seen somewhere (think Sky Bet) that over 2.5 corners for us is 7/2, might have a piece of that


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:55:42
How the fuck do you have .5 of a corner? Surely 2+ corners is the same thing.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:57:13
How the fuck do you have .5 of a corner? Surely 2+ corners is the same thing.

Over 2.5 means 2 loses, 3 wins.

So 2+ isn't the same thing (because it would include 2), but "over two corners" or "3+" is.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:59:30
What about % possession? I reckon we’ll be below 30%. Easily below.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 11:04:39
Over 2.5 means 2 loses, 3 wins.

So 2+ isn't the same thing (because it would include 2), but "over two corners" or "3+" is.

I think they do it like that because there are Asian Corners where you can choose 2.0 where 1 is a loss, 2 is money back and 3 or more is a win.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 11:07:00
'luckily' their u23s grand has been moved from tomorrow to Sunday, so there's that

I wonder how far down their youth teams we'd have to get before we were the betting favourites. U18s maybe?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Crispy on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 11:36:30
I've had a punt, on the following...

Simpson over 0.5 Shots on Target @ Evns
McKirdy to be booked @ 9/4
John Stones* over 0.5 tackles @ 6/4

*Void if he doesn't play.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 11:55:43
Pep Guardiola will miss tomorrow evening’s FA Cup trip to Swindon Town after testing positive for Covid-19.
The City manager recorded a positive test on Tuesday along with assistant Juanma Lillo. Both are now isolating, along with a number of other positive cases within the City first team bubble.

This brings the number of those isolating for Covid related reasons amongst the group to 21. Of that number, 14 are backroom staff with seven first team players.

Assistant coach Rodolfo Borrell will take charge of the team for the trip to Swindon.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 11:55:50
BREAKING: #ManCity have announced a total of seven first-team players are isolating due to Covid-19 related reasons, with a further 14 members of the backroom staff also isolating.

Might have some of that 50/1


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 11:56:13
From Man City website


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 11:58:22
33/1 now

I’m on!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 12:02:49
Keep ‘em coming.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 12:04:56
City fans calling it for it to be called off. Need a few more than 7 first teamers for that. Probably wouldn’t have started anyway.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 12:07:51
Might level it up a bit.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 12:18:40
28/1 now!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 12:33:36
City fans calling it for it to be called off. Need a few more than 7 first teamers for that. Probably wouldn’t have started anyway.

The Club themselves, however, are insisting it will go ahead. This could end up perfect for us as long as they don’t pick up another bunch of cases tomorrow.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-covid-guardiola-breaking-22663444.amp


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: moredonboy on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 12:34:52
William Hill have suspended betting on STFC vs MC


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 12:37:42
Down to 20/1 on Skybet now. 50/1 earlier today.

Edit - 18/1


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 12:42:03
Real shame Pep isn't going to be there, but might work in our favour (clutching at any straw available!)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 12:43:52
William Hill still taking bets. Now down to 11/1


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 12:44:34
City haven't requested to call the Swindon game off and will not be doing so as things stand. The #mcfc players will be tested again tomorrow but matchday preparations are continuing


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 12:45:08
I think the FA insist the games go ahead or are awarded with a Bye if either team cannot field XI players anyway, so City will just send one of their reserve/youth teams.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 12:46:18
U-10s hopefully


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 12:50:32
good luck anyone having to sort their tickets out tomorrow

poor shop people, there was a 35 minute queue at lunchtime


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 12:52:03
My ticket has turned up today thankfully.

Just in time for the game to be called off, no doubt.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 12:54:05
First and foremost, I hope all those affected at City are OK - no doubt they will be.

Personally, I wouldn’t really want a bye or even play against a severely weakened City team. I want to see the big guns.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Boy About Town on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 12:54:19
11-1 now with Billy Hill...


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 12:57:17
First and foremost, I hope all those affected at City are OK - no doubt they will be.

Personally, I wouldn’t really want a bye or even play against a severely weakened City team. I want to see the big guns.

I couldn’t give a fuck about their ‘star’ players. I just want us to win.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:00:04
Well, yeah. But it’s not the same playing what could be a higher profile Pizza Cup tie


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:01:29
I couldn’t give a fuck about their ‘star’ players. I just want us to win.
I would love them to not play a single 1st team "star" I think we would have a good chance of a result.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:01:35
Well, yeah. But it’s not the same playing what could be a higher profile Pizza Cup tie

And also if we do win the bragging rights goes out of the window if we play their youth side. But that bothers me not a jot if we get into the 4th round draw.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: moredonboy on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:03:07
Just placed a bet with Will Hill
Ignore my previous comment about 'bet suspended'
God knows what that was about.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:04:44
I've just received another duplicate ticket through the post today! Hopefully the club will revert back to online tickets for the rest of the season.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:08:22
Man City’s press conference is soon, hopefully find out who’s not available.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:09:24
Their fans are going to start getting pissed off if they've shelled out and crossed the country to see a reserve team fixture.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:11:44
Their fans are going to start getting pissed off if they've shelled out and crossed the country to see a reserve team fixture.

......whilst having to navigate the magic roundabout and sit in a condemned stand 😂


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:14:07
Am told William Hill have suspended betting -  sounds like a bit of money has gone on the Town or …………please not.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:20:39
......whilst having to navigate the magic roundabout and sit in a condemned stand 😂
And have 6 porta loos between 2,300 of them


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:22:53
Or pockets.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:23:22
Don't seem able to bet on the game via Bet365.... not looking good!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:24:21
Skybet still taking money


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:25:53
Don't seem able to bet on the game via Bet365.... not looking good!

All of Man City's upcoming games on Bet365 have been removed.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:26:44
Slightly odd wording by the BBC

'13:32
Post update

Bet the current Swindon boss Ben Garner is a bit gutted to not have the chance to have a proper chat with Pep Guardiola.'


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:27:05
All of Man City's upcoming games on Bet365 have been removed.

But I can still bet on them to win the FA cup outright!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:32:47
Can't decide whether this is class or incredibly tin pot....  :D

https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1479084441091948548?s=20


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:33:05
"It’s possibly been one of the easiest line-ups we have to decide - we will play the players we have available, we don't have much more. We want to play as much as we can, we respect all competitions. We can fill the team."

I know they have infinite resources but you have to respect City for their attitude. The vast majority of Premier league sides would probably try and get the game postponed for sure.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hyabb17 on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:33:30
Can't decide whether this is class or incredibly tin pot....  :D

https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1479084441091948548?s=20

A tad cringe for me.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: reeves4england on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:34:10
Can't decide whether this is class or incredibly tin pot....  :D

https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1479084441091948548?s=20
Both in equal measure I'd say!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:39:35
Quote from: Gnasher
I've just received another duplicate ticket through the post today! Hopefully the club will revert back to online tickets for the rest of the season.

take all the tickets, you don't know which one will be 'active'


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Crackity Jones on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:40:47
Can't decide whether this is class or incredibly tin pot....  :D

https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1479084441091948548?s=20
Nice, well intentioned gesture in my view.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:41:07
Just placed a bet with Will Hill
Ignore my previous comment about 'bet suspended'
God knows what that was about.
Must have been updating prices,  notice Bet365 was suspended just now but back on again.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:44:04
Can't decide whether this is class or incredibly tin pot....  :D

https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1479084441091948548?s=20

Decent gesture for me. Be nice to them and they might send us some of their promising youth players!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:44:27
Hope they haven’t spent the cup money already. Imagine getting a bye, refunding 15,000 tickets, no TV money and drawing Port Vale in the 4th round.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:49:27
Hope they haven’t spent the cup money already. Imagine getting a bye, refunding 15,000 tickets, no TV money and drawing Port Vale in the 4th round.

Would get the prize money though, Shirley?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:50:29
Quote from: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey
Hope they haven’t spent the cup money already. Imagine getting a bye, refunding 15,000 tickets, no TV money and drawing Port Vale in the 4th round.

don't


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:52:34
Hope they haven’t spent the cup money already. Imagine getting a bye, refunding 15,000 tickets, no TV money and drawing Port Vale in the 4th round.

The third round prize money is £82,000 which would replace the £85,000 TV money more or less.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:53:20
We could waive our refunds  :creep:


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:54:01
The third round prize money is £82,000 which would replace the £85,000 TV money more or less.
Good point


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:55:00
We could wave our refunds  :creep:
wave our refunds goodbye ?. 🤭🤭


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 13:56:43
Not seen it mentioned anywhere that if the game is called off we’d get a bye.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:00:53
Man City are just scared of being shown up by Garnerball and looking silly on live TV that's all.

Or Pep and most of the teamares pulling a sickie because they can't be arsed.

I say this in jest of course...


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:01:50
Not seen it mentioned anywhere that if the game is called off we’d get a bye.

Very true, more an assumption that a forfeiture would be the case. I know Orient had to pull out of the league cup early this season as they couldn't put out a side against Spurs. I know it's a different tournament completely but given the fixture congestion already you would think that something similar would have to be followed?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:02:28
Seem like a proper football club to me. Sure, they’ve got billions but I bet we won’t see Newcastle outstripping them any time soon.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:03:42
Very true, more an assumption that a forfeiture would be the case. I know Orient had to pull out of the league cup early this season as they couldn't put out a side against Spurs. I know it's a different tournament completely but given the fixture congestion already you would think that something similar would have to be followed?
But Liverpool pulled out of their League Cup semi v Arsenal and that’s being played next week now.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: stfcjack on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:06:06
Still no tickets for me! Will have to take a morning off work to try and get down to the ground tomorrow morning.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Private Fraser on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:06:40
Not seen it mentioned anywhere that if the game is called off we’d get a bye.

From the FA Cup Rules:

"(f) If a Club may not be able to compete in a match on the date scheduled for the match for
reasons due to COVID-19 (including but not limited to on the basis that a significant number
of its players are self-isolating), it must inform The Association as soon as it becomes aware
of the relevant circumstances. In such circumstances, and subject to Rule 11 below, the
Professional Game Board shall take such action as it deems appropr iate (in its absolute
discretion)."

Rule 11 (extract) "Rescheduled/Postponed Games

(j) If the competing Clubs are not able to play the match on the scheduled date due to COVID-19 or
for any other reason, the match shall be played as directed by the Professional Game Board
and/or the Professional Game Board shall take such action as it deems appropriate (in its absolute
discretion)."


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:07:32
But Liverpool pulled out of their League Cup semi v Arsenal and that’s being played next week now.

Indeed. I can't really believe that the EFL did that after the Orient thing earlier this season. Actually I can, Sky Sports and Liverpool FC leaning on them heavily will have helped them come to that decision.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:17:52
It better go ahead otherwise what are they going to do with the half and half scarves!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:20:26
It better go ahead otherwise what are they going to do with the half and half scarves!
Ordered mine already! want to watch on my sofa with half Man City and half Swindon scarf, adds a touch of class to proceedings.

The thing is you bloody know there will be a few vendors selling exactly these, burn them, burn them all!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:22:08
Ordered mine already! want to watch on my sofa with half Man City and half Swindon scarf, adds a touch of class to proceedings.

The thing is you bloody know there will be a few vendors selling exactly these, burn them, burn them all!

Will you be listening to Oasis before the game and XTC after?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:24:38
Will you be listening to Oasis before the game and XTC after?

Senses working overtee-ime


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:26:38
Man City forum have obviously been reading about Iandolo :D

Quote
Quote
Can we have a sweep for the first mention of the cost of our team? I'll say 3 minutes into the game.
It will be before after and during the game , "£50m John Stones passes to £60m De Bruyne out wide to £100m Grealish and the 50p Swindon full back concedes the corner"


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:28:29
Shows how out of touch they are, we didn't pay as much as 50p for anyone in our squad, did we? Don't think we have a single player we paid a fee for - Gladwin the first time round I guess?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Crackity Jones on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:32:19
50p would be our big money signing...


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:36:48
It better go ahead otherwise what are they going to do with the half and half scarves!

Good old Reading   ;D

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59840727


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:40:00
Would be amusing in a perverse kind of way if the available players are their strongest XI and they are forced to play them…


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:41:06
Good old Reading   ;D

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59840727

I'll come clean, it was reading that story that prompted my post.....


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:42:25
Would be amusing in a perverse kind of way if the available players are their strongest XI and they are forced to play them…
Ironic masochism.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:48:36
14/1 now


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Tails on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:52:50
Shows how out of touch they are, we didn't pay as much as 50p for anyone in our squad, did we? Don't think we have a single player we paid a fee for - Gladwin the first time round I guess?

We paid for Conroy & Grant I think.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 14:55:14
Still no tickets.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: HorlocksLegs on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 15:14:11
Still no tickets.

I saw this on twitter earlier   https://twitter.com/gblusher/status/1479077517768155140

I actually went down to the club today and got mine re-printed, there was about a 30 minute wait.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 15:35:45
take all the tickets, you don't know which one will be 'active'

Good point Batch


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 15:42:35
Swindon win 9/1 on Bet365 now


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 15:56:50
No point getting our knickers in a twist about who plays for Man City. For me, I’d like to see the nearest thing to their first XI as possible.

I want to see Sterling not Oleg McNoleg

Oleg may be on the team plane coach tomorrow  :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 15:57:53
Swindon win 9/1 on Bet365 now
It’ll be even money before kick off.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 16:10:25
The Man City coach was spotted in Carterton about 30 mins ago. Their aircraft arrived in Manchester to collect the team at 4.15   Let’s say 60-90 mins turn around will put them into Brize Norton at approximately 7.00pm


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 16:22:02
Fuck me. I know they’ve got a few quid - but a flying coach!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hyabb17 on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 16:24:16
The Man City coach was spotted in Carterton about 30 mins ago. That means they’ve flown into Brize Norton.  So they’ve decided to bring a team down.

In fairness I thought they'd fly down. I thought Cotswold airport.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: stfcjack on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 16:24:23
2 coaches spotted in Highworth just now


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 16:24:45
Fuck me. I know they’ve got a few quid - but a flying coach!

City City Bang Bang


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Tails on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 16:27:44
2 coaches spotted in Highworth just now

Man City ones? I know not a lot happens in Highworth so even a Stagecoach is exciting and news worthy!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 16:29:06
If the info I have received re aircraft registration and flight number is correct (and I have no reason to suspect it isn’t) the aircraft is still on the ground in Manchester. I reckon it will be about a 6.30 - 7.00 arrival at Brize Norton.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: mexico red on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 16:30:36
Fuck me, sounds like you all point at aeroplanes in the sky


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 16:31:01
Why would a military airport be accepting a civilian aircraft.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 16:32:15
Fuck me, sounds like you all point at aeroplanes in the sky

Swindon Town isn’t the only hobby I have.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 16:33:09
Fuck me, sounds like you all point at aeroplanes in the sky
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IUQiO25IwYM


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 16:33:49
It’ll be even money before kick off.

Shows how much bookies know about our team, Grant is 33/1 to score first and Conroy /Lyden 40/1


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 16:38:37
Why would a military airport be accepting a civilian aircraft.

There is some commercial traffic at Brize these days I think.

If the info I have received re aircraft registration and flight number is correct (and I have no reason to suspect it isn’t) the aircraft is still on the ground in Manchester. I reckon it will be about a 6.30 - 7.00 arrival at Brize Norton.

Are we sure they are coming down tonight, there is a charter flight (using the company Man City use) leaving Manchester at 1030 in the morning arriving at Brize at 1130 tomorrow?

Fuck me, sounds like you all point at aeroplanes in the sky

Cannot speak for others, but I only know about using the web for such matters as we used flight tracking websites for geography lessons during home schooling last year.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Private Fraser on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 16:50:42
It’s a long-shot but does anyone on here know a D Whitehead who’s possibly still waiting for his ticket in the DRS?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 16:55:43
2 coaches spotted in Highworth just now

Are they the ones who dont have covid


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mr Stevens on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 17:01:50
It’s a long-shot but does anyone on here know a D Whitehead who’s possibly still waiting for his ticket in the DRS?


I'm Dean Whitehead and so is my wife.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 17:08:55
There is some commercial traffic at Brize these days I think.

Are we sure they are coming down tonight, there is a charter flight (using the company Man City use) leaving Manchester at 1030 in the morning arriving at Brize at 1130 tomorrow?

Cannot speak for others, but I only know about using the web for such matters as we used flight tracking websites for geography lessons during home schooling last year.

I’ve used Flightradar24 to track it to Manchester. Tomorrow would make sense, but why have the coaches on site tonight?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 17:09:10
Still no tickets.

Rectified. Called into the ticket office just before closing. Be warned, there will some isolated chaos with tickets. A chap was in the ticket office and his scenario was this as best I could gather. He has some tickets but the others he HAS BEEN CHARGED for have been issued to someone else… also, if you get replacements like moi, do not mix them up with the ones that may turn up in the post as they like mine have been cancelled and the new ones are the master copies. Best leave them in the envelope just to be sure but if you’ve had them replaced like me you’ll know that already.

On another positive note I managed to get a St. Evenage and Northampton programme for my heirloom collection.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Private Fraser on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 17:09:15

I'm Dean Whitehead and so is my wife.

 :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 17:10:15
Breaking news, you may need sun glasses tomorrow. We have……. Wait for it…….. electronic advertising, oh yes, big time Charlie’s that we are.

Saw it shining through the TE exit gates when I parked up earlier for my replacement tickets.  :toocool: :toocool: :toocool:


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 17:12:05
Breaking news, you may need sun glasses tomorrow. We have……. Wait for it…….. electronic advertising, oh yes, big time Charlie’s that we are.

Saw it singing through the TE exit gates when I parked up earlier for my replacement tickets.  :toocool: :toocool: :toocool:



My retinas havent recovered from the Chelsea league cup game in the Jed era


Title: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 17:12:36
l-l ticket complaints i heard in the ticket resolution queue at lunch time echo yours:

- you sold seat to someone else
- not receive tickets
    - we can see you have paid, but we can't see your tickets on the system
- I only have 2 of my 4 tickets
  - which booking haven't you got
  - no idea, I did it at the window...

the shop staff were brilliant at resolving it all to be fair to them.

those who don't have theirs, I hope you get a short resolution queue and can do it in plenty of time before ko


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 17:14:28
Quote from: Legends-Lounge
Breaking news, you may need sun glasses tomorrow. We have……. Wait for it…….. electronic advertising, oh yes, big time Charlie’s that we are.

Saw it shining through the TE exit gates when I parked up earlier for my replacement tickets.  :toocool: :toocool: :toocool:

oooooooh. flash.  hope it does the scores too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 17:32:00
oooooooh. flash.  hope it does the scores too.

#matchdayexperience


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 17:47:21
Man City ones? I know not a lot happens in Highworth so even a Stagecoach is exciting and news worthy!

Points at Iron Bird.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 17:52:27
Well this looks like it’s the proof for an 11.30AM arrival at Brize Norton tomorrow.


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Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 18:01:16
I hesitate to criticise people's hobbies, but tracking the opposition's travel plans to the stadium plumbs new depths of tinpot for me.  ;D


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 18:07:07
Are we sure they are coming down tonight, there is a charter flight (using the company Man City use) leaving Manchester at 1030 in the morning arriving at Brize at 1130 tomorrow?
Where’s Venkman when you need him…he’ll have the detail down to their choice of pre match meal I’m sure ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 18:09:07
Ironic masochism.
Sounds like it could be the case…  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:

https://twitter.com/city_zone_/status/1479129411794391045?s=21


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 18:17:49
50/1 yesterday,  Best price now 12/1,  Corals and Ladbroke only 9/1 !!.
Bookies running scared for some reason !!.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 18:20:08
SkyBet have offered me a healthy cash out for my £2 at 50/1!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 18:21:19
boo, get the odds back up


Title: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 18:21:23
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They’re will now face the last round of testing this evening. 🔜 #MCFC
(@MO_IBRAHIM_32)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 18:22:24
What, all of Latvia?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 18:25:44
I cut and paste and corrected it already


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 18:26:52
I hesitate to criticise people's hobbies, but tracking the opposition's travel plans to the stadium plumbs new depths of tinpot for me.  ;D

The Luftwaffe were less prepared 😂⚽️


Title: Re: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 18:27:44
I hesitate to criticise people's hobbies, but tracking the opposition's travel plans to the stadium plumbs new depths of tinpot for me.  ;D
Get this guy over here with better hobbies!

(But I completely agree).


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 18:46:03
On a separate note, I really hope that Iandolo gets a start/run out tomorrow. I know he splits opinion and sometimes is flawed at lb……however, he always gives 100% and is our longest serving player? Loved his effort at Barrow. Second-half, got properly wiped out by a Barrow player when we were losing in the pissing down rain and got straight back up and sprinted back to his position on the left ready for an attack. COYMR.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 18:48:17
On a separate note, I really hope that Iandolo gets a start/run out tomorrow. I know he splits opinion and sometimes is flawed at lb……however, he always gives 100% and is our longest serving player? Loved his effort at Barrow. Second-half, got properly wiped out by a Barrow player when we were losing in the pissing down rain and got straight back up and sprinted back to his position on the left ready for an attack. COYMR.
I agree, i think with Payne being injured he will pop straight back into lwb


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 19:36:24
On a separate note, I really hope that Iandolo gets a start/run out tomorrow. I know he splits opinion and sometimes is flawed at lb……however, he always gives 100% and is our longest serving player? Loved his effort at Barrow. Second-half, got properly wiped out by a Barrow player when we were losing in the pissing down rain and got straight back up and sprinted back to his position on the left ready for an attack. COYMR.
Could well be captain with Payne out.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Private Fraser on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 19:36:41
I have an over 65s ticket in the DRS that I will not be able to use. If anyone is interested, DM me. It's available at face value.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 20:37:55
Could well be captain with Payne out.

You're going to be so fucking gutted when Conroy starts  :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: NW6Red on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 21:22:23
Bit of a long shot, but don't suppose anyone on here knows of a spare adult ticket going for tomorrow? (Ideally 2 together, but realise that's even more of a long shot)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 21:51:27
Could well be captain with Payne out.

Not in a million years.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 22:04:55
Not in a million years.
He was captain when Payne went off on Saturday wasn’t he?! So logical choice. Only other options are Hunt or Lyden.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 22:35:53
Can only hope Jonny Williams is fit enough to feature.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 23:16:29
Quote from: theakston2k
Quote
Not in a million years.
He was captain when Payne went off on Saturday wasn’t he?! So logical choice. Only other options are Hunt or Lyden.

reed


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Thursday, January 6, 2022, 23:27:12
Think I'd go with this;

Ward

Kesler Hayden
Odimayo
Conroy
Crichlow
Hunt

Reed
Lyden

Williams (if fit)

McKirdy

Simpson

Subs

Idem
Iandolo
O'Brien
Gladwin
Grant
East
Parsons

Gladwin in for Williams if he doesn't make it with Dabre moving up to the bench.

Some will say harsh on Iandolo but that's our best X1 (minus Wollacott & Payne) for me.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: cheltred69 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 01:22:19
I’d go with that same starting XI.
Think it’s 9 on bench for FA Cup so would add Mitchell Lawson and Dabre (only choices I think without going into youth squad)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Friday, January 7, 2022, 02:41:40
Iandolo is nailed on to start.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, January 7, 2022, 07:19:27
Morning, TEFers. Who’s feeling optimistic?

Just hoping for a good game - with us playing our part - and maybe even scoring. Looks like they will be playing a handful of their main men - today’s testing notwithstanding - all under the CG lights and a full house. Good to see 2,500 Mancs filling the Bank - hope the weather doesn’t ruin it for them.

Wish I could be there! Enjoy!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, January 7, 2022, 07:42:15
My heart says that we can pull off a shock win, my head says enjoy the occasion, Mansfield on Tuesday is more important. My other hope is that there is not a flood of bad publicity from disgruntled people who have bought tickets second hand that turn out to be forgeries.

Will also be interesting at how many seats are empty through covid, missed post etc.

1-4 15,143 after 90 mins.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Frigby Daser on Friday, January 7, 2022, 08:01:06
I think we’re going to see a surprisingly strong line up from them (but hope it’s the kids - I can watch their first team on MOTD), maybe enforced by the positive tests. All I want is (1) us to acquit ourselves well, and maybe even score and (2) to create an atmosphere, which has been absent this year (*couldn’t make Northampton, maybe that changed?). Really looking forward to it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Crackity Jones on Friday, January 7, 2022, 08:15:12
Can't wait for tonight (Covid permitting). Even my 8 year old who is normally quite stoic about football asked for an FA cup breakfast.

I want us to put on a good show and the players to enjoy it. Really want to see Simpson putting Stones on his arse at some point.  Given where we were in the summer I would love for a party atmosphere.

Heart is telling me there is an upset on the cards. Head says otherwise but I am not listening to that. COYR


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, January 7, 2022, 08:22:17
Think I'd go with this;

Ward

Kesler Hayden
Odimayo
Conroy
Crichlow
Hunt

Reed
Lyden

Williams (if fit)

McKirdy

Simpson

Subs

Idem
Iandolo
O'Brien
Gladwin
Grant
East
Parsons

Gladwin in for Williams if he doesn't make it with Dabre moving up to the bench.

Some will say harsh on Iandolo but that's our best X1 (minus Wollacott & Payne) for me.

Would be my starting line up.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Friday, January 7, 2022, 08:23:21
I’d go with that same starting XI.
Think it’s 9 on bench for FA Cup so would add Mitchell Lawson and Dabre (only choices I think without going into youth squad)

Completely forgot about JML. He wouldn't change my thinking regarding who starts but would be added to the bench as you suggested.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, January 7, 2022, 08:25:59
Iandolo is nailed on to start.

I reckon he will start tonight.
We simply don’t have the depth in the squad beyond 2 or 3 players and hope this is addressed this month.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Friday, January 7, 2022, 08:26:52
Iandolo is nailed on to start.

I think you're right, although I wouldn't start him personally. Hunt is far more solid defensively & we'll need that solidity tonight.

If Iandolo does start, & he probably will, his licence to get forward as he usually does will probably be revoked.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Crackity Jones on Friday, January 7, 2022, 08:32:14
I agree with Freddy's selection but think that Crichlow will miss out at the expense of Conroy. The latter has to start. Hunt to stay at CB with Iandolo at LWB.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 7, 2022, 08:44:09
I agree with Freddy's selection but think that Crichlow will miss out at the expense of Conroy. The latter has to start. Hunt to stay at CB with Iandolo at LWB.
Why does he have to start? I still don’t get why he should waltz back into the team after playing poorly and getting a ridiculous red card. He doesn’t deserve to start.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, January 7, 2022, 08:46:18
I’d like to see the new CB - although I wouldn’t want 1 of our regulars to miss out.

If nothing else, he’d be a major nuisance at corners/free kicks.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Friday, January 7, 2022, 08:48:26
The big day is here. Very excited despite not being able to go and still feeling quite ropey. Hope you all have a great time and you just never know, perhaps I’ll make round 4. Good luck STFC and good luck those attending


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, January 7, 2022, 08:51:04
Rob Angus interviewed on the Today programme this morning, so this is officially Big News.

Please let's not embarrass ourselves on the pitch, in the stands or in my living room.  :beers:


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Friday, January 7, 2022, 09:01:36
I agree with Freddy's selection but think that Crichlow will miss out at the expense of Conroy. The latter has to start. Hunt to stay at CB with Iandolo at LWB.

Think you're right. I'd go with my selection but think BG will go with what you have suggested above. Which would be harsh on RC.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 09:10:42
Why does he have to start? I still don’t get why he should waltz back into the team after playing poorly and getting a ridiculous red card. He doesn’t deserve to start.

We get it, you have said it once or twice.. 


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Crackity Jones on Friday, January 7, 2022, 09:11:09
Think you're right. I'd go with my selection but think BG will go with what you have suggested above. Which would be harsh on RC.
Agreed that it would be harsh on RC. @Theakston - for me Conroy starts because of his organisation and experience. I take your point that he shouldn't just waltz back in - he had been poor and the red card was stupid; but if he has trained well this week he starts for me. But I get what you say.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 09:12:27
I hope Conroy starts tonight. Has anyone heard if he is?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 09:13:59
My guess he will just for experience and organisastion alone. I'm more interested in a Covid update from the City squad!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 09:15:28
I hope Conroy starts tonight. Has anyone heard if he is?

Depends which Conroy it is, if its the one who played against Barrow I would rather play Iandolo at centre half!

If he gets time will be interesting to see how Gladwin gets on, his style of play really doesn't suit D4.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, January 7, 2022, 09:16:57
I assume he’s been shagging Theakston’s bird recently so hope isn’t too knackered to start


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 09:23:02
Would be my starting line up.
I agree, maybe start the new lad if Crich is not fully fit.

No guesses from me on gate or score and no updates later either.

If they play their kids we have a chance, if they play more than 4 1st teamers then its a foregone.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 7, 2022, 09:25:50
I assume he’s been shagging Theakston’s bird recently so hope isn’t too knackered to start
I just think that Hunt and Odimayo got us through the Christmas games and so must start, Crichlow hasn’t done anything wrong and came on Saturday and played his part so he should also start. After playing poorly and getting such a pathetic red card you’d expect a player to have to wait for a chance not be rewarded with captaining the team in such a high profile match. As an actual defender Conroy is pretty average, it’s his passing out from the back that gets him in the team and that seems unlikely to be of much use tonight as the last thing we want to be doing tonight is fucking about in our own half.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, January 7, 2022, 09:34:58
Tonight is very much a free hit before 2 very important league games (Mansfield Tuesday and Vale on Saturday) and I really hope us chasing City about for 90 minutes isn't going to tire the team out too much.

I think the new CB will come in on Tuesday as City aren't the type of side that fling crosses into the box or have a long throw specialist. Whilst I hear both sides of the Conroy argument he is club captain and whilst that doesn't mean he automatically should play all the time, if he has trained well will probably play. He has a rick in him but is our best ball playing Centre Back and I imagine Garner would want this attribute against City. I think there are 5 subs in the FA Cup so hopefully we use them.

I'm looking forward to seeing Simpson up against whatever Centre Backs City pick, even better if it's John Stones!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 70s townender on Friday, January 7, 2022, 09:43:46
Good morning everyone,from sunny Bridlington ,oop norf .I'm getting excited already its only 8.30 but my 1st can of john smiths is far better than  my normal cup of tea for brekkie. Right let's hear" the  town end" in full voice tonight and let the country see what we're  All about .Its McKirdys kind of game and it could be when Simpson comes of age.Citys selection problems  gives us a chance.with their 2nd string its only the likes of Sterling,grealish, stones etc no probs for the mighty Town .McKirdy to get a pen after foul by walker and off we go."Come on the Town" Have a great night everyone and the atmosphere should be electric .I will be in the town end in spirit  tonight and Leeds or Hull would be a great draw in the nxt round.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 09:45:40
Another key factor regarding Conroys inclusion is experience as who knows how the younger players will react playing against a massive team in front of a packed County ground and a few million watching on TV


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, January 7, 2022, 09:47:58
Today's the day.
Really looking forward to watching some absolute masters of their craft at work and also quite interested in seeing what City have to offer.

Hopefully if any of our visitors choose to park up to the south and east of Drakes Way & Queens Drive they'll be made to feel at home by the locals offering to look after their cars for the evening.

Cup shocks do happen, but realistically how many times would we be beat them out of a hundred, once maybe, if that.

Just want to see us play with a bit of purpose when we have the ball.
Don't think that our standard-fare will be enough to trouble them.

Would love to see our shit Jack Grealish being much better on the night than their shit Harry McKirdy.

A visit to the doc at lunchtime and the bp is likely to be sky high with a visit to the ticket resolution queue at the CG to follow which could have an impact on the amount of valuable drinking time.

Three at the back tonight with Hunt staying at CB.
Would like to see Lyden continue as well.
Using O'Brien as a CF for the last 10 probably won't be in Garner's plans for the night.

Enjoy the game and hope that your seat is unoccupied upon arrival.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 09:48:33
Quote
Man City predicted line up

Steffen
Walker, Stones, Mbete, Wilson-Esbrand
Lavia, Gundogan, McAtee
Palmer, Jesus, Grealish

They may have Jesus up front but God is a lifelong Swindon fan.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 7, 2022, 09:51:53
They may have Jesus up front but God is a lifelong Swindon fan.
That front 3 will be ‘interesting’ a lot of people say that Palmer will be better than Foden.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: river monster on Friday, January 7, 2022, 09:53:42
I'll go 1-4 and a red card to be had, probably mckirdy.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindon74 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 09:54:16
Coffee in hand, just about to embark on the 5 hour journey down from the Toon! Very much looking forward to this! Safe journey to anyone travelling from afar today!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, January 7, 2022, 09:55:03
Why does he have to start? I still don’t get why he should waltz back into the team after playing poorly and getting a ridiculous red card. He doesn’t deserve to start.

Because he is the only defender that can organise the back line.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, January 7, 2022, 09:57:29
Coffee in hand, just about to embark on the 5 hour journey down from the Toon! Very much looking forward to this! Safe journey to anyone travelling from afar today!


Safe journey.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:09:09
We didn't even try for tickets.  Only a week or so since we returned to Scotland, so always planned to watch on TV.  And in the event, my youngest has now tested +ve for COVID, so just as well really.

I want to enjoy the game, see the players enjoy the experience, avoid injuries for the Mansfield game and avoid getting embarrassed.  Relatively low bar, but that's how it is for me.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:11:32
Because he is the only defender that can organise the back line.

Don’t think anyone organises our backline hence only 6 league clean sheets all season. Hopefully the Palace guy helps on that front going forwards especially with high balls as we have been suspect to them all season, especially long throws. Thankfully shouldn’t be an issue tonight.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:14:42
Most lower league players are inconsistent, it’s in their nature. You can’t drop every player after every poor performance, it’s not practical.

The only way we have a slightest sniff tonight is if our defence is the most organised and drilled it possibly ever has been in the history of the club, that won’t happen without Conroy in there


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:20:54
Morning, TEFers. Who’s feeling optimistic?

Just hoping for a good game - with us playing our part - and maybe even scoring. Looks like they will be playing a handful of their main men - today’s testing notwithstanding - all under the CG lights and a full house. Good to see 2,500 Mancs filling the Bank - hope the weather doesn’t ruin it for them.

Gutted I didn't apply for tickets, it would have been a struggle to get home from work and up to Swindon in time so opted to miss out and now regret my decision. Head says a city victory but my heart says with some first teamers missing, would fucking love to bebinbtyev5l4th round draw.

Wish I could be there! Enjoy!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:21:13
Hey Theakston, how do you feel about starting Conroy?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:22:03
Oh and our defensive record is 7th best in the league so let’s not make out we are shambolic at the back, we aren’t, far from it. Yes we look dodgy at the times but again we are a league 2 team not Arsenal under Tony Adams’ organisation


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:24:10
We are playing the best team in the country arguably in the world and some people have spent the whole build-up arguing over whether our club captain should play. Paynes injury plays into it anyway, he will start, surely?  


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:26:10
What's the update on the Man City plane, spotters?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:27:22
So, do we think our own squirrel on speed will get booked today?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:35:36
What's the update on the Man City plane, spotters?

Just taken off and passing over Congleton at 6,400 ft


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:38:56
What's the update on the Man City plane, spotters?

It left Manchester Airport about 10 mins ago. It’s an hour to Brize from Manchester


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:40:54
Their coach was at the DeVere last night so I wonder if the plane is just for management


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:43:02
Their coach was at the DeVere last night so I wonder if the plane is just for management

With the management available (if Covid stories are to be believed) they could have flown down in a microlight!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:46:21
Their coach was at the DeVere last night so I wonder if the plane is just for management

The players are definitely onboard. Currently over Birmingham.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:46:44
It left Manchester Airport about 10 mins ago. It’s an hour to Brize from Manchester
Takes less than 30 minutes looking at flight radar. Environmental & money aspects aside you can see why they do it, 30 minutes on a plane versus 3+ hours on a coach. In the era of an increased reliance on sports science I can’t see 3 hours sat on a coach as being the best prep for playing matches as players are bound to stiffen up.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:47:21
Just taken off and passing over Congleton at 6,400 ft

Is someone manning the ack ack batteries on Birdlip Hill?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:49:09
Just saw my first robin of the year right in front of my window. That's got to be a good sign, right?

[/clutching at straws]


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:51:27
Is someone manning the ack ack batteries on Birdlip Hill?

I was hoping they could release the toilets over Oxford, but its not that far east, just passing over Burford!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:52:39
Their coach was at the DeVere last night so I wonder if the plane is just for management

Believe it was just the coach driver in the DeVere last night before picking them up from the airport today and then back to the DeVere.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:56:31
Air traffic is light today. They’ve had a direct flight to Brize. Landing in 5 mins.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, January 7, 2022, 11:00:38
Takes less than 30 minutes looking at flight radar. Environmental & money aspects aside you can see why they do it, 30 minutes on a plane versus 3+ hours on a coach. In the era of an increased reliance on sports science I can’t see 3 hours sat on a coach as being the best prep for playing matches as players are bound to stiffen up.

Yep it’s an absolutely no brainer if you have the money, in life as well not just sport


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 11:01:39
The eagle has landed, I repeat the eagle has landed  :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 11:05:41
Is there any confirmation anywhere yet as to who has travelled as weren't there supposed to be a load more tests on their players and staff this morning.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, January 7, 2022, 11:11:50
Does The Goat still play for them? Paolo Wanchope? Somebody Brightwell?

Think they all played the last time I saw us play them at Maine Road. Some of their more ‘enthusiastic’ young urchins were a pain in the arse afterwards.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, January 7, 2022, 11:38:36
Some excitement when a ticket was delivered just now.
Only very slightly dampened on seeing that it was for Mansfield.

Oh well, an unscheduled trip to the CG it is then.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, January 7, 2022, 11:44:52
What time realistically should we be rocking up to the CG tonight? I know the club says be in the ground by 7:15 but if I arrive at 7:30 for example, am I likely to miss kick off? Last time I went to the CG we used to time it to get in for the players coming out of the tunnel! Clearly a lot has changed since then.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 11:47:50
What time realistically should we be rocking up to the CG tonight? I know the club says be in the ground by 7:15 but if I arrive at 7:30 for example, am I likely to miss kick off? Last time I went to the CG we used to time it to get in for the players coming out of the tunnel! Clearly a lot has changed since then.

I'd get there for 6 just to be on the safe side.

I see City are flying back from Brize at 11.45 tonight so they will be hoping to avoid ET or pens or it could get to be a bit of a rush!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 12:02:56
I'll be rocking up at 7.55


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, January 7, 2022, 12:03:37
I'm already in my seat.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, January 7, 2022, 12:20:00
Booked Los Gatos for 5.45, that's a decent tapas in Old Town isn't it? Is that the one Flammable Ben used to work at?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 7, 2022, 12:24:44
Quote from: horlock07

I see City are flying back from Brize at 11.45 tonight so they will be hoping to avoid ET or pens or it could get to be a bit of a rush!

going to guess they can good the plane up :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: STFC_Gazza on Friday, January 7, 2022, 12:30:34
Well my tickets have arrived today at midday, phew saves me queuing up for a reprint.

Can now look forward to the game without any hassle beforehand


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, January 7, 2022, 12:32:17
going to guess they can good the plane up :)

In my way to Pompey with a job. Back in plenty of time fingers crossed.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 12:43:28
Well congratulations to all on making this one of the longest and most bizarre match day threads ever, and we are still 6 hrs away from kick off..


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Friday, January 7, 2022, 12:45:48
I'm already in my seat.

Original or a 3D reprint?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Power to people on Friday, January 7, 2022, 12:49:22
Anyone going down to the CG today for tickets - they are not allowing anyone to park in the car park, stewards are turning everyone away, so you have to go and find somewhere else to park up in the side streets.

Programmes are £5 also rather than the usual £3.50 (I think its a cup final edition !)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Crackity Jones on Friday, January 7, 2022, 12:50:53
Well congratulations to all on making this one of the longest and most bizarre match day threads ever, and we are still 6 hrs away from kick off..
I have particularly enjoyed the plane spotting. Can this be a regular feature; albeit the journey of the away team coach as picked up by ANPR.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Power to people on Friday, January 7, 2022, 12:54:02
Someone that knows a family member of Grealish has told me he is in the travelling squad for tonight


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 12:54:22
Horse and Cart spotting when Rovers come to town.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, January 7, 2022, 13:14:03
Well congratulations to all on making this one of the longest and most bizarre match day threads ever, and we are still 6 hrs away from kick off..

It's so tinpot it's hilarious.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 13:19:33
The Chelsea game a few years back only got to 21 pages, and only six before the match. Clearly this one caught the imagination more (or internet flight trackers have got better...)

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=52564.0

Edit: Reading through it, most of that was arguing about goal music. Plus ca change...


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, January 7, 2022, 13:20:07
Au contraire.  28 pages of pre-match guff = sleeping giant.  We're massive.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, January 7, 2022, 13:29:09
I've received visual confirmation that there are half and half scarves currently available for purchase in Swindon. Sad times.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, January 7, 2022, 13:32:29
I think any major footballing event featuring STFC - the Chelsea game - was tempered by the knowledge that any benefit to the club would not make it passed Power’s pocket  - ditto transfer fees etc.

With the club being transparent in the extreme, people can see the £350,000 we get from this game will have a genuine positive effect on the club. We have ‘invested’ in the whole concept of supporting a football club again - and I don’t just mean financially.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 13:33:36
It's so tinpot it's hilarious.

No different to the 40 pages on the City forum  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, January 7, 2022, 13:44:24
The Chelsea game a few years back only got to 21 pages, and only six before the match. Clearly this one caught the imagination more (or internet flight trackers have got better...)

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=52564.0

Edit: Reading through it, most of that was arguing about goal music. Plus ca change...

I just had a peruse myself and some of the posters were clearly ahead of their time suggesting we use the Senses working overtime song for our goal music.

'Interesting' to see a young Kevin De Bruyne in the Chelsea line-up. I wonder if he'll play any minutes tonight.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Friday, January 7, 2022, 13:52:33
With 6 hours to go, it’s started snowing here in Bath. It’s coming up from the southwest and Wales.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Friday, January 7, 2022, 13:52:57
Just hoping Williams is fit enough to start


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 14:01:33
Just hoping Williams is fit enough to start
He is definately the one that makes us tick in midfield/attack.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Friday, January 7, 2022, 14:05:36
The Chelsea game a few years back only got to 21 pages, and only six before the match. Clearly this one caught the imagination more (or internet flight trackers have got better...)

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=52564.0

Edit: Reading through it, most of that was arguing about goal music. Plus ca change...

But there was no debate to be had about the ins or outs of Conroy ...


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: fuzzy on Friday, January 7, 2022, 14:07:40
I just had a peruse myself and some of the posters were clearly ahead of their time suggesting we use the Senses working overtime song for our goal music.

'Interesting' to see a young Kevin De Bruyne in the Chelsea line-up. I wonder if he'll play any minutes tonight.

I seem to recall he didn't get many minutes that night. Didn't he suffer quite a nasty knee injury?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, January 7, 2022, 14:14:20
Anyone going down to the CG today for tickets - they are not allowing anyone to park in the car park, stewards are turning everyone away, so you have to go and find somewhere else to park up in the side streets.

Programmes are £5 also rather than the usual £3.50 (I think its a cup final edition !)

£3…


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 14:21:33
Don't forget your masks and covid pass peeps


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 14:23:43
Don't forget your masks and covid pass peeps
Too late for Flash :(


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Friday, January 7, 2022, 14:24:42
I seem to recall he didn't get many minutes that night. Didn't he suffer quite a nasty knee injury?

That was another Central European midfielder who’s name escapes me

De Bruyne played and didn’t do much. Based on an article in the athletic last ye at, it was that game that convinced mourinho to get rid


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Friday, January 7, 2022, 14:27:02
Van _Ginkel, was the player who got injured I think?

His replacement was Ramires I think, who came on, set up both goals and went off again


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Friday, January 7, 2022, 14:37:59
Man City must be very short, Mendy has just been released on bail.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, January 7, 2022, 14:39:28
With 6 hours to go, it’s started snowing here in Bath. It’s coming up from the southwest and Wales.

Sleeting here now.

Feels-like temperature forecast to be -1°c at 8pm. Wrap up warm!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Friday, January 7, 2022, 14:40:07
He is definately the one that makes us tick in midfield/attack.

Are you H from Line of Duty?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, January 7, 2022, 14:55:17
Sleet M4 Membury.

Turned into heavy snow.

Rain lower down.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: normy on Friday, January 7, 2022, 15:08:33
Sleet has turned to snow in Old Town.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Friday, January 7, 2022, 15:14:21
Too late for Flash :(

Gutted!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, January 7, 2022, 15:21:37
Ticket secured.
Hydrating in the Goddard Arms.
Giving the new shirt an airing tonight, not sure if I've put it on the right way round. Difficult to tell.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 15:24:04
Van _Ginkel, was the player who got injured I think?

His replacement was Ramires I think, who came on, set up both goals and went off again

Was the Dutch player Marco Van Ginkel, not sure he ever played for Chelsea again.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 15:31:41
I'm happy that I will be able to watch us on the TV tonight.

I'm pissed off that I won't be able to watch a game tomorrow.

I have no interest in the fact we are playing 'Citeh'

I'm pissed off that we might see a dicking or be a 'joke' or laughing stock. Even worse is to be seen as a plucky L2 side trying to play the game in the right way!



Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 15:38:46
Luckily, as I'll be at the match I won't have to listen to the typical punditry.
I see GW Reds are doing some sort of flag banner crowd thing in the DRS when the players come out.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, January 7, 2022, 15:51:42
Luckily, as I'll be at the match I won't have to listen to the typical punditry.
I see GW Reds are doing some sort of flag banner crowd thing in the DRS when the players come out.

Oh god noooooo. Nearly as bad as having a drum. I cringe when I see the flags at Arsenal etc.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, January 7, 2022, 16:05:39
Luckily, as I'll be at the match I won't have to listen to the typical punditry.
I see GW Reds are doing some sort of flag banner crowd thing in the DRS when the players come out.
Who’s got the Power’s a Fat Thieving Cunt banner?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 16:05:58
Are you H from Line of Duty?

I always assumed that PV was H from Steps?  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Friday, January 7, 2022, 16:06:06
I'm not sure why the media continuously make out that the FA Cup is in the only cup competition in the world where lower league teams can beat 'top' teams, but perhaps that is because I am a miserable sod.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 16:07:13
I see GW Reds are doing some sort of flag banner crowd thing in the DRS when the players come out.

Protesting against the sleeve sponsor? Their disgust with the club lasted a long time.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 16:18:04
I always assumed that PV was H from Steps?  ;)
We have similar hairstyles.

TBH I have no idea if H from Line of Duty is a compliment or insult as I have never watched it :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: WEBBERhyde on Friday, January 7, 2022, 16:22:41
I just want something to celebrate from this. A meaningful goal wold be magic (to level us or even more unbelievably, one to put us ahead).

Failing that, something to get us off our feet and the place going nuts. I'll settle for a dodgy reffing decision and someone like Rodri getting the panto villain treatment. 


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, January 7, 2022, 16:26:40
Gutted!
Nothing wrong with him really,  just didn’t want to buy a round in the Gluepot.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, January 7, 2022, 16:27:36
I’m getting word that Citeh took over the WHILE of the Devere costing £30k and the hotel had to relocate anyone who was booked in…unsubstantiated but would not surprise me.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Friday, January 7, 2022, 16:29:37
40-1 with skybet.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Friday, January 7, 2022, 16:30:11
Now 33’s


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, January 7, 2022, 16:34:48
Now 33’s

40-1 with skybet.

Wouldn’t be surprised if they had ‘inside’ knowledge of their line up. To move prices up and down willy nilly. Of course betting patterns will obvs influence movement too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Friday, January 7, 2022, 16:48:31
Nothing wrong with him really,  just didn’t want to buy a round in the Gluepot.

Was it you that left the Ansa machine message 'Theres fuck all wrong with you!'.....?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 16:49:26
Got 33/1 on us losing, McKirdy and Reed getting booked and there being 22 or more free kicks in the game!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 16:56:35
40-1 with skybet.

Score or odds?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, January 7, 2022, 16:58:01
Got 33/1 on us losing, McKirdy and Reed getting booked and there being 22 or more free kicks in the game!


Why didn’t you add running out of programmes? 😁


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, January 7, 2022, 16:58:37
Suddenly an attack of the butterflies. My god, where did they come from?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, January 7, 2022, 16:59:03
Was it you that left the Ansa machine message 'Theres fuck all wrong with you!'.....?
Probably 4D.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 17:00:19
Suddenly an attack of the butterflies. My god, where did they come from?
I know mate, I am the same.

Convinced myself I didn't give a shit about the game and would happily take a defeat as long as it was under 5 goals.....

Then Citeh get several covid related missing players and it could be game on with a chance of a result against a weakened side.

We have literally nothing to lose in going for it. Only a handful ot Town fans genuinel,y think we will win so go out and enjoy the game and entertain the Town fans and the watching (probable) millions.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 7, 2022, 17:03:03
I know mate, I am the same.

Convinced myself I didn't give a shit about the game and would happily take a defeat as long as it was under 5 goals.....

Then Citeh get several covid related missing players and it could be game on with a chance of a result against a weakened side.


Or end up against a stronger XI as they have to play them. Doesn’t seem any news on who travelled yet so could go either way with their team. I was hoping they’d have to play Ederson out on pitch as everyone always says he could do a job there.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 17:04:46
Or end up against a stronger XI as they have to play them. Doesn’t seem any news on who travelled yet so could go either way with their team. I was hoping they’d have to play Ederson out on pitch as everyone always says he could do a job there.
Man City forum say Sterling and Stones haven't travelled but thats about it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Friday, January 7, 2022, 17:10:28
Suddenly an attack of the butterflies. My god, where did they come from?

Just happened to me too. So fucking wish I was there. Depressing


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 17:10:59
Probably 4D.

Jutty


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, January 7, 2022, 17:25:37
Out of work and on the bus heading to P+R in Brizzle now, ex-bloody cited even though it's as cold as a witches tit out there. Outed myself as a Town fan at my Bristol City dominated work place this afternoon when people asked what we were up to over the weekend.

Not going to give us a hope in hell, but god could you imagine?

Looking forward to watching a game of football in person no matter the result.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Friday, January 7, 2022, 17:28:33
Mildenhall on the bench apparently


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, January 7, 2022, 17:28:58
Right change of clobber,tickets, mask, mobile with NHS App, cash for a prog, plastic bag to protect prog. Exfuckingcited. COYR.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, January 7, 2022, 17:51:09
Suddenly an attack of the butterflies. My god, where did they come from?

Bugger.  Same here.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Friday, January 7, 2022, 17:56:02
Bugger.  Same here.

same here. buzzing nervous though


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RedRag on Friday, January 7, 2022, 17:56:18
Keep drinking to calm dem nerves.

Excitement building.

What wouldn't I give to hear "can we play you every week" ring out from 3 sides of the ground - at any stage"?





Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, January 7, 2022, 17:58:21
Must admit I’m also looking forward to it a lot more than I was a week ago.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:08:19
Can’t believe this betting,  back out to 50/1 to win,  20/1 the draw with Skybet.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:08:40
I just hope we score, or at least have something to celebrate


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RedRag on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:10:01
I'm sure a few of us have been keeping up with the Blue Moon Forum.

If you just looked at their galacticos, you'd expect to hold their fans in a degree of contempt.

But for a big club their fans are an exceptionally grounded and knowledgeable bunch.  And a laugh.

Respect to their fans.  


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:17:33
In the pub with a group of citeh. They're sound.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:35:17
Rumour onBlue Moon that we have 7 Covid withdrawals


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:40:28
Good interview by Richie Wellens on Wiltshire sound. Nearly came back to Swindon at the beginning of the season but was put off bu uncertainty of the future of Swindon. Sounds like he enjoyed managing Swindon due to him being allowed to manage the club his own way which wasn’t the case at donny or Salford.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:44:14
Rumour onBlue Moon that we have 7 Covid withdrawals

How would they know


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:51:10
Oh boy that's a strong team.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:51:54
So they have a full strength XI and we are starting Gladwin  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick: now wonder the odds lengthened, fair play to them for taking it seriously.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:52:35
Yowzer



Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:53:04
Oh boy that's a strong team.

That's hurts


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:53:46
But


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 70s townender on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:55:31
I've just had a vision McKirdy gets a penalty  who takes the pens before I put my bet on.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:57:53
I make it 8 of their strongest starting XI. Crazy


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:58:37
Couldn't we play Mildenhall & Ward?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:58:57
I make it 8 of their strongest starting XI. Crazy
Honestly, I’m really pleased.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:59:44
Honestly, I’m really pleased.


Yes, Stefan, Ake and Palmer. No fucking wonder they didn't pull out!!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 7, 2022, 18:59:54
So what do we reckon 15% possession?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:01:19
So what do we reckon 15% possession?



😂😂 I think we've lost with 85% possession so it's not over yet😂


Title: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:04:46
oh.

that's a good team then.

Mildy to come on and save on the penalty shootout


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:07:08
What's going on with Wollacott?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:07:59
What's going on with Wollacott?

African Cup of Nations


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Badger on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:08:45
I’ll be watching g on the telly from afar.
Would love to hear the odd reference to the yellow filth


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:08:49
What's going on with Wollacott?

ACON I thought he was here for this then went but no


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:09:14
Disappointed to see Williams on the bench. But to be honest I'd rather see him start Tuesday I suppose


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 70s townender on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:09:22
African nations cup


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:11:04
In the Tap  :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:14:14
In the Tap  :pint:
Put ‘em on Flash’s account.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: AMayesIng on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:15:44
Right, about to go and camp in front of the TV. Normally cant be arsed with all the 'Build up' nonsense, tonight I'll be glued to it! Good luck everyone; here we go...


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:17:48
Yowzer


Pretty similar to a Wellens bluff !!.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:17:52
Is anyone at the match ???   I bet it is just electric


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:22:06
Cowmeadow to come on and score the winner anyone?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Badger on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:23:15
ITV taking a risk with their commentary position in the or er of TE and Shrivy road !


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:23:35
Atmosphere holding nicely. Big fuck off drone over the back of the JT stand. Either that or aliens.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:23:42
£428m starting XI, that's the stat we were all waiting for.

Hope everyone who goes has an absolutely brilliant time, wish I could be there but it'll be great to watch on the telly. Go make names for yourselves Town.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:24:18
Did you see hand gestures behind Ashley Coles head😀


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 70s townender on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:24:26
WOW BUZZING "COME ON SWINDON"


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:41:04
Did you see hand gestures behind Ashley Coles head😀

I saw RR go up to them but missed the gesture, what did he do?

Cashley actually got a couple of full sentences out there without too much difficulty, good work!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:43:55
ESPN 3 finally started coverage....damn....still can't see the stands....


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:45:26
Beers in, mates coming round, wearing my Macari STFC t-shirt. COYR


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:45:47
YOUUUUU RED


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:46:54
Sounds like a great atmosphere - fans doing us proud pre game - let's hope they ramp it up during the game


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:48:09
Matterface nearly called them Manchester Utd then, that will go down well with the natives


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:48:25
Ally McCoist!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 19:50:20
City seem to be wearing their training kit?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:00:12
Ward's kicking has been really bad so far


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:02:55
FFS


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:03:06
1 nil Silva


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:03:18
We look very nervous.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:03:53
Landolo  stood back there.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:04:07
As feared all started from fucking about at the back from a goal kick. Not a brain cell between them at the back, why are we playing short goal kicks?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:06:28
As feared all started from fucking about at the back from a goal kick. Not a brain cell between them at the back, why are we playing short goal kicks?

Because it's the way the manager wants to play, nothing to do with players brain cells..


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:07:33
Because it's the way the manager wants to play, nothing to do with players brain cells..
If the keeper is struggling to kick the ball you use some common sense, it’s suicide.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:09:33
Harry McKardy - Matterface has obviously seen Harry's yellow card record


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:10:59
Thought that was a handball in the build up


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:11:07
You have to feel sorry for McKirdy (McKardy). He's likely to see about as much of the ball as I will this evening.  And I'm 400 miles away.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:11:17
If the keeper is struggling to kick the ball you use some common sense, it’s suicide.

Surely you have heard Garner say enough times now that he has a system and it won't change..  right or wrong, this is how they have been told to play


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:11:48
Citeh keeper hasn't even bothered to do his gloves up :D

Cocky shit!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:12:20
The ease…the ease. This is just a training session


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:12:46
For Premier League champions - that kit is terrible


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:16:09
Surely you have heard Garner say enough times now that he has a system and it won't change..  right or wrong, this is how they have been told to play
And again, sorry but it’s pathetic!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:16:20
What the fuck are we doing


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:16:23
Dear, dear, dear, dear!😖


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:16:31
2 nil Jesus


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:17:07
…as if Man City need our help assisting them ffs


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:17:14
That goal kick was shit, but I can only imagine Theakston has just spontaneously combusted.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:17:23
Why do we do these stupid short goal kicks ??.  Suicidal.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:17:32
Just thrown away the tie.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:17:38
That is just fucking stupid...Ward looks so out of his depth


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:17:49
And again, sorry but it’s pathetic!

Again, it comes from the Manager..


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:18:03
Every goal kick......playing into their hands


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:18:22
I’ll not be judging any of the players on the back of this. But taking things at face value, that was utterly embarrassing


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:18:37
'Both goals orchestrated by Swindon being over-elaborate in playing out from the back.' 100%


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Private Fraser on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:18:51
Conroy at fault


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:19:30
Oh McKirdy!!!!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:20:25
Turns out City's keeper can fuck up too!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:20:49
'Both goals orchestrated by Swindon being over-elaborate in playing out from the back.' 100%

Sums are season up quite well tbh.

Obviously in L2 we are good enough further up the pitch to score goals and win games


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:22:47
We're chasing shadows and sure to get tired second half


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:23:40
To be fair we are playing not a lot different to how we play in the league. Man City are class apart though and will bury any gifts given to them. Stevenage were gifted chances but just couldn’t take them.

As long as we don’t lose by 7 or 8 then that’s ok


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:25:07
The difference being we're not controlling possession like a league two game!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:26:35
I want a free kick on the edge of their box to give Reed an eye at goal - would love to see us score tonight


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:26:43
It's like we are playing with a man down in midfield. Gladwin seems to be having a lovely time jogging around while those around him are running their socks off!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:27:40
It's like we are playing with a man down in midfield. Gladwin seems to be having a lovely time jogging around while those around him are running their socks off!

Is Gladwin even jogging!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:29:17
Is Gladwin even jogging!

He’s running at full speed.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:29:29
He’s running at full speed.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:30:42
He’s running at full speed.
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 :clap: :clap:]


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Badger on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:31:21
Song for the TE at half time -

“Cheryl Cole and you fucked it up”


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:32:54
What a hit by Cancelo - just assumed that was in


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:33:11
We've grown into this, goal kick calamity aside. Man City barely in second gear but KKH looking a useful outlet.

It's still extremely talented men against nervous boys mind.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:33:36
What a hit by Cancelo - just assumed that was in

Superb...I also thought it was in


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:34:28
KKH has done himself no damage with his employers tonight so far - Gerrard will be liking what he sees


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:35:13
Gladwin offering nothing


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:35:41
KKH has done himself no damage with his employers tonight so far - Gerrard will be liking what he sees
This is the best I have seen him defend! Probably because he isn't bombing forward.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:36:30
stop ... the.... shot... Ball.... you...fuckwits

it's been nice watching man city pass it around, make it look so easy.

we don't have the players to get in their faces, and we've been pretty poor with the ball on the free occasions we got it .


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:36:45
Gladwin offering nothing
If Williams isn't fit then replace him with East or preferably Grant


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:36:51
I'm proud of our showing apart from the second goal. Lyden does not look out of place in this company. Pleased with Simpson also.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:37:04
only down 2.....that isn't horrible. especially since we gave them one for free


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RJack on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:37:22
Gladwin offering nothing
He’s been absolutely dog shit can’t understand how he’s made the starting line up


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:38:25
That was OK. But it does highlight the shelf life of Garnerball.

KKH the best so far. Could have been far worse. Had a couple of sniffs and I reckon we will actually score.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:38:31
the is no point having a ball player like gladwin on if you can't get the ball


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:38:32
Although I wanted to see Williams I'd much rather he stayed in his cotton wool til Tuesday. That's as long as he fucking starts on Tuesday


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:39:45
Gladwin has been a complete liability so far. Just gives the ball away every time he gets it. It’s hard to believe that he’s come back from playing a higher level worse than when he left us.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Robinz on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:40:08
Would like to see AG on.
But Garner would hate that especially if he did well


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:40:16
I think we only committed a single foul in that half - we can't even get close to them.  It's a pleasant enough watch, but they are just running a training session against us.  You can't read much into it and I'm not going to pick out individuals, but we are a goal walking on our left side if they fancy taking us more often.  The fannying about at goal kicks was asking for trouble, and we got some.

KKH has had a good game (OK, singling out good performances) and Simpson has done alright.

Overall, I guess it could have been a lot worse, but they can't have had an easier game against lower league opposition in terms of being given time and space.

Sort of feel a bit sorry for our players.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:40:25
We've grown into this, goal kick calamity aside. Man City barely in second gear but KKH looking a useful outlet.

It's still extremely talented men against nervous boys mind.

We said the same.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:40:40
Although I wanted to see Williams I'd much rather he stayed in his cotton wool til Tuesday. That's as long as he fucking starts on Tuesday

agree....need to keep in mind this is just really an exhibition match....no chance of a result...protect williams and anyone else so they are ready for the league games....need to go for promotion!!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:43:03
On the plus side for England in the future, Palmer looks a talent.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:43:27
KKH the only real bright spot in that half, although McKirdy is trying his level best


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:43:55
Agree, give Cowmeadow and Parsons 20 minutes they'll remember for the rest of their lives rather than risking Williams.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:44:28
Man City had 77% possession which there is nothing we can do about as they're so good. We could help ourselves by kicking the ball long from goal kicks otherwise they will just pick us off with ease.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:45:44
Agree, give Cowmeadow and Parsons 20 minutes they'll remember for the rest of their lives rather than risking Williams.

Indeed, let them have a run out they will remember.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:45:46
Bringing Anthony Grant on would be a disaster, he hasn't played a competetive game for about 3 months. and I am a massive AG fan.

Williams for Gladwin is the only move that makes sense, or if not fit East


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:46:02
Can see us winning this 3-2.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:46:54
I see the keeper has been taking training from Nicky Hammond when it comes to handling back passes and kicking in general.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:46:57
On the plus side for England in the future, Palmer looks a talent.

Think he has been the best player on the pitch, surprisingly given the talent


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:47:18
I think we only committed a single foul in that half - we can't even get close to them.  It's a pleasant enough watch, but they are just running a training session against us.  You can read much into it and I'm not going to pick out individuals, but we are a goal walking on our left side if they fancy taking us more often.  The fannying about at goal kicks was asking for trouble, and we got some.

KKH has had a good game (OK, singling out good performances) and Simpson has done alright.

Overall, I guess it could have been a lot worse, but they can't have had an easier game against lower league opposition in terms of being given time and space.

Sort of feel a bit sorry for our players.
Would you expect us to get that "close to them"?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:47:44
Palmer's movement is astonishing for youngster and it is combined with no lack of pace and great control.  He may even be a better prospect than Foden was.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:48:02
Would you expect us to get that "close to them"?

No, hence not knocking anyone.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Robinz on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:48:25
This game is showing the issues with professional football in general.
To much money.
To a lesser situation Speedway faced a similar problem before riders and teams were controlled...


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:48:33
On the plus side for England in the future, Palmer looks a talent.
Absolutely


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:49:14
I would give Parsons a run out definitely, but probably for McKirdy


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:49:57
This game is showing the issues with professional football in general.
To much money.
To a lesser situation Speedway faced a similar problem before riders and teams were controlled...

I think that is a real issue, but Man City do this to top top teams as well.  You have to hand it to Pep.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:50:14
Did Pougatch just call him Carlton Palmer? :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:50:46
That's what I thought


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:50:51
I’d love to see us ditch ‘the plan’ for 45 minutes and just get into them* show a bit of nasty streak.

*if we can get near them


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:52:11
Atmosphere gone flat


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:53:44
Ally McCoist on Don Rogers - "What a player" <3


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:53:54
Did Pougatch just call him Carlton Palmer? :D

He certainly did


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:55:00
McCoist clearly having a quick look on Wikipedia there


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:56:27
He's certainly talking sense about us messing around at the back


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:56:40
Williams coming on


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:58:12
He's certainly talking sense about us messing around at the back

Yup, what he just said (in a justifiably exasperated tone) about us just going direct to Simpson and McKirdy before fanny arsing around at the back is clearly absolutely right


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:59:11
Spot on!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 20:59:30
Williams coming on

Maybe I went too soon - i saw him get up and start unzipping his coat

Anyway, it's not 60 mins yet


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:04:00
3 nil Gundogan


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:04:25
FFS. Get the fuckin wall in the right place! Sorry Mr Ward. Number 2 keeper. Let's hope Emanuele is better.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:04:37
Poor defending the wall should have been over more


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:04:53
Feel for Ward, he’s having a mare. Confidence looks shot.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:04:54
Bit embarrassing that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:06:01
Penalty City


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:06:29
Saved


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:06:48
That was a shit penalty


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:07:11
Terrible penalty from Jesus


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:07:26
Blow the final whistle.  There's the highlight.  Wardy, take a bow!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:07:30
Redeemed yourself a bit Mr Ward!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:07:50
Good for Ward's confidence.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:08:46
Ironically, we have conceded 3, I don't think Jojo concedes 2 of those 3 - that's not to say that we still wouldn't be 3 nil down


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:09:45
Tactical fouls at 3-0 up, ludicrous levels of professionalism


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:10:10
Superb tackle


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:10:40
brilliant tackle KKH


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:10:44
Ironically, we have conceded 3, I don't think Jojo concedes 2 of those 3 - that's not to say that we still wouldn't be 3 nil down

I think if we’d frustrated City enough (by not conceding those sloppy goals) they’d have probably just gone up a gear anyway.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:10:47
Simpson's leg went to jelly - went to ground in the box - not given - rightly so


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:11:30
I think if we’d frustrated City enough (by not conceding those sloppy goals) they’d have probably just gone up a gear anyway.

Agreed


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:12:19
KDB off - Mcatee on


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:13:45
Simpson looks like he has no legs left


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:14:41
I think if we’d frustrated City enough (by not conceding those sloppy goals) they’d have probably just gone up a gear anyway.

Up to first gear from neutral


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:15:04
McKirdy knackered too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:15:21
Williams & Critch on - Gladwin & Mayo off


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:15:45
We now have 11 players on the pitch


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:16:35
Odimayo off an odd one, KKH has been down for treatment twice.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:17:24
Might as well give Parsons and JML a run out


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:20:20
Got a feeling we might see the new keeper Tuesday


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:22:51
Fuck me, we scored a goal


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:22:53
1-3 McKirdy


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:23:27
Well done Williams and McKirdy!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:23:54
Fuck yes!!!!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:24:09
Have it!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:24:12
Keeper has had a mare there but hey ho.

Really enjoyed McCoists commentary tonight tbh


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:25:29
Running scared!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:26:39
Palmers a bit good isn’t he


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:26:46
1-4 Palmer - what a player


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:27:10
Can't argue with brilliance


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:27:23
Keeper has had a mare there but hey ho.

Really enjoyed McCoists commentary tonight tbh

As have I, he’s been a good listen


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:27:43
1-4 Palmer - what a player

What he definitely needs is a loan spell in L2


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:28:05
Gundogan off
Parsons on for Simpson


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:28:26
What he definitely needs is a loan spell in L2

100%


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:29:52
Parsons looks a bit trimmer to me - that might be my eyes though


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:30:25
Ake off


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:30:46
Palmer off


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:31:29
McKirdy fucked - off for Dabre


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:31:59
Reed off for East


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:33:18
Conroy hobbling


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:34:22
Dabre does a comedy dive when his body overtook his legs :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:34:58
Gret save by Ward from Rodri = pushed onto the bar


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:35:03
Don’t think our bar has ever been thumped that hard


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:35:25
What on earth is Floor Screeding?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:35:47
What a save Ward


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:38:06
What on earth is Floor Screeding?
Levelling a concrete floor before putting down flooring.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:38:47
That is why I didn't want to play a team like Man City


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:39:29
FT 1-4


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:39:56
1-4. After Stevenage I thought we could lose by 10 but 1-4 is respectable. Shouldn’t dent our confidence for our promotion push.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:40:19
Broadly to script, but we got a goal. City had many more gears they didn't need, but some memories.

The key thing is that we get back to winning in the league.

And I learned about floor screeding. So something for everyone, thanks NMH.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:40:56
You’ll not catch me knocking that effort in a million years. Tried their hearts out


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:41:14
We were taught a footballing lesson this evening but fair play for not giving up.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Badger on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:42:11
Keeper has had a mare there but hey ho.

Really enjoyed McCoists commentary tonight tbh

Agree


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:42:20
since I have started watching this team, the defense has been the biggest weakness. especially off of corners and set plays...tonight the defense seemed to attack the ball as it came in and cleared it...i hope their continue this....if swindon plays this hard every game, they will be getting a lot of results...


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:42:39
No need to analyse the game, much as expected and the fuss around the game just goes to prove the saying - we won't be playing teams like this in League Two this season.

I thought KKH, Hunt, Lyden, Simpson (although a little over eager) and McKirdy did very well.  Williams looked lively when he came on.

Bank the money, shrug the game off and focus on the real challenge in front of us.  Hopefully a few quid in the coffers allows us to bring a couple of new faces in.  We need strengthening down the left and a forward, proper one (not knocking Simpson).


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:43:21
Enjoyable to watch that - apart from the 2 defensive cock ups..

Their first and last goals - class and no complaints - Palmer best player on the pitch


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:43:50
Palmer > Grealish


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:44:56
Ward good shot stopper. Poor with his feet.
KKH MotM. Defended very well
Conroy. Tried to be Hoddle.
Odimayo. Surprised he was subbed.
Hunt did well
Iandolo. Only beaten for 2 goals.
Reed harried but isn't a 1 man midfield
Gladwin offered nothing
McKirdy scored! Ran his socks off
Simpson ran himself into the ground
Someone else? Obviously didn't do much (Actually, it was Lyden who played pretty well closing people down)

Subs:
Parsons. Tried hard
Williams didn't look fit. Good run and pass for the goal
Dabre comedy run around
East didn't get a touch did he?
Crichlow did OK. Shame his header went into Townend


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:45:12
I'm not sure there is much up top for Palmer based on the interview though :-)  Maybe it helps, just soaks up the coaching with all the spare space there.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:45:24
Palmer looks class and good job Foden wasn't on the pitch as well


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:46:09
Palmer > Grealish

Also less intelligent then Grealish as well judging by his interview.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:46:33
You’ll not catch me knocking that effort in a million years. Tried their hearts out


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:46:38
I'm not sure there is much up top for Palmer based on the interview though :-)  Maybe it helps, just soaks up the coaching with all the spare space there.

Agreed.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:47:15
Palmer > Grealish

Hmmm, you might be stretching it a bit there, at the moment..  in the future, maybe


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:48:07
Overall kept it respectable and players gave a good account of themselves. Only disappointment was way we conceded, doubly frustrating as we stopped the short nonsense second half so we didn’t need to do it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:48:17
Also less intelligent then Grealish as well judging by his interview.

What did he say?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:49:22
What did he say?

Not much.  One line was something like "coach told me to stay wide, so I did".  Insightful.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:49:33
You think Lyden was shit? Wow
No, no, no. I realised who I forgot!

Lyden was excellent in the first half and tried hard in the second.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:49:41
What did he say?

Usual teenage stuff, struggling to put 2 sentences together


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:50:30
Lyden and Reed together for the second half of the season could be quite tasty, especially if Williams can get fit and play more often in front of them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:50:34
No, no, no. I realised who I forgot!

Lyden was excellent in the first half and tried hard in the second.
Ha, yeah I noticed the re-appraisal!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:53:21
Usual teenage stuff, struggling to put 2 sentences together

This. Also the person conducting the interview asked in a roundabout way how Pep would have rated his performance. Palmer had to ask the person doing the interview who they were referring to.

Still the lad will earn more money in his lifetime then I will (unless I win a big lottery), so good luck to him.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:53:31
Lyden and Reed together for the second half of the season could be quite tasty, especially if Williams can get fit and play more often in front of them.

Yep, Lyden could be like a new player if he puts a run of games together


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:53:48
Ha, yeah I noticed the re-appraisal!
I just couldn't remember who the 11rh was! Then saw the penalty replay and saw him!

Bloody senior moments! 😂



Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:54:11
Think they chose the wrong place to put Ashley Cole  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:54:54
This. Also the person conducting the interview asked in a roundabout way how Pep would have rated his performance. Palmer had to ask the person doing the interview who they were referring to.

Still the lad will earn more money in his lifetime then I will (unless I win a big lottery), so good luck to him.

Probably already has…


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:55:05
This. Also the person conducting the interview asked in a roundabout way how Pep would have rated his performance. Palmer has to ask the person doing the interview who they were referring to.

Still the lad will earn more money in his lifetime then I will (unless I win a big lottery), so good luck to him.

Based on the performance, the focus on his football rather than academic ability looks like a good move - potential of a big future there


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Badger on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:56:54
Happy with that - Leicester let in 6 remember.

I don't get the criticism of the keeper, some great saves - including a penalty - and he clearly didn't want to play it short all the time, clearly following orders. I thought he played well

Should be a good springboard for the promotion push


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Boeta on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:57:10
Someone needs to tell Conroy that he's not Beckenbauer. It would be ok if it's a one off but he gives the ball away so cheap at league 2 level as well. He is a good lower league defender and organiser - just do that well and have a good career.

I've been a Lyden fanboy since he signed, but so good to have him back. Class act.

Need a new LWB but we've known that for months.

All in all we gave it a fair crack. We don't have the organisation and off the ball discipline to sit back so they were always going to unpick us at points but we broke through ourselves and would've taken the score before the game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:57:16
I said at half time to PV that we look much worse with Gladwin on the pitch than off.

Can't see Williams being more than an pact player as he seems injury prone. We need another player in there.

We missed Payne's energy especially in the first half.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Friday, January 7, 2022, 21:58:00
Probably already has…

Haha I spotted my error and adjusted it but you spotted it before I made the adjustment.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Boeta on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:00:09
I said at half time to PV that we look much worse with Gladwin on the pitch than off.

Can't see Williams being more than an pact player as he seems injury prone. We need another player in there.

We missed Payne's energy especially in the first half.

Agreed. It was never going to be Gladwins game as needed mobile players to close them down. Cannot work out how on earth he got 70 minutes


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:01:24
Agreed. It was never going to be Gladwins game as needed mobile players to close them down. Cannot work out how on earth he got 70 minutes

He lasted 70 minutes by conserving energy and not running!



Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:01:46
Ben Garner does see a penalty regularly that just wasn't there


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:02:19
Garner:
- Proud
- Defence set up well
- Couple of mistakes
- Great goal
- Should have had penalty
- Nice to play Man City
- Worked on 2 ways to avoid press. Didn't clip it longer
- Been interesting if we had the penalty
- Great experience for the players
- A few in there that may play in the Premier league


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:04:02
The Simpson tackle wasn't a penalty


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:05:29
The Simpson tackle wasn't a penalty

Nope - he got jelly legs


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:05:45
The Simpson tackle wasn't a penalty
According to Garner it was


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:09:18
I think the Simpson smile caught on TV said it all😀


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:09:26
According to Garner it was

But then Garner though that every goal Cobblers scored on Sat was offside..  He does see things that just aren't there quite regularly


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:13:32
But then Garner though that every goal Cobblers scored on Sat was offside..  He does see things that just aren't there quite regularly

He was the same after the Barrow game when he said multiple decisions went against Town.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:18:23
77% possession and only 9 shots on target? Fuck me that's not good.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:22:03
Yeah, Garner might be the most one eyed manager we've had when it comes to refereeing decisions, he reckons we're hard done by every single week. It's not a particularly endearing trait.


Title: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:30:11
Thought we were poor first half (in context), but so much better after the break.

Really enjoyed it and we weren't disgraced at all

how fucking brilliant was it mckirdy bagged, then we got a free kick on the edge of the box ..


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:31:17
Quote from: 4D
Think they chose the wrong place to put Ashley Cole  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:

that all depends on your perspective.

I think it was a brilliant place to put him


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:33:22
77% possession and only 9 shots on target? Fuck me that's not good.

I am fairly certain that had something to do with them being in first gear and playing with us, a bit like a cat with a near dead mouse.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:41:53
Quite an enjoyable evening, expected to get beat and we weren't embarrassed which we should take solace from. To have the penalty save and McKirdy's goal at least gave us something to cheer about.

Hard to pick fault when the opposition were just purely so much better than us, but trying to play it out from the back in the first half lead to the two goals. The second you could see coming from a mile away.

I thought Hunt had a really good game, actually got close and stuck the boot in a few times. KKH was probably the standout though. Gabriel Jesus is a hell of a player, ok KKH got beat a couple of times but I thought he played very well.

Spotted a few of you lot (was sat not far from Batch) but didn't get the chance to say hello.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:43:24
Oh, and yes Palmer is certainly a talent, but doesn't appear to have a right foot.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:43:39
ah sorry Sam, didn't spot you.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:46:14
At times the atmosphere was really loud and could hardly hear the City fans


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:48:03
At times the atmosphere was really loud and could hardly hear the City fans

They were very subdued. Probably the prawn sandwich mob.


Title: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:50:28
I know the bank is hard to generate an atmosphere in, but I'll bet Rovers will be louder.

think man city being in cruise control for periods kind of tempered things a bit

got much better in the second half.
--
TV watchers, did the Lee Power song get on air at the end (when Ashley Cole was talking)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:51:52
Quote from: Legends-Lounge
They were very subdued. Probably the prawn sandwich mob.

the thought of the prawn sandwich brigade having to do on the Bank anuses me .

probably a culture shock


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:57:25
I suppose it's the other end of the spectrum. Being the underdog creates a bit of passion etc. City were a lot lot louder 20+ years ago when they came.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 22:59:55
I am fairly certain that had something to do with them being in first gear and playing with us, a bit like a cat with a near dead mouse.

Nope, they had 23 shots and were obviously playing flat out  ::)

Jesting aside they are a class side. Quite a small side too, apart from Ake.


Title: Re: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 23:02:41
the thought of the prawn sandwich brigade having to do on the Bank anuses me .

probably a culture shock
Glad it anuses you....

Albeit the idea of anyone getting a prawn sandwich on the bank is unbelievable..

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Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 23:04:37
Whelks, maybe.


Title: Re: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, January 7, 2022, 23:04:44
Jesting aside they are a class side. Quite a small side too, apart from Ake.

That centre half they bought on for the last 5 mins looked fucking huge on the TV...



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Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 23:10:25
I didn't see him  :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Boy About Town on Friday, January 7, 2022, 23:11:58
Keeper has had a mare there but hey ho.

Really enjoyed McCoists commentary tonight tbh

Ally is amazing. Love him on TalkSPORT


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 23:15:53
Did the smoke bomb show up on telly when we scored? I saw the fucker throw it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Badger on Friday, January 7, 2022, 23:16:55
yes but they didn't dwell on it


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Frigby Daser on Friday, January 7, 2022, 23:24:06
Good atmosphere. Players worked their socks off against one of the best teams in the world and we had a magic moment when McKirdy scored. And I love having Jordan Lyden back in there. That’s a good night as a Town fan, and a nice one to remember. Now onto Mansfield…

- and if the guy who’s son collapsed by the Magic Roundabout at about 6ish having a fit is on here, I hope he’s alright.



Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Boy About Town on Friday, January 7, 2022, 23:28:08
Good atmosphere. Players worked their socks off against one of the best teams in the world and we had a magic moment when McKirdy scored. And I love having Jordan Lyden back in there. That’s a good night as a Town fan, and a nice one to remember. Now onto Mansfield…

- and if the guy who’s son collapsed by the Magic Roundabout at about 6ish having a fit is on here, I hope he’s alright.



He is okay.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 00:06:45
Great evening. Loved it. Big match occasions are great at The County Ground. Only wish i was born a while earlier so I could have experienced the Premier League and some of our other great sides and matches.

Second goal pissed me off but pride is the main feeling. Those players smash Premier League sides on a weekly basis. So much respect for the way City approach games. Like a well oiled engine in action. It's scary to think of how much better they could play if required.

Penalty save and our goal were great moments and I won't lie when we got the free kick outside the box moments later I was kind of expecting a goal. We are Swindon after all. Never a dull moment.

Rodri I found quite awe inspiring to see in person. Absolutely massive and appears to have a force field around him when he's on the ball. Think he could play well anywhere on the pitch. Cole Palmer is a superstar in the making no doubt.

Hope we use that as confidence and the club gets a decent financial boost. Promotion has to be the aim now.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 00:20:00
I just hope we score, or at least have something to celebrate

We did & had the penalty save so happy enough.

Have to say that City are probably the best team I’ve ever seen at the county ground.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 00:35:36
the thought of the prawn sandwich brigade having to do on the Bank anuses me .

probably a culture shock
Lucky if they managed to get prawn flavoured crisps.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Honkytonk on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 00:58:45
Well that was a long day but what a great evening of football. Don't think I've genuinely enjoyed a game we've lost that much ever.

KKH proved himself a class above tonight, and Williams when he came on was a huge improvement over Gladwin who I forgot was on the field regularly, until he meandered into the right spot to lose the ball or scuff a pass. What a shame that's the type of player he is now, I know he's had some brighter moments this season but he essentially meant we were playing with 10 men for 70m tonight.

Then again bit unfair perhaps to judge when we're up against the Prem leaders, but nobody else really embarrassed themselves tonight.

Apart from the Man city support which was hilariously bad, or the design of their third kit. The font is just messed up. I heard one bloke in front of me shout "What the fuck is a deebruvnee" when de bruyne came to take a throw in which made me chuckle.

Haven't watched the highlights back yet but if they gave the pen at our end they should have given Simpson's. He got weak all of a sudden but then their player went down like a fish failing to leap up a watercourse so...


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 02:25:52
Cole Palmer is fucking good at football.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 02:44:53
Cole Palmer is fucking good at football.

Will raise you that with Rodri. Best player I’ve seen live. In total control of the game


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 08:17:43
Just looked in a copy of the scum,  no match report, not even the result,  what a shit paper.
At least expected a ‘small’ column.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 08:29:09
Just looked in a copy of the scum,  no match report, not even the result,  what a shit paper.
At least expected a ‘small’ column.

You’re really after the cheap holiday voucher weren’t you….


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 08:57:35
Carvan in April😀


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 09:07:22
Man City are simply superb, the gulf in class incredible and sadly reflects on football with the divides in money. It’s simply got bigger over the years.
Once their team was announced it was simply a case of how many.

Playing the way we do, second goal summed it up, against the best pressing side in the Country just suicidal. However go long and it was immediately coming back.

No disgrace, atmosphere at times superb particularly when we scored.
All about the income and how far we have come, Citeh fans I spoke to after the game full respect.

Just hope we can start to strengthen, as we are so short in depth as it is starting to show.
May be more likely at the end of this season however reasons to be optimistic that the club can start to progress once again.
Only wish is for those fans to make more effort to come again.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 09:11:51
Carvan in April😀

Five star I expect.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 09:13:39
A big mention to Ward for not going to pieces especially after the free kick went in. He was also taking a lot of friendly stick from the City fans in the second half but still managed to hive them a friendly wave when asked to do so!

That which my son and I thought he could have done better with was sublime, having watched on YouTube from behind the goal camera very little chance to get across. So for no real fault in that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 09:13:52
Only if you collect all the vouchers!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 09:15:54
That which my son and I thought he could have done better with was sublime, having watched on YouTube from behind the goal camera very little chance to get across. So for no real fault in that.

Felt sorry for him sat in the goal looking dejected but fair play to him for having abit of banter with the City fans


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 09:18:04
that's the thing with top sides isn't it. yes they have skill, and pace and are physically strong.

bit it's the movement and speed of thought. it doesn't have to be lung busting. just  move to the right place at the right time to get the ball.

it looks so easy and effortless.

then, suddenly at the right moment,  the hot knife carves through the buttery defence

Man city are the masters. I hope  the town players enjoyed the experience and have their heads held high.

Tuesday is going to be very difficult coming so soon after that effort


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 09:20:11
Felt sorry for him sat in the goal looking dejected but fair play to him for having abit of banter with the City fans

Take a look at that free kick from behind the goal. It was bent with 100% accuracy around the outside of the wall. Space from the outside of the wall to the inside of the post was very, very narrow but as I said hit with 100% accuracy. Saved a pen and that bullet shot which he tipped onto the bar near then was top draw TBF to the lad, top draw.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 09:21:22
that's the thing with top sides isn't it. yes they have skill, and pace and are physically strong.

bit it's the movement and speed of thought. it doesn't have to be lung busting. just  move to the right place at the right time to get the ball.

it looks so easy and effortless.

then, suddenly at the right moment,  the hot knife carves through the buttery defence

Man city are the masters. I hope  the town players enjoyed the experience and have their heads held high.

Tuesday is going to be very difficult coming so soon after that effort

Indeed, back to the slog of bread and butter football. See how they respond.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 09:39:05
the biggest step is to get a goal. reward that packed out county ground. Swindon 1 and Man City anything 5 or below would be acceptable.

they are probably the only team in the country where there isn't much hope. Iv said to friends that as crazy as it sounds we are too similar too city in our play and we aren't going to out Pep, Pep. A team like cheltenham with their aerial threats, size and set piece ability and you never know.

We can dream though and nothing wrong with that at all. Im sure we will see grealish play and isn't he best mates with mckirdy? should be fun

Well this happened. Swindon 1 and City below 5 was no disgrace. they were everything you thought they were going to be.

We also did try to take on pep at passing out from the back. we struggled last week to do this against Stevenage and mccoist rightly slated us for it. we never had the set up to go long but it did create our best chances.

Ellis is worth a mention thought he had a solid game apart from the first goal.

it's a very hard match to analyse and really isn't worth it as we will never come up against anything like that for many a year. Ward was a victim and I hope he could reflect on the pen and the positives, conroy proper stitched him up on the 2nd.

atmosphere was flat first half. was almost like the fans expected an upset and then were shocked when they started scoring. 2nd half much better and the goal was brilliant.

had to shout out at 2 "fans" behind me. drove me crazy at times, jeering Ward for kicking long and another for constantly shouting forward, don't give them time and push up. different planet some people.

decent crowd, decent money made and a decent goal.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 09:42:48
That which my son and I thought he could have done better with was sublime, having watched on YouTube from behind the goal camera very little chance to get across. So for no real fault in that.

The accuracy was top notch, no doubt about it. He has a very small window to aim for.

I think the criticism comes from should the wall have been placed a few yards further that way, thus increasing the bend needed and/or should Ward have been a step further that way himself.

Either way, it’s highly unlikely anyone at L2 level will punish us for that free kick/wall set up.




Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: stfcjack on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 09:50:06
Wow what an evening. City put out a side that would have not been out of place in the later stages of the champions league, brilliant respect showed from them. It’s not till you see it up close you notice the difference in levels. City were a yard quicker all over the pitch and 2 yards quicker in their heads.

Proud of the lads, never gave up and continued fighting up till the end. Can’t explain how good a packed out town end looks, I really hope we can fill it up more often, it can be a special place. Excellent boost for the club and something none of us could have foreseen a year ago. I love this club, let’s kick on now.

Also quick mention to Kyle Walker, giving the young DS lad a hug at halftime. A small act but one that has probably made that lads day and won’t be forgotten.

COYR


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Honkytonk on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 09:59:24
Remembered this morning that someone started shouting 'FORWARRRD' at the Man City players as they were drinking it about in the first half. Made me chuckle.

Also quick mention to Kyle Walker, giving the young DS lad a hug at halftime. A small act but one that has probably made that lads day and won’t be forgotten.

Yeah what a great gesture from him. Those kids must have had a ball, playing 'on telly' and then getting a lap of honour around the swindon end of the fans, great bit of PR by the club there.

Having not been for a while, are the ads on the digital hoardings at the sides always that obnoxious? It seems odd to me they're allowed red, white, moving advertisements featuring shapes and colours flashing during the match.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 10:04:47
Fairly sure the digital ad hoardings were rented for this match. It was an odd combination of sponsors on them too - Emirates obviously as the cup sponsors, a couple of other household names, Imagine Cruising and then what looked like a couple of Clem-adjacent building businesses, some of which were definitely Australian. Would be interested in knowing the story of what happened with them, dull as I am.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 11:10:32
As I stated previously I would be happy with under 5 goals conceded.

We did that (just) and actually scored a good goal on the break, not disappointed, we tried to play football and at times actually did manage that, 1st half Ward was a disaster but 2nd half he played far better. KKH was absolutely outstanding and I thought McKirdy and Simpson did well with the little service they did have.

The bad...Ward 1st half cost us at least 1 goal with his indecisive kicking, Iandolo looked totally lost, Gladwin was a passenger again and lacked any mobility or urge and slow and ponderous on the ball.

Our defence did some good and some awful stuff, pretty normal, Hunt, Odimayo and COnroy all made a few mistakes but were never overrun, it was what I was expecting.

Reed made a few errors with his short passing as City pressed him, but he didnt do too bad and I doubt he will ever come up against a harder pressing team in his whole career.

Lyden did really well and didn't look out of place against such a strong midfield.

The fans were loud for almost the whole game unlike the very quiet City fans and got a great goal to celebrate as a reward, not a bad crowd of 14,753 (2,318 City) in the end so a decent money maker for the club.

Now lets concentrate on the league and start winning games again.

Oh and I did enjoy Ally McMoist on commentary, especialy the bit about loving Don Rogers and the League Cup final in 1969 being one of his first footballing memories and also talking about us beating Napoli the year after in the AIC.

Massive game on Tuesday now followed by another next Saturday.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 11:17:04
McCoist was very good I thought, as was the ITV commentary and coverage in general.

I blame Conroy for the second goal as Ward clearly wanted to kick it long as was highlighted on the commentary. Conroy insisted on him playing it short and it must be hard to overrule your captain in a situation like that especially when you've only just come into the side.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 11:29:57
McCoist was very good I thought, as was the ITV commentary and coverage in general.

I blame Conroy for the second goal as Ward clearly wanted to kick it long as was highlighted on the commentary. Conroy insisted on him playing it short and it must be hard to overrule your captain in a situation like that especially when you've only just come into the side.

Absolutely, thought that too. Garner sulked about it too


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 11:30:32
Villa fans on KKH (and McKirdy).

Quote
He has been used as a winger a few times this season so expect him to start there.

Good to see our old academy boys, McKirdy and Lyden also having a decent life after Villa.

Although from what I've read Swindon usually play with a back three and a midfielder that drops deep to make it a back four, with the full backs playing further forward, and I imagine they will play similar today, the fullbacks will have more defending to do, but in their sysem they will get a lot of help, so won't just be about Kesler-Hayden marking a particular player.

Seems decent enough defensively . Which is good as i have only ever seen him play for the villa youth teams as a marauding wingback .

I’m telling you right now. This lads ready.

Absolute class against Jesus

Very good recovery pace just now. Technically good.
Yeah think he's got enough about him to challenge for first team place  in near future. Think he might need another loan spell though higher up the leagues

Very impressed

He looked superb just then. Very quick, good technique and very composed

I thought he did really well first half, positionally sound defensively, has been decent on the ball with a couple of lovely long passes behind the City defence, maybe a little too conservative in getting forward but that's understandable - it's just a pity have hobbled themselves with the dopey effort at playing out from the back. Loved the way he defended Jesus at the end of the half, then pulled a trick on him to get the ball away.

On the evidence of this (and when I've I've seen him for Villa age groups) he looks like he could become the real deal.

Swindon's best player , beautiful couple of over the top balls have beat city a few times.  He's far better than their level , needs to go up a division or maybe 2!

I think he's been excellent, is doing okay defensively, has looked extremely comfortable in possession, is passing well, has shown a few times that he can go past players and has a bit of trickery, also played a few very good balls down the line for Simpson. Obviously hasn't been able to get forward as much, but he's looked pretty much as he does for our U23s.

Very assured, very confident, a few tricks, playing well. You can see why Villa gave him a 5 year deal at a young age.

At this rate we will be calling him back to play for us this season.

Well done McKirdy, great goal.

Well done Kaine, you put in a cracking performance.

Lads going to the very top.
Question is do we keep him and play him in cups next year with a view to competing with Cash Or do we send him on loan again.
I think we play him.

I would loan him out again, another year of development and he will be our first choice.

All the plastic man city fans want to buy him not knowing he's on loan from us.

I would't be surprised if we get clubs at an higher level than Swindon asking if they can have him in the second half of the season. Probably best to leave him where he is, but I'm sure we will be getting plenty of offers in the summer as well. Hopefully today's performance will give him even more confidence to improve even more in the second half of the season.

As an aside I imagine Man City will be getting a lot of loan offers for Cole Palmer as well, Kesler-Hayden younger than him by about five months, so was the youngest player to start the game and play the whole 90 minutes.

Great to see him take the opportunity to show the world some of what he's about. The bit people didn't see is just how much he can be a threat at the top end of the field, which is kind of understandable given the opposition - it's great for those that have seen a lot of him though to see just how much his defending has come on.

Really enjoyed his performance.... 2 more ex villans too, fine goal from McKirdy. very quick and good feet

Cole Palmer (who looks a real talent tbf) getting more plaudits for playing well against lower league opposition than KKH is for playing well against PL opposition.

KKH showed real maturity beyond his years last night and this loan to Swindon has done him the world of good. Positionally sound throughout, some super interceptions, decent passing and didn’t look fazed at any point.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 11:33:10
I hate getting beat. I hate getting beat on TV. I hate the fact that there is such a gulf between us and the top of the Premier League. I hate the fact that we conceded 4 at home and that one or two could have been prevented. I hated the first half as I was worried that our 10 man team (Gladwin looked as if he wasn't playing as part of the team) had run themselves into the ground.

I loved the McKirdy goal. I'm glad Parsons (who looked bright) and Dabre (who tried) got a few mins as that may help them in the future. I'm glad the club made some money.

I wonder who the Palace lad will come in for? I wonder whether that will hasten KKH's departure for a higher division? I wonder whether it will make Man City think about sending youngsters to us?

I hope it will spell the end for Gladwin starting ever again. I hope that Ward can improve his distribution, as I felt sorry for him. Did so well as a shot stopper, but looked foolish for 2 goals and in pumping the ball into touch or panicking with short passes.

I don't really care about Man 'fuckin' City and millionaires coming to the County ground. I want to see a good game of football between evenly matched sides when my team comes out on top.

Apart from that, KKH having Jesus in his pocket, and that young kid in midfield for them running the game were highlights.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 11:40:30
Good news, my tickets have just turned up…


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 11:43:37
Just reflecting on last night Lyden was very good. If he can stay fit is it time for him to lead and captain the team? He seemed to be very vocal last night and let the likes of Conroy know exactly what he thought of the fucking about at the back. As well as a couple of new signings him playing regularly could be a massive factor in how our season goes.

Assuming he’s able to play on Tuesday I’d give him the armband and see if it drives his performance up another level.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 11:46:45
You’re really after the cheap holiday voucher weren’t you….
Actually,  now you mention it ……….


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 11:48:53
You’re really after the cheap holiday voucher weren’t you….
Thinking about it the 10 pages they wasted on that is probably why they had no room to print our result.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 11:53:25
Well before the opening goal, it became clear that playing it out from the back was leading to surrendering possession in our own half - and that persisting with this would invite extra goal scoring opportunities for City.

Ward has taken flack for one or both openers and his execution was especially at fault for the second.  

Faced with an understandable desire to follow his manager's rigid instructions and using his initiative to respond to the effects of City's pressing, I suspect that that the worst happened - and that Ward got caught between two stools.

There are risks with the way our GK is asked to distribute but I feel that the coaching is too rigid here.  We need a plan B and a Plan C.  Last night, first half especially, I feel Garner's approach in this area:

1)  failed to pay proper respect to the quality and nature of City's pressing
2)  failed to allow for the fact Ward's strengths do not lie in his footballing skills

With 2 penalties saved against FG and Man City - together with some outstanding saves - I remain very comfortable with Ward's ability to cover for Jojo.  But Garner needs to play to his players' strengths.



Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 11:57:56
The obigatory opposition forum thoughts, obviously Man City have a lot of forums and a lot of posters but here are some comments from the top forum.

Thank you Man City (I know some of your forum posters will be reading this) your comments are much appreciated.

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Great game, really enjoyed that.

Ally McCoist class act commentator.

very comfortable but thought we weren’t at our best and never got out of first gear.

We get the win, Worzels get a goal, win win

Also fair play to Swindon. Plugged away, played hard but fair, gave it a go

Great performance Palmer excellent
and Swindon well done for not trying to kick fuck out of us

Credit to Swindon for sticking to their principles

Fair play to Swindon Town, they had a go, they played with more balls then most of the Premier League sides we play.

Really pleased we played a strong side, respecting our fans and theirs.

Professional performance in 2nd gear.

Good finish by McKirdy although he looks like he shouldn't be allowed within 50 yards of a playground

The lad with the pineapple haircut was excellent for Swindon. Edit: Kesler-Hayden.

Swindon trying to play football unlike some of PL teams vs us. They getting a goal must have been great fun for their players and fans.

Well done Swindon.More shots on target than the gooners on Saturday.

Ally McCoist great as well - none of the bullshit you get with BT or Sky

So enjoyable that.
Still buzzing after watching such a decent game, played in such a great spirit.
So sad that such games are so rare these days.
Full credit Swindon!
Pre-season there next year?

Pleased for Swindon that they showed that they want to get the ball and play the correct way.
Pleased for the Swindon assists manager. I know him and he’s been through some personal heart ache the last few years so I hope he enjoyed his evening. I know he likes to play the game the correct way so all credit to Swindon and all associated with them.

Credit to Swindon as they never resorted to hacking our players, which so many teams do.

That was a really enjoyable game.
Swindon played well, tried to control the ball, and played the game in the right spirit. So credit to them.

Didn’t mind them scoring either. Good for the kids in the crowd.

Well played Swindon. Good night all round and I hope their fans enjoyed the occasion. These early rounds of the FA Cup are good, especially so for the lower league cups as it means a lot to them.

Fair play to Swindon..tried to play football and didn't kick fuck out of us either .hope they get promoted.

Pleased for Swindon fans as well to get a goal - Peps football revolution playing from the back makes it to league 2!

For one minute I don’t want to come across as being condesending, but I like the way your team played tonight. Yes there is a huge difference in money and cost of players. Despite that you tried to play the game from back to front. No kick and rush, no physicals as some of the Premier league teams try. I can understand why you are doing well in the league as that type of football will work against teams at that level With the players you have. Stick with Garner, he knows Pep ball. best of luck for the future

Fair play to Swindon. Thought they played alright and have quite a good side for that level, No diving, no cheating, made a refreshing change from the PL dark arts we have to contend with.

Absolutely, and no bus parking hoping for a lucky break, they had a go, played some decent football themselves, certainly deserved a goal at least. An entertaining game thanks to them.

Kudos to Swindon, always tried to play football and deserved their goal

Professional and composed performance, fair play to Swindon for their manner of play, didn’t stoop to putting the boot in.

Good performance that I thought and well done to Swindon for playing their game, keeping at it and getting their goal. No kicking us and played in a great spirit. A good night all round.

Fair play to Swindon. As others have said they didn't try and clog us off the pitch

Well done Swindon, you at least breached our defence, unlike the mighty man utd or chelsea.
Good luck for the rest of your season

Good luck for the rest of the season. Really enjoyable night although it was bitterly cold. Great cup tie and your players did you proud.
I spoke to a couple of Swindon fans after the game and highlighted you had more of a go at us than Chelsea did at Stamford Bridge.
Looks like as a club you are on an upward curve and hopefully you can invest in the squad soon and a climb a division.

Like Swindon good decent team

Well done Swindon. Game played in the right spirit and that was down to you. Football in the South West is rubbished but the teams that City have played here have always played in the right way. I remember two brilliant matches in the League Cup semifinal against Bristol City and that great little Bristol City ball boy who was made guest of honour at the Etihad for the second leg.
Well done Swindon. Good luck for the rest of the season.

Decent game and result. Swindon played honest and it gives the neutrals an entertaining 90 minutes

Credit to Swindon for atleast trying to play football unlike majority of pl team . Hope they get promoted.

Here here, we’ll said and I add my best wishes for promotion, Swindon look way too good for League 2!

I was sat with the Swindon fans near the dugouts a good bunch and really pleased we played a strong team.

Well done to Swindon Town. They might have lost the Cup but they made the most out of the tie and played their football and gave their fans a night to remember. That football club should be playing football at a higher level.

Well done to Swindon for putting up a really good football fight and playing football the right way.
Thanks also for the generous comments about our club. As you say we get a lot of criticism in the media which is mostly down to the fact that the journos writing it are generational utd and pool fans and they resent us for pissing on their chips.
It’s heartening to hear there are lots of real football fans like yourself and the large majority of Swindon Reds who understand what football is about and are able to appreciate its beauty without bias.
Rest assured that many City fans like me who have followed the club for several decades will never forget where we came from and still love cold nights in places like Swindon.
Best wishes for the rest of the season.

I thought Swindon worked hard and were organised and it's nice though to see a L2 team trying to play from the back. Hope you get promoted so the U's can batter you ;-). (I'm from Manchester but 31 years living in S.Oxon has an influence).


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 12:13:31
What great comments. Nice to be reminded how decent the vast majority of proper football fans are. Good work JJ  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bathford on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 12:24:23
Not sure if this has been mentioned. Man City we’re entitled to a % of the gate and TV money. They waived that right and told Us to keep all of it.

Credit to them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 12:28:51
Thoroughly enjoyed that. Yes we were well beaten, but the atmosphere for our goal, then straight from kick off Walker getting booked for a free kick in a dangerous position and come on you reds echoing round the CG was a real moment of pride.

City were a joy to watch. Rodri, Cancelo, Palmer...too many to mention. Yeah I prefer seeing us play teams on an even footing in the league, but as a one off that was absolutely superb.

Let’s bank the fortune from this match and have a real tilt at promotion in the next few months.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 12:29:23
Not sure if this has been mentioned. Man City we’re entitled to a % of the gate and TV money. They waived that right and told Us to keep all of it.

Credit to them.
Where’d you hear that? Quality if so


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 12:30:33
Not sure if this has been mentioned. Man City we’re entitled to a % of the gate and TV money. They waived that right and told Us to keep all of it.

Credit to them.
Very nice of them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 12:32:15
Not sure if this has been mentioned. Man City we’re entitled to a % of the gate and TV money. They waived that right and told Us to keep all of it.

Credit to them.
That should be well over half a million for last night then. Perhaps we’ll be on their preseason friendly list going forwards as we didn’t try and kick lumps out of them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 12:32:53
Not sure if this has been mentioned. Man City we’re entitled to a % of the gate and TV money. They waived that right and told Us to keep all of it.

Credit to them.
If that is indeed true thats very classy of them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 12:34:54
Clem/Rob knew what they were doing with that charm offensive pre match when they found out Pep had covid  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 12:43:16
Not sure if this has been mentioned. Man City we’re entitled to a % of the gate and TV money. They waived that right and told Us to keep all of it.

Credit to them.
I think the TV money is allocated equally to both clubs - £85,000 each. So not shared as such.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 12:52:45
nice comments from the city fans.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 12:55:18
I thought there was a new FA rule about teams not being able to 'give up' their share in favour of the other?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 12:56:13
That should be well over half a million for last night then. Perhaps we’ll be on their preseason friendly list going forwards as we didn’t try and kick lumps out of them.

We discussed this last night too, so hopefully it does happen


Title: Re: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 13:06:00
McCoist was very good I thought, as was the ITV commentary and coverage in general.

I blame Conroy for the second goal as Ward clearly wanted to kick it long as was highlighted on the commentary. Conroy insisted on him playing it short and it must be hard to overrule your captain in a situation like that especially when you've only just come into the side.
This.

If you have a keeper who you know is not that confident with his feet why do a stupid one two with him in the area (which achieved the square root of fuck all and placed Ward further from the centre of goal) where it goes from him having having a clear to kick to a rushed kick whilst being closed down, likewise the player it went to in midfield hardly excelled with his control!

It was interesting to see them show Garners reaction which seemed to combine either what the fuck was that and for fucks sake.

In terms of the first one it should've never come across into the middle, but the CD's seem to be getting a free ride as to why Bernardo had an unchallenged tap in!

For the free kick, looking at it from behind the goal there was a lot of curve on it and you had a left footer lining up to take it as well so if pushed wall further one way every possibility it would have ended up in the other corner with equal accuracy.

Jesus's penalty was total gash, glad we git the rebound cleared as can imagine some would have criticised Ward for not holding it if they scored the follow up.

McCoist was very good (he does co coms on Amazon as well) and had obviously done some homework on us, Mottershead less so, I had to laugh when he suggested Town fans loved Garner, he obviously doesn't read the Internet sites I do.

Generally proud, take that and we move on.

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Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 13:14:52
Not sure if this has been mentioned. Man City we’re entitled to a % of the gate and TV money. They waived that right and told Us to keep all of it.

Credit to them.

Hate to be the miserable one, but I was in hospitality last night and Clem and Rob Angus came over to our table for a chat. Someone asked Rob if there was any chance of Man City waving the gate money and the reply was ‘no chance’


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 13:24:07
I see JML, Idem and Scott Marshall all returned inconclusive Covid tests before the game.


Title: Re: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 13:26:33
I see JML, Idem and Scott Marshall all returned inconclusive Covid tests before the game.
Explains things, thought it was hardly a vote of confidence in a newly signed keeper that he was being kept off the bench by a 40+ keeper.

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Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 13:41:28
Explains things, thought it was hardly a vote of confidence in a newly signed keeper that he was being kept off the bench by a 40+ keeper.

Sent from my SM-A125F

Indeed, although we wondered if he’d already played in the Cup (even if the preliminary rounds), but the Covid explanation makes more sense.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 13:45:01
Ben Chorley was asked by Hodgetts before the game why the new goalkeeper wasn't in the squad and said "he must have picked up a niggle" a little porkies me thinks😀


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 13:52:23
Having watched that again on the recorded TV I thought we kept our shape superbly throughout despite playing the best in the land.
Over played it but that’s what we do.

Credit the Citeh fans everyone I met superb.
Two blokes season ticket holders based in Bournemouth said we had a go unlike Chelsea etc

No shame in that whatsoever and enjoyed it.
Now on to Mansfield and Vale - no problems both sets of tickets arrived this Morning.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 13:53:58
The obigatory opposition forum thoughts, obviously Man City have a lot of forums and a lot of posters but here are some comments from the top forum.

Thank you Man City (I know some of your forum posters will be reading this) your comments are much appreciated.


Great you posting that Venks.👍


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 13:57:00
Having watched that again on the recorded TV I thought we kept our shape superbly throughout despite playing the best in the land.
Over played it but that’s what we do.

Credit the Citeh fans everyone I met superb.
Two blokes season ticket holders based in Bournemouth said we had a go unlike Chelsea etc

No shame in that whatsoever and enjoyed it.
Now on to Mansfield and Vale - no problems both sets of tickets arrived this Morning.

I think the only criticism can be the messing around with short goal kicks etc which Roy Keane has just eluded to whilst commenting on a similar incident in the Millwall v Palace game. On TV you could barely hear the City fans but I'm guessing that was down to accoustics and the westerly wind.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 14:48:54
JJ missed the best of the Man City comments

‘Bunch of wankers Oxford. Plastic Spurs wannabees. Can't stand the twats.’


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 14:50:18
I think the only criticism can be the messing around with short goal kicks etc which Roy Keane has just eluded to whilst commenting on a similar incident in the Millwall v Palace game. On TV you could barely hear the City fans but I'm guessing that was down to accoustics and the westerly wind.

Sure but that’s what is being practiced all week and not just executed on the night.
It’s the way we are encouraged to play irrespective of the opposition.
Just looked as if it wasn’t going to how it should by the body language of the players. I for one am not disappointed, just need to now concentrate on the league and keep getting better at what we do.
Short of a left back and a decent forward. Could do with more legs in midfield.

Taking everything into account we are way exceeding expectations.
Loved it last night 👍


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 14:50:34
JJ missed the best of the Man City comments

‘Bunch of wankers Oxford. Plastic Spurs wannabees. Can't stand the twats.’

It wasn't on there when I looked I am sure :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Frigby Daser on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 15:00:29
Sure but that’s what is being practiced all week and not just executed on the night.
It’s the way we are encouraged to play irrespective of the opposition.
Just looked as if it wasn’t going to how it should by the body language of the players. I for one am not disappointed, just need to now concentrate on the league and keep getting better at what we do.
Short of a left back and a decent forward. Could do with more legs in midfield.

Taking everything into account we are way exceeding expectations.
Loved it last night 👍

Garner suggested on the radio that the short passing out, which led to the 2nd goal, was not the plan and he was frustrated that they went against plans…


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Tails on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 15:00:54
KKH immense. Imagine that's the last we've seen of him in a Town shirt. If I were Villa I'd be getting him to a Championship team ASAP.

What a team City are. Just make everything effortless. They've done much worse to much better teams so no grumbling from me. Just glad we had that moment from the penno save to the goal. Great stuff! Hopefully the extra 2/3k fancy coming back


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 15:01:43
Mentioned it last night but as it has been bought up again.
Really enjoyed McCoist commentary. Thought he displayed a good knowledge of our current style of play this season but also (rightfully) criticised it in places. Very good spot from him about Ward signalling to go long from the kick that lead to second. I’d certainly not noticed that.

Good historical knowledge as well - which sounded genuine rather than wiki’d. That statement might not be true but…

Did a decent job as manager of Rangers but Scotland isn’t known for its competitive leagues. I wonder if he’ll venture back into management.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 15:12:22
Nobody noticed the Ref last night, what a gulf in class to the League Two standard we are used to.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 15:26:11
yeah, was excellent now you mention it

I forgot to record the game (dick) did he get both penalty decisions right? that's the only thing I can think I'd like to see again


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 15:38:03
yeah, was excellent now you mention it

I forgot to record the game (dick) did he get both penalty decisions right? that's the only thing I can think I'd like to see again
Shows he got one right:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/fa-cup/video


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: mystical_goat on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 16:21:06
JJ missed the best of the Man City comments

‘Bunch of wankers Oxford. Plastic Spurs wannabees. Can't stand the twats.’


Why Spurs?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 16:24:04
He might have got that bit wrong, I grant you.

The rest, though . . .


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 16:40:16
yeah, was excellent now you mention it

I forgot to record the game (dick) did he get both penalty decisions right? that's the only thing I can think I'd like to see again

The game is available to watch on the ITV Hub, mate.


Title: Re: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Benzel on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 16:46:15
yeah, was excellent now you mention it

I forgot to record the game (dick) did he get both penalty decisions right? that's the only thing I can think I'd like to see again
I would say he did get both calls right, yeah.

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Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 16:47:06
I would say he did get both calls right, yeah.

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For what its worth - Me too.


Title: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 17:18:31
thanks quagmire/benzel/nmh


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: BoA Vagabond on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 17:47:00
Thought we have a good account of ourselves against an awesome team. Sang my heart out and struggling today!
Great to catch up with some old friends and sink a few pints.
Pity we gave the best team in the UK a two goal start. That said, all gave their best but sad that Gladwin is so off the pace. The five minutes from the pen save to our goal and their fourth, was worth the admission fee. Great noise! Thought our crowd were loud throughout and never stopped backing the team.
My brother witnessed the incident after the game but never mentioned racist stuff. Maybe an individual rather than group thing?
Looking forward to incoming players and a full-on promotion push. Cheers  :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 18:09:02
I enjoyed last night’s game
The gulf in quality was as expected - with a collection of free transfers and young loanees against players who cost multi million transfer fees. But we tried to play properly, kept a good shape and gave everything we had.
Also pleased we scored a goal. We also had other moments too.
The only criticism from me is that the previous attempts at short goal kicks hadn’t been learned from and led to the second goal. It was clear Ward didn’t want to do the short routine (he is less comfortable than Woolacott with the ball at his feet as we saw in previous games) and Conroy seemed to insist. From Garner’s reaction at another following the 2nd goal I though this was poor on field leadership and decision making.
They have some quality in depth - Palmer was excellent.
Let’s get 3 points from Mansfield now.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 18:15:13
Agreed, Conroy seemed to insist on playing the goal kick short and then immediately got stressed by the press and played it straight back to the poor keeper. Feel sorry for Ward as he clearly wanted to hoof the gk. School boy standard football but glad they made the mistake in a dead rubber like this and not vs Mansfield.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 18:20:20
So why did we have two defenders for the short goal kick

PS don't expect an answer


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 18:39:51
Hate to be the miserable one, but I was in hospitality last night and Clem and Rob Angus came over to our table for a chat. Someone asked Rob if there was any chance of Man City waving the gate money and the reply was ‘no chance’

On the City forum a few reckon they have waived there share, but even if they did it wouldn’t be made public by either club as it’s against FA rules so any deal agreed would have to be denied by all parties.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Badger on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 18:48:01
This is a good honest City Blog, with fair praise for the Swindon players and fans.
And some action filmed from the away end.
Great view of Town End after the goal !
Worth a watch if you have a spare 20 mins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=jlEovt1oUx4


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 19:58:43
On the City forum a few reckon they have waived there share, but even if they did it wouldn’t be made public by either club as it’s against FA rules so any deal agreed would have to be denied by all parties.

In which case that source wouldn’t know about it…


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: WEBBERhyde on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 20:35:28
Still beaming from last night. Dead proud of the club after the shitshow last season and the summer.

It’s probably something that would wear very thin if it happened regularly, but from the moment the lineup was announced I couldn’t shift that odd feeling of giddy awe over the quality of what that team holds, playing against a hastily cobbled league two team. Fuck the over analysing and criticism of the mistakes, it happens for teams at much higher levels than ours. They happen and aren’t ideal, but we still gave a great account of ourselves overall.

We got our goal and that great period where we ruffled them a bit. If you could bottle that atmosphere…

As been mentioned. Lyden being fit is like having a new quality signing. Keep him fit and I fancy our chances the 2nd half of the season.

Glad Ward had some great moments for the scrapbook too. Made to look a bit silly first half but those who know what they’re looking at should realise the blame lies elsewhere.

Also thought iandolo’s deliveries into the box were superb. If Critchlowe had managed to get a better head on that free kick, I probably would have burst.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 20:42:16
So why did we have two defenders for the short goal kick

PS don't expect an answer

The routine clearly that was practiced all week.


Title: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 20:43:30
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The routine clearly that was practiced all week.
which is what i thought, but garner says not in his interview

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He said: “We work on things in training, and that wasn’t something we’d worked on.

“Sometimes in the limelight, you make random decisions – unfortunately, that’s what we did. That isn’t something we worked on or prepared for.

“That was frustrating, but I understand it’s a huge game for the players and sometimes you can make decisions that aren’t the right ones in the moment.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 20:46:40
For the second City goal it looked like the rest of the lads had pushed up (a little at least) with Dion in the box demanding the ball. Fair play for trying to play out against City I guess and it has been great reading the positive comments on their forum.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 20:49:47
Quote from: STFC no2 fan
Fair play for trying to play out against City I guess and it has been great reading the positive comments on their forum.

Fair play? we nearly got caught 2 or 3 times before that.

I'm not interested in an argument because what's done is done and we were never going to win


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 20:54:44
which is what i thought, but garner says not in his interview


He did refer to it. They had two scenarios and the second clearly wasn’t executed how it should have been.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: mystical_goat on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 21:05:01
Think this was yesterday:

https://www.reddit.com/r/technicallythetruth/comments/rz35gz/i_guess_he_just_wants_a_massage_someone_please/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

Any of you jokers borrow your teenage daughter’s chunky Fila shoes and make this 1st class Dad joke?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 21:07:24
Mint occasion all round, was buzzing for days before the game and last night a great reward for Clem for saving the club and the lads who have battled hard all season and have put us in a serious promotion hunt against all expectations. Been said on here already I think but just how good was Rodri!!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 21:11:03
Anyone manage to get a recording of the Sky Sports News prematch coverage? Clem was on a couple of times I saw while in the pub, but no audio.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 21:20:37
This is a good honest City Blog, with fair praise for the Swindon players and fans.
And some action filmed from the away end.
Great view of Town End after the goal !
Worth a watch if you have a spare 20 mins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=jlEovt1oUx4

I think that summed up our atmosphere very well.
To me it was so positive that we can achieve something special with the right direction.
Can only hope a few more come back.
Speaking to my Citeh mate today appears we’ve made a great impression with them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 21:39:34
Class video that, still gutted that had Fjortoft's 'goal' at Maine Rd not been disgracefully disallowed (and put us 2-0 up) we would have been level on points with them and in a strong position to survive the Prem. I think David Rocastle (RIP) provided some magic to beat us after that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Munichred on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 21:46:15
I think that summed up our atmosphere very well.
To me it was so positive that we can achieve something special with the right direction.
Can only hope a few more come back.
Speaking to my Citeh mate today appears we’ve made a great impression with them.

The video captured the atmosphere much better than the live ITV broadcast, thanks. 

Did I hear him say 8 pounds for a burger?? He did say it was a good one, but 8 pounds!!!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 21:50:30
A very expensive burger...why didn't he buy a sandwich in Tesco? :-)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 22:01:55
The video captured the atmosphere much better than the live ITV broadcast, thanks. 

Did I hear him say 8 pounds for a burger?? He did say it was a good one, but 8 pounds!!!

Fuck me I nearly choked my my gold leaf Wagyu fillet of beef.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 22:04:23
That KKH tackle on De Bruyne at 12:30, total class. This vid is mint.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 22:08:03
The video captured the atmosphere much better than the live ITV broadcast, thanks. 

Did I hear him say 8 pounds for a burger?? He did say it was a good one, but 8 pounds!!!

He did. Some “Power” cockney priced burger that one.
Good video from the young Citeh lad 👍


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 22:13:03
On a technical note…how do you ‘capture’ a quote to reply to and put it in the purple box? I’ve wanted to reply to things but can’t work out how you do the purple box quote thing.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 23:24:56
On a technical note…how do you ‘capture’ a quote to reply to and put it in the purple box? I’ve wanted to reply to things but can’t work out how you do the purple box quote thing.

Tap the quote button which is in the top right corner of every post. Then write your reply underneath.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 23:34:25
Tap the quote button which is in the top right corner of every post. Then write your reply underneath.

Class, cheers for the help.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 02:42:53
Class, cheers for the help.

But please never quote like this  :badmood:


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Benzel on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 08:42:10
Cheeky request - could anyone with an Athletic subscription do a little copy and pasting of this?

https://theathletic.com/3046862/2022/01/09/its-fantastic-for-fans-the-clubs-been-starved-of-positives-watching-swindon-v-man-city-with-the-owner-and-chief-exec/

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Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 08:44:41
In which case that source wouldn’t know about it…

Exactly that. Also even if City did that how would Swindon show that on their new upfront, honest and open accounting? Maybe they will pay £400,000 for Gladwin end of season?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 08:52:30
If we’re just talking gate receipts it’ll be simple. We, obviously, collect the ticket money and if City say they don’t want their share of it we don’t send them it. No dodgy accounting needed.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 08:55:39
Fuck me I nearly choked my my gold leaf Wagyu fillet of beef.
Love that


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Private Fraser on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 09:10:39
If we’re just talking gate receipts it’ll be simple. We, obviously, collect the ticket money and if City say they don’t want their share of it we don’t send them it. No dodgy accounting needed.


Not sure it would be that simple, Audrey. Here's the relevant bit from the rules:


"(b) Subject to Rules 22(k) and (l), net gate receipts shall be divided as follows:

(i) In all matches prior to the Third Round of the Competition Proper the net gate receipts
of each match shall be divided equally between the competing Clubs.
(ii) Save for those matches set out in (iii), in all matches played from (and including) the
Third Round of the Competition Proper prior to the Semi-Final the net gate receipts of
each match shall be divided equally between the competing Clubs.
(iii) In all matches played from (and including) the Third Round of the Competition Proper
prior to the Semi-Final, involving Clubs outside The FA Premier League or The English
Football League playing against Clubs from The FA Premier League or The English
Football League, the net gate receipts of each match shall be divided between the
Clubs competing in each match as follows:
55% to Clubs outside The FA Premier League or The English Football League.
45% to FA Premier League or English Football League Clubs.

(c) The net gate receipts shall be approximately divided immediately after the match. A full
statement of account for the match shall be prepared by the Club playing at its home ground,
on the prescribed Statement of Receipts and Payments Form, and payment shall be made in
full to the Visiting Club and The Association within 14 days of the match. The Statement of
Receipts and Payments Form must be signed by a Director or Football Secretary of the home
Club. A Club failing to comply with this clause may be ordered to pay a fine and any other
punishment, including non-admission in the future to the Competition, may be imposed as
determined by the Professional Game Board.

(d) No competing Club shall make any Agreement with any other competing Club by which their
obligations under the Rules regarding the sharing of net gate receipts may be varied or amended
in any way. “Agreement” for the purpose of the Rules of the Competition means any agreement,
arrangement, obligation, undertaking or understanding whether oral or written, formal or informal,
contractual or otherwise, binding in law or otherwise, and of any nature whatsoever; and which
includes for these purposes any attempt to enter into any such Agreement.

(e) Any Club failing to comply with these provisions may at the discretion of the Professional
Game Board:
(i) be ordered to pay daily interest on the money due calculated at 5% per annum over
Barclays Bank Base Rate in force for the time being from the due date to the actual
date of payment, and/or;
(ii) be removed from the Competition for the current and/or future seasons and any other
order as is deemed appropriate until such time as the money has been paid."

Personally, I'd go for the Gladwin to Man City for £400K option as a 'workaround'  :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: STFC_Manc on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 09:15:59
City could just donate after the game, the rules have been followed and it's done post the original agreement.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 09:19:43
They could pay for our pre season tour down under with an exhibition match on the way there say in Thailand with a night out in Pattaya?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 09:20:34
I’m certain I’ve heard previously that a PL club has waived their entitlement to gate receipts.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 09:39:50
I’m certain I’ve heard previously that a PL club has waived their entitlement to gate receipts.

AV did last season but that my have been in the LC. Or the season before?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 12:33:47
Interesting to see the attandances at a lot of clubs for the 3rd round games so far, several Premier and Championship clubs have had very low turn outs so far.

Barnsley 4,755
Birmingham 9,823
Boreham Wood 3,501
Bristol City 7,304
Burnley 7,654
Chelsea 39,795
Coventry 8,896
Hartlepool 4,932
Hull 16,282
Kidderminster 5,178
Leicester 25,710
Mansfield 7,297
Millwall 16,646
Newcastle 51,395
Peterborough 4,937
Port Vale 8,069
QPR 7,153
Swansea not announced
Swindon 14,753
WBA 8,208
Wigan 9,892
Yeovil 7,818


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 12:47:38
It is strange why the FA Cup is popular with away fans but not home fans


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 12:57:48
It is strange why the FA Cup is popular with away fans but not home fans
Absolutely, a lot of those attendances the away side made up large (30%+) percentages of the whole crowd, look at the last round with us at Walsall too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 13:22:22
For a team who dont care about us they had a 4 page thread about our game, 1 page taking the piss out of an 18 year old Town youth players surname the inbred fucktards.

https://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/topic/215376-swindon-vs-man-city/

So who have you guys got in the next round? what? beaten at home by a team in their own division? really?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 13:39:42
It is strange why the FA Cup is popular with away fans but not home fans

I expect part of that is - that for the away fans it opens up the possibility of going to grounds they haven’t been to or been to in years….

No doubt the current life long City fans look back fondly on their journey from the Prem to Div2 and back up again. Imagine away to Swindon bought back some good nostalgic memories for those fans of a certain vintage. Anyone younger and it’s a new ground.

Doesn’t explain why we had so many want to go to Walsall a place we’ve visited about three thousand times in the last 20 years…


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 13:59:48
Cheeky request - could anyone with an Athletic subscription do a little copy and pasting of this?

https://theathletic.com/3046862/2022/01/09/its-fantastic-for-fans-the-clubs-been-starved-of-positives-watching-swindon-v-man-city-with-the-owner-and-chief-exec/

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Enjoyable read.

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“‘Have we got a chance?’ I can’t believe he asked you that, Rob,” says one of the Swindon Town stewards, sounding more than a little affronted after listening to a question in a pitchside television interview on the eve of Friday night’s FA Cup tie against Manchester City.

Rob Angus, the Swindon chief executive and a lifelong fan, smiles back as he continues to make his way around the stadium, thanking the staff for their hard work ahead of kick-off — he seems to know everyone by name — in between stopping to answer the occasional request for a picture. “You could be busy with photographs tonight, Rob,” another fan adds. “You’ll be famous if we win!”

Clem Morfuni, Swindon’s owner, has already told The Athletic that he will be “sliding on the pitch” if that happens. The Australian has invested emotionally, as well as financially, in Swindon Town. On New Year’s Day, when Swindon beat Northampton 5-2, Morfuni swapped the directors’ box for the Town End at half-time and watched behind the goal with the hardcore support, wearing a beanie and a mask that enabled him to go undercover until Angus’ brother-in-law spotted him. “He looked at me and said, ‘You’re Clem!’” Morfuni says, laughing.

It is difficult to imagine Sheikh Mansour, Manchester City’s owner, doing the same. Or, for that matter, playing six-a-side with the supporters 48 hours before an FA Cup tie, which is how Morfuni prepared for City’s visit. “I do it every Wednesday night, not for publicity, I just do it because I enjoy playing football and I’ve got a lot of supporters who are mates,” Morfuni explains. “I’d rather do that than sit in front of the camera talking about what needs to be done.”
That list would be long, albeit nothing like as long as it was in the summer, when Swindon had no manager, no chief executive and only seven registered professionals. Relegated from League One last season, and mired in financial problems under the chaotic ownership of Lee Power, the club was rudderless. Or, as Swindon put it on their official Twitter account on the morning of the Manchester City game, “on the brink of oblivion”.

Morfuni, who made his money in the plumbing industry and was previously a minority shareholder at Swindon, saved the day by completing a takeover with little more than two weeks to go until the start of the EFL season. The transformation since has been remarkable. Playing an attractive brand of possession football under their head coach Ben Garner, Swindon are fifth in League Two. Crowds are as high as they have been for 20 years, and the £4.5 million debt that Morfuni inherited has been reduced by almost half.

Perhaps more important than all of that is the fact that the football club has reconnected with its supporters — something that shines through during the time that The Athletic spent with Angus and Morfuni around the Manchester City game.
Angus taps his trouser pocket. “We’ve got nothing to hide,” he adds. “I carry the banking app on my phone, I say to people, ‘If you want to see what payments are going in and out of the club, I’ll show you them and the current balance’.”
That is certainly not how things worked at Swindon in the past. The Fan Engagement Index, which is based on how clubs communicate with their supporters, ranked Swindon bottom of the pyramid for two years in succession (they only moved up from 92nd to 91st after Bury went bust).

“Our aim is to turn that around and get to first for fan engagement,” says Angus, who was previously the vice-chairman of the Supporters’ Trust and walked away from a secure role as performance director with Nationwide to essentially run the club on a day-to-day basis. “Openness and transparency is the key for us. We want to let our supporters know how things are going. And I always say to people who interview me, ask any question.”

The bank balance that Angus mentioned will be swelled by Manchester City’s visit, which he estimates will generate close to £400,000 in revenue. As per FA rules, the two clubs equally share 90 per cent of the gate receipts, with the remainder going to the governing body. Angus smiles when it is pointed out to him that some Premier League clubs have offered to waive their share of the gate receipts in the past.

“We did ask the question (to Manchester City) and tried to explain the background,” he says. “I think Manchester City are quite careful not to set a precedent and I think that’s their concern. But they have been open to other ideas to help us more broadly outside of the game.”

Swindon have tried to help City in any way they can too, right down to sourcing ice baths for Pep Guardiola’s players. Hills Waste Solutions came to their aid in that respect, delivering two red wheelie bins to the County Ground on Thursday afternoon. Welcome to life in League Two.

Listening to Angus, it sounds as though the County Ground could do with being on an episode of DIY SOS. “You’re talking about a stadium that’s had decades of neglect,” he says. “So we’ve got a failing PA system that we keep on trying to fix, ticketing control systems that don’t work, and if it rains there will be a leak somewhere in this building. We turned up for one game and the TVs weren’t working and nobody could work out why — the electrics in the place are an absolute mess. It’s been starved of investment for a long, long time and we’re starting to put that right now.”

On the field, Swindon have exceeded all expectations. Morfuni set the bar low when he took over — and for good reason. With the start of the season only a fortnight away, Swindon had more triallists than professionals. “I remember going down to Weymouth — we lost against them,” says Morfuni, recalling Garner’s first pre-season friendly in charge. “I thought… (he puffs out his cheeks) this is going to be a long season. My goal was just to stay up. That’s what I said to the press.”

Perhaps he needs to revise that target now? “I was just trying to work out, because I looked at the previous years and you need 46 points average to stay up, we’re on 37 points so I’m still… ” Morfuni’s voice trails off as he chuckles at himself for being so cautious. “Look, if we’re in the play-offs it would be good. Getting Man City was a great boost. But it’s been hard work, and there’s still a lot of hard work.”

As well as operating under an EFL embargo that restricts the club in the transfer market, Swindon are contesting a winding-up petition that relates to an alleged loan that was made to the club when Power was the owner. Angus and Morfuni seem to be forever putting out fires in that respect.

Indeed, the Man City tie feels like a reward for everyone, but in particular the supporters. “It’s fantastic for the fans because the club has been starved of cup success for many years, it’s been starved of positive things, so to have one of the best teams in the world coming down here, and to put Swindon Town Football Club back on the map again, that’s probably one of the most important things,” Angus adds. “This is a club that has won a major trophy, that’s been in the Premier League — so that’s really important for us.”

Phil King, the former Swindon, Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa player, is standing at the front of one of the hospitality suites at the County Ground with a microphone in his hand. “Six months ago we never had a football club,” King says, looking around the room at the guests. “Who cares what the result is tonight?

“Have you seen their team? (Kevin) De Bruyne is playing. Gabriel Jesus is playing. (Joao) Cancelo is playing.”
There is some laughter in the room, almost as if people think that King is cracking another joke. “This is serious,” King adds. “I’ve just seen their team downstairs. Even if we go three or four down, enjoy the game please.”

After the applause, which is as much for Morfuni, who is now working his way around the room along with Angus, King points to a couple of signed shirts in frames. The names of (Don) Rogers and (John) Trollope are on the back — two members of Swindon’s 1969 League Cup-winning team. Both men are now club ambassadors and attend every home game, as well as having stands named after them.

“We’re going to auction these shirts off and all the money is going to go to the Down’s Syndrome Group,” King continues.
The shirts end up fetching £4,000. Cliff Puffett, the former club chairman and a patron of the Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group, is overcome with emotion as the bidding gets higher.

By now the team news has reached all the other hospitality suites, where Angus and Morfuni are speaking to guests and sponsors to thank them for supporting the club.

“Beers going down well?” Angus asks a group on one table as he pops into another hospitality room.
“We need them! Have you seen that City line-up, Rob?” comes the reply amid much laughter.
Angus smiles.
“Cancelo’s playing!” says another fan, shaking his head and laughing. “I’m staying here!”
“Oh wow,” adds Angus, looking through the City line-up, which includes 10 full internationals.
“I thought it was going to be academy players,” says a supporter, managing to sound both disappointed and pleased at the same time.

“You should be careful with falling in love with anybody in football, whether it’s a shiny new player or a shiny new chairman,” says Ivo Graham, the stand-up comedian and Swindon fan. “But it is such a leap forward from the situation six months ago.
“The dialogue around pretty much everything at the club has been great. There was a bit of a push-back around the cost of tickets for this game. But even the way that was handled was very open, and I think that’s to be credited. Because as long as that is happening, everyone feels connected to what is going on.”

Graham has managed to navigate his way down to the edge of the pitch to catch up for a chat at half-time. Geno by Dexys Midnight Runners is blasting out over the PA system, which seems to be holding up as well as the leaking roof, and the fact that there are just under 15,000 fans inside the ground suggests that the ticketing system worked fine.

What is clear is that Graham’s voice is filled with hope and optimism when he thinks about the club’s new direction under Morfuni. “I met him very briefly yesterday, when I was doing a bit of pre-match content, and he cares,” Graham says.
“When he’s in Australia there will be videos of him watching matches at 1am in bars in Sydney. He plays six-a-side (with the fans), he was bowling in the cricket nets in the summer, he was driving around handing out season tickets…. well, not handing out season tickets; selling them for a fair price! All that being said, I don’t think there’s going to be a fourth round FA Cup tie to look forward to… this is as far as this particular adventure has come.”

Swindon are trailing 2-0 to City at half-time, which is no disgrace. The disappointment is that some of the damage was self-inflicted. Swindon’s commitment to playing out from the back leads to a mistake for the second goal, which Jesus tucks away after a short goal-kick routine goes terribly wrong. By that stage some of the home fans had already sounded a little frustrated that the ball was not being played forward quicker. In one way, Garner’s refusal to compromise his methods against City is admirable.

“When I come to League Two games here it’s the same sort of thing,” adds Graham, alluding to the style of football. “We’re playing this very expansive, defence-stretching, tiki-taka stuff. The videos of some of the goals we’ve scored this season are fantastic. And at the start of the season, there were all these stats about being among the top passers in League Two, and you can see why — it’s because we start every goal kick by passing at the back.

“Even at League Two games it really splits people because it’s risky and it’s not direct and you’ve got strikers wandering around waiting for the ball. The second goal looked suicidal. It’s a real shame because when there’s only one goal in it, there’s the excitement that anything can happen. Now you feel it’s probably out of sight already.

“But we’re fifth in the league because we’re playing nice football and players are using their creativity, and we’ve got a coach who has studied under some really great managers and been really forensic in his methods. I cannot tell you how ugly and depressing the football was last season, when it was exactly the kind of half-hearted hoof-ball that some of the fans here tonight would want to see. It’s just when you’re doing it against Man City… it’s the wrong dance for those kinds of moves!”
Graham chuckles when reminded of the tweet that he posted about his father a couple of weeks ago, when the two of them watched Swindon draw 0-0 with Stevenage. “Enjoyed predicting how long after the final whistle my father would turn to me and say, ‘Well, I don’t think Man City will be too worried!’, and fair play, a solid 0.5 seconds,” Graham posted.

“Due to a booking error we’re in different parts of the stand tonight,” he adds. “But I would describe him as a classic, impatient Swindon fan who can’t understand why we’re just not tearing through (Ruben) Dias and (Nathan) Ake at the back.”
That moment will come.

There is something truly special about being in the stadium to hear the explosion of noise, and to witness limbs going up and down everywhere, when Harry McKirdy sprints clear on the right before thrashing a low shot beyond Zack Steffen in the City goal. Swindon are 3-1 down and, realistically, there is no way back into the game for the League Two side, but their pony-tailed striker, with socks that are rolled down to his ankles, has given the home supporters a memory to cherish.

There were a couple of others too. Kaine Kesler Hayden, the hugely impressive 19-year-old wing-back on loan from Aston Villa, sprinted back to make a brilliant challenge on De Bruyne, who never seems to have much luck in these parts, and Lewis Ward saved Jesus’ penalty.

Cole Palmer, the star of the show, added a fourth for City but it was McKirdy’s goal that Swindon supporters were talking about as they got up from their seats at the final whistle. “It was huge to see that go in,” Angus adds. “When the whole stadium is alive, and it’s really electric, you really enjoy those moments. And it’s great for this man here to see it as well.”

He is talking about Morfuni, who is standing alongside him outside the boardroom with a smile on his face. “My God, that was unbelievable,” the Australian says, looking genuinely blown away by the whole experience. “They’re a quality side, one of the best teams in the world, so to get a goal against Man City… just unbelievable. Hopefully we can get the stadium like that every week, that’s what we are striving for.”

Asked whether he will be at the next home game, against Bristol Rovers later in the month, Morfuni smiles. “Absolutely I’ll be here. And I’ll be going to Mansfield and Port Vale too.”


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Million Pound Man on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 14:52:00
For a team who dont care about us they had a 4 page thread about our game, 1 page taking the piss out of an 18 year old Town youth players surname the inbred fucktards.

https://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/topic/215376-swindon-vs-man-city/

So who have you guys got in the next round? what? beaten at home by a team in their own division? really?


infront of 7k


Title: Re: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Benzel on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 15:10:43
Enjoyable read.
Thank you!

Sent from my CLT-L09


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: normy on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 16:16:36
I really enjoyed the " the beautiful game" of Man C.,  and also our brave efforts of course. A lot to look forward to later this season.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 16:23:01
They could pay for our pre season tour down under with an exhibition match on the way there say in Thailand with a night out in Pattaya?
No £9.50p holidays there in the Sun.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 17:53:17
For a team who dont care about us they had a 4 page thread about our game, 1 page taking the piss out of an 18 year old Town youth players surname the inbred fucktards.

https://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/topic/215376-swindon-vs-man-city/

So who have you guys got in the next round? what? beaten at home by a team in their own division? really?

But they don't care about us, they are happy to be shite in the higher leagues these days in a stadium that's too big for them  :)
Rovers and City fans are like peas in a pod. They hate each other but they're exactly the same people.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 19:32:35
Swindle? Wow that is original


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, January 10, 2022, 09:32:53
Haven't been on since Friday so as to honour NMH I am posting prior to reading back on other people's thoughts. Having enjoyed an excellent pre-match feed in Los Gatos in Old Town it was great once again to walk down towards the CG, with the floodlights shining in all their glory. So as to avoid faff I had my physical ticket ready and my NHS Covid App opened. The queue to the DRS was obviously bigger than normal at 7:15 and of course by the time the steward asked me to see my Covid Pass, the bloody thing had timed out and I had to log in again. In the end the guy just told me to go ahead anyway. A bizarre thing happened before the game, 2 foreign fans (possibly Italian or Portuguese) were looking for their seats. Eventually they asked a guy behind us who looked at his ticket and it transpired that they should have been in the Arkells! Not quite sure how they were able to get into the DRS with an Arkells ticket. Poor fellas were totally lost and confused!!

As to the game, for us to get anything we needed City to be well below par and for all of our players to be on the top of their game. From the first minute it was evident that wasn't to be the case. After about 5 minutes I had to count the number of City players as it seemed like they had 15 players! Clearly we didn't help ourselves by giving the ball away constantly from goal kicks but at the same time it was good to see we hadn't changed our 'ethos' just for the best team in the country. Sadly for us I felt Gladwin was having an off day and whilst he tried hard things just didn't seem to come off for him. KKH and McKirdy and Simpson looked to be our best chance of success and I was gutted that McKirdy couldn't take the gift from Steffen.

Second half we looked relatively comfortable up to the Gundogan free kick but I feared we might fall to pieces with the penalty. However we then got 2 things to celebrate, a Ward penalty save and then after a pin-point pass by Jonny Williams a McKirdy goal! That was worth the entrance fee alone in my eyes! Palmer's brilliant finish put gloss on the scoreline (one that I had predicted) and overall I think we can be proud of our performance. 22% possession at home is very rare but you can see why against a team that keeps and moves the ball as well as the English Champions. Hopefully the players aren't going to be too adversely affected for the upcoming 2 important league matches.

Finally, whilst great to have a big cup tie at home and on TV and the income it brings, i'm glad it's now over and we can concentrate on the important task of getting promoted. We probably now have a week or 2 of the attendance nonces moaning about where the fans that were at the City game have gone, but regardless of that it was brilliant to see a full CG.   


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, January 10, 2022, 09:43:36
Thank you BO!  ;)

From what I remember, you are the first to mention McKirdy missing Steffen's gift. I so wished he'd scored there, especially as Steffen was being a bit cocky by not doing his gloves up!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 10, 2022, 09:57:59
Don't know if it's been mentioned on here yet, congrats to Kidderminster Harriers  :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, January 10, 2022, 10:15:38
Thank you BO!  ;)

From what I remember, you are the first to mention McKirdy missing Steffen's gift. I so wished he'd scored there, especially as Steffen was being a bit cocky by not doing his gloves up!

Steffan is apparently* the 4th American keeper to play in the PL, but is unique from all the others.

* I say apparently as I must confess I have not checked the validity of this 'fact' I heard.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Monday, January 10, 2022, 10:21:46
Friedel, Keller, Howard are the three obvious ones but pretty sure there are more - Marcus Hahnemann with Reading, Boaz Myhill (who was a bit Welsh but also American) with Hull, Brad Guzan at Villa. Probably more!


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, January 10, 2022, 10:23:34
Sylvester Stallone famously played for England before the advent of the Premier League ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, January 10, 2022, 10:24:02
Friedel, Keller, Howard are the three obvious ones but pretty sure there are more - Marcus Hahnemann with Reading, Boaz Myhill (who was a bit Welsh but also American) with Hull, Brad Guzan at Villa. Probably more!

Its based upon Friedel, Keller, Howard being the other ones.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Monday, January 10, 2022, 10:24:39
Its based upon Friedel, Keller, Howard being the other ones.

Is it as simple as Zak Steffen having hair?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, January 10, 2022, 10:27:55
Friedel, Keller, Howard are the three obvious ones but pretty sure there are more - Marcus Hahnemann with Reading, Boaz Myhill (who was a bit Welsh but also American) with Hull, Brad Guzan at Villa. Probably more!
Juergen Sommer and Ian Feuer too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, January 10, 2022, 10:44:00
Is it as simple as Zak Steffen having hair?

It is


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, January 10, 2022, 11:00:07
This made me smile.

https://www.facebook.com/dave.love.737/videos/406659241253585


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, January 10, 2022, 11:52:10
Thank you BO!  ;)

From what I remember, you are the first to mention McKirdy missing Steffen's gift. I so wished he'd scored there, especially as Steffen was being a bit cocky by not doing his gloves up!

You are welcome fella. I have read back now :)


Title: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Monday, January 10, 2022, 12:22:47
Quote
Sylvester Stallone famously played for England before the advent of the Premier League ;)
not on merit though.

unless you don't mean the allied forces team


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 10, 2022, 12:45:59
Two former town players too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 20:14:27
I'll be in the minority but I thought the comms for this FA Cup match was absolutely shocking. Considering they are meant to be elite level commentators being paid quite handsome contracts.

Sam Matterface is never a lead commentator and I still feel a bit sad that Clive Tyldesley was demoted from his position as lead comms - Matterface might be a lead common potato but that's about it. As lead his ineptness rubbed off on Ally McCoist, who was ok but I thought his "historical knowledge" came across as inauthentic and ingenuous and as if a researcher had wiki'd a few titbits of info to him either just before the match or even at HT. Really poor show in that respect.

The credit I'll give though is McCoist seemed genuine about Sir Don. Wasn't too fussed about him being accurate on Town messing about at the back. Ashley Cole was right, it is Town's current football philosophy and regardless how Town played against Manchester City, they would've lost. What did they expect against essentially one of the best, if not currently the best domestic club in the world?!

I'm glad Town DIDN'T play like a standard League Two/Div 4 "clogger" which is what both Matterface and McCoist continually expected to see.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 20:51:26
Two former town players too.

In Escape To Victory? I remember Mike Summerbee was in it, who else?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 21:08:18
In Escape To Victory? I remember Mike Summerbee was in it, who else?

Ossie?


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 21:53:21
Of course, few appearances player-manager.

Haven't watched it since I was a kid either to be fair.


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round p
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 22:02:34
din't realise it was made as late as 81...

the only player in it I can remember seeing play at the CG was John Wark, early to mid 90s.

he was 107 years old


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 22:08:57
Saw Kevin O'Callaghan play against us a couple of times


Title: Re: Swindon v Manchester City FA Cup 3rd round pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 23:15:09
Russell Osman for Bristol City?