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Title: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 10:56:42
Better start an official thread.

Swindon 3-1 Rovers att: 12,897 (2,640 them)



Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 11:14:10
2-1 Town, 13,287 (2,672 Gas)


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 11:22:38
We’ve scored 10 in our last 3 league games - I expect more goals.

Another 3 should be enough. Can see breaking 13,000.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 11:34:46
Tense 3-2 win

12,907


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 12:02:59
Swindon to suffer a single goal defeat in front of 12,145 fans with 2,585 Gash heads there.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 19:38:23
0 - 0

Att:11,502


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: molepar on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 19:39:59
0 - 0

Att:11,502

Fairly sure we have already sold more tickets than that looking at the seat map.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 19:40:51
Fairly sure we have already sold more tickets than that looking at the seat map.

If so, that's a great effort


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 19:42:41
My eldest son can't wait for this so said he wanted to do the maths.
He reckons we still have about 1750 tickets left to sell. He doesn't know how many seats rovers have been allocated but if they're bringing 2800 as has been mentioned elsewhere I (he) thinks we're odds on for 13000.
Going to be immense and both the town end and DRS need to be in full voice.
Not sure who's more excited him or me. 🤔


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Friday, January 21, 2022, 08:45:14
My eldest son can't wait for this so said he wanted to do the maths.
He reckons we still have about 1750 tickets left to sell. He doesn't know how many seats rovers have been allocated but if they're bringing 2800 as has been mentioned elsewhere I (he) thinks we're odds on for 13000.
Going to be immense and both the town end and DRS need to be in full voice.
Not sure who's more excited him or me. 🤔
Think he is spot on.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 21, 2022, 08:52:15
We'll sell another 500 today  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 21, 2022, 08:54:37
With the cost of extra policing and threat of potential trouble it makes you wonder how we were allowed to give them so many tickets.
https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/19862765.swindon-town-v-bristol-rovers-pubs-shut-away-fans-police-force/


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: stfcjack on Friday, January 21, 2022, 09:05:33
With the cost of extra policing and threat of potential trouble it makes you wonder how we were allowed to give them so many tickets.
https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/19862765.swindon-town-v-bristol-rovers-pubs-shut-away-fans-police-force/

Especially when we were reduced to 700 at their place. Makes a bit of a mockery of it all.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 21, 2022, 09:07:25
Especially when we were reduced to 700 at their place. Makes a bit of a mockery of it all.

Yes spot on it makes a mockery of it all plus they can still drink early so don't see the reason for a 1pm kick off.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Friday, January 21, 2022, 09:13:17
Yes spot on it makes a mockery of it all plus they can still drink early so don't see the reason for a 1pm kick off.
As you keep telling us Jimmy  :doh:

Early kick offs have been used by the police for years so are clearly considered an effective way to help manage potentially volatile matches.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 21, 2022, 09:14:33
As you keep telling us Jimmy  :doh:

Early kick offs have been used by the police for years so are clearly considered an effective way to help manage potentially volatile matches.

Another one waiting to have a dig


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Friday, January 21, 2022, 09:15:22
You are like a broken record - you’ve made your point repeatedly, so wind your neck in  :smugfu:


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, January 21, 2022, 09:16:03
You are like a broken record - you’ve made your point repeatedly, so wind your neck in  :smugfu:

Why don't you


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 21, 2022, 09:22:14
.
https://youtu.be/3FQktsKvXcg


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 21, 2022, 09:23:38
from the presser apparently

Ben Garner pre match presser

- Jack Payne Out tomorrow , Baudry back training,

- close to signing 2 players & likely done next week

-Wollacott came back last night but no answer on wether he’ll play.

-still in regular contact with Aston Villa regarding KKH


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, January 21, 2022, 09:25:51
.
https://youtu.be/3FQktsKvXcg

I wonder with the news that Fraggle Rock is being reinvented, whether other programmes of that era may follow. I remember Why Don't you as a particular childhood memory!


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Crispy on Friday, January 21, 2022, 10:42:57
Especially when we were reduced to 700 at their place. Makes a bit of a mockery of it all.

Must be 'cause we're pwopa nawty and they're only a little bit nawty


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 21, 2022, 14:59:12
Looking forward to a busy CG tomorrow  :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, January 21, 2022, 15:02:17
Just 45 minutes left to get a ticket. Be there or be a cunt  :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 21, 2022, 15:07:32
Just 45 minutes left to get a ticket. Be there or be a cunt  :)

That's your card marked.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Million Pound Man on Friday, January 21, 2022, 15:12:08
Just 45 minutes left to get a ticket. Be there or be a cunt  :)

in person, still available online according to ticket office on twitter


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: reeves4england on Friday, January 21, 2022, 15:27:38
Looks like the crowd will be 13,500+ wihch is a decent effort


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 21, 2022, 15:36:41
Just 45 minutes left to get a ticket. Be there or be a cunt  :)

In person maybe.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, January 21, 2022, 15:42:15
in person, still available online according to ticket office on twitter

Ah right, it wasn't clear. Would be good to sell as many as we can


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, January 21, 2022, 15:43:37
Looks like the crowd will be 13,500+ wihch is a decent effort

Town End looks pretty full. Certainly the biggest league attendance for a couple of years.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, January 21, 2022, 15:44:33
That's your card marked.

Oh it was marked a long time ago  :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, January 21, 2022, 15:45:54
Just 45 minutes left to get a ticket. Be there or be a cunt  :)

I choose the latter! :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, January 21, 2022, 16:04:39
11,500 home tickets sold. Looking at 14,000+ tomorrow.

Fantastic!


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: stfcjack on Friday, January 21, 2022, 16:10:04
Just looked online and the only groups of available tickets are the corner between the TE and Arkrells. Fill that area up a bit more with online over night sales and we’re not looking a million miles off a sell out here! COYR


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Friday, January 21, 2022, 16:11:47
Just looked online and the only groups of available tickets are the corner between the TE and Arkrells. Fill that area up a bit more with online over night sales and we’re not looking a million miles off a sell out here! COYR

Only issue there is the tickets have gone off sale.  :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, January 21, 2022, 16:16:40
Only issue there is the tickets have gone off sale.  :)

Nope they're still online (just checked)


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: stfcjack on Friday, January 21, 2022, 16:17:50
Only issue there is the tickets have gone off sale.  :)

Yeah still available online I believe, just not in person. Not 100% when the come offline mind.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 21, 2022, 16:19:01
11,500 home tickets sold. Looking at 14,000+ tomorrow.

Fantastic!

Where did you get that from Aud? Capacity is only around 14.8k and the away end is around 3.2k. Defo more than 100 seats left. Plus I guess 500 seats are not being sold to Rovers


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, January 21, 2022, 16:23:22
From Twitter

‘Around 11,500 sold for tomorrow from the #STFC Faithful. Just 30 minutes to get yours online if you are planning on joining us!

If there's someone you know that might be tempted... make sure they know there's no tickets on the gate tomorrow.’


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 21, 2022, 16:24:44
Ta. I see that's a quote from Great Western Reds.

Oh, so online is going to be closed shortly too? Strange.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Friday, January 21, 2022, 16:31:56
Where did you get that from Aud? Capacity is only around 14.8k and the away end is around 3.2k. Defo more than 100 seats left. Plus I guess 500 seats are not being sold to Rovers

14,753 for Man City as a virtual sell out (may have been a few singles left?) but remember that reduced capacity on TV due to the cameras. Max capacity should be right around the 15k mark.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Friday, January 21, 2022, 16:52:25
So I am curious....this match is a "derby" i believe....are there many of you that know fans from the other team and talk shit back and forth all in good fun or is this just simply a flat out rivalry that hate is involved?


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: fuzzy on Friday, January 21, 2022, 17:04:12
So I am curious....this match is a "derby" i believe....are there many of you that know fans from the other team and talk shit back and forth all in good fun or is this just simply a flat out rivalry that hate is involved?

Derby's over here are a bit tastier than games in the US.

If away fans find themselves in/ infiltrate the home terrace (Town End) there is a distinct possibility of blood and arrests.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Friday, January 21, 2022, 17:08:50
So I am curious....this match is a "derby" i believe....are there many of you that know fans from the other team and talk shit back and forth all in good fun or is this just simply a flat out rivalry that hate is involved?

Yeah, I suppose its a derby due to proximity. It's not a main one obviously with Oxford being the main.

Distance doesn't always mean rivalry though. Gillingham probably has a bit more needle to it than Reading, Cheltenham or Forest Green, for example.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Friday, January 21, 2022, 17:11:11
Derby's over here are a bit tastier than games in the US.

If away fans find themselves in/ infiltrate the home terrace (Town End) there is a distinct possibility of blood and arrests.

I see....


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Pericardinho on Friday, January 21, 2022, 17:39:57
I'm probably in the minority, but if given the choice, I'd much rather go to this game over the Man City one.

Part of me is greedy and disappointed it's not a sell out, but then I checked our past home attendances vs Rovers over the past 15 years and it never seems to do that well. Or not as well as it could anyway.

A fantastic effort regardless.



Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 21, 2022, 17:43:46
I can see why, it means more than man city.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Broadbents Tackle on Friday, January 21, 2022, 18:09:57
So I am curious....this match is a "derby" i believe....are there many of you that know fans from the other team and talk shit back and forth all in good fun or is this just simply a flat out rivalry that hate is involved?

Anyone from West Wiltshire or parts of Gloucestershire will almost certainly know some Bristol Rovers fans, myself included. It's not that tribal, everyone basically gets on and takes the piss. Rovers are probably only third or fourth in most Swindon fans' list of rivals though.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, January 21, 2022, 19:57:14
I'm probably in the minority, but if given the choice, I'd much rather go to this game over the Man City one.

Part of me is greedy and disappointed it's not a sell out, but then I checked our past home attendances vs Rovers over the past 15 years and it never seems to do that well. Or not as well as it could anyway.

A fantastic effort regardless.



With you here.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pantomime dame on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 06:30:16
Will BR go for the high press or go toe to toe and play football?
I missed the Northampton game and still think it was a fluke so I'm going for a home defeat 2 1 maybe 3 1


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 07:30:52
Despite a slight upturn in their results since we played them at The Mem, they are still, essentially, a bag of shit.

Hartlepool should have easily beaten them last Saturday. They could still be a bit rusty having only played twice since Dec 11.

Comprehensive and decisive win today. 4-1.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 08:17:04
How’s the weather, just about to leave & it’s like the frozen tundra up here


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: mozalini on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 08:19:51
Gutted to be missing today's game due to COVID, so it'll be VPN / i-follow and drinking at home. 


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 08:37:37
How’s the weather, just about to leave & it’s like the frozen tundra up here

Dry, cloudy & +2 degrees with no frost around.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 08:40:27
OB obviously out in force at the station already. early kickoffs,  don't you love em


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 08:55:58
How’s the weather, just about to leave & it’s like the frozen tundra up here

No frost, even in Highworth. Game on.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 09:06:39
Not beaten these at home in front of a crowd since 2010, although not played them much in that time.
Could be biggest crowd at home v Rovers since 1969.

Typical Swindon would be to flop at home in front of a big crowd.
Hopefully that won't be the case today.
We beat them easily in the end in the first game.

Ale doesn't taste the same out of a plastic glass.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 09:09:09
Online and phone ticket sales still available today apparently.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 09:10:05
Quote from: Gnasher
Online and phone ticket sales still available today apparently.

wtf!

I mean good. But poor comms if so


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 09:15:30
wtf!

I mean good. But poor comms if so

Seems odd, but I guess as tickets are still available to Gas fans it's a risk worth taking

Swindon Town FC Ticket Office
@STFC_Ticket
ITS DERBY DAY! Our phone lines will be open from 9am and we WILL be selling tickets over the phone! Lets pack the County Ground!Red circleWhite circle


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: normy on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 09:16:33
Brizzle fans starting early, lots just got off the train very rowdy and singing 'Swindon's a shithole I want to go home!'  
My wife said to me, as we carefully avoided them, that they'd make a good male voice choir.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 09:20:13
Brizzle fans starting early, lots just got off the train very rowdy and singing 'Swindon's a shithole I want to go home!'  
My wife said to me, as we carefully avoided them, that they'd make a good male voice choir.

Albeit probably one sounding a lot like The Wurzels.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 09:23:12
Spare ticket for drs £20 if any one needs one.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 10:58:36
For a team who have only won 8 in 22 their fans are unanimous in predicting a gash win  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 11:10:28
Win. 3-1


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 11:12:33
For a team who have only won 8 in 22 their fans are unanimous in predicting a gash win  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:
On current form its pretty even with 2 wins and 2 draw each in the last 5 league games.

Last 5 league games for them DLLWW.

Our last 5 league games LDWLW.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Badger on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 11:16:22
You had to go and spoil it


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 11:24:59
Great to have a normal 3pm KO for me!

Just as cold here, too. Hunkered down for the afternoon!


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 11:25:03
You had to go and spoil it
:)


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 11:45:55
Apparently Leon Clarke is back in contention for today for them.

He cried on our pitch......


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 11:48:22
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FJtGjB6XIAIEB35?format=jpg&name=medium)


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 11:48:44
Unchanged.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 11:50:04
Clarke and Pie man on the bench for them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 11:52:08
Apparently Leon Clarke is back in contention for today for them.

He cried on our pitch......
On their bench along with PPP.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 11:52:55
On their bench along with PPP.
See last post ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:19:15
Two more committed runners you'd struggle to find. The polar opposite of fresh legs off the bench!


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:21:51
Brizzle fans starting early, lots just got off the train very rowdy and singing 'Swindon's a shithole I want to go home!' 

Perhaps they would like to return to St Pauls, Horfield and Kingswood - the true Monte Carlo of the west


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:25:17
Perhaps they would like to return to St Pauls, Horfield and Kingswood - the true Monte Carlo of the west
Not forgetting the St Tropez of Bristol, Knowle West.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:25:41
Early morning fixture    :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:27:19
Early morning fixture    :D
Its too early for football here let alone there!


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:28:22
2-1 Town. Conroy to score after his couple of "markers" last week


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:29:05
am I the only one that hates all the "official partners" screen that covers the pitch pre-game....already pay for the ifollow service do i really need to not see the players and fans pre-game....atleast make a ribbon around the screen so i can see some of the activities....


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:29:54
Apparently according to their forum Rovers are looking like lining up as a back 4 today with one of their youngest ever defences.

Other sources say its 5 at the back!


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:32:26
am I the only one that hates all the "official partners" screen that covers the pitch pre-game....already pay for the ifollow service do i really need to not see the players and fans pre-game....atleast make a ribbon around the screen so i can see some of the activities....
The bit that pisses me off most is the "Thanks for tuning in your matchday commentary show will start soon" fucking constantly on loop.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:39:50
The bit that pisses me off most is the "Thanks for tuning in your matchday commentary show will start soon" fucking constantly on loop.
I was just going to post the same - When the matchday commentary started! :-)


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:41:29
The CG doesn't currently look as full as I hoped it would.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:42:20
The bit that pisses me off most is the "Thanks for tuning in your matchday commentary show will start soon" fucking constantly on loop.

The easy solution is to stay with radio until kickoff.

There are so many things to get pissed off about. Save yourselves one more source.

On the bright side, early kickoffs mean I spend less of my Saturday faffing about not really doing anything useful while I wait for the  start.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:45:13
The easy solution is to stay with radio until kickoff.

There are so many things to get pissed off about. Save yourselves one more source.
Thats what I normally do but there was little matchday build up so I never bothered, no need to put the message on just play crowd noises pre game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:48:51
Hundred still outside the Town End trying to get in apparently.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:50:40
Harry currently on two whinges since kickoff.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:51:10
WTF is Iandolo doing with that throw.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:51:44
McKirdy felled 40 yards out.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:51:47
Ben Purkiss a left field summariser


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:52:38
Good free kick but Gladwin unmarked from 15 yards shoots over the bar wildly.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:53:34
Iandolo with a nice pass to McKirdy but he cant beat his man.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:53:46
Just noted a constant stream entering the Townend as we got our first chance from a free kick


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:55:04
McKirdy felled again, town FK.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:55:28
They are definately targetting McKirdy.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:55:53
Hunt heads into their box but McKirdy cant quite get to it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:56:19
Hunt wins a corner.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:56:32
Still in the pub  :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:56:49
7 mins and fans still streaming in to TE


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:57:31
Good corner from Reed finds McKirdy but his shot is blocked for another corner.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:58:50
Great cross by Rovers inches away from connecting with Loft 3 yards out, good chance.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:59:00
Too casual from Gladwin.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:59:08
Lucky not to concede there!


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:00:46
The ref blowing up every time Simson gets near the ball.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:00:58
Samson gets punished for his strength.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:02:14
Good take by Ward there.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:03:09
Gladwins sloppy in possession gives the ball away but Rovers dont punish us with a terrible long shot.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:03:09
Twice Ben ffs


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:03:20
Gladwin taking too long on the ball


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:03:40
Me taking too long to post!


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:05:18
Great goal


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:05:28
1-0 Simpson, great goal.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:05:43
1-0 Simpson


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:05:45
Whose on comms today? Cant place the voice at all


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:05:46
Smoooooth.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:05:57
nice left foot shot!!!! :beers:


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:06:21
Bent it round the keeper from 25 yards


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:06:26
Whose on comms today? Cant place the voice at all
Purkiss.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:06:34
Whose on comms today? Cant place the voice at all

Ben Purkiss for the first time. Bright guy.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:07:23
Good tackle by Iandolo.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:07:41
Lovely little touch by Reed in the lead up to the goal.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:08:59
He doesn’t like Flitcroft much.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:09:19
McKirdy wins another corner.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:09:54
Beautiful cross field ball from Reed to Hunt in the build up


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:10:10
JOB wins a header that goes just over the bar.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:10:49
JOB wins a header that goes just over the bar.

Should have been a corner


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:10:53
Simspon beats his man and crosses for McKirdy but its defended out for a corner.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:11:05
Purkiss calling Rovers Bristol is annoying me more than it should.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:11:09
Simpson breezes past his man again. Corner


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:11:23
Poor deep corner that time.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:12:19
McKirdy to Iandolo and he crosses inches beyond Simpson, great chance.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:12:48
McKirdy puts Iandolo through. Could have scored. Simpson couldn't get on the end. Corner


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:12:51
Williams crosses and we win yet another corner.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:13:21
JOB wins the header but its soft at the keeper, easy save.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:13:28
it seems like since the City game, Town has been controlling ball still but willing to send the ball more direct when opportunity is there...earlier in the season seemed like they just wouldnt do that..

i think this is good , exciting , and will lead to more and more goals!


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:13:42
We’re winning headers from corners.  :eek:


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:14:03
Yellow for the Rovers player for a foul on Simpson, at last.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:14:16
We’re winning headers from corners.  :eek:

seems weird!


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:14:28
Slightly harsh yellow.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:15:06
Slightly harsh yellow.
I think it was a cumulative yellow.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:15:17
We’re winning headers from corners.  :eek:

The JOB effect


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:16:13
Odimayo ( who I thought had been looking imperious) plays a short ball that lets Rovers in to cross too high and out


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:17:24
What a ball by Reed


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:17:56
cross didnt work out but i like the idea....send ball in quickly to strikers


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:18:16
Barton calling for a yellow at every challenge - orrible twat


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:18:23
JOB slices a cross out, corner to them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:20:52
Another yellow for Rovers.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:21:58
Bartons Rovers doing Barton syle moves on us.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:23:27
Corner to them off Iandolo.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:24:08
FFS 1-1


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:24:25
that was a shit goal


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:24:30
It was coming


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:24:48
Keeper error?


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:24:59
Defenders way off that.  :crash:


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:25:00
Ward should have done better and it looked offside to me on 1st look.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:25:37
1-1 Bit disappointed we looked coverlets on the left as Odimayo had gone to the right to cover Loft and press the ball


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:26:26
Quality by Gladwin


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:26:39
Great ball from Gladwin to McKirdy who runs with the ball but he takes 1 too many touches and the chance is wasted.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:26:55
Mckirdy needs to have a shot or cut it back.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Boeta on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:27:11
Purkiss continually calling Rovers 'Bristol' is pretty painful


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:28:13
Mckirdy needs to have a shot or cut it back.
McKirdy was definately going for glory but he should have crossed it for Simpson.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:28:48
Purkiss continually calling Rovers 'Bristol' is pretty painful

Console yourself that they’ll hate it more.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:29:20
Another cynical foul this time on JOB.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:30:13
Loft is a dirty prick


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:30:39
Purkiss continually calling Rovers 'Bristol' is pretty painful
I prefer Wife Beaters Rovers.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:30:44
Town needs to talk and get in their head but keep their game fair ...a red is coming for rovers if this keeps up and town keeps their cool


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:32:13
Loft is a dirty prick
Every Rovers player is going in overly hard and leaving the foot in ala Barton.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:34:58
2 mins added.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:35:29
Town needs to talk and get in their head but keep their game fair ...a red is coming for rovers if this keeps up and town keeps their cool

Agree 100%


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:36:48
HT 1-1


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:37:08
is this the same formation as last game?


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:41:04
Strange game.  We look very poor out of possession, giving then far too much time and space.  Defenders look like we don't coach defending.

On the flip side Rovers are so keen to engage that they are a red card walking and easily moved out of position.  The space they leave has led to several good chances as a result.

I want to say we need to get on the ball more and get control but the way to win this could just be to let the Tazmanian Devil approach of Rovers cause their own downfall.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:42:35
Disappointing that we have let Rovers get back level.

Thought we had looked quite solid down the left until that point.

Simpson had a 10 min spell where he looked unbeatable

Williams a 5-10 minute combat lesson too - both going in hard and getting clattered

Gladwin has tried to slow things down. Looked good at times, but left us dangerously exposed at others.

Thought Conroy and Odimayo were playing well. O'Brien has had a couple of moments. Hunt doing well in attack.

McKirdy is McKirdy! Could have had a couple but has run off the ball well and played in others (Inc Iandolo)


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:49:07
Att: 12,695 (2,473 Rovers)


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:50:36
Should have been 2-0 and would be a different game as started well for the first 15. Out of possession Gladwin is having to play as a proper centre mid but he’s miles off the pace which is causing us major problems. Defence still has no leadership or communication as shown by the goal, someone should have pushed out to stop the cross and either a centre back or Ward needed to commit instead they just left it for each other.

Lyden for Gladwin is needed for me to get some more control in midfield.

Also what’s with Iandolo? He looks like he’s running in treacle when he runs back.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 13:56:21
He’s proper trolling them now, calling them Bristol City.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:00:06
Good anticipation from their keeper coming out to head that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:02:46
That’s the Ben Gladwin we signed.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:03:29
We haven't started this half that well, need to get back to keeping the ball


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:05:03
We have started really poorly, looking disjointed all over the pitch.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:05:21
Getting annoyed with Ward going long every time and giving up possession.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:05:36
Iandolo booked for an earlier challenge.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:06:01
Getting annoyed with Ward going long every time and giving up possession.
I suppose its better than him gifting them goals with poor short passing.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:06:08
Corner to Town.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:06:44
JOB wins a header but its looped into the keepers hands.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:07:04
I suppose its better than him gifting them goals with poor short passing.

Shows us what we’re missing.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:07:16
need to find a corner set to feature obrien...


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:07:55
Good recovery Akin


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:07:56
Odimayo makes a mistake but wins the ball back in our box.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:09:19
Very niggly - the ref could help here by letting some of this go, nothing challenges with players falling over


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:09:19
Rovers player falls to the floor and the ref gives then a FK, Galdwin barely even breathed on him. The ref has started giving them all the 50/50 decisions.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:10:02
This is not looking good.



Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:10:21
Gas twats on top this half


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:13:22
Past the hour. Time for Lyden.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:14:10
So who is Lyden going to come on for?

Gladwin or Williams?


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:14:44
Simpson curls just wide after winning the ball in the box. Good chance.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:14:49
Should have passed it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:15:03
selfish choice


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:15:24
So who is Lyden going to come on for?

Gladwin or Williams?
Gladwin for me.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:15:30
McKirdy unhappy with Simpson. Really should have played McKirdy in for a tap in rather than trying to curl another ok one home


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:15:30
So who is Lyden going to come on for?

Gladwin or Williams?

This game is passing Williams by


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:16:05
So who is Lyden going to come on for?

Gladwin or Williams?

Whoever’s less broken.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:16:16
McKirdy tries a curling 20 yarder but its easily saved.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:16:22
This game is passing Williams by

Because they've been kicking lumps out of him all game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:17:04
This game is passing Williams by

i think formation needs williams in the middle midfield so he can control the game...his position is taking him out of the play


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:17:27
Because they've been kicking lumps out of him all game.

Don't disagree


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:19:14
How many times are our defence going to give it away??


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:19:46
Rovers are pressing well this half which we are not dealing well with


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:19:59
We are giving away the ball far too easily today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:20:19
Fuck me!!! when all 20 players are in your box just fucking clear it out


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:20:41
Williams is going to get injured at this rate, targetted fouling.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:22:46
Williams fouled again, yellow for the Rovers player that time.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:22:50
Williams is going to get injured at this rate, targetted fouling.

Every. Single. Time.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:23:11
how many yellow cards can you give for shit play....time to get the red out or lose control of the game ref


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:23:49
JOB overseeing Williams with the Rovers twat just in case it kicks off :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:24:37
Great JOB.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:25:31
For me its time for Lyden for Gladwin.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:25:44
Great JOB.
Excellent saving challenge


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:26:02
For me its time for Lyden for Gladwin.
About 10-15 mins ago


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:26:36
I would keep Williams on as hes winding their players up.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:27:31
McKirdy pulled down by the neck yet the ref lets it go.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:28:10
I would keep Williams on as hes winding their players up.

Agree - we need to get him on the ball, been much better last 10


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:28:24
Good move by Town but we cant get a shot in.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:29:42
JOB has been fantastic today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:30:21
Corner to them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:30:37
Yeah he's done well


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:30:55
JOB has been fantastic today.
Upgrade on Crichlow


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:32:06
Iandolo looks spent


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:32:14
Iandolo with a poor long shot loses possession from a decent position.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:32:29
Upgrade on Crichlow
100%


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:32:51
We need a Reed FK


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:32:53
Hunt’s made one or two naive challenges like that today


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:34:03
McKirdy and Simpson have a great understanding on where they need to pass the ball to to create attacks, we just need to get the ball to either quicker.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:34:58
We look poor this half


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:35:03
That was never a foul by Odimayo.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:35:23
McKirdy and Simpson have a great understanding on where they need to pass the ball to to create attacks, we just need to get the ball to either quicker.

i think simpson needs to make runs earlier when mckirdy gets the ball on the other side from him so mckirdy can serve the ball into space for him.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:36:05
Not going to happen today.

Are all the subs injured or something?


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:36:30
That was never a foul by Odimayo.
It was a foul ON Odimayo


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:37:38
What is the point of the physio's wearing face masks under their noses - might as well not bother


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:38:24
He cried on our pitch.....


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:38:38
Clarke coming on. This'll end well.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:38:58
Should be about 7 mins ET.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:39:14
Just don’t get it. Feels like Garner is just letting the game drift costing us a chance of winning.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:39:24
Should be about 7 mins ET.
6 mins added.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:40:04
Just don’t get it. Feels like Garner is just letting the game drift costing us a chance of winning.
We have little on the bench to press or change the game though, other than maybe Lyden who can break up and create stuff.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:42:26
We have little on the bench to press or change the game though, other than maybe Lyden who can break up and create stuff.
Adding legs to the midfield would improve us though


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:42:55
McKirdy felled not far outside the box, another booking.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:42:56
Be interested to know when was the last game we didn’t make any subs.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:43:23
Come on Reed just get it on target the keeper looks a bit shit.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:43:24
Borderline red that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:43:44
Undeserved winner?


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:43:58
Borderline red that.

i was wondering if he was last defender as well


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:44:03
On target but at the keeper.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:44:15
Rubbish


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:44:24
Be interested to know when was the last game we didn’t make any subs.
I really dont remember it happening.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:44:42
Yet another booking for Rovers, thats 6!


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:45:16
Barton being a fuckwit.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:45:46
Fucking ref has missed so many fouls by them.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:45:49
Who would have guessed that a Joey Barton side would be so vile?


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:45:53
FT 1-1


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:46:32
Eh, could have been better, could have been worse. Realise success buys you a lot of support in football, but I hope Joey Barton never manages us. Or ideally anyone.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:46:37
What a bunch of cunts this club is, from staff to players - horrible club


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:46:45
Poor game, O’Brian MoM good to have a defender that can first and foremost actually defend.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:47:33
Typical rovers, only heard em celebrate a draw at the end. Thick cunts.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:49:29
Difficult one to take. Poor Rovers side controlled the second half. Should have been out of sight by half time.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:49:48
Bitterly disappointed but, controversial or not, I will credit Barton for getting a more limited side to outfight STFC and dominate play on the day.

A very well deserved point for Rovers.  No arguments.

Why no subs or positional changes though, Garner?


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:50:23
Poor game, O’Brian MoM good to have a defender that can first and foremost actually defend.
Mine too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: hobnob on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:50:37
But they are going to “piss the league” don’t you know? Bunch of dirty bastards just like their dick of a manager, clever to spread the cards around though!

Oh well that’s their cup final out of the way!


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:51:25
JOB my MotM easily.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:51:52
Bartons' wife should be safe this evening


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:52:40
I don't really know what to make of that.  They ruffled us, Gladwin and Williams won't work when a team closes us down, we defended far too passively yet again and seemed to have no idea what to do to get on the ball and made no changes.

Saying all that we had three really good chances and rarely looked like conceding.  If you just play the key moment highlights we would look like the better team.

Very odd.

I think a good Manager would have made a change after half time.  We needed someone in midfield to provide more of a press on them when they had the ball.  Someone niggling them would create more turnovers in possession and possibly give us a way to get some control.  Less talent on the ball but we didn't need that because Rovers were far too focused on going man to man.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:54:36
They're shit but they won that 2nd half. Thanks for the 4 pts this season,  you scruffy twats


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:55:42
JOB my MotM easily.

Solid. Good to see.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 14:57:58
They're shit but they won that 2nd half. Thanks for the 4 pts this season,  you scruffy twats

And yet we had the better chances


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Boeta on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 15:05:25
Very un-Garnerball performance.

Felt we were crying out for Lyden to come on for Williams or Gladwin to wrestle a bit of control in midfield.

Could've also done with Woolacott so we could build up attacks.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 15:06:28
Lost that in midfield today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 15:09:41
Very un-Garnerball performance.

Felt we were crying out for Lyden to come on for Williams or Gladwin to wrestle a bit of control in midfield.

Could've also done with Woolacott so we could build up attacks.
100% this. Lyden for Gladwin for me as Williams revelled in winding them up but Gladwin was poor most of the game TBH barring 1 or 2 little passes.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 15:14:25
Pretty honest sum up by Garner - which isn't always the case


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 15:17:12
Garner:
- Really pleased with how we competed
- Difficult game
- They were aggressive all over the pitch
- Weren't as good with the ball as normal
- Would like us to be braver
- Became bitty due to stoppages
- Take positives that this is 4 points against one of the teams with the biggest budget
- Pitch was dry due to frost. Ball didnt roll well
- Allowed them to press
- Needed a second goal in first half
- Made too many technical errors that is unlike us
- Didn't get up quick enough as a defensive line for the goal
- Didn't get pressure on the ball
- Didn't give them many chances
- Defence was pretty good
- Thought fitness would show at the end
- Should have had 16 rather that 6 mins added
- Needed to do more playing into front 2.
- Their player took a good booking taking McKirdy down
- Thought it was right team for the game. Difficult to make changes
- Didnt get our press right
- Less than 50% possession which is unlike us
- Disappointed not to win even though we know we could do better
- Front 2 looked good.
- Didnt want to go away from shape that we had worked on
- Thought we'd finish stronger
- But game shorted by Loft injury that want added on
- Wollacott disappointed to go out at group stage
- Trained yesterday and will be back in the fold next week
- Need to be fair to the players here and in training
- Both on a level playing field competing for next week
- Hope to get 1 or 2 early next week. And then a couple more after that
- Chorley doing a lot of ground work
- We are in a good place.
- Like to think we'll be in a good place and stronger next week


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 15:18:21
The contrast between Vale last week giving us time and Rovers today closing down and very niggly, disrupting play was stark.

How we haven’t managed to work out how to combat the pressing is a constant irritation.

Maybe a couple of reinforcements this coming week will help.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 15:22:14
Worst ref I’ve seen in a long long time


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Crozzer on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 15:25:23
Got the impression that Garner is confident on reinforcements, and just didn't want to lose today.  Thanks for the four points, Joey.  Will Hayden be returning?


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 15:25:43
Worst ref I’ve seen in a long long time
I thought he started very well. He played the advantage and was strong when he needed to be in the first half. However, second half, I think a red could have been produced on a couple of occasions. I also think that he could have added more time on for timewasting.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 15:29:05
Didn't enjoy that at all, after the first 20 mins. Once they worked out they had to close us down quicker and drop the ball over the top into the corners, we were never really in the game, bar one or two good chances in the 2nd half. Gladwin back to his frustrating worst for most of the game, but did manage one or two Hoddle-esque moments. Poor shape, lack of urgency and no Lyden in the 2nd half cost us a potential 3 points.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Outletred on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 15:37:02
If he had brought Lyden on second half to shore the midfield think we would have won that


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 15:38:18
Angus:
- Great atmosphere
- Good to see a full ground for the second time in a row
- To get over 10k home fans is great
- Would like to see that every week
- Should be able to with the catchment area we have
- With the performances on the pitch and work in the community we should
- Twine: Fair result. Been better if we could have kept hold of him
- Clem invested in good lawyers. Coming in we didnt have all the paperwork on Twine
- Looking at March cabinet meeting to look at valuations for the ground
- Man City learning?: Its been testing off the pitch to get ready for large crowds
- Staff on pitch have done an amazing job to get games on.
- 3-4k? Working it through. Will share with advisory board.
- Need to look at extra policing costs and seating costs
- Embargo limits money on playing side: We have debts to manage. We have ability to strengthen squad
- Looking at training ground improvements
- Still have significant legal costs
- Money helps to repair costs that have been inherited
- Still find the odd unexpected costs. Said they are pebbles rather than rocks now
- Debt from £4 million down to £2.3 million
- Still legal battles and debts to work through
- In a much stronger position than we were.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 15:39:21
First 30 minutes I though we were quite good. Created a few chances and a great finish from Simpson gave us a deserved lead.

Rovers equaliser was very soft, but they had started to play a bit before that - just created very little. The lack of Rovers chances continued throughout really.

Second half was a scrappy stop start affair, not helped by the ref giving a few very odd free kicks. If I'm brutally honest Rovers were better on the ball than us, which was a surprise.  Thankfully their lack  of quality quality and some good defending kept them at arms length. Early worries about O'Brien in the first half of his first town game are a distant memory.

The front two looked dangerous and so nearly unlocked Rovers, the best chance narrowly spurned by Simpson. Hindsight says perhaps McKirdy was a better option.

But it was obvious from 55-60 minutes we needed more energy in the midfield. But that would surely come when either Gladwin and/or Williams would get replaced as is the normal. Only they didn't. For reasons only known by Garner he didn't make a change. The scrappy nature was calling out Lyden to come on to gain control over a battle we were losing. I've no idea why we carried on regardless.

Anyway no complaints about the result. Rovers didn't create enough to win it, we didn't deserve it either in truth even if we could have nicked it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 15:54:42
Rovers were poor compared to what we have seen here, we just had an off day.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 15:56:16
I hated every minute of that, a really frustrating watch. We were poor, but my god Rovers are bad, fuck watching that every week.
Quite embarrassing watching Barton celebrate a point like a win at the end.

Surprised with all the O’Brien comments, I thought he was absolutely appalling in the first half. Also thought we needed to bring Lyden on for Gladwin at half time, so was very surprised to see no changes.
Simpson was my MOM, thought he was superb.

I thought we looked very leggy in the second half, was that just me?


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 15:57:00
Also, 600 tranmere fans made more noise than them, on a Tuesday night aswell  :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 16:01:09
@quagmire definitely looked leggy to me too


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 16:03:39
We lost the midfield from about 30 minutes. Reed and Williams both poor - lyden should have come on for William, to try and regain it

Everyone else was so-so. Simpson MoTM, bullied their defenders and we probably should have made more of the balls into the channel.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 16:04:11
Surprised with all the O’Brien comments, I thought he was absolutely appalling in the first half. Also thought we needed to bring Lyden on for Gladwin at half time, so was very surprised to see no changes.
Simpson was my MOM, thought he was superb.

I thought we looked very leggy in the second half, was that just me?

Perhaps it’s more of a case of having a defender that can actually defend as opposed to what has come before him has led to O’Brian standing out for many.

We were leggy which made the lack of subs more baffling, Iandolo looked like he was running in treacle even in the first half.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 16:25:13
Clem is at Marine. Stood right by him.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 16:29:04
Nearly all of the teams in the top half are winning, sadly.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 16:31:45
Not often we lose out on possession stats at home. 44% - 56%


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 16:44:58
100% this. Lyden for Gladwin for me as Williams revelled in winding them up but Gladwin was poor most of the game TBH barring 1 or 2 little passes.

i agree....Gladwin is just to slow of foot with or without the ball...a guy his size needs to be the punisher if they can't move swiftly...


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 16:48:32
I hated every minute of that, a really frustrating watch. We were poor, but my god Rovers are bad, fuck watching that every week.
Quite embarrassing watching Barton celebrate a point like a win at the end.

Surprised with all the O’Brien comments, I thought he was absolutely appalling in the first half. Also thought we needed to bring Lyden on for Gladwin at half time, so was very surprised to see no changes.
Simpson was my MOM, thought he was superb.

I thought we looked very leggy in the second half, was that just me?

O'brien is young..only a few games in but you can see the impact he will make...is a massive defender...gets his head on the ball on corners..I am hoping for a long loan with this kid....


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 17:09:17
Ref started off well, second have bottled some key decisions.
Solid at the back, they scored from one of their rare chances however deserved the point.
They had the extra player in midfield and Garner clearly didn’t want to risk the shape by changing it.

Pity as when we scored we had that purple patch and couldn’t get that much needed second.
6 yellows for Rovers (or 5) ? They were certainly living it dangerous and clearly wanted to break up our possession which they did well.

Disappointed to drop 2 points but a point gained.

Tough trip to Colchester next weekend but hopefully will have a few more in as we need more quality in-depth. Thought Lyden could have made a difference around the 65th minute.

Town End what happened? Very quiet and the Don Rogers were the only ones singing today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 17:20:29
Town End was loud first 25/30 minutes until the match petered out into a fairy dull affair - I don’t blame Rovers, clearly a set of mostly limited footballers so Barton has set them up accordingly. They’ll be comfortably mid table I expect.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: chalkies shorts on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 17:31:49
Clem is at Marine. Stood right by him.
You must have been stood next to me then as well.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 17:36:54
... clearly a set of mostly limited footballers ...

I think that it is fair to say that this is the case with many lower league sides


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 17:37:10
Chalkies Shorts is Clem!


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: pantomime dame on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 18:26:51
Shame about the result but am I honestly the only one who left the ground happy because I actually enjoyed the game? Not a lot of disappointing negative passing and a good old fashioned English derby game.
Blood, thunder and commitment. Brilliant, more of the same please.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 19:00:23
You must have been stood next to me then as well.

I did move around a bit and ‘stood next to him’ maybe a bit of a stretch, close proximity may be a more accurate assessment.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 19:17:29
You must have been stood next to me then as well.

Did you have a chat with the exulted one? I had a nice chat with Jez.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: chalkies shorts on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 19:20:12
Did you have a chat with the exulted one? I had a nice chat with Jez.
Nope but he was stood behind me most of the second half with a couple of mates. He certainly has no airs and graces. I think him and jez have become good mates, not a bad thing.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 19:25:24
Nope but he was stood behind me most of the second half with a couple of mates. He certainly has no airs and graces. I think him and jez have become good mates, not a bad thing.

‘I think him and jez have become good mates, not a bad thing.’
Put it this way. At long last it would seem a proper multi level relationship is being forged between the owners of both clubs to the mutual benefit of both, about bloody time too IMHO. Seems bizarre that the Gas have a number of youth loanees at Marine and we don’t? Good things coming I think. No I’m not ITK, just a sense I get.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 19:51:24
Bigger picture. A point is ok.
Ended up playing like the away team, probably not by design though.
Lyden should play if fit.

Not the most difficult of tasks coming up at the edge of nowhere stadium next Saturday.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Pericardinho on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 21:34:48
Thought the Town End were great for the first 30 mins. Truth be told, the team didn’t give us much to get behind after that.

Lost the vast majority of 50/50s and constantly getting over run. We were guilty of playing the game Rovers wanted and not our own. To everybody who wants plan B - we went a lot longer today to try and bypass their press and it didn’t work. So either let’s do plan A better or perhaps introduce plan C?

For as good as Simpson’s hold up and ball carrying is, I’m still waiting for him to win a header. In fact I’d be content if he just contested for one instead of ducking under his man every time. He was good today but this area of his game is a big concern. Still one of the best players on the pitch today.

Defence was generally fine. Jonny Williams’ first touch let him down a few times today and as usual he was kicked out of the game. Gladwin was Gladwin. The odd flash of brilliance but caught on the ball far too often. Missed Payne today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 21:56:22
I think we went longer mainly because Ward is uncomfortable with the ball at his feet - the fact that Woolacott is better at this part of the game is important in the way we are set up to play.
The ref was poor today - the late challenge on O’Brien in the 1st half should have been red, and some of the second half decisions were bizarre. The amount of holding, blocking and shirt pulling which went unpunished was ridiculous - Rovers set out to break up play and slow the game down and we’re allowed to do so. I also agree with Garner that the amount of stoppage time was less than should have been allowed - one example -  they sent on 2 subs after 90 mins and no extra was added for those.
We also had limited options to change things today - only Lyden or JML realistically - so reinforcements (alluded to by BG post match) are certainly needed.
That may well prove a valuable point at the end of the season.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 22:13:52
Im not sure Lyden is actually fit. To send him on in a game when clearly the opposition tactic was to 'do' players would have been foolhardy.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 22:18:14
Garner told Lyden to go and get warm at approx the 60 minute mark, only to then decide not to bring him on, which I found strange.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 22:58:36
Quote from: Saxondale
Im not sure Lyden is actually fit. To send him on in a game when clearly the opposition tactic was to 'do' players would have been foolhardy.

I refer the gentleman to my Twitter post... Not sure who the Donna is that replied but the surname can't be coincidental.

https://twitter.com/BatchStfc/status/1484900826850209794?t=G3SGCOlZxJuISI0w2YrsPw&s=19


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Badger on Sunday, January 23, 2022, 07:25:28
Johnnie ?


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, January 23, 2022, 09:50:14
Not sure who the Donna is that replied but the surname can't be coincidental.
Perhaps Berni can enlighten us on that?


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Sunday, January 23, 2022, 10:01:22
Hate it when family members start getting involved in this sort of thing. Usually ends up with the player fucking off tbh.

Not saying that this is the case here with Lyden and really hope not but usually does not end in a great way does it


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Sunday, January 23, 2022, 10:43:54
Not much to say on the game, though I thought Rovers came to do a job and did it - they were like a swarm and never really lets us dictate the play, sensible on their part.

And I'm not here to moan about 'plastics' inflating the crowd - great, get em in, all for it. But I would like it if they would go to their actual assigned seat, rather than cramming in and doubling up in rows, smoking/vaping. Or spending 90 mins stood on the stairs in the Town End. Years ago the stewards used to be shit hot on this, but clearly didn't give a shit.

I found it fairly irritating (especially as Mr Orange Jacket spent the second half moaning about the lack of a bar in the TE) but bet it was more of a pain in the arse for the little kids behind me.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Sunday, January 23, 2022, 10:50:45
Was Tom Broadbent in the CGH pre match?


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, January 23, 2022, 11:10:26
Quote from: Shrivvy Road
Hate it when family members start getting involved in this sort of thing. Usually ends up with the player fucking off tbh.

Not saying that this is the case here with Lyden and really hope not but usually does not end in a great way does it

get what you are saying, and perhaps i shouldn't have posted here - though it's open on Twitter

I would say it was only confirmation he's not injured in their eyes. Not a moan from them, not a 'like' when I said I thought they should have come on. 

I know how it could look simply by the reply.

ignoring the reply, the medical team are shit hot this year. they would surely not be allowing him to be on the bench if there was a risk


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, January 23, 2022, 11:31:17
He should be one of the first names on the team sheet when fit.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Sunday, January 23, 2022, 11:46:46
He should be one of the first names on the team sheet when fit.

Weird one because we played so well without him at PV, but when he's played this season he's been very good.

Wonder if we should try 4 at the back, but for me that would mean dropping Conroy...

                      JJ
Hunt   O'Brien      Odimayo   Iandolo
           Reed       Lyden
Payne        Williams    McKirdy
                  Simpson                         

(the 3 behind Simpson could play anywhere across that 3 in reality but this team feels like it has better shape)


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Sunday, January 23, 2022, 11:57:28
Was Tom Broadbent in the CGH pre match?

Theres a video of him in there


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Sunday, January 23, 2022, 12:01:09
get what you are saying, and perhaps i shouldn't have posted here - though it's open on Twitter

I would say it was only confirmation he's not injured in their eyes. Not a moan from them, not a 'like' when I said I thought they should have come on. 

I know how it could look simply by the reply.

ignoring the reply, the medical team are shit hot this year. they would surely not be allowing him to be on the bench if there was a risk
Yeah it could be mate not a pop at you at all for posting just think when family members start posting it usually ends in a downwards spiral


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Sunday, January 23, 2022, 12:03:35
Lyden, just like Williams and Gladwin, needs to be managed carefully. Makes sense to me that he’s sat out the last couple - he’s played well recently, but is fuck all use to us injured. Wouldn’t be shocked to see midfield rotated next week.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Sunday, January 23, 2022, 12:43:30
Share lots of the same comments above. Enjoyed a couple of beers in Legends Lounge before the game, only marred by some idiots coming in about 20 minutes before kick off and moaning how busy it was! Went in The Arkells on this occasion, seemed quicker to access than DRS than previous games, have they sorted out ticket problems? Was actually the first time the turnstiles could successfully scan the QR code on my phone. Straight to the toilet for a piss before a pre match burger and a coffee. Again served fairly quickly. Walked back along the concourse, a small argument between a couple of middeaged men over the (non) wearing of masks. Game not even kicked off yet! Into my seat to be reminded why I don’t like The Arkells, that damn post that obscured the view of The Town End goal. As for the game only really enjoyed the first 30 minutes, the rest not so. Disappointed but not downbeat. We’ve a decent team and with a couple of quality additions we will be up there come May.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Sunday, January 23, 2022, 14:40:44
Perhaps Berni can enlighten us on that?

Nope, i followed her after I saw her reply to batch :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, January 23, 2022, 14:45:12
Nope, i followed her after I saw her reply to batch :D
Ah :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Sunday, January 23, 2022, 14:47:32
Yesterday was the perfect game to show why Rugby has the sin bin.  I'm not knocking Rovers to be honest, they played just within the rules to ensure they ruffled us but didn't lose a player.  And I don't really blame the ref, they did a good job of fouling in a way to avoid yellows, or when it was a yellow they passed them around so nobody got sent off.  If it was a game of Rugby you can well imagine the Ref speaking to the captain and letting him know the entire team is on a warning.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, January 23, 2022, 15:49:03
Yesterday was the perfect game to show why Rugby has the sin bin.  I'm not knocking Rovers to be honest, they played just within the rules to ensure they ruffled us but didn't lose a player.  And I don't really blame the ref, they did a good job of fouling in a way to avoid yellows, or when it was a yellow they passed them around so nobody got sent off.  If it was a game of Rugby you can well imagine the Ref speaking to the captain and letting him know the entire team is on a warning.

They are a team in the image of their manager, a niggly, spiteful nasty bunch of cunts.
But we can’t complain about the result


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, January 24, 2022, 09:19:16
Haven't read back.

All very 'meh' on Saturday really. Both sides setup to press high and as at Mansfield, it disrupted the way we wanted to play. That said, I think we tried to get it longer up the pitch with purpose, get McKirdy running into the channels etc, it just never really looked that great. We played quite well first half and Simpson scored a brilliant goal, what a way to sign off his STFC career. (hoping he might be back, but think it unlikely given he's a 19 year old scoring 11 goals by January, he'll have suitors)

Second half was very bitty. Rovers stopped us playing and I thought their midfield 3 of Finley, Evans and Coutts played quite well. If they had had anyone even remotely decent up front instead of Alisha's Attic they might have been going home with all 3 points. I'm no keeper but can't help feeling Jojo might not have conceded that goal on Saturday. Obviously it's a decent ball flighted in with runners making it harder, but Ward's feet were cemented. I think Jojo might have dealt with it better and will be back in on Saturday.

Relatively happy to take a point at home in a frenetic derby game but Rovers were definitely there for the taking had we been able to up the performance. It was also great to see a large crowd which is needed for the coffers.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, January 24, 2022, 10:14:24
I'm no keeper but can't help feeling Jojo might not have conceded that goal on Saturday. Obviously it's a decent ball flighted in with runners making it harder, but Ward's feet were cemented. I think Jojo might have dealt with it better and will be back in on Saturday.


Counter argument, why are the three defenders watching it come in and then bounce not doing anything apart from watching the world go by.

Not saying that ward could not have done better, but time and time again he seems to be getting the blame when those in front of him are equally capable.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, January 24, 2022, 10:34:34
Counter argument, why are the three defenders watching it come in and then bounce not doing anything apart from watching the world go by.

Not saying that ward could not have done better, but time and time again he seems to be getting the blame when those in front of him are equally capable.

That's a very good point. I guess it's always easier to blame the keeper and I may have done him a disservice here. Having never played the game I don't really know whether the keeper, or the defender(s) should be doing better, or both/all of them should have done their job better?


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, January 24, 2022, 11:00:32
Not the first time we’ve seen an innocuous ball knocked into and across the penalty area that no-one gets a touch on when you’d expect an attacker or defender too, then watch in amazement when the keeper is rooted to the spot watching in slow motion as the ball goes past into the net. Similarly scoring from a corner when no-one again gets onto the cross but the ball again ends up in the net, it happens.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, January 24, 2022, 11:13:42
Havent read back.

Late getting in as didnt want to queue from the Club shop for the TE.

BUT...got to my seat and we scored a minute later!

After that we sort of fell apart. I know we had played quite well up to that from the info from those around me.

No midfield per say and arc long ball to Simpson was predictable.

Gas were physical (the cards reflect that)and as usual we shrank back from that tactic.

The equaliser seemed to be coming...did it go straight in?

Ref was usual crap and it seemed that Town Gas, Town and himself agreed to blow up early..couple of minutes on my timer thingy.

Point a piece about just and 4 off Gas this season is an ok return in my book.

Anyway, with Simpson going back, we are now very thin with forward options....i hope this unexpected season doesnt now disintergrate.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, January 24, 2022, 11:15:35
Looking back, jesus we were light on the bench on Saturday!


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, January 24, 2022, 11:16:01
Not much to say on the game, though I thought Rovers came to do a job and did it - they were like a swarm and never really lets us dictate the play, sensible on their part.

And I'm not here to moan about 'plastics' inflating the crowd - great, get em in, all for it. But I would like it if they would go to their actual assigned seat, rather than cramming in and doubling up in rows, smoking/vaping. Or spending 90 mins stood on the stairs in the Town End. Years ago the stewards used to be shit hot on this, but clearly didn't give a shit.

I found it fairly irritating (especially as Mr Orange Jacket spent the second half moaning about the lack of a bar in the TE) but bet it was more of a pain in the arse for the little kids behind me.

fans on the bog steps annoyed me too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, January 24, 2022, 11:45:39
Counter argument, why are the three defenders watching it come in and then bounce not doing anything apart from watching the world go by.

Not saying that ward could not have done better, but time and time again he seems to be getting the blame when those in front of him are equally capable.

Culpable too.

The problem on Saturday, as Purkiss pointed out at the time and Garner said afterwards, is that they ball-watched rather than pushing out as a unit, which would have left Ward with only one option to worry about. This in turn comes back to poor comms between them, and the leadership deficit which it should really fall to Conroy to provide. We've needed an organiser back there for the last two years.


Title: Re: Swindon v Bristol Rovers pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, January 24, 2022, 16:22:03
Was a shite goal to concede. No one in the defence took responsibility and we got punished.