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Title: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, April 1, 2022, 09:39:29
Good luck tomorrow guys.

Rochdale 0-1 Swindon att: 2,833 (876 of us)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, April 1, 2022, 09:52:59
1-1 draw in front of 2,845 (794 Swindon).


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, April 1, 2022, 09:56:18
Piece of piss. 1-4


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, April 1, 2022, 10:26:36
Stayed in Bristol last night so decided to travel up today on a cheap ticket.
Serendipity in action. The local Camra branch deserve credit for having the foresight to schedule the Oldham beer festival this weekend.
If this was a repeat of last season & with the Power shower mob still in charge, then would also have spent tomorrow afternoon supping ales as well.

As it is, looking forward to the game after the enforced break.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Friday, April 1, 2022, 10:28:01
I have 3 tickets available for this game if anyone wants them


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, April 1, 2022, 11:48:13
Declan Bourne is the ref for this game.

He has officiated 20 matches so far giving out 84 yellow cards and 2 red cards so far.

He gives an average of 25 fouls per game.

He has given 10 penalties in his previous 20 games.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Friday, April 1, 2022, 11:53:39
At least we know Bourne's Identity.

Fuck, wrong thread.  I'll get me coat.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Private Fraser on Friday, April 1, 2022, 13:37:53
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Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, April 1, 2022, 14:36:40
728 advance sales, plus POTD available.

Excellent as meeting a Mate and will be coming go to game.
He was expecting to have to go in the home end.



Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Friday, April 1, 2022, 14:37:03
has there been word if Barry and Tomilson are back?  if they are in we win 2-1, if not lose 2-0

not having Mckirdy will really hurt getting ball in the net.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Friday, April 1, 2022, 14:38:17
Stayed in Bristol last night so decided to travel up today on a cheap ticket.
Serendipity in action. The local Camra branch deserve credit for having the foresight to schedule the Oldham beer festival this weekend.
If this was a repeat of last season & with the Power shower mob still in charge, then would also have spent tomorrow afternoon supping ales as well.

As it is, looking forward to the game after the enforced break.

what is a beer festival?  do you just sit around and drink different types of beers or is there entertainment?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Friday, April 1, 2022, 14:41:12
has there been word if Barry and Tomilson are back?  if they are in we win 2-1, if not lose 2-0

not having Mckirdy will really hurt getting ball in the net.

Both available.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Friday, April 1, 2022, 14:54:42
Both available.

oh good...so i guess we win 2-1...done deal!  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, April 1, 2022, 15:37:06
I fear Crawley part 2.

First 15 mins looking superb followed by a mistake then chasing the game. Huffing and puffing before a calamitous mistake or two kills us off.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: donkey on Friday, April 1, 2022, 16:19:19
what is a beer festival?  do you just sit around and drink different types of beers or is there entertainment?

Depends on the size. A few have a band, but most is drinking different types of beer.  Lovely stuff.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, April 1, 2022, 16:27:27
what is a beer festival?  do you just sit around and drink different types of beers or is there entertainment?

Pubs putting on a 'beer festival' (which is a bit of a grandiose term, if I'm honest) will have a much larger selection of beers on tap than usual.  Very often (but not always) served in half pint glasses, instead of the usual pint.  The thinking being getting smashed on 18 half pints makes for a more interesting session than sinking 9 pints.  (Numbers used for illustrative purposes only.  9 pints would kill me.)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ron dodgers on Friday, April 1, 2022, 16:51:46
Steams on this year!!!!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: stfcjack on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 07:11:21
Donít care how we win. Just win. Come on you fucking reds


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: AMayesIng on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 07:48:10
Donít care how we win. Just win. Come on you fucking reds
This


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 07:59:54
Pre match looking for the biggest aspidistra in the world in The Regal Moon.
Well, a reference to our Gracie is preferable to one for a former local MP.

If Gothic revival architecture is your thing then look no further than Rochdale Town Hall.
So fine that even Hitler wanted to move it to Berlin.
And the Parliament scenes from Peaky Blinders were filmed there as well.

So by the same token plus some faulty intelligence it's possible that the new Ivan the Terrible could be persuaded to have the SBC civic offices and the bus station relocated to Red Square & spin it as a glorious victory.

Anyway, pretty much a must win today.
Great to have Barry & Tomlinson back.
We've done ok here before despite losing on last 2 visits.
The 4-0 in 2016 must have been so bad that it's been wiped from the memory.
Hold on people, squeaky bum time is here.




Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 09:16:57
Donít care how we win. Just win. Come on you fucking reds

100%, every game is a must win game a winner take all style cup tie. With so many teams around us having to play each other in the final run in the opportunity to capitalise on draws especially is like an open goal.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: molepar on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 09:22:02
On the train on my way to meet the Wobbly One for a half pint or two of shandy. I am optimistic today and think we will be up for it. We have the minerals to do this even without Harry. COYR


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 09:46:43
Pubs putting on a 'beer festival' (which is a bit of a grandiose term, if I'm honest) will have a much larger selection of beers on tap than usual.  Very often (but not always) served in half pint glasses, instead of the usual pint.  The thinking being getting smashed on 18 half pints makes for a more interesting session than sinking 9 pints.  (Numbers used for illustrative purposes only.  9 pints would kill me.)

One before Burton Albion at their brewery you got a pint glass given to you and could order a pint, a half or a third. A lot of people ordering thirds of different beers.


Title: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 09:47:01
I've got a bad feeling about this


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 09:59:51
I've got a bad getting about this
I assume you meant feeling, yes I am not in a positive mood about todays prospects, too many injured players or players returning from injury and no McKirdy makes me wonder where the goals will come from, Davsion scores a few but rarely looks a genuine threat in front of goal.

But who knows, grab a couple of early goals on the break and anything can happen.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Qunk on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:02:22
Canít see it happening for us. 3-0 defeat


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Robinz on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:06:04
Will be watching  from NZ with fingers crossed
2 - 1 Town
COYMRs


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:09:38
You miserable lot. :)

If we don't win today then Audrey will be running around The Merlin with his willy hanging out before Newport next week.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:17:30
Draw. 1-1


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:30:13
You miserable lot. :)

If we don't win today then Audrey will be running around The Merlin with his willy hanging out before Newport next week.
Nobody would notice, tbf.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:30:41
Nobody would notice, tbf.
Depends on the air temperature I expect.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:32:02
From the Rochdale forum.

Quote
Wonít be there today but I expect the Dale fans to give full respect to the Swindon support. They were their when we needed their help, having faced similar battles.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:34:11
Depends on the air temperature I expect.
Mrs Audrey will be accompanying me. Donít think she trusts me.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:42:06
I am usually very optimistic but I fear that the home side will come away with the three points today.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: donkey on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:48:24
I hope they co-operate and give us three points.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:49:13
From the Rochdale forum.


Ah yes, Taylor Curran's old man wasn't it?

Massive respect for the die hard Rochdale faithful.
So many years in the 4th tier without a sniff of promotion & resisting the temptations of the PL behemoths nearby.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:51:56
Ah yes, Taylor Curran's old man wasn't it?

Massive respect for the die hard Rochdale faithful.
So many years in the 4th tier without a sniff of promotion & resisting the temptations of the PL behemoths nearby.
Absolutely.

It must be difficult being a Rochdale fan as you state with so many teams close by who ply their trade in higher leagues, even neighbours Oldham have been to the Premiership!

Never getting higher than Div 3 in their history but also never having dropped out of the league.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 11:50:25
Quote from: Wobbly Bob
You miserable lot. :)

If we don't win today then Audrey will be running around The Merlin with his willy hanging out before Newport next week.

doubt that's result dependent tbh.

forgot he was over. may venture down


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:01:29
I doubt he would have got his willy out with this week ends cold temperatures!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:12:35
Quote from: Jimmy QuitMoaning
I doubt he would have got his willy out with this week ends cold temperatures!

how can you tell?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:25:08
Any guesses on the line up?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:27:39
how can you tell?

Surely common sense prevails


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:28:16
              Wollacott
Hunt Conroy OBrien Tomlinson
     Aguiar Payne Iandolo
      Barry Davison Williams

Maybe


Title: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:33:36
assuming everyone is fit, as above. the midfield looks light but I can't think how I'd change it other than East for Aguiar


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:34:35
             Wollacott
Hunt Conroy OBrien Tomlinson
     Aguiar Payne Iandolo
      Barry Davison Williams

Maybe
Close, but not quite from what I have heard.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:39:41
Are we presuming the player who will be missing due to illness is probably down to Covid?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:46:04
TOWN STARTING XI 👥 | Wollacott; Iandolo, Conroy (C), Baudry, Davison, Payne, Barry, Williams, Tomlinson, Hunt, Aguiar.

SUBS - Ward, Odimayo, Mitchell-Lawson, Egbo, East, Parsons, Minturn.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:46:39
Thought Odimayo would have replaced JOB


Title: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:46:57
no JOB, baudry in 🤔


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:48:44
No Harry McKirdy


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:50:32
That's a very attacking line up.
Good stuff.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:50:51
Quote from: DiV
No Harry McKirdy

we knew this 2 weeks ago :) But it was confirmed yesterday in the presser


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:51:02
No Dave Bamber!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:51:54
Quote from: Nomoreheroes
No Dave Bamber!

that one, less reported


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:53:53
I see the game has sparked the imagination of the Dale fans on their forum. One thread, 2 posts!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:58:01
we knew this 2 weeks ago :) But it was confirmed yesterday in the presser

Yeah, I just typed it out in the tone of his chant - if that makes sense


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:16:40
Another key player injured. Getting ridiculous now


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:20:33
Most clubs have key players out. Just have to suck it up and be grateful theyíll be fit for the POs!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:32:42
Quote from: DiV
Yeah, I just typed it out in the tone of his chant - if that makes sense

ooooooh!

it's not you it's me


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:41:20
We don't look like scoring yet!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:43:09
Most clubs have key players out. Just have to suck it up and be grateful theyíll be fit for the POs!

Yes,but the same sustained length of time and amount of bodies as us? Not so sure


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:46:11
Oh a huddle, thatís new.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:47:31
Dale pressing us high.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:50:13
Barry with a deep cross straight at the keeper.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:50:32
We will get a penalty today, go on to win the game but make extremely hard work of what should be an easier affair.
2-1 Town


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:51:46
Corner for Town.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:52:37
Payne has a go from 20 yards but its blocked.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:55:45
Ooh, sound's gone


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:56:11
Not for me


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:56:24
Jojo with a terrible pass to Baudry puts us under pressure.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:57:17
Williams fouled just outside the corner of the box.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:57:22
Fannying around with it at the back. First mistakes made by Hunt, Baudry and Wollacott. But they haven't cost us


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:57:28
Defender booked.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:57:36
great control by williams


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:57:52
Booking for Dale


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:58:45
Good delivery from Payne but the defender heads it over his own bar, corner.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:58:53
" a hopeful chat about no pushing" ..that is funny...love the commentating


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:59:14
Payne shoots on the volley from 20 yards but its high and wide.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 13:59:28
looked like a pretty shot!!!  just a bit high.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:00:01
Away comms. Know their stuff


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:00:21
Without JOB we don't have much of a threat in the box at set peices.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:00:53
rough surface is not the place to try to keep possession in the back!!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:01:01
Fannying around part Deux!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:01:07
Tranmere 1 up


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:02:19
Oldham beating Stevenage, in the odious manager derby


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:02:44
Williams with an awful pass there puts us under pressure again at the back.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:03:12
Williams with an awful pass there puts us under pressure again at the back.
Putting it mildly!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:03:24
Away comms. Know their stuff
Had a listen for 10 mins, they are pretty knowledgable TBF.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:03:59
Need to send ball deep to counter their press on the defense....need to stretch them some.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:03:59
Barry does great until his final ball in the box, good chance for Town.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:04:32
Aguair gives away a foul even though it didnt look like it was.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:04:53
We are creating our own problems, but have started to run with the ball going forward, which has relieved it a bit


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:05:27
Fucking awful pass from Iandolo nearly cost us a goal.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:06:06
these short passes in the back, the need to restart the free kick without a look around or deep is going to cost us.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:06:09
playing ok imo. just not in final third. knocking but not creating


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:06:22
Salford 1 up


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:07:37
Oldham beating Stevenage. I don't care if the shezarection happens, he's still a cunt in stfc context


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:07:47
Great effort by Tomlinson who the keeper pushes it onto Davison but makes a double save, great chance for town.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:08:45
Port Vale 1 down


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:08:58
Barrow 1 up v Port Vale


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:09:05
Mansfield 1-0 Cobblers


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:09:08
Tomlinson shot from miles out bundled out by keeper to Davison, who shoots, but keeper saves it while still sprawled on the floor at the edge of 6 yard box


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:09:13
It sounds like the only way Rochdale will score is from us messing around at the back.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:09:30
ooooh tomlinson, etc etc (feed is behind)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:10:16
Quote from: Jimmy QuitMoaning
It sounds like the only way Rochdale will score is from us messing around at the back.
careful.

our MO had been to start well for 30 then stop


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:10:52
It sounds like the only way Rochdale will score is from us messing around at the back.
Not at all, Rochdale arent a bad side TBF.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:10:54
ooooh tomlinson, etc etc (feed is behind)

Click on the LIVE button and it will catch up


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:11:20
Click on the LIVE button and it will catch up
He can't from the way he watches the game :)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:11:36
Not at all, Rochdale arent a bad side TBF.

Going on what Caddis keeps saying! Where's Rob these days🤔


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:12:14
He can't from the way he watches the game :)

aah :)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:12:42
shhhh

you ain't seen me. right


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:13:00
Tomlinson with a 20 yarder just over the bar with the keeper well beaten.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:13:33
Tomlinson with another 30 harder which only just goes over the top while the keeper watched it without moving


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:13:49
shhhh

you ain't seen me. right

I travel to Atlanta every Saturday just to watch the game - where is your commitment man :)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:14:16
I travel to Atlanta every Saturday just to watch the game - where is your commitment man :)
I do similar in the Netherlands :)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:14:59
Am I the only kosher iFollower


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:15:07
Just need that bit of magic in the final 6th. Approach play is good,


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:15:14
Town given a FK just outside the box for a foul on Barry.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:15:17
Quote from: Berniman
I travel to Atlanta every Saturday just to watch the game - where is your commitment man :)

:)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:15:46
Oh! Barry fouled at edge of area. Davison poss fouled in the area. Free kick.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:16:04
Salford 2 up


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:16:21
Whinging little midget Rochdale player!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:16:58
Just saw that's and didn't realise they are on the same points as us at it stands


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:17:09
Great effort by Tomlinson saved in the top corner.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:17:25
Saved from Tomlinson


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:18:07
Payne shoots from after the corner but the keeper saves it again.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:18:12
Save from Payne


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:18:41
Their keeper having one of the games of his life so far.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:19:44
Their keeper having one of the games of his life so far.

Most efforts have been straight at him tbf, we have made it pretty easy for him so far


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:20:15
Most efforts have been straight at him tbs, we have made it pretty easy for him so far
Most have but hes dealth with everything thrown at him so far. One good save from the FK.

Kovar showed that even shots straight at a keeper can often results in a goal!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:20:26
69% possession we need to score


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:20:48
Where have I read that before


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:21:26
Nearly every week😀


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:21:31
69% possession we need to score

Hmmm we've lost with similar stats 🤔


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:21:49
Most efforts have been straight at him tbf, we have made it pretty easy for him so far
Yes. That's where we lack quality. Shots and passing around the final 3rd


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:22:16
Corner to Dale.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:23:26
Rochdale just knock it wide, inches away.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:24:26
Gave the ball away from a a goal kick. But their finishing is as good as ours!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:26:08
Cross accross our box but nobody there to put it in luckily.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:26:29
Hawes just pointed out that Williams always has 3 players around him when we play out from the back.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:27:39
Which means other players must be free to exploit the space!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:27:51
Some desperate defending by Dale.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:27:53
Quote from: Nomoreheroes
Hawes just pointed out that Williams always has 3 players around him when we play out from the back.

as did the Rochdale Comms!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:28:39
Dale arent pressing us so high as they did at the start, they seem to be tiring a bit already.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:30:50
We've never not been comfortable.  Davison sometimes a little isolated, but Payne looking lively from a little further back.  We're looking solid, but we're going to have to cut through.  Feels like a game where one goal could be enough.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:30:58
1 min added.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:32:02
Tomlinson with a really sloppy ball to them but he gets away with it.

HT 0-0


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:32:44
we've actually played quite well, especially in the first 30..

but probably not quite creative enough. at 0-0 I'll be nervous.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:32:52
Dale fans sound upset


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:37:03
I was just going to say that Tomlinson had been our player of the half, but the ball he gave away should have resulted in a goal for them.

We have been as we are every week. Slow building from the back playing pretty football from box to box.

At the back we have made 5-6 errors, which against a better team, would have resulted in us being 1 or 2 down.

Our attack has been mostly from long shots. But as has already been pointed out, the keeper looks good, as we keep shooting at him or close to him. To give him credit, he did make a good double save from a long shot and a Davison toe poke.

Interesting to see who tires first. A little bit of quality in the final third could win it for either team.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:46:38
Fancy Tomlinson to score after his few "markers"


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:47:26
695 Town fans in attendance.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:47:36
Midweek game for them so will be leggy in 2nd half.

We should be fresher than a field full of mad March hares.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:49:33
Slow start from us



Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:49:46
Rovers 1 down against the Bantams


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:49:49
It now comes down to how much the players want it


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:50:06
Davison inches away from scoring from 1 yard after a great pass from Barry.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:50:13
Rovers 1 down against the Bantams


 :pint: :pint: :pint:


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:50:27
Rovers losing


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:51:09
think it is obvious, need to target barry with tomilson supporting....



Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Pericardinho on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:51:11
Barry is slightly frustrating. Always wants to cut in on his right. Want him to mix it up a bit more and go on the outside. Like the first goal vs Walsall.

Williams can't really get into the game on the right touchline. Immediately marked as soon as he receives it. I wonder if him and Payne swapping positions could favour us.

We miss the threat of McKirdy in behind. Still think we can nick a goal but whether we can keep them out is another matter.

Take a scrappy 1-0 all day long.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:51:29
Williams fouled for the umpteenth time.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:51:48
Hope these misses don't come back to bite us.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:52:12
Payne with a cross shot inches from Davison, another great chance.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:52:30
for fuck sake....give up your body and score the fucking goal!!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:52:58
Iandolo gives away a foul by pulling again and in a dangerous position.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:53:39
Wolloacott a long way from that cross but luckily the header is wide but we still give away a corner.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:55:58
Lost my connection for a bit. Now back.



Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:56:26
Lovely pass on the break by Iandolo but the pass after that was terrible.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:56:39
McKirdy would have taken that on his own and scored!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:58:05
the pitch is obviously crap so hard to send a good pass at speed..


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:59:00
Another petulant needless foul by Iandolo in the middle, booking.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:59:38
Awful finish by the Dale striker easy save by Jojo, great chance.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:00:39
Williams fouled again


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:00:40
Williams fouled for the umpteenth +1 time!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:00:54
Bloody hell!
Thought Tomlinson had given away a penalty!

Thank god the striker who wasn't marked tamely knocked it into Wollacotts arms


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:00:58
No McKirdy, no urgency
No urgency, no goals
No goals, no win


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:00:59
Twine nets for Dongs


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:01:36
Williams fouled for the umpteenth +1 time!
His legs must have more scars than a butcher's block


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:01:46
Rovers 1-1


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:02:08
Rovers and Vale equalise


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:02:40
So, JML for who today?

Williams or Barry?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:03:21
We're sitting 10th in the league currently😡


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:03:38
Carlisle equalise against Tranmere


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:03:43
So, JML for who today?

Williams or Barry?
Barry I think.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:05:56
Pilgrims beating piss stains  :pint:


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:06:30
We are losing the midfield. We only seem to have Payne there.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:07:58
Aguiar is struggling in there, I would get some fresh legs in there


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:08:39
Pilgrims beating piss stains  :pint:

no idea what this means....


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:09:06
no idea what this means....
Plymouth(Pilgrims) beating Oxford(Piss stains).


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:09:13
Can Egbo change this game?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:09:56
Can Egbo change this game?
Nowt to lose in trying.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:10:06
Plymouth(Pilgrims) beating Oxford(Piss stains).

 :D


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:10:45
Can Egbo change this game?

definately worth a try..has seemed energetic and a smart player


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:10:58
no idea what this means....

Sorry I thought you were Forum trained😀

Tranmere now 1-1 with Carlisle


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:12:13
Sorry I thought you were Forum trained😀

learning slowly...i thought maybe you didnt want to leave watching the match and were having some small issues.. :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:12:23
Egbo on for Aguiar.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:12:33
i like this change..


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:13:10
Conroy very sloppy bringing the ball out.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:13:47
He doesnít half play some hospital passes.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:14:08
Payne should have scored


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:14:09
Payne has a half shot straight at the keeper.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:14:13
Oh FFS!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:14:24
the finishing has been awful


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:15:17
Why are we having a break?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:15:53
Cold weather 😀


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:15:54
Dales best defender (Dorsett) down injured.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:16:13
Snatch 3 points today would be a huge bonus given the other results currently


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:17:03
Why are we having a break?

Dorsett wilts.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:17:51
Dorsett wilts.
Berk :)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:18:03
Dorsett wilts.
Nowt wrong with him!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:19:01
JoJo hasnt seemed willing to quickly send those long balls ...always the little drop it in our box


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: AMayesIng on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:19:06
Berk :)
Hampstring?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:19:21
Rovers winning


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:19:35
Rovers 2-1 up


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:19:39
FFS town.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:19:58
Great chance for Barry.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:20:04
Bloody hell!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:20:15
damn almost


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:20:24
Good cross from Payne to Egbos head and then Barry hits the post.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:20:44
FGR 1 up


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:20:49
Great chance for Barry.

We'd be in the autos if we tucked away some of our great chances this season.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:21:09
That was fucking close to a penalty.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:21:19
Exeter 1 up over Newport


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:21:26
We'd be in the autos if we tucked away some of our great chances this season.
Indeed we would.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:21:31
Exeter 1 up now


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:21:35
That was fucking close to a penalty.

pretty sure it wasn't close to


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:21:48
That was fucking close to a penalty.

I thought it was a pen tbh, but I'll take it


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:22:25
This game sums up our season - close, but no cigar


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:22:29
Rovers winning

9,186 bless em.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:23:30
9,186 bless em.

They have a reduced capacity


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:23:36
Great tackle by Baudry there.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:23:48
We will be lucky to get a point from this


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:23:52
Cobblers down to 10


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:24:36
They have a reduced capacity

Öand they are level on points with 3rd place.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:25:08
Tranmere winning


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:25:31
Its time we started Egbo from the off in a game. He offers something very different to what we have got at the club. Fuck it I would try him at CF :)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:25:35
Öand they are level on points with 3rd place.

Agreed and showing fighting qualities when needed.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:26:48
Its time we started Egbo from the off in a game. He offers something very different to what we have got at the club. Fuck it I would try him at CF :)
i agree


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:27:00
att: 3,720


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:27:29
That's big for them


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: AMayesIng on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:27:42
Feels like next 15 minutes defines our season... COYRs


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:28:32
Feels like next 15 minutes defines our season... COYRs
I fear it will - nearly but not quite!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:28:38
payne just seems to be kicking the ball without purpose sometimes this game...doesnt seem like him normally....

the balls across to the middle on the ground 40-45 yds out dont make sense


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:29:08
That's big for them
It is, their average is 2,700 and their 4th highest of the season.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:29:53
I fear it will - nearly but not quite!

My feelings for the season.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:30:22
it must be a team rule you are not allowed to cross a ball that is over 6ft off the ground. 


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:31:07
Egbo needs to shoot there


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:31:09
Lovely take by Egbo but his pass is just behind everyone.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:31:34
Chelsea 4-1 down at home to Brentford 😲


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:31:44
you would think someone would be crashing to the goal though so normally would have been a good pass.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:32:31
Williams scored in the 93rd minute of the home game, still plenty of time for our winner ;)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:32:39
Chelsea 4-1 down at home to Brentford 😲

Third biggest team in West London next season!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:32:40
Vale now winning


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:32:43
PV now winning


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:32:56
egbo, learn to cross for fucks sake


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:33:29
Parsons on for Barry.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:33:57
Parsons for the ineffective Barry


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:34:01
We want bottle not pretty football


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:34:27
4 mins added.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:34:27
Cardiff 0-4 Swansea  :)


Title: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:34:51
Quote
Cardiff 0-4 Swansea  :)
Marvelous


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:35:17
PV now winning

He's a winner  ;)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: hobnob on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:35:21
All winning above us except Northampton, shit!  >:(


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:35:30
Lots of o/t for the Welsh constabulary this evening😀


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:35:31
He's a winner  ;)
:D


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:36:55
Get up Williams


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:37:16
Good saving header by Baudry.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:37:53
Good saving header by Baudry.
He's played well


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:38:06
He's played well
He has.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:38:10
Gas have had 29 shots. Only 7 on target though  :D


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:38:49
Tranmere down to 9 men


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:38:58
FT 0-0


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:39:07
fucks sake.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:39:14
Opportunity missed


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:39:16
A draw not enough I fear


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:39:23
Ffs another missed opportunity


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:39:26
Gas have had 29 shots. Only 7 on target though  :D

I'd be happy with that especially as they're winning.
We're fucking toothless that is points dropped again today


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:39:39
Season over.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: AMayesIng on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:39:59
Sigh. Think that may be it for this season. Other results couldn't have gone any worse.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:40:02
matches like this infuriate me way more than getting beat by 3 goals....

so many opportunities..so many silly mistakes..


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:40:19
Get up Williams
Garner moaning to the 4th official after the game about that by the looks of it. Obviously thinks it's one of the 10 penalties we should be given every match.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:42:10
Season over.
Really? Many more twists and turns to come. McKirdy back and who knows?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:42:22
Rochdale have won 1 in the last 8 FFS. Should be winning these games. Newport will batter us next week


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: LucienSanchez on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:42:32
Williamsí diving is one of the worst parts of this season.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:43:11
Season over.

lots of matches left...who knows...and either way...been a good season really...


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:43:57
Really? Many more twists and turns to come. McKirdy back and who knows?

I hope I'm wrong, but when it comes to games where you think we could push on, we don't.


Title: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:44:07
Quote
Season over.
no it isn't. not even close. but pressure is building and we are stalling.

not enough quality and strength in depth up top. crossing and wastefulness from it wide today. no goalscorer anyway

close, so frustratingly close


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:44:11
Lots still to play for if we can score goals........


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:44:27
Williamsí diving is one of the worst parts of this season.
As good as he is, and as much as I like the player he does go to ground far too easily. Very frustrating


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:46:53
I hope I'm wrong, but when it comes to games where you think we could push on, we don't.
4 points off autos. While that may be a step too far,play offs are by no means out of reach in my opinion.As I said a lot depends on McKirdy's availability but the fact that no other team up there has shown consistency gives me hope


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:46:59
Thought we actually played quite well considering we are missing our 2 best players.
Reed back next week will help, and hopefully McKirdy sooner rather than later.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:47:54
As good as he is, and as much as I like the player he does go to ground far too easily. Very frustrating
We'd be a lot worse off without him this season is my honest opinion


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:49:11
Thought we showed a lack of fitness in the 2nd half.  

You need that as a minimum if you can't keep possession.

Dale were eminently beatable but were in fact the better side in the 2nd half.

Baudry - defender doing defending - was enough to win MOM today.  With little competition - bar Egbo's cameo.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:50:18
We showed a lack of midfield and a lack of quality in the final third.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:50:56
Thought we showed a lack of fitness in the 2nd half. 

You need that as a minimum if you can't keep possession.

Dale were eminently beatable but were in fact the better side in the 2nd half.

Baudry - defender doing defending - was enough to win MOM today.  With little competition - bar Egbo's cameo.
Agree with that. Baudry and Hunt were our stars.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:50:56
Thought we should a lack of fitness in the 2nd half. 

You need that as a minimum if you can't keep possession.

Dale were eminently beatable but were in fact the better side in the 2nd half.

Baudry - defender doing defending - was enough to win MOM today.  With little competition - bar Egbo's cameo.

I went Baudry too, closely followed by Tomlinson, thought he did ok


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:51:22
Lots still to play for if we can score goals........
That's the problem - We can't!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:51:38
Some people pulled me up for my criticism of JML. That's fair enough but I think we should be grateful to have a player of Williams' quality


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:51:52
Newport next week has become a massive game for both teams.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:52:43
I went Baudry too, closely followed by Tomlinson, thought he did ok
Tomlinson was good shooting in the first half, but dead dodgy defending. Last touch by us of the first half and I'm shocked that the ref didnt give one of two penalty shouts from him in the second.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:53:33
Some people pulled me up for my criticism of JML. That's fair enough but I think we should be grateful to have a player of Williams' quality

Only if he performs the name alone isn't enough to guarantee promotion!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:53:41
I went Baudry too, closely followed by Tomlinson, thought he did ok
He is quality and showed it in the first half.  However he was one who faded, imo. He may well have more of an excuse than most for any lack of apparent fitness.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:54:47
Some people pulled me up for my criticism of JML. That's fair enough but I think we should be grateful to have a player of Williams' quality
But its no good having someone as slippery and tricky as him if you don't have a midfield around him giving him room to play.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:55:03
We showed a lack of midfield and a lack of quality in the final third.

Mirrors the season. We won't get anything now.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:56:44
Calm down 4D go and have a glass of sherry theres still plenty to play for😀


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:58:01
Unless McKirdy is back and full fit for the next game we are done for this season.

Again, the only player who wants to take the ball forward and isnít afraid of losing it


Title: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:58:37
sorry garner, but we did get where we deserved. A point.
---
if mckirdy has a grade 2 calf he's got 2 or 3 weeks left minimum..


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 15:59:01
We've definitely missed Simpson who was capable of scoring a goal from nothing.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 16:00:00
Quote from: Jimmy QuitMoaning
We've definitely missed Simpson who was capable of scoring a goal from nothing.

yeah. agreed

in many ways Davison is a better footballer. But not a scorer. And not as strong (obvs)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 16:00:37
yeah. agreed

in many ways Davison is a better footballer. But not a scorer. And not as strong (obvs)

Spot on


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 16:03:13
Garner:
- Misfortune in the game
- Pleased with performance and amount of opportunities we created. Its just down to lady luck
- A little bit of bad luck. Barry flashed one across in 2nd half. Payne hit one across goal and Davison couldnt get to it
- Difficult pitch but played good football
- Sometimes you dont get what you deserve
- Very good first half. Rochdale changed shape to make it difficult for us
- Got in good positions. Could have created more
- Didnt get finishes right and keeper made good saves
- A little bit too open and end to end ofr 10 mins
- Started 2nd half well. Could have been 2 or 3 up
- Dry, bumpy pitch
- Diagonals was where the space was. Tried to find them early. Went away from it later on
- We were inches away from scoring
- JOB is unwell. Hope he'll be training next week
- Everyone contributed today. Wollacott didnt have much to do
- Positive away performance and following
- Egbo is pushing for a start but hasnt played 90 mins since November. Need to keep developing him
- Any team would miss McKirdy. He would have made something happen today
- Wollacott is top of the world for what hes done. Players watched draw with him last night and cheered him on
- Pointed out he might face Ronaldo first off


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 16:05:27
Only if he performs the name alone isn't enough to guarantee promotion!
Generally speaking,he does.Makes things happen on a regular basis


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 16:07:50
yeah. agreed

in many ways Davison is a better footballer. But not a scorer. And not as strong (obvs)

Davison offers the team more. Simpson a much more potent striker.
Think theyíd be pretty dangerous as a front two or even with McKirdy as a front three


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 16:10:28
Davison offers the team more. Simpson a much more potent striker.
Think theyíd be pretty dangerous as a front two or even with McKirdy as a front three

Yeah, imagine that as a front three.  With Simpson as the forward and Davison and Mckirdy work rate either side, that would be a mental attack, good enough for next level up as well


Title: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 16:10:51
agreed DV.

had we kept Simpson things would look very different. But Ipswich were twats about it...

needed another striker in to replace him, with Davison strengthening further


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Outletred on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 16:14:04
Big problem with us is we are too reliant on loans to make up the spine of the side- itís a high risk strategy thatís come to bite us on the ass.

Next season I would like to see maximum 2 loans to complement the side- we need to build our own spine of a team to push on.

Oh and not sure Garner watched the same game- we got what we deserved a point. Not clinical enough


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 16:17:03
Most of today's attendances. Newport v Exeter & Mansfield v Northampton disappointing.

https://www.espn.co.uk/football/fixtures/_/date/2021000402


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 16:17:33
it's not simple though. we have a very limited budget.

oh so close this year.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 16:24:09
Newport next week has become a massive game for both teams.
Two interesting games on Tuesday,   Vegans v Stags &  Salford v PV.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 16:27:51
It did take time with Simpson though, 3 goals in his first 16 games compared with Davison 4 in his first 13. Unfortunately we don't have much time for Davison to reach the levels Simpson attained before his depature


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 16:30:32
Big problem with us is we are too reliant on loans to make up the spine of the side- itís a high risk strategy thatís come to bite us on the ass.

Next season I would like to see maximum 2 loans to complement the side- we need to build our own spine of a team to push on.

Oh and not sure Garner watched the same game- we got what we deserved a point. Not clinical enough

Absolutely agree with this. I think there needs to be a change where teams can only field 2 or 3 loan players in first team squad.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 16:33:26
Two interesting games on Tuesday,   Vegans v Stags &  Salford v PV.

We definitely want a vegans win and probably a draw in the other game.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 16:36:05
Absolutely agree with this. I think there needs to be a change where teams can only field 2 or 3 loan players in first team squad.
Trouble is that its all about the money.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 16:45:30
Heavy reliance on loans will continue to be the norm for most div 3 and 4 teams.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 16:48:17
Heavy reliance on loans will continue to be the norm for most div 3 and 4 teams.

Even championship teams with Notts Forest proof of that.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 17:17:20
Calm down 4D go and have a glass of sherry theres still plenty to play for😀

I am calm  :) just my genuine opinion on things. Hope I'm wrong.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 17:26:17
I am calm  :) just my genuine opinion on things. Hope I'm wrong.

All good fun and who knows if right or wrong😀


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: molepar on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 17:27:21
As an aside I note the o-x-f, o-r-d song was sung today. I really am not comfortable with references to Joey Beachump being 6 feet deep. I think thatís very distasteful. Perhaps we could refer to Tommy Mooney having VD?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 17:30:14
As an aside I note the o-x-f, o-r-d song was sung today. I really am not comfortable with references to Joey Beachump being 6 feet deep. I think thatís very distasteful. Perhaps we could refer to Tommy Mooney having VD?

How disgusting if true and would love any of the idiots to explain their behaviour on here and to also get banned from the County ground.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 17:31:53
How disgusting if true and would love any of the idiots to post their reasons on here and to also get banned from the County ground.
Agreed.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 17:47:22
song just needs retiring. Mooney isn't Oxford, Mooney was money.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: molepar on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 18:05:39
song just needs retiring. Mooney isn't Oxford, Mooney was money.
Maybe you are right: in any case it shouldnít be about JB in my opinion.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: AMayesIng on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 18:08:54
I'm normally quite positive, but not optimistic now. Too many teams above us on good runs, 4 point gap. Think we've blown it, sadly. Would love to be wrong.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 18:11:35
There was a time and a place for those sorts of songs. They are in the past.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: molepar on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 18:50:54
There was a time and a place for those sorts of songs. They are in the past.

I wouldnít be too saddened to see this one retired. Certainly rather that than disrespecting the dead.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 19:58:52
Another 2 points dropped against another poor side.
Without Reed we only have Conroy who can place decent passes. Unfortunately our midfield lacks that physical presence and game management. Maybe time to reflect that we are where we are.
Simpson is a better footballer than Davison.

Weíve had some challenges and are still in it, next Saturday maybe the must win game.
First 25 minutes today absolutely bossed it but our final ball and thinking was poor.
Barry needs game time, not right that gobshites abuse an 18 year old and maybe should look at the negative impact it has on Young kids wearing the shirt.

What Supporters need to understand they are told to play the way they are set up for. ďGet it forwardĒ is not the instruction, thus getting on their backs not right.

Met the players and Management team after the game at Keele services, certainly not throwing the towel in. Good travelling numbers again today.

Loyal Supporters - doing what we do best Supporting. Finally if right that some were signing about Joey Beauchamp then fuck off, brain dead morons.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Moss on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 20:44:50
Another 2 points dropped against another poor side.
Without Reed we only have Conroy who can place decent passes. Unfortunately our midfield lacks that physical presence and game management. Maybe time to reflect that we are where we are.
Simpson is a better footballer than Davison.

Weíve had some challenges and are still in it, next Saturday maybe the must win game.
First 25 minutes today absolutely bossed it but our final ball and thinking was poor.
Barry needs game time, not right that gobshites abuse an 18 year old and maybe should look at the negative impact it has on Young kids wearing the shirt.

What Supporters need to understand they are told to play the way they are set up for. ďGet it forwardĒ is not the instruction, thus getting on their backs not right.

Met the players and Management team after the game at Keele services, certainly not throwing the towel in. Good travelling numbers again today.

Loyal Supporters - doing what we do best Supporting. Finally if right that some were signing about Joey Beauchamp then fuck off, brain dead morons.

This 100% - absolute scum and an embarrasment  to the club. Any of you on here sang that you are a cunt and can fuck off.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 20:55:39
abusing Barry? He was frustrating at times and I'm sure he knows his final ball wasn't right.

but shouting abuse at him? no.

nothing new, got into an argument of similar manner with Lucas jutkiewicz 15 years ago. I'm sure it's happened before that and will again


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, April 3, 2022, 07:32:37
Managed to conquer a chicken tikka naga in the excellent Pavilion restaurant after the game.
A pity that the team were not able to subdue an equally lively opponent on the pitch.

A few head in hand moments.
Could Davison have got to the one that came across the box early in the 2nd half?
Would a more predatory striker have anticipated & been on hand to finish.
Big miss for them as well with shooting straight at JJW.
Also thought that they might have had a pen as well.

Never mind the 2pts dropped at Colchester, we've not won any of the games that Reed was suspended for.
If he comes back & plays like a man possessed in the remaining games then that might be enough to get us where we need to be.

Good turnout yesterday.
Not sure that some fans understand how a football season works.
Turning up & expecting a win every time is fine, picking on certain players when things don't go according to plan is not so good.
The passion either burns itself out eventually or a more considered approach to supporting the team is adopted.

Speaking of which, hopefully the JB song will never get another airing.
Ever.

Over and out & will be meandering back to the City of Culture 2500 shortly.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, April 3, 2022, 07:37:30
Managed to conquer a chicken tikka naga in the excellent Pavilion restaurant after the game.
A pity that the team were not able to subdue an equally lively opponent on the pitch.

A few head in hand moments.
Could Davison have got to the one that came across the box early in the 2nd half?
Would a more predatory striker have anticipated & been on hand to finish.
Big miss for them as well with shooting straight at JJW.
Also thought that they might have had a pen as well.

Never mind the 2pts dropped at Colchester, we've not won any of the games that Reed was suspended for.
If he comes back & plays like a man possessed in the remaining games then that might be enough to get us where we need to be.

Good turnout yesterday.
Not sure that some fans understand how a football season works.
Turning up & expecting a win every time is fine, picking on certain players when things don't go according to plan is not so good.
The passion either burns itself out eventually or a more considered approach to supporting the team is adopted.

Speaking of which, hopefully the JB song will never get another airing.
Ever.

Over and out & will be meandering back to the City of Culture 2500 shortly.


Refreshing summary.
Watched Barry yesterday only feet away and a vocal gobshite hurling abuse directly at him.
Young 18 kid, learning his trade, been out for 3 weeks is that really constructive- just doesnít wash with me.
I know football is about opinions but sometimes you do think whether some really understand that this is league two.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, April 3, 2022, 09:18:18
Unbelievable if a fan was shouting abuse at Barry, just shows the stupidity of some of our fans I guess.

Hes young and raw and has soem touches of absolute brilliance, as you say hes been out for 3 weeks so is not fully fit too, for me hes as good a prospect as KKH.

Youngsters come to us to learn their trade and get game time, you get some good and some bad bits, but look at our whole team, thats pretty much the same for everyone.

We are in L2 because last season we deserved to be relegated, the players are in L2 because that the level they are able to ply their trade at, some due to ability and some due to injury history or consistancy.

Its just a shame that many of our injuries/suspensions seem to have come at such a vital point in the season.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, April 3, 2022, 10:00:25
Refreshing summary.
Watched Barry yesterday only feet away and a vocal gobshite hurling abuse directly at him.
Young 18 kid, learning his trade, been out for 3 weeks is that really constructive- just doesnít wash with me.
I know football is about opinions but sometimes you do think whether some really understand that this is league two.

Therein lies part of the problem. I refer to them as the Carling Sky brain dead. There is so much top flight football on TV now that I feel their perception of the game and the realities of it are skewed and cannot distinguish between what we see live in L2 and what they see on TV.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, April 3, 2022, 10:31:02
Thereís a few players in the PL who get regular abuse, too. It seems to a default position for some fans.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Sunday, April 3, 2022, 11:04:45
As many have said 2 dropped points against a poor side. Gave Davison the benefit of the doubt for the rebound chance in the first half but he has to score the one flashed across the box by Barry and I thought he could have slid in for the one where Payne dragged it across the box too? Unfortunately, he's just not good enough, on his heels often and tends to watch the defender more than the ball leaving him pretty heavy footed.

Still in the mix but looking harder and harder, McKirdy injury probably the final nail in the coffin but still a chance of sneaking the playoffs.

Was frustrated yesterday at lack of subs, thought it was worth giving Parsons 15 or so and playing a 4-2-4 as they were really poor and there for the taking.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, April 3, 2022, 11:11:17
Letís be fair, weíd have chewed anyones arm off up to the shoulder back in August for a play off spot.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Sunday, April 3, 2022, 12:13:49
Therein lies part of the problem. I refer to them as the Carling Sky brain dead. There is so much top flight football on TV now that I feel their perception of the game and the realities of it are skewed and cannot distinguish between what we see live in L2 and what they see on TV.

Aye, this. Had a guy behind me at the Man City game going apoplectic because Crichlow wasnít defending very well against bernado silva and gabriel jesus


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, April 3, 2022, 13:25:05
Letís be fair, weíd have chewed anyones arm off up to the shoulder back in August for a play off spot.

Which in a way IMHO backs up my Sky Carling comment. The teams above us have won more games or drawn a few more, either way they are above us on merit. Are they better than us? Maybe, maybe not but it is consistency that gets a team promoted or relegated. Last season we were consistently shocking. This year inconsistently very good.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, April 3, 2022, 15:18:31
Which in a way IMHO backs up my Sky Carling comment. The teams above us have won more games or drawn a few more, either way they are above us on merit. Are they better than us? Maybe, maybe not but it is consistency that gets a team promoted or relegated. Last season we were consistently shocking. This year inconsistently very good.
The fact that there are only 4 points between 3rd and 10th shows most teams are pretty inconsistent to be honest


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, April 3, 2022, 15:37:54
The fact that there are only 4 points between 3rd and 10th shows most teams are pretty inconsistent to be honest

But not all, cream always rises to the top.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Monday, April 4, 2022, 00:36:09
But not all, cream always rises to the top.

When the cream is off it's a little heavier and bobs a tad below. Or as some may say "Close but no cigar"


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Monday, April 4, 2022, 07:47:17
The fact that there are only 4 points between 3rd and 10th shows most teams are pretty inconsistent to be honest

Not sure it necessarily does. I mean it shows they havenít been consistent for the whole season but few teams ever are.

For example, whilst we are very much a few steps forward, few steps back team - other teams will have started poorly and then go on/be on a good run of form. Rovers being a good example of this.

They are of similar league standing to us but right now they arenít inconsistent because they are on good form, if that makes sense


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, April 4, 2022, 07:54:10
This league has shown there isn't much between the teams. Rovers and Mansfield are two teams that suddenly came good. Why?
After trouncing us 3-0 Tranmere went on to win just 2 of their next 10 games after looking a very strong side.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, April 4, 2022, 08:20:52
Frustrating listen that on Saturday.

When i looked at the highlights i felt worse...Davison really has to dive in for that cross that seemed to elude him.

Lets see what pans out but im delighted at our league position from last season and pre season positions. Added to that the CG is coming back i feel positive and thats a rare feeling following the Town.

Be nice to sneak in those play offs.

I will be at Walsall whatever and i will be happy but i hope im going bat shit crazy instead though....


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, April 4, 2022, 08:23:43
There is definitely emerged a pattern of our games that have become frustratingly familiar. On Saturday we weren't amazing, or terrible but whilst we had most of the play Swindon never actually ever look that dangerous. We never seem to continually create openings or pepper shots on goal in a 20/30 minute spell. We play some good football that eventually leads to a half chance that Josh Davison invariably doesn't take, but you wouldn't ever call us a dangerous side.

Again first half hour we were the better side, prompting and probing and actually forcing their keeper into a couple of good saves. Davison has to score his chance but give credit to the keeper for a smart save. As always, the opposition then gets a little foothold into the game and our lack of being able to do anything when we have dominated possession, whilst not coming back to haunt us, makes things harder. Second half was like a dull boxing match that probably would have been a draw on both judges scorecards. Neither team really looked like scoring, aside from the openings Davison had/didn't have.

Rochdale at home actually have a good record against the top sides and so I guess a draw isn't the worst result in the world but at this stage, where we really should be putting these sides to the sword. I dare say having McKirdy available might have made a difference, but Rochdale were organised at the back so maybe not. I think we miss Reed of course, without him we never seem to win (Not sure if that's a fact or not) and he really makes the side tick. If fit enough I'd be tempted to start Egbo on Saturday as he looks miles more of a threat than Hunt on the right, shame about his final delivery however.

The main thing I think that is missing from us is our intensity. The way we set out is to dictate play, pull the opposition out of position and punish them. But I don't think we play with enough intensity to actually do that. Let's not forget these are L2 players and so playing a possession game means not losing the ball and the more intense you play, the more likely you are to lose the ball. Newport is now massive on Saturday. Not quite a winner takes all, but as I mentioned in the MDT, the loser is really playing catchup as we move into Hot Cross Bun territory.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, April 4, 2022, 08:32:53
There is definitely emerged a pattern of our games that have become frustratingly familiar. On Saturday we weren't amazing, or terrible but whilst we had most of the play Swindon never actually ever look that dangerous. We never seem to continually create openings or pepper shots on goal in a 20/30 minute spell. We play some good football that eventually leads to a half chance that Josh Davison invariably doesn't take, but you wouldn't ever call us a dangerous side.

Again first half hour we were the better side, prompting and probing and actually forcing their keeper into a couple of good saves. Davison has to score his chance but give credit to the keeper for a smart save. As always, the opposition then gets a little foothold into the game and our lack of being able to do anything when we have dominated possession, whilst not coming back to haunt us, makes things harder. Second half was like a dull boxing match that probably would have been a draw on both judges scorecards. Neither team really looked like scoring, aside from the openings Davison had/didn't have.

Rochdale at home actually have a good record against the top sides and so I guess a draw isn't the worst result in the world but at this stage, where we really should be putting these sides to the sword. I dare say having McKirdy available might have made a difference, but Rochdale were organised at the back so maybe not. I think we miss Reed of course, without him we never seem to win (Not sure if that's a fact or not) and he really makes the side tick. If fit enough I'd be tempted to start Egbo on Saturday as he looks miles more of a threat than Hunt on the right, shame about his final delivery however.

The main thing I think that is missing from us is our intensity. The way we set out is to dictate play, pull the opposition out of position and punish them. But I don't think we play with enough intensity to actually do that. Let's not forget these are L2 players and so playing a possession game means not losing the ball and the more intense you play, the more likely you are to lose the ball. Newport is now massive on Saturday. Not quite a winner takes all, but as I mentioned in the MDT, the loser is really playing catchup as we move into Hot Cross Bun territory.

Excellent post.

Play well for long spells without causing panic to the opposition.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, April 4, 2022, 08:38:24
Which is why we miss McKirdy.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, April 4, 2022, 09:28:44
As an aside I note the o-x-f, o-r-d song was sung today. I really am not comfortable with references to Joey Beachump being 6 feet deep. I think thatís very distasteful. Perhaps we could refer to Tommy Mooney having VD?

Ugh, that's not great to read but unfortunately not surprising. Wasn't there a ditty about Martin Aldridge aired at the CG when he was killed in a car accident?

Unrelated to us but I saw someone throwing some broken glass from a bottle at Ibrox yesterday. Some of the people that go to football are just sub-human.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, April 4, 2022, 09:37:54
Which is why we miss McKirdy.
....and a goal scoring centre forward.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Monday, April 4, 2022, 09:56:40
This league has shown there isn't much between the teams. Rovers and Mansfield are two teams that suddenly came good. Why?
After trouncing us 3-0 Tranmere went on to win just 2 of their next 10 games after looking a very strong side.

Ultimately it comes down to squad depth to cover injuries and suspensions  - the back ups for Reed, McKirdy, Gladwin and Tomlinson are not of the same standard - so we miss them in particular if they are unavailable, and a smaller squad limits rotation options when we play Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday- a number of our playersí fitness records (Williams and Gladwin the two obvious ones) mean if asked to play all three their performances dip.
This of course is linked to budget constraints - my guess is Mansfield and Rovers have bigger budgets than many others - Tranmere probably smaller budget.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Monday, April 4, 2022, 11:41:01
There is definitely emerged a pattern of our games that have become frustratingly familiar. On Saturday we weren't amazing, or terrible but whilst we had most of the play Swindon never actually ever look that dangerous. We never seem to continually create openings or pepper shots on goal in a 20/30 minute spell. We play some good football that eventually leads to a half chance that Josh Davison invariably doesn't take, but you wouldn't ever call us a dangerous side.

Again first half hour we were the better side, prompting and probing and actually forcing their keeper into a couple of good saves. Davison has to score his chance but give credit to the keeper for a smart save. As always, the opposition then gets a little foothold into the game and our lack of being able to do anything when we have dominated possession, whilst not coming back to haunt us, makes things harder. Second half was like a dull boxing match that probably would have been a draw on both judges scorecards. Neither team really looked like scoring, aside from the openings Davison had/didn't have.

Rochdale at home actually have a good record against the top sides and so I guess a draw isn't the worst result in the world but at this stage, where we really should be putting these sides to the sword. I dare say having McKirdy available might have made a difference, but Rochdale were organised at the back so maybe not. I think we miss Reed of course, without him we never seem to win (Not sure if that's a fact or not) and he really makes the side tick. If fit enough I'd be tempted to start Egbo on Saturday as he looks miles more of a threat than Hunt on the right, shame about his final delivery however.

The main thing I think that is missing from us is our intensity. The way we set out is to dictate play, pull the opposition out of position and punish them. But I don't think we play with enough intensity to actually do that. Let's not forget these are L2 players and so playing a possession game means not losing the ball and the more intense you play, the more likely you are to lose the ball. Newport is now massive on Saturday. Not quite a winner takes all, but as I mentioned in the MDT, the loser is really playing catchup as we move into Hot Cross Bun territory.

Itís feel at times like weíre a team of stat padders.
The more passes the better. The more possession the better.

We donít have enough players who want to (maybe allowed to?) take a gamble.
I wouldnít be surprised if the player that loses possession for us most often is McKirdy because again heís the only player we have with any impetus to run forward with the ball & try to create something. Obviously thatís a gamble, it might work - he might lose possession but you have to take those gambles if you want to win games.

Passing back 5 yards to Reed is only going to get us so far.
Iím not in the Ďget forwardí all the time every time aimlessly but there is no harm in mixing it up. Itís how we got the win against Sutton.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 4, 2022, 11:43:06
Don't know if fotmob app is accurate, but...


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, April 4, 2022, 11:43:07
I want to see us play again like we did at home to Northampton.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Monday, April 4, 2022, 13:01:41
I could understand the complaints if other stats didn't back up why we play like it. We are second in the scoring charts and  in chances created and shots . We have 2 strikers with 28 goals between them from open play as well. With a team that has had to play some of the players we have had to this season we are doing fine. Defensively we are totally shite though


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Monday, April 4, 2022, 13:21:12
Given the way we are, defending is clearly the problem and has been all season.  You should not have 60% possession in games and concede as many as we have.  That puts the pressure on the Frontline.  On that front, McKirdy and Reed drive the team.  One makes us tick and the other must have nearly 40% of our total shots this season.  We are not quick enough to open teams up with regularity so having someone who can do it on their own makes a difference.  Like losing KKH who didn't really have the end product but scared the shit out of defenders.  That alone makes a difference in creating space and moving defenders out of shape.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, April 4, 2022, 13:22:50
Don't know if fotmob app is accurate, but...
How come we can hit 66% accurate long passes but only 17% accurate crosses? Thatís where the problem lies going forward.

Thereís nowt much a few tweaks and a couple of player upgrades wonít fix for next season.

As for the defensive weaknesses - itís because our defenders primary responsibility is to help launch attacks not actually defend. Until that is solved, that particular problem will remain - no matter who the players are.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: reeves4england on Monday, April 4, 2022, 13:56:35
How come we can hit 66% accurate long passes but only 17% accurate crosses? Thatís where the problem lies going forward.

Thereís nowt much a few tweaks and a couple of player upgrades wonít fix for next season.

As for the defensive weaknesses - itís because our defenders primary responsibility is to help launch attacks not actually defend. Until that is solved, that particular problem will remain - no matter who the players are.
If the Rochdale game is anything to go by, it's because there's barely ever anybody in the box to pick out with a cross.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, April 4, 2022, 13:58:09
How come we can hit 66% accurate long passes but only 17% accurate crosses? Thatís where the problem lies going forward.

Thereís nowt much a few tweaks and a couple of player upgrades wonít fix for next season.

As for the defensive weaknesses - itís because our defenders primary responsibility is to help launch attacks not actually defend. Until that is solved, that particular problem will remain - no matter who the players are.

Unfortunately itís going to be one big rebuild next season.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, April 4, 2022, 14:03:08
Unfortunately itís going to be one big rebuild next season.

Well, the 'positive' way of looking at that is:

We built a team this year. It wasn't quite good enough to go up. So, rebuilding it to make it better for next year is good.....as long as the team is BETTER than what we have now (unlike the team that was built for L1 last time).


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Monday, April 4, 2022, 14:10:48
Unfortunately itís going to be one big rebuild next season.


I assume you are expecting a few to not sign new contracts then?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, April 4, 2022, 14:26:02
I assume you are expecting a few to not sign new contracts then?

More about costs.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, April 4, 2022, 14:27:49
It sounds like we're going backwards again and makes you wonder If we're equipped to go up should it happen.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Monday, April 4, 2022, 14:39:23
Unfortunately itís going to be one big rebuild next season.

Good.  If we don't go up this season then we need better


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, April 4, 2022, 14:43:47
Unfortunately itís going to be one big rebuild next season.


Not necessarily a bad thing. We did it this season and we'll be in a much better position to do it 'properly' next. If we can continue to attract the calibre of players we did this season I can't see any reason why we can't do it better next.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, April 4, 2022, 14:46:15
Don't know if fotmob app is accurate, but...

3/4 of our passing in our own half, whereas Rochdale's was less than half.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, April 4, 2022, 14:47:53
3/4 of our passing in our own half, whereas Rochdale's was less than half.

I'd be interested to see Leyton Orients passing stats since wellens went there


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 4, 2022, 15:52:47
Quote from: TheDukeOfBanbury
More about costs.

I hope they doesn't mean a team of kids/loan kids.

we've had a good mix this season.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, April 4, 2022, 15:55:23
Surely other teams costs have gone up too? We might be offering less but that must apply to the vast majority of clubs.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, April 4, 2022, 15:56:54
Weíve had more money flowing into the club this season then for years - crowds up substantially, high profile money spinning cup game, Twine money and a restrictive wage limit. If we could afford to sign the players we did for this season, Iíd expect at least similar, if not more, next season.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, April 4, 2022, 16:00:24
Maybe Clem wants to claw some money back.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Monday, April 4, 2022, 16:06:11
I hope they doesn't mean a team of kids/loan kids.

we've had a good mix this season.
I think it will be very much like this year but less loans


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 4, 2022, 16:07:39
that's brilliant then


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Outletred on Monday, April 4, 2022, 16:23:24
Surely other teams costs have gone up too? We might be offering less but that must apply to the vast majority of clubs.

Agree- we must get the most money in gate receipts in the whole division. Yes Bradford average 15k to our 9k but they sell their ST for £200 average, only 54% value of ours


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, April 4, 2022, 16:30:02
I think it will be very much like this year but less loans

Its been a relatively free hit this season, sure we still have some skeletons to clear.
However the club have been backed superbly this season off the field. The tide will turn if the embargo is lifted and our budget remains at the low end of the league.
Unfortunately I see younger players and more loans.

I remain unconvinced until I see the intent.
As a start letís just see if they are prepared to offer long term deals to this seasons stand out performers?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, April 4, 2022, 16:32:58
Agree- we must get the most money in gate receipts in the whole division. Yes Bradford average 15k to our 9k but they sell their ST for £200 average, only 54% value of ours

You are spot on.
Yet we donít compete with Northampton Town ....As said letís see the intent close season.
Unfortunately I remain sceptical.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 4, 2022, 17:13:25
fair enough Duke. Sceptical and Swindon Town go together like...


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, April 4, 2022, 17:18:54
fair enough Duke. Sceptical and Swindon Town go together like...

Until all Court issues are clear, until all subsequent claims have ended I just canít get optimistic.
After all the ďfriendsĒ group were all in this together previously.
Can only hope one day mate we can enjoy a trouble free football club.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Monday, April 4, 2022, 17:21:47
I get the impression you arenít Clems biggest fan, Duke.
At the very least, donít trust him?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, April 4, 2022, 17:24:59
Surely the issue for this seasonís stand out performers - eg JoJo, Payne and Reed - is whether weíre in L1 or still in L2.

McKirdy signing is a big statement.

Whatever the numbers, surely weíll be miles better off next season than the beginning of this.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 4, 2022, 17:34:25
Quote from: TheDukeOfBanbury
Can only hope one day mate we can enjoy a trouble free football club.

I'll get the beers in


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 4, 2022, 17:41:58
Quote from: Quagmire
I get the impression you arenít Clems biggest fan, Duke.
At the very least, donít trust him?


there's also Standing and Austin. And I'm still not sure what happens financially if Power wins his case. does the club have any liability.


one hopes everything is as it seems, so far so good really. Things look good, one or two oddities aside


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, April 4, 2022, 18:12:45
You are spot on.
Yet we donít compete with Northampton Town ....As said letís see the intent close season.
Unfortunately I remain sceptical.

You have to remember debts are being paid off.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Outletred on Monday, April 4, 2022, 18:27:15
Happy with where we are considering the circumstances in July.

If we donít go up this season anything but challenging for autos next season to me wonít be acceptable.

And this summer must be the last big rebuild- you canít gain any momentum and move on as a club like that- as we found out in the Power years.

Would also like to see less reliance on loans- this has come back to bite us this season


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 4, 2022, 18:33:33
I guess once the debt is gone we will be better off than most in this league. Unfortunately as the shadow board minutes show, there's a bit to go yet.

until then it's going to be a bit of a balancing act.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, April 4, 2022, 19:16:16
I get the impression you arenít Clems biggest fan, Duke.
At the very least, donít trust him?

Itís not that I donít trust ďhimĒ itís the band of brothers that hasnít really changed bar one and he has not disappeared completely.
I want to trust and believe the club but sadly recent times and certain involvement holds me back.

Only knows what the future has yet to throw out.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, April 4, 2022, 19:17:10
Surely the issue for this seasonís stand out performers - eg JoJo, Payne and Reed - is whether weíre in L1 or still in L2.

McKirdy signing is a big statement.

Whatever the numbers, surely weíll be miles better off next season than the beginning of this.

What makes you think those in contract wonít be sold?
This is the intent I want to see. Can understand other clubs having similar constraints but would be intent to see a few longer term deals after the embargo. Loans and kids surely not the only option.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, April 4, 2022, 19:21:04
Who have we got in contract thatís worth anything. The 3 I mentioned are all OOC at the end of the season so if they donít wish to sign theyíll be gone on a free.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, April 4, 2022, 19:24:14
Happy with where we are considering the circumstances in July.

If we donít go up this season anything but challenging for autos next season to me wonít be acceptable.

And this summer must be the last big rebuild- you canít gain any momentum and move on as a club like that- as we found out in the Power years.

Would also like to see less reliance on loans- this has come back to bite us this season

100% this.
If we canít compete with budgets against clubs that pull in 4,000 crowds then it needs questioning?

Is it better than 12 months ago, million miles better.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: molepar on Monday, April 4, 2022, 19:35:01
100% this.
If we canít compete with budgets against clubs that pull in 4,000 crowds then it needs questioning?

Is it better than 12 months ago, million miles better.

We are under embargo. We canít pay more than 1.2k per week or whatever it is, whereas other clubs with smaller crowds can. Money talks Iím afraid.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 4, 2022, 19:50:17
Quote from: TheDukeOfBanbury
hasnít really changed bar one and he has not disappeared completely.

ut-oh


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, April 4, 2022, 19:52:21
It sounds depressing  >:(


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, April 4, 2022, 19:54:41
We are under embargo. We canít pay more than 1.2k per week or whatever it is, whereas other clubs with smaller crowds can. Money talks Iím afraid.

This season embargo season. £1,300 per week I recall, one year deals.
Next season we should have this lifted, you would expect that to be the first priority.
If our crowds hold up relatively unscathed then I would expect us to have a competitive budget. I guess right now we can only wait and see.



Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, April 4, 2022, 19:55:44
It sounds depressing  >:(

Itís been depressing since 75 mate 😂😂
It will take me in the end.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, April 4, 2022, 19:59:13
Itís been depressing since 75 mate 😂😂
It will take me in the end.


73 for me apart from a few blips😀


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: ThreeDrawsMentality on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 06:26:40
Know as fans we always want a big competitive budget, but I guess considering there will still be >£1mn of outstanding loans to be paid next season and the CG purchase, a lesser than expected budget maybe needed if these are the priorities.

I've liked the 2 Ben's recruitment so far, especially under the embargo constraints, so have some faith that even if our budget isn't as high as we hope, we can still recruit well and unearth some gems.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 07:53:54
The comment from DOB about costs was an interesting one and obviously something that everybody in this country is going to be affected by.

I can't even begin to imagine the annual electricity bill for the floodlights alone, which whilst iconic I suspect aren't overly efficient. I wonder if we might get to a stage where they are turned on as late as physically possible next season to try and save money on what must be an eye-wateringly expensive bill.

When it comes to wage expectations of our better players, it's been alluded to that because of the umbumgo we are limited to paying £1,300 pw. You would expect that to be able to sign players like Wollacott, Reed, Gladwin, Williams etc and keep Jack Payne that there must have been a 'gentleman's agreement or something that they would be guaranteed x if we get promoted, or that they would be welcome to speak to other clubs if we didn't. From memory Gladwin, Parsons and McKirdy are signed up for next season and I would be amazed to see Payne and Reed here next season, they surely have suitors higher up the food chain.

Our Break Even point was already at a very ambitious 9,000 home fans this season. If that number is to be maintained then I fear that given the increase in costs, our budget is going to have to be decreased and that's going to mean wheeling and dealing central. Obviously we aren't the only club that is in the same boat, there are going to be hard decisions made by players who are going to be expecting x but being offered x-a chunk.  


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 08:15:27
Are you sure it was as high as 9000? That sounds over ambitious, unless that's been adjusted as to actual break even as and when new debts were unearthed.

Good news on the floodlights - can't be cheap but Power had to replace the actual lights bit a while ago as the old ones didn't meet regs. I assume they are at least LED now.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 08:19:43
100% this.
If we canít compete with budgets against clubs that pull in 4,000 crowds then it needs questioning?

Is it better than 12 months ago, million miles better.

It's not the black and white though. It's not a case of "you have more crowds and therefore more money". There's a bunch of different circumstances that affect the revenue a club brings in. Also, if a club is willing to lose money each year and write it off then they will likely spend more than another club, who may have more income, but want to break even.

We're still spending money clearing up the last mess. I do agree in general though, that we should be at the high end of the food chain in this division.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 08:26:43
Are you sure it was as high as 9000? That sounds over ambitious, unless that's been adjusted as to actual break even as and when new debts were unearthed.

Good news on the floodlights - can't be cheap but Power had to replace the actual lights bit a while ago as the old ones didn't meet regs. I assume they are at least LED now.

Maybe I am getting muddled re the 9,000 figure. Perhaps that was a target rather than a break even point. I'll have a look back at some of the advisory board minutes. Edit - yeah the 9k was merely a target rather than a break even point, which I am not sure has ever been stated. Apologies for that confusion!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 08:28:08
I hope they doesn't mean a team of kids/loan kids.

we've had a good mix this season.

Don't forget the cream of the Karachi FC academy as well!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: stfcjack on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 09:23:43
Salfords 20/21 accounts have been released. For every £100 of income £143 is spent on wages. Madness.