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Title: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 08:11:35
Right then Ladles & Jellyspoons.

My DNA reminded me this morning that I got yesterdayís score bang on, Iíd honestly forgotten. So how are we going to fair against the Valiants?

Is playing at home first a benefit or hindrance?

3-1 McKirdy, Egbo and Payne.

14,878 (1670) away fans. Sky TV may have some say in this as will the weather.

Head to head a reminder we lost at home 1-2 in September and won away 1-3 in January.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 08:16:22
Que sera.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 08:16:44
I hope the club get the ticketing right on all levels. Weather is looking glorious. I also hope the club can put on an enjoyable match day experience and make lots of money without anyone feeling ripped off. Iíd also like to think weíll get away with just the Arkells for this match and open the bank for town fans but have factored in giving the Bank to the vale fans. Also I hope the Sky commentary team are knowledgable, decent and not fucking patronising.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 08:30:15
Port Vale is a tough one to call. Both games this season were with our first half of the year team. Goals we conceded were down to not closing down and pinball in our box. The away victory was down to McKirdy baiting their keeper and getting him sent off. We were slower and more deliberate then too. But if we play as open as at Walsall, it might be a different result!

In the 87, I expected us to lose every play off game, but hoped beyond hope that we would win. I'll just say that this situation is making me feel young again!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 08:34:23
Do we continue with Ward or put JoJo back in?

Still not forgiven Danny Wilson for putting David Lucas back in for Millwall ahead of Phil Smith who had a really decent game against Charlton. There is a save from Thierry Racon (I think) that was top draw.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 08:45:10
Do we continue with Ward or put JoJo back in?

Still not forgiven Danny Wilson for putting David Lucas back in for Millwall ahead of Phil Smith who had a really decent game against Charlton. There is a save from Thierry Racon (I think) that was top draw.

Iíve been waiting for you to bring that up  :D.

Ward keeps his place for me.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 09:12:13
Iíve been waiting for you to bring that up  :D.

Ward keeps his place for me.

That day changed me as a fan. Iíve never fully recovered and never let myself believe sinceÖ

Like, getting to the Play Offs from where we started is a great achievement but I am not looking forward to the play offs and should we get to Wembley I will find some sand to bury my head it till itís all done and dusted.

Play Offs are the best way to go up (imo) but also the worst way to not go up (imo)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 09:23:42
I honestly believe that the Garner Mk2 squad is better equipped for a play off campaign than was the Mk1 outfit. There seems to be a real sense of togetherness with this lot plus there's the re emergence of Baudry,work rate of Davison,added attacking threat of Egbo and the flair of Barry which are all significant in my opinion


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 09:28:02
A draw at home would do me. Weíve got the beating of most sides away.

Just as a side note. I think itís a bonus, going forward, that we only have 2 loan players in the starting XI. Normally, weíre stacked out to the maximum.

If it is, indeed, correct that the majority of players are signing/have signed on for next season, irrespective of the POs, things are looking very rosy in the STFC garden. Chuck in the Twine sell on money and the PO/TV money and there is zero excuse for not smashing L2 and/or challenging in L1 next season.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 09:37:13
I'll go for a 2-1 home win but will hold back on the attendance until the away allocations has been confirmed.
There's quite a debate going on the Vale forum suggesting they only give us 1200 tickets if that's all we give them.

https://www.onevalefan.co.uk/forum/topic/51785-play-offs-v-swindon-tickets/?do=getLastComment


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 09:45:12
Quote from: adje
I honestly believe that the Garner Mk2 squad is better equipped for a play off campaign than was the Mk1 outfit. There seems to be a real sense of togetherness with this lot plus the re emergence of Baudry,work rate of Davison,added attacking threat of Egbo and the flair of Barry all significant in my opinion

I would have called you nuts 5 games ago.

But the determination and togetherness can be seen. I don't want to tempt fate, but Conroy and Frenchy look like different players, Egbo worries defenders, Williams looks like an international again, Payne is back to pre-injury form, mckirdy is 'the difference' up top.

Not saying we are perfect, we still struggle with dead ball some times, etc.

But while we may fall short we genuinly have a chance here. we can do this


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:00:09
I think the Ďpressureí of having to win the last 4 games has added an attacking intensity to our play we have lacked on many occasion this season.

Which is a good attribute to having going into the play offs.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:09:12
Don't change a winning team, keep Ward in.

Vale fans very bitter about only getting 1,200 tickets for this game but they have never ever brought more than 350 fans ever since I started going in 74. Also unlike them we don't need to cash in on away ticket sales to sell out, pack the CG with Swindon fans, another 13,500 of them for a sell out.

They are all suggesting they just give us 1,200 but I doubt their club can afford to not sell the other 3,000 possible tickets as segregation would cost them way more than its worth, not like Vale fans are very loud at home so a few more of their own fans wont help them. They have only averaged a paltry 5,900 this season and had just two 8,500+ crowds this season.

Vale have only twice had 10k+ crowds in the last 10 years, 12,601 vs near neighbours Wolves 10 years ago and a few weeks ago vs Bristol Rovers when they got 10,840 with Rovers occupying 2,222.

They only took 2,245 to Walsall their local derby a few weeks ago so why should we let them have 2,600 and they dont even sell it out?

Also the game is shown live on Sky I understand so not like they even need a big screen beamback set up.

Att: 14,513 (1,852 Valies).


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:11:31
I would have called you nuts 5 games ago.
I suggested to you that 4 games ago "If we win the next 7 games we will be promoted and its doable" and you basically laughed at me, well you aren't laughing now! who else isnt laughing?

Yes thats right, a Micheal Macintyre audience!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:11:38
Their Twitter account has just said theyíre looking into Ďalternate arrangementsí for the game at their place. Which suggests to me that they are going to try and move us into a smaller area to keep the big away end for themselves


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:16:53
Do we continue with Ward or put JoJo back in?

Still not forgiven Danny Wilson for putting David Lucas back in for Millwall ahead of Phil Smith who had a really decent game against Charlton. There is a save from Thierry Racon (I think) that was top draw.
But Lucas was number 1 and Smith only came on as Lucas got injured in the 1st half against Charlton.  There was no real basis for Smith to keep his place, you donít forget 47 matches because someone had a good 75 minutes.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:17:34
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Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:17:42
I suggested to you that 4 games ago "If we win the next 7 games we will be promoted and its doable" and you basically laughed at me, well you aren't laughing now! who else isnt laughing?

Yes thats right, a Micheal Macintyre audience!
😂


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:21:19
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They are looking at putting us down the side in that half built stand I believe so that they can have their own fans behind both goals. Makes our choice easy then, need to find a way to squeeze 1400 away tickets into the Arkellís.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:25:57
But Lucas was number 1 and Smith only came on as Lucas got injured in the 1st half against Charlton.  There was no real basis for Smith to keep his place, you donít forget 47 matches because someone had a good 75 minutes.

It was closer to 120 minutes anyway

The fact that Lucas was coming back from a shoulder injury & probably wasnít full fit would have done it for me.

JoJo has been our #1 all seasons - so youíd put him back in for the play offs then?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:27:02
As long as we're allowed to have 2200+ Town fans on the bank you can't argue with Vale looking after their own supporters.


Title: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:31:45
it's a bugger if we are playing ticket wars. not been to Vale


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:33:28
It was closer to 120 minutes anyway

The fact that Lucas was coming back from a shoulder injury & probably wasnít full fit would have done it for me.

JoJo has been our #1 all seasons - so youíd put him back in for the play offs then?
But the players were used to playing with Lucas, you play your settled team. Lucas didnít cost us the final, the players not turning up did. Smith stepped up at our moments of need but ultimately other than the Charlton match he did little that season and was clear back up.

The Ward/JJ situation is now different, Ward has probably now played at quarter of the season including 4 in a row with the same back line so there is an understanding there so probably deserves to stay in now.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:36:43
it's a bugger if we are playing ticket wars. but been to Vale

It's not ideal but no different to what the league one play off teams have done.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:37:27
bigger discussion was amankwaah replacing Darby.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:39:57
This restricting away fans for the POs has never been an issue before. Why are clubs doing it now?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:41:41
But the players were used to playing with Lucas, you play your settled team. Lucas didnít cost us the final, the players not turning up did. Smith stepped up at our moments of need but ultimately other than the Charlton match he did little that season and was clear back up.

The Ward/JJ situation is now different, Ward has probably now played at quarter of the season including 4 in a row with the same back line so there is an understanding there so probably deserves to stay in now.

Lucas punch at the corner cost us.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:48:36
Lucas punch at the corner cost us.
Not really, we didnít turn up. Smith stepped up when needed but letís not get overly sentimental because he was a nice guy. He was a very average keeper and clear second choice and Lucas deserved to start based on performances over a sustained period.

Greer being suspended cost us as we were devoid of leadership on the pitch as the following season showed.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:55:05
Not really, we didnít turn up. Smith stepped up when needed but letís not get overly sentimental because he was a nice guy. He was a very average keeper and clear second choice and Lucas deserved to start based on performances over a sustained period.

Greer being suspended cost us as we were devoid of leadership on the pitch as the following season showed.

Ironically I think Smith would have been too timid and not come off his line for the corner - which probably means Millwall donít score the goal they do.

Sure, we didnít turn up but Millwall werenít exactly peppering our goal with shots. It never felt like they were going to score a few and put the game to bed.

I still think if Lucas doesnít come for that corner, the game finishes 0-0.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:55:51
Bloody Nora guys, let it go. Weíve an important match to discuss in seven days time and youíre bitching about two goalies from how long ago?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:57:03
Bloody Nora guys, let it go. Weíve an important match to discuss in seven days time and youíre bitching about two goalies from how long ago?

Which is spin off of asking the question about the two current goal keepers.

Please let me know how far back in the history of STFC Iím allowed to discuss, thanks.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:58:07
Is this on Sky, iFollow or both?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:58:58
Quote from: Nomoreheroes
Is this on Sky, iFollow or both?

sky


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:03:21
Back on topic, it seems finishing above mid table has gone to Vales heads a little. They genuinely think they could sell 3k+ for a lunch time KO at our place, thatís 60% of their average home attendance FFS.

We really do need to find a way of squeezing the 10% into the Arkellís, we need it for next season as well so we can stop Oxford and Rovers getting massive allocations when we get next to nothing at their grounds.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:08:12
I would have thought it was relatively easy allocating a further 200 seats to away fans in the Arkells unless of course there's a lot of season ticket holders that sit near the way fans.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:08:22
Back on topic, it seems finishing above mid table has gone to Vales heads a little. They genuinely think they could sell 3k+ for a lunch time KO at our place, thatís 60% of their average home attendance FFS.

We really do need to find a way of squeezing the 10% into the Arkellís, we need it for next season as well so we can stop Oxford and Rovers getting massive allocations when we get next to nothing at their grounds.

It obviously doesnít need to be 10%, as Sheffield Wednesday only got 2000 for Sunderland & the Franchise have done similar to Wycombe, they have only 2028.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:10:42
It obviously doesnít need to be 10%, as Sheffield Wednesday only got 2000 for Sunderland & the Franchise have done similar to Wycombe, they have only 2028.
Itís a minimum of 2k or 10% of capacity, whichever is the lowest figure.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:11:04
sky
Will have to look at a Now TV day pass for both games then.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:11:24
there may be a 2000 rule.

someone on Twitter seemed to show a grab of something from an EFL rules sheet. But I've no idea what is from, it does for in with the above.

obviously if that is correct we could give them the bank only, except isn't there an 'under cover' rule too?


Title: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:17:06
mote on Ticketgate

https://www.sunderlandecho.com/sport/football/sunderland-afc/why-sunderland-were-only-handed-2000-tickets-for-sheffield-wednesday-clash-with-away-allocation-sold-out-for-hillsborough-play-off-match-3679873 (https://www.sunderlandecho.com/sport/football/sunderland-afc/why-sunderland-were-only-handed-2000-tickets-for-sheffield-wednesday-clash-with-away-allocation-sold-out-for-hillsborough-play-off-match-3679873)

"Regulations state that teams have to give at least 2,000 tickets to the away team Ė or 10 per cent of their capacity based on the stadium"

so I guess we can give just just under 1400 based on 10% capacity being under 2000

so, what do you prefer?

- 10% away fans at both grounds?
- full away allocation at both


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:19:27
Anyone know what their current capacity is as they may have to give us more than 1400


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:20:46
mote on Ticketgate

https://www.sunderlandecho.com/sport/football/sunderland-afc/why-sunderland-were-only-handed-2000-tickets-for-sheffield-wednesday-clash-with-away-allocation-sold-out-for-hillsborough-play-off-match-3679873 (https://www.sunderlandecho.com/sport/football/sunderland-afc/why-sunderland-were-only-handed-2000-tickets-for-sheffield-wednesday-clash-with-away-allocation-sold-out-for-hillsborough-play-off-match-3679873)

"Regulations state that teams have to give at least 2,000 tickets to the away team Ė or 10 per cent of their capacity based on the stadium"

so I guess we can give just just under 1400 based on 10% capacity being under 2000

so, what do you prefer?

- 10% away fans at both grounds?
- full away allocation at both
10% at both as the night game will impact how much we take and getting Town fans on the Bank would be good.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:21:29
Anyone know what their current capacity is as they may have to give us more than 1400
15,036


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:22:15
Anyone know what their current capacity is as they may have to give us more than 1400
They donít even know their capacity currently it seems, some areas apparently canít have tickets sold.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:22:21
sound reasoning theakstone (but I reckon we take thousands even on a Thursday.)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:23:03
15,036

Cheers😀 another 100 or so tickets then!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:25:46
sound reasoning theakstone (but I reckon we take thousands even on a Thursday.)
We didnít to Sheffield though and thatís not that long ago.

Long term we need to move away fans down the other end of the Arkellís as we could easily get 2k away fans at that end as the executive seating area is for some reason much closer to the Stratton Bank end abs limits what can be given to the away section.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:27:41
They donít even know their capacity currently it seems, some areas apparently canít have tickets sold.

Their argument is they sold out their 9000 home tickets for their game against Newport and the away end was empty apart from 300 Newport fans and don't want us gaining any advantage if we take 2000-4000


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:30:12
Their argument is they sold out their 9000 home tickets for their game against Newport and the away end was empty apart from 300 Newport fans and don't want us gaining any advantage if we take 2000-4000
But the capacity is supposedly 15k and the away end isnít 6k so there are other areas they canít sell tickets in clearly. It seems their usable capacity is 12/13k.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:34:14
I agree the sums don't add up unless the capacity has been reduced to 13,000 something


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:38:24
According to the Vale forum their current capacity is 14,406 but thats allowing for the 4,500 away fans, if those are gobbled up by Vale then there will be less seats due to extra segregation needed so more likely the actual capacity will be nearer 14,000 for sellable seats.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:45:22
Pretty much the same as us then even though they only average under 6000 for league games.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:56:23
People are underestimating the impact of the cost of living crisis on the numbers that will travel as well. Birmingham was dead yesterday and restaurants seem more empty than ever so itís clearly starting to bite.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:58:58
Was the Bull Ring fairly quiet?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 12:05:21
People are underestimating the impact of the cost of living crisis on the numbers that will travel as well. Birmingham was dead yesterday and restaurants seem more empty than ever so itís clearly starting to bite.
Weird, I was in Birmingham on Bank Holiday Monday last week and it was absolutely heaving and everywhere packed out.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 12:08:15
I presume Vale will reciprocate on the number of away fans.

If we give them the Bank with 2,100 tickets they would have to give us their away end even though weíd only fill half of it. I donít think they could accommodate 2,100 away fans anywhere else in the ground.

Anyhoo, if we get a 3-0 lead itís all moot anyway.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 12:40:31
Weird, I was in Birmingham on Bank Holiday Monday last week and it was absolutely heaving and everywhere packed out.
Absolutely dead yesterday. Last weekend was bank holiday and payday, out side of that it seems dead. I think a lot of people will have to decide between Vale and being able to potentially afford Wembley.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 12:58:09
I could see the Port Vale games panning out like Tranmere in 1993 with two closely fought games. I don't know why, just getting that feeling.

Surely, it has to be time to win promotion through the play offs and end the New Wembley hoodoo.

The playoffs have chucked everything at us. Last gasp equalisers both ways, penalty shootout loses and wins, bobbles, 5-5 games, sent off and injured captains and a Wembley thrashing.

Come on we need to get back into League One South/South West next season. With potentially Bristol Rovers, Cheltenham  Exeter, FGR, Pompey, Plymouth, Oxford, Franchise and Wycombe that would keep the momentum for home and away support.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 13:15:39
Weird, I was in Birmingham on Bank Holiday Monday last week and it was absolutely heaving and everywhere packed out.

I was in Birmingham yesterday and it was heaving.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 13:19:49
Well we owe promotion to the West Country, gotta have a clean swwep what with FGR, Exeter and Rovers all getting promotion, lets finish the job off for the Wild West! and make it 4 from 4 :D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 13:34:24
Itís a minimum of 2k or 10% of capacity, whichever is the lowest figure.

Thatíll be why then.

TBF, if they are going to piss about with allocations then Iíd rather we close the bank & give them just the 10%, especially as we donít get to keep the extra revenue


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 13:40:00
I'll go for a 2-1 home win but will hold back on the attendance until the away allocations has been confirmed.
There's quite a debate going on the Vale forum suggesting they only give us 1200 tickets if that's all we give them.

https://www.onevalefan.co.uk/forum/topic/51785-play-offs-v-swindon-tickets/?do=getLastComment


Same with Sunderland v Wednesday only giving each other a 2,000 allocation.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 13:53:37
They donít even know their capacity currently it seems, some areas apparently canít have tickets sold.

Some seats are definitely taken out for TV cameras. Hence why the Man City attendance was 14,753 when the capacity I think is a couple of hundred more. So judging on Man City we should be obligated to give 1,475.

Edit: Realised you're talking about Vale and not us.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 13:57:01

Same with Sunderland v Wednesday only giving each other a 2,000 allocation.

5000 each would have been fairer!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 14:03:21
I presume Vale will reciprocate on the number of away fans.

If we give them the Bank with 2,100 tickets they would have to give us their away end even though weíd only fill half of it. I

If they give us that away end, we'll fill it no dramas. Not a single doubt in my mind about that.

We just took 3,660 to Walsall for a league game. I understand its further but this is the play offs.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 14:10:17
If they give us that away end, we'll fill it no dramas. Not a single doubt in my mind about that.

We just took 3,660 to Walsall for a league game. I understand its further but this is the play offs.

Thursday eve though. Work/school commitments will limit the numbers who can travel. 1500-2000 would be a tremendous achievement.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 14:13:14
Thursday eve though. Work/school commitments will limit the numbers who can travel. 1500-2000 would be a tremendous achievement.

Also not that long to prepare


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 14:14:30
Well you're certainly making me feel a bit more bullish on the chances of securing a ticket. But I can see a 2k allocation being an extremely difficult one to secure for a non season ticket holder.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 14:20:26
Well you're certainly making me feel a bit more bullish on the chances of securing a ticket. But I can see a 2k allocation being an extremely difficult one to secure for a non season ticket holder.

Well yes, if they limit us to 1200 then a few will certainly miss out on tickets. I'd guess at around 1500 being there, but our support this season has been phenomenal so who knows.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 15:57:49
I was in Birmingham yesterday and it was heaving.

I would agree with this. It certainly wasn't what I would describe as 'dead'


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 16:09:03
Which is spin off of asking the question about the two current goal keepers.

Please let me know how far back in the history of STFC Iím allowed to discuss, thanks.

Just yesterday. HTH.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 16:09:35
[quote="Gnasher]
[/quote]Thursday eve though. Work/school commitments will limit the numbers who can travel. 1500-2000 would be a tremendous achievement.[/quote]

we've taken 6k to old Trafford midweek before.

I know you pick up a lot of Fairweather/United with that but it's not impossible we'd take 3-4k


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 16:11:38
Quote from: Bob's Orange
I would agree with this. It certainly wasn't what I would describe as 'dead'

Saw the bloke who sits over the Isle from us yesterday.

He was visiting his daughter at Birmingham uni.

Took him over 3 hours to make the car journey to Walsall!

the roads certainly weren't dead


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 16:20:47
Thursday eve though. Work/school commitments will limit the numbers who can travel. 1500-2000 would be a tremendous achievement.

we've taken 6k to old Trafford midweek before.

I know you pick up a lot of Fairweather/United with that but it's not impossible we'd take 3-4k

We took 8k to Old Trafford midweek and 3000 to Leeds when Paul Robinson scored in stoppage time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kPm0eWaOYM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPyJwnoXQLg


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 17:23:08
We took 8k to Old Trafford midweek and 3000 to Leeds when Paul Robinson scored in stoppage time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kPm0eWaOYM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPyJwnoXQLg

Was there for both. Had only been to The County Ground, Fratton Park and Elm Park before that Old Trafford trip. Blew me away and wasn't as big as it is now.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 17:28:39
Great memories and glad you mentioned Elm Park as younger supporters wouldn't know what that was like.

I forgot over 8000 to Arsenal in 1979, god knows how many went to Wolves in the semi final in 1980 8000-10,000, 3000+ to Ipswich in 1986, 3000-4000 to Tranmere in 1993 and 3000 to Charlton in 2010


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: cdakev on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 18:26:15
From memory it was 11,000 to Wolves. Wimbledon away in the league cup same year.
Blackburn Rovers in the play offs, Mansfield away in 86, Coventry away and what about the away following in the Premier League.

I'm sure a lot of you have better memories than me


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 18:35:06
I was at the Wimbledon away game which was midweek. We had a decent turnout at Blackburn in the play offs which was on a Sunday and Coventry & Manafiled were both on a Saturday.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: dalumpimunki on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 18:48:50
I know it's pretty much sacrilege but can't we give the bastards the TE and shift our ST holders to the sides of the Bank.

I know it gives them a roofed stand behind a goal but the view is shit and it keeps them out of the way


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 18:54:07
good luck with that

you don't want to piss off the fan base before the playoffs


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 18:55:26
I can remember we gave Bristol Rovers the Townend in the late 80's and how loud they were


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 19:12:50
I know it's pretty much sacrilege but can't we give the bastards the TE and shift our ST holders to the sides of the Bank.

I know it gives them a roofed stand behind a goal but the view is shit and it keeps them out of the way
No STs for the POs


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 19:19:11
Have been told a couple of times since yesterday evening that we have to offer 10% of capacity and at least 300 of them need to be covered for away fans.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 20:28:56
Quote from: Quagmire
Have been told a couple of times since yesterday evening that we have to offer 10% of capacity and at least 300 of them need to be covered for away fans.

correct, well 200, but there point remains that we either give them the Arkells or Arkells+bank.

Arkells is about 1300 right?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 20:30:10
Quote from: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey
No STs for the POs

effectively there is though, reserved seat is expected to be your normal seat*

*TV, etc move some


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 20:34:30
correct, well 200, but there point remains that we either give them the Arkells or Arkells+bank.

Arkells is about 1300 right?

Just wondering why we can't move the netting across in the Arkells to accommodate 1400-1600. If we have to give them 2000 inc some under cover were stuffed.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 20:34:44
As I understand things, your ST seat will be available to buy even though one may not have yet renewed like moi. Deciding wether I need three seats again or just the two.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 20:44:44
Just wondering why we can't move the netting across in the Arkells to accommodate 1400-1600. If we have to give them 2000 inc some under cover were stuffed.

There are no seats under the netting.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 21:01:35
There are no seats under the netting.

Things are getting complicated 😀 The weather is supposed to be dry and warm so no need for a roof let's agree on 2000 each and let them have the bank.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 21:01:59
Quote from: Legends-Lounge
As I understand things, your ST seat will be available to buy even though one may not have yet renewed like moi. Deciding wether I need three seats again or just the two.

your st is for this season, next season has no bearing.

well it might for away tickets if they've lobbed loyalty points for next season on already


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 22:05:03
your st is for this season, next season has no bearing.

well it might for away tickets if they've lobbed loyalty points for next season on already

I think you have missed my point. Technically I still have three seats under my name as ST from this season. I have yet to renew as is my right until end of May. Tickets for the play off when released to ST holders will still include those like me who have yet to renew. I am not on about next season matches as they are clearly not covered by this seasons ST.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 8, 2022, 22:10:09
The club, PV, the EFL and both teams local plod will all have an input into ticketing arrangements and allocations. Just have to let them get it sorted ASAP which they will.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: reeves4england on Monday, May 9, 2022, 06:07:57
The club, PV, the EFL and both teams local plod will all have an input into ticketing arrangements and allocations. Just have to let them get it sorted ASAP which they will.
Vale have already announced that away tickets for Sunday will be on sale from Weds, presumably due to tickets having to be sent up in the post. Guessing we'll announce detaisl today and they'll be on sale to ST holders tomorrow morning.


Title: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 9, 2022, 06:45:46
Quote
I think you have missed my point. .
you're right, in the context of Port Vale tickets I've totally lost the point you are making.

it's probably just me. I'm not sure where renewals come into it
---------
you'd think they'd courier them up today true enough

was expecting there to be negotiation in price and possibly numbers over the weekend. hence Vale looking at things again I suppose


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, May 9, 2022, 07:03:54
Hopefully weíll get some kind of announcement today clarifying ticket arrangements,  canít leave it too long,  only 6 sleeps til Sunday.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 9, 2022, 07:11:50
we will for the home game, if PV are putting the tickets on sale Wednesday the details must be known


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Sippo on Monday, May 9, 2022, 07:14:34
Are the games televised?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, May 9, 2022, 07:15:50
On Sky


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, May 9, 2022, 07:18:05
we will for the home game, if PV are putting the tickets on sale Wednesday the details must be known

Port Vale saying they have 5 coaches booked already!
Also reminding their young fans how we got the name Swindle😅

https://footballbh.net/2019/06/05/the-great-rock-roll-swindon-the-amazing-story-of-when-swindon-town-won-the-play-offs-yet-were-relegated/


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: theakston2k on Monday, May 9, 2022, 08:40:38
Port Vale saying they have 5 coaches booked already!
Also reminding their young fans how we got the name Swindle😅

https://footballbh.net/2019/06/05/the-great-rock-roll-swindon-the-amazing-story-of-when-swindon-town-won-the-play-offs-yet-were-relegated/

Sounds a bit stupid, not all of them are likely to get tickets!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, May 9, 2022, 08:55:08
Port Vale saying they have 5 coaches booked already!

They only bringing <300?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, May 9, 2022, 09:41:23
They only bringing <300?

According to them they could sell out the Arkells and Stratton Bank.
As above a little premature booking seats on coaches when you don't have a confirmed match ticket😀


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 9, 2022, 09:45:04
According to them they could sell out the Arkells and Stratton Bank.
As above a little premature booking seats on coaches when you don't have a confirmed match ticket😀
Based upon them never bringing more than 350 to the CG ever thats a bit optimistic. Vale have never been good travellers in numbers.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, May 9, 2022, 09:51:30
Based upon them never bringing more than 350 to the CG ever thats a bit optimistic. Vale have never been good travellers in numbers.

Is this down to them being in the smallest town in the league?  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, May 9, 2022, 09:54:01
Based upon them never bringing more than 350 to the CG ever thats a bit optimistic. Vale have never been good travellers in numbers.

 :clap:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Outletred on Monday, May 9, 2022, 09:56:39
Sell out 3k no way they would sell that

Everything about that club is plastic


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, May 9, 2022, 10:00:33
Sell out 3k no way they would sell that

Everything about that club is plastic

Living in the shadow of their neighbours is getting to them😀


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, May 9, 2022, 10:07:19
Sell out 3k no way they would sell that

Everything about that club is plastic

What do you have against Port Vale out of interest?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, May 9, 2022, 10:10:08
What do you have against Port Vale out of interest?

Who knows, with all the cock waving about attendances which has characterised this forum over the last few weeks its all getting very Leedsesque.  :D ::)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Monday, May 9, 2022, 10:25:03
In small world news, someone has just posted on one of the local Orkney groups saying they have family coming up who want to watch the game and asking if any of the pubs will have it on. Not anyone on here by any chance?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, May 9, 2022, 10:29:16
Who knows, with all the cock waving about attendances which has characterised this forum over the last few weeks its all getting very Leedsesque.  :D ::)

Yeah I've noticed that. It's not for me, but it is 80% bollocks after all so que sera! On that note I was chatting to someone about this forum and when we were in the same division as Sheffield Wednesday and we played them on the opening day of the season. IIRC loads of Wednesday fans registered on this forum literally to tell us repeatedly to tell us how many tickets they had sold. I think it's a Yorkshire thing because on another forum I post on Bradford fans tend to have a bit of an obsession with attendances also.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Sippo on Monday, May 9, 2022, 10:39:19
Need to find me away of getting sky sports temporarily. Wedding on sunday so can't make the game.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Monday, May 9, 2022, 10:41:59
Need to find me away of getting sky sports temporarily. Wedding on sunday so can't make the game.

Now TV offer week/day passes


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Monday, May 9, 2022, 10:43:52
Need to find me away of getting sky sports temporarily. Wedding on sunday so can't make the game.
Get iptv mate for a year. Can get it cheap enough now buddy.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, May 9, 2022, 10:49:55
Is that all the sky sports channels


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Super Hans on Monday, May 9, 2022, 10:51:03
For all the attendance and ticket willy waving we're similar sized clubs.

Already bored of all the background noise - just want that win.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, May 9, 2022, 10:52:13
For all the attendance and ticket willy waving we're similar sized clubs.

Already bored of all the background noise - just want that win.

Same here


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 9, 2022, 10:58:10
Well, I expected ticket news by now. Perhaps I'll email them to ask :)

(not not really).


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, May 9, 2022, 10:59:18
Is that all the sky sports channels

You get everything on IPTV Jimmy, even foreign channels, (if that's your thing) PPV boxing and UFC, even Ifollow is on there. I paid £50 per year, a bargain!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, May 9, 2022, 11:01:53
You get everything on IPTV Jimmy, even foreign channels, (if that's your thing) PPV boxing and UFC, even Ifollow is on there. I paid £50 per year, a bargain!

Cheers Bob that's really cheap


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 9, 2022, 11:09:55
Cheers Bob that's really cheap

Because its illegal :)

A friend told me its very good 99% of the time though


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Clark Griswold on Monday, May 9, 2022, 11:11:12
For all the attendance and ticket willy waving we're similar sized clubs.

Already bored of all the background noise - just want that win.
They really arent, they have never had near our level of support and have never even been in the Premier League. Without history they may as well be Crawley or MKD.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, May 9, 2022, 11:12:41
Sell out 3k no way they would sell that

Everything about that club is plastic

For interest, this is Port Vale's away followings this season

1,106   Sat   Northampton
   450   Sat   Stevenage
   420   Sat   Forest Green
   233   Sat   Swindon
   510   Sat   Scunthorpe
   576   Sat   Sutton United
   734   Tue   Mansfield Town
   389   Sat   Crawley Town
1,973   Sat   Oldham Ath
   245   Tue   Bristol Rovers
   340   Sat   Newport County
   644   Sat   Leyton Orient
   240   Tue   Carlisle Utd
1,286   Sat   Tranmere Rovers
   740   Tue   Rochdale
   405   Tue   Harrogate Town
   330   Sat   Colchester Utd
   734   Sat   Bradford City
   575   Sat   Barrow
1,220   Tue   Salford City
   671   Fri   Hartlepool United
2,245   Sat   Walsall
1,314   Sat   Exeter City

An Average of 756.

So I'd agree, not likely to sell 3k


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, May 9, 2022, 11:12:50
Because its illegal :)

A friend told me its very good 99% of the time though

Just like the dodgy Firesticks!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, May 9, 2022, 11:12:54
Because its illegal :)

A friend told me its very good 99% of the time though

Ifollow has it's moments and sometimes it doesn't work but I think as you say 99% of the time it works like a dream. If you are watching live football be warned it's about 30 seconds or so behind live so if you don't want to know the score, look away from your phone.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, May 9, 2022, 11:17:03
For interest, this is Port Vale's away followings this season

1,106   Sat   Northampton
   450   Sat   Stevenage
   420   Sat   Forest Green
   233   Sat   Swindon
   510   Sat   Scunthorpe
   576   Sat   Sutton United
   734   Tue   Mansfield Town
   389   Sat   Crawley Town
1,973   Sat   Oldham Ath
   245   Tue   Bristol Rovers
   340   Sat   Newport County
   644   Sat   Leyton Orient
   240   Tue   Carlisle Utd
1,286   Sat   Tranmere Rovers
   740   Tue   Rochdale
   405   Tue   Harrogate Town
   330   Sat   Colchester Utd
   734   Sat   Bradford City
   575   Sat   Barrow
1,220   Tue   Salford City
   671   Fri   Hartlepool United
2,245   Sat   Walsall
1,314   Sat   Exeter City

An Average of 756.

So I'd agree, not likely to sell 3k

So, their lowest away following of the entire season - both Saturday and midweek - is when they played us on a Saturday.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 9, 2022, 11:17:38
For interest, this is Port Vale's away followings this season

1,106   Sat   Northampton
   450   Sat   Stevenage
   420   Sat   Forest Green
   233   Sat   Swindon
   510   Sat   Scunthorpe
   576   Sat   Sutton United
   734   Tue   Mansfield Town
   389   Sat   Crawley Town
1,973   Sat   Oldham Ath
   245   Tue   Bristol Rovers
   340   Sat   Newport County
   644   Sat   Leyton Orient
   240   Tue   Carlisle Utd
1,286   Sat   Tranmere Rovers
   740   Tue   Rochdale
   405   Tue   Harrogate Town
   330   Sat   Colchester Utd
   734   Sat   Bradford City
   575   Sat   Barrow
1,220   Tue   Salford City
   671   Fri   Hartlepool United
2,245   Sat   Walsall
1,314   Sat   Exeter City

An Average of 756.

So I'd agree, not likely to sell 3k

So their lowest following was at Swindon, a meagre 233 on a Saturday. Even less reason to give them any more than a very generous 1,200 then.

EDIT: beaten to it by Aud!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Sippo on Monday, May 9, 2022, 11:25:32
Get iptv mate for a year. Can get it cheap enough now buddy.

Problem is, can't watch on my phone?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, May 9, 2022, 11:26:51
Problem is, can't watch on my phone?

I don't know the logistics and the next statement may be false but I THINK you can watch on your phone somehow, Shrivvy might be able to confirm?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Monday, May 9, 2022, 11:27:07
Itís a fair point but letís be honest - every single team in the EFL is going to sell more away tickets for a play off game than the league game.

I mean weíve played Port Vale countless times over the years, so I can see why the trip for the league game would be unappealing & the play offs being much more appealing.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, May 9, 2022, 11:27:12
How many did we take at theirs in the league this season? I'm sure we'd settle for over 5 times the amount we brought in the league like they're getting.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, May 9, 2022, 11:27:54
How many did we take at theirs in the league this season? I'm sure we'd settle for over 5 times the amount we brought in the league like they're getting.

I think it was around 700


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, May 9, 2022, 11:31:58
Because its illegal :)

A friend told me its very good 99% of the time though
With my luck I would get the 1% when it wasnít working.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, May 9, 2022, 11:32:58
I think it was around 700

703 managed to find it.

5x allocation for play offs then. 1,165 for them, 3515 for us.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 9, 2022, 11:36:30
playoffs a bit different to normal League.

not inconceivable they'd sell out


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bewster on Monday, May 9, 2022, 11:51:52
You get everything on IPTV Jimmy, even foreign channels, (if that's your thing) PPV boxing and UFC, even Ifollow is on there. I paid £50 per year, a bargain!

Do you have to hide behind a VPN for IPTV BO ??


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 9, 2022, 11:57:45
McKirdy really does upset fans of other clubs!


https://www.onevalefan.co.uk/forum/topic/51793-play-offs-well-wishes/


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:11:47
McKirdy really does upset fans of other clubs!


https://www.onevalefan.co.uk/forum/topic/51793-play-offs-well-wishes/

Strange thing is the negative comment there is from a Rovers fan, you can understanding PV's fans not liking him as he was a waste of a wage when he was there, did he piss over Rovers in either game?

TBF as has been noted on here multiple times McKirdy is one of those players that you like if he plays for you or think is a prize prick if he doesn't.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:14:26
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2022/may/ticket-details-confirmed-for-play-off-semi-final/

Ticket news out. Regular season pricing, season ticket holders and 6 game passes can buy two each in the first window.

Port Vale are getting the bank, so probably 11k max home fans. Hope that means they will reciprocate by offering 4k at their place.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: reeves4england on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:17:03
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2022/may/ticket-details-confirmed-for-play-off-semi-final/

Ticket news out. Regular season pricing, season ticket holders and 6 game passes can buy two each in the first window.

Port Vale are getting the bank, so probably 11k max home fans. Hope that means they will reciprocate by offering 4k at their place.
Saw that. Guessing we have to give them the Arkells as well with the rules about covered seating.

It did cross my mind earlier that Vale's meeting about alternative ticket arrangements might not be so much about reorganising their allocations as wanting a better system in place for ticket sales (e.g. ticketmaster as opposed to club shop). Just a thought.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: cdakev on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:20:06
Well i hope the away end in the Arkell's stand goes to home fans. That would be ridiculous to give them 3,000 tickets when we don't need to. It will stop some Swindon fans getting tickets.
We need as many home fans to get behind the team and create a great atmosphere. I bet Port Vale only give us something like 1,200 tickets.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:26:30
Hopefully the clubs have spoken behind the scenes and if we give them the Bank +  the away section Arkells (roughly 3,500) then we get the 4k allocation at their place.

Obviously it doesn't matter me as I won't make either game, but I'd rather we could have a larger allocation at their place and vice versa than both sides restrict away fan numbers, even if it means fewer home fans at the CG.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: cdakev on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:30:02
My wife's birthday the same day as the away leg !


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:31:59
They will not sell The Arkells and SB 3,300 tickets in a month of Sundays. They brought about 63 fans here once.  

Surely surely surely Shirley, we have kept The Arkells corner.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:36:05
They will not sell The Arkells and SB 3,300 tickets in a month of Sundays. They brought about 63 fans here once. 

Surely surely surely Shirley, we have kept The Arkells corner.

Itís the play offs
They will bring more than usual - just like ourselves and any other team in the play offs, ever


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Outletred on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:37:29
They will not sell The Arkells and SB 3,300 tickets in a month of Sundays. They brought about 63 fans here once.  

Surely surely surely Shirley, we have kept The Arkells corner.

Donít think they will sell it either however there are rules that you have to give away fans some under cover seating. Also for these games you have to give 10% capacity or 2k which is how Sunderland/Shedf Weíd got away with giving each other 2k tickets


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:37:49
Do you have to hide behind a VPN for IPTV BO ??
Yep. You have to give the illusion of being abroad.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:38:10
Do you have to hide behind a VPN for IPTV BO ??

Nope, there is a bit of technical piss-fartery which I couldn't really properly explain to you but once setup I just launch the app on the TV and I enjoy a massive range of TV.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:40:27
Ffs, so there's no ticket window for us who don't have a ST but have been to about 18 home games this season?  :no:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:44:16
Don't think that we've ever sold out the home allocation for a play off game?
Having said that it's likely that there will be big demand for this one.
Don't doubt that PV will bring good numbers albeit it will be an early start for most of them.

Away, for comparison, we took less than 1200 to Sheffield which was also a Thursday night.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:45:32
Ffs, so there's no ticket window for us who don't have a ST but have been to about 18 home games this season?  :no:

That really annoyed me too. Been to loads of home games, but season tickets holders can bring someone who's never been before, plus 6 game bundle holders.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:48:24
I know time is tight, but we could have had a 6 hour window or something?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:48:40
Yep. You have to give the illusion of being abroad.

Maybe that's what the technical piss-fartery that I am unable to understand or explain does!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:48:48
vale only have the bank!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 02hodgsol on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:49:06
Looks like we have the whole arkells with Vale only on the bank.

https://twitter.com/OfficialPVFC/status/1523649606164176897?s=20&t=-azErMkZmW108lUruz_XGw


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:50:22
Don't think that we've ever sold out the home allocation for a play off game?
Having said that it's likely that there will be big demand for this one.
Don't doubt that PV will bring good numbers albeit it will be an early start for most of them.

Away, for comparison, we took less than 1200 to Sheffield which was also a Thursday night.

Times seem to have changed wobbles my mucker. 13k home fans against wheel barrow, and 3600 to Walsall Confirm this


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:50:53
Midday on a Sunday is such a lousy schedule for a game really. Mind you Thursday evening isn't much better!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:54:59
Maybe that's what the technical piss-fartery that I am unable to understand or explain does!
Only insomuch as it protects the user from possible detection and prosecution


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, May 9, 2022, 13:00:23
Only insomuch as it protects the user from possible detection and prosecution

Fair enough, that makes sense Aud. I note when I go to Turkey that a lot of the bars that show live football (and GAA for the Irish) tend to use some kind of IPTV.

One year we went to watch a cup final and went to a bar to watch it, but their delay was about 10 seconds behind the next door one, so you knew what was about to happen whenever there were big chances or goals etc.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, May 9, 2022, 13:11:31
Itís the play offs
They will bring more than usual - just like ourselves and any other team in the play offs, ever

I appreciate that but if we've given them the full allocation then we're just wasting seats that could be filled by home fans. Granted they'll bring more, but not over 14 times as much as they brought in the league.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, May 9, 2022, 13:13:55
Looks like we have the whole arkells with Vale only on the bank.

https://twitter.com/OfficialPVFC/status/1523649606164176897?s=20&t=-azErMkZmW108lUruz_XGw

Thank god for that.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, May 9, 2022, 13:30:33
Nice little stat, this.

With the Barry X Davison X McKirdy front 3:

Games - 8
Wins - 7
Goals scored - 22
Goals per game - 2.75

*In the only game lost both McKirdy and Barry went off injured.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, May 9, 2022, 13:33:59
Nice little stat, this.

With the Barry X Davison X McKirdy front 3:

Games - 8
Wins - 7
Goals scored - 22
Goals per game - 2.75

*In the only game lost both McKirdy and Barry went off injured.

That front 3 were absolutely lethal in the first half on Saturday. Barry and McKirdy in particular were running Walsall ragged.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: jimbob on Monday, May 9, 2022, 13:38:03
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2022/may/ticket-details-confirmed-for-play-off-semi-final/

Ticket news out. Regular season pricing, season ticket holders and 6 game passes can buy two each in the first window.

Port Vale are getting the bank, so probably 11k max home fans. Hope that means they will reciprocate by offering 4k at their place.

Canít quite make out what time theyíre on general sale on Thursday online? 00:00:01?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, May 9, 2022, 13:40:24
Donít understand why I (as a ST holder) should be able to buy 2 tickets


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, May 9, 2022, 14:05:45
Donít understand why I (as a ST holder) should be able to buy 2 tickets

Thing that concerns me is that the tickets even for ST like myself are ONLINE only!? WTF, with the Heath Robinson system we have Iíve no bloody chance of getting my ST seats let alone any others. So I have a cunning plan. Iím taking my iPad to the club shop tomorrow if they genuinely wonít sell me my tickets over the counter they can fucking help me navigate my bloody iPad to do it there and then.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Monday, May 9, 2022, 14:06:09
I don't understand why Port Vale fans are still getting pissed off with 'only' having the Bank - I'd be shocked if their average away following was even 400


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, May 9, 2022, 14:12:18
Thatís not the point, though. Itís the equivalent of a glam cup tie fr both clubs. To get all pissy about allocations is approaching tinpottery


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, May 9, 2022, 14:14:11
Thatís not the point, though. Itís the equivalent of a glam cup tie fr both clubs. To get all pissy about allocations is approaching tinpottery

They are arenít they. The area is not known as the Potteries for nothing 😁


Title: Re: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Monday, May 9, 2022, 14:22:06
They are arenít they. The area is not known as the Potteries for nothing 😁
Maybe they can use their historic pottery skills to make some nice porcelain toilets for Stratton Bank?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, May 9, 2022, 14:24:37
I don't understand why Port Vale fans are still getting pissed off with 'only' having the Bank - I'd be shocked if their average away following was even 400

They did take over 1,300 to Exeter on Saturday, so would expect at least that


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, May 9, 2022, 14:25:39
Hereís their attendances at the CG in recent times

2012: 205
2013: 327
2014: 173
2015: 249
2016: 309
2018: 157 (approx)
2019: 234
2020: 250
2021: 233

TOTAL = *2137* (approx)


Title: Re: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, May 9, 2022, 14:29:50
Maybe they can use their historic pottery skills to make some nice porcelain toilets for Stratton Bank?

Excellent idea.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, May 9, 2022, 14:30:30
My wife's birthday the same day as the away leg !
buy her a ticket as a birthday present.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 9, 2022, 14:36:21
Quote from: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey
Hereís their attendances at the CG in recent times

2012: 205
2013: 327
2014: 173
2015: 249
2016: 309
2018: 157 (approx)
2019: 234
2020: 250
2021: 233

TOTAL = *2137* (approx)

none of those are the playoffs


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, May 9, 2022, 14:38:48
buy her a ticket as a birthday present.

A trip around Wedgewood and Spode museums as an added bonus.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Monday, May 9, 2022, 14:38:57
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2022/may/club-statement-on-ticket-related-issues/?fbclid=IwAR0UI3HEg3bUYNPnAZtLrXuX35ZFrrNOgKCeN0p9Tx1ve0S080AqgLDulZ0

Statement on the concerns about ticketing windows, priority for regulars etc.

Ridiculous that it has to be said that contacting staff on their personal phones/social media isn't on.

Honestly, with the difficulty we've had with ticketing all season, a six day turnaround for these tickets is going to be a bit of a nightmare for the staff.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Monday, May 9, 2022, 14:40:29
none of those are the playoffs

Are you suggesting a team might bring more fans for a play off games?
WHAT.ARE.THE.CHANCES!!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Monday, May 9, 2022, 14:45:07
Are you suggesting a team might bring more fans for a play off games?
WHAT.ARE.THE.CHANCES!!!

Being a bit obtuse there. I don't think anyone has said "they won't sell a single ticket more than for a normal league game" but selling ten times more than usual would be an impressive effort for a televised game.

As it happens I think there's a decent chance both teams sell out their allocations, but I think it'll be close. I can't see either side having the demand for hundreds or thousands of further tickets.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, May 9, 2022, 14:50:16
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2022/may/club-statement-on-ticket-related-issues/?fbclid=IwAR0UI3HEg3bUYNPnAZtLrXuX35ZFrrNOgKCeN0p9Tx1ve0S080AqgLDulZ0

Statement on the concerns about ticketing windows, priority for regulars etc.

Ridiculous that it has to be said that contacting staff on their personal phones/social media isn't on.

Honestly, with the difficulty we've had with ticketing all season, a six day turnaround for these tickets is going to be a bit of a nightmare for the staff.

Clearly explained statement, then followed by replies from the ďspecialĒ people on Twitter still crying!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Monday, May 9, 2022, 14:50:48
Being a bit obtuse there. I don't think anyone has said "they won't sell a single ticket more than for a normal league game" but selling ten times more than usual would be an impressive effort for a televised game.

As it happens I think there's a decent chance both teams sell out their allocations, but I think it'll be close. I can't see either side having the demand for hundreds or thousands of further tickets.

They only need to what? Double the amount they took to Exeter on Saturday?
Fairly do-able.
Not sure how many weíll take with it being a Thursday Evening game


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, May 9, 2022, 14:51:31
Clearly explained statement, then followed by replies from the ďspecialĒ people on Twitter still crying!

These people on twitter are just thirsty for attention. Best ignored.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 9, 2022, 14:52:09
Quote from: DiV
Are you suggesting a team might bring more fans for a play off games?
WHAT.ARE.THE.CHANCES!!!

crazy talk I know


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, May 9, 2022, 14:57:36
They only need to what? Double the amount they took to Exeter on Saturday?
Fairly do-able.
Not sure how many weíll take with it being a Thursday Evening game
We took a shedload to Tranmere for the PO away leg on an evening. No reason we wonít do the same at Vale.

Anyway, after weíve butt-fucked them 5 zip at home, who gives a stuff.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 9, 2022, 15:07:30
We took a shedload to Tranmere for the PO away leg on an evening. No reason we wonít do the same at Vale.
For midweek games in the past we took 8k to Arsenal LC, 8k to Spurs FA, 8k to Wolves LC, 4k to Stoke LC, 6k to Ipswich LC, 3k to Leeds LC and 8k to Manchester United LC, 4k to Tranmere PO, 5k to Palace PO, 10k to Palace for the Gills PO all midweek ties.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, May 9, 2022, 15:08:50
Being a bit obtuse there. I don't think anyone has said "they won't sell a single ticket more than for a normal league game" but selling ten times more than usual would be an impressive effort for a televised game.

As it happens I think there's a decent chance both teams sell out their allocations, but I think it'll be close. I can't see either side having the demand for hundreds or thousands of further tickets.

A television game at 12noon on a Sunday with no trains arriving in time.

If they sell out the bank then i'll gladly eat my words, but I don't see it happening.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 9, 2022, 15:11:11
A television game at 12noon on a Sunday with no trains arriving in time.

If they sell out the bank then i'll gladly eat my words, but I don't see it happening.
Agreed.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, May 9, 2022, 15:16:49
For midweek games in the past we took 8k to Arsenal LC, 8k to Spurs FA, 8k to Wolves LC, 4k to Stoke LC, 6k to Ipswich LC, 3k to Leeds LC and 5k(maybe more I am not too sure) to Manchester United LC, 4k to Tranmere PO, 5k to Palace PO, 10k to Palace for the Gills PO all midweek ties.
I honestly believe some havenít quite cottoned on to just how resurgent the club is.

Still feel unsure about me booking my flights?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, May 9, 2022, 15:19:30
For midweek games in the past we took 8k to Arsenal LC, 8k to Spurs FA, 8k to Wolves LC, 4k to Stoke LC, 6k to Ipswich LC, 3k to Leeds LC and 5k(maybe more I am not too sure) to Manchester United LC, 4k to Tranmere PO, 5k to Palace PO, 10k to Palace for the Gills PO all midweek ties.

Was 8k to United in 96.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 9, 2022, 15:24:16
Was 8k to United in 96.
Cheers I couldnt remember the figure exactly.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 9, 2022, 15:25:18
I honestly believe some havenít quite cottoned on to just how resurgent the club is.
Absolutely agree.

Quote from: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey link=topic=59279.msg1679542#msg1679542

Still feel unsure about me booking my flights?
Don't count your chickens yet mate!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Berniman on Monday, May 9, 2022, 15:43:33
All of this hullabaloo about tickets is the positive side of not being able to make either semi final, reading the last few pages and seeing the dense twitterati brigade, i'm kinda glad I don't need to be involved.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Godd002 on Monday, May 9, 2022, 15:45:04
Kick off is at 6am here....I wont be able to get my buddies to watch the match with me no matter how much breakfast casserole I cook for them....Bastards!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, May 9, 2022, 15:46:02
All of this hullabaloo about tickets is the positive side of not being able to make either semi final, reading the last few pages and seeing the dense twitterati brigade, i'm linda glad I don't need to be involved.

Hi Linda.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Godd002 on Monday, May 9, 2022, 15:47:14
Hi Linda.

i see what you did there....   :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 9, 2022, 15:50:14
Hi Linda.
I'm Spartacus!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, May 9, 2022, 15:50:24
Kick off is at 6am here....I wont be able to get my buddies to watch the match with me no matter how much breakfast casserole I cook for them....Bastards!

You call them friends, wankers, all of them. Cook out for one then?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Berniman on Monday, May 9, 2022, 15:52:04
Hi Linda.

Ha, just saw that and changed :D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, May 9, 2022, 15:53:19
Ha, just saw that and changed :D

Sex changed?? Haha fair play fella, couldn't resist!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Berniman on Monday, May 9, 2022, 15:59:19
Sex changed?? Haha fair play fella, couldn't resist!

No sex change required, just fat finger transplant


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 9, 2022, 16:02:19
No sex change required, just fat finger transplant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHiPUiilnvE


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 9, 2022, 16:25:12
something is wrong with the ticketing site

I wanted to buy 6 tickets and I bought 6 tickets. no fuss.

🤔

it's a trap


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: JoeMezz on Monday, May 9, 2022, 16:27:55
something is wrong with the ticketing site

I wanted to buy 6 tickets and I bought 6 tickets. no fuss.

🤔

it's a trap

eTickets too which is helpful! Only issue I had was not being able to get the 3 season tickets in the 3 reserved seats (as I only have linked accounts not the actual log in), but got 6 tickets all together so can't complain.


Title: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 9, 2022, 16:29:11
linked accounts is fine as long as the other account gives you permission to manage tickets for them

not that it matters


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, May 9, 2022, 16:41:07
Mine are reserved but doesnít allow me to enter bank details.
They really need to sort this ticketing out.


Title: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 9, 2022, 16:43:40
Quote
Mine are reserved but doesnít allow me to enter bank details.
They really need to sort this ticketing out.
in what way? You add to basket, then I got a screen asking which card I wanted to pay with on checkout

I'd try another browser?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, May 9, 2022, 16:49:22
in what way? You add to basket, then I got a screen asking which card I wanted to pay with on checkout

I'd try another browser?

Saying tickets locked by someone else.
No idea as to why.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 9, 2022, 17:25:37
ugh. that's poor.

try again in an hour in case it times out


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: stfcjack on Monday, May 9, 2022, 17:41:58
Same issue as all season, canít purchase the other tickets in my group. Just hope the queues arenít too big tomorrowÖ


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, May 9, 2022, 18:00:29
ugh. that's poor.

try again in an hour in case it times out

Sorted. Mate has been having the same problem.
I believe itís because they often take our seats on televised games due to the TV cameras.
Clearly not allocated replacements thus wouldnít allow me to book my reserved tickets.

Then wouldnít allow me to reassign going in manually.
Mate tried on another computer, browser and sorted. He had same issues an hour or so ago.

Appreciate the comments and thoughts ⚽️👍
It really needs sorting though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 9, 2022, 18:08:28
Think the club are well aware and will address


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 9, 2022, 18:10:39
Quote from: stfcjack
Same issue as all season, canít purchase the other tickets in my group. Just hope the queues arenít too big tomorrowÖ

question, have you set them to "manage" tickets on their behalf

this sends them an email that they then have to accept from their account


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Lash_sumthin on Monday, May 9, 2022, 18:14:15
yeah looks like managed is different to assign (as relatively new to the system its not obvious).


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: stfcjack on Monday, May 9, 2022, 18:19:38
question, have you set them to "manage" tickets on their behalf

this sends them an email that they then have to accept from their account

Yeah, the only issue is when I purchased 4 ST in the close season, it was out the windows in the back of the TE, with what I can imagine were pretty inexperienced staff at the time (by no means am I placing any blame on the staff) but they were all placed under one email address. So therefore that has created issues throughout the season. Iím sure that there are others in this situation as well. Iím sure it will be ironed out for next season though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 9, 2022, 18:48:11
yeah, got a mate with same issue

might be possible to create an account for each and link ST from there. but I've not tried


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, May 9, 2022, 20:27:48
Same shit as Man City. Shows three reserved seats add to basket then tells me I have ordered to many and to select one ticket. WTF.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 9, 2022, 20:34:01
Quote from: Legends-Lounge
Same shit as Man City. Shows three reserved seats add to basket then tells me I have ordered to many and to select one ticket. WTF.

I realise this may sound patronising but I'd rather come across as that than not check.

I assume you are adding from the "face" icon top right? select the "n reserved tickets" link and add to basket from there?

And are all 3 season ticket holders?

make sure that they are assigned to different people, the is an "assign ticket" link I think once they are in the basket

if you've done that then yeah, weird and also a pain


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Monday, May 9, 2022, 20:52:35
wedding this weekend and the early ko means i cant get to the cg in time. im hoping that i can guarantee an away leg ticket with my season ticket but not sure how they are going to work that. do we have a scenario where there are more season tickets sold this season than possible maximum allocation?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, May 9, 2022, 21:12:54
I realise this may sound patronising but I'd rather come across as that than not check.

I assume you are adding from the "face" icon top right? select the "n reserved tickets" link and add to basket from there?

And are all 3 season ticket holders?

make sure that they are assigned to different people, the is an "assign ticket" link I think once they are in the basket

if you've done that then yeah, weird and also a pain

Yes I know about the face icon thingy. The tickets are all named under me .

Iím surprised they put racist Tory cunt as my nameÖbut there you go.

I couldnít see an assign ticket so it is a trip to the ticket office tomorrow on my home from work.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, May 9, 2022, 21:16:17
wedding this weekend and the early ko means i cant get to the cg in time. im hoping that i can guarantee an away leg ticket with my season ticket but not sure how they are going to work that. do we have a scenario where there are more season tickets sold this season than possible maximum allocation?

Even if they give us that whole big away end that still isn't as many tickets as we have season ticket holders I don't think. But no way every season ticket holder buys a ticket so you should be more than fine.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 9, 2022, 21:17:30
so you can't assign one of them to another name?

that's bugger it then


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, May 9, 2022, 21:19:27
so you can't assign one of them to another name?

that's bugger it then

Call in to the ticket office on my way home from work. I think phoning is going to be a waste of time.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, May 9, 2022, 22:54:55
Wondered why the missus got pissy when I said I was going to football on Sunday, just realised itís the wedding anniversary !!.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: reeves4england on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 04:48:35
wedding this weekend and the early ko means i cant get to the cg in time. im hoping that i can guarantee an away leg ticket with my season ticket but not sure how they are going to work that. do we have a scenario where there are more season tickets sold this season than possible maximum allocation?
Id have thought ST holders would be fine to get one as long as allocation is 1200+. Thursday night is impossible for a lot of people.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 06:35:24
Think I may have to record the game and avoid my phone until I can watch it alone later in the day.

I have a bad feeling - I though PV were good and we were lucky against them.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 06:53:01
Lucky when? When we lost at home or when we won away?

Anyway, I quite like Vale as a club. Been through the wringer with wrong Ďun owner - not the same league as Power.

If we werenít in the POs ourselves, Iíd want Vale to go through.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 07:06:01
They just have that cunt Robbie Williams as a supporter.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Posh Red on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 07:13:39
Even if they give us that whole big away end that still isn't as many tickets as we have season ticket holders I don't think. But no way every season ticket holder buys a ticket so you should be more than fine.

On the basis that we have given them 10x the number they brought to us in the league game here, Iím sure they will reciprocate and do look forward to our 7000 allocation ;)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 07:42:48
Anyway, I quite like Vale as a club. Been through the wringer with wrong Ďun owner - not the same league as Power.

If we werenít in the POs ourselves, Iíd want Vale to go through.

I agree with that, I love a trip to the Wembley of the North.  Just hope I can get a ticket.

They just have that cunt Robbie Williams as a supporter.

Forget Williams, Lemmy is from Burslem. Now that's music pedigree.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Outletred on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 07:46:37
Lucky when? When we lost at home or when we won away?

Anyway, I quite like Vale as a club. Been through the wringer with wrong Ďun owner - not the same league as Power.

If we werenít in the POs ourselves, Iíd want Vale to go through.

They shouldíve had a player sent off in the home game and he got a retrospective ban- had this happened the result would have been different


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 08:23:40
Football doesnít work like that


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 09:13:01
Big queues at the CG alreadyÖ.


Title: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 09:19:50
I think there are 4 or 5 players that were first choice in the home game that are still first choice now!

it's simply a lottery, anyone can beat anyone on the day. I wouldn't be suprised to see 3-0 either way

that said, I'd rather hit the playoffs running then stumble into them.

must be the first time in a while that a home 2-1/3-1 loss wouldn't feel like it's over


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 09:22:13
I think there are 4 or 5 players that were first choice in the home game that are still first choice now!

it's simply a lottery, anyone can beat anyone on the day. I wouldn't be suprised to see 3-0 either way

that said, I'd rather hit the playoffs running then stumble into them.

must be the first time in a while that a home 2-1/3-1 loss wouldn't feel like it's over
Absolutely, with our away form I would be confident that even if we lost by 2 goals at home that we could overturn that in the away leg.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 09:29:55
Football is a funny thing.

Who would have thought after losing KKH and Hunt that weíd unearth Egbo and be better off for it. Not many.

Who would have thought a returning Frenchie would kickstart Conroyís form and actually make us look more solid at the back. Not many.

Who would have thought a returning McKirdy would fire us to winning 4 on the trot and making the POs - everyone!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 09:35:30
I can remember some moaning about McKirdy before we played Bristol Rovers away😀


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 09:45:30
This season so far has equalled out league record for away wins and just passed the (normal season) record for away goals scored but we could equal that overall total with 3 more goals and surpass the number of wins with 1 more away win.

1995-96 13w 7d 34f 18a
2021-22 13w 4d 42f 29a
1985-86 12w 4d 30f 24a
1986-87 11w 7d 40f 28a (13w 7d 45f 31a including Play Off games)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 09:45:32
I can remember some moaning about McKirdy before we played Bristol Rovers away😀

Mostly about his needless bookings and constant whinging. Not so much his talent?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 09:46:39
Mostly about his needless bookings and constant whinging. Not so much his talent?
I don't think his talent has ever been in any doubt just his application of it and petulance at times.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 09:51:49
Football is a funny thing.

Who would have thought after losing KKH and Hunt that weíd unearth Egbo and be better off for it. Not many.

Who would have thought a returning Frenchie would kickstart Conroyís form and actually make us look more solid at the back. Not many.

Who would have thought a returning McKirdy would fire us to winning 4 on the trot and making the POs - everyone!

Conroy and Frenchy simply communicate.
Both continually organising and talking to each other. Frenchy has been a revelation and both have a great understanding.
Conroy just needs to cut out the once a game risky pass.

However for a player to get so much shit he never goes missing and to want the ball at his feet from the keeper time and time again shows his character.
Gives Reed the freedom to roam and they both are the best passers of the ball at the club by a mile.
Can only hope the Board show some ambition and keep the core of the team, or at least show the desire and commitment to do so.

Strong comments heard that more debt has been uncovered. Sorry doesnít wash with me.
Still remain sceptical.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 10:02:39
I don't think his talent has ever been in any doubt just his application of it and petulance at times.

I get the impression that McKirdy would be a psychologists dream. For a player who has had temperament issues at various clubs with not handling criticism from fans and club alike, he has a habit of acting in a way that will invariably wind up fans.

Funny chap, but our funny chap!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 10:27:46

Strong comments heard that more debt has been uncovered. Sorry doesnít wash with me.
Still remain sceptical.

Not wishing to take this off thread and probably more for the 'new beginnings' thread, but given the way the club has been run for years new debt would hardly be a massive surprise. Luckily we have the monthly comms so if this is the case, it will be out in the open soon enough.

Reading between the lines are you still going with the 'reduced budget' line that you have done previously.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 10:40:19
I get the impression that McKirdy would be a psychologists dream. For a player who has had temperament issues at various clubs with not handling criticism from fans and club alike, he has a habit of acting in a way that will invariably wind up fans.

Funny chap, but our funny chap!

One of my Mates is his guest Sunday.
His Son and Harry best Mates.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 10:45:51
Not wishing to take this off thread and probably more for the 'new beginnings' thread, but given the way the club has been run for years new debt would hardly be a massive surprise. Luckily we have the monthly comms so if this is the case, it will be out in the open soon enough.

Reading between the lines are you still going with the 'reduced budget' line that you have done previously.

Only whatís been tabled in football circles.
Not going to speculate other than it was mentioned, my take is simply to wait and see what comes to light. Clearly not going to mention the ďPĒ word but if this was the case then the dynamics would surely change.
Money is coming into the club, thus any reasons to reduce the budget would certainly not be acceptable from myself and no doubt others.
Will just have to wait and see Mate, but the Club is exceeding break even figures.

I guess the golden question is do the ďBoard, those owning itĒ actually have more than a pot to piss in?



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 11:06:32
Only whatís been tabled in football circles.
Not going to speculate other than it was mentioned, my take is simply to wait and see what comes to light. Clearly not going to mention the ďPĒ word but if this was the case then the dynamics would surely change.
Money is coming into the club, thus any reasons to reduce the budget would certainly not be acceptable from myself and no doubt others.
Will just have to wait and see Mate, but the Club is exceeding break even figures.

I guess the golden question is do the ďBoard, those owning itĒ actually have more than a pot to piss in?



I think it's fair enough to speculate on these matters. Unfortunately due to historic circumstances ourselves (and I dare say quite a few football clubs) have some quite murky financial histories that Agatha Christie, Miss Marple and Columbo would struggle to get to the bottom of. I certainly think fans discussion and speculation is healthy in these matters, I am definitely very positive about the club and the future under Clem etc but of course there are lingering doubts that remain.

Is Clem actually the 'money man?' It will be interesting given the state of the world how his businesses are doing at the moment. He's never said that he's absolutely loaded so money potentially is coming from elsewhere until we become sustainable. Fair play that we have reduced debts from 4.5 down to 1.5 ish million quid and if we win the play-offs that will get down to around 1 million and then the Twine money if Franchise sell could potentially see us debt free for the first time in yonks!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 11:18:40
My main concern is the ref and our game management in these games. Ref in the home game was like he'd never seen a football game before. Incredibly naÔve.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 11:19:01
can we move this to the new beginnings thread please mod?

it's an interesting debate, just needs to go out this thread


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 11:24:15
Rob & Clem has just walked past Tescoís

Draw from that what you will


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 11:25:17
Also age old question but how much extra £££ are we going to make from the play off semiís?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 11:28:19
Also age old question but how much extra £££ are we going to make from the play off semiís?

Sounds like the TV money is the more lucrative side of things.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 11:28:51
Also age old question but how much extra £££ are we going to make from the play off semiís?

not a huge amount going by the share of gate receipts. TV income should be decent though? Will do a quick google and see what the latest income is for these games for TV if I can find it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 11:33:16
not a huge amount going by the share of gate receipts. TV income should be decent though? Will do a quick google and see what the latest income is for these games for TV if I can find it.

Yeah posted this and read your post in the other thread answering this


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 11:34:45
Sounds like the TV money is the more lucrative side of things.
I think its only around £30k per match, but still if we get to the final thats £100k nearly.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 12:30:25
My main concern is the ref and our game management in these games. Ref in the home game was like he'd never seen a football game before. Incredibly naÔve.

Ref for Sunday took the home game v Bradford earlier in the season.
Didn't win universal approval for his performance that day, then again neither did the team.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 12:41:34
Rob & Clem has just walked past Tescoís

Draw from that what you will

Rob went for the meal deal but Clem had a vegan wrap


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: reeves4england on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 12:51:45
Slightly outside the remit of this thread, but Vale have said there'll be an update on 2nd leg tickets this afternoon.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 13:23:11
Lucky when? When we lost at home or when we won away?

Anyway, I quite like Vale as a club. Been through the wringer with wrong Ďun owner - not the same league as Power.

If we werenít in the POs ourselves, Iíd want Vale to go through.
Sorry, been stuck working.....

Thought they looked very good at our place. They could have had 3 or 4. Away, we were lucky that McKirdy got their keeper sent off. That changed the whole complexion of the game.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 14:07:47
Weíve been given the exact same number of tickets - 2,200. Not in the regular away end, though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 14:14:09
Well, that's the allocations sorted out. Now everyone just needs to get their best willy waving techniques ready as the sales numbers start to come out...


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 14:22:02
We'll sell our 2,200 piece of piss.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 14:23:40
Weíve been given the exact same number of tickets - 2,200. Not in the regular away end, though.
Theyíve really played to their fans with this, apart from about 500 seats there is next to no difference between the 2 stands.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 14:45:54
Theyíve really played to their fans with this, apart from about 500 seats there is next to no difference between the 2 stands.

There are a few other differences between the 2 stands that you may not have considered. The Hamil, which is where the Vale fans are going to be and we ordinarily are, has better acoustics and serves alcohol on the concourses. It holds 4,500.

The Bycars, where we are going to be holds 3,300 but due to safety reasons can only be at 80% capacity. It will be interesting to see how they segregate that stand because the corner bit looks to be attached to the Bycars. As above no alcohol can be served in the Bycars as the kiosks are in view of the pitch, which seems like a poor design flaw.  

But yes, they have definitely done what they can for their fans to give them an advantage, so fair play to them for that. We should still be able to make quite a din in that stand with 2k+ however.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 14:57:42
Apparently Sales for Sunday have hit 4000 today after 24hrs. You would expect that to be replicated over the next couple of days and then Friday will be like the Purge for any remaining seats..


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 14:58:56
There are a few other differences between the 2 stands that you may not have considered. The Hamil, which is where the Vale fans are going to be and we ordinarily are, has better acoustics and serves alcohol on the concourses. It holds 4,500.

The Bycars, where we are going to be holds 3,300 but due to safety reasons can only be at 80% capacity. It will be interesting to see how they segregate that stand because the corner bit looks to be attached to the Bycars. As above no alcohol can be served in the Bycars as the kiosks are in view of the pitch, which seems like a poor design flaw.  

But yes, they have definitely done what they can for their fans to give them an advantage, so fair play to them for that. We should still be able to make quite a din in that stand with 2k+ however.
But theyíd only have given us 2,200 anyway so instead of being in a half empty stand we will now be in a much more full stand, nearer to the home fans so likely to still be able to generate decent noise. Beyond adding a few hundred extra seats for home fans itís going to make little to no difference.

At the CG weíve given them no covered seating so they are going to struggle to create any kind of atmosphere especially with the heat expected on Sunday. Combine that with the sun in their eyes meaning they probably wonít see much of the game if they arenít wearing sunglasses I think weíve got the much better deal.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 14:59:37
The Legend will be in attendance. Tickets secured.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 15:10:38
But theyíd only have given us 2,200 anyway so instead of being in a half empty stand we will now be in a much more full stand, nearer to the home fans so likely to still be able to generate decent noise. Beyond adding a few hundred extra seats for home fans itís going to make little to no difference.

At the CG weíve given them no covered seating so they are going to struggle to create any kind of atmosphere especially with the heat expected on Sunday. Combine that with the sun in their eyes meaning they probably wonít see much of the game if they arenít wearing sunglasses I think weíve got the much better deal.

It's nearer a thousand extra home fans but both stands should be good for acoustics either way. And yes, I agree with what you say about the home game, we definitely have the advantage off the pitch there.

What may be interesting are the logistics of getting Swindon fans from Burslem to the Bycars stand because apparently that will entail Swindon and Vale fans walking down the same narrow paths the way it's currently setup. 


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 16:06:26
The Legend will be in attendance. Tickets secured.

Superb ⚽️👍


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 16:14:06
It's nearer a thousand extra home fans but both stands should be good for acoustics either way. And yes, I agree with what you say about the home game, we definitely have the advantage off the pitch there.

What may be interesting are the logistics of getting Swindon fans from Burslem to the Bycars stand because apparently that will entail Swindon and Vale fans walking down the same narrow paths the way it's currently setup. 

Used to kick off at Vale Park big time.

Remember my first encounter and went by train.
We lost after game was a little scary as the locals had mobbed up and were looking for any Swindon to attack.

Then enter our rescue. Meat Wagon comes alongside us.
ďAre you going back to the station?Ē From the drivers side.
ďYes,Ē came from a few of us, thinking we were going to get a much needed escort in the dark.
ďGet in the back lads,Ē as 10 of us piled in, collecting another 2 on route.

Despite that episode probably around my 10th or so trip to Burslum and have a soft spot for Vale.
Met some decent fans however they have got a few nutters thus beware.
One game at Swindon they got the baseball bats out of the car, they didnít come for a peaceful game on the cricket pitch 😂


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 16:50:00
Used to kick off at Vale Park big time.

Remember my first encounter and went by train.
We lost after game was a little scary as the locals had mobbed up and were looking for any Swindon to attack.

Then enter our rescue. Meat Wagon comes alongside us.
ďAre you going back to the station?Ē From the drivers side.
ďYes,Ē came from a few of us, thinking we were going to get a much needed escort in the dark.
ďGet in the back lads,Ē as 10 of us piled in, collecting another 2 on route.

Despite that episode probably around my 10th or so trip to Burslum and have a soft spot for Vale.
Met some decent fans however they have got a few nutters thus beware.
One game at Swindon they got the baseball bats out of the car, they didnít come for a peaceful game on the cricket pitch 😂

I was one of the ones that piled into that police van! Probably 82-83 right? Pissing with rain? Only good thing that ever happened to me in Burslem.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 17:00:39
Iím too old to get into punch ups over a game of football and at 61 the last thing i need after my heart scare is a good fucking beating at the hands of feral thugs especially with my 18 Y/O son a potential target. So if we manage to get tickets do I drive or go by SAS coach or just hire some SAS vets?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 18:40:09
Back to matters on the pitchÖ
Those who are saying a home loss by 2-1 or even 3-1 could be ok because of our regular season away form be a little optimistic.
In the regular season, every game stands alone - 3 points at stake, and usually an expectation that home teams will at least try to attack. This has helped our counter attacking football.
A team holding a lead from the first leg can ďpark the busĒ with 8 or 9 behind the ball and look to grab a decisive goal on the break or from a set piece. Unlike regular season, the home fans will be happy to watch their team ďsee it outĒ.
We have struggled to break down teams doing that at home, why should it be different away?
On the other hand, if we are level after the home leg you get back to the single game being decisive and fans expecting the home side to do something positive- which would be easier for us to replicate regular season approach and result.
This will be a tight two leg tie - could be decided by a piece of brilliance, a mistake, a scruffy goal from a set piece, a refereeís decision or even penalty kicks.
I think we will win narrowly over two legs.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 18:51:58
Itíll be a slaughter. Wait and see.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 19:15:02
Back to matters on the pitchÖ
Those who are saying a home loss by 2-1 or even 3-1 could be ok because of our regular season away form be a little optimistic.
In the regular season, every game stands alone - 3 points at stake, and usually an expectation that home teams will at least try to attack. This has helped our counter attacking football.
A team holding a lead from the first leg can ďpark the busĒ with 8 or 9 behind the ball and look to grab a decisive goal on the break or from a set piece. Unlike regular season, the home fans will be happy to watch their team ďsee it outĒ.
We have struggled to break down teams doing that at home, why should it be different away?
On the other hand, if we are level after the home leg you get back to the single game being decisive and fans expecting the home side to do something positive- which would be easier for us to replicate regular season approach and result.
This will be a tight two leg tie - could be decided by a piece of brilliance, a mistake, a scruffy goal from a set piece, a refereeís decision or even penalty kicks.
I think we will win narrowly over two legs.
I know we've had our problems at home but I think we've increased the tempo a little just recently.  Vale may park the bus and see what turns up in the first leg.  But I'm not sure that any L2 sides will be convincing when "parking the bus" at home.  That will communicate nerves to a home crowd that will be transmitted back. 

With our counter-attacking strengths, I can see some advantages to a 2-1 win on Sunday over a 3-0 and "sit on the lead" approach at Vale Park.

Que sera, sera :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 19:23:37
I was one of the ones that piled into that police van! Probably 82-83 right? Pissing with rain? Only good thing that ever happened to me in Burslem.

Lost 3-0 if I recall.
Unbelievable if you were one of the fans that got picked up.😂


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 19:24:47
Iím too old to get into punch ups over a game of football and at 61 the last thing i need after my heart scare is a good fucking beating at the hands of feral thugs especially with my 18 Y/O son a potential target. So if we manage to get tickets do I drive or go by SAS coach or just hire some SAS vets?

Certainly got to have your wits about you even now.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 19:34:09
Lost 3-0 if I recall.
Unbelievable if you were one of the fans that got picked up.😂

Yep, that was me. It was this game wasn't it. http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19830124

3-0 sounds about right when they had Neville Southall in goal and Jimmy Greenhoff up front. Miserable afternoon.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 20:44:52
Certainly got to have your wits about you even now.

Coach it is then, unless someone knows any ex SAS vets looking for an evenings employment 😁


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 06:36:27
So who heard me on the radio this morning then?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 06:37:57
Non


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 08:05:55
Iím too old to get into punch ups over a game of football and at 61 the last thing i need after my heart scare is a good fucking beating at the hands of feral thugs especially with my 18 Y/O son a potential target. So if we manage to get tickets do I drive or go by SAS coach or just hire some SAS vets?

I wouldn't depend too much on army vets, when we used to do work in the shittest parts of Liverpool we used to use a company who employed ex military as security guards to stop stuff like the plant getting nicked.

Often didn't end well with the local scallys pelting them with bricks etc and leading them to retreat to their hut, which the scroats then set on fire! 


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 08:39:52
So who heard me on the radio this morning then?
Sorry no,  but did hear them say weíd sold 5,000 tickets already, think itís going to be an almighty scrap when they go on general sale.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 08:44:48
Sorry no,  but did hear them say weíd sold 5,000 tickets already, think itís going to be an almighty scrap when they go on general sale.

I do wonder if anyone listens to local breakfast radio - it's all rather Alan Partridge. Apart from my bit that is.  :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 08:58:30
Do we know when away tickets are on sale?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 09:22:26
Sorry no,  but did hear them say weíd sold 5,000 tickets already, think itís going to be an almighty scrap when they go on general sale.

Judging by the Man City game home allocation with the corner of the Arkells is circa 12,500 for a TV game. Should still be a lot to shift, but getting the stand you want is probably going to be a struggle if you're not super quick tomorrow morning.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: RedRag on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 09:39:01
Do we know when away tickets are on sale?
Just phoned ticket office.

Guy had no idea when. 

Nor what eligibility conditions might apply. 

Unsurprisingly, he described the office as "snowed under" with the home ticketing arrangements.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Ardiles on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 09:44:04
Judging by the Man City game home allocation with the corner of the Arkells is circa 12,500 for a TV game. Should still be a lot to shift, but getting the stand you want is probably going to be a struggle if you're not super quick tomorrow morning.

Is general sale not starting from 18:00 this evening?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 09:44:35
Yep, that was me. It was this game wasn't it. http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19830124

3-0 sounds about right when they had Neville Southall in goal and Jimmy Greenhoff up front. Miserable afternoon.
I was at that game too but managed to avoid any trouble, as DOB says they used to like to cause problems in the past especially through the late 70s and early 80s even through there were never that many of them they liked to cause trouble.

I have been to Vale Park 8 times the last time was 2007 I think, nice easy ground to visit and park at too.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 09:47:21
90% of this queue will be people having to do it in person because the online system doesn't work properly. You wouldn't imagine it would be so hard for a system ran by Ticketmaster.

Can be excused for this season given when Clem took over Power had ran off with the admin username and password and nobody could even access it for a few days, but it really needs sorting for future seasons.

and if its in anyway Ticketmasters fault then I'm sure there are plenty of other portals with ready made systems that would love to have us.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 09:49:49
Not that it's any consolation at all to anyone on here, but I've read online that both Mansfield and Northampton fans also have suffered problems with their online ticketing this season so it's not just us struggling! In fact Mansfield's tickets went on sale to general sale today but their website has gone down!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 09:51:57
Is general sale not starting from 18:00 this evening?

The timings didn't really make sense. It said the priority ends at 6pm tonight, but then general sale doesn't start until tomorrow. So it doesn't explain who can buy in the interim.

I'm thankfully sorted now but I'd probably advise people to check online at 6 this evening and then if not, midnight. There may be some seriously pissed off people tomorrow morning if stands are old out because it wasn't communicated properly.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 09:57:27
Not that it's any consolation at all to anyone on here, but I've read online that both Mansfield and Northampton fans also have suffered problems with their online ticketing this season so it's not just us struggling! In fact Mansfield's tickets went on sale to general sale today but their website has gone down!

Clash of the Titans


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 10:05:38
Clash of the Titans

More like Clash of the Shiteans.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 10:09:59
Not that it's any consolation at all to anyone on here, but I've read online that both Mansfield and Northampton fans also have suffered problems with their online ticketing this season so it's not just us struggling! In fact Mansfield's tickets went on sale to general sale today but their website has gone down!

Looks like neither are ticketmaster either. Northamptons system doesn't seem bad, but can't see the exact seat as well as the way its set up for ours on ticketmaster.

Mansfield just completely crashed when you select buy tickets. So looks significantly worse. Although ours haven't gone on general sale yet, so maybe not wise to put that much faith in it yet.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 10:24:55
Step by step guide now on the Offical site for matching/linking tickets


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 10:32:40
Quote from: 4D
Step by step guide now on the Offical site for matching/linking tickets

only if everything is set up ok..

no good for multi accounts with same emails


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 10:44:50
The timings didn't really make sense. It said the priority ends at 6pm tonight, but then general sale doesn't start until tomorrow. So it doesn't explain who can buy in the interim.

I wondered if sales might be put on hold while reserved but unpurchased seats are released/unreserved ahead of general sale. Or some such admin.

I think talk of a scramble for general sale tickets might be a bit exaggerated. 5000 sold so far, perhaps 8000 by the end of the day. That still leaves 4500 tickets available for general sale. Maybe there'll be an initial rush but I don't think it'll be too hard to get one.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 10:47:43
Just got mine,  straight in,  no problems at all,  whole thing probably took less than two minutes.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 11:20:21
The timings didn't really make sense. It said the priority ends at 6pm tonight, but then general sale doesn't start until tomorrow. So it doesn't explain who can buy in the interim.

I'm thankfully sorted now but I'd probably advise people to check online at 6 this evening and then if not, midnight. There may be some seriously pissed off people tomorrow morning if stands are old out because it wasn't communicated properly.

General sale starts online at 10am on Thursday.

https://twitter.com/STFC_Ticket/status/1524349087906254849


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 11:28:19
General sale starts online at 10am on Thursday.

https://twitter.com/STFC_Ticket/status/1524349087906254849

I don't get why the priority ends at 6pm tonight then, unless that is just when the ticket office closes and you can still buy priority online. would be a needless dead 16 hours of no sales otherwise?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 11:30:03
I don't get why the priority ends at 6pm tonight then, unless that is just when the ticket office closes and you can still buy priority online. would be a needless dead 16 hours of no sales otherwise?

Time to release reserved tickets to general sale for ones reserved to season ticket holders?

Can't imagine we won't sell out so the 'dead time' won't be an issue.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 11:31:20
Time to release reserved tickets to general sale for ones reserved to season ticket holders?

Can't imagine we won't sell out so the 'dead time' won't be an issue.
Yes, 'm sure it'll be some admin process like this, otherwise it's a bit random


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: sir windon on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 11:31:48
No news of ticket details for the second leg at Vale Park yet?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 11:33:02
No news of ticket details for the second leg at Vale Park yet?
Vale announced we're getting 2200 but that was only yesterday. Imagine there's some admin now involved for STFC to get them on sale. Hopefully some communication today about purchasing windows.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Posh Red on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 11:33:12
I don't get why the priority ends at 6pm tonight then, unless that is just when the ticket office closes and you can still buy priority online. would be a needless dead 16 hours of no sales otherwise?

Unless it's so that tickets can go on sale online & in person at the same time.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 11:37:32
Vale announced we're getting 2200 but that was only yesterday. Imagine there's some admin now involved for STFC to get them on sale. Hopefully some communication today about purchasing windows.

Hopefully online tickets as well. Waiting for postal service in this country is a stress we don't need.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 12:02:25
Have a check on the tickets every now and then, doesn't seem to be much movement in the last 24 hours. Plenty of tickets left towards the edge of each stand. Interesting to see how quickly they move on general sale!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 12:18:57
plus the ST not taken to come back in


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 12:34:24
Have a check on the tickets every now and then, doesn't seem to be much movement in the last 24 hours. Plenty of tickets left towards the edge of each stand. Interesting to see how quickly they move on general sale!

Any chance of a screenshot? Town end preferably as have mates hoping to get in there quick enough.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 12:40:37
Still has availability.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 12:45:42
More sold in that far end of the arkells than i thought there would be though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Ardiles on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 12:47:07
Starting to feel a little apprehensive, if I'm honest.  It's going to be a bit of an online scrum later.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 12:49:47
All the online issues seem to stem with the priority system. As long as you're quick it should be fine for general sale purposes.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 12:56:01
Only thing to consider from the map is there will be a few season ticket holders who have purchased other seats that will have theirs unreserved for tomorrow. It looks like a lot more sold than 5k though just based on that end of the screenshot.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Hitchinred on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 13:09:47
Only thing to consider from the map is there will be a few season ticket holders who have purchased other seats that will have theirs unreserved for tomorrow. It looks like a lot more sold than 5k though just based on that end of the screenshot.

Iíve done this so I can sit with my mate.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 13:11:40
Only thing to consider from the map is there will be a few season ticket holders who have purchased other seats that will have theirs unreserved for tomorrow. It looks like a lot more sold than 5k though just based on that end of the screenshot.
Even if it's 8k by tonight, that means 4500 left for general sale. I'm sure it'll sell out but anybody who is on it tomorrow morning shouldn't have any issues.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 13:16:50
Even if it's 8k by tonight, that means 4500 left for general sale. I'm sure it'll sell out but anybody who is on it tomorrow morning shouldn't have any issues.

Yeah, my only concern was for people maybe wanting a town end ticket. But looking at the map, that seems to have better availability than hoping for something reasonably central on the sides. 


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 13:36:39
More sold in that far end of the arkells than i thought there would be though.

I'd say those blanked out seats aren't on sale yet as no season ticket holders sit in that block in the Arkells.

There will be plenty available tomorrow, but I am slightly miffed that I might not get a seat in the DRS, having sat there all season without a season ticket.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 14:11:04
I'd say those blanked out seats aren't on sale yet as no season ticket holders sit in that block in the Arkells.

There will be plenty available tomorrow, but I am slightly miffed that I might not get a seat in the DRS, having sat there all season without a season ticket.

I thought they may be tickets for "friends & family" or something similar.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 14:17:27
I thought they may be tickets for "friends & family" or something similar.

Could be, but I'd think the club have just made a few seats available to season ticket holders in that block, with the rest of the block not available until general sale. I guess we'll find out tomorrow.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 16:42:36
Hoping we can sell out for this one.
Should be a cracking atmosphere notwithstanding the tension and nerves before and during the game.

Surely some information regarding the away tickets will follow tomorrow?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Ardiles on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 17:24:54
Tried buying tickets for Sunday's game, but no luck.  Yet.  Open at the moment to those who have previously bought 6 Game tickets.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 18:57:28
Tried buying tickets for Sunday's game, but no luck.  Yet.  Open at the moment to those who have previously bought 6 Game tickets.

You will get one Mate.
Plenty to go round.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Million Pound Man on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 19:18:05
plenty left now the STs have been unreserved, in every part of the ground too... nobody will miss out tomorrow morning.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Ardiles on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 19:19:05
You will get one Mate.
Plenty to go round.

I'm sure you're right.  Just want them bought!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 20:18:38
Wouldn't worry, there are loads left. I'm surprised there are so many left.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 20:40:38
They'll go, if we can sell 13k home tickets for Barrow etc.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 20:45:02
Wouldn't worry, there are loads left. I'm surprised there are so many left.

Season ticket holders have no mates, confirmed.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: dalumpimunki on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 21:27:08
Season ticket holders have no mates, confirmed.

Or season tickets holders mates are all season ticket holders?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Loobug on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 07:52:45
Is there a specific time that tickets go on sale? I still canít access them?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 07:53:39
Is there a specific time that tickets go on sale? I still canít access them?

10am


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Loobug on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 07:54:48
Thank you..! I can rest from hitting refresh for an hour then :-)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 07:55:33
Thank you..! I can rest from hitting refresh for an hour then :-)

Hope the website doesn't crash😅


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Arnold Corns on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 08:30:50
Thank you..! I can rest from hitting refresh for an hour then :-)

They have just gone live onlne


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 08:38:37
Said to be over 100 queuing at theCounty Ground at 9.00 this morning.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 08:39:33
Tickets available a couple of minutes early. Get on the site now


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 08:40:30
Are the Wembley tickets on sale yet?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 08:41:09
They have just gone live onlne


Cheers for the heads up. Pleased to get a seat in the DRS.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 08:41:44
Gonna sell out easily, judging by what's left.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 08:43:55
Gonna sell out easily, judging by what's left.

Looking at the number of sold and reserved seats already it could sell out this morning!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Loobug on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 08:50:44
They have just gone live onlne


Thanks for the heads-up. I got mine...! This is going to sell out, surely!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 08:56:30
Just hope Vale can sell theirs  :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 08:57:09
In all the years, I have never seen tickets sell that fast. Just a few singles left, with the only seats together in the away corner of the Arkells. I'd guess that block at the other end of the Arkells are for those queuing at the ground.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 08:58:19
Looking at the number of sold and reserved seats already it could sell out this morning!
Think thatís a given, about 100 left.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:00:51
Are the Wembley tickets on sale yet?
Stop it!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:04:45
Town End full.
Drs 3 left


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:05:59
Be sold out by 11 at this rate


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:08:54
Been taken offline already.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:09:48
I guess for the people queueing


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: hobnob on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:10:29
Been taken offline already.
Thatís that, just managed to get in the normal away seats and in a flash theyíre all gone!

Total sell-out!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:11:46
Have they not yet released unsold ST holder seats, or is this fully sold out already? Would be a heck of an effort to do it that quickly.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Ardiles on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:17:02
Fuck.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Tails on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:25:38
Checked 10 mins in and almost completely gone at that time, didn't seem like it would take long!

I think there may be some available still but very little.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:30:48
Aaaaaaaaand they're gone.

People in the queue being told single seats left.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:40:15
I feel sorry for those who have queued.  Most likely older people not comfortable using the internet.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Ardiles on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:41:20
For the first time in 32 years following this club, I'm thinking we need a bigger ground.

So disappointed.  But also impressed.  Bitter/sweet.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:44:14
So Swindon Supermarine are our Main Match Sponsor for the game?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:44:43
For the first time in 32 years following this club, I'm thinking we need a bigger ground.

So disappointed.  But also impressed.  Bitter/sweet.

More than sheff Utd and charlton L1 playoffs. What do you think the increased support is? More young fans? No Power? Affect of missing games due to COVID?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:46:38
What do you think the increased support is? More young fans? No Power? Affect of missing games due to COVID?
Yes!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:47:28
Yes!
Which one  ;D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: hobnob on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:48:06
Harryís fault, kids love him!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:53:10
Which one  ;D
All the above!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:54:02
Harryís fault, kids love him!
I bet there won't be a bucket hat available for sale in Swindon over the next week!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:54:26
More than sheff Utd and charlton L1 playoffs. What do you think the increased support is? More young fans? No Power? Affect of missing games due to COVID?

I think it's the feelgood factor since Power left. We feel like a club on the up, I guess similar to when Reading got their new ground and suddenly found an extra 10-15k supporters.

Obviously the new sprawling housing estates around Swindon have also brought in new support amongst the younger population.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:54:56
For the first time in 32 years following this club, I'm thinking we need a bigger ground.

So disappointed.  But also impressed.  Bitter/sweet.

The population of the Town has grown rapidly with lots of new families moving into the area.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:58:13
The population of the Town has grown rapidly with lots of new families moving into the area.

I haven't been to Swindon for probably 20 years but its urban sprawl was in full flight then, not sure what has happened now that is any different.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 10:11:03
More than sheff Utd and charlton L1 playoffs. What do you think the increased support is? More young fans? No Power? Affect of missing games due to COVID?

Without doubt the feel good factor has returned, unbelievable support this season.
Definitely noted more families which is really encouraging, the hardcore away following incredible.

Dare I say need a bigger ground.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 10:24:51
Forecast now is for thundery downpours on Sunday. Glad we didn't get the Bank  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 10:31:47
Forecast now is for thundery downpours on Sunday. Glad we didn't get the Bank  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:

PV are just cutting the roof off their away stand ready for Thursday


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 10:32:45
I haven't been to Swindon for probably 20 years but its urban sprawl was in full flight then, not sure what has happened now that is any different.

I guess you would be surprised how heavily populated the Town has become since your last visit and how many new houses have been built which brings in new families etc. Maybe I'm wrong and there is no connection!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 10:33:12
PV are just cutting the roof off their away stand ready for Thursday

 :D Don't give them ideas!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: dalumpimunki on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 10:36:44
Without doubt the feel good factor has returned, unbelievable support this season.
Definitely noted more families which is really encouraging, the hardcore away following incredible.

Dare I say need a bigger ground.

Just as well we're planning to develop it isn't it. Putting a decent stand where the TE is alone should get us to 18k. That would do us For the time being.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 10:39:42
Just as well we're planning to develop it isn't it. Putting a decent stand where the TE is alone should get us to 18k. That would do us For the time being.

Yeah its going to be great, but its going to take a while.

Lets get this ground purchase done


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 11:02:53
At Walsall I noticed a lot more children / families than at previous away games, which is good for the longer term future hopefully.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 11:09:52
The club are being very quiet on the ticket situation. I guess some who queued and didn't get tickets are a little pissed off.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 11:10:36
The club are being very quiet on the ticket situation. I guess some who queued and didn't get tickets are a little pissed off.

Concerning still no update on the away tickets.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 11:13:38
Concerning still no update on the away tickets.

I don't hold much hope of getting one. But if it's season tickets only, I'll happily drive people up to Stoke if someone could get me a ticket  :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 11:14:15
Just as well we're planning to develop it isn't it. Putting a decent stand where the TE is alone should get us to 18k. That would do us For the time being.

Encouraging isnít it regarding the potential of the Club. Next to fully maximise it.
That support at Walsall Saturday was a throwback to the ďgood old days.Ē


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 11:20:12
Honestly, never thought I'd see the day again with Town where getting less than 10k would be seen as a poor attendance but we are probably at that stage now

Sent from my XQ-AD51


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 11:21:27
Concerning still no update on the away tickets.

Annoying.

With the system being less than optimal I'm not surprised they are trying to avoid an overlap.

Doesn't give much time to physically get them though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: pach_uk on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 11:57:49
Bloody typical. Dog sick overnight, so late getting kids to school, therefore late getting to work, so had to run into a meeting that had already started.  Then realised I had left my wallet in the car, by the time meeting finished, got my wallet....ticket sales had closed.  Gutted - have never missed a playoff game before (although I did have to sit in with Gillingham fans many years ago when we had a replay at Selhurst Park).  Fingers crossed there might be a few single seats available, I think I will have to sit hitting refresh on the ticketing website!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 12:02:15
Bloody typical. Dog sick overnight, so late getting kids to school, therefore late getting to work, so had to run into a meeting that had already started.  Then realised I had left my wallet in the car, by the time meeting finished, got my wallet....ticket sales had closed.  Gutted - have never missed a playoff game before (although I did have to sit in with Gillingham fans many years ago when we had a replay at Selhurst Park).  Fingers crossed there might be a few single seats available, I think I will have to sit hitting refresh on the ticketing website!

I feel for those who didn't get a ticket, however I'm sure a few tickets will become available (if you're quick!).

Perhaps the club can quickly stick some seats where the netting is, in the Arkells away corner  ;D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 12:23:54
Perhaps the club can quickly stick some seats where the netting is, in the Arkells away corner  ;D

In hindsight it would have been worth doing this for the Man City game.

The club should probably provide an update on socials, even if it isn't totally sold out and only singles left or whatever that update is. I'm sure there is someone blissfully unaware driving to the club now to try and a get a pair of tickets who will be pretty pissed off when they get there.

Mostly their own fault for not being quicker, but still.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 12:28:19
It is surprising.

In hindsight it would have been worth doing this for the Man City game.

The club should probably provide an update on socials, even if it isn't totally sold out and only singles left or whatever that update is. I'm sure there is someone blissfully unaware driving to the club now to try and a get a pair of tickets who will be pretty pissed off when they get there.

Mostly their own fault for not being quicker, but still.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Tails on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 12:50:31
Annoying.

With the system being less than optimal I'm not surprised they are trying to avoid an overlap.

Doesn't give much time to physically get them though.

At least we're not having to queue from midnight as Vale fans had been doing.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 12:51:56
Still believe a few more could squeeze in the DR.
My ST seats (3) always get moved when TV cameras are in place, due to the gantry.
Always revert back to the seats that are not distributed to general sale as view is not restricted and perfect.
Options to sell tickets with ďrestricted viewĒ would still be taken up by the looks of this demand.

For the record I responded back to the club by email.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Quagmire on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 12:58:07
At least we're not having to queue from midnight as Vale fans had been doing.

Theyíve only been selling tickets in person havenít they? Fuck that.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 13:02:05
I feel for those who didn't get a ticket, however I'm sure a few tickets will become available (if you're quick!).

Perhaps the club can quickly stick some seats where the netting is, in the Arkells away corner  ;D

I suspect that upping capacity by even a few seats would lead to all manner of ball ache paperwork issues.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 13:06:33
I suspect that upping capacity by even a few seats would lead to all manner of ball ache paperwork issues.

That's a fair point.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 13:22:14
Iím sure the club said at the time of the Man City game that they got more for the sponsorship banner over the gap then they would have made selling tickets and that they couldnít actually get hold of any more seats (I struggle to believe that). Personally I would prefer they prioritise fans over a few £k from sponsors where possible so hopefully they will look at that.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 13:23:02
Theyíve only been selling tickets in person havenít they? Fuck that.

It does seem crazy for home tickets in this day and age. For playoff away tickets I have always had to queue up outside. A piece of me is prepared to do the same again- im not sure how they can do it with more season tickets than away tickets.
Im at a wedding this weekend and missing the home match- 1st time iv missed a playoff game.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Super Hans on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 13:33:15
Well i got mine at 1.15 after being number 39 in the phone queue for ages, giving up and racing down to the ground.

Didn't ask how many are left but if anyones thinking of driving down there and checking i'd do it. Think they must have held some back to stop overbooking or something.

Until there's an announcement on Twitter there's still hope i'd say.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 14:28:13
<100 left, mostly singles

(STFC Twitter)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 14:30:08
Going to be available online shortly.
Ha, I'm in that photo  ;D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 14:37:44
Going to be available online shortly

And all gone I think.

Probably worth refreshing to see if anyone cancels/more are loaded.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 14:58:40
Yeah they announced it but nothing actually available on there.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Ardiles on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 15:10:32
They were only going to last seconds, weren't they.

Thanks, 4D, for the heads up.  Work commitments, sadly, meant I was 4Ĺ seconds late.

We've accepted our fate now.  TV in the village pub, and an 800 mile round trip saved.  : )


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 15:17:19
They were only going to last seconds, weren't they.

Thanks, 4D, for the heads up.  Work commitments, sadly, meant I was 4Ĺ seconds late.

We've accepted our fate now.  TV in the village pub, and an 800 mile round trip saved.  : )
Yep me too. Well,300 mile


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 15:35:36
Already heard some absolute mouth breathers complaining about plastics. Had not far off home sell outs a bunch of times this season. Clueless.


Title: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 16:18:47
away tickets on sale 10am tomorrow

https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2022/may/ticket-details-confirmed-for-play-off-semi-final-second-leg/


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Pericardinho on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 16:20:32
I assume I will be ok getting an extra away ticket when they go on general sale?

I have a ST but want to bring somebody else as it's only 1 per holder.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: reeves4england on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 16:28:35
I assume I will be ok getting an extra away ticket when they go on general sale?

I have a ST but want to bring somebody else as it's only 1 per holder.
I assume I will be ok getting an extra away ticket when they go on general sale?

I have a ST but want to bring somebody else as it's only 1 per holder.
Think you should be ok as long as it reaches general sale. Hard to gauge how quickly these will go with it being a Thursday night. Hoping to get one on general sale as itís a local game for me. Weíll see.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 16:29:58
I wonít be going now because of work commitments.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 16:36:23
I assume I will be ok getting an extra away ticket when they go on general sale?

I have a ST but want to bring somebody else as it's only 1 per holder.
Hmm, before seeing tickets fly out today I thought the away match would quite comfortably make general sale given its a Thursday night but Iím not overly confident now!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 16:45:47
Hmm, before seeing tickets fly out today I thought the away match would quite comfortably make general sale given its a Thursday night but Iím not overly confident now!

Not feeling confident I'll get one either  :cry:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 16:52:10
got a single u18 going spare in DRS


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 16:55:23
I assume I will be ok getting an extra away ticket when they go on general sale?

I have a ST but want to bring somebody else as it's only 1 per holder.

Surely you know other season ticket holders? They'll either be going for you to go with or not going and you can borrow their season ticket to buy an extra?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Pericardinho on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 17:00:20
Surely you know other season ticket holders? They'll either be going for you to go with or not going and you can borrow their season ticket to buy an extra?

I'm a bit of a billy no-mates in the Swindon world!



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 17:05:10
I think they'll go on general sale. The allocation is circa half of our season ticket holders. Bound to be a lot of elderly fans and families that really never go away in there. I'm hopeful anyway.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 17:26:11
Bit of luck weíll smash them at home and make the second leg academic. Though itís Swindon Town so anything could happen.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 17:27:10
Some will get to general sale, but see the usual suspects are kicking off about loyalty points and should get priority over season ticket holders. Priority on away game tickets is a well known and advertised benefit of having a season ticket so the club arenít going to end up in breach of contract and just change things for this match are they. Not sure what they were expecting?!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 17:40:56
Some of their fans very confident they'd sell out allocations for both legs today and bit sheepish now.

Away fixture only selling in person and a lot of them queued up at silly o'clock and they didn't even sell out today. Already satisfied the demand for those who desperately wanted a ticket.

Could have had a normal nights sleep lads. Be a bit embarrassing if they don't sell out now after the effort to move us to match our away allocation.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 17:50:28
Looks like weíll have VAR when we reach the final.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 18:08:26
Fucking hope not. Premier League refs can't even use it right yet.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 18:09:56
Looks like weíll have VAR when we reach the final.
Only confirmed for the Championship game at the moment...


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Pookemon on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 18:10:32
Looks like weíll have VAR when we reach the final.

No we won't - championship only.
Let the fans practice how to celebrate or not possibly


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 18:21:58
EFL Communications

Discussions remain ongoing regarding VAR being used in the Sky Bet League One (Saturday 21 May Ė KO 3pm) and League Two (Saturday 28 May Ė KO 4pm) Play-Off Finals.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 18:27:25
got a single u18 going spare in DRS
DM sent mate


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 18:35:26
Be just our luck.

Finally score at new Wembley and go a goal up and its ruled out because some useless cunt who doesn't understand what 'clear and obvious error' means has been doodling dots and lines on a screenshot for 5 minutes and can't work out if its offside or not.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 18:54:51
Interesting that the attendance of fixture v Man Citeh 14753 2300 odd from Citeh and they have the Arkells corner too?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 19:57:12
Interesting that the attendance of fixture v Man Citeh 14753 2300 odd from Citeh and they have the Arkells corner too?

No, they only had the bank. So presuming Vale sell out the attendance should be much the same


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 20:16:20
Quote from: Shrivvy Road
Quote
got a single u18 going spare in DRS
DM sent mate

replied


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: AMayesIng on Friday, May 13, 2022, 07:26:40
Gutted missed out, logged on at 10am (as that was when the club site originally said theyd be on sale) to find all sold out. Great for the club though; so cant complain too much. Should be plenty of tckts for Wembley !


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 13, 2022, 07:28:58
Gutted missed out, logged on at 10am (as that was when the club site originally said theyd be on sale) to find all sold out. Great for the club though; so cant complain too much. Should be plenty of tckts for Wembley !

Keep checking social media, you may get lucky with someone not being able to go.

Watch out for scammers on facebook. The FB group convinced on there was a "parsnip stand" the other day.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, May 13, 2022, 07:32:50
Looks like Vale have around 500 tickets still left for the game at ours.  :no:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, May 13, 2022, 07:44:35
Keep checking social media, you may get lucky with someone not being able to go.

Watch out for scammers on facebook. The FB group convinced on there was a "parsnip stand" the other day.

That would be the Harry Parsnip stand then.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: reeves4england on Friday, May 13, 2022, 07:44:55
Gutted missed out, logged on at 10am (as that was when the club site originally said theyd be on sale) to find all sold out. Great for the club though; so cant complain too much. Should be plenty of tckts for Wembley !
Really? I logged on at 10:03 and bought mine, and there were still maybe 200 left when I checked at 10:15.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: reeves4england on Friday, May 13, 2022, 07:46:07
Looks like Vale have around 500 tickets still left for the game at ours.  :no:
Yes. All the nonsense spouted about ticket sales by fans of both clubs has been embarassing, although it is amusing to see how many Vale fans camped out to get theirs only for them to reach general sale. They'll sell out today no doubt.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, May 13, 2022, 07:48:19
Still a 50/50 chance of Thunderstorms Sunday lunchtime (sorry Vale  :D)

Such an annoying ko time. Sky are showing Spurs v Burney at the same time as our game, so no one will watch it. May as well have made it later in the day.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: AMayesIng on Friday, May 13, 2022, 07:50:10
Really? I logged on at 10:03 and bought mine, and there were still maybe 200 left when I checked at 10:15.

Well OK, might have been a bit after 10, but not much. :-[ (Work commitments) Couldn't even see them as an option on the website when I logged in? Must have just missed them. My own fault, not complaining.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, May 13, 2022, 07:52:11
Still a 50/50 chance of Thunderstorms Sunday lunchtime (sorry Vale  :D)

Such an annoying ko time. Sky are showing Spurs v Burney at the same time as our game, so no one will watch it. May as well have made it later in the day.

My thoughts exactly they could have had it at 4 o'clock only clashing with Everton v Burnley or even had I think at 6.30 after that game had finished.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, May 13, 2022, 07:53:47
Keep checking social media, you may get lucky with someone not being able to go.

Watch out for scammers on facebook. The FB group convinced on there was a "parsnip stand" the other day.

You're thinking of the turnip end.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, May 13, 2022, 07:54:07
Yes. All the nonsense spouted about ticket sales by fans of both clubs has been embarassing, although it is amusing to see how many Vale fans camped out to get theirs only for them to reach general sale. They'll sell out today no doubt.

To be fair it sounds like their ticketing operation has been a bit of a shambles, rather than a lack of demand. No doubt they'll sell out and the ground will be full. 


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: reeves4england on Friday, May 13, 2022, 07:58:18
To be fair it sounds like their ticketing operation has been a bit of a shambles, rather than a lack of demand. No doubt they'll sell out and the ground will be full. 
Oh absolutely, I'm sure they will. Some Vale fans were convinced the away tickets would be sold out to ST holders in hours though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: RedRag on Friday, May 13, 2022, 08:10:12


GNasher
...Such an annoying ko time. Sky are showing Spurs v Burney at the same time as our game, so no one will watch it. May as well have made it later in the day.
My thoughts exactly they could have had it at 4 o'clock only clashing with Everton v Burnley or even had I think at 6.30 after that game had finished.

I could play football for 6 hours straight off as a kid.

Nevertheless, chuck in travel by private jet from London to Liverpool and that schedule starts to look harsh for Burnley.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, May 13, 2022, 08:13:09

GNasher
...Such an annoying ko time. Sky are showing Spurs v Burney at the same time as our game, so no one will watch it. May as well have made it later in the day.
I could play football for 6 hours straight off as a kid.

Nevertheless, chuck in travel by private jet from London to Liverpool and that schedule starts to look harsh for Burnley.

Well spotted but you get the jist😀


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, May 13, 2022, 08:14:36
Well spotted but you get the jist😀

Should proof read thoroughly Jimmy Quinn, ought to know that by now. 😁


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, May 13, 2022, 08:18:11
Should proof read thoroughly Jimmy Quinn, ought to know that by now. 😁

Close tho it still begins with a B😀


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 13, 2022, 08:44:48
Pleased to say the online purchase of away tickets was smooth this time (with properly linked accounts)



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, May 13, 2022, 08:45:23
Just got mine and the other halfís, went through instantly. No complaints this time.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Friday, May 13, 2022, 08:52:13
 :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: COYR


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, May 13, 2022, 08:52:58
Not working for me again.
Canít assign my 2 on network.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Friday, May 13, 2022, 08:54:05
Just got mine and the other halfís, went through instantly. No complaints this time.

Same with me. Feel for others who canít though


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, May 13, 2022, 08:55:18
Ticket for Thursday bought online, worked first time with no problems.
Only had to buy one ticket though, so possibly why itís fine


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: doomster on Friday, May 13, 2022, 08:57:27
Not working for me again.
Canít assign my 2 on network.

I assigned first ticket to a different nested account then bought primary login account ticket last and it was fine.

Give that a try but still one at a time


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: STFC_Gazza on Friday, May 13, 2022, 08:58:32
Not working for me again.
Canít assign my 2 on network.

Strange mine worked ok

Had to book 3 tickets for Season Ticket holders; had to add them one at a time (which was a minor inconvenience), but able to reassign without any issue.

I don't think we're the only club having ticketing issues, all being well the club will get things sorted in the summer



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, May 13, 2022, 09:04:42
Sorted now but strange had to go through a different PC, same password etc.
Never used to be a problem.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, May 13, 2022, 09:30:11
Sorted now but strange had to go through a different PC, same password etc.
Never used to be a problem.

Must be some kind of cookie issue.

Good that you have got it sorted 👍


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Friday, May 13, 2022, 09:32:23
Any idea how many have we sold? Sales not open to 6 game bundles yet.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: reeves4england on Friday, May 13, 2022, 09:36:20
Any idea how many have we sold? Sales not open to 6 game bundles yet.
The tickets are numbered but doesn't look as though they're being sold sequentially so I dobt we'll have any idea until they dell out or the ticket office provide an update at the end of the day. There's no priority for 6 game bundles for the away leg. ST today and tomrrow, GS on Monday.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, May 13, 2022, 09:38:37
I notice Vale fans explaining their failure to sell out their allocation at the CG by saying fans would rather attend the second leg at Vale Park.

Bit of a bummer that when theyíre 5 down!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, May 13, 2022, 09:40:23
If anyone has a multi account and Uncle Cecil isn't going to Burslem, please can you get me an adult away ticket please?! I can drive you up to Stoke and back to Swindon area in exchange and will pay a little extra for the trouble. Thank you.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Milmo on Friday, May 13, 2022, 09:47:08
Ticket office told me today that it goes on sale to 6 game ticket holders tomorrow


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: reeves4england on Friday, May 13, 2022, 09:48:12
Ticket office told me today that it goes on sale to 6 game ticket holders tomorrow
Website says otherwise, so who knows!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, May 13, 2022, 09:55:10
From the Vale forum.

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Alledgedly Mckirdy calling us pigs .
What a crazy thing for a footballer call oppositions players fans and club that .
Hope karma delivers him a nasty lesson in when to speak and when to keep stump and say nothing .
I cannot remember much abuse laid towards him he after all got paid a years salary for doing the grand sum of nothing .
Let's silence him for good
Some of our support wanted him do well he must ask himself this did he want do well because the proofs in the stats .
Another reason win but lets not turn this into Vale v Mckirdy he is just one of there players lets when we get a corner get Mckirdy back in the Swindon box as surely our defenders should tower above him and head a goal (s)for sure .

If the Vale Players use their Intelligence regarding winding him up mentally and physically on Sunday and that Jonathan Williams as well, we might end up playing against 9 men like at Bristol Rovers

I remember Williams on the Sunderland documentary. Big mardarse

We can win both ties. The away pitch is better for flowing football and that plays into our hands.

It would also help the profile of the club if we knew if Robbie was coming to the match. I also think that Jonathon Wilkes's lad was a young player at Swindon, but I don't know if he is still there.

Fair enough shame he never showed what he as for Swindon for Vale .
I'm going the game so I'm there support Vale not hate Mckirdy so you got that wrong ,I think giving him grieve will aid them so constant support of Vale and our players and ignore him ,he never did it for Vale so I have no respect for him whatsoever and I hope over two legs he is on the losing side on aggregate.

Can we beat Swindon? Of course we can. If we want to go up we will be playing better teams week in week out. All the teams should be beatable in the league 2 play offs if we want to go up. When we lost to Swindon last time out we had 10 men so hopefully this time we keep our discipline.

they are looking at it because we take crap followings there but thats more an incitement of what a dire away trip it is! Expensive, nearly always get beat, meh town, not easy to get to and we've played there most seasons.
We take about 3 times what we take to them as we do to their local rivals (Oxford).

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Big club mentality
Their history is terrible
Up,down,admin twice,chairman given prison sentences. Illegal payments to players.
Three point deduction suspended cos they didn't pay their players in June
Here's a bit of history...first Premier league club to be relegated to the bottom dividion
They are as corrupt as they come
Arrogance beyond belief
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To be fair, we've done all of that as well, bar having a chairman banged up. If Miller had stayed, we'd probably have got a full house in time
Irony alert.
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But we aren't belittling other teams like rival fans do
I can't remember illegal payments to players or having point deductions  suspended for not paying players?
I've always "known my place" as a Vale fan!

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We did get kicked out of the league in 1967

We were kicked out of the league for illegal payments to players.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, May 13, 2022, 10:02:00
Also.
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I think the reason so many people are going to the return leg is that it is the last home game of the season. Plus there is so much at stake.

I didn't realise that Swindles manager has so little experience. He managed in India,then won 6 out of 33 at Bristol. Let's see how he copes with the pressure of a PO semi final.

Why havent we sold out 2200 away tickets for a playoff semi final? Its a bit embarrasing when we call ourselves one of the 'bigger' clubs in the league. Or do you think people expected not to be able to get a ticket because of the demand and so havent bothered?

All you fans moaning about a loyalty scheme. We don't need one. Can't even sell out a playoff semi final. Embarassing. Not as big as we think.

We sold 1,700 for Swindon on the first day, to season ticket holders only. That's more than I thought we'd take in total for an early kick off on the telly. It's also more than I thought the ticket office could physically sell in a day, must have been a big take up from all the bloody super fans before they went on sale...

I now predict that Swindon away will sell out on Saturday when your average chap can get down there, unless they are closed which wouldn't surprise me.

Does anyone know if there is a significant queue at the ticket office currently with 500 away tickets still being available?

Iíve just driven past Vale and there was a very small queue - 15 a 20?  Anyone who wants a ticket should get one.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, May 13, 2022, 10:05:49
Isnít it right for fans to have a Ďbig clubí mentality? Well, bigger than L2 for sure. Itís that mentality that takes 3,500 to Walsall and sustains a large increase in attendance despite getting relegated.

Iíve got nothing agin Vale - I quite like the club - but espousing all this historic nonsense is pointless. No club has much control over who rocks up to own it from time to time.

At this moment in time we are undoubtedly the most transparent club in the land.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Super Hans on Friday, May 13, 2022, 10:11:35
First play off appearance in 30 odd years getting to them. Pre match nerve comments. Arses falling out!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, May 13, 2022, 10:15:12
I'm relaxed about it, nothing to lose. We are building and weren't necessarily ready to go up this year.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, May 13, 2022, 10:19:19
First play off appearance in 30 odd years getting to them. Pre match nerve comments. Arses falling out!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nR0lOtdvqyg


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, May 13, 2022, 10:22:09
Ticket secured for Vale away. A comfortable lead secured on Sunday to make it a relaxing journey there and back would be lovely! :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Friday, May 13, 2022, 10:29:49
I notice Vale fans explaining their failure to sell out their allocation at the CG by saying fans would rather attend the second leg at Vale Park.

Bit of a bummer that when theyíre 5 down!

They were all 100% convinced it would sell out in hours and not make general sale. So much they camped outside to get tickets.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Friday, May 13, 2022, 10:42:00
I'd be a bit pissed off if we didn't have a big club mentality in league fucking two.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Munichred on Friday, May 13, 2022, 10:46:57
Also from One Vale Fan Forum:

 I really like McKirdy.

Excellent footballer (his record this year is a joke), doesn't take himself very seriously, adds a bit of needle to every game he plays in. He livens up the barren and bleak league we play in.

He may say cheeky things on Instagram and shush Vale fans when he scores, but I've never understood why people lose their heads so much. If it's one of our players, it's all 'yeah! what a great windup! rent-free!', but as soon as a player so much as glances at the Railway after scoring it's bedlam.

It didn't work for McKirdy with us but by all accounts he's fairly complimentary of the Vale; believe he was pictured with Rudge at the EFL awards. In hindsight I'd have loved to keep him but Clarke is much more of a 'system > individuals' style who seems to favour workrate and discipline over mavericks (McKirdy, Monty, and Manny all left within months of his arrival).

Honestly wish there were more footballers like him. Far more entertaining than lads who refuse to celebrate because they played 4 games for a club on loan 6 years ago, and just tweet 'great win, fans were class' every week.

I'd argue the one thing you don't want to do when you play him is boo him/give him stick. He loves it; thrives off it. It's like a stimulant for him. For all the silly boos he got in the home game, he wound Lucas up into effectively ending his EFL career and then got three assists. Best approach would be to ignore him but football fans have the emotional capacity of a toddler when it comes to opposition grown men shushing them. 


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 13, 2022, 11:02:15
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They are looking at it because we take crap followings there but thats more an incitement of what a dire away trip it is! Expensive, nearly always get beat, meh town, not easy to get to and we've played there most seasons.

2 motorways and a dual carriageway. And.. its the fucking playoffs.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, May 13, 2022, 11:29:36
2 motorways and a dual carriageway. And.. its the fucking playoffs.
I think they mean they cant navigate the Magic Roundabout, no other reason as getting to the County Ground is a piece of piss as they say.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: doomster on Friday, May 13, 2022, 11:44:16
Away ticket numbers look sequential was offered 1024 us just under half sold this far


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, May 13, 2022, 11:48:55
Well if the Man City game is anything to go by (14,743) which was a total sell out then we will have sold about 12,660 home tickets, that leaves the 2,200 on the Bank which they have currently sold only 1,700 of but expect to sell a few more (not sure I can them selling too many more though).


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, May 13, 2022, 12:01:53
"not easy to get to and we've played there most seasons."

Getting to the Wembley of the North by public transport involves train (ok, fairly straightforward) then two bus journeys taking in three different towns.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, May 13, 2022, 12:46:28
Two tickets available in the Arkells guys. Be quick.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, May 13, 2022, 12:51:35
1 left


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, May 13, 2022, 12:57:37
1 left

And gone.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DerbyRed on Friday, May 13, 2022, 14:09:35
Just spoke to one of the girls in the ticket office and she said there are only about 300 away tickets left - so don't think they'll make it to general sale.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Friday, May 13, 2022, 14:28:06
Feel a bit bad about this but between my dad and my uncle's season tickets both my dad and I will be going to both legs, my uncle was never intending to go the away leg so used his ST for me.  I'd be at 90% of games, there or there abouts, if I still lived in England though.

Watched all but 2 games, work commitments scuppered those 2, managed to get to 3 games in October/November so saw us lose to Bradford but also saw the brilliant win away at Crewe as well as the win at Oldham.

Absolutely buzzing going into these ties, feeling confident but not wanting to put too much pressure on what has been a fantastic effort.

Let's do this!!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 13, 2022, 15:02:23
no need to feel bad Tom. Any of us would do what it takes to get to a game


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Friday, May 13, 2022, 15:11:03
I've been to loads this season but hardly any registered as had my fair share of sponsors tickets and the like. No 6 gamer or season ticket.

Managed to rely on season ticket holders for both games. Do what you gotta do.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: pach_uk on Friday, May 13, 2022, 15:32:01
I must have hit refresh 100 times today on the ticket website in a vague hope of a ticket becoming available for Sunday.  A couple of times they had shown, but someone else had got ahead of me and had them on hold.  And then like magic, a seat appeared as available - ok, so just about the worst in the stadium, but who cares, I'm going on Sunday.  To anyone still after a ticket, bookmark that site and don't give up!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 13, 2022, 15:37:06
Brilliant pach, let's hope it's a good one


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Friday, May 13, 2022, 15:51:16
I must have hit refresh 100 times today on the ticket website in a vague hope of a ticket becoming available for Sunday.  A couple of times they had shown, but someone else had got ahead of me and had them on hold.  And then like magic, a seat appeared as available - ok, so just about the worst in the stadium, but who cares, I'm going on Sunday.  To anyone still after a ticket, bookmark that site and don't give up!

Its a good point because they did refunds too people that bought too many in error but I think its limited to 24 hours. You may have been the last to have success.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, May 13, 2022, 16:16:25
no need to feel bad Tom. Any of us would do what it takes to get to a game
100% this.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: AMayesIng on Friday, May 13, 2022, 16:47:57
100% this.
100% Agree. Sell out is great for the club. ST holders deserve first dibs, beyond that luck of the draw. Sing a song for me!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: AldbourneRed on Friday, May 13, 2022, 17:44:32
In my excitement I bought a couple of tickets for me and the boy to attend the home game on Sunday, only to remember we've got a family event on the same day  :doh:

So, I've got an adult ticket and an under 11s ticket going spare in the DRS, if anyone wants them for face value DM me


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, May 13, 2022, 18:48:12
Mixed emotions about both games from excitement to feeling nervous.
Itís been a long season but so enjoyable and memorable.

Genuinely gutted for those fans missing out that wanted to go but couldnít get a ticket.
Some offers of help, like Aldbourne Red above, decent touch.

Not much better in life than following the Town.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Friday, May 13, 2022, 19:03:21
How scarce tickets are for the Away game, and even fans wanting a home ticket.. I hope will fuel fans to convert into Season Ticket holders next season just to get the priority access to the big gamesÖ Itís sad though that fans who want to be there each week and canít due to work or life commitments will ultimately miss outÖ

I think the only option is to redevelop the CG into a 25,000 capacity stadium!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Friday, May 13, 2022, 19:22:40
next seasons play off tickets will be easier for everyone as the stadiums are larger


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: jimbob on Friday, May 13, 2022, 19:23:38
In my excitement I bought a couple of tickets for me and the boy to attend the home game on Sunday, only to remember we've got a family event on the same day  :doh:

So, I've got an adult ticket and an under 11s ticket going spare in the DRS, if anyone wants them for face value DM me

DM sent


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, May 13, 2022, 19:26:59
A good insight

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jaUqaTeTDsI&t=1019s


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Friday, May 13, 2022, 19:29:47
Only been at the hotel 5 minutes.
Central bar we walked past appears to have no tv WTF
ÖbutÖI have a Sky Sports subscription so guess worst case I can watch it on my phone via the hotel WiFi (I hope)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, May 13, 2022, 19:32:06
No TV😡😡😡😡😡


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: AldbourneRed on Friday, May 13, 2022, 20:15:24
So, I've got an adult ticket and an under 11s ticket going spare in the DRS, if anyone wants them for face value DM me

Still available if anyone wants them


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ferret on Friday, May 13, 2022, 21:24:33
Iíve got an adult ticket going in the DRS for face value - if anyone is interested, DM me 👍


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Friday, May 13, 2022, 21:42:50
Only been at the hotel 5 minutes.
Central bar we walked past appears to have no tv WTF
ÖbutÖI have a Sky Sports subscription so guess worst case I can watch it on my phone via the hotel WiFi (I hope)

depends where you are! I needed to use vpn whilst abroad to be able to watch sky/bt sport etc.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 04:42:02
From Theonevalefan forum which did make me smile.

Iíd absolutely settle for a tight game and their fans arenít that noisy and even a draw and the Vale Park roar take us onto a Wembley final UTV.

Not that noisy? Really?, should have been at Walsall last week and a few other games recently. Oh sure most games mid season can be quieter than others but games that Ďmatterí? With a full house mwahhh ha ha ha.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 05:36:12
From a Darren Dudziac on Swindon Town Football Club Supporters Group (FB)

Buzzing for Sunday. Iíll be there tomorrow rolling the pitch and sticking up the goals with Marcus & Alex. Hawkeye cameras have been installed 👍COYR🔴⚪️🔴⚪️🔴


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 06:35:24
depends where you are! I needed to use vpn whilst abroad to be able to watch sky/bt sport etc.

Seems like a his will be the case


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 06:39:55
I still canít watch any Sky video content even using a VPN.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: cdakev on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 06:46:04
Just looked at the weather forecast and it's going to rain tomorrow morning, going to be wet on the bank  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:. That will dampen their spirits. COYR


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 07:18:06
Seems like a his will be the case
Where in Tenerife are you. I weirdly have a list of bars and hotels with sky sports


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 07:27:04
Where in Tenerife are you. I weirdly have a list of bars and hotels with sky sports

Hotel is Landmar Costa Los Gigantes


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 09:53:50
Ticket for the away game arrived in the post this morning, thatís bloody good going


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 09:55:02
Exceptional service :clap:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 09:57:53
Same, mine was with me this morning. Credit where credits due.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10:41:39
depends where you are! I needed to use vpn whilst abroad to be able to watch sky/bt sport etc.

Anyone know how to do this? Cant seem to access Sky Sports from the UK


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Honkytonk on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10:46:25
Due to the wife being ill I have 1x adult ticket for tomorrow available at face price, downside is you've got to sit next to me the whole game.

First come first served!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10:56:13
Anyone know how to do this? Cant seem to access Sky Sports from the UK

How much data are you allowed to use abroad?  Can you maybe spend a fiver to unlock data for a day, obviously I've no idea of your mobile plan?  If you turn off location on your phone you can use the sky sports app to watch as your ip address will be a UK one through data.  I'm assuming you've not taken a tablet or a laptop as you only mentioned your phone?

If you've not got good data or signal out there and need WiFi then you'll need a vpn such as Nord or Surfshark for example, may still need to turn off location too mind.

If all else fails https://www.vipbox.lc/football-live# is a very good streaming service I've found, not tried it on a phone though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: molepar on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10:58:11
Is there the option to pay through iFollow? I will be in Ireland for a wedding on the day of the league 2 play off final and depending on who makes it may be keen to keep half an eye on things  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 11:07:47
Is there the option to pay through iFollow? I will be in Ireland for a wedding on the day of the league 2 play off final and depending on who makes it may be keen to keep half an eye on things  ;)
You can only listen on ifollow as when a game is on Sky they dont permit ifollow to cover the game too.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: HorlocksLegs on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 11:08:15
Anyone know how to do this? Cant seem to access Sky Sports from the UK

I would try a different UK server if possible - A lot of streaming sites have IP blocked a lot of the larger VPNs.

If that fails you could try a free VPN like ProtonVPN


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 11:13:58
Got it sorted now. Have the name of local bar and I have set up VPN. Oddly I canít watch live tv via yhe sky sports app but can watch sky sports on the sky go app.

Thanks for all the help / suggestions.
It better not be a total let down of a game now


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 11:34:05
What silly posters they are on the Vale forum.

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Massive Swindle selling away tickets this morning(couldnít sell all the tickets yesterday)

Our tickets havent even made general sale yet and we are nearly sold out, yet they have had their on general sale for 3 days and still havent got near selling out despite several on their forum saying they would sell out double the amount they got.

What funny people.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 11:35:40
What silly posters they are on the Vale forum.

Our tickets havent even made general sale yet and we are nearly sold out, yet they have had their on general sale for 3 days and still havent got near selling out despite several on their forum saying they would sell out double the amount they got.

What funny people.


To be fair they are just saying what our lot have been saying online. It's silly


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TownEnder on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 11:40:40
Got it sorted now. Have the name of local bar and I have set up VPN. Oddly I canít watch live tv via yhe sky sports app but can watch sky sports on the sky go app.

Thanks for all the help / suggestions.
It better not be a total let down of a game now
But ....    This is the Swindon we all love and know.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 11:41:04
A few more posts some make fair points, but not all.

Quote
Been to Swindon once before for a Saturday 3pm. Not the easiest trip and not exactly a glamorous one, Man City away it definitely isnít, was very expensive (relative to other away days) and we donít have a fantastic record there. I think selling c.2,000 for a Sunday midday on Sky is not a bad effort at all tbh, especially given some of the away trips weíve had recently with big followings at Hartlepool, Walsall (ok only down the road), Salford (ditto) and Exeter.

Have no idea which PV (or Swindle for that matter) will turn up tomorrow, I just really hope weíve learned the lessons from the home game when we were run ragged 1st half even before the sending off. The midfield is a bit of a concern though.

No doubt this is the more important game , but not as desirable to attend in person for some.

Itís on a Sunday , on sky , 12 kick off , no direct train , not a good night out after , these are things fans I guess take into consideration when travelling away.

I donít blame anyone who puts feeding their family ahead of going the game.

Is it me or has there been around 500 tickets avaliable for like 3 days. A mystery. Thought we'd sell these out in hours. Obs we ain't as big as we think and definitely don't need a loyalty scheme. Surprised they even made it too general sale and with an hour to go they still are.

We really should be selling out, we can dress it up as much as we like.

I think youíre missing the point.  Quite simply some fans arenít going because itís easy not to due to TV coverage.  Simple as that.

We may well sell out but if not over 2000 and close to a sell out is superb considering its on the telly, is an open end with no roof and therefore no atmosphere, you'll get soaked, is in bloody Swindon, is an early kick off on a Sunday, and is just generally going to be a crap experience. We have the bigger game on Thursday at home that everyone is paying to go to so, unless you're a bit barmy, the majority will be watching this one on the box. I'm one of them. To be honest you won't get me going to Swindon away ever again, not even if my life depended on it, I'd throw the towel in - never again.

Why is everyone banging on about a cost of living crisis? Cost of living is lower in Stoke on Trent than almost anywhere in the country. That's not the reason people aren't going. It's geography, the time, and the fact that half these "poor" people you refer to pay hundreds every year on sky sports.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 11:54:21
They keep harping on about averaging nearly as many away fans as us this season.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 11:55:35
They keep harping on about averaging nearly as many away fans as us this season.
Again.. They are replying to some really childish ticket shit from our lot all over twitter


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 11:56:46
Again.. They are replying to some really childish ticket shit from our lot all over twitter

Ah right I didn't t know the kids were playing elsewhere


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 12:01:11
Oddly I canít watch live tv via yhe sky sports app but can watch sky sports on the sky go app.

Ha, on my data with location turned off I'm the exact opposite in France.  Glad you're sorted though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 12:10:29
Again.. They are replying to some really childish ticket shit from our lot all over twitter
This all kicked off from them moaning about a small allocation before ticket details had even been announced. Their fans then kicked off that we only gave them 2,200 when they would easily have sold the full 3,300. As it transpires even 2,200 was optimistic and was obvious to anyone given the kick off time and day of the week that they would struggle to shift that number of tickets. Vale fans have walked into this and deserve a bit of baiting as you canít moan about an allocation and then not sell what you have been given.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 12:12:42
Ref tomorrow : Ross Joyce. Not a name I remember, which is good.

there will also be goal line technology in use


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 12:17:53
Ref tomorrow : Ross Joyce. Not a name I remember, which is good.

there will also be goal line technology in use
He reffed our home game with Bradford the 3-1 defeat earlier in the season.

He has dished out 92 yellows and 7 reds in his 29 games this season in all leagues. An average of 22 fouls given per game and 3 pens.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 12:19:33
Ref tomorrow : Ross Joyce. Not a name I remember, which is good.

there will also be goal line technology in use
No issue with goal line tech, itís instant and should be in place at all grounds anyway.

VAR in the final however if we get there, no thanks. The players have no experience playing in matches where it is used so canít just be used in the biggest game of the season. It does impact the flow and dynamic of the game and would likely cause more issue than it would solve.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 12:27:37
VAR is wank, agreed


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 13:20:12
A few more posts some make fair points, but not all.


I get their points that itís a shitty time & day & on TV

Still the play offs though & it canít be any more than 120 miles. Which isnít exactly an insurmountable distance to travel on a Sunday. Up at half 7 on the road for 8 and youíd be here by half 10 ish.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Honkytonk on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 14:06:56
Due to the wife being ill I have 1x adult ticket for tomorrow available at face price, downside is you've got to sit next to me the whole game.

First come first served!

Bumping this as I think it's got lost amongst the away game chatter


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 14:18:39
I get their points that itís a shitty time & day & on TV

Still the play offs though & it canít be any more than 120 miles. Which isnít exactly an insurmountable distance to travel on a Sunday. Up at half 7 on the road for 8 and youíd be here by half 10 ish.

Google says 104 miles so not that far on a quiet Sunday morning


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 14:40:17
123 miles from Vale Park to CG.
Could be less than 2 hrs fairly early on a Sunday morning.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: mexico red on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 14:55:25
Feel a bit bad about this but between my dad and my uncle's season tickets both my dad and I will be going to both legs, my uncle was never intending to go the away leg so used his ST for me.  I'd be at 90% of games, there or there abouts, if I still lived in England though.

Watched all but 2 games, work commitments scuppered those 2, managed to get to 3 games in October/November so saw us lose to Bradford but also saw the brilliant win away at Crewe as well as the win at Oldham.

Absolutely buzzing going into these ties, feeling confident but not wanting to put too much pressure on what has been a fantastic effort.

Let's do this!!!

You utter cunt


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 15:01:18
I get their points that itís a shitty time & day & on TV

Still the play offs though & it canít be any more than 120 miles. Which isnít exactly an insurmountable distance to travel on a Sunday. Up at half 7 on the road for 8 and youíd be here by half 10 ish.
Surely easier for them than us on a Thursday night. Would definitely have gone had the first leg had it been at their place, 12.00 on a Sunday,  plenty of time to get home at a sensible hour., yet they still moan.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 15:03:51
You utter cunt
Say what you feel,   Dont sit on the fence.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 15:06:10
Surely easier for them than us on a Thursday night. Would definitely have gone had the first leg had it been at their place, 12.00 on a Sunday,  plenty of time to get home at a sensible hour., yet they still moan.
They would have only needed the 1200 in the Arkells if the situation was reversed.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 15:06:15
Surely easier for them than us on a Thursday night. Would definitely have gone had the first leg had it been at their place, 12.00 on a Sunday,  plenty of time to get home at a sensible hour., yet they still moan.

Iím no expert on trainsÖbut Iíd have definitely said a Thursday night fixture travel wise is more of pain in the backside than a Sunday afternoon oneÖ


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 15:07:13
Surely easier for them than us on a Thursday night. Would definitely have gone had the first leg had it been at their place, 12.00 on a Sunday,  plenty of time to get home at a sensible hour., yet they still moan.

Wait till they find out about the portaloos!  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 15:08:01
He reffed our home game with Bradford the 3-1 defeat earlier in the season.

He has dished out 92 yellows and 7 reds in his 29 games this season in all leagues. An average of 22 fouls given per game and 3 pens.
That's McKirdy, Reed, Williams and Iandolo screwed then!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 15:30:22
Again.. They are replying to some really childish ticket shit from our lot all over twitter

Most of them are grown men and need to give themselves a shake.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 15:44:09
Google says 104 miles so not that far on a quiet Sunday morning

120 mile round trip every home game for me, donít understand why they make excuses.

As for football songs Jimmy, this is the best ever.
Having sung this on a bar table in a swap for Hibs fans singing Wise Men say, worth it.
Never got bored of this.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LeHkQYDoVJ0


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 15:56:56
120 mile round trip every home game for me, donít understand why they make excuses.

As for football songs Jimmy, this is the best ever.
Having sung this on a bar table in a swap for Hibs fans singing Wise Men say, worth it.
Never got bored of this.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LeHkQYDoVJ0

It's hard to disagree Dukey shame there aren't any union Jacks on display😀


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 16:07:46
You utter cunt

:kiss:  :girlgiggle:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 16:16:25
Anyone know how to do this? Cant seem to access Sky Sports from the UK

In a similar situation although I'm in Brazil and not on the ESPN schedule out here, might have to risk a dodgy link if I can't find a legit way to watch with a Sky Sports Day Pass on a VPN...


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 16:20:59
In a similar situation although I'm in Brazil and not on the ESPN schedule out here, might have to risk a dodgy link if I can't find a legit way to watch with a Sky Sports Day Pass on a VPN...

As I mentioned. Sky Sports app wonít work even with a UK IP. Sky Go appears to be fine. Why? Couldnít tell you.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 16:24:48
As I mentioned. Sky Sports app wonít work even with a UK IP. Sky Go appears to be fine. Why? Couldnít tell you.

They have invested so much money into licencing protections. it's counterproductive in a lot of ways but knowing how tech products get built, I'm not surprised in the slightest at the inconsistencies! Hope it works for you dude!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: donkey on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 17:22:30
At a wedding today and the bride came down to Can't Help Falling in Love. Tis a sign, I tell thee.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 17:26:08
Quote from: donkey
At a wedding today and the bride came down to Can't Help Falling in Love. Tis a sign, I tell thee.

how much did you want to add in "Swindon" ?!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: molepar on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 17:33:25
So if I am in Ireland and happen to be interested in a certain League 2 match for whatever reasonÖwill sky go work?!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: donkey on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 17:35:27
how much did you want to add in "Swindon"?!!

 :D

I managed to control myself...just.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 18:34:38
120 mile round trip every home game for me, donít understand why they make excuses.

As for football songs Jimmy, this is the best ever.
Having sung this on a bar table in a swap for Hibs fans singing Wise Men say, worth it.
Never got bored of this.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LeHkQYDoVJ0

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Agree.
Followed Rangers in Europe for one season as an experience.
Watched them away at Dortmund a great few days.🍺


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 18:36:13
Watching Mansfield v Northampton here.
Two contrasting styles.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 18:44:55
Watching Mansfield v Northampton here.
Two contrasting styles.

Stags off to a flyer.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 18:56:21
Is that James Perch who had a habit of scoring own goals for us when he played for Forest?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 19:01:12
2-0 Mansfield after 32 mins


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 19:10:42
I'm kind of conflicted here, the Cobbs are my local team so always want them to do well but never better than us so would ordinarily be supporting them but, without jumping the gun, I think their style would be more problematic for us, given their set piece threat, were we to reach the final.  Think the best advert for L2 would be us vs. Mansfield too.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 19:21:59
I'm kind of conflicted here, the Cobbs are my local team so always want them to do well but never better than us so would ordinarily be supporting them but, without jumping the gun, I think their style would be more problematic for us, given their set piece threat, were we to reach the final.  Think the best advert for L2 would be us vs. Mansfield too.
Always difficult to tell. Playoffs are generally nervy affairs. I'm worried that if we go hell for leather from the off, we may leave our self open to a suckerpunch or may burn ourselves out.

I not thinking beyond that.

Northampton have been doing the slow build up, but don't look threatening in the box, except for set pieces, that Mansfield have smothered. Mansfield have been quick and dynamic in attack. Kiki has helped them with poor defending though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 19:31:54
Always difficult to tell. Playoffs are generally nervy affairs. I'm worried that if we go hell for leather from the off, we may leave our self open to a suckerpunch or may burn ourselves out.

I not thinking beyond that.

Northampton have been doing the slow build up, but don't look threatening in the box, except for set pieces, that Mansfield have smothered. Mansfield have been quick and dynamic in attack. Kiki has helped them with poor defending though.

Think the Cobblers have been poor so far.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 19:40:48
Think the Cobblers have been poor so far.

My Mate travels home and away every game.
He was worried after last Saturday that they would be deflated after the circumstances.

Mansfield looked decent against us.
All about us now.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 19:47:44
Koiki makes up for being at fault for 2 goals by scoring. 2-1


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 20:05:02
From Mansfield's Official Twitter feed: 

"This evening's attendance at One Call Stadium is 7,469 (1,221 away).

👏Thank you for your magnificent support, #Stags!"

 :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 20:11:30
They had more than against us when we clinched the championship at Field Mill back in 1986😀 8,416


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 20:23:11
From Mansfield's Official Twitter feed: 

"This evening's attendance at One Call Stadium is 7,469 (1,221 away).

👏Thank you for your magnificent support, #Stags!"

 :)

Our lowest home gate this season was on New Year's day against Crawley, 7306, only one other below 8000 (source - https://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/swindon-town/attendances) so that is poor, about 1500 short of capacity,


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 20:37:45
Our lowest home gate this season was on New Year's day against Crawley, 7306, only one other below 8000 (source - https://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/swindon-town/attendances) so that is poor, about 1500 short of capacity,
New Yearís Day we beat Northampton 5-2, Crawley was sometime in Feb.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 20:38:54
Oh yeah, miss read it, 1st of Feb...


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 20:43:47
I now remember I had the game on in the bar and only two friends, who are not at all into football, sat at the bar wondering what the hell was going on as I was bouncing all over the place when we took the Cobbs to task that day.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Honkytonk on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 21:51:03
Due to the wife being ill I have 1x adult ticket for tomorrow available at face price, downside is you've got to sit next to me the whole game.

First come first served!

Bumpy bump, don't want someone to miss the game if they can make it


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Super Hans on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 04:54:49
Come on then Swindon.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 05:02:13
Morning, TEFers. Iím chillaxed today. Nae bother re the game.

Beach, swim, lunch, crack open a bottle and watch the boys dismantle Vale.

The winner of this semi gets promoted.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 06:18:32
Need to back the lads vocally throughout, particularly the Town End.
Less nervous this Morning, nothing like Walsall ⚽️


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 06:20:05
This is it,  shit or bust,  letís do it,  get out there all guns blazing,  perfect finish to the season we all thought Ďmight not beí.   COYR COYR


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 06:22:17
Morning, TEFers. Iím chillaxed today. Nae bother re the game.

Beach, swim, lunch, crack open a bottle and watch the boys dismantle Vale.

The winner of this semi gets promoted.

Spank them today and weíll all have a semi, even our female supporters.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: jimbob on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 06:32:49
Donít you know pump it up, the reds are going up!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 06:36:20
Morning Town fans. I'm pretty nervous this morning, might go for a long run to chew up some time before kick off.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 06:36:55
Donít you know pump it up, the reds are going up!

Stags v Cobblers attendance figures

7,469 (1,221 away supporters)

 :girlgiggle: :clap: :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 06:41:40
Neither side sold out. Strange for such a game.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 07:09:51
Ticket talk over now hopefully, time for the players to show what they can do. Unfortunately I think we'll freeze and Vale will bully us today. 0-2 (this tactic of pre-game prediction has held us in good steady over the end of the season so I can't stop now!)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 07:30:38
Donít you know pump it up, the reds are going up!
'Ive been on tenderhooks, ending in dirty looks. Listening to the muzak, thinking 'bout, this and that. She said that's that, I don't wanna chitter-chat. Turn it down a little bit or turn it down flat!'


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: cdakev on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 07:38:03
Morning TEFERS, taxi booked for 91.5, in Sir Dan's for 9.30. COYR


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: cdakev on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 07:50:48
Let's get behind the boy's and make plenty of noise !


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: kaufman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 07:54:38
I've only just realised David Flitcroft appears to be the DOF at Vale.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 07:56:14
Quote from: Nomoreheroes
'Ive been on tenderhooks, ending in dirty looks. Listening to the muzak, thinking 'bout, this and that. She said that's that, I don't wanna chitter-chat. Turn it down a little bit or turn it down flat!'

*tenterhooks.

bloody musicians


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Honkytonk on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 08:05:46
Sat a maccies in Somerset having breakfast.

Thinking about the last playoff games and what a rollercoaster they were against Sheffield. One of those matches you sit and think to yourself "I'm so glad I was there", even after the nightmare that was the Wembley game.

Fingers crossed today is a bit more pedestrian, but from where we are about a month before the season started I'm amazed and proud of the club for getting here. From a club barely hanging on to a team of a bunch of cast offs, labelled has beens, careers ruined by injury or marred by never living up to expectations.

Been a rocky road but Garner and the backroom staff deserve credit for recognising the slips and fixing them in enough time for us to get to this point.

We still have a club, and we have a chance of taking it back up to where we really should be

COYR

(I still have tha ticket available, at this rate I'm happy to give it away if it means someone else can come along)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 08:13:08
The play offs are nerve wracking.
The anticipation before the first game then the fretting before the 2nd leg.
Ales at 9am are very much required today.

A high noon kick off might inspire the collective inner Gary Cooper but they aren't normally conducive to a good atmosphere.
Suspect that that won't be the case today.

Looking at the positives, the team are on form & playing at a high tempo & they have the momentum and the backing of a committed crowd.
I see a starting lineup that are all capable of scoring a goal or providing an assist.
No idea if Vale fans feel the same about their side.

The play off games have all been tight in terms of scoreline so far & historically one sided drubbings are very rare...

We weren't supposed to be here so no pressure & the lads deserve our very best efforts today.





Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 08:18:49
Sat a maccies in Somerset having breakfast.

Thinking about the last playoff games and what a rollercoaster they were against Sheffield. One of those matches you sit and think to yourself "I'm so glad I was there", even after the nightmare that was the Wembley game.

Fingers crossed today is a bit more pedestrian, but from where we are about a month before the season started I'm amazed and proud of the club for getting here. From a club barely hanging on to a team of a bunch of cast offs, labelled has beens, careers ruined by injury or marred by never living up to expectations.

Been a rocky road but Garner and the backroom staff deserve credit for recognising the slips and fixing them in enough time for us to get to this point.

We still have a club, and we have a chance of taking it back up to where we really should be

COYR

(I still have tha ticket available, at this rate I'm happy to give it away if it means someone else can come along)

Try the STFC FB pages.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: AMayesIng on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 08:21:56
Buzzing for this. Managed to get a ticket (via TEF member!). Great memories of Playoffs (Charlton A, Sheff Utd H, Old Wembley x2) and less great (Brighton H&A, New Wembley x 2) but whatever happens they are games you remember for life; so soak it all up guys! The club and team have done fantastically well to get here! COYRs


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Qunk on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 08:31:30
Canít fucking wait for today. Off for brekkie and a naughty pint. Feeling confident we are going to put in a good performance and itís not beyond the realms of possibility that we take a healthy lead to theirs. 3-0


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 08:50:09
Morning Town fans. I'm pretty nervous this morning, might go for a long run to chew up some time before kick off.

I prefer to visit the toilet nervous poo seems to help. Each to their own

Come on Town


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Red Frog on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 09:07:06
Well this morning's dragging so slowly I'm bloody glad it isn't a 3pm ko. Off to the pub for brunch and the hope they don't renege on a promise to put a screen on for me and the boy.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 70s townender on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 09:13:52
Woke up today in sunny bridlington and feeling  it.booked my hotel for Wembley, bet is on  Payne to score anytime(curtesy  of a pen)  and 4-0 win=150/1  so wkend paid for after today.I know its only halftime but a 4 goal cushion  to take to theirs should be enough. Everyone going today have a great day,and let's hear the townend at its best."WE ARE SWINDON""WE ARE GOING AS WARRIORS ".


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 09:16:46
Woke up today in sunny bridlington and feeling  it.booked my hotel for Wembley, bet is on  Payne to score anytime(curtesy  of a pen)  and 4-0 win=150/1  so wkend paid for after today.I know its only halftime but a 4 goal cushion  to take to theirs should be enough. Everyone going today have a great day,and let's hear the townend at its best."WE ARE SWINDON""WE ARE GOING AS WARRIORS ".

Christ that's a brave call. I felt like I was jinxing it looking up flights!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 09:17:04
Sat a maccies in Somerset having breakfast.

Thinking about the last playoff games and what a rollercoaster they were against Sheffield. One of those matches you sit and think to yourself "I'm so glad I was there", even after the nightmare that was the Wembley game.

Fingers crossed today is a bit more pedestrian, but from where we are about a month before the season started I'm amazed and proud of the club for getting here. From a club barely hanging on to a team of a bunch of cast offs, labelled has beens, careers ruined by injury or marred by never living up to expectations.

Been a rocky road but Garner and the backroom staff deserve credit for recognising the slips and fixing them in enough time for us to get to this point.

We still have a club, and we have a chance of taking it back up to where we really should be

COYR

(I still have tha ticket available, at this rate I'm happy to give it away if it means someone else can come along)
If I had known you were still in Somerset (Glasto wasnt it?) I would have taken you up on the offer but I thought you moved closer to Swindon.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 09:19:44
Weirdly not nervous at all for this, probably partly as we know we can beat anyone on our day but also we could just as easily lose.

But the main reason I think is that its not finalised today so win, lose or draw and its still wide open for Tursday which will be a very different matter I am sure.

Thanks to Batch will be watching but won't be posting much for the 2/3 play off games which will suit a couple of posters on here I am sure.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Robinz on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 09:21:00
Any one havean idea where I can see the game today ?

 


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 70s townender on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 09:34:30
 The globe bridlington


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 09:37:05
Any one havean idea where I can see the game today ?

 

https://www.vipbox.lc/football-live#

https://www.vipbox.lc/swindon-town-vs-port-vale-4-live


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Hitchinred on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 09:42:11
Planned train to arrive 1116 from Paddington cancelled so jumped earlier train to Reading. Two pints of Oliverís Island in Three Guineas for price of one is a good omen for the rest of the day! Now on 1124 arrival hoping to secure a beer in DRS. Score kick off!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Hitchinred on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 09:43:03
Planned train to arrive 1116 from Paddington cancelled so jumped earlier train to Reading. Two pints of Oliverís Island in Three Guineas for price of one is a good omen for the rest of the day! Now on 1124 arrival hoping to secure a beer in DRS. Score kick off!

Before kick off even!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 09:43:33
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FSylfKRWYAAO7O7?format=jpg&name=large)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 09:44:51
Unchanged team.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 09:47:03
Why are the logos sideways? Like the new graphic otherwise.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 09:49:17
Why are the logos sideways? Like the new graphic otherwise.
It looks cleaner than previously but no idea why its swapped direction, most unusual.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Robinz on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 09:50:01
Thanks Kinky Tom


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Honkytonk on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 09:51:23
Try the STFC FB pages.

I have to sit next to them, bad as you lot are, the STFC pages are another level. I found a little old chap named Terry outside the ground who was seeing his son and grandson off and so he is now sat next to me tucking into a pie. He says hello.

If I had known you were still in Somerset (Glasto wasnt it?) I would have taken you up on the offer but I thought you moved closer to Swindon.

Haha, we've moved again! We're in the Glasto area now. Saw a few cars with red and white scarves in them on the way up.

Can confirm the vale fans are getting wet.  :D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 09:55:30
Fair play.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Mr Stevens on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 09:58:04
In my house, up North, trying to steady the nerves while watching an episode of West Wing, now available on All4. It's worked!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 09:58:54
(https://i.postimg.cc/y8w1Bgd7/280371760-395804992431179-5694078725400479672-n.jpg)

Courtesy of Batch, they arent at the Town End for this game.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Hitchinred on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:03:25
Morning TEFERS, taxi booked for 91.5, in Sir Dan's for 9.30. COYR

Worlds biggest taxi


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:07:13
Worlds biggest taxi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94bdMSCdw20


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:09:58
Well itís raining and looks like theyíve picked a team to stop us rather than based on their own strengths. Hopefully a couple of good signs.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Godd002 on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:10:05
Itís fucking early for a Sunday!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:12:20
Well itís raining and looks like theyíve picked a team to stop us rather than based on their own strengths. Hopefully a couple of good signs.

If only theyíd taken the smaller allocation in the arkells


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: mexico red on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:12:41
What sky channel us it on


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:13:55
From Mansfield's Official Twitter feed: 

"This evening's attendance at One Call Stadium is 7,469 (1,221 away).
Apparently Mansfield was a sell out but Cobblers had 700 unsold tickets, thats poor, Mansfield have sold out the away allocation already.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:14:19
What sky channel us it on
Main Event and Sky Sports Football I think too.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:15:34
Not raining here FYI


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:19:05
I'd forgotten that Darrell Clarke started at Salisbury.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Red Frog on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:21:56
Bit of a surprise seeing the gloom. Itís 28 degrees here.  :toocool:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: mexico red on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:22:49
Bit of a surprise seeing the gloom. Itís 28 degrees here.  :toocool:

32 here 😎


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:23:13
SSP on pundit duty. Praise the Lord


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:23:31
Er, 13. It is clear and sunny though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:24:16
32 here 😎
Its 32 in Somerset too, 16 in the morning and 16 in the afternoon!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:37:58
See you on the other side folks. Come on you Reds.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Red Frog on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:38:21
Watching that rain falling on the Vale fans is just a little payback for that drenching up there back in 83.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:39:21
Well here we go, COME ON YOU MIGHTY FUCKING REDS!!!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:40:02
Weirdly not nervous at all for this, probably partly as we know we can beat anyone on our day but also we could just as easily lose.

But the main reason I think is that its not finalised today so win, lose or draw and its still wide open for Tursday which will be a very different matter I am sure.

Thanks to Batch will be watching but won't be posting much for the 2/3 play off games which will suit a couple of posters on here I am sure.

Yep...totally this :nod:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:41:44
COYRs!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:44:08
Good finish from Davison!😂😂😂


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:50:57
Nervy start by Town, they are overloading midfield.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:59:49
Medical 8ncident in the Town End?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:02:20
Vale are a bit of a niggly dirty team.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:02:30
Medical 8ncident in the Town End?
A bloke collapsed in the TE.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:03:30
I'd be happy with nil all here


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:06:03
Shame we didn't get that corner in. I think Davison is having a good game up top.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:06:19
Dirty cunts ain't they?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:07:00
I'd be happy with nil all here
Vale are a big hard muggy side and they know how to play us, a draw would be fine today.

Loads of empty seats in the Vale end, poor showing.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: JBZ on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:08:57
Nice


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:09:03
1-0!McKirdy


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:09:49
1-0 McKirdy!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Godd002 on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:09:53
GOAL!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: welshred on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:10:01
Get the fuck in there!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:11:05
Mrs Audrey says before the corner

ĎJust hoik it in thereí

Brilliant


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:13:22
Mrs Audrey says before the corner

ĎJust hoik it in thereí

Brilliant
And she was right!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:15:48
It's almost laughable that we get the first card


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:16:34
It's almost laughable that we get the first card
100% they have been dirty all game.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:16:40
Hope we don't try to defend this lead. Don't think we will be able to for 150 mins!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:22:08
Poor miss by Payne.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:23:08
Egbos touch has been off a bit so far today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:23:44
How is that not a foul. Dirty fucking cunts


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:26:02
How is that not a foul. Dirty fucking cunts
Dirtiest side we have played in ages, typical Flipflop inspired team style.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:28:14
Love to go in 2-0 up


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:29:42
Gonna be at least 6 mins added time.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:29:53
2 mins? oh wow!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:31:06
Good to be ahead.

Vale's physical style is making it difficult for both us and the ref, who is giving the fouls but not any cards to try and cool it down. It seems like our players are a little reluctant to take a second touch for fear of being clattered from behind. All our open play threat down the right at the moment, Barry and Iandolo struggling a little to impose themselves on the game. Some pretty scary passing around at the back, Vale clearly know to pressure us there.

But hey, we scored from a corner and we're ahead. Would very much have taken that! Keep it up town.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:32:09
HT 1-0


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:32:33
Vale dangerous and very heavy handed and dirty, game still wide open though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:33:13
Hope we can keep this up in the second half. They look bigger and stronger than us. We looked knackered a lot of the time from about 30 mins onwards.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:33:36
Typical lower league cloggers and hoofers.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:33:56
Vile,nasty,horrible cunts. Fastly becoming my most hated club but whatever aspires from now on feel proud and full of admiration for this group of players.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:35:16
Because Vale are playing wing backs they are finding space wide but most of it all 35 yards out thankfully. They havenít really looked threatening.

Neither have we, we havenít really got it behind and we canít keep the ball up the pitch because Davison hasnít controlled anything that half. We desperately need him keep the ball better and allow us to get up the pitch.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: RedRag on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:35:22
Shit ref. PV defender laying hands on Mckirdy after HT whistle surely a card.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:35:33
Egbo has had a lot of the ball - played well.

Surprisingly maybe, but a defensive Iandolo has been brilliant this half.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:36:29
Iíd say they are niggly rather than dirty. Lots of pushing and pulling rather than out right bad tackles.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:37:15
Iíd say they are niggly rather than dirty. Lots of pushing and pulling rather than out right bad tackles.

Agree. They're very good at knowing what isn't quite a yellow.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:39:27
Vale are just an anti football bunch of cloggers typical of a team Flitcroft is involved with. They are right on the edge of making a really nasty challenge so our players need to be careful.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:41:13
Shit ref. PV defender laying hands on Mckirdy after HT whistle surely a card.
Yeah the ref totally ignored that, he should have been booked for threatening bahviour at least.

Egbo has had a lot of the ball - played well.
I thought Egbo had a lot of the ball but his delivery so far has been pretty shit TBH.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:41:13
As for the ref I think he's doing an alright job in the circumstances. Would have liked to see a few yellows for persistent fouling, but Vale are giving him so many decisions to make that he's bound to get a couple wrong, but the most egregious one was on the DRS lino who managed to ignore Egbo being absolutely taken out with the ball long gone on the byline


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:41:25
Davison is as usual working his socks off. Fear for him though,one awkward challenge and it's a red which,given Vale's thuggish approach which should have seen at least 4 yellows,would be a travesty. Just a thought,if Davison does get a red we'd be fucked second leg. There's absolutely no substitute for him regardless of his faults


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:42:43
McKirdy has them riled up.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:42:44
Vale are just an anti football bunch of cloggers typical of a team Flitcroft is involved with. They are right on the edge of making a really nasty challenge so our players need to be careful.
I fear it will be McKirdy on the end of the nastiest this half, hes been winding them up so much, they hate it! he needs to be clever and get one of them sent off and stay uninjured.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Honkytonk on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:44:11
Nah deffo some bad tackles in there. At least two 2 footed in front of me in the DRS.

Focusing on Williams and Reed, particularly in the opening 10m, lots of niggles and kicks.

Not enough chances for us first half, good to be in front but we need to improve the play out wide as particularly on the left we're struggling to get the final ball in. Egbo doing a great job on the right and Baudry has been imperious so far.

Need to make sure we don't fall into the traps they're setting for us re:winding up the players.

Another goal in the first 15m of 2nd half and I can see Vale closing the doors for the day and holding on for the home leg. Don't have much creativity going forward and sit deep, leaving Baudry sitting in the centre circle often to recycle possession forwards.

Ward with the ball at his feet still gives me the Herebie jeebies. Can see Davison coming off as he's on a yellow and hasn't been effective first half partly due to being strangled on occasion by the vale defenders, partly because he's been unlucky.

COYR



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:46:32
Nah deffo some bad tackles in there. At least two 2 footed in front of me in the DRS.

Focusing on Williams and Reed, particularly in the opening 10m, lots of niggles and kicks.

Not enough chances for us first half, good to be in front but we need to improve the play out wide as particularly on the left we're struggling to get the final ball in. Egbo doing a great job on the right and Baudry has been imperious so far.

Need to make sure we don't fall into the traps they're setting for us re:winding up the players.

Another goal in the first 15m of 2nd half and I can see Vale closing the doors for the day and holding on for the home leg. Don't have much creativity going forward and sit deep, leaving Baudry sitting in the centre circle often to recycle possession forwards.

Ward with the ball at his feet still gives me the Herebie jeebies. Can see Davison coming off as he's on a yellow and hasn't been effective first half partly due to being strangled on occasion by the vale defenders, partly because he's been unlucky.

COYR
Agree with all of that.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:47:25
Straight from KO they hold Davison back and the ref ignores it FFS.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:47:39
Yeah the ref totally ignored that, he should have been booked for threatening bahviour at least.
I thought Egbo had a lot of the ball but his delivery so far has been pretty shit TBH.

Think Egbo just needs to whip one in first time rather than trying to get to the bye line every time


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:49:01
Never handball that.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:49:28
Think Egbo just needs to whip one in first time rather than trying to get to the bye line every time
Hes had loads of the ball but he just cant seem to whip in a cross as yet.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:50:14
So they've subbed their cardee. If only we could afford such luxuries


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:50:19
Att: 14,086 (1,659)

Poor away turn out, very poor.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:52:04
We haven't started this second half have we?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:52:47
We haven't started this second half have we?
Not yet.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:53:21
Baudry has now! Unbelievable!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:56:53
Baudrybauer


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: RedRag on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:58:01
Dirty northern bastards encouraged by referee


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:00:56
We havent woke up this half yet, all Vale.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:05:39
Our passing is truly awful this half.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: JBZ on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:09:02
Nice


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:09:13
2-0 Fucking McKirdy!!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:09:52
2-0 McKirdy!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Godd002 on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:10:12
Oh my.  What a goal.  The vale players wives want some of mckirdy!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:10:20
Fucking have it. That goal was pure class.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:11:33
Oh Davison!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Godd002 on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:12:15
Waited too long


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:12:44
Not a great finish from Davison unfortunately.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:14:56
Egbo for Odimayo 70 mins normal sub


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:15:15
AK for Egbo.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: horlock07 on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:16:12
Are away goals relevant?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:16:40
Are away goals relevant?
Nope.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:17:46
Silly yellow for Reed


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:18:25
C'mon!!!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:22:04
Williams off for Gladwin.

Williams my MotM today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:22:54
Williams is an absolute fucking legend. And I don't say that lightly


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: JBZ on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:24:05
Bugger


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:24:12
Absolutely fucking diabolical defending!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:24:30
2-1


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:25:25
Williams having an icepack after coming off on his ankle.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:27:19
C'mon. Could do with a 2 goal advantage.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:28:45
Williams having an icepack after coming off on his ankle.
Think he felt the stamp from the first half

Once again, as soon as he comes off, we miss his energy and running off the ball


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:29:20
Think he felt the stamp from the first half

Once again, as soon as he comes off, we miss his energy and running off the ball
Absolutely.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:31:37
If we aren't careful, it will be 2-2


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:31:56
Sky give MotM to McKirdy.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:32:46
5 mins added.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:34:09
Ward keeps us in it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:35:13
JOB on for Barry.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:37:28
FT 2-1

Good start.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:38:07
Disappointed with that. Should have seen it out at 2-0. That goal could be very costly.

Must admit, thought that would be the scoreline, but didn't know who to.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Godd002 on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:38:28
Worth waking up at 5am.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:38:31
Well, pleased with that on balance. Some annoyances and their goal obviously a blow but sometimes these things happen.

Would like Wollacott back for the second leg. Ward's distribution has clearly been identified as an area to target us.

Overall Williams MotM for me. Baudry excellent but played the goal onside, McKirdy obviously excellent.

Needs to be a good performance on Thursday but we're ahead. Come on you Reds.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:38:32
Nowhere near our best but we still won.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Robinz on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:39:10
Half way there


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Godd002 on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:39:16
Disappointed with that. Should have seen it out at 2-0. That goal could be very costly.

Must admit, thought that would be the scoreline, but didn't know who to.

Would have liked to see a 2 goal advantage.  


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:39:26
While it's obviously disappointing to concede a late goal,I'm happy with that. Would have been confident going into the second game on level pegging. So it's basically going into an away game a goal up. We have nothing to fear


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Godd002 on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:40:23
If I remember last time mckirdy played at vale didnít he come out with piss and vinegar and cause havoc?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:41:35
Was it a foul on McKirdy before the ref stopped play for their goal. Also Conroy was down with a head injury for a good 15 seconds before he stopped play so how are they allowed an uncontested drop ball in an attacking position?!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:41:52
Well, pleased with that on balance. Some annoyances and their goal obviously a blow but sometimes these things happen.

Would like Wollacott back for the second leg. Ward's distribution has clearly been identified as an area to target us.

Overall Williams MotM for me. Baudry excellent but played the goal onside, McKirdy obviously excellent.

Needs to be a good performance on Thursday but we're ahead. Come on you Reds.
Exactly all this for me too mate.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:42:07
If I remember last time mckirdy played at vale didnít he come out with piss and vinegar and cause havoc?
He did.

I thought he was holding back a bit today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:43:06
Well, pleased with that on balance. Some annoyances and their goal obviously a blow but sometimes these things happen.

Would like Wollacott back for the second leg. Ward's distribution has clearly been identified as an area to target us.

Overall Williams MotM for me. Baudry excellent but played the goal onside, McKirdy obviously excellent.

Needs to be a good performance on Thursday but we're ahead. Come on you Reds.

He did but I think he side tracked trying to organise someone to fill the gap left by Conroy who had gone off for treatment.

Bit of a shot in our own foot if that was gamesmanship him going down and asking for treatment. Bad luck if not.

Being 2-0 up and crusing then conceding a sloppy goal feels identical to Charlton all those years back


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Godd002 on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:43:46
He did.

I thought he was holding back a bit today.

2 goal holding back performance.  I will take that all day long and on Sundays!   :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Super Hans on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:44:16
Thursday will be horrible but at least we won't go there relaxed after they got one back. Need to be on it. Could almost guarentee they would score just because it's the play offs!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:44:38
Could have just given Vale the corner of the Arkells, piss poor.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Shizzle on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:47:13
Could have just given Vale the corner of the Arkells, piss poor.
Nah, theyíre cold, wet and they lost. Itís a long miserable trip home. Fuck em.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Ardiles on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:47:49
I've calmed down now.  And 2-1 feels fair, on balance.  PV were decent.  (Dirty fuckers, mind.)  I'll take it.

We'll beat them up there anyway.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:49:40
Ward - Did ok. He's not a ball playing keeper, but did what was required. If he's going to be here next year and the other fella wants to go, then stick with him.

Egbo - Did well and pinned them back. Crossing was poor

Conroy and Baudry - Both were excellent today

Iandolo - Focussed on defending and defended well.

Williams - Superb. So much energy today.

Reed - Quietly competent.

Payne - Not as influential as normal.

McKirdy - Two pieces of magic. Worth the attendance fee on his own

Davison - Superb in the first half. Less effective after the yellow. Bad miss in second half

Barry - Struggled get into the game

Subs:
Gladwin - Didn't touch ball did he?
Odimayo - Sitting deep caused us problems. Egbo did well as he pinned their left back back


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: river monster on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:55:25
Any positive result going into the second leg is just that, positive.
I'm confident we'll play better at Vale Park than port vale played at the County ground.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:55:29
Gladwin I thought did ok


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 12:58:41
Any positive result going into the second leg is just that, positive.
I'm confident we'll play better at Vale Park than port vale played at the County ground.
Yep,why wouldn't we be confident of that?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:01:32
Vale are the 2nd best away side in L2, we are, generally, poor at home.

To take a lead to VP is massive.

I have zero worries.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Godd002 on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:02:14
Ward - Did ok. He's not a ball playing keeper, but did what was required. If he's going to be here next year and the other fella wants to go, then stick with him.

Egbo - Did well and pinned them back. Crossing was poor

Conroy and Baudry - Both were excellent today

Iandolo - Focussed on defending and defended well.

Williams - Superb. So much energy today.

Reed - Quietly competent.

Payne - Not as influential as normal.

McKirdy - Two pieces of magic. Worth the attendance fee on his own

Davison - Superb in the first half. Less effective after the yellow. Bad miss in second half

Barry - Struggled get into the game

Subs:
Gladwin - Didn't touch ball did he?
Odimayo - Sitting deep caused us problems. Egbo did well as he pinned their left back back

Pretty much spit on


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:02:36
We shot ourselves in the foot at times second half. Overall pleased with the result.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:03:09
Thought the only player who was below par was Davison.

We know trapping the ball / brining the ball down / hold up play isnít his strength but apart from once that was all we gave him.
No lack of endeavour on his part


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Godd002 on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:06:05
Thought the only player who was below par was Davison.

We know trapping the ball / brining the ball down / hold up play isnít his strength but apart from once that was all we gave him.
No lack of endeavour on his part

I do like his effort.  Wish his touch was half that


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:07:51
We do always seem to fade after 75 mins in tight competitive games like this so thatís my one concern if goes the distance in the second leg.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:09:03
I hope we don't try and defend this lead


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:10:06
Thought the only player who was below par was Davison.

We know trapping the ball / brining the ball down / hold up play isnít his strength but apart from once that was all we gave him.
No lack of endeavour on his part
I thought Barry was the one below par. Their right back had the beating of him every time

Davison played well in the first half. Won lots of freekicks and was a handful for their defence. Second half though, it was a different matter. Didn't put himself about as much, probably because of the yellow. Only thing he had to do was try to score or pass to McKirdy when one on one versus the keeper. He did neither, which is the bad part of Davison.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:11:05
Thought the only player who was below par was Davison.

We know trapping the ball / brining the ball down / hold up play isnít his strength but apart from once that was all we gave him.
No lack of endeavour on his part
We'd be fucked without him,that's for sure


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:18:52
We'd be fucked without him,that's for sure

He plays a huge part for our team but his first touch is not good, at all.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:21:01
He plays a huge part for our team but his first touch is not good, at all.
Now there is a fee involved he shouldnít be in our plans for next season IMO. Heís done his job this season, thank him and move on.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:26:49
Now there is a fee involved he shouldnít be in our plans for next season IMO. Heís done his job this season, thank him and move on.

Depends on the fee and what else is about


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:28:18
I hope we don't try and defend this lead

We couldnít if we tried so as Garner said on the radio after, weíre going to PV to win a game we know we can. Sitting back is suicidal.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Godd002 on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:28:22
Davison can learn a better touch.  But effort canít be.  So who knows.  Maybe can become a good second to mckirdy. Especially if price is right


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:29:08
He plays a huge part for our team but his first touch is not good, at all.
Sometimes it is,sometimes it isn't that's true but he's played a huge part as you say and I would be happy to have him . First touch is probably the easiest thing to be improved


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:30:40
Not read back, hope the medical intervention in the TE went ok with a happy outcome?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:34:26
Sometimes it is,sometimes it isn't that's true but he's played a huge part as you say and I would be happy to have him . First touch is probably the easiest thing to be improved

If we do keep the majority of this squad together it makes sense to look for a striker that knows the club/team/formation/tactics and has scored goals.

I wouldnít be breaking the bank for him and if hypothetically the decision was between spending money him and Simpson - Iíd see Simpson as the better optionÖ


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:46:40
Port Vale fans 1st half
Quote
We're a disgrace

Get to F*ck vale

This is a really poor showing from the Vale, so disappointing after a good season.

I rest my case on Mcturdy. Good nite vale

Swindon were the best team I have seen at vale this season, it was always going to be tough, then only went a bad run when Lionel Messi Mcturdy was injured a few months go. I think we are in trouble just hope clarke can sort it, not confident though.

What the hell is this performance? Utterly terrible

Swindon have had an off day today and we've buggered it so far.

Would love to have Williams or Payne.

all I want to see is us trying to play football the right way, not this Hoofball.

Mckirdy didn't want to be here. He simply went to us at the time because he fell out with the Carlisle manager and had a reputation. Vale was always going to a short term thing for him

Awful half. We donít look interested while Swindon are knocking it about with pace and purpose and we are second to everything. We donít ever look like scoring.

You can have all the sh1tehousery you want but that last minute from McTurdy was pure and simple cheating....how has he not been booked???? And before anybody says it...NO I wouldn't want Vale players doing that.

Looks like we've won a raffle to take part in the playoffs.
How was there only 1 point between the teams?
Swindon look leagues apart here.

Port Vale fans later in the game and post game
Quote
Canít deny it, best team winningÖ

I think I hate these more than Walsall. But I actually hope if they beat us they win it and go up so we donít have to play them again next year.

McTurdy and his antics are an absolute disgrace.

Vile diving bunch of <ovf censored>. 2-1 Iíll take that from 2 down. We were poor though

I actually think that losing the first leg by one goal could be the best result. As away goals don't count, they have absolutely no reason to come at us in the second leg. Yes, they may surprise us in that regard, but I'm hopeful.

Well, it could have been much worseÖ we need to score first on ThursdayÖ.he may be a horrible little scrote, but McKirdy knows where the net is

13 shots to their 13, more possession. Wasn't the diabolical performance the usual on here are claiming. I quite enjoyed it personally. Yes, too many players off their A-game, but we more than matched them in any event.

Anyway, Swindon better side first half, we shaded second, one of those games where 1Ĺ-1 would have been about the right result.

Performance was abysmal.
Very lucky that ball dropped to us to keep the tie alive.
Huge improvement needed for Thursday.
Swindon have the best away record in League Two

You were watching a different game to the rest of us then. Apart from the last 10 mins we never had control of the game.

Still in the tie, thatís the main thing I guess. Swindon were the better team overall and perhaps it was more likely to finish 3-0 than 2-1.

Anyone who can look at that performance and call it good, I'm amazed. Second best all over the pitch but especially in attack.

Why the hell did we get rid of mckirdy??

Note sure why McKirdy gets so much grief from us. Heís a good player at this level and we didnít exactly utilise him when he was here.

Strong second half performance.
Could have drawn if Wilson's header had gone on.
Swindle scored their second at the right time for them. We're still in it.
They have two of the most irritating mardarses in football.
Little Jonny...10 passes,57 dives and roll overs
Harry McTurdy...2 goals,3453 spits....what a horrible habit.

It might work in our favour will be I interesting to see how swindon set up, will they try to defend the lead I dont think so I dont think they can to many offensive players in there team which might enable us to get the goals. We do tend to struggle against teams who sit in swindon dont but we just need make sure we dont get beat on the break.

Got out of jail at the end with a largely underserved goal. Still in the tie but weíll have to play completely differently. Williams and Payne ran the show and itís embarrassing watching Charsley and Pett chase after them like youth team players.

People saying we shouldnít have released McKirdy have short memories. Stevenage away anyone? He was total rubbish for us last season, didnít put the effort in, and by all accounts was a rotten apple in the squad. On what grounds would we have kept him? I donít particularly care what heís done after.

It's no surprise we lost to Swindon, it's probably the worst team we could have got in the play offs and there probably glad they are playing us as they always beat us. Our record since around 2005 against them is dreadful so for us to overturn this we are going have to do what vale sides from the last 17 years have failed to do beat them and beat them convincely.

We are still in the tie but for me I can't see us beating Swindon by 2 clear goals to make it to the final. Hopefully they prove me wrong, but more likely we will miss out and go up in the top 3 next season as the play offs are a lottery.

And a word for Swindonís away end. Itís a disgrace that clubs are allowed to put supporters in stands like that. Former Premier League side with an open end, seats bolted on to a terrace and the facilities of a non-league side. Incredible that the ground regs for the professional game donít require stands to all be covered and to an acceptable standard.

They really weren't that much better than us.

We are 1 goal down going into a playoff semi final AT home and people have given up on the club.You couldn't make it up.

McKirdy was quoted as saying he would never play for the Vale and while he was on the field for us he never did.

And for a change some fans of other clubs take on it, Northampton fans dont post much so here is Mansfield and Rovers fans take
Mansfield fans
Quote
Crap atmosphere in this Swindon Vale game

I hope our game looked better for the TV audience last night, as this is pretty dull fare.

I see plenty of empty seats in the away end so Vale couldn't have sold out their allocation.
Looks like a few home seats empty as well.

This games pace is a lot lot slower
Vale going forward... theres 9 swindon players back and vice versa. Very evenly matched and not much football on show

It's so bad I've put the Spurs game on.

Mc Kirdy 2-0, he really is a strange character. Gets away with being a lightweight too, defenders are too nice to him

We could bully Swindon. Vale have been poor.

Both havnt really played well :soapy tit wank: Swindon about edged it and will probably feel a like us

got a nasty feeling the little irritant McKirdy will be the star of these play offs

If we can get past Northampton I really do think we can beat Swindon or PV if we play to our best

Rovers fans take on it, its a long thread so wont post it all.

https://gaschat.co.uk/thread/19643/efl-playoffs-thread-21-22?page=8


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:50:21
What about my flights now, JJ?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:52:07
What about my flights now, JJ?
Mate I aint even thinking about Wembley until that final whistle on Thursday! :D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:52:42
There did seem to be quite a lot of empty seats at the front of the Arkells actually, strange situation if the match is sold out. Is that the the family and friends section?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Outletred on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:53:01
Just avoiding defeat is great as they will have to attack which suits our style perfectly.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:55:52
Just avoiding defeat is great as they will have to attack which suits our style perfectly.
Absolutely, we can hit them on the counter with pace from McK, Payne and Williams as well as Barry, they couldnt cope with us when we did that earlier in the game.

Open them up at the back and hit them on the break, will be ideal for us. Defensively they looked quite weak against pace today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 13:56:04
There did seem to be quite a lot of empty seats at the front of the Arkells actually, strange situation if the match is sold out. Is that the the family and friends section?
People shelter further back to get out of the rain quite often I find. Maybe tickets given to players friends and family who donít turn up? End of the day every available home ticket was sold.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 14:00:33
People shelter further back to get out of the rain quite often I find. Maybe tickets given to players friends and family who donít turn up? End of the day every available home ticket was sold.
Swindon fans vs Man City - 12,435
Swindon fans vs Port Vale - 12,427

Game was all sold out for Swindon fans 100%.

Vale only selling out 75% of their allocation for a play off though really is shit.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 14:06:40
What was the attendance?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Qunk on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 14:09:21
What was the attendance?

Couldnít make out the exact number but it was over 14k


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: hobnob on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 14:11:35
Donít know why they are moaning about the away end, if they had said they would only bring 1600 they could have had the usual away seats and Town fans would have been out in the rain! Tinpot!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 14:18:11
Couldnít make out the exact number but it was over 14k

14,086


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 14:18:28
1649 Vale


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 14:18:40
There did seem to be quite a lot of empty seats at the front of the Arkells actually, strange situation if the match is sold out. Is that the the family and friends section?

Years since Iíve been in the Arkells but arenít some of those front seats for stewards / police / St. Johnís ambulance / medical staff and the like. If you mean the Town End side of the tunnel if youíre looking at it from the DRS.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 14:28:40
there will also be spill seats in case of ticketing problem.

for example, two people had been allocated the seat next to me, the season ticket holder and a random.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bewster on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 14:33:11
Piss poor goal to concede as we should've been 3 up.

Did Batch enjoy his pizza ??


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 14:36:05
right my thoughts,

started slowly, grew into it and scored a rare goal from a corner.

second half worries me. we lost the midfield battle, for large periods there were obvious gaps. Vale were better than us

and yet we created chances. mckirdy did his thing , and had Davidson put away his chance of have started to glance at Wembley travel.

but the inevitable happened, a bit soft in my eyes too.
-----
on to Thursday. It's not going finish 0-0. 2-1 won't be enough. but that Vale have to come at us we will created chances with the space.

Do we go with the same 11? probably.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 14:41:26
We're going into an away game with a one goal advantage. Even if vale score  early I'd still fancy us. Honestly


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 14:43:53
Thought the only player who was below par was Davison.

We know trapping the ball / brining the ball down / hold up play isnít his strength but apart from once that was all we gave him.
No lack of endeavour on his part

Really?
Led the line superbly. If you didnít go you would have not seen the running he put in.
Created space, Payne and Barry not at their best but no complaints.
All about Thursday now.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 14:46:47
Would have taken that before the game but left a bit disappointed. Davison should have made it 3 and weíd have been out of sight. Thought we didnít play great, Iandolo Reed and Payne all below their usual standards, but still go in with a great chance. No point playing to protect it, play our natural game and we should be off to Wembley at the end of May


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 14:49:30
I really do not see what Barry offers, unfortunately we donít have anyone else that can come in for him.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 15:07:17
I really do not see what Barry offers, unfortunately we donít have anyone else that can come in for him.

Very frustrating some games.
Either in it or completely out of it, nothing much in the middle.
Frustrating I agree but he is still an inexperienced kid and as you say not a lot else available.

Letís just hope Thursday he is right back on it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: AMayesIng on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 15:09:04
Just back, took 40 mins to get out of St Joe's Car park! Enjoyed that; shame we didn't push on and get 3 (Davison chance) but a win is a win. Score first Thursday and all will be fine. Was impressed with the defence today, and obv. Harry; but thought the midfield were bypassed too often.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Frigby Daser on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 15:16:05
Iím surprised to see the comments from Vale fans that we were decent. We were the better side, but I thought we were quite some way off our recent standard, and maybe thatís credit to them. Two good goals, could have been more with the Davison chance, and the one McKirdy missed by a hair in the second half, that flashed across goal. Our midfield play wasnít what it has been. Players were struggling to turn, and control ball in the rain. Baudry and Conroy were very good though. Baudryís resurrection has been great to watch this season. With some more space, as weíll have on Thursday, and with them coming at us, Iím confident, but thereís a long way to go!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: river monster on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 15:17:31
Really?
Led the line superbly. If you didnít go you would have not seen the running he put in.
Created space, Payne and Barry not at their best but no complaints.
All about Thursday now.
100%


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 15:18:17
Iím surprised to see the comments from Vale fans that we were decent. We were the better side, but I thought we were quite some way off our recent standard, and maybe thatís credit to them. Two good goals, could have been more which the Davison chance, and the one McKirdy missed by a hair in the second half, that flashed across goal. Our midfield play wasnít what it has been. Players were struggling to turn, and control ball in the rain. Baudry and Conroy were very good though. Baudryís resurrection has been great to watch this season. With some more space, as weíll have on Thursday, and with them
coming at us, Iím confident, but thereís a long way to go!

97.4 miles for me :D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 15:59:21
oh yeah. the ref was absolutely wank.

books someone for kicking the ball away (fair), but ignored multiple fouls of varying degrees of physicality. also thought he missed a foul on mckirdy for their goal, but need to see it again.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 16:06:44
oh yeah. the ref was absolutely wank.

books someone for kicking the ball away (fair), but ignored multiple fouls of varying degrees of physicality. also thought he missed a foul on mckirdy for their goal, but need to see it again.
Needs a strong ref Thursday as today it was clear what their game plan will be. Try and smash a few of our players, intimidate us and try to get their crowd behind them that way. Itís a shame such an anti football team made it this far, can tell Flitcroft is there.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: bennett on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 16:12:14
oh yeah. the ref was absolutely wank.

books someone for kicking the ball away (fair), but ignored multiple fouls of varying degrees of physicality. also thought he missed a foul on mckirdy for their goal, but need to see it again.
The ref needed to book one of their players for their heavy challenges, but decided to book Davison for his first indiscretion.
Thought he controlled the game really badly, including letting PV play on whilst Megbo was down holding his head and only stopping play when we got possession back (fourth official's mic must've been off as it was right in front of him)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 16:20:00
Really?
Led the line superbly. If you didnít go you would have not seen the running he put in.
Created space, Payne and Barry not at their best but no complaints.
All about Thursday now.

Yes, of course he put the yards in he always does. Yes he led the line well but I donít think he controlled the ball all game. Not his strong point but ultimately it meant the ball kept coming back at us.

Could never and would never accuse him of not putting a shift in but felt his Ďfootballingí was below par. In that second half we desperately needed it to stick up top to get higher up the pitch


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 16:50:29
Not read back (but I will).
No great surprise that it all boils down to the second leg.

Be prepared to shit yourselves on Thursday night people, this is going down to the wire.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 16:59:36
I thought we deserved to win - and had Davison converted the chance at 2-0 we would have been virtually at Wembley.

Criticism of Davison is harsh - his work rate is phenomenal, he is very good defensively when the opposition have set pieces, and referees give him nothing - this afternoon their centre half was constantly holding him / or having a handful of his shirt - if I can see this from my seat in the Arkells I dint know how the linesman and 4th official who are both closer than me are unable to do so.  Iíd like him back here next season but donít think he will be.

I thought their goal was offside, but now Iíve got home and seen it again, a defender,  I think Odimayo, was playing him on.

Another game with good performances through the team - Wardís late save could be crucial come Thursday.

A tough game to call on Thursday now - we could even have to sit through penalties.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 17:47:55
Yes, of course he put the yards in he always does. Yes he led the line well but I donít think he controlled the ball all game. Not his strong point but ultimately it meant the ball kept coming back at us.

Could never and would never accuse him of not putting a shift in but felt his Ďfootballingí was below par. In that second half we desperately needed it to stick up top to get higher up the pitch

The only physical player we have up top, was on thin ice picking up that daft yellow first half.
All about opinions though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 18:03:55
Vale fans not happy

  57 minutes ago, Jacko51 said:
That away end was an absolute disgrace.  They had two kiosks but had only opened one so the queue was massive.  There were no Ladies toilets, just 10 portaloos for a crowd in excess of 1600 - so one loo for every 160 fans.  The lack of a roof for a team who have been in the Premier League riches is ridiculous in this day and age.
To be fair a bit like us they have let parts of the ground go to seed and if we hadn't kicked up a fuss they would not have imagined opening it. When we went down earlier in the season we thought it had been condemned it was in such a state...


Someone was saying that the local residents backing onto the park behind the goal kicked off about a roof on that end.

Ratio of toilets to stand capacity would surely fail a safety certificate. Concrete was crumbling with huge potholes of standing water. Massive slip hazard coming down the steps towards the exit gate. Lucky to regain my footing on the handrail.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 18:08:04
we all know the bank is shit.

they wanted extra seats though


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 18:10:29
Spot on they can't have both ways and to be fair to Man City they hardly mentioned it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 18:13:18
we all know the bank is shit.

they wanted extra seats though

Well on a positive note for next season. If we both fail to get promoted, they wonít be in a hurry to moan about tickets again and end up with the bank, theyíll have to settle for the Arkells away section only. If either of us get promoted at the expense of each other then it becomes academic.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 18:13:56
Spot on they can't have both ways and to be fair to Man City they hardly mentioned it.

They actually loved it.
Going back in the vaults of time for them 😂


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 18:15:45
How they've moved on!
If. Vale go up they will have the same problem away at Accrington!
I bet you've seen some shitholes on your travels this season😀


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 18:40:18
Anyone know what Garner said post match?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 18:43:41
How they've moved on!
If. Vale go up they will have the same problem away at Accrington!
I bet you've seen some shitholes on your travels this season😀

Just love the old Grounds and their respective history.
Equally the loyal fans that turn up to support their local teams instead of jumping on the Premiership Sky bandwagon.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 18:44:46
Just love the old Grounds and their respective history.
Equally the loyal fans that turn up to support their local teams instead of jumping on the Premiership Sky bandwagon.

It's nice to see Stockport getting promoted today


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 18:47:05
a sky sports watcher for today. atmosphere came across ok in bits but didnt seem anything like the last fired up home win i saw against forest green.

not sure that we played that well and it was very cagey between both teams for long periods at the start- i didnt ever feel like we were threatened at all though and tbh i was happy for a draw in this game so i didnt feel frustrated or desperate when things weren't happening.

2 fantastic goals and some further good openings and make no mistake it was a deserved win in the end. any vale fan saying they deserved better needs a severe head wobble. they had more of the ball later 2nd half but pressure was expected being 2 down. cant remember any opportunities they created where ward had to pull off a good save. everything was at a distance and the cbs were fantastic. they scored through a deflection.

the good news is we won with the majority playing under par/not being heavily involved. was pleasing to see and can't wait to go on Thursday. I want some Charlton memories but maybe through an easier win.

seen some barry comments- he does quite a lot unnoticed and he is always an option through good movements. he wasnt that involved but as an example if mckirdy had bigger studs and got on the end of that great cross it would have been barrys triangle pass and go that started it. there is a clever player in there. he just isnt doing it consistantly
 


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 18:48:12
Goals

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OGNjP-7pCOw


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 18:51:54
a sky sports watcher for today. atmosphere came across ok in bits but didnt seem anything like the last fired up home win i saw against forest green.

not sure that we played that well and it was very cagey between both teams for long periods at the start- i didnt ever feel like we were threatened at all though and tbh i was happy for a draw in this game so i didnt feel frustrated or desperate when things weren't happening.

2 fantastic goals and some further good openings and make no mistake it was a deserved win in the end. any vale fan saying they deserved better needs a severe head wobble. they had more of the ball later 2nd half but pressure was expected being 2 down. cant remember any opportunities they created where ward had to pull off a good save. everything was at a distance and the cbs were fantastic. they scored through a deflection.

the good news is we won with the majority playing under par/not being heavily involved. was pleasing to see and can't wait to go on Thursday. I want some Charlton memories but maybe through an easier win.

seen some barry comments- he does quite a lot unnoticed and he is always an option through good movements. he wasnt that involved but as an example if mckirdy had bigger studs and got on the end of that great cross it would have been barrys triangle pass and go that started it. there is a clever player in there. he just isnt doing it consistantly
 

I think many forget how young Barry is and that he's still lightweight and will fill out and get stronger with age. He reminds me of a young Gary Roberts.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Formerly Drummer Boy on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 19:29:05
Cagey game today where Valeís tactic was purely just to stop Swindon playing them off the park by kicking lumps out of midfield and asserting authority. Reality is, Vale canít play football or pass the ball anywhere near as well as us.

I donít understand why Vale fans get their entitlement from, they are a tinpot club in the shadows of Stoke City. Canít sell out 2,200 tickets on a Sunday early kick off. Iíd be embarrassed if I was them.

Looking forward to Thursday, Vale fans proclaiming XYZ but we all know everything they proclaim they can do, they have failed to achieve so far. Quality will preVALE! COYR!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Honkytonk on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 19:41:47
Oh do grow up vale fans, the bank's shit but it's what your club wanted. 'Premier league riches'? We were in it for a year, and got booted out the year before they introduced stupid money parachute payments. And that was nearly 30 years ago.

Anyway...

Good god that ref was shit. Zero control over the game, left his glasses on his nightstand this morning, zero protection for any of the players on the pitch. Both mckirdy and Williams were the recipients of awful tackles in the first 15m with zero response.shocking. Would like to see how many bruises Williams has in his ankles tomorrow.

Davidson struggled because he was being manhandled the entire game, including one particular incident in the first half where he had one in front, and one behind, both with arms around his neck. Normally you have to pay for that sort of thing. Egbo got sandwiched going for a header in front of the dugout as well in first half and there was zero chance one of the vale players was going to make the ball.

I'm not one to scream blue murder at every foul but there's a duty to protect the players of both teams and the officials failed pretty badly in that. Maybe I'll feel different once I watch the game back.

Game was niggly and bitty because that's what vale came to do and the failure in the officating allowed them to, and few good moments as we didn't have the best day of it. Williams' shot and Davidson's skying of his 1-1 we're our only cast iron chances, but Vale we're worse. They did well at breaking up play and had a 10m spell start of the second half where they were a bit more aggressive going forward, and the last 10m of the game as always it seems with town was squeaky bum time.

The goals, Vales' defending in our first was terrible. Let the top scorer run from his marker, near post defender not awake enough to catch him, and let a tiny little scrawny McKirdy head a goal in from a set piece in front of your travelling support, terrible for them, good for us. McKirdys second was a sublime volley, thumped in with the confidence of a striker having the season of his life. He's going to eat 2 at vale. I can feel it.

Their goal was a bit of a mess tbh, classic loss of concentration, inability to get the ball a meaningful distance away from the box, and a final touch from someone who should probably have been played offside by us, unlucky for ward who had been pretty solid the rest of the game despite still not being wholly convinced by his ability with the ball at his feet. I just don't think he's that kind of player.

Good luck to those of you travelling up for Thursday night, fingers crossed you have a better time than the vale fans must have today. Some moist car rides home on a Sunday afternoon...


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Pericardinho on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 19:46:02
We have a bit of a problem at home. I'm not sure if it's because we have a small pitch or if we just aren't brave enough on the ball. It seems that if you press us high and cut off an easy pass into our midfield 3, we go to the fullback and are then forced to boot it up the pitch. It then becomes Davison against 3 centre halves and their physically superior midfield to pick up the second balls. It becomes scrappy which is exactly what they want.

Of course, with our quality there was still plenty of moments in the game where we bypassed their press and looked dangerous, but in general it wasn't great today. I thought similar to Rovers and Exeter at home, they grew into the game and ended it stronger. Difference this time is we managed to get the second goal.

Hoping we can keep the ball a lot better in the second leg. Bigger pitch, perhaps less pressure not being at home and we can play to our strengths this time instead of being sucked in to their game. Ref didn't help.



Title: Re: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Benzel on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 19:46:47
Vale fans not happy

  57 minutes ago, Jacko51 said:
That away end was an absolute disgrace.  They had two kiosks but had only opened one so the queue was massive.  There were no Ladies toilets, just 10 portaloos for a crowd in excess of 1600 - so one loo for every 160 fans.  The lack of a roof for a team who have been in the Premier League riches is ridiculous in this day and age.
To be fair a bit like us they have let parts of the ground go to seed and if we hadn't kicked up a fuss they would not have imagined opening it. When we went down earlier in the season we thought it had been condemned it was in such a state...


Someone was saying that the local residents backing onto the park behind the goal kicked off about a roof on that end.

Ratio of toilets to stand capacity would surely fail a safety certificate. Concrete was crumbling with huge potholes of standing water. Massive slip hazard coming down the steps towards the exit gate. Lucky to regain my footing on the handrail.
Premier League riches? In 1993? What a moron.

Sent from my CLT-L09


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 19:54:43
I dont think they realise It was in 1993/4 😀


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 20:21:41
I dont think they realise It was in 1993/4 😀
To be honest I think Port Vale are stuck in the past in general so thatís hardly surprising. Theyíve been starved of any kind of promotion challenge for 3 decades and lost a sense of their own size in that time. Todays away attendance was symptomatic of that, they still see themselves as they were in the 80ís and 90ís in terms of following as thatís all they got to base things on so were forecasting completely unrealistic numbers.  A lot has happened in the intervening period and in reality their fanbase is a lot smaller in than it is in their heads.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 20:27:15
What I've seen on TV part of their ground is a bit of a dump so they've nothing to boast about.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 20:53:18
We have a bit of a problem at home. I'm not sure if it's because we have a small pitch or if we just aren't brave enough on the ball. It seems that if you press us high and cut off an easy pass into our midfield 3, we go to the fullback and are then forced to boot it up the pitch. It then becomes Davison against 3 centre halves and their physically superior midfield to pick up the second balls. It becomes scrappy which is exactly what they want.

Of course, with our quality there was still plenty of moments in the game where we bypassed their press and looked dangerous, but in general it wasn't great today. I thought similar to Rovers and Exeter at home, they grew into the game and ended it stronger. Difference this time is we managed to get the second goal.

Hoping we can keep the ball a lot better in the second leg. Bigger pitch, perhaps less pressure not being at home and we can play to our strengths this time instead of being sucked in to their game. Ref didn't help.

It was mentioned on here not too long ago, I think, that we're hoping to make the pitch larger next season.  Obviously there was no time to do so in time for this season but evidently the pitch has been quite small for a number of years now, something that, under our new remit, is now deemed necessary to attend to.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: bathford on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 22:06:10
The pitch is being made a metre longer and a metre wider for next season.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, May 16, 2022, 07:01:53
Not since the Leeds league 1 days have a seen so much chat (fair bit of dick waving on both sides) about attendances 

The plus point being itís because we have been averaging around 10k for last month or so, imagine that a year ago!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, May 16, 2022, 07:51:37
Just come on....havent read back.

Result was important and we got that. Could of been better ref the missed chance for a third goal.

I didnt think anybody played that well as a match, just little flashes, here and there.

First goal will be crucial at Vale.

What will be will be.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, May 16, 2022, 09:05:42
Yesterday was a little bit of a slog. Their main striker Proctor wasn't fully fit and so he was on the bench with an extra body in midfield. I think at home this is how you best nullify us. Reed and Payne don't get as much time and space and we are often forced to go longer and rely on Davison's hold up ability. First half I thought we were the better team but only showed in patches how we can play. Great run and header from the corner from Harry, which is a rare thing for us to score from such a set piece. Payne had another half chance which he hit straight at their keeper and we defended well on the occasions that Vale came forward.

Second half it was obvious they had been given a bit of a rocket as they started to get a foothold in the game. I was getting a bit frustrated as we just didn't see to get going at all. However that changed when McKirdy cleverly slipped in Payne and followed up when the keeper could only parry Jack's shot. As Rich Pullen says on the LS podcast. 'Lovely stuff'. Then the moment that could have really put the game and probably the tie to bed, Davison a whisker over the bar when he could have nudged the ball across to Harry for a tap in hat-trick. That said, I can understand why Davison went alone, it wasn't that far away. Sadly we couldn't quite hold out and a sloppy goal finished by the predatory Wilson to nudge home. They were definitely better when they brought Proctor on and we did well to see the game out and take a 1 goal lead to Vale Park. I think overall a little disappointed not to come away with a 3+ lead after the Davison chance but have to think bigger picture and that any lead is a bonus at what will be a very difficult place to go on Thursday.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, May 16, 2022, 09:09:21
Come on then, who nicked the corner flag?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 16, 2022, 09:36:36
we all know the bank is shit.
100%
they wanted extra seats though
And barely used them, could have almost fitted them all in the Arkells corner in the end.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, May 16, 2022, 09:37:22
Not since the Leeds league 1 days have a seen so much chat (fair bit of dick waving on both sides) about attendances  

The plus point being itís because we have been averaging around 10k for last month or so, imagine that a year ago!!

The whole tickets sold/attendances chat is really really tedious. If we get to Wembley it's going to be unbearable. Also if we do end up going out on Thursday I imagine Vale fans are going to be a nightmare on social media given all the stick they are taking re tickets sold etc.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, May 16, 2022, 09:48:44
Itís all the usual fluff and nonsense that surrounds big games at our level. Iíve got no problem either it.

But ours are bigger than theirís. Yah boo sucks


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 16, 2022, 09:50:56
Itís all the usual fluff and nonsense that surrounds big games at our level. Iíve got no problem either it.

But ours are bigger than theirís. Yah boo sucks
Absolutely, its a "who is the shittest in a shit league" a league we are in because we deserve to be in it for our performances.

Hopefully we will be back in our natural hunting ground of League 1 next season though.

Football has always been the same through the years.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, May 16, 2022, 13:14:47
The whole tickets sold/attendances chat is really really tedious. If we get to Wembley it's going to be unbearable. Also if we do end up going out on Thursday I imagine Vale fans are going to be a nightmare on social media given all the stick they are taking re tickets sold etc.

I think a lot stems from Port Vale fans complaining about their allocation even before we had agreed what it was.
Someone then posted something along the lines of ďwhy allocate them over 3k when they wouldnít shift that numberĒ, Vale fans then replied that theyíd easily sell them, which always seemed a bit unlikely (as we saw in the end).

But your right, it makes no real difference, Wycombe wonít have sold anywhere near the number of tickets that Sunderland have, but ultimately itís about what the 11 on the pitch do that matters


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, May 16, 2022, 13:25:26
Whenever anyone engages in these "ours is bigger than yours" barneys, it's worth remembering how tiresome it was when Leeds and Sunderland used to do it to us.

It's never been more meaningless than in a season where the division was won by a vegan vanity village side.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, May 16, 2022, 13:32:42
Whenever anyone engages in these "ours is bigger than yours" barneys, it's worth remembering how tiresome it was when Leeds and Sunderland used to do it to us.

It's never been more meaningless than in a season where the division was won by a vegan vanity village side.

I think I mentioned it on here before but I remember when we played Sheffield Wednesday on the first day of the season back in 2008 or something and loads of their fans logged on here just to tell us they had sold out their allocation and there would be around 3k of them in Swindon. Eventually it got really irritating, like a Shania Twain song.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 16, 2022, 13:34:35
meh, can't say it bothers me. I mostly just leave them to it really


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: fuzzy on Monday, May 16, 2022, 13:43:04
Football is overrun with annoying twats. Just breathe and say Fuck Em.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, May 16, 2022, 13:49:39
Whenever anyone engages in these "ours is bigger than yours" barneys, it's worth remembering how tiresome it was when Leeds and Sunderland used to do it to us.

It's never been more meaningless than in a season where the division was won by a vegan vanity village side.

Wembley 1990 Sunderland fans laughing at us walking back to the Tube station after we had beaten them😀


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, May 16, 2022, 13:57:34
I miss PNE Thor.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Lardy Cake on Monday, May 16, 2022, 14:13:34
Wembley 1990 Sunderland fans laughing at us walking back to the Tube station after we had beaten them😀
My memory of Sunderland fans that day is totally the opposite. All seemed gracious in defeat and wished us well a bit like Tranmere fans after the playoff at their place. Leicester City fans Ö.. now thatís a different story.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, May 16, 2022, 14:28:15
My memory of Sunderland fans that day is totally the opposite. All seemed gracious in defeat and wished us well a bit like Tranmere fans after the playoff at their place. Leicester City fans Ö.. now thatís a different story.

I do like Sunderland as a club but came across aload of drunken bitter fans at Wembley Central. I agree about the Leicester comment as they were complete arseholes wrecking the Rat Trap pub in a league game and also complete pricks on the Tube before the play off final.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: fuzzy on Monday, May 16, 2022, 14:29:49
Some disgruntled Leicester twat decided to try and get out of the Wembley car park by nudging my car out of the way after we beat them.

Poor sad fuck.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, May 16, 2022, 14:31:31
😡😡😡


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 16, 2022, 14:34:24
Millwall were cunts too, suprisingly


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: DiV on Monday, May 16, 2022, 14:39:59
Millwall were cunts too, suprisingly

I was genuinely surprised how many were outside the ground to gloat / bait us rather than watching their team lift the trophy and celebrateÖ


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Gnasher on Monday, May 16, 2022, 14:44:13
Millwall away in the PO season was fun, but didn't see any trouble at Wembley.

IF we were to beat Vale, it would be interesting to see how many fans we take to Wembley. We struggled to scrape up 20k last time, but with the feel good factor returning I reckon we could manage 25-28k.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Bedford Red on Monday, May 16, 2022, 14:46:44
I do like Sunderland as a club but came across aload of drunken bitter fans at Wembley Central. I agree about the Leicester comment as they were complete arseholes wrecking the Rat Trap pub in a league game and also complete pricks on the Tube before the play off final.

Leicester fans were ok for me. Before the match (coming in from Bedford) it was me and about 10,000 of them walking up Wembley Way. A couple of them started pushing me around and a load of their fans told them to piss off and looked after me. And after the match i was talking to quite a few of them (or commiserating with them more like) and they were generally ok. Just depends which ones you bump into i guess.

Millwall though, horrible day from start to finish (note to myself, don't wear a Swindon top when you're coming by yourself and will be on tube trains full of Millwall fans)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, May 16, 2022, 14:57:11
I was genuinely surprised how many were outside the ground to gloat / bait us rather than watching their team lift the trophy and celebrateÖ

Millwall were Cunts just looking for trouble and after the game when they should have been celebrating some were trying to get onto the Swindon coaches and attack Innocent fans.

Your worst nightmare😡

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0aUXLSmqGXU


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, May 16, 2022, 16:49:05
Good to see yet another ex STFC player was in the TE yesterday.

ĎWho put the ball in the Oxford net?í

Super Tommy Broadbent


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, May 16, 2022, 16:56:55
Good to see yet another ex STFC player was in the TE yesterday.

ĎWho put the ball in the Oxford net?í

Super Tommy Broadbent

Si Ferry was at the CG too.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, May 16, 2022, 18:04:22
There did seem to be quite a lot of empty seats at the front of the Arkells actually, strange situation if the match is sold out. Is that the the family and friends section?

I was thinking the same. Someone mentioned in the last advisory board about this and I think it might stem from that you can't actually see the pitch because of the dug outs in the way. It was suggested why don't we remove the dug outs and just move them back similar to how they are at Old Trafford if that is the case?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, May 16, 2022, 18:07:31
Millwall away in the PO season was fun, but didn't see any trouble at Wembley.

IF we were to beat Vale, it would be interesting to see how many fans we take to Wembley. We struggled to scrape up 20k last time, but with the feel good factor returning I reckon we could manage 25-28k.

That issue was compounded by Wembley refusing the open up the cheaper tickets in the top tier unless we had almost sold out the bottom tier. It put a bunch of people off. If you get over the early 20s, then we should kick on towards 30k because the cheap seats will remain open and the more casual fans will be tempted by it.

Shithouse stuff from Wembley really.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, May 16, 2022, 18:09:15
Also there were no trains past Reading which didn't help.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, May 16, 2022, 18:37:57
Ah fuck yeah, forgot about that shit.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, May 16, 2022, 20:02:20
We took more to the Chesterfield cup game than the Preston play off



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Honkytonk on Monday, May 16, 2022, 20:50:52
What Preston game? We beat Sheffield in a thriller in the playoffs and then I and 19999 other Town fans went to London and had some beers. That was it. Nothing after that point occured.  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, May 16, 2022, 21:07:06
4.30 and 8.50  :)

https://youtu.be/ajiUduCbWZA


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Monday, May 16, 2022, 21:26:44
Watched the Sky Highlights from Sunday Didn't realise Alan Parry was doing the commentary. If you're looking for omens.... 'And that surely means it's the Premier League for Swindon Town now'.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, May 16, 2022, 22:05:44
4.30 and 8.50  :)

https://youtu.be/ajiUduCbWZA

Enjoyed that. Decent lads.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 05:38:49
Does this VLOG chap think away goals count? "If it stays like this we only need to score one".

Also "This is Swindon's big match, we're just happy to be here" at 1-0 had a very "As we're losing I'll say I don't care" vibe.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 06:26:27
Why would they be 'just happy to be here'?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 06:41:46
Why would they be 'just happy to be here'?

I think there's a bit of sarcasm in there  :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 09:49:44
We took more to the Chesterfield cup game than the Preston play off

In addition to the issue with trains and the weird way of not opening the top /cheapest tier, the Paint Pot final was also cheaper tickets overall too.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Port Vale pre match chat and match day thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 11:22:16
4.30 and 8.50  :)

https://youtu.be/ajiUduCbWZA

Dirty tactics?

Every team has their moron fans but I'm yet to see any evidence the Port Vale fan base have a couple of brain cells between them yet. What on earth are they talking about?