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Title: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Monday, September 5, 2022, 08:10:34
Yay, football returns to the CG this Saturday, and with our cracking start to the season I'm sure we are all looking forward to the same fast paced, attacking football that we have become accustomed to.
Newport have no chance, so I don't think they'll bring many.

Town 4-1 Sir Casnewydd  att: 39,341 (away 3)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Pericardinho on Monday, September 5, 2022, 08:19:24
Two shit teams

Let the battle of shit commence.

The ball to cannon off Jephcott's backside for a late 1-0 win.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, September 5, 2022, 08:22:57
We're going to go Four Four Fucking Two!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Monday, September 5, 2022, 08:39:06
Will be interesting to see if we have the lad from Banbury on the bench. Looking forward to seeing if Roberts can bring a directness to the game. But maybe he's not ready yet.

Honestly don't know if we are close to turning the draws into wins or defeats. Things need to settle a bit with the new lads.

so I'll go 1-1


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, September 5, 2022, 08:44:56
The only game I got to see live at the CG last season - and that was shite.

Expecting an improvement on Gillingham based on nothing more than selling my soul to the devil.

Heís got to get Darcy into that team and stop being afraid to drop Reed, Gladwin or Williams to accommodate him.

The back 4 is probably set in stone now barring injuries. If heís going to play Shade at least let him play where he can perform.

Like to see both Wakeling and Jephcott start if fit.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Pericardinho on Monday, September 5, 2022, 09:27:45
Jephcott needs support. He developed a good understanding with Hardie at plymouth.

He needs to play in a front 2. But we don't want to play 3 at the back and Reed apparently 'can't play a double pivot' which I find incredibly alarming.

So we are left with no choice other than the 442 diamond.

Issue with that is, you need midfielders who will work hard to help out the fullbacks in defence.

All our midfielders are happy on the ball but don't want to do the defensive side.



Title: Re: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Benzel on Monday, September 5, 2022, 09:37:15
Will be interesting to see if we have the lad from Banbury on the bench. Looking forward to seeing if Roberts can bring a directness to the game. But maybe he's not ready yet.

Honestly don't know if we are close to turning the draws into wins or defeats. Things need to settle a bit with the new lads.

so I'll go 1-1
I'd give him a shot, match fit and his tail will be up from early season form. Might inspire some of his teammates


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, September 5, 2022, 09:41:23
0-0 in front of 7,289 with 455 Sheepys there.

Khan MotM.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Batch on Monday, September 5, 2022, 09:58:30
Reed apparently 'can't play a double pivot' which I find incredibly alarming.

I'm not even sure what a "double pivot" is!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Pericardinho on Monday, September 5, 2022, 10:02:12
I'm not even sure what a "double pivot" is!

A double pivot is a withdrawn central-midfield or defensive-midfield pairing. They are positioned in front of the central defenders, inside the full-backs or wing-backs, and behind the attacking midfielders. The duo is most commonly used in a 4-2-3-1 formation, operating behind a single number 10.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Monday, September 5, 2022, 10:13:23
ah, I see. defensive midfielders.

so we are taking 'can't do the defensive job with khan'.

I refuse to believe Reed fluked last season. 

in any case there is no point in having Jephcott and sticking him up top on his own.

 I know the Paul Hart 'yeah but it becomes 3' bullshit can be used to justify it, but we know.. we know..


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: JBZ on Monday, September 5, 2022, 10:30:48
0-1

Att: 7,269

MoM: MacDonald

Less than positive chants commence in earnest at the 60th minute mark


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, September 5, 2022, 10:33:07
Heís got to get Darcy into that team and stop being afraid to drop Reed, Gladwin or Williams to accommodate him.

The back 4 is probably set in stone now barring injuries. If heís going to play Shade at least let him play where he can perform.

Like to see both Wakeling and Jephcott start if fit.
I agree.

                          Brynn
Lavinier     MacDonald   Clayton     Blake-Tracey
Shade            Reed      Darcy               Williams
               Jelphcott      Wakeling

(https://i.postimg.cc/v8xHh7SQ/442.png)
         


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, September 5, 2022, 10:54:09
A few posters suggesting Newport aren't very good it seems.

They sit lower in the table than us in 16th 2 wins 1 draw 4 defeats 9 goals for 10 goals against DLLLWWL in the league.

In every competition though its DLWLLWWWWL scoring 17 and conceding 15.

In the cups they
Won 3-2 away at Luton
Won 3-2 home to Pompey
Won 2-1 away at Exeter

They won 4-0 away at Harrogate as well where Town suffered their only league defeat.

So they have won 5 from their first 10 games in all comps with the well travelled Omar Bogle top scorer on 5 goals already and the rest of their goals spread between 8 players.

Its going to be way harder than league position may be suggesting.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, September 5, 2022, 11:17:54
I agree.

                          Brynn
Lavinier     MacDonald   Clayton     Blake-Tracey
Shade            Reed      Darcy               Williams
               Jelphcott      Wakeling
         

I like the look of that tbh


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Monday, September 5, 2022, 11:21:36
Me too, except put Gladwin in for Reed.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, September 5, 2022, 11:55:41
I'm not even sure what a "double pivot" is!

Don't think it's excel related. (apologies!)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: ronnie21 on Monday, September 5, 2022, 12:55:11
As I it understand the lad from Banbury was not full time so will more or less have to do a full pre-season too get up to speed, perhaps 10 mins at the end IF we are comfortable or losing heavily


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Monday, September 5, 2022, 13:13:35
Me too, except put Gladwin in for Reed.

You don't play Gladwin anywhere near the defence, suicide.  I like the look of the team, but can't see Lindsey being wiling to drop Gladwin (or Williams) for Darcy.  If he's not willing to do that I would put Darcy in for Shade, i get the feeling he will have an impact on the game wherever you put him in the midfield.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Monday, September 5, 2022, 14:08:00
That 442 Iíd go Williams on the right. Shade on the left. Khan in the middle with Darcy.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Riddick on Monday, September 5, 2022, 14:09:05
Anyone else not convinced Darcy is as good as a number of people on here think he is?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RobertT on Monday, September 5, 2022, 14:12:41
Anyone else not convinced Darcy is as good as a number of people on here think he is?

He has a little sparkle to work with - it may not become a flame, but he needs to be given a chance and nobody is standing in his way performance wise.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Monday, September 5, 2022, 14:13:19
Anyone else not convinced Darcy is as good as a number of people on here think he is?

He might not but from limited viewing he at least wants to get the ball and drive forward with it. Something Payne bought to us last season that none of other midfielders do.

Midfield has also been pretty crap so far this season, whatís the worst that could happen if we do put Darcy in?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Monday, September 5, 2022, 15:40:58
Me too, except put Gladwin in for Reed.
Agreed


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, September 5, 2022, 15:56:43
We're shit, but so are they. Will get seriously toxic if we don't win this one and our wins are like the UB40 song, one in ten.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Monday, September 5, 2022, 16:24:01
We're shit, but so are they. Will get seriously toxic if we don't win this one and our wins are like the UB40 song, one in ten.
And then Lindsey's arms "may enfold the dole queue"


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Ticker45 on Monday, September 5, 2022, 16:31:36
Anyone else not convinced Darcy is as good as a number of people on here think he is?

He certainly looks to have the ability but not being played in his natural midfield role consistently has not helped. Want him to really come good.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Monday, September 5, 2022, 16:42:36
Quote from: Riddick
Anyone else not convinced Darcy is as good as a number of people on here think he is?

like many of our  players, too early to tell if good/bad/average


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, September 5, 2022, 17:21:21
Jonny Williams preferred position is through the middle.
Notwithstanding Saturday surely bringing him alongside Wakeling could have been a game changer when Gills went down to 10.
At least he was prepared to side step a few Defenders.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Monday, September 5, 2022, 17:24:21
Jonny Williams preferred position is through the middle.
Notwithstanding Saturday surely bringing him alongside Wakeling could have been a game changer when Gills went down to 10.
At least he was prepared to side step a few Defenders.
..and he has a goal in him


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, September 5, 2022, 17:26:19
Jonny Williams preferred position is through the middle.
Notwithstanding Saturday surely bringing him alongside Wakeling could have been a game changer when Gills went down to 10.
At least he was prepared to side step a few Defenders.

Lindsey would have to look up first before making a tactical switch which could have won the game!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 08:13:55
Ref for Saturday is Peter Wright. Last reffed us for our 2-1 away FA cup win at Walsall.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: JoeMezz on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 08:34:09
Team for me should be

                                      Brynn

Livinier       MacDonald          Clayton      Blake-Tracey

                                     Reed
 
                       Williams           Gladwin

Shade                         Jephcott                   Wakeling


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 08:37:37
No Khan? No Darcy?

No way!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 08:39:49
 
                     Brynn
Lavinier MacDonald Clayton Blake-Tracey
            Reed Khan Gladwin
                   Williams
            Jephcott Wakeling

For me. Tempted by Darcy ahead of Williams, but think Williams' ceiling is higher if we can get him playing well.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: JoeMezz on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 09:13:33
No Khan? No Darcy?

No way!

Haven't seen Khan play that well tbh, was fairly decent at Stockport.

Fair on Darcy, maybe Darcy for Williams but as post says William's ceiling is higher.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 09:34:48
Haven't seen Khan play that well tbh, was fairly decent at Stockport.

Fair on Darcy, maybe Darcy for Williams but as post says William's ceiling is higher.
Interesting, for me Khan has been out best midfielder so far in almost every game for me.

Constantly harrying the opposition and playing a few good passes and making some great interceptions, his final ball at times is a bit loose but hes improving every game alongside better players than he has played with so far.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 09:40:57
Wouldn't have a problem with JoeM's selection.

Could be that the most experienced midfield will be needed on Saturday with Darcy & Khan as good options off the bench.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 09:41:03
Same as Nemo but Darcy for Reed


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 09:41:42
Same as Nemo but Darcy for Reed
I would go Darcy for Gladwin in that line up, otherwise looks good.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 10:15:38
My Newport Mate coming down not confident, Iím not confident.
Got a 0-0 all over it.

Would be magical to just bloody win.⚽️


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: newmarket red on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 10:53:50
                                                      brynn
Lavanier                baudrey                              clayton               blake tracey  
 
Darcey                    khan                reed              williams             wakeling  
      
                                                      
                                                   Jephcott


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 11:08:08
I want to see a game without Gladwin, Iím still not convinced he is good for the overall team. Last weekend was a case in point, against 10 men you want to play fast paced football not the one paced game you get with Gladwin.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 11:27:08
I do not think we can play Gladwin and Williams in the same team, not from kick off.

Reed is utterly wasted in our team, no point in playing him.

I'd have to go with:

Brynn
Livinier
Blake-Tracey
MacDonald
Clayton
Khan
Darcy
Williams/Gladwin - switch at 60 mins
Shade
Wakleing
Jephcott

I really don't want to have to play Shade, but it is that or three central defenders and we looked worse when we did that.  Shade offers little for me and I don't see him changing much.  I reckon he is one of those players who looked this way five years ago and stood out at Academy level as a result, but as he got older everyone else progresses or you have to move to first team football.  Hopefully I am wrong.

There are three players in that team that I'd prefer to be a back-up right now, but nobody is ahead of them in the pec king order to play 4-3-3.  It should still be good enough to get results, not sure it would get promoted though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 11:49:38
Shade could grow into the roving role across a front three.
If he's encouraged to take people on & get some shots away then he may well come good.

Has a chance to impress before RH-M is ready for first team selection.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: normy on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 16:06:09
Interesting, for me Khan has been out best midfielder so far in almost every game for me.

Constantly harrying the opposition and playing a few good passes and making some great interceptions, his final ball at times is a bit loose but hes improving every game alongside better players than he has played with so far.

Agree with all that, but his shooting for goal has been poor so far, I hope it can improve.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 16:10:22
Agree with all that, but his shooting for goal has been poor so far, I hope it can improve.
Oh his shooting has not been great but you can say that nobody has really looked that good in sight of goal this season. I think Khan will improve a lot more yet though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 17:11:32
Khan has looked to have something that can be unlocked - the tricky bit is I keep forgetting he isn't one of the youngsters though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: swindonmaniac on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 17:15:03
So, do we reckon it will still go ahead ??.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 17:17:09
doubtful.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 17:26:37
Nope


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 18:29:21
Consideration in respect of EFL fixtures will be discussed with the Government and the wider sport sector during the period ahead and an appropriate announcement will be made at the earliest opportunity.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: tans on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 18:30:08
So knowing the EFL, 1455 on saturday


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: donkey on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 18:30:41
Ref for Saturday is Peter Wright. Last reffed us for our 2-1 away FA cup win at Walsall.


Snakebite


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Pookemon on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 18:38:23
It's an extremely sad day, we all thought she would go on forever.  I'd have thought tributes at every game in a showing of national unity would be a better way to remember her majesty than simply cancelling them.   



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 19:56:14
tomorrow's game are off and

A determination regarding the remainder of this weekendís scheduled fixtures will be made following a review of the official mourning guidance, in addition to further consultation with DCMS and other sports on Friday morning


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 19:58:08
Brynn

Lavinier
MacDonald
Clayton
Blake-Tracy

Khan
Aguiar


Shade
Darcy
Wakeling

Jephcott

4231

Time to drastically change our midfield up. Reed, Gladwin & Williams all out


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Pericardinho on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 20:28:10
It would be absolutely ridiculous if they called Saturday games off.

No football? what next? no playing in the park. No going to the cinema. No going to the pub.

Do they want us to just sit in a dark room in silence until somebody decides a magic day that we can return to normal.

People will have paid for travel, tickets etc and taken time off work. It's also a big mental health boost for people having football on a Saturday. They work all week for it.

Just bollocks to be honest with you. The show must go on.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 20:35:32
It would be absolutely ridiculous if they called Saturday games off.

No football? what next? no playing in the park. No going to the cinema. No going to the pub.

Do they want us to just sit in a dark room in silence until somebody decides a magic day that we can return to normal.

People will have paid for travel, tickets etc and taken time off work. It's also a big mental health boost for people having football on a Saturday. They work all week for it.

Just bollocks to be honest with you. The show must go on.

Seems like everything is stoppingÖincluding the Royal Mail strikes, we are stopping those and going to workÖbecause?!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 20:40:44

The show must go on.


That was a different Queen.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: swindonmaniac on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 20:59:30
It's an extremely sad day, we all thought she would go on forever.  I'd have thought tributes at every game in a showing of national unity would be a better way to remember her majesty than simply cancelling them.   


This.  Would she have wanted everyone to cancel their weekend and stay home mourning.   RIP Queenie,  think games need to go on and maybe a minutes silence would be more appropriate.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 21:32:30
Trouble is I remember we were away at Cardiff City just after Princess Margaret died. A few unsavouries ruined the minutes silence, I heard it on the radio. Disrespectful scum.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 21:47:02
This.  Would she have wanted everyone to cancel their weekend and stay home mourning.   RIP Queenie,  think games need to go on and maybe a minutes silence would be more appropriate.
100%


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 22:38:52
Football is kind of irrelevant at times like this, if we are in a national period of mourning then they should be cancelled. Itís fairly significant in the history of the country so a few football matches being cancelled should be of concern to anyone.

I thought the 10 day plan had already been devised so guess we will find out tomorrow.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Pookemon on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 23:35:27
Football is kind of irrelevant at times like this, if we are in a national period of mourning then they should be cancelled. Itís fairly significant in the history of the country so a few football matches being cancelled should be of concern to anyone.

I thought the 10 day plan had already been devised so guess we will find out tomorrow.
I don't agree that they should be cancelled.   It should certainly be a different experience and the occasion marked but Football is irrelevant at times like this, whether or not the game is played.

Where do you stop - do we close everything?  Cancel concerts, close theme parks, pubs, cinemas, Netflix etc.   Who pays for them closing and compensates those that lose out?

Money could also be seen as irrelevant after an event if such historical significance, but if you're the one losing out it almost certainly isn't.

I should add that I do expect them to be called off.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Friday, September 9, 2022, 07:15:55
I don't agree that they should be cancelled.   It should certainly be a different experience and the occasion marked but Football is irrelevant at times like this, whether or not the game is played.

Where do you stop - do we close everything?  Cancel concerts, close theme parks, pubs, cinemas, Netflix etc.   Who pays for them closing and compensates those that lose out?

Money could also be seen as irrelevant after an event if such historical significance, but if you're the one losing out it almost certainly isn't.

I should add that I do expect them to be called off.
Yes,agreed. She loved sport apparently so what better tribute than a full sporting weekend reflecting the glorious tradition of her kingdom. I just don't see how participating is being disrespectful.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: ThreeDrawsMentality on Friday, September 9, 2022, 07:43:37
Football is kind of irrelevant at times like this, if we are in a national period of mourning then they should be cancelled. Itís fairly significant in the history of the country so a few football matches being cancelled should be of concern to anyone.

I thought the 10 day plan had already been devised so guess we will find out tomorrow.
If football is irrelevant during a national period of mourning, then it should have to extend to other avenues of enjoyment such as cinemas, pubs, parks, the lot. I really struggle with the logic that this should apply to sport and sport only, especially as the Queen herself was a big sports lover.

The images of packed stadiums observing moments of silence and the displays that go with it will be a much more fitting vision of remembrance than forcing people to mope at home.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 08:02:45
Have to say the image of a totally silent Old Trafford was very powerful

Did they have a minute's silence for the Queen too?
(baddum tiss)
-------------------------
Protocol will be followed. I'm not one for cancelling but it'll be what will be.

Maybe the chances of a respectful silence is diminished playing a Welsh team anyway. Though that says more about them.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, September 9, 2022, 08:18:47
If football is irrelevant during a national period of mourning, then it should have to extend to other avenues of enjoyment such as cinemas, pubs, parks, the lot. I really struggle with the logic that this should apply to sport and sport only, especially as the Queen herself was a big sports lover.

The images of packed stadiums observing moments of silence and the displays that go with it will be a much more fitting vision of remembrance than forcing people to mope at home.
Take tomorrow as an example. Itís Newport, there will be trouble, lots of Police will be needed and itís hardly appropriate during a National period of mourning.

Itís literally one week in a lifetime, Northern Ireland have already cancelled their matches and I hope we do the same. Sport can afford to be out of the limelight for a week.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Friday, September 9, 2022, 08:18:56
I see Liverpool and Celtic are home tomorrow.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Pericardinho on Friday, September 9, 2022, 08:34:53
Take tomorrow as an example. Itís Newport, there will be trouble, lots of Police will be needed and itís hardly appropriate during a National period of mourning.

Itís literally one week in a lifetime, Northern Ireland have already cancelled their matches and I hope we do the same. Sport can afford to be out of the limelight for a week.

I mean this in the most respectful way possible.

I don't give a fuck about the queens death. I want to go to the football.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, September 9, 2022, 08:42:21
Itís one game.

Go to the pub with mates instead, see family, etc

I realise Iím saying this on a football forum but Bill Shankley was wrong, there is more to life than football


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Pericardinho on Friday, September 9, 2022, 08:56:18
That's the whole point though

Why is going to the pub and doing virtually any other leisure activity ok, but going to football isn't?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Pookemon on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:02:19
Itís one game.

Go to the pub with mates instead, see family, etc

I realise Iím saying this on a football forum but Bill Shankley was wrong, there is more to life than football
Is it one game or is it 3 over the next 10 days?  


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Pookemon on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:04:41
And I go to football with friends and family.  Not sure some would make a 100 mile round trip just to see me, I fucking wouldn't.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:05:57
Take tomorrow as an example. Itís Newport, there will be trouble, lots of Police will be needed and itís hardly appropriate during a National period of mourning.


This, today's Tour of Britain stage was cancelled straight after she passed as a mark of respect, later on last night the whole race has been knocked on the head as they just cannot police it as police have been recalled to their home forces, leave cancelled etc, I suspect football will be the same.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:14:34
I've just been reading about what sports are doing this weekend and I guess it's down to the relevant governing bodies as to what they do - in football there is an official mourning guidance apparently.

A lot of the events on Friday have been cancelled. A few events, such as all the Scottish domestic Rugby fixtures and the Northern Ireland football fixtures have all been postponed for Saturday/Sunday. Further afield the Formula One and US Open will continue with a minute's silence. I guess by later this morning we should know about whether events will happen tomorrow or not.

My personal opinion, which isn't vehement, is that sporting events should go ahead with a period of silence/celebration/remembrance before matches. I just hope that if that is the case that our Welsh counterparts don't ruin this, the same with Celtic up in Scotland as well.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Hyabb17 on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:30:05
Trouble is I remember we were away at Cardiff City just after Princess Margaret died. A few unsavouries ruined the minutes silence, I heard it on the radio. Disrespectful scum.

I was at that game & the ref ended the 2mins silence early.

My personal opinion on this matter is that sport, events etc should continue this weekend if the policing etc isn't an issue.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:31:04
Yeah the Government says its up to the EDL EFL/Prem.
I reckon they'll cancel because the wrath of footy fans is less than the "didn't show respect" backlash

Anyway, apparently they are meeting at 11. Or the Prem are.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:31:20
My personal opinion, which isn't vehement, is that sporting events should go ahead with a period of silence/celebration/remembrance before matches. I just hope that if that is the case that our Welsh counterparts don't ruin this, the same with Celtic up in Scotland as well.
This makes the most sense to me too.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:32:06
Yeah the Government says its up to the EDL/Prem.
I reckon they'll cancel because the wrath of footy fans is less than the "didn't show respect" backlash

Anyway, apparently they are meeting at 11. Or the Prem are.

EDL?  ???


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:32:40
Anyway, apparently they are meeting at 11. Or the Prem are.
The EFL will follow suit with the Prem.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:34:22
EDL?  ???

Oh FFS.

Probably best not to involve them


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:35:10
EDL?  ???

Yeah it's up to Tommy Robinson whether the football goes ahead or not! :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:35:44
Yeah it's up to Tommy Robinson whether the football goes ahead or not! :)
LOOOOOOTOOOOOON.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:41:25
Apparently it's going to be up to the clubs as to whether they postpone or not. Not sure how accurate that snippet of information I have been sent is!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: DMC on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:44:19
As Clem is currently mid flight on his way over i am sure he would want it to go ahead


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: ThreeDrawsMentality on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:46:14
Rugby set to go ahead


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:46:43
Further afield the Formula One and US Open will continue with a minute's silence.

I see no reason whatsoever why anything should be postponed outside the UK, its not like we would do likewise if the king of Spain died?

Apparently it's going to be up to the clubs as to whether they postpone or not. Not sure how accurate that snippet of information I have been sent is!

Oh great, once again drop it down to the lowest level so there will be no consistency and clubs that choose to postpone (or not) will get all the shit, its like the dithering over lockdowns all over again!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:50:38
Apparently it's going to be up to the clubs as to whether they postpone or not. Not sure how accurate that snippet of information I have been sent is!

I am not doubting that's what you were told. But surely its all or nowt from the EFL.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:55:58
As Clem is currently mid flight on his way over i am sure he would want it to go ahead

Not given how we have played so far this season :)

Obviously previous performance is in no way a guarantee of future performance!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:56:54
I see no reason whatsoever why anything should be postponed outside the UK, its not like we would do likewise if the king of Spain died?

Oh great, once again drop it down to the lowest level so there will be no consistency and clubs that choose to postpone (or not) will get all the shit, its like the dithering over lockdowns all over again!

With you on both points.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:04:25
A lot of noise Premier League is off. So...we'll follow


Confirmed as OFF (Premier League).


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:11:57
Further to discussions on Friday morning it has been determined that all EFL fixtures from 9-10 September will be postponed as a mark of respect by the National Sport to the passing of HRH Queen Elizabeth II


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:18:24
All games off.

https://www.efl.com/news/2022/september/efl-statement-weekend-fixtures-postponed/


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:19:44
At least there is something else for everybody to get outraged about..


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:20:03
Further to discussions on Friday morning it has been determined that all EFL fixtures from 9-10 September will be postponed as a mark of respect by the National Sport to the passing of HRH Queen Elizabeth II

Good, wasn't that bothered about Swindon's game, but our lass has a game on Sunday which I could really do without so fingers crossed grass roots will follow the league lead!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Pericardinho on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:27:46
What a load of bollocks.

I'm actually amazed anybody can support this decision.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:31:28
What a load of bollocks.

I'm actually amazed anybody can support this decision.

Agreed, I presume on that basis shops, cinemas and pubs will also be closed.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:31:32
Good, wasn't that bothered about Swindon's game, but our lass has a game on Sunday which I could really do without so fingers crossed grass roots will follow the league lead!

Sunday is the 11th ;)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:32:18
Fair enough. No complaints.
I'd imagine that the atmosphere would have been quite subdued anyway.

It's not as if there will be a long wait until the next home game.

To avoid leaving people out of pocket, hopefully transport & accommodation providers will look favourably on requests for money back on bookings that would not normally be refundable.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: bathford on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:35:20
Totally agree with this decision. As a mark of respect it is a must. Itís only a football match for heavenís sake.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:35:40
Fair enough. No complaints.
I'd imagine that the atmosphere would have been quite subdued anyway.

To avoid leaving people out of pocket, hopefully transport & accommodation providers will look favourably on requests for money back on bookings that would not normally be refundable.
That's what I call supreme optimism!🙂


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: ThreeDrawsMentality on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:39:51
Agreed, I presume on that basis shops, cinemas and pubs will also be closed.
Absolutely this. I really struggle to understand why sport is always viewed in isolation. Those who wished to mark their respect in the method of the game being postponed could have elected to stay at home for their period of reflection, rather than putting everyone into the same basket.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Pericardinho on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:45:10
Those that wish to mourn can sit at home with the curtains closed and crack on.

The rest of us should be allowed to continue as normal.



Title: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:48:34
Glad it's off

I'm hoping to catch up on BBCs rolling news coverage showing sad people outside Buckingham palace taking selfies again.

Maybe they can chase cars to get photos of sad looking royals like they did yesterday.

R.E S.P.E.C.T


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:49:35
Absolutely this. I really struggle to understand why sport is always viewed in isolation. Those who wished to mark their respect in the method of the game being postponed could have elected to stay at home for their period of reflection, rather than putting everyone into the same basket.
Is the distinction not the nature of the event. Is tribalism and people trying to beat each other at something really appropriate during a period of national mourning?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:50:19
I'm going to the cinema if that's allowed. I can mourn at my poor film choice I guess if it's terrible.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RedRag on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:50:25
Not disappointed as had been due to miss the Newport game.

After Gillingham last week, I was returning to Kent this weekend for Maidstone v Solihull.

In passing, I don't really understand why sport is considered suitable to close down for respect but presumably not pubs n clubs, concerts, restaurants, leisure shopping etc - none of which are likely to bother with even a minute's silence.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:51:02
Absolutely this. I really struggle to understand why sport is always viewed in isolation. Those who wished to mark their respect in the method of the game being postponed could have elected to stay at home for their period of reflection, rather than putting everyone into the same basket.
I agree


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:53:08
Horse racing resumes Sunday so I presume the next round of fixtures will go ahead as planned.

Itís 1 game on 1 Saturday. Even if itís lip service what does it really matter.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Pericardinho on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:53:28
The rugby is going ahead

Please make any of this make sense

It's an absolute shambles and an insult to football fans who pay good hard earned money to get their only release from a shit week.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Pericardinho on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:54:27
Horse racing resumes Sunday so I presume the next round of fixtures will go ahead as planned.

Itís 1 game on 1 Saturday. Even if itís lip service what does it really matter.

It wouldn't matter if they were consistent.

If you want to force a country to mourn, then shut everything down and put us into a weekend lockdown.

You can't pick and chose which leisure events to chalk off. It's bollocks.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Saxondale on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:54:40
Glad it's off

I'm hoping to catch up on BBCs rolling news coverage showing sad people outside Buckingham palace taking selfies again.

Maybe they can chase cars to get photos of sad looking royals like they did yesterday.

R.E S.P.E.C.T

I personally enjoy the bits where the media tell us 'we are all feeling a sense of loss' as 'she was part of all our families'.  Or she was our 'spiritual godmother'.

Im really going to be gritting my teeth for a couple of weeks aren't I.





Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RedRag on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:55:59
The rugby is going ahead

Please make any of this make sense

It's an absolute shambles and an insult to football fans who pay good hard earned money to get their only release from a shit week.
Don't think rugby is now going ahead.

Still why are other forms of entertainment and leisure unaffected?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:06:52
Don't think rugby is now going ahead.

Still why are other forms of entertainment and leisure unaffected?

Because a pub/cinema/theatre doesn't need the same level of infrastructure and control as a gathering of 10k/20k/50k people all meeting in one place.

It's really not difficult to understand, people comparing cinemas to a live professional sporting event really have not thought things through..

Like it or not, the emergency services will be more under pressure at the moment due to the unplanned events and people gathering that is bound to take place for an unpresidented event like this, so to ask them to be available for let's say 80 sporting events over the weekend to add to that pressure on top of those unplanned events that will be taking place, it's hardly surprising that they took the simple decision of just cancelling those sporting events for one weekend.  Not taking into account everyone saying that those that want to mourn just stay at home with the curtains drawn, if you work for the emergency services you won't have that choice.

People just need to chill..  It's one game.  The outrage on Twitter would be ammusing if it wasn't so pathetic.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:07:12
Don't think rugby is now going ahead.

Still why are other forms of entertainment and leisure unaffected?
They aren't I know of 5 comedy gigs with friends in that have been cancelled so far including our local one here tomorrow (Sarah Millican is going ahead) the local street fair (an annual thing down here) has also been cancelled, my sisters marathon on Sunday has been cancelled too.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:19:16
It wouldn't matter if they were consistent.

If you want to force a country to mourn, then shut everything down and put us into a weekend lockdown.

You can't pick and chose which leisure events to chalk off. It's bollocks.
EFL and PL werenít told by anybody to cancel fixtures. As separate organisations they themselves chose to cancel as, they thought, a mark of respect.

Just pretend itís been pissing down or itís snowed like fuck and the game is off!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:26:06
Quote from: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey

Just pretend itís been pissing down

[power]
no refunds
[/power]


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RobertT on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:28:17
Because a pub/cinema/theatre doesn't need the same level of infrastructure and control as a gathering of 10k/20k/50k people all meeting in one place.

It's really not difficult to understand, people comparing cinemas to a live professional sporting event really have not thought things through..

Like it or not, the emergency services will be more under pressure at the moment due to the unplanned events and people gathering that is bound to take place for an unpresidented event like this, so to ask them to be available for let's say 80 sporting events over the weekend to add to that pressure on top of those unplanned events that will be taking place, it's hardly surprising that they took the simple decision of just cancelling those sporting events for one weekend.  Not taking into account everyone saying that those that want to mourn just stay at home with the curtains drawn, if you work for the emergency services you won't have that choice.

People just need to chill..  It's one game.  The outrage on Twitter would be ammusing if it wasn't so pathetic.

Stop it with this thoughtful type of musing.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:33:28
Stop it with this thoughtful type of musing.

Apologies, I forgot about the 80% bollocks in a moment of weakness..  I'll let everyone else continue spouting..


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Hyabb17 on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:34:51
Don't think rugby is now going ahead.

Still why are other forms of entertainment and leisure unaffected?

RFU have confirmed that their fixtures go ahead this weekend.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:35:01
Horse racing resumes Sunday so I presume the next round of fixtures will go ahead as planned.

Itís 1 game on 1 Saturday. Even if itís lip service what does it really matter.
Matters a lot if you go every week.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:35:15
Just out of interest what happened with fixtures when Di died, I don't recall all this uproar then?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RobertT on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:36:46
Just out of interest what happened with fixtures when Di died, I don't recall all this uproar then?

She was an outcast, given special approval to even get the State send off I think.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:37:08
Just out of interest what happened with fixtures when Di died, I don't recall all this uproar then?
Di was a tragedy, the Queens death was expected.  She died of old age not an unexpected accident.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:43:40
This is a ruling monarch, so if you want to compare, take a look at what happened when George went.  It happened 70 years ago, so doesn't make much sense to.

Whether people like it or not, this is a truly unique event for the very vast majority of the country, so you can pick the details of the decision as much as you like, or you can just accept that this is the decision that has been made and move on.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:45:58
Actually to answer my own question I suspect they were cancelled as the funeral was on the Saturday after she died, I remember my mate turned up to watch it at ours with beers, which after a week of naked old people I needed, so pretty much like watching the football.

Its only 1 day, spend it with your family or whatever, considering how perpetually miserable many are with town on here at the moment, might be a blessing.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:46:01
can't see many gatherings in Swindon taking police resources.

London, yes


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:48:02
can't see many gatherings in Swindon taking police resources.

London, yes

Knackers are being moved all over the place, see my earlier post about the tour of Britain being binned as they cannot police it, so I suspect a fair few Wiltshire old bill will be being deployed up in the smoke for the next week or so.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:49:27
can't see many gatherings in Swindon taking police resources.

London, yes

What do you think happens when the Met need re-enforcements for an unplanned event?


Title: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:49:42
ah yeah, fair point given its Newport.

they'll have to come back for Tuesday though ;)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:56:02
Because a pub/cinema/theatre doesn't need the same level of infrastructure and control as a gathering of 10k/20k/50k people all meeting in one place.

It's really not difficult to understand, people comparing cinemas to a live professional sporting event really have not thought things through..

Like it or not, the emergency services will be more under pressure at the moment due to the unplanned events and people gathering that is bound to take place for an unpresidented event like this, so to ask them to be available for let's say 80 sporting events over the weekend to add to that pressure on top of those unplanned events that will be taking place, it's hardly surprising that they took the simple decision of just cancelling those sporting events for one weekend.  Not taking into account everyone saying that those that want to mourn just stay at home with the curtains drawn, if you work for the emergency services you won't have that choice.

People just need to chill..  It's one game.  The outrage on Twitter would be ammusing if it wasn't so pathetic.

Nailed it



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:09:08
So we can see the usual suspects moaning about something other than the football this weekend.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:13:53
Matters a lot if you go every week.

If you go every week, Iíd suggest it matters less because you can just treat it as a week off.
I go to work every week - doesnít mean I donít mind missing a week!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:15:41
If you go every week, Iíd suggest it matters less because you can just treat it as a week off.
I go to work every week - doesnít mean I donít mind missing a week!
But I donít want a day off, I want to go to football !.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:15:57
(Sarah Millican is going ahead)

So all the comedy has been cancelled then


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:17:14
So all the comedy has been cancelled then

 :D :D :D :D



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:17:52
But I donít want a day off, I want to go to football !.

Iíd strongly suggest that says more about your quality of life than it does anything else.
Iíve been there.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:19:13
Iíd strongly suggest that says more about your quality of life than it does anything else.
Iíve been there.
:Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick: :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick: :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:31:38
So all the comedy has been cancelled then

Itís not been cancelled on the thread. Some pure gold posted today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:32:41
Iíd strongly suggest that says more about your quality of life than it does anything else.
Iíve been there.

But have you been there since the DRS was built?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:35:00
But have you been there since the DRS was built?

He won't know what you mean 4D. The Intel Stand. :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Boy About Town on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:41:19
Because a pub/cinema/theatre doesn't need the same level of infrastructure and control as a gathering of 10k/20k/50k people all meeting in one place.

It's really not difficult to understand, people comparing cinemas to a live professional sporting event really have not thought things through..

Like it or not, the emergency services will be more under pressure at the moment due to the unplanned events and people gathering that is bound to take place for an unpresidented event like this, so to ask them to be available for let's say 80 sporting events over the weekend to add to that pressure on top of those unplanned events that will be taking place, it's hardly surprising that they took the simple decision of just cancelling those sporting events for one weekend.  Not taking into account everyone saying that those that want to mourn just stay at home with the curtains drawn, if you work for the emergency services you won't have that choice.

People just need to chill..  It's one game.  The outrage on Twitter would be ammusing if it wasn't so pathetic.

Spot on.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:41:51
But have you been there since the DRS was built?

About 360 times give or take.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:46:14
About 360 times give or take.


So you haven't sat in every seat then? Poor.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:53:43
So all the comedy has been cancelled then
Love that!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:54:40
Sunday is the 11th ;)

Its been postponed, good stuff!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:57:17
RFU have confirmed that their fixtures go ahead this weekend.
Aah,rugby. The game from which football can apparently learn so much about "respect"


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RedRag on Friday, September 9, 2022, 13:00:02
Because a pub/cinema/theatre doesn't need the same level of infrastructure and control as a gathering of 10k/20k/50k people all meeting in one place.

It's really not difficult to understand, people comparing cinemas to a live professional sporting event really have not thought things through..

Like it or not, the emergency services will be more under pressure at the moment due to the unplanned events and people gathering that is bound to take place for an unpresidented event like this, so to ask them to be available for let's say 80 sporting events over the weekend to add to that pressure on top of those unplanned events that will be taking place, it's hardly surprising that they took the simple decision of just cancelling those sporting events for one weekend.  Not taking into account everyone saying that those that want to mourn just stay at home with the curtains drawn, if you work for the emergency services you won't have that choice.

People just need to chill..  It's one game.  The outrage on Twitter would be ammusing if it wasn't so pathetic.
Perhaps ask yourself who you think needs to chill?  Mildly questioning the widespread cancellation of sport on a football forum doesn't really need to be so shot down.

I'm all for respect, it was just the uneven application of it that I was questioning.  No outrage there.

So I was interested to learn, calmly, from Venks, that some comedy gigs were being cancelled.

And then to learn, less calmly tbf, about the valid angle from our already beleaguered emergency services' point of view.

Hopefully Premiership Rugby and the O2 hosting the  Shields:Marshall fight will also come on board.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Friday, September 9, 2022, 13:20:50
Perhaps ask yourself who you think needs to chill?  Mildly questioning the widespread cancellation of sport on a football forum doesn't really need to be so shot down.

I'm all for respect, it was just the uneven application of it that I was questioning.  No outrage there.

So I was interested to learn, calmly, from Venks, that some comedy gigs were being cancelled.

And then to learn, less calmly tbf, about the valid angle from our already beleaguered emergency services' point of view.

Hopefully Premiership Rugby and the O2 hosting the  Shields:Marshall fight will also come on board.

As stated in my post, the people need to chill are those that are outraged by the postponement on Social media (specifically twitter).  If you think my post was aimed at you, then you are barking up the wrong tree.  I responded to your question, calmly, in the first line.

Do I get from your post that you feel that I was being less than calm in my point of view over the emergency services.  I would love to know where you feel I expressed my view less calmly..


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: derbystfc on Friday, September 9, 2022, 13:25:37
Perhaps ask yourself who you think needs to chill?  Mildly questioning the widespread cancellation of sport on a football forum doesn't really need to be so shot down.

I'm all for respect, it was just the uneven application of it that I was questioning.  No outrage there.

So I was interested to learn, calmly, from Venks, that some comedy gigs were being cancelled.

And then to learn, less calmly tbf, about the valid angle from our already beleaguered emergency services' point of view.

Hopefully Premiership Rugby and the O2 hosting the  Shields:Marshall fight will also come on board.

Sheilds and Marshall been postponed


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RedRag on Friday, September 9, 2022, 13:29:25
Sheilds and Marshall been postponed
So just the Premiership egg chasers  :hmmm:


Title: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 13:31:00
Quote
So just the Premiership egg chasers  :hmmm:
+ the cricket


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Friday, September 9, 2022, 13:33:10
Cricket has already gone I think, cancelled rather than postponed.

Just out of interest, what sort of crowds do they get at an average Premiership rugby game, I really have no clue..  I know it depends on the teams etc..


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Friday, September 9, 2022, 13:39:04
Cricket didn't play today, but will play at the weekend.

Prem Rugby crowds can be pretty large, Welford Road (Leics Tigers) holds 25k and can fill up. Kingsholm (Gloucs) 16k, Bristol play at and occasionally sell out Ashton Gate. At least equivalent to Championship football. Policing difference will be the lack of segregation though, I assume the number of police (deemed to be) required is far fewer than an equivalent football crowd.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Friday, September 9, 2022, 13:45:51
Cricket didn't play today, but will play at the weekend.

Prem Rugby crowds can be pretty large, Welford Road (Leics Tigers) holds 25k and can fill up. Kingsholm (Gloucs) 16k, Bristol play at and occasionally sell out Ashton Gate. At least equivalent to Championship football. Policing difference will be the lack of segregation though, I assume the number of police (deemed to be) required is far fewer than an equivalent football crowd.

Interesting, i have only been to England Rugby so only had that to go on.  Championship size is a good comparison then.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: RedRag on Friday, September 9, 2022, 14:13:41
+ the cricket
premiership eggchasers and the cricket.

I'd thought you were meaning some County stuff from Sunday onwards but the Lords Test is indeed still on - or back on again - from Saturday.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RedRag on Friday, September 9, 2022, 14:45:59
As stated in my post, the people need to chill are those that are outraged by the postponement on Social media (specifically twitter).  If you think my post was aimed at you, then you are barking up the wrong tree.  I responded to your question, calmly, in the first line.

Do I get from your post that you feel that I was being less than calm in my point of view over the emergency services.  I would love to know where you feel I expressed my view less calmly..
Not going to break it all down but your post came across to me as a little exasperated at the lack of thought in the "why postpone" question. Perhaps that came on the end of a load of Twitter bollix   ;D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Godd002 on Friday, September 9, 2022, 14:52:21
I am very dissapointed that there will not be a match tomorrow.  yes i dont have a life...well actually i replace watching Town with going to school to work another 5 hours on saturday mornings so i think that is a win.  

Are there events for the queen going on this weekend thus the safety services will be busy with that?

Being American obviously my connection is not as great but i can highly respect a person who has served their country for 70 years.  I have read/seen things over the years how England no longer needs the monarchy.  I am not sure if need is there or not but let me tell you from a person who lives in a country that is currently tearing apart due to radical politics, it would be nice to have that one person like the queen that is constant and can bring the country together just by being there.

I will say that I hope matches resume soon.  I think sport brings people together and you can show respect and love in a time of crisis.  in 2001 a few days after 9/11 here, Nebraska had a game against Rice.  they decided to move forward and not let terroists change our lives.  This was the first event of any kind really after 9/11 but they decided to change a pre-game ritual to honor the first responders.  it was the loudest that stadium of 78,000 at that time had ever been.  so I hope moving forward this is what occurs and great respect for the Queen is shown in the next matches to come.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIGATT7g06Y
 

But maybe not same situation overall ?



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Friday, September 9, 2022, 14:53:01
Not going to break it all down but your post came across to me as a little exasperated at the lack of thought in the "why postpone" question. Perhaps that came on the end of a load of Twitter bollix   ;D


Fair enough, no exasperation here.  No point in posting your thoughts on twitter as it just blows up in your face, just posting my thoughts on here, initially in response to your question and then followed up with some reasoning.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Friday, September 9, 2022, 15:30:47
+ the cricket
And rugby league


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 15:32:11
And rugby league

If we are going into minority sports

+ Ice Hockey.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RobertT on Friday, September 9, 2022, 15:34:10
The policing aspect of Premiership Rugby would be far less than football and even cricket I imagine (international).


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Hyabb17 on Friday, September 9, 2022, 15:35:37
The policing aspect of Premiership Rugby would be far less than football and even cricket I imagine (international).

The postponements this weekend were not down to policing issues, that will be next weekend.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RobertT on Friday, September 9, 2022, 15:38:14
I should have noted I was responding to Berniman.  I have no opinion on the reasons why people would or wouldn't decide to cancel events this weekend, it matters to me not.  I don't see any reason for people to get annoyed by it though, beyond personal cost if it means financial impact.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Friday, September 9, 2022, 15:54:18
If we are going into minority sports

+ Ice Hockey.
Rugby League.Average attendances 16,000. Aah sorry,you were probably joking!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, September 9, 2022, 16:34:48
The Sutton game goes ahead Tuesday


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, September 11, 2022, 11:27:19
The Sutton game goes ahead Tuesday
ÖÖ..hopefully


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, September 11, 2022, 11:41:03
It is


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, September 11, 2022, 11:52:31
The Sutton game goes ahead Tuesday

And all non-London games look to be going ahead also next weekend.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Friday, September 16, 2022, 11:24:37
Tuesday 4th October


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, October 2, 2022, 19:47:37
A close fought game Swindon 1 Newport 0 (Wakeling) att: 8,245 inc 450 Taffs


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, October 2, 2022, 20:14:08
A close fought game Swindon 1 Newport 0 (Wakeling) att: 8,245 inc 450 Taffs
Iíd settle for that.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, October 2, 2022, 20:21:06
Iíd settle for that.

Just win doesn't matter how we play!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Monday, October 3, 2022, 08:08:07
Newport won at Orient on Saturday. Great  ::)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Monday, October 3, 2022, 10:45:49
One change I'd be inclined to make,injuries notwithstanding, Khan for Reed


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, October 3, 2022, 13:19:47
Macdonald has dislocated his collarbone. Not sure yet if he needs an op. Clayton is fine. Jephcott felt his groin - nothing on the outcome of that.

Massey back with the us.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Monday, October 3, 2022, 13:21:17
A dislocated collarbone sounds extremely uncomfortable. So that'll be Brennan or Baudry in for a while then.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, October 3, 2022, 13:22:47
Baudry is fine. Felt ill Saturday.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Monday, October 3, 2022, 13:39:13
Baudry for MacDonald then. Please


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Batch on Monday, October 3, 2022, 13:52:50
A dislocated collarbone sounds extremely uncomfortable. So that'll be Brennan or Baudry in for a while then.

Yeah. Not a usual one, according to the NHS "It takes about 6 to 8 weeks to heal in adults". I'm struggling to remember how long it tool Austin or Corr to recover or even if its the same injury

edit: Austin about 4 weeks (x2) and longer (x2, 1 op)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, October 3, 2022, 13:54:48
Jephcott good to go tomorrow.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: molepar on Monday, October 3, 2022, 13:56:45
Yeah. Not a usual one, according to the NHS "It takes about 6 to 8 weeks to heal in adults". I'm struggling to remember how long it tool Austin or Corr to recover or even if its the same injury

edit: Austin about 4 weeks (x2) and longer (x2, 1 op)
I thought Austinís was a shoulder dislocation? In any case itís not good.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Monday, October 3, 2022, 13:58:56
yeah you're right


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: molepar on Monday, October 3, 2022, 14:09:51
yeah you're right
I have a feeling clavicle dislocation is a bit less severe than shoulder (and itís a more stable joint so less likely to recur than shoulder dislocation).


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Monday, October 3, 2022, 14:29:34
I dislocated my shoulder and snapped the top of the humerus off. Had an op, took at least 6 weeks to heal but nigh on a year for the surrounding tissue to heal with physio to enable maximum rotation etc. Then I'm a middle aged fart and not a healthy athlete.
Yes it hurt  :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Moss on Monday, October 3, 2022, 14:37:32
Macdonald has dislocated his collarbone. Not sure yet if he needs an op. Clayton is fine. Jephcott felt his groin - nothing on the outcome of that.

Massey back with the us.

 :hmmm:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, October 3, 2022, 14:42:18
As above. Jephcott is fine for tomorrow.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 06:37:46
First night game in a while. My boys first.

Best place to park the motor (Residential roads should be fine?) and grab a beer? Legends lounge is probably most child friendly?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 08:49:52
                    Brynn
Hutton Baudry Clayton Blake-Tracy
         Gladwin Khan Darcy
Wakeling Jephcott Williams

Is what I'd like to see


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 08:56:35
Best place to park the motor (Residential roads should be fine?) and grab a beer? Legends lounge is probably most child friendly?

I guess you are looking at closer than Gorse Hill, and don't want to pay the £5.50/get stuck getting out the cricket ground?

Not sure!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 08:59:50
                   Brynn
Hutton Baudry Clayton Blake-Tracy
         Gladwin Khan Darcy
Wakeling Jephcott Williams

Is what I'd like to see

Did anyone find Jephcott isolated on Saturday at times? As to my eyes it was more

                    Brynn
Hutton Mac Clayton Blake-Tracy
         Gladwin Reed Darcy
   Wakeling                 Williams
                 Jephcott

Appreciate you probably mean you'd like a front 3, just using it as an example.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 09:00:23
I want to see Khan and Reed play together I think, for all the talk of Gladwin and Williams being too similar I'm not sure Darcy works with both of them as well. Khan and Reed gives us two grafters and two ball players (aware Williams is playing forward) which feels more balanced.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Lambo75 on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 09:28:10
First night game in a while. My boys first.

Best place to park the motor (Residential roads should be fine?) and grab a beer? Legends lounge is probably most child friendly?

Legends lounge allows children, my kids like it in there.

St Joes car park is £5 I think and not too much of a walk, clears fairly quick as well.  Gorse Hill closest mass car park that's free.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 09:33:25
Get the bus sippo


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Boy About Town on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 09:51:55
First night game in a while. My boys first.

Best place to park the motor (Residential roads should be fine?) and grab a beer? Legends lounge is probably most child friendly?

Park at Tesco then CGH


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 10:01:54
Get the bus sippo

We normally get the bus, but he has school in the morning. Wouldn't get back til half 10!



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 10:04:07
Might park near Halfords then get a bag of chips from York roadm


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 10:12:04
Might park near Halfords then get a bag of chips from York roadm

Spring Gardens car park  :nod:


Title: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 11:22:39
Quote
Might park near Halfords then get a bag of chips from York roadm
if you are doing that then gorse hill + Phillips chippy also option.. jumbo sausage and chips is 2.50 I think

McDonald's backup in case he's shut


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 11:40:52
I wonder if it'll be Brennan to start,or Baudry?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Quagmire on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 11:57:21

McDonald's backup in case he's shut

Heís injured, dislocated collarbone.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nijholts Nuts on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 11:58:10
I wonder if it'll be Brennan to start,or Baudry?
Brennan has had a notable fuck up, every time he has started. I hope it's Frenchy


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 12:00:00
First night game in a while. My boys first.

Best place to park the motor (Residential roads should be fine?) and grab a beer? Legends lounge is probably most child friendly?
Beware of residents parking permit requirements,  I know several drivers who have fallen foul of this and finished up with fines.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 12:06:43
Heís injured, dislocated collarbone.

Looks like Robin is straight in if the queue dies down quick enough.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: normy on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 15:45:53
Looking forward to Khan commanding midfield again, solid and hard tackling, hope he's learned his lesson though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: MangoRed on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 17:04:20
if you are doing that then gorse hill + Phillips chippy also option.. jumbo sausage and chips is 2.50 I think

McDonald's backup in case he's shut

Phills chippy elite spot, the best in town and heís a town fan

York road pony these days, long time owner sold up


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 17:23:11
Brynn, Hutton, Clayton, Baudry, Blake-Tracy, Reed, Gladwin, Darcy, Williams, Jephcott, Wakeling.

SUBS: Brann, Iandolo, Aguiar, Lavinier, Khan, Shade, Brennan.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nijholts Nuts on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 17:56:07
I might have gone Khan over Darcy, but you can't deny Khan off the bench is a great ace to have up your sleeve


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:06:07
I can't see STFC winning this but I am frequently wrong


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:14:44
Blimey,he knows his stuff but Phil Smith is a tough listen


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nijholts Nuts on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:16:54
Blimey,he knows his stuff but Phil Smith is a tough listen
Turgid commentary


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: normy on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:18:44
No sound on my commentary


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:20:39
Blimey,he knows his stuff but Phil Smith is a tough listen
Indeed.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:22:46
No sound on my commentary
Change to the away comms in the settings then back to the home comms, that sometimes works.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:23:45
Heís injured, dislocated collarbone.

Iíve heard of broken collarbones but I had no idea you could dislocate one. Presumably shoulder end.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:23:46
Does the mascot get to go in the tiny car every game?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:25:35
Early corner for Town.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:26:20
FBT not too far from that corner from Gladwin.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:27:45
Good pressing by Wakeling and Jephcott there.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:29:20
Good long pass from Hutton to Jephcott there.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:29:48
The Town End in good voice so far.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:31:29
Newport look nervous on the ball.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:31:44
Darcy 20 yard low shot saved, good effort. Their keeper looking sloppy so far.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:32:00
Seeing a game going on at Foundation Park in the background, I canít conceive how you can be interested in football and not watching the game 100 yards away.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:32:48
Hutton puts in a nice low cross for Jephcott, just defended.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:33:08
Wakeling tries a long shot and the keeper fumbles it but saves it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:33:43
Thatís already more shots on target than against Northampton isnít it?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:35:59
I was there when Ben Gladwin took a shot.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:38:05
Not a great challenge by Gladwin there in a dangerous position.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Stef Troll on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:38:18
Good start here by Town.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:39:05
Pretty shit resulting free kick that.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:40:51
Darcy dribbles with the ball and finds Williams but his shot from the edge of the box is scuffed.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:41:47
Very close by Newport who put a lovely low cross in but we get away with it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:43:09
Sacre fucking bleu


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:43:14
OMG Baudry what the fuck are you doing? that could so easily have been a goal.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:43:29
A howler


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:44:00
Yellow for Darcy.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:44:11
Lucky lucky boy


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:44:23
Easy take by Brynn.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:45:04
Against Kovar that was a goal.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:45:12
Jephcott to Hutton and the cross is on Wakelings head but it goes just wide.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:45:46
Baudry goes to the deck.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:48:04
Gladwin tries to chop Bogle but luckily doesnt contact with him.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:48:58
From waiting for us to open the score, we are now looking more dangerous at our own end.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:49:43
 >:( Reedís touch


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:53:19
Good punch by Brynn under pressure.

Gladwin made one sublime take down with the ball at waist height.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:53:36
From waiting for us to open the score, we are now looking more dangerous at our own end.

We're certainly creating chances at both ends.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:55:35
We're certainly creating chances at both ends.
Its been entertaining but not all positively for Town.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 18:59:14
Nice cross from Hutton and the keeper fucks up the catch and we dont capitalise on it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:00:11
Their keeper looks atrocious.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:00:21
We've gone back to being totally playable the last 2 games.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: mexico red on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:00:46
I'm normally a fan of Reed but he is slowing us down. I've been watching him closely and about 80% of his passes are backwards and those that are forward are not always accurate.
Darcy has not been in the game.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:02:04
I'm normally a fan of Reed but he is slowing us down. I've been watching him closely and about 80% of his passes are backwards and those that are forward are not always accurate.
Darcy has not been in the game.

First point definitely. Second point what?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:02:54
Gladwin is a bad defender in open play but actually one of our best from set plays. All about mobility I suppose.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:03:27
I thought Darcy was looking OK TBH. Reed far less so.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:04:08
Gladwin has a shot from 25 yards deflected for a corner.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:04:08
Certainly conflicting attacking styles in this one. Quite entertaining this.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: mexico red on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:04:12
First point definitely. Second point what?

Darcy or reed?

If Darcy nearly all our play has been down the right


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:04:51
Lindseyís told Gladwin to shoot more hasnít he.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:04:56
Passing backwards is definitely part of our attacking plan mind you - we try and manipulate the opposition until someone is out of position. Agree Reed isn't having the same influence he did last year, but pretty sure he's doing what he's asked to do in this style of play.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:05:21
Hopefully Reed comes off at half time


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:06:05
Darcy or reed?

If Darcy nearly all our play has been down the right

Darcyís been busy and competitive. One of our best so far.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:06:32
Lindseyís told Gladwin to shoot more hasnít he.
Hes always had the ability to shoot but for whatever reason he has shied away in most games this season.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:07:16
Lindseyís told Gladwin to shoot more hasnít he.

Not surprised against their keeper. Worth a pop.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: mexico red on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:07:38
Passing backwards is definitely part of our attacking plan mind you - we try and manipulate the opposition until someone is out of position. Agree Reed isn't having the same influence he did last year, but pretty sure he's doing what he's asked to do in this style of play.

The cameo that khan played in the Reed role was interesting as he was mixing it up. Khan would turn and drive forward. Reed either passes back or goes for the money shot pass


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: mexico red on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:08:39
Gladwin and Darcy just swapped sides and the ball ended up with gladwin on the left


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:09:02
The cameo that khan played in the Reed role was interesting as he was mixing it up. Khan would turn and drive forward. Reed either passes back or goes for the money shot pass

I'd like to play them both together, agree Khan has more athleticism and plays at a higher tempo. Reed certainly does seem a diminished player, but there's definitely quality there still. Not sure we're getting the best out of him right now, personally I think Khan alongside him would help but what do I know?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:09:39
Iíd trust Reed to improve more than Iíd trust Khan to better him in that role.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:11:00
I wouldnt mind seeing them both play but on todays showing Reed is really slowing the game down constantly and I would rather see a straight swap Khan for Reed in the 2nd half to liven it up in midfield.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:11:44
Funny youíd pick out Darcy when itís Williams whoís been quiet on the left.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:12:25
The Newport number 27 is a dirty little fucker all game, a deserved booking.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: mexico red on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:13:17
Funny youíd pick out Darcy when itís Williams whoís been quiet on the left.

I agree, they've both been quiet. It's been Hutton gladwin wakeling show all down the right


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:13:28
HT 0-0


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:15:04
Interesting half. Real clash of styles, thought we might properly overwhelm them early on when they looked frightened of the ball but they've grown into the game as we've put ourselves into a few tight spots. Shame to be missing MacDonald, he'd be really useful against this attack. We're crossing and shooting a lot earlier than normal - possibly scouting told us their keeper was a bit dodgy.

Not a walkover, but a winnable game. Need to go and do it in the second half.


Title: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:15:06
Newport are shit. Offered nothing except from frenchies faux Pas.

and yet ..

while we are passing it around well, it's kind of in safe mode. Nice to see a couple of longer shots being taken but we haven't really had much clear cut to shout about

based on this half the three points are there for the taking


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:15:24
I agree, they've both been quiet. It's been Hutton gladwin wakeling show all down the right

If this is a ploy to talk Darcy into a well deserved goal then  :clap:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: mexico red on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:16:37
If this is a ploy to talk Darcy into a well deserved goal then  :clap:

I hope so, he's a creative little fucker as is Williams but neither are getting on the ball enough


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:18:56
Happy to be proved wrong but does anyone think Hutton's curling, loopy crosses are pretty ineffectual.  

He's having a good game but I'd think we need a big brute to be getting a first touch on the crosses and with a Wakeling close at hand for the fallout.

Similarly, I'm pretty disappointed with Jephcott's impact on our attack.

Not a criticism of either player, more a concern for how we are looking to complete our attacks.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:21:11
For me,Hutton our best that half. Clayton looking assured at the back. Gladwin pick of the midfield. Newport's Lewis on the right looks decent. Front 3 a bit toothless so far.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:21:18
Happy to be proved wrong but does anyone think Hutton's curling, loopy are pretty ineffectual.  

He's having a good game but I'd think we need a big brute to be getting a first touch on the crosses and with a Wakeling close at hand for the fallout.

Similarly, I'm pretty disappointed with Jephcott's impact on our attack.

Not a criticism of either player, more a concern for how we are looking to complete our attacks.

Hutton has a great cross on him for a Peter Thorne type of player.  Nobody in our team looks likely to be a threat regularly from his crossing.  Jephcott looks likely to thrive more on whipped low balls or pullbacks.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:25:53
Happy to be proved wrong but does anyone think Hutton's curling, loopy crosses are pretty ineffectual.  

He's having a good game but I'd think we need a big brute to be getting a first touch on the crosses and with a Wakeling close at hand for the fallout.

Similarly, I'm pretty disappointed with Jephcott's impact on our attack.

Not a criticism of either player, more a concern for how we are looking to complete our attacks.

As I've said a few times now, he'd be brilliant for a team with big fuckers up top. Still think he's looking alright for us at the moment, maybe needs to cross lower.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:26:35
I'm normally a fan of Reed but he is slowing us down. I've been watching him closely and about 80% of his passes are backwards and those that are forward are not always accurate.
Darcy has not been in the game.

Stat padder.
I bet his number of passes made & completion percentage are wank worthyÖto someÖ


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:29:03
Iandolo coming on?

EDIT...apparently not despite what was said on comms.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:32:26
Corner to Town.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:33:16
Ahem


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:33:24
Cracking effort Darcy, goalkeeper parries back into danger. He's a proper menace. Both of them.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:33:34
Short corner to Darcy who shoots well from 30 yards but the keeper saves it but fumbles it yet again but we cant get the ball in and its cleared.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:34:32
Darcy with another long shot pushed wide by the keeper.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:34:34
MoM in the making?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:35:18
1-0!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:35:28
Wow


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:35:35
Theyíve clearly been told to test the dodgy keeper.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:35:36
Darcy long range shot fumbled to Jephcott from 6 yards, easy goal.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:35:39
If I was Newport manager I would be fucking furious that they haven't learned to close Darcy down. How much warning do you need?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:35:52
Darcy hattrick of shots comes off!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:35:53
Theyíve clearly been told to test the dodgy keeper.

Since minute one more or less.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:36:22
Dodgy GK


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:36:35
Thats why Jephcott is in the team, hes a poacher from 6 yards, keep putting shots in like that as that keeper is one of the worst we have played this season so far.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Super Hans on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:36:53
Yes LJ. Fair play to Darcy paid off in the end!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:36:57
If I was Newport manager I would be fucking furious that they haven't learned to close Darcy down. How much warning do you need?

TBF itís not easy to pick Darcy out as a threat.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:38:37
How did this beat Orient?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:38:45
Williams volleys over from 18 yards.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:40:09
How did this beat Orient?
You tell me?

(https://i.postimg.cc/dVN1pLts/Untitled.png)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:41:36
Gladwin cross and the keeper fumbles it again but then catches it on the bounce.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:41:49
You tell me?

(https://i.postimg.cc/dVN1pLts/Untitled.png)

 :eek:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:41:50
The kind of game that would have you throwing the laptop out the window and cursing the lack of realism if it happened on FM, that.

Edit: xG was Orient 2.27, Newport 0.83. Quite the fluke!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:42:49
How did this beat Orient?

Football is unpredictable, League 2 players are inconsistent, etc etc


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:43:44
Corner to Newport.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:44:52
Gladwin this season seems to have improved defensively in the air.

Another corner to Newport.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:46:02
Lovely ball on the break from Jephcott to Darcy but his cross should have beaten the nearest man, but we win the corner anyway.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:46:51
Williams cross to Jephcott but he cant get the shot on target and we win another corner.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:47:06
clever Williams.  


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:48:17
clever Williams. 
Took the ball down and beat his man brilliantly and put in a perfect cross.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:48:23
Realise there's a risk of saying this too soon, but think Clayton has been impressively assured in a game where you might imagine he'd find things trickier against big strikers and without his usual partner. Looks a real find.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:48:34
Williams has come alive this half.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:49:40
Hahahah what an amazing goal kick call. Great save from Brynn to atone for his own error.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:50:00
Realise there's a risk of saying this too soon, but think Clayton has been impressively assured in a game where you might imagine he'd find things trickier against big strikers and without his usual partner. Looks a real find.
A bit before your time but he reminds me of a young Alan Hansen when he first went to Liverpool in the late 70s. Tall, thin and cultured, good in the air and on the deck.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:50:41
Another dodgy L2 ref. Weíd been lucky except for Orient and Nton.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:50:48
Brynn definately touched that ball, the ref called that very wrong!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:51:57
Is this Voldemort?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:52:32
Lovely flick by Gladwin to Hutton but his cross is way too deep.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:52:44
Is this Voldemort?
No he quit last season :) plays for the City of Liverpool now.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:54:18
That was very close to a penalty on Wakeling.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:55:21
That was very close to a penalty on Wakeling.

Not for me


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:56:48
Not for me
Definately not but with this ref....


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:57:13
Shade on for Jephcott.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:58:23
Brynn comes for a cross but doesnt get to it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:59:04
Att: 9,325 (648)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:59:21
8600 plus Town fans on a Tuesday night, fair play.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:59:26
FBT with a bad foul.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 19:59:32
648 Newport fans? Has anyone heard a peep out of them?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:00:20
8600 plus Town fans on a Tuesday night, fair play.
8,677 on a Tuesday after a loss at the weekend is brilliant.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:00:40
Khan on for Reed.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:04:06
Baudry is struggling a bit with Bogle tonight


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:05:01
Baudry is struggling a bit with Bogle tonight
Bogie is a huge lump and very experienced. He is a handful even if not particularly skillful.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:05:50
Their keeper makes a good save from a low cross.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:06:07
This ref is fucking shocking.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:06:57
This ref is fucking shocking.

It's not been that hard a game to referee, but he's tried his best.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:07:20
Iandolo on for Williams.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:07:39
Appearance 150 for Ian Dolo.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:08:17
Phil Smith thinks that Williams is a contender for man of the match. What game has he been watching?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:08:58
Baudry so near to a great long pass to Wakeling.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:09:47
Phil Smith thinks that Williams is a contender for man of the match. What game has he been watching?
I thought 2nd half Williams has been excellent, not sure hes MotM but hes not that far away for me, 1st half he was poor tho by his standards.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:10:26
Iandolo low shot well wide.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:10:26
Phil Smith thinks that Williams is a contender for man of the match. What game has he been watching?

Wants to meet him after the game  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:10:44
Realise there's a risk of saying this too soon, but think Clayton has been impressively assured in a game where you might imagine he'd find things trickier against big strikers and without his usual partner. Looks a real find.

Definitely needs to be the next one signed up till 2026


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:10:58
Not sure there's a clear MoM here, lots of 7/10s for me. Darcy probably most eye-catching moments but that's not the be all and end all.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:11:15
I thought 2nd half Williams has been excellent, not sure hes MotM but hes not that far away for me, 1st half he was poor tho by his standards.

Yeah heís been in it second half but it would be odd to put him ahead of Darcy, Gladwin or Clayton.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:12:30
Gladwin followed by Darcy MotM for me, but TBH noboday has played badly today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:13:12
Disapitate, nice new word Phil Smith :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:13:38
Shade beats his man and gets a shot in but its saved low down, corner to Town.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:14:32
Disapitate, nice new word Phil Smith :)

Wasn't that a hit for Luis Fonsi?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:14:38
Gladwin great corner on Baudrys head who heads accross to Wakeling but his header is just over the bar, good chance.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:15:53
Gladwin gets sponsors MotM.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:16:59
Wasn't that a hit for Luis Fonsi?
I had to google him :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:17:33
Super stop


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:17:40
Off the line by Hutton, that was fucking close.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:18:14
Phil Smith "thats the thing that in the past undo's Swindon" :D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:20:22
FT 1-0

We did another Tuesday win!

11th league game at home on a Tuesday evening unbeaten, 7 wins and 4 draws in a row.

Solid all round performance.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:20:38
Get in there!!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:21:36
Great win. Credit to the head coach.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:21:39
Great to be back to winning ways. Shouldn't have been close really, they were a very limited side. But not going to complain about a win and a lot of solid performances. Well done Town.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:21:47
Darcy or Gladwin then Clayton then Hutton.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:23:57
I thought 2nd half Williams has been excellent, not sure hes MotM but hes not that far away for me, 1st half he was poor tho by his standards.
Agreed. Not so much poor in the first half maybe as lack of involvement. Superb second half tho. I thought also we immediately looked even better when Khan replaced Reed. Hutton MOM for me closely followed by Clayton who was great both halves.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Tamworth Red Army on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:24:09
You Reds  :beers: :beers:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:25:08
20 points from 12 games, 8th in the table but only a point behind fourth.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:26:25
Realise there's a risk of saying this too soon, but think Clayton has been impressively assured in a game where you might imagine he'd find things trickier against big strikers and without his usual partner. Looks a real find.
Well if you said it too soon, I said it too sooner!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:27:21
But for that clearance off the line, the summary would be Comfortable.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:27:38
Hutton becoming the late goal line clearance man.

Good to get back to winning right away. Much better side, decent team performance, didnít look like conceding in the 90, no more injuries. Iandolo looked a bit more with it today as well. Lots of positives.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Super Hans on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:28:16
Great response to Saturday.

Stevenage will be tough!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:29:29
Stevenage will be tough!

Read that statement and cry.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:30:10
Looking forward to Saturday now. Love when we play against in form teams


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:31:14
I suggest that Reed should be rested for a week or so


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:36:25
Read that statement and cry.
:clap:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:36:45
I suggest that Reed should be rested for a week or so
Yes. Notable improvement when Khan came on I thought


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Robinz on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:41:39
Good win and also thought that Khan looks very calm and exceptionally skillful.

He is surely a starter for Saturday   


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:45:47
Good win and also thought that Khan looks very calm and exceptionally skillful.

He is surely a starter for Saturday   
Skilful for sure.

At the same time, I also like the way intending tacklers bounce off him.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 20:55:50
Steady win against bad opposition. Balance of play deserved a wider gap between the teams

Clayton impressed me again, real talent there. Generally agree that no stand outs, although gladwins distribution and huttons energy were notable

Not sure what to make of Darcy. Very good long shots (which seemed to be much of our attacking game plan, as their very thicc keeper couldnít catch a cold) - but felt like the game passed him by a lot otherwise. Fair to say Lindsey didnít agree post match


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 21:17:20
I thought Darcy had a good game. Forget the shots, just thought he got himself about the pitch and generally got involved.

Baudry nearly cost a goal, but thought he did well given lack of match time.

A very competent but not spectacular performance, conformably the better team and deserved the win. The lacking part was not too many clear cut opportunities but more than enough to win..

Newport were shit, and their keeper was chief turd. They/he can't be that bad normally. Maybe they put too much in v Orient. A point would have been unjust, but they nearly grabbed one at the death


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 21:18:07
People not seeing Darcyís impact reminds me of when people used to praise Hunt to the rafters and I just didnít get it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 21:19:05
I think their win against orient was the smashiest and grabbiest of smash and grabs. Tonight was much more reflective of there standard


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: molepar on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 21:41:37
Enjoyed that. Good performance overall but a couple of scares (Baudry early on and then the clearance at the end). Plenty of positives. Long shots from Darcy seemed like part of the game plan as we were doing it on a lot of occasions. Khan looked great when he came on. Gladwin was great, Clayton very assured. I think the team are starting to gel more and Hutton certainly offers something down that right side. Hopefully we can see some more of these young players on extended deals soon. Very good attendance too.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 21:47:31
When we move it quick we look fucking good.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: JoeMezz on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 21:51:24
2nd half we looked great and should have been out of sight before Hutton's block on the line.

Darcy looks a real gem and Gladwin is dictating the midfield. Promising signs in what seems like a poor league, continue to grow and we can definitely reach top 3.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 21:54:18
Still not sure why Gladders is taking corners, he's 6ft 2 FFS, get in the box.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: singingiiiffy on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 21:57:50
Loving this team. From back to front.

Sol Brynn the fucking giant in the sticks, grabbing corners out the sky and punching dangerous freekicks.

Baudry- some class turns and long balls- one fucking massive hiccup in the first half.
Clayton- brilliant player in the making. Jack Stephens vibes.
Hutton- brilliant crossing all match and goal line clearance
Gladwin- effortless grace
Williams- a tricky player that can open up in an instance

Some very good performances and was actually quite a comfortable watch.

I rarely see a substitute have a bad cameo with this squad. That's massive.

Khan, shade and Ellis were brilliant when they came on.

Make no mistake 5 at the back Newport made it tough to play through and we needed a goal from a cross or long range effort to break through them. They correctly highlighted the dodge keeper and rained them in on him.

Should have scored more. Lovely 3 points.

(Whilst really happy with our right back- thought Newports was a player to look out for. Brilliant feet)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Robinz on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 22:21:57
My view on Bauldry's suicide pass in the 1st half was that he simply didn't see the Newport player there.
Their playing kit of all grey needs to be questioned especially with a night fixtures.

That said, Town played some great fast moving football. However, Newport were only a few inches away from grabbing a point with their very different style of play.

Just need to get out of this bloody 4th division as soon as poss. 


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: normy on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 05:01:55
A really good game to watch, we played most of the good football but Newport often looked dangerous.

Our excellent subs are a big advance on last season, and hopefully will help us improve at the end of season to gain promotion.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 06:36:51
Still not sure why Gladders is taking corners, he's 6ft 2 FFS, get in the box.
Yes. And they're not particularly good either to be honest


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: kirky69 on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 06:44:58
Dominated over the 90 minutes against a limited Newport team, who offered little apart from set plays.

Lindseys post match interview shows how much he has grown in confidence in to the role,  with good tactical insights given as to the midfield shape employed.

Very impressed with impact made by the subs, Khan in particular, who must be pressing for a start on Saturday at the expense of Reed, who is still well off last seasons performances.

Gladwin, Clayton, Darcy and Hutton all had really good games but equally as important the whole squad seem to be confident in the patterns and style of play being asked of them and fans are largely comfortable with what they are witnessing- bar the occasional shouts of 'forwaaaard' from the less patient ones.

On to Stevenage, whose home run of form must come to an end soon - I fancy us to grab at least a point.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 06:52:02
My only concern would be Baudry's capacity to play twice a week for the rest of this month and beyond. Apart from that we are a fastly improving squad


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: MangoRed on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 06:52:47
Get in, back to winning ways and a clean sheet. First half was fucking awful. Dominated the second. Said Darcy and Hutton were two I felt werenít great on Saturday, probably the two, or two of, the best players on pitch last night. Hutton with the second goal saving match winning block in as many weeks, Darcy letting rockets go for fun in the second and grabbing the assist. Bar the occasional hospital pass from Baudry, I much prefer him to McDonald. Clayton was a rock, thought all the subs looked good when on, especially Khan.

Roll on Stevenage.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: mexico red on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 07:25:15
As far as I could see the major shift change at half time was getting Williams and Darcy on the ball. They are game changers and had virtually no influence in the first half.

As others have said Clayton looks different class. Khan gives us more presence in midfield physically than reed and is obviously more direct.

Would be interesting to see a midfield 4 of gladwin Darcy khan and reed. However the dilemma is who do you drop? Great to see strong options from the bench. I'd say this squad is definitely better than last years, let's hope we go one step further.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: PHIL!!!! on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 07:39:10
First game of the season for me, due to still somehow managing to play Saturday league football... (the perks of running your own team....  8))

I thought from start to finish we were excellent. First half too (albeit 2nd half even better), so I don't really understand the "first half was awful" comments! It was anything but, just lacking any cutting edge chances, but we controlled play. Notably some nice moves down our right.

Second half, as has been said above, getting Darcy and Williams more involved really spurred us on.

Ben Gladwin was superb. A great leader and controlled the midfield.

Great turnout for a Tuesday night.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 07:40:41
On the first half - we were good for the first half to two thirds of the first half, but really dropped off after Baudry's bollock drop. Newport had their best spell of the game from about 30-45 minutes, but still didn't look much more than on a level with us.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: PHIL!!!! on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 07:42:26
On the first half - we were good for the first half to two thirds of the first half, but really dropped off after Baudry's bollock drop. Newport had their best spell of the game from about 30-45 minutes, but still didn't look much more than on a level with us.
Agree with that.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 07:50:20

Great turnout for a Tuesday night.

It was, and fair play to the 648 Newport fans.
We had a bigger gate than Championship side Luton, and only 1,400 home fans less than Reading in their Championship game against Norwich.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Sippo on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 07:50:51
Still not sure why Gladders is taking corners, he's 6ft 2 FFS, get in the box.

And fuck off with the short corners. Just whack it in the box.

Lad enjoyed his first game under the lights. Bit shattered this morning though!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 07:51:40
Parking OK last night Sippo?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Sippo on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 08:21:38
Yeah, but they have changed a lot of the times around Plymouth Street. Parked outside Spring Gardens in the end. Not too bad.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Cookie on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 08:30:34
It was, and fair play to the 648 Newport fans.
We had a bigger gate than Championship side Luton, and only 1,400 home fans less than Reading in their Championship game against Norwich.

Reading 3rd in the Championship too, biscuit tinpot wankers.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 08:47:37
What or who were the black armbands in memory of?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: RedRag on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 08:49:40
What or who were the black armbands in memory of?
the victims of the appalling Indonesian Stadium disaster.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Robinz on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 08:51:45
Yes
I heard that... Really terrible


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 08:52:02
What or who were the black armbands in memory of?
The 125 people killed in the Indonesian football stadium riot a couple of days ago.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 08:52:53
Ah makes sense, ta!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 08:53:17
My view on Bauldry's suicide pass in the 1st half was that he simply didn't see the Newport player there.
Their playing kit of all grey needs to be questioned especially with a night fixtures.
Lets not get all Man Utd vs Southampton of 1996 ;)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Robinz on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 09:01:55
PV... Please explain?
One of the disadvantages of living in NZ


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 09:08:23
Newport post match report.

https://markvickery007.medium.com/county-challenge-fades-out-in-a-whimper-d02bbe025313
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SWOT ANALYSIS (Swindon)

Strengths ó composed side, worked several patient moves from deep and offered good movement to get in behind County. Bold final third showing capability with several shots.

Weaknesses ó both centre backs showed a degree of vulnerability when forced to defend deeper and passing was erratic. Full backs left gaps but they had all day to recover.

Opportunities ó they worked overloads right side well first half and ramped up tempo for a time after the goal. Never really changed tact, kept efficiency and thought with passing.

Threats ó Darcy shots from distance, Jephcott aerial duals and alertness inside area. Williams and Gladwin forceful in tandem left side.
MAN OF THE MATCH

Ben Gladwin ó had the physicality to dominate the midfield and linked well with Williams. County never got to grips with him, dictating play box to box.

Newport fans foum comments....
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2nd half couldn't string 2 passes together and Townsend cost us a point with woeful keeping. Slight comedy relief from ref with some of his decisions - even the Swindon players were laughing at the corner that wasn't!

Never in it. Really poor. Rowberry out.

Poor second half but think itís time for Day to have a run in goal. Too many mistakes from Townsend.

Thing is though the goal was constantly peppered with shots because their midfield had absolutely total control. Never going to survive playing like that. He saved several point blank , heís a L2 keeper, heís bound to make a mistake with that sort of performance by the team.

One of the most clueless,passionless performances I've ever seen in a County shirt. I'm sorry this surely must be the end for Rowberry.

I agree. Try Day if you like but don't blame Townsend. He made many good saves and the pressure on him enormous. We didn't lose this game because of our goalkeeper, we lost because we played very poorly in mid field and invited pressure throughout most of the game. It has been the same all season. Lose Saturday to the bottom club and the manager must be replaced.

I'm guessing the criticism of Townsend is from those not at the game. Without him we would have lost by five or six.

I saw the game on ifollow, and clearly witnessed a very poor handling error from Townsend gifting Swindon a simple tap in for the only goal of the game. Cannot see any other possible logical observation other than criticism. Whether we conceded five or six or one the result would still be a loss.

Though he was peppered constantly with shots because we had no midfield. A powerful shot straight at you cannot always be pushed wide. No protection whatsoever.

JRís tactics were spot on.Their keeper was dodgy and flapping at crosses

their number 6 had a mistake in him when pressed so,second half we just lob a few soft crosses in so as he can build some confidence and,stop closing down the number 6.That way Swindon can cruise it and win easy.

A bugger we lost but 1:0 away loss to a 'fancied' team/bigger club in a hostile atmosphere isn't a disaster

My take on last night is that we looked like a side playing with 10 men for the most part. It was so easy for Swindon. They played out from the back (something we're unable to do for some reason) and don't forget this was a weakened STFC team because their Captain is crocked.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 09:09:41
PV... Please explain?
One of the disadvantages of living in NZ
Basically Man Utd in 96 played in a grey kit that the players blamed on their 6-3 defeat sayign they couldnt see their tem mates.

https://www.goal.com/en/news/best-10k-i-ever-spent-story-behind-manchester-uniteds-bizarre-grey-kit-change-vs-southampton/1rfzlcjwflvh41shlmahwu79mj


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Robinz on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 09:32:05
Cheers PV
Obviously watched last nights game on Ifollow It showed MBs suicide pass was either a total brain fade or he simply didn't see the County player there.
I suggest he simply didn't see him



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 09:36:15
Cheers PV
Obviously watched last nights game on Ifollow It showed MBs suicide pass was either a total brain fade or he simply didn't see the County player there.
I suggest he simply didn't see him
TBH its something Baudry has suffered from all the time he has been at Swindon, every now and again he does something really stupid that costs us a goal or nearly does, but then the next minute he is sublime and looks a great player.

I guess thats why he has never really progressed any higher than league 1 in his 350 game career.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Robinz on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 09:40:01
That said
 Town looked pretty good last night😉


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 09:47:24
For any Newport fans:

Quote from: county fans
1. Try Day if you like but don't blame Townsend

2. I'm guessing the criticism of Townsend is from those not at the game. Without him we would have lost by five or six.

3. in a hostile atmosphere isn't a disaster

1. But he *was* shit. Kovar shit. Though got a bit better after the goal.
2. With a decent keeper you wouldn't have lost at all.
3. Er, there was a little bit of atmosphere, but it was hardly Galatasaray


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Frigby Daser on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 11:11:26
Good result last night. Baudry gives us so much coming out from the back, even if we do lose some of the solidity from McDonald. Darcy, Khan, Hutton all developing nicely. I just cannot put my finger on what it is with Reed. I though my before he was being asked to play more long range, raking passes, which he may not be as strong at. But on close inspection last night, heís misplacing the short passes, either completely or just a yard or two away from where they should be. Itís so uncharacteristic.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 11:19:33
Didn't watch last night, was playing in the vets league :D but caught up this morning with highlights and post match interviews.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQT7AFB5imE

Just wanted to say that Lindsey is coming across really well now. He seems much more relaxed with the pick up in form and we are starting to get little snippets of thought process and tactics which is good to hear. He clearly has a plan but I think he struggled to get that across in interview earlier in the season. I also like how humble he is. Top bloke.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Posh Red on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 12:27:51
Thought we started really well, but lost our way a bit towards the end of the first half.

Williams was really quiet in the first half and wasn't really that involved, albeit partly because we seemed to target their left side.

Second half, apart from the end of it we looked very much in control, and Williams got much more involved. Shade looked very threatening when he came on playing on the right hand side.

Very good performances from Gladwin, Hutton, Clayton, in fact nobody was really poor (obviously a few mistakes were made but overall all good).  For me Darcy was outstanding, always available and trying to make things happen, he started the second half like he did at Grimsby by taking pot shots from around the box which ultimately led to the goal, good poaching from Jephcott.

The thing that is most pleasing is that most of the players brought in this season are playing well and contributing now that they have settled in.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 12:40:47
I think this stat cannot be stressed enough. Very impressive.

11th league game at home on a Tuesday evening unbeaten, 7 wins and 4 draws in a row.

Not that long ago we couldn't buy a win on a Tuesday evening.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 12:55:29
Thought we started really well, but lost our way a bit towards the end of the first half.

Williams was really quiet in the first half and wasn't really that involved, albeit partly because we seemed to target their left side.

Second half, apart from the end of it we looked very much in control, and Williams got much more involved. Shade looked very threatening when he came on playing on the right hand side.

Very good performances from Garner, Hutton, Clayton, in fact nobody was really poor (obviously a few mistakes were made but overall all good).  For me Darcy was outstanding, always available and trying to make things happen, he started the second half like he did at Grimsby by taking pot shots from around the box which ultimately led to the goal, good poaching from Jephcott.

The thing that is most pleasing is that most of the players brought in this season are playing well and contributing now that they have settled in.


 :hmmm:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: tans on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 16:41:25
MacDonald out for 8-12 weeks then


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Posh Red on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 17:15:13
:hmmm:

Bloody autocorrect :(


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Robinz on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 17:18:03
Bugger.
That's a long time and likely to extend into the New Year. Hope Baudry can stay fit and play a couple of times a week


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 18:07:28
And fuck off with the short corners. Just whack it in the box.

Lad enjoyed his first game under the lights. Bit shattered this morning though!

Our goal came from a short corner


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 07:15:48
Does anybody know what the Town fans sing before "We hate Oxford?" I  can hear them say "that's alright" but can't make out the rest. Been sung at  most home games this season.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: singingiiiffy on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 07:35:29
Does anybody know what the Town fans sing before "We hate Oxford?" I  can hear them say "that's alright" but can't make out the rest. Been sung at  most home games this season.

Stolen from arsenal! Although quite a popular song at a lot of clubs.

What do you think of Tottenham, Sht, What do you think of sht Tottenham, Thank you, That's alright, We hate Tottenham, We hate Tottenham,


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 09:01:01
I can't hear the words for the wakeling song either  :(


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: flammableBen on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 09:49:56
not great songs then


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Frigby Daser on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 10:54:56
The Town End needs to up its game in general. It only takes a few to get it going in there. Gladwin deserves a song too.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 11:32:45
Gladwin All Ooooovvveeerrrrrrrr


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 11:35:37
Gladwin All Ooooovvveeerrrrrrrr
This works, although I dont wish to feel Gladwin all over :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: molepar on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 12:15:23
The Town End needs to up its game in general. It only takes a few to get it going in there. Gladwin deserves a song too.
I was in the DRS against Northampton and it seemed painfully quiet.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 12:59:33
I was in the DRS against Northampton and it seemed painfully quiet.

The DRS usually is, similar to the Arkells stand.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Broadbents Tackle on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 13:41:21
Gladwin All Ooooovvveeerrrrrrrr

Gladwin Again by Hot Chocolate



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: molepar on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 14:44:37
The DRS usually is, similar to the Arkells stand.
I actually meant the townend was quiet from where I was sat. DRS was also very quiet.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 14:49:39
I know  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: molepar on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 14:52:36
Itís funny how variable the atmosphere is, sometimes we generate some great noise, side stands included.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 14:55:19
Thought it was better against Newport. Trouble is when it's nervy/stalemate on the pitch the fans get a bit subdued.
Banter with away fans helps, but they rarely number above 250 (last 2 games were an exception).


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: molepar on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 14:59:39
Thought it was better against Newport. Trouble is when it's nervy/stalemate on the pitch the fans get a bit subdued.
Banter with away fans helps, but they rarely number above 250 (last 2 games were an exception).
Yeah very poor away followings in league 2. Some very big clubs in league one at the moment which makes it even more painful being in the basement.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 15:08:22
Plus 4 local small ones  ;D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: singingiiiffy on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 15:09:53
I'm guessing that when Stratton bank has a roof then the atmosphere between home and away fans just increase massively. Either way if they keep away fans where they are or make Stratton bank an away end they will be in close proximity


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 16:26:54
Stolen from arsenal! Although quite a popular song at a lot of clubs.

What do you think of Tottenham, Sht, What do you think of sht Tottenham, Thank you, That's alright, We hate Tottenham, We hate Tottenham,
Jesus, that's worse than I imagined!!

Thanks for clarifying.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: singingiiiffy on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 16:40:17
Jesus, that's worse than I imagined!!

Thanks for clarifying.

i actually dont mind that chant  ;D one bloke shouts out 'what do you think of oxford' then every else shouts. just worth pointing out as the lyrics with everyone singing would seem a bit weird.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 16:43:45
Excellent  :clap:

https://m.youtube.com/shorts/GJf3X31ICfE


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 17:37:27
Itís funny how variable the atmosphere is, sometimes we generate some great noise, side stands included.

Itís been absolutely shit at home for years now. Like a library most of the time.
Ramps up when we score but then reverts back to being flat.
Not bad away from home.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: DMC on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 17:49:49
Itís been absolutely shit at home for years now. Like a library most of the time.
Ramps up when we score but then reverts back to being flat.
Not bad away from home.
100 % this. The club need to do something to address it i think, not sure what but i would try singing areas or something


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: molepar on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 17:59:32
Mckirdyís rallying cry for the last few games of last season really seemed to boost the atmosphere.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 18:00:22
Man City last season was great even though we were getting stuffed and reminded me of the great Cup atmospheres in the late 70's


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Frigby Daser on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 18:37:43
Towards the end with Wellens too. The return of the Ginger Pele for that home game (Exeter?), the atmosphere even before the game was amazing. Give me that any day of the weekÖ.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: singingiiiffy on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 18:40:24
Iv been very critical of the townend overall but thought they were quite good on Tuesday. Sometimes I think the more chavs that come out for a potential fan clash the better the atmosphere. As per Newport game


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 19:53:16
Beating Bristol City in 2014 was special


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Friday, October 7, 2022, 00:09:34
100 % this. The club need to do something to address it i think, not sure what but i would try singing areas or something

Drum? :naughty:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Friday, October 7, 2022, 06:06:35
Drum and Bass


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, October 7, 2022, 07:28:48
Best home atmosphere this season was Stockport.
Excellent vocal support throughout the game.

We were actually talking about just this subject Tuesday night and reminiscing how good the atmosphere used to be in the TE. That was when it was terracing that clearly helped.
The trouble with the TE it is a shit view. I for one would seriously consider moving back in it if the stand was rebuilt and it was upgraded.
The DR will sing but again itís all gone a little flat.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Friday, October 7, 2022, 08:06:27
^ when it's rebuilt  ;)
I think a fresh 5k seater (hopefully safe standing) TE will be popular, and ramp up the atmosphere.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 7, 2022, 09:10:40
Itís been absolutely shit at home for years now. Like a library most of the time.
Ramps up when we score but then reverts back to being flat.
Not bad away from home.
Very much this, not sure what the solution to that problem is though.

Back in the 70, 80s and 90s the CG was a fortress where away teams hated coming due to the hostile atmosphere, but that has subsided into nothingness in the last 20 years.

There have been no more than a handful of games in the last 15 years that have evern been noteworthy, Man City and Exeter in recent years but thats it.

It may coincide with no player seeming to get the crowd motivates as McKirdy did, which was why he was a bit of a cult hero, those sort of players don't seem to exist any more. Kamara and Shaun Taylor being 2 prime examples who motivated fans as well as the players.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Batch on Friday, October 7, 2022, 09:27:25
Back in the 70, 80s and 90s the CG was a fortress where away teams hated coming due to the hostile atmosphere, but that has subsided into nothingness in the last 20 years.

Controversial theory which I'm not sure I quite believe myself.  Making grounds all seater and family sanitised has largely killed the atmosphere.

But then again, I liked going to the ground with kids without the risk of being bricked or crushed. And was the atmosphere that bad as soon as we went all seater. I don't think so.

So lets go with the younger generation are all a bunch of snowflakes who aren't replacing us old farts through fear of upsetting someone.

I mean its not true, but writing this drivel has distracted me from what I am supposed to be doing.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, October 7, 2022, 09:49:07
I mean its not true, but writing this drivel has distracted me from what I am supposed to be doing.

New TEF tag line


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Benzel on Friday, October 7, 2022, 09:55:20
I seem to remember back in the late 90s and early 00s there was a vocal section in the back right corner of the DRS, getting that back and opposite the away fans might be help.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Broadbents Tackle on Friday, October 7, 2022, 10:04:14
I seem to remember back in the late 90s and early 00s there was a vocal section in the back right corner of the DRS, getting that back and opposite the away fans might be help.

The Town End was the family stand until about 2000. The first time I remember noise coming out of there at any real level was the Danny Invinsible Peterbrough game in 2001(?)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Friday, October 7, 2022, 11:12:50
Quote from: Broadbents Tackle
The Town End was the family stand until about 2000. The first time I remember noise coming out of there at any real level was the Danny Invinsible Peterbrough game in 2001(?)

my first game was the 27th cup replay v Bolton in 1989

the thing that absolutely hooked me was the atmosphere.

is my memory playing tricks, because it tells me the atmosphere between the shrivy and town end was eclectic?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Broadbents Tackle on Friday, October 7, 2022, 11:22:31
my first game was the 27th cup replay v Bolton in 1989

the thing that absolutely hooked me was the atmosphere.

is my memory playing tricks, because it tells me the atmosphere between the shrivy and town end was eclectic?

The Town End would have still been terracing then, no? I first went in '93 and by then the seats were bolted in and it was the family stand.

I should have mentioned this in my original post, but I wasn't sure exactly when the seats when in and it changed. Pretty soon after Hillsborough, I think.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, October 7, 2022, 11:25:55
Controversial theory which I'm not sure I quite believe myself.  Making grounds all seater and family sanitised has largely killed the atmosphere.

But then again, I liked going to the ground with kids without the risk of being bricked or crushed. And was the atmosphere that bad as soon as we went all seater. I don't think so.

So lets go with the younger generation are all a bunch of snowflakes who aren't replacing us old farts through fear of upsetting someone.

I mean its not true, but writing this drivel has distracted me from what I am supposed to be doing.
Itís the threat of being bricked that pumps the adrenaline! The only game I can remember with bricks being thrown inside the CG was the league cup game v Millwall.

Now that was an atmosphere!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: 4D on Friday, October 7, 2022, 11:34:46
The Town End would have still been terracing then, no? I first went in '93 and by then the seats were bolted in and it was the family stand.

I should have mentioned this in my original post, but I wasn't sure exactly when the seats when in and it changed. Pretty soon after Hillsborough, I think.

It was terracing in 89. We played Plymouth last game of the season around that time, I know the fencing was in place as I got stuck on it  :-[


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Friday, October 7, 2022, 11:37:14
The coppers used to be a bit more "involved" back then too   :)
Rarely see dogs and truncheon used these days.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Lardy Cake on Friday, October 7, 2022, 11:48:36
Itís the threat of being bricked that pumps the adrenaline! The only game I can remember with bricks being thrown inside the CG was the league cup game v Millwall.

Now that was an atmosphere!
I have absolutely no idea when it was but I can remember bricks and large lumps of concrete being hurled over the segregation fence between the Shrivy Road and the Stratton Bank by Bournmuff fans. All that came our way was promptly thrown back. Quite a few were injured that day.
 The Town End atmosphere in the seventies and eighties was quite something, what ever happened to "knees up mother brown" ? I can remember playing Liverpool one night and it was so tightly packed you could not go anywhere so we were rolling up the match day programme and pissing in them. The heat being generated by so many tightly packed fans meant condensation was running down the cold roof and landing on our heads. By the end of the game we were all soaked for one reason or another. Happy days !!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, October 7, 2022, 11:50:38
I think that the TE seats were in the process of going in when the 1990-91 season started.
Remember a packed Stratton Bank for the first home game v Ipswich I think.

The TE was then given over to away fans, at least for the first few home games if hazy memory is correct.

No reason why the more vocal gathering of fans can't be more proactive than reactive in their support.

Might even make those in the DRS who spend most of the game talking about rounds of golf & the upcoming PL fixtures take notice.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, October 7, 2022, 12:04:55
I have absolutely no idea when it was but I can remember bricks and large lumps of concrete being hurled over the segregation fence between the Shrivy Road and the Stratton Bank by Bournmuff fans. All that came our way was promptly thrown back. Quite a few were injured that day.
 The Town End atmosphere in the seventies and eighties was quite something, what ever happened to "knees up mother brown" ? I can remember playing Liverpool one night and it was so tightly packed you could not go anywhere so we were rolling up the match day programme and pissing in them. The heat being generated by so many tightly packed fans meant condensation was running down the cold roof and landing on our heads. By the end of the game we were all soaked for one reason or another. Happy days !!!
The Liverpool game was 1970! thats going back a bit.

My Brother in law was a copper on duty on the bank that day and spent 2 days in hospital after being hit on the head by a brick thrown by Bournemouth fans, some of the worst violence I have ever witnessed inside the CG.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Maidenhead Red on Friday, October 7, 2022, 12:36:32
Beating Bristol City in 2014 was special

Was that the 2-1 on a Friday night?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Maidenhead Red on Friday, October 7, 2022, 12:39:58
Was that the 2-1 on a Friday night?

Just checked, it was not. I'm thinking of 2005!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, October 7, 2022, 14:03:17
I have absolutely no idea when it was but I can remember bricks and large lumps of concrete being hurled over the segregation fence between the Shrivy Road and the Stratton Bank by Bournmuff fans. All that came our way was promptly thrown back. Quite a few were injured that day.
 The Town End atmosphere in the seventies and eighties was quite something, what ever happened to "knees up mother brown" ? I can remember playing Liverpool one night and it was so tightly packed you could not go anywhere so we were rolling up the match day programme and pissing in them. The heat being generated by so many tightly packed fans meant condensation was running down the cold roof and landing on our heads. By the end of the game we were all soaked for one reason or another. Happy days !!!

Remember those days well,  especially - think it was 69/70 season we played Leeds, the builders has  been in and bulldozed the old supporters club which used to be just opposite where the burger van now stands outside the town end, the rubble was just left in neat piles ready to be taken away.  Big mistake,  Leeds fans saved them a job ! They soon made use of the bricks using us as targets, would never happen these days !.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, October 7, 2022, 14:12:27
The coppers used to be a bit more "involved" back then too   :)
Rarely see dogs and truncheon used these days.
Dont think they would be allowed to carry them on the pitch these days, opposition players would probably have something to say about it if they did.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, October 7, 2022, 14:34:15
Thankfully not much of a police presence in grounds at L2 level these days.

The 2 pitch invaders on Tuesday were dealt with by the stewards.
One of them had a good turn of pace but ran out of ideas & easily collared in the end.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat
Post by: Batch on Friday, October 7, 2022, 15:03:42
just trying to think of the last 'mass' trouble I saw.

PV pitch invasion, though that was just a handful that actually threw stuff.

Stoke Harvester got a glass throwing when we played them in the cup.

(I can see a link)

mercifully very rare these days


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Friday, October 7, 2022, 15:20:00
Leicester in the Cup?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, October 7, 2022, 18:11:46
I have absolutely no idea when it was but I can remember bricks and large lumps of concrete being hurled over the segregation fence between the Shrivy Road and the Stratton Bank by Bournmuff fans. All that came our way was promptly thrown back. Quite a few were injured that day.
 The Town End atmosphere in the seventies and eighties was quite something, what ever happened to "knees up mother brown" ? I can remember playing Liverpool one night and it was so tightly packed you could not go anywhere so we were rolling up the match day programme and pissing in them. The heat being generated by so many tightly packed fans meant condensation was running down the cold roof and landing on our heads. By the end of the game we were all soaked for one reason or another. Happy days !!!


1987 over the Easter week end when the County ground was packed to the rafters but the crowd was only given as 16,400

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VqS-bfkWLF8


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Lardy Cake on Friday, October 7, 2022, 19:46:40
Thanks Jimmy. The Town End looks absolutely rammed in that footage.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, October 7, 2022, 19:48:20
Thanks Jimmy. The Town End looks absolutely rammed in that footage.

I remember the game well it was a hot Easter Saturday and the County ground was rocking


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, October 7, 2022, 20:32:50
I remember the game well it was a hot Easter Saturday and the County ground was rocking

If I remember rightly a coach load of Bournemouth fans stopped in Devizes on the way to the game & caused some trouble


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, October 7, 2022, 20:40:37
If I remember rightly a coach load of Bournemouth fans stopped in Devizes on the way to the game & caused some trouble

I don't remember that but recall a couple of hundred Town lads getting escorted out of the Stratton Bank down to the Townend before kick off and lots of missiles being thrown by both sets of fans on the bank.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Friday, October 7, 2022, 21:21:05
This reminds me of what matches could be like back a few years after I started going (shitty v pompey), can't imagine it now. Only 5 arrests  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:

https://youtu.be/BZUg4MJzIRE


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, October 7, 2022, 21:29:17
Came across this little gem😀

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=81n8KFJAF48


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, October 7, 2022, 22:52:37
Fortunate to have the memories from the 70ís and 80ís.
Not the same now, never will be.
I guess being young it was all an adventure then, the adrenaline rush before, during and after a game no comparison now. Just difficult to explain unless you witnessed it.
Scary moments but probably the best days of my life watching football.
Loved it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, October 8, 2022, 05:37:51
Exactly as you put it. The late 70's was definitely my best era of supporting the Town but if you're of a younger generation you wouldn't understand.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Saturday, October 8, 2022, 08:49:37
Late 60s was my introduction. Obviously halcyon days. Amazing to think that you could get "ringside" seats back then, benches situated between the pitch and the old Shrivvy stand.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Steak supper on Saturday, October 8, 2022, 08:55:07
I'm happy that the crap from the 70s and 80s is a thing of the past


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 8, 2022, 09:10:48
Fortunate to have the memories from the 70ís and 80ís.
Not the same now, never will be.
I guess being young it was all an adventure then, the adrenaline rush before, during and after a game no comparison now. Just difficult to explain unless you witnessed it.
Scary moments but probably the best days of my life watching football.
Loved it.

100% agree.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Newport County pre match chat and matchday thread 22/23
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, October 8, 2022, 09:57:12
Late 60s was my introduction. Obviously halcyon days. Amazing to think that you could get "ringside" seats back then, benches situated between the pitch and the old Shrivvy stand.

I can remember sitting on these with my Dad