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Title: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, September 16, 2022, 19:27:28
First of two league away games so we really need to get a win on our travels

We've played Doncaster 26 times in total since 1959 losing x11, drawing x10 and winning x5
With our last victory a 2-0 home win in 2016

Donny's home form so far won 3 lost 1 so expecting a hard game

Doncaster 2 Swindon 1 Att: 5,885 (520 Town)


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: bathford on Friday, September 16, 2022, 21:38:04
Ok, I’m thinking positively.

Donny 1. - 2 Swindon Town
5,159 with 476 from Swindon


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Super Hans on Friday, September 16, 2022, 23:08:49
Donny fans turning on their manager a little. Hopeful of an early goal and get them a bit twitchy.

2-3 Jephcott (2) and Wakeling.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 06:04:30
Getting away from it all on the Pembrokeshire Coast but heading up to Donny in spirit.

Good luck to the happy travellers.

Hopefully the Statler's & Waldorf's watching on iFollow will enjoy the game.



Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 06:35:57
Home win
Knoyle to score
Att: 5002
MoM: Brynn


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 07:26:01
Getting away from it all on the Pembrokeshire Coast but heading up to Donny in spirit.

Good luck to the happy travellers.

Hopefully the Statler's & Waldorf's watching on iFollow will enjoy the game.



Beautiful part of the country also love cardigan bay.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Qunk on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 07:52:45
We will lose by two I fear


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: tans on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 08:35:17
I see there is uproar on social media because there was a photo of coaching staff out in Rotherham last night


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 08:41:03
I'm surprised anybody recognised them😀


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 08:47:28
I see there is uproar on social media because there was a photo of coaching staff out in Rotherham last night
Out or out out?



Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: tans on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 08:48:04
Its just a photo of them in the street, cant see whats wrong with it to be honest


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 08:50:57
Disappointing was hoping for Euro 96 dentist chair vibes!

On a serious note I will be avoiding social media tonight if we don't get a result. No doubt the meltdown will be huge because of it.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 08:51:09
I can't see any problem with it but vaguely remember similar moans when Luke Williams or Wellens were spotted out in Old Town on a Friday evening.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 09:08:27
I see there is uproar on social media because there was a photo of coaching staff out in Rotherham last night
Rotherham?

I understand people’s concern.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 09:10:26
Angus showing them the nightlife maybe😀


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 09:16:39
Wasn’t it one of the kitmen’s birthday yesterday?


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 09:20:16
Wasn’t it one of the kitmen’s birthday yesterday?

Yeah. Probably went for a drink in Rovrum to avoid attention (although they were wearing club sportswear) but got 'caught' out. Don't really have a problem with it myself, I don't think Clayton will play badly if his kit isn't properly folded or whatever.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 09:21:03
If they were being sneaky they’d hardly wear their kit.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 09:22:06
Yeah. Probably went for a drink in Rovrum to avoid attention (although they were wearing club sportswear) but got 'caught' out. Don't really have a problem with it myself, I don't think Clayton will play badly if his kit isn't properly folded or whatever.

Nice one that CREASED me up.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 09:28:51
If they were being sneaky they’d hardly wear their kit.

If they were, they aren't the sharpest tools in the box. They probably have friends in Rovrum and wanted to catch up. All something and nothing really.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 09:43:51
Nice one that CREASED me up.
So long as they can iron out the issues at the back.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 09:45:59
So long as they can iron out the issues at the back.

Hopefully they'll be adopting a hard press today.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 09:47:11
I’d suggest the coaches and kit men and the like can get away with doing their job after a ‘late’ night and a ‘few’ drinks.

If it was the players, different story


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 09:56:38
0-0 in front of 6,189 with 605 Swindonians there.

Khan MotM.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 10:15:08
A score draw. Which will be decent


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 10:23:49
I’m feeling bullish about our chance today. I dint think Lindsey is the man for the job but hope to be proved wrong.

Garner has Covid.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match ch
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 10:42:35
Quote from: tans
Its just a photo of them in the street, cant see whats wrong with it to be honest

That Callum boy deleted his tweet. After tagging the FA. For some coaches, walking down the street.

I guess he's young and doesn't like Lindsey, but even so..


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 10:48:48
Town have only once ever won at Doncaster a 2-1 win in 2015 when Michael Smith and Jon Obika scored, we have had 5 draws and 7 defeats scoring just 9 goals in the 13 games but conceding 19. Its never been a very happy hunting ground for Swindon.

We managed to avoid Donny from 1967 to 1982 and then from 1986 to 2006 when we were in higher divisions than they were as they languished near the basement in Div 4/L2 mostly during those years.

They are managed by Gary McSheffrey who made 4 appearances against Town winning 3 times and drawing once, he was on the bench for Grimsby but never played in the only game he was involved in that Town won.

His record managing Doncaster so far is P38 W10 D8 L20 so a win% of 26.3% and a loss% of 52.6%.

Many fans have lost confidence in GMcS and are frustrated by their performances and think its time for a change despite sitting in 7th place in the league with 4 wins and 2 defeats from their 10 games so far, they have scored 10 and conceded 10 times.

They have lost their last 2 games - a 2-0 loss at Barrow where apparently they were awful and could have lost by 5 goals and only had 1 shot on target vs 8 for Barrow who has 23 shots against them even though Donny had 62% of the possession its about goals.

Their previoust defeat was a 3-1 loss at home to divisional local rivals Mansfield, they havent scored a goal from open play in the last 300 minutes with both the goals in that time being penalties, 5 of their goals have come in the last 2 mins of games too.

From the highlights I have seen a lot of their play revolves around the ageing Lee Tomlin a player who has had a decent career with 100 goals in 500 games for clubs like Shitty(£1.5m), Posh(£1.7m), Cardiff(£3m), Middlesborough(£4m), Forest and Bournemouth(£3.5m). He has chubbed up a bit (he was never skinny though) and likes to control midfield and has little pace but still an eye for a pass and shot, keep him quiet as Barrow did and I think we could win it.

Tomlin has played against Swindon 3 times with varying success, scoring 1 goal, been sent off once and having won 1, drawn 1 and lost 1 in his 3 games all played for Posh.

On paper Donny have a decent squad for this level with many experienced players like ex Town defender Kyle Knoyle.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 11:43:18
Knoyle to score, Jephcott to equalise,Tomlin to be "redded" and Town to struggle to break down 10 men.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 11:43:26
Feeling positive today. Embrace the chaos. Obviously I'd like us to be brilliant and win every week but if we can't do that we might as well be fun.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:40:22
Jephcott on the bench and Wakeling starts, Lavinier injured so Hutton starts, Iandolo on the bench for the first time.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thr
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:41:25
How unfit is he🤔


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:41:26
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fc2_VFNWIAA7PAZ?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:41:42
Good to see Ellis in the squad.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:44:25
We haven't drawn four consecutive away games in the league since 1984😀


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:46:00
We haven't drawn four consecutive away games in the league since 1984😀

We won the last game you plonker.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:46:46
We won the last game you plonker.
Not away mate.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:46:53
We won the last game you plonker.

Read agin before you throw insults


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:47:55
Read agin before you throw insults

Sorry read agin.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:48:16
Sorry read agin.

No worries


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:48:31
Not away mate.

We won the possession stat game.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:48:58
No worries

Yeah my bad - apologies Jimmy.

More haste, less speed/narkiness on my part.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:49:31
Jephcott and Wakeling as a pair seems to be not in SL's spectrum


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:49:53
Phil smith on the radio with Hawes today.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:51:26
Phil smith on the radio with Hawes today.

I get the Donny Comms on my ifollow feed. The Northern commentators from last season were generally very biased.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: molepar on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:53:42
I get the Donny Comms on my ifollow feed. The Northern commentators from last season were generally very biased.
You can listen to BBC radio Wiltshire online for now, it will boot you out just before 3 but at least you can listen to our comms until then.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_wiltshire


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:54:18
I get the Donny Comms on my ifollow feed. The Northern commentators from last season were generally very biased.

No complaints with Hawes apart from getting the players names wrong😀


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:55:49
No complaints with Hawes apart from getting the players names wrong😀

Yeah he did that pretty consistently on Tuesday. Confusing Reed with Williams was an interesting one. Similar height I suppose!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:57:46
You can listen to BBC radio Wiltshire online for now, it will boot you out just before 3 but at least you can listen to our comms until then.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_wiltshire

Cheers, I usually tune in dead on 3 anyway so will just have to tolerate the yorkies today!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:58:31
Jephcott and Wakeling as a pair seems to be not in SL's spectrum

Think the issue would be if we went 2 up top - how would we line up on midfield?


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:59:49
Yeah he did that pretty consistently on Tuesday. Confusing Reed with Williams was an interesting one. Similar height I suppose!
Hawes does often amaze me with his total fuck ups in recognising players, sometimes who don't even have the same skin colour!

Methinks new glasses are needed!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:07:14
Scott Lindsay talking about doing some management training courses with the LMA (alongside Robbie Fowler and Joleon Lescott, start the rumour mill), now there's something you don't often hear a manager talking about.

It is interesting how with players we generally accept that a player can and will improve, but we often think manager skill is a fixed thing that just won't get any better. Let's hope he changes that...


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:10:52
Doncaster have made 3 changes from their 2-0 crushling defeat at Barrow in midweek.

Bobby Faulkner an 18 year old inexperienced centre back.
James Maxwell a 20 year old inexperienced left back.
Jon Taylor a very experienced winger.
Joseph Olowu another young and fairly inexperienced defender returns to the bench.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: normy on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:14:31
Disappointing that Khan doesn't start again.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:16:27
I hope that Hutton plays a lot better today than so far, looking capable of defending would be great. He must be better than his performances so far. Do we have an ETA for Lavinier anyone know?


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:19:23
Disappointing that Khan doesn't start again.
I agree, for me hes the only one gets stuck in.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:20:12
Understand the clamour for Khan to start, but for me his energy works really well off the bench against tiring opposition legs.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:20:21
I hope that Hutton plays a lot better today than so far, looking capable of defending would be great. He must be better than his performances so far. Do we have an ETA for Lavinier anyone know?
Hutton looks far more comfortable when he crosses the half way line, his defending is very poor at times.

Lavinier could be back next week, he wasn't far from fitness today.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:20:29
Surprised Darcy kept his place.
Think the boy has talent and will do alright in the long run but felt the last game passed him by


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:21:37
Williams won't be available for Grimsby so will be interesting to see if he plays Jephcott & Wakeling together.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:22:55
Lindsay giving an interesting defence of not going two up front, talking about the lack of space against Gillingham. Not sure I fully agree, but notably the first time I remember him really talking about tactical set-up to the local press. Would like to hear more of it.

Also mentioned that the squad might suit a 4-4-2 diamond, for those who really want two up!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:24:22
Surprised Darcy kept his place.
Think the boy has talent and will do alright in the long run but felt the last game passed him by
darcy has a great touch but on Tuesday his lightweight was shown up and he was barged off the ball a lot by a strong Sutton midfield.

If he could bulk up he would be a better player, he has the skill just not the physicality.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:24:37
Lindsay giving an interesting defence of not going two up front, talking about the lack of space against Gillingham. Not sure I fully agree, but notably the first time I remember him really talking about tactical set-up to the local press. Would like to hear more of it.

Also mentioned that the squad might suit a 4-4-2 diamond, for those who really want two up!

I can see us having the players for a diamond but then the complete and utter lack of width bothers me personally.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:24:46
Lets just get the ball in the box whatever that takes😀


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:27:00
I can see us having the players for a diamond but then the complete and utter lack of width bothers me personally.
Especially when our best attacks come down both flanks.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match ch
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:27:17
I've had a brisket roll. I've already won


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Hyabb17 on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:29:30
I’m no expert here however if a player isn’t “match fit” then surely the only way to achieve this is by playing said player. Really don’t understand the team picked today.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:30:47
That’s at least the second interview from SL where he has cited our “entries into the box”. An unusual stat to hang your hat on as it includes ‘passes’ that do not find a teammate, i.e. lumping it in the mixer.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:32:45
I’m no expert here however if a player isn’t “match fit” then surely the only way to achieve this is by playing said player. Really don’t understand the team picked today.
Well, there’s 2 choices. Start and take off in the 2nd half or bench and come on in the 2nd half.

That’s the standard way.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nijholts Nuts on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:36:22
Dang. Phil Smith on co comms today. Fortunately he's a better
option than Hockaday, but that is no ringing endorsement


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:36:52
That’s at least the second interview from SL where he has cited our “entries into the box”. An unusual stat to hang your hat on as it includes ‘passes’ that do not find a teammate, i.e. lumping it in the mixer.
Obsessed with stats. Hope he doesn't totally rely on em, 'cause as you say,they can be misleading


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:37:15
Why do I remember the name Charles Breakspear?


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:37:32
Fortunately he's a better option than Hockaday
So is a mute!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:38:14
I don't think Phil is cut out for punditry. I'm sure his knowledge is good but Christ,he does find it difficult to put it across


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:39:50
Why do I remember the name Charles Breakspear?
Beer?


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:41:59
Town playing with what looks like 11 goalkeepers.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:43:06
Beer?

I Googled it, he sent James Dunne off for us once.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:43:43
I Googled it, he sent James Dunne off for us once.

So, do we like him then? …or not?


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:45:00
Nearly a good long pass from Gladwin, too long though in the end.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:45:50
If only Williams could have got a shot in after their keeper fucked up a clearance and was out of position.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:46:28
Great play down the line by Williams but his cross is easily caught by the keeper.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:49:30
Reed gives away a corner with a weak header.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:50:36
Started quite lively by both teams.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:51:21
Doncaster player leaves his foot in on Reed.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:51:36
Yellow for the Donny player.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:52:09
Lavinier-esque orange card that one.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:52:55
Shakespeare should have a handle on any playacting


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:53:00
Poor play by Gladwin on the dribble there in a good position.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:53:33
Good intereception at the back by Reed.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:54:42
Good run and cross by Gladwin just a bit high.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:55:04
Shakespeare should have a handle on any playacting
Breakspear, its Breakspear!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:56:42
Shade not quite on the same wavelength as the rest of the side so far, some nice buildup here.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:56:43
Nice move by Gladwin but Shade doesnt keep his eye on the ball on the edge of the box and the attack fizzles out weakly.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:57:14
Wakeling is a real livewire.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:58:06
Hutton has put 3 good crosses in so far.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:59:01
Breakspear, its Breakspear!
‘Wake Duncan with thy knocking’


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:59:44
Baudry on for the injured MacDonald to face his former club.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 13:59:45
Skipper off,that'll please a few


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:00:42
Doncaster don't look like they can cope with us on the ball at the moment. About as good as we've looked all season on the ball, in the early stages.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: tans on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:01:34
Im watching on IPTV andur has Doncaster comms - the co-commentator has the most monotone voice i have ever heard


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:01:48
Doncaster don't look like they can cope with us on the ball at the moment. About as good as we've looked all season on the ball, in the early stages.
100%


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:04:04
Hutton showed some pace coming back after a poor long ball from Gladwin.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:06:35
Some promising approach work. Not much in the way of chance creation though.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:06:51
Some sounds of discontent from the Donny crowd, sounds like the CG.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:09:59
Shade loses the ball and wins it back and gets a cross in but its cleared.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:10:36
Hutton beats his man and wins a corner.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:10:57
Some sounds of discontent from the Donny crowd, sounds like the CG.
So does their forum.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:11:03
Can you imagine having to listen to this Donny commentary team every week?  Thank god we have got Andrew Hawes.  I would take any of our co-comms over the Donny one..


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:11:46
Wakeling blatantly blocked by Shaun-Williams there.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:12:14
Reed should have shot instead of passing to Darcy whos shot is cleared for a corner. Should have done better.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:12:46
Hutton looking confident on the ball, happy to back himself and take on the man.

...

We should have pulled the trigger much earlier then, chance gone.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:13:27
I can understand the murmerings of the Donny fans, we are totally in control of the game so far.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:15:14
Hawes says Baudry makes a good clearance as Clayton heads the ball out!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:18:26
Nice cross in by Hutton with his left foot but thats where Jephcott would have been and the keeper claims it.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:19:45
Williams has been our best player this half - the Doncaster one.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:19:53
Hawes says Baudry makes a good clearance as Clayton heads the ball out!

Tbf, you said that Hutton tracked back well after a poor long ball by Gladwin, which was Reed :D


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:22:03
Tbf, you said that Hutton tracked back well after a poor long ball by Gladwin, which was Reed :D
I didnt see who passed it TBH I went by what Hawes said :)


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:22:44
I didnt see who passed it TBH I went by what Hawes said :)

:D  I am unfortunately listening to Donny..


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:23:39
Not the best challenge by Hutton there.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:24:11
:D  I am unfortunately listening to Donny..
Sorry for that :)


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:24:42
Donny fans are even more moany than Swindon fans.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:25:53
Nice idea from Gladwin to put a cross in but we dont have a striker in the box.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:26:03
1 shot.  :suicide:


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:26:54
3 mins added time.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:26:59
Donny fans are even more moany than Swindon fans.

Yes, would really like us to score to see what happens


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:28:23
Baudry gives away a free kick near the touch line, yellow for Baudry.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:28:33
For all our possession, we’ve created next to fuck all, again.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:28:40
Yes, would really like us to score to see what happens
They will turn on their team I am sure if we do score.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:28:53
64% possession


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:29:15
For all our possession, we’ve created next to fuck all, again.
Indeed, yet we have had chances to have a shot but nobody taking the risk.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:30:02
Yeah,but what about box entries?


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:30:02
HT 0-0

Pretty much in total control just need to fucking take a shot.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:30:17
The Reed one was not really a risk. The definition of begging to be hit!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:31:09
Glass half full for me. No clear chances, but I think they'll come. Build-up play has been as coherent as we've seen all season. Hutton looks bright as an attacking outlet, Shade maybe the only one a bit off the pace. At the risk of jinxing it, Doncaster look very bad.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:31:12
This is way more Gillingham than Sutton..


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: mexico red on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:31:51
Shade has been annoying me. Swap him with jephcott and play 2 up top


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:35:12
Shade has been annoying me. Swap him with jephcott and play 2 up top

But that would mean making a positive attacking change?  Stop being so bold..


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:36:00
Shade has been annoying me. Swap him with jephcott and play 2 up top
Or even push Wakeling out wide but we need Jephcott in the box for these crosses we are putting in.

Glass half full for me. No clear chances, but I think they'll come. Build-up play has been as coherent as we've seen all season. Hutton looks bright as an attacking outlet, Shade maybe the only one a bit off the pace. At the risk of jinxing it, Doncaster look very bad.
Hutton and Blake-Tracey our best players that half for me, why the hell Reed didnt shoot is beyond me, he passes to Darcy who is in a worse position than him.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:38:02
Surely taking a pot shot is a player decision not a manager directive.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:38:09
Annoyingly, getting a lot more of those 102 errors than usual today.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match ch
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:38:31
controlled the game and were the better team.

created very little.

meh


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:38:31
Doncaster defence do not cope well with possession. Our only notable chance came from winning the ball high up. Keep closing them down, we will be given the ball in good positions. We just have not looked dangerous enough. The worry is they are unlikely to be as bad second half. We could rue not capitalising on their poor performance 1st half. Hope MacDonald is okay.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:38:44
Surely taking a pot shot is a player decision not a manager directive.
It highlights a lack of confidence to me by Reed.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:40:00
63% possession, 1 shot off target according to the iFollow stats. Still, would rather be us than them.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:40:46
Hutton and Blake-Tracey our best players that half for me,

Don’t particularly disagree but both managed one especially stupid moment each, not punished of course.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:42:10
God this is terrible, we look the better of two poor teams but the entertainment value is probably in negative figures.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:42:16
63% possession, 1 shot off target according to the iFollow stats. Still, would rather be us than them.

Darcy’s one looked on target on live viewing camera was almost in line?


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:44:37
Darcy’s one looked on target on live viewing camera was almost in line?
Darcys shot was definately on target before being blocked.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match ch
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:44:53
if we are playing glass half full then I suppose a point on the road and 3 at home would be a good return.

kind of looking for glimpses to show what we are about though.

still, it's only half time.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Power to people on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:45:13
Always wondered how the get all these stats - does someone sit there with their pencil and pad and make a note of who does what  :D :D


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match ch
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:45:40
if we are playing glass half full then I suppose a point on the road and 3 at home would be a good return.

kind of looking for glimpses to show what we are about though.

still, it's only half time.
But we’re looking to kick on - not just marking time.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:47:45
if we are playing glass half full then I suppose a point on the road and 3 at home would be a good return.

kind of looking for glimpses to show what we are about though.

still, it's only half time.

All relative who we are playing right?
A hard fought point at one of the top 3, yeah fine acceptable
A singular point against a Doncaster side that is (so far) worse than us. Not great let’s be honest


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:48:21
darcy shot from 20 yards along the ground saved by the keepers feet.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:48:50
Darcy seems to have got the memo about shooting.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:48:52
Darcy 35 yarder just over the bar.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:49:01
Donny Comms convinced that was a stonewall penalty by Baudry :D


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:50:51
Donny Comms convinced that was a stonewall penalty by Baudry :D
Bullshit! nowhere near one :)


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:51:08
Donny Comms convinced that was a stonewall penalty by Baudry :D

Not seen a replay for some reason but heart was in mouth. Rose tinted glasses he's just run into him at pace.

Baudry on a yellow too so would have been down to 10 for sure.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:51:35
Bullshit! nowhere near one :)

We all know that, except the pair of them..  I had to chuckle


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:52:42
Blake-tracey dribbles in the box and wins a corner as he tried to shoot.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:53:20
We all know that, except the pair of them..  I had to chuckle
I cant listen to the monotinous montone dull South Yorkshire droll.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: doomster on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:54:16
I am going to call it.  A thrilling goalless draw. 


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:54:37
Not seen a replay for some reason but heart was in mouth. Rose tinted glasses he's just run into him at pace.

Baudry on a yellow too so would have been down to 10 for sure.

Seen it twice now. Looked like their man started falling before he got as far as Baudry. Classic old school dive.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:54:51
Shade cuts inside and shoots but its just wide from the edge of the box.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:55:07
Decent run by Shade


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:55:39
Nah, we'll lose win 1-0.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:55:42
Doncaster make the CG look calm and supportive.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:56:08
Chance for them touched over by Brynn.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:56:55
Fuck me this is turgid to watch..


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:57:10
3 chances for Donny saved by brynn easily though.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:58:42
I am going to call it.  A thrilling goalless draw. 

Nope


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:58:42
Fuck me this is turgid to watch..
I think we are pretty much still in control of the game, Phil Smith says hes enjoying it!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:58:56
Ooh, ooh


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:59:06
1-0 Wakeling!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:59:08
Have it!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:59:18
6 yards out weak finish!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:59:42
I think we are pretty much still in control of the game, Phil Smith says hes enjoying it!

No wonder both sets of fans are grumbling so much atm


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:59:46
6 yards out weak finish!

Finisher.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 14:59:54
What a box entry. Mark it down!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:00:01
Hutton's crosses have been good today. I think we'd think a lot more of him if we played a target man - think Paul Sturrock would love him. That one took a few touches before breaking to Wakeling, who has a happy habit of being in the right place at the right time.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:00:05
Can we hold on


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:00:15
Finisher.
Absolutely looked like he miss hit that one too! I will take anything!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:00:44
Can we hold on
Shall I cash out?


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:01:04
Can we hold on
I dont want to see us try to, attack is the best form of defence.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:01:05
Hope we don’t do the play for 1-0 thing. Can’t stand watching those.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:01:36
Shall I cash out?

Tough one depends on what odds you got😀


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:01:53
Rovers getting dicked at home 4-1  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:02:13
I dont want to see us try to, attack is the best form of defence.

Go for the jugular I say!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:02:38
Tough one depends on what odds you got😀
Part of an acca. All 4 winning at the moment.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:03:26
Go for the jugular I say!
(https://media4.giphy.com/media/r83vi3NbJg90dAyb6b/giphy.gif)


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:03:35
Rovers getting dicked at home 4-1  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Hope they used some lube.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:03:39
Part of an acca. All 4 winning at the moment.

Hold on😀


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:03:49
What a tackle by Clayton!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:04:08
Cash oooot.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:04:12
(https://media4.giphy.com/media/r83vi3NbJg90dAyb6b/giphy.gif)

 :clap:


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:04:44
Town has controlled the game    They need to keep attacking


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:04:53
Cash oooot.
£50 now or hang on for £130


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:05:29
£50 now or hang on for £130

Changed my mind take the £50


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:06:35
Poor defensive header by Baudry gives away a corner.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:07:19
Depends on the other games and if you trust Town to hold on. I might take the 50 tbh.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:07:40
The home atmosphere is getting toxic. Come on Town turn the screw.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:08:04
Depends on the other games and if you trust Town to hold on. I might take the 50 tbh.
Depends on the stake


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:08:13
The home atmosphere is getting toxic. Come on Town turn the screw.
The Taming of the Screw


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:08:32
Could do with Khan and Jephcott for fresh legs.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:09:33
Williams with a half volley from 35 yards just saved!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:10:34
Williams playing a lot deeper today hes done a lot of the dirty work in midfield.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:12:16
Goallllll wakeling. Get the fuck in. Sorry, behind the loop. Getting the DNA into his halls in Pompey.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:13:01
Darcy off for Jephcott.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:13:17
Two strikers klaxon!

Thought Darcy's been pretty good.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: SpeakingFluentPeroni on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:13:25
We’ve got super Scotty Lindsay being sung by the lads, great to hear positivity


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:13:28
Darcy had a decent game I thought.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:13:35
Goallllll wakeling. Get the fuck in. Sorry, behind the loop. Getting the DNA into his halls in Pompey.

Cheers on to HMS Victory


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:14:03
ref gives a foul against Reed but that looked ok to me, FK to them 30 yards out.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:14:37
Cheers on to HMS Victory

Being refurbed ATM.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:14:47
Easy save by Brynn.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:15:26
Defence fucks up and the ball falls to Brynn who falls on it.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:15:34
Bizzare that he has switched to 2 up front when we are 1nil up away to Donny, but left one up front when we were 0-0 away to the Gills..  against 10 men


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:15:38
Being refurbed ATM.

It's nice down there especially when it's sunny.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:16:09
Darcy decent, busy. Probably had the most touches of anyone in the first half. Actually pulled the trigger when he got the chance. On another day one of those goes in. I like him


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:16:23
Bizzare that he has switched to 2 up front when we are 1nil up away to Donny, but left one up front when we were 0-0 away to the Gills..
Indeed, maybe hes just learning from his errors previously.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:17:04
Donny making several attacking subs, going for it now, they have scored half their goals in the last 5 mins of games.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:17:20
Bizzare that he has switched to 2 up front when we are 1nil up away to Donny, but left one up front when we were 0-0 away to the Gills..

Based on what he said before the game, there's some logic to it - he said that he didn't do it against Gillingham as there was so little space in the final third. Now Doncaster have to push forward, there should be more space for two strikers to operate. It's not the obvious approach, but there's a consistency to it at least.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:17:41
I’ve bailed out for £75


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:17:44
Donny making several attacking subs, going for it now, they have scored half their goals in the last 5 mins of games.

I see what’s happening here, please no!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:18:05
I’ve bailed out for £75

Drinks are on you😀


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:18:10
Indeed, maybe hes just learning from his errors previously.

Is he though?  We are 1 nil up, if we end up conceding, he will be criticised for that..


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:19:36
Blake tracey to Jepcott in the box but his cross is blocked for a corner.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: JoeMezz on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:20:00
Bizzare that he has switched to 2 up front when we are 1nil up away to Donny, but left one up front when we were 0-0 away to the Gills..  against 10 men

Learning on the job?


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:20:05
Is he though?  We are 1 nil up, if we end up conceding, he will be criticised for that..
No idea TBF trying to give him some credit :)


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:20:39
That was a foul on Wakeling for me.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:22:58
I never noticed that it was out "Auld Enemy" Keiran Agard came on for them.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:23:10
Based on what he said before the game, there's some logic to it - he said that he didn't do it against Gillingham as there was so little space in the final third. Now Doncaster have to push forward, there should be more space for two strikers to operate. It's not the obvious approach, but there's a consistency to it at least.

…but every team under extended pressure are going to get men behind the ball.
You’re still more likely to create something with more players in a smaller space than having less players  in a slightly bigger space.
To me it would be more about the player:player ratio. If they have 5 defenders you’re going to do better with 5 strikers. Smaller space but 1:1. Leave 1 up front you have lots of space but it’s 5:1

Odd take


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:23:56
Att: 6,446 with 632 Swindon.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:24:11
I never noticed that it was out "Auld Enemy" Keiran Agard came on for them.

Fifth team he's played against us for - Rotherham, Bristol City, Plymouth & MK before now.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:25:20
…but every team under extended pressure are going to get men behind the ball.
You’re still more likely to create something with more players in a smaller space than having less players  in a slightly bigger space.
To me it would be more about the player:player ratio. If they have 5 defenders you’re going to do better with 5 strikers. Smaller space but 1:1. Leave 1 up front you have lots of space but it’s 5:1

Odd take

I'm not saying I especially agree, I just think it's consistent with what he said pre-game. Time will tell if his tactical ideas are correct, but he clearly has a few. Glad he seems to have started talking about them in a bit more detail with the local press, helps get a feel for him as a coach.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:25:21
Lots of audible misery from Donny fans.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:26:04
Att: 6,446 with 632 Swindon.

Good turn out


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:26:28
Blake-Tracey to Wakeling in the box but his shot is saved.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:28:30
Piss stains losing 2-0 at home to plastics😀


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:28:54
Piss stains losing 2-0 at home to plastics😀

Rovers now 6 (six) - 3 down at home to Lincoln.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: 4D on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:29:19
Gash  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:29:36
Rovers now 6 (six) - 3 down at home to Lincoln.

Excellent!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:29:49
Rovers now 6 (six) - 3 down at home to Lincoln.
This score pleases me.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:30:05
Wakeling elbowed in the face.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:30:14
3 mins added time.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:30:28
Town needs to stay focused!!  Keep energy up for 5 more minutes


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:30:36
Khan on for Shade.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:30:56
I think VAR would encourage the ref to have a second look at that one.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:31:32
Good clearance by Reed who is fouled and goes to the deck.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:33:35
I get that the performance wasn’t perfect and a couple of wins doesn’t suddenly makes us a top team gunning for promotion…

…but certain posters (who oddly I haven’t seen today) must be gutted. 2 wins in a week.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:34:06
Good clearance by Reed who is fouled and goes to the deck.

Donny felt Reed got the benefit of the doubt, could have been a foul the other way :D


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:34:09
FT 1-0

We did an away win!

Decent performance for me. Baudry probably my MotM but it could be Wakeling or Williams or even Hutton or Blake-Tracey.

9 games unbeaten in the league now.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:34:52
Well, if you'd told me after Harrogate we wouldn't lose another league game and the run would still be going now, I'd have been shocked.

A win, a clean sheet, and, in patches, some of the best play we managed this season. Doncaster looked utterly shite, but that was a real step forward for me.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:35:00
Good result


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:35:32
Will definitely take that. We were better than them, I will give us some credit for them being so shit. 2 in a row  :eek:


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:35:48
Well, if you'd told me after Harrogate we wouldn't lose another league game and the run would still be going now, I'd have been shocked.

A win, a clean sheet, and, in patches, some of the best play we managed this season. Doncaster looked utterly shite, but that was a real step forward for me.
Absolutely agree on all that.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:36:43
Ladbrokes take another battering from LL. £3.58 come to daddy.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:38:25
Good result away from home, happy with the 3 points.  Still not convinced by the performance, but while  it is bringing maximum points I will be satisfied with pigeon steps improvement we are seeing, bar Gillingam.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:39:54
Decent result.
Gonna have to complain about Lindsey’s body language during his post match interview now


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Shizzle on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:42:54
Scott Lindsey is the chosen one  :cloud9:


Title: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match ch
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:43:22
good win that, never really in trouble though the first half didn't produce much

second half looked like we had more intent if a little less control


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:43:33
Decent result.
Gonna have to complain about Lindsey’s body language during his post match interview now

Yes I apologise. I bet we had far more box entries than them and we won. He’s on to something.  :)


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:45:19
We did all that was asked of us, we controlled the game, we won, we kept a clean sheet.

Thats all thats needed in L2, well in any league TBF.

BTW Donny could be the poorest side we have played, that includes Rochdale who created more chances against us.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:46:40
Yes I apologise. I bet we had far more box entries than them and we won. He’s on to something.  :)
Turning draws into wins? Lovely.

Wakeling slowly making a name for himself.

Oxford, Rovers and City all losing. Enjoy the weekend folks  :pint:


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Frigby Daser on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:46:58
Really good win. First time we’ve shown any authority on the pitch. Maybe, just maybe, we’re clicking! Kept a closer eye on the first half - and thought Hutton was really positive going forwards. Credit where it’s due to them, after the awful performance two weeks ago. I also thought Baudry was an assured presence at the back. He’s not better, or worse than McDonald, just different - and better with the ball at feet, which counts in this team.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 15:49:56
A manager, most (including myself) don’t think is up to the job, has led us on an 8 league game unbeaten run, with 4 clean sheets, including winning the last 2.

Football is weird.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: molepar on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 16:10:48
Sounds like a decent performance. Doncaster didn’t sound great but few teams are at this level and you can only beat what is in front of you. Signs of improvement and hopefully we can consolidate our unbeaten run with a more wins instead of draws. I’ve bought my ticket for Grimsby and really looking forward to it now.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Carnegie on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 16:30:33
Good performance by the lads today. What is really encouraging is that we have yet to see this team get anywhere near its full potential.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Shizzle on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 17:20:30
A manager, most (including myself) don’t think is up to the job, has led us on an 8 league game unbeaten run, with 4 clean sheets, including winning the last 2.

Football is weird.
With those stats it’s not the football that’s weird, it’s the “fans” that are weird.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Boeta on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 18:46:49
Thought that was pretty much the perfect away performance.

Full backs and wingers linking up really well for the first time I've seen this season (didn't see Tues).

Only fault I'd pick is that we need an extra player to commit into the box when we've worked it out wide. None of Williams, Shade or Darcy seem willing to do that, so when it was played in its asking a hell of a lot from Wakeling.

Williams was brilliant today - can assume he fancies a couple of weeks in Qatar.
Hutton very good going forward but does leave gaps behind him, which Williams won't cover in the same way Shade might for FBT.
Clayton is a rolls royce - think he's got a very high ceiling.
Wakelings all round game is super impressive, but we do leave him a bit isolated at times - interesting to see Jephcott was playing behind him at 10 when he came on, maybe theyll be able to form a partnership in this 4231 (although Darcy was also excellent and you can't pick 12)


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 18:48:36
One happy manager

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EyXXF6bTqt8


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Boeta on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 18:56:45
What's the third line to the We've got Super Scotty Lindsay chant btw?


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 18:59:04
Doncaster were poor, void of ideas and lacking in confidence.
Always felt if we could score first we would win the game. Their fans were already on their backs at halftime. They created nothing.

Swindon looked like a decent footballing side but with nothing up top. Playing one up top is still questionable but what do I know with a win and clean sheet.
Jonny Williams nearly scored a worldy but for the finger tips of the keeper. Really difficult to pull a MOTM out of that, it was an overall satisfactory team performance.

Lindsey was loving that at the end a sole celebration in front of the travelling fans before the players joined in. A decent day on the road with a decent turn out from Swindon.
Minute silence impeccable from both sets of fans 🙌


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 19:00:24
What's the third line to the We've got Super Scotty Lindsay chant btw?

We’ve got super Scotty Lindsey,
He knows exactly what we need,
MacDonald at the back,
Wakeling in attack,
Swindon’s gonna win the fucking league


I think?


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DMC on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 19:21:26
One happy manager

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EyXXF6bTqt8
I love that at 4 min 30 secs.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 19:26:15
How chuffed was he with the fans singing his name.

Can’t dislike the fella.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 19:30:37
I love that at 4 min 30 secs.

You made me watch it again!
Definitely comes across as decent genuine person.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 19:39:58
He talks really well

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KRfAkmrGRM8


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 20:40:10
You made me watch it again!
Definitely comes across as decent genuine person.

You just want him to succeed, why wouldn’t you.
If a Manager does well, then clearly the club does well.

Was actually made up for him after the game today, you could see it meant so much.

Football is fickle, it’s mercenary. Hope Lindsey is loving that tonight, I’m sure he will be.
Great to catch up with Kyle Knoyle’s Dad as well before the game, real character.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DMC on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 21:07:50
He talks really well

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KRfAkmrGRM8
He will be a manager one day.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: molepar on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 21:12:26
Very pleased to hear him sounding upbeat and great to see him get back to back wins. I have always thought he was much more likeable and genuine than Garner. I never particularly warmed to Garner. Maybe because he just spouted rubbish about how many penalties we should have had each game and he never came out with anything showing any sense of passion towards the club which is quite the opposite of what we get with Lindsey. After the end of the transfer window I said to myself I would give SL 8 games and then make my mind up. We have had 3 games, 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 clean sheets (albeit a very disappointing draw against Gills) but overall he is doing well so far.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 21:21:52
I remember the penalties thing with Garner now. It was amusing at first as we made a better than expected start. It wore thin when our form dropped for sure.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 21:27:42
I know it’s early on in the season but the L1 table is interesting, certainly the bottom half and today’s results equally interesting.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: MangoRed on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 22:56:17
Fucking get in, back to back wins and nice to win away again. Second half best performance of the season, enjoyed it and we absolutely bossed it. Donny poor today and offered fuck all but end of day, they was at right end of table and 3pts is 3pts.

First half fucking dross, boring, both teams shit. Second half different story. Brynn solid won everything, Clayton and Baudry won virtually everything, Hutton looked good today, midfield solid - Reed and Williams back to their best, Wakeling unreal. He runs more than Jerry Yates imo, great goal and some quality tackles to win ball back. Shade shocking in first half, much better in second. Lindsey's name sang right from the start and got louder as game went on, come straight to fans at end. Am I fully sold on him? Not yet, but said from day one look how he speaks, only a prick would want him to fail. Hope he laps up every bit of today. Class support too, best it’s been this season.

First time I’ve watched us and been properly convinced/impressed with the performance, never looked like conceding, onwards and upwards hopefully.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, September 18, 2022, 05:41:33
He will be a manager one day.

I was thinking that myself as he expresses himself really well for a young man.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, September 18, 2022, 07:04:17
Fucking get in, back to back wins and nice to win away again. Second half best performance of the season, enjoyed it and we absolutely bossed it. Donny poor today and offered fuck all but end of day, they was at right end of table and 3pts is 3pts.

First half fucking dross, boring, both teams shit. Second half different story. Brynn solid won everything, Clayton and Baudry won virtually everything, Hutton looked good today, midfield solid - Reed and Williams back to their best, Wakeling unreal. He runs more than Jerry Yates imo, great goal and some quality tackles to win ball back. Shade shocking in first half, much better in second. Lindsey's name sang right from the start and got louder as game went on, come straight to fans at end. Am I fully sold on him? Not yet, but said from day one look how he speaks, only a prick would want him to fail. Hope he laps up every bit of today. Class support too, best it’s been this season.

First time I’ve watched us and been properly convinced/impressed with the performance, never looked like conceding, onwards and upwards hopefully.

Would go along with this.
Shade first half was so frustrating, carved up so much space on our build ups, gave him width and either lost possession or came back inside.
Second half he made some runs that’s what has been missing so far.
Gladwin has stepped up, once again at the heart of everything we did. Wakeling chased down everything and thought the ref made a few incorrect decisions against him, although he never stopped.

Just needed to score first and the defence were rarely troubled. I think we all expected a tougher game. You can see they are struggling in confidence.
Some of their free kick deliveries were absolutely shite.

No player stood out more than others, a convincing team performance.
Jephcott without doubt a player in there, once match fit will contribute with goals, positive about that.

Apart from the M18 congestion it was a decent day.
Pleased for Lindsey, loved his celebrations with the away fans at the end. Came over to the fans before he went to the players, genuinely from the heart and expressing his thanks. That meant something to him yesterday.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Steak supper on Sunday, September 18, 2022, 07:34:10
I was thinking that myself as he expresses himself really well for a young man.

a 30 year old man


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DMC on Sunday, September 18, 2022, 08:44:23
a 30 year old man
A young man still


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, September 18, 2022, 08:51:07
A young man still


100% agree still a young man with an older head on his shoulders.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, September 18, 2022, 08:58:07
Not really read back, been a bit busy, however I noted that Iandolo was on the bench, good to see.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, September 18, 2022, 09:01:43
Not really read back, been a bit busy, however I noted that Iandolo was on the bench, good to see.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xxqKSBPHz0E


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, September 18, 2022, 09:49:54
It would seem that the conversation is becoming more favourable towards the team as a whole, individual players and the manager though it’s fair to say for some the jury is still out. 4 out of six over the next two games would be good leap forward for everyone.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DMC on Sunday, September 18, 2022, 10:17:26
It would seem that the conversation is becoming more favourable towards the team as a whole, individual players and the manager though it’s fair to say for some the jury is still out. 4 out of six over the next two games would be good leap forward for everyone.
I agree with this. What we could do with is a bit of a rallying cry like McKirdy gave the fans last year. Get the fans onside from the kick off. That last 5 games last year was huge and think if we did something quite early we could get a bit of momentum going


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Bogus Dave on Sunday, September 18, 2022, 21:15:26
He will be a manager one day.

I don’t know if it’s a deliberate effort from within, but I’ve been suprised by how much Gladwin has came across as the elder statesmen /senior head within the squad. Not just in interviews, you see it on the pitch too


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DMC on Sunday, September 18, 2022, 22:16:40
I don’t know if it’s a deliberate effort f :soapy tit wank:rom within, but I’ve been suprised by how much Gladwin has came across as the elder statesmen /senior head within the squad. Not just in interviews, you see it on the pitch too
Yeah i wonder if it's something he wants to do in the future so has taken it upon himself


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Sunday, September 18, 2022, 23:23:01
I expected he’s probably had some good solid advice whilst dealing with his career shortening/altering injuries.
He’d have been foolish to think he’d come back the same player. Any dynamism he once had is definitely gone now. He’s changed his game and possibly his mindset too.


Obviously not comparable on talent/level but Roy Keane did the same at United. People often forget how box to box he was in his earlier United career & how many goals he got. Wasn’t till he got a bit older and had done his cruciate that he became more of a holding midfielder.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Pericardinho on Monday, September 19, 2022, 09:35:57
Interesting how Gladwin mentioned how his game has changed, and he thinks more of the team now than himself.

Personally, I want a bit of the old Gladwin back. The one who shot from distance and tried to make things happen. I know it's not always on, and there needs to be a balance, but it's almost as if he's lost a bit on confidence in the final 3rd.

It's fine always playing the extra pass if we have an abundance of firepower, but we don't currently. Him chipping in could be really valuable.



Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Kinky Tom on Monday, September 19, 2022, 09:57:48
I think his dodgy knees have put doubt in his mind when it comes to his old shoot on sight policy unfortunately.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, September 19, 2022, 09:58:25
I also took that he he has at to change the way he plays because of injuries so can't do what he used to do.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Steak supper on Monday, September 19, 2022, 10:05:19
He is not a young man anymore and the way he plays now takes that into account


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, September 19, 2022, 10:11:41
And as usual the thoughts of Donny fans on their forum.

Fuck me I did 10 mins reading and now I want to slash my wrists in sympathy for them! what a bunch of moaners, worse than their neighbours Bradford when we beat them last time, Yorkshire must be an utterly miserable place to live.

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Have to agree,  today was like watching a Conference side against a league 1 team hoping they stumble across a chance to score a goal. I have no idea what the managers game plan is, we can't string 3 or 4 passes together, we are unbelievably slow, we either pass back or hit it long to our lone striker, there is no urgency, we may as well not play Taylor as we don't give him the ball & he spent more time defending, we are at home, in league 2, it's absolutely shocking.

Swindon had players persistently in space & passed through us with ease. Every side I have watched us play have a plan & play as a unit. In the first couple of games I thought this team had at least  a bit of character, that has disappeared in the last 3 games. Anyway I blame George Miller for everything.

Swindon were not a good side, but we made them look one.
Mitchell pulling off some superb saves whilst their keeper pulled up a chair and read the paper. Mitchell also needs to distribute the ball a lot quicker. Watching him spend epochs to kick the ball just adds to the general malaise and apathy about the place, instilled by the manager.

Abysmal. Team like a bunch of disorganised seaside donkeys. Swindon showed how the game should be played with pace and accurate passing.

Swindon deserved the win,I’m not sure how much of the ball we touched in the first half? We did do slightly better in the second, but only slightly. Gutted.

Swindon had players persistently in space & passed through us with ease. Every side I have watched us play have a plan & play as a unit.

Thought Louis Reed played well today, another one that got away, or we allowed to, whichever. Also thought their number 10 Darcy was excellent, energy, forward thinking, & box to box.

Their lad down the flank was decent, Shade i think? Also the bloke with the bald head and long beard who had that rasping shot second half from well out that Mitchell tipped over. Looked decent. Overall a side full of decent players but without quite having that danger up top or cutting edge.

He ought to, he's got 33 international caps, and will be off to the World Cup later this year.

Weird career, Jonny Williams. Has always looked a quality player whenever I’ve seen him but was never really trusted at Palace and bounced around on loan a lot before having a decent couple of years with Charlton. No idea what he’s doing at Swindon now, surely could be playing a league or arguably even two above.

So why he's only managed to secure a deal at a 4th tier team though is beyond me. Although as Nick suggests above, he does seem to be one of those players, like Joe Allen, who plays best when, and puts a big priority on being, happy at a club, so maybe that explains it.

On his popularity with Welsh fans there was a clip on Twitter today from one of the member of the Swindon Town staff. They'd stopped off at some services on the way home, at the same time a coach-load of Cardiff fans had also stopped there. Williams was duly mobbed by them, and they were chanting his name as he got back on the Town bus.

if Reed was that good someone might have poached him by now from Swindon. We probably just made them look better

Swindon were a side completely devoid of any cutting edge or attacking intent yet won comfortably. That 1st half was so incredibly tedious - Rovers were terrible; Swindon playing pointless, boring keep ball.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Monday, September 19, 2022, 10:45:42
And as usual the thoughts of Donny fans on their forum.

Fuck me I did 10 mins reading and now I want to slash my wrists in sympathy for them! what a bunch of moaners, worse than their neighbours Bradford when we beat them last time, Yorkshire must be an utterly miserable place to live.


…still trying to undo the complete and utter shit show the previous manager left them with…


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Cookie on Monday, September 19, 2022, 11:13:01
What are your thoughts on Orient's good start to the season DV?


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: MangoRed on Monday, September 19, 2022, 11:18:55
And as usual the thoughts of Donny fans on their forum.

Fuck me I did 10 mins reading and now I want to slash my wrists in sympathy for them! what a bunch of moaners, worse than their neighbours Bradford when we beat them last time, Yorkshire must be an utterly miserable place to live.


Last two comments a tad bitter aint they?  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick: :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:

They tried signing Reed and had him most of pre season before we swept in, wellens wanted but couldn't afford, shite budget that season, manager after did even worse didn't he?

As for swindon offering nothing, second half we absolutely bossed it, they were nearly as poor as rochdale.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: MangoRed on Monday, September 19, 2022, 11:19:52
What are your thoughts on Orient's good start to the season DV?


😂😂😂😂😂


Title: Re: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Benzel on Monday, September 19, 2022, 11:30:07
What are your thoughts on Orient's good start to the season DV?
Good is being harsh!


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DMC on Monday, September 19, 2022, 13:18:04
Really interested to see what happens with Wellens. My argument for not having him back is i do not think he is that loyal so i cant wait to see if someone comes in for him in a month or so to see what happens


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: DiV on Monday, September 19, 2022, 13:21:41
What are your thoughts on Orient's good start to the season DV?

I’m intrigued to see how they do, if Wellens stays and how well he does should he get up them up into L1 and stays

…only one team has taken points of them this season


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, September 19, 2022, 13:48:21
I’m intrigued to see how they do, if Wellens stays and how well he does should he get up them up into L1 and stays

…only one team has taken points of them this season
Apparently manager of the month,  that’ll help change things.


Title: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, September 19, 2022, 13:51:58
Should see them drop some points now😀


Title: Re: Re: Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town pre match chat and match day thread 22/23
Post by: Cookie on Monday, September 19, 2022, 14:15:42
I’m intrigued to see how they do, if Wellens stays and how well he does should he get up them up into L1 and stays

…only one team has taken points of them this season
He'll ditch them for Wrexham after a poor start or something like that.