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Title: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 09:13:54
I honestly think we'll lose this game. Dale's last home game saw them beat Stevenage 2-0. Stevenage had 28 shots ???

Rochdale 1-0 Swindon att: 2,512 (435 away)

Shit division, shit expectations now.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 11:57:33
They've lost 23 games out of 36 and only scored 29 goals and surprisingly only Gillingham have scored less who've been on a decent run since January.

If we can't beat this shower of shit we really are shite!

Rochdale 1 Swindon 1 Att: 2,560 (470 Town)


Title: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 12:12:05
meh. I've written the season off. will probably watch .

1-1


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 12:31:54
Rochdale are dire, really bad, worse than Harrogate who we dealt with easily enough.  If it was home a 3-0 repeat would be expected, we should still win this one even though it is away.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 12:52:19
Don't forget we lost 2-0 at Crawley  :doh:


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Whingy the poo on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 22:10:04
Piece of piss, 1-4 to town.   :D

My first (& probably last) visit to Spotland.

Its got to be a win, we have double the points they have.  :nod:


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Pookemon on Thursday, March 16, 2023, 07:37:11
Don't forget we lost 2-0 at Crawley  :doh:
And 3-0 to Harrogate


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Thursday, March 16, 2023, 10:30:57
I'm heading up for this, chippy across the road is always welcome after the drive!

We should be winning this, no excuses not too.

0-3 please.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Thursday, March 16, 2023, 10:47:21
I shall be watching this high profile match.

On holiday for Stockport and Hartlepool.

The start of a false dawn with a thumping win!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, March 16, 2023, 10:48:11
On holiday for Stockport and Hartlepool.
I am actually going to the Stockport match so will miss you there in the TE!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Thursday, March 16, 2023, 11:58:53
I am actually going to the Stockport match so will miss you there in the TE!

Typical!! Enjoy it!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, March 16, 2023, 12:07:55
Typical!! Enjoy it!
Unlikely mate!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, March 16, 2023, 14:14:52
Typical of Flash to miss his round  ::)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Thursday, March 16, 2023, 14:33:03
 :dog: :dog:
Typical of Flash to miss his round  ::)

 :dog: :dog:



Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, March 16, 2023, 19:24:26
Driving up for this one.

Many laughable memories of going up to Rochdale from getting bitten by a dog, to my Mate driving down a cobbled street chased by the locals.
The best of all the car blowing up off North Stafford as Glasgow Red didnít think that the warning light meant the engine required oil.
Still hear the bang and see the smoke 😂
Blagged the train journey from Stafford to Didcot.

Just the memories of following the lads all over.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, March 16, 2023, 23:00:28
.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cS6UDtFsvnA


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, March 17, 2023, 11:27:11
No new injuries, now there's a novelty.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Friday, March 17, 2023, 17:12:46
391 away fans heading up according to the STFC twitter account.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, March 17, 2023, 17:35:15
Ouch!

ďWe have had plenty of opportunities to turn defence into attack pretty quickly and it was the quality that has let us down." - Jody Morris #stfc


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, March 17, 2023, 19:57:01
Welcome to league 2 you're not at Cobham now working with elite academy players!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 07:15:32
Morning Red Men. What are we thinking? A degree of 'all out attack' please!

                                                        Brynn

Hutton                      Brewitt                                    Clayton               Lavinier


                                McEachran                             Cain



                  RHM                              Williams                         Wakeling

                             
                                                        Austin


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: kirky69 on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 07:49:23
Pretty much what I would go with, although Darcy for Wakelin, who looked very jaded on Tuesday, with 2 up top and Williams in the number 10 role just behind. So a 4312 formation. 3-0 to Town,with RHM and an Austin brace and feint play-off hopes rekindled.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 09:16:28
I think we have too many good individual players not to make the playoffs. Such a shame we wasted half a season with Lyndsey.
Start a run of consecutive wins today to push us into the mix
4-1 and safe travels to those going in this weather.
Edit saw the strip announcement
🟢⚪🟢⚪


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 09:30:46
Sitting this one out.
Stomach bug this week so there's been enough shit to deal with without another 90mins of it.

Actually that's unfair, the forces of darkness are striking again & need to catch up with work in order to put beer on the table.

Rochdale is a good away day.
It's a pity that the next visit might not be for some time.

Straightforward win on paper, except that we don't do on paper or winnable.....

Need to get Austin involved in the opposition box today.
Was thinking, somewhat out of the box, that Tomi might be a better option as first change ahead of Jephcott.
Morris has nothing to lose by trying something different.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 11:13:54
Morning Red Men. What are we thinking? A degree of 'all out attack' please!

                                                        Brynn
Hutton                      Brewitt                                    Clayton               Lavinier
                                McEachran                             Cain
                  RHM                              Williams                         Wakeling
                                                        Austin

Exactly the side I would pick too, we weren't attacking enough on Tuesday, Darcy looks a better sub than starter as does Shade and even though Wakeling didn't have a good game he is not a left midfielder or LWB and is totally wasted in that position, hopefully Tomlinson is fit again.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 11:18:22
Tomlinson still out?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 11:24:32
Tomlinson still out?
No idea mate I havent heard any mention of him, I hope hes back though.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 11:27:21
Got a feeling we will see an Austin brace or hat trick today. Have absolutely zero justification for it but heís got to have his day eventuallyÖ right?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 11:29:27
No idea mate I havent heard any mention of him, I hope hes back though.
Mentioned in Morris press conference that he is out.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 11:31:08
Morris confirmed in the presser that Tomlinson was still out.

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/23391021.swindon-town-pre-rochdale-press-conference-happened/

Major question mark for me on if we sign him for next year. Lovely guy and a cracking player but simply can't be carrying sicknotes anymore.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 12:30:12
One observation is the sheer number of late goals we concede. Northampton (H&A), Salford (A), Stockport (A), Crawley (A), Carlisle (H), Walsall (H), Sutton (A). Bad luck? Fitness/concentration issues? Or just part and parcel of a young, inexperienced squad? Either way, doesnít bode well.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 12:45:58
One observation is the sheer number of late goals we concede. Northampton (H&A), Salford (A), Stockport (A), Crawley (A), Carlisle (H), Walsall (H), Sutton (A). Bad luck? Fitness/concentration issues? Or just part and parcel of a young, inexperienced squad? Either way, doesnít bode well.
All the above TBH.

We often concede very poor late goals from set peices too, unmarked headers etc. could be from late substitutions disrupting the defensive unit too.

Its a bad habit tho and something we need to stop, I never feel confident going into the last 5/10 mins of games with only a single goal lead, ever.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 12:49:08
I do think Morris has alluded to fitness not being great when he arrived without going the full Joey Barton on his predecessor.

Looking forward to seeing some non-fatigued pre season games next year!



Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 12:51:40
Rochdale fans on their forum very confident they can beat us, well it is only Swindon, yet in their last 16 games they have suffered 10 defeats and only 2 wins, one win being last week vs Stevenage at home.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 12:58:02
Rochdale fans on their forum very confident they can beat us, well it is only Swindon, yet in their last 16 games they have suffered 10 defeats and only 2 wins, one win being last week vs Stevenage at home.

We only have 6 wins in our last 20 games, so I can see why theyíd be confident in fairness.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 13:10:06
Admittedly we haven't won there either in the last 5 visits with 3 defeats and 2 draws.

We have only 4 wins ever in the 14 games played there.

But, we have only lost there 3 times, all of those in the last 5 games.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 13:12:14
Admittedly we haven't won there either in the last 5 visits with 3 defeats and 2 draws.

We have only 4 wins ever in the 14 games played there.

But, we have only lost there 3 times, all of those in the last 5 games.
I've been to Rochdale three times. Guess which three.

I am also here today. You've been warned.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 13:12:53
I've been to Rochdale three times. Guess which three.

I am also here today. You've been warned.
Ouch.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 13:17:10
Ouch.
3-1 4-0 and 2-0 I think.

Very excited to be here again.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 13:19:25
3-1 4-0 and 2-0 I think.

Very excited to be here again.
I went once back in 1986, we won 2-1 and I still didnt enjoy the experience so never went back, I feel your pain!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 13:38:24
I went once back in 1986, we won 2-1 and I still didnt enjoy the experience so never went back, I feel your pain!
Despite the results, I always enjoy a trip to Rochdale. Very friendly fans, proper club. Hope they stay up.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 13:44:24
Despite the results, I always enjoy a trip to Rochdale. Very friendly fans, proper club. Hope they stay up.
They are proper fans who have suffered a lot, I didnt like the ground much but it has changed a lot in the last 38 years or so.

This is how I remember it!

(https://images.fineartamerica.com/images/artworkimages/mediumlarge/1/rochdale-spotland-stadium-east-terrace-3-1970s-legendary-football-grounds.jpg)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 14:00:45
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Frgb_EqWAAQ0Bn8?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 14:01:43
Good side that


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 14:02:00
Canít say Iím surprised that Shade and Jephcott have been dropped. Both were extremely poor at Walsall. In saying that, unsure if we created one chance for Jephcott


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 14:02:30
Good side that

Certainly good enough to win today


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 14:03:02
Best team we could put out. Win today and we'll see where we are.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: normy on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 14:13:51
Best team on current form.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nijholts Nuts on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 14:24:44
0-2 Austin brace


Title: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 14:50:44
Didn't realise how much of a danger a Rochdale were in danger of exiting "the Rochdale division"*.

(*RIP Reg)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 14:54:36
Sat in Glos hospital with my Dad. Not sure whether to try to watch or not!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 14:56:12
Sat in Glos hospital with my Dad. Not sure whether to try to watch or not!
Sorry to hear that mate, look after your dad hes more important than a meaningless end of season fixture.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 14:56:57
Right Swindon. Win and no injuries. Thanks in advance


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 14:57:28
Sorry to hear that mate, look after your dad hes more important than a meaningless end of season fixture.

Although Swindon may at times have anaesthetic qualities.

Get well soon NMH Sr.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:00:16
Sat in Glos hospital with my Dad. Not sure whether to try to watch or not!

My thoughts are with you both football isn't important in these situations.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:00:17
Why are we in green?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:00:55
Not a great FK from McEachran there to Brewitt.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:01:30
Why are we in green?
Paddys day yesterday. ;)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:01:53
Have that!

Rochdale look fucking bobbins. How do you leave Charlie fucking Austin unmarked?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:01:56
1-0 Austin,


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:02:10
Isnt it good to play Austin as an actual striker.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:02:16
Wow that was quick :pint:


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:03:10
Hutton cross?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:03:49
Cross from Hutton after a good long Darcy pass Austin on the penalty spot takes 1 touch and rifles it in the middle of the goal .


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:04:03
Hutton cross?

Yep, really good ball to Austin with RHM providing the dummy run distracting the defence.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:04:16
Is that Jonathan Douglas on comms?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:04:40
Is that Jonathan Douglas on comms?

Jonathan Smith. PDC era rather than couple of season's back version.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:04:42
Lots of balls being given away in the middle of the pitch by both sides.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:04:49
Charlie Charlie Austin!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:05:38
Jonny Smith.

Ah, ok.
Seems to have a clue, which is good.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:08:49
Ah, ok.
Seems to have a clue, which is good.
Yep,decent


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:08:59
Our midfield looks pretty poor so far. Decent on the ball but poor of it.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:10:52
Strange start. 1-0 up and we look dangerous when going forward but so shaky in midfield


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:11:40
Strange start. 1-0 up and we look dangerous when going forward but so shaky in midfield
Agreed.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:12:06
They're pushing up very high in the press, which is why we both look rushed in defence/midfield and like we have a lot of space attacking if we break the press.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:12:53
0-2


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:13:06
2-0 Austin!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:13:07
Get in there!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:13:43
Magnificent ball from Williams, great cross from RHM - not 100% sure he meant it and a poacher's finish from Austin.

They are playing right into our hands tactically, fair play to them for giving it a go but this is the kind of space we need and they're giving it to us every time.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:13:46
So glad we ditched the wing backs.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:13:49
Brilliantly worked. Thought Austin would grab a couple today. Rochdale are absolutely shocking at the back


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:13:56
Good ball from Williams to RHMwhos cross shot finds Austin who belts it into the net.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:14:18
Unsurprisingly the Rochdale comms watch their games through very dark blue tinted glasses..  What a name Tony Malarkey is..  we should sign him just for that.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:14:28
So glad we ditched the wing backs.
Indeed.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:14:34
This feels like a cricket score is coming. Tactically they're just playing as we would like them to.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:15:54
Charlie Charlie Austin!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: WEBBERhyde on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:16:03
Lovely bit of play from Williams and RHM there.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:16:26
Feel bad for Rochdale tbh. Clearly trying to play the Ďrightí way, just a real lack of quality. At the back theyíre hopeless, RHM and Austin should grab a few more


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:17:54
Feel bad for Rochdale tbh. Clearly trying to play the Ďrightí way, just a real lack of quality. At the back theyíre hopeless, RHM and Austin should grab a few more

Yeah, it's a case study in why bad teams tend to play anti-football. They're trying, they're just not as good as the teams they're against and in a fair fight that's going to show.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:18:04
That looked like a yellow challenge on Williams to me.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:20:56
That looked like a yellow challenge on Williams to me.

Play acting according to Roch Comms, wasn't even a foul :D

Yet Clayton should have got a yellow for pulling down their striker earlier in the game..


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:21:10
1-2


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:21:26
1-2


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:21:30
Well that was a comedy of errors.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:21:46
Oh ffs


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:21:49
That's my prediction league forecast🤣


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:21:55
Well for all the pity weíve given them, theyíre back in it ffs.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:21:59
If only Darcy had passed to Austin rather than trying to beat his man and lost the ball on the edge of their box.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:22:23
Williams very odd missed tackle in midfield, ball over the top, Hutton playing the man onside on the far side as Clayton steps up to catch him offside.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: hobnob on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:22:37
Circus


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:24:05
That should have been Charlie's hat-trick.

This game is so open it's ridiculous.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:24:06
Darcy decent ball to Austin in the 6 yards box but he hits it wide.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:24:25
2-2 ffs


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:24:36
Jesus. poor even if it looked offside.

good finish


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:24:37
Fucking Nora


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:24:38
2-2


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:24:58
Fucking hell😡
They're the second lowest scorers in the league and they get 2 against us in 25 mins


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:25:04
What a goal that was


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nijholts Nuts on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:25:13
This is so Swindon


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:25:31
This could be 10-10.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindon74 on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:25:54
Jesus wept, how have we let them back into this game!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:26:29
The contrast with the Walsall game is... stark.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:26:42
This is so Swindon

Thought the exact same.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:27:08
fucking hell


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:27:21
Iíd hoped it might be 1-0!

Saw the first goal. Poor reception at the hospital.

Thanks for kind words. Today was just tests and ultrasound.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:27:58
We'll lose this. We aren't very good.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:28:47
If we lose this we should be the team getting relegated


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: I JBZelieve We Will Win on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:29:10
Same old Swindon


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:29:29
We'll lose this. We aren't very good.
I think we will win but by the skin of our teeth, defensively poor and weak in midfield. But every time we get the ball we look like we could score, but, so do they.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:29:45
Cracking finish to be fair.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:30:39
Cracking finish to be fair.

He will never score one like that again in his career.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:31:47
He will never score one like that again in his career.

Fucking bold thing to say with 60 minutes left that :D


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:31:58
McEachran down without challenge.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:32:10
Fucking bold thing to say with 60 minutes left that :D
True.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:32:58
There are not many clubs who would take a quick 2-0 lead against bottom of the league, and allow a side as dire as them to come back into it within 10 minutes despite how toxic the ground was at 2-0. Convinced itís been a Swindon thing since 1879


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:33:04
Important question, is Jim Bentley the hardest manager in L2? He looks like he's been in a few scraps.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:33:20
We are so shit, I really donít rate many of our players.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:33:45
Cain on for McEachran.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:33:45
Oh fucking hell George McEachran injured.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:34:10
Important question, is Jim Bentley the hardest manager in L2? He looks like he's been in a few scraps.

Dino Maamria, although unsure if heís managing atm


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Munichred on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:34:40
2-2
Another example of Lavinier proving he can't kick with his left foot...


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:35:38
Dino Maamria, although unsure if heís managing atm

Heís at Burton.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:36:20
Lavinier is no defender. Clayton has been very rattled today too


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:38:00
Jeeeeeesh


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:38:02
Got away with that.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:38:05
Any side with an ounce of sense would realise that Rochdale are shocking and thereís no need to panic, as chances will come to go back ahead. Instead, we look very rattled


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:39:06
Any side with an ounce of sense would realise that Rochdale are shocking and thereís no need to panic, as chances will come to go back ahead. Instead, we look very rattled
Agreed.


Title: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:39:10
every time Oudo is mentioned, Prodigy's Voodoo People goes through my head.

it's keeping me sane


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:39:18
Austin header straight at the keeper.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:39:37
Great ball from Hutton again


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:39:59
every time Oudo is mentioned, Prodigy's Voodoo People goes through my head.

it's keeping me sane
Odoh? All I hear is Scooby Doo!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:40:40
Odoh? All I hear is Scooby Doo!

He's much more of a Scrappy Doo.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:40:54
just saw the offside goal.

we can't defend set pieces for shit


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:41:55
just saw the offside goal.

we can't defend set pieces for shit

Perhaps generously, but I think we let the man go there as it was far too early a run.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:42:08
[quote="Peter Venkman]Odoh? All I hear is Scooby Doo![/quote]

him too :)

you should get a Odoh tattoo


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:42:52
So frustrating that we play Wakeling out on the left. Such a waste for a player of his talent


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:42:54
Quote from: Nemo
Perhaps generously, but I think we let the man go there as it was far too early a run.

maybe. we struggled against one earlier too though


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:43:45
We are going to need to Kevin Keegan this. Attack!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:44:18
him too :)

you should get a Odoh tattoo
Happy with just Scooby and Shaggy thanks :D


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:44:48
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Russia.svg/180px-Flag_of_Russia.svg.png)
(https://popularheight.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Audrey-Hepburn.jpg)
(http://img04.imgsinemalar.com/images/sanatci/Eddie-Murphy.jpg)

Should have done better with the cross.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:47:59
Huge chance. RHM has to do better, never looks convincing in the final third


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:49:00
HT 2-2


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:51:50
That was fucking infuriating.

We look like scoring everytime we go forward. Should have scored more.

Since we went 2-0 up, defensively we have been a fucking shambles. Only Swindon would go 2-0 up away at bottom of the league and manage to go in 2-2 at HT.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:51:50
Well, that was... quite a half. Frantic, chaotic, open, could legitimately be 4-4.

Early on, they were wide open to the counter and we opened them up twice. The crowd turned, it could easily have got really, really nasty for Rochdale.

Then we concede one out of nowhere and another to an absolute worldie. Plenty to look at in our defence for both, but neither were exactly high xG chances.

Since then, both sides could have scored more. Hutton has the absolute run of the place down our right, RHM scares the crap out of them. They look much stronger down our left.

McEachran's injury is a real shame.

We're not looking like a side that's going to mount a playoff challenge, but if the season is going to peter out, it may as well be like this than rather than like Walsall.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:53:25
Can't believe we have yet another crock. Something seriously wrong with our lack of physicality


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:53:50
This game is a sum up of our season. Squandered.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:57:14
Donít think this is anywhere near the worst Town side Iíve seen but they could easily finish in the worst position weíve been in since Ď84.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Pookemon on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:59:21
Good side that
Is it?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 15:59:58
I've been supporting Town since 1973 and can't remember injuries like this during that time even when we played on muddy pitches and when players were allowed to tackle.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:01:23
Darcy has played well but I really think we needed Cain in there for the control, so someone else should have dropped out. Darcy, Williams, McEachran is a midfield that anyone can bully and they did.

Our complete lack of a defensive midfield boss exposed. Again!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:02:21
Whilst I think a lot of our struggles this season have been self-inflicted, the injuries are really, really unfortunate. We surely have one of the worst injury records in the FL this year


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: MangoRed on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:03:33
Thought it was gonna be a cricket score at the start, what the fuck has happened since I donít know. Midfield getting dicked. No control. Donít care if seasons done you cannot lose to dross like this


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:04:11
I hope Morris gave them the bollocking they deserved.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:04:59
Our midfield is just too lightweight.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:06:46
Well, that was a comically obvious dive from the Rochdale 10.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:06:47
Looking like Lavinier has gone into midfield and Wakeling gone to LB.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:07:19
Darcy shot from 20 yards well wide.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:08:02
Looking like Lavinier has gone into midfield and Wakeling gone to LB.

3-5-2 I think?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:09:10
3-5-2 I think?
It looks like Lavinier is playing a roaming sweeper role in the 3 at the back.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:09:15
Whilst I think a lot of our struggles this season have been self-inflicted, the injuries are really, really unfortunate. We surely have one of the worst injury records in the FL this year
Too many of our players just dangle feet in on challenges rather than fully committing, thatís a recipe for injuries and a lot of been incurred that way. Again itís related to the type of player we have signed, there is no real physicality in academy football, weíre too lightweight for a league 2 team.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:09:34
Hutton fucks up at the back and we get away with it.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:10:00
Hutton fucks up at the back and we get away with it.

Followed by Cain fucking up at the back and us getting away with it. Living dangerously.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:10:46
Followed by Cain fucking up at the back and us getting away with it. Living dangerously.
Could so easily go either way still.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:13:15
They need to win with creepy winning at wombles.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:14:01
Not many options off the bench to change this other than maybe Shade on for Wakeling at LWB.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:15:04
If Town isolate Brierley then Rochdale shouldn't score any more. Key player for them in this match. Chances will come probably for both sides. This is where experienced/calm head will prosper.

Corner Town 56'


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:16:12
Great chance for Town ends with a shot by Lavinier but its way wide.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:16:36
Not many options off the bench to change this other than maybe Shade on for Wakeling at LWB.

Has Clayton played left back before as Minturn could go centre half.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:16:53
Too many of our players just dangle feet in on challenges rather than fully committing, thatís a recipe for injuries and a lot of been incurred that way. Again itís related to the type of player we have signed, there is no real physicality in academy football, weíre too lightweight for a league 2 team.
But that's not usually the case with McEachran to be fair


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:17:39
Town beginning to get a grip on the game now.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:18:00
Williams starting to be much more involved here which is a good sign. Feel like he's a bit of a bellwether for this team, when he's good, so are we. When we're bad, you'd forget he was playing.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:18:22
Has Clayton played left back before as Minturn could go centre half.
He has but that wont change the style of play for me, the only creative player who could come on is Shade.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:18:58
He has but that wont change the style of play for me, the only creative player who could come on is Shade.

Cheers JJ


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:19:28
Williams starting to be much more involved here which is a good sign. Feel like he's a bit of a bellwether for this team, when he's good, so are we. When we're bad, you'd forget he was playing.
Well I learnt a new word today!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:21:02
Well I learnt a new word today!

Same here!

noun
noun: bellwether; plural noun: bellwethers
the leading sheep of a flock, with a bell on its neck.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:21:23
Cain did really well winning that ball and making the pass at the same time.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:22:38
Wakeling having a bit of a stinker today sadly


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:23:02
Wakeling having a bit of a stinker today sadly
He did on Tuesday too, hes not a LWB.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:23:50
Hutton's best game in a while


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:24:53
Cain gave the ball away very cheaply there, but we got away with it.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:25:13
Hutton's best game in a while
It is right up till his final cross in the box.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:26:58
Jephcott coming on for Lavinier.
Shade on for RHM.
Minturn on for Williams.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:27:21
I'm astonished that this starting XI have been incapable of beating the side that is bottom of the EFL!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:27:28
Morris does love a triple change. Shade, Jephcott, Minturn for Lavinier, RHM, Williams. I think.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:28:21
I would have taken Wakeling off TBH.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:28:36
How is Wakeling still on FFS?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:28:49
I'm astonished that this starting XI have been incapable of beating the side that is bottom of the EFL!

Iím not, we arenít very good.

All of our players with the exception of maybe Brynn and FBT have had more bad games than good this season.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:28:51
Come on Jephcott show us what you have got, please.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:29:35
Fuck me 3-2


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Lemis on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:29:44
3-2 unbelievable


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:29:52
2-3


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:30:02
How is Wakeling still on FFS?

Pretty simple answer, we want Shade to play further forward and nobody else could play LB

He's not playing well, but he's a striker playing left back. What do we expect?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:30:12
Fucking terrible pass from the poor Darcy cost us a goal.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:30:19
Laughable my word.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:30:22
Pathetic. Absolutely pathetic.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:30:27
Jesus H. Christ.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:30:45
Rodney their goalscorer went off injured.

Town make triple change at same time....

Now losing. Morris must be tearing what's left of his hair. Could only ever be fucking Swindon

 :crash: :crash: :crash:


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:30:47
FFS


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nijholts Nuts on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:30:48
Fuck football. Fuck Swindon. Roll on August.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:31:25
Pretty simple answer, we want Shade to play further forward and nobody else could play LB

He's not playing well, but he's a striker playing left back. What do we expect?

Clayton has played LB and been half decent there.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:31:27
Useless all round.
Predicted in post 1 though.
Season tickets should fly now  ::)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:31:31
Barely any of this lot are good enough for next season. Fuck you Sandro.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:31:39
Williams starting to be much more involved here which is a good sign. Feel like he's a bit of a bellwether for this team, when he's good, so are we. When we're bad, you'd forget he was playing.

This unfortunately didn't age well. Bloody hell


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindon74 on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:31:46
I actually still held up some hope before this game, but this is utterly pathetic. Big clear out needed!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Lemis on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:32:08
3-3 Austin Hattrick


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:32:32
3-3


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:32:34
HAT TRICK!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:32:41
Austin Hattrick.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:32:57
All I can say is thank God for Charlie Austin


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:33:16
oh fuck off you fucking fucks. what the fuck are you fucking doing Clayton.

fuck


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:33:21
This is a silly, silly game, but my god is it 10x more watchable than Tuesday. It's a bit Gunning-esque, to be honest.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:33:43
Rodney their goalscorer went off injured.

Town make triple change at same time....

Now losing. Morris must be tearing what's left of his hair. Could only ever be fucking Swindon

 :crash: :crash: :crash:

Could only ever be Swindon. Now level. Tactical genii

Hold onto your hats, this last fifteen mins will probably be some rollercoaster  :cry:

 :pint: :pint: :pint:


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:34:45
Great cross from Hutton into an entirely empty box.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:35:21
Great cross from Hutton into an entirely empty box.
Indeed.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:35:28
Yeeees! Charlie Charlie Austin


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:35:55
Quite apart from the goals, Austin has shown that he's just a class above today.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:36:19
Shade's decision making is extraordinarily poor at times


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:36:56
Shade's decision making is extraordinarily poor at times
As is his final ball even when he chooses correctly.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Lemis on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:37:00
4-3 Austin again


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:37:25
4-3 Austin


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:37:41
Have that you cunts!!!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:37:49
Think MoM could be fairly uncompetitive.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:37:54
What. A. Finish!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:38:08
Shade created that btw.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:38:11
What a fucking man. Thank fuck for that


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:38:12
And last week he was shit..


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:38:15
As is his final ball even when he chooses correctly.

I think we both made that happen!  ;D


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:38:36
Thank god for Austin. Surprise surprise, not a Sandro signing.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:38:48
https://www.whoscored.com/Matches/1649368/Live/England-League-Two-2022-2023-Rochdale-Swindon

Austin currently on a perfect 10 on WhoScored live ratings, never seen that before!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:39:05
I think we both made that happen!  ;D
Shared!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:39:37
Gotta love football. For a neutral this is a jizzfest but I expect more goals...from both sides.

Ten mins plus is a long time when you're an STFC fan. Austin will wonder if he will ever score four goals in a game again and potentially come out on the losing side.

I think Town could do with two more and I might be able to breathe sufficiently ok.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:40:19
yeeeeeees.

feed the Chaz and he will score


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:40:26
Helluva finish.



Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:40:43
yeeeeeees.

feed the Chaz and he will score
Hes pretty good when played as a striker isnt he? ;)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:41:53
I think Jephcott has gone to the deck every time hes got near the ball!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:42:08
One of the most blatant fouls I've ever seen (on Wakeling) ignored there, all adds to the comedy.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:43:11
Dale have a chance but head it wide.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:43:28
One of the most blatant fouls I've ever seen (on Wakeling) ignored there, all adds to the comedy.
Otherwise the ref has done quite well.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:43:50
Baffling how we go from the Walsall game to something like this


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:44:25
If Town aren't going to score any more then it's time to think about game management and force a couple or three corners in their favour. Slow the erraticness down and compose/dictate the final 5+ mins.

Still a lot to happen if that doesn't happen. One more and final sub to make I think too.

Edit: And with that they make a sub and force a corner  :toocool:


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:44:38
Kadji coming on for Wakeling.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:44:59
Kadji mmmm


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:45:45
Ooooh,Darcy


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:45:46
Darcy shot pushed over the bar on the counter.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:46:13
C'mon let's settle it


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:47:13
Dont sit back, keep on pressing them on the break.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:48:23
How can Kadji be 6 foot 2 or 3 and not win a header!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:48:46
Darcy's best game?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:48:48
Darcy chooses poorly for the shot there.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:49:09
Darcy's best game?
Hes done ok other than badly giving the ball away for the 3rd goal.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:49:17
How can Kadji be 6 foot 2 or 3 and not win a header!
Non footballer on the evidence so far


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:49:31
Seven minutes, fourth official clearly enjoying this nonsense.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:49:33
7 mins added!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:49:47
Is Khan back next week?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:50:05
Jonny Smith "Darcy's had a good game"


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:50:58
You just know Town will have all this possession and not get anything. Rochdale will probably get a corner in 9O+6 and well...I just hope I'm gloriously wrong.

But Town have forced two corners now so keep them in their effing half. We need this more than them. Rochdale are dead and buried imo and there is simply no excuse for letting them score four^ goals against us.

Seven mins added. Two played. Fuck-ing-hell...

^Edit: Changed from three to four goals...I may be back to change it to 5


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:51:22
Att: 2,611 (away not given)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:51:33
Is Khan back next week?
Yep.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Lemis on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:52:12
4-4


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:52:16
Minturn gets away with a terrible mistake on the touchline. Cleared for a corner.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:52:20
4-4


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:52:24
soapy tit wank.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:52:36
Who saw that coming?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: hobnob on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:52:46
Useless bastards


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:52:56
You just have to laugh really.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:53:06
Minturns error cost us that.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:53:15
Who saw that coming?
Bamboo!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:53:19
So so shit.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:53:23
This lot are fucking shit arent they.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:53:25
Who saw that coming?
All of us?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:53:29
I think there's still a pretty good chance one side wins this.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:53:44
Corner to Town.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:54:24
Shade shot just over the bar.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: hobnob on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:54:36
Could have bet your house on that, what must Charlie be thinking?  :suicide:


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Lardy Cake on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:55:13
One observation is the sheer number of late goals we concede. Northampton (H&A), Salford (A), Stockport (A), Crawley (A), Carlisle (H), Walsall (H), Sutton (A). Bad luck? Fitness/concentration issues? Or just part and parcel of a young, inexperienced squad? Either way, doesnít bode well.
And another one to add to the list ☹️


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:55:16
We sure like to concede in injury time  :suicide:


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:55:22
Incapable of any kind of game management just like last weekend, exactly what happens when you sign a bunch of kids and inexperience. Just reaffirms my position that if Sandro is still here next season and itís the same approach I wonít bother. Utterly predictable and completely avoidable.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:55:32
Utterly chaotic.


Title: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:56:03
Quote
we can't defend set pieces for shit


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:56:33
This whole game has the vibe of a last day of the season game where nobody really gives a shit about the result and are just having a bit of fun and trying to entertain a little. Except it's mid-March.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:56:34
Brynn saved at the near post.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: hobnob on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:56:45
Sandro goes or a few thousand fans wonít bother next season. Canít go on like this.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:56:58
Can we offload Sandra? I'll bin next season if he's still here.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:56:58
Brynn saved at the near post.

Phenomenal save.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:57:03
Dale miss a sitter unmarked over the bar and stand.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:57:09
FT 4-4


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:57:15
Are you not entertained?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:58:06
stupid cunts.

That's all I have to say about that


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:58:45
Sandro is mostly responsible for putting this massively imbalanced squad together so the blame lies with him. So many players just not up to it. He really does need to go I'm afraid. Pathetic draw against an awful team.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:59:13
Mistakes at the back cost us yet again, we cant defend for shit.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:59:15
Out of all this, the main concern is weíve conceded 4 goals to bottom of the league. That is seriously abysmal. If it wasnít for Austin weíd have actually comfortably lost that game


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: welshred on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:59:22
There are very few of these players who I would keep for next season.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: WEBBERhyde on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 16:59:58
Rochdale 4 - 4 Charlie Austin


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:00:08
I get the frustration, and we showed today (as we have all season) that we are not a serious football team.

But, football is entertainment and that was entertaining as hell. I know DV will be along shortly to tell us he'd rather we won 1-0 with one shot on target every week, but he's wrong. That was great. Stupid, incredibly flawed but fuck me it was fun.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindon74 on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:01:06
I genuinely still held out hope before kick off, for a playoff spot. Weíve got a big rebuild in the summer, some absolute dog shit recruitment!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:01:39
Crawley won  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:02:01
I get the frustration, and we showed today (as we have all season) that we are not a serious football team.

But, football is entertainment and that was entertaining as hell. I know DV will be along shortly to tell us he'd rather we won 1-0 with one shot on target every week, but he's wrong. That was great. Stupid, incredibly flawed but fuck me it was fun.

Think it depends person to person. Wouldnít say someone wanting a 1-0 win is wrong as such. Above everything, Iím a Swindon Town fan who wants to see my club win, no matter how shit, boring, lucky it comes. Sure, today was entertaining, but Iíd prefer a scrappy 1-0 Swindon win any day. Suppose it just depends on what youíre after.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:02:52
Nothing entertaining about conceding four against the basement side.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:03:12
Playoffs gone now. Can we get rid of Sandro now due to not meeting performance targets pls


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:04:22
I'd like to see us move away from the youth goalkeeper model next season. Is Brynn a good shot stopper? Yes. I'm not convinced he's much else. Very rarely comes for corners and does zero marshalling of the defense. I think he's a big factor in these late late horror shows.

Clayton had an absolute stinker from minute 1 today.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:04:46
Playoffs gone now. Can we get rid of Sandro now due to not meeting performance targets pls
Not mathematically they aren't ;)

And no we wont make the play offs!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:05:05
I'm firmly in the scrappy 1-0 win camp. That's all the entertainment I need...


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:05:31
We're bang average not good but not bad🤣


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:06:58
Score four away yet lucky to hang on for a draw against the team bottom of the league.

Season canít end soon enough


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:07:01
I truly do believe Clem & co. were after promotion this season and not content with just consolidating for a few years, but theyíve got it horribly wrong. Recruitment has not been fit for a promotion side. What team in recent years have been promoted with such little experience? Maybe Crewe in 19/20, but who knows if they wouldíve gone up if the season was able to finish. Not after a team of 35 year olds, but fuck me, when we concede the same goals week in week out, it isnít hard to see how much weíre missing some experience


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:07:40
Our players really arenít very good, anyone who still thinks otherwise is wrong.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:08:25
I truly do believe Clem & co. were after promotion this season and not content with just consolidating for a few years, but theyíve got it horribly wrong. Recruitment has not been fit for a promotion side. What team in recent years have been promoted with such little experience? Maybe Crewe in 19/20, but who knows if they wouldíve gone up if the season was able to finish. Not after a team of 35 year olds, but fuck me, when we concede the same goals week in week out, it isnít hard to see how much weíre missing some experience

Experience isnít the issue here, quality is.
We donít have any.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:10:13
Experience isnít the issue here, quality is.
We donít have any.

I do agree, but there has to be some experience in there. The squad is understandably so naive due to their age and lack of experience. But yes, quality severely lacking too


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:10:23
Think it depends person to person. Wouldnít say someone wanting a 1-0 win is wrong as such. Above everything, Iím a Swindon Town fan who wants to see my club win, no matter how shit, boring, lucky it comes. Sure, today was entertaining, but Iíd prefer a scrappy 1-0 Swindon win any day. Suppose it just depends on what youíre after.

Yeah I get that. Obviously if we could just choose to win, we'd all do that. But the season is going nowhere and this was a billion times better than Walsall on Tuesday. Might as well have a bit of fun for the rest of the season, who gives a shit if we're 9th or 14th.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:10:26
The 'model' wheels have come off.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:10:47
Experience isnít the issue here, quality is.
We donít have any.

Charlie Austin is here, and he showed plenty today!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:10:51
Our players really arenít very good, anyone who still thinks otherwise is wrong.
Yep, serious work to be done in the summer to avoid a relegation dog fight next season...


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Ides of March on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:10:59
Another issue is the amount of two year deals weíve handed out. Great on paper if the recruitment is spot on, but sadly weíre going to find it difficult to shift a lot of the shite in the summer


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:11:31
Playoffs gone now. Can we get rid of Sandro now due to not meeting performance targets pls

Have to agree. Sacking Sandro will be the most positive thing the board can do this season.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:12:14
I think Iím a bit worried that we look worse under Morris than under Gunning and under Lyndsey. Is that solely because of injuries and suspensions?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:13:00
Got to worry about next season, if Austin and Williams go, which if they had any sense, they would, then some serious work is going to need to be done.


Title: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:15:59
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I think Iím a bit worried that we look worse under Morris than under Gunning and under Lyndsey. Is that solely because of injuries and suspensions?
agreed. But I'm not sure it's a fair comparison because of what you say.

he also had MacDonald, Reed and Gladwin around the place and khan not permasuspended.

That said, was expecting a bit more under Morris. But we'll see what next season brings on that.

gunning only had 2 games, that tells us nowt

we had started to splutter under Lindsey too.

I think we have to accept this season has been a clusterfuck and hope to god Clem has the resources and minerals to do what's needed to change it


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:16:40
Let's hope Morris gives Clem a list of players that he wants rather than Sandro choosing them.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:18:33
I think Iím a bit worried that we look worse under Morris than under Gunning and under Lyndsey. Is that solely because of injuries and suspensions?
I disagree, Gunning had a free hit so the players were always going to respond to him, he just said go out and play how you want, it worked but it would have stopped soon after with the injuries, suspensions and player sales.

As for better under Lindsey? I think you have forgotten how utterly woeful we were under Lindsey at times, Crawley away, Harrogate away, Northampton home, Stevenage away, Walsall away, Walsall home and Stockport away as well as losing all 3 Pizza cup games without a fight. Even some of the games we drew and won were were truly awful and incredibly dull in.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:18:53
No part of me felt we were headed for promotion under Lindsey, regardless of our league position when he left. And then January happened. It has been a free hit for Morris for me and I've seen enough to know he'll do well given time. The squad is a joke and the injuries and suspensions have been unprecedented. He has regularly changed games with subs, and did again today.

I want SDM gone and a statement saying "we are sorry, we f***ed up and we are putting Morris in full control", even if it just helps to sell some season tickets. Selling literally ALL the experience in January and not replacing it was suicidal.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Outletred on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:19:54
Let's hope Morris gives Clem a list of players that he wants rather than Sandro choosing them.

Sandro has to go. Simple as. We cannot have him running recruitment any longer.

11th in division 4 just isnít good enough for this club. Would be our second worst league finish on record if it pans out.

Clem must know that our level of support cannot be sustained much longer watching the absolute dig shite at this level


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Gloucester Reds on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:20:24
3 hour drive home again seriously pissed off.
Clem a blind beggar can see the problem is recruitment and the non football man you chose to fuck up our team to the detriment of the fans including the ridiculous appointment of a head coach with minimal experience in the summer.
Jody Morris - I appreciate the majority are not his players but every game you are interviewed and refer to the problems and errors and yet nothing happens in your training or tactics to change itÖ.. Brynn kicking is crap full stop but the defence continue to pass back to him to balls up another clearance.
Defence - what defenceÖ. How many goals have we and continue to concede from corners late on with free headers. Clayton today spent 90 minutes back pedalling Ö.
Another player decent but lightweight picks up an injuryÖ Never mind Khan is back next week at least until his latest brain fade and another red card.
I can see numbers not only dropping but plummeting for next season unless Sandro goes and recruitment is right.
Still doesnít stop the club bombarding us with emails and messages to renew now !!!!
Not a chance after 40+ seasons unless things dramatically change. £400.00 to be generally bored most weeks (today was okay for a neutral).


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:20:28
I think Morris will be given time but will he want it!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:20:58
Sandro has to go. Simple as. We cannot have him running recruitment any longer.

11th in division 4 just isnít good enough for this club. Would be our second worst league finish on record if it pans out.

Clem must know that our level of support cannot be sustained much longer watching the absolute dig shite at this level

Spot on :clap:


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:22:42
If you bet £10 on Swindon to get into the play offs today, then you will lose £10. :)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:23:03
When I got in the car we were 2-0 up.
4-4 against the bottom team.
Shambles.

Time for change.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:24:44
Our players really arenít very good, anyone who still thinks otherwise is wrong.

What about our manager?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:25:48
What about our manager?

Juryís still out for me.. canít say Iím overly convinced.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:28:48
Juryís still out for me.. canít say Iím overly convinced.

Fair.

People seem to intent on throwing the criticism at Sandro and in some cases the players I think Morris is getting a free ride a here & a lot of fans are happy to absolve him from any blame because it just means they can make more negative comments about Sandro


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:28:59
I would have gone for Artell


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:32:55
I didnít fancy Artell & between the two I probably would have taken the punt on Morris.

Either way - Iíd have expected to have see an improvement over Lindsey no matter who we appointed.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:33:56
Fair.

People seem to intent on throwing the criticism at Sandro and in some cases the players I think Morris is getting a free ride a here & a lot of fans are happy to absolve him from any blame because it just means they can make more negative comments about Sandro

If Morris had us in the position Lindsey did, I donít think he would have had fans screaming for him to be sacked.
Same way I think if Lindsey had been in charge during the Morris run, people would have been slating him.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:34:09
I didnít fancy Artell & between the two I probably would have taken the punt on Morris.

Either way - Iíd have expected to have see an improvement over Lindsey no matter who we appointed.

You were banging on constantly about Duncan Ferguson, which seems to have gone a little quiet recently ;)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindon74 on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:35:17
For me, Iím going to judge Morris after a summer of his own recruitment, a fresh start with his own squad.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:35:40
I only went for Artell because he had experience managing in league 2 rather than coaching academy players at a big club.
Morris is no mug but he needs to choose the players that's he wants for next season.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:36:52
No part of me felt we were headed for promotion under Lindsey, regardless of our league position when he left. And then January happened. It has been a free hit for Morris for me and I've seen enough to know he'll do well given time. The squad is a joke and the injuries and suspensions have been unprecedented. He has regularly changed games with subs, and did again today.

I want SDM gone and a statement saying "we are sorry, we f***ed up and we are putting Morris in full control", even if it just helps to sell some season tickets. Selling literally ALL the experience in January and not replacing it was suicidal.
Absolutely agree 100%,  couldnít believe how hostile the Dale fans were when 2-0 down, had we scored another at that time theyíd have torn the place down.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:37:21
Absolutely agree 100%,  couldnít believe how hostile the Dale fans were when 2-0 down, had we scored another at that time theyíd have torn the place down.

What score did you predict? I was hoping to make ground on you😀


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:40:13
You were banging on constantly about Duncan Ferguson, which seems to have gone a little quiet recently ;)

I thought he might be a decent manager. Seems he isnítÖbutÖitís someone elseís team so we canít really blame him one single but can we?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:41:25
What about our manager?
What about him ??  Saved us from sure relegation had Lindsey stayed. Give him time mate,  think youíll change your tune.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:41:41
Another threat next season in league 2 along with Wrexham and the usual suspects from this season.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:42:31
I get the frustration, and we showed today (as we have all season) that we are not a serious football team.

But, football is entertainment and that was entertaining as hell. I know DV will be along shortly to tell us he'd rather we won 1-0 with one shot on target every week, but he's wrong. That was great. Stupid, incredibly flawed but fuck me it was fun.

Hmmm, not many people commenting post game about how enjoyable the game was is there?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:43:08
What score did you predict? I was hoping to make ground on you😀
you and everyone else probably did - 2-0 win!!. 


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:43:39
you and everyone else probably did - 2-0 win!!. 

I went for a 2-1 win


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Stef Troll on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:45:38
Sandro has to go. Simple as. We cannot have him running recruitment any longer.

11th in division 4 just isnít good enough for this club. Would be our second worst league finish on record if it pans out.

Clem must know that our level of support cannot be sustained much longer watching the absolute dig shite at this level

I donít think you can blame everything on Sandro. Historically Swindon (like many other teams in our division) have utilised the loan market and half of the team was built on loan players. It was great under Wellens but shit hit the fan when we got promoted as most of the loan players went onto bigger and better things.

Whenever we get next promoted, I just hope 90% of the team remains (and donít leave because they are on loan) and maybe two or three new players are signed to strengthen in areas which need strengthening.

It might take a few years to get right but then promotion from league 1 would then be more feasible.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:46:47
I went for a 2-1 win
Well done Bobs Orange must have had inside information, probably the only one who had it down for a draw, think that puts him top.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:46:51
No problem with loan players just need the right ones to get us out of league 2


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:47:34
Well done Bobs Orange must have had inside information, probably the only one who had it down for a draw, think that puts him top.

Yep fair play to Bob


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:47:55
Hmmm, not many people commenting post game about how enjoyable the game was is there?

No, fair to say I'm in a minority. Possibly of one. I think it's just that I've given up on going up so don't really care about where we finish in midtable. If it was a month or two back I'm sure I'd be spitting feathers with the rest.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:49:38
Hmmm, not many people commenting post game about how enjoyable the game was is there?
From what was said on the radio it was an excellent entertaining game - for the neutral. 


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:49:58
What about him ??  Saved us from sure relegation had Lindsey stayed. Give him time mate,  think youíll change your tune.

Yes mate. Those 2 wins in 9 games have guaranteed our survival.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:50:09
Anybody hear Morris's post match interview🤔


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:53:22
Yes mate. Those 2 wins in 9 games have guaranteed our survival.
Would have been 0 wins in 9 games with Lindsey,  sorry mate, he was shite.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:53:31
From what was said on the radio it was an excellent entertaining game - for the neutral. 

How many extra points do we get for that?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:55:21
How many extra points do we get for that?
That wasnít the point, you asked about how entertaining the game was.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:56:32
Would have been 0 wins in 9 games with Lindsey,  sorry mate, he was shite.

Öright, he wasnít great but our result havenít really got any better post Lindsey have they?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 17:57:43
That wasnít the point, you asked about how entertaining the game was.

Thatís always the point.
Being entertaining is worth fuck all if you donít win where as a win is always worth 3 points even if itís boring.

Whoíd have traded that 4-4 for a 1-0 win?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 18:04:17
Same update at full time as I I put at half time.
We looked good going forward helped by their defence being shit.

However, we were fucking abysmal defensively. Non-existant midfield and just shoddy defending throughout. Proper schoolboy stuff. The last goal was because Minturn wouldn't smash the ball into the stands, they then get a corner and the inevitable equaliser.

That was not particularly entertaining, it was two shit teams who could not defend.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 18:13:57
How many extra points do we get for that?

Our prize is another season in League 2


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 18:18:30
Feeling a bit dejected RE STFC. All momentum and feel good from last season gone and a team/squad that doesnít look any different from a squad Power would have put together. Fed up of us being a club who just wants to develop kids.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 18:19:45
Feeling a bit dejected RE STFC. All momentum and feel good from last season gone and a team/squad that doesnít look any different from a squad Power would have put together. Fed up of us being a club who just wants to develop kids.

Same as Joe.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 18:22:02
Quote from: JoeMezz
Feeling a bit dejected RE STFC. All momentum and feel good from last season gone and a team/squad that doesnít look any different from a squad Power would have put together. Fed up of us being a club who just wants to develop kids.

thirded


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 18:24:02
Öright, he wasnít great but our result havenít really got any better post Lindsey have they?

Nor has our squad and player availability, it's much worse


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 18:26:30
did anyone listen to Morris post match? I assume he was proper pissed off.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 18:27:12
did anyone listen to Morris post match? I assume he was proper pissed off.

Said he was absolutely delighted that it was an entertaining game, as football is about entertainment.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 18:28:01
Öright, he wasnít great but our result havenít really got any better post Lindsey have they?

FWIW, In Lyndseyís last nine games we won 3 & collected 11 points.

Donít think we are much different results wise, but the question is whether you feel thereís more likelihood of results improving.

As an example Wellens first 9 games yielded 3 wins & 12 points so again quite similar


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 18:28:21
It's not good enough to concede four vs the bottom side. Was going to review the last 1O games via the ppg run but Town simply are not good enough, they should be but I kind understand Morris opinion that they are lacking in quality.

Austin is Austin and as many have stated, play him as a striker/poacher, whip the ball into him and he will score.

That's where Hutton comes into things, if he didn't spend most of the season spitting his dummy out, we may have seen more Austin/Hutton - Goal/Assist combos. Yes the stats will say they are both doing ok and Austin can't really be to blame but they can and should be much better for both. Austin due to lack of service, Hutton due to not playing to his potential regularly outside of a transfer window.

There's a good mid-table L2 side at Town but I don't think any of us or Morris want Town to be a good mid-table side, because ultimately that just isn't good enough because overall the side is also just not good enough.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Frigby Daser on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 18:39:06
I suspect Artell suffered from not having a thick London accent. Face it, itís Zav Austin, the Hart bloke and Sandro choosing the manager isnít it?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 18:42:02
I suspect Artell suffered from not having a thick London accent. Face it, itís Zav Austin, the Hart bloke and Sandro choosing the manager isnít it?

Quite the opposite I believe, Clem overruled Sandro to appoint him.
Maybe Morris can put on a good Aussie accent;)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 19:03:51
There you go!

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

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sOV8u2lu8gg

https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/12837426/rochdale-4-4-swindon-town-league-two-highlights


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 19:45:58
Pretty robust stuff from Morris. Glad I wasn't the only one who thought we looked dreadful at 2-0 up!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 19:47:44
He's definitely pissed off!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 20:12:49
pissed off but nothing he can do this season.

if he doesn't get backed in the summer with whatever he was sold, that's when the problems will come.

but that's a problem that doesn't yet exist


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 20:21:53
There is something he could do.

Work on defending corners. Fuck me, we can put as much blame on Sandro as we want but how hard is it to get a set of professional players to defend fucking corners.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 20:23:35
We have a goalkeeper who doesn't come for corners, and Clayton's confidence looks shot to pieces. Austin won more defensive headers than most today!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 20:25:53
Zonal marking from corners etc I've never a big fan


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Frigby Daser on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 20:30:02
Quite the opposite I believe, Clem overruled Sandro to appoint him.
Maybe Morris can put on a good Aussie accent;)

Fair enough. For what itís worth, I think a summer with Morris and Brand and a coherent transfer strategy will see us turn into a coherent teamÖ this season has been shambolic, lurching from makeshift team to makeshift team. Injuries and suspensions havenít helped, but a new DOF with a proper football background does seem desirable.

Itís hard to believe we have a player who scored four today and itís not the main talking point. Iíve seen James Collins do it v Pompey, and remember Shearer doing it v Plymouth, but there canít be many more in the past 39 years.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 20:31:32
What happens when you have a team with a blend of inexperience and lack physicality.
Angry after throwing away another 3 points against a shit side that go long.

Shambles.
Every corner, every free kick we looked vulnerable.
Time to think long and hard about a u turn in recruitment next season because this is not fit for function or purpose at this level.

Another long trip and disappointed.
Nearly lost it as well.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 20:32:34
There is something he could do.

Work on defending corners. Fuck me, we can put as much blame on Sandro as we want but how hard is it to get a set of professional players to defend fucking corners.

Not equipped to do so.
Equally watching the likes of Darcy and Wakeling getting tamely knocked off the ball exposes it further.
We lack physicality.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 20:33:50
What happens when you have a team with a blend of inexperience and lack physicality.
Angry after throwing away another 3 points against a shit side that go long.

Shambles.
Every corner, every free kick we looked vulnerable.
Time to think long and hard about a u turn in recruitment next season because this is not fit for function or purpose at this level.

Another long trip and disappointed.
Nearly lost it as well.

You must be getting pissed off moaning about the performances on your journeys home Duke!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 20:33:53
Zonal marking from corners etc I've never a big fan

As someone once said, a ďzoneĒ never scored a goal


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 20:35:13
You must be getting pissed off moaning about the performances on your journeys home Duke!

Bloody frustrating 🔥


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 20:35:51
As someone once said, a ďzoneĒ never scored a goal

It might work for the top teams in Europe but not league2. Im old school pick up anyone who isn't marked!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 20:36:33
Bloody frustrating 🔥

Hats off to you all who travel everywhere.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 20:52:33
I didnít watch today - not being IT literate enough to get I follow in UK on a Saturday - however I think some of the criticism of Morris is unfair.
He inherited an unbalanced squad - lacking in central defence, defensive midfield and a centre forward in the Simpson/Davison style to support Austin, plus very little experience. This has been made worse by a dreadful run of injuries, and poor discipline on the field leading to red cards / suspensions for Khan and RHM - all meaning that we can never play the same team in consecutive games, and have had a makeshift defence in most if not all of his games.
Despite that, if we look closely we can see a style of play developing, and he does make substitutions which change the game for the better (we have seen on several occasions).
I agree totally that recruitment needs to be better (I guess affordability may be a problem) - January in particular was shocking - although even before the window in my view the squad was poor.
However the search for a scapegoat is unhelpful - it was Lindsey before Christmas (some were saying this squad should be challenging for automatic promotion) now itís Sandro.  Itís more complicated than that. I donít particularly have an answer - but sacking Sandro will do nothing beyond satisfying those who are calling for him to go.
But do any of us really know who makes the decisions and has the final say?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: FormerlyPlymRed on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 20:54:52
I'm not going to judge Morris based on this season however I've just heard his post match interview. Fills me with some optimism as at least he's seen the game the same way we have. Whether he can do anything about it with the tools we have is another matter entirely.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 21:04:17
Not equipped to do so.
Equally watching the likes of Darcy and Wakeling getting tamely knocked off the ball exposes it further.
We lack physicality.

Quite frankly Iíd expect professionals to be able to mark a man and go with him if he runs and challenge the header


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Whingy the poo on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 21:44:10
Att: 2,611 (away not given)

397 I believe

From the Rochdale scoreboard.  :headhurts:


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 21:59:37
Quote from: DiV
There is something he could do.

Work on defending corners. Fuck me, we can put as much blame on Sandro as we want but how hard is it to get a set of professional players to defend fucking corners.

fair. 3 In a row now. plus they had oneb header disallowed and one that went wide from a good position.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 22:00:54
They probably have been but maybe it's not sinking in!


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 22:03:24
Quote from: NotHarryAgombar
Despite that, if we look closely we can see a style of play developing, and he does make substitutions which change the game for the better

agree with the substitutions.

I'm still struggling with the style. But others have said the same as you so I must be missing it.

I'm not being anti Morris, I'm just struggling with what we are trying to do. Maybe it'll be more obvious with his players


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 22:20:27
fair. 3 In a row now. plus they had oneb header disallowed and one that went wide from a good position.

Not that long ago we won away at Northampton and defended superbly against a barrage of corners.
We had a League Two experienced defender that is no longer at the club and a defender almost out for the season that can header the ball.

Itís frustrating but can only hope we learn from this.



Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 22:25:20
Hats off to you all who travel everywhere.

Often question the sanity.
Itís an expensive hobby. Itís not just the 90 minutes mind, if it was I would have given up a long time ago. You meet some cracking people on the travels and lads that you have got to know over years of supporting Swindon.



Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 22:29:28
Often question the sanity.
Itís an expensive hobby. Itís not just the 90 minutes mind, if it was I would have given up a long time ago. You meet some cracking people on the travels and lads that you have got to know over years of supporting Swindon.



Wrexham next season not sure if you've been to the Racecourse ground before (Arena Stadium)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 22:33:08

Itís hard to believe we have a player who scored four today and itís not the main talking point. Iíve seen James Collins do it v Pompey, and remember Shearer doing it v Plymouth, but there canít be many more in the past 39 years.

McKirdy last season v Northampton.
Seems a long time ago now.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Outletred on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 22:48:44
Not equipped to do so.
Equally watching the likes of Darcy and Wakeling getting tamely knocked off the ball exposes it further.
We lack physicality.

Spot on. Until the powers that be at the club recognise this we arenít going up next season either, or the season after

You donít get out of this shithole of a division with zero physicality or height in the side


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: MangoRed on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 22:55:05
Mention the weasel & spineless mentality we seem to have this season alot. It persists. Bottom of the table dross, bottom of the fucking 92 and weíre going 4 4. They deserved it. Thought defence was really poor today (incredible analysis given we conceded 4). Huttons 100% a goner. 8 assists for the season which is unreal but get the feeling heís checked out. Thought Darcy started really well and finished ok (ideally scores one of the chances) but was nowhere for their second goal (yes it was a rocket) and a rancid pass to assist them for the 3rd. Midfield been lacking bite all season - still does. RHM started well, shoudla buried that chance end of first half. Austinís 4th some goal. Get ball in box- Austin scores- imagine the shock. Good on him. 4 is top tier.

Fair play to the 400 odd that travelled, last season @ Dale was horrendous and had no appetite for it this season, this club really doesnít deserve the support itís had away from home this season. Half of the squad dross. I know it upsets a few when sweet Prince sandro is mentioned, but this all comes back to the model and recruitment. Best players we have arenít from the ďmodelĒ.  Also time for Morris to start taking some blame, shouldnít be shipping 4 at Rochdale. I fully believe heís the right man, providing heís backed. Season over. Go again in August. Itís the hope that kills you.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 22:58:13
Spot on. Until the powers that be at the club recognise this we arenít going up next season either, or the season after

You donít get out of this shithole of a division with zero physicality or height in the side

Spot on, just like the team Wellens assembled in 2019/20


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 23:25:57
Wrexham next season not sure if you've been to the Racecourse ground before (Arena Stadium)

At least 5 times.
They will be the favourites. Mind you I tipped Stockport this season thus what do I know.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 23:29:08
Mention the weasel & spineless mentality we seem to have this season alot. It persists. Bottom of the table dross, bottom of the fucking 92 and weíre going 4 4. They deserved it. Thought defence was really poor today (incredible analysis given we conceded 4). Huttons 100% a goner. 8 assists for the season which is unreal but get the feeling heís checked out. Thought Darcy started really well and finished ok (ideally scores one of the chances) but was nowhere for their second goal (yes it was a rocket) and a rancid pass to assist them for the 3rd. Midfield been lacking bite all season - still does. RHM started well, shoudla buried that chance end of first half. Austinís 4th some goal. Get ball in box- Austin scores- imagine the shock. Good on him. 4 is top tier.

Fair play to the 400 odd that travelled, last season @ Dale was horrendous and had no appetite for it this season, this club really doesnít deserve the support itís had away from home this season. Half of the squad dross. I know it upsets a few when sweet Prince sandro is mentioned, but this all comes back to the model and recruitment. Best players we have arenít from the ďmodelĒ.  Also time for Morris to start taking some blame, shouldnít be shipping 4 at Rochdale. I fully believe heís the right man, providing heís backed. Season over. Go again in August. Itís the hope that kills you.

The voice of reason.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, March 19, 2023, 07:04:13
Austin moves up to joint 35th on the all time list.
Five more goals to break into the top 30 & go level with Peter Eastoe on 50.

Come on Charlie you can do it.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, March 19, 2023, 07:12:15
Austin moves up to joint 35th on the all time list.
Five more goals to break into the top 30 & go level with Peter Eastoe on 50.

Come on Charlie you can do it.

More telling (certainly about Lindseyís tenure here) is that he must be this season top goal scorer now?


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, March 19, 2023, 07:16:04
Equal with Williams, about a third of the minutes played


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Sunday, March 19, 2023, 09:59:21
More telling (certainly about Lindseyís tenure here) is that he must be this season top goal scorer now?

Top scorer is still Wakeling


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: MangoRed on Sunday, March 19, 2023, 10:00:03
https://youtu.be/JWJabudmgwY

ďMidfield nowhere to be seen as to wanting to get on the ballĒ . ďLosing 5-4 wouldnít of been the worst thing for them to takeĒ
ďPoor, Feels like a lossĒ. ďDonít care about the point, care about the amount of rubbish we had to watchĒ.



Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, March 19, 2023, 10:43:02
Often question the sanity.
Itís an expensive hobby. Itís not just the 90 minutes mind, if it was I would have given up a long time ago. You meet some cracking people on the travels and lads that you have got to know over years of supporting Swindon.
Thts not strictly true mate, you don't question your sanity, you will go even if we are in the Conference South after double relegations, many fans will as well, its what fans do for their team.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Sunday, March 19, 2023, 13:19:15
Crude maths and guesswork I know but hear me out: I don't think it is inconceivable that we lose approx 1,000 season ticket holders from last season assuming we finish in mid-table. They won't all be full price tickets, but let's average that out at maybe £300,000 in lost income.

At absolute best we might have made £150,000 on Reed and Gladwin (Crawley may have spent silly money), but probably closer to £100,000.

I know they both blew hot and cold but that seems an insane, short-sighted gamble to have made. I think with those two in the squad we'd be in better shape, and still in the playoff mix.

January 2023 will go down as an all-time Swindon omnishambles.

Another point that needs reviewing is our success, or lack thereof, in the loan market this year. It was clear to anyone with a brain that SDM, Lindsey and Day was a combination woefully lacking in top-level football contacts and I think that has really shown. At least one loan star has been a feature of every good Swindon side in recent years. Compare and contrast this season's clown show with Garner/Chorley. I think Brynn can be judged as a success on balance but I actually think he's been a huge factor in our recent downturn. Zero command of the box and no confidence coming for a ball. That goal at Sutton where he wanted a foul was embarrassing from a GK perspective. But he's the best of the bunch but he's no Benda/Wes. We won't have this issue with Morris going forward, I'm certain.

All of the above is on SDM. His performance has been farcical, and that is before you get onto his famous interview. He isn't even good at PR, which is the only thing he has a background in. The whole thing is baffling and if Clem has anything about him he will end this experiment the second the playoffs are mathematically impossible. I want to see a picture of a corner flag on social media and a statement saying he's gone and Morris/Brand have full control.









Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Sunday, March 19, 2023, 13:58:13
I agree. Good post


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Outletred on Sunday, March 19, 2023, 18:28:31


All of the above is on SDM. His performance has been farcical, and that is before you get onto his famous interview. He isn't even good at PR, which is the only thing he has a background in. The whole thing is baffling and if Clem has anything about him he will end this experiment the second the playoffs are mathematically impossible. I want to see a picture of a corner flag on social media and a statement saying he's gone and Morris/Brand have full control.


Absolutely this. The recruitment has been farcically bad- surely any businessman must see things have to change in this area




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Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: MangoRed on Sunday, March 19, 2023, 19:04:00
Crude maths and guesswork I know but hear me out: I don't think it is inconceivable that we lose approx 1,000 season ticket holders from last season assuming we finish in mid-table. They won't all be full price tickets, but let's average that out at maybe £300,000 in lost income.

At absolute best we might have made £150,000 on Reed and Gladwin (Crawley may have spent silly money), but probably closer to £100,000.

I know they both blew hot and cold but that seems an insane, short-sighted gamble to have made. I think with those two in the squad we'd be in better shape, and still in the playoff mix.

January 2023 will go down as an all-time Swindon omnishambles.

Another point that needs reviewing is our success, or lack thereof, in the loan market this year. It was clear to anyone with a brain that SDM, Lindsey and Day was a combination woefully lacking in top-level football contacts and I think that has really shown. At least one loan star has been a feature of every good Swindon side in recent years. Compare and contrast this season's clown show with Garner/Chorley. I think Brynn can be judged as a success on balance but I actually think he's been a huge factor in our recent downturn. Zero command of the box and no confidence coming for a ball. That goal at Sutton where he wanted a foul was embarrassing from a GK perspective. But he's the best of the bunch but he's no Benda/Wes. We won't have this issue with Morris going forward, I'm certain.

All of the above is on SDM. His performance has been farcical, and that is before you get onto his famous interview. He isn't even good at PR, which is the only thing he has a background in. The whole thing is baffling and if Clem has anything about him he will end this experiment the second the playoffs are mathematically impossible. I want to see a picture of a corner flag on social media and a statement saying he's gone and Morris/Brand have full control.



Brilliant post. Completely agree.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, March 20, 2023, 09:29:01
Well done Bobs Orange must have had inside information, probably the only one who had it down for a draw, think that puts him top.

haha. No inside information mate, just had an inkling with Rochdale fighting to stay in the division and us not being particularly good that we would 'sneak' a draw. I didn't anticipate it quite being the exciting rollercoaster that it was! :)


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, March 20, 2023, 09:38:50
I had loads of messages on my phone Saturday night.

'Wow Flash, that must of been some game!?'

It wasnt, it was shit...

2 zip up before we even got going and i was scratching my head but happy enough to take it.

It was a tough watch after that.

I thought Dales first was offside but it had been coming!

The second was a worldy strike cannot argue with goals like that.

The third...sheesh that was fucking awful, he kept coming, we kept backing off and then he took a pot shot...goal...FFS!

Then we suddenly appeared to be 4:3 up.

Big credit to Austin.

Then we implode again. Conceded from a corner AGAIN.

They hit the post but i thought Brynn had it covered but we really should of lost it with that last kick that was skyed over...got away with that.

The team from back to front was poor, defence non existant, poor midfield and only Charlie able to control a ball up front. Hepburn Murphy looked like he was doing the Can Can everytime the ball got close to him.


Hutton suddenly cant cross properly.

Lord it was awful.

The play offs went a few games back but the last two results were proper nails in the coffin.


I hope Morris is the man but i am not convinced that you will promotion in L2 playing total football.

I am away now on hols, next game Mansfield.  I suspect Stockport will put us out of our misery!



Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Monday, March 20, 2023, 10:11:58
Crude maths and guesswork I know but hear me out: I don't think it is inconceivable that we lose approx 1,000 season ticket holders from last season assuming we finish in mid-table. They won't all be full price tickets, but let's average that out at maybe £300,000 in lost income.

At absolute best we might have made £150,000 on Reed and Gladwin (Crawley may have spent silly money), but probably closer to £100,000.

I know they both blew hot and cold but that seems an insane, short-sighted gamble to have made. I think with those two in the squad we'd be in better shape, and still in the playoff mix.

January 2023 will go down as an all-time Swindon omnishambles.

Another point that needs reviewing is our success, or lack thereof, in the loan market this year. It was clear to anyone with a brain that SDM, Lindsey and Day was a combination woefully lacking in top-level football contacts and I think that has really shown. At least one loan star has been a feature of every good Swindon side in recent years. Compare and contrast this season's clown show with Garner/Chorley. I think Brynn can be judged as a success on balance but I actually think he's been a huge factor in our recent downturn. Zero command of the box and no confidence coming for a ball. That goal at Sutton where he wanted a foul was embarrassing from a GK perspective. But he's the best of the bunch but he's no Benda/Wes. We won't have this issue with Morris going forward, I'm certain.

All of the above is on SDM. His performance has been farcical, and that is before you get onto his famous interview. He isn't even good at PR, which is the only thing he has a background in. The whole thing is baffling and if Clem has anything about him he will end this experiment the second the playoffs are mathematically impossible. I want to see a picture of a corner flag on social media and a statement saying he's gone and Morris/Brand have full control.


Completely agree. Especially about Brynn. How many of these corners have we conceded are within 6 yard area? Command the box and get out and punch/claim it


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and m
Post by: Batch on Monday, March 20, 2023, 10:22:16
Quote from: THE FLASH
Hutton suddenly cant cross properly.

frustrating

Earlier in the season he was crossing a lot, but rarely to anyone. Was that because we had no movement in the box people legitimately asked.

Now we have someone who comes alive in the box the crosses have slowed in numbers and are largely  poor.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Mooneyraker on Monday, March 20, 2023, 10:56:49
Can recommend the post match Loathed Strangers pod if you are a glutton for punishment. Neatly sums up my feelings of where we are at as a club.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Monday, March 20, 2023, 11:07:10
Completely agree. Especially about Brynn. How many of these corners have we conceded are within 6 yard area? Command the box and get out and punch/claim it
His confidence seems to have gone and again coincides with us losing the experience of MacDonald and FBT in defence. The young promising keeper approach only works if you have experience in defence to help guide them. With Benda we had Baudry, Hunt and Grant constantly talking to him, when Foderingham first came we had McCormack and Caddis. It made a massive difference.

You either need experience in defence to guide a young keeper or an experienced and vocal keeper to guide the inexperienced defence. We have neither now and it really shows.


Title: Re: Rochdale v Swindon Town pre match chat and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, March 20, 2023, 12:35:27

Hutton suddenly cant cross properly.

I think its more that he can't run in two directions in a game.

At the beginning of the season he was spraying crosses everywhere. His defending was also atrocious.

Then he started taking on defenders and crossing with more consistency. That enabled him to pin back opposition when they had the ball as they didn't want to overcommit too much. He was still caught out in defensive duties, but not as much.

Then we had the transfer window and he seem to decide he wouldn't take full backs on. He'd cut inside and pass square or cross from really deep, which was mostly batted away by CBs.

At the weekend, he seemed to take people on again, but often didn't track back. The midfield didn't do much to try to get the ball back, which left the others at the back exposed. Hence conceding 4 goals.

I hope someone in L1 wants to offer us some money for him. Cash in and move on please.