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Title: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: 4D on Monday, September 4, 2023, 13:59:38
Another game I am missing....Sutton even got beat at home by FGR. They have lost 5 league games in a row after battering Notts County 5-1 on the opening day.

We should hammer them, whether we do is another matter.

Swindon 2-1 Sutton att: 8,822 (131 away)



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, September 4, 2023, 14:40:09
Well whatever your attendance predictions you may want to add two more other than myself and the DNA. Just had a message from an old business acquaintance to get a cpl for him and his daughter. They are massive Cardiff fans and ST holders I think. Follow them all over the place and have either done the 92 circuit or very nearly plus a load of non league clubs. Nice to catch up plus add a few extra quid to pay off our debts 🤣🤣

A tight 3-1


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: newmarket red on Monday, September 4, 2023, 15:04:09
Im going for 5-2 austin will get a hatrick kemp and young the others.7988 att


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Monday, September 4, 2023, 15:28:26
Well whatever your attendance predictions you may want to add two more other than myself and the DNA. Just had a message from an old business acquaintance to get a cpl for him and his daughter. They are massive Cardiff fans and ST holders I think. Follow them all over the place and have either done the 92 circuit or very nearly plus a load of non league clubs. Nice to catch up plus add a few extra quid to pay off our debts 🤣🤣

A tight 3-1

Just increased the attendance by 2 😆


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Monday, September 4, 2023, 15:35:51
I think it will be a decent crowd, most people back from summer holidays, decent style of football. We will break the 9k barrier with next to nothing from Sutton, less than 100.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, September 4, 2023, 15:57:29
Just win. Any win and we're actually looking decent despite the dropped points.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, September 4, 2023, 17:36:24
Just win. Any win and we're actually looking decent despite the dropped points.

With. Winnable game in hand.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, September 4, 2023, 17:37:51
Just win. Any win and we're actually looking decent despite the dropped points.
This.

Their fans are getting increasingly frustrated by their long ball style and hoofing it down the wings.

As I said in the other thread.

Sutton - 1 win (and that was against 10 men) in their last 17 league games and only 4 draws.
No clean sheets in the last 14 league games for them.

From their forum.
Quote
Our style of football hasn't been this ugly since the rains/ggl mud and sand bath era. Our tactical system is no longer working.

I dont think anyone is seriously suggesting gray should go, but if he continues to stubbornly persist with tactics that are not effective, that may change.

Could go either way.

Att: 9,235 (165 Suts)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Monday, September 4, 2023, 20:51:53
Another score draw I reckon. 2-2


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, 15:52:00
With the exception of Crawley we always play crap against crap sides.

Convincing 3-0 win anyway.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Super Hans on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, 16:52:59
Hopefully the draw win draw win draw sequence in the league continues here with a WIN.

3-1.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 11:22:01
I wonder if there will be a lower crowd tomorrow as a result of the uncertainty or the opposite with people shouting for answers and demonstrating. Hopefully the latter and we get an atmosphere.
3-1 🔴⚪


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 11:26:36
Bit perverse not to go because of some flaky questions hanging over the club. Yes, itís annoying but hardly a harbinger of imminent doom.

Anyway, piece of piss - 4-1


Title: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 11:52:19
I don't subscribe to the fans should be seen and not heard when it comes to the boardroom, but the fans will be behind the team in sure.

not like we know if any impending doom


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: JoeMezz on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 11:53:30
3-1 win.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: 4D on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 11:55:55
Bit perverse not to go because of some flaky questions hanging over the club. Yes, itís annoying but hardly a harbinger of imminent doom.

Anyway, piece of piss - 4-1

I'm not going as I'm off to an afternoon party  :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: molepar on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 12:27:58
First home game of the season for me. Hoping to see a first goal of the season as my only other game so far this season was Donny. I expect a physical challenge from Sutton and think we may miss Khan. Iím hoping Kinsella is fit as Iím not sure Cain has the physical capability to put his stamp on this game.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 12:34:21
It's on I Follow in UK


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: molepar on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 12:56:08
It's on I Follow in UK
Thatís interesting, I wonder why that is? Anything to do with the international break?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 12:58:10
Yeah the 3pm rule is suspended during international breaks from memory.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 12:59:08
Yeah the 3pm rule is suspended during international breaks from memory.
This is true.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 13:04:56
Interesting that both Donny & Sutton who did a fair bit of early business in the window just gone now find themselves at the bottom of the league.
Doncaster I gather have a lot of injuries & on evidence from last Saturday could be in a false position.

Not sure how Sutton are doing on the injury front, but it was commented that they had made a fair few decent looking signings, on paper anyway.
An early goal against might dent a fragile confidence.

Hoping to survive being marched around Old Town in a rapid hydration exercise in 28c heat before the game.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: swindonmaniac on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 18:31:31
I'm not going as I'm off to an afternoon party  :pint:
Fuck me 4D, you do get your priorities right!!.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 18:43:32
Sausages on a stick v watching Swindon.
It's a tough call.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 18:58:20
Pimms on the lawn after a game of croquet  :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: 4D on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 19:33:27
Fuck me 4D, you do get your priorities right!!.

I know, I'm getting as bad as Flash.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 20:49:48
I'm not going as I'm off to an afternoon party  :pint:

In Wroughton?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: swindonmaniac on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 21:29:24
I know, I'm getting as bad as Flash.
He canít even give his ticket away !!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: 4D on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 22:25:23
In Wroughton?

Swindon


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Pookemon on Friday, September 8, 2023, 18:24:17
Errr do you lot know there's a game on tomorrow and this is supposed to be a footballl forum?

We're going to do them 5-4 after going 3-0 up.   Charlie to have a blinder and get his shooting boots out of the loft.

They will score with at least 2 corners, we of course won't.

Come on you reds. 


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Pookemon on Friday, September 8, 2023, 18:35:30
There's a weather warning in place for thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon.   

Could do with some rain but hope it waits until 5.00


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Friday, September 8, 2023, 18:51:24
We don't want another Bristol Rovers or more recently Colchester!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: swindon74 on Friday, September 8, 2023, 19:54:03
There was no loathed strangers presser podcast today :( always gets me through my journey from Gloucester to Newcastle! (Part of it anyways)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Qunk on Friday, September 8, 2023, 20:00:07
2-0 town, Austin and Young.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Kinky Tom on Friday, September 8, 2023, 20:31:48
This will be my first live game since last autumn, I just want to go and enjoy the games I can go to while I'm actually in the UK. 

If it's shit behind the scenes I'm very poorly placed as someone who has never lived in Swindon and now lives abroad to be able to do anything so I just want, for now and for the next few weeks, to enjoy the matchday experience while I'm around.

Hoping for something like a 3-0 / 4-1 but a comfortable 2-0 would be good too.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, September 8, 2023, 20:53:13
Iím hoping for more Crawley than Doncaster


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 8, 2023, 22:46:29
Quote from: swindon74
There was no loathed strangers presser podcast today :( always gets me through my journey from Gloucester to Newcastle! (Part of it anyways)

it's a coming I believe


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Robinz on Friday, September 8, 2023, 23:36:44
Firstly... the weather will be good cos I brought all the rain back with me to NZ.
Town will continue their fine home form and win 3.0 with 9328 watching Young Kemp and Shades score. Hoping RA will be there in his capacity of CEO. Never met the man but by default he is one of our own.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 07:51:07
What are we thinking today then chaps?

Flynn seems to have suggested that someone is coming into the midfield and that Kinsella won't be fit...

For me, I'd move McEachran to the Khan position. He's been better at breaking up the play in the last few games I think.

Then Cain comes in for a chance to show that he has an EFL career ahead of him.

No change elsewhere.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 07:57:42
I agree. I would think Kinsella first choice (if fit) and Cain if not.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 09:32:38
Narrow 2-1 win today I reckon.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 09:47:15
Hopefully we will be unchanged other than Kinsella (If fit or else Cain) instead of Khan.

No need to change the team otherwise, we created chances last week at Donny but failed to actually hit the target consistantly. Keep creating chances and we will score a few. We still had 14 shots but only the 2 on target and they were weak.

Charlie just needs to get his shooting boots on as hes creating chances for others but not yet being able to get any of the glory himself, but that will change soon I hope, he works his bollocks off creating but has been a bit wayward in front of goal himself so far.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 10:10:31
Must have missed those chances and shots on target last week.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 10:16:05
Must have missed those chances and shots on target last week.
I know at the time it seemed like we created pretty much zero.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 10:27:37
There have been 5 meetings between us and Sutton previously with Town winning 4 and losing once, no game has ended with more than a single goal seperating the teams.

2023 Sutton  2-1 Swindon
2022 Swindon 3-2 Sutton
2022 Swindon 2-1 Sutton
2021 Sutton  1-2 Swindon
1981 Swindon 2-1 Sutton FA Cup

There have been 3 home games against them with Town winning all 3 so far scoring 7 and conceding 4 times.

They have started the season poorly with just 1 league win in the first game of the season followed by 5 consecutive league defeats, their only win otherwise being a win at Wycombe and a penalty shoot out vs Cambridge in the cup.

Results so far this season
Sutton  5-1 Notts C
Sutton  2-2 Cambrdge *EFLC
Barrow  2-1 Sutton
Sutton  0-1 Gillingham
Sutton  0-3 Wimbledon
Newport 3-1 Sutton
Wycombe 0-1 Sutton *EFLC
Sutton  0-1 FGR

Their current top scorer is Omari Patrick the free signing from Carlisle in the Summer on 3 goals with Beautyman and ex Town player Harry Smith both on 2 none of them have an assist so far.

Swindon go into the game with an undefeated record in 90 mins with 2 wins and 5 draws so far in all games with 2 wins and 3 draws in the league and are 1 of only 3 teams in L2 undefeated so far (AFC Wimbledon and Mansfield the other 2)

Jake Young is top scorer on 7 and Dan Kemp 2nd on 4 goals both also have 3 assists each.

Town currrently sit in 10th place on 9 points with a game in hand, Sutton sit in 23rd place on 3 points.

The only players involved who have played for both sides are Harry Smith for them and Lewis Ward for us.

Will be difficult against the more agricultural/attritional style of Sutton today who like the long ball to the big strikers and quick wingers and get men behind the ball, we will need some craft and skill to break them down.

They have played a straight forward 442 in every game so far. They play with out and out wingers Coley and Patrick and 1 big man up front (Smith/Angol) alongside a smaller striker (Kashket).

So far they have conceded 12 yellow cards and 1 red card, Swindon have conceded 14 yellows and no reds so far.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Qunk on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 10:30:20
No Khan today? Missed that somehow.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 10:52:32
No Khan today? Missed that somehow.
Hes away with the Gambia national team.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Qunk on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 10:52:52
Hes away with the Gambia national team.

Ah I see, thanks


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 10:53:25
Had £5 each on FBT and Dokes to score anytime today - 12/1 each


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 11:01:31
Had £5 each on FBT and Dokes to score anytime today - 12/1 each
I wish FBT would take a few more risks with his shooting from distance, he has a cracking shot on him, look at the FGR goal for instance. Nowt to lose in having a pop from 25 yards, test the keeper.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 12:15:01
Had £5 each on FBT and Dokes to score anytime today - 12/1 each
I took 12s for FBT as well.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 12:32:04
They're a big old team. Huge CB Sowunmi. Shocking performance against them on Valentines Day last season. Hopefully Flynn mixes it up a bit today as Morris' football just did not work.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 12:52:00
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/F5leheZXsAAVz18?format=jpg&name=medium)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 12:52:37
Cain in for Khan, no Kinsella on the bench.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 12:57:00
Optimistically Cain should be technically well above Sutton's level. Alternatively, he's at risk of being bullied out of the game. A good opportunity for him to show he can make it in lower league football.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nijholts Nuts on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 12:57:23
Seems like a big day for Cain, if he performs well he'll cement a 'there or there abouts' position in the 1st XI.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 13:04:29
I like Cain I think he has a good pass and shot on him, but hes not really shown any consistancy when he has come in and often looks a little off the pace and makes a few wayward passes.

I hope he plays a blinder today and makes it hard for Khan to get back into the team next week.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 13:08:34
Sutton will break the 200 away fans barrier today.

Albeit as a compound figure having only brought 197 fan previously for the last 2 games combined, 87 last season and 112 the season before.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 13:16:25
The grass looks to have been left very long on the pitch today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 13:26:49
The grass looks to have been left very long on the pitch today.

Ball seems to be rolling well enough though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 13:29:05
Ball seems to be rolling well enough though.
Thats good, the players seem to be leaving footprints in the grass its so long.

Not sure if thats under Flynns instructions to possibly slow the pace of the ball down with "on the deck" passing.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 13:39:20
Drinks break arranged for after first 25 mins apparently already.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 13:40:33
It's just too hot to play football🤣


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 13:45:33
The grass looks to have been left very long on the pitch today.

Clearly a cost cutting exercise!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 13:47:59
Feeling a win today fellas!   3-1.  Looks like a beautiful day in Swindon for the footy.
Maybe a bit hot for you all over there. 


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 13:56:20
Uwakwe to Cain in the box but his cross is deflected out of play, nice move.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 13:57:41
Mahoney messing up by not making a pass, we got away with that.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 13:57:47
Well that was very nearly a viral goalkeeping moment


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 13:58:15
1-0 Young!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 13:58:21
Jake Young, what a fucking man


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:00:03
Clem!!!  Please did money to buy this stud!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:00:22
I believe Jake Young is now two goals short of Jonny Williams' final total as our top goalscorer last season. It is September the 9th!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:00:28
Lovely touch to Young from Austin and the dribble by Young was brilliant a great low finish from 8 yards at the angle.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:00:31
Afternoon chaps! Just back and settled in time.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:01:28
FBT crossfield to Uwakwe on a 60 yard pass but its a bit beyond Uwakwe.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:01:47
Nice touch from Charlie but Jake Young had a lot to do still. Nice finish!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:01:47
Afternoon chaps! Just back and settled in time.
Nice.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:01:58
Nice touch from Charlie but Jake Young had a lot to do still. Nice finish!
Absolutely.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:03:49
Mahoney doing some possession stat padding keeping hold of the ball :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nijholts Nuts on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:04:23
The live table makes for good reading at the moment, 4th, 2 points of first with a game in hand


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:04:52
Kemp caught in possession and gives away a free kick 20 yards out near the touchline.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:05:38
Shit FK by them straight at Mahoney, easy take.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:06:06
We've definitely slowed our tempo right down this week, I suspect in response to the temperature


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:06:37
Hutton breaks down the right and his low cross gets blocked for a corner to Town.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:07:32
We've definitely slowed our tempo right down this week, I suspect in response to the temperature
Yes its noticably slower but we are breaking with a lot of pace when we do go for it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:08:25
Not entirely certain that wasnt a shot by Young not a cross.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:09:44
Yes its noticably slower but we are breaking with a lot of pace when we do go for it.

Yes, it's slow-slow-slow-fast not the slow-slow-slower we saw last season!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:10:11
2-0 Cain!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:10:23
Well placed that.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:11:02
Tactics seem to be to pull Sutton forward then run at them with pace when they get too high up as they're slow on the turn - and boy is it working.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:11:37
When it was announced he was starting thought heíd be worth a punt as any time goal scorer (was thinking a free kick) but there we go.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:12:08
A very well taken shot by Cain from 18 yards into the bottom corner, good finish, lovely flick on by Uwakwe to Austin to help set that move up.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nijholts Nuts on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:13:08
Is that 2 assists for Austin now?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:13:18
Kemp to Cain 6 yards out and his shot hits Young and goes wide!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:13:42
Should have been 3 there


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:13:56
Sutton are so, so slow on the turn.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:14:18
Is that 2 assists for Austin now?
I think Kemp got the final pass to Cain after Austin set up Kemp.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:14:49
Sutton are so, so slow on the turn.
Their pace at the back is like a tortoise. Long may that continue.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:15:32
Is that 2 assists for Austin now?

Not sure heíll get credited with the assists but his part has been vital in both goals and probably more important than the last touch


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:15:55
Soooo.  Seems like the slow tick tak passy game the past few years is not as effective as the quick counter attack pace that we are plying now?   Maybe Iím wrong.  Iím new here.   :D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:16:12
Austin has been pivotal so far in this performance, as has Uwakwe.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:16:56
Comedy third goal. We've done our absolute best not to score there.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:17:03
Is this ĎTotal Footballí?



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:17:08
3-0 Young.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:17:18
Is this ĎTotal Footballí?



That goal was not!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:17:31
Is this ĎTotal Footballí?


Wasnt sure if it was given or not!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:17:43
Austin injured in the process.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:18:45
That goal was not!

Still counts!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:18:49
Well this is lovely


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:19:06
This lot are giving Crawley a run for their money, absolute bunch of donkeys so far. Bizarre how thing is weíre making loads of errors at the back but they are setting up our attacks.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:19:12
Young on for another 4 goals (at least!) today


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:19:29
Austin injured in the process.

Looked like he was moving awkwardly just before the cross came in. Hopefully nothing too serious


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: swindon74 on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:19:32
I thick Austin was Mocking himself to be subbed right?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:19:38
Young on for another 4 goals (at least!) today

One more to tie our top scorer for all of last season... times have changed.

I thick Austin was Mocking himself to be subbed right?

Yeah he was absolutely taking the piss out of himself.

This lot are giving Crawley a run for their money, absolute bunch of donkeys so far. Bizarre how thing is weíre making loads of errors at the back but they are setting up our attacks.

Rope a dope football.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:19:45
Austin has been pivotal so far in this performance, as has Uwakwe.
Id noted those two as MotM candidates from the first 25 mins


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:20:10
Well that was down to Hutton's cross but he won't get the assist


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:20:40
I thick Austin was Mocking himself to be subbed right?

His ankle definitely went under the keeper during that scuffle but had similar thoughts to you.
Austin saying I couldnít even finish that, sub me


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:21:27
Well that was down to Hutton's cross but he won't get the assist
Not sure who could genuinely claim the assist for that goal!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:22:27
Not sure who could genuinely claim the assist for that goal!

Sutton.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:23:09
Sutton.
Can we play you every week?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:24:20
Sutton are definately a team without much pace or quality and totally lacking in confidence.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:26:04
Can we play you every week?
Id rather not! Spoils it a bit when the game is (or at least should be) over after 25 mins.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:26:39
Kemp to Cain in the box but he cant get a shot in.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:27:52
3-1


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:27:53
Dokes fucked that. maybe Mahony should have it though


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:28:22
Poor by Dokes losing it cheaply taking a risk.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:28:38
Dokes fucked that. maybe Mahony should have it though
Got his hand to it just not enough of a hand.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:29:31
Dokes fucked that. maybe Mahony should have it though

Both.

Extremely sloppy all round.
The first one a minute ago should have been an adequate warning


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:31:04
Id rather not! Spoils it a bit when the game is (or at least should be) over after 25 mins.

Wish Iíd kept my gob shut! 😢


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:31:05
All of a sudden Sutton get some confidence and making a better go of it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:32:40
fucks sake

3-2. should be a foul imo


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:32:49
Let them back in this, our defence is spectacularly shit.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:32:56
3-2


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:33:06
A kick to the face was a red card last week, not even a foul this week.

Swindon are a very very silly football team.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:34:08
Far too much sloppy play altogether, Mahoneys' distribution has also been poor thus far


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:34:35
Fuck meÖ

This is so - so - so Swindon


Title: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:34:39
Quote
A kick to the face was a red card last week, not even a foul this week.

.
difference is he ducked into it. seen them given, seen them not


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:34:49
We have just let them back into this, it should have been dead.

Poor concentration by Town, stop pissing around so slowly at the back, move it forwards faster and they cant cope.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:35:06
that was a penalty. shhhh


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:35:34
Good god.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:35:46
We have just let them back into this, it should have been dead.

Poor concentration by Town, stop pissing around so slowly at the back, move it forwards faster and they cant cope.

Dunno whatís in those water bottles but weíve looked pissed since the drinks break.

Sutton look re-energised


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:35:53
That should have been 3-3 or a pen.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:36:08
A half of two halves.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:36:12
This has become shambolic, they are cutting through us with every attack.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:36:49
Uwakwe with a lovely cross to Austin but its inches in front of him.+


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:36:55
I think we were expecting Austin to return as the best finisher in the division, but not able to do much else. It's been more or less the opposite!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:37:05
Should have been 3-3 with FBT sent off


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:37:13
A half of two halves.

We need HT asap
Which isnít something I thought Iíd be saying after 25 mins


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:37:48
Kemp is not his usual self so far today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:37:51
Should have been 3-3 with FBT sent off

There was cover, I think that'd have been a yellow. But don't disagree it was a pen.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: RJack on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:38:12
The sooner half time comes the better.  Flynn needs to calm them down and get some composure absolutely calamitous defending.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:39:29
6 mins added.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:40:12
Gone from Total Football to Total Bollocks!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:40:57
Good play by Young but his cross is beyond Austin.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:41:55
Hutton nice cross for Austin but the defender heads it out for a corner.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:44:53
We're really quite impressive going forward. Unfortunately, this lot do not know how to defend. The outside CBs have no restraint, Brewitt is crap and Hutton still doesn't know how to mark.

Even at 3-0, I didn't feel comfortable. That says it all.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:45:32
HT 3-2

More difficult than it should have been.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:45:35
It's half time in our sixth league game of the season and I feel like we've already had a season's worth of absolutely mad shit happen on and off the pitch.

What a silly club.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:46:36
Brilliant first 30, then an abject 10.

McEachran, Cain, Uwakwe and Chaz impressing.

Frazer looks a shadow of his usual self. Very strange.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:48:17
We're really quite impressive going forward. Unfortunately, this lot do not know how to defend. The outside CBs have no restraint, Brewitt is crap and still doesn't know how to mark.

Even at 3-0, I didn't feel comfortable. That says it all.
Could easily replace Brewitt with a more dominant centre back and not really impact us going forward. Our defence and lack of cover from our midfield is a major issue that needs addressing. We canít always be needing to score 3 or more to win games.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:49:17
After the water break we were second best in every aspect of the game.
Two needless goals conceded, the positive is weíre still ahead, but need to get back at it again.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:50:10
Think we have to expect this now!  Blistering football for the first 25 but to keep that up was a big ask. Happy to be in front and feel we have the upper hand and look more likely. Both wing backs playing well. Kemp looking good,Cain slotted in well and McEachran doing loads of donkey work. Got to think Young will get a hat trick. FBT and UGM play that way and that's the way it is I suppose.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: UTR on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:50:22
Yeah I donít buy the ďwe canít replace Brewitt with a commanding CB without impacting how we playĒ argument. Maybe if you add a lump midfielder in as well but for that central CB role you can put a Ryan Edwards type in and let FBT and UGM keep doing what theyíre doing


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:50:34
Enjoying the half time stats, neither goalkeeper has made a save and it's 3-2.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:51:45
Oh,Brewitt's the scapegoat now. Don't get that at all


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:52:13
Sutton crucified.  Then resurrected.  All Swindon's own work.  And it's only HT.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:53:26
Oh,Brewitt's the scapegoat now. Don't get that at all

I don't think he's particularly good, but at the same time he is the only player in our team who even tries to defend, it's not much of a surprise he gets overrun. The tactical structure we have is essentially "Overload" on FM, it's 10 attacking players, UGM spends more time at left wing than he does at centre back. It's brilliant in a way, but I wish we'd stop being quite so silly when already 3-0 up.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:54:00
Oh,Brewitt's the scapegoat now. Don't get that at all

Because he's crap. Was last season and still is this.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Godd002 on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:54:49
Really need a fast start to second half.  Another goal quickly and Sutton calls it a day


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:55:56
Because he's crap. Was last season and still is this.

That's your opinion fine, I respect it but don't post as if it's a fact


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: UTR on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:56:26
Weíre shipping a stupid amount of goals defensively, itís clear something needs to change there, whether thatís from midfield cover or defenders capable of more than our current 3. If weíre looking at the CBís then FBT and UGM are essential to how we play going forward so wonít be dropped but whether itís a commanding CB coming in or the structure changing, something needs fixing because we canít rely on scoring 3 goals every week to win.

Very tricky trying to balance that without effecting how we score goals the other end too much but I think itís doable.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:56:53
Yeah I donít buy the ďwe canít replace Brewitt with a commanding CB without impacting how we playĒ argument. Maybe if you add a lump midfielder in as well but for that central CB role you can put a Ryan Edwards type in and let FBT and UGM keep doing what theyíre doing

We could replace Brewitt with a commanding CB but it wouldnít improve our defence.
Said commanding CB would still be left exposed by our marauding outside CBs
Öif this mythical commanding CB wasnít as mobile as Brewitt - it would probably make our defence worseÖ


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:56:57
Oh,Brewitt's the scapegoat now. Don't get that at all
Itís not to do with him being a scapegoat, but if you are only going to play with 1 centre back whoís actually going to defend then they actually need to be someone commanding and he just isnít. Also heís the obvious one to drop out to inject a bit of height into the team.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Mooneyraker on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 14:59:38
A commanding centre back still canít mark two men when Dokes or FBT give the ball away up the pitch and a midfielder doesnít drop in.

This is our system. It is what it is. An immobile lump at CB and we are fucked.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:00:02
We don't need a commanding centre back, we need a fucking miracle worker in that role.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:00:45
Oh,Brewitt's the scapegoat now. Don't get that at all
Me neither.

A big donkey's not going to be any more use when Godwin Malife, FBT or A.N.Other go awol and lose the ball.  

I think you have to look at ensuring the midfielders - wide or central - know who is to cover loss of possession by them.   Hopefully Flynn will be working on that.  Not least right now in the changing room.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nijholts Nuts on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:02:04
I hope the Flynn goes full apoplectic DiCanio on them at half time


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:03:38
I hope the Flynn goes full apoplectic DiCanio on them at half time

Not sure we can afford to replace half the team by next week!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:04:53
More drinks at half time
Got worse again


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:05:22
I would like a commanding CB to counter big strikers against us and to be a threat at attacking corners and to defend corners.

I think a lot of the problem is that instead of both wide CB's going forward at the same time they need to be more structured and only 1 of them at a time go forwards always leaving 2 defenders back at all times.

So often they both go forwards at the same time and it leaves Brewitt in a vulernable exposed position of being the only man left back.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:05:31
Gee whiz!

Lucky not to be 3-3

Again, no one thinking about defending


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:06:26
We don't need a commanding centre back, we need a fucking miracle worker in that role.

Youíd need some one commanding but also quick & able to read the game well.
Prime Rio Ferdinand would probably work in that role.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:07:57
I would like a commanding CB to counter big strikers against us and to be a threat at attacking corners and to defend corners.

I think a lot of the problem is that instead of both wide CB's going forward at the same time they need to be more structured and only 1 of them at a time go forwards always leaving 2 defenders back at all times.

So often they both go forwards at the same time and it leaves Brewitt in a vulernable exposed position of being the only man left back.
Agree with the comments about FBT and UGM.

Brewitt does his best, but canít cover that. Maybe a big lump free agent might?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:08:26
I would like a commanding CB to counter big strikers against us and to be a threat at attacking corners and to defend corners.

I think a lot of the problem is that instead of both wide CB's going forward at the same time they need to be more structured and only 1 of them at a time go forwards always leaving 2 defenders back at all times.

So often they both go forwards at the same time and it leaves Brewitt in a vulernable exposed position of being the only man left back.

You either do that with the CBs or have one of the middle CMs be responsible for dropping back in at CB when we break.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:08:46
Youíd need some one commanding but also quick & able to read the game well.
Prime Rio Ferdinand would probably work in that role.

Should be available on our budget I reckon!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:09:21
I would like a commanding CB to counter big strikers against us and to be a threat at attacking corners and to defend corners.

I think a lot of the problem is that instead of both wide CB's going forward at the same time they need to be more structured and only 1 of them at a time go forwards always leaving 2 defenders back at all times.

So often they both go forwards at the same time and it leaves Brewitt in a vulernable exposed position of being the only man left back.
Yep,in my opinion Brewitt has done absolutely nothing wrong so far


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nick Bamosomi on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:10:55
Supporting Swindon is just not good for my health.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:11:48
Yep,in my opinion Brewitt has done absolutely nothing wrong so far

Heís the scapegoat of the formation / tactics / system

Think he does well with the hand heís dealt.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:11:55
Three offside goals in this half, two for Austin. So very silly.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:12:01
FFS ref Austin scored but hes offside.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:13:02
FFS ref Austin scored but hes offside.

Heís behind the defender when Young crosses it


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:13:23
Well thatís how it looks from the iFollow angle


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:13:33
Yep,in my opinion Brewitt has done absolutely nothing wrong so far
Yep,in my opinion Brewitt has done absolutely nothing wrong so far
Heís done his best.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:13:54
Heís the scapegoat of the formation / tactics / system

Think he does well with the hand heís dealt.
And with that Brewitt plays a terrible ball that puts us under pressure.

TBF Brewitt has been fairly solid so far this season, last week at Donny though he had an absolute mare of a 2nd half.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:14:01
Well thatís how it looks from the iFollow angle

Yeah we haven't got the angle to say really, but it's definitely close. Weren't that many protests so suspect it may have been off.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:14:37
Kemp to Young but his shot is wide from the edge of the box.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:15:19
Young could have passed to Austin but I dont blame him shooting.

Smith scores for them but is offside.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:15:19
2-2 on offside goals.

This is a bit like watching two glass jawed boxers slugging it out.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:15:31
Young puts it wide (should have passed it Austin)

That Youngs bloody rubbish


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:15:35
The ghost of Chalky


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:16:05
Kemp tries a shot with his right foot but its too weak.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:17:49
Sutton making a trio of subs.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: swindon74 on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:17:52
What a mad game of football!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:17:57
Bodin points out that we've almost reversed the CB plan with Brewitt pushing forward and UGM/FBT staying at home more. It's not the obvious strategem.

Shade for Cain, RHM for the luckless Austin.

Adding RHM and Shade to this game is like throwing petrol on a house fire.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:18:01
Cain and Austin make way for shade and RHM


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:18:17
Shade on for Cain.

RHM on for Austin.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:19:02
Austin storms off straight down the tunnel.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:20:12
Austin storms off straight down the tunnel.
oh dear! Didnít look happy did he!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:20:32
Hurrah!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:20:35
4-2 Kemp.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:20:46
The fuck is Austin's problem.

Still not comfortable.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:21:04
HAVE IT!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:21:05
Great work from RHM there


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:22:23
Letís see if we can close this out now. Mahoney needs to start engaging his brain now as his distribution has probably been Suttonís main threat today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:22:49
Heís behind the defender when Young crosses it
I thought that


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:23:02
UGM taken a knock and we're having drinks again. Sambuca for Swindon, based on past evidence.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: RJack on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:23:41
oh dear! Didnít look happy did he!
Chaz will probably just mithed that we let a 3 goal lead slip. Heís done ok today apart from score which will be eating at him


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:24:07
UGM taken a knock and we're having drinks again. Sambuca for Swindon, based on past evidence.

The dreaded drink break.

We should have learned our lesson in the first half


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:24:49
Austin has come back out and sat on the bench now, probably just frustrated.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:25:07
Murph is a PRESENCE


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: UTR on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:26:19
Maybe we can rely on scoring 3 every week


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:26:45
Maybe we can rely on scoring 3 every week

I mean, we've averaging more than that!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:26:48
McEachran has been excellent today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:27:16
Shade smashes a low shot just wide.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Qunk on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:27:25
Had to leave early. Another ridiculous attacking performance, another ridiculous defensive performance so far.

If itís not already been mentioned, Rob Angus is there


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:28:23
Nice play by Shade, ends with Kemp having a shot too close to the keeper.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:30:08
RHM looking much brighter than last week


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:30:23
RHM is like a little irritating wasp, love it!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:30:45
Att: 8,389 (213 Suttons)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:31:39
Close to a penalty on Young.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:31:51
Well that looked like a pen to me, but so was Sutton's in the first half.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:32:09
4-3


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:32:17
Christ on a fleet of fucking unicycles.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nick Bamosomi on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:32:24
Of FFs


Title: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:32:47
Another cunt ref

clear pen. they score


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:32:54
Massive deflection off Town defender, unstopable.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:33:21
Another cunt ref

Eh, even if it's a pen there's a million things we can do between their penalty box and ours to stop that. Blaming the ref is too easy.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Qunk on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:33:25
If I were a neutral and was desperate to go to any league two game, Iíd be watching Swindon. Fuck sake


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:33:36
That's a yellow even in this refs book surely?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:33:52
I donít want to call this!

We need another 1 or 2!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: 4D on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:34:02
Not good for the ticker, glad I'm not there.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:34:19
Fuckiní hell Swindon.

We still canít shut up shop & see a game out can we? Thatís been what like 4 seasons now?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:34:27
I donít want to call this!

We need another 1 or 2!
At least!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:35:20
Not sure we can say that goal was defensive error though, very unlucky with the huge deflection to go in.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: 4D on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:35:31
It's like 5 a side football


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:35:57
It's like 5 a side football

5 brain cells a side.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nick Bamosomi on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:36:03
I donít want to call this!

We need another 1 or 2!
Not sure I could relax even if it was 5!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:36:09
Bodin..."U wank we" :D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:36:49
RHM so close to his shot going in.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:37:33
Hepburn-Murphy is spreading the Sutton defence thickly on toast.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:37:36
RHM another shot deflected wide by Young a few yards out.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:37:58
Hepburn-Murphy is spreading the Sutton defence thickly on toast.
Hes skinning them at every opportunity.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:38:32
Some poor bastard has to try and make a two minute highlights package out of this game.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:39:22
RHM with a long shot deflected to the keeper.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:39:43
Some poor bastard has to try and make a two minute highlights package out of this game.
Cant say its not value for money.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:39:57
McEachran off and Minturn on.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:40:10
Bodin..."U wank we" :D
Changed it to Amankwaah at one point!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:42:04
5-3 RHM.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:42:08
Fuck me did RHM deserve that, this has been one of the best half an hour sub performances I've ever seen.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:42:32
HAVE IT AGAIN!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:42:52
What a goal.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:43:16
You know what - Iíd be happy with no more goals now


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:43:25
Fuck me did RHM deserve that, this has been one of the best half an hour sub performances I've ever seen.
He has been outstanding.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nick Bamosomi on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:43:35
Can I breathe now?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:43:58
Nice to hear that Austin and Flynn celebrated that goal together. Think Flynn may have won that discussion!

You know what - Iíd be happy with no more goals now

I wouldn't bet on it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:44:40
This is mental.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:44:49
Nice to hear that Austin and Flynn celebrated that goal together. Think Flynn may have won that discussion!

I wouldn't bet on it.

Austin is a striker.
A striker who hasnít scored
Of course heís been frustrated coming off having not scored


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:45:07
Good energy and tackling by Kemp there.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:45:30
Austin is a striker.
A striker who hasnít scored
Of course heís been frustrated coming off having not scored

Which is fine. I'm just pleased that there doesn't seem to be any lingering issue.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:45:34
8 mins added.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:45:55
You know what - Iíd be happy with no more goals now
I want 6. And I think RHM can get it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:47:44
Sutton miss a fucking sitter from 12 yards.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Qunk on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:48:00
Can I breathe now?

Almost certainly not


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:48:35
Almost certainly not

This is about when we were 5-3 vs Walsall, isn't it?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:49:30
This is about when we were 5-3 vs Walsall, isn't it?

No


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Qunk on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:49:38
This is about when we were 5-3 vs Walsall, isn't it?

Yup. We are 5-3 up and itís squeaky bum time. What. The. Fuck?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:49:58
This is about when we were 5-3 vs Walsall, isn't it?
Wrexham?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:50:03
Sutton miss a fucking sitter from 12 yards.
Yes, UGM, Brewitt and Minturn all up field!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Qunk on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:50:32
Wrexham?

He meant Wrexham. And I also meant Wrexham when I agreed with Walsall


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:50:45
Wrexham?

That's the wun. This game (and season) has fried my brain.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:51:24
That's the wun. This game (and season) has fried my brain.
This season has already been 1000% more exciting than anything under Lindsey or even Garner.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:52:32
31 goals for and against us in six games - and one of them was a 0-0. Mad shit.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:52:36
Kemp felled on the edge of the box.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:53:23
31 goals for and against us in six games - and one of them was a 0-0. Mad shit.
Yeah absolutely.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:53:51
FT 5-3


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Ginginho on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:54:27
Whoís co-commentating?

They just gave a hat tip to the Man Utd premier league game by claiming ďnear the bottom of the table they may be, but this Sutton side are made of stern stuffĒ 🙂


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:54:48
Phew. Not sure I can handle this season, on and off the pitch!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:55:07
Whoís co-commentating?

They just gave a hat tip to the Man Utd premier league game by claiming ďnear the bottom of the table they may be, but this Sutton side are made of stern stuffĒ 🙂

Bodin.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:55:47
(https://media2.giphy.com/media/YrlFV52a9n1uMolLcJ/giphy.gif)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: oxonrobin on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:57:10
Not often going to be dull this season is it. Probably should be top of the league at this point some how.

Result is a nice distraction from the rumoured shenanigans.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:57:23
Is this how Flynn had Newport playing?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:58:18
Football....Bloody hell!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 15:59:10
Good win but still hard to work out where we were. Scored 5+ again but let an awful Sutton side score 3 and could have been more. Walsall will surely be note of a true indicator.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:06:38
Only us and Mansfield now left unbeaten in the league so far, us on 6 games and Mansfield on 7.

Is this our longest unbeaten start to a season since MacMahon in 95/96? we went the first 9 games of the season unbeaten then.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:07:03
Charlieís been out of touch in front of goal every game so far. Hep and Young are going to be our first choice strike pairing, arenít they?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:08:08
Only us and Mansfield now left unbeaten in the league so far, us on 6 games and Mansfield on 7.

Is this our longest unbeaten start to a season since MacMahon in 95/96? we went the first 9 games of the season unbeaten then.

Won the first 6 under Wise


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:13:49
Attendance 8,345


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:15:22
If people can't enjoy that without worrying about the 2 we let in (the other 1 was a total fluke)thats a shame.All of a sudden do we have to be afraid of Walsall,same points as Crawley?We have a team now that's got a great chance against anyone in this league. It is a "shit one" after all as many keep saying.
Today must have allayed some fears about our apparent lack of depth. All 3 subs,including Minturn gave great performances, Cain stepped in seamlessly, still a few injured to come back and Khan
MC Eachran did the donkey work today,Kemp was unbelievable second half and Brewitt,for me was outstanding at the back. 2 more goals for Young as well.
I'm pretty happy with things,personally.( oh,also, a dead cert penalty not given and Charlie was onside for that header in my book)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:15:40
Won the first 6 under Wise

We did win 6 so only need 1 more draw or win to beat that start even though that was more points collected.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Qunk on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:16:03
Charlieís been out of touch in front of goal every game so far. Hep and Young are going to be our first choice strike pairing, arenít they?

Not for me, at least until Charlie becomes ineffective in the stuff that doesnít include scoring goals. Heís still a huge player for us.

I would keep starting him and Young and allow RHM to be disgustingly good off the bench after 60 minutes.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:16:30
Attendance 8,345

Att: 8,389 (213 Suttons)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:18:46
Impressive JJ😀 I don't know how many Sutton brought.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Qunk on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:19:18
Impressive JJ😀 I don't know how many Sutton brought.

300 or so as a guesstimate


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:19:56
300 or so as a guesstimate
213 see above :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:20:41
Not for me, at least until Charlie becomes ineffective in the stuff that doesnít include scoring goals. Heís still a huge player for us.

I would keep starting him and Young and allow RHM to be disgustingly good off the bench after 60 minutes.
I agree,his contribution is still key


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:20:55
213 see above :)

Put it down to the heat🤣


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:21:10
If people can't enjoy that without worrying about the 2 we let in (the other 1 was a total fluke)thats a shame.All of a sudden do we have to be afraid of Walsall,same points as Crawley?We have a team now that's got a great chance against anyone in this league. It is a "shit one" after all as many keep saying.
Today must have allayed some fears about our apparent lack of depth. All 3 subs,including Minturn gave great performances, Cain stepped in seamlessly and still a few injured to come back.
MC Eachran did the donkey work today,Kemp was unbelievable second half and Brewitt,for me was outstanding at the back. 2 more goals for Young as well.
I'm pretty happy with things,personally.( oh,also, a dead cert penalty not given and Charlie was onside for that header in my book)

Sutton should have had a penalty first half.

Also think Suttonís first disallowed goal was close as well.

Decisionís definitely went both ways today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Qunk on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:23:55
213 see above :)

Not a bad turn out from them.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:24:47
Flynn:
- Disappointed with the goals we conceded
- Should have had 2 penalties
- Ref said he probably made a mistake not giving the penalty when Sutton went up the other end and scored
- Dont like the fact we let them back into it. But at least we grew back into it and were 'blistering'
- Wanted to be patient and not go long. Knew they didnt want to press. So, told goalkeeper to be patient
- RHM was excellent. Has been chomping at the bit. Unfortunate to get injured when he did and then Young scoring 9
- Not happy to play kamikaze football. He wants to play educated football
- Probably want 2 more players in
- Kinsella back next week. Clayton probably two weeks
- Free agent spoken to yesterday. Nothing has happened. Still waiting.
- There are funds to bring in 1 or 2. Wants the right ones, not just numbers. Hopefully get that done this week
- Rest and recovery is important. Hottest he's been around a football pitch
- Kemp closing down players in 89th minute. Know how good he can be. Thought he was excellent
- Austin: All strikers are frustrated. Flynn and Austin both celebrated at the end. Austin very clever play to make space. He wants more goals, but is the first one up celebrating when we won.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:25:11
Not a bad turn out from them.
That was 17 more than they had brought in their previous 2 visits combined.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:28:13
Leaders Gillingham have scored 5 and conceded 5 from 7.

We've scored 20 and conceded 11 from 6.

Perhaps there's a happy medium?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Qunk on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:28:53
Not worried about Austinís reaction when he went off. I thought his goal was offside personally, but he maybe thought different and was frustrated about being goal-less again. His impact on the team, though, is immense


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:30:11
Austinís second disallowed one definitely looked on from the iFollow camera angle


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:30:55
Not worried about Austinís reaction when he went off. I thought his goal was offside personally, but he maybe thought different and was frustrated about being goal-less again. His impact on the team, though, is immense
I am sure it was just his frustrations blowing over I dont think there is any malice in what he did, he soon enough came back out to watch the rest of the game from the bench.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: UTR on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:31:27
Enjoyable day today overall, happy for Cain as well.

Some big questions at the back but Iíll postpone being worried whilst weíre still unbeaten. October will be the real test of whether we can maintain this against the better sides in the division, if we come through that with a respectable point haul and no hammerings then Iíll be happy.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Qunk on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:37:11
Austinís second disallowed one definitely looked on from the iFollow camera angle

My view from the townend wonít have helped me judge it properly. Hopefully the poor fucker who has to put together the highlights shows it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Kaufman on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:39:18
I may have misheard but heard Flynn say it was 4 weeks for Clayton which fits with what heís said in previous weeks.
Weíre at the point where we need to see someone in place of Brewitt, just to see if it really would make an improvement.
Just to shut some of us up for a while ( me included )


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:42:25
I may have misheard but heard Flynn say it was 4 weeks for Clayton which fits with what heís said in previous weeks.
Weíre at the point where we need to see someone in place of Brewitt, just to see if it really would make an improvement.
Just to shut some of us up for a while ( me included )

Four weeks for Clayton, Kinsella back next week with Khan and still reckons we need 1-2 signings. Nothing imminent still waiting.


Title: Re: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:42:34
I am sure it was just his frustrations blowing over I dont think there is any malice in what he did, he soon enough came back out to watch the rest of the game from the bench.
Charlie went down the tunnel after being subbed against Crawley, no-one mentioned it then.


Title: Re: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:43:26
Charlie went down the tunnel after being subbed against Crawley, no-one mentioned it then.

Flynn said Charlie was happy at full time.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:46:58
It's definitely entertaining. And going forward, the likes of Kemp, Young and RMH are super confident and very lethal. I even don't mind how Austin has evolved from pure goal scorer to a kind of elder statesmen who can drop deep and play some nice passes - let's just forget his strop.

But this time is so unbalanced. Both outside CBs go charging forward without much thought, leaving is so exposed through the middle, where a better team would have took advantage today. Of course they contribute a lot to our attack but there's got to be some balance there. With Hutton already not really that bothered to defend (failed to get back and get tight so many times today), we need our CBs to be a lot better at defending.

I hope the free agents are a CB and a defensive minded midfielder.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:50:35
well that was harder then it should be. But then again we won so did it ultimately matter in the context of this game?

I've been to 5 league games and seen 31 goals. mental.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:51:15
Wow! Just back from yet another cracker of a game. What entertainment!

Whether tightening up at the back would impinge on the attacking aspect I donít know - but,  for now, letís just enjoy it.

Thought Cain was v. good, Young, apart from his goals, looked very good. Ukakwe is coming on leaps and bounds.

For me, RHM settled the game - with one of the best individual goals Iíve seen for a while.

Sutton surprised me by not bring hoofy at all. The pen that wasnít looked nailed on to me - I was right in line with it. Austinís Ďgoalí was offside.

Could have been 10-6.

Brilliant stuff!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:53:14
Wow! Just back from yet another cracker of a game. What entertainment!

Whether tightening up at the back would impinge on the attacking aspect I donít know - but,  for now, letís just enjoy it.

Thought Cain was v. good, Young, apart from his goals, looked very good. Ukakwe is coming on leaps and bounds.

For me, RHM settled the game - with one of the best individual goals Iíve seen for a while.

Sutton surprised me by not bring hoofy at all. The pen that wasnít looked nailed on to me - I was right in line with it. Austinís Ďgoalí was offside.

Could have been 10-6.

Brilliant stuff!

Did you struggle with the heat in the stand.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Qunk on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:54:08
We must be the most exciting team in the football league right now. As bad as it is for the heart, Iíd rather that than the turgid shit weíve been accustomed to for a while


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 16:58:34
Did you struggle with the heat in the stand.
Iím way back up the DRS.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 17:07:12
Iím way back up the DRS.

Best place up near Dukey maybe!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 17:10:29
Just watched the Young penalty that wasn't and don't understand how the ref could miss that.  Clearly pulled him down. 

Anyway.  We won.

I think I just missed it but the Sutton 'Firm' we're apparently getting a little naughty outside the Arkells.  Think Mummy is going to give them a smacked bottom and send them to bed with no supper.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 17:17:36
https://twitter.com/Lionsroar_79/status/1700510986698981437

Top comedy reffing elsewhere


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 17:19:48
People are saying "we'd come unstuck against better teams". Are there many better teams in this league? Everyone says how shit it is. This Sutton side beat the league leaders(before today) 5-1, Gillingham are top with a zero goal difference and have already lost twice (to Grimsby and Colchester). I think we need to start thinking that even with our obvious faults we are among the best


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 17:23:24
Aside: Scunthorpe had a match abandoned so late that the official Twitter thought it was full time.

are they then going to have to replay it?

(thunder storm. waterlogged pitch)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 17:23:48
Next Saturday will be a big test. Walsall are handy.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 17:24:59
Quote from: adje
People are saying "we'd come unstuck against better teams". Are there many better teams in this league? Everyone says how shit it is. This Sutton side beat the league leaders(before today) 5-1, Gillingham are top with a zero goal difference and have already lost twice (to Grimsby and Colchester). I think we need to start thinking that even with our obvious faults we are among the best

based on everything so far I'd agree.

But it's still a little early for me. I just need to see a bit more of the normal season grind to be sure.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 17:26:13
Aside: Scunthorpe had a match abandoned so late that the official Twitter thought it was full time.

are they then going to have to replay it?

(thunder storm. waterlogged pitch)

What was the score when abandoned🤔


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 17:31:10
1-2 to buxton


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 17:50:33
Not read back but I suspect that some of the pragmatists will be tearing their hair out (if they have any).

It's great fun to watch though isn't it?

And yeah, play offs as a minimum is a real possibility playing this way.
Why not?

Thinking ahead when times are relatively good tends to detract from the moment to my mind.
So just enjoy the present folks, the future will take care of itself.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 17:51:36
Flynn said Charlie was happy at full time.
Yeah..he came back before the end of the game...


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Pookemon on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 17:52:49
We're going to do them 5-4 after going 3-0 up. 
Bollocks I can't predict shit


Title: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 17:53:11
Austin was back on the bench 2 minutes after going down tunnel.

could see him celebrating the goals


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Pookemon on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 17:55:06
Charlieís been out of touch in front of goal every game so far. Hep and Young are going to be our first choice strike pairing, arenít they?
Went 3-0 up in 25 mins with current pairing.  Why change it?
Defence however!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 18:00:22
Not read back but I suspect that some of the pragmatists will be tearing their hair out (if they have any).

It's great fun to watch though isn't it?

And yeah, play offs as a minimum is a real possibility playing this way.
Why not?

Thinking ahead when times are relatively good tends to detract from the moment to my mind.
So just enjoy the present folks, the future will take care of itself.
Yeah...there's always been a world of chaos going on in the background, we just get to hear a lot more about it these days. The fact is, it's all out of our control...but (against all the odds it would seem) we have a really good manager and a really good team playing some great stuff (yes we really could do with an actual 'defensive' defender, that would make a huge difference)

You just have to enjoy what's going on, on the pitch without stressing too much about what is going on, off it...

That's not to say that questions shouldn't be asked of course (I have as many misgivings as the next man)...but if you can't just enjoy times like this, there's no point being a fan...


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 18:04:11
separate the two imo
enjoy and support the team of course


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 18:04:38
My view from the townend wonít have helped me judge it properly. Hopefully the poor fucker who has to put together the highlights shows it.

Was offside.
Youngs in my opinion was a Penalty.
At 3-0 it was simply complacency, they were poor and we allowed them back in the game.

One bright note, the players are fitter than the last 2 seasons. That was incredible in that heat, Kemp particularly incredible stamina.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 18:07:43
1-2 to buxton

Either play the remaining minutes or replay the whole game as I can't see the game being awarded considering how much stoppage time there is these days.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 18:09:22
separate the two imo
enjoy and support the team of course

Had a cracking day, few pints and losing my eldest to Uni in a few weeks which will be tough as been everywhere with me.
Agree try to leave the off field shit behind because right now we have a decent product on the pitch.
Need Ryan Edwards to sign and could be a surprise package. Clearly need Kemp and Young, both back to their best today after last Saturday.
⚽️🍺


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 18:20:44
Disappointing attendance. Hope the back door shenanigans havenít put people off. Maybe the sun took them to the beach.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 18:21:10
Quote from: Jimmy StoppedMoaning
Either play the remaining minutes or replay the whole game as I can't see the game being awarded considering how much stoppage time there is these days.

abandoned 90+6 with 4 remaining


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 18:21:36
Quote from: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey
Disappointing attendance. Hope the back door shenanigans havenít put people off. Maybe the sun took them to the beach.

the sun and £27 ticket prices


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 18:24:03
Same price v Crewe and we had over 9000 home fans


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 18:25:28
Sky Sports highlights only have the goals.
Still think Austinís second was good (only seen it twice though)

Cant complain about the penalty on Young not being given. It was as stonewall as the one FBT (should have) gave away in the first halfÖ


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 18:25:44
abandoned 90+6 with 4 remaining

Both teams will have different views😀


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Bob1978 on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 18:29:23
Disappointing attendance. Hope the back door shenanigans havenít put people off. Maybe the sun took them to the beach.



2 home games in a row.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 18:49:35
Disappointing attendance. Hope the back door shenanigans havenít put people off. Maybe the sun took them to the beach.


All relative innit??? 95% of the teams in L2 have no chance whatsoever of ever getting close to 8k....most would be ecstatic with 4-5k...


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 18:50:11
Had a cracking day, few pints and losing my eldest to Uni in a few weeks which will be tough as been everywhere with me.
Agree try to leave the off field shit behind because right now we have a decent product on the pitch.
Need Ryan Edwards to sign and could be a surprise package. Clearly need Kemp and Young, both back to their best today after last Saturday.
⚽️🍺


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: MangoRed on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 19:36:21
Entertainment Saturdays are back. Destroyed them first 20 odd. Kemp and Young unplayable when theyíre on top of their game, first goal out of nothing but shows what a turn of pace can do in a flash in this league. Austin unlucky in second half but first half not his finest hour or so. RHM- wow. crying out for that horrible bastard in the middle- weíve needed him all season.Thought Uwakwe had his best game for us today, lots of good passes/crosses off his left peg. We switched off at 3-0, stonewall pen not given on young also which led to the third for them. Defence is what it is, itís gonna ship goals, would love Edwards in there. Low (ish and compared to the 9s and 10s we know we can get) crowd, hopefully we can get back to 9+ soon. Kamikaze reds strike again. Itís fucking great when successful but you wanna pull your hair out when it goes wrong. Thank fuck itís good on the pitch and we look like weíve got a proper team and manager this season. Flynn speaks brilliantly.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Sippo on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 19:38:28
Was at the back of the DRS today. Fuck me there are some whingy cunts. Glad I don't have a ST nearby.

One lot calling players like their mates.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 19:44:41
https://twitter.com/chazaustin10/status/1700583620501533085?t=yRkrL0JA6hpvrChrtWuArg&s=19

Charlie has put that one to bed. Went down the tunnel to get a cold towel and cool off.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Oldwembley69 on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 19:56:36
So why was the foul on Kemp right at the end not a Red Card. Sutton player was the last one and stopped a goal scoring opportunity. Ref just gave a yellow!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 19:59:39
So why was the foul on Kemp tight at the end not a Red Card. Sutton player was the last one and stopped a goal scoring opportunity. Ref just gave a yellow!

That is exactly what our friends from Cardiff City FC 92 club said.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 20:01:08
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RVzTLiZ3-Tg


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 20:01:38
Quote from: Oldwembley69
So why was the foul on Kemp tight at the end not a Red Card. Sutton player was the last one and stopped a goal scoring opportunity. Ref just gave a yellow!

from memory he knocked the ball towards a wider position so judged not a clear goalscoring chance.

but while the ref wasn't shit, he still bottled some decisions. foul on young looked a clearer pen and red to me


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 20:03:47
from memory he knocked the ball towards a wider position so judged not a clear goalscoring chance.

but while the ref wasn't shit, he still bottled some decisions. foul on young looked a clearer pen and red to me

Yeah but he blatantly left that one because he didnít give a penalty to Sutton in the first half and send FBT off


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 20:04:50
Quote from: MangoRed
Austin unlucky in second half but first half not his finest hour or .

honestly think that's going to be a split opinion.

can see where you (and others) come from, but on the other hand he's set up 2 and had a big hand in a third 

deffo not firing in front of goal himself. But today it didn't matter.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 20:06:04
Quote from: DiV
Yeah but he blatantly left that one because he didnít give a penalty to Sutton in the first half and send FBT off

agreed. And when put like that we probably had the better luck in the bottling !


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: MangoRed on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 20:09:41
honestly think that's going to be a split opinion.

can see where you (and others) come from, but on the other hand he's set up 2 and had a big hand in a third  

deffo not firing in front of goal himself. But today it didn't matter.

Yeah you know what I take it back. Forgot he set up the first. Done well to keep it alive for Youngs second also. Couple times he really should have got on the end of a cross- one from Uwakwe stands out. Still in the camp that heís offering a lot to the team and creating space for others. Thought second half he was unlucky. 100% right sub to make though, RHM gave them nightmares.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 20:15:27
from memory he knocked the ball towards a wider position so judged not a clear goalscoring chance.

but while the ref wasn't shit, he still bottled some decisions. foul on young looked a clearer pen and red to me

It was a scared ref.  It was late, it was high it was cynical.  It was borderline red for intent.  But he bottled all the big decision so he wasnt going to change right at the end.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 20:16:13
Problem for Flynn. Does he start RHM as he looks on fire and, more importantly, can he drop Austin.

Not sure what RHM would think about being a super sub.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Pericardinho on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 20:22:14
Shade and Rush were an absolute nightmare for Sutton. Imagine having to face that pace in those conditions. They are perfect impact players.

I'm torn on Austin. I'm not sure if he's a hinderance to us or if just his presence and reputation is creating space for others.

I couldn't help but watch Smith today and think how class he'd look in our side. He won virtually everything, great link up play and even managed to get on the turn a few times.

Makes me think a Wickham type striker could be a welcome addition.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 20:26:49
I know the fannying around at the back, to and forth with Mahoney, gets on peopleís tits but thereís really no point in the upfield hoof as we have nobody to win it, shield it and lay it off so it comes straight back. A Wickham type may give us that option.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 9, 2023, 20:30:08
whilst that's true Aud we nearly got caught a couple of times too.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 00:03:51
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sBtD_QCLXdU


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: flammableBen on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 01:30:30
Hey guys. When I work a split shift on a Saturday, I normally wander the 40 seconds back to my flat and have a siesta. Everytime I have done that this season I've woken up to us having scored 5 goals.

I tried to fake it last week, I had the day off and hungover as fuck. Had headed to the pub early doors but was struggling at 3.40 ish so I thought I'd try and trick the football gods.  Didn't work.

But genuine split shift work siestas I'm on 3/3. Boom.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Mooneyraker on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 07:10:38
Not sure this stat is ďverifiedĒ but Iíve seen someone saying it took us 17 games to get to 20 goals last year. Now weíve done it in 6!!!

This system is gloriously cavalier but as largely a ďhome fanĒ (I only manage about 3 away games a year) Iím absolutely loving it. After the Sheridan season, Garner (where we were crap at home) and the horror of Lindsey and Morris it is just such a tonic to see us playing purposeful attacking football at the CG.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: STFC_Manc on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 08:21:59
Not sure this stat is ďverifiedĒ but Iíve seen someone saying it took us 17 games to get to 20 goals last year. Now weíve done it in 6!!!

This system is gloriously cavalier but as largely a ďhome fanĒ (I only manage about 3 away games a year) Iím absolutely loving it. After the Sheridan season, Garner (where we were crap at home) and the horror of Lindsey and Morris it is just such a tonic to see us playing purposeful attacking football at the CG.



It's in sharp contrast to the boring football of last year, the only downside is the stress of the games!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Qunk on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 09:05:51
RHMís goal was so good. Thereís a real diamond of a player in there, just need to get him consistent


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Processed Beats on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 09:25:54
RHMís goal was so good. Thereís a real diamond of a player in there, just need to get him consistent

You can tell what he was so highly thought of at Villa. Just got to hope he can stay fit for most of the season.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 09:55:05
Charlie went down the tunnel after being subbed against Crawley, no-one mentioned it then.
I noticed he went straight down the tunnel but it was Bodin and Hawes that suggested there was some form of anger shown by Austin, I couldnt really see on iFollow as they panned away from it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Kinky Tom on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 10:07:35
I watched Charlie head down the tunnel, thought maybe he was irked but then immediately wondered if he wanted to cool down with a splash of water etc, he then came back out with a towel looking absolutly fine. Nothing to see here.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Mooneyraker on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 10:07:53
It was such a fun game yesterday and as long as we keep winning, perhaps it is a moot point but I've been having a think about our defensive conundrum...

I actually think that Dokes and FBT had their poorest games of the season yesterday, particularly Frazer.

For their first goal, Dokes loses the ball miles up the pitch. What is interesting is that he isn't even in shot when they score. He really didn't make any effort to get back.

Poor old Brewitt is basically being asked to play Operation Tethered Goat at the back. I think the reason people pick on his 'marking' is that he is being left with at least two men to mark every time we get turned over.

What is odd is that we don't seem to operate a system where anyone is asked to 'fill in' when Dokes and FBT go charging forward.

McEachran, who was excellent yesterday, definitely sat deeper, but I wonder if the answer is to play two DMs? At the moment our midfield is a sort of 1-1-1 with a DM, CM and then AM. Maybe we should be 2-0-1 if that makes sense? And then that second DM becomes the automatic CB cover.

Clearly Hutton and Uwakwe are never going to drop in if our outside CBs go forwards, and that would slightly defy the point of our system anyway.

It's brilliantly cavalier but I do think some subtle tactical tweak might help us.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 10:09:01
I watched Charlie head down the tunnel, thought maybe he was irked but then immediately wondered if he wanted to cool down with a splash of water etc, he then came back out with a towel looking absolutly fine. Nothing to see here.
correct :nod:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 10:18:01
I actually think that Dokes and FBT had their poorest games of the season yesterday, particularly Frazer.
I totally agree, possibly FBT's poorest full game for Town IMO.

Poor old Brewitt is basically being asked to play Operation Tethered Goat at the back. I think the reason people pick on his 'marking' is that he is being left with at least two men to mark every time we get turned over.
Absolutely it comes accross like this, he has 90% of the time 2 strikers to mark so is caught in no mans land when teams counter us.

What is odd is that we don't seem to operate a system where anyone is asked to 'fill in' when Dokes and FBT go charging forward.
I raised this very question during the game yesterday, we need just 1 of either Dokes or FBT to go "awandering" at any 1 time with the other being regimented enough to stay back and help Brewitt defensively.

Either that or we have a far more defensive minded midfielder sitting back just in front of Brewitt to aid him, something McEachran/Kinsella/Khan/Cain cannot seem to do.

Its something Kasim used to do very well, as did Grant in his first season with us and something Kinsella was said to be good at, but so far he hasnt been able to do comfortably, albeit he seems to be pema injured too.

It's brilliantly cavalier but I do think some subtle tactical tweak might help us.
100% this, could turn a good side into a great side with some defensive tweaking.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 10:25:13
Swindon have scored more goals(20) in the league than Bradford(5), FGR(5), Doncaster(5) and Harrogate(4) have scored combined and all of those teams have played 7 games vs Swindon 6.

But to counter that.

We are the 7th highest on goals conceded!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 10:38:29
Next Saturday will be a big test. Walsall are handy.
Walsall apparently were very poor for most of the game vs Salford and shoul d have been dead and buried by HT and were battered 1st half by Salford.

surprisingly that was Walsalls first away win of 2023.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 10:41:38
Maybe Cainís performance yesterday goes a little way to dispelling the myth we havenít got adequate replacements for regular 1st XI starters. Subs coming on and having an influence is another good pointer.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 10:42:49
Cain impressed me 1st half, went off the boil a bit 2nd half but he did well, he just needs to do it consistantly, took his goal very well.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Mooneyraker on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 10:50:59
I thought Cain started really brightly. Switched the play quickly and passing was crisp. Cracking goal. He's definitely good enough to be in and around the team.

Flynn also seems to be getting a tune out of Shade. He was asked to do a bit of a different job yesterday, basically at LWB and looked much more tactically disciplined. Again, he's looking like a useful bench asset.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 10:54:46
It was such a fun game yesterday and as long as we keep winning, perhaps it is a moot point but I've been having a think about our defensive conundrum...

I actually think that Dokes and FBT had their poorest games of the season yesterday, particularly Frazer.

For their first goal, Dokes loses the ball miles up the pitch. What is interesting is that he isn't even in shot when they score. He really didn't make any effort to get back.

Poor old Brewitt is basically being asked to play Operation Tethered Goat at the back. I think the reason people pick on his 'marking' is that he is being left with at least two men to mark every time we get turned over.

What is odd is that we don't seem to operate a system where anyone is asked to 'fill in' when Dokes and FBT go charging forward.

McEachran, who was excellent yesterday, definitely sat deeper, but I wonder if the answer is to play two DMs? At the moment our midfield is a sort of 1-1-1 with a DM, CM and then AM. Maybe we should be 2-0-1 if that makes sense? And then that second DM becomes the automatic CB cover.

Clearly Hutton and Uwakwe are never going to drop in if our outside CBs go forwards, and that would slightly defy the point of our system anyway.

It's brilliantly cavalier but I do think some subtle tactical tweak might help us.

Been saying this for weeks now.

Majority of our fans shouting for a commanding, no nonsense centre back to replace Brewitt.
Itís not what we need. Particularly if the CB in question is older, slower and less mobile than Brewitt - heíd be even more exposed.

What we need is a DM that has the nous and physical presence to drop in with Brewitt when Dokes & FBT bomb forward.

ÖI wonder if when everyone is fit Clayton & Brewitt between the two of them will take the CB & DM role.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: UTR on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 10:58:25
Been saying this for weeks now.

Majority of our fans shouting for a commanding, no nonsense centre back to replace Brewitt.
Itís not what we need. Particularly if the CB in question is older, slower and less mobile than Brewitt - heíd be even more exposed.

What we need is a DM that has the nous and physical presence to drop in with Brewitt when Dokes & FBT bomb forward.

ÖI wonder if when everyone is fit Clayton & Brewitt between the two of them will take the CB & DM role.

Who do you drop out of the midfield for that is my issue there. Khan, McEachran and Kemp is a really well balanced midfield unit, touching that hinders us more I think.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 10:59:34
Swindon have scored more goals(20) in the league than Bradford(5), FGR(5), Doncaster(5) and Harrogate(4) have scored combined and all of those teams have played 7 games vs Swindon 6.

But to counter that.

We are the 7th highest on goals conceded!

Get an away win at Colchester and weíre top (as it stands today) but of course we donít play that one until November for some reason.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Mooneyraker on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 11:00:09
Been saying this for weeks now.

Majority of our fans shouting for a commanding, no nonsense centre back to replace Brewitt.
Itís not what we need. Particularly if the CB in question is older, slower and less mobile than Brewitt - heíd be even more exposed.

What we need is a DM that has the nous and physical presence to drop in with Brewitt when Dokes & FBT bomb forward.

ÖI wonder if when everyone is fit Clayton & Brewitt between the two of them will take the CB & DM role.

Brewitt is also asked to do a fair bit of "Conroy" work, picking the ball up from Mahoney and stroking it around. If we had a brute, I'm not sure they'd be able to do that either.

It's easy to sit here and say 'maybe we'd be better if we had the complete CB instead of Brewitt' but how many of those are there in L2 and within our budget?

I don't see Frazer going in the middle as Clayton doesn't strike me as the guy to play the buccaneering role, so basically we need to see how we look with Clayton in the middle but again, it isn't a role anyone would want if they weren't 100% match fit as it is hell on earth positionally in this system, so that may be a way off.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Mooneyraker on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 11:00:57
Who do you drop out of the midfield for that is my issue there. Khan, McEachran and Kemp is a really well balanced midfield unit, touching that hinders us more I think.

I think you could try both Khan and McEachran playing as DMs.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 11:02:25
Quote from: Mooneyraker
Not sure this stat is ďverifiedĒ

it is. 17th game is when we scored 20 (and a few more) - the Mansfield 5-2 on 29th October

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Results.asp?Season=2022-2023

Also our attendances from the first 3 home games this year average the same as last (actually a little higher). we did have a Tuesday game last year mind


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 11:07:04
I think you could try both Khan and McEachran playing as DMs.
I dont think either of those could be disciplined enough to play that role thats needed, they are both exellent at expanding the play and getting around the pitch but neither for me would be capable of playing the more defensive role that is needed.

Kinsella it seems could be if the Walsall fans views on him are right but hes always injured anyway.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Mooneyraker on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 11:08:49
I dont think either of those could be disciplined enough to play that role thats needed, they are both exellent at expanding the play and getting around the pitch but neither for me would be capable of playing the more defensive role that is needed.

Kinsella it seems could be if the Walsall fans views on him are right but hes always injured anyway.

Kinsella has looked poor so far but needs a chance to get fit before a fair assessment can be made.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 11:17:14
Who do you drop out of the midfield for that is my issue there. Khan, McEachran and Kemp is a really well balanced midfield unit, touching that hinders us more I think.

Depends who we are playing.

Will probably be games where the best option might be to drop Kemp and play a bit more solid. Some games where there isnít as much need for Khans energy in midfield & there will also be games when McEacheronís tidy passing isnít a fitÖ
Also be games where the DM himself isnít needed.

So, I wouldnít personally say there is one of those three youíd drop to replace with a new DM. Think youíd do it on a game by game basis.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Bogus Dave on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 11:18:51
Nah have off. Brewitt was poor yesterday (as were FBT and UGM). Constantly careering in for headers he was never going to win, second goal being a case in point

Itís nice and entertaining football, but Sutton were dogshit. I think weíve got enough chaos in us to be challenging the lower rungs of the play offs, but thereís going to be some spankings


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 11:19:37
Iím sure Flynn sets up to play the style he wants - not chopping and changing depending on the opposition.

As it should be.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 11:21:15
I think you could try both Khan and McEachran playing as DMs.

You could but neither of those strike me as someone who can fill in at CB.
Unlike say 2020 Grant. A DM who was capable of playing as makeshift CB.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Mooneyraker on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 11:21:31
On a totally different point, was their third an own goal off Shade? Didn't necessarily look like it was heading in.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Mooneyraker on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 11:23:01
You could but neither of those strike me as someone who can fill in at CB.
Unlike say 2020 Grant. A DM who was capable of playing as makeshift CB.

Yes, we don't have anyone of the right profile really. Just trying to hammer some roundish pegs into the holes.

Imagine an Alan McCormack in there. :lovers:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: molepar on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 11:45:28
What did people think of the atmosphere yesterday? I was in the townend and thought it was quite good.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 12:07:51
Bit of a go in the DRS around me. Going to need the crowd a few times this season when things arenít going so well.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 12:16:25
Need a decent away following to create a good atmosphere. Expect Gillingham & Wrexham to be noisy.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 12:17:45
On a totally different point, was their third an own goal off Shade? Didn't necessarily look like it was heading in.
It seemed to take a nick off FBT then hit Shade fully on the shoulder and fly in, the trajectory of the original shot was heading way wide. Not much any of our defenders/keeper could do anything about that fluke.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DMC on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 14:16:36
Seasons like this are what can probably put the whole the fans need to have something to cheer to get going to bed. If we can't be that great at 3-0 and banging in goals not sure we ever will


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Qunk on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 14:44:20
According to their forum one of their fans ripped the paper towel dispenser off the wall in the away supporters toilets. There really are some sad sacks out there.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Kaufman on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 14:55:29
I did notice George M step back into FBTís position when he strode forward a few times but not often enough.
No reason they canít improve this if the midfield are willing.
If Edwards were to sign Iíd be fascinated to see if the communication and shape is better.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 15:00:55
Who would drop out for him?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 15:07:12
Who would drop out for him?

Brewitt, easy.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 15:19:40
So we end up with a slower version scampering to cover when the other 2 CBs are marauding forward?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DMC on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 15:22:37
A better positional and organiser at the back doesn't need to be quicker than Brewitt


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 15:50:38
So we end up with a slower version scampering to cover when the other 2 CBs are marauding forward?

Yes.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: UTR on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 16:15:17
The defensive shape needs fixing whether itís an Edwards type or Brewitt in that role. It canít be both wide CBís fucking off the other end of the pitch at once because when both our wingbacks are already that high and neither of our CMís are dropping back, when the ball is lost, weíre in trouble.

FWIW I think a better organiser can also help with that. I like Brewitt as a player, he gives his all and puts his head in when needed and I think heíd actually be decent in an emergency DM role as well when needed but Iím not sold on his quality as a consistent starter and if a Edwards type came in then it would be him who drops out in my opinion.

As stated above, a Edwards type in that middle CB role doesnít need to be blisteringly quick if the defensive shape is sorted out, so whilst Iím not saying our defensive issues at the minute are down to Brewitt, Iíd like to see a taller, commanding CB come in regardless and add some height to that back line for when weíre up against it.

On another note, I was watching Harry Smith on Saturday and itís a shame we missed out on him because heís the exact sort of the striker weíre trying to sign at the minute.  


Title: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 16:25:58
it's difficult. Are we better in attack because of our cavalier defending. Does fixing it break the other?

unbeaten and largely freescoring, I'd wait until it breaks before tinkering


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 17:06:12
Arabic?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 17:16:17
Bit of a go in the DRS around me. Going to need the crowd a few times this season when things arenít going so well.

Was you up towards the back, level with 18 yard box TE side?
Always get some singing going up there.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 17:16:54
the sun and £27 ticket prices

Too many watching on Firesticks🤣


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 17:20:36
Was you up towards the back, level with 18 yard box TE side?
Always get some singing going up there.
Row P


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Kinky Tom on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 17:22:06
If anybody on here really has any idea of what Ryan Edwards actually is then please let me know, as far as I can tell we have basically nothing to go on other than Wiki and Tansfermarkt? 


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 17:29:51
If anybody on here really has any idea of what Ryan Edwards actually is then please let me know, as far as I can tell we have basically nothing to go on other than Wiki and Tansfermarkt?  

I'm with you Tom, I know the name and a couple of his previous clubs but no idea what level he played at last season


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 17:36:12
Arabic?

Esperanto?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Kaufman on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 17:44:50
If anybody on here really has any idea of what Ryan Edwards actually is then please let me know, as far as I can tell we have basically nothing to go on other than Wiki and Tansfermarkt?  

I means theres YouTube. Heís comfortable in a back 3. Played on the right of that I believe. He can get goals too. Just donít watch his infamous game against Aberdeen that essentially ended his career with Dundee utd. He was their captain also.
No doubt heís played in the middle of the 3 as of course in a back 4. 6ft 5


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 18:08:52
On a totally different point, was their third an own goal off Shade? Didn't necessarily look like it was heading in.
Total fluke and would have definitely been classed as an oggy a few years back! Was going comfortably wide


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 18:11:26
So we end up with a slower version scampering to cover when the other 2 CBs are marauding forward?
This is true. Edwards is now the new "saviour" for no obvious reason other than he's not Brewitt(who is actually decent in my book)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 18:17:07
I would prefer someone a little younger and hungrier.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 18:19:46
I would prefer someone a little younger and hungrier.

We donít need another youngster.

A 29 year old, experienced defender like Ryan Edwards is exactly the type of player we need. Whether itís him or someone else.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 18:19:52
This is true. Edwards is now the new "saviour" for no obvious reason other than he's not Brewitt(who is actually decent in my book)

Tend to agree with this - although UTR raised a valid point that maybe a better defensive organiser might be better placed to stop Dokes & FBT going at the same time opposed to Brewitt.

The formation leaves Brewitt exposed and Dokes & FBT should have enough about them themselves that they donít both go but they doÖ.

*shrugs*


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 18:20:57
If we are looking for a Brewitt upgrade - they need to have good mobility and staminaÖ


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 18:22:34
I donít think the fact people want Brewitt replaced for an Edwards type is because they think heís poor. (I donít donít personally think heís great, but heís been okay this season)

I think itís simply the fact we want an experienced head back there, and Dokes and FBT are crucial going forwards, so an experienced, out and out centre back whoís also a leader should help tighten things up.

I know football isnít played on paper, but Ryan Edwards CV suggests he is a better player than Brewitt, and I personally have seen enough of Brewitt that makes me feel like I donít want to be relying on him in a promotion challenge.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 18:27:39
I donít think the fact people want Brewitt replaced for an Edwards type is because they think heís poor. (I donít donít personally think heís great, but heís been okay this season)

I think itís simply the fact we want an experienced head back there, and Dokes and FBT are crucial going forwards, so an experienced, out and out centre back whoís also a leader should help tighten things up.

Fair but unless itís the middle CBs job to control the outside CBs Iím not sure how a leader massively helps because a lot of the time the only defender heíll have to lead is himselfÖ

Whilst itís a bit a of a stereotype - the more experienced leader type CBs tend to be a little bit older & slower and that would be a disaster for us.

Someone in another thread said Shaun Taylor would be great in this team - I think heíd be terribly exposed & look non league - where as someone like an Ian Culverhouse would be perfect.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 18:32:07
I think some people also feel Edwards is a 33 year old whose legs have gone.

Heís 29 years old whoís played a good amount of games as captain in the SPL over the last couple of years. I canít say Iíve ever seen him play, but as I said earlier, his CV would suggest itís an upgrade.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 18:32:15
We donít need another youngster.

A 29 year old, experienced defender like Ryan Edwards is exactly the type of player we need. Whether itís him or someone else.

Someone experienced like him I agree but still wondering why nobody has snapped him up if he's highly rated. He will be 30 in a couple of months and don't seem in any hurry to find a club which I find a little odd.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Mooneyraker on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 18:34:01
The game has changed so much that even people who played in the Champ for us, like Alan Reeves, would look like they were playing in diving boots if they had to play that role.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 18:35:24
Someone experienced like him I agree but still wondering why nobody has snapped him up if he's highly rated. He will be 30 in a couple of months and don't seem in any hurry to find a club which I find a little odd.

George McEachran didnít have a club last season until signing with us in February. Tom Brewitt didnít have one until he signed with us in March.

It means very little.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 18:43:37
George McEachran didnít have a club last season until signing with us in February. Tom Brewitt didnít have one until he signed with us in March.

It means very little.

I'm old fashioned and like to know where they've been playing recently and what standard of football they've been plaing in.
I'm not saying he wouldn't be a good acquisition if he dosen't break the bank on wages but looking at his precious club I'm just a little sceptical on what we would be signing.
Hope I'm wrong of course.

Amorebieta
On 7 March 2023, Edwards signed for Primera Federaciůn club SD Amorebieta.[27] He featured in 11 league matches as the club achieved promotion to Segunda Divisiůn.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Mooneyraker on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 18:53:04
I'm old fashioned and like to know where they've been playing recently and what standard of football they've been plaing in.
I'm not saying he wouldn't be a good acquisition if he dosen't break the bank on wages but looking at his precious club I'm just a little sceptical on what we would be signing.
Hope I'm wrong of course.

Amorebieta
On 7 March 2023, Edwards signed for Primera Federaciůn club SD Amorebieta.[27] He featured in 11 league matches as the club achieved promotion to Segunda Divisiůn.

Wrong Ryan Edwards!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 18:55:00
Wrong Ryan Edwards!

Apologies I didn't know there were two of them🤣

Right last club Dundee Utd and was there for 3 seasons. Let's sign him up😆


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Mooneyraker on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 19:12:55
Apologies I didn't know there were two of them🤣

Right last club Dundee Utd and was there for 3 seasons. Let's sign him up😆

 ;D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 19:14:32
;D

I did state earlier I didn't know of him🤣


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Kaufman on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 19:18:34
Iím starting to see the ignore button in effect here as my posts and info are not being read from only a few pages earlier.
Ah well.

If anything it wouldnít surprise me if Brewitt upped his game again and kept a new signing out of the team.
Another positive would be he could learn how to play the role better with an older squad member in his position.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 19:25:25
Heíd probably only learn by playing beside him. Not sure heíd replace our other 2 CBs


Title: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 19:34:27
I doubt it Kaufman. more like "didn't read back" but it tells you in your profile I'd you are being ignored

edit: I thought it did. buggered if I can find it now


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Kaufman on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 19:38:56
Heíd probably only learn by playing beside him. Not sure heíd replace our other 2 CBs

Perhaps youíre right. It can be simple conversations in training. Really depends on the players and their character I guess.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Kaufman on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 19:43:23
I doubt it Kaufman. more like "didn't read back" but it tells you in your profile I'd you are being ignored

edit: I thought it did. buggered if I can find it now

Itís cool. Itís just happened a few times. I always try and read back but Iíve noticed it happening more so on this forum.
People replying the the post like it was twitter rather than the thread.

Threads can be long, I get it.

Anyways. I dearly wish Edwards would sign for anyone just so we can move on with our lives.
This could go on for years if he just decided to stop playing and not tell anyone.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drive
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Sunday, September 10, 2023, 20:00:55
Itís cool. Itís just happened a few times. I always try and read back but Iíve noticed it happening more so on this forum.
People replying the the post like it was twitter rather than the thread.

Threads can be long, I get it.

Anyways. I dearly wish Edwards would sign for anyone just so we can move on with our lives.
This could go on for years if he just decided to stop playing and not tell anyone.

Your last paragraph is what worries me!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, September 11, 2023, 08:16:17
Not read back yet so as always apologies if anything is repeated.

Well Saturday was a lot of fun wasn't it! It started off nervously as Mahoney seemed to want an age on the ball and Sutton seemed happy enough to let us pass it about between keeper and defence. Mahoney very nearly had his pocket picked and we breathed a huge sigh of relief! It was obvious Sutton wanted us to go long, but we didn't want to and it ended up very chess like. That said, the opening goal came with a ball up towards half way neatly flicked on and Young did all the work to fire home. Good finish from Cain for the second thanks to neat work from Kemp to take advantage of Omari Patrick's slackness on the edge of the box and then a comical third. Charlie can't buy a goal at the moment but it was great to see him in stitches laughing and then pretending to want to be subbed due to him messing up his chance - gleefully/embarrassingly taken by Young. After the opening salvo I was hoping we would exert some control, but slackness at the back brought Sutton right back into the game and whereas half time should have been cigars and slippers, unfortunately it was a bit more tense.

Second half was as entertaining as the first, disallowed goals, penalty appeals turned down and what looked like a clinching goal by Dan Kemp. That goal, very neatly finished looked like it was going to bring an avalanche of more goals, but Harry Smith's deflected strike made things nervy again. The addition of RHM was causing the tired Sutton defence all kinds of problems and he scored the goal of the game to properly put the game to bed. Kemp's slaloming run could have given us a sixth but he was absolutely sliced in half to stop his progress.

And so at the end of the day we take the 3 points, and yet another carnival of goals at home. So refreshing to see after the last 2 seasons or so of miserable, dull games at the CG. You can't say we aren't getting our money's worth! My only concern with our approach, which is working beautifully, it how sustainable it actually is going to be. We are absolutely mustard going forward and our attacking play, aided by the defenders playing very high up makes it look like we'll score with every attack. Conversely we look shambolic at the back and liable to concede against even the poorest of sides. Flynn has spoken already about us not getting into basketball matches, but Saturday was basically just that. A very minor concern that Flynn doesn't have a plan B and the style we are seeing is what we go with.

At the moment, I am very much enjoying the ride, let's get to Christmas time and see where it takes us in the division. Our fixture list has been pretty kind so far so it's difficult to get too carried away. The real test is going to come when we play someone like Mansfield.  Given the nature of the squad we are going to have to be quite lucky with injuries as well.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, September 11, 2023, 09:46:25
Just remembered, when Bodin was doing his summarising bit during the game, he was talking about Shade, and pronounced it 'sade' like the Smooth Operator singer! (sha-day)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Mooneyraker on Monday, September 11, 2023, 09:54:38
Just remembered, when Bodin was doing his summarising bit during the game, he was talking about Shade, and pronounced it 'sade' like the Smooth Operator singer! (sha-day)

Love that.

As I was at the game I only caught him on the post match and his excitement and enthusiasm was such a welcome change from Hockaday, who always sounds like he's presenting on the in-house radio station for Dignitas.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, September 11, 2023, 09:59:51
Just remembered, when Bodin was doing his summarising bit during the game, he was talking about Shade, and pronounced it 'sade' like the Smooth Operator singer! (sha-day)
He called Uwakwe various names such as "U Wank We" and Amakwaah too.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, September 11, 2023, 10:25:17
Love that.

As I was at the game I only caught him on the post match and his excitement and enthusiasm was such a welcome change from Hockaday, who always sounds like he's presenting on the in-house radio station for Dignitas.

Yeah Bodin is alright on co-comms do be fair. Hawes is always great value but I find he does seem to get confused at times. I guess it's hard to commentate and look at notes etc but after the third goal I thought it was obvious that Charlie was in fits of laughter and mocking to be subbed as he made a meal of scoring it. But for the next 5 minutes they kept talking about how Charlie was possibly hobbling around etc and needed to be taken off. Our commentary team are still miles better than any others i've heard.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: DiV on Monday, September 11, 2023, 10:28:50
Yeah Bodin is alright on co-comms do be fair. Hawes is always great value but I find he does seem to get confused at times. I guess it's hard to commentate and look at notes etc but after the third goal I thought it was obvious that Charlie was in fits of laughter and mocking to be subbed as he made a meal of scoring it. But for the next 5 minutes they kept talking about how Charlie was possibly hobbling around etc and needed to be taken off. Our commentary team are still miles better than any others i've heard.

Itís very bloody weird watching on iFollow whilst listening to commentary for radio. Not only that but I guess the commentators are still commentating from the top of the Arkells where as those on iFollow are watching from completely the other side.

FWIW I think Hockaday talks alot of sense but in the most boring monotonous voice known to man.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, September 11, 2023, 10:34:11
Was on hols but did enjoy the updates.

Swash buckling style...but i hope we dont get a thumping, as that can happen with this style.

Cant wait for Saturday, at least my buzz is back....was very low close season.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: MarkyTee on Monday, September 11, 2023, 11:35:05
Yeah Bodin is alright on co-comms do be fair. Hawes is always great value but I find he does seem to get confused at times. I guess it's hard to commentate and look at notes etc but after the third goal I thought it was obvious that Charlie was in fits of laughter and mocking to be subbed as he made a meal of scoring it. But for the next 5 minutes they kept talking about how Charlie was possibly hobbling around etc and needed to be taken off. Our commentary team are still miles better than any others i've heard.

Some of the away comms on Ifollow make me cringe. Wrexhams was particually galling.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, September 11, 2023, 12:10:59
Itís very bloody weird watching on iFollow whilst listening to commentary for radio. Not only that but I guess the commentators are still commentating from the top of the Arkells where as those on iFollow are watching from completely the other side.

FWIW I think Hockaday talks alot of sense but in the most boring monotonous voice known to man.



Oh absolutely right, their commentary perch almost certainly makes it difficult to see the minutae of things a viewer does. As mentioned before, they do an absolutely superb job so my minor mocking is probably extremely unfair.

Some of the away comms on Ifollow make me cringe. Wrexhams was particually galling.

What I like about Swindon's comms is whilst clearly favouring the home side, they are never totally biased. A lot of the northern teams tend to get carried away when referee decisions continuously go against them and they often have a huge moan then about how useless the ref is, instead of actually commentating on the game.

Back onto Saturday and the Centre Back discussion, the goals we've conceded so far this season which come to mind (the Crewe long shot aside) have come from 'carnage' in the box. Would an Edwards type defender help things back there? I know others have said that Edwards is quite slow and that would negatively affect the side, but I do think a presence potentially stops the pinball type goals we give away, and makes teams work harder for their goals. It's an interesting conundrum.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Monday, September 11, 2023, 12:12:39
Over a 46 game season, our current scoring rate would lead to 153 Goals Scored, which would smash the all time record (Peterborough scored 134 in the fourth division in 1961/2). Northampton scored 82 in running up 99 points in 2015/16.

Does seem unlikely when you see that context, but I'm here for the attempt.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, September 11, 2023, 12:38:14
Glad the TVs were back working in the DRS. Anything over the PA system might as well be in Mongolian.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, September 11, 2023, 13:01:36
Not read back yet so as always apologies if anything is repeated.

Well Saturday was a lot of fun wasn't it! It started off nervously as Mahoney seemed to want an age on the ball and Sutton seemed happy enough to let us pass it about between keeper and defence. Mahoney very nearly had his pocket picked and we breathed a huge sigh of relief!

Admittedly only from from watching the extended highlights but I thought Mahoney could have done better with a couple of their goals as well.

Our fixture list has been pretty kind so far so it's difficult to get too carried away. The real test is going to come when we play someone like Mansfield.  Given the nature of the squad we are going to have to be quite lucky with injuries as well.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/F5qcnODX0AAbfbj?format=jpg&name=small)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: sir windon on Monday, September 11, 2023, 13:08:53
Some of the away comms on Ifollow make me cringe. Wrexhams was particually galling.
You can avoid the other team's commentary and opt for Hawes and co if you use the i follow website, as opposed to the app.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: JoeMezz on Monday, September 11, 2023, 13:44:27
Admittedly only from from watching the extended highlights but I thought Mahoney could have done better with a couple of their goals as well.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/F5qcnODX0AAbfbj?format=jpg&name=small)

Was this table based on where they were when we played them or where they are now?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: MarkyTee on Monday, September 11, 2023, 14:05:49
You can avoid the other team's commentary and opt for Hawes and co if you use the i follow website, as opposed to the app.

Cheers, mate. Unfortunately, i dont have the choice as i stream it through a TV app.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, September 11, 2023, 15:53:29
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Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Mooneyraker on Monday, September 11, 2023, 15:54:37
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LOVE this  :D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, September 11, 2023, 15:56:23
Regarding Austin. I initially thought the same thing about going straight down the tunnel, but he appeared again moments later and immediate thought there is nothing in it. It was fucking backing so suspected he just went to freshen up for a minute.

After the Kemp goal they were both cracking up. Austin did all the work and someone else poked it home. The usual talisman has hardly had any goals in a freescoring team, I'm sure he is frustrated with that but he has been unlucky and done all the right things and definitely a positive contribution to the team.




I'm delighted for Cain. Kept saying I think there is a player in there and he has started to show it. His technique is great for this level.




Defensively clearly something needs to change as we are conceding too many. I'm not entirely sure what the answer is. Is it another Centre Back? Is it a better DCM?

Another option might be abandoning the outside Centre Backs that get forward and pushing FBT and UGM to the wingback roles and get more centre backs in to concentrate solely on defending. Clearly our wing backs at the moment don't really defend and are attacking first wing backs. FBT and UGM would easily play in those roles and can defend. We'd lose something going forward but it would tighten things up tenfold.




Ref was shit again, but its League Two....at this rate I'd be surprised to get a decent one who doesn't miss  several obvious decisions per game.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: tans on Monday, September 11, 2023, 16:03:41
Regarding Austin. I initially thought the same thing about going straight down the tunnel, but he appeared again moments later and immediate thought there is nothing in it. It was fucking backing so suspected he just went to freshen up for a minute.

After the Kemp goal they were both cracking up. Austin did all the work and someone else poked it home. The usual talisman has hardly had any goals in a freescoring team, I'm sure he is frustrated with that but he has been unlucky and done all the right things and definitely a positive contribution to the team.




I'm delighted for Cain. Kept saying I think there is a player in there and he has started to show it. His technique is great for this level.




Defensively clearly something needs to change as we are conceding too many. I'm not entirely sure what the answer is. Is it another Centre Back? Is it a better DCM?

Another option might be abandoning the outside Centre Backs that get forward and pushing FBT and UGM to the wingback roles and get more centre backs in to concentrate solely on defending. Clearly our wing backs at the moment don't really defend and are attacking first wing backs. FBT and UGM would easily play in those roles and can defend. We'd lose something going forward but it would tighten things up tenfold.




Ref was shit again, but its League Two....at this rate I'd be surprised to get a decent one who doesn't miss  several obvious decisions per game.

He went to get a cold towel, told someone on twitter to stop shit stirring


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, September 11, 2023, 16:11:52
Yeah it was pretty obvious when he came back literally 40 seconds later.

His attitude is pretty obviously fine. If anything we look like we've got the best team spirit in years.

Also didn't mention Hepburn-Murphy who might be the most improved player this season under Flynn.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, September 11, 2023, 19:26:45
Are there no extended highlights? Thereís nothing on my EFL app.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Ginginho on Monday, September 11, 2023, 19:40:49
Are there no extended highlights? Thereís nothing on my EFL app.

Yeah, it's available on my laptop via Chrome.

https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/ifollow/video-archive/?video=518668


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, September 11, 2023, 19:56:15
Yeah, it's available on my laptop via Chrome.

https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/ifollow/video-archive/?video=518668
Ta


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 10:45:33
"extended highlights" on youtube that didn't include our penalty incident in the build up to their goal.

Not that 'extended' really.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 11:37:05
Just had a look at the match replay. Strange how thinking back I was convinced it was a tackle that brought Young down but actually as he just got ahead of the defender the defender put a bit of an arm out and I reckon Young went down a bit easily.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 11:46:34
"extended highlights" on youtube that didn't include our penalty incident in the build up to their goal.

Not that 'extended' really.

Between the 8 goals and the 4 disallowed goals, there was quite a bit to fit in, to be fair!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: Kinky Tom on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 13:46:12
Just had a look at the match replay. Strange how thinking back I was convinced it was a tackle that brought Young down but actually as he just got ahead of the defender the defender put a bit of an arm out and I reckon Young went down a bit easily.

Haven't watched any of it back yet but he's on a hat-trick and through on goal, there's no reason to go down if you're on as hot a streak as he is.  Ultimately, nevermind as we won I guess.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 13:53:13
Latest Uncut for Sutton

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


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 14:13:32
That Austin header was definitely onside, jesus. So frustrating for him.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Sutton United pre match drivel and matchday thread 23/24
Post by: adje on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 16:59:23
That Austin header was definitely onside, jesus. So frustrating for him.
I thought so at the time and do even more so now