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Title: Swindon Town v Bradford City matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 14:30:11
Going more for the beer and protest than the game.

Swindon 0-3 Bradfud (Young x3) att: 7,364 (472 away)


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 14:39:16
We'll get smashed. A few of us will chant a bit. Some happy clappers will shout us down like the cunts they are and the usual Facebook apologists will still have clems arse on their tongue.

Another step closer to death.

1-3 Bradford.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 14:47:16
Young wonít play. Bradford fans are as fed up with their ownership as we are - although them being temporarily shite isnít quite the same as us staring down the barrel of non league.

I like Bradford as a club - God knows how they havenít escaped the basement yet.

No idea on the result.

ĎGet that Aussie out, say get that Aussie outí


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 14:55:37
I know it has been a bleak transfer window, but I think weíll pick up a few wins under Gunning.

2-1 Swindon.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 14:58:02
Austin will score and we'll probably win. I don't think Bradford fans are particularly enamoured with their manager currently.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 15:35:17
I will watch, but can't muster the emotional energy to care that much tbh


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 15:50:07
Weíll lose, weíve got a midfield made up of players who wonít make a tackle.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 15:53:07
1-0 Austin pen


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, January 25, 2024, 09:45:12
I will watch, but can't muster the emotional energy to care that much tbh
This for me too.
Almost out of duty.

I want to watch games and enjoy them again and not worry about all the shit off the pitch.

Bradford are on a shit run too with no wins in the last 6 games (same points total as us in the last 6 (of 4 points)) they are 2 points better off than us and 1 place higher in the table.

They are the 6th lowest scorers in the division but 7th best defence.

Bradford have only won at Swindon 4 times in 22 meetings, and only 1 win in the last 8 games at the CG (Swindon winning 5 of them).

Game has 1-1 written all over it for me in front of 8,011 (421 Bratfuts).


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, January 25, 2024, 09:55:38

Game has 1-1 written all over it for me in front of 8,011 (421 Bratfuts).

With about ~5k actually in attendance


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, January 25, 2024, 10:04:41
With about ~5k actually in attendance
Definately possible, I have a feeling a few more are going to come out of the woodwork for this game though to see Gunnings 1st game in charge this season.

Interesting to see that Bradford game on Tuesday vs Salford had an attendance of 16,549 but their forum recon there was no more than 6,200 in the ground at most.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, January 25, 2024, 10:10:09
Bradford hoping to make another signing before Saturdays game.

https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/sport/sportlatest/24071135.bantams-boss-graham-alexander-keen-make-next-signing/


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, January 25, 2024, 10:14:58
Meh.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Thursday, January 25, 2024, 15:07:39
Swindon 1 Bradford 2 att: 7,967 (465 Bantams)


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, January 25, 2024, 16:01:39
https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/24075027.swindon-town-not-searching-assistant-gavin-gunning/

Not even bothering to ask for volunteers in key roles anymore.

This could either be a bizarre win or a torrid loss.  Can't decide.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 26, 2024, 10:16:19
Andrew Hawes points out that the number of Bradford players with 100+ EFL appearances is... 17.

Ours is three. Shade, Austin, UGM.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, January 26, 2024, 10:20:18
Andrew Hawes points out that the number of Bradford players with 100+ EFL appearances is... 17.

Ours is three. Shade, Austin, UGM.

It's an amazing stat. You think at 28 FBT must have, but he's on only 85!


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Friday, January 26, 2024, 10:20:58
Interesting stat but does it in anyway, shape or form correlate to league position?


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Friday, January 26, 2024, 10:23:25
Interesting stat but does it in anyway, shape or form correlate to league position?

I imagine it's probably a bit of a bell curve - Colchester a few years ago where every player was ancient weren't very good either. Someone could work it out I'm sure!

It's an amazing stat. You think at 28 FBT must have, but he's on only 85!

Yeah, you have your FBT/Khan/Brewitt who have played quite a lot of games that don't count in different leagues/non-league, so it probably exaggerates how young we are a bit.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: reeves4england on Friday, January 26, 2024, 10:28:49
I imagine the sweet spot is having players who've made the right number of appearances (e.g. 200-400) within the right space of time (e.g. they're not all 34+ years old) at the right level (e.g. upper L2 or above). If anybody wants to gather the data and run the regressions then fair play, but the days when I had the time and understanding to do that kind of thing are long gone! Where's Sandro's spreadsheet when you need it?


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Riddick on Friday, January 26, 2024, 10:56:23
I imagine the sweet spot is having players who've made the right number of appearances (e.g. 200-400) within the right space of time (e.g. they're not all 34+ years old) at the right level (e.g. upper L2 or above). If anybody wants to gather the data and run the regressions then fair play, but the days when I had the time and understanding to do that kind of thing are long gone! Where's Sandro's spreadsheet when you need it?

Its tricky right, if you have someone with 200, then they have played 5 seasons lets say, if they are still in league 2 at that point, then its fair to say they are a league 2 standard player. A player with 50, may well still be learning and end up as a championship player, so you are better riding their development over the next 100. There is certainly something to be said for potential over lower league journeymen.

Sure the right mix is necessary etc etc. But i think of maybe the best team we had in recent years under Cooper and a decent number of them would have been sub 100 right? Stephens, Turnbull, Kasim, Luongo, Gladwin, Thompson, M.Smith, Foderingham.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: reeves4england on Friday, January 26, 2024, 11:39:04
Its tricky right, if you have someone with 200, then they have played 5 seasons lets say, if they are still in league 2 at that point, then its fair to say they are a league 2 standard player. A player with 50, may well still be learning and end up as a championship player, so you are better riding their development over the next 100. There is certainly something to be said for potential over lower league journeymen.

Sure the right mix is necessary etc etc. But i think of maybe the best team we had in recent years under Cooper and a decent number of them would have been sub 100 right? Stephens, Turnbull, Kasim, Luongo, Gladwin, Thompson, M.Smith, Foderingham.

Foderingham had 100+ going into that season. Thompson had 75, and although Smith only had 23 games for AFC Wimbledon the year before, he scored 9 so was clearly promising. The rest were all rookies, and you can add Branco, L Thompson and several loanees to that list.

The experience came from Andy Williams (200+ apps), Obika (around 100 apps), Foderingham and then Sam Ricketts at the business end of the season.

I think the fact a lot of those younger players have gone on to have careers in L1, the Championship and above shows just how good a group they were, despite their age.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Riddick on Friday, January 26, 2024, 11:46:39
Yeah i wasnt quite sure where Foderingham would have sat at that point, but it was only just over 100 if it was.

Your last point is really what i was driving at. Young players with no experience is fine, if they have great talent and potential and they can develop and get better as the club does.

In fact its better, because its far harder to do well with players that have spent 5+ season in league 2 as they are clearly not much better than league 2 players.

Youth is fine, if they are good enough.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Friday, January 26, 2024, 11:48:31
Like anything in football - you need to right mix of everything & a little bit of luck


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 26, 2024, 11:54:55
Like anything in football - you need to right mix of everything & a little bit of luck

Agreed.

Its still very easy to cock up with a big budget and experience.

Even easier with no budget.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Pericardinho on Friday, January 26, 2024, 12:18:07
Way too much being made of this. You can have 300+ EFL appearances and still be crap.

You can also have 300+ games and still show no leadership qualities whatsoever. Or traits in which you'd want in a struggle towards the bottom.

I just want 2-3 characters in the dressing room to guide the younger players. They don't need a billion games, just enough to lift the heads of the younger ones when things go to shit.

Absolutely do not want a team of journeymen.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Anonymous77 on Friday, January 26, 2024, 12:26:35
Way too much being made of this. You can have 300+ EFL appearances and still be crap.

You can also have 300+ games and still show no leadership qualities whatsoever. Or traits in which you'd want in a struggle towards the bottom.

I just want 2-3 characters in the dressing room to guide the younger players. They don't need a billion games, just enough to lift the heads of the younger ones when things go to shit.

Absolutely do not want a team of journeymen.
I think 12/13 players from the 20/21 season had over 100 EFL appearances yet we was absolutely shit.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 26, 2024, 13:15:52
Surely the point is we are restricted to recruiting embryos and crocks.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Friday, January 26, 2024, 18:22:25
I'm optimistic that at least the starting 11 will be better than the last one


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 08:40:30
Bump.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 09:02:11
The keeper at Crewe scared the hell out of me.
Hopefully just nerves and will settle down.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 09:04:01
Iím looking forward to 90 minutes of high intensity shite.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Qunk on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 09:31:29
I feel like thereís some luck in the air.

Weíll only lose by two.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 10:27:41
Better not get asked to show my ticket before I get to the turnstiles. I shall not be happy.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Anonymous77 on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 11:51:55
Evans is starting in goal for the U18ís.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 13:17:50
Iíll say the same thing I said before the game (that wasnít) last week.

Just want to see a change in formation, a bit more pace & energy getting up the pitch with some more pragmatic defend first defending and Iíll take thatÖ


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 13:26:52
we must tighten the defence. we can't score 3 a game to win


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 13:30:26
In theory we could field six centre backs for this game, that might tighten the defence up a bit...

Here's a side:

Bycroft
Kokolo FBT McCarthy Johnson Minturn Brewitt UGM
Khan
Glatzel RHM

It wouldn't be the worst side we've put out, although 7-1-2 is an admittedly innovative formation.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drive
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 13:30:56
we must tighten the defence. we can't score 3 a game to win
Goes without saying.

That said I do find it weird how quite a few seem to think weíre suddenly going to score plenty with Gunning in charge. How many goals have our entire remaining squad scored? It must be well below 20.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 13:32:41
Empty in  The Merlin. Actually got a table


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: UTR on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 13:33:44
Empty in  The Merlin. Actually got a table

Yeah we mentioned it was awfully quiet in here


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 13:41:21
Goes without saying.

That said I do find it weird how quite a few seem to think weíre suddenly going to score plenty with Gunning in charge. How many goals have our entire remaining squad scored? It must be well below 20.

Yeah, last time Gav was in charge we had decent attacking players but were too busy passing sideways to make the most of it. He changed that.

This isnít the case this time. Most of our attacking players are gone. What needs to change this time is the defensive play/pattern/formation/tactics/support from midfield.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Anonymous77 on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 13:52:39
Bradford tweeted a huge hint youngs playing.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 13:55:42
Great.
Heíll either be a complete cart horse or score 5


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 13:57:44
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GE2b_BdWYAAzt3m?format=jpg&name=900x900)


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 13:58:11
Three strikers, classic Gunningball


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 13:58:19
Looks like 4 at the back to me


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 13:58:59
Young on the bench.


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:00:59
Looks like this to me

           Bycroft
Dokes McCarthy FBT Kokolo
    Cain  Khan  Devoy
RHM        Austin       Glatzel


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:01:47
Looks like this to me

           Bycroft
Dokes McCarthy FBT Kokolo
    Cain  Khan  Devoy
RHM        Austin       Glatzel

Canít really be anything else can it?


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Lemis on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:10:36
Young on the bench.

I assume Bradford have to actually bring him on for him to actually be ineligible to play for another team?


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: UTR on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:11:42
I assume Bradford have to actually bring him on for him to actually be ineligible to play for another team?

Yeah I think so, remember when Yates was on the bench for Rotherham and we all wanted him to come on so he could only come back to us


Title: Re: Swindon Down v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:18:50
Canít really be anything else can it?
On paper it seems to be that but it could also be a 352 if he fancies trying someone else at RWB with Kokolo at LWB. For me though that would mean probably RHM and thats unlikely.

Gunnings last 3 games in charge have all been 433/451 transition so I see no difference with this line up.

Will be difficult stopping Kokolo and Dokes attacking down the wings, they will have to be more defnsive minded which means that Cain or Khan will have to sit back much more than is their normal game.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:26:01
Walking around the ground and first thing I hearÖ.

ďEveryoneís blaming Clem, heís the saviour as I see itĒ

Fuck me! This is what we are up against!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:26:56
Walking around the ground and first thing I hearÖ.

ďEveryoneís blaming Clem, heís the saviour as I see itĒ

Fuck me! This is what we are up against!
Saved our club, at least we have a club....blah blah blah.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:27:45
After all the gloom of the last 2 weeks,seems a decent side and a not bad bench


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:29:55
After all the gloom of the last 2 weeks,seems a decent side and a not bad bench
Interesting that Flynn leaves and theres only 1 outfield youngster (Dworzak) on the bench today instead of the normal 3 or 4 that there has been.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:30:46
Dworzak is a pro as well, albeit first year.  Lots of injuries have cleared up at once.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:33:41
Impressive level of ambivalence being shown on here towards this game!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:36:02
Impressive level of ambivalence being shown on here towards this game!
I used to feel ambivalent but now I just cant be bothered.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:36:13
For all that the bench isn't bad, it's three CMs and two CBs - we have essentially no wide players left in the squad outside of Kokolo and Shade. And no spare forwards.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:36:58
Critical game. Can't show ambivalence personally. Nervous as fuck,me


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:39:57
Walking around the ground and first thing I hearÖ.

ďEveryoneís blaming Clem, heís the saviour as I see itĒ

Fuck me! This is what we are up against!

Which is why the protests really need to be educational.

Sure, there will be some Clem fanboys who wonít listen to a word but there are plenty of fans who really donít pay much attention to anything other than the football.

They are not ignorant or stupid - just uninformed


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:44:36
Evans being on the bench after playing 90 minutes this morning is fucking ridiculous.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:45:45
To say the crowd looks sparse would be understatement.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:46:23
Evans being on the bench after playing 90 minutes this morning is fucking ridiculous.
TBH we won 4-0 at Cheltenham and he didnt even break a sweat or forced into making a save so he will be fresh still!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:48:58
TBH we won 4-0 at Cheltenham and he didnt even break a sweat or forced into making a save so he will be fresh still!

Thatís not the point though is it?
Itís poverty, he would have been on the bench regardless of how his game went unless he got injured, what happens if he needs to come on today?

Just sums up the club at the moment.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:49:46
Thatís not the point though is it?
Itís poverty, he would have been on the bench regardless of how his game went unless he got injured, what happens if he needs to come on today?

Just sums up the club at the moment.
Oh no its not the point at all, I doubt that has ever happened at any other club ever.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:51:28
To say the crowd looks sparse would be understatement.
Looks similar to the last game vs Colchester to me.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:52:11
Oh no its not the point at all, I doubt that has ever happened at any other club ever.

Feel for the lad if he had to come on, not right on him at all.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: UTR on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:52:50
Isnít there some sort of regulation on players not being able to play more than a certain amount of minutes within one day? Or does that not count if itís youth team and seniors team mixed


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:54:35
I remember Peter Thorne playing in the afternoon for the rezzies then scoring for the first team the same evening. But of course that was Peter Thorne


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Steak supper on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:56:08
 would not be surprised if it's a 6-3 loss today


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:57:08
Why do we insist on saying the Ďbest in the westí when the teams come out. We are 17th in L2 FFS!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:57:14
Isnít there some sort of regulation on players not being able to play more than a certain amount of minutes within one day? Or does that not count if itís youth team and seniors team mixed

There is at at kids level.
Going back a lot of years now but a mate of mine ran a very decent age group team. You know league wins, cup finals at the CG that sort of thing.
Öbecause his team were decent he had a few players in whatever the STFC equivalent of age range teams is/was called.
So, to cut a long story short - one of their cup finals they were missing about 7/8 players because of the amount of football they had already / were going to play over x amount of days.

How that would ever get policed is anyoneís guess.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:57:21
I used to feel ambivalent but now I just cant be bothered.
You're going home ...in ambivalence


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:57:26
I remember Peter Thorne playing in the afternoon for the rezzies then scoring for the first team the same evening. But of course that was Peter Thorne
Wasnt he taken off at HT in that game? he only played to prove his fitness and after he scored he was saved for the evening game.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:58:17
Fucking apathy, orange hat on my own.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 14:59:06
You're going home ...in ambivalence
TBF I am already at home in abivalence!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:01:17
Great pass from Devoy to Glatzel.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:01:38
Glatzel wins a corner.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:02:14
Fucking apathy, orange hat on my own.

What time is the mass walkout😁


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:02:15
Cain short corner easily cleared.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:03:51
RHM wins a free kick on the corner of the box. After a long pass from Cain to Kokolo.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:04:46
FK headed out to Khan and his volley is high.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:05:27
That was a far better chance for Khan than I think he realised, unmarked volley struck wildly.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:06:04
Higher tempo than we have been, feels like a simple game plan but a lot to be said for that.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:06:09
1st 5 mins and this is far more entertaining than the last 6 games under Flynn.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:07:13
Town playing basic stuff, clearing their lines rather than playing out and some lovely long passes played early.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:08:46
Austin tracks back to tackle and win the ball and he plays a great long ball down the line to RHM.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:09:07
Bradford miss with a good chance but he was offside anyway.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:10:08
Walking around the ground and first thing I hearÖ.

ďEveryoneís blaming Clem, heís the saviour as I see itĒ

Fuck me! This is what we are up against!

Tell them to get their fucking eyes tested then.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:11:04
Why do we insist on saying the Ďbest in the westí when the teams come out. We are 17th in L2 FFS!

Total cringe.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:11:15
We are eager to get the ball forwards with pace, Glatzel seems really up for the challenge so far down the right.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:13:04
Cain loses the ball but fights back and Devoy wins it and is so close to releasing Glaztel in the box.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:13:18
FBT marking Cook in the air rather than McCarthy is interesting. Handling himself well so far though.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:13:40
Marginally better so far.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:14:14
Promising start


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:14:47
Marginally better so far.
I would say we have been easily the better team so far, but its early, Bradford only had the ball in our box once and that was offside.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:15:27
Glatzel wins a corner pressing the defender.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:15:44
Penalty. Their defenders are absolute donkeys.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:15:55
Poor delivery again by Cain from the corner.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:16:15
Penalty on Glatzel.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:16:22
1-0


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:16:35
Great touch and go by Town after a pass by RHM.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:16:37
Bradford defence looks so clumsy against Glatzel and RHM, that's been coming.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:17:02
No stopping that


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:17:06
1-0 Austin. Great pen.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:17:26
FUCKIN GET IN!!!!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:18:41
...and a fiver on Austin 1st goal 6/1


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:18:55
Need to make the most of this as attacking options off the bench donít exist.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:19:06
E I E I E I O
Staying in the football league we go
When we avoid relegation, this is what we'll sing
We are swindon we are swindon Clem is still a cunt!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:19:14
Glatzel has looked sharp so far.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:19:46
We are playing proper back to basics stuff, and its working, clear your lines quicker and hit them with some long quick passing, no tippy tappy shit.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:21:26
We are playing proper back to basics stuff, and its working, clear your lines quicker and hit them with some long quick passing, no tippy tappy shit.

We're a limited team playing limited football which is sensible enough. Flynn wasn't pragmatic enough to not ask his players to do things they weren't good enough to do.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:22:23
Flynn wasn't pragmatic enough to not ask his players to do things they weren't good enough to do.
Exactly this.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:23:02
RHM should stay on his feet never a penalty that one.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:23:48
RHM should stay on his feet never a penalty that one.

Thought that was just a good tackle really, not a dive as such because he is taken down, just the tackle got plenty of the ball first. Play on.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:24:05
True...but causing consternation in the Bradford area


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:24:45
Yeah, they're swinging legs in the box right left and centre, it's going to cost them against quick attackers. And indeed already has.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:24:53
Devoy and Glatzel looking afr more lively today with this formation.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:25:07
So far Bradford are laughable, Iíve seen better more mobile Sunday league players than their centre backs.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:25:32
So far Bradford are laughable, Iíve seen better more mobile Sunday league players than their centre backs.

They do look like they're playing on 0.75x speed...


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:26:38
Bradford do have the slowest CBs I have seen this season, RHM and Glatzel running them ragged so far, I hope we can keep it up.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:30:05
Who's that on co comms?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:31:00
Steve hale


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:32:49
Steve hale
Ah,he of Crawley?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:33:09
Khan with a fuck up puts us under pressure at the back, we get it clear but that was poor by Khan.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:34:23
Smallwood with a  dirty foot in on Khan.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:34:59
Should have been at least a yellow.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:35:25
Smallwood then goes in hard on Austin, hes going to lose the plot soon.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:36:50
Austin to Kokolo but his pass back was poor.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:37:23
Smallwood then goes in hard on Austin, hes going to lose the plot soon.
Red in waiting!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:37:29
Nice move between Cain and Glatzel but his cross is too high.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:37:39
Red in waiting!
Hopefully.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:38:11
Glatzel looks like he's never played football before.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:38:21
Decent save by Bycroft but it was at him.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:38:36
Cook free header in the six yard box between McCarthy and UGM there.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jilted John on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:39:23
Glatzel looks like he's never played football before.
Did you not see him win the penalty? very fucking harsh on a player making just his 2nd appearance.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:40:54
Good defensive tackle by Cain.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:40:56
Did you not see him win the penalty? very fucking harsh on a player making just his 2nd appearance.

He didn't win a penalty. A player fouled him. He hasn't controlled a single ball properly yet.

He might be the next Pele. Just not yet.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:42:10
RHM is so frustrating.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:43:54
Glatzel with nearly a good thro pass to RHM.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:44:42
Graham Alexander wearing purple chinos is an unusual managerial look


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:45:09
In an era where sports science is a big deal I canít believe how some of the Bradford players have been allowed to get into the shape they are in. Our players look like finely tuned athletes in comparison.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:45:48
In an era where sports science is a big deal I canít believe how some of the Bradford players have been allowed to get into the shape they are in. Our players look like finely tuned athletes in comparison.

The science in question at Bradford is seemingly geology


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Freeloader on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:46:18
GOAL Airdrieonians 1-1 Partick Thistle
Tomi Adeloye


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:46:32
3 mins added.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:46:42
2-0


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:47:18
2-0 Devoy.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:47:21
Graham Alexander wearing purple chinos is an unusual managerial look

Remember the former Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson only wore red trousers😁


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:47:22
Good run from the new Pele


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:47:46
What a well worked goal. HAVE IT!!!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:48:03
Great play by Glatzel there to set that up.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:48:18
Funny old game :D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:48:26
Good run from the new Pele

 :clap: almost bottled it though  :girlgiggle:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:48:58
I thought Glatzel has had a decent game TBH and Devoy looks a far better player than he did last game at Crewe.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:49:26
Great awareness from the Scouse German


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:49:28
Difficult to see how that's the worst tackle so far...


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:49:53
HT 2-0

Pretty solid so far against a poor Bradford team.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:50:35
We look a bit better, much simpler game plan, but also very lucky to be playing against a side that look like they've all had an enormous pre match meal


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:51:19
No need for any protest now😁


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:51:26
HT 2-0

Pretty solid so far against a poor Bradford team.
2nd half is the big test now, 1st halfís arenít usually the problem.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:51:36
Gunning may be a one dimensional manager but it's a better dimension than Flynn


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:51:46
that was rather good

get the ball. smack it wide. watch their snail centre backs struggle with our pace.

marvellous.

Bradford were shit too


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:52:13
Quote from: adje
Gunning may be a one dimensional manager but it's a better dimension than Flynn

to be fair Flynn's first 9 were dynamic!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Steak supper on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:52:32
   More goals to come by the looks of it . Could the tide rise again ?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:53:22
We have lost to shit teams to be fair. Not saying we're gonna win but the fact that Bradford are shite is neither here nor there


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:53:35
I thought Glatzel has had a decent game TBH and Devoy looks a far better player than he did last game at Crewe.

I think he's got into a lot of good positions but his touch has been very dodgy, including on the assist. Devoy has looked promising. Two poor sides, but Bradford comfortably the worst I've seen all season. Except we know Swindon don't do second halves.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Pericardinho on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:54:10
Get runners beyond Austin and let them do his running. Whoíd have thought. Not Flynn or Morris apparently.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:54:17
If this is a specific plan aimed at exploiting Bradford being slower than Dumb and Dumber then great. If it's how we're going to play every week, I can't see it working quite so well every time. This is the ideal opposition for this style.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:55:16
We have lost to shit teams to be fair. Not saying we're gonna win but the fact that Bradford are shite is neither here nor there
Some of their players canít actually move though. How do Ďprofessional athletesí get into the state some of their players are in.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:57:10
So far so good.
Hasnít been great or pretty but itís been effective.

Be interesting to see if our second half drop off continues or whether itís something Gav can stamp out instantly


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 15:59:11
Austin is playing far more like a target man bring the others into the game when attacking, it suits him far better.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:00:18
Austin is playing far more like a target man bring the others into the game when attacking, it suits him far better.
True and something Flynn should have insisted on months ago


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Lemis on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:03:24
Doesn't feel as Bradford have even threatened, been comfortable. If anyone is capable of throwing it away it's town though


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:04:12
to be fair Flynn's first 9 were dynamic!
True that but with a back 4 could've been even more so maybe. Flynn was impervious to change


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:04:16
Nice to get a detailed ground redevelopment update at half time... from Corsham.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:04:19
Jake young coming on.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:04:43
As part of a triple change


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:04:47
Young coming on for Bradford.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:04:51
From a Bradford perspective, not selling Young now is a fucking weird call.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:05:32
Unless Clem has found £500,000 :D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:06:39
Unless Clem has found £500,000 :D
Rolled up in Harts sock I expect.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:07:25
RHM megs has man in the box but his cross cant find a red shirt.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:07:55
From a Bradford perspective, not selling Young now is a fucking weird call.
I think they need him playing to be honest.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:08:43
Haha, Jake Young starting the second half. That's some serious trolling from Bradford unless...nope never. We can't afford to buy him - probs can't afford to loan him back.

Two zip though, so far so good on purely football matters. Spotted a few orange hats/other attire too.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:08:50
Weird that Alexander thinks itís his forwards who needed replacing after that.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:09:18
Rolled up in Harts sock I expect.

 :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:09:27
Stubbs goes in very hard on Austin.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:10:38
Weird that Alexander thinks itís his forwards who needed replacing after that.
Yes very disturbing if you are a Bradford fan.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:10:53
Stubbs goes in very hard on Austin.

His dad was a hard defender.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:12:13
His dad was a hard defender.
Stubbs is the spitting image of his old man.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:13:41
Austin to Glatzel in the box but he misses the pass, good chance.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:14:15
Austin having his best game in open play for a long time


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:14:50
I like Glatzels contribution today having a hand in both goals but I think he may be subbed for Shade soon.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:15:12
Interesting sub.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:15:15
Debut for Johnson who is on for Kokolo


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:15:26
Austin having his best game in open play for a long time

Yes no mention on here that his legs have gone which has been a common theme this season.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:15:50
So when they said Johnson was one for the future, they meant 50 minutes into the future.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:16:18
So when they said Johnson was one for the future, they meant 50 minutes into the future.

Be fair - 55


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:16:42
Cain fouled in the face on the edge of the box. Yellow for the defender.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:17:25
That looked like a penalty on Glatzel.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:17:50
Turning into a kicking match now. Need to stay out of the silliness


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:18:05
A classic on the genre of you've had one pen so can't have another


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:18:24
Pen. Surely? 


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:18:33
Yellow for Khan for a high foot.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:19:04
A classic on the genre of you've had one pen so can't have another
Happens so often in Sunday league!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:19:26
Glatzel careless in defence gives away a foul near the corner.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:20:22
Happens so often in Sunday league!
I remember Trevor Anderson scoring a hattrick of penalties in 76 or 77 against Posh IIRC in a 5-2 win.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:21:38
Going to be sick as a parrot when we fuck this up somehow


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Freeloader on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:21:44
I remember Trevor Anderson scoring a hattrick of penalties in 76 or 77 against Posh IIRC.

Walsall, I think.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:22:07
Walsall, I think.
Could be right, memory fails me on the opposition.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:22:51
Long black hair, Northern Irish international!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:23:32
Bradford defender snipered under challenge by Austin who barely touches him.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:24:31
Dworzak ahead of McEachran. Blimey.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:24:37
Shade and Dworzak on for Cain and RHM.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:25:31
RHM had a decent game just his last touch been a bit off as per normal.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:25:45
Throwing on Dworzak when we thought we were safe worked last time. (Nothing against the lad, just saying.)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:26:06
I remember Trevor Anderson scoring a hattrick of penalties in 76 or 77 against Posh IIRC in a 5-2 win.
Yes mate but against Walsall who also scored a pen! Was at that game


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:26:08
Apparently RHM ignored Gav to go straight down the tunnel according to Hale.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:26:32
Thatís a choice I suppose


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:27:18
Yes mate but against Walsall who also scored a pen! Was at that game
I was at the game too but can't remember too much about it TBH, my 1st season of going to every home game as a 10 year old.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:27:24
Odd subs


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:27:50
Apparently RHM ignored Gav to go straight down the tunnel according to Hale.

Not true.

He didnít look happy but they interacted very briefly. Iím clearly about a minute behind.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:28:00
Great defensive header by Johnson towering over their attackers.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:28:06
Apparently RHM ignored Gav to go straight down the tunnel according to Hale.

There was a handshake and a chat, looked disappointed but didnít ignore him.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:28:56
I was at the game too but can't remember too much about it TBH, my 1st season of going to every home game as a 10 year old.

I think he was quite a skinny leggy type who played up front on the left side but may be wrong.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:29:00
Shade doing Shade things.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:29:33
Shade doing Shade things.

Ahem


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:29:36
Not true.

He didnít look happy but they interacted very briefly. Iím clearly about a minute behind.
I didnt see it TBH I was only going by what Hale said.

Att: 7,878 (461 Bratfuts) (I think he said)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:30:01
Shade doing Shade things.

The quality that comes with 100 EFL appearances there!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:31:22
I didnt see it TBH I was only going by what Hale said.

Att: 7,878 (461 Bratfuts) (I think he said)

quote author=Jimmy HaveHave link=topic=59842.msg1786488#msg1786488 date=1706195259]
Swindon 1 Bradford 2 att: 7,967 (465 Bantams)

4 out on the Bantams😁


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:32:09
I think he was quite a skinny leggy type who played up front on the left side but may be wrong.
Labelled at one time as the umpteenth "new George Best" as he came from Man Utd


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:32:29
Good deep cross by Dokes and the defender just puts it wide of his own post, great pass by Glatzel to Dokes.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:32:58
The quality that comes with 100 EFL appearances there!
🙂


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:33:21
Labelled at one time as the umpteenth "new George Best" as he came from Man Utd
Good player, should have achieved more in his career.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:33:39
Taking off RHM for Shade is like choosing who your favourite member of Jedward is.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:33:44
Update: Glatzelís gaining in confidence.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:35:45
Dodgy challenge on Shade but he should have done better in the box. Probably fell over his own feet tho.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:35:50
We're not exactly managing this game calmly.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:36:28
Labelled at one time as the umpteenth "new George Best" as he came from Man Utd

Did he score our goal in the FA Cup replay when we lost 2-1 at Everton in 77


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:37:00
We're not exactly managing this game calmly.
But we do have 2 big CB's now that can head away a late aerial challenge for once.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:37:52
Dworzak is really not ready yet for the 1st team.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:38:28
Dworzak cross to Glatzel and his header is near perfect but Austins shot is wayward.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:39:39
Dworzak easily turned by Young but his cross is poor.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:41:32
Good low save by Bycroft.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:41:58
Dworzak gets away with falling over the ball on the edge of our box.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:42:10
Bradford have got a little better and a lot nastier.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:42:21
Did he score our goal in the FA Cup replay when we lost 2-1 at Everton in 77
Yes,that's him


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:42:45
Aguiar and McEachran on for Devoy and Austin.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:43:32
I agree about Dvorzak. Doesn't look at all like a first teamer yet


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:43:47
Charlie kept up his record of scoring in every game that Gunning has managed.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:44:09
I agree about Dvorzak. Doesn't look at all like a first teamer yet
Still too raw for me, could come good but not there yet.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:44:58
So I take it's 4-4-2 now


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:45:47
Easy save by Bycroft there.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:46:04
So I take it's 4-4-2 now
541 it looks to me. Johnson, FBT and McCarthy sat in the middle and Glatzel up front on his own.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:46:55
Glatzel taken quite the battering today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:47:33
Absolutely wasted free kick by Aguiar.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:47:47
Glatzel taken quite the battering today.
I think hes done really well today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:48:34
I think hes done really well today.

Not the finished article but he's caused them a lot of problems.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:49:05
Not the finished article but he's caused them a lot of problems.
Got to be a candidate for MOM


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:49:40
I think hes done really well today.

Certainly improved after my coaching.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:49:48
Not the finished article but he's caused them a lot of problems.
Absolutely hes not the finished article but hes fast and eager and not bad in the air too, his final ball isnt great at times but he had a hand in both goals and could have had a penalty himself.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:50:59
Got to be a candidate for MOM
Between him and FBT for me, Devoy did well and McCarthy went through without being noticed, which is always good for a defender. Austin had his best all round game for ages too.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:51:04
Got to be a candidate for MOM

There are plenty, for the first time in a fair while.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:51:08
6 mins added.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:52:04
Got to be a candidate for MOM

Khan for me.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:53:41
Khan for me.
Yep,fair


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:53:42
Khan for me.
Hes done ok in what will probably be his last game for Town.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Steak supper on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:54:28
 The many owners of the club will be happy with a win today


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:55:17
Khan has played with 5 different midfielders in the same game. Is this a record?🙂


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:55:39
I'd make a case for FBT I think, but Devoy, Glatzel, Khan, Kokolo, RHM all good and Austin's best game of the season.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:57:10
FT 2-0

We only went and fucking won.

Decent all round performance, nobody let us down today they all played for each other with some very good individual performances, defended more as a unit against a poor Bradford side. Did the basics far better than under Flynn and no pussying around at the back.

1st win on a Saturday in 2024.

Now need another 17 wins like that and we can go up! :D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:57:15
FT. Can only beat what is in front of you, but we wonít play a worst team this season.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Steak supper on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:58:31
 Wasnt a very good match from  2 poorly performing  clubs with 3 premier league seasons between them.  


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 16:59:20
FT. Can only beat what is in front of you, but we wonít play a worst team this season.

We usually can't!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:00:21
So didnít the fans vent any anger towards Clem🤔


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:01:19
Only thing that needs to be said about that is job done.

We won. Kept a clean sheet. Didnít have our second half collapse & didnít concede a goal to a former player.

Were Bradford up to much? Absolutely not.
Did we show a bit more than we have in the last 15 or so games. Yes.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:03:04
So them being shit today was nothing to do with us?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:03:54
You can indeed only beat whats in front of you but fucking hell Bradford were awful, even with Young on they offered pretty much zero, excluding one great low save Bycroft wont have an easier afternoon.

We didnt need to step out of 1st gear to beat them, for me only FGR and Sutton were worse than them this season.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:05:33
You can indeed only beat whats in front of you but fucking hell Bradford were awful, even with Young on they offered pretty much zero, excluding one great low save Bycroft wont have an easier afternoon.

We didnt need to step out of 1st gear to beat them, for me only FGR and Sutton were worse than them this season.
That number 4 was a whole different level of shitness, their own fans say the same.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:05:53
They beat us not too long ago


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Uncletrunx on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:06:04
FT 2-0

We only went and fucking won.


We didn't let in 3 goals from 90 mins onward.

That's a fantastic sign for me!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:07:44
We didn't let in 3 goals from 90 mins onward.

That's a fantastic sign for me!
There is that!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:08:11
Bradford were shit, but when we played FGR, Sutton and even Colchester, we looked equally as shit as them.
Today we didnít, we put on a solid display and got a good comfortable win.

Thatís progress.

I know some are so anti the club right now, and wonít say anything positive about it, but you can split the 90 minutes on the pitch and the ownership.

Today was a good, solid, steady performance.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:08:58
Pleased with that. Solid performance against a very poor Bradford side.

Thatís the most solid Iíve seen us look for years!

Glatzel had a very good game.
Devoy a good first half.
Khan solid too.
Pharrell looked Ďhappyí defending
Good subs by Gunning. I questioned Dvorzak but he did ok. Only looked bad when McEachran and Aguilar came on as we had no physicality in midfield.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:09:30
Bradford were shit, but when we played FGR, Sutton and even Colchester, we looked equally as shit as them.
Today we didnít, we put on a solid display and got a good comfortable win.

Thatís progress.

I know some are so anti the club right now, and wonít say anything positive about it, but you can split the 90 minutes on the pitch and the ownership.

Today was a good, solid, steady performance.
100% this.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:09:36
There was definitely a version of STFC this season that would have gone to shit when Bradford started getting a bit fighty, so that's an improvement.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:11:32
We usually can't!
Absolutely. Some fans don't want to give the team any credit whatsoever. So the teams we beat are shite. Let's be honest every team in this league has the potential to be shit on any given day and I remember when fans were saying we are the shittest team in the league. Sheesh, have a tiny bit of joy with a win people. Not saying we've turned a corner or owt but it was a massive improvement


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:12:28
I think we put our foot through it when defending more times today than we have all season.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:12:59
Absolutely. Some fans don't want to give the team any credit whatsoever. So the teams we beat are shite. Let's be honest every team in this league has the potential to be shit on any given day and I remember when fans were saying we are the shittest team in the league. Sheesh, have a tiny bit of joy with a win people

No reason why we canít beat Newport away next week.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:13:40
Bradford were shit, but when we played FGR, Sutton and even Colchester, we looked equally as shit as them.
Today we didnít, we put on a solid display and got a good comfortable win.

Thatís progress.

I know some are so anti the club right now, and wonít say anything positive about it, but you can split the 90 minutes on the pitch and the ownership.

Today was a good, solid, steady performance.
Damn right. See also Bradford away


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:16:10
And just as importantly with Sutton drawing and FGR losing yet again there is now a 16 point gap to the relegation zone. Little steps and all that.

I will be happy if we put that much effort in for every game from now on and with that style, we will win more than we lose, whereas under Flynn I genuinely couldnt see where the next win was coming from.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:16:35
Averaging 2.5 ppg under Mad Gav.

115 over a season.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:17:56
Averaging 2.5 ppg under Mad Gav.

115 over a season.

Have been waiting for this  :D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: UTR on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:18:35
Really enjoyed watching the 2 new CBís, players capable of winning a header, battling and doing their primary job of defending well.

If only weíd signed a few of those in the summer.

Really hope we can kick on and build defensively with this new look back 4 with actual CBís. Even looked like the midfield was properly covering at times. I assume Johnson came on at LB to ease him in and eventually FBT will swap with him.

All basic things that weíve not done for 6 months.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:18:47
Did some fans start singing ĎJake Young heís one of our owníí ?

He wasnt even ours when he was here!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:19:26
And just as importantly with Sutton drawing and FGR losing yet again there is now a 16 point gap to the relegation zone. Little steps and all that.

I will be happy if we put that much effort in for every game from now on and with that style, we will win more than we lose, whereas under Flynn I genuinely couldnt see where the next win was coming from.

 :nod:

I actually found myself looking at the fixtures thinking we could win the next couple, wouldnít have thought that last week.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:20:21
And just as importantly with Sutton drawing and FGR losing yet again there is now a 16 point gap to the relegation zone. Little steps and all that.

I will be happy if we put that much effort in for every game from now on and with that style, we will win more than we lose, whereas under Flynn I genuinely couldnt see where the next win was coming from.
I agree Flynn was a disaster


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:23:52
Have been waiting for this  :D

115 points should be enough to keep us up right?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:24:37
115 points should be enough to keep us up right?


Just about.
Point deduction depending, obviously.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Anonymous77 on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:46:36
Thought all the January incomings did decent. Shade the worst in a Town shirt today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:56:52
Did some fans start singing ĎJake Young heís one of our owníí ?

He wasnt even ours when he was here!

If Iíd been him Iíd have refused to come on rather than be condemned to play for that lot all season.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 17:57:44
No reason why we canít beat Newport away next week.

Yes there is. 11 Newport players.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 18:06:37
We can complain, but imagine being one of the 17k Bradford fans faced with that. Alexander could be a genius (he isnít) but he wonít be able to do much with a squad that looks like it didnít have a pre-season. How did they come to this?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Frigby Daser on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 18:06:58
Bradford were shit, but when we played FGR, Sutton and even Colchester, we looked equally as shit as them.
Today we didnít, we put on a solid display and got a good comfortable win.

Thatís progress.

I know some are so anti the club right now, and wonít say anything positive about it, but you can split the 90 minutes on the pitch and the ownership.

Today was a good, solid, steady performance.

Precisely.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Bob1978 on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 18:28:59
Thought Glatzel looked quality and we played to Austinís strengths. Solid defensively and used the subs well.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: STFC_Manc on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 18:44:21
Did some fans start singing ĎJake Young heís one of our owníí ?

He wasnt even ours when he was here!

I thought it was 'Jake Young he wants to come home'


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 19:00:20
Just back. Well, that was . , . different! Energy all over the pitch which translated to more energy from the fans. Most impressed by the new guys - McCarthy didnít put a foot wrong, Galtzel was all over the pitch - amazed to see him intercept one of their attacks in our area and put it out for a corner. Nicely worked goal for Devoy, too.

FBT was class today - what a difference he makes. The new lad at CB, Johnson is a unit and has great pace.

Canít fault a single one of them. RHM scared the shit out of their defence for 60 minutes and that was Charlieís best performance for a while. Not much to say about the keeper- 1 good save, 1 very good punch and a few Ďalmostí brilliant long kick outs to our front 3. Didnít have much to do.

We did a Ďnilí!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: dogs on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 19:00:37
Liked what Gunning said pre-match and again he delivered.

Rated his lineup and he didn't fail on that

Looked the best we have defensively. Every player looked up for it and were disciplined. Completely solid at the back. Turned the ball quicker than we had done all season and the times we did get in the final third we looked dangerous. Sod 8/10 today. Bradford are utter shite though, and much likely to be dragged into a relegation battle than we are. Onward and upwards at least for us this season. We could still pull off a shock.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: MangoRed on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 19:13:49
Only thing that needs to be said about that is job done.

We won. Kept a clean sheet. Didnít have our second half collapse & didnít concede a goal to a former player.

Were Bradford up to much? Absolutely not.
Did we show a bit more than we have in the last 15 or so games. Yes.

Expected more from a mad gav enthusiast and head of Gav Gunning propaganda

canít remember the last time I watched a Swindon game start to finish -being the caring free loader I am and stopping use of my ST.

Imo, thought we was really good. Players showed fight. Pressed hard. Strong in the tackle, winning 50/50s. Yes Bradford are shite. Wonder what lower league look have to say this evening. Clean sheet always welcome. McCarthy did well, midfield tidy. Glatzel and RHM good. Best Austin game in a very long time, that pass for the second goal was brilliant. Be ups and down Iím sure rest of season but thatís Swindon town ainít it- small word for Gav gunning- took time to shake each of the groundsman/staff hands at full time - classy.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 19:33:16
Wasnt a very good match from  2 poorly performing  clubs with 3 premier league seasons between them.  
Really? I enjoyed it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 19:41:31

115 points should be enough to keep us up right?


Not when the EFL hand Town an 80pt penalty - to be applied at the final whistle of the last game of the season {even if that last game is also a PO Final, that Town win}
 
 :D


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 20:02:44
.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWS0yXZZmDo


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 20:09:36
Did some fans start singing ĎJake Young heís one of our owníí ?

He wasnt even ours when he was here!

He's from Huddersfield and played for us for six months ffs.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 20:10:23
I thought it was 'Jake Young he wants to come home'

Better.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 20:15:12
First game this season we actually looked up for it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 20:17:01
He's from Huddersfield and played for us for six months ffs.

Is he out of contract in the summer


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 20:19:27
It won't happen though. Most likely a deal has already been done with a club a division or two up - who are happy for him to continue at Bradford the rest of the season. Probably part of the deal, like teams do, that have a proper development plan. Say Barnsley for example...they could be Champ next season but Young would be a viable squad option next season if they remain in League One.

If they go up, they could just loan him out to a League One club and ensure his development continues upwards.

I'm not saying it will be Barnsley. Could even be a Championship club that is preparing for a potential return to League One.

The only thing that might be a bit meh is that Young might not want to play the rest of the season with Bradford - but really they hold the cards. Bringing Young on today probably wasn't as mental as it first semt; unless their board is even worse than Towns - of course  :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 20:32:09
Because of his age Bradford canít lose,even if they offered him a new contract and he turned it down they would get a fee as it would go to a tribunal.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: STFC_Manc on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 20:47:12
Better.


At the end of the game would have been better but not in the middle of the game


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 20:47:26
3 unbeaten at home now!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: STFC_Manc on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 20:48:57
Is he out of contract in the summer

No he still has 18 months according to Google.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 20:51:49
No he still has 18 months according to Google.

Cheers STFC_Manc. On the Bradford forum it said he was out of contract this summer.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: dogs on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 20:55:32
Amazed they've played him. Apparently only offered 250k by Pompey. I can't see him replicating his form any time soon and even the last 6 for us he was meh.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 21:16:48

Amazed they've played him. Apparently only offered 250k by Pompey. I can't see him replicating his form any time soon and even the last 6 for us he was meh.


He'll be sold. Probably already a done deal somewhere - with the buying club loaning him back to Bradford. It's why they've had the luxury of bringing him on today.

You don't generally not play a very saleable asset through nearly all of the window and then suddenly bring him on for the last fixture in Jan {especially when your options are ''if we play him - he can only play for us or the team we loaned him to''} , unless you're confident that the team you have a deal with, has agreed terms to loan him back until EOS.

Unless Town have some unclean money to shift...and they are buying Young? Not happening not even in the reality or mind of Anthony Hall {tbf he's probably got too many ST holders living rent free in his head - the fucking double freeloaders. Free tickets and living in his head for free}.

If it were to happen {it won't} and if I have socks on, on deadline day, then they'll be well and truly blown of like an excited Andrew Fitton announcing Maurice Malpas  :soapy tit wank:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 21:17:42
Pretty sure heís been injured, hence why he hasnít been played.
Picked up the injury whilst with us.


Title: Re: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 21:58:58
Pretty sure heís been injured, hence why he hasnít been played.
Picked up the injury whilst with us.
https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/sport/24075879.bantams-boss-says-speaking-truth-jake-young/


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Bob1978 on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 22:12:50
Pretty sure heís been injured, hence why he hasnít been played.
Picked up the injury whilst with us.

He was carrying an injury with us but still playing. I guess it was a convenient reason not to play him. I agree heís probably been sold with a loan back. Anyhow donít care heís not ours anymore and out of form.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Qunk on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 23:02:45
I love Gav Gunning. The guy appears to be unable to talk bullshit. Just what we need right now


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 23:15:53
I love Gav Gunning. The guy appears to be unable to talk bullshit. Just what we need right now

Except for when he talks about Clem.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 02:41:41

I love Gav Gunning. The guy appears to be unable to talk bullshit. Just what we need right now


He talks quite a bit of bs tbh. Can't really align with you there. We're literally playing roulette at present and the only options are red or black. So we might do ok, but also if we don't it's going to be disastrous.

Gunning aint the messiah - folk are falling into Clem's bullshit trap again. Today was a good result against probably the second or third worse side in the division. We shouldn't be lauding this as Gunning being the solution. The issues run much deeper. Fuck, the bar is so low for what's ok. Clem's created this monster of mediocrity.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Robinz on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 05:03:55
Talking about picking crumbs up off the floor.
Like many others it seems, I'm very grateful for the win yesterday and then thinking "what the hell " where are we now are we conditioned to being thankful for this level of football ?
Morfuni has really taken STFC for a ride and we are seemingly now thanking him.
Surely the support that is shown by the numbers turning up every game at the County ground shows the potential for the club. Frustration is putting it mildly.  Fucked off is more the true feelings 😪



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 08:04:36
He talks quite a bit of bs tbh. Can't really align with you there. We're literally playing roulette at present and the only options are red or black. So we might do ok, but also if we don't it's going to be disastrous.

Gunning aint the messiah - folk are falling into Clem's bullshit trap again. Today was a good result against probably the second or third worse side in the division. We shouldn't be lauding this as Gunning being the solution. The issues run much deeper. Fuck, the bar is so low for what's ok. Clem's created this monster of mediocrity.
Bit like the previous incumbent. And they're not the second or third worst team in the league really,are they? Don't think anyone's saying he's the Messiah to be honest but he did have the nous to play a back 4 which everyone's been crying out for


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 08:14:11
I love Gav Gunning. The guy appears to be unable to talk bullshit. Just what we need right now

He certainly doesnít take any bullshit about the actual football side of things.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drive
Post by: Batch on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 08:42:42
he said the right things and set up the right way.

no idea if that'll get him through long term, but I enjoyed yesterday so that'll do for now


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 09:45:20
Good win and a welcome clean sheet.
It's baffling why Flynn couldn't adapt the team for a similar formation change, he had the personnel to do it.
Maybe he didn't think that his job might be on the line.

A more direct approach from the keeper and trying to play the football in the opposition half seems like a sensible approach for the rest of the season at least.

Sounded like the Bradford fans also have a level of disgruntlement with their ownership but were further down the line with the "<insert name> get out of our club".
Let's face it yesterday was a meeting of two big clubs in this league that are making a right hash of life in the 4th tier.

And for those not born or too young to remember the Beamish Line was established in 1983-84 with a 17th place finish on 58 points.
So still some work to be done, but a more ambitious target might be to try and equal last season's placing at least.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 10:04:00
Any theories as to why Gav brought on Johnson ahead of Minturn?


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 10:10:47
Any theories as to why Gav brought on Johnson ahead of Minturn?

Because he played left back with FBT remaining in the middle? Think it was just trying to add height to the defence really.

Dworzak ahead of McEachran and Aguiar was a head scratcher though, doesn't bode well for the latter two.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 10:24:09
Any theories as to why Gav brought on Johnson ahead of Minturn?

Because Minturn isnít a left back.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 10:24:57
Because he played left back with FBT remaining in the middle? Think it was just trying to add height to the defence really.

Dworzak ahead of McEachran and Aguiar was a head scratcher though, doesn't bode well for the latter two.

Perhaps Gav just had a lot more confidence on us seeing the game out than we did!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: iParadise on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 11:05:54
Any theories as to why Gav brought on Johnson ahead of Minturn?

Maybe Gav just thinks he better? Minturn has hardly impressed over the last couple months. I wouldnít be surprised if we sold him.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Anonymous77 on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 11:57:08
Any theories as to why Gav brought on Johnson ahead of Minturn?
Johnson looked quite solid when he came on, left footed so would be more use than Mino at LB.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 12:40:05
Any theories as to why Gav brought on Johnson ahead of Minturn?

We thought he was going to play CB moving FBT to LB to add a bit of size to the team.
It was noticeable at the start of the second half that Bradford were playing more high balls to that area and Kokolo was struggling in the air.

But I guess Gav didnít want to change the CB pairing


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 12:51:01
Both McCarthy and Johnson we rarely noticed other than getting their heads to a few of the high balls put into the box later on in the game, we kept a clean sheet as well. Thats the best compliment you can pay them.

Both look a good aquisition by the club. If Johnson had come here on loan I would say that we had unearthed a decent talent but to have actually signed him on a perm deal already I have to admit the club seem to have located a good talent.

McCarthy seemed to bring the best out of FBT too, long may that continue.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Jimmy HaveHave on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 14:59:56
.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWvQRaUFIEE


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 17:08:05
Looking back Iím surprised that Bradford only had two yellow cards, the same as us.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 17:09:21
And another dead cert pen - would have been a red card, too.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 18:36:58

Both look a good aquisition by the club. If Johnson had come here on loan I would say that we had unearthed a decent talent but to have actually signed him on a perm deal already I have to admit the club seem to have located a good talent.


Surely PV, after one game against poor opposition who {bar Young} offered nothing in attack it's too early to say?

If by the end of March, Town have let in less goals than they've scored then I'll definitely agree with you on the defensive note.

Also, Austin 3 goals in 3 now. Yes he retains his ''Gunning Goals'' record but it must be noted his return to goalscoring and ''uptick'' in form started whilst Flynn was still here  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, January 29, 2024, 08:27:40
Havent read back.

Pre Booze in Gluepot and a couple of Bradford in there....moaning about the £30 (inc fees) for away tickets.....understandable that.
 
City were poor but we still tried to gift them a goal. Defenders happy to clear first and take a bollocking second, which is most welcome in my book.

I will take the win though, all day long.



Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, January 29, 2024, 11:04:20
Surely PV, after one game against poor opposition who {bar Young} offered nothing in attack it's too early to say?
Absolutely its too early to make a decision but many of our young lads who come in make zero impact and often cost us goals, at no point ever did I think Benn Ward was a good aquisition, similar with Menayese and others. Johnson at least looked like he could defend.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, January 29, 2024, 11:39:43
Not read this thread back yet, I have to say the thread specifically designed to talk about managers took an interesting lurch over the weekend I see.

That was probably the most enjoyable Swindon game in some time. Helped of course by an absolutely abject opposition and a set of players who looked very much up for it. Case in point was a very lively RHM who ran and played as if he had weight lifted off his shoulders. We weren't brilliant by any stretch of the imagination, but looked organised and played to our strengths, put the ball in behind Bradford's slow defence and go from there. RHM, Glatzel and Austin were ideal for this, RHM had the pace and Glatzel the intelligent running and good work with the ball. Good play for the penalty which was finished with aplomb by Charlie and apart from a free header from Cook straight at Byfield, Bradford offered next to nothing. More good forward play from Charlie and Glatzel just before the break saw a neat goal for Devoy. And that was basically that.

Second half we should have had a penalty and had the ghost of Ricky Shakes not been in Tyrese Shade's body along with a pair of roller blades, we would have added to the tally. I thought Jake Young looked quite handy for Bradford, good snap shot testing Bycroft's palms as well as his concentration. Both passed the test. it was nice to see Gunning make use of his bench, the options weren't amazing but you couldn't really say any of the subs were weird, or a mistake. Johnson looks ok on debut, Devoy I'm not sure about. For me he looks very lightweight, but he took his goal well. Glatzel the pick for me, great energy and clearly has a bit about his. Pleased for Austin to get on the scoresheet again.

Newport away is a bigger test. They will be more physical and it should be a relatively hostile atmosphere. Let's see how we handle that game, but pleased to be looking up rather than down after a turbulent few weeks.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, January 29, 2024, 11:46:55
Glatzel looks like he's never played football before.

Don't usually pick out comments from the MDT, but this is quite a spectacular take.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 29, 2024, 11:54:57
Just read on the Bradford forum that one of their coaches would not start after the game and were still stuck in Swindon at 7.30pm. Is that true? Poor sods. I like Bradford hope they get out of the rut.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, January 29, 2024, 12:14:13
I think they let them in the legends longue while they waited.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, January 29, 2024, 12:45:09
Don't usually pick out comments from the MDT, but this is quite a spectacular take.
Haha! I very nearly commented on that myself. Probably best to give a player more than 5 minutes before writing him off completely  :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, January 29, 2024, 12:52:40
Haha! I very nearly commented on that myself. Probably best to give a player more than 5 minutes before writing him off completely  :)
Its the Town way!

TBH I had to comment at HT about Glatzel as even at that point Glatzel had won the penalty and set up Devoys goal.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: RobertT on Monday, January 29, 2024, 13:27:45
Based on my first watch of the new faces, and taking a day or two to think about it, my views haven't changed much from full time (which I did not share, so you'll just have to accept it).

I thought that was an OK performance - the sort that you'd take in a promotion challenge and caveat with the fact the other team were awful for at least half the game and win is a win, plus we got the clean sheet.  Move on to the next, take the form.

First half was good, to an extent.  Second half was ropey, but we did keep them largely at arms length.

Given what we have seen recently it was a welcome improvement - exactly what I expected from Gunning given his past two periods in charge.  He just simplifies it all - which for players of dubious quality is probably a good thing.  The most noticeable thing was the defenders remained in defence - very few attacks began with a lollaping central defender, and even the couple that did saw the others sit in behind.  That made us much more difficult to break down.  We got the ball forward a lot quicker and Austin remained up top for the most part, other than the occasional push out left when Hepburn-Murphy cut inside.

For what he had to do, the keeper looked solid enough.
Devoy had a good goal, but he reminds me of the other midfielders other than that.  I can see him having moments but largely being absent from the mind.  What Bradford did manage to create was usually due to the midfield being in a mess.
Glatzel - looked good.  Not enough stickability at times, when taking control - tried a few too many flicks to try and beat the marker, but has an eye for forward play, that much was evident.  I'd be happy with his signing, if we had also added someone else - because we will need another forward.
Both new defenders looked like potential improvements, namely because they seemed to want to defend.  I'd still rather FBT moved out to the left, but the back four that finished the game looks OK.  Kokolo is not a left back.

Overall, good to see, but there are still so many issues to resolve as a squad.  I thought we looked much poorer once subs were made, other than Johnson.  The midfiield still looks paperweight and our options around the pitch are limited.  Better, but if this was the start of the season, I think my views wouldn't be a million miles off August 2023 - it won't get is up.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, January 29, 2024, 14:21:31
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Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City pre match drivel and matchday thread
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Monday, January 29, 2024, 14:31:31

Don't usually pick out comments from the MDT, but this is quite a spectacular take.


In defence of Grenouille Rouge, the context of their comment was ''in-play'', so was commenting as such. Easy to criticise a live comment in hindsight of course. I'm sure having reflected post match, RF will probably reassess n ;)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City matchday thread
Post by: Anonymous77 on Monday, January 29, 2024, 19:15:36
Tyler Smith is 26 this year! 😮


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, January 29, 2024, 20:59:19
Mad Gavís style

ďI just want to bring some heavy metal football at the minute and see where we go from there.Ē


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City matchday thread
Post by: DiV on Monday, January 29, 2024, 21:05:35
Heavy metal?

Must be signing Victor Osmium from Napoli !!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, January 29, 2024, 21:13:19
Didnít know, but it is an actual style as favoured by Liverpool.

What is heavy metal in football?
This phrase is often used to describe fast, exciting football. It describes a style of play that involves a lot of pressing, playing a high line, and trying to win the ball back as soon as you lose it; basically, as Goal.com says, 'intense, fast, and energetic'.


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City matchday thread
Post by: Nemo on Monday, January 29, 2024, 21:15:24
Heavy metal football is where it's essential to take the lead.

(Doesn't work so well out loud that one)


Title: Swindon Town v Bradford City matchday thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, January 29, 2024, 21:39:14
i'm a heavy metal farmer,
I've got lots of heavy metal animals.
When I go down to the farmyard,
What do I see first?
Heavy metal pig goes "Oink, oink",
Heavy metal horse goes "Neigh",
Heavy metal cow gives me heavy metal milk,
I see heavy metal animals all the day!

Heavy, heavy oink, heavy, heavy moo,
Heavy, heavy cluck and quack.
Heavy, heavy miaow, heavy, heavy woof,
But most of all, heavy.... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City matchday thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, January 29, 2024, 21:42:20
You OK, Batch?


Title: Swindon Town v Bradford City matchday thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, January 29, 2024, 21:47:26
no, but that's normal for me.

talk of heavy metal football reminded me of heavy metal farmer by Bad News (comic strip presents, spoof metal band, came out before Spinal Tap)

I can't find a handy link. But on looking I found something even more distributing

https://youtu.be/Jag7oTemldY?si=cL1YyV1He5N5SmLK (https://youtu.be/Jag7oTemldY?si=cL1YyV1He5N5SmLK)


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City matchday thread
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Monday, January 29, 2024, 22:24:17

talk of heavy metal football reminded me of heavy metal farmer by Bad News...
...I found something even more distributing

https://youtu.be/Jag7oTemldY?si=cL1YyV1He5N5SmLK (https://youtu.be/Jag7oTemldY?si=cL1YyV1He5N5SmLK)


Tbh, he's nearly got a decent screamo vocal there. More death/thrash metal style but it's often underappreciated how difficult it is to do vocals like that.

I wonder if we're signing him - give The Wurzels a decent run for their money  :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City matchday thread
Post by: Exiled Bob on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 03:47:49
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talk of heavy metal football reminded me of heavy metal farmer by Bad News (comic strip presents, spoof metal band, came out before Spinal Tap)
I thought I had seen all of the Bad News stuff but I had not heard of Heavy Metal Farmer before so I looked it up. It was actually originally called Drink 'Til I Die (I have the album  :) ), but was re-written as Heavy Metal Farmer on their Bootleg album. The original version can be seen and heard on this site:

https://www.loudersound.com/features/the-10-best-and-worst-bad-news-songs-queen-brian-may-jimmy-page-iron-maiden

Bootleg is available on Youtube. Heavy Metal Farmer is about 26:40 in:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eXyobWhzx4A (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eXyobWhzx4A)

Here they are performing the original at Donington:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CkRy4iAgsNg&pp=ygUYZHJpbmsgdGlsIGkgZGllIGJhZCBuZXdz (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CkRy4iAgsNg&pp=ygUYZHJpbmsgdGlsIGkgZGllIGJhZCBuZXdz)






Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City matchday thread
Post by: Qunk on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 06:04:59
Tbh, he's nearly got a decent screamo vocal there. More death/thrash metal style but it's often underappreciated how difficult it is to do vocals like that.

I wonder if we're signing him - give The Wurzels a decent run for their money  :pint:

Very difficult skill to do in the first place and then maintain, especially live (obviously).

First time I heard it done was when I got into Opeth at about 16. Mikael Akerfeld is the vocalist and while I donít think he can do it anymore, it was something to behold live. Not to everyoneís tastes of course, but I believe thatís the point!


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City matchday thread
Post by: Qunk on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 06:09:01
Very difficult skill to do in the first place and then maintain, especially live (obviously).

First time I heard it done was when I got into Opeth at about 16. Mikael Akerfeld is the vocalist and while I donít think he can do it anymore, it was something to behold live. Not to everyoneís tastes of course, but I believe thatís the point!

https://youtu.be/jXXxMk720kg?si=gqTWe0xbWuTD04mF


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City matchday thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 07:28:21
Quote from: Exiled Bob
[I thought I had seen all of the Bad News stuff but I had not heard of Heavy Metal Farmer before so I looked it up. It was actually originally called Drink 'Til I Die (I have the album  :) ),


interesting. I always thought they were separate songs.

"Give me another drink Mr Bartender
If you don't I'm going to stick your dick in a blender"


Title: Re: Swindon Town v Bradford City matchday thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 08:40:03
In defence of Grenouille Rouge, the context of their comment was ''in-play'', so was commenting as such. Easy to criticise a live comment in hindsight of course. I'm sure having reflected post match, RF will probably reassess n ;)

The comment was nearly 40 minutes into the game and he was playing pretty well, hence my "easy criticism".