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 11 
 on: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 18:10:50 
Started by 4D - Last post by Jimmy QuitMoaning
What could possibly go wrong ?.

With STFC you just never know😀

 12 
 on: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 18:08:42 
Started by 4D - Last post by swindonmaniac
Swindon 1 Stockport 2 Att: 9,050 (820 away)

Current form last 10 games
What could possibly go wrong ?.

 13 
 on: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 17:46:31 
Started by bigbobjoylove - Last post by The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey
So called New Deal will see the PL offer the EFL an additional 30m pa for 5 years. It cannot be spent on wages or transfers. Reduction of the parachute payments.

 14 
 on: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 17:04:09 
Started by Jimmy QuitMoaning - Last post by Jimmy QuitMoaning
Zonal marking may work for more experienced players but we're very good at leaving spaces for opposition players to move into unchallenged!

 15 
 on: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 16:38:29 
Started by Jimmy QuitMoaning - Last post by Batch
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Whilst many have said that the zonal marking is the issue, marking zonally is a good way of mitigating against having a smaller team as you get rid of one-v-one matchups

By replacing them with one-v-noone?!

 16 
 on: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 16:24:44 
Started by Jimmy QuitMoaning - Last post by The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey
Good explanation about the goals conceded from corners recently - Morris has previous!

https://www.totalswindon.com/sport/why-are-swindon-town-conceding-from-so-many-corners/

 17 
 on: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 16:10:04 
Started by Jimmy QuitMoaning - Last post by Jimmy QuitMoaning
Carrot chunks?

They make you see in the dark!

 18 
 on: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 16:08:09 
Started by Jimmy QuitMoaning - Last post by 4D
With more content😀

Carrot chunks?

 19 
 on: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 15:59:03 
Started by Jimmy QuitMoaning - Last post by Jimmy QuitMoaning
You have pretty much regurgitated what I said

With more content😀

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 on: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 15:52:11 
Started by Jimmy QuitMoaning - Last post by JoeMezz
As others have said, the 'moneyball' philosophy isn't necessarily wrong, just our approach on it has been. We've been too money-ball and have too high a % of players in the squad as 'players to develop.' Players will develop more by playing well and winning games than making mistakes and conceding crap goals (knocking confidence by not winning games).

The spine of the team is missing - regardless of developing talent, every good team has a big physical centre half, a ball-winning experienced midfielder and a striker who can put the ball in the back of the net. We have 1 out of the 3. Even the GK I'm not too convinced on - excellent shot stopper but how many of the corners that we've conceded have been free headers within the 6-yard box? Perhaps it wouldn't be as exposed if we had an Aidan Flint type centre half who wins the header at every corner, but some blame has to be portioned on Brynn IMO.

The frustrating thing is that there is clearly young talent in the squad (Clayton, Lavinier, Hutton, McEachran, Wakeling, Shade to an extent, Hepburn-Murphy), but they don't have the wise experienced heads to help them develop and help them to see out games. I don't think we're too many players short from having a promotion-capable squad, the issue is that the 4-5 that we need would be high-earners that the club clearly doesn't want to fund.

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