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  • New boss Kevin MacDonald sets out his vision for the club
  • MacDonald: "It was an offer I could never refuse."
  • Chairman Jed McCrory will back his new manager in the loan market
  • MacDonald keen to bring through young players

1:28pm

That concludes our coverage of today's press conference.

Join us for Matchday Live from 1.30pm tomorrow when the Kevin MacDonald era begins at Coventry.

1:27pm

 

1:19pm

1:19pm

MacDonald has now left to board the bus to travel to Coventry, and a new era at STFC is underway.

1:18pm

MacDonald has now left to board the bus to travel to Coventry, and a new era at STFC is underway.

1:17pm

12:56pm Fri 1 Mar 13

stfclondon says

I'm looking forward to Coventry tomorrow. Should be a great away following for the start of a new era.

MacDonald will begin his reign as Swindon manager against one of his former clubs.

1:16pm

The Scot has described Ryan Giggs, who has signed a new deal with Manchester United, as the 'perfect professional.'

1:15pm

MacDonald is now answering questions from Sky Sports on topics not involving Swindon Town, and has said Gareth Bale is his player of the Premier League season so far.

 

1:14pm

The new Town boss might look to go back to former club Aston Villa to bring in young players, but admitted that may be difficult with Paul Lambert using a lot of them in the first team.

1:13pm

MacDonald is pleased to have heard a positive reaction to his appointment.

1:12pm

Fast fingers

1:11pm

MacDonald will keep Fraser Digby and Michael Peacock at the club.

1:11pm

MacDonald has said Jed McCrory is as enthusiastic about football as he is.

1:09pm

McCrory also revealed he is keen for the club to field an U21 side.

1:09pm

Jed McCrory confirms there will be money to spend.

1:08pm

Town chairman Jed McCrory on MacDonald.

"He is perfect for this club, and has an unquestionable record. His credentials stand out as much as anybody.

"I had a three and a half meeting with Tommy Miller and Darren Ward, and I heard what they felt the club needed. Between us we went through a list and Kevin ticked all the boxes."

"Ian (Wright) is a friend and we had spoken to him over a position at the club, but Kevin has the experience and ticks all the boxes."

1:06pm

KM: "I had a nice little holiday and played a lot of golf, but I was getting fed up at home and my golf wasn't getting any better, so I wanted to get back."

1:05pm

KM: "Mark Cooper will be a very good number two for me, and at the moment that will be it for new staff coming in."

1:05pm

KM: "We haven't spoken (with Jed) about money, but if there is a player good enough I will ask him."

1:04pm

KM: "We will have to wait and see (about bringing in new players) but I will be looking at a lot of games to see if there are any players good enough to join these players."

1:03pm

KM: "Initially it is important to try and get victories for the first team, but then help to develop the young players."

1:03pm

KM: "Jed sold the club to me, and I need to see if I can be successful as a manager. The club want to develop their own players, and traditionally they have had young players come through."

1:02pm

KM: "Swindon have done very well under Paolo Di Canio, but there are a lot of other big teams in the league."

1:01pm

KM: "The main aim is to win every game, and hopefully that is enough to get us into the Championship next season."

1:01pm

KM: "Swindon are in a good position, and they have a good reputation for bringing young players through."

1:00pm

KM: "It was an offer I could never refuse. I met Jed and we got on like a house on fire."

1:00pm

We are underway

12:58pm

Scrap that delay, now looks like we are going to be starting early.

12:58pm

12:54pm

Hearing that the start of the press conference may be delayed for a few minutes as MacDonald works his way back from the training ground.

As well as the first team, the new Town boss also watched youth team training this morning.

12:53pm

12:49pm

Former Kettering and Peterborough boss Mark Cooper has been confirmed as MacDonald's assistant, but will not be attending today's press conference.

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12:47pm

YOUR SAY

What are your thoughts on MacDonald's appointment? Is he the right man for the job? What should be his priorities having taken over as boss? We want your views.

Get in touch via Twitter using #stfcadver, or comment in the box below.

12:45pm

Good afternoon everyone, on what is the dawn of a new era at Swindon Town Football Club.

Kevin MacDonald will be unveiled as the club's new manager at a press conference which is due to begin at 1pm today, replacing former boss Paolo Di Canio.

 

This Is Swindon Town FC: IN CHARGE: Kevin MacDonald

KEVIN MACDONALD

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10:52am Fri 1 Mar 13

Graham8181 says...

Old macdonald led Swindon,Eye aye eye aye ohh!
And with that team he won promotion, eye aye eye aye oh!!!
Old macdonald led Swindon,Eye aye eye aye ohh! And with that team he won promotion, eye aye eye aye oh!!! Graham8181
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10:54am Fri 1 Mar 13

Graham8181 says...

Need to get that team photo updated as well on main page ;)
Need to get that team photo updated as well on main page ;) Graham8181
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11:13am Fri 1 Mar 13

mallorca says...

Wish him every success in his new role especially with us fickle fans.
Hope he can indtall the discipline and confidence that is needed to guide us oneards and upwards
Wish him every success in his new role especially with us fickle fans. Hope he can indtall the discipline and confidence that is needed to guide us oneards and upwards mallorca
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11:28am Fri 1 Mar 13

old town robin says...

Well, with the appointment of terry Coopers son mark as assistant, it's answered my first question as to who the No 2 was going to be.

A bit of a chequered career playing for 17 clubs in the lower realms and not too much to shout about as a manager. But this job is as assistant, so hopefully he will know a bit about the opposition at this level and will advocate a stylish game plan and not the aweful kick and rush we have seen so much of just lately.

Next question what loanees is Kevin bringing in and when
Well, with the appointment of terry Coopers son mark as assistant, it's answered my first question as to who the No 2 was going to be. A bit of a chequered career playing for 17 clubs in the lower realms and not too much to shout about as a manager. But this job is as assistant, so hopefully he will know a bit about the opposition at this level and will advocate a stylish game plan and not the aweful kick and rush we have seen so much of just lately. Next question what loanees is Kevin bringing in and when old town robin
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11:42am Fri 1 Mar 13

EastleazeRed says...

old town robin wrote:
Well, with the appointment of terry Coopers son mark as assistant, it's answered my first question as to who the No 2 was going to be.

A bit of a chequered career playing for 17 clubs in the lower realms and not too much to shout about as a manager. But this job is as assistant, so hopefully he will know a bit about the opposition at this level and will advocate a stylish game plan and not the aweful kick and rush we have seen so much of just lately.

Next question what loanees is Kevin bringing in and when
Yeah thats going to be the acid test , what players will he get in on loan ? Been in the game for a long time and must have some top contacts , will be interesting. Steven Ireland please :-p
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Well, with the appointment of terry Coopers son mark as assistant, it's answered my first question as to who the No 2 was going to be. A bit of a chequered career playing for 17 clubs in the lower realms and not too much to shout about as a manager. But this job is as assistant, so hopefully he will know a bit about the opposition at this level and will advocate a stylish game plan and not the aweful kick and rush we have seen so much of just lately. Next question what loanees is Kevin bringing in and when[/p][/quote]Yeah thats going to be the acid test , what players will he get in on loan ? Been in the game for a long time and must have some top contacts , will be interesting. Steven Ireland please :-p EastleazeRed
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11:49am Fri 1 Mar 13

redtilldead says...

I hate the word unveil - they wont unveil him - they will announce him, confirm him, more likely APPOINT him but they wont unveil him.

Anyway once appointed, confirmed and presented to the press good luck. Be strong and lets forget the self publicist we've had recently whatever his name was. COYR
I hate the word unveil - they wont unveil him - they will announce him, confirm him, more likely APPOINT him but they wont unveil him. Anyway once appointed, confirmed and presented to the press good luck. Be strong and lets forget the self publicist we've had recently whatever his name was. COYR redtilldead
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11:50am Fri 1 Mar 13

ciclosporindorset says...

Welcome aboard Kevin. I am sure every true stfc supporter will welcome you and the opportunity to allow your footballing coaching skills to flourish and take the club into the championship. Your ability with younger players will be key in enabling the stated goals of the new board to be achieved. I for one am delighted as you are well regarded as a coach at prem level and the contacts you bring may be helpful as well. congratulations on your appointment.
Welcome aboard Kevin. I am sure every true stfc supporter will welcome you and the opportunity to allow your footballing coaching skills to flourish and take the club into the championship. Your ability with younger players will be key in enabling the stated goals of the new board to be achieved. I for one am delighted as you are well regarded as a coach at prem level and the contacts you bring may be helpful as well. congratulations on your appointment. ciclosporindorset
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11:53am Fri 1 Mar 13

honeypot123 says...

In the words of my 6yr old lad 'Old macDonald had a team EIEIO, and up the football league we went EIEIO'
In the words of my 6yr old lad 'Old macDonald had a team EIEIO, and up the football league we went EIEIO' honeypot123
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12:06pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Oxon-Red says...

Welcome to Swindon Town Football Club.

I hope you won't be judged solely on the next 12 games, I certainly won't. The depleted squad are all you have to work with on Saturday and all you can do is your best.

I hope you can bring in 3/4 good loans in the next few days to help improve our chances.

Good Luck :-)

COYMR
Welcome to Swindon Town Football Club. I hope you won't be judged solely on the next 12 games, I certainly won't. The depleted squad are all you have to work with on Saturday and all you can do is your best. I hope you can bring in 3/4 good loans in the next few days to help improve our chances. Good Luck :-) COYMR Oxon-Red
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12:07pm Fri 1 Mar 13

PigHill says...

redtilldead wrote:
I hate the word unveil - they wont unveil him - they will announce him, confirm him, more likely APPOINT him but they wont unveil him. Anyway once appointed, confirmed and presented to the press good luck. Be strong and lets forget the self publicist we've had recently whatever his name was. COYR
Well said redtilldead. lets forget about the self publicist. Re; the unveiling, maybe they're going to pull a sheet off of him in the press conference!
[quote][p][bold]redtilldead[/bold] wrote: I hate the word unveil - they wont unveil him - they will announce him, confirm him, more likely APPOINT him but they wont unveil him. Anyway once appointed, confirmed and presented to the press good luck. Be strong and lets forget the self publicist we've had recently whatever his name was. COYR[/p][/quote]Well said redtilldead. lets forget about the self publicist. Re; the unveiling, maybe they're going to pull a sheet off of him in the press conference! PigHill
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12:34pm Fri 1 Mar 13

hertz says...

I had in Mind .
Town End : Kevin MacDonald has a team .
South Stand : ST , ST , FC
Town End : And in his team he has a keeeper.
South Stand : Wes leee ,Wes Lee Weslee

Ands so on .
Cider me up Nurse .
I had in Mind . Town End : Kevin MacDonald has a team . South Stand : ST , ST , FC Town End : And in his team he has a keeeper. South Stand : Wes leee ,Wes Lee Weslee Ands so on . Cider me up Nurse . hertz
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12:40pm Fri 1 Mar 13

London Red says...

Depleated maybe - but rejuvinated certainly!
.
KM and MC may not have a chance to really influence things tomorrow in terms of selection of the starting XI and tatics (likely to seek advice from TM/DW) - but the fact they will be on the touchline and will control the subs will give the players a kick up the arse
.
All have clean slates now so will want to ensure they stay in if given a shot
.
My team would be
.
Fodders
Thompson Ward Flint McEveley
Roberts Macca Miller Williams
Collins Rooney
.
Bench
Bedwell
Devera (if fit enough) or Oakley
Ferry (if fit enough)
Navarro
Rooney
RDV
Thompson.L
Depleated maybe - but rejuvinated certainly! . KM and MC may not have a chance to really influence things tomorrow in terms of selection of the starting XI and tatics (likely to seek advice from TM/DW) - but the fact they will be on the touchline and will control the subs will give the players a kick up the arse . All have clean slates now so will want to ensure they stay in if given a shot . My team would be . Fodders Thompson Ward Flint McEveley Roberts Macca Miller Williams Collins Rooney . Bench Bedwell Devera (if fit enough) or Oakley Ferry (if fit enough) Navarro Rooney RDV Thompson.L London Red
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12:44pm Fri 1 Mar 13

tobruk says...

London Red wrote:
Depleated maybe - but rejuvinated certainly!
.
KM and MC may not have a chance to really influence things tomorrow in terms of selection of the starting XI and tatics (likely to seek advice from TM/DW) - but the fact they will be on the touchline and will control the subs will give the players a kick up the arse
.
All have clean slates now so will want to ensure they stay in if given a shot
.
My team would be
.
Fodders
Thompson Ward Flint McEveley
Roberts Macca Miller Williams
Collins Rooney
.
Bench
Bedwell
Devera (if fit enough) or Oakley
Ferry (if fit enough)
Navarro
Rooney
RDV
Thompson.L
I'd put Raffa in right from the start.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Depleated maybe - but rejuvinated certainly! . KM and MC may not have a chance to really influence things tomorrow in terms of selection of the starting XI and tatics (likely to seek advice from TM/DW) - but the fact they will be on the touchline and will control the subs will give the players a kick up the arse . All have clean slates now so will want to ensure they stay in if given a shot . My team would be . Fodders Thompson Ward Flint McEveley Roberts Macca Miller Williams Collins Rooney . Bench Bedwell Devera (if fit enough) or Oakley Ferry (if fit enough) Navarro Rooney RDV Thompson.L[/p][/quote]I'd put Raffa in right from the start. tobruk
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12:46pm Fri 1 Mar 13

stigger says...

London Red wrote:
Depleated maybe - but rejuvinated certainly!
.
KM and MC may not have a chance to really influence things tomorrow in terms of selection of the starting XI and tatics (likely to seek advice from TM/DW) - but the fact they will be on the touchline and will control the subs will give the players a kick up the arse
.
All have clean slates now so will want to ensure they stay in if given a shot
.
My team would be
.
Fodders
Thompson Ward Flint McEveley
Roberts Macca Miller Williams
Collins Rooney
.
Bench
Bedwell
Devera (if fit enough) or Oakley
Ferry (if fit enough)
Navarro
Rooney
RDV
Thompson.L
agree with that except i'd start Ferry if he's fit enough to start as he is easily our best CM but appreciate you have him on bench as been carrying a knock
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Depleated maybe - but rejuvinated certainly! . KM and MC may not have a chance to really influence things tomorrow in terms of selection of the starting XI and tatics (likely to seek advice from TM/DW) - but the fact they will be on the touchline and will control the subs will give the players a kick up the arse . All have clean slates now so will want to ensure they stay in if given a shot . My team would be . Fodders Thompson Ward Flint McEveley Roberts Macca Miller Williams Collins Rooney . Bench Bedwell Devera (if fit enough) or Oakley Ferry (if fit enough) Navarro Rooney RDV Thompson.L[/p][/quote]agree with that except i'd start Ferry if he's fit enough to start as he is easily our best CM but appreciate you have him on bench as been carrying a knock stigger
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12:50pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Lazaat says...

tobruk wrote:
London Red wrote:
Depleated maybe - but rejuvinated certainly!
.
KM and MC may not have a chance to really influence things tomorrow in terms of selection of the starting XI and tatics (likely to seek advice from TM/DW) - but the fact they will be on the touchline and will control the subs will give the players a kick up the arse
.
All have clean slates now so will want to ensure they stay in if given a shot
.
My team would be
.
Fodders
Thompson Ward Flint McEveley
Roberts Macca Miller Williams
Collins Rooney
.
Bench
Bedwell
Devera (if fit enough) or Oakley
Ferry (if fit enough)
Navarro
Rooney
RDV
Thompson.L
I'd put Raffa in right from the start.
Yes I like that team, but would have Williams up front with A Rooney on the bench and D Vita in Midfield, but agree 4-4-2 formation. I just phoned Swindon ticket office and the guy said nearly 2,400 tickets already been sold for tomorrow with another 500 odd going up and paying at the ground. He said no need for tickets so if anyone is thinking of going you don't need a ticket...we should have about 3,000 fans there which is impressive!
[quote][p][bold]tobruk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Depleated maybe - but rejuvinated certainly! . KM and MC may not have a chance to really influence things tomorrow in terms of selection of the starting XI and tatics (likely to seek advice from TM/DW) - but the fact they will be on the touchline and will control the subs will give the players a kick up the arse . All have clean slates now so will want to ensure they stay in if given a shot . My team would be . Fodders Thompson Ward Flint McEveley Roberts Macca Miller Williams Collins Rooney . Bench Bedwell Devera (if fit enough) or Oakley Ferry (if fit enough) Navarro Rooney RDV Thompson.L[/p][/quote]I'd put Raffa in right from the start.[/p][/quote]Yes I like that team, but would have Williams up front with A Rooney on the bench and D Vita in Midfield, but agree 4-4-2 formation. I just phoned Swindon ticket office and the guy said nearly 2,400 tickets already been sold for tomorrow with another 500 odd going up and paying at the ground. He said no need for tickets so if anyone is thinking of going you don't need a ticket...we should have about 3,000 fans there which is impressive! Lazaat
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12:56pm Fri 1 Mar 13

stfclondon says...

I'm looking forward to Coventry tomorrow. Should be a great away following for the start of a new era.
I'm looking forward to Coventry tomorrow. Should be a great away following for the start of a new era. stfclondon
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12:59pm Fri 1 Mar 13

RogerJ1969 says...

hertz wrote:
I had in Mind . Town End : Kevin MacDonald has a team . South Stand : ST , ST , FC Town End : And in his team he has a keeeper. South Stand : Wes leee ,Wes Lee Weslee Ands so on . Cider me up Nurse .
Already cidered up by the look of it!!!
[quote][p][bold]hertz[/bold] wrote: I had in Mind . Town End : Kevin MacDonald has a team . South Stand : ST , ST , FC Town End : And in his team he has a keeeper. South Stand : Wes leee ,Wes Lee Weslee Ands so on . Cider me up Nurse .[/p][/quote]Already cidered up by the look of it!!! RogerJ1969
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1:04pm Fri 1 Mar 13

RogerJ1969 says...

Lazaat wrote:
tobruk wrote:
London Red wrote: Depleated maybe - but rejuvinated certainly! . KM and MC may not have a chance to really influence things tomorrow in terms of selection of the starting XI and tatics (likely to seek advice from TM/DW) - but the fact they will be on the touchline and will control the subs will give the players a kick up the arse . All have clean slates now so will want to ensure they stay in if given a shot . My team would be . Fodders Thompson Ward Flint McEveley Roberts Macca Miller Williams Collins Rooney . Bench Bedwell Devera (if fit enough) or Oakley Ferry (if fit enough) Navarro Rooney RDV Thompson.L
I'd put Raffa in right from the start.
Yes I like that team, but would have Williams up front with A Rooney on the bench and D Vita in Midfield, but agree 4-4-2 formation. I just phoned Swindon ticket office and the guy said nearly 2,400 tickets already been sold for tomorrow with another 500 odd going up and paying at the ground. He said no need for tickets so if anyone is thinking of going you don't need a ticket...we should have about 3,000 fans there which is impressive!
Macca worries me lately, may either get sent off or give a pen away (or both).
I think Ferry may have been almost ready but rested on Tuesday. If fit will be in for Macca, Club Captain of not.
Liked Willo wide right, more space for his ball skills, to tight in the middle I feel.
Maybe Rafa for Roberts to start with.
[quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tobruk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Depleated maybe - but rejuvinated certainly! . KM and MC may not have a chance to really influence things tomorrow in terms of selection of the starting XI and tatics (likely to seek advice from TM/DW) - but the fact they will be on the touchline and will control the subs will give the players a kick up the arse . All have clean slates now so will want to ensure they stay in if given a shot . My team would be . Fodders Thompson Ward Flint McEveley Roberts Macca Miller Williams Collins Rooney . Bench Bedwell Devera (if fit enough) or Oakley Ferry (if fit enough) Navarro Rooney RDV Thompson.L[/p][/quote]I'd put Raffa in right from the start.[/p][/quote]Yes I like that team, but would have Williams up front with A Rooney on the bench and D Vita in Midfield, but agree 4-4-2 formation. I just phoned Swindon ticket office and the guy said nearly 2,400 tickets already been sold for tomorrow with another 500 odd going up and paying at the ground. He said no need for tickets so if anyone is thinking of going you don't need a ticket...we should have about 3,000 fans there which is impressive![/p][/quote]Macca worries me lately, may either get sent off or give a pen away (or both). I think Ferry may have been almost ready but rested on Tuesday. If fit will be in for Macca, Club Captain of not. Liked Willo wide right, more space for his ball skills, to tight in the middle I feel. Maybe Rafa for Roberts to start with. RogerJ1969
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1:12pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Med Red says...

"We will have to wait and see (about bringing in new players)".... we haven't got time to wait and see!! With Ferry out injured our midfield desperately needs strengthening, McDonald should try and resurrect the loan deal for Pack, without delay.
"We will have to wait and see (about bringing in new players)".... we haven't got time to wait and see!! With Ferry out injured our midfield desperately needs strengthening, McDonald should try and resurrect the loan deal for Pack, without delay. Med Red
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1:14pm Fri 1 Mar 13

igiwigi says...

What about giving Luke Rooney a first team place Mr Mcdonald


He has great potentential!!!
What about giving Luke Rooney a first team place Mr Mcdonald He has great potentential!!! igiwigi
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1:14pm Fri 1 Mar 13

STFC 67 says...

Just listened to the Press Conference and I am far from convinced about any of it . Hope to be convinced by the end of the season !
Just listened to the Press Conference and I am far from convinced about any of it . Hope to be convinced by the end of the season ! STFC 67
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1:17pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Oxon-Red says...

RogerJ1969 wrote:
Lazaat wrote:
tobruk wrote:
London Red wrote: Depleated maybe - but rejuvinated certainly! . KM and MC may not have a chance to really influence things tomorrow in terms of selection of the starting XI and tatics (likely to seek advice from TM/DW) - but the fact they will be on the touchline and will control the subs will give the players a kick up the arse . All have clean slates now so will want to ensure they stay in if given a shot . My team would be . Fodders Thompson Ward Flint McEveley Roberts Macca Miller Williams Collins Rooney . Bench Bedwell Devera (if fit enough) or Oakley Ferry (if fit enough) Navarro Rooney RDV Thompson.L
I'd put Raffa in right from the start.
Yes I like that team, but would have Williams up front with A Rooney on the bench and D Vita in Midfield, but agree 4-4-2 formation. I just phoned Swindon ticket office and the guy said nearly 2,400 tickets already been sold for tomorrow with another 500 odd going up and paying at the ground. He said no need for tickets so if anyone is thinking of going you don't need a ticket...we should have about 3,000 fans there which is impressive!
Macca worries me lately, may either get sent off or give a pen away (or both). I think Ferry may have been almost ready but rested on Tuesday. If fit will be in for Macca, Club Captain of not. Liked Willo wide right, more space for his ball skills, to tight in the middle I feel. Maybe Rafa for Roberts to start with.
If Ferry is not fit I would like to see the 11 we finished with on Tuesday but have Roberts in for Luke Rooney.

I like Raffa but he hasn't turned up in the last two games. Williams on the wing sounds good to me, he is the only player we have that is willing to run at defences.

Unless Ferry is 100% fit I would prefer to see him given a break so he can give us 11 games rather than 1 or 2.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tobruk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Depleated maybe - but rejuvinated certainly! . KM and MC may not have a chance to really influence things tomorrow in terms of selection of the starting XI and tatics (likely to seek advice from TM/DW) - but the fact they will be on the touchline and will control the subs will give the players a kick up the arse . All have clean slates now so will want to ensure they stay in if given a shot . My team would be . Fodders Thompson Ward Flint McEveley Roberts Macca Miller Williams Collins Rooney . Bench Bedwell Devera (if fit enough) or Oakley Ferry (if fit enough) Navarro Rooney RDV Thompson.L[/p][/quote]I'd put Raffa in right from the start.[/p][/quote]Yes I like that team, but would have Williams up front with A Rooney on the bench and D Vita in Midfield, but agree 4-4-2 formation. I just phoned Swindon ticket office and the guy said nearly 2,400 tickets already been sold for tomorrow with another 500 odd going up and paying at the ground. He said no need for tickets so if anyone is thinking of going you don't need a ticket...we should have about 3,000 fans there which is impressive![/p][/quote]Macca worries me lately, may either get sent off or give a pen away (or both). I think Ferry may have been almost ready but rested on Tuesday. If fit will be in for Macca, Club Captain of not. Liked Willo wide right, more space for his ball skills, to tight in the middle I feel. Maybe Rafa for Roberts to start with.[/p][/quote]If Ferry is not fit I would like to see the 11 we finished with on Tuesday but have Roberts in for Luke Rooney. I like Raffa but he hasn't turned up in the last two games. Williams on the wing sounds good to me, he is the only player we have that is willing to run at defences. Unless Ferry is 100% fit I would prefer to see him given a break so he can give us 11 games rather than 1 or 2. COYMR Oxon-Red
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1:21pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Med Red says...

Was that it.... not impressed!!
Was that it.... not impressed!! Med Red
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1:22pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Wonder Strike says...

I'm pleased they are going to give youth a chance. He will need some involvement with the youth team to ensure all players senior and youths are trained and learning to play the same way.
I'm pleased they are going to give youth a chance. He will need some involvement with the youth team to ensure all players senior and youths are trained and learning to play the same way. Wonder Strike
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1:22pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bhred says...

Desperately hoping Ferry will be fit as very little creativity without him
Can someone please explain to me Williams credentials for selection on the wing? Is it because he can run fast?
He has no footballing brain whatsover, get's bundled off the ball far easier than he should do and on the odd occasion he has used his pace to good effect it's typically to create an opportunity for himself and we all know what happens next!!
Drop Williams, Navarro, Miller Devita
Move Macca to midfield hopefully alongside Ferry, Thompson and the two Rooneys to start. Our strongest team at present
Desperately hoping Ferry will be fit as very little creativity without him Can someone please explain to me Williams credentials for selection on the wing? Is it because he can run fast? He has no footballing brain whatsover, get's bundled off the ball far easier than he should do and on the odd occasion he has used his pace to good effect it's typically to create an opportunity for himself and we all know what happens next!! Drop Williams, Navarro, Miller Devita Move Macca to midfield hopefully alongside Ferry, Thompson and the two Rooneys to start. Our strongest team at present bhred
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1:24pm Fri 1 Mar 13

stfcknowitall says...

87% on the adver poll approve of our new manager then!

Im very happy with this appointment and I just hope all us fans give Kevin a chance. A draw tomorrrow wouldn't disappoint me at all.

Welcome aboard Kevin I wish you every success with our great club!!
87% on the adver poll approve of our new manager then! Im very happy with this appointment and I just hope all us fans give Kevin a chance. A draw tomorrrow wouldn't disappoint me at all. Welcome aboard Kevin I wish you every success with our great club!! stfcknowitall
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1:27pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Oxon-Red says...

bhred wrote:
Desperately hoping Ferry will be fit as very little creativity without him Can someone please explain to me Williams credentials for selection on the wing? Is it because he can run fast? He has no footballing brain whatsover, get's bundled off the ball far easier than he should do and on the odd occasion he has used his pace to good effect it's typically to create an opportunity for himself and we all know what happens next!! Drop Williams, Navarro, Miller Devita Move Macca to midfield hopefully alongside Ferry, Thompson and the two Rooneys to start. Our strongest team at present
Who created the chance for Tommy Miller early on on Tuesday ?

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]bhred[/bold] wrote: Desperately hoping Ferry will be fit as very little creativity without him Can someone please explain to me Williams credentials for selection on the wing? Is it because he can run fast? He has no footballing brain whatsover, get's bundled off the ball far easier than he should do and on the odd occasion he has used his pace to good effect it's typically to create an opportunity for himself and we all know what happens next!! Drop Williams, Navarro, Miller Devita Move Macca to midfield hopefully alongside Ferry, Thompson and the two Rooneys to start. Our strongest team at present[/p][/quote]Who created the chance for Tommy Miller early on on Tuesday ? COYMR Oxon-Red
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1:30pm Fri 1 Mar 13

sp1dersw3b says...

Med Red wrote:
Was that it.... not impressed!!
What else did you expect?

Fireworks, lights, dancing girls, a whole new squad with Premier experience, new stadium plans, lower ticket prices, new sponsor details, 18 month plan for European football?

Give the guy a chance he has been in the job for just a few hours!
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: Was that it.... not impressed!![/p][/quote]What else did you expect? Fireworks, lights, dancing girls, a whole new squad with Premier experience, new stadium plans, lower ticket prices, new sponsor details, 18 month plan for European football? Give the guy a chance he has been in the job for just a few hours! sp1dersw3b
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1:34pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bhred says...

Oxon-Red
There's an old saying which goes 'one swallow doesn't make a summer!
In exactly the same vein, if he hangs around goal long enough he'll likely get the old goal here and there. His conversion rate is the worst of any forward i've ever seen
Oxon-Red There's an old saying which goes 'one swallow doesn't make a summer! In exactly the same vein, if he hangs around goal long enough he'll likely get the old goal here and there. His conversion rate is the worst of any forward i've ever seen bhred
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1:36pm Fri 1 Mar 13

London Red says...

bhred - I take it you have not seen a single game then this season to ask that question
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Williams has everything - except the ability to put the ball in the net
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He has excellent control, skills to beat people and as you said is lightening quick to worry the opposition
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That is why he is more suited to the wing (thus Yeovil played him mainly there!)
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Plus as others have pointed out RDV has gone off the boil so probably needs a game or 2 out to shake him up a bit - he certainly plays better when he has the fear of being dropped (which disappeared with Ritchie!)
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Luke could be given a shot - but is probably lacking match fitness so that is why I suggested him on the bench and Williams out wide
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I'm with Oxon - don't risk Ferry if not fit - point is not the end of the world tomorrow so would rather we grind that out and let KM work qwith the squad for Walsall and then hopefully have a fit Ferry back for the remaining 11 games
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Also what do people really expect from these press conferences?
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It was the same last week - it is only ever going to be a quick affair - especially as the team are already on the road!
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I'd rather he was out watching the first and youth team today to see what we have than answering pointless questions on Garath Bale!
bhred - I take it you have not seen a single game then this season to ask that question . Williams has everything - except the ability to put the ball in the net . He has excellent control, skills to beat people and as you said is lightening quick to worry the opposition . That is why he is more suited to the wing (thus Yeovil played him mainly there!) . Plus as others have pointed out RDV has gone off the boil so probably needs a game or 2 out to shake him up a bit - he certainly plays better when he has the fear of being dropped (which disappeared with Ritchie!) . Luke could be given a shot - but is probably lacking match fitness so that is why I suggested him on the bench and Williams out wide . I'm with Oxon - don't risk Ferry if not fit - point is not the end of the world tomorrow so would rather we grind that out and let KM work qwith the squad for Walsall and then hopefully have a fit Ferry back for the remaining 11 games . Also what do people really expect from these press conferences? . It was the same last week - it is only ever going to be a quick affair - especially as the team are already on the road! . I'd rather he was out watching the first and youth team today to see what we have than answering pointless questions on Garath Bale! London Red
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1:43pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Park North Red says...

Sounds a very sincere guy and one that will want to put his mark on things ASAP. Good luck Kevin and Mark I hope you can take us on now and try to clinch that promotion
Sounds a very sincere guy and one that will want to put his mark on things ASAP. Good luck Kevin and Mark I hope you can take us on now and try to clinch that promotion Park North Red
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1:46pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bhred says...

Seen every home game, enough to tell me that on balance, Williams was yet another poor signing by PDC
Seen every home game, enough to tell me that on balance, Williams was yet another poor signing by PDC bhred
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1:47pm Fri 1 Mar 13

SouthcoastRed says...

Welcome aboard. Sounds very positive and I'm happy with the swift nature of this appointment.
Anymore dilly dallying would have cost us more points. The good ship STFC has its rudder back.

Well done wardy and miller for stepping up in the interim.

Although it may have been fun to have Ian wright wright wright would I don't think now is the 'wright' time. A steady, experienced level head is what's needed and I feel that's what we've got. Wrighty just wouldn't have the time to dedicate himself to our cause.

Despite my current reservations around Pdc - he did work bl@@dy hard.

Come on u reds!!! Final push now
Welcome aboard. Sounds very positive and I'm happy with the swift nature of this appointment. Anymore dilly dallying would have cost us more points. The good ship STFC has its rudder back. Well done wardy and miller for stepping up in the interim. Although it may have been fun to have Ian wright wright wright would I don't think now is the 'wright' time. A steady, experienced level head is what's needed and I feel that's what we've got. Wrighty just wouldn't have the time to dedicate himself to our cause. Despite my current reservations around Pdc - he did work bl@@dy hard. Come on u reds!!! Final push now SouthcoastRed
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1:50pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Oxon-Red says...

bhred wrote:
Oxon-Red There's an old saying which goes 'one swallow doesn't make a summer! In exactly the same vein, if he hangs around goal long enough he'll likely get the old goal here and there. His conversion rate is the worst of any forward i've ever seen
Only 10 players who have scored more so far this season in League one. He has missed some chances and his shooting could be better but it is his pace that has placed him in these situations and his willingness to run at defences.

Both Raffa and Roberts do not attack their fullbacks often enough probably due to lack of pace. To often they have a go only to turn and pass the ball inside or back with no ball into the box as a result .

We desparately needed someone on Tuesday that could get in behind their defence, the aerial bombardment was too easy and predictable. When Williams switched and the Rooneys came on we started to do that. Our best chances came in that final 15-20 minutes.

Not sure it was one swallow it was one example.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]bhred[/bold] wrote: Oxon-Red There's an old saying which goes 'one swallow doesn't make a summer! In exactly the same vein, if he hangs around goal long enough he'll likely get the old goal here and there. His conversion rate is the worst of any forward i've ever seen[/p][/quote]Only 10 players who have scored more so far this season in League one. He has missed some chances and his shooting could be better but it is his pace that has placed him in these situations and his willingness to run at defences. Both Raffa and Roberts do not attack their fullbacks often enough probably due to lack of pace. To often they have a go only to turn and pass the ball inside or back with no ball into the box as a result . We desparately needed someone on Tuesday that could get in behind their defence, the aerial bombardment was too easy and predictable. When Williams switched and the Rooneys came on we started to do that. Our best chances came in that final 15-20 minutes. Not sure it was one swallow it was one example. COYMR Oxon-Red
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1:51pm Fri 1 Mar 13

stfcknowitall says...

My team for tomorrow:

Foderingham
N. Thompson, Ward, Flint, Macca
RDV, Miller, Ferry, Roberts,
A. Rooney, Collins.

Bench:

Bedwell
Navarro
Roberts
L. Rooney
Mcceverly
Devera
Williams

COYD'S!!
My team for tomorrow: Foderingham N. Thompson, Ward, Flint, Macca RDV, Miller, Ferry, Roberts, A. Rooney, Collins. Bench: Bedwell Navarro Roberts L. Rooney Mcceverly Devera Williams COYD'S!! stfcknowitall
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1:52pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bhred says...

By the way LR - he's got everything but the ability to score...made me chuckle
Great news...we've signed a striker who can't score...doh!!
By the way LR - he's got everything but the ability to score...made me chuckle Great news...we've signed a striker who can't score...doh!! bhred
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1:54pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bhred says...

Oxon Red
The switch of Williams to wing v Bury had absolutely no bearing whatsoever on an improved final 15 minutes.
Oxon Red The switch of Williams to wing v Bury had absolutely no bearing whatsoever on an improved final 15 minutes. bhred
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1:58pm Fri 1 Mar 13

the wizard says...

Nice to see others now realising Williams is better suited to being on the wing. I would put Raffa in up front second half if A Rooney is unable to capitalise. Raffa being a striker anyway.

Things seem to be coming together well and not to much notice should be attached the scoreline. things are bound to change, they always do under fresh eyes. Its far from doom and gloom, and what if... we don't go up, well big shame, but at least we will have a team to support next season and I for one am very grateful of that.

Jed has surprised a few, and I'm glad he has, he is not letting the grass grow, nor is he dwelling in the recent past, he has moved the club on well and in good manner, and deserves praise for that, under some daunting circumstances he has continued to go forward in a quieter manner to which we have become accustomed, perhaps not a bad thing.
Nice to see others now realising Williams is better suited to being on the wing. I would put Raffa in up front second half if A Rooney is unable to capitalise. Raffa being a striker anyway. Things seem to be coming together well and not to much notice should be attached the scoreline. things are bound to change, they always do under fresh eyes. Its far from doom and gloom, and what if... we don't go up, well big shame, but at least we will have a team to support next season and I for one am very grateful of that. Jed has surprised a few, and I'm glad he has, he is not letting the grass grow, nor is he dwelling in the recent past, he has moved the club on well and in good manner, and deserves praise for that, under some daunting circumstances he has continued to go forward in a quieter manner to which we have become accustomed, perhaps not a bad thing. the wizard
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2:01pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Stilloyal says...

TBH I'm not overawed by the comments made by Macca, especially when he said he won't be looking to bring players in unless there are more injuries.
Jeez we are down to bare bones now, we have no central midfield and we have strikers who can't score ( currently).
We are desperate for a playmaker with Ferry being injured and a goalscoring striker.
TBH I'm not overawed by the comments made by Macca, especially when he said he won't be looking to bring players in unless there are more injuries. Jeez we are down to bare bones now, we have no central midfield and we have strikers who can't score ( currently). We are desperate for a playmaker with Ferry being injured and a goalscoring striker. Stilloyal
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2:05pm Fri 1 Mar 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Welcome to our precious club Kevin.
If you can get the boys back to playing attractive football on the ground with the confidence they had before also, you'll do well. However, if you allow them to continue with this hoofing from the back rather than quality build ups with one touch passing on the floor etc, you do not stand a chance of winning this league.
Also I have to say that the right hand side is much more productive with Nathan Thompson taking the ball forward and Macca in the middle of defence. Devita is usually good on the left so lets keep working with him as a starter with Luke Rooney as back up. Williams is not scoring goals so it needs to be Collins and Rooney up front with options on the bench.
I would also like to see Luke Rooney used on the left wing, Roberts on the right and Devita up front with Collins. Devita in my opinion is likely to score goals given half a chance so why not try this out?
Anyway, no hoofball at least would be a good start.
Good luck tomorrow to all the lads and the new boss.
Welcome to our precious club Kevin. If you can get the boys back to playing attractive football on the ground with the confidence they had before also, you'll do well. However, if you allow them to continue with this hoofing from the back rather than quality build ups with one touch passing on the floor etc, you do not stand a chance of winning this league. Also I have to say that the right hand side is much more productive with Nathan Thompson taking the ball forward and Macca in the middle of defence. Devita is usually good on the left so lets keep working with him as a starter with Luke Rooney as back up. Williams is not scoring goals so it needs to be Collins and Rooney up front with options on the bench. I would also like to see Luke Rooney used on the left wing, Roberts on the right and Devita up front with Collins. Devita in my opinion is likely to score goals given half a chance so why not try this out? Anyway, no hoofball at least would be a good start. Good luck tomorrow to all the lads and the new boss. MARK TITCOMBE
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2:06pm Fri 1 Mar 13

gaz2612 says...

Good luck to the new management, and well done to Jed McCrory for moving quickly to get a new manager.
Tuesday nights display showed that we need guidance from the bench.
I am looking forward to tomorrow, but I was not impressed with Mcceverley, and feel our best performances have been with Macca at left back. Williams runs a lot, but his first touch lets him down plus his lack of goals. I would start with both Rooneys,hopefully Simon is fit and RDV should also start. Navarro is either unfit or just not good enough.
My team:
Foderingham,N. Thompson,Flint,Ward,
Macca,L.Rooney,RDV,M
iller,Ferry(if fit or Roberts)Collins and A. Rooney.
COYR
Good luck to the new management, and well done to Jed McCrory for moving quickly to get a new manager. Tuesday nights display showed that we need guidance from the bench. I am looking forward to tomorrow, but I was not impressed with Mcceverley, and feel our best performances have been with Macca at left back. Williams runs a lot, but his first touch lets him down plus his lack of goals. I would start with both Rooneys,hopefully Simon is fit and RDV should also start. Navarro is either unfit or just not good enough. My team: Foderingham,N. Thompson,Flint,Ward, Macca,L.Rooney,RDV,M iller,Ferry(if fit or Roberts)Collins and A. Rooney. COYR gaz2612
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2:07pm Fri 1 Mar 13

stfclondon says...

Med Red wrote:
Was that it.... not impressed!!
Surprise surprise!
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: Was that it.... not impressed!![/p][/quote]Surprise surprise! stfclondon
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2:10pm Fri 1 Mar 13

NewburyRobin says...

Looking forward to watching the first game under K Mac at The Ricoh. Decided to book in at The De Vere on site, they offered a great football package. Should be a smashing weekend in Coventry. COYRedssssssss.
Looking forward to watching the first game under K Mac at The Ricoh. Decided to book in at The De Vere on site, they offered a great football package. Should be a smashing weekend in Coventry. COYRedssssssss. NewburyRobin
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2:10pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Oxon-Red says...

bhred wrote:
Oxon Red The switch of Williams to wing v Bury had absolutely no bearing whatsoever on an improved final 15 minutes.
Okay, what did ?
[quote][p][bold]bhred[/bold] wrote: Oxon Red The switch of Williams to wing v Bury had absolutely no bearing whatsoever on an improved final 15 minutes.[/p][/quote]Okay, what did ? Oxon-Red
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2:13pm Fri 1 Mar 13

The Jockster says...

RogerJ1969 wrote:
Lazaat wrote:
tobruk wrote:
London Red wrote: Depleated maybe - but rejuvinated certainly! . KM and MC may not have a chance to really influence things tomorrow in terms of selection of the starting XI and tatics (likely to seek advice from TM/DW) - but the fact they will be on the touchline and will control the subs will give the players a kick up the arse . All have clean slates now so will want to ensure they stay in if given a shot . My team would be . Fodders Thompson Ward Flint McEveley Roberts Macca Miller Williams Collins Rooney . Bench Bedwell Devera (if fit enough) or Oakley Ferry (if fit enough) Navarro Rooney RDV Thompson.L
I'd put Raffa in right from the start.
Yes I like that team, but would have Williams up front with A Rooney on the bench and D Vita in Midfield, but agree 4-4-2 formation. I just phoned Swindon ticket office and the guy said nearly 2,400 tickets already been sold for tomorrow with another 500 odd going up and paying at the ground. He said no need for tickets so if anyone is thinking of going you don't need a ticket...we should have about 3,000 fans there which is impressive!
Macca worries me lately, may either get sent off or give a pen away (or both).
I think Ferry may have been almost ready but rested on Tuesday. If fit will be in for Macca, Club Captain of not.
Liked Willo wide right, more space for his ball skills, to tight in the middle I feel.
Maybe Rafa for Roberts to start with.
Wilma's got ball skills ? Where's she been hiding those in the last few games then?
[quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tobruk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Depleated maybe - but rejuvinated certainly! . KM and MC may not have a chance to really influence things tomorrow in terms of selection of the starting XI and tatics (likely to seek advice from TM/DW) - but the fact they will be on the touchline and will control the subs will give the players a kick up the arse . All have clean slates now so will want to ensure they stay in if given a shot . My team would be . Fodders Thompson Ward Flint McEveley Roberts Macca Miller Williams Collins Rooney . Bench Bedwell Devera (if fit enough) or Oakley Ferry (if fit enough) Navarro Rooney RDV Thompson.L[/p][/quote]I'd put Raffa in right from the start.[/p][/quote]Yes I like that team, but would have Williams up front with A Rooney on the bench and D Vita in Midfield, but agree 4-4-2 formation. I just phoned Swindon ticket office and the guy said nearly 2,400 tickets already been sold for tomorrow with another 500 odd going up and paying at the ground. He said no need for tickets so if anyone is thinking of going you don't need a ticket...we should have about 3,000 fans there which is impressive![/p][/quote]Macca worries me lately, may either get sent off or give a pen away (or both). I think Ferry may have been almost ready but rested on Tuesday. If fit will be in for Macca, Club Captain of not. Liked Willo wide right, more space for his ball skills, to tight in the middle I feel. Maybe Rafa for Roberts to start with.[/p][/quote]Wilma's got ball skills ? Where's she been hiding those in the last few games then? The Jockster
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2:14pm Fri 1 Mar 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
bhred wrote:
Oxon-Red There's an old saying which goes 'one swallow doesn't make a summer! In exactly the same vein, if he hangs around goal long enough he'll likely get the old goal here and there. His conversion rate is the worst of any forward i've ever seen
Only 10 players who have scored more so far this season in League one. He has missed some chances and his shooting could be better but it is his pace that has placed him in these situations and his willingness to run at defences.

Both Raffa and Roberts do not attack their fullbacks often enough probably due to lack of pace. To often they have a go only to turn and pass the ball inside or back with no ball into the box as a result .

We desparately needed someone on Tuesday that could get in behind their defence, the aerial bombardment was too easy and predictable. When Williams switched and the Rooneys came on we started to do that. Our best chances came in that final 15-20 minutes.

Not sure it was one swallow it was one example.

COYMR
I agree Oxon. Roberts never takes the ball to the line. Devita used to but doesn't anymore for some reason. Devita should be given a go up front with Luke Rooney or Williams on the left. Yeah?
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bhred[/bold] wrote: Oxon-Red There's an old saying which goes 'one swallow doesn't make a summer! In exactly the same vein, if he hangs around goal long enough he'll likely get the old goal here and there. His conversion rate is the worst of any forward i've ever seen[/p][/quote]Only 10 players who have scored more so far this season in League one. He has missed some chances and his shooting could be better but it is his pace that has placed him in these situations and his willingness to run at defences. Both Raffa and Roberts do not attack their fullbacks often enough probably due to lack of pace. To often they have a go only to turn and pass the ball inside or back with no ball into the box as a result . We desparately needed someone on Tuesday that could get in behind their defence, the aerial bombardment was too easy and predictable. When Williams switched and the Rooneys came on we started to do that. Our best chances came in that final 15-20 minutes. Not sure it was one swallow it was one example. COYMR[/p][/quote]I agree Oxon. Roberts never takes the ball to the line. Devita used to but doesn't anymore for some reason. Devita should be given a go up front with Luke Rooney or Williams on the left. Yeah? MARK TITCOMBE
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2:18pm Fri 1 Mar 13

NewburyRobin says...

We are having lunch with our three year old grandaughter Nellie Boo & Margaret (my good lady) starts sneezing & says "I think I am going down the panio". To which Nelson replies "No nan Di Canios gone, my daddy told me" hahahaha she is one top grandaughter & already a fan of Swindon Town FC - Priceless.
We are having lunch with our three year old grandaughter Nellie Boo & Margaret (my good lady) starts sneezing & says "I think I am going down the panio". To which Nelson replies "No nan Di Canios gone, my daddy told me" hahahaha she is one top grandaughter & already a fan of Swindon Town FC - Priceless. NewburyRobin
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2:18pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bhred says...

Oxon Red
Moving Macca into the midfield thus far more combatative in the middle than anything Miller and Navarro were able to do up to that point
Adam Rooney up front though not great doesn't get brushed off the ball in the same way that Williams does thus able to bring others in better than Williams ever does
I made a point of watching Williams on the wing in that last 15 minutes just to see if by chance he'd add another dimension to the team. Unsurprisingly he was more anonymous than he usually is for the last 30 minutes of most games
Would really love for this player to turn things around but he is'nt good enough Look at his record at Bristol Rovers i've got a couple of gashead mates who say we was a laughing stock there and as for Yeovil, for whatever reason, one good scoring season, don't take my word for it look at his record
Oxon Red Moving Macca into the midfield thus far more combatative in the middle than anything Miller and Navarro were able to do up to that point Adam Rooney up front though not great doesn't get brushed off the ball in the same way that Williams does thus able to bring others in better than Williams ever does I made a point of watching Williams on the wing in that last 15 minutes just to see if by chance he'd add another dimension to the team. Unsurprisingly he was more anonymous than he usually is for the last 30 minutes of most games Would really love for this player to turn things around but he is'nt good enough Look at his record at Bristol Rovers i've got a couple of gashead mates who say we was a laughing stock there and as for Yeovil, for whatever reason, one good scoring season, don't take my word for it look at his record bhred
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2:26pm Fri 1 Mar 13

old town robin says...

Stilloyal wrote:
TBH I'm not overawed by the comments made by Macca, especially when he said he won't be looking to bring players in unless there are more injuries.
Jeez we are down to bare bones now, we have no central midfield and we have strikers who can't score ( currently).
We are desperate for a playmaker with Ferry being injured and a goalscoring striker.
Loyal, yes it is of great concern if he thinks present encumbrants can carry us through until the end of season, the Tranmere game apart we have not been playing like a team that are going for auto promotion, 1 win, 4 draws and 1 defeat in last 6 games, 7 points from 18, is not the kind of form that is going to get us up and that is as you say due to a thread bare squad, At least 4 would not be starting regular if there was more competition for places.

In all honesty I think I can kiss goodbye to my small wager of £75 unless we get some decent loanees in.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: TBH I'm not overawed by the comments made by Macca, especially when he said he won't be looking to bring players in unless there are more injuries. Jeez we are down to bare bones now, we have no central midfield and we have strikers who can't score ( currently). We are desperate for a playmaker with Ferry being injured and a goalscoring striker.[/p][/quote]Loyal, yes it is of great concern if he thinks present encumbrants can carry us through until the end of season, the Tranmere game apart we have not been playing like a team that are going for auto promotion, 1 win, 4 draws and 1 defeat in last 6 games, 7 points from 18, is not the kind of form that is going to get us up and that is as you say due to a thread bare squad, At least 4 would not be starting regular if there was more competition for places. In all honesty I think I can kiss goodbye to my small wager of £75 unless we get some decent loanees in. old town robin
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2:34pm Fri 1 Mar 13

The Jockster says...

Guys can we have clarity on who Macca is-widely accepted as AM. If Jed is also going to be referred to as Macca then Confucius will get confused..or at least I will lol!. And Jed is less to type :)
Guys can we have clarity on who Macca is-widely accepted as AM. If Jed is also going to be referred to as Macca then Confucius will get confused..or at least I will lol!. And Jed is less to type :) The Jockster
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2:36pm Fri 1 Mar 13

avo says...

I just wonder, do those posters on here that seemingly never see anything other than negatives, both in the club and it's players, attend matches with the same mindset?
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If the answer is yes, are you as vocally critical of the team, or specific individuals, as you are on here?
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If yes, you must be a joy to attend matches with, or do you go alone?
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In fact, why do you go?
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Try backing the lads tomorrow eh?
I just wonder, do those posters on here that seemingly never see anything other than negatives, both in the club and it's players, attend matches with the same mindset? . If the answer is yes, are you as vocally critical of the team, or specific individuals, as you are on here? . If yes, you must be a joy to attend matches with, or do you go alone? . In fact, why do you go? . Try backing the lads tomorrow eh? avo
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2:37pm Fri 1 Mar 13

The Jockster says...

...and is Macca now MacDonald as well as Jed & Alan Mc? Phew !
...and is Macca now MacDonald as well as Jed & Alan Mc? Phew ! The Jockster
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2:37pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Oi Den! says...

Not really surprising that it was a low-key press conference. I think we're going to have to get used to the club being run on a shoestring after the luxurious years of extravagant funding. "Jed told me that we are going to be a coaching club." Nothing wrong with that; all clubs should be coaching clubs. But is the subtext "There is hardly any money available for new players"?

This is not a pop at McCrory or any of the other consortium members. We do need to face reality. But I don't think anything has been said about how much money has been put into the club. It's possible that the only investment so far is £1 from the consortium to buy it. We have been told about two companies who apparently are "ready to invest" and who don't want to be named. What exactly is "ready to invest" and what will turn the readiness into active investing? The new regime has made a good start. Some clarification would make it better.

Tin hat at the ready.
Not really surprising that it was a low-key press conference. I think we're going to have to get used to the club being run on a shoestring after the luxurious years of extravagant funding. "Jed told me that we are going to be a coaching club." Nothing wrong with that; all clubs should be coaching clubs. But is the subtext "There is hardly any money available for new players"? This is not a pop at McCrory or any of the other consortium members. We do need to face reality. But I don't think anything has been said about how much money has been put into the club. It's possible that the only investment so far is £1 from the consortium to buy it. We have been told about two companies who apparently are "ready to invest" and who don't want to be named. What exactly is "ready to invest" and what will turn the readiness into active investing? The new regime has made a good start. Some clarification would make it better. Tin hat at the ready. Oi Den!
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2:44pm Fri 1 Mar 13

The Jockster says...

Driving the minibus tomorrow Avo look out for thermal images of hot air escaping down the Fosse if Wilma & Joan have another bad one tomorrow. If they'd have been wearing boots instead of stilettos we'd be promoted by now very nearly lol!
Driving the minibus tomorrow Avo look out for thermal images of hot air escaping down the Fosse if Wilma & Joan have another bad one tomorrow. If they'd have been wearing boots instead of stilettos we'd be promoted by now very nearly lol! The Jockster
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2:47pm Fri 1 Mar 13

alanevery says...

I must admit I'm rather underwhelmed by this choice....
I must admit I'm rather underwhelmed by this choice.... alanevery
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2:48pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bhred says...

Made me laugh as well Jockster
AVO, at every game, all players get nothing but encouragement from me...it's on this website that I choose to vent my frustrations in respect of the limited abilities and attitudes of some players
Made me laugh as well Jockster AVO, at every game, all players get nothing but encouragement from me...it's on this website that I choose to vent my frustrations in respect of the limited abilities and attitudes of some players bhred
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2:54pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Oi Den! says...

The Jockster wrote:
...and is Macca now MacDonald as well as Jed & Alan Mc? Phew !
Haha! Yes - we all have names that distinguish us from each other, then a load of people get given the same name, just to confuse everyone. Reminds me of the bloke in the Python sketch, who confused the Australians by not being called Bruce like everybody else.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: ...and is Macca now MacDonald as well as Jed & Alan Mc? Phew ![/p][/quote]Haha! Yes - we all have names that distinguish us from each other, then a load of people get given the same name, just to confuse everyone. Reminds me of the bloke in the Python sketch, who confused the Australians by not being called Bruce like everybody else. Oi Den!
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2:56pm Fri 1 Mar 13

alchafreds says...

RogerJ1969 wrote:
Lazaat wrote:
tobruk wrote:
London Red wrote: Depleated maybe - but rejuvinated certainly! . KM and MC may not have a chance to really influence things tomorrow in terms of selection of the starting XI and tatics (likely to seek advice from TM/DW) - but the fact they will be on the touchline and will control the subs will give the players a kick up the arse . All have clean slates now so will want to ensure they stay in if given a shot . My team would be . Fodders Thompson Ward Flint McEveley Roberts Macca Miller Williams Collins Rooney . Bench Bedwell Devera (if fit enough) or Oakley Ferry (if fit enough) Navarro Rooney RDV Thompson.L
I'd put Raffa in right from the start.
Yes I like that team, but would have Williams up front with A Rooney on the bench and D Vita in Midfield, but agree 4-4-2 formation. I just phoned Swindon ticket office and the guy said nearly 2,400 tickets already been sold for tomorrow with another 500 odd going up and paying at the ground. He said no need for tickets so if anyone is thinking of going you don't need a ticket...we should have about 3,000 fans there which is impressive!
Macca worries me lately, may either get sent off or give a pen away (or both).
I think Ferry may have been almost ready but rested on Tuesday. If fit will be in for Macca, Club Captain of not.
Liked Willo wide right, more space for his ball skills, to tight in the middle I feel.
Maybe Rafa for Roberts to start with.
totally agree mcCormack been dire all season not good enough
[quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tobruk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Depleated maybe - but rejuvinated certainly! . KM and MC may not have a chance to really influence things tomorrow in terms of selection of the starting XI and tatics (likely to seek advice from TM/DW) - but the fact they will be on the touchline and will control the subs will give the players a kick up the arse . All have clean slates now so will want to ensure they stay in if given a shot . My team would be . Fodders Thompson Ward Flint McEveley Roberts Macca Miller Williams Collins Rooney . Bench Bedwell Devera (if fit enough) or Oakley Ferry (if fit enough) Navarro Rooney RDV Thompson.L[/p][/quote]I'd put Raffa in right from the start.[/p][/quote]Yes I like that team, but would have Williams up front with A Rooney on the bench and D Vita in Midfield, but agree 4-4-2 formation. I just phoned Swindon ticket office and the guy said nearly 2,400 tickets already been sold for tomorrow with another 500 odd going up and paying at the ground. He said no need for tickets so if anyone is thinking of going you don't need a ticket...we should have about 3,000 fans there which is impressive![/p][/quote]Macca worries me lately, may either get sent off or give a pen away (or both). I think Ferry may have been almost ready but rested on Tuesday. If fit will be in for Macca, Club Captain of not. Liked Willo wide right, more space for his ball skills, to tight in the middle I feel. Maybe Rafa for Roberts to start with.[/p][/quote]totally agree mcCormack been dire all season not good enough alchafreds
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2:58pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Med Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Not really surprising that it was a low-key press conference. I think we're going to have to get used to the club being run on a shoestring after the luxurious years of extravagant funding. "Jed told me that we are going to be a coaching club." Nothing wrong with that; all clubs should be coaching clubs. But is the subtext "There is hardly any money available for new players"? This is not a pop at McCrory or any of the other consortium members. We do need to face reality. But I don't think anything has been said about how much money has been put into the club. It's possible that the only investment so far is £1 from the consortium to buy it. We have been told about two companies who apparently are "ready to invest" and who don't want to be named. What exactly is "ready to invest" and what will turn the readiness into active investing? The new regime has made a good start. Some clarification would make it better. Tin hat at the ready.
McDonald strikes me as a very similar appointment to Malpas with regards to experience of developing younger players. I wonder if Mr. Fitton has any involvement with the unnamed investment companies?
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Not really surprising that it was a low-key press conference. I think we're going to have to get used to the club being run on a shoestring after the luxurious years of extravagant funding. "Jed told me that we are going to be a coaching club." Nothing wrong with that; all clubs should be coaching clubs. But is the subtext "There is hardly any money available for new players"? This is not a pop at McCrory or any of the other consortium members. We do need to face reality. But I don't think anything has been said about how much money has been put into the club. It's possible that the only investment so far is £1 from the consortium to buy it. We have been told about two companies who apparently are "ready to invest" and who don't want to be named. What exactly is "ready to invest" and what will turn the readiness into active investing? The new regime has made a good start. Some clarification would make it better. Tin hat at the ready.[/p][/quote]McDonald strikes me as a very similar appointment to Malpas with regards to experience of developing younger players. I wonder if Mr. Fitton has any involvement with the unnamed investment companies? Med Red
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3:00pm Fri 1 Mar 13

the don69 says...

As I said yesterday chaps,no one knows if this management team will be a success or failure?but KM is a real football man and this is his big chance to prove he can cut it,in the cut-throat business of football managers,he's taking a huge risk taking over with 12 games to go and with the position we're in,if we miss out in even the play-offs,the pressure will mount,but that's football and if you can't take the heat,you shouldn't be in the kitchen!so good luck Kevin,my advice to him would be,bring in a few new faces asap to freshen up our squad and be a lucky General,as the special one said at Chelski,a little bit of luck is what all managers need!!!!!!!
As I said yesterday chaps,no one knows if this management team will be a success or failure?but KM is a real football man and this is his big chance to prove he can cut it,in the cut-throat business of football managers,he's taking a huge risk taking over with 12 games to go and with the position we're in,if we miss out in even the play-offs,the pressure will mount,but that's football and if you can't take the heat,you shouldn't be in the kitchen!so good luck Kevin,my advice to him would be,bring in a few new faces asap to freshen up our squad and be a lucky General,as the special one said at Chelski,a little bit of luck is what all managers need!!!!!!! the don69
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3:01pm Fri 1 Mar 13

The Jockster says...

Too right bhred they'll get all the backing at the game but if they all play like the bunch of Jessies that were out there on Tuesday then particularly those that went will have a blast on here afterwards. Another but - if they play a blinder then I'll acknowledge that also.
Too right bhred they'll get all the backing at the game but if they all play like the bunch of Jessies that were out there on Tuesday then particularly those that went will have a blast on here afterwards. Another but - if they play a blinder then I'll acknowledge that also. The Jockster
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3:06pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Wanborough Nosh says...

Investment is made every month to cover the overhead and playing budget......well let’s hope so!
Sounds like a longer term plan that most Chairman and Managers don’t have the patience for - hence funds directed at out of contract imports and loans that bring instant success.... or the sack!
Investment is made every month to cover the overhead and playing budget......well let’s hope so! Sounds like a longer term plan that most Chairman and Managers don’t have the patience for - hence funds directed at out of contract imports and loans that bring instant success.... or the sack! Wanborough Nosh
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3:09pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

bhred wrote:
Oxon Red
Moving Macca into the midfield thus far more combatative in the middle than anything Miller and Navarro were able to do up to that point
Adam Rooney up front though not great doesn't get brushed off the ball in the same way that Williams does thus able to bring others in better than Williams ever does
I made a point of watching Williams on the wing in that last 15 minutes just to see if by chance he'd add another dimension to the team. Unsurprisingly he was more anonymous than he usually is for the last 30 minutes of most games
Would really love for this player to turn things around but he is'nt good enough Look at his record at Bristol Rovers i've got a couple of gashead mates who say we was a laughing stock there and as for Yeovil, for whatever reason, one good scoring season, don't take my word for it look at his record
Andy Williams was a great success at Hereford Utd in his early career, and that is why Bristol Rovers paid £200,000 for him.
Like many before him Andy Williams wasn't a success at the Memorial Ground, and moved on to Yeovil Town where again he was a massive success story.
I think this says more about Bristol Rovers than Andy Williams.
Your continued criticism of this player suggests that he has probably stolen your girlfriend from you at some stage or some similar experience.
[quote][p][bold]bhred[/bold] wrote: Oxon Red Moving Macca into the midfield thus far more combatative in the middle than anything Miller and Navarro were able to do up to that point Adam Rooney up front though not great doesn't get brushed off the ball in the same way that Williams does thus able to bring others in better than Williams ever does I made a point of watching Williams on the wing in that last 15 minutes just to see if by chance he'd add another dimension to the team. Unsurprisingly he was more anonymous than he usually is for the last 30 minutes of most games Would really love for this player to turn things around but he is'nt good enough Look at his record at Bristol Rovers i've got a couple of gashead mates who say we was a laughing stock there and as for Yeovil, for whatever reason, one good scoring season, don't take my word for it look at his record[/p][/quote]Andy Williams was a great success at Hereford Utd in his early career, and that is why Bristol Rovers paid £200,000 for him. Like many before him Andy Williams wasn't a success at the Memorial Ground, and moved on to Yeovil Town where again he was a massive success story. I think this says more about Bristol Rovers than Andy Williams. Your continued criticism of this player suggests that he has probably stolen your girlfriend from you at some stage or some similar experience. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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3:10pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

bhred wrote:
Oxon Red
Moving Macca into the midfield thus far more combatative in the middle than anything Miller and Navarro were able to do up to that point
Adam Rooney up front though not great doesn't get brushed off the ball in the same way that Williams does thus able to bring others in better than Williams ever does
I made a point of watching Williams on the wing in that last 15 minutes just to see if by chance he'd add another dimension to the team. Unsurprisingly he was more anonymous than he usually is for the last 30 minutes of most games
Would really love for this player to turn things around but he is'nt good enough Look at his record at Bristol Rovers i've got a couple of gashead mates who say we was a laughing stock there and as for Yeovil, for whatever reason, one good scoring season, don't take my word for it look at his record
Andy Williams was a great success at Hereford Utd in his early career, and that is why Bristol Rovers paid £200,000 for him.
Like many before him Andy Williams wasn't a success at the Memorial Ground, and moved on to Yeovil Town where again he was a massive success story.
I think this says more about Bristol Rovers than Andy Williams.
Your continued criticism of this player suggests that he has probably stolen your girlfriend from you at some stage or some similar experience.
[quote][p][bold]bhred[/bold] wrote: Oxon Red Moving Macca into the midfield thus far more combatative in the middle than anything Miller and Navarro were able to do up to that point Adam Rooney up front though not great doesn't get brushed off the ball in the same way that Williams does thus able to bring others in better than Williams ever does I made a point of watching Williams on the wing in that last 15 minutes just to see if by chance he'd add another dimension to the team. Unsurprisingly he was more anonymous than he usually is for the last 30 minutes of most games Would really love for this player to turn things around but he is'nt good enough Look at his record at Bristol Rovers i've got a couple of gashead mates who say we was a laughing stock there and as for Yeovil, for whatever reason, one good scoring season, don't take my word for it look at his record[/p][/quote]Andy Williams was a great success at Hereford Utd in his early career, and that is why Bristol Rovers paid £200,000 for him. Like many before him Andy Williams wasn't a success at the Memorial Ground, and moved on to Yeovil Town where again he was a massive success story. I think this says more about Bristol Rovers than Andy Williams. Your continued criticism of this player suggests that he has probably stolen your girlfriend from you at some stage or some similar experience. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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3:11pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Wilesy says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Not really surprising that it was a low-key press conference. I think we're going to have to get used to the club being run on a shoestring after the luxurious years of extravagant funding. "Jed told me that we are going to be a coaching club." Nothing wrong with that; all clubs should be coaching clubs. But is the subtext "There is hardly any money available for new players"? This is not a pop at McCrory or any of the other consortium members. We do need to face reality. But I don't think anything has been said about how much money has been put into the club. It's possible that the only investment so far is £1 from the consortium to buy it. We have been told about two companies who apparently are "ready to invest" and who don't want to be named. What exactly is "ready to invest" and what will turn the readiness into active investing? The new regime has made a good start. Some clarification would make it better. Tin hat at the ready.
Jed has previously said that more or less the same amount that PDC had to spend will be available for the new manager, but will be spent more wisely, and that loan signings will be made if required.

To interpret that as running on a shoestring after a week in the job where he has settled in and recruited a manager and number 2 in a day is very much glass nearly empty not half empty.

Presume as Shrewsbury have piped down he has paid the Collins unpaid £25k, plus the usual expenses depending on the use of the Ritchie money?
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Not really surprising that it was a low-key press conference. I think we're going to have to get used to the club being run on a shoestring after the luxurious years of extravagant funding. "Jed told me that we are going to be a coaching club." Nothing wrong with that; all clubs should be coaching clubs. But is the subtext "There is hardly any money available for new players"? This is not a pop at McCrory or any of the other consortium members. We do need to face reality. But I don't think anything has been said about how much money has been put into the club. It's possible that the only investment so far is £1 from the consortium to buy it. We have been told about two companies who apparently are "ready to invest" and who don't want to be named. What exactly is "ready to invest" and what will turn the readiness into active investing? The new regime has made a good start. Some clarification would make it better. Tin hat at the ready.[/p][/quote]Jed has previously said that more or less the same amount that PDC had to spend will be available for the new manager, but will be spent more wisely, and that loan signings will be made if required. To interpret that as running on a shoestring after a week in the job where he has settled in and recruited a manager and number 2 in a day is very much glass nearly empty not half empty. Presume as Shrewsbury have piped down he has paid the Collins unpaid £25k, plus the usual expenses depending on the use of the Ritchie money? Wilesy
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3:18pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bhred says...

Old Stager
Really loved your comments regards my girlfriend....how did you guess!!!
But come on....22 goals in 70 odd games for Yeovil doesn't make him an unqualified success and yes I do have a 'downer' on this player because in my 40 odd years as a football fan I've never seen a more wasteful 'striker
Let's keep watching and see what happens....
Old Stager Really loved your comments regards my girlfriend....how did you guess!!! But come on....22 goals in 70 odd games for Yeovil doesn't make him an unqualified success and yes I do have a 'downer' on this player because in my 40 odd years as a football fan I've never seen a more wasteful 'striker Let's keep watching and see what happens.... bhred
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3:26pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Oxon-Red says...

Wilma and Joan as they are so affectionately known are 6th and 11th in the scoring charts. But they play for Swindon so they should really be 1st and 2nd.

Wonder how many fans of other clubs would be complaining if they had players with the goals they have.

Seems that unless a Swindon striker is top scorer in the league they are labelled as useless. All strikers miss chances but of course ours miss far more than anyone else.

Bhred, you have a point about the Macca switch but I saw little actually come from Macca. I saw Thompson link better with first Roberts and then with Williams. At least Williams, in your words, gave us 60 minutes as there were two on the field that didn't and both were substituted (too late IMO).

COYMR
Wilma and Joan as they are so affectionately known are 6th and 11th in the scoring charts. But they play for Swindon so they should really be 1st and 2nd. Wonder how many fans of other clubs would be complaining if they had players with the goals they have. Seems that unless a Swindon striker is top scorer in the league they are labelled as useless. All strikers miss chances but of course ours miss far more than anyone else. Bhred, you have a point about the Macca switch but I saw little actually come from Macca. I saw Thompson link better with first Roberts and then with Williams. At least Williams, in your words, gave us 60 minutes as there were two on the field that didn't and both were substituted (too late IMO). COYMR Oxon-Red
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3:27pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Oi Den! says...

Wilesy, I am not knocking anyone. I'm very pleased with what has been done so far. I don't doubt for a minute that the Shrewsbury thing is being sorted out. My point is just that it's all a bit vague. Unless we have investors who are prepared to fund day-to-day losses, running the club on a shoestring may not be such a bad thing. It will certainly be far better than going under.
Wilesy, I am not knocking anyone. I'm very pleased with what has been done so far. I don't doubt for a minute that the Shrewsbury thing is being sorted out. My point is just that it's all a bit vague. Unless we have investors who are prepared to fund day-to-day losses, running the club on a shoestring may not be such a bad thing. It will certainly be far better than going under. Oi Den!
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3:30pm Fri 1 Mar 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

This guy KM has no real record as he has only ever been an assistant. That is the only thing I worry about at this stage of the season. We really needed a proven winner in my opinion but I hope he proves me wrong.
This guy KM has no real record as he has only ever been an assistant. That is the only thing I worry about at this stage of the season. We really needed a proven winner in my opinion but I hope he proves me wrong. MARK TITCOMBE
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3:32pm Fri 1 Mar 13

alchafreds says...

so do i
so do i alchafreds
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3:37pm Fri 1 Mar 13

madterrier says...

Well we've lost Ritchie, Hollands, Bostock and Martin from the team that was banging flour or five goals in for fun in January. three loan players were signed up but of course, fell through. We have Ferry and Devera injured (hopefully back very soon).

We need new players NOW. Especially midfield. If we are going to rely on Miller, Navarro and Macca, then we're in trouble.

If there is money to 'invest', then invest it now. We must have reduced the wage bill a bit, also with PDCs team gone. This is a golden chance to get out of League One this season. Let's seize it - not waste it. Now is not the time to be talking about bringing youth players along.
Well we've lost Ritchie, Hollands, Bostock and Martin from the team that was banging flour or five goals in for fun in January. three loan players were signed up but of course, fell through. We have Ferry and Devera injured (hopefully back very soon). We need new players NOW. Especially midfield. If we are going to rely on Miller, Navarro and Macca, then we're in trouble. If there is money to 'invest', then invest it now. We must have reduced the wage bill a bit, also with PDCs team gone. This is a golden chance to get out of League One this season. Let's seize it - not waste it. Now is not the time to be talking about bringing youth players along. madterrier
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3:47pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Med Red says...

madterrier wrote:
Well we've lost Ritchie, Hollands, Bostock and Martin from the team that was banging flour or five goals in for fun in January. three loan players were signed up but of course, fell through. We have Ferry and Devera injured (hopefully back very soon). We need new players NOW. Especially midfield. If we are going to rely on Miller, Navarro and Macca, then we're in trouble. If there is money to 'invest', then invest it now. We must have reduced the wage bill a bit, also with PDCs team gone. This is a golden chance to get out of League One this season. Let's seize it - not waste it. Now is not the time to be talking about bringing youth players along.
Agree 100%.... that's why I was so underwhelmed by McDonalds press conference.
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: Well we've lost Ritchie, Hollands, Bostock and Martin from the team that was banging flour or five goals in for fun in January. three loan players were signed up but of course, fell through. We have Ferry and Devera injured (hopefully back very soon). We need new players NOW. Especially midfield. If we are going to rely on Miller, Navarro and Macca, then we're in trouble. If there is money to 'invest', then invest it now. We must have reduced the wage bill a bit, also with PDCs team gone. This is a golden chance to get out of League One this season. Let's seize it - not waste it. Now is not the time to be talking about bringing youth players along.[/p][/quote]Agree 100%.... that's why I was so underwhelmed by McDonalds press conference. Med Red
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3:54pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Oxon-Red says...

bhred wrote:
Old Stager Really loved your comments regards my girlfriend....how did you guess!!! But come on....22 goals in 70 odd games for Yeovil doesn't make him an unqualified success and yes I do have a 'downer' on this player because in my 40 odd years as a football fan I've never seen a more wasteful 'striker Let's keep watching and see what happens....
You were obviously a huge fan of Thommo 2 seasons ago :-) and of course Lee Peacock was prolific while on our books.

I would like to know what you consider a decent strike rate for a striker i.e. goals per game ratio. One in two, one in three or one in four.

Found some stats at the following address:

http://espnfc.com/te
am/squad?id=341&leag
ue=eng.3&cc=5739

Click on James Collins :-)

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]bhred[/bold] wrote: Old Stager Really loved your comments regards my girlfriend....how did you guess!!! But come on....22 goals in 70 odd games for Yeovil doesn't make him an unqualified success and yes I do have a 'downer' on this player because in my 40 odd years as a football fan I've never seen a more wasteful 'striker Let's keep watching and see what happens....[/p][/quote]You were obviously a huge fan of Thommo 2 seasons ago :-) and of course Lee Peacock was prolific while on our books. I would like to know what you consider a decent strike rate for a striker i.e. goals per game ratio. One in two, one in three or one in four. Found some stats at the following address: http://espnfc.com/te am/squad?id=341&leag ue=eng.3&cc=5739 Click on James Collins :-) COYMR Oxon-Red
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3:56pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Bassett Hound says...

Med Red wrote:
Was that it.... not impressed!!
What were you expecting?
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: Was that it.... not impressed!![/p][/quote]What were you expecting? Bassett Hound
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4:03pm Fri 1 Mar 13

RogerJ1969 says...

The Jockster wrote:
RogerJ1969 wrote:
Lazaat wrote:
tobruk wrote:
London Red wrote: Depleated maybe - but rejuvinated certainly! . KM and MC may not have a chance to really influence things tomorrow in terms of selection of the starting XI and tatics (likely to seek advice from TM/DW) - but the fact they will be on the touchline and will control the subs will give the players a kick up the arse . All have clean slates now so will want to ensure they stay in if given a shot . My team would be . Fodders Thompson Ward Flint McEveley Roberts Macca Miller Williams Collins Rooney . Bench Bedwell Devera (if fit enough) or Oakley Ferry (if fit enough) Navarro Rooney RDV Thompson.L
I'd put Raffa in right from the start.
Yes I like that team, but would have Williams up front with A Rooney on the bench and D Vita in Midfield, but agree 4-4-2 formation. I just phoned Swindon ticket office and the guy said nearly 2,400 tickets already been sold for tomorrow with another 500 odd going up and paying at the ground. He said no need for tickets so if anyone is thinking of going you don't need a ticket...we should have about 3,000 fans there which is impressive!
Macca worries me lately, may either get sent off or give a pen away (or both). I think Ferry may have been almost ready but rested on Tuesday. If fit will be in for Macca, Club Captain of not. Liked Willo wide right, more space for his ball skills, to tight in the middle I feel. Maybe Rafa for Roberts to start with.
Wilma's got ball skills ? Where's she been hiding those in the last few games then?
Play him wide and he will prosper, trust me.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tobruk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Depleated maybe - but rejuvinated certainly! . KM and MC may not have a chance to really influence things tomorrow in terms of selection of the starting XI and tatics (likely to seek advice from TM/DW) - but the fact they will be on the touchline and will control the subs will give the players a kick up the arse . All have clean slates now so will want to ensure they stay in if given a shot . My team would be . Fodders Thompson Ward Flint McEveley Roberts Macca Miller Williams Collins Rooney . Bench Bedwell Devera (if fit enough) or Oakley Ferry (if fit enough) Navarro Rooney RDV Thompson.L[/p][/quote]I'd put Raffa in right from the start.[/p][/quote]Yes I like that team, but would have Williams up front with A Rooney on the bench and D Vita in Midfield, but agree 4-4-2 formation. I just phoned Swindon ticket office and the guy said nearly 2,400 tickets already been sold for tomorrow with another 500 odd going up and paying at the ground. He said no need for tickets so if anyone is thinking of going you don't need a ticket...we should have about 3,000 fans there which is impressive![/p][/quote]Macca worries me lately, may either get sent off or give a pen away (or both). I think Ferry may have been almost ready but rested on Tuesday. If fit will be in for Macca, Club Captain of not. Liked Willo wide right, more space for his ball skills, to tight in the middle I feel. Maybe Rafa for Roberts to start with.[/p][/quote]Wilma's got ball skills ? Where's she been hiding those in the last few games then?[/p][/quote]Play him wide and he will prosper, trust me. RogerJ1969
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4:03pm Fri 1 Mar 13

London Red says...

Has anyone though KM might be saying that for morale purposes?
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What I would love is a new boss to come in and on day 1 say "I'm going to sign loads of players as its obvious the current lot are not up to it" - that would give them a boost wouldn't it!
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Its just the same when Jed said we had not drawn up a shortlist - yet Ian Wright has revealed he had a chat on Monday - so wheels were already in motion
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KM may already have in mind what he thinks we need - but if not I'm sure he will look at the squad over the weekend and in Training early next week and then will probably make a move - he did say If someone good enough is available I will ask!
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Remember Jed said he had a 3 hour chat with Miller and Ward - I'm sure shortages were discussed then and would have since been shared with KM to keep an eye on
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I'm delighted KM wants to see our own players first - if that means Louis getting a shot ahead of a loanee is that really that bad?
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As for being a coaching club that could also mean buying young talent, nuturing them and then selling them on - which is what Fitton wanted us to do
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We were good at it with Cox, Austin, Morrison, Caddis and Ritchie all fitting that bill
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If Jed wants to revert back to that that is fine by me!
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I'm still unsure why everyone thinks everything is now on a shoestring - what evidence is there that is the case?
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Jed has said our budget will remain in the same ball park - so wheres the shoestring?
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He has got a Premiership coach in as Gaffer - again so wheres the shoestring?
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He has said there are 2 backers already on board and more are still in discussions as they like the model - showing a plan is in place - again so wheres the shoestring?
Has anyone though KM might be saying that for morale purposes? . What I would love is a new boss to come in and on day 1 say "I'm going to sign loads of players as its obvious the current lot are not up to it" - that would give them a boost wouldn't it! . Its just the same when Jed said we had not drawn up a shortlist - yet Ian Wright has revealed he had a chat on Monday - so wheels were already in motion . KM may already have in mind what he thinks we need - but if not I'm sure he will look at the squad over the weekend and in Training early next week and then will probably make a move - he did say If someone good enough is available I will ask! . Remember Jed said he had a 3 hour chat with Miller and Ward - I'm sure shortages were discussed then and would have since been shared with KM to keep an eye on . I'm delighted KM wants to see our own players first - if that means Louis getting a shot ahead of a loanee is that really that bad? . As for being a coaching club that could also mean buying young talent, nuturing them and then selling them on - which is what Fitton wanted us to do . We were good at it with Cox, Austin, Morrison, Caddis and Ritchie all fitting that bill . If Jed wants to revert back to that that is fine by me! . I'm still unsure why everyone thinks everything is now on a shoestring - what evidence is there that is the case? . Jed has said our budget will remain in the same ball park - so wheres the shoestring? . He has got a Premiership coach in as Gaffer - again so wheres the shoestring? . He has said there are 2 backers already on board and more are still in discussions as they like the model - showing a plan is in place - again so wheres the shoestring? London Red
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4:04pm Fri 1 Mar 13

alchafreds says...

seasons ticket prices have been set
seasons ticket prices have been set alchafreds
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4:05pm Fri 1 Mar 13

London Red says...

As for Williams at Yeovil - he played most games as a winger so his ratio is bound to be lower
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RDV will have a poor ratio for the same reason- but I would say he has been far from poor for us!
As for Williams at Yeovil - he played most games as a winger so his ratio is bound to be lower . RDV will have a poor ratio for the same reason- but I would say he has been far from poor for us! London Red
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4:06pm Fri 1 Mar 13

alchafreds says...

next
next alchafreds
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4:07pm Fri 1 Mar 13

London Red says...

Season Tickets FROZEN if purchased in March even if we go up!
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How are people going to slate the new board for that??????
Season Tickets FROZEN if purchased in March even if we go up! . How are people going to slate the new board for that?????? London Red
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4:08pm Fri 1 Mar 13

London Red says...

Monthly installments at no extra charge too!
Monthly installments at no extra charge too! London Red
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4:09pm Fri 1 Mar 13

alchafreds says...

surely london red u mean when
surely london red u mean when alchafreds
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4:11pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Bassett Hound says...

bhred wrote:
Old Stager
Really loved your comments regards my girlfriend....how did you guess!!!
But come on....22 goals in 70 odd games for Yeovil doesn't make him an unqualified success and yes I do have a 'downer' on this player because in my 40 odd years as a football fan I've never seen a more wasteful 'striker
Let's keep watching and see what happens....
Steve white has one of the best strike records of any past swindon striker,but he used to miss loads,mainly because he was never afraid to miss, always came back for more. That will pay of for Williams
[quote][p][bold]bhred[/bold] wrote: Old Stager Really loved your comments regards my girlfriend....how did you guess!!! But come on....22 goals in 70 odd games for Yeovil doesn't make him an unqualified success and yes I do have a 'downer' on this player because in my 40 odd years as a football fan I've never seen a more wasteful 'striker Let's keep watching and see what happens....[/p][/quote]Steve white has one of the best strike records of any past swindon striker,but he used to miss loads,mainly because he was never afraid to miss, always came back for more. That will pay of for Williams Bassett Hound
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4:15pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Park North Red says...

K Mac needs time to assess the squad he has and then see where he thinks we need to get cover or improvement. Jed said there is money available to do this I heard him say it at the press conference earlier
K Mac needs time to assess the squad he has and then see where he thinks we need to get cover or improvement. Jed said there is money available to do this I heard him say it at the press conference earlier Park North Red
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4:17pm Fri 1 Mar 13

BillyLucas4me says...

Welcome new Management Team.
If you want to know about this Club do NOT ignore Paul Bodin former player and Youth Manager.
Beneath Di Canio's consideration (but then he (DiCanio) thought) himself infallible.Ha Ha Ha!!
Welcome new Management Team. If you want to know about this Club do NOT ignore Paul Bodin former player and Youth Manager. Beneath Di Canio's consideration (but then he (DiCanio) thought) himself infallible.Ha Ha Ha!! BillyLucas4me
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4:17pm Fri 1 Mar 13

BillyLucas4me says...

Welcome new Management Team.
If you want to know about this Club do NOT ignore Paul Bodin former player and Youth Manager.
Beneath Di Canio's consideration (but then he (DiCanio) thought) himself infallible.Ha Ha Ha!!
Welcome new Management Team. If you want to know about this Club do NOT ignore Paul Bodin former player and Youth Manager. Beneath Di Canio's consideration (but then he (DiCanio) thought) himself infallible.Ha Ha Ha!! BillyLucas4me
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4:18pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Bassett Hound says...

Just read an article in the Daily Mail by Gareth Barry saying Kevin McDonald was one of the best coaches he ever worked with and what a shrewd appointment for Swindon. He also wished Kevin and Town the very best
Just read an article in the Daily Mail by Gareth Barry saying Kevin McDonald was one of the best coaches he ever worked with and what a shrewd appointment for Swindon. He also wished Kevin and Town the very best Bassett Hound
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4:21pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Bassett Hound says...

BillyLucas4me wrote:
Welcome new Management Team.
If you want to know about this Club do NOT ignore Paul Bodin former player and Youth Manager.
Beneath Di Canio's consideration (but then he (DiCanio) thought) himself infallible.Ha Ha Ha!!
I think PDC hated having no control over Paul Bodin.
[quote][p][bold]BillyLucas4me[/bold] wrote: Welcome new Management Team. If you want to know about this Club do NOT ignore Paul Bodin former player and Youth Manager. Beneath Di Canio's consideration (but then he (DiCanio) thought) himself infallible.Ha Ha Ha!![/p][/quote]I think PDC hated having no control over Paul Bodin. Bassett Hound
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4:25pm Fri 1 Mar 13

dave bamber`s caravan says...

London Red wrote:
Season Tickets FROZEN if purchased in March even if we go up!
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How are people going to slate the new board for that??????
Fair play to the new board... think it works out about £10 cheaper than last season.
Also the interest free payment plan and waiving the admin charge in March is a great incentive.
Quiet possibly championship football to boot!!!
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Season Tickets FROZEN if purchased in March even if we go up! . How are people going to slate the new board for that??????[/p][/quote]Fair play to the new board... think it works out about £10 cheaper than last season. Also the interest free payment plan and waiving the admin charge in March is a great incentive. Quiet possibly championship football to boot!!! dave bamber`s caravan
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4:43pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Since 1950 says...

madterrier wrote:
Well we've lost Ritchie, Hollands, Bostock and Martin from the team that was banging flour or five goals in for fun in January. three loan players were signed up but of course, fell through. We have Ferry and Devera injured (hopefully back very soon). We need new players NOW. Especially midfield. If we are going to rely on Miller, Navarro and Macca, then we're in trouble. If there is money to 'invest', then invest it now. We must have reduced the wage bill a bit, also with PDCs team gone. This is a golden chance to get out of League One this season. Let's seize it - not waste it. Now is not the time to be talking about bringing youth players along.
Agreed. If there is money for players get them in now. We are deperately short and the squad needs new blood anyway.

If not that really is good bye to our now slim promotion hope.
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: Well we've lost Ritchie, Hollands, Bostock and Martin from the team that was banging flour or five goals in for fun in January. three loan players were signed up but of course, fell through. We have Ferry and Devera injured (hopefully back very soon). We need new players NOW. Especially midfield. If we are going to rely on Miller, Navarro and Macca, then we're in trouble. If there is money to 'invest', then invest it now. We must have reduced the wage bill a bit, also with PDCs team gone. This is a golden chance to get out of League One this season. Let's seize it - not waste it. Now is not the time to be talking about bringing youth players along.[/p][/quote]Agreed. If there is money for players get them in now. We are deperately short and the squad needs new blood anyway. If not that really is good bye to our now slim promotion hope. Since 1950
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4:45pm Fri 1 Mar 13

ya mums got facial hair says...

I'm still praying we sign the cheeky girls to play up front
I'm still praying we sign the cheeky girls to play up front ya mums got facial hair
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4:48pm Fri 1 Mar 13

louiscassius says...

Brillaint Day.

Thank you Jed.....

The work starts now.....

Again.....

COYR'ssss


Louis :-)))
Brillaint Day. Thank you Jed..... The work starts now..... Again..... COYR'ssss Louis :-))) louiscassius
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5:03pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Oi Den! says...

OK, I hold my hand up and admit to a poor choice of phrase. However, are the new owners really going to give MacDonald an annual player budget of £4.5m? And if they do, where is it going to come from? And why? Doesn't it mean we just start the process of getting into the sh1t all over agan?

Whoever is going to put the money in is unlikely to walk away without wanting it back, as Black and Arbib have done. Then what?

I think there are important questions unanswered. If others don't see it that way, fair enough. But I don't see why raising those questions is negative or "glass nearly empty".

Good luck to the players and the new management team for tomorrow.
OK, I hold my hand up and admit to a poor choice of phrase. However, are the new owners really going to give MacDonald an annual player budget of £4.5m? And if they do, where is it going to come from? And why? Doesn't it mean we just start the process of getting into the sh1t all over agan? Whoever is going to put the money in is unlikely to walk away without wanting it back, as Black and Arbib have done. Then what? I think there are important questions unanswered. If others don't see it that way, fair enough. But I don't see why raising those questions is negative or "glass nearly empty". Good luck to the players and the new management team for tomorrow. Oi Den!
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5:06pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bhred says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
bhred wrote: Old Stager Really loved your comments regards my girlfriend....how did you guess!!! But come on....22 goals in 70 odd games for Yeovil doesn't make him an unqualified success and yes I do have a 'downer' on this player because in my 40 odd years as a football fan I've never seen a more wasteful 'striker Let's keep watching and see what happens....
Steve white has one of the best strike records of any past swindon striker,but he used to miss loads,mainly because he was never afraid to miss, always came back for more. That will pay of for Williams
Ok ok I've got it all wrong then and you're all right ...
Andy Williams is absolutely prolific, fights for every ball like his life depends on it and has a footballing brain the size of a planet!!
But my girlfriend still isn't interested because she reckons he's rubbish in the box
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bhred[/bold] wrote: Old Stager Really loved your comments regards my girlfriend....how did you guess!!! But come on....22 goals in 70 odd games for Yeovil doesn't make him an unqualified success and yes I do have a 'downer' on this player because in my 40 odd years as a football fan I've never seen a more wasteful 'striker Let's keep watching and see what happens....[/p][/quote]Steve white has one of the best strike records of any past swindon striker,but he used to miss loads,mainly because he was never afraid to miss, always came back for more. That will pay of for Williams[/p][/quote]Ok ok I've got it all wrong then and you're all right ... Andy Williams is absolutely prolific, fights for every ball like his life depends on it and has a footballing brain the size of a planet!! But my girlfriend still isn't interested because she reckons he's rubbish in the box bhred
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5:06pm Fri 1 Mar 13

old town robin says...

gaz2612 wrote:
Good luck to the new management, and well done to Jed McCrory for moving quickly to get a new manager.
Tuesday nights display showed that we need guidance from the bench.
I am looking forward to tomorrow, but I was not impressed with Mcceverley, and feel our best performances have been with Macca at left back. Williams runs a lot, but his first touch lets him down plus his lack of goals. I would start with both Rooneys,hopefully Simon is fit and RDV should also start. Navarro is either unfit or just not good enough.
My team:
Foderingham,N. Thompson,Flint,Ward,

Macca,L.Rooney,RDV,M

iller,Ferry(if fit or Roberts)Collins and A. Rooney.
COYR
I hope Ferry is fit, missed him Tuesday, If he plays, I'm not bother if Jay or Alan fill the LB slot, as long as Nat is in from the start, did not see the logic of leaving him on the bench, trying to please the old boy network I guess. Wouldn't mind seeing his bruv get some game time too, both are our future and physically Louis has more energy than Miller and Navarro put together. Think Miller can just about get away with it as long as he has someone with a good engine playing along side him, still preferred Holland, think when he went off injured is when things started to take backward change of fortune.
[quote][p][bold]gaz2612[/bold] wrote: Good luck to the new management, and well done to Jed McCrory for moving quickly to get a new manager. Tuesday nights display showed that we need guidance from the bench. I am looking forward to tomorrow, but I was not impressed with Mcceverley, and feel our best performances have been with Macca at left back. Williams runs a lot, but his first touch lets him down plus his lack of goals. I would start with both Rooneys,hopefully Simon is fit and RDV should also start. Navarro is either unfit or just not good enough. My team: Foderingham,N. Thompson,Flint,Ward, Macca,L.Rooney,RDV,M iller,Ferry(if fit or Roberts)Collins and A. Rooney. COYR[/p][/quote]I hope Ferry is fit, missed him Tuesday, If he plays, I'm not bother if Jay or Alan fill the LB slot, as long as Nat is in from the start, did not see the logic of leaving him on the bench, trying to please the old boy network I guess. Wouldn't mind seeing his bruv get some game time too, both are our future and physically Louis has more energy than Miller and Navarro put together. Think Miller can just about get away with it as long as he has someone with a good engine playing along side him, still preferred Holland, think when he went off injured is when things started to take backward change of fortune. old town robin
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5:12pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Farnborough Robins says...

An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet.

Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker.

There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion.

Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones.

With respect,
Farnborough Robin.
An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin. Farnborough Robins
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5:13pm Fri 1 Mar 13

avo says...

Everyone knows your grumpy Den ;-)
Everyone knows your grumpy Den ;-) avo
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5:13pm Fri 1 Mar 13

the don69 says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
Just read an article in the Daily Mail by Gareth Barry saying Kevin McDonald was one of the best coaches he ever worked with and what a shrewd appointment for Swindon. He also wished Kevin and Town the very best
Two Villa fans I work with think it's a very good appointment,they are actually coming to the Ricoh with me,(no game for Villa until City on Monday night)so it's the prawn sandwich brigade for me on Saturday bit of a free jolly,bit worried about Clarke,because for me he's a decent striker!bad attitude yes!but unlike our strike force,he's knows where the back of the net is!so we must keep a close eye on him,hoping a massive improvement from the Bury game because that was awful,so kick them all up the @ss Kevin and get us playing again good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: Just read an article in the Daily Mail by Gareth Barry saying Kevin McDonald was one of the best coaches he ever worked with and what a shrewd appointment for Swindon. He also wished Kevin and Town the very best[/p][/quote]Two Villa fans I work with think it's a very good appointment,they are actually coming to the Ricoh with me,(no game for Villa until City on Monday night)so it's the prawn sandwich brigade for me on Saturday bit of a free jolly,bit worried about Clarke,because for me he's a decent striker!bad attitude yes!but unlike our strike force,he's knows where the back of the net is!so we must keep a close eye on him,hoping a massive improvement from the Bury game because that was awful,so kick them all up the @ss Kevin and get us playing again good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! the don69
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5:17pm Fri 1 Mar 13

35 year fan says...

Oi Den! wrote:
OK, I hold my hand up and admit to a poor choice of phrase. However, are the new owners really going to give MacDonald an annual player budget of £4.5m? And if they do, where is it going to come from? And why? Doesn't it mean we just start the process of getting into the sh1t all over agan? Whoever is going to put the money in is unlikely to walk away without wanting it back, as Black and Arbib have done. Then what? I think there are important questions unanswered. If others don't see it that way, fair enough. But I don't see why raising those questions is negative or "glass nearly empty". Good luck to the players and the new management team for tomorrow.
suspect the £4.5m is if promotion happens and so the tv revenue goes up.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: OK, I hold my hand up and admit to a poor choice of phrase. However, are the new owners really going to give MacDonald an annual player budget of £4.5m? And if they do, where is it going to come from? And why? Doesn't it mean we just start the process of getting into the sh1t all over agan? Whoever is going to put the money in is unlikely to walk away without wanting it back, as Black and Arbib have done. Then what? I think there are important questions unanswered. If others don't see it that way, fair enough. But I don't see why raising those questions is negative or "glass nearly empty". Good luck to the players and the new management team for tomorrow.[/p][/quote]suspect the £4.5m is if promotion happens and so the tv revenue goes up. 35 year fan
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5:21pm Fri 1 Mar 13

avo says...

Farnborough Robins wrote:
An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.
He only played for 4 months because he broke his leg, desperately unlucky for him at the time, and an incident that led the way into that side for a certain Steve McMahon...
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I fail to see why you feel the need to ention that though?
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You talk of Di Canio's style as a pointer to his success, yet cannot claim to have any idea of what KM's style is, or have you just decided to leave it out at the expense of comparison?
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Talk to anyone that knows KM, and he is held in extremely high regard. Does it count for anything in terms of his tenure at STFC? only time will tell.
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You seem to welcome debate on your point, yet your point is that you have clearly written KM and his team off before they have even kicked a ball in anger. Maybe we should have looked to Farnborough for our next manager.
[quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.[/p][/quote]He only played for 4 months because he broke his leg, desperately unlucky for him at the time, and an incident that led the way into that side for a certain Steve McMahon... . I fail to see why you feel the need to ention that though? . You talk of Di Canio's style as a pointer to his success, yet cannot claim to have any idea of what KM's style is, or have you just decided to leave it out at the expense of comparison? . Talk to anyone that knows KM, and he is held in extremely high regard. Does it count for anything in terms of his tenure at STFC? only time will tell. . You seem to welcome debate on your point, yet your point is that you have clearly written KM and his team off before they have even kicked a ball in anger. Maybe we should have looked to Farnborough for our next manager. avo
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5:23pm Fri 1 Mar 13

the don69 says...

avo wrote:
Everyone knows your grumpy Den ;-)
Yes Avo!one of those Grumpy ol men LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: Everyone knows your grumpy Den ;-)[/p][/quote]Yes Avo!one of those Grumpy ol men LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! the don69
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5:23pm Fri 1 Mar 13

davel4848 says...

We have a new Board and Management team AND we are 4th in the league and could go top tomorrow.
Why oh why are there so many negative, glass empty posts appearing ?
We have a new Board and Management team AND we are 4th in the league and could go top tomorrow. Why oh why are there so many negative, glass empty posts appearing ? davel4848
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5:24pm Fri 1 Mar 13

avo says...

Could you also clarify which camp you're in? The intelligent Swindon fan, or the naive? Or maybe batting for both sides?
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with respect,
Swindon Reds
Could you also clarify which camp you're in? The intelligent Swindon fan, or the naive? Or maybe batting for both sides? . with respect, Swindon Reds avo
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5:25pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

bhred wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
bhred wrote: Old Stager Really loved your comments regards my girlfriend....how did you guess!!! But come on....22 goals in 70 odd games for Yeovil doesn't make him an unqualified success and yes I do have a 'downer' on this player because in my 40 odd years as a football fan I've never seen a more wasteful 'striker Let's keep watching and see what happens....
Steve white has one of the best strike records of any past swindon striker,but he used to miss loads,mainly because he was never afraid to miss, always came back for more. That will pay of for Williams
Ok ok I've got it all wrong then and you're all right ...
Andy Williams is absolutely prolific, fights for every ball like his life depends on it and has a footballing brain the size of a planet!!
But my girlfriend still isn't interested because she reckons he's rubbish in the box
Fair play to you bhred, because I didn't recognise your user name, and I began to suspect you were a gashead in disguise, and it seems that you have got a sense of humour after all.
Tell me did the same girl return to you after Andy Williams had scored only a few times at the "Mem".
[quote][p][bold]bhred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bhred[/bold] wrote: Old Stager Really loved your comments regards my girlfriend....how did you guess!!! But come on....22 goals in 70 odd games for Yeovil doesn't make him an unqualified success and yes I do have a 'downer' on this player because in my 40 odd years as a football fan I've never seen a more wasteful 'striker Let's keep watching and see what happens....[/p][/quote]Steve white has one of the best strike records of any past swindon striker,but he used to miss loads,mainly because he was never afraid to miss, always came back for more. That will pay of for Williams[/p][/quote]Ok ok I've got it all wrong then and you're all right ... Andy Williams is absolutely prolific, fights for every ball like his life depends on it and has a footballing brain the size of a planet!! But my girlfriend still isn't interested because she reckons he's rubbish in the box[/p][/quote]Fair play to you bhred, because I didn't recognise your user name, and I began to suspect you were a gashead in disguise, and it seems that you have got a sense of humour after all. Tell me did the same girl return to you after Andy Williams had scored only a few times at the "Mem". Old-Stager, Hilperton
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5:25pm Fri 1 Mar 13

old town robin says...

London Red wrote:
Monthly installments at no extra charge too!
If there is no extra charge by installments, it sounds like the best deal. Would still prefer to but my 3 tickets out of my winnings for going up though.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Monthly installments at no extra charge too![/p][/quote]If there is no extra charge by installments, it sounds like the best deal. Would still prefer to but my 3 tickets out of my winnings for going up though. old town robin
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5:29pm Fri 1 Mar 13

davel4848 says...

avo wrote:
Farnborough Robins wrote:
An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.
He only played for 4 months because he broke his leg, desperately unlucky for him at the time, and an incident that led the way into that side for a certain Steve McMahon...
.
I fail to see why you feel the need to ention that though?
.
You talk of Di Canio's style as a pointer to his success, yet cannot claim to have any idea of what KM's style is, or have you just decided to leave it out at the expense of comparison?
.
Talk to anyone that knows KM, and he is held in extremely high regard. Does it count for anything in terms of his tenure at STFC? only time will tell.
.
You seem to welcome debate on your point, yet your point is that you have clearly written KM and his team off before they have even kicked a ball in anger. Maybe we should have looked to Farnborough for our next manager.
Farnborough Town are waiting for you to pay your £12 and watch the Hornchurch game.
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.[/p][/quote]He only played for 4 months because he broke his leg, desperately unlucky for him at the time, and an incident that led the way into that side for a certain Steve McMahon... . I fail to see why you feel the need to ention that though? . You talk of Di Canio's style as a pointer to his success, yet cannot claim to have any idea of what KM's style is, or have you just decided to leave it out at the expense of comparison? . Talk to anyone that knows KM, and he is held in extremely high regard. Does it count for anything in terms of his tenure at STFC? only time will tell. . You seem to welcome debate on your point, yet your point is that you have clearly written KM and his team off before they have even kicked a ball in anger. Maybe we should have looked to Farnborough for our next manager.[/p][/quote]Farnborough Town are waiting for you to pay your £12 and watch the Hornchurch game. davel4848
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5:32pm Fri 1 Mar 13

stfclondon says...

So because he's never managed a top flight club (apart from as a caretaker) he is not good enough for third division Swindon? Get real. He's got premier league and international coaching experience, and has a reputation for bringing through talented young players, but clearly you've already made your mind up that he's rubbish. Will you change your mind if we get promoted?

You might have been following the Town since 1979 but you come across very much like one of the post-Euro 96 Sky Sports generation.
So because he's never managed a top flight club (apart from as a caretaker) he is not good enough for third division Swindon? Get real. He's got premier league and international coaching experience, and has a reputation for bringing through talented young players, but clearly you've already made your mind up that he's rubbish. Will you change your mind if we get promoted? You might have been following the Town since 1979 but you come across very much like one of the post-Euro 96 Sky Sports generation. stfclondon
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5:33pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Farnborough Robins says...

avo wrote:
Farnborough Robins wrote:
An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.
He only played for 4 months because he broke his leg, desperately unlucky for him at the time, and an incident that led the way into that side for a certain Steve McMahon...
.
I fail to see why you feel the need to ention that though?
.
You talk of Di Canio's style as a pointer to his success, yet cannot claim to have any idea of what KM's style is, or have you just decided to leave it out at the expense of comparison?
.
Talk to anyone that knows KM, and he is held in extremely high regard. Does it count for anything in terms of his tenure at STFC? only time will tell.
.
You seem to welcome debate on your point, yet your point is that you have clearly written KM and his team off before they have even kicked a ball in anger. Maybe we should have looked to Farnborough for our next manager.
Excellent response 'avo'. Quite right, I do not have any idea of KM's style, but why do we need to to wait and see? Why not have someone who is proven at this stage of the season- an interim manager with PROVEN results, credentials and experience would have been preferable. I do welcome debate, but disagree about Farnborough as the source of new management, since I would rather live in Swindon still!!! You are right, time will tell, and I dearly hope I am wrong, but I think this is another season of high expectations and shattered dreams.
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.[/p][/quote]He only played for 4 months because he broke his leg, desperately unlucky for him at the time, and an incident that led the way into that side for a certain Steve McMahon... . I fail to see why you feel the need to ention that though? . You talk of Di Canio's style as a pointer to his success, yet cannot claim to have any idea of what KM's style is, or have you just decided to leave it out at the expense of comparison? . Talk to anyone that knows KM, and he is held in extremely high regard. Does it count for anything in terms of his tenure at STFC? only time will tell. . You seem to welcome debate on your point, yet your point is that you have clearly written KM and his team off before they have even kicked a ball in anger. Maybe we should have looked to Farnborough for our next manager.[/p][/quote]Excellent response 'avo'. Quite right, I do not have any idea of KM's style, but why do we need to to wait and see? Why not have someone who is proven at this stage of the season- an interim manager with PROVEN results, credentials and experience would have been preferable. I do welcome debate, but disagree about Farnborough as the source of new management, since I would rather live in Swindon still!!! You are right, time will tell, and I dearly hope I am wrong, but I think this is another season of high expectations and shattered dreams. Farnborough Robins
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5:35pm Fri 1 Mar 13

old town robin says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
bhred wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
bhred wrote: Old Stager Really loved your comments regards my girlfriend....how did you guess!!! But come on....22 goals in 70 odd games for Yeovil doesn't make him an unqualified success and yes I do have a 'downer' on this player because in my 40 odd years as a football fan I've never seen a more wasteful 'striker Let's keep watching and see what happens....
Steve white has one of the best strike records of any past swindon striker,but he used to miss loads,mainly because he was never afraid to miss, always came back for more. That will pay of for Williams
Ok ok I've got it all wrong then and you're all right ...
Andy Williams is absolutely prolific, fights for every ball like his life depends on it and has a footballing brain the size of a planet!!
But my girlfriend still isn't interested because she reckons he's rubbish in the box
Fair play to you bhred, because I didn't recognise your user name, and I began to suspect you were a gashead in disguise, and it seems that you have got a sense of humour after all.
Tell me did the same girl return to you after Andy Williams had scored only a few times at the "Mem".
or maybe Grim in disguise if he's got himself banned
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bhred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bhred[/bold] wrote: Old Stager Really loved your comments regards my girlfriend....how did you guess!!! But come on....22 goals in 70 odd games for Yeovil doesn't make him an unqualified success and yes I do have a 'downer' on this player because in my 40 odd years as a football fan I've never seen a more wasteful 'striker Let's keep watching and see what happens....[/p][/quote]Steve white has one of the best strike records of any past swindon striker,but he used to miss loads,mainly because he was never afraid to miss, always came back for more. That will pay of for Williams[/p][/quote]Ok ok I've got it all wrong then and you're all right ... Andy Williams is absolutely prolific, fights for every ball like his life depends on it and has a footballing brain the size of a planet!! But my girlfriend still isn't interested because she reckons he's rubbish in the box[/p][/quote]Fair play to you bhred, because I didn't recognise your user name, and I began to suspect you were a gashead in disguise, and it seems that you have got a sense of humour after all. Tell me did the same girl return to you after Andy Williams had scored only a few times at the "Mem".[/p][/quote]or maybe Grim in disguise if he's got himself banned old town robin
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5:35pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Oxon-Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
OK, I hold my hand up and admit to a poor choice of phrase. However, are the new owners really going to give MacDonald an annual player budget of £4.5m? And if they do, where is it going to come from? And why? Doesn't it mean we just start the process of getting into the sh1t all over agan? Whoever is going to put the money in is unlikely to walk away without wanting it back, as Black and Arbib have done. Then what? I think there are important questions unanswered. If others don't see it that way, fair enough. But I don't see why raising those questions is negative or "glass nearly empty". Good luck to the players and the new management team for tomorrow.
Hi Den,

Many have been saying for a while now that we need a new stadium that provides income etc. Many have been underwhelmed by the thought of Concerts at the CG but it does start to move along the lines of generating new revenue.

The new board do seem to be looking at what we have and what we can use it for. We have a stadium, what can you do in a stadium other than play football ?

With the right bands booked 5-6 concerts a year could generate a substantial income. Tickets for top bands are not cheap these days and venues outside the main cities with a capacity greater than 1-2,000 are few and far between.

These concerts, if they come off, could finance 2, 3, 4, 5 players for a season depending which league we are in.

It shouldn't affect the playing surface as this can be protected. Someone mentioned Wembley being messed up by concerts but this is garbage. Concerts haven't been staged at the new Wembley where the pitch was poor only at the old Wembley and there were no problems there.

Alternatively, the money from concerts could perhaps be put aside to finance ground improvements. At some point the Town End could be developed with Night Club, Restaurant or Casino included in the build.

With regard to money being invested by the owners. Can they invest and then ask for it back ? I thought the 65% of income rule meant that equity can be put in to increase income but can't then be taken back. Maybe wrong but it would seem pointless to me to allow it if it just puts the club into debt. After all the 65% ruling is supposed to protect clubs against running up big debts in the future. May well be wrong but that is my take on it.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: OK, I hold my hand up and admit to a poor choice of phrase. However, are the new owners really going to give MacDonald an annual player budget of £4.5m? And if they do, where is it going to come from? And why? Doesn't it mean we just start the process of getting into the sh1t all over agan? Whoever is going to put the money in is unlikely to walk away without wanting it back, as Black and Arbib have done. Then what? I think there are important questions unanswered. If others don't see it that way, fair enough. But I don't see why raising those questions is negative or "glass nearly empty". Good luck to the players and the new management team for tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Hi Den, Many have been saying for a while now that we need a new stadium that provides income etc. Many have been underwhelmed by the thought of Concerts at the CG but it does start to move along the lines of generating new revenue. The new board do seem to be looking at what we have and what we can use it for. We have a stadium, what can you do in a stadium other than play football ? With the right bands booked 5-6 concerts a year could generate a substantial income. Tickets for top bands are not cheap these days and venues outside the main cities with a capacity greater than 1-2,000 are few and far between. These concerts, if they come off, could finance 2, 3, 4, 5 players for a season depending which league we are in. It shouldn't affect the playing surface as this can be protected. Someone mentioned Wembley being messed up by concerts but this is garbage. Concerts haven't been staged at the new Wembley where the pitch was poor only at the old Wembley and there were no problems there. Alternatively, the money from concerts could perhaps be put aside to finance ground improvements. At some point the Town End could be developed with Night Club, Restaurant or Casino included in the build. With regard to money being invested by the owners. Can they invest and then ask for it back ? I thought the 65% of income rule meant that equity can be put in to increase income but can't then be taken back. Maybe wrong but it would seem pointless to me to allow it if it just puts the club into debt. After all the 65% ruling is supposed to protect clubs against running up big debts in the future. May well be wrong but that is my take on it. COYMR Oxon-Red
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5:36pm Fri 1 Mar 13

davel4848 says...

Farnborough Robins wrote:
avo wrote:
Farnborough Robins wrote:
An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.
He only played for 4 months because he broke his leg, desperately unlucky for him at the time, and an incident that led the way into that side for a certain Steve McMahon...
.
I fail to see why you feel the need to ention that though?
.
You talk of Di Canio's style as a pointer to his success, yet cannot claim to have any idea of what KM's style is, or have you just decided to leave it out at the expense of comparison?
.
Talk to anyone that knows KM, and he is held in extremely high regard. Does it count for anything in terms of his tenure at STFC? only time will tell.
.
You seem to welcome debate on your point, yet your point is that you have clearly written KM and his team off before they have even kicked a ball in anger. Maybe we should have looked to Farnborough for our next manager.
Excellent response 'avo'. Quite right, I do not have any idea of KM's style, but why do we need to to wait and see? Why not have someone who is proven at this stage of the season- an interim manager with PROVEN results, credentials and experience would have been preferable. I do welcome debate, but disagree about Farnborough as the source of new management, since I would rather live in Swindon still!!! You are right, time will tell, and I dearly hope I am wrong, but I think this is another season of high expectations and shattered dreams.
I still disagree with you FB. Who exactly did you have in mind ?
[quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.[/p][/quote]He only played for 4 months because he broke his leg, desperately unlucky for him at the time, and an incident that led the way into that side for a certain Steve McMahon... . I fail to see why you feel the need to ention that though? . You talk of Di Canio's style as a pointer to his success, yet cannot claim to have any idea of what KM's style is, or have you just decided to leave it out at the expense of comparison? . Talk to anyone that knows KM, and he is held in extremely high regard. Does it count for anything in terms of his tenure at STFC? only time will tell. . You seem to welcome debate on your point, yet your point is that you have clearly written KM and his team off before they have even kicked a ball in anger. Maybe we should have looked to Farnborough for our next manager.[/p][/quote]Excellent response 'avo'. Quite right, I do not have any idea of KM's style, but why do we need to to wait and see? Why not have someone who is proven at this stage of the season- an interim manager with PROVEN results, credentials and experience would have been preferable. I do welcome debate, but disagree about Farnborough as the source of new management, since I would rather live in Swindon still!!! You are right, time will tell, and I dearly hope I am wrong, but I think this is another season of high expectations and shattered dreams.[/p][/quote]I still disagree with you FB. Who exactly did you have in mind ? davel4848
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5:38pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Farnborough Robins says...

stfclondon wrote:
So because he's never managed a top flight club (apart from as a caretaker) he is not good enough for third division Swindon? Get real. He's got premier league and international coaching experience, and has a reputation for bringing through talented young players, but clearly you've already made your mind up that he's rubbish. Will you change your mind if we get promoted?

You might have been following the Town since 1979 but you come across very much like one of the post-Euro 96 Sky Sports generation.
Actually, I loathe Sky Sports stfclondon, much preferred HTC West with Roger Malone!

Swindon have been blessed over the years with a class of manager above our status, hence the disappointment in KM. Doesn't have the same legacy does it?
[quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: So because he's never managed a top flight club (apart from as a caretaker) he is not good enough for third division Swindon? Get real. He's got premier league and international coaching experience, and has a reputation for bringing through talented young players, but clearly you've already made your mind up that he's rubbish. Will you change your mind if we get promoted? You might have been following the Town since 1979 but you come across very much like one of the post-Euro 96 Sky Sports generation.[/p][/quote]Actually, I loathe Sky Sports stfclondon, much preferred HTC West with Roger Malone! Swindon have been blessed over the years with a class of manager above our status, hence the disappointment in KM. Doesn't have the same legacy does it? Farnborough Robins
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5:42pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Farnborough Robins says...

davel4848 wrote:
Farnborough Robins wrote:
avo wrote:
Farnborough Robins wrote:
An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.
He only played for 4 months because he broke his leg, desperately unlucky for him at the time, and an incident that led the way into that side for a certain Steve McMahon...
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I fail to see why you feel the need to ention that though?
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You talk of Di Canio's style as a pointer to his success, yet cannot claim to have any idea of what KM's style is, or have you just decided to leave it out at the expense of comparison?
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Talk to anyone that knows KM, and he is held in extremely high regard. Does it count for anything in terms of his tenure at STFC? only time will tell.
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You seem to welcome debate on your point, yet your point is that you have clearly written KM and his team off before they have even kicked a ball in anger. Maybe we should have looked to Farnborough for our next manager.
Excellent response 'avo'. Quite right, I do not have any idea of KM's style, but why do we need to to wait and see? Why not have someone who is proven at this stage of the season- an interim manager with PROVEN results, credentials and experience would have been preferable. I do welcome debate, but disagree about Farnborough as the source of new management, since I would rather live in Swindon still!!! You are right, time will tell, and I dearly hope I am wrong, but I think this is another season of high expectations and shattered dreams.
I still disagree with you FB. Who exactly did you have in mind ?
Hoddle to the end of the season, or how about Roberto Di Matteo!? A manager who enjoys the beautiful game, not an Allardyce long ball sort, with 11 fit triathletes working harder off the ball than with it!
[quote][p][bold]davel4848[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.[/p][/quote]He only played for 4 months because he broke his leg, desperately unlucky for him at the time, and an incident that led the way into that side for a certain Steve McMahon... . I fail to see why you feel the need to ention that though? . You talk of Di Canio's style as a pointer to his success, yet cannot claim to have any idea of what KM's style is, or have you just decided to leave it out at the expense of comparison? . Talk to anyone that knows KM, and he is held in extremely high regard. Does it count for anything in terms of his tenure at STFC? only time will tell. . You seem to welcome debate on your point, yet your point is that you have clearly written KM and his team off before they have even kicked a ball in anger. Maybe we should have looked to Farnborough for our next manager.[/p][/quote]Excellent response 'avo'. Quite right, I do not have any idea of KM's style, but why do we need to to wait and see? Why not have someone who is proven at this stage of the season- an interim manager with PROVEN results, credentials and experience would have been preferable. I do welcome debate, but disagree about Farnborough as the source of new management, since I would rather live in Swindon still!!! You are right, time will tell, and I dearly hope I am wrong, but I think this is another season of high expectations and shattered dreams.[/p][/quote]I still disagree with you FB. Who exactly did you have in mind ?[/p][/quote]Hoddle to the end of the season, or how about Roberto Di Matteo!? A manager who enjoys the beautiful game, not an Allardyce long ball sort, with 11 fit triathletes working harder off the ball than with it! Farnborough Robins
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5:45pm Fri 1 Mar 13

davel4848 says...

Hmmmm. Hoddle was my 1st choice too but then I started thinking how long he'd been out of the game.
Di Matteo would never have come to Town. He's still trying to spend his 5mill compensation.
Hmmmm. Hoddle was my 1st choice too but then I started thinking how long he'd been out of the game. Di Matteo would never have come to Town. He's still trying to spend his 5mill compensation. davel4848
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5:46pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Wilesy says...

Oi Den! wrote:
OK, I hold my hand up and admit to a poor choice of phrase. However, are the new owners really going to give MacDonald an annual player budget of £4.5m? And if they do, where is it going to come from? And why? Doesn't it mean we just start the process of getting into the sh1t all over agan?

Whoever is going to put the money in is unlikely to walk away without wanting it back, as Black and Arbib have done. Then what?

I think there are important questions unanswered. If others don't see it that way, fair enough. But I don't see why raising those questions is negative or "glass nearly empty".

Good luck to the players and the new management team for tomorrow.
Den fair do's on the poor choice of phrase, but I think the point is that Jed has emphasisied his consortium have financial backing behind them, but they want to remain anonymous. Also there is a huge difference between having money and spending it wisely and working to a shoestring. But it's a good point on will they want it back. Will they or won't they? Might we even be self-sufficient? The FL took their time then blessed the plans so that must give a degree of optimism. But time will tell still very early days
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: OK, I hold my hand up and admit to a poor choice of phrase. However, are the new owners really going to give MacDonald an annual player budget of £4.5m? And if they do, where is it going to come from? And why? Doesn't it mean we just start the process of getting into the sh1t all over agan? Whoever is going to put the money in is unlikely to walk away without wanting it back, as Black and Arbib have done. Then what? I think there are important questions unanswered. If others don't see it that way, fair enough. But I don't see why raising those questions is negative or "glass nearly empty". Good luck to the players and the new management team for tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Den fair do's on the poor choice of phrase, but I think the point is that Jed has emphasisied his consortium have financial backing behind them, but they want to remain anonymous. Also there is a huge difference between having money and spending it wisely and working to a shoestring. But it's a good point on will they want it back. Will they or won't they? Might we even be self-sufficient? The FL took their time then blessed the plans so that must give a degree of optimism. But time will tell still very early days Wilesy
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5:51pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Farnborough Robins says...

davel4848 wrote:
Hmmmm. Hoddle was my 1st choice too but then I started thinking how long he'd been out of the game.
Di Matteo would never have come to Town. He's still trying to spend his 5mill compensation.
touche
[quote][p][bold]davel4848[/bold] wrote: Hmmmm. Hoddle was my 1st choice too but then I started thinking how long he'd been out of the game. Di Matteo would never have come to Town. He's still trying to spend his 5mill compensation.[/p][/quote]touche Farnborough Robins
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6:00pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Med Red says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
Med Red wrote:
Was that it.... not impressed!!
What were you expecting?
These are madterrier's comments, they explain better than I could why I found KM's press conference underwhelming... "well we've lost Ritchie, Hollands, Bostock and Martin from the team that was banging four or five goals in for fun in January. three loan players were signed up but of course, fell through. We have Ferry and Devera injured (hopefully back very soon). We need new players NOW. Especially midfield. If we are going to rely on Miller, Navarro and Macca, then we're in trouble. If there is money to 'invest', then invest it now. We must have reduced the wage bill a bit, also with PDCs team gone. This is a golden chance to get out of League One this season. Let's seize it - not waste it. Now is not the time to be talking about bringing youth players along"
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: Was that it.... not impressed!![/p][/quote]What were you expecting?[/p][/quote]These are madterrier's comments, they explain better than I could why I found KM's press conference underwhelming... "well we've lost Ritchie, Hollands, Bostock and Martin from the team that was banging four or five goals in for fun in January. three loan players were signed up but of course, fell through. We have Ferry and Devera injured (hopefully back very soon). We need new players NOW. Especially midfield. If we are going to rely on Miller, Navarro and Macca, then we're in trouble. If there is money to 'invest', then invest it now. We must have reduced the wage bill a bit, also with PDCs team gone. This is a golden chance to get out of League One this season. Let's seize it - not waste it. Now is not the time to be talking about bringing youth players along" Med Red
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6:01pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bhred says...

old town robin wrote:
Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
bhred wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
bhred wrote: Old Stager Really loved your comments regards my girlfriend....how did you guess!!! But come on....22 goals in 70 odd games for Yeovil doesn't make him an unqualified success and yes I do have a 'downer' on this player because in my 40 odd years as a football fan I've never seen a more wasteful 'striker Let's keep watching and see what happens....
Steve white has one of the best strike records of any past swindon striker,but he used to miss loads,mainly because he was never afraid to miss, always came back for more. That will pay of for Williams
Ok ok I've got it all wrong then and you're all right ... Andy Williams is absolutely prolific, fights for every ball like his life depends on it and has a footballing brain the size of a planet!! But my girlfriend still isn't interested because she reckons he's rubbish in the box
Fair play to you bhred, because I didn't recognise your user name, and I began to suspect you were a gashead in disguise, and it seems that you have got a sense of humour after all. Tell me did the same girl return to you after Andy Williams had scored only a few times at the "Mem".
or maybe Grim in disguise if he's got himself banned
No...that girlfiend ditched me for Ricky Lambert!!
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bhred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bhred[/bold] wrote: Old Stager Really loved your comments regards my girlfriend....how did you guess!!! But come on....22 goals in 70 odd games for Yeovil doesn't make him an unqualified success and yes I do have a 'downer' on this player because in my 40 odd years as a football fan I've never seen a more wasteful 'striker Let's keep watching and see what happens....[/p][/quote]Steve white has one of the best strike records of any past swindon striker,but he used to miss loads,mainly because he was never afraid to miss, always came back for more. That will pay of for Williams[/p][/quote]Ok ok I've got it all wrong then and you're all right ... Andy Williams is absolutely prolific, fights for every ball like his life depends on it and has a footballing brain the size of a planet!! But my girlfriend still isn't interested because she reckons he's rubbish in the box[/p][/quote]Fair play to you bhred, because I didn't recognise your user name, and I began to suspect you were a gashead in disguise, and it seems that you have got a sense of humour after all. Tell me did the same girl return to you after Andy Williams had scored only a few times at the "Mem".[/p][/quote]or maybe Grim in disguise if he's got himself banned[/p][/quote]No...that girlfiend ditched me for Ricky Lambert!! bhred
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6:02pm Fri 1 Mar 13

sw1ndon says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
Welcome aboard Kevin. I am sure every true stfc supporter will welcome you and the opportunity to allow your footballing coaching skills to flourish and take the club into the championship. Your ability with younger players will be key in enabling the stated goals of the new board to be achieved. I for one am delighted as you are well regarded as a coach at prem level and the contacts you bring may be helpful as well. congratulations on your appointment.
Coach yes
Manager ?
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: Welcome aboard Kevin. I am sure every true stfc supporter will welcome you and the opportunity to allow your footballing coaching skills to flourish and take the club into the championship. Your ability with younger players will be key in enabling the stated goals of the new board to be achieved. I for one am delighted as you are well regarded as a coach at prem level and the contacts you bring may be helpful as well. congratulations on your appointment.[/p][/quote]Coach yes Manager ? sw1ndon
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6:09pm Fri 1 Mar 13

ScottLeitch says...

"Wait and see about players" we cant even fill the bench!
"Wait and see about players" we cant even fill the bench! ScottLeitch
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6:15pm Fri 1 Mar 13

the wizard says...

Farnborough Robins wrote:
An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet.

Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker.

There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion.

Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones.

With respect,
Farnborough Robin.
You must be having a laugh. You cite certain players as being poor and yet you support Di Canio and his style, when he signed more duds than any other manager in Town history. Had he not signed the likes of Magera, £8k a week , we wouldn't have run out of Blacks money. As for "following Town since '79" well very good but there are many who have been supporting them for a **** site longer, through thick and thin, most of it thin, so YES respect to Kevin, to taking on a task which is going to be far from easy.
There is not a team on the planet that hasn't signed players that haven't worked out, there is not a manager who has found less success at one club as opposed to glory at another. If your standards are so impeccable and your ability to judge players so good why didn't you apply for the job?
[quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.[/p][/quote]You must be having a laugh. You cite certain players as being poor and yet you support Di Canio and his style, when he signed more duds than any other manager in Town history. Had he not signed the likes of Magera, £8k a week , we wouldn't have run out of Blacks money. As for "following Town since '79" well very good but there are many who have been supporting them for a **** site longer, through thick and thin, most of it thin, so YES respect to Kevin, to taking on a task which is going to be far from easy. There is not a team on the planet that hasn't signed players that haven't worked out, there is not a manager who has found less success at one club as opposed to glory at another. If your standards are so impeccable and your ability to judge players so good why didn't you apply for the job? the wizard
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6:17pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Davidsyrett says...

Farnborough Robins wrote:
davel4848 wrote:
Farnborough Robins wrote:
avo wrote:
Farnborough Robins wrote:
An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.
He only played for 4 months because he broke his leg, desperately unlucky for him at the time, and an incident that led the way into that side for a certain Steve McMahon...
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I fail to see why you feel the need to ention that though?
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You talk of Di Canio's style as a pointer to his success, yet cannot claim to have any idea of what KM's style is, or have you just decided to leave it out at the expense of comparison?
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Talk to anyone that knows KM, and he is held in extremely high regard. Does it count for anything in terms of his tenure at STFC? only time will tell.
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You seem to welcome debate on your point, yet your point is that you have clearly written KM and his team off before they have even kicked a ball in anger. Maybe we should have looked to Farnborough for our next manager.
Excellent response 'avo'. Quite right, I do not have any idea of KM's style, but why do we need to to wait and see? Why not have someone who is proven at this stage of the season- an interim manager with PROVEN results, credentials and experience would have been preferable. I do welcome debate, but disagree about Farnborough as the source of new management, since I would rather live in Swindon still!!! You are right, time will tell, and I dearly hope I am wrong, but I think this is another season of high expectations and shattered dreams.
I still disagree with you FB. Who exactly did you have in mind ?
Hoddle to the end of the season, or how about Roberto Di Matteo!? A manager who enjoys the beautiful game, not an Allardyce long ball sort, with 11 fit triathletes working harder off the ball than with it!
been trying not to get involved with all this again, but please! Start being realistic, DiMatteo won the champion' league & FA cup last season, do you really think he would come here even if we offered him £1M a season??? Hoddle, yes I would have liked but again, did he want the job? could we afford him?

For me McDonald was an inspired chose, excellent coaching credentials, has a lot of contacts and is realist for a team in the 3rd tier of English football.

Give him a chance to prove himself, and I don't mean the last few games of this season, but next as well,

Most Villa fans speak of him highly and wish he was their manager rather than Lambert, must say something!
[quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davel4848[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.[/p][/quote]He only played for 4 months because he broke his leg, desperately unlucky for him at the time, and an incident that led the way into that side for a certain Steve McMahon... . I fail to see why you feel the need to ention that though? . You talk of Di Canio's style as a pointer to his success, yet cannot claim to have any idea of what KM's style is, or have you just decided to leave it out at the expense of comparison? . Talk to anyone that knows KM, and he is held in extremely high regard. Does it count for anything in terms of his tenure at STFC? only time will tell. . You seem to welcome debate on your point, yet your point is that you have clearly written KM and his team off before they have even kicked a ball in anger. Maybe we should have looked to Farnborough for our next manager.[/p][/quote]Excellent response 'avo'. Quite right, I do not have any idea of KM's style, but why do we need to to wait and see? Why not have someone who is proven at this stage of the season- an interim manager with PROVEN results, credentials and experience would have been preferable. I do welcome debate, but disagree about Farnborough as the source of new management, since I would rather live in Swindon still!!! You are right, time will tell, and I dearly hope I am wrong, but I think this is another season of high expectations and shattered dreams.[/p][/quote]I still disagree with you FB. Who exactly did you have in mind ?[/p][/quote]Hoddle to the end of the season, or how about Roberto Di Matteo!? A manager who enjoys the beautiful game, not an Allardyce long ball sort, with 11 fit triathletes working harder off the ball than with it![/p][/quote]been trying not to get involved with all this again, but please! Start being realistic, DiMatteo won the champion' league & FA cup last season, do you really think he would come here even if we offered him £1M a season??? Hoddle, yes I would have liked but again, did he want the job? could we afford him? For me McDonald was an inspired chose, excellent coaching credentials, has a lot of contacts and is realist for a team in the 3rd tier of English football. Give him a chance to prove himself, and I don't mean the last few games of this season, but next as well, Most Villa fans speak of him highly and wish he was their manager rather than Lambert, must say something! Davidsyrett
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6:19pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Okus Road says...

Farnborough Robins wrote:
An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet.

Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker.

There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion.

Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones.

With respect,
Farnborough Robin.
Who signed Navarro?

What we need at this time is stability and to me MacDonald will give us that I for one am pleased he is here and having read some comments from Villa fans it looks a good move.
[quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.[/p][/quote]Who signed Navarro? What we need at this time is stability and to me MacDonald will give us that I for one am pleased he is here and having read some comments from Villa fans it looks a good move. Okus Road
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6:21pm Fri 1 Mar 13

sagadude says...

The chat about poor performing players is a little awry.

Maybe PDC made them too nervous?
Maybe they get a little bit lazy?

Williams, Luke Rooney etc will come good again.

The mighty 3000 + Red Army need to ousting Cov tomorrow and be the 12th man. Luke Rooney will score the winner :-)

Who will mark Leon Clarke ( and give him a kick or two).
The chat about poor performing players is a little awry. Maybe PDC made them too nervous? Maybe they get a little bit lazy? Williams, Luke Rooney etc will come good again. The mighty 3000 + Red Army need to ousting Cov tomorrow and be the 12th man. Luke Rooney will score the winner :-) Who will mark Leon Clarke ( and give him a kick or two). sagadude
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6:22pm Fri 1 Mar 13

the wizard says...

**** a device for holding back water on a large scale, ad a m
**** a device for holding back water on a large scale, ad a m the wizard
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6:22pm Fri 1 Mar 13

sagadude says...

The mighty 3000 + Red Army need to out sing Cov tomorrow and be the 12th man. Luke Rooney will score the winner :-)
The mighty 3000 + Red Army need to out sing Cov tomorrow and be the 12th man. Luke Rooney will score the winner :-) sagadude
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6:24pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bhred says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
Farnborough Robins wrote:
davel4848 wrote:
Farnborough Robins wrote:
avo wrote:
Farnborough Robins wrote: An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.
He only played for 4 months because he broke his leg, desperately unlucky for him at the time, and an incident that led the way into that side for a certain Steve McMahon... . I fail to see why you feel the need to ention that though? . You talk of Di Canio's style as a pointer to his success, yet cannot claim to have any idea of what KM's style is, or have you just decided to leave it out at the expense of comparison? . Talk to anyone that knows KM, and he is held in extremely high regard. Does it count for anything in terms of his tenure at STFC? only time will tell. . You seem to welcome debate on your point, yet your point is that you have clearly written KM and his team off before they have even kicked a ball in anger. Maybe we should have looked to Farnborough for our next manager.
Excellent response 'avo'. Quite right, I do not have any idea of KM's style, but why do we need to to wait and see? Why not have someone who is proven at this stage of the season- an interim manager with PROVEN results, credentials and experience would have been preferable. I do welcome debate, but disagree about Farnborough as the source of new management, since I would rather live in Swindon still!!! You are right, time will tell, and I dearly hope I am wrong, but I think this is another season of high expectations and shattered dreams.
I still disagree with you FB. Who exactly did you have in mind ?
Hoddle to the end of the season, or how about Roberto Di Matteo!? A manager who enjoys the beautiful game, not an Allardyce long ball sort, with 11 fit triathletes working harder off the ball than with it!
been trying not to get involved with all this again, but please! Start being realistic, DiMatteo won the champion' league & FA cup last season, do you really think he would come here even if we offered him £1M a season??? Hoddle, yes I would have liked but again, did he want the job? could we afford him? For me McDonald was an inspired chose, excellent coaching credentials, has a lot of contacts and is realist for a team in the 3rd tier of English football. Give him a chance to prove himself, and I don't mean the last few games of this season, but next as well, Most Villa fans speak of him highly and wish he was their manager rather than Lambert, must say something!
Totally agree with you Dave
He seems to come highly recommended by many at Villa
I think he's earned the right and we need to get full square behind him
Having said all of this I do hope he appreciates very soon that we desperately need quality reinforcements
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davel4848[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.[/p][/quote]He only played for 4 months because he broke his leg, desperately unlucky for him at the time, and an incident that led the way into that side for a certain Steve McMahon... . I fail to see why you feel the need to ention that though? . You talk of Di Canio's style as a pointer to his success, yet cannot claim to have any idea of what KM's style is, or have you just decided to leave it out at the expense of comparison? . Talk to anyone that knows KM, and he is held in extremely high regard. Does it count for anything in terms of his tenure at STFC? only time will tell. . You seem to welcome debate on your point, yet your point is that you have clearly written KM and his team off before they have even kicked a ball in anger. Maybe we should have looked to Farnborough for our next manager.[/p][/quote]Excellent response 'avo'. Quite right, I do not have any idea of KM's style, but why do we need to to wait and see? Why not have someone who is proven at this stage of the season- an interim manager with PROVEN results, credentials and experience would have been preferable. I do welcome debate, but disagree about Farnborough as the source of new management, since I would rather live in Swindon still!!! You are right, time will tell, and I dearly hope I am wrong, but I think this is another season of high expectations and shattered dreams.[/p][/quote]I still disagree with you FB. Who exactly did you have in mind ?[/p][/quote]Hoddle to the end of the season, or how about Roberto Di Matteo!? A manager who enjoys the beautiful game, not an Allardyce long ball sort, with 11 fit triathletes working harder off the ball than with it![/p][/quote]been trying not to get involved with all this again, but please! Start being realistic, DiMatteo won the champion' league & FA cup last season, do you really think he would come here even if we offered him £1M a season??? Hoddle, yes I would have liked but again, did he want the job? could we afford him? For me McDonald was an inspired chose, excellent coaching credentials, has a lot of contacts and is realist for a team in the 3rd tier of English football. Give him a chance to prove himself, and I don't mean the last few games of this season, but next as well, Most Villa fans speak of him highly and wish he was their manager rather than Lambert, must say something![/p][/quote]Totally agree with you Dave He seems to come highly recommended by many at Villa I think he's earned the right and we need to get full square behind him Having said all of this I do hope he appreciates very soon that we desperately need quality reinforcements bhred
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6:24pm Fri 1 Mar 13

sp1dersw3b says...

Farnborough Robins wrote:
davel4848 wrote:
Farnborough Robins wrote:
avo wrote:
Farnborough Robins wrote:
An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.
He only played for 4 months because he broke his leg, desperately unlucky for him at the time, and an incident that led the way into that side for a certain Steve McMahon...
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I fail to see why you feel the need to ention that though?
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You talk of Di Canio's style as a pointer to his success, yet cannot claim to have any idea of what KM's style is, or have you just decided to leave it out at the expense of comparison?
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Talk to anyone that knows KM, and he is held in extremely high regard. Does it count for anything in terms of his tenure at STFC? only time will tell.
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You seem to welcome debate on your point, yet your point is that you have clearly written KM and his team off before they have even kicked a ball in anger. Maybe we should have looked to Farnborough for our next manager.
Excellent response 'avo'. Quite right, I do not have any idea of KM's style, but why do we need to to wait and see? Why not have someone who is proven at this stage of the season- an interim manager with PROVEN results, credentials and experience would have been preferable. I do welcome debate, but disagree about Farnborough as the source of new management, since I would rather live in Swindon still!!! You are right, time will tell, and I dearly hope I am wrong, but I think this is another season of high expectations and shattered dreams.
I still disagree with you FB. Who exactly did you have in mind ?
Hoddle to the end of the season, or how about Roberto Di Matteo!? A manager who enjoys the beautiful game, not an Allardyce long ball sort, with 11 fit triathletes working harder off the ball than with it!
I would happily debate with you but will wait until your medication has worn off.
[quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davel4848[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.[/p][/quote]He only played for 4 months because he broke his leg, desperately unlucky for him at the time, and an incident that led the way into that side for a certain Steve McMahon... . I fail to see why you feel the need to ention that though? . You talk of Di Canio's style as a pointer to his success, yet cannot claim to have any idea of what KM's style is, or have you just decided to leave it out at the expense of comparison? . Talk to anyone that knows KM, and he is held in extremely high regard. Does it count for anything in terms of his tenure at STFC? only time will tell. . You seem to welcome debate on your point, yet your point is that you have clearly written KM and his team off before they have even kicked a ball in anger. Maybe we should have looked to Farnborough for our next manager.[/p][/quote]Excellent response 'avo'. Quite right, I do not have any idea of KM's style, but why do we need to to wait and see? Why not have someone who is proven at this stage of the season- an interim manager with PROVEN results, credentials and experience would have been preferable. I do welcome debate, but disagree about Farnborough as the source of new management, since I would rather live in Swindon still!!! You are right, time will tell, and I dearly hope I am wrong, but I think this is another season of high expectations and shattered dreams.[/p][/quote]I still disagree with you FB. Who exactly did you have in mind ?[/p][/quote]Hoddle to the end of the season, or how about Roberto Di Matteo!? A manager who enjoys the beautiful game, not an Allardyce long ball sort, with 11 fit triathletes working harder off the ball than with it![/p][/quote]I would happily debate with you but will wait until your medication has worn off. sp1dersw3b
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6:24pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Another view says...

MARK TITCOMBE says...
3:30pm Fri 1 Mar 13
"This guy KM has no real record as he has only ever been an assistant. That is the only thing I worry about at this stage of the season. We really needed a proven winner in my opinion but I hope he proves me wrong."

- I've no idea either if he will be a success or not. One thing I do know is that the above could have been said about Steve Clarke who looked as if he would be a lifetime coach, but never a manager.

I'll give K M the benefit of the doubt, especially after hearing some of the comments from ex colleagues.
MARK TITCOMBE says... 3:30pm Fri 1 Mar 13 "This guy KM has no real record as he has only ever been an assistant. That is the only thing I worry about at this stage of the season. We really needed a proven winner in my opinion but I hope he proves me wrong." - I've no idea either if he will be a success or not. One thing I do know is that the above could have been said about Steve Clarke who looked as if he would be a lifetime coach, but never a manager. I'll give K M the benefit of the doubt, especially after hearing some of the comments from ex colleagues. Another view
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6:27pm Fri 1 Mar 13

ScottLeitch says...

Malpas came here with a glowing reference....
Malpas came here with a glowing reference.... ScottLeitch
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6:32pm Fri 1 Mar 13

donaldslovechild says...

I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please.
I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.
I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please. I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more. donaldslovechild
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6:46pm Fri 1 Mar 13

old town robin says...

sagadude wrote:
The chat about poor performing players is a little awry.

Maybe PDC made them too nervous?
Maybe they get a little bit lazy?

Williams, Luke Rooney etc will come good again.

The mighty 3000 + Red Army need to ousting Cov tomorrow and be the 12th man. Luke Rooney will score the winner :-)

Who will mark Leon Clarke ( and give him a kick or two).
Flint gave him a kicking at home and got sent off for his troubles
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: The chat about poor performing players is a little awry. Maybe PDC made them too nervous? Maybe they get a little bit lazy? Williams, Luke Rooney etc will come good again. The mighty 3000 + Red Army need to ousting Cov tomorrow and be the 12th man. Luke Rooney will score the winner :-) Who will mark Leon Clarke ( and give him a kick or two).[/p][/quote]Flint gave him a kicking at home and got sent off for his troubles old town robin
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6:47pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bradley red 1 says...

Well here we have Maurice malpas mark 2! why mark cooper? see how it goes but for me league 1 again next year! would love to be proved wrong.attendances will drop no doubt and In my opinion the new board of directors for me are out of there depth.can anyone tell me why kevin macdonald has never been given the managers job anywhere else?? because assistant manager,coach is as good as he gets!!
Well here we have Maurice malpas mark 2! why mark cooper? see how it goes but for me league 1 again next year! would love to be proved wrong.attendances will drop no doubt and In my opinion the new board of directors for me are out of there depth.can anyone tell me why kevin macdonald has never been given the managers job anywhere else?? because assistant manager,coach is as good as he gets!! bradley red 1
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7:07pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Med Red says...

donaldslovechild wrote:
I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please.
I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.
"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius.
[quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please. I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.[/p][/quote]"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius. Med Red
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7:12pm Fri 1 Mar 13

sp1dersw3b says...

donaldslovechild wrote:
I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please.
I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.
Are you suggesting 52 is too old? - oh dear :-(

Outwardly, KMac is probably the polar opposite to Paolo - as stated many times on here I wish Paolo was still with us and I will not attack him as others frequently do - but we do have to move on as you also accept.


Our new manager is highly recommended by many who are in the professional game, do some research, I had too!

Yes some of us are definitely now more optimistic than a few days ago against Bury.

We still have a nucleus of an excellent team that Paolo put together and this new man may just be mature enough, eager enough, determined enough and hold the man management skills to bring back the confidence into this team AND the results.

Don't forget MacDonald has had 17 years coaching experiencing in the top league with the same club and also international experience as an Assistant Manager.

If KMac and/or the board believes Mark Cooper is a very good choice as A/Mgr why should we question it at this stage?

The CG will never become a desert anyway, Marcus Cassidy won't allow it.

Your ambitions may be stirred again soon so hang in there and don't give up - a few wins and the hangover will pass.

COYR's
[quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please. I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.[/p][/quote]Are you suggesting 52 is too old? - oh dear :-( Outwardly, KMac is probably the polar opposite to Paolo - as stated many times on here I wish Paolo was still with us and I will not attack him as others frequently do - but we do have to move on as you also accept. Our new manager is highly recommended by many who are in the professional game, do some research, I had too! Yes some of us are definitely now more optimistic than a few days ago against Bury. We still have a nucleus of an excellent team that Paolo put together and this new man may just be mature enough, eager enough, determined enough and hold the man management skills to bring back the confidence into this team AND the results. Don't forget MacDonald has had 17 years coaching experiencing in the top league with the same club and also international experience as an Assistant Manager. If KMac and/or the board believes Mark Cooper is a very good choice as A/Mgr why should we question it at this stage? The CG will never become a desert anyway, Marcus Cassidy won't allow it. Your ambitions may be stirred again soon so hang in there and don't give up - a few wins and the hangover will pass. COYR's sp1dersw3b
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7:16pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bradley red 1 says...

I see this character martin king is a consultant for the new board so say,he was in contact with ian wright about the job,something don't sit right with me about jed and co sorry for being negative,this is the sign of things to come from these people.,a manager who has never managed and an assistant who is mediocre.
I see this character martin king is a consultant for the new board so say,he was in contact with ian wright about the job,something don't sit right with me about jed and co sorry for being negative,this is the sign of things to come from these people.,a manager who has never managed and an assistant who is mediocre. bradley red 1
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7:18pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Cookie43 says...

For crying out loud!!!
Give the bloke a chance
I for one have heard a awful lot of villa fans who rate him very very highly and would love him at villa now!
Talk about knocking a bloke before he has even taken control of his first match.
Pdc had never managed before he came to us and everyone said we were mad to appoint him.
Can't some of you people just once try and be positive I am sick off reading posts on here from people moaning and groaning all the bl.oody time it's pathetic it really is.
I for one am gonna give him my full support and if all you so called fans who are so disappointed you know what you do not have to go to the games!!
I bet most of the moaners were the same ones booing the team on Tuesday night!!!!!!!!!
For crying out loud!!! Give the bloke a chance I for one have heard a awful lot of villa fans who rate him very very highly and would love him at villa now! Talk about knocking a bloke before he has even taken control of his first match. Pdc had never managed before he came to us and everyone said we were mad to appoint him. Can't some of you people just once try and be positive I am sick off reading posts on here from people moaning and groaning all the bl.oody time it's pathetic it really is. I for one am gonna give him my full support and if all you so called fans who are so disappointed you know what you do not have to go to the games!! I bet most of the moaners were the same ones booing the team on Tuesday night!!!!!!!!! Cookie43
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7:18pm Fri 1 Mar 13

umpcah says...

FACT : If Alex Ferguson had been appointed some posters would not have been happy - past his best,too old, etc ! Not everyone will agree but I think the new board have tried hard to appoint someone suitable and we need to give the new regimes a fair chance. Everyone at STFC is aware of the deficiencies within the squad and I`m sure that onfield problems will receive earliest possible attention. With automatic promotion in mind it may be too late but that`s not the fault of anyone currently at STFC is it ?
FACT : If Alex Ferguson had been appointed some posters would not have been happy - past his best,too old, etc ! Not everyone will agree but I think the new board have tried hard to appoint someone suitable and we need to give the new regimes a fair chance. Everyone at STFC is aware of the deficiencies within the squad and I`m sure that onfield problems will receive earliest possible attention. With automatic promotion in mind it may be too late but that`s not the fault of anyone currently at STFC is it ? umpcah
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7:19pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bradley red 1 says...

oh and if jed and co think youth players will win promotion and is part of the reason to appoint macdonald because of his involvement at villa with young pros then he will be found out wrong.! under 21 team what the fuxk is that all about?
oh and if jed and co think youth players will win promotion and is part of the reason to appoint macdonald because of his involvement at villa with young pros then he will be found out wrong.! under 21 team what the fuxk is that all about? bradley red 1
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7:22pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Farnborough Robins says...

Med Red wrote:
donaldslovechild wrote:
I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please.
I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.
"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius.
Spot on Med Red! Absolutely correct! Why are the majority on this site excited by the new appointments. Mindless optimism.

bradleyred-also agree- why has he not been employed as a manager anywhere else? Poor appointment.
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please. I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.[/p][/quote]"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius.[/p][/quote]Spot on Med Red! Absolutely correct! Why are the majority on this site excited by the new appointments. Mindless optimism. bradleyred-also agree- why has he not been employed as a manager anywhere else? Poor appointment. Farnborough Robins
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7:23pm Fri 1 Mar 13

ciclosporindorset says...

Hard to get your head around, some comments on here! I doubt few know the bloke, his skills, credentials. All most know is wiki and 5 mins at a press conference. Surprised at the closed thinking but time will, as always, tell!
Hard to get your head around, some comments on here! I doubt few know the bloke, his skills, credentials. All most know is wiki and 5 mins at a press conference. Surprised at the closed thinking but time will, as always, tell! ciclosporindorset
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7:27pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Oi Den! says...

avo wrote:
Could you also clarify which camp you're in? The intelligent Swindon fan, or the naive? Or maybe batting for both sides?
.
with respect,
Swindon Reds
Was that one addressed to me Avo?! Whether it was or not, it does seem to me that there's a large body of opinion that thinks you either have to have unconditional faith in something/someone or be unconditionally against it. Hence the talk of "Paolo lovers / haters". I am 100% behind STFC and I just don't see why we have to be divided into these camps.
.
Some of us asked questions about PDC; some of us asked questions about the motives of Fitton, Wray, Arbib and Black. It didn't mean we weren't supporting them. But asking those questions seemed to amount to treason in some people's eyes. Now those people - or some of them -have turned like wounded animals on Black and Di Canio. I prefer to keep my feet closer to earth in the first place. That way the eventual landing isn't so bumpy.
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: Could you also clarify which camp you're in? The intelligent Swindon fan, or the naive? Or maybe batting for both sides? . with respect, Swindon Reds[/p][/quote]Was that one addressed to me Avo?! Whether it was or not, it does seem to me that there's a large body of opinion that thinks you either have to have unconditional faith in something/someone or be unconditionally against it. Hence the talk of "Paolo lovers / haters". I am 100% behind STFC and I just don't see why we have to be divided into these camps. . Some of us asked questions about PDC; some of us asked questions about the motives of Fitton, Wray, Arbib and Black. It didn't mean we weren't supporting them. But asking those questions seemed to amount to treason in some people's eyes. Now those people - or some of them -have turned like wounded animals on Black and Di Canio. I prefer to keep my feet closer to earth in the first place. That way the eventual landing isn't so bumpy. Oi Den!
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7:27pm Fri 1 Mar 13

davel4848 says...

sagadude wrote:
The mighty 3000 + Red Army need to out sing Cov tomorrow and be the 12th man. Luke Rooney will score the winner :-)
sagadude............
.........you were right the first time when you said 'ousting Coventry'.
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: The mighty 3000 + Red Army need to out sing Cov tomorrow and be the 12th man. Luke Rooney will score the winner :-)[/p][/quote]sagadude............ .........you were right the first time when you said 'ousting Coventry'. davel4848
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7:28pm Fri 1 Mar 13

sagadude says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
oh and if jed and co think youth players will win promotion and is part of the reason to appoint macdonald because of his involvement at villa with young pros then he will be found out wrong.! under 21 team what the fuxk is that all about?
Oh dear.

There is always one!
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: oh and if jed and co think youth players will win promotion and is part of the reason to appoint macdonald because of his involvement at villa with young pros then he will be found out wrong.! under 21 team what the fuxk is that all about?[/p][/quote]Oh dear. There is always one! sagadude
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7:28pm Fri 1 Mar 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

As one of Paolo's biggest supporters along with The Duke and a few others I'm very happy with the appointment.

Anyone at West Brom complaining about Steve Clarke? Ffs. Unbelievable. Give him a chance. As for the youth team players its the only real way we will survive. By developing and signing young playerS we will add value on the playing side. (This is something I thought Paolo was good at. Making players better).

On this wish people would stop going in about Macca in midfield and get off Navarro's back. The former needs to stay at centre half (if selected) as Nathan is currently way better. AN has just come back from a major injury, give him a break.

I'd like to see the other Tompson twin given a run out in midfield if Ferry is still out. I'd like Marlon Pack or Bostock back or anyone else KM sees fit.

Let's let him get on with the job and hope he does better than the serial choker Wilson and somehow gets us up.

COYR
As one of Paolo's biggest supporters along with The Duke and a few others I'm very happy with the appointment. Anyone at West Brom complaining about Steve Clarke? Ffs. Unbelievable. Give him a chance. As for the youth team players its the only real way we will survive. By developing and signing young playerS we will add value on the playing side. (This is something I thought Paolo was good at. Making players better). On this wish people would stop going in about Macca in midfield and get off Navarro's back. The former needs to stay at centre half (if selected) as Nathan is currently way better. AN has just come back from a major injury, give him a break. I'd like to see the other Tompson twin given a run out in midfield if Ferry is still out. I'd like Marlon Pack or Bostock back or anyone else KM sees fit. Let's let him get on with the job and hope he does better than the serial choker Wilson and somehow gets us up. COYR dreamofacleansheet2
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7:28pm Fri 1 Mar 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

As one of Paolo's biggest supporters along with The Duke and a few others I'm very happy with the appointment.

Anyone at West Brom complaining about Steve Clarke? Ffs. Unbelievable. Give him a chance. As for the youth team players its the only real way we will survive. By developing and signing young playerS we will add value on the playing side. (This is something I thought Paolo was good at. Making players better).

On this wish people would stop going in about Macca in midfield and get off Navarro's back. The former needs to stay at centre half (if selected) as Nathan is currently way better. AN has just come back from a major injury, give him a break.

I'd like to see the other Tompson twin given a run out in midfield if Ferry is still out. I'd like Marlon Pack or Bostock back or anyone else KM sees fit.

Let's let him get on with the job and hope he does better than the serial choker Wilson and somehow gets us up.

COYR
As one of Paolo's biggest supporters along with The Duke and a few others I'm very happy with the appointment. Anyone at West Brom complaining about Steve Clarke? Ffs. Unbelievable. Give him a chance. As for the youth team players its the only real way we will survive. By developing and signing young playerS we will add value on the playing side. (This is something I thought Paolo was good at. Making players better). On this wish people would stop going in about Macca in midfield and get off Navarro's back. The former needs to stay at centre half (if selected) as Nathan is currently way better. AN has just come back from a major injury, give him a break. I'd like to see the other Tompson twin given a run out in midfield if Ferry is still out. I'd like Marlon Pack or Bostock back or anyone else KM sees fit. Let's let him get on with the job and hope he does better than the serial choker Wilson and somehow gets us up. COYR dreamofacleansheet2
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7:29pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Lazaat says...

KM is the new manager of our club so lets be optimistic and give the guy a chance? All football manager appointments are a risk, some do well and some don't, this guy has decent credentials so let's hope this works out and he is successful!
KM is the new manager of our club so lets be optimistic and give the guy a chance? All football manager appointments are a risk, some do well and some don't, this guy has decent credentials so let's hope this works out and he is successful! Lazaat
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7:33pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Steve. Brentford says...

Med Red wrote:
donaldslovechild wrote:
I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please.
I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.
"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius.
What do you mean "content" what do you suggest then Med come on,should everyone become a wrist-slasher,do you know for sure that this is not going to work for KM or because he is not a big name (to you and a few others) does it mean he is bound to fail? should we all go to Coventry and start booing him and whilst doing that killing any chance he does have of success because the players will lose heart.I don't know how any of you can dismiss the man as not good enough,underwhelming cheap option without knowing how he will do,we all support STFC and want whats best for our club/team with that must mean hoping and praying that this turns out brilliant for him because that will mean it has turned out wonderful for STFC point being we do our bit by being supportive and if after all that it doesn't work out for him then at least it couldn't be said we aided his demise.Cmon swindon.
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please. I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.[/p][/quote]"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius.[/p][/quote]What do you mean "content" what do you suggest then Med come on,should everyone become a wrist-slasher,do you know for sure that this is not going to work for KM or because he is not a big name (to you and a few others) does it mean he is bound to fail? should we all go to Coventry and start booing him and whilst doing that killing any chance he does have of success because the players will lose heart.I don't know how any of you can dismiss the man as not good enough,underwhelming cheap option without knowing how he will do,we all support STFC and want whats best for our club/team with that must mean hoping and praying that this turns out brilliant for him because that will mean it has turned out wonderful for STFC point being we do our bit by being supportive and if after all that it doesn't work out for him then at least it couldn't be said we aided his demise.Cmon swindon. Steve. Brentford
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7:34pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Oi Den! says...

Farnborough Robins wrote:
stfclondon wrote:
So because he's never managed a top flight club (apart from as a caretaker) he is not good enough for third division Swindon? Get real. He's got premier league and international coaching experience, and has a reputation for bringing through talented young players, but clearly you've already made your mind up that he's rubbish. Will you change your mind if we get promoted?

You might have been following the Town since 1979 but you come across very much like one of the post-Euro 96 Sky Sports generation.
Actually, I loathe Sky Sports stfclondon, much preferred HTC West with Roger Malone!

Swindon have been blessed over the years with a class of manager above our status, hence the disappointment in KM. Doesn't have the same legacy does it?
How does anyone know what his legacy will be?
[quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: So because he's never managed a top flight club (apart from as a caretaker) he is not good enough for third division Swindon? Get real. He's got premier league and international coaching experience, and has a reputation for bringing through talented young players, but clearly you've already made your mind up that he's rubbish. Will you change your mind if we get promoted? You might have been following the Town since 1979 but you come across very much like one of the post-Euro 96 Sky Sports generation.[/p][/quote]Actually, I loathe Sky Sports stfclondon, much preferred HTC West with Roger Malone! Swindon have been blessed over the years with a class of manager above our status, hence the disappointment in KM. Doesn't have the same legacy does it?[/p][/quote]How does anyone know what his legacy will be? Oi Den!
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7:35pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Cookie43 says...

Farnborough Robins wrote:
Med Red wrote:
donaldslovechild wrote:
I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please.
I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.
"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius.
Spot on Med Red! Absolutely correct! Why are the majority on this site excited by the new appointments. Mindless optimism.

bradleyred-also agree- why has he not been employed as a manager anywhere else? Poor appointment.
Pathetic!!!
Shown some support for Christ sake
Some people are only happy when the moaning !!!!
I support Swindon and I am gonna support our new manager not complain and moan and bring him down
Did you complain about Pdc when we appointed him
No coaching experience never managed a club before
How about hoddle he was the same
Ossie had never managed before
This guy is a highly rated coach by many top managers
So give him a chance and use some of your energy from complaining to supporting your team!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please. I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.[/p][/quote]"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius.[/p][/quote]Spot on Med Red! Absolutely correct! Why are the majority on this site excited by the new appointments. Mindless optimism. bradleyred-also agree- why has he not been employed as a manager anywhere else? Poor appointment.[/p][/quote]Pathetic!!! Shown some support for Christ sake Some people are only happy when the moaning !!!! I support Swindon and I am gonna support our new manager not complain and moan and bring him down Did you complain about Pdc when we appointed him No coaching experience never managed a club before How about hoddle he was the same Ossie had never managed before This guy is a highly rated coach by many top managers So give him a chance and use some of your energy from complaining to supporting your team!!!!!! Cookie43
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7:36pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bradley red 1 says...

sagadude wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
oh and if jed and co think youth players will win promotion and is part of the reason to appoint macdonald because of his involvement at villa with young pros then he will be found out wrong.! under 21 team what the fuxk is that all about?
Oh dear.

There is always one!
ok you wait and see,we have gone back to the Maurice malpas days! hope I am wrong but time will tell,these only fools and horses characters we have as a new board will be found out as clueless!!
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: oh and if jed and co think youth players will win promotion and is part of the reason to appoint macdonald because of his involvement at villa with young pros then he will be found out wrong.! under 21 team what the fuxk is that all about?[/p][/quote]Oh dear. There is always one![/p][/quote]ok you wait and see,we have gone back to the Maurice malpas days! hope I am wrong but time will tell,these only fools and horses characters we have as a new board will be found out as clueless!! bradley red 1
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7:48pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bradley red 1 says...

why was kevin macdonald not offered the managers job at blackpool,wolves,cov
entry,huddersfield,b
lackburn,qpr,southam
pton,??? been out of work since summer 2012.
why was kevin macdonald not offered the managers job at blackpool,wolves,cov entry,huddersfield,b lackburn,qpr,southam pton,??? been out of work since summer 2012. bradley red 1
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7:53pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Chish and Fips says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
sagadude wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
oh and if jed and co think youth players will win promotion and is part of the reason to appoint macdonald because of his involvement at villa with young pros then he will be found out wrong.! under 21 team what the fuxk is that all about?
Oh dear.

There is always one!
ok you wait and see,we have gone back to the Maurice malpas days! hope I am wrong but time will tell,these only fools and horses characters we have as a new board will be found out as clueless!!
If your wrong BR no doubt your ride into the sunset and we won't hear a peep out of you....

If some glimmer of what you appear to be wanting to happen, does happen , you'll be shouting from the roof tops...
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: oh and if jed and co think youth players will win promotion and is part of the reason to appoint macdonald because of his involvement at villa with young pros then he will be found out wrong.! under 21 team what the fuxk is that all about?[/p][/quote]Oh dear. There is always one![/p][/quote]ok you wait and see,we have gone back to the Maurice malpas days! hope I am wrong but time will tell,these only fools and horses characters we have as a new board will be found out as clueless!![/p][/quote]If your wrong BR no doubt your ride into the sunset and we won't hear a peep out of you.... If some glimmer of what you appear to be wanting to happen, does happen , you'll be shouting from the roof tops... Chish and Fips
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7:54pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Chish and Fips says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
why was kevin macdonald not offered the managers job at blackpool,wolves,cov

entry,huddersfield,b

lackburn,qpr,southam

pton,??? been out of work since summer 2012.
Did he apply for those posts ??????
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: why was kevin macdonald not offered the managers job at blackpool,wolves,cov entry,huddersfield,b lackburn,qpr,southam pton,??? been out of work since summer 2012.[/p][/quote]Did he apply for those posts ?????? Chish and Fips
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8:02pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bradley red 1 says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
why was kevin macdonald not offered the managers job at blackpool,wolves,cov


entry,huddersfield,b


lackburn,qpr,southam


pton,??? been out of work since summer 2012.
Did he apply for those posts ??????
Who knows! but for such hot property,do you know what I am getting at?
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: why was kevin macdonald not offered the managers job at blackpool,wolves,cov entry,huddersfield,b lackburn,qpr,southam pton,??? been out of work since summer 2012.[/p][/quote]Did he apply for those posts ??????[/p][/quote]Who knows! but for such hot property,do you know what I am getting at? bradley red 1
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8:02pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Bassett Hound says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
Med Red wrote:
donaldslovechild wrote:
I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please.
I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.
"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius.
What do you mean "content" what do you suggest then Med come on,should everyone become a wrist-slasher,do you know for sure that this is not going to work for KM or because he is not a big name (to you and a few others) does it mean he is bound to fail? should we all go to Coventry and start booing him and whilst doing that killing any chance he does have of success because the players will lose heart.I don't know how any of you can dismiss the man as not good enough,underwhelming cheap option without knowing how he will do,we all support STFC and want whats best for our club/team with that must mean hoping and praying that this turns out brilliant for him because that will mean it has turned out wonderful for STFC point being we do our bit by being supportive and if after all that it doesn't work out for him then at least it couldn't be said we aided his demise.Cmon swindon.
Good post Steve
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please. I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.[/p][/quote]"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius.[/p][/quote]What do you mean "content" what do you suggest then Med come on,should everyone become a wrist-slasher,do you know for sure that this is not going to work for KM or because he is not a big name (to you and a few others) does it mean he is bound to fail? should we all go to Coventry and start booing him and whilst doing that killing any chance he does have of success because the players will lose heart.I don't know how any of you can dismiss the man as not good enough,underwhelming cheap option without knowing how he will do,we all support STFC and want whats best for our club/team with that must mean hoping and praying that this turns out brilliant for him because that will mean it has turned out wonderful for STFC point being we do our bit by being supportive and if after all that it doesn't work out for him then at least it couldn't be said we aided his demise.Cmon swindon.[/p][/quote]Good post Steve Bassett Hound
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8:05pm Fri 1 Mar 13

BournemouthRobin says...

The person I sit next to at work is a big Villa fan and goes to games, he rates McDonald very highly. Said he has a bit of Martin O'Neill about him in the way the team plays, likes giving youth a chance and should be firm with discipline. Also said he wanted him as manager after Houllier.

Obviously opinions vary, remember Charlton fans with Alan?? Anyway, hope it bodes well,

Welcome to our great club Kevin, best of luck - please get us a midfielder in quick...
The person I sit next to at work is a big Villa fan and goes to games, he rates McDonald very highly. Said he has a bit of Martin O'Neill about him in the way the team plays, likes giving youth a chance and should be firm with discipline. Also said he wanted him as manager after Houllier. Obviously opinions vary, remember Charlton fans with Alan?? Anyway, hope it bodes well, Welcome to our great club Kevin, best of luck - please get us a midfielder in quick... BournemouthRobin
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8:10pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bearwoodred says...

Graham8181 wrote:
Old macdonald led Swindon,Eye aye eye aye ohh!
And with that team he won promotion, eye aye eye aye oh!!!
looking forward to singing that one
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: Old macdonald led Swindon,Eye aye eye aye ohh! And with that team he won promotion, eye aye eye aye oh!!![/p][/quote]looking forward to singing that one bearwoodred
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8:11pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Cookie43 says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
why was kevin macdonald not offered the managers job at blackpool,wolves,cov



entry,huddersfield,b



lackburn,qpr,southam



pton,??? been out of work since summer 2012.
Did he apply for those posts ??????
Who knows! but for such hot property,do you know what I am getting at?
Bradley if the appointment is that much of a disappointment for you then stay away do not go to the games. Cause it sounds to me that you want him to fail so you can say "told you so"
If you are a true fan then get behind him and the team and show your support instead of complaining!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: why was kevin macdonald not offered the managers job at blackpool,wolves,cov entry,huddersfield,b lackburn,qpr,southam pton,??? been out of work since summer 2012.[/p][/quote]Did he apply for those posts ??????[/p][/quote]Who knows! but for such hot property,do you know what I am getting at?[/p][/quote]Bradley if the appointment is that much of a disappointment for you then stay away do not go to the games. Cause it sounds to me that you want him to fail so you can say "told you so" If you are a true fan then get behind him and the team and show your support instead of complaining!!!!!! Cookie43
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8:11pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Bassett Hound says...

donaldslovechild wrote:
I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please.
I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.
We have to live within our means. There is no other way.Until the people of Swindon properly support its club the new owners must not allow it to get into debt. If we do,it could be the end for us
[quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please. I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.[/p][/quote]We have to live within our means. There is no other way.Until the people of Swindon properly support its club the new owners must not allow it to get into debt. If we do,it could be the end for us Bassett Hound
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8:13pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Swindon1984 says...

Farnborough Robins wrote:
stfclondon wrote:
So because he's never managed a top flight club (apart from as a caretaker) he is not good enough for third division Swindon? Get real. He's got premier league and international coaching experience, and has a reputation for bringing through talented young players, but clearly you've already made your mind up that he's rubbish. Will you change your mind if we get promoted?

You might have been following the Town since 1979 but you come across very much like one of the post-Euro 96 Sky Sports generation.
Actually, I loathe Sky Sports stfclondon, much preferred HTC West with Roger Malone!

Swindon have been blessed over the years with a class of manager above our status, hence the disappointment in KM. Doesn't have the same legacy does it?
To be fair, we've had some big name ex players but none of them had management pedigree. Given the success we've had with first time managers, how can you criticise Kevin Mac for that very thing? Especially as he's an experienced coach to boot? Seems a very sensible appointment to me. You never know how a player or manager will work out irrespective of of their past record so why not give the board the benefit of the doubt for appointing him, and the manager (not interim manager, annoying the way that expressions entered common usage of late) the benefit of the doubt to let him do his job? Basically forget any disappointment for not having a big name, and give the bloke a chance. He's far more qualified than many we've had in the past.

Lighter note, buzzing for tomorrow, should be a good crowd, COYR!!
[quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: So because he's never managed a top flight club (apart from as a caretaker) he is not good enough for third division Swindon? Get real. He's got premier league and international coaching experience, and has a reputation for bringing through talented young players, but clearly you've already made your mind up that he's rubbish. Will you change your mind if we get promoted? You might have been following the Town since 1979 but you come across very much like one of the post-Euro 96 Sky Sports generation.[/p][/quote]Actually, I loathe Sky Sports stfclondon, much preferred HTC West with Roger Malone! Swindon have been blessed over the years with a class of manager above our status, hence the disappointment in KM. Doesn't have the same legacy does it?[/p][/quote]To be fair, we've had some big name ex players but none of them had management pedigree. Given the success we've had with first time managers, how can you criticise Kevin Mac for that very thing? Especially as he's an experienced coach to boot? Seems a very sensible appointment to me. You never know how a player or manager will work out irrespective of of their past record so why not give the board the benefit of the doubt for appointing him, and the manager (not interim manager, annoying the way that expressions entered common usage of late) the benefit of the doubt to let him do his job? Basically forget any disappointment for not having a big name, and give the bloke a chance. He's far more qualified than many we've had in the past. Lighter note, buzzing for tomorrow, should be a good crowd, COYR!! Swindon1984
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8:14pm Fri 1 Mar 13

jayden says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
Med Red wrote:
donaldslovechild wrote:
I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please.
I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.
"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius.
What do you mean "content" what do you suggest then Med come on,should everyone become a wrist-slasher,do you know for sure that this is not going to work for KM or because he is not a big name (to you and a few others) does it mean he is bound to fail? should we all go to Coventry and start booing him and whilst doing that killing any chance he does have of success because the players will lose heart.I don't know how any of you can dismiss the man as not good enough,underwhelming cheap option without knowing how he will do,we all support STFC and want whats best for our club/team with that must mean hoping and praying that this turns out brilliant for him because that will mean it has turned out wonderful for STFC point being we do our bit by being supportive and if after all that it doesn't work out for him then at least it couldn't be said we aided his demise.Cmon swindon.
Hey steve any chance of getting this plastering sorted lol .Sorry about the mix up mate two steves in my phone with a b on the end.
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please. I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.[/p][/quote]"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius.[/p][/quote]What do you mean "content" what do you suggest then Med come on,should everyone become a wrist-slasher,do you know for sure that this is not going to work for KM or because he is not a big name (to you and a few others) does it mean he is bound to fail? should we all go to Coventry and start booing him and whilst doing that killing any chance he does have of success because the players will lose heart.I don't know how any of you can dismiss the man as not good enough,underwhelming cheap option without knowing how he will do,we all support STFC and want whats best for our club/team with that must mean hoping and praying that this turns out brilliant for him because that will mean it has turned out wonderful for STFC point being we do our bit by being supportive and if after all that it doesn't work out for him then at least it couldn't be said we aided his demise.Cmon swindon.[/p][/quote]Hey steve any chance of getting this plastering sorted lol .Sorry about the mix up mate two steves in my phone with a b on the end. jayden
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8:15pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Steve. Brentford says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Med Red wrote:
donaldslovechild wrote:
I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please.
I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.
"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius.
What do you mean "content" what do you suggest then Med come on,should everyone become a wrist-slasher,do you know for sure that this is not going to work for KM or because he is not a big name (to you and a few others) does it mean he is bound to fail? should we all go to Coventry and start booing him and whilst doing that killing any chance he does have of success because the players will lose heart.I don't know how any of you can dismiss the man as not good enough,underwhelming cheap option without knowing how he will do,we all support STFC and want whats best for our club/team with that must mean hoping and praying that this turns out brilliant for him because that will mean it has turned out wonderful for STFC point being we do our bit by being supportive and if after all that it doesn't work out for him then at least it couldn't be said we aided his demise.Cmon swindon.
Good post Steve
Cheers Bassett, reading your posts it seems we see thing in a similar vein.
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please. I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.[/p][/quote]"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius.[/p][/quote]What do you mean "content" what do you suggest then Med come on,should everyone become a wrist-slasher,do you know for sure that this is not going to work for KM or because he is not a big name (to you and a few others) does it mean he is bound to fail? should we all go to Coventry and start booing him and whilst doing that killing any chance he does have of success because the players will lose heart.I don't know how any of you can dismiss the man as not good enough,underwhelming cheap option without knowing how he will do,we all support STFC and want whats best for our club/team with that must mean hoping and praying that this turns out brilliant for him because that will mean it has turned out wonderful for STFC point being we do our bit by being supportive and if after all that it doesn't work out for him then at least it couldn't be said we aided his demise.Cmon swindon.[/p][/quote]Good post Steve[/p][/quote]Cheers Bassett, reading your posts it seems we see thing in a similar vein. Steve. Brentford
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8:26pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bearwoodred says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
Just read an article in the Daily Mail by Gareth Barry saying Kevin McDonald was one of the best coaches he ever worked with and what a shrewd appointment for Swindon. He also wished Kevin and Town the very best
good to know that he was well liked. Still think he should be Garry Barry though.
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: Just read an article in the Daily Mail by Gareth Barry saying Kevin McDonald was one of the best coaches he ever worked with and what a shrewd appointment for Swindon. He also wished Kevin and Town the very best[/p][/quote]good to know that he was well liked. Still think he should be Garry Barry though. bearwoodred
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8:33pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Davidsyrett says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
Well here we have Maurice malpas mark 2! why mark cooper? see how it goes but for me league 1 again next year! would love to be proved wrong.attendances will drop no doubt and In my opinion the new board of directors for me are out of there depth.can anyone tell me why kevin macdonald has never been given the managers job anywhere else?? because assistant manager,coach is as good as he gets!!
I think you should be Bradley yellow! total joke.
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: Well here we have Maurice malpas mark 2! why mark cooper? see how it goes but for me league 1 again next year! would love to be proved wrong.attendances will drop no doubt and In my opinion the new board of directors for me are out of there depth.can anyone tell me why kevin macdonald has never been given the managers job anywhere else?? because assistant manager,coach is as good as he gets!![/p][/quote]I think you should be Bradley yellow! total joke. Davidsyrett
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8:35pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Steve. Brentford says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Med Red wrote:
donaldslovechild wrote:
I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please.
I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.
"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius.
What do you mean "content" what do you suggest then Med come on,should everyone become a wrist-slasher,do you know for sure that this is not going to work for KM or because he is not a big name (to you and a few others) does it mean he is bound to fail? should we all go to Coventry and start booing him and whilst doing that killing any chance he does have of success because the players will lose heart.I don't know how any of you can dismiss the man as not good enough,underwhelming cheap option without knowing how he will do,we all support STFC and want whats best for our club/team with that must mean hoping and praying that this turns out brilliant for him because that will mean it has turned out wonderful for STFC point being we do our bit by being supportive and if after all that it doesn't work out for him then at least it couldn't be said we aided his demise.Cmon swindon.
Good post Steve
Cheers Bassett, reading your posts it seems we see thing in a similar vein.
Sorry things.

Jayden no probs mate, i charge £400 a day for plastering haha.
Sorry we kept missing each others calls look forward to seeing you at MK Dongs or Brentford.
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please. I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.[/p][/quote]"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius.[/p][/quote]What do you mean "content" what do you suggest then Med come on,should everyone become a wrist-slasher,do you know for sure that this is not going to work for KM or because he is not a big name (to you and a few others) does it mean he is bound to fail? should we all go to Coventry and start booing him and whilst doing that killing any chance he does have of success because the players will lose heart.I don't know how any of you can dismiss the man as not good enough,underwhelming cheap option without knowing how he will do,we all support STFC and want whats best for our club/team with that must mean hoping and praying that this turns out brilliant for him because that will mean it has turned out wonderful for STFC point being we do our bit by being supportive and if after all that it doesn't work out for him then at least it couldn't be said we aided his demise.Cmon swindon.[/p][/quote]Good post Steve[/p][/quote]Cheers Bassett, reading your posts it seems we see thing in a similar vein.[/p][/quote]Sorry things. Jayden no probs mate, i charge £400 a day for plastering haha. Sorry we kept missing each others calls look forward to seeing you at MK Dongs or Brentford. Steve. Brentford
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8:36pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Oxon-Red says...

For all the uninspired by the new manager that wanted a proven manager:

There is no guarantee they would have succeeded whoever you wanted. Paolo was not guaranteed to acheive the promotion the majority want.

Proven managers that are out of work are usually out of work because they have failed at their latest assignment.

We have who we have and time will tell whether it was a good choice. He is unproven but he could turn out to be fantastic.

I say back him and not just for the next 12 or 14 or 15 matches but into next season as well. He may fail to get us promoted but in reality he cannot be blamed for the goings on over the last 2 months. Nor can the board for that matter.

I wish I could see into the future, as well as some seem to be able to, but I can't and will have to wait to see like the rest of us.

Back the man, have a bit of faith in the new board bringing in new faces but have a bit of patience too. Not even one day into the job and moans already about not signing players.

COYMR
For all the uninspired by the new manager that wanted a proven manager: There is no guarantee they would have succeeded whoever you wanted. Paolo was not guaranteed to acheive the promotion the majority want. Proven managers that are out of work are usually out of work because they have failed at their latest assignment. We have who we have and time will tell whether it was a good choice. He is unproven but he could turn out to be fantastic. I say back him and not just for the next 12 or 14 or 15 matches but into next season as well. He may fail to get us promoted but in reality he cannot be blamed for the goings on over the last 2 months. Nor can the board for that matter. I wish I could see into the future, as well as some seem to be able to, but I can't and will have to wait to see like the rest of us. Back the man, have a bit of faith in the new board bringing in new faces but have a bit of patience too. Not even one day into the job and moans already about not signing players. COYMR Oxon-Red
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8:38pm Fri 1 Mar 13

pat.swindon.f.c. says...

Kevin McDonald is a very good choice.He gives Premiership and International assistant manager and coaching experience.Convinced give much more to the Youth set-up so necessary for a Club like Swindon.Remember the Bert Head days?
Perhaps not a No 1 but surely this gives him something to prove to himself?What greater motivation?
The Board also really must look to buy the Ground from the Council.This is essential for the long-term for Swindon.Yes and other revenue streams.What's wrong with Concerts,Casino,Leis
ure activities etc?This must be the way forward?
BesCongratulations so far to the New Board,Best wishes to Kevin M.and his team.This must be better than the ego trip and money-wasting of PDC.Liked his football and passion but everything else that went with it.Maybe the GBH union will come back with their £4k now!!!
Kevin McDonald is a very good choice.He gives Premiership and International assistant manager and coaching experience.Convinced give much more to the Youth set-up so necessary for a Club like Swindon.Remember the Bert Head days? Perhaps not a No 1 but surely this gives him something to prove to himself?What greater motivation? The Board also really must look to buy the Ground from the Council.This is essential for the long-term for Swindon.Yes and other revenue streams.What's wrong with Concerts,Casino,Leis ure activities etc?This must be the way forward? BesCongratulations so far to the New Board,Best wishes to Kevin M.and his team.This must be better than the ego trip and money-wasting of PDC.Liked his football and passion but everything else that went with it.Maybe the GBH union will come back with their £4k now!!! pat.swindon.f.c.
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8:40pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bradley red 1 says...

Why,where and how has mark cooper ended up with the assistant managers job? apparently wlll be invaluable to kevin macdonald as he knows more about lower league football! manager of telford fc,kettering,darling
ton,unsuccessfull in each job,so who picked him? mccrorey or macdonald?
Why,where and how has mark cooper ended up with the assistant managers job? apparently wlll be invaluable to kevin macdonald as he knows more about lower league football! manager of telford fc,kettering,darling ton,unsuccessfull in each job,so who picked him? mccrorey or macdonald? bradley red 1
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8:41pm Fri 1 Mar 13

ScottLeitch says...

Cheap, rushed and massively underwhelming appointment. But hopefully he comes good and I will give him my support, just expected a real statement of intent from the board.... shame. At least no other clubs will be after him lol.
Cheap, rushed and massively underwhelming appointment. But hopefully he comes good and I will give him my support, just expected a real statement of intent from the board.... shame. At least no other clubs will be after him lol. ScottLeitch
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8:42pm Fri 1 Mar 13

aturner289 says...

"We're all doomed!" doomed.
"We're all doomed!" doomed. aturner289
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8:42pm Fri 1 Mar 13

sp1dersw3b says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
Well here we have Maurice malpas mark 2! why mark cooper? see how it goes but for me league 1 again next year! would love to be proved wrong.attendances will drop no doubt and In my opinion the new board of directors for me are out of there depth.can anyone tell me why kevin macdonald has never been given the managers job anywhere else?? because assistant manager,coach is as good as he gets!!
Loyalty to AV?

Shame on him.
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: Well here we have Maurice malpas mark 2! why mark cooper? see how it goes but for me league 1 again next year! would love to be proved wrong.attendances will drop no doubt and In my opinion the new board of directors for me are out of there depth.can anyone tell me why kevin macdonald has never been given the managers job anywhere else?? because assistant manager,coach is as good as he gets!![/p][/quote]Loyalty to AV? Shame on him. sp1dersw3b
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8:44pm Fri 1 Mar 13

sw1ndon says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
sagadude wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
oh and if jed and co think youth players will win promotion and is part of the reason to appoint macdonald because of his involvement at villa with young pros then he will be found out wrong.! under 21 team what the fuxk is that all about?
Oh dear.

There is always one!
ok you wait and see,we have gone back to the Maurice malpas days! hope I am wrong but time will tell,these only fools and horses characters we have as a new board will be found out as clueless!!
Couldn't agree more
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: oh and if jed and co think youth players will win promotion and is part of the reason to appoint macdonald because of his involvement at villa with young pros then he will be found out wrong.! under 21 team what the fuxk is that all about?[/p][/quote]Oh dear. There is always one![/p][/quote]ok you wait and see,we have gone back to the Maurice malpas days! hope I am wrong but time will tell,these only fools and horses characters we have as a new board will be found out as clueless!![/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more sw1ndon
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8:48pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Cookie43 says...

sw1ndon wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
sagadude wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
oh and if jed and co think youth players will win promotion and is part of the reason to appoint macdonald because of his involvement at villa with young pros then he will be found out wrong.! under 21 team what the fuxk is that all about?
Oh dear.

There is always one!
ok you wait and see,we have gone back to the Maurice malpas days! hope I am wrong but time will tell,these only fools and horses characters we have as a new board will be found out as clueless!!
Couldn't agree more
If you that upset and not happy
Then do not go!!
End off
Support your new manager and the team if not stay away ebdciff
[quote][p][bold]sw1ndon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: oh and if jed and co think youth players will win promotion and is part of the reason to appoint macdonald because of his involvement at villa with young pros then he will be found out wrong.! under 21 team what the fuxk is that all about?[/p][/quote]Oh dear. There is always one![/p][/quote]ok you wait and see,we have gone back to the Maurice malpas days! hope I am wrong but time will tell,these only fools and horses characters we have as a new board will be found out as clueless!![/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more[/p][/quote]If you that upset and not happy Then do not go!! End off Support your new manager and the team if not stay away ebdciff Cookie43
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8:55pm Fri 1 Mar 13

street2000 says...

1:03pm

KM: "Jed sold the club to me, and I need to see if I can be successful as a manager.



Bllimey, when I read this i thought we had been sold again!!
1:03pm KM: "Jed sold the club to me, and I need to see if I can be successful as a manager. Bllimey, when I read this i thought we had been sold again!! street2000
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8:57pm Fri 1 Mar 13

swindon1969 says...

I think its the play offs for us this year,I just think the "plan" is out of the window,PDC has let us down,although i undertand his reasons for leaving, and why hes done it.
A new manager coming in at this stage of the season, not knowing the team,no loans as yet coming in, just beggars belief really.
budgets is a factor but not till next season!
PDC WAS HARD, but he got results, can macca change attitudes? Its seems to me that the team have taken their foot off the peddal, they are now thinking we can relax, the hard master has gone.
Will it mean more sad times ahead?
Yes i think so. Can Macca lift us? Can Macca take us past the finishing line? I'm not sure.
Good luck to the team, three points tomorrow please.
I think its the play offs for us this year,I just think the "plan" is out of the window,PDC has let us down,although i undertand his reasons for leaving, and why hes done it. A new manager coming in at this stage of the season, not knowing the team,no loans as yet coming in, just beggars belief really. budgets is a factor but not till next season! PDC WAS HARD, but he got results, can macca change attitudes? Its seems to me that the team have taken their foot off the peddal, they are now thinking we can relax, the hard master has gone. Will it mean more sad times ahead? Yes i think so. Can Macca lift us? Can Macca take us past the finishing line? I'm not sure. Good luck to the team, three points tomorrow please. swindon1969
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8:58pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Robinonfire says...

First win for Big Mac on Saturday.

Come on you REDS
First win for Big Mac on Saturday. Come on you REDS Robinonfire
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8:58pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Steve. Brentford says...

sw1ndon wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
sagadude wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
oh and if jed and co think youth players will win promotion and is part of the reason to appoint macdonald because of his involvement at villa with young pros then he will be found out wrong.! under 21 team what the fuxk is that all about?
Oh dear.

There is always one!
ok you wait and see,we have gone back to the Maurice malpas days! hope I am wrong but time will tell,these only fools and horses characters we have as a new board will be found out as clueless!!
Couldn't agree more
Yep, we would of been better off saying no to this new consortium going into administration,deduc
ted points which would of probably meant relegation, no assets left, actually looking at that i question who is clueless.If they fail to run our club in a proper manner we may end up in the shat without giving them right now we would already be deep deep in the smelly brown gear.However don't let me try to convince you to understand the true facts when negative speculation makes you happy.I rest my case goodnight off to wind up a few Londoners down the rubber dub dub.
[quote][p][bold]sw1ndon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: oh and if jed and co think youth players will win promotion and is part of the reason to appoint macdonald because of his involvement at villa with young pros then he will be found out wrong.! under 21 team what the fuxk is that all about?[/p][/quote]Oh dear. There is always one![/p][/quote]ok you wait and see,we have gone back to the Maurice malpas days! hope I am wrong but time will tell,these only fools and horses characters we have as a new board will be found out as clueless!![/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more[/p][/quote]Yep, we would of been better off saying no to this new consortium going into administration,deduc ted points which would of probably meant relegation, no assets left, actually looking at that i question who is clueless.If they fail to run our club in a proper manner we may end up in the shat without giving them right now we would already be deep deep in the smelly brown gear.However don't let me try to convince you to understand the true facts when negative speculation makes you happy.I rest my case goodnight off to wind up a few Londoners down the rubber dub dub. Steve. Brentford
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8:59pm Fri 1 Mar 13

mancrobin says...

Welcome to Kevin and Mark. I hope you do well in your new roles and I'm sure your pleased to have the support of 85% of the aficionados who populate this site.

I won't be comparing your appointment to any previous ones as that is totally unfair. Only time will tell as to whether you are going to be successful. What I do like is the principles you have featured of focusing on youth and team discipline. I am also impressed that neither fans of former clubs you have been at nor players have had a bad word to say about Mr McDonald. He comes with good references.

I don't expect them to engineer a win tomorrow or indeed, to secure promotion at the end of the season despite the fact we are in a good position at present. I do expect them to bring young players through and to encourage the team to play good football. And I do expect us to be in the Championship by the time their contract ends.

Welcome to Swindon and I'm sure you'll enjoy the reception and support you will get from the many faithful at the match tomorrow.

COYR'sssss
Welcome to Kevin and Mark. I hope you do well in your new roles and I'm sure your pleased to have the support of 85% of the aficionados who populate this site. I won't be comparing your appointment to any previous ones as that is totally unfair. Only time will tell as to whether you are going to be successful. What I do like is the principles you have featured of focusing on youth and team discipline. I am also impressed that neither fans of former clubs you have been at nor players have had a bad word to say about Mr McDonald. He comes with good references. I don't expect them to engineer a win tomorrow or indeed, to secure promotion at the end of the season despite the fact we are in a good position at present. I do expect them to bring young players through and to encourage the team to play good football. And I do expect us to be in the Championship by the time their contract ends. Welcome to Swindon and I'm sure you'll enjoy the reception and support you will get from the many faithful at the match tomorrow. COYR'sssss mancrobin
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9:00pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bradley red 1 says...

swindon1969 wrote:
I think its the play offs for us this year,I just think the "plan" is out of the window,PDC has let us down,although i undertand his reasons for leaving, and why hes done it.
A new manager coming in at this stage of the season, not knowing the team,no loans as yet coming in, just beggars belief really.
budgets is a factor but not till next season!
PDC WAS HARD, but he got results, can macca change attitudes? Its seems to me that the team have taken their foot off the peddal, they are now thinking we can relax, the hard master has gone.
Will it mean more sad times ahead?
Yes i think so. Can Macca lift us? Can Macca take us past the finishing line? I'm not sure.
Good luck to the team, three points tomorrow please.
Good points,not sure about the playoffs though.
[quote][p][bold]swindon1969[/bold] wrote: I think its the play offs for us this year,I just think the "plan" is out of the window,PDC has let us down,although i undertand his reasons for leaving, and why hes done it. A new manager coming in at this stage of the season, not knowing the team,no loans as yet coming in, just beggars belief really. budgets is a factor but not till next season! PDC WAS HARD, but he got results, can macca change attitudes? Its seems to me that the team have taken their foot off the peddal, they are now thinking we can relax, the hard master has gone. Will it mean more sad times ahead? Yes i think so. Can Macca lift us? Can Macca take us past the finishing line? I'm not sure. Good luck to the team, three points tomorrow please.[/p][/quote]Good points,not sure about the playoffs though. bradley red 1
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9:06pm Fri 1 Mar 13

BillyLucas4me says...

Clean sheets and 1-0 wins would do it.
2-0 wins would be better
Clean sheets and 1-0 wins would do it. 2-0 wins would be better BillyLucas4me
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9:07pm Fri 1 Mar 13

ScottLeitch says...

swindon1969 wrote:
I think its the play offs for us this year,I just think the "plan" is out of the window,PDC has let us down,although i undertand his reasons for leaving, and why hes done it.
A new manager coming in at this stage of the season, not knowing the team,no loans as yet coming in, just beggars belief really.
budgets is a factor but not till next season!
PDC WAS HARD, but he got results, can macca change attitudes? Its seems to me that the team have taken their foot off the peddal, they are now thinking we can relax, the hard master has gone.
Will it mean more sad times ahead?
Yes i think so. Can Macca lift us? Can Macca take us past the finishing line? I'm not sure.
Good luck to the team, three points tomorrow please.
agreed, if no loans come in next week its fairly obvious promotion isn't the plan.... the squad is majorly depleted and 2-3 fresh faces are desperately needed. The answer to the question of new players seemed very cagey. I'm thinking the possibility is that the board are not in a position to finance the investment needed for a championship side...
[quote][p][bold]swindon1969[/bold] wrote: I think its the play offs for us this year,I just think the "plan" is out of the window,PDC has let us down,although i undertand his reasons for leaving, and why hes done it. A new manager coming in at this stage of the season, not knowing the team,no loans as yet coming in, just beggars belief really. budgets is a factor but not till next season! PDC WAS HARD, but he got results, can macca change attitudes? Its seems to me that the team have taken their foot off the peddal, they are now thinking we can relax, the hard master has gone. Will it mean more sad times ahead? Yes i think so. Can Macca lift us? Can Macca take us past the finishing line? I'm not sure. Good luck to the team, three points tomorrow please.[/p][/quote]agreed, if no loans come in next week its fairly obvious promotion isn't the plan.... the squad is majorly depleted and 2-3 fresh faces are desperately needed. The answer to the question of new players seemed very cagey. I'm thinking the possibility is that the board are not in a position to finance the investment needed for a championship side... ScottLeitch
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9:33pm Fri 1 Mar 13

The Jockster says...

igiwigi wrote:
What about giving Luke Rooney a first team place Mr Mcdonald


He has great potentential!!!
You must've seen something I haven't!
[quote][p][bold]igiwigi[/bold] wrote: What about giving Luke Rooney a first team place Mr Mcdonald He has great potentential!!![/p][/quote]You must've seen something I haven't! The Jockster
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9:34pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Oi Den! says...

mancrobin wrote:
Welcome to Kevin and Mark. I hope you do well in your new roles and I'm sure your pleased to have the support of 85% of the aficionados who populate this site.

I won't be comparing your appointment to any previous ones as that is totally unfair. Only time will tell as to whether you are going to be successful. What I do like is the principles you have featured of focusing on youth and team discipline. I am also impressed that neither fans of former clubs you have been at nor players have had a bad word to say about Mr McDonald. He comes with good references.

I don't expect them to engineer a win tomorrow or indeed, to secure promotion at the end of the season despite the fact we are in a good position at present. I do expect them to bring young players through and to encourage the team to play good football. And I do expect us to be in the Championship by the time their contract ends.

Welcome to Swindon and I'm sure you'll enjoy the reception and support you will get from the many faithful at the match tomorrow.

COYR'sssss
Well said mancrobin. We differ on one point though. I hope for promotion but I won't be expecting it. This year might be the best chance we'll get for a long time. Agree with Steve and others about the consortium. There was a choice - accept the only show in town or face oblivion. I'd just feel a lot more confident if we knew more about the mystery backers and why they want to be involved. It still a puzzle to me why anyone who's not a Town fan would want to plough money into our club, with the high probability that they'll never see it again.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Kevin and Mark. I hope you do well in your new roles and I'm sure your pleased to have the support of 85% of the aficionados who populate this site. I won't be comparing your appointment to any previous ones as that is totally unfair. Only time will tell as to whether you are going to be successful. What I do like is the principles you have featured of focusing on youth and team discipline. I am also impressed that neither fans of former clubs you have been at nor players have had a bad word to say about Mr McDonald. He comes with good references. I don't expect them to engineer a win tomorrow or indeed, to secure promotion at the end of the season despite the fact we are in a good position at present. I do expect them to bring young players through and to encourage the team to play good football. And I do expect us to be in the Championship by the time their contract ends. Welcome to Swindon and I'm sure you'll enjoy the reception and support you will get from the many faithful at the match tomorrow. COYR'sssss[/p][/quote]Well said mancrobin. We differ on one point though. I hope for promotion but I won't be expecting it. This year might be the best chance we'll get for a long time. Agree with Steve and others about the consortium. There was a choice - accept the only show in town or face oblivion. I'd just feel a lot more confident if we knew more about the mystery backers and why they want to be involved. It still a puzzle to me why anyone who's not a Town fan would want to plough money into our club, with the high probability that they'll never see it again. Oi Den!
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9:37pm Fri 1 Mar 13

davel4848 says...

bradley red.................
.............Jed couldn't get hold of you, so he gave me a call to let us know that he's sacked MacDonald and Cooper and is awaiting your advice.
Happy now ? Probably not.
bradley red................. .............Jed couldn't get hold of you, so he gave me a call to let us know that he's sacked MacDonald and Cooper and is awaiting your advice. Happy now ? Probably not. davel4848
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9:50pm Fri 1 Mar 13

mancrobin says...

Don't see any differences there Den, it's my hope too and you are right we might not find it so easy to be in as good a position for some time.

However, the second point you make is the crucial one. I'm not so sure we will ever get answers to what motivates the people who put money into our club or most other clubs come to that. For Abromavitch it's a play thing. What was Black's motivation? I'm grateful but bemused.

The only investments that are in any way commercially transparent are ones like the Glaziers (ie milk the brand to pay debt). That has been more successful than many Stretford End faithful who ply their trade on the terraces of Gig Lane supporting FC United would have you believe.

My guess is that McCrory is a football fan, wants to run a biggish club, has limited funds, has consortium mates who might earn a few bob putting on concerts at the CG but ultimately wants a manager who can bring through talent and sell on to re-invest. We'll only be able to stop selling when enough turn up at the CG and we can get enough TV/sponsorship to say otherwise.

With mcDonald's credentials and Bodin's track record, I think he stands a chance of succeeding.

And I for one wish him well.

Hanging up the Red shirt ready for tomorrow as we speak.
Don't see any differences there Den, it's my hope too and you are right we might not find it so easy to be in as good a position for some time. However, the second point you make is the crucial one. I'm not so sure we will ever get answers to what motivates the people who put money into our club or most other clubs come to that. For Abromavitch it's a play thing. What was Black's motivation? I'm grateful but bemused. The only investments that are in any way commercially transparent are ones like the Glaziers (ie milk the brand to pay debt). That has been more successful than many Stretford End faithful who ply their trade on the terraces of Gig Lane supporting FC United would have you believe. My guess is that McCrory is a football fan, wants to run a biggish club, has limited funds, has consortium mates who might earn a few bob putting on concerts at the CG but ultimately wants a manager who can bring through talent and sell on to re-invest. We'll only be able to stop selling when enough turn up at the CG and we can get enough TV/sponsorship to say otherwise. With mcDonald's credentials and Bodin's track record, I think he stands a chance of succeeding. And I for one wish him well. Hanging up the Red shirt ready for tomorrow as we speak. mancrobin
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9:59pm Fri 1 Mar 13

therock4u says...

Thats it from me iv'e read enough. The new team have only been together 1 day and already they are doomed. What a load of S***t some of you write.

Lets give them a big welcome tomorrow,win lose or draw.
Thats it from me iv'e read enough. The new team have only been together 1 day and already they are doomed. What a load of S***t some of you write. Lets give them a big welcome tomorrow,win lose or draw. therock4u
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10:11pm Fri 1 Mar 13

southside7 says...

Cookie43 wrote:
sw1ndon wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
sagadude wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
oh and if jed and co think youth players will win promotion and is part of the reason to appoint macdonald because of his involvement at villa with young pros then he will be found out wrong.! under 21 team what the fuxk is that all about?
Oh dear.

There is always one!
ok you wait and see,we have gone back to the Maurice malpas days! hope I am wrong but time will tell,these only fools and horses characters we have as a new board will be found out as clueless!!
Couldn't agree more
If you that upset and not happy
Then do not go!!
End off
Support your new manager and the team if not stay away ebdciff
Agree, give them a chance and that means the whole of next season too. So nice to have a manager with no baggage and a strong focus on youth development which is the lifeblood of clubs like ours. Fully behind you Kevin, welcome to swindon .
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sw1ndon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: oh and if jed and co think youth players will win promotion and is part of the reason to appoint macdonald because of his involvement at villa with young pros then he will be found out wrong.! under 21 team what the fuxk is that all about?[/p][/quote]Oh dear. There is always one![/p][/quote]ok you wait and see,we have gone back to the Maurice malpas days! hope I am wrong but time will tell,these only fools and horses characters we have as a new board will be found out as clueless!![/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more[/p][/quote]If you that upset and not happy Then do not go!! End off Support your new manager and the team if not stay away ebdciff[/p][/quote]Agree, give them a chance and that means the whole of next season too. So nice to have a manager with no baggage and a strong focus on youth development which is the lifeblood of clubs like ours. Fully behind you Kevin, welcome to swindon . southside7
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10:18pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Simples! says...

hertz wrote:
I had in Mind .
Town End : Kevin MacDonald has a team .
South Stand : ST , ST , FC
Town End : And in his team he has a keeeper.
South Stand : Wes leee ,Wes Lee Weslee

Ands so on .
Cider me up Nurse .
Sod the football, what bands we gonna see at the CG when the seasons finished?!!
[quote][p][bold]hertz[/bold] wrote: I had in Mind . Town End : Kevin MacDonald has a team . South Stand : ST , ST , FC Town End : And in his team he has a keeeper. South Stand : Wes leee ,Wes Lee Weslee Ands so on . Cider me up Nurse .[/p][/quote]Sod the football, what bands we gonna see at the CG when the seasons finished?!! Simples!
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10:21pm Fri 1 Mar 13

the wizard says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
For all the uninspired by the new manager that wanted a proven manager:

There is no guarantee they would have succeeded whoever you wanted. Paolo was not guaranteed to acheive the promotion the majority want.

Proven managers that are out of work are usually out of work because they have failed at their latest assignment.

We have who we have and time will tell whether it was a good choice. He is unproven but he could turn out to be fantastic.

I say back him and not just for the next 12 or 14 or 15 matches but into next season as well. He may fail to get us promoted but in reality he cannot be blamed for the goings on over the last 2 months. Nor can the board for that matter.

I wish I could see into the future, as well as some seem to be able to, but I can't and will have to wait to see like the rest of us.

Back the man, have a bit of faith in the new board bringing in new faces but have a bit of patience too. Not even one day into the job and moans already about not signing players.

COYMR
He has my backing as well Oxon, he may not shout and rave from the roof tops but a good manager lets his team do his talking for him over the course of time.
With his contacts he may well be able to bring faces in that hitherto would not have been possible.
If an England international like Gareth Barry says he is a really good coach then that speaks volumes to me.
Perhaps its not the amount of coaching that he does but the quality of it that counts. For the sake of the owners, club and team and of course us guys out here I honestly do hope he does well, and I refuse to judge him on immediate results.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: For all the uninspired by the new manager that wanted a proven manager: There is no guarantee they would have succeeded whoever you wanted. Paolo was not guaranteed to acheive the promotion the majority want. Proven managers that are out of work are usually out of work because they have failed at their latest assignment. We have who we have and time will tell whether it was a good choice. He is unproven but he could turn out to be fantastic. I say back him and not just for the next 12 or 14 or 15 matches but into next season as well. He may fail to get us promoted but in reality he cannot be blamed for the goings on over the last 2 months. Nor can the board for that matter. I wish I could see into the future, as well as some seem to be able to, but I can't and will have to wait to see like the rest of us. Back the man, have a bit of faith in the new board bringing in new faces but have a bit of patience too. Not even one day into the job and moans already about not signing players. COYMR[/p][/quote]He has my backing as well Oxon, he may not shout and rave from the roof tops but a good manager lets his team do his talking for him over the course of time. With his contacts he may well be able to bring faces in that hitherto would not have been possible. If an England international like Gareth Barry says he is a really good coach then that speaks volumes to me. Perhaps its not the amount of coaching that he does but the quality of it that counts. For the sake of the owners, club and team and of course us guys out here I honestly do hope he does well, and I refuse to judge him on immediate results. the wizard
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10:27pm Fri 1 Mar 13

lifelong red says...

off to Coventry tomoz,coyr's,lets sing load and proud.
off to Coventry tomoz,coyr's,lets sing load and proud. lifelong red
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10:28pm Fri 1 Mar 13

OX1 RED says...

Status quo
Status quo OX1 RED
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10:29pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Oi Den! says...

mancrobin wrote:
Don't see any differences there Den, it's my hope too and you are right we might not find it so easy to be in as good a position for some time.


However, the second point you make is the crucial one. I'm not so sure we will ever get answers to what motivates the people who put money into our club or most other clubs come to that. For Abromavitch it's a play thing. What was Black's motivation? I'm grateful but bemused.

The only investments that are in any way commercially transparent are ones like the Glaziers (ie milk the brand to pay debt). That has been more successful than many Stretford End faithful who ply their trade on the terraces of Gig Lane supporting FC United would have you believe.

My guess is that McCrory is a football fan, wants to run a biggish club, has limited funds, has consortium mates who might earn a few bob putting on concerts at the CG but ultimately wants a manager who can bring through talent and sell on to re-invest. We'll only be able to stop selling when enough turn up at the CG and we can get enough TV/sponsorship to say otherwise.

With mcDonald's credentials and Bodin's track record, I think he stands a chance of succeeding.

And I for one wish him well.

Hanging up the Red shirt ready for tomorrow as we speak.
Yep - that's about how I see it. And obviously I wish them all well too. Can't make it tomorrow. My wife and one of my lads will be there. They'll have to do my bit for me!
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: Don't see any differences there Den, it's my hope too and you are right we might not find it so easy to be in as good a position for some time. However, the second point you make is the crucial one. I'm not so sure we will ever get answers to what motivates the people who put money into our club or most other clubs come to that. For Abromavitch it's a play thing. What was Black's motivation? I'm grateful but bemused. The only investments that are in any way commercially transparent are ones like the Glaziers (ie milk the brand to pay debt). That has been more successful than many Stretford End faithful who ply their trade on the terraces of Gig Lane supporting FC United would have you believe. My guess is that McCrory is a football fan, wants to run a biggish club, has limited funds, has consortium mates who might earn a few bob putting on concerts at the CG but ultimately wants a manager who can bring through talent and sell on to re-invest. We'll only be able to stop selling when enough turn up at the CG and we can get enough TV/sponsorship to say otherwise. With mcDonald's credentials and Bodin's track record, I think he stands a chance of succeeding. And I for one wish him well. Hanging up the Red shirt ready for tomorrow as we speak.[/p][/quote]Yep - that's about how I see it. And obviously I wish them all well too. Can't make it tomorrow. My wife and one of my lads will be there. They'll have to do my bit for me! Oi Den!
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10:29pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Di kanny oh says...

Farnborough Robins wrote:
An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet.

Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker.

There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion.

Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones.

With respect,
Farnborough Robin.
Our outgoings are 250k per month so that's £62,500 per week how on earth can one player be on 8 grand a week. That leaves 20 odd players on £54,000 which is £2,700 per week if that was only the players wage which it isn't so can't see that being correct.I would have guessed the players wage bill is at least £175,000 per month so divide that by say 21 players that's about 8 grand per month even though some players will be on various amounts so 8 grand per week just can't see it or are my sums wrong. If 21 players were on say 5 grand per week that's 420 grand per month and way over the stated £250,000 to include manager and all staff.
[quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.[/p][/quote]Our outgoings are 250k per month so that's £62,500 per week how on earth can one player be on 8 grand a week. That leaves 20 odd players on £54,000 which is £2,700 per week if that was only the players wage which it isn't so can't see that being correct.I would have guessed the players wage bill is at least £175,000 per month so divide that by say 21 players that's about 8 grand per month even though some players will be on various amounts so 8 grand per week just can't see it or are my sums wrong. If 21 players were on say 5 grand per week that's 420 grand per month and way over the stated £250,000 to include manager and all staff. Di kanny oh
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10:30pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Okus Road says...

Glad his first game in charge is away, where he will get 100% support from the fans and not have to hear the boo boys who were totally out of order at the CG last Tuesday.

Really looking forward to the game and a good footballing performance from STFC with a 3 - 1 victory as Clarke is bound to score against us for their goal.
Glad his first game in charge is away, where he will get 100% support from the fans and not have to hear the boo boys who were totally out of order at the CG last Tuesday. Really looking forward to the game and a good footballing performance from STFC with a 3 - 1 victory as Clarke is bound to score against us for their goal. Okus Road
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10:44pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Med Red says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
Med Red wrote:
donaldslovechild wrote: I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please. I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.
"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius.
What do you mean "content" what do you suggest then Med come on,should everyone become a wrist-slasher,do you know for sure that this is not going to work for KM or because he is not a big name (to you and a few others) does it mean he is bound to fail? should we all go to Coventry and start booing him and whilst doing that killing any chance he does have of success because the players will lose heart.I don't know how any of you can dismiss the man as not good enough,underwhelming cheap option without knowing how he will do,we all support STFC and want whats best for our club/team with that must mean hoping and praying that this turns out brilliant for him because that will mean it has turned out wonderful for STFC point being we do our bit by being supportive and if after all that it doesn't work out for him then at least it couldn't be said we aided his demise.Cmon swindon.
Read my post more carefully Steve... I used a quote from lovechilds post. Like him I don't understand the euphoria over Macs appointment, he's untried as a manager, so I'm sceptical about the appointment.

By the way £400/ day for plastering is a rip off chap I know Malcolm from Wroughton would do it for £200
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please. I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.[/p][/quote]"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius.[/p][/quote]What do you mean "content" what do you suggest then Med come on,should everyone become a wrist-slasher,do you know for sure that this is not going to work for KM or because he is not a big name (to you and a few others) does it mean he is bound to fail? should we all go to Coventry and start booing him and whilst doing that killing any chance he does have of success because the players will lose heart.I don't know how any of you can dismiss the man as not good enough,underwhelming cheap option without knowing how he will do,we all support STFC and want whats best for our club/team with that must mean hoping and praying that this turns out brilliant for him because that will mean it has turned out wonderful for STFC point being we do our bit by being supportive and if after all that it doesn't work out for him then at least it couldn't be said we aided his demise.Cmon swindon.[/p][/quote]Read my post more carefully Steve... I used a quote from lovechilds post. Like him I don't understand the euphoria over Macs appointment, he's untried as a manager, so I'm sceptical about the appointment. By the way £400/ day for plastering is a rip off chap I know Malcolm from Wroughton would do it for £200 Med Red
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10:48pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Di kanny oh says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
For all the uninspired by the new manager that wanted a proven manager:

There is no guarantee they would have succeeded whoever you wanted. Paolo was not guaranteed to acheive the promotion the majority want.

Proven managers that are out of work are usually out of work because they have failed at their latest assignment.

We have who we have and time will tell whether it was a good choice. He is unproven but he could turn out to be fantastic.

I say back him and not just for the next 12 or 14 or 15 matches but into next season as well. He may fail to get us promoted but in reality he cannot be blamed for the goings on over the last 2 months. Nor can the board for that matter.

I wish I could see into the future, as well as some seem to be able to, but I can't and will have to wait to see like the rest of us.

Back the man, have a bit of faith in the new board bringing in new faces but have a bit of patience too. Not even one day into the job and moans already about not signing players.

COYMR
Excellent post Oxon-Red and summed up beautifully. Too many on here will be all too ready to jump down the guys throat and have a go at the new board if results are average to poor. This guy has great credentials and will offer the players a calmer touchline and the players will not fear being hauled off at any minute of a game. Big name appointments like you said have no guarantee to reap success it will be a man who can get the best out of these players and I reckon we have our man after listening to ex players under him and Villa fans. The main thing here is to give the guy a fair chance and it may take a season or more for him to put his own mark on STFC. Di Canio bottled it and walked out so even he failed us and did not complete the job.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: For all the uninspired by the new manager that wanted a proven manager: There is no guarantee they would have succeeded whoever you wanted. Paolo was not guaranteed to acheive the promotion the majority want. Proven managers that are out of work are usually out of work because they have failed at their latest assignment. We have who we have and time will tell whether it was a good choice. He is unproven but he could turn out to be fantastic. I say back him and not just for the next 12 or 14 or 15 matches but into next season as well. He may fail to get us promoted but in reality he cannot be blamed for the goings on over the last 2 months. Nor can the board for that matter. I wish I could see into the future, as well as some seem to be able to, but I can't and will have to wait to see like the rest of us. Back the man, have a bit of faith in the new board bringing in new faces but have a bit of patience too. Not even one day into the job and moans already about not signing players. COYMR[/p][/quote]Excellent post Oxon-Red and summed up beautifully. Too many on here will be all too ready to jump down the guys throat and have a go at the new board if results are average to poor. This guy has great credentials and will offer the players a calmer touchline and the players will not fear being hauled off at any minute of a game. Big name appointments like you said have no guarantee to reap success it will be a man who can get the best out of these players and I reckon we have our man after listening to ex players under him and Villa fans. The main thing here is to give the guy a fair chance and it may take a season or more for him to put his own mark on STFC. Di Canio bottled it and walked out so even he failed us and did not complete the job. Di kanny oh
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10:52pm Fri 1 Mar 13

tally38 says...

HARD FEW GAMES COMING UP THIS MONTH.WILL BE A VERY DIFFICULT START FOR HIM COULD LOSE THEM ALL TO INFORM TEAMS IF THEY DONT PICK UP FROM THE LAST FEW GAMES WISH HIM LUCK ANYWAY
HARD FEW GAMES COMING UP THIS MONTH.WILL BE A VERY DIFFICULT START FOR HIM COULD LOSE THEM ALL TO INFORM TEAMS IF THEY DONT PICK UP FROM THE LAST FEW GAMES WISH HIM LUCK ANYWAY tally38
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10:53pm Fri 1 Mar 13

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Cookie43 wrote:
Farnborough Robins wrote:
Med Red wrote:
donaldslovechild wrote: I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please. I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.
"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius.
Spot on Med Red! Absolutely correct! Why are the majority on this site excited by the new appointments. Mindless optimism. bradleyred-also agree- why has he not been employed as a manager anywhere else? Poor appointment.
Pathetic!!! Shown some support for Christ sake Some people are only happy when the moaning !!!! I support Swindon and I am gonna support our new manager not complain and moan and bring him down Did you complain about Pdc when we appointed him No coaching experience never managed a club before How about hoddle he was the same Ossie had never managed before This guy is a highly rated coach by many top managers So give him a chance and use some of your energy from complaining to supporting your team!!!!!!
Well said Cookie...

I thought everyone on here was supposed 2be SWINDON TOWN SUPPORTER ?...

Can we please give kmac and the board a chance as they have just got here...
WHY DO WE SLAG OFF THE CLUB ALL THE FCKING TIME
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please. I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.[/p][/quote]"but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments"... they're pretty much the same bunch who thought Fitton's appointment of Malpas was a stroke of genius.[/p][/quote]Spot on Med Red! Absolutely correct! Why are the majority on this site excited by the new appointments. Mindless optimism. bradleyred-also agree- why has he not been employed as a manager anywhere else? Poor appointment.[/p][/quote]Pathetic!!! Shown some support for Christ sake Some people are only happy when the moaning !!!! I support Swindon and I am gonna support our new manager not complain and moan and bring him down Did you complain about Pdc when we appointed him No coaching experience never managed a club before How about hoddle he was the same Ossie had never managed before This guy is a highly rated coach by many top managers So give him a chance and use some of your energy from complaining to supporting your team!!!!!![/p][/quote]Well said Cookie... I thought everyone on here was supposed 2be SWINDON TOWN SUPPORTER ?... Can we please give kmac and the board a chance as they have just got here... WHY DO WE SLAG OFF THE CLUB ALL THE FCKING TIME DarrenSTFCRomain
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11:08pm Fri 1 Mar 13

JohnNeal4me says...

The one important bit of info about all this that I have yet to discover is what length of contract have these 2 been given. Are we actually committed to them beyond the end of the season. It is odd that none of info given includes this. Perhaps the deal is - get us promoted and you get a 2 year contract.
The one important bit of info about all this that I have yet to discover is what length of contract have these 2 been given. Are we actually committed to them beyond the end of the season. It is odd that none of info given includes this. Perhaps the deal is - get us promoted and you get a 2 year contract. JohnNeal4me
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11:09pm Fri 1 Mar 13

joey butler says...

Latest statement from PDC is now on SKY:

''For the avoidance of any doubt and not withstanding anything that may have been said in the past or indeed may possibly be stated in the future, I wish to add clarification beyond any doubt, but without predjudice, that I claim forthwith that my situational position and absolute expectations at Swindon were quite simply beneath and beyond untenable''

All this apparently, after he missed a train from Swindon station to Paddington this evening!!!
Latest statement from PDC is now on SKY: ''For the avoidance of any doubt and not withstanding anything that may have been said in the past or indeed may possibly be stated in the future, I wish to add clarification beyond any doubt, but without predjudice, that I claim forthwith that my situational position and absolute expectations at Swindon were quite simply beneath and beyond untenable'' All this apparently, after he missed a train from Swindon station to Paddington this evening!!! joey butler
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11:21pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Wilesy says...

therock4u wrote:
Thats it from me iv'e read enough. The new team have only been together 1 day and already they are doomed. What a load of S***t some of you write.

Lets give them a big welcome tomorrow,win lose or draw.
Completely agree.

Message for Bradleyred, donaldslovechild, ScottLeitch and Farnborough - try and keep some semblance of positivity while the club lurches though this horrific descent into the abyss.

Somehow you'll pull through this abject misery you're sharing with everyone, really you will.

The Samaritans number is 01793 537373 if needed.
[quote][p][bold]therock4u[/bold] wrote: Thats it from me iv'e read enough. The new team have only been together 1 day and already they are doomed. What a load of S***t some of you write. Lets give them a big welcome tomorrow,win lose or draw.[/p][/quote]Completely agree. Message for Bradleyred, donaldslovechild, ScottLeitch and Farnborough - try and keep some semblance of positivity while the club lurches though this horrific descent into the abyss. Somehow you'll pull through this abject misery you're sharing with everyone, really you will. The Samaritans number is 01793 537373 if needed. Wilesy
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11:25pm Fri 1 Mar 13

southside7 says...

Farnborough Robins wrote:
An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet.

Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker.

There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion.

Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones.

With respect,
Farnborough Robin.
Hi Ali, welcome. Was p1ssing myself reading this. Even without the farnborough title I think I would've guessed it was you. You've certainly stirred things up which I would only expect from you, classic. Your obviously not impressed by the new manager but I say give him a chance, so pleased fascisto has gone, let him go sulking back to his Right wing, mustard gas loving shysters, good manager but a moody little child. Anyway thought you might have put billy bonds forward for the job, or even your dad? Laters dude and welcome to the forum, lets stir it up.
[quote][p][bold]Farnborough Robins[/bold] wrote: An very uninspiring appointment indeed. Experience? Credentials? MacDonald has never managed a top flight club other than as a caretaker or as an assistant to others. As a player, he was average- part of the 'Liverpool double team"- he only played for four months! "Give the guy a chance" they say, let's have a go at promotion they say". "Good will and getting behind the lads" only goes so far. The reason Di Canio was so unpopular with the players is he was strict and a tyrant at training- but it got results. Fascism aside, Paolo had a high class pedigree a la Messrs Macari, Hoddle and Ardiles. No disrespect to Kevin, but he would be more at home with Barnet. Navarro is on 8K per week yet he couldn't pass water, and he doesn't care if he plays well or not anyway, nice paypacket for a 32 year old perennial substitute. Ferry is one of the few remaining players who understands football. As for the likes of Flint, I think he should play for the opposition as he seems to like passing to them! New payers required and as Paolo kept saying- a new striker. There is an element of the Swindon fans who are educated in terms of football, and then there are others. The likes of who supported the appointment of Gorman and the purchase of that atypical of carthorses, Keith Scott (bought for our premier league season.) A naive attitude and the best of intentions from fans and the board will not win promotion this year. We will not hit the playoffs let alone automatic promotion. Desperately disappointed. Been following the Town since '79 so abusive responses are not warranted but would listen to intelligent ones. With respect, Farnborough Robin.[/p][/quote]Hi Ali, welcome. Was p1ssing myself reading this. Even without the farnborough title I think I would've guessed it was you. You've certainly stirred things up which I would only expect from you, classic. Your obviously not impressed by the new manager but I say give him a chance, so pleased fascisto has gone, let him go sulking back to his Right wing, mustard gas loving shysters, good manager but a moody little child. Anyway thought you might have put billy bonds forward for the job, or even your dad? Laters dude and welcome to the forum, lets stir it up. southside7
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11:26pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Wilesy says...

joey butler wrote:
Latest statement from PDC is now on SKY:

''For the avoidance of any doubt and not withstanding anything that may have been said in the past or indeed may possibly be stated in the future, I wish to add clarification beyond any doubt, but without predjudice, that I claim forthwith that my situational position and absolute expectations at Swindon were quite simply beneath and beyond untenable''

All this apparently, after he missed a train from Swindon station to Paddington this evening!!!
Haha superb!

It's OK he broke into a train and took off with it however after an initial safe journey the going got tough so he derailed it and strolled on.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: Latest statement from PDC is now on SKY: ''For the avoidance of any doubt and not withstanding anything that may have been said in the past or indeed may possibly be stated in the future, I wish to add clarification beyond any doubt, but without predjudice, that I claim forthwith that my situational position and absolute expectations at Swindon were quite simply beneath and beyond untenable'' All this apparently, after he missed a train from Swindon station to Paddington this evening!!![/p][/quote]Haha superb! It's OK he broke into a train and took off with it however after an initial safe journey the going got tough so he derailed it and strolled on. Wilesy
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11:29pm Fri 1 Mar 13

red white says...

Okus Road wrote:
Glad his first game in charge is away, where he will get 100% support from the fans and not have to hear the boo boys who were totally out of order at the CG last Tuesday.

Really looking forward to the game and a good footballing performance from STFC with a 3 - 1 victory as Clarke is bound to score against us for their goal.
Good point mate 3,000 away proper support is much healthier than the boo boys at home.

I like the appointment,even more because with all the usual names being chucked about(by everyone),no one saw this 1 coming.

Which is a Swindon Town tradition.

Anyone know how long Kev Mac signed a contract for?

I've not read anything or must have missed it
[quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: Glad his first game in charge is away, where he will get 100% support from the fans and not have to hear the boo boys who were totally out of order at the CG last Tuesday. Really looking forward to the game and a good footballing performance from STFC with a 3 - 1 victory as Clarke is bound to score against us for their goal.[/p][/quote]Good point mate 3,000 away proper support is much healthier than the boo boys at home. I like the appointment,even more because with all the usual names being chucked about(by everyone),no one saw this 1 coming. Which is a Swindon Town tradition. Anyone know how long Kev Mac signed a contract for? I've not read anything or must have missed it red white
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11:42pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Wilesy says...

red white wrote:
Okus Road wrote:
Glad his first game in charge is away, where he will get 100% support from the fans and not have to hear the boo boys who were totally out of order at the CG last Tuesday.

Really looking forward to the game and a good footballing performance from STFC with a 3 - 1 victory as Clarke is bound to score against us for their goal.
Good point mate 3,000 away proper support is much healthier than the boo boys at home.

I like the appointment,even more because with all the usual names being chucked about(by everyone),no one saw this 1 coming.

Which is a Swindon Town tradition.

Anyone know how long Kev Mac signed a contract for?

I've not read anything or must have missed it
2 and a bit years according to Sam on Twitter
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: Glad his first game in charge is away, where he will get 100% support from the fans and not have to hear the boo boys who were totally out of order at the CG last Tuesday. Really looking forward to the game and a good footballing performance from STFC with a 3 - 1 victory as Clarke is bound to score against us for their goal.[/p][/quote]Good point mate 3,000 away proper support is much healthier than the boo boys at home. I like the appointment,even more because with all the usual names being chucked about(by everyone),no one saw this 1 coming. Which is a Swindon Town tradition. Anyone know how long Kev Mac signed a contract for? I've not read anything or must have missed it[/p][/quote]2 and a bit years according to Sam on Twitter Wilesy
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11:43pm Fri 1 Mar 13

The Jockster says...

Simples! wrote:
hertz wrote:
I had in Mind .
Town End : Kevin MacDonald has a team .
South Stand : ST , ST , FC
Town End : And in his team he has a keeeper.
South Stand : Wes leee ,Wes Lee Weslee

Ands so on .
Cider me up Nurse .
Sod the football, what bands we gonna see at the CG when the seasons finished?!!
Simply Red?
[quote][p][bold]Simples![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hertz[/bold] wrote: I had in Mind . Town End : Kevin MacDonald has a team . South Stand : ST , ST , FC Town End : And in his team he has a keeeper. South Stand : Wes leee ,Wes Lee Weslee Ands so on . Cider me up Nurse .[/p][/quote]Sod the football, what bands we gonna see at the CG when the seasons finished?!![/p][/quote]Simply Red? The Jockster
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11:47pm Fri 1 Mar 13

southside7 says...

Simples! wrote:
hertz wrote:
I had in Mind .
Town End : Kevin MacDonald has a team .
South Stand : ST , ST , FC
Town End : And in his team he has a keeeper.
South Stand : Wes leee ,Wes Lee Weslee

Ands so on .
Cider me up Nurse .
Sod the football, what bands we gonna see at the CG when the seasons finished?!!
Simples minds
[quote][p][bold]Simples![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hertz[/bold] wrote: I had in Mind . Town End : Kevin MacDonald has a team . South Stand : ST , ST , FC Town End : And in his team he has a keeeper. South Stand : Wes leee ,Wes Lee Weslee Ands so on . Cider me up Nurse .[/p][/quote]Sod the football, what bands we gonna see at the CG when the seasons finished?!![/p][/quote]Simples minds southside7
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11:52pm Fri 1 Mar 13

red white says...

Wilesy wrote:
red white wrote:
Okus Road wrote:
Glad his first game in charge is away, where he will get 100% support from the fans and not have to hear the boo boys who were totally out of order at the CG last Tuesday.

Really looking forward to the game and a good footballing performance from STFC with a 3 - 1 victory as Clarke is bound to score against us for their goal.
Good point mate 3,000 away proper support is much healthier than the boo boys at home.

I like the appointment,even more because with all the usual names being chucked about(by everyone),no one saw this 1 coming.

Which is a Swindon Town tradition.

Anyone know how long Kev Mac signed a contract for?

I've not read anything or must have missed it
2 and a bit years according to Sam on Twitter
Thanks,not to Sam tho,he kept it quiet(for a reporter).

But we'll be in the Prem by then!
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: Glad his first game in charge is away, where he will get 100% support from the fans and not have to hear the boo boys who were totally out of order at the CG last Tuesday. Really looking forward to the game and a good footballing performance from STFC with a 3 - 1 victory as Clarke is bound to score against us for their goal.[/p][/quote]Good point mate 3,000 away proper support is much healthier than the boo boys at home. I like the appointment,even more because with all the usual names being chucked about(by everyone),no one saw this 1 coming. Which is a Swindon Town tradition. Anyone know how long Kev Mac signed a contract for? I've not read anything or must have missed it[/p][/quote]2 and a bit years according to Sam on Twitter[/p][/quote]Thanks,not to Sam tho,he kept it quiet(for a reporter). But we'll be in the Prem by then! red white
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12:58am Sat 2 Mar 13

Jacobstfc says...

seeing as i cant see the predicitons league and im travelling to cov tomorrow i thought i better predict what i can now!!
1) Correct Score. cov 1 swindon 2
2)pffft 13024
3)collins 12
4)16
5) 83

:D:D
seeing as i cant see the predicitons league and im travelling to cov tomorrow i thought i better predict what i can now!! 1) Correct Score. cov 1 swindon 2 2)pffft 13024 3)collins 12 4)16 5) 83 :D:D Jacobstfc
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