A new era begins at Swindon Town

New Town boss Kevin MacDonald (left) with chairman Jed McCrory

New Town boss Kevin MacDonald (left) with chairman Jed McCrory

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KEVIN MacDonald was formally unveiled as the new Swindon Town boss yesterday and immediately stated his desire to secure promotion to the Championship within two months of taking his first job in management.

The former Aston Villa assistant manager, out of the game since the summer, plans to finish off what Paolo Di Canio started at the County Ground.

“The main aim is to win each game which comes along, and hopefully that will give us enough points to get into the Championship next season,” he said. “There would be no point in Jed (McCrory, chairman) coming to the club if it didn’t go that far forward, because it wouldn’t be viable for him either.”

MacDonald, who the Advertiser understands has been handed a deal to the summer of 2015, brings AFC Telford boss Mark Cooper to Wiltshire as his number two.

Interim goalkeeping coach Fraser Digby and interim fitness coach Michael Peacock are expected to remain at the club for the time being.

The Scot will be quite a departure from Di Canio in terms of character and temperament, as he explained: “I am quite a thoughtful person and I tend not to say too much, and when I do it’s because I have thought that through.

“Some people say that’s wrong and that you should speak off the top of your head, but that’s not the way I am.”

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6:31am Sat 2 Mar 13

ChippyBOB. says...

The king is dead LONG LIVE THE KING
And his most welcome
The king is dead LONG LIVE THE KING And his most welcome ChippyBOB.
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6:45am Sat 2 Mar 13

U REDS says...

Good luck to the guy. Seems like a nice bloke.
Good luck to the guy. Seems like a nice bloke. U REDS
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6:56am Sat 2 Mar 13

ya mums got facial hair says...

Wilson in disguise ?
Wilson in disguise ? ya mums got facial hair
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7:13am Sat 2 Mar 13

stokes_stfc says...

SAP, I can't see a cov predictions league thread at the moment... I'm on call at work today so I probably won't be able to check for a thread later so I'm going to put some answers to the usual questions here. Will see if I can check for a new thread before the game today...

1) Cov 2:1 Town
2) 10939
3) Collins 62
4) 12
5) 85
SAP, I can't see a cov predictions league thread at the moment... I'm on call at work today so I probably won't be able to check for a thread later so I'm going to put some answers to the usual questions here. Will see if I can check for a new thread before the game today... 1) Cov 2:1 Town 2) 10939 3) Collins 62 4) 12 5) 85 stokes_stfc
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7:30am Sat 2 Mar 13

The Jockster says...

No chance with no. 3!
No chance with no. 3! The Jockster
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7:34am Sat 2 Mar 13

The Jockster says...

The Adver can't even get the picture caption right!
The Adver can't even get the picture caption right! The Jockster
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7:41am Sat 2 Mar 13

red white says...

stokes_stfc wrote:
SAP, I can't see a cov predictions league thread at the moment... I'm on call at work today so I probably won't be able to check for a thread later so I'm going to put some answers to the usual questions here. Will see if I can check for a new thread before the game today...

1) Cov 2:1 Town
2) 10939
3) Collins 62
4) 12
5) 85
I can't find it either.

Them 0 Swindon Town 3

Roberts 10 mins.

3,001 Town fans!

10 corners etc,etc,etc

Yoooouuu Reds!
[quote][p][bold]stokes_stfc[/bold] wrote: SAP, I can't see a cov predictions league thread at the moment... I'm on call at work today so I probably won't be able to check for a thread later so I'm going to put some answers to the usual questions here. Will see if I can check for a new thread before the game today... 1) Cov 2:1 Town 2) 10939 3) Collins 62 4) 12 5) 85[/p][/quote]I can't find it either. Them 0 Swindon Town 3 Roberts 10 mins. 3,001 Town fans! 10 corners etc,etc,etc Yoooouuu Reds! red white
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7:52am Sat 2 Mar 13

GUVS MASTER says...

A great appointment IMO hope it works out for big Mac. I would love to see some of the youth brought through in the future and i bet Zippy is looking fowrd to working with him. On the game today hope we win thin the players will be up for the challange. Me and my partner are taking our 15month old boy to his first ever STFC game today and am hoping for another magical away following. A safe journey to all traveling STFC fans COYR
A great appointment IMO hope it works out for big Mac. I would love to see some of the youth brought through in the future and i bet Zippy is looking fowrd to working with him. On the game today hope we win thin the players will be up for the challange. Me and my partner are taking our 15month old boy to his first ever STFC game today and am hoping for another magical away following. A safe journey to all traveling STFC fans COYR GUVS MASTER
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7:54am Sat 2 Mar 13

red white says...

I think a mad Jock (no disrespect to you Scottish people) in charge is the way way forward.

Like a Di Canio without the waving arms,more of a head thing.

See yoo pal !
I think a mad Jock (no disrespect to you Scottish people) in charge is the way way forward. Like a Di Canio without the waving arms,more of a head thing. See yoo pal ! red white
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8:01am Sat 2 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. LETS ALL HOPE HE IS A LEADER
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. LETS ALL HOPE HE IS A LEADER tally38
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8:41am Sat 2 Mar 13

RED-MERLIN says...

tally38 wrote:
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. LETS ALL HOPE HE IS A LEADER
we play better against better teams ! why so negative ?
[quote][p][bold]tally38[/bold] wrote: 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. LETS ALL HOPE HE IS A LEADER[/p][/quote]we play better against better teams ! why so negative ? RED-MERLIN
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8:42am Sat 2 Mar 13

RED-MERLIN says...

tally38 wrote:
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. LETS ALL HOPE HE IS A LEADER
we play better against better teams ! why so negative ?
[quote][p][bold]tally38[/bold] wrote: 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. LETS ALL HOPE HE IS A LEADER[/p][/quote]we play better against better teams ! why so negative ? RED-MERLIN
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8:47am Sat 2 Mar 13

old town robin says...

Any kind of performance today will depend on a tighter defence which will see the return of Nat Thompson, Macca will either replace Jay or move into midfield if Ferry is not fit, without Simon I can't see the ball being played on the ground too much and that does not suit our style if we try to play it long. Whoever plays down the flanks whether it is Luke Raffa or Gary need to pick their game up and start giving Collin, Williams or Adam Rooney some decent service, they are due some goals and it's now getting very worrying that they feeding on scraps. Williams said in his last interview he hoped to beat his target which is more than the 17 he scored last season, He'd better get a move on because time is running out for him to prove he deserves to be our main man upfront.
Any kind of performance today will depend on a tighter defence which will see the return of Nat Thompson, Macca will either replace Jay or move into midfield if Ferry is not fit, without Simon I can't see the ball being played on the ground too much and that does not suit our style if we try to play it long. Whoever plays down the flanks whether it is Luke Raffa or Gary need to pick their game up and start giving Collin, Williams or Adam Rooney some decent service, they are due some goals and it's now getting very worrying that they feeding on scraps. Williams said in his last interview he hoped to beat his target which is more than the 17 he scored last season, He'd better get a move on because time is running out for him to prove he deserves to be our main man upfront. old town robin
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8:48am Sat 2 Mar 13

tally38 says...

RED-MERLIN wrote:
tally38 wrote:
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. LETS ALL HOPE HE IS A LEADER
we play better against better teams ! why so negative ?
THATS SAYING ITAS IT IS REAL WORLD
[quote][p][bold]RED-MERLIN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tally38[/bold] wrote: 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. LETS ALL HOPE HE IS A LEADER[/p][/quote]we play better against better teams ! why so negative ?[/p][/quote]THATS SAYING ITAS IT IS REAL WORLD tally38
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9:13am Sat 2 Mar 13

London Red says...

OTR - BBC are saying Ferry is fit and that Devera maybe too
.
Both are vital if you ask me - we were tighter at the back with JD and we all know SF makes us tick
.
Others will drop points today (Tranmere play Yeovil etc) so a draw will not be a bad result
.
Take us to 60 with 33 remaining
.
I think 87 max but more likely 85 for the title and 82/83 for auto will do it this year
.
That will mean 2 a game will do it from the last 11 - which requires decent form but not need to win 9 of the 11 which would be a big big ask
.
We will need to beat at least one possibly 2 from Yeovil, Brentford, Doncaster and Sheff to secure auto but 1 win 3 draws is not impossible as we have seen at Bournemouth and Tranmere!
.
Then we will need 4 from MK and Scunny - totalling 10 away points
.
So that is 12, 13 or 15 needed at home - which certainly is possible looking at the fixtures to take us to 82, 83 or 85
OTR - BBC are saying Ferry is fit and that Devera maybe too . Both are vital if you ask me - we were tighter at the back with JD and we all know SF makes us tick . Others will drop points today (Tranmere play Yeovil etc) so a draw will not be a bad result . Take us to 60 with 33 remaining . I think 87 max but more likely 85 for the title and 82/83 for auto will do it this year . That will mean 2 a game will do it from the last 11 - which requires decent form but not need to win 9 of the 11 which would be a big big ask . We will need to beat at least one possibly 2 from Yeovil, Brentford, Doncaster and Sheff to secure auto but 1 win 3 draws is not impossible as we have seen at Bournemouth and Tranmere! . Then we will need 4 from MK and Scunny - totalling 10 away points . So that is 12, 13 or 15 needed at home - which certainly is possible looking at the fixtures to take us to 82, 83 or 85 London Red
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9:25am Sat 2 Mar 13

ciclosporindorset says...

Personally I am as bigoted as loads of others on here. I don't like the Scots, they have a jealously of our English nation, its riches, our superior attitude, our queens, our universities, intellect, sporting heritage and above all our outstandingly personable managers, characters in the game of football, talent system, youth development and passionate support for our clubs. However, I am totally behind big Kevin in his new adventure and wish him every success because he has recognised it will be a privilege to take stfc into the Championship.
Personally I am as bigoted as loads of others on here. I don't like the Scots, they have a jealously of our English nation, its riches, our superior attitude, our queens, our universities, intellect, sporting heritage and above all our outstandingly personable managers, characters in the game of football, talent system, youth development and passionate support for our clubs. However, I am totally behind big Kevin in his new adventure and wish him every success because he has recognised it will be a privilege to take stfc into the Championship. ciclosporindorset
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9:26am Sat 2 Mar 13

red white says...

London Red wrote:
OTR - BBC are saying Ferry is fit and that Devera maybe too
.
Both are vital if you ask me - we were tighter at the back with JD and we all know SF makes us tick
.
Others will drop points today (Tranmere play Yeovil etc) so a draw will not be a bad result
.
Take us to 60 with 33 remaining
.
I think 87 max but more likely 85 for the title and 82/83 for auto will do it this year
.
That will mean 2 a game will do it from the last 11 - which requires decent form but not need to win 9 of the 11 which would be a big big ask
.
We will need to beat at least one possibly 2 from Yeovil, Brentford, Doncaster and Sheff to secure auto but 1 win 3 draws is not impossible as we have seen at Bournemouth and Tranmere!
.
Then we will need 4 from MK and Scunny - totalling 10 away points
.
So that is 12, 13 or 15 needed at home - which certainly is possible looking at the fixtures to take us to 82, 83 or 85
We'll be top by five o clock...,

We'll be top by five o clock !
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: OTR - BBC are saying Ferry is fit and that Devera maybe too . Both are vital if you ask me - we were tighter at the back with JD and we all know SF makes us tick . Others will drop points today (Tranmere play Yeovil etc) so a draw will not be a bad result . Take us to 60 with 33 remaining . I think 87 max but more likely 85 for the title and 82/83 for auto will do it this year . That will mean 2 a game will do it from the last 11 - which requires decent form but not need to win 9 of the 11 which would be a big big ask . We will need to beat at least one possibly 2 from Yeovil, Brentford, Doncaster and Sheff to secure auto but 1 win 3 draws is not impossible as we have seen at Bournemouth and Tranmere! . Then we will need 4 from MK and Scunny - totalling 10 away points . So that is 12, 13 or 15 needed at home - which certainly is possible looking at the fixtures to take us to 82, 83 or 85[/p][/quote]We'll be top by five o clock..., We'll be top by five o clock ! red white
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9:40am Sat 2 Mar 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

PREDICTIONS LEAGUE
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Can't see the thread anywhere so please see the questions on the Sam Morshead thread:
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THE SAM MORSHEAD COLUMN: Crazy days are over, now let's move on
PREDICTIONS LEAGUE ----. Can't see the thread anywhere so please see the questions on the Sam Morshead thread: . THE SAM MORSHEAD COLUMN: Crazy days are over, now let's move on SAPFanSTFC
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9:45am Sat 2 Mar 13

Oxon-Red says...

London Red wrote:
OTR - BBC are saying Ferry is fit and that Devera maybe too . Both are vital if you ask me - we were tighter at the back with JD and we all know SF makes us tick . Others will drop points today (Tranmere play Yeovil etc) so a draw will not be a bad result . Take us to 60 with 33 remaining . I think 87 max but more likely 85 for the title and 82/83 for auto will do it this year . That will mean 2 a game will do it from the last 11 - which requires decent form but not need to win 9 of the 11 which would be a big big ask . We will need to beat at least one possibly 2 from Yeovil, Brentford, Doncaster and Sheff to secure auto but 1 win 3 draws is not impossible as we have seen at Bournemouth and Tranmere! . Then we will need 4 from MK and Scunny - totalling 10 away points . So that is 12, 13 or 15 needed at home - which certainly is possible looking at the fixtures to take us to 82, 83 or 85
London,

We have won 1 point less away than home this season and I can see this continuing despite the fixtures we have.

Maybe we should be looking at 14-15 points away and 10-12 home.

Just a thought.

Wouldn't risk Joe coming straight back, another week and then maybe think about it. Flint/Ward have done well so see no reason to change it.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: OTR - BBC are saying Ferry is fit and that Devera maybe too . Both are vital if you ask me - we were tighter at the back with JD and we all know SF makes us tick . Others will drop points today (Tranmere play Yeovil etc) so a draw will not be a bad result . Take us to 60 with 33 remaining . I think 87 max but more likely 85 for the title and 82/83 for auto will do it this year . That will mean 2 a game will do it from the last 11 - which requires decent form but not need to win 9 of the 11 which would be a big big ask . We will need to beat at least one possibly 2 from Yeovil, Brentford, Doncaster and Sheff to secure auto but 1 win 3 draws is not impossible as we have seen at Bournemouth and Tranmere! . Then we will need 4 from MK and Scunny - totalling 10 away points . So that is 12, 13 or 15 needed at home - which certainly is possible looking at the fixtures to take us to 82, 83 or 85[/p][/quote]London, We have won 1 point less away than home this season and I can see this continuing despite the fixtures we have. Maybe we should be looking at 14-15 points away and 10-12 home. Just a thought. Wouldn't risk Joe coming straight back, another week and then maybe think about it. Flint/Ward have done well so see no reason to change it. COYMR Oxon-Red
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9:53am Sat 2 Mar 13

didntshedoswell says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
Personally I am as bigoted as loads of others on here. I don't like the Scots, they have a jealously of our English nation, its riches, our superior attitude, our queens, our universities, intellect, sporting heritage and above all our outstandingly personable managers, characters in the game of football, talent system, youth development and passionate support for our clubs. However, I am totally behind big Kevin in his new adventure and wish him every success because he has recognised it will be a privilege to take stfc into the Championship.
fuc king jocks

Good luck Kev, we are all behind you!
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: Personally I am as bigoted as loads of others on here. I don't like the Scots, they have a jealously of our English nation, its riches, our superior attitude, our queens, our universities, intellect, sporting heritage and above all our outstandingly personable managers, characters in the game of football, talent system, youth development and passionate support for our clubs. However, I am totally behind big Kevin in his new adventure and wish him every success because he has recognised it will be a privilege to take stfc into the Championship.[/p][/quote]fuc king jocks Good luck Kev, we are all behind you! didntshedoswell
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9:58am Sat 2 Mar 13

old town robin says...

London Red wrote:
OTR - BBC are saying Ferry is fit and that Devera maybe too
.
Both are vital if you ask me - we were tighter at the back with JD and we all know SF makes us tick
.
Others will drop points today (Tranmere play Yeovil etc) so a draw will not be a bad result
.
Take us to 60 with 33 remaining
.
I think 87 max but more likely 85 for the title and 82/83 for auto will do it this year
.
That will mean 2 a game will do it from the last 11 - which requires decent form but not need to win 9 of the 11 which would be a big big ask
.
We will need to beat at least one possibly 2 from Yeovil, Brentford, Doncaster and Sheff to secure auto but 1 win 3 draws is not impossible as we have seen at Bournemouth and Tranmere!
.
Then we will need 4 from MK and Scunny - totalling 10 away points
.
So that is 12, 13 or 15 needed at home - which certainly is possible looking at the fixtures to take us to 82, 83 or 85
LR, thanks for the update regards the availability of Simon and Joe, Hope you're right with your analysis of what's needed to get us over the line.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: OTR - BBC are saying Ferry is fit and that Devera maybe too . Both are vital if you ask me - we were tighter at the back with JD and we all know SF makes us tick . Others will drop points today (Tranmere play Yeovil etc) so a draw will not be a bad result . Take us to 60 with 33 remaining . I think 87 max but more likely 85 for the title and 82/83 for auto will do it this year . That will mean 2 a game will do it from the last 11 - which requires decent form but not need to win 9 of the 11 which would be a big big ask . We will need to beat at least one possibly 2 from Yeovil, Brentford, Doncaster and Sheff to secure auto but 1 win 3 draws is not impossible as we have seen at Bournemouth and Tranmere! . Then we will need 4 from MK and Scunny - totalling 10 away points . So that is 12, 13 or 15 needed at home - which certainly is possible looking at the fixtures to take us to 82, 83 or 85[/p][/quote]LR, thanks for the update regards the availability of Simon and Joe, Hope you're right with your analysis of what's needed to get us over the line. old town robin
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10:00am Sat 2 Mar 13

BillyLucas4me says...

RED-MERLIN says...
8:42am Sat 2 Mar 13

tally38 wrote:
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. LETS ALL HOPE HE IS A LEADER

What do you want him 'to inform teams' about? Our strengths in depths perhaps. COYR
RED-MERLIN says... 8:42am Sat 2 Mar 13 tally38 wrote: 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. LETS ALL HOPE HE IS A LEADER What do you want him 'to inform teams' about? Our strengths in depths perhaps. COYR BillyLucas4me
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10:13am Sat 2 Mar 13

ScottLeitch says...

Lift us today with a win, please.
Lift us today with a win, please. ScottLeitch
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10:13am Sat 2 Mar 13

old town robin says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
Personally I am as bigoted as loads of others on here. I don't like the Scots, they have a jealously of our English nation, its riches, our superior attitude, our queens, our universities, intellect, sporting heritage and above all our outstandingly personable managers, characters in the game of football, talent system, youth development and passionate support for our clubs. However, I am totally behind big Kevin in his new adventure and wish him every success because he has recognised it will be a privilege to take stfc into the Championship.
Ha , Ha, I'll take those anti-Scot thoughts as tongue in cheek, been there a few times and always found the ones that live in their homeland are the best, very aimable and have always thought the worse ones are those that come south of the border, as Jockster and Grim are living proof of what I say.

Joking aside, the days of the Jocks producing another Denis Law, Daglish or Jimmy Baxter are long gone, but I'll give them their due they have done very well in the role of Manager and Ferguson, Stein, Shankly, Paisley are or were very successful and they have some very good modern day managers as well.

I can see our Kev being in the ilk of Bob Paisley, quite but efficient, hope so anyways.
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: Personally I am as bigoted as loads of others on here. I don't like the Scots, they have a jealously of our English nation, its riches, our superior attitude, our queens, our universities, intellect, sporting heritage and above all our outstandingly personable managers, characters in the game of football, talent system, youth development and passionate support for our clubs. However, I am totally behind big Kevin in his new adventure and wish him every success because he has recognised it will be a privilege to take stfc into the Championship.[/p][/quote]Ha , Ha, I'll take those anti-Scot thoughts as tongue in cheek, been there a few times and always found the ones that live in their homeland are the best, very aimable and have always thought the worse ones are those that come south of the border, as Jockster and Grim are living proof of what I say. Joking aside, the days of the Jocks producing another Denis Law, Daglish or Jimmy Baxter are long gone, but I'll give them their due they have done very well in the role of Manager and Ferguson, Stein, Shankly, Paisley are or were very successful and they have some very good modern day managers as well. I can see our Kev being in the ilk of Bob Paisley, quite but efficient, hope so anyways. old town robin
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10:19am Sat 2 Mar 13

old town robin says...

Forgot to say, haggis bashing doesn't include Nosyrudeman as he has been down here for 50 years and has been converted into the ways of the local frsternity.
Forgot to say, haggis bashing doesn't include Nosyrudeman as he has been down here for 50 years and has been converted into the ways of the local frsternity. old town robin
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10:20am Sat 2 Mar 13

Kingseleven says...

Small world. I had breakfast with Phil Spencer's brother in law this morning. Had that long discussion.
Small world. I had breakfast with Phil Spencer's brother in law this morning. Had that long discussion. Kingseleven
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10:32am Sat 2 Mar 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Where is all this talk of 3,000 away fans coming from?....have we sold that many tickets?
...
Wife's birthday today - she didn't seem too happy at my offer of a trip to see Coventry away for her birthday present sadly so stuck back at home.
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Would have been nice to see the new STFC.
Where is all this talk of 3,000 away fans coming from?....have we sold that many tickets? ... Wife's birthday today - she didn't seem too happy at my offer of a trip to see Coventry away for her birthday present sadly so stuck back at home. . Would have been nice to see the new STFC. SAPFanSTFC
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10:53am Sat 2 Mar 13

robin_in_the_snow says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
Personally I am as bigoted as loads of others on here. I don't like the Scots, they have a jealously of our English nation, its riches, our superior attitude, our queens, our universities, intellect, sporting heritage and above all our outstandingly personable managers, characters in the game of football, talent system, youth development and passionate support for our clubs. However, I am totally behind big Kevin in his new adventure and wish him every success because he has recognised it will be a privilege to take stfc into the Championship.
What a ridiculous post. So Sir Alex is full of jealousy is he? Celtic fans aren't passionate supporters of their club? St Andrews and Edinburgh aren't two of the best universities in the world? They didn't invent golf? Andy Murray isn't one of the world's biggest names in sport? The Queen isn't just as much Queen of Scotland as she is Queen of England?

Obviously I could be under-estimating your wit and you may have been intending this to be an ironic post, if so then my most humble of apologies. If not, I'd stick to talking about the football if I were you.
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: Personally I am as bigoted as loads of others on here. I don't like the Scots, they have a jealously of our English nation, its riches, our superior attitude, our queens, our universities, intellect, sporting heritage and above all our outstandingly personable managers, characters in the game of football, talent system, youth development and passionate support for our clubs. However, I am totally behind big Kevin in his new adventure and wish him every success because he has recognised it will be a privilege to take stfc into the Championship.[/p][/quote]What a ridiculous post. So Sir Alex is full of jealousy is he? Celtic fans aren't passionate supporters of their club? St Andrews and Edinburgh aren't two of the best universities in the world? They didn't invent golf? Andy Murray isn't one of the world's biggest names in sport? The Queen isn't just as much Queen of Scotland as she is Queen of England? Obviously I could be under-estimating your wit and you may have been intending this to be an ironic post, if so then my most humble of apologies. If not, I'd stick to talking about the football if I were you. robin_in_the_snow
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11:13am Sat 2 Mar 13

red white says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
Personally I am as bigoted as loads of others on here. I don't like the Scots, they have a jealously of our English nation, its riches, our superior attitude, our queens, our universities, intellect, sporting heritage and above all our outstandingly personable managers, characters in the game of football, talent system, youth development and passionate support for our clubs. However, I am totally behind big Kevin in his new adventure and wish him every success because he has recognised it will be a privilege to take stfc into the Championship.
Correct,you are a bigot.
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: Personally I am as bigoted as loads of others on here. I don't like the Scots, they have a jealously of our English nation, its riches, our superior attitude, our queens, our universities, intellect, sporting heritage and above all our outstandingly personable managers, characters in the game of football, talent system, youth development and passionate support for our clubs. However, I am totally behind big Kevin in his new adventure and wish him every success because he has recognised it will be a privilege to take stfc into the Championship.[/p][/quote]Correct,you are a bigot. red white
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11:18am Sat 2 Mar 13

Oi Den! says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
London Red wrote:
OTR - BBC are saying Ferry is fit and that Devera maybe too . Both are vital if you ask me - we were tighter at the back with JD and we all know SF makes us tick . Others will drop points today (Tranmere play Yeovil etc) so a draw will not be a bad result . Take us to 60 with 33 remaining . I think 87 max but more likely 85 for the title and 82/83 for auto will do it this year . That will mean 2 a game will do it from the last 11 - which requires decent form but not need to win 9 of the 11 which would be a big big ask . We will need to beat at least one possibly 2 from Yeovil, Brentford, Doncaster and Sheff to secure auto but 1 win 3 draws is not impossible as we have seen at Bournemouth and Tranmere! . Then we will need 4 from MK and Scunny - totalling 10 away points . So that is 12, 13 or 15 needed at home - which certainly is possible looking at the fixtures to take us to 82, 83 or 85
London,

We have won 1 point less away than home this season and I can see this continuing despite the fixtures we have.

Maybe we should be looking at 14-15 points away and 10-12 home.

Just a thought.

Wouldn't risk Joe coming straight back, another week and then maybe think about it. Flint/Ward have done well so see no reason to change it.

COYMR
Trouble is, we have no idea what sort of team we're going to have for the rest of the season. On Tuesday night's showing we'd have trouble getting any points at all from now until the last game, and last Saturday was only marginally better. For a few matches before that our form has not been great either. Our earlier good results have put points on the board but they're no indicator of future performances.
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If MacDonald can galvanise the troops, get at least a point today and then make a couple of shrewd acquisitions, we have a chance. The table doesn't lie but it doesn't show the whole truth either. A current form table (say last 6) would give us more idea of the size of the task MacDonald faces. Dreamo, if he gets us promoted I think you should get sculpting in the summer.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: OTR - BBC are saying Ferry is fit and that Devera maybe too . Both are vital if you ask me - we were tighter at the back with JD and we all know SF makes us tick . Others will drop points today (Tranmere play Yeovil etc) so a draw will not be a bad result . Take us to 60 with 33 remaining . I think 87 max but more likely 85 for the title and 82/83 for auto will do it this year . That will mean 2 a game will do it from the last 11 - which requires decent form but not need to win 9 of the 11 which would be a big big ask . We will need to beat at least one possibly 2 from Yeovil, Brentford, Doncaster and Sheff to secure auto but 1 win 3 draws is not impossible as we have seen at Bournemouth and Tranmere! . Then we will need 4 from MK and Scunny - totalling 10 away points . So that is 12, 13 or 15 needed at home - which certainly is possible looking at the fixtures to take us to 82, 83 or 85[/p][/quote]London, We have won 1 point less away than home this season and I can see this continuing despite the fixtures we have. Maybe we should be looking at 14-15 points away and 10-12 home. Just a thought. Wouldn't risk Joe coming straight back, another week and then maybe think about it. Flint/Ward have done well so see no reason to change it. COYMR[/p][/quote]Trouble is, we have no idea what sort of team we're going to have for the rest of the season. On Tuesday night's showing we'd have trouble getting any points at all from now until the last game, and last Saturday was only marginally better. For a few matches before that our form has not been great either. Our earlier good results have put points on the board but they're no indicator of future performances. . If MacDonald can galvanise the troops, get at least a point today and then make a couple of shrewd acquisitions, we have a chance. The table doesn't lie but it doesn't show the whole truth either. A current form table (say last 6) would give us more idea of the size of the task MacDonald faces. Dreamo, if he gets us promoted I think you should get sculpting in the summer. Oi Den!
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11:24am Sat 2 Mar 13

red white says...

old town robin wrote:
ciclosporindorset wrote:
Personally I am as bigoted as loads of others on here. I don't like the Scots, they have a jealously of our English nation, its riches, our superior attitude, our queens, our universities, intellect, sporting heritage and above all our outstandingly personable managers, characters in the game of football, talent system, youth development and passionate support for our clubs. However, I am totally behind big Kevin in his new adventure and wish him every success because he has recognised it will be a privilege to take stfc into the Championship.
Ha , Ha, I'll take those anti-Scot thoughts as tongue in cheek, been there a few times and always found the ones that live in their homeland are the best, very aimable and have always thought the worse ones are those that come south of the border, as Jockster and Grim are living proof of what I say.

Joking aside, the days of the Jocks producing another Denis Law, Daglish or Jimmy Baxter are long gone, but I'll give them their due they have done very well in the role of Manager and Ferguson, Stein, Shankly, Paisley are or were very successful and they have some very good modern day managers as well.

I can see our Kev being in the ilk of Bob Paisley, quite but efficient, hope so anyways.
Paisley wasnae Scots he sounded like a a northerner to me,

All the same tho eh?

Sorry.

Yooouuuu Reds!
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: Personally I am as bigoted as loads of others on here. I don't like the Scots, they have a jealously of our English nation, its riches, our superior attitude, our queens, our universities, intellect, sporting heritage and above all our outstandingly personable managers, characters in the game of football, talent system, youth development and passionate support for our clubs. However, I am totally behind big Kevin in his new adventure and wish him every success because he has recognised it will be a privilege to take stfc into the Championship.[/p][/quote]Ha , Ha, I'll take those anti-Scot thoughts as tongue in cheek, been there a few times and always found the ones that live in their homeland are the best, very aimable and have always thought the worse ones are those that come south of the border, as Jockster and Grim are living proof of what I say. Joking aside, the days of the Jocks producing another Denis Law, Daglish or Jimmy Baxter are long gone, but I'll give them their due they have done very well in the role of Manager and Ferguson, Stein, Shankly, Paisley are or were very successful and they have some very good modern day managers as well. I can see our Kev being in the ilk of Bob Paisley, quite but efficient, hope so anyways.[/p][/quote]Paisley wasnae Scots he sounded like a a northerner to me, All the same tho eh? Sorry. Yooouuuu Reds! red white
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11:37am Sat 2 Mar 13

tj@ramsbury says...

I for one do not welcome him @ all there will never ever be ANYBODY to fill Paolo's shoes. We have lost a truly fantastic manager and shame on the NEW board for not doing more to get Paolo to come back. They had a hidden agenda right from the start and if the truth ever does come out Paolo was pushed from a very great height to leave the club. Paolo will never ever be replaced, a true legend can never be replaced.”
I for one do not welcome him @ all there will never ever be ANYBODY to fill Paolo's shoes. We have lost a truly fantastic manager and shame on the NEW board for not doing more to get Paolo to come back. They had a hidden agenda right from the start and if the truth ever does come out Paolo was pushed from a very great height to leave the club. Paolo will never ever be replaced, a true legend can never be replaced.” tj@ramsbury
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11:44am Sat 2 Mar 13

avo says...

A new era begins at Swindon Town.
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Unfortunately, it brings the same tw@ts posting here, see post above as a classic example of a WUM.
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COYR! You can do it in front of the mighty red army today.
A new era begins at Swindon Town. . Unfortunately, it brings the same tw@ts posting here, see post above as a classic example of a WUM. . COYR! You can do it in front of the mighty red army today. avo
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11:53am Sat 2 Mar 13

Oi Den! says...

tj@ramsbury wrote:
I for one do not welcome him @ all there will never ever be ANYBODY to fill Paolo's shoes. We have lost a truly fantastic manager and shame on the NEW board for not doing more to get Paolo to come back. They had a hidden agenda right from the start and if the truth ever does come out Paolo was pushed from a very great height to leave the club. Paolo will never ever be replaced, a true legend can never be replaced.”
If he hadn't resigned, nobody would have had to fill his shoes, would they? If you know this "truth" that is yet to come out, why not come out and tell it now?
[quote][p][bold]tj@ramsbury[/bold] wrote: I for one do not welcome him @ all there will never ever be ANYBODY to fill Paolo's shoes. We have lost a truly fantastic manager and shame on the NEW board for not doing more to get Paolo to come back. They had a hidden agenda right from the start and if the truth ever does come out Paolo was pushed from a very great height to leave the club. Paolo will never ever be replaced, a true legend can never be replaced.”[/p][/quote]If he hadn't resigned, nobody would have had to fill his shoes, would they? If you know this "truth" that is yet to come out, why not come out and tell it now? Oi Den!
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12:02pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Chish and Fips says...

tj@ramsbury wrote:
I for one do not welcome him @ all there will never ever be ANYBODY to fill Paolo's shoes. We have lost a truly fantastic manager and shame on the NEW board for not doing more to get Paolo to come back. They had a hidden agenda right from the start and if the truth ever does come out Paolo was pushed from a very great height to leave the club. Paolo will never ever be replaced, a true legend can never be replaced.”
Who do you support Swindon Town FC or PDC ...

He has gone, but we still have Swindon Town.....
[quote][p][bold]tj@ramsbury[/bold] wrote: I for one do not welcome him @ all there will never ever be ANYBODY to fill Paolo's shoes. We have lost a truly fantastic manager and shame on the NEW board for not doing more to get Paolo to come back. They had a hidden agenda right from the start and if the truth ever does come out Paolo was pushed from a very great height to leave the club. Paolo will never ever be replaced, a true legend can never be replaced.”[/p][/quote]Who do you support Swindon Town FC or PDC ... He has gone, but we still have Swindon Town..... Chish and Fips
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12:03pm Sat 2 Mar 13

ciclosporindorset says...

No disrespect to the scots, actually it was the English I taking the micky of. Sorry you missed that?
No disrespect to the scots, actually it was the English I taking the micky of. Sorry you missed that? ciclosporindorset
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12:05pm Sat 2 Mar 13

EastleazeRed says...

tj@ramsbury wrote:
I for one do not welcome him @ all there will never ever be ANYBODY to fill Paolo's shoes. We have lost a truly fantastic manager and shame on the NEW board for not doing more to get Paolo to come back. They had a hidden agenda right from the start and if the truth ever does come out Paolo was pushed from a very great height to leave the club. Paolo will never ever be replaced, a true legend can never be replaced.”
Tw@t !
[quote][p][bold]tj@ramsbury[/bold] wrote: I for one do not welcome him @ all there will never ever be ANYBODY to fill Paolo's shoes. We have lost a truly fantastic manager and shame on the NEW board for not doing more to get Paolo to come back. They had a hidden agenda right from the start and if the truth ever does come out Paolo was pushed from a very great height to leave the club. Paolo will never ever be replaced, a true legend can never be replaced.”[/p][/quote]Tw@t ! EastleazeRed
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12:29pm Sat 2 Mar 13

red white says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Where is all this talk of 3,000 away fans coming from?....have we sold that many tickets?
...
Wife's birthday today - she didn't seem too happy at my offer of a trip to see Coventry away for her birthday present sadly so stuck back at home.
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Would have been nice to see the new STFC.
It was on here.

Predictions eh? Who can you trust.

So the wife is a Pisces then....

Let's do star signs!
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Where is all this talk of 3,000 away fans coming from?....have we sold that many tickets? ... Wife's birthday today - she didn't seem too happy at my offer of a trip to see Coventry away for her birthday present sadly so stuck back at home. . Would have been nice to see the new STFC.[/p][/quote]It was on here. Predictions eh? Who can you trust. So the wife is a Pisces then.... Let's do star signs! red white
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12:35pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Bassett Hound says...

tj@ramsbury wrote:
I for one do not welcome him @ all there will never ever be ANYBODY to fill Paolo's shoes. We have lost a truly fantastic manager and shame on the NEW board for not doing more to get Paolo to come back. They had a hidden agenda right from the start and if the truth ever does come out Paolo was pushed from a very great height to leave the club. Paolo will never ever be replaced, a true legend can never be replaced.”
What a stupid post. He was a long way from being a legend. The worst judge of a player of any manager we have had. Cost the club massive amounts of money on contract buy outs. The best players in the last 2 years were all Wilson buys. Ritchie,Caddis,Ferry
,Flint. I'm sure he never watched any player he bought.He probably left that to Phil Spencer. The agents commission taken out of the club has been obscene.
[quote][p][bold]tj@ramsbury[/bold] wrote: I for one do not welcome him @ all there will never ever be ANYBODY to fill Paolo's shoes. We have lost a truly fantastic manager and shame on the NEW board for not doing more to get Paolo to come back. They had a hidden agenda right from the start and if the truth ever does come out Paolo was pushed from a very great height to leave the club. Paolo will never ever be replaced, a true legend can never be replaced.”[/p][/quote]What a stupid post. He was a long way from being a legend. The worst judge of a player of any manager we have had. Cost the club massive amounts of money on contract buy outs. The best players in the last 2 years were all Wilson buys. Ritchie,Caddis,Ferry ,Flint. I'm sure he never watched any player he bought.He probably left that to Phil Spencer. The agents commission taken out of the club has been obscene. Bassett Hound
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12:38pm Sat 2 Mar 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

red white wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Where is all this talk of 3,000 away fans coming from?....have we sold that many tickets?
...
Wife's birthday today - she didn't seem too happy at my offer of a trip to see Coventry away for her birthday present sadly so stuck back at home.
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Would have been nice to see the new STFC.
It was on here.

Predictions eh? Who can you trust.

So the wife is a Pisces then....

Let's do star signs!
:-)
.....
Be great to see 3,000 away fans on the FL Show tonight and a good start for Old MacDonald in his first game - just hope the players remember what it was they were doing right in late Dec / early Jan.....bit surprising though.
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Having Ferry back is a huge plus and really hoping the JD is fit again...still unsure as to why Thompson was starting on the bench again on Tues.... is he carrying a niggling injury or?
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Where is all this talk of 3,000 away fans coming from?....have we sold that many tickets? ... Wife's birthday today - she didn't seem too happy at my offer of a trip to see Coventry away for her birthday present sadly so stuck back at home. . Would have been nice to see the new STFC.[/p][/quote]It was on here. Predictions eh? Who can you trust. So the wife is a Pisces then.... Let's do star signs![/p][/quote]:-) ..... Be great to see 3,000 away fans on the FL Show tonight and a good start for Old MacDonald in his first game - just hope the players remember what it was they were doing right in late Dec / early Jan.....bit surprising though. .. Having Ferry back is a huge plus and really hoping the JD is fit again...still unsure as to why Thompson was starting on the bench again on Tues.... is he carrying a niggling injury or? SAPFanSTFC
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12:44pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Cookie43 says...

tj@ramsbury wrote:
I for one do not welcome him @ all there will never ever be ANYBODY to fill Paolo's shoes. We have lost a truly fantastic manager and shame on the NEW board for not doing more to get Paolo to come back. They had a hidden agenda right from the start and if the truth ever does come out Paolo was pushed from a very great height to leave the club. Paolo will never ever be replaced, a true legend can never be replaced.”
well f.ck off then and do not come back we do not need fans like you.
go support the team where pdc ends up!!
i supported pdc as he was a swindon manager
i will support the new manager as he is a SWINDON TOWN manager i support my club who ever is in charge!!!
on my way to coventry to support my team!!!
[quote][p][bold]tj@ramsbury[/bold] wrote: I for one do not welcome him @ all there will never ever be ANYBODY to fill Paolo's shoes. We have lost a truly fantastic manager and shame on the NEW board for not doing more to get Paolo to come back. They had a hidden agenda right from the start and if the truth ever does come out Paolo was pushed from a very great height to leave the club. Paolo will never ever be replaced, a true legend can never be replaced.”[/p][/quote]well f.ck off then and do not come back we do not need fans like you. go support the team where pdc ends up!! i supported pdc as he was a swindon manager i will support the new manager as he is a SWINDON TOWN manager i support my club who ever is in charge!!! on my way to coventry to support my team!!! Cookie43
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12:58pm Sat 2 Mar 13

super reds says...

Had to chuckle at the comment 'the main aim is to win each game that comes along & hopefully that will give us enough points to get into the championship next season', well I can safely say yes it will as we will have another 36 points & will have beaten Doncaster & Sheffield Utd & it will mean neither can catch us so gauranteed top 2...lol.. I know what he means though
Had to chuckle at the comment 'the main aim is to win each game that comes along & hopefully that will give us enough points to get into the championship next season', well I can safely say yes it will as we will have another 36 points & will have beaten Doncaster & Sheffield Utd & it will mean neither can catch us so gauranteed top 2...lol.. I know what he means though super reds
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1:09pm Sat 2 Mar 13

bertred63 says...

Come on guys enough is enough! Squabbling amongst each other is not good as we all want the same thing, Swindon Town top of league one. Get behind the new regime forget the old and enjoy the rollercoaster ride that is STFC.
Could be worse we could support Oxford or Bristol Sh*ty so all is good!!!!!
PAOLO WHO????????

Trust me all will come good and we will all look forward to 2013/14 season in the championship.
Come on guys enough is enough! Squabbling amongst each other is not good as we all want the same thing, Swindon Town top of league one. Get behind the new regime forget the old and enjoy the rollercoaster ride that is STFC. Could be worse we could support Oxford or Bristol Sh*ty so all is good!!!!! PAOLO WHO???????? Trust me all will come good and we will all look forward to 2013/14 season in the championship. bertred63
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1:11pm Sat 2 Mar 13

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

tj@ramsbury wrote:
I for one do not welcome him @ all there will never ever be ANYBODY to fill Paolo's shoes. We have lost a truly fantastic manager and shame on the NEW board for not doing more to get Paolo to come back. They had a hidden agenda right from the start and if the truth ever does come out Paolo was pushed from a very great height to leave the club. Paolo will never ever be replaced, a true legend can never be replaced.”
Paolo walked because there was no money to waist AGAIN...

Paolo quit because he had a tantrum and could not SPEND any more money....

GET OVER IT HE HAS GONE..

And if pdc is that good how comes no other club have snapped him up in the last 2 month of the managers merry go round of....
[quote][p][bold]tj@ramsbury[/bold] wrote: I for one do not welcome him @ all there will never ever be ANYBODY to fill Paolo's shoes. We have lost a truly fantastic manager and shame on the NEW board for not doing more to get Paolo to come back. They had a hidden agenda right from the start and if the truth ever does come out Paolo was pushed from a very great height to leave the club. Paolo will never ever be replaced, a true legend can never be replaced.”[/p][/quote]Paolo walked because there was no money to waist AGAIN... Paolo quit because he had a tantrum and could not SPEND any more money.... GET OVER IT HE HAS GONE.. And if pdc is that good how comes no other club have snapped him up in the last 2 month of the managers merry go round of.... DarrenSTFCRomain
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1:23pm Sat 2 Mar 13

red white says...

tj@ramsbury wrote:
I for one do not welcome him @ all there will never ever be ANYBODY to fill Paolo's shoes. We have lost a truly fantastic manager and shame on the NEW board for not doing more to get Paolo to come back. They had a hidden agenda right from the start and if the truth ever does come out Paolo was pushed from a very great height to leave the club. Paolo will never ever be replaced, a true legend can never be replaced.”
We know all that and have discussed it and guess what?

We are getting over it !
[quote][p][bold]tj@ramsbury[/bold] wrote: I for one do not welcome him @ all there will never ever be ANYBODY to fill Paolo's shoes. We have lost a truly fantastic manager and shame on the NEW board for not doing more to get Paolo to come back. They had a hidden agenda right from the start and if the truth ever does come out Paolo was pushed from a very great height to leave the club. Paolo will never ever be replaced, a true legend can never be replaced.”[/p][/quote]We know all that and have discussed it and guess what? We are getting over it ! red white
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1:44pm Sat 2 Mar 13

stutest says...

Sorry Paolo is no more but life goes on.

I am quietely impressed with Mac so far.He has done everything you would expect of him, I hope he can do a good job, time will tell. in the mean time he gets my full support.

I think today will be tough but we can get something from the game.
I wouldn't read too much into recent form. It has been pretty traumatic at Swindon recently, hopefully that pressure will be gone now and everyone can concentrate on football and we re-find our previous form.

I would play :
Fodders

Thompson
Devera (if LR is correct)
Ward
Macca

RDV
Ferry (again if LR is right)
Miller
Roberts

Williams
Collins

Predictable maybe but options are limited at the moment.
Sorry Paolo is no more but life goes on. I am quietely impressed with Mac so far.He has done everything you would expect of him, I hope he can do a good job, time will tell. in the mean time he gets my full support. I think today will be tough but we can get something from the game. I wouldn't read too much into recent form. It has been pretty traumatic at Swindon recently, hopefully that pressure will be gone now and everyone can concentrate on football and we re-find our previous form. I would play : Fodders Thompson Devera (if LR is correct) Ward Macca RDV Ferry (again if LR is right) Miller Roberts Williams Collins Predictable maybe but options are limited at the moment. stutest
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4:20pm Sat 2 Mar 13

ciclosporindorset says...

Pity that km did not have this lot to choose from today.!

Lanzanno x
Cibocchi x
Caddis
Commazzi x
Clarke
Benson
Esejas x
Risser
Atiku x
Cox
Connell x
Smith x
Magera x
Kerrouche x

They would still be on the payroll!!! Expensive candy. Come on you Reds.
Pity that km did not have this lot to choose from today.! Lanzanno x Cibocchi x Caddis Commazzi x Clarke Benson Esejas x Risser Atiku x Cox Connell x Smith x Magera x Kerrouche x They would still be on the payroll!!! Expensive candy. Come on you Reds. ciclosporindorset
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9:20pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Andy Evo says...

A manager has all week to prepare his team and work with them. Therefore I always find it funny that fans want to see a manager screaming and shouting from the bench, this so called passion makes them a good manager...........if they are having to scream and shout a lot does this not mean that perhaps they haven't prepared them right in the first place?
A manager has all week to prepare his team and work with them. Therefore I always find it funny that fans want to see a manager screaming and shouting from the bench, this so called passion makes them a good manager...........if they are having to scream and shout a lot does this not mean that perhaps they haven't prepared them right in the first place? Andy Evo
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10:46pm Sat 2 Mar 13

the wizard says...

Andy Evo wrote:
A manager has all week to prepare his team and work with them. Therefore I always find it funny that fans want to see a manager screaming and shouting from the bench, this so called passion makes them a good manager...........if they are having to scream and shout a lot does this not mean that perhaps they haven't prepared them right in the first place?
Quite agree, despite his few good points there were chinques in his armour.
The subs mostly followed a set pattern and Raffa always being the sacrificial lamb. No matter how bad Macca was playing rarely did he get taken off, no plan B. He never took the blame for anything that went wrong. SuperMac seems a complete opposite, just how refreshing is that. Cool calm words at half time, guidance and help, no fear, no temper, no kicking doors, just help and working things out with players, respect, just priceless.
[quote][p][bold]Andy Evo[/bold] wrote: A manager has all week to prepare his team and work with them. Therefore I always find it funny that fans want to see a manager screaming and shouting from the bench, this so called passion makes them a good manager...........if they are having to scream and shout a lot does this not mean that perhaps they haven't prepared them right in the first place?[/p][/quote]Quite agree, despite his few good points there were chinques in his armour. The subs mostly followed a set pattern and Raffa always being the sacrificial lamb. No matter how bad Macca was playing rarely did he get taken off, no plan B. He never took the blame for anything that went wrong. SuperMac seems a complete opposite, just how refreshing is that. Cool calm words at half time, guidance and help, no fear, no temper, no kicking doors, just help and working things out with players, respect, just priceless. the wizard
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11:38pm Sat 2 Mar 13

BillyLucas4me says...

Where is the queue of Clubs for Pdc to take over their affairs then. I think he cooked his goose and I am amazed that he is still the subject of posts to this STFC support group.

Oops- now I'm at it!!
Where is the queue of Clubs for Pdc to take over their affairs then. I think he cooked his goose and I am amazed that he is still the subject of posts to this STFC support group. Oops- now I'm at it!! BillyLucas4me
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2:58am Sun 3 Mar 13

SpeakUp says...

Based on the gate figures, a very, very small percentage of the people in Swindon actually care one way or t'other. Let's move on.
Based on the gate figures, a very, very small percentage of the people in Swindon actually care one way or t'other. Let's move on. SpeakUp
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