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  1. Their CEO is better looking than ours though...😉
  2. Someone may have already suggested this.... Any of us season ticket holders who fancy a protest could always propel onto the pitch the ‘high quality’ scarf that we received when we purchase this season’s card. Furthermore this action could be coordinated to happen in the 31st minute of the game ...
  3. I had exactly this thought too 🤔 I believe that having seen Taylor in training, Scholes would rightly conclude that the left back’s best days are well and truly behind him. Maybe AL forgot to mention the contract clause if/when he asked PS not to pick the ‘past his best’ defender? It’s good this guesswork game 😀
  4. I don't think that Maouche should be singled out as having a stinker. He was at fault for the second Swindon goal its true, but up to that point he was on a par with the rest of our ineffective forwards. Thereafter his head dropped and was rightly subbed. Agree with your point that Baxter and Sylla made a huge difference. O'Grady simply failed to hold the ball up and that meant that the ball kept coming back at us. It was a strange performance by the team, similar to the second half at Colchester. Having said that, we looked by far the better side for the last quarter and Lang could have won it for us. Baxter and Sylla to start at Cheltenham.
  5. Wow 😮 - you actually know that this was the case? Come on then, name names...
  6. Wouldn’t you agree though that if he’d only quit in the right way he may not have been judged so harshly by some for it?
  7. Er... because he can show he is the better man perhaps?
  8. The point would be that at least he would have tried to convince AL to leave team selection to the manager as was promised. How he resigned is relevant in that Scholes lost the respect of many, myself included, in the way he did quit. I suppose my my stance is that by not engaging with Lemsagan in a professional manner Scholes lost the opportunity to leave with dignity and his reputation intact. Highly relevant I think.
  9. It probably wouldn’t have panned out quite like that obvs 🤔 but the point still stands that, from what we are hearing, the interference was on one occasion. Why did Scholes not meet with Lemsagam and spell it out rather than resigning by WhatsApp? Quite simply, for me, Scholes realised that he ‘couldn’t make a difference’ and decided to get out.
  10. Aha! Just to clarify, I think that AL has made an error of judgement in simply ignoring the letter. I wonder if we will belatedly hear from him now that Scholes has had his say?
  11. The mcfluff post captures it for me. If it was only the once that AL allegedly said ‘Don’t pick him’ then why didn’t PS tell AL to back off? Watching the video only serves to confirm that Scholes realises his mistake in accepting the job,wasn’t prepared to fight and just wanted out.
  12. ‘Once I get told “Don’t play him” it’s time to go’ And later ‘ To be fair that only happened once’ 😮 Ffs....
  13. I don’t actually understand this post Dave 👀 What are you saying is irrelevant? My opinion that AL’s non response was misjudged?
  14. Disappointing but not surprising outcome. Misjudged in my opinion.
  15. Posted 4 hours ago... I make that 3:30 am. 🕞 ‘Good night’ shuck?
  16. I remember going up for that game - two days before we had Norwich away. The article below captures the occasion well. And Joe’s quote sums it up succinctly ☹️ https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football-samways-perfect-way-to-rescue-spurs-oldham-subside-on-their-own-beach-of-a-pitch-as-ardiles-1433916.html For Royle, the torment goes on, at least until tomorrow evening. 'If we go down, we deserve to go down,' the Oldham manager sighed, 'Having said that, we haven't had a single break since that Hughes goal. Now we need a spectacular win - and a few other spectacular results too.'
  17. I personally know two Swindon fans who are coming up for the game solely to support Richie on his return to his former managerial club. There must be others 😉 I might have made that up....
  18. Swindon took 319 to Bury recently. So expect maybe 350 as they are on a reasonable run and add in the Wellens factor. i would expect a few more home fans but the boycott will still have an impact.
  19. And respective league position doesn’t always dictate the result of the game* (*) see Norwich v Reading April 10 2019 🙄
  20. Nah - meeting some friends at 8:30 in the local and I don't want to be late as they're paying 😉
  21. Given that I have a 200 mile trip back down the motorway I think I’ll skip the ‘sit in protest’ but...given that tomorrow is the final day set by the Trust for receiving a response from Abdallah to the recent letter, I’m waiting for that deadline to pass before I decide whether to put my protest into action...
  22. I was there standing on the open terrace, half of which had been sold off to build a Superstore. Latics fans were crammed in and I remember spending most of the game standing in the walkway with my view partially obscured by a floodlight stanchion. We were under a lot of pressure as I recall but The Bear came good. A great Away Day. https://images.app.goo.gl/a91FLmMFMfK8XbXq9
  23. Dead rubber? What does that even mean?
  24. mikejh45 put forward an opinion that Pete Wild has played a big part in Iversen’s improvement in coming off his line recently. It was by way of a follow up to my post attributing the improvement in part to the goalkeeping coach. Exactly what part Wild (or indeed the gk coach) have played in this perceived improvement is open to debate. This is a discussion forum after all. I believe the change in Iversen started a while back and has continued under Wild. However, in general I see an improvement in the overall commitment of the team since Wild took up the reins again. The players certainly look more confident in their approach and the back four has benefited from the addition of Iacovitti. Whether he is naturally a left back I’m not sure but he is a talker on the pitch and has brought a solidity to the left side of the defence.
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