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  1. I hope you have all returned home safely and feel disappointed for you. As Danny has said it may not be an easy return. You were so reliant on Macclesfield result that we did not actually relegate you … no consolation I know. I wish you had worn black and white kit so we could have watched the real Magpies.
  2. Luke Woolfenden is our own goal specialist at present but he should not be playing because he is a loan player who will not be here next season. If you stay up I will be tempted to go to Meadow Lane next year.
  3. Our no. 31 Matt Taylor is retiring after tomorrow's match. Could I ask Notts. fans to give him a cheer if he comes on as a sub. (or off if he starts). You have so many going that it would be a magical experience. I sincerely hope that tomorrow's result does not relegate you and, reading local press forum, am certain that very many of us feel the same way. May you all have a very safe journey and remember we are inconsistent apart from playing badly at home. Very best wishes, Mickey
  4. We have!! This will be biggest away support this season and largest gate is expected. Quite probable though that home support will dip as a result of yet another dire season. Will not be surprised if it seems like a home match for you.
  5. It seems you have sold 2000 tickets and a further 450 available. Many will be at uncovered end of ground but weather forecast is for a dry day. Our biggest gate of season is expected but it is possible that many home supporters just will not bother. Last home match saw half time exodus including a few sitting in front of us who miss few matches and never leave until the final whistle. This is the result of 3 years of home mediocrity. I will let you know if anything happens this end to increase my optimism. Good luck and best wishes.
  6. On your first point I really do not know how we will line up on Saturday since our manager thinks the bulk of squad are already on holiday and cannot play to plan in any case. I do not think he will deliberately choose a "weakened" squad but has intimated that the bench will be populated by youth players. That said the youth team have a fixture on Saturday morning and a win would see them win their league … so who knows. I would prefer a Swindon win because we would at least finish the season on a high(?) but would be pleased if you win and survive There is nothing but pride for us to play for. Worst case scenario is you hammer us, which is more likely than you may think, but the Macc. Lads get the point needed to stay up. I wish you all a safe trip on Saturday and enjoy the match. I hope that your team plays well so that you know that they did their best on the day.
  7. I will be there because I have a season ticket. It seems that you will be bringing very large support and herein lies your problem. We are useless at home but half decent away. Given Swindon supporters have had enough and really could not care less it may well feel like an away match. You could easily win by 4 (not enough I know) especially if you hit us on the break. All out attack by Notts. will allow us to play counter attacking football which we generally do well away from home. Trouble is, I guess, that this is all irrelevant if the Macc. Lads do not lose. This is our lowest final league position in more than 30 years. Cannot wait for season to end. Best wishes to all.
  8. We are imploding big time. Check thisisstfc website. Manager aiming to have 4 youth team players on bench and thinks majority of squad could not care less. Beating us is not your problem.
  9. Our home form is so useless that a Notts win on final day cannot be ruled out.
  10. I wish you well and hope that you do not need three points at County Ground on last day of season. Having said that we have had three years of abject misery at home. At one point late last season were simultaneously top of away league and bottom of home.
  11. Yes his goals and poachers instinct will be missed. Jon Obika is good but will never be fit for a full season. Wise and Poyet, Hoddle and Ardiles: now we have "the best coach in England" on a five year contract.
  12. Best wishes to all PON members. I just want to wish you well for the coming season. It seems, from my perspective, that you are shaping up well and can look forward to a promising year. There is always the dream that this could be a record breaking season for our team but for most of us these hopes will be dashed on Saturday evening. Things at Swindon Town do not look good. Our squad is depleted, first choice centre back out injured for weeks, sole experienced striker rested due to fatigue during friendlies and no sign of additions on the horizon. We are a shadow of the side that doubled you two years back. Good luck on Saturday.
  13. I thought Wales voted to leave EU so maybe leave the bridges open.
  14. It must be remembered that we never fully joined the EU: opt out of this and that and reject the Euro. Politicians never listen to the electorate and are evasive whenever possible. Referendum question did not enable fence sitting unless you abstained or spoilt your paper. Governments should govern and I was taught many years ago that ruling by referendum was weak and fraught with danger.
  15. Yeovil is almost local to Trowbridge and was my last away match.
  16. So you want (at least) next season in League 2??
  17. We did sign him and he developed into an excellent player. Our Italian manager was being allowed to spend excessively until the then Chairman said no more and decided to quit. Matt Ritchie was sold (donated?) to Bournemouth for a fee well below his value but apparently paid in full to enable running costs to be met. Cue manager's flamboyant resignation, fire sale of club and general turmoil. Not quite your scenario but similar outcome.
  18. I saw Nigel Clough celebrating with his chairman and it reminded me of their final Conference seasons which I watched on Setanta. Their promotion to Football League was based on Nigel's work and I think it fitting that he was able to finish off this season and lead them to the Championship.
  19. This has been a horrible season for Swindon Town but not, it seems, as bad as yours. We too had three managers but at least the third is still in post and we finished on a four match unbeaten run. I am not surprised at Mark Cooper's decision. Reading between all the lines it seems that he had little control over player recruitment here which was largely the domain of our Chairman who is an ex professional footballer. From what you have said at Notts he would have been out of the frying pan and into the (hell)fire. I wish you all well for the future and will keep watching PON to check on your progress. Best wishes to all. Mickeyr
  20. The problem when considering Mark Cooper's performance at Swindon is that it appeared that he had limited say on acquisitions and Luke Williams was first team coach.
  21. We have both Jeremy Balmy and Trissa Traore on our books just now. The are both returning from disciplinary action for taking laughing gas and uploading their hilarity on social media. Balmy seems pure junk and Traore flatters to deceive. Both combined have less skill than Nile Ranger but I guess they have just been stupid. If they were signed on Mark Cooper's recommendation then perhaps you should harbour some doubt. Hope you do well in the next couple of games and am pleased we will not meet you in the league next year.
  22. There are two Nile Rangers. If you check on "good old google" you will discover the "gangsta" and would not want to touch him with a greasy chip. It is this side of his life that he says he is addressing. Will he/ can he succeed? But ... what of Nile Ranger on the pitch? He played for us for the best part of a season. He was not a prolific scorer but he galvanised the team. He was never booked, never argued with officials, never retaliated after yet another bad tackle from a lesser player. He appeared, on the pitch, to be a model professional. In fact after one off the field event the players rallied round him so that club would not release him. Mark has worked with him and if convinced that Nile can change his unpalatable off field persona then trust his judgement. You would have a Championship quality player in your squad.
  23. I never listen to news broadcasts or read newspapers so my son considers that I would be better suited to living in medieval times. My given name is Michael but my London family called me Mickey. Fairly mundane really. (Looking forward to a thrashing by the mighty Oldham tonight).

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