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MATCHDAY LIVE: Swindon Town v Stevenage

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    REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN
  • Town win 3-1 on penalties
  • FT: Swindon Town 1 ( Ajose 23) Stevenage 1 (Zoko 79)
  • Zoko equalises with a near post header
  • Ajose diverts Harley's driven ball into the net to make it 1-0
  • Winner to face Newport or Peterborough in area final
  • Byrne suspended, no new injury concerns for Robins
  • Belford starts in goal, Barthram at right-back

Comments


evergreenmkred 4:31pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Have our opponents for tonight changed. I thought we were playing Stevenage

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umpcah 4:39pm Tue 10 Dec 13

evergreenmkred wrote…


Have our opponents for tonight changed. I thought we were playing Stevenage

It`s all the luck of the draw !

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Dave Hillier 4:41pm Tue 10 Dec 13

The title says swindon v crewe????

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the wizard 5:42pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Dave Hillier wrote…


The title says swindon v crewe????

Perhaps we are, in a different dimmension !!! LOL

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umpcah 6:21pm Tue 10 Dec 13

the wizard wrote…


Dave Hillier wrote…


The title says swindon v crewe????
Perhaps we are, in a different dimmension !!! LOL

As long as it`s not Oxford !

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grove red 6:43pm Tue 10 Dec 13

im stuck at work come on town lets get to the southern final i take it the next 2 games are live on sky??

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STFCman&boy1973 6:55pm Tue 10 Dec 13

We really need to win tonight, we need the extra money to keep the squad together, imho

C-mon God, any win will do!

COYMRs

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grove red 7:02pm Tue 10 Dec 13

STFCman&boy1973 wrote…


We really need to win tonight, we need the extra money to keep the squad together, imho

C-mon God, any win will do!

COYMRs

Was thinking the same and with touch wood the final at wembley would help the club keep hold of a player or two.

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umpcah 7:10pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Oh come let us adore them !

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the wizard 7:19pm Tue 10 Dec 13

If we are serious about progressing why are we starting Belford and Barthram. Are Fodders and NT injured ?

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port de soller 7:20pm Tue 10 Dec 13

no Ranger is he being rested or is his time up at the CG????????????
Will be a tough game however one the Town can win

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The Jockster 7:52pm Tue 10 Dec 13

port de soller wrote…


no Ranger is he being rested or is his time up at the CG????????????
Will be a tough game however one the Town can win

Stuie boy from what I reckon we won't see the Lone Ranger in a town shirt again. Just a gut feeling you might say!

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Dynamic Des 7:57pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Is anyone else having problems with stfc player tonight, keeps cutting out?

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Oxon-Red 7:57pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Great Refs, we always get great Refs, we always great Refs :-)

COYMR

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dazzastfc 8:11pm Tue 10 Dec 13

GET IN THERE ALJOSE

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dazzastfc 8:12pm Tue 10 Dec 13

dazzastfc wrote…


GET IN THERE ALJOSE

GET IN THERE ALJOSE sorry Ajose DA

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old town robin 8:17pm Tue 10 Dec 13

the wizard wrote…


If we are serious about progressing why are we starting Belford and Barthram. Are Fodders and NT injured ?

Wizard, I understand you aren't able to get to too many games through your ill health, but if you had been in attendance and seen them play, you would know both these two players are decent and will be important in our future should Wes and Nat depart in the new year

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F40Sirius 8:35pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Clearly, your comment "could easily be four or five by the end of the night..." means we won't score again!!

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Roger_Smart 8:45pm Tue 10 Dec 13

I'm uncomfortable about how comfortable this is

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Rebel_phish 8:51pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Nicky Ajose has been running around like a wippet let off his leash.

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Oi Den! 8:52pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Blimey Sam/Andy! I've heard of journalistic licence but making up words is taking it a bit far - "efficiando"?

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Oxon-Red 9:02pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Oi Den! wrote…


Blimey Sam/Andy! I've heard of journalistic licence but making up words is taking it a bit far - "efficiando"?

Spellchecker not working or is it another of Paolo's signings :-)

COYMR

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old town robin 9:03pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Sam, I really hope the players don't think it's a stroll in the park to seal the win as you seem to think it is, with only one goal in it, anything can happen to change the game, bad ref decision, injury, man sent off add a little bad luck and we would be up against it.

Seen it happen too often with commentators on the TV that speak too soon, better to have a little bit of humility than think it's all over, before that final whistle. Hope you're right of course but going on your predictions for charity you don't exactly have a good record do you. Lol.

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old town robin 9:19pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Interesting subs decision, timing around 65 minutes is good, I expected Gladwin to get his chance, if tactical, Yaser coming on, suggest we want to shut up shop, although with only El Gabas as our only available striker on the bench options are limited, but would not be surprised to see him introduced before the end.

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dazzastfc 9:28pm Tue 10 Dec 13

NOT GOOD

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Roger_Smart 9:30pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Ajose to hit the winner on 94 minute mark

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old town robin 9:31pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Well, 1-1 not sure if this remains all square does this goes to extra time or straight to penalties.

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Oxon-Red 9:31pm Tue 10 Dec 13

old town robin wrote…


Well, 1-1 not sure if this remains all square does this goes to extra time or straight to penalties.

Straight to pens if a draw.

COYMR

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old town robin 9:35pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Why would we take Dany off with penalties to possibly decide the game?

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dazzastfc 9:43pm Tue 10 Dec 13

When was the last time we won on pens?.....
I BLAME SAM AND ANDY AS THEY SAID WE SHOULD SCORE 4 -5

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dazzastfc 9:45pm Tue 10 Dec 13

old town robin wrote…


Why would we take Dany off with penalties to possibly decide the game?

BECAUSE cooper is CLUELESS....

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red white 9:49pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Yes!!!!!!!!!!

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Roger_Smart 9:50pm Tue 10 Dec 13

No doubting Belford now ....well played Sir!

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The Gladiator 9:50pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Well done boys! Great penalties !

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old town robin 9:50pm Tue 10 Dec 13

dazzastfc wrote…


When was the last time we won on pens?.....
I BLAME SAM AND ANDY AS THEY SAID WE SHOULD SCORE 4 -5

Well Daz they got away with it, hopefully we will score 4 or 5 against the posh, Doh!

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dazzastfc 9:51pm Tue 10 Dec 13

dazzastfc wrote…


old town robin wrote…


Why would we take Dany off with penalties to possibly decide the game?
BECAUSE cooper is CLUELESS....

That was a joke by the way...........

WELL DONE BELFORD

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The Gladiator 9:52pm Tue 10 Dec 13

dazzastfc wrote…


old town robin wrote…


Why would we take Dany off with penalties to possibly decide the game?
BECAUSE cooper is CLUELESS....

What's it like to eat humble pie?

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dazzastfc 9:53pm Tue 10 Dec 13

.HA HA...I BET THERE WILL BE MORE THAN 4000 FOR THE AREA FINAL ..

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The Gladiator 9:55pm Tue 10 Dec 13

The Gladiator wrote…


Well done boys! Great penalties !

Not forgetting Belford well done son!

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Roger_Smart 9:56pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Town to play Chesterfield @ Wembley in the rematch

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Oxon-Red 9:57pm Tue 10 Dec 13

dazzastfc wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


old town robin wrote…


Why would we take Dany off with penalties to possibly decide the game?
BECAUSE cooper is CLUELESS....
That was a joke by the way...........

WELL DONE BELFORD

Dazza,

To answer your question I think the last time we won on penalties may have been in this competition against Exeter away by the same score .

Well done chaps could we get get revenge for the 2012 final ?

COYMR

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the wizard 9:57pm Tue 10 Dec 13

If we are serious about progressing why are we starting Belford and Barthram. Are Fodders and NT injured ?

No, but there has to be a breeding ground for players who've shown they're good enough to step up, surely?

Yes, I would agree in principle with that, but would add, bringing them on for 15 minutes at the tail end of a game and building that up to playing a half and then introducing them at the start, rather than chucking them in at the deep end in a cup game where anything goes. That is if we are serious about progrestion as opposed to seeing how they fair and identifying there weak spots for improvement ahead of the January window, when possible sales of others may see them thrust into the lime light. I'm only comparing methods, not faulting the one applied this evening, where it seems both have done ok ish.

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joey butler 9:58pm Tue 10 Dec 13

This is very clear yet again.

We should sell Fods for the best bid above £500K and pay off Palace.

Then put Belford in goal.

The money left over will buy Ajose!

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Oxon-Red 9:58pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Roger_Smart wrote…


Town to play Chesterfield @ Wembley in the rematch

Great minds :-)

COYMR

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mancrobin 10:01pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Roger_Smart wrote…


Town to play Chesterfield @ Wembley in the rematch

Would be ironic, especially if the Town also make the L1 Play-offs because that would make Cooper the most successful Town manager for some considerable time.

Not bad for a clueless manager scraping by on a pittance. :)

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dazzastfc 10:04pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Oxon-Red wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


old town robin wrote…


Why would we take Dany off with penalties to possibly decide the game?
BECAUSE cooper is CLUELESS....
That was a joke by the way...........

WELL DONE BELFORD
Dazza,

To answer your question I think the last time we won on penalties may have been in this competition against Exeter away by the same score .

Well done chaps could we get get revenge for the 2012 final ?

COYMR

Thanks for that oxon....
Next question then oxon when was the last time are keeper saved 2 pens....AND DONT SAY TONIGHT...LOL



ONCE AGAIN FAIR PLAY TO BELFORD...

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dazzastfc 10:08pm Tue 10 Dec 13

joey butler wrote…


This is very clear yet again.

We should sell Fods for the best bid above £500K and pay off Palace.

Then put Belford in goal.

The money left over will buy Ajose!

How much is still outstanding for Fods...I thought we paid for him already ???

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old town robin 10:11pm Tue 10 Dec 13

The Gladiator wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


old town robin wrote…


Why would we take Dany off with penalties to possibly decide the game?
BECAUSE cooper is CLUELESS....
What's it like to eat humble pie?

Maybe you need to ask that question to Sam who thought it was all over at half time.

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Scouse Red 10:12pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Oxon-Red wrote…


Roger_Smart wrote…


Town to play Chesterfield @ Wembley in the rematch
Great minds :-)

COYMR

got to get past Peterborough first and whilst Stevenage weren't very good i didn't think we were much better.

Belford's shot stopping is very good, great presence but very hesitant in his distribution i thought which allowed their players to get back into position. I must say when Luongo and Mason went off i thought "oh dear' (how big were Gladwin's shorts by the way?!?) but well played lads, a well dug out result.
Away leg first please?

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joey butler 10:14pm Tue 10 Dec 13

dazzastfc wrote…


joey butler wrote…


This is very clear yet again.

We should sell Fods for the best bid above £500K and pay off Palace.

Then put Belford in goal.

The money left over will buy Ajose!
How much is still outstanding for Fods...I thought we paid for him already ???

Dazz, I think Palace have a big share of any profit we make on selling Fods.

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Oxon-Red 10:14pm Tue 10 Dec 13

the wizard wrote…


If we are serious about progressing why are we starting Belford and Barthram. Are Fodders and NT injured ?

No, but there has to be a breeding ground for players who've shown they're good enough to step up, surely?

Yes, I would agree in principle with that, but would add, bringing them on for 15 minutes at the tail end of a game and building that up to playing a half and then introducing them at the start, rather than chucking them in at the deep end in a cup game where anything goes. That is if we are serious about progrestion as opposed to seeing how they fair and identifying there weak spots for improvement ahead of the January window, when possible sales of others may see them thrust into the lime light. I'm only comparing methods, not faulting the one applied this evening, where it seems both have done ok ish.

Wiz,

Agree in principle but also happy to see Belford have his chance and hope now that he plays in both area finals matches as he has seemly won it for us tonight. Nathan has been injured and with league, IMO, being more important Barthram deserves his chance.

This result tonight does offer a decent pay day which is not to be sneezed at. Belford in goal IMO but the rest will depend on who is here, hopefully Ajose as it seems to be his comp, will he be able to play though unless signed permanently.

COYMR

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Davidsyrett 10:15pm Tue 10 Dec 13

dazzastfc wrote…


.HA HA...I BET THERE WILL BE MORE THAN 4000 FOR THE AREA FINAL ..

If people like yourself went perhaps there would be more than 4000!

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Oxon-Red 10:20pm Tue 10 Dec 13

dazzastfc wrote…


Oxon-Red wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


old town robin wrote…


Why would we take Dany off with penalties to possibly decide the game?
BECAUSE cooper is CLUELESS....
That was a joke by the way...........

WELL DONE BELFORD
Dazza,

To answer your question I think the last time we won on penalties may have been in this competition against Exeter away by the same score .

Well done chaps could we get get revenge for the 2012 final ?

COYMR
Thanks for that oxon....
Next question then oxon when was the last time are keeper saved 2 pens....AND DONT SAY TONIGHT...LOL



ONCE AGAIN FAIR PLAY TO BELFORD...

Dazza,

Same night i think, Phil Smith.

COYMR

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dazzastfc 10:25pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Oxon-Red wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


Oxon-Red wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


old town robin wrote…


Why would we take Dany off with penalties to possibly decide the game?
BECAUSE cooper is CLUELESS....
That was a joke by the way...........

WELL DONE BELFORD
Dazza,

To answer your question I think the last time we won on penalties may have been in this competition against Exeter away by the same score .

Well done chaps could we get get revenge for the 2012 final ?

COYMR
Thanks for that oxon....
Next question then oxon when was the last time are keeper saved 2 pens....AND DONT SAY TONIGHT...LOL



ONCE AGAIN FAIR PLAY TO BELFORD...
Dazza,

Same night i think, Phil Smith.

COYMR

FAIRPLAY TO YOU OX...

HA HA DID YOU GET THAT OFF THE NET

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dazzastfc 10:27pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Davidsyrett wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


.HA HA...I BET THERE WILL BE MORE THAN 4000 FOR THE AREA FINAL ..
If people like yourself went perhaps there would be more than 4000!

THATS TOLD ME....sorry for being skint

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Oxon-Red 10:34pm Tue 10 Dec 13

dazzastfc wrote…


Oxon-Red wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


Oxon-Red wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


old town robin wrote…


Why would we take Dany off with penalties to possibly decide the game?
BECAUSE cooper is CLUELESS....
That was a joke by the way...........

WELL DONE BELFORD
Dazza,

To answer your question I think the last time we won on penalties may have been in this competition against Exeter away by the same score .

Well done chaps could we get get revenge for the 2012 final ?

COYMR
Thanks for that oxon....
Next question then oxon when was the last time are keeper saved 2 pens....AND DONT SAY TONIGHT...LOL



ONCE AGAIN FAIR PLAY TO BELFORD...
Dazza,

Same night i think, Phil Smith.

COYMR
FAIRPLAY TO YOU OX...

HA HA DID YOU GET THAT OFF THE NET

Dazza,

Not off the net I just remember getting marks in the prediction league back then for the penalties result (3-1 as tonight) bit sad and perhaps Steve from Brentford is right, perhaps I should get out more :-)

COYMR

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the wizard 10:47pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Oxon-Red wrote…


the wizard wrote…


If we are serious about progressing why are we starting Belford and Barthram. Are Fodders and NT injured ?

No, but there has to be a breeding ground for players who've shown they're good enough to step up, surely?

Yes, I would agree in principle with that, but would add, bringing them on for 15 minutes at the tail end of a game and building that up to playing a half and then introducing them at the start, rather than chucking them in at the deep end in a cup game where anything goes. That is if we are serious about progrestion as opposed to seeing how they fair and identifying there weak spots for improvement ahead of the January window, when possible sales of others may see them thrust into the lime light. I'm only comparing methods, not faulting the one applied this evening, where it seems both have done ok ish.
Wiz,

Agree in principle but also happy to see Belford have his chance and hope now that he plays in both area finals matches as he has seemly won it for us tonight. Nathan has been injured and with league, IMO, being more important Barthram deserves his chance.

This result tonight does offer a decent pay day which is not to be sneezed at. Belford in goal IMO but the rest will depend on who is here, hopefully Ajose as it seems to be his comp, will he be able to play though unless signed permanently.

COYMR

Yes, Cooper knowing better than us both as he sees him in training and has a far better perspective. Having Fodders on the bench will do no harm and may even inspire him a bit.
I don't think Peterborough are going to be easy and truth be known we should have dispatched Stevenage tonight without going to penalties, or so we would all like to think. Cup football is amazing as we should know, and always beware the under dog, as they can bite where it hurts.
Having an element now of flexiblity is good to know, but it seems we are as ever, even from before the days of Danny Wilson, wasteful in front of goal. Seems its an age old tradition, with the exception of Simon Cox and of course Austin. We are due another, lets hope he comes along soon.

Town goal scoring legend required, any takers, Den, Jock, OTR, Oxon, dazza, clean yer boots up, and get joggin' , only jokin, LOL.

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ging999 10:49pm Tue 10 Dec 13

dazzastfc wrote…


old town robin wrote…


Why would we take Dany off with penalties to possibly decide the game?
BECAUSE cooper is CLUELESS....

Positive as ever. Have you ever had a positive thought in your life ?.

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dazzastfc 10:50pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Oxon-Red wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


Oxon-Red wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


Oxon-Red wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


old town robin wrote…


Why would we take Dany off with penalties to possibly decide the game?
BECAUSE cooper is CLUELESS....
That was a joke by the way...........

WELL DONE BELFORD
Dazza,

To answer your question I think the last time we won on penalties may have been in this competition against Exeter away by the same score .

Well done chaps could we get get revenge for the 2012 final ?

COYMR
Thanks for that oxon....
Next question then oxon when was the last time are keeper saved 2 pens....AND DONT SAY TONIGHT...LOL



ONCE AGAIN FAIR PLAY TO BELFORD...
Dazza,

Same night i think, Phil Smith.

COYMR
FAIRPLAY TO YOU OX...

HA HA DID YOU GET THAT OFF THE NET
Dazza,

Not off the net I just remember getting marks in the prediction league back then for the penalties result (3-1 as tonight) bit sad and perhaps Steve from Brentford is right, perhaps I should get out more :-)

COYMR

Tell him ....off lol

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Oxon-Red 11:45pm Tue 10 Dec 13

dazzastfc wrote…


Oxon-Red wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


Oxon-Red wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


Oxon-Red wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


old town robin wrote…


Why would we take Dany off with penalties to possibly decide the game?
BECAUSE cooper is CLUELESS....
That was a joke by the way...........

WELL DONE BELFORD
Dazza,

To answer your question I think the last time we won on penalties may have been in this competition against Exeter away by the same score .

Well done chaps could we get get revenge for the 2012 final ?

COYMR
Thanks for that oxon....
Next question then oxon when was the last time are keeper saved 2 pens....AND DONT SAY TONIGHT...LOL



ONCE AGAIN FAIR PLAY TO BELFORD...
Dazza,

Same night i think, Phil Smith.

COYMR
FAIRPLAY TO YOU OX...

HA HA DID YOU GET THAT OFF THE NET
Dazza,

Not off the net I just remember getting marks in the prediction league back then for the penalties result (3-1 as tonight) bit sad and perhaps Steve from Brentford is right, perhaps I should get out more :-)

COYMR
Tell him ....off lol

Steve...


You're a very naughty boy :-)

COYMR

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Psychedelic Syd 12:05am Wed 11 Dec 13

Strange match, we blew hot and cold. Ajose ran his socks off. Bartham looked good all night, stronger than Nathan has looked recently. Belford looked useful in goal though obviously under orders to pass or throw out, his kicking when he resorted to it was patchy but he looks like a good understudy to Wes and great saves in the shoot out. Mass had the poorest game I have seen him play in a Town shirt - he's usually one of my favourite players. Harley was out of sorts and so was Mason. When Kasim came on he looked slow and off the pace, jury out on Gladwin for me. The midfield went missing in the last 15 minutes, very strange match tactically.

We look very good at times and very poor at others; great inconsistency. I hate to say it but there doesn't seem to be a lot of fire and passion in the side. Perhaps it is the strict discipline of pass, pass, pass even if it is sideways or backwards. At least we're through but we will need to show much more nous to beat Posh.

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Steve. Brentford 12:07am Wed 11 Dec 13

Oxon-Red wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…

Oxon-Red wrote…

dazzastfc wrote…

Oxon-Red wrote…

dazzastfc wrote…

Oxon-Red wrote…

dazzastfc wrote…

dazzastfc wrote…

old town robin wrote…

Why would we take Dany off with penalties to possibly decide the game?
BECAUSE cooper is CLUELESS....
That was a joke by the way........... WELL DONE BELFORD
Dazza, To answer your question I think the last time we won on penalties may have been in this competition against Exeter away by the same score . Well done chaps could we get get revenge for the 2012 final ? COYMR
Thanks for that oxon.... Next question then oxon when was the last time are keeper saved 2 pens....AND DONT SAY TONIGHT...LOL ONCE AGAIN FAIR PLAY TO BELFORD...
Dazza, Same night i think, Phil Smith. COYMR
FAIRPLAY TO YOU OX... HA HA DID YOU GET THAT OFF THE NET
Dazza, Not off the net I just remember getting marks in the prediction league back then for the penalties result (3-1 as tonight) bit sad and perhaps Steve from Brentford is right, perhaps I should get out more :-) COYMR
Tell him ....off lol
Steve... You're a very naughty boy :-) COYMR

I know :O)

I see Dazza`s fan club are out tonight haha daz tell them they are naughty boys and they should go away...

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The Jockster 12:37pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Davidsyrett wrote…


dazzastfc wrote…


.HA HA...I BET THERE WILL BE MORE THAN 4000 FOR THE AREA FINAL ..
If people like yourself went perhaps there would be more than 4000!

Or like me, wasn't there last night, won't be at the area final or Wembley if they make it in the " it doesn't matter cup", but I will be at Sheffield on Saturday because that does matter :)

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