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Swindon away

Post by Darlopartisan » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:17 pm

Oh no
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Re: Swindon away

Post by tdk1 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:18 pm

Mmm. That could certainly be better.

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Re: Swindon away

Post by H1987 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:20 pm

Yep. Bit rubbish that. Unlikely to make it on the telly, likely to get a walloping.

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Re: Swindon away

Post by DARLODAH » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:20 pm

But Swindon have lost their last 4 consecutive games!

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Re: Swindon away

Post by Darlopartisan » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:21 pm

Swindon played 7 won 2 lost 5

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Re: Swindon away

Post by bga » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:23 pm

H1987 wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:20 pm
Yep. Bit rubbish that. Unlikely to make it on the telly, likely to get a walloping.
Free shot. In relegation spot currently bit like ourselves! Bet they are more worried than we are.

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Re: Swindon away

Post by Vodka_Vic » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:23 pm

I don't know. Chance we'll be one of the Sunday coverage games. Exciting for the players. Great stadium. Was there for our 1-1 draw under Dave Penney.

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Re: Swindon away

Post by Emdubya » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:24 pm

No losers money,no crowd money :(
We’ll just have to win the game then :thumbup:

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Re: Swindon away

Post by Darlogramps » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:24 pm

We said the same thing about Walsall away, and that turned out to be a great day.

Take it for what it is, a good chance to challenge ourselves against a league club.

Could’ve been a sexier tie but nothing we can do about the draw.
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Re: Swindon away

Post by tdk1 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:26 pm

Suppose we could get some cash from streaming if Swindon aren't in a position to do it (and since we'd split the proceeds, even if they do)

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Re: Swindon away

Post by Vodka_Vic » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:29 pm

Including the Sunday vignettes there are 16 live games. Just counted the likely TV ties. There are 11 'sexier' ones than ours. I think we'll be one of the Sunday ones.

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Re: Swindon away

Post by H1987 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:29 pm

bga wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:23 pm
H1987 wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:20 pm
Yep. Bit rubbish that. Unlikely to make it on the telly, likely to get a walloping.
Free shot. In relegation spot currently bit like ourselves! Bet they are more worried than we are.
Of course. They'd be more worried if it was our place I think. Although, given everything is in an empty stadium, maybe not.

Doesn't feel the same this year, does it?

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Re: Swindon away

Post by biccynana » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:34 pm

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:29 pm
Including the Sunday vignettes there are 16 live games. Just counted the likely TV ties. There are 11 'sexier' ones than ours. I think we'll be one of the Sunday ones.
Sexier than the clash of the railway town giants? Never!

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Re: Swindon away

Post by Vokuhila » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:42 pm

A chance to topple former Premier League giants in the Mark Cooper derby - if that isn't a sexy cup tie, then I don't know what is.

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Re: Swindon away

Post by Mister e » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:45 pm

I have a massive feeling Ipswich town Vs Pompey will be one of the live games - two former winners.

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Re: Swindon away

Post by Darlopartisan » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:46 pm

Vokuhila wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:42 pm
A chance to topple former Premier League giants in the Mark Cooper derby - if that isn't a sexy cup tie, then I don't know what is.
Is he still their manager?

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Re: Swindon away

Post by real_darlo_85 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:47 pm

Under 'normal' circumstances it would probably be considered as a bum draw but these are not normal times. Nice ground, pitch and against a team not in the best of form - for them a banana skin, for us a free shot just like Walsall. Although we may not have the points on the board in the league yet, it has felt like we are beginning to get into a bit more of a stride and because of the awkward preseason and opening fixtures focus has been on making the club money in the cup. We can win this tie! :thumbup:
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Re: Swindon away

Post by real_darlo_85 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:48 pm

Darlopartisan wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:46 pm
Vokuhila wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:42 pm
A chance to topple former Premier League giants in the Mark Cooper derby - if that isn't a sexy cup tie, then I don't know what is.
Is he still their manager?
Thought he was at Forest Green Rovers? :think:
"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!"

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Re: Swindon away

Post by Vodka_Vic » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:00 pm

Richie Wellans is their manager. Lee Power, who the highly successful Terry Butcher had at Sunderland for a bit, is their chairman.

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Re: Swindon away

Post by Darlopartisan » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:02 pm

Hopefully Hatfield will be back to lead the team to glory 👍

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Re: Swindon away

Post by townender » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:09 pm

Lads. Don't get too downhearted at the prospects of playing Swindon at the County Ground. I might live just 45 minutes away from Darlo, but have been a STFC supporter for 60 years or more and am well used to defeats by non league sides in the FA cup, in fact one almost expects it. Macclesfield and Eastleigh spring to mind as defeats in recent years, so Darlo have nothing to fear, especially now that the 'Ginger Pele' [Eoin Doyle and top scorer in all 4 divisions last season] is no longer there. Town are going through their mid season slump early this year, but no doubt will eventually end up in the League 1 comfort zone. Saw the Town play at that fancy stadium some 15 years ago - possibly more Town fans there than Darlo supporters! [can't recall the score though]

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Re: Swindon away

Post by Vodka_Vic » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:15 pm

Townender you beat us 2-1, but we got a draw at your place. I crashed on a mate's floor and had a few amazing Bishops Tipple Wadworth ales. Good times.

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Re: Swindon away

Post by lo36789 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:32 pm

Agreed it is slightly tougher than Walsall - they were a struggling league two side not league one but regardless let's just enjoy it.

I am surprised people think it has any shot of being the TV game though.

Tonbridge Angels v Bradford City
Maldon & Tiptree v Bristol Rovers
Eastbourne Borough v Blackpool
Eastleigh v MK Dons
Borehamwood v Southend
Hayes & Yeading v Carlisle
FC United v Doncaster Rovers
Hampton & Richmond Borough v Oldham

All the above are lower league at home to bigger clubs. Oldham, Carlisle and Bradford City and Blackpool are all ex tier 1 clubs as well which adds to it.

Hayes & Yeading v Carlisle
Hampton & Richmond Borough v Oldham

They are the ones I would probably put above the others. Only because Maldon & Tiptree got focus last season and FC United have a nice ground so it doesn't look as lower league as others.

Eastleigh and Borehamwood my choices for upsets.

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Re: Swindon away

Post by real_darlo_85 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:37 pm

townender wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:09 pm
Lads. Don't get too downhearted at the prospects of playing Swindon at the County Ground. I might live just 45 minutes away from Darlo, but have been a STFC supporter for 60 years or more and am well used to defeats by non league sides in the FA cup, in fact one almost expects it. Macclesfield and Eastleigh spring to mind as defeats in recent years, so Darlo have nothing to fear, especially now that the 'Ginger Pele' [Eoin Doyle and top scorer in all 4 divisions last season] is no longer there. Town are going through their mid season slump early this year, but no doubt will eventually end up in the League 1 comfort zone. Saw the Town play at that fancy stadium some 15 years ago - possibly more Town fans there than Darlo supporters! [can't recall the score though]
Nice one townender. :thumbup: Must admit I have a soft spot for Swindon as I lived in Shrivenham/Watchfield while my dad was at the military college there back in 99/00. Went to one game during that season (think they were in administration) and have a shirt from the time with Nationwide on the front. All the best for the remainder of the season apart from the cup match against us of course! :thumbup:
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Re: Swindon away

Post by onewayup » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:41 pm

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Re: Swindon away

Post by Old Git » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:50 pm

Not downhearted with the draw. Surely when you are a non league team playing a FL side in the FA Cup is what you dream about. Sure there are easier ties we could have had but I have a feeling we can cause an upset.

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Re: Swindon away

Post by Wiseacre » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:51 pm

There is some cup history pre-history really. We won there in the cup in1965 when Jimmy Lawton starred we swapped him for Alan Sproates after the game. Not literally but it was canny business.
Not an ideal tie but as Gps points out we said much the same about Walsall. I think we can bring Swindon back too.

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Re: Swindon away

Post by Old Git » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:00 pm

Wiseacre wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:51 pm
There is some cup history pre-history really. We won there in the cup in1965 when Jimmy Lawton starred we swapped him for Alan Sproates after the game. Not literally but it was canny business.
Not an ideal tie but as Gps points out we said much the same about Walsall. I think we can bring Swindon back too.
Are there replays in the next round?

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Re: Swindon away

Post by spen666 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:02 pm

Wiseacre wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:51 pm
There is some cup history pre-history really. We won there in the cup in1965 when Jimmy Lawton starred we swapped him for Alan Sproates after the game. Not literally but it was canny business.
Not an ideal tie but as Gps points out we said much the same about Walsall. I think we can bring Swindon back too.
There are no replays in FA Cup this season according to BBC
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53765807

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Re: Swindon away

Post by real_darlo_85 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:07 pm

Not that I'd want us to get through in these circumstances but their league match has been postponed Vs Accrington due to Covid cases.... wouldn't want a bye surely?!? :roll:
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