Vital Football

Latest Swindon Town News

STFC: Your Not Fit To Wear The Shirt

STFC: Your Not Fit To Wear The Shirt

After having time to digest yesterday`s diabolical gutless performance against Millwall, we give our verdict on the squad as a whole.

There once was a time when playing for a club was about loyalty and passion. Unfortunately those days are long gone. Today it is all about money. There is no loyalty or passion anymore which was clearly exhibited by the so called professional footballers that wear the red of Swindon Town week in and week out.

At the end of the day, why would a player care if he performs or not? He still gets paid, he still gets his wage packet. He can just blame the manager, fans for being on their back or anyone but themselves.

Some players have started yelling back at the fans who taunt them, they say "if they give us stick, why can`t we give any back?" Well we are paying customers, that`s why. We pay for your flashy cars, and your over inflated wages. We have every right to slam the performance if it is rubbish which has been the case for the last 3 home games..

The players always say "we need the crowd behind us, we want to get the fans out to support us". In this time of financial hardship people will decide whether they are getting value for money and will act accordingly. The second half instalment of the season tickets is due now and you can be sure about 2,000 fans won`t be renewing their season ticket for the second half of the season. Why should they? What have they seen to keep them coming back?

The only players who seemed half interested were Jack Smith and Phil Smith. Phil put his nightmare game against Leeds behind him and made a great save to ensure that Town only lost 2-1 instead of 3-1 again.

Swindon`s substitutions are so obvious. Mark Marshall comes to play on the wing around 70-75 minutes and Lee Peacock who is no longer any good up front comes on late in the game replacing Paynter who has done nothing wrong to be substituted. Peacock should be playing in midfield.

Somehow our defence, which was one of the best in the league, is now one of the worst and our manager is a former International defender for Scotland? How does that work? Surly we should be better?

It`s time for the players to get their fingers out and fight for the cause. "Our aim is the playoffs?" That aim is complete rubbish now, there is no chance we will get to the playoffs at this rate, you lads have a relegation battle on your hands now, The talent is there to do well, what is going on?

SORT IT OUT NOW or you will be playing League 2 football next season.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Monday September 29 2008
Time: 10:59AM


Well said and I totally agree...there are major problems out there with the coaching staff.
29/09/2008 11:30:00
peacock should be starting every game for the fact that he tries harder than everyone put together , cant knock cox either he runs his heart out but will soon get p@~sed off with losing . Drop jp , aljof , and easton and replace them . why have peacock sat on the bench ?
29/09/2008 13:31:00
Lets face it, you are always going to be a struggling 3rd tier team!
29/09/2008 19:32:00
You know all about that Horsechit
29/09/2008 19:52:00
horseworrier speaking chit again
29/09/2008 20:39:00
After putting this article up, would be something if we won something like 4-0 next game..... can live and hope!
29/09/2008 20:51:00
and dream
29/09/2008 22:47:00
can't see it happening this year, maybe when you drop down a divsion, say next season???.:-)
30/09/2008 15:22:00
It may sway the 'fence sitters' to give him more time....more time to drag us further into the mire. I wonder if he would step down to be coach under a new manager. I think he may feel or be better with that role, as his personality unfortunately is not inspiring as a front man. Horsechit even more words of wisdom - oh we really look forward to your scintillating efforts as a W.U.M.. yawn !
30/09/2008 19:27:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swindon Town Articles

No More ******* Bad Language - EFL

The Football League, or EFL for those with a rebrand nature, have called on fans across the country to say no to 'starry' language or no more...

Vigouroux In Team Of Midweek (22/10/16)

Swindon Town are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this midweek's action.

FA Cup First Round Proper - Full Draw (17/10/16)

The draw for the first round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

Vigouroux In Team Of The Week (17/10/16)

Swindon Town are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Archived Vital Swindon Articles

Vital Swindon articles from

Site Journalists

Shaun Calderwood
Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where do you think Swindon Town will finish in 2016/17?
Suggested By:
Mid Table30%
Don't Know0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Scunthorpe 15 9 4 2 31 17
2 Bolton 15 8 4 3 28 7
3 Bradford 15 6 8 1 26 7
4 Sheff Utd 14 7 4 3 25 7
5 Bristol Rovers 14 6 5 3 23 3
6 Wimbledon 15 6 5 4 23 3
7 Port Vale 15 6 4 5 22 -2
8 Northampton 15 5 6 4 21 3
9 Rochdale 15 6 3 6 21 0
10 Peterborough 15 5 5 5 20 6
11 Bury 15 6 2 7 20 0
12 Walsall 14 5 5 4 20 -1
13 Fleetwood 14 5 4 5 19 2
14 Oxford 15 5 4 6 19 -1
15 Southend 15 5 4 6 19 -7
16 Millwall 14 5 3 6 18 -3
17 Charlton 14 3 8 3 17 3
18 Gillingham 15 4 5 6 17 -6
19 MK Dons 15 4 4 7 16 -4
20 Swindon 15 4 4 7 16 -4
21 Coventry 14 3 6 5 15 -4
22 Oldham 15 3 6 6 15 -8
23 Chesterfield 14 3 3 8 12 -5
24 Shrewsbury 15 2 4 9 10 -13
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Swindon Town Results (view all)

Swindon Town Fixtures (view all)

Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Scunthorpe United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Nov 12 2016 12:00PM : Charlton Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Rochdale (a)
Sky Bet League One
Nov 22 2016 7:45PM : Southend United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Bradford City (H)
Sky Bet League One
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Sheffield United (a)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

Write for Vital Football