Vital Football

Latest Swindon Town News

OPPOSITION VIEW: AFC Bournemouth

OPPOSITION VIEW: AFC Bournemouth
Thanks to our friends over at Vital Bournemouth (Up The Cherries) for taking part in this Q&A. Be sure to stop by for their view of our match by Clicking Here.

1) Not long ago, Bournemouth were near financial ruin, what has happened recently to see the Cherries become one of the Leagues top spenders?
A mysterious Russian millionaire by the name of Maxim Demin purchased 50% of the football club, we now have a Russian flag waving proudly next to the Union flag in the newly developed and landscaped car park and Ushanka's on sale in the club shop during the winter months. If it seems like a story line out of Dream Team, well it is, he's never spoken in public and most fans wouldn't recognise him if he walked past them as he's rarely pictured in the media.

2) What do you know about Swindon Town?
I know they are equally as big spending and able to turn down offers from ourselves who were trying to throw money at you for Matt Ritchie. I also have a soft spot for them as my first AFCB game was actually at Swindon.

3) What do you think of Town boss Paolo Di Canio? Is he good for lower league football?
He's certainly a character and character's are always good for the game no matter what the level. Whether I would find him half as entertaining if he was in charge of my team I don't know, but from a distance he's certainly an added entertainment factor.

4) Are you sick of hearing about 'Paolo Di Canio's Swindon Town' yet?
I might be come 5pm on Saturday evening.

5) Where do you see The Cherries finishing this season?
We've spent far too much money to not be involved in the promotion chase this season. So far we've shown flashes of potential, but only flashes, we need to see it on a far more consistent basis to build on that to become true promotion contenders.

6) Which player should Town fans look out for?
Difficult one as while we've spent an awful lot of money on individuals, Paul Groves is trying to build a team and not one player has really stood out and shone so far this season. Matt Tubbs has scored two goals in two games, so if selected he should be a threat, but there doesn't appear to be any guarantee that he will start.

7) The Cherries have made numerous attempts to lure Matt Ritchie to the club, do you think their pursuit is over?
I'd like to think so! While I would undoubtedly like to see him in our team, I hate to think just how high the figure would need to rise to for you to sell.

8) Where do you see Swindon Town finishing this season?
We've shown before and other sides in the past have also shown that the momentum from one promotion campaign can push you towards fighting for back to back promotions and I think with Swindon's ambition you will be there or there abouts come the end of the season.

9) Do you have any specific Town V Cherries memories?
I have many, both good and bad. As I said before my first game was at Swindon, a 2-2 draw with Steve Jones scoring both goals for us. There was also the 3-0 win which was marred with Warren Cummings breaking his leg right in front of the Cherries supporters and the time when loanee Asmir Begavic forgot how to handle a football.

10) What are your predictions for our match on Saturday?
It certainly won't be 0-0! We try and break on the counter and control the possession, but with a few injury problems in the centre of midfield we might struggle. We've also become a bit of a draw specialist, so perhaps a score draw.

Vital Swindon Town on: facebook

Vital Swindon Town on: twitter

Join Vital Swindon Town
It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!


Join The Vital Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Shaun Calderwood
Date:Friday September 21 2012
Time: 11:52AM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Swindon Town Articles

No More Quarter Final Replays For Swindon

Should Swindon Town progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Swindon Host Reading In Pre-Season

Town face local rivals.

Swindon - FL Dates 2016/17 (23/5/16)

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Who Will Swindon Face In 2016/17 (22/5/16)

With no matches remaining in the regular 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Archived Vital Swindon Articles

Vital Swindon articles from

Site Journalists

Shaun Calderwood
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Is Lee Power Doing A Good Job At Swindon?
Suggested By:
Yes54%
No46%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swindon Town Results (view all)

Swindon Town Fixtures (view all)