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MATCHDAY LIVE: Luton Town v Swindon Town

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    REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & TOM BASSAM
  • Town visit Luton in the Capital One Cup
  • FT Luton 1 (Rooney 54 pen) 2 Town (Smith 76, 82)
  • Rooney shown a late red card
  • Injuries to Louis Thompson and Brad Smith could see them miss Crawley

Comments


umpcah 8:50pm Tue 12 Aug 14

ciclosporindorset wrote…


whizzy1978 wrote…


Been informed by a mate at the game that the mystery player is Dominic Poleon from leeds.
He's on the bench for
Leeds

The mystery man with Swindon Town today is Joel Chianese, who is on the books of Australian outfit Sydney United.
He is a five-foot, nine-inch striker,

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mancrobin 7:29pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Now stood at the ticket office at Old Trafford waiting for the result to come in.

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Swindon1984 2:45pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Will be a stern test tonight but with perseverance and a bit of luck it'll be a win (and away to Man Utd in the next round...)

Come on you reds.

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BoltonRed 3:00pm Tue 12 Aug 14

COYMR!!

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smirg kcab 3:00pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Swindon1984 wrote…


Will be a stern test tonight but with perseverance and a bit of luck it'll be a win (and away to Man Utd in the next round...)

Come on you reds.

Good luck tonight, lets hope smiths value shoots up

Score: 2
Lazaat 3:02pm Tue 12 Aug 14

With a bit of luck we can emulate 1969 by finishing second in League 1 this season and gaining automatic promotion plus winning this cup at Wembley by beating the Arsenal again :)

Score: 5
umpcah 9:27pm Tue 12 Aug 14

old town robin wrote…


1-1 penalty for Smithy, now lets get that winner.

He just did ! Coventry have just offered a million ! Hope so anyway !

Score: -1
sadgit 3:34pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Lazaat wrote…


With a bit of luck we can emulate 1969 by finishing second in League 1 this season and gaining automatic promotion plus winning this cup at Wembley by beating the Arsenal again :)

Champions would be better Laz.

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Lazaat 3:37pm Tue 12 Aug 14

sadgit wrote…


Lazaat wrote…

With a bit of luck we can emulate 1969 by finishing second in League 1 this season and gaining automatic promotion plus winning this cup at Wembley by beating the Arsenal again :)
Champions would be better Laz.

LOL I will settle for 2nd and the cup

Score: 3
the don69 3:49pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Lazaat wrote…


sadgit wrote…


Lazaat wrote…

With a bit of luck we can emulate 1969 by finishing second in League 1 this season and gaining automatic promotion plus winning this cup at Wembley by beating the Arsenal again :)
Champions would be better Laz.
LOL I will settle for 2nd and the cup

Have you both been on the booze today chaps? the way our defence looked on Saturday we got our hands full just to be still in the cup after tonight's game!!!!!!!!!!

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Lazaat 3:51pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Hi Don, well i havent been on the booze but i can dream cant I? LOL

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Rebel_phish 4:05pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Predictions League is up and running - you can post on the dedicated thread.

Use this link.

www.thisisswindontow
nfc.co.uk/news/11400
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ndon_Town

COYR

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whizzy1978 7:15pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Been informed by a mate at the game that the mystery player is Dominic Poleon from leeds.

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Di kanny oh 5:14pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Can the fragile defence handle Benson? and up against Rooney and Benson one of them is bound to score knowing our luck but if we play like Sat in midfield then we should give the hatters a game. I would say the defence is stronger with Branco in place of Lelan and certainly do not understand why the young kid was barred from playing as he looks quite a raw prospect and not in the class of Turnbull or Stephens.
COYR's.

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Oi Den! 5:15pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Big test tonight and a great game to win. A hard fought 1-0 victory would be a superb outcome.

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Red1681 10:24pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Many reasons to be cheerful tonight for those that watch the team regularly away from home. Big difference from lastseason, we kept going for the whole game. This and the next two away games should give a good indication of how things might pan out on the road.
Keep it up.

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swwindon61uk 5:45pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Swindon1984 wrote…


Will be a stern test tonight but with perseverance and a bit of luck it'll be a win (and away to Man Utd in the next round...)

Come on you reds.

Not many would go 84 prices would be to high!!!

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Oi Den! 6:39pm Tue 12 Aug 14

dannyboy stm wrote…


I remember going to Luton in the mid 1980s under king Lou for a cup game, but my memorys not as good as it was and cant remember the score......I think we got beat on their astro turf.!!!!!! I do remember the fanatical support the Town took there for a mid week game...!!!! Amazing....!!!!! Up the Town....COYRS....!!!

!!!!

I think that might have been the Full Members/Simod/Zenith Data Systems Cup game, memorable for Dave Bamber being clean through but stopping because he thought he was offside. Did we ever get a good result on a plastic pitch? I remember losing 2-0 at Oldham when the ball went into orbit every time it bounced. Surprise, surprise - it was bloody freezing and windy too.

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dannyboy stm 6:26pm Tue 12 Aug 14

I remember going to Luton in the mid 1980s under king Lou for a cup game, but my memorys not as good as it was and cant remember the score......I think we got beat on their astro turf.!!!!!! I do remember the fanatical support the Town took there for a mid week game...!!!! Amazing....!!!!! Up the Town....COYRS....!!!
!!!!

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dazzastfc 6:26pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Di kanny oh wrote…


Can the fragile defence handle Benson? and up against Rooney and Benson one of them is bound to score knowing our luck but if we play like Sat in midfield then we should give the hatters a game. I would say the defence is stronger with Branco in place of Lelan and certainly do not understand why the young kid was barred from playing as he looks quite a raw prospect and not in the class of Turnbull or Stephens.
COYR's.

I thought Stephan's was signing 2day.....

Very hard game and I AM NOT expecting to much..
BUT I hope the defence is better than it was on Saturday..
IF it is then we will win good luck boys

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dannyboy stm 6:42pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Cheers Den...its coming back to me now...!!!!

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swwindon61uk 6:51pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Oi Den! wrote…


dannyboy stm wrote…


I remember going to Luton in the mid 1980s under king Lou for a cup game, but my memorys not as good as it was and cant remember the score......I think we got beat on their astro turf.!!!!!! I do remember the fanatical support the Town took there for a mid week game...!!!! Amazing....!!!!! Up the Town....COYRS....!!!


!!!!
I think that might have been the Full Members/Simod/Zenith Data Systems Cup game, memorable for Dave Bamber being clean through but stopping because he thought he was offside. Did we ever get a good result on a plastic pitch? I remember losing 2-0 at Oldham when the ball went into orbit every time it bounced. Surprise, surprise - it was bloody freezing and windy too.

The Bamber incident is still a living nightmare for me!!
The ultimate what if for me.

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Scouse Red 10:43pm Tue 12 Aug 14

6degreessouth wrote…


Scouse Red wrote…


Oi Den! wrote…


Cracking win. Well done to all. Very pleased for Michael Smith after all the stick he got last season. According to Steve White, Andy Williams made a big difference too.

Seems like the only real negative was Nathan Thompson getting caught out again and getting booked again.

Also good to hear that the ref was decisive in handing out cards for cheating.
still think Wilma has a lot to offer and Cooperman should at least try a 3-5-2 as opposed to the 3-5-1-1, not saying Gladwin doesn't work hard but as an attacking threat he's limited from what i've seen.

Good display of grit and determination by the lads to come back from 1-0 down away from home to win 1-2

Now then - who do we fancy in the next round? Home tie to win and get through for the big guns?? Man United don't count as that anymore do they as they're in the second round! ;-)
Scouse, unfortunately I can't comment on the formation as I'm not there, but I'm a firm believer of "it ain't broke don't fix it" I have to rely on Sam for my match report as the only way I can get any "real" info during the game. Maybe things will have to change in the near future but please let an old man be happy tonight. Good job Sam.

fairy nuff -i'm away for the fortnight so like your good self limited to Sam's fine work. Where's he off to?

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ShearerShearer 6:54pm Tue 12 Aug 14

I was there too, think we lost 2-1 and like you say great support, same at Ipswich where we lost 6-1 and we kept singing right to the end.

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STFConyourpitch 7:02pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Mystery Striker could be Nick Powell assuming he is on the loan list.

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mickey o'ramsey 7:05pm Tue 12 Aug 14

See us going through no probs if we play like Sat COYR

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dannyboy stm 7:05pm Tue 12 Aug 14

LOL SWINDON 61 UK......hopefully we can redeem ourselves tonight and your Bamber nightmare can be forgotten forever...!!!!!

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Oxon-Red 7:06pm Tue 12 Aug 14

ShearerShearer wrote…


I was there too, think we lost 2-1 and like you say great support, same at Ipswich where we lost 6-1 and we kept singing right to the end.

I went to that match, we lost the Fridge after about 10 minutes :-( Always felt the scoreline flattered Ipswich.

Match in the round before was memorable too, Peter Coyne scoring after a few minutes and Town hanging on to beat Wednesday. Great night.

COYMR

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Scouse Red 9:13pm Tue 12 Aug 14

8.51 -er, don't you mean Brad Smith!
Come on Town, we should be able to get a result there against the Hatters!!

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louiscassius 7:34pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Andy Johnson mystery striker.......you heard it here first :-))

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pug ugly 7:47pm Tue 12 Aug 14

The trial list is an Aussie from Sydney. Something like John Cellini according to BBC

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eyesrightskinbacktight 7:49pm Tue 12 Aug 14

louiscassius wrote…


Andy Johnson mystery striker.......you heard it here first :-))

Course is it is Louis course it is, now c'mon Town

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Swindon1984 8:00pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Miles Storey's just scored for Pompey...

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eyesrightskinbacktight 10:13pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Does anyone know if Coventry are still financially in the same boat as us? If so why would Smith leave, better the devil you know and all that.

Cracking result tonight boys.

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old town robin 9:46pm Tue 12 Aug 14

well done lads coming back from one down and the 436 fans that got there to cheer them on. Hoping for a home draw next round.

Score: 4
ciclosporindorset 8:43pm Tue 12 Aug 14

whizzy1978 wrote…


Been informed by a mate at the game that the mystery player is Dominic Poleon from leeds.

He's on the bench for
Leeds

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eyesrightskinbacktight 9:01pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Typical, **** swine!!

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old town robin 9:02pm Tue 12 Aug 14

0-1 Rooney with a penalty. Sounds like this ref doesn;t like us too much what with 2 soft yellows and now a penalty for the ball hitting nathan on the shoulder, since when has that been a hand.

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umpcah 9:38pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Nathan T has got his usual booking !

Score: -2
california andy 12:04am Wed 13 Aug 14

Chianese has apparently been taking lessons on playing as a striker from none other than Alessandro del Piero. Hope he's half as good as that. 24 though, he will be the old man of the team :-)

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red white 9:45pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Yes!

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eyesrightskinbacktight 9:16pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Get in 'bout time!!
Just thought I'd post that in the vain hope that somebody may take some notice. Please

Score: -1
old town robin 9:18pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Where this "all guns blazing" Cooper promised, sounds more like a damp sqib

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eyesrightskinbacktight 9:23pm Tue 12 Aug 14

eyesrightskinbacktig
ht
wrote…


Get in 'bout time!!
Just thought I'd post that in the vain hope that somebody may take some notice. Please

Yippee, just knew someone would hear my cry of despair!!

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old town robin 9:25pm Tue 12 Aug 14

1-1 penalty for Smithy, now lets get that winner.

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Since 1950 9:27pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Could Smith be our new 20 goals a season man!?

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6degreessouth 9:27pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Smith is blazing !!

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Di kanny oh 9:27pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Michael Smith again what a player scoring for fun brilliant 2-1 Town

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old town robin 9:28pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Yessssssss 2-1 Smith with his second, I knew my damp squib comment would gee them up lol

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Scouse Red 9:28pm Tue 12 Aug 14

old town robin wrote…


1-1 penalty for Smithy, now lets get that winner.

1-2 Smith oh you beauty!!

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umpcah 9:29pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Since 1950 wrote…


Could Smith be our new 20 goals a season man!?

Only 20 ?

Score: 3
eyesrightskinbacktight 9:29pm Tue 12 Aug 14

You kin dancer

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6degreessouth 9:29pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Sniffy to get the winner

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6degreessouth 9:33pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Oh f@ck and he may have. Zanzibar is a happy place at this time

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old town robin 9:36pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Since 1950 wrote…


Could Smith be our new 20 goals a season man!?

He's on his way

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Since 1950 9:37pm Tue 12 Aug 14

umpcah wrote…


Since 1950 wrote…


Could Smith be our new 20 goals a season man!?
Only 20 ?

:-)

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STFConyourpitch 9:37pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Who ever is doing this report is having a real bad day spelling.

Score: -4
Di kanny oh 9:39pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Ha Ha Ha Rooney what a twaat sent off for diving

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old town robin 9:40pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Another yellow for Nathan Thompson, when is he going to learn to keep it shut.

just seen MoM Rooney red carded for unsporting behaviour.

Score: -3
6degreessouth 9:42pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Their names are at the top of the page ! chill we are winning!

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Clunky 9:46pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Who's the Randall Hurran bloke on the bench?

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california andy 9:48pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Great comeback, great result. Now for a good second round draw. COMR.

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umpcah 10:11pm Tue 12 Aug 14

reading_red wrote…


umpcah wrote…


Nathan T has got his usual booking !
Dont be a tit. He has been booked for questioning the refs decision to ignore the obvious foul on his brother. Have you listened to Coopers interview? If the team Captain is going to always be booked for speaking to the ref then i think Thompson will probably be booked every game.

I posted that before I heard the circumstances ! That really was rubbish from one of the better refs.

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california andy 9:50pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Forgot to add: another silly booking for Nathan. That's two in two games, and both times following a foul on his brother. That needs to stop NOW. Come on Cooper. Let's not have a reprise of last season. Also, how about Mr Smith? Goalscorer supreme :-))

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dannyboy stm 9:49pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Up the Town...well done all....same again Saturday please...COYRS..!!!!

Score: 3
Rebel_phish 9:50pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Excellent win, very gutsy performance by the boys

How was that for you Sam?

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Oi Den! 9:50pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Cracking win. Well done to all. Very pleased for Michael Smith after all the stick he got last season. According to Steve White, Andy Williams made a big difference too.

Seems like the only real negative was Nathan Thompson getting caught out again and getting booked again.

Also good to hear that the ref was decisive in handing out cards for cheating.

Score: -3
6degreessouth 9:51pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Congratulations to MC and the lads tonight just wish I could have been there. Top banana lads. Just brilliant, thank you.

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dazzastfc 9:54pm Tue 12 Aug 14

WELL DONE BOYS GREAT WIN against a good solid tram...
Well done cooperman..Keep it up and MIGHT shut me up...

PLEASE PEOPLE SIMMER DOWN as You no you are going to over react

Score: 3
Scouse Red 9:53pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Oi Den! wrote…


Cracking win. Well done to all. Very pleased for Michael Smith after all the stick he got last season. According to Steve White, Andy Williams made a big difference too.

Seems like the only real negative was Nathan Thompson getting caught out again and getting booked again.

Also good to hear that the ref was decisive in handing out cards for cheating.

still think Wilma has a lot to offer and Cooperman should at least try a 3-5-2 as opposed to the 3-5-1-1, not saying Gladwin doesn't work hard but as an attacking threat he's limited from what i've seen.

Good display of grit and determination by the lads to come back from 1-0 down away from home to win 1-2

Now then - who do we fancy in the next round? Home tie to win and get through for the big guns?? Man United don't count as that anymore do they as they're in the second round! ;-)

Score: -1
Psychedelic Syd 9:58pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Great result, very tough place to go even for old toughened pros. Benson sounds like he had a point to prove when he was on and Luke Rooney was out to show what we had missed - obviously tried a little too hard at the end!!! Good character shown by the lads to come back like that. Very pleased for Smith to get another brace - confidence will see him blossom. I can see him getting 25 plus because we are going to create chances with that brilliant midfield. Bring on Man Utd.

COYMR

Score: 5
MOREDONRED 10:00pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Oi Den! wrote…


dannyboy stm wrote…


I remember going to Luton in the mid 1980s under king Lou for a cup game, but my memorys not as good as it was and cant remember the score......I think we got beat on their astro turf.!!!!!! I do remember the fanatical support the Town took there for a mid week game...!!!! Amazing....!!!!! Up the Town....COYRS....!!!


!!!!
I think that might have been the Full Members/Simod/Zenith Data Systems Cup game, memorable for Dave Bamber being clean through but stopping because he thought he was offside. Did we ever get a good result on a plastic pitch? I remember losing 2-0 at Oldham when the ball went into orbit every time it bounced. Surprise, surprise - it was bloody freezing and windy too.

I was there,it was the cup you said but the semi final - and Dave Bamber running through will stay with me forever, great support though

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dazzastfc 10:02pm Tue 12 Aug 14

old town robin wrote…


well done lads coming back from one down and the 436 fans that got there to cheer them on. Hoping for a home draw next round.

THAT IS A GREAT TURN OUT BY THE FANS...
SWINDON TILL WE DIE

Score: 0
the don69 10:05pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Good solid battling win by the sound of it, main thing is we're in the hat, maybe we'll get Man Yoo stiffs and a wad of dosh in the next round! well Den Smiffy's could soon be worth that £1m if he keeps banging them goals in, well done Coops and the lads, same again against the Creepies please!!!!!!!!!!

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gibbo1012 10:05pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Two games two wins !

And a away win as well

Come on you reds !

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reading_red 10:06pm Tue 12 Aug 14

umpcah wrote…


Nathan T has got his usual booking !

Dont be a tit. He has been booked for questioning the refs decision to ignore the obvious foul on his brother. Have you listened to Coopers interview? If the team Captain is going to always be booked for speaking to the ref then i think Thompson will probably be booked every game.

Score: 7
6degreessouth 10:07pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Scouse Red wrote…


Oi Den! wrote…


Cracking win. Well done to all. Very pleased for Michael Smith after all the stick he got last season. According to Steve White, Andy Williams made a big difference too.

Seems like the only real negative was Nathan Thompson getting caught out again and getting booked again.

Also good to hear that the ref was decisive in handing out cards for cheating.
still think Wilma has a lot to offer and Cooperman should at least try a 3-5-2 as opposed to the 3-5-1-1, not saying Gladwin doesn't work hard but as an attacking threat he's limited from what i've seen.

Good display of grit and determination by the lads to come back from 1-0 down away from home to win 1-2

Now then - who do we fancy in the next round? Home tie to win and get through for the big guns?? Man United don't count as that anymore do they as they're in the second round! ;-)

Scouse, unfortunately I can't comment on the formation as I'm not there, but I'm a firm believer of "it ain't broke don't fix it" I have to rely on Sam for my match report as the only way I can get any "real" info during the game. Maybe things will have to change in the near future but please let an old man be happy tonight. Good job Sam.

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california andy 10:08pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Very, very bad news about Brad smith's knee. We can only hope it is a prain and nothing worse. Sounds as though there was a fair amount of kicking going on from Luton. Lots of wounded warriors.

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Psychedelic Syd 10:10pm Tue 12 Aug 14

That's bad news on Brad Smith and Nathan. Sounds like we got a kicking from the Hatters just for playing football. I think we're going to see a lot of clubs try and muscle us out of games because they see a young side that might be intimidated. Scunthorpe were very physical and "over-clumsy" and now it sounds like Luton carried on where they left off.

Score: 2
the wizard 10:11pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Two games against some would say tough opposition, and we got two wins. There seems to be good spirit in the team and a decent positive mentality which should bode well if we can keep the mindset going. The only negative is yet again NT being booked for an un necessary and pointless foul. He has been a pro for long enough, and this is not leadership by example. Cooper, reign him in, its sloppy and childish, about time he acted the part, or you will be bleating again when he gets banned, two cards in the first two games is not sending out the right message to the rest of the team.

Score: -9
Di kanny oh 10:11pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Cracking result and as Cooper stated blood everywhere in the dressing room after the game how refreshing to find a bunch of players that gave everything tonight and good habits like winning will help this young bunch no end. Feared that this game would be a massive test for out youngsters but the midfield are playing teams off the park. Mike Smith wow what can we say about this guy certainly knows where the goal is and superb start to the season and upping his price every goal. Hopefully this will shut his critics up and teach them to show more patience with our young kids.
Well done Mark and the team superb start to the season and congrats to Lee Power another mastermind on the player front.

Score: 4
The Jockster 10:13pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Well that was a game of two halves to use a well worn cliche. No impetus and guile in the 1st half and Byrne putting over crosses for our 12' 6" centre forward.
Second half started much the same and then we clicked. Byrne started to beat his marker again and again and his trickery won the pen.
Fabulous through ball from Luongo to Smiffy for the second goal and he's starting to show real class. Good support again from Kasim & the twins and some nice touches from Williams. Bartram one of the walking wounded did well when he came on and with Turnbull also wearing a head bandage I thought I was watching Holby at times.

In the end the win was well deserved and the pleasing thing was that the lads were always trying to make something happen. And we've seen an away win yay!

Score: 4
old town robin 10:12pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Just seen on Sky Australia are playing Saudi Arabia on Monday 8th Sept at Craven Cottage. Hope we don't lose Luango for the Chesterfield game on the 6th.

Score: 0
andy5364 10:19pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Great result that was a tough game . Coyr

Score: 2
6degreessouth 10:19pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Di kanny oh wrote…


Cracking result and as Cooper stated blood everywhere in the dressing room after the game how refreshing to find a bunch of players that gave everything tonight and good habits like winning will help this young bunch no end. Feared that this game would be a massive test for out youngsters but the midfield are playing teams off the park. Mike Smith wow what can we say about this guy certainly knows where the goal is and superb start to the season and upping his price every goal. Hopefully this will shut his critics up and teach them to show more patience with our young kids.
Well done Mark and the team superb start to the season and congrats to Lee Power another mastermind on the player front.

Spot on DKO

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Oi Den! 10:21pm Tue 12 Aug 14

reading_red wrote…


umpcah wrote…


Nathan T has got his usual booking !
Dont be a tit. He has been booked for questioning the refs decision to ignore the obvious foul on his brother. Have you listened to Coopers interview? If the team Captain is going to always be booked for speaking to the ref then i think Thompson will probably be booked every game.

We don't know what he said to the ref or how he said it, do we? If the ref tells the captains they can talk to him, fair enough, but it doesn't give them a licence to say what they like. If the FA published the details of what players have said when they've been booked for dissent it might help cut some of it out.

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reading_red 10:24pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Byrne, Smith and L Thompson standout performers by the sound of the commentary tonight, Well done lads great result against what was possibly a real banana skin.

Score: 3
umpcah 10:30pm Tue 12 Aug 14

reading_red wrote…


Byrne, Smith and L Thompson standout performers by the sound of the commentary tonight, Well done lads great result against what was possibly a real banana skin.

" Byrne, Smith and L Thompson standout performers by the sound of the commentary tonight ". Agreed but it was another job well done by the TEAM . Coops has to be given some credit too !

Score: 4
california andy 10:36pm Tue 12 Aug 14

california andy wrote…


Very, very bad news about Brad smith's knee. We can only hope it is a prain and nothing worse. Sounds as though there was a fair amount of kicking going on from Luton. Lots of wounded warriors.

SPRAIN. Sorry.

Score: 0
6degreessouth 11:00pm Tue 12 Aug 14

I'm a happy bunny tonight
I haven't posted through the off season but read all of the positive and negative comments regarding our beloved club and I have to say it was a bit of an eye opener. So many negative comments about transfers or lack of and other negative thoughts.

I would just like to say we have to give MC, LC and the lads a chance this season and keep off their backs, at the end of the day they do know what they are doing. I have followed Town since 1970 and I know I couldn't do a better job than our current management team, we all think we can but if we are honest we can't. Truth

Score: 4
lifelong red 11:30pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Cooper said there was blood all over the dressing room floor after the match - that's the stuff boys - a bit of grit to go with obvious talent . Smithy , five goals pre- season , four in two competitives - go do one Sky Blues . Great start but need to keep our feet firmly on the ground - long season ahead , so need to remain focused.

Score: 2
mancrobin 11:42pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Another great result and another brace from our man Smith. What a good start to the season! Well done MC.

Cheers Sam and all the best. You finished on a good 'un.

Score: 3
lifelong red 11:59pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Last time I saw town at Luton was back in the seventies - we won 1-0 , Steve Peplow a player signed from Liverpool got our goal - I might be wrong , but I think Les Allen was in charge then.

Score: 0
Wilesy 12:54am Wed 13 Aug 14

A good battling performance tonight against a limited Luton side, wasn't very impressed with them to be honest. Have to say we looked very fit as a team, and also think that all the players from last season look to have stepped up a level they are playing well at the moment.

On an individual basis thought the midfield were again excellent, and Nathan Byrne in particular is flying at the moment, looks a yard quicker.

Branco very solid at the back, the pick of the back 3 imo, although still very concerned about the defensive side of of this system.

Smith well that transfer fee is going up by the game, a cool penalty at a time when things were starting to look a bit anxious, and imo probably his best goal in a Town shirt to win the match. Again you may think he could do better in general play but I would settle for 2 goals a game....

Williams also made a big difference when he came on great energy and pace, I'm surprised Cooper feels he is too similar to Smith, I think Wiliams is very different and Gladwin is actually more similar to Smith. Gladwin quiet tonight, I don't think his best position is up front, I would play WIlliams ahead of him at Crawley.

Some strange old characters in Luton shirts - Rooney with his long hair now looking like a short David Prutton, McNulty their 30 year old (!) badger haired captain (#5) looking at least 3 stone overweight and a midfielder sporting a Rambo style orange bandana.

Outstanding ovation for Paul Benson was great to see and Benno responded with applause and plenty of thumbs ups.

Score: 3
The Jockster 1:16am Wed 13 Aug 14

lifelong red wrote…


Cooper said there was blood all over the dressing room floor after the match - that's the stuff boys - a bit of grit to go with obvious talent . Smithy , five goals pre- season , four in two competitives - go do one Sky Blues . Great start but need to keep our feet firmly on the ground - long season ahead , so need to remain focused.

Bartram and Turnbull were both wearing head bandages after collisions and knocks. At times out there tonight it looked like a war zone with I've player or another receiving treatment for a knock.
Good reception from the travelling fans for Benson before the game and when he went off, think he appreciated the sentiment and clapped Town fans back. Not so for Rooney who was sporting a David Prutton hairdo complete with Alice band to keep it all in place. He did get a big cheer when he got sent off though!
With so many players getting knocks Cooper will do well to be able to select his first choice starting line up for Saturday at Crawley.

Score: 3
lifelong red 7:49am Wed 13 Aug 14

The Jockster wrote…


lifelong red wrote…


Cooper said there was blood all over the dressing room floor after the match - that's the stuff boys - a bit of grit to go with obvious talent . Smithy , five goals pre- season , four in two competitives - go do one Sky Blues . Great start but need to keep our feet firmly on the ground - long season ahead , so need to remain focused.
Bartram and Turnbull were both wearing head bandages after collisions and knocks. At times out there tonight it looked like a war zone with I've player or another receiving treatment for a knock.
Good reception from the travelling fans for Benson before the game and when he went off, think he appreciated the sentiment and clapped Town fans back. Not so for Rooney who was sporting a David Prutton hairdo complete with Alice band to keep it all in place. He did get a big cheer when he got sent off though!
With so many players getting knocks Cooper will do well to be able to select his first choice starting line up for Saturday at Crawley.

Yes always a worry Jock with such a small squad - could do with two or three more signings to give more depth , guess out of the walking wounded Louis will be missed the most , the boy just gets better and better , sounded like Byrne carried on from where he left off on sat , and - dare I say it - the team as a whole seems to have added a bit of steel to their game - something that was lacking to often last season . Glad Benson got a good reception from our fans - was a decent player for us - think Rooney should do something about that hairdo of his.

Score: 2
lifelong red 8:04am Wed 13 Aug 14

lifelong red wrote…


The Jockster wrote…


lifelong red wrote…


Cooper said there was blood all over the dressing room floor after the match - that's the stuff boys - a bit of grit to go with obvious talent . Smithy , five goals pre- season , four in two competitives - go do one Sky Blues . Great start but need to keep our feet firmly on the ground - long season ahead , so need to remain focused.
Bartram and Turnbull were both wearing head bandages after collisions and knocks. At times out there tonight it looked like a war zone with I've player or another receiving treatment for a knock.
Good reception from the travelling fans for Benson before the game and when he went off, think he appreciated the sentiment and clapped Town fans back. Not so for Rooney who was sporting a David Prutton hairdo complete with Alice band to keep it all in place. He did get a big cheer when he got sent off though!
With so many players getting knocks Cooper will do well to be able to select his first choice starting line up for Saturday at Crawley.
Yes always a worry Jock with such a small squad - could do with two or three more signings to give more depth , guess out of the walking wounded Louis will be missed the most , the boy just gets better and better , sounded like Byrne carried on from where he left off on sat , and - dare I say it - the team as a whole seems to have added a bit of steel to their game - something that was lacking to often last season . Glad Benson got a good reception from our fans - was a decent player for us - think Rooney should do something about that hairdo of his.

On me hols for a week from Saturday-- so have to catch up when I get back, Crawley , gills away - tough games - will miss the Crewe game - anyway good luck to the boys - keep up that fighting spirit,

Score: 0
the wizard 10:19am Wed 13 Aug 14

the wizard wrote…


Two games against some would say tough opposition, and we got two wins. There seems to be good spirit in the team and a decent positive mentality which should bode well if we can keep the mindset going. The only negative is yet again NT being booked for an un necessary and pointless foul. He has been a pro for long enough, and this is not leadership by example. Cooper, reign him in, its sloppy and childish, about time he acted the part, or you will be bleating again when he gets banned, two cards in the first two games is not sending out the right message to the rest of the team.

Only -8 for telling the truth, blimey, there must be a cease fire. Here we are this morning with Cooper complaining about injuries and how is he going to manage with such a small squad and Thompson gets a card a game and nothing is said. Crazy. Who will replace Thompson while he is suspended, sooner or later he will pick up a red like he did last season and suddenly goes from have a selection headache to a selection crisis given others could/will be out injured. We had this last season and we have not learned from our mistakes. Generally teams who are playing within their ability pick up less cards, because they concentrate on their game and getting themselves into the best position on the pitch at all times so these tackles and late tackles are not so much of an issue.

Score: -3
Forevered 11:27am Wed 13 Aug 14

the wizard wrote…


the wizard wrote…


Two games against some would say tough opposition, and we got two wins. There seems to be good spirit in the team and a decent positive mentality which should bode well if we can keep the mindset going. The only negative is yet again NT being booked for an un necessary and pointless foul. He has been a pro for long enough, and this is not leadership by example. Cooper, reign him in, its sloppy and childish, about time he acted the part, or you will be bleating again when he gets banned, two cards in the first two games is not sending out the right message to the rest of the team.
Only -8 for telling the truth, blimey, there must be a cease fire. Here we are this morning with Cooper complaining about injuries and how is he going to manage with such a small squad and Thompson gets a card a game and nothing is said. Crazy. Who will replace Thompson while he is suspended, sooner or later he will pick up a red like he did last season and suddenly goes from have a selection headache to a selection crisis given others could/will be out injured. We had this last season and we have not learned from our mistakes. Generally teams who are playing within their ability pick up less cards, because they concentrate on their game and getting themselves into the best position on the pitch at all times so these tackles and late tackles are not so much of an issue.

I think you should get your facts right Wizard.
Thompson was booked, once again, for protesting about the nasty foul on his brother which has resulted in Louis possibly being unavailable against Crawley on Sat. The foul was ignored by the ref who played on. One would expect him as captain to do that, especially if the ref has told the captains to speak to him as quoted by Cooper last night! 2 bookings in 2 games, neither time for fouls!

Score: 1
the wizard 11:40am Wed 13 Aug 14

Forevered wrote…


the wizard wrote…


the wizard wrote…


Two games against some would say tough opposition, and we got two wins. There seems to be good spirit in the team and a decent positive mentality which should bode well if we can keep the mindset going. The only negative is yet again NT being booked for an un necessary and pointless foul. He has been a pro for long enough, and this is not leadership by example. Cooper, reign him in, its sloppy and childish, about time he acted the part, or you will be bleating again when he gets banned, two cards in the first two games is not sending out the right message to the rest of the team.
Only -8 for telling the truth, blimey, there must be a cease fire. Here we are this morning with Cooper complaining about injuries and how is he going to manage with such a small squad and Thompson gets a card a game and nothing is said. Crazy. Who will replace Thompson while he is suspended, sooner or later he will pick up a red like he did last season and suddenly goes from have a selection headache to a selection crisis given others could/will be out injured. We had this last season and we have not learned from our mistakes. Generally teams who are playing within their ability pick up less cards, because they concentrate on their game and getting themselves into the best position on the pitch at all times so these tackles and late tackles are not so much of an issue.
I think you should get your facts right Wizard.
Thompson was booked, once again, for protesting about the nasty foul on his brother which has resulted in Louis possibly being unavailable against Crawley on Sat. The foul was ignored by the ref who played on. One would expect him as captain to do that, especially if the ref has told the captains to speak to him as quoted by Cooper last night! 2 bookings in 2 games, neither time for fouls!

Then perhaps he needs to get some further advice from Cooper on how to make his protests without taking things to the point of a card. The fact remains he has two cards already after two games they still count. BTW, the way I heard it last evening was he had one as retaliation for the foul on his brother, so I stand corrected.

Score: -1
Wilesy 12:50pm Wed 13 Aug 14

the wizard wrote…


Forevered wrote…


the wizard wrote…


the wizard wrote…


Two games against some would say tough opposition, and we got two wins. There seems to be good spirit in the team and a decent positive mentality which should bode well if we can keep the mindset going. The only negative is yet again NT being booked for an un necessary and pointless foul. He has been a pro for long enough, and this is not leadership by example. Cooper, reign him in, its sloppy and childish, about time he acted the part, or you will be bleating again when he gets banned, two cards in the first two games is not sending out the right message to the rest of the team.
Only -8 for telling the truth, blimey, there must be a cease fire. Here we are this morning with Cooper complaining about injuries and how is he going to manage with such a small squad and Thompson gets a card a game and nothing is said. Crazy. Who will replace Thompson while he is suspended, sooner or later he will pick up a red like he did last season and suddenly goes from have a selection headache to a selection crisis given others could/will be out injured. We had this last season and we have not learned from our mistakes. Generally teams who are playing within their ability pick up less cards, because they concentrate on their game and getting themselves into the best position on the pitch at all times so these tackles and late tackles are not so much of an issue.
I think you should get your facts right Wizard.
Thompson was booked, once again, for protesting about the nasty foul on his brother which has resulted in Louis possibly being unavailable against Crawley on Sat. The foul was ignored by the ref who played on. One would expect him as captain to do that, especially if the ref has told the captains to speak to him as quoted by Cooper last night! 2 bookings in 2 games, neither time for fouls!
Then perhaps he needs to get some further advice from Cooper on how to make his protests without taking things to the point of a card. The fact remains he has two cards already after two games they still count. BTW, the way I heard it last evening was he had one as retaliation for the foul on his brother, so I stand corrected.

The tackle on Louis was very poor and fully deserved a yellow but the ref played on. When play stopped I thought he was quite rightly brandishing a yellow but it was to Nathan, I was amazed.

I thought on the whole the ref did OK, there was a fair bit of diving going on and some late and cynical tackles too, even Benson got booked for a bad one.

Score: 2
Bassett Hound 5:06pm Wed 13 Aug 14

california andy wrote…


Chianese has apparently been taking lessons on playing as a striker from none other than Alessandro del Piero. Hope he's half as good as that. 24 though, he will be the old man of the team :-)

His cv for a 24 year old is very underwhelming Andy.

Score: 1
The Jockster 10:09pm Wed 13 Aug 14

jayden wrote…


Was N.T booked on sat as he is not down as one of the players booked?.

Hello stranger!

Score: 0
jayden 9:42pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Was N.T booked on sat as he is not down as one of the players booked?.

Score: 0

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