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it'll go down to the final game of the season for all of us in the mix guys

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We're going down. Let's not kid ourselves with false hope.

Not many made the trip yesterday and I don't blame them. Workington aren't a good team and they won at a canter. All opponents need to do is be semi-competent at the basics and they'll turn us over. Town shelled a few chances and didn't play especially well but they didn't need to.

We are dreadful. I don't know what they do in the wonderful training sessions we hear about.

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People coming out of the woodwork to stick the knife in including non Swinton fans !.

I can't see it happening now but i really hope the lads get out of this and make some people eat their words !

I had a long conversation with Gary yesterday and he trying really hard to try and turn this around.

As a Swinton fan since the early sixties i have seen more downs that ups but i will never desert my side.

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People coming out of the woodwork to stick the knife in including non Swinton fans !.

I can't see it happening now but i really hope the lads get out of this and make some people eat their words !

I had a long conversation with Gary yesterday and he trying really hard to try and turn this around.

As a Swinton fan since the early sixties i have seen more downs that ups but i will never desert my side.

Bang on Riggy! Keep riding the Twister!

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Understandable sentiments Riggy but we need to be realistic as well. And that's the least we can expect from the coach (I.e. trying hard to turn things around). Fact is it doesn't seem to be working. But where there's life there's hope I suppose.

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"As a Swinton fan since the early sixties i have seen more downs that ups but i will never desert my side." - I certainly empathise with Riggy's comment from his last post.............I feel the same now as when I was a  youngster.......e.g. when the team loses it ruins the rest of my day.........but while I hope for the best, I also prepare for the worst.........:(

 

Its not impossible only two things are certain in life ( as an American commentator once said) " death and taxes" - so I sincerely hope that the team do avoid relegation and if not well I will be watching the team in Championship 1 next season............I guess the odds on avoiding relegation are getting longer, could at least put a bet on this and then donate the winnings to charity............

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Just a thought,now the schools are on holiday for 6 weeks he should be available most days.

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I think the bigger picture here worries most fans. Will relegation sound the death knell for our club...

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People coming out of the woodwork to stick the knife in including non Swinton fans !.

I can't see it happening now but i really hope the lads get out of this and make some people eat their words !

I had a long conversation with Gary yesterday and he trying really hard to try and turn this around.

As a Swinton fan since the early sixties i have seen more downs that ups but i will never desert my side.

 

I seem to remember alot of people on here congratulating the Town fans on their promotion last season (including myself). But it seems to be a common theme when a game is won..."we won, we're better than you ner ner ni ner ner". A quick look at the league table and the predictions on here could have told them that.

 

I was fairly impressed with Town when they came to the LSV for 'round 1'. They showed more heart and looked far more assured than us in defence. I couldnt make it yesterday due to work but fair play to them, they look safe now.

 

As for us, it's not over until it's over Riggy! It's not looking great, D/R, Mr Chambers etc. However, we need to get behind this side to try and do our bit to encourage them on the field. They need to believe that they can win every game or at least manage a bonus point against some of the big boys!

 

Keighley have probably got the toughest run in of the lot, yet again they have been playing well recently. Hunslet look to be in the worst form (almost as bad as ours!). So, to sum up, get behind the boys! With a bit of look and an up-turn in form we can turn this around! Or alternatively, just give up, you know, free country and all that.

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The way we are playing is reminiscent of our days as a yo yo club in the 80s and 90s when we went up a level.

 

We stick at it for half and hour then we succumb to soft tries and then the physicality of the higher level takes its toll and we end up towards the end of the season getting hammered by teams who we are on a par with .

 

The number of changes week to week is wholesale. The playing of people out of position is a symptom of this and our awful injury crisis to key men. 

 

I think we will go down and to be fair we deserve to because we haven`t played well enough all year .

 

Ill stick by the club though. Its that much criticised blind loyalty thing. 

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People coming out of the woodwork to stick the knife in including non Swinton fans !.

I can't see it happening now but i really hope the lads get out of this and make some people eat their words !

I had a long conversation with Gary yesterday and he trying really hard to try and turn this around.

As a Swinton fan since the early sixties i have seen more downs that ups but i will never desert my side.

I hope I'm wrong I really do but it's looking dire. It's not a case of sticking the knife in, just realism. Performances like yesterday aren't uncommon and if they continue we're certainties for the drop.

I'll never stop supporting the Lions but it's not surprising our following is dwindling. A poor team people can (and have had to) accept. A team bereft of ideas, direction and identity is harder to take. Yesterday was very disheartening and chatting to the others who had made the long trip up there I'm certainly not a lone voice.

As I said, I hope I'm wrong and we can turn it down but I'd be very surprised if we aren't setting the sat-nav for Oxford, Gloucester and Hemel next season.

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I think the bigger picture here worries most fans. Will relegation sound the death knell for our club...

 

I would say that depends more on the league re-structure than any other factor. In 2015 we could be in a league with the bottom 8 clubs from the present championship and with Oldham and Rochdale thrown in. I suspect that is more of our level.

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We're going down. Let's not kid ourselves with false hope.

Not many made the trip yesterday and I don't blame them. Workington aren't a good team and they won at a canter. All opponents need to do is be semi-competent at the basics and they'll turn us over. Town shelled a few chances and didn't play especially well but they didn't need to.

We are dreadful. I don't know what they do in the wonderful training sessions we hear about.

Workington aren't a good team have you seen were we are in the table and.have you seen where u lions are in the table not to forget we beat you down at your spot as well so we cant be that bad

Enjoy your trips to the all golds n gateshead or and london hahahahahaha

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Arguably Swinton may have an easier run in than Barrow, York and Hunslet.

 

With performances like we have been putting out then we will go down and will thoroughly deserve what we get. :(

 

With improved performances we could win at home to Barrow and York, give Doncaster a game away and win at Whitehaven if they will already have an eye on the playoffs having qualified by  then! - possibly enough.

 

With vastly improved performances (and more than our share of luck) we can beat a top 5 team pick up bonuses and get 15 points from the remaining 6 games which would likely be enough. :crazy:  

 

Even defeat in both of the next two games (Featherstone and Leigh) does not open the trap door fully and so with improved performances we could take it to the last game as Morty suggests -

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Little lion man the 2 teams i would like to see stop up  are SWINTON AND  BARROW , but i just just for the life of me see you getting any points at doony and haven also at home to BARROW , But letts hope your right.  

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I think the bigger picture here worries most fans. Will relegation sound the death knell for our club...

. I think relegation would take at least 150/200 off the average home gate with virtually no travelling support and further erosion of our fan base.The Agecroft factor could also be a major influence on things

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Workington aren't a good team have you seen were we are in the table and.have you seen where u lions are in the table not to forget we beat you down at your spot as well so we cant be that bad

Enjoy your trips to the all golds n gateshead or and london hahahahahaha

I heard Sam Tomkins is signing for you as well!

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Swinton V Barrow will be a humdinger, Warning we are improving (except our huge wobble in the 2nd half yesterday) we should/could p have beaten Leigh last week, were close to getting some long term injuries back into the side, were picking up points, so don't take us lightly.

 

Good luck for the rest of the season, our game not withstanding :)  

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I hope Swinton and barrow stay up too, always enjoyed towns games with these two and a very decent set of guys following both clubs.

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I'd go along with that . Happy memories of town games with Swinton down the years , shame if that famous old jersey goes down . I hope you guys do the necessary in the games to come. Yesterday you had a real dig , especially in defence in the first half when we hammered the line and you held firm . The effort was there . And what's the point in the yah - boo stuff ... Everyone should remember ' there but for the grace of god ...' . Good luck guys .

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We're going down. Let's not kid ourselves with false hope.

Not many made the trip yesterday and I don't blame them. Workington aren't a good team and they won at a canter. All opponents need to do is be semi-competent at the basics and they'll turn us over. Town shelled a few chances and didn't play especially well but they didn't need to.

We are dreadful. I don't know what they do in the wonderful training sessions we hear about.

 

Funny you saying that, it seems to be a common saying when Town have beaten some of the teams this season.

 

To tell the truth I am sad about what is going on down at Swinton this season, the soul of Swinton has been lost and you are now effectively Wire's reserve team. lodging at LSV.

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Arguably Swinton may have an easier run in than Barrow, York and Hunslet.

 

With performances like we have been putting out then we will go down and will thoroughly deserve what we get. :(

 

With improved performances we could win at home to Barrow and York, give Doncaster a game away and win at Whitehaven if they will already have an eye on the playoffs having qualified by  then! - possibly enough.

 

With vastly improved performances (and more than our share of luck) we can beat a top 5 team pick up bonuses and get 15 points from the remaining 6 games which would likely be enough. :crazy:  

 

Even defeat in both of the next two games (Featherstone and Leigh) does not open the trap door fully and so with improved performances we could take it to the last game as Morty suggests -

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