January 16, 2021 at 6:04 pm #201049
This present team is fast becoming the worst Scunthorpe United side in the history of the club. Since we joined the league I cannot think there has been a worse team we have had. We are seriously in danger of losing our league status and nothing seems to be done to address this. Three seasons on the trot now we have been in a relegation battle and we lost the first one got lucky with the second (season ended early) and look like losing the third and final one.January 16, 2021 at 6:12 pm #201051
Do you recall the 70s?January 16, 2021 at 6:17 pm #201052
Yes I recall all the seventies but still think this team is as bad if not worse.January 16, 2021 at 6:23 pm #201056iron64ParticipantOffline
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we were rubbish in the 70’s but we didnt sit back and not try to win. We had shotsJanuary 16, 2021 at 6:28 pm #201057NorthumbironParticipantOffline
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When I saw today’s lineup I thought that apart from the forward line (if one constitutes a line) it was a reasonable starting XI given our injuries.
Two proper CBs flanked by experienced FBs. Rather have had Eisa than Hippolyte but the rest of the MF are capable if perhaps too similar.
So really if you take out Loft and Hippolyte, all the others could comfortably move to another L2, or even L1 team and do okay.
Which makes it even more baffling as to why the perform as they do (or should I say don’t?).January 16, 2021 at 6:35 pm #201059IRONINTHEBLOODParticipantOffline
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COX should be sacked now ,along with his so called coaching staff we have a power crazy chairman ,inept players, and unfortunately we are falling into non league with a wimper.Clubs a total embarrassment.January 16, 2021 at 6:42 pm #201061BigLeftToeParticipantOffline
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Definitely the worst team in my lifetime…and by quite some margin!January 16, 2021 at 6:48 pm #201063barriethomasParticipantOffline
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We are on a par with 74/75 UTWIJanuary 16, 2021 at 7:15 pm #201071NorthumbironParticipantOffline
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Stephen Humphrys got a brace for Dale including an added time equaliser, playing up front alongside Matt Lund today.
Yet we remember Humphrys as another stroppy ne’er do well. Very similar in fact the the current situation with McAttee.
This is another feature of the Swann era. We seem to have had a number of players like this. Coincidence?January 16, 2021 at 7:58 pm #201077cassidystashParticipantOffline
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He’s fallen out with the press, the council, several managers and many fans.
Why would players be exempt?January 16, 2021 at 8:19 pm #201082alcazarParticipantOffline
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He’s been an unmitigated disaster.
He has the ability, seemingly, to turn success into sh1te.
Witness the promotion with a whimper season, the failure after failure at playoffs, the team that led the league, scoring apparently for fun, then, overnight, became a laughing stock, and now the present rush to the non-league.
There’s one, and ONLY ONE common factor.
I said it then, I’ll say it again.
This guy is bad news.
Swann, Swann, get y’self GONE.January 16, 2021 at 9:06 pm #201090WonderGoalsParticipantOffline
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Swann is to blame, no doubt about it. Cox needs to go as well though. Cox has been dealt a bad hand but he’s so far out of his depth it doesn’t even warrant thinking about.
It’s crystal clear we need a striker or two but this formation is dreadful and it’s Cox who keeps fielding it so he needs to get gone.
Unacceptable.January 16, 2021 at 11:40 pm #201105ironkingParticipantOffline
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I was there in the seventies OSG days, and I can honestly say I loved every minute.
Yes we didn’t perform very well in terms of league positions and were deemed a Cinderella club, but the club had a grain of honesty running through it from top to bottom.
We always had a goal scoring striker up front and the odd quality player who went onto better things.
The ground from its name to the stands oozed character and was loved by the supporters. The few fans we had at the time were ardent and many still attend to this day.
Above all those characteristics spawned a fighting spirit and never say die attitude which galvanised everybody connected with the club.January 17, 2021 at 6:04 am #201119
In the 70s our team truly battled – however ordinary they could be.
This season, there have clearly been a few who have not always been truly committed.
The issue though, is more that silly systems have often left players bemused and confused and can make it look as if they don’t care when actually, they are simply not capable of grasping the headless chicken tactics employed.
Take Eisa, as an example. I really do not see him as not caring. Under Hurst, there was some logic. Under Cox, that has been hard to find. Eisa has suffered more than most from this.
Incidentally – I am assuming that the switch of CBs at half-time was pre-planned and not an injury.
Anybody know?January 17, 2021 at 6:27 am #201120IronaweParticipantOffline
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It was planned according to Cox – wanting to get 45 minutes into their legsJanuary 17, 2021 at 9:52 am #201122
The switch wasn’t planned at half time cox said his hamstring felt tight so he brought him off. Why play him from the off he was not match fit. He say’s he wont rush players back and that is exactly what he did.January 17, 2021 at 9:52 am #201123
It was planned according to Cox – wanting to get 45 minutes into their legs
That’s absolutely true, so we wait till next Wednesday when Cox announces that McGahey is out injured for another 4 to 6 weeks with an aggravation of his hamstring injury.January 17, 2021 at 10:08 am #201124
Cox said it wasn’t pre-planned he wanted to get him 60-70 minutes but he felt a tightness so he took him off at half time instead. Still a stupid chance to play him in the first place with his injury record so like you say he might be out again for a number of games. He is another one that is injury proned.January 17, 2021 at 10:53 am #201130waltersleftfootParticipantOffline
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As Les said earlier in the 70s we had battlers,Dudley Roberts Tommy Horsfall Derek Charley Neil Warnock Harry Kirk Stu Pilling the list goes on not great players but they would give their all this lot we have could learn a lotJanuary 18, 2021 at 10:38 am #201186
I go back mid 1960s and this is the worse team I have seen representing Scunthorpe United by a country mile. Its totally unacceptable and action needs to be taken today. Swann you are a disgrace. If I never go to Glanford Park again it’s down to you,you have destroyed our proud little football club. There are very few if any new young supporters waiting to fill the gaps us oldies will leave because of the shambles you have created. All the debt is down to you and your incompetance so make sure you pay it and then go. I despise you and the way you have misstreated our club and us the supporters. I’m running out of words that can be used on this platform that accurately describe my true feelings of your ineptitude and dictatorial methods you have employed as chairman.January 18, 2021 at 11:38 am #201190
I don’t even live in the town and still know a number of youngsters who have quit because the football is so boring!
The number of adults – if they are not just blowing off steam – could be approaching double figures!January 18, 2021 at 1:31 pm #201199
Plenty of young UN’s coming through j charles. Noggers bus used to be a saga crew bus but of late numerous youths are now travelling,though to the dismay of some on the bus. If you don’t want to go anymore just jog on,but don’t make out there’s no new fans coming through.January 18, 2021 at 3:36 pm #201213
Awaywego, please explain in English what your post is all about, what language are to trying to communicate in? Oh and by the way dont tell me to jog on, I never said I didn’t want to go anymore. You dont know me or my circumstances so keep your cheap remarks to yourself.January 18, 2021 at 7:25 pm #201226
Plenty of new young fans coming to support utd,simple enough for you. Under the thread Booooooooooo, “Can’t see me attending Glanford park again” your words not mine j charles,so yes just jog on.January 18, 2021 at 9:13 pm #201244
Awaywego My words were if I never attend Glanford park again and not cant see me attending Glanford park, I also said very few if any new fans not no new fans,you obviously have a problem reading as well as writing. One thing I did say though was how difficult it was to find the correct words to describe how I feel about the situation and certain people, however with you it’s quite easy its idiot. Now you can jog on.January 18, 2021 at 9:24 pm #201249
Give Awaywego a break charlieboy, if you’d spent two thirds of your formative years up a floodlight pylon, you would probably be an idiot too.January 18, 2021 at 10:24 pm #201255TwoWrightsParticipantOffline
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Swampy AWG?January 19, 2021 at 10:07 am #201274
Oh Charlie, you couldn’t even be bothered to look up your reply on the Boooooooooo thread “CANT SEE ME ATTENDING GLANFORD PARK AGAIN”. What an idiot you are, you can’t even remember what you wrote,I don’t have a problem with reading after all do I?.Nice to see a couple of Muppets supporting you guess they didn’t read the thread either. Feel free to apologize when your ready. Then jog on.January 19, 2021 at 10:14 am #201276
In the words of Kevin Keegan, ” I just luv it, luv it when she bites “.January 19, 2021 at 12:09 pm #201280
Stop digging that hole Ironawe,your just as embarrassing as Keegan was with his rant, gave everybody a good laugh though at the time.
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