We didn't bother to do a match day thread for last nights Swindon game.....most fans aren't interested in this Cup competition....especially playing bigger clubs U21's.....but I personally was surprised how easily Swindon won this one 3-0.....we had just come off our best result of the season 1-0 against Wimbledon.....notice I didn't say best performance of the season. We did swap things about a bit....rested Carey, Ladapo, Macey, Songo'o etc....but so did Swindon, bringing in seven players who didn't play in their 1-1 draw against Northampton. Two of our returning players were Ness and Sarcevic....bit of match time and certainly not seen as weakening our starting line up....Fletcher up front playing as a lone striker probably was weakening our attacking ability....he hasn't got the physical presence and is still too young to cope with stronger defenders. Letheren in goal not sure how he played....would Macey have done any better ? Derek Adams repeated his summer clear out like the season before.....but has it improved the squad from the previous season....most of us would say no.....Ok we lost Sonny Bradley (sounds as if we could have kept him) Oscar Threlkeld wanted to move on and Zak Vyner returned to his parent club.....those three are sorely missed....of the replacements ironically the best defender seems to be Falkirk's Peter Grant who has only got in the team because of everyone in the pecking order in front of him getting injured.....why did it only happen when it was forced on Adams through injuries ?.....the back four certainly missed the protection of Songo'o in front of them last night. Last night Adams started Lameiras...but took him off at halt-time when we were 2-0 down ? had he intended to give him only 45 minutes....surely Adams hadn't accepted at half-time that we were going to lose and took him off with Saturday in mind....so we played the second half without either of our play-makers. If Adams resting of key players doesn't bring the desired effect on Saturday against Oxford and we lose....then I can see a season of struggle against relegation going down to the wire.....will our new top director (Hallett) who takes over at the end of the month.....produce some real dosh in January to save Adams face from a drop into Div 2.....time and results will tell. PS.....Div2.....Swindon...P12...W4...D5...L3...17goals for...16 against...17pts...13th.....not exactly flying....giving goals away....but not at Home Park.