Posts tagged Fat Lucas
Posts tagged Fat Lucas
Swindon has started in the Premier League with rather disappointing flair. There have been few bright spots in this season. One such bright spot was when OJ Green put not one but two headers in the back of the net.
With few exceptions Swindon has been taking draw after draw on the green which is barely good enough to keep them out of the bottom three in the league. I know that Coach Brothers stated that he only wanted to remain in the Premier League this year.
I think I speak for all of the Swindon fans when I say it would be nice to win a few more matches and get to the top of the table. I know that right now winning the whole thing is nearly impossible with the current squad but a few more non-draws would be better.
As this season marches on it also becomes more evident we are going to have to replace most of the squad. Coach Brothers has become to attached to some of the players on this team and needs to start making better decisions for the sake of winning. Will the players be missed? Of course they will. I have even had a few of them sleeping in my basement from time to time after a great victory (takes a moment to remember the FA Cup fiasco) I believe that the fan base will understand that as the team marches on other players have to come in and the old guard will have to go.
The Swindon supporters are a hardy bunch and much like with D. Lucas (our first hero of Swindon Town) the replaced players will be missed and will always be thought of fondly but if the team is to win then some tough decisions need to be made and they need to be made now and not when the team is back in the Championship League with less money than they have now.
He is the heart and soul of the Swindon Town defense. He is the one and only goal keeper in all of FIFA to scare strikers into missing. I give you our first Home Town Hero.
DAVID “FAT” LUCAS
He is big, He is wide, He is always on our side!!
In his final season D. Lucas eventually gave the keeper shirt to P. Smith because he felt it was best for the team. When Coach Brothers announced his intentions to put D. Lucas in during the FA Cup a lot of questions came up. Would he be able to preform?, Would he be able to play a whole game?, How many goals would he allow to be scored?, And many, others.
When Lucas held Chelsea to zero goals there was a limited celebration on the sidelines because Coach knew that penalties were not Lucas strong suit. Couple that with the fact that they were going up against one of the greatest keepers in the world and Swindon’s chances didn’t look good. Then not only did Swindon score on EVERY penalty kick but Lucas was able to block two by simply scaring Chelsea. When the final kick was missed Lucas had a stunned resolution and after that it was all party.
So please join me in congratulating David Lucas as a our first member of the Swindon Town Home Town Heroes!!
Soon: What is next for D. Lucas
When Coach Brothers substitute coached for Swindon town during the 2010 season I don’t believe anybody could have imagined where the Swoodilypoopers would be today. What started out as an interesting opportunity for Coach became a quick obsession. At the end of his final match as the sub coach the owner of Swindon Town overheard him say he could see himself doing this full time one day. When the previous coach stepped down due to medical concerns the owner immediately called up John Green Brothers and offered him the job. After a bit of negotiation, John had to move form American after all, he officially became Coach Brothers of Swindon Town.
At first his coaching methods were very unorthodox to veteran players and coaches alike. However after only a few games it became very apparent that this coach had something others did not. Even with his initial team shake up of bringing in Bald John Green and John Bennet (now Other John Green) he was able to bring his team together in ways that other coaches only dreamed of.
The fist season was an emotional high for Swindon Town. They were winning games by huge margins that the once would have lost by the same amount. Even though they didn’t win the League Swindon Town Swoodilypoopers advanced the the Championship League. With high expectations still racing Coach brothers announced that they planed to win not only the League but also the FA Cup avenging their loss to Manchester United the year before. It was a lofty goal but the season started out strong with Swindon defeating opponent after opponent.
Then about a third of the way though the season disaster struck when Bald John Green was injured. It was a dark time for the team and they dropped quite a few games and came dangerously close not even placing in the League. Once B Green was back on the pitch the team picked up is pace once again and clawed it way back to the top of the League.
In a fateful game against Leeds United Swindon was able to have a victory celebration not only knowing the Premiership League was in their future but that they had placed first in the N-Power Championship League. The game was not their best winning with a score of only 2 to 1 but as my grandfather says, “It only takes one point to win”. What stood out about this game was that it was played with their B squad finally proving that S Town fully belonged where they were.
Now the final game approached for Swindon Town. The FA Cup final. With one trophy already on their shelf Swindon was on the hunt for another one. Going up a team like Chelsea Coach Brothers put the best of the best on the pitch. In one of the best displays of attack and defense Swindon has ever shown they were able to hold the mighty Chelsea nil - nil in the first half. Moving into the second half the game was slowly but steadily tipping into Chelsea’s favor. They controlled the ball more, they moved the ball better, they tackled in all the right places, but the defense of Swindon held strong. Led by none other than D. “Fat” Lucas at goal they denied even one goal for the entire game including extra time.
Surely defeated Coach Brothers announced the game was over because there was no way Swindon could win on penalty kicks. That is when it became apparent that he was the right man for the right job. Not because he doubted his teams ability in a shoot out but because after two years of coaching the Hero’s of Swindon Town showed him their heart. Courageously one after another they got up and found the back of the net. Even when they didn’t have the skill the willed the ball past one of the best keepers in the game. Then in a stirring turn of events Lucas did something nobody had never done. He blocked a goal. Not by jumping in front of the ball, not by diving in the right direction, but by shear willpower he caused the ball to miss.
Then a second one.
At first nobody moved, I think the entire complex was in awe. Then it suddenly dawned on Lucas that the FA Cup was theirs and theirs alone. Swindon town had done it. They had won the FA Cup only one week after taking the N-Power Championship League cup. No longer were they a team to be thought little of. Swindon Town accomplished what few teams even dream possible.
Now Swindon has a new League to concur and a new goal on the horizon. Players will be traded and new friends will be made, but Swindon Town will never forget those hero’s who proved time and time again that you cannot buy a trophy with anything but heart.
Another grey day in England brought Swindon Town to the pitch. This time to meet a sister club on green. Today they would be playing against Watford. A team they had only trained with in friendly scrimmages until now.
Up front today we had O Green and C. Austin as our primary strikers with D. Lucas at goal. The game did not take long to get under way with Cteve putting two in the back of the net before reaching the 20th minute. It seems very comfortable to think of Cteve as the number 3 striker on the team right behind the Greens. Not to be ignored D. Cowie charged on in on Lucas during the 13th minute to find S-Towns goal. Moving deeper into the second half Fitz Hall, who is a little known center mid-fielder for Swindon Town, comes up with a goal of his own in the 32nd minute. Ending the half on a not so good note S. Ramsden land himself a red card in the 43rd minute of the game taking the Swoodilypoopers down to 10 men for the second half.
The second half was a rather uneventful event with O Green scoring in the 76th minute taking Swindon Town to a decided victory of 4 - 1 over Watford. It is worth mentioning that Swindon Town had 6 shots on goal with 4 goals scored and D. Lucas had 3 saves to his one goal allowed. Even though Swindon Town is a League One transplant up to the Championship League they are proving that they can play and they can contend.
Next: Team Overview
Later: Moar stuff
Another over cast day on the pitch brings out Swindon Town with O Green back with the captains band on and ready to lead the charge. The Swoodilypoopers find themselves up against FC Twente a Dutch team in the Euro league. This would prove to be a big game for Swindon Town both for renown and monetarily.
The game got off to a horrible start when S. Cuthbert took a red card in the 11th minute. Then Fat Lucas proved his worth with an amazing penalty kick save that kept the game nil - nil. Now down to ten men the Swindon Town Swoodilypoopers kept the game scoreless in the first half.
At the start of the fist half things were looking good and that the team was going to keep FC Twente out of the game. Then things went awry with an own goal in the 52nd minute when S-Town couldn’t clear the ball after another save against a bullet shot.
Then in the last minute of the game O Green had a break away that could have changed the game but he just couldn’t finish. Taking a shot it was deflected by the goal. Picking up his own rebound he danced around the defenders and took another shot which was prevented and then cleared by FC Twente ending the game with a 0 - 1 loss for Swindon Town
The real story of this game is our man Lucas who kept FC Twente from scoring (save the own goal) with only 10 men on the pitch. Regardless of what the assistant coach says Lucas has proven his worth over and over and over again for this team. I hope we NEVER trade Lucas and keep him and let him be the first to hold up the Premier League Trophy.
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