SWINDON TOWN: McEveley happy with decision to put off surgery

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jay McEveley played through the pain barrier before going under the knife in Italy Jay McEveley played through the pain barrier before going under the knife in Italy

JAY McEveley has admitted he played through the pain barrier as he dealt with the onset of his knee injury, but the full-back is convinced he did the right thing in putting surgery off until absolutely necessary.

The Scouser, who is closing in on a return to the Swindon Town first team, struggled for several weeks prior to going under the knife at the Villa Stuart rehabilitation centre on the outskirts of Rome last month but continued to turn out for the Robins.

Though he found it physically draining to prepare himself for competitive action during that period, the buzz of being part of a Swindon side competing for a League One play-off place kept him going. On the face of it, prolonging the anguish may have seemed a little foolhardy, but McEveley feels he made the right decision at the right time.

He told the Advertiser: “I was managing it, I was playing with it a little bit and it really needed doing, to be honest with you.

“I was really struggling during the week to get myself right for the Saturdays or for the Tuesday games.

“I didn’t really mention it, to be honest, because I just wanted to carry on playing but it just came to a point against Notts County where I flicked a bit of the cartilage off and it just wasn’t right.

“I knew it was going to have to get done sooner rather than later so I just took the decision. There was a week where we didn’t have a game, it was the FA Cup weekend, and that gave me a two-week gap where we wouldn’t be playing a lot of games.

“I know two games got called off (over Christmas) but it’s helped me a lot. I think I’ve only missed five or six which isn’t too bad after you’ve had surgery.

“Hopefully I can get myself back in the team.

“I think I did it at the right time. When I say I was struggling, I could just feel it now and again, not all the time just in certain movements.

“When you’re on the pitch and the adrenaline is pumping you don’t really feel anything, you feel it afterwards and then you’re icing and getting yourself ready for the next game.

“It’s come at a time where I thought I could get it done.

“The diagnosis was six to eight weeks and I thought I’d get it done and maybe get myself back for the second half of the season, so it came at the right time.”

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6:31am Thu 17 Jan 13

robstfc says...

Anyone heard the news on the BBC this morning? Town likely to appoint accountants to help restructure finance and cut wage bill to try to avoid administration....,, just heard it at 6.30. Not sure if this is old news or something more than we'd heard before....
Anyone heard the news on the BBC this morning? Town likely to appoint accountants to help restructure finance and cut wage bill to try to avoid administration....,, just heard it at 6.30. Not sure if this is old news or something more than we'd heard before.... robstfc

6:32am Thu 17 Jan 13

grove red says...

NOT GOOD NEWS THIS MORNING.

17 January 2013 Last updated at 06:15

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r.print..Swindon Town consider entering administration to cut £13m debts
Swindon Town could be forced in to administration in order to reduce their debts - thought to be around £13m.

BBC Wiltshire has learned Swindon's owner, Andrew Black, is unwilling to put in further funds, and is actively seeking fresh investment.

Around £9m is set to be wiped from the deficit if they enter administration for a third time in their history, but they may then face a points deduction.

Town are likely to appoint accountants to restructure their finances.

A reduction in the monthly playing budget at Swindon - which is believed to be in excess of £250,000 - is likely to be a priority, meaning League One's fifth-placed club could be forced to sell players.

And if entering administration is their only viable option, the Football League could impose a 10-point penalty.

Who is Andrew Black?
Black was co-founder of betting exchange Betfair.

He was part of a consortium, led by ex-chairman Andrew Fitton, which took over Swindon in 2008.

Although rarely seen at the County Ground, his investment has put Town in the top 30 richest football clubs in England.

When Paolo Di Canio was appointed as manager in May 2011, he was given substantial funds to add to the Swindon squad and last season the re-shuffle paid dividends, as he led them back to League One as champions at the first time of asking.

Di Canio went on to make seven signings over the summer but it eventually led to the club breaking Football League regulations by overspending on wages and fees, and they were given a month-long transfer embargo earlier this season.

New chairman Sir William Patey, who replaced Jeremy Wray the week after the embargo was sanctioned, said earlier this month that no money would be available for Di Canio to spend in the January transfer window.

Patey added: "The dream scenario is we'd be in the Championship with new investors and new owners, but there are a lot of other things that could happen too, and I do stress the money situation is extremely tight."

And on being told he may not be able to re-sign key loan players Chris Martin, Danny Hollands and John Bostock, Di Canio said he would be willing to invest up to £30,000 of his own money to keep them at the County Ground.

Owner Black was part of a consortium which took over Swindon in 2008.

A board meeting has been called for Saturday, with several external parties understood to be interested in purchasing the club.
NOT GOOD NEWS THIS MORNING. 17 January 2013 Last updated at 06:15 Share this page 7ShareFacebookTwitte r.print..Swindon Town consider entering administration to cut £13m debts Swindon Town could be forced in to administration in order to reduce their debts - thought to be around £13m. BBC Wiltshire has learned Swindon's owner, Andrew Black, is unwilling to put in further funds, and is actively seeking fresh investment. Around £9m is set to be wiped from the deficit if they enter administration for a third time in their history, but they may then face a points deduction. Town are likely to appoint accountants to restructure their finances. A reduction in the monthly playing budget at Swindon - which is believed to be in excess of £250,000 - is likely to be a priority, meaning League One's fifth-placed club could be forced to sell players. And if entering administration is their only viable option, the Football League could impose a 10-point penalty. Who is Andrew Black? Black was co-founder of betting exchange Betfair. He was part of a consortium, led by ex-chairman Andrew Fitton, which took over Swindon in 2008. Although rarely seen at the County Ground, his investment has put Town in the top 30 richest football clubs in England. When Paolo Di Canio was appointed as manager in May 2011, he was given substantial funds to add to the Swindon squad and last season the re-shuffle paid dividends, as he led them back to League One as champions at the first time of asking. Di Canio went on to make seven signings over the summer but it eventually led to the club breaking Football League regulations by overspending on wages and fees, and they were given a month-long transfer embargo earlier this season. New chairman Sir William Patey, who replaced Jeremy Wray the week after the embargo was sanctioned, said earlier this month that no money would be available for Di Canio to spend in the January transfer window. Patey added: "The dream scenario is we'd be in the Championship with new investors and new owners, but there are a lot of other things that could happen too, and I do stress the money situation is extremely tight." And on being told he may not be able to re-sign key loan players Chris Martin, Danny Hollands and John Bostock, Di Canio said he would be willing to invest up to £30,000 of his own money to keep them at the County Ground. Owner Black was part of a consortium which took over Swindon in 2008. A board meeting has been called for Saturday, with several external parties understood to be interested in purchasing the club. grove red

6:52am Thu 17 Jan 13

Lambourn Red says...

I had heard this last week but did not want to believe it, black has lost a lot of money on the stock exchange and is looking to cut his losses.
Patey was only ever brought in to broker a new deal which is now clearly evident. I can't see PDC sticking around if he is going to have to sell his players and lose 10 points bad times return again that is why you have to enjoy the good times whil they here at a club like ours
I had heard this last week but did not want to believe it, black has lost a lot of money on the stock exchange and is looking to cut his losses. Patey was only ever brought in to broker a new deal which is now clearly evident. I can't see PDC sticking around if he is going to have to sell his players and lose 10 points bad times return again that is why you have to enjoy the good times whil they here at a club like ours Lambourn Red

6:57am Thu 17 Jan 13

grove red says...

who was the guy power who wanted the club a while back?? wonder if he is still about.
who was the guy power who wanted the club a while back?? wonder if he is still about. grove red

6:57am Thu 17 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

Old news!!

We know all this, we spoke about this at length last week.

I just hope that SWP has/can secure new investment.

Does say in the article; that apparently there are potential buyers.......

Lets keep fingers crossed and see what happens.........

At least 10 points wont automatically get us relegated......

God, i hate this game sometimes.....

Nevermind, welcome to being a Swindon Town Fan........

Louis :-((((
Old news!! We know all this, we spoke about this at length last week. I just hope that SWP has/can secure new investment. Does say in the article; that apparently there are potential buyers....... Lets keep fingers crossed and see what happens......... At least 10 points wont automatically get us relegated...... God, i hate this game sometimes..... Nevermind, welcome to being a Swindon Town Fan........ Louis :-(((( louiscassius

7:00am Thu 17 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

Sat's meeting must be very key...

I wonder if the interested parties will be there on Sat or at the game......

We'll have to see if SWP is there and who he's sat next to??

Louis :-))
Sat's meeting must be very key... I wonder if the interested parties will be there on Sat or at the game...... We'll have to see if SWP is there and who he's sat next to?? Louis :-)) louiscassius

7:03am Thu 17 Jan 13

bowralbob says...

grove red wrote:
NOT GOOD NEWS THIS MORNING.

17 January 2013 Last updated at 06:15

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r.print..Swindon Town consider entering administration to cut £13m debts
Swindon Town could be forced in to administration in order to reduce their debts - thought to be around £13m.

BBC Wiltshire has learned Swindon's owner, Andrew Black, is unwilling to put in further funds, and is actively seeking fresh investment.

Around £9m is set to be wiped from the deficit if they enter administration for a third time in their history, but they may then face a points deduction.

Town are likely to appoint accountants to restructure their finances.

A reduction in the monthly playing budget at Swindon - which is believed to be in excess of £250,000 - is likely to be a priority, meaning League One's fifth-placed club could be forced to sell players.

And if entering administration is their only viable option, the Football League could impose a 10-point penalty.

Who is Andrew Black?
Black was co-founder of betting exchange Betfair.

He was part of a consortium, led by ex-chairman Andrew Fitton, which took over Swindon in 2008.

Although rarely seen at the County Ground, his investment has put Town in the top 30 richest football clubs in England.

When Paolo Di Canio was appointed as manager in May 2011, he was given substantial funds to add to the Swindon squad and last season the re-shuffle paid dividends, as he led them back to League One as champions at the first time of asking.

Di Canio went on to make seven signings over the summer but it eventually led to the club breaking Football League regulations by overspending on wages and fees, and they were given a month-long transfer embargo earlier this season.

New chairman Sir William Patey, who replaced Jeremy Wray the week after the embargo was sanctioned, said earlier this month that no money would be available for Di Canio to spend in the January transfer window.

Patey added: "The dream scenario is we'd be in the Championship with new investors and new owners, but there are a lot of other things that could happen too, and I do stress the money situation is extremely tight."

And on being told he may not be able to re-sign key loan players Chris Martin, Danny Hollands and John Bostock, Di Canio said he would be willing to invest up to £30,000 of his own money to keep them at the County Ground.

Owner Black was part of a consortium which took over Swindon in 2008.

A board meeting has been called for Saturday, with several external parties understood to be interested in purchasing the club.
I'll be interested to learn if Mr. Black has found a buyer as it appears we are backed firmly into a corner. No more from the current owners and a possible administration and 10 point deduction as well.
It is best not to panic just yet but ....................
............
I do wish we could have had Andrew Fitton still around as he had the finances under control. Now it's a wait and see situation.
[quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: NOT GOOD NEWS THIS MORNING. 17 January 2013 Last updated at 06:15 Share this page 7ShareFacebookTwitte r.print..Swindon Town consider entering administration to cut £13m debts Swindon Town could be forced in to administration in order to reduce their debts - thought to be around £13m. BBC Wiltshire has learned Swindon's owner, Andrew Black, is unwilling to put in further funds, and is actively seeking fresh investment. Around £9m is set to be wiped from the deficit if they enter administration for a third time in their history, but they may then face a points deduction. Town are likely to appoint accountants to restructure their finances. A reduction in the monthly playing budget at Swindon - which is believed to be in excess of £250,000 - is likely to be a priority, meaning League One's fifth-placed club could be forced to sell players. And if entering administration is their only viable option, the Football League could impose a 10-point penalty. Who is Andrew Black? Black was co-founder of betting exchange Betfair. He was part of a consortium, led by ex-chairman Andrew Fitton, which took over Swindon in 2008. Although rarely seen at the County Ground, his investment has put Town in the top 30 richest football clubs in England. When Paolo Di Canio was appointed as manager in May 2011, he was given substantial funds to add to the Swindon squad and last season the re-shuffle paid dividends, as he led them back to League One as champions at the first time of asking. Di Canio went on to make seven signings over the summer but it eventually led to the club breaking Football League regulations by overspending on wages and fees, and they were given a month-long transfer embargo earlier this season. New chairman Sir William Patey, who replaced Jeremy Wray the week after the embargo was sanctioned, said earlier this month that no money would be available for Di Canio to spend in the January transfer window. Patey added: "The dream scenario is we'd be in the Championship with new investors and new owners, but there are a lot of other things that could happen too, and I do stress the money situation is extremely tight." And on being told he may not be able to re-sign key loan players Chris Martin, Danny Hollands and John Bostock, Di Canio said he would be willing to invest up to £30,000 of his own money to keep them at the County Ground. Owner Black was part of a consortium which took over Swindon in 2008. A board meeting has been called for Saturday, with several external parties understood to be interested in purchasing the club.[/p][/quote]I'll be interested to learn if Mr. Black has found a buyer as it appears we are backed firmly into a corner. No more from the current owners and a possible administration and 10 point deduction as well. It is best not to panic just yet but .................... ............ I do wish we could have had Andrew Fitton still around as he had the finances under control. Now it's a wait and see situation. bowralbob

7:22am Thu 17 Jan 13

robstfc says...

Could they possibly be mentioning risk of administration to try to hurry along a sale with a potential new owner..... Lets hope so anyway.......!!!!

Can't get my head around this news this morning although we all know spending has appeared out of control, so guess shouldn't be a surprise... That's life as a Swindon fan unfortunately.....
Could they possibly be mentioning risk of administration to try to hurry along a sale with a potential new owner..... Lets hope so anyway.......!!!! Can't get my head around this news this morning although we all know spending has appeared out of control, so guess shouldn't be a surprise... That's life as a Swindon fan unfortunately..... robstfc

7:27am Thu 17 Jan 13

jayden says...

Think its about time the club let us fans no for sure instead of letting the fans get carried away with thoughts of promotion .If we have to sell a player or 2 then so be it but please let s know asp.
Think its about time the club let us fans no for sure instead of letting the fans get carried away with thoughts of promotion .If we have to sell a player or 2 then so be it but please let s know asp. jayden

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