SWINDON TOWN: Benson linked with Rovers

Paul Benson is wanted by Bristol Rovers

Paul Benson is wanted by Bristol Rovers

First published in Sport

SWINDON Town striker Paul Benson is the subject of reported interest from Bristol Rovers.

The forward, who has recently returned from a two-month loan stint at Portsmouth, has already turned down the chance to move to Bradford and Cheltenham.

Now the Bristol Evening Post have said that the Memorial Stadium outfit are keen to take the 33-year-old on loan for the remainder of the campaign.

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7:17am Mon 21 Jan 13

Lazaat says...

Seems like Paul is content to see out his contract here and not play any football, seems a strange decision for a 33 year old? And why would he go to Rovers when he didn't want to go to promotion chasing Cheltenham?
Seems like Paul is content to see out his contract here and not play any football, seems a strange decision for a 33 year old? And why would he go to Rovers when he didn't want to go to promotion chasing Cheltenham? Lazaat
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7:45am Mon 21 Jan 13

sadgit says...

Strange indeed Lazaat.
Must be sitting on a nice little earner.
Not helping our cause much though is it.
Strange indeed Lazaat. Must be sitting on a nice little earner. Not helping our cause much though is it. sadgit
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7:50am Mon 21 Jan 13

London Red says...

There is still 10 days of the cat and mouse game to go
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We fans never really know what is going on and PB may info we don't!
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Why settle for the first offer?
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As the days go by Pompey may come back with a bigger % and we may drop our demands and meet in the middle?
There is still 10 days of the cat and mouse game to go . We fans never really know what is going on and PB may info we don't! . Why settle for the first offer? . As the days go by Pompey may come back with a bigger % and we may drop our demands and meet in the middle? London Red
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7:52am Mon 21 Jan 13

London Red says...

There is still 10 days of the cat and mouse game to go
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We fans never really know what is going on and PB may have info we don't!
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Why settle for the first offer?
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As the days go by Pompey may come back with a bigger % and we may drop our demands and meet in the middle?
There is still 10 days of the cat and mouse game to go . We fans never really know what is going on and PB may have info we don't! . Why settle for the first offer? . As the days go by Pompey may come back with a bigger % and we may drop our demands and meet in the middle? London Red
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8:34am Mon 21 Jan 13

stfc2012 says...

He'll be on a few quid here. Maybe a promotion bonus. Fair play to him. Though I'd have thought a loan move would suit all. He'll be out come deadline day.
He'll be on a few quid here. Maybe a promotion bonus. Fair play to him. Though I'd have thought a loan move would suit all. He'll be out come deadline day. stfc2012
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8:37am Mon 21 Jan 13

chrystovski says...

If he's only after a loan move don't forget he can move until the last week of March so I'd imagine he's in no rush to make a decision.
If he's only after a loan move don't forget he can move until the last week of March so I'd imagine he's in no rush to make a decision. chrystovski
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9:51am Mon 21 Jan 13

Rhs Boydy says...

I don't think Benno is too happy at not being allowed to stay at Pompey and possibly he's now just turning down moves to try and force through his prefered move. All the offers so far seem to have been loans so I suppose why should he accept a move to league 2 when a league 1 club wants him.
I hope a move that good for both the club and him can be sorted as his goals were invaluable in getting us the championship last year and he's always come across as a proffesional man.
I don't think Benno is too happy at not being allowed to stay at Pompey and possibly he's now just turning down moves to try and force through his prefered move. All the offers so far seem to have been loans so I suppose why should he accept a move to league 2 when a league 1 club wants him. I hope a move that good for both the club and him can be sorted as his goals were invaluable in getting us the championship last year and he's always come across as a proffesional man. Rhs Boydy
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10:14am Mon 21 Jan 13

oncearedalwaysared says...

The reason PDC won't agree to extending his move to Pompey is because of the percentage of his wages that we are still responsible for. Any new deal would obviously be done at a more advantageous rate for us.

Paul, as fond as we all are of him, is playing a rather risky game at this stage in his career and could end up in obscurity here. Much better to be playing somewhere and remaining in the shop window for prospective employers to come knocking in the summer.
The reason PDC won't agree to extending his move to Pompey is because of the percentage of his wages that we are still responsible for. Any new deal would obviously be done at a more advantageous rate for us. Paul, as fond as we all are of him, is playing a rather risky game at this stage in his career and could end up in obscurity here. Much better to be playing somewhere and remaining in the shop window for prospective employers to come knocking in the summer. oncearedalwaysared
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10:38am Mon 21 Jan 13

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

If Chris Martin returns to Norwich City at the end of the month, as is probable given the new financial concerns we now have, surely there might be a case to keep Benno at the County Ground.
If Chris Martin returns to Norwich City at the end of the month, as is probable given the new financial concerns we now have, surely there might be a case to keep Benno at the County Ground. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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10:43am Mon 21 Jan 13

EastleazeRed says...

You can also make your feelings known on his twitter page @ChrisDunlavy.
You can also make your feelings known on his twitter page @ChrisDunlavy. EastleazeRed
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10:48am Mon 21 Jan 13

EastleazeRed says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
You can also make your feelings known on his twitter page @ChrisDunlavy.
opps wrong thread
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: You can also make your feelings known on his twitter page @ChrisDunlavy.[/p][/quote]opps wrong thread EastleazeRed
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10:54am Mon 21 Jan 13

old town robin says...

Rhs Boydy wrote:
I don't think Benno is too happy at not being allowed to stay at Pompey and possibly he's now just turning down moves to try and force through his prefered move. All the offers so far seem to have been loans so I suppose why should he accept a move to league 2 when a league 1 club wants him.
I hope a move that good for both the club and him can be sorted as his goals were invaluable in getting us the championship last year and he's always come across as a proffesional man.
I think you're right Rhs, he is peeved at not being allowed to return to Pompey, but if he was asked to take a pay-cut to accept the wage they are prepared to pay with no obligation for Swindon to top it up, Would he do it, I don't think so. Why should we continue to pay his wage to play for someone else of his choice? If another club makes a better offer, even if they are a div 2 club, that's where Pompey will be next season anyway, so can't see playing in div 2 being an issue for him..
[quote][p][bold]Rhs Boydy[/bold] wrote: I don't think Benno is too happy at not being allowed to stay at Pompey and possibly he's now just turning down moves to try and force through his prefered move. All the offers so far seem to have been loans so I suppose why should he accept a move to league 2 when a league 1 club wants him. I hope a move that good for both the club and him can be sorted as his goals were invaluable in getting us the championship last year and he's always come across as a proffesional man.[/p][/quote]I think you're right Rhs, he is peeved at not being allowed to return to Pompey, but if he was asked to take a pay-cut to accept the wage they are prepared to pay with no obligation for Swindon to top it up, Would he do it, I don't think so. Why should we continue to pay his wage to play for someone else of his choice? If another club makes a better offer, even if they are a div 2 club, that's where Pompey will be next season anyway, so can't see playing in div 2 being an issue for him.. old town robin
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11:07am Mon 21 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

old town robin wrote:
Rhs Boydy wrote:
I don't think Benno is too happy at not being allowed to stay at Pompey and possibly he's now just turning down moves to try and force through his prefered move. All the offers so far seem to have been loans so I suppose why should he accept a move to league 2 when a league 1 club wants him.
I hope a move that good for both the club and him can be sorted as his goals were invaluable in getting us the championship last year and he's always come across as a proffesional man.
I think you're right Rhs, he is peeved at not being allowed to return to Pompey, but if he was asked to take a pay-cut to accept the wage they are prepared to pay with no obligation for Swindon to top it up, Would he do it, I don't think so. Why should we continue to pay his wage to play for someone else of his choice? If another club makes a better offer, even if they are a div 2 club, that's where Pompey will be next season anyway, so can't see playing in div 2 being an issue for him..
He'd already said he didn't mind playing in league 2 with Pompey....he needs to play but maybe he is expecting Martin to go back at the end of the month and give himself another opportunity at Swindon?
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rhs Boydy[/bold] wrote: I don't think Benno is too happy at not being allowed to stay at Pompey and possibly he's now just turning down moves to try and force through his prefered move. All the offers so far seem to have been loans so I suppose why should he accept a move to league 2 when a league 1 club wants him. I hope a move that good for both the club and him can be sorted as his goals were invaluable in getting us the championship last year and he's always come across as a proffesional man.[/p][/quote]I think you're right Rhs, he is peeved at not being allowed to return to Pompey, but if he was asked to take a pay-cut to accept the wage they are prepared to pay with no obligation for Swindon to top it up, Would he do it, I don't think so. Why should we continue to pay his wage to play for someone else of his choice? If another club makes a better offer, even if they are a div 2 club, that's where Pompey will be next season anyway, so can't see playing in div 2 being an issue for him..[/p][/quote]He'd already said he didn't mind playing in league 2 with Pompey....he needs to play but maybe he is expecting Martin to go back at the end of the month and give himself another opportunity at Swindon? SAPFanSTFC
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12:25pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Wilesy says...

I'm surprised he would turn down the opportunity of any 2 year contract at his age, regardless of division. Hope he doesn't come to regret that decision.
I'm surprised he would turn down the opportunity of any 2 year contract at his age, regardless of division. Hope he doesn't come to regret that decision. Wilesy
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1:31pm Mon 21 Jan 13

STFCman&boy1973 says...

I seem to recall he's training to be an accountant, so maybe playing football isn't what he wants to do, unless its at his preferred club...
I seem to recall he's training to be an accountant, so maybe playing football isn't what he wants to do, unless its at his preferred club... STFCman&boy1973
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1:53pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Angolan Red says...

Don Rogers said he thought Benson was one of our better players and I tend to agree, Benson, caddis ,Rooney back and if Decanio doesnt like it he can go
Don Rogers said he thought Benson was one of our better players and I tend to agree, Benson, caddis ,Rooney back and if Decanio doesnt like it he can go Angolan Red
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2:13pm Mon 21 Jan 13

London Red says...

PdC is the boss and makes the decisions on playing staff - if Angolan doesn't like it he can go!
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PdC over any player - HE is why we are:
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The best Football league team in 2012
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3rd best in England in 2012
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The current top scorers and tighest defence in L1
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Not to mention his shabby win ratio of 58% and PPG equivalent of 1.91
PdC is the boss and makes the decisions on playing staff - if Angolan doesn't like it he can go! . PdC over any player - HE is why we are: . The best Football league team in 2012 . 3rd best in England in 2012 . The current top scorers and tighest defence in L1 . Not to mention his shabby win ratio of 58% and PPG equivalent of 1.91 London Red
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8:34pm Mon 21 Jan 13

joey butler says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
If Chris Martin returns to Norwich City at the end of the month, as is probable given the new financial concerns we now have, surely there might be a case to keep Benno at the County Ground.
Old Stager,

As usual a very sensible view from you.

You may be 'old' but often speak much more sense than some of the 'younger' posters on here.

Patey made VERY clear over the weekend that Martin and Hollands cannot stay beyond their current loans, unless we are magically sold in the next few days, which is hardly likely??
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: If Chris Martin returns to Norwich City at the end of the month, as is probable given the new financial concerns we now have, surely there might be a case to keep Benno at the County Ground.[/p][/quote]Old Stager, As usual a very sensible view from you. You may be 'old' but often speak much more sense than some of the 'younger' posters on here. Patey made VERY clear over the weekend that Martin and Hollands cannot stay beyond their current loans, unless we are magically sold in the next few days, which is hardly likely?? joey butler
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9:18pm Mon 21 Jan 13

forzaswindon12 says...

still got those loans for the next 3 difficult away games - could make the difference.
still got those loans for the next 3 difficult away games - could make the difference. forzaswindon12
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