SWINDON TOWN: Di Canio surprised Benson is still at County Ground

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Swindon Town striker Paul Benson Swindon Town striker Paul Benson

PAOLO Di Canio was surprised that Paul Benson did not take up the opportunity to leave the County Ground recently.

The striker failed to agree to a move to Cheltenham last week after previously turning down Bradford’s offer of a contract, despite the terms of both moves being agreed by Swindon Town and the clubs in question.

With 18 months left on his current deal at Town, the 33-year-old would appear to be in no rush to make a snap decision on his future after being refused permission to extend his loan stay at Portsmouth.

Di Canio is keen to free up funds by offloading a number of his fringe players, either on loan or pemanently, during the January transfer window, and he was a little taken aback by Benson’s choice.

“We know with Benson we had an opportunity and it is incredible that he didn’t accept it.

“He is free to decide what he wants but it’s strange because it’s close to here,” he said. We can’t be selfish people. Even if he wants to play at Portsmouth, they don’t have any (money). We pay money for him.

“We will work and see if he can go to a team who want to win the league.”

Benson’s availability is believed to have attracted the attention of a whole host of clubs, with Colchester, Southend, Gillingham and former side Dagenham all understood to be interested in the possibility of snapping up his services.

The Bristol Evening Post reported on Sunday night that Bristol Rovers manager John Ward - who looked into signing Benson for Colchester 12 months ago - was set to make an enquiry for the frontman.

Meanwhile, Di Canio is frustrated by the lack of interest in Luke Rooney and Lee Cox.

“It’s strange becaue Cox did well at Oxford,” he said.

“Rooney didn’t have very good success with Rotherham but he is a talented player, we have to defend our value. Even if we have to think the priority is the club, he is our value.

“I can’t imagine he won’t have the opportunity to play regular football in League Two but if nobody wants them they will be a part of the squad.”

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6:33am Tue 22 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Could it be that Benson is on a very good wage here and he is waiting for a club to equal it ?

As goes Rooney, we paid a lot for what we got. He is very refreshing when he comes on, very lively and full of ambition, but I think we gave around £100k for him.

I thought Cox did ok from what I saw, and the Pox fans liked him when he was there, rather surprised Wilder didn't sign him but they have little or no money anyway, and Wilder sells all his good players anyway.
Could it be that Benson is on a very good wage here and he is waiting for a club to equal it ? As goes Rooney, we paid a lot for what we got. He is very refreshing when he comes on, very lively and full of ambition, but I think we gave around £100k for him. I thought Cox did ok from what I saw, and the Pox fans liked him when he was there, rather surprised Wilder didn't sign him but they have little or no money anyway, and Wilder sells all his good players anyway. the wizard
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7:13am Tue 22 Jan 13

KojaktheWarg says...

It is strange on the face of it with Benson. We dont have any idea however what other teams are offering though. It may be better for him to see out his career and contract at STFC for 18 months on high wages rather than drop his wages significantly and see out his his career in a 18 moths signing at a lower club.

Regarding Bristol Rovers, I cant see why a player might want to go to Bristol Rovers with their precarious position as opposed to Cheltenham where he may get a higher profile in a team doing relatively well.
It is strange on the face of it with Benson. We dont have any idea however what other teams are offering though. It may be better for him to see out his career and contract at STFC for 18 months on high wages rather than drop his wages significantly and see out his his career in a 18 moths signing at a lower club. Regarding Bristol Rovers, I cant see why a player might want to go to Bristol Rovers with their precarious position as opposed to Cheltenham where he may get a higher profile in a team doing relatively well. KojaktheWarg
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7:40am Tue 22 Jan 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Not to bothered about Benson as sure he will leave before the close of the window. Quite rightly he's taking his time to negotiate the best deal for him. As we would all do.

More concerned by the the other thread "four interested parties" in buying us. As I said when Watkins said Severn that means one or two and when they say four that really does mean one or two.

Hope to hell I'm wrong but I'm really worried about it.

On the flip side you only need one of course!
Not to bothered about Benson as sure he will leave before the close of the window. Quite rightly he's taking his time to negotiate the best deal for him. As we would all do. More concerned by the the other thread "four interested parties" in buying us. As I said when Watkins said Severn that means one or two and when they say four that really does mean one or two. Hope to hell I'm wrong but I'm really worried about it. On the flip side you only need one of course! dreamofacleansheet2
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7:49am Tue 22 Jan 13

LeGod says...

i hear Palace are ready to bid for Ritchie they also mentioned it on the radio this morning.
i hear Palace are ready to bid for Ritchie they also mentioned it on the radio this morning. LeGod
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8:14am Tue 22 Jan 13

the wizard says...

If its down to our manager then Ritchie wont go, if its down to Patey it could be interesting....... to say the least.

Swindon on stand-by for a rapid thaw if our man goes into melt down, thermo nuclear !!!!
If its down to our manager then Ritchie wont go, if its down to Patey it could be interesting....... to say the least. Swindon on stand-by for a rapid thaw if our man goes into melt down, thermo nuclear !!!! the wizard
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8:14am Tue 22 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

LeGod wrote:
i hear Palace are ready to bid for Ritchie they also mentioned it on the radio this morning.
That WOULD be a good move for Ritchie!....they could also offer enough to make it financially worthwhile/tough to turn down.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: i hear Palace are ready to bid for Ritchie they also mentioned it on the radio this morning.[/p][/quote]That WOULD be a good move for Ritchie!....they could also offer enough to make it financially worthwhile/tough to turn down. SAPFanSTFC
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8:25am Tue 22 Jan 13

Pewsham Red says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
LeGod wrote: i hear Palace are ready to bid for Ritchie they also mentioned it on the radio this morning.
That WOULD be a good move for Ritchie!....they could also offer enough to make it financially worthwhile/tough to turn down.
It will depend on whether Zaha goes, I suspect and whether he is loaned straight back to Palace, as seems likely.

Given lack of funds would be an interesting test of our resolve and given the news of last week I am surprised more clubs haven't come sniffing around for a bargain.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: i hear Palace are ready to bid for Ritchie they also mentioned it on the radio this morning.[/p][/quote]That WOULD be a good move for Ritchie!....they could also offer enough to make it financially worthwhile/tough to turn down.[/p][/quote]It will depend on whether Zaha goes, I suspect and whether he is loaned straight back to Palace, as seems likely. Given lack of funds would be an interesting test of our resolve and given the news of last week I am surprised more clubs haven't come sniffing around for a bargain. Pewsham Red
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8:26am Tue 22 Jan 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

The reason these players are not being snapped up is simple..... Wages, we are paying very good money to players and other clubs wont pay what we are... Why should Benson leave when he is sitting on a fat paycheck with 18 months remaining, we could need him if we dont extend martins loan anyway, he would be a good option for us from the bench. Rooney should be on the bench a good player for me, maybe he doesn't work hard enough for PDC. Cox well nothing to say about that, just one of the early poor signings that have wasted money...
The reason these players are not being snapped up is simple..... Wages, we are paying very good money to players and other clubs wont pay what we are... Why should Benson leave when he is sitting on a fat paycheck with 18 months remaining, we could need him if we dont extend martins loan anyway, he would be a good option for us from the bench. Rooney should be on the bench a good player for me, maybe he doesn't work hard enough for PDC. Cox well nothing to say about that, just one of the early poor signings that have wasted money... Is that you Lovesey
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8:44am Tue 22 Jan 13

AFCBExile says...

We've got the same problem at Bournemouth. Two Dutch players allegadly sitting here on huge wages that have barely kicked a ball all season. Eddie Howe wants them out but at the moment it doesn't look as though any one will mtch their wages. On the one hand who can blame them, but in the other hand, you would have thought that there must be a certain level of professional pride to want to earn your money. Like you i think that we will find out over the next week.
We've got the same problem at Bournemouth. Two Dutch players allegadly sitting here on huge wages that have barely kicked a ball all season. Eddie Howe wants them out but at the moment it doesn't look as though any one will mtch their wages. On the one hand who can blame them, but in the other hand, you would have thought that there must be a certain level of professional pride to want to earn your money. Like you i think that we will find out over the next week. AFCBExile
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8:47am Tue 22 Jan 13

Stratton Red says...

Would rather Benson on the bench than A. Rooney.
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Very quiet on Caddis situation. Blues are desperate to off load players and are ready to listen to sensible offers for first team players, personally I'd like to see him back. Would give PDC another formation option, play Caddis right mid, Williams up top and Ritchie in the 'Sheringham' role...
Would rather Benson on the bench than A. Rooney. * Very quiet on Caddis situation. Blues are desperate to off load players and are ready to listen to sensible offers for first team players, personally I'd like to see him back. Would give PDC another formation option, play Caddis right mid, Williams up top and Ritchie in the 'Sheringham' role... Stratton Red
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8:47am Tue 22 Jan 13

old town robin says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
LeGod wrote:
i hear Palace are ready to bid for Ritchie they also mentioned it on the radio this morning.
That WOULD be a good move for Ritchie!....they could also offer enough to make it financially worthwhile/tough to turn down.
They'll have the cash if Zaha goes to Utd for a reported 12 million. If they were serious with a bid, it would be a very good move for him, they can loan him back to us for the rest of the season, that would be acceptable.

It would be a shame to see Ritchie go, such an important player now, seems a long time ago when he could hardly make the bench under Wilson. Think he and us can thank Paolo in making him the player he is today.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: i hear Palace are ready to bid for Ritchie they also mentioned it on the radio this morning.[/p][/quote]That WOULD be a good move for Ritchie!....they could also offer enough to make it financially worthwhile/tough to turn down.[/p][/quote]They'll have the cash if Zaha goes to Utd for a reported 12 million. If they were serious with a bid, it would be a very good move for him, they can loan him back to us for the rest of the season, that would be acceptable. It would be a shame to see Ritchie go, such an important player now, seems a long time ago when he could hardly make the bench under Wilson. Think he and us can thank Paolo in making him the player he is today. old town robin
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8:48am Tue 22 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

the wizard wrote:
If its down to our manager then Ritchie wont go, if its down to Patey it could be interesting....... to say the least.

Swindon on stand-by for a rapid thaw if our man goes into melt down, thermo nuclear !!!!
Wouldn't help the sale so much as he is a big asset on the books....although realising a value of £1.5million could also demonstrate value added I guess.
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I think that even Paolo would have to be realistic on this one should it be a decent offer.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: If its down to our manager then Ritchie wont go, if its down to Patey it could be interesting....... to say the least. Swindon on stand-by for a rapid thaw if our man goes into melt down, thermo nuclear !!!![/p][/quote]Wouldn't help the sale so much as he is a big asset on the books....although realising a value of £1.5million could also demonstrate value added I guess. . I think that even Paolo would have to be realistic on this one should it be a decent offer. SAPFanSTFC
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8:51am Tue 22 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

old town robin wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
LeGod wrote:
i hear Palace are ready to bid for Ritchie they also mentioned it on the radio this morning.
That WOULD be a good move for Ritchie!....they could also offer enough to make it financially worthwhile/tough to turn down.
They'll have the cash if Zaha goes to Utd for a reported 12 million. If they were serious with a bid, it would be a very good move for him, they can loan him back to us for the rest of the season, that would be acceptable.

It would be a shame to see Ritchie go, such an important player now, seems a long time ago when he could hardly make the bench under Wilson. Think he and us can thank Paolo in making him the player he is today.
Wow!! £12 million!?...mind you a great raw talent.....which isn't so raw these days.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: i hear Palace are ready to bid for Ritchie they also mentioned it on the radio this morning.[/p][/quote]That WOULD be a good move for Ritchie!....they could also offer enough to make it financially worthwhile/tough to turn down.[/p][/quote]They'll have the cash if Zaha goes to Utd for a reported 12 million. If they were serious with a bid, it would be a very good move for him, they can loan him back to us for the rest of the season, that would be acceptable. It would be a shame to see Ritchie go, such an important player now, seems a long time ago when he could hardly make the bench under Wilson. Think he and us can thank Paolo in making him the player he is today.[/p][/quote]Wow!! £12 million!?...mind you a great raw talent.....which isn't so raw these days. SAPFanSTFC
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8:51am Tue 22 Jan 13

LeGod says...

No way will Caddis be back and do we need him now as Thompson has been superb since he came in at fullback and he is going to be a very good player if he keeps up his level of performance.
Birmingham havent got money and rumour is they want to off load 7 players so i could see Caddis back in L1 very soon.
No way will Caddis be back and do we need him now as Thompson has been superb since he came in at fullback and he is going to be a very good player if he keeps up his level of performance. Birmingham havent got money and rumour is they want to off load 7 players so i could see Caddis back in L1 very soon. LeGod
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9:02am Tue 22 Jan 13

London Red says...

It can't just be about money for Benson - It said Bradford's offer was very similar to his current wage and had an extra year on top - so he could have made more
.
This could be his last move - why shouldn't he make sure it is right for him and his family?
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Southend seems the best fit if true they are interested again - so lets hope they come in with a decent offer
It can't just be about money for Benson - It said Bradford's offer was very similar to his current wage and had an extra year on top - so he could have made more . This could be his last move - why shouldn't he make sure it is right for him and his family? . Southend seems the best fit if true they are interested again - so lets hope they come in with a decent offer London Red
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9:06am Tue 22 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

London Red wrote:
It can't just be about money for Benson - It said Bradford's offer was very similar to his current wage and had an extra year on top - so he could have made more
.
This could be his last move - why shouldn't he make sure it is right for him and his family?
.
Southend seems the best fit if true they are interested again - so lets hope they come in with a decent offer
I think that Bradford was a no as he doesn't want to move but surprised he didn't fancy Cheltenham as scoring goals is what he loves doing....even if it was for slightly less wages.
.
He may be tempted by Bristol Rovers given their mini-revival and they do have a bit more money to offer....easy to get to if Benson lives that way.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: It can't just be about money for Benson - It said Bradford's offer was very similar to his current wage and had an extra year on top - so he could have made more . This could be his last move - why shouldn't he make sure it is right for him and his family? . Southend seems the best fit if true they are interested again - so lets hope they come in with a decent offer[/p][/quote]I think that Bradford was a no as he doesn't want to move but surprised he didn't fancy Cheltenham as scoring goals is what he loves doing....even if it was for slightly less wages. . He may be tempted by Bristol Rovers given their mini-revival and they do have a bit more money to offer....easy to get to if Benson lives that way. SAPFanSTFC
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9:07am Tue 22 Jan 13

old town robin says...

LeGod wrote:
No way will Caddis be back and do we need him now as Thompson has been superb since he came in at fullback and he is going to be a very good player if he keeps up his level of performance.
Birmingham havent got money and rumour is they want to off load 7 players so i could see Caddis back in L1 very soon.
Saw the goals Brum conceded last Saturday on Net buster. if Caddis was playing RB he way out of position for the first goal that came from an attack down their left and the rest of their defence didn't look much better, As you said LeGod he might well be back in Div 1, even if he stays at Brum.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: No way will Caddis be back and do we need him now as Thompson has been superb since he came in at fullback and he is going to be a very good player if he keeps up his level of performance. Birmingham havent got money and rumour is they want to off load 7 players so i could see Caddis back in L1 very soon.[/p][/quote]Saw the goals Brum conceded last Saturday on Net buster. if Caddis was playing RB he way out of position for the first goal that came from an attack down their left and the rest of their defence didn't look much better, As you said LeGod he might well be back in Div 1, even if he stays at Brum. old town robin
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9:14am Tue 22 Jan 13

old town robin says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
London Red wrote:
It can't just be about money for Benson - It said Bradford's offer was very similar to his current wage and had an extra year on top - so he could have made more
.
This could be his last move - why shouldn't he make sure it is right for him and his family?
.
Southend seems the best fit if true they are interested again - so lets hope they come in with a decent offer
I think that Bradford was a no as he doesn't want to move but surprised he didn't fancy Cheltenham as scoring goals is what he loves doing....even if it was for slightly less wages.
.
He may be tempted by Bristol Rovers given their mini-revival and they do have a bit more money to offer....easy to get to if Benson lives that way.
He was prepared to move to Bradford when they high-jacked our original bid back in November 2011 and then found out they didn't have the money tpo complete the deal. Remember we had to wait until January to sign him because of it and he rotted away at Charlton. Maybe that is the reason he would not want to play for Parky again. (although it was probably not his fault the move went sour).
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: It can't just be about money for Benson - It said Bradford's offer was very similar to his current wage and had an extra year on top - so he could have made more . This could be his last move - why shouldn't he make sure it is right for him and his family? . Southend seems the best fit if true they are interested again - so lets hope they come in with a decent offer[/p][/quote]I think that Bradford was a no as he doesn't want to move but surprised he didn't fancy Cheltenham as scoring goals is what he loves doing....even if it was for slightly less wages. . He may be tempted by Bristol Rovers given their mini-revival and they do have a bit more money to offer....easy to get to if Benson lives that way.[/p][/quote]He was prepared to move to Bradford when they high-jacked our original bid back in November 2011 and then found out they didn't have the money tpo complete the deal. Remember we had to wait until January to sign him because of it and he rotted away at Charlton. Maybe that is the reason he would not want to play for Parky again. (although it was probably not his fault the move went sour). old town robin
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9:39am Tue 22 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

old town robin wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
London Red wrote:
It can't just be about money for Benson - It said Bradford's offer was very similar to his current wage and had an extra year on top - so he could have made more
.
This could be his last move - why shouldn't he make sure it is right for him and his family?
.
Southend seems the best fit if true they are interested again - so lets hope they come in with a decent offer
I think that Bradford was a no as he doesn't want to move but surprised he didn't fancy Cheltenham as scoring goals is what he loves doing....even if it was for slightly less wages.
.
He may be tempted by Bristol Rovers given their mini-revival and they do have a bit more money to offer....easy to get to if Benson lives that way.
He was prepared to move to Bradford when they high-jacked our original bid back in November 2011 and then found out they didn't have the money tpo complete the deal. Remember we had to wait until January to sign him because of it and he rotted away at Charlton. Maybe that is the reason he would not want to play for Parky again. (although it was probably not his fault the move went sour).
Yep - a possibility although like you I doubt that Parky was at fault at the time.
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He has a kiddy now so maybe he wants to settle for a little while, or maybe he wasn't promised a starting slot at Bradford....they've got some good finishers up there.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: It can't just be about money for Benson - It said Bradford's offer was very similar to his current wage and had an extra year on top - so he could have made more . This could be his last move - why shouldn't he make sure it is right for him and his family? . Southend seems the best fit if true they are interested again - so lets hope they come in with a decent offer[/p][/quote]I think that Bradford was a no as he doesn't want to move but surprised he didn't fancy Cheltenham as scoring goals is what he loves doing....even if it was for slightly less wages. . He may be tempted by Bristol Rovers given their mini-revival and they do have a bit more money to offer....easy to get to if Benson lives that way.[/p][/quote]He was prepared to move to Bradford when they high-jacked our original bid back in November 2011 and then found out they didn't have the money tpo complete the deal. Remember we had to wait until January to sign him because of it and he rotted away at Charlton. Maybe that is the reason he would not want to play for Parky again. (although it was probably not his fault the move went sour).[/p][/quote]Yep - a possibility although like you I doubt that Parky was at fault at the time. ... He has a kiddy now so maybe he wants to settle for a little while, or maybe he wasn't promised a starting slot at Bradford....they've got some good finishers up there. SAPFanSTFC
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9:40am Tue 22 Jan 13

southside7 says...

LeGod wrote:
No way will Caddis be back and do we need him now as Thompson has been superb since he came in at fullback and he is going to be a very good player if he keeps up his level of performance.
Birmingham havent got money and rumour is they want to off load 7 players so i could see Caddis back in L1 very soon.
If Ritchie went to Palace (hope he doesn't but still can't believe he isn't playing championship football) howbout Thompson at right back,Caddis right midfield?
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: No way will Caddis be back and do we need him now as Thompson has been superb since he came in at fullback and he is going to be a very good player if he keeps up his level of performance. Birmingham havent got money and rumour is they want to off load 7 players so i could see Caddis back in L1 very soon.[/p][/quote]If Ritchie went to Palace (hope he doesn't but still can't believe he isn't playing championship football) howbout Thompson at right back,Caddis right midfield? southside7
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9:52am Tue 22 Jan 13

Angolan Red says...

Benson is only doing what Decanios Italian signings did hang on and see your contract out or get paid off in full. I think unfortunately we will lose Richie but I would welcome back Caddis and I think he could play right midfield
Benson is only doing what Decanios Italian signings did hang on and see your contract out or get paid off in full. I think unfortunately we will lose Richie but I would welcome back Caddis and I think he could play right midfield Angolan Red
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9:52am Tue 22 Jan 13

old town robin says...

southside7 wrote:
LeGod wrote:
No way will Caddis be back and do we need him now as Thompson has been superb since he came in at fullback and he is going to be a very good player if he keeps up his level of performance.
Birmingham havent got money and rumour is they want to off load 7 players so i could see Caddis back in L1 very soon.
If Ritchie went to Palace (hope he doesn't but still can't believe he isn't playing championship football) howbout Thompson at right back,Caddis right midfield?
Ritchie will always get into double figures with his goal tally, could you honestly see Caddis doing the same?
[quote][p][bold]southside7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: No way will Caddis be back and do we need him now as Thompson has been superb since he came in at fullback and he is going to be a very good player if he keeps up his level of performance. Birmingham havent got money and rumour is they want to off load 7 players so i could see Caddis back in L1 very soon.[/p][/quote]If Ritchie went to Palace (hope he doesn't but still can't believe he isn't playing championship football) howbout Thompson at right back,Caddis right midfield?[/p][/quote]Ritchie will always get into double figures with his goal tally, could you honestly see Caddis doing the same? old town robin
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9:54am Tue 22 Jan 13

Robinonfire says...

We dont want Caddis back we have better defenders now.
We dont want Caddis back we have better defenders now. Robinonfire
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10:12am Tue 22 Jan 13

LeGod says...

Everyone has to remember Caddis and PDC had a bit of a fall out can never see it happenning him being back.

If he did cant see him replacing Thompson who has improved with every game and is going to be a top player and fair play to him he has taken the opportunity and the position is now his to lose.
It's great seeing young players come through the academy and english as well its a pity some of the premier league teams dont do the same as the number of english players in the premier league gets reduced every year. I've got no time for the premier league a over hyped league with alot of average foreign imports.
watching that saints v everton game last night it was unbelievably poor quality. The ball was treated like a hot potato and i reckon we would have given them a good game last night with our football.
Everyone has to remember Caddis and PDC had a bit of a fall out can never see it happenning him being back. If he did cant see him replacing Thompson who has improved with every game and is going to be a top player and fair play to him he has taken the opportunity and the position is now his to lose. It's great seeing young players come through the academy and english as well its a pity some of the premier league teams dont do the same as the number of english players in the premier league gets reduced every year. I've got no time for the premier league a over hyped league with alot of average foreign imports. watching that saints v everton game last night it was unbelievably poor quality. The ball was treated like a hot potato and i reckon we would have given them a good game last night with our football. LeGod
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10:15am Tue 22 Jan 13

burley01rs says...

I think if Benson had as many starts as Martin here he would have scored a few by now
I think if Benson had as many starts as Martin here he would have scored a few by now burley01rs
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10:32am Tue 22 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

LeGod wrote:
Everyone has to remember Caddis and PDC had a bit of a fall out can never see it happenning him being back.

If he did cant see him replacing Thompson who has improved with every game and is going to be a top player and fair play to him he has taken the opportunity and the position is now his to lose.
It's great seeing young players come through the academy and english as well its a pity some of the premier league teams dont do the same as the number of english players in the premier league gets reduced every year. I've got no time for the premier league a over hyped league with alot of average foreign imports.
watching that saints v everton game last night it was unbelievably poor quality. The ball was treated like a hot potato and i reckon we would have given them a good game last night with our football.
Caddis 'all but' slagged off PDC in the Football League Paper so coming back is NOT an option.
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Agree with others, Thompson is far better and even Devera or Macka at right back have looked better defensively.....Cadd
is used to play right midfield style role for Celtic now and then so it could have been an option had he not burnt his bridges.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Everyone has to remember Caddis and PDC had a bit of a fall out can never see it happenning him being back. If he did cant see him replacing Thompson who has improved with every game and is going to be a top player and fair play to him he has taken the opportunity and the position is now his to lose. It's great seeing young players come through the academy and english as well its a pity some of the premier league teams dont do the same as the number of english players in the premier league gets reduced every year. I've got no time for the premier league a over hyped league with alot of average foreign imports. watching that saints v everton game last night it was unbelievably poor quality. The ball was treated like a hot potato and i reckon we would have given them a good game last night with our football.[/p][/quote]Caddis 'all but' slagged off PDC in the Football League Paper so coming back is NOT an option. --- Agree with others, Thompson is far better and even Devera or Macka at right back have looked better defensively.....Cadd is used to play right midfield style role for Celtic now and then so it could have been an option had he not burnt his bridges. SAPFanSTFC
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11:04am Tue 22 Jan 13

London Red says...

Ritchie should not be sold for under £2m money trouble or not - we have lost too many players in the past for under their real value
.
Losing Ritchie won't be great for a sale of the club - I wouldn't want to be buying a club which has just flogged its star player on the cheap
.
If Ritchie was to go for £2m+ then the initial solution would be Roberts on the right with RDV on the left
.
L Rooney would then come on to the bench as cover (plus we also have Storey as an option)
.
Granted not as potent as with Ritchie but we won't suddenly become a poor side
.
RDV has improved significantly this year and lots wnat him on the left anyway
.
Roberts is improving game by game with us and is a great player at this level - he has also played on the right a lot for Udders so could offer us the inverted winger option by going there
.
Then as the Loan window is still open (or will re-open a week after the perm one closes) we can reserect our interest in Green at Charlton who is a very good right winger - who like Ritchie chips in with goals - got double figures for D&R in both L1 and L2!
.
Caddis is STFC past - we should look forward
Ritchie should not be sold for under £2m money trouble or not - we have lost too many players in the past for under their real value . Losing Ritchie won't be great for a sale of the club - I wouldn't want to be buying a club which has just flogged its star player on the cheap . If Ritchie was to go for £2m+ then the initial solution would be Roberts on the right with RDV on the left . L Rooney would then come on to the bench as cover (plus we also have Storey as an option) . Granted not as potent as with Ritchie but we won't suddenly become a poor side . RDV has improved significantly this year and lots wnat him on the left anyway . Roberts is improving game by game with us and is a great player at this level - he has also played on the right a lot for Udders so could offer us the inverted winger option by going there . Then as the Loan window is still open (or will re-open a week after the perm one closes) we can reserect our interest in Green at Charlton who is a very good right winger - who like Ritchie chips in with goals - got double figures for D&R in both L1 and L2! . Caddis is STFC past - we should look forward London Red
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11:07am Tue 22 Jan 13

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

WHY ARE YOU LOT TALKING ABOUT CADDIS...

As for Benson Rooney and Cox...
Well it looks like last season open cheque book has come back to bite use big time..

Or are these the players that the board signd on 2 half year deals knowing that they were only wonted for promotion last season...London over to you lol
WHY ARE YOU LOT TALKING ABOUT CADDIS... As for Benson Rooney and Cox... Well it looks like last season open cheque book has come back to bite use big time.. Or are these the players that the board signd on 2 half year deals knowing that they were only wonted for promotion last season...London over to you lol DarrenSTFCRomain
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11:13am Tue 22 Jan 13

Highworth red says...

Would absolutely prefer Benson over Martin.
Would absolutely prefer Benson over Martin. Highworth red
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11:16am Tue 22 Jan 13

stfc2012 says...

No one will offer 1.5 for Ritchie. 1 mill at most. Our valuation is far too high. He's good but not 1-2 million good!!
No one will offer 1.5 for Ritchie. 1 mill at most. Our valuation is far too high. He's good but not 1-2 million good!! stfc2012
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11:20am Tue 22 Jan 13

Fernham Red says...

We have a wealth of strikers at the club right now, more than at any other time I can remember. Collins and Williams will stay unless big money bids come in from the championship (can't rule that out), Rooney will only go if something permanent happens with Caddis, Martin is an added (albeit temporary) bonus, Storey is an impact sub for now and De Vita is not goal-shy either. Benson also knows where the goal is even if his legs are a little slower these days. However I look at it I think we've got plenty of cover no matter who stays or goes. Don't see any dead wood amongst these 7 players. I for one remain positive.
We have a wealth of strikers at the club right now, more than at any other time I can remember. Collins and Williams will stay unless big money bids come in from the championship (can't rule that out), Rooney will only go if something permanent happens with Caddis, Martin is an added (albeit temporary) bonus, Storey is an impact sub for now and De Vita is not goal-shy either. Benson also knows where the goal is even if his legs are a little slower these days. However I look at it I think we've got plenty of cover no matter who stays or goes. Don't see any dead wood amongst these 7 players. I for one remain positive. Fernham Red
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11:23am Tue 22 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

I suppose one question to ask ourselves is would Matt Ritchie be replaceable and I feel the answer is yes with what we have at the club. As LR said RDV and Roberts with Luke Rooney as cover and Williams can play the wings also. Ritchie for me has been class but I have to say this, that this season he has not been his usual self and the fact is he does miss Caddis. I have only noted a few games where Ritchie has been on top form and one of those games was against Tranmere where he was unplayable but fact is he has been poor by his own standards and I do feel we could cash in with the cover we have at the club. Yes he scores plenty of goals and can win a game out of the blue but if the money were right I feel it would be too good to turn down in our present plight. Im sure there are plenty of wingers out there without clubs who could be looked at but I do reckon Rooney is worth more than he has shown recently and Paolo just needs to spend time with the lad. I am certainly worried about next month and salaries and if the choice was Ritchie or administration I know which one I would choose. Andrew Black will not put any more money in so its either the new buyers are quick or big trouble I am afraid to say.
I suppose one question to ask ourselves is would Matt Ritchie be replaceable and I feel the answer is yes with what we have at the club. As LR said RDV and Roberts with Luke Rooney as cover and Williams can play the wings also. Ritchie for me has been class but I have to say this, that this season he has not been his usual self and the fact is he does miss Caddis. I have only noted a few games where Ritchie has been on top form and one of those games was against Tranmere where he was unplayable but fact is he has been poor by his own standards and I do feel we could cash in with the cover we have at the club. Yes he scores plenty of goals and can win a game out of the blue but if the money were right I feel it would be too good to turn down in our present plight. Im sure there are plenty of wingers out there without clubs who could be looked at but I do reckon Rooney is worth more than he has shown recently and Paolo just needs to spend time with the lad. I am certainly worried about next month and salaries and if the choice was Ritchie or administration I know which one I would choose. Andrew Black will not put any more money in so its either the new buyers are quick or big trouble I am afraid to say. Di kanny oh
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11:23am Tue 22 Jan 13

LeGod says...

i think people underestimate what Martin does in a game his first touch is very good and his movement and he has more pace than Benson.
Benson is more of a sniffer in the box but he did well for us last season plus his age is against him.
Martin is still fairly young about 24 i think and i still feel if keep him for a while longer he will score a few.
i think people underestimate what Martin does in a game his first touch is very good and his movement and he has more pace than Benson. Benson is more of a sniffer in the box but he did well for us last season plus his age is against him. Martin is still fairly young about 24 i think and i still feel if keep him for a while longer he will score a few. LeGod
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11:26am Tue 22 Jan 13

billbst says...

I have no axe to grind as regards Benson. He has never given less than 100% for us. He will want to do what is best for his family. On the other hand Paolo has this problem of being up against the wages cap and the best option for him at this time is to move Benson on. Hence his "surprise" comment. Cox and Rooney seem to have few admirers rather than concerns over their wages. No doubt loan deals could be done to have two out to save one full wage if there were interest. It may be that Hollands has a long term injury and he has to go back (hope not) and that is enough to keep Martin. Seems to be on a knife edge. Windfalls? Well Charlie is back on the Celtic short list if Hooper goes. If, maybe, perhaps.... Most realistic hope is that Benson finds a home soon.
I have no axe to grind as regards Benson. He has never given less than 100% for us. He will want to do what is best for his family. On the other hand Paolo has this problem of being up against the wages cap and the best option for him at this time is to move Benson on. Hence his "surprise" comment. Cox and Rooney seem to have few admirers rather than concerns over their wages. No doubt loan deals could be done to have two out to save one full wage if there were interest. It may be that Hollands has a long term injury and he has to go back (hope not) and that is enough to keep Martin. Seems to be on a knife edge. Windfalls? Well Charlie is back on the Celtic short list if Hooper goes. If, maybe, perhaps.... Most realistic hope is that Benson finds a home soon. billbst
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11:29am Tue 22 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

burley01rs wrote:
I think if Benson had as many starts as Martin here he would have scored a few by now
Please check Benson's record this season, I think you will find he has had more starts in the league and scored the same number of goals.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]burley01rs[/bold] wrote: I think if Benson had as many starts as Martin here he would have scored a few by now[/p][/quote]Please check Benson's record this season, I think you will find he has had more starts in the league and scored the same number of goals. COYMR Oxon-Red
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11:34am Tue 22 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

LeGod wrote:
i think people underestimate what Martin does in a game his first touch is very good and his movement and he has more pace than Benson.
Benson is more of a sniffer in the box but he did well for us last season plus his age is against him.
Martin is still fairly young about 24 i think and i still feel if keep him for a while longer he will score a few.
Totally agree Martin is one tough cookie and pulls players out of position and he does show all the attributes of what you would want from a striker. Ok goals ratio could be better but many strikers suffer the dreaded goal drought but I am sure he will come good if given time. He is amazingly strong and would surpass Benson in that department for sure. Benson was getting pushed around far too easily in this division for my liking and Paolo's it seems. Martin has linked very well with Willo and they do look like a partnership and Martin has taken some of the heat of Williams to allow him space and time. Problem is its far too easy for fans to overlook this in games I feel.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: i think people underestimate what Martin does in a game his first touch is very good and his movement and he has more pace than Benson. Benson is more of a sniffer in the box but he did well for us last season plus his age is against him. Martin is still fairly young about 24 i think and i still feel if keep him for a while longer he will score a few.[/p][/quote]Totally agree Martin is one tough cookie and pulls players out of position and he does show all the attributes of what you would want from a striker. Ok goals ratio could be better but many strikers suffer the dreaded goal drought but I am sure he will come good if given time. He is amazingly strong and would surpass Benson in that department for sure. Benson was getting pushed around far too easily in this division for my liking and Paolo's it seems. Martin has linked very well with Willo and they do look like a partnership and Martin has taken some of the heat of Williams to allow him space and time. Problem is its far too easy for fans to overlook this in games I feel. Di kanny oh
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11:35am Tue 22 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
I suppose one question to ask ourselves is would Matt Ritchie be replaceable and I feel the answer is yes with what we have at the club. As LR said RDV and Roberts with Luke Rooney as cover and Williams can play the wings also. Ritchie for me has been class but I have to say this, that this season he has not been his usual self and the fact is he does miss Caddis. I have only noted a few games where Ritchie has been on top form and one of those games was against Tranmere where he was unplayable but fact is he has been poor by his own standards and I do feel we could cash in with the cover we have at the club. Yes he scores plenty of goals and can win a game out of the blue but if the money were right I feel it would be too good to turn down in our present plight. Im sure there are plenty of wingers out there without clubs who could be looked at but I do reckon Rooney is worth more than he has shown recently and Paolo just needs to spend time with the lad. I am certainly worried about next month and salaries and if the choice was Ritchie or administration I know which one I would choose. Andrew Black will not put any more money in so its either the new buyers are quick or big trouble I am afraid to say.
What is the sudden worry about salaries. The budget for the whole season was set up before it started and further funds were RELEASED in October to get us out of the embargo.

Has it suddenly been removed from the STFC coffers.

Perhaps someone could elaborate on this.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: I suppose one question to ask ourselves is would Matt Ritchie be replaceable and I feel the answer is yes with what we have at the club. As LR said RDV and Roberts with Luke Rooney as cover and Williams can play the wings also. Ritchie for me has been class but I have to say this, that this season he has not been his usual self and the fact is he does miss Caddis. I have only noted a few games where Ritchie has been on top form and one of those games was against Tranmere where he was unplayable but fact is he has been poor by his own standards and I do feel we could cash in with the cover we have at the club. Yes he scores plenty of goals and can win a game out of the blue but if the money were right I feel it would be too good to turn down in our present plight. Im sure there are plenty of wingers out there without clubs who could be looked at but I do reckon Rooney is worth more than he has shown recently and Paolo just needs to spend time with the lad. I am certainly worried about next month and salaries and if the choice was Ritchie or administration I know which one I would choose. Andrew Black will not put any more money in so its either the new buyers are quick or big trouble I am afraid to say.[/p][/quote]What is the sudden worry about salaries. The budget for the whole season was set up before it started and further funds were RELEASED in October to get us out of the embargo. Has it suddenly been removed from the STFC coffers. Perhaps someone could elaborate on this. COYMR Oxon-Red
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11:43am Tue 22 Jan 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

I have just had a response from the editor of the football league paper, this is how it starts.

I understand your complaint fully and we are in the process of making remedies. Chris Dunlavy is writing an apology in the paper and we have contacted Swindon Town FC.


So it seems they did have their facts wrong.....
I have just had a response from the editor of the football league paper, this is how it starts. I understand your complaint fully and we are in the process of making remedies. Chris Dunlavy is writing an apology in the paper and we have contacted Swindon Town FC. So it seems they did have their facts wrong..... Is that you Lovesey
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11:44am Tue 22 Jan 13

old town robin says...

Highworth red wrote:
Would absolutely prefer Benson over Martin.
Benson had his chance to do the business for a couple of months before Martin arrived and he did nothing to impress Paolo that he could deliver at div 1 level, admitted he was unlucky to get the neck injury that obviously effected him. However, I saw his last game when he was subbed in the first half and I thought at the time after Paolo's post match comments he had no future with us.


Charlton saw him as surplus to their requirements and for the same reason Paolo has made his mind up, he lacks pace and physical presence. When he was playing, our home form was terrible, (not saying he was responsible for that), but with the introduction of Chris Martin, centre halves know they are in for a physical contest, that is why Paolo likes him, he takes the pressure off Williams, who if he had more composure when faced with 1 on 1's could easily have 20 goals already this season.

Sorry mate no contest for me, we need to keep Chris, a Emily Heskey type of player that has not scored in open play yet, but always looks like he will come good and as said, works so hard for the team, a big, big reason why we are the top scorers in this division.
[quote][p][bold]Highworth red[/bold] wrote: Would absolutely prefer Benson over Martin.[/p][/quote]Benson had his chance to do the business for a couple of months before Martin arrived and he did nothing to impress Paolo that he could deliver at div 1 level, admitted he was unlucky to get the neck injury that obviously effected him. However, I saw his last game when he was subbed in the first half and I thought at the time after Paolo's post match comments he had no future with us. Charlton saw him as surplus to their requirements and for the same reason Paolo has made his mind up, he lacks pace and physical presence. When he was playing, our home form was terrible, (not saying he was responsible for that), but with the introduction of Chris Martin, centre halves know they are in for a physical contest, that is why Paolo likes him, he takes the pressure off Williams, who if he had more composure when faced with 1 on 1's could easily have 20 goals already this season. Sorry mate no contest for me, we need to keep Chris, a Emily Heskey type of player that has not scored in open play yet, but always looks like he will come good and as said, works so hard for the team, a big, big reason why we are the top scorers in this division. old town robin
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11:46am Tue 22 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
I suppose one question to ask ourselves is would Matt Ritchie be replaceable and I feel the answer is yes with what we have at the club. As LR said RDV and Roberts with Luke Rooney as cover and Williams can play the wings also. Ritchie for me has been class but I have to say this, that this season he has not been his usual self and the fact is he does miss Caddis. I have only noted a few games where Ritchie has been on top form and one of those games was against Tranmere where he was unplayable but fact is he has been poor by his own standards and I do feel we could cash in with the cover we have at the club. Yes he scores plenty of goals and can win a game out of the blue but if the money were right I feel it would be too good to turn down in our present plight. Im sure there are plenty of wingers out there without clubs who could be looked at but I do reckon Rooney is worth more than he has shown recently and Paolo just needs to spend time with the lad. I am certainly worried about next month and salaries and if the choice was Ritchie or administration I know which one I would choose. Andrew Black will not put any more money in so its either the new buyers are quick or big trouble I am afraid to say.
What is the sudden worry about salaries. The budget for the whole season was set up before it started and further funds were RELEASED in October to get us out of the embargo.

Has it suddenly been removed from the STFC coffers.

Perhaps someone could elaborate on this.

COYMR
Benson, Cox, L Rooney, Caddis possibly, keeping Martin and Hollands all adds up.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: I suppose one question to ask ourselves is would Matt Ritchie be replaceable and I feel the answer is yes with what we have at the club. As LR said RDV and Roberts with Luke Rooney as cover and Williams can play the wings also. Ritchie for me has been class but I have to say this, that this season he has not been his usual self and the fact is he does miss Caddis. I have only noted a few games where Ritchie has been on top form and one of those games was against Tranmere where he was unplayable but fact is he has been poor by his own standards and I do feel we could cash in with the cover we have at the club. Yes he scores plenty of goals and can win a game out of the blue but if the money were right I feel it would be too good to turn down in our present plight. Im sure there are plenty of wingers out there without clubs who could be looked at but I do reckon Rooney is worth more than he has shown recently and Paolo just needs to spend time with the lad. I am certainly worried about next month and salaries and if the choice was Ritchie or administration I know which one I would choose. Andrew Black will not put any more money in so its either the new buyers are quick or big trouble I am afraid to say.[/p][/quote]What is the sudden worry about salaries. The budget for the whole season was set up before it started and further funds were RELEASED in October to get us out of the embargo. Has it suddenly been removed from the STFC coffers. Perhaps someone could elaborate on this. COYMR[/p][/quote]Benson, Cox, L Rooney, Caddis possibly, keeping Martin and Hollands all adds up. Di kanny oh
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11:52am Tue 22 Jan 13

sadgit says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
I have just had a response from the editor of the football league paper, this is how it starts. I understand your complaint fully and we are in the process of making remedies. Chris Dunlavy is writing an apology in the paper and we have contacted Swindon Town FC. So it seems they did have their facts wrong.....
Looks like we have all had the same reply.Lets see how big the apology is!
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: I have just had a response from the editor of the football league paper, this is how it starts. I understand your complaint fully and we are in the process of making remedies. Chris Dunlavy is writing an apology in the paper and we have contacted Swindon Town FC. So it seems they did have their facts wrong.....[/p][/quote]Looks like we have all had the same reply.Lets see how big the apology is! sadgit
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11:57am Tue 22 Jan 13

old town robin says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
I have just had a response from the editor of the football league paper, this is how it starts.

I understand your complaint fully and we are in the process of making remedies. Chris Dunlavy is writing an apology in the paper and we have contacted Swindon Town FC.


So it seems they did have their facts wrong.....
Quote : We're in the process of making remedies, be good if it a financial one as well as a written one. damage has been done to our reputation that cannot be repaired with just a small article, headed oops we got it wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: I have just had a response from the editor of the football league paper, this is how it starts. I understand your complaint fully and we are in the process of making remedies. Chris Dunlavy is writing an apology in the paper and we have contacted Swindon Town FC. So it seems they did have their facts wrong.....[/p][/quote]Quote : We're in the process of making remedies, be good if it a financial one as well as a written one. damage has been done to our reputation that cannot be repaired with just a small article, headed oops we got it wrong. old town robin
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11:59am Tue 22 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote: I suppose one question to ask ourselves is would Matt Ritchie be replaceable and I feel the answer is yes with what we have at the club. As LR said RDV and Roberts with Luke Rooney as cover and Williams can play the wings also. Ritchie for me has been class but I have to say this, that this season he has not been his usual self and the fact is he does miss Caddis. I have only noted a few games where Ritchie has been on top form and one of those games was against Tranmere where he was unplayable but fact is he has been poor by his own standards and I do feel we could cash in with the cover we have at the club. Yes he scores plenty of goals and can win a game out of the blue but if the money were right I feel it would be too good to turn down in our present plight. Im sure there are plenty of wingers out there without clubs who could be looked at but I do reckon Rooney is worth more than he has shown recently and Paolo just needs to spend time with the lad. I am certainly worried about next month and salaries and if the choice was Ritchie or administration I know which one I would choose. Andrew Black will not put any more money in so its either the new buyers are quick or big trouble I am afraid to say.
What is the sudden worry about salaries. The budget for the whole season was set up before it started and further funds were RELEASED in October to get us out of the embargo. Has it suddenly been removed from the STFC coffers. Perhaps someone could elaborate on this. COYMR
Benson, Cox, L Rooney, Caddis possibly, keeping Martin and Hollands all adds up.
Moving Benson, Cox and Co will free up salaries to allow new players in or Martin/Hollands to be kept longer.

I was asking about the sudden worry that the club will not be paying players in February. Where is this coming from ??

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: I suppose one question to ask ourselves is would Matt Ritchie be replaceable and I feel the answer is yes with what we have at the club. As LR said RDV and Roberts with Luke Rooney as cover and Williams can play the wings also. Ritchie for me has been class but I have to say this, that this season he has not been his usual self and the fact is he does miss Caddis. I have only noted a few games where Ritchie has been on top form and one of those games was against Tranmere where he was unplayable but fact is he has been poor by his own standards and I do feel we could cash in with the cover we have at the club. Yes he scores plenty of goals and can win a game out of the blue but if the money were right I feel it would be too good to turn down in our present plight. Im sure there are plenty of wingers out there without clubs who could be looked at but I do reckon Rooney is worth more than he has shown recently and Paolo just needs to spend time with the lad. I am certainly worried about next month and salaries and if the choice was Ritchie or administration I know which one I would choose. Andrew Black will not put any more money in so its either the new buyers are quick or big trouble I am afraid to say.[/p][/quote]What is the sudden worry about salaries. The budget for the whole season was set up before it started and further funds were RELEASED in October to get us out of the embargo. Has it suddenly been removed from the STFC coffers. Perhaps someone could elaborate on this. COYMR[/p][/quote]Benson, Cox, L Rooney, Caddis possibly, keeping Martin and Hollands all adds up.[/p][/quote]Moving Benson, Cox and Co will free up salaries to allow new players in or Martin/Hollands to be kept longer. I was asking about the sudden worry that the club will not be paying players in February. Where is this coming from ?? COYMR Oxon-Red
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12:08pm Tue 22 Jan 13

old town robin says...

London Red wrote:
Ritchie should not be sold for under £2m money trouble or not - we have lost too many players in the past for under their real value
.
Losing Ritchie won't be great for a sale of the club - I wouldn't want to be buying a club which has just flogged its star player on the cheap
.
If Ritchie was to go for £2m+ then the initial solution would be Roberts on the right with RDV on the left
.
L Rooney would then come on to the bench as cover (plus we also have Storey as an option)
.
Granted not as potent as with Ritchie but we won't suddenly become a poor side
.
RDV has improved significantly this year and lots wnat him on the left anyway
.
Roberts is improving game by game with us and is a great player at this level - he has also played on the right a lot for Udders so could offer us the inverted winger option by going there
.
Then as the Loan window is still open (or will re-open a week after the perm one closes) we can reserect our interest in Green at Charlton who is a very good right winger - who like Ritchie chips in with goals - got double figures for D&R in both L1 and L2!
.
Caddis is STFC past - we should look forward
If we were looking for a left winger in the future, I would like to see a straight swap for Luke Rooney to return to the Gills for Myles Weston. From what I've seen of him on TV and when he played against us in the relegation season, he was a very good player for Brentford and I was surprised they let him go in the summer. Obviously they're manager didn't think the same, but then again Wilson didn't rate Ferry, so Paolo can make the differance
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Ritchie should not be sold for under £2m money trouble or not - we have lost too many players in the past for under their real value . Losing Ritchie won't be great for a sale of the club - I wouldn't want to be buying a club which has just flogged its star player on the cheap . If Ritchie was to go for £2m+ then the initial solution would be Roberts on the right with RDV on the left . L Rooney would then come on to the bench as cover (plus we also have Storey as an option) . Granted not as potent as with Ritchie but we won't suddenly become a poor side . RDV has improved significantly this year and lots wnat him on the left anyway . Roberts is improving game by game with us and is a great player at this level - he has also played on the right a lot for Udders so could offer us the inverted winger option by going there . Then as the Loan window is still open (or will re-open a week after the perm one closes) we can reserect our interest in Green at Charlton who is a very good right winger - who like Ritchie chips in with goals - got double figures for D&R in both L1 and L2! . Caddis is STFC past - we should look forward[/p][/quote]If we were looking for a left winger in the future, I would like to see a straight swap for Luke Rooney to return to the Gills for Myles Weston. From what I've seen of him on TV and when he played against us in the relegation season, he was a very good player for Brentford and I was surprised they let him go in the summer. Obviously they're manager didn't think the same, but then again Wilson didn't rate Ferry, so Paolo can make the differance old town robin
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12:11pm Tue 22 Jan 13

LeGod says...

Just got my response from the Football League paper below:


I understand your complaint fully and we are in the process of making remedies. Chris Dunlavy is writing an apology in the paper and we have contacted Swindon Town FC.


Ironically, Chris Dunlavy has always been a champion of Swindon; in this instance his zeal to criticise clubs who live beyond their means has carried him away to make clearly unfounded, and deeply regretted, statements about the club.


His intention had been to raise the wider issue of insolvency and debt in football, and more precisely the need for clubs to move towards self-sustainability.



He saw Sir William Patey’s reported comments about administration and used this as the basis for his remarks. He chose the wrong target.


David Emery
Just got my response from the Football League paper below: I understand your complaint fully and we are in the process of making remedies. Chris Dunlavy is writing an apology in the paper and we have contacted Swindon Town FC. Ironically, Chris Dunlavy has always been a champion of Swindon; in this instance his zeal to criticise clubs who live beyond their means has carried him away to make clearly unfounded, and deeply regretted, statements about the club. His intention had been to raise the wider issue of insolvency and debt in football, and more precisely the need for clubs to move towards self-sustainability. He saw Sir William Patey’s reported comments about administration and used this as the basis for his remarks. He chose the wrong target. David Emery LeGod
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12:19pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote: I suppose one question to ask ourselves is would Matt Ritchie be replaceable and I feel the answer is yes with what we have at the club. As LR said RDV and Roberts with Luke Rooney as cover and Williams can play the wings also. Ritchie for me has been class but I have to say this, that this season he has not been his usual self and the fact is he does miss Caddis. I have only noted a few games where Ritchie has been on top form and one of those games was against Tranmere where he was unplayable but fact is he has been poor by his own standards and I do feel we could cash in with the cover we have at the club. Yes he scores plenty of goals and can win a game out of the blue but if the money were right I feel it would be too good to turn down in our present plight. Im sure there are plenty of wingers out there without clubs who could be looked at but I do reckon Rooney is worth more than he has shown recently and Paolo just needs to spend time with the lad. I am certainly worried about next month and salaries and if the choice was Ritchie or administration I know which one I would choose. Andrew Black will not put any more money in so its either the new buyers are quick or big trouble I am afraid to say.
What is the sudden worry about salaries. The budget for the whole season was set up before it started and further funds were RELEASED in October to get us out of the embargo. Has it suddenly been removed from the STFC coffers. Perhaps someone could elaborate on this. COYMR
Benson, Cox, L Rooney, Caddis possibly, keeping Martin and Hollands all adds up.
Moving Benson, Cox and Co will free up salaries to allow new players in or Martin/Hollands to be kept longer.

I was asking about the sudden worry that the club will not be paying players in February. Where is this coming from ??

COYMR
I know the budget for the season had been set aside but I thought we were over with the present playing staff at the club plus Risser cost us a pay off which has bought forward his salary if you like.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: I suppose one question to ask ourselves is would Matt Ritchie be replaceable and I feel the answer is yes with what we have at the club. As LR said RDV and Roberts with Luke Rooney as cover and Williams can play the wings also. Ritchie for me has been class but I have to say this, that this season he has not been his usual self and the fact is he does miss Caddis. I have only noted a few games where Ritchie has been on top form and one of those games was against Tranmere where he was unplayable but fact is he has been poor by his own standards and I do feel we could cash in with the cover we have at the club. Yes he scores plenty of goals and can win a game out of the blue but if the money were right I feel it would be too good to turn down in our present plight. Im sure there are plenty of wingers out there without clubs who could be looked at but I do reckon Rooney is worth more than he has shown recently and Paolo just needs to spend time with the lad. I am certainly worried about next month and salaries and if the choice was Ritchie or administration I know which one I would choose. Andrew Black will not put any more money in so its either the new buyers are quick or big trouble I am afraid to say.[/p][/quote]What is the sudden worry about salaries. The budget for the whole season was set up before it started and further funds were RELEASED in October to get us out of the embargo. Has it suddenly been removed from the STFC coffers. Perhaps someone could elaborate on this. COYMR[/p][/quote]Benson, Cox, L Rooney, Caddis possibly, keeping Martin and Hollands all adds up.[/p][/quote]Moving Benson, Cox and Co will free up salaries to allow new players in or Martin/Hollands to be kept longer. I was asking about the sudden worry that the club will not be paying players in February. Where is this coming from ?? COYMR[/p][/quote]I know the budget for the season had been set aside but I thought we were over with the present playing staff at the club plus Risser cost us a pay off which has bought forward his salary if you like. Di kanny oh
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12:25pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

LeGod wrote:
Just got my response from the Football League paper below:


I understand your complaint fully and we are in the process of making remedies. Chris Dunlavy is writing an apology in the paper and we have contacted Swindon Town FC.


Ironically, Chris Dunlavy has always been a champion of Swindon; in this instance his zeal to criticise clubs who live beyond their means has carried him away to make clearly unfounded, and deeply regretted, statements about the club.


His intention had been to raise the wider issue of insolvency and debt in football, and more precisely the need for clubs to move towards self-sustainability.




He saw Sir William Patey’s reported comments about administration and used this as the basis for his remarks. He chose the wrong target.


David Emery
Likewise - same email - be interesting now to see this apology - probably tucked away in the corner of a page that only people with 20/20 vision will just about spot.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Just got my response from the Football League paper below: I understand your complaint fully and we are in the process of making remedies. Chris Dunlavy is writing an apology in the paper and we have contacted Swindon Town FC. Ironically, Chris Dunlavy has always been a champion of Swindon; in this instance his zeal to criticise clubs who live beyond their means has carried him away to make clearly unfounded, and deeply regretted, statements about the club. His intention had been to raise the wider issue of insolvency and debt in football, and more precisely the need for clubs to move towards self-sustainability. He saw Sir William Patey’s reported comments about administration and used this as the basis for his remarks. He chose the wrong target. David Emery[/p][/quote]Likewise - same email - be interesting now to see this apology - probably tucked away in the corner of a page that only people with 20/20 vision will just about spot. Chish and Fips
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12:28pm Tue 22 Jan 13

old town robin says...

LeGod wrote:
Just got my response from the Football League paper below:


I understand your complaint fully and we are in the process of making remedies. Chris Dunlavy is writing an apology in the paper and we have contacted Swindon Town FC.


Ironically, Chris Dunlavy has always been a champion of Swindon; in this instance his zeal to criticise clubs who live beyond their means has carried him away to make clearly unfounded, and deeply regretted, statements about the club.


His intention had been to raise the wider issue of insolvency and debt in football, and more precisely the need for clubs to move towards self-sustainability.




He saw Sir William Patey’s reported comments about administration and used this as the basis for his remarks. He chose the wrong target.


David Emery
No excuses for poorly researched journalism by Dunlavy or Chris Wise for that matter. but it does seem our ex-diplomatic chairman is not so diplomatic with his choice of words. Unfortunately Jeremy Wray seems to be the one that the slur was aimed at and that is unforgivable after all he did for the club whilst in the chair.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Just got my response from the Football League paper below: I understand your complaint fully and we are in the process of making remedies. Chris Dunlavy is writing an apology in the paper and we have contacted Swindon Town FC. Ironically, Chris Dunlavy has always been a champion of Swindon; in this instance his zeal to criticise clubs who live beyond their means has carried him away to make clearly unfounded, and deeply regretted, statements about the club. His intention had been to raise the wider issue of insolvency and debt in football, and more precisely the need for clubs to move towards self-sustainability. He saw Sir William Patey’s reported comments about administration and used this as the basis for his remarks. He chose the wrong target. David Emery[/p][/quote]No excuses for poorly researched journalism by Dunlavy or Chris Wise for that matter. but it does seem our ex-diplomatic chairman is not so diplomatic with his choice of words. Unfortunately Jeremy Wray seems to be the one that the slur was aimed at and that is unforgivable after all he did for the club whilst in the chair. old town robin
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12:35pm Tue 22 Jan 13

LeGod says...

By the way Dunlavy is definetley from Oxford.
By the way Dunlavy is definetley from Oxford. LeGod
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12:41pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote: I suppose one question to ask ourselves is would Matt Ritchie be replaceable and I feel the answer is yes with what we have at the club. As LR said RDV and Roberts with Luke Rooney as cover and Williams can play the wings also. Ritchie for me has been class but I have to say this, that this season he has not been his usual self and the fact is he does miss Caddis. I have only noted a few games where Ritchie has been on top form and one of those games was against Tranmere where he was unplayable but fact is he has been poor by his own standards and I do feel we could cash in with the cover we have at the club. Yes he scores plenty of goals and can win a game out of the blue but if the money were right I feel it would be too good to turn down in our present plight. Im sure there are plenty of wingers out there without clubs who could be looked at but I do reckon Rooney is worth more than he has shown recently and Paolo just needs to spend time with the lad. I am certainly worried about next month and salaries and if the choice was Ritchie or administration I know which one I would choose. Andrew Black will not put any more money in so its either the new buyers are quick or big trouble I am afraid to say.
What is the sudden worry about salaries. The budget for the whole season was set up before it started and further funds were RELEASED in October to get us out of the embargo. Has it suddenly been removed from the STFC coffers. Perhaps someone could elaborate on this. COYMR
Benson, Cox, L Rooney, Caddis possibly, keeping Martin and Hollands all adds up.
Moving Benson, Cox and Co will free up salaries to allow new players in or Martin/Hollands to be kept longer. I was asking about the sudden worry that the club will not be paying players in February. Where is this coming from ?? COYMR
I know the budget for the season had been set aside but I thought we were over with the present playing staff at the club plus Risser cost us a pay off which has bought forward his salary if you like.
Di,

Mis-read your sentence regarding salaries but I have seen a number of post recently saying similar to how I read it.

I may be barking up the wrong tree but if Benson and Co are moved on I understand that we will be able to retain Martin and Hollands (injury dependant) until the end of the season.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: I suppose one question to ask ourselves is would Matt Ritchie be replaceable and I feel the answer is yes with what we have at the club. As LR said RDV and Roberts with Luke Rooney as cover and Williams can play the wings also. Ritchie for me has been class but I have to say this, that this season he has not been his usual self and the fact is he does miss Caddis. I have only noted a few games where Ritchie has been on top form and one of those games was against Tranmere where he was unplayable but fact is he has been poor by his own standards and I do feel we could cash in with the cover we have at the club. Yes he scores plenty of goals and can win a game out of the blue but if the money were right I feel it would be too good to turn down in our present plight. Im sure there are plenty of wingers out there without clubs who could be looked at but I do reckon Rooney is worth more than he has shown recently and Paolo just needs to spend time with the lad. I am certainly worried about next month and salaries and if the choice was Ritchie or administration I know which one I would choose. Andrew Black will not put any more money in so its either the new buyers are quick or big trouble I am afraid to say.[/p][/quote]What is the sudden worry about salaries. The budget for the whole season was set up before it started and further funds were RELEASED in October to get us out of the embargo. Has it suddenly been removed from the STFC coffers. Perhaps someone could elaborate on this. COYMR[/p][/quote]Benson, Cox, L Rooney, Caddis possibly, keeping Martin and Hollands all adds up.[/p][/quote]Moving Benson, Cox and Co will free up salaries to allow new players in or Martin/Hollands to be kept longer. I was asking about the sudden worry that the club will not be paying players in February. Where is this coming from ?? COYMR[/p][/quote]I know the budget for the season had been set aside but I thought we were over with the present playing staff at the club plus Risser cost us a pay off which has bought forward his salary if you like.[/p][/quote]Di, Mis-read your sentence regarding salaries but I have seen a number of post recently saying similar to how I read it. I may be barking up the wrong tree but if Benson and Co are moved on I understand that we will be able to retain Martin and Hollands (injury dependant) until the end of the season. COYMR Oxon-Red
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1:05pm Tue 22 Jan 13

NewburyRobin says...

Wikipedia reports that Al-Waleed Bin Talal is in ongoing dialogue with the directors of STFC.

The last paragraph of his business interests state his son is a big fan of English football - interesting.

Bloomberg list him as the tenth richest man in the world.
Wikipedia reports that Al-Waleed Bin Talal is in ongoing dialogue with the directors of STFC. The last paragraph of his business interests state his son is a big fan of English football - interesting. Bloomberg list him as the tenth richest man in the world. NewburyRobin
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1:12pm Tue 22 Jan 13

mallorca says...

Changing subjectStriker Hooper of Celtis was set for 5 million pound move to Norwich celtic turned it down but still in talks.
Interesting there interested in Charlie Austin should the move ever happen.
Now that would please AB plus if ritchie was sold yet as post said why sell one of the better players in the squad does not send out the right signal
Changing subjectStriker Hooper of Celtis was set for 5 million pound move to Norwich celtic turned it down but still in talks. Interesting there interested in Charlie Austin should the move ever happen. Now that would please AB plus if ritchie was sold yet as post said why sell one of the better players in the squad does not send out the right signal mallorca
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1:19pm Tue 22 Jan 13

LeGod says...

Al Waleed worth 28 billion.
Al Waleed worth 28 billion. LeGod
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1:30pm Tue 22 Jan 13

John Young's Grumpy says...

It appears that all of us who emailed the Ed of FL paper got the same (dare I say standard) response:

I understand your complaint fully and we are in the process of making remedies. Chris Dunlavy is writing an apology in the paper and we have contacted Swindon Town FC.

Ironically, Chris Dunlavy has always been a champion of Swindon; in this instance his zeal to criticise clubs who live beyond their means has carried him away to make clearly unfounded, and deeply regretted, statements about the club.

His intention had been to raise the wider issue of insolvency and debt in football, and more precisely the need for clubs to move towards self-sustainability.


He saw Sir William Patey’s reported comments about administration and used this as the basis for his remarks. He chose the wrong target.

David Emery

Whilst I whould understand that he (Emery) was probably inundated with emails of complaint and so would have had his work cut out to produce an individual response, hence the formalaic reply, I would not tolerate a 'hidden away in a corner of the paper' apology.

If you splurge the accusation across the spreadsheet - then do the same for the retraction and apology. Incidentally, as a 'champion of Swindon', Dunlavey should have been more diligent then. As for 'the wong target' - not half¬!! No one messes with PDC's Red and White Army.

I wonder just how many emails Emery recieved? ...........
It appears that all of us who emailed the Ed of FL paper got the same (dare I say standard) response: I understand your complaint fully and we are in the process of making remedies. Chris Dunlavy is writing an apology in the paper and we have contacted Swindon Town FC. Ironically, Chris Dunlavy has always been a champion of Swindon; in this instance his zeal to criticise clubs who live beyond their means has carried him away to make clearly unfounded, and deeply regretted, statements about the club. His intention had been to raise the wider issue of insolvency and debt in football, and more precisely the need for clubs to move towards self-sustainability. He saw Sir William Patey’s reported comments about administration and used this as the basis for his remarks. He chose the wrong target. David Emery Whilst I whould understand that he (Emery) was probably inundated with emails of complaint and so would have had his work cut out to produce an individual response, hence the formalaic reply, I would not tolerate a 'hidden away in a corner of the paper' apology. If you splurge the accusation across the spreadsheet - then do the same for the retraction and apology. Incidentally, as a 'champion of Swindon', Dunlavey should have been more diligent then. As for 'the wong target' - not half¬!! No one messes with PDC's Red and White Army. I wonder just how many emails Emery recieved? ........... John Young's Grumpy
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1:33pm Tue 22 Jan 13

mallorca says...

All these rumours,good ref the apoligy.
Also Chris Wise of BBC should do the same mind you he said what he said was totally re-searched?????
Who do you believe as for the 28 Billion Pound investormmmmmmm would be great but somehow cannot see it,however we can but hope
All these rumours,good ref the apoligy. Also Chris Wise of BBC should do the same mind you he said what he said was totally re-searched????? Who do you believe as for the 28 Billion Pound investormmmmmmm would be great but somehow cannot see it,however we can but hope mallorca
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1:42pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

I was very pleased with Emery's reply. It's a proper apology and doesn't hide from the fact that his paper made a serious mistake in not checking the facts. I give him great credit for that. The tone of his email suggests to me that the apology in the next issue will be wholehearted and not half-arsed, as suggested by some - including me yesterday. I won't bear a grudge against Dunlavy. He's written good stuff about us in the past, and it's clear that he's made an honest mistake with the best of intentions. The concern he (ham-fistedly) tried to highlight should be a concern to all of us.
I was very pleased with Emery's reply. It's a proper apology and doesn't hide from the fact that his paper made a serious mistake in not checking the facts. I give him great credit for that. The tone of his email suggests to me that the apology in the next issue will be wholehearted and not half-arsed, as suggested by some - including me yesterday. I won't bear a grudge against Dunlavy. He's written good stuff about us in the past, and it's clear that he's made an honest mistake with the best of intentions. The concern he (ham-fistedly) tried to highlight should be a concern to all of us. Oi Den!
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1:58pm Tue 22 Jan 13

LeGod says...

I didn't say 28 billion investment i said he is worth 28 billion.
He has 200 cars a number of his own private planes and yachts and is a member of the saudi royal family.
I didn't say 28 billion investment i said he is worth 28 billion. He has 200 cars a number of his own private planes and yachts and is a member of the saudi royal family. LeGod
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2:44pm Tue 22 Jan 13

MITTED says...

Oi Den! wrote:
I was very pleased with Emery's reply. It's a proper apology and doesn't hide from the fact that his paper made a serious mistake in not checking the facts. I give him great credit for that. The tone of his email suggests to me that the apology in the next issue will be wholehearted and not half-arsed, as suggested by some - including me yesterday. I won't bear a grudge against Dunlavy. He's written good stuff about us in the past, and it's clear that he's made an honest mistake with the best of intentions. The concern he (ham-fistedly) tried to highlight should be a concern to all of us.
Perhaps all those who have received the apology should reply themselves to the editor that it should give it equal prominence to the original article in their next edition and copy to BBC and SkySports.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I was very pleased with Emery's reply. It's a proper apology and doesn't hide from the fact that his paper made a serious mistake in not checking the facts. I give him great credit for that. The tone of his email suggests to me that the apology in the next issue will be wholehearted and not half-arsed, as suggested by some - including me yesterday. I won't bear a grudge against Dunlavy. He's written good stuff about us in the past, and it's clear that he's made an honest mistake with the best of intentions. The concern he (ham-fistedly) tried to highlight should be a concern to all of us.[/p][/quote]Perhaps all those who have received the apology should reply themselves to the editor that it should give it equal prominence to the original article in their next edition and copy to BBC and SkySports. MITTED
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3:12pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

Blimey get this Al Waleed Bin Talal on board that would make our rival fans choke on their dinners for sure. Wow, so may be Sir William has got some major contacts after all. We can all but dream as this is really the type of investor we need a mega rich oil sheik who would have ambitions to take his investment all the way to the top. May be its not the way to do it in true spirit and like the old Wimbledon type scenario but in my lifetime I would love to see Swindon mixing it again with the big boys and the only way that will happen is money and lots of it. We could easily become the Southampton of Wiltshire and certainly give Reading something to think about.
Ah well back to my bog repairs and fixing me flush.
Blimey get this Al Waleed Bin Talal on board that would make our rival fans choke on their dinners for sure. Wow, so may be Sir William has got some major contacts after all. We can all but dream as this is really the type of investor we need a mega rich oil sheik who would have ambitions to take his investment all the way to the top. May be its not the way to do it in true spirit and like the old Wimbledon type scenario but in my lifetime I would love to see Swindon mixing it again with the big boys and the only way that will happen is money and lots of it. We could easily become the Southampton of Wiltshire and certainly give Reading something to think about. Ah well back to my bog repairs and fixing me flush. Di kanny oh
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3:13pm Tue 22 Jan 13

the don69 says...

I don't blame Benson for not being in any rush to leave!he's always given his best for us and we gave him his contract,so he's in control of his life!good luck Paul keep working hard and make the right move for you and your family!!!!!!!!!!
I don't blame Benson for not being in any rush to leave!he's always given his best for us and we gave him his contract,so he's in control of his life!good luck Paul keep working hard and make the right move for you and your family!!!!!!!!!! the don69
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3:18pm Tue 22 Jan 13

the don69 says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Blimey get this Al Waleed Bin Talal on board that would make our rival fans choke on their dinners for sure. Wow, so may be Sir William has got some major contacts after all. We can all but dream as this is really the type of investor we need a mega rich oil sheik who would have ambitions to take his investment all the way to the top. May be its not the way to do it in true spirit and like the old Wimbledon type scenario but in my lifetime I would love to see Swindon mixing it again with the big boys and the only way that will happen is money and lots of it. We could easily become the Southampton of Wiltshire and certainly give Reading something to think about.
Ah well back to my bog repairs and fixing me flush.
He's not an Oligarch Di Kanny oh!but looks like he's certainly in the mega bucks league!Messi would be a good first signing LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Blimey get this Al Waleed Bin Talal on board that would make our rival fans choke on their dinners for sure. Wow, so may be Sir William has got some major contacts after all. We can all but dream as this is really the type of investor we need a mega rich oil sheik who would have ambitions to take his investment all the way to the top. May be its not the way to do it in true spirit and like the old Wimbledon type scenario but in my lifetime I would love to see Swindon mixing it again with the big boys and the only way that will happen is money and lots of it. We could easily become the Southampton of Wiltshire and certainly give Reading something to think about. Ah well back to my bog repairs and fixing me flush.[/p][/quote]He's not an Oligarch Di Kanny oh!but looks like he's certainly in the mega bucks league!Messi would be a good first signing LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! the don69
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3:20pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

the don69 wrote:
I don't blame Benson for not being in any rush to leave!he's always given his best for us and we gave him his contract,so he's in control of his life!good luck Paul keep working hard and make the right move for you and your family!!!!!!!!!!
Also may be Benson has seen the mega rich Sheiks at the County Ground and wants some of it.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: I don't blame Benson for not being in any rush to leave!he's always given his best for us and we gave him his contract,so he's in control of his life!good luck Paul keep working hard and make the right move for you and your family!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Also may be Benson has seen the mega rich Sheiks at the County Ground and wants some of it. Di kanny oh
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3:24pm Tue 22 Jan 13

smirg kcab says...

southside7 wrote:
LeGod wrote:
No way will Caddis be back and do we need him now as Thompson has been superb since he came in at fullback and he is going to be a very good player if he keeps up his level of performance.
Birmingham havent got money and rumour is they want to off load 7 players so i could see Caddis back in L1 very soon.
If Ritchie went to Palace (hope he doesn't but still can't believe he isn't playing championship football) howbout Thompson at right back,Caddis right midfield?
Good shout caddis in midfield, tehoue upfront with kerrouche, smith in goal, Rooney,cox,risser,sm
ith in midfield,
Get over it caddis will and never will play for stfc unless Pdc goes.
Onwards and upwards
[quote][p][bold]southside7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: No way will Caddis be back and do we need him now as Thompson has been superb since he came in at fullback and he is going to be a very good player if he keeps up his level of performance. Birmingham havent got money and rumour is they want to off load 7 players so i could see Caddis back in L1 very soon.[/p][/quote]If Ritchie went to Palace (hope he doesn't but still can't believe he isn't playing championship football) howbout Thompson at right back,Caddis right midfield?[/p][/quote]Good shout caddis in midfield, tehoue upfront with kerrouche, smith in goal, Rooney,cox,risser,sm ith in midfield, Get over it caddis will and never will play for stfc unless Pdc goes. Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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5:21pm Tue 22 Jan 13

alchafreds says...

richie not worth 2mil, your aving a laugh
championship player without a doubt
and 2mil for a championship player who can score goals and he will, is peanuts
richie not worth 2mil, your aving a laugh championship player without a doubt and 2mil for a championship player who can score goals and he will, is peanuts alchafreds
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5:59pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

NewburyRobin wrote:
Wikipedia reports that Al-Waleed Bin Talal is in ongoing dialogue with the directors of STFC.

The last paragraph of his business interests state his son is a big fan of English football - interesting.

Bloomberg list him as the tenth richest man in the world.
Another rival bid has been tabled by Andrei Terrabolikoff who is the grandson of a wealthy Russian Billionaire, who is also in the world's top ten rich list.
[quote][p][bold]NewburyRobin[/bold] wrote: Wikipedia reports that Al-Waleed Bin Talal is in ongoing dialogue with the directors of STFC. The last paragraph of his business interests state his son is a big fan of English football - interesting. Bloomberg list him as the tenth richest man in the world.[/p][/quote]Another rival bid has been tabled by Andrei Terrabolikoff who is the grandson of a wealthy Russian Billionaire, who is also in the world's top ten rich list. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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5:59pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

MITTED wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
I was very pleased with Emery's reply. It's a proper apology and doesn't hide from the fact that his paper made a serious mistake in not checking the facts. I give him great credit for that. The tone of his email suggests to me that the apology in the next issue will be wholehearted and not half-arsed, as suggested by some - including me yesterday. I won't bear a grudge against Dunlavy. He's written good stuff about us in the past, and it's clear that he's made an honest mistake with the best of intentions. The concern he (ham-fistedly) tried to highlight should be a concern to all of us.
Perhaps all those who have received the apology should reply themselves to the editor that it should give it equal prominence to the original article in their next edition and copy to BBC and SkySports.
Each to his own. I sent a pretty angry (but restrained) email to the Editor and I think the reply I and others have received is good enough. I reckon he's in no doubt about what he has to do on Sunday. Not sure what BBC and SkySports have to do with it though.
[quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I was very pleased with Emery's reply. It's a proper apology and doesn't hide from the fact that his paper made a serious mistake in not checking the facts. I give him great credit for that. The tone of his email suggests to me that the apology in the next issue will be wholehearted and not half-arsed, as suggested by some - including me yesterday. I won't bear a grudge against Dunlavy. He's written good stuff about us in the past, and it's clear that he's made an honest mistake with the best of intentions. The concern he (ham-fistedly) tried to highlight should be a concern to all of us.[/p][/quote]Perhaps all those who have received the apology should reply themselves to the editor that it should give it equal prominence to the original article in their next edition and copy to BBC and SkySports.[/p][/quote]Each to his own. I sent a pretty angry (but restrained) email to the Editor and I think the reply I and others have received is good enough. I reckon he's in no doubt about what he has to do on Sunday. Not sure what BBC and SkySports have to do with it though. Oi Den!
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7:28pm Tue 22 Jan 13

avo says...

Oi Den! wrote:
MITTED wrote:
Oi Den! wrote: I was very pleased with Emery's reply. It's a proper apology and doesn't hide from the fact that his paper made a serious mistake in not checking the facts. I give him great credit for that. The tone of his email suggests to me that the apology in the next issue will be wholehearted and not half-arsed, as suggested by some - including me yesterday. I won't bear a grudge against Dunlavy. He's written good stuff about us in the past, and it's clear that he's made an honest mistake with the best of intentions. The concern he (ham-fistedly) tried to highlight should be a concern to all of us.
Perhaps all those who have received the apology should reply themselves to the editor that it should give it equal prominence to the original article in their next edition and copy to BBC and SkySports.
Each to his own. I sent a pretty angry (but restrained) email to the Editor and I think the reply I and others have received is good enough. I reckon he's in no doubt about what he has to do on Sunday. Not sure what BBC and SkySports have to do with it though.
Nothing outside of fair representation that you mention in your comments ref the FL show where you state that you feel they offer a balanced view on us as a club.
.
The BBC and Sky could show the same balanced view in their sports bulletins by allowing some airtime to the fact that a story that they reported on has developed, and that the outcome is far from what was originally reported.
.
That's what it has to do with Sky and the BBC.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I was very pleased with Emery's reply. It's a proper apology and doesn't hide from the fact that his paper made a serious mistake in not checking the facts. I give him great credit for that. The tone of his email suggests to me that the apology in the next issue will be wholehearted and not half-arsed, as suggested by some - including me yesterday. I won't bear a grudge against Dunlavy. He's written good stuff about us in the past, and it's clear that he's made an honest mistake with the best of intentions. The concern he (ham-fistedly) tried to highlight should be a concern to all of us.[/p][/quote]Perhaps all those who have received the apology should reply themselves to the editor that it should give it equal prominence to the original article in their next edition and copy to BBC and SkySports.[/p][/quote]Each to his own. I sent a pretty angry (but restrained) email to the Editor and I think the reply I and others have received is good enough. I reckon he's in no doubt about what he has to do on Sunday. Not sure what BBC and SkySports have to do with it though.[/p][/quote]Nothing outside of fair representation that you mention in your comments ref the FL show where you state that you feel they offer a balanced view on us as a club. . The BBC and Sky could show the same balanced view in their sports bulletins by allowing some airtime to the fact that a story that they reported on has developed, and that the outcome is far from what was originally reported. . That's what it has to do with Sky and the BBC. avo
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7:32pm Tue 22 Jan 13

southside7 says...

smirg kcab wrote:
southside7 wrote:
LeGod wrote:
No way will Caddis be back and do we need him now as Thompson has been superb since he came in at fullback and he is going to be a very good player if he keeps up his level of performance.
Birmingham havent got money and rumour is they want to off load 7 players so i could see Caddis back in L1 very soon.
If Ritchie went to Palace (hope he doesn't but still can't believe he isn't playing championship football) howbout Thompson at right back,Caddis right midfield?
Good shout caddis in midfield, tehoue upfront with kerrouche, smith in goal, Rooney,cox,risser,sm

ith in midfield,
Get over it caddis will and never will play for stfc unless Pdc goes.
Onwards and upwards
I didn't say it was likely he'd be back. I said hypothetically, if he 'was' to come back he could play right midfield as he was good at flying down the wing and taking the p*ss out of most left back's in the league, whilst keeping Thompson as right back as he is a proper defender.
Not as laughable as you may think as I do believe he played for Celtic in this position occassionally.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southside7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: No way will Caddis be back and do we need him now as Thompson has been superb since he came in at fullback and he is going to be a very good player if he keeps up his level of performance. Birmingham havent got money and rumour is they want to off load 7 players so i could see Caddis back in L1 very soon.[/p][/quote]If Ritchie went to Palace (hope he doesn't but still can't believe he isn't playing championship football) howbout Thompson at right back,Caddis right midfield?[/p][/quote]Good shout caddis in midfield, tehoue upfront with kerrouche, smith in goal, Rooney,cox,risser,sm ith in midfield, Get over it caddis will and never will play for stfc unless Pdc goes. Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]I didn't say it was likely he'd be back. I said hypothetically, if he 'was' to come back he could play right midfield as he was good at flying down the wing and taking the p*ss out of most left back's in the league, whilst keeping Thompson as right back as he is a proper defender. Not as laughable as you may think as I do believe he played for Celtic in this position occassionally. southside7
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7:54pm Tue 22 Jan 13

NewburyRobin says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
NewburyRobin wrote:
Wikipedia reports that Al-Waleed Bin Talal is in ongoing dialogue with the directors of STFC.

The last paragraph of his business interests state his son is a big fan of English football - interesting.

Bloomberg list him as the tenth richest man in the world.
Another rival bid has been tabled by Andrei Terrabolikoff who is the grandson of a wealthy Russian Billionaire, who is also in the world's top ten rich list.
That must be the bidding war that SWP is on about then!.
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NewburyRobin[/bold] wrote: Wikipedia reports that Al-Waleed Bin Talal is in ongoing dialogue with the directors of STFC. The last paragraph of his business interests state his son is a big fan of English football - interesting. Bloomberg list him as the tenth richest man in the world.[/p][/quote]Another rival bid has been tabled by Andrei Terrabolikoff who is the grandson of a wealthy Russian Billionaire, who is also in the world's top ten rich list.[/p][/quote]That must be the bidding war that SWP is on about then!. NewburyRobin
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8:37pm Tue 22 Jan 13

London Red says...

I'm with Oxon on why we are suddenly going under type comments
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Black has said that's your lot - fair enough
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I have not seen anywhere he has said sorry I'm not funding these agreed budgets and am pulling the plug
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Not adding any additional finding is different to pulling the plug
.
If he was too do that I'm sure it would be the summer and we would then be able to and would be forced to remould the squad base on predicted revenue alone and no top ups like previously
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As for our wages we are UNDER budget - PdC clearly said this in the Town for Sale article
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What he said is we can't spend it due to the 65% rule
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That is why we need to move players on as it allows a straight swap without breaching the cap
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This is where the no more funding comes in - AB could easily add equity like Oct and increase our income to allow the remaining budget to be spent but has said no more as I'm selling up
I'm with Oxon on why we are suddenly going under type comments . Black has said that's your lot - fair enough . I have not seen anywhere he has said sorry I'm not funding these agreed budgets and am pulling the plug . Not adding any additional finding is different to pulling the plug . If he was too do that I'm sure it would be the summer and we would then be able to and would be forced to remould the squad base on predicted revenue alone and no top ups like previously . As for our wages we are UNDER budget - PdC clearly said this in the Town for Sale article . What he said is we can't spend it due to the 65% rule . That is why we need to move players on as it allows a straight swap without breaching the cap . This is where the no more funding comes in - AB could easily add equity like Oct and increase our income to allow the remaining budget to be spent but has said no more as I'm selling up London Red
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9:43pm Tue 22 Jan 13

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

I bet benson wished he went to bradford
I bet benson wished he went to bradford DarrenSTFCRomain
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9:46pm Tue 22 Jan 13

the don69 says...

DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
I bet benson wished he went to bradford
Good luck to them Darren,i hope they win it!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: I bet benson wished he went to bradford[/p][/quote]Good luck to them Darren,i hope they win it!!!!!!!!! the don69
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10:28pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

avo wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
MITTED wrote:
Oi Den! wrote: I was very pleased with Emery's reply. It's a proper apology and doesn't hide from the fact that his paper made a serious mistake in not checking the facts. I give him great credit for that. The tone of his email suggests to me that the apology in the next issue will be wholehearted and not half-arsed, as suggested by some - including me yesterday. I won't bear a grudge against Dunlavy. He's written good stuff about us in the past, and it's clear that he's made an honest mistake with the best of intentions. The concern he (ham-fistedly) tried to highlight should be a concern to all of us.
Perhaps all those who have received the apology should reply themselves to the editor that it should give it equal prominence to the original article in their next edition and copy to BBC and SkySports.
Each to his own. I sent a pretty angry (but restrained) email to the Editor and I think the reply I and others have received is good enough. I reckon he's in no doubt about what he has to do on Sunday. Not sure what BBC and SkySports have to do with it though.
Nothing outside of fair representation that you mention in your comments ref the FL show where you state that you feel they offer a balanced view on us as a club.
.
The BBC and Sky could show the same balanced view in their sports bulletins by allowing some airtime to the fact that a story that they reported on has developed, and that the outcome is far from what was originally reported.
.
That's what it has to do with Sky and the BBC.
Maybe they will Avo. But there were plenty of news outlets reporting the same thing last week and I wasn't sure why the BBC and Sky were being singled out. I've no idea how Sky reported it. I think I did see and hear everything that was available on the BBC, including the Patey interview, and still don't see what they did wrong. Don't misunderstand me. I was angered by the FL Paper and I'd be similarly angered if I thought the BBC were equally at fault. A suspect headline, yes, but wasn't that about it? If I've got this wrong, I'll be happy to say sorry to you, MITTED, LR et al.
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I was very pleased with Emery's reply. It's a proper apology and doesn't hide from the fact that his paper made a serious mistake in not checking the facts. I give him great credit for that. The tone of his email suggests to me that the apology in the next issue will be wholehearted and not half-arsed, as suggested by some - including me yesterday. I won't bear a grudge against Dunlavy. He's written good stuff about us in the past, and it's clear that he's made an honest mistake with the best of intentions. The concern he (ham-fistedly) tried to highlight should be a concern to all of us.[/p][/quote]Perhaps all those who have received the apology should reply themselves to the editor that it should give it equal prominence to the original article in their next edition and copy to BBC and SkySports.[/p][/quote]Each to his own. I sent a pretty angry (but restrained) email to the Editor and I think the reply I and others have received is good enough. I reckon he's in no doubt about what he has to do on Sunday. Not sure what BBC and SkySports have to do with it though.[/p][/quote]Nothing outside of fair representation that you mention in your comments ref the FL show where you state that you feel they offer a balanced view on us as a club. . The BBC and Sky could show the same balanced view in their sports bulletins by allowing some airtime to the fact that a story that they reported on has developed, and that the outcome is far from what was originally reported. . That's what it has to do with Sky and the BBC.[/p][/quote]Maybe they will Avo. But there were plenty of news outlets reporting the same thing last week and I wasn't sure why the BBC and Sky were being singled out. I've no idea how Sky reported it. I think I did see and hear everything that was available on the BBC, including the Patey interview, and still don't see what they did wrong. Don't misunderstand me. I was angered by the FL Paper and I'd be similarly angered if I thought the BBC were equally at fault. A suspect headline, yes, but wasn't that about it? If I've got this wrong, I'll be happy to say sorry to you, MITTED, LR et al. Oi Den!
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12:11am Wed 23 Jan 13

Go on Don! says...

Benson is going to Yeovil.
Benson is going to Yeovil. Go on Don!
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