Swindon Town for sale: Takeover agreed
Sam...now we know the deal is done pending FL approval, who is the consortium? Names please....
Great. Now, let's win the league.
Now it gets interesting! Who are the money men and what is there motive?
I understand that Jed Clampett is one of the consortium
Would be interesting if paolo has a budget to bring in someone before deadline day. Heard Bradley Wright Phillips is that someone according to rumours on Facebook and twitter
There is never a dull day in the life of a Swindon fan.
Can the adver do a bio piece on Jed McCory and the consortium so we know who are coming in. Also will Paolo br given funding in time for the squad changes this transfer window? Also it would be good to know why Andrew Black has wanted out now, to my mind it would have made sense to announce a sale in November with a view to have new owners in place in time for the January window. This has all been very sudden and an explanation wouldn't go amiss.
I just hope Fitton Wray and Watkins are all on board again . What we need is continuity and stability with added funds. Not some merchant whose in for the short time to make a quick buck then sod off. Let's hope now we have a settled club for the next ten years and better times are ahead of us
Let's get a statement from the new board stating their ambitions, then get that cheque book open. Onwards and Upwards!
Phew!!!! (For the time being, anyway!)
Now this is done would like to know who's in this take over with mr jed mccory and now can we focus on the football side of things.
I googled Mr McCrory last night when his name was first mentioned. Interesting article in the local Banbury rag which reported that he would buy a pint for the first 286 supporters to turn up at Banbury United's next game. This was after 143 turned up to see the previous match. Will he do this at Town ? Could be quite a stampede for the Legends if he does :-) COYMR
Just beat me to it Sam :-) COYMR
drinks for the first 9000 at Hartlepool???
I hope the redevelopment of the stadia gets a look in with the new guys.
Hopefully Wray can be brought back in in some form with the new consortium! Plus Wright-Philips would be fantastic! Heard Madine being looked at as well. :)
Not that worried about funds being available to bring in new players, more worried about not having to sell anyone to fund the deal ?
I am not buying you lot any beers.
Someones just got to say it, so here goes, SOCKS BLOWN OFF
Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote…
Love it Hilperton Hillbillie!
What's the rules on him still running Banbury?cause that would be good to have a reserve side again!anyone know what their ground is like(never been to it)the Duke should know,where is he when needed lol,let's hope Sam can get an interview asap to shed some light on all this!!!!!!!!!
Just buy us some players instead and not sell them!!
Well, as others have said, it's wait and see time. Too early to form a clear opinion. All I know is that the takeover 5 years ago had a very solid feel about it right from the off. At the moment this one doesn't give me the same feeling, although to be fair we know very little right now. The sooner we get some hard details, the better.
Obviously Black will remain as a director, but any news on Arbib, Backhouse, Fitton etc, and will Watkins remain as Chief Exec ?
Unless McCrory is already chums with Fitton and Wray, I'd be surprised to see the old guard return. You don't acquire a business and put the old owners back in there.
As I said earlier DON'T PANIC ! Adver has now also picked up on the Wright-Phillips story I mentioned was in the Sun earlier.
Yes I agree but, they still hold shares so I understand or has Jed bought them out. Seems that the trust should have bought shares as well, no news on that front.
I will be interested to see what debt write off there has been. My reaction is a bit like Den's. The Banbury experience of Jed McCrory seems to be a very hands on owner, with a bit of blood on the pavement. Just got used to one roller coaster when they lay out a new track.
Live not far from and have been to Banbury's ground many times and it is a dump situated down a rough track next to the station and can only think that his consortium acquired it for re-developement. Perhaps we have more potential!
Oi Den! wrote…
Spot on, crisis apparently averted but we know nothing about the future.
BBC points west have just said,the £13 debt has been wiped out and we now start with a clean slate,know anything about this Sam???????
"The Mail story was sparked by an erronous email last night" Well I blame Chris White for starting the story .He was saying on the radio that we would have to sell our assets (players) by the end of the month . White sparks a lot of panic amongst fans and media alike, in my opinion he is a very poor commentator who hardly has a positive word to say about the team he reports on and supposedly supports , (well your average Town supporter I suppose then !) I look forward to reading and hearing some really positive spin in the next few days, not just from White but Town fans as well.
At least he's got £13 then!
That will not get many beers for us fans in the legends lol
The BBC also continue to write a load of old cr@p on their main website . They say £900k was paid to the taxman by Fitton and Co - wrong that was the remainder of the CVA! . The Taxman was not part of as in those days they were still preferred creditors - we had to settle the £3m tax bill seperately - which formed a major part of the takeover talks . They also say £9m of the £13m is owed to the owners - well who has the 0ther £4m then - considering Fitton, Wray and Black have confirnmed nothingis owed outside them and Sir Arbib! . BBC have a lot to answer for in all this as Loyal has said - it was them who started the whole thing by printing a fictious report based on one comment
Great news that the Club has stability again. Curious to know if SWP had much input in brokering a deal with a 'Local Consortium' Thought he was hired to find a rich Middle East investor?
ive been a town fan for nearly forty years and have seen and heard so much about my beloved club. Just because he owns a half decent team in a lower league form dosent mean he has or his consortium will have unlimited funds...or there must be good money in evo stick glue!.I hope this hasent been rushed through and theyve really thrashed out a deal thats good for the club and all concerned may be even some cash for pdc.The trouble is weve been here so many times please lets hope this is for real and and can be done swiftly and get on with playing football and getting promotion...Hopefull y there will be a press conference soon to fill in all this uncertainty onwards and upwards......hopeful ly
The best thing to come out of this is that we get shot of "Mr Personality Patey " Well O.K not the best thing but a bl00dy good thing !
Well, I dunno about you guys but I'm just happy the "A" word has been avoided and there are better things to come hopefully, a whole lot better than 24hrs ago.
Am hoping there is nobody at the BBC called Chris White, as he may be taking libel action. Chris Wise on the other hand, certainly has a lot to answer for. Absolutely no reason to NOT be positive. Very few facts have emerged, and let's remember, there was more than one party after us, so there must have been good reason why they have won the bid.
The Banbury Utd ground as already stated is a bit of a dump. My Brother- In law's actual Brother has played for Banbury Utd and was their Manager but a few years back. Have mentioned this to a local footy fan this Morning and the feedback was no way would Jed M be the main money man here so let's see what unfolds. No news of the "A" word so short term great news. Adrian Durham though is still a ?!£&@
the don69 wrote…
Don, If this is correct, and I hope it is, it removes the huge millstone from round our necks and gives the club the chance to really move forward. It also probably means that Mr Black has written off a big chunk and deserves a huge "Thank You" from us. COYMR
Do we know if Jed McCorey paid anything for the club? Is it true the £13M has been wiped off?
Oi Den! wrote…
Den, Ramsbury, why the glass half empty anxiety at this stage? Surely this is absolutely fantastic news anyway you look at it? And even better if we lose a SWP for a BWP!!
the don69 wrote…
Spot on Oxen!that's what BBC points west said!if Black has written off his debt,wonder if Fitton,Abib,Wray have written off their share of the debt???????
"The Advertiser understands Deakin is not involved in the takeover of Swindon Town. " Let's hope this is true, wasn't too popular at Port Vale..........
I have the same feeling. Who would I like to stay involved: Jeremy Wray - That would be a massive boost. Andrew Fitton - I wouldn't say no. Nick Watkins - No problem with him. Andrew Black - always grateful but would prefer him to sit back and take care of his health - he deserves it! But most important, the new owners must be open and transparent. The paranoia they would generate by remaining hidden would be hugely disrupting to the club and its fans. COYR
Welcome jed to our family club. 100% behind the new consortium. Onwards, sidewards,backwards and forwards. Forget the free beers just give us Bradley wright Phillips . And secure the others ferry and co. Thanks again A happy grim
smirg kcab wrote…
Will we see a new id, syppah kcab ? COYMR
smirg kcab wrote…
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Well, it seems the new consortium has gotten over the line, and if their objective is indeed Championship football as soon as possible, then I'd expect them to back PdC in the transfer market in the next 24 hours or so. Of course until we get a full statement and the deal is "set in stone" nothing is certain. But I reckon there is cause for genuine optimism. And to the "Wembley one day wonders" how about welcoming our new owners to our club by buying a reduced price ticket for the Hartlepool game, and show them just what they have bought! COYR!
I ford mail states jed must stand down at Banbury at the end of the season. Onwards and upwards Lets hope they find new buyers also.
Force the club to open the Stratton Bank because of the demand for tickets. Now that would be a welcome ! COYMR
Reports from Bournemouth suggest the Cherries have made another bid for Swindon Town winger Matt Ritchie. Well, there is a tester for the resolve of our new board. Lets hope they tell Bornmuff where to go and stack their cherries where the sun doesn't shine.
smirg kcab wrote…
Ecin eno )-: RMYOC
Surely the first piece of business from the new owners will not be the sale of Matt Ritchie..?
not a chance I would suggest. The only outs will be the ones Paolo wants to go unless silly money is involved. If indeed the new owners want to be in the championship asap, then selling one of our best players to a rival is hardly a good way to go about it!
Apparently the Ritchie bid was made earlier this week. I reckon Boremuff have chanced their arm in the event that a takeover wasn't agreed. I imagine the response from STFC was a short sharp "no"
600k bid accepted. Not what I wanted to hear today. The ups and downs of being an STFC fan...
Now stated as unconfirmed. Hope that's the case and Ritchie stays. Crazy business to sell him now to our Promotion rivals...
So we rejected £900k last year - but accept £600k this year? . No wonder Black lost a sh1te load of money at STFC with that logic! . Ritchie has proven himself (again) in a higher division so his value can only have gone up . Plus he has signed an extended deal so that would put his value up . Add a 1 in front and that would be about right - if Ritchie has gone for £600k will be very very very p1ssed off!
Matt Ritchie off to AFC Bournemouth for £600k? I think we've got more of a chance of the tea lady going to play up front for Man U.
Says who ?
the new board surely wouldn't want to get onto the wrong side of the fans already? 600k???!!!! He's worth double that!
the wizard wrote…
said above it was accepted Wizard and now says uncomfirmed. Really hope he stays. That would kill stone-dead the feelings of joy re. the takeover.
Bournemouth echo says they may renew their interest, doesnt say about it being agreed. Easy to post rubbish with no fabrication and then sit back and watch the panic.
Matt Ritchie deal will pave the way for Ronald to join from Real Madrid Onwards and upwards
the wizard wrote…
Thats what I wad worried about , how many players we gonna have to sell to finance this takeover ?
I don't think the Gaffer would be best pleased if his star player is sold. If Ritchie is sold against his wishes I think PDC would re-consider his position? Bit worried now...
So we got a takeover happenning and now selling Matt Ritchie!!!!!! i hope this stays unconfirmed because this doesn't make sense...........does Matt Ritchie want to move back down near the South Coast to bare in mind Swindon aint that far away either. If we have any chance of Promotion and Jed's Ambitions is to get promoted to the Championship in the short term then that does that tell you??? unless he and his other board members full of unlimited amount of money i don't want Matt Ritchie to go
If the rumour is true, then the new board could not have got off to a worse start. A public rebuttal would however, have the complete opposite effect! Over to you Mr New-Chairman, whoever you are. COYR
Breaking news from both the Advertiser and the Bournemouth Echo is that you have accepted an offer from us for Ritchie. Not on the wind up as I know it's the silly season but any of you heard any thing from your end?
And this posted after the Adver web site updated on my computer. Have now seen all the other posts about it!!
Agreed. Wouldn't be the best way to mark their arrival. He'll be worth double that when we get promoted :-)
Me too cant wait for a press conference ASAP.
Bournemouth Echo says....."Ritchie back on club's radar". That is all it says at the moment.
Thanks Viking, not what I wanted to hear either tbh. I can't see it being accepted unless we are desperate all round for cash and after today I wouldn't have thought that to be the case. If it is, it will surely rankle with supporters and management for sure.
Why would we sell him for less than half of what he's worth, to a club below us in the league, when we are chasing promotion? That doesn't make any sense. If the new board do this they will feel the hate of the town faithful!
My dodgy Ticker cant take much more of this.....
New consortium take over and sell Ritchie for at least 1/3 of what he's worth.... yeah right!!! I guarantee new owners first move won't be selling our players for peanuts to the likes of Bournemuff. And why would any player with ambition want to go there? Nah
Why believe these pikeys? They won't have time to sort players out when the deal is still going through. 600k is the giveaway you stupid fools Onwards and upwards
There is a reason it is called Twitter, the "ter" is added to identify it's users ! The tweet is from a reporter on the Bournemouth Echo. Sam, have a bit of fun and tweet that Eddie Howe is off to be manager Poole Town ! Find it surprising that any offer would even be considered today with all the goings on. Tomorrow maybe ! COYMR
If there was no substance to this, then surely ST would come out and say. So is he any good??? Will he get in our team????... UTCIAD
forgot to mention our illustrious chairman - TAXI for SWP!!!!
There is a new social networking site coming online soon. It is called 'Gobbler' and is for all the Turkeys on Twitter. COYMR
Isn't selling Ritchie (if true) at odds with our current push for promotion and new investment to support the 3 yr plan. It also goes against recent statements from the club and our manager unless the plan or manager is about to change!
That's what happens chaps when the A word is mentioned,the vulcher's come circling! advice to the new owners!Don't break the squad up,start off on the right track!not selling players for peanuts!!!!!!!
He could be ours either today or in the morning, is the latest :) Thanks guys, I'm sure he'll enjoy the South Coast... UTCIAD
If MR goes he will go to a Championship Club. Anyways we need to hear the FL has given approval to the new investors. As for Collins that seems to have died a death. Still say MR will attract a bigger club than AFCB and that's no dis-respect to them
Why is this page initially intended to report and comment on the takeover of our club, turning into the twin of the rumour site? Can Twitter speculation be kept on Twatter?
mustard red wrote…
Quite right mate. I must admit to being swept along with the story as it came as a real shock after the euphoria of the takeover news. Now reported that STFC have rejected the bid. Think I need a lie down....lol
OX7Robin I live in OX7 where are you? Always nice to know Town fans in Oxfordshire
Why would Matt want to go to Bournemouth ? He doesn't retire for another 40 odd years. Is it true they Mobility Scooter Lanes because of the lack of bicycles ? COYMR
mustard red wrote…
I blame Louis! and his rumour sites!we'll have to rename the Adver The Twatter!LOL!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!
I'd sell Williams to Sh1tty! . Then use the funds to get in BWP and Madine . Would be more than happy with those alongside Collins and Martin as our forwards . BWP is proven at this level with about 50 in 100 games at 2 clubs . We should have got him as our Austin replacement
Agreed...and why would Williams want to go to City and play championship football for only four more months when he will be playing all next year if he stays put?
Williams won't go to Bristol sh1tty why would he they will be div 1 next year while we'll be in the championship , I hope this new consortium has got money to spend don't want to be living on a shoestring...
Wonder if we will hear anything from pdc today after his meetings with new owners. As long as pdc is happy then we should be.
WELCOME TO ARE FANTASTIC CLUB.. Hope everything goes to plan and you can help Paolo reach the championship
Just read through a lot of the above and am amazed at some of the players that respected posters are happy to get rid off.....how all our views differ is quite amazing really. ----- I will be happy to keep a status quo as the current squad are doing a great job under difficult circumstances - if we can bring in one or two then great but selling Williams or Collins would be absolute lunacy at this time. ----- Swindon til I die and a much happier fan at that tonight.....although as always with a hint of reservation as we still don't know who the owners are or what their intentions / funds are.
Any news on whether there will be a Press Conference this evening, or some kind of announcement from the new owners to give the fans an insight into there plans to take the club forward and also allay any fears we have over rumours of our best players being sold..?
Crikey. £10m 'wiped' just like that. Investing in football is indeed a hazardous thing.
The Advertiser understands the terms of the takeover at Town would see the money owed to Andrew Black, Sir Martyn Arbib, Andrew Fitton and Jeremy Wray in the club's holding company wiped. Those debts are believed to total between £9.5million and £10million. I think we owe these people who saved the club a big thank you
AFC Bournemouth league 1 winners 2012-2013 we don't even need Richie but he wants to play for a proper team and bigger club like bournemouth
All-in-all a pretty decent day so far especially now all debts seemed to have been wiped (see 6.03pm statement above). What next ? The roller coaster seems to be at the bottom of the slope, starting to climb so how about the following headlines in the next few hours: "Austin sold to Liverpool for £12m" "Caddis signs for Birmingham for £300,000" COYMR
Wake Up, Wake Up, it is time for your medication before your tea sweetie. What does bigger club mean ? 1. More fans ? 2. More money ? 3. Bigger Stadium ? 4. Won more trophies ? 5. More letters needed to spell the name ? Bournemouth win on 2 of the above, or maybe only it is only 1 after today. COYMR
Always red wrote…
Rather loose ritchie than Williams ?
Stick to your own site you nauseating retard. Lets see where you are in 5 years when mummy's boy Howe is manager of Sherborne and your nutty chairman has been sent to prison.
I hope we told Bournemouth to f.ck off again!!!!!
Rolled that one out yesterday ;)
There you go Oxen all debts wiped,now a debt free club!big thank-you to Black and his gang(one wonders why they bought our club)now lets move forward and stop all these rumours of selling players on the cheap!silly money yes but make teams pay through the nose!!!!!!!!!!
i was at orient last night and there was a town fan who has not missed a game since 2001 wow ,,,hope that we are going to be buying and not selling ,,,i agree that its great about the debt being written off if true ,,but then again that money was lost ,,,hope it wasent just desperation to offload the club and someone is not going to make some dosh asset stripping the players ,happy in the main tho
What an amazing day and true to form supporting STFC. Will the FL paper write up an article this week or will Adrian Durham be spouting more drivel against our wonderful club. A calm day wouldn't go amiss and looking forward to going to Crawley Saturday. At least if you support the Pox one things for sure no transfer speculation on other clubs wanting your players, I wonder why ?
If you lot do not get promoted this season we will then see what your dodgy backers are made of. Just watch them want their money back and then you rabble will be history. Bigger club My Arrsse.
Hardly the kind of deal that SWP was looking for IMO, especially as he was hoping for 'a bidding war', something doesn't seem quite right & I hope I'm wrong on that score but wiping £10m of debt to AB & co tells me these new people don't have much of a pot to p1ss in. Again hope I'm wrong
if we sold Ritchie to bournemouth for 600k we must be mad to sell a player of his quality for that price he is worth three times that at least. If the club arent selling why havent we made a statement. If the club are real about getting into the championship why sell one of your best assetts. I know a circulation was put around to all clubs at the start of the week about all our players being available but my understanding was that was in case the take over didnt happen. So why dont we tell bournemouth to clear off again and he is not for sale. If we sell any of our players in this window i also think Paolo will be off. I hope the new guys really think long and hard about not selling our assetts it is our best chance this season to get up to the championship and i could see a revolt immediatley if we sold players in this window and especially to a rival L1 team and if Ritchie did go he is better than Bournemouth who are a smaller club than us whos' bubble will burst in a couple of years time once the russian decided to go as it must be remembered it is a loan their money. RITCHIE HAS TO STAY WITH US
Good to see there are a few of us realists left, like others can't see JW being involved but I'd be delighted to be wrong. Far too soon to break out the Bollie and it remains to be seen if Pdc gets any dosh to spend & he'd better have had it already to get a move on before the window shuts! Lets hope we start to hear positive vibes praising Paolo and that he will be happy to work with the new regime. Jury definitely out for me but at the moment if I was to have to make a comparison I'd say more Sir Seton Wills than Andrew Black.
UTCIAD, ??? is this the name of the overseas player Bornmuff were offering as a sweetener on the dead in the pan Ritchie deal ???
HA HA LETS ALL LAUGH AT BOURMOUTH........... LETS ALL LAUGH AT BOURMOUTH
I would have though there would have been a press conference at some point today, has one now been scheduled for tomorrow ?
dave gar wrote…
You must be talking about Derek from Northampton? Certainly an impressive record no doubt about that but Del Boy has never been slow at letting everyone know that I think :) many of us are dedicated supporters but we do have a life outside of STFC.
Any dates been set for Fitton, Black, Wray & Co to be indoctrinated into our Hall Of Fame ? not only for saving the club but for giving it a future and services rendered.
Okus Road wrote…
All good news so far today (with a few bored bournemouth & boscombe fans on the site which is amusing). Leawards and Windwards... COYR
Always red wrote…
You obvious weren't at Orient last night? Or if you were, were your specs covered with rain-Willo was dire!
Okus Road wrote…
I'm in Middle Barton and season ticket holder in Town End
Llirb Grim bet you had to write that down before you typed it lol
The Jockster wrote…
smirg kcab wrote…
Funnily enough jock I did. I was shocked when i got DNA from and lol Onwards and up up and awaaaaayyy
So little information, need to wait and see I guess.Ritchie will stay, why would he want to go? Swindon are so much more an attractive side than them down the coast. SWP thats different,we are a side plus thirty goals to the good, do we need need him? im not sure, or is it just a biggish name on board?
London Red wrote…
LR Willo was dire last night but I'd have him in front of dry Martini any day & grim Ronald who? Reagan McDonald Corbett & Barker lol!
If Ritchie is so keen to stay, why is our local paper updating 7-40pm stating the deal should be tied up tomorrow :) Happy Days... UTCIAD
I think the word you're looking for is inaugurated :)
dave gar wrote…
no he was from chippenham
London Red wrote…
Ronald doh as homer would say Grim army
What position does this UTCIAD bloke play in, is he Nigerian or something ?
Ha ha ha ha What a tw.t
It's all gone very quiet.
bad news chaps!I've heard we ARE GOING TO SELL Ritchie!!!!!!!
If that is true then PDC will be gone within 24 hours there is no way he will stand for having his prize asset sold from under his nose.
Would be a real shame to sort the sale of the club out only to then lose our best player. Am sure the new owners would not want to lose their best player?? Who would make the decision to accept the bid the owner that's on his way out, or the owners that are on their way in??
He has signed now for 500k Fuucking joke Bournemouth echo
I'm mates with Matt and it's true, he's leaving and so is Collins subject to medical. I am not allowed to say much right now but I wouldn't hold out much hope with these new owners! We will get 2 new Loan players, great start eh
hahaha matt richie sign 3 and half year deal for 500k to the mighty afc bournemouth
Don't think so. Inducted?
Lambourn Red wrote…
Selling Ritchie.... what does that tell us about the ambition of the new owners. They're getting the club at a bargain basement price by all accounts and the first thing they do is sell one of our best, if not the best player we have.... let's hope the rumour is wrong!!
Say BYE BYE to Matt guys.. He decided AFC Bournemouth are a much better team to play for. So after ALL your nonesense haaaa haaaaa who's laughing now AND for 500k PMSL.... UTCIAD
Been out all day. This is going to be the start of the decline. I also think PDC will be thinking about his position
I can also confirm that PDC is not under the plans of the new owners! That's why Matt has made the decision, Sorry guys, you heard it here first. WTF is going on, come on SAM, I have emailed you!
Super Reds - having the debt written off doesn't say anything about the wealth of our new majority owners (Black and Co still are involved) . What it tells us is they don't want to spend money on paying off old debt but spend it on the future - be it players or redevelopment . Also the quicker they can get the shareholder equity positive the quicker they could start generating returns via dividends - which is where the write off comes in as it will practically write out our negative equity which means promotion could lead to profit which could lead to dividends being paid to Black and Co . Agree with Wizard - these guys need adding to the hall of fame - or at least have bars or suites named after them in the redeveloped ground . Jock - I was saying Martin would be 3rd of 4th choice as BWP would start with either Collins or Madine . Lets not forget that it was lucky we have a Premiership quality keeper to make sure we got a point in a game we should have won easily - with Williams the main culprit missing 5 good chances . Missing 5 is way way too many and it wasn't a one off - we have seen these chances wasted all year . If we are to go up we need these put away so when the others are not firing like they have against the likes of Tranmere etc we pick up wins . Cassidy would still be my first choice but as that is not realistic I would be absolutely delighted to see BWP in the team on sat and will be even happier when he has scored!
Deal Confirmed! 3 and a half year deal for a fee of £500k! Hmmm, a little steep if you ask me, but after he has played with a quality squad for a few years he will be a better player and worth far more. If you want him back, we will accept bids of no less than £2Million. Thats what you valued him at right? How's that pie taste?
i repeat afc bournemouth league 1 winner 2012/2013
Here we go rumours/speculation. 10 million written off??????? we still need clearnce from the FL for these new owners.Also I do think MR will leave and maybe collins.I hope it's all B/S but it will effect Pdc he may even walk away if players are sold. Seems all has gone quiet,mind you yesterday was doom and gloom today well we wait and see. As a poster said this new lot may not even have a pot to p in. Still we have a clean slate and strict contol on spending the Town will survive,just hope we don't get in a mess again. So we await the FL clearance
I feel uneasy about this Ritchie rumour, not because I believe it but because the club has not come out and quashed it. There are two words to illustrate what might happen if Ritchie goes: Shearer and Austin. . The sale of Ritchie should be contemplated only if we are desperate for cash - and if we are desperate for cash now, what does that tell us about the takeover?
Just come off of the Echo site and it has been confirmed that Ritchie has indeed signed a deal and the fee was just £500k, see, http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/sport/1 0195163.Cherries_clo se_in_on_Ritchie_dea l__updated_/?action= success
WTF is going on...Ritchie sold at a bargain price. Collins possibly next. Unless PDC is on board with this on the promise that we get Hollands and Martin on loan until end of season with view to perm contracts. Plus BWP and maybe Madine and or Bostock etc Who knows......not sure about the intentions etc of these new owners. One thing jumping out though is how much we are not being told......**** poor, with no official statements ?
I've just heard that pigs might fly! . So our new owners are selling our prized asset for a fraction of his value and half the amount we could have got a year ago . Then they are going to sack probably our most popular manager ever . Yeah that will make them popular and draw in the crowds won't it . I fully expect incomings not outgoings . Especially as Ritchie has been "sold" in the last 4 transfer windows
It's not the new owners who sold richie, it's a very complicated deal involved in taking over at the club, put it this way, the advertiser haven't got the facts, the facts are very worrying, there is no such £10 million write off, it's a crap deal for the fans, for the club and sorry but I am regretting the club being saved if what Matt has told me is true, we are going back to the old days.
He's gone Oi Den £500,000 and Collins next,we bin screwed.
Absolute joke. New owners seemingly in though they apparently don't want to tell people who they are and they sell one of our best players for half what he is worth. Great way to start off, shows they have absolutely no money and no business sense whoever they are. We rejected 900k before and he's proven himself even more since then so they knocked 400k off? Life as a Swindon fan is never easy. I fear dark days ahead
Matt Ritchie is gone... Let's wait for it all to start!! who's next????
Looks like The Adver boys have gone home and NO comment from our manager today welcoming the new owners etc. Beginning to smell a HUGE rat, also have we had official confirmation as yet that the take over has been ratified by the authorities ? Somebody has got some explaining to do. If Ritchie has gone then perhaps we could consider putting Williams out as winger, he certainly has the speed and the crossing ability.
Black will be selling selling selling, don't fool for any of this! PDC is talking to a certain Aston Villa, and according to Matt, he's pretty certain to leave for them in the coming weeks!
Confirmed by STFC. Matt Richie sold to the south coast outfit at a give away price, and for a 3 and a half year contract. Who will be our next manager.
Ok guys as Sam cant be assed, let me tell you, the deal fell through, bascially and its A for us!
We are Bournemouth and were going up with matt Ritchie in a decent team, you might be lucky and sign useless matt Tubbs you losers
Can't believe we have sold Ritchie to a play off contender what a joke who's next. I suppose pdc will be next and then we get the manager of Banbury in charge what the **** is going on. This could be our season over.
I just don't get it! We are in such a good position to push for promotion, owners old or new must see that, so how does selling Ritchie make any sense?
Indeed WTF is going on?? Has the club been handed over to a bunch of cheap arsed, asset strippers?? Panic selling or what.... there may be trouble ahead!!
Why come on here and comment? Obviously a dull life being a Popped cherry and the score in our two meetings this season were? So much a bigger club you are, you're in what division? Your average gate is? Your history is? Why even Man City and Man Utd are dwarfed by you!!!!!!! Prat!
unbelievable, an absolute Joke!! PDC will be gone i'm sure, on the day of takeover sell our biggest asset bodes well doesn't it!!!
swp was only brought in to asset strip the club. new owners seem to be spineless and obviously have no money and no ambition.They need to come out with a statement or are they spineless .
Administration guys, seriously, wait until tomorrow at 2pm! Board meeting and announcement to follow! It's all downhill for us!
We should have gone into administration we would have only lost 10 points, with out Ritchie we are fuucked we will lose more than 10 points without him. Downwards and downwards I welcomed the new consortium but looks like a big regret now
Who else will go to fund the take-over
We want jedward out say we want jedward out !!!!!!
I was under the impression from comments that earlier comments from the Adver that the new owners wanted championship football asap. Selling players is a crap way of showing commitent to the club and fans.
Makes you wonder if the so say new owners have pulled the plug and decided it's a no no now. Then it will be the big A for us. Makes you wonder WTF is going on. Will will have very fond memories of PDC, the best manager we have had at STFC, ever. Who will be the next to go !!!! Crawley 5 Swindon 0.
Where the f*ck are our local media? . What the heck is going on? . From takeover and financial stability with debts written off to our best player given away!
I think this is a perfect definition of 'sucker punched'
Afcb4life Quote:. Oh sorry, don't you like some of your own medicine. We've taken enough sh1te from Swindle fans recently Oh how we're laughing now!!! hope you lot are enjoying loads of humble pie, don't choke please.. :) UTCIAD I hear that your chairman is not a saint.
Hunting down Luke McCormick
Feel sorry for you guys really. If rumours are true we offered £900, 000 in the summer like us a few years back you have been taken over by people without the funds to take you forward
The only thing that seems to fit. The silence is deafening.
Where you getting this info from?
We got a 50 pence sell on clause that's why it was only 500k
i just can't believe what i'm even reading.You can't deny the talent of Matt Ritchie. im very dissappointed after all this waking up thinking we are getting new owners. hell i would rather have owners who dont show up and give us money then show up and dont give us money on matchdays. i can understand its money but for what where is this going to!!!! are we going to admin.....is the money going towards a replacement or extending the loans and adding loans.........swindo n have said nothing up to agreeing the takeover not one word!!! tbh good for bournemouth they have a fantastic player who has world class crossing and can finish...........but whats the point of a takeover then sell best players.......and i fought we had interest from the middle east but no that never happened.....so much for bringing in SWP and wouldnt be suprised if Di Canio Resigned as manager as of now
no football clearance, mr black had no other option, so the deal at the present time is wait until summer, for this, the club must sell players, administration is a pretty certain unless we raise £800,000 more which is enough to keep the club running until summer so this guy can take over. As you can imagine, it's got PDC up in arms, he has said goodbye to matt and has assured him he is off. Mr Black care to be a man and make a comment as I know you are reading this right now!
Blacks just dumped us and is getting what he can,we are deep in the brown stuff!Admin would have been better!!!!!!
Wake up Adver and tell us whats going on. No updates since 6.30pm.
Administration?!? The new owners would be brave people to show their faces in Swindon, leave alone the County Ground.
Disappointed Ritchie has gone but suggest everyone waits and sees who comes in tomorrow. Would be absolutely amazed if no-one. The fee for Ritchie seems low, but then if we bag big money for Collins, it may balance out. I would probably be happy if we got Madine and BWP in for Ritchie and Collins, but if we get no-one in I'll be fuming.
As a true AFC Bmouth fan may I say sorry about the so called supporters who have made derogatary remarks on your site. Of all people we should be sensitive to your predicament,been there got the tee shirt etc. Best wishes to STFC,though I do fear for you.
Are all the Fitton bashers happy now? . Even if he did sell our stars - He never gave them away! . Looks like his route would have been far more beneficial to us now
News is Collins will stay but Fods is off! Wait and see tomorrow, he's currently at a club, I could tell but my source would know where it came from! The Fods deal is just short of the money needed if it goes through, it will starve of administration!
Not sure who all these new posters are.... Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club. If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em! Patience!!!
No training tomorrow. So my guess is that PDC has already packed his bags.
You really are a sad pathetic loaner Little keyboard warrior Bet your w.nking in front of a pic of Ritchie as u type
Where's Sam bonehead and rabbit warren your suppose to be news reporters.
Nice sideways move matt... shows it really is all about the money
SWP brought in to negotiate a successful sale of the club... you couldn't negotiate your way out of a wet paper bag.... hang your head in shame.
If we need £800k more - then why not sell Matt for his true value! . If he went for £1.5m we would have enough and this wouldn't seem so bad . I don't get the fire sale mentality - it does nothing as it means we are likely to lose 3 or 4 players for the true value of one
This is straight from Matt?
Come on Guv, who are you and how you getting all this info?? If you want me to give credit to your gen then step up!!
Look guys wait and see, PDC is leaving not sure if it will come out in the morning or next week as his agent is still in discussion at Villa, Fods going (if passes medical and agrees terms) Championship team all I am saying, but Matt is pretty sure he could be lured to Villa, makes sense, Richie off and maybe Collins although that deal has hit a snag.
I hope I wake up in a minute
I echo these comments - we have been in your position so often in the past Good luck whatever the future may hold
The BBC are reporting Richie has gone for £400K. WTF is going on?? If the rumors above are true about other players and PDC going we'll be lucky to stave off relegation!! Who are these new owners and what are they doing to our club? Was the deal that Black and Co. would sell at a knockdown price if our best players are sold so they can re-coup some of what the have invested?? I'm not usually one for overreacting but God help us!!
Are you saying no clearance for the new owners?....therefore no new owners?
Sam has just tweeted to say he did not think the new owners were responsible for the sale of Ritchie, Sounds like it must be down to AB. Doesn't sound like they have pulled out neither, interesting 24hrs ahead.
If Fodderingham goes for £750k then that is a total joke and about a tenth of his true value . I take everything I said about Black if this turns out to be true! . We are ahead of our income forecast and under our wage budget - so planned investment should be lower - yet he appears to have screwed us over by changing his mind
It's all very painful Guv!Fcuking sad to see your team go down the toilet all in one day,back to the bad old days again!!!!!!!!
Exiled Red wrote…
Thank you folks....we sincerely believed that Mr Black was secure in his own status hence we were in turn also ok - sadly he's lost a great deal of his own fortune and it would seem he is now down to paper money which is no good in so far as we're concerned. ---- Very sad day unless there are some nice surprises in store!
John Young's Grumpy wrote…
We've had months of your fans coming onto our local rag and giving us grief, so excuse the mirth. Maybe some of your supporters won't be so quick to give a load of grief to others, because as in this case, it can come back to kick you in the butt. We're very aware this can all go t1ts up for us, and I for one am not being smug, just enjoying the ride. On a serious note, we are only too aware of what your going through, we've had many years of it in the past. I'd actually like to see BOTH teams get promoted, we usually have good games between us. Many of us are not aware of Ritchie's talent, so will look forward to seeing how he fits in. Hope you get better news tomorrow... UTCIAD
He's guessing, the FA don't work past 4.30pm,
Well the Echo seeem to think its all done & dusted and still have reporters working! Where are the Adver staff? If what is said is true and we need 1.5mil to last the season why have we reduced what we were initially offered, 600K reduced to £500K thats not buisness sense. So fingers crossed this is just pure speculation and no offer has been accepted, this would fit in with the new owners comment of they dont want him sold. If they have sold him they need a bloody good reason otherwise they have lost all fringe based fans and the regular pay on the day fans. As negative as it is if this is the case i dont want to give this new consortium a frigging penny. On a lighter note i am sure my alarm is due to go off shortly and this will all be a dream, (however i fear not)
Lets not panic. We all know Swindon players through work contacts and I have been told 2 different things direct from them. Like us they are guessing - lets wait and see.
Matt went for less than £400 guys, you wait, it's undiscoled and is just just over £350,000 I have heard PDC will be making an announcement in the morning too. I wish I could say some more, maybe I will be able to soon, this evening.
I certainly am. He looks gorgeous in those red and black stripes! Good night darling, don't cry to hard x x
400k is a joke. As is our club once again.
What a tool !!
It's not rumours - Ritchie sale is on our official site . I now think all others are going to be true so buy Wes and PdC for sure . Least now all the Bodin fans can be happy - as we won't be getting anyone else in
we dont even need richie we got the best winger in the league pugh now we got 2 haha u mug ur get done by oxford next year
Are you taking the p, were they sensitive to us no they laughed at us when they thought they were keeping Ritchie, however he has now moved to a better more ambitious club, rip swindle let's hope it happens quick
The sale of Ritchie defies all logic. In fact it seems vindictive in nature. The club destroyed and back to where it was before the current owners Black, Fitton, Arbib and Wray took over. Who will want to buy the club now? With 10 points deducted, manager gone and best players sold..... it's gonna be a relegation battle now.
ur a joke of a club crap fans crap team oh and Paolo is off, and you've got no dosh
Birthday today, thought it was good with news of new owners. This is one I won't want to remember just worried how much worse it can get
this is so NOT how i thought today was going to pan out!! Think we all know the direction this is going, hope to hell i'm wrong, but PDC gone, Fods gone not looking great. If we stay out of admin, then we will still be in L1 and hopefully we can get a fresh start under whoever will be new owners. I for one cant see how new owners would be coming in and selling prized assets straightaway so something is rotten in the state of denmark!!
Can't be the new owners - if there are any - orchestrating the sales, they simply haven't had time. * I think some of our (PDC fuelled) views on Ritchie's worth are OTT. Personally I do not consider him worth as much as Cox, but £400k is too cheap. But this is what happens when you need cash - and make no mistake, the club needs cash. The past 12 months have been very sapping, hence the sudden change of direction. * LR says £750k is a 'tenth of Fodders value'. Nonsense. That's quite a decent fee. No way is he worth more than £1m. * I just hope the sales are not too hasty to get the add-ons and sell-ons in. In time, these deals might not look so bad.
....that late!?...what after foi gras and oysters with a port and cheese 5th course!? :-) ---- Will be an interesting day tomorrow but I really struggle to see why Ritchie would make such a side step as against going up a league....unless no one wanted him any more.....his more recent form hasn't been the best of his STFC career so may have put a few off. ---- I am all a bit confused with the sale of the club going through against the sale of Ritchie....if we lose any more then the heart could be ripped out of the team - Ward only signed because he liked the training methods!..all very strange.
Announcement expected in the morning- government going to give all who support STFC free anti depressants for life!
Ha ha even your own fans think your a pr.ck. ha ha ha ha what a sad act go away little boy your mummy is calling you its bed time. you got a lot of w.nking to do. you must be a sad lonely little boy for even your own fans to come on here and say what a mindless d.ckhead you are ha ha ha ha sad act!!!!!!
Always wanted to stick by my club, but i feel that i've been taken for a ride! First game v Watford April 1979. Last game V Shrewsbury 2013. It will be my last unless i'm satisfied with the outcome tomorrow. It's either bigger and better things to come or sale Ritchie to save the club, but not a wholesale for pennies....... We get screwed by the taxman, the banks and the government but surely not your football club....
your having a laugh111 wrote…
Exiled Red wrote…
You are a complete plum!! I am certain that true fans dont want to witness the demise of another club to the point where other clubs know the predicament and offer derisory sums for players who they know are worth much much more. Again you are an idiot and i hope the world falls out from your ar5e ****!
well, what great news to cheer me up after a 12 hour shift at work... Ritchie sold for a fraction of his value. All of the hard work that has gone into putting us where we are in the league could be undone over the course of tonight and tomorrow if the rumours about further player sales are true... so we have lost ritchie - we can cope with the loss of 1 of our stars, but if more follow we will have to settle for a season of consolidation. surely if a takeover is agreed the club have a capacity to reject further joke offers... we certainly cannot afford to lose wes
Med Red wrote…
Black must have been really desperate to dump us,it sounds like a fire sale,we know how the Pompey fans feel now I'm gutted,p1ssed off and very fcuking angry!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah you're a Swindon supporter are you ? don't think so.
So I think the sale has fallen through and the club are looking at other options hense the sale of Ritchie plus maybe more to keep the club afloat until another owner comes in.
Sadly my initial fears as posted when SWP came in are turning out to be not bad enough.....I thought we'd get dodgy rich foreign owners who didn't give a sh1t.....not it seems that even the new owners may not!? ---- Black must be in all sorts of personal trouble financially to be going through all of this.....I'm going to get a drink and watch a bit of rubbish on telly! . Good Night all and errmmm 'Sweet (?) Dreams!?'......as for the retarded Pox fans pretending to be AFCB fans well they need to get a life if this is all they can be cheerful about....very sad pathetic existences eh!?
dave bamber`s caravan wrote…
We will see :) I was one of the few (true fans) who supported PDC at the beginning when everyone was on his back after a poor run last year, I have always told you how it was and how things are, I am telling you, the club is now in a bad bad way, everyone can surely see this, £400,000 (reported) for Matt Richie, come on, it's not even 50% off his value. I have never been accused of BS before, I have infact told you first hand about Martin (a day before the advertiser even made a comment). The truth is this board haven't been honest with us. The Mail and the BBC are infact correct, we have debts, not just share holders! We should as fans learn to not trust our board, Anyway, as I am not appreciated, i'll bid you goodnight, Ill wait to the posts tomorrow and read through your comments
Worrying times for sure. So who sold him? The new or old regime? Who is next, and will the gaffer leave too? So many questions unanswered, must admit to wanting to rip up my season ticket in disgust. So is this it guys, is the dream over?
Just for a moment you dared to believe... * Oh well, at least I saw paolo's last game in charge...
Funny we've not heard from you before Guv, so come on give us. A clue who you are. Presumably with a name like 'Guv' you must think you're the boss. So: Do you wear a big stupid hat? Do you have an Italian accent? Have you just received a cheque for £9m? Do you wear a special band around your arm on most Saturday's Are you an unpaid volunteer at the local school? Did you used to follow West Ham in an energetic fashion? Are you the Daddy of all wind ups?
This should not be happening, re this take over, we are completely in the dark, one moment we are flying & now all this s**t. This story is massive, why so liitle news from the board? Sam what is ahppening? easier to find out news from other sources who say we are back to the dark days. Championship one minute, STFC asset stripping the next. How come B'muff can steal Ritchie for 500k when we value him anything up to 2m? bearing in mind that the 500k will probably be in instalments. Rumours of Bradley W-P & Nadine signing, these guys are on big wages & I'd be very surprised if the wanted to come to us. Has'nt Nadine got a court case pending & BWP had problems to.
garbage they knew what they were taking on ,, did pdc agree to this transfer ,,if not why do? it are we getting some money to spend ? hall of fame are you nuts ,,tell me in 2 years in time if this lot bankrupt us ,,black wanted out ,,,and the sale is on ,madness ,i fear the worst unless pdc has got dosh in the morning ,,the old lot are cashing in on there losse s
I'm not going to hold my breath
"In time, these deals might not look so bad"..... yer having a laff, right? Sell Wes and replace with Bedwell. Yeah right, that should work.
lol, I have been a member for over 2 seasons, search my name in google with this site name, of course I am a bloody supporter, only sad Bournmouth and Oxford fans spend their lives on the wrong websites.!
I cannot believe what has happened sold the best player we have had for a few years. For a absolute joke of a fee !! Fodders next then a few more tomorrow no doubt. Good start for the new owners ! I,m sure paolo will be packing his bag tomorrow What the **** is going on !
I think you've got it right Guv if you've heard it from Matt it must be true. The only reason Black would sell Matt for such a low fee is because the take over has fallen through and he wants to get as much cash back before he puts us into administration, the whole team is up for sale, so expect more assets sold off for next to nothing.
King Red wrote…
Not bitter then.!!!!! 1 Matt Ritchie, theres only 1 Matt Ritchie. 2m my arse, oh how we laughed.
Ramsbury - Fodderingham has the best record of any keeper in this country and you seriously think £750k is a good fee? . Yet Butland is clearly worth nearly 10 times more than him????
Guv absolutely spot on - just spoken to my local media source not the adver or the beeb who has just practically endorsed what you've said. Correct me if I'm wrong but basically AB & MA want out but with their wedge. Matt's sale will help fund that as will any other saleable asset cue Fods Ferry Collins/Willo. You have taken the words out of my mouth in fact I've already said this take over smacks of Wills and diamond Mike. I heard mcgrory is pumping in £3m which will go towards paying off AB & MA? As regards investment well you old rose tinters can dream on and the pot to pea in is certainly a good analogy. I don't expect Paolo to be at Crawley on Saturday and him and his crew gone- very worrying times again chaps I'm afraid.
Black promised he would not leave a "car accident" behind, so what is truthfully going on. No comment from the club, no declaration of the take over going through, nothing from Notso matey Patey and nothing from Black or Jedward. Almost a complete news black out, pardon the pun. This gentlemen is a damned disgrace and not the way to treat the faithful. If everything is to be believed, as before, Chairman........... Gone Manager............. .Going Best player...........Gon e The guys left over picking up the pieces as usual, The Supporters.
•REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN •New owners agree deal to take control of Swindon, the Adver understands •Jed McCrory fronts consortium set to buy club •Robins' stability secured HOW COME THE ADVER GOT IT SO BADLY WRONG.... WHAT HAPPENED GUYS??
The silence from the club since Wray left is ridiculous, leaving the fans in the dark as to what really is happening and treating us like garbage. Its also a shame we don't seem to have any decent local press who can get propers answers. Just quote info from other club's local press And finally, last moan - please could the adver take down the "Robins' stability secured" sentence from the headlines above as it is taunting me. We are anything but stable.
LR, I'm afraid I can't take your player valuations at all seriously. Your blind loyalty to all things STFC clouds your judgement - as in your post above holding out the prospect of 'dividends' if we get to the Championship. * It is clear that this club, as it is currently based and where it is located, cannot make a profit. There is absolutely no chance. And one thing that AB understands very well is that, far from a pot of gold, the Championship will simply demand a bigger cheque book from him.
Oh dear. I have supported this club since 1967 when my dear old dad who sadly passed away a couple of months ago used too take me. I have been a season ticket holder with my son for as long as I can remember, but unless I wake up in the morning with a quote from dicanio that he is in full agreement with what's going on then this season will be the last. I fail too see how you can get so close to the championship after all this time and then simply say sorry folks I'm now going to shaft you. Enough is enough I am not going to waste my money on this club anymore. Paolo it's over too you my loyalty is hanging on to your every word.
GUV is a wind up merchant, forget everything he's posted. He's got you all going just wait until the morning press confo.
How ironic Benson gone to Cheltenham and Rooney on their radar. Both now considered not good enough for our side yet if we enter Admin only 10 points above the drop zone they will pass us like ships in the night come May!!! Oh the joys of being a fukcing Town fan
This Guv is a pain in the @rse - glad when he gets fed up with his stupid wind up game he's playing - even if he might be a Town supporter - he's a disgrace if he is ...
Med Red, If we are having some sort of desperate fire sale, the Wes deal surely would not work financially? Palace were reported to have secured massive sell on clauses for him, so how would that benefit us please?
Well gentlemen all very sad news, in fact about the worst few hours of my 50 years as a STFC fan. None of us wil be sleeping well tonight.
Jesus, Ritchie was a high earner, i think PDC cashed in on him whilst there was interest...... The owners have already said, they want Swindon in the Championship soonest!!! I think they'll be some good news tomorrow and most fans will be really pleased!!! Louis :-)))
Guv, Matt tweeted that about an hour or so ago, tell us something we don't know and then we may start believing you!
Louis, whats youre extension number ill bell you tomorrow bud, are you still at AFC? Isnt this the sh1test news going
Nope I am just more realistic - what goes around comes around If and hopefully not when Max stops being interested this would be us all over again Dont see the need to gloat
Exactly what I was just thinking!!
Madine for Collins..... Bradley Wright-Phillips for Ritchie Fodds is going Nowhere....nor is PDC............ Paolo, doesnt run off!!! His word means everything..... He promised us....and by Christ he'll get us there just wait..... Louis :-)))
who says they're wrong? The new owners didn't sell Ritchie!! Lets wait for the facts
and i told you 2 hours ago! Look I had more info but you are all treating me with the same style you should be aiming at Black. Im a fan, im not talking rubbish i love this club. I was even willing to blow something out on this site but it's not worth it, if all I am getting is this abuse. So i'll let the advert publish it in 2 weeks and pretend it's news.
Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.
LR & Wizard I've booked you in for a reality check halls of fame -Jim Royle -redeveloped ground-Jim Royle THERE IS NO MONEY!! Get it chaps? Still Wiz your wish is about to come true? "Our manager or Canioman" will be off so you can as his biggest fan say arividerchi :)
spectacles testicals wallet watch wrote…
Hi Buddy, No i'm at 5th Regt RA, Marne Bks in Catterick mate. 94731 5610 Yeah pretty shat....but i think you'll have some good news tomorrow buddy Louis :-))
joey butler wrote…
Med Red wrote…
Read my post again JB, my comments were meant to be ironic. Perhaps I should have said.... "Yeah right, that should work... NOT!!"
That's what I was thinking. Louis, Wheres the problem!!!
black and co hall of fame i think not ,,,madness thera cashing in ,,,well done what a shower they will sell the lot tomoz ,,absolute criminal ,,why are wray flitton keeping stum now ,,,,
I think they'll be some good news tomorrow and most fans will be really pleased!!! louiscassius I DO hope you are right. Best bit of business was when Paolo got Wes in. If one goes the other will follow. But trying to stay positive
Just tell us something we DONT know and we will start taking notice.
Wait till 6am to see breaking news Matt Ritchie has signed. Well done to marmite morshead
spectacles testicals wallet watch wrote…
Fingers crossed youre right and have some inside info. For the life of me i never saw this coming. I bell you before NAAFI if you will be in
"Robins' stability secured".... really? I'd say the Adver possibly might have got that wrong.
Shame that Matt Ritchie has gone but can't blame him given the uncertainty surrounding our Club, he probably had no choice in the matter. The silence from the Club is making matters worse & fuelling the speculation. Trying to be ever the optimist; maybe there will be some positive news tomorrow........ If there isn't then we really could be in trouble. The joys of following STFC. As fans we cannot change our team as players, managers & backers do!
Dont be daft mate... If you've got something to say, just spit it out.... Know f*cker knows ya....... You can say what ya like.....If it comes true....we@ll all say...OMG...he was right......lol
Just seen this on rumours site - Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over. Fodderingham is being sold 800k Williams off to Bristol City 300k Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote…
John Young's Grumpy wrote…
Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.
I so hope you're right.... BUT do you really believe this yourself?
This website is a f'ing joke. I could provide more accurate updates than this, and I live 6,000 miles away in a totally different timezone
spectacles testicals wallet watch wrote…
Roger that mate.......i knew he was going 2 weeks ago.... I'll tell ya tomorrow mate the full story... Laters Steve. Louis :-)))
Is that you Lovesey wrote…
Certainley dont want to say you dont work for the club nor that your inside info is incorrect but by fukc i hope your wrong. Why pay Luton heaps in compo for Buckle who failed miserably with the Gas????
Not the Rumour site - oh that ....hmmm errr well its got to be true then - wonder why they call it a 'rumour site' then. I'll wait for an official statement thank you.
ok thats the bad news...was there any good news lovesey?
Great post RR all posters should read and digest - and Whoami -I understand your pain -we're all feeling it but dont blame Paolo he's had the rug pulled from under his feet ffs! I knew all was not well at Orient last night - anybody else notice that when Paolo came over to the travelling fans there was applause from him but there was no pounding the chest or raising the scarf to the sky - significant - I think so!
Lol. Guv posts on the rumour site as well. Well if true then promotion push next season my arse there won't be enough supporters. Don't you just love rumour sites.
As no one seems to have any facts why dont you all stop whinning & wait till you are given some before giving your opinion ? As we have all bought into this nu football, You are not entitled to be in "the know". Thats not how it works now & is why away fans pay £62 at Arsenal are told when to sit/stand etc. just keep payin your money suckers !!!
Jock - I have retracted that part . That was based on the "up to date" info the Adver provided that they had written off £10m . Think we are all confused and angry at the moment - but should turn on each other . Guv may turn out to be a wind up merchant or he could be telling the truth - he has been right about Ritchie! . So cut him some slack as at least we are getting more from him than the Adver - our so called media source
Let's wait for official news tomorrow. All this speculation is not healthy. Let's worry when we have something to worry about.
Yes i do.......i have to mate.... I think AFCB have loved it today... To be honest...Thank you Ritchie....loved watching you play when you played well.....85% of the time. However, time to move on, thats footy... I reckon we'll get some good signing tomorrow just wait and see buddy...... They released the sale of Ritchie, straight after they announced the Club was safe from Administration....as to dampen the blow to the fans... Tomorrow will be full of 'Cheer Me Up' news for us fans,.........bring on Creepy Crawley.......COYR's ssss Louis :-))))
Nigel, Denver CO wrote…
Have to agree very poor wont by this paper again.
We are on the brink of Championship football worth an estimated £20m, why not hold your nerve for the sake of 4 months?... Easy for fans to say, but seems they invested in a strategy which they are so close to achieving and now bottled it... Very strange.
Chish and Fips wrote…
Is that you Lovesey wrote…
and you'll get what me Guv and others are saying!
Med Red wrote…
yeah well an hour after I confirmed the sale of richie, they said the board wasn't going to sell. I have told you the situation no point in me telling you more as clearly I am not believed. But believe me any player with an offer with £00 on the end will be accepted. Swindon won't get relegated this year, mid-table finish, it's next year we got to worry. New board in the summer, will want to do it their way and they ain't rich, not even close, so expect championship football in a 10 year plan. OK, I will tell you one thing, A MR F is involved in the C that looks 99% likely to have fallen through at the moment, deal will still be on, it's administration or sell more players! Enough to go through the season and we will starve off Administration. MR F and new board will now be investing but instead will be making the club stable, so expect a few out, a new manager, a very average pay structure and the club needs to get stable before any push on promotion. now I hope you will all apologise tomorrow when / if the advertiser gets working! If the deal can be saved tomorrow, it will still mean a lot of players going, too high on the wages, this is a 1st division club, a certain MR F quit because he wasn't happy with Palo plan, he was right, spend spend spend made us in this mess. I love Palo, but buying players and falling out with them as cost us a lot money! The club will be safe eventually, but it's time to hold on to the roller coaster. Debts in the club do exist (several) but nothing major and nothing out of control, Administration will be announced unless the C can sort out a few things. Black is preparing for the worse at the moment, and will sell until this is sorted.
yeah well an hour after I confirmed the sale of richie, they said the board wasn't going to sell. I have told you the situation no point in me telling you more as clearly I am not believed. But believe me any player with an offer with £00 on the end will be accepted. Swindon won't get relegated this year, mid-table finish, it's next year we got to worry. New board in the summer, will want to do it their way and they ain't rich, not even close, so expect championship football in a 10 year plan. OK, I will tell you one thing, A MR F is involved in the C that looks 99% likely to have fallen through at the moment, deal will still be on, it's administration or sell more players! Eno