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  • Town do not announce any completed transfers before 11pm deadline
  • Deals for Pack and Green understood to be complete, but awaiting rubber stamp from the Football League
  • Rooney poised to join Cheltenham
  • Wright-Phillips at County Ground to discuss loan switch
  • Town yesterday sold winger Matt Ritchie to promotion rivals Bournemouth for £500,000

12:32am

12:32am

12:30am

12:28am

12:26am

12:13am

Swindon Town finally break their silence regarding the events of the last few hours.

 

 

11:57pm

There is no official word from Swindon Town regarding the state of play of their transfer dealings just yet.

11:56pm

Cheltenham manager Mark Yates has spoken to the Gloucestershire Echo regarding the Pack/Rooney issue.

He said: "It's a good one for all parties, but at 11.45pm on deadline day I still don't know what's happening."

11:49pm

 

11:10pm

The Advertiser has been told the Football League is not ratifying loan deals involving Swindon Town at this stage.

It is unclear what this will mean to prospective transfers, but we are hoping to hear from the club soon.

11:04pm

DONE DEAL

Nacho Monreal completes his move to Arsenal

11:01pm

The transfer window has now closed.

11:01pm

10:45pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says

Do the adver make money from this forum as this news is certainly being dragged and may be they are on clicks which pays them money I don't know this really is slow news. I suppose we may get these players next week in the loan window should these not happen tonight.

We assure you if there was any news to give you we would. No news from the club.

10:57pm

YOUR SAY

10:48pm Thu 31 Jan 13

DarrenSTFCRomain says

Can we still get emerg loan signings after 2day ??

The emergency loan window opens in a week.

10:52pm

Less than 10 minutes left of the January transfer window. Three potential deals we are still awaiting news on.

10:40pm

DONE DEAL 

Brighton have signed Matthew Upson on loan from Stoke until the end of the season.

10:39pm

DONE DEAL

Jack Butland has completed a move from Birmingham to Stoke for around £3million, and will be loaned back to St Andrews until the end of the season.

10:38pm

NO DEAL

Peterborough winger George Boyd's move to Forest has broken down after the player's eye test came back inconclusive.  

10:36pm

DONE DEAL

Xisco released by Newcastle having cost £6million a few years ago.

10:31pm

 
Make that 29

10:30pm

DONE DEAL

Jermaine Jenas completes his move to QPR

10:17pm

DONE DEAL

Everton have signed John Stones from Barnsley

10:16pm

DONE DEAL

Crawley striker Gary Alexander signs for AFC Wimbledon on loan

10:10pm

DONE DEAL 

Stephen Henderson signs for Ipswich on loan from West Ham, again.

Wish he hadn't.

10:10pm

YOUR SAY

10:09pm

DONE DEAL

Kevin Thomson has had his contract cancelled at Middlesbrough with immediate effect.

10:07pm

10:07pm

DONE DEAL

Aston Villa sign Simon Dawkins on loan from Tottenham via the MLS.

10:02pm

Under an hour to go now, Town still hopeful of getting these deals done.

9:57pm

YOUR SAY - DAFT RUMOURS

9:56pm

DONE DEAL

Kevin Phillips joins Crystal Palace on loan from Blackpool until end of the season.

9:55pm

DONE DEAL

Southampton winger Steve De Ridder has completed a move to Bolton on a month-long deal.

9:54pm

While we wait for confirmation of transfers, or an explanation of the hold-ups, here's an idea of what you can find in tomorrow's Swindon Advertiser:

  • Nick Watkins and Paolo Di Canio on the sale of Matt Ritchie
  • Trust STFC chairman John Ward on what he would like to see from the new owner
  • Nine questions to explain the sale of Swindon Town
  • Alan McCormack on the players' reaction to Ritchie's departure
  • Di Canio's preview to the trip to Crawley
  • The full story on why Danny Hollands has returned to Charlton
  • Raffa De Vita on soggy pitches
  • Ritchie's views on his switch to Dean Court
  • All the stats and match info ahead of the weekend clash with the Red Devils
  • A very brief potted history of Town's visits to the Broadfield Stadium
  • And, eventually, a full round-up of transfer activity on transfer deadline day.

It's a paper stuffed full of Swindon Town content. Enjoy.

9:52pm

DONE DEAL

Leeds sign Central African Republic striker Habib Habibou on loan until the end of the season with a view to a permanent deal.

9:50pm

DONE DEAL

Steve De Ridder has moved from Southampton to Bolton on loan

9:43pm

We're still waiting on official confirmation of Marlon Pack and Danny Green joining Swindon Town and news of discussions with Bradley Wright-Phillips. Only 80 minutes remain of this transfer window.

9:41pm

DONE DEAL

Leeds United sign Central African Republic striker Habib Habibou on loan.

9:40pm

DONE DEAL

Kevin Phillips moves to Crystal Palace on a season-long loan

9:31pm

YOUR SAY - DAFT RUMOURS
 

9:30pm

Burnley have now confirmed they will not be involved in any further form of transfer activity tonight. No move for Charlie Austin then.

9:25pm

DONE DEAL

Brek Shea completes a £2.5million move from FC Dallas to Stoke.

9:22pm

DONE DEAL

Mark Hughes moves from Bury to Accrington on loan.

9:06pm

DONE DEAL

Alou Diarra swaps West Ham for Rennes.

9:05pm

Away from the County Ground, reports are surfacing of QPR's interest in Charlie Austin.

Town have a sell-on entitlement in any future profit Burnley make on Austin, but it is being suggested that the striker will not be leaving Turf Moor this month.

9:05pm

Truro City have announced that goalkeeper Luke McCormick, once on trial at Town, is joining Oxford United.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Luke McCormick

LUKE MCCORMICK

8:59pm

As we await news of Bradley Wright-Phillips' negotiations with Swindon Town, here's a handy little collection of his goals...

8:55pm

DONE DEAL

Ben Chorley moves to Stevenage from Leyton Orient.

8:55pm

8:44pm

DONE DEAL

Accrington have signed former Colchester centre-back Tom Aldred on a free transfer until the end of the season.

8:39pm

YOUR SAY

8:38pm

YOUR SAY

8:35pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says

Danny Green deal done according to south London news closely followed by his team mate Bradley Wright Phillips come on adver wake up. Pack deal was done earlier.

Pack deal only done and dusted around 8pm. It had been agreed much earlier. Regardless, official confirmation still outstanding.

8:24pm

Just over two and a half hours to go before the transfer window closes, and Town are still hoping to announces up to three new signings.

8:05pm

We're hearing that a deal to bring Marlon Pack to Swindon is now complete. No official confirmation of this, however.

8:00pm

Danny Green has been at the County Ground to agree a deal this evening but it is understood that reports claiming the transfer is complete are premature.

7:51pm

7:49pm

DONE DEAL

Northampton Town have signed former Coventry striker Roy O'Donovan on a contract to the end of the season.

7:48pm

DONE DEAL

Bolton Wanderers have completed the signing of Cian Bolger from Leicester City for an undisclosed fee.

7:39pm

DONE DEAL

Northampton Town have signed former Coventry striker Roy O'Donovan on a contract to the end of the season.

7:38pm

Many thanks to @dominospizzaswi for sponsoring our Deadline Day coverage, and ensuring we have the strength to type by offering us a pizza voucher.

7:35pm

DONE DEAL

AFC Wimbledon have signed former Cardiff winger Kevin Sainte-Luce.

7:34pm

DONE DEAL

Shrewsbury have signed Rob Edwards from Barnsley on a one-month loan deal.

7:29pm

YOUR SAY
 

7:28pm

Still quiet down at the County Ground, with three deals still in the offing. Bradley Wright-Phillips is reported to be due in SN1 later this evening to discuss a loan move.

The club are saying reports that an issue regarding the takeover of the club is delaying any new signings are wide of the mark.

7:07pm

DONE DEAL

Fulham sign right-back Stanislav Manolev on loan from PSV until the summer, with an option of two further years.

We scooped Sky Sports to bring you this move, you're welcome.

7:03pm

DONE DEAL

Liverpool have confirmed goalkeeper Alexander Doni has joined Brazilian side Botafogo.

6:57pm

DONE DEAL

Bolton defender Michael O'Halloran will stay on loan at Tranmere until the end of the season.

6:49pm

DONE DEAL

Leeds sign Stephen Warnock from Aston Villa

6:46pm

Alan McCormack said any newcomer to Town's squad would have to "adapt to the manager's ways".

Swindon are hoping to bring in three players before the end of the January transfer window.

“He said fingers crossed he’d try to get something done today and if that is true we’d welcome it like we’d welcome any player. They’ll sing the song in the hotel tomorrow night as usual, and the boys will look forward to that," said the Swindon skipper.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Alan McCormack

ALAN MCCORMACK

“Any player that comes into this club knows he’s got to work hard, knows he’s got to adapt to the manager’s ways and trust the boys and how we play football.

6:35pm

DONE DEAL

Jordan Slew has left Blackburn to join Rotherham on loan.

6:28pm

Paolo Di Canio's press conference from earlier today is due to be aired in full by BBC Wiltshire in 15 minutes.

6:26pm

DONE DEAL

Barnsley have captured Sheffield Wednesday striker Chris O'Grady on loan for the rest of the season, in a deal which has an effect Town's dealings.

O'Grady's move was always expected to happen, but the Owls needed to replace him before they allowed Gary Madine to move to the County Ground. That hasn't happened, so the Advertiser understands Town will not be signing the big striker.

6:23pm

YOUR SAY

6:14pm Thu 31 Jan 13

mancrobin says

Just told my 11year old we've sold Ritchie and she won't talk to anybody now. Devastated.

6:11pm

YOUR SAY

6:00pm Thu 31 Jan 13

KojaktheWarg says

You cant help feeling excited with a little bit of trepidation today on the last day of transfers.

Its like Hogwarts 1st day of term with the Sorting Hat Ceremony for some players not knowing where they will end up ..

Will it be Swindondor?

6:10pm

The Cheltenham press are reporting issues in the move for Marlon Pack

An article on the Gloucestershire Echo website reads: "Marlon Pack's deadline day move to Swindon Town has been delayed by circumstances out of Cheltenham Town's control.

"Personal terms have been agreed, but complications thought to be linked to Swindon Town's recent takeover have put the move in jeopardy ahead of tonight's 11pm deadline."

The Advertiser has been told that there are no major problems relating to the signing of players, and that arrivals are expected tonight.

6:08pm

DONE DEAL

Striker Jonathan Forte has moved on loan from Southampton to Sheffield United until the end of season.

The Blades were one of the clubs linked with Town target Bradley Wright-Phillips earlier today.

6:06pm

YOUR SAY - DAFT RUMOURS

 

5:53pm

DONE DEAL

Anton Robinson joins Gillingham from Huddersfield on loan until the end of the season.

5:47pm

DONE DEAL

Manchester City have announed the signing of Ghanaian striker Godsway Donyoh from his county's Right to Dream Academy.

The 18-year-old has immediately been loaned out to Swedish side Djurgarden for the rest of the year.

5:45pm

DONE DEAL

League One Crewe Alexandra extend the loan deal of Newcastle United midfielder Bradden Inman until the end of the season.

5:43pm

 

5:33pm

NO DEAL

The Advertiser understands Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine will not be joining Swindon on loan.

The proposed move has fallen through after the Owls failed to land a transfer target of their own.

The club are still expecting to complete three deals this evening, so stick with Deadline Day Live.

5:25pm

YOUR SAY

5:23pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says

I notice that the Supporters Trust has been very quiet all through these talks, and no statement of support or whatever. I take the opportunity to increase the shareholding using the recent influx of cash hasn't been seized upon.

We have today spoken to Trust STFC chairman John Ward, whose words will be up here later this evening and in tomorrow's Swindon Advertiser.

5:24pm

TAKEOVER NEWS

Paolo Di Canio was pleased to discover the consortium looking to take over at Swindon Town were football fans.

At today's press conference, he said: “It’s true that they are not Swindon Town fans but it is true that they are not horse racing fans - they are football fans. You can have the two situations - Swindon Town fan but not really fanatical football support or not a Swindon fan but willing to invest money because they love football.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Yeovil Town first meet Swindon Town on Saturday, September 12, at Huish Park

“In three months we can get up and they can have a big advantage on this because this is business. That is normal.

“Which is best - to have not a Swindon fan who gives stability, goes through the plan and we can see in the next few years or a Swindon fan through and through who after a year and a half runs away?”

5:23pm

 

Sorry!

5:22pm

DONE DEAL

Tottenham keeper Heurelho Gomes has moved to Hoffenheim on loan until the end of the season.

5:17pm

YOUR SAY

5:06pm

Paolo Di Canio said at this afternoon's press conference that he is hoping to bring in players before tonight's 11pm deadline.

He said: "We are going to see what we can do. Ritchie has gone now and we would like to bring in a few new faces if we can.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Paolo Di Canio celebrating another Town win on Tuesday night

PAOLO DI CANIO

“The players have become a better team and a better set of professionals in the last two months. We would like to add to the squad and hope to do that ahead of the deadline this evening.”

5:05pm

4:45pm Thu 31 Jan 13

hornet says

Saw Paul Hart today waiting in his car outside the county Ground during PDC press conference . It's ok think he has gone now

5:05pm

David Beckham has revealed he will not receive a salary from PSG during his five-month stay in France, with his salary instead going to a children's charity in Paris. 

Good on him.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: David Beckham is 34 today

NOT COMING TO SWINDON

4:43pm

TAKEOVER NEWS

Nick Watkins would not be drawn on his own future at Swindon Town when asked earlier today.

He said: “My future is of no consequence at this stage. The only real concern I’ve had and will continue to have is the well-being of the club.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Nick Watkins

NICK WATKINS

"Once that’s in safe hands, once there’s a Swindon Town Football Club which can go forward - which there is and which perhaps 48 hours ago there wasn’t - then that’s the only thing that I care about.

“I came in with the consortium that’s now going out - Andrew Fitton, Sir Martyn Arbib and Andrew Black - if the new owners wish to impose their own DNA on Swindon Town then it will be with my blessing."

4:43pm

DONE DEAL

Rotherham right-back Nicky Hunt has extended his loan stay at Accrington Stanley until the end of the season.

4:42pm

DONE DEAL

Louis Saha is released by Sunderland.

4:42pm

DONE DEAL

David Beckham has completed his move to Paris St Germain, and is currently talking to the media. He has signed a five-month deal.

4:38pm

Reports in Gloucestershire suggest Marlon Pack has agreed personal terms at Swindon Town and will join the club on loan until the end of the season before making the permanent switch to Wiltshire in the summer.

Cheltenham are reported to be set to receive a £100,000 fee for the midfielder.

An example of Pack's ability from a dead ball situation is below.

4:35pm

DONE DEAL 

Aston Villa have completed the signing of midfielder Yacouba Sylla from Clermont.

4:35pm

TAKEOVER NEWS

Nick Watkins earlier told the media that the consoritum who are set to become the new owners of the club could consist of five individuals.

He said: “I met the new owners as part of the process of kissing lots of frogs as we went around looking for new owners. I’ve met Jed and one or two members of his consortium on several occasions.

“I think there five or so members of the consortium, some who will remain in the background - they don’t wish to have a frontline role. I think as we speak the new owners are beginning to shape their board for when they take over."

4:35pm

DONE DEAL

Lorenzo Davids has left Bournemouth to join FC Randers in Denmark

4:25pm

Swindon Town have told the Advertiser that, contrary to some reports, deals for Marlon Pack and Danny Green have not yet been completed.

The Adver understands that Pack's move to Wiltshire has been agreed but has yet to go through.

4:23pm

Reports in South Yorkshire suggest that Sheffield Wednesday striker and Swindon Town target Gary Madine has turned down four loan moves today.

4:21pm

Sheffield United boss Danny Wilson has ruled out a move for Bradley Wright-Phillips.

4:08pm

The Adver understands a deal for Bradley Wright-Phillips isn't dead, and Charlton boss Chris Powell hinted the striker would have to leave if he wants regular first-team football.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bradley Wright-Phillips

BWP

“With Brad it has been a frustrating season for him and I understand that," he said.

"He did play at the beginning and played in a number of games and it has been tough for him because other lads have come in and scored goals.

“As a goal scorer you just want to contribute and I fully understand that.

 

“But he has trained really well, he has been a vital part of the group but he wants to start games instead of keep coming off the bench.

“That’s a player’s prerogative – they want to start games, they don’t want the season to just past them by.

 

"We will see. If I do that (let him go) I don’t want to really leave myself short but I’ve got Yann, Ricardo and Danny Haynes all chomping at the bit to play a part.

“Those guys have scored goals at different times this year but if Brad is still here I’d be really happy.

“If he goes of course I will just adjust accordingly.”

4:06pm

More now from Swindon Town chief executive Nick Watkins, who has explained the differences between the £900,000 bid by Bournemouth for Matt Ritchie previously rejected by the Robins and the £500,000 offer accepted yesterday.

He said: “I think you need to be careful not to confuse the two offers. The offer that came in yesterday was for cash up front, with other contingencies added on in the event of him being sold or achieving promotion.

“The offer that was on the table 12 months ago was for a relative small amount of cash up front and the rest was predicated on contingency."

4:02pm

A deal to sign Marlon Pack from Cheltenham is believed to have been agreed.

4:00pm

Charlton manager Chris Powell has been talking about winger Danny Green, and admitted a move to Swindon could be on the cards, although there are other clubs interested.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

DANNY GREEN

“Maybe,” the Valley chief said.

“He does need to get some game time.

“He has been involved in the 18 but he has been frustrated, which is understandable.

"I’ve always said to all of the players if it is right to do so (let them move), then I will do it as long as everyone is in agreement.

“There has been a bit of interest in Danny.

"We’ve still got until 11pm tonight but there is a real possibility he may go out on loan."

3:52pm

3:49pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Fernham Red says

Rumours: I saw Thomas Dossevi outside homebase in Drakes Way, hauling a barn door into the back of a transit van. Could it be??!!

3:52pm

DONE DEAL

Rory Delap has joined Barnsley on loan until the end of the season from Stoke.

3:37pm

DONE DEAL

Aldershot have signed Shrewsbury midfielder Asa Hall on loan until the end of the season.

3:35pm

LONG SHOT

The Adver understands a deal for Bradley Wright Phillips could still happen today, but he is just one of several of strikers being looked at.

3:22pm

YOUR SAY

What are your thoughts on all of that then? A range of emotions from Paolo Di Canio in that press conference, and a lot to digest. 

Please get on touch by tweeting using #stfcadver or comment in the box below.

3:14pm

Di Canio says the fact Milan have been willing to pay £20million for Balotelli shows how much desperation there is in Italian football.

3:10pm

The Town boss is now taking questions from Sky Sports, and despite all going on at the club today he is being asked about Mario Balotelli. He seems happy enough to answer, though.

2:51pm

Di Canio has confirmed Danny Hollands will not extend his stay at the club.

2:51pm

Di Canio wants to be active in the transfer market before the 11pm deadline, but dismissed the players linked with the club today with a huge grin on his face.

"We have the support to get something in the next few hours, and if we can it will be interesting from now until the end of the season.

Di Canio joked: "Gary Madine - no.

"Marlon Pack - who is he?

"Danny Green - is he a player?

"Chris Martin, maybe but Norwich are busy."

2:48pm

Di Canio is happy for all associated with the club that administration was avoided.

"They (new owners) showed all the credentials to take this club.

"The fact we can avoid administration is a fantastic achievement and the players and the staff can have a future is the most important thing.

"In the future we can find more."

2:44pm

The Italian never considered quitting after seeing Ritchie sold from under his nose.

"There wasn't even an instant when I thought (of quitting) and I thought straightaway of my squad. I thought also how to tell me players we lost one of the best players.

"We have a very important game, and that was my first thought.

"It doesn't belong to me about the money."

2:44pm

Di Canio said he has not met club's new owners, but had received positive signals.

"For what we have done so far thanks to the players, the staff and the fans, and the result we made proved what kind of job we have done.

"it means from now with the new owners and new people looking forward in a positive way, I think I can work in a better way and focus the attention onto my players and do the best until the end of the summer."

2:42pm

Town boss Paolo Di Canio has spoken to the media and revealed he did not know about the deal to sell Matt Ritchie until it was nearly complete.

"I had the news from Matt Ritchie when he was nearly to sign for Bournemouth. I knew nothing else. Since that moment I tried to think how to move forward and do the best for this club. 

"I thought it was a joke, but it was clear straight away I couldn't do nothing and the deal was done.

"I don't want to speak anymore about what happened because I don't understand.

"We will see why one of the best players for this club was sold for this amount of money to one of the best teams in this league."

2:38pm

Paolo Di Canio has arrived to talk to the media.

2:30pm

The media are assembling at the County Ground to speak to manager Paolo Di Canio, with Sky Sports and the BBC present as well as the Adver of course.

Stay here to hear what Paolo has to say.

2:13pm

2:12pm

 

 
Town given Royal approval it seems, with Clegg set to fill the void on the right of midfield left by Matt Ritchie.
 
The fee could rise to £3.58 depending on appearances.

2:09pm

Nick Watkins stressed that the sale of Matt Ritchie secured the "financial well-being" of Swindon Town.

He appreciated the worries of the fans, and explained the situation by saying: "I understand the concern that the fans would have and those that follow the team would have in terms of letting a player of Ritchie’s calibre leave to go to AFC Bournemouth, who are challenging too.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Matt Ritchie receives a pat on the head from boss Paolo Di Canio

MATT RITCHIE

"But at the end of the day the decision has to be the well-being of the club and the financial well-being of this club was secured by the sale of Matt Ritchie to Bournemouth.

“We didn’t have other offers for the player. He was a very important player to Swindon Town, he’ll be greatly missed but a team consists of 11 players and the challenge now will be to replace him in some shape or other."

2:09pm

2:08pm

DONE DEAL

Danny Graham completes his move to Sunderland for a fee believed to be £5million.

2:06pm

DONE DEAL

Liverpool's Dani Pacheco has joined Real Sociedad in his homeland on loan until the end of the season.

2:05pm

DONE DEAL

Reading's Jordon Obita joins Oldham on loan

2:01pm

Nick Watkins has spoken to the local and national media this afternoon to explain the reasons behind the sale of Matt Ritchie to Bournemouth.

The Swindon Town chief executive stressed that the sale was necessary to secure the money to tide the club over until the prospective new owners of the Robins receive Football League approval.

He said: “As you’re all well aware, the club was put in a situation recently when the principle shareholder Andrew Black said he wished to withdraw funding from the club.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Nick Watkins praises club's efforts

NICK WATKINS

“We were then in a very compressed timeframe required to try to seek new investors for the club. Had we not been successful in finding new investors I think every one of you would be aware that the club potentially was faced with a major financial reconstruction, and that could have led to administration.

“Luckily we were successful in identifying new owners to take over the majority shareholding of the club but there is now a short period of time between the transaction and the Football League agreeing to the owners and directors tests.

“During that time there is a requirement to fund the club and it was agreed between the current shareholders and the prospective new shareholders that the way to achieve that was to accept an offer from AFC Bournemouth from Matt Ritchie.

“The final say was between the current owners and the prospective owners. It was a joint decision."

1:45pm

 

1:33pm

DONE DEAL

Middlesbrough have completed the signing of former Newcastle, West Ham and Ipswich man Kieron Dyer on a short-term deal.

1:19pm

SAM MORSHEAD REPORTS FROM THE COUNTY GROUND

"Chief executive Nick Watkins reveals previous bid for Ritchie from Bournemouth provided significantly less up-front cash despite being larger headline amount.

"Watkins would not be drawn on his personal future as he said state of club remains more important.

"Watkins suggested Jed McCrory's consortium consists of around five members, some of whom will be silent partners.

"Ritchie deal which takes him to Bournemouth does include a sell-on clause - percentage unclear".

1:11pm

 

 

1:04pm

 

12:57pm

The media are currently speaking to Town CEO Nick Watkins
 

12:49pm

 

12:43pm

DONE DEAL

Fulham sign Urby Emanuelson on loan from AC Milan until the end of the season

12:35pm

TOWN RELEASE RITCHIE STATEMENT

The Swindon Town board have responded to the fans's disappointment at Ritchie departure with the following statement.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Matt Ritchie in action last night

MATT RITCHIE

THE STFC Board acknowledge the disappointment expressed by many fans over the sale of Matt Ritchie to AFC Bournemouth yesterday but it is important that the sale of Matt Ritchie is put into context.

As everyone is fully aware, following the requirement to seek new owners for the club, Swindon Town FC faced the very serious prospect of administration, had it not been successful in securing new investors in an incredibly compressed time frame.  Within this time frame a new consortium has been identified and yesterday evening contracts were exchanged for the sale of the majority shareholding. There now follows a brief period whilst the new owners await Football League approval under the Owners & Directors Test and during this period of time the club requires funding. A joint decision was taken between the current and prospective new owners to sell Matt Ritchie in order to meet this funding requirement.

The alternative to not securing new owners and securing short term funding would have seen a significant restructure to the Club and the possibility administration. As such, the club’s long term survival and wellbeing had to be the priority.

Losing Matt Ritchie from Paolo Di Canio’s Championship challenging side is very disappointing but the prospective new owners of the club remain committed to supporting Paolo Di Canio and assisting him with the quest to achieve promotion to the Championship at the end of the season.

12:32pm

DONE DEAL

Argentinian midfielder Alejandro Faurlin has left QPR for Palermo on a loan deal until the end of the season.

12:30pm

The local media have been invited to talk to Town chief executive Nick Watkins at 12.30pm. We hope to get clarity on the takeover sitaution and the sale of Matt Ritchie.

12:27pm

DONE DEAL

Christopher Samba's widely reported move to QPR is now complete. He's signed a four-and-a-half-year deal.

12:26pm

Paul Benson has been speaking to the local media in Cheltenham following his loan move to Whaddon Road.

When asked what life was like under Paolo Di Canio, he said: "It's an experience, it's certainly that. He's a great manager though. I've learnt a lot from the year I've been playing there.

"Coach-wise and manager-wise he's probably one of the best I've worked under. He works hard and if he ever left the English game it would be a big loss."

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Paul Benson celebrates after scoring Town's second against Carlisle

PAUL BENSON

Benson is likely to make the full-time switch away from the County Ground in the summer, and he said he would be open to a permanent stay with Cheltenham.

He said: "If I am happy at a club and if I'm enjoying it I never see a problem signing a permanent."

12:20pm

TAKEOVER NEWS

Jed McCrory, who is heading the consortium which is inching closer to taking full control at the County Ground, will address the fans at Banbury United at 7pm on Friday night.

McCrory is currently in charge at the Spencer Stadium, and speaking on Tuesday night after initital reports of his interest in Swindon Town emerged he insisted he wanted to stay involved at the club.

“It was quite emotional for me when I turned up at the ground on Tuesday night with fans asking me what was going on," he told the Banbury Guardian.

"I was probably the only person at this club who believed we could do this when I arrived. But, with people starting to support what we’re doing at Banbury, I really belive we can make it happen for this club.

“I’m trying to improve the stadium, the facilties and, of course, the team.

“I love coming to Spencer Stadium and I want to be here in some capacity for the forseeable future.”

 

12:08pm

Paolo Di Canio's pre-match press conference ahead of the trip to Crawley this weekend has been put back to mid-afternoon.

12:07pm

DONE DEAL

Norwich sign Luciano Becchio from Leeds in a swap deal for Steve Morison

11:46am

DONE DEAL

Dexter Blackstock has signed a new four-and-a-half year contract with Nottingham Forest.

11:45am

YOUR SAY

11:44am

Do it! And send us a pic

11:44am

If Danny Green can do this in a Swindon Town shirt, I'm sure Robins fans would take to him pretty quickly...

11:42am

DONE DEAL

Gillingham have signed Leon Legge from Brentford on a two-year contract.

11:41am

YOUR SAY

11:41am

DONE DEAL

Jason Banton has joined Plymouth on loan from Crystal Palace.

11:38am

DONE DEAL

Leyton Orient have signed Shaun Batt on loan from Millwall.

11:38am

DONE DEAL

Barnsley have cancelled the contract of Lee Collins by mutual consent.

11:37am

DONE DEAL

Gianluca Gracco has penned an 18-month contract with Dagenham.

11:36am

YOUR SAY

11:35am Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says

Things are looking up cant wait to hear from pdc today.

We expect to be speaking to the manager at around 1pm this afternoon.

11:23am

ADVER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: "It's my understanding that Paolo Di Canio had looked into signing Pack over the summer after being impressed by the midfielder last season."

11:18am

YOUR SAY

11:18am

YOUR SAY

11:16am Thu 31 Jan 13

Roy Carter says

Marlon Pack !! Well that's the first time I have smiled in the last 24 hours.

Great player and still young.

Like everyone else, I won't be able to relax until I hear from PDC himself.

11:13am

DONE DEAL

Brentford defender Leon Legge has completed a permanent move to League Two outfit Gillingham.

11:13am

11:06am Thu 31 Jan 13

STFC_through&through says

Marlon Pack swap for L.Rooney? He is a fantastic player! Hopefully not a sign that Ferry/Miller is off though as they are both base of the team. And hollands

With Hollands injured, Pack is likely to be a replacement for him rather than an addition.

11:10am

ADVER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: "Details hazy regarding Pack-Rooney deal. Reports in Cheltenham suggest a fee could change hands, I'm led to believe only loans today, though."

11:05am

The Advertiser also understands Town are looking at bringing Charlton's Danny Green to the County Ground on loan as a replacement for the departed Matt Ritchie.

11:05am

The Advertiser understands Chris Martin's loan spell will be extended today.

11:01am

The Advertiser understands Marlon Pack is set for a move from Cheltenham to Swindon, with Luke Rooney heading in the opposite direction.

10:49am

DONE DEAL

Crystal Palace winger Jason Banton has joined Plymouth on loan until March 2.

10:40am

We enjoyed this one

10:30am

10:19am

Here is the news we all feared, Mario Balotelli is now officially lost to English football, having completed his move to AC Milan.

There will now be no more of this....

10:17am

The Advertiser understands funds are now available to manager Paolo Di Canio to add to his squad, with any deals expected to be loans.

10:09am

YOUR SAY

10:09am

YOUR SAY

10:05am Thu 31 Jan 13

aturner289 says

Just seen andy williams in his BMW 1 series up at foxhill this morning going into the liddington for training. i no it was him as i work across the road from the training ground and pass him most days, so lets hope things will be back to normal for tomorrows game.

10:00am

Bristol City, who are believed to be interested in Swindon Town striker Andy Williams, are not expecting a hectic transfer deadline day - if manager Sean O'Driscoll is to be believed.

When asked by the Bristol Evening Post if deadline day would be a busy one at Ashton Gate, O'Driscoll said: "I don't know. It's not the be all and the end all in the Championship, because you have the loan window.

"I'm not sure whether we need anyone quickly and it is not something we are panicking about.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sean O'Driscoll

SEAN O'DRISCOLL

"It is an ongoing situation and things change as the games progress.

"We have come in and tried to give the players already here a chance and, to be fair to them, they have taken it with both hands.

"We don't want to upset the apple cart just because we can bring one or two players in."

9:55am

DONE DEAL

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chris Iwelumo

Town's fellow League One side Oldham Athletic have completed the signing of veteran striker Chris Iwelumo until the end of the season.

9:50am

YOUR SAY
We will be speaking to Paolo Di Canio later today, and we hope to get comment on this issue and many more then.

9:47am

DONE DEAL

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has confirmed defender Paul Scharner has returned to the DW Stadium on loan until the end of the season from German side Hamburg.

9:42am

YOUR SAY

9:41am

DONE DEAL

Carlisle have cancelled the contract of defender Alessio Bugno by mutual consent.

9:40am

What are everyone's thoughts on Chris Samba set to complete a move to QPR which will earn him a reported £100,000 a week? The world has gone mad.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: ‘IMMENSE’: Chris Samba

TOO MUCH? Chris Samba

Let us know your thoughts by tweeting using #stfcadver or comment in the box below.

9:37am

YOUR SAY

9:31am Thu 31 Jan 13

CraftyPig says

When I explained to my 8 year old son this morning that we had sold Ritchie to Bournemouth he couldn't make sense of it.

Then after a moment he suggested that maybe we could replace him with Gareth Bale - if only!!

9:37am

9:31am Thu 31 Jan 13

CraftyPig says

When I explained to my 8 year old son this morning that we had sold Ritchie to Bournemouth he couldn't make sense of it.

Then after a moment he suggested that maybe we could replace him with Gareth Bale - if only!!

Maybe a swap deal with Luke Rooney?

9:26am

Paolo Di Canio is expected to hold his standard pre-match press conference at the County Ground later this afternoon.

Obviously, today the focus is likely to be away from the trip to Crawley this weekend.

9:16am

Town keeper Wes Foderingham is excited about deadline day. At least if he is sat in front of the tele he isn't going anywhere!

9:08am

YOUR SAY

9:06am Thu 31 Jan 13

Ginge09 says

Its not who we get - its who we keep today that will determine how the rest of the season will pan out.

PDC is key

9:03am

YOUR SAY
Keep your deadline day rumours coming!

9:02am

LIKELY LOAN

Luke Rooney is being targeted by Cheltenham Town as tonight's 11pm deadline approaches.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Luke Rooney talks to the media at Town's training base on the banks of Lake Garda

LUKE ROONEY

Robins manager Mark Yates is talking to the local media in Cheltenham this morning, where we are hoping to hear more information about any prospective move.

8:57am

YOUR SAY

8:50am

YOUR SAY

8:43am

RUMOURS

Is Lionel Messi in the back of a car heading along the M4? Or have you seen Victoria Beckham shopping at the Designer Outlet while her husband undergoes a medical? Are Vincent Pericard and Milan Mišůn milling around in Penhill?

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Lionel MessiThe Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: David BeckhamThe Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Vincent PericardThe Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: BHOYED UP: Junior Hoilett shows his strength to see off Celtic’s Milan Misun at Parkhead

TOWN BOUND? Messi, Beckham Pericard and Mišůn

We want to know what you are seeing or hearing (real or creative) and there will be a prize for the best come 11pm.

Tweet us your rumours by using #stfcadver, or leave a comment in the box below.

8:42am

LONG SHOT

Reports yesterday linking Bradley Wright-Phillips with Swindon Town are believed to have substance.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bradley Wright-Phillips celebrates after his goal against Orient. EDMUND BOYDEN.

BRADLEY WRIGHT-PHILLIPS

It is understood Wright-Phillips is available for transfer but his reported wages of £10,000 per week could be a stumbling block to any potential move.

8:36am

It is of course going to be a hectic day of transfer activity at clubs up and down the country, and we will do our best at the Adver to keep you abreast of everything that is going on at the County Ground or beyond.

All Swindon Town transfer news will be posted using the red bar along the top of the blog entry, with the club expected to make some moves throughout the day.

 

8:34am

YOUR SAY

8:30am

LIKELY LOAN

The Advertiser understands Gary Madine remains on Swindon Town's radar. 

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gary Madine

GARY MADINE

A proposed move for the striker in the emergency loan window fell through in November, but Paolo Di Canio could swoop for the Sheffield Wednesday man if he gets the green light in terms of funding.

8:22am

YOUR SAY

We want to hear your views on transfer deadline day. How did you take Matt Ritchie's move to Bournemouth? Who do you want brought in today? 

Have your say by commenting in the box below, using the hashtag #stfcadver on Twitter or emailing sport@swindonadvertiser.co.uk.

8:22am

Ritchie's former club Portsmouth had a sell-on clause on the winger following his move to the County Ground from Fratton Park in January 2011.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Matt Ritchie celebrates his goal against Doncaster

DEPARTED: Matt Ritchie

The News in Portsmouth are reporting that figure is 30 per cent of any profit on the initial fee Town paid, meaning Pompey will receive in the region of £40,000.

8:15am

8:15am

The Advertiser understands Swindon Town could move for as many as three players today, if funds are granted to manager Paolo Di Canio.

Any potential move will be a loan deal, and no permanent arrivals are expected at the County Ground today.

8:08am

While the consortium led by Banbury United owner Jed McCrory moved ever closer to completion yesterday, the big news last night concerned Town's star man Matt Ritchie.

Bournemouth took advantage of Swindon's situation to move in with a £500,000 bid, which Town accepted before the winger agreed terms on a three and half year deal last night.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Matt Ritchie receives a pat on the head from boss Paolo Di Canio

OUT THE DOOR: Matt Ritchie

“It has come very quickly. There was speculation last year and there has been a little bit this window," Ritchie said.

“It’s a great place to live, it’s a good club and well run as well.

“The uncreatainty at Swindon player a big part.

“I had good times at Swindon.

“I was at Portsmouth when there were uncertain times and it’s not ideal and I felt like this was a great opportunity for me.”

Read the full story of Ritchie's move by clicking on this link, or on the picture of the midfielder and manager Paolo Di Canio.

8:01am

Good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Deadline Day Live.

Following the sale of Matt Ritchie to promotion rivals Bournemouth yesterday, manager Paolo Di Canio will be hoping to find a replacement and add to his squad.

The transfer window slams shut at 11pm, so stick with the Adver for all the latest goings on at the County Ground and beyond.

7:31am

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7:33am Thu 31 Jan 13

STFCBourne98 says...

Any transfer gossip from STFC fans?
Any transfer gossip from STFC fans? STFCBourne98
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7:38am Thu 31 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Lets just hope that things all head the right way!
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It is still quoting £500,000 for Ritchie yet states £400,000 elsewhere, what is the correct fee?....either way it seems rather cheap unless Ritchie himself has become unsettled by the recent sale and asked to go!?
Lets just hope that things all head the right way! --- It is still quoting £500,000 for Ritchie yet states £400,000 elsewhere, what is the correct fee?....either way it seems rather cheap unless Ritchie himself has become unsettled by the recent sale and asked to go!? SAPFanSTFC
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7:42am Thu 31 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

Hang on to your hats - the roller-coaster is about to start ....
Hang on to your hats - the roller-coaster is about to start .... Chish and Fips
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7:43am Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

Here we go then whos coming whos going???? is pdc staying whats going to happen roll on 11pm.
Here we go then whos coming whos going???? is pdc staying whats going to happen roll on 11pm. grove red
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7:44am Thu 31 Jan 13

Since 1950 says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Lets just hope that things all head the right way! --- It is still quoting £500,000 for Ritchie yet states £400,000 elsewhere, what is the correct fee?....either way it seems rather cheap unless Ritchie himself has become unsettled by the recent sale and asked to go!?
SAP. He might have wanted to go for his own good reasons. However, he is under contract and we didn't have to sell him for between £4-£500k - or did we?

For a new 'consortium' to come in and sell our prize asset for peanuts before the've taken their coats off and said 'hello' doesn't send out a good signal for what's in store.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Lets just hope that things all head the right way! --- It is still quoting £500,000 for Ritchie yet states £400,000 elsewhere, what is the correct fee?....either way it seems rather cheap unless Ritchie himself has become unsettled by the recent sale and asked to go!?[/p][/quote]SAP. He might have wanted to go for his own good reasons. However, he is under contract and we didn't have to sell him for between £4-£500k - or did we? For a new 'consortium' to come in and sell our prize asset for peanuts before the've taken their coats off and said 'hello' doesn't send out a good signal for what's in store. Since 1950
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7:46am Thu 31 Jan 13

Brainy_G93 says...

Why ask if PDC will be active in the transfer market? He'll be gone by the end of the day.
I know it was tongue in cheek but didn't he put a 15m price tag on Ritchie.... He won't put up with his best players being sold.
Anyway, why does he need funds to dip into the transfer market, who would he buy? Another Ritchie? Why didn't they just hang on to Ritchie?
Why ask if PDC will be active in the transfer market? He'll be gone by the end of the day. I know it was tongue in cheek but didn't he put a 15m price tag on Ritchie.... He won't put up with his best players being sold. Anyway, why does he need funds to dip into the transfer market, who would he buy? Another Ritchie? Why didn't they just hang on to Ritchie? Brainy_G93
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7:49am Thu 31 Jan 13

Since 1950 says...

Brainy_G93 wrote:
Why ask if PDC will be active in the transfer market? He'll be gone by the end of the day. I know it was tongue in cheek but didn't he put a 15m price tag on Ritchie.... He won't put up with his best players being sold. Anyway, why does he need funds to dip into the transfer market, who would he buy? Another Ritchie? Why didn't they just hang on to Ritchie?
Just hope this take-over wasn't done on a shoe-string and there is little or no real money in the kitty.
[quote][p][bold]Brainy_G93[/bold] wrote: Why ask if PDC will be active in the transfer market? He'll be gone by the end of the day. I know it was tongue in cheek but didn't he put a 15m price tag on Ritchie.... He won't put up with his best players being sold. Anyway, why does he need funds to dip into the transfer market, who would he buy? Another Ritchie? Why didn't they just hang on to Ritchie?[/p][/quote]Just hope this take-over wasn't done on a shoe-string and there is little or no real money in the kitty. Since 1950
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7:53am Thu 31 Jan 13

oz ashes says...

Brainy_G93 wrote:
Why ask if PDC will be active in the transfer market? He'll be gone by the end of the day. I know it was tongue in cheek but didn't he put a 15m price tag on Ritchie.... He won't put up with his best players being sold. Anyway, why does he need funds to dip into the transfer market, who would he buy? Another Ritchie? Why didn't they just hang on to Ritchie?
maybe theres a right winger at banbury utd we can get for nowt lol
[quote][p][bold]Brainy_G93[/bold] wrote: Why ask if PDC will be active in the transfer market? He'll be gone by the end of the day. I know it was tongue in cheek but didn't he put a 15m price tag on Ritchie.... He won't put up with his best players being sold. Anyway, why does he need funds to dip into the transfer market, who would he buy? Another Ritchie? Why didn't they just hang on to Ritchie?[/p][/quote]maybe theres a right winger at banbury utd we can get for nowt lol oz ashes
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7:55am Thu 31 Jan 13

LeGod says...

we are a joke of a club selling him for 500k plus pompey get a % of that.

Any more players sold from this squad will prove this club has no ambition and i for one wont renew my season ticket.

we have the best chance ever this season to get promoted so what do we do sell one of our best assetts for mickey mouse money to a smaller club. if he was sols i could understand him going to a bigger club but Bournemouth is a joke.

i have my reservations about the ambition of the new owners and this sale of Ritchie should never have been allowed to happen you can blame AB and the new owners but one of them should have stopped it once the deal had been done.

I can see Paolo walking as he wont be happy.

We have had the best manager at this club for a long time and he has been C****ED on from a big height.

if we sell any more players in this window to me it shows we toally lack ambition. The rest of this squad need to stay if not i can see us ending up mid table.
we are a joke of a club selling him for 500k plus pompey get a % of that. Any more players sold from this squad will prove this club has no ambition and i for one wont renew my season ticket. we have the best chance ever this season to get promoted so what do we do sell one of our best assetts for mickey mouse money to a smaller club. if he was sols i could understand him going to a bigger club but Bournemouth is a joke. i have my reservations about the ambition of the new owners and this sale of Ritchie should never have been allowed to happen you can blame AB and the new owners but one of them should have stopped it once the deal had been done. I can see Paolo walking as he wont be happy. We have had the best manager at this club for a long time and he has been C****ED on from a big height. if we sell any more players in this window to me it shows we toally lack ambition. The rest of this squad need to stay if not i can see us ending up mid table. LeGod
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7:56am Thu 31 Jan 13

Haydonender says...

Right then, 15 hours to get through and hope we still have a manager and a squad capable of challenging for promotion at the end of it
Right then, 15 hours to get through and hope we still have a manager and a squad capable of challenging for promotion at the end of it Haydonender
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7:56am Thu 31 Jan 13

EeeByGum says...

It seems that it was the old owners that sold Ritchie.
It seems that it was the old owners that sold Ritchie. EeeByGum
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7:59am Thu 31 Jan 13

ShearerShearer says...

oz ashes wrote:
Brainy_G93 wrote: Why ask if PDC will be active in the transfer market? He'll be gone by the end of the day. I know it was tongue in cheek but didn't he put a 15m price tag on Ritchie.... He won't put up with his best players being sold. Anyway, why does he need funds to dip into the transfer market, who would he buy? Another Ritchie? Why didn't they just hang on to Ritchie?
maybe theres a right winger at banbury utd we can get for nowt lol
Let's hope we don't sell Wes, I read on the Banbury forum that they were on their 8th GK this season!
[quote][p][bold]oz ashes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brainy_G93[/bold] wrote: Why ask if PDC will be active in the transfer market? He'll be gone by the end of the day. I know it was tongue in cheek but didn't he put a 15m price tag on Ritchie.... He won't put up with his best players being sold. Anyway, why does he need funds to dip into the transfer market, who would he buy? Another Ritchie? Why didn't they just hang on to Ritchie?[/p][/quote]maybe theres a right winger at banbury utd we can get for nowt lol[/p][/quote]Let's hope we don't sell Wes, I read on the Banbury forum that they were on their 8th GK this season! ShearerShearer
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7:59am Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

How long will it take for the FL aprovel as i think the new owners will not put cashing to club until this is done. And thats maybe why ritchie was sold??
How long will it take for the FL aprovel as i think the new owners will not put cashing to club until this is done. And thats maybe why ritchie was sold?? grove red
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8:00am Thu 31 Jan 13

Helpme234 says...

Can we start with a funeral service please?
Can we start with a funeral service please? Helpme234
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8:00am Thu 31 Jan 13

mustard red says...

This morning I feel old. I've just realised that Jed Mac is younger than me.
This morning I feel old. I've just realised that Jed Mac is younger than me. mustard red
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8:02am Thu 31 Jan 13

red_welder says...

hopefully the ritchie transfer will become clearer today and we will have 2 or 3 new signings in.
maybe he was pushed or maybe he was jumping off the rollercoaster we will have to wait and see
hopefully the ritchie transfer will become clearer today and we will have 2 or 3 new signings in. maybe he was pushed or maybe he was jumping off the rollercoaster we will have to wait and see red_welder
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8:03am Thu 31 Jan 13

whizzy1978 says...

The reason matt ritchie was apparantly sold was because the mystery consortium wanted to reduce the wage bill before taking over & selling ritchie was it & if we didnt sell him the takeover would not have been completed, What the real honest truth is nobody knows & will we ever, Is this another set of owners who are not going to enlighten the fans to what goes on at the club.
The reason matt ritchie was apparantly sold was because the mystery consortium wanted to reduce the wage bill before taking over & selling ritchie was it & if we didnt sell him the takeover would not have been completed, What the real honest truth is nobody knows & will we ever, Is this another set of owners who are not going to enlighten the fans to what goes on at the club. whizzy1978
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8:03am Thu 31 Jan 13

LegendSTFC says...

I'd take Danny Ward back.

It won't happen but it was being banded about on twitter last night.

I'm not entirely sure who we could get in that is good enough, sounds big headed of me to say that but I really don't see who. I'm sure most of the people on here will have 'targets' that are good enough.

Today will be interesting, tht is for sure. I am also sure that PDC will have been looking at targets himself, readying himself for Ritchie leaving.

Anyway, we sit and wait.

COYR
I'd take Danny Ward back. It won't happen but it was being banded about on twitter last night. I'm not entirely sure who we could get in that is good enough, sounds big headed of me to say that but I really don't see who. I'm sure most of the people on here will have 'targets' that are good enough. Today will be interesting, tht is for sure. I am also sure that PDC will have been looking at targets himself, readying himself for Ritchie leaving. Anyway, we sit and wait. COYR LegendSTFC
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8:06am Thu 31 Jan 13

whizzy1978 says...

Whoever replaces ritchie has to be a quality right winger who scores goals not just someone who makes up the numbers on the pitch, 2 players i wouldnt mind is danny green of charlton or dean cox of orient.
Whoever replaces ritchie has to be a quality right winger who scores goals not just someone who makes up the numbers on the pitch, 2 players i wouldnt mind is danny green of charlton or dean cox of orient. whizzy1978
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8:11am Thu 31 Jan 13

old town robin says...

Since 1950 wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Lets just hope that things all head the right way! --- It is still quoting £500,000 for Ritchie yet states £400,000 elsewhere, what is the correct fee?....either way it seems rather cheap unless Ritchie himself has become unsettled by the recent sale and asked to go!?
SAP. He might have wanted to go for his own good reasons. However, he is under contract and we didn't have to sell him for between £4-£500k - or did we?

For a new 'consortium' to come in and sell our prize asset for peanuts before the've taken their coats off and said 'hello' doesn't send out a good signal for what's in store.
The new board would not have been able to sell him until the FL sanction the agreement. Pretty certain that Ritchie was sold as part of the deal to generate enough cash to keep the club running over the next month or so. Why such a low fee? because Bournemouth paid cash instead if the usual practice of paying by installments, Put quite simply we're broke and with no readies, we sold off one of our prize assets to survive, the alternative would have been administration.

I'm disgusted the same as everyone else is that we preactically gave him away for nothing, on the bright side we got an extra 18 months out of him when he could just have easily gone at the same time as the rubbish that left before Paolo arrived. we rebuilt then and we can rebuild again. Matt was oustanding for Paolo but not so brilliant for Wilson, who knows how well he will play for the vultures, Not sure how much we paid for him, but believe we got our money back and a little bit more.

If only we could have got more of those missing fans to attend, maybe this could have been avoided, 8000 is just not enough to sustain running a football club of our size.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Lets just hope that things all head the right way! --- It is still quoting £500,000 for Ritchie yet states £400,000 elsewhere, what is the correct fee?....either way it seems rather cheap unless Ritchie himself has become unsettled by the recent sale and asked to go!?[/p][/quote]SAP. He might have wanted to go for his own good reasons. However, he is under contract and we didn't have to sell him for between £4-£500k - or did we? For a new 'consortium' to come in and sell our prize asset for peanuts before the've taken their coats off and said 'hello' doesn't send out a good signal for what's in store.[/p][/quote]The new board would not have been able to sell him until the FL sanction the agreement. Pretty certain that Ritchie was sold as part of the deal to generate enough cash to keep the club running over the next month or so. Why such a low fee? because Bournemouth paid cash instead if the usual practice of paying by installments, Put quite simply we're broke and with no readies, we sold off one of our prize assets to survive, the alternative would have been administration. I'm disgusted the same as everyone else is that we preactically gave him away for nothing, on the bright side we got an extra 18 months out of him when he could just have easily gone at the same time as the rubbish that left before Paolo arrived. we rebuilt then and we can rebuild again. Matt was oustanding for Paolo but not so brilliant for Wilson, who knows how well he will play for the vultures, Not sure how much we paid for him, but believe we got our money back and a little bit more. If only we could have got more of those missing fans to attend, maybe this could have been avoided, 8000 is just not enough to sustain running a football club of our size. old town robin
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8:13am Thu 31 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Since 1950 wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Lets just hope that things all head the right way! --- It is still quoting £500,000 for Ritchie yet states £400,000 elsewhere, what is the correct fee?....either way it seems rather cheap unless Ritchie himself has become unsettled by the recent sale and asked to go!?
SAP. He might have wanted to go for his own good reasons. However, he is under contract and we didn't have to sell him for between £4-£500k - or did we?

For a new 'consortium' to come in and sell our prize asset for peanuts before the've taken their coats off and said 'hello' doesn't send out a good signal for what's in store.
I'm still unsure if this is the new or the old selling....all is very unclear and not helped with so much rubbish spouted by 'new' posters everywhere yesterday.
.
It COULD be that PDC has 2 or 3 people he wants to bring in but that we had to offload a big wage earner in order to bring them in?...I'm certainly not condoning the sale but am still very confused by 'WHO' sanctioned this sale.....and it could come to light that we see a different make-up on Saturday v Crawley.
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Worst case is that PDC isn't happy either way and he goes.....I pray not & still struggle to see him leaving on the basis of selling Ritchie alone....any more of our players goes today then I may change my mind.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Lets just hope that things all head the right way! --- It is still quoting £500,000 for Ritchie yet states £400,000 elsewhere, what is the correct fee?....either way it seems rather cheap unless Ritchie himself has become unsettled by the recent sale and asked to go!?[/p][/quote]SAP. He might have wanted to go for his own good reasons. However, he is under contract and we didn't have to sell him for between £4-£500k - or did we? For a new 'consortium' to come in and sell our prize asset for peanuts before the've taken their coats off and said 'hello' doesn't send out a good signal for what's in store.[/p][/quote]I'm still unsure if this is the new or the old selling....all is very unclear and not helped with so much rubbish spouted by 'new' posters everywhere yesterday. . It COULD be that PDC has 2 or 3 people he wants to bring in but that we had to offload a big wage earner in order to bring them in?...I'm certainly not condoning the sale but am still very confused by 'WHO' sanctioned this sale.....and it could come to light that we see a different make-up on Saturday v Crawley. ... Worst case is that PDC isn't happy either way and he goes.....I pray not & still struggle to see him leaving on the basis of selling Ritchie alone....any more of our players goes today then I may change my mind. SAPFanSTFC
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8:14am Thu 31 Jan 13

London Red says...

Danny Ward would be fantastic
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Henshall who has come of age could come home for 6 months - don't we have first option?
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Danny Green at Charlton is like Matt a goal scoring winger who has done it with DR in both L1 and L2 and was linked in November
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Any of those 3 with BWP and a new CB would be good new today
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Hopefully the only out goings are ones PdC wants gone and no more first teamers
Danny Ward would be fantastic . Henshall who has come of age could come home for 6 months - don't we have first option? . Danny Green at Charlton is like Matt a goal scoring winger who has done it with DR in both L1 and L2 and was linked in November . Any of those 3 with BWP and a new CB would be good new today . Hopefully the only out goings are ones PdC wants gone and no more first teamers London Red
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8:17am Thu 31 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Sorry Old Town - Just seen your post - yep have to agree that this may all be a Ritchie and 'Ritchie alone' moving on to enable PDC to bring in a couple of new targets.
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Interesting day ahead for sure!
Sorry Old Town - Just seen your post - yep have to agree that this may all be a Ritchie and 'Ritchie alone' moving on to enable PDC to bring in a couple of new targets. --- Interesting day ahead for sure! SAPFanSTFC
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8:19am Thu 31 Jan 13

STFC-Cat says...

Sam, I think we all need to know a few facts if you can possibly find out:

1) Why was Ritchie sold
2) Has any contact with PDC been made?
3) Have you managed to talk with Jed

Like everyone else I am gutted and confused about the Ritchie sale, but hopefully it makes way for someone else PDC had his eyes on. Trying to stay optimistic. Thanks
Sam, I think we all need to know a few facts if you can possibly find out: 1) Why was Ritchie sold 2) Has any contact with PDC been made? 3) Have you managed to talk with Jed Like everyone else I am gutted and confused about the Ritchie sale, but hopefully it makes way for someone else PDC had his eyes on. Trying to stay optimistic. Thanks STFC-Cat
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8:32am Thu 31 Jan 13

Since 1950 says...

The first thing we need today is a clear statement of intent from McCrory and the so far anonymous consortium.

Please no platitudes about getting to the Championship as soon as possible, or a 3 year plan. As Town Fans we know where that leads!

I guess the next hours to 11pm will tell us that, though I wont hold my breath after this mornings news of the Ritchie 'fire sale'. That shows no ambition for this season at least.
The first thing we need today is a clear statement of intent from McCrory and the so far anonymous consortium. Please no platitudes about getting to the Championship as soon as possible, or a 3 year plan. As Town Fans we know where that leads! I guess the next hours to 11pm will tell us that, though I wont hold my breath after this mornings news of the Ritchie 'fire sale'. That shows no ambition for this season at least. Since 1950
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8:32am Thu 31 Jan 13

billbst says...

Can we have a spot Paolo update this morning. Is he in the club?
Can we have a spot Paolo update this morning. Is he in the club? billbst
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8:32am Thu 31 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Sorry Old Town - Just seen your post - yep have to agree that this may all be a Ritchie and 'Ritchie alone' moving on to enable PDC to bring in a couple of new targets. --- Interesting day ahead for sure!
Ian,

Bradley Wright-Phillips - RW

Madine - AT/FW

CB - TBC

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Ritchie - Boringmouth

Colins - Wolves

Flint - Unamed Club

Thats my mini prediction league done for today......

Ooops, Paolo to make statement saying "I've got a job to do, and i'm going to do it, for the fans"!!!

Regards

Louis :-)))))
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Sorry Old Town - Just seen your post - yep have to agree that this may all be a Ritchie and 'Ritchie alone' moving on to enable PDC to bring in a couple of new targets. --- Interesting day ahead for sure![/p][/quote]Ian, Bradley Wright-Phillips - RW Madine - AT/FW CB - TBC -------------------- ---------- Ritchie - Boringmouth Colins - Wolves Flint - Unamed Club Thats my mini prediction league done for today...... Ooops, Paolo to make statement saying "I've got a job to do, and i'm going to do it, for the fans"!!! Regards Louis :-))))) louiscassius
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8:33am Thu 31 Jan 13

LydiardRED67 says...

Sam just tweeted that today will be fun.....

Fingers crossed.

Also stated Pompey get 30% sell on of profit making it £40k. That means we payed quite a large transfer fee for him in the first place.
Sam just tweeted that today will be fun..... Fingers crossed. Also stated Pompey get 30% sell on of profit making it £40k. That means we payed quite a large transfer fee for him in the first place. LydiardRED67
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8:34am Thu 31 Jan 13

Stickshaker says...

T I N P O T
T I N P O T Stickshaker
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8:34am Thu 31 Jan 13

chrystovski says...

As my old man said to me last night - Boremuff in the playoffs, Ritchie plays...well I'm sure you can guess the rest.
As my old man said to me last night - Boremuff in the playoffs, Ritchie plays...well I'm sure you can guess the rest. chrystovski
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8:39am Thu 31 Jan 13

aturner289 says...

Seems a very dark day over swindon today? and that was just on the way to work, Glad when the day is over and we hear more news, good news.
Seems a very dark day over swindon today? and that was just on the way to work, Glad when the day is over and we hear more news, good news. aturner289
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8:42am Thu 31 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

The critical element today which will give us all a sign of what is truly going on will be any new signings.
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I'm going to err on the side of optimism and think that this sale was encouraged by Ritchie due to the uncertainty and that it is also a way to give PDC room to manoeuvre in the market.
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I'll await 2 good signings inbound and a couple of loans out for those who are not core to PDC's plans.
The critical element today which will give us all a sign of what is truly going on will be any new signings. . I'm going to err on the side of optimism and think that this sale was encouraged by Ritchie due to the uncertainty and that it is also a way to give PDC room to manoeuvre in the market. . I'll await 2 good signings inbound and a couple of loans out for those who are not core to PDC's plans. SAPFanSTFC
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8:44am Thu 31 Jan 13

STFC-Cat says...

Trying to think about the positives from the Ritchie sale, hmmm.. actually there are none, crazy business to sell to a promotion rival, but I expect it to come out today that he wanted out himself.

Just constantly refreshing my screen waiting for an update from PDC himself.

Also, anyone know anything about Madine?
Trying to think about the positives from the Ritchie sale, hmmm.. actually there are none, crazy business to sell to a promotion rival, but I expect it to come out today that he wanted out himself. Just constantly refreshing my screen waiting for an update from PDC himself. Also, anyone know anything about Madine? STFC-Cat
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8:44am Thu 31 Jan 13

bristol_red says...

Shocked by Ritchie news last night. Didn't share the news with my 7 year old son at the breakfast table - didn't want to spoil his school day. Am hoping that I'll have better news to share with him when he comes home later! Not going to be a very productive day at work!
Shocked by Ritchie news last night. Didn't share the news with my 7 year old son at the breakfast table - didn't want to spoil his school day. Am hoping that I'll have better news to share with him when he comes home later! Not going to be a very productive day at work! bristol_red
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8:45am Thu 31 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

louiscassius wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Sorry Old Town - Just seen your post - yep have to agree that this may all be a Ritchie and 'Ritchie alone' moving on to enable PDC to bring in a couple of new targets. --- Interesting day ahead for sure!
Ian,

Bradley Wright-Phillips - RW

Madine - AT/FW

CB - TBC

--------------------

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Ritchie - Boringmouth

Colins - Wolves

Flint - Unamed Club

Thats my mini prediction league done for today......

Ooops, Paolo to make statement saying "I've got a job to do, and i'm going to do it, for the fans"!!!

Regards

Louis :-)))))
Welcome back aboard the optimists Express Louis!!....I rejoined it this morning after given careful consideration to everything over the bottle of wine. :-)
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Sorry Old Town - Just seen your post - yep have to agree that this may all be a Ritchie and 'Ritchie alone' moving on to enable PDC to bring in a couple of new targets. --- Interesting day ahead for sure![/p][/quote]Ian, Bradley Wright-Phillips - RW Madine - AT/FW CB - TBC -------------------- ---------- Ritchie - Boringmouth Colins - Wolves Flint - Unamed Club Thats my mini prediction league done for today...... Ooops, Paolo to make statement saying "I've got a job to do, and i'm going to do it, for the fans"!!! Regards Louis :-)))))[/p][/quote]Welcome back aboard the optimists Express Louis!!....I rejoined it this morning after given careful consideration to everything over the bottle of wine. :-) SAPFanSTFC
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8:48am Thu 31 Jan 13

Helpme234 says...

Wouldn't want Wright-Phillips or Modine. Neither are better than what we already have (or at least we have for the time being).
Wouldn't want Wright-Phillips or Modine. Neither are better than what we already have (or at least we have for the time being). Helpme234
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8:49am Thu 31 Jan 13

old town robin says...

Don't understand why the secret of the new concortium,
- who are they,
- what is the name of their holding company.
-How much of the 98% of AB's shares have they bought and what is their investment,
-assume Fitton and Wray will remain on the board, are they involved with the concortium.
-Assume patey is on his way out and jed is going to be the new chairman.

Lots of unanswered questions, just hope today brings better news than Black Tuesday, (pardon the pun).
Don't understand why the secret of the new concortium, - who are they, - what is the name of their holding company. -How much of the 98% of AB's shares have they bought and what is their investment, -assume Fitton and Wray will remain on the board, are they involved with the concortium. -Assume patey is on his way out and jed is going to be the new chairman. Lots of unanswered questions, just hope today brings better news than Black Tuesday, (pardon the pun). old town robin
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8:52am Thu 31 Jan 13

old town robin says...

Wednesday even
Wednesday even old town robin
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8:54am Thu 31 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

Helpme234 wrote:
Wouldn't want Wright-Phillips or Modine. Neither are better than what we already have (or at least we have for the time being).
Mate,

It's better than s0d all. Most importantly, i want PDC to stay.

I think we can still take optimism from the FNG.....

We want STFC to be in the Championship at the earliest opportunity

Thats gotta be good news....

There was alot of wind up merchants on last night........

Lets just wait and see what pans out today.......

Louis :-))))
[quote][p][bold]Helpme234[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't want Wright-Phillips or Modine. Neither are better than what we already have (or at least we have for the time being).[/p][/quote]Mate, It's better than s0d all. Most importantly, i want PDC to stay. I think we can still take optimism from the FNG..... We want STFC to be in the Championship at the earliest opportunity Thats gotta be good news.... There was alot of wind up merchants on last night........ Lets just wait and see what pans out today....... Louis :-)))) louiscassius
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8:59am Thu 31 Jan 13

ChippyBOB. says...

The sale of Ritchie is dreadful news! as reading behind the lines it does not look like he was expecting it or even wanting to move? may be he is happy with it or not, eiter way it's done the milks been spilt so to speek lets move on. (thanks to him for the goals and assists during his time here) it appears as if this was all done and dusted before the sale was confirmed, makes you think we could have waited a few hours to let the dust settle and maybe we would have got a better deal?!
So today look as though it is going to be a bummpy ride of emotions for us all.
Let's hope sir Paolo has got his head round the situation of it all and has a plan and BACKING to get replacements in and TODAY! (there should now be plenty of room to negociate) as if he feels he's been undermined or over ruled then he will most probably go.
My feeling to the new owners, Welcome to Swindon please show us your commitment and you will get ours!
But if today goes pear shaped be prepared for fallout.

Onwards and let's hope upwards.
The sale of Ritchie is dreadful news! as reading behind the lines it does not look like he was expecting it or even wanting to move? may be he is happy with it or not, eiter way it's done the milks been spilt so to speek lets move on. (thanks to him for the goals and assists during his time here) it appears as if this was all done and dusted before the sale was confirmed, makes you think we could have waited a few hours to let the dust settle and maybe we would have got a better deal?! So today look as though it is going to be a bummpy ride of emotions for us all. Let's hope sir Paolo has got his head round the situation of it all and has a plan and BACKING to get replacements in and TODAY! (there should now be plenty of room to negociate) as if he feels he's been undermined or over ruled then he will most probably go. My feeling to the new owners, Welcome to Swindon please show us your commitment and you will get ours! But if today goes pear shaped be prepared for fallout. Onwards and let's hope upwards. ChippyBOB.
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9:03am Thu 31 Jan 13

London Red says...

BWP not better than we have already got??????
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This guy has a proven track record and helped Charlton secure the title last season!
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He's not just a one season wonder either -as he scored goals for them the year before and at Plymouth before that
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I would have him in ahead of Williams anyday of the week!
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Hadn't seen Whizzy post when I said my shortlist - agree on Cox too he would do nicely
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Based purely on Tuesday so would Orients 17 he was very tricky and gave Macca a hard time all game (though that could be a one off - Cox has shown it over a longer term)
BWP not better than we have already got?????? . This guy has a proven track record and helped Charlton secure the title last season! . He's not just a one season wonder either -as he scored goals for them the year before and at Plymouth before that . I would have him in ahead of Williams anyday of the week! . Hadn't seen Whizzy post when I said my shortlist - agree on Cox too he would do nicely . Based purely on Tuesday so would Orients 17 he was very tricky and gave Macca a hard time all game (though that could be a one off - Cox has shown it over a longer term) London Red
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9:04am Thu 31 Jan 13

SouthcoastRed says...

STFC-Cat wrote:
Sam, I think we all need to know a few facts if you can possibly find out:

1) Why was Ritchie sold
2) Has any contact with PDC been made?
3) Have you managed to talk with Jed

Like everyone else I am gutted and confused about the Ritchie sale, but hopefully it makes way for someone else PDC had his eyes on. Trying to stay optimistic. Thanks
Totally agree;

Sam,.... I dont think any of us are in the mood today for 'jokes' about Victoria Beckham....

Get down the club and start demanding some answers!

I miss the JayWray era - it is not right that we are kept in the dark on this.
[quote][p][bold]STFC-Cat[/bold] wrote: Sam, I think we all need to know a few facts if you can possibly find out: 1) Why was Ritchie sold 2) Has any contact with PDC been made? 3) Have you managed to talk with Jed Like everyone else I am gutted and confused about the Ritchie sale, but hopefully it makes way for someone else PDC had his eyes on. Trying to stay optimistic. Thanks[/p][/quote]Totally agree; Sam,.... I dont think any of us are in the mood today for 'jokes' about Victoria Beckham.... Get down the club and start demanding some answers! I miss the JayWray era - it is not right that we are kept in the dark on this. SouthcoastRed
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9:05am Thu 31 Jan 13

Helpme234 says...

louiscassius wrote:
Helpme234 wrote: Wouldn't want Wright-Phillips or Modine. Neither are better than what we already have (or at least we have for the time being).
Mate, It's better than s0d all. Most importantly, i want PDC to stay. I think we can still take optimism from the FNG..... We want STFC to be in the Championship at the earliest opportunity Thats gotta be good news.... There was alot of wind up merchants on last night........ Lets just wait and see what pans out today....... Louis :-))))
Ok Louis - you are probably right but until I can find something or someone to kick i'm afraid i'll be staying negative!1
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helpme234[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't want Wright-Phillips or Modine. Neither are better than what we already have (or at least we have for the time being).[/p][/quote]Mate, It's better than s0d all. Most importantly, i want PDC to stay. I think we can still take optimism from the FNG..... We want STFC to be in the Championship at the earliest opportunity Thats gotta be good news.... There was alot of wind up merchants on last night........ Lets just wait and see what pans out today....... Louis :-))))[/p][/quote]Ok Louis - you are probably right but until I can find something or someone to kick i'm afraid i'll be staying negative!1 Helpme234
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9:06am Thu 31 Jan 13

Ginge09 says...

Its not who we get - its who we keep today that will determine how the rest of the season will pan out.

PDC is key
Its not who we get - its who we keep today that will determine how the rest of the season will pan out. PDC is key Ginge09
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9:10am Thu 31 Jan 13

Leo Sayers Leather Trousers says...

How do we know that PDC didn't sanction the Ritchie sale to free up funds. Hollands and Martin's loans are up soon (Saturday I think) and he's made it clear he dosn't want to lose them.
We have De Vita and Roberts who can play on the wing and Luke Rooney is back as well.
Perhaps this sale will fund the promotion push..........funds that wouldn't have been there if we hadn't have sold him, plus losing Hollands and Martin.
We've lost better players in the past and perhaps Ritchie and his "i've been through ths before at Pompey" comment was starting to have a negative effect in the changing room!
How do we know that PDC didn't sanction the Ritchie sale to free up funds. Hollands and Martin's loans are up soon (Saturday I think) and he's made it clear he dosn't want to lose them. We have De Vita and Roberts who can play on the wing and Luke Rooney is back as well. Perhaps this sale will fund the promotion push..........funds that wouldn't have been there if we hadn't have sold him, plus losing Hollands and Martin. We've lost better players in the past and perhaps Ritchie and his "i've been through ths before at Pompey" comment was starting to have a negative effect in the changing room! Leo Sayers Leather Trousers
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9:11am Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

Ginge09 wrote:
Its not who we get - its who we keep today that will determine how the rest of the season will pan out.

PDC is key
Agree wounder if luke rooney will stay now???
[quote][p][bold]Ginge09[/bold] wrote: Its not who we get - its who we keep today that will determine how the rest of the season will pan out. PDC is key[/p][/quote]Agree wounder if luke rooney will stay now??? grove red
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9:15am Thu 31 Jan 13

John Young's Grumpy says...

Just seen Bruce Forsyth with 1932 footie boots and plus four shorts heading to the training ground..........
Just seen Bruce Forsyth with 1932 footie boots and plus four shorts heading to the training ground.......... John Young's Grumpy
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9:18am Thu 31 Jan 13

billbst says...

Ginge09 wrote:
Its not who we get - its who we keep today that will determine how the rest of the season will pan out.

PDC is key
Agree. Has he been spotted at the club yet?
[quote][p][bold]Ginge09[/bold] wrote: Its not who we get - its who we keep today that will determine how the rest of the season will pan out. PDC is key[/p][/quote]Agree. Has he been spotted at the club yet? billbst
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9:19am Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

wes you stay there and dont move from your tv also turn your phone of we want you to stay please.
wes you stay there and dont move from your tv also turn your phone of we want you to stay please. grove red
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9:20am Thu 31 Jan 13

southside7 says...

Selling Ritchie is very bad news, but the apocalyptic fear is losing Wes. If he is still here come 11pm this evening I will sleep easier. Hopefully just rumours without substance yesterday.
Selling Ritchie is very bad news, but the apocalyptic fear is losing Wes. If he is still here come 11pm this evening I will sleep easier. Hopefully just rumours without substance yesterday. southside7
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9:22am Thu 31 Jan 13

mallorca says...

MR this move has been on the cards for a while now.We all thought he would go for big money how wrong were me.
No doubt a few more will leave today and Pdc might just also walk away.
I still cannot figure out how they can just wipe out 10 million pounds of owed debt to directors?????
as for new owners we still await FL approval who know's that just might get knocked back.
Also who the hell was this GUV on postbag last night sounded a right pain.
We still don't know who the owners are with the exception of Jed whou buys his 280 supporters beer on home match days.
Avoiding Administratio yes maybe but at what cost. Wage bill will be way down by 2300hrs tonight and we will have a few players in who nobody else wants
COME ON SAM give us some real NEWS
MR this move has been on the cards for a while now.We all thought he would go for big money how wrong were me. No doubt a few more will leave today and Pdc might just also walk away. I still cannot figure out how they can just wipe out 10 million pounds of owed debt to directors????? as for new owners we still await FL approval who know's that just might get knocked back. Also who the hell was this GUV on postbag last night sounded a right pain. We still don't know who the owners are with the exception of Jed whou buys his 280 supporters beer on home match days. Avoiding Administratio yes maybe but at what cost. Wage bill will be way down by 2300hrs tonight and we will have a few players in who nobody else wants COME ON SAM give us some real NEWS mallorca
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9:29am Thu 31 Jan 13

madterrier says...

Can't see how we will be spending any money. If we do, then why did we not hang onto Ritchie instead of selling him at a distressed, low price? It wouldn't make any sense. We needed the Ritchie money to keep the club solvent.

It's going to be more of an issue to hang onto our other players, and the manager, today.

None of the names mentioned move me at all. I'm still gutted about losing the best player we've had here for years. When will this club ever be run properly?
Can't see how we will be spending any money. If we do, then why did we not hang onto Ritchie instead of selling him at a distressed, low price? It wouldn't make any sense. We needed the Ritchie money to keep the club solvent. It's going to be more of an issue to hang onto our other players, and the manager, today. None of the names mentioned move me at all. I'm still gutted about losing the best player we've had here for years. When will this club ever be run properly? madterrier
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9:30am Thu 31 Jan 13

Wembley69 says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Lets just hope that things all head the right way!
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It is still quoting £500,000 for Ritchie yet states £400,000 elsewhere, what is the correct fee?....either way it seems rather cheap unless Ritchie himself has become unsettled by the recent sale and asked to go!?
Heard it was £500k and he was unsettled by the 'uncertainty' around the club! Personally with the debts wiped out and £500k in the bank plus Benson, possibly Luke Rooney, Cox etc leaving it might have been better for him had he stayed? Still his loss to the team although disappointing is not a major blow.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Lets just hope that things all head the right way! --- It is still quoting £500,000 for Ritchie yet states £400,000 elsewhere, what is the correct fee?....either way it seems rather cheap unless Ritchie himself has become unsettled by the recent sale and asked to go!?[/p][/quote]Heard it was £500k and he was unsettled by the 'uncertainty' around the club! Personally with the debts wiped out and £500k in the bank plus Benson, possibly Luke Rooney, Cox etc leaving it might have been better for him had he stayed? Still his loss to the team although disappointing is not a major blow. Wembley69
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9:31am Thu 31 Jan 13

CraftyPig says...

When I explained to my 8 year old son this morning that we had sold Ritchie to Bournemouth he couldn't make sense of it.

Then after a moment he suggested that maybe we could replace him with Gareth Bale - if only!!
When I explained to my 8 year old son this morning that we had sold Ritchie to Bournemouth he couldn't make sense of it. Then after a moment he suggested that maybe we could replace him with Gareth Bale - if only!! CraftyPig
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9:34am Thu 31 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

mallorca wrote:
MR this move has been on the cards for a while now.We all thought he would go for big money how wrong were me.
No doubt a few more will leave today and Pdc might just also walk away.
I still cannot figure out how they can just wipe out 10 million pounds of owed debt to directors?????
as for new owners we still await FL approval who know's that just might get knocked back.
Also who the hell was this GUV on postbag last night sounded a right pain.
We still don't know who the owners are with the exception of Jed whou buys his 280 supporters beer on home match days.
Avoiding Administratio yes maybe but at what cost. Wage bill will be way down by 2300hrs tonight and we will have a few players in who nobody else wants
COME ON SAM give us some real NEWS
If they went into Admin they lost their £10 million (or most of it depending upon the agreement) if they wiped it out anyway and sold they may get a better return per share....albeit not a lot but may also retain clauses for the future.
....
Looking at the weather forecast for today and tomorrow and given the state of the pitch on Tuesday I'm struggling to see the match on Saturday going ahead - we need that match for the players to put everything behind them.
....
Let's just see a quiet day regarding outbound moves today.
[quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: MR this move has been on the cards for a while now.We all thought he would go for big money how wrong were me. No doubt a few more will leave today and Pdc might just also walk away. I still cannot figure out how they can just wipe out 10 million pounds of owed debt to directors????? as for new owners we still await FL approval who know's that just might get knocked back. Also who the hell was this GUV on postbag last night sounded a right pain. We still don't know who the owners are with the exception of Jed whou buys his 280 supporters beer on home match days. Avoiding Administratio yes maybe but at what cost. Wage bill will be way down by 2300hrs tonight and we will have a few players in who nobody else wants COME ON SAM give us some real NEWS[/p][/quote]If they went into Admin they lost their £10 million (or most of it depending upon the agreement) if they wiped it out anyway and sold they may get a better return per share....albeit not a lot but may also retain clauses for the future. .... Looking at the weather forecast for today and tomorrow and given the state of the pitch on Tuesday I'm struggling to see the match on Saturday going ahead - we need that match for the players to put everything behind them. .... Let's just see a quiet day regarding outbound moves today. SAPFanSTFC
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9:38am Thu 31 Jan 13

Wembley69 says...

STFCBourne98 wrote:
Any transfer gossip from STFC fans?
Apparently Mario Balotelli was surprised last night to find himself in an Italian restaurant in Milan and not Fratellis in Swindon, there again this is someone who tries to disguise his car with army style camouflague for driving in towns and cities!
[quote][p][bold]STFCBourne98[/bold] wrote: Any transfer gossip from STFC fans?[/p][/quote]Apparently Mario Balotelli was surprised last night to find himself in an Italian restaurant in Milan and not Fratellis in Swindon, there again this is someone who tries to disguise his car with army style camouflague for driving in towns and cities! Wembley69
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9:38am Thu 31 Jan 13

Lambourn Red says...

madterrier wrote:
Can't see how we will be spending any money. If we do, then why did we not hang onto Ritchie instead of selling him at a distressed, low price? It wouldn't make any sense. We needed the Ritchie money to keep the club solvent.

It's going to be more of an issue to hang onto our other players, and the manager, today.

None of the names mentioned move me at all. I'm still gutted about losing the best player we've had here for years. When will this club ever be run properly?
Little bit over the top on the best player we have had for years statement not in the same league as Cox or Austin, but I do share your concerns on the reasons for selling him it just does not stack up someone has got a lot of explaining to do.
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: Can't see how we will be spending any money. If we do, then why did we not hang onto Ritchie instead of selling him at a distressed, low price? It wouldn't make any sense. We needed the Ritchie money to keep the club solvent. It's going to be more of an issue to hang onto our other players, and the manager, today. None of the names mentioned move me at all. I'm still gutted about losing the best player we've had here for years. When will this club ever be run properly?[/p][/quote]Little bit over the top on the best player we have had for years statement not in the same league as Cox or Austin, but I do share your concerns on the reasons for selling him it just does not stack up someone has got a lot of explaining to do. Lambourn Red
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9:40am Thu 31 Jan 13

Becca84 says...

So we've lost Matt Ritchie, he's not irreplaceable. Ok we didn't get a huge amount of money for him but whats done is done so lets move on. With regards to the Championship why are we even talking about it? Surely we should be concerntrating on the here and now? We are currently 3rd in League 1 which for me is amazing, I love PDC and what he's done for the club and i believe once the deal is hopefully confirmed later on today we can move forward and keep going from strength to strength. This is not history repeating itself! This time we have a manager who is passionate we have back room staff and a board of officers who are dedicated in my mind this is only the beginning for Swindon and we still have bigger and better things to come! KTF people because Swindon really does count on your support, COYR :)”
So we've lost Matt Ritchie, he's not irreplaceable. Ok we didn't get a huge amount of money for him but whats done is done so lets move on. With regards to the Championship why are we even talking about it? Surely we should be concerntrating on the here and now? We are currently 3rd in League 1 which for me is amazing, I love PDC and what he's done for the club and i believe once the deal is hopefully confirmed later on today we can move forward and keep going from strength to strength. This is not history repeating itself! This time we have a manager who is passionate we have back room staff and a board of officers who are dedicated in my mind this is only the beginning for Swindon and we still have bigger and better things to come! KTF people because Swindon really does count on your support, COYR :)” Becca84
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9:41am Thu 31 Jan 13

BillyLucas4me says...

please let me be wrong that we have been shafted and it is all about asset stripping
please let me be wrong that we have been shafted and it is all about asset stripping BillyLucas4me
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9:41am Thu 31 Jan 13

STFC_through&through says...

From the way i have understood it, Ritchie was sold to release high wages at the club so that the take over can be completed. Ritchie only agreed to this as he was unsure of the future of the club, and the take over situation sealed this. This was very similar as to when he was at pompey, and lets be honest at the moment the cherries are more financial secure.

I think the key thing is that we keep PDC... he is the major turning point that this club has had over the last 2 seasons. We have restructured, overcame and conquered situations before. We will do it again and i can still see STFC in the championship next season.

PDC to release a statement later this afternoon - Will be interesting to hear what he says... hopefully not a resignation
From the way i have understood it, Ritchie was sold to release high wages at the club so that the take over can be completed. Ritchie only agreed to this as he was unsure of the future of the club, and the take over situation sealed this. This was very similar as to when he was at pompey, and lets be honest at the moment the cherries are more financial secure. I think the key thing is that we keep PDC... he is the major turning point that this club has had over the last 2 seasons. We have restructured, overcame and conquered situations before. We will do it again and i can still see STFC in the championship next season. PDC to release a statement later this afternoon - Will be interesting to hear what he says... hopefully not a resignation STFC_through&through
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9:43am Thu 31 Jan 13

Stilloyal says...

billbst wrote:
Ginge09 wrote: Its not who we get - its who we keep today that will determine how the rest of the season will pan out. PDC is key
Agree. Has he been spotted at the club yet?
He'll be on the training ground.
[quote][p][bold]billbst[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginge09[/bold] wrote: Its not who we get - its who we keep today that will determine how the rest of the season will pan out. PDC is key[/p][/quote]Agree. Has he been spotted at the club yet?[/p][/quote]He'll be on the training ground. Stilloyal
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9:45am Thu 31 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

BillyLucas4me wrote:
please let me be wrong that we have been shafted and it is all about asset stripping
You can rest easy - this is NOT about asset stripping and is all part of a complex financial situation and its impacts on the take-over.
---
Play Raffa out wide right and Roberts on the left and it'll be business as usual on Saturday!...We only win 3-0, we only win 3-0....!! :-)
[quote][p][bold]BillyLucas4me[/bold] wrote: please let me be wrong that we have been shafted and it is all about asset stripping[/p][/quote]You can rest easy - this is NOT about asset stripping and is all part of a complex financial situation and its impacts on the take-over. --- Play Raffa out wide right and Roberts on the left and it'll be business as usual on Saturday!...We only win 3-0, we only win 3-0....!! :-) SAPFanSTFC
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9:46am Thu 31 Jan 13

STFC_through&through says...

Becca84 wrote:
So we've lost Matt Ritchie, he's not irreplaceable. Ok we didn't get a huge amount of money for him but whats done is done so lets move on. With regards to the Championship why are we even talking about it? Surely we should be concerntrating on the here and now? We are currently 3rd in League 1 which for me is amazing, I love PDC and what he's done for the club and i believe once the deal is hopefully confirmed later on today we can move forward and keep going from strength to strength. This is not history repeating itself! This time we have a manager who is passionate we have back room staff and a board of officers who are dedicated in my mind this is only the beginning for Swindon and we still have bigger and better things to come! KTF people because Swindon really does count on your support, COYR :)”
I completely agree... PDC and his staff have brought that passion into the game and it has emanated onto the players! You can see that in most games STFC play with desire and passion for the club... that is why we are where we are!

Keep pushing up the league
COYR
[quote][p][bold]Becca84[/bold] wrote: So we've lost Matt Ritchie, he's not irreplaceable. Ok we didn't get a huge amount of money for him but whats done is done so lets move on. With regards to the Championship why are we even talking about it? Surely we should be concerntrating on the here and now? We are currently 3rd in League 1 which for me is amazing, I love PDC and what he's done for the club and i believe once the deal is hopefully confirmed later on today we can move forward and keep going from strength to strength. This is not history repeating itself! This time we have a manager who is passionate we have back room staff and a board of officers who are dedicated in my mind this is only the beginning for Swindon and we still have bigger and better things to come! KTF people because Swindon really does count on your support, COYR :)”[/p][/quote]I completely agree... PDC and his staff have brought that passion into the game and it has emanated onto the players! You can see that in most games STFC play with desire and passion for the club... that is why we are where we are! Keep pushing up the league COYR STFC_through&through
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9:47am Thu 31 Jan 13

Wonder Strike says...

Ritchie is a loss, but he was our most marketable asset. Our best player and the one we cannot afford to lose is Fodders.
Ritchie is a loss, but he was our most marketable asset. Our best player and the one we cannot afford to lose is Fodders. Wonder Strike
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9:49am Thu 31 Jan 13

London Red says...

Reading Matt's comments above it does sound like he was a driving force in the move - which didn't seem likely on Tuesday as he played one of his best games for a while
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I can only guess it could simply be a bridging thing - AB said no more - new guys can't takeover yet so as MR wanted out it was seen as best way to finance that gap
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Hopefully that will now give PdC the room to get 3 in - a CB a winger and a forward
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Granted none will be Ritchie - but as we have seen with Caddis going it might not be a bigger loss as first thought
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If we strengthen other areas we could still be a better unit
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With our defence we normally only need 1 goal and getting someone like BWP and or Madine dcould see that happen more
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Roberts was woeful on tuesday - but has been one of the best right wingers in L1 for years - maybe he will step up now MR is not about as he is on his "preferred side"?????
Reading Matt's comments above it does sound like he was a driving force in the move - which didn't seem likely on Tuesday as he played one of his best games for a while . I can only guess it could simply be a bridging thing - AB said no more - new guys can't takeover yet so as MR wanted out it was seen as best way to finance that gap . Hopefully that will now give PdC the room to get 3 in - a CB a winger and a forward . Granted none will be Ritchie - but as we have seen with Caddis going it might not be a bigger loss as first thought . If we strengthen other areas we could still be a better unit . With our defence we normally only need 1 goal and getting someone like BWP and or Madine dcould see that happen more . Roberts was woeful on tuesday - but has been one of the best right wingers in L1 for years - maybe he will step up now MR is not about as he is on his "preferred side"????? London Red
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9:50am Thu 31 Jan 13

Angolan Red says...

Sell one of your best assets at rock bottom price, ok may release money for some loan players but if they perform they are away at the end of the season.and if they dont like most we sign we are stuck with them. Unless Ritchie asked to leave we are showing no ambition lets hope some players come through are youth system. And if Decanio was aware of the sale and approved time for him to go to West Ham
Sell one of your best assets at rock bottom price, ok may release money for some loan players but if they perform they are away at the end of the season.and if they dont like most we sign we are stuck with them. Unless Ritchie asked to leave we are showing no ambition lets hope some players come through are youth system. And if Decanio was aware of the sale and approved time for him to go to West Ham Angolan Red
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9:50am Thu 31 Jan 13

The Rev W Pitt says...

People post saying that if more fans turned up we wouldn`t have to sell players but I would turn that round.

Swindon have a history of selling their best players for peanuts (Shearer, Fjortoft, Ritchie)

I`m not surprised we don`t get good attendances when the club so often pull the rug from under our feet.
People post saying that if more fans turned up we wouldn`t have to sell players but I would turn that round. Swindon have a history of selling their best players for peanuts (Shearer, Fjortoft, Ritchie) I`m not surprised we don`t get good attendances when the club so often pull the rug from under our feet. The Rev W Pitt
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9:51am Thu 31 Jan 13

Med Red says...

STFC_through&thr
ough
wrote:
From the way i have understood it, Ritchie was sold to release high wages at the club so that the take over can be completed. Ritchie only agreed to this as he was unsure of the future of the club, and the take over situation sealed this. This was very similar as to when he was at pompey, and lets be honest at the moment the cherries are more financial secure.

I think the key thing is that we keep PDC... he is the major turning point that this club has had over the last 2 seasons. We have restructured, overcame and conquered situations before. We will do it again and i can still see STFC in the championship next season.

PDC to release a statement later this afternoon - Will be interesting to hear what he says... hopefully not a resignation
If we sold Ritchie to reduce the wage bill, it's very unlikely we will be signing BWP, who's reportedly on twice the weekly wage that Ritchie was on. So let's forget that red herring. If we need a replacement for Ritchie, perhaps we should look at giving Luke Rooney another chance.
[quote][p][bold]STFC_through&thr ough[/bold] wrote: From the way i have understood it, Ritchie was sold to release high wages at the club so that the take over can be completed. Ritchie only agreed to this as he was unsure of the future of the club, and the take over situation sealed this. This was very similar as to when he was at pompey, and lets be honest at the moment the cherries are more financial secure. I think the key thing is that we keep PDC... he is the major turning point that this club has had over the last 2 seasons. We have restructured, overcame and conquered situations before. We will do it again and i can still see STFC in the championship next season. PDC to release a statement later this afternoon - Will be interesting to hear what he says... hopefully not a resignation[/p][/quote]If we sold Ritchie to reduce the wage bill, it's very unlikely we will be signing BWP, who's reportedly on twice the weekly wage that Ritchie was on. So let's forget that red herring. If we need a replacement for Ritchie, perhaps we should look at giving Luke Rooney another chance. Med Red
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9:51am Thu 31 Jan 13

madterrier says...

Lambourn Red wrote:
madterrier wrote:
Can't see how we will be spending any money. If we do, then why did we not hang onto Ritchie instead of selling him at a distressed, low price? It wouldn't make any sense. We needed the Ritchie money to keep the club solvent.

It's going to be more of an issue to hang onto our other players, and the manager, today.

None of the names mentioned move me at all. I'm still gutted about losing the best player we've had here for years. When will this club ever be run properly?
Little bit over the top on the best player we have had for years statement not in the same league as Cox or Austin, but I do share your concerns on the reasons for selling him it just does not stack up someone has got a lot of explaining to do.
True. Cox and Austin were/are class. Forgot about them in the heat of the moment. We never know quite how much we got for Austin - £1.2 million? - and I think Cox was much lower.

But this is a very poor piece of business, and Black/Patey's exit route has been handled very badly, with the pressure of time destroying value.
[quote][p][bold]Lambourn Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: Can't see how we will be spending any money. If we do, then why did we not hang onto Ritchie instead of selling him at a distressed, low price? It wouldn't make any sense. We needed the Ritchie money to keep the club solvent. It's going to be more of an issue to hang onto our other players, and the manager, today. None of the names mentioned move me at all. I'm still gutted about losing the best player we've had here for years. When will this club ever be run properly?[/p][/quote]Little bit over the top on the best player we have had for years statement not in the same league as Cox or Austin, but I do share your concerns on the reasons for selling him it just does not stack up someone has got a lot of explaining to do.[/p][/quote]True. Cox and Austin were/are class. Forgot about them in the heat of the moment. We never know quite how much we got for Austin - £1.2 million? - and I think Cox was much lower. But this is a very poor piece of business, and Black/Patey's exit route has been handled very badly, with the pressure of time destroying value. madterrier
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9:52am Thu 31 Jan 13

billbst says...

Stilloyal wrote:
billbst wrote:
Ginge09 wrote: Its not who we get - its who we keep today that will determine how the rest of the season will pan out. PDC is key
Agree. Has he been spotted at the club yet?
He'll be on the training ground.
Just hoping the Adver would be checking.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billbst[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginge09[/bold] wrote: Its not who we get - its who we keep today that will determine how the rest of the season will pan out. PDC is key[/p][/quote]Agree. Has he been spotted at the club yet?[/p][/quote]He'll be on the training ground.[/p][/quote]Just hoping the Adver would be checking. billbst
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9:53am Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

My thoughts are like this, if football league approval takes a few days and past the 31st Jan then that leaves us in the lurch regarding funds and Black will not put any more money in and the new consortium who have funds would want football league approval first before commiting their funds because what if the FL block the move. This is why Ritchie had to be sold only concrete offer on the table. Patey has said tonight PDC and the squad can now concentrate on the football and in trying to get us into the championship. I am sure Paolo will still be here tomorrow and Ritchie was the unfortunate sacrifice which could have been any of half a dozen players. Its being said that Ritchie is buying new property in Fareham so if true may be he wanted away anyway. Fantastic player for STFC but I got the feeling he was not no where near his best in more recent games and looked out of sorts. Rafa and Roberts can certainly step up to the plate and I would now keep Luke Rooney and get this lad on the pitch and doing what he was bought here for.I would say Luke Rooney's problems are in his head. I am sure Paolo will have replacements lined up anyway and Danny Green has been mentioned from Charlton. All the best Matt you have been a wonderful servant to STFC.
My thoughts are like this, if football league approval takes a few days and past the 31st Jan then that leaves us in the lurch regarding funds and Black will not put any more money in and the new consortium who have funds would want football league approval first before commiting their funds because what if the FL block the move. This is why Ritchie had to be sold only concrete offer on the table. Patey has said tonight PDC and the squad can now concentrate on the football and in trying to get us into the championship. I am sure Paolo will still be here tomorrow and Ritchie was the unfortunate sacrifice which could have been any of half a dozen players. Its being said that Ritchie is buying new property in Fareham so if true may be he wanted away anyway. Fantastic player for STFC but I got the feeling he was not no where near his best in more recent games and looked out of sorts. Rafa and Roberts can certainly step up to the plate and I would now keep Luke Rooney and get this lad on the pitch and doing what he was bought here for.I would say Luke Rooney's problems are in his head. I am sure Paolo will have replacements lined up anyway and Danny Green has been mentioned from Charlton. All the best Matt you have been a wonderful servant to STFC. Di kanny oh
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9:56am Thu 31 Jan 13

Becca84 says...

Come on folks "It's not over until the fat lady sings" or in our case PDC and tbh if his rendition of 'Dancing in the Moonlight' was anything to go by then hold on to your hats but always KTF.
Come on folks "It's not over until the fat lady sings" or in our case PDC and tbh if his rendition of 'Dancing in the Moonlight' was anything to go by then hold on to your hats but always KTF. Becca84
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9:57am Thu 31 Jan 13

STFC_through&through says...

Med Red wrote:
STFC_through&thr

ough
wrote:
From the way i have understood it, Ritchie was sold to release high wages at the club so that the take over can be completed. Ritchie only agreed to this as he was unsure of the future of the club, and the take over situation sealed this. This was very similar as to when he was at pompey, and lets be honest at the moment the cherries are more financial secure.

I think the key thing is that we keep PDC... he is the major turning point that this club has had over the last 2 seasons. We have restructured, overcame and conquered situations before. We will do it again and i can still see STFC in the championship next season.

PDC to release a statement later this afternoon - Will be interesting to hear what he says... hopefully not a resignation
If we sold Ritchie to reduce the wage bill, it's very unlikely we will be signing BWP, who's reportedly on twice the weekly wage that Ritchie was on. So let's forget that red herring. If we need a replacement for Ritchie, perhaps we should look at giving Luke Rooney another chance.
Yes but we need to reduce the wage bill for the takeover to be completed and then can resign. Rooney speculated to go to Cheltenham for season long loan. At the minute looks like DeVita LM and Roberts RM which is supposedly his favoured side. Just need to wait and see
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC_through&thr ough[/bold] wrote: From the way i have understood it, Ritchie was sold to release high wages at the club so that the take over can be completed. Ritchie only agreed to this as he was unsure of the future of the club, and the take over situation sealed this. This was very similar as to when he was at pompey, and lets be honest at the moment the cherries are more financial secure. I think the key thing is that we keep PDC... he is the major turning point that this club has had over the last 2 seasons. We have restructured, overcame and conquered situations before. We will do it again and i can still see STFC in the championship next season. PDC to release a statement later this afternoon - Will be interesting to hear what he says... hopefully not a resignation[/p][/quote]If we sold Ritchie to reduce the wage bill, it's very unlikely we will be signing BWP, who's reportedly on twice the weekly wage that Ritchie was on. So let's forget that red herring. If we need a replacement for Ritchie, perhaps we should look at giving Luke Rooney another chance.[/p][/quote]Yes but we need to reduce the wage bill for the takeover to be completed and then can resign. Rooney speculated to go to Cheltenham for season long loan. At the minute looks like DeVita LM and Roberts RM which is supposedly his favoured side. Just need to wait and see STFC_through&through
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9:59am Thu 31 Jan 13

Stilloyal says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
My thoughts are like this, if football league approval takes a few days and past the 31st Jan then that leaves us in the lurch regarding funds and Black will not put any more money in and the new consortium who have funds would want football league approval first before commiting their funds because what if the FL block the move. This is why Ritchie had to be sold only concrete offer on the table. Patey has said tonight PDC and the squad can now concentrate on the football and in trying to get us into the championship. I am sure Paolo will still be here tomorrow and Ritchie was the unfortunate sacrifice which could have been any of half a dozen players. Its being said that Ritchie is buying new property in Fareham so if true may be he wanted away anyway. Fantastic player for STFC but I got the feeling he was not no where near his best in more recent games and looked out of sorts. Rafa and Roberts can certainly step up to the plate and I would now keep Luke Rooney and get this lad on the pitch and doing what he was bought here for.I would say Luke Rooney's problems are in his head. I am sure Paolo will have replacements lined up anyway and Danny Green has been mentioned from Charlton. All the best Matt you have been a wonderful servant to STFC.
Most logical post and explanation so far and echo's my thoughts too.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: My thoughts are like this, if football league approval takes a few days and past the 31st Jan then that leaves us in the lurch regarding funds and Black will not put any more money in and the new consortium who have funds would want football league approval first before commiting their funds because what if the FL block the move. This is why Ritchie had to be sold only concrete offer on the table. Patey has said tonight PDC and the squad can now concentrate on the football and in trying to get us into the championship. I am sure Paolo will still be here tomorrow and Ritchie was the unfortunate sacrifice which could have been any of half a dozen players. Its being said that Ritchie is buying new property in Fareham so if true may be he wanted away anyway. Fantastic player for STFC but I got the feeling he was not no where near his best in more recent games and looked out of sorts. Rafa and Roberts can certainly step up to the plate and I would now keep Luke Rooney and get this lad on the pitch and doing what he was bought here for.I would say Luke Rooney's problems are in his head. I am sure Paolo will have replacements lined up anyway and Danny Green has been mentioned from Charlton. All the best Matt you have been a wonderful servant to STFC.[/p][/quote]Most logical post and explanation so far and echo's my thoughts too. Stilloyal
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10:01am Thu 31 Jan 13

STFC_through&through says...

STFC_through&thr
ough
wrote:
Med Red wrote:
STFC_through&thr


ough
wrote:
From the way i have understood it, Ritchie was sold to release high wages at the club so that the take over can be completed. Ritchie only agreed to this as he was unsure of the future of the club, and the take over situation sealed this. This was very similar as to when he was at pompey, and lets be honest at the moment the cherries are more financial secure.

I think the key thing is that we keep PDC... he is the major turning point that this club has had over the last 2 seasons. We have restructured, overcame and conquered situations before. We will do it again and i can still see STFC in the championship next season.

PDC to release a statement later this afternoon - Will be interesting to hear what he says... hopefully not a resignation
If we sold Ritchie to reduce the wage bill, it's very unlikely we will be signing BWP, who's reportedly on twice the weekly wage that Ritchie was on. So let's forget that red herring. If we need a replacement for Ritchie, perhaps we should look at giving Luke Rooney another chance.
Yes but we need to reduce the wage bill for the takeover to be completed and then can resign. Rooney speculated to go to Cheltenham for season long loan. At the minute looks like DeVita LM and Roberts RM which is supposedly his favoured side. Just need to wait and see
BWP supposedly on 10k a week, so highly doubt he will be coming to swindon anyway
[quote][p][bold]STFC_through&thr ough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC_through&thr ough[/bold] wrote: From the way i have understood it, Ritchie was sold to release high wages at the club so that the take over can be completed. Ritchie only agreed to this as he was unsure of the future of the club, and the take over situation sealed this. This was very similar as to when he was at pompey, and lets be honest at the moment the cherries are more financial secure. I think the key thing is that we keep PDC... he is the major turning point that this club has had over the last 2 seasons. We have restructured, overcame and conquered situations before. We will do it again and i can still see STFC in the championship next season. PDC to release a statement later this afternoon - Will be interesting to hear what he says... hopefully not a resignation[/p][/quote]If we sold Ritchie to reduce the wage bill, it's very unlikely we will be signing BWP, who's reportedly on twice the weekly wage that Ritchie was on. So let's forget that red herring. If we need a replacement for Ritchie, perhaps we should look at giving Luke Rooney another chance.[/p][/quote]Yes but we need to reduce the wage bill for the takeover to be completed and then can resign. Rooney speculated to go to Cheltenham for season long loan. At the minute looks like DeVita LM and Roberts RM which is supposedly his favoured side. Just need to wait and see[/p][/quote]BWP supposedly on 10k a week, so highly doubt he will be coming to swindon anyway STFC_through&through
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10:05am Thu 31 Jan 13

aturner289 says...

Just seen andy williams in his BMW 1 series up at foxhill this morning going into the liddington for training. i no it was him as i work across the road from the training ground and pass him most days, so lets hope things will be back to normal for tomorrows game.
Just seen andy williams in his BMW 1 series up at foxhill this morning going into the liddington for training. i no it was him as i work across the road from the training ground and pass him most days, so lets hope things will be back to normal for tomorrows game. aturner289
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10:07am Thu 31 Jan 13

STFC_through&through says...

aturner289 wrote:
Just seen andy williams in his BMW 1 series up at foxhill this morning going into the liddington for training. i no it was him as i work across the road from the training ground and pass him most days, so lets hope things will be back to normal for tomorrows game.
That suggests he isnt going to BCFC then... Good news! Need more like that for rest of the day!
[quote][p][bold]aturner289[/bold] wrote: Just seen andy williams in his BMW 1 series up at foxhill this morning going into the liddington for training. i no it was him as i work across the road from the training ground and pass him most days, so lets hope things will be back to normal for tomorrows game.[/p][/quote]That suggests he isnt going to BCFC then... Good news! Need more like that for rest of the day! STFC_through&through
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10:11am Thu 31 Jan 13

the don69 says...

STFC_through&thr
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From the way i have understood it, Ritchie was sold to release high wages at the club so that the take over can be completed. Ritchie only agreed to this as he was unsure of the future of the club, and the take over situation sealed this. This was very similar as to when he was at pompey, and lets be honest at the moment the cherries are more financial secure.

I think the key thing is that we keep PDC... he is the major turning point that this club has had over the last 2 seasons. We have restructured, overcame and conquered situations before. We will do it again and i can still see STFC in the championship next season.

PDC to release a statement later this afternoon - Will be interesting to hear what he says... hopefully not a resignation
Spot on ,that's what I've heard can't follow the site much today in London on business,but must hear what Paolo got to say!true fans get behind your team this is when it needs you!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]STFC_through&thr ough[/bold] wrote: From the way i have understood it, Ritchie was sold to release high wages at the club so that the take over can be completed. Ritchie only agreed to this as he was unsure of the future of the club, and the take over situation sealed this. This was very similar as to when he was at pompey, and lets be honest at the moment the cherries are more financial secure. I think the key thing is that we keep PDC... he is the major turning point that this club has had over the last 2 seasons. We have restructured, overcame and conquered situations before. We will do it again and i can still see STFC in the championship next season. PDC to release a statement later this afternoon - Will be interesting to hear what he says... hopefully not a resignation[/p][/quote]Spot on ,that's what I've heard can't follow the site much today in London on business,but must hear what Paolo got to say!true fans get behind your team this is when it needs you!!!!!!!!!!!! the don69
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10:17am Thu 31 Jan 13

old town robin says...

STFC_through&thr
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Med Red wrote:
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From the way i have understood it, Ritchie was sold to release high wages at the club so that the take over can be completed. Ritchie only agreed to this as he was unsure of the future of the club, and the take over situation sealed this. This was very similar as to when he was at pompey, and lets be honest at the moment the cherries are more financial secure.

I think the key thing is that we keep PDC... he is the major turning point that this club has had over the last 2 seasons. We have restructured, overcame and conquered situations before. We will do it again and i can still see STFC in the championship next season.

PDC to release a statement later this afternoon - Will be interesting to hear what he says... hopefully not a resignation
If we sold Ritchie to reduce the wage bill, it's very unlikely we will be signing BWP, who's reportedly on twice the weekly wage that Ritchie was on. So let's forget that red herring. If we need a replacement for Ritchie, perhaps we should look at giving Luke Rooney another chance.
Yes but we need to reduce the wage bill for the takeover to be completed and then can resign. Rooney speculated to go to Cheltenham for season long loan. At the minute looks like DeVita LM and Roberts RM which is supposedly his favoured side. Just need to wait and see
BWP supposedly on 10k a week, so highly doubt he will be coming to swindon anyway
Why not, if he is not in Charltons plans, it makes no sense for him to be sitting around at the valley picking up £10k for nothing. If he comes to us for the rest of the season I'm sure we would only pay a percentage of that, the same as we had to for lee Cox, Benson and Risser.

Think our relationship has been quite good with Charlton since Paolo arrived with both Benson and Holland giving good accounts of themselves and if he is not fully fit, he soon will be. lol
[quote][p][bold]STFC_through&thr ough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC_through&thr ough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC_through&thr ough[/bold] wrote: From the way i have understood it, Ritchie was sold to release high wages at the club so that the take over can be completed. Ritchie only agreed to this as he was unsure of the future of the club, and the take over situation sealed this. This was very similar as to when he was at pompey, and lets be honest at the moment the cherries are more financial secure. I think the key thing is that we keep PDC... he is the major turning point that this club has had over the last 2 seasons. We have restructured, overcame and conquered situations before. We will do it again and i can still see STFC in the championship next season. PDC to release a statement later this afternoon - Will be interesting to hear what he says... hopefully not a resignation[/p][/quote]If we sold Ritchie to reduce the wage bill, it's very unlikely we will be signing BWP, who's reportedly on twice the weekly wage that Ritchie was on. So let's forget that red herring. If we need a replacement for Ritchie, perhaps we should look at giving Luke Rooney another chance.[/p][/quote]Yes but we need to reduce the wage bill for the takeover to be completed and then can resign. Rooney speculated to go to Cheltenham for season long loan. At the minute looks like DeVita LM and Roberts RM which is supposedly his favoured side. Just need to wait and see[/p][/quote]BWP supposedly on 10k a week, so highly doubt he will be coming to swindon anyway[/p][/quote]Why not, if he is not in Charltons plans, it makes no sense for him to be sitting around at the valley picking up £10k for nothing. If he comes to us for the rest of the season I'm sure we would only pay a percentage of that, the same as we had to for lee Cox, Benson and Risser. Think our relationship has been quite good with Charlton since Paolo arrived with both Benson and Holland giving good accounts of themselves and if he is not fully fit, he soon will be. lol old town robin
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10:17am Thu 31 Jan 13

Always red says...

I can't believe Andrew Black would not just see out the rest of the season. He's put millions in surely a deal could have been done by someone to help pay the wages for a few months ? We're on the brink of the championship how big is that for a club our size ? We have a fantastic passionate manager who genuinely cares about the club and it looks like it's all going to fall apart . Only at Swindon we can have so much hope one week and self destruct the other. I could not sleep properly last night worrying about our club I bet Paolo never went to bed !
I can't believe Andrew Black would not just see out the rest of the season. He's put millions in surely a deal could have been done by someone to help pay the wages for a few months ? We're on the brink of the championship how big is that for a club our size ? We have a fantastic passionate manager who genuinely cares about the club and it looks like it's all going to fall apart . Only at Swindon we can have so much hope one week and self destruct the other. I could not sleep properly last night worrying about our club I bet Paolo never went to bed ! Always red
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10:20am Thu 31 Jan 13

wiki27 says...

One other very annoying thing is the wedge that Patey will obviously get from Black to do his dirty business. I am appalled at this mans' initial front of making sure what is done is done in the best interests of the club...and now this! It scares me witless to know he was a senior diplomat @ Afghanistan with communication skills akin to a 4 year old. No wonder Afghanistan is a mess with the likes of his involvement. BTW, am NOT comparing the war with STFC, only iterating the obvious inadequacies of our 'Chairman'.
One other very annoying thing is the wedge that Patey will obviously get from Black to do his dirty business. I am appalled at this mans' initial front of making sure what is done is done in the best interests of the club...and now this! It scares me witless to know he was a senior diplomat @ Afghanistan with communication skills akin to a 4 year old. No wonder Afghanistan is a mess with the likes of his involvement. BTW, am NOT comparing the war with STFC, only iterating the obvious inadequacies of our 'Chairman'. wiki27
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10:28am Thu 31 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Always red wrote:
I can't believe Andrew Black would not just see out the rest of the season. He's put millions in surely a deal could have been done by someone to help pay the wages for a few months ? We're on the brink of the championship how big is that for a club our size ? We have a fantastic passionate manager who genuinely cares about the club and it looks like it's all going to fall apart . Only at Swindon we can have so much hope one week and self destruct the other. I could not sleep properly last night worrying about our club I bet Paolo never went to bed !
He's in bigger financial trouble than anyone could have guessed and has no liquid funds in order to bankroll us for one more month let alone 4 more...
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........allegedly!! :-)
[quote][p][bold]Always red[/bold] wrote: I can't believe Andrew Black would not just see out the rest of the season. He's put millions in surely a deal could have been done by someone to help pay the wages for a few months ? We're on the brink of the championship how big is that for a club our size ? We have a fantastic passionate manager who genuinely cares about the club and it looks like it's all going to fall apart . Only at Swindon we can have so much hope one week and self destruct the other. I could not sleep properly last night worrying about our club I bet Paolo never went to bed ![/p][/quote]He's in bigger financial trouble than anyone could have guessed and has no liquid funds in order to bankroll us for one more month let alone 4 more... .... ........allegedly!! :-) SAPFanSTFC
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10:28am Thu 31 Jan 13

red_welder says...

agree with wiki first thing he said was that board members would be taking a wage.
hope all will become clearer today
agree with wiki first thing he said was that board members would be taking a wage. hope all will become clearer today red_welder
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10:29am Thu 31 Jan 13

Fozzystfc says...

With the news of budget being available and ritchie gone maybe 2 or 3 maybe 4 signing's will make a lot of town fans happy. BWP. Madine. Danny ward and danny green rumoured.
With the news of budget being available and ritchie gone maybe 2 or 3 maybe 4 signing's will make a lot of town fans happy. BWP. Madine. Danny ward and danny green rumoured. Fozzystfc
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10:30am Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

The whole sale of Ritchie has been a totally mis managed media affair. If the club had come out and stated he was going and for all the truthful reasons then people would have had to accept what was going on for the greater good.

The tin-pot statement released just before 22:40 hrs didn't really go far enough. People who roll up every week deserve more on a moral ground to know what is going on. Patey may have brought in buyers to the club, but the mans PR has been a disaster from day one, and he has no charisma for sure.

This whole sad and now sordid affair has been handled in an abysmal manner from the out set and all I can hope for is when the deal has been ratified that Jedward can come out and put the record straight. there is no point in anybody judging him as officially he has yet to take over, and him keeping quiet right now to me is a good sign.

I'm also looking forward to the weekly press conference where I hope most if not all issues are put straight and into perspective. We have come through darker days than this in the past and lets all now concentrate in getting behind the new owners and our team and management. We should leave all this behind us and do what we do best, support the club.
The whole sale of Ritchie has been a totally mis managed media affair. If the club had come out and stated he was going and for all the truthful reasons then people would have had to accept what was going on for the greater good. The tin-pot statement released just before 22:40 hrs didn't really go far enough. People who roll up every week deserve more on a moral ground to know what is going on. Patey may have brought in buyers to the club, but the mans PR has been a disaster from day one, and he has no charisma for sure. This whole sad and now sordid affair has been handled in an abysmal manner from the out set and all I can hope for is when the deal has been ratified that Jedward can come out and put the record straight. there is no point in anybody judging him as officially he has yet to take over, and him keeping quiet right now to me is a good sign. I'm also looking forward to the weekly press conference where I hope most if not all issues are put straight and into perspective. We have come through darker days than this in the past and lets all now concentrate in getting behind the new owners and our team and management. We should leave all this behind us and do what we do best, support the club. the wizard
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10:31am Thu 31 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Just been belly laughing at the Bibatelli moment again...it is just priceless when he gets the blue one and still can't get it right.
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I'm on board 'PDC's Opimist's Express' and fully expect a decent outcome for all gong forwards - like many I think Ritchie had aided the move given the uncertainty so doubt that PDC is any more than disappointed to lose him.
Just been belly laughing at the Bibatelli moment again...it is just priceless when he gets the blue one and still can't get it right. ---- I'm on board 'PDC's Opimist's Express' and fully expect a decent outcome for all gong forwards - like many I think Ritchie had aided the move given the uncertainty so doubt that PDC is any more than disappointed to lose him. SAPFanSTFC
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10:32am Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

10:17am

The Advertiser understands funds are now available to manager Paolo Di Canio to add to his squad, with any deals expected to be loans.




So, all is not lost.
10:17am The Advertiser understands funds are now available to manager Paolo Di Canio to add to his squad, with any deals expected to be loans. So, all is not lost. the wizard
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10:35am Thu 31 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

the wizard wrote:
The whole sale of Ritchie has been a totally mis managed media affair. If the club had come out and stated he was going and for all the truthful reasons then people would have had to accept what was going on for the greater good.

The tin-pot statement released just before 22:40 hrs didn't really go far enough. People who roll up every week deserve more on a moral ground to know what is going on. Patey may have brought in buyers to the club, but the mans PR has been a disaster from day one, and he has no charisma for sure.

This whole sad and now sordid affair has been handled in an abysmal manner from the out set and all I can hope for is when the deal has been ratified that Jedward can come out and put the record straight. there is no point in anybody judging him as officially he has yet to take over, and him keeping quiet right now to me is a good sign.

I'm also looking forward to the weekly press conference where I hope most if not all issues are put straight and into perspective. We have come through darker days than this in the past and lets all now concentrate in getting behind the new owners and our team and management. We should leave all this behind us and do what we do best, support the club.
Trouble is Wiz....until the new boys are confirmed as the owners they have no basis or authority o make any announcements as they don't want to upset the FL before the deal is ratified.
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Black had to sell but as per history he and SWP just have no interest in letting everyone know what is happening.
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I was negative about SWP from day one as and whilst we've been proved right on him we are now on the verge of entering a new era in our football club.
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....at least we still have one and not being deducted 10pts eh!?
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: The whole sale of Ritchie has been a totally mis managed media affair. If the club had come out and stated he was going and for all the truthful reasons then people would have had to accept what was going on for the greater good. The tin-pot statement released just before 22:40 hrs didn't really go far enough. People who roll up every week deserve more on a moral ground to know what is going on. Patey may have brought in buyers to the club, but the mans PR has been a disaster from day one, and he has no charisma for sure. This whole sad and now sordid affair has been handled in an abysmal manner from the out set and all I can hope for is when the deal has been ratified that Jedward can come out and put the record straight. there is no point in anybody judging him as officially he has yet to take over, and him keeping quiet right now to me is a good sign. I'm also looking forward to the weekly press conference where I hope most if not all issues are put straight and into perspective. We have come through darker days than this in the past and lets all now concentrate in getting behind the new owners and our team and management. We should leave all this behind us and do what we do best, support the club.[/p][/quote]Trouble is Wiz....until the new boys are confirmed as the owners they have no basis or authority o make any announcements as they don't want to upset the FL before the deal is ratified. .... Black had to sell but as per history he and SWP just have no interest in letting everyone know what is happening. .... I was negative about SWP from day one as and whilst we've been proved right on him we are now on the verge of entering a new era in our football club. ---- ....at least we still have one and not being deducted 10pts eh!? SAPFanSTFC
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10:46am Thu 31 Jan 13

STFC_through&through says...

the don69 wrote:
STFC_through&thr

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From the way i have understood it, Ritchie was sold to release high wages at the club so that the take over can be completed. Ritchie only agreed to this as he was unsure of the future of the club, and the take over situation sealed this. This was very similar as to when he was at pompey, and lets be honest at the moment the cherries are more financial secure.

I think the key thing is that we keep PDC... he is the major turning point that this club has had over the last 2 seasons. We have restructured, overcame and conquered situations before. We will do it again and i can still see STFC in the championship next season.

PDC to release a statement later this afternoon - Will be interesting to hear what he says... hopefully not a resignation
Spot on ,that's what I've heard can't follow the site much today in London on business,but must hear what Paolo got to say!true fans get behind your team this is when it needs you!!!!!!!!!!!!
What people need to realise is what situations we have been in before. We are in a fantastic situation at the minute being 3rd in League 1 andin fantastic form. Yes we have just sold Ritchie, but he is replaceable and we have come out of worse situations fighting
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC_through&thr ough[/bold] wrote: From the way i have understood it, Ritchie was sold to release high wages at the club so that the take over can be completed. Ritchie only agreed to this as he was unsure of the future of the club, and the take over situation sealed this. This was very similar as to when he was at pompey, and lets be honest at the moment the cherries are more financial secure. I think the key thing is that we keep PDC... he is the major turning point that this club has had over the last 2 seasons. We have restructured, overcame and conquered situations before. We will do it again and i can still see STFC in the championship next season. PDC to release a statement later this afternoon - Will be interesting to hear what he says... hopefully not a resignation[/p][/quote]Spot on ,that's what I've heard can't follow the site much today in London on business,but must hear what Paolo got to say!true fans get behind your team this is when it needs you!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]What people need to realise is what situations we have been in before. We are in a fantastic situation at the minute being 3rd in League 1 andin fantastic form. Yes we have just sold Ritchie, but he is replaceable and we have come out of worse situations fighting STFC_through&through
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10:47am Thu 31 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

As Sap knows, I've got far more important things on my mind at the moment than the trials and tribulations, and the ins and outs at SN1.

But just had to take a look at the current state of play.

GLASS HALF FULL kinda guy at the moment.
As Sap knows, I've got far more important things on my mind at the moment than the trials and tribulations, and the ins and outs at SN1. But just had to take a look at the current state of play. GLASS HALF FULL kinda guy at the moment. Rebel_phish
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10:49am Thu 31 Jan 13

STFC_through&through says...

old town robin wrote:
STFC_through&thr

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STFC_through&thr


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Med Red wrote:
STFC_through&thr




ough
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From the way i have understood it, Ritchie was sold to release high wages at the club so that the take over can be completed. Ritchie only agreed to this as he was unsure of the future of the club, and the take over situation sealed this. This was very similar as to when he was at pompey, and lets be honest at the moment the cherries are more financial secure.

I think the key thing is that we keep PDC... he is the major turning point that this club has had over the last 2 seasons. We have restructured, overcame and conquered situations before. We will do it again and i can still see STFC in the championship next season.

PDC to release a statement later this afternoon - Will be interesting to hear what he says... hopefully not a resignation
If we sold Ritchie to reduce the wage bill, it's very unlikely we will be signing BWP, who's reportedly on twice the weekly wage that Ritchie was on. So let's forget that red herring. If we need a replacement for Ritchie, perhaps we should look at giving Luke Rooney another chance.
Yes but we need to reduce the wage bill for the takeover to be completed and then can resign. Rooney speculated to go to Cheltenham for season long loan. At the minute looks like DeVita LM and Roberts RM which is supposedly his favoured side. Just need to wait and see
BWP supposedly on 10k a week, so highly doubt he will be coming to swindon anyway
Why not, if he is not in Charltons plans, it makes no sense for him to be sitting around at the valley picking up £10k for nothing. If he comes to us for the rest of the season I'm sure we would only pay a percentage of that, the same as we had to for lee Cox, Benson and Risser.

Think our relationship has been quite good with Charlton since Paolo arrived with both Benson and Holland giving good accounts of themselves and if he is not fully fit, he soon will be. lol
We will just have to see! I would like to see BWP come to the club as think he would be a massive asset especially with the loss of Ritchie. He is also a goal scorer. Fingers crossed
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC_through&thr ough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC_through&thr ough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC_through&thr ough[/bold] wrote: From the way i have understood it, Ritchie was sold to release high wages at the club so that the take over can be completed. Ritchie only agreed to this as he was unsure of the future of the club, and the take over situation sealed this. This was very similar as to when he was at pompey, and lets be honest at the moment the cherries are more financial secure. I think the key thing is that we keep PDC... he is the major turning point that this club has had over the last 2 seasons. We have restructured, overcame and conquered situations before. We will do it again and i can still see STFC in the championship next season. PDC to release a statement later this afternoon - Will be interesting to hear what he says... hopefully not a resignation[/p][/quote]If we sold Ritchie to reduce the wage bill, it's very unlikely we will be signing BWP, who's reportedly on twice the weekly wage that Ritchie was on. So let's forget that red herring. If we need a replacement for Ritchie, perhaps we should look at giving Luke Rooney another chance.[/p][/quote]Yes but we need to reduce the wage bill for the takeover to be completed and then can resign. Rooney speculated to go to Cheltenham for season long loan. At the minute looks like DeVita LM and Roberts RM which is supposedly his favoured side. Just need to wait and see[/p][/quote]BWP supposedly on 10k a week, so highly doubt he will be coming to swindon anyway[/p][/quote]Why not, if he is not in Charltons plans, it makes no sense for him to be sitting around at the valley picking up £10k for nothing. If he comes to us for the rest of the season I'm sure we would only pay a percentage of that, the same as we had to for lee Cox, Benson and Risser. Think our relationship has been quite good with Charlton since Paolo arrived with both Benson and Holland giving good accounts of themselves and if he is not fully fit, he soon will be. lol[/p][/quote]We will just have to see! I would like to see BWP come to the club as think he would be a massive asset especially with the loss of Ritchie. He is also a goal scorer. Fingers crossed STFC_through&through
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10:51am Thu 31 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

I couldn't give a monkey's about new signings. If we get through today with the rest of the players still on board and the manager making the right noises, that will do nicely for me. I'm not optimistic on either count though.
I couldn't give a monkey's about new signings. If we get through today with the rest of the players still on board and the manager making the right noises, that will do nicely for me. I'm not optimistic on either count though. Oi Den!
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10:55am Thu 31 Jan 13

sadgit says...

The sound of silence..........
The sound of silence.......... sadgit
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10:56am Thu 31 Jan 13

STFC_through&through says...

Anyone know what sort of time PDC's press talk will be? I know this afternoon but is that 1? 4?
Anyone know what sort of time PDC's press talk will be? I know this afternoon but is that 1? 4? STFC_through&through
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10:59am Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
the wizard wrote:
The whole sale of Ritchie has been a totally mis managed media affair. If the club had come out and stated he was going and for all the truthful reasons then people would have had to accept what was going on for the greater good.

The tin-pot statement released just before 22:40 hrs didn't really go far enough. People who roll up every week deserve more on a moral ground to know what is going on. Patey may have brought in buyers to the club, but the mans PR has been a disaster from day one, and he has no charisma for sure.

This whole sad and now sordid affair has been handled in an abysmal manner from the out set and all I can hope for is when the deal has been ratified that Jedward can come out and put the record straight. there is no point in anybody judging him as officially he has yet to take over, and him keeping quiet right now to me is a good sign.

I'm also looking forward to the weekly press conference where I hope most if not all issues are put straight and into perspective. We have come through darker days than this in the past and lets all now concentrate in getting behind the new owners and our team and management. We should leave all this behind us and do what we do best, support the club.
Trouble is Wiz....until the new boys are confirmed as the owners they have no basis or authority o make any announcements as they don't want to upset the FL before the deal is ratified.
....
Black had to sell but as per history he and SWP just have no interest in letting everyone know what is happening.
....
I was negative about SWP from day one as and whilst we've been proved right on him we are now on the verge of entering a new era in our football club.
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....at least we still have one and not being deducted 10pts eh!?
Morning Ian, yes I have to agree, but like many others I suspect, feeling very shell shocked and hacked off over the way things have been done.

As for Non-Matey-Patey, well i think for somebody who has gained a knighthood he has shown little grace, understanding or passion for our corner, and it beggars the question that how can somebody who on the face of it excels in ignorance rise to such heights. He obviously has a much talent side which we have not seen. I wish I could do the away game on Saturday to show and voice my support but prior arrangements preclude that. Rest assured I will be voicing my support at the next home game and the sooner that occurs the better. Still drinking out of my STFC mug this morning and proud to do so.
I hope we stick it up 'em, and now is the time to extend that unbeaten run to double underline we are still focused.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: The whole sale of Ritchie has been a totally mis managed media affair. If the club had come out and stated he was going and for all the truthful reasons then people would have had to accept what was going on for the greater good. The tin-pot statement released just before 22:40 hrs didn't really go far enough. People who roll up every week deserve more on a moral ground to know what is going on. Patey may have brought in buyers to the club, but the mans PR has been a disaster from day one, and he has no charisma for sure. This whole sad and now sordid affair has been handled in an abysmal manner from the out set and all I can hope for is when the deal has been ratified that Jedward can come out and put the record straight. there is no point in anybody judging him as officially he has yet to take over, and him keeping quiet right now to me is a good sign. I'm also looking forward to the weekly press conference where I hope most if not all issues are put straight and into perspective. We have come through darker days than this in the past and lets all now concentrate in getting behind the new owners and our team and management. We should leave all this behind us and do what we do best, support the club.[/p][/quote]Trouble is Wiz....until the new boys are confirmed as the owners they have no basis or authority o make any announcements as they don't want to upset the FL before the deal is ratified. .... Black had to sell but as per history he and SWP just have no interest in letting everyone know what is happening. .... I was negative about SWP from day one as and whilst we've been proved right on him we are now on the verge of entering a new era in our football club. ---- ....at least we still have one and not being deducted 10pts eh!?[/p][/quote]Morning Ian, yes I have to agree, but like many others I suspect, feeling very shell shocked and hacked off over the way things have been done. As for Non-Matey-Patey, well i think for somebody who has gained a knighthood he has shown little grace, understanding or passion for our corner, and it beggars the question that how can somebody who on the face of it excels in ignorance rise to such heights. He obviously has a much talent side which we have not seen. I wish I could do the away game on Saturday to show and voice my support but prior arrangements preclude that. Rest assured I will be voicing my support at the next home game and the sooner that occurs the better. Still drinking out of my STFC mug this morning and proud to do so. I hope we stick it up 'em, and now is the time to extend that unbeaten run to double underline we are still focused. the wizard
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11:04am Thu 31 Jan 13

jam1 says...

BBC Wiltshire‏@BBCWilt
shire

SPORT: @BBCWiltshire understands #Swindon Town are lining up a move for Cheltenham midfielder Marlon Pack. #stfc
BBC Wiltshire‏@BBCWilt shire SPORT: @BBCWiltshire understands #Swindon Town are lining up a move for Cheltenham midfielder Marlon Pack. #stfc jam1
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11:06am Thu 31 Jan 13

STFC_through&through says...

Marlon Pack swap for L.Rooney? He is a fantastic player! Hopefully not a sign that Ferry/Miller is off though as they are both base of the team. And hollands
Marlon Pack swap for L.Rooney? He is a fantastic player! Hopefully not a sign that Ferry/Miller is off though as they are both base of the team. And hollands STFC_through&through
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11:07am Thu 31 Jan 13

Leo Sayers Leather Trousers says...

Marlon Pack..........would be a great signing. One of if not the best player in L2
Marlon Pack..........would be a great signing. One of if not the best player in L2 Leo Sayers Leather Trousers
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11:08am Thu 31 Jan 13

STFC_through&through says...

Leo Sayers Leather Trousers wrote:
Marlon Pack..........would be a great signing. One of if not the best player in L2
Yes when swindon have played Cheltenham, he has controlled the game. Strong and creative
[quote][p][bold]Leo Sayers Leather Trousers[/bold] wrote: Marlon Pack..........would be a great signing. One of if not the best player in L2[/p][/quote]Yes when swindon have played Cheltenham, he has controlled the game. Strong and creative STFC_through&through
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11:10am Thu 31 Jan 13

who am i says...

Just been reported on bbc wilts dicanio been told he can strengthen and marlon pack coming here also he after green from charlton and madine from weds also trying to get Martin rest of season. Fingers crossed.
Just been reported on bbc wilts dicanio been told he can strengthen and marlon pack coming here also he after green from charlton and madine from weds also trying to get Martin rest of season. Fingers crossed. who am i
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11:16am Thu 31 Jan 13

Roy Carter says...

Marlon Pack !! Well that's the first time I have smiled in the last 24 hours.

Great player and still young.

Like everyone else, I won't be able to relax until I hear from PDC himself.
Marlon Pack !! Well that's the first time I have smiled in the last 24 hours. Great player and still young. Like everyone else, I won't be able to relax until I hear from PDC himself. Roy Carter
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11:25am Thu 31 Jan 13

Oldhamred says...

One thing for certain.
If Paolo's signing players the he IS staying.
One thing for certain. If Paolo's signing players the he IS staying. Oldhamred
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11:29am Thu 31 Jan 13

ole ole says...

Strange we'd be in for Pack now... I thought he and Ritchie were best mates? Or am I making it up?

Good signing though as long as he's prepared to train hard!
Strange we'd be in for Pack now... I thought he and Ritchie were best mates? Or am I making it up? Good signing though as long as he's prepared to train hard! ole ole
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11:30am Thu 31 Jan 13

Psychedelic Syd says...

For goodness sake tie Ferry down with a new contract - you can bet there are many clubs tracking him.
For goodness sake tie Ferry down with a new contract - you can bet there are many clubs tracking him. Psychedelic Syd
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11:35am Thu 31 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

the wizard wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
the wizard wrote:
The whole sale of Ritchie has been a totally mis managed media affair. If the club had come out and stated he was going and for all the truthful reasons then people would have had to accept what was going on for the greater good.

The tin-pot statement released just before 22:40 hrs didn't really go far enough. People who roll up every week deserve more on a moral ground to know what is going on. Patey may have brought in buyers to the club, but the mans PR has been a disaster from day one, and he has no charisma for sure.

This whole sad and now sordid affair has been handled in an abysmal manner from the out set and all I can hope for is when the deal has been ratified that Jedward can come out and put the record straight. there is no point in anybody judging him as officially he has yet to take over, and him keeping quiet right now to me is a good sign.

I'm also looking forward to the weekly press conference where I hope most if not all issues are put straight and into perspective. We have come through darker days than this in the past and lets all now concentrate in getting behind the new owners and our team and management. We should leave all this behind us and do what we do best, support the club.
Trouble is Wiz....until the new boys are confirmed as the owners they have no basis or authority o make any announcements as they don't want to upset the FL before the deal is ratified.
....
Black had to sell but as per history he and SWP just have no interest in letting everyone know what is happening.
....
I was negative about SWP from day one as and whilst we've been proved right on him we are now on the verge of entering a new era in our football club.
----
....at least we still have one and not being deducted 10pts eh!?
Morning Ian, yes I have to agree, but like many others I suspect, feeling very shell shocked and hacked off over the way things have been done.

As for Non-Matey-Patey, well i think for somebody who has gained a knighthood he has shown little grace, understanding or passion for our corner, and it beggars the question that how can somebody who on the face of it excels in ignorance rise to such heights. He obviously has a much talent side which we have not seen. I wish I could do the away game on Saturday to show and voice my support but prior arrangements preclude that. Rest assured I will be voicing my support at the next home game and the sooner that occurs the better. Still drinking out of my STFC mug this morning and proud to do so.
I hope we stick it up 'em, and now is the time to extend that unbeaten run to double underline we are still focused.
Yep agreed - everything was a bit surprising yesterday.
.
Fortunately my optimism seems to be being bourn out as just seen the Marlon Pack element in between a bit of DIY - I think this underlines the fact that Ritchie probably wanted a bit of stability and to return to the South Coast and that his departure hasn't put Pack off.
.
Don't think you can under-estimate the importance of Pack arriving despite Ritchie's departure.
.
Like you I can't make Saturday but still hopeful of getting to Colchester away - much as I hate their ground...fingers crossed for the rest of the day! :-)
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: The whole sale of Ritchie has been a totally mis managed media affair. If the club had come out and stated he was going and for all the truthful reasons then people would have had to accept what was going on for the greater good. The tin-pot statement released just before 22:40 hrs didn't really go far enough. People who roll up every week deserve more on a moral ground to know what is going on. Patey may have brought in buyers to the club, but the mans PR has been a disaster from day one, and he has no charisma for sure. This whole sad and now sordid affair has been handled in an abysmal manner from the out set and all I can hope for is when the deal has been ratified that Jedward can come out and put the record straight. there is no point in anybody judging him as officially he has yet to take over, and him keeping quiet right now to me is a good sign. I'm also looking forward to the weekly press conference where I hope most if not all issues are put straight and into perspective. We have come through darker days than this in the past and lets all now concentrate in getting behind the new owners and our team and management. We should leave all this behind us and do what we do best, support the club.[/p][/quote]Trouble is Wiz....until the new boys are confirmed as the owners they have no basis or authority o make any announcements as they don't want to upset the FL before the deal is ratified. .... Black had to sell but as per history he and SWP just have no interest in letting everyone know what is happening. .... I was negative about SWP from day one as and whilst we've been proved right on him we are now on the verge of entering a new era in our football club. ---- ....at least we still have one and not being deducted 10pts eh!?[/p][/quote]Morning Ian, yes I have to agree, but like many others I suspect, feeling very shell shocked and hacked off over the way things have been done. As for Non-Matey-Patey, well i think for somebody who has gained a knighthood he has shown little grace, understanding or passion for our corner, and it beggars the question that how can somebody who on the face of it excels in ignorance rise to such heights. He obviously has a much talent side which we have not seen. I wish I could do the away game on Saturday to show and voice my support but prior arrangements preclude that. Rest assured I will be voicing my support at the next home game and the sooner that occurs the better. Still drinking out of my STFC mug this morning and proud to do so. I hope we stick it up 'em, and now is the time to extend that unbeaten run to double underline we are still focused.[/p][/quote]Yep agreed - everything was a bit surprising yesterday. . Fortunately my optimism seems to be being bourn out as just seen the Marlon Pack element in between a bit of DIY - I think this underlines the fact that Ritchie probably wanted a bit of stability and to return to the South Coast and that his departure hasn't put Pack off. . Don't think you can under-estimate the importance of Pack arriving despite Ritchie's departure. . Like you I can't make Saturday but still hopeful of getting to Colchester away - much as I hate their ground...fingers crossed for the rest of the day! :-) SAPFanSTFC
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11:35am Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

Things are looking up cant wait to hear from pdc today.
Things are looking up cant wait to hear from pdc today. grove red
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11:37am Thu 31 Jan 13

tally38 says...

watch this space bournmouth in play off finals at wembley who will score the winner dick heads
watch this space bournmouth in play off finals at wembley who will score the winner dick heads tally38
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11:40am Thu 31 Jan 13

STFC_through&through says...

ole ole wrote:
Strange we'd be in for Pack now... I thought he and Ritchie were best mates? Or am I making it up?

Good signing though as long as he's prepared to train hard!
Yes him and Ritchie were both at Pompey together. Both fantastic players
[quote][p][bold]ole ole[/bold] wrote: Strange we'd be in for Pack now... I thought he and Ritchie were best mates? Or am I making it up? Good signing though as long as he's prepared to train hard![/p][/quote]Yes him and Ritchie were both at Pompey together. Both fantastic players STFC_through&through
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11:41am Thu 31 Jan 13

tally38 says...

watch this space bournmouth in play off finals at wembley who will score the winner dick heads
any one want my season ticket
watch this space bournmouth in play off finals at wembley who will score the winner dick heads any one want my season ticket tally38
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11:44am Thu 31 Jan 13

swindonloyal says...

The last time we sold our standout player we ended up relegated, yet at least we bagged a healthy £2M. Selling Ritchie for £500K or possibly less is just not good enough. He won League 2 Player of the Year last season, and is well on track to do the same again for League 1. 9 goals from RM in League 1, and now he's playing for our promotion rivals. Only at Swindon does this happen. I can only pray that Wes and Paolo stay now. They are key to any future success!
The last time we sold our standout player we ended up relegated, yet at least we bagged a healthy £2M. Selling Ritchie for £500K or possibly less is just not good enough. He won League 2 Player of the Year last season, and is well on track to do the same again for League 1. 9 goals from RM in League 1, and now he's playing for our promotion rivals. Only at Swindon does this happen. I can only pray that Wes and Paolo stay now. They are key to any future success! swindonloyal
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11:49am Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

Psychedelic Syd wrote:
For goodness sake tie Ferry down with a new contract - you can bet there are many clubs tracking him.
Agree get him a signed up now!!!
[quote][p][bold]Psychedelic Syd[/bold] wrote: For goodness sake tie Ferry down with a new contract - you can bet there are many clubs tracking him.[/p][/quote]Agree get him a signed up now!!! grove red
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11:56am Thu 31 Jan 13

Fozzystfc says...

Remember man city when they got taken over on deadline day in summer of 2008. They sold off there best player at the time corluka to Tottenham and they got taken over and signed Robinho. Today were near enough taken over and we have money to splash. In comes pack. Green. Madine and extending chris martins loan and hopefully hollands. Hope we keep ferry on a longer contract. Ritchie who????????
Remember man city when they got taken over on deadline day in summer of 2008. They sold off there best player at the time corluka to Tottenham and they got taken over and signed Robinho. Today were near enough taken over and we have money to splash. In comes pack. Green. Madine and extending chris martins loan and hopefully hollands. Hope we keep ferry on a longer contract. Ritchie who???????? Fozzystfc
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11:58am Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

Cant belive there is still no word from the new owners yet or another statement.
Cant belive there is still no word from the new owners yet or another statement. grove red
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12:03pm Thu 31 Jan 13

stfcknowitall says...

Bournemouth lose if play-off final and we go automatically!! Matt who??...love it, fianlly feeling more positive again lets hope this new owner loves the game of football unlike andrew black...very, very excited if we do get Marlon Pack.

If we also get Danny Green & Madine we will have a stonger squad regardless of Ritchie jumping ship. Im thinking ritchie might just regret leaving us.. at least im hoping he will come the end of the season!!

COME ON YOU REDS..UP THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE WE GO!!
Bournemouth lose if play-off final and we go automatically!! Matt who??...love it, fianlly feeling more positive again lets hope this new owner loves the game of football unlike andrew black...very, very excited if we do get Marlon Pack. If we also get Danny Green & Madine we will have a stonger squad regardless of Ritchie jumping ship. Im thinking ritchie might just regret leaving us.. at least im hoping he will come the end of the season!! COME ON YOU REDS..UP THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE WE GO!! stfcknowitall
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12:10pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

Lets not forget how many points we got of bournemouth this season remind me ooooooh 4points
Lets not forget how many points we got of bournemouth this season remind me ooooooh 4points grove red
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12:13pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

Disappointed in the sale of Matt but given the letter going out advertising our players it seems that the club were potentially in a very precarious position if the takeover didn't occur.

I believe we should take stock and also wait until it has been sanctioned by the FL. Not trying to scaremonger but...

This takeover has potentially saved the club from points deductions, having to sell more pleyers, relegation and possibly turning into the next Pompey.

Assuming all goes through in the next couple of days there are positives:

1. Swindon Town FC still exists.
2. STFC is in a play-off position with no danger of relegation.
3. STFC do not owe £10M to STFC Holdings (more details required here).

We have no details of the consortium and how much money they have but the money factor is not a huge issue IMO. More important is the survival of the club.

At the start of the season we had money, something has happened between now and then which has more than likely forced AB to have to pull the plug and I am inclined to believe the sale of Matt is an insurance policy guarding against the takeover not being sanctioned.

Assuming the takeover completes, it gives us a chance to restart the season not with zero points but with 50, a decent chance of gaining promotion and probably funds to bring players in on loan. I suspect Paolo was aware of the situation and that it will make him even more determined. He could go but I don't see this as part of his make-up.

A bit of patience is required at the moment, give the new people time to settle in, listen to what they have to say and then have ours. I think we could still be in for an exciting 3-4 months.

COYMR
Disappointed in the sale of Matt but given the letter going out advertising our players it seems that the club were potentially in a very precarious position if the takeover didn't occur. I believe we should take stock and also wait until it has been sanctioned by the FL. Not trying to scaremonger but... This takeover has potentially saved the club from points deductions, having to sell more pleyers, relegation and possibly turning into the next Pompey. Assuming all goes through in the next couple of days there are positives: 1. Swindon Town FC still exists. 2. STFC is in a play-off position with no danger of relegation. 3. STFC do not owe £10M to STFC Holdings (more details required here). We have no details of the consortium and how much money they have but the money factor is not a huge issue IMO. More important is the survival of the club. At the start of the season we had money, something has happened between now and then which has more than likely forced AB to have to pull the plug and I am inclined to believe the sale of Matt is an insurance policy guarding against the takeover not being sanctioned. Assuming the takeover completes, it gives us a chance to restart the season not with zero points but with 50, a decent chance of gaining promotion and probably funds to bring players in on loan. I suspect Paolo was aware of the situation and that it will make him even more determined. He could go but I don't see this as part of his make-up. A bit of patience is required at the moment, give the new people time to settle in, listen to what they have to say and then have ours. I think we could still be in for an exciting 3-4 months. COYMR Oxon-Red
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12:33pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

tally38 wrote:
watch this space bournmouth in play off finals at wembley who will score the winner dick heads
James Collins or Andy Williams ?

No, Danny Hollands !!!!

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]tally38[/bold] wrote: watch this space bournmouth in play off finals at wembley who will score the winner dick heads[/p][/quote]James Collins or Andy Williams ? No, Danny Hollands !!!! COYMR Oxon-Red
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12:33pm Thu 31 Jan 13

John Young's Grumpy says...

tally38 wrote:
watch this space bournmouth in play off finals at wembley who will score the winner dick heads any one want my season ticket
I'll have it, if you are giving it away out of disgust or doubt over the Town's ability to get out of this division.

I have some good mates who cant afford to attend every game but get there when they can and display a little more loyalty than you seem to express. They can use your seat.

Hope I am not misinterpreting what you say and I am not trying to be contentious - it just seems that the Club needs our support not our anger - we cant undo what is done - neither can we rant until we know the truth and who to rant at?
[quote][p][bold]tally38[/bold] wrote: watch this space bournmouth in play off finals at wembley who will score the winner dick heads any one want my season ticket[/p][/quote]I'll have it, if you are giving it away out of disgust or doubt over the Town's ability to get out of this division. I have some good mates who cant afford to attend every game but get there when they can and display a little more loyalty than you seem to express. They can use your seat. Hope I am not misinterpreting what you say and I am not trying to be contentious - it just seems that the Club needs our support not our anger - we cant undo what is done - neither can we rant until we know the truth and who to rant at? John Young's Grumpy
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12:34pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Some light relief in the terse times,

Understand that the A12 is the main trunk road in Essex ......

As a trucker stops for a red light on the A12 a blonde catches up.
She jumps out of her car, runs up to his truck, and knocks on the door.

The trucker lowers the window, and she says, "Hi, my name is Heather, and
you are losing some of your load!"

The trucker ignores her and proceeds down the street. When the truck stops
for another red light, the girl catches up again. She jumps out of her car
runs up and knocks on the door.

Again, the trucker lowers the window.

As if they've never spoken, the blonde says brightly, "Hi, my name is
Heather, and you are losing some of your load!!!"

Shaking his head, the trucker ignores her again and continues down the
street. At the third red light, the same thing happens again.

All out of breath, the blonde gets out of her car, runs up, knocks on the
truck door. The trucker lowers the window. Again she says, "Hi, my name is
Heather, and you are losing some of your load!!!!!"

When the light turns green the trucker revs up and races to the next
light.
When he stops this time, he hurriedly gets out of the truck, and runs back
to the blonde. He knocks on her window, and as she lowers it, he
says,............




"Hi, my name is Kevin, it's winter and I'm driving the bloody
gritter......
Some light relief in the terse times, Understand that the A12 is the main trunk road in Essex ...... As a trucker stops for a red light on the A12 a blonde catches up. She jumps out of her car, runs up to his truck, and knocks on the door. The trucker lowers the window, and she says, "Hi, my name is Heather, and you are losing some of your load!" The trucker ignores her and proceeds down the street. When the truck stops for another red light, the girl catches up again. She jumps out of her car runs up and knocks on the door. Again, the trucker lowers the window. As if they've never spoken, the blonde says brightly, "Hi, my name is Heather, and you are losing some of your load!!!" Shaking his head, the trucker ignores her again and continues down the street. At the third red light, the same thing happens again. All out of breath, the blonde gets out of her car, runs up, knocks on the truck door. The trucker lowers the window. Again she says, "Hi, my name is Heather, and you are losing some of your load!!!!!" When the light turns green the trucker revs up and races to the next light. When he stops this time, he hurriedly gets out of the truck, and runs back to the blonde. He knocks on her window, and as she lowers it, he says,............ "Hi, my name is Kevin, it's winter and I'm driving the bloody gritter...... the wizard
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12:35pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Pewsham Red says...

Good news re Marlon Pack and after last nights turmoil it is good to see some positive news as it implies that PDC will be staying and I feared the worst last night.

We were after him last season and seems a decent player and there seems positive news on other signings, although I hope we don't let the likes of Foderingham, Collins and Williams go the other way.

My view on Ritchie is that it was sad to see him go and that he was a bit of a pawn in the takeover business. Seems to me he was as surprised as anyone that we accepted the bid, especially at such a low level.

Don't reckon he can be blamed for going and he had to consider the future as the takeover deal hadn't been concluded at the time he signed for Bournemouth.
Good news re Marlon Pack and after last nights turmoil it is good to see some positive news as it implies that PDC will be staying and I feared the worst last night. We were after him last season and seems a decent player and there seems positive news on other signings, although I hope we don't let the likes of Foderingham, Collins and Williams go the other way. My view on Ritchie is that it was sad to see him go and that he was a bit of a pawn in the takeover business. Seems to me he was as surprised as anyone that we accepted the bid, especially at such a low level. Don't reckon he can be blamed for going and he had to consider the future as the takeover deal hadn't been concluded at the time he signed for Bournemouth. Pewsham Red
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12:36pm Thu 31 Jan 13

billbst says...

Explanation of Ritchie sale now on OS. Cash Flow.
Explanation of Ritchie sale now on OS. Cash Flow. billbst
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12:39pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Pewsham Red says...

Statement released regarding Ritchie.

It is as we suspected yesterday although does beg the question as to why someone (Black?Fitton? McCrory) couldn't have plugged the gap for a short time and then sold Ritchie for closer to £1m in the summer. Surely would have made financial sense in the long run.
Statement released regarding Ritchie. It is as we suspected yesterday although does beg the question as to why someone (Black?Fitton? McCrory) couldn't have plugged the gap for a short time and then sold Ritchie for closer to £1m in the summer. Surely would have made financial sense in the long run. Pewsham Red
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12:42pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Devon Red says...

At last some details and explanation from the club. It seems Ritchie has been the sacrificial lamb. If his sale means no administration etc thats good enough for me !
At last some details and explanation from the club. It seems Ritchie has been the sacrificial lamb. If his sale means no administration etc thats good enough for me ! Devon Red
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12:43pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
Statement released regarding Ritchie.

It is as we suspected yesterday although does beg the question as to why someone (Black?Fitton? McCrory) couldn't have plugged the gap for a short time and then sold Ritchie for closer to £1m in the summer. Surely would have made financial sense in the long run.
Maybe there is a concern that the FL will not approve the deal???
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: Statement released regarding Ritchie. It is as we suspected yesterday although does beg the question as to why someone (Black?Fitton? McCrory) couldn't have plugged the gap for a short time and then sold Ritchie for closer to £1m in the summer. Surely would have made financial sense in the long run.[/p][/quote]Maybe there is a concern that the FL will not approve the deal??? grove red
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12:53pm Thu 31 Jan 13

LeGod says...

My understanding is unless im totally wrong but i think they were the consortium who tried to buy Luton when they were in trouble but they got turned down by the FL. Now there could be other investors now than what they had then but McGory was definetly involved in trying to take over Luton. I also understand he is close to the footballing Stein brothers.
My understanding is unless im totally wrong but i think they were the consortium who tried to buy Luton when they were in trouble but they got turned down by the FL. Now there could be other investors now than what they had then but McGory was definetly involved in trying to take over Luton. I also understand he is close to the footballing Stein brothers. LeGod
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12:58pm Thu 31 Jan 13

madterrier says...

What a crap statement, but I've got use to this stuff from the club by now.

So the club (never mind whether it is old owners, new owners or both) have sold/given away our best player for around £800,000 less than he is worth, to a promotion rival, to cover funding for a few days because no other way of plugging that gap could be found??

Crap.

How much does it cost to run the club for 3-4 days, perhaps a week, on our current budget? £100,000? £70,000. Are we in that dire a position that we have to lose £800,000 and our best player just to raise that kind of money temporarily?

I hope the Adver presses on this issue, because it suggests that the club really is in a very terrible financial position, but I guess we all knew that. They are suggesting it is just a bridging issue, but I doubt it. Andrew Black has pulled up stumps and taken his bat and ball home suddenly and we needed funds, period - it's not just a timing issue while the takeover is ratified.

It is the sudden abandonment of plans and budget and distressed sale of the club by the old board in a compressed timeframe that has precipitated this situation. Either way, we have lost around £800,000 on Ritchie just to cover financial mis-management.
What a crap statement, but I've got use to this stuff from the club by now. So the club (never mind whether it is old owners, new owners or both) have sold/given away our best player for around £800,000 less than he is worth, to a promotion rival, to cover funding for a few days because no other way of plugging that gap could be found?? Crap. How much does it cost to run the club for 3-4 days, perhaps a week, on our current budget? £100,000? £70,000. Are we in that dire a position that we have to lose £800,000 and our best player just to raise that kind of money temporarily? I hope the Adver presses on this issue, because it suggests that the club really is in a very terrible financial position, but I guess we all knew that. They are suggesting it is just a bridging issue, but I doubt it. Andrew Black has pulled up stumps and taken his bat and ball home suddenly and we needed funds, period - it's not just a timing issue while the takeover is ratified. It is the sudden abandonment of plans and budget and distressed sale of the club by the old board in a compressed timeframe that has precipitated this situation. Either way, we have lost around £800,000 on Ritchie just to cover financial mis-management. madterrier
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1:03pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oldhamred says...

LeGod wrote:
My understanding is unless im totally wrong but i think they were the consortium who tried to buy Luton when they were in trouble but they got turned down by the FL. Now there could be other investors now than what they had then but McGory was definetly involved in trying to take over Luton. I also understand he is close to the footballing Stein brothers.
That's the way.........
Try and find something negative to say.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: My understanding is unless im totally wrong but i think they were the consortium who tried to buy Luton when they were in trouble but they got turned down by the FL. Now there could be other investors now than what they had then but McGory was definetly involved in trying to take over Luton. I also understand he is close to the footballing Stein brothers.[/p][/quote]That's the way......... Try and find something negative to say. Oldhamred
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1:14pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Pewsham Red says...

madterrier wrote:
What a crap statement, but I've got use to this stuff from the club by now.

So the club (never mind whether it is old owners, new owners or both) have sold/given away our best player for around £800,000 less than he is worth, to a promotion rival, to cover funding for a few days because no other way of plugging that gap could be found??

Crap.

How much does it cost to run the club for 3-4 days, perhaps a week, on our current budget? £100,000? £70,000. Are we in that dire a position that we have to lose £800,000 and our best player just to raise that kind of money temporarily?

I hope the Adver presses on this issue, because it suggests that the club really is in a very terrible financial position, but I guess we all knew that. They are suggesting it is just a bridging issue, but I doubt it. Andrew Black has pulled up stumps and taken his bat and ball home suddenly and we needed funds, period - it's not just a timing issue while the takeover is ratified.

It is the sudden abandonment of plans and budget and distressed sale of the club by the old board in a compressed timeframe that has precipitated this situation. Either way, we have lost around £800,000 on Ritchie just to cover financial mis-management.
That's kind of what I was getting at in my post, as it is odd we let Ritchie go yesterday evening but now we are suddenly able to bring in 2-3 new players.

Is this being financed by the Ritchie money? Is it new funds from the new guys? All a bit strange.
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: What a crap statement, but I've got use to this stuff from the club by now. So the club (never mind whether it is old owners, new owners or both) have sold/given away our best player for around £800,000 less than he is worth, to a promotion rival, to cover funding for a few days because no other way of plugging that gap could be found?? Crap. How much does it cost to run the club for 3-4 days, perhaps a week, on our current budget? £100,000? £70,000. Are we in that dire a position that we have to lose £800,000 and our best player just to raise that kind of money temporarily? I hope the Adver presses on this issue, because it suggests that the club really is in a very terrible financial position, but I guess we all knew that. They are suggesting it is just a bridging issue, but I doubt it. Andrew Black has pulled up stumps and taken his bat and ball home suddenly and we needed funds, period - it's not just a timing issue while the takeover is ratified. It is the sudden abandonment of plans and budget and distressed sale of the club by the old board in a compressed timeframe that has precipitated this situation. Either way, we have lost around £800,000 on Ritchie just to cover financial mis-management.[/p][/quote]That's kind of what I was getting at in my post, as it is odd we let Ritchie go yesterday evening but now we are suddenly able to bring in 2-3 new players. Is this being financed by the Ritchie money? Is it new funds from the new guys? All a bit strange. Pewsham Red
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1:15pm Thu 31 Jan 13

stigger says...

all i'll say is this if the sale of Ritchie stops admin and we are able to proceed with new owners then as gutted as I am (especially the price) then i can accept it. I hope PDC can and that the rest of today brings better news. Is a real shame as if Mr Black had managed to sell club and not lose Ritchie he would have been held in high regard by nearly all of us. He still has pumped loads of money into club but this sale will i expect cast a black mark on his legacy
all i'll say is this if the sale of Ritchie stops admin and we are able to proceed with new owners then as gutted as I am (especially the price) then i can accept it. I hope PDC can and that the rest of today brings better news. Is a real shame as if Mr Black had managed to sell club and not lose Ritchie he would have been held in high regard by nearly all of us. He still has pumped loads of money into club but this sale will i expect cast a black mark on his legacy stigger
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1:16pm Thu 31 Jan 13

stigger says...

On the calendar issue, the little one ripped it down last night and threw a right strop!!
On the calendar issue, the little one ripped it down last night and threw a right strop!! stigger
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1:17pm Thu 31 Jan 13

davel4848 says...

Where's that guy calling himself "GUV" ?.
He was all over this site last night, saying he knows this and he knows that.
Not a word from him today. Maybe he's gone back up the A420.
Where's that guy calling himself "GUV" ?. He was all over this site last night, saying he knows this and he knows that. Not a word from him today. Maybe he's gone back up the A420. davel4848
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1:17pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

terrier, I fear you are absolutely right. It seems we've given a big discount in order to get the sale done quickly. No wonder the Bournemouth fans are laughing. If the old and new owners could not come up with something to cover a few days, something is wrong.
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Some questions I would like our local media boys to ask:
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Who are those involved in the buying consortium?
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What are their motives?
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Do they think they can run the club at a profit?
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Do they intend to try to redevelop and/or buy and sell the County Ground?
terrier, I fear you are absolutely right. It seems we've given a big discount in order to get the sale done quickly. No wonder the Bournemouth fans are laughing. If the old and new owners could not come up with something to cover a few days, something is wrong. . Some questions I would like our local media boys to ask: . Who are those involved in the buying consortium? . What are their motives? . Do they think they can run the club at a profit? . Do they intend to try to redevelop and/or buy and sell the County Ground? Oi Den!
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1:19pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Pewsham Red says...

stigger wrote:
all i'll say is this if the sale of Ritchie stops admin and we are able to proceed with new owners then as gutted as I am (especially the price) then i can accept it. I hope PDC can and that the rest of today brings better news. Is a real shame as if Mr Black had managed to sell club and not lose Ritchie he would have been held in high regard by nearly all of us. He still has pumped loads of money into club but this sale will i expect cast a black mark on his legacy
Fair point stigger. Administration would have been a disaster and a route we definitely did not want to go down and if that is avoided then fair enough.

Just seems that it could have been done a better way that could have saved money and losing a quality player at a knock down price.

But, lets face it, we'd all take short term pain for longer term stability (if that's what we get!!)
[quote][p][bold]stigger[/bold] wrote: all i'll say is this if the sale of Ritchie stops admin and we are able to proceed with new owners then as gutted as I am (especially the price) then i can accept it. I hope PDC can and that the rest of today brings better news. Is a real shame as if Mr Black had managed to sell club and not lose Ritchie he would have been held in high regard by nearly all of us. He still has pumped loads of money into club but this sale will i expect cast a black mark on his legacy[/p][/quote]Fair point stigger. Administration would have been a disaster and a route we definitely did not want to go down and if that is avoided then fair enough. Just seems that it could have been done a better way that could have saved money and losing a quality player at a knock down price. But, lets face it, we'd all take short term pain for longer term stability (if that's what we get!!) Pewsham Red
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1:21pm Thu 31 Jan 13

clunge_meister says...

Everything tells me that the new consortium have no funds - which I can live with if they are up front about it, but they have not said anything.

They also don't appear to have strong enough relations with a bank even to find a few hundred grand for a week or 2. Most homeowners could do that.

On the face of it they are also showing very little business sense and definitely no PR skills. I hope Paolo has better news this afternoon.

Pack and Green are decent players but it all leaves a sour taste.

Agree that Black has pulled the rug too quick but must have his reasons as he's thrown millions away by not waiting till we were in the championship.
Everything tells me that the new consortium have no funds - which I can live with if they are up front about it, but they have not said anything. They also don't appear to have strong enough relations with a bank even to find a few hundred grand for a week or 2. Most homeowners could do that. On the face of it they are also showing very little business sense and definitely no PR skills. I hope Paolo has better news this afternoon. Pack and Green are decent players but it all leaves a sour taste. Agree that Black has pulled the rug too quick but must have his reasons as he's thrown millions away by not waiting till we were in the championship. clunge_meister
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1:24pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

By the way, would all those who slaughtered Chris Wise on here for his reporting now care to admit that he was spot on? It is now quite plain that we came within a whisker of administration. Unless and until the takeover receives Football League approval, that gloomy prospect is still not dispelled. Keep up the good work Chris. Some people would rather shoot the messenger than accept the bad tidings he bears.
By the way, would all those who slaughtered Chris Wise on here for his reporting now care to admit that he was spot on? It is now quite plain that we came within a whisker of administration. Unless and until the takeover receives Football League approval, that gloomy prospect is still not dispelled. Keep up the good work Chris. Some people would rather shoot the messenger than accept the bad tidings he bears. Oi Den!
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1:25pm Thu 31 Jan 13

madterrier says...

Maybe we could have approached Wonga as shirt sponsors, because a pay day loan is what we have had to beg for to avoid the Big A, and boy have we paid a price.
Maybe we could have approached Wonga as shirt sponsors, because a pay day loan is what we have had to beg for to avoid the Big A, and boy have we paid a price. madterrier
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1:29pm Thu 31 Jan 13

LeGod says...

oldhamred - i'm stating a fact have you got a problem with that??? K**B
oldhamred - i'm stating a fact have you got a problem with that??? K**B LeGod
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1:31pm Thu 31 Jan 13

STFC-Cat says...

clunge_meister wrote:
Everything tells me that the new consortium have no funds - which I can live with if they are up front about it, but they have not said anything.

They also don't appear to have strong enough relations with a bank even to find a few hundred grand for a week or 2. Most homeowners could do that.

On the face of it they are also showing very little business sense and definitely no PR skills. I hope Paolo has better news this afternoon.

Pack and Green are decent players but it all leaves a sour taste.

Agree that Black has pulled the rug too quick but must have his reasons as he's thrown millions away by not waiting till we were in the championship.
How can they release funds or make a statement when the take over hasn't been approved by the FA yet? I expect they will make a statement once they get the approval. I don't see what a relationship with a bank has anything to do with it right now, we have no idea who the backers are or if they have funds so this is just propaganda. Not being funny just think we need to wait for the FA approval and then we should hear a lot more.
[quote][p][bold]clunge_meister[/bold] wrote: Everything tells me that the new consortium have no funds - which I can live with if they are up front about it, but they have not said anything. They also don't appear to have strong enough relations with a bank even to find a few hundred grand for a week or 2. Most homeowners could do that. On the face of it they are also showing very little business sense and definitely no PR skills. I hope Paolo has better news this afternoon. Pack and Green are decent players but it all leaves a sour taste. Agree that Black has pulled the rug too quick but must have his reasons as he's thrown millions away by not waiting till we were in the championship.[/p][/quote]How can they release funds or make a statement when the take over hasn't been approved by the FA yet? I expect they will make a statement once they get the approval. I don't see what a relationship with a bank has anything to do with it right now, we have no idea who the backers are or if they have funds so this is just propaganda. Not being funny just think we need to wait for the FA approval and then we should hear a lot more. STFC-Cat
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1:31pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
stigger wrote:
all i'll say is this if the sale of Ritchie stops admin and we are able to proceed with new owners then as gutted as I am (especially the price) then i can accept it. I hope PDC can and that the rest of today brings better news. Is a real shame as if Mr Black had managed to sell club and not lose Ritchie he would have been held in high regard by nearly all of us. He still has pumped loads of money into club but this sale will i expect cast a black mark on his legacy
Fair point stigger. Administration would have been a disaster and a route we definitely did not want to go down and if that is avoided then fair enough.

Just seems that it could have been done a better way that could have saved money and losing a quality player at a knock down price.

But, lets face it, we'd all take short term pain for longer term stability (if that's what we get!!)
Or we've taken a short-term dash for cash and lost the prospect of several hundred thousand pounds more by selling Ritchie at the right time? Don't like it at all.
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stigger[/bold] wrote: all i'll say is this if the sale of Ritchie stops admin and we are able to proceed with new owners then as gutted as I am (especially the price) then i can accept it. I hope PDC can and that the rest of today brings better news. Is a real shame as if Mr Black had managed to sell club and not lose Ritchie he would have been held in high regard by nearly all of us. He still has pumped loads of money into club but this sale will i expect cast a black mark on his legacy[/p][/quote]Fair point stigger. Administration would have been a disaster and a route we definitely did not want to go down and if that is avoided then fair enough. Just seems that it could have been done a better way that could have saved money and losing a quality player at a knock down price. But, lets face it, we'd all take short term pain for longer term stability (if that's what we get!!)[/p][/quote]Or we've taken a short-term dash for cash and lost the prospect of several hundred thousand pounds more by selling Ritchie at the right time? Don't like it at all. Oi Den!
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1:33pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Red1681 says...

Wish people would have a bit more faith in PDC not jumping ship every time there is a ripple in the waters.

Remember "my word is more important than 1000 contracts".

For sure, Championship football next season.
Wish people would have a bit more faith in PDC not jumping ship every time there is a ripple in the waters. Remember "my word is more important than 1000 contracts". For sure, Championship football next season. Red1681
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1:35pm Thu 31 Jan 13

swinRhino says...

There seems to be a re-occuring question of why did we have to sell Matt and if things were/are hat dire how can we look sign 3 players today.
There was always a time limit and Feb was always mentioned.
Black as stated had picked up his ball and said I don't want to play anymore. That leaves a gaps in finances for Jan that he was not willing to bridge himself, the new board cannot do this until it is ratified and put in place.
The new players being looked at will be be accountable for until next month on the books when everything will be in place.
still not in a position to say what money the new group has, but if Matt wasn't sold it would be admin and 10 points dropped and all team up for say.
I said in another post thanks to Matt for agreeing to move, without that it would be dire today - probably did help they still up for promotion and it's near where he is from.
There seems to be a re-occuring question of why did we have to sell Matt and if things were/are hat dire how can we look sign 3 players today. There was always a time limit and Feb was always mentioned. Black as stated had picked up his ball and said I don't want to play anymore. That leaves a gaps in finances for Jan that he was not willing to bridge himself, the new board cannot do this until it is ratified and put in place. The new players being looked at will be be accountable for until next month on the books when everything will be in place. still not in a position to say what money the new group has, but if Matt wasn't sold it would be admin and 10 points dropped and all team up for say. I said in another post thanks to Matt for agreeing to move, without that it would be dire today - probably did help they still up for promotion and it's near where he is from. swinRhino
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1:38pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

stoke have had a bid for butland accepted wonder if birmingham will try and get caddis on the cheap???
stoke have had a bid for butland accepted wonder if birmingham will try and get caddis on the cheap??? grove red
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1:39pm Thu 31 Jan 13

topsecret says...

Fozzystfc wrote:
Remember man city when they got taken over on deadline day in summer of 2008. They sold off there best player at the time corluka to Tottenham and they got taken over and signed Robinho. Today were near enough taken over and we have money to splash. In comes pack. Green. Madine and extending chris martins loan and hopefully hollands. Hope we keep ferry on a longer contract. Ritchie who????????
probably the funniest thing i have ever read , corluka best player , well done my comic friend
[quote][p][bold]Fozzystfc[/bold] wrote: Remember man city when they got taken over on deadline day in summer of 2008. They sold off there best player at the time corluka to Tottenham and they got taken over and signed Robinho. Today were near enough taken over and we have money to splash. In comes pack. Green. Madine and extending chris martins loan and hopefully hollands. Hope we keep ferry on a longer contract. Ritchie who????????[/p][/quote]probably the funniest thing i have ever read , corluka best player , well done my comic friend topsecret
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1:41pm Thu 31 Jan 13

MITTED says...

davel4848 wrote:
Where's that guy calling himself "GUV" ?.
He was all over this site last night, saying he knows this and he knows that.
Not a word from him today. Maybe he's gone back up the A420.
I would bet money that it is the same knob who did exactly the same thing when Fitton & co took over. Too much time on his hands and no friends.
COYR
[quote][p][bold]davel4848[/bold] wrote: Where's that guy calling himself "GUV" ?. He was all over this site last night, saying he knows this and he knows that. Not a word from him today. Maybe he's gone back up the A420.[/p][/quote]I would bet money that it is the same knob who did exactly the same thing when Fitton & co took over. Too much time on his hands and no friends. COYR MITTED
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1:45pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

STFC-Cat wrote:
clunge_meister wrote:
Everything tells me that the new consortium have no funds - which I can live with if they are up front about it, but they have not said anything.

They also don't appear to have strong enough relations with a bank even to find a few hundred grand for a week or 2. Most homeowners could do that.

On the face of it they are also showing very little business sense and definitely no PR skills. I hope Paolo has better news this afternoon.

Pack and Green are decent players but it all leaves a sour taste.

Agree that Black has pulled the rug too quick but must have his reasons as he's thrown millions away by not waiting till we were in the championship.
How can they release funds or make a statement when the take over hasn't been approved by the FA yet? I expect they will make a statement once they get the approval. I don't see what a relationship with a bank has anything to do with it right now, we have no idea who the backers are or if they have funds so this is just propaganda. Not being funny just think we need to wait for the FA approval and then we should hear a lot more.
I don't think this is an FA matter, it's the Football Legue isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]STFC-Cat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clunge_meister[/bold] wrote: Everything tells me that the new consortium have no funds - which I can live with if they are up front about it, but they have not said anything. They also don't appear to have strong enough relations with a bank even to find a few hundred grand for a week or 2. Most homeowners could do that. On the face of it they are also showing very little business sense and definitely no PR skills. I hope Paolo has better news this afternoon. Pack and Green are decent players but it all leaves a sour taste. Agree that Black has pulled the rug too quick but must have his reasons as he's thrown millions away by not waiting till we were in the championship.[/p][/quote]How can they release funds or make a statement when the take over hasn't been approved by the FA yet? I expect they will make a statement once they get the approval. I don't see what a relationship with a bank has anything to do with it right now, we have no idea who the backers are or if they have funds so this is just propaganda. Not being funny just think we need to wait for the FA approval and then we should hear a lot more.[/p][/quote]I don't think this is an FA matter, it's the Football Legue isn't it? Oi Den!
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1:46pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

League
League Oi Den!
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1:51pm Thu 31 Jan 13

clunge_meister says...

STFC-Cat wrote:
clunge_meister wrote: Everything tells me that the new consortium have no funds - which I can live with if they are up front about it, but they have not said anything. They also don't appear to have strong enough relations with a bank even to find a few hundred grand for a week or 2. Most homeowners could do that. On the face of it they are also showing very little business sense and definitely no PR skills. I hope Paolo has better news this afternoon. Pack and Green are decent players but it all leaves a sour taste. Agree that Black has pulled the rug too quick but must have his reasons as he's thrown millions away by not waiting till we were in the championship.
How can they release funds or make a statement when the take over hasn't been approved by the FA yet? I expect they will make a statement once they get the approval. I don't see what a relationship with a bank has anything to do with it right now, we have no idea who the backers are or if they have funds so this is just propaganda. Not being funny just think we need to wait for the FA approval and then we should hear a lot more.
The fact that we know nothing is sort of the point - their first act is to sell the family silver down on e-bay.

If they were confident that the deal would be ratified then getting a bridging loan or short term revolving facility would be simple.

I've been positive all season and will be again later but I've seen enough financing deals to know instinctively that something is a bit iffy
[quote][p][bold]STFC-Cat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clunge_meister[/bold] wrote: Everything tells me that the new consortium have no funds - which I can live with if they are up front about it, but they have not said anything. They also don't appear to have strong enough relations with a bank even to find a few hundred grand for a week or 2. Most homeowners could do that. On the face of it they are also showing very little business sense and definitely no PR skills. I hope Paolo has better news this afternoon. Pack and Green are decent players but it all leaves a sour taste. Agree that Black has pulled the rug too quick but must have his reasons as he's thrown millions away by not waiting till we were in the championship.[/p][/quote]How can they release funds or make a statement when the take over hasn't been approved by the FA yet? I expect they will make a statement once they get the approval. I don't see what a relationship with a bank has anything to do with it right now, we have no idea who the backers are or if they have funds so this is just propaganda. Not being funny just think we need to wait for the FA approval and then we should hear a lot more.[/p][/quote]The fact that we know nothing is sort of the point - their first act is to sell the family silver down on e-bay. If they were confident that the deal would be ratified then getting a bridging loan or short term revolving facility would be simple. I've been positive all season and will be again later but I've seen enough financing deals to know instinctively that something is a bit iffy clunge_meister
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1:54pm Thu 31 Jan 13

London Red says...

Its not that difficult to understand why we had to sell but can then sign 3 players the next day
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Ritchie was our asset and went for cash - with a large amount up front (see watkins statement) - this will now be sat in STFC bank account!
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That up front fee provdes funds to cover the running costs of the club over the next month (£250k-300k)
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The incoming players are loanees and unlikely at our level demand a fee
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We will only be paying a percentage of their wages
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This combined percentage could be similar to 100% of Ritchies wage + x% of Benson's wage cheltenham are paying (which is over 50% as majority)
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Plus we could be loaning out both Rooney and Cox to free up more wages - so our running costs could be flat to what they were before Ritchie and Benson moved
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Then by the time March comes round the new consortium will be in place and funding of the day to day running will resume
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The real question is why Black suddenly WANTED to stop funding on 31 Jan rather than cover upto 1 extra month after a deal was agreed
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After all he AGREED to this budgeted loss and put us there in the fiorst place!
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Revenues are ahead of busget and wages are under budget - so reality is the agrred loss is actuall smaller than sigend off only 7/8 months ago!
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There is no NEED to as being reported as he made £3m from Betfair share sales this month - couldn't £300k of that been used to keep Ritchie and pay next months wages?
Its not that difficult to understand why we had to sell but can then sign 3 players the next day . Ritchie was our asset and went for cash - with a large amount up front (see watkins statement) - this will now be sat in STFC bank account! . That up front fee provdes funds to cover the running costs of the club over the next month (£250k-300k) . The incoming players are loanees and unlikely at our level demand a fee . We will only be paying a percentage of their wages . This combined percentage could be similar to 100% of Ritchies wage + x% of Benson's wage cheltenham are paying (which is over 50% as majority) . Plus we could be loaning out both Rooney and Cox to free up more wages - so our running costs could be flat to what they were before Ritchie and Benson moved . Then by the time March comes round the new consortium will be in place and funding of the day to day running will resume . The real question is why Black suddenly WANTED to stop funding on 31 Jan rather than cover upto 1 extra month after a deal was agreed . After all he AGREED to this budgeted loss and put us there in the fiorst place! . Revenues are ahead of busget and wages are under budget - so reality is the agrred loss is actuall smaller than sigend off only 7/8 months ago! . There is no NEED to as being reported as he made £3m from Betfair share sales this month - couldn't £300k of that been used to keep Ritchie and pay next months wages? London Red
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1:59pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Swindon1984 says...

London Red wrote:
Its not that difficult to understand why we had to sell but can then sign 3 players the next day . Ritchie was our asset and went for cash - with a large amount up front (see watkins statement) - this will now be sat in STFC bank account! . That up front fee provdes funds to cover the running costs of the club over the next month (£250k-300k) . The incoming players are loanees and unlikely at our level demand a fee . We will only be paying a percentage of their wages . This combined percentage could be similar to 100% of Ritchies wage + x% of Benson's wage cheltenham are paying (which is over 50% as majority) . Plus we could be loaning out both Rooney and Cox to free up more wages - so our running costs could be flat to what they were before Ritchie and Benson moved . Then by the time March comes round the new consortium will be in place and funding of the day to day running will resume . The real question is why Black suddenly WANTED to stop funding on 31 Jan rather than cover upto 1 extra month after a deal was agreed . After all he AGREED to this budgeted loss and put us there in the fiorst place! . Revenues are ahead of busget and wages are under budget - so reality is the agrred loss is actuall smaller than sigend off only 7/8 months ago! . There is no NEED to as being reported as he made £3m from Betfair share sales this month - couldn't £300k of that been used to keep Ritchie and pay next months wages?
As you say, something doesn't add up here. In fact a lot doesn't add up.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Its not that difficult to understand why we had to sell but can then sign 3 players the next day . Ritchie was our asset and went for cash - with a large amount up front (see watkins statement) - this will now be sat in STFC bank account! . That up front fee provdes funds to cover the running costs of the club over the next month (£250k-300k) . The incoming players are loanees and unlikely at our level demand a fee . We will only be paying a percentage of their wages . This combined percentage could be similar to 100% of Ritchies wage + x% of Benson's wage cheltenham are paying (which is over 50% as majority) . Plus we could be loaning out both Rooney and Cox to free up more wages - so our running costs could be flat to what they were before Ritchie and Benson moved . Then by the time March comes round the new consortium will be in place and funding of the day to day running will resume . The real question is why Black suddenly WANTED to stop funding on 31 Jan rather than cover upto 1 extra month after a deal was agreed . After all he AGREED to this budgeted loss and put us there in the fiorst place! . Revenues are ahead of busget and wages are under budget - so reality is the agrred loss is actuall smaller than sigend off only 7/8 months ago! . There is no NEED to as being reported as he made £3m from Betfair share sales this month - couldn't £300k of that been used to keep Ritchie and pay next months wages?[/p][/quote]As you say, something doesn't add up here. In fact a lot doesn't add up. Swindon1984
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2:10pm Thu 31 Jan 13

LeGod says...

MK DONS also chasing Danny Green so i hear
MK DONS also chasing Danny Green so i hear LeGod
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2:20pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Pewsham Red says...

London Red wrote:
Its not that difficult to understand why we had to sell but can then sign 3 players the next day
.
Ritchie was our asset and went for cash - with a large amount up front (see watkins statement) - this will now be sat in STFC bank account!
.
That up front fee provdes funds to cover the running costs of the club over the next month (£250k-300k)
.
The incoming players are loanees and unlikely at our level demand a fee
.
We will only be paying a percentage of their wages
.
This combined percentage could be similar to 100% of Ritchies wage + x% of Benson's wage cheltenham are paying (which is over 50% as majority)
.
Plus we could be loaning out both Rooney and Cox to free up more wages - so our running costs could be flat to what they were before Ritchie and Benson moved
.
Then by the time March comes round the new consortium will be in place and funding of the day to day running will resume
.
The real question is why Black suddenly WANTED to stop funding on 31 Jan rather than cover upto 1 extra month after a deal was agreed
.
After all he AGREED to this budgeted loss and put us there in the fiorst place!
.
Revenues are ahead of busget and wages are under budget - so reality is the agrred loss is actuall smaller than sigend off only 7/8 months ago!
.
There is no NEED to as being reported as he made £3m from Betfair share sales this month - couldn't £300k of that been used to keep Ritchie and pay next months wages?
Are you guessing players in are on loan, as I can't see it suggested anywhere. If, as I suspect, this is an assumption then it kind of blows a hole in your initial argument.

That said, your second point is pretty valid.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Its not that difficult to understand why we had to sell but can then sign 3 players the next day . Ritchie was our asset and went for cash - with a large amount up front (see watkins statement) - this will now be sat in STFC bank account! . That up front fee provdes funds to cover the running costs of the club over the next month (£250k-300k) . The incoming players are loanees and unlikely at our level demand a fee . We will only be paying a percentage of their wages . This combined percentage could be similar to 100% of Ritchies wage + x% of Benson's wage cheltenham are paying (which is over 50% as majority) . Plus we could be loaning out both Rooney and Cox to free up more wages - so our running costs could be flat to what they were before Ritchie and Benson moved . Then by the time March comes round the new consortium will be in place and funding of the day to day running will resume . The real question is why Black suddenly WANTED to stop funding on 31 Jan rather than cover upto 1 extra month after a deal was agreed . After all he AGREED to this budgeted loss and put us there in the fiorst place! . Revenues are ahead of busget and wages are under budget - so reality is the agrred loss is actuall smaller than sigend off only 7/8 months ago! . There is no NEED to as being reported as he made £3m from Betfair share sales this month - couldn't £300k of that been used to keep Ritchie and pay next months wages?[/p][/quote]Are you guessing players in are on loan, as I can't see it suggested anywhere. If, as I suspect, this is an assumption then it kind of blows a hole in your initial argument. That said, your second point is pretty valid. Pewsham Red
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2:30pm Thu 31 Jan 13

themoonraker says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
London Red wrote:
Its not that difficult to understand why we had to sell but can then sign 3 players the next day . Ritchie was our asset and went for cash - with a large amount up front (see watkins statement) - this will now be sat in STFC bank account! . That up front fee provdes funds to cover the running costs of the club over the next month (£250k-300k) . The incoming players are loanees and unlikely at our level demand a fee . We will only be paying a percentage of their wages . This combined percentage could be similar to 100% of Ritchies wage + x% of Benson's wage cheltenham are paying (which is over 50% as majority) . Plus we could be loaning out both Rooney and Cox to free up more wages - so our running costs could be flat to what they were before Ritchie and Benson moved . Then by the time March comes round the new consortium will be in place and funding of the day to day running will resume . The real question is why Black suddenly WANTED to stop funding on 31 Jan rather than cover upto 1 extra month after a deal was agreed . After all he AGREED to this budgeted loss and put us there in the fiorst place! . Revenues are ahead of busget and wages are under budget - so reality is the agrred loss is actuall smaller than sigend off only 7/8 months ago! . There is no NEED to as being reported as he made £3m from Betfair share sales this month - couldn't £300k of that been used to keep Ritchie and pay next months wages?
As you say, something doesn't add up here. In fact a lot doesn't add up.
I think most of us now understand the need for immediate cash.
I just wish we would stop knocking AB, without his (and others) money STFC would be in non-league football at best (no pun intended!)
How he spnds his money is his choice, priorities change for all of us, perhaps other issues in his life are more important than STFC.
We have known for a while that he was
wanting out. maybe he needs the money from his Betfair share sale for other things more important to him.
We should be thanking him for indulging PDC and JW and allowing us to enjoy the ride.
I believe a big thank you is in order instead of the sniping and bad-mouthing that is creeping into some posters comments
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Its not that difficult to understand why we had to sell but can then sign 3 players the next day . Ritchie was our asset and went for cash - with a large amount up front (see watkins statement) - this will now be sat in STFC bank account! . That up front fee provdes funds to cover the running costs of the club over the next month (£250k-300k) . The incoming players are loanees and unlikely at our level demand a fee . We will only be paying a percentage of their wages . This combined percentage could be similar to 100% of Ritchies wage + x% of Benson's wage cheltenham are paying (which is over 50% as majority) . Plus we could be loaning out both Rooney and Cox to free up more wages - so our running costs could be flat to what they were before Ritchie and Benson moved . Then by the time March comes round the new consortium will be in place and funding of the day to day running will resume . The real question is why Black suddenly WANTED to stop funding on 31 Jan rather than cover upto 1 extra month after a deal was agreed . After all he AGREED to this budgeted loss and put us there in the fiorst place! . Revenues are ahead of busget and wages are under budget - so reality is the agrred loss is actuall smaller than sigend off only 7/8 months ago! . There is no NEED to as being reported as he made £3m from Betfair share sales this month - couldn't £300k of that been used to keep Ritchie and pay next months wages?[/p][/quote]As you say, something doesn't add up here. In fact a lot doesn't add up.[/p][/quote]I think most of us now understand the need for immediate cash. I just wish we would stop knocking AB, without his (and others) money STFC would be in non-league football at best (no pun intended!) How he spnds his money is his choice, priorities change for all of us, perhaps other issues in his life are more important than STFC. We have known for a while that he was wanting out. maybe he needs the money from his Betfair share sale for other things more important to him. We should be thanking him for indulging PDC and JW and allowing us to enjoy the ride. I believe a big thank you is in order instead of the sniping and bad-mouthing that is creeping into some posters comments themoonraker
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2:31pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Wilesy says...

Suppose on the positive side the club has gained £xmillion from money it owes that has been written off.

And if we lose Hollands Bostock Ritchie Benson Rooney Risser and get in Madine Martin Green and Pack all is not lost.
Suppose on the positive side the club has gained £xmillion from money it owes that has been written off. And if we lose Hollands Bostock Ritchie Benson Rooney Risser and get in Madine Martin Green and Pack all is not lost. Wilesy
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2:35pm Thu 31 Jan 13

avo says...

Lets hope the assembled reps from sky and the bbc get things right this time around eh??
Lets hope the assembled reps from sky and the bbc get things right this time around eh?? avo
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2:36pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Hoverish says...

Bit of a sideways move at best for Ritchie - shame all round really.
Bit of a sideways move at best for Ritchie - shame all round really. Hoverish
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2:41pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Pewsham Red says...

themoonraker wrote:
Swindon1984 wrote:
London Red wrote:
Its not that difficult to understand why we had to sell but can then sign 3 players the next day . Ritchie was our asset and went for cash - with a large amount up front (see watkins statement) - this will now be sat in STFC bank account! . That up front fee provdes funds to cover the running costs of the club over the next month (£250k-300k) . The incoming players are loanees and unlikely at our level demand a fee . We will only be paying a percentage of their wages . This combined percentage could be similar to 100% of Ritchies wage + x% of Benson's wage cheltenham are paying (which is over 50% as majority) . Plus we could be loaning out both Rooney and Cox to free up more wages - so our running costs could be flat to what they were before Ritchie and Benson moved . Then by the time March comes round the new consortium will be in place and funding of the day to day running will resume . The real question is why Black suddenly WANTED to stop funding on 31 Jan rather than cover upto 1 extra month after a deal was agreed . After all he AGREED to this budgeted loss and put us there in the fiorst place! . Revenues are ahead of busget and wages are under budget - so reality is the agrred loss is actuall smaller than sigend off only 7/8 months ago! . There is no NEED to as being reported as he made £3m from Betfair share sales this month - couldn't £300k of that been used to keep Ritchie and pay next months wages?
As you say, something doesn't add up here. In fact a lot doesn't add up.
I think most of us now understand the need for immediate cash.
I just wish we would stop knocking AB, without his (and others) money STFC would be in non-league football at best (no pun intended!)
How he spnds his money is his choice, priorities change for all of us, perhaps other issues in his life are more important than STFC.
We have known for a while that he was
wanting out. maybe he needs the money from his Betfair share sale for other things more important to him.
We should be thanking him for indulging PDC and JW and allowing us to enjoy the ride.
I believe a big thank you is in order instead of the sniping and bad-mouthing that is creeping into some posters comments
I am not sure anyone is being too critical, it is just we are not sure of the urgency and the thinking.

My point was why sell Ritchie at less than half his value for a shortfall of a few days while the FL do their, no doubt, thorough checks.

For a few hundred grand we could have sold Ritchie is summer for closer to £1m. Black could have been reimbursed from this or from funds from new consortium when they take over.
[quote][p][bold]themoonraker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Its not that difficult to understand why we had to sell but can then sign 3 players the next day . Ritchie was our asset and went for cash - with a large amount up front (see watkins statement) - this will now be sat in STFC bank account! . That up front fee provdes funds to cover the running costs of the club over the next month (£250k-300k) . The incoming players are loanees and unlikely at our level demand a fee . We will only be paying a percentage of their wages . This combined percentage could be similar to 100% of Ritchies wage + x% of Benson's wage cheltenham are paying (which is over 50% as majority) . Plus we could be loaning out both Rooney and Cox to free up more wages - so our running costs could be flat to what they were before Ritchie and Benson moved . Then by the time March comes round the new consortium will be in place and funding of the day to day running will resume . The real question is why Black suddenly WANTED to stop funding on 31 Jan rather than cover upto 1 extra month after a deal was agreed . After all he AGREED to this budgeted loss and put us there in the fiorst place! . Revenues are ahead of busget and wages are under budget - so reality is the agrred loss is actuall smaller than sigend off only 7/8 months ago! . There is no NEED to as being reported as he made £3m from Betfair share sales this month - couldn't £300k of that been used to keep Ritchie and pay next months wages?[/p][/quote]As you say, something doesn't add up here. In fact a lot doesn't add up.[/p][/quote]I think most of us now understand the need for immediate cash. I just wish we would stop knocking AB, without his (and others) money STFC would be in non-league football at best (no pun intended!) How he spnds his money is his choice, priorities change for all of us, perhaps other issues in his life are more important than STFC. We have known for a while that he was wanting out. maybe he needs the money from his Betfair share sale for other things more important to him. We should be thanking him for indulging PDC and JW and allowing us to enjoy the ride. I believe a big thank you is in order instead of the sniping and bad-mouthing that is creeping into some posters comments[/p][/quote]I am not sure anyone is being too critical, it is just we are not sure of the urgency and the thinking. My point was why sell Ritchie at less than half his value for a shortfall of a few days while the FL do their, no doubt, thorough checks. For a few hundred grand we could have sold Ritchie is summer for closer to £1m. Black could have been reimbursed from this or from funds from new consortium when they take over. Pewsham Red
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2:41pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Pewsham Red says...

themoonraker wrote:
Swindon1984 wrote:
London Red wrote:
Its not that difficult to understand why we had to sell but can then sign 3 players the next day . Ritchie was our asset and went for cash - with a large amount up front (see watkins statement) - this will now be sat in STFC bank account! . That up front fee provdes funds to cover the running costs of the club over the next month (£250k-300k) . The incoming players are loanees and unlikely at our level demand a fee . We will only be paying a percentage of their wages . This combined percentage could be similar to 100% of Ritchies wage + x% of Benson's wage cheltenham are paying (which is over 50% as majority) . Plus we could be loaning out both Rooney and Cox to free up more wages - so our running costs could be flat to what they were before Ritchie and Benson moved . Then by the time March comes round the new consortium will be in place and funding of the day to day running will resume . The real question is why Black suddenly WANTED to stop funding on 31 Jan rather than cover upto 1 extra month after a deal was agreed . After all he AGREED to this budgeted loss and put us there in the fiorst place! . Revenues are ahead of busget and wages are under budget - so reality is the agrred loss is actuall smaller than sigend off only 7/8 months ago! . There is no NEED to as being reported as he made £3m from Betfair share sales this month - couldn't £300k of that been used to keep Ritchie and pay next months wages?
As you say, something doesn't add up here. In fact a lot doesn't add up.
I think most of us now understand the need for immediate cash.
I just wish we would stop knocking AB, without his (and others) money STFC would be in non-league football at best (no pun intended!)
How he spnds his money is his choice, priorities change for all of us, perhaps other issues in his life are more important than STFC.
We have known for a while that he was
wanting out. maybe he needs the money from his Betfair share sale for other things more important to him.
We should be thanking him for indulging PDC and JW and allowing us to enjoy the ride.
I believe a big thank you is in order instead of the sniping and bad-mouthing that is creeping into some posters comments
I am not sure anyone is being too critical, it is just we are not sure of the urgency and the thinking.

My point was why sell Ritchie at less than half his value for a shortfall of a few days while the FL do their, no doubt, thorough checks.

For a few hundred grand we could have sold Ritchie is summer for closer to £1m. Black could have been reimbursed from this or from funds from new consortium when they take over.
[quote][p][bold]themoonraker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Its not that difficult to understand why we had to sell but can then sign 3 players the next day . Ritchie was our asset and went for cash - with a large amount up front (see watkins statement) - this will now be sat in STFC bank account! . That up front fee provdes funds to cover the running costs of the club over the next month (£250k-300k) . The incoming players are loanees and unlikely at our level demand a fee . We will only be paying a percentage of their wages . This combined percentage could be similar to 100% of Ritchies wage + x% of Benson's wage cheltenham are paying (which is over 50% as majority) . Plus we could be loaning out both Rooney and Cox to free up more wages - so our running costs could be flat to what they were before Ritchie and Benson moved . Then by the time March comes round the new consortium will be in place and funding of the day to day running will resume . The real question is why Black suddenly WANTED to stop funding on 31 Jan rather than cover upto 1 extra month after a deal was agreed . After all he AGREED to this budgeted loss and put us there in the fiorst place! . Revenues are ahead of busget and wages are under budget - so reality is the agrred loss is actuall smaller than sigend off only 7/8 months ago! . There is no NEED to as being reported as he made £3m from Betfair share sales this month - couldn't £300k of that been used to keep Ritchie and pay next months wages?[/p][/quote]As you say, something doesn't add up here. In fact a lot doesn't add up.[/p][/quote]I think most of us now understand the need for immediate cash. I just wish we would stop knocking AB, without his (and others) money STFC would be in non-league football at best (no pun intended!) How he spnds his money is his choice, priorities change for all of us, perhaps other issues in his life are more important than STFC. We have known for a while that he was wanting out. maybe he needs the money from his Betfair share sale for other things more important to him. We should be thanking him for indulging PDC and JW and allowing us to enjoy the ride. I believe a big thank you is in order instead of the sniping and bad-mouthing that is creeping into some posters comments[/p][/quote]I am not sure anyone is being too critical, it is just we are not sure of the urgency and the thinking. My point was why sell Ritchie at less than half his value for a shortfall of a few days while the FL do their, no doubt, thorough checks. For a few hundred grand we could have sold Ritchie is summer for closer to £1m. Black could have been reimbursed from this or from funds from new consortium when they take over. Pewsham Red
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2:42pm Thu 31 Jan 13

London Red says...

Pewsham - suggest you get your glasses out - it clearly says all over this page they will be loans - usually under a big red header!
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11:10am
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ADVER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: "Details hazy regarding Pack-Rooney deal. Reports in Cheltenham suggest a fee could change hands, I'm led to believe only loans today, though."
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11:05am
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The Advertiser also understands Town are looking at bringing Charlton's Danny Green to the County Ground on loan as a replacement for the departed Matt Ritchie
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11:05am
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The Advertiser understands Chris Martin's loan spell will be extended today.
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10:17am
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The Advertiser understands funds are now available to manager Paolo Di Canio to add to his squad, with any deals expected to be loans
Pewsham - suggest you get your glasses out - it clearly says all over this page they will be loans - usually under a big red header! . 11:10am . ADVER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: "Details hazy regarding Pack-Rooney deal. Reports in Cheltenham suggest a fee could change hands, I'm led to believe only loans today, though." . 11:05am . The Advertiser also understands Town are looking at bringing Charlton's Danny Green to the County Ground on loan as a replacement for the departed Matt Ritchie . 11:05am . The Advertiser understands Chris Martin's loan spell will be extended today. . 10:17am . The Advertiser understands funds are now available to manager Paolo Di Canio to add to his squad, with any deals expected to be loans London Red
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2:48pm Thu 31 Jan 13

LeGod says...

so osunds like Ritchie was sold behind by Paolos back hmm - i fear the worst they have done that and think it will go down badly with Paolo.
so osunds like Ritchie was sold behind by Paolos back hmm - i fear the worst they have done that and think it will go down badly with Paolo. LeGod
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2:48pm Thu 31 Jan 13

ds-red says...

stay positive paolo
we can still go up
players come and go im here for life
stay positive paolo we can still go up players come and go im here for life ds-red
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2:49pm Thu 31 Jan 13

themoonraker says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
themoonraker wrote:
Swindon1984 wrote:
London Red wrote:
Its not that difficult to understand why we had to sell but can then sign 3 players the next day . Ritchie was our asset and went for cash - with a large amount up front (see watkins statement) - this will now be sat in STFC bank account! . That up front fee provdes funds to cover the running costs of the club over the next month (£250k-300k) . The incoming players are loanees and unlikely at our level demand a fee . We will only be paying a percentage of their wages . This combined percentage could be similar to 100% of Ritchies wage + x% of Benson's wage cheltenham are paying (which is over 50% as majority) . Plus we could be loaning out both Rooney and Cox to free up more wages - so our running costs could be flat to what they were before Ritchie and Benson moved . Then by the time March comes round the new consortium will be in place and funding of the day to day running will resume . The real question is why Black suddenly WANTED to stop funding on 31 Jan rather than cover upto 1 extra month after a deal was agreed . After all he AGREED to this budgeted loss and put us there in the fiorst place! . Revenues are ahead of busget and wages are under budget - so reality is the agrred loss is actuall smaller than sigend off only 7/8 months ago! . There is no NEED to as being reported as he made £3m from Betfair share sales this month - couldn't £300k of that been used to keep Ritchie and pay next months wages?
As you say, something doesn't add up here. In fact a lot doesn't add up.
I think most of us now understand the need for immediate cash.
I just wish we would stop knocking AB, without his (and others) money STFC would be in non-league football at best (no pun intended!)
How he spnds his money is his choice, priorities change for all of us, perhaps other issues in his life are more important than STFC.
We have known for a while that he was
wanting out. maybe he needs the money from his Betfair share sale for other things more important to him.
We should be thanking him for indulging PDC and JW and allowing us to enjoy the ride.
I believe a big thank you is in order instead of the sniping and bad-mouthing that is creeping into some posters comments
I am not sure anyone is being too critical, it is just we are not sure of the urgency and the thinking.

My point was why sell Ritchie at less than half his value for a shortfall of a few days while the FL do their, no doubt, thorough checks.

For a few hundred grand we could have sold Ritchie is summer for closer to £1m. Black could have been reimbursed from this or from funds from new consortium when they take over.
.......perhaps he needs his''few hundred grand' for something that is more important to him???
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]themoonraker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Its not that difficult to understand why we had to sell but can then sign 3 players the next day . Ritchie was our asset and went for cash - with a large amount up front (see watkins statement) - this will now be sat in STFC bank account! . That up front fee provdes funds to cover the running costs of the club over the next month (£250k-300k) . The incoming players are loanees and unlikely at our level demand a fee . We will only be paying a percentage of their wages . This combined percentage could be similar to 100% of Ritchies wage + x% of Benson's wage cheltenham are paying (which is over 50% as majority) . Plus we could be loaning out both Rooney and Cox to free up more wages - so our running costs could be flat to what they were before Ritchie and Benson moved . Then by the time March comes round the new consortium will be in place and funding of the day to day running will resume . The real question is why Black suddenly WANTED to stop funding on 31 Jan rather than cover upto 1 extra month after a deal was agreed . After all he AGREED to this budgeted loss and put us there in the fiorst place! . Revenues are ahead of busget and wages are under budget - so reality is the agrred loss is actuall smaller than sigend off only 7/8 months ago! . There is no NEED to as being reported as he made £3m from Betfair share sales this month - couldn't £300k of that been used to keep Ritchie and pay next months wages?[/p][/quote]As you say, something doesn't add up here. In fact a lot doesn't add up.[/p][/quote]I think most of us now understand the need for immediate cash. I just wish we would stop knocking AB, without his (and others) money STFC would be in non-league football at best (no pun intended!) How he spnds his money is his choice, priorities change for all of us, perhaps other issues in his life are more important than STFC. We have known for a while that he was wanting out. maybe he needs the money from his Betfair share sale for other things more important to him. We should be thanking him for indulging PDC and JW and allowing us to enjoy the ride. I believe a big thank you is in order instead of the sniping and bad-mouthing that is creeping into some posters comments[/p][/quote]I am not sure anyone is being too critical, it is just we are not sure of the urgency and the thinking. My point was why sell Ritchie at less than half his value for a shortfall of a few days while the FL do their, no doubt, thorough checks. For a few hundred grand we could have sold Ritchie is summer for closer to £1m. Black could have been reimbursed from this or from funds from new consortium when they take over.[/p][/quote].......perhaps he needs his''few hundred grand' for something that is more important to him??? themoonraker
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2:49pm Thu 31 Jan 13

wiki27 says...

Tuned in to the radio to BBC Wiltshire to listen live to Paolo and guess what...the line has gone down from the CG! Unbelievable? Nope...typical.....
Tuned in to the radio to BBC Wiltshire to listen live to Paolo and guess what...the line has gone down from the CG! Unbelievable? Nope...typical..... wiki27
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2:51pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Davidsyrett says...

London Red wrote:
Its not that difficult to understand why we had to sell but can then sign 3 players the next day
.
Ritchie was our asset and went for cash - with a large amount up front (see watkins statement) - this will now be sat in STFC bank account!
.
That up front fee provdes funds to cover the running costs of the club over the next month (£250k-300k)
.
The incoming players are loanees and unlikely at our level demand a fee
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We will only be paying a percentage of their wages
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This combined percentage could be similar to 100% of Ritchies wage + x% of Benson's wage cheltenham are paying (which is over 50% as majority)
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Plus we could be loaning out both Rooney and Cox to free up more wages - so our running costs could be flat to what they were before Ritchie and Benson moved
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Then by the time March comes round the new consortium will be in place and funding of the day to day running will resume
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The real question is why Black suddenly WANTED to stop funding on 31 Jan rather than cover upto 1 extra month after a deal was agreed
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After all he AGREED to this budgeted loss and put us there in the fiorst place!
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Revenues are ahead of busget and wages are under budget - so reality is the agrred loss is actuall smaller than sigend off only 7/8 months ago!
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There is no NEED to as being reported as he made £3m from Betfair share sales this month - couldn't £300k of that been used to keep Ritchie and pay next months wages?
LR, AB decided to stop pumping money into the club on Jan 31st. Strange that you as an accountant find it hard to believe why he would have put another £300K into the club after deciding to write of nearly £10M of investment/loans to the club, Would you? The man has lost millions over the past few years, you have to draw the line somewhere, if the sale of Ritchie keeps this club out of administration then that's fine for me. The reason why loan signings can come in is because we do not have to pay their wages until the end of next month, hence giving the new board a chance to sort out the funds. They are hardly going to put money into the club until the takeover has been sanctioned by the FA, what happens if they don't get clearance??
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Its not that difficult to understand why we had to sell but can then sign 3 players the next day . Ritchie was our asset and went for cash - with a large amount up front (see watkins statement) - this will now be sat in STFC bank account! . That up front fee provdes funds to cover the running costs of the club over the next month (£250k-300k) . The incoming players are loanees and unlikely at our level demand a fee . We will only be paying a percentage of their wages . This combined percentage could be similar to 100% of Ritchies wage + x% of Benson's wage cheltenham are paying (which is over 50% as majority) . Plus we could be loaning out both Rooney and Cox to free up more wages - so our running costs could be flat to what they were before Ritchie and Benson moved . Then by the time March comes round the new consortium will be in place and funding of the day to day running will resume . The real question is why Black suddenly WANTED to stop funding on 31 Jan rather than cover upto 1 extra month after a deal was agreed . After all he AGREED to this budgeted loss and put us there in the fiorst place! . Revenues are ahead of busget and wages are under budget - so reality is the agrred loss is actuall smaller than sigend off only 7/8 months ago! . There is no NEED to as being reported as he made £3m from Betfair share sales this month - couldn't £300k of that been used to keep Ritchie and pay next months wages?[/p][/quote]LR, AB decided to stop pumping money into the club on Jan 31st. Strange that you as an accountant find it hard to believe why he would have put another £300K into the club after deciding to write of nearly £10M of investment/loans to the club, Would you? The man has lost millions over the past few years, you have to draw the line somewhere, if the sale of Ritchie keeps this club out of administration then that's fine for me. The reason why loan signings can come in is because we do not have to pay their wages until the end of next month, hence giving the new board a chance to sort out the funds. They are hardly going to put money into the club until the takeover has been sanctioned by the FA, what happens if they don't get clearance?? Davidsyrett
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2:55pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

LeGod wrote:
so osunds like Ritchie was sold behind by Paolos back hmm - i fear the worst they have done that and think it will go down badly with Paolo.
That may be so, but why has he chosen to buy a house in Fareham and not nearer Swindon if he was so happy here. Bournemouth and Howe individually have been chasing him for a while, so Mondays fax must have been music to their ears. Just wonder how much influence his agent had, speaking to B'muff and to STFC getting things moving along.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: so osunds like Ritchie was sold behind by Paolos back hmm - i fear the worst they have done that and think it will go down badly with Paolo.[/p][/quote]That may be so, but why has he chosen to buy a house in Fareham and not nearer Swindon if he was so happy here. Bournemouth and Howe individually have been chasing him for a while, so Mondays fax must have been music to their ears. Just wonder how much influence his agent had, speaking to B'muff and to STFC getting things moving along. the wizard
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2:58pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Davidsyrett says...

PdC seems very positive, sit back all and enjoy the ride!!
PdC seems very positive, sit back all and enjoy the ride!! Davidsyrett
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2:58pm Thu 31 Jan 13

old town robin says...

Leo Sayers Leather Trousers wrote:
Marlon Pack..........would be a great signing. One of if not the best player in L2
was a good mate of Matt when they were both at Pompey, shame they won't get the chance to play together again in the red shirt (if he arrives), If we sign another mid-fielder does that mean Danny Holland won't be returning, hope he will,m after the Doncaster own goal, he really settled in and for me has shown a very good understanding with Simon Ferry.
[quote][p][bold]Leo Sayers Leather Trousers[/bold] wrote: Marlon Pack..........would be a great signing. One of if not the best player in L2[/p][/quote]was a good mate of Matt when they were both at Pompey, shame they won't get the chance to play together again in the red shirt (if he arrives), If we sign another mid-fielder does that mean Danny Holland won't be returning, hope he will,m after the Doncaster own goal, he really settled in and for me has shown a very good understanding with Simon Ferry. old town robin
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3:00pm Thu 31 Jan 13

LeGod says...

Fareham isnt that far from Bournemouth approx 35-40 miles but anyway we have to look forward from today on and the main thing is Paolo is still here.
Players will come and go and as much as i'm hacked off about Ritchie going we have to look forward now and i think i've dwelled on it enough.
Fareham isnt that far from Bournemouth approx 35-40 miles but anyway we have to look forward from today on and the main thing is Paolo is still here. Players will come and go and as much as i'm hacked off about Ritchie going we have to look forward now and i think i've dwelled on it enough. LeGod
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3:03pm Thu 31 Jan 13

jillyh says...

LeGod wrote:
so osunds like Ritchie was sold behind by Paolos back hmm - i fear the worst they have done that and think it will go down badly with Paolo.
So do I LeGod and if that is the case then I know one person who will not renew their season ticket (my husband) and that means me as well.

Memories are short - I remember them rueing the sale of GG saying, looking back they would not have sold. Shame JW is not there to remind them.

Please stay Paolo.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: so osunds like Ritchie was sold behind by Paolos back hmm - i fear the worst they have done that and think it will go down badly with Paolo.[/p][/quote]So do I LeGod and if that is the case then I know one person who will not renew their season ticket (my husband) and that means me as well. Memories are short - I remember them rueing the sale of GG saying, looking back they would not have sold. Shame JW is not there to remind them. Please stay Paolo. jillyh
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3:03pm Thu 31 Jan 13

old town robin says...

tally38 wrote:
watch this space bournmouth in play off finals at wembley who will score the winner dick heads
Just remember Matt is a Jonah, every club he plays for ends up in the scheite.
Give it two years and you'll be fire selling when the Ruskie takes his money out.
[quote][p][bold]tally38[/bold] wrote: watch this space bournmouth in play off finals at wembley who will score the winner dick heads[/p][/quote]Just remember Matt is a Jonah, every club he plays for ends up in the scheite. Give it two years and you'll be fire selling when the Ruskie takes his money out. old town robin
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3:07pm Thu 31 Jan 13

madterrier says...

We cannot have any criticism of Andrew Black. Although we still await the details of the takeover, it is likely that he has put in/lost a lot of money in the club, while being the least football-focused member of the original consortium.

We can be disappointed with the timing. Had he been willing to put another £200,000 or whatever it is into the club for February until the new owners took over, then the club would not have been forced to sell Ritchie at a knockdown price. But as David Syrett says, you have to draw the line somewhere.

Even if AB had funded Swindon for another month, and we kept Ritchie, how would he have got that extra £200,000 back at a later date? The assumption is that Ritchie might be worth another £800,000 in the summer, but how do you legally bind the new owners to force him to sell him? Clubs would still know that we would be a forced seller. And how would you structure the club's finances in a takeover to ring-fence future, estimated proceeds from a summer sale of Ritchie to be returned to Black?

It's not as easy as it sounds. And it wouldn't have been fair on Ritchie either. The club has a bank account, and as it lives hand-to-mouth, it's probably as empty as Patey's charm offensive. In all probability, Black would never have seen his money again.

It's sad, but on reflection, inevitable. Until football in this country is restructured and administered so that it is run sustainably, STARTING AT THE TOP WITH THOSE TOSSERS IN THE PL, this situation will keep on happening time and time and time again to the other 80-odd 'smaller' clubs. But I'm not holding my breath. The football administrators in this country couldn't organise their way out of a wet paper bag.
We cannot have any criticism of Andrew Black. Although we still await the details of the takeover, it is likely that he has put in/lost a lot of money in the club, while being the least football-focused member of the original consortium. We can be disappointed with the timing. Had he been willing to put another £200,000 or whatever it is into the club for February until the new owners took over, then the club would not have been forced to sell Ritchie at a knockdown price. But as David Syrett says, you have to draw the line somewhere. Even if AB had funded Swindon for another month, and we kept Ritchie, how would he have got that extra £200,000 back at a later date? The assumption is that Ritchie might be worth another £800,000 in the summer, but how do you legally bind the new owners to force him to sell him? Clubs would still know that we would be a forced seller. And how would you structure the club's finances in a takeover to ring-fence future, estimated proceeds from a summer sale of Ritchie to be returned to Black? It's not as easy as it sounds. And it wouldn't have been fair on Ritchie either. The club has a bank account, and as it lives hand-to-mouth, it's probably as empty as Patey's charm offensive. In all probability, Black would never have seen his money again. It's sad, but on reflection, inevitable. Until football in this country is restructured and administered so that it is run sustainably, STARTING AT THE TOP WITH THOSE TOSSERS IN THE PL, this situation will keep on happening time and time and time again to the other 80-odd 'smaller' clubs. But I'm not holding my breath. The football administrators in this country couldn't organise their way out of a wet paper bag. madterrier
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3:11pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

My glass is still half full.

News of possible players comming in with no one going out (well, not main squad players), Paolo still here and upbeat.

And only 8hrs of torment to go.

Sad that Ritchie has gone, but totally understand why. If we can get Danny Green to the club, he will be more than a replacement for Matt.

No, at the moment the best news is that Paolo Is still here and so is FODDERS. He would be more of a loss that Matt.

Stability and a sense of upward momentum needed now.
My glass is still half full. News of possible players comming in with no one going out (well, not main squad players), Paolo still here and upbeat. And only 8hrs of torment to go. Sad that Ritchie has gone, but totally understand why. If we can get Danny Green to the club, he will be more than a replacement for Matt. No, at the moment the best news is that Paolo Is still here and so is FODDERS. He would be more of a loss that Matt. Stability and a sense of upward momentum needed now. Rebel_phish
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3:17pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Davidsyrett says...

AB was spending £3M a year to keep our heads above water, to cover that cost we would have to have an extra 5200 (all paying full price!!) on every home gate this season, not exactly going to happen.

We have lived above our means for the past 18mths, and it was unsustainable, something had to give, and frankly if by selling Ritchie we can balance the books & move on then I think we have come out of this pretty lightly.

Lets not kid ourselves, we would have not been 3rd in the division 1 had it not be for the large sums of money invested by AB.
AB was spending £3M a year to keep our heads above water, to cover that cost we would have to have an extra 5200 (all paying full price!!) on every home gate this season, not exactly going to happen. We have lived above our means for the past 18mths, and it was unsustainable, something had to give, and frankly if by selling Ritchie we can balance the books & move on then I think we have come out of this pretty lightly. Lets not kid ourselves, we would have not been 3rd in the division 1 had it not be for the large sums of money invested by AB. Davidsyrett
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3:19pm Thu 31 Jan 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

On my way back from France and will be at Crawley singing my heart out for my Club.

Paolo is still here so not as bad as was being spouted on here last night.

Another bumpy ride for sure but STFC we will never die.

"Paolo Di Canio"
On my way back from France and will be at Crawley singing my heart out for my Club. Paolo is still here so not as bad as was being spouted on here last night. Another bumpy ride for sure but STFC we will never die. "Paolo Di Canio" TheDukeOfBanbury
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3:24pm Thu 31 Jan 13

stigger says...

I have been pro PDC for his reign as manager but have been critical at times of man management and thought some people could only see him through rose tinted spectacles. I now think they may have been right all along!! If he'd walked today i would've understood but what has he done he has re-iterated his commitment to the fans, his players (says they were his first thought) and said we can still challenge at the top. He has been calm and considered when surely all instincts for this fiery man must have been to go mental, i now believe that he can become a top manager and hope we get to keep him for as long as possible. Would not be surprised if he were snapped up in summer and i would not begrudge him that but also think he wants to achieve the 'plan' first. Others may have come and gone but he seems set on achieving what he set out to do. COYR!
I have been pro PDC for his reign as manager but have been critical at times of man management and thought some people could only see him through rose tinted spectacles. I now think they may have been right all along!! If he'd walked today i would've understood but what has he done he has re-iterated his commitment to the fans, his players (says they were his first thought) and said we can still challenge at the top. He has been calm and considered when surely all instincts for this fiery man must have been to go mental, i now believe that he can become a top manager and hope we get to keep him for as long as possible. Would not be surprised if he were snapped up in summer and i would not begrudge him that but also think he wants to achieve the 'plan' first. Others may have come and gone but he seems set on achieving what he set out to do. COYR! stigger
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3:24pm Thu 31 Jan 13

BillyLucas4me says...

Breaking News for Sat:-
Hat-trick for Ritchies' replacement
Breaking News for Sat:- Hat-trick for Ritchies' replacement BillyLucas4me
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3:31pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

PDC is here, we have a club, we are not in administration, we have only lost 1 player (2 if you count the excellent DH) albeit one of our best players to one of our highest rivals, but after all that we are still 3rd in the league with a great manager and a very good squad, would like to see a midfielder.... PDC has to be a bit better with his signing and not waste so much cash monies...

Oh did I mention PDC is still here.
PDC is here, we have a club, we are not in administration, we have only lost 1 player (2 if you count the excellent DH) albeit one of our best players to one of our highest rivals, but after all that we are still 3rd in the league with a great manager and a very good squad, would like to see a midfielder.... PDC has to be a bit better with his signing and not waste so much cash monies... Oh did I mention PDC is still here. Is that you Lovesey
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3:34pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Always red says...

PDC will leave in the summer this is obvious. I hope we get promoted this year or I can see a slippery slope back to league 2 .The next few weeks will have a massive impact on this clubs future praying we can keep our form going to take us over the line
PDC will leave in the summer this is obvious. I hope we get promoted this year or I can see a slippery slope back to league 2 .The next few weeks will have a massive impact on this clubs future praying we can keep our form going to take us over the line Always red
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3:35pm Thu 31 Jan 13

London Red says...

I do understand you have to draw a line - but shouldn't that be upon completetion of the sale?
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Contracts have been signed after all!
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Lets not forget AB has not left STFC completely he has only sold the majority of his 98% holdings - that means he will still benefit in the future from any profits realised - which will NOT be in L1!
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If selling Ritchie blows promotion he may never see a return if PdC leaves and is then followed by others in the summer - lots are here because of him and lots will go if he does
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We had missed chances before remember 2003? it took until 2009 to recover from that going via L2!
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Its now 2013 so 3 years since our last shot - going via L2 AGAIN
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I hope this decision doesn't mean we have to wait until 2016 or 2019 for another shot at promotion back to the Championship and another trip to L2 all over one months (PRE AGREED) funding!
I do understand you have to draw a line - but shouldn't that be upon completetion of the sale? . Contracts have been signed after all! . Lets not forget AB has not left STFC completely he has only sold the majority of his 98% holdings - that means he will still benefit in the future from any profits realised - which will NOT be in L1! . If selling Ritchie blows promotion he may never see a return if PdC leaves and is then followed by others in the summer - lots are here because of him and lots will go if he does . We had missed chances before remember 2003? it took until 2009 to recover from that going via L2! . Its now 2013 so 3 years since our last shot - going via L2 AGAIN . I hope this decision doesn't mean we have to wait until 2016 or 2019 for another shot at promotion back to the Championship and another trip to L2 all over one months (PRE AGREED) funding! London Red
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3:35pm Thu 31 Jan 13

MITTED says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
themoonraker wrote:
Swindon1984 wrote:
London Red wrote:
Its not that difficult to understand why we had to sell but can then sign 3 players the next day . Ritchie was our asset and went for cash - with a large amount up front (see watkins statement) - this will now be sat in STFC bank account! . That up front fee provdes funds to cover the running costs of the club over the next month (£250k-300k) . The incoming players are loanees and unlikely at our level demand a fee . We will only be paying a percentage of their wages . This combined percentage could be similar to 100% of Ritchies wage + x% of Benson's wage cheltenham are paying (which is over 50% as majority) . Plus we could be loaning out both Rooney and Cox to free up more wages - so our running costs could be flat to what they were before Ritchie and Benson moved . Then by the time March comes round the new consortium will be in place and funding of the day to day running will resume . The real question is why Black suddenly WANTED to stop funding on 31 Jan rather than cover upto 1 extra month after a deal was agreed . After all he AGREED to this budgeted loss and put us there in the fiorst place! . Revenues are ahead of busget and wages are under budget - so reality is the agrred loss is actuall smaller than sigend off only 7/8 months ago! . There is no NEED to as being reported as he made £3m from Betfair share sales this month - couldn't £300k of that been used to keep Ritchie and pay next months wages?
As you say, something doesn't add up here. In fact a lot doesn't add up.
I think most of us now understand the need for immediate cash.
I just wish we would stop knocking AB, without his (and others) money STFC would be in non-league football at best (no pun intended!)
How he spnds his money is his choice, priorities change for all of us, perhaps other issues in his life are more important than STFC.
We have known for a while that he was
wanting out. maybe he needs the money from his Betfair share sale for other things more important to him.
We should be thanking him for indulging PDC and JW and allowing us to enjoy the ride.
I believe a big thank you is in order instead of the sniping and bad-mouthing that is creeping into some posters comments
I am not sure anyone is being too critical, it is just we are not sure of the urgency and the thinking.

My point was why sell Ritchie at less than half his value for a shortfall of a few days while the FL do their, no doubt, thorough checks.

For a few hundred grand we could have sold Ritchie is summer for closer to £1m. Black could have been reimbursed from this or from funds from new consortium when they take over.
Watkins said that bormuff paid cash up front, which was more than what they offered in the £900k bid last year, that was made up of less cash and lots of if, buts and maybes.

Still angry that this was allowed to happen.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]themoonraker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Its not that difficult to understand why we had to sell but can then sign 3 players the next day . Ritchie was our asset and went for cash - with a large amount up front (see watkins statement) - this will now be sat in STFC bank account! . That up front fee provdes funds to cover the running costs of the club over the next month (£250k-300k) . The incoming players are loanees and unlikely at our level demand a fee . We will only be paying a percentage of their wages . This combined percentage could be similar to 100% of Ritchies wage + x% of Benson's wage cheltenham are paying (which is over 50% as majority) . Plus we could be loaning out both Rooney and Cox to free up more wages - so our running costs could be flat to what they were before Ritchie and Benson moved . Then by the time March comes round the new consortium will be in place and funding of the day to day running will resume . The real question is why Black suddenly WANTED to stop funding on 31 Jan rather than cover upto 1 extra month after a deal was agreed . After all he AGREED to this budgeted loss and put us there in the fiorst place! . Revenues are ahead of busget and wages are under budget - so reality is the agrred loss is actuall smaller than sigend off only 7/8 months ago! . There is no NEED to as being reported as he made £3m from Betfair share sales this month - couldn't £300k of that been used to keep Ritchie and pay next months wages?[/p][/quote]As you say, something doesn't add up here. In fact a lot doesn't add up.[/p][/quote]I think most of us now understand the need for immediate cash. I just wish we would stop knocking AB, without his (and others) money STFC would be in non-league football at best (no pun intended!) How he spnds his money is his choice, priorities change for all of us, perhaps other issues in his life are more important than STFC. We have known for a while that he was wanting out. maybe he needs the money from his Betfair share sale for other things more important to him. We should be thanking him for indulging PDC and JW and allowing us to enjoy the ride. I believe a big thank you is in order instead of the sniping and bad-mouthing that is creeping into some posters comments[/p][/quote]I am not sure anyone is being too critical, it is just we are not sure of the urgency and the thinking. My point was why sell Ritchie at less than half his value for a shortfall of a few days while the FL do their, no doubt, thorough checks. For a few hundred grand we could have sold Ritchie is summer for closer to £1m. Black could have been reimbursed from this or from funds from new consortium when they take over.[/p][/quote]Watkins said that bormuff paid cash up front, which was more than what they offered in the £900k bid last year, that was made up of less cash and lots of if, buts and maybes. Still angry that this was allowed to happen. COYR MITTED
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3:36pm Thu 31 Jan 13

smirg kcab says...

jillyh wrote:
LeGod wrote: so osunds like Ritchie was sold behind by Paolos back hmm - i fear the worst they have done that and think it will go down badly with Paolo.
So do I LeGod and if that is the case then I know one person who will not renew their season ticket (my husband) and that means me as well. Memories are short - I remember them rueing the sale of GG saying, looking back they would not have sold. Shame JW is not there to remind them. Please stay Paolo.
why do you want him to stay when you both will not support him next year?.
last funny statement like that was bill clinton saying i did not have sex with that lady after she gave him a blowey lol
downwards now upwards
[quote][p][bold]jillyh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: so osunds like Ritchie was sold behind by Paolos back hmm - i fear the worst they have done that and think it will go down badly with Paolo.[/p][/quote]So do I LeGod and if that is the case then I know one person who will not renew their season ticket (my husband) and that means me as well. Memories are short - I remember them rueing the sale of GG saying, looking back they would not have sold. Shame JW is not there to remind them. Please stay Paolo.[/p][/quote]why do you want him to stay when you both will not support him next year?. last funny statement like that was bill clinton saying i did not have sex with that lady after she gave him a blowey lol downwards now upwards smirg kcab
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3:40pm Thu 31 Jan 13

swwindon61uk says...

Oi Den! wrote:
terrier, I fear you are absolutely right. It seems we've given a big discount in order to get the sale done quickly. No wonder the Bournemouth fans are laughing. If the old and new owners could not come up with something to cover a few days, something is wrong.
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Some questions I would like our local media boys to ask:
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Who are those involved in the buying consortium?
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What are their motives?
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Do they think they can run the club at a profit?
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Do they intend to try to redevelop and/or buy and sell the County Ground?
Seems to me that AB meant what he said about Jan 31st,no more.
Can the new lot put money in to do that before approval?
I guess they can otherwise we would be after players right now.
The new owners did not want to sell Ritchie they said.
So yes your question would be a great one to ask.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: terrier, I fear you are absolutely right. It seems we've given a big discount in order to get the sale done quickly. No wonder the Bournemouth fans are laughing. If the old and new owners could not come up with something to cover a few days, something is wrong. . Some questions I would like our local media boys to ask: . Who are those involved in the buying consortium? . What are their motives? . Do they think they can run the club at a profit? . Do they intend to try to redevelop and/or buy and sell the County Ground?[/p][/quote]Seems to me that AB meant what he said about Jan 31st,no more. Can the new lot put money in to do that before approval? I guess they can otherwise we would be after players right now. The new owners did not want to sell Ritchie they said. So yes your question would be a great one to ask. swwindon61uk
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3:44pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oldhamred says...

LeGod wrote:
oldhamred - i'm stating a fact have you got a problem with that??? K**B
LeGod, having re-read your comment I think that maybe I was a little harsh.
However, I am struggling to understand why you think that gives you the right to call me a "K**B"?
I'm assuming you are not a keyboard warrior who hides behind a username so I look forward to your apologie in due course.
Kindest Regards
Paul
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: oldhamred - i'm stating a fact have you got a problem with that??? K**B[/p][/quote]LeGod, having re-read your comment I think that maybe I was a little harsh. However, I am struggling to understand why you think that gives you the right to call me a "K**B"? I'm assuming you are not a keyboard warrior who hides behind a username so I look forward to your apologie in due course. Kindest Regards Paul Oldhamred
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3:44pm Thu 31 Jan 13

swwindon61uk says...

Always red wrote:
PDC will leave in the summer this is obvious. I hope we get promoted this year or I can see a slippery slope back to league 2 .The next few weeks will have a massive impact on this clubs future praying we can keep our form going to take us over the line
Not obvious at all.
For whatever reason i think PDC loves it here.
[quote][p][bold]Always red[/bold] wrote: PDC will leave in the summer this is obvious. I hope we get promoted this year or I can see a slippery slope back to league 2 .The next few weeks will have a massive impact on this clubs future praying we can keep our form going to take us over the line[/p][/quote]Not obvious at all. For whatever reason i think PDC loves it here. swwindon61uk
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3:49pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Fernham Red says...

Rumours: I saw Thomas Dossevi outside homebase in Drakes Way, hauling a barn door into the back of a transit van. Could it be??!!
Rumours: I saw Thomas Dossevi outside homebase in Drakes Way, hauling a barn door into the back of a transit van. Could it be??!! Fernham Red
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3:51pm Thu 31 Jan 13

swwindon61uk says...

Fernham Red wrote:
Rumours: I saw Thomas Dossevi outside homebase in Drakes Way, hauling a barn door into the back of a transit van. Could it be??!!
Was Pericard helping him carry said barn door?
[quote][p][bold]Fernham Red[/bold] wrote: Rumours: I saw Thomas Dossevi outside homebase in Drakes Way, hauling a barn door into the back of a transit van. Could it be??!![/p][/quote]Was Pericard helping him carry said barn door? swwindon61uk
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3:53pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
PDC is here, we have a club, we are not in administration, we have only lost 1 player (2 if you count the excellent DH) albeit one of our best players to one of our highest rivals, but after all that we are still 3rd in the league with a great manager and a very good squad, would like to see a midfielder.... PDC has to be a bit better with his signing and not waste so much cash monies...

Oh did I mention PDC is still here.
Agree it's 1 player we still have pdc at the moment lets move on get a couple of players in and see what happens. We didn't go in to admin we are not far of the top 2 teams crowds are up lets get behind the club starting now its a new chapter of Swindon town fc.


Swindon til I die!!!
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: PDC is here, we have a club, we are not in administration, we have only lost 1 player (2 if you count the excellent DH) albeit one of our best players to one of our highest rivals, but after all that we are still 3rd in the league with a great manager and a very good squad, would like to see a midfielder.... PDC has to be a bit better with his signing and not waste so much cash monies... Oh did I mention PDC is still here.[/p][/quote]Agree it's 1 player we still have pdc at the moment lets move on get a couple of players in and see what happens. We didn't go in to admin we are not far of the top 2 teams crowds are up lets get behind the club starting now its a new chapter of Swindon town fc. Swindon til I die!!! grove red
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4:04pm Thu 31 Jan 13

vikingred says...

I wonder if the Gaffer gave Matt Ritchie one last almighty boot up the behind as he left STFC...? lol
I wonder if the Gaffer gave Matt Ritchie one last almighty boot up the behind as he left STFC...? lol vikingred
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4:11pm Thu 31 Jan 13

swindon69 says...

The question going around in my mind is, if STFC had to sell Matt Ritchie to raise funds to keep the club going until the Football League ratifies the deal, how can the club afford to dabble in the transfer market?

Does anyone have an inkling as to who the other consortium members are?
The question going around in my mind is, if STFC had to sell Matt Ritchie to raise funds to keep the club going until the Football League ratifies the deal, how can the club afford to dabble in the transfer market? Does anyone have an inkling as to who the other consortium members are? swindon69
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4:11pm Thu 31 Jan 13

smirg kcab says...

sky sports have just said live game saturday is between crawley and charlton reserves
onwards and upwards with more caution
sky sports have just said live game saturday is between crawley and charlton reserves onwards and upwards with more caution smirg kcab
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4:11pm Thu 31 Jan 13

LeGod says...

OldhamRed - i never have a problem apologising if im harsh and maybe i was but all i was stating was a fact about McGory and his attempt at taking over at Luton. Now it may well be his 5 investors could be all different people that were involved with him on the Luton bid i dont know who they are and i dont know if anyone else does but again all i was stating was a fact.
OldhamRed - i never have a problem apologising if im harsh and maybe i was but all i was stating was a fact about McGory and his attempt at taking over at Luton. Now it may well be his 5 investors could be all different people that were involved with him on the Luton bid i dont know who they are and i dont know if anyone else does but again all i was stating was a fact. LeGod
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4:13pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

London Red wrote:
I do understand you have to draw a line - but shouldn't that be upon completetion of the sale? . Contracts have been signed after all! . Lets not forget AB has not left STFC completely he has only sold the majority of his 98% holdings - that means he will still benefit in the future from any profits realised - which will NOT be in L1! . If selling Ritchie blows promotion he may never see a return if PdC leaves and is then followed by others in the summer - lots are here because of him and lots will go if he does . We had missed chances before remember 2003? it took until 2009 to recover from that going via L2! . Its now 2013 so 3 years since our last shot - going via L2 AGAIN . I hope this decision doesn't mean we have to wait until 2016 or 2019 for another shot at promotion back to the Championship and another trip to L2 all over one months (PRE AGREED) funding!
London Red,

Although the new owners have signed on the dotted line they are not our new owners until the football league have accepted them.

At the moment we are in fact ownerless and in limbo. If the league reject the take over we will back to square one but this time with no money to pay players or bills.

The sale of Ritchie has provided the insurance that if the worst happens and the sale is rejected we have funds to continue while finding other new owners.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: I do understand you have to draw a line - but shouldn't that be upon completetion of the sale? . Contracts have been signed after all! . Lets not forget AB has not left STFC completely he has only sold the majority of his 98% holdings - that means he will still benefit in the future from any profits realised - which will NOT be in L1! . If selling Ritchie blows promotion he may never see a return if PdC leaves and is then followed by others in the summer - lots are here because of him and lots will go if he does . We had missed chances before remember 2003? it took until 2009 to recover from that going via L2! . Its now 2013 so 3 years since our last shot - going via L2 AGAIN . I hope this decision doesn't mean we have to wait until 2016 or 2019 for another shot at promotion back to the Championship and another trip to L2 all over one months (PRE AGREED) funding![/p][/quote]London Red, Although the new owners have signed on the dotted line they are not our new owners until the football league have accepted them. At the moment we are in fact ownerless and in limbo. If the league reject the take over we will back to square one but this time with no money to pay players or bills. The sale of Ritchie has provided the insurance that if the worst happens and the sale is rejected we have funds to continue while finding other new owners. COYMR Oxon-Red
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4:23pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Swindon1984 says...

Am I naive to look at bit more positively at the situation after some of the press releases today? No-one wanted to lose Ritchie but the reasoning behind it seemed sound. Possibly new faces with quality coming in. Paolo showing no indications he's about to walk and doesn't seem to be any talk of selling off our prize assets bar Ritchie which has been explained. Could be worse? Will be happier once this is all over though and we know exactly what personnel we'll have for the end of season run in and confimation that new owners are in place and what their intent is.
Am I naive to look at bit more positively at the situation after some of the press releases today? No-one wanted to lose Ritchie but the reasoning behind it seemed sound. Possibly new faces with quality coming in. Paolo showing no indications he's about to walk and doesn't seem to be any talk of selling off our prize assets bar Ritchie which has been explained. Could be worse? Will be happier once this is all over though and we know exactly what personnel we'll have for the end of season run in and confimation that new owners are in place and what their intent is. Swindon1984
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4:28pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

Slightly off subject but with all the excitement it seems to have slipped under the radar that Danny Wilson sold his top scorer yesterday.

Sound familiar ?

COYMR
Slightly off subject but with all the excitement it seems to have slipped under the radar that Danny Wilson sold his top scorer yesterday. Sound familiar ? COYMR Oxon-Red
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4:29pm Thu 31 Jan 13

bushwacker says...

TRANSFER LATEST:
Just seen Charlie Austin at Millwall...buying a retro bobble hat from the 'Wembley 2010 collection'.
TRANSFER LATEST: Just seen Charlie Austin at Millwall...buying a retro bobble hat from the 'Wembley 2010 collection'. bushwacker
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4:29pm Thu 31 Jan 13

madterrier says...

The question people really want answering is why 31 January was a self-imposed deadline, especially if Black still retains a significant holding in the club.

We've sold Ritchie on the cheap for short-term cashflow, which is desperate stuff. Whichever way you look at it, and whoever owns the club, and whenever the instalments might have been paid, the club has lost around £800,000 through a fire sale of its best asset.

I don't know why Watkins is banging on about not confusing the two (Bournemouth) offers. We get that. What we don't get is why Black or the club has had to give away £800,000 of value just to get short-term funding. Surely it would have been better for Black to keep going for one more month, although as I said in a previous post, had he done that, it's not clear how he would have ever got that additional expenditure returned to him. But the question should have been asked.
The question people really want answering is why 31 January was a self-imposed deadline, especially if Black still retains a significant holding in the club. We've sold Ritchie on the cheap for short-term cashflow, which is desperate stuff. Whichever way you look at it, and whoever owns the club, and whenever the instalments might have been paid, the club has lost around £800,000 through a fire sale of its best asset. I don't know why Watkins is banging on about not confusing the two (Bournemouth) offers. We get that. What we don't get is why Black or the club has had to give away £800,000 of value just to get short-term funding. Surely it would have been better for Black to keep going for one more month, although as I said in a previous post, had he done that, it's not clear how he would have ever got that additional expenditure returned to him. But the question should have been asked. madterrier
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4:32pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Fernham Red says...

If we're getting Marlon Pack, Cheltenham will want Lee Cox as a replacement for him, not Rooney, surely?
If we're getting Marlon Pack, Cheltenham will want Lee Cox as a replacement for him, not Rooney, surely? Fernham Red
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4:38pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Fernham Red says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
Fernham Red wrote:
Rumours: I saw Thomas Dossevi outside homebase in Drakes Way, hauling a barn door into the back of a transit van. Could it be??!!
Was Pericard helping him carry said barn door?
I think you're right! He needed help as It was a really big barn door (about 2 metres wider and taller than a standard goal measures)
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fernham Red[/bold] wrote: Rumours: I saw Thomas Dossevi outside homebase in Drakes Way, hauling a barn door into the back of a transit van. Could it be??!![/p][/quote]Was Pericard helping him carry said barn door?[/p][/quote]I think you're right! He needed help as It was a really big barn door (about 2 metres wider and taller than a standard goal measures) Fernham Red
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4:39pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

madterrier wrote:
The question people really want answering is why 31 January was a self-imposed deadline, especially if Black still retains a significant holding in the club.

We've sold Ritchie on the cheap for short-term cashflow, which is desperate stuff. Whichever way you look at it, and whoever owns the club, and whenever the instalments might have been paid, the club has lost around £800,000 through a fire sale of its best asset.

I don't know why Watkins is banging on about not confusing the two (Bournemouth) offers. We get that. What we don't get is why Black or the club has had to give away £800,000 of value just to get short-term funding. Surely it would have been better for Black to keep going for one more month, although as I said in a previous post, had he done that, it's not clear how he would have ever got that additional expenditure returned to him. But the question should have been asked.
They only paid what they did as we were in a hole and it was a buyers market, simple as.

You could look at it like this,

Sell one player, pay the immediate bills, stave off administration for the 3rd time, and pave the way for new buyers, no brainer, somebody had to make a decision, and not an easy one at that.
Take the offer or, loose what was on the table. Not Black, not Jedward but all of the interested parties had to agree to it. They may not be comfortable with it but it was a difficult step that had to be taken.
I dont understand, because had we gone into admin this thread would probably be up to 600/700 posts asking why this decision wasn't taken.
Its business, easy as that.
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: The question people really want answering is why 31 January was a self-imposed deadline, especially if Black still retains a significant holding in the club. We've sold Ritchie on the cheap for short-term cashflow, which is desperate stuff. Whichever way you look at it, and whoever owns the club, and whenever the instalments might have been paid, the club has lost around £800,000 through a fire sale of its best asset. I don't know why Watkins is banging on about not confusing the two (Bournemouth) offers. We get that. What we don't get is why Black or the club has had to give away £800,000 of value just to get short-term funding. Surely it would have been better for Black to keep going for one more month, although as I said in a previous post, had he done that, it's not clear how he would have ever got that additional expenditure returned to him. But the question should have been asked.[/p][/quote]They only paid what they did as we were in a hole and it was a buyers market, simple as. You could look at it like this, Sell one player, pay the immediate bills, stave off administration for the 3rd time, and pave the way for new buyers, no brainer, somebody had to make a decision, and not an easy one at that. Take the offer or, loose what was on the table. Not Black, not Jedward but all of the interested parties had to agree to it. They may not be comfortable with it but it was a difficult step that had to be taken. I dont understand, because had we gone into admin this thread would probably be up to 600/700 posts asking why this decision wasn't taken. Its business, easy as that. the wizard
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4:43pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

I mean to add, as I understand it, Black is finished , gone, history.
I mean to add, as I understand it, Black is finished , gone, history. the wizard
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4:45pm Thu 31 Jan 13

hornet says...

Saw Paul Hart today waiting in his car outside the county Ground during PDC press conference . It's ok think he has gone now
Saw Paul Hart today waiting in his car outside the county Ground during PDC press conference . It's ok think he has gone now hornet
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4:47pm Thu 31 Jan 13

35 year fan says...

i wonder why some of the new backers want to remain in the background. nothing to hide i hope?
i wonder why some of the new backers want to remain in the background. nothing to hide i hope? 35 year fan
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4:49pm Thu 31 Jan 13

RobinsTalk says...

Sorry to see Ritchie go but the club is the most important thing so the money had to be raised but I can't help wondering if these people ever watch day time TV, they could have had a pay day loan in their account within ten minutes!!
Sorry to see Ritchie go but the club is the most important thing so the money had to be raised but I can't help wondering if these people ever watch day time TV, they could have had a pay day loan in their account within ten minutes!! RobinsTalk
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4:51pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

madterrier wrote:
The question people really want answering is why 31 January was a self-imposed deadline, especially if Black still retains a significant holding in the club. We've sold Ritchie on the cheap for short-term cashflow, which is desperate stuff. Whichever way you look at it, and whoever owns the club, and whenever the instalments might have been paid, the club has lost around £800,000 through a fire sale of its best asset. I don't know why Watkins is banging on about not confusing the two (Bournemouth) offers. We get that. What we don't get is why Black or the club has had to give away £800,000 of value just to get short-term funding. Surely it would have been better for Black to keep going for one more month, although as I said in a previous post, had he done that, it's not clear how he would have ever got that additional expenditure returned to him. But the question should have been asked.
Would it have benefitted Andrew Black or STFC ?

It appears to me that Mr Black will receive none of the money received for Matt.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: The question people really want answering is why 31 January was a self-imposed deadline, especially if Black still retains a significant holding in the club. We've sold Ritchie on the cheap for short-term cashflow, which is desperate stuff. Whichever way you look at it, and whoever owns the club, and whenever the instalments might have been paid, the club has lost around £800,000 through a fire sale of its best asset. I don't know why Watkins is banging on about not confusing the two (Bournemouth) offers. We get that. What we don't get is why Black or the club has had to give away £800,000 of value just to get short-term funding. Surely it would have been better for Black to keep going for one more month, although as I said in a previous post, had he done that, it's not clear how he would have ever got that additional expenditure returned to him. But the question should have been asked.[/p][/quote]Would it have benefitted Andrew Black or STFC ? It appears to me that Mr Black will receive none of the money received for Matt. COYMR Oxon-Red
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4:56pm Thu 31 Jan 13

madterrier says...

Wizard - the point being made is that if Black has only sold a chunk of his shareholding he is still heavily invested in the club. And even if a buyer hadn't yet been found, why did he want to cut off his nose to spite his own face? £200k to keep the club going for one more month, or lose £800k in Ritchie's value. That's a return (loss) of 400%

If Black categorically said it must all be done by 31 January, as would seem to be the case, then clearly the club had little option. It's why Black hasn't taken a more holistic view of the situation that is baffling.
Wizard - the point being made is that if Black has only sold a chunk of his shareholding he is still heavily invested in the club. And even if a buyer hadn't yet been found, why did he want to cut off his nose to spite his own face? £200k to keep the club going for one more month, or lose £800k in Ritchie's value. That's a return (loss) of 400% If Black categorically said it must all be done by 31 January, as would seem to be the case, then clearly the club had little option. It's why Black hasn't taken a more holistic view of the situation that is baffling. madterrier
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5:05pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oldhamred says...

LeGod wrote:
OldhamRed - i never have a problem apologising if im harsh and maybe i was but all i was stating was a fact about McGory and his attempt at taking over at Luton. Now it may well be his 5 investors could be all different people that were involved with him on the Luton bid i dont know who they are and i dont know if anyone else does but again all i was stating was a fact.
LeGod
I am fully aware of what you were trying to highlight with regard to McCorys failed takeover of Luton.
My point was that although you never actually used any negative words the undertone of how you presented the "facts" was and remains negative.
An example of how you could present the same "facts" with a more positive slant could be:
The Consortium headed by Jed McCory has experience of presenting a takeover bid with the FL. Although on that occasion it was turned down, the lessons learned will be valuable when presenting this bid.
Not perfect I know but I'm sure you get my gist.
With regards to the apology- If that's the best you have to offer when you call someone a K**B...Don't Bother.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: OldhamRed - i never have a problem apologising if im harsh and maybe i was but all i was stating was a fact about McGory and his attempt at taking over at Luton. Now it may well be his 5 investors could be all different people that were involved with him on the Luton bid i dont know who they are and i dont know if anyone else does but again all i was stating was a fact.[/p][/quote]LeGod I am fully aware of what you were trying to highlight with regard to McCorys failed takeover of Luton. My point was that although you never actually used any negative words the undertone of how you presented the "facts" was and remains negative. An example of how you could present the same "facts" with a more positive slant could be: The Consortium headed by Jed McCory has experience of presenting a takeover bid with the FL. Although on that occasion it was turned down, the lessons learned will be valuable when presenting this bid. Not perfect I know but I'm sure you get my gist. With regards to the apology- If that's the best you have to offer when you call someone a K**B...Don't Bother. Oldhamred
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5:08pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

madterrier wrote:
Wizard - the point being made is that if Black has only sold a chunk of his shareholding he is still heavily invested in the club. And even if a buyer hadn't yet been found, why did he want to cut off his nose to spite his own face? £200k to keep the club going for one more month, or lose £800k in Ritchie's value. That's a return (loss) of 400%

If Black categorically said it must all be done by 31 January, as would seem to be the case, then clearly the club had little option. It's why Black hasn't taken a more holistic view of the situation that is baffling.
Black has been trying to off load the club for nearly a year, well 8/9 months, and my guess is he couldn't keep throwing £250k a month at the club so it simply had to go, one way or the other. We don't know his commitments in business, but obviously £250k a month is a big number to find whether you have money or not. If you have millions invested its not easy to keep pulling lumps out as you will incur penalties.
Sooner or later he had to bite the bullet, he drew the line and stuck to it.
My own view is we should all be celebrating we still have the club to support.
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: Wizard - the point being made is that if Black has only sold a chunk of his shareholding he is still heavily invested in the club. And even if a buyer hadn't yet been found, why did he want to cut off his nose to spite his own face? £200k to keep the club going for one more month, or lose £800k in Ritchie's value. That's a return (loss) of 400% If Black categorically said it must all be done by 31 January, as would seem to be the case, then clearly the club had little option. It's why Black hasn't taken a more holistic view of the situation that is baffling.[/p][/quote]Black has been trying to off load the club for nearly a year, well 8/9 months, and my guess is he couldn't keep throwing £250k a month at the club so it simply had to go, one way or the other. We don't know his commitments in business, but obviously £250k a month is a big number to find whether you have money or not. If you have millions invested its not easy to keep pulling lumps out as you will incur penalties. Sooner or later he had to bite the bullet, he drew the line and stuck to it. My own view is we should all be celebrating we still have the club to support. the wizard
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5:12pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

The best news thats come out today is that Paolo is still here fighting for the cause
The best news thats come out today is that Paolo is still here fighting for the cause Rebel_phish
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5:12pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

NICK WATKINS

"Once that’s in safe hands, once there’s a Swindon Town Football Club which can go forward - which there is and which perhaps 48 hours ago there wasn’t - then that’s the only thing that I care about.

“I came in with the consortium that’s now going out - Andrew Fitton, Sir Martyn Arbib and Andrew Black - if the new owners wish to impose their own DNA on Swindon Town then it will be with my blessing."


Now that sounds to me that NW wants out. Perhaps he wants to draw a line.
NICK WATKINS "Once that’s in safe hands, once there’s a Swindon Town Football Club which can go forward - which there is and which perhaps 48 hours ago there wasn’t - then that’s the only thing that I care about. “I came in with the consortium that’s now going out - Andrew Fitton, Sir Martyn Arbib and Andrew Black - if the new owners wish to impose their own DNA on Swindon Town then it will be with my blessing." Now that sounds to me that NW wants out. Perhaps he wants to draw a line. the wizard
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5:13pm Thu 31 Jan 13

old town robin says...

madterrier wrote:
The question people really want answering is why 31 January was a self-imposed deadline, especially if Black still retains a significant holding in the club.

We've sold Ritchie on the cheap for short-term cashflow, which is desperate stuff. Whichever way you look at it, and whoever owns the club, and whenever the instalments might have been paid, the club has lost around £800,000 through a fire sale of its best asset.

I don't know why Watkins is banging on about not confusing the two (Bournemouth) offers. We get that. What we don't get is why Black or the club has had to give away £800,000 of value just to get short-term funding. Surely it would have been better for Black to keep going for one more month, although as I said in a previous post, had he done that, it's not clear how he would have ever got that additional expenditure returned to him. But the question should have been asked.
You say Black retains a significant share in the club (not the holding Co) I would guess which will probably be disolved.

So if he had invested another £200k in the club and not the holding company, maybe it might have been possible for him to recover his money. I'm not an accountant so probably there are reasons why that was not possible.
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: The question people really want answering is why 31 January was a self-imposed deadline, especially if Black still retains a significant holding in the club. We've sold Ritchie on the cheap for short-term cashflow, which is desperate stuff. Whichever way you look at it, and whoever owns the club, and whenever the instalments might have been paid, the club has lost around £800,000 through a fire sale of its best asset. I don't know why Watkins is banging on about not confusing the two (Bournemouth) offers. We get that. What we don't get is why Black or the club has had to give away £800,000 of value just to get short-term funding. Surely it would have been better for Black to keep going for one more month, although as I said in a previous post, had he done that, it's not clear how he would have ever got that additional expenditure returned to him. But the question should have been asked.[/p][/quote]You say Black retains a significant share in the club (not the holding Co) I would guess which will probably be disolved. So if he had invested another £200k in the club and not the holding company, maybe it might have been possible for him to recover his money. I'm not an accountant so probably there are reasons why that was not possible. old town robin
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5:20pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Another view says...

Whatever we think think about the Matt Ritchie sale, there is a silver lining... PDC's reaction has been impeccable.

OK things could change over the next few days, but once again he has reassured us all, and is already planning for life after Matt. I was one who had him for bringing in lots of players, only to discard about half of them within months, but he has learned quickly, and even in the diplomacy stakes he has improved 100%.
Whatever we think think about the Matt Ritchie sale, there is a silver lining... PDC's reaction has been impeccable. OK things could change over the next few days, but once again he has reassured us all, and is already planning for life after Matt. I was one who had him for bringing in lots of players, only to discard about half of them within months, but he has learned quickly, and even in the diplomacy stakes he has improved 100%. Another view
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5:21pm Thu 31 Jan 13

old town robin says...

Oldhamred wrote:
LeGod wrote:
OldhamRed - i never have a problem apologising if im harsh and maybe i was but all i was stating was a fact about McGory and his attempt at taking over at Luton. Now it may well be his 5 investors could be all different people that were involved with him on the Luton bid i dont know who they are and i dont know if anyone else does but again all i was stating was a fact.
LeGod
I am fully aware of what you were trying to highlight with regard to McCorys failed takeover of Luton.
My point was that although you never actually used any negative words the undertone of how you presented the "facts" was and remains negative.
An example of how you could present the same "facts" with a more positive slant could be:
The Consortium headed by Jed McCory has experience of presenting a takeover bid with the FL. Although on that occasion it was turned down, the lessons learned will be valuable when presenting this bid.
Not perfect I know but I'm sure you get my gist.
With regards to the apology- If that's the best you have to offer when you call someone a K**B...Don't Bother.
would a K**B be something to open a door?????
[quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: OldhamRed - i never have a problem apologising if im harsh and maybe i was but all i was stating was a fact about McGory and his attempt at taking over at Luton. Now it may well be his 5 investors could be all different people that were involved with him on the Luton bid i dont know who they are and i dont know if anyone else does but again all i was stating was a fact.[/p][/quote]LeGod I am fully aware of what you were trying to highlight with regard to McCorys failed takeover of Luton. My point was that although you never actually used any negative words the undertone of how you presented the "facts" was and remains negative. An example of how you could present the same "facts" with a more positive slant could be: The Consortium headed by Jed McCory has experience of presenting a takeover bid with the FL. Although on that occasion it was turned down, the lessons learned will be valuable when presenting this bid. Not perfect I know but I'm sure you get my gist. With regards to the apology- If that's the best you have to offer when you call someone a K**B...Don't Bother.[/p][/quote]would a K**B be something to open a door????? old town robin
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5:23pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

I notice that the Supporters Trust has been very quiet all through these talks, and no statement of support or whatever. I take the opportunity to increase the shareholding using the recent influx of cash hasn't been seized upon.
I notice that the Supporters Trust has been very quiet all through these talks, and no statement of support or whatever. I take the opportunity to increase the shareholding using the recent influx of cash hasn't been seized upon. the wizard
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5:26pm Thu 31 Jan 13

madterrier says...

Yeah wizard, I'm probably clutching at straws, and said in an earlier post I couldn't anyway see how the club could ring-fence any future sale proceeds from Ritchie next summer and have them returned to Black. I just feel that everything being so pressurised we haven't been able to realise value, for club or owner. If all this was inevitable, we could have touted Ritchie round from the 1st not the 30th January and realised a much higher transfer fee.

Anyway, as you say, we still have a club. Until the next financial crisis that is.
Yeah wizard, I'm probably clutching at straws, and said in an earlier post I couldn't anyway see how the club could ring-fence any future sale proceeds from Ritchie next summer and have them returned to Black. I just feel that everything being so pressurised we haven't been able to realise value, for club or owner. If all this was inevitable, we could have touted Ritchie round from the 1st not the 30th January and realised a much higher transfer fee. Anyway, as you say, we still have a club. Until the next financial crisis that is. madterrier
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5:30pm Thu 31 Jan 13

old town robin says...

Fernham Red wrote:
If we're getting Marlon Pack, Cheltenham will want Lee Cox as a replacement for him, not Rooney, surely?
or both maybe
[quote][p][bold]Fernham Red[/bold] wrote: If we're getting Marlon Pack, Cheltenham will want Lee Cox as a replacement for him, not Rooney, surely?[/p][/quote]or both maybe old town robin
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5:42pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

To be totally honest the question we have to ask ourselves is, would Matt Ritchie be replaceable. I personally think he would and the last few months we have not seen the Matt we all come to love and he looked out of sorts in many matches at home especially. The sale seemed to hinge on the Football League clearance over the sale of the club and the fact that Andrew Black stated there is no more money and seemed to give 31st January as the deadline he wanted a deal done. The new consortium will not release funds until the FL ok the deal so February's running cost were needed and fast. The fee is pants but that was getting all the money up front which affected the final figure. Danny Green is one hell of a winger and I would welcome him down here with open arms and Pack looks like he has signed according to Wikipedia. BWP would be the icing on the cake. Shame about Hollands but no use paying for a player who is injured.
To be totally honest the question we have to ask ourselves is, would Matt Ritchie be replaceable. I personally think he would and the last few months we have not seen the Matt we all come to love and he looked out of sorts in many matches at home especially. The sale seemed to hinge on the Football League clearance over the sale of the club and the fact that Andrew Black stated there is no more money and seemed to give 31st January as the deadline he wanted a deal done. The new consortium will not release funds until the FL ok the deal so February's running cost were needed and fast. The fee is pants but that was getting all the money up front which affected the final figure. Danny Green is one hell of a winger and I would welcome him down here with open arms and Pack looks like he has signed according to Wikipedia. BWP would be the icing on the cake. Shame about Hollands but no use paying for a player who is injured. Di kanny oh
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5:44pm Thu 31 Jan 13

mancrobin says...

Getting tense as 11pm approaches.

Come on Guv, put us out of our misery and name all of those in the squad due to be flogged in the next 5 hours.
Getting tense as 11pm approaches. Come on Guv, put us out of our misery and name all of those in the squad due to be flogged in the next 5 hours. mancrobin
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5:49pm Thu 31 Jan 13

LeGod says...

OldhamRed- There handles in my house.

Perhaps you didnt get my subtle way of apologising - so if you want it spelt out

I apologise sweetie.
OldhamRed- There handles in my house. Perhaps you didnt get my subtle way of apologising - so if you want it spelt out I apologise sweetie. LeGod
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5:52pm Thu 31 Jan 13

old town robin says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
Good news re Marlon Pack and after last nights turmoil it is good to see some positive news as it implies that PDC will be staying and I feared the worst last night.

We were after him last season and seems a decent player and there seems positive news on other signings, although I hope we don't let the likes of Foderingham, Collins and Williams go the other way.

My view on Ritchie is that it was sad to see him go and that he was a bit of a pawn in the takeover business. Seems to me he was as surprised as anyone that we accepted the bid, especially at such a low level.

Don't reckon he can be blamed for going and he had to consider the future as the takeover deal hadn't been concluded at the time he signed for Bournemouth.
PR, after what was being posted yesterday, todays statement from both the town and Paolo has brought a lot of calm. Personally I was logged on until about midnight, I was awake again before 3.30. couldn't sleep with all the speculation. It might be the case we still might except an offer for one of our stars, but can't see it being at bargain price. If sam is too be believed it would be in our interest for Bournemouth to win the play-offs if we can win auto promotion and get a good percentage for Richie with the add-ons.

I liked him very much and every goal he scores against our other rivals will be as good if he was playing for us.

The guy that calls himself GUV had me believing what he had to say was true, how naive am I and what a sick son of a **** is he/her.
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: Good news re Marlon Pack and after last nights turmoil it is good to see some positive news as it implies that PDC will be staying and I feared the worst last night. We were after him last season and seems a decent player and there seems positive news on other signings, although I hope we don't let the likes of Foderingham, Collins and Williams go the other way. My view on Ritchie is that it was sad to see him go and that he was a bit of a pawn in the takeover business. Seems to me he was as surprised as anyone that we accepted the bid, especially at such a low level. Don't reckon he can be blamed for going and he had to consider the future as the takeover deal hadn't been concluded at the time he signed for Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]PR, after what was being posted yesterday, todays statement from both the town and Paolo has brought a lot of calm. Personally I was logged on until about midnight, I was awake again before 3.30. couldn't sleep with all the speculation. It might be the case we still might except an offer for one of our stars, but can't see it being at bargain price. If sam is too be believed it would be in our interest for Bournemouth to win the play-offs if we can win auto promotion and get a good percentage for Richie with the add-ons. I liked him very much and every goal he scores against our other rivals will be as good if he was playing for us. The guy that calls himself GUV had me believing what he had to say was true, how naive am I and what a sick son of a **** is he/her. old town robin
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5:54pm Thu 31 Jan 13

floodq says...

Marlon Pack lives in Fareham,or at least his family does, and is apparently an oppo of matt Ritchie. So if Pack does sign I wonder if MR bigged the club up to Marlon and apart from the short term financial stability of STFC he has hopefully been instrumental in getting us a very good player. Marlon will have bettered himself in footballing terms and if he still lives in Fareham has cut down his commuting time etc.
It's a pity that Marlons' uncle does not still work at our place as I could of bent his ears.
DBF
Marlon Pack lives in Fareham,or at least his family does, and is apparently an oppo of matt Ritchie. So if Pack does sign I wonder if MR bigged the club up to Marlon and apart from the short term financial stability of STFC he has hopefully been instrumental in getting us a very good player. Marlon will have bettered himself in footballing terms and if he still lives in Fareham has cut down his commuting time etc. It's a pity that Marlons' uncle does not still work at our place as I could of bent his ears. DBF floodq
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5:55pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oldhamred says...

old town robin wrote:
Oldhamred wrote:
LeGod wrote: OldhamRed - i never have a problem apologising if im harsh and maybe i was but all i was stating was a fact about McGory and his attempt at taking over at Luton. Now it may well be his 5 investors could be all different people that were involved with him on the Luton bid i dont know who they are and i dont know if anyone else does but again all i was stating was a fact.
LeGod I am fully aware of what you were trying to highlight with regard to McCorys failed takeover of Luton. My point was that although you never actually used any negative words the undertone of how you presented the "facts" was and remains negative. An example of how you could present the same "facts" with a more positive slant could be: The Consortium headed by Jed McCory has experience of presenting a takeover bid with the FL. Although on that occasion it was turned down, the lessons learned will be valuable when presenting this bid. Not perfect I know but I'm sure you get my gist. With regards to the apology- If that's the best you have to offer when you call someone a K**B...Don't Bother.
would a K**B be something to open a door?????
Lol-It appears I've been called door furniture.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: OldhamRed - i never have a problem apologising if im harsh and maybe i was but all i was stating was a fact about McGory and his attempt at taking over at Luton. Now it may well be his 5 investors could be all different people that were involved with him on the Luton bid i dont know who they are and i dont know if anyone else does but again all i was stating was a fact.[/p][/quote]LeGod I am fully aware of what you were trying to highlight with regard to McCorys failed takeover of Luton. My point was that although you never actually used any negative words the undertone of how you presented the "facts" was and remains negative. An example of how you could present the same "facts" with a more positive slant could be: The Consortium headed by Jed McCory has experience of presenting a takeover bid with the FL. Although on that occasion it was turned down, the lessons learned will be valuable when presenting this bid. Not perfect I know but I'm sure you get my gist. With regards to the apology- If that's the best you have to offer when you call someone a K**B...Don't Bother.[/p][/quote]would a K**B be something to open a door?????[/p][/quote]Lol-It appears I've been called door furniture. Oldhamred
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5:59pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oldhamred says...

Lol-It appears I've been called door furniture.
Lol-It appears I've been called door furniture. Oldhamred
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6:00pm Thu 31 Jan 13

KojaktheWarg says...

You cant help feeling excited with a little bit of trepidation today on the last day of transfers.

Its like Hogwarts 1st day of term with the Sorting Hat Ceremony for some players not knowing where they will end up ..

Will it be Swindondor?
You cant help feeling excited with a little bit of trepidation today on the last day of transfers. Its like Hogwarts 1st day of term with the Sorting Hat Ceremony for some players not knowing where they will end up .. Will it be Swindondor? KojaktheWarg
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6:01pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

5 hours to go unless you are a big prem club.
5 hours to go unless you are a big prem club. grove red
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6:03pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Wilesy says...

Agree an impeccable reaction from Paolo, superb stuff.

As others have said the key question is why was 31st January the deadline for Mr Black?

Could be an interesting last 4 hours of deadline day!
Agree an impeccable reaction from Paolo, superb stuff. As others have said the key question is why was 31st January the deadline for Mr Black? Could be an interesting last 4 hours of deadline day! Wilesy
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6:05pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

Marlon Pack's deadline day move to Swindon Town has been delayed by circumstances out of Cheltenham Town's control.
Personal terms have been agreed, but complications thought to be linked to Swindon Town's recent takeover have put the move in jeopardy ahead of tonight's 11pm deadline.
Marlon Pack's deadline day move to Swindon Town has been delayed by circumstances out of Cheltenham Town's control. Personal terms have been agreed, but complications thought to be linked to Swindon Town's recent takeover have put the move in jeopardy ahead of tonight's 11pm deadline. grove red
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6:14pm Thu 31 Jan 13

mancrobin says...

Just told my 11year old we've sold Ritchie and she won't talk to anybody now. Devastated.
Just told my 11year old we've sold Ritchie and she won't talk to anybody now. Devastated. mancrobin
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6:15pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

Sheff Wed have just signed Striker Chris O'Grady from Barnsley at 5.45 this evening so does this mean the Gary Madine deal is back on. It was reported earlier that Sheff Wednesdays striker target fell through so they would not release Madine. Bradley Wright Phillips is on big wages so would he drop down to our level, may be we could get Charlton to pay half his wages. Good goalscoring record.
Sheff Wed have just signed Striker Chris O'Grady from Barnsley at 5.45 this evening so does this mean the Gary Madine deal is back on. It was reported earlier that Sheff Wednesdays striker target fell through so they would not release Madine. Bradley Wright Phillips is on big wages so would he drop down to our level, may be we could get Charlton to pay half his wages. Good goalscoring record. Di kanny oh
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6:15pm Thu 31 Jan 13

swwindon61uk says...

grove red wrote:
Marlon Pack's deadline day move to Swindon Town has been delayed by circumstances out of Cheltenham Town's control.
Personal terms have been agreed, but complications thought to be linked to Swindon Town's recent takeover have put the move in jeopardy ahead of tonight's 11pm deadline.
Sam has just tweeted "I've been that there are no issues relating to takeover. Conflicting information once more.",
[quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: Marlon Pack's deadline day move to Swindon Town has been delayed by circumstances out of Cheltenham Town's control. Personal terms have been agreed, but complications thought to be linked to Swindon Town's recent takeover have put the move in jeopardy ahead of tonight's 11pm deadline.[/p][/quote]Sam has just tweeted "I've been that there are no issues relating to takeover. Conflicting information once more.", swwindon61uk
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6:16pm Thu 31 Jan 13

eastmidsred says...

All these high valuations of Matt Ritchie on here are fanciful. Firstly, not many clubs have any money unless they have an owner with deep pockets (like Bournemouth) or unless they sell someone up front. Secondly, there didn't seem to be a queue of Championship teams wanting his services.
Although we have lost a very good player, we should be grateful tonight that we have a club, we are not in administration and most of all we still have PdC and all the other players who are currently doing us proud.
I just hope these new owners don't turn out like the 'Brady Bunch'.
All these high valuations of Matt Ritchie on here are fanciful. Firstly, not many clubs have any money unless they have an owner with deep pockets (like Bournemouth) or unless they sell someone up front. Secondly, there didn't seem to be a queue of Championship teams wanting his services. Although we have lost a very good player, we should be grateful tonight that we have a club, we are not in administration and most of all we still have PdC and all the other players who are currently doing us proud. I just hope these new owners don't turn out like the 'Brady Bunch'. eastmidsred
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6:17pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

grove red wrote:
Marlon Pack's deadline day move to Swindon Town has been delayed by circumstances out of Cheltenham Town's control.
Personal terms have been agreed, but complications thought to be linked to Swindon Town's recent takeover have put the move in jeopardy ahead of tonight's 11pm deadline.
I was thinking is this something to do with the takeover approval from the football league. If its loans then we may have to do them after next week when the loan window opens.
[quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: Marlon Pack's deadline day move to Swindon Town has been delayed by circumstances out of Cheltenham Town's control. Personal terms have been agreed, but complications thought to be linked to Swindon Town's recent takeover have put the move in jeopardy ahead of tonight's 11pm deadline.[/p][/quote]I was thinking is this something to do with the takeover approval from the football league. If its loans then we may have to do them after next week when the loan window opens. Di kanny oh
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6:18pm Thu 31 Jan 13

swwindon61uk says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Sheff Wed have just signed Striker Chris O'Grady from Barnsley at 5.45 this evening so does this mean the Gary Madine deal is back on. It was reported earlier that Sheff Wednesdays striker target fell through so they would not release Madine. Bradley Wright Phillips is on big wages so would he drop down to our level, may be we could get Charlton to pay half his wages. Good goalscoring record.
Interesting,Madine could be back on then!
BWP was with Plymouth a couple if years ago so i think he will be ok with drop especially as we have a good chance of going up,
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Sheff Wed have just signed Striker Chris O'Grady from Barnsley at 5.45 this evening so does this mean the Gary Madine deal is back on. It was reported earlier that Sheff Wednesdays striker target fell through so they would not release Madine. Bradley Wright Phillips is on big wages so would he drop down to our level, may be we could get Charlton to pay half his wages. Good goalscoring record.[/p][/quote]Interesting,Madine could be back on then! BWP was with Plymouth a couple if years ago so i think he will be ok with drop especially as we have a good chance of going up, swwindon61uk
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6:22pm Thu 31 Jan 13

swwindon61uk says...

eastmidsred wrote:
All these high valuations of Matt Ritchie on here are fanciful. Firstly, not many clubs have any money unless they have an owner with deep pockets (like Bournemouth) or unless they sell someone up front. Secondly, there didn't seem to be a queue of Championship teams wanting his services.
Although we have lost a very good player, we should be grateful tonight that we have a club, we are not in administration and most of all we still have PdC and all the other players who are currently doing us proud.
I just hope these new owners don't turn out like the 'Brady Bunch'.
Apparently Bournemouth were the only offer.
[quote][p][bold]eastmidsred[/bold] wrote: All these high valuations of Matt Ritchie on here are fanciful. Firstly, not many clubs have any money unless they have an owner with deep pockets (like Bournemouth) or unless they sell someone up front. Secondly, there didn't seem to be a queue of Championship teams wanting his services. Although we have lost a very good player, we should be grateful tonight that we have a club, we are not in administration and most of all we still have PdC and all the other players who are currently doing us proud. I just hope these new owners don't turn out like the 'Brady Bunch'.[/p][/quote]Apparently Bournemouth were the only offer. swwindon61uk
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6:23pm Thu 31 Jan 13

London Red says...

Must apologise over my valuation of Wes yesterday
.
Butland is only going for £3.5m not £6m - so Wes is only probably worth £5m - being a far far far better keeper!
.
So £750k is a 15th of his value not a tenth
Must apologise over my valuation of Wes yesterday . Butland is only going for £3.5m not £6m - so Wes is only probably worth £5m - being a far far far better keeper! . So £750k is a 15th of his value not a tenth London Red
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6:25pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

Where is the "Guv "when we need him, he certainly had all the answers last night.
May be his mum has locked him in the cupboard for being a naughty boy last night..
Where is the "Guv "when we need him, he certainly had all the answers last night. May be his mum has locked him in the cupboard for being a naughty boy last night.. Di kanny oh
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6:26pm Thu 31 Jan 13

tifosi says...

So let me get this straight : deals so far on deadline day :
1. Ritchie sold to a rival club for less than his true value.
2. er.. maybe
3. nope
4. ??
So let me get this straight : deals so far on deadline day : 1. Ritchie sold to a rival club for less than his true value. 2. er.. maybe 3. nope 4. ?? tifosi
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6:33pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Sheff Wed have just signed Striker Chris O'Grady from Barnsley at 5.45 this evening so does this mean the Gary Madine deal is back on. It was reported earlier that Sheff Wednesdays striker target fell through so they would not release Madine. Bradley Wright Phillips is on big wages so would he drop down to our level, may be we could get Charlton to pay half his wages. Good goalscoring record.
Interesting,Madine could be back on then!
BWP was with Plymouth a couple if years ago so i think he will be ok with drop especially as we have a good chance of going up,
Sky have corrected this it was Barnsley that have signed Chis O'Grady from Sheff Wed not the other way round so they will not release Madine Oh well.
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Sheff Wed have just signed Striker Chris O'Grady from Barnsley at 5.45 this evening so does this mean the Gary Madine deal is back on. It was reported earlier that Sheff Wednesdays striker target fell through so they would not release Madine. Bradley Wright Phillips is on big wages so would he drop down to our level, may be we could get Charlton to pay half his wages. Good goalscoring record.[/p][/quote]Interesting,Madine could be back on then! BWP was with Plymouth a couple if years ago so i think he will be ok with drop especially as we have a good chance of going up,[/p][/quote]Sky have corrected this it was Barnsley that have signed Chis O'Grady from Sheff Wed not the other way round so they will not release Madine Oh well. Di kanny oh
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6:38pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

tifosi wrote:
So let me get this straight : deals so far on deadline day :
1. Ritchie sold to a rival club for less than his true value.
2. er.. maybe
3. nope
4. ??
Town wanted all the money upfront which de-valued the deal. If you care to read Watkins comments you will soon realize that Bournemouth offered 900k last January but with a small upfront payment and lots of add ons. As it was this week Bournemouth were the only offer on the table. Would you rather keep Ritchie and go into administration then?? answers on a postage stamp please.
[quote][p][bold]tifosi[/bold] wrote: So let me get this straight : deals so far on deadline day : 1. Ritchie sold to a rival club for less than his true value. 2. er.. maybe 3. nope 4. ??[/p][/quote]Town wanted all the money upfront which de-valued the deal. If you care to read Watkins comments you will soon realize that Bournemouth offered 900k last January but with a small upfront payment and lots of add ons. As it was this week Bournemouth were the only offer on the table. Would you rather keep Ritchie and go into administration then?? answers on a postage stamp please. Di kanny oh
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6:39pm Thu 31 Jan 13

swwindon61uk says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Sheff Wed have just signed Striker Chris O'Grady from Barnsley at 5.45 this evening so does this mean the Gary Madine deal is back on. It was reported earlier that Sheff Wednesdays striker target fell through so they would not release Madine. Bradley Wright Phillips is on big wages so would he drop down to our level, may be we could get Charlton to pay half his wages. Good goalscoring record.
Interesting,Madine could be back on then!
BWP was with Plymouth a couple if years ago so i think he will be ok with drop especially as we have a good chance of going up,
Sky have corrected this it was Barnsley that have signed Chis O'Grady from Sheff Wed not the other way round so they will not release Madine Oh well.
Oh well we will just have to wait until the summer then!
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Sheff Wed have just signed Striker Chris O'Grady from Barnsley at 5.45 this evening so does this mean the Gary Madine deal is back on. It was reported earlier that Sheff Wednesdays striker target fell through so they would not release Madine. Bradley Wright Phillips is on big wages so would he drop down to our level, may be we could get Charlton to pay half his wages. Good goalscoring record.[/p][/quote]Interesting,Madine could be back on then! BWP was with Plymouth a couple if years ago so i think he will be ok with drop especially as we have a good chance of going up,[/p][/quote]Sky have corrected this it was Barnsley that have signed Chis O'Grady from Sheff Wed not the other way round so they will not release Madine Oh well.[/p][/quote]Oh well we will just have to wait until the summer then! swwindon61uk
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6:39pm Thu 31 Jan 13

davel4848 says...

I suggested earlier that GUV had probably gone back up the A420.
Good riddance to the t*sspot.
I suggested earlier that GUV had probably gone back up the A420. Good riddance to the t*sspot. davel4848
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6:52pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Guv says...

still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm

Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth!
still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth! Guv
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7:00pm Thu 31 Jan 13

donaldslovechild says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
grove red wrote:
Marlon Pack's deadline day move to Swindon Town has been delayed by circumstances out of Cheltenham Town's control.
Personal terms have been agreed, but complications thought to be linked to Swindon Town's recent takeover have put the move in jeopardy ahead of tonight's 11pm deadline.
I was thinking is this something to do with the takeover approval from the football league. If its loans then we may have to do them after next week when the loan window opens.
That was my concern. Can a club trade without League recognition/approval of the suitability/credibil
ity of the new owners?
I then thought that no professional consortium would overlook such a rudimentary condition of trade!
When can I stop bricking it?
Can't stand much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!
We're up, We're down but always Swindon Town.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: Marlon Pack's deadline day move to Swindon Town has been delayed by circumstances out of Cheltenham Town's control. Personal terms have been agreed, but complications thought to be linked to Swindon Town's recent takeover have put the move in jeopardy ahead of tonight's 11pm deadline.[/p][/quote]I was thinking is this something to do with the takeover approval from the football league. If its loans then we may have to do them after next week when the loan window opens.[/p][/quote]That was my concern. Can a club trade without League recognition/approval of the suitability/credibil ity of the new owners? I then thought that no professional consortium would overlook such a rudimentary condition of trade! When can I stop bricking it? Can't stand much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! We're up, We're down but always Swindon Town. donaldslovechild
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7:00pm Thu 31 Jan 13

super red says...

Waheey guv's here, thank god.

At least you can tells us what's going to happen now for the remainder of the transfer window, and maybe for the next 5 years!!

U were amazingingly funny last night
Waheey guv's here, thank god. At least you can tells us what's going to happen now for the remainder of the transfer window, and maybe for the next 5 years!! U were amazingingly funny last night super red
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7:02pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Roger_Smart says...

KojaktheWarg wrote:
You cant help feeling excited with a little bit of trepidation today on the last day of transfers.

Its like Hogwarts 1st day of term with the Sorting Hat Ceremony for some players not knowing where they will end up ..

Will it be Swindondor?
So don't let the Swindondor hit your ar$e on the way out Ritchie!
[quote][p][bold]KojaktheWarg[/bold] wrote: You cant help feeling excited with a little bit of trepidation today on the last day of transfers. Its like Hogwarts 1st day of term with the Sorting Hat Ceremony for some players not knowing where they will end up .. Will it be Swindondor?[/p][/quote]So don't let the Swindondor hit your ar$e on the way out Ritchie! Roger_Smart
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7:03pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

Guv wrote:
still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm

Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth!
Why should any of us believe a word from you mate full of sh*t last night Fods was going Paolo was gone, yeah yeah yeah mummy let you out again has she. Go and do your homework like a good little boy. Swindon fan my ARRSSE.
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth![/p][/quote]Why should any of us believe a word from you mate full of sh*t last night Fods was going Paolo was gone, yeah yeah yeah mummy let you out again has she. Go and do your homework like a good little boy. Swindon fan my ARRSSE. Di kanny oh
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7:04pm Thu 31 Jan 13

jevs says...

For anyone not listening BBC Swindon understands that deals have been completed for Green & Pack.
For anyone not listening BBC Swindon understands that deals have been completed for Green & Pack. jevs
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7:14pm Thu 31 Jan 13

donaldslovechild says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Guv wrote:
still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm

Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth!
Why should any of us believe a word from you mate full of sh*t last night Fods was going Paolo was gone, yeah yeah yeah mummy let you out again has she. Go and do your homework like a good little boy. Swindon fan my ARRSSE.
Di Kanny don't get wound it's only classic attention seeking behaviour on the part of Guv and by replying you are fulfilling his need.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth![/p][/quote]Why should any of us believe a word from you mate full of sh*t last night Fods was going Paolo was gone, yeah yeah yeah mummy let you out again has she. Go and do your homework like a good little boy. Swindon fan my ARRSSE.[/p][/quote]Di Kanny don't get wound it's only classic attention seeking behaviour on the part of Guv and by replying you are fulfilling his need. donaldslovechild
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7:15pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

Guv wrote:
still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm

Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth!
Town have signed Marlon Pack and Danny Green according to BBC Wilts you muppet. Now off you go and annoy someone else back up the A420.
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth![/p][/quote]Town have signed Marlon Pack and Danny Green according to BBC Wilts you muppet. Now off you go and annoy someone else back up the A420. Di kanny oh
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7:20pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oldhamred says...

LeGod wrote:
OldhamRed- There handles in my house. Perhaps you didnt get my subtle way of apologising - so if you want it spelt out I apologise sweetie.
T******U LeGod ;-)
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: OldhamRed- There handles in my house. Perhaps you didnt get my subtle way of apologising - so if you want it spelt out I apologise sweetie.[/p][/quote]T******U LeGod ;-) Oldhamred
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7:21pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Nigel, Denver CO says...

Guv wrote:
still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth!
Can you give me the lottery numbers please? Because you claim to know everything else that's going to happen in the next couple of days.

If you give me 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 as the answer, you'd be more accurate than any of the other drivel you've posted in the last 24 hours.
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth![/p][/quote]Can you give me the lottery numbers please? Because you claim to know everything else that's going to happen in the next couple of days. If you give me 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 as the answer, you'd be more accurate than any of the other drivel you've posted in the last 24 hours. Nigel, Denver CO
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7:22pm Thu 31 Jan 13

billbst says...

Just caught up with Paolo's interview today. He is good. Calm and focussed on the squad. Planning for another 3-0 win on Saturday. Not trying to apportion blame. Limiting his comments to what he knew. Still having a laugh with the questions on new faces. No doubt there will be many more problems over the next few days but tonight I am smiling again.
Just caught up with Paolo's interview today. He is good. Calm and focussed on the squad. Planning for another 3-0 win on Saturday. Not trying to apportion blame. Limiting his comments to what he knew. Still having a laugh with the questions on new faces. No doubt there will be many more problems over the next few days but tonight I am smiling again. billbst
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7:32pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Nikki Nythe says...

Hi everyone, first time poster, so please be nice :)

I have been monitoring all of the posts of the past few days, I have been very lucky, supporting town from the age of 5 when my dad would take me to every home game and some away ones.

Last night that Gov had me worried and although a lot of tosh appears to have come from him I am slightly concerned at how calm Palo is, he also seems to mention until Summer a lot, as if he is planning on leaving us.

I sure hope these new owners do have what it takes to support the club (not by investing millions) just running our club correctly, I would happily get promoted and live in the real world as a decent mid table championship club for the next 5 years, I am sure most of us real supporters would, but only if we can for once have a real, loyal, board.

I do have bad feelings at the moment, some worries and a couple of things I have heard from someone who works in the admin of the club. I am not hear to post rubbish, but I am sure all of us have one thing in mind, to move forward, so please Gov, go away unless you can prove what you are saying which I do not expect. It's hard enough being a supporter these days with the costs involced (for us fans) it's not helping if you are a true support as there are lot's of supporters who will avoid the club if they feel problems are surfacing. Please, if you support us, stand by us.
Hi everyone, first time poster, so please be nice :) I have been monitoring all of the posts of the past few days, I have been very lucky, supporting town from the age of 5 when my dad would take me to every home game and some away ones. Last night that Gov had me worried and although a lot of tosh appears to have come from him I am slightly concerned at how calm Palo is, he also seems to mention until Summer a lot, as if he is planning on leaving us. I sure hope these new owners do have what it takes to support the club (not by investing millions) just running our club correctly, I would happily get promoted and live in the real world as a decent mid table championship club for the next 5 years, I am sure most of us real supporters would, but only if we can for once have a real, loyal, board. I do have bad feelings at the moment, some worries and a couple of things I have heard from someone who works in the admin of the club. I am not hear to post rubbish, but I am sure all of us have one thing in mind, to move forward, so please Gov, go away unless you can prove what you are saying which I do not expect. It's hard enough being a supporter these days with the costs involced (for us fans) it's not helping if you are a true support as there are lot's of supporters who will avoid the club if they feel problems are surfacing. Please, if you support us, stand by us. Nikki Nythe
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7:38pm Thu 31 Jan 13

old town robin says...

So if BBC are to be believed, they are ahead of the adver with their sources, it would seem we replaced the Holland loan with Pack and Ritchie with Green. Think it was already announced Martins loan deal was being extended, so I would say unless a last minute deal is done for one of our key players to leave, we are still in pretty good shape, but I have to say I did like Danny Holland, but Pack would be a good replacement for sure, he is a specialist with free kicks and will be great for defensive midfield.

Still a chance for one more offensive player, if we get Bradley-Phillips, I think we've done good business after the shock waves of yesterday.
So if BBC are to be believed, they are ahead of the adver with their sources, it would seem we replaced the Holland loan with Pack and Ritchie with Green. Think it was already announced Martins loan deal was being extended, so I would say unless a last minute deal is done for one of our key players to leave, we are still in pretty good shape, but I have to say I did like Danny Holland, but Pack would be a good replacement for sure, he is a specialist with free kicks and will be great for defensive midfield. Still a chance for one more offensive player, if we get Bradley-Phillips, I think we've done good business after the shock waves of yesterday. old town robin
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7:41pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

South London news Thursday, 31 January 2013

By Richard Cawley
CHARLTON winger Danny Green has joined Swindon Town on loan for the rest of the season.
MK Dons were also interested in the 24-year-old.
But Green opted for the County Ground.
He is set to be joined there by Addicks team-mate Bradley Wright-Phillips.
The South London Press understands that last season's top-scorer is on the verge of also agreeing a move to Wiltshire.
Wright-Phillips is out of contract in the summer.
South London news Thursday, 31 January 2013 By Richard Cawley CHARLTON winger Danny Green has joined Swindon Town on loan for the rest of the season. MK Dons were also interested in the 24-year-old. But Green opted for the County Ground. He is set to be joined there by Addicks team-mate Bradley Wright-Phillips. The South London Press understands that last season's top-scorer is on the verge of also agreeing a move to Wiltshire. Wright-Phillips is out of contract in the summer. grove red
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7:45pm Thu 31 Jan 13

CraigClark says...

old town robin wrote:
So if BBC are to be believed, they are ahead of the adver with their sources, it would seem we replaced the Holland loan with Pack and Ritchie with Green. Think it was already announced Martins loan deal was being extended, so I would say unless a last minute deal is done for one of our key players to leave, we are still in pretty good shape, but I have to say I did like Danny Holland, but Pack would be a good replacement for sure, he is a specialist with free kicks and will be great for defensive midfield.

Still a chance for one more offensive player, if we get Bradley-Phillips, I think we've done good business after the shock waves of yesterday.
My thoughts entirely! Im happy that the Pack loan deal is with a view to make it perm in the summer! I just want to see these confirmed by the official site.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: So if BBC are to be believed, they are ahead of the adver with their sources, it would seem we replaced the Holland loan with Pack and Ritchie with Green. Think it was already announced Martins loan deal was being extended, so I would say unless a last minute deal is done for one of our key players to leave, we are still in pretty good shape, but I have to say I did like Danny Holland, but Pack would be a good replacement for sure, he is a specialist with free kicks and will be great for defensive midfield. Still a chance for one more offensive player, if we get Bradley-Phillips, I think we've done good business after the shock waves of yesterday.[/p][/quote]My thoughts entirely! Im happy that the Pack loan deal is with a view to make it perm in the summer! I just want to see these confirmed by the official site. CraigClark
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7:48pm Thu 31 Jan 13

swwindon61uk says...

old town robin wrote:
So if BBC are to be believed, they are ahead of the adver with their sources, it would seem we replaced the Holland loan with Pack and Ritchie with Green. Think it was already announced Martins loan deal was being extended, so I would say unless a last minute deal is done for one of our key players to leave, we are still in pretty good shape, but I have to say I did like Danny Holland, but Pack would be a good replacement for sure, he is a specialist with free kicks and will be great for defensive midfield.

Still a chance for one more offensive player, if we get Bradley-Phillips, I think we've done good business after the shock waves of yesterday.
Absolutely!
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: So if BBC are to be believed, they are ahead of the adver with their sources, it would seem we replaced the Holland loan with Pack and Ritchie with Green. Think it was already announced Martins loan deal was being extended, so I would say unless a last minute deal is done for one of our key players to leave, we are still in pretty good shape, but I have to say I did like Danny Holland, but Pack would be a good replacement for sure, he is a specialist with free kicks and will be great for defensive midfield. Still a chance for one more offensive player, if we get Bradley-Phillips, I think we've done good business after the shock waves of yesterday.[/p][/quote]Absolutely! swwindon61uk
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7:49pm Thu 31 Jan 13

swwindon61uk says...

grove red wrote:
South London news Thursday, 31 January 2013

By Richard Cawley
CHARLTON winger Danny Green has joined Swindon Town on loan for the rest of the season.
MK Dons were also interested in the 24-year-old.
But Green opted for the County Ground.
He is set to be joined there by Addicks team-mate Bradley Wright-Phillips.
The South London Press understands that last season's top-scorer is on the verge of also agreeing a move to Wiltshire.
Wright-Phillips is out of contract in the summer.
Now this would be the icing on the cake.
[quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: South London news Thursday, 31 January 2013 By Richard Cawley CHARLTON winger Danny Green has joined Swindon Town on loan for the rest of the season. MK Dons were also interested in the 24-year-old. But Green opted for the County Ground. He is set to be joined there by Addicks team-mate Bradley Wright-Phillips. The South London Press understands that last season's top-scorer is on the verge of also agreeing a move to Wiltshire. Wright-Phillips is out of contract in the summer.[/p][/quote]Now this would be the icing on the cake. swwindon61uk
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7:49pm Thu 31 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Slightly off subject but with all the excitement it seems to have slipped under the radar that Danny Wilson sold his top scorer yesterday.

Sound familiar ?

COYMR
Oxon talking to a blades fan at work didn't seem too bothered got 14 goals but not really a prolific scorer he said puzzled me somewhat but heg if Cathay weakens their team who am I to question Foldy's motives lol!
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Slightly off subject but with all the excitement it seems to have slipped under the radar that Danny Wilson sold his top scorer yesterday. Sound familiar ? COYMR[/p][/quote]Oxon talking to a blades fan at work didn't seem too bothered got 14 goals but not really a prolific scorer he said puzzled me somewhat but heg if Cathay weakens their team who am I to question Foldy's motives lol! The Jockster
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7:49pm Thu 31 Jan 13

billbst says...

old town robin wrote:
So if BBC are to be believed, they are ahead of the adver with their sources, it would seem we replaced the Holland loan with Pack and Ritchie with Green. Think it was already announced Martins loan deal was being extended, so I would say unless a last minute deal is done for one of our key players to leave, we are still in pretty good shape, but I have to say I did like Danny Holland, but Pack would be a good replacement for sure, he is a specialist with free kicks and will be great for defensive midfield.

Still a chance for one more offensive player, if we get Bradley-Phillips, I think we've done good business after the shock waves of yesterday.
Let's hope they are right. I agree with what you say. Green has impressed me each time I have seen him. Pack did the first time but seemed to drift in his career since. Suspect he is not too fit but if he really commits to Paolo's ways he could prove to be a star for us. Hollands is a real loss but nothing can be done about it. If we keep the rest of the core first team squad it will have been a very good day.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: So if BBC are to be believed, they are ahead of the adver with their sources, it would seem we replaced the Holland loan with Pack and Ritchie with Green. Think it was already announced Martins loan deal was being extended, so I would say unless a last minute deal is done for one of our key players to leave, we are still in pretty good shape, but I have to say I did like Danny Holland, but Pack would be a good replacement for sure, he is a specialist with free kicks and will be great for defensive midfield. Still a chance for one more offensive player, if we get Bradley-Phillips, I think we've done good business after the shock waves of yesterday.[/p][/quote]Let's hope they are right. I agree with what you say. Green has impressed me each time I have seen him. Pack did the first time but seemed to drift in his career since. Suspect he is not too fit but if he really commits to Paolo's ways he could prove to be a star for us. Hollands is a real loss but nothing can be done about it. If we keep the rest of the core first team squad it will have been a very good day. billbst
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7:50pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Stratton Red says...

old town robin wrote:
So if BBC are to be believed, they are ahead of the adver with their sources, it would seem we replaced the Holland loan with Pack and Ritchie with Green. Think it was already announced Martins loan deal was being extended, so I would say unless a last minute deal is done for one of our key players to leave, we are still in pretty good shape, but I have to say I did like Danny Holland, but Pack would be a good replacement for sure, he is a specialist with free kicks and will be great for defensive midfield. Still a chance for one more offensive player, if we get Bradley-Phillips, I think we've done good business after the shock waves of yesterday.
I've been trying to defend Martin this season but after Tue night I do not see what PDC seems in him... Free the wage bill!
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: So if BBC are to be believed, they are ahead of the adver with their sources, it would seem we replaced the Holland loan with Pack and Ritchie with Green. Think it was already announced Martins loan deal was being extended, so I would say unless a last minute deal is done for one of our key players to leave, we are still in pretty good shape, but I have to say I did like Danny Holland, but Pack would be a good replacement for sure, he is a specialist with free kicks and will be great for defensive midfield. Still a chance for one more offensive player, if we get Bradley-Phillips, I think we've done good business after the shock waves of yesterday.[/p][/quote]I've been trying to defend Martin this season but after Tue night I do not see what PDC seems in him... Free the wage bill! Stratton Red
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7:51pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

grove red wrote:
South London news Thursday, 31 January 2013

By Richard Cawley
CHARLTON winger Danny Green has joined Swindon Town on loan for the rest of the season.
MK Dons were also interested in the 24-year-old.
But Green opted for the County Ground.
He is set to be joined there by Addicks team-mate Bradley Wright-Phillips.
The South London Press understands that last season's top-scorer is on the verge of also agreeing a move to Wiltshire.
Wright-Phillips is out of contract in the summer.
grove, you have worn it on your sleeve all day, and this is the best news that many of us have been waiting for.

OTR. likewise, some good factual stuff at last, just what we wanted to hear.

Thanks to you both.
[quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: South London news Thursday, 31 January 2013 By Richard Cawley CHARLTON winger Danny Green has joined Swindon Town on loan for the rest of the season. MK Dons were also interested in the 24-year-old. But Green opted for the County Ground. He is set to be joined there by Addicks team-mate Bradley Wright-Phillips. The South London Press understands that last season's top-scorer is on the verge of also agreeing a move to Wiltshire. Wright-Phillips is out of contract in the summer.[/p][/quote]grove, you have worn it on your sleeve all day, and this is the best news that many of us have been waiting for. OTR. likewise, some good factual stuff at last, just what we wanted to hear. Thanks to you both. the wizard
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7:52pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Wonder Strike says...

I'm sure things are on the up. I've said all along we have the best squad in the division. So if we lose 1 player we still have enough for play offs minimum. If we add to it well autos are still on.
I'm sure things are on the up. I've said all along we have the best squad in the division. So if we lose 1 player we still have enough for play offs minimum. If we add to it well autos are still on. Wonder Strike
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8:10pm Thu 31 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

LeGod wrote:
OldhamRed- There handles in my house.

Perhaps you didnt get my subtle way of apologising - so if you want it spelt out

I apologise sweetie.
For goodness sake get a room you two!
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: OldhamRed- There handles in my house. Perhaps you didnt get my subtle way of apologising - so if you want it spelt out I apologise sweetie.[/p][/quote]For goodness sake get a room you two! The Jockster
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8:31pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

the wizard wrote:
grove red wrote:
South London news Thursday, 31 January 2013

By Richard Cawley
CHARLTON winger Danny Green has joined Swindon Town on loan for the rest of the season.
MK Dons were also interested in the 24-year-old.
But Green opted for the County Ground.
He is set to be joined there by Addicks team-mate Bradley Wright-Phillips.
The South London Press understands that last season's top-scorer is on the verge of also agreeing a move to Wiltshire.
Wright-Phillips is out of contract in the summer.
grove, you have worn it on your sleeve all day, and this is the best news that many of us have been waiting for.

OTR. likewise, some good factual stuff at last, just what we wanted to hear.

Thanks to you both.
Just want to see the players with pdc and there shirts now 3 to sign would be brill 1 out is a shame but we could be signing 3 excellent replacements. I can feel another league title coming to sn1 come on pdc do your stuff.


Swindon til I die
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: South London news Thursday, 31 January 2013 By Richard Cawley CHARLTON winger Danny Green has joined Swindon Town on loan for the rest of the season. MK Dons were also interested in the 24-year-old. But Green opted for the County Ground. He is set to be joined there by Addicks team-mate Bradley Wright-Phillips. The South London Press understands that last season's top-scorer is on the verge of also agreeing a move to Wiltshire. Wright-Phillips is out of contract in the summer.[/p][/quote]grove, you have worn it on your sleeve all day, and this is the best news that many of us have been waiting for. OTR. likewise, some good factual stuff at last, just what we wanted to hear. Thanks to you both.[/p][/quote]Just want to see the players with pdc and there shirts now 3 to sign would be brill 1 out is a shame but we could be signing 3 excellent replacements. I can feel another league title coming to sn1 come on pdc do your stuff. Swindon til I die grove red
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8:32pm Thu 31 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

the wizard wrote:
grove red wrote:
South London news Thursday, 31 January 2013

By Richard Cawley
CHARLTON winger Danny Green has joined Swindon Town on loan for the rest of the season.
MK Dons were also interested in the 24-year-old.
But Green opted for the County Ground.
He is set to be joined there by Addicks team-mate Bradley Wright-Phillips.
The South London Press understands that last season's top-scorer is on the verge of also agreeing a move to Wiltshire.
Wright-Phillips is out of contract in the summer.
grove, you have worn it on your sleeve all day, and this is the best news that many of us have been waiting for.

OTR. likewise, some good factual stuff at last, just what we wanted to hear.

Thanks to you both.
Just read it too....

Great News!!!!

I hope nothing goes wrong....fingers and toes well and truely crossed....

Socks would be completly blown off!!!!

Louis :-)))
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: South London news Thursday, 31 January 2013 By Richard Cawley CHARLTON winger Danny Green has joined Swindon Town on loan for the rest of the season. MK Dons were also interested in the 24-year-old. But Green opted for the County Ground. He is set to be joined there by Addicks team-mate Bradley Wright-Phillips. The South London Press understands that last season's top-scorer is on the verge of also agreeing a move to Wiltshire. Wright-Phillips is out of contract in the summer.[/p][/quote]grove, you have worn it on your sleeve all day, and this is the best news that many of us have been waiting for. OTR. likewise, some good factual stuff at last, just what we wanted to hear. Thanks to you both.[/p][/quote]Just read it too.... Great News!!!! I hope nothing goes wrong....fingers and toes well and truely crossed.... Socks would be completly blown off!!!! Louis :-))) louiscassius
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8:35pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

Danny Green deal done according to south London news closely followed by his team mate Bradley Wright Phillips come on adver wake up. Pack deal was done earlier.
Danny Green deal done according to south London news closely followed by his team mate Bradley Wright Phillips come on adver wake up. Pack deal was done earlier. Di kanny oh
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8:38pm Thu 31 Jan 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Breaking News Guv is a c**k.
Breaking News Guv is a c**k. TheDukeOfBanbury
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8:38pm Thu 31 Jan 13

sagadude says...

bushwacker wrote:
TRANSFER LATEST:
Just seen Charlie Austin at Millwall...buying a retro bobble hat from the 'Wembley 2010 collection'.
Thanks for reminding us Bushwacker,
Nice banter
[quote][p][bold]bushwacker[/bold] wrote: TRANSFER LATEST: Just seen Charlie Austin at Millwall...buying a retro bobble hat from the 'Wembley 2010 collection'.[/p][/quote]Thanks for reminding us Bushwacker, Nice banter sagadude
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8:38pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

Just seen Homer Simpson getting out of a taxi at the County Ground could he be one of the new consortium members I wonder. Profits will shoot through the roof on burgers and beer if he is.
Just seen Homer Simpson getting out of a taxi at the County Ground could he be one of the new consortium members I wonder. Profits will shoot through the roof on burgers and beer if he is. Di kanny oh
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8:40pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

Wonder if Harry will let pdc have Shaun wright Philips to on loan.
Wonder if Harry will let pdc have Shaun wright Philips to on loan. grove red
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8:46pm Thu 31 Jan 13

London Red says...

Very happy with those 3 and think we are now stronger than we were (as Hollands is out injured for 2 months)
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Guess bench for all 3 as only one day training and all in at home against Hartlepool
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Stratton - both Martin and Roberts were woeful - but Ward is prime example of don't judge on one game
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PdC clearly gave a warning - don't think we will see a dire performance like that from them again
Very happy with those 3 and think we are now stronger than we were (as Hollands is out injured for 2 months) . Guess bench for all 3 as only one day training and all in at home against Hartlepool . Stratton - both Martin and Roberts were woeful - but Ward is prime example of don't judge on one game . PdC clearly gave a warning - don't think we will see a dire performance like that from them again London Red
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8:47pm Thu 31 Jan 13

sagadude says...

sagadude wrote:
bushwacker wrote:
TRANSFER LATEST:
Just seen Charlie Austin at Millwall...buying a retro bobble hat from the 'Wembley 2010 collection'.
Thanks for reminding us Bushwacker,
Nice banter
Oh btw, Everyone in Luton is out for you. No one likes you!
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bushwacker[/bold] wrote: TRANSFER LATEST: Just seen Charlie Austin at Millwall...buying a retro bobble hat from the 'Wembley 2010 collection'.[/p][/quote]Thanks for reminding us Bushwacker, Nice banter[/p][/quote]Oh btw, Everyone in Luton is out for you. No one likes you! sagadude
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8:47pm Thu 31 Jan 13

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Well 2 in and we still might be getting more ???...
Well 2 in and we still might be getting more ???... DarrenSTFCRomain
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8:53pm Thu 31 Jan 13

sagadude says...

I was curious if STFC were waiting for a Charlie Austin sale today?, hope that happens.

If there is no more departures, and we get the rumoured players, I reckon we have a chance of top two, and definitely finish above Bournemuff.

They have lots of good players that might not gel, and everybody will be out to beat the Russki backed show offs.
I was curious if STFC were waiting for a Charlie Austin sale today?, hope that happens. If there is no more departures, and we get the rumoured players, I reckon we have a chance of top two, and definitely finish above Bournemuff. They have lots of good players that might not gel, and everybody will be out to beat the Russki backed show offs. sagadude
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8:56pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
Breaking News Guv is a c**k.
You mean to say you rate him that highly, shame on you Duke, I thought you had better taste than that, lol, chorttle, tisk.
[quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: Breaking News Guv is a c**k.[/p][/quote]You mean to say you rate him that highly, shame on you Duke, I thought you had better taste than that, lol, chorttle, tisk. the wizard
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8:57pm Thu 31 Jan 13

bushwacker says...

LATEST;
Rhys Evans, the former STFC goalkeeper had been hoping to get a call from PDC for a comeback at SN1, but as he has had no offers from the County Ground supremo's, he'd decided to end his life by throwing himself in front of the 18.25 Paignton to Paddington intercity at Bath Spa station, but, luckily, the train went under him. We will keep you posted of any further news.
LATEST; Rhys Evans, the former STFC goalkeeper had been hoping to get a call from PDC for a comeback at SN1, but as he has had no offers from the County Ground supremo's, he'd decided to end his life by throwing himself in front of the 18.25 Paignton to Paddington intercity at Bath Spa station, but, luckily, the train went under him. We will keep you posted of any further news. bushwacker
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8:58pm Thu 31 Jan 13

sp1dersw3b says...

TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
Breaking News Guv is a c**k.
LOL............ this is a brilliant post after such a torrid and anxious last 24 hours!!

11pm can not arrive soon enough.

COYR's
[quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: Breaking News Guv is a c**k.[/p][/quote]LOL............ this is a brilliant post after such a torrid and anxious last 24 hours!! 11pm can not arrive soon enough. COYR's sp1dersw3b
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8:58pm Thu 31 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

sagadude wrote:
I was curious if STFC were waiting for a Charlie Austin sale today?, hope that happens.

If there is no more departures, and we get the rumoured players, I reckon we have a chance of top two, and definitely finish above Bournemuff.

They have lots of good players that might not gel, and everybody will be out to beat the Russki backed show offs.
Burley played the Austin Gate very well.

Made him injured weeks ago, taking him outta of the lime light.....

Mark my words...2 weeks from now, he'll be banging them in again.

They need him till the end of the season, they are only 5 points off the playoffs............


He'll go in Jul 13 deffo...fact!!

Louis :-)))
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: I was curious if STFC were waiting for a Charlie Austin sale today?, hope that happens. If there is no more departures, and we get the rumoured players, I reckon we have a chance of top two, and definitely finish above Bournemuff. They have lots of good players that might not gel, and everybody will be out to beat the Russki backed show offs.[/p][/quote]Burley played the Austin Gate very well. Made him injured weeks ago, taking him outta of the lime light..... Mark my words...2 weeks from now, he'll be banging them in again. They need him till the end of the season, they are only 5 points off the playoffs............ He'll go in Jul 13 deffo...fact!! Louis :-))) louiscassius
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8:59pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

- 2 / 3 for the price of 1...!?
----
For all those who've been so negative - why not give it a chance!?
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The sale is nothing to do with the new owners, there can be no statement because the FL need to sanction it and we don't shout about possible signings until they're signed!....
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If PDC is still 100% with and behind STFC and the new owners - WHY AREN'T YOU!!!???
=====
I feel sorry for Crawley on Saturday as they have no idea what is going to hit them....nor do we mind but hey!!!...we only win 3-0, we only win 3-0!! :-)
- 2 / 3 for the price of 1...!? ---- For all those who've been so negative - why not give it a chance!? ---- The sale is nothing to do with the new owners, there can be no statement because the FL need to sanction it and we don't shout about possible signings until they're signed!.... ---- If PDC is still 100% with and behind STFC and the new owners - WHY AREN'T YOU!!!??? ===== I feel sorry for Crawley on Saturday as they have no idea what is going to hit them....nor do we mind but hey!!!...we only win 3-0, we only win 3-0!! :-) SAPFanSTFC
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9:00pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

LR, I know you have rated Pack for quite a while and wanted him here about two seasons ago, so I hope it works out.
With our fitness regime his game should improve further, and the other two are well up to the task.
LR, I know you have rated Pack for quite a while and wanted him here about two seasons ago, so I hope it works out. With our fitness regime his game should improve further, and the other two are well up to the task. the wizard
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9:04pm Thu 31 Jan 13

bushwacker says...

sagadude wrote:
sagadude wrote:
bushwacker wrote:
TRANSFER LATEST:
Just seen Charlie Austin at Millwall...buying a retro bobble hat from the 'Wembley 2010 collection'.
Thanks for reminding us Bushwacker,
Nice banter
Oh btw, Everyone in Luton is out for you. No one likes you!
I was there in '85, and trust me, there was more Chelsea and West Ham there than us! We just got the blame!
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bushwacker[/bold] wrote: TRANSFER LATEST: Just seen Charlie Austin at Millwall...buying a retro bobble hat from the 'Wembley 2010 collection'.[/p][/quote]Thanks for reminding us Bushwacker, Nice banter[/p][/quote]Oh btw, Everyone in Luton is out for you. No one likes you![/p][/quote]I was there in '85, and trust me, there was more Chelsea and West Ham there than us! We just got the blame! bushwacker
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9:06pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

With Pack Green and hopefully Wright-Phillips it will very quickly be a case of Ritchie.... Ritchie who?
With Pack Green and hopefully Wright-Phillips it will very quickly be a case of Ritchie.... Ritchie who? Rebel_phish
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9:07pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Guv wrote:
still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm

Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth!
You couldn't even answer the simplest of questions yesterday so why you think that people give two hoots as to what you type I've no idea.....crawl back to your little dark hole and think up your next master plan to irritate the masses.
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth![/p][/quote]You couldn't even answer the simplest of questions yesterday so why you think that people give two hoots as to what you type I've no idea.....crawl back to your little dark hole and think up your next master plan to irritate the masses. SAPFanSTFC
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9:11pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

Wonder Strike wrote:
I'm sure things are on the up. I've said all along we have the best squad in the division. So if we lose 1 player we still have enough for play offs minimum. If we add to it well autos are still on.
"Enough for play offs minimum?" Would anybody be happy with taking part in that lottery again? If we're not good enough to deserve outright promotion, then I suppose we'll have to settle for it, but sorry - I hate the play offs. Let's just win the bl00dy title. I believe our squad is good enough to do that as it is - provided there are no more nasties to emerge in the next couple of hours and PDC finds he can work with the new owners. As for the new signings, judgment reserved until we see what they can do for us.
[quote][p][bold]Wonder Strike[/bold] wrote: I'm sure things are on the up. I've said all along we have the best squad in the division. So if we lose 1 player we still have enough for play offs minimum. If we add to it well autos are still on.[/p][/quote]"Enough for play offs minimum?" Would anybody be happy with taking part in that lottery again? If we're not good enough to deserve outright promotion, then I suppose we'll have to settle for it, but sorry - I hate the play offs. Let's just win the bl00dy title. I believe our squad is good enough to do that as it is - provided there are no more nasties to emerge in the next couple of hours and PDC finds he can work with the new owners. As for the new signings, judgment reserved until we see what they can do for us. Oi Den!
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9:11pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Roy Carter says...

I didn't think this was possible .... but after watching the STFC Player interview with Paolo .... I love the man more than ever.

Calm, positive and focused on what needs to be done.

Added to that Marlon Pack joining (who I personally rated as the best opposition player I saw at the county ground last year) ... then it is all starting to look good.

As a remote fan, really looking forward to the live Town match on Saturday.
I didn't think this was possible .... but after watching the STFC Player interview with Paolo .... I love the man more than ever. Calm, positive and focused on what needs to be done. Added to that Marlon Pack joining (who I personally rated as the best opposition player I saw at the county ground last year) ... then it is all starting to look good. As a remote fan, really looking forward to the live Town match on Saturday. Roy Carter
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9:13pm Thu 31 Jan 13

spectacles testicals wallet watch says...

If the stories above are correct i cant wait to infiltrate the scums paper after the grief they gave us over allowing Macormick to train with us!!!! According to Truro the vermin have signed him lets see how they react the merchant bankers
If the stories above are correct i cant wait to infiltrate the scums paper after the grief they gave us over allowing Macormick to train with us!!!! According to Truro the vermin have signed him lets see how they react the merchant bankers spectacles testicals wallet watch
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9:16pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Guv wrote:
still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm

Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth!
You couldn't even answer the simplest of questions yesterday so why you think that people give two hoots as to what you type I've no idea.....crawl back to your little dark hole and think up your next master plan to irritate the masses.
I think he is a WUM'er but also one of us, sad.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth![/p][/quote]You couldn't even answer the simplest of questions yesterday so why you think that people give two hoots as to what you type I've no idea.....crawl back to your little dark hole and think up your next master plan to irritate the masses.[/p][/quote]I think he is a WUM'er but also one of us, sad. the wizard
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9:16pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

See who's turned up at the Oxford Truro City have announced that goalkeeper Luke McCormick, once on trial at Town, is joining Oxford United.
LOL just broke the news to the 3 sados on there site
See who's turned up at the Oxford Truro City have announced that goalkeeper Luke McCormick, once on trial at Town, is joining Oxford United. LOL just broke the news to the 3 sados on there site grove red
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9:18pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Nigel, Denver CO says...

LOL Mccormick!!
LOL Mccormick!! Nigel, Denver CO
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9:19pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

I would like to take this oportunity to thank Matt for all his time, effort and goals at the Town. I would also like to thank him for accepting the deal at Bournemouth. I wish him well in League 1 next season.

Without that deal we could not have gone for Marlon or Danny (Green) and probably Bradley.If they are anything to go by, this will prove to be a very good transfer window for Paolo. The squad will be strengthened 3-fold. Autos should be well within our grasp now.

I said my glass was half full earlier, but now it runneth over.
I would like to take this oportunity to thank Matt for all his time, effort and goals at the Town. I would also like to thank him for accepting the deal at Bournemouth. I wish him well in League 1 next season. Without that deal we could not have gone for Marlon or Danny (Green) and probably Bradley.If they are anything to go by, this will prove to be a very good transfer window for Paolo. The squad will be strengthened 3-fold. Autos should be well within our grasp now. I said my glass was half full earlier, but now it runneth over. Rebel_phish
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9:21pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
With Pack Green and hopefully Wright-Phillips it will very quickly be a case of Ritchie.... Ritchie who?
Let's hope so. I have very mixed feelings about Ritchie. I'm angry about the deal because I think we could have got a lot more for him and because I'm afraid that the balance of the team might be upset by his departure. And last night I really thought he would be the first of many to go through the exit door. But I have to say I'm not his greatest fan. I would have been far more concerned if we were talking about Foderingham or Ferry, for instance. We can live without Ritchie if morale stays high and PDC stays the course.
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: With Pack Green and hopefully Wright-Phillips it will very quickly be a case of Ritchie.... Ritchie who?[/p][/quote]Let's hope so. I have very mixed feelings about Ritchie. I'm angry about the deal because I think we could have got a lot more for him and because I'm afraid that the balance of the team might be upset by his departure. And last night I really thought he would be the first of many to go through the exit door. But I have to say I'm not his greatest fan. I would have been far more concerned if we were talking about Foderingham or Ferry, for instance. We can live without Ritchie if morale stays high and PDC stays the course. Oi Den!
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9:24pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

Rebel, I love the way you are on first name terms with these blokes - and the ink's not even on the paper yet, let alone dry!
Rebel, I love the way you are on first name terms with these blokes - and the ink's not even on the paper yet, let alone dry! Oi Den!
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9:24pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
With Pack Green and hopefully Wright-Phillips it will very quickly be a case of Ritchie.... Ritchie who?
Doom meisters have disappeared! :-)
---
How you doing buddy?...hope you and the three sisters are all doing ok!? As mentioned happy to help if you need anything as am around for the next week now.
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: With Pack Green and hopefully Wright-Phillips it will very quickly be a case of Ritchie.... Ritchie who?[/p][/quote]Doom meisters have disappeared! :-) --- How you doing buddy?...hope you and the three sisters are all doing ok!? As mentioned happy to help if you need anything as am around for the next week now. SAPFanSTFC
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9:25pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

Come on Swindon lets have some more good breaking news I shattered been on here since 5am this morning
Come on Swindon lets have some more good breaking news I shattered been on here since 5am this morning grove red
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9:27pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Stratton Red says...

Nothing on Sky...
Nothing on Sky... Stratton Red
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9:31pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

1hour 30 left phones flat needs to go on charge coyr
1hour 30 left phones flat needs to go on charge coyr grove red
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9:37pm Thu 31 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

the wizard wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Guv wrote:
still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm

Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth!
You couldn't even answer the simplest of questions yesterday so why you think that people give two hoots as to what you type I've no idea.....crawl back to your little dark hole and think up your next master plan to irritate the masses.
I think he is a WUM'er but also one of us, sad.
I knew that chimp was talking b0llox last night.

Didnt stop me sh1tting myself though!!!

Louis :-((
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth![/p][/quote]You couldn't even answer the simplest of questions yesterday so why you think that people give two hoots as to what you type I've no idea.....crawl back to your little dark hole and think up your next master plan to irritate the masses.[/p][/quote]I think he is a WUM'er but also one of us, sad.[/p][/quote]I knew that chimp was talking b0llox last night. Didnt stop me sh1tting myself though!!! Louis :-(( louiscassius
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9:39pm Thu 31 Jan 13

stfc2012 says...

Rather see Ritchie go than Devera/Ward. Our play isn't quite as reliant on him this season as more quality in the middle. He is a good player and a hard worker that is for sure. However he doesn't have much in terms of pace which is one reason he plays on the right as an inverted winger, cutting back and using the left foot rather than skinning full backs. He did go for under what he is probably worth but a 2m player he is not. 750k maybe but we need cash and the deal is done. Pack and BWP will more than fill the void if they arrive so I wish Ritchie good luck as a good professional who I hope can play a league above at some point.

I must also say most of the panic is caused by the fans posting on twitter and forums to be read as gospel and passed on by other fans. Maybe the club could communicate a bit better but I think a statement each day or 2 is enough and shouldn't be expected to comment at all hours as fans have got their knickers in a twist reading twitter. All will be revealed in time so be patient. I love a bit of football news and transfer gossip but reading some of the comments in the last 24hrs was as desperate as it was amusing at times.
Rather see Ritchie go than Devera/Ward. Our play isn't quite as reliant on him this season as more quality in the middle. He is a good player and a hard worker that is for sure. However he doesn't have much in terms of pace which is one reason he plays on the right as an inverted winger, cutting back and using the left foot rather than skinning full backs. He did go for under what he is probably worth but a 2m player he is not. 750k maybe but we need cash and the deal is done. Pack and BWP will more than fill the void if they arrive so I wish Ritchie good luck as a good professional who I hope can play a league above at some point. I must also say most of the panic is caused by the fans posting on twitter and forums to be read as gospel and passed on by other fans. Maybe the club could communicate a bit better but I think a statement each day or 2 is enough and shouldn't be expected to comment at all hours as fans have got their knickers in a twist reading twitter. All will be revealed in time so be patient. I love a bit of football news and transfer gossip but reading some of the comments in the last 24hrs was as desperate as it was amusing at times. stfc2012
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9:43pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Nigel, Denver CO says...

louiscassius wrote:
the wizard wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Guv wrote: still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth!
You couldn't even answer the simplest of questions yesterday so why you think that people give two hoots as to what you type I've no idea.....crawl back to your little dark hole and think up your next master plan to irritate the masses.
I think he is a WUM'er but also one of us, sad.
I knew that chimp was talking b0llox last night. Didnt stop me sh1tting myself though!!! Louis :-((
his comments are as wide of the mark as a dossevi shot.

and that's pretty f'ing wide. Guv is going out for a throw in.
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth![/p][/quote]You couldn't even answer the simplest of questions yesterday so why you think that people give two hoots as to what you type I've no idea.....crawl back to your little dark hole and think up your next master plan to irritate the masses.[/p][/quote]I think he is a WUM'er but also one of us, sad.[/p][/quote]I knew that chimp was talking b0llox last night. Didnt stop me sh1tting myself though!!! Louis :-(([/p][/quote]his comments are as wide of the mark as a dossevi shot. and that's pretty f'ing wide. Guv is going out for a throw in. Nigel, Denver CO
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9:47pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Rebel, I love the way you are on first name terms with these blokes - and the ink's not even on the paper yet, let alone dry!
Well Den, as they say, its not what you know but who you know..... little lol
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Rebel, I love the way you are on first name terms with these blokes - and the ink's not even on the paper yet, let alone dry![/p][/quote]Well Den, as they say, its not what you know but who you know..... little lol Rebel_phish
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9:47pm Thu 31 Jan 13

LondonRobin says...

desperately hoping we get one of these guys, big boots to fill
desperately hoping we get one of these guys, big boots to fill LondonRobin
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9:50pm Thu 31 Jan 13

old town robin says...

Kevin Phillps moves to Chrystal Palace, where are you grim when your team needs you,

75 minutes to go, anyone going to sign off? didn't think so, but the sooner these 3 signee's + martin is concerned the better. And by the way it would be nice to go back for holland and or bostock in the summer
Kevin Phillps moves to Chrystal Palace, where are you grim when your team needs you, 75 minutes to go, anyone going to sign off? didn't think so, but the sooner these 3 signee's + martin is concerned the better. And by the way it would be nice to go back for holland and or bostock in the summer old town robin
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9:53pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Stilloyal says...

Going up as champions / Bournmouth might make the play-offs
Going up as champions / Bournmouth might make the play-offs Stilloyal
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9:53pm Thu 31 Jan 13

hornet says...

Got to say guys there must be a lot of Bo&@ocks coming out of the county ground at the moment

Last night 2 party's couldn't agree who will fund the club in the next few week while take over takes place hence Richie being let go

Tonight who is authorising the cash for all these signings coming in

SOMEONE PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH
Got to say guys there must be a lot of Bo&@ocks coming out of the county ground at the moment Last night 2 party's couldn't agree who will fund the club in the next few week while take over takes place hence Richie being let go Tonight who is authorising the cash for all these signings coming in SOMEONE PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH hornet
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9:54pm Thu 31 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

Nigel, Denver CO wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
the wizard wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Guv wrote: still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth!
You couldn't even answer the simplest of questions yesterday so why you think that people give two hoots as to what you type I've no idea.....crawl back to your little dark hole and think up your next master plan to irritate the masses.
I think he is a WUM'er but also one of us, sad.
I knew that chimp was talking b0llox last night. Didnt stop me sh1tting myself though!!! Louis :-((
his comments are as wide of the mark as a dossevi shot.

and that's pretty f'ing wide. Guv is going out for a throw in.
Hahahaha,

I thought he was as accurate as
Eric Sabin.......lol

Louis :-))))
[quote][p][bold]Nigel, Denver CO[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth![/p][/quote]You couldn't even answer the simplest of questions yesterday so why you think that people give two hoots as to what you type I've no idea.....crawl back to your little dark hole and think up your next master plan to irritate the masses.[/p][/quote]I think he is a WUM'er but also one of us, sad.[/p][/quote]I knew that chimp was talking b0llox last night. Didnt stop me sh1tting myself though!!! Louis :-(([/p][/quote]his comments are as wide of the mark as a dossevi shot. and that's pretty f'ing wide. Guv is going out for a throw in.[/p][/quote]Hahahaha, I thought he was as accurate as Eric Sabin.......lol Louis :-)))) louiscassius
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9:55pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

What's the hold up???????!!!!
What's the hold up???????!!!! grove red
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9:55pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

Sap, thanks mate. Coping ok, keeping very busy, lots to do. Funeral next week. And then there's the whole probate thing. Gonna take 3 months plus. Season will be over before thats all sorted.
Sap, thanks mate. Coping ok, keeping very busy, lots to do. Funeral next week. And then there's the whole probate thing. Gonna take 3 months plus. Season will be over before thats all sorted. Rebel_phish
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9:57pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

I don't suppose anybody has given this a thought, but Ferry, first loses his mate Caddis and now Ritchie, he is the last of that triangle that worked so well.

Just cannot put a price on the man, a true jewel every time he plays.
Hope he doesn't take it to heart that his buddy has gone, and with it all those understandings they had working together, which is worth a bit in its own. Still Thompson will undoubtedly rise another notch to help who ever goes into Ritches old place. We have a wonder spectrum of talent here, all is far from lost.

The future is bright
The future is RED
The future is STFC
I don't suppose anybody has given this a thought, but Ferry, first loses his mate Caddis and now Ritchie, he is the last of that triangle that worked so well. Just cannot put a price on the man, a true jewel every time he plays. Hope he doesn't take it to heart that his buddy has gone, and with it all those understandings they had working together, which is worth a bit in its own. Still Thompson will undoubtedly rise another notch to help who ever goes into Ritches old place. We have a wonder spectrum of talent here, all is far from lost. The future is bright The future is RED The future is STFC the wizard
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9:58pm Thu 31 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

hornet wrote:
Got to say guys there must be a lot of Bo&@ocks coming out of the county ground at the moment

Last night 2 party's couldn't agree who will fund the club in the next few week while take over takes place hence Richie being let go

Tonight who is authorising the cash for all these signings coming in

SOMEONE PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH
Mate,

Just keep ya fingers crossed and prey that something comes off...

Dont worry about the machanics of it, the guys behind the scenes are doing their best to square the wages....

Who's to say the 500k up front from those idiots on the coast isnt paying for these guys wages till May 13??

Im just saying mate....

Louis :-)))

Chin Up....Half Full and all that.....
[quote][p][bold]hornet[/bold] wrote: Got to say guys there must be a lot of Bo&@ocks coming out of the county ground at the moment Last night 2 party's couldn't agree who will fund the club in the next few week while take over takes place hence Richie being let go Tonight who is authorising the cash for all these signings coming in SOMEONE PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH[/p][/quote]Mate, Just keep ya fingers crossed and prey that something comes off... Dont worry about the machanics of it, the guys behind the scenes are doing their best to square the wages.... Who's to say the 500k up front from those idiots on the coast isnt paying for these guys wages till May 13?? Im just saying mate.... Louis :-))) Chin Up....Half Full and all that..... louiscassius
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9:59pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Nigel, Denver CO wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
the wizard wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Guv wrote: still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth!
You couldn't even answer the simplest of questions yesterday so why you think that people give two hoots as to what you type I've no idea.....crawl back to your little dark hole and think up your next master plan to irritate the masses.
I think he is a WUM'er but also one of us, sad.
I knew that chimp was talking b0llox last night. Didnt stop me sh1tting myself though!!! Louis :-((
his comments are as wide of the mark as a dossevi shot.

and that's pretty f'ing wide. Guv is going out for a throw in.
By the half-way line!!
...
As per Wiz...am ashamed to say that he may well be a Town person - not a fan for sure but certainly a Town WUMmer!
...
Anyway....all will be good and no one left today - just checked out Crawley as really concerned about the game given the state of their pitch on Tuesday plus all the fresh rain....needn't have worried as Sky in attendance so game will go ahead even with snorkels and flippers - BUT!!....
This from their site:
...just watch out for a sight screen across their goalmouth!! :-)
3-0 we only win 3-0, we only win 3-0 we only....actually fcuk it!!!! We only win 5-0, we only win 5-0..... :-0
=====
Water blotter will help get Swindon game on

The club are taking extra measures to make sure Saturday's game with Swindon Town goes ahead.

Reds already have an excellent relationship with Sussex CCC and will be making use of their super-sopper between now and Saturday.

The Water Blotter acts like a giant sponge and can soak up thousands of gallons of water from the surface.

Chief Executive Richard Low said: "Unfortunately there is more rain forecast for Friday so we have to take every precaution to ensure the game goes ahead.

'We have a great relationship with the cricket club and contacted them earlier today and they have two super-soppers for different surfaces which soak up water, one of which can definitely help our groundstaff in the build-up to the game.
[quote][p][bold]Nigel, Denver CO[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth![/p][/quote]You couldn't even answer the simplest of questions yesterday so why you think that people give two hoots as to what you type I've no idea.....crawl back to your little dark hole and think up your next master plan to irritate the masses.[/p][/quote]I think he is a WUM'er but also one of us, sad.[/p][/quote]I knew that chimp was talking b0llox last night. Didnt stop me sh1tting myself though!!! Louis :-(([/p][/quote]his comments are as wide of the mark as a dossevi shot. and that's pretty f'ing wide. Guv is going out for a throw in.[/p][/quote]By the half-way line!! ... As per Wiz...am ashamed to say that he may well be a Town person - not a fan for sure but certainly a Town WUMmer! ... Anyway....all will be good and no one left today - just checked out Crawley as really concerned about the game given the state of their pitch on Tuesday plus all the fresh rain....needn't have worried as Sky in attendance so game will go ahead even with snorkels and flippers - BUT!!.... This from their site: ...just watch out for a sight screen across their goalmouth!! :-) 3-0 we only win 3-0, we only win 3-0 we only....actually fcuk it!!!! We only win 5-0, we only win 5-0..... :-0 ===== Water blotter will help get Swindon game on The club are taking extra measures to make sure Saturday's game with Swindon Town goes ahead. Reds already have an excellent relationship with Sussex CCC and will be making use of their super-sopper between now and Saturday. The Water Blotter acts like a giant sponge and can soak up thousands of gallons of water from the surface. Chief Executive Richard Low said: "Unfortunately there is more rain forecast for Friday so we have to take every precaution to ensure the game goes ahead. 'We have a great relationship with the cricket club and contacted them earlier today and they have two super-soppers for different surfaces which soak up water, one of which can definitely help our groundstaff in the build-up to the game. SAPFanSTFC
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10:03pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

...errr EXCUSE ME!!..ADVERTISER!!??

.....
With reference to your 9.54pm post listing all the wonderful articles - please could you add the best and much in demand:
-- PREDICTIONS LEAGUE!!!! - Questions for the Crawley match!!
...
:-)
...errr EXCUSE ME!!..ADVERTISER!!?? ..... With reference to your 9.54pm post listing all the wonderful articles - please could you add the best and much in demand: -- PREDICTIONS LEAGUE!!!! - Questions for the Crawley match!! ... :-) SAPFanSTFC
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10:03pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Last time we were in this position there was a foul up with the fax machine at the last minute, lets hope they either got it fixed or launched it into a bin and bought new one.
Last time we were in this position there was a foul up with the fax machine at the last minute, lets hope they either got it fixed or launched it into a bin and bought new one. the wizard
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10:06pm Thu 31 Jan 13

hornet says...

Nigel, Denver CO wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
the wizard wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Guv wrote: still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth!
You couldn't even answer the simplest of questions yesterday so why you think that people give two hoots as to what you type I've no idea.....crawl back to your little dark hole and think up your next master plan to irritate the masses.
I think he is a WUM'er but also one of us, sad.
I knew that chimp was talking b0llox last night. Didnt stop me sh1tting myself though!!! Louis :-((
his comments are as wide of the mark as a dossevi shot.

and that's pretty f'ing wide. Guv is going out for a throw in.
Guv might be as popular at the moment as jigsaw in the saw films but Tecnicaly he hasn't got anything wrong yet

LET THE GAMES BEGIN ?..
[quote][p][bold]Nigel, Denver CO[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth![/p][/quote]You couldn't even answer the simplest of questions yesterday so why you think that people give two hoots as to what you type I've no idea.....crawl back to your little dark hole and think up your next master plan to irritate the masses.[/p][/quote]I think he is a WUM'er but also one of us, sad.[/p][/quote]I knew that chimp was talking b0llox last night. Didnt stop me sh1tting myself though!!! Louis :-(([/p][/quote]his comments are as wide of the mark as a dossevi shot. and that's pretty f'ing wide. Guv is going out for a throw in.[/p][/quote]Guv might be as popular at the moment as jigsaw in the saw films but Tecnicaly he hasn't got anything wrong yet LET THE GAMES BEGIN ?.. hornet
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10:06pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
Sap, thanks mate. Coping ok, keeping very busy, lots to do. Funeral next week. And then there's the whole probate thing. Gonna take 3 months plus. Season will be over before thats all sorted.
Thinking of you!....look after those girls!!
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: Sap, thanks mate. Coping ok, keeping very busy, lots to do. Funeral next week. And then there's the whole probate thing. Gonna take 3 months plus. Season will be over before thats all sorted.[/p][/quote]Thinking of you!....look after those girls!! SAPFanSTFC
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10:06pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

Can't see what the hold up is the only thing I can think is the club want to announce the 3 signings together or the FL are not going to sanction the deals which would not surprise me???

Getting worried
Can't see what the hold up is the only thing I can think is the club want to announce the 3 signings together or the FL are not going to sanction the deals which would not surprise me??? Getting worried grove red
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10:08pm Thu 31 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Nigel, Denver CO wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
the wizard wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Guv wrote: still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth!
You couldn't even answer the simplest of questions yesterday so why you think that people give two hoots as to what you type I've no idea.....crawl back to your little dark hole and think up your next master plan to irritate the masses.
I think he is a WUM'er but also one of us, sad.
I knew that chimp was talking b0llox last night. Didnt stop me sh1tting myself though!!! Louis :-((
his comments are as wide of the mark as a dossevi shot.

and that's pretty f'ing wide. Guv is going out for a throw in.
By the half-way line!!
...
As per Wiz...am ashamed to say that he may well be a Town person - not a fan for sure but certainly a Town WUMmer!
...
Anyway....all will be good and no one left today - just checked out Crawley as really concerned about the game given the state of their pitch on Tuesday plus all the fresh rain....needn't have worried as Sky in attendance so game will go ahead even with snorkels and flippers - BUT!!....
This from their site:
...just watch out for a sight screen across their goalmouth!! :-)
3-0 we only win 3-0, we only win 3-0 we only....actually fcuk it!!!! We only win 5-0, we only win 5-0..... :-0
=====
Water blotter will help get Swindon game on

The club are taking extra measures to make sure Saturday's game with Swindon Town goes ahead.

Reds already have an excellent relationship with Sussex CCC and will be making use of their super-sopper between now and Saturday.

The Water Blotter acts like a giant sponge and can soak up thousands of gallons of water from the surface.

Chief Executive Richard Low said: "Unfortunately there is more rain forecast for Friday so we have to take every precaution to ensure the game goes ahead.

'We have a great relationship with the cricket club and contacted them earlier today and they have two super-soppers for different surfaces which soak up water, one of which can definitely help our groundstaff in the build-up to the game.
Good post mate.

It'll prob be another Orient game
windy, wet and a real battle....
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nigel, Denver CO[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: still no players signed what a surprise. still not up to date yet? The takeover hasn't been completed fully. Why you are all here thinking players will sign is beyond me. The hint of what I was saying has already come from Cheltenham... Problems, oh yeah problems, just sit back, the roller coaster is about to go flying down hill. But Of course I'm so wrong and we replaced the player with 3 like the advertiser says. mmmmm Nobody will join us, a new page will be added by the swindon advertiser later pretending everything is ok and dandy, but it's all just a day or two away from the truth![/p][/quote]You couldn't even answer the simplest of questions yesterday so why you think that people give two hoots as to what you type I've no idea.....crawl back to your little dark hole and think up your next master plan to irritate the masses.[/p][/quote]I think he is a WUM'er but also one of us, sad.[/p][/quote]I knew that chimp was talking b0llox last night. Didnt stop me sh1tting myself though!!! Louis :-(([/p][/quote]his comments are as wide of the mark as a dossevi shot. and that's pretty f'ing wide. Guv is going out for a throw in.[/p][/quote]By the half-way line!! ... As per Wiz...am ashamed to say that he may well be a Town person - not a fan for sure but certainly a Town WUMmer! ... Anyway....all will be good and no one left today - just checked out Crawley as really concerned about the game given the state of their pitch on Tuesday plus all the fresh rain....needn't have worried as Sky in attendance so game will go ahead even with snorkels and flippers - BUT!!.... This from their site: ...just watch out for a sight screen across their goalmouth!! :-) 3-0 we only win 3-0, we only win 3-0 we only....actually fcuk it!!!! We only win 5-0, we only win 5-0..... :-0 ===== Water blotter will help get Swindon game on The club are taking extra measures to make sure Saturday's game with Swindon Town goes ahead. Reds already have an excellent relationship with Sussex CCC and will be making use of their super-sopper between now and Saturday. The Water Blotter acts like a giant sponge and can soak up thousands of gallons of water from the surface. Chief Executive Richard Low said: "Unfortunately there is more rain forecast for Friday so we have to take every precaution to ensure the game goes ahead. 'We have a great relationship with the cricket club and contacted them earlier today and they have two super-soppers for different surfaces which soak up water, one of which can definitely help our groundstaff in the build-up to the game.[/p][/quote]Good post mate. It'll prob be another Orient game windy, wet and a real battle.... louiscassius
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10:09pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Sam Morshead @SamMorshead_SA

Plenty of phone calls. Lots of being hung up on, makes me guess there may be some negotiations ongoing still. #stfcadver



When they are ready they will tell you.
Sam Morshead @SamMorshead_SA Plenty of phone calls. Lots of being hung up on, makes me guess there may be some negotiations ongoing still. #stfcadver When they are ready they will tell you. the wizard
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10:10pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Nigel, Denver CO says...

the wizard wrote:
Last time we were in this position there was a foul up with the fax machine at the last minute, lets hope they either got it fixed or launched it into a bin and bought new one.
if that was when the fat greek was around i'm sure he unplugged it and sold it to buy his pies instead
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Last time we were in this position there was a foul up with the fax machine at the last minute, lets hope they either got it fixed or launched it into a bin and bought new one.[/p][/quote]if that was when the fat greek was around i'm sure he unplugged it and sold it to buy his pies instead Nigel, Denver CO
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10:12pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Guv says...

still no sign ups... Tomorrow you will all say guv was right. Surely you are all hearing alarm bells.

Phone is being hung up for a reason!
still no sign ups... Tomorrow you will all say guv was right. Surely you are all hearing alarm bells. Phone is being hung up for a reason! Guv
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10:14pm Thu 31 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

Come on Paolo!!

Do your thing......

Make the Town faithful happy

You can talk these guys round!!

We want all three, Marlon, Danny and Bradley......

Then we can lead an assault on 1st place in League 1!!
Come on Paolo!! Do your thing...... Make the Town faithful happy You can talk these guys round!! We want all three, Marlon, Danny and Bradley...... Then we can lead an assault on 1st place in League 1!! louiscassius
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10:15pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

Breaking news the pizza delivery lad has just signed a four and a half inch pizza. Pdc was amazed at how many he could balance on his head.
Breaking news the pizza delivery lad has just signed a four and a half inch pizza. Pdc was amazed at how many he could balance on his head. grove red
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10:16pm Thu 31 Jan 13

hornet says...

As I have every confidante in our FA fit a proper clearance still have somthing in the back of my mind saying 2 days after the government stated the want to clamp down on the FA

They might start with a guy from Banbury
As I have every confidante in our FA fit a proper clearance still have somthing in the back of my mind saying 2 days after the government stated the want to clamp down on the FA They might start with a guy from Banbury hornet
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10:16pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

louiscassius wrote:
Come on Paolo!!

Do your thing......

Make the Town faithful happy

You can talk these guys round!!

We want all three, Marlon, Danny and Bradley......

Then we can lead an assault on 1st place in League 1!!
See Den, I'm not the only one on first name terms
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Come on Paolo!! Do your thing...... Make the Town faithful happy You can talk these guys round!! We want all three, Marlon, Danny and Bradley...... Then we can lead an assault on 1st place in League 1!![/p][/quote]See Den, I'm not the only one on first name terms Rebel_phish
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10:17pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

I see the pox want to sign Luke McCormick that goalie out of prison who trained here a while.
I see the pox want to sign Luke McCormick that goalie out of prison who trained here a while. Di kanny oh
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10:18pm Thu 31 Jan 13

dave bamber`s caravan says...

Guv wrote:
still no sign ups... Tomorrow you will all say guv was right. Surely you are all hearing alarm bells.

Phone is being hung up for a reason!
Come on off you trot to bed now, you've got school in the morning.
Dont forget to brush them teethy pegs now!!
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: still no sign ups... Tomorrow you will all say guv was right. Surely you are all hearing alarm bells. Phone is being hung up for a reason![/p][/quote]Come on off you trot to bed now, you've got school in the morning. Dont forget to brush them teethy pegs now!! dave bamber`s caravan
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10:20pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Nigel, Denver CO says...

Guv wrote:
still no sign ups... Tomorrow you will all say guv was right. Surely you are all hearing alarm bells. Phone is being hung up for a reason!
ok dipsh!t. Read this link

http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Marlon_Pack


What does the first paragraph say?
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: still no sign ups... Tomorrow you will all say guv was right. Surely you are all hearing alarm bells. Phone is being hung up for a reason![/p][/quote]ok dipsh!t. Read this link http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Marlon_Pack What does the first paragraph say? Nigel, Denver CO
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10:20pm Thu 31 Jan 13

hornet says...

Nigel, Denver CO wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Last time we were in this position there was a foul up with the fax machine at the last minute, lets hope they either got it fixed or launched it into a bin and bought new one.
if that was when the fat greek was around i'm sure he unplugged it and sold it to buy his pies instead
No foul up Town didn't use Fax then it was all done in brown envelops at service stations
[quote][p][bold]Nigel, Denver CO[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Last time we were in this position there was a foul up with the fax machine at the last minute, lets hope they either got it fixed or launched it into a bin and bought new one.[/p][/quote]if that was when the fat greek was around i'm sure he unplugged it and sold it to buy his pies instead[/p][/quote]No foul up Town didn't use Fax then it was all done in brown envelops at service stations hornet
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10:22pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

Guv wrote:
still no sign ups... Tomorrow you will all say guv was right. Surely you are all hearing alarm bells.

Phone is being hung up for a reason!
Are you still here If you were a wasp you would have been flattened by now "splat". go on other sites like BBC Wilts and South London news and read their news as the adver like to take their time on these things.
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: still no sign ups... Tomorrow you will all say guv was right. Surely you are all hearing alarm bells. Phone is being hung up for a reason![/p][/quote]Are you still here If you were a wasp you would have been flattened by now "splat". go on other sites like BBC Wilts and South London news and read their news as the adver like to take their time on these things. Di kanny oh
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10:25pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Wasn't the fax blamed when the original Benson deal didn't go through, allegedly arrived late ?
Wasn't the fax blamed when the original Benson deal didn't go through, allegedly arrived late ? the wizard
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10:26pm Thu 31 Jan 13

old town robin says...

So the water blotter and the super sopper's will be out in force, puts Colchester and orient to shame, good on the creepies for doing the best to get the game on.
So the water blotter and the super sopper's will be out in force, puts Colchester and orient to shame, good on the creepies for doing the best to get the game on. old town robin
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10:29pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Guv says...

anyone can edit a page on wikipedia, shall i tell the truth about swindon on it's page.
anyone can edit a page on wikipedia, shall i tell the truth about swindon on it's page. Guv
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10:29pm Thu 31 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

Oxford United have signed goalkeeper Luke McCormick from Blue Square Bet South side Truro City.

The 29-year-old, who came through the youth ranks at Plymouth Argyle, moves to the U's until the end of the season.

In October 2008, he was jailed for causing the death of two children by dangerous driving , and served half of his four-year-and-seven-
month sentence.

His last Football League game was Argyle's Championship clash against Wolves in May 2008.
Oxford United have signed goalkeeper Luke McCormick from Blue Square Bet South side Truro City. The 29-year-old, who came through the youth ranks at Plymouth Argyle, moves to the U's until the end of the season. In October 2008, he was jailed for causing the death of two children by dangerous driving , and served half of his four-year-and-seven- month sentence. His last Football League game was Argyle's Championship clash against Wolves in May 2008. louiscassius
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10:30pm Thu 31 Jan 13

hornet says...

Nigel, Denver CO wrote:
Guv wrote:
still no sign ups... Tomorrow you will all say guv was right. Surely you are all hearing alarm bells. Phone is being hung up for a reason!
ok dipsh!t. Read this link

http://en.wikipedia.

org/wiki/Marlon_Pack



What does the first paragraph say?
OUCH Quote Dipshit then link Wikipedia pot kettle black ?..
[quote][p][bold]Nigel, Denver CO[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: still no sign ups... Tomorrow you will all say guv was right. Surely you are all hearing alarm bells. Phone is being hung up for a reason![/p][/quote]ok dipsh!t. Read this link http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Marlon_Pack What does the first paragraph say?[/p][/quote]OUCH Quote Dipshit then link Wikipedia pot kettle black ?.. hornet
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10:31pm Thu 31 Jan 13

mancrobin says...

Nikki Nythe wrote:
Hi everyone, first time poster, so please be nice :)

I have been monitoring all of the posts of the past few days, I have been very lucky, supporting town from the age of 5 when my dad would take me to every home game and some away ones.

Last night that Gov had me worried and although a lot of tosh appears to have come from him I am slightly concerned at how calm Palo is, he also seems to mention until Summer a lot, as if he is planning on leaving us.

I sure hope these new owners do have what it takes to support the club (not by investing millions) just running our club correctly, I would happily get promoted and live in the real world as a decent mid table championship club for the next 5 years, I am sure most of us real supporters would, but only if we can for once have a real, loyal, board.

I do have bad feelings at the moment, some worries and a couple of things I have heard from someone who works in the admin of the club. I am not hear to post rubbish, but I am sure all of us have one thing in mind, to move forward, so please Gov, go away unless you can prove what you are saying which I do not expect. It's hard enough being a supporter these days with the costs involced (for us fans) it's not helping if you are a true support as there are lot's of supporters who will avoid the club if they feel problems are surfacing. Please, if you support us, stand by us.
Totally agree with your apirations Nikki and hope that we can make that more of a reality via the Trust.

In terms of what's in stall for the club in the immediate future, I think th best advice is to wait and see what actually happens and take any rumour with an industrial loa of salt.

Keep posting!
[quote][p][bold]Nikki Nythe[/bold] wrote: Hi everyone, first time poster, so please be nice :) I have been monitoring all of the posts of the past few days, I have been very lucky, supporting town from the age of 5 when my dad would take me to every home game and some away ones. Last night that Gov had me worried and although a lot of tosh appears to have come from him I am slightly concerned at how calm Palo is, he also seems to mention until Summer a lot, as if he is planning on leaving us. I sure hope these new owners do have what it takes to support the club (not by investing millions) just running our club correctly, I would happily get promoted and live in the real world as a decent mid table championship club for the next 5 years, I am sure most of us real supporters would, but only if we can for once have a real, loyal, board. I do have bad feelings at the moment, some worries and a couple of things I have heard from someone who works in the admin of the club. I am not hear to post rubbish, but I am sure all of us have one thing in mind, to move forward, so please Gov, go away unless you can prove what you are saying which I do not expect. It's hard enough being a supporter these days with the costs involced (for us fans) it's not helping if you are a true support as there are lot's of supporters who will avoid the club if they feel problems are surfacing. Please, if you support us, stand by us.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with your apirations Nikki and hope that we can make that more of a reality via the Trust. In terms of what's in stall for the club in the immediate future, I think th best advice is to wait and see what actually happens and take any rumour with an industrial loa of salt. Keep posting! mancrobin
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10:31pm Thu 31 Jan 13

London Red says...

Wiz - Ferry is the last for a reason - he is the best!
.
I was mad that Ritchie went but would have him go before Ferry any day of the week
.
Once today is finished first task for new board to do is sign Ferry up on a new long deal - he is who our entire team should be built around!
Wiz - Ferry is the last for a reason - he is the best! . I was mad that Ritchie went but would have him go before Ferry any day of the week . Once today is finished first task for new board to do is sign Ferry up on a new long deal - he is who our entire team should be built around! London Red
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10:34pm Thu 31 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

Guv wrote:
anyone can edit a page on wikipedia, shall i tell the truth about swindon on it's page.
Hey,

Mong do one!!

Your becoming a pain.........fast!

P1ss off back to where you came from freak........
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: anyone can edit a page on wikipedia, shall i tell the truth about swindon on it's page.[/p][/quote]Hey, Mong do one!! Your becoming a pain.........fast! P1ss off back to where you came from freak........ louiscassius
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10:37pm Thu 31 Jan 13

King Red says...

louiscassius wrote:
Oxford United have signed goalkeeper Luke McCormick from Blue Square Bet South side Truro City.

The 29-year-old, who came through the youth ranks at Plymouth Argyle, moves to the U's until the end of the season.

In October 2008, he was jailed for causing the death of two children by dangerous driving , and served half of his four-year-and-seven-

month sentence.

His last Football League game was Argyle's Championship clash against Wolves in May 2008.
He should never have walked through our gates. But at least he will feel at home now. Oxford United being called a football team is criminal..... Just like their new keeper
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Oxford United have signed goalkeeper Luke McCormick from Blue Square Bet South side Truro City. The 29-year-old, who came through the youth ranks at Plymouth Argyle, moves to the U's until the end of the season. In October 2008, he was jailed for causing the death of two children by dangerous driving , and served half of his four-year-and-seven- month sentence. His last Football League game was Argyle's Championship clash against Wolves in May 2008.[/p][/quote]He should never have walked through our gates. But at least he will feel at home now. Oxford United being called a football team is criminal..... Just like their new keeper King Red
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10:42pm Thu 31 Jan 13

hornet says...

2 scenarios here

1 we got know money and the players were never coming in the first place

2 PDC Is sorting the deals which means already done but not announced until 10.59.59 seconds as you know paolo never likes a drama
2 scenarios here 1 we got know money and the players were never coming in the first place 2 PDC Is sorting the deals which means already done but not announced until 10.59.59 seconds as you know paolo never likes a drama hornet
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10:44pm Thu 31 Jan 13

dave gar says...

whats going on ,,sam
whats going on ,,sam dave gar
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10:45pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

Do the adver make money from this forum as this news is certainly being dragged and may be they are on clicks which pays them money I don't know this really is slow news. I suppose we may get these players next week in the loan window should these not happen tonight.
Do the adver make money from this forum as this news is certainly being dragged and may be they are on clicks which pays them money I don't know this really is slow news. I suppose we may get these players next week in the loan window should these not happen tonight. Di kanny oh
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10:46pm Thu 31 Jan 13

REDROM says...

Just heard for the "Gov" ....................
..Wayne Rooney was seen leaving Burger King with Sir Alex. apparently there sick of all there money and want to manage and play for Swindon....
Just heard for the "Gov" .................... ..Wayne Rooney was seen leaving Burger King with Sir Alex. apparently there sick of all there money and want to manage and play for Swindon.... REDROM
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10:47pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Just had a phone call from Bert Reynolds, and he tells me GUV is the son of Sheriff Buppert T Justice, and his mate Rosco P Coltrane calls him a DDDDDDip-Stick lol
Just had a phone call from Bert Reynolds, and he tells me GUV is the son of Sheriff Buppert T Justice, and his mate Rosco P Coltrane calls him a DDDDDDip-Stick lol the wizard
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10:47pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Guv says...

Mr Black has not arrived at the CG, he is needed as he is still the owner, without him, no deals! No players will be joining tonight, fact!

A real dissaointment, I said hold on, and I mean hold on, wait a day or maybe two and watch the announcement, you are all getting angry because you know I am talking what you are all fearing and deep down you are hoping and praying I I am a BS, but every minute now is showing you I am not, I am a seriously worried fan who knows the club is in trouble
Mr Black has not arrived at the CG, he is needed as he is still the owner, without him, no deals! No players will be joining tonight, fact! A real dissaointment, I said hold on, and I mean hold on, wait a day or maybe two and watch the announcement, you are all getting angry because you know I am talking what you are all fearing and deep down you are hoping and praying I I am a BS, but every minute now is showing you I am not, I am a seriously worried fan who knows the club is in trouble Guv
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10:48pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

10 mins to go has the phone or pens not working come on we want some positive news ASAP
10 mins to go has the phone or pens not working come on we want some positive news ASAP grove red
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10:48pm Thu 31 Jan 13

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Can we still get emerg loan signings after 2day ??
Can we still get emerg loan signings after 2day ?? DarrenSTFCRomain
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10:48pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

I would like to thank Sam and all at the Adver for their stirling work thoughout today. They may have been slow, you may not have liked whet the have reported, but a grand job all the same.

Now, just give us the news that we have all been waiting for..... WHO have we really signed?!!!!
I would like to thank Sam and all at the Adver for their stirling work thoughout today. They may have been slow, you may not have liked whet the have reported, but a grand job all the same. Now, just give us the news that we have all been waiting for..... WHO have we really signed?!!!! Rebel_phish
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10:48pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

London Red wrote:
Wiz - Ferry is the last for a reason - he is the best!
.
I was mad that Ritchie went but would have him go before Ferry any day of the week
.
Once today is finished first task for new board to do is sign Ferry up on a new long deal - he is who our entire team should be built around!
I know Flint isn't flavour of the month with PDC, but I think all the F words are key: Foderingham + Flint + Ferry = Future
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Wiz - Ferry is the last for a reason - he is the best! . I was mad that Ritchie went but would have him go before Ferry any day of the week . Once today is finished first task for new board to do is sign Ferry up on a new long deal - he is who our entire team should be built around![/p][/quote]I know Flint isn't flavour of the month with PDC, but I think all the F words are key: Foderingham + Flint + Ferry = Future Oi Den!
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10:52pm Thu 31 Jan 13

old town robin says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
I see the pox want to sign Luke McCormick that goalie out of prison who trained here a while.
Di Kanny, you are right he has moved to the Pox. Personally think he has paid his dues and really don't care a toss who he signs for, he has talent, but still has the same issue if he had signed for us, he will get a lot of abuse from the opposition that could effect him and his team.

The only issue that p1sses me off is the abuse we got from the yellow bellies when JW gave him the chance to train with us as part of his rehabitation into getting his career back on line and even though we declined to sign him we were still demonised as the lowest of the low.

I would ask our posters not to go on their site with comments, just hold it in reserve for future attacks on our great club
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: I see the pox want to sign Luke McCormick that goalie out of prison who trained here a while.[/p][/quote]Di Kanny, you are right he has moved to the Pox. Personally think he has paid his dues and really don't care a toss who he signs for, he has talent, but still has the same issue if he had signed for us, he will get a lot of abuse from the opposition that could effect him and his team. The only issue that p1sses me off is the abuse we got from the yellow bellies when JW gave him the chance to train with us as part of his rehabitation into getting his career back on line and even though we declined to sign him we were still demonised as the lowest of the low. I would ask our posters not to go on their site with comments, just hold it in reserve for future attacks on our great club old town robin
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10:53pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

Very worried like watching paint dry
Very worried like watching paint dry grove red
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10:54pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Guv wrote:
still no sign ups... Tomorrow you will all say guv was right. Surely you are all hearing alarm bells.

Phone is being hung up for a reason!
You poor dad lonely fcuk....Wes going - errr nope - PdC going.....err nope
...errrmmmm not even going to bother recounting your other drivel....
Have you REALLy got NOThiNG else you can do - soooo sad
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: still no sign ups... Tomorrow you will all say guv was right. Surely you are all hearing alarm bells. Phone is being hung up for a reason![/p][/quote]You poor dad lonely fcuk....Wes going - errr nope - PdC going.....err nope ...errrmmmm not even going to bother recounting your other drivel.... Have you REALLy got NOThiNG else you can do - soooo sad SAPFanSTFC
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10:56pm Thu 31 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

Just Hold Tight,

Please god help us!!!!
Just Hold Tight, Please god help us!!!! louiscassius
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10:58pm Thu 31 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

Please god......someone say something..........a
nything!!!
Please god......someone say something..........a nything!!! louiscassius
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11:00pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Guv wrote:
Mr Black has not arrived at the CG, he is needed as he is still the owner, without him, no deals! No players will be joining tonight, fact!

A real dissaointment, I said hold on, and I mean hold on, wait a day or maybe two and watch the announcement, you are all getting angry because you know I am talking what you are all fearing and deep down you are hoping and praying I I am a BS, but every minute now is showing you I am not, I am a seriously worried fan who knows the club is in trouble
T0ssur.....go to bed!!!...d1ck ed!!!
-----
Loans do 't to be resolved for 10days yet!
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: Mr Black has not arrived at the CG, he is needed as he is still the owner, without him, no deals! No players will be joining tonight, fact! A real dissaointment, I said hold on, and I mean hold on, wait a day or maybe two and watch the announcement, you are all getting angry because you know I am talking what you are all fearing and deep down you are hoping and praying I I am a BS, but every minute now is showing you I am not, I am a seriously worried fan who knows the club is in trouble[/p][/quote]T0ssur.....go to bed!!!...d1ck ed!!! ----- Loans do 't to be resolved for 10days yet! SAPFanSTFC
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11:01pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

Phil spencer just signed no not that one the property man come to sell our land.
Phil spencer just signed no not that one the property man come to sell our land. grove red
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11:01pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Surely there will be some sort of announcement tonight one way or the other explaining all of this, will the Adver be waiting to report this, as the evening is far from over.
Surely there will be some sort of announcement tonight one way or the other explaining all of this, will the Adver be waiting to report this, as the evening is far from over. the wizard
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11:04pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Custodian says...

The window is closed. It's now time to draw the curtains.
The window is closed. It's now time to draw the curtains. Custodian
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11:05pm Thu 31 Jan 13

1STFC! says...

Apparently Sam tweeted he has had a "not so good phone call" but wants clarity before causing any "unnecessary fuss" as he put it
Apparently Sam tweeted he has had a "not so good phone call" but wants clarity before causing any "unnecessary fuss" as he put it 1STFC!
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11:07pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Guv says...

Official - no signings. It's 100% official, Mr black would not sign these players, it was all pinned on agreement being sorted today with new owners, it's not happened. Administration is now in the pipeline.
Official - no signings. It's 100% official, Mr black would not sign these players, it was all pinned on agreement being sorted today with new owners, it's not happened. Administration is now in the pipeline. Guv
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11:08pm Thu 31 Jan 13

igiwigi says...

COME ON PAULO

"GIVE US A WAVE"
COME ON PAULO "GIVE US A WAVE" igiwigi
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11:09pm Thu 31 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

Guv wrote:
Official - no signings. It's 100% official, Mr black would not sign these players, it was all pinned on agreement being sorted today with new owners, it's not happened. Administration is now in the pipeline.
Dick ed.....

Fook Off........
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: Official - no signings. It's 100% official, Mr black would not sign these players, it was all pinned on agreement being sorted today with new owners, it's not happened. Administration is now in the pipeline.[/p][/quote]Dick ed..... Fook Off........ louiscassius
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11:09pm Thu 31 Jan 13

dave gar says...

what a disgracefull way to treat fans ,,sam do you agree ?
what a disgracefull way to treat fans ,,sam do you agree ? dave gar
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11:12pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Guv says...

ok here is the truth, you didn't want it but this is how I understand it.

Get ready for promotion next year, why? because we aren't going to be signing anyone, we will have 10 points deducted. Bournemouth will get promoted, then Richie will be worth another £250,000 cash to us. Very clever move from someone eh? Sorry, but you wanted it.

P is ready to walk....
ok here is the truth, you didn't want it but this is how I understand it. Get ready for promotion next year, why? because we aren't going to be signing anyone, we will have 10 points deducted. Bournemouth will get promoted, then Richie will be worth another £250,000 cash to us. Very clever move from someone eh? Sorry, but you wanted it. P is ready to walk.... Guv
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11:13pm Thu 31 Jan 13

mustard red says...

Fed up now. Only happens at Swindon.
Fed up now. Only happens at Swindon. mustard red
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11:13pm Thu 31 Jan 13

swindonjason says...

Guv wrote:
Official - no signings. It's 100% official, Mr black would not sign these players, it was all pinned on agreement being sorted today with new owners, it's not happened. Administration is now in the pipeline.
Total tripe!

Look at the Cheltenham website. It says that Pack has joined Swindon in exchange for Luke Rooney.
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: Official - no signings. It's 100% official, Mr black would not sign these players, it was all pinned on agreement being sorted today with new owners, it's not happened. Administration is now in the pipeline.[/p][/quote]Total tripe! Look at the Cheltenham website. It says that Pack has joined Swindon in exchange for Luke Rooney. swindonjason
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11:13pm Thu 31 Jan 13

UnbelievableJeff says...

League not ratifying loan deals involving Swindon at the moment. Stands to reason, how can a club with no
official owners take on players??
League not ratifying loan deals involving Swindon at the moment. Stands to reason, how can a club with no official owners take on players?? UnbelievableJeff
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11:13pm Thu 31 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

Oh my god

I'm off to bed....

F00k this,,........

disgraceful........

I tell ya what....i might start supporting rugby......

What an awful way to treat loyal fans.....

Guv,.....please just fook off you cont!!!
Oh my god I'm off to bed.... F00k this,,........ disgraceful........ I tell ya what....i might start supporting rugby...... What an awful way to treat loyal fans..... Guv,.....please just fook off you cont!!! louiscassius
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11:13pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

11:10pm

The Advertiser has been told the Football League is not ratifying loan deals involving Swindon Town at this stage.

It is unclear what this will mean to prospective transfers, but we are hoping to hear from the club soon.

Am now reaching for the Brandy bottle.
11:10pm The Advertiser has been told the Football League is not ratifying loan deals involving Swindon Town at this stage. It is unclear what this will mean to prospective transfers, but we are hoping to hear from the club soon. Am now reaching for the Brandy bottle. the wizard
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11:14pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Lambourn Red says...

Football League is the issue they wont rubber stamp any deals to stfc at the moment , suggests the club got the paperwork all in on time . very interesting as to where that leaves us if the takeover is finalised in the next 48 hours surely these deals should go through .
Football League is the issue they wont rubber stamp any deals to stfc at the moment , suggests the club got the paperwork all in on time . very interesting as to where that leaves us if the takeover is finalised in the next 48 hours surely these deals should go through . Lambourn Red
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11:14pm Thu 31 Jan 13

mike1990 says...

Guv wrote:
Official - no signings. It's 100% official, Mr black would not sign these players, it was all pinned on agreement being sorted today with new owners, it's not happened. Administration is now in the pipeline.
You really are a sad case,you know nothing,your full of ****,just a waste of space,just do one and get a life.
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: Official - no signings. It's 100% official, Mr black would not sign these players, it was all pinned on agreement being sorted today with new owners, it's not happened. Administration is now in the pipeline.[/p][/quote]You really are a sad case,you know nothing,your full of ****,just a waste of space,just do one and get a life. mike1990
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11:16pm Thu 31 Jan 13

swindonjason says...

Guv wrote:
ok here is the truth, you didn't want it but this is how I understand it. Get ready for promotion next year, why? because we aren't going to be signing anyone, we will have 10 points deducted. Bournemouth will get promoted, then Richie will be worth another £250,000 cash to us. Very clever move from someone eh? Sorry, but you wanted it. P is ready to walk....
I'm quite happy to be ready for promotion next year
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: ok here is the truth, you didn't want it but this is how I understand it. Get ready for promotion next year, why? because we aren't going to be signing anyone, we will have 10 points deducted. Bournemouth will get promoted, then Richie will be worth another £250,000 cash to us. Very clever move from someone eh? Sorry, but you wanted it. P is ready to walk....[/p][/quote]I'm quite happy to be ready for promotion next year swindonjason
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11:16pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

I suppose its the emergency loan window now if they still want to come here that is. I suppose the news that no other players have left as that pilllock Guv kept referring to yesterday is great news. So its full squad minus Richie and a couple of injured players I can cope with that. I would guess the football League have to approve the takeover first before allowing us to sign players.
I suppose its the emergency loan window now if they still want to come here that is. I suppose the news that no other players have left as that pilllock Guv kept referring to yesterday is great news. So its full squad minus Richie and a couple of injured players I can cope with that. I would guess the football League have to approve the takeover first before allowing us to sign players. Di kanny oh
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11:17pm Thu 31 Jan 13

ciclosporindorset says...

Guv wrote:
Mr Black has not arrived at the CG, he is needed as he is still the owner, without him, no deals! No players will be joining tonight, fact!

A real dissaointment, I said hold on, and I mean hold on, wait a day or maybe two and watch the announcement, you are all getting angry because you know I am talking what you are all fearing and deep down you are hoping and praying I I am a BS, but every minute now is showing you I am not, I am a seriously worried fan who knows the club is in trouble
Sir, I have no idea if you have any info beyond the rest of us. I do however feel you are being malicious and playing on the fears of others. Please cease, whilst I do not especially take notice of you, I do believe you to be something of a cyber bully simply for your persistent claims. So stop!
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: Mr Black has not arrived at the CG, he is needed as he is still the owner, without him, no deals! No players will be joining tonight, fact! A real dissaointment, I said hold on, and I mean hold on, wait a day or maybe two and watch the announcement, you are all getting angry because you know I am talking what you are all fearing and deep down you are hoping and praying I I am a BS, but every minute now is showing you I am not, I am a seriously worried fan who knows the club is in trouble[/p][/quote]Sir, I have no idea if you have any info beyond the rest of us. I do however feel you are being malicious and playing on the fears of others. Please cease, whilst I do not especially take notice of you, I do believe you to be something of a cyber bully simply for your persistent claims. So stop! ciclosporindorset
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11:18pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

mike1990 wrote:
Guv wrote:
Official - no signings. It's 100% official, Mr black would not sign these players, it was all pinned on agreement being sorted today with new owners, it's not happened. Administration is now in the pipeline.
You really are a sad case,you know nothing,your full of ****,just a waste of space,just do one and get a life.
Just ignore him he's waffled and
squirmed for 2 nights on here and determined to irritate with his thoughts and wind ups .... seems to crave our attention - his problem not ours..
[quote][p][bold]mike1990[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: Official - no signings. It's 100% official, Mr black would not sign these players, it was all pinned on agreement being sorted today with new owners, it's not happened. Administration is now in the pipeline.[/p][/quote]You really are a sad case,you know nothing,your full of ****,just a waste of space,just do one and get a life.[/p][/quote]Just ignore him he's waffled and squirmed for 2 nights on here and determined to irritate with his thoughts and wind ups .... seems to crave our attention - his problem not ours.. Chish and Fips
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11:19pm Thu 31 Jan 13

midland red says...

The Advertiser has been told the Football League is not ratifying loan deals involving Swindon Town at this stage.

So that's it then!!! Off to bed for me!
What a waste of time!
The Advertiser has been told the Football League is not ratifying loan deals involving Swindon Town at this stage. So that's it then!!! Off to bed for me! What a waste of time! midland red
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11:19pm Thu 31 Jan 13

LeckhamptonROBIN says...

Guv wrote:
Official - no signings. It's 100% official, Mr black would not sign these players, it was all pinned on agreement being sorted today with new owners, it's not happened. Administration is now in the pipeline.
Guv, I think I have a good idea of who you are, and as a result, I am seriously worried about the future of our club from what you have stated to date.

I think that now might be the time to volunteer more information than the sound bites provided so far and to take the lid off the story that lies beneath.
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: Official - no signings. It's 100% official, Mr black would not sign these players, it was all pinned on agreement being sorted today with new owners, it's not happened. Administration is now in the pipeline.[/p][/quote]Guv, I think I have a good idea of who you are, and as a result, I am seriously worried about the future of our club from what you have stated to date. I think that now might be the time to volunteer more information than the sound bites provided so far and to take the lid off the story that lies beneath. LeckhamptonROBIN
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11:20pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

Guv wrote:
Official - no signings. It's 100% official, Mr black would not sign these players, it was all pinned on agreement being sorted today with new owners, it's not happened. Administration is now in the pipeline.
It was nothing to do with Black you silly little boy it was the fact that the football league still have not agreed the takeover god you are one thick sad dude.
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: Official - no signings. It's 100% official, Mr black would not sign these players, it was all pinned on agreement being sorted today with new owners, it's not happened. Administration is now in the pipeline.[/p][/quote]It was nothing to do with Black you silly little boy it was the fact that the football league still have not agreed the takeover god you are one thick sad dude. Di kanny oh
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11:21pm Thu 31 Jan 13

mike1990 says...

Guv wrote:
ok here is the truth, you didn't want it but this is how I understand it.

Get ready for promotion next year, why? because we aren't going to be signing anyone, we will have 10 points deducted. Bournemouth will get promoted, then Richie will be worth another £250,000 cash to us. Very clever move from someone eh? Sorry, but you wanted it.

P is ready to walk....
Serial fruit cake go take your medication you need some serious help ,the men in white coats we be looking for you.
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: ok here is the truth, you didn't want it but this is how I understand it. Get ready for promotion next year, why? because we aren't going to be signing anyone, we will have 10 points deducted. Bournemouth will get promoted, then Richie will be worth another £250,000 cash to us. Very clever move from someone eh? Sorry, but you wanted it. P is ready to walk....[/p][/quote]Serial fruit cake go take your medication you need some serious help ,the men in white coats we be looking for you. mike1990
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11:21pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Couchy125 says...

Now come on. Who have you signed. We have done well at dean court. What about you lot. Are you pleased with the window?
Now come on. Who have you signed. We have done well at dean court. What about you lot. Are you pleased with the window? Couchy125
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11:23pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Pewsham Red says...

Guv wrote:
ok here is the truth, you didn't want it but this is how I understand it.

Get ready for promotion next year, why? because we aren't going to be signing anyone, we will have 10 points deducted. Bournemouth will get promoted, then Richie will be worth another £250,000 cash to us. Very clever move from someone eh? Sorry, but you wanted it.

P is ready to walk....
Guv, don't you get the message. We aren't interested in your pointless drivel. Most of what you have said has been crap and you seem to be the first to give us 'news' just after it becomes official.

We don't care what you think, or what your motives are - just please clear off and keep your opinions to yourself.
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: ok here is the truth, you didn't want it but this is how I understand it. Get ready for promotion next year, why? because we aren't going to be signing anyone, we will have 10 points deducted. Bournemouth will get promoted, then Richie will be worth another £250,000 cash to us. Very clever move from someone eh? Sorry, but you wanted it. P is ready to walk....[/p][/quote]Guv, don't you get the message. We aren't interested in your pointless drivel. Most of what you have said has been crap and you seem to be the first to give us 'news' just after it becomes official. We don't care what you think, or what your motives are - just please clear off and keep your opinions to yourself. Pewsham Red
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11:23pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

Not too surprising. Let's just hope it's because the club is in limbo at the moment and not because there are specific doubts about the prospective new owners. Have to say I thought it was all bit smelly yesterday and I still feel the same way now. Not bothered about whether we sign these players or not but I feel everything's on a knife edge.
Not too surprising. Let's just hope it's because the club is in limbo at the moment and not because there are specific doubts about the prospective new owners. Have to say I thought it was all bit smelly yesterday and I still feel the same way now. Not bothered about whether we sign these players or not but I feel everything's on a knife edge. Oi Den!
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11:26pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

I would guess that the player deals have been agreed and will be further sanctioned when the Football League confirm the takeover. Otherwise the deals which are loans will take place next week. Nothing to do with Andrew Black "Guv " you silly twaat.
I would guess that the player deals have been agreed and will be further sanctioned when the Football League confirm the takeover. Otherwise the deals which are loans will take place next week. Nothing to do with Andrew Black "Guv " you silly twaat. Di kanny oh
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11:26pm Thu 31 Jan 13

igiwigi says...

How come that we have supposed to sign these players earlier.
All along swindon must have known that the football league has to ratify the sale.
We all have been strung along by the media!!!
How come that we have supposed to sign these players earlier. All along swindon must have known that the football league has to ratify the sale. We all have been strung along by the media!!! igiwigi
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11:26pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Pewsham Red says...

Couchy125 wrote:
Now come on. Who have you signed. We have done well at dean court. What about you lot. Are you pleased with the window?
Yes thanks!
[quote][p][bold]Couchy125[/bold] wrote: Now come on. Who have you signed. We have done well at dean court. What about you lot. Are you pleased with the window?[/p][/quote]Yes thanks! Pewsham Red
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11:27pm Thu 31 Jan 13

KojaktheWarg says...

Couchy125 wrote:
Now come on. Who have you signed. We have done well at dean court. What about you lot. Are you pleased with the window?
Go away child.
[quote][p][bold]Couchy125[/bold] wrote: Now come on. Who have you signed. We have done well at dean court. What about you lot. Are you pleased with the window?[/p][/quote]Go away child. KojaktheWarg
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11:32pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Couchy125 says...

KojaktheWarg wrote:
Couchy125 wrote:
Now come on. Who have you signed. We have done well at dean court. What about you lot. Are you pleased with the window?
Go away child.
That's not very sporting old boy.
[quote][p][bold]KojaktheWarg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Couchy125[/bold] wrote: Now come on. Who have you signed. We have done well at dean court. What about you lot. Are you pleased with the window?[/p][/quote]Go away child.[/p][/quote]That's not very sporting old boy. Couchy125
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11:32pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Davidsyrett says...

swindonjason wrote:
Guv wrote:
ok here is the truth, you didn't want it but this is how I understand it. Get ready for promotion next year, why? because we aren't going to be signing anyone, we will have 10 points deducted. Bournemouth will get promoted, then Richie will be worth another £250,000 cash to us. Very clever move from someone eh? Sorry, but you wanted it. P is ready to walk....
I'm quite happy to be ready for promotion next year
So we're going up to the premiership then!!
[quote][p][bold]swindonjason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: ok here is the truth, you didn't want it but this is how I understand it. Get ready for promotion next year, why? because we aren't going to be signing anyone, we will have 10 points deducted. Bournemouth will get promoted, then Richie will be worth another £250,000 cash to us. Very clever move from someone eh? Sorry, but you wanted it. P is ready to walk....[/p][/quote]I'm quite happy to be ready for promotion next year[/p][/quote]So we're going up to the premiership then!! Davidsyrett
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11:33pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the don69 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Not too surprising. Let's just hope it's because the club is in limbo at the moment and not because there are specific doubts about the prospective new owners. Have to say I thought it was all bit smelly yesterday and I still feel the same way now. Not bothered about whether we sign these players or not but I feel everything's on a knife edge.
I agree Oi Den,but how can the Football League ratify loans to Portsmouth and not us,just unfair.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Not too surprising. Let's just hope it's because the club is in limbo at the moment and not because there are specific doubts about the prospective new owners. Have to say I thought it was all bit smelly yesterday and I still feel the same way now. Not bothered about whether we sign these players or not but I feel everything's on a knife edge.[/p][/quote]I agree Oi Den,but how can the Football League ratify loans to Portsmouth and not us,just unfair. the don69
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11:34pm Thu 31 Jan 13

donaldslovechild says...

donaldslovechild wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
grove red wrote:
Marlon Pack's deadline day move to Swindon Town has been delayed by circumstances out of Cheltenham Town's control.
Personal terms have been agreed, but complications thought to be linked to Swindon Town's recent takeover have put the move in jeopardy ahead of tonight's 11pm deadline.
I was thinking is this something to do with the takeover approval from the football league. If its loans then we may have to do them after next week when the loan window opens.
That was my concern. Can a club trade without League recognition/approval of the suitability/credibil

ity of the new owners?
I then thought that no professional consortium would overlook such a rudimentary condition of trade!
When can I stop bricking it?
Can't stand much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!
We're up, We're down but always Swindon Town.
Someone has f*****d up or am I wrong?
[quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: Marlon Pack's deadline day move to Swindon Town has been delayed by circumstances out of Cheltenham Town's control. Personal terms have been agreed, but complications thought to be linked to Swindon Town's recent takeover have put the move in jeopardy ahead of tonight's 11pm deadline.[/p][/quote]I was thinking is this something to do with the takeover approval from the football league. If its loans then we may have to do them after next week when the loan window opens.[/p][/quote]That was my concern. Can a club trade without League recognition/approval of the suitability/credibil ity of the new owners? I then thought that no professional consortium would overlook such a rudimentary condition of trade! When can I stop bricking it? Can't stand much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! We're up, We're down but always Swindon Town.[/p][/quote]Someone has f*****d up or am I wrong? donaldslovechild
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11:34pm Thu 31 Jan 13

swwindon61uk says...

Couchy125 wrote:
Now come on. Who have you signed. We have done well at dean court. What about you lot. Are you pleased with the window?
We are very happy with the players we have got or getting.

Come back in 2 months and let us know if you think Ritchie is worth £500,000, You might want to sign Paul Caddis from Birmingham City!
[quote][p][bold]Couchy125[/bold] wrote: Now come on. Who have you signed. We have done well at dean court. What about you lot. Are you pleased with the window?[/p][/quote]We are very happy with the players we have got or getting. Come back in 2 months and let us know if you think Ritchie is worth £500,000, You might want to sign Paul Caddis from Birmingham City! swwindon61uk
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11:34pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Pewsham Red says...

Couchy125 wrote:
KojaktheWarg wrote:
Couchy125 wrote:
Now come on. Who have you signed. We have done well at dean court. What about you lot. Are you pleased with the window?
Go away child.
That's not very sporting old boy.
Hurrah! The winner of the most pointless post of the day.
[quote][p][bold]Couchy125[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KojaktheWarg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Couchy125[/bold] wrote: Now come on. Who have you signed. We have done well at dean court. What about you lot. Are you pleased with the window?[/p][/quote]Go away child.[/p][/quote]That's not very sporting old boy.[/p][/quote]Hurrah! The winner of the most pointless post of the day. Pewsham Red
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11:36pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Time for a cheese sandwich, and chill.
Time for thought now. I would think if we have done the deals with these three players and it hasn't been ratified a certain Italian manager will be going berserk behind closed doors before giving any announcement. i'll bet the Audi gets a sound thrashing tonight lol.
Time for a cheese sandwich, and chill. Time for thought now. I would think if we have done the deals with these three players and it hasn't been ratified a certain Italian manager will be going berserk behind closed doors before giving any announcement. i'll bet the Audi gets a sound thrashing tonight lol. the wizard
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11:38pm Thu 31 Jan 13

old town robin says...

The Advertiser has been told the Football League is not ratifying loan deals involving Swindon Town at this stage.

It is unclear what this will mean to prospective transfers, but we are hoping to hear from the club soon.

Hmm, the only transfer is Ritchie, does that mean Ritchie is still our player? probably not. Why would the timing effect loanee's whose payments are not due until the end of February.

Embargo's, injuries, suspensions, postponed matches,takeovers, now FL stupid rules, everything is stacked against us, but you know what my small £50 bet is not yet lost.

The team we put out against Crawley and Colchester can still do the business, most important we did not lose any more key players as suggested by that dipstick Guv last night.

I would guess any loan deals will now be delayed until the loan window re-opens in one week by which time the transfer of ownership will be completed. No big deal the team we can put out against Crawley and Cochester is good enough to pick up points.