SWINDON TOWN: Former England captain interested in Town job

Terry Butcher is understood to be keen on the Swindon Town manager's job

Terry Butcher is understood to be keen on the Swindon Town manager's job

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A FORMER England captain is interested in the vacant managerial position at Swindon Town.

The Advertiser understands Terry Butcher, who skippered his country seven times over an international career spanning 77 caps, could be tempted from his role as boss of Scottish Premier League outfit Inverness.

Butcher recently came close to taking over at Barnsley following the dismissal of Keith Hill only to decide to stay over the border, while Doncaster have also failed to prise him from Scotland this season.

The 54-year-old’s glittering playing career featured spells at Ipswich and Rangers before he first took the step into management as a 31-year-old at Coventry in 1990.

Stints in the top job at Sunderland, Motherwell, Sydney FC and Brentford followed before he moved to Inverness in 2009.

Meanwhile, the Advertiser has learnt that former Derby and Hull boss Phil Brown is also keen to become the new manager at the County Ground.

Brown has not held a job in the game since December 2011, when he left Preston after an ill-fated spell in charge at Deepdale.

However, the Halifax and Bolton defender enjoyed unprecedented success during his time with Hull, where he led the Tigers to the top flight for the first time in their history following a 1-0 play-off final win over Bristol City in 2008.

He then managed to keep Hull in the Premier League the next season before being placed on gardening leave in 2010 as his side struggled to avoid the drop.

The Adver understands Brown recently applied for the manager’s post at Partick Thistle.

Both Butcher and Brown are big believers in youth development at football clubs and it is believed that the pair would be keen to integrate more of Swindon’s young talent into the first team.

Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink became the bookies’ favourite to take on the Town job last night, and it is understood that the Dutchman has contacted the consortium poised to take charge in Wiltshire.

Meanwhile, Tommy Miller and Darren Ward have been placed in temporary charge of the Robins.

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6:07am Thu 21 Feb 13

stfc2012 says...

Better to hear those names as opposed to Buckle and Newell.
Better to hear those names as opposed to Buckle and Newell. stfc2012
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6:12am Thu 21 Feb 13

EastleazeRed says...

Thats better ! Be happy with both of them , butcher is highly regarded in Scottish football and has done well ICT. Phil Brown did well at Hull city IMO his only downfall was publicly humiliating his players on the pitch , but were used to that after di canio. Jimmy Hassalbank ? Not the right time for a rookie boss .
Thats better ! Be happy with both of them , butcher is highly regarded in Scottish football and has done well ICT. Phil Brown did well at Hull city IMO his only downfall was publicly humiliating his players on the pitch , but were used to that after di canio. Jimmy Hassalbank ? Not the right time for a rookie boss . EastleazeRed
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6:16am Thu 21 Feb 13

aeg1955 says...

With butcher would come Malpass LOL
With butcher would come Malpass LOL aeg1955
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6:19am Thu 21 Feb 13

louiscassius says...

Thats better....

Whey better than my 2 from yesterday Buckle and Newell.

Butcher i like, i doubt he's had money to play with and done well.

And Brown; again not a bad shout......I'd be happy with either......

Hmmm, now Jimmy....thats a tricky one....

Young, keen, but i think to quiet and not hard enough in my opinion........

Butcher and Brown i think wouldnt take any cr*p from players.....But, i think they would deffo bring something a little extra to the table....

And wouldnt fall out and get rid of players (Caddis).....

Louis :-))))

Happier morning.......

Its getting brighter!!!
Thats better.... Whey better than my 2 from yesterday Buckle and Newell. Butcher i like, i doubt he's had money to play with and done well. And Brown; again not a bad shout......I'd be happy with either...... Hmmm, now Jimmy....thats a tricky one.... Young, keen, but i think to quiet and not hard enough in my opinion........ Butcher and Brown i think wouldnt take any cr*p from players.....But, i think they would deffo bring something a little extra to the table.... And wouldnt fall out and get rid of players (Caddis)..... Louis :-)))) Happier morning....... Its getting brighter!!! louiscassius
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6:20am Thu 21 Feb 13

clunge_meister says...

"Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
Takeover's tomorrow.
It's only a day away."
"Tomorrow! Tomorrow! Takeover's tomorrow. It's only a day away." clunge_meister
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6:26am Thu 21 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

I wonder if the Town have paid the milkman his bill...... Oh dear more delays
I wonder if the Town have paid the milkman his bill...... Oh dear more delays Chish and Fips
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6:28am Thu 21 Feb 13

louiscassius says...

Just been thinking...

Whoops, better stop that lol.

I thinkthe board will opt for Jimmy......

They might think fans have just lost Paolo, lets give them a name they know as a good footballer....

Its only a short term contract 14 games, if it works out great...

If not, we'll start the interview process again; without having to rush at the end of the season where we can take our time.....

Whats your views???

Louis :-)))
Just been thinking... Whoops, better stop that lol. I thinkthe board will opt for Jimmy...... They might think fans have just lost Paolo, lets give them a name they know as a good footballer.... Its only a short term contract 14 games, if it works out great... If not, we'll start the interview process again; without having to rush at the end of the season where we can take our time..... Whats your views??? Louis :-))) louiscassius
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6:33am Thu 21 Feb 13

Hemmbass says...

I don't post very often, but agree with most, the names today sound better than those mentioned yesterday.

As for the previous post saying 'with Butcher comes Malpas'. From what I can gather from a friend who lives in Scotland, Malpas is one of those people who are in the same group as Peter Shreeves, Don Howe, John Gorman - very good coaches, but c**p managers.
I don't post very often, but agree with most, the names today sound better than those mentioned yesterday. As for the previous post saying 'with Butcher comes Malpas'. From what I can gather from a friend who lives in Scotland, Malpas is one of those people who are in the same group as Peter Shreeves, Don Howe, John Gorman - very good coaches, but c**p managers. Hemmbass
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6:34am Thu 21 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

I think we need to be sure that the new manager is more down to earth and experienced.
Too much of a gamble for me Jimmy H - I like the sound of Phil Brown but worried with Butcher if Malpass tagged along for the ride.
There's loads more names that are going to be banded round yet, normally its an obscure one that gets the nod.
I think we need to be sure that the new manager is more down to earth and experienced. Too much of a gamble for me Jimmy H - I like the sound of Phil Brown but worried with Butcher if Malpass tagged along for the ride. There's loads more names that are going to be banded round yet, normally its an obscure one that gets the nod. Chish and Fips
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6:42am Thu 21 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

Butcher would be a very good choice.

Brown did brilliantly with Hull but is a bit of a 'Marmite' character.

Hasselbaink would be a gamble, but those have paid off for us in the past.

Adkins is still my first choice, although I don't know how realistic that is.
Butcher would be a very good choice. Brown did brilliantly with Hull but is a bit of a 'Marmite' character. Hasselbaink would be a gamble, but those have paid off for us in the past. Adkins is still my first choice, although I don't know how realistic that is. stfclondon
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6:50am Thu 21 Feb 13

Not so Smart Roger says...

I'd have no problem with Malpas returning as coach, but I'm not convinced about Butcher. Too many failures on his CV for my liking.
I'd have no problem with Malpas returning as coach, but I'm not convinced about Butcher. Too many failures on his CV for my liking. Not so Smart Roger
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7:11am Thu 21 Feb 13

town4life85 says...

Shearer or Tony Adams??
Shearer or Tony Adams?? town4life85
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7:21am Thu 21 Feb 13

Brainy_G93 says...

Brown ... Good choice

Butcher... Better

Jimmy FH... Yes, my choice, let the roller coaster continue.

We gambled with first jobs for ex players in the past (Macari, Ardiles, Hoddle, McMahon, PDC) they all got us promoted.
Brown ... Good choice Butcher... Better Jimmy FH... Yes, my choice, let the roller coaster continue. We gambled with first jobs for ex players in the past (Macari, Ardiles, Hoddle, McMahon, PDC) they all got us promoted. Brainy_G93
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7:22am Thu 21 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

Chip paper again
Alf Garnett next
Onwards and upwards
Chip paper again Alf Garnett next Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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7:22am Thu 21 Feb 13

Jets there'd says...

It would be good to see whoever comes in to eventually restructure the youth set & raise the bar.
It would be good to see whoever comes in to eventually restructure the youth set & raise the bar. Jets there'd
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7:29am Thu 21 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

We could always add both the Holdsworth brothers who was both sacked this week from two different jobs
Both holdsworths with both risser,
Four deadbeats in one swoop
Onwards and upwards
We could always add both the Holdsworth brothers who was both sacked this week from two different jobs Both holdsworths with both risser, Four deadbeats in one swoop Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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7:31am Thu 21 Feb 13

Scribblemilk says...

I wouldn't be happy for any of these names put forward to get the job now. Scottish football is a back water, Butcher is too old school the game has moved on.

We have seen what works, the style of football that Paolo provided us was good to watch and progressive.

We are a top of the league, so whoever applies for the job should have to show they can match what has gone before, I fear with new owners will come completely different set of values, I don't want to go back to the Sturrock days of pragmatic football. Its not why I go to games or support this club. We have a heritage of good progressive passing football, and the new manager should be looking carry that on. So no to anyone who knows nothing of the heritage or is a big time charlie like Brown, there is a reason he hasn't been back in football!
I wouldn't be happy for any of these names put forward to get the job now. Scottish football is a back water, Butcher is too old school the game has moved on. We have seen what works, the style of football that Paolo provided us was good to watch and progressive. We are a top of the league, so whoever applies for the job should have to show they can match what has gone before, I fear with new owners will come completely different set of values, I don't want to go back to the Sturrock days of pragmatic football. Its not why I go to games or support this club. We have a heritage of good progressive passing football, and the new manager should be looking carry that on. So no to anyone who knows nothing of the heritage or is a big time charlie like Brown, there is a reason he hasn't been back in football! Scribblemilk
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7:32am Thu 21 Feb 13

oz ashes says...

ian ferguson the ex perth glory coach is now looking for a job

please NO
ian ferguson the ex perth glory coach is now looking for a job please NO oz ashes
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7:35am Thu 21 Feb 13

STFC 67 says...

aeg1955 wrote:
With butcher would come Malpass LOL
God forbid
[quote][p][bold]aeg1955[/bold] wrote: With butcher would come Malpass LOL[/p][/quote]God forbid STFC 67
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7:37am Thu 21 Feb 13

Helpme234 says...

i know it's perfectly understandable and valid for speculation on who is likely to be the new manager,who we would like to see appointed etc......but somehow i don't really want to be thinking about this.

I'm just not ready despite knowing than an era is over and we won't see Paolo back again. I need more time for mourning!
i know it's perfectly understandable and valid for speculation on who is likely to be the new manager,who we would like to see appointed etc......but somehow i don't really want to be thinking about this. I'm just not ready despite knowing than an era is over and we won't see Paolo back again. I need more time for mourning! Helpme234
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7:46am Thu 21 Feb 13

red white says...

Not Butcher please no.

This is so depressing all these old names being draggged up.
Not Butcher please no. This is so depressing all these old names being draggged up. red white
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7:48am Thu 21 Feb 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

What on earth is wrong with Ward & Miller? The players are clearly behind them. Ward in particular is clear how to live his life as a professional athlete and long may Paolo's ethos of hard work, discipline and dedication remain at this club.

I'll build a statue of Darren and Tommy when we're in the Premiership!!
What on earth is wrong with Ward & Miller? The players are clearly behind them. Ward in particular is clear how to live his life as a professional athlete and long may Paolo's ethos of hard work, discipline and dedication remain at this club. I'll build a statue of Darren and Tommy when we're in the Premiership!! dreamofacleansheet2
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7:49am Thu 21 Feb 13

stanharlands6shirt says...

IF IT WAS WRAY AND FITTION ETC CONDUCTING THE SEARCH OR INTERVIEWS I THINK JIMMY FLOYD HASSELBAINK WOULD PROBABLY BE THE ONE THEY WOULD GO FOR......FROM THOSE MENTIONED ABOVE !!

J.F.H. OFFERS ANOTHER ROOKIE A CHANCE, AND THAT HAS BECOME SOMEWHAT OF A SWINDON TRADEMARK. IT HAS ALSO PROVED SUCCESSFUL !

ON THAT BASIS ALONE I WOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER J.F.H.

HOWEVER, THERE IS STILL ONLY ONE OUTSTANDING CANDIDATE IN MY EYES, AND I REALLY HOPE WE BELIEVE IN OUR OWN STATUS AND HISTORY ENOUGH TO GO OUT AND PERSUADE HIM THAT THIS JOB, THIS CLUB AND THESE SUPPORTERS ARE WAITING FOR HIM?

IT HAS TO BE ADKINS.....STILL MY FIRST CHOICE BY A COUNTRY MILE...
IF IT WAS WRAY AND FITTION ETC CONDUCTING THE SEARCH OR INTERVIEWS I THINK JIMMY FLOYD HASSELBAINK WOULD PROBABLY BE THE ONE THEY WOULD GO FOR......FROM THOSE MENTIONED ABOVE !! J.F.H. OFFERS ANOTHER ROOKIE A CHANCE, AND THAT HAS BECOME SOMEWHAT OF A SWINDON TRADEMARK. IT HAS ALSO PROVED SUCCESSFUL ! ON THAT BASIS ALONE I WOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER J.F.H. HOWEVER, THERE IS STILL ONLY ONE OUTSTANDING CANDIDATE IN MY EYES, AND I REALLY HOPE WE BELIEVE IN OUR OWN STATUS AND HISTORY ENOUGH TO GO OUT AND PERSUADE HIM THAT THIS JOB, THIS CLUB AND THESE SUPPORTERS ARE WAITING FOR HIM? IT HAS TO BE ADKINS.....STILL MY FIRST CHOICE BY A COUNTRY MILE... stanharlands6shirt
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7:50am Thu 21 Feb 13

avo says...

He's coming back next week, Paolo that is.
He's coming back next week, Paolo that is. avo
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7:55am Thu 21 Feb 13

Wilesy says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
What on earth is wrong with Ward & Miller? The players are clearly behind them. Ward in particular is clear how to live his life as a professional athlete and long may Paolo's ethos of hard work, discipline and dedication remain at this club.

I'll build a statue of Darren and Tommy when we're in the Premiership!!
Neither ready to hang up boots just yet both have a year or two to go.

Brown, Butcher, Jfh all reasonable options, but no-one mentioned yet is anywhere near as exciting a name as Paolo. Not even close.

Agree with helpme the mourning period for Paolo far from over. Have we 100% seen the last of him though? I'm not 100% sure we have.
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: What on earth is wrong with Ward & Miller? The players are clearly behind them. Ward in particular is clear how to live his life as a professional athlete and long may Paolo's ethos of hard work, discipline and dedication remain at this club. I'll build a statue of Darren and Tommy when we're in the Premiership!![/p][/quote]Neither ready to hang up boots just yet both have a year or two to go. Brown, Butcher, Jfh all reasonable options, but no-one mentioned yet is anywhere near as exciting a name as Paolo. Not even close. Agree with helpme the mourning period for Paolo far from over. Have we 100% seen the last of him though? I'm not 100% sure we have. Wilesy
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7:57am Thu 21 Feb 13

old town robin says...

stfclondon wrote:
Butcher would be a very good choice.

Brown did brilliantly with Hull but is a bit of a 'Marmite' character.

Hasselbaink would be a gamble, but those have paid off for us in the past.

Adkins is still my first choice, although I don't know how realistic that is.
If Hasslebank was the chosen one, he would have to have an experienced number 2 along side him.

A short contract until end of season might suit Phil Brown, he knows what it takes to get teams up, still remember he wouldn't let his Hull team into the dressing room for a cup of tea at half time and rollicked them on the pitch.
[quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: Butcher would be a very good choice. Brown did brilliantly with Hull but is a bit of a 'Marmite' character. Hasselbaink would be a gamble, but those have paid off for us in the past. Adkins is still my first choice, although I don't know how realistic that is.[/p][/quote]If Hasslebank was the chosen one, he would have to have an experienced number 2 along side him. A short contract until end of season might suit Phil Brown, he knows what it takes to get teams up, still remember he wouldn't let his Hull team into the dressing room for a cup of tea at half time and rollicked them on the pitch. old town robin
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7:58am Thu 21 Feb 13

davel4848 says...

Most people seem to be supporting the idea of Terry Butcher. Great player for England but please, look up his managerial statistics. Not good.
I'm not talking about the Scottish Premier. Kermit the frog could get a team of Miss Piggies into the top 3 in that league.
Most people seem to be supporting the idea of Terry Butcher. Great player for England but please, look up his managerial statistics. Not good. I'm not talking about the Scottish Premier. Kermit the frog could get a team of Miss Piggies into the top 3 in that league. davel4848
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8:05am Thu 21 Feb 13

grove red says...

It would be jimmy fh for me top prem player would no a lot about fitness and would be great with Williams Collins and miles s. he's been doing some work at notts Forrest and they are flying.
It would be jimmy fh for me top prem player would no a lot about fitness and would be great with Williams Collins and miles s. he's been doing some work at notts Forrest and they are flying. grove red
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8:05am Thu 21 Feb 13

alanevery says...

oh no. I was living in Sunderland when he was manager there. Totally shocking.
It appears his whole management style is based on shouting and bullying people.
Swindon can do so much better than him
oh no. I was living in Sunderland when he was manager there. Totally shocking. It appears his whole management style is based on shouting and bullying people. Swindon can do so much better than him alanevery
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8:08am Thu 21 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

Sorry marmite
Pat butcher passed away and i don't think she would have taken the job as her hand was always tied up with fags

Why the picture of terry? He has no idea how to manage a side.

Onwards and upwards
Sorry marmite Pat butcher passed away and i don't think she would have taken the job as her hand was always tied up with fags Why the picture of terry? He has no idea how to manage a side. Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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8:16am Thu 21 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
What on earth is wrong with Ward & Miller? The players are clearly behind them. Ward in particular is clear how to live his life as a professional athlete and long may Paolo's ethos of hard work, discipline and dedication remain at this club.

I'll build a statue of Darren and Tommy when we're in the Premiership!!
Blimey dreamo
We will have more statues with you than the Terracotta Army
Onwards and upwards

Eieieio to the bookies we will go
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: What on earth is wrong with Ward & Miller? The players are clearly behind them. Ward in particular is clear how to live his life as a professional athlete and long may Paolo's ethos of hard work, discipline and dedication remain at this club. I'll build a statue of Darren and Tommy when we're in the Premiership!![/p][/quote]Blimey dreamo We will have more statues with you than the Terracotta Army Onwards and upwards Eieieio to the bookies we will go smirg kcab
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8:17am Thu 21 Feb 13

vivaletour says...

If it was me I'd be giving Gareth Southgate a ring. Nearly kept boro up with no money and then was sacked when they were joint top and look where they are now. Spent years as head of youth development at the FA. He's my man for the job!
If it was me I'd be giving Gareth Southgate a ring. Nearly kept boro up with no money and then was sacked when they were joint top and look where they are now. Spent years as head of youth development at the FA. He's my man for the job! vivaletour
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8:19am Thu 21 Feb 13

We are PANTS says...

Off subject, i wonder what the gate will be on Saturday? Top of the leauge with Di Canio gone!! Everyone that attended the Hartlepool game really should make every effort to attend. The team really need us now... It's gonna feel strange for sure!! i'm gonna plump for 8700 but really hope it's more like 10,000

COYR'ssssssss
Off subject, i wonder what the gate will be on Saturday? Top of the leauge with Di Canio gone!! Everyone that attended the Hartlepool game really should make every effort to attend. The team really need us now... It's gonna feel strange for sure!! i'm gonna plump for 8700 but really hope it's more like 10,000 COYR'ssssssss We are PANTS
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8:20am Thu 21 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

stfclondon wrote:
Butcher would be a very good choice.

Brown did brilliantly with Hull but is a bit of a 'Marmite' character.

Hasselbaink would be a gamble, but those have paid off for us in the past.

Adkins is still my first choice, although I don't know how realistic that is.
Agreed. Butcher would be decent shout. Not so enamoured by Brown. Presumably, by 'marmite' I assume you mean he looks like he's covered in it.

Adkins would be my first choice too.
[quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: Butcher would be a very good choice. Brown did brilliantly with Hull but is a bit of a 'Marmite' character. Hasselbaink would be a gamble, but those have paid off for us in the past. Adkins is still my first choice, although I don't know how realistic that is.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Butcher would be decent shout. Not so enamoured by Brown. Presumably, by 'marmite' I assume you mean he looks like he's covered in it. Adkins would be my first choice too. Pewsham Red
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8:21am Thu 21 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

vivaletour wrote:
If it was me I'd be giving Gareth Southgate a ring. Nearly kept boro up with no money and then was sacked when they were joint top and look where they are now. Spent years as head of youth development at the FA. He's my man for the job!
I'd ring him to ask him if he knew he name of a decent manager!

Would help our youth set up but not sure he is what we need.
[quote][p][bold]vivaletour[/bold] wrote: If it was me I'd be giving Gareth Southgate a ring. Nearly kept boro up with no money and then was sacked when they were joint top and look where they are now. Spent years as head of youth development at the FA. He's my man for the job![/p][/quote]I'd ring him to ask him if he knew he name of a decent manager! Would help our youth set up but not sure he is what we need. Pewsham Red
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8:26am Thu 21 Feb 13

umpcah says...

Everyone in the " floating manager circle " will apply ! The new board , if appointed one day , will undoubtedly look to do cheaper than Di Canio while they have the chance. So Butcher seems unlikely for the CG job because he wont come as a bargain. Adkins is winning the popularity poll but I expect the appointment to be a dragged out matter resulting in a surprise appointment . We shall see !
Everyone in the " floating manager circle " will apply ! The new board , if appointed one day , will undoubtedly look to do cheaper than Di Canio while they have the chance. So Butcher seems unlikely for the CG job because he wont come as a bargain. Adkins is winning the popularity poll but I expect the appointment to be a dragged out matter resulting in a surprise appointment . We shall see ! umpcah
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8:32am Thu 21 Feb 13

Med Red says...

Butcher would be a cr@p choice! What's he done as manager in England.... nothing. We're sitting top of League 1, on the brink of Championship football, we should be looking at better quality than Butcher.
Butcher would be a cr@p choice! What's he done as manager in England.... nothing. We're sitting top of League 1, on the brink of Championship football, we should be looking at better quality than Butcher. Med Red
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8:34am Thu 21 Feb 13

madterrier says...

We don't need to do anything yet. We've appointed Caveman and Windy Miller and who's to say that combo, albeit unusual, won't be better than a new man coming in with new methods and new ideas?

Leave things as they are I say. Then review in the summer, when there's more time, and get a profile player starting out in management. It's worked for us in the past - no reason it won't work again.
We don't need to do anything yet. We've appointed Caveman and Windy Miller and who's to say that combo, albeit unusual, won't be better than a new man coming in with new methods and new ideas? Leave things as they are I say. Then review in the summer, when there's more time, and get a profile player starting out in management. It's worked for us in the past - no reason it won't work again. madterrier
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8:36am Thu 21 Feb 13

super reds says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
stfclondon wrote:
Butcher would be a very good choice.

Brown did brilliantly with Hull but is a bit of a 'Marmite' character.

Hasselbaink would be a gamble, but those have paid off for us in the past.

Adkins is still my first choice, although I don't know how realistic that is.
Agreed. Butcher would be decent shout. Not so enamoured by Brown. Presumably, by 'marmite' I assume you mean he looks like he's covered in it.

Adkins would be my first choice too.
Pewsham, 'Marmite character' would say to me, 'you either love him or hate him'
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: Butcher would be a very good choice. Brown did brilliantly with Hull but is a bit of a 'Marmite' character. Hasselbaink would be a gamble, but those have paid off for us in the past. Adkins is still my first choice, although I don't know how realistic that is.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Butcher would be decent shout. Not so enamoured by Brown. Presumably, by 'marmite' I assume you mean he looks like he's covered in it. Adkins would be my first choice too.[/p][/quote]Pewsham, 'Marmite character' would say to me, 'you either love him or hate him' super reds
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8:38am Thu 21 Feb 13

Farteaboy says...

I hope these names are pure speculation. None of the ones mentioned so far fill me with enthusiasm. Butcher had a short spell managing Sydney FC down here and he was sacked from that gig after not cutting the mustard. Adkins would be great-I know he's done bigger things but it wasnt that long ago that he was a lower league manager, Doubt we could afford his salary though. Personally I'm disappointed Skippy hasnt been put in charge for Saturday. He deserves a go. Great club man.
I hope these names are pure speculation. None of the ones mentioned so far fill me with enthusiasm. Butcher had a short spell managing Sydney FC down here and he was sacked from that gig after not cutting the mustard. Adkins would be great-I know he's done bigger things but it wasnt that long ago that he was a lower league manager, Doubt we could afford his salary though. Personally I'm disappointed Skippy hasnt been put in charge for Saturday. He deserves a go. Great club man. Farteaboy
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8:38am Thu 21 Feb 13

Farteaboy says...

I hope these names are pure speculation. None of the ones mentioned so far fill me with enthusiasm. Butcher had a short spell managing Sydney FC down here and he was sacked from that gig after not cutting the mustard. Adkins would be great-I know he's done bigger things but it wasnt that long ago that he was a lower league manager, Doubt we could afford his salary though. Personally I'm disappointed Skippy hasnt been put in charge for Saturday. He deserves a go. Great club man.
I hope these names are pure speculation. None of the ones mentioned so far fill me with enthusiasm. Butcher had a short spell managing Sydney FC down here and he was sacked from that gig after not cutting the mustard. Adkins would be great-I know he's done bigger things but it wasnt that long ago that he was a lower league manager, Doubt we could afford his salary though. Personally I'm disappointed Skippy hasnt been put in charge for Saturday. He deserves a go. Great club man. Farteaboy
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8:38am Thu 21 Feb 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

Out of them I would defo go for Brown, did well with Hull and would do well without spending loads of money.
Out of them I would defo go for Brown, did well with Hull and would do well without spending loads of money. Is that you Lovesey
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8:40am Thu 21 Feb 13

stanharlands6shirt says...

The photo caption at the top of the article looks suspiciously like Paul Harts love child.

Enough said.....
The photo caption at the top of the article looks suspiciously like Paul Harts love child. Enough said..... stanharlands6shirt
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8:46am Thu 21 Feb 13

Oldswindonian says...

Oh, no, not Butcher. Mr Negative and king of the long ball. What about his management C.V. Give it a rest please and continue to look for people like Adkins or retiring players with flair who seem to have done well here.
Oh, no, not Butcher. Mr Negative and king of the long ball. What about his management C.V. Give it a rest please and continue to look for people like Adkins or retiring players with flair who seem to have done well here. Oldswindonian
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8:46am Thu 21 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

Good News, the Fax machine at the County Ground has been fixed and the Football League have recruited a 16 Year Old YTS kid to help tham understand email.

The club may receive the go ahead today :-)

If not it will be tomorrow :-(

COYMR
Good News, the Fax machine at the County Ground has been fixed and the Football League have recruited a 16 Year Old YTS kid to help tham understand email. The club may receive the go ahead today :-) If not it will be tomorrow :-( COYMR Oxon-Red
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8:48am Thu 21 Feb 13

Robinonfire says...

Butcher......Just stay in Scotland.
Butcher......Just stay in Scotland. Robinonfire
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8:48am Thu 21 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

Not so Smart Roger wrote:
I'd have no problem with Malpas returning as coach, but I'm not convinced about Butcher. Too many failures on his CV for my liking.
Mmm no disrespect but if you're serious about Malpas then I'd have to say you're log in name is very apt lol! To quote Mr McEnroe "You cannot be serious" :)
[quote][p][bold]Not so Smart Roger[/bold] wrote: I'd have no problem with Malpas returning as coach, but I'm not convinced about Butcher. Too many failures on his CV for my liking.[/p][/quote]Mmm no disrespect but if you're serious about Malpas then I'd have to say you're log in name is very apt lol! To quote Mr McEnroe "You cannot be serious" :) The Jockster
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8:48am Thu 21 Feb 13

sagadude says...

Excellent choice. He has done a great job with Inverness CT.

Also if he was to finish of PDC's work and take us up, he is less likely to be headhunted or leave us, apart from maybe Ipswich?
Excellent choice. He has done a great job with Inverness CT. Also if he was to finish of PDC's work and take us up, he is less likely to be headhunted or leave us, apart from maybe Ipswich? sagadude
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8:48am Thu 21 Feb 13

glasred says...

Wait until the takeover is completed and then we will hear from PDC...all is quiet because no one can speak...except PDC could speak now if he wanted to..if he REALLY has cut and run from this club...so why no speach from him on Sky or BBC?....He may well be waiting in the wings for the new owners to take the helm....I find it hard to beleive that PDC will walk away from STFC now,with all his hard work showing us top of the table.
A long shot some may say,but I dont think we have heard the last of PDC at STFC!!
Wait until the takeover is completed and then we will hear from PDC...all is quiet because no one can speak...except PDC could speak now if he wanted to..if he REALLY has cut and run from this club...so why no speach from him on Sky or BBC?....He may well be waiting in the wings for the new owners to take the helm....I find it hard to beleive that PDC will walk away from STFC now,with all his hard work showing us top of the table. A long shot some may say,but I dont think we have heard the last of PDC at STFC!! glasred
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8:50am Thu 21 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Good News, the Fax machine at the County Ground has been fixed and the Football League have recruited a 16 Year Old YTS kid to help tham understand email.

The club may receive the go ahead today :-)

If not it will be tomorrow :-(

COYMR
Oxon but as Ronan? Sang "but tomorrow never comes" :)
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Good News, the Fax machine at the County Ground has been fixed and the Football League have recruited a 16 Year Old YTS kid to help tham understand email. The club may receive the go ahead today :-) If not it will be tomorrow :-( COYMR[/p][/quote]Oxon but as Ronan? Sang "but tomorrow never comes" :) The Jockster
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8:52am Thu 21 Feb 13

Terryswin says...

town end to sing

wards red white army

south stand to sing

millers red & white army

on Saturday,,,,,lets get behind the lads

do we all agree.........COYR
town end to sing wards red white army south stand to sing millers red & white army on Saturday,,,,,lets get behind the lads do we all agree.........COYR Terryswin
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8:53am Thu 21 Feb 13

ICDeadpeople says...

louiscassius wrote:
Just been thinking... Whoops, better stop that lol. I thinkthe board will opt for Jimmy...... They might think fans have just lost Paolo, lets give them a name they know as a good footballer.... Its only a short term contract 14 games, if it works out great... If not, we'll start the interview process again; without having to rush at the end of the season where we can take our time..... Whats your views??? Louis :-)))
I think he could be just the bloke we're after If he brings experienced backroom staff with him.
.
Would PDC have been as successful without his coaching/medical team?
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Just been thinking... Whoops, better stop that lol. I thinkthe board will opt for Jimmy...... They might think fans have just lost Paolo, lets give them a name they know as a good footballer.... Its only a short term contract 14 games, if it works out great... If not, we'll start the interview process again; without having to rush at the end of the season where we can take our time..... Whats your views??? Louis :-)))[/p][/quote]I think he could be just the bloke we're after If he brings experienced backroom staff with him. . Would PDC have been as successful without his coaching/medical team? ICDeadpeople
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8:53am Thu 21 Feb 13

umpcah says...

Oldswindonian wrote:
Oh, no, not Butcher. Mr Negative and king of the long ball. What about his management C.V. Give it a rest please and continue to look for people like Adkins or retiring players with flair who seem to have done well here.
"continue to look for people like Adkins or retiring players with flair who seem to have done well here.” ? The Club , or someone within it , as far as I know has made no statement as to who they are looking for let alone continue ! Meanwhile it seems that the playing squad have got their heads together and " appointed " their own management pairing. Seems OK to me for the time being.
[quote][p][bold]Oldswindonian[/bold] wrote: Oh, no, not Butcher. Mr Negative and king of the long ball. What about his management C.V. Give it a rest please and continue to look for people like Adkins or retiring players with flair who seem to have done well here.[/p][/quote]"continue to look for people like Adkins or retiring players with flair who seem to have done well here.” ? The Club , or someone within it , as far as I know has made no statement as to who they are looking for let alone continue ! Meanwhile it seems that the playing squad have got their heads together and " appointed " their own management pairing. Seems OK to me for the time being. umpcah
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8:54am Thu 21 Feb 13

mallorca says...

Like many don´t like the sound of Buckle/Newell/Butche
r.
First let´s hope the FL conclude and the new owners takeover.
Cannot see Pdc coming back and to be honest the way he walked was not right for the fans at all.OK he had his reasons and pride.
See Cottrill got mentioned yes he played the long Ball but at Burley and Notts County he had success.Still feel a younger hungry manager may fit the bill,however who are we to suggest?????? powers to be most likely have it all done and dusted.
As for the takeover what a complete B-lls up does anyone have an indication when and if it will happen????
Like many don´t like the sound of Buckle/Newell/Butche r. First let´s hope the FL conclude and the new owners takeover. Cannot see Pdc coming back and to be honest the way he walked was not right for the fans at all.OK he had his reasons and pride. See Cottrill got mentioned yes he played the long Ball but at Burley and Notts County he had success.Still feel a younger hungry manager may fit the bill,however who are we to suggest?????? powers to be most likely have it all done and dusted. As for the takeover what a complete B-lls up does anyone have an indication when and if it will happen???? mallorca
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8:58am Thu 21 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

I would go for Paolo Di Canio.

Has done a great job at his first club, installs pride, passion and fitness.

Lifts a club, unites the fans and gets your club National identity.

Paolo would be my first choice.
I would go for Paolo Di Canio. Has done a great job at his first club, installs pride, passion and fitness. Lifts a club, unites the fans and gets your club National identity. Paolo would be my first choice. TheDukeOfBanbury
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8:58am Thu 21 Feb 13

ICDeadpeople says...

Another name to add to the ever growing list.
.
How about John Collins? Former Hibs boss & a very useful player before he became a manager.
Another name to add to the ever growing list. . How about John Collins? Former Hibs boss & a very useful player before he became a manager. ICDeadpeople
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8:59am Thu 21 Feb 13

umpcah says...

mallorca wrote:
Like many don´t like the sound of Buckle/Newell/Butche

r.
First let´s hope the FL conclude and the new owners takeover.
Cannot see Pdc coming back and to be honest the way he walked was not right for the fans at all.OK he had his reasons and pride.
See Cottrill got mentioned yes he played the long Ball but at Burley and Notts County he had success.Still feel a younger hungry manager may fit the bill,however who are we to suggest?????? powers to be most likely have it all done and dusted.
As for the takeover what a complete B-lls up does anyone have an indication when and if it will happen????
Even Mystic Meg is stumped on that one ! Tomorrow ?
[quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: Like many don´t like the sound of Buckle/Newell/Butche r. First let´s hope the FL conclude and the new owners takeover. Cannot see Pdc coming back and to be honest the way he walked was not right for the fans at all.OK he had his reasons and pride. See Cottrill got mentioned yes he played the long Ball but at Burley and Notts County he had success.Still feel a younger hungry manager may fit the bill,however who are we to suggest?????? powers to be most likely have it all done and dusted. As for the takeover what a complete B-lls up does anyone have an indication when and if it will happen????[/p][/quote]Even Mystic Meg is stumped on that one ! Tomorrow ? umpcah
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8:59am Thu 21 Feb 13

madred says...

Phil Brown would be a decent choice, proven and would be able to calm things at the CG, Terry Butcher great player but not cut it as a manager, Jimmy FB un-proven but had great class as a player and seems able to communicate well when I have seen him on TV, would be very interesting to hear what he has to say, could well be just what is needed after PDC.
Phil Brown would be a decent choice, proven and would be able to calm things at the CG, Terry Butcher great player but not cut it as a manager, Jimmy FB un-proven but had great class as a player and seems able to communicate well when I have seen him on TV, would be very interesting to hear what he has to say, could well be just what is needed after PDC. madred
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9:00am Thu 21 Feb 13

oldtownred says...

NO NO NO NO and NO!! Where is the imagination?!!! Surely there must be a modern day Lou Macari or Glen Hoddle lurking and chomping at the bit to be involved in a club like Town?
And one thing is certain for me, an interim manager is definitely NOT the answer ....we do have to move quickly because......
1. There are key players out of contract and the new manager shoudl be the one to persuade them to stay with us and share his vision. Needs to be done quickly too.
2. Other clubs have key players coming out of contract and any bargains tend to be snaffled quite quickly.
3. The players with 'year left' contracts like Williams and Collins need to be tempted by an exciting name to stay and extend their own contracts.
4. Ward and Miller may find the responsibility will be difficult to reconcile with playing as well. I wish it was just one, committees don't tend to be decisive at decision making. Can they really be expected to extend contracts or send a team mate packing?
5. PDC...whatever our views....has left big boots to fill and a large legacy. A Paul Hart charisma will not do this. It has to be someone who is respected by players,media and fans alike for their achievements so far. A proven winner!

So my request to the new board....be imaginative and do not go for the predictable merry go round of particpants who fill every longlist and bring as much excitement as cold custard.
NO NO NO NO and NO!! Where is the imagination?!!! Surely there must be a modern day Lou Macari or Glen Hoddle lurking and chomping at the bit to be involved in a club like Town? And one thing is certain for me, an interim manager is definitely NOT the answer ....we do have to move quickly because...... 1. There are key players out of contract and the new manager shoudl be the one to persuade them to stay with us and share his vision. Needs to be done quickly too. 2. Other clubs have key players coming out of contract and any bargains tend to be snaffled quite quickly. 3. The players with 'year left' contracts like Williams and Collins need to be tempted by an exciting name to stay and extend their own contracts. 4. Ward and Miller may find the responsibility will be difficult to reconcile with playing as well. I wish it was just one, committees don't tend to be decisive at decision making. Can they really be expected to extend contracts or send a team mate packing? 5. PDC...whatever our views....has left big boots to fill and a large legacy. A Paul Hart charisma will not do this. It has to be someone who is respected by players,media and fans alike for their achievements so far. A proven winner! So my request to the new board....be imaginative and do not go for the predictable merry go round of particpants who fill every longlist and bring as much excitement as cold custard. oldtownred
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9:06am Thu 21 Feb 13

Wonder Strike says...

I'd have any of those 3, with Brown last on the list. I quite fancy having Jimmy here though!!
I'd have any of those 3, with Brown last on the list. I quite fancy having Jimmy here though!! Wonder Strike
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9:06am Thu 21 Feb 13

VinnyPericard says...

Not keen on Butcher. Agree that he will never be a top manager. If he was he would have had more success by now. He's had a few chances!

Anyone still hopeful of a dramatic U-turn? The longer this goes on the less likely it becomes.

Jimmy would be of interest - similar to Di Canio in that he is unproven but could have a lot to offer. The players I'm sure will respect a man who has been at the very top, and is still more in touch with the younger players.
Not keen on Butcher. Agree that he will never be a top manager. If he was he would have had more success by now. He's had a few chances! Anyone still hopeful of a dramatic U-turn? The longer this goes on the less likely it becomes. Jimmy would be of interest - similar to Di Canio in that he is unproven but could have a lot to offer. The players I'm sure will respect a man who has been at the very top, and is still more in touch with the younger players. VinnyPericard
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9:06am Thu 21 Feb 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Grim, irony and self parody dear boy.

Over the moon with Ward and Miller though and I'll be joining you at the bookies Grim!
Grim, irony and self parody dear boy. Over the moon with Ward and Miller though and I'll be joining you at the bookies Grim! dreamofacleansheet2
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9:08am Thu 21 Feb 13

Blazing Riff says...

madterrier wrote:
We don't need to do anything yet. We've appointed Caveman and Windy Miller and who's to say that combo, albeit unusual, won't be better than a new man coming in with new methods and new ideas?

Leave things as they are I say. Then review in the summer, when there's more time, and get a profile player starting out in management. It's worked for us in the past - no reason it won't work again.
Whoever comes in would need to hit the ground running. I fear they would also want to use their own regimes which could be disruptive at this critical stage. Ward, Miller perhaps Bodin and the the team, could continue with the regimes Paolo et al established and, it obviously works. If it ain't broke don't fix it. The only question is 'who will take charge from the dugout and make those canny substitutions when required?' Anyway, 1st test is Saturday followed quickly by test 2 on Tues. I doubt a new man would be in by then anyway so I hope the new board, if themselves appointed, will take the two tests into consideration.
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: We don't need to do anything yet. We've appointed Caveman and Windy Miller and who's to say that combo, albeit unusual, won't be better than a new man coming in with new methods and new ideas? Leave things as they are I say. Then review in the summer, when there's more time, and get a profile player starting out in management. It's worked for us in the past - no reason it won't work again.[/p][/quote]Whoever comes in would need to hit the ground running. I fear they would also want to use their own regimes which could be disruptive at this critical stage. Ward, Miller perhaps Bodin and the the team, could continue with the regimes Paolo et al established and, it obviously works. If it ain't broke don't fix it. The only question is 'who will take charge from the dugout and make those canny substitutions when required?' Anyway, 1st test is Saturday followed quickly by test 2 on Tues. I doubt a new man would be in by then anyway so I hope the new board, if themselves appointed, will take the two tests into consideration. Blazing Riff
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9:10am Thu 21 Feb 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Duke my posts for Ward and Miller suppose your are my first choice Paolo doesn't come back. Here's hoping.
Duke my posts for Ward and Miller suppose your are my first choice Paolo doesn't come back. Here's hoping. dreamofacleansheet2
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9:10am Thu 21 Feb 13

Lanky says...

oldtownred wrote:
NO NO NO NO and NO!! Where is the imagination?!!! Surely there must be a modern day Lou Macari or Glen Hoddle lurking and chomping at the bit to be involved in a club like Town?
And one thing is certain for me, an interim manager is definitely NOT the answer ....we do have to move quickly because......
1. There are key players out of contract and the new manager shoudl be the one to persuade them to stay with us and share his vision. Needs to be done quickly too.
2. Other clubs have key players coming out of contract and any bargains tend to be snaffled quite quickly.
3. The players with 'year left' contracts like Williams and Collins need to be tempted by an exciting name to stay and extend their own contracts.
4. Ward and Miller may find the responsibility will be difficult to reconcile with playing as well. I wish it was just one, committees don't tend to be decisive at decision making. Can they really be expected to extend contracts or send a team mate packing?
5. PDC...whatever our views....has left big boots to fill and a large legacy. A Paul Hart charisma will not do this. It has to be someone who is respected by players,media and fans alike for their achievements so far. A proven winner!

So my request to the new board....be imaginative and do not go for the predictable merry go round of particpants who fill every longlist and bring as much excitement as cold custard.
All well and good...so give us some examples of who fits the bill for you (and are realistic!)
[quote][p][bold]oldtownred[/bold] wrote: NO NO NO NO and NO!! Where is the imagination?!!! Surely there must be a modern day Lou Macari or Glen Hoddle lurking and chomping at the bit to be involved in a club like Town? And one thing is certain for me, an interim manager is definitely NOT the answer ....we do have to move quickly because...... 1. There are key players out of contract and the new manager shoudl be the one to persuade them to stay with us and share his vision. Needs to be done quickly too. 2. Other clubs have key players coming out of contract and any bargains tend to be snaffled quite quickly. 3. The players with 'year left' contracts like Williams and Collins need to be tempted by an exciting name to stay and extend their own contracts. 4. Ward and Miller may find the responsibility will be difficult to reconcile with playing as well. I wish it was just one, committees don't tend to be decisive at decision making. Can they really be expected to extend contracts or send a team mate packing? 5. PDC...whatever our views....has left big boots to fill and a large legacy. A Paul Hart charisma will not do this. It has to be someone who is respected by players,media and fans alike for their achievements so far. A proven winner! So my request to the new board....be imaginative and do not go for the predictable merry go round of particpants who fill every longlist and bring as much excitement as cold custard.[/p][/quote]All well and good...so give us some examples of who fits the bill for you (and are realistic!) Lanky
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9:11am Thu 21 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

smirg kcab wrote:
dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
What on earth is wrong with Ward & Miller? The players are clearly behind them. Ward in particular is clear how to live his life as a professional athlete and long may Paolo's ethos of hard work, discipline and dedication remain at this club.

I'll build a statue of Darren and Tommy when we're in the Premiership!!
Blimey dreamo
We will have more statues with you than the Terracotta Army
Onwards and upwards

Eieieio to the bookies we will go
Grim brllliant - just what we need to brighten these dark days still clocks go forward soon :)
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: What on earth is wrong with Ward & Miller? The players are clearly behind them. Ward in particular is clear how to live his life as a professional athlete and long may Paolo's ethos of hard work, discipline and dedication remain at this club. I'll build a statue of Darren and Tommy when we're in the Premiership!![/p][/quote]Blimey dreamo We will have more statues with you than the Terracotta Army Onwards and upwards Eieieio to the bookies we will go[/p][/quote]Grim brllliant - just what we need to brighten these dark days still clocks go forward soon :) The Jockster
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9:13am Thu 21 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

town4life85 wrote:
Shearer or Tony Adams??
= shergar + donkey
[quote][p][bold]town4life85[/bold] wrote: Shearer or Tony Adams??[/p][/quote]= shergar + donkey The Jockster
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9:14am Thu 21 Feb 13

Blazing Riff says...

Terryswin wrote:
town end to sing

wards red white army

south stand to sing

millers red & white army

on Saturday,,,,,lets get behind the lads

do we all agree.........COYR
Then ALL sing 'SWINDON'S red and white army'.
[quote][p][bold]Terryswin[/bold] wrote: town end to sing wards red white army south stand to sing millers red & white army on Saturday,,,,,lets get behind the lads do we all agree.........COYR[/p][/quote]Then ALL sing 'SWINDON'S red and white army'. Blazing Riff
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9:16am Thu 21 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

Paolo di canio is on Jeremy Kyle at 09.30 telling people how he is suffering from acute depression, I am going to the show to put a patch (stfc) badge on his arm to cure it.
Please come home Paolo the names being branded on here will make the n.h.s stretched to the limit in Swindon
Onwards and upwards
HEEEEELP
Paolo di canio is on Jeremy Kyle at 09.30 telling people how he is suffering from acute depression, I am going to the show to put a patch (stfc) badge on his arm to cure it. Please come home Paolo the names being branded on here will make the n.h.s stretched to the limit in Swindon Onwards and upwards HEEEEELP smirg kcab
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9:21am Thu 21 Feb 13

RamsburyRed says...

oldtownred wrote:
NO NO NO NO and NO!! Where is the imagination?!!! Surely there must be a modern day Lou Macari or Glen Hoddle lurking and chomping at the bit to be involved in a club like Town? And one thing is certain for me, an interim manager is definitely NOT the answer ....we do have to move quickly because...... 1. There are key players out of contract and the new manager shoudl be the one to persuade them to stay with us and share his vision. Needs to be done quickly too. 2. Other clubs have key players coming out of contract and any bargains tend to be snaffled quite quickly. 3. The players with 'year left' contracts like Williams and Collins need to be tempted by an exciting name to stay and extend their own contracts. 4. Ward and Miller may find the responsibility will be difficult to reconcile with playing as well. I wish it was just one, committees don't tend to be decisive at decision making. Can they really be expected to extend contracts or send a team mate packing? 5. PDC...whatever our views....has left big boots to fill and a large legacy. A Paul Hart charisma will not do this. It has to be someone who is respected by players,media and fans alike for their achievements so far. A proven winner! So my request to the new board....be imaginative and do not go for the predictable merry go round of particpants who fill every longlist and bring as much excitement as cold custard.
Best post so far. I especially agree with point 4. Some folk have no idea what is involved running a team, this is a very heavy additional burden for two key players. It is a huge risk and I dearly hope it will only be for one or two games.
[quote][p][bold]oldtownred[/bold] wrote: NO NO NO NO and NO!! Where is the imagination?!!! Surely there must be a modern day Lou Macari or Glen Hoddle lurking and chomping at the bit to be involved in a club like Town? And one thing is certain for me, an interim manager is definitely NOT the answer ....we do have to move quickly because...... 1. There are key players out of contract and the new manager shoudl be the one to persuade them to stay with us and share his vision. Needs to be done quickly too. 2. Other clubs have key players coming out of contract and any bargains tend to be snaffled quite quickly. 3. The players with 'year left' contracts like Williams and Collins need to be tempted by an exciting name to stay and extend their own contracts. 4. Ward and Miller may find the responsibility will be difficult to reconcile with playing as well. I wish it was just one, committees don't tend to be decisive at decision making. Can they really be expected to extend contracts or send a team mate packing? 5. PDC...whatever our views....has left big boots to fill and a large legacy. A Paul Hart charisma will not do this. It has to be someone who is respected by players,media and fans alike for their achievements so far. A proven winner! So my request to the new board....be imaginative and do not go for the predictable merry go round of particpants who fill every longlist and bring as much excitement as cold custard.[/p][/quote]Best post so far. I especially agree with point 4. Some folk have no idea what is involved running a team, this is a very heavy additional burden for two key players. It is a huge risk and I dearly hope it will only be for one or two games. RamsburyRed
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9:21am Thu 21 Feb 13

MITTED says...

Better choices than most others mentioned so far. However, Butcher, no thanks, nothing but failure in England and the Malpas connection fills me with dread. Brown, impressive record at Hull but look what happened at Preston, hardly inspiring. Jimmy Floyd, well he fits in well with Town's history of giving star players their first job, but when we first got wind of Macara, Ardiles, Hoddle, (even McMahon) and Di Canio, the hairs stood up on the back of my neck. I don't get the same sensation this time or perhaps my senses are still numbed after the trauma of these last 4 weeks? If I had to choose from these 3 it would be JFH without hesitation.

But, I really would want Paolo to return or Nigel Adkins to come to the rescue.
COYR
Better choices than most others mentioned so far. However, Butcher, no thanks, nothing but failure in England and the Malpas connection fills me with dread. Brown, impressive record at Hull but look what happened at Preston, hardly inspiring. Jimmy Floyd, well he fits in well with Town's history of giving star players their first job, but when we first got wind of Macara, Ardiles, Hoddle, (even McMahon) and Di Canio, the hairs stood up on the back of my neck. I don't get the same sensation this time or perhaps my senses are still numbed after the trauma of these last 4 weeks? If I had to choose from these 3 it would be JFH without hesitation. But, I really would want Paolo to return or Nigel Adkins to come to the rescue. COYR MITTED
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9:22am Thu 21 Feb 13

Calcio Robin says...

Because Di Canio and back room staff have resigned, does that mean stfc have accepted their resignations, if not are they still employees of the club? Just asking, and would they be able to walk into another football club. A bit in the dark over this one!!!!!!!. What are the FL doing today???? Can we have decision please.
Because Di Canio and back room staff have resigned, does that mean stfc have accepted their resignations, if not are they still employees of the club? Just asking, and would they be able to walk into another football club. A bit in the dark over this one!!!!!!!. What are the FL doing today???? Can we have decision please. Calcio Robin
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9:27am Thu 21 Feb 13

arkells says...

Kenny Dalglish, give him a call he would do well
Kenny Dalglish, give him a call he would do well arkells
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9:32am Thu 21 Feb 13

the don69 says...

arkells wrote:
Kenny Dalglish, give him a call he would do well
Anyone that pays £35m for Andy Carrol needs to question their sanity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]arkells[/bold] wrote: Kenny Dalglish, give him a call he would do well[/p][/quote]Anyone that pays £35m for Andy Carrol needs to question their sanity!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the don69
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9:32am Thu 21 Feb 13

Blazing Riff says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
oldtownred wrote:
NO NO NO NO and NO!! Where is the imagination?!!! Surely there must be a modern day Lou Macari or Glen Hoddle lurking and chomping at the bit to be involved in a club like Town? And one thing is certain for me, an interim manager is definitely NOT the answer ....we do have to move quickly because...... 1. There are key players out of contract and the new manager shoudl be the one to persuade them to stay with us and share his vision. Needs to be done quickly too. 2. Other clubs have key players coming out of contract and any bargains tend to be snaffled quite quickly. 3. The players with 'year left' contracts like Williams and Collins need to be tempted by an exciting name to stay and extend their own contracts. 4. Ward and Miller may find the responsibility will be difficult to reconcile with playing as well. I wish it was just one, committees don't tend to be decisive at decision making. Can they really be expected to extend contracts or send a team mate packing? 5. PDC...whatever our views....has left big boots to fill and a large legacy. A Paul Hart charisma will not do this. It has to be someone who is respected by players,media and fans alike for their achievements so far. A proven winner! So my request to the new board....be imaginative and do not go for the predictable merry go round of particpants who fill every longlist and bring as much excitement as cold custard.
Best post so far. I especially agree with point 4. Some folk have no idea what is involved running a team, this is a very heavy additional burden for two key players. It is a huge risk and I dearly hope it will only be for one or two games.
Yep. Have to agree. More considered than my post. There is more to it than meets the eye.
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldtownred[/bold] wrote: NO NO NO NO and NO!! Where is the imagination?!!! Surely there must be a modern day Lou Macari or Glen Hoddle lurking and chomping at the bit to be involved in a club like Town? And one thing is certain for me, an interim manager is definitely NOT the answer ....we do have to move quickly because...... 1. There are key players out of contract and the new manager shoudl be the one to persuade them to stay with us and share his vision. Needs to be done quickly too. 2. Other clubs have key players coming out of contract and any bargains tend to be snaffled quite quickly. 3. The players with 'year left' contracts like Williams and Collins need to be tempted by an exciting name to stay and extend their own contracts. 4. Ward and Miller may find the responsibility will be difficult to reconcile with playing as well. I wish it was just one, committees don't tend to be decisive at decision making. Can they really be expected to extend contracts or send a team mate packing? 5. PDC...whatever our views....has left big boots to fill and a large legacy. A Paul Hart charisma will not do this. It has to be someone who is respected by players,media and fans alike for their achievements so far. A proven winner! So my request to the new board....be imaginative and do not go for the predictable merry go round of particpants who fill every longlist and bring as much excitement as cold custard.[/p][/quote]Best post so far. I especially agree with point 4. Some folk have no idea what is involved running a team, this is a very heavy additional burden for two key players. It is a huge risk and I dearly hope it will only be for one or two games.[/p][/quote]Yep. Have to agree. More considered than my post. There is more to it than meets the eye. Blazing Riff
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9:38am Thu 21 Feb 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Scribblemilk wrote:
I wouldn't be happy for any of these names put forward to get the job now. Scottish football is a back water, Butcher is too old school the game has moved on.

We have seen what works, the style of football that Paolo provided us was good to watch and progressive.

We are a top of the league, so whoever applies for the job should have to show they can match what has gone before, I fear with new owners will come completely different set of values, I don't want to go back to the Sturrock days of pragmatic football. Its not why I go to games or support this club. We have a heritage of good progressive passing football, and the new manager should be looking carry that on. So no to anyone who knows nothing of the heritage or is a big time charlie like Brown, there is a reason he hasn't been back in football!
Morning All. The Truck-Spotter returns.!!!!
Charlie Brown, wasn't he a comic character. Could be the ideal candidate.
[quote][p][bold]Scribblemilk[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't be happy for any of these names put forward to get the job now. Scottish football is a back water, Butcher is too old school the game has moved on. We have seen what works, the style of football that Paolo provided us was good to watch and progressive. We are a top of the league, so whoever applies for the job should have to show they can match what has gone before, I fear with new owners will come completely different set of values, I don't want to go back to the Sturrock days of pragmatic football. Its not why I go to games or support this club. We have a heritage of good progressive passing football, and the new manager should be looking carry that on. So no to anyone who knows nothing of the heritage or is a big time charlie like Brown, there is a reason he hasn't been back in football![/p][/quote]Morning All. The Truck-Spotter returns.!!!! Charlie Brown, wasn't he a comic character. Could be the ideal candidate. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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9:40am Thu 21 Feb 13

Jon the red says...

Paolo Di Canio is the man for Swindon. Different class. Unfinished business. Surely the new consortium understand this. No disrespect but majority of names linked to being new manager will be a big backward step. Paolo come back please.
Paolo Di Canio is the man for Swindon. Different class. Unfinished business. Surely the new consortium understand this. No disrespect but majority of names linked to being new manager will be a big backward step. Paolo come back please. Jon the red
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9:43am Thu 21 Feb 13

HOOKEY says...

Who ever we get give um a contract to the end of the season,if they get us promotion then give um a 2yr contract if they dont get us up show um the door
Who ever we get give um a contract to the end of the season,if they get us promotion then give um a 2yr contract if they dont get us up show um the door HOOKEY
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9:44am Thu 21 Feb 13

RedRich says...

JFH is an interesting choice, a bit of a gamble, very headstrong & tempremental (where have we seen this before!,get Paolo back!)

Please NOT Butcher who would bring Malpas (Mr personality) with him. Managerial record not really any good.

Mr perma-tan Brown was good at first with Hull (beating Brissle **ity in the play off final worth a bit of credit) but was eventually a joke as Hull went down & a disaster at Preston.

All the others quoted in the adver do not fit the bill for a progessive club like us.

I agree with most suggestions that NIGEL ATKINS is best choice by far & can take us forward.

While I would love to see Paolo come back, but very unlikely, HAS HIS RESIGNATION ACTUALLY BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE CLUB?

PLease Jed & co an exciting manager, someone to continue the fantasic work done in the last 20 months,

COYR



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JFH is an interesting choice, a bit of a gamble, very headstrong & tempremental (where have we seen this before!,get Paolo back!) Please NOT Butcher who would bring Malpas (Mr personality) with him. Managerial record not really any good. Mr perma-tan Brown was good at first with Hull (beating Brissle **ity in the play off final worth a bit of credit) but was eventually a joke as Hull went down & a disaster at Preston. All the others quoted in the adver do not fit the bill for a progessive club like us. I agree with most suggestions that NIGEL ATKINS is best choice by far & can take us forward. While I would love to see Paolo come back, but very unlikely, HAS HIS RESIGNATION ACTUALLY BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE CLUB? PLease Jed & co an exciting manager, someone to continue the fantasic work done in the last 20 months, COYR . RedRich
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9:47am Thu 21 Feb 13

jam1 says...

I agree these are 'slightly' better names than Buckle and Newell etc... Still, it's a big fat no thank you Terry from me and anyone suggesting Phil Brown would be a good appointment, come off it
I agree these are 'slightly' better names than Buckle and Newell etc... Still, it's a big fat no thank you Terry from me and anyone suggesting Phil Brown would be a good appointment, come off it jam1
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9:48am Thu 21 Feb 13

southside7 says...

Jon the red wrote:
Paolo Di Canio is the man for Swindon. Different class. Unfinished business. Surely the new consortium understand this. No disrespect but majority of names linked to being new manager will be a big backward step. Paolo come back please.
You are joking aren't you? It's really interesting to see how many people are suffering delusional withdrawal after Paolo has left. It's almost like grief, producing traits of denial and disbelief that he's gone. Wouldn't be surprised if some fans are still saying that Paolo is still manager...'resigned?
'....'of course he hasn't, where did you hear that?' Get a grip, the man 'has' gone and so have his team, to return now would be the most embarrassing, undignified and petulant incident in British footballing history......he's gone, OK? he really has gone.
[quote][p][bold]Jon the red[/bold] wrote: Paolo Di Canio is the man for Swindon. Different class. Unfinished business. Surely the new consortium understand this. No disrespect but majority of names linked to being new manager will be a big backward step. Paolo come back please.[/p][/quote]You are joking aren't you? It's really interesting to see how many people are suffering delusional withdrawal after Paolo has left. It's almost like grief, producing traits of denial and disbelief that he's gone. Wouldn't be surprised if some fans are still saying that Paolo is still manager...'resigned? '....'of course he hasn't, where did you hear that?' Get a grip, the man 'has' gone and so have his team, to return now would be the most embarrassing, undignified and petulant incident in British footballing history......he's gone, OK? he really has gone. southside7
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9:49am Thu 21 Feb 13

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

My views on the new Manager are as follows in order of preference :-
1. Nigel Adkins, but he is probably in big demand elsewhere.
2. Neil Warnock, is reckoned to be near closure at Elland Road, and would surely be a success at Swindon Town, but at the moment is not available.
3. Steve Cotterill, is probably available if required, and realistically is my current choice as replacement for Di Canio.
4. My longshot choice would be Nicky Forster, who I reckon ticks the boxes of most of my questions.
My views on the new Manager are as follows in order of preference :- 1. Nigel Adkins, but he is probably in big demand elsewhere. 2. Neil Warnock, is reckoned to be near closure at Elland Road, and would surely be a success at Swindon Town, but at the moment is not available. 3. Steve Cotterill, is probably available if required, and realistically is my current choice as replacement for Di Canio. 4. My longshot choice would be Nicky Forster, who I reckon ticks the boxes of most of my questions. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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9:53am Thu 21 Feb 13

oncearedalwaysared says...

I am not enamoured with either Butcher or Brown. As for JFH, if this was the start of a new season I would say go for it, but we need an experienced head to maintain the momentum and get us up first.

1st choice would still ahve to be the return of the Messiah (despite my annoyance at the way he has conducted himself)

2nd choice would still be Adkins even though I can see no way he would be interested, we can only dream.

3rd choice - absolutely no idea, but certainly have a much larger list of names who would definitely NOT want
I am not enamoured with either Butcher or Brown. As for JFH, if this was the start of a new season I would say go for it, but we need an experienced head to maintain the momentum and get us up first. 1st choice would still ahve to be the return of the Messiah (despite my annoyance at the way he has conducted himself) 2nd choice would still be Adkins even though I can see no way he would be interested, we can only dream. 3rd choice - absolutely no idea, but certainly have a much larger list of names who would definitely NOT want oncearedalwaysared
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9:56am Thu 21 Feb 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

southside7 wrote:
Jon the red wrote:
Paolo Di Canio is the man for Swindon. Different class. Unfinished business. Surely the new consortium understand this. No disrespect but majority of names linked to being new manager will be a big backward step. Paolo come back please.
You are joking aren't you? It's really interesting to see how many people are suffering delusional withdrawal after Paolo has left. It's almost like grief, producing traits of denial and disbelief that he's gone. Wouldn't be surprised if some fans are still saying that Paolo is still manager...'resigned?

'....'of course he hasn't, where did you hear that?' Get a grip, the man 'has' gone and so have his team, to return now would be the most embarrassing, undignified and petulant incident in British footballing history......he's gone, OK? he really has gone.
sooooo heartless.!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]southside7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jon the red[/bold] wrote: Paolo Di Canio is the man for Swindon. Different class. Unfinished business. Surely the new consortium understand this. No disrespect but majority of names linked to being new manager will be a big backward step. Paolo come back please.[/p][/quote]You are joking aren't you? It's really interesting to see how many people are suffering delusional withdrawal after Paolo has left. It's almost like grief, producing traits of denial and disbelief that he's gone. Wouldn't be surprised if some fans are still saying that Paolo is still manager...'resigned? '....'of course he hasn't, where did you hear that?' Get a grip, the man 'has' gone and so have his team, to return now would be the most embarrassing, undignified and petulant incident in British footballing history......he's gone, OK? he really has gone.[/p][/quote]sooooo heartless.!!!!!!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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9:57am Thu 21 Feb 13

red white says...

glasred wrote:
Wait until the takeover is completed and then we will hear from PDC...all is quiet because no one can speak...except PDC could speak now if he wanted to..if he REALLY has cut and run from this club...so why no speach from him on Sky or BBC?....He may well be waiting in the wings for the new owners to take the helm....I find it hard to beleive that PDC will walk away from STFC now,with all his hard work showing us top of the table. A long shot some may say,but I dont think we have heard the last of PDC at STFC!!
I'm was thinking that too.

Paolo loves the club and the fans but hates the shambles of the new board and the FL progress at the moment.

No wonder he walked he would have imploded by now and it's driving all of us nuts.

Come back Saint Paolo!
[quote][p][bold]glasred[/bold] wrote: Wait until the takeover is completed and then we will hear from PDC...all is quiet because no one can speak...except PDC could speak now if he wanted to..if he REALLY has cut and run from this club...so why no speach from him on Sky or BBC?....He may well be waiting in the wings for the new owners to take the helm....I find it hard to beleive that PDC will walk away from STFC now,with all his hard work showing us top of the table. A long shot some may say,but I dont think we have heard the last of PDC at STFC!![/p][/quote]I'm was thinking that too. Paolo loves the club and the fans but hates the shambles of the new board and the FL progress at the moment. No wonder he walked he would have imploded by now and it's driving all of us nuts. Come back Saint Paolo! red white
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9:58am Thu 21 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

I agree with oldtownred about two bosses. It's a recipe for the creation of cliques and factions. One person has to be in overall charge. Remember the Curbishley-Gritt experiment at Charlton? It was OK for a while but they had to make Curbishley number 1 in the end. Having said that though, as a very short-term measure, I don't see any problem with it. We've got to get through this interim period somehow and it seems as good a way as any.
I agree with oldtownred about two bosses. It's a recipe for the creation of cliques and factions. One person has to be in overall charge. Remember the Curbishley-Gritt experiment at Charlton? It was OK for a while but they had to make Curbishley number 1 in the end. Having said that though, as a very short-term measure, I don't see any problem with it. We've got to get through this interim period somehow and it seems as good a way as any. Oi Den!
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10:03am Thu 21 Feb 13

tifosi says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
southside7 wrote:
Jon the red wrote:
Paolo Di Canio is the man for Swindon. Different class. Unfinished business. Surely the new consortium understand this. No disrespect but majority of names linked to being new manager will be a big backward step. Paolo come back please.
You are joking aren't you? It's really interesting to see how many people are suffering delusional withdrawal after Paolo has left. It's almost like grief, producing traits of denial and disbelief that he's gone. Wouldn't be surprised if some fans are still saying that Paolo is still manager...'resigned?


'....'of course he hasn't, where did you hear that?' Get a grip, the man 'has' gone and so have his team, to return now would be the most embarrassing, undignified and petulant incident in British footballing history......he's gone, OK? he really has gone.
sooooo heartless.!!!!!!!!
If Di Canio came back he wouldn't have any credibility. He left us at a testing time and showed that all he really cares about is one thing - himself. His conduct has been disgraceful.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southside7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jon the red[/bold] wrote: Paolo Di Canio is the man for Swindon. Different class. Unfinished business. Surely the new consortium understand this. No disrespect but majority of names linked to being new manager will be a big backward step. Paolo come back please.[/p][/quote]You are joking aren't you? It's really interesting to see how many people are suffering delusional withdrawal after Paolo has left. It's almost like grief, producing traits of denial and disbelief that he's gone. Wouldn't be surprised if some fans are still saying that Paolo is still manager...'resigned? '....'of course he hasn't, where did you hear that?' Get a grip, the man 'has' gone and so have his team, to return now would be the most embarrassing, undignified and petulant incident in British footballing history......he's gone, OK? he really has gone.[/p][/quote]sooooo heartless.!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]If Di Canio came back he wouldn't have any credibility. He left us at a testing time and showed that all he really cares about is one thing - himself. His conduct has been disgraceful. tifosi
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10:05am Thu 21 Feb 13

the wizard says...

The last thing we need right now is the drastic change in philosophies that many new "out of work" managers would bring in. Above all else right now, forget former players who have done this and that and tango managers who have traveled the leagues towing their sunbed behind them, RIGHT NOW WE NEED STABILITY.
It is far better that the players have the same routines which they know and understand and have so far brought success and decent football which has brought us to top of the league. Upheaval which a new regime could bring in could undo all the hard work and proven methods that have taken us this far very well. We need a figurehead manager, Bodin ? until the end of the season and let Ward and Miller continue as long as they are a success. Should we go up then we then need to poach somebody rather than hire somebody who is available, and they are available because they have been sacked, why, probably because they were losing games. As for Butcher and Tangoman, thanks but no thanks, journey men at best and we have had plenty of them already.
The last thing we need right now is the drastic change in philosophies that many new "out of work" managers would bring in. Above all else right now, forget former players who have done this and that and tango managers who have traveled the leagues towing their sunbed behind them, RIGHT NOW WE NEED STABILITY. It is far better that the players have the same routines which they know and understand and have so far brought success and decent football which has brought us to top of the league. Upheaval which a new regime could bring in could undo all the hard work and proven methods that have taken us this far very well. We need a figurehead manager, Bodin ? until the end of the season and let Ward and Miller continue as long as they are a success. Should we go up then we then need to poach somebody rather than hire somebody who is available, and they are available because they have been sacked, why, probably because they were losing games. As for Butcher and Tangoman, thanks but no thanks, journey men at best and we have had plenty of them already. the wizard
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10:05am Thu 21 Feb 13

hertz says...

What about Stuart Pearce caretaker till end of season , he only has a part time job and lives just up the street .:0) . Just imagine you are just out of work manager , and you see a position for a thriving club with great support and perfect playing surface who just happen to be top of their league with barnd new board with ambition, or you see other vacancies in same division and achieve nothing . Paolo which one will you choose ?
What about Stuart Pearce caretaker till end of season , he only has a part time job and lives just up the street .:0) . Just imagine you are just out of work manager , and you see a position for a thriving club with great support and perfect playing surface who just happen to be top of their league with barnd new board with ambition, or you see other vacancies in same division and achieve nothing . Paolo which one will you choose ? hertz
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10:08am Thu 21 Feb 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

As we can't sign players, are we even allowed to appoint a manager under FL rules?

(Apologies)....
As we can't sign players, are we even allowed to appoint a manager under FL rules? (Apologies).... dreamofacleansheet2
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10:11am Thu 21 Feb 13

tobruk says...

Bert Head would be my choice if he was still available!! But seriously I just hope the new board think before they act. Good luck to Wardy and Windy and the boys on Saturday. Shame i have to miss it due to being in Shropshire for a birthday celebration.
Bert Head would be my choice if he was still available!! But seriously I just hope the new board think before they act. Good luck to Wardy and Windy and the boys on Saturday. Shame i have to miss it due to being in Shropshire for a birthday celebration. tobruk
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10:13am Thu 21 Feb 13

bearwoodred says...

We have always seemed to fair better under younger recently retired players e.g. hods, ardiles, macari, PdC rather than the older supposedly more experienced types! They just seem to get the best from our players - maybe it is a respect/admiration thing. Would welome Jimmy Floyd any day.
We have always seemed to fair better under younger recently retired players e.g. hods, ardiles, macari, PdC rather than the older supposedly more experienced types! They just seem to get the best from our players - maybe it is a respect/admiration thing. Would welome Jimmy Floyd any day. bearwoodred
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10:15am Thu 21 Feb 13

madterrier says...

We are all just amusing ourselves by speculating over these various names. There is no-one at the club looking at recruiting a new manager because we don't even know who will own the club or when.

If the Jed takeover goes ahead (and if it doesn't, we have far greater problems) then we will learn what their thoughts are. An interim manager to the end of the season versus a longer-term appointment now? Who their preferred candidates are, and so on.

They will also have other questions to face first. Who is actually behind the consortium? (if anyone). What is the financial model? Are they going to finance the current operating deficit that our current squad entails? Or balance the books by selling in the summer? What is their plan to get into the Championship?

And I think we still have more to hear from Paolo, as we do from the other protagonists. That doesn't mean he's coming back. But once we have new owners then it will get interesting. Do people really think Paolo has had his last word on everything? I certainly don't.

Meanwhile journeymen will 'throw their hats into the ring'. I hope the new board won't just be opening envelopes containing job applications. The best candidates for jobs are head-hunted, they don't always come to you. I doubt very much if Adkins feels he needs to apply for jobs right now - doesn't mean we shouldn't ask him the question. Premiership players retiring at the end of this season might not even thought of the possibility - but a word in their agent's ear might sound things out.

Meanwhile new names will be banded about; the betting odds will change; no doubt the Adver will serve up more 'no news' stories of ex-players who have not been approached.

We just have to wait.
We are all just amusing ourselves by speculating over these various names. There is no-one at the club looking at recruiting a new manager because we don't even know who will own the club or when. If the Jed takeover goes ahead (and if it doesn't, we have far greater problems) then we will learn what their thoughts are. An interim manager to the end of the season versus a longer-term appointment now? Who their preferred candidates are, and so on. They will also have other questions to face first. Who is actually behind the consortium? (if anyone). What is the financial model? Are they going to finance the current operating deficit that our current squad entails? Or balance the books by selling in the summer? What is their plan to get into the Championship? And I think we still have more to hear from Paolo, as we do from the other protagonists. That doesn't mean he's coming back. But once we have new owners then it will get interesting. Do people really think Paolo has had his last word on everything? I certainly don't. Meanwhile journeymen will 'throw their hats into the ring'. I hope the new board won't just be opening envelopes containing job applications. The best candidates for jobs are head-hunted, they don't always come to you. I doubt very much if Adkins feels he needs to apply for jobs right now - doesn't mean we shouldn't ask him the question. Premiership players retiring at the end of this season might not even thought of the possibility - but a word in their agent's ear might sound things out. Meanwhile new names will be banded about; the betting odds will change; no doubt the Adver will serve up more 'no news' stories of ex-players who have not been approached. We just have to wait. madterrier
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10:16am Thu 21 Feb 13

Custodian says...

Can someone at the club please contact the representatives of Nigel Adkins, just to check if he's interested. He likes his teams to play football. I want this man as the next manager.
Can someone at the club please contact the representatives of Nigel Adkins, just to check if he's interested. He likes his teams to play football. I want this man as the next manager. Custodian
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10:18am Thu 21 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

No hard feelings towards PDC. He did the job that was asked of him, bringing charisma and passion to the job too. I'm not convinced he's the only one who could have got us to this position though. With the money he was allowed to spend (and often waste), failure would have been unthinkable. Would I have him back? Yes, probably - but he has closed the door on us and I think it's preferable that we move on, so I certainly wouldn't like to think we'd be chasing after him. When all's said and done, he is one manager in the history of STFC. We can survive without him. I reckon he might soon reflect that, despite all his complaints, life was not so bad here after all.
No hard feelings towards PDC. He did the job that was asked of him, bringing charisma and passion to the job too. I'm not convinced he's the only one who could have got us to this position though. With the money he was allowed to spend (and often waste), failure would have been unthinkable. Would I have him back? Yes, probably - but he has closed the door on us and I think it's preferable that we move on, so I certainly wouldn't like to think we'd be chasing after him. When all's said and done, he is one manager in the history of STFC. We can survive without him. I reckon he might soon reflect that, despite all his complaints, life was not so bad here after all. Oi Den!
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10:19am Thu 21 Feb 13

super reds says...

The only reason half of these so called managers are after our hot seat is because of our league position, if we were languishing near the foot of the table would these 'journeymen' be giving us a 2nd thought, I rather think not, trying to grab a bit of glory (assuming we go up) on the back of someone else's hard work. Someone like Adkins (not Atkins as a few are calling him) who has been there, worn the tee-shirt & no stranger to promotion is what we need, that's my opinion anyway
The only reason half of these so called managers are after our hot seat is because of our league position, if we were languishing near the foot of the table would these 'journeymen' be giving us a 2nd thought, I rather think not, trying to grab a bit of glory (assuming we go up) on the back of someone else's hard work. Someone like Adkins (not Atkins as a few are calling him) who has been there, worn the tee-shirt & no stranger to promotion is what we need, that's my opinion anyway super reds
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10:21am Thu 21 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

None of the above for me except PDC or Adkins.
Solksjar would be my choice . Are Clough and Taylor still available ?
None of the above for me except PDC or Adkins. Solksjar would be my choice . Are Clough and Taylor still available ? Stilloyal
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10:22am Thu 21 Feb 13

super reds says...

Custodian wrote:
Can someone at the club please contact the representatives of Nigel Adkins, just to check if he's interested. He likes his teams to play football. I want this man as the next manager.
Adver, now there's something 1 of you could chase up.
[quote][p][bold]Custodian[/bold] wrote: Can someone at the club please contact the representatives of Nigel Adkins, just to check if he's interested. He likes his teams to play football. I want this man as the next manager.[/p][/quote]Adver, now there's something 1 of you could chase up. super reds
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10:24am Thu 21 Feb 13

Town Of The Future says...

stfc2012 wrote:
Better to hear those names as opposed to Buckle and Newell.
I second that.
Butcher would be top of the trio, but i do still think Adkins would be a better prospect should he want to come here.
Feel much better about those names than the trash that has already been touted such as Newell and Buckle.
[quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: Better to hear those names as opposed to Buckle and Newell.[/p][/quote]I second that. Butcher would be top of the trio, but i do still think Adkins would be a better prospect should he want to come here. Feel much better about those names than the trash that has already been touted such as Newell and Buckle. Town Of The Future
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10:29am Thu 21 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Stilloyal wrote:
None of the above for me except PDC or Adkins.
Solksjar would be my choice . Are Clough and Taylor still available ?
No but Shankly and Paisley are!lol!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: None of the above for me except PDC or Adkins. Solksjar would be my choice . Are Clough and Taylor still available ?[/p][/quote]No but Shankly and Paisley are!lol!!!!!! the don69
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10:29am Thu 21 Feb 13

madterrier says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
As we can't sign players, are we even allowed to appoint a manager under FL rules?

(Apologies)....
I have always assumed 'No' as any material change to the club and its contracts could affect the finances of the takeover agreement between the outgoing and the proposed new owners. Apart from which, only the current board could make that appointment, and they want out. So I can't see why it would be seen as any different to signing new players.
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: As we can't sign players, are we even allowed to appoint a manager under FL rules? (Apologies)....[/p][/quote]I have always assumed 'No' as any material change to the club and its contracts could affect the finances of the takeover agreement between the outgoing and the proposed new owners. Apart from which, only the current board could make that appointment, and they want out. So I can't see why it would be seen as any different to signing new players. madterrier
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10:33am Thu 21 Feb 13

LeGod says...

Terry Butcher NO THANK YOU did a terrible job at Brentford maybe ok in a poor league in jockland but not for us.

Bring Paolo back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Terry Butcher NO THANK YOU did a terrible job at Brentford maybe ok in a poor league in jockland but not for us. Bring Paolo back!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LeGod
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10:36am Thu 21 Feb 13

southside7 says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
southside7 wrote:
Jon the red wrote:
Paolo Di Canio is the man for Swindon. Different class. Unfinished business. Surely the new consortium understand this. No disrespect but majority of names linked to being new manager will be a big backward step. Paolo come back please.
You are joking aren't you? It's really interesting to see how many people are suffering delusional withdrawal after Paolo has left. It's almost like grief, producing traits of denial and disbelief that he's gone. Wouldn't be surprised if some fans are still saying that Paolo is still manager...'resigned?


'....'of course he hasn't, where did you hear that?' Get a grip, the man 'has' gone and so have his team, to return now would be the most embarrassing, undignified and petulant incident in British footballing history......he's gone, OK? he really has gone.
sooooo heartless.!!!!!!!!
Who di Canio? yes i agree
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southside7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jon the red[/bold] wrote: Paolo Di Canio is the man for Swindon. Different class. Unfinished business. Surely the new consortium understand this. No disrespect but majority of names linked to being new manager will be a big backward step. Paolo come back please.[/p][/quote]You are joking aren't you? It's really interesting to see how many people are suffering delusional withdrawal after Paolo has left. It's almost like grief, producing traits of denial and disbelief that he's gone. Wouldn't be surprised if some fans are still saying that Paolo is still manager...'resigned? '....'of course he hasn't, where did you hear that?' Get a grip, the man 'has' gone and so have his team, to return now would be the most embarrassing, undignified and petulant incident in British footballing history......he's gone, OK? he really has gone.[/p][/quote]sooooo heartless.!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Who di Canio? yes i agree southside7
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10:40am Thu 21 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

madterrier wrote:
dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
As we can't sign players, are we even allowed to appoint a manager under FL rules?

(Apologies)....
I have always assumed 'No' as any material change to the club and its contracts could affect the finances of the takeover agreement between the outgoing and the proposed new owners. Apart from which, only the current board could make that appointment, and they want out. So I can't see why it would be seen as any different to signing new players.
I think that's probably right. Nothing to stop the prospective owners putting some informal feelers out though.
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: As we can't sign players, are we even allowed to appoint a manager under FL rules? (Apologies)....[/p][/quote]I have always assumed 'No' as any material change to the club and its contracts could affect the finances of the takeover agreement between the outgoing and the proposed new owners. Apart from which, only the current board could make that appointment, and they want out. So I can't see why it would be seen as any different to signing new players.[/p][/quote]I think that's probably right. Nothing to stop the prospective owners putting some informal feelers out though. Oi Den!
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10:42am Thu 21 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

southside7 wrote:
Jon the red wrote: Paolo Di Canio is the man for Swindon. Different class. Unfinished business. Surely the new consortium understand this. No disrespect but majority of names linked to being new manager will be a big backward step. Paolo come back please.
You are joking aren't you? It's really interesting to see how many people are suffering delusional withdrawal after Paolo has left. It's almost like grief, producing traits of denial and disbelief that he's gone. Wouldn't be surprised if some fans are still saying that Paolo is still manager...'resigned? '....'of course he hasn't, where did you hear that?' Get a grip, the man 'has' gone and so have his team, to return now would be the most embarrassing, undignified and petulant incident in British footballing history......he's gone, OK? he really has gone.
I'm with you there. I'm fed up of reading that people want him to come back. It's pathetic. He quit and so did his technical team. They are part of the club's history, not the future. Accept it and move on.
[quote][p][bold]southside7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jon the red[/bold] wrote: Paolo Di Canio is the man for Swindon. Different class. Unfinished business. Surely the new consortium understand this. No disrespect but majority of names linked to being new manager will be a big backward step. Paolo come back please.[/p][/quote]You are joking aren't you? It's really interesting to see how many people are suffering delusional withdrawal after Paolo has left. It's almost like grief, producing traits of denial and disbelief that he's gone. Wouldn't be surprised if some fans are still saying that Paolo is still manager...'resigned? '....'of course he hasn't, where did you hear that?' Get a grip, the man 'has' gone and so have his team, to return now would be the most embarrassing, undignified and petulant incident in British footballing history......he's gone, OK? he really has gone.[/p][/quote]I'm with you there. I'm fed up of reading that people want him to come back. It's pathetic. He quit and so did his technical team. They are part of the club's history, not the future. Accept it and move on. stfclondon
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10:43am Thu 21 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

Just got my Coventry ticket and Sven goran eriksson walked past with a bird on his shoulder.
Makes a change from a dog on his arm.
Onwards and upwards
Just got my Coventry ticket and Sven goran eriksson walked past with a bird on his shoulder. Makes a change from a dog on his arm. Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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10:43am Thu 21 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

The Jockster wrote:
town4life85 wrote: Shearer or Tony Adams??
= shergar + donkey
Food for thought and Tesco's :-)

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]town4life85[/bold] wrote: Shearer or Tony Adams??[/p][/quote]= shergar + donkey[/p][/quote]Food for thought and Tesco's :-) COYMR Oxon-Red
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10:46am Thu 21 Feb 13

AdderB says...

I agree with Blazing Riff in many ways. If possible , we need to continue with Paulo's ideas with out him as it seems very unlikely he will come back . From what I can see , its based around total fitness and 100 % commitment .
So lets see how the players cope and dont panic into appointing a 2nd rate failure from Scotland or Luton etc.
If we keep the same spirit as Tuesday , we may just get that top2 place.
COYR
I agree with Blazing Riff in many ways. If possible , we need to continue with Paulo's ideas with out him as it seems very unlikely he will come back . From what I can see , its based around total fitness and 100 % commitment . So lets see how the players cope and dont panic into appointing a 2nd rate failure from Scotland or Luton etc. If we keep the same spirit as Tuesday , we may just get that top2 place. COYR AdderB
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10:47am Thu 21 Feb 13

the don69 says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Just got my Coventry ticket and Sven goran eriksson walked past with a bird on his shoulder.
Makes a change from a dog on his arm.
Onwards and upwards
Quality Grim your on form today!the terracotta army made chuckle too!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Just got my Coventry ticket and Sven goran eriksson walked past with a bird on his shoulder. Makes a change from a dog on his arm. Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Quality Grim your on form today!the terracotta army made chuckle too!!!!!!!!! the don69
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10:52am Thu 21 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Time to stop all this horsing around and look to see if Tesco's have any manager special offers.
Time to stop all this horsing around and look to see if Tesco's have any manager special offers. the wizard
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10:53am Thu 21 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

Forget the broken promises, I reckon that the anniversary of Paolo's beloved mother has played with his emotions quite severely .
Everything else that has gone on has compounded the situation.
Forget the broken promises, I reckon that the anniversary of Paolo's beloved mother has played with his emotions quite severely . Everything else that has gone on has compounded the situation. Stilloyal
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10:56am Thu 21 Feb 13

billbst says...

It is true that we are just scratching around while we wait for the FL announcement. Next we need to know who the new board is and what the plans are that the FL have approved. (less interested in the manifesto promises that no doubt will come.) Then their management plans. In the mean time we have a good arrangement for the next couple of games and a squad who are worthy of our total support. The new board will have to start sifting expressions of interest, promises to mates and even an occasional application. I would just ask them to have a bit of ambition and look for someone who can build on what we have. My choice is Adkins. The Paolo rollercoaster was great but I do not want him back now. Nothing but thanks for what he helped the players to produce.The club would be far too dependent and vulnerable as we have experienced. Much more to say on the subject when more facts are known. However Saturday and the team is my real focus now. COYRsss!!
It is true that we are just scratching around while we wait for the FL announcement. Next we need to know who the new board is and what the plans are that the FL have approved. (less interested in the manifesto promises that no doubt will come.) Then their management plans. In the mean time we have a good arrangement for the next couple of games and a squad who are worthy of our total support. The new board will have to start sifting expressions of interest, promises to mates and even an occasional application. I would just ask them to have a bit of ambition and look for someone who can build on what we have. My choice is Adkins. The Paolo rollercoaster was great but I do not want him back now. Nothing but thanks for what he helped the players to produce.The club would be far too dependent and vulnerable as we have experienced. Much more to say on the subject when more facts are known. However Saturday and the team is my real focus now. COYRsss!! billbst
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10:57am Thu 21 Feb 13

ArkellsStrattonTownEnd says...

stfclondon wrote:
southside7 wrote:
Jon the red wrote: Paolo Di Canio is the man for Swindon. Different class. Unfinished business. Surely the new consortium understand this. No disrespect but majority of names linked to being new manager will be a big backward step. Paolo come back please.
You are joking aren't you? It's really interesting to see how many people are suffering delusional withdrawal after Paolo has left. It's almost like grief, producing traits of denial and disbelief that he's gone. Wouldn't be surprised if some fans are still saying that Paolo is still manager...'resigned? '....'of course he hasn't, where did you hear that?' Get a grip, the man 'has' gone and so have his team, to return now would be the most embarrassing, undignified and petulant incident in British footballing history......he's gone, OK? he really has gone.
I'm with you there. I'm fed up of reading that people want him to come back. It's pathetic. He quit and so did his technical team. They are part of the club's history, not the future. Accept it and move on.
Some people on here are DiCanio supporters rather than STFC supporters. He's overseen some great results but used our Club like a piece of bogroll and left when he thought it suited him. Little man big club. Get some pride in Swindon please. Starting with the rest of this season. What could be better than seeing the lads emerge from under this egotistical bullying regime and storm to the Championship. COYRs
[quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southside7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jon the red[/bold] wrote: Paolo Di Canio is the man for Swindon. Different class. Unfinished business. Surely the new consortium understand this. No disrespect but majority of names linked to being new manager will be a big backward step. Paolo come back please.[/p][/quote]You are joking aren't you? It's really interesting to see how many people are suffering delusional withdrawal after Paolo has left. It's almost like grief, producing traits of denial and disbelief that he's gone. Wouldn't be surprised if some fans are still saying that Paolo is still manager...'resigned? '....'of course he hasn't, where did you hear that?' Get a grip, the man 'has' gone and so have his team, to return now would be the most embarrassing, undignified and petulant incident in British footballing history......he's gone, OK? he really has gone.[/p][/quote]I'm with you there. I'm fed up of reading that people want him to come back. It's pathetic. He quit and so did his technical team. They are part of the club's history, not the future. Accept it and move on.[/p][/quote]Some people on here are DiCanio supporters rather than STFC supporters. He's overseen some great results but used our Club like a piece of bogroll and left when he thought it suited him. Little man big club. Get some pride in Swindon please. Starting with the rest of this season. What could be better than seeing the lads emerge from under this egotistical bullying regime and storm to the Championship. COYRs ArkellsStrattonTownEnd
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10:57am Thu 21 Feb 13

sideshow says...

Phil Brown - please, please no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbiank is more exciting, a gamble like Paolo was.
Phil Brown - please, please no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! Jimmy Floyd Hasselbiank is more exciting, a gamble like Paolo was. sideshow
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10:58am Thu 21 Feb 13

mike1990 says...

How about the Neville Brothers?Gary as Manager and Phil player coach?or Giggs and Scholes?
How about the Neville Brothers?Gary as Manager and Phil player coach?or Giggs and Scholes? mike1990
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11:00am Thu 21 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

madterrier wrote:
We are all just amusing ourselves by speculating over these various names. There is no-one at the club looking at recruiting a new manager because we don't even know who will own the club or when. If the Jed takeover goes ahead (and if it doesn't, we have far greater problems) then we will learn what their thoughts are. An interim manager to the end of the season versus a longer-term appointment now? Who their preferred candidates are, and so on. They will also have other questions to face first. Who is actually behind the consortium? (if anyone). What is the financial model? Are they going to finance the current operating deficit that our current squad entails? Or balance the books by selling in the summer? What is their plan to get into the Championship? And I think we still have more to hear from Paolo, as we do from the other protagonists. That doesn't mean he's coming back. But once we have new owners then it will get interesting. Do people really think Paolo has had his last word on everything? I certainly don't. Meanwhile journeymen will 'throw their hats into the ring'. I hope the new board won't just be opening envelopes containing job applications. The best candidates for jobs are head-hunted, they don't always come to you. I doubt very much if Adkins feels he needs to apply for jobs right now - doesn't mean we shouldn't ask him the question. Premiership players retiring at the end of this season might not even thought of the possibility - but a word in their agent's ear might sound things out. Meanwhile new names will be banded about; the betting odds will change; no doubt the Adver will serve up more 'no news' stories of ex-players who have not been approached. We just have to wait.
Jamie Carragher !

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: We are all just amusing ourselves by speculating over these various names. There is no-one at the club looking at recruiting a new manager because we don't even know who will own the club or when. If the Jed takeover goes ahead (and if it doesn't, we have far greater problems) then we will learn what their thoughts are. An interim manager to the end of the season versus a longer-term appointment now? Who their preferred candidates are, and so on. They will also have other questions to face first. Who is actually behind the consortium? (if anyone). What is the financial model? Are they going to finance the current operating deficit that our current squad entails? Or balance the books by selling in the summer? What is their plan to get into the Championship? And I think we still have more to hear from Paolo, as we do from the other protagonists. That doesn't mean he's coming back. But once we have new owners then it will get interesting. Do people really think Paolo has had his last word on everything? I certainly don't. Meanwhile journeymen will 'throw their hats into the ring'. I hope the new board won't just be opening envelopes containing job applications. The best candidates for jobs are head-hunted, they don't always come to you. I doubt very much if Adkins feels he needs to apply for jobs right now - doesn't mean we shouldn't ask him the question. Premiership players retiring at the end of this season might not even thought of the possibility - but a word in their agent's ear might sound things out. Meanwhile new names will be banded about; the betting odds will change; no doubt the Adver will serve up more 'no news' stories of ex-players who have not been approached. We just have to wait.[/p][/quote]Jamie Carragher ! COYMR Oxon-Red
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11:01am Thu 21 Feb 13

zigounette and ballons says...

PLEASE NO .another example of a terrific player who has failed as a manager we cant afford any more **** ups ,if he was any good why was he managing a second div scots side?
PLEASE NO .another example of a terrific player who has failed as a manager we cant afford any more **** ups ,if he was any good why was he managing a second div scots side? zigounette and ballons
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11:02am Thu 21 Feb 13

ST1066 says...

I agree with you wizard that the players need stability and continuity to keep the current successful training and playing systems going and I am surprised that Bodin hasn't so far been part of at least the short term plan. Worth considering though that any incoming manager would face an unusual situation. Normally they come in and feel they have to put their own stamp on the team because the team is usually in trouble and something needs to change and be seen to change. Not so this time.They will be inheriting a team that is top of the table and doesn't need changing. Any incoming manager of any worth should see that apart from making a couple of Loan signings he wouldn't need to change anything- simply maintain the momentum towards promotion- hopefully automatic.
I agree with you wizard that the players need stability and continuity to keep the current successful training and playing systems going and I am surprised that Bodin hasn't so far been part of at least the short term plan. Worth considering though that any incoming manager would face an unusual situation. Normally they come in and feel they have to put their own stamp on the team because the team is usually in trouble and something needs to change and be seen to change. Not so this time.They will be inheriting a team that is top of the table and doesn't need changing. Any incoming manager of any worth should see that apart from making a couple of Loan signings he wouldn't need to change anything- simply maintain the momentum towards promotion- hopefully automatic. ST1066
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11:03am Thu 21 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Forget the broken promises, I reckon that the anniversary of Paolo's beloved mother has played with his emotions quite severely . Everything else that has gone on has compounded the situation.
You're clutching at straws now. With the benefit of hindsight I think his departure was inevitable after Wray was sacked. Of course there were other factors involved, but the Wray issue was the beginning of the end. I'm amazed he lasted as long as he did.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: Forget the broken promises, I reckon that the anniversary of Paolo's beloved mother has played with his emotions quite severely . Everything else that has gone on has compounded the situation.[/p][/quote]You're clutching at straws now. With the benefit of hindsight I think his departure was inevitable after Wray was sacked. Of course there were other factors involved, but the Wray issue was the beginning of the end. I'm amazed he lasted as long as he did. stfclondon
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11:04am Thu 21 Feb 13

NorthernRobin86 says...

Any of these would be good:

Didi Hamman - was supposedly interested last time we were recruiting.
Nigel Adkins
Gareth Southgate
Glen Hoddle
JFH

We should keep ward and miller until the end of the season, don't want to change things too much just yet. Then get someone with champ experience or a young ambitious ex-player.
Any of these would be good: Didi Hamman - was supposedly interested last time we were recruiting. Nigel Adkins Gareth Southgate Glen Hoddle JFH We should keep ward and miller until the end of the season, don't want to change things too much just yet. Then get someone with champ experience or a young ambitious ex-player. NorthernRobin86
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11:06am Thu 21 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

I hear now from a good source that Oscar pistorius has chucked his legs into the ring
Onwards and upwards
I hear now from a good source that Oscar pistorius has chucked his legs into the ring Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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11:06am Thu 21 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

Diggers is goalkeeping coach
Diggers is goalkeeping coach Stilloyal
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11:06am Thu 21 Feb 13

madterrier says...

Oi Den! wrote:
madterrier wrote:
dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
As we can't sign players, are we even allowed to appoint a manager under FL rules?

(Apologies)....
I have always assumed 'No' as any material change to the club and its contracts could affect the finances of the takeover agreement between the outgoing and the proposed new owners. Apart from which, only the current board could make that appointment, and they want out. So I can't see why it would be seen as any different to signing new players.
I think that's probably right. Nothing to stop the prospective owners putting some informal feelers out though.
And I assume they are already doing that Den - or being 'felt' in the opposite direction by people like JFH.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: As we can't sign players, are we even allowed to appoint a manager under FL rules? (Apologies)....[/p][/quote]I have always assumed 'No' as any material change to the club and its contracts could affect the finances of the takeover agreement between the outgoing and the proposed new owners. Apart from which, only the current board could make that appointment, and they want out. So I can't see why it would be seen as any different to signing new players.[/p][/quote]I think that's probably right. Nothing to stop the prospective owners putting some informal feelers out though.[/p][/quote]And I assume they are already doing that Den - or being 'felt' in the opposite direction by people like JFH. madterrier
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11:06am Thu 21 Feb 13

Piston_Broke says...

Custodian wrote:
Can someone at the club please contact the representatives of Nigel Adkins, just to check if he's interested. He likes his teams to play football. I want this man as the next manager.
Do you really think Adkins is that good? He certainly talks a good game, but don't forget that at Southampton, he inherited a very good squad put together by Alan Pardew, and had a budget at his disposal that would have made most Championship chairmen weep. Saints were a big fish in a small pond for a couple of seasons, so whilst he did get them back to the PL, in truth, I think you or I could have done the same. They are, after all, in the top 5 wealthiest clubs in England, lucky shysters!
[quote][p][bold]Custodian[/bold] wrote: Can someone at the club please contact the representatives of Nigel Adkins, just to check if he's interested. He likes his teams to play football. I want this man as the next manager.[/p][/quote]Do you really think Adkins is that good? He certainly talks a good game, but don't forget that at Southampton, he inherited a very good squad put together by Alan Pardew, and had a budget at his disposal that would have made most Championship chairmen weep. Saints were a big fish in a small pond for a couple of seasons, so whilst he did get them back to the PL, in truth, I think you or I could have done the same. They are, after all, in the top 5 wealthiest clubs in England, lucky shysters! Piston_Broke
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11:11am Thu 21 Feb 13

the don69 says...

mike1990 wrote:
How about the Neville Brothers?Gary as Manager and Phil player coach?or Giggs and Scholes?
Not a bad shout Mike!and we'd get a free player in Phil,don't think Moyes would be best pleased!but wouldn't lose any sleep over that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]mike1990[/bold] wrote: How about the Neville Brothers?Gary as Manager and Phil player coach?or Giggs and Scholes?[/p][/quote]Not a bad shout Mike!and we'd get a free player in Phil,don't think Moyes would be best pleased!but wouldn't lose any sleep over that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the don69
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11:11am Thu 21 Feb 13

heyheymymy says...

Mark Yates has done a good job at Cheltenham - worth considering?
Mark Yates has done a good job at Cheltenham - worth considering? heyheymymy
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11:12am Thu 21 Feb 13

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

Oi Den! wrote:
No hard feelings towards PDC. He did the job that was asked of him, bringing charisma and passion to the job too. I'm not convinced he's the only one who could have got us to this position though. With the money he was allowed to spend (and often waste), failure would have been unthinkable. Would I have him back? Yes, probably - but he has closed the door on us and I think it's preferable that we move on, so I certainly wouldn't like to think we'd be chasing after him. When all's said and done, he is one manager in the history of STFC. We can survive without him. I reckon he might soon reflect that, despite all his complaints, life was not so bad here after all.
Well said Oi Den !...
That sums up the situation perfectly.
Are there any preferences from yourself on who you would like as our next Manager ?
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: No hard feelings towards PDC. He did the job that was asked of him, bringing charisma and passion to the job too. I'm not convinced he's the only one who could have got us to this position though. With the money he was allowed to spend (and often waste), failure would have been unthinkable. Would I have him back? Yes, probably - but he has closed the door on us and I think it's preferable that we move on, so I certainly wouldn't like to think we'd be chasing after him. When all's said and done, he is one manager in the history of STFC. We can survive without him. I reckon he might soon reflect that, despite all his complaints, life was not so bad here after all.[/p][/quote]Well said Oi Den !... That sums up the situation perfectly. Are there any preferences from yourself on who you would like as our next Manager ? Old-Stager, Hilperton
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11:14am Thu 21 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
No hard feelings towards PDC. He did the job that was asked of him, bringing charisma and passion to the job too. I'm not convinced he's the only one who could have got us to this position though. With the money he was allowed to spend (and often waste), failure would have been unthinkable. Would I have him back? Yes, probably - but he has closed the door on us and I think it's preferable that we move on, so I certainly wouldn't like to think we'd be chasing after him. When all's said and done, he is one manager in the history of STFC. We can survive without him. I reckon he might soon reflect that, despite all his complaints, life was not so bad here after all.
Well said Oi Den !...
That sums up the situation perfectly.
Are there any preferences from yourself on who you would like as our next Manager ?
And don't say Paul Harte Den please!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: No hard feelings towards PDC. He did the job that was asked of him, bringing charisma and passion to the job too. I'm not convinced he's the only one who could have got us to this position though. With the money he was allowed to spend (and often waste), failure would have been unthinkable. Would I have him back? Yes, probably - but he has closed the door on us and I think it's preferable that we move on, so I certainly wouldn't like to think we'd be chasing after him. When all's said and done, he is one manager in the history of STFC. We can survive without him. I reckon he might soon reflect that, despite all his complaints, life was not so bad here after all.[/p][/quote]Well said Oi Den !... That sums up the situation perfectly. Are there any preferences from yourself on who you would like as our next Manager ?[/p][/quote]And don't say Paul Harte Den please!!!!!!!! the don69
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11:19am Thu 21 Feb 13

airman68 says...

I have it on good authority that someone is flying in next week from the American Continent with Chelsea connections. He is due in Swindon on Thursday.
I have it on good authority that someone is flying in next week from the American Continent with Chelsea connections. He is due in Swindon on Thursday. airman68
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11:19am Thu 21 Feb 13

zigounette and ballons says...

I wonder if anyone can help me .and briefly tell me why buying this football club is an attractive proposition? ,as it seems a money pit with succesive boards all losing their shirts in the process,why would they want to?whats init for them is it kudos or what .
We have a board coming in with very little money to invest so whats the point ?they may leave poorer ,i cant see banks wanting to help and this so called loan from black of 500k is not alot of help in the grand scheme of things .We needed a sheik mansur or a russian oliagarth ,.
We got some local business men i just dont understand what profit they are hoping to make ,or is it that old chestnut the ground again ?,
And before i get jumped on i have been a follower of swindon town all my life,am just curious.
I wonder if anyone can help me .and briefly tell me why buying this football club is an attractive proposition? ,as it seems a money pit with succesive boards all losing their shirts in the process,why would they want to?whats init for them is it kudos or what . We have a board coming in with very little money to invest so whats the point ?they may leave poorer ,i cant see banks wanting to help and this so called loan from black of 500k is not alot of help in the grand scheme of things .We needed a sheik mansur or a russian oliagarth ,. We got some local business men i just dont understand what profit they are hoping to make ,or is it that old chestnut the ground again ?, And before i get jumped on i have been a follower of swindon town all my life,am just curious. zigounette and ballons
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11:24am Thu 21 Feb 13

madterrier says...

AdderB wrote:
I agree with Blazing Riff in many ways. If possible , we need to continue with Paulo's ideas with out him as it seems very unlikely he will come back . From what I can see , its based around total fitness and 100 % commitment .
So lets see how the players cope and dont panic into appointing a 2nd rate failure from Scotland or Luton etc.
If we keep the same spirit as Tuesday , we may just get that top2 place.
COYR
This is what I was about to post. So agree!

Paolo himself said 'you will never find another manager like me'. He's right of course, but what we MUST retain are the positives he brought to this club (and to English football).

Discipline and a positive work ethic.

Tough fitness regime (hard to believe how unfit some professional footballers allow themselves to become).

Frankness, honesty and loyalty, even if he did go overboard at times (and in the final moments, actually failed us).

A direct and motivating engagement with the supporters to energise around.

It's these values that we must identify in a new candidate, rather than how their name plays back, or what they have or haven't done with this club or with that club, or whether or not they are supposed to play hoofball.

Otherwise we never really build on anything. We just keep knocking down and starting all over again.
[quote][p][bold]AdderB[/bold] wrote: I agree with Blazing Riff in many ways. If possible , we need to continue with Paulo's ideas with out him as it seems very unlikely he will come back . From what I can see , its based around total fitness and 100 % commitment . So lets see how the players cope and dont panic into appointing a 2nd rate failure from Scotland or Luton etc. If we keep the same spirit as Tuesday , we may just get that top2 place. COYR[/p][/quote]This is what I was about to post. So agree! Paolo himself said 'you will never find another manager like me'. He's right of course, but what we MUST retain are the positives he brought to this club (and to English football). Discipline and a positive work ethic. Tough fitness regime (hard to believe how unfit some professional footballers allow themselves to become). Frankness, honesty and loyalty, even if he did go overboard at times (and in the final moments, actually failed us). A direct and motivating engagement with the supporters to energise around. It's these values that we must identify in a new candidate, rather than how their name plays back, or what they have or haven't done with this club or with that club, or whether or not they are supposed to play hoofball. Otherwise we never really build on anything. We just keep knocking down and starting all over again. madterrier
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11:29am Thu 21 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

Remember Dickie dosh?
40/1 Stan James just arrived
16/1 ward and miller
33/1 iffy onoura
Newell drifting to 10/1 along with pic careta @ 50/1
Jfh still 9/4 fav

Onwards and upwards
Remember Dickie dosh? 40/1 Stan James just arrived 16/1 ward and miller 33/1 iffy onoura Newell drifting to 10/1 along with pic careta @ 50/1 Jfh still 9/4 fav Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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11:30am Thu 21 Feb 13

billbst says...

Totally agree. Also someone who can make the most of our academy and integrate an affordable scouting system.
Totally agree. Also someone who can make the most of our academy and integrate an affordable scouting system. billbst
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11:30am Thu 21 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

airman68 wrote:
I have it on good authority that someone is flying in next week from the American Continent with Chelsea connections. He is due in Swindon on Thursday.
Are you his pilot?
[quote][p][bold]airman68[/bold] wrote: I have it on good authority that someone is flying in next week from the American Continent with Chelsea connections. He is due in Swindon on Thursday.[/p][/quote]Are you his pilot? smirg kcab
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11:33am Thu 21 Feb 13

Wilesy says...

Before getting in contact with prospective decent, ambitious managers like Adkins we have to get our house in order otherwise all we can hope for is some old journeyman.

Have to wait for official Football League approval of the takeover.

Clarify the new board and goals / expectations - Jed and the boys in, Patey officially out, Watkins in or out? Fitton? Black?

At that point I would contact Paolo to just check he's still not interested with the clear future mapped out.

Then widen the net and approach Adkins.

If a no from those two lower the sights a bit but this is a key appointment and we have to keep the momentum up.

The key will be what is the ambition of the new board. I'm not sure even with the bold plans they might have it will be enough to tempt Adkins at this point.

On the player front I hope we can still get Pack. If that deal isn't dead then surely it is on life support with the clock ticking.
Before getting in contact with prospective decent, ambitious managers like Adkins we have to get our house in order otherwise all we can hope for is some old journeyman. Have to wait for official Football League approval of the takeover. Clarify the new board and goals / expectations - Jed and the boys in, Patey officially out, Watkins in or out? Fitton? Black? At that point I would contact Paolo to just check he's still not interested with the clear future mapped out. Then widen the net and approach Adkins. If a no from those two lower the sights a bit but this is a key appointment and we have to keep the momentum up. The key will be what is the ambition of the new board. I'm not sure even with the bold plans they might have it will be enough to tempt Adkins at this point. On the player front I hope we can still get Pack. If that deal isn't dead then surely it is on life support with the clock ticking. Wilesy
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11:33am Thu 21 Feb 13

madterrier says...

zigounette and ballons wrote:
I wonder if anyone can help me .and briefly tell me why buying this football club is an attractive proposition? ,as it seems a money pit with succesive boards all losing their shirts in the process,why would they want to?whats init for them is it kudos or what .
We have a board coming in with very little money to invest so whats the point ?they may leave poorer ,i cant see banks wanting to help and this so called loan from black of 500k is not alot of help in the grand scheme of things .We needed a sheik mansur or a russian oliagarth ,.
We got some local business men i just dont understand what profit they are hoping to make ,or is it that old chestnut the ground again ?,
And before i get jumped on i have been a follower of swindon town all my life,am just curious.
We asked the same question at the time Fitton, Wray and Black moved in. At least we had some possible theories then. Why anyone would want to invest now - or ever - is baffling.

As Yogi Berra said, "It's like deja vu all over again".
[quote][p][bold]zigounette and ballons[/bold] wrote: I wonder if anyone can help me .and briefly tell me why buying this football club is an attractive proposition? ,as it seems a money pit with succesive boards all losing their shirts in the process,why would they want to?whats init for them is it kudos or what . We have a board coming in with very little money to invest so whats the point ?they may leave poorer ,i cant see banks wanting to help and this so called loan from black of 500k is not alot of help in the grand scheme of things .We needed a sheik mansur or a russian oliagarth ,. We got some local business men i just dont understand what profit they are hoping to make ,or is it that old chestnut the ground again ?, And before i get jumped on i have been a follower of swindon town all my life,am just curious.[/p][/quote]We asked the same question at the time Fitton, Wray and Black moved in. At least we had some possible theories then. Why anyone would want to invest now - or ever - is baffling. As Yogi Berra said, "It's like deja vu all over again". madterrier
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11:38am Thu 21 Feb 13

Jets there'd says...

"Zigounette & balloons" raises a very fair question............

Why would anyone unless they were an avid STFC fan or, football fan want to invest in our club? It would be nice to have transparency as to what their motives are.
A few years ago Terry Brady said it was to develop the ground but, when it couldn't be done he left. At least he was upfront & disclosed his intentions.
With regards to Andrew Black, I don't think it's fair to criticise him. He save our club from extinction a few years ago & he cannot publicly defend himself at the moment due the the non disclosure agreement. People turning on him could cause him to wash his hands of the club totally if this sale falls through & then we would be in a bigger mess.
It's very difficult, but we need to be patient, hope the sale goes through & hope the powers that be make an inspired management appointment.
I don't know who but, it would be great to see a modern day Macari, Hoddle or Ardiles. But, somebody, if they exist in football who is loyal & prepared to dig in & work through the good & bad times.
It would also be good if the new owners, when they can talk publicly let people know why they bought our club.
One things is for sure, unless there's an untapped oil field under our pitch they aren't going to make any money out of STFC!!
Lets try & stay patient, support the players who, when we think it is difficult as fans have got bills & mortgages to pay & don't know what is happening either.
It's incredible that we are top of the league & good luck for Saturday. Lets show we want a successful football club & please get out & support them.
"Zigounette & balloons" raises a very fair question............ Why would anyone unless they were an avid STFC fan or, football fan want to invest in our club? It would be nice to have transparency as to what their motives are. A few years ago Terry Brady said it was to develop the ground but, when it couldn't be done he left. At least he was upfront & disclosed his intentions. With regards to Andrew Black, I don't think it's fair to criticise him. He save our club from extinction a few years ago & he cannot publicly defend himself at the moment due the the non disclosure agreement. People turning on him could cause him to wash his hands of the club totally if this sale falls through & then we would be in a bigger mess. It's very difficult, but we need to be patient, hope the sale goes through & hope the powers that be make an inspired management appointment. I don't know who but, it would be great to see a modern day Macari, Hoddle or Ardiles. But, somebody, if they exist in football who is loyal & prepared to dig in & work through the good & bad times. It would also be good if the new owners, when they can talk publicly let people know why they bought our club. One things is for sure, unless there's an untapped oil field under our pitch they aren't going to make any money out of STFC!! Lets try & stay patient, support the players who, when we think it is difficult as fans have got bills & mortgages to pay & don't know what is happening either. It's incredible that we are top of the league & good luck for Saturday. Lets show we want a successful football club & please get out & support them. Jets there'd
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11:38am Thu 21 Feb 13

madterrier says...

mike1990 wrote:
How about the Neville Brothers?Gary as Manager and Phil player coach?or Giggs and Scholes?
The Neville Brothers??!!

I suppose they would add some soul to the club, and some rhythm to our style of play. But doubtless we would end up with the blues again.
[quote][p][bold]mike1990[/bold] wrote: How about the Neville Brothers?Gary as Manager and Phil player coach?or Giggs and Scholes?[/p][/quote]The Neville Brothers??!! I suppose they would add some soul to the club, and some rhythm to our style of play. But doubtless we would end up with the blues again. madterrier
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11:43am Thu 21 Feb 13

lord nikon says...

Alan Shearer anyone?
Alan Shearer anyone? lord nikon
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11:46am Thu 21 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

madterrier wrote:
mike1990 wrote:
How about the Neville Brothers?Gary as Manager and Phil player coach?or Giggs and Scholes?
The Neville Brothers??!!

I suppose they would add some soul to the club, and some rhythm to our style of play. But doubtless we would end up with the blues again.
Might as well have the Chuckle Brothers jeez there are some donut ideas on here- some folks are still talking about Hoddle ffs !
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mike1990[/bold] wrote: How about the Neville Brothers?Gary as Manager and Phil player coach?or Giggs and Scholes?[/p][/quote]The Neville Brothers??!! I suppose they would add some soul to the club, and some rhythm to our style of play. But doubtless we would end up with the blues again.[/p][/quote]Might as well have the Chuckle Brothers jeez there are some donut ideas on here- some folks are still talking about Hoddle ffs ! The Jockster
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11:47am Thu 21 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Have you seen this,

http://www.thisisswi
ndontownfc.co.uk/new
s/10243388.Town_conf
irm_Digby_as_goalkee
ping_coach/


Rogers now back as interim manager please.
Have you seen this, http://www.thisisswi ndontownfc.co.uk/new s/10243388.Town_conf irm_Digby_as_goalkee ping_coach/ Rogers now back as interim manager please. the wizard
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11:57am Thu 21 Feb 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

Paolo has gone, I would have loved him to stay and feel absolutely gutted that he is not here, BUT HE LEFT US IN THE SH1T, end of... where has he been this week....

Move on now, as much as I would welcome him back it doesnt mean its right
Paolo has gone, I would have loved him to stay and feel absolutely gutted that he is not here, BUT HE LEFT US IN THE SH1T, end of... where has he been this week.... Move on now, as much as I would welcome him back it doesnt mean its right Is that you Lovesey
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11:57am Thu 21 Feb 13

madterrier says...

smirg kcab wrote:
I hear now from a good source that Oscar pistorius has chucked his legs into the ring
Onwards and upwards
More like 'Onwards and down to earth with a thump'
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: I hear now from a good source that Oscar pistorius has chucked his legs into the ring Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]More like 'Onwards and down to earth with a thump' madterrier
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12:02pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Calcio Robin says...

Because Di Canio and back room staff have resigned, does that mean stfc have accepted their resignations, if not are they still employees of the club? Just asking, and would they be able to walk into another football club. A bit in the dark over this one!!!!!!!. What are the FL doing today???? Can we have a decision please!!!!!.
I say give Ward and Miller a run, I'm sure that that they can keep the positive momentum going, as I don't think they would be any worse than the faliures and big shots that have thrown their hats into the ring.
Because Di Canio and back room staff have resigned, does that mean stfc have accepted their resignations, if not are they still employees of the club? Just asking, and would they be able to walk into another football club. A bit in the dark over this one!!!!!!!. What are the FL doing today???? Can we have a decision please!!!!!. I say give Ward and Miller a run, I'm sure that that they can keep the positive momentum going, as I don't think they would be any worse than the faliures and big shots that have thrown their hats into the ring. Calcio Robin
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12:04pm Thu 21 Feb 13

zigounette and ballons says...

neville brothers,moss brothers,the brothers johnson,band of brothers,brothers in arms,the kray brothers the richardson brothers the chuckle brothers
neville brothers,moss brothers,the brothers johnson,band of brothers,brothers in arms,the kray brothers the richardson brothers the chuckle brothers zigounette and ballons
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12:04pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
No hard feelings towards PDC. He did the job that was asked of him, bringing charisma and passion to the job too. I'm not convinced he's the only one who could have got us to this position though. With the money he was allowed to spend (and often waste), failure would have been unthinkable. Would I have him back? Yes, probably - but he has closed the door on us and I think it's preferable that we move on, so I certainly wouldn't like to think we'd be chasing after him. When all's said and done, he is one manager in the history of STFC. We can survive without him. I reckon he might soon reflect that, despite all his complaints, life was not so bad here after all.
Well said Oi Den !...
That sums up the situation perfectly.
Are there any preferences from yourself on who you would like as our next Manager ?
To be honest, O-S, I think it's very difficult and I'm very glad it's not me who has to make the decision. Previous success is no guarantee of more success, and previous pereceived failure is no guarantee of more of that. We have had success with big name footballers cutting their management teeth with us but I don't go along with that as the only way. Our luck has to run out sooner or later. You can look around and see countless examples of star players who flopped as managers.
.
Gut feelings: Mark Yates or someone of his ilk who has worked with a small budget and still done well, and I would not be averse to giving Jimmy F-H a shot at it. But I'm convinced that a combination of circumstances, luck and chemistry play a big part in whether it works out or not, and I think this explains why some managers appear to fail at some clubs and succeed at others.
.
Regarding Adkins, I think there is something in what Piston_Broke says (although I believe he's a Bournemouth fan so think there may be a bit of mischief in there!).
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: No hard feelings towards PDC. He did the job that was asked of him, bringing charisma and passion to the job too. I'm not convinced he's the only one who could have got us to this position though. With the money he was allowed to spend (and often waste), failure would have been unthinkable. Would I have him back? Yes, probably - but he has closed the door on us and I think it's preferable that we move on, so I certainly wouldn't like to think we'd be chasing after him. When all's said and done, he is one manager in the history of STFC. We can survive without him. I reckon he might soon reflect that, despite all his complaints, life was not so bad here after all.[/p][/quote]Well said Oi Den !... That sums up the situation perfectly. Are there any preferences from yourself on who you would like as our next Manager ?[/p][/quote]To be honest, O-S, I think it's very difficult and I'm very glad it's not me who has to make the decision. Previous success is no guarantee of more success, and previous pereceived failure is no guarantee of more of that. We have had success with big name footballers cutting their management teeth with us but I don't go along with that as the only way. Our luck has to run out sooner or later. You can look around and see countless examples of star players who flopped as managers. . Gut feelings: Mark Yates or someone of his ilk who has worked with a small budget and still done well, and I would not be averse to giving Jimmy F-H a shot at it. But I'm convinced that a combination of circumstances, luck and chemistry play a big part in whether it works out or not, and I think this explains why some managers appear to fail at some clubs and succeed at others. . Regarding Adkins, I think there is something in what Piston_Broke says (although I believe he's a Bournemouth fan so think there may be a bit of mischief in there!). Oi Den!
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12:08pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

"perceived"
"perceived" Oi Den!
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12:11pm Thu 21 Feb 13

avo says...

Paolo Di Canio please.
Paolo Di Canio please. avo
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12:13pm Thu 21 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Paolo has gone, I would have loved him to stay and feel absolutely gutted that he is not here, BUT HE LEFT US IN THE SH1T, end of... where has he been this week....

Move on now, as much as I would welcome him back it doesnt mean its right
Lovesey, I like your emotion and respect your views but, you know, things are not so bad. Digby is back interim G/K coach, we have Ward and Miller as senior pro's . We also have Pitman and Bodin for guidance should we need it, and a squad of players who have a desire to win and carry on winning. We can easily tick along for a few weeks at least without starting any panic. We are top of the league, it is up to others to do better and it just remains for us to keep doing what we do best, play effective football when ever we can. I do think we will be OK.

PDC made his bed, now he will regret leaving if we go up or make the play offs. His loss, he bailed out, although he is gone and the way he has left has made a return almost impossible. I and the rest would have preferred it if he had stayed. One way or the other, we will go on, we will survive and although his tenure here was good it came at a heavy price, had it not, it wouldn't have been Swindon would it ? Keep smiling, we are top of the league.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Paolo has gone, I would have loved him to stay and feel absolutely gutted that he is not here, BUT HE LEFT US IN THE SH1T, end of... where has he been this week.... Move on now, as much as I would welcome him back it doesnt mean its right[/p][/quote]Lovesey, I like your emotion and respect your views but, you know, things are not so bad. Digby is back interim G/K coach, we have Ward and Miller as senior pro's . We also have Pitman and Bodin for guidance should we need it, and a squad of players who have a desire to win and carry on winning. We can easily tick along for a few weeks at least without starting any panic. We are top of the league, it is up to others to do better and it just remains for us to keep doing what we do best, play effective football when ever we can. I do think we will be OK. PDC made his bed, now he will regret leaving if we go up or make the play offs. His loss, he bailed out, although he is gone and the way he has left has made a return almost impossible. I and the rest would have preferred it if he had stayed. One way or the other, we will go on, we will survive and although his tenure here was good it came at a heavy price, had it not, it wouldn't have been Swindon would it ? Keep smiling, we are top of the league. the wizard
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12:16pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

I see the Beeb are billing QPR's 1967 victory over WBA as the greatest League Cup upset ever. They're right of course - the mighty Town beating plucky little Arsenal two years later wasn't that big a deal.
I see the Beeb are billing QPR's 1967 victory over WBA as the greatest League Cup upset ever. They're right of course - the mighty Town beating plucky little Arsenal two years later wasn't that big a deal. Oi Den!
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12:23pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Always red says...

I know we are all entitled to our opinion but the bring back Paolo brigade are doing my head in.
He's done the dirty on us the same as Hoddle did. Swindon Town looked after Pdc very well with all their backing and when things got a bit sticky he ran away & took all his team with him. Talk about toys & pram never mind all us supporters who have to watch all this from the side yet can do nothing ,but its our money that goes into the club season after season and we always seem to get screwed over after a good spell . Is it some kind of punishment of being a swindon fan ? So no I don't want Paolo back great while it lasted but let's lick our wounds & move on. Good luck to the new board (when it happens) please please think hard about new manager don't go for cheap go for quality,you get what you pay for.
And I hope the players remember what PDC said once in his press conference "this club will be nothing without me "
Now wouldn't promotion seem a bit sweeter if we got it now ? coymr
I know we are all entitled to our opinion but the bring back Paolo brigade are doing my head in. He's done the dirty on us the same as Hoddle did. Swindon Town looked after Pdc very well with all their backing and when things got a bit sticky he ran away & took all his team with him. Talk about toys & pram never mind all us supporters who have to watch all this from the side yet can do nothing ,but its our money that goes into the club season after season and we always seem to get screwed over after a good spell . Is it some kind of punishment of being a swindon fan ? So no I don't want Paolo back great while it lasted but let's lick our wounds & move on. Good luck to the new board (when it happens) please please think hard about new manager don't go for cheap go for quality,you get what you pay for. And I hope the players remember what PDC said once in his press conference "this club will be nothing without me " Now wouldn't promotion seem a bit sweeter if we got it now ? coymr Always red
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12:26pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Stratton Red says...

Butcher - NO
*
JFH - NO
*
BROWN - Yes (contract only until end of season)
*
Gary Johnson not worth a shout?
*
Personally get someone in interim and then look for a young rookie manager - e.g. Martin Keown, Ryan Giggs (unlikely but may get some ManUre rats through the turnstiles)
Butcher - NO * JFH - NO * BROWN - Yes (contract only until end of season) * Gary Johnson not worth a shout? * Personally get someone in interim and then look for a young rookie manager - e.g. Martin Keown, Ryan Giggs (unlikely but may get some ManUre rats through the turnstiles) Stratton Red
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12:39pm Thu 21 Feb 13

chrystovski says...

Always red wrote:
I know we are all entitled to our opinion but the bring back Paolo brigade are doing my head in. He's done the dirty on us the same as Hoddle did. Swindon Town looked after Pdc very well with all their backing and when things got a bit sticky he ran away & took all his team with him. Talk about toys & pram never mind all us supporters who have to watch all this from the side yet can do nothing ,but its our money that goes into the club season after season and we always seem to get screwed over after a good spell . Is it some kind of punishment of being a swindon fan ? So no I don't want Paolo back great while it lasted but let's lick our wounds & move on. Good luck to the new board (when it happens) please please think hard about new manager don't go for cheap go for quality,you get what you pay for. And I hope the players remember what PDC said once in his press conference "this club will be nothing without me " Now wouldn't promotion seem a bit sweeter if we got it now ? coymr
Spot on!!!
[quote][p][bold]Always red[/bold] wrote: I know we are all entitled to our opinion but the bring back Paolo brigade are doing my head in. He's done the dirty on us the same as Hoddle did. Swindon Town looked after Pdc very well with all their backing and when things got a bit sticky he ran away & took all his team with him. Talk about toys & pram never mind all us supporters who have to watch all this from the side yet can do nothing ,but its our money that goes into the club season after season and we always seem to get screwed over after a good spell . Is it some kind of punishment of being a swindon fan ? So no I don't want Paolo back great while it lasted but let's lick our wounds & move on. Good luck to the new board (when it happens) please please think hard about new manager don't go for cheap go for quality,you get what you pay for. And I hope the players remember what PDC said once in his press conference "this club will be nothing without me " Now wouldn't promotion seem a bit sweeter if we got it now ? coymr[/p][/quote]Spot on!!! chrystovski
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12:40pm Thu 21 Feb 13

bearwoodred says...

hertz wrote:
What about Stuart Pearce caretaker till end of season , he only has a part time job and lives just up the street .:0) . Just imagine you are just out of work manager , and you see a position for a thriving club with great support and perfect playing surface who just happen to be top of their league with barnd new board with ambition, or you see other vacancies in same division and achieve nothing . Paolo which one will you choose ?
Stuart Pearce would be brilliant choice but cannot see him leaving the U21's
[quote][p][bold]hertz[/bold] wrote: What about Stuart Pearce caretaker till end of season , he only has a part time job and lives just up the street .:0) . Just imagine you are just out of work manager , and you see a position for a thriving club with great support and perfect playing surface who just happen to be top of their league with barnd new board with ambition, or you see other vacancies in same division and achieve nothing . Paolo which one will you choose ?[/p][/quote]Stuart Pearce would be brilliant choice but cannot see him leaving the U21's bearwoodred
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12:45pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Tomcat 1944 says...

Rather long board meeting yesterday, anyone know what happened? Obviously not a lot as the FL are still silent.
Rather long board meeting yesterday, anyone know what happened? Obviously not a lot as the FL are still silent. Tomcat 1944
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12:51pm Thu 21 Feb 13

airman68 says...

smirg kcab
you read about it here first

put 2 and 2 together and get a bet on
smirg kcab you read about it here first put 2 and 2 together and get a bet on airman68
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1:03pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Jon the red says...

Hang on - i'm just merely saying i felt Paolo would take us to the championship after being rock bottom 2 years ago and i don't want any muppet manager in. In my opinion he's been the best manager we have had in years. My opinion ok.
Hang on - i'm just merely saying i felt Paolo would take us to the championship after being rock bottom 2 years ago and i don't want any muppet manager in. In my opinion he's been the best manager we have had in years. My opinion ok. Jon the red
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1:05pm Thu 21 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
I see the Beeb are billing QPR's 1967 victory over WBA as the greatest League Cup upset ever. They're right of course - the mighty Town beating plucky little Arsenal two years later wasn't that big a deal.
that wasn't an upset Den!that was an even money bet!remember my ol dad saying,when Sir Don gets the ball he'll cut through them like butter and score twice!it was a fait a ccompli!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I see the Beeb are billing QPR's 1967 victory over WBA as the greatest League Cup upset ever. They're right of course - the mighty Town beating plucky little Arsenal two years later wasn't that big a deal.[/p][/quote]that wasn't an upset Den!that was an even money bet!remember my ol dad saying,when Sir Don gets the ball he'll cut through them like butter and score twice!it was a fait a ccompli!!!!!!!! the don69
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1:19pm Thu 21 Feb 13

StFc says...

Just pulled up next to a black bmw at Coate. Had to do a double take as i could have sworn it was Glenda.
Whos he visiting in the town?
Just pulled up next to a black bmw at Coate. Had to do a double take as i could have sworn it was Glenda. Whos he visiting in the town? StFc
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1:20pm Thu 21 Feb 13

stanharlands6shirt says...

madterrier wrote:
mike1990 wrote:
How about the Neville Brothers?Gary as Manager and Phil player coach?or Giggs and Scholes?
The Neville Brothers??!!

I suppose they would add some soul to the club, and some rhythm to our style of play. But doubtless we would end up with the blues again.
Smiled when I read this madterrier, but I think it probably went straight over many heads.
Still you "tell it like it is", so that's all right.
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mike1990[/bold] wrote: How about the Neville Brothers?Gary as Manager and Phil player coach?or Giggs and Scholes?[/p][/quote]The Neville Brothers??!! I suppose they would add some soul to the club, and some rhythm to our style of play. But doubtless we would end up with the blues again.[/p][/quote]Smiled when I read this madterrier, but I think it probably went straight over many heads. Still you "tell it like it is", so that's all right. stanharlands6shirt
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1:37pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

Stratton Red wrote:
Butcher - NO
*
JFH - NO
*
BROWN - Yes (contract only until end of season)
*
Gary Johnson not worth a shout?
*
Personally get someone in interim and then look for a young rookie manager - e.g. Martin Keown, Ryan Giggs (unlikely but may get some ManUre rats through the turnstiles)
Someone like Johnson or even Mark Yates has got to be a better choice than someone untried like JFH. Both have done a good job on smaller budgets than they'd get at the Town (even if the new board are less keen to splash the cash than Wray was).

If they want an interim manager then they should try for Adkins rather than someone with no track record and who's only bringing a good name. Plus someone like Giggs probably earns in a week what the Town could afford to pay him in a month (or probably even a year)
[quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Butcher - NO * JFH - NO * BROWN - Yes (contract only until end of season) * Gary Johnson not worth a shout? * Personally get someone in interim and then look for a young rookie manager - e.g. Martin Keown, Ryan Giggs (unlikely but may get some ManUre rats through the turnstiles)[/p][/quote]Someone like Johnson or even Mark Yates has got to be a better choice than someone untried like JFH. Both have done a good job on smaller budgets than they'd get at the Town (even if the new board are less keen to splash the cash than Wray was). If they want an interim manager then they should try for Adkins rather than someone with no track record and who's only bringing a good name. Plus someone like Giggs probably earns in a week what the Town could afford to pay him in a month (or probably even a year) Jeremy Hilary Boob
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2:30pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

super reds wrote:
Pewsham Red wrote:
stfclondon wrote:
Butcher would be a very good choice.

Brown did brilliantly with Hull but is a bit of a 'Marmite' character.

Hasselbaink would be a gamble, but those have paid off for us in the past.

Adkins is still my first choice, although I don't know how realistic that is.
Agreed. Butcher would be decent shout. Not so enamoured by Brown. Presumably, by 'marmite' I assume you mean he looks like he's covered in it.

Adkins would be my first choice too.
Pewsham, 'Marmite character' would say to me, 'you either love him or hate him'
Me too - it was a reference to his spray tan. Humour does not come across well on this site.
[quote][p][bold]super reds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: Butcher would be a very good choice. Brown did brilliantly with Hull but is a bit of a 'Marmite' character. Hasselbaink would be a gamble, but those have paid off for us in the past. Adkins is still my first choice, although I don't know how realistic that is.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Butcher would be decent shout. Not so enamoured by Brown. Presumably, by 'marmite' I assume you mean he looks like he's covered in it. Adkins would be my first choice too.[/p][/quote]Pewsham, 'Marmite character' would say to me, 'you either love him or hate him'[/p][/quote]Me too - it was a reference to his spray tan. Humour does not come across well on this site. Pewsham Red
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2:42pm Thu 21 Feb 13

madterrier says...

I'm sure plenty people got it Pewsham. Always feel sorry for the guy who misses the subtle point and spells out the obvious.
I'm sure plenty people got it Pewsham. Always feel sorry for the guy who misses the subtle point and spells out the obvious. madterrier
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4:37pm Thu 21 Feb 13

alchafreds says...

Jon the red wrote:
Hang on - i'm just merely saying i felt Paolo would take us to the championship after being rock bottom 2 years ago and i don't want any muppet manager in. In my opinion he's been the best manager we have had in years. My opinion ok.
yep mine too, every body loved the fact he done what he wanted said what he wanted,now it goes against the grain
the club let him down as they have let us down Paolo put bums on seats and brought people back to the cc .
can only see attendances falling from here though i hope im wrong
[quote][p][bold]Jon the red[/bold] wrote: Hang on - i'm just merely saying i felt Paolo would take us to the championship after being rock bottom 2 years ago and i don't want any muppet manager in. In my opinion he's been the best manager we have had in years. My opinion ok.[/p][/quote]yep mine too, every body loved the fact he done what he wanted said what he wanted,now it goes against the grain the club let him down as they have let us down Paolo put bums on seats and brought people back to the cc . can only see attendances falling from here though i hope im wrong alchafreds
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4:58pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Robin of Andover says...

Paolo should come back and finish the job he started. I'm not too keen on any names mentioned as the prospective manager. Still say Nigel Adkins would be brilliant . . . he has done the job before, taking Southampton up, and coming in now would be a lot easier as the team is already there . . . just need a couple of additions
Paolo should come back and finish the job he started. I'm not too keen on any names mentioned as the prospective manager. Still say Nigel Adkins would be brilliant . . . he has done the job before, taking Southampton up, and coming in now would be a lot easier as the team is already there . . . just need a couple of additions Robin of Andover
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5:18pm Thu 21 Feb 13

supersaver says...

Miller and Ward was the right move and we (The Board) must not rush into an appointment, however with promotion so close they need to give it utmost priority.

Appoint a manager until the end of the season and see where we are.

If the person appointed wants the job that much they would surely agree to this.
Miller and Ward was the right move and we (The Board) must not rush into an appointment, however with promotion so close they need to give it utmost priority. Appoint a manager until the end of the season and see where we are. If the person appointed wants the job that much they would surely agree to this. supersaver
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5:33pm Thu 21 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

I think Butcher would be a great choice.
Just hope to many would give his assistant Malpass to much of a hard time.
I think Butcher would be a great choice. Just hope to many would give his assistant Malpass to much of a hard time. swwindon61uk
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5:47pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Fernham Red says...

1st Choice: Di Canio; 2nd Choice: Adkins. We should be keeping our sights high and maintaining our ambition to become a permanent fixture in the championship. The appointment has to integrate our youth development policy with success on the field. Di Canio and Adkins are the right possibilities for the long term. Please bring back Paolo; I know he could be talked into a return now that Jed and Co are on board.
1st Choice: Di Canio; 2nd Choice: Adkins. We should be keeping our sights high and maintaining our ambition to become a permanent fixture in the championship. The appointment has to integrate our youth development policy with success on the field. Di Canio and Adkins are the right possibilities for the long term. Please bring back Paolo; I know he could be talked into a return now that Jed and Co are on board. Fernham Red
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5:47pm Thu 21 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

sagadude wrote:
Excellent choice. He has done a great job with Inverness CT.

Also if he was to finish of PDC's work and take us up, he is less likely to be headhunted or leave us, apart from maybe Ipswich?
He has, i have watched ICT a few times on TV and they play some nice football but we have better players.
Getting ICT to 2nd in the SPL is a great achievement.
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: Excellent choice. He has done a great job with Inverness CT. Also if he was to finish of PDC's work and take us up, he is less likely to be headhunted or leave us, apart from maybe Ipswich?[/p][/quote]He has, i have watched ICT a few times on TV and they play some nice football but we have better players. Getting ICT to 2nd in the SPL is a great achievement. swwindon61uk
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5:50pm Thu 21 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

glasred wrote:
Wait until the takeover is completed and then we will hear from PDC...all is quiet because no one can speak...except PDC could speak now if he wanted to..if he REALLY has cut and run from this club...so why no speach from him on Sky or BBC?....He may well be waiting in the wings for the new owners to take the helm....I find it hard to beleive that PDC will walk away from STFC now,with all his hard work showing us top of the table.
A long shot some may say,but I dont think we have heard the last of PDC at STFC!!
I have this at the back of my mind also.
Now maybe even more so Mr.Gold has said he still wants big Sam.
Amazing just how many names out there really isn't it/
[quote][p][bold]glasred[/bold] wrote: Wait until the takeover is completed and then we will hear from PDC...all is quiet because no one can speak...except PDC could speak now if he wanted to..if he REALLY has cut and run from this club...so why no speach from him on Sky or BBC?....He may well be waiting in the wings for the new owners to take the helm....I find it hard to beleive that PDC will walk away from STFC now,with all his hard work showing us top of the table. A long shot some may say,but I dont think we have heard the last of PDC at STFC!![/p][/quote]I have this at the back of my mind also. Now maybe even more so Mr.Gold has said he still wants big Sam. Amazing just how many names out there really isn't it/ swwindon61uk
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5:55pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

supersaver wrote:
Miller and Ward was the right move and we (The Board) must not rush into an appointment, however with promotion so close they need to give it utmost priority.

Appoint a manager until the end of the season and see where we are.

If the person appointed wants the job that much they would surely agree to this.
Not sure the two are compatible. With 14 games to go and top of the league I don't think we can hang about with the next appointment.

I think we need someone in fairly quickly to keep the momentum going, presumably on a short term deal.

If it was the summer we could take our time, knowing what division we would be in, but if we dither now it could be too late.
[quote][p][bold]supersaver[/bold] wrote: Miller and Ward was the right move and we (The Board) must not rush into an appointment, however with promotion so close they need to give it utmost priority. Appoint a manager until the end of the season and see where we are. If the person appointed wants the job that much they would surely agree to this.[/p][/quote]Not sure the two are compatible. With 14 games to go and top of the league I don't think we can hang about with the next appointment. I think we need someone in fairly quickly to keep the momentum going, presumably on a short term deal. If it was the summer we could take our time, knowing what division we would be in, but if we dither now it could be too late. Pewsham Red
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5:57pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Stratton Red wrote:
Butcher - NO
*
JFH - NO
*
BROWN - Yes (contract only until end of season)
*
Gary Johnson not worth a shout?
*
Personally get someone in interim and then look for a young rookie manager - e.g. Martin Keown, Ryan Giggs (unlikely but may get some ManUre rats through the turnstiles)
Someone like Johnson or even Mark Yates has got to be a better choice than someone untried like JFH. Both have done a good job on smaller budgets than they'd get at the Town (even if the new board are less keen to splash the cash than Wray was).

If they want an interim manager then they should try for Adkins rather than someone with no track record and who's only bringing a good name. Plus someone like Giggs probably earns in a week what the Town could afford to pay him in a month (or probably even a year)
I quite like the thought of Mark Yates, but reckon Johnson would rather stay put for now - Yeovil are a bit more stable than us. Got a pretty good record at this level though.
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Butcher - NO * JFH - NO * BROWN - Yes (contract only until end of season) * Gary Johnson not worth a shout? * Personally get someone in interim and then look for a young rookie manager - e.g. Martin Keown, Ryan Giggs (unlikely but may get some ManUre rats through the turnstiles)[/p][/quote]Someone like Johnson or even Mark Yates has got to be a better choice than someone untried like JFH. Both have done a good job on smaller budgets than they'd get at the Town (even if the new board are less keen to splash the cash than Wray was). If they want an interim manager then they should try for Adkins rather than someone with no track record and who's only bringing a good name. Plus someone like Giggs probably earns in a week what the Town could afford to pay him in a month (or probably even a year)[/p][/quote]I quite like the thought of Mark Yates, but reckon Johnson would rather stay put for now - Yeovil are a bit more stable than us. Got a pretty good record at this level though. Pewsham Red
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6:32pm Thu 21 Feb 13

pcowley says...

Wouldn't want Butcher!Scotish football is streets behind our standard of football.Hasslebank no because he's got no experience.I wouldn't mind Brown though out of all that have been mentioned.someone is needed with a bit of experience.i don't agree that bringing too many youth players into the side though.it doesn't work nowadays. Again experience like Danny Hollands who was hitting top form before he got injured.I think if we got him back we would walk league 1.
Wouldn't want Butcher!Scotish football is streets behind our standard of football.Hasslebank no because he's got no experience.I wouldn't mind Brown though out of all that have been mentioned.someone is needed with a bit of experience.i don't agree that bringing too many youth players into the side though.it doesn't work nowadays. Again experience like Danny Hollands who was hitting top form before he got injured.I think if we got him back we would walk league 1. pcowley
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6:43pm Thu 21 Feb 13

leader1111 says...

The PDC formula has worked, and its not guesswork. We are at the top of the first, so don't blow it at this stage by introducing change. If its not broke, don't fix it.
Youth development is good for fee generation or eventual first team spot but not as a way to save money and go nowhere as a result.
The PDC formula has worked, and its not guesswork. We are at the top of the first, so don't blow it at this stage by introducing change. If its not broke, don't fix it. Youth development is good for fee generation or eventual first team spot but not as a way to save money and go nowhere as a result. leader1111
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7:03pm Thu 21 Feb 13

RogerJ1969 says...

Farteaboy wrote:
I hope these names are pure speculation. None of the ones mentioned so far fill me with enthusiasm. Butcher had a short spell managing Sydney FC down here and he was sacked from that gig after not cutting the mustard. Adkins would be great-I know he's done bigger things but it wasnt that long ago that he was a lower league manager, Doubt we could afford his salary though. Personally I'm disappointed Skippy hasnt been put in charge for Saturday. He deserves a go. Great club man.
Skippy being the bush kangeroo, saw plenty in NSW last year.
Zippy being Paul Bodin.
[quote][p][bold]Farteaboy[/bold] wrote: I hope these names are pure speculation. None of the ones mentioned so far fill me with enthusiasm. Butcher had a short spell managing Sydney FC down here and he was sacked from that gig after not cutting the mustard. Adkins would be great-I know he's done bigger things but it wasnt that long ago that he was a lower league manager, Doubt we could afford his salary though. Personally I'm disappointed Skippy hasnt been put in charge for Saturday. He deserves a go. Great club man.[/p][/quote]Skippy being the bush kangeroo, saw plenty in NSW last year. Zippy being Paul Bodin. RogerJ1969
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7:04pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Bonehead1965 says...

any defender turned manager will always play defensive boring football and will always look at soaking up the attacking team and hit them on the break,i dont rate hockaday or butcher,if it was not for the ecco friendly chairman at forest green hockaday would not have had the same impact this season.swindon need to look for a manager with the same footballing methods pdc has created and carry on.
any defender turned manager will always play defensive boring football and will always look at soaking up the attacking team and hit them on the break,i dont rate hockaday or butcher,if it was not for the ecco friendly chairman at forest green hockaday would not have had the same impact this season.swindon need to look for a manager with the same footballing methods pdc has created and carry on. Bonehead1965
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7:25pm Thu 21 Feb 13

kevkirky says...

Surely the Roy Evans / Pat butcher sorry "razor ruddock" combo would be the best choice? Especially now razor is a "celeb". Guarantee us non league & administration in a matter of a few seasons...........
Surely the Roy Evans / Pat butcher sorry "razor ruddock" combo would be the best choice? Especially now razor is a "celeb". Guarantee us non league & administration in a matter of a few seasons........... kevkirky
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