SWINDON TOWN: Rooney returns to first-team training

Luke Rooney

Luke Rooney

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SWINDON Town have confirmed that Luke Rooney has returned to first-team training ahead of the visit of Preston this weekend.

Rooney has trained away from the squad for several months after falling out of favour with former manager Paolo Di Canio.

The former Gillingham winger, who cost Town around £125,000 in January last year, has not featured for the Robins since the trip to Preston in September but he looks set to be included in the matchday squad this weekend.

A club statement read: "Luke Rooney returned to first team training on Thursday morning as preparations continued for the visit of Preston North End this weekend."

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9:45am Fri 22 Feb 13

grakew says...

Good to hear...The lad deserves another chance...
Good to hear...The lad deserves another chance... grakew
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9:50am Fri 22 Feb 13

MrBstard says...

More good news.
More good news. MrBstard
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9:52am Fri 22 Feb 13

super red says...

Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway.

Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start.
Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway. Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start. super red
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9:57am Fri 22 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

super red wrote:
Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway. Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start.
He sat with the fans with fodds when he was taken off, after another absolutely shocking performance from him.
We have not missed him as burton and Rotherham didn't either
Onwards and upwards
A bench warmer to make numbers up
[quote][p][bold]super red[/bold] wrote: Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway. Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start.[/p][/quote]He sat with the fans with fodds when he was taken off, after another absolutely shocking performance from him. We have not missed him as burton and Rotherham didn't either Onwards and upwards A bench warmer to make numbers up smirg kcab
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9:57am Fri 22 Feb 13

AdderB says...

This is good news . We are short of players and Luke deserves a chance . Hope he does well. Its going to be an Interesting afternoon at the County Ground on Sat .
This is good news . We are short of players and Luke deserves a chance . Hope he does well. Its going to be an Interesting afternoon at the County Ground on Sat . AdderB
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10:00am Fri 22 Feb 13

Okus Road says...

smirg kcab wrote:
super red wrote:
Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway. Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start.
He sat with the fans with fodds when he was taken off, after another absolutely shocking performance from him.
We have not missed him as burton and Rotherham didn't either
Onwards and upwards
A bench warmer to make numbers up
Nice and positive as usual!

How about getting your glass half full and support ll the players that wear the shirt.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]super red[/bold] wrote: Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway. Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start.[/p][/quote]He sat with the fans with fodds when he was taken off, after another absolutely shocking performance from him. We have not missed him as burton and Rotherham didn't either Onwards and upwards A bench warmer to make numbers up[/p][/quote]Nice and positive as usual! How about getting your glass half full and support ll the players that wear the shirt. Okus Road
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10:01am Fri 22 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

Glad to see him back. We've only seen glimpses of what he can do, so hopefully there's a lot more to come.
Glad to see him back. We've only seen glimpses of what he can do, so hopefully there's a lot more to come. stfclondon
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10:10am Fri 22 Feb 13

Kingseleven says...

Welcome back Luke.....your most welcome....Caddis next please.
Welcome back Luke.....your most welcome....Caddis next please. Kingseleven
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10:13am Fri 22 Feb 13

sagadude says...

Very glad to see Luke back in.

"Rooney (Luke) crosses in the 90 minute to Rooney (Adam)", its there Town have pulled off another great win.

Lets hope so :-)

COYR
Very glad to see Luke back in. "Rooney (Luke) crosses in the 90 minute to Rooney (Adam)", its there Town have pulled off another great win. Lets hope so :-) COYR sagadude
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10:13am Fri 22 Feb 13

Graham8181 says...

Yes Caddis !!!
Yes Caddis !!! Graham8181
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10:13am Fri 22 Feb 13

jonnyb4532 says...

when ritchie went was expecting him to come back into fold glad hes back in unplayable on his day qualityyy winger and can score goals
when ritchie went was expecting him to come back into fold glad hes back in unplayable on his day qualityyy winger and can score goals jonnyb4532
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10:15am Fri 22 Feb 13

We are PANTS says...

Kingseleven wrote:
Welcome back Luke.....your most welcome....Caddis next please.
YES PLEASE!!! Caddis at the back and Nathan pushed on as a winger!!! Now theres an idea!!!
[quote][p][bold]Kingseleven[/bold] wrote: Welcome back Luke.....your most welcome....Caddis next please.[/p][/quote]YES PLEASE!!! Caddis at the back and Nathan pushed on as a winger!!! Now theres an idea!!! We are PANTS
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10:15am Fri 22 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

Okus Road wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
super red wrote: Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway. Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start.
He sat with the fans with fodds when he was taken off, after another absolutely shocking performance from him. We have not missed him as burton and Rotherham didn't either Onwards and upwards A bench warmer to make numbers up
Nice and positive as usual! How about getting your glass half full and support ll the players that wear the shirt.
Stupid women he didn't want to wear the shirt that's why he has not featured since the Preston game.
Just write what I see, only ever had one good game IMO.
As I said look forward to him making the numbers.
We are top of the league because all players give 100% , not because the likes of him don't want to wear our proud shirt.
Onwards and upwards
[quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]super red[/bold] wrote: Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway. Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start.[/p][/quote]He sat with the fans with fodds when he was taken off, after another absolutely shocking performance from him. We have not missed him as burton and Rotherham didn't either Onwards and upwards A bench warmer to make numbers up[/p][/quote]Nice and positive as usual! How about getting your glass half full and support ll the players that wear the shirt.[/p][/quote]Stupid women he didn't want to wear the shirt that's why he has not featured since the Preston game. Just write what I see, only ever had one good game IMO. As I said look forward to him making the numbers. We are top of the league because all players give 100% , not because the likes of him don't want to wear our proud shirt. Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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10:18am Fri 22 Feb 13

pdc does wot he wants says...

when you look at how much he cost and doesn't play its no wonder AB stopped putting money in same with TAH
250,000 when he was fit he sat on the bench .
as for rooney and caddis. seems that if you are out spoken then are were out of the team.
i work with an ipswich fan and he said roy keane done the same with all there best players and look where they are now
when you look at how much he cost and doesn't play its no wonder AB stopped putting money in same with TAH 250,000 when he was fit he sat on the bench . as for rooney and caddis. seems that if you are out spoken then are were out of the team. i work with an ipswich fan and he said roy keane done the same with all there best players and look where they are now pdc does wot he wants
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10:18am Fri 22 Feb 13

peatmoor pirate says...

LR is slagged off by some fans for performances but given the criticism of him frm PDC from virtually day one after he arrived, it is possible that his confidence was hot.
I'm afraid PDC fell out with far too many players while he was here - this caused us costs which we couldn't afford and helped get us where we are. Any manager in any business will tell you you have to sweat your assets to make money, not have them training with the youth team!
LR is slagged off by some fans for performances but given the criticism of him frm PDC from virtually day one after he arrived, it is possible that his confidence was hot. I'm afraid PDC fell out with far too many players while he was here - this caused us costs which we couldn't afford and helped get us where we are. Any manager in any business will tell you you have to sweat your assets to make money, not have them training with the youth team! peatmoor pirate
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10:21am Fri 22 Feb 13

billbst says...

His opportunity to turn things around Possibly his only one.
His opportunity to turn things around Possibly his only one. billbst
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10:26am Fri 22 Feb 13

madred says...

Caddis return would be fantastic, cant happen though until end of season as he is on a season long loan at Birm. Have to say this was a massive mistake by PDC to let him go in the first place. As for Rooney good to see him back in the reckoning, he does offer something different and has the ability to make an impact coming off the bench. Really looking forward to tomorrows game, wont be the same without PDC but to me STFC IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANY ONE INDIVIDUAL.... come on you redsssss !!
Caddis return would be fantastic, cant happen though until end of season as he is on a season long loan at Birm. Have to say this was a massive mistake by PDC to let him go in the first place. As for Rooney good to see him back in the reckoning, he does offer something different and has the ability to make an impact coming off the bench. Really looking forward to tomorrows game, wont be the same without PDC but to me STFC IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANY ONE INDIVIDUAL.... come on you redsssss !! madred
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10:43am Fri 22 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

sagadude wrote:
Very glad to see Luke back in. "Rooney (Luke) crosses in the 90 minute to Rooney (Adam)", its there Town have pulled off another great win. Lets hope so :-) COYR
then the pope runs over from the dugout and celebrates break dancing together.
okus
wake up people we havent seen the best of luke rooney? and
magera
cox
materazzi
gabilondo
pericard
dossevi
easyjet
risser
clarke
and many more, so do we resign them.?
stop feeling sorry for poor players after all do black,arib di canio and all involved with this utter fiasco care about you/us the fans NO.
bring in loan players and **** poor ones out.
who would rather see pack here and rooney shipped to chelts?
well i would be the first to say i would.
half-glass lol
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: Very glad to see Luke back in. "Rooney (Luke) crosses in the 90 minute to Rooney (Adam)", its there Town have pulled off another great win. Lets hope so :-) COYR[/p][/quote]then the pope runs over from the dugout and celebrates break dancing together. okus wake up people we havent seen the best of luke rooney? and magera cox materazzi gabilondo pericard dossevi easyjet risser clarke and many more, so do we resign them.? stop feeling sorry for poor players after all do black,arib di canio and all involved with this utter fiasco care about you/us the fans NO. bring in loan players and **** poor ones out. who would rather see pack here and rooney shipped to chelts? well i would be the first to say i would. half-glass lol smirg kcab
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10:45am Fri 22 Feb 13

Wonder Strike says...

I always quite liked him. Especially useful as an impact sub.
I always quite liked him. Especially useful as an impact sub. Wonder Strike
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10:48am Fri 22 Feb 13

mallorca says...

just feel if your face did not fir with pdc there gone.Why in God´s name dod he sign these players????
all I hope is him and his agent did not get a BUNG that´s all we need especially when we are now possibly on course.
Pdc you mad your bed lay in it,no more propeganda as you will do yourself no good at all.
Just to add at first I was noy in favour with pdc´s appointment yet he did get results But at what cost
Theres a lot more sh-t to be made aware.
For one we are best shot of him.
When you look at the last home game Fans pleading Dicanio please stay,and behind there backs he is trying to stich up a deal for him and Spencer
Oh how Andy King would have loved his budget
Still has ended in tears my advice to Pdc is Shut it as what can you gain?????
just feel if your face did not fir with pdc there gone.Why in God´s name dod he sign these players???? all I hope is him and his agent did not get a BUNG that´s all we need especially when we are now possibly on course. Pdc you mad your bed lay in it,no more propeganda as you will do yourself no good at all. Just to add at first I was noy in favour with pdc´s appointment yet he did get results But at what cost Theres a lot more sh-t to be made aware. For one we are best shot of him. When you look at the last home game Fans pleading Dicanio please stay,and behind there backs he is trying to stich up a deal for him and Spencer Oh how Andy King would have loved his budget Still has ended in tears my advice to Pdc is Shut it as what can you gain????? mallorca
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10:54am Fri 22 Feb 13

STFCman&boy1973 says...

Oh dear the haters are out in force today...

IMHO he wasnt good enough, but Pack on the other hand, I guess that were not getting him now then...

Oh well, cant wait for the next great manager we get in, unless its Paolo, its a step backwards...
Oh dear the haters are out in force today... IMHO he wasnt good enough, but Pack on the other hand, I guess that were not getting him now then... Oh well, cant wait for the next great manager we get in, unless its Paolo, its a step backwards... STFCman&boy1973
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10:57am Fri 22 Feb 13

Pottered says...

Support and praise helps build confidence, we can all criticise as a entitlement as a supporter and I personally feel enough has been given to all over the last few weeks, move on this is a new period in the history of this club get behind all those that are financing and contracted as employees of this club, don't be critical its a new dawn for all. COYRs
Support and praise helps build confidence, we can all criticise as a entitlement as a supporter and I personally feel enough has been given to all over the last few weeks, move on this is a new period in the history of this club get behind all those that are financing and contracted as employees of this club, don't be critical its a new dawn for all. COYRs Pottered
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11:01am Fri 22 Feb 13

Airframe-dtm says...

When I first saw Luke Rooney against us at the County Ground I thought then trhat he was a quality player.

Just needs some regular playing time in the first team and I am sure he will improve to the current first squad standard.

As to Paul Caddis, I would also like him to return and used to love the Caddis, Ferry, Ritchie tri-angle on the right wing. Hopefully Nathan or Luke can fill the missing space!

However, when I read the article in the Birmingham Post yesterday PC does not sound keen to come back and was talking about being released not returning.

AFDTM
When I first saw Luke Rooney against us at the County Ground I thought then trhat he was a quality player. Just needs some regular playing time in the first team and I am sure he will improve to the current first squad standard. As to Paul Caddis, I would also like him to return and used to love the Caddis, Ferry, Ritchie tri-angle on the right wing. Hopefully Nathan or Luke can fill the missing space! However, when I read the article in the Birmingham Post yesterday PC does not sound keen to come back and was talking about being released not returning. AFDTM Airframe-dtm
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11:11am Fri 22 Feb 13

stfcknowitall says...

AT LAST!! Seems like our temp duo in charge are using thier heads already.

Rooney may not be the best defensively but can always cause problems offensively. Always thought he was a complete waste of talent and bearng in mind our lack of wingers at this present moment in time this had to be a no brainer for me.

Hope to see him on the pitch during the 90 mins tomorrow and I personally will welcome him back with open arms as I think this guy was dealt a raw deal since he joined us.

Bring on tomorrow & welcome back Luke Rooney!!
AT LAST!! Seems like our temp duo in charge are using thier heads already. Rooney may not be the best defensively but can always cause problems offensively. Always thought he was a complete waste of talent and bearng in mind our lack of wingers at this present moment in time this had to be a no brainer for me. Hope to see him on the pitch during the 90 mins tomorrow and I personally will welcome him back with open arms as I think this guy was dealt a raw deal since he joined us. Bring on tomorrow & welcome back Luke Rooney!! stfcknowitall
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11:12am Fri 22 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

30/ 45 Minute man from what I've seen but he can make an impact in that time.
However as he's only been training with the kids he will need to get as fit as the rest of the team , even for 30 minutes.

Caddis back for next season ? yes please Jed !
30/ 45 Minute man from what I've seen but he can make an impact in that time. However as he's only been training with the kids he will need to get as fit as the rest of the team , even for 30 minutes. Caddis back for next season ? yes please Jed ! Stilloyal
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11:19am Fri 22 Feb 13

Psychedelic Syd says...

Pleased to see Luke back in the reckoning, he deserves another chance. Not so sure about Caddis, Thompson is better defensively and gets back far quicker. Would be OK as a squad player.
Pleased to see Luke back in the reckoning, he deserves another chance. Not so sure about Caddis, Thompson is better defensively and gets back far quicker. Would be OK as a squad player. Psychedelic Syd
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11:30am Fri 22 Feb 13

sadgit says...

Get Benson back. Could be a useful late substitute.
Get Benson back. Could be a useful late substitute. sadgit
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11:48am Fri 22 Feb 13

Okus Road says...

smirg kcab wrote:
sagadude wrote:
Very glad to see Luke back in. "Rooney (Luke) crosses in the 90 minute to Rooney (Adam)", its there Town have pulled off another great win. Lets hope so :-) COYR
then the pope runs over from the dugout and celebrates break dancing together.
okus
wake up people we havent seen the best of luke rooney? and
magera
cox
materazzi
gabilondo
pericard
dossevi
easyjet
risser
clarke
and many more, so do we resign them.?
stop feeling sorry for poor players after all do black,arib di canio and all involved with this utter fiasco care about you/us the fans NO.
bring in loan players and **** poor ones out.
who would rather see pack here and rooney shipped to chelts?
well i would be the first to say i would.
half-glass lol
Just saying lets support the players. A new start for Rooney he could become the player we all thought he would and maybe give us something different.

His confidence was shot under Paolo for whatever reason so the last thing he needs is fans getting on his back before he has even got on the pitch, assuming he does.

I agree Pack to us and Rooney to Chelt would have been a good deal, but we are where we are, so I for one hope his does the business on the pitch and sets up a few goals for Williams or is that another player you don't rate?
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: Very glad to see Luke back in. "Rooney (Luke) crosses in the 90 minute to Rooney (Adam)", its there Town have pulled off another great win. Lets hope so :-) COYR[/p][/quote]then the pope runs over from the dugout and celebrates break dancing together. okus wake up people we havent seen the best of luke rooney? and magera cox materazzi gabilondo pericard dossevi easyjet risser clarke and many more, so do we resign them.? stop feeling sorry for poor players after all do black,arib di canio and all involved with this utter fiasco care about you/us the fans NO. bring in loan players and **** poor ones out. who would rather see pack here and rooney shipped to chelts? well i would be the first to say i would. half-glass lol[/p][/quote]Just saying lets support the players. A new start for Rooney he could become the player we all thought he would and maybe give us something different. His confidence was shot under Paolo for whatever reason so the last thing he needs is fans getting on his back before he has even got on the pitch, assuming he does. I agree Pack to us and Rooney to Chelt would have been a good deal, but we are where we are, so I for one hope his does the business on the pitch and sets up a few goals for Williams or is that another player you don't rate? Okus Road
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11:48am Fri 22 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

get magera back
onwards and upwards
IMPACT SUB
WE WANT PLAYERS WHO CAN PLAY GOOD ALL GAME NOT JUST 20MINS,
JESUS PAOLO WE SO SO MISS YOU.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
get magera back onwards and upwards IMPACT SUB WE WANT PLAYERS WHO CAN PLAY GOOD ALL GAME NOT JUST 20MINS, JESUS PAOLO WE SO SO MISS YOU. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX smirg kcab
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12:22pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Wilesy says...

I'm not sure Paolo was ever happy with any winger other than Ritchie.

Tried Atiku, Esajas, Gabilondo, De Vita, Holmes, Roberts, Storey, Williams, Adam Rooney, Bostock and Luke Rooney.

Was always Ritchie plus one. Roberts with the PDC shackles off will hopefully now shine, and RDV hopefully too. Luke Rooney now has his chance, but clearly is a confidence player. Was no good for him having PDC in his ear at the slightest error, sending the subs out to warm up if he didn't do something right.

On his day Luke looks quality, but my concern is whether he is a bit like Benson in that L2 is his limit. Not the strongest or the quickest, but a very good delivery and a decent shot so if he can get into forward positions he will create a bit. Good luck to him.
I'm not sure Paolo was ever happy with any winger other than Ritchie. Tried Atiku, Esajas, Gabilondo, De Vita, Holmes, Roberts, Storey, Williams, Adam Rooney, Bostock and Luke Rooney. Was always Ritchie plus one. Roberts with the PDC shackles off will hopefully now shine, and RDV hopefully too. Luke Rooney now has his chance, but clearly is a confidence player. Was no good for him having PDC in his ear at the slightest error, sending the subs out to warm up if he didn't do something right. On his day Luke looks quality, but my concern is whether he is a bit like Benson in that L2 is his limit. Not the strongest or the quickest, but a very good delivery and a decent shot so if he can get into forward positions he will create a bit. Good luck to him. Wilesy
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12:29pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Jets there'd says...

Football is all about opinions but, hopefully everyone reading & contributing to this forum are SwindonTown fans.
Therefore, if a player is wearing a Town shirt lets get behind them & support them 100%.
Every player will make errors but, lets not get on their backs lets encourage them.
Our Club needs all of our support now more than ever.
Paolo & his staff have left, another chapter has started so lets get behind whoever is selected for this Saturday's game & get behind them in a positive way!
COYR!
Football is all about opinions but, hopefully everyone reading & contributing to this forum are SwindonTown fans. Therefore, if a player is wearing a Town shirt lets get behind them & support them 100%. Every player will make errors but, lets not get on their backs lets encourage them. Our Club needs all of our support now more than ever. Paolo & his staff have left, another chapter has started so lets get behind whoever is selected for this Saturday's game & get behind them in a positive way! COYR! Jets there'd
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12:43pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

Did you all hear that Paolo took all of the pictures of his success down last night when he went in to his old office, why would he do that if its not an up yours to the club, well we are the club, he has made loads of mistakes and after reading the Black interview he obviously wanted his own way all the time. He is a great figure head for the fans, delivered the title and restored passion, but at three times the budget that Luggy did it with and letting players like Caddis go because its his way or the highway will cause him problems in his next job.

I will always love PDC for his desire passion and committment, but there is a sour note about all of the end, I went to Crawley away and said then he was off, Goodbye Paolo.....

Now moving on, welcome back Luke, has got real talent but doesn't always use it....
Did you all hear that Paolo took all of the pictures of his success down last night when he went in to his old office, why would he do that if its not an up yours to the club, well we are the club, he has made loads of mistakes and after reading the Black interview he obviously wanted his own way all the time. He is a great figure head for the fans, delivered the title and restored passion, but at three times the budget that Luggy did it with and letting players like Caddis go because its his way or the highway will cause him problems in his next job. I will always love PDC for his desire passion and committment, but there is a sour note about all of the end, I went to Crawley away and said then he was off, Goodbye Paolo..... Now moving on, welcome back Luke, has got real talent but doesn't always use it.... Is that you Lovesey
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12:44pm Fri 22 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

Okus Road wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
sagadude wrote: Very glad to see Luke back in. "Rooney (Luke) crosses in the 90 minute to Rooney (Adam)", its there Town have pulled off another great win. Lets hope so :-) COYR
then the pope runs over from the dugout and celebrates break dancing together. okus wake up people we havent seen the best of luke rooney? and magera cox materazzi gabilondo pericard dossevi easyjet risser clarke and many more, so do we resign them.? stop feeling sorry for poor players after all do black,arib di canio and all involved with this utter fiasco care about you/us the fans NO. bring in loan players and **** poor ones out. who would rather see pack here and rooney shipped to chelts? well i would be the first to say i would. half-glass lol
Just saying lets support the players. A new start for Rooney he could become the player we all thought he would and maybe give us something different. His confidence was shot under Paolo for whatever reason so the last thing he needs is fans getting on his back before he has even got on the pitch, assuming he does. I agree Pack to us and Rooney to Chelt would have been a good deal, but we are where we are, so I for one hope his does the business on the pitch and sets up a few goals for Williams or is that another player you don't rate?
he do give us something different thats the whole point.he dont defend when we needs him to, thats the reason he was dropped along with his tantrum to join wes in the stand.a very disrespectful payer, who imo dont desesrve to even train with the kids.
as for williams yes i have not said nothing negative about a plyer from tuesday. but i will now willo showed us yet again he could not hit a barn door from 4 yards on three occasions.(i didnt want to say this but things need to be put into perspective)
you can only use 3 subs so why sit him on the bench.
many said he is an impact player, so would you bring him on to impact the result if we was getting beat? plus hes not fit
aaarrrrgggggghhhhhhh
hh
onwards and yes UPWARDS
[quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: Very glad to see Luke back in. "Rooney (Luke) crosses in the 90 minute to Rooney (Adam)", its there Town have pulled off another great win. Lets hope so :-) COYR[/p][/quote]then the pope runs over from the dugout and celebrates break dancing together. okus wake up people we havent seen the best of luke rooney? and magera cox materazzi gabilondo pericard dossevi easyjet risser clarke and many more, so do we resign them.? stop feeling sorry for poor players after all do black,arib di canio and all involved with this utter fiasco care about you/us the fans NO. bring in loan players and **** poor ones out. who would rather see pack here and rooney shipped to chelts? well i would be the first to say i would. half-glass lol[/p][/quote]Just saying lets support the players. A new start for Rooney he could become the player we all thought he would and maybe give us something different. His confidence was shot under Paolo for whatever reason so the last thing he needs is fans getting on his back before he has even got on the pitch, assuming he does. I agree Pack to us and Rooney to Chelt would have been a good deal, but we are where we are, so I for one hope his does the business on the pitch and sets up a few goals for Williams or is that another player you don't rate?[/p][/quote]he do give us something different thats the whole point.he dont defend when we needs him to, thats the reason he was dropped along with his tantrum to join wes in the stand.a very disrespectful payer, who imo dont desesrve to even train with the kids. as for williams yes i have not said nothing negative about a plyer from tuesday. but i will now willo showed us yet again he could not hit a barn door from 4 yards on three occasions.(i didnt want to say this but things need to be put into perspective) you can only use 3 subs so why sit him on the bench. many said he is an impact player, so would you bring him on to impact the result if we was getting beat? plus hes not fit aaarrrrgggggghhhhhhh hh onwards and yes UPWARDS smirg kcab
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12:57pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Swindon1984 says...

Okus Road wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
super red wrote: Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway. Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start.
He sat with the fans with fodds when he was taken off, after another absolutely shocking performance from him. We have not missed him as burton and Rotherham didn't either Onwards and upwards A bench warmer to make numbers up
Nice and positive as usual! How about getting your glass half full and support ll the players that wear the shirt.
To be fair, I don't always agree with Smirg Kcab but he has a point here - Rooney has to be one of the most inconsistent players I've seen in a town shirt, he can do dazzling things or be completely anonymous, and at his worst he's a bit of a liability, and has shown a poor attitude on the pitch at times as well. A player I've desperately wanted to see do well, but has found it hard going.

Glad he's getting another change (especially with Ritchie gone, we need as many wide options as we can) but he also needs to learn to work for the ball and stay focused rather than throwing a strop when he hasn't had the ball in a while. I wouldn't pick him over Roberts at the moment (especially after Tuesday) but he could be a very good impact sub and play an important role if he gets his attitude right. Hopefully the dynamic duo can get more out of him than Paolo could.
[quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]super red[/bold] wrote: Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway. Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start.[/p][/quote]He sat with the fans with fodds when he was taken off, after another absolutely shocking performance from him. We have not missed him as burton and Rotherham didn't either Onwards and upwards A bench warmer to make numbers up[/p][/quote]Nice and positive as usual! How about getting your glass half full and support ll the players that wear the shirt.[/p][/quote]To be fair, I don't always agree with Smirg Kcab but he has a point here - Rooney has to be one of the most inconsistent players I've seen in a town shirt, he can do dazzling things or be completely anonymous, and at his worst he's a bit of a liability, and has shown a poor attitude on the pitch at times as well. A player I've desperately wanted to see do well, but has found it hard going. Glad he's getting another change (especially with Ritchie gone, we need as many wide options as we can) but he also needs to learn to work for the ball and stay focused rather than throwing a strop when he hasn't had the ball in a while. I wouldn't pick him over Roberts at the moment (especially after Tuesday) but he could be a very good impact sub and play an important role if he gets his attitude right. Hopefully the dynamic duo can get more out of him than Paolo could. Swindon1984
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12:57pm Fri 22 Feb 13

stfcknowitall says...

The sun didn't shine out of Paolo's backside, he had players at the cub to work with that any manager if league one would give an arm and a leg for. As for the league two title if we hadnt of won it we would have made record for spending more money that a chapionshio club and still be a league two club now.

I think Paolo did a good job but nothing more than any decent manager would have done with the same budget. Paolos gone now and won't be back...we move on...hopefully upwards!!
The sun didn't shine out of Paolo's backside, he had players at the cub to work with that any manager if league one would give an arm and a leg for. As for the league two title if we hadnt of won it we would have made record for spending more money that a chapionshio club and still be a league two club now. I think Paolo did a good job but nothing more than any decent manager would have done with the same budget. Paolos gone now and won't be back...we move on...hopefully upwards!! stfcknowitall
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12:58pm Fri 22 Feb 13

so'ton red says...

Overhearing the new board and the players talking the other night it seems that luke rooney was kicked out of training with the first team due to personal terms, something to do with trouble at home for him.
Overhearing the new board and the players talking the other night it seems that luke rooney was kicked out of training with the first team due to personal terms, something to do with trouble at home for him. so'ton red
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1:00pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Swindon1984 says...

peatmoor pirate wrote:
LR is slagged off by some fans for performances but given the criticism of him frm PDC from virtually day one after he arrived, it is possible that his confidence was hot. I'm afraid PDC fell out with far too many players while he was here - this caused us costs which we couldn't afford and helped get us where we are. Any manager in any business will tell you you have to sweat your assets to make money, not have them training with the youth team!
I thought you were talking about London Red there - when did he sign for town? :-)
[quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: LR is slagged off by some fans for performances but given the criticism of him frm PDC from virtually day one after he arrived, it is possible that his confidence was hot. I'm afraid PDC fell out with far too many players while he was here - this caused us costs which we couldn't afford and helped get us where we are. Any manager in any business will tell you you have to sweat your assets to make money, not have them training with the youth team![/p][/quote]I thought you were talking about London Red there - when did he sign for town? :-) Swindon1984
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1:02pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Stratton Red says...

Would rather a Rooney - Pack emergency loan swap straight away.
*
Would also like to know what authority M&W have been given to sign players, bring back Caddis etc...
Would rather a Rooney - Pack emergency loan swap straight away. * Would also like to know what authority M&W have been given to sign players, bring back Caddis etc... Stratton Red
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1:06pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Okus Road says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
Okus Road wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
super red wrote: Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway. Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start.
He sat with the fans with fodds when he was taken off, after another absolutely shocking performance from him. We have not missed him as burton and Rotherham didn't either Onwards and upwards A bench warmer to make numbers up
Nice and positive as usual! How about getting your glass half full and support ll the players that wear the shirt.
To be fair, I don't always agree with Smirg Kcab but he has a point here - Rooney has to be one of the most inconsistent players I've seen in a town shirt, he can do dazzling things or be completely anonymous, and at his worst he's a bit of a liability, and has shown a poor attitude on the pitch at times as well. A player I've desperately wanted to see do well, but has found it hard going.

Glad he's getting another change (especially with Ritchie gone, we need as many wide options as we can) but he also needs to learn to work for the ball and stay focused rather than throwing a strop when he hasn't had the ball in a while. I wouldn't pick him over Roberts at the moment (especially after Tuesday) but he could be a very good impact sub and play an important role if he gets his attitude right. Hopefully the dynamic duo can get more out of him than Paolo could.
Agree he didn't produce what we all thought he would. Just saying give him a chance to show what he can do.
As he is on our books better to have him on the bench than have only 5 or 6 subs.
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]super red[/bold] wrote: Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway. Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start.[/p][/quote]He sat with the fans with fodds when he was taken off, after another absolutely shocking performance from him. We have not missed him as burton and Rotherham didn't either Onwards and upwards A bench warmer to make numbers up[/p][/quote]Nice and positive as usual! How about getting your glass half full and support ll the players that wear the shirt.[/p][/quote]To be fair, I don't always agree with Smirg Kcab but he has a point here - Rooney has to be one of the most inconsistent players I've seen in a town shirt, he can do dazzling things or be completely anonymous, and at his worst he's a bit of a liability, and has shown a poor attitude on the pitch at times as well. A player I've desperately wanted to see do well, but has found it hard going. Glad he's getting another change (especially with Ritchie gone, we need as many wide options as we can) but he also needs to learn to work for the ball and stay focused rather than throwing a strop when he hasn't had the ball in a while. I wouldn't pick him over Roberts at the moment (especially after Tuesday) but he could be a very good impact sub and play an important role if he gets his attitude right. Hopefully the dynamic duo can get more out of him than Paolo could.[/p][/quote]Agree he didn't produce what we all thought he would. Just saying give him a chance to show what he can do. As he is on our books better to have him on the bench than have only 5 or 6 subs. Okus Road
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1:08pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Krazy Kammy says...

Great to have him back and i can't believe that some on here are criticising Ward and Millers first managerial decision as we should be supporting them as they need us. As for Rooney being no good, when we first signed him he played really well for us and got quite a few assist then Holmes came in and Rooney was cast a side by PDC then recalled for the odd occasion in league one but didn't do so well but you must consider the lack of games he had up to this point. How can people say Pack will be better as he has only played league two football. If we can get Caddis back then we would have a very strong squad for this final push.

RED ARMY !
Great to have him back and i can't believe that some on here are criticising Ward and Millers first managerial decision as we should be supporting them as they need us. As for Rooney being no good, when we first signed him he played really well for us and got quite a few assist then Holmes came in and Rooney was cast a side by PDC then recalled for the odd occasion in league one but didn't do so well but you must consider the lack of games he had up to this point. How can people say Pack will be better as he has only played league two football. If we can get Caddis back then we would have a very strong squad for this final push. RED ARMY ! Krazy Kammy
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1:15pm Fri 22 Feb 13

swindon1969 says...

paolo di gonnio,paolo di gonnio, and most of his office by the sounds of it!
The guy did great, its just a shame he could not hang just abit longer, I for one wish him all the luck in the world.
paolo di gonnio,paolo di gonnio, and most of his office by the sounds of it! The guy did great, its just a shame he could not hang just abit longer, I for one wish him all the luck in the world. swindon1969
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1:26pm Fri 22 Feb 13

super reds says...

Luke Rooney didn't like being slagged off by his management & threw his toys out of the proverbial pram....Mmmmm....got a familiar ring to it..... Give the guy a 2nd chance, it may be that he's seen where he went wrong, maybe not but I'm sure Tommy & Dazza will find that out,
Luke Rooney didn't like being slagged off by his management & threw his toys out of the proverbial pram....Mmmmm....got a familiar ring to it..... Give the guy a 2nd chance, it may be that he's seen where he went wrong, maybe not but I'm sure Tommy & Dazza will find that out, super reds
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1:35pm Fri 22 Feb 13

pog702 says...

Good and sensible decision
Good and sensible decision pog702
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1:38pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Notorious A.R.J says...

Good to see him given a second chance, but as others have pointed out - he couldn't get a game at Burton and Rotherham so I imagine he'll only be a bit part player for us.

That said, if he pops up with a goal here and there and an assist every so often then that's all we can ask of him!
Good to see him given a second chance, but as others have pointed out - he couldn't get a game at Burton and Rotherham so I imagine he'll only be a bit part player for us. That said, if he pops up with a goal here and there and an assist every so often then that's all we can ask of him! Notorious A.R.J
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2:42pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Swindon1984 says...

Okus Road wrote:
Swindon1984 wrote:
Okus Road wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
super red wrote: Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway. Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start.
He sat with the fans with fodds when he was taken off, after another absolutely shocking performance from him. We have not missed him as burton and Rotherham didn't either Onwards and upwards A bench warmer to make numbers up
Nice and positive as usual! How about getting your glass half full and support ll the players that wear the shirt.
To be fair, I don't always agree with Smirg Kcab but he has a point here - Rooney has to be one of the most inconsistent players I've seen in a town shirt, he can do dazzling things or be completely anonymous, and at his worst he's a bit of a liability, and has shown a poor attitude on the pitch at times as well. A player I've desperately wanted to see do well, but has found it hard going. Glad he's getting another change (especially with Ritchie gone, we need as many wide options as we can) but he also needs to learn to work for the ball and stay focused rather than throwing a strop when he hasn't had the ball in a while. I wouldn't pick him over Roberts at the moment (especially after Tuesday) but he could be a very good impact sub and play an important role if he gets his attitude right. Hopefully the dynamic duo can get more out of him than Paolo could.
Agree he didn't produce what we all thought he would. Just saying give him a chance to show what he can do. As he is on our books better to have him on the bench than have only 5 or 6 subs.
Yep, may as well or trade him in for someone we will play - basically don't see the point in having a player on the books if he's doing nowt. Not good for the player or the club. Whilst he's here he should be on the bench at least as an option. He'll be gagging for competetitive football by now so hopfeully will take the chance if/when it comes.
[quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]super red[/bold] wrote: Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway. Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start.[/p][/quote]He sat with the fans with fodds when he was taken off, after another absolutely shocking performance from him. We have not missed him as burton and Rotherham didn't either Onwards and upwards A bench warmer to make numbers up[/p][/quote]Nice and positive as usual! How about getting your glass half full and support ll the players that wear the shirt.[/p][/quote]To be fair, I don't always agree with Smirg Kcab but he has a point here - Rooney has to be one of the most inconsistent players I've seen in a town shirt, he can do dazzling things or be completely anonymous, and at his worst he's a bit of a liability, and has shown a poor attitude on the pitch at times as well. A player I've desperately wanted to see do well, but has found it hard going. Glad he's getting another change (especially with Ritchie gone, we need as many wide options as we can) but he also needs to learn to work for the ball and stay focused rather than throwing a strop when he hasn't had the ball in a while. I wouldn't pick him over Roberts at the moment (especially after Tuesday) but he could be a very good impact sub and play an important role if he gets his attitude right. Hopefully the dynamic duo can get more out of him than Paolo could.[/p][/quote]Agree he didn't produce what we all thought he would. Just saying give him a chance to show what he can do. As he is on our books better to have him on the bench than have only 5 or 6 subs.[/p][/quote]Yep, may as well or trade him in for someone we will play - basically don't see the point in having a player on the books if he's doing nowt. Not good for the player or the club. Whilst he's here he should be on the bench at least as an option. He'll be gagging for competetitive football by now so hopfeully will take the chance if/when it comes. Swindon1984
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3:08pm Fri 22 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

Impact impact impact
How many of you would turn up for work and your manager praised you for working 2/8 hours a day everyday.
Typical swindle town fans,
Next it will be benson/ Connell
Onwards and upwards
Impact impact impact How many of you would turn up for work and your manager praised you for working 2/8 hours a day everyday. Typical swindle town fans, Next it will be benson/ Connell Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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3:58pm Fri 22 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

Okus Road wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
super red wrote:
Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway. Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start.
He sat with the fans with fodds when he was taken off, after another absolutely shocking performance from him.
We have not missed him as burton and Rotherham didn't either
Onwards and upwards
A bench warmer to make numbers up
Nice and positive as usual!

How about getting your glass half full and support ll the players that wear the shirt.
Well done for swallowing the bait onus!
[quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]super red[/bold] wrote: Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway. Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start.[/p][/quote]He sat with the fans with fodds when he was taken off, after another absolutely shocking performance from him. We have not missed him as burton and Rotherham didn't either Onwards and upwards A bench warmer to make numbers up[/p][/quote]Nice and positive as usual! How about getting your glass half full and support ll the players that wear the shirt.[/p][/quote]Well done for swallowing the bait onus! The Jockster
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4:00pm Fri 22 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

Okus even
Okus even The Jockster
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4:07pm Fri 22 Feb 13

candlestrobe says...

Regarding the throughput of players, bought, loaned, moved on, and ignored and the impact this had on budget. Someone associated with the club made some money out of these deals regardless.
Regarding the throughput of players, bought, loaned, moved on, and ignored and the impact this had on budget. Someone associated with the club made some money out of these deals regardless. candlestrobe
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4:25pm Fri 22 Feb 13

alchafreds says...

Okus Road wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
super red wrote:
Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway. Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start.
He sat with the fans with fodds when he was taken off, after another absolutely shocking performance from him.
We have not missed him as burton and Rotherham didn't either
Onwards and upwards
A bench warmer to make numbers up
Nice and positive as usual!

How about getting your glass half full and support ll the players that wear the shirt.
truth hurts paolo made a mistake with this guy and worked it out quickly, not good enough for title chasing side sorry
[quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]super red[/bold] wrote: Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway. Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start.[/p][/quote]He sat with the fans with fodds when he was taken off, after another absolutely shocking performance from him. We have not missed him as burton and Rotherham didn't either Onwards and upwards A bench warmer to make numbers up[/p][/quote]Nice and positive as usual! How about getting your glass half full and support ll the players that wear the shirt.[/p][/quote]truth hurts paolo made a mistake with this guy and worked it out quickly, not good enough for title chasing side sorry alchafreds
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4:29pm Fri 22 Feb 13

alchafreds says...

pdc does wot he wants wrote:
when you look at how much he cost and doesn't play its no wonder AB stopped putting money in same with TAH
250,000 when he was fit he sat on the bench .
as for rooney and caddis. seems that if you are out spoken then are were out of the team.
i work with an ipswich fan and he said roy keane done the same with all there best players and look where they are now
tah rooney caddis best players Really
[quote][p][bold]pdc does wot he wants[/bold] wrote: when you look at how much he cost and doesn't play its no wonder AB stopped putting money in same with TAH 250,000 when he was fit he sat on the bench . as for rooney and caddis. seems that if you are out spoken then are were out of the team. i work with an ipswich fan and he said roy keane done the same with all there best players and look where they are now[/p][/quote]tah rooney caddis best players Really alchafreds
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4:30pm Fri 22 Feb 13

King Red says...

Psychedelic Syd wrote:
Pleased to see Luke back in the reckoning, he deserves another chance. Not so sure about Caddis, Thompson is better defensively and gets back far quicker. Would be OK as a squad player.
Spot on and he will get even better. Although Ritchie and Caddis did play really well together, perhaps Bournemouth would like to buy him for 2 Million
[quote][p][bold]Psychedelic Syd[/bold] wrote: Pleased to see Luke back in the reckoning, he deserves another chance. Not so sure about Caddis, Thompson is better defensively and gets back far quicker. Would be OK as a squad player.[/p][/quote]Spot on and he will get even better. Although Ritchie and Caddis did play really well together, perhaps Bournemouth would like to buy him for 2 Million King Red
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4:31pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

Maybe we should consider the size of the squad at the moment rather than debate his merits or lack of.

We have not been able to name the full quota of subs in the last 4-5 games so to me it makes sense that we get him back on board.

Until we get a new manager we are not likely to see loanees come in. Every available player is therefore a bonus at the moment regardless of how much or little they are able to contribute.

COYMR
Maybe we should consider the size of the squad at the moment rather than debate his merits or lack of. We have not been able to name the full quota of subs in the last 4-5 games so to me it makes sense that we get him back on board. Until we get a new manager we are not likely to see loanees come in. Every available player is therefore a bonus at the moment regardless of how much or little they are able to contribute. COYMR Oxon-Red
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4:49pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Okus Road says...

The Jockster wrote:
Okus Road wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
super red wrote:
Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway. Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start.
He sat with the fans with fodds when he was taken off, after another absolutely shocking performance from him.
We have not missed him as burton and Rotherham didn't either
Onwards and upwards
A bench warmer to make numbers up
Nice and positive as usual!

How about getting your glass half full and support ll the players that wear the shirt.
Well done for swallowing the bait onus!
Maybe I did swallow but just get fed up with people slagging off players. What I was saying is he is paid by STFC so better to have him available for selection so we can put out a full squad.
You never know he might be the player Paolo and we thought he could be.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]super red[/bold] wrote: Not actually sure what he did wrong to warrant exclusion from the squad anyway. Confirms Pdc won't come back, reading between the lines a new dawn a new start.[/p][/quote]He sat with the fans with fodds when he was taken off, after another absolutely shocking performance from him. We have not missed him as burton and Rotherham didn't either Onwards and upwards A bench warmer to make numbers up[/p][/quote]Nice and positive as usual! How about getting your glass half full and support ll the players that wear the shirt.[/p][/quote]Well done for swallowing the bait onus![/p][/quote]Maybe I did swallow but just get fed up with people slagging off players. What I was saying is he is paid by STFC so better to have him available for selection so we can put out a full squad. You never know he might be the player Paolo and we thought he could be. Okus Road
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5:25pm Fri 22 Feb 13

old town robin says...

Have a feeling Miller might put himself on the bench tomorrow. I never did get it right with Paolo's selection, always a surprise or two. But think if everyone available is fit, we could line up with something close to who's available for selection, personally i would prefer Nat Thompson starting at RB, but think macca will be reinstated as the skipper and unless wardy rest himself, i can only see either Jay or nat being left out to make room for his inclusion.

Possible line up :
Fodds,
Macca (capt)
Flint,
Ward
McEverley
Roberts,
Ferry
Navarro
De Vita
Williams
Collins

bench :

Bedwell,
Thompson N
Miller
Rooney A
Rooney L
ANother 1 (Possibly Thompson L)
ANother 2 (Possibly Oakley)

Such a small squad to pick from with 3 on the bench with less than 10 first team between them, Any red cards or any more injuries to key players will just about kill off our promotion challange.
Have a feeling Miller might put himself on the bench tomorrow. I never did get it right with Paolo's selection, always a surprise or two. But think if everyone available is fit, we could line up with something close to who's available for selection, personally i would prefer Nat Thompson starting at RB, but think macca will be reinstated as the skipper and unless wardy rest himself, i can only see either Jay or nat being left out to make room for his inclusion. Possible line up : Fodds, Macca (capt) Flint, Ward McEverley Roberts, Ferry Navarro De Vita Williams Collins bench : Bedwell, Thompson N Miller Rooney A Rooney L ANother 1 (Possibly Thompson L) ANother 2 (Possibly Oakley) Such a small squad to pick from with 3 on the bench with less than 10 first team between them, Any red cards or any more injuries to key players will just about kill off our promotion challange. old town robin
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6:23pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

stfcknowitall wrote:
AT LAST!! Seems like our temp duo in charge are using thier heads already.

Rooney may not be the best defensively but can always cause problems offensively. Always thought he was a complete waste of talent and bearng in mind our lack of wingers at this present moment in time this had to be a no brainer for me.

Hope to see him on the pitch during the 90 mins tomorrow and I personally will welcome him back with open arms as I think this guy was dealt a raw deal since he joined us.

Bring on tomorrow & welcome back Luke Rooney!!
Good player, but never quite fitted into PDC's regime of working hard and tracking back.

Still think he is worth another go.
[quote][p][bold]stfcknowitall[/bold] wrote: AT LAST!! Seems like our temp duo in charge are using thier heads already. Rooney may not be the best defensively but can always cause problems offensively. Always thought he was a complete waste of talent and bearng in mind our lack of wingers at this present moment in time this had to be a no brainer for me. Hope to see him on the pitch during the 90 mins tomorrow and I personally will welcome him back with open arms as I think this guy was dealt a raw deal since he joined us. Bring on tomorrow & welcome back Luke Rooney!![/p][/quote]Good player, but never quite fitted into PDC's regime of working hard and tracking back. Still think he is worth another go. Pewsham Red
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6:52pm Fri 22 Feb 13

pcowley says...

A lot of thoughts about Di Canio.I think he did a great job.Yes he spent what he was given but if you've been set an objective by the old board to get promotion to the Championship no matter what it costs then you are going to do exactly that.i.e why did they sign Di Canio in the first place if they didn't want him they didn't have to sign him.They offered him a contract and like anyone else would, you would accept it if they are going to pay you big wages to do a job.If they offered him a contract of say 100k per year and said to him at the start , your target is to achieve Championship football but you can't buy anyone to achieve that, then he wouldn't have signed for Swindon would he?Its not rocket science.Black was against Di Canio,Wray loved Di Canio and backed him in everything he requested.So then Black had enough of injecting cash into the club and didn't want to do it anymore so he got rid of the man who was in favour of Di Canio ie Wray which then meant he could make Di Canio promises he couldn't keep.Then that annoys Di Canio knowing exactly how he reacts therefore let's promise to offer him a new contract without really meaning it.Ie the takeover should be done by Monday.Knowing if it didn't go through then Di Canio and his team walk.Which means the save a fortune on paying Di Canio and his team any compensation.Blacks done his job! New board take over the a clean slate ie a massive reduction paying big wages on Di Canio and his team.Operation successful!Ie making Di Canio walk and starting again.What will happen next is we will make the play-offs because you get more revenue from that.Players leave in the summer as contracts run out.That reduces the wages bill again.If we get promoted new board are happy because they've made their money and then they get another 4 million from TV rights and then they sell the club.I think they are only in it for a short term gain but I hope I'm proved wrong!
A lot of thoughts about Di Canio.I think he did a great job.Yes he spent what he was given but if you've been set an objective by the old board to get promotion to the Championship no matter what it costs then you are going to do exactly that.i.e why did they sign Di Canio in the first place if they didn't want him they didn't have to sign him.They offered him a contract and like anyone else would, you would accept it if they are going to pay you big wages to do a job.If they offered him a contract of say 100k per year and said to him at the start , your target is to achieve Championship football but you can't buy anyone to achieve that, then he wouldn't have signed for Swindon would he?Its not rocket science.Black was against Di Canio,Wray loved Di Canio and backed him in everything he requested.So then Black had enough of injecting cash into the club and didn't want to do it anymore so he got rid of the man who was in favour of Di Canio ie Wray which then meant he could make Di Canio promises he couldn't keep.Then that annoys Di Canio knowing exactly how he reacts therefore let's promise to offer him a new contract without really meaning it.Ie the takeover should be done by Monday.Knowing if it didn't go through then Di Canio and his team walk.Which means the save a fortune on paying Di Canio and his team any compensation.Blacks done his job! New board take over the a clean slate ie a massive reduction paying big wages on Di Canio and his team.Operation successful!Ie making Di Canio walk and starting again.What will happen next is we will make the play-offs because you get more revenue from that.Players leave in the summer as contracts run out.That reduces the wages bill again.If we get promoted new board are happy because they've made their money and then they get another 4 million from TV rights and then they sell the club.I think they are only in it for a short term gain but I hope I'm proved wrong! pcowley
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10:14pm Fri 22 Feb 13

BillyLucas4me says...

Cinic!!
P Cowley, Hmmm an Oxford name perhaps.

Clean sheet at the top, but still the same players so get behind them with your support and we might even knock Yeovil off their perch. Time they lost anyway 8 wins is too many!!!!
May the Town end beat the North End and keep a clean sheet Fodders!
Cinic!! P Cowley, Hmmm an Oxford name perhaps. Clean sheet at the top, but still the same players so get behind them with your support and we might even knock Yeovil off their perch. Time they lost anyway 8 wins is too many!!!! May the Town end beat the North End and keep a clean sheet Fodders! BillyLucas4me
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