Town's new owners meet the media at the County Ground

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  • New Town owners meet press for the first time
  • Jed McCrory's consortium finalised takeover last week
  • Reporting by NED PAYNE

2:33pm

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2:32pm

Plenty of issues will be raised over the next few days. Don't forget, the new owners have only been here two days. They need a moment to bed in.

2:30pm

Some very interesting notions discussed by the new owners. Don't forget to read all the quotes and reaction in tomorrow's Adver.

2:27pm

2:27pm Mon 25 Feb 13

the don69 says

Promotion is the number 1 aim,then we need 2/3 quality loan players asap Jed,who's going to chose these,Miller&Ward???
???

2:27pm

That is the end of the questions. Time for a picture or two.

2:26pm

McCrory thanks "respectful" fans for welcoming him and his fellow new owners to the club.

2:26pm

Very slick and smooth press conference thus far.

2:25pm

"I've had 30 days of chaos," says McCrory.

2:24pm

You might have to be patient on that one.

2:23pm

Rice admits last six weeks have been "distracting" for club, and says results have been impressive in spite of this.

2:22pm

Rice praises job done by joint player-managers Darren Ward and Tommy Miller at the weekend.

2:20pm

New owners keen to state that promotion is number one aim.

2:20pm

No comments on this as yet!

2:19pm

However, new owners are keen to stress that job could go to any number of candidates at this stage.

2:18pm

McCrory does not rule out return of Di Canio to the hotseat.

2:16pm

Says he is looking for "solidarity" in his manager going forward. Says there has not been a shortlist drawn up as yet.

2:16pm

McCrory says PDC has done a great job for the club.

2:15pm

 

2:13pm

McCrory was "staggered and surprised" by Paolo Di Canio's resignation as boss.

2:13pm

McCrory: "Andrew has cleared a lot of the debt. I do believe he's a genuine guy."

2:12pm

McCrory speaks of "respect" for previous majority shareholder Andrew Black.

2:11pm

Chief executive Nick Watkins' future remains unclear but the new owners will speak to him in time. McCrory says he wants to be "respectful" in his treatment of Watkins.

2:09pm

Hooper is looking forward to "a good night's sleep" but says he welcomes the challenge of moving the club forward to a "sustainable future".

2:08pm

2:08pm

He reiterates that the club have not spoken to anyone regards the managerial position.

2:08pm

McCrory is not looking at the redevelopment of the County Ground just yet, but says he will get to it in time.

2:07pm

There will be "significant funds" made available to improve the club.

2:07pm

McCrory says "there are a couple of businesses that are supporting us".

2:06pm

Rice says he will be "exploring new revenue streams".

2:05pm

McCrory says he is very proud and says the experience is "surreal".

2:05pm

Murrall introduces himself and says he will be in charge of operations.

2:04pm

McCrory wants to achieve promotion but says it's one step at a time.

2:03pm

He wants to "engage community and supporters".

2:03pm

McCrory states that he wants to "turn the club round and take it forward".

2:02pm

And here are the four men, led by McCrory.

2:02pm

1:54pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says

Can you ask the new board how they are going to finance the club?

I'm pretty sure finance will come up at some point...

2:01pm

The press conference is due to start right now. No sign of messrs McCrory, Murrall, Rice and Hooper yet.

1:55pm

Murrall is an operations expert with a background in the pharmaceutical industry, Rice is the sole shareholder in The Angel Hotel in Bourne, Lincolnshire and Hooper is a former professional footballer who has held the post of commercial manager at QPR and Brentford.

1:54pm

The group will provide the necessary funds to secure Town’s immediate future and prevent serious financial problems at the County Ground. Black, Russell Backhouse and Sir William Patey all stood down from the board of directors on Thursday, with Steve Murrall, Callum Rice and Gary Hooper replacing them. Chief executive Nick Watkins has been retained by the new owners.

1:54pm

Seebeck 87 Limited officially took over on Thursday. The Jed McCrory-backed company has acquired the majority shareholding in Town from Andrew Black, buying up 99 per cent of the total shares in the club.

1:53pm

So, just to recap...

1:50pm

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1:48pm

Huge media interest in this unveiling as the new regime prepares to show its hand. A palpable sense of excitement in the room.

1:46pm

Various media outlets are gradually assembling at the County Ground...

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10:15am Mon 25 Feb 13

Robinonfire says...

At last...Bring it on
At last...Bring it on Robinonfire
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10:24am Mon 25 Feb 13

ds-red says...

Can't wait to hear what they have to say .
I know they have a fantastic chance to support the team for final third of the season and win automatic promotion . If you look at our record of promotions when appointing young managers that have finished playing
Macari
Ardiles
Hoddle
Machman
Paulo do canio
Lets do it again .
Olle gunner soljsker
Can't wait to hear what they have to say . I know they have a fantastic chance to support the team for final third of the season and win automatic promotion . If you look at our record of promotions when appointing young managers that have finished playing Macari Ardiles Hoddle Machman Paulo do canio Lets do it again . Olle gunner soljsker ds-red
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10:25am Mon 25 Feb 13

Calcio Robin says...

Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.
Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!. Calcio Robin
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10:43am Mon 25 Feb 13

Bassett Hound says...

Calcio Robin wrote:
Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.
It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.
[quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.[/p][/quote]It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club. Bassett Hound
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10:53am Mon 25 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
Calcio Robin wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.
It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.
Good point, well made.
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.[/p][/quote]It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.[/p][/quote]Good point, well made. stfclondon
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10:58am Mon 25 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

Sam please suggest to Jed that we need a manager from above our league to finnish the job.
Only one sensible name so far Ole Gunner Solksjar, 2 consectutive league titles with Molde and looking for an English club. No Tisdale et al from the basement league. BE AMBITIOUS !
Sam please suggest to Jed that we need a manager from above our league to finnish the job. Only one sensible name so far Ole Gunner Solksjar, 2 consectutive league titles with Molde and looking for an English club. No Tisdale et al from the basement league. BE AMBITIOUS ! Stilloyal
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10:59am Mon 25 Feb 13

Calcio Robin says...

stfclondon wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
Calcio Robin wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.
It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.
Good point, well made.
Totally agree with both of your comments, its funny that we can get 30,000 plus for a day out to Wembley, but then disappear when the real support is required, good time charlies!!! come to mind.
[quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.[/p][/quote]It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.[/p][/quote]Good point, well made.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with both of your comments, its funny that we can get 30,000 plus for a day out to Wembley, but then disappear when the real support is required, good time charlies!!! come to mind. Calcio Robin
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11:00am Mon 25 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

PLEASE ASK ABOUT THE STATUS OF PDC.

Jed has made comments on Twitter in the last week that he made contact with PDC... What was the outcome of those discussions?
PLEASE ASK ABOUT THE STATUS OF PDC. Jed has made comments on Twitter in the last week that he made contact with PDC... What was the outcome of those discussions? International Robin2
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11:05am Mon 25 Feb 13

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11:06am Mon 25 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

International Robin2 wrote:
PLEASE ASK ABOUT THE STATUS OF PDC. Jed has made comments on Twitter in the last week that he made contact with PDC... What was the outcome of those discussions?
PDC said "you can't have your momento's back, they're mine "
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: PLEASE ASK ABOUT THE STATUS OF PDC. Jed has made comments on Twitter in the last week that he made contact with PDC... What was the outcome of those discussions?[/p][/quote]PDC said "you can't have your momento's back, they're mine " Stilloyal
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11:18am Mon 25 Feb 13

EastoeSTFC says...

David Kerslake - the no2 at Cardiff City top of the Championship with Cardiff City is my choice for the next STFC Manager!!!
David Kerslake - the no2 at Cardiff City top of the Championship with Cardiff City is my choice for the next STFC Manager!!! EastoeSTFC
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11:18am Mon 25 Feb 13

Psychedelic Syd says...

International Robin2 wrote:
PLEASE ASK ABOUT THE STATUS OF PDC.

Jed has made comments on Twitter in the last week that he made contact with PDC... What was the outcome of those discussions?
Paolo said he's going to blow your locks off ........!!!
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: PLEASE ASK ABOUT THE STATUS OF PDC. Jed has made comments on Twitter in the last week that he made contact with PDC... What was the outcome of those discussions?[/p][/quote]Paolo said he's going to blow your locks off ........!!! Psychedelic Syd
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11:27am Mon 25 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

I'm sure Miller and Ward can do a job but it was obvious on Saturday that the subs had to come on sooner rather than later so it needs a decision maker on the bench rather than on the field?
Bearing in mind that Paul Bodin and PdC havnt spoken to each other in months that we have a manager that believes in bringing the youth team through to the first team.
Also the ground needs development to increase income other than on match days so what are the plans?
I'm sure Miller and Ward can do a job but it was obvious on Saturday that the subs had to come on sooner rather than later so it needs a decision maker on the bench rather than on the field? Bearing in mind that Paul Bodin and PdC havnt spoken to each other in months that we have a manager that believes in bringing the youth team through to the first team. Also the ground needs development to increase income other than on match days so what are the plans? Wembley69
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11:35am Mon 25 Feb 13

LeGod says...

weve all said it on here numerous times but we should have had over 10k for the game on saturday when we are top of the league it should have happenned. Preston had just under 1k so we cant see to get away from the normal crowd size on matchdays.

I hope we are going to get some positive feedback from the new board today and not smoke screens.

we have an important run in now and some tough away games coming up so if they are serious about getting into the championship then they need to act quickly in getting in additional players and a quality manager.

Everything seems to laid back at the moment and the momentum needs to get going.
weve all said it on here numerous times but we should have had over 10k for the game on saturday when we are top of the league it should have happenned. Preston had just under 1k so we cant see to get away from the normal crowd size on matchdays. I hope we are going to get some positive feedback from the new board today and not smoke screens. we have an important run in now and some tough away games coming up so if they are serious about getting into the championship then they need to act quickly in getting in additional players and a quality manager. Everything seems to laid back at the moment and the momentum needs to get going. LeGod
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11:38am Mon 25 Feb 13

StFc says...

How much money are the new owners willing to lose before they move on?
How much money are the new owners willing to lose before they move on? StFc
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11:57am Mon 25 Feb 13

payner says...

Sam, could you ask if there is any truth in Graham Turner's comments on Saturday that we are overdue on payments in regards to the transfer of James Collins from Shrewsbury. Also I see Exeter are saying today that we are £13 million in debts, could that be verified as well!!
Sam, could you ask if there is any truth in Graham Turner's comments on Saturday that we are overdue on payments in regards to the transfer of James Collins from Shrewsbury. Also I see Exeter are saying today that we are £13 million in debts, could that be verified as well!! payner
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12:00pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Sam please suggest to Jed that we need a manager from above our league to finnish the job.
Only one sensible name so far Ole Gunner Solksjar, 2 consectutive league titles with Molde and looking for an English club. No Tisdale et al from the basement league. BE AMBITIOUS !
I think we need to lower our expectations somewhat. Sojskjaer turned down Aston Villa - what on earth makes us think he would come to Swindon.

I am all for being ambitious, but as a league one club with gates of around 8000 we also need to be realistic.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: Sam please suggest to Jed that we need a manager from above our league to finnish the job. Only one sensible name so far Ole Gunner Solksjar, 2 consectutive league titles with Molde and looking for an English club. No Tisdale et al from the basement league. BE AMBITIOUS ![/p][/quote]I think we need to lower our expectations somewhat. Sojskjaer turned down Aston Villa - what on earth makes us think he would come to Swindon. I am all for being ambitious, but as a league one club with gates of around 8000 we also need to be realistic. Pewsham Red
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12:00pm Mon 25 Feb 13

super red says...

Calcio Robin wrote:
stfclondon wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
Calcio Robin wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.
It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.
Good point, well made.
Totally agree with both of your comments, its funny that we can get 30,000 plus for a day out to Wembley, but then disappear when the real support is required, good time charlies!!! come to mind.
In fairness the wembley trips will always bring bigger numbers with the regulars at the county ground bringing along their nans, grans, uncles long lost relatives, etc.

I don't believe the missing 25,000 fans are actually their to bring back for the weekly games at home.

Slightly annoys me that we always attach blame to the wembley 'day trippers' when it's probably undeserved..... In my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.[/p][/quote]It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.[/p][/quote]Good point, well made.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with both of your comments, its funny that we can get 30,000 plus for a day out to Wembley, but then disappear when the real support is required, good time charlies!!! come to mind.[/p][/quote]In fairness the wembley trips will always bring bigger numbers with the regulars at the county ground bringing along their nans, grans, uncles long lost relatives, etc. I don't believe the missing 25,000 fans are actually their to bring back for the weekly games at home. Slightly annoys me that we always attach blame to the wembley 'day trippers' when it's probably undeserved..... In my opinion. super red
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12:01pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Park North Red says...

We need to move the stadium redevelopment plans forward now. It's the County Ground in its current guise that puts a lot of people off coming I am sure. Look at what Reading have achieved since moving to the Madejski and that shows what can be done
We need to move the stadium redevelopment plans forward now. It's the County Ground in its current guise that puts a lot of people off coming I am sure. Look at what Reading have achieved since moving to the Madejski and that shows what can be done Park North Red
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12:02pm Mon 25 Feb 13

ecklington says...

Calcio Robin wrote:
stfclondon wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
Calcio Robin wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.
It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.
Good point, well made.
Totally agree with both of your comments, its funny that we can get 30,000 plus for a day out to Wembley, but then disappear when the real support is required, good time charlies!!! come to mind.
Unfortunately there are very few original born and bred Swindonians left, who would still be interested in supporting Town, many moved away for jobs.

Plus in the 50's Swindon became an overspill town for thousands of Londoners, and most still support their old clubs - Arsenal, Tottenham, west Ham etc, and have no interest in supporting Town, only derogatory remarks and "small town" pedigree.

One can only hope that if Town manage to climb up the leagues, many more outsiders will be interested in watching and start to support Town. £1 for a kid has to be the way forward, as has been mentioned many times before, to encourage the next generations to continue supporting the Town.
[quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.[/p][/quote]It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.[/p][/quote]Good point, well made.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with both of your comments, its funny that we can get 30,000 plus for a day out to Wembley, but then disappear when the real support is required, good time charlies!!! come to mind.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately there are very few original born and bred Swindonians left, who would still be interested in supporting Town, many moved away for jobs. Plus in the 50's Swindon became an overspill town for thousands of Londoners, and most still support their old clubs - Arsenal, Tottenham, west Ham etc, and have no interest in supporting Town, only derogatory remarks and "small town" pedigree. One can only hope that if Town manage to climb up the leagues, many more outsiders will be interested in watching and start to support Town. £1 for a kid has to be the way forward, as has been mentioned many times before, to encourage the next generations to continue supporting the Town. ecklington
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12:02pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

payner wrote:
Sam, could you ask if there is any truth in Graham Turner's comments on Saturday that we are overdue on payments in regards to the transfer of James Collins from Shrewsbury. Also I see Exeter are saying today that we are £13 million in debts, could that be verified as well!!
All debts had to be cleared before the F/L would sanction the takeover, hence the additional 24 hour delay last week. Swindon Town do not have any debts !
[quote][p][bold]payner[/bold] wrote: Sam, could you ask if there is any truth in Graham Turner's comments on Saturday that we are overdue on payments in regards to the transfer of James Collins from Shrewsbury. Also I see Exeter are saying today that we are £13 million in debts, could that be verified as well!![/p][/quote]All debts had to be cleared before the F/L would sanction the takeover, hence the additional 24 hour delay last week. Swindon Town do not have any debts ! Stilloyal
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12:06pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

Calcio Robin wrote:
stfclondon wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
Calcio Robin wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.
It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.
Good point, well made.
Totally agree with both of your comments, its funny that we can get 30,000 plus for a day out to Wembley, but then disappear when the real support is required, good time charlies!!! come to mind.
Good point, but we are no different than any other lower league club in that regard.

If you consider that a city like Bristol, which must be three times the size of Swindon, struggle to get a combined 20,000 to watch their league sides.

Maybe we need to adjust our ambitions to the size of our potential crowds rather than spend like we have been and grumbling that we can't get bigger crowds.
[quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.[/p][/quote]It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.[/p][/quote]Good point, well made.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with both of your comments, its funny that we can get 30,000 plus for a day out to Wembley, but then disappear when the real support is required, good time charlies!!! come to mind.[/p][/quote]Good point, but we are no different than any other lower league club in that regard. If you consider that a city like Bristol, which must be three times the size of Swindon, struggle to get a combined 20,000 to watch their league sides. Maybe we need to adjust our ambitions to the size of our potential crowds rather than spend like we have been and grumbling that we can't get bigger crowds. Pewsham Red
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12:11pm Mon 25 Feb 13

swindonurock says...

I hope he'll confirm that PDC is not coming back.

If ditching your team in the middle of your contract, at the point when your club needs you most, is his definition of loyalty, then I hope he's finished at STFC.
I hope he'll confirm that PDC is not coming back. If ditching your team in the middle of your contract, at the point when your club needs you most, is his definition of loyalty, then I hope he's finished at STFC. swindonurock
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12:13pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
Calcio Robin wrote:
stfclondon wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
Calcio Robin wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.
It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.
Good point, well made.
Totally agree with both of your comments, its funny that we can get 30,000 plus for a day out to Wembley, but then disappear when the real support is required, good time charlies!!! come to mind.
Good point, but we are no different than any other lower league club in that regard. If you consider that a city like Bristol, which must be three times the size of Swindon, struggle to get a combined 20,000 to watch their league sides. Maybe we need to adjust our ambitions to the size of our potential crowds rather than spend like we have been and grumbling that we can't get bigger crowds.
Yeah but they're sh1te arn't they lol
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.[/p][/quote]It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.[/p][/quote]Good point, well made.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with both of your comments, its funny that we can get 30,000 plus for a day out to Wembley, but then disappear when the real support is required, good time charlies!!! come to mind.[/p][/quote]Good point, but we are no different than any other lower league club in that regard. If you consider that a city like Bristol, which must be three times the size of Swindon, struggle to get a combined 20,000 to watch their league sides. Maybe we need to adjust our ambitions to the size of our potential crowds rather than spend like we have been and grumbling that we can't get bigger crowds.[/p][/quote]Yeah but they're sh1te arn't they lol Stilloyal
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12:13pm Mon 25 Feb 13

STFC MARLOW says...

People forget we averaged 17,000 I'm the late 70's. Swindon was a big draw for the area, but with video games and the influx of people from areas the gates have fallen, but people should not forget the support from other areas, for example Cirencester etc. REAL Swindon fans have the opportunity by voting with bums on seats that we have the ambition for championship football. As a business model getting people in with money won't work at this level as there's no guarantee of success.

The fans need to show their desire for promotion also. Lets get behind the team. YOU REDS!!
People forget we averaged 17,000 I'm the late 70's. Swindon was a big draw for the area, but with video games and the influx of people from areas the gates have fallen, but people should not forget the support from other areas, for example Cirencester etc. REAL Swindon fans have the opportunity by voting with bums on seats that we have the ambition for championship football. As a business model getting people in with money won't work at this level as there's no guarantee of success. The fans need to show their desire for promotion also. Lets get behind the team. YOU REDS!! STFC MARLOW
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12:14pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Pewsham Red wrote:
Calcio Robin wrote:
stfclondon wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
Calcio Robin wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.
It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.
Good point, well made.
Totally agree with both of your comments, its funny that we can get 30,000 plus for a day out to Wembley, but then disappear when the real support is required, good time charlies!!! come to mind.
Good point, but we are no different than any other lower league club in that regard. If you consider that a city like Bristol, which must be three times the size of Swindon, struggle to get a combined 20,000 to watch their league sides. Maybe we need to adjust our ambitions to the size of our potential crowds rather than spend like we have been and grumbling that we can't get bigger crowds.
Yeah but they're sh1te arn't they lol
Ha. Good point.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.[/p][/quote]It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.[/p][/quote]Good point, well made.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with both of your comments, its funny that we can get 30,000 plus for a day out to Wembley, but then disappear when the real support is required, good time charlies!!! come to mind.[/p][/quote]Good point, but we are no different than any other lower league club in that regard. If you consider that a city like Bristol, which must be three times the size of Swindon, struggle to get a combined 20,000 to watch their league sides. Maybe we need to adjust our ambitions to the size of our potential crowds rather than spend like we have been and grumbling that we can't get bigger crowds.[/p][/quote]Yeah but they're sh1te arn't they lol[/p][/quote]Ha. Good point. Pewsham Red
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12:17pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

LeGod wrote:
weve all said it on here numerous times but we should have had over 10k for the game on saturday when we are top of the league it should have happenned. Preston had just under 1k so we cant see to get away from the normal crowd size on matchdays.

I hope we are going to get some positive feedback from the new board today and not smoke screens.

we have an important run in now and some tough away games coming up so if they are serious about getting into the championship then they need to act quickly in getting in additional players and a quality manager.

Everything seems to laid back at the moment and the momentum needs to get going.
I think it takes an awful lot of time to build up a fanbase. Pretty sure I read somewhere that it took Reading ten years to get from the sort of level we're at to what they've got now.

Obviously being in a higher division helps a lot, but people get in/get out of the habit of going to the CG regularly.

The killer factor for ST is that if we start to do well we haven't got the capacity to cash in. Even if it's just for a cup match v ManYoo or Arsenal we can't get more than another 3000 or soTown fans than we normally do, so the benefits of a big cup match in terms of attracting new fans is also small.

We might not fill a 20,000 CG in the FLC every week but we could sometimes - so we can start to draw more fans in, even if it's not every week (at least to begin with).
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: weve all said it on here numerous times but we should have had over 10k for the game on saturday when we are top of the league it should have happenned. Preston had just under 1k so we cant see to get away from the normal crowd size on matchdays. I hope we are going to get some positive feedback from the new board today and not smoke screens. we have an important run in now and some tough away games coming up so if they are serious about getting into the championship then they need to act quickly in getting in additional players and a quality manager. Everything seems to laid back at the moment and the momentum needs to get going.[/p][/quote]I think it takes an awful lot of time to build up a fanbase. Pretty sure I read somewhere that it took Reading ten years to get from the sort of level we're at to what they've got now. Obviously being in a higher division helps a lot, but people get in/get out of the habit of going to the CG regularly. The killer factor for ST is that if we start to do well we haven't got the capacity to cash in. Even if it's just for a cup match v ManYoo or Arsenal we can't get more than another 3000 or soTown fans than we normally do, so the benefits of a big cup match in terms of attracting new fans is also small. We might not fill a 20,000 CG in the FLC every week but we could sometimes - so we can start to draw more fans in, even if it's not every week (at least to begin with). Jeremy Hilary Boob
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12:17pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
Calcio Robin wrote:
stfclondon wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
Calcio Robin wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.
It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.
Good point, well made.
Totally agree with both of your comments, its funny that we can get 30,000 plus for a day out to Wembley, but then disappear when the real support is required, good time charlies!!! come to mind.
Good point, but we are no different than any other lower league club in that regard.

If you consider that a city like Bristol, which must be three times the size of Swindon, struggle to get a combined 20,000 to watch their league sides.

Maybe we need to adjust our ambitions to the size of our potential crowds rather than spend like we have been and grumbling that we can't get bigger crowds.
As I said before, lets build some solid foundations and be sensible. We can not move forward on gates of 8K and a older style ground.

First step new stadium (not redevelopment, it will never happen and wont work)

Then 24hr income from stadium.

Finally then we can start to aim to be a sustainable championship club,

This is the only model that has ever proved successful for other clubs and if not followed we will move no further forward.
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.[/p][/quote]It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.[/p][/quote]Good point, well made.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with both of your comments, its funny that we can get 30,000 plus for a day out to Wembley, but then disappear when the real support is required, good time charlies!!! come to mind.[/p][/quote]Good point, but we are no different than any other lower league club in that regard. If you consider that a city like Bristol, which must be three times the size of Swindon, struggle to get a combined 20,000 to watch their league sides. Maybe we need to adjust our ambitions to the size of our potential crowds rather than spend like we have been and grumbling that we can't get bigger crowds.[/p][/quote]As I said before, lets build some solid foundations and be sensible. We can not move forward on gates of 8K and a older style ground. First step new stadium (not redevelopment, it will never happen and wont work) Then 24hr income from stadium. Finally then we can start to aim to be a sustainable championship club, This is the only model that has ever proved successful for other clubs and if not followed we will move no further forward. Davidsyrett
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12:18pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

STFC MARLOW wrote:
People forget we averaged 17,000 I'm the late 70's. Swindon was a big draw for the area, but with video games and the influx of people from areas the gates have fallen, but people should not forget the support from other areas, for example Cirencester etc. REAL Swindon fans have the opportunity by voting with bums on seats that we have the ambition for championship football. As a business model getting people in with money won't work at this level as there's no guarantee of success. The fans need to show their desire for promotion also. Lets get behind the team. YOU REDS!!
I also think that the amount of football on telly means that most kids will start supporting a Prem club.

In the 70's you had the FA Cup Final, the Big Match and Match of the Day, so if you wanted to watch football you had to go to the game.

We need to start attracting youngsters, like the chap above said and the kid a quid scheme will be great for that. In my view we should do this for every home game, as should all lower league clubs.
[quote][p][bold]STFC MARLOW[/bold] wrote: People forget we averaged 17,000 I'm the late 70's. Swindon was a big draw for the area, but with video games and the influx of people from areas the gates have fallen, but people should not forget the support from other areas, for example Cirencester etc. REAL Swindon fans have the opportunity by voting with bums on seats that we have the ambition for championship football. As a business model getting people in with money won't work at this level as there's no guarantee of success. The fans need to show their desire for promotion also. Lets get behind the team. YOU REDS!![/p][/quote]I also think that the amount of football on telly means that most kids will start supporting a Prem club. In the 70's you had the FA Cup Final, the Big Match and Match of the Day, so if you wanted to watch football you had to go to the game. We need to start attracting youngsters, like the chap above said and the kid a quid scheme will be great for that. In my view we should do this for every home game, as should all lower league clubs. Pewsham Red
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12:19pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
Stilloyal wrote: Sam please suggest to Jed that we need a manager from above our league to finnish the job. Only one sensible name so far Ole Gunner Solksjar, 2 consectutive league titles with Molde and looking for an English club. No Tisdale et al from the basement league. BE AMBITIOUS !
I think we need to lower our expectations somewhat. Sojskjaer turned down Aston Villa - what on earth makes us think he would come to Swindon. I am all for being ambitious, but as a league one club with gates of around 8000 we also need to be realistic.
Whatever but we need to look above l.2 The appointment we make now won't just affect ticket sales this season but will have an even bigger impact on next.
Promotion is a must this season given our current position, mid table is totally un acceptable and major disaster.

Villa are sh1te who wouldn't turn them down :-)
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: Sam please suggest to Jed that we need a manager from above our league to finnish the job. Only one sensible name so far Ole Gunner Solksjar, 2 consectutive league titles with Molde and looking for an English club. No Tisdale et al from the basement league. BE AMBITIOUS ![/p][/quote]I think we need to lower our expectations somewhat. Sojskjaer turned down Aston Villa - what on earth makes us think he would come to Swindon. I am all for being ambitious, but as a league one club with gates of around 8000 we also need to be realistic.[/p][/quote]Whatever but we need to look above l.2 The appointment we make now won't just affect ticket sales this season but will have an even bigger impact on next. Promotion is a must this season given our current position, mid table is totally un acceptable and major disaster. Villa are sh1te who wouldn't turn them down :-) Stilloyal
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12:21pm Mon 25 Feb 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Sam please ask them if we are going to get players in on loan ASAP (preferably they tell us today).

Secondly re the new manager, can they guarantee it will be someone that demands the same level of professionalism, hard work and dedication as our former manager.

Coincidence Wes photographed in a night club at 12:40 am on Saturday night? I'll give him the benefit of the doubt but I for one do not want our players going back to the drunken poor performances of a few seasons back.
Sam please ask them if we are going to get players in on loan ASAP (preferably they tell us today). Secondly re the new manager, can they guarantee it will be someone that demands the same level of professionalism, hard work and dedication as our former manager. Coincidence Wes photographed in a night club at 12:40 am on Saturday night? I'll give him the benefit of the doubt but I for one do not want our players going back to the drunken poor performances of a few seasons back. dreamofacleansheet2
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12:24pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Pewsham Red wrote:
Stilloyal wrote: Sam please suggest to Jed that we need a manager from above our league to finnish the job. Only one sensible name so far Ole Gunner Solksjar, 2 consectutive league titles with Molde and looking for an English club. No Tisdale et al from the basement league. BE AMBITIOUS !
I think we need to lower our expectations somewhat. Sojskjaer turned down Aston Villa - what on earth makes us think he would come to Swindon. I am all for being ambitious, but as a league one club with gates of around 8000 we also need to be realistic.
Whatever but we need to look above l.2 The appointment we make now won't just affect ticket sales this season but will have an even bigger impact on next. Promotion is a must this season given our current position, mid table is totally un acceptable and major disaster. Villa are sh1te who wouldn't turn them down :-)
I agree, but I also think Dave Syrett and Jeremy make good points regarding sustainable growth.

We have always been a bit 'boom and bust' and need to get a model in place that means we can attain a certain level and stay there - Reading being a good example of this.

That way we can attract and retain fans and this, coupled with better facilities will bring in more income and allow us to be more self sufficient.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: Sam please suggest to Jed that we need a manager from above our league to finnish the job. Only one sensible name so far Ole Gunner Solksjar, 2 consectutive league titles with Molde and looking for an English club. No Tisdale et al from the basement league. BE AMBITIOUS ![/p][/quote]I think we need to lower our expectations somewhat. Sojskjaer turned down Aston Villa - what on earth makes us think he would come to Swindon. I am all for being ambitious, but as a league one club with gates of around 8000 we also need to be realistic.[/p][/quote]Whatever but we need to look above l.2 The appointment we make now won't just affect ticket sales this season but will have an even bigger impact on next. Promotion is a must this season given our current position, mid table is totally un acceptable and major disaster. Villa are sh1te who wouldn't turn them down :-)[/p][/quote]I agree, but I also think Dave Syrett and Jeremy make good points regarding sustainable growth. We have always been a bit 'boom and bust' and need to get a model in place that means we can attain a certain level and stay there - Reading being a good example of this. That way we can attract and retain fans and this, coupled with better facilities will bring in more income and allow us to be more self sufficient. Pewsham Red
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12:36pm Mon 25 Feb 13

STFCman&boy1973 says...

Is mike Newell available still?

Because if we can't get Paolo back, that's the way were going...
Is mike Newell available still? Because if we can't get Paolo back, that's the way were going... STFCman&boy1973
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12:39pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

STFC MARLOW wrote:
People forget we averaged 17,000 I'm the late 70's. Swindon was a big draw for the area, but with video games and the influx of people from areas the gates have fallen, but people should not forget the support from other areas, for example Cirencester etc. REAL Swindon fans have the opportunity by voting with bums on seats that we have the ambition for championship football. As a business model getting people in with money won't work at this level as there's no guarantee of success.

The fans need to show their desire for promotion also. Lets get behind the team. YOU REDS!!
While I agree with most of what you say, I don't think we were averaging anything like 17,000 in the late 70s.

A quick google shows:

http://www.swindon-t
own-fc.co.uk/Results
.asp?Season=1979-198
0

I think the Town have more potential than 8,500 fans but it'll take more than one or two seasons of success to start building up the fanbase - we've barely had half a dozen seasons where we've finished in the top half of the division since we were in the PL so new fans just have not been attracted to start supporting us.
[quote][p][bold]STFC MARLOW[/bold] wrote: People forget we averaged 17,000 I'm the late 70's. Swindon was a big draw for the area, but with video games and the influx of people from areas the gates have fallen, but people should not forget the support from other areas, for example Cirencester etc. REAL Swindon fans have the opportunity by voting with bums on seats that we have the ambition for championship football. As a business model getting people in with money won't work at this level as there's no guarantee of success. The fans need to show their desire for promotion also. Lets get behind the team. YOU REDS!![/p][/quote]While I agree with most of what you say, I don't think we were averaging anything like 17,000 in the late 70s. A quick google shows: http://www.swindon-t own-fc.co.uk/Results .asp?Season=1979-198 0 I think the Town have more potential than 8,500 fans but it'll take more than one or two seasons of success to start building up the fanbase - we've barely had half a dozen seasons where we've finished in the top half of the division since we were in the PL so new fans just have not been attracted to start supporting us. Jeremy Hilary Boob
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12:42pm Mon 25 Feb 13

peatmoor pirate says...

STFC MARLOW wrote:
People forget we averaged 17,000 I'm the late 70's. Swindon was a big draw for the area, but with video games and the influx of people from areas the gates have fallen, but people should not forget the support from other areas, for example Cirencester etc. REAL Swindon fans have the opportunity by voting with bums on seats that we have the ambition for championship football. As a business model getting people in with money won't work at this level as there's no guarantee of success.

The fans need to show their desire for promotion also. Lets get behind the team. YOU REDS!!
We absolutely did not get average gates of 17,000 in the late 70s. I recall we did occasionally get that many for a big match; Watford and Swansea matches when they were marching up the leagues spring to mind as well as cup matches but not so many in the league on average. Indeed, a quick search on a Swindon Town history website shows 1977/8, average league home gate was 7015; in 1978/79, was 7751 and in 1979/80 (year of the great cup run, was 8428. 2012/13 compares very well to all of these.
The simple fact is that football is too expensive to attend at the level we are at for a lot of people.
Swindon Town will attract more supporters at Championship or Premiership level if they ever get there but support in the Third Division has held up remarkably well over the years and we should not pretend that it hasn't or somhow more people will come if only we don't appoint Phil Brown or some other such nonsense.
[quote][p][bold]STFC MARLOW[/bold] wrote: People forget we averaged 17,000 I'm the late 70's. Swindon was a big draw for the area, but with video games and the influx of people from areas the gates have fallen, but people should not forget the support from other areas, for example Cirencester etc. REAL Swindon fans have the opportunity by voting with bums on seats that we have the ambition for championship football. As a business model getting people in with money won't work at this level as there's no guarantee of success. The fans need to show their desire for promotion also. Lets get behind the team. YOU REDS!![/p][/quote]We absolutely did not get average gates of 17,000 in the late 70s. I recall we did occasionally get that many for a big match; Watford and Swansea matches when they were marching up the leagues spring to mind as well as cup matches but not so many in the league on average. Indeed, a quick search on a Swindon Town history website shows 1977/8, average league home gate was 7015; in 1978/79, was 7751 and in 1979/80 (year of the great cup run, was 8428. 2012/13 compares very well to all of these. The simple fact is that football is too expensive to attend at the level we are at for a lot of people. Swindon Town will attract more supporters at Championship or Premiership level if they ever get there but support in the Third Division has held up remarkably well over the years and we should not pretend that it hasn't or somhow more people will come if only we don't appoint Phil Brown or some other such nonsense. peatmoor pirate
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12:45pm Mon 25 Feb 13

KerroucheIsntOnFire says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Sam please ask them if we are going to get players in on loan ASAP (preferably they tell us today).

Secondly re the new manager, can they guarantee it will be someone that demands the same level of professionalism, hard work and dedication as our former manager.

Coincidence Wes photographed in a night club at 12:40 am on Saturday night? I'll give him the benefit of the doubt but I for one do not want our players going back to the drunken poor performances of a few seasons back.
Im worried about the discipline of the players now Paolos left! L Rooney Devera and Flint were all seen drinking yesterday at the carling cup final - Rooneys been spotted a few times out on the town! We were mugged right off from the drinking gang a few years ago lets hope it doesnt come back in
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Sam please ask them if we are going to get players in on loan ASAP (preferably they tell us today). Secondly re the new manager, can they guarantee it will be someone that demands the same level of professionalism, hard work and dedication as our former manager. Coincidence Wes photographed in a night club at 12:40 am on Saturday night? I'll give him the benefit of the doubt but I for one do not want our players going back to the drunken poor performances of a few seasons back.[/p][/quote]Im worried about the discipline of the players now Paolos left! L Rooney Devera and Flint were all seen drinking yesterday at the carling cup final - Rooneys been spotted a few times out on the town! We were mugged right off from the drinking gang a few years ago lets hope it doesnt come back in KerroucheIsntOnFire
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12:48pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

I see Exeter are denying any approach for Tisdale. Can't help feeling that we need a manager with experience that has won promotion rather than another first timer as we are 2nd from the top of League 2 not 2nd from the bottom?
I see Exeter are denying any approach for Tisdale. Can't help feeling that we need a manager with experience that has won promotion rather than another first timer as we are 2nd from the top of League 2 not 2nd from the bottom? Wembley69
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12:51pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Swindon1984 says...

STFC MARLOW wrote:
People forget we averaged 17,000 I'm the late 70's. Swindon was a big draw for the area, but with video games and the influx of people from areas the gates have fallen, but people should not forget the support from other areas, for example Cirencester etc. REAL Swindon fans have the opportunity by voting with bums on seats that we have the ambition for championship football. As a business model getting people in with money won't work at this level as there's no guarantee of success. The fans need to show their desire for promotion also. Lets get behind the team. YOU REDS!!
Always found that a bit ironic, complaining about people not wanting to support their local teams, but it's fine for Swindon to draw support from places like Cirencester (who have their own club - Swindon just happen to be a relatively close LEAGUE club!)

Basically people should support their local team. A lot don't. However that's ok as long as their ignoring their local team to watch Swindon, rather than people living in Swindon ignoring the town to watch Chelsea on TV.... See the point?

It's a great idea trying to get people from outside the town coming to the county ground, but we really shouldn't need to, the town's big enough without poaching potential grass roots supporters from the surrounding areas.

Also the real fans are the ones already coming to watch, they can't show much more desire than turn up as they do now and ocassionally get someone else who can be bothered to turn up with them. If the interest isn't there, it isn't there, and we need to spend accordingly.

Would also say that averaging 17000 in the 70s still wasn't a vast amount for the time if you look at the figures for other clubs - pre all seater stadiums and prior to the gentrification of football in general a club's ground could get more people in and charge them far less for doing so. Aside from some of the big boys most clubs have seen a fall in attendances in the past twenty/thirty years because of the serious financial commitment it now takes to watch football. Unless we had a Bayern Munich type set up where safe standing came in and season tickets cost a hundred quid we're NEVER going to see attendances in the tens of thousands regularly again. We have to be realistic about that.
[quote][p][bold]STFC MARLOW[/bold] wrote: People forget we averaged 17,000 I'm the late 70's. Swindon was a big draw for the area, but with video games and the influx of people from areas the gates have fallen, but people should not forget the support from other areas, for example Cirencester etc. REAL Swindon fans have the opportunity by voting with bums on seats that we have the ambition for championship football. As a business model getting people in with money won't work at this level as there's no guarantee of success. The fans need to show their desire for promotion also. Lets get behind the team. YOU REDS!![/p][/quote]Always found that a bit ironic, complaining about people not wanting to support their local teams, but it's fine for Swindon to draw support from places like Cirencester (who have their own club - Swindon just happen to be a relatively close LEAGUE club!) Basically people should support their local team. A lot don't. However that's ok as long as their ignoring their local team to watch Swindon, rather than people living in Swindon ignoring the town to watch Chelsea on TV.... See the point? It's a great idea trying to get people from outside the town coming to the county ground, but we really shouldn't need to, the town's big enough without poaching potential grass roots supporters from the surrounding areas. Also the real fans are the ones already coming to watch, they can't show much more desire than turn up as they do now and ocassionally get someone else who can be bothered to turn up with them. If the interest isn't there, it isn't there, and we need to spend accordingly. Would also say that averaging 17000 in the 70s still wasn't a vast amount for the time if you look at the figures for other clubs - pre all seater stadiums and prior to the gentrification of football in general a club's ground could get more people in and charge them far less for doing so. Aside from some of the big boys most clubs have seen a fall in attendances in the past twenty/thirty years because of the serious financial commitment it now takes to watch football. Unless we had a Bayern Munich type set up where safe standing came in and season tickets cost a hundred quid we're NEVER going to see attendances in the tens of thousands regularly again. We have to be realistic about that. Swindon1984
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12:55pm Mon 25 Feb 13

ShearerShearer says...

The crowds are actually better on average than the last time we had back to back promotions, in fact they look comparable to the first season in tier 2 in 87-88.

http://www.swindon-t
own-fc.co.uk
The crowds are actually better on average than the last time we had back to back promotions, in fact they look comparable to the first season in tier 2 in 87-88. http://www.swindon-t own-fc.co.uk ShearerShearer
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1:01pm Mon 25 Feb 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Kerroucheisntonfire Wes photographed with Kerrouche! Very good expression mugged right off....

Sam please be direct to Jed et al.... D you expect your players to behave like professional athletes and will you have a zero tolerance policy?

Don't care who the manager is as long as they hold to some professional principles. Been long over due and let's not blow it now.
Kerroucheisntonfire Wes photographed with Kerrouche! Very good expression mugged right off.... Sam please be direct to Jed et al.... D you expect your players to behave like professional athletes and will you have a zero tolerance policy? Don't care who the manager is as long as they hold to some professional principles. Been long over due and let's not blow it now. dreamofacleansheet2
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1:06pm Mon 25 Feb 13

zigounette and ballons says...

We need investment from a multi national or wealthy foriegn investor ,wether that be india ,china,etc i dont mind but this is a money game you need massive investment to realistically reach for the top ,
Interestingly i see jeds built his business from sponsorship and media ,i just wonder if thats his future intention to tout the club to wealthy investors overseas to raise their profiles in this country ,i oosted the other day as to why anyone would buy a football club ,and now realise this could be the reason why ,to act as a custodian and secure future investment ,
If so then good times will follow .
We need investment from a multi national or wealthy foriegn investor ,wether that be india ,china,etc i dont mind but this is a money game you need massive investment to realistically reach for the top , Interestingly i see jeds built his business from sponsorship and media ,i just wonder if thats his future intention to tout the club to wealthy investors overseas to raise their profiles in this country ,i oosted the other day as to why anyone would buy a football club ,and now realise this could be the reason why ,to act as a custodian and secure future investment , If so then good times will follow . zigounette and ballons
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1:08pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

Well Paul Tisdale is still the Bookies favourite 6-5, how about Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at 5-1! PdC is still 9-2 to come back with Mike Newell between 12-1 and 8-1 and Kevin Blackwell 10-1? To be honest do any of them really fire up the interest?
Well Paul Tisdale is still the Bookies favourite 6-5, how about Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at 5-1! PdC is still 9-2 to come back with Mike Newell between 12-1 and 8-1 and Kevin Blackwell 10-1? To be honest do any of them really fire up the interest? Wembley69
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1:13pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Leo Sayers Leather Trousers says...

Tisdale has done a great job considering the budget he has to work with at Exeter. They should never have stayed in L1 as long as they did.
We won't go poaching Managers though, never have.
Tisdale has done a great job considering the budget he has to work with at Exeter. They should never have stayed in L1 as long as they did. We won't go poaching Managers though, never have. Leo Sayers Leather Trousers
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1:20pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Med Red says...

Wonder how we'll all feel after the press conference.... elated or deflated??? With the prospect of automatic promotion so close, prioritising the appointment of a new manager and new signings to bolster a pretty thin squad (particularly midfield) is a must.
Wonder how we'll all feel after the press conference.... elated or deflated??? With the prospect of automatic promotion so close, prioritising the appointment of a new manager and new signings to bolster a pretty thin squad (particularly midfield) is a must. Med Red
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1:24pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Rogersforengland says...

The people who live in Swindon and direct local areas have never really supported the club for whatever reason, it would be interesting to know exactly the breakdown of Counties where season ticket holder's live. My family have been Town fans since the 50's and we live is ....yes Oxfordshire.
8,000 fans is a shame and as other say we can't expect much more success without bigger gates, i too was disappointed that we did not even get 10,000 there Saturday when Preston brought just about 1,000. Give the new board a chance i say.
The people who live in Swindon and direct local areas have never really supported the club for whatever reason, it would be interesting to know exactly the breakdown of Counties where season ticket holder's live. My family have been Town fans since the 50's and we live is ....yes Oxfordshire. 8,000 fans is a shame and as other say we can't expect much more success without bigger gates, i too was disappointed that we did not even get 10,000 there Saturday when Preston brought just about 1,000. Give the new board a chance i say. Rogersforengland
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1:28pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Carlo says...

ecklington wrote:
Calcio Robin wrote:
stfclondon wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
Calcio Robin wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.
It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.
Good point, well made.
Totally agree with both of your comments, its funny that we can get 30,000 plus for a day out to Wembley, but then disappear when the real support is required, good time charlies!!! come to mind.
Unfortunately there are very few original born and bred Swindonians left, who would still be interested in supporting Town, many moved away for jobs. Plus in the 50's Swindon became an overspill town for thousands of Londoners, and most still support their old clubs - Arsenal, Tottenham, west Ham etc, and have no interest in supporting Town, only derogatory remarks and "small town" pedigree. One can only hope that if Town manage to climb up the leagues, many more outsiders will be interested in watching and start to support Town. £1 for a kid has to be the way forward, as has been mentioned many times before, to encourage the next generations to continue supporting the Town.
That theory doesn't wash with me.

Reading were in the same boat years ago (actually a lesser position, averaging approx. 4,0000 at home). Now look at them.
[quote][p][bold]ecklington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.[/p][/quote]It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.[/p][/quote]Good point, well made.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with both of your comments, its funny that we can get 30,000 plus for a day out to Wembley, but then disappear when the real support is required, good time charlies!!! come to mind.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately there are very few original born and bred Swindonians left, who would still be interested in supporting Town, many moved away for jobs. Plus in the 50's Swindon became an overspill town for thousands of Londoners, and most still support their old clubs - Arsenal, Tottenham, west Ham etc, and have no interest in supporting Town, only derogatory remarks and "small town" pedigree. One can only hope that if Town manage to climb up the leagues, many more outsiders will be interested in watching and start to support Town. £1 for a kid has to be the way forward, as has been mentioned many times before, to encourage the next generations to continue supporting the Town.[/p][/quote]That theory doesn't wash with me. Reading were in the same boat years ago (actually a lesser position, averaging approx. 4,0000 at home). Now look at them. Carlo
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1:29pm Mon 25 Feb 13

akershaker says...

Lots of rubbish talked on here about managers. Solskjaer is not going to come here.
We don't want a big name just for the hell of it, and big name managers don't lead to bigger gates - results and the style of football do that.
I think Tisdale would be a great appointment. Attractive football. Proven track record.
One last thing, the comments above insisting the clubs new owner must keep spending money like water - that's what got us into this mess in the first place.
Lots of rubbish talked on here about managers. Solskjaer is not going to come here. We don't want a big name just for the hell of it, and big name managers don't lead to bigger gates - results and the style of football do that. I think Tisdale would be a great appointment. Attractive football. Proven track record. One last thing, the comments above insisting the clubs new owner must keep spending money like water - that's what got us into this mess in the first place. akershaker
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1:37pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

Med Red wrote:
Wonder how we'll all feel after the press conference.... elated or deflated??? With the prospect of automatic promotion so close, prioritising the appointment of a new manager and new signings to bolster a pretty thin squad (particularly midfield) is a must.
I have a feeling it will be an anti climax bit like a politician saying 'we have to learn the lessons' or 'we need a roadmap' words perhaps more than action. Still maybe I am trying not to hope for too much just in case? Deep down we all want good news really!
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: Wonder how we'll all feel after the press conference.... elated or deflated??? With the prospect of automatic promotion so close, prioritising the appointment of a new manager and new signings to bolster a pretty thin squad (particularly midfield) is a must.[/p][/quote]I have a feeling it will be an anti climax bit like a politician saying 'we have to learn the lessons' or 'we need a roadmap' words perhaps more than action. Still maybe I am trying not to hope for too much just in case? Deep down we all want good news really! Wembley69
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1:37pm Mon 25 Feb 13

sagadude says...

Calcio Robin wrote:
stfclondon wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
Calcio Robin wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.
It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.
Good point, well made.
Totally agree with both of your comments, its funny that we can get 30,000 plus for a day out to Wembley, but then disappear when the real support is required, good time charlies!!! come to mind.
The majority of these "Good Time Charlies" as you put it, have probably like me supported Town since the 70's, put in more than 10 to 15 years regular support over that time as season ticket holders but can only afford a few games a year now.

Get real, there is still a recession on and jobs going i.e. Honda etc.

The council screwed up Swindon when they would not let a new stadium be built on the front garden ( now occupied by houses!).

If we had a stadium that was used 7 days a week with other attractions other than football then myself and my family would be there every week.

We have put more money into STFC over the years, so don't start criticising the people that would like to go every week but cannot afford it!
[quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.[/p][/quote]It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.[/p][/quote]Good point, well made.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with both of your comments, its funny that we can get 30,000 plus for a day out to Wembley, but then disappear when the real support is required, good time charlies!!! come to mind.[/p][/quote]The majority of these "Good Time Charlies" as you put it, have probably like me supported Town since the 70's, put in more than 10 to 15 years regular support over that time as season ticket holders but can only afford a few games a year now. Get real, there is still a recession on and jobs going i.e. Honda etc. The council screwed up Swindon when they would not let a new stadium be built on the front garden ( now occupied by houses!). If we had a stadium that was used 7 days a week with other attractions other than football then myself and my family would be there every week. We have put more money into STFC over the years, so don't start criticising the people that would like to go every week but cannot afford it! sagadude
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1:38pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

akershaker wrote:
Lots of rubbish talked on here about managers. Solskjaer is not going to come here.
We don't want a big name just for the hell of it, and big name managers don't lead to bigger gates - results and the style of football do that.
I think Tisdale would be a great appointment. Attractive football. Proven track record.
One last thing, the comments above insisting the clubs new owner must keep spending money like water - that's what got us into this mess in the first place.
A voice of reason
[quote][p][bold]akershaker[/bold] wrote: Lots of rubbish talked on here about managers. Solskjaer is not going to come here. We don't want a big name just for the hell of it, and big name managers don't lead to bigger gates - results and the style of football do that. I think Tisdale would be a great appointment. Attractive football. Proven track record. One last thing, the comments above insisting the clubs new owner must keep spending money like water - that's what got us into this mess in the first place.[/p][/quote]A voice of reason Davidsyrett
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1:42pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Jon the red says...

Tisdale manager ? never. This is potentially a very attractive offer for a top manager to take the reigns as with 2 months of the season left we have a realist chance of playing championship football next season. Not league 2 or conference - championship football. I believe the board need to send out a message of intent here and this appointment is crucial. Despite all the short memories of some fans i would go for PDC for footballing reasons as this man put Swindon back on the map when we were at our lowest and the job he started needs to be finished. He's passionate and he's a winner and if the board can control him and come to an arrangement then i believe we can win this league and go a long way. Paolo is the biggest reason we are where we are today - fact! Yes he's had money to spend but you still have to assemble a team and win matches and most Swindon fans would welcome him back today.
Tisdale manager ? never. This is potentially a very attractive offer for a top manager to take the reigns as with 2 months of the season left we have a realist chance of playing championship football next season. Not league 2 or conference - championship football. I believe the board need to send out a message of intent here and this appointment is crucial. Despite all the short memories of some fans i would go for PDC for footballing reasons as this man put Swindon back on the map when we were at our lowest and the job he started needs to be finished. He's passionate and he's a winner and if the board can control him and come to an arrangement then i believe we can win this league and go a long way. Paolo is the biggest reason we are where we are today - fact! Yes he's had money to spend but you still have to assemble a team and win matches and most Swindon fans would welcome him back today. Jon the red
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1:42pm Mon 25 Feb 13

nosyrudeman says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
Calcio Robin wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.
It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.
Pity parents didn't take their kids at an early age, like I did, my son 8ys old and now nearly 26 and is hooked for life. Kids with premier league shirts all over Swindon. Bloody plastic premier club supporters.
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: Lets hope we don't hear the customery drivel and how we will go forward with mediocrity, as we have been used to superb times the last year and half, and we STFC supporters want it to continue, and not disappear into the background with the also rans!!!.[/p][/quote]It's a pity the people of Swindon don't swell the gates to afford these big names. We can't keep expecting others to bankroll our club.[/p][/quote]Pity parents didn't take their kids at an early age, like I did, my son 8ys old and now nearly 26 and is hooked for life. Kids with premier league shirts all over Swindon. Bloody plastic premier club supporters. nosyrudeman
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1:47pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

Jon the red wrote:
Tisdale manager ? never. This is potentially a very attractive offer for a top manager to take the reigns as with 2 months of the season left we have a realist chance of playing championship football next season. Not league 2 or conference - championship football. I believe the board need to send out a message of intent here and this appointment is crucial. Despite all the short memories of some fans i would go for PDC for footballing reasons as this man put Swindon back on the map when we were at our lowest and the job he started needs to be finished. He's passionate and he's a winner and if the board can control him and come to an arrangement then i believe we can win this league and go a long way. Paolo is the biggest reason we are where we are today - fact! Yes he's had money to spend but you still have to assemble a team and win matches and most Swindon fans would welcome him back today.
And what sort of money do you expect us to pay the said "Top Manager"?
[quote][p][bold]Jon the red[/bold] wrote: Tisdale manager ? never. This is potentially a very attractive offer for a top manager to take the reigns as with 2 months of the season left we have a realist chance of playing championship football next season. Not league 2 or conference - championship football. I believe the board need to send out a message of intent here and this appointment is crucial. Despite all the short memories of some fans i would go for PDC for footballing reasons as this man put Swindon back on the map when we were at our lowest and the job he started needs to be finished. He's passionate and he's a winner and if the board can control him and come to an arrangement then i believe we can win this league and go a long way. Paolo is the biggest reason we are where we are today - fact! Yes he's had money to spend but you still have to assemble a team and win matches and most Swindon fans would welcome him back today.[/p][/quote]And what sort of money do you expect us to pay the said "Top Manager"? Davidsyrett
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1:54pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

Can you ask the new board how they are going to finance the club?
Can you ask the new board how they are going to finance the club? Davidsyrett
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1:54pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Super Mario TV says...

Are we under a transfer embargo?
Are we under a transfer embargo? Super Mario TV
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1:58pm Mon 25 Feb 13

London Red says...

Dreams: Wes is tea-total - so please do not go about tarnishing his name
.
Also people have very short memories in terms of managers - Tisdale was one of the hottest properties about only 2 years ago and had Championship clubs trying to poach him
.
He also has promotion experience as he took Exeter from the Conference to L1 PO spots - on NO MONEY
.
I would love us to go for a "current" massive name like Adkins etc - but I would not be p1ssed off with Tisdale and think he could steer us over the line and do well with us longer term
.
Plus we would likely get Shaun Taylor in with him as they worked together at Exeter and he now has Assistant Manager experience at Torquay
.
That would be good in uniting our Youths and First Team as him and Bosin get on
Dreams: Wes is tea-total - so please do not go about tarnishing his name . Also people have very short memories in terms of managers - Tisdale was one of the hottest properties about only 2 years ago and had Championship clubs trying to poach him . He also has promotion experience as he took Exeter from the Conference to L1 PO spots - on NO MONEY . I would love us to go for a "current" massive name like Adkins etc - but I would not be p1ssed off with Tisdale and think he could steer us over the line and do well with us longer term . Plus we would likely get Shaun Taylor in with him as they worked together at Exeter and he now has Assistant Manager experience at Torquay . That would be good in uniting our Youths and First Team as him and Bosin get on London Red
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2:01pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Leo Sayers Leather Trousers says...

This is what the Exeter Chief Exec has had to say, again facts incorrect!

http://www.thisisexe
ter.co.uk/Tisdale-fa
vourite-Swindon-job/
story-18247805-detai
l/story.html#axzz2Lv
3nCY00
This is what the Exeter Chief Exec has had to say, again facts incorrect! http://www.thisisexe ter.co.uk/Tisdale-fa vourite-Swindon-job/ story-18247805-detai l/story.html#axzz2Lv 3nCY00 Leo Sayers Leather Trousers
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2:03pm Mon 25 Feb 13

the wizard says...

No sign of messrs McCrory, Murrall, Rice and Hooper yet.

They've just done a runner, LOL
No sign of messrs McCrory, Murrall, Rice and Hooper yet. They've just done a runner, LOL the wizard
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2:05pm Mon 25 Feb 13

the wizard says...

McCrory states that he wants to "turn the club round and take it forward".

Parking it on the cricket pitch then,
McCrory states that he wants to "turn the club round and take it forward". Parking it on the cricket pitch then, the wizard
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2:06pm Mon 25 Feb 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

London I didn't say he was drinking. Photo taken of him in nightclub past midnight. That is all. Remember he got dropped in the second round of players away at Gillingham over drink gate.

I'm not singling him out I'm just extremely keen we have a manager who has a zero tolerance to un professional behaviour. The sum is always more than the parts if everyone pulls together.

Oh another lesson for the new board. We all desperately want to know what you've got to say. Being on time would be a good first impression. Yes I know I'm old school but ti never hurt.
London I didn't say he was drinking. Photo taken of him in nightclub past midnight. That is all. Remember he got dropped in the second round of players away at Gillingham over drink gate. I'm not singling him out I'm just extremely keen we have a manager who has a zero tolerance to un professional behaviour. The sum is always more than the parts if everyone pulls together. Oh another lesson for the new board. We all desperately want to know what you've got to say. Being on time would be a good first impression. Yes I know I'm old school but ti never hurt. dreamofacleansheet2
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2:10pm Mon 25 Feb 13

super reds says...

Agree with posts saying we need to blood the young uns early, however, I've only had a ST for around 6-7 years, when I got 1, I got 1 for my son as well, he would have been 11-12 at the time, he loves it, then around 4 years ago the club were doing family deals which meant my daughter could come along as well without much extra outlay & now she's hooked as well, I do realise though that its not that easy monetary wise for others to do that
Agree with posts saying we need to blood the young uns early, however, I've only had a ST for around 6-7 years, when I got 1, I got 1 for my son as well, he would have been 11-12 at the time, he loves it, then around 4 years ago the club were doing family deals which meant my daughter could come along as well without much extra outlay & now she's hooked as well, I do realise though that its not that easy monetary wise for others to do that super reds
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2:10pm Mon 25 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

Jon the red wrote:
Tisdale manager ? never. This is potentially a very attractive offer for a top manager to take the reigns as with 2 months of the season left we have a realist chance of playing championship football next season. Not league 2 or conference - championship football. I believe the board need to send out a message of intent here and this appointment is crucial. Despite all the short memories of some fans i would go for PDC for footballing reasons as this man put Swindon back on the map when we were at our lowest and the job he started needs to be finished. He's passionate and he's a winner and if the board can control him and come to an arrangement then i believe we can win this league and go a long way. Paolo is the biggest reason we are where we are today - fact! Yes he's had money to spend but you still have to assemble a team and win matches and most Swindon fans would welcome him back today.
Be serious will you. As much as we love the club, there is no chance of a "top manager" wanting the job.
[quote][p][bold]Jon the red[/bold] wrote: Tisdale manager ? never. This is potentially a very attractive offer for a top manager to take the reigns as with 2 months of the season left we have a realist chance of playing championship football next season. Not league 2 or conference - championship football. I believe the board need to send out a message of intent here and this appointment is crucial. Despite all the short memories of some fans i would go for PDC for footballing reasons as this man put Swindon back on the map when we were at our lowest and the job he started needs to be finished. He's passionate and he's a winner and if the board can control him and come to an arrangement then i believe we can win this league and go a long way. Paolo is the biggest reason we are where we are today - fact! Yes he's had money to spend but you still have to assemble a team and win matches and most Swindon fans would welcome him back today.[/p][/quote]Be serious will you. As much as we love the club, there is no chance of a "top manager" wanting the job. stfclondon
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2:11pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

No ground re-development.
No ground re-development. Davidsyrett
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2:12pm Mon 25 Feb 13

jayden says...

London Red wrote:
Dreams: Wes is tea-total - so please do not go about tarnishing his name
.
Also people have very short memories in terms of managers - Tisdale was one of the hottest properties about only 2 years ago and had Championship clubs trying to poach him
.
He also has promotion experience as he took Exeter from the Conference to L1 PO spots - on NO MONEY
.
I would love us to go for a "current" massive name like Adkins etc - but I would not be p1ssed off with Tisdale and think he could steer us over the line and do well with us longer term
.
Plus we would likely get Shaun Taylor in with him as they worked together at Exeter and he now has Assistant Manager experience at Torquay
.
That would be good in uniting our Youths and First Team as him and Bosin get on
London red bodin is allready working 2 days a week coaching at torquay .He is helping out due to Martin Ling being in hospital.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Dreams: Wes is tea-total - so please do not go about tarnishing his name . Also people have very short memories in terms of managers - Tisdale was one of the hottest properties about only 2 years ago and had Championship clubs trying to poach him . He also has promotion experience as he took Exeter from the Conference to L1 PO spots - on NO MONEY . I would love us to go for a "current" massive name like Adkins etc - but I would not be p1ssed off with Tisdale and think he could steer us over the line and do well with us longer term . Plus we would likely get Shaun Taylor in with him as they worked together at Exeter and he now has Assistant Manager experience at Torquay . That would be good in uniting our Youths and First Team as him and Bosin get on[/p][/quote]London red bodin is allready working 2 days a week coaching at torquay .He is helping out due to Martin Ling being in hospital. jayden
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2:18pm Mon 25 Feb 13

69Champs says...

Rice is the sole shareholder in The Angel Hotel in Bourne, Lincolnshire

Impressive, a 12 room hotel ..... WOW loads of dosh .....
Rice is the sole shareholder in The Angel Hotel in Bourne, Lincolnshire Impressive, a 12 room hotel ..... WOW loads of dosh ..... 69Champs
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2:20pm Mon 25 Feb 13

no probs says...

has paolos resignation been officially accepted by anyone at the county ground?
has paolos resignation been officially accepted by anyone at the county ground? no probs
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2:22pm Mon 25 Feb 13

peatmoor pirate says...

Tisdale could do a decent job and amused by those who think he's not proven. Perplexed by those who think we can draw so called big-names. There's no way Adkins is coming here; maybe if we were already in Championship but we aren't. People need to get real. I'd like a club run properly and sustainably on the gates and revenue we can get and that doesn't require someone to keep putting their hand in their pocket. We all know where that ends up don't we.
Tisdale could do a decent job and amused by those who think he's not proven. Perplexed by those who think we can draw so called big-names. There's no way Adkins is coming here; maybe if we were already in Championship but we aren't. People need to get real. I'd like a club run properly and sustainably on the gates and revenue we can get and that doesn't require someone to keep putting their hand in their pocket. We all know where that ends up don't we. peatmoor pirate
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2:24pm Mon 25 Feb 13

jam1 says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
No ground re-development.
He'll get to it in time
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: No ground re-development.[/p][/quote]He'll get to it in time jam1
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2:25pm Mon 25 Feb 13

69Champs says...

peatmoor pirate wrote:
Tisdale could do a decent job and amused by those who think he's not proven. Perplexed by those who think we can draw so called big-names. There's no way Adkins is coming here; maybe if we were already in Championship but we aren't. People need to get real. I'd like a club run properly and sustainably on the gates and revenue we can get and that doesn't require someone to keep putting their hand in their pocket. We all know where that ends up don't we.
Where were we when Marcari joned us?
[quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: Tisdale could do a decent job and amused by those who think he's not proven. Perplexed by those who think we can draw so called big-names. There's no way Adkins is coming here; maybe if we were already in Championship but we aren't. People need to get real. I'd like a club run properly and sustainably on the gates and revenue we can get and that doesn't require someone to keep putting their hand in their pocket. We all know where that ends up don't we.[/p][/quote]Where were we when Marcari joned us? 69Champs
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2:26pm Mon 25 Feb 13

EastleazeRed says...

no probs wrote:
has paolos resignation been officially accepted by anyone at the county ground?
The board have just said they would not rule out a paolo di canio return !
[quote][p][bold]no probs[/bold] wrote: has paolos resignation been officially accepted by anyone at the county ground?[/p][/quote]The board have just said they would not rule out a paolo di canio return ! EastleazeRed
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2:27pm Mon 25 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Promotion is the number 1 aim,then we need 2/3 quality loan players asap Jed,who's going to chose these,Miller&Ward???
???
Promotion is the number 1 aim,then we need 2/3 quality loan players asap Jed,who's going to chose these,Miller&Ward??? ??? the don69
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2:28pm Mon 25 Feb 13

street2000 says...

Nothing new there then. Thought we would have a bit more information on the state of play???
Nothing new there then. Thought we would have a bit more information on the state of play??? street2000
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2:30pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Park North Red says...

So if the return of PDC is not ruled out then who's going to make the first move I wonder ??
So if the return of PDC is not ruled out then who's going to make the first move I wonder ?? Park North Red
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2:31pm Mon 25 Feb 13

no probs says...

eastleaze red , your response still does not answer the question that i have asked.
eastleaze red , your response still does not answer the question that i have asked. no probs
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2:32pm Mon 25 Feb 13

69Champs says...

All smoke and mirrors with no substance. A complete waste of time.
All smoke and mirrors with no substance. A complete waste of time. 69Champs
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2:38pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Bassett Hound says...

akershaker wrote:
Lots of rubbish talked on here about managers. Solskjaer is not going to come here.
We don't want a big name just for the hell of it, and big name managers don't lead to bigger gates - results and the style of football do that.
I think Tisdale would be a great appointment. Attractive football. Proven track record.
One last thing, the comments above insisting the clubs new owner must keep spending money like water - that's what got us into this mess in the first place.
Good post Shaker
[quote][p][bold]akershaker[/bold] wrote: Lots of rubbish talked on here about managers. Solskjaer is not going to come here. We don't want a big name just for the hell of it, and big name managers don't lead to bigger gates - results and the style of football do that. I think Tisdale would be a great appointment. Attractive football. Proven track record. One last thing, the comments above insisting the clubs new owner must keep spending money like water - that's what got us into this mess in the first place.[/p][/quote]Good post Shaker Bassett Hound
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2:41pm Mon 25 Feb 13

jam1 says...

69Champs wrote:
All smoke and mirrors with no substance. A complete waste of time.
Significant funds to be made available, county ground will be developed, not ruling out return of Paolo..... yeah waste of time
[quote][p][bold]69Champs[/bold] wrote: All smoke and mirrors with no substance. A complete waste of time.[/p][/quote]Significant funds to be made available, county ground will be developed, not ruling out return of Paolo..... yeah waste of time jam1
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2:42pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Highworth red says...

Some of you people are never happy. All we do is support the club faithfully. Running the club is a whole other ball game. Give them some space to breath and just show your support.
Some of you people are never happy. All we do is support the club faithfully. Running the club is a whole other ball game. Give them some space to breath and just show your support. Highworth red
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2:44pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

69Champs wrote:
peatmoor pirate wrote:
Tisdale could do a decent job and amused by those who think he's not proven. Perplexed by those who think we can draw so called big-names. There's no way Adkins is coming here; maybe if we were already in Championship but we aren't. People need to get real. I'd like a club run properly and sustainably on the gates and revenue we can get and that doesn't require someone to keep putting their hand in their pocket. We all know where that ends up don't we.
Where were we when Marcari joned us?
Different era though - and Macari was a rookie manager, not someone who's taken a club into the PL.
[quote][p][bold]69Champs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: Tisdale could do a decent job and amused by those who think he's not proven. Perplexed by those who think we can draw so called big-names. There's no way Adkins is coming here; maybe if we were already in Championship but we aren't. People need to get real. I'd like a club run properly and sustainably on the gates and revenue we can get and that doesn't require someone to keep putting their hand in their pocket. We all know where that ends up don't we.[/p][/quote]Where were we when Marcari joned us?[/p][/quote]Different era though - and Macari was a rookie manager, not someone who's taken a club into the PL. Jeremy Hilary Boob
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2:46pm Mon 25 Feb 13

EastleazeRed says...

no probs wrote:
eastleaze red , your response still does not answer the question that i have asked.
Reading between the lines no probs I would say the ball is in Paolo's court Watch this space !
[quote][p][bold]no probs[/bold] wrote: eastleaze red , your response still does not answer the question that i have asked.[/p][/quote]Reading between the lines no probs I would say the ball is in Paolo's court Watch this space ! EastleazeRed
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2:48pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
no probs wrote:
has paolos resignation been officially accepted by anyone at the county ground?
The board have just said they would not rule out a paolo di canio return !
Might just be the sort of answer that just passes the question off without having to answer, rather than a genuine "we might have him back" position.

They must have known last Tuesday whether or not they'd ask him to reconsider, and if they genuinely wanted him back surely they'd have tried already?
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]no probs[/bold] wrote: has paolos resignation been officially accepted by anyone at the county ground?[/p][/quote]The board have just said they would not rule out a paolo di canio return ![/p][/quote]Might just be the sort of answer that just passes the question off without having to answer, rather than a genuine "we might have him back" position. They must have known last Tuesday whether or not they'd ask him to reconsider, and if they genuinely wanted him back surely they'd have tried already? Jeremy Hilary Boob
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2:48pm Mon 25 Feb 13

the wizard says...

69Champs wrote:
All smoke and mirrors with no substance. A complete waste of time.
What did you want them to say ?????


Ohh by the way we have just signed ''''''' as manager,

We are replacing the Town End with a two tier stand

We are redeveloping Stratton bank

We have £25M to spend on players.

For pities sake they are only a few days into the club, give them a chance.

Had they not come we wouldn't have had a club left to support, be grateful for small mercies.
[quote][p][bold]69Champs[/bold] wrote: All smoke and mirrors with no substance. A complete waste of time.[/p][/quote]What did you want them to say ????? Ohh by the way we have just signed ''''''' as manager, We are replacing the Town End with a two tier stand We are redeveloping Stratton bank We have £25M to spend on players. For pities sake they are only a few days into the club, give them a chance. Had they not come we wouldn't have had a club left to support, be grateful for small mercies. the wizard
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2:51pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

jam1 wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
No ground re-development.
He'll get to it in time
maybe, maybe not, I would have liked to hear that the ground dev/ new stadium was a high priority, on the back burner for now. other than that seemed very positive, especially about the funds, although not clear who the companies investing are.

I don't want another crash & burn.
[quote][p][bold]jam1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: No ground re-development.[/p][/quote]He'll get to it in time[/p][/quote]maybe, maybe not, I would have liked to hear that the ground dev/ new stadium was a high priority, on the back burner for now. other than that seemed very positive, especially about the funds, although not clear who the companies investing are. I don't want another crash & burn. Davidsyrett
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2:53pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
no probs wrote:
has paolos resignation been officially accepted by anyone at the county ground?
The board have just said they would not rule out a paolo di canio return !
Might just be the sort of answer that just passes the question off without having to answer, rather than a genuine "we might have him back" position.

They must have known last Tuesday whether or not they'd ask him to reconsider, and if they genuinely wanted him back surely they'd have tried already?
I agree, think it's time to move on.
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]no probs[/bold] wrote: has paolos resignation been officially accepted by anyone at the county ground?[/p][/quote]The board have just said they would not rule out a paolo di canio return ![/p][/quote]Might just be the sort of answer that just passes the question off without having to answer, rather than a genuine "we might have him back" position. They must have known last Tuesday whether or not they'd ask him to reconsider, and if they genuinely wanted him back surely they'd have tried already?[/p][/quote]I agree, think it's time to move on. Davidsyrett
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2:53pm Mon 25 Feb 13

the wizard says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
no probs wrote:
has paolos resignation been officially accepted by anyone at the county ground?
The board have just said they would not rule out a paolo di canio return !
It doesn't have to be "officially accepted", the fact that he gave them a dead line which has gone meant that the contract had expired of its own accord. Add to that he has cleared his desk, add to that he was told he is no longer welcome at the ground. Game over.
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]no probs[/bold] wrote: has paolos resignation been officially accepted by anyone at the county ground?[/p][/quote]The board have just said they would not rule out a paolo di canio return ![/p][/quote]It doesn't have to be "officially accepted", the fact that he gave them a dead line which has gone meant that the contract had expired of its own accord. Add to that he has cleared his desk, add to that he was told he is no longer welcome at the ground. Game over. the wizard
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2:56pm Mon 25 Feb 13

jam1 says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
jam1 wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
No ground re-development.
He'll get to it in time
maybe, maybe not, I would have liked to hear that the ground dev/ new stadium was a high priority, on the back burner for now. other than that seemed very positive, especially about the funds, although not clear who the companies investing are.

I don't want another crash & burn.
David you can only go on what the mans says and I quote - McCrory is not looking at the redevelopment of the County Ground just yet, but says he will get to it in time.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jam1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: No ground re-development.[/p][/quote]He'll get to it in time[/p][/quote]maybe, maybe not, I would have liked to hear that the ground dev/ new stadium was a high priority, on the back burner for now. other than that seemed very positive, especially about the funds, although not clear who the companies investing are. I don't want another crash & burn.[/p][/quote]David you can only go on what the mans says and I quote - McCrory is not looking at the redevelopment of the County Ground just yet, but says he will get to it in time. jam1
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2:56pm Mon 25 Feb 13

alchafreds says...

akershaker wrote:
Lots of rubbish talked on here about managers. Solskjaer is not going to come here.
We don't want a big name just for the hell of it, and big name managers don't lead to bigger gates - results and the style of football do that.
I think Tisdale would be a great appointment. Attractive football. Proven track record.
One last thing, the comments above insisting the clubs new owner must keep spending money like water - that's what got us into this mess in the first place.
ooh some-ones tired
[quote][p][bold]akershaker[/bold] wrote: Lots of rubbish talked on here about managers. Solskjaer is not going to come here. We don't want a big name just for the hell of it, and big name managers don't lead to bigger gates - results and the style of football do that. I think Tisdale would be a great appointment. Attractive football. Proven track record. One last thing, the comments above insisting the clubs new owner must keep spending money like water - that's what got us into this mess in the first place.[/p][/quote]ooh some-ones tired alchafreds
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2:58pm Mon 25 Feb 13

avo says...

Park North Red wrote:
So if the return of PDC is not ruled out then who's going to make the first move I wonder ??
Well it won't be Paolo Di EGO Canio I wouldn't have thought so anyway.
.
I'd welcome him back, but I'd be parked outside his office to tell him just what I thought of his ill timed walk out in his first game back too...
.
We had something special, he chose to walk away from it when in reality, there was little if nothing the new board could do to ensure that takeover deadline demand of his was met.
.
Anyway, all old news now, welcome jed & co, I hope you all have thick skin, no matter what you do or say today, you'll be picked apart and hung out to dry before you even have a chance to make an impact.
[quote][p][bold]Park North Red[/bold] wrote: So if the return of PDC is not ruled out then who's going to make the first move I wonder ??[/p][/quote]Well it won't be Paolo Di EGO Canio I wouldn't have thought so anyway. . I'd welcome him back, but I'd be parked outside his office to tell him just what I thought of his ill timed walk out in his first game back too... . We had something special, he chose to walk away from it when in reality, there was little if nothing the new board could do to ensure that takeover deadline demand of his was met. . Anyway, all old news now, welcome jed & co, I hope you all have thick skin, no matter what you do or say today, you'll be picked apart and hung out to dry before you even have a chance to make an impact. avo
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2:58pm Mon 25 Feb 13

madterrier says...

Tisdale would be a very good shout. One of our brightest young managers (he's only 38?) and has done very well with Exeter.

My position hasn't shifted from last week though. Try and entice an experienced manager to take a short-term contract to the end of the season (which may well be agreeable to them), get us promoted, and if we succeed then he could review the situation. Or preferably go for a retiring player going for his first manager's job. I'm going to claim to having been the first to suggest Jamie Carragher a while ago, and I'm sticking by that.

As an interim, sounds like we cannot get Adkins because of his contractual/gardenin
g leave/compensation situation. Would Glenn Hoddle be totally out of the question?
Tisdale would be a very good shout. One of our brightest young managers (he's only 38?) and has done very well with Exeter. My position hasn't shifted from last week though. Try and entice an experienced manager to take a short-term contract to the end of the season (which may well be agreeable to them), get us promoted, and if we succeed then he could review the situation. Or preferably go for a retiring player going for his first manager's job. I'm going to claim to having been the first to suggest Jamie Carragher a while ago, and I'm sticking by that. As an interim, sounds like we cannot get Adkins because of his contractual/gardenin g leave/compensation situation. Would Glenn Hoddle be totally out of the question? madterrier
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2:59pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Jon the red says...

I was referring to Paolo as being OUR top manager !!
I was referring to Paolo as being OUR top manager !! Jon the red
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3:02pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

jam1 wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
jam1 wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
No ground re-development.
He'll get to it in time
maybe, maybe not, I would have liked to hear that the ground dev/ new stadium was a high priority, on the back burner for now. other than that seemed very positive, especially about the funds, although not clear who the companies investing are.

I don't want another crash & burn.
David you can only go on what the mans says and I quote - McCrory is not looking at the redevelopment of the County Ground just yet, but says he will get to it in time.
but did he mean he would get to look at the possibility of developing or actual development of the ground in time. for me he passed the question of very quickly, I just wanted more detail as I feel it's the most important item that need addressing at the moment along with the new manager.
[quote][p][bold]jam1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jam1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: No ground re-development.[/p][/quote]He'll get to it in time[/p][/quote]maybe, maybe not, I would have liked to hear that the ground dev/ new stadium was a high priority, on the back burner for now. other than that seemed very positive, especially about the funds, although not clear who the companies investing are. I don't want another crash & burn.[/p][/quote]David you can only go on what the mans says and I quote - McCrory is not looking at the redevelopment of the County Ground just yet, but says he will get to it in time.[/p][/quote]but did he mean he would get to look at the possibility of developing or actual development of the ground in time. for me he passed the question of very quickly, I just wanted more detail as I feel it's the most important item that need addressing at the moment along with the new manager. Davidsyrett
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3:02pm Mon 25 Feb 13

stfcknowitall says...

Our new owners have had only a couple of days at the club so no suprises that many questions remain unanswered.

I agree with jed with the fact the redevelopment of the stadium isn't the most pressing issue. If we can get promoted to the Championship our current ground would be good enough with a lick of paint to cope while we could hopeully consolidate ourselves in that league.

Even though Im sure Milller & Ward are trying thier best as temp managers we so desperately an experienced manager with a cool head asap to guide us through the remainder of the season to give us the best chance of promotion.

Paul Tisdale please!
Our new owners have had only a couple of days at the club so no suprises that many questions remain unanswered. I agree with jed with the fact the redevelopment of the stadium isn't the most pressing issue. If we can get promoted to the Championship our current ground would be good enough with a lick of paint to cope while we could hopeully consolidate ourselves in that league. Even though Im sure Milller & Ward are trying thier best as temp managers we so desperately an experienced manager with a cool head asap to guide us through the remainder of the season to give us the best chance of promotion. Paul Tisdale please! stfcknowitall
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3:02pm Mon 25 Feb 13

SouthcoastRed says...

I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too?
Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge.
A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach.

Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost.

I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge.

Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm.

Coyr's
I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too? Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge. A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach. Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost. I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge. Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm. Coyr's SouthcoastRed
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3:02pm Mon 25 Feb 13

MITTED says...

Well not much of a press conference. Where were the hard-hitting questions from journalists? What a damp squib.
They said the square of route of f**k all.

A fans' forum would have been much more productive, at least the questions would have been more demanding!

COYR
Well not much of a press conference. Where were the hard-hitting questions from journalists? What a damp squib. They said the square of route of f**k all. A fans' forum would have been much more productive, at least the questions would have been more demanding! COYR MITTED
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3:05pm Mon 25 Feb 13

MITTED says...

Why would anyone want Tisdale? He has relegation on his CV ffs! Hardly inspiring.
COYR
Why would anyone want Tisdale? He has relegation on his CV ffs! Hardly inspiring. COYR MITTED
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3:07pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Park North Red says...

Don't want Tisdale here. PDC to come back for me
Don't want Tisdale here. PDC to come back for me Park North Red
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3:14pm Mon 25 Feb 13

alchafreds says...

madterrier wrote:
Tisdale would be a very good shout. One of our brightest young managers (he's only 38?) and has done very well with Exeter.

My position hasn't shifted from last week though. Try and entice an experienced manager to take a short-term contract to the end of the season (which may well be agreeable to them), get us promoted, and if we succeed then he could review the situation. Or preferably go for a retiring player going for his first manager's job. I'm going to claim to having been the first to suggest Jamie Carragher a while ago, and I'm sticking by that.

As an interim, sounds like we cannot get Adkins because of his contractual/gardenin

g leave/compensation situation. Would Glenn Hoddle be totally out of the question?
J C not a bad shout
paul scholes any one
after all its experiance they need not money there both multi millianaires
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: Tisdale would be a very good shout. One of our brightest young managers (he's only 38?) and has done very well with Exeter. My position hasn't shifted from last week though. Try and entice an experienced manager to take a short-term contract to the end of the season (which may well be agreeable to them), get us promoted, and if we succeed then he could review the situation. Or preferably go for a retiring player going for his first manager's job. I'm going to claim to having been the first to suggest Jamie Carragher a while ago, and I'm sticking by that. As an interim, sounds like we cannot get Adkins because of his contractual/gardenin g leave/compensation situation. Would Glenn Hoddle be totally out of the question?[/p][/quote]J C not a bad shout paul scholes any one after all its experiance they need not money there both multi millianaires alchafreds
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3:14pm Mon 25 Feb 13

69Champs says...

the wizard wrote:
69Champs wrote:
All smoke and mirrors with no substance. A complete waste of time.
What did you want them to say ?????


Ohh by the way we have just signed ''''''' as manager,

We are replacing the Town End with a two tier stand

We are redeveloping Stratton bank

We have £25M to spend on players.

For pities sake they are only a few days into the club, give them a chance.

Had they not come we wouldn't have had a club left to support, be grateful for small mercies.
I expected that after a month they might have some idea as to what their immediate plans would be rather than hot air and no direction.

"He wants to "engage community and supporters".

"Rice says he will be "exploring new revenue streams"."

"McCrory is not looking at the redevelopment of the County Ground just yet, but says he will get to it in time."

"McCrory speaks of "respect" for previous majority shareholder Andrew Black."

"McCrory was "staggered and surprised" by Paolo Di Canio's resignation as boss."

"McCrory says PDC has done a great job for the club."

"Says he is looking for "solidarity" in his manager going forward. Says there has not been a shortlist drawn up as yet."

This adds up to non-information. They should have been able to state what their general intentions are especially in the short term as this is what concerns all Town supporters.

As an STFC supporter I won't be satisfied with 'small mercies'.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]69Champs[/bold] wrote: All smoke and mirrors with no substance. A complete waste of time.[/p][/quote]What did you want them to say ????? Ohh by the way we have just signed ''''''' as manager, We are replacing the Town End with a two tier stand We are redeveloping Stratton bank We have £25M to spend on players. For pities sake they are only a few days into the club, give them a chance. Had they not come we wouldn't have had a club left to support, be grateful for small mercies.[/p][/quote]I expected that after a month they might have some idea as to what their immediate plans would be rather than hot air and no direction. "He wants to "engage community and supporters". "Rice says he will be "exploring new revenue streams"." "McCrory is not looking at the redevelopment of the County Ground just yet, but says he will get to it in time." "McCrory speaks of "respect" for previous majority shareholder Andrew Black." "McCrory was "staggered and surprised" by Paolo Di Canio's resignation as boss." "McCrory says PDC has done a great job for the club." "Says he is looking for "solidarity" in his manager going forward. Says there has not been a shortlist drawn up as yet." This adds up to non-information. They should have been able to state what their general intentions are especially in the short term as this is what concerns all Town supporters. As an STFC supporter I won't be satisfied with 'small mercies'. 69Champs
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3:15pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Psychedelic Syd says...

SouthcoastRed wrote:
I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too?
Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge.
A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach.

Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost.

I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge.

Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm.

Coyr's
Re schools. I heard that's exactly what MK Dons did when they first moved up to Milton Keynes. Lots of player visits and free tickets for kids for around 3 or 4 seasons and look at their gates now - bigger than ours most weeks. Makes sense to hook them young and once the kids have got a free ticket they drag an adult along with them! We should be getting better gates than we do and this is a good ploy.
[quote][p][bold]SouthcoastRed[/bold] wrote: I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too? Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge. A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach. Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost. I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge. Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm. Coyr's[/p][/quote]Re schools. I heard that's exactly what MK Dons did when they first moved up to Milton Keynes. Lots of player visits and free tickets for kids for around 3 or 4 seasons and look at their gates now - bigger than ours most weeks. Makes sense to hook them young and once the kids have got a free ticket they drag an adult along with them! We should be getting better gates than we do and this is a good ploy. Psychedelic Syd
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3:17pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

In time we will see what will happen and how they work. I somehow have this feeling that given the choice the board would prefer another season in league one to settle things down rather than going straight up

I don't like the thought of players trying to manage the remainder of the season. We could all see on Saturday that it was crying out for a voice from the side lines to change things which may have cost us the win.
In time we will see what will happen and how they work. I somehow have this feeling that given the choice the board would prefer another season in league one to settle things down rather than going straight up I don't like the thought of players trying to manage the remainder of the season. We could all see on Saturday that it was crying out for a voice from the side lines to change things which may have cost us the win. Ollie Reed's Parky dance!
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3:27pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

MITTED wrote:
Why would anyone want Tisdale? He has relegation on his CV ffs! Hardly inspiring.
COYR
Be fair. He's also got 2 promotions on his CV. He's at Exeter. As far as I know, they've never been higher than the third tier and have spent most of their life in the 4th or lower. If we are going to rule out every manager who's been in charge of a relegated side, without regard to the circumstances, we will be dismissing a lot of good canidates. You never know - if Tisdale had been appointed instead of PDC, he might have got us to where we are now at a fraction of the cost and without the embarrassing constant whingeing about lack of resources.
[quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: Why would anyone want Tisdale? He has relegation on his CV ffs! Hardly inspiring. COYR[/p][/quote]Be fair. He's also got 2 promotions on his CV. He's at Exeter. As far as I know, they've never been higher than the third tier and have spent most of their life in the 4th or lower. If we are going to rule out every manager who's been in charge of a relegated side, without regard to the circumstances, we will be dismissing a lot of good canidates. You never know - if Tisdale had been appointed instead of PDC, he might have got us to where we are now at a fraction of the cost and without the embarrassing constant whingeing about lack of resources. Oi Den!
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3:32pm Mon 25 Feb 13

davel4848 says...

69Champs wrote:
the wizard wrote:
69Champs wrote:
All smoke and mirrors with no substance. A complete waste of time.
What did you want them to say ?????


Ohh by the way we have just signed ''''''' as manager,

We are replacing the Town End with a two tier stand

We are redeveloping Stratton bank

We have £25M to spend on players.

For pities sake they are only a few days into the club, give them a chance.

Had they not come we wouldn't have had a club left to support, be grateful for small mercies.
I expected that after a month they might have some idea as to what their immediate plans would be rather than hot air and no direction.

"He wants to "engage community and supporters".

"Rice says he will be "exploring new revenue streams"."

"McCrory is not looking at the redevelopment of the County Ground just yet, but says he will get to it in time."

"McCrory speaks of "respect" for previous majority shareholder Andrew Black."

"McCrory was "staggered and surprised" by Paolo Di Canio's resignation as boss."

"McCrory says PDC has done a great job for the club."

"Says he is looking for "solidarity" in his manager going forward. Says there has not been a shortlist drawn up as yet."

This adds up to non-information. They should have been able to state what their general intentions are especially in the short term as this is what concerns all Town supporters.

As an STFC supporter I won't be satisfied with 'small mercies'.
You forgot to mention.............
..............
Promotion is the number 1 aim.
There will be significant funds available to improve the club.

Come on, let's stop being so negative already !.
[quote][p][bold]69Champs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]69Champs[/bold] wrote: All smoke and mirrors with no substance. A complete waste of time.[/p][/quote]What did you want them to say ????? Ohh by the way we have just signed ''''''' as manager, We are replacing the Town End with a two tier stand We are redeveloping Stratton bank We have £25M to spend on players. For pities sake they are only a few days into the club, give them a chance. Had they not come we wouldn't have had a club left to support, be grateful for small mercies.[/p][/quote]I expected that after a month they might have some idea as to what their immediate plans would be rather than hot air and no direction. "He wants to "engage community and supporters". "Rice says he will be "exploring new revenue streams"." "McCrory is not looking at the redevelopment of the County Ground just yet, but says he will get to it in time." "McCrory speaks of "respect" for previous majority shareholder Andrew Black." "McCrory was "staggered and surprised" by Paolo Di Canio's resignation as boss." "McCrory says PDC has done a great job for the club." "Says he is looking for "solidarity" in his manager going forward. Says there has not been a shortlist drawn up as yet." This adds up to non-information. They should have been able to state what their general intentions are especially in the short term as this is what concerns all Town supporters. As an STFC supporter I won't be satisfied with 'small mercies'.[/p][/quote]You forgot to mention............. .............. Promotion is the number 1 aim. There will be significant funds available to improve the club. Come on, let's stop being so negative already !. davel4848
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3:34pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Oldhamred says...

alchafreds wrote:
madterrier wrote:
Tisdale would be a very good shout. One of our brightest young managers (he's only 38?) and has done very well with Exeter.

My position hasn't shifted from last week though. Try and entice an experienced manager to take a short-term contract to the end of the season (which may well be agreeable to them), get us promoted, and if we succeed then he could review the situation. Or preferably go for a retiring player going for his first manager's job. I'm going to claim to having been the first to suggest Jamie Carragher a while ago, and I'm sticking by that.

As an interim, sounds like we cannot get Adkins because of his contractual/gardenin


g leave/compensation situation. Would Glenn Hoddle be totally out of the question?
J C not a bad shout
paul scholes any one
after all its experiance they need not money there both multi millianaires
No chance of Paul Scholes, if he's not at Old Trafford he's at Boundary Park supporting Oldham.

Has gone on record many times stating thats where he wants to end his playing career.

Latics through and through.

Ryan Giggs could be possible with an experienced No2.

I would think his fitness training would be easily as good as Paolo's.
[quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: Tisdale would be a very good shout. One of our brightest young managers (he's only 38?) and has done very well with Exeter. My position hasn't shifted from last week though. Try and entice an experienced manager to take a short-term contract to the end of the season (which may well be agreeable to them), get us promoted, and if we succeed then he could review the situation. Or preferably go for a retiring player going for his first manager's job. I'm going to claim to having been the first to suggest Jamie Carragher a while ago, and I'm sticking by that. As an interim, sounds like we cannot get Adkins because of his contractual/gardenin g leave/compensation situation. Would Glenn Hoddle be totally out of the question?[/p][/quote]J C not a bad shout paul scholes any one after all its experiance they need not money there both multi millianaires[/p][/quote]No chance of Paul Scholes, if he's not at Old Trafford he's at Boundary Park supporting Oldham. Has gone on record many times stating thats where he wants to end his playing career. Latics through and through. Ryan Giggs could be possible with an experienced No2. I would think his fitness training would be easily as good as Paolo's. Oldhamred
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3:35pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

Psychedelic Syd wrote:
SouthcoastRed wrote:
I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too?
Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge.
A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach.

Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost.

I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge.

Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm.

Coyr's
Re schools. I heard that's exactly what MK Dons did when they first moved up to Milton Keynes. Lots of player visits and free tickets for kids for around 3 or 4 seasons and look at their gates now - bigger than ours most weeks. Makes sense to hook them young and once the kids have got a free ticket they drag an adult along with them! We should be getting better gates than we do and this is a good ploy.
Huddersfield gave away free season tickets to under-11s when they moved to their new ground. Had 1000 take them up on it.

Quid a kid is great but depends a kid having someone to take them - £20 is a lot of money if you're not interested in it yourself and are just going because the little 'un wants to go. Maybe a scheme where the club can get CRB checked adults to look after a bunch of kids - teachers taking their class or something - and drop them off somewhere for the parents to pick up after the match?

Also, some flexible pricing. Choose a couple of rubbish looking matches per season and drop the price to a tenner. The £20/£17 deals were all well but play best to people who go already and who might have been a bit "meh" about Hartlepool. Charge a tenner and others might give it a go.

Also think about selling half-season seasons upto Christmas then promote the second half as possible Christmas presents you can give someone.

And what about discounts for block bookings for those people who can't do or can't afford season tickets? What your seat for the next six games? Great - but you only have to pay for five games. Same goes if you want six tickets for the next game, three tickets for both of the next two or two tickets for the next three. Six tickets - pay for five.

If we're doing well you can drop some of these because there would be no seats left, but as long as you don't annoy season ticket holders by making other promotions cheaper (i.e. decide all this up front) then surely getting people in is a good thing? You've got programme sales, food and drink, plus the possibility that they'll come back again.
[quote][p][bold]Psychedelic Syd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthcoastRed[/bold] wrote: I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too? Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge. A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach. Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost. I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge. Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm. Coyr's[/p][/quote]Re schools. I heard that's exactly what MK Dons did when they first moved up to Milton Keynes. Lots of player visits and free tickets for kids for around 3 or 4 seasons and look at their gates now - bigger than ours most weeks. Makes sense to hook them young and once the kids have got a free ticket they drag an adult along with them! We should be getting better gates than we do and this is a good ploy.[/p][/quote]Huddersfield gave away free season tickets to under-11s when they moved to their new ground. Had 1000 take them up on it. Quid a kid is great but depends a kid having someone to take them - £20 is a lot of money if you're not interested in it yourself and are just going because the little 'un wants to go. Maybe a scheme where the club can get CRB checked adults to look after a bunch of kids - teachers taking their class or something - and drop them off somewhere for the parents to pick up after the match? Also, some flexible pricing. Choose a couple of rubbish looking matches per season and drop the price to a tenner. The £20/£17 deals were all well but play best to people who go already and who might have been a bit "meh" about Hartlepool. Charge a tenner and others might give it a go. Also think about selling half-season seasons upto Christmas then promote the second half as possible Christmas presents you can give someone. And what about discounts for block bookings for those people who can't do or can't afford season tickets? What your seat for the next six games? Great - but you only have to pay for five games. Same goes if you want six tickets for the next game, three tickets for both of the next two or two tickets for the next three. Six tickets - pay for five. If we're doing well you can drop some of these because there would be no seats left, but as long as you don't annoy season ticket holders by making other promotions cheaper (i.e. decide all this up front) then surely getting people in is a good thing? You've got programme sales, food and drink, plus the possibility that they'll come back again. Jeremy Hilary Boob
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3:36pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

Oldhamred wrote:
alchafreds wrote:
madterrier wrote:
Tisdale would be a very good shout. One of our brightest young managers (he's only 38?) and has done very well with Exeter.

My position hasn't shifted from last week though. Try and entice an experienced manager to take a short-term contract to the end of the season (which may well be agreeable to them), get us promoted, and if we succeed then he could review the situation. Or preferably go for a retiring player going for his first manager's job. I'm going to claim to having been the first to suggest Jamie Carragher a while ago, and I'm sticking by that.

As an interim, sounds like we cannot get Adkins because of his contractual/gardenin



g leave/compensation situation. Would Glenn Hoddle be totally out of the question?
J C not a bad shout
paul scholes any one
after all its experiance they need not money there both multi millianaires
No chance of Paul Scholes, if he's not at Old Trafford he's at Boundary Park supporting Oldham.

Has gone on record many times stating thats where he wants to end his playing career.

Latics through and through.

Ryan Giggs could be possible with an experienced No2.

I would think his fitness training would be easily as good as Paolo's.
They'd have to tell the players to lock up their wives if they appoint Giggs!
[quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: Tisdale would be a very good shout. One of our brightest young managers (he's only 38?) and has done very well with Exeter. My position hasn't shifted from last week though. Try and entice an experienced manager to take a short-term contract to the end of the season (which may well be agreeable to them), get us promoted, and if we succeed then he could review the situation. Or preferably go for a retiring player going for his first manager's job. I'm going to claim to having been the first to suggest Jamie Carragher a while ago, and I'm sticking by that. As an interim, sounds like we cannot get Adkins because of his contractual/gardenin g leave/compensation situation. Would Glenn Hoddle be totally out of the question?[/p][/quote]J C not a bad shout paul scholes any one after all its experiance they need not money there both multi millianaires[/p][/quote]No chance of Paul Scholes, if he's not at Old Trafford he's at Boundary Park supporting Oldham. Has gone on record many times stating thats where he wants to end his playing career. Latics through and through. Ryan Giggs could be possible with an experienced No2. I would think his fitness training would be easily as good as Paolo's.[/p][/quote]They'd have to tell the players to lock up their wives if they appoint Giggs! Jeremy Hilary Boob
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3:37pm Mon 25 Feb 13

newburymike says...

Park North Red wrote:
We need to move the stadium redevelopment plans forward now. It's the County Ground in its current guise that puts a lot of people off coming I am sure. Look at what Reading have achieved since moving to the Madejski and that shows what can be done
Reading lose millions every year, they are bankrolled just like we used to be & will be in deep muck if owners pull out just like we were
[quote][p][bold]Park North Red[/bold] wrote: We need to move the stadium redevelopment plans forward now. It's the County Ground in its current guise that puts a lot of people off coming I am sure. Look at what Reading have achieved since moving to the Madejski and that shows what can be done[/p][/quote]Reading lose millions every year, they are bankrolled just like we used to be & will be in deep muck if owners pull out just like we were newburymike
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3:38pm Mon 25 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Don't know what people are moaning about?Jed said more today than Black said until his leaving speech on Twitter!Fitton waffeled on about his 3 year plan!and brought us Malpas,then we ended up in Div2,give these guys a chance!Jed is a Football Fan,Black is a horse racing man!Jed is very proud to be running our club and told me he will be working non stop to make us successful,also he will keep the fans informed of whats going on at the club!give them a chance!!!!!!!!!
Don't know what people are moaning about?Jed said more today than Black said until his leaving speech on Twitter!Fitton waffeled on about his 3 year plan!and brought us Malpas,then we ended up in Div2,give these guys a chance!Jed is a Football Fan,Black is a horse racing man!Jed is very proud to be running our club and told me he will be working non stop to make us successful,also he will keep the fans informed of whats going on at the club!give them a chance!!!!!!!!! the don69
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3:39pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Swindon1984 says...

madterrier wrote:
Tisdale would be a very good shout. One of our brightest young managers (he's only 38?) and has done very well with Exeter. My position hasn't shifted from last week though. Try and entice an experienced manager to take a short-term contract to the end of the season (which may well be agreeable to them), get us promoted, and if we succeed then he could review the situation. Or preferably go for a retiring player going for his first manager's job. I'm going to claim to having been the first to suggest Jamie Carragher a while ago, and I'm sticking by that. As an interim, sounds like we cannot get Adkins because of his contractual/gardenin g leave/compensation situation. Would Glenn Hoddle be totally out of the question?
Absolutely, the man's unhinged, and not in an amusing DiCaio type way. Also another manager who brought us success and then decided to jump ship as soon as a better offer came along (although pledging his future to us just days before) so not for me cheers.
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: Tisdale would be a very good shout. One of our brightest young managers (he's only 38?) and has done very well with Exeter. My position hasn't shifted from last week though. Try and entice an experienced manager to take a short-term contract to the end of the season (which may well be agreeable to them), get us promoted, and if we succeed then he could review the situation. Or preferably go for a retiring player going for his first manager's job. I'm going to claim to having been the first to suggest Jamie Carragher a while ago, and I'm sticking by that. As an interim, sounds like we cannot get Adkins because of his contractual/gardenin g leave/compensation situation. Would Glenn Hoddle be totally out of the question?[/p][/quote]Absolutely, the man's unhinged, and not in an amusing DiCaio type way. Also another manager who brought us success and then decided to jump ship as soon as a better offer came along (although pledging his future to us just days before) so not for me cheers. Swindon1984
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3:40pm Mon 25 Feb 13

the wizard says...

69Champs wrote:
the wizard wrote:
69Champs wrote:
All smoke and mirrors with no substance. A complete waste of time.
What did you want them to say ?????


Ohh by the way we have just signed ''''''' as manager,

We are replacing the Town End with a two tier stand

We are redeveloping Stratton bank

We have £25M to spend on players.

For pities sake they are only a few days into the club, give them a chance.

Had they not come we wouldn't have had a club left to support, be grateful for small mercies.
I expected that after a month they might have some idea as to what their immediate plans would be rather than hot air and no direction.

"He wants to "engage community and supporters".

"Rice says he will be "exploring new revenue streams"."

"McCrory is not looking at the redevelopment of the County Ground just yet, but says he will get to it in time."

"McCrory speaks of "respect" for previous majority shareholder Andrew Black."

"McCrory was "staggered and surprised" by Paolo Di Canio's resignation as boss."

"McCrory says PDC has done a great job for the club."

"Says he is looking for "solidarity" in his manager going forward. Says there has not been a shortlist drawn up as yet."

This adds up to non-information. They should have been able to state what their general intentions are especially in the short term as this is what concerns all Town supporters.

As an STFC supporter I won't be satisfied with 'small mercies'.
They haven't had their hands on the books for a month as such. I dare say they still getting to grips with the day to day running of the club and finding out now in detail where the money comes from and goes to.

They are hardly going to show their full hand until they have spoken more to SBC about the ground.

Not happy with small mercies eh ?? well well well, you are indeed lucky still to have a club to support, or would you rather have nothing ? Had we gone into admin we would be in Conference South next season if we were lucky. Perhaps had you stumped up what it took to buy the club and as much again several times over to run it you to would be just a tad cautious what you said and did in your first week. Fitton said a lot, promised a lot but bailed, the rest of the consortium did what they could and ran out of money. These guys don't even have as much to start with, so caution on what they say do and spend doesn't seem to be such a bad option right now. Remember we have had plenty of owners in recent years and some wanted to do plenty, all with very good intention, and they have all failed. If you don't make rash promises then you don't have to live up to the expectations of those who listen to them. We are in a financial downturn as a country, do we really think STFC is going to buck the trend over all others ?
If you want big names, big budgets and big everything then you are at the wrong club, sorry, but it aint going to change anytime soon, that is the reality of it all. I only wish we could be that little bit better, and not have new owners every few years.
[quote][p][bold]69Champs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]69Champs[/bold] wrote: All smoke and mirrors with no substance. A complete waste of time.[/p][/quote]What did you want them to say ????? Ohh by the way we have just signed ''''''' as manager, We are replacing the Town End with a two tier stand We are redeveloping Stratton bank We have £25M to spend on players. For pities sake they are only a few days into the club, give them a chance. Had they not come we wouldn't have had a club left to support, be grateful for small mercies.[/p][/quote]I expected that after a month they might have some idea as to what their immediate plans would be rather than hot air and no direction. "He wants to "engage community and supporters". "Rice says he will be "exploring new revenue streams"." "McCrory is not looking at the redevelopment of the County Ground just yet, but says he will get to it in time." "McCrory speaks of "respect" for previous majority shareholder Andrew Black." "McCrory was "staggered and surprised" by Paolo Di Canio's resignation as boss." "McCrory says PDC has done a great job for the club." "Says he is looking for "solidarity" in his manager going forward. Says there has not been a shortlist drawn up as yet." This adds up to non-information. They should have been able to state what their general intentions are especially in the short term as this is what concerns all Town supporters. As an STFC supporter I won't be satisfied with 'small mercies'.[/p][/quote]They haven't had their hands on the books for a month as such. I dare say they still getting to grips with the day to day running of the club and finding out now in detail where the money comes from and goes to. They are hardly going to show their full hand until they have spoken more to SBC about the ground. Not happy with small mercies eh ?? well well well, you are indeed lucky still to have a club to support, or would you rather have nothing ? Had we gone into admin we would be in Conference South next season if we were lucky. Perhaps had you stumped up what it took to buy the club and as much again several times over to run it you to would be just a tad cautious what you said and did in your first week. Fitton said a lot, promised a lot but bailed, the rest of the consortium did what they could and ran out of money. These guys don't even have as much to start with, so caution on what they say do and spend doesn't seem to be such a bad option right now. Remember we have had plenty of owners in recent years and some wanted to do plenty, all with very good intention, and they have all failed. If you don't make rash promises then you don't have to live up to the expectations of those who listen to them. We are in a financial downturn as a country, do we really think STFC is going to buck the trend over all others ? If you want big names, big budgets and big everything then you are at the wrong club, sorry, but it aint going to change anytime soon, that is the reality of it all. I only wish we could be that little bit better, and not have new owners every few years. the wizard
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3:40pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Oldhamred says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Oldhamred wrote:
alchafreds wrote:
madterrier wrote:
Tisdale would be a very good shout. One of our brightest young managers (he's only 38?) and has done very well with Exeter.

My position hasn't shifted from last week though. Try and entice an experienced manager to take a short-term contract to the end of the season (which may well be agreeable to them), get us promoted, and if we succeed then he could review the situation. Or preferably go for a retiring player going for his first manager's job. I'm going to claim to having been the first to suggest Jamie Carragher a while ago, and I'm sticking by that.

As an interim, sounds like we cannot get Adkins because of his contractual/gardenin




g leave/compensation situation. Would Glenn Hoddle be totally out of the question?
J C not a bad shout
paul scholes any one
after all its experiance they need not money there both multi millianaires
No chance of Paul Scholes, if he's not at Old Trafford he's at Boundary Park supporting Oldham.

Has gone on record many times stating thats where he wants to end his playing career.

Latics through and through.

Ryan Giggs could be possible with an experienced No2.

I would think his fitness training would be easily as good as Paolo's.
They'd have to tell the players to lock up their wives if they appoint Giggs!
Very nearly posted that then realised it has to be a relative lol.
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: Tisdale would be a very good shout. One of our brightest young managers (he's only 38?) and has done very well with Exeter. My position hasn't shifted from last week though. Try and entice an experienced manager to take a short-term contract to the end of the season (which may well be agreeable to them), get us promoted, and if we succeed then he could review the situation. Or preferably go for a retiring player going for his first manager's job. I'm going to claim to having been the first to suggest Jamie Carragher a while ago, and I'm sticking by that. As an interim, sounds like we cannot get Adkins because of his contractual/gardenin g leave/compensation situation. Would Glenn Hoddle be totally out of the question?[/p][/quote]J C not a bad shout paul scholes any one after all its experiance they need not money there both multi millianaires[/p][/quote]No chance of Paul Scholes, if he's not at Old Trafford he's at Boundary Park supporting Oldham. Has gone on record many times stating thats where he wants to end his playing career. Latics through and through. Ryan Giggs could be possible with an experienced No2. I would think his fitness training would be easily as good as Paolo's.[/p][/quote]They'd have to tell the players to lock up their wives if they appoint Giggs![/p][/quote]Very nearly posted that then realised it has to be a relative lol. Oldhamred
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3:41pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

davel4848 wrote:
69Champs wrote:
the wizard wrote:
69Champs wrote:
All smoke and mirrors with no substance. A complete waste of time.
What did you want them to say ?????


Ohh by the way we have just signed ''''''' as manager,

We are replacing the Town End with a two tier stand

We are redeveloping Stratton bank

We have £25M to spend on players.

For pities sake they are only a few days into the club, give them a chance.

Had they not come we wouldn't have had a club left to support, be grateful for small mercies.
I expected that after a month they might have some idea as to what their immediate plans would be rather than hot air and no direction.

"He wants to "engage community and supporters".

"Rice says he will be "exploring new revenue streams"."

"McCrory is not looking at the redevelopment of the County Ground just yet, but says he will get to it in time."

"McCrory speaks of "respect" for previous majority shareholder Andrew Black."

"McCrory was "staggered and surprised" by Paolo Di Canio's resignation as boss."

"McCrory says PDC has done a great job for the club."

"Says he is looking for "solidarity" in his manager going forward. Says there has not been a shortlist drawn up as yet."

This adds up to non-information. They should have been able to state what their general intentions are especially in the short term as this is what concerns all Town supporters.

As an STFC supporter I won't be satisfied with 'small mercies'.
You forgot to mention.............

..............
Promotion is the number 1 aim.
There will be significant funds available to improve the club.

Come on, let's stop being so negative already !.
I dont think it's being negative,

I would have thought they should have had some time of business plan with them to take to the FL.

I'm not sure it's being negative just a bit underwhelming, You would usually expect the incoming board to outline their ideas to a lot greater extent them we have just heard, I wanted far more detail, not just a few Pc answer's

Nevertheless, I'm hoping over the next few weeks more information comes out from them.
[quote][p][bold]davel4848[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]69Champs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]69Champs[/bold] wrote: All smoke and mirrors with no substance. A complete waste of time.[/p][/quote]What did you want them to say ????? Ohh by the way we have just signed ''''''' as manager, We are replacing the Town End with a two tier stand We are redeveloping Stratton bank We have £25M to spend on players. For pities sake they are only a few days into the club, give them a chance. Had they not come we wouldn't have had a club left to support, be grateful for small mercies.[/p][/quote]I expected that after a month they might have some idea as to what their immediate plans would be rather than hot air and no direction. "He wants to "engage community and supporters". "Rice says he will be "exploring new revenue streams"." "McCrory is not looking at the redevelopment of the County Ground just yet, but says he will get to it in time." "McCrory speaks of "respect" for previous majority shareholder Andrew Black." "McCrory was "staggered and surprised" by Paolo Di Canio's resignation as boss." "McCrory says PDC has done a great job for the club." "Says he is looking for "solidarity" in his manager going forward. Says there has not been a shortlist drawn up as yet." This adds up to non-information. They should have been able to state what their general intentions are especially in the short term as this is what concerns all Town supporters. As an STFC supporter I won't be satisfied with 'small mercies'.[/p][/quote]You forgot to mention............. .............. Promotion is the number 1 aim. There will be significant funds available to improve the club. Come on, let's stop being so negative already !.[/p][/quote]I dont think it's being negative, I would have thought they should have had some time of business plan with them to take to the FL. I'm not sure it's being negative just a bit underwhelming, You would usually expect the incoming board to outline their ideas to a lot greater extent them we have just heard, I wanted far more detail, not just a few Pc answer's Nevertheless, I'm hoping over the next few weeks more information comes out from them. Davidsyrett
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3:44pm Mon 25 Feb 13

HOOKEY says...

Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand
Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand HOOKEY
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3:44pm Mon 25 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

Park North Red wrote:
Don't want Tisdale here. PDC to come back for me
It's very early days so I wouldn't have expected much more from them at this stage, but it all sounds very positive. Hopefully now they're on board it will be full steam ahead.

It's a shame McCrory didn't rule out a return for Di Canio though, as it gives false hope to those who are still at stage 1 of the grieving process (denial).The sooner there's some news on a new manager, the better. Everybody can then move on.
[quote][p][bold]Park North Red[/bold] wrote: Don't want Tisdale here. PDC to come back for me[/p][/quote]It's very early days so I wouldn't have expected much more from them at this stage, but it all sounds very positive. Hopefully now they're on board it will be full steam ahead. It's a shame McCrory didn't rule out a return for Di Canio though, as it gives false hope to those who are still at stage 1 of the grieving process (denial).The sooner there's some news on a new manager, the better. Everybody can then move on. stfclondon
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3:47pm Mon 25 Feb 13

MITTED says...

Psychedelic Syd wrote:
SouthcoastRed wrote:
I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too?
Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge.
A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach.

Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost.

I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge.

Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm.

Coyr's
Re schools. I heard that's exactly what MK Dons did when they first moved up to Milton Keynes. Lots of player visits and free tickets for kids for around 3 or 4 seasons and look at their gates now - bigger than ours most weeks. Makes sense to hook them young and once the kids have got a free ticket they drag an adult along with them! We should be getting better gates than we do and this is a good ploy.
Under 10s go free at the CG and have done for years! The problem is getting their couch-potato parents off their arses to take them to games!

I take somebody elses youngster because the father can't be a***d. And yes, the dad can afford to go himself.
COYR
[quote][p][bold]Psychedelic Syd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthcoastRed[/bold] wrote: I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too? Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge. A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach. Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost. I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge. Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm. Coyr's[/p][/quote]Re schools. I heard that's exactly what MK Dons did when they first moved up to Milton Keynes. Lots of player visits and free tickets for kids for around 3 or 4 seasons and look at their gates now - bigger than ours most weeks. Makes sense to hook them young and once the kids have got a free ticket they drag an adult along with them! We should be getting better gates than we do and this is a good ploy.[/p][/quote]Under 10s go free at the CG and have done for years! The problem is getting their couch-potato parents off their arses to take them to games! I take somebody elses youngster because the father can't be a***d. And yes, the dad can afford to go himself. COYR MITTED
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3:48pm Mon 25 Feb 13

davel4848 says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
davel4848 wrote:
69Champs wrote:
the wizard wrote:
69Champs wrote:
All smoke and mirrors with no substance. A complete waste of time.
What did you want them to say ?????


Ohh by the way we have just signed ''''''' as manager,

We are replacing the Town End with a two tier stand

We are redeveloping Stratton bank

We have £25M to spend on players.

For pities sake they are only a few days into the club, give them a chance.

Had they not come we wouldn't have had a club left to support, be grateful for small mercies.
I expected that after a month they might have some idea as to what their immediate plans would be rather than hot air and no direction.

"He wants to "engage community and supporters".

"Rice says he will be "exploring new revenue streams"."

"McCrory is not looking at the redevelopment of the County Ground just yet, but says he will get to it in time."

"McCrory speaks of "respect" for previous majority shareholder Andrew Black."

"McCrory was "staggered and surprised" by Paolo Di Canio's resignation as boss."

"McCrory says PDC has done a great job for the club."

"Says he is looking for "solidarity" in his manager going forward. Says there has not been a shortlist drawn up as yet."

This adds up to non-information. They should have been able to state what their general intentions are especially in the short term as this is what concerns all Town supporters.

As an STFC supporter I won't be satisfied with 'small mercies'.
You forgot to mention.............


..............
Promotion is the number 1 aim.
There will be significant funds available to improve the club.

Come on, let's stop being so negative already !.
I dont think it's being negative,

I would have thought they should have had some time of business plan with them to take to the FL.

I'm not sure it's being negative just a bit underwhelming, You would usually expect the incoming board to outline their ideas to a lot greater extent them we have just heard, I wanted far more detail, not just a few Pc answer's

Nevertheless, I'm hoping over the next few weeks more information comes out from them.
Yes, I suppose it was a bit 'underwhelming' AND short. I'm just trying to be positive and there were some positives in there, including the points I mentioned.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davel4848[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]69Champs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]69Champs[/bold] wrote: All smoke and mirrors with no substance. A complete waste of time.[/p][/quote]What did you want them to say ????? Ohh by the way we have just signed ''''''' as manager, We are replacing the Town End with a two tier stand We are redeveloping Stratton bank We have £25M to spend on players. For pities sake they are only a few days into the club, give them a chance. Had they not come we wouldn't have had a club left to support, be grateful for small mercies.[/p][/quote]I expected that after a month they might have some idea as to what their immediate plans would be rather than hot air and no direction. "He wants to "engage community and supporters". "Rice says he will be "exploring new revenue streams"." "McCrory is not looking at the redevelopment of the County Ground just yet, but says he will get to it in time." "McCrory speaks of "respect" for previous majority shareholder Andrew Black." "McCrory was "staggered and surprised" by Paolo Di Canio's resignation as boss." "McCrory says PDC has done a great job for the club." "Says he is looking for "solidarity" in his manager going forward. Says there has not been a shortlist drawn up as yet." This adds up to non-information. They should have been able to state what their general intentions are especially in the short term as this is what concerns all Town supporters. As an STFC supporter I won't be satisfied with 'small mercies'.[/p][/quote]You forgot to mention............. .............. Promotion is the number 1 aim. There will be significant funds available to improve the club. Come on, let's stop being so negative already !.[/p][/quote]I dont think it's being negative, I would have thought they should have had some time of business plan with them to take to the FL. I'm not sure it's being negative just a bit underwhelming, You would usually expect the incoming board to outline their ideas to a lot greater extent them we have just heard, I wanted far more detail, not just a few Pc answer's Nevertheless, I'm hoping over the next few weeks more information comes out from them.[/p][/quote]Yes, I suppose it was a bit 'underwhelming' AND short. I'm just trying to be positive and there were some positives in there, including the points I mentioned. davel4848
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3:52pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Oldhamred says...

HOOKEY wrote:
Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand
Because Newton & Ridley paid for it to be built?????
[quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand[/p][/quote]Because Newton & Ridley paid for it to be built????? Oldhamred
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3:53pm Mon 25 Feb 13

davel4848 says...

Oldhamred wrote:
HOOKEY wrote:
Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand
Because Newton & Ridley paid for it to be built?????
I didn't realise they were real. I thought they were just in soapland.
[quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand[/p][/quote]Because Newton & Ridley paid for it to be built?????[/p][/quote]I didn't realise they were real. I thought they were just in soapland. davel4848
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3:55pm Mon 25 Feb 13

StillPav says...

Realistically, can we afford promotion to the Championship?

The running costs would presumably be doubled? What additional revenue would there be except for maybe a couple of thousand extra supporters and a rise in ticket prices?
Realistically, can we afford promotion to the Championship? The running costs would presumably be doubled? What additional revenue would there be except for maybe a couple of thousand extra supporters and a rise in ticket prices? StillPav
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4:05pm Mon 25 Feb 13

umpcah says...

davel4848 wrote:
Oldhamred wrote:
HOOKEY wrote:
Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand
Because Newton & Ridley paid for it to be built?????
I didn't realise they were real. I thought they were just in soapland.
Are YOU for real ?
[quote][p][bold]davel4848[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand[/p][/quote]Because Newton & Ridley paid for it to be built?????[/p][/quote]I didn't realise they were real. I thought they were just in soapland.[/p][/quote]Are YOU for real ? umpcah
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4:08pm Mon 25 Feb 13

bradley red 1 says...

So after that press conference we know nothing! not impressed at all and although it is early days this guy can not believe he is chairman of swindon town and or can i!,why mention about luton town? time will tell but on first impressions, instincts,this could go wrong just because black wanted a quick sale and these people were keen to get the deal done,who are the companies backing the club? we should know in my opinion.
So after that press conference we know nothing! not impressed at all and although it is early days this guy can not believe he is chairman of swindon town and or can i!,why mention about luton town? time will tell but on first impressions, instincts,this could go wrong just because black wanted a quick sale and these people were keen to get the deal done,who are the companies backing the club? we should know in my opinion. bradley red 1
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4:09pm Mon 25 Feb 13

davel4848 says...

Come on umpcah, surely you've heard of irony.
Come on umpcah, surely you've heard of irony. davel4848
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4:28pm Mon 25 Feb 13

69Champs says...

davel4848 wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
davel4848 wrote:
69Champs wrote:
the wizard wrote:
69Champs wrote:
All smoke and mirrors with no substance. A complete waste of time.
What did you want them to say ?????


Ohh by the way we have just signed ''''''' as manager,

We are replacing the Town End with a two tier stand

We are redeveloping Stratton bank

We have £25M to spend on players.

For pities sake they are only a few days into the club, give them a chance.

Had they not come we wouldn't have had a club left to support, be grateful for small mercies.
I expected that after a month they might have some idea as to what their immediate plans would be rather than hot air and no direction.

"He wants to "engage community and supporters".

"Rice says he will be "exploring new revenue streams"."

"McCrory is not looking at the redevelopment of the County Ground just yet, but says he will get to it in time."

"McCrory speaks of "respect" for previous majority shareholder Andrew Black."

"McCrory was "staggered and surprised" by Paolo Di Canio's resignation as boss."

"McCrory says PDC has done a great job for the club."

"Says he is looking for "solidarity" in his manager going forward. Says there has not been a shortlist drawn up as yet."

This adds up to non-information. They should have been able to state what their general intentions are especially in the short term as this is what concerns all Town supporters.

As an STFC supporter I won't be satisfied with 'small mercies'.
You forgot to mention.............



..............
Promotion is the number 1 aim.
There will be significant funds available to improve the club.

Come on, let's stop being so negative already !.
I dont think it's being negative,

I would have thought they should have had some time of business plan with them to take to the FL.

I'm not sure it's being negative just a bit underwhelming, You would usually expect the incoming board to outline their ideas to a lot greater extent them we have just heard, I wanted far more detail, not just a few Pc answer's

Nevertheless, I'm hoping over the next few weeks more information comes out from them.
Yes, I suppose it was a bit 'underwhelming' AND short. I'm just trying to be positive and there were some positives in there, including the points I mentioned.
This conference was politician 'spin' and nothig more. I am naturally optimistic as I was at the appointment of Di Canio. I just wanted to see some positive statement about the short term as we have another game Tuesday and couple more crocks unavailable to the squain Ferry and Navarro.

I really want STFC to succeed and there is no reason why we should not be pushing hard for promotion. It needs urgent and concise management and I don't see that here.
[quote][p][bold]davel4848[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davel4848[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]69Champs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]69Champs[/bold] wrote: All smoke and mirrors with no substance. A complete waste of time.[/p][/quote]What did you want them to say ????? Ohh by the way we have just signed ''''''' as manager, We are replacing the Town End with a two tier stand We are redeveloping Stratton bank We have £25M to spend on players. For pities sake they are only a few days into the club, give them a chance. Had they not come we wouldn't have had a club left to support, be grateful for small mercies.[/p][/quote]I expected that after a month they might have some idea as to what their immediate plans would be rather than hot air and no direction. "He wants to "engage community and supporters". "Rice says he will be "exploring new revenue streams"." "McCrory is not looking at the redevelopment of the County Ground just yet, but says he will get to it in time." "McCrory speaks of "respect" for previous majority shareholder Andrew Black." "McCrory was "staggered and surprised" by Paolo Di Canio's resignation as boss." "McCrory says PDC has done a great job for the club." "Says he is looking for "solidarity" in his manager going forward. Says there has not been a shortlist drawn up as yet." This adds up to non-information. They should have been able to state what their general intentions are especially in the short term as this is what concerns all Town supporters. As an STFC supporter I won't be satisfied with 'small mercies'.[/p][/quote]You forgot to mention............. .............. Promotion is the number 1 aim. There will be significant funds available to improve the club. Come on, let's stop being so negative already !.[/p][/quote]I dont think it's being negative, I would have thought they should have had some time of business plan with them to take to the FL. I'm not sure it's being negative just a bit underwhelming, You would usually expect the incoming board to outline their ideas to a lot greater extent them we have just heard, I wanted far more detail, not just a few Pc answer's Nevertheless, I'm hoping over the next few weeks more information comes out from them.[/p][/quote]Yes, I suppose it was a bit 'underwhelming' AND short. I'm just trying to be positive and there were some positives in there, including the points I mentioned.[/p][/quote]This conference was politician 'spin' and nothig more. I am naturally optimistic as I was at the appointment of Di Canio. I just wanted to see some positive statement about the short term as we have another game Tuesday and couple more crocks unavailable to the squain Ferry and Navarro. I really want STFC to succeed and there is no reason why we should not be pushing hard for promotion. It needs urgent and concise management and I don't see that here. 69Champs
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4:31pm Mon 25 Feb 13

themoonraker says...

MITTED wrote:
Psychedelic Syd wrote:
SouthcoastRed wrote:
I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too?
Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge.
A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach.

Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost.

I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge.

Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm.

Coyr's
Re schools. I heard that's exactly what MK Dons did when they first moved up to Milton Keynes. Lots of player visits and free tickets for kids for around 3 or 4 seasons and look at their gates now - bigger than ours most weeks. Makes sense to hook them young and once the kids have got a free ticket they drag an adult along with them! We should be getting better gates than we do and this is a good ploy.
Under 10s go free at the CG and have done for years! The problem is getting their couch-potato parents off their arses to take them to games!

I take somebody elses youngster because the father can't be a***d. And yes, the dad can afford to go himself.
COYR
good old mitted.....as patronising as usual with no respect for anybody else or their circumstances
[quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Psychedelic Syd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthcoastRed[/bold] wrote: I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too? Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge. A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach. Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost. I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge. Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm. Coyr's[/p][/quote]Re schools. I heard that's exactly what MK Dons did when they first moved up to Milton Keynes. Lots of player visits and free tickets for kids for around 3 or 4 seasons and look at their gates now - bigger than ours most weeks. Makes sense to hook them young and once the kids have got a free ticket they drag an adult along with them! We should be getting better gates than we do and this is a good ploy.[/p][/quote]Under 10s go free at the CG and have done for years! The problem is getting their couch-potato parents off their arses to take them to games! I take somebody elses youngster because the father can't be a***d. And yes, the dad can afford to go himself. COYR[/p][/quote]good old mitted.....as patronising as usual with no respect for anybody else or their circumstances themoonraker
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4:44pm Mon 25 Feb 13

stfcknowitall says...

We NEED a decent manager in charge now!! I know Miller & Ward are doing thier best but we need these 2 guys to concentrate on playing and not managing.

My only concern about the new owners we're thier seeming lack of urgency regarding the managerial situation. I also understand they don't want to just get in the first tom,dick or harry who walks throught the door first but I can see our position in the table dropping rapidly if we don't have a manager very soon!!
We NEED a decent manager in charge now!! I know Miller & Ward are doing thier best but we need these 2 guys to concentrate on playing and not managing. My only concern about the new owners we're thier seeming lack of urgency regarding the managerial situation. I also understand they don't want to just get in the first tom,dick or harry who walks throught the door first but I can see our position in the table dropping rapidly if we don't have a manager very soon!! stfcknowitall
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4:48pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
So after that press conference we know nothing! not impressed at all and although it is early days this guy can not believe he is chairman of swindon town and or can i!,why mention about luton town? time will tell but on first impressions, instincts,this could go wrong just because black wanted a quick sale and these people were keen to get the deal done,who are the companies backing the club? we should know in my opinion.
Good point. It makes everything seem very shadowy. I have no objection to a major investor staying in the background, as Black preferred to do, but remaining anonymous is another thing entirely. Doesn't seem right to me.
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: So after that press conference we know nothing! not impressed at all and although it is early days this guy can not believe he is chairman of swindon town and or can i!,why mention about luton town? time will tell but on first impressions, instincts,this could go wrong just because black wanted a quick sale and these people were keen to get the deal done,who are the companies backing the club? we should know in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Good point. It makes everything seem very shadowy. I have no objection to a major investor staying in the background, as Black preferred to do, but remaining anonymous is another thing entirely. Doesn't seem right to me. Oi Den!
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4:48pm Mon 25 Feb 13

jam1 says...

When asked whether funds behind Town under new regime were similar to those under their predecessors, McCrory said they were
When asked whether funds behind Town under new regime were similar to those under their predecessors, McCrory said they were jam1
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4:59pm Mon 25 Feb 13

jevs says...

Oldhamred wrote:
alchafreds wrote:
madterrier wrote:
Tisdale would be a very good shout. One of our brightest young managers (he's only 38?) and has done very well with Exeter.

My position hasn't shifted from last week though. Try and entice an experienced manager to take a short-term contract to the end of the season (which may well be agreeable to them), get us promoted, and if we succeed then he could review the situation. Or preferably go for a retiring player going for his first manager's job. I'm going to claim to having been the first to suggest Jamie Carragher a while ago, and I'm sticking by that.

As an interim, sounds like we cannot get Adkins because of his contractual/gardenin



g leave/compensation situation. Would Glenn Hoddle be totally out of the question?
J C not a bad shout
paul scholes any one
after all its experiance they need not money there both multi millianaires
No chance of Paul Scholes, if he's not at Old Trafford he's at Boundary Park supporting Oldham.

Has gone on record many times stating thats where he wants to end his playing career.

Latics through and through.

Ryan Giggs could be possible with an experienced No2.

I would think his fitness training would be easily as good as Paolo's.
I don't think Ryan Giggs is realistic. The more people fantasise about implausible names the more they're likely to be disappointed by whoever is appointed.

Dear Mr Giggs, forget about the Champions League & highly likely Premiership Winners Medal & come and manage our 3rd division team. Hmmm
[quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: Tisdale would be a very good shout. One of our brightest young managers (he's only 38?) and has done very well with Exeter. My position hasn't shifted from last week though. Try and entice an experienced manager to take a short-term contract to the end of the season (which may well be agreeable to them), get us promoted, and if we succeed then he could review the situation. Or preferably go for a retiring player going for his first manager's job. I'm going to claim to having been the first to suggest Jamie Carragher a while ago, and I'm sticking by that. As an interim, sounds like we cannot get Adkins because of his contractual/gardenin g leave/compensation situation. Would Glenn Hoddle be totally out of the question?[/p][/quote]J C not a bad shout paul scholes any one after all its experiance they need not money there both multi millianaires[/p][/quote]No chance of Paul Scholes, if he's not at Old Trafford he's at Boundary Park supporting Oldham. Has gone on record many times stating thats where he wants to end his playing career. Latics through and through. Ryan Giggs could be possible with an experienced No2. I would think his fitness training would be easily as good as Paolo's.[/p][/quote]I don't think Ryan Giggs is realistic. The more people fantasise about implausible names the more they're likely to be disappointed by whoever is appointed. Dear Mr Giggs, forget about the Champions League & highly likely Premiership Winners Medal & come and manage our 3rd division team. Hmmm jevs
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5:00pm Mon 25 Feb 13

peatmoor pirate says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
69Champs wrote:
peatmoor pirate wrote:
Tisdale could do a decent job and amused by those who think he's not proven. Perplexed by those who think we can draw so called big-names. There's no way Adkins is coming here; maybe if we were already in Championship but we aren't. People need to get real. I'd like a club run properly and sustainably on the gates and revenue we can get and that doesn't require someone to keep putting their hand in their pocket. We all know where that ends up don't we.
Where were we when Marcari joned us?
Different era though - and Macari was a rookie manager, not someone who's taken a club into the PL.
Quite; Macari was a newbie. Adkins proven L1/Championship/argu
ably even Premiership level manager. He doesn't need to come here, even if he could which is arguable.
I have argued that the model of a high profile new manager has served us well in the past but it doesn't mean that a good quality, experienced manager wouldn't do a good job (like Luggy did for us for example).
There's a few on here with delusions of grandeur for the club though. Reality chek needed sometimes.
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]69Champs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: Tisdale could do a decent job and amused by those who think he's not proven. Perplexed by those who think we can draw so called big-names. There's no way Adkins is coming here; maybe if we were already in Championship but we aren't. People need to get real. I'd like a club run properly and sustainably on the gates and revenue we can get and that doesn't require someone to keep putting their hand in their pocket. We all know where that ends up don't we.[/p][/quote]Where were we when Marcari joned us?[/p][/quote]Different era though - and Macari was a rookie manager, not someone who's taken a club into the PL.[/p][/quote]Quite; Macari was a newbie. Adkins proven L1/Championship/argu ably even Premiership level manager. He doesn't need to come here, even if he could which is arguable. I have argued that the model of a high profile new manager has served us well in the past but it doesn't mean that a good quality, experienced manager wouldn't do a good job (like Luggy did for us for example). There's a few on here with delusions of grandeur for the club though. Reality chek needed sometimes. peatmoor pirate
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5:00pm Mon 25 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
So after that press conference we know nothing! not impressed at all and although it is early days this guy can not believe he is chairman of swindon town and or can i!,why mention about luton town? time will tell but on first impressions, instincts,this could go wrong just because black wanted a quick sale and these people were keen to get the deal done,who are the companies backing the club? we should know in my opinion.
Good point. It makes everything seem very shadowy. I have no objection to a major investor staying in the background, as Black preferred to do, but remaining anonymous is another thing entirely. Doesn't seem right to me.
The Football League were Happy Den!and it seemed right to them!if it was Shadowy and Anonymous?what's the point of the league's fit and proper?if this wrong as you and Brad think,the League will have a lot to answer for!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: So after that press conference we know nothing! not impressed at all and although it is early days this guy can not believe he is chairman of swindon town and or can i!,why mention about luton town? time will tell but on first impressions, instincts,this could go wrong just because black wanted a quick sale and these people were keen to get the deal done,who are the companies backing the club? we should know in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Good point. It makes everything seem very shadowy. I have no objection to a major investor staying in the background, as Black preferred to do, but remaining anonymous is another thing entirely. Doesn't seem right to me.[/p][/quote]The Football League were Happy Den!and it seemed right to them!if it was Shadowy and Anonymous?what's the point of the league's fit and proper?if this wrong as you and Brad think,the League will have a lot to answer for!!!!!!!!!!!! the don69
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5:01pm Mon 25 Feb 13

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5:03pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

davel4848 wrote:
Oldhamred wrote:
HOOKEY wrote: Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand
Because Newton & Ridley paid for it to be built?????
I didn't realise they were real. I thought they were just in soapland.
Is Soapland near Bath ?
[quote][p][bold]davel4848[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand[/p][/quote]Because Newton & Ridley paid for it to be built?????[/p][/quote]I didn't realise they were real. I thought they were just in soapland.[/p][/quote]Is Soapland near Bath ? Oxon-Red
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5:08pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

the don69 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
So after that press conference we know nothing! not impressed at all and although it is early days this guy can not believe he is chairman of swindon town and or can i!,why mention about luton town? time will tell but on first impressions, instincts,this could go wrong just because black wanted a quick sale and these people were keen to get the deal done,who are the companies backing the club? we should know in my opinion.
Good point. It makes everything seem very shadowy. I have no objection to a major investor staying in the background, as Black preferred to do, but remaining anonymous is another thing entirely. Doesn't seem right to me.
The Football League were Happy Den!and it seemed right to them!if it was Shadowy and Anonymous?what's the point of the league's fit and proper?if this wrong as you and Brad think,the League will have a lot to answer for!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don, there might not be anything technically wrong with it. I'm just saying it doesn't feel right. There are plenty of people who thought Black was wrong to have a "hands off" approach. These people are going one step further and staying anonymous.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: So after that press conference we know nothing! not impressed at all and although it is early days this guy can not believe he is chairman of swindon town and or can i!,why mention about luton town? time will tell but on first impressions, instincts,this could go wrong just because black wanted a quick sale and these people were keen to get the deal done,who are the companies backing the club? we should know in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Good point. It makes everything seem very shadowy. I have no objection to a major investor staying in the background, as Black preferred to do, but remaining anonymous is another thing entirely. Doesn't seem right to me.[/p][/quote]The Football League were Happy Den!and it seemed right to them!if it was Shadowy and Anonymous?what's the point of the league's fit and proper?if this wrong as you and Brad think,the League will have a lot to answer for!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Don, there might not be anything technically wrong with it. I'm just saying it doesn't feel right. There are plenty of people who thought Black was wrong to have a "hands off" approach. These people are going one step further and staying anonymous. Oi Den!
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5:08pm Mon 25 Feb 13

jaybo says...

I watched Sunday Supplement on SkySports yesterday and they said Di Canio was getting £450,000 a year! Maybe he didn't get paid last month so the deadline was to get his money in the bank by then. No deal, no money and no Di Canio.
I watched Sunday Supplement on SkySports yesterday and they said Di Canio was getting £450,000 a year! Maybe he didn't get paid last month so the deadline was to get his money in the bank by then. No deal, no money and no Di Canio. jaybo
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5:09pm Mon 25 Feb 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Disappointed we haven't signed anyone on loan. Miller and Ward need to be knocking down the walls with their lists. Not like Paolo but here's a list do your best please? Short term we are desperately short.

Sam please ask if the companies behind are property related or not?
Disappointed we haven't signed anyone on loan. Miller and Ward need to be knocking down the walls with their lists. Not like Paolo but here's a list do your best please? Short term we are desperately short. Sam please ask if the companies behind are property related or not? dreamofacleansheet2
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5:10pm Mon 25 Feb 13

davel4848 says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
davel4848 wrote:
Oldhamred wrote:
HOOKEY wrote: Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand
Because Newton & Ridley paid for it to be built?????
I didn't realise they were real. I thought they were just in soapland.
Is Soapland near Bath ?
Nearer to Oxford or Bristol(or Bournemouth) methinks.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davel4848[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand[/p][/quote]Because Newton & Ridley paid for it to be built?????[/p][/quote]I didn't realise they were real. I thought they were just in soapland.[/p][/quote]Is Soapland near Bath ?[/p][/quote]Nearer to Oxford or Bristol(or Bournemouth) methinks. davel4848
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5:21pm Mon 25 Feb 13

MITTED says...

themoonraker wrote:
MITTED wrote:
Psychedelic Syd wrote:
SouthcoastRed wrote:
I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too?
Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge.
A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach.

Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost.

I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge.

Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm.

Coyr's
Re schools. I heard that's exactly what MK Dons did when they first moved up to Milton Keynes. Lots of player visits and free tickets for kids for around 3 or 4 seasons and look at their gates now - bigger than ours most weeks. Makes sense to hook them young and once the kids have got a free ticket they drag an adult along with them! We should be getting better gates than we do and this is a good ploy.
Under 10s go free at the CG and have done for years! The problem is getting their couch-potato parents off their arses to take them to games!

I take somebody elses youngster because the father can't be a***d. And yes, the dad can afford to go himself.
COYR
good old mitted.....as patronising as usual with no respect for anybody else or their circumstances
What a patronising response! I have the utmost respect for those with GENUINE difficult circumstances but you can bet your bottom dollar that the overwhelming majority would make the effort if ManUre or Chelski were in town. You only have to look back at the bleating from those who couldn't get tickets for the Villa game because they weren't on the club database, which tells us a lot! Periodically, I take 4 or 5 other kids to games as well and in every case, they all want to go regularly but with the exception of one, their parents can't be bothered even though it is well within their respective means to at least take them to the occassional game. At least those kids are now all Town fans! If that is patronising, then I hope a lot more fans can do the same!!!!!
COYR
[quote][p][bold]themoonraker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Psychedelic Syd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthcoastRed[/bold] wrote: I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too? Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge. A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach. Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost. I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge. Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm. Coyr's[/p][/quote]Re schools. I heard that's exactly what MK Dons did when they first moved up to Milton Keynes. Lots of player visits and free tickets for kids for around 3 or 4 seasons and look at their gates now - bigger than ours most weeks. Makes sense to hook them young and once the kids have got a free ticket they drag an adult along with them! We should be getting better gates than we do and this is a good ploy.[/p][/quote]Under 10s go free at the CG and have done for years! The problem is getting their couch-potato parents off their arses to take them to games! I take somebody elses youngster because the father can't be a***d. And yes, the dad can afford to go himself. COYR[/p][/quote]good old mitted.....as patronising as usual with no respect for anybody else or their circumstances[/p][/quote]What a patronising response! I have the utmost respect for those with GENUINE difficult circumstances but you can bet your bottom dollar that the overwhelming majority would make the effort if ManUre or Chelski were in town. You only have to look back at the bleating from those who couldn't get tickets for the Villa game because they weren't on the club database, which tells us a lot! Periodically, I take 4 or 5 other kids to games as well and in every case, they all want to go regularly but with the exception of one, their parents can't be bothered even though it is well within their respective means to at least take them to the occassional game. At least those kids are now all Town fans! If that is patronising, then I hope a lot more fans can do the same!!!!! COYR MITTED
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5:21pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Oldhamred says...

jevs wrote:
Oldhamred wrote:
alchafreds wrote:
madterrier wrote:
Tisdale would be a very good shout. One of our brightest young managers (he's only 38?) and has done very well with Exeter.

My position hasn't shifted from last week though. Try and entice an experienced manager to take a short-term contract to the end of the season (which may well be agreeable to them), get us promoted, and if we succeed then he could review the situation. Or preferably go for a retiring player going for his first manager's job. I'm going to claim to having been the first to suggest Jamie Carragher a while ago, and I'm sticking by that.

As an interim, sounds like we cannot get Adkins because of his contractual/gardenin




g leave/compensation situation. Would Glenn Hoddle be totally out of the question?
J C not a bad shout
paul scholes any one
after all its experiance they need not money there both multi millianaires
No chance of Paul Scholes, if he's not at Old Trafford he's at Boundary Park supporting Oldham.

Has gone on record many times stating thats where he wants to end his playing career.

Latics through and through.

Ryan Giggs could be possible with an experienced No2.

I would think his fitness training would be easily as good as Paolo's.
I don't think Ryan Giggs is realistic. The more people fantasise about implausible names the more they're likely to be disappointed by whoever is appointed.

Dear Mr Giggs, forget about the Champions League & highly likely Premiership Winners Medal & come and manage our 3rd division team. Hmmm
Was thinking more end of season really.

He will have to hang up his boots sometime.

As I recall, most people didn't think Hoddle was realistic. Hmmmmm my ar5e.
[quote][p][bold]jevs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: Tisdale would be a very good shout. One of our brightest young managers (he's only 38?) and has done very well with Exeter. My position hasn't shifted from last week though. Try and entice an experienced manager to take a short-term contract to the end of the season (which may well be agreeable to them), get us promoted, and if we succeed then he could review the situation. Or preferably go for a retiring player going for his first manager's job. I'm going to claim to having been the first to suggest Jamie Carragher a while ago, and I'm sticking by that. As an interim, sounds like we cannot get Adkins because of his contractual/gardenin g leave/compensation situation. Would Glenn Hoddle be totally out of the question?[/p][/quote]J C not a bad shout paul scholes any one after all its experiance they need not money there both multi millianaires[/p][/quote]No chance of Paul Scholes, if he's not at Old Trafford he's at Boundary Park supporting Oldham. Has gone on record many times stating thats where he wants to end his playing career. Latics through and through. Ryan Giggs could be possible with an experienced No2. I would think his fitness training would be easily as good as Paolo's.[/p][/quote]I don't think Ryan Giggs is realistic. The more people fantasise about implausible names the more they're likely to be disappointed by whoever is appointed. Dear Mr Giggs, forget about the Champions League & highly likely Premiership Winners Medal & come and manage our 3rd division team. Hmmm[/p][/quote]Was thinking more end of season really. He will have to hang up his boots sometime. As I recall, most people didn't think Hoddle was realistic. Hmmmmm my ar5e. Oldhamred
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5:27pm Mon 25 Feb 13

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5:27pm Mon 25 Feb 13

BournemouthRobin says...

davel4848 wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
davel4848 wrote:
Oldhamred wrote:
HOOKEY wrote: Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand
Because Newton & Ridley paid for it to be built?????
I didn't realise they were real. I thought they were just in soapland.
Is Soapland near Bath ?
Nearer to Oxford or Bristol(or Bournemouth) methinks.
Soapland can't be near Oxford judging by the smell that comes from our yellow friends - unless they keep dodging it on their way home!!
[quote][p][bold]davel4848[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davel4848[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand[/p][/quote]Because Newton & Ridley paid for it to be built?????[/p][/quote]I didn't realise they were real. I thought they were just in soapland.[/p][/quote]Is Soapland near Bath ?[/p][/quote]Nearer to Oxford or Bristol(or Bournemouth) methinks.[/p][/quote]Soapland can't be near Oxford judging by the smell that comes from our yellow friends - unless they keep dodging it on their way home!! BournemouthRobin
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5:46pm Mon 25 Feb 13

jevs says...

Oldhamred wrote:
jevs wrote:
Oldhamred wrote:
alchafreds wrote:
madterrier wrote:
Tisdale would be a very good shout. One of our brightest young managers (he's only 38?) and has done very well with Exeter.

My position hasn't shifted from last week though. Try and entice an experienced manager to take a short-term contract to the end of the season (which may well be agreeable to them), get us promoted, and if we succeed then he could review the situation. Or preferably go for a retiring player going for his first manager's job. I'm going to claim to having been the first to suggest Jamie Carragher a while ago, and I'm sticking by that.

As an interim, sounds like we cannot get Adkins because of his contractual/gardenin





g leave/compensation situation. Would Glenn Hoddle be totally out of the question?
J C not a bad shout
paul scholes any one
after all its experiance they need not money there both multi millianaires
No chance of Paul Scholes, if he's not at Old Trafford he's at Boundary Park supporting Oldham.

Has gone on record many times stating thats where he wants to end his playing career.

Latics through and through.

Ryan Giggs could be possible with an experienced No2.

I would think his fitness training would be easily as good as Paolo's.
I don't think Ryan Giggs is realistic. The more people fantasise about implausible names the more they're likely to be disappointed by whoever is appointed.

Dear Mr Giggs, forget about the Champions League & highly likely Premiership Winners Medal & come and manage our 3rd division team. Hmmm
Was thinking more end of season really.

He will have to hang up his boots sometime.

As I recall, most people didn't think Hoddle was realistic. Hmmmmm my ar5e.
We were a Division 2 team who'd only just been robbed of promotion to the top league then, the wage disparity was massively less between the top league & the rest & he'd finished his contract at Monaco so was available.

I grant you he'd be a handy left winger for us though

Thankfully your ar5e doesn't come into it
[quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jevs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: Tisdale would be a very good shout. One of our brightest young managers (he's only 38?) and has done very well with Exeter. My position hasn't shifted from last week though. Try and entice an experienced manager to take a short-term contract to the end of the season (which may well be agreeable to them), get us promoted, and if we succeed then he could review the situation. Or preferably go for a retiring player going for his first manager's job. I'm going to claim to having been the first to suggest Jamie Carragher a while ago, and I'm sticking by that. As an interim, sounds like we cannot get Adkins because of his contractual/gardenin g leave/compensation situation. Would Glenn Hoddle be totally out of the question?[/p][/quote]J C not a bad shout paul scholes any one after all its experiance they need not money there both multi millianaires[/p][/quote]No chance of Paul Scholes, if he's not at Old Trafford he's at Boundary Park supporting Oldham. Has gone on record many times stating thats where he wants to end his playing career. Latics through and through. Ryan Giggs could be possible with an experienced No2. I would think his fitness training would be easily as good as Paolo's.[/p][/quote]I don't think Ryan Giggs is realistic. The more people fantasise about implausible names the more they're likely to be disappointed by whoever is appointed. Dear Mr Giggs, forget about the Champions League & highly likely Premiership Winners Medal & come and manage our 3rd division team. Hmmm[/p][/quote]Was thinking more end of season really. He will have to hang up his boots sometime. As I recall, most people didn't think Hoddle was realistic. Hmmmmm my ar5e.[/p][/quote]We were a Division 2 team who'd only just been robbed of promotion to the top league then, the wage disparity was massively less between the top league & the rest & he'd finished his contract at Monaco so was available. I grant you he'd be a handy left winger for us though Thankfully your ar5e doesn't come into it jevs
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5:48pm Mon 25 Feb 13

madterrier says...

The loan/permanent move for Marlon Pack needs to be revived as soon as possible.

I realise it might not be straightforward, and part of the attraction to him coming here might have been to play for Paolo, but particularly with Ferry out injured I wish we would try and progress this move as A MATTER OF PRIORITY.

Were loan signings mentioned at the conference?
The loan/permanent move for Marlon Pack needs to be revived as soon as possible. I realise it might not be straightforward, and part of the attraction to him coming here might have been to play for Paolo, but particularly with Ferry out injured I wish we would try and progress this move as A MATTER OF PRIORITY. Were loan signings mentioned at the conference? madterrier
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5:52pm Mon 25 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

Sounds good what they have said,now lets wait and see.
As for PDC returning i can see it happening,not set up a managers list,understandable as they have just walked through the door.
Quite telling he says it is a budget similar
to last season but will not be wasted,maybe letting PDC know the rules if he does want to come back?
Sounds good what they have said,now lets wait and see. As for PDC returning i can see it happening,not set up a managers list,understandable as they have just walked through the door. Quite telling he says it is a budget similar to last season but will not be wasted,maybe letting PDC know the rules if he does want to come back? swwindon61uk
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5:54pm Mon 25 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

LADIES AND GENTS!
A Petition has been created - Let's get in rocking!!!!
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LET'S WIN THE LEAGUE!
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6:04pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Med Red says...

International Robin2 wrote:
LADIES AND GENTS!

A Petition has been created - Let's get in rocking and win this **** LEAGUE!

www.ipeti
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oback/
I've signed!!

Thanks to new owners for saving us from Admin. However, swift action needed to keep us on track for promotion. Bring Paolo back for the rest of the season for guaranteed promotion and then bring in your own guy during the summer. That's my advice.

Of course I'd prefer we got Paolo back and kept him, but just getting him back till end of season would be a good compromise. Why go for someone new if Paolo's still available??
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: LADIES AND GENTS! A Petition has been created - Let's get in rocking and win this **** LEAGUE! www.ipeti tions.co m/petition/bringpaol oback/[/p][/quote]I've signed!! Thanks to new owners for saving us from Admin. However, swift action needed to keep us on track for promotion. Bring Paolo back for the rest of the season for guaranteed promotion and then bring in your own guy during the summer. That's my advice. Of course I'd prefer we got Paolo back and kept him, but just getting him back till end of season would be a good compromise. Why go for someone new if Paolo's still available?? Med Red
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6:07pm Mon 25 Feb 13

stanharlands6shirt says...

Oi Den! wrote:
MITTED wrote:
Why would anyone want Tisdale? He has relegation on his CV ffs! Hardly inspiring.
COYR
Be fair. He's also got 2 promotions on his CV. He's at Exeter. As far as I know, they've never been higher than the third tier and have spent most of their life in the 4th or lower. If we are going to rule out every manager who's been in charge of a relegated side, without regard to the circumstances, we will be dismissing a lot of good canidates. You never know - if Tisdale had been appointed instead of PDC, he might have got us to where we are now at a fraction of the cost and without the embarrassing constant whingeing about lack of resources.
SORRY but if Tisdale had been appointed instead of DiCanio I believe we would have been floating around in league two now, wishing and hoping, like Rovers, Oxford and yes Exeter City.
Tisdale is mediocre at very, very best, and that may well be o.k. for Exeter, but not for Swindon, especially given the strong position a new manager, or a re-instated Sanger would find themselves in if appointed soon.
Their appeared to be the glint of an olive branch for DiCanio from McCrory within his statement which I must confess surprised me after listening to him on Saturday...

If that is the case then they need to get their heads together quickly to see if there is still any common ground from which they can work together in some sort of harmony.

If it cannot happen for any reason, then either one or both come out and tell the supporters. Then we know it's definitely over....or definitely back on.

What could then happen for sure is everyone can move on together.

Why look for new, when we have the best within our grasp .
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: Why would anyone want Tisdale? He has relegation on his CV ffs! Hardly inspiring. COYR[/p][/quote]Be fair. He's also got 2 promotions on his CV. He's at Exeter. As far as I know, they've never been higher than the third tier and have spent most of their life in the 4th or lower. If we are going to rule out every manager who's been in charge of a relegated side, without regard to the circumstances, we will be dismissing a lot of good canidates. You never know - if Tisdale had been appointed instead of PDC, he might have got us to where we are now at a fraction of the cost and without the embarrassing constant whingeing about lack of resources.[/p][/quote]SORRY but if Tisdale had been appointed instead of DiCanio I believe we would have been floating around in league two now, wishing and hoping, like Rovers, Oxford and yes Exeter City. Tisdale is mediocre at very, very best, and that may well be o.k. for Exeter, but not for Swindon, especially given the strong position a new manager, or a re-instated Sanger would find themselves in if appointed soon. Their appeared to be the glint of an olive branch for DiCanio from McCrory within his statement which I must confess surprised me after listening to him on Saturday... If that is the case then they need to get their heads together quickly to see if there is still any common ground from which they can work together in some sort of harmony. If it cannot happen for any reason, then either one or both come out and tell the supporters. Then we know it's definitely over....or definitely back on. What could then happen for sure is everyone can move on together. Why look for new, when we have the best within our grasp . stanharlands6shirt
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6:08pm Mon 25 Feb 13

SimonPrice351 says...

Nothing overtly striking about the comments, but nothing that really causes concern.

I am curious as to whom the money man or men will be. Maybe Jed can inform us in time?

Still, welcome to The County Ground gentlemen.
Nothing overtly striking about the comments, but nothing that really causes concern. I am curious as to whom the money man or men will be. Maybe Jed can inform us in time? Still, welcome to The County Ground gentlemen. SimonPrice351
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6:09pm Mon 25 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

Fair play to you for the petition but if PDC does not know that he would be welcomed back by most he never will!
Fair play to you for the petition but if PDC does not know that he would be welcomed back by most he never will! swwindon61uk
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6:09pm Mon 25 Feb 13

mikewebb says...

Med Red wrote:
International Robin2 wrote:
LADIES AND GENTS!

A Petition has been created - Let's get in rocking and win this **** LEAGUE!

www.ipeti
tions.co
m/petition/bringpaol


oback/
I've signed!!

Thanks to new owners for saving us from Admin. However, swift action needed to keep us on track for promotion. Bring Paolo back for the rest of the season for guaranteed promotion and then bring in your own guy during the summer. That's my advice.

Of course I'd prefer we got Paolo back and kept him, but just getting him back till end of season would be a good compromise. Why go for someone new if Paolo's still available??
absolutely agree and signed petition. I don't even want to think about a new manager until there really is no chance of king Paolo returning.
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: LADIES AND GENTS! A Petition has been created - Let's get in rocking and win this **** LEAGUE! www.ipeti tions.co m/petition/bringpaol oback/[/p][/quote]I've signed!! Thanks to new owners for saving us from Admin. However, swift action needed to keep us on track for promotion. Bring Paolo back for the rest of the season for guaranteed promotion and then bring in your own guy during the summer. That's my advice. Of course I'd prefer we got Paolo back and kept him, but just getting him back till end of season would be a good compromise. Why go for someone new if Paolo's still available??[/p][/quote]absolutely agree and signed petition. I don't even want to think about a new manager until there really is no chance of king Paolo returning. mikewebb
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6:14pm Mon 25 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

mikewebb wrote:
Med Red wrote:
International Robin2 wrote:
LADIES AND GENTS!

A Petition has been created - Let's get in rocking and win this **** LEAGUE!

www.ipeti
tions.co
m/petition/bringpaol



oback/
I've signed!!

Thanks to new owners for saving us from Admin. However, swift action needed to keep us on track for promotion. Bring Paolo back for the rest of the season for guaranteed promotion and then bring in your own guy during the summer. That's my advice.

Of course I'd prefer we got Paolo back and kept him, but just getting him back till end of season would be a good compromise. Why go for someone new if Paolo's still available??
absolutely agree and signed petition. I don't even want to think about a new manager until there really is no chance of king Paolo returning.
It amazes me how everyone 'has moved on' - Why move on.. He's the best manager in the league!! Why miss out on fighting for him to come back. Seize the opportunity instead of letting it fall away.

There's no one else like Paolo!
http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/bring
paoloback/
[quote][p][bold]mikewebb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: LADIES AND GENTS! A Petition has been created - Let's get in rocking and win this **** LEAGUE! www.ipeti tions.co m/petition/bringpaol oback/[/p][/quote]I've signed!! Thanks to new owners for saving us from Admin. However, swift action needed to keep us on track for promotion. Bring Paolo back for the rest of the season for guaranteed promotion and then bring in your own guy during the summer. That's my advice. Of course I'd prefer we got Paolo back and kept him, but just getting him back till end of season would be a good compromise. Why go for someone new if Paolo's still available??[/p][/quote]absolutely agree and signed petition. I don't even want to think about a new manager until there really is no chance of king Paolo returning.[/p][/quote]It amazes me how everyone 'has moved on' - Why move on.. He's the best manager in the league!! Why miss out on fighting for him to come back. Seize the opportunity instead of letting it fall away. There's no one else like Paolo! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ International Robin2
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6:16pm Mon 25 Feb 13

stfcknowitall says...

International Robin2 wrote:
LADIES AND GENTS! A Petition has been created - Let's get in rocking!!!! http://ww w.ipetitions.co m/petition/bringpaol oback/ LET'S WIN THE LEAGUE!
I wouldn't sign this to save my life. Paolo's gone, get over it..he's burnt his bridges and anyone with a bit of sense would know that.
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: LADIES AND GENTS! A Petition has been created - Let's get in rocking!!!! http://ww w.ipetitions.co m/petition/bringpaol oback/ LET'S WIN THE LEAGUE![/p][/quote]I wouldn't sign this to save my life. Paolo's gone, get over it..he's burnt his bridges and anyone with a bit of sense would know that. stfcknowitall
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6:16pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Oldhamred says...

mikewebb wrote:
Med Red wrote:
International Robin2 wrote:
LADIES AND GENTS!

A Petition has been created - Let's get in rocking and win this **** LEAGUE!

www.ipeti
tions.co
m/petition/bringpaol



oback/
I've signed!!

Thanks to new owners for saving us from Admin. However, swift action needed to keep us on track for promotion. Bring Paolo back for the rest of the season for guaranteed promotion and then bring in your own guy during the summer. That's my advice.

Of course I'd prefer we got Paolo back and kept him, but just getting him back till end of season would be a good compromise. Why go for someone new if Paolo's still available??
absolutely agree and signed petition. I don't even want to think about a new manager until there really is no chance of king Paolo returning.
Signed, sealed, and hopefully will be delivered.
[quote][p][bold]mikewebb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: LADIES AND GENTS! A Petition has been created - Let's get in rocking and win this **** LEAGUE! www.ipeti tions.co m/petition/bringpaol oback/[/p][/quote]I've signed!! Thanks to new owners for saving us from Admin. However, swift action needed to keep us on track for promotion. Bring Paolo back for the rest of the season for guaranteed promotion and then bring in your own guy during the summer. That's my advice. Of course I'd prefer we got Paolo back and kept him, but just getting him back till end of season would be a good compromise. Why go for someone new if Paolo's still available??[/p][/quote]absolutely agree and signed petition. I don't even want to think about a new manager until there really is no chance of king Paolo returning.[/p][/quote]Signed, sealed, and hopefully will be delivered. Oldhamred
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6:17pm Mon 25 Feb 13

bradley red 1 says...

I see this mccrory guy has given up his ownership of banbury,sorry something does not sit right with me,lots of rumours around about this guy,not positive ones either,time will tell.
I see this mccrory guy has given up his ownership of banbury,sorry something does not sit right with me,lots of rumours around about this guy,not positive ones either,time will tell. bradley red 1
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6:20pm Mon 25 Feb 13

bradley red 1 says...

What is other peoples opinions on our new chairman drinking in old town with some of the first team players? mmm...
What is other peoples opinions on our new chairman drinking in old town with some of the first team players? mmm... bradley red 1
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6:23pm Mon 25 Feb 13

old town robin says...

Psychedelic Syd wrote:
SouthcoastRed wrote:
I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too?
Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge.
A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach.

Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost.

I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge.

Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm.

Coyr's
Re schools. I heard that's exactly what MK Dons did when they first moved up to Milton Keynes. Lots of player visits and free tickets for kids for around 3 or 4 seasons and look at their gates now - bigger than ours most weeks. Makes sense to hook them young and once the kids have got a free ticket they drag an adult along with them! We should be getting better gates than we do and this is a good ploy.
i would totally agree with school visits and cheap tickets for the kids to encourage the parents. we used to have a family section, which I would support as it might be a bit of a put off to bring your childen to a game where some bad language is expected, but could be minimised if children attending with parents in areas where obscene language would not be so prevident.
[quote][p][bold]Psychedelic Syd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthcoastRed[/bold] wrote: I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too? Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge. A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach. Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost. I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge. Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm. Coyr's[/p][/quote]Re schools. I heard that's exactly what MK Dons did when they first moved up to Milton Keynes. Lots of player visits and free tickets for kids for around 3 or 4 seasons and look at their gates now - bigger than ours most weeks. Makes sense to hook them young and once the kids have got a free ticket they drag an adult along with them! We should be getting better gates than we do and this is a good ploy.[/p][/quote]i would totally agree with school visits and cheap tickets for the kids to encourage the parents. we used to have a family section, which I would support as it might be a bit of a put off to bring your childen to a game where some bad language is expected, but could be minimised if children attending with parents in areas where obscene language would not be so prevident. old town robin
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6:25pm Mon 25 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
What is other peoples opinions on our new chairman drinking in old town with some of the first team players? mmm...
Did you see this or are you one of the many on here with a "source"!
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: What is other peoples opinions on our new chairman drinking in old town with some of the first team players? mmm...[/p][/quote]Did you see this or are you one of the many on here with a "source"! swwindon61uk
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6:29pm Mon 25 Feb 13

BournemouthRobin says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
What is other peoples opinions on our new chairman drinking in old town with some of the first team players? mmm...
Did you see this or are you one of the many on here with a "source"!
Can you tell us your source to confirm Jed and first team players were in Old Town on the sauce???
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: What is other peoples opinions on our new chairman drinking in old town with some of the first team players? mmm...[/p][/quote]Did you see this or are you one of the many on here with a "source"![/p][/quote]Can you tell us your source to confirm Jed and first team players were in Old Town on the sauce??? BournemouthRobin
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6:29pm Mon 25 Feb 13

old town robin says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Psychedelic Syd wrote:
SouthcoastRed wrote:
I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too?
Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge.
A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach.

Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost.

I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge.

Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm.

Coyr's
Re schools. I heard that's exactly what MK Dons did when they first moved up to Milton Keynes. Lots of player visits and free tickets for kids for around 3 or 4 seasons and look at their gates now - bigger than ours most weeks. Makes sense to hook them young and once the kids have got a free ticket they drag an adult along with them! We should be getting better gates than we do and this is a good ploy.
Huddersfield gave away free season tickets to under-11s when they moved to their new ground. Had 1000 take them up on it.

Quid a kid is great but depends a kid having someone to take them - £20 is a lot of money if you're not interested in it yourself and are just going because the little 'un wants to go. Maybe a scheme where the club can get CRB checked adults to look after a bunch of kids - teachers taking their class or something - and drop them off somewhere for the parents to pick up after the match?

Also, some flexible pricing. Choose a couple of rubbish looking matches per season and drop the price to a tenner. The £20/£17 deals were all well but play best to people who go already and who might have been a bit "meh" about Hartlepool. Charge a tenner and others might give it a go.

Also think about selling half-season seasons upto Christmas then promote the second half as possible Christmas presents you can give someone.

And what about discounts for block bookings for those people who can't do or can't afford season tickets? What your seat for the next six games? Great - but you only have to pay for five games. Same goes if you want six tickets for the next game, three tickets for both of the next two or two tickets for the next three. Six tickets - pay for five.

If we're doing well you can drop some of these because there would be no seats left, but as long as you don't annoy season ticket holders by making other promotions cheaper (i.e. decide all this up front) then surely getting people in is a good thing? You've got programme sales, food and drink, plus the possibility that they'll come back again.
To be honest Jez, I don't think the marketing people are actually in sync with how to promote the club, may change now we have a new board, certainly hope so, a few good ideas there, just like ot see the bank open for every home game
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Psychedelic Syd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthcoastRed[/bold] wrote: I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too? Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge. A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach. Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost. I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge. Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm. Coyr's[/p][/quote]Re schools. I heard that's exactly what MK Dons did when they first moved up to Milton Keynes. Lots of player visits and free tickets for kids for around 3 or 4 seasons and look at their gates now - bigger than ours most weeks. Makes sense to hook them young and once the kids have got a free ticket they drag an adult along with them! We should be getting better gates than we do and this is a good ploy.[/p][/quote]Huddersfield gave away free season tickets to under-11s when they moved to their new ground. Had 1000 take them up on it. Quid a kid is great but depends a kid having someone to take them - £20 is a lot of money if you're not interested in it yourself and are just going because the little 'un wants to go. Maybe a scheme where the club can get CRB checked adults to look after a bunch of kids - teachers taking their class or something - and drop them off somewhere for the parents to pick up after the match? Also, some flexible pricing. Choose a couple of rubbish looking matches per season and drop the price to a tenner. The £20/£17 deals were all well but play best to people who go already and who might have been a bit "meh" about Hartlepool. Charge a tenner and others might give it a go. Also think about selling half-season seasons upto Christmas then promote the second half as possible Christmas presents you can give someone. And what about discounts for block bookings for those people who can't do or can't afford season tickets? What your seat for the next six games? Great - but you only have to pay for five games. Same goes if you want six tickets for the next game, three tickets for both of the next two or two tickets for the next three. Six tickets - pay for five. If we're doing well you can drop some of these because there would be no seats left, but as long as you don't annoy season ticket holders by making other promotions cheaper (i.e. decide all this up front) then surely getting people in is a good thing? You've got programme sales, food and drink, plus the possibility that they'll come back again.[/p][/quote]To be honest Jez, I don't think the marketing people are actually in sync with how to promote the club, may change now we have a new board, certainly hope so, a few good ideas there, just like ot see the bank open for every home game old town robin
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6:31pm Mon 25 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

madterrier wrote:
The loan/permanent move for Marlon Pack needs to be revived as soon as possible.

I realise it might not be straightforward, and part of the attraction to him coming here might have been to play for Paolo, but particularly with Ferry out injured I wish we would try and progress this move as A MATTER OF PRIORITY.

Were loan signings mentioned at the conference?
Will the FL block any loans until the Shrews are paid their missed instalment?
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: The loan/permanent move for Marlon Pack needs to be revived as soon as possible. I realise it might not be straightforward, and part of the attraction to him coming here might have been to play for Paolo, but particularly with Ferry out injured I wish we would try and progress this move as A MATTER OF PRIORITY. Were loan signings mentioned at the conference?[/p][/quote]Will the FL block any loans until the Shrews are paid their missed instalment? sp1dersw3b
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6:32pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Oldhamred says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
What is other peoples opinions on our new chairman drinking in old town with some of the first team players? mmm...
When you say drinking I assume you mean alcohol.

Well, if it was limited to 1 or 2, and was merely to celebrate the conclusion of the takeover and 4 points from 6 in difficult circumstances....I have no problem.

If however, they are doing the rounds every Friday/Saturday then it would be a different story.

I think the players and the new owners have got far more respect for the club, the fans, and themselves to go down that road.

Rumours, rumours, rumours.
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: What is other peoples opinions on our new chairman drinking in old town with some of the first team players? mmm...[/p][/quote]When you say drinking I assume you mean alcohol. Well, if it was limited to 1 or 2, and was merely to celebrate the conclusion of the takeover and 4 points from 6 in difficult circumstances....I have no problem. If however, they are doing the rounds every Friday/Saturday then it would be a different story. I think the players and the new owners have got far more respect for the club, the fans, and themselves to go down that road. Rumours, rumours, rumours. Oldhamred
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6:36pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

stfcknowitall wrote:
International Robin2 wrote:
LADIES AND GENTS! A Petition has been created - Let's get in rocking!!!! http://ww w.ipetitions.co m/petition/bringpaol oback/ LET'S WIN THE LEAGUE!
I wouldn't sign this to save my life. Paolo's gone, get over it..he's burnt his bridges and anyone with a bit of sense would know that.
This.

I think McCrory would have been better off saying he isn't coming back unless there's some sort of ongoing legal stuff that he couldn't talk about (i.e. Di Canio broke his contract but we'll let him walk without any compensation from a new club if waives any claim he *might* have and promises to shut up).

I also think any Di Canio return would actually be more divisive with fans than a lot of people might at first think.
[quote][p][bold]stfcknowitall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: LADIES AND GENTS! A Petition has been created - Let's get in rocking!!!! http://ww w.ipetitions.co m/petition/bringpaol oback/ LET'S WIN THE LEAGUE![/p][/quote]I wouldn't sign this to save my life. Paolo's gone, get over it..he's burnt his bridges and anyone with a bit of sense would know that.[/p][/quote]This. I think McCrory would have been better off saying he isn't coming back unless there's some sort of ongoing legal stuff that he couldn't talk about (i.e. Di Canio broke his contract but we'll let him walk without any compensation from a new club if waives any claim he *might* have and promises to shut up). I also think any Di Canio return would actually be more divisive with fans than a lot of people might at first think. Jeremy Hilary Boob
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6:38pm Mon 25 Feb 13

King Red says...

International Robin2 wrote:
LADIES AND GENTS!
A Petition has been created - Let's get in rocking!!!!
http://ww
w.ipetitions.co
m/petition/bringpaol

oback/

LET'S WIN THE LEAGUE!
So he can walk away again when he feels like it!
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: LADIES AND GENTS! A Petition has been created - Let's get in rocking!!!! http://ww w.ipetitions.co m/petition/bringpaol oback/ LET'S WIN THE LEAGUE![/p][/quote]So he can walk away again when he feels like it! King Red
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6:40pm Mon 25 Feb 13

NewburyRobin says...

For those clamouring for Paolo's return the statement from the board "we have not spoken to anyone regarding the managerial position" leaves the door wide open for Paolo to pick up the phone & offer to return & finish what he started.
For those clamouring for Paolo's return the statement from the board "we have not spoken to anyone regarding the managerial position" leaves the door wide open for Paolo to pick up the phone & offer to return & finish what he started. NewburyRobin
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6:41pm Mon 25 Feb 13

BillyLucas4me says...

Consider attractive prices for the under 16s, identifiable unemployed and disabled
Sell season ticket holders a bonus ticket for a friend at £7 or £8 or whatever reasonable price works.
Consider attractive prices for the under 16s, identifiable unemployed and disabled Sell season ticket holders a bonus ticket for a friend at £7 or £8 or whatever reasonable price works. BillyLucas4me
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6:41pm Mon 25 Feb 13

BillyLucas4me says...

Consider attractive prices for the under 16s, identifiable unemployed and disabled
Sell season ticket holders a bonus ticket for a friend at £7 or £8 or whatever reasonable price works.
Consider attractive prices for the under 16s, identifiable unemployed and disabled Sell season ticket holders a bonus ticket for a friend at £7 or £8 or whatever reasonable price works. BillyLucas4me
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6:42pm Mon 25 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
So after that press conference we know nothing! not impressed at all and although it is early days this guy can not believe he is chairman of swindon town and or can i!,why mention about luton town? time will tell but on first impressions, instincts,this could go wrong just because black wanted a quick sale and these people were keen to get the deal done,who are the companies backing the club? we should know in my opinion.
Good point. It makes everything seem very shadowy. I have no objection to a major investor staying in the background, as Black preferred to do, but remaining anonymous is another thing entirely. Doesn't seem right to me.
The Football League were Happy Den!and it seemed right to them!if it was Shadowy and Anonymous?what's the point of the league's fit and proper?if this wrong as you and Brad think,the League will have a lot to answer for!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don, there might not be anything technically wrong with it. I'm just saying it doesn't feel right. There are plenty of people who thought Black was wrong to have a "hands off" approach. These people are going one step further and staying anonymous.
Well I can tell you Den!the other prospective buyers wanted Black to put the club into Administration and pick-up the pieces on the cheap!Jed and his Gang,went the extra mile and were prepared pay more to keep us out of admin!so you and many others are being very disingenuous by saying this is shadowy and anonymous and doesn't feel right!would it have been right to go into Admin?just to please you and a few others who think this don't FEEL RIGHT?????????????
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: So after that press conference we know nothing! not impressed at all and although it is early days this guy can not believe he is chairman of swindon town and or can i!,why mention about luton town? time will tell but on first impressions, instincts,this could go wrong just because black wanted a quick sale and these people were keen to get the deal done,who are the companies backing the club? we should know in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Good point. It makes everything seem very shadowy. I have no objection to a major investor staying in the background, as Black preferred to do, but remaining anonymous is another thing entirely. Doesn't seem right to me.[/p][/quote]The Football League were Happy Den!and it seemed right to them!if it was Shadowy and Anonymous?what's the point of the league's fit and proper?if this wrong as you and Brad think,the League will have a lot to answer for!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Don, there might not be anything technically wrong with it. I'm just saying it doesn't feel right. There are plenty of people who thought Black was wrong to have a "hands off" approach. These people are going one step further and staying anonymous.[/p][/quote]Well I can tell you Den!the other prospective buyers wanted Black to put the club into Administration and pick-up the pieces on the cheap!Jed and his Gang,went the extra mile and were prepared pay more to keep us out of admin!so you and many others are being very disingenuous by saying this is shadowy and anonymous and doesn't feel right!would it have been right to go into Admin?just to please you and a few others who think this don't FEEL RIGHT????????????? the don69
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6:47pm Mon 25 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
LeGod wrote:
weve all said it on here numerous times but we should have had over 10k for the game on saturday when we are top of the league it should have happenned. Preston had just under 1k so we cant see to get away from the normal crowd size on matchdays.

I hope we are going to get some positive feedback from the new board today and not smoke screens.

we have an important run in now and some tough away games coming up so if they are serious about getting into the championship then they need to act quickly in getting in additional players and a quality manager.

Everything seems to laid back at the moment and the momentum needs to get going.
I think it takes an awful lot of time to build up a fanbase. Pretty sure I read somewhere that it took Reading ten years to get from the sort of level we're at to what they've got now.

Obviously being in a higher division helps a lot, but people get in/get out of the habit of going to the CG regularly.

The killer factor for ST is that if we start to do well we haven't got the capacity to cash in. Even if it's just for a cup match v ManYoo or Arsenal we can't get more than another 3000 or soTown fans than we normally do, so the benefits of a big cup match in terms of attracting new fans is also small.

We might not fill a 20,000 CG in the FLC every week but we could sometimes - so we can start to draw more fans in, even if it's not every week (at least to begin with).
This is a very fair point - fans are attracted to the club through attractive football over several seasons - I've witnessed 5 people saying that they will now come back to watch us more regularly......and then....!!!??
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.....as per bluddy usual we shoot ourselves in the foot with yet another 'unexpected episode'....from Play-Offs to relegation or from near top of the league to near Admin....it all serves to put a blip into the progress.
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Regardless of your view Paolo was a big draw and more so the football and commitment on the pitch....if we don't pick up from where he left off...whoever that is.....then we will lose yet another batch of potential new fans....we've already been set back 6 months on that score following the recent events.
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: weve all said it on here numerous times but we should have had over 10k for the game on saturday when we are top of the league it should have happenned. Preston had just under 1k so we cant see to get away from the normal crowd size on matchdays. I hope we are going to get some positive feedback from the new board today and not smoke screens. we have an important run in now and some tough away games coming up so if they are serious about getting into the championship then they need to act quickly in getting in additional players and a quality manager. Everything seems to laid back at the moment and the momentum needs to get going.[/p][/quote]I think it takes an awful lot of time to build up a fanbase. Pretty sure I read somewhere that it took Reading ten years to get from the sort of level we're at to what they've got now. Obviously being in a higher division helps a lot, but people get in/get out of the habit of going to the CG regularly. The killer factor for ST is that if we start to do well we haven't got the capacity to cash in. Even if it's just for a cup match v ManYoo or Arsenal we can't get more than another 3000 or soTown fans than we normally do, so the benefits of a big cup match in terms of attracting new fans is also small. We might not fill a 20,000 CG in the FLC every week but we could sometimes - so we can start to draw more fans in, even if it's not every week (at least to begin with).[/p][/quote]This is a very fair point - fans are attracted to the club through attractive football over several seasons - I've witnessed 5 people saying that they will now come back to watch us more regularly......and then....!!!?? . .....as per bluddy usual we shoot ourselves in the foot with yet another 'unexpected episode'....from Play-Offs to relegation or from near top of the league to near Admin....it all serves to put a blip into the progress. . Regardless of your view Paolo was a big draw and more so the football and commitment on the pitch....if we don't pick up from where he left off...whoever that is.....then we will lose yet another batch of potential new fans....we've already been set back 6 months on that score following the recent events. SAPFanSTFC
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6:48pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

old town robin wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Psychedelic Syd wrote:
SouthcoastRed wrote:
I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too?
Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge.
A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach.

Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost.

I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge.

Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm.

Coyr's
Re schools. I heard that's exactly what MK Dons did when they first moved up to Milton Keynes. Lots of player visits and free tickets for kids for around 3 or 4 seasons and look at their gates now - bigger than ours most weeks. Makes sense to hook them young and once the kids have got a free ticket they drag an adult along with them! We should be getting better gates than we do and this is a good ploy.
Huddersfield gave away free season tickets to under-11s when they moved to their new ground. Had 1000 take them up on it.

Quid a kid is great but depends a kid having someone to take them - £20 is a lot of money if you're not interested in it yourself and are just going because the little 'un wants to go. Maybe a scheme where the club can get CRB checked adults to look after a bunch of kids - teachers taking their class or something - and drop them off somewhere for the parents to pick up after the match?

Also, some flexible pricing. Choose a couple of rubbish looking matches per season and drop the price to a tenner. The £20/£17 deals were all well but play best to people who go already and who might have been a bit "meh" about Hartlepool. Charge a tenner and others might give it a go.

Also think about selling half-season seasons upto Christmas then promote the second half as possible Christmas presents you can give someone.

And what about discounts for block bookings for those people who can't do or can't afford season tickets? What your seat for the next six games? Great - but you only have to pay for five games. Same goes if you want six tickets for the next game, three tickets for both of the next two or two tickets for the next three. Six tickets - pay for five.

If we're doing well you can drop some of these because there would be no seats left, but as long as you don't annoy season ticket holders by making other promotions cheaper (i.e. decide all this up front) then surely getting people in is a good thing? You've got programme sales, food and drink, plus the possibility that they'll come back again.
To be honest Jez, I don't think the marketing people are actually in sync with how to promote the club, may change now we have a new board, certainly hope so, a few good ideas there, just like ot see the bank open for every home game
I think successive boards have been a bit rubbish at marketing the club.

Maybe you need to come from Swindon to pick up on some of the unique factors about the place - all the people who've moved here but who have little affiliation to the town and, in some cases, aren't your typical football supporter (or at least your typical lower league supporter).

There's a lot of potential, but I think they need to be a lot more proactive. I think they could do a lot more with kids.

As for the Bank - I'm just now sure how many people you'd get to pay any sort of money to sit/stand in the open in this day and age. In the short term they'd probably be better off sacrificing the seats at the back to enable them to put a very low roof over it to avoid blocking light to the houses backing onto it (the old Kemlyn Road stand at Anfield had a bizarre roof to do this). In the long term they either need to turn the pitch round or buy up houses on Shrivvy Road.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Psychedelic Syd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthcoastRed[/bold] wrote: I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too? Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge. A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach. Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost. I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge. Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm. Coyr's[/p][/quote]Re schools. I heard that's exactly what MK Dons did when they first moved up to Milton Keynes. Lots of player visits and free tickets for kids for around 3 or 4 seasons and look at their gates now - bigger than ours most weeks. Makes sense to hook them young and once the kids have got a free ticket they drag an adult along with them! We should be getting better gates than we do and this is a good ploy.[/p][/quote]Huddersfield gave away free season tickets to under-11s when they moved to their new ground. Had 1000 take them up on it. Quid a kid is great but depends a kid having someone to take them - £20 is a lot of money if you're not interested in it yourself and are just going because the little 'un wants to go. Maybe a scheme where the club can get CRB checked adults to look after a bunch of kids - teachers taking their class or something - and drop them off somewhere for the parents to pick up after the match? Also, some flexible pricing. Choose a couple of rubbish looking matches per season and drop the price to a tenner. The £20/£17 deals were all well but play best to people who go already and who might have been a bit "meh" about Hartlepool. Charge a tenner and others might give it a go. Also think about selling half-season seasons upto Christmas then promote the second half as possible Christmas presents you can give someone. And what about discounts for block bookings for those people who can't do or can't afford season tickets? What your seat for the next six games? Great - but you only have to pay for five games. Same goes if you want six tickets for the next game, three tickets for both of the next two or two tickets for the next three. Six tickets - pay for five. If we're doing well you can drop some of these because there would be no seats left, but as long as you don't annoy season ticket holders by making other promotions cheaper (i.e. decide all this up front) then surely getting people in is a good thing? You've got programme sales, food and drink, plus the possibility that they'll come back again.[/p][/quote]To be honest Jez, I don't think the marketing people are actually in sync with how to promote the club, may change now we have a new board, certainly hope so, a few good ideas there, just like ot see the bank open for every home game[/p][/quote]I think successive boards have been a bit rubbish at marketing the club. Maybe you need to come from Swindon to pick up on some of the unique factors about the place - all the people who've moved here but who have little affiliation to the town and, in some cases, aren't your typical football supporter (or at least your typical lower league supporter). There's a lot of potential, but I think they need to be a lot more proactive. I think they could do a lot more with kids. As for the Bank - I'm just now sure how many people you'd get to pay any sort of money to sit/stand in the open in this day and age. In the short term they'd probably be better off sacrificing the seats at the back to enable them to put a very low roof over it to avoid blocking light to the houses backing onto it (the old Kemlyn Road stand at Anfield had a bizarre roof to do this). In the long term they either need to turn the pitch round or buy up houses on Shrivvy Road. Jeremy Hilary Boob
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6:53pm Mon 25 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
stfcknowitall wrote:
International Robin2 wrote:
LADIES AND GENTS! A Petition has been created - Let's get in rocking!!!! http://ww w.ipetitions.co m/petition/bringpaol oback/ LET'S WIN THE LEAGUE!
I wouldn't sign this to save my life. Paolo's gone, get over it..he's burnt his bridges and anyone with a bit of sense would know that.
This.

I think McCrory would have been better off saying he isn't coming back unless there's some sort of ongoing legal stuff that he couldn't talk about (i.e. Di Canio broke his contract but we'll let him walk without any compensation from a new club if waives any claim he *might* have and promises to shut up).

I also think any Di Canio return would actually be more divisive with fans than a lot of people might at first think.
Divisive? - no change there then so he may as well come back!

Some interesting names on the petition so far including mine there are - Black, Clarke, Caddis, Constable, Dusty Miller and of course Paolo himself.

Football humour - love it!

JHB you may be right with the legal stuff and look forward to one day piecing together all the various elements to this whole story.
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcknowitall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: LADIES AND GENTS! A Petition has been created - Let's get in rocking!!!! http://ww w.ipetitions.co m/petition/bringpaol oback/ LET'S WIN THE LEAGUE![/p][/quote]I wouldn't sign this to save my life. Paolo's gone, get over it..he's burnt his bridges and anyone with a bit of sense would know that.[/p][/quote]This. I think McCrory would have been better off saying he isn't coming back unless there's some sort of ongoing legal stuff that he couldn't talk about (i.e. Di Canio broke his contract but we'll let him walk without any compensation from a new club if waives any claim he *might* have and promises to shut up). I also think any Di Canio return would actually be more divisive with fans than a lot of people might at first think.[/p][/quote]Divisive? - no change there then so he may as well come back! Some interesting names on the petition so far including mine there are - Black, Clarke, Caddis, Constable, Dusty Miller and of course Paolo himself. Football humour - love it! JHB you may be right with the legal stuff and look forward to one day piecing together all the various elements to this whole story. sp1dersw3b
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6:55pm Mon 25 Feb 13

London Red says...

Love the way some think signing a petition will simply bring PdC back!
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Remember he was not sacked - he quit and may not want to come back
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Having 10k sing his name and pleading for him to stay did nothing - why will a few signatures on ipetition do anything?
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@ Dreams - still not sure how Wes is so unprofessional? Do footballers have 8pm bedtimes? Would he have been unprofessional staying up and watching MoTD and the FL show?
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Drinking with Jed - no issue if a simple one off bonding exercise
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Also did they have a shandy or two or were they do slammers like there was no tomorrow?
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Then again Reid stopped a coach once after a heavy defeat and got all the Sunderland squad ansolutely **** - after that they went on a great run
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If players booze all the time it is bad but now and again is fine
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Drinkgate was bad not for the boozing but the fact they did it while PdC was flying out due to the death of his mother that day!
Love the way some think signing a petition will simply bring PdC back! . Remember he was not sacked - he quit and may not want to come back . Having 10k sing his name and pleading for him to stay did nothing - why will a few signatures on ipetition do anything? . @ Dreams - still not sure how Wes is so unprofessional? Do footballers have 8pm bedtimes? Would he have been unprofessional staying up and watching MoTD and the FL show? . Drinking with Jed - no issue if a simple one off bonding exercise . Also did they have a shandy or two or were they do slammers like there was no tomorrow? . Then again Reid stopped a coach once after a heavy defeat and got all the Sunderland squad ansolutely **** - after that they went on a great run . If players booze all the time it is bad but now and again is fine . Drinkgate was bad not for the boozing but the fact they did it while PdC was flying out due to the death of his mother that day! London Red
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7:08pm Mon 25 Feb 13

HOOKEY says...

Hoddle then great news
Hoddle then great news HOOKEY
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7:08pm Mon 25 Feb 13

avo says...

Goo dpoint above, but hardly been put back 6 months! 4 points from 6 and 2nd in the table does not warrant a 6 month backward step.
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We could however find this episode leads to far worse a setback in the long run, but really, at this stage its too early to tell surely?
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Equally though, we have every chance of promotion still, and this could end up being a footballing 'storm in a teacup' when talking about the managerial saga alone.
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My current view on it is that I'm almost prepared to forgive Mr Di Canio and have him return until the end of the season, just to ensure that we at least have somebody on the sidelines to make the important tactical decisions during the games, something that was blatantly missing on Saturday.
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I almost believe I'd rather have anybody right now over nobody as this is where we will throw it away if anywhere, and the new board must realise this if they are seriously considering promotion this season?
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With all that in mind, in 10 games time if we find we have slumped and the attractive style of play has totally deserted us then yes, the long term implications of that in terms of new fans could be terminal, but then that would mean that those new fans had witnessed a lot of what had gone before, and that I find equally hard to believe given the general apathy towards Swindon Town Football club within its catchment areas.
Goo dpoint above, but hardly been put back 6 months! 4 points from 6 and 2nd in the table does not warrant a 6 month backward step. . We could however find this episode leads to far worse a setback in the long run, but really, at this stage its too early to tell surely? . Equally though, we have every chance of promotion still, and this could end up being a footballing 'storm in a teacup' when talking about the managerial saga alone. . My current view on it is that I'm almost prepared to forgive Mr Di Canio and have him return until the end of the season, just to ensure that we at least have somebody on the sidelines to make the important tactical decisions during the games, something that was blatantly missing on Saturday. . I almost believe I'd rather have anybody right now over nobody as this is where we will throw it away if anywhere, and the new board must realise this if they are seriously considering promotion this season? . With all that in mind, in 10 games time if we find we have slumped and the attractive style of play has totally deserted us then yes, the long term implications of that in terms of new fans could be terminal, but then that would mean that those new fans had witnessed a lot of what had gone before, and that I find equally hard to believe given the general apathy towards Swindon Town Football club within its catchment areas. avo
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7:16pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

the don69 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
So after that press conference we know nothing! not impressed at all and although it is early days this guy can not believe he is chairman of swindon town and or can i!,why mention about luton town? time will tell but on first impressions, instincts,this could go wrong just because black wanted a quick sale and these people were keen to get the deal done,who are the companies backing the club? we should know in my opinion.
Good point. It makes everything seem very shadowy. I have no objection to a major investor staying in the background, as Black preferred to do, but remaining anonymous is another thing entirely. Doesn't seem right to me.
The Football League were Happy Den!and it seemed right to them!if it was Shadowy and Anonymous?what's the point of the league's fit and proper?if this wrong as you and Brad think,the League will have a lot to answer for!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don, there might not be anything technically wrong with it. I'm just saying it doesn't feel right. There are plenty of people who thought Black was wrong to have a "hands off" approach. These people are going one step further and staying anonymous.
Well I can tell you Den!the other prospective buyers wanted Black to put the club into Administration and pick-up the pieces on the cheap!Jed and his Gang,went the extra mile and were prepared pay more to keep us out of admin!so you and many others are being very disingenuous by saying this is shadowy and anonymous and doesn't feel right!would it have been right to go into Admin?just to please you and a few others who think this don't FEEL RIGHT?????????????
Don, I am not being disingenuous at all! I strongly believe that the ownership of all football clubs should be transparent. The fact that other prospective owners wanted to put the club into administration has got nothing to do with it. The new owners may well have gone the extra mile and deserve credit for that. And I'm not just saying they are anonymous. If they don't tell us who they are, then they ARE anonymous.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: So after that press conference we know nothing! not impressed at all and although it is early days this guy can not believe he is chairman of swindon town and or can i!,why mention about luton town? time will tell but on first impressions, instincts,this could go wrong just because black wanted a quick sale and these people were keen to get the deal done,who are the companies backing the club? we should know in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Good point. It makes everything seem very shadowy. I have no objection to a major investor staying in the background, as Black preferred to do, but remaining anonymous is another thing entirely. Doesn't seem right to me.[/p][/quote]The Football League were Happy Den!and it seemed right to them!if it was Shadowy and Anonymous?what's the point of the league's fit and proper?if this wrong as you and Brad think,the League will have a lot to answer for!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Don, there might not be anything technically wrong with it. I'm just saying it doesn't feel right. There are plenty of people who thought Black was wrong to have a "hands off" approach. These people are going one step further and staying anonymous.[/p][/quote]Well I can tell you Den!the other prospective buyers wanted Black to put the club into Administration and pick-up the pieces on the cheap!Jed and his Gang,went the extra mile and were prepared pay more to keep us out of admin!so you and many others are being very disingenuous by saying this is shadowy and anonymous and doesn't feel right!would it have been right to go into Admin?just to please you and a few others who think this don't FEEL RIGHT?????????????[/p][/quote]Don, I am not being disingenuous at all! I strongly believe that the ownership of all football clubs should be transparent. The fact that other prospective owners wanted to put the club into administration has got nothing to do with it. The new owners may well have gone the extra mile and deserve credit for that. And I'm not just saying they are anonymous. If they don't tell us who they are, then they ARE anonymous. Oi Den!
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7:32pm Mon 25 Feb 13

castle9 says...

When we get round to appointing a manager just wait for the ''I'm not going again until so and so leaves''!

All those that said they wouldn't go until PDC left have been quiet on expressing their rediscovered loyalty (unless I have missed something).

Another thing that does my head in is all these comments waiting for the CLUB to come up with further initiatives to get people along. WE all have a responsibility. As fans we are the best marketing resource and we need to encourage friends/kids etc to come along and get hooked - just like we did.

Some of the lack of awareness on here is frightening! There are free tickets for under 10s and have been for years and there is a family section!!???

Start by bringing ONE person along tomorrow night. If you want the Club to go places, the only way is to get more people through the gate.

Although I believe we need to build a new/revamped stadium with better facilities to achieve an increase in our fanbase - just like Reading (who were surviving on crowds of 4,000).
When we get round to appointing a manager just wait for the ''I'm not going again until so and so leaves''! All those that said they wouldn't go until PDC left have been quiet on expressing their rediscovered loyalty (unless I have missed something). Another thing that does my head in is all these comments waiting for the CLUB to come up with further initiatives to get people along. WE all have a responsibility. As fans we are the best marketing resource and we need to encourage friends/kids etc to come along and get hooked - just like we did. Some of the lack of awareness on here is frightening! There are free tickets for under 10s and have been for years and there is a family section!!??? Start by bringing ONE person along tomorrow night. If you want the Club to go places, the only way is to get more people through the gate. Although I believe we need to build a new/revamped stadium with better facilities to achieve an increase in our fanbase - just like Reading (who were surviving on crowds of 4,000). castle9
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7:35pm Mon 25 Feb 13

mike1990 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
So after that press conference we know nothing! not impressed at all and although it is early days this guy can not believe he is chairman of swindon town and or can i!,why mention about luton town? time will tell but on first impressions, instincts,this could go wrong just because black wanted a quick sale and these people were keen to get the deal done,who are the companies backing the club? we should know in my opinion.
Good point. It makes everything seem very shadowy. I have no objection to a major investor staying in the background, as Black preferred to do, but remaining anonymous is another thing entirely. Doesn't seem right to me.
The Football League were Happy Den!and it seemed right to them!if it was Shadowy and Anonymous?what's the point of the league's fit and proper?if this wrong as you and Brad think,the League will have a lot to answer for!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don, there might not be anything technically wrong with it. I'm just saying it doesn't feel right. There are plenty of people who thought Black was wrong to have a "hands off" approach. These people are going one step further and staying anonymous.
Well I can tell you Den!the other prospective buyers wanted Black to put the club into Administration and pick-up the pieces on the cheap!Jed and his Gang,went the extra mile and were prepared pay more to keep us out of admin!so you and many others are being very disingenuous by saying this is shadowy and anonymous and doesn't feel right!would it have been right to go into Admin?just to please you and a few others who think this don't FEEL RIGHT?????????????
Don, I am not being disingenuous at all! I strongly believe that the ownership of all football clubs should be transparent. The fact that other prospective owners wanted to put the club into administration has got nothing to do with it. The new owners may well have gone the extra mile and deserve credit for that. And I'm not just saying they are anonymous. If they don't tell us who they are, then they ARE anonymous.
they are not anonymous oi den,the league knows who they are,the meaning of the word anonymous-unknown,no
body knows who they are?just because you,me don't know who they are,but the league knows the the other board member know,so they are known.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: So after that press conference we know nothing! not impressed at all and although it is early days this guy can not believe he is chairman of swindon town and or can i!,why mention about luton town? time will tell but on first impressions, instincts,this could go wrong just because black wanted a quick sale and these people were keen to get the deal done,who are the companies backing the club? we should know in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Good point. It makes everything seem very shadowy. I have no objection to a major investor staying in the background, as Black preferred to do, but remaining anonymous is another thing entirely. Doesn't seem right to me.[/p][/quote]The Football League were Happy Den!and it seemed right to them!if it was Shadowy and Anonymous?what's the point of the league's fit and proper?if this wrong as you and Brad think,the League will have a lot to answer for!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Don, there might not be anything technically wrong with it. I'm just saying it doesn't feel right. There are plenty of people who thought Black was wrong to have a "hands off" approach. These people are going one step further and staying anonymous.[/p][/quote]Well I can tell you Den!the other prospective buyers wanted Black to put the club into Administration and pick-up the pieces on the cheap!Jed and his Gang,went the extra mile and were prepared pay more to keep us out of admin!so you and many others are being very disingenuous by saying this is shadowy and anonymous and doesn't feel right!would it have been right to go into Admin?just to please you and a few others who think this don't FEEL RIGHT?????????????[/p][/quote]Don, I am not being disingenuous at all! I strongly believe that the ownership of all football clubs should be transparent. The fact that other prospective owners wanted to put the club into administration has got nothing to do with it. The new owners may well have gone the extra mile and deserve credit for that. And I'm not just saying they are anonymous. If they don't tell us who they are, then they ARE anonymous.[/p][/quote]they are not anonymous oi den,the league knows who they are,the meaning of the word anonymous-unknown,no body knows who they are?just because you,me don't know who they are,but the league knows the the other board member know,so they are known. mike1990
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7:36pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Doctor red says...

Oldhamred wrote:
HOOKEY wrote:
Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand
Because Newton & Ridley paid for it to be built?????
Hookey


Were you on that jury the other day?
Ficko!
[quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand[/p][/quote]Because Newton & Ridley paid for it to be built?????[/p][/quote]Hookey Were you on that jury the other day? Ficko! Doctor red
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7:38pm Mon 25 Feb 13

old town robin says...

MITTED wrote:
themoonraker wrote:
MITTED wrote:
Psychedelic Syd wrote:
SouthcoastRed wrote:
I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too?
Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge.
A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach.

Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost.

I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge.

Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm.

Coyr's
Re schools. I heard that's exactly what MK Dons did when they first moved up to Milton Keynes. Lots of player visits and free tickets for kids for around 3 or 4 seasons and look at their gates now - bigger than ours most weeks. Makes sense to hook them young and once the kids have got a free ticket they drag an adult along with them! We should be getting better gates than we do and this is a good ploy.
Under 10s go free at the CG and have done for years! The problem is getting their couch-potato parents off their arses to take them to games!

I take somebody elses youngster because the father can't be a***d. And yes, the dad can afford to go himself.
COYR
good old mitted.....as patronising as usual with no respect for anybody else or their circumstances
What a patronising response! I have the utmost respect for those with GENUINE difficult circumstances but you can bet your bottom dollar that the overwhelming majority would make the effort if ManUre or Chelski were in town. You only have to look back at the bleating from those who couldn't get tickets for the Villa game because they weren't on the club database, which tells us a lot! Periodically, I take 4 or 5 other kids to games as well and in every case, they all want to go regularly but with the exception of one, their parents can't be bothered even though it is well within their respective means to at least take them to the occassional game. At least those kids are now all Town fans! If that is patronising, then I hope a lot more fans can do the same!!!!!
COYR
don't sound like Dave has too much time for your efforts Mitted, keep up the good work at least you try to do your bit and it gives an insight as to why some parents have other things to do on a saturday afternoon than spend time doing with their children.

My mum and dad's special day was Sunday to get some peace and quiet, me and my bruv were shipped off to Sunday school to sing Jesus wants me for a sunbeam or all things bright and beautiful, we were all innocent kids in those days. But dad did take me to games on a Saturday, but I was passed down to the front to stand behind the goal. dads didn't need to hold our hands in those days. lol

Winter Sundays were scheite, but come the summer dad played cricket and our Sunday afternoons were brilliant waiting for that coach to pick us up to travel to such outpost as carterton and nailsworth and a stop off at a pub on the way home. happy days.
[quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]themoonraker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Psychedelic Syd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthcoastRed[/bold] wrote: I've always believed that swindon need to be much more active in local schools. If the players are going in.... Meeting the kids, training with them and dishing out free tickets, surely the parents have to come along too? Even if swindon starts out as their 2nd team, they will soon be hooked when they realise they can't get to old Trafford or Stamford bridge. A good old fashioned hearts and mind psy-ops approach. Also, as a fan who travels from London for every game I would like to see deals with the rail companies to help with the cost. I know it gets said a lot, but the fan base for town is potentially huge. Press conference sounds positive. I am in full support of the new board (what choice do we have). I sincerely hope nick Watkins stays as CEO - he's a rock for us and has been a level head through many a storm. Coyr's[/p][/quote]Re schools. I heard that's exactly what MK Dons did when they first moved up to Milton Keynes. Lots of player visits and free tickets for kids for around 3 or 4 seasons and look at their gates now - bigger than ours most weeks. Makes sense to hook them young and once the kids have got a free ticket they drag an adult along with them! We should be getting better gates than we do and this is a good ploy.[/p][/quote]Under 10s go free at the CG and have done for years! The problem is getting their couch-potato parents off their arses to take them to games! I take somebody elses youngster because the father can't be a***d. And yes, the dad can afford to go himself. COYR[/p][/quote]good old mitted.....as patronising as usual with no respect for anybody else or their circumstances[/p][/quote]What a patronising response! I have the utmost respect for those with GENUINE difficult circumstances but you can bet your bottom dollar that the overwhelming majority would make the effort if ManUre or Chelski were in town. You only have to look back at the bleating from those who couldn't get tickets for the Villa game because they weren't on the club database, which tells us a lot! Periodically, I take 4 or 5 other kids to games as well and in every case, they all want to go regularly but with the exception of one, their parents can't be bothered even though it is well within their respective means to at least take them to the occassional game. At least those kids are now all Town fans! If that is patronising, then I hope a lot more fans can do the same!!!!! COYR[/p][/quote]don't sound like Dave has too much time for your efforts Mitted, keep up the good work at least you try to do your bit and it gives an insight as to why some parents have other things to do on a saturday afternoon than spend time doing with their children. My mum and dad's special day was Sunday to get some peace and quiet, me and my bruv were shipped off to Sunday school to sing Jesus wants me for a sunbeam or all things bright and beautiful, we were all innocent kids in those days. But dad did take me to games on a Saturday, but I was passed down to the front to stand behind the goal. dads didn't need to hold our hands in those days. lol Winter Sundays were scheite, but come the summer dad played cricket and our Sunday afternoons were brilliant waiting for that coach to pick us up to travel to such outpost as carterton and nailsworth and a stop off at a pub on the way home. happy days. old town robin
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7:49pm Mon 25 Feb 13

HOOKEY says...

Doctor red wrote:
Oldhamred wrote:
HOOKEY wrote:
Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand
Because Newton & Ridley paid for it to be built?????
Hookey


Were you on that jury the other day?
Ficko!
Ya i was sat next to you
[quote][p][bold]Doctor red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand[/p][/quote]Because Newton & Ridley paid for it to be built?????[/p][/quote]Hookey Were you on that jury the other day? Ficko![/p][/quote]Ya i was sat next to you HOOKEY
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7:54pm Mon 25 Feb 13

old town robin says...

London Red wrote:
Love the way some think signing a petition will simply bring PdC back!
.
Remember he was not sacked - he quit and may not want to come back
.
Having 10k sing his name and pleading for him to stay did nothing - why will a few signatures on ipetition do anything?
.
@ Dreams - still not sure how Wes is so unprofessional? Do footballers have 8pm bedtimes? Would he have been unprofessional staying up and watching MoTD and the FL show?
.
Drinking with Jed - no issue if a simple one off bonding exercise
.
Also did they have a shandy or two or were they do slammers like there was no tomorrow?
.
Then again Reid stopped a coach once after a heavy defeat and got all the Sunderland squad ansolutely **** - after that they went on a great run
.
If players booze all the time it is bad but now and again is fine
.
Drinkgate was bad not for the boozing but the fact they did it while PdC was flying out due to the death of his mother that day!
LR, not sure where you heard 10k singing his name, certainly wasn't saturday against PNE.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Love the way some think signing a petition will simply bring PdC back! . Remember he was not sacked - he quit and may not want to come back . Having 10k sing his name and pleading for him to stay did nothing - why will a few signatures on ipetition do anything? . @ Dreams - still not sure how Wes is so unprofessional? Do footballers have 8pm bedtimes? Would he have been unprofessional staying up and watching MoTD and the FL show? . Drinking with Jed - no issue if a simple one off bonding exercise . Also did they have a shandy or two or were they do slammers like there was no tomorrow? . Then again Reid stopped a coach once after a heavy defeat and got all the Sunderland squad ansolutely **** - after that they went on a great run . If players booze all the time it is bad but now and again is fine . Drinkgate was bad not for the boozing but the fact they did it while PdC was flying out due to the death of his mother that day![/p][/quote]LR, not sure where you heard 10k singing his name, certainly wasn't saturday against PNE. old town robin
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8:00pm Mon 25 Feb 13

old town robin says...

HOOKEY wrote:
Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand
Well there was a horse called Arkell, but think it might have something to do with the brewery at Kingsdown that sponser the stand. if you're old enough, next time you visit a Arkells pub try a 3 B's, if you're having problems with your bowel movements it will help you sort it out.
[quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand[/p][/quote]Well there was a horse called Arkell, but think it might have something to do with the brewery at Kingsdown that sponser the stand. if you're old enough, next time you visit a Arkells pub try a 3 B's, if you're having problems with your bowel movements it will help you sort it out. old town robin
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8:16pm Mon 25 Feb 13

the wizard says...

old town robin wrote:
HOOKEY wrote:
Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand
Well there was a horse called Arkell, but think it might have something to do with the brewery at Kingsdown that sponser the stand. if you're old enough, next time you visit a Arkells pub try a 3 B's, if you're having problems with your bowel movements it will help you sort it out.
Did the horse get sponsored by Tesco's.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand[/p][/quote]Well there was a horse called Arkell, but think it might have something to do with the brewery at Kingsdown that sponser the stand. if you're old enough, next time you visit a Arkells pub try a 3 B's, if you're having problems with your bowel movements it will help you sort it out.[/p][/quote]Did the horse get sponsored by Tesco's. the wizard
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8:28pm Mon 25 Feb 13

the don69 says...

the wizard wrote:
old town robin wrote:
HOOKEY wrote:
Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand
Well there was a horse called Arkell, but think it might have something to do with the brewery at Kingsdown that sponser the stand. if you're old enough, next time you visit a Arkells pub try a 3 B's, if you're having problems with your bowel movements it will help you sort it out.
Did the horse get sponsored by Tesco's.
Did Old Town have a Burger for his dinner tonight I wonder????
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: Why is one of our stands called the arkells stand[/p][/quote]Well there was a horse called Arkell, but think it might have something to do with the brewery at Kingsdown that sponser the stand. if you're old enough, next time you visit a Arkells pub try a 3 B's, if you're having problems with your bowel movements it will help you sort it out.[/p][/quote]Did the horse get sponsored by Tesco's.[/p][/quote]Did Old Town have a Burger for his dinner tonight I wonder???? the don69
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8:29pm Mon 25 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Time for a giggle today has got too serious.

Q. What do you call it when an Italian has one arm shorter than the other?

A. A speech impediment.

Q How do you get a sweet little 80-year-old lady to say the 'F' word?

A. Get another sweet little 80-year-old lady to yell, 'BINGO!


A man walks out to the street and catches a taxi just going by.

He gets into the taxi and the cabbie says, "Perfect timing.
You're just like Frank."
Passenger:"Who?"
Cabbie: "Frank Feldman. He's a guy who did everything right all
the time. Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things
happened like that to Frank Feldman every single time."
Passenger: "There are always a few clouds over everybody."
Cabbie: "Not Frank Feldman. He was a terrific athlete. He could
have won the Grand Slam at tennis. He could golf with the pros. He sang
like an opera baritone and danced like a Broadway star and you should
have heard him play the piano. He was an amazing guy."
Passenger: "Sounds like he was something really special."
Cabbie: "There's more ...He had a memory like a computer. He remembered
everybody's birthday. He knew all about wine, which foods to order and which fork
to eat them with. He could fix anything. Not like me. I change a fuse, and
the whole street blacks out. But Frank Feldman, he could do everything
right."
Passenger: "Wow, some guy then."
Cabbie: "He always knew the quickest way to go in traffic and avoid traffic
jams. Not like me, I always seem to get stuck in them. But Frank, he never
made a mistake, and he really knew how to treat a woman and make her feel good.
He would never answer her back even if she was in the wrong; and his
clothing was always immaculate, shoes highly polished too. He was the
perfect man! He never made a mistake. No one could ever measure up to
Frank Feldman."
Passenger: "An amazing fellow. How did you meet him?"
Cabbie: "Well, I never actually met Frank. He died...... I'm married to his @#:}{+**..........
widow."
Time for a giggle today has got too serious. Q. What do you call it when an Italian has one arm shorter than the other? A. A speech impediment. Q How do you get a sweet little 80-year-old lady to say the 'F' word? A. Get another sweet little 80-year-old lady to yell, 'BINGO! A man walks out to the street and catches a taxi just going by. He gets into the taxi and the cabbie says, "Perfect timing. You're just like Frank." Passenger:"Who?" Cabbie: "Frank Feldman. He's a guy who did everything right all the time. Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things happened like that to Frank Feldman every single time." Passenger: "There are always a few clouds over everybody." Cabbie: "Not Frank Feldman. He was a terrific athlete. He could have won the Grand Slam at tennis. He could golf with the pros. He sang like an opera baritone and danced like a Broadway star and you should have heard him play the piano. He was an amazing guy." Passenger: "Sounds like he was something really special." Cabbie: "There's more ...He had a memory like a computer. He remembered everybody's birthday. He knew all about wine, which foods to order and which fork to eat them with. He could fix anything. Not like me. I change a fuse, and the whole street blacks out. But Frank Feldman, he could do everything right." Passenger: "Wow, some guy then." Cabbie: "He always knew the quickest way to go in traffic and avoid traffic jams. Not like me, I always seem to get stuck in them. But Frank, he never made a mistake, and he really knew how to treat a woman and make her feel good. He would never answer her back even if she was in the wrong; and his clothing was always immaculate, shoes highly polished too. He was the perfect man! He never made a mistake. No one could ever measure up to Frank Feldman." Passenger: "An amazing fellow. How did you meet him?" Cabbie: "Well, I never actually met Frank. He died...... I'm married to his @#:}{+**.......... widow." the wizard
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8:33pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Okus Road says...

old town robin wrote:
London Red wrote:
Love the way some think signing a petition will simply bring PdC back!
.
Remember he was not sacked - he quit and may not want to come back
.
Having 10k sing his name and pleading for him to stay did nothing - why will a few signatures on ipetition do anything?
.
@ Dreams - still not sure how Wes is so unprofessional? Do footballers have 8pm bedtimes? Would he have been unprofessional staying up and watching MoTD and the FL show?
.
Drinking with Jed - no issue if a simple one off bonding exercise
.
Also did they have a shandy or two or were they do slammers like there was no tomorrow?
.
Then again Reid stopped a coach once after a heavy defeat and got all the Sunderland squad ansolutely **** - after that they went on a great run
.
If players booze all the time it is bad but now and again is fine
.
Drinkgate was bad not for the boozing but the fact they did it while PdC was flying out due to the death of his mother that day!
LR, not sure where you heard 10k singing his name, certainly wasn't saturday against PNE.
That would be the game v Hartlepool
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Love the way some think signing a petition will simply bring PdC back! . Remember he was not sacked - he quit and may not want to come back . Having 10k sing his name and pleading for him to stay did nothing - why will a few signatures on ipetition do anything? . @ Dreams - still not sure how Wes is so unprofessional? Do footballers have 8pm bedtimes? Would he have been unprofessional staying up and watching MoTD and the FL show? . Drinking with Jed - no issue if a simple one off bonding exercise . Also did they have a shandy or two or were they do slammers like there was no tomorrow? . Then again Reid stopped a coach once after a heavy defeat and got all the Sunderland squad ansolutely **** - after that they went on a great run . If players booze all the time it is bad but now and again is fine . Drinkgate was bad not for the boozing but the fact they did it while PdC was flying out due to the death of his mother that day![/p][/quote]LR, not sure where you heard 10k singing his name, certainly wasn't saturday against PNE.[/p][/quote]That would be the game v Hartlepool Okus Road
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8:40pm Mon 25 Feb 13

London Red says...

No OTR it was against Hartlepool when he was the manager
.
OK I was just over 9k but you get the point - if that didn't make him stay an online petition will do diddly squat!
.
Saw on the other thread the Telegraph has linked Wise with us - I think I must be alone in bein delighted if that was true
.
He certainly had fitness up there with PdC and think he would give us that lift to take us up as Champions
.
Did he play with Ward at Millwall - possible number 2?
No OTR it was against Hartlepool when he was the manager . OK I was just over 9k but you get the point - if that didn't make him stay an online petition will do diddly squat! . Saw on the other thread the Telegraph has linked Wise with us - I think I must be alone in bein delighted if that was true . He certainly had fitness up there with PdC and think he would give us that lift to take us up as Champions . Did he play with Ward at Millwall - possible number 2? London Red
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8:41pm Mon 25 Feb 13

London Red says...

Or even better Wilkins with Wise!
.
Though that won't happen
Or even better Wilkins with Wise! . Though that won't happen London Red
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8:53pm Mon 25 Feb 13

davel4848 says...

London Red wrote:
Or even better Wilkins with Wise!
.
Though that won't happen
Wilkins ? I hope that's a joke.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Or even better Wilkins with Wise! . Though that won't happen[/p][/quote]Wilkins ? I hope that's a joke. davel4848
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8:56pm Mon 25 Feb 13

glasred says...

Miller and Ward have been put in charge so as not to disrupt or spoil the "PDC formula at the club"
Why...because I believe Mc Crory will re appoint PDC very shortly.
Keep with the winning formula,let PDC finish the job he started,and get STFC promoted to the Championship this season.
Sky news seem to agree with this theory and the way is being made for The return of our genious manager!
Come back PDC!!! finish the job....YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!!!! COYR!!!!!!
Miller and Ward have been put in charge so as not to disrupt or spoil the "PDC formula at the club" Why...because I believe Mc Crory will re appoint PDC very shortly. Keep with the winning formula,let PDC finish the job he started,and get STFC promoted to the Championship this season. Sky news seem to agree with this theory and the way is being made for The return of our genious manager! Come back PDC!!! finish the job....YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!!!! COYR!!!!!! glasred
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8:59pm Mon 25 Feb 13

stutest says...

Well it has been a mixed bag of emotions for me over the last few weeks.
I think the new board deserve a chance and I for one hope that they can keep the ball rolling. Only time will really tell.

I feel betrayed and let down by PdC and feel that he didn't need to quit when he did. That said I guess I am a bit of a sucker as I would have him back tomorrow (however remote that prospect seems). He c*cked it up and made a mistake, this makes him human along with the rest of us, although I sometimes wonder when I read some of the comments on here!

I would forgive him once and give him a second chance if he wants it of course,

Just look at the possible replacements mentioned so far, they fill me with apathy at least PdC stirred the place up.
I have gone home after every pdc game with a smile on my face either from the performances on the pitch or the post match interviews.

I don't want a safe grey suit to feed me
platitudes and cliches, I want someone with pride and passion and a vision. In my heart I know this won't be PdC but it was interesting while it lasted and a tall order for the next guy.

I will always be a Town fan come hell or high water and whoever gets the job will receive my support.

Players come, managers come and boards come, they all go eventually it's the supporters who make the club.

We are always here to enjoy the highs and take the gut wrenching lows cos thats the lot of a Town fan.

CYR
Well it has been a mixed bag of emotions for me over the last few weeks. I think the new board deserve a chance and I for one hope that they can keep the ball rolling. Only time will really tell. I feel betrayed and let down by PdC and feel that he didn't need to quit when he did. That said I guess I am a bit of a sucker as I would have him back tomorrow (however remote that prospect seems). He c*cked it up and made a mistake, this makes him human along with the rest of us, although I sometimes wonder when I read some of the comments on here! I would forgive him once and give him a second chance if he wants it of course, Just look at the possible replacements mentioned so far, they fill me with apathy at least PdC stirred the place up. I have gone home after every pdc game with a smile on my face either from the performances on the pitch or the post match interviews. I don't want a safe grey suit to feed me platitudes and cliches, I want someone with pride and passion and a vision. In my heart I know this won't be PdC but it was interesting while it lasted and a tall order for the next guy. I will always be a Town fan come hell or high water and whoever gets the job will receive my support. Players come, managers come and boards come, they all go eventually it's the supporters who make the club. We are always here to enjoy the highs and take the gut wrenching lows cos thats the lot of a Town fan. CYR stutest
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9:01pm Mon 25 Feb 13

mikewebb says...

the wizard wrote:
Time for a giggle today has got too serious.

Q. What do you call it when an Italian has one arm shorter than the other?

A. A speech impediment.

Q How do you get a sweet little 80-year-old lady to say the 'F' word?

A. Get another sweet little 80-year-old lady to yell, 'BINGO!


A man walks out to the street and catches a taxi just going by.

He gets into the taxi and the cabbie says, "Perfect timing.
You're just like Frank."
Passenger:"Who?"
Cabbie: "Frank Feldman. He's a guy who did everything right all
the time. Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things
happened like that to Frank Feldman every single time."
Passenger: "There are always a few clouds over everybody."
Cabbie: "Not Frank Feldman. He was a terrific athlete. He could
have won the Grand Slam at tennis. He could golf with the pros. He sang
like an opera baritone and danced like a Broadway star and you should
have heard him play the piano. He was an amazing guy."
Passenger: "Sounds like he was something really special."
Cabbie: "There's more ...He had a memory like a computer. He remembered
everybody's birthday. He knew all about wine, which foods to order and which fork
to eat them with. He could fix anything. Not like me. I change a fuse, and
the whole street blacks out. But Frank Feldman, he could do everything
right."
Passenger: "Wow, some guy then."
Cabbie: "He always knew the quickest way to go in traffic and avoid traffic
jams. Not like me, I always seem to get stuck in them. But Frank, he never
made a mistake, and he really knew how to treat a woman and make her feel good.
He would never answer her back even if she was in the wrong; and his
clothing was always immaculate, shoes highly polished too. He was the
perfect man! He never made a mistake. No one could ever measure up to
Frank Feldman."
Passenger: "An amazing fellow. How did you meet him?"
Cabbie: "Well, I never actually met Frank. He died...... I'm married to his @#:}{+**..........
widow."
I think our next manager will feel like the cabbie in your joke wiz. Best just hope king paolo comes back. Good joke btw
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Time for a giggle today has got too serious. Q. What do you call it when an Italian has one arm shorter than the other? A. A speech impediment. Q How do you get a sweet little 80-year-old lady to say the 'F' word? A. Get another sweet little 80-year-old lady to yell, 'BINGO! A man walks out to the street and catches a taxi just going by. He gets into the taxi and the cabbie says, "Perfect timing. You're just like Frank." Passenger:"Who?" Cabbie: "Frank Feldman. He's a guy who did everything right all the time. Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things happened like that to Frank Feldman every single time." Passenger: "There are always a few clouds over everybody." Cabbie: "Not Frank Feldman. He was a terrific athlete. He could have won the Grand Slam at tennis. He could golf with the pros. He sang like an opera baritone and danced like a Broadway star and you should have heard him play the piano. He was an amazing guy." Passenger: "Sounds like he was something really special." Cabbie: "There's more ...He had a memory like a computer. He remembered everybody's birthday. He knew all about wine, which foods to order and which fork to eat them with. He could fix anything. Not like me. I change a fuse, and the whole street blacks out. But Frank Feldman, he could do everything right." Passenger: "Wow, some guy then." Cabbie: "He always knew the quickest way to go in traffic and avoid traffic jams. Not like me, I always seem to get stuck in them. But Frank, he never made a mistake, and he really knew how to treat a woman and make her feel good. He would never answer her back even if she was in the wrong; and his clothing was always immaculate, shoes highly polished too. He was the perfect man! He never made a mistake. No one could ever measure up to Frank Feldman." Passenger: "An amazing fellow. How did you meet him?" Cabbie: "Well, I never actually met Frank. He died...... I'm married to his @#:}{+**.......... widow."[/p][/quote]I think our next manager will feel like the cabbie in your joke wiz. Best just hope king paolo comes back. Good joke btw mikewebb
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9:01pm Mon 25 Feb 13

SimonPrice351 says...

Wizard - very funny, thanks for those.

Bradley - at risk of being labelled a doom merchant and a Pox/Bummuff fan, I too agree. Something is not sitting right here - and it is not the kebab I had last night!

Banbury fans who I have spoken with have said a few 'choice' things about Jed and he is not Mr. Big Bucks.

I am just hoping Jed and co. are for real and this is not a Munto type deal. If Jed is for real and there is money there then fine, but I will treat this with caution. Perry Deakin on board as well does NOT fillme with enthusiasm.
Wizard - very funny, thanks for those. Bradley - at risk of being labelled a doom merchant and a Pox/Bummuff fan, I too agree. Something is not sitting right here - and it is not the kebab I had last night! Banbury fans who I have spoken with have said a few 'choice' things about Jed and he is not Mr. Big Bucks. I am just hoping Jed and co. are for real and this is not a Munto type deal. If Jed is for real and there is money there then fine, but I will treat this with caution. Perry Deakin on board as well does NOT fillme with enthusiasm. SimonPrice351
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9:04pm Mon 25 Feb 13

mikewebb says...

glasred wrote:
Miller and Ward have been put in charge so as not to disrupt or spoil the "PDC formula at the club"
Why...because I believe Mc Crory will re appoint PDC very shortly.
Keep with the winning formula,let PDC finish the job he started,and get STFC promoted to the Championship this season.
Sky news seem to agree with this theory and the way is being made for The return of our genious manager!
Come back PDC!!! finish the job....YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!!!! COYR!!!!!!
God i hope your right.
[quote][p][bold]glasred[/bold] wrote: Miller and Ward have been put in charge so as not to disrupt or spoil the "PDC formula at the club" Why...because I believe Mc Crory will re appoint PDC very shortly. Keep with the winning formula,let PDC finish the job he started,and get STFC promoted to the Championship this season. Sky news seem to agree with this theory and the way is being made for The return of our genious manager! Come back PDC!!! finish the job....YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!!!! COYR!!!!!![/p][/quote]God i hope your right. mikewebb
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9:07pm Mon 25 Feb 13

glasred says...

Wheres all the energy and enthusiasm gone folks?!!
A bit flat isnt it...even though we are second in the table with superior goal difference.
Passion got us to the top of the table...and PDC alone provided that!!!
Come back PDC..finish the job!
All the others potential managers mentioned make me feel like going to sleep!!!
Mc Crory and PDC....get together and sort it!!!!! COYR!!!!!!
Wheres all the energy and enthusiasm gone folks?!! A bit flat isnt it...even though we are second in the table with superior goal difference. Passion got us to the top of the table...and PDC alone provided that!!! Come back PDC..finish the job! All the others potential managers mentioned make me feel like going to sleep!!! Mc Crory and PDC....get together and sort it!!!!! COYR!!!!!! glasred
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9:08pm Mon 25 Feb 13

London Red says...

Why a joke? Wilkins is an excellent coach and has a great record
.
What with winning the League Cup, Cup Winners Cup, European Super Cup and FA Cup with Vialli
.
He then was Wise's assistant at Millwall when they reached the FA Cup final
.
He then was assistant for the U21 when they were really good under Taylor
.
He then returned to win the Double at Chelsea with Ancelotti
.
Yeah he would be totally useless for us - what was I thinking!!!
Why a joke? Wilkins is an excellent coach and has a great record . What with winning the League Cup, Cup Winners Cup, European Super Cup and FA Cup with Vialli . He then was Wise's assistant at Millwall when they reached the FA Cup final . He then was assistant for the U21 when they were really good under Taylor . He then returned to win the Double at Chelsea with Ancelotti . Yeah he would be totally useless for us - what was I thinking!!! London Red
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9:08pm Mon 25 Feb 13

pat.swindon.f.c. says...

Strong rumours circulating that Steve Coppell will be appointed until the end of the season.That would be a long stay for him!Reported that he will be guests of our
new dynamic "Movers and Shakers"at the CG watching his old club,Bury,"The
Shakers"take on the Town.Otherwise the
three "W"sWise(with Ward at Milwall),
Wilkins to see us through to end of this season.........and promotion!!!!
Strong rumours circulating that Steve Coppell will be appointed until the end of the season.That would be a long stay for him!Reported that he will be guests of our new dynamic "Movers and Shakers"at the CG watching his old club,Bury,"The Shakers"take on the Town.Otherwise the three "W"sWise(with Ward at Milwall), Wilkins to see us through to end of this season.........and promotion!!!! pat.swindon.f.c.
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9:13pm Mon 25 Feb 13

glasred says...

Mc Crory on Sky sports news 2 mins ago inviting PDC to come and discuss unfinished business!!!!
Come back PDC!!!!! COYR!!!!
Mc Crory on Sky sports news 2 mins ago inviting PDC to come and discuss unfinished business!!!! Come back PDC!!!!! COYR!!!! glasred
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9:14pm Mon 25 Feb 13

LydiardRED67 says...

SimonPrice351 wrote:
Wizard - very funny, thanks for those.

Bradley - at risk of being labelled a doom merchant and a Pox/Bummuff fan, I too agree. Something is not sitting right here - and it is not the kebab I had last night!

Banbury fans who I have spoken with have said a few 'choice' things about Jed and he is not Mr. Big Bucks.

I am just hoping Jed and co. are for real and this is not a Munto type deal. If Jed is for real and there is money there then fine, but I will treat this with caution. Perry Deakin on board as well does NOT fillme with enthusiasm.
Where does Perry Deakin fit in. I thoughtvhe was not involved....
[quote][p][bold]SimonPrice351[/bold] wrote: Wizard - very funny, thanks for those. Bradley - at risk of being labelled a doom merchant and a Pox/Bummuff fan, I too agree. Something is not sitting right here - and it is not the kebab I had last night! Banbury fans who I have spoken with have said a few 'choice' things about Jed and he is not Mr. Big Bucks. I am just hoping Jed and co. are for real and this is not a Munto type deal. If Jed is for real and there is money there then fine, but I will treat this with caution. Perry Deakin on board as well does NOT fillme with enthusiasm.[/p][/quote]Where does Perry Deakin fit in. I thoughtvhe was not involved.... LydiardRED67
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9:14pm Mon 25 Feb 13

old town robin says...

London Red wrote:
No OTR it was against Hartlepool when he was the manager
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OK I was just over 9k but you get the point - if that didn't make him stay an online petition will do diddly squat!
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Saw on the other thread the Telegraph has linked Wise with us - I think I must be alone in bein delighted if that was true
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He certainly had fitness up there with PdC and think he would give us that lift to take us up as Champions
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Did he play with Ward at Millwall - possible number 2?
Wise would not be a bad shout LR, don't think masterbates ever paid us the compensation when he went to Leeds, probably why we ended up with half their reserves.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: No OTR it was against Hartlepool when he was the manager . OK I was just over 9k but you get the point - if that didn't make him stay an online petition will do diddly squat! . Saw on the other thread the Telegraph has linked Wise with us - I think I must be alone in bein delighted if that was true . He certainly had fitness up there with PdC and think he would give us that lift to take us up as Champions . Did he play with Ward at Millwall - possible number 2?[/p][/quote]Wise would not be a bad shout LR, don't think masterbates ever paid us the compensation when he went to Leeds, probably why we ended up with half their reserves. old town robin
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9:19pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

London Red wrote:
Love the way some think signing a petition will simply bring PdC back!
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Remember he was not sacked - he quit and may not want to come back
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Having 10k sing his name and pleading for him to stay did nothing - why will a few signatures on ipetition do anything?
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@ Dreams - still not sure how Wes is so unprofessional? Do footballers have 8pm bedtimes? Would he have been unprofessional staying up and watching MoTD and the FL show?
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Drinking with Jed - no issue if a simple one off bonding exercise
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Also did they have a shandy or two or were they do slammers like there was no tomorrow?
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Then again Reid stopped a coach once after a heavy defeat and got all the Sunderland squad ansolutely **** - after that they went on a great run
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If players booze all the time it is bad but now and again is fine
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Drinkgate was bad not for the boozing but the fact they did it while PdC was flying out due to the death of his mother that day!
Agree with you there LR, people seem to forget (or conveniently ignore) that PdC walked out on us, as Jed said he was staggered that DiCanio left, after all the emotional plea's from the fans to stay.

I'm not sure I would welcome him back now, but if he does I would expect a full apology to the Fans and club and a cast iron agreement that he would stay until the end of his contract.

I don't see a problem with the odd drink or a bit of team bonding, but the players have been seen out drinking quite a few times in Town since DiCanio left, I don't want to go back to the old days, Ward & Miller must put down a 72hr curfew before games!
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Love the way some think signing a petition will simply bring PdC back! . Remember he was not sacked - he quit and may not want to come back . Having 10k sing his name and pleading for him to stay did nothing - why will a few signatures on ipetition do anything? . @ Dreams - still not sure how Wes is so unprofessional? Do footballers have 8pm bedtimes? Would he have been unprofessional staying up and watching MoTD and the FL show? . Drinking with Jed - no issue if a simple one off bonding exercise . Also did they have a shandy or two or were they do slammers like there was no tomorrow? . Then again Reid stopped a coach once after a heavy defeat and got all the Sunderland squad ansolutely **** - after that they went on a great run . If players booze all the time it is bad but now and again is fine . Drinkgate was bad not for the boozing but the fact they did it while PdC was flying out due to the death of his mother that day![/p][/quote]Agree with you there LR, people seem to forget (or conveniently ignore) that PdC walked out on us, as Jed said he was staggered that DiCanio left, after all the emotional plea's from the fans to stay. I'm not sure I would welcome him back now, but if he does I would expect a full apology to the Fans and club and a cast iron agreement that he would stay until the end of his contract. I don't see a problem with the odd drink or a bit of team bonding, but the players have been seen out drinking quite a few times in Town since DiCanio left, I don't want to go back to the old days, Ward & Miller must put down a 72hr curfew before games! Davidsyrett
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9:21pm Mon 25 Feb 13

mikewebb says...

London Red wrote:
Why a joke? Wilkins is an excellent coach and has a great record
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What with winning the League Cup, Cup Winners Cup, European Super Cup and FA Cup with Vialli
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He then was Wise's assistant at Millwall when they reached the FA Cup final
.
He then was assistant for the U21 when they were really good under Taylor
.
He then returned to win the Double at Chelsea with Ancelotti
.
Yeah he would be totally useless for us - what was I thinking!!!
But we're looking for a manager not a no 2. remember Gorman, a great no 2 may not step up so well
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Why a joke? Wilkins is an excellent coach and has a great record . What with winning the League Cup, Cup Winners Cup, European Super Cup and FA Cup with Vialli . He then was Wise's assistant at Millwall when they reached the FA Cup final . He then was assistant for the U21 when they were really good under Taylor . He then returned to win the Double at Chelsea with Ancelotti . Yeah he would be totally useless for us - what was I thinking!!![/p][/quote]But we're looking for a manager not a no 2. remember Gorman, a great no 2 may not step up so well mikewebb
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9:25pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Tomcat 1944 says...

I listened to the press conference and must say I don't think I know any more than I did before. Nothing, it seems, has been done about a new manager or indeed the reinstatement of PDC other than to say that a meeting will take place with Ward and Miller to discuss the situation. Jed Mc did say on Points West,however, he would be open to a discussion with PDC - how that happens I'm not sure as he did not say he would arrange it. New ground they have not thought about, loan players not a mention. All that was said was we have only been here 2 days, surely in the weeks this has been going on the new lot must have had some thoughts about forward planning, or am I being silly. Not sure I heard that Perry Deakin was on the board. To a certain extent I got the impression the new lot are basking in the fact they achieved their aim, I just hope they have the oomph to achieve ours as supporters.
I listened to the press conference and must say I don't think I know any more than I did before. Nothing, it seems, has been done about a new manager or indeed the reinstatement of PDC other than to say that a meeting will take place with Ward and Miller to discuss the situation. Jed Mc did say on Points West,however, he would be open to a discussion with PDC - how that happens I'm not sure as he did not say he would arrange it. New ground they have not thought about, loan players not a mention. All that was said was we have only been here 2 days, surely in the weeks this has been going on the new lot must have had some thoughts about forward planning, or am I being silly. Not sure I heard that Perry Deakin was on the board. To a certain extent I got the impression the new lot are basking in the fact they achieved their aim, I just hope they have the oomph to achieve ours as supporters. Tomcat 1944
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9:26pm Mon 25 Feb 13

mancrobin says...

mike1990 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
So after that press conference we know nothing! not impressed at all and although it is early days this guy can not believe he is chairman of swindon town and or can i!,why mention about luton town? time will tell but on first impressions, instincts,this could go wrong just because black wanted a quick sale and these people were keen to get the deal done,who are the companies backing the club? we should know in my opinion.
Good point. It makes everything seem very shadowy. I have no objection to a major investor staying in the background, as Black preferred to do, but remaining anonymous is another thing entirely. Doesn't seem right to me.
The Football League were Happy Den!and it seemed right to them!if it was Shadowy and Anonymous?what's the point of the league's fit and proper?if this wrong as you and Brad think,the League will have a lot to answer for!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don, there might not be anything technically wrong with it. I'm just saying it doesn't feel right. There are plenty of people who thought Black was wrong to have a "hands off" approach. These people are going one step further and staying anonymous.
Well I can tell you Den!the other prospective buyers wanted Black to put the club into Administration and pick-up the pieces on the cheap!Jed and his Gang,went the extra mile and were prepared pay more to keep us out of admin!so you and many others are being very disingenuous by saying this is shadowy and anonymous and doesn't feel right!would it have been right to go into Admin?just to please you and a few others who think this don't FEEL RIGHT?????????????
Don, I am not being disingenuous at all! I strongly believe that the ownership of all football clubs should be transparent. The fact that other prospective owners wanted to put the club into administration has got nothing to do with it. The new owners may well have gone the extra mile and deserve credit for that. And I'm not just saying they are anonymous. If they don't tell us who they are, then they ARE anonymous.
they are not anonymous oi den,the league knows who they are,the meaning of the word anonymous-unknown,no

body knows who they are?just because you,me don't know who they are,but the league knows the the other board member know,so they are known.
Den, I think you just been hit with a passing shot while moving in to the net.

Apologies for mixing my sports.
[quote][p][bold]mike1990[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: So after that press conference we know nothing! not impressed at all and although it is early days this guy can not believe he is chairman of swindon town and or can i!,why mention about luton town? time will tell but on first impressions, instincts,this could go wrong just because black wanted a quick sale and these people were keen to get the deal done,who are the companies backing the club? we should know in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Good point. It makes everything seem very shadowy. I have no objection to a major investor staying in the background, as Black preferred to do, but remaining anonymous is another thing entirely. Doesn't seem right to me.[/p][/quote]The Football League were Happy Den!and it seemed right to them!if it was Shadowy and Anonymous?what's the point of the league's fit and proper?if this wrong as you and Brad think,the League will have a lot to answer for!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Don, there might not be anything technically wrong with it. I'm just saying it doesn't feel right. There are plenty of people who thought Black was wrong to have a "hands off" approach. These people are going one step further and staying anonymous.[/p][/quote]Well I can tell you Den!the other prospective buyers wanted Black to put the club into Administration and pick-up the pieces on the cheap!Jed and his Gang,went the extra mile and were prepared pay more to keep us out of admin!so you and many others are being very disingenuous by saying this is shadowy and anonymous and doesn't feel right!would it have been right to go into Admin?just to please you and a few others who think this don't FEEL RIGHT?????????????[/p][/quote]Don, I am not being disingenuous at all! I strongly believe that the ownership of all football clubs should be transparent. The fact that other prospective owners wanted to put the club into administration has got nothing to do with it. The new owners may well have gone the extra mile and deserve credit for that. And I'm not just saying they are anonymous. If they don't tell us who they are, then they ARE anonymous.[/p][/quote]they are not anonymous oi den,the league knows who they are,the meaning of the word anonymous-unknown,no body knows who they are?just because you,me don't know who they are,but the league knows the the other board member know,so they are known.[/p][/quote]Den, I think you just been hit with a passing shot while moving in to the net. Apologies for mixing my sports. mancrobin
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9:33pm Mon 25 Feb 13

SouthcoastRed says...

castle9 wrote:
When we get round to appointing a manager just wait for the ''I'm not going again until so and so leaves''!

All those that said they wouldn't go until PDC left have been quiet on expressing their rediscovered loyalty (unless I have missed something).

Another thing that does my head in is all these comments waiting for the CLUB to come up with further initiatives to get people along. WE all have a responsibility. As fans we are the best marketing resource and we need to encourage friends/kids etc to come along and get hooked - just like we did.

Some of the lack of awareness on here is frightening! There are free tickets for under 10s and have been for years and there is a family section!!???

Start by bringing ONE person along tomorrow night. If you want the Club to go places, the only way is to get more people through the gate.

Although I believe we need to build a new/revamped stadium with better facilities to achieve an increase in our fanbase - just like Reading (who were surviving on crowds of 4,000).
Offering free tickets to under 10's is in no way the same as players and club representatives actively going in to schools to promote the club.
By offering free tickets the responsibility will be upon an adult to bring a child (thus the adult already has an interest in the club).... however, by promoting the club in schools you can enthuse the child to put pressure on their parents to bring them...Its also a low cost venture.

I agree that bringing someone to a game is a good way of promoting the club. However, it is not practical for people like me who make a 170m round trip each week.

I do my bit. Every member of my 8-man team at work has a swindon town mug. We could afford to put a roof on the stratton bank with the money I've pumped in to the club buying crockery.
[quote][p][bold]castle9[/bold] wrote: When we get round to appointing a manager just wait for the ''I'm not going again until so and so leaves''! All those that said they wouldn't go until PDC left have been quiet on expressing their rediscovered loyalty (unless I have missed something). Another thing that does my head in is all these comments waiting for the CLUB to come up with further initiatives to get people along. WE all have a responsibility. As fans we are the best marketing resource and we need to encourage friends/kids etc to come along and get hooked - just like we did. Some of the lack of awareness on here is frightening! There are free tickets for under 10s and have been for years and there is a family section!!??? Start by bringing ONE person along tomorrow night. If you want the Club to go places, the only way is to get more people through the gate. Although I believe we need to build a new/revamped stadium with better facilities to achieve an increase in our fanbase - just like Reading (who were surviving on crowds of 4,000).[/p][/quote]Offering free tickets to under 10's is in no way the same as players and club representatives actively going in to schools to promote the club. By offering free tickets the responsibility will be upon an adult to bring a child (thus the adult already has an interest in the club).... however, by promoting the club in schools you can enthuse the child to put pressure on their parents to bring them...Its also a low cost venture. I agree that bringing someone to a game is a good way of promoting the club. However, it is not practical for people like me who make a 170m round trip each week. I do my bit. Every member of my 8-man team at work has a swindon town mug. We could afford to put a roof on the stratton bank with the money I've pumped in to the club buying crockery. SouthcoastRed
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9:35pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Lambourn Red says...

LydiardRED67 wrote:
SimonPrice351 wrote:
Wizard - very funny, thanks for those.

Bradley - at risk of being labelled a doom merchant and a Pox/Bummuff fan, I too agree. Something is not sitting right here - and it is not the kebab I had last night!

Banbury fans who I have spoken with have said a few 'choice' things about Jed and he is not Mr. Big Bucks.

I am just hoping Jed and co. are for real and this is not a Munto type deal. If Jed is for real and there is money there then fine, but I will treat this with caution. Perry Deakin on board as well does NOT fillme with enthusiasm.
Where does Perry Deakin fit in. I thoughtvhe was not involved....
He does not as he is not involved with this consortium. Jed has already stated publicly on a number of occasions that Deakin is not part of the group
[quote][p][bold]LydiardRED67[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SimonPrice351[/bold] wrote: Wizard - very funny, thanks for those. Bradley - at risk of being labelled a doom merchant and a Pox/Bummuff fan, I too agree. Something is not sitting right here - and it is not the kebab I had last night! Banbury fans who I have spoken with have said a few 'choice' things about Jed and he is not Mr. Big Bucks. I am just hoping Jed and co. are for real and this is not a Munto type deal. If Jed is for real and there is money there then fine, but I will treat this with caution. Perry Deakin on board as well does NOT fillme with enthusiasm.[/p][/quote]Where does Perry Deakin fit in. I thoughtvhe was not involved....[/p][/quote]He does not as he is not involved with this consortium. Jed has already stated publicly on a number of occasions that Deakin is not part of the group Lambourn Red
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9:36pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

If Paolo comes back I will support him and the team. If he doesn't I will support the new man and the team.

One thing for sure, the new board are on a hiding to nothing. If they hire a new man and we fail to gain promotion there will be desenting voices.

BREAKING NEWS:

Mothercare have removed their Bumper Play food pack from sale after traces of Rocking Horse DNA was found in the burgers.

COYMR
If Paolo comes back I will support him and the team. If he doesn't I will support the new man and the team. One thing for sure, the new board are on a hiding to nothing. If they hire a new man and we fail to gain promotion there will be desenting voices. BREAKING NEWS: Mothercare have removed their Bumper Play food pack from sale after traces of Rocking Horse DNA was found in the burgers. COYMR Oxon-Red
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10:07pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Mobyok says...

I can't help feeling that all McCrory's intimations that he would welcome Paolo back as manager is nothing more than a PR stunt. If he and the rest of the new owners really appreciated the value of what Paolo has achieved they would have contacted him before the recent deadline and implored him to reconsider. If your girlfriend told you that she was off unless she heard from you by a certain date, you would have a hard job convincing her a week later that you loved her, by suggesting that you thought it better to respect her decision!
We do not have the luxury of time as McCrory seems to think. There is just a couple of points separating the top teams. Unless we act very quickly and get the right manager and some quality loans in soon, we will find ourselves outside the play offs and struggling to catch up.
Please Mr McCrory, stop trying to appease the fan's by desperately trying to present yourself in the right light and saying all the right things. I will believe you have the best intentions for our club when you go all out to maintain our promotion push, even if it hurts.
I can't help feeling that all McCrory's intimations that he would welcome Paolo back as manager is nothing more than a PR stunt. If he and the rest of the new owners really appreciated the value of what Paolo has achieved they would have contacted him before the recent deadline and implored him to reconsider. If your girlfriend told you that she was off unless she heard from you by a certain date, you would have a hard job convincing her a week later that you loved her, by suggesting that you thought it better to respect her decision! We do not have the luxury of time as McCrory seems to think. There is just a couple of points separating the top teams. Unless we act very quickly and get the right manager and some quality loans in soon, we will find ourselves outside the play offs and struggling to catch up. Please Mr McCrory, stop trying to appease the fan's by desperately trying to present yourself in the right light and saying all the right things. I will believe you have the best intentions for our club when you go all out to maintain our promotion push, even if it hurts. Mobyok
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10:09pm Mon 25 Feb 13

old town robin says...

London Red wrote:
Why a joke? Wilkins is an excellent coach and has a great record
.
What with winning the League Cup, Cup Winners Cup, European Super Cup and FA Cup with Vialli
.
He then was Wise's assistant at Millwall when they reached the FA Cup final
.
He then was assistant for the U21 when they were really good under Taylor
.
He then returned to win the Double at Chelsea with Ancelotti
.
Yeah he would be totally useless for us - what was I thinking!!!
I don't think it was a bad shout LR, I'm not a Chelsea supporter, but never did understand why he lost his job there, I think his best asset with Ancelotti was being the intermediate between the management and players, obviously didn't go down with those that got rid of him.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Why a joke? Wilkins is an excellent coach and has a great record . What with winning the League Cup, Cup Winners Cup, European Super Cup and FA Cup with Vialli . He then was Wise's assistant at Millwall when they reached the FA Cup final . He then was assistant for the U21 when they were really good under Taylor . He then returned to win the Double at Chelsea with Ancelotti . Yeah he would be totally useless for us - what was I thinking!!![/p][/quote]I don't think it was a bad shout LR, I'm not a Chelsea supporter, but never did understand why he lost his job there, I think his best asset with Ancelotti was being the intermediate between the management and players, obviously didn't go down with those that got rid of him. old town robin
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10:10pm Mon 25 Feb 13

London Red says...

Mike we are looking for a mgt TEAM - even Fergie and Mourinho have teams
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What I said was I would be delighted with a Wise / Wilkins combo
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We would then have contacts at Brighton, Watford and Blackpool as well as Chelsea to get loanees in to boost the squad and push us over the line
Mike we are looking for a mgt TEAM - even Fergie and Mourinho have teams . What I said was I would be delighted with a Wise / Wilkins combo . We would then have contacts at Brighton, Watford and Blackpool as well as Chelsea to get loanees in to boost the squad and push us over the line London Red
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10:14pm Mon 25 Feb 13

old town robin says...

LydiardRED67 wrote:
SimonPrice351 wrote:
Wizard - very funny, thanks for those.

Bradley - at risk of being labelled a doom merchant and a Pox/Bummuff fan, I too agree. Something is not sitting right here - and it is not the kebab I had last night!

Banbury fans who I have spoken with have said a few 'choice' things about Jed and he is not Mr. Big Bucks.

I am just hoping Jed and co. are for real and this is not a Munto type deal. If Jed is for real and there is money there then fine, but I will treat this with caution. Perry Deakin on board as well does NOT fillme with enthusiasm.
Where does Perry Deakin fit in. I thoughtvhe was not involved....
Well unless Lydiardred know something we don't, he's not!
[quote][p][bold]LydiardRED67[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SimonPrice351[/bold] wrote: Wizard - very funny, thanks for those. Bradley - at risk of being labelled a doom merchant and a Pox/Bummuff fan, I too agree. Something is not sitting right here - and it is not the kebab I had last night! Banbury fans who I have spoken with have said a few 'choice' things about Jed and he is not Mr. Big Bucks. I am just hoping Jed and co. are for real and this is not a Munto type deal. If Jed is for real and there is money there then fine, but I will treat this with caution. Perry Deakin on board as well does NOT fillme with enthusiasm.[/p][/quote]Where does Perry Deakin fit in. I thoughtvhe was not involved....[/p][/quote]Well unless Lydiardred know something we don't, he's not! old town robin
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10:34pm Mon 25 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

glasred wrote:
Wheres all the energy and enthusiasm gone folks?!!
A bit flat isnt it...even though we are second in the table with superior goal difference.
Passion got us to the top of the table...and PDC alone provided that!!!
Come back PDC..finish the job!
All the others potential managers mentioned make me feel like going to sleep!!!
Mc Crory and PDC....get together and sort it!!!!! COYR!!!!!!
Yes please bring back the best thing to happen to our Club in years.

Sick to death with the depressing and boring past.
It made travelling away fun again rather than I must go because I am a loyal supporter.
[quote][p][bold]glasred[/bold] wrote: Wheres all the energy and enthusiasm gone folks?!! A bit flat isnt it...even though we are second in the table with superior goal difference. Passion got us to the top of the table...and PDC alone provided that!!! Come back PDC..finish the job! All the others potential managers mentioned make me feel like going to sleep!!! Mc Crory and PDC....get together and sort it!!!!! COYR!!!!!![/p][/quote]Yes please bring back the best thing to happen to our Club in years. Sick to death with the depressing and boring past. It made travelling away fun again rather than I must go because I am a loyal supporter. TheDukeOfBanbury
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10:39pm Mon 25 Feb 13

SimonPrice351 says...

I thought that Perry had been mentioned as part of the take-over, but if he's not part of things at SN1 then apologies.
I thought that Perry had been mentioned as part of the take-over, but if he's not part of things at SN1 then apologies. SimonPrice351
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10:52pm Mon 25 Feb 13

the wizard says...

As there has been rumours numerous about Luton lately here is something off the Beeb web site,

John Still is expected to leave League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge to become boss at non-league Luton Town.

And then it continues.... etc


IKEA has found horse meat in its meatballs, perhaps that is why men are allegedly hung like a horse in Sweden, and the females randy mares.
As there has been rumours numerous about Luton lately here is something off the Beeb web site, John Still is expected to leave League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge to become boss at non-league Luton Town. And then it continues.... etc IKEA has found horse meat in its meatballs, perhaps that is why men are allegedly hung like a horse in Sweden, and the females randy mares. the wizard
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10:56pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Guv says...

The news I have is PDC is coming back!
The news I have is PDC is coming back! Guv
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11:02pm Mon 25 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Guv wrote:
The news I have is PDC is coming back!
Yeah after midnight!he's going to pick the new lock!forgot one of his photo's!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: The news I have is PDC is coming back![/p][/quote]Yeah after midnight!he's going to pick the new lock!forgot one of his photo's!!!!!!!!! the don69
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11:16pm Mon 25 Feb 13

louiscassius says...

PDC???

Your joking me???
PDC??? Your joking me??? louiscassius
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11:29pm Mon 25 Feb 13

bivver says...

Di Canio can go and do one.
When our club nearly went into receivership when we needed cool heads and determination, he had a hissy fit and walked out.
He has shown what his idea of loyalty is and it's worth jack sh!t
Di Canio can go and do one. When our club nearly went into receivership when we needed cool heads and determination, he had a hissy fit and walked out. He has shown what his idea of loyalty is and it's worth jack sh!t bivver
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11:38pm Mon 25 Feb 13

louiscassius says...

Guv wrote:
The news I have is PDC is coming back!
Shut up you freak
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: The news I have is PDC is coming back![/p][/quote]Shut up you freak louiscassius
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11:50pm Mon 25 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Hi Louis,

How are you ? hope you have had a better day today. Not much news, then again I don't think these guys have ever done a press conference before so probably pooing them selves. I think we will get more in drips and drabs over the next few weeks as they settle in. Have a good one mate, cheers.
Hi Louis, How are you ? hope you have had a better day today. Not much news, then again I don't think these guys have ever done a press conference before so probably pooing them selves. I think we will get more in drips and drabs over the next few weeks as they settle in. Have a good one mate, cheers. the wizard
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12:04am Tue 26 Feb 13

billbst says...

Late catching up again but a few points clearer now. Without Jed & Co we would have been into admin with a fire sale of players and probably a min of 20 point deduction. Confirmed from enough angles now. Therefore thank you Jed. Mystery backers authenticated by the FL against a 3 year plan is reassuring even though we know little about the plan. No ground development yet. Jed remains a Luton supporter. Paolo's ghost is still doing the rounds possibly with a new set of keys. This forum is killing me because there is so much to read when you have been away for a day. It was much easier just a few months back. Wonder if it will lead to increased gates or just more non paying non playing managers.
Late catching up again but a few points clearer now. Without Jed & Co we would have been into admin with a fire sale of players and probably a min of 20 point deduction. Confirmed from enough angles now. Therefore thank you Jed. Mystery backers authenticated by the FL against a 3 year plan is reassuring even though we know little about the plan. No ground development yet. Jed remains a Luton supporter. Paolo's ghost is still doing the rounds possibly with a new set of keys. This forum is killing me because there is so much to read when you have been away for a day. It was much easier just a few months back. Wonder if it will lead to increased gates or just more non paying non playing managers. billbst
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12:08am Tue 26 Feb 13

joey butler says...

Guv wrote:
The news I have is PDC is coming back!
Guv,

i must admit that despite all your previous totally inaccurate and rubbish posts, you have finally called this one right.

Yes, PDC is in fact coming back to Swindon and will be signing copies of his new book on Saturday afternoon.

You can find him in WH Smith, as he now has exclusive rights to Chapter 2 of the shortest book in The World.

The Italian Book of War Heroes does indeed feature PDC in the second chapter and his very limited contribution is ghost written for him as usual by his trusty agent, Phil Spencer!!
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: The news I have is PDC is coming back![/p][/quote]Guv, i must admit that despite all your previous totally inaccurate and rubbish posts, you have finally called this one right. Yes, PDC is in fact coming back to Swindon and will be signing copies of his new book on Saturday afternoon. You can find him in WH Smith, as he now has exclusive rights to Chapter 2 of the shortest book in The World. The Italian Book of War Heroes does indeed feature PDC in the second chapter and his very limited contribution is ghost written for him as usual by his trusty agent, Phil Spencer!! joey butler
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12:09am Tue 26 Feb 13

the wizard says...

billbst wrote:
Late catching up again but a few points clearer now. Without Jed & Co we would have been into admin with a fire sale of players and probably a min of 20 point deduction. Confirmed from enough angles now. Therefore thank you Jed. Mystery backers authenticated by the FL against a 3 year plan is reassuring even though we know little about the plan. No ground development yet. Jed remains a Luton supporter. Paolo's ghost is still doing the rounds possibly with a new set of keys. This forum is killing me because there is so much to read when you have been away for a day. It was much easier just a few months back. Wonder if it will lead to increased gates or just more non paying non playing managers.
Did you notice the reference to Edgar Davids on one of the other threads, currently doing a decent job at Barnet. I thought he was a decent shout.
[quote][p][bold]billbst[/bold] wrote: Late catching up again but a few points clearer now. Without Jed & Co we would have been into admin with a fire sale of players and probably a min of 20 point deduction. Confirmed from enough angles now. Therefore thank you Jed. Mystery backers authenticated by the FL against a 3 year plan is reassuring even though we know little about the plan. No ground development yet. Jed remains a Luton supporter. Paolo's ghost is still doing the rounds possibly with a new set of keys. This forum is killing me because there is so much to read when you have been away for a day. It was much easier just a few months back. Wonder if it will lead to increased gates or just more non paying non playing managers.[/p][/quote]Did you notice the reference to Edgar Davids on one of the other threads, currently doing a decent job at Barnet. I thought he was a decent shout. the wizard
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12:21am Tue 26 Feb 13

billbst says...

the wizard wrote:
billbst wrote:
Late catching up again but a few points clearer now. Without Jed & Co we would have been into admin with a fire sale of players and probably a min of 20 point deduction. Confirmed from enough angles now. Therefore thank you Jed. Mystery backers authenticated by the FL against a 3 year plan is reassuring even though we know little about the plan. No ground development yet. Jed remains a Luton supporter. Paolo's ghost is still doing the rounds possibly with a new set of keys. This forum is killing me because there is so much to read when you have been away for a day. It was much easier just a few months back. Wonder if it will lead to increased gates or just more non paying non playing managers.
Did you notice the reference to Edgar Davids on one of the other threads, currently doing a decent job at Barnet. I thought he was a decent shout.
I did Wiz. Not one I had thought about at all. Not even sure if he has a contract at Barnet. So interesting. The way Jed is working with Wardy and Dusty he might end up asking them who they would like to come in to support them until the end of the season. A Lennie Lawrence look alike. Doubt the real thing could be prised away from Bolton.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billbst[/bold] wrote: Late catching up again but a few points clearer now. Without Jed & Co we would have been into admin with a fire sale of players and probably a min of 20 point deduction. Confirmed from enough angles now. Therefore thank you Jed. Mystery backers authenticated by the FL against a 3 year plan is reassuring even though we know little about the plan. No ground development yet. Jed remains a Luton supporter. Paolo's ghost is still doing the rounds possibly with a new set of keys. This forum is killing me because there is so much to read when you have been away for a day. It was much easier just a few months back. Wonder if it will lead to increased gates or just more non paying non playing managers.[/p][/quote]Did you notice the reference to Edgar Davids on one of the other threads, currently doing a decent job at Barnet. I thought he was a decent shout.[/p][/quote]I did Wiz. Not one I had thought about at all. Not even sure if he has a contract at Barnet. So interesting. The way Jed is working with Wardy and Dusty he might end up asking them who they would like to come in to support them until the end of the season. A Lennie Lawrence look alike. Doubt the real thing could be prised away from Bolton. billbst
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1:02am Tue 26 Feb 13

SouthcoastRed says...

Not sure if this means much but PDC's odds of being the next permanent manager have just been slashed from 10/1 to 3/1 on sky bet... Hmmmmm

He's back to 2nd favourite with Teasdale no. 1
Not sure if this means much but PDC's odds of being the next permanent manager have just been slashed from 10/1 to 3/1 on sky bet... Hmmmmm He's back to 2nd favourite with Teasdale no. 1 SouthcoastRed
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5:50am Tue 26 Feb 13

stfc2012 says...

He won't be back. The new board may have to be seen as keeping his options open, perhaps as part of his resignation and previous agreement. If they were serious they'd approach him. It's all still a political battle in the press and they want the fans on side so will be very careful in what they say. Perhaps This also prevents PDC from talking with other clubs. It's common for a cooling off period or gardening leave. Don't think for a minute either party being up front and honest.
He won't be back. The new board may have to be seen as keeping his options open, perhaps as part of his resignation and previous agreement. If they were serious they'd approach him. It's all still a political battle in the press and they want the fans on side so will be very careful in what they say. Perhaps This also prevents PDC from talking with other clubs. It's common for a cooling off period or gardening leave. Don't think for a minute either party being up front and honest. stfc2012
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6:01am Tue 26 Feb 13

glasred says...

Miserable doomongers who have forgotton THIS QUICKLY that without PDC we would be still sitting in Div 2 with 4k gates..not 2nd in L1.
You lot get real...bring back PDC... Now!!!
Miserable doomongers who have forgotton THIS QUICKLY that without PDC we would be still sitting in Div 2 with 4k gates..not 2nd in L1. You lot get real...bring back PDC... Now!!! glasred
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9:46am Tue 26 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

Guv wrote:
The news I have is PDC is coming back!
Pity you could not tell us that PDC had handed in his notice that Tuesday or that the new board had to re-summit their application and that we owe money to Shrewsbury.
Still you have a safe one here as you have 50% chance of being right..
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: The news I have is PDC is coming back![/p][/quote]Pity you could not tell us that PDC had handed in his notice that Tuesday or that the new board had to re-summit their application and that we owe money to Shrewsbury. Still you have a safe one here as you have 50% chance of being right.. swwindon61uk
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9:50am Tue 26 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

glasred wrote:
Miserable doomongers who have forgotton THIS QUICKLY that without PDC we would be still sitting in Div 2 with 4k gates..not 2nd in L1.
You lot get real...bring back PDC... Now!!!
Many managers with PDC's budget would have got us the title last year,Paul Sturrock did it on a lot less.
Gates would still have been 7000 with our without PDC/
And to let you know i will be more than happy to see PDC back.
But i would like a decision one way or another very quickly now.
[quote][p][bold]glasred[/bold] wrote: Miserable doomongers who have forgotton THIS QUICKLY that without PDC we would be still sitting in Div 2 with 4k gates..not 2nd in L1. You lot get real...bring back PDC... Now!!![/p][/quote]Many managers with PDC's budget would have got us the title last year,Paul Sturrock did it on a lot less. Gates would still have been 7000 with our without PDC/ And to let you know i will be more than happy to see PDC back. But i would like a decision one way or another very quickly now. swwindon61uk
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9:52am Tue 26 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
If Paolo comes back I will support him and the team. If he doesn't I will support the new man and the team.

One thing for sure, the new board are on a hiding to nothing. If they hire a new man and we fail to gain promotion there will be desenting voices.

BREAKING NEWS:

Mothercare have removed their Bumper Play food pack from sale after traces of Rocking Horse DNA was found in the burgers.

COYMR
Agreed,there will always be descenting voices though.
If PDC does come back we also might not go up,our away run in is the as tough as it gets with or without him.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: If Paolo comes back I will support him and the team. If he doesn't I will support the new man and the team. One thing for sure, the new board are on a hiding to nothing. If they hire a new man and we fail to gain promotion there will be desenting voices. BREAKING NEWS: Mothercare have removed their Bumper Play food pack from sale after traces of Rocking Horse DNA was found in the burgers. COYMR[/p][/quote]Agreed,there will always be descenting voices though. If PDC does come back we also might not go up,our away run in is the as tough as it gets with or without him. swwindon61uk
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10:58am Tue 26 Feb 13

this/is/it says...

Breaking News!!!!

according to bookmakers, Dennis Wise is back in the running for the managers job!!!!
Breaking News!!!! according to bookmakers, Dennis Wise is back in the running for the managers job!!!! this/is/it
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