Town quiet over Ryan Mason injury

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Town midfielder Ryan Mason has been plagued with injuries in his loan spell with the club Town midfielder Ryan Mason has been plagued with injuries in his loan spell with the club

SWINDON Town were last night staying tight-lipped about Ryan Mason’s recovery time after the midfielder underwent an ankle operation.

Mason had surgery on Monday in an attempt to correct a long-standing problem which flared up again last month, and the on-loan Tottenham midfielder tweeted a picture of himself in his hospital bed after going under the knife.

The 22-year-old wrote: “Just had an op on my ankle to sort this on going problem! Hopefully it's all sorted now and no more problems.”

With just 10 weeks of the League One campaign remaining, it is unclear whether or not Town fans will see the midfielder in action again this term but Swindon remained non-committal on the topic when approached by the Advertiser yesterday.

Manager Mark Cooper politely declined the paper’s request to comment on the situation, while Spurs were not able to offer a timeframe for Mason’s rehabilitation.

Meanwhile, the Adver understands Alex Pritchard is in line for a return to the Town first-team squad for the weekend visit of MK Dons.

Pritchard has missed the Robins’ last three matches with a medial ligament strain but has resumed training at Liddington and should be fit enough to be considered by Cooper for selection on Saturday.

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7:27am Wed 5 Mar 14

Since 1950 says...

Wish the lad a speedy recovery.

On another subject, since our comments are not allowed on the topic. Pleased that Nice Ranger was found not guilty of charges made. I hope he'll behave and return after his injury and repay the faith Town showed. Wish him a speedy recovery as well.

COYR!
Wish the lad a speedy recovery. On another subject, since our comments are not allowed on the topic. Pleased that Nice Ranger was found not guilty of charges made. I hope he'll behave and return after his injury and repay the faith Town showed. Wish him a speedy recovery as well. COYR! Since 1950
  • Score: 22

7:40am Wed 5 Mar 14

wiki27 says...

Ditto 1950 on both counts.

Really hope this was a wake up call for Ranger. We look a much better side with him playing.
Ditto 1950 on both counts. Really hope this was a wake up call for Ranger. We look a much better side with him playing. wiki27
  • Score: 17

7:54am Wed 5 Mar 14

port de soller says...

yes Mason appears to be yet another sick note???sad for the player but what are our coaches doing to these young lads Feel is a fitness issue,I spent 9years in the Royal Marines and during a 9 year enlistment had little injures,just wonder how this lot would rate at the Commando training school in Lympstone????
As for Nile range so so pleased for him like most of us fans,past is past,time to knuckle down and concentrate and work again good result for him justice was done
yes Mason appears to be yet another sick note???sad for the player but what are our coaches doing to these young lads Feel is a fitness issue,I spent 9years in the Royal Marines and during a 9 year enlistment had little injures,just wonder how this lot would rate at the Commando training school in Lympstone???? As for Nile range so so pleased for him like most of us fans,past is past,time to knuckle down and concentrate and work again good result for him justice was done port de soller
  • Score: 2

7:59am Wed 5 Mar 14

itslove says...

If ranger innocent im pleased he got off . but what a bad attitude. have sex tell girl get take the morning after pill. nice fella he aint. if he plays and scores goals i suppose we can suffer him. even tho its a family club.
If ranger innocent im pleased he got off . but what a bad attitude. have sex tell girl get take the morning after pill. nice fella he aint. if he plays and scores goals i suppose we can suffer him. even tho its a family club. itslove
  • Score: -16

8:18am Wed 5 Mar 14

LeGod says...

changing subject - Sheff Utd been in the bottom four most of the season now three points behind us and on an 8 game winning run whereas we are doing the opposite can win for toffee. Just goes to show if we had shown some consistency and more desire we could have been in that top 6 and more likely they will push Peterborough more than us. Next 5 games are crucial for us Sheff utd also have all the top sides to play.
So have we got what it takes or not to at least have a go at making top 6 as i would say only Peterborough really can be caught as they are a bit of a strange team as they are up and down and not consistent.
I would like us to at least make an effort to have a go and play some decent football as we were earlier in the season if we try and we fail and we put in good performances then at least we can be proud of the team that was put together at the last minutes at the start of the season if we just fizzle out and put in poor preformances then i think alot of fans will think hardly about what they are going to do next season.
Mr Cooper rally the troops give them a war time speech and get them motivated and fighting now for the last few games we want to go into every game fighting and battling and not laying goals on a plate as we have done all season. Timne for change and a winning run could make a big difference to the increase in crowds, the atmosphere in the ground and confidence from the players.
Its down to you MC to make it happen starting against the plastic MK Dons this week.
changing subject - Sheff Utd been in the bottom four most of the season now three points behind us and on an 8 game winning run whereas we are doing the opposite can win for toffee. Just goes to show if we had shown some consistency and more desire we could have been in that top 6 and more likely they will push Peterborough more than us. Next 5 games are crucial for us Sheff utd also have all the top sides to play. So have we got what it takes or not to at least have a go at making top 6 as i would say only Peterborough really can be caught as they are a bit of a strange team as they are up and down and not consistent. I would like us to at least make an effort to have a go and play some decent football as we were earlier in the season if we try and we fail and we put in good performances then at least we can be proud of the team that was put together at the last minutes at the start of the season if we just fizzle out and put in poor preformances then i think alot of fans will think hardly about what they are going to do next season. Mr Cooper rally the troops give them a war time speech and get them motivated and fighting now for the last few games we want to go into every game fighting and battling and not laying goals on a plate as we have done all season. Timne for change and a winning run could make a big difference to the increase in crowds, the atmosphere in the ground and confidence from the players. Its down to you MC to make it happen starting against the plastic MK Dons this week. LeGod
  • Score: 6

8:33am Wed 5 Mar 14

old town robin says...

I would think he would need at least 6 weeks for the ankle to heal and then another month to get fit, so 10 weeks means end of the season, can't see him turning out for us again to be honest. Pity, at his best he's shown real quality, but we have not seen enough of him to say he has been a good signing.

I've never known a season like this at STFC for players not available because of injuries and yellow/red cards. None received Saturday against Crewe, must be a first, so maybe the two day break did some good, apart from poor finishing they all reportedly played well, so good discipline on the field will eliminate 1/2 the problem, but not sure what can be done to avoid the types of injuries that have seen more than 1/2 the team missing from action too many times. Hope next season will be better al round.
I would think he would need at least 6 weeks for the ankle to heal and then another month to get fit, so 10 weeks means end of the season, can't see him turning out for us again to be honest. Pity, at his best he's shown real quality, but we have not seen enough of him to say he has been a good signing. I've never known a season like this at STFC for players not available because of injuries and yellow/red cards. None received Saturday against Crewe, must be a first, so maybe the two day break did some good, apart from poor finishing they all reportedly played well, so good discipline on the field will eliminate 1/2 the problem, but not sure what can be done to avoid the types of injuries that have seen more than 1/2 the team missing from action too many times. Hope next season will be better al round. old town robin
  • Score: 2

9:00am Wed 5 Mar 14

LeGod says...

Ranger was running down the court room after the verdict perhaps his hamstring is improving!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!! and could be back in a few weeks.
Ranger was running down the court room after the verdict perhaps his hamstring is improving!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! and could be back in a few weeks. LeGod
  • Score: 3

9:14am Wed 5 Mar 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

I'd just like to return to Ranger, he's been widely had a go at since he joined the club, both for the all edged incident and for his behaviour. Now the jury have found him innocent is anyone prepared (as his fellow players were) to forgive his indiscretions? Seems to me that one might be in a fair amount of turmoil if one had been wrongly accused of rape and there is a serious threat to your life.

I accept he has been a horrible nasty piece of work and there is a chance that leopards don't change their spots, but similarly his attitude on the pitch and off it in public (from those that have met him) have told of a different person.

Only time will tell but think it seems reasonable to forgive his behaviour and hope for the best in the future.

COYR
I'd just like to return to Ranger, he's been widely had a go at since he joined the club, both for the all edged incident and for his behaviour. Now the jury have found him innocent is anyone prepared (as his fellow players were) to forgive his indiscretions? Seems to me that one might be in a fair amount of turmoil if one had been wrongly accused of rape and there is a serious threat to your life. I accept he has been a horrible nasty piece of work and there is a chance that leopards don't change their spots, but similarly his attitude on the pitch and off it in public (from those that have met him) have told of a different person. Only time will tell but think it seems reasonable to forgive his behaviour and hope for the best in the future. COYR dreamofacleansheet2
  • Score: 9

9:50am Wed 5 Mar 14

LeGod says...

dreamof cleansheets - hope your sheets were dry this morning!!!!!!!!!

Agree with you on Ranger the club and players supported him and now he has been found not guilty maybe that massive weight on his shoulder will make him even better than he has been. No one can knock the guy for what he has doen on the pitch for us and without him we dont function as a unit.
We need him back desperatley which were not going to get as he's out for the season and we are boobing along picking up the odd point and no win in 7.
Thats the rouble when you rely on one players and it time for the other to stand and be counted which they havent done so far.
dreamof cleansheets - hope your sheets were dry this morning!!!!!!!!! Agree with you on Ranger the club and players supported him and now he has been found not guilty maybe that massive weight on his shoulder will make him even better than he has been. No one can knock the guy for what he has doen on the pitch for us and without him we dont function as a unit. We need him back desperatley which were not going to get as he's out for the season and we are boobing along picking up the odd point and no win in 7. Thats the rouble when you rely on one players and it time for the other to stand and be counted which they havent done so far. LeGod
  • Score: 3

10:26am Wed 5 Mar 14

Since 1950 says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
I'd just like to return to Ranger, he's been widely had a go at since he joined the club, both for the all edged incident and for his behaviour. Now the jury have found him innocent is anyone prepared (as his fellow players were) to forgive his indiscretions? Seems to me that one might be in a fair amount of turmoil if one had been wrongly accused of rape and there is a serious threat to your life.

I accept he has been a horrible nasty piece of work and there is a chance that leopards don't change their spots, but similarly his attitude on the pitch and off it in public (from those that have met him) have told of a different person.

Only time will tell but think it seems reasonable to forgive his behaviour and hope for the best in the future.

COYR
Dreamo'. He really is a Jeckell and Hyde Character. Can't comment on his personal life as I only have reports to go on. That speaks for itself. However, what I can say is that his on field performances have been nothing but exemplary! He's not a dirty player. Don't think he's picked up a card yet and a few could learn from that. He doesn't react or retaliate to the very close attention he gets from defenders. He puts in a shift, scores goals and is one of our best defenders at set pieces. Hope the lad can sort his private life out now. If he can he could be playing in the prem. in a couple of seasons. Well done Town for sticking with him when most would have given him his marching orders.
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: I'd just like to return to Ranger, he's been widely had a go at since he joined the club, both for the all edged incident and for his behaviour. Now the jury have found him innocent is anyone prepared (as his fellow players were) to forgive his indiscretions? Seems to me that one might be in a fair amount of turmoil if one had been wrongly accused of rape and there is a serious threat to your life. I accept he has been a horrible nasty piece of work and there is a chance that leopards don't change their spots, but similarly his attitude on the pitch and off it in public (from those that have met him) have told of a different person. Only time will tell but think it seems reasonable to forgive his behaviour and hope for the best in the future. COYR[/p][/quote]Dreamo'. He really is a Jeckell and Hyde Character. Can't comment on his personal life as I only have reports to go on. That speaks for itself. However, what I can say is that his on field performances have been nothing but exemplary! He's not a dirty player. Don't think he's picked up a card yet and a few could learn from that. He doesn't react or retaliate to the very close attention he gets from defenders. He puts in a shift, scores goals and is one of our best defenders at set pieces. Hope the lad can sort his private life out now. If he can he could be playing in the prem. in a couple of seasons. Well done Town for sticking with him when most would have given him his marching orders. Since 1950
  • Score: 14

10:34am Wed 5 Mar 14

the wizard says...

Ref the headline, it seems Town are keeping quiet over Ranger as well. I would have thought some sort of statement taking things forward was in order, along with an update on treatment now court is finished etc.

Another poster commented on the use of a "morning after" pill. I'd rather he was to a point like that as opposed to both parties not being willing to bring another life into the world, both parties being far from responsible persons.They had animal sex, it wasn't love making. Correct decision.
Ref the headline, it seems Town are keeping quiet over Ranger as well. I would have thought some sort of statement taking things forward was in order, along with an update on treatment now court is finished etc. Another poster commented on the use of a "morning after" pill. I'd rather he was to a point like that as opposed to both parties not being willing to bring another life into the world, both parties being far from responsible persons.They had animal sex, it wasn't love making. Correct decision. the wizard
  • Score: 1

11:07am Wed 5 Mar 14

lifelong red says...

There is no doubt Nile has been sorely missed - seems to have that presence- that aura - about him that seems to inspire the rest of the team. Having now had a huge weight lifted off his shoulders it is now up to him to drive out those demons - buckle down - concentrate on his profession - the ball is now in his court ( no pun intended ) .
There is no doubt Nile has been sorely missed - seems to have that presence- that aura - about him that seems to inspire the rest of the team. Having now had a huge weight lifted off his shoulders it is now up to him to drive out those demons - buckle down - concentrate on his profession - the ball is now in his court ( no pun intended ) . lifelong red
  • Score: 5

11:16am Wed 5 Mar 14

Wilesy says...

Communication not great at the moment on the CG

No comment on Ranger?

No comment on Mason?

No comment on Kasim call up?

Nothing formal on website about 10% 'March Madness' discount on season tickets from 7th to 17th March? I got an E-mail yesterday advertising that.

If you log on to main web-site to buy a season ticket central in DR stand cost comes up as £405?!
Communication not great at the moment on the CG No comment on Ranger? No comment on Mason? No comment on Kasim call up? Nothing formal on website about 10% 'March Madness' discount on season tickets from 7th to 17th March? I got an E-mail yesterday advertising that. If you log on to main web-site to buy a season ticket central in DR stand cost comes up as £405?! Wilesy
  • Score: 1

11:30am Wed 5 Mar 14

Wilesy says...

Still never mind while we wait for comment and information on those trivial things in the top news section we can at least be reassured on the all important news that 3 of the players can make pancakes
Still never mind while we wait for comment and information on those trivial things in the top news section we can at least be reassured on the all important news that 3 of the players can make pancakes Wilesy
  • Score: 3

11:35am Wed 5 Mar 14

London Red says...

LeGod wrote:
Ranger was running down the court room after the verdict perhaps his hamstring is improving!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! and could be back in a few weeks.
Think a few yards is slightly different to 90 mins of football!
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Ranger was running down the court room after the verdict perhaps his hamstring is improving!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! and could be back in a few weeks.[/p][/quote]Think a few yards is slightly different to 90 mins of football! London Red
  • Score: 0

11:48am Wed 5 Mar 14

London Red says...

LeGod wrote:
changing subject - Sheff Utd been in the bottom four most of the season now three points behind us and on an 8 game winning run whereas we are doing the opposite can win for toffee. Just goes to show if we had shown some consistency and more desire we could have been in that top 6 and more likely they will push Peterborough more than us. Next 5 games are crucial for us Sheff utd also have all the top sides to play. So have we got what it takes or not to at least have a go at making top 6 as i would say only Peterborough really can be caught as they are a bit of a strange team as they are up and down and not consistent. I would like us to at least make an effort to have a go and play some decent football as we were earlier in the season if we try and we fail and we put in good performances then at least we can be proud of the team that was put together at the last minutes at the start of the season if we just fizzle out and put in poor preformances then i think alot of fans will think hardly about what they are going to do next season. Mr Cooper rally the troops give them a war time speech and get them motivated and fighting now for the last few games we want to go into every game fighting and battling and not laying goals on a plate as we have done all season. Timne for change and a winning run could make a big difference to the increase in crowds, the atmosphere in the ground and confidence from the players. Its down to you MC to make it happen starting against the plastic MK Dons this week.
Lets not forget the money Sheff U have - we are talking millions and millions more than us!
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They were in a "false position" while at the bottom - yet now the money they spent on Clough (£800k!) and the new players they signed is starting to pay off and they are rising up the table
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That says more about them than about us!
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They should really be looking at Automatic if they can win 8 on the bounce - like Orient did at the start - yet could finish mid-table!
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It also says more about Posh - who despite spending millions are stuggling and haven't sealed a PO spot like Wolves, Brentford, Orient, Preston and now Rotherham have!
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We were meant to be relegation fodder - yet sit 7th - so we should be happy - so why are so many annoyed we are not in 6th!
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Work in progress in football doesn't mean 1 week or 1 month - it usually means at least 1 season - sometimes more
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We have put in place a good core to build on - so I'm more than happy to see how that develops next season
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Yes POs would have been great - but we all know we are not ready - the only reason we had and still have a chance is the fact that Posh, Walsall and MK are just a inconsistent as us! If one had put a run like Rotherham togtehr the POs would have been sealed allready!
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Wes, Belford, N.Thompson, Byrne, L.Thomspon, Kasim, Luongo, Tijane, M.Smith, Barker, Storey all sigend up and we have options on Ranger, Barthram and A.Smith
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That is a good starting point - so lets see what Power can do once the legacy costs have gone
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For example we were looking at Diagouraga was a target - but probably unable to get him as we were a rival to Brentofrd and potentially couldn't afford him - he may now be a realistic target and would add steal to the midfield and experience as 26
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Plus we don't know who we may get in on loan - we will get some and they might be just as good if not better than Pritchard????
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: changing subject - Sheff Utd been in the bottom four most of the season now three points behind us and on an 8 game winning run whereas we are doing the opposite can win for toffee. Just goes to show if we had shown some consistency and more desire we could have been in that top 6 and more likely they will push Peterborough more than us. Next 5 games are crucial for us Sheff utd also have all the top sides to play. So have we got what it takes or not to at least have a go at making top 6 as i would say only Peterborough really can be caught as they are a bit of a strange team as they are up and down and not consistent. I would like us to at least make an effort to have a go and play some decent football as we were earlier in the season if we try and we fail and we put in good performances then at least we can be proud of the team that was put together at the last minutes at the start of the season if we just fizzle out and put in poor preformances then i think alot of fans will think hardly about what they are going to do next season. Mr Cooper rally the troops give them a war time speech and get them motivated and fighting now for the last few games we want to go into every game fighting and battling and not laying goals on a plate as we have done all season. Timne for change and a winning run could make a big difference to the increase in crowds, the atmosphere in the ground and confidence from the players. Its down to you MC to make it happen starting against the plastic MK Dons this week.[/p][/quote]Lets not forget the money Sheff U have - we are talking millions and millions more than us! . They were in a "false position" while at the bottom - yet now the money they spent on Clough (£800k!) and the new players they signed is starting to pay off and they are rising up the table . That says more about them than about us! . They should really be looking at Automatic if they can win 8 on the bounce - like Orient did at the start - yet could finish mid-table! . It also says more about Posh - who despite spending millions are stuggling and haven't sealed a PO spot like Wolves, Brentford, Orient, Preston and now Rotherham have! . We were meant to be relegation fodder - yet sit 7th - so we should be happy - so why are so many annoyed we are not in 6th! . Work in progress in football doesn't mean 1 week or 1 month - it usually means at least 1 season - sometimes more . We have put in place a good core to build on - so I'm more than happy to see how that develops next season . Yes POs would have been great - but we all know we are not ready - the only reason we had and still have a chance is the fact that Posh, Walsall and MK are just a inconsistent as us! If one had put a run like Rotherham togtehr the POs would have been sealed allready! . Wes, Belford, N.Thompson, Byrne, L.Thomspon, Kasim, Luongo, Tijane, M.Smith, Barker, Storey all sigend up and we have options on Ranger, Barthram and A.Smith . That is a good starting point - so lets see what Power can do once the legacy costs have gone . For example we were looking at Diagouraga was a target - but probably unable to get him as we were a rival to Brentofrd and potentially couldn't afford him - he may now be a realistic target and would add steal to the midfield and experience as 26 . Plus we don't know who we may get in on loan - we will get some and they might be just as good if not better than Pritchard???? London Red
  • Score: 12

12:02pm Wed 5 Mar 14

lifelong red says...

Wilesy wrote:
Communication not great at the moment on the CG

No comment on Ranger?

No comment on Mason?

No comment on Kasim call up?

Nothing formal on website about 10% 'March Madness' discount on season tickets from 7th to 17th March? I got an E-mail yesterday advertising that.

If you log on to main web-site to buy a season ticket central in DR stand cost comes up as £405?!
Different issue I know- but what about this audit issue - seems to have gone strangely quite.
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: Communication not great at the moment on the CG No comment on Ranger? No comment on Mason? No comment on Kasim call up? Nothing formal on website about 10% 'March Madness' discount on season tickets from 7th to 17th March? I got an E-mail yesterday advertising that. If you log on to main web-site to buy a season ticket central in DR stand cost comes up as £405?![/p][/quote]Different issue I know- but what about this audit issue - seems to have gone strangely quite. lifelong red
  • Score: 3

12:13pm Wed 5 Mar 14

willb69 says...

Wilesy wrote:
Still never mind while we wait for comment and information on those trivial things in the top news section we can at least be reassured on the all important news that 3 of the players can make pancakes
No 2 of the players can make pancakes. Bedwell most definitely cannot.
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: Still never mind while we wait for comment and information on those trivial things in the top news section we can at least be reassured on the all important news that 3 of the players can make pancakes[/p][/quote]No 2 of the players can make pancakes. Bedwell most definitely cannot. willb69
  • Score: 2

12:44pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Another view says...

I would guess the club's silence over Nile is down to the fact that they are not going to talk to him today - as he might have been out having a couple of sherberts last night! No doubt they will be preparing the ground with his agent.
I would guess the club's silence over Nile is down to the fact that they are not going to talk to him today - as he might have been out having a couple of sherberts last night! No doubt they will be preparing the ground with his agent. Another view
  • Score: 1

12:52pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Brainy_G93 says...

http://www.mirror.co
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http://www.mirror.co .uk/news/uk-news/nil e-ranger-trial-footb aller-celebrates-320 7138 Brainy_G93
  • Score: 0

1:43pm Wed 5 Mar 14

the don69 says...

I wonder if Nile is allowed to do interviews now his court case is over? be nice to hear from him, just had a laugh reading Mourihno's last rant, young players are more interested in mirrors than medals he said! before the game there queuing up for the mirror doing there hair products lol. then after it there doing there Twitters lol what has football come too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wonder if Nile is allowed to do interviews now his court case is over? be nice to hear from him, just had a laugh reading Mourihno's last rant, young players are more interested in mirrors than medals he said! before the game there queuing up for the mirror doing there hair products lol. then after it there doing there Twitters lol what has football come too!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 5

2:15pm Wed 5 Mar 14

LeGod says...

London Red - by the way i was joking about Nile running through the court and know he is not able to play football.Lets hope Power can get him signed up i thought we had an option on him anyway for another 12 months.
London Red - by the way i was joking about Nile running through the court and know he is not able to play football.Lets hope Power can get him signed up i thought we had an option on him anyway for another 12 months. LeGod
  • Score: 0

3:09pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Fernham Red says...

We've looked at our most dangerous this season with two particular outfield players on the pitch. Pritchard and Ranger. Both work tirelessly going forwards and back, both create chances and both can score and create their own chances. If Nile can get back to fitness, coupled with Pritchard back again tonight why not dream of 6th place. Peterboro (+5) Walsall (-) & Sheff Utd (-3) all have an extra game on us. And MK (-1) have played the same number.
We have 7 home games and only 5 away to play.
We play all the teams above us at home (Wolves, Brentford, Preston and Rotherham) as well as our play-off competitors MK, Bradford and Sheff Utd. All these games will be tough and all against teams in the top half of the table but we are good at home.
Of the 5 away games they are against: 14th, 17th, 19th, 20th & 24th in the league.
An optimist would say we'll win most games at home and get at least a draw away against struggling teams. That would leave us in 6th.
A pessimist would settle for a draw at home against the top sides and be resigned to failure away from home. That would leave us somewhere in the middle.
It is a tough ask but we are neck and neck with the other 6th place contenders as we sit currently. Only Peterboro have any daylight between them and the peloton following behind and they are hardly firing on all cylinders right now.
The team having to fight for and win 6th place is always fresh and hungry for the play-offs and statistically tend to do well - so why don't we all get behind the team, stop jeering the style of play and do what we're meant to do and support the players. Against Crewe earlier in the season everyone was grumbling about the style of play and very muted, but after the first and second goal went in it was euphoria and noise and we notched another three on the back of it. Confidence breeds confidence, that's why the 12th man makes a difference and why almost all teams do better at home than away. With more home games than away games left we should be able to win a few extra points from the terraces alone.
From another perspective look at how Sheffield United fans are now getting behind their team and helping elevate them up the league. They're on full throttle right now BUT importantly, they are no higher up the league than we are. Why should we be any less vocal and supportive of our team given the table? Statistically we are just as good a team over 34 games so why all the negativity? Some hope is better than 'no hope' so why all this resignation that the year is over? I haven't heard the fat lady sing yet!
We've looked at our most dangerous this season with two particular outfield players on the pitch. Pritchard and Ranger. Both work tirelessly going forwards and back, both create chances and both can score and create their own chances. If Nile can get back to fitness, coupled with Pritchard back again tonight why not dream of 6th place. Peterboro (+5) Walsall (-) & Sheff Utd (-3) all have an extra game on us. And MK (-1) have played the same number. We have 7 home games and only 5 away to play. We play all the teams above us at home (Wolves, Brentford, Preston and Rotherham) as well as our play-off competitors MK, Bradford and Sheff Utd. All these games will be tough and all against teams in the top half of the table but we are good at home. Of the 5 away games they are against: 14th, 17th, 19th, 20th & 24th in the league. An optimist would say we'll win most games at home and get at least a draw away against struggling teams. That would leave us in 6th. A pessimist would settle for a draw at home against the top sides and be resigned to failure away from home. That would leave us somewhere in the middle. It is a tough ask but we are neck and neck with the other 6th place contenders as we sit currently. Only Peterboro have any daylight between them and the peloton following behind and they are hardly firing on all cylinders right now. The team having to fight for and win 6th place is always fresh and hungry for the play-offs and statistically tend to do well - so why don't we all get behind the team, stop jeering the style of play and do what we're meant to do and support the players. Against Crewe earlier in the season everyone was grumbling about the style of play and very muted, but after the first and second goal went in it was euphoria and noise and we notched another three on the back of it. Confidence breeds confidence, that's why the 12th man makes a difference and why almost all teams do better at home than away. With more home games than away games left we should be able to win a few extra points from the terraces alone. From another perspective look at how Sheffield United fans are now getting behind their team and helping elevate them up the league. They're on full throttle right now BUT importantly, they are no higher up the league than we are. Why should we be any less vocal and supportive of our team given the table? Statistically we are just as good a team over 34 games so why all the negativity? Some hope is better than 'no hope' so why all this resignation that the year is over? I haven't heard the fat lady sing yet! Fernham Red
  • Score: 4

3:42pm Wed 5 Mar 14

smirg kcab says...

THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE
THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE smirg kcab
  • Score: -2

3:54pm Wed 5 Mar 14

smirg kcab says...

smirg kcab wrote:
THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE
Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE[/p][/quote]Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face smirg kcab
  • Score: 1

5:03pm Wed 5 Mar 14

London Red says...

smirg kcab wrote:
smirg kcab wrote: THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE
Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face
He's got a point - that headline had a fair few on here banging him up!
.
The apology and front page story of him being found not guilty was a delight to read today - oh wait!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE[/p][/quote]Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face[/p][/quote]He's got a point - that headline had a fair few on here banging him up! . The apology and front page story of him being found not guilty was a delight to read today - oh wait!!!!!!! London Red
  • Score: 0

5:49pm Wed 5 Mar 14

mike1990 says...

Quite today nothing much going on, have we signed up Nile yet? if not why not? get it sorted Power, I'm sick of seeing Camels,Dongkeys or Carthorses up front, Nile is the best Striker we've had since Charlie or Simon, get him signed asap, i'll renew my season ticket soon as I hear Nile is signed up, deal or no deal, just phoning my banker now.
Quite today nothing much going on, have we signed up Nile yet? if not why not? get it sorted Power, I'm sick of seeing Camels,Dongkeys or Carthorses up front, Nile is the best Striker we've had since Charlie or Simon, get him signed asap, i'll renew my season ticket soon as I hear Nile is signed up, deal or no deal, just phoning my banker now. mike1990
  • Score: 17

5:53pm Wed 5 Mar 14

umpcah says...

London Red wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
smirg kcab wrote: THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE
Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face
He's got a point - that headline had a fair few on here banging him up!
.
The apology and front page story of him being found not guilty was a delight to read today - oh wait!!!!!!!
Nile likes to play football and doing that is probably what he most wants in his world . When he`s fit again I reckon he`ll want to score goals a plenty and work his way back to The Premier or at least get to a Championship club. Who can doubt his ability ? I for one look forward to seeing him play again.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE[/p][/quote]Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face[/p][/quote]He's got a point - that headline had a fair few on here banging him up! . The apology and front page story of him being found not guilty was a delight to read today - oh wait!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Nile likes to play football and doing that is probably what he most wants in his world . When he`s fit again I reckon he`ll want to score goals a plenty and work his way back to The Premier or at least get to a Championship club. Who can doubt his ability ? I for one look forward to seeing him play again. umpcah
  • Score: 2

6:36pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

London Red wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
smirg kcab wrote: THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE
Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face
He's got a point - that headline had a fair few on here banging him up!
.
The apology and front page story of him being found not guilty was a delight to read today - oh wait!!!!!!!
Are Town fans really so gullible that they're taken in by a headline in The Sun? It was pretty low behaviour from the "newspaper" but hardly a surprise and it's also hardly likely that an apology will be forthcoming, as they can say they were only quoting the girl.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE[/p][/quote]Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face[/p][/quote]He's got a point - that headline had a fair few on here banging him up! . The apology and front page story of him being found not guilty was a delight to read today - oh wait!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Are Town fans really so gullible that they're taken in by a headline in The Sun? It was pretty low behaviour from the "newspaper" but hardly a surprise and it's also hardly likely that an apology will be forthcoming, as they can say they were only quoting the girl. Oi Den!
  • Score: 3

6:40pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Di kanny oh says...

mike1990 wrote:
Quite today nothing much going on, have we signed up Nile yet? if not why not? get it sorted Power, I'm sick of seeing Camels,Dongkeys or Carthorses up front, Nile is the best Striker we've had since Charlie or Simon, get him signed asap, i'll renew my season ticket soon as I hear Nile is signed up, deal or no deal, just phoning my banker now.
Agree 100% I would renew my ST straight away if Nile signs a year extension but holding back at present as I would like more info from Mr Power to just what we are in for next season with further salary cuts which could mean a weaker team next season?? who knows but I am seriously looking at picking my games next season to the value of a season ticket. At present we could even be in division two so why commit too soon and wait until we are safe and sound in this division at least.
[quote][p][bold]mike1990[/bold] wrote: Quite today nothing much going on, have we signed up Nile yet? if not why not? get it sorted Power, I'm sick of seeing Camels,Dongkeys or Carthorses up front, Nile is the best Striker we've had since Charlie or Simon, get him signed asap, i'll renew my season ticket soon as I hear Nile is signed up, deal or no deal, just phoning my banker now.[/p][/quote]Agree 100% I would renew my ST straight away if Nile signs a year extension but holding back at present as I would like more info from Mr Power to just what we are in for next season with further salary cuts which could mean a weaker team next season?? who knows but I am seriously looking at picking my games next season to the value of a season ticket. At present we could even be in division two so why commit too soon and wait until we are safe and sound in this division at least. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 1

6:43pm Wed 5 Mar 14

London Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
London Red wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
smirg kcab wrote: THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE
Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face
He's got a point - that headline had a fair few on here banging him up!
.
The apology and front page story of him being found not guilty was a delight to read today - oh wait!!!!!!!
Are Town fans really so gullible that they're taken in by a headline in The Sun? It was pretty low behaviour from the "newspaper" but hardly a surprise and it's also hardly likely that an apology will be forthcoming, as they can say they were only quoting the girl.
Well some did have him down as guilty based purely on the prosecutions opening statement and refered to the headline!
.
Doubt he will follow it up anyway - best response is to set the world on fire on the CG pitch next season and earn a move upwards!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE[/p][/quote]Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face[/p][/quote]He's got a point - that headline had a fair few on here banging him up! . The apology and front page story of him being found not guilty was a delight to read today - oh wait!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Are Town fans really so gullible that they're taken in by a headline in The Sun? It was pretty low behaviour from the "newspaper" but hardly a surprise and it's also hardly likely that an apology will be forthcoming, as they can say they were only quoting the girl.[/p][/quote]Well some did have him down as guilty based purely on the prosecutions opening statement and refered to the headline! . Doubt he will follow it up anyway - best response is to set the world on fire on the CG pitch next season and earn a move upwards! London Red
  • Score: 2

7:10pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Bassett Hound says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
mike1990 wrote:
Quite today nothing much going on, have we signed up Nile yet? if not why not? get it sorted Power, I'm sick of seeing Camels,Dongkeys or Carthorses up front, Nile is the best Striker we've had since Charlie or Simon, get him signed asap, i'll renew my season ticket soon as I hear Nile is signed up, deal or no deal, just phoning my banker now.
Agree 100% I would renew my ST straight away if Nile signs a year extension but holding back at present as I would like more info from Mr Power to just what we are in for next season with further salary cuts which could mean a weaker team next season?? who knows but I am seriously looking at picking my games next season to the value of a season ticket. At present we could even be in division two so why commit too soon and wait until we are safe and sound in this division at least.
We have a 1 year extension on his contract,so as long as we want him he will be here.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mike1990[/bold] wrote: Quite today nothing much going on, have we signed up Nile yet? if not why not? get it sorted Power, I'm sick of seeing Camels,Dongkeys or Carthorses up front, Nile is the best Striker we've had since Charlie or Simon, get him signed asap, i'll renew my season ticket soon as I hear Nile is signed up, deal or no deal, just phoning my banker now.[/p][/quote]Agree 100% I would renew my ST straight away if Nile signs a year extension but holding back at present as I would like more info from Mr Power to just what we are in for next season with further salary cuts which could mean a weaker team next season?? who knows but I am seriously looking at picking my games next season to the value of a season ticket. At present we could even be in division two so why commit too soon and wait until we are safe and sound in this division at least.[/p][/quote]We have a 1 year extension on his contract,so as long as we want him he will be here. Bassett Hound
  • Score: 0

7:56pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Steve. Brentford says...

London Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
London Red wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
smirg kcab wrote: THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE
Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face
He's got a point - that headline had a fair few on here banging him up!
.
The apology and front page story of him being found not guilty was a delight to read today - oh wait!!!!!!!
Are Town fans really so gullible that they're taken in by a headline in The Sun? It was pretty low behaviour from the "newspaper" but hardly a surprise and it's also hardly likely that an apology will be forthcoming, as they can say they were only quoting the girl.
Well some did have him down as guilty based purely on the prosecutions opening statement and refered to the headline!
.
Doubt he will follow it up anyway - best response is to set the world on fire on the CG pitch next season and earn a move upwards!
I wonder what odds you would get for him to never put a Town shirt again MMM.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE[/p][/quote]Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face[/p][/quote]He's got a point - that headline had a fair few on here banging him up! . The apology and front page story of him being found not guilty was a delight to read today - oh wait!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Are Town fans really so gullible that they're taken in by a headline in The Sun? It was pretty low behaviour from the "newspaper" but hardly a surprise and it's also hardly likely that an apology will be forthcoming, as they can say they were only quoting the girl.[/p][/quote]Well some did have him down as guilty based purely on the prosecutions opening statement and refered to the headline! . Doubt he will follow it up anyway - best response is to set the world on fire on the CG pitch next season and earn a move upwards![/p][/quote]I wonder what odds you would get for him to never put a Town shirt again MMM. Steve. Brentford
  • Score: 1

8:20pm Wed 5 Mar 14

smirg kcab says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
London Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
London Red wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
smirg kcab wrote: THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE
Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face
He's got a point - that headline had a fair few on here banging him up!
.
The apology and front page story of him being found not guilty was a delight to read today - oh wait!!!!!!!
Are Town fans really so gullible that they're taken in by a headline in The Sun? It was pretty low behaviour from the "newspaper" but hardly a surprise and it's also hardly likely that an apology will be forthcoming, as they can say they were only quoting the girl.
Well some did have him down as guilty based purely on the prosecutions opening statement and refered to the headline!
.
Doubt he will follow it up anyway - best response is to set the world on fire on the CG pitch next season and earn a move upwards!
I wonder what odds you would get for him to never put a Town shirt again MMM.
Don't say that Steve, a massive loss.
Have you read his statement? Really had a good word to say about how stfc stood by him.
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE[/p][/quote]Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face[/p][/quote]He's got a point - that headline had a fair few on here banging him up! . The apology and front page story of him being found not guilty was a delight to read today - oh wait!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Are Town fans really so gullible that they're taken in by a headline in The Sun? It was pretty low behaviour from the "newspaper" but hardly a surprise and it's also hardly likely that an apology will be forthcoming, as they can say they were only quoting the girl.[/p][/quote]Well some did have him down as guilty based purely on the prosecutions opening statement and refered to the headline! . Doubt he will follow it up anyway - best response is to set the world on fire on the CG pitch next season and earn a move upwards![/p][/quote]I wonder what odds you would get for him to never put a Town shirt again MMM.[/p][/quote]Don't say that Steve, a massive loss. Have you read his statement? Really had a good word to say about how stfc stood by him. smirg kcab
  • Score: 0

8:42pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Wilesy says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
London Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
London Red wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
smirg kcab wrote: THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE
Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face
He's got a point - that headline had a fair few on here banging him up!
.
The apology and front page story of him being found not guilty was a delight to read today - oh wait!!!!!!!
Are Town fans really so gullible that they're taken in by a headline in The Sun? It was pretty low behaviour from the "newspaper" but hardly a surprise and it's also hardly likely that an apology will be forthcoming, as they can say they were only quoting the girl.
Well some did have him down as guilty based purely on the prosecutions opening statement and refered to the headline!
.
Doubt he will follow it up anyway - best response is to set the world on fire on the CG pitch next season and earn a move upwards!
I wonder what odds you would get for him to never put a Town shirt again MMM.
Don't say that Steve, a massive loss.
Have you read his statement? Really had a good word to say about how stfc stood by him.
Good statement and fair play to him, is he referring to standing by him for signing him in the first place or for not sacking him in January?
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE[/p][/quote]Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face[/p][/quote]He's got a point - that headline had a fair few on here banging him up! . The apology and front page story of him being found not guilty was a delight to read today - oh wait!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Are Town fans really so gullible that they're taken in by a headline in The Sun? It was pretty low behaviour from the "newspaper" but hardly a surprise and it's also hardly likely that an apology will be forthcoming, as they can say they were only quoting the girl.[/p][/quote]Well some did have him down as guilty based purely on the prosecutions opening statement and refered to the headline! . Doubt he will follow it up anyway - best response is to set the world on fire on the CG pitch next season and earn a move upwards![/p][/quote]I wonder what odds you would get for him to never put a Town shirt again MMM.[/p][/quote]Don't say that Steve, a massive loss. Have you read his statement? Really had a good word to say about how stfc stood by him.[/p][/quote]Good statement and fair play to him, is he referring to standing by him for signing him in the first place or for not sacking him in January? Wilesy
  • Score: 1

9:28pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Steve. Brentford says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
London Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
London Red wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
smirg kcab wrote: THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE
Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face
He's got a point - that headline had a fair few on here banging him up!
.
The apology and front page story of him being found not guilty was a delight to read today - oh wait!!!!!!!
Are Town fans really so gullible that they're taken in by a headline in The Sun? It was pretty low behaviour from the "newspaper" but hardly a surprise and it's also hardly likely that an apology will be forthcoming, as they can say they were only quoting the girl.
Well some did have him down as guilty based purely on the prosecutions opening statement and refered to the headline!
.
Doubt he will follow it up anyway - best response is to set the world on fire on the CG pitch next season and earn a move upwards!
I wonder what odds you would get for him to never put a Town shirt again MMM.
Don't say that Steve, a massive loss.
Have you read his statement? Really had a good word to say about how stfc stood by him.
yes me old fruit he will be a big loss but Mr Power will now see a good return for the risk he took on him. One of the main reasons he never got the sack earlier this season. Money is everything nowadays Grim as you know!
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE[/p][/quote]Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face[/p][/quote]He's got a point - that headline had a fair few on here banging him up! . The apology and front page story of him being found not guilty was a delight to read today - oh wait!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Are Town fans really so gullible that they're taken in by a headline in The Sun? It was pretty low behaviour from the "newspaper" but hardly a surprise and it's also hardly likely that an apology will be forthcoming, as they can say they were only quoting the girl.[/p][/quote]Well some did have him down as guilty based purely on the prosecutions opening statement and refered to the headline! . Doubt he will follow it up anyway - best response is to set the world on fire on the CG pitch next season and earn a move upwards![/p][/quote]I wonder what odds you would get for him to never put a Town shirt again MMM.[/p][/quote]Don't say that Steve, a massive loss. Have you read his statement? Really had a good word to say about how stfc stood by him.[/p][/quote]yes me old fruit he will be a big loss but Mr Power will now see a good return for the risk he took on him. One of the main reasons he never got the sack earlier this season. Money is everything nowadays Grim as you know! Steve. Brentford
  • Score: 2

9:32pm Wed 5 Mar 14

dazzastfc says...

lifelong red wrote:
There is no doubt Nile has been sorely missed - seems to have that presence- that aura - about him that seems to inspire the rest of the team. Having now had a huge weight lifted off his shoulders it is now up to him to drive out those demons - buckle down - concentrate on his profession - the ball is now in his court ( no pun intended ) .
I dont think we will see Ranger play for STFC again
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: There is no doubt Nile has been sorely missed - seems to have that presence- that aura - about him that seems to inspire the rest of the team. Having now had a huge weight lifted off his shoulders it is now up to him to drive out those demons - buckle down - concentrate on his profession - the ball is now in his court ( no pun intended ) .[/p][/quote]I dont think we will see Ranger play for STFC again dazzastfc
  • Score: 2

9:44pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

Lifelong is right. Ranger has presence - when he chooses to be present.
Lifelong is right. Ranger has presence - when he chooses to be present. Oi Den!
  • Score: 1

10:48pm Wed 5 Mar 14

lifelong red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Lifelong is right. Ranger has presence - when he chooses to be present.
Thanks for that lol !
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Lifelong is right. Ranger has presence - when he chooses to be present.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that lol ! lifelong red
  • Score: 1

10:48pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

old town robin wrote:
I would think he would need at least 6 weeks for the ankle to heal and then another month to get fit, so 10 weeks means end of the season, can't see him turning out for us again to be honest. Pity, at his best he's shown real quality, but we have not seen enough of him to say he has been a good signing.

I've never known a season like this at STFC for players not available because of injuries and yellow/red cards. None received Saturday against Crewe, must be a first, so maybe the two day break did some good, apart from poor finishing they all reportedly played well, so good discipline on the field will eliminate 1/2 the problem, but not sure what can be done to avoid the types of injuries that have seen more than 1/2 the team missing from action too many times. Hope next season will be better al round.
Old Town,

I can think of another season like it, and many seem to forget, but 12 months ago we were struggling to name 17 players for a match. Last minute we were able to bring in the 3 Spurs lads to help alleviate the problem. I do think this has been forgotten by many that blame McDonald for our failure to reach the top two. I think the Di Canio, Black, McCrory and Fredi (where is he now)debate distracted people from the real reason we did not hit top two.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: I would think he would need at least 6 weeks for the ankle to heal and then another month to get fit, so 10 weeks means end of the season, can't see him turning out for us again to be honest. Pity, at his best he's shown real quality, but we have not seen enough of him to say he has been a good signing. I've never known a season like this at STFC for players not available because of injuries and yellow/red cards. None received Saturday against Crewe, must be a first, so maybe the two day break did some good, apart from poor finishing they all reportedly played well, so good discipline on the field will eliminate 1/2 the problem, but not sure what can be done to avoid the types of injuries that have seen more than 1/2 the team missing from action too many times. Hope next season will be better al round.[/p][/quote]Old Town, I can think of another season like it, and many seem to forget, but 12 months ago we were struggling to name 17 players for a match. Last minute we were able to bring in the 3 Spurs lads to help alleviate the problem. I do think this has been forgotten by many that blame McDonald for our failure to reach the top two. I think the Di Canio, Black, McCrory and Fredi (where is he now)debate distracted people from the real reason we did not hit top two. COYMR Oxon-Red
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11:10pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
London Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
London Red wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
smirg kcab wrote: THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE
Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face
He's got a point - that headline had a fair few on here banging him up!
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The apology and front page story of him being found not guilty was a delight to read today - oh wait!!!!!!!
Are Town fans really so gullible that they're taken in by a headline in The Sun? It was pretty low behaviour from the "newspaper" but hardly a surprise and it's also hardly likely that an apology will be forthcoming, as they can say they were only quoting the girl.
Well some did have him down as guilty based purely on the prosecutions opening statement and refered to the headline!
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Doubt he will follow it up anyway - best response is to set the world on fire on the CG pitch next season and earn a move upwards!
I wonder what odds you would get for him to never put a Town shirt again MMM.
Don't say that Steve, a massive loss.
Have you read his statement? Really had a good word to say about how stfc stood by him.
yes me old fruit he will be a big loss but Mr Power will now see a good return for the risk he took on him. One of the main reasons he never got the sack earlier this season. Money is everything nowadays Grim as you know!
Might be a bit controversial here but was it Lee or Jed ?

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: THE SUN NEWS PAPER NEED SUING.. Made me look like a MONSTER... (DISGRACEFUL) NILE RIPPER ........ Really ?????????......... JUSTICE[/p][/quote]Rangers statement on twitter along with a photo of his tongue tattooed of a smiley face[/p][/quote]He's got a point - that headline had a fair few on here banging him up! . The apology and front page story of him being found not guilty was a delight to read today - oh wait!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Are Town fans really so gullible that they're taken in by a headline in The Sun? It was pretty low behaviour from the "newspaper" but hardly a surprise and it's also hardly likely that an apology will be forthcoming, as they can say they were only quoting the girl.[/p][/quote]Well some did have him down as guilty based purely on the prosecutions opening statement and refered to the headline! . Doubt he will follow it up anyway - best response is to set the world on fire on the CG pitch next season and earn a move upwards![/p][/quote]I wonder what odds you would get for him to never put a Town shirt again MMM.[/p][/quote]Don't say that Steve, a massive loss. Have you read his statement? Really had a good word to say about how stfc stood by him.[/p][/quote]yes me old fruit he will be a big loss but Mr Power will now see a good return for the risk he took on him. One of the main reasons he never got the sack earlier this season. Money is everything nowadays Grim as you know![/p][/quote]Might be a bit controversial here but was it Lee or Jed ? COYMR Oxon-Red
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11:27pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

dazzastfc wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
There is no doubt Nile has been sorely missed - seems to have that presence- that aura - about him that seems to inspire the rest of the team. Having now had a huge weight lifted off his shoulders it is now up to him to drive out those demons - buckle down - concentrate on his profession - the ball is now in his court ( no pun intended ) .
I dont think we will see Ranger play for STFC again
Dazza,

I suspect you may be right but hopefully we will see any fee received invested wisely. Having said wisely I think often the signing of a player is in the lap of the gods (have we signed Dossevi or Austin, O'Brien or Ritchie).

Really hope we see Nile Play at the CG next season and we could possibly still receive a fee if he sees his contract out (if extended) Perhaps London Red could confirm but at 22 if he plays next season and we offer a better contract then he will still be young enough to get a fee through tribunal.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: There is no doubt Nile has been sorely missed - seems to have that presence- that aura - about him that seems to inspire the rest of the team. Having now had a huge weight lifted off his shoulders it is now up to him to drive out those demons - buckle down - concentrate on his profession - the ball is now in his court ( no pun intended ) .[/p][/quote]I dont think we will see Ranger play for STFC again[/p][/quote]Dazza, I suspect you may be right but hopefully we will see any fee received invested wisely. Having said wisely I think often the signing of a player is in the lap of the gods (have we signed Dossevi or Austin, O'Brien or Ritchie). Really hope we see Nile Play at the CG next season and we could possibly still receive a fee if he sees his contract out (if extended) Perhaps London Red could confirm but at 22 if he plays next season and we offer a better contract then he will still be young enough to get a fee through tribunal. COYMR Oxon-Red
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9:00am Thu 6 Mar 14

old town robin says...

If Nile was judged on what he does on the pitch, someone like Harry Rednapp at QPR would snap him up tomorrow. But I don't see any club of substance rushing in to buy him at the moment because of his past history of late nights and not turning up to train.

He's thanked STFC for sticking by him and promised to work hard, if he does fulfil his promise that will be great for us and then next season just maybe bigger clubs will be looking at him. I think Lee should sit down with him and tie up a new contract probably something similar to what Wes has which will basically confirm we will not stand in his way if we receive the right offer.
If Nile was judged on what he does on the pitch, someone like Harry Rednapp at QPR would snap him up tomorrow. But I don't see any club of substance rushing in to buy him at the moment because of his past history of late nights and not turning up to train. He's thanked STFC for sticking by him and promised to work hard, if he does fulfil his promise that will be great for us and then next season just maybe bigger clubs will be looking at him. I think Lee should sit down with him and tie up a new contract probably something similar to what Wes has which will basically confirm we will not stand in his way if we receive the right offer. old town robin
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9:21am Thu 6 Mar 14

London Red says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
lifelong red wrote: There is no doubt Nile has been sorely missed - seems to have that presence- that aura - about him that seems to inspire the rest of the team. Having now had a huge weight lifted off his shoulders it is now up to him to drive out those demons - buckle down - concentrate on his profession - the ball is now in his court ( no pun intended ) .
I dont think we will see Ranger play for STFC again
Dazza, I suspect you may be right but hopefully we will see any fee received invested wisely. Having said wisely I think often the signing of a player is in the lap of the gods (have we signed Dossevi or Austin, O'Brien or Ritchie). Really hope we see Nile Play at the CG next season and we could possibly still receive a fee if he sees his contract out (if extended) Perhaps London Red could confirm but at 22 if he plays next season and we offer a better contract then he will still be young enough to get a fee through tribunal. COYMR
In a usual case yes you have to match terms of the existing deal to activate the Tribunal process should they still leave - though we would not get much as we didn't "train him" - years of service etc are taken into account as well as potential
.
However - we have the option to extend his deal so there will be no tribunal - If we activate it then it would be the same as Flint
.
He will be under contract so can not move anywhere unless we agree to sell his registration - so we can demand a smuch as we like
.
Whether he demands a move like Flint or stays and plays??????
.
Guess it would depend on who comes in for him if anyone does - his near sacking wouldn't have done him any favours - so he might need 6 months good behaviour to show it is behind him for others to take the risk
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: There is no doubt Nile has been sorely missed - seems to have that presence- that aura - about him that seems to inspire the rest of the team. Having now had a huge weight lifted off his shoulders it is now up to him to drive out those demons - buckle down - concentrate on his profession - the ball is now in his court ( no pun intended ) .[/p][/quote]I dont think we will see Ranger play for STFC again[/p][/quote]Dazza, I suspect you may be right but hopefully we will see any fee received invested wisely. Having said wisely I think often the signing of a player is in the lap of the gods (have we signed Dossevi or Austin, O'Brien or Ritchie). Really hope we see Nile Play at the CG next season and we could possibly still receive a fee if he sees his contract out (if extended) Perhaps London Red could confirm but at 22 if he plays next season and we offer a better contract then he will still be young enough to get a fee through tribunal. COYMR[/p][/quote]In a usual case yes you have to match terms of the existing deal to activate the Tribunal process should they still leave - though we would not get much as we didn't "train him" - years of service etc are taken into account as well as potential . However - we have the option to extend his deal so there will be no tribunal - If we activate it then it would be the same as Flint . He will be under contract so can not move anywhere unless we agree to sell his registration - so we can demand a smuch as we like . Whether he demands a move like Flint or stays and plays?????? . Guess it would depend on who comes in for him if anyone does - his near sacking wouldn't have done him any favours - so he might need 6 months good behaviour to show it is behind him for others to take the risk London Red
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9:53am Thu 6 Mar 14

Swindon1984 says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
lifelong red wrote: There is no doubt Nile has been sorely missed - seems to have that presence- that aura - about him that seems to inspire the rest of the team. Having now had a huge weight lifted off his shoulders it is now up to him to drive out those demons - buckle down - concentrate on his profession - the ball is now in his court ( no pun intended ) .
I dont think we will see Ranger play for STFC again
Dazza, I suspect you may be right but hopefully we will see any fee received invested wisely. Having said wisely I think often the signing of a player is in the lap of the gods (have we signed Dossevi or Austin, O'Brien or Ritchie). Really hope we see Nile Play at the CG next season and we could possibly still receive a fee if he sees his contract out (if extended) Perhaps London Red could confirm but at 22 if he plays next season and we offer a better contract then he will still be young enough to get a fee through tribunal. COYMR
Best we can hope for really would be getting a decent fee for his services, would love to see him here ongoing but reckon he'll get snapped up by a bigger club. Even if we were looking for around a million that'd be peanuts to some clubs.

Guessing the eight weeks out injured line was a ruse in expectation of how long the trial might take, so hopefully will see him back before the end of the season.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: There is no doubt Nile has been sorely missed - seems to have that presence- that aura - about him that seems to inspire the rest of the team. Having now had a huge weight lifted off his shoulders it is now up to him to drive out those demons - buckle down - concentrate on his profession - the ball is now in his court ( no pun intended ) .[/p][/quote]I dont think we will see Ranger play for STFC again[/p][/quote]Dazza, I suspect you may be right but hopefully we will see any fee received invested wisely. Having said wisely I think often the signing of a player is in the lap of the gods (have we signed Dossevi or Austin, O'Brien or Ritchie). Really hope we see Nile Play at the CG next season and we could possibly still receive a fee if he sees his contract out (if extended) Perhaps London Red could confirm but at 22 if he plays next season and we offer a better contract then he will still be young enough to get a fee through tribunal. COYMR[/p][/quote]Best we can hope for really would be getting a decent fee for his services, would love to see him here ongoing but reckon he'll get snapped up by a bigger club. Even if we were looking for around a million that'd be peanuts to some clubs. Guessing the eight weeks out injured line was a ruse in expectation of how long the trial might take, so hopefully will see him back before the end of the season. Swindon1984
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11:51am Thu 6 Mar 14

London Red says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
lifelong red wrote: There is no doubt Nile has been sorely missed - seems to have that presence- that aura - about him that seems to inspire the rest of the team. Having now had a huge weight lifted off his shoulders it is now up to him to drive out those demons - buckle down - concentrate on his profession - the ball is now in his court ( no pun intended ) .
I dont think we will see Ranger play for STFC again
Dazza, I suspect you may be right but hopefully we will see any fee received invested wisely. Having said wisely I think often the signing of a player is in the lap of the gods (have we signed Dossevi or Austin, O'Brien or Ritchie). Really hope we see Nile Play at the CG next season and we could possibly still receive a fee if he sees his contract out (if extended) Perhaps London Red could confirm but at 22 if he plays next season and we offer a better contract then he will still be young enough to get a fee through tribunal. COYMR
Best we can hope for really would be getting a decent fee for his services, would love to see him here ongoing but reckon he'll get snapped up by a bigger club. Even if we were looking for around a million that'd be peanuts to some clubs. Guessing the eight weeks out injured line was a ruse in expectation of how long the trial might take, so hopefully will see him back before the end of the season.
Doubt that very much - the trial was only ever planned for 1 week
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Then it was either he is free to play or banged up for 5 years+
.
He has said out for season - gutted on twitter
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Plus he asked to sit in court due to his injury
.
So I think it is the real deal - which is gutting
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: There is no doubt Nile has been sorely missed - seems to have that presence- that aura - about him that seems to inspire the rest of the team. Having now had a huge weight lifted off his shoulders it is now up to him to drive out those demons - buckle down - concentrate on his profession - the ball is now in his court ( no pun intended ) .[/p][/quote]I dont think we will see Ranger play for STFC again[/p][/quote]Dazza, I suspect you may be right but hopefully we will see any fee received invested wisely. Having said wisely I think often the signing of a player is in the lap of the gods (have we signed Dossevi or Austin, O'Brien or Ritchie). Really hope we see Nile Play at the CG next season and we could possibly still receive a fee if he sees his contract out (if extended) Perhaps London Red could confirm but at 22 if he plays next season and we offer a better contract then he will still be young enough to get a fee through tribunal. COYMR[/p][/quote]Best we can hope for really would be getting a decent fee for his services, would love to see him here ongoing but reckon he'll get snapped up by a bigger club. Even if we were looking for around a million that'd be peanuts to some clubs. Guessing the eight weeks out injured line was a ruse in expectation of how long the trial might take, so hopefully will see him back before the end of the season.[/p][/quote]Doubt that very much - the trial was only ever planned for 1 week . Then it was either he is free to play or banged up for 5 years+ . He has said out for season - gutted on twitter . Plus he asked to sit in court due to his injury . So I think it is the real deal - which is gutting London Red
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