Town players back for pre-season

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Town boss Mark Cooper Town boss Mark Cooper

THE Swindon Town squad return for pre-season training today.

The Robins players were put through fitness tests last week to establish their condition following their summer break, but will be put through their paces from today.

Town have yet to make any new additions this summer, with the club’s ownership still to be decided by the High Court, but a number of trialists are expected to link up with the squad.

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6:30am Mon 30 Jun 14

the wizard says...

Good luck to Power and let us all hope the judge finds in his favour. Good luck too to the players, and staff, for the up coming season,. If we can play with the spirit of Costa Rica then we won't go far wrong. Never say die.
Good luck to Power and let us all hope the judge finds in his favour. Good luck too to the players, and staff, for the up coming season,. If we can play with the spirit of Costa Rica then we won't go far wrong. Never say die. the wizard
  • Score: 29

7:59am Mon 30 Jun 14

old town robin says...

The hearing continues with a judgement expected this week, Anyone any idea when (which day) this should be resolved.

Worryingly only 3 week until the Saints friendly, we are running close to the wind to having any team of substance. Let's hope there has been some wheeling and dealing behind the scenes and as soon as this court mess is cleaned up once and for all we can all expect things to move forward with a bit more urgency.
The hearing continues with a judgement expected this week, Anyone any idea when (which day) this should be resolved. Worryingly only 3 week until the Saints friendly, we are running close to the wind to having any team of substance. Let's hope there has been some wheeling and dealing behind the scenes and as soon as this court mess is cleaned up once and for all we can all expect things to move forward with a bit more urgency. old town robin
  • Score: 10

8:20am Mon 30 Jun 14

oz ashes says...

wednesday i think i read before i am sure power has the irons in the fire already and as soon as the judgement is made then we will see the signings coming in if jed gets in were up the creek without a paddle
wednesday i think i read before i am sure power has the irons in the fire already and as soon as the judgement is made then we will see the signings coming in if jed gets in were up the creek without a paddle oz ashes
  • Score: 7

8:20am Mon 30 Jun 14

manxman says...

old town robin wrote:
The hearing continues with a judgement expected this week, Anyone any idea when (which day) this should be resolved.

Worryingly only 3 week until the Saints friendly, we are running close to the wind to having any team of substance. Let's hope there has been some wheeling and dealing behind the scenes and as soon as this court mess is cleaned up once and for all we can all expect things to move forward with a bit more urgency.
It will be fine. Power will win the court case this week. He certainly should do anyway, what with the judge calling McCrory a liar. In my experience, that's never a good thing when that happens. Then we will be back on track. It's not like Cooper and Power will have been sat on their thumbs whilst this has been going on. They will have been lining up players to come in. Just that until the court case is resolved, they can't be dishing out contracts, hence only players on trial so far. Most football business seems to happens after the world cup, but it doesn't mean it hasn't been lined up for weeks. Keep the faith. All will be good.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: The hearing continues with a judgement expected this week, Anyone any idea when (which day) this should be resolved. Worryingly only 3 week until the Saints friendly, we are running close to the wind to having any team of substance. Let's hope there has been some wheeling and dealing behind the scenes and as soon as this court mess is cleaned up once and for all we can all expect things to move forward with a bit more urgency.[/p][/quote]It will be fine. Power will win the court case this week. He certainly should do anyway, what with the judge calling McCrory a liar. In my experience, that's never a good thing when that happens. Then we will be back on track. It's not like Cooper and Power will have been sat on their thumbs whilst this has been going on. They will have been lining up players to come in. Just that until the court case is resolved, they can't be dishing out contracts, hence only players on trial so far. Most football business seems to happens after the world cup, but it doesn't mean it hasn't been lined up for weeks. Keep the faith. All will be good. manxman
  • Score: 14

8:38am Mon 30 Jun 14

outlaw2 says...

OK - nobody want McC back here but you have to question Powers business acumen if he didn't get all the paperwork in place when he thought he was taking the helm.
Hope he gets the nod from the beak.
The alternative might see Jed running car boot sales on the pitch on Sunday.
OK - nobody want McC back here but you have to question Powers business acumen if he didn't get all the paperwork in place when he thought he was taking the helm. Hope he gets the nod from the beak. The alternative might see Jed running car boot sales on the pitch on Sunday. outlaw2
  • Score: 2

8:41am Mon 30 Jun 14

The Jockster says...

the wizard wrote:
Good luck to Power and let us all hope the judge finds in his favour. Good luck too to the players, and staff, for the up coming season,. If we can play with the spirit of Costa Rica then we won't go far wrong. Never say die.
I suspect it will be more like Costa Coffee! 😃⚽️😃⚽️
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Good luck to Power and let us all hope the judge finds in his favour. Good luck too to the players, and staff, for the up coming season,. If we can play with the spirit of Costa Rica then we won't go far wrong. Never say die.[/p][/quote]I suspect it will be more like Costa Coffee! 😃⚽️😃⚽️ The Jockster
  • Score: -6

8:43am Mon 30 Jun 14

LeGod says...

Lets hope we get a decision in Powers favour the fact the judge has sussed Jed out for what he is a liar hopefully this will be in Powers favour plus Jeds mission is only to get money out of power and i really hope Jed get screwed big time with the right decision.
Sounds like Troy is on his way reding his tweets over the weekend so two centre backs required hopefully we can get Stephens back plus one other but its a pity Troy sounds like he's going.
Lets hope we get a decision in Powers favour the fact the judge has sussed Jed out for what he is a liar hopefully this will be in Powers favour plus Jeds mission is only to get money out of power and i really hope Jed get screwed big time with the right decision. Sounds like Troy is on his way reding his tweets over the weekend so two centre backs required hopefully we can get Stephens back plus one other but its a pity Troy sounds like he's going. LeGod
  • Score: 1

9:19am Mon 30 Jun 14

London Red says...

manxman wrote:
old town robin wrote: The hearing continues with a judgement expected this week, Anyone any idea when (which day) this should be resolved. Worryingly only 3 week until the Saints friendly, we are running close to the wind to having any team of substance. Let's hope there has been some wheeling and dealing behind the scenes and as soon as this court mess is cleaned up once and for all we can all expect things to move forward with a bit more urgency.
It will be fine. Power will win the court case this week. He certainly should do anyway, what with the judge calling McCrory a liar. In my experience, that's never a good thing when that happens. Then we will be back on track. It's not like Cooper and Power will have been sat on their thumbs whilst this has been going on. They will have been lining up players to come in. Just that until the court case is resolved, they can't be dishing out contracts, hence only players on trial so far. Most football business seems to happens after the world cup, but it doesn't mean it hasn't been lined up for weeks. Keep the faith. All will be good.
Exactly - despite the adver failing to report what both BBC and FLIC have we have 2 trialists attending today
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Khalil Lambin (CF, 21) and Jonathan Vandesompele Ladid (CB/DCM, 21) are due to be there - so obviously we have been doing some deals in the background!
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Also bar Luongo who has an extra few days off - the other 18 signed up will be there - so that is 20 today at least
.
Also it is unknown what will be happening with Troy and Brnaco - so we could be upto 22 if they are there
.
Hardly strugglinh to make up the numbers over 5 weeks ahead of the big KO
[quote][p][bold]manxman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: The hearing continues with a judgement expected this week, Anyone any idea when (which day) this should be resolved. Worryingly only 3 week until the Saints friendly, we are running close to the wind to having any team of substance. Let's hope there has been some wheeling and dealing behind the scenes and as soon as this court mess is cleaned up once and for all we can all expect things to move forward with a bit more urgency.[/p][/quote]It will be fine. Power will win the court case this week. He certainly should do anyway, what with the judge calling McCrory a liar. In my experience, that's never a good thing when that happens. Then we will be back on track. It's not like Cooper and Power will have been sat on their thumbs whilst this has been going on. They will have been lining up players to come in. Just that until the court case is resolved, they can't be dishing out contracts, hence only players on trial so far. Most football business seems to happens after the world cup, but it doesn't mean it hasn't been lined up for weeks. Keep the faith. All will be good.[/p][/quote]Exactly - despite the adver failing to report what both BBC and FLIC have we have 2 trialists attending today . Khalil Lambin (CF, 21) and Jonathan Vandesompele Ladid (CB/DCM, 21) are due to be there - so obviously we have been doing some deals in the background! . Also bar Luongo who has an extra few days off - the other 18 signed up will be there - so that is 20 today at least . Also it is unknown what will be happening with Troy and Brnaco - so we could be upto 22 if they are there . Hardly strugglinh to make up the numbers over 5 weeks ahead of the big KO London Red
  • Score: -1

9:25am Mon 30 Jun 14

London Red says...

London Red wrote:
manxman wrote:
old town robin wrote: The hearing continues with a judgement expected this week, Anyone any idea when (which day) this should be resolved. Worryingly only 3 week until the Saints friendly, we are running close to the wind to having any team of substance. Let's hope there has been some wheeling and dealing behind the scenes and as soon as this court mess is cleaned up once and for all we can all expect things to move forward with a bit more urgency.
It will be fine. Power will win the court case this week. He certainly should do anyway, what with the judge calling McCrory a liar. In my experience, that's never a good thing when that happens. Then we will be back on track. It's not like Cooper and Power will have been sat on their thumbs whilst this has been going on. They will have been lining up players to come in. Just that until the court case is resolved, they can't be dishing out contracts, hence only players on trial so far. Most football business seems to happens after the world cup, but it doesn't mean it hasn't been lined up for weeks. Keep the faith. All will be good.
Exactly - despite the adver failing to report what both BBC and FLIC have we have 2 trialists attending today . Khalil Lambin (CF, 21) and Jonathan Vandesompele Ladid (CB/DCM, 21) are due to be there - so obviously we have been doing some deals in the background! . Also bar Luongo who has an extra few days off - the other 18 signed up will be there - so that is 20 today at least . Also it is unknown what will be happening with Troy and Brnaco - so we could be upto 22 if they are there . Hardly strugglinh to make up the numbers over 5 weeks ahead of the big KO
Before the quality over quantity comes out - we have that too with likes of Foderingham, N.Thompson, Byrne, L.Thompson, Kasim, Luongo, Smith and Williams in the squad - who are all decent L1 players and should form the base of our team
.
Before the Williams comments come out - no I don't think he is a good striker - but he is a decent fottballer and if used correctly (which we didn't last time) he could be a real asset with his pace and dribbiling ability
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]manxman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: The hearing continues with a judgement expected this week, Anyone any idea when (which day) this should be resolved. Worryingly only 3 week until the Saints friendly, we are running close to the wind to having any team of substance. Let's hope there has been some wheeling and dealing behind the scenes and as soon as this court mess is cleaned up once and for all we can all expect things to move forward with a bit more urgency.[/p][/quote]It will be fine. Power will win the court case this week. He certainly should do anyway, what with the judge calling McCrory a liar. In my experience, that's never a good thing when that happens. Then we will be back on track. It's not like Cooper and Power will have been sat on their thumbs whilst this has been going on. They will have been lining up players to come in. Just that until the court case is resolved, they can't be dishing out contracts, hence only players on trial so far. Most football business seems to happens after the world cup, but it doesn't mean it hasn't been lined up for weeks. Keep the faith. All will be good.[/p][/quote]Exactly - despite the adver failing to report what both BBC and FLIC have we have 2 trialists attending today . Khalil Lambin (CF, 21) and Jonathan Vandesompele Ladid (CB/DCM, 21) are due to be there - so obviously we have been doing some deals in the background! . Also bar Luongo who has an extra few days off - the other 18 signed up will be there - so that is 20 today at least . Also it is unknown what will be happening with Troy and Brnaco - so we could be upto 22 if they are there . Hardly strugglinh to make up the numbers over 5 weeks ahead of the big KO[/p][/quote]Before the quality over quantity comes out - we have that too with likes of Foderingham, N.Thompson, Byrne, L.Thompson, Kasim, Luongo, Smith and Williams in the squad - who are all decent L1 players and should form the base of our team . Before the Williams comments come out - no I don't think he is a good striker - but he is a decent fottballer and if used correctly (which we didn't last time) he could be a real asset with his pace and dribbiling ability London Red
  • Score: 7

9:46am Mon 30 Jun 14

Wilesy says...

London Red wrote:
London Red wrote:
manxman wrote:
old town robin wrote: The hearing continues with a judgement expected this week, Anyone any idea when (which day) this should be resolved. Worryingly only 3 week until the Saints friendly, we are running close to the wind to having any team of substance. Let's hope there has been some wheeling and dealing behind the scenes and as soon as this court mess is cleaned up once and for all we can all expect things to move forward with a bit more urgency.
It will be fine. Power will win the court case this week. He certainly should do anyway, what with the judge calling McCrory a liar. In my experience, that's never a good thing when that happens. Then we will be back on track. It's not like Cooper and Power will have been sat on their thumbs whilst this has been going on. They will have been lining up players to come in. Just that until the court case is resolved, they can't be dishing out contracts, hence only players on trial so far. Most football business seems to happens after the world cup, but it doesn't mean it hasn't been lined up for weeks. Keep the faith. All will be good.
Exactly - despite the adver failing to report what both BBC and FLIC have we have 2 trialists attending today . Khalil Lambin (CF, 21) and Jonathan Vandesompele Ladid (CB/DCM, 21) are due to be there - so obviously we have been doing some deals in the background! . Also bar Luongo who has an extra few days off - the other 18 signed up will be there - so that is 20 today at least . Also it is unknown what will be happening with Troy and Brnaco - so we could be upto 22 if they are there . Hardly strugglinh to make up the numbers over 5 weeks ahead of the big KO
Before the quality over quantity comes out - we have that too with likes of Foderingham, N.Thompson, Byrne, L.Thompson, Kasim, Luongo, Smith and Williams in the squad - who are all decent L1 players and should form the base of our team
.
Before the Williams comments come out - no I don't think he is a good striker - but he is a decent fottballer and if used correctly (which we didn't last time) he could be a real asset with his pace and dribbiling ability
Hopefully the triallists will be 'Kasim standard'.

Also hopefully Power hasn't been too distracted with the court case, and when he wins has a few lined-up.

I'm 50/50 on Troy going, shame as he played so well second half of last season, but not sure you would get 50 games out of him next season - think the injury risk probably just outweighs the benefit providing we get in a dominating CB.

One thing that could get us more points next season are less injuries. Jay, Troy and Mason all injury prone, plus we lost Hall, Ranger and you can include Williams there too, even Navarro(!) on long term injuries. We may end up losing all of them but if so that's a fair few quid freed up on new players, despite the budget cut.

Sheff Utd and Bristol City looking the sides to beat next season, both busy in the transfer market with some tried and tested signings. Triallists are all well and good but think we need one or two tried and tested ones too if the budget allows....
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]manxman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: The hearing continues with a judgement expected this week, Anyone any idea when (which day) this should be resolved. Worryingly only 3 week until the Saints friendly, we are running close to the wind to having any team of substance. Let's hope there has been some wheeling and dealing behind the scenes and as soon as this court mess is cleaned up once and for all we can all expect things to move forward with a bit more urgency.[/p][/quote]It will be fine. Power will win the court case this week. He certainly should do anyway, what with the judge calling McCrory a liar. In my experience, that's never a good thing when that happens. Then we will be back on track. It's not like Cooper and Power will have been sat on their thumbs whilst this has been going on. They will have been lining up players to come in. Just that until the court case is resolved, they can't be dishing out contracts, hence only players on trial so far. Most football business seems to happens after the world cup, but it doesn't mean it hasn't been lined up for weeks. Keep the faith. All will be good.[/p][/quote]Exactly - despite the adver failing to report what both BBC and FLIC have we have 2 trialists attending today . Khalil Lambin (CF, 21) and Jonathan Vandesompele Ladid (CB/DCM, 21) are due to be there - so obviously we have been doing some deals in the background! . Also bar Luongo who has an extra few days off - the other 18 signed up will be there - so that is 20 today at least . Also it is unknown what will be happening with Troy and Brnaco - so we could be upto 22 if they are there . Hardly strugglinh to make up the numbers over 5 weeks ahead of the big KO[/p][/quote]Before the quality over quantity comes out - we have that too with likes of Foderingham, N.Thompson, Byrne, L.Thompson, Kasim, Luongo, Smith and Williams in the squad - who are all decent L1 players and should form the base of our team . Before the Williams comments come out - no I don't think he is a good striker - but he is a decent fottballer and if used correctly (which we didn't last time) he could be a real asset with his pace and dribbiling ability[/p][/quote]Hopefully the triallists will be 'Kasim standard'. Also hopefully Power hasn't been too distracted with the court case, and when he wins has a few lined-up. I'm 50/50 on Troy going, shame as he played so well second half of last season, but not sure you would get 50 games out of him next season - think the injury risk probably just outweighs the benefit providing we get in a dominating CB. One thing that could get us more points next season are less injuries. Jay, Troy and Mason all injury prone, plus we lost Hall, Ranger and you can include Williams there too, even Navarro(!) on long term injuries. We may end up losing all of them but if so that's a fair few quid freed up on new players, despite the budget cut. Sheff Utd and Bristol City looking the sides to beat next season, both busy in the transfer market with some tried and tested signings. Triallists are all well and good but think we need one or two tried and tested ones too if the budget allows.... Wilesy
  • Score: 2

9:56am Mon 30 Jun 14

the wizard says...

Lots of good comments here this morning and a lot of positivity, which is always good to see. Even Jock got up early to smell the coffee. Just hope the judge don't rain on our parade.

Completely off subject but worthy of mention, I do like the white marker spray refs are using in the World Cup. I think that would be a welcome measure here, to prevent free kicks being taken in the wrong place and a firm understanding of the line where the "wall" can stand, especially after the ref has paced it out.
Lots of good comments here this morning and a lot of positivity, which is always good to see. Even Jock got up early to smell the coffee. Just hope the judge don't rain on our parade. Completely off subject but worthy of mention, I do like the white marker spray refs are using in the World Cup. I think that would be a welcome measure here, to prevent free kicks being taken in the wrong place and a firm understanding of the line where the "wall" can stand, especially after the ref has paced it out. the wizard
  • Score: 6

10:31am Mon 30 Jun 14

Chish and Fips says...

The Jockster wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Good luck to Power and let us all hope the judge finds in his favour. Good luck too to the players, and staff, for the up coming season,. If we can play with the spirit of Costa Rica then we won't go far wrong. Never say die.
I suspect it will be more like Costa Coffee! 😃⚽️😃⚽️
and hopefully. not Costa lot .....

As you rightfully say Wiz - great to see positive comments on here this morning.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Good luck to Power and let us all hope the judge finds in his favour. Good luck too to the players, and staff, for the up coming season,. If we can play with the spirit of Costa Rica then we won't go far wrong. Never say die.[/p][/quote]I suspect it will be more like Costa Coffee! 😃⚽️😃⚽️[/p][/quote]and hopefully. not Costa lot ..... As you rightfully say Wiz - great to see positive comments on here this morning. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

11:15am Mon 30 Jun 14

Swindon1984 says...

the wizard wrote:
Lots of good comments here this morning and a lot of positivity, which is always good to see. Even Jock got up early to smell the coffee. Just hope the judge don't rain on our parade. Completely off subject but worthy of mention, I do like the white marker spray refs are using in the World Cup. I think that would be a welcome measure here, to prevent free kicks being taken in the wrong place and a firm understanding of the line where the "wall" can stand, especially after the ref has paced it out.
Agreed, simple but effective improvement to the game whereas so many suggestions we've had in the past few years have been the total opposite, intrusive and confusing. Would end all the silly edging forward once the ref has his back turned (hopfeully)
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Lots of good comments here this morning and a lot of positivity, which is always good to see. Even Jock got up early to smell the coffee. Just hope the judge don't rain on our parade. Completely off subject but worthy of mention, I do like the white marker spray refs are using in the World Cup. I think that would be a welcome measure here, to prevent free kicks being taken in the wrong place and a firm understanding of the line where the "wall" can stand, especially after the ref has paced it out.[/p][/quote]Agreed, simple but effective improvement to the game whereas so many suggestions we've had in the past few years have been the total opposite, intrusive and confusing. Would end all the silly edging forward once the ref has his back turned (hopfeully) Swindon1984
  • Score: 3

11:18am Mon 30 Jun 14

harley red says...

I don't want to watch a load of kids I want to watch a division one club that can challenge for a top 3 or at least a top 6 . This won't happen with load of kids . As for Jed and power neither has any money so hope they both walk and take cooper with them . Then we can start all over again it can't be as bad as these 2 con men ,,,,,,,,,,!!!!
I don't want to watch a load of kids I want to watch a division one club that can challenge for a top 3 or at least a top 6 . This won't happen with load of kids . As for Jed and power neither has any money so hope they both walk and take cooper with them . Then we can start all over again it can't be as bad as these 2 con men ,,,,,,,,,,!!!! harley red
  • Score: -14

12:20pm Mon 30 Jun 14

LeGod says...

Harley red - i think Power has good intentions for this club wheras Jed was looking at what was in it for Jed and to leave us in the mire. Admittedly Power has limited funds and i would imagine has been trying to get additional funds to help the club move forward. But state you wish him out of the club would leave in a position of administration again and relgation to the conference as that would be our position if he walked unless some rich owner is in the back ground. For any lower league club its tough as the finances are hard to juggle and the Premier league which is cash rich dont give two hoots about lower league clubs exisitence if they did they would want some of the ridiculous money some of the average players that play in that league get to whittle its way down to some of our struggling clubs.
Ok Power has had companies in the past go belly up so have alot of leading business people the likes of Richard Branson etc and many others.
Power has the balls to take a gamble and help this club progress and you need to be careful what you wish for.
This club lets face it has never really had particulalry good owners probably Fitton being the exception as he seemed honourable and honest. Lets face it most football club owners dont bat with a straight bat look at the premier league again with all the dodgy owners they have and court cases that have been going on.
Power knows what he wants and hopefully if he wins this court case i would expect some other investor to come in to support him, he has alot of contacts in the game and hopefully if we can get that the future may be brighter than we all currently believe it will be.
Lets show a bit of faith he's put his money where his mouth is and we need to support the club otherwise we wont have one.
Its ok criticising but we got the hand we have been dealt and there are clubs much worse off than us at the moment but the trouble with us is if we do go into administratiion ever again in the future you could probably say good bye to this club and none of us want that.
Im sure as well we have players lined up to come in once this case is over that we dont know about yet as they cant announce anything until its over.
Harley red - i think Power has good intentions for this club wheras Jed was looking at what was in it for Jed and to leave us in the mire. Admittedly Power has limited funds and i would imagine has been trying to get additional funds to help the club move forward. But state you wish him out of the club would leave in a position of administration again and relgation to the conference as that would be our position if he walked unless some rich owner is in the back ground. For any lower league club its tough as the finances are hard to juggle and the Premier league which is cash rich dont give two hoots about lower league clubs exisitence if they did they would want some of the ridiculous money some of the average players that play in that league get to whittle its way down to some of our struggling clubs. Ok Power has had companies in the past go belly up so have alot of leading business people the likes of Richard Branson etc and many others. Power has the balls to take a gamble and help this club progress and you need to be careful what you wish for. This club lets face it has never really had particulalry good owners probably Fitton being the exception as he seemed honourable and honest. Lets face it most football club owners dont bat with a straight bat look at the premier league again with all the dodgy owners they have and court cases that have been going on. Power knows what he wants and hopefully if he wins this court case i would expect some other investor to come in to support him, he has alot of contacts in the game and hopefully if we can get that the future may be brighter than we all currently believe it will be. Lets show a bit of faith he's put his money where his mouth is and we need to support the club otherwise we wont have one. Its ok criticising but we got the hand we have been dealt and there are clubs much worse off than us at the moment but the trouble with us is if we do go into administratiion ever again in the future you could probably say good bye to this club and none of us want that. Im sure as well we have players lined up to come in once this case is over that we dont know about yet as they cant announce anything until its over. LeGod
  • Score: 11

12:23pm Mon 30 Jun 14

MITTED says...

Whilst the judge said that McCrory lied, he also said that the delay for his decision was to check on a point of law. My worry is that whilst McCrory lied in court, he may still win on a legal technicality.
COYR
Whilst the judge said that McCrory lied, he also said that the delay for his decision was to check on a point of law. My worry is that whilst McCrory lied in court, he may still win on a legal technicality. COYR MITTED
  • Score: 0

12:33pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Cleuso says...

harley red wrote:
I don't want to watch a load of kids I want to watch a division one club that can challenge for a top 3 or at least a top 6 . This won't happen with load of kids . As for Jed and power neither has any money so hope they both walk and take cooper with them . Then we can start all over again it can't be as bad as these 2 con men ,,,,,,,,,,!!!!
Which bits of "sustainabilty" do you not understand ?
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: I don't want to watch a load of kids I want to watch a division one club that can challenge for a top 3 or at least a top 6 . This won't happen with load of kids . As for Jed and power neither has any money so hope they both walk and take cooper with them . Then we can start all over again it can't be as bad as these 2 con men ,,,,,,,,,,!!!![/p][/quote]Which bits of "sustainabilty" do you not understand ? Cleuso
  • Score: 7

1:13pm Mon 30 Jun 14

RamsburyRed says...

London Red wrote:
London Red wrote:
manxman wrote:
old town robin wrote: The hearing continues with a judgement expected this week, Anyone any idea when (which day) this should be resolved. Worryingly only 3 week until the Saints friendly, we are running close to the wind to having any team of substance. Let's hope there has been some wheeling and dealing behind the scenes and as soon as this court mess is cleaned up once and for all we can all expect things to move forward with a bit more urgency.
It will be fine. Power will win the court case this week. He certainly should do anyway, what with the judge calling McCrory a liar. In my experience, that's never a good thing when that happens. Then we will be back on track. It's not like Cooper and Power will have been sat on their thumbs whilst this has been going on. They will have been lining up players to come in. Just that until the court case is resolved, they can't be dishing out contracts, hence only players on trial so far. Most football business seems to happens after the world cup, but it doesn't mean it hasn't been lined up for weeks. Keep the faith. All will be good.
Exactly - despite the adver failing to report what both BBC and FLIC have we have 2 trialists attending today . Khalil Lambin (CF, 21) and Jonathan Vandesompele Ladid (CB/DCM, 21) are due to be there - so obviously we have been doing some deals in the background! . Also bar Luongo who has an extra few days off - the other 18 signed up will be there - so that is 20 today at least . Also it is unknown what will be happening with Troy and Brnaco - so we could be upto 22 if they are there . Hardly strugglinh to make up the numbers over 5 weeks ahead of the big KO
Before the quality over quantity comes out - we have that too with likes of Foderingham, N.Thompson, Byrne, L.Thompson, Kasim, Luongo, Smith and Williams in the squad - who are all decent L1 players and should form the base of our team
.
Before the Williams comments come out - no I don't think he is a good striker - but he is a decent fottballer and if used correctly (which we didn't last time) he could be a real asset with his pace and dribbiling ability
You're in danger of having an argument with yourself there, LR.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]manxman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: The hearing continues with a judgement expected this week, Anyone any idea when (which day) this should be resolved. Worryingly only 3 week until the Saints friendly, we are running close to the wind to having any team of substance. Let's hope there has been some wheeling and dealing behind the scenes and as soon as this court mess is cleaned up once and for all we can all expect things to move forward with a bit more urgency.[/p][/quote]It will be fine. Power will win the court case this week. He certainly should do anyway, what with the judge calling McCrory a liar. In my experience, that's never a good thing when that happens. Then we will be back on track. It's not like Cooper and Power will have been sat on their thumbs whilst this has been going on. They will have been lining up players to come in. Just that until the court case is resolved, they can't be dishing out contracts, hence only players on trial so far. Most football business seems to happens after the world cup, but it doesn't mean it hasn't been lined up for weeks. Keep the faith. All will be good.[/p][/quote]Exactly - despite the adver failing to report what both BBC and FLIC have we have 2 trialists attending today . Khalil Lambin (CF, 21) and Jonathan Vandesompele Ladid (CB/DCM, 21) are due to be there - so obviously we have been doing some deals in the background! . Also bar Luongo who has an extra few days off - the other 18 signed up will be there - so that is 20 today at least . Also it is unknown what will be happening with Troy and Brnaco - so we could be upto 22 if they are there . Hardly strugglinh to make up the numbers over 5 weeks ahead of the big KO[/p][/quote]Before the quality over quantity comes out - we have that too with likes of Foderingham, N.Thompson, Byrne, L.Thompson, Kasim, Luongo, Smith and Williams in the squad - who are all decent L1 players and should form the base of our team . Before the Williams comments come out - no I don't think he is a good striker - but he is a decent fottballer and if used correctly (which we didn't last time) he could be a real asset with his pace and dribbiling ability[/p][/quote]You're in danger of having an argument with yourself there, LR. RamsburyRed
  • Score: 1

1:46pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Davidsyrett says...

I am still at a loss to understand the main issues of this Court Case?

Surely if LP owns 60% of the club (which seems to be in no doubt) How can there be any doubt that he is the owner, the most Jed can own is 40%?

So is this simply about putting a value on the 40% Jed owns? or, If not, then it has to be about whether legitimately LP had any right to take the club over.
I am still at a loss to understand the main issues of this Court Case? Surely if LP owns 60% of the club (which seems to be in no doubt) How can there be any doubt that he is the owner, the most Jed can own is 40%? So is this simply about putting a value on the 40% Jed owns? or, If not, then it has to be about whether legitimately LP had any right to take the club over. Davidsyrett
  • Score: 1

1:54pm Mon 30 Jun 14

London Red says...

Wilesy wrote:
London Red wrote:
London Red wrote:
manxman wrote:
old town robin wrote: The hearing continues with a judgement expected this week, Anyone any idea when (which day) this should be resolved. Worryingly only 3 week until the Saints friendly, we are running close to the wind to having any team of substance. Let's hope there has been some wheeling and dealing behind the scenes and as soon as this court mess is cleaned up once and for all we can all expect things to move forward with a bit more urgency.
It will be fine. Power will win the court case this week. He certainly should do anyway, what with the judge calling McCrory a liar. In my experience, that's never a good thing when that happens. Then we will be back on track. It's not like Cooper and Power will have been sat on their thumbs whilst this has been going on. They will have been lining up players to come in. Just that until the court case is resolved, they can't be dishing out contracts, hence only players on trial so far. Most football business seems to happens after the world cup, but it doesn't mean it hasn't been lined up for weeks. Keep the faith. All will be good.
Exactly - despite the adver failing to report what both BBC and FLIC have we have 2 trialists attending today . Khalil Lambin (CF, 21) and Jonathan Vandesompele Ladid (CB/DCM, 21) are due to be there - so obviously we have been doing some deals in the background! . Also bar Luongo who has an extra few days off - the other 18 signed up will be there - so that is 20 today at least . Also it is unknown what will be happening with Troy and Brnaco - so we could be upto 22 if they are there . Hardly strugglinh to make up the numbers over 5 weeks ahead of the big KO
Before the quality over quantity comes out - we have that too with likes of Foderingham, N.Thompson, Byrne, L.Thompson, Kasim, Luongo, Smith and Williams in the squad - who are all decent L1 players and should form the base of our team . Before the Williams comments come out - no I don't think he is a good striker - but he is a decent fottballer and if used correctly (which we didn't last time) he could be a real asset with his pace and dribbiling ability
Hopefully the triallists will be 'Kasim standard'. Also hopefully Power hasn't been too distracted with the court case, and when he wins has a few lined-up. I'm 50/50 on Troy going, shame as he played so well second half of last season, but not sure you would get 50 games out of him next season - think the injury risk probably just outweighs the benefit providing we get in a dominating CB. One thing that could get us more points next season are less injuries. Jay, Troy and Mason all injury prone, plus we lost Hall, Ranger and you can include Williams there too, even Navarro(!) on long term injuries. We may end up losing all of them but if so that's a fair few quid freed up on new players, despite the budget cut. Sheff Utd and Bristol City looking the sides to beat next season, both busy in the transfer market with some tried and tested signings. Triallists are all well and good but think we need one or two tried and tested ones too if the budget allows....
True - but lets not forget the exact same thing was said last season - and look what happened to both Sheff U and Bristol then!
.
I don't think it will happen again as both do have decent managers now and I do expect both to be top 6
.
However using copy and paste from the BBC transfer and excel to do some sorting etc - I was quickly able to identify there have been 50 transfers so far to L1 sides made up of 17 teams - so there are 6 others who too have yet to make a single signing -
.
Plus of those 17 sides - 3 have only made one signing so are hardly making whol scale chages - it primarily Crawley (7), Preston (5), Bristol (4) and Sheff U (4) who have been busy - of which 3 have massive amounts of cash!
.
Of those 50 transfers - there are only 8 which I think that would have been a good signing for us - so I don't think we are too far behind - especially as most of those 8 we wouldn't have been in for as they involved transfer fees or are on big Championship wages
.
The 8 are: Kane Hemmings (Barnsley), Korey Smith and Wade Elliot (Bristol City), Ryan Dickson (Crawley), Keith Southern (Fleetwood), Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham), Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) and Andy Butler (Sheffield United)
.
Plus if we make certain re-signings some would drop off that list - i.e Troy and Stephens would mean no McFadzean or Butler
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]manxman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: The hearing continues with a judgement expected this week, Anyone any idea when (which day) this should be resolved. Worryingly only 3 week until the Saints friendly, we are running close to the wind to having any team of substance. Let's hope there has been some wheeling and dealing behind the scenes and as soon as this court mess is cleaned up once and for all we can all expect things to move forward with a bit more urgency.[/p][/quote]It will be fine. Power will win the court case this week. He certainly should do anyway, what with the judge calling McCrory a liar. In my experience, that's never a good thing when that happens. Then we will be back on track. It's not like Cooper and Power will have been sat on their thumbs whilst this has been going on. They will have been lining up players to come in. Just that until the court case is resolved, they can't be dishing out contracts, hence only players on trial so far. Most football business seems to happens after the world cup, but it doesn't mean it hasn't been lined up for weeks. Keep the faith. All will be good.[/p][/quote]Exactly - despite the adver failing to report what both BBC and FLIC have we have 2 trialists attending today . Khalil Lambin (CF, 21) and Jonathan Vandesompele Ladid (CB/DCM, 21) are due to be there - so obviously we have been doing some deals in the background! . Also bar Luongo who has an extra few days off - the other 18 signed up will be there - so that is 20 today at least . Also it is unknown what will be happening with Troy and Brnaco - so we could be upto 22 if they are there . Hardly strugglinh to make up the numbers over 5 weeks ahead of the big KO[/p][/quote]Before the quality over quantity comes out - we have that too with likes of Foderingham, N.Thompson, Byrne, L.Thompson, Kasim, Luongo, Smith and Williams in the squad - who are all decent L1 players and should form the base of our team . Before the Williams comments come out - no I don't think he is a good striker - but he is a decent fottballer and if used correctly (which we didn't last time) he could be a real asset with his pace and dribbiling ability[/p][/quote]Hopefully the triallists will be 'Kasim standard'. Also hopefully Power hasn't been too distracted with the court case, and when he wins has a few lined-up. I'm 50/50 on Troy going, shame as he played so well second half of last season, but not sure you would get 50 games out of him next season - think the injury risk probably just outweighs the benefit providing we get in a dominating CB. One thing that could get us more points next season are less injuries. Jay, Troy and Mason all injury prone, plus we lost Hall, Ranger and you can include Williams there too, even Navarro(!) on long term injuries. We may end up losing all of them but if so that's a fair few quid freed up on new players, despite the budget cut. Sheff Utd and Bristol City looking the sides to beat next season, both busy in the transfer market with some tried and tested signings. Triallists are all well and good but think we need one or two tried and tested ones too if the budget allows....[/p][/quote]True - but lets not forget the exact same thing was said last season - and look what happened to both Sheff U and Bristol then! . I don't think it will happen again as both do have decent managers now and I do expect both to be top 6 . However using copy and paste from the BBC transfer and excel to do some sorting etc - I was quickly able to identify there have been 50 transfers so far to L1 sides made up of 17 teams - so there are 6 others who too have yet to make a single signing - . Plus of those 17 sides - 3 have only made one signing so are hardly making whol scale chages - it primarily Crawley (7), Preston (5), Bristol (4) and Sheff U (4) who have been busy - of which 3 have massive amounts of cash! . Of those 50 transfers - there are only 8 which I think that would have been a good signing for us - so I don't think we are too far behind - especially as most of those 8 we wouldn't have been in for as they involved transfer fees or are on big Championship wages . The 8 are: Kane Hemmings (Barnsley), Korey Smith and Wade Elliot (Bristol City), Ryan Dickson (Crawley), Keith Southern (Fleetwood), Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham), Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) and Andy Butler (Sheffield United) . Plus if we make certain re-signings some would drop off that list - i.e Troy and Stephens would mean no McFadzean or Butler London Red
  • Score: -4

2:00pm Mon 30 Jun 14

London Red says...

I see the adver have also missed this story - with Digby officially being replaced as GK coach by Hale
.
http://www.flicwilts
hire.com/STFC/Hale-e
lected-as-Head-of-Go
alkeeping-by-Town-.a
spx
I see the adver have also missed this story - with Digby officially being replaced as GK coach by Hale . http://www.flicwilts hire.com/STFC/Hale-e lected-as-Head-of-Go alkeeping-by-Town-.a spx London Red
  • Score: -2

2:07pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Oi Den! says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
I am still at a loss to understand the main issues of this Court Case?

Surely if LP owns 60% of the club (which seems to be in no doubt) How can there be any doubt that he is the owner, the most Jed can own is 40%?

So is this simply about putting a value on the 40% Jed owns? or, If not, then it has to be about whether legitimately LP had any right to take the club over.
Isn't it just that Power says he and McCrory agreed an extension to the deadline for Power to exercise his option to buy the club and McCrory denies it? McCrory therefore says Power's takeover is invalid because it happened outside the agreed (original) deadline? Despite emails and text messages that prove Power's case, the slippery one is trying it on - as we might expect.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: I am still at a loss to understand the main issues of this Court Case? Surely if LP owns 60% of the club (which seems to be in no doubt) How can there be any doubt that he is the owner, the most Jed can own is 40%? So is this simply about putting a value on the 40% Jed owns? or, If not, then it has to be about whether legitimately LP had any right to take the club over.[/p][/quote]Isn't it just that Power says he and McCrory agreed an extension to the deadline for Power to exercise his option to buy the club and McCrory denies it? McCrory therefore says Power's takeover is invalid because it happened outside the agreed (original) deadline? Despite emails and text messages that prove Power's case, the slippery one is trying it on - as we might expect. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

2:09pm Mon 30 Jun 14

MITTED says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
I am still at a loss to understand the main issues of this Court Case?

Surely if LP owns 60% of the club (which seems to be in no doubt) How can there be any doubt that he is the owner, the most Jed can own is 40%?

So is this simply about putting a value on the 40% Jed owns? or, If not, then it has to be about whether legitimately LP had any right to take the club over.
from reading the reports of the trial last week, my understanding is that Power had an option to take ownership (said 60%) by a certain date. He missed that date but claims Jed offered an extension. Also Power claims that Jed fooled Power into believing that whilst Power had eventually passed the fit and proper person test to be a director, it didn't count as being the owner. Ergo, Power missed the original date. Power then did some checking, discovered what he claims is Jed BS, and took control. Jed presented his case which led to the judge calling Jed a liar. I hope that makes sense.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: I am still at a loss to understand the main issues of this Court Case? Surely if LP owns 60% of the club (which seems to be in no doubt) How can there be any doubt that he is the owner, the most Jed can own is 40%? So is this simply about putting a value on the 40% Jed owns? or, If not, then it has to be about whether legitimately LP had any right to take the club over.[/p][/quote]from reading the reports of the trial last week, my understanding is that Power had an option to take ownership (said 60%) by a certain date. He missed that date but claims Jed offered an extension. Also Power claims that Jed fooled Power into believing that whilst Power had eventually passed the fit and proper person test to be a director, it didn't count as being the owner. Ergo, Power missed the original date. Power then did some checking, discovered what he claims is Jed BS, and took control. Jed presented his case which led to the judge calling Jed a liar. I hope that makes sense. MITTED
  • Score: -1

2:10pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Davidsyrett says...

London Red wrote:
I see the adver have also missed this story - with Digby officially being replaced as GK coach by Hale
.
http://www.flicwilts

hire.com/STFC/Hale-e

lected-as-Head-of-Go

alkeeping-by-Town-.a

spx
This story did the rounds on twitter last week, Digby did respond by saying he was staying at the club though.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: I see the adver have also missed this story - with Digby officially being replaced as GK coach by Hale . http://www.flicwilts hire.com/STFC/Hale-e lected-as-Head-of-Go alkeeping-by-Town-.a spx[/p][/quote]This story did the rounds on twitter last week, Digby did respond by saying he was staying at the club though. Davidsyrett
  • Score: -1

2:20pm Mon 30 Jun 14

smirg kcab says...

Good news jeds getting the wurzels to play a gig on the pitch on August 9th gates open 2pm
Good news jeds getting the wurzels to play a gig on the pitch on August 9th gates open 2pm smirg kcab
  • Score: 2

2:24pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Wilesy says...

London Red wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
London Red wrote:
London Red wrote:
manxman wrote:
old town robin wrote: The hearing continues with a judgement expected this week, Anyone any idea when (which day) this should be resolved. Worryingly only 3 week until the Saints friendly, we are running close to the wind to having any team of substance. Let's hope there has been some wheeling and dealing behind the scenes and as soon as this court mess is cleaned up once and for all we can all expect things to move forward with a bit more urgency.
It will be fine. Power will win the court case this week. He certainly should do anyway, what with the judge calling McCrory a liar. In my experience, that's never a good thing when that happens. Then we will be back on track. It's not like Cooper and Power will have been sat on their thumbs whilst this has been going on. They will have been lining up players to come in. Just that until the court case is resolved, they can't be dishing out contracts, hence only players on trial so far. Most football business seems to happens after the world cup, but it doesn't mean it hasn't been lined up for weeks. Keep the faith. All will be good.
Exactly - despite the adver failing to report what both BBC and FLIC have we have 2 trialists attending today . Khalil Lambin (CF, 21) and Jonathan Vandesompele Ladid (CB/DCM, 21) are due to be there - so obviously we have been doing some deals in the background! . Also bar Luongo who has an extra few days off - the other 18 signed up will be there - so that is 20 today at least . Also it is unknown what will be happening with Troy and Brnaco - so we could be upto 22 if they are there . Hardly strugglinh to make up the numbers over 5 weeks ahead of the big KO
Before the quality over quantity comes out - we have that too with likes of Foderingham, N.Thompson, Byrne, L.Thompson, Kasim, Luongo, Smith and Williams in the squad - who are all decent L1 players and should form the base of our team . Before the Williams comments come out - no I don't think he is a good striker - but he is a decent fottballer and if used correctly (which we didn't last time) he could be a real asset with his pace and dribbiling ability
Hopefully the triallists will be 'Kasim standard'. Also hopefully Power hasn't been too distracted with the court case, and when he wins has a few lined-up. I'm 50/50 on Troy going, shame as he played so well second half of last season, but not sure you would get 50 games out of him next season - think the injury risk probably just outweighs the benefit providing we get in a dominating CB. One thing that could get us more points next season are less injuries. Jay, Troy and Mason all injury prone, plus we lost Hall, Ranger and you can include Williams there too, even Navarro(!) on long term injuries. We may end up losing all of them but if so that's a fair few quid freed up on new players, despite the budget cut. Sheff Utd and Bristol City looking the sides to beat next season, both busy in the transfer market with some tried and tested signings. Triallists are all well and good but think we need one or two tried and tested ones too if the budget allows....
True - but lets not forget the exact same thing was said last season - and look what happened to both Sheff U and Bristol then!
.
I don't think it will happen again as both do have decent managers now and I do expect both to be top 6
.
However using copy and paste from the BBC transfer and excel to do some sorting etc - I was quickly able to identify there have been 50 transfers so far to L1 sides made up of 17 teams - so there are 6 others who too have yet to make a single signing -
.
Plus of those 17 sides - 3 have only made one signing so are hardly making whol scale chages - it primarily Crawley (7), Preston (5), Bristol (4) and Sheff U (4) who have been busy - of which 3 have massive amounts of cash!
.
Of those 50 transfers - there are only 8 which I think that would have been a good signing for us - so I don't think we are too far behind - especially as most of those 8 we wouldn't have been in for as they involved transfer fees or are on big Championship wages
.
The 8 are: Kane Hemmings (Barnsley), Korey Smith and Wade Elliot (Bristol City), Ryan Dickson (Crawley), Keith Southern (Fleetwood), Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham), Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) and Andy Butler (Sheffield United)
.
Plus if we make certain re-signings some would drop off that list - i.e Troy and Stephens would mean no McFadzean or Butler
Interesting stats LR thanks.

Sheff Utd may be losing MacGuire to Championship so maybe Butler just a straight swap.

Wade Elliott was at City when we played them away so just making a loan permanent. Korey Smith a good signing though.

McFadzean has faded a bit imo, he was highly regarded at Crawley in the Evans era but average in L1. That said I would have been happy to sign him.

Also I see Orient lost their star winger to Championship so hopefully that will weaken them.

Early days of course lets see who Power has up his sleeve.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]manxman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: The hearing continues with a judgement expected this week, Anyone any idea when (which day) this should be resolved. Worryingly only 3 week until the Saints friendly, we are running close to the wind to having any team of substance. Let's hope there has been some wheeling and dealing behind the scenes and as soon as this court mess is cleaned up once and for all we can all expect things to move forward with a bit more urgency.[/p][/quote]It will be fine. Power will win the court case this week. He certainly should do anyway, what with the judge calling McCrory a liar. In my experience, that's never a good thing when that happens. Then we will be back on track. It's not like Cooper and Power will have been sat on their thumbs whilst this has been going on. They will have been lining up players to come in. Just that until the court case is resolved, they can't be dishing out contracts, hence only players on trial so far. Most football business seems to happens after the world cup, but it doesn't mean it hasn't been lined up for weeks. Keep the faith. All will be good.[/p][/quote]Exactly - despite the adver failing to report what both BBC and FLIC have we have 2 trialists attending today . Khalil Lambin (CF, 21) and Jonathan Vandesompele Ladid (CB/DCM, 21) are due to be there - so obviously we have been doing some deals in the background! . Also bar Luongo who has an extra few days off - the other 18 signed up will be there - so that is 20 today at least . Also it is unknown what will be happening with Troy and Brnaco - so we could be upto 22 if they are there . Hardly strugglinh to make up the numbers over 5 weeks ahead of the big KO[/p][/quote]Before the quality over quantity comes out - we have that too with likes of Foderingham, N.Thompson, Byrne, L.Thompson, Kasim, Luongo, Smith and Williams in the squad - who are all decent L1 players and should form the base of our team . Before the Williams comments come out - no I don't think he is a good striker - but he is a decent fottballer and if used correctly (which we didn't last time) he could be a real asset with his pace and dribbiling ability[/p][/quote]Hopefully the triallists will be 'Kasim standard'. Also hopefully Power hasn't been too distracted with the court case, and when he wins has a few lined-up. I'm 50/50 on Troy going, shame as he played so well second half of last season, but not sure you would get 50 games out of him next season - think the injury risk probably just outweighs the benefit providing we get in a dominating CB. One thing that could get us more points next season are less injuries. Jay, Troy and Mason all injury prone, plus we lost Hall, Ranger and you can include Williams there too, even Navarro(!) on long term injuries. We may end up losing all of them but if so that's a fair few quid freed up on new players, despite the budget cut. Sheff Utd and Bristol City looking the sides to beat next season, both busy in the transfer market with some tried and tested signings. Triallists are all well and good but think we need one or two tried and tested ones too if the budget allows....[/p][/quote]True - but lets not forget the exact same thing was said last season - and look what happened to both Sheff U and Bristol then! . I don't think it will happen again as both do have decent managers now and I do expect both to be top 6 . However using copy and paste from the BBC transfer and excel to do some sorting etc - I was quickly able to identify there have been 50 transfers so far to L1 sides made up of 17 teams - so there are 6 others who too have yet to make a single signing - . Plus of those 17 sides - 3 have only made one signing so are hardly making whol scale chages - it primarily Crawley (7), Preston (5), Bristol (4) and Sheff U (4) who have been busy - of which 3 have massive amounts of cash! . Of those 50 transfers - there are only 8 which I think that would have been a good signing for us - so I don't think we are too far behind - especially as most of those 8 we wouldn't have been in for as they involved transfer fees or are on big Championship wages . The 8 are: Kane Hemmings (Barnsley), Korey Smith and Wade Elliot (Bristol City), Ryan Dickson (Crawley), Keith Southern (Fleetwood), Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham), Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) and Andy Butler (Sheffield United) . Plus if we make certain re-signings some would drop off that list - i.e Troy and Stephens would mean no McFadzean or Butler[/p][/quote]Interesting stats LR thanks. Sheff Utd may be losing MacGuire to Championship so maybe Butler just a straight swap. Wade Elliott was at City when we played them away so just making a loan permanent. Korey Smith a good signing though. McFadzean has faded a bit imo, he was highly regarded at Crawley in the Evans era but average in L1. That said I would have been happy to sign him. Also I see Orient lost their star winger to Championship so hopefully that will weaken them. Early days of course lets see who Power has up his sleeve. Wilesy
  • Score: 0

2:32pm Mon 30 Jun 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Ah the rose tinted Fitton who was percentages of players sold even after he left the club..... Long memory me.

I to am confused about the court case. Is this so Power can get his 60% or to get 100%. If it's the former we've still got the issue of Jed and his numpties owning 40%. That doesn't fill me with happiness at all. Better than Power not having 60% which good to see everyone here gets would be a total disaster. Gutted about Troy. Anyone know where he's off to?
Ah the rose tinted Fitton who was percentages of players sold even after he left the club..... Long memory me. I to am confused about the court case. Is this so Power can get his 60% or to get 100%. If it's the former we've still got the issue of Jed and his numpties owning 40%. That doesn't fill me with happiness at all. Better than Power not having 60% which good to see everyone here gets would be a total disaster. Gutted about Troy. Anyone know where he's off to? dreamofacleansheet2
  • Score: 0

4:45pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Chish and Fips says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Good news jeds getting the wurzels to play a gig on the pitch on August 9th gates open 2pm
Understand you have been as the 'warm up' comedian too Grim ☺
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Good news jeds getting the wurzels to play a gig on the pitch on August 9th gates open 2pm[/p][/quote]Understand you have been as the 'warm up' comedian too Grim ☺ Chish and Fips
  • Score: 2

4:46pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Chish and Fips says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Good news jeds getting the wurzels to play a gig on the pitch on August 9th gates open 2pm
Understand you have been as the 'warm up' comedian too Grim ☺
oops missed the 'booked' out - messed that one up ..doh !!
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Good news jeds getting the wurzels to play a gig on the pitch on August 9th gates open 2pm[/p][/quote]Understand you have been as the 'warm up' comedian too Grim ☺[/p][/quote]oops missed the 'booked' out - messed that one up ..doh !! Chish and Fips
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5:04pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Oi Den! says...

dreamo, I'm not sure there's anything wrong with Fitton getting a bit of commission on the Austin deal, whether he was still with the club or not. Pity we had to lose Austin through Wilson's non-management of the team but it was still a fantastic bit of business for the Town - and by the man who had already saved us from extinction by putting together his consortium. I'd be happy to see much more of the same. How different that is from the "consultancy fees" that have gone out of the club recently.

I'm not sure about the % thing either but can't see The Bullshiitter getting anywhere near the club again. In practical terms it can only be about whether it's going to cost Power anything to get shot of him once and for all.
dreamo, I'm not sure there's anything wrong with Fitton getting a bit of commission on the Austin deal, whether he was still with the club or not. Pity we had to lose Austin through Wilson's non-management of the team but it was still a fantastic bit of business for the Town - and by the man who had already saved us from extinction by putting together his consortium. I'd be happy to see much more of the same. How different that is from the "consultancy fees" that have gone out of the club recently. I'm not sure about the % thing either but can't see The Bullshiitter getting anywhere near the club again. In practical terms it can only be about whether it's going to cost Power anything to get shot of him once and for all. Oi Den!
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5:31pm Mon 30 Jun 14

smirg kcab says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Good news jeds getting the wurzels to play a gig on the pitch on August 9th gates open 2pm
Understand you have been as the 'warm up' comedian too Grim ☺
oops missed the 'booked' out - messed that one up ..doh !!
Doh lol
Not much to get excited about yet?
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Good news jeds getting the wurzels to play a gig on the pitch on August 9th gates open 2pm[/p][/quote]Understand you have been as the 'warm up' comedian too Grim ☺[/p][/quote]oops missed the 'booked' out - messed that one up ..doh !![/p][/quote]Doh lol Not much to get excited about yet? smirg kcab
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6:12pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Chish and Fips says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Good news jeds getting the wurzels to play a gig on the pitch on August 9th gates open 2pm
Understand you have been as the 'warm up' comedian too Grim ☺
oops missed the 'booked' out - messed that one up ..doh !!
Doh lol
Not much to get excited about yet?
May have to be more patient than usual Grim, ' till the beak makes his decision. :o(
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Good news jeds getting the wurzels to play a gig on the pitch on August 9th gates open 2pm[/p][/quote]Understand you have been as the 'warm up' comedian too Grim ☺[/p][/quote]oops missed the 'booked' out - messed that one up ..doh !![/p][/quote]Doh lol Not much to get excited about yet?[/p][/quote]May have to be more patient than usual Grim, ' till the beak makes his decision. :o( Chish and Fips
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9:24pm Mon 30 Jun 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

outlaw2 wrote:
OK - nobody want McC back here but you have to question Powers business acumen if he didn't get all the paperwork in place when he thought he was taking the helm.
Hope he gets the nod from the beak.
The alternative might see Jed running car boot sales on the pitch on Sunday.
Sure question that but we don't know the facts.
At least the court case has highlighted what McCrory is all about.
Can't see how he can show his face again. Public enemy number 1.

As regards business acumen I recall a certain mega millionaire called Andrew Black who has a few questions to answer on the same subject.

Let's hope Power gains the rightful control and Jed is promising millions to Evesham F.C.
[quote][p][bold]outlaw2[/bold] wrote: OK - nobody want McC back here but you have to question Powers business acumen if he didn't get all the paperwork in place when he thought he was taking the helm. Hope he gets the nod from the beak. The alternative might see Jed running car boot sales on the pitch on Sunday.[/p][/quote]Sure question that but we don't know the facts. At least the court case has highlighted what McCrory is all about. Can't see how he can show his face again. Public enemy number 1. As regards business acumen I recall a certain mega millionaire called Andrew Black who has a few questions to answer on the same subject. Let's hope Power gains the rightful control and Jed is promising millions to Evesham F.C. TheDukeOfBanbury
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9:26pm Mon 30 Jun 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

LeGod wrote:
Harley red - i think Power has good intentions for this club wheras Jed was looking at what was in it for Jed and to leave us in the mire. Admittedly Power has limited funds and i would imagine has been trying to get additional funds to help the club move forward. But state you wish him out of the club would leave in a position of administration again and relgation to the conference as that would be our position if he walked unless some rich owner is in the back ground. For any lower league club its tough as the finances are hard to juggle and the Premier league which is cash rich dont give two hoots about lower league clubs exisitence if they did they would want some of the ridiculous money some of the average players that play in that league get to whittle its way down to some of our struggling clubs.
Ok Power has had companies in the past go belly up so have alot of leading business people the likes of Richard Branson etc and many others.
Power has the balls to take a gamble and help this club progress and you need to be careful what you wish for.
This club lets face it has never really had particulalry good owners probably Fitton being the exception as he seemed honourable and honest. Lets face it most football club owners dont bat with a straight bat look at the premier league again with all the dodgy owners they have and court cases that have been going on.
Power knows what he wants and hopefully if he wins this court case i would expect some other investor to come in to support him, he has alot of contacts in the game and hopefully if we can get that the future may be brighter than we all currently believe it will be.
Lets show a bit of faith he's put his money where his mouth is and we need to support the club otherwise we wont have one.
Its ok criticising but we got the hand we have been dealt and there are clubs much worse off than us at the moment but the trouble with us is if we do go into administratiion ever again in the future you could probably say good bye to this club and none of us want that.
Im sure as well we have players lined up to come in once this case is over that we dont know about yet as they cant announce anything until its over.
Balanced and sensible mate.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Harley red - i think Power has good intentions for this club wheras Jed was looking at what was in it for Jed and to leave us in the mire. Admittedly Power has limited funds and i would imagine has been trying to get additional funds to help the club move forward. But state you wish him out of the club would leave in a position of administration again and relgation to the conference as that would be our position if he walked unless some rich owner is in the back ground. For any lower league club its tough as the finances are hard to juggle and the Premier league which is cash rich dont give two hoots about lower league clubs exisitence if they did they would want some of the ridiculous money some of the average players that play in that league get to whittle its way down to some of our struggling clubs. Ok Power has had companies in the past go belly up so have alot of leading business people the likes of Richard Branson etc and many others. Power has the balls to take a gamble and help this club progress and you need to be careful what you wish for. This club lets face it has never really had particulalry good owners probably Fitton being the exception as he seemed honourable and honest. Lets face it most football club owners dont bat with a straight bat look at the premier league again with all the dodgy owners they have and court cases that have been going on. Power knows what he wants and hopefully if he wins this court case i would expect some other investor to come in to support him, he has alot of contacts in the game and hopefully if we can get that the future may be brighter than we all currently believe it will be. Lets show a bit of faith he's put his money where his mouth is and we need to support the club otherwise we wont have one. Its ok criticising but we got the hand we have been dealt and there are clubs much worse off than us at the moment but the trouble with us is if we do go into administratiion ever again in the future you could probably say good bye to this club and none of us want that. Im sure as well we have players lined up to come in once this case is over that we dont know about yet as they cant announce anything until its over.[/p][/quote]Balanced and sensible mate. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 1

9:55pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Di kanny oh says...

LeGod wrote:
Harley red - i think Power has good intentions for this club wheras Jed was looking at what was in it for Jed and to leave us in the mire. Admittedly Power has limited funds and i would imagine has been trying to get additional funds to help the club move forward. But state you wish him out of the club would leave in a position of administration again and relgation to the conference as that would be our position if he walked unless some rich owner is in the back ground. For any lower league club its tough as the finances are hard to juggle and the Premier league which is cash rich dont give two hoots about lower league clubs exisitence if they did they would want some of the ridiculous money some of the average players that play in that league get to whittle its way down to some of our struggling clubs.
Ok Power has had companies in the past go belly up so have alot of leading business people the likes of Richard Branson etc and many others.
Power has the balls to take a gamble and help this club progress and you need to be careful what you wish for.
This club lets face it has never really had particulalry good owners probably Fitton being the exception as he seemed honourable and honest. Lets face it most football club owners dont bat with a straight bat look at the premier league again with all the dodgy owners they have and court cases that have been going on.
Power knows what he wants and hopefully if he wins this court case i would expect some other investor to come in to support him, he has alot of contacts in the game and hopefully if we can get that the future may be brighter than we all currently believe it will be.
Lets show a bit of faith he's put his money where his mouth is and we need to support the club otherwise we wont have one.
Its ok criticising but we got the hand we have been dealt and there are clubs much worse off than us at the moment but the trouble with us is if we do go into administratiion ever again in the future you could probably say good bye to this club and none of us want that.
Im sure as well we have players lined up to come in once this case is over that we dont know about yet as they cant announce anything until its over.
Best post for a while on here far too much predictable dross from the same old moaners.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Harley red - i think Power has good intentions for this club wheras Jed was looking at what was in it for Jed and to leave us in the mire. Admittedly Power has limited funds and i would imagine has been trying to get additional funds to help the club move forward. But state you wish him out of the club would leave in a position of administration again and relgation to the conference as that would be our position if he walked unless some rich owner is in the back ground. For any lower league club its tough as the finances are hard to juggle and the Premier league which is cash rich dont give two hoots about lower league clubs exisitence if they did they would want some of the ridiculous money some of the average players that play in that league get to whittle its way down to some of our struggling clubs. Ok Power has had companies in the past go belly up so have alot of leading business people the likes of Richard Branson etc and many others. Power has the balls to take a gamble and help this club progress and you need to be careful what you wish for. This club lets face it has never really had particulalry good owners probably Fitton being the exception as he seemed honourable and honest. Lets face it most football club owners dont bat with a straight bat look at the premier league again with all the dodgy owners they have and court cases that have been going on. Power knows what he wants and hopefully if he wins this court case i would expect some other investor to come in to support him, he has alot of contacts in the game and hopefully if we can get that the future may be brighter than we all currently believe it will be. Lets show a bit of faith he's put his money where his mouth is and we need to support the club otherwise we wont have one. Its ok criticising but we got the hand we have been dealt and there are clubs much worse off than us at the moment but the trouble with us is if we do go into administratiion ever again in the future you could probably say good bye to this club and none of us want that. Im sure as well we have players lined up to come in once this case is over that we dont know about yet as they cant announce anything until its over.[/p][/quote]Best post for a while on here far too much predictable dross from the same old moaners. Di kanny oh
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8:04am Tue 1 Jul 14

London Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
dreamo, I'm not sure there's anything wrong with Fitton getting a bit of commission on the Austin deal, whether he was still with the club or not. Pity we had to lose Austin through Wilson's non-management of the team but it was still a fantastic bit of business for the Town - and by the man who had already saved us from extinction by putting together his consortium. I'd be happy to see much more of the same. How different that is from the "consultancy fees" that have gone out of the club recently.

I'm not sure about the % thing either but can't see The Bullshiitter getting anywhere near the club again. In practical terms it can only be about whether it's going to cost Power anything to get shot of him once and for all.
According to people I know who have been at all the court dates it has already cost Power an absolute packet to go to court to resolve it!
.
I can't believe there are still some on here asking for him to be removed despite him pumping in over £2m to keep us alive and spending his OWN money to ensure he retains ownership of the club
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: dreamo, I'm not sure there's anything wrong with Fitton getting a bit of commission on the Austin deal, whether he was still with the club or not. Pity we had to lose Austin through Wilson's non-management of the team but it was still a fantastic bit of business for the Town - and by the man who had already saved us from extinction by putting together his consortium. I'd be happy to see much more of the same. How different that is from the "consultancy fees" that have gone out of the club recently. I'm not sure about the % thing either but can't see The Bullshiitter getting anywhere near the club again. In practical terms it can only be about whether it's going to cost Power anything to get shot of him once and for all.[/p][/quote]According to people I know who have been at all the court dates it has already cost Power an absolute packet to go to court to resolve it! . I can't believe there are still some on here asking for him to be removed despite him pumping in over £2m to keep us alive and spending his OWN money to ensure he retains ownership of the club London Red
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8:16am Tue 1 Jul 14

the wizard says...

If Jed wins in court today then expect one man and his dog to be in the stands this coming season as many turn their backs and stay away in defiance of Jedco.
If Jed wins in court today then expect one man and his dog to be in the stands this coming season as many turn their backs and stay away in defiance of Jedco. the wizard
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