SWINDON TOWN: Carlisle confirm Archibald-Henville signing

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Troy Archibald-Henville has signed a two-year deal with Carlisle United Troy Archibald-Henville has signed a two-year deal with Carlisle United

CARLISLE United have confirmed the signing of Troy Archibald-Henville on a two-year contract.

The former Swindon Town defender turned down the Robins' offer of a reduced-terms deal in Wiltshire to move to Brunton Park, where he spent a happy period on loan last season.

Archibald-Henville was in Cumbria this morning to sign on with the League Two side.

Carlisle manager Graham Kavanagh told his club's official website: “I think I said last season, when we got him up here, that we were all really impressed with what he did with us and then really disappointed when we had to lose him through injury.

“He then showed his worth with Swindon last season even though we all always knew what a good player he was. Getting the opportunity to bring him back has been absolutely top drawer and we’re delighted that everything is now agreed.

“There are a number of things about him which make him a good signing. He’s a leader and he has all of the credentials to make him a top centre half. The injuries he’s had have slowed him down in terms of where he would like his career to be but he is a player who comes with an excellent pedigree.

“His game awareness and reading of situations is excellent and you’d like to think he will be a massive player for us at this level. An important factor in doing this deal is that we have seen him come through his rehab programme and we have seen him perform fantastically well for Swindon.

“Their manager speaks very highly of him and the fact he played so many games after the surgery shows that he’s back and ready to push on. I think they would ideally liked to have kept him but I got wind that he was available and I moved quickly to sort things out. The club have backed me yet again and he agreed to everything fairly quickly. I think it’s a great move for all of us.

“I’m delighted with the quality of the signings we’ve agreed so far. I was a little bit worried just a few weeks ago because we didn’t have deals over the line, but things look good for us now.

“We now have quality, experience, leaders and talent and it can only be a good thing. Add the young players to that, who will improve and gain more experience as every day goes by, and it all bodes really well for what we are trying to achieve.”

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1:29pm Wed 2 Jul 14

swwindon61uk says...

Again we move on, like to get to get Stephens back obviously.
Big gamble for Carlisle but will reap rewards if he does stay fit and does not keep getting sent off which is a big if IMHO.
Also is he still in can not play two games in a week mode?
I voted the 2nd option.
Again we move on, like to get to get Stephens back obviously. Big gamble for Carlisle but will reap rewards if he does stay fit and does not keep getting sent off which is a big if IMHO. Also is he still in can not play two games in a week mode? I voted the 2nd option. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 0

1:31pm Wed 2 Jul 14

eyesrightskinbacktight says...

Carlislie are broke and yet he still pefered their terms,our offer must have been real pump to force his hand. Unless of course we have another centre half lined up meaning he would be third choice.
Still never mind season almost upon us.
Carlislie are broke and yet he still pefered their terms,our offer must have been real pump to force his hand. Unless of course we have another centre half lined up meaning he would be third choice. Still never mind season almost upon us. eyesrightskinbacktight
  • Score: -1

1:37pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Townend80 says...

Good player but a crock, boggy cut up Pitches of league 2 will do his knee no good, he'll only play about 30 games next season.
Good player but a crock, boggy cut up Pitches of league 2 will do his knee no good, he'll only play about 30 games next season. Townend80
  • Score: 1

1:40pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Moonraker1983 says...

Poor poll design. 3 Options of we'll miss him and one that we can replace and one that we don't care.

Where's the 'Won't be missed' option. Or the possibly 'missed but unlikely as he'll spend 2/3 of the season on the physio table'. Or even 'he'll be missed, but not as much as we need his wages'.
Poor poll design. 3 Options of we'll miss him and one that we can replace and one that we don't care. Where's the 'Won't be missed' option. Or the possibly 'missed but unlikely as he'll spend 2/3 of the season on the physio table'. Or even 'he'll be missed, but not as much as we need his wages'. Moonraker1983
  • Score: 5

1:57pm Wed 2 Jul 14

swwindon61uk says...

eyesrightskinbacktig
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wrote:
Carlislie are broke and yet he still pefered their terms,our offer must have been real pump to force his hand. Unless of course we have another centre half lined up meaning he would be third choice.
Still never mind season almost upon us.
If they are broke maybe they have someone willing to pay him in the background.
Having for a 3-4 game stretch is a lot different from playing 50 games in a season.
Still think we could have offered him a "proper" wage with the proviso that if he gets injured he takes a drop.
There again he was on PDC money and i guess the drop to what we want is massive.
[quote][p][bold]eyesrightskinbacktig ht[/bold] wrote: Carlislie are broke and yet he still pefered their terms,our offer must have been real pump to force his hand. Unless of course we have another centre half lined up meaning he would be third choice. Still never mind season almost upon us.[/p][/quote]If they are broke maybe they have someone willing to pay him in the background. Having for a 3-4 game stretch is a lot different from playing 50 games in a season. Still think we could have offered him a "proper" wage with the proviso that if he gets injured he takes a drop. There again he was on PDC money and i guess the drop to what we want is massive. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 1

2:33pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Swindon1984 says...

Seemed inevitable really and now he's off - we will miss the good side of him, as in when he's fit and raring to go he's a force to be reckoned with, but we also need a centre half we can count on to play a significant amount of games in what could be poor conditions. Hopefully we'll have a decent signing to replace him and would like to see someone with experience - some positions you can get away with lack of discipline or experience to a degree (think Pritchard playing wide) but centre halves need a calm head on their shoulders. Liking Power's suggestion which is to invest in a centre half and a striker, and then fill in with loans where we need them. The midfield's got some depth already, the defence is where we need to get people in what with losing McEveley, TAH, Stephens (on the assumption we won't get him back), leaving us just with Branco and Nathan Thompson as experienced (ish) defenders (guessing that Ward won't feature much from now on).
Seemed inevitable really and now he's off - we will miss the good side of him, as in when he's fit and raring to go he's a force to be reckoned with, but we also need a centre half we can count on to play a significant amount of games in what could be poor conditions. Hopefully we'll have a decent signing to replace him and would like to see someone with experience - some positions you can get away with lack of discipline or experience to a degree (think Pritchard playing wide) but centre halves need a calm head on their shoulders. Liking Power's suggestion which is to invest in a centre half and a striker, and then fill in with loans where we need them. The midfield's got some depth already, the defence is where we need to get people in what with losing McEveley, TAH, Stephens (on the assumption we won't get him back), leaving us just with Branco and Nathan Thompson as experienced (ish) defenders (guessing that Ward won't feature much from now on). Swindon1984
  • Score: 0

3:17pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Robinonfire says...

Good bye Sick note
Good bye Sick note Robinonfire
  • Score: -2

3:26pm Wed 2 Jul 14

sn1 says...

Gordon Greer springs to mind here ,
A top drawer defender with stevens last year and will be sorely missed
When these 2 played together our defence were superb and the know how of troy in reading the game was first class .
He wasn't the quickest but he was always there ( aka Gordon Greer ).
We struggled without Greer (big time), I hope we don't suffer the same fate !!!
Gordon Greer springs to mind here , A top drawer defender with stevens last year and will be sorely missed When these 2 played together our defence were superb and the know how of troy in reading the game was first class . He wasn't the quickest but he was always there ( aka Gordon Greer ). We struggled without Greer (big time), I hope we don't suffer the same fate !!! sn1
  • Score: 5

3:27pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

"How big a blow is losing Troy Archibald-Henville to Swindon Town?"

Had to read that twice to understand the question. I thought we'd lost him to Carlisle United!
"How big a blow is losing Troy Archibald-Henville to Swindon Town?" Had to read that twice to understand the question. I thought we'd lost him to Carlisle United! Oi Den!
  • Score: 1

3:35pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Wilesy says...

A fit TAH would be a real asset to any L1 club, but part time training and part time playing is not ideal. Don't buy Kavannagh's view that he has come through his rehab and is now risk-free as we know our player better and despite his qualities have only offered a pay as you play offer.

Provided we replace adequately I'm not too disappointed, option 2 for me in the poll.
A fit TAH would be a real asset to any L1 club, but part time training and part time playing is not ideal. Don't buy Kavannagh's view that he has come through his rehab and is now risk-free as we know our player better and despite his qualities have only offered a pay as you play offer. Provided we replace adequately I'm not too disappointed, option 2 for me in the poll. Wilesy
  • Score: 0

3:37pm Wed 2 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

Don't panic deluded people we still have lightning ward to cover tah lose.
Onwards and upwards
Don't panic deluded people we still have lightning ward to cover tah lose. Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
  • Score: -13

3:47pm Wed 2 Jul 14

old town robin says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
Seemed inevitable really and now he's off - we will miss the good side of him, as in when he's fit and raring to go he's a force to be reckoned with, but we also need a centre half we can count on to play a significant amount of games in what could be poor conditions. Hopefully we'll have a decent signing to replace him and would like to see someone with experience - some positions you can get away with lack of discipline or experience to a degree (think Pritchard playing wide) but centre halves need a calm head on their shoulders. Liking Power's suggestion which is to invest in a centre half and a striker, and then fill in with loans where we need them. The midfield's got some depth already, the defence is where we need to get people in what with losing McEveley, TAH, Stephens (on the assumption we won't get him back), leaving us just with Branco and Nathan Thompson as experienced (ish) defenders (guessing that Ward won't feature much from now on).
Agree 1984, we need a centre half and captain in the Greer mode, I think Nat is still too young to lead the team on a regular basis and as with you doubt that Ward is going to be first choice and wasn't exactly inspiring as the captain, we need someone that can fill the CB mode and lead at the back..

Very noticeable that no poster to date has wished Troy good luck as they do on most occasions when a player moves on. Can't help feeling there is a certain amount of a bad taste after paying £200k + that we never got the best out of him due to injury which I and a few others think was there before he arrived and doubt the medical he under took was anywhere near strict enough to pick up that he had a problem. What with the problems with the embargo upon his arrival, (even though it was not his fault someone in the office didn't understand the T&C of a tribunal), I won't remember his tenure with us as a feel good experience as he did very well financially and gave very little back.,

But now we move on and he is history.
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: Seemed inevitable really and now he's off - we will miss the good side of him, as in when he's fit and raring to go he's a force to be reckoned with, but we also need a centre half we can count on to play a significant amount of games in what could be poor conditions. Hopefully we'll have a decent signing to replace him and would like to see someone with experience - some positions you can get away with lack of discipline or experience to a degree (think Pritchard playing wide) but centre halves need a calm head on their shoulders. Liking Power's suggestion which is to invest in a centre half and a striker, and then fill in with loans where we need them. The midfield's got some depth already, the defence is where we need to get people in what with losing McEveley, TAH, Stephens (on the assumption we won't get him back), leaving us just with Branco and Nathan Thompson as experienced (ish) defenders (guessing that Ward won't feature much from now on).[/p][/quote]Agree 1984, we need a centre half and captain in the Greer mode, I think Nat is still too young to lead the team on a regular basis and as with you doubt that Ward is going to be first choice and wasn't exactly inspiring as the captain, we need someone that can fill the CB mode and lead at the back.. Very noticeable that no poster to date has wished Troy good luck as they do on most occasions when a player moves on. Can't help feeling there is a certain amount of a bad taste after paying £200k + that we never got the best out of him due to injury which I and a few others think was there before he arrived and doubt the medical he under took was anywhere near strict enough to pick up that he had a problem. What with the problems with the embargo upon his arrival, (even though it was not his fault someone in the office didn't understand the T&C of a tribunal), I won't remember his tenure with us as a feel good experience as he did very well financially and gave very little back., But now we move on and he is history. old town robin
  • Score: 1

3:52pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Sir Fawn Maker says...

So presumably in about an hour the further breaking news will be that Carlisle have taken on a few more physios.
So presumably in about an hour the further breaking news will be that Carlisle have taken on a few more physios. Sir Fawn Maker
  • Score: 0

6:32pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Di kanny oh says...

Mmm not much loyalty there then having been paid high wages to sit in a stand for 18 months thanks Troy. Yes you have to look after number one but I suspect that Troy knows his knee more than most and a 2 year deal covers his own fears that one bad tackle or one bad landing could be the end of the guy. Just think we have been stitched well and truly after paying Exeter and Troy himself for so little in return. Can't for the life of me understand why Ward is still at the County Ground unless its more to help coach.
Mmm not much loyalty there then having been paid high wages to sit in a stand for 18 months thanks Troy. Yes you have to look after number one but I suspect that Troy knows his knee more than most and a 2 year deal covers his own fears that one bad tackle or one bad landing could be the end of the guy. Just think we have been stitched well and truly after paying Exeter and Troy himself for so little in return. Can't for the life of me understand why Ward is still at the County Ground unless its more to help coach. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 5

7:36pm Wed 2 Jul 14

alchafreds says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Mmm not much loyalty there then having been paid high wages to sit in a stand for 18 months thanks Troy. Yes you have to look after number one but I suspect that Troy knows his knee more than most and a 2 year deal covers his own fears that one bad tackle or one bad landing could be the end of the guy. Just think we have been stitched well and truly after paying Exeter and Troy himself for so little in return. Can't for the life of me understand why Ward is still at the County Ground unless its more to help coach.
cleaning the coach more like
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Mmm not much loyalty there then having been paid high wages to sit in a stand for 18 months thanks Troy. Yes you have to look after number one but I suspect that Troy knows his knee more than most and a 2 year deal covers his own fears that one bad tackle or one bad landing could be the end of the guy. Just think we have been stitched well and truly after paying Exeter and Troy himself for so little in return. Can't for the life of me understand why Ward is still at the County Ground unless its more to help coach.[/p][/quote]cleaning the coach more like alchafreds
  • Score: 0

8:35pm Wed 2 Jul 14

old town robin says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Mmm not much loyalty there then having been paid high wages to sit in a stand for 18 months thanks Troy. Yes you have to look after number one but I suspect that Troy knows his knee more than most and a 2 year deal covers his own fears that one bad tackle or one bad landing could be the end of the guy. Just think we have been stitched well and truly after paying Exeter and Troy himself for so little in return. Can't for the life of me understand why Ward is still at the County Ground unless its more to help coach.
DKO, Jed gave Wardy a two year contract to stay after Brentford made him an better offer than we did. He took a pay cut to stay and I believe getting a 2 year deal with the chance to earn his coaching credentials was the carrot for him to stay.

Like you I would like to hear from the club what the plans are for him for this season, he's been a loyal servant to the club and set a good example to the youngsters of how to conduct themselves, (fell on deaf ears with Nile of course, lol) .

Hope he will not be considered as first choice CB or captain, as most of us would agree his legs have gone and he's well past his best, time to concentrate on coaching me thinks.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Mmm not much loyalty there then having been paid high wages to sit in a stand for 18 months thanks Troy. Yes you have to look after number one but I suspect that Troy knows his knee more than most and a 2 year deal covers his own fears that one bad tackle or one bad landing could be the end of the guy. Just think we have been stitched well and truly after paying Exeter and Troy himself for so little in return. Can't for the life of me understand why Ward is still at the County Ground unless its more to help coach.[/p][/quote]DKO, Jed gave Wardy a two year contract to stay after Brentford made him an better offer than we did. He took a pay cut to stay and I believe getting a 2 year deal with the chance to earn his coaching credentials was the carrot for him to stay. Like you I would like to hear from the club what the plans are for him for this season, he's been a loyal servant to the club and set a good example to the youngsters of how to conduct themselves, (fell on deaf ears with Nile of course, lol) . Hope he will not be considered as first choice CB or captain, as most of us would agree his legs have gone and he's well past his best, time to concentrate on coaching me thinks. old town robin
  • Score: 2

10:45pm Wed 2 Jul 14

harley red says...

No money town nil broke Carlisle 1 can't see many good players coming here for siht money . Power has the power to do what he wants and he will be thinking of freebees that no one else wants . Troy was worth a decent offer . Perhaps we will get a couple of 12 year olds to fill in they won't need paying just a free kit and sweat money ?????
No money town nil broke Carlisle 1 can't see many good players coming here for siht money . Power has the power to do what he wants and he will be thinking of freebees that no one else wants . Troy was worth a decent offer . Perhaps we will get a couple of 12 year olds to fill in they won't need paying just a free kit and sweat money ????? harley red
  • Score: -14

11:00pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Di kanny oh says...

harley red wrote:
No money town nil broke Carlisle 1 can't see many good players coming here for siht money . Power has the power to do what he wants and he will be thinking of freebees that no one else wants . Troy was worth a decent offer . Perhaps we will get a couple of 12 year olds to fill in they won't need paying just a free kit and sweat money ?????
Just paid the guy over 3 Grand a week to sit in the stands for 18 months so why would Town want to take another risk on a guy that is one tackle away from another session off the pitch. You really are full of optimism aren't you. Why not wait and see before you jump the gun and actually give the club a chance just to see who does actually come in before you start with all the insults. Mind you rarely seen you post anything decent so may be you are not really a Town fan hey?
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: No money town nil broke Carlisle 1 can't see many good players coming here for siht money . Power has the power to do what he wants and he will be thinking of freebees that no one else wants . Troy was worth a decent offer . Perhaps we will get a couple of 12 year olds to fill in they won't need paying just a free kit and sweat money ?????[/p][/quote]Just paid the guy over 3 Grand a week to sit in the stands for 18 months so why would Town want to take another risk on a guy that is one tackle away from another session off the pitch. You really are full of optimism aren't you. Why not wait and see before you jump the gun and actually give the club a chance just to see who does actually come in before you start with all the insults. Mind you rarely seen you post anything decent so may be you are not really a Town fan hey? Di kanny oh
  • Score: 5

11:20pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Di kanny oh says...

old town robin wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Mmm not much loyalty there then having been paid high wages to sit in a stand for 18 months thanks Troy. Yes you have to look after number one but I suspect that Troy knows his knee more than most and a 2 year deal covers his own fears that one bad tackle or one bad landing could be the end of the guy. Just think we have been stitched well and truly after paying Exeter and Troy himself for so little in return. Can't for the life of me understand why Ward is still at the County Ground unless its more to help coach.
DKO, Jed gave Wardy a two year contract to stay after Brentford made him an better offer than we did. He took a pay cut to stay and I believe getting a 2 year deal with the chance to earn his coaching credentials was the carrot for him to stay.

Like you I would like to hear from the club what the plans are for him for this season, he's been a loyal servant to the club and set a good example to the youngsters of how to conduct themselves, (fell on deaf ears with Nile of course, lol) .

Hope he will not be considered as first choice CB or captain, as most of us would agree his legs have gone and he's well past his best, time to concentrate on coaching me thinks.
Thanks old Town robin yes overlooked that one about Wards contract and totally agree his legs have gone and we bare the scars of conceding goals when he was fit and giving his best which was no where near enough. The Wolves game at home exposed poor Wardy and to think we finished 8th in the table and it did not bare thinking what could have happened had we a better defence or Henville was not a sick note for so long. I feel this is one are we must get right and only then can we consider anything to may be better last season but its goals that win games so defo need an out and out goal scorer.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Mmm not much loyalty there then having been paid high wages to sit in a stand for 18 months thanks Troy. Yes you have to look after number one but I suspect that Troy knows his knee more than most and a 2 year deal covers his own fears that one bad tackle or one bad landing could be the end of the guy. Just think we have been stitched well and truly after paying Exeter and Troy himself for so little in return. Can't for the life of me understand why Ward is still at the County Ground unless its more to help coach.[/p][/quote]DKO, Jed gave Wardy a two year contract to stay after Brentford made him an better offer than we did. He took a pay cut to stay and I believe getting a 2 year deal with the chance to earn his coaching credentials was the carrot for him to stay. Like you I would like to hear from the club what the plans are for him for this season, he's been a loyal servant to the club and set a good example to the youngsters of how to conduct themselves, (fell on deaf ears with Nile of course, lol) . Hope he will not be considered as first choice CB or captain, as most of us would agree his legs have gone and he's well past his best, time to concentrate on coaching me thinks.[/p][/quote]Thanks old Town robin yes overlooked that one about Wards contract and totally agree his legs have gone and we bare the scars of conceding goals when he was fit and giving his best which was no where near enough. The Wolves game at home exposed poor Wardy and to think we finished 8th in the table and it did not bare thinking what could have happened had we a better defence or Henville was not a sick note for so long. I feel this is one are we must get right and only then can we consider anything to may be better last season but its goals that win games so defo need an out and out goal scorer. Di kanny oh
  • Score: -1

9:26am Thu 3 Jul 14

harley red says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
harley red wrote:
No money town nil broke Carlisle 1 can't see many good players coming here for siht money . Power has the power to do what he wants and he will be thinking of freebees that no one else wants . Troy was worth a decent offer . Perhaps we will get a couple of 12 year olds to fill in they won't need paying just a free kit and sweat money ?????
Just paid the guy over 3 Grand a week to sit in the stands for 18 months so why would Town want to take another risk on a guy that is one tackle away from another session off the pitch. You really are full of optimism aren't you. Why not wait and see before you jump the gun and actually give the club a chance just to see who does actually come in before you start with all the insults. Mind you rarely seen you post anything decent so may be you are not really a Town fan hey?
Sorry but been coming since 1965 , so seen lots of ups and downs and just feel we are heading for a big down ,we haven't seen a good game since PDC left , last year was all tip tap and pass it back crap .
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: No money town nil broke Carlisle 1 can't see many good players coming here for siht money . Power has the power to do what he wants and he will be thinking of freebees that no one else wants . Troy was worth a decent offer . Perhaps we will get a couple of 12 year olds to fill in they won't need paying just a free kit and sweat money ?????[/p][/quote]Just paid the guy over 3 Grand a week to sit in the stands for 18 months so why would Town want to take another risk on a guy that is one tackle away from another session off the pitch. You really are full of optimism aren't you. Why not wait and see before you jump the gun and actually give the club a chance just to see who does actually come in before you start with all the insults. Mind you rarely seen you post anything decent so may be you are not really a Town fan hey?[/p][/quote]Sorry but been coming since 1965 , so seen lots of ups and downs and just feel we are heading for a big down ,we haven't seen a good game since PDC left , last year was all tip tap and pass it back crap . harley red
  • Score: -3

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