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Title: The Squad List (Current 2017-18)
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 18:42:27
THE CURRENT SQUAD

1. Lawrence Vigouroux
2. Ben Purkiss (D/WBR)
3. Chris Hussey (D/WB/ML)
4. Matt Preston (DC)
5. Chris Robertson (DC)
6. Olly Lancashire (DC)
7. Paul Mullin (ST)
8. James Dunne (DM)
9. Luke Norris (ST)
10. John Goddard (MRL)
12. Will Henry
14. Ellis Iandolo (AM/FC)
16. Amine Linganzi (DM/AMC)
17. Harry Smith (ST)
18. Donal McDermott (AMRLC)
19. Timi Max Elsnik (AMRC/FC)
20. Kellan Gordon (AMR/ST)
21. Reice Charles-Cook
22. Kaiyne Woolery (AMRLC/FC)
25. Dion Conroy (DC)
26. Jordan Young (AMLC/FC)
30. Keshi Anderson (ST)
31. Matthew Taylor (ML)

OUT ON LOAN

11. James Brophy (D/WB/ML) - Leyton Orient
15. Tom Smith (MC) - Bath City
27. Scott Twine (ST) - Chippenham Town
--. Jake Evans (MLC) - Farnborough
--. Tommy Ouldridge (MRC) - Chippenham Town


NOTE: There may be some errors.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 18:53:19
Esajas, Kerrouche and Lanzano will either be sold or have their contracts paid up as early as possible.

I think Magera will be given pre-season to prove a point and will either stay or go in August.

Phil Smith will be kept as number 2 - which Bedwell as the youth keeper, meaning no deal for Scott. I expect McEvely to come in and thus Kennedy to go. As N.Thompson has been injured for a spell I think he will be given a short term 'prove yourself' extension.

Gabilondo is an odd one. He's played well in place then gone missing and then play well again for a bit. I'd have said he was one his way out - however, he was announced out onto the pitch yesterday which means he received a medal, correct? despite only 4(+6) games. Where as personal feelings aside you can argue that Kerrouche contributed more but didnt.

I know they werent there but I wonder if a medal was kept back for Cibocchi or Billy Bodin (who for the record I thought was out of contract at the end of the season?) or even Magera, Jervis and Ridehalgh who all played more so then McEvely & Holmes.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 18:57:36
Where was Cibocchi because he went out him them last night did he not?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 18:59:19
I was under the impression he was injured, quite seriously.

He left the gym with his leg strapped up in an ambulance but the club have mentioned nothing about it and Cibo hasnt played since.

No idea if he was out last night...


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: adje on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 19:00:18
that midfield looks a bit weak for league 1


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Berniman on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 19:13:21
I can see 11 players in that list that I believe will be on their way.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 19:14:44
I can see 11 players in that list that I believe will be on their way.

Name the eleven Berniman.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Only Me on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 19:28:43
For what it is worth, this is what I think

CONTRACTED

GOALKEEPERS

Leigh Bedwell - Out
Wes Foderingham
Mattia Lanzano - Out

DEFENDERS

Paul Caddis
Alessandro Cibocchi - Out
Joe Devera
Aden Flint
Alan McCormack

MIDFIELDERS

Lee Cox - Out
Raffa De Vita
EtiŽnne Esajas - Out
Simon Ferry
Oliver Risser
Matt Ritchie
Luke Rooney
Jonathan Smith

FORWARDS

Paul Benson
Billy Bodin - Out
Alan Connell - Out (Unfortunately PDC doesn't seem to like him - Hope he stays!)
Mehdi Kerrouche - Out
LukŠö Magera
Miles Storey - Out

OUT OF CONTRACT

Lander Gabilondo - Out
Callum Kennedy - Out
Abdul Said - Out
Mark Scott - Out
Phil Smith
Nathan Thompson - Out



Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 19:31:28
Bedwell has signed a new contract.

Alan Connell's career suggests that he's had this problem quite often. Popular with supporters but easy for clubs to dispose of.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Dirk Diggler on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 19:34:52
For what it is worth, this is what I think

CONTRACTED

GOALKEEPERS

Leigh Bedwell - Out
Wes Foderingham
Mattia Lanzano - Out

DEFENDERS

Paul Caddis
Alessandro Cibocchi - Out
Joe Devera
Aden Flint
Alan McCormack

MIDFIELDERS

Lee Cox - Out
Raffa De Vita
EtiŽnne Esajas - Out
Simon Ferry
Oliver Risser
Matt Ritchie
Luke Rooney
Jonathan Smith

FORWARDS

Paul Benson
Billy Bodin - Out
Alan Connell - Out (Unfortunately PDC doesn't seem to like him - Hope he stays!)
Mehdi Kerrouche - Out
LukŠš Magera
Miles Storey - Out

OUT OF CONTRACT

Lander Gabilondo - Out
Callum Kennedy - Out
Abdul Said - Out
Mark Scott - Out
Phil Smith
Nathan Thompson - Out



Dear oh dear. Bedwell & Storey only signed a contract a week ago. If PDC was going to get rid do you think that he would have bothered signing them to one year contracts?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: BenTheRed on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 19:35:28
Personally Iíd let all but one of the Ďout of contract lotí go. I donít believe there is enough potential in the young-uns plus the older ones can easily be replaced or not good enough.

Iíd sign smith up again for another season and let Lanzano go

Defenders: we need 2 x left back Ė a first teamer and a backup. Jay Mc can be the first teamer

Midfield: release easyjet. Iím not sure if cox,  smith and risser will be good enough for league one. I think we need a championship class player, maybe two,  to partner ferry in the middle Ė so maybe one or two of those three can be backup.

Forwards: let Kerrouche go. If PdC isnít going to give connnell a proper chance if he plays well then he might as well be sold of too. Give Magera a chance, but have a replacement in mind if things donít work out come nearer the end of the transfer window. We need a proper partnership next season, a partnership that will piss all over everyone.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: tans on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 19:40:38
I think magera would do better in a higher league.

I reckon kennedy, risser and de vita will stay.

Mcevely to sign.

Lanzano, easyjet, kerrouche all to go.

Cox is injured isnt he?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Frigby Daser on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 19:48:59
I think we've all learnt not to second guess Paolo. We'll have many a surprise over the next few months...

and whilst Magera may have somthing to offer, I'd be astonished if he wears a Town shirt again.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: otanswell on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 19:50:43
They are all shit...release them all :D


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: BenTheRed on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 19:52:36
I think we've all learnt not to second guess Paolo. We'll have many a surprise over the next few months...

and whilst Magera may have somthing to offer, I'd be astonished if he wears a Town shirt again.

did he leave on bad terms? I can't remember. i hope he's given a chance as it looked like it was just a confidence issue this season


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Only Me on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 19:53:20
Dear oh dear. Bedwell & Storey only signed a contract a week ago. If PDC was going to get rid do you think that he would have bothered signing them to one year contracts?

I didn't know they signed and that surprises me  :-[

BTW - You are quick to highlight my error, yet you don't come up with your own thoughts on who stays / goes. It's easy to only focus on criticality  ::)


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: phelpsieboy on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 19:53:54
After a Paolo pre-season, I feel that Cox and Magera will become key first teamers. Cox has looked classy everytime he has come one and it is undoubted that Magera has bags of talent, and now he is in a league where there is slightly less pressing and pressure, he may flourish.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: stfcinbmth on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 20:09:09
did he leave on bad terms? I can't remember. i hope he's given a chance as it looked like it was just a confidence issue this season


No he didn't, he just wasn't very good


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 22:01:06
Magera is wank.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: herthab on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 22:04:58
I didn't know they signed and that surprises me  :-[

BTW - You are quick to highlight my error, yet you don't come up with your own thoughts on who stays / goes. It's easy to only focus on criticality  ::)

It's easy when it's you.

What reason did you have to release Bedwell? Seen him play much?

I think the nucleus of our squad will remain but we definitely need to strengthen upfront and in centre midfield.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 22:07:31
I think there's as much chance of me making a first team appearance next season as Magera.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 22:08:36
Think around a 1/3 of them will go.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 22:44:32
I think there's as much chance of me making a first team appearance next season as Magera.

I dunno.

I think Paolo thinks there is something there. He missed pre-season played well against Vale and got injured. Never quite got too much of a run going.

Think he will be given pre-season - but who knows apart from Paolo.

Absolute top bloke though Magera - not that it counts for anything football wise.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Berniman on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 22:44:58
Name the eleven Berniman.

GOALKEEPERS

Mattia Lanzano

DEFENDERS

Alessandro Cibocchi

MIDFIELDERS

EtiŽnne Esajas

FORWARDS

Alan Connell
Mehdi Kerrouche
LukŠö Magera

OUT OF CONTRACT

Lander Gabilondo
Callum Kennedy
Abdul Said
Mark Scott
Phil Smith


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 22:50:14
I'm sure Billy Bodin is out of contract


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: joteddyred on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 22:54:19
Quote from: BenTheRed link=topic=47981.msg1074759#msg1074759

Midfield: release easyjet. Iím not sure if cox,  smith and risser will be good enough for league one. I think we need a championship class player, maybe two,  to partner ferry in the middle Ė so maybe one or two of those three can be backup.


It's difficult to form an opinion on Cox, as have seen very little of him.  A couple of people have put him on the 'out' list, but hasn't he been missing through injury?

I like Smith and think he has the potential to become a really good player.  He's still quite young and I think some of the inconsistencies in his game will improve.  Ferry looks more at ease with Smith alongside him.

Risser has been poor for a fair few games now, I'm not sure why he's played in front of Smith tbh.  He's far too slow and I don't think the effort he puts in will be enough. League 1 will be a step too high for him imo.

The players that aren't wanted, but are still out of contract could be a slight problem.  Most are foreign, which probably means they'll be more difficult to move on.  It's not as if they're getting a run out anywhere to be spotted either.  Will the board make the money available to pay a number of players off, I'm not sure?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 22:57:57
I'm sure Billy Bodin is out of contract

Think he will go personally.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 23:02:46
Think he will go personally.

Not exactly setting the world alight at Crewe

http://boards.footymad.net/forum.php?tno=168&fid=90&sty=2&act=1&mid=2114963472


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 23:06:52
Think he will go aswell along with his dad.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 23:07:19
Torquay will take him


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Only Me on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 23:09:26
It's easy when it's you.

What reason did you have to release Bedwell? Seen him play much?

I think the nucleus of our squad will remain but we definitely need to strengthen upfront and in centre midfield.
To answer your question, no I haven't seem much of Bedwell, that's why I assumed he had no future.

Now if you don't want to contribute to the thread and come up with your list, why come on to this thread?

Oh, it is so you can critisise other people's comments.  :yeahright:


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, April 29, 2012, 23:58:52
Wouldn't be surprised to see Bostock, McEverley and Holmes added to that list plus Jake Jervis.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Ralphy on Monday, April 30, 2012, 04:20:48
Jervis ?

No thanks.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Spud on Monday, April 30, 2012, 05:00:12
Agree with Ralphy re: Jervis.

We need to be looking at someone who isn't getting a look in at a Championship Club who would be willing to drop a division!


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, April 30, 2012, 07:22:15
I didn't say I 'wanted' Jervis. I said I wouldn't be surprised. Think that PDC seemed to rate him, while he's been burned by 3 other big lumps in Tehoue, Clarke and Magera.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Give us an S on Monday, April 30, 2012, 08:18:18
OUT OF CONTRACT

Billy Bodin - LOAN OUT
Lander Gabilondo - OUT
Callum Kennedy - OUT
Abdul Said - OUT
Mark Scott - OUT
Phil Smith
Nathan Thompson - LOAN OUT

CONTRACTED

GOALKEEPERS

Leigh Bedwell - LOAN OUT
Wes Foderingham
Mattia Lanzano - OUT

Fodders to start with Smith as back up. I would then loan Bedwell out to get experience and see how he does.

DEFENDERS

Paul Caddis
Alessandro Cibocchi - OUT
Joe Devera
Aden Flint
Alan McCormack

I hope we sign McEverly with him and Caddis as the starting full backs. CB is interesting. Whilst McCormack has been probably player of the season, when he makes is runs through the middle he looks so dangerous, so would love to see him in CM. I also think he struggles when we play teams with 2 big strikers. But I would still be more than happy with him at CB, thats just a though. Flint and Devera are both good enough as well and our defensive record speaks for its self, so other than back up in these positions the defence is looking good.

MIDFIELDERS

Lee Cox - OUT
Raffa De Vita - OUT
EtiŽnne Esajas - OUT
Simon Ferry
Oliver Risser - OUT
Matt Ritchie
Luke Rooney
Jonathan Smith - OUT

Holmes hasn't impressed me except when he played for Oxford against us. I personally prefer Rooney on the left and Ritchie on the right. But I think Holmes could do a job as a back up winger, but needs to improve. De Vita has done a job, but he isn't good enough to be in a promotion pushing league one side. CM is the tough one for me. Ive already mentioned I would like to see McCormack play there, but perhaps the chance of having Bostock he should stay in defence. This man looks class and I really hope we at least get him on loan next season. Such a threat to have through the middle and he looks like he will score goals. Which is my one concern with Ferry. Whilst he is one of our best players, his lack of shooting ability worries me and if we were to get a big strong holding CM in would he be on the bench? I definately think we need a strong big CM in the holding role, Smith and Risser do nothing for me.

FORWARDS

Paul Benson
Alan Connell
Mehdi Kerrouche - OUT
LukŠö Magera - OUT
Miles Storey - LOAN OUT

This is the position which will define our season. Firstly I would loan out all the youngsters, especially Bodin and Storey. We dont want to throw out home grown talent so young, but they need to be out there getting games as neither are good enough to be in the team at the start of next season. We need to sign a strike partnership next season that will score 40+ goals, its as simple as that. If we had the Austin/Paynter partnership next year then we are looking at a top 6 finish. If we dont improve in this position we will be lower middle table. Connell has proven to be a good impact sub and Benson will start some games and come off the bench at times too.



Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Riddick on Monday, April 30, 2012, 09:10:05
Lots of dead wood to shift in the summer in my opinion

Lanzano
Kennedy
Esajas
Risser
Thompson
Cox
Gabilondo
De Vita
P Smith
Cibocchi
Kerrouche
Bodin
Magera

We need a lot to challenge at the right end again.

Need a good back up for Fodds, preferably a young lad

Get McEvely would be excellent, struggle to see too many better LB's in league one. Need a proper CB with higher level experience as well and cover at full backs.

Midfield, if they take Holmes (not sure i would) they need one more winger (right footed) as a starter as not sure Holmes or Rooney will cut it. The CM needs a massive rethink. Big fan of Ferry but he gets bullied some games and doesnt score enough to be the creative player, fits well in the new 4-2-3-1 we are playing though. Need a new Douglass as J Smith will be back up. Getting Bostock on loan again would be brilliant as the one off the front player.

Forwards - they need 2 new players here. Benson will play some games but at 32/33 wont be a 20 goal man in league one. Connell is ok as back up but they need two top forwards to compete. Our best years have had Cox or Parkin or Austin or Mooney or Paynter, and we've got nothing close to that at the moment.

If the ambitions are to challenge for promotion its going to be another busy summer and i reckon we need 9/10 new players. Good thing is PDC likes a signing so its possible. Lets hope his good to bad signing ration picks up a little though and we get rid of some of the dross we currently have.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, April 30, 2012, 09:17:24
Why do people keep saying Cox?

Was it not recently found he is injured and NOT out of favour?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Benzel on Monday, April 30, 2012, 09:17:39
I really want Kerrouche to stay. Glad he was out there celebrating on Saturday.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: phelpsieboy on Monday, April 30, 2012, 09:23:29
Why do people keep saying Cox?

Was it not recently found he is injured and NOT out of favour?
Exactly! and with the fee we paid for him, its not worth budging him out on the cheap when he clearly has good potential.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, April 30, 2012, 09:49:25
Why do people keep saying Cox?

Was it not recently found he is injured and NOT out of favour?
Spot on, also cancelling players contracts before they end will cost us vast amounts as we will have to pay them up in full unless they accept a mutual cancellation which with greedy footballers hardly ever happens.

So if we cancel easyjets contract and he has signed on £3,000 per week and has a year left on his contract then we will have to pay £150,000 in compensation. Obviously not all players will be on such high wages but you can bet that Risser, Easyjet, Magera, Kerrouche, Gabilondo and Smith would be on good wages. Add that up between the 13 or 14 players that (for example) Give us an S has suggested then it will be in the millions of pounds level.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: carbonwhite on Monday, April 30, 2012, 10:41:45
why J Smith i think hes done alright this season can always improve, dont see why we need to move him on, scored more than douglas thats something


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: nevillew on Monday, April 30, 2012, 10:49:12
I'm not fussed about Holmes to be honest, (Unless we lose Ritchie),there must be some development in Rooney once he's had a good preseason in him.

I think Cox should be an asset once healthy.



Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, April 30, 2012, 10:52:18
I don't see what benefit there is to making huge changes to the squad. We have a good nucleus of players here and we saw at the start of this season the time it can take for a new team to gel. I don't really think we need to go through that again.

Genuine question: Did the likes of Swansea and Hull have a high turnover of players when they made their way up the leagues?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: london_red on Monday, April 30, 2012, 10:59:01
I don't see what benefit there is to making huge changes to the squad. We have a good nucleus of players here and we saw at the start of this season the time it can take for a new team to gel. I don't really think we need to go through that again.

Genuine question: Did the likes of Swansea and Hull have a high turnover of players when they made their way up the leagues?

I'm pretty much of this opinion at the moment. Our performances against teams from higher leagues this season would indicate we're not a million miles from being competitive.

There are probably a couple of areas - CM and ST spring to mind - where the first XI could probably do with one or two stronger players but I don't think another summer with double digits of players in and out would be necessary or helpful.

People have commented throughout the season that the spirit and togetherness of the side marks it out from last year's group, why would you want to disrupt that too much?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: wiggy on Monday, April 30, 2012, 11:20:45
Let all the out of contract players go except Bodin.

Add Mcevely and Bostock (and maybe Holmes) and then we are just looking to add a goalscorer to go alongside Benson - but we all know that the goalscorer bit is always the hardest.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: BenTheRed on Monday, April 30, 2012, 11:25:32
If bostock stays on another season, do you think we'll change the system slightly for him? so he can play behind the main striker? thats the only place hi see him playing to be fair


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: london_red on Monday, April 30, 2012, 11:31:16
If bostock stays on another season, do you think we'll change the system slightly for him? so he can play behind the main striker? thats the only place hi see him playing to be fair

He managed to get himself in some good positions in the box on saturday, he was just let down by his finishing a bit. With the quality of some of his passing if he could become a bit more clinical don't see why he couldn't be a decent number 10 at league 1 level.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, April 30, 2012, 11:40:27
Have been impressed with McEveley on the few occasions I have seen him. Hope he signs, looks like he'll be a classy addition.

Bostock was very impressive on Saturday and a season long loan for him would be a good piece of business.

I'd bin Risser as well. Everytime I have seen him play he has been poor. I thought Smith was much better in the time he was on the field than Risser.

It is certainly going to be interesting though!!


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, April 30, 2012, 12:11:19
I feel sorry for Risser.

He's the guy that gets groans from some fans every time he does something but when other more popular players do the same things, they get no form of abuse.

I think there's a place for Risser but it's probably not as a regular.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Monday, April 30, 2012, 12:14:17
I feel sorry for Risser.

He's the guy that gets groans from some fans every time he does something but when other more popular players do the same things, they get no form of abuse.

I think there's a place for Risser but it's probably not as a regular.

There was a game where Risser was forced to play centreback, I can't remember agaisnt who, but he played very well got man of the match in the end, if he built on that performance at centreback he could be a decent back-up.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: wiggy on Monday, April 30, 2012, 12:15:31
I don't feel sorry for Risser, and I don't think the groans are any louder if he misplaces a pass than if Ferry misplaces a pass - just that it happens more often.

Sometimes 100% effort is let down by a lack of talent.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, April 30, 2012, 12:15:47
There was a game where Risser was forced to play centreback, I can't remember agaisnt who, but he played very well got man of the match in the end, if he built on that performance at centreback he could be a decent back-up.

His centre back role was certainly improving... then he scored that own goal and that was that.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Monday, April 30, 2012, 12:15:50
get rid of Foderingham & bring in David James


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: steveg on Monday, April 30, 2012, 12:48:29
Lets not forget Marlon Packs imminent arrival ;D


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, April 30, 2012, 12:50:34
What's with the whole Marlon Pack thing?

Is it because he's good?
Is it because he's Ritchie's chum?
Is it because we're actually interested in him?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: steveg on Monday, April 30, 2012, 12:56:22
In a nutshell?! All of them!!


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Power to people on Monday, April 30, 2012, 13:01:34
Ok, so we have a few fringe players that if we recieved approaches then perhaps we would listen, I'd also let the out of contract players other than Smith leave as I think he can be decent cover for Wes.

I cannot help though thinking that we will end up having to sell one of our better players to ensure we keep the rest of them, I know what Wray has said about not selling but if we have provided PDC with quite a bit of money this season and he is going to want more for next season the money has to come from somewhere and once we have sold one player for e.g. £2m then we can say nobody else is for sale regardless of offer as we dont need the money.

Our priority has to be though to do our best to keep, Wes, Caddis, Ferry and hopefully Ritchie,and then probably Flint & McCormack and Devera our defence has been solid this season and should be good enough for L1


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, April 30, 2012, 13:07:22

the money has to come from somewhere


Somewhere like our board's very deep pockets, perhaps?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, April 30, 2012, 13:15:18
Be gutted to see Storey go....he tore Crawley a new Arse that night.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, April 30, 2012, 13:17:19
Be gutted to see Storey go....he tore Crawley a new Arse that night.

Why would that happen when he's just signed a contract?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Give us an S on Monday, April 30, 2012, 13:49:23
Spot on, also cancelling players contracts before they end will cost us vast amounts as we will have to pay them up in full unless they accept a mutual cancellation which with greedy footballers hardly ever happens.

So if we cancel easyjets contract and he has signed on £3,000 per week and has a year left on his contract then we will have to pay £150,000 in compensation. Obviously not all players will be on such high wages but you can bet that Risser, Easyjet, Magera, Kerrouche, Gabilondo and Smith would be on good wages. Add that up between the 13 or 14 players that (for example) Give us an S has suggested then it will be in the millions of pounds level.


I didnt say to cancel all their contracts, that would be ridiculous. But attempt to sell the players. I would hope most footballers would still choose first team football over money so if we can find clubs for at least some of these players then its better than them wasting a season of their career and clogging up our wage bill. They simply aren't good enough to be in a league one side, especially because our ambition will be a top 6 finish.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: london_red on Monday, April 30, 2012, 14:00:43
I would hope most footballers would still choose first team football over money

Unfortunately, I'm not sure that's the case.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, April 30, 2012, 14:46:08
Have the club indicated that negotiations could start regarding contract extensions for the players with one year left? 


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Sippo on Monday, April 30, 2012, 14:52:48
I think PDC will want to get rid of a lot of players over the summer especially after the antics from the weekend before.

We haven't played superbly for a while, but have grinded out results.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Ginginho on Monday, April 30, 2012, 14:58:25
Yeah, we ground out a gritty 5-0 win on Saturday.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Sippo on Monday, April 30, 2012, 14:59:10
Apart from Sat you fool...you know what I mean.



Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, April 30, 2012, 15:18:31
A side question: I read somewhere that the Football League were going back to seven subs next season... Is this true?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Berniman on Monday, April 30, 2012, 15:22:51
Apparently


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Ginginho on Monday, April 30, 2012, 15:37:14
Apart from Sat you fool...you know what I mean.



Hehe, I knew what you meant ;)

I tend to agree, but with injuries (Ritchie, Caddis, Benson) over the past few weeks and with the whole Paolo dropping the players for a night out debacle, the first XI has not been at it's strongest.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: nevillew on Monday, April 30, 2012, 15:54:08
Have the club indicated that negotiations could start regarding contract extensions for the players with one year left? 

Leave that to DV won't you ?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: jonny72 on Monday, April 30, 2012, 16:50:11
Will be interesting to see what happens with Bostock. I'm sure PDC wants him (tried to get him on loan earlier in the season) and he fills the attacking midfielder role which we have been missing and adds another option (and PDC loves options).

Difficult to read how Tottenham will play it though. All of his previous loan spells have been disasters due to his attitude, yet he seems to have possibly turned that corner now with us. He only has a year left on his contract with them and all he really has is the great potential tag from a few years back having never really delivered.

Got to be a good chance of a season long loan (with Tottenham giving him a year or two extension first) but I wouldn't rule out a permanent signing either as it's possible Tottenham have run out of patience and will cut him loose.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: herthab on Monday, April 30, 2012, 16:51:15
To answer your question, no I haven't seem much of Bedwell, that's why I assumed he had no future.

Now if you don't want to contribute to the thread and come up with your list, why come on to this thread?

Oh, it is so you can critisise other people's comments.  :yeahright:

Fuck me, someone's hormonal. Time of the month?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, April 30, 2012, 17:42:43
Difficult to read how Tottenham will play it though. All of his previous loan spells have been disasters due to his attitude

I keep thinking he must have been at the very least slightly hard done by being given this tag. His attitude has been first class since he's been here and as far as we know just kept his head down without being in the team straight away.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Berniman on Monday, April 30, 2012, 17:51:58
Will be interesting to see what happens with Bostock. I'm sure PDC wants him (tried to get him on loan earlier in the season) and he fills the attacking midfielder role which we have been missing and adds another option (and PDC loves options).

Difficult to read how Tottenham will play it though. All of his previous loan spells have been disasters due to his attitude, yet he seems to have possibly turned that corner now with us. He only has a year left on his contract with them and all he really has is the great potential tag from a few years back having never really delivered.

Got to be a good chance of a season long loan (with Tottenham giving him a year or two extension first) but I wouldn't rule out a permanent signing either as it's possible Tottenham have run out of patience and will cut him loose.

Well Harry not getting the England job must help us in this instance.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Only Me on Monday, April 30, 2012, 18:10:57
Fuck me, someone's hormonal. Time of the month?

Not at all, just say it as I see it


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: herthab on Monday, April 30, 2012, 18:19:42
Not at all, just say it as I see it

Yeah, that's what I was doing too...


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Power to people on Monday, April 30, 2012, 20:53:50
Somewhere like our board's very deep pockets, perhaps?

Yep, but they are not putting their hard earned money in for the love of it they are going to want it back one day, the ground redevelopment will obviously help them to see a return it also keep the debts down as it all goes down as money owed.

Just trying to inject a bit of reality into the situation


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Arriba on Monday, April 30, 2012, 21:18:23
Yep, but they are not putting their hard earned money in for the love of it they are going to want it back one day, the ground redevelopment will obviously help them to see a return it also keep the debts down as it all goes down as money owed.

Just trying to inject a bit of reality into the situation

People don't get a return from football. I'm sure they know that


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: jonny72 on Monday, April 30, 2012, 21:47:33
I keep thinking he must have been at the very least slightly hard done by being given this tag. His attitude has been first class since he's been here and as far as we know just kept his head down without being in the team straight away.

I read up on him on some forums and it was pretty consistent, plus at least one club decided against extending his loan. The interview with him backed it up as well, came across that he knew he'd been a bit of a twat and it was time to get his head down as he was running out of chances.

Can't be easy for him though, being billed as the next big thing and then it not working out must be hard to handle. Again, you have to question the people advising him, moving to Tottenham was probably the worst thing he could have done.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: DV Canio on Monday, April 30, 2012, 21:49:31
Its always better to get first team footballer at a smaller club than to play under 18s and reserve football for a big Premiership Club.

Should have stayed at Palace still about now...


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 30, 2012, 21:58:03
Its always better to get first team footballer at a smaller club than to play under 18s and reserve football for a big Premiership Club.

Should have stayed at Palace still about now...

From a football point of view, yes. From a bank balance point of view, no.

Don't know if that was the motivator for him. I just think of Henshall's move to City. He'll get better coaching there but will he really break into the City first team. I just can't see it. But he'll probably be minted.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, April 30, 2012, 22:01:06
Yep, but they are not putting their hard earned money in for the love of it they are going to want it back one day, the ground redevelopment will obviously help them to see a return it also keep the debts down as it all goes down as money owed.

Just trying to inject a bit of reality into the situation

The point is that they don't haveto sell first in order to buy

They can buy players with a view to selling at a later date without having to pop down to the pawn shop to pay the leccy bill in the mean time. They'll get their money back in time. The likes of Ritchie, Ferry and Caddis will (very likely) be sold, at a tidy profit, and the board have no reason to be in a rush to get the money back quickly.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Monday, April 30, 2012, 22:04:55
Those 3 players mentioned will be our biggest signings of the summer if they all sign new deals.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: DV Canio on Monday, April 30, 2012, 22:06:46
From a football point of view, yes. From a bank balance point of view, no.

Don't know if that was the motivator for him. I just think of Henshall's move to City. He'll get better coaching there but will he really break into the City first team. I just can't see it. But he'll probably be minted.

...and whats Henshall done since? nothing yet.

Plus, short term he might be minted - but if he doesnt develop and ends up falling down the leagues then he's losing out on earnings he might have got if he'd worked his way up instead of down.

Of course, nothing is as black and white as that but you get the point.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: cheltred69 on Monday, April 30, 2012, 22:07:19
I just think of Henshall's move to City. He'll get better coaching there but will he really break into the City first team. I just can't see it. But he'll probably be minted.

Probably not minted in terms of set up for llife but certainly more cash than a typical 18-21 year old could even imagine having.

Even if he doesn't break into City 1st team (which I agree is highly unlikely) but with the better coaching must expect to have a better chance of developing a career at prem / championship level than if he'd stayed at Swindon.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 30, 2012, 22:13:12
Even if he doesn't break into City 1st team (which I agree is highly unlikely) but with the better coaching must expect to have a better chance of developing a career at prem / championship level than if he'd stayed at Swindon.

I agree, he's got a reasonable wedge and better coaching. And that seems to be more important than proving himself on the pitch and working his way up the leagues. Take it up front and hope he gets something on the way down.

And I reckon that is why the likes of Paul Benson show 1000 times more commitment and effort than the likes of Frank Nouble. The latter appreciates it more.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: cheltred69 on Monday, April 30, 2012, 22:17:42
At the end of the day if the attitude isn't there, regardless of talent and help via quality coaching / advice etc. then its a rare player who will succeed.
I guess the point is that lads might get their heads turned being at a top club and think they've made it when they're just starting, but that probably happens with kids at Swindon too!


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 30, 2012, 22:35:42
. The likes of Ritchie, Ferry and Caddis will (
Those 3 players mentioned will be our biggest signings of the summer if they all sign new deals.

Definitely. But if they do move on then they deserve a lot of credit from us fans. They were least culpable in last years shambles yet had enough bollocks to stay and put it right.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, April 30, 2012, 22:45:08
Definitely. But if they do move on then they deserve a lot of credit from us fans. They were least culpable in last years shambles yet had enough bollocks to stay and put it right.

They still have a year left?

I can see....

A) Contracts extended
or
B) Being sold

I think it's fair to say that if the players are not willing for A, then he will fully endorse B.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 30, 2012, 22:53:33
They still have a year left? 
Yup, in fact a LOT of our first team squad only have a year left. McCormack, Devera, Flint, Smith, De Vita, Connell + those 3.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, April 30, 2012, 22:56:01
I would certainly hope that the club won't review all of those contracts in January.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, April 30, 2012, 23:00:54
I would certainly hope that the club won't review all of those contracts in January.

I have no doubt they would have learned from what happened with Billy Paynter


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, April 30, 2012, 23:02:30
The mood is good, the time is now.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 30, 2012, 23:02:39
I have no doubt they would have learned from what happened with Billy Paynter

That DV will go on about it for the next 6 months ?

:)


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: DV Canio on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 03:19:41
That DV will go on about it for the next 6 months ?

:)

We let him go on a free and the following season got relegated.

A Paolo pre-season and he'd still do a job for us in L1


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: cheltred69 on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 08:44:12
I think certainly for Ferry, Ritchie & Caddis we need to either extend their contracts or sell them this summer.
Otherwise we'll either end up losing a la Paynter or selling in the Jan window at a cut price when there's little opportunity to replace adequately.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 08:47:57
Sell in January if need be. No need to dismantle this team.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Posh Red on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 09:24:16
I can't imagine Stevenage dismantled & rebuilt their squad after promotion, and it doesn't appear to have caused them too many problems.

There are obviously some players that are done as they haven't been involved with the first team squad for a while (Easyjet, Kerrouche, Lanzano and some others), but I can see most of the current squad still being here at the start of the season.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: tans on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 13:30:23
Out of interest, how much did we pay for Matt Ritchie?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: pericarp on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 13:32:51
Out of interest, how much did we pay for Matt Ritchie?

I remember the figure 300k. Somewhere around that maybe?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Ginginho on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 13:35:24
It was undisclosed but rumoured to be approx £200K (according to swindon-town-fc.co.uk)


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: tans on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 13:40:48
That much?

I only thought it was something like 50k and addons


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 13:57:42
I heard from a Pompey fan it was £100k up front plus add ons up to £200k.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: RWB Robin on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 14:47:57
Going back to Bostock, I was with someone yesterday who knows him very well indeed, ad he said he was enjoying being here and would be ready to stay for next season (where he has been very unhappy with other loans).  He also said (with some professional knowledge and experience) that he is the best player he has seen in that position (behind the striker) and should really (and could) be playing in top-class European team - France or Italy, which would probably suit his skill and style better - in a relatively short time.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 16:33:48
Sounds like john has a very good agent


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 18:14:27
Bostock isn't going to get close to the Spurs line-up so we shall see.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Power to people on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 12:34:38
I think certainly for Ferry, Ritchie & Caddis we need to either extend their contracts or sell them this summer.
Otherwise we'll either end up losing a la Paynter or selling in the Jan window at a cut price when there's little opportunity to replace adequately.

Perhaps offer them a new contract with the proviso that they can leave if we are not challenging and a good offer is made for them, cant risk them only having a year left then leaving for nowt


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: RWB Robin on Thursday, May 3, 2012, 10:37:28
Sounds like john has a very good agent

Pretty sure he is not his agent (could be wrong), but he would have no particular reason for 'selling' him to me - we were talking about something totally different...  Anyway, as Costanza says, we shall see....


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, May 7, 2012, 09:48:49
Retained list can't be that far away now.

Hopefully securing the services of Holmes and McEveley won't be a drawn out affair.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: PlymRed on Monday, May 7, 2012, 12:02:05
Retained list can't be that far away now.

Hopefully securing the services of Holmes and McEveley won't be a drawn out affair.
Holmes has disappointed me in most of the games I've seen him play, hopefully after a Paolo pre-season he can improve.

Saying that, I might just have had very high expectations of him :hmmm:


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, May 7, 2012, 12:08:21
Holmes has disappointed me in most of the games I've seen him play, hopefully after a Paolo pre-season he can improve.

Saying that, I might just have had very high expectations of him :hmmm:

I think he looks better on the right, when he switched to the left he was much less effective.
I think this is partly because he always has to cut inside which is easier to defend.
Just remember how much better Ritchie looks on the left when he has Caddis overlapping, when that wasn't an option he (and we as a team), looked far more predicatble.

The way he beat the Port Vale FB and the cross for the third goal was very good.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: PlymRed on Monday, May 7, 2012, 12:10:09
I think he looks better on the right, when he switched to the left he was much less effective.
I think this is partly because he always has to cut inside which is easier to defend.
Just remember how much better Ritchie looks on the left when he has Caddis overlapping, when that wasn't an option he (and we as a team), looked far more predicatble.

The way he beat the Port Vale FB and the cross for the third goal was very good.
Have you got your lefts and rights mixed up?  ;)


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, May 7, 2012, 12:14:00
Have you got your lefts and rights mixed up?  ;)

Oops, That's what you get for being a defender  :-[


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 16:40:48
So the first official player out of the door is Abdul Said. Please hold back your posts of shock.

 :eek:


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: corner on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 19:02:07
Billy Bodin has been called up as standby for the Welsh senior squad for friendly v Mexico on May 27 #stfc. Fantastic achievement


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 19:08:45
Billy Bodin has been called up as standby for the Welsh senior squad for friendly v Mexico on May 27 #stfc. Fantastic achievement

Pleased for him, his old man will be well chuffed if he gets in.

Probably doesn't reflect well on the depth on their squad though.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: chrisser on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 19:24:40
Same date as the L2 play off final which he could be involved in with Crewe.  Potential dilemma...


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 20:08:15
Good signs for Bodin's international future.

Can't see him staying at Town beyond the summer though.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 10:22:22
Good signs for Bodin's international future.

Can't see him staying at Town beyond the summer though.

Well shut my mouth.

Update made. Can this thread be stickied or whatever the kids call it?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Langers on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 15:08:31
Looks like Phil Smith is leaving. Was he out of contract?

philip smith ‏ @smudgeegghead
A truly horrible day!! But could be the best thing in the world to happen!


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: [email protected] on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 15:20:48
Just read that myself.  On one hand it would be a shame to see a loyal servant of the club leave, but on the other hand I can't see him ousting Wes anytime soon.

If he does leave, I wish him the best going forward.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 15:33:17
Maybe PDC fancies Leigh Bedwell to be good enough as our reserve keeper.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Kinky Tom on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 15:35:10
david james... ;)


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 15:46:41
Just read that myself.  On one hand it would be a shame to see a loyal servant of the club leave, but on the other hand I can't see him ousting Wes anytime soon.

If he does leave, I wish him the best going forward.

You expect him to play up front?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Processed Beats on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 15:48:49
Been a good servant for the club and, despite being somewhat of a permanent scapegoat with some fans, is a decent 'keeper. I know I for one will never forget that night at The Valley. All the best Smithy!


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 16:18:05
He had to move on, the scapegoating got out of hand at some times when he played.  It will do him good as he is good enough to be a first choice at a Lge 2 club, maybe even some lge 1 clubs.


Title: Re: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 17:26:46
My lad will be disappointed if true, he just started helping with fitc coaching.

I'd have kept him as a #2 if he was happy to take that on. Good keeper when on form and confident, helped us to Wembley twice too.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: tans on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 17:27:43
2 years for billy bodin apparently


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Coca Fola on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 17:45:58
Sad news about Phil Smith leaving, great servant to the club. I would have kept him as back up to Wes personally.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 17:49:26
Is this confirmed?

BEWARE David James BEWARE


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 17:54:59
Would like to keep him but being honest he knows he is 2nd choice now.Before he was always challenging.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 17:56:12
If Smith is leaving I wish him all the best. He's been a brilliant servant to this club.


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Frigby Daser on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 18:05:05
Maybe PDC fancies Leigh Bedwell to be good enough as our reserve keeper.

I would have thought Mark Scott will be.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 18:06:58
With Lanzano still on the books I suppose the club have to stick with what they've got.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: barry85 on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 18:13:04
Personally I dont think that Nathan Thompson is good enough for L1 and should have been let go. 

I wonder how much him getting a new contract is down to the fact that he shares the same agent as PDC as does Louis Thompson.  I do know that one of the current youth team players was contacted by said agent earlier this year with the promise that 'if you sign up with me you'll be fast tracked into the first team'..........


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 18:16:54
Personally I dont think that Nathan Thompson is good enough for L1 and should have been let go. 

I wonder how much him getting a new contract is down to the fact that he shares the same agent as PDC as does Louis Thompson.  I do know that one of the current youth team players was contacted by said agent earlier this year with the promise that 'if you sign up with me you'll be fast tracked into the first team'..........

What you've described is the football industry.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: slinky on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 18:22:48
Really not surprised about the Smith news.  Knew something was up at the party on the pitch.  Looked very withdrawn and didn't take part in the celebrations.

Would like to wish him good luck for the future.  Will never forget the saves in the JPT penalties.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 18:45:32
After his performance in the Charlton game I can never say a bad thing about him, would of been a brilliant number 2 but maybe his performance agaisnt Gillingham was the final nail in the coffin. Good luck to him seems a genuinely nice guy.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: leefer on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 18:47:28
After his performance in the Charlton game I can never say a bad thing about him, would of been a brilliant number 2 but maybe his performance agaisnt Gillingham was the final nail in the coffin. Good luck to him seems a genuinely nice guy.

Spot on......Crawley may want him back.





Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Coca Fola on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 19:23:39
With Lanzano still on the books I suppose the club have to stick with what they've got.
What is the deal with Lanzano? He was originally meant to leave in January but never did.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: cheltred69 on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 19:41:37
If Smithy is leaving, best luck for the future and thanks for the last few years.
I'm sure he can do a good job for a league club seeking an experienced keeper with a good few years left in him.
Don't think it will be Crawley as I think they've offered new contracts to both of their keepers.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Dazzza on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 23:07:54
Good luck to Smithy, top bloke and I hope he gets fixed up with a good club. 

Deserves a good run at number one at this stage in his career and its hard to see him getting that with Wes on form.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: otanswell on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 22:26:26
Well it looks like Flint, Connell, Kennedy and Devera are enjoying the sunshine according to Flint's facebook


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 22:28:49
Haven't they all just got from Vegas? Flint and Foderingham have been whining about their return.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: otanswell on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 22:33:43
I guess so


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: red socks on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 23:49:14
Sad to see Phil smith go if true, as others have said great servant and seemed to be a top bloke too, hope he gets the club/place he deserves. If your reading this Phil all the best.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 15:57:46
"Gutted to be leaving swindon after 6 years thank you for all the support and wish all the players and staff all the best in the future. And thank you to jeremy wray for showing me some respect for ringing me and telling me other than the manager who doesn't have the guts!!!"

Smith, Phil. 2012.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 15:59:51
A loyal servant.

The final piece of the Dennis Wise era, gone.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:08:48
Did Smith delete the PDC dig?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: tans on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:10:01
Ooh a parting shot at the manager.

To be fair though, he has a point


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: tans on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:10:17
looks like it rich


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Peacocks-Lucky-Coat on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:11:01
If Paolo didn't let him know, then I would be a bit disappointed. Phil Smith is a top bloke, and loved the club, regardless of the criticism he's come under during his time with us.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:11:14
looks like it rich

Hehe coward.

Or PDC called shortly afterwards :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Coca Fola on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:15:07
Great servant to the club. Who's our longest serving player now then?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:15:41
Kennedy, maybe?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Coca Fola on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:16:08
Kennedy, maybe?
When did he sign a pro contract?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: tans on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:17:56
Quote from: Phil Smith
because he couldn't be bothered to even ring me and tell me I think I deserve at least that whatever you may think of me

Bit naughty that


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:18:01
When did he sign a pro contract?

2008. When loads of them did.

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Person.asp?PersonID=KENNEDYC


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Coca Fola on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:19:30
2008. When loads of them did.

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Person.asp?PersonID=KENNEDYC
So him and Mark Scott and are now the longest serving players. I find it funny that the joint longest serving player has never even made an appearance.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:19:37
All the best Smithy. And good luck in your new venture (odd choice for someone with no hair)

[url width=114 height=300]http://images.mysupermarket.co.uk/ProductsDetailed/50/180250.jpg[/url]


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:21:29
So him and Mark Scott and are now the longest serving players. I find it funny that the joint longest serving player has never even made an appearance.

I wonder what the record is? 5 seasons of professional football without making an appearance.

I've never wanted Mark Scott to sign a new deal more.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Shaw Rosso on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:22:02
Seems Smithy is typing his replies to people and deleting them within a couple of minutes.

I like Smithy, outside of football too, but the outpouring of grief on Twitter is a bit nauseating.

Good luck Phil


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:23:24
I wished him luck, no more than that.

Phil is trying to be the 'better man'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRolAqdolMU


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Shaw Rosso on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:26:28
Why PDC never gave Smithy the call himself.............

@smudgeegghead @JamesHolman92 tbh smithy i think tht di canio has alot on his plate bout the Jonathan Tehoue stuff #JustSaying

I get a feeling Paolo really does have his own unique way of doing things


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:28:59
Why PDC never gave Smithy the call himself.............

@smudgeegghead @JamesHolman92 tbh smithy i think tht di canio has alot on his plate bout the Jonathan Tehoue stuff #JustSaying

I get a feeling Paolo really does have his own unique way of doing things

I doubt that is the reason why.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:31:27
Can someone provide a list of all the players Twitter accounts, or update the squad list with them?

I'm shit on Twitter and can never find any of them.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Coca Fola on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:33:05
I wonder what the record is? 5 seasons of professional football without making an appearance.

I've never wanted Mark Scott to sign a new deal more.
4 years and 3 months. Impressive.  :toocool:


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: tans on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:41:10

I like Smithy, outside of football too, but the outpouring of grief on Twitter is a bit nauseating.


Couldnt agree more.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Power to people on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:43:01
Good luck to him, but naught that the manager couldn't phone him and tell him out of respect

Hope it does not mean Scott is 2nd cohice, I'd like someone that has the capability of giving Wes competition to push him so he is kept on his toes knowing a few dodgy games and someone is waiting in the wings


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: tans on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:45:25
Scott will go i reckon, as they just signed Bedwell up as a pro. I think we will sign another keeper pre season


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Ardiles on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:46:14
Can someone provide a list of all the players Twitter accounts, or update the squad list with them?

I'm shit on Twitter and can never find any of them.

Don't do it!  I joined twitter about a month ago and added a stack of players to follow.  I promptly unfollowed them all again a week or two later.

I think the straw that broke the camel's back was Wes' revelation one evening that, for once, the ladies in his gym were looking mighty fine.  Whilst I was, naturally, chuffed for our esteemed stopper...I realised that I couldn't really give a s**t about the ladies in his gym.  I still follow Fraser though, who is better.  Although he does bang on about the Premiership quite a lot.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Sippo on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:56:59
Has Lanzano officially been released?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: tans on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:58:35
Not that i know of. I reckon he will just disappear into the abyss


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 18:33:41
"Just wanna say I've enjoyed every minute and I'm really guna miss Swindon. Thank you to everyone the support has been great #back2backpromo"


Sounds like Mark Scott is off too.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Langers on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 18:47:26
"Just wanna say I've enjoyed every minute and I'm really guna miss Swindon. Thank you to everyone the support has been great #back2backpromo"

Sounds like Mark Scott is off too.

No surprises there then. Best of luck to Phil Smith, will never forget that night at the Valley.



Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Processed Beats on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 18:54:33
"Just wanna say I've enjoyed every minute and I'm really guna miss Swindon. Thank you to everyone the support has been great #back2backpromo"


Sounds like Mark Scott is off too.

Meh, not too disheartened by this one.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 18:56:59
I'd be mildly concerned if you were.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: tans on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 19:01:12
I'd be mildly concerned if you were.

Wheres the outpouring of grief?!


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: ronnie21 on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 19:13:17
Ooh a parting shot at the manager.

To be fair though, he has a point
To be fair as well, Mr Wray usually does all the negotiating after targets have been identified, so perhaps as well as the hiring he is responsible for the firing!


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 19:15:31
As long as he heard the news from someone at the club.

With the assumption that Gabilondo is gone. Callum Kennedy is the only high profile name who could walk today/tomorrow.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: thedarkprince on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 19:27:39
Hahaha... high profile.  Good one.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 19:28:44
Be nice  :girlgiggle:


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 19:39:55
So Scott and Smith gone. No surprises there. That leaves Gabilondo and Kennedy as the 2 left who's futures have yet to be decided. Reckon both could be off to be honest.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 19:41:52
I'm interested to see what will be done with the exiled players.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 19:45:50
"Gutted to be leaving swindon after 6 years thank you for all the support and wish all the players and staff all the best in the future. And thank you to jeremy wray for showing me some respect for ringing me and telling me other than the manager who doesn't have the guts!!!"

Smith, Phil. 2012.

Wouldn't be surprised if Paolo did call him, it was just that when Smith went to pick up the phone he dropped it.



My opinion of Smith hasn't changed for a long time, an able backup who can have good games, but a liability if you were going to rely on him all season.

With him & Scott gone, and Lanzano out of the picture it does make you wonder if there is anything in the David James rumours. 


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 19:53:20
I'm interested to see what will be done with the exiled players.

I'm guessing we're hoping they come back more committed in pre season. If not then we'll try and find a club to take them. Paying them off will just set us back a few bob which we may be able to avoid.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 19:56:15
I'm guessing we're hoping they come back more committed in pre season. If not then we'll try and find a club to take them. Paying them off will just set us back a few bob which we may be able to avoid.

Including Gabilondo and Kennedy, Di Canio has a 26 (1 paid by Samsung) man squad of professionals. If he wants to bring people then surely to goodness we've got to get the likes of Esajas, Kerrouche and Lanzano out?

Obviously there are players who featured often who might leave if a bid comes in.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: stfcinbmth on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 21:00:44
Can someone provide a list of all the players Twitter accounts, or update the squad list with them?

I'm shit on Twitter and can never find any of them.

This may help jonny

http://thetownend.com/index.php/topic,47891.msg1071792.html#msg1071792


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 21:16:50
I've put the twitter accounts on the original post.

I think Simon Ferry is MIA again though.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Baggins on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 21:24:08
Including Gabilondo and Kennedy, Di Canio has a 26 (1 paid by Samsung) man squad of professionals. If he wants to bring people then surely to goodness we've got to get the likes of Esajas, Kerrouche and Lanzano out?

Obviously there are players who featured often who might leave if a bid comes in.

Agreed.  I think the hangover of some of last summer's ineffective signing will be a slower summer this time around.  Players need to leave before more can come in.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, May 18, 2012, 00:12:29
As it stands... Pretty colours and all.

THE SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS (3)

Leigh Bedwell (2013)
@bedders17
Wes Foderingham (2014)
@wes_foderingham
Mattia Lanzano (2013)
@LanzanoMattia

DEFENDERS (5)

Paul Caddis (2013)
No Twitter account
Alessandro Cibocchi (2013)
@alexcibo82
Joe Devera (2013)
No Twitter account
Aden Flint (2013)
@AFlint4
Nathan Thompson - Contract offered
@nathan_t23

DEFENDERS/MIDFIELDERS (2)

Alan McCormack (2013)
@almc16
Oliver Risser (2013)
@Oliverrisser80

MIDFIELDERS (6)

Lee Cox (2014)
No Twitter account
EtiŽnne Esajas (2013)
No Twitter account
Simon Ferry (2013)
@Siferrytapboi
Matt Ritchie (2013)
No Twitter account
Luke Rooney (2014)
@luke_rooney
Jonathan Smith (2013)
@jonathansmith40

MIDFIELDERS/FORWARDS (2)

Billy Bodin - Contract offered
No Twitter account
Raffa De Vita (2013)
@RaffaDeVita23

FORWARDS (5)

Paul Benson (2014)
No Twitter account
Alan Connell (2013)
@AlConnell83
Mehdi Kerrouche (2013)
No Twitter account
LukŠö Magera (2013)
No Twitter account
Miles Storey (2013)
@m_storey32


INS:

N/A

OUTS:

Lander Gabilondo (Released)
@lander_gabi
Callum Kennedy (Released)
@callum_k123
Abdul Said (Released)
No Twitter account
Mark Scott (Released)
@mark_scott18
Phil Smith (Released)
@smudgeegghead


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 18, 2012, 06:55:13
Gabby and Kennedy join Smith and Scott on the released list (BBC Wilts)


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: stfcinbmth on Friday, May 18, 2012, 06:57:30
Gabby and Kennedy join Smith and Scott on the released list (BBC Wilts)

Shame about Kennedy


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, May 18, 2012, 07:22:34
Gabby and Kennedy join Smith and Scott on the released list (BBC Wilts)

I'm not sure whether I'm surprised about Callum Kennedy. Ridehalgh and McEveley both looked better.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: nevillew on Friday, May 18, 2012, 07:27:08
Let's face it. if Di Canio thought Kennedy was good enough we wouldn't have had Ridehalgh and McEveley here in the first place.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, May 18, 2012, 07:28:02
You're right, but I simply refuse to face it :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Boeta on Friday, May 18, 2012, 08:18:59
Ooh a parting shot at the manager.

To be fair though, he has a point

who gives a fuck what phil smith says/thinks about di canio? he's a conference standard keeper at best who has managed to string out a few years at a half-decent league club despite a number of shaky performances

i'm sure he's a nice bloke but this loyal servant stuff is ridiculous - he's only been loyal because he's been hanging on to playing at a club like swindon by the skin of his teeth


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: tans on Friday, May 18, 2012, 08:24:51
Erm where have i said loyal servant etc.

All i said was he made a parting shot.

Get out the wrong side of bed this morning or are you on your period?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, May 18, 2012, 08:28:35
After six years of service I think it's not crazy to suggest that he was loyal.

He was also inconsistent and, yes, some Twitter comments (from grown men) can make you cringe.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Boeta on Friday, May 18, 2012, 09:15:14
Erm where have i said loyal servant etc.

All i said was he made a parting shot.

Get out the wrong side of bed this morning or are you on your period?

i was writing about your comment plus others about his 'loyalty'

just seems odd to be so affectionate about a second rate goal-keeper when people are quick to slag off players like austin and douglas, who were actually good for us


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Barry Scott on Friday, May 18, 2012, 09:22:40
i was writing about your comment plus others about his 'loyalty'

just seems odd to be so affectionate about a second rate goal-keeper when people are quick to slag off players like austin and douglas, who were actually good for us

It's what I find quite weird. He got so much shit for being a "shit keeper" yet now he's leaving there's a huge outpouring of grief. It's almost as pathetic as when Kate Cady got kicked out.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Shaw Rosso on Friday, May 18, 2012, 09:23:59
i was writing about your comment plus others about his 'loyalty'

just seems odd to be so affectionate about a second rate goal-keeper when people are quick to slag off players like austin and douglas, who were actually good for us

I dont think anyone slagged them off for their playing ability, more there ability to jump ship at the first opportunity.

If, for example, Smithy signed for Yeovil, would he get the same shit as Douglas when he returns to the CG, i dont think so, and this is why people are wishing him good luck for the future. It got a bit Diana-Esque on Twitter yesterday, but you can put alot of that down to kids getting home from school.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, May 18, 2012, 09:25:58
I said good luck to Phil and fuck-off to Douglas

So there


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Arriba on Friday, May 18, 2012, 09:34:40
Smith was very much like Nicky Hammond as has been discussed on here previously. Not surprised he is now surplus nor that he wasn't even spoken to by Di canio. He was and is an able deputy-lower league keeper but where we are hopefully heading is not his level. Nice that fans appreciate his loyalty but he'll soon be forgotten.
Think his departure could have been dealt with better but Di canio is who he is and wont change. We move on


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Barry Scott on Friday, May 18, 2012, 09:37:36
Smith was very much like Nicky Hammond as has been discussed on here previously. Not surprised he is now surplus nor that he wasn't even spoken to by Di canio. He was and is an able deputy-lower league keeper but where we are hopefully heading is not his level. Nice that fans appreciate his loyalty but he'll soon be forgotten.
Think his departure could have been dealt with better but Di canio is who he is and wont change. We move on

Well said.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, May 18, 2012, 09:40:05
Smith was very much like Nicky Hammond as has been discussed on here previously. Not surprised he is now surplus nor that he wasn't even spoken to by Di canio. He was and is an able deputy-lower league keeper but where we are hopefully heading is not his level. Nice that fans appreciate his loyalty but he'll soon be forgotten.
Think his departure could have been dealt with better but Di canio is who he is and wont change. We move on
Spot on.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 18, 2012, 10:00:55
Smith was very much like Nicky Hammond as has been discussed on here previously. Not surprised he is now surplus nor that he wasn't even spoken to by Di canio. He was and is an able deputy-lower league keeper but where we are hopefully heading is not his level. Nice that fans appreciate his loyalty but he'll soon be forgotten.
Think his departure could have been dealt with better but Di canio is who he is and wont change. We move on

Agreed, as long as David James doesn't take the #2 keeper spot ;)


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Processed Beats on Friday, May 18, 2012, 10:49:34
Official list now released.

http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10341~2774417,00.html


Title: Re: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: otanswell on Friday, May 18, 2012, 10:55:40
Very suprised Esajas has been retained, the fat cunt


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: PlymRed on Friday, May 18, 2012, 10:56:44
Cant disagree with any of those that have been released really. Need to get rid of Esajas, Lanzano etc

Add another Keeper, Mceverly, Bostock (loan, impressed me when he played near the end), O'Kane and a stiker and we have a very decent squad for next year


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 18, 2012, 11:01:24
Very suprised Esajas has been retained, the fat cunt

All that mean is he's got another year left on his original contract. I'd imagine the club and player are keen to part company.


Title: Re: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, May 18, 2012, 11:01:46
Very suprised Esajas has been retained, the fat cunt

He's still under contract. There's no choice unless we can sell him.

Some of those on the retained list aren't 'players we want to keep', but 'players we can't shift'.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Friday, May 18, 2012, 11:21:26
For me one of the main things I would like this summer is to extend the likes of Caddis', Ritchie's and Ferry's contract. That would be as good as three signings.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: LittleRed on Friday, May 18, 2012, 13:04:42
Esajas was definitely signed on a two year deal. Doubt he will find or be offered a better deal than what he is on now. Laranzo was also on a two year deal and nearly left once before by mutual consent only to change his mind at the last minute. I'm sure he has openly stated that if he can get a deal back home then he would leave. Just doubt,again that he find a better offer so just seeing out his contract. Both players are down to DiCanios inexperience at the start.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: jonny72 on Friday, May 18, 2012, 14:25:33
Smith was very much like Nicky Hammond as has been discussed on here previously. Not surprised he is now surplus nor that he wasn't even spoken to by Di canio. He was and is an able deputy-lower league keeper but where we are hopefully heading is not his level.

Still think he is one of the best shot stoppers we've seen in recent years and did pretty well against penalties as well.

Only thing that concerns me is that I'm not sure we'll get a more able replacement. Who ever comes in will be 2nd choice and will need a long term injury or long term loss of form for Foderingham before they'll get a game. Not sure a young keeper will help either, having someone experienced will be a big help to Foderingham with his development.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Kinky Tom on Friday, May 18, 2012, 14:28:12
which is why a david james type signing may be a good move - not james himself but an experienced keeper who knows his best days are behind him but is still able to deputise and offer valuable advice to a young promising keeper.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, May 18, 2012, 14:29:25
It's going to be David James, isn't it?

 :hmmm:


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Coca Fola on Friday, May 18, 2012, 14:41:29
David James would be a fantastic signing as back up for Foderingham. Ex England, he would probably become GK coach too.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, May 18, 2012, 14:42:12
David James would be a fantastic signing as back up for Foderingham. Ex England, he would probably become GK coach too.

I saw David James play at Swindon in 1991 :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Coca Fola on Friday, May 18, 2012, 14:43:47
Best moment of your life?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: china red on Friday, May 18, 2012, 14:50:54
I saw David James play at Swindon in 1991 :)

Watford at home when we beat them 2-1?  Second goal through his legs if I remember rightly.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Bogus Dave on Friday, May 18, 2012, 14:53:45
I saw David James play at the County Ground in 2008


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Saxondale on Friday, May 18, 2012, 14:56:40
I saw David James play at Swindon in 1991 :)

I saw that too, it largely formed my opinion of David James which hasn't really changed since.  Calamity James.


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 18, 2012, 14:57:15
It's going to be David James, isn't it?

 :hmmm:

Hmmm indeed. Past it. Not even sure I'd want him as a coach let alone #2.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, May 18, 2012, 15:16:13
Best moment of your life?

It's up there.

For the others, the Watford game was a 2-1 loss and I think it was Glenn Hoddle's first game in charge.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, May 18, 2012, 15:18:52
It was his first game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=t2KgwNZxv5w

Oh and... FUCK YOU MALONE  :smugfu:


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: ronnie21 on Friday, May 18, 2012, 16:01:32
It's going to be David James, isn't it?

 :hmmm:
He's going to have to take a large drop in wages - Shitty's top earner I believe.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: axs on Friday, May 18, 2012, 16:59:34
Jonathan Smith is @jonathansmith40


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, May 18, 2012, 17:03:04
Jonathan Smith is @jonathansmith40

Well, it took at least half a day for someone to find an error ;)


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: axs on Friday, May 18, 2012, 17:07:02
Well, it took at least half a day for someone to find an error ;)

I'm sure someone will make a pun about it soon.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: corner on Monday, May 21, 2012, 06:41:37
Caddis signs one year contract extention.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: tans on Monday, May 21, 2012, 07:11:25
Really?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Ralphy on Monday, May 21, 2012, 07:55:16
So he's now contracted until the summer of 2014 ?

He signed a 3 year contract in July 2010 if I remember right with Ferry too ??


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: jaylad on Monday, May 21, 2012, 08:36:30
Confirmed on BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18138811


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, May 21, 2012, 09:03:12
Great news!


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 21, 2012, 09:08:27
Its not like he had a choice mind :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Monday, May 21, 2012, 10:01:06
Caddis signs a one year extension. Brilliant news.

Edit : Maybe I should of read above...


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: PlymRed on Monday, May 21, 2012, 10:07:55
Fantastic news about Caddis signing another contract, need to keep the core of the squad together


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Benzel on Monday, May 21, 2012, 10:15:54
Now to do the same with Fezza.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Gnasher on Monday, May 21, 2012, 10:53:27
Hopefully Ritchie will do the same.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: kerry red on Monday, May 21, 2012, 10:57:39
Still waiting for PdC to sign - although to be fair, it's looks nailed on


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Ralphy on Monday, May 21, 2012, 11:02:05
Caddis didn't sign though as such did he. The club triggered a 1 year extension.

At least it means we'll get more money for him if a club comes in.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, May 21, 2012, 12:02:05
Still waiting for PdC to sign - although to be fair, it's looks nailed on

I dont think anything with Paolo is nailed on/predictable

Not that i dont think he will sign mind you


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 21, 2012, 14:37:51
Caddis didn't sign though as such did he. The club triggered a 1 year extension.

At least it means we'll get more money for him if a club comes in.

Quite, though he did say it would "probably" have happened anyway. But as you say, at a minimum it puts his price up.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: corner on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 07:57:45
Etienne esajas gone.

Next....


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 07:59:13
Source?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Sippo on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 08:15:20
Was on t'wireless


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 08:16:58
Was on t'wireless

That's good enough for me...

THE SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS (3)

Leigh Bedwell (2013)
@bedders17
Wes Foderingham (2014)
@wes_foderingham
Mattia Lanzano (2013)
@LanzanoMattia

DEFENDERS (5)

Paul Caddis (2014)
No Twitter account
Alessandro Cibocchi (2013)
@alexcibo82
Joe Devera (2013)
No Twitter account
Aden Flint (2013)
@AFlint4
Nathan Thompson - Contract offered
@nathan_t23

DEFENDERS/MIDFIELDERS (2)

Alan McCormack (2013)
@almc16
Oliver Risser (2013)
@Oliverrisser80

MIDFIELDERS (5)

Lee Cox (2014)
No Twitter account
Simon Ferry (2013)
@Siferrytapboi
Matt Ritchie (2013)
No Twitter account
Luke Rooney (2014)
@luke_rooney
Jonathan Smith (2013)
@jonathansmith40

MIDFIELDERS/FORWARDS (2)

Billy Bodin - Contract offered
No Twitter account
Raffa De Vita (2013)
@RaffaDeVita23

FORWARDS (5)

Paul Benson (2014)
No Twitter account
Alan Connell (2013)
@AlConnell83
Mehdi Kerrouche (2013)
No Twitter account
LukŠö Magera (2013)
No Twitter account
Miles Storey (2013)
@m_storey32

NEW CONTRACTS:

Paul Caddis - 1 year extension

INS:

N/A

OUTS:

EtiŽnne Esajas (Released)
No Twitter account
Lander Gabilondo (Released)
@lander_gabi
Callum Kennedy (Released)
@callum_k123
Abdul Said (Released)
No Twitter account
Mark Scott (Released)
@mark_scott18
Phil Smith (Released)
@smudgeegghead

TRIALISTS/TRAINING

Luke McCormick (Who knows?)


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: chrisser on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 08:26:10
I think Paul Mooney (the runner up in the Samsung competition) was also invited back for a trial in pre season


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Barry Scott on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 09:20:21
Etienne esajas gone.

Next....

Excellent news.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 09:22:58
Excellent news.
A good wage freed up, excellent indeed.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Trashbat? on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 09:24:42
Would be interested to know what happened to Lee Cox, anyone know?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: PlymRed on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 09:24:57
Who else to leave now then?

Kerrouche and Lanzano probably, any others?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 09:28:14
I'm still not sure about Lukas Magera's return. Not because of ability just down to whether he wants too.

Kerrouche and Lanzano aside, I think pretty much everyone else will report for training.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Barry Scott on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 09:33:55
Would be interested to know what happened to Lee Cox, anyone know?

Nothing, he's been injured.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 09:36:29
I'm still not sure about Lukas Magera's return. Not because of ability just down to whether he wants too.

Kerrouche and Lanzano aside, I think pretty much everyone else will report for training.

Its wierd, last season everyone said we had a massive squad but looking at the players still at the club, if you take Magera/Lanzano/Kerrouche out of the equation it looks a fairly small squad with a few berths being taken up by young inexperienced players Bedwell, Thompson and Storey, leaving just 1 keeper, 6 defenders, 5 midfielders, 2 strikers who would be considered first teamers.

I personally think Bodin will move on and refuse the contract and Thompson will accept his new contract and probably go out on loan next season to get game time.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 09:45:52
Who else to leave now then?

Kerrouche and Lanzano probably, any others?

Ritchie & Caddis to Rotherham for 900k


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Trashbat? on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 09:48:36
Ritchie & Caddis to Rotherham for 900k

Dont be silly....we would never get that much money for those two


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: PlymRed on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 09:53:38
Dont be silly....we would never get that much money for those two
Nah Caddis has handed in a transfer request to be with his best mate at Rotherham so be lucky to get anything really


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Processed Beats on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 10:27:09
Billy Bodin now has Twitter if everyone fancies a follow: @BillyBodin9


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: corner on Sunday, May 27, 2012, 19:01:04
anyone know when Paolos back? hope we get some good news on transfers this coming week, certainly don't want another week like the last one!!!!


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, May 27, 2012, 19:48:22
Usually gets going within the next week or two.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 27, 2012, 20:43:54
Come on Costanza, what usually happens is we don't sign anyone then claim that its because the Euros are on ;)


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, May 27, 2012, 20:49:31
Come on Costanza, what usually happens is we don't sign anyone then claim that its because the Euros are on ;)

How can I forget that ol' chestnut?

Incidentally, we are probably due a 'I want my squad fully assembled before pre-training starts' article.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 27, 2012, 20:55:21
Wray said that we would have to be patient for signings. I think they will come in a cluster just before the preseason tour.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, May 27, 2012, 21:15:27
anyone know when Paolos back? hope we get some good news on transfers this coming week, certainly don't want another week like the last one!!!!
Well I get all my news these days from the Adver comments section and my understanding is that Paolo is no longer at the Club  :hmmm:


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Saxondale on Sunday, May 27, 2012, 21:16:37
Hes joined wigan I understand.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: mrverve on Monday, May 28, 2012, 10:33:42
Come on Costanza, what usually happens is we don't sign anyone then claim that its because the Euros are on ;)

I remember a few years ago when things were a little slow on the transfer front, the general consensus was that the Ronaldo transfer to Real Madrid was the reason why nobody (including ourselves) were not signing anyone.

We can always blame Van Persie this year.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, May 28, 2012, 10:36:09
Lets please not have another constant panic over lack of signings like we did early pre-season last year.

Anyone know where that panic button is?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Monday, May 28, 2012, 10:41:39
Lets please not have another constant panic over lack of signings like we did early pre-season last year.

Anyone know where that panic button is?

This!

The domestic season only finished yesterday. If we're signing free transfers then there is no need to get them on board until 1 July (financially anyway) as the club don't have to pay their wages until then.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Arriba on Monday, May 28, 2012, 10:42:12
Things aint gonna get going for weeks i'd expect. Players and managers will be on their hols


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: leefer on Monday, May 28, 2012, 10:44:14
Praise the lord for that....time to have a break from the exploits of Swindon FC for a while i reckon.

Talking for myself of course.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: kerry red on Monday, May 28, 2012, 10:45:50
I think the club know who their targets are, have been sounded out, and it's just waiting for holidays to end and players to come back and sign up.

Unless, of course, there is no money forthcoming and PdC will be off  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, May 28, 2012, 12:56:55
So what's the consensus regarding what we need? I know there are some obvious positions that need filling but looking roughly at our current squad, we are top heavy in places. I'm unemployed at the moment so have time to type this sort of drivel (I have been offered a new job though *Phew.Hooray.Phew* but it doesn't start for another two weeks)

With new signings still potentially weeks away, let us (hopefully) discuss what is really needed at Swindon for the 2012/13 season.

Out of position players in italics.

Goalkeeper
1. Wes Foderingham
2. Leigh Bedwell
3. Mattia Lanzano

Dennis Wise, Paul Sturrock, Maurice Malpas and Danny Wilson all preferred to have duelling goalkeepers fighting for a number one spot and long term it probably had more of a detrimental effect at Swindon.

Plenty of clubs have a mainstay number 1 goalkeeper with back-up, why not Swindon? With that in mind, I'd have a 'Steve Book' type keeper brought in with Mattia Lanzano axed and Leigh Bedwell as third goalkeeper.

Right-Back
1. Paul Caddis
2. Nathan Thompson
3. Joe Devera

On the basis that Nathan Thompson accepts his contract offer then I don't think there's much need to bolster this. Perhaps the loan market can assist when need be.

Left-Back
1. Alessandro Cibocchi

If McEveley comes in and then you'll probably need to bring another in if Cibocchi's injury is as bad as what DV has alluded to in the past. I wonder what Ridehalgh's availability is now that Huddersfield Town have been promoted?

Centre-Back
1. Alan McCormack
2. Joe Devera
3. Aden Flint
4. Oliver Risser
5. Alessandro Cibocchi

McCormack is worth debating. In League Two, McCormack was a fantastic make-shift central defender but in League One? There's every chance that he will be just as good but what if he's not? Then you've got Joe Devera with Aden Flint. Both good players but is it strong enough against better opposition? I'd be hoping that Di Canio is looking at an experienced lower league centre-back to really make that position competitive.

Right-Midfield
1. Matt Ritchie
2. Paul Caddis

Ritchie's no.1. If Caddis has to fill in then you've got Nathan Thompson to cover. I imagine Di Canio might look at the loan market to cover Ritchie.

Left-Midfield
1. Luke Rooney
2. Raffa De Vita
3. Matt Ritchie
4. Billy Bodin

Rooney has flitted in and out of the side, as has Raffa De Vita. I'd be interested to read what others think about this position...

Centre-Midfield
1. Simon Ferry
2. Jonathan Smith
3. Oliver Risser
3. Lee Cox
4. Alan McCormack
5. Matt Ritchie

I think (and this is only my opinion which is based on nothing at all) that Jonathan Smith is at risk this summer of being sold on. Recent news may suggest that Lee Cox's Town career may go the way of Elliot Benyon but Smith was in and out of the squad on a semi-regular basis. RE: Smith, it's not based on what I think of him as a footballer but I just have that feeling that Di Canio isn't so sure.

Also, Risser is a favourite of Di Canio's while I think McCormack might go back in to a midfield role. Ferry has earned high praise after last summer.

Centre-Forward
1. Paul Benson
2. Alan Connell
3. Billy Bodin
4. Raffa De Vita
5. LukŠö Magera
6. Miles Storey
7. Mehdi Kerrouche

There's a lot of names but we certainly need a new player in there. I'd hope Kerrouche will be effectively replaced by the Andy Williams signing (if it happens) while Magera could be replaced for another forward who can be relied upon.

For consistency alone, I wouldn't get rid of Connell.

Thought/Thoughts?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Coca Fola on Monday, May 28, 2012, 13:08:13
I think all we need is a GK, CB, LB, a winger and a couple of strikers.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, May 28, 2012, 13:13:17
I think all we need is a GK, CB, LB, a winger and a couple of strikers.

What do you think about McCormack as either a defender or reverting to what is possibly he preferred position?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Monday, May 28, 2012, 13:20:19
A central midfielder is a must. Risser isn't good enough and I can't see Smith being a regular in a side that has top 6 ambitions.

I would keep McCormack in defence - our record at the back was superb last season and he was our best defender for me. Sign Mcevely and the backline looks solid.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Kinky Tom on Monday, May 28, 2012, 13:33:23
keep alan back there in defence, it's important to have a ball player back there and there aren't so many lumps in L1 so his height should be even less of an issue.

get mceveley in, an able athletic CM and of course a couple of strikers in, preferably with some pace


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Coca Fola on Monday, May 28, 2012, 13:55:44
What do you think about McCormack as either a defender or reverting to what is possibly he preferred position?
If it ain't broke don't fix it.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Sippo on Monday, May 28, 2012, 14:01:45
I think all we need is a GK

Don't we have one on trial and looking at 'signing'. I've read it somewhere...


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, May 28, 2012, 14:05:20
Don't we have one on trial and looking at 'signing'. I've read it somewhere...

N'ah, it's in your head.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Langers on Monday, May 28, 2012, 15:25:04
Left-Midfield
1. Luke Rooney
2. Raffa De Vita
3. Matt Ritchie
4. Billy Bodin

Rooney has flitted in and out of the side, as has Raffa De Vita. I'd be interested to read what others think about this position...

It wouldn't surprise me if we went for Holmes, who I believe is out of contract? I know he sometimes split opinions but with a full PDC pre-season behind him, I think he could be a very good league one player.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, May 28, 2012, 15:40:13
I'm inclined to agree.

Raffa De Vita's stock still doesn't look great as he's failed to make an impact as a forward. He job a decent job filling in on the left wing but with Rooney and possible Holmes, what does this mean for De Vita?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, May 28, 2012, 15:57:06
So what's the consensus regarding what we need? I know there are some obvious positions that need filling but looking roughly at our current squad, we are top heavy in places. I'm unemployed at the moment so have time to type this sort of drivel (I have been offered a new job though *Phew.Hooray.Phew* but it doesn't start for another two weeks)

With new signings still potentially weeks away, let us (hopefully) discuss what is really needed at Swindon for the 2012/13 season.

Out of position players in italics.

Goalkeeper
1. Wes Foderingham
2. Leigh Bedwell
3. Mattia Lanzano

Dennis Wise, Paul Sturrock, Maurice Malpas and Danny Wilson all preferred to have duelling goalkeepers fighting for a number one spot and long term it probably had more of a detrimental effect at Swindon.

Plenty of clubs have a mainstay number 1 goalkeeper with back-up, why not Swindon? With that in mind, I'd have a 'Steve Book' type keeper brought in with Mattia Lanzano axed and Leigh Bedwell as third goalkeeper.

Right-Back
1. Paul Caddis
2. Nathan Thompson
3. Joe Devera

On the basis that Nathan Thompson accepts his contract offer then I don't think there's much need to bolster this. Perhaps the loan market can assist when need be.

Left-Back
1. Alessandro Cibocchi

If McEveley comes in and then you'll probably need to bring another in if Cibocchi's injury is as bad as what DV has alluded to in the past. I wonder what Ridehalgh's availability is now that Huddersfield Town have been promoted?

Centre-Back
1. Alan McCormack
2. Joe Devera
3. Aden Flint
4. Oliver Risser
5. Alessandro Cibocchi

McCormack is worth debating. In League Two, McCormack was a fantastic make-shift central defender but in League One? There's every chance that he will be just as good but what if he's not? Then you've got Joe Devera with Aden Flint. Both good players but is it strong enough against better opposition? I'd be hoping that Di Canio is looking at an experienced lower league centre-back to really make that position competitive.

Right-Midfield
1. Matt Ritchie
2. Paul Caddis

Ritchie's no.1. If Caddis has to fill in then you've got Nathan Thompson to cover. I imagine Di Canio might look at the loan market to cover Ritchie.

Left-Midfield
1. Luke Rooney
2. Raffa De Vita
3. Matt Ritchie
4. Billy Bodin

Rooney has flitted in and out of the side, as has Raffa De Vita. I'd be interested to read what others think about this position...

Centre-Midfield
1. Simon Ferry
2. Jonathan Smith
3. Oliver Risser
3. Lee Cox
4. Alan McCormack
5. Matt Ritchie

I think (and this is only my opinion which is based on nothing at all) that Jonathan Smith is at risk this summer of being sold on. Recent news may suggest that Lee Cox's Town career may go the way of Elliot Benyon but Smith was in and out of the squad on a semi-regular basis. RE: Smith, it's not based on what I think of him as a footballer but I just have that feeling that Di Canio isn't so sure.

Also, Risser is a favourite of Di Canio's while I think McCormack might go back in to a midfield role. Ferry has earned high praise after last summer.

Centre-Forward
1. Paul Benson
2. Alan Connell
3. Billy Bodin
4. Raffa De Vita
5. LukŠö Magera
6. Miles Storey
7. Mehdi Kerrouche

There's a lot of names but we certainly need a new player in there. I'd hope Kerrouche will be effectively replaced by the Andy Williams signing (if it happens) while Magera could be replaced for another forward who can be relied upon.

For consistency alone, I wouldn't get rid of Connell.

Thought/Thoughts?

I like the way you've put those little accent things on Magera's name....a touch of class that unemployment brings, it will be a shame when you return to the ranks of the wage slave, the TEF is all the better for a few with too much time on their hands.

As for the squad...who knows, this is STFC.  It's quite conceivable we'll be looking for a new chairman and manager before we get any players...


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, May 28, 2012, 16:06:27
Ha! You're not wrong Reg.

So we're agreed then? We're going to sign 2 goalkeepers, 2 right backs and a slow forward to hold the ball up.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, May 28, 2012, 16:12:13
And 7 left backs.  None of them good.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Monday, May 28, 2012, 16:18:38
I like the way you've put those little accent things on Magera's name....a touch of class that unemployment brings, it will be a shame when you return to the ranks of the wage slave, the TEF is all the better for a few with too much time on their hands.

As for the squad...who knows, this is STFC.  It's quite conceivable we'll be looking for a new chairman and manager before we get any players...

I wouldnt mind having a go at being chairman!


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Processed Beats on Monday, May 28, 2012, 17:17:37
Lee Holmes poised to sign for Preston apparently.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, May 28, 2012, 17:22:06
Lee Holmes poised to sign for Preston apparently.

C'mon, you can't post that without a source..

Edit: It's from a Sky Sports related Tweet.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Langers on Monday, May 28, 2012, 17:25:46
C'mon, you can't post that without a source...

Sky Sports understands Preston are poised to sign Lee Holmes from Southampton #PNE #Saintsfc

Official Sky Sports Twitter.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, May 28, 2012, 17:27:26
Sky Sports understands Preston are poised to sign Lee Holmes from Southampton #PNE #Saintsfc

Official Sky Sports Twitter.

Yeah I just clocked it.

People had divided opinions on Holmes but he would be a decent signing for any L1 team.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Monday, May 28, 2012, 17:41:08
Shame to miss out on him but we have plenty of time to find alternative options.

Not been impressed with Prestons summer businnes so far but Holmes would be a decent signing for them.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Coca Fola on Monday, May 28, 2012, 17:55:58
No biggie. We can do better.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Monday, May 28, 2012, 17:57:45
No biggie. We can do better.

that might be the case but i bet he sets up at least one goal against us next season. I liked Holmes but he drifted in and mostly out of games far to much


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: slinky on Monday, May 28, 2012, 18:14:47
Not fussed really.  Seemed a nice chap but like others have said am sure we can do better.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 07:34:47
Oliver Risser is promoting his Swindon Town showreel (or some pretty standard fan appreciation). How many contracted players do this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oogGtTsToiI

This pointless piece of rumour mongering was brought to you by me, for all of your me needs - choose me.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: LucienSanchez on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 07:56:31
I liked the one where he mis-controlled it in to sometimes path, yet included out as a stand alone highlight...


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Ardiles on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 09:37:52
Not fussed really.  Seemed a nice chap but like others have said am sure we can do better.

Geography is an important consideration...probably more so than a lot of fans appreciate.  So that would have worked in Preston's favour as well.  Got to wonder whether the media shitstorm at STFC last week may have hindered our chances of getting his signature as well.

Oh well.  Golden opportunity for Luke Rooney.  He's still very young and I know we haven't seen the best of him yet.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 09:50:23
I liked the one where he mis-controlled it in to sometimes path, yet included out as a stand alone highlight...

He doesn't want to come off all arrogant does he.

I'd have put the own goal at Wembley in myself. Clinical.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Coca Fola on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 12:30:48
Oliver Risser is promoting his Swindon Town showreel (or some pretty standard fan appreciation). How many contracted players do this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oogGtTsToiI

This pointless piece of rumour mongering was brought to you by me, for all of your me needs - choose me.
All foreign players do it, they don't expect to be at their clubs long so I'd imagine Risser feels the same.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Coca Fola on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 12:31:27
He doesn't want to come off all arrogant does he.

I'd have put the own goal at Wembley in myself. Clinical.
I would have included it but for a different reason. Just to show that you've played at Wembley. The own goal is immaterial.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: tans on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 12:47:31
I would have included it but for a different reason. Just to show that you've played at Wembley. The own goal is immaterial.

Im going all out to score an own goal at wembley tomorrow, just to piss alan shearer off


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Coca Fola on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 19:20:55
You're playing at Wembley?


Title: Re: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: otanswell on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 19:21:51
Yeah he is, lucky cunt


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Coca Fola on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 19:24:56
If he scores he either has to,

A. Windmill Alan Shearer
B. Do the Robbie Fowler line of coke celebration


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 09:43:33
Not been impressed with Prestons summer businnes so far but Holmes would be a decent signing for them.

Was just having a look at Prestons team, they currently have 30 pro's and since the end of the season have brought in no less than 12 players!

GK: Richard Wright
DF: Paul Huntington
DF: Shane Cansdell-Sherriff
DF: David Buchanan
DF: Scott Laird
MF: John Mousinho
MF: Lee Holmes
MF: Jeffrey Monakana
MF: Nicky Wroe
MF: John Welsh
MF: William Hayhurst
FW: David Amoo

Thats a lot of new players to gel together early on in the season. They have also transfer listed 7 players as well as releasing 17 players (including Neil Mellor who retired).


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: london_red on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 10:03:58
Was just having a look at Prestons team, they currently have 30 pro's and since the end of the season have brought in no less than 12 players!

GK: Richard Wright
DF: Paul Huntington
DF: Shane Cansdell-Sherriff
DF: David Buchanan
DF: Scott Laird
MF: John Mousinho
MF: Lee Holmes
MF: Jeffrey Monakana
MF: Nicky Wroe
MF: John Welsh
MF: William Hayhurst
FW: David Amoo

Thats a lot of new players to gel together early on in the season. They have also transfer listed 7 players as well as releasing 17 players (including Neil Mellor who retired).

Not dissimilar to us last summer really.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Ardiles on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 10:14:47
...except they have started a lot earlier.  A large part of our early season problems last year was down to a batch of unknown players being signed around the time of the tour to Norcia, just weeks before the season kicked off.  When it did, the squad had not yet settled in to any sort of pattern; it took until the autumn for that to happen.  As I recall, last August expectations were that Esajas and Risser were going to be our key men.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: nevillew on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 10:16:02
...except they have started a lot earlier.  A large part of our early season problems last year was down to a batch of unknown players being signed around the time of the tour to Norcia, just weeks before the season kicked off.  When it did, the squad had not yet settled in to any sort of pattern; it took until the autumn for that to happen.  As I recall, last August expectations were that Esajas and Risser were going to be our key men.
Turned out to be off-key men.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Processed Beats on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 10:41:43
Was just having a look at Prestons team, they currently have 30 pro's and since the end of the season have brought in no less than 12 players!

GK: Richard Wright
DF: Paul Huntington
DF: Shane Cansdell-Sherriff
DF: David Buchanan
DF: Scott Laird
MF: John Mousinho
MF: Lee Holmes
MF: Jeffrey Monakana
MF: Nicky Wroe
MF: John Welsh
MF: William Hayhurst
FW: David Amoo

Thats a lot of new players to gel together early on in the season. They have also transfer listed 7 players as well as releasing 17 players (including Neil Mellor who retired).

The thing that strikes me about that list is that the majority of them are all average League One players. That's not to say they won't be successful, but most have them have signed 2 or 3 year deals and if Preston are targeting promotion, are any of them going to be good enough for the Championship?

Think this approach is more Bristol Rovers last Summer than our own, and won't be surprised to see it end in similar circumstances.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 11:17:32
TBF though, none of the players that we brought in last summer were players that stood out to be able to cut it in the league above.  The players that could obviously play at a higher level were already with us (Caddis, Ferry, Ritchie, Flint) maybe McCormack is the exception but he started shakey.  We got up because of the mentality of the manager.

Add Foderingham to that list and you have a short list of players that could potentially cut it in the Championship.  If we have genuine ambition of challenging next year then that shows that we have a lot of work to do this season too.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 20:26:53
Updated.

THE SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS (3)

Leigh Bedwell (2013)
@bedders17
Wes Foderingham (2014)
@wes_foderingham
Mattia Lanzano (2013)
@LanzanoMattia

DEFENDERS (5)

Paul Caddis (2014)
No Twitter account
Alessandro Cibocchi (2013)
@alexcibo82
Joe Devera (2013)
No Twitter account
Aden Flint (2013)
@AFlint4
Nathan Thompson - Contract offered
@nathan_t23

DEFENDERS/MIDFIELDERS (2)

Alan McCormack (2013)
@almc16
Oliver Risser (2013)
No Twitter account

MIDFIELDERS (6)

Lee Cox (2014)
No Twitter account
Simon Ferry (2013)
@Siferrytapboi
Matt Ritchie (2013)
No Twitter account
Gary Roberts (2014)
No Twitter account
Luke Rooney (2014)
@luke_rooney
Jonathan Smith (2013)
@jonathansmith40

MIDFIELDERS/FORWARDS (3)

Billy Bodin - Contract offered
@BillyBodin9
Raffa De Vita (2013)
@RaffaDeVita23
Andy Williams (2014)
No Twitter account

FORWARDS (6)

Paul Benson (2014)
No Twitter account
James Collins (2014)
@JamesCollins9
Alan Connell (2013)
@AlConnell83
Mehdi Kerrouche (2013)
No Twitter account
LukŠö Magera (2013)
No Twitter account
Miles Storey (2013)
@m_storey32

NEW CONTRACTS:

Paul Caddis (1 year extension)
Paolo Di Canio (2 year extension)


INS:

James Collins (Shrewsbury Town, compensation due)
@JamesCollins9
Gary Roberts (Huddersfield Town, free)
No Twitter account
Andy Williams (Yeovil Town, free)
No Twitter account

OUTS:

EtiŽnne Esajas (Released)
No Twitter account
Lander Gabilondo (Released)
@lander_gabi
Callum Kennedy (Released)
@callum_k123
Abdul Said (Released)
No Twitter account
Mark Scott (Released)
@mark_scott18
Phil Smith (Released)
@smudgeegghead


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Freddies Ferret on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 20:39:40
Sexy use of colours costanza


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: tans on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 20:40:11
The risser account is a fake


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 20:42:53
Sexy use of colours costanza

A relic of my unemployment days :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: gingernuggets on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 09:59:22
Have you missed Chris Smith off that list, the Samsung guy?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 12:00:46
So a potential first XI for our first game could be:

Foderingham

Caddis
Flint
McCormack
McEveley

Roberts
Navarro
Ferry
Ritchie

Benson
Collins

That looks pretty fucking decent to me.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 12:34:06
I don't think Paul Benson will be much cop in League one next season.

There, I said it.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 12:35:10
I don't think Paul Benson will be much cop in League one next season.

There, I said it.

Maybe more of an impact sub next season, a bit like a better Connell I guess.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 12:37:11
I don't think Paul Benson will be much cop in League one next season.

There, I said it.

10 in 33 for Charlton is not a record to be sniffed at, although he's not getting any younger.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 12:37:30
I think Benson will do well with a full pre season training having been with PdC for several months now. He will get fit and still be a big asset, I feel that Williams will be more of a squad player/impact sub when we need some pace up front.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 12:41:53
I don't think Paul Benson will be much cop in League one next season.

There, I said it.

Given his age he was never a long term signing. Reckon he'll be given a chance to deliver and if he doesn't he'll be replaced in the starting eleven.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: The Artist Billy Paynter on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 12:44:19
Reckon Benson will be used as a super sub!   :wink:


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: corner on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 12:50:27
Benson will partner collins upfront in the first game of the season.  ;)


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 12:50:38
Some players just seem to be able to keep on going (think Shearer), whereas others seem to suffer more.

Guess we'll just have to wait and find out.



Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 12:52:29
Benson is ace and will tear League One a new err, one.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Notts red on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 12:52:48
I'm thinking Paolo won't have strikers starting who aren't scoring so Benson like the others will get plenty of chances. When Striker partnerships are working and getting goals it makes it very hard for any manager to drop them, which in turn keeps everyone hungry for starts and success.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 13:03:10
Benson has a good footballing brain which bode him for whenever the legs do go.  However he is only 32 which means he easily has at least 2-3 years left of being decent at this level.  He also strikes me as the ultimate pro who will thrive under a pre-season of PDC's fitness routine knowing that fitness is a key to prolonging his career at this level.

I expect him to get around 20 this season and be our top scorer.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 13:44:32
Leyton Orient fans seem to think he is being offered to clubs at £85k as he doesnt want to move away from Essex where is kids go to school.

Probably bollocks.

http://s16124652.onlinehome-server.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2022&sid=789caa27601f54b5589a171648d364d9


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Paolo69 on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 13:54:28
Would be amazed if this was true. He's been one of the first names on the team sheet since he signed in Jan.

Not sure what age his kids are and how many he has but i know he's (well his Mrs presumably) has had one recently.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Ardiles on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 14:00:41
'85 large'!

Don't you just love Cockernees.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Simon Pieman on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 15:50:20
Leyton Orient fans seem to think he is being offered to clubs at £85k as he doesnt want to move away from Essex where is kids go to school.

Probably bollocks.

http://s16124652.onlinehome-server.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2022&sid=789caa27601f54b5589a171648d364d9

Given the fact that his first child isn't old enough for school yet and his second is only months old, it's absolute bollocks.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 16:12:38
Midfield and up front looks to be sorted, lots of experience and depth there.

Still think we need someone alongside McCormack, unsure that Flint will make the step up.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Riddick on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 16:18:36
I agree, i expect another experienced defender coming in. I think Devera will play ahead of flint, got more pace, better distribution etc.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 16:28:07
Midfield and up front looks to be sorted, lots of experience and depth there.

Still think we need someone alongside McCormack, unsure that Flint will make the step up.

I'd disagree. I think Flint will play a huge part this season, with Devera stepping in when needed. We do need another quality CB though as we were forced to play Risser at the back in several games last season.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Paolo69 on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 16:32:02
I agree, i expect another experienced defender coming in. I think Devera will play ahead of flint, got more pace, better distribution etc.

Flinty relegated to fourth choice then? I'd hope not.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: london_red on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 16:41:53
I'd disagree. I think Flint will play a huge part this season, with Devera stepping in when needed. We do need another quality CB though as we were forced to play Risser at the back in several games last season.

It's an interesting question. Assume most people would agree Alan Mac and A.N.Other, but which out of Flint and Devera?

Strange to say as Flint was incredible in the opening few games, but the way Devera got better as the season went on I think I'd have him ahead of Flint at the moment.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 16:43:05
Devera is a better all round player than Flint at the moment.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 16:56:47
Midfield and up front looks to be sorted, lots of experience and depth there.

Still think we need someone alongside McCormack, unsure that Flint will make the step up.
I agree, I think an experienced CB will be next signing along with a backup/squad keeper probably with a bit more experience that Wes so keep him on his toes, that will make it the 8 signings Paolo was after.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 17:32:51
THE SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS (3)

Leigh Bedwell (2013)
@bedders17
Wes Foderingham (2014)
@wes_foderingham
Mattia Lanzano (2013)
@LanzanoMattia

DEFENDERS (5)

Paul Caddis (2014)
No Twitter account
Alessandro Cibocchi (2013)
@alexcibo82
Joe Devera (2013)
No Twitter account
Aden Flint (2013)
@AFlint4
Jay McEveley (2014)
@jaymcev03
Chris Smith (Samsung)
@csmudgersmith90
Nathan Thompson - Contract offered
@nathan_t23

DEFENDERS/MIDFIELDERS (2)

Alan McCormack (2013)
@almc16
Oliver Risser (2013)
No Twitter account

MIDFIELDERS (6)

Lee Cox (2014)
No Twitter account
Simon Ferry (2013)
@ihatedanmarino
Tommy Miller (2013)
No Twitter account
Alan Navarro (2014)
@alannavarro31
Matt Ritchie (2013)
No Twitter account
Gary Roberts (2014)
No Twitter account
Luke Rooney (2014)
@luke_rooney
Jonathan Smith (2013)
@jonathansmith40

MIDFIELDERS/FORWARDS (3)

Billy Bodin - Contract offered
@BillyBodin9
Raffa De Vita (2013)
@RaffaDeVita23
Andy Williams (2014)
No Twitter account

FORWARDS (6)

Paul Benson (2014)
No Twitter account
James Collins (2014)
@JamesCollins9
Alan Connell (2013)
@AlConnell83
Mehdi Kerrouche (2013)
No Twitter account
LukŠö Magera (2013)
No Twitter account
Miles Storey (2013)
@m_storey32

NEW CONTRACTS:

Paul Caddis (1 year extension)
Paolo Di Canio (2 year extension)


INS:

James Collins (Shrewsbury Town, compensation due)
@JamesCollins9
Jay McEveley (Barnsley, free)
@jaymcev03
Tommy Miller (Huddersfield Town, free)
No Twitter account
Alan Navarro (Brighton & Hove Albion, free)
@alannavarro31
Gary Roberts (Huddersfield Town, free)
No Twitter account
Andy Williams (Yeovil Town, free)
No Twitter account

OUTS:

EtiŽnne Esajas (Released)
No Twitter account
Lander Gabilondo (Released)
@lander_gabi
Callum Kennedy (Scunthope United, free)
@callum_k123
Abdul Said (Released)
No Twitter account
Mark Scott (Released)
@mark_scott18
Phil Smith (Released)
@smudgeegghead


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: wiggy on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 17:44:10
If this was a game of football manager you would be pretty pleased with that as a solid piece of squad strengthening.

The strange thing is that I am not even surprised this time round, as it was clear under Wray/Di Canio in the January window that we weren't going to dither any more.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Simon Pieman on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 18:16:37
THE SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS (3)

Leigh Bedwell (2013)
@bedders17
Wes Foderingham (2014)
@wes_foderingham
Mattia Lanzano (2013)
@LanzanoMattia

DEFENDERS (5)

Paul Caddis (2014)
No Twitter account
Alessandro Cibocchi (2013)
@alexcibo82
Joe Devera (2013)
No Twitter account
Aden Flint (2013)
@AFlint4
Jay McEveley (2014)
@jaymcev03
Chris Smith (Samsung)
On its way
Nathan Thompson - Contract offered
@nathan_t23

DEFENDERS/MIDFIELDERS (2)

Alan McCormack (2013)
@almc16
Oliver Risser (2013)
No Twitter account

MIDFIELDERS (6)

Lee Cox (2014)
No Twitter account
Simon Ferry (2013)
@Siferrytapboi
Tommy Miller (2013)
No Twitter account
Alan Navarro (2014)
@alannavarro31
Matt Ritchie (2013)
No Twitter account
Gary Roberts (2014)
No Twitter account
Luke Rooney (2014)
@luke_rooney
Jonathan Smith (2013)
@jonathansmith40

MIDFIELDERS/FORWARDS (3)

Billy Bodin - Contract offered
@BillyBodin9
Raffa De Vita (2013)
@RaffaDeVita23
Andy Williams (2014)
No Twitter account

FORWARDS (6)

Paul Benson (2014)
No Twitter account
James Collins (2014)
@JamesCollins9
Alan Connell (2013)
@AlConnell83
Mehdi Kerrouche (2013)
No Twitter account
LukŠö Magera (2013)
No Twitter account
Miles Storey (2013)
@m_storey32

NEW CONTRACTS:

Paul Caddis (1 year extension)
Paolo Di Canio (2 year extension)


INS:

James Collins (Shrewsbury Town, compensation due)
@JamesCollins9
Jay McEveley (Barnsley, free)
@jaymcev03
Tommy Miller (Huddersfield Town, free)
No Twitter account
Alan Navarro (Brighton & Hove Albion, free)
@alannavarro31
Gary Roberts (Huddersfield Town, free)
No Twitter account
Andy Williams (Yeovil Town, free)
No Twitter account

OUTS:

EtiŽnne Esajas (Released)
No Twitter account
Lander Gabilondo (Released)
@lander_gabi
Callum Kennedy (Scunthope United, free)
@callum_k123
Abdul Said (Released)
No Twitter account
Mark Scott (Released)
@mark_scott18
Phil Smith (Released)
@smudgeegghead

#ff


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 18:24:56
Ferry has a new twitter account: ray finkle ‏ @ihatedanmarino


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 18:38:31
Ferry has a new twitter account: ray finkle ‏ @ihatedanmarino

that is class


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: carbonwhite on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 18:41:46
Given the fact that his first child isn't old enough for school yet and his second is only months old, it's absolute bollocks.
I've seen him in town with a lil en and looks the same age as my nephew so would be starting school this year i would have thought.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 18:52:02
#ff

Someone asked for a Twitter directory to be provided and I duly obliged.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Simon Pieman on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 19:00:41
Someone asked for a Twitter directory to be provided and I duly obliged.

Should have put in a random one somewhere, like Fatbury's, it would have made his day.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Coca Fola on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 19:20:58
All we need now is a back up GK and a CB.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Power to people on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 20:13:10
Depends who we get rid of I just have this feeling that PDC & Wray still have a surprise left


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 21:48:43
The main reason I think we need another CB is that we need experience at the back. McCormack, although an experienced pro, has only spent 1 season at CB and will face tougher opponents this year.

Devera and Flint have only played at lower levels and I'm not convinced they're good enough...


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: TheMajorSTFC on Friday, June 22, 2012, 00:20:46
Looking like a quality squad for the upcoming season...3 in Monday, 3 in Thursday...how many more do we think?

Who's on the out list then as well?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Berniman on Friday, June 22, 2012, 08:37:29
I think Flint is good enough for this level and the one above personally.  He is very young for a CB and will be learning every game.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, June 22, 2012, 08:47:51
I think Flint is good enough for this level and the one above personally.  He is very young for a CB and will be learning every game.

I think he definately has the potential but wouldnt mind getting in an experienced head to just to provide a bit more depth.  In saying that i thought Devera was excellent in the last 2/3 months of last season, wouldnt object to him starting season alongside Macca.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Berniman on Friday, June 22, 2012, 09:18:03
I do think we need experienced cover, but doesn't change my view on Flint though


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: LittleRed on Friday, June 22, 2012, 10:34:28
I don't think our back four needs tampering with too much. Thought it was ace last year.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: tans on Friday, June 22, 2012, 12:59:13
Michael duberry


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: walcot red on Friday, June 22, 2012, 13:05:21
Michael duberry

he does know where the goal is


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: LittleRed on Friday, June 22, 2012, 14:11:31
Got a head like a fifty pence piece


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Monday, June 25, 2012, 15:00:40
Can we sticky this so I don't accidentally post in the wrong thread...


"Mehdi Kerrouche has had his contract with Swindon Town Football Club cancelled by mutual consent # STFC"


From twitter.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, June 25, 2012, 15:01:22
1 down several to go.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Langers on Monday, June 25, 2012, 15:05:58
No surprise really but a shame as he looked really quite good at times.

Oh well, in Paolo we trust!


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: tans on Monday, June 25, 2012, 15:18:20
No cash involved in pay off, just 2000 B+H

Smokin


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, June 25, 2012, 15:47:48
His 2 goals will at Crawley will live long in my memory.

Great performance, great finishing.


Title: Re: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: otanswell on Monday, June 25, 2012, 16:38:55
He was quality that day


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Riddick on Monday, June 25, 2012, 16:59:10
always looked decent to me and i'd of played him more than the others. Strange for a player who worked really hard on the pitch to not do any work off it. Oh well, wonder if he'll stay in England


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Nemo on Monday, June 25, 2012, 17:20:46
Kerrouche! Kerrouche!
Kerrouche has been fired!


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: DV Canio on Monday, June 25, 2012, 17:31:29
8 goals in 17 is a good record.

Contributed to some of our wins, thus our points thus us winning the league, so thanks for that.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, June 25, 2012, 17:33:59
He definitely contributed. Unfortunately for him and luckily for us, we didn't miss him.

FAO JONNY: LOOK AWAY... NOW!

THE SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS (3)

Leigh Bedwell (2013)
@bedders17
Wes Foderingham (2014)
@wes_foderingham
Mattia Lanzano (2013)
@LanzanoMattia

DEFENDERS (5)

Paul Caddis (2014)
No Twitter account
Alessandro Cibocchi (2013)
@alexcibo82
Joe Devera (2013)
No Twitter account
Aden Flint (2013)
@AFlint4
Jay McEveley (2014)
@jaymcev03
Chris Smith (Samsung)
@csmudgersmith90
Nathan Thompson - Contract offered
@nathan_t23

DEFENDERS/MIDFIELDERS (2)

Alan McCormack (2013)
@almc16
Oliver Risser (2013)
No Twitter account

MIDFIELDERS (6)

Lee Cox (2014)
No Twitter account
Simon Ferry (2013)
@ihatedanmarino
Tommy Miller (2013)
No Twitter account
Alan Navarro (2014)
@alannavarro31
Matt Ritchie (2013)
No Twitter account
Gary Roberts (2014)
No Twitter account
Luke Rooney (2014)
@luke_rooney
Jonathan Smith (2013)
@jonathansmith40

MIDFIELDERS/FORWARDS (3)

Billy Bodin - Contract offered
@BillyBodin9
Raffa De Vita (2013)
@RaffaDeVita23
Andy Williams (2014)
No Twitter account

FORWARDS (6)

Paul Benson (2014)
No Twitter account
James Collins (2014)
@JamesCollins9
Alan Connell (2013)
@AlConnell83
LukŠö Magera (2013)
No Twitter account
Miles Storey (2013)
@m_storey32

NEW CONTRACTS:

Paul Caddis (1 year extension)
Paolo Di Canio (2 year extension)


INS:

James Collins (Shrewsbury Town, compensation due)
@JamesCollins9
Jay McEveley (Barnsley, free)
@jaymcev03
Tommy Miller (Huddersfield Town, free)
No Twitter account
Alan Navarro (Brighton & Hove Albion, free)
@alannavarro31
Gary Roberts (Huddersfield Town, free)
No Twitter account
Andy Williams (Yeovil Town, free)
No Twitter account

OUTS:

EtiŽnne Esajas (Released)
No Twitter account
Lander Gabilondo (Released)
@lander_gabi
Callum Kennedy (Scunthope United, free)
@callum_k123
Mehdi Kerrouche (Released)
No Twitter account
Abdul Said (Released)
No Twitter account
Mark Scott (Released)
@mark_scott18
Phil Smith (Released)
@smudgeegghead


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: carbonwhite on Monday, June 25, 2012, 17:47:41
Yay lots of colours  :girlgiggle:


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 12:47:44
Not that you read much into squad numbers, but on the photo gallery on the official site, Alan McCormack is wearing 6 which would suggest that PDC see's him as CB.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Joycie on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 13:04:59
Not that you read much into squad numbers, but on the photo gallery on the official site, Alan McCormack is wearing 6 which would suggest that PDC see's him as CB.

He was #6 at Motherwell back when he was a flying winger.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 17:41:19
THE SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

Leigh Bedwell (2013)
Wes Foderingham (2014)
Mattia Lanzano (2013 - Transfer Listed)

DEFENDERS

Troy Archibald-Henville (2014)
Paul Caddis (2014)
Alessandro Cibocchi (2013)
Joe Devera (2013)
Aden Flint (2013)
Jay McEveley (2014)
Chris Smith (2013 - Samsung)
Nathan Thompson (2013?)

DEFENDERS/MIDFIELDERS

Alan McCormack (2013)
Oliver Risser (2013)

MIDFIELDERS

Lee Cox (2014 - Transfer Listed)
Simon Ferry (2013)
Tommy Miller (2013)
Alan Navarro (2014)
Matt Ritchie (2013)
Gary Roberts (2014)
Luke Rooney (2014)
Jonathan Smith (2013 - Transfer Listed)

MIDFIELDERS/FORWARDS

Billy Bodin - Contract offered
Raffa De Vita (2013)
Andy Williams (2014)

FORWARDS

Paul Benson (2014)
James Collins (2014)
Alan Connell (2013 - Transfer Listed)
Miles Storey (2013)

NEW CONTRACTS:

Paul Caddis (1 year extension)
Paolo Di Canio (2 year extension)


INS:

Troy Archibald-Henville (Exeter City, compensation due)
James Collins (Shrewsbury Town, compensation due)
Jay McEveley (Barnsley, free)
Tommy Miller (Huddersfield Town, free)
Alan Navarro (Brighton & Hove Albion, free)
Gary Roberts (Huddersfield Town, free)
Andy Williams (Yeovil Town, free)

OUTS:

EtiŽnne Esajas (Released)
Lander Gabilondo (Released)
Callum Kennedy (Scunthope United, free)
Mehdi Kerrouche (Released)
LukŠö Magera (Released)
Abdul Said (Released)
Mark Scott (Released)
Phil Smith (Released)


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 18:42:03
Who's number 12 in the pictures on the OS?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 18:44:28
Roberts.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 18:44:44
Who's number 12 in the pictures on the OS?

Believe it's Gary Roberts, you can tell by the ears.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 18:51:16
That would have been my guess but I didn't think it looked that much like him. I take it those numbers will be the squad numbers for the forthcoming season.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 19:40:39
Yeah it is Roberts.

Who is the Ginge 14?  And No.30? (who looks scarily like Joey Beachamp in one of the pictures)


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: cheltred69 on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 19:42:07
14 is Chris Smith and 30 is Paul Mooney - runner-up in the Samsung competition who was offered a trial by PdC


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 21:19:44
14 is Chris Smith and 30 is Paul Mooney - runner-up in the Samsung competition who was offered a trial by PdC

Ah OK. Cheers


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Thursday, June 28, 2012, 06:10:41
No Mooney thanks


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Power to people on Thursday, June 28, 2012, 12:54:26
So am I correct in think that all the signings that PDC made when he arrived bar Risser have now left not very often that happens ?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: chubbslovesbeer on Thursday, June 28, 2012, 12:58:22
So am I correct in think that all the signings that PDC made when he arrived bar Risser have now left not very often that happens ?
wes


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Paolo69 on Thursday, June 28, 2012, 12:59:26
wes

Wes came later and after an initial loan spell.

I'll give you Alan Mac though.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, June 28, 2012, 12:59:36
So am I correct in think that all the signings that PDC made when he arrived bar Risser have now left not very often that happens ?

De Vita, Cibbochi, Devera, McCormick,


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Thursday, June 28, 2012, 13:00:04
Lanzano


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: chubbslovesbeer on Thursday, June 28, 2012, 13:04:24
De Vita, Cibbochi, Devera, McCormick,
So really it never happens :doh:


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, June 28, 2012, 14:57:33
So am I correct in think that all the signings that PDC made when he arrived bar Risser have now left not very often that happens ?

So in other words, no you are not correct.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Thursday, July 19, 2012, 19:28:05
Squad numbers released.

http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10341~2853890,00.html

Mean anything? don't really know. Interesting to see Rooney #7.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: donkey on Thursday, July 19, 2012, 19:35:25
Squad numbers released.

http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10341~2853890,00.html

Mean anything? don't really know. Interesting to see Rooney #7.

Caddis 17?  Have I missed something?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Barry Scott on Thursday, July 19, 2012, 19:38:13
Also interesting is Caddis is 17, Benson is 14 and Williams 16. Maybe it was kind of like last year where PDC says, "help yourself, I don't care" and it was a bit first come first served?

If I was a player, I'd choose number 1. It's also the number my best striker plays as in Football Manager.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Thursday, July 19, 2012, 19:43:01
"Squad numbers just released for #STFC - Paul Caddis has moved to 17 after the birth of his first child on that date"

Chris Tanner just tweeted that.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, July 19, 2012, 19:44:44
Also interesting is Caddis is 17, Benson is 14 and Williams 16. Maybe it was kind of like last year where PDC says, "help yourself, I don't care" and it was a bit first come first served?

If I was a player, I'd choose number 1. It's also the number my best striker plays as in Football Manager.

I think Collins was quoted as saying he wanted the no 9 shirt.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: donkey on Thursday, July 19, 2012, 19:46:28
Also interesting is Caddis is 17, Benson is 14 and Williams 16. Maybe it was kind of like last year where PDC says, "help yourself, I don't care" and it was a bit first come first served?

If I was a player, I'd choose number 1. It's also the number my best striker plays as in Football Manager.

Should do it alphabetically...Ossie wore No 2 in 1978.  

Also, I just found out that Argentina won the fair play award in that tournament...pay off some Peruvian and unfreeze a few national assets?  Fair Play!


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: TheMajorSTFC on Thursday, July 19, 2012, 22:06:53
Rooney 7 has a good ring to it...will most likely go on the back of my shirt this season!


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, July 19, 2012, 23:44:29
Rooney 7 has a good ring to it...will most likely go on the back of my shirt this season!

Oh, I didn't realise you were 12.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Processed Beats on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 14:44:38
Cibo's contract terminated by mutual consent. Family reasons apparently!


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 14:51:53
Cibo's contract terminated by mutual consent. Family reasons apparently!
Disappointing but not entirely surprising. Good luck Cibbo.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 14:53:39
Nooooo........Cibo...


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Paolo69 on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 14:59:06
Bit bizarre being as he was preferred to Nathan Thompson on the bench last night i believe.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: corner on Friday, August 31, 2012, 16:27:32
Someone's going to be busy......


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Summerof69 on Friday, August 31, 2012, 18:02:06
I said at the start of the season, due to the short season with starting a week later due to the Olympics, and finishing a week earlier due to the CL Final at Wembley and having to play the PO Final a week earlier, I said that we will have to put up with a squad rotation system, eapecially that PdC wants to win every game possible.That means we'll could have cup runs on both the League Cup and FA Cup, and another assault on the JPT.

At the end of the day, the cup runs help balance the books...along with a promotion season.



Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, August 31, 2012, 18:28:27
Strewth. A busy Deadline Day. OBSERVE! Bright colours.

THE SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

1. Wes Foderingham (2014)
30. Leigh Bedwell (2013)


DEFENDERS

2. Troy Archibald-Henville (2014)
3. Jay McEveley (2014)
4. Aden Flint (2013)
5. Joe Devera (2013)
12. Alan McCormack (2013)
15. Nathan Thompson (2013)
32. Chris Smith (2013 - Samsung)
--. Darren Ward (LOAN)
--. Federico Bessone (Jan. 2013)

MIDFIELDERS

6. Alan Navarro (2014)
7. Luke Rooney (2014)
8. Simon Ferry (2013)
10. Matt Ritchie (2013)
11. Gary Roberts (2014)
13. Oliver Risser (2013)
18. Tommy Miller (2013)
19. Louis Thompson (YTS)
23. Raffa De Vita (2013)
--. John Bostock (LOAN)
--. Giles Coke (LOAN)

FORWARDS

9. James Collins (2014)
12. Paul Benson (2014)
16. Andy Williams (2014)
20. Miles Storey (2013)
--. Adam Rooney (LOAN)


NEW CONTRACTS:

Paul Caddis (1 year extension)
Paolo Di Canio (2 year extension)


INS:

Troy Archibald-Henville (Exeter City, compensation due)
James Collins (Shrewsbury Town, compensation due)
Jay McEveley (Barnsley, free)
Tommy Miller (Huddersfield Town, free)
Alan Navarro (Brighton & Hove Albion, free)
Gary Roberts (Huddersfield Town, free)
Andy Williams (Yeovil Town, free)

OUTS:

Billy Bodin (Torquay United, undisclosed)
Alessandro Cibocchi (Released)
Alan Connell (Bradford City, free)
EtiŽnne Esajas (Released)
Lander Gabilondo (Released)
Callum Kennedy (Scunthope United, free)
Mehdi Kerrouche (CS Constantine, free)
Mattia Lanzano (Released)
LukŠö Magera (Mlada Boleslav, free)
Abdul Said (Released)
Mark Scott (Released)
Jonathan Smith (York City, free)
Phil Smith (Released)

LOAN OUTS:

Paul Caddis (Birmingham City, Season Long Loan)
Lee Cox (Oxford United, Six Month Loan)
Oliver Risser (Stevenage, January Loan)


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Processed Beats on Friday, August 31, 2012, 22:29:13
Posted by someone on Twitter, but just look at that squad depth! Can make two good starting XI's out of that!

[url width=316 height=513]http://www.footballuser.com/formations/2012/08/508863_Swindon_Town.jpg[/url]


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Freddies Ferret on Friday, August 31, 2012, 22:32:21
That is a sexy looking squad


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Batch on Friday, August 31, 2012, 22:32:30
23 players is about right for a squad isn't it. I can't remember having 22 potential starers though (no offence meant to Bedwell, but he's still young).

Erm, good luck choosing 11 PDC!


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: STFCFORLIFE on Friday, August 31, 2012, 22:34:09
Just think against Oxford we could play: Bedwell, Thompson, Archibald-Henville (If fit), Ward, Bessone, L.Rooney, Bostock, Coke, Roberts (If fit), Benson, A.Rooney.

Give some first team regulars a rest.

So that's half of our 2nd team and we could still destroy that yellow filth.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: TheMajorSTFC on Friday, August 31, 2012, 22:34:24
It's not just the fact these are 'signings' they are quality signings as well...really excited for the rest of this season. League 1 take note, Swindon are rising!!!!


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: donkey on Friday, August 31, 2012, 22:40:23
Posted by someone on Twitter, but just look at that squad depth! Can make two good starting XI's out of that!

[url width=316 height=513]http://www.footballuser.com/formations/2012/08/508863_Swindon_Town.jpg[/url]

I'm a little concerned by our lack of depth at attacking midfielder.  We have 20 mins to address it, or it's Wray out and di Canio out.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: thedarkprince on Friday, August 31, 2012, 22:44:45
Would still prefer to get a keeper in now rather than try and play the emergency loan market if/when Foderingham gets injured.

With that squad though I'm seriously excited for this season. Was hoping to be in and around the play-offs but now I think we could not just challenge for the autos but the damn title.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: suttonred on Friday, August 31, 2012, 22:45:32
Sloppy, they've missed storey. I know he's young but the lad is good enough to be on that.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: jonny72 on Friday, August 31, 2012, 23:33:09
So Paolo got more than he asked for - that's 12 new signings over the summer, albeit some on loan.

Good that in the main it has been getting better quality players in. Reckon our squad would do ok in the Championship.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, September 1, 2012, 00:22:43
Eff me, lil ole swindon, will be able to make 11 changes from the PNE game and still piss on the Pox


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: tj2002 on Saturday, September 1, 2012, 00:28:38
Stupidly waited until now to put my league winners accumulator on. We're only 5/1 now. Backed us, City, Cardiff and Bradford for £2.50 each way and it banks £2k if it comes in. Buying money there 


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Notts red on Saturday, September 1, 2012, 00:32:43
Thought our subs bench this season has looked really strong but now it will look unbelievable. Could even make a great 5/6 a-side team with the players watching from the stands.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Kinky Tom on Saturday, September 1, 2012, 01:37:44
just got back from work and read up on what's been going on.

said when i got to work at 10 this morning to one of our cheffs that ward is an excellent signing but i can't see who i'd drop in order for him to come in.  turns out we've signed a number of players you could say the same about.

most premiership clubs don't have the options we have at the moment - relatively speaking.

this is going to be one fantastic season and if we played man city tomorrow i would genuinely be expecting a result.

who was the last club to do back to back to back promotions?  northampton was it?  wonder what odds you'd be able to find for swindon to be starting life in the prem season 2014/15...


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, September 1, 2012, 09:28:13
who was the last club to do back to back to back promotions? 


Brighton?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: jonny72 on Saturday, September 1, 2012, 09:50:30
who was the last club to do back to back to back promotions?  northampton was it?  wonder what odds you'd be able to find for swindon to be starting life in the prem season 2014/15...

Not sure about from the 2nd to Championship but plenty have had back to back promotions recently - Crawley, Southampton and Norwich for example. Think they said no team has ever had three promotions back to back. Though Wolves were relegated three times running.


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Only Me on Saturday, September 1, 2012, 10:02:12
Brighton?
Southampton


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, September 1, 2012, 10:13:12
just got back from work and read up on what's been going on.

said when i got to work at 10 this morning to one of our cheffs that ward is an excellent signing but i can't see who i'd drop in order for him to come in.  turns out we've signed a number of players you could say the same about.

most premiership clubs don't have the options we have at the moment - relatively speaking.

this is going to be one fantastic season and if we played man city tomorrow i would genuinely be expecting a result.

who was the last club to do back to back to back promotions?  northampton was it?  wonder what odds you'd be able to find for swindon to be starting life in the prem season 2014/15...
Good stuff Kinky - no "I'm not getting carried away, I'll be happy with 9th" bollocks from you :thumb:


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Dozno9 on Saturday, September 1, 2012, 10:21:21
I'm sat here laughing in a James Bond evil baddie style about the potential havoc we could create on our pursuit to League One promotion.


Title: Re: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: herthab on Saturday, September 1, 2012, 10:33:51
Didn't Swansea, under toshack, go from 4th to 1st, pre Prem days, in successive seasons?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 1, 2012, 10:36:42
Didn't Swansea, under toshack, go from 4th to 1st, pre Prem days, in successive seasons?
I am pretty sure it took them 2 seasons to get promoted to the top division hence taking 4 years not 3 to climb....I could be wrong.......but saying that their demise was equally as swift in returning to the bottom league a couple of years later.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Frigby Daser on Saturday, September 1, 2012, 11:02:26
If you were to name a 22 man squad now, with 2 players per position, I think Giles Coke would probably come in 23rd, and he os a good player at this level. Wonderful stuff


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, September 1, 2012, 11:16:56
lots of money spent on agent fees.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Saturday, September 1, 2012, 13:49:19
Alright Sergeant Buzzkill, who pissed on your chips?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: kerry red on Saturday, September 1, 2012, 14:10:53
Didn't Northampton go from the 4th to the 1st and then 1st back to the 4th in successive seasons?

talking donkey's years here

Just got this from Wiki

They played their only season of their existence in the top division of English football when they reached the First Division in 1965Ė66. Northampton had been promoted from the Fourth Division to the First Division in the space of five seasons but were then relegated back to the Fourth Division by 1969Ė70.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Barry Scott on Saturday, September 1, 2012, 14:18:54
Wow, sexy squad. Glad I got money on us for champs before we'd even signed a player. *smug as fuck*

"The Invincibles of 2012/13," has a certain ring to it.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: STFCFORLIFE on Saturday, September 1, 2012, 14:27:45
Love topics like this where fan's of other clubs are jealous and have digs:

http://www.thefootballforum.net/index.php?/topic/213941-where-has-swindons-money-come-from/


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: nevillew on Monday, September 3, 2012, 12:28:34
Wow, sexy squad. Glad I got money on us for champs before we'd even signed a player. *smug as fuck*

"The Invincibles of 2012/13," has a certain ring to it.

er....


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: thedarkprince on Monday, September 3, 2012, 16:30:08
Love topics like this where fan's of other clubs are jealous and have digs:

http://www.thefootballforum.net/index.php?/topic/213941-where-has-swindons-money-come-from/

Love how people like to sound like they're in the know, "we've got a £3,000 p/w salary max".  Everyone knows it's closer to £10,000.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: walcot red on Monday, September 3, 2012, 16:36:58
Love how people like to sound like they're in the know, "we've got a £3,000 p/w salary max".  Everyone knows it's closer to £10,000.

Get it right we got promotion so the wages went upto £20,000 p/w.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: corner on Monday, October 15, 2012, 17:36:30
Navarro just tweeted "@alannavarro31: Gud news is its not my cruciate again, bad news is its my medial ligament, grade 2 tear, which I will b out 4 at least 4 weeks, #gutted"


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Batch on Monday, October 15, 2012, 17:55:16
That's good news, he's not dead and he's desparate to play.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Bukkake Regiment on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 00:54:15
Posted by someone on Twitter, but just look at that squad depth! Can make two good starting XI's out of that!

[url width=316 height=513]http://www.footballuser.com/formations/2012/08/508863_Swindon_Town.jpg[/url]
:(


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, February 22, 2013, 10:34:43
Luke Rooney returns.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, February 22, 2013, 10:35:56
you haven't updated this for ages you useless bastard


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, February 22, 2013, 10:42:15
you haven't updated this for ages you useless bastard

Nope. But the my 'first town match' is up-to-date... So there.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: wazzared on Saturday, February 23, 2013, 10:24:33
Luke Rooney returns.

I hope he can show some of last years form in the last 14 games if he plays!


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: kaufman on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 14:22:36
Just trying to see who's out of contract in the summer.

Devera, Flint, Ferry, Miller,Rafa,Storey,Bedwell.

anyone else?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 14:34:38
Just trying to see who's out of contract in the summer.

Devera, Flint, Ferry, Miller,Rafa,Storey,Bedwell.

anyone else?
Think Nathan Thompson & Macca are aswell.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: BruceChatwin on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 16:43:30
Ferry, Thompson, Devera, absolutely essential and need to be tied up now.
Rafa, Macca, Flint, Storey worth keeping but won't lose sleep over loss of.
Miller i would let go. He's done a reasonable job here to be fair but imagine he's on high wages and we could do a lot better for that.
Bedwell can't judge, but we need one back up goalie.

If that's all the ones up for renewal guess that means we're stuck with Navarro/ Roberts/ Mceverly another season which is a depressing thought especially as i think they're all on good wages :(


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: london_red on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 16:48:31
Ferry, Thompson, Devera, absolutely essential and need to be tied up now.
Rafa, Macca, Flint, Storey worth keeping but won't lose sleep over loss of.
Miller i would let go. He's done a reasonable job here to be fair but imagine he's on high wages and we could do a lot better for that.
Bedwell can't judge, but we need one back up goalie.

If that's all the ones up for renewal guess that means we're stuck with Navarro/ Roberts/ Mceverly another season which is a depressing thought especially as i think they're all on good wages :(

I'd lump Storey in as essential to tie up. And De Vita actually.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Notts red on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 16:49:17
Think Nathan Thompson & Macca are aswell.
It was said on Wilts radio earlier that it is 9 players who's contracts run out so that sounds about right.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Nemo on Friday, May 3, 2013, 16:02:55
Five 2nd year scholars offered deals- not exactly sure who but think it's Aaron Oakley, Mark Francis, Alex Ferguson, Connor Waldon and Louis Thompson

Edit: Official Twitter confirmed the names- all one year deals- would like to have seen two for Louis T but there we go.


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, May 3, 2013, 16:46:50
Five 2nd year scholars offered deals- not exactly sure who but think it's Aaron Oakley, Mark Francis, Alex Ferguson, Connor Waldon and Louis Thompson

Edit: Official Twitter confirmed the names- all one year deals- would like to have seen two for Louis T but there we go.
that's 5 of our first XI for August then


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, May 3, 2013, 16:49:05
Here we go again then...

THE SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

1. Wes Foderingham (2014)
30. Leigh Bedwell (2013 - Out of Contract)


DEFENDERS

2. Troy Archibald-Henville (2014)
3. Jay McEveley (2014)
4. Aden Flint (2013 - Out of Contract)
5. Joe Devera (2013 - Out of Contract)
12. Alan McCormack (2013 - Out of Contract)
15. Nathan Thompson (2013 - Out of Contract)
19. Paul Caddis (2015)
22. Darren Ward (2014)
31. Aaron Oakley (2014 - Pending)
32. Chris Smith (2013 - Samsung)

MIDFIELDERS

6. Alan Navarro (2014)
7. Luke Rooney (2014)
8. Simon Ferry (2013 - Out of Contract)
11. Gary Roberts (2014)
18. Tommy Miller (2013 - Out of Contract)
19. Louis Thompson (2014 - Pending)
23. Raffa De Vita (2013 - Out of Contract)
33. Alex Ferguson (2014 - Pending)
37. Mark Francis (2014 - Pending)
--. Lee Cox (2014)

FORWARDS

9. James Collins (2014)
14. Paul Benson (2014)
16. Andy Williams (2014)
20. Miles Storey (2013 - Out of Contract)
34. Connor Waldon (2014 - Pending)
--. Kayden Smith (2014 - Samsung)

CONTRACT OFFERS:

Louis Thompson (1 year)
Mark Francis (1 year)
Connor Waldon (1 year)
Aaron Oakley (1 year)
Alex Ferguson (1 year)


INS:

Kayden Jackson (Albion Sports, Samsung)

OUTS:


LOAN OUTS:


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: dphunt88 on Friday, May 3, 2013, 17:07:23
DEFENDERS

2. Troy Archibald-Henville (2014)
3. Jay McEveley (2014)
4. Aden Flint (2013 - Out of Contract)
5. Joe Devera (2013 - Out of Contract)
12. Alan McCormack (2013 - Out of Contract)
15. Nathan Thompson (2013 - Out of Contract)
22. Darren Ward (2014)
31. Aaron Oakley (2014 - Pending)
32. Chris Smith (2013 - Samsung)

Don't forget that Paul Caddis is still a Swindon Town asset until he's sold. His contract runs out in summer of 2015 I believe?


Title: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, May 3, 2013, 17:13:05
that's 5 of our first XI for August then

Well it would seem to fit the presumed scenario, of a major cull of out of contract senior players to be replaced by something a bit more affordable.  I'm not quite sure that some of our fans, are quite prepared for what lays ahead.


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: herthab on Friday, May 3, 2013, 17:15:34
Well it would seem to fit the presumed scenario, of a major cull of out of contract senior players to be replaced by something a bit more affordable.  I'm not quite sure that some of our fans, are quite prepared for what lays ahead.
I'm 100% sure that none of our fans knows what lays ahead.


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2012/13)
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, May 3, 2013, 17:16:35
I'm 100% sure that none of our fans knows what lays ahead.

Yeppers


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: dalumpimunki on Friday, May 3, 2013, 17:34:29
I love all this unfounded speculation.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: phelpsieboy on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 10:33:58
Clauidiu Hoban will be joining us for a trial pre season. He was in the final 3 of the win a pro contract.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: CalRed45 on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 12:34:03
Clauidiu Hoban will be joining us for a trial pre season. He was in the final 3 of the win a pro contract.

He looked quite good, unfortunate injury


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, May 9, 2013, 13:30:10
I'd be happy enough with this line-up come the first game of the season in August:

Foderingham

Thompson
Ward
Flint
McEveley

Rooney, L
McCormack
Navarro
Roberts

Collins
Rooney, A


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 9, 2013, 13:31:43
I'd be happy enough with this line-up come the first game of the season in August:

Foderingham

Thompson
Ward
Flint
McEveley

Rooney, L
McCormack
Navarro
Roberts

Collins
Rooney, A

THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR RATIONALITY


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Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, May 9, 2013, 13:32:19
In fact, Byrne on the right wing ahead of Rooney and Luongo in the middle instead of Navarro would please me a great deal


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Simon Pieman on Thursday, May 9, 2013, 13:33:15
I don't think Andy Rooney will be staying.

I'd like us to give Byrne a go on the wing.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Riddick on Thursday, May 9, 2013, 13:35:47
getting rid of luke rooney and lee cox is next hopefully



Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, May 9, 2013, 13:37:51
I don't think Andy Rooney will be staying.


He's signning permanently


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: dporter on Thursday, May 9, 2013, 13:38:11
I don't think Andy Rooney will be staying.

I'd like us to give Byrne a go on the wing.

Who's Andy Rooney?!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, May 9, 2013, 13:38:15
I don't think Andy Rooney will be staying.


What about Adam?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Thursday, May 9, 2013, 13:39:05
I thought Byrne wasn't staying?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Simon Pieman on Thursday, May 9, 2013, 13:47:26
Meh, you knew what I meant - I'm raging so much at the moment having read the Q&A story.

Have we not signed Byrne on free transfer then?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Tails on Thursday, May 9, 2013, 13:49:53
Who's Andy Rooney?!

To be fair, we've got so many Rooneys in the squad it is difficult to keep up sometimes!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Simon Pieman on Thursday, May 9, 2013, 13:50:28
It's how Jed spells Adam's name


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 20:10:34
THE SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

1. Wes Foderingham (2014)
30. Leigh Bedwell (2014)


DEFENDERS

2. Troy Archibald-Henville (2014)
3. Jay McEveley (2014)
15. Nathan Thompson (2015)
17. Paul Caddis (2014)
22. Darren Ward (2014)
31. Aaron Oakley (2014)

MIDFIELDERS

6. Alan Navarro (2014)
7. Luke Rooney (2014)
11. Gary Roberts (2014)
19. Louis Thompson (2015)
33. Alex Ferguson (2014)
37. Mark Francis (2014)
--. Lee Cox (2014)

FORWARDS

9. James Collins (2014)
14. Paul Benson (2014)
16. Andy Williams (2014)
20. Miles Storey (2014)
34. Connor Waldon (2014)
--. Kayden Smith (2014 - Samsung)

CONTRACT OFFERS:

Aden Flint (Rejected)
Nathan Thompson (2 years)
Louis Thompson (2 years)
Miles Storey (1 year)
Leigh Bedwell  (1 year)
Mark Francis (1 year)
Connor Waldon (1 year)
Aaron Oakley (1 year)
Alex Ferguson (1 year)

HAVEN'T A CLUE:

Adam Rooney

INS:

Kayden Jackson (Albion Sports, Samsung)

OUTS:

Joe Devera (Portsmouth - Released)
Raffaele De Vita (Released)
Simon Ferry (Released)
Tommy Miller (Released)
Chris Smith (Released)
Alan McCormack (Brentford - Free)
Aden Flint (Bristol City - Undisclosed)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Cibocchi_Is_God on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 20:14:34
Little bit worrying that our only players contracted until 2015 are the Thompson brothers...


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 20:15:35
Little bit worrying that our only players contracted until 2015 are the Thompson brothers...

I'm probably wrong on a couple.

The smart-arses will correct me soon.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 20:24:59
Wonder if we have an option on Wes? Still not expecting him to be here mind.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 20:25:01
Jed has hinted on twitter that Wes has been offered a new contract.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 20:25:36
Seriously, that's an impressive response time Flash :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: DV Canio on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 20:27:43
I'm probably wrong on a couple.

The smart-arses will correct me soon.

Have Bedwell and Storey actually signed their contracts?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 20:28:12
Flash by name......


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 20:29:53
Have Bedwell and Storey actually signed their contracts?

Same question can be asked for the first year pros.

I'm assuming and I'll amend if they depart.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Cibocchi_Is_God on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 20:31:49
Surely we'd have announced something by now if they'd not signed their contracts? Been weeks since they offered/triggered new contracts..


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 20:33:06
Surely we'd have announced something by now if they'd not signed their contracts? Been weeks since they offered/triggered new contracts..

Bedwell and Storey is a fair question as the second year pros but the youth graduates tend to just sign without fanfare.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 20:38:34
Squad is looking a little thin isn't it! And more of that lot are going to leave i assume? Cox, L Rooney, Benson at least.

Hear the squad are back on the 24th June for preseason, wonder how many will be there day 1


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: leefer on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 20:40:04
Fixtures are out next week.....Wolves away first up anybody?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: TungstenCarbide on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 20:42:46
Don't forget Caddis, Costanza!

Mind you, he'll be gone by August. He's probably still reeling at how much of a cunt Di Canio was to him for daring to become a father.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Cibocchi_Is_God on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 20:43:08
Bedwell and Storey is a fair question as the second year pros but the youth graduates tend to just sign without fanfare.

Surely Bedwell will have signed the contract faster than Flasheart can post!? Couldn't see him getting anything from another football league club, Storey may not have signed though.. It has been a little bit tedious guessing who has and hasn't signed contracts though what with the whole "triggering" of contracts ect


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 20:50:47
Storey signed straight away i'm sure, he was interviewed about it on the official website at the end of season


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 20:52:36
Bedwell and Storey both signed, unless my memory has failed me.

I remember them getting congratulations over twitter and stuff.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 21:07:10
Birmingham have offered to take Paul Caddis on a season long loan I believe. Hopefully we hold out for a fee.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 21:09:57
Birmingham have offered to take Paul Caddis on a season long loan I believe. Hopefully we hold out for a fee.

I bet that would please Neal Eardley unless they move Caddis in to midfield.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Cibocchi_Is_God on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 21:11:09
I want a Thompson/Caddis right hand side, that'd be dreamy..


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: joteddyred on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 21:54:34
Midfield is the biggest concern if it remains as is.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 12:46:01
Midfield is the biggest concern if it remains as is.
Rooney, Cox, Navarro and Roberts would be capable of doing a job.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Red Jed on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 12:51:26
Birmingham have offered to take Paul Caddis on a season long loan I believe.

I can assure you this is not true at all, they have not made any contact with the club for a loan thats 100% untrue.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: AldbourneRed on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 12:57:54
Red Jed, either the clue to your true identity is in your name, or that is one of the best played attempts at fishing I have ever seen.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Red Jed on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 13:00:04
Red Jed, either the clue to your true identity is in your name, or that is one of the best played attempts at fishing I have ever seen.
My name is Jed and I am a red...nothing more ;)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: TungstenCarbide on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 00:30:22
If Red Jed is the real Jed (which he could be because he lives on the interweb)...

Don't fucking sell Wes Foderingham or James Collins! Also offer Dostoyevsky the role of Communications Manager/Head of PR.

Oh and don't sign Adam Rooney. Bin that fucking contract of his or make some freaky shit up about not being able to sign him because we found a dead mouse with the date 1943 tattooed on its back in Rooney's locker or somesuch.






Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: china red on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 00:38:17
Jed, I heard you lost your left nut in a fight with a ferret, can you confirm this to be true or false.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: tans on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 06:43:43
Luongoooooo


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 07:31:41
Luongoooooo

Is this a definite? Would be happy with this signing, think he showed some good things when he was here. His goal against Brentford was class. The tackle for the penalty, clearly less so!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 08:07:14
Luongoooooo

We need a little more than that tans.

Luongoooooooooooooooooooooo


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 08:33:51
Luongo and Byrne are surely 2 of the 6/7 new players Jed has stated?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 10:57:45
Luongoooooo

We need a little more than that tans.

Luongoooooooooooooooooooooo

LUONGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: kaufman on Friday, June 21, 2013, 07:31:48
5 more players to leave quoting adver
so doing a quick name check it seems 18 ish players (providing 6 or 7 come in) and
we then have the 5 youth players who signed up for
this season.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Batch on Friday, June 21, 2013, 07:42:41
Its just me isn't it, not sure I'm that excited by Luongo and Byrne. Don't get me wrong,  Luongo I think could be a hell of a player one day.

To me Byrne had a couple of good games, nothing more.

I'd hope and expect to see experience alongside Luongogogogogogogogo if he comes. I'd be more comfortable seeing some names linked in the adver that aren't Spurs/Premier League kids rejects.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: DV Canio on Friday, June 21, 2013, 07:45:02
I'd be disappointed to see Byrne back.

Luongo in a way reminds me of a young never played much proper first team football lesser Simon Ferry.


Title: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Frigby Daser on Friday, June 21, 2013, 08:04:49
Byrne was a liability when I saw him - non-league standard.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: TungstenCarbide on Friday, June 21, 2013, 08:37:34
Luongo showed a little but looked inferior to Ferry in every department bar physical presence. Byrne looked like a 16yr old playing men's football...

Neither inspire me. Let's have some proven men who can do a job at this level please Jed.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, June 21, 2013, 09:22:05
 I hope the 5 include...Cox, Benson, Caddis and Rooney, because that leaves just Roberts, which wouldn't be so bad as we'd at least still have a keeper, a centre half and a couple of strikers


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: kaufman on Friday, June 21, 2013, 09:51:39
I hope the 5 include...Cox, Benson, Caddis and Rooney, because that leaves just Roberts, which wouldn't be so bad as we'd at least still have a keeper, a centre half and a couple of strikers

I don't think Cox will be going anywhere. Replace him with Ward or a decent bid for Collins (maybe both) and you've got your 5


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, June 21, 2013, 09:53:51
I don't think Cox will be going anywhere. Replace him with Ward or a decent bid for Collins (maybe both) and you've got your 5

Why, because of injury ?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: kaufman on Friday, June 21, 2013, 09:59:05
Why, because of injury ?

I think so, out till october so would doubt someone would sign him. unless we released him while he was injured which would not look good on us.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: ronnie21 on Friday, June 21, 2013, 10:11:58
It's all getting a bit frustrating certainly.  Jed stated at the end of the season that a deal was agreed for Byrne (who I do not think was as bad as some on here made out) but we have never been told he has signed.  I am sure it was said that Luongo was looking for a championship club and "unlikely" to come back.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, June 21, 2013, 10:30:51
I think so, out till october so would doubt someone would sign him. unless we released him while he was injured which would not look good on us.

So if not Cox, then it will be another one of the players most would prefer to keep.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Friday, June 21, 2013, 11:05:19
The problem we got now is that players like Ward Navaro and Roberts are getting to the stage in their career  where this season is key to how and where they finish their playing days.If they want a new two year deal next summer they know the wont get it here on the current wage hence why their agents are taking advantage of the situation and trying to sort two or three year deals elsewhere.

In my opinion Ward is the big loss but i have to say all the 3 mentioned look like their legs are ready to go at any minute. I am actually looking forward to a young hungry squad next year and genuinly believe youngsters will want to play for him,they have heard of him and he is know for being a great coach with youngsters,i think last year that was his downfall,the experienced players had no respect for him whatsoever.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Tails on Friday, June 21, 2013, 11:17:18
The problem we got now is that players like Ward Navaro and Roberts are getting to the stage in their career  where this season is key to how and where they finish their playing days.If they want a new two year deal next summer they know the wont get it here on the current wage hence why their agents are taking advantage of the situation and trying to sort two or three year deals elsewhere.

In my opinion Ward is the big loss but i have to say all the 3 mentioned look like their legs are ready to go at any minute. I am actually looking forward to a young hungry squad next year and genuinly believe youngsters will want to play for him,they have heard of him and he is know for being a great coach with youngsters,i think last year that was his downfall,the experienced players had no respect for him whatsoever.

I'm quite excited by the prospect of a young side, but also a bit wary. It can go either way! I'd still like us to have a few experienced heads in there personally.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Benzel on Friday, June 21, 2013, 11:18:48
The thing to remember is look at Walsall. They looked doomed when we played them at their place but their young team came good. Patience.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Tails on Friday, June 21, 2013, 11:24:47
Swindon fans & patience have never gone hand in hand!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Friday, June 21, 2013, 13:50:40
Swindon fans & patience have never gone hand in hand!

Depends, what sort of patients?  :insane:


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Friday, June 21, 2013, 13:54:20
Paying £25 a pop, I don't see why our fans should be patient. Paying those prices, our fans should quite rightly expect a playoff challenge at least. If the club aren't aiming for that then charge less.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Tails on Friday, June 21, 2013, 14:53:37
Well then we will never be successful.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: tans on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:03:28
Roberts released from his contract.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Nemo on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:05:00
Roberts released from his contract.

Blimey.


Title: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:06:22
I consider that as good news.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: TheMajorSTFC on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:09:18
Wonder how much we've paid to 'release him' from his contract  :sherlock:


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bukkake Regiment on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:13:46
Good, if he was on 2k a week he would be worth it, but for the money he is on he should have had a Ritchie like effect.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: LucienSanchez on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:14:52
Wonder how much we've paid to 'release him' from his contract  :sherlock:

The wording makes it sound like nothing... he'll have wanted to leave, and we were happy to have him off our books.


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:18:18
Wonder how much we've paid to 'release him' from his contract  :sherlock:
nothing according to Sam Morshead


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Simon Pieman on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:18:22
I'd be disappointed to see Byrne back.

Luongo in a way reminds me of a young never played much proper first team football lesser Simon Ferry.

I think Byrne is awful defensively, but his crossing was the best I'd seen last season and I reckon he's really a winger.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: tans on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:25:46

The County Ground‏@CountyGround10m
The shrinking playing squad mirrors the clubs shrinking ambition. Need to seriously readjust expectations. #STFC

steve collins‏@stevecollins887m
@CountyGround I'd rather have hungry average players on an average L1 wage than players who have talent but can't be arsed on a wedge

The County Ground‏@CountyGround1m
@stevecollins88 Speculate to accumulate. Those players were top of the league and were heading for the championship until the changes.


I dont think this chap quite gets it does he?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:28:07
Best news this summer. Lazy, greedy bastard.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: random_five on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:34:11
Best news this summer. Lazy, greedy bastard.

Yeah we haven't got any wingers on our books.. great news.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Spud on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:37:40
Best news this summer. Lazy, greedy bastard.

Agreed. High earner who did fuck all!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: DV Canio on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:38:16
meh, I'm not sure if I'm happy or disappointed Gary Roberts has gone.

An inconsistent on his day player but what are we going to replace him with?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:39:01
I'd love to know why Roberts could never produce the goods for us.  His 'performance' away at Orient was one of the most abject I've ever witnessed.  He'll probably go to Chesterfield (?) and play out of his skin for them.  Another Cureton.  Could have been brilliant for us, and wasn't.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Riddick on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:40:26
He was rubbish because of PDC!!!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: tans on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:40:44
Fans ruined him early on i should think


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:41:15
Best news this summer. Lazy, greedy bastard.

Greedy in terms of £ or when with the ball.


Title: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: otanswell on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:43:18
Typical scouse cunt earning money for not grafting


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Batch on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:44:57
Big loss as he had quality when on song.

The fact we are releasing without a fee worries me, how desperate is the cashflow right now.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:46:33
Greedy in terms of £ or when with the ball.

I'd have to say both!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bukkake Regiment on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:48:50
Yeah we haven't got any wingers on our books.. great news.
Luke Rooney will save us.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: DV Canio on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:51:38
8 L1 assists last season, beaten only by Ritchie who had 9 for us (2 for muff)

8 puts Gary Roberts joint 17th in the whole of L1 last season - although Marvin Morgan managed 10 and Mark Duffy of Scunthorpe was 2nd with 15.

Somewhere recently Roberts was compared to JPM who also picked up 8 assists last season.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Tails on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:57:59
The County Ground‏@CountyGround10m
The shrinking playing squad mirrors the clubs shrinking ambition. Need to seriously readjust expectations. #STFC

steve collins‏@stevecollins887m
@CountyGround I'd rather have hungry average players on an average L1 wage than players who have talent but can't be arsed on a wedge

The County Ground‏@CountyGround1m
@stevecollins88 Speculate to accumulate. Those players were top of the league and were heading for the championship until the changes.


I dont think this chap quite gets it does he?

He's always been a mong. Once criticised our youth set up because it wasn't like Barcelonas.


Title: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:58:01
A luxury player we can't afford. If he was on 7k a week we could replace him with two lesser talented but more consistent players.

In theory.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, June 21, 2013, 15:58:49
That's our main, possibly only, player with a bit of creativity gone.  Whilst he he didn't live up to expectations he would have been a key player for us next season.

Probably would have been able to keep him if he was on a regular wage, cheers JW


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Tails on Friday, June 21, 2013, 16:03:15
Williams was far more creative than Roberts. Alright it was in a less graceful way and the opportunities he set up for himself were usually squandered but Roberts had what... 3 good games for us, at best?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, June 21, 2013, 16:05:29
Williams was far more creative than Roberts. Alright it was in a less graceful way and the opportunities he set up for himself were usually squandered but Roberts had what... 3 good games for us, at best?

Creative for himself, yes definately but not for the team though.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: DV Canio on Friday, June 21, 2013, 16:07:23
Williams chipped in with 5 assists in L1 but a further 4 in cup competitions.

Just in L1
Ritchie 9
Roberts 8
Williams 5
Ferry 4
Flint 3
McCormack 3
Miller 3
Hollands 2
Thompson 2
McEveley 2
Luongo 1
Bostock 1
L.Rooney 1
Martin 1
Byrne 1
Collins 1
Devera 1
Benson 1

...I know he didnt play much but not a single assist for A.Rooney seems a bit surprising...


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, June 21, 2013, 16:11:55
Ummmm I'll change my point to focus about creativity from midfield then.

We have none left and we will need some from new signings


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bukkake Regiment on Friday, June 21, 2013, 16:11:59
Duffy's a decent player. Anyone snapped him up?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bukkake Regiment on Friday, June 21, 2013, 16:12:39
Creative for himself, yes definately but not for the team though.
Not true. He opens up so much space in the opposition half, drawing defenders all over the place.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Tails on Friday, June 21, 2013, 16:13:24
Creative for himself, yes definately but not for the team though.

Yeah that's the only difference, although he did help out a bit and he did draw defenders out with his headless chicken runs. It's such a shame his form dipped so dramatically, he looked like a world beater in the 1st half of the season.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: kerry red on Friday, June 21, 2013, 16:15:45
That's our main, possibly only, player with a bit of creativity gone.  Whilst he he didn't live up to expectations he would have been a key player for us next season.

Probably would have been able to keep him if he was on a regular wage, cheers JW

He most definitely did not live up to expectations, so why do you think it would have been any different this coming season?

More proof of PDC's poor player recruitment policy


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, June 21, 2013, 16:25:26
He most definitely did not live up to expectations, so why do you think it would have been any different this coming season?

More proof of PDC's poor player recruitment policy

As with any prediction its guesswork, his performances under KMac were much better than under PDC though.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: DMR on Friday, June 21, 2013, 16:25:55
Good riddance to the jug eared clown. One of the most overrated players to wear the shirt.

His 2 performances against Brentford in the PO's were nothing short of despicable.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, June 21, 2013, 16:28:50
Not true. He opens up so much space in the opposition half, drawing defenders all over the place.

Good point if he then actually passed rather than run towards the goal head down, ignore teammates exploiting that space and then shoot from any angle.

He could tear a hole in this league if he changes


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Spud on Friday, June 21, 2013, 16:42:54
Somebody pass Ralphy a razorblade on facebook.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Fred Elliot on Friday, June 21, 2013, 16:50:23
Somebody pass Ralphy a razorblade on facebook.

Makes a change from him trying to get into that Charlotte bint's knickers


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Friday, June 21, 2013, 16:57:35
His 2 performances against Brentford in the PO's were nothing short of despicable.
He set up 3 goals in the second leg.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Friday, June 21, 2013, 17:00:48
Luongo showed a little but looked inferior to Ferry in every department bar physical presence.
From what I saw of Luongo he was superior to Ferry in terms of dribbling, skill on the ball, more energy, shooting, creativity.

I really don't get the love affair most our fans had/have with Ferry. A likeable bloke he may be, but an over rated footballer.

Luongo would be a good signing. Byrne however...



Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, June 21, 2013, 17:10:58
 So one more down at least a further 4  to go.....Roberts is a bit of a bonus, as couldn't see anyone taking him on his wages. The concern now though is that the 4 or 5 who we've got left that we might want to keep, will be seeking a move if possible, as they'll not want to play in a side stripped of its main players.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: TungstenCarbide on Friday, June 21, 2013, 17:15:42
Changy boy I bow to your knowledge as you probably saw more of luongo than me but against donny and 2nd game brentford he was risible. Ferry and mccormack would piss all over luongo and navarro for me though.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, June 21, 2013, 17:25:28
Collins not one of those leaving according to the Morshead one.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Langers on Friday, June 21, 2013, 17:32:46
JedMcCoy ‏@JedMcCoy 33s
Wes agreed new contract ..;).

Did not see that coming. Nice one Jed.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: nochee on Friday, June 21, 2013, 17:33:02
We'd has agreed a new contract according to jed on twitter


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: lambourn red on Friday, June 21, 2013, 17:33:04
Jed tweeting Wes agreed new contract


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, June 21, 2013, 17:34:28
Who signed, was it Wes?


Title: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Batch on Friday, June 21, 2013, 17:35:45
Great news. Fantastic.

Now we can get a good fee :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: DV Canio on Friday, June 21, 2013, 17:36:38
From what I saw of Luongo he was superior to Ferry in terms of dribbling, skill on the ball, more energy, shooting, creativity.

I really don't get the love affair most our fans had/have with Ferry. A likeable bloke he may be, but an over rated footballer.

Luongo would be a good signing. Byrne however...



You're completely wrong...

Seems to be a running theme...


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: kerry red on Friday, June 21, 2013, 17:41:10
Byrne is a good player - just not at full back


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, June 21, 2013, 17:44:28
Just a verbal agreement from Wes so far.

SOMEBODY GIVE THE MAN A PEN


Title: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, June 21, 2013, 17:45:33
Byrne would improve given a run in the side but only the right flank


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: kerry red on Friday, June 21, 2013, 17:46:20
Agree. The Ritchie role


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: TungstenCarbide on Friday, June 21, 2013, 17:46:45
Here is what I don`t get... we released loads of players during the last campaign so how can the wage bill need much further trimming. Surely rooney, benson and caddis will get us down to way under 2mn? Cant believe anyone we sign will be on a wedge so why do we need to trim further? Maybe jed is going to play a blinder and surprise us all or maybe he is a clueless clown. We will know in a week or two...chang already knows who is signing I reckon!


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, June 21, 2013, 17:49:21
Just a verbal agreement from Wes so far.

SOMEBODY GIVE THE MAN A PEN
this worries me


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Batch on Friday, June 21, 2013, 17:53:29
Oh bugger, though it was signed, sealed, delivered.

Ah well, we'll see if reality matches the Jedality soon enough.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: DV Canio on Friday, June 21, 2013, 17:53:41
Here is what I don`t get... we released loads of players during the last campaign so how can the wage bill need much further trimming. Surely rooney, benson and caddis will get us down to way under 2mn? Cant believe anyone we sign will be on a wedge so why do we need to trim further? Maybe jed is going to play a blinder and surprise us all or maybe he is a clueless clown. We will know in a week or two...chang already knows who is signing I reckon!

Taking into account the fact that despite what people on here claim to know...

We all know fuck all about the budget, what it is, how much of it is currently taken and what players actually fucking earn.

As for Wes, great he's looking to commit but it's not unheard of for a player to sign a new contract just to be sold off anyway.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Batch on Friday, June 21, 2013, 17:55:58
As for Wes, great he's looking to commit but it's not unheard of for a player to sign a new contract just to be sold off anyway.

I don't think so. Though we did exactly that with Mildy.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Boy About Town on Friday, June 21, 2013, 18:06:05
Here is what I don`t get... we released loads of players during the last campaign so how can the wage bill need much further trimming. Surely rooney, benson and caddis will get us down to way under 2mn? Cant believe anyone we sign will be on a wedge so why do we need to trim further? Maybe jed is going to play a blinder and surprise us all or maybe he is a clueless clown. We will know in a week or two...chang already knows who is signing I reckon!

A clueless clown? I hope you don't think that. I think the man will be the savior. I think some people just need to show an ounce of patience, Jed will ensure we have a competitive squad and that we sign the players the manager wants... Jeez.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: DV Canio on Friday, June 21, 2013, 18:09:11
I don't think so. Though we did exactly that with Mildy.

We did and that was only a matter of days wasn't it?
I think Austin signed a one year extension in November and was sold in January.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, June 21, 2013, 18:18:30
If our chairman went on a social network to announce that one of our most important players has agreed to sign a new deal only for the club to sell him shortly afterwards then I might consider joining one of those angry 'camps' mentioned in the other thread!


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: otanswell on Friday, June 21, 2013, 18:26:07
JedMcCoy ‏@JedMcCoy 33s
Wes agreed new contract ..;).

Did not see that coming. Nice one Jed.

They've been in talks since the end of the season


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: tans on Friday, June 21, 2013, 18:28:04
@wes_foderingham: Pleased to have agreed a new 2 year deal  @Official_STFC hopefully put pen to paper on Monday! Exciting things ahead and happy to be a part!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: kaufman on Friday, June 21, 2013, 18:31:19
Good riddance to the jug eared clown. One of the most overrated players to wear the shirt.

His 2 performances against Brentford in the PO's were nothing short of despicable.

His back pass was a mistake but he put in some great corners that game including 2 in the last seconds of the match.

He's just getting on and can't perform to the same levels, that's why Huddersfield got rid.

He won't be missed because i think we're going to see a new look team that will surprise some of us....(giraffe neck sticking out here)
Good business from the club i think here and If Wes and Nathan are putting pen to paper then all can't be bad.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: joteddyred on Friday, June 21, 2013, 18:48:10
Its just me isn't it, not sure I'm that excited by Luongo and Byrne. Don't get me wrong,  Luongo I think could be a hell of a player one day.

To me Byrne had a couple of good games, nothing more.

I'd hope and expect to see experience alongside Luongogogogogogogogo if he comes. I'd be more comfortable seeing some names linked in the adver that aren't Spurs/Premier League kids rejects.

No Batch it's not just you.  I would be extremely unexcited if we were to sign either or both of them tbh.  I'd like to think we could attract better players who have a reasonable level of experience.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Batch on Friday, June 21, 2013, 18:57:21
Just to clarify, I think they could both be good signings. I just wouldn't want them to be our main signings. I think its too risky given their age and inexperience.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Friday, June 21, 2013, 18:59:02
No Batch it's not just you.  I would be extremely unexcited if we were to sign either or both of them tbh.  I'd like to think we could attract better players who have a reasonable level of experience.
I suggest maybe you try and get a refund on your season ticket then.The club are going down the young player route,not everyones cup of tea but one maybe the fans have to get used to


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: tans on Friday, June 21, 2013, 19:01:04
I dont know what people expect. Ronaldo, Messi?


Title: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: herthab on Friday, June 21, 2013, 19:07:03
Young, hungry players aligned with a manager whose status in the game has largely been made by bringing through the youth, sounds pretty exciting to me.
Obviously we need experience too, but I'd rather 80% young players than 80% old pros that have been round the block a few times.
Anyway, that's the way the club's going, whether people like it or not.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, June 21, 2013, 19:32:06
I dont know what people expect. Ronaldo, Messi?

Don't forget Cavani, now that Man City have refused to cough up the £54m this paves the way for our bid ;)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, June 21, 2013, 19:32:14
So one more down at least a further 4  to go.....Roberts is a bit of a bonus, as couldn't see anyone taking him on his wages. The concern now though is that the 4 or 5 who we've got left that we might want to keep, will be seeking a move if possible, as they'll not want to play in a side stripped of its main players.
I don't have a problem with this. To be fair, its not much different to when we were relegated to L2. Wholesale changes to personnel who were allegedly inferior. Didn't do too bad in the end. Maybe something similar will happen this year? As long as were are competitive and play some decent, attacking football I think that most will be happy.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Cibocchi_Is_God on Friday, June 21, 2013, 19:51:14
I thought Luongo was superb in most if not all of his games here during his loan, better than Ferry during the same period (yes I know he was shifted out to the right) - I for one would be more than happy if we manage to sign players of similar quality this summer.

Delighted with Foderingham signing on, same with Thompson. Fair play to the board for getting those sorted. So long as we aren't relegation fodder then I'm more then happy with the sustainable strategy, at least until the club finds it's feet again.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: leefer on Friday, June 21, 2013, 19:58:19
Really suprised some bigger clubs aint knocking on the Luongo door...quality player i reckon.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Friday, June 21, 2013, 20:08:00
Really suprised some bigger clubs aint knocking on the Luongo door...quality player i reckon.

It's been said countless times, but that PO semi final goal was sublime! One of those goals that brings a smile to the face (even when ignoring the circumstances).


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: welshred on Friday, June 21, 2013, 20:12:06
Has it been stated somewhere that we're after Luongo or are we just assuming? (Genuine question, I have no idea!)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, June 21, 2013, 20:15:04
Regarding Luongo, it's all about potential really.

Does he have the potential to improve and therefore become an asset in the future.

For me the answer is Yes, although there is no guarantee he will turn into a good player.


For all that we loved Ferry, McCormack, Flint and Devera have all been snapped up before him. That in itself must tell you something, especially as he is now a free agent.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: leefer on Friday, June 21, 2013, 20:17:20
We are after him but he was at Ipswich and did ok so he may have his sights set a bit higher.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bukkake Regiment on Friday, June 21, 2013, 20:22:58
I thought Luongo was average, but yeah he is young so can only get better.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: welshred on Friday, June 21, 2013, 20:25:32
We are after him but he was at Ipswich and did ok so he may have his sights set a bit higher.

Oh ok.

He certainly has the attributes to go on and become a very good player. Can score, pick a pass and loves to put his foot in.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: joteddyred on Friday, June 21, 2013, 21:06:45
I suggest maybe you try and get a refund on your season ticket then.The club are going down the young player route,not everyones cup of tea but one maybe the fans have to get used to

Why make a pathetic dig like that?  Ffs I've barely posted on here in recent weeks and as soon as I do I get pounced on even though there are plenty of others who've made similar comments.

I don't have a problem with young players, but didn't think Byrne or Luongo were that good.  My personal opinion that differs from other peoples and may well be wrong.

At the moment I feel extremely indifferent and unexcited about next season, which isn't a particularly nice feeling to have.  Normally I can't wait.  However, I'm sure that when we start to see a few incoming players and as the first game approaches, I'll start to feel excited.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, June 21, 2013, 21:11:09
Young, hungry players aligned with a manager whose status in the game has largely been made by bringing through the youth, sounds pretty exciting to me.
Obviously we need experience too, but I'd rather 80% young players than 80% old pros that have been round the block a few times.
Anyway, that's the way the club's going, whether people like it or not.
completely agree.

A team of experienced pros got us relegated in 2010/2011


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Friday, June 21, 2013, 21:18:46
Why make a pathetic dig like that?  Ffs I've barely posted on here in recent weeks and as soon as I do I get pounced on even though there are plenty of others who've made similar comments.

I don't have a problem with young players, but didn't think Byrne or Luongo were that good.  My personal opinion that differs from other peoples and may well be wrong.

At the moment I feel extremely indifferent and unexcited about next season, which isn't a particularly nice feeling to have.  Normally I can't wait.  However, I'm sure that when we start to see a few incoming players and as the first game approaches, I'll start to feel excited.

Slight overreaction mate, but I agree there is a fair bit of sniping on here.

I have very low expectations for next season but I'm actually getting quite excited for it already.  Winning is not everything and when the fixture list came out I was looking for the do-able away fixtures and actually looking forward to it again. 

Chin up, I'm sure the excitement will hit you eventually!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: joteddyred on Friday, June 21, 2013, 21:21:57
Slight overreaction mate, but I agree there is a fair bit of sniping on here.

I have very low expectations for next season but I'm actually getting quite excited for it already.  Winning is not everything and when the fixture list came out I was looking for the do-able away fixtures and actually looking forward to it again. 

Chin up, I'm sure the excitement will hit you eventually!

Hope so.  I'll be gutted if it doesn't!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: ronnie21 on Friday, June 21, 2013, 21:33:31
Has it been stated somewhere that we're after Luongo or are we just assuming? (Genuine question, I have no idea!)
No it hasn't, when Jed announced the Byrne deal (which has still not been confirmed!) he did say they would like to try to sign him but thought he would go to a championship side.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Cibocchi_Is_God on Friday, June 21, 2013, 21:37:36
More excited about next season than I was last. Probably because we all expected and demanded a good season, the thought/fantasy of overachieving is more exciting than inevitable success.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Batch on Friday, June 21, 2013, 21:49:24
A team of experienced pros got us relegated in 2010/2011

And a team of experienced pros nearly got us into the championship twice.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Friday, June 21, 2013, 21:52:52
More excited about next season than I was last. Probably because we all expected and demanded a good season, the thought/fantasy of overachieving is more exciting than inevitable success.
I'm the opposite. last season I thought we had a good chance of getting into the Championship. This season i'm expecting a long hard slog.


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Batch on Friday, June 21, 2013, 21:53:08
I suggest maybe you try and get a refund on your season ticket then.The club are going down the young player route,not everyones cup of tea but one maybe the fans have to get used to

It could be good, we'll see. Some premiere league youngsters we've had on loan have between good, most haven't. That's all I have to base things on.

It comes down to kmac in getting the  right ones. Right now we still have a good deal of experienced players so I'm not concerned yet.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Cibocchi_Is_God on Friday, June 21, 2013, 22:04:17
I'm the opposite. last season I thought we had a good chance of getting into the Championship. This season i'm expecting a long hard slog.

I can see why. It's just the thought of achieving against the odds is quite appealing, a slap in face to the doom shadow which has followed the club for the past 6 months or so.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Friday, June 21, 2013, 22:06:58
Why make a pathetic dig like that?  Ffs I've barely posted on here in recent weeks and as soon as I do I get pounced on even though there are plenty of others who've made similar comments.

I don't have a problem with young players, but didn't think Byrne or Luongo were that good.  My personal opinion that differs from other peoples and may well be wrong.

At the moment I feel extremely indifferent and unexcited about next season, which isn't a particularly nice feeling to have.  Normally I can't wait.  However, I'm sure that when we start to see a few incoming players and as the first game approaches, I'll start to feel excited.
Wow.Wasnt even a dig,dont quite know why you thought it was to be honest.No offence meant


Title: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: herthab on Friday, June 21, 2013, 22:09:28
Menopausal.....

(Now that's a dig!)


Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, June 21, 2013, 22:14:03
And a team of experienced pros nearly got us into the championship twice.
Twice?

I don't think that it's as clear cut as requiring senior pros, there are far too many factors involved. We've become too accustomed operating beyond our means and for me this is a return to the norm.

We've always been skint and always sold our best players at inopportune moments.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Friday, June 21, 2013, 22:18:55

We've always been skint and always sold our best players at inopportune moments.

and often-times at a price so low it brings a tear to your eye.  The Flint fee was reasonably impressive so that's something positive to take from this summer.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Batch on Friday, June 21, 2013, 22:23:00
Twice?

We've always been skint and always sold our best players at inopportune moments.

Yes last season and the Millwall final.

I take your point about always being skint being normal. I just hope we don't mostly rely on youth. A 2.4m budget should  mean we don't. And signing wes will be a good sign.


Title: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: joteddyred on Friday, June 21, 2013, 22:44:16
 
Wow.Wasnt even a dig,dont quite know why you thought it was to be honest.No offence meant

Sorry.  I've had a crappy week and Herthab has hit the nail on the head

Menopausal.....

(Now that's a dig!)
:)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Hammer on Friday, June 21, 2013, 22:52:14
No it hasn't, when Jed announced the Byrne deal (which has still not been confirmed!) he did say they would like to try to sign him but thought he would go to a championship side.

I have it from a usually very reliable source that Nathan Byrne has been advised that a contract with Barnsley is the preferred option.
Of more interest is the strong suggestion that ownership of the club will change hands before the start of the coming season. I cannot guarantee it....nothing is 100%. But watch this space. Up yours Chang!!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, June 21, 2013, 23:02:25
Of more interest is the strong suggestion that ownership of the club will change hands before the start of the coming season. I cannot guarantee it....nothing is 100%. But watch this space.

Wouldn't be the biggest surprise in the world, would it.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Friday, June 21, 2013, 23:16:19
I have it from a usually very reliable source that Nathan Byrne has been advised that a contract with Barnsley is the preferred option.
I said Banbury, not Barnsley.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Hammer on Friday, June 21, 2013, 23:23:35
Wouldn't be the biggest surprise in the world, would it.

I don't know what to make of it Ardiles, with all the comings and goings. I've been told that our new owner(s) has already been linked to the club....Crouch perhaps?
More importantly, has the pre-determined budget of £2.4m been determined by Jed using his own judgment or have our (prospective) new owners been pulling the strings all along. It seems confusing that Jed was a self-professed front man, yet retains 100% ownership of the club.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Hammer on Friday, June 21, 2013, 23:32:18
I said Barbury Castle FC, not Barnsley.

Corrected for you Pierre.


Title: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, June 22, 2013, 01:41:38
Menopausal.....

(Now that's a dig!)

The male menopause is a controversial subject.....DRS,  :secret:


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, June 22, 2013, 06:50:04
The Advertiser understands Darren Ward has met with Brentford regarding the possibility of a move to Griffin Park. Ward, 34, still has a year left on his contract with Swindon but is highly regarded by Bees boss Uwe Rosler.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: StfcRusty on Saturday, June 22, 2013, 07:26:38
Wow.Wasnt even a dig,dont quite know why you thought it was to be honest.No offence meant

It's not what you said ... it was the way you said it ... <sniff>


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, June 22, 2013, 11:03:07
 So, we must be nearing the bottom line, assuming that Benson, Caddis and L Rooney will go, and Foderingham is staying we're left with Jmac, TAH, Navarro, Williams and Collins...no chance of moving on the first two, Navarro would be good, but unlikely and we've heard nothing all summer about the last two.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: tans on Saturday, June 22, 2013, 13:40:27
3 year deal for Roberts then.

This made me laugh though..

"I don't think there's anybody outside the Prem who's better on the left wing": Chesterfield CEO Chris Turner on Gary Roberts.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bosey on Thursday, June 27, 2013, 00:26:18
Can someone update this as we make new signings? Smith and Barthram need adding.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: jonny72 on Monday, July 8, 2013, 00:10:09
Who's in charge of updating the list?

Whoever it is get on with it as I've lost track of who has come in and who has gone.


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, July 8, 2013, 00:29:47
Who's in charge of updating the list?

Whoever it is get on with it as I've lost track of who has come in and who has gone.
it is up to date.


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: jonny72 on Monday, July 8, 2013, 00:46:29
it is up to date.

Really?

You just did it didn't you, I'm sure it wasn't up to date a minute ago. If it was, my bad.


Title: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: AldbourneRed on Monday, July 8, 2013, 08:53:00
Caddis should be on the list, unless I've missed something?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, July 8, 2013, 09:00:33
GOALKEEPERS

1. Wes Foderingham (2015)
30. Leigh Bedwell (2014)


DEFENDERS

2. Troy Archibald-Henville (2014)
3. Jay McEveley (2014)
15. Nathan Thompson (2015)
17. Paul Caddis (2014)
22. Darren Ward (2014)
31. Aaron Oakley (2014)
--. Jack Barthram (2014)
--. Grant Hall (loan)

MIDFIELDERS

6. Alan Navarro (2014)
7. Luke Rooney (2014)
19. Louis Thompson (2015)
33. Alex Ferguson (2014)
37. Mark Francis (2014)
--. Harry Agombar (2014)
--. Lee Cox (2014)
--. Alex Smith (2014)
--. Tijane Freitas Reis (2015)
--. Massimo Luongo (loan)

FORWARDS

9. James Collins (2014)
14. Paul Benson (2014)
16. Andy Williams (2014)
20. Miles Storey (2014)
34. Connor Waldon (2014)
--. Kayden Smith (2014 - Samsung)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 17:56:28
Can we add Agombar now that Cooper said this?

Quote
Cooper also reiterated that Harry Agombar, who was an unused substitute in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham at the County Ground last night, has signed a contract at the County Ground Ė which is believed to be a one-year deal.

He said: ďHeís a signed, contracted player. Heíll featuring tomorrow. Heís technically a good footballer. To be able to play for us now youíve got to be able to handle a football with the way weíre going to play and he can do that.Ē
http://www.thisisswindontownfc.co.uk/news/10551913.Hoddle___Hartley_emerge_in_race_for_the_top_job/


Title: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: herthab on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 18:55:43
Where's Pritchard?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: leefer on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 19:00:48
Just outside of Tintagel i believe.

On the bench.


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: herthab on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 19:02:22
Just outside of Tintagel i believe.

On the bench.
Oh right. Thanks.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: leefer on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 19:04:34
Sorry Steve just realised you meant on the above squad list :-[


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 12:14:03
Storey, Bedwell, Francis, Waldon and Ferguson have all signed one year deals according to Sam.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Power to people on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 12:20:11
Agombar is listed twice


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 12:24:11
 Taking out the banished and injured from Portugal, I make it we've about 17 or 18 players...including the youth team lads and the Samsung fella....is it 5 or 7 subs this season?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 12:26:47
Agombar is listed twice
eh? you're seeing things


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 14:36:28
Need to update the numbers. From photos on official site I could make out:

Bartram 12
Byrne 7
Tijane 11
Williams 16
Hall 5
Troy 21
Storey 20
Ward 22
Thompson 19
Yasser Kassim 32
9 & 14 ? (Samsung & Smith?)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 14:40:20
probably not worth it until the squad list with numbers is confirmed, won't be long now


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 15:32:11
Mason confirmed


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 15:33:53
Mason confirmed

Come on you Spurs Reds.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 15:35:52
No more year long loans left now though! What we going to do!!!!!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 15:37:04
We are going to be this season's Watford and storm League 1 and everyone will moan about our link up with Spurs, how it isn't fair that they are sending such good players on loan to little old Swindon.

Or we'll struggle.......


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 15:41:17
If his coaches are to be believed, Mason has the talent and dedication to be playing regularly at a high level in any league in the world. But his injury history and lack of playing time during crucial development years appear to have set him back to a worrying degree. At 22 he's one of the wise old heads of the Spurs youth setup, and he isn't getting any younger. Swindon are rumored to have expressed interest in taking him on loan, but another stint in League One is definitely not what he needs at his age.

http://www.cartilagefreecaptain.com/2013/6/13/4426860/tottenham-hotspur-prospect-rankings-ryan-mason



Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 15:43:43
Mason confirmed

Where was this confirmed out of interest?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 15:46:03
Twitter, and facebook.

Swindon Town FC @Official_STFC
Town have signed midfielder Ryan Mason on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur #STFC
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Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: leefer on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 15:46:47
If his coaches are to be believed, Mason has the talent and dedication to be playing regularly at a high level in any league in the world. But his injury history and lack of playing time during crucial development years appear to have set him back to a worrying degree. At 22 he's one of the wise old heads of the Spurs youth setup, and he isn't getting any younger. Swindon are rumored to have expressed interest in taking him on loan, but another stint in League One is definitely not what he needs at his age.

http://www.cartilagefreecaptain.com/2013/6/13/4426860/tottenham-hotspur-prospect-rankings-ryan-mason



Very similar to Timlin(albeit with Fulham) when he came here ...the pedigree is there lets hope he has the luck and drive.

Incidently i wonder if poor Timlin is out of nick now :hmmm:


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 15:48:25
Twitter, and facebook.

Swindon Town FC @Official_STFC
Town have signed midfielder Ryan Mason on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur #STFC
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Danke.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 15:48:39
I see Morshead and Lyus have moaned about the lack of a press release!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 15:48:51
An attacking midfield/playmaker then. Certainly seem to shaping up to play a continental 1 upfront (Williams?) next year with Mason behind. Doubt Collins will be replaced with another striker.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 15:53:39
Fods

Byrne Hall Ward N.Thompson

Tijane Smith Pritchard Luongo

Mason Williams ?



Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 15:53:59
Depends who is in charge i guess!

Looks like it will be the 433 we played against Spurs with Pritchard/Williams/Reis the front 3 at the moment. Think we need a goalscorer in there instead of Williams to make that work, Church maybe?

Then the three in midfield as Luongo/ANO/Mason, think we need a holding player in there, its probably thompson at the moment but hopefully somebody like Hollands instead.

In fact if we got Hollands and Church i'd be quite happy with how that eleven is looking



Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: china red on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 15:55:10
If Mason can stay injury free and get some games he could prove to be a great signing. 



Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 15:58:24
Depends who is in charge i guess!

Looks like it will be the 433 we played against Spurs with Pritchard/Williams/Reis the front 3 at the moment. Think we need a goalscorer in there instead of Williams to make that work, Church maybe?

Then the three in midfield as Luongo/ANO/Mason, think we need a holding player in there, its probably thompson at the moment but hopefully somebody like Hollands instead.

In fact if we got Hollands and Church i'd be quite happy with how that eleven is looking



I suspect if all goes to play, we should be getting more goals from midfield with this team. Mason, Pritchard and Luongo should all chip in and I doubt we'll have a 20 goal striker this season.

I quite like the look of the first 11 we can field. Much of it depends on the Spurs lads of course but I'm pretty content with what we have. Lack of experience is still a worry.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 15:58:36
Depends who is in charge i guess!





I'd of thought they'd appoint someone to play the chosen formation. No point signing Mason if we aren't going to incorporate a playmaker into the system.



Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 16:01:51
I'd of thought they'd appoint someone to play the chosen formation. No point signing Mason if we aren't going to incorporate a playmaker into the system.



Agreed, i think the 433 or 4231 is the way to go. Mason fits as the attacking player in the 3 man mid or the one in the middle of the 3 behind one forward. Either way though you need another physical holding player. Luongo was doing it against Spurs, but we need another experienced head with him. Hollands would fit perfectly.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 16:02:30
I'd of thought they'd appoint someone to play the chosen formation. No point signing Mason if we aren't going to incorporate a playmaker into the system.


Playing Devil's Advocate, I wonder if Spurs will dictate our formation, to bring the best out of their young players?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 16:07:38
Agreed, i think the 433 or 4231 is the way to go. Mason fits as the attacking player in the 3 man mid or the one in the middle of the 3 behind one forward. Either way though you need another physical holding player. Luongo was doing it against Spurs, but we need another experienced head with him. Hollands would fit perfectly.

Indeed, 4231 is what it seems to be.

I know some people have reservations about playing 1 upfront, but Swansea have shown how successful it can be if you focus on keeping the ball and denying opposition goal scoring chances.

I worry about our lack of height as we look a little vulnerable from set pieces as things stand. 


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 16:11:54
Playing Devil's Advocate, I wonder if Spurs will dictate our formation, to bring the best out of their young players?

One of the Spurs fans on here said something similar. Was a rumour that the Spurs/Swindon thing stipulates us playing the same way. Would make perfect sense from a Spurs point of view.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 16:12:41
Agreed, i think the 433 or 4231 is the way to go. Mason fits as the attacking player in the 3 man mid or the one in the middle of the 3 behind one forward. Either way though you need another physical holding player. Luongo was doing it against Spurs, but we need another experienced head with him. Hollands would fit perfectly.

(http://cdn.eplindex.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Spurs-Formation-2012-131.jpg)

;)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Trashbat? on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 16:19:56
   Foderingham      
         
N.Thompson   Ward   Hall   Byrne
         
   Luongo   Smith   
         
Pritchard   Mason      Tijane
         
   Williams      
         
Story         
L Thompson         
Francis         
TAH         
Barthram         
Bedwell         
Waldon         


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 16:25:00
Mason Williams ?

Should be at Bristol Rovers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhMuCiAe6vA

Theme tune for the lovely summer of 1968...


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 16:38:06
   Foderingham      
         
N.Thompson   Ward   Hall   Byrne
         
   Luongo   Smith   
         
Pritchard   Mason      Tijane
         
   Williams      
         
Story         
L Thompson         
Francis         
TAH         
Barthram         
Bedwell         
Waldon         


I actually quite like that team, if real life were more like FIFA we'd spank a lot of teams next season. Unfortunately I think we'll be quite stringently bullied by a lot of sides.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 16:40:56
I actually quite like that team, if real life were more like FIFA we'd spank a lot of teams next season. Unfortunately I think we'll be quite stringently bullied by a lot of sides.

Agreed, thats why 2 or 3 experienced and bigger players will make the team look decent i think. Need 1 up top, and at least 1 more in midfield.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Trashbat? on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 16:44:00
Imagine Hollands instead of Smith in that team, I would bloody love that.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: random_five on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 16:44:49
Imagine Hollands instead of Smith in that team, I would bloody love that.


This.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 16:47:00
Anyone think that we might be trying to offload our expensive duds + Caddis before getting the experienced players in?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 16:48:44
Anyone think that we might be trying to offload our expensive duds + Caddis before getting the experienced players in?

I do. If we can get the higher paid members of the squad off the payroll then I guess we have some moolah to get in 2 or 3 more experienced players. If we can't then we may be stuck sadly.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 16:49:15
Anyone think that we might be trying to offload our expensive duds + Caddis before getting the experienced players in?
Thought that was said all along - Signings were dependent upon squad movement.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 16:51:29
Anyone think that we might be trying to offload our expensive duds + Caddis before getting the experienced players in?

Indeed. Someone like Benson might not be the player he was, but he's under contract for another year so make use of him. We simply can't afford to not be using a senior player in some way. If that means just using him off the bench for the final 20 minutes then so be it.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: leefer on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 16:56:59
Expensive duds?

Top of the league before this new regime came in,hardly duds.

And Caddis did ok at Brum so not sure i agree with your wording....and Benson is certainly no dud.


Maybe you should have said getting rid of a big decent squad on high wages...that would have been more apt in my view.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: DV Canio on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 16:57:49
Anyone think that we might be trying to offload our expensive duds + Caddis before getting the experienced players in?

I think that's the case.

However, if we can't move the high earners on we might as well play them. Depending on appearance bonuses....


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: singingiiiffy on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 17:06:11
Jed, when question about lack of league 1 experience: Morning.. Agreed on experience trying to get a couple in...


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 17:09:31
Expensive duds?

Top of the league before this new regime came in,hardly duds.

And Caddis did ok at Brum so not sure i agree with your wording....and Benson is certainly no dud.


Maybe you should have said getting rid of a big decent squad on high wages...that would have been more apt in my view.

Caddis I didn't include in my duds statement. Benson's legs were gone at the start of last season, he wasn't good enough for us in League One, and he hardly set Cheltenham alight.

Then you've got Cox (dud), Rooney (both dud), Navarro (dud), Collins (doesn't want to be here).

Wrong again leefer x



Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: DV Canio on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 17:22:44
Cox, Rooney, McEveley, Navarro and Benson would all make our strongest squad, most have a good case to be included in our best 11.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 17:27:00
And yet none were playing regularly when we were at the top of League One.

How can you even judge our best 11 when you haven't seen the majority of them play?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 17:32:42
Cox, Rooney, McEveley, Navarro and Benson would all make our strongest squad, most have a good case to be included in our best 11.

I think there are questions to be asked of Cox (not seen enough) Nevaro (not seen fit for long enough) and Rooney L (50/50, has ability).

No doubt in my mind J Mac is currently better than Byrne and Benson still has enough to at least hold a squad place.

But we can't afford them. And if shifting them means getting more experience in then I guess they need to be shifted ASAP. Probably best for them anyway. I certainly don't hold any grudges against them if they stay because they can't find a club.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: DV Canio on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 17:32:57
And yet none were playing regularly when we were at the top of League One.

...because we had better players at the time keeping them out the team - most of whom have now gone.



Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: leefer on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 17:58:09
Caddis I didn't include in my duds statement. Benson's legs were gone at the start of last season, he wasn't good enough for us in League One, and he hardly set Cheltenham alight.

Then you've got Cox (dud), Rooney (both dud), Navarro (dud), Collins (doesn't want to be here).

Wrong again leefer x



Bli
Caddis I didn't include in my duds statement. Benson's legs were gone at the start of last season, he wasn't good enough for us in League One, and he hardly set Cheltenham alight.

Then you've got Cox (dud), Rooney (both dud), Navarro (dud), Collins (doesn't want to be here).

Wrong again leefer x



No expensive duds here last season....PDC got us top of the league by using the WHOLE squad...each one contributed including all the expensive duds you mention.

Didn't see your bit about Caddis...i must be blinder than you.

Open your eyes..x


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: tans on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 17:59:00
Cox didnt ;)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 18:02:38
And yet none were playing regularly when we were at the top of League One.

How can you even judge our best 11 when you haven't seen the majority of them play?

Of the XI that started at Tranmere (a) in Feb and took us to the top of the league...we're left with Foderingham, Ward and Storey. We'd already lost Ritchie, Hollands and Martin, from the side that looked pwerful around the turn of the year.

Nobody has a clue how our inexperienced, much changed side may do...conventional wisdom suggests a struggle, but it doesn't always work that way.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: leefer on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 18:17:37
Of the XI that started at Tranmere (a) in Feb and took us to the top of the league...we're left with Foderingham, Ward and Storey. We'd already lost Ritchie, Hollands and Martin, from the side that looked pwerful around the turn of the year.

Nobody has a clue how our inexperienced, much changed side may do...conventional wisdom suggests a struggle, but it doesn't always work that way.


My guess is we wont be top with 6 matches to go.

Thats not knocking the new board or the new players...we all know that things had to change.

Just fed up with the constant barracking of ex players who worked there balls of to get us top before the shit hit the fan.(expensive dud statements)

It was a great squad with a will to win,players like De Vita Benson,Navarro(who was MOM in two matches) all contributing to a team who was top of the league and had very good cup runs in two comps.

Most have left because the new board want to sell them for reasons we all understand.....yet they are getting parting shots akin with players we had previously under Wilson who finished rock bottom.





Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: LucienSanchez on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 18:49:12
This squad is not good enough, not old enough, not experienced enough, not tough enough, not selected with a formation or system in mind, and not chosen by a manager who wants them. And that is a recipe for disaster. I am indeed drunk  though...


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 00:24:10

Most have left because the new board want to sell them for reasons we all understand.....yet they are getting parting shots akin with players we had previously under Wilson who finished rock bottom.



Yeah, I'd noticed a fair bit of that.  "Last season's underachievers" was a phrase used more than once on Facebook - what, getting to the play-offs at the first time of asking and only missing out on promotion as a result of best player being sold (amongst other reasons, admittedly)? 


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 02:15:15
Surprised people are so precious about describing former or soon to be former players. Isn't it a written rule that you slag off a player as soon as he leaves? Ritchie is a shit cunt anyway.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: DV Canio on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 07:32:13
This squad is not good enough, not old enough, not experienced enough, not tough enough, not selected with a formation or system in mind, and not chosen by a manager who wants them. And that is a recipe for disaster. I am indeed drunk  though...

In the morning you will be sober....and you're statement will still be true.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 10:19:49
Surprised people are so precious about describing former or soon to be former players. Isn't it a written rule that you slag off a player as soon as he leaves? Ritchie is a shit cunt anyway.
Nah. I think the modern game has changed this.

Ritchie is a mighty fine player, who is far too good to be playing Championship football. He has matured well and is knocking on the door of the Premiership. He is a highly valued asset of Bournemouth and is one that should be snapped up by a Premiership team as soon as possible. Ritchie's value is only going to go up, so Premiership teams should try to table a cheeky £10million bid to get him sooner rather than at 10 times the value later.

Then, after we get our 20% (or whatever it is) sell on fee - He's a shit cunt!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Trashbat? on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 10:24:54
Nah. I think the modern game has changed this.

Ritchie is a mighty fine player, who is far too good to be playing Championship football. He has matured well and is knocking on the door of the Premiership. He is a highly valued asset of Bournemouth and is one that should be snapped up by a Premiership team as soon as possible. Ritchie's value is only going to go up, so Premiership teams should try to table a cheeky £10million bid to get him sooner rather than at 10 times the value later.

Then, after we get our 20% (or whatever it is) sell on fee - He's a shit cunt!

I may be wrong, but I seem to remember we sold him without any future add-ons because we were so desperate for cash.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: chunky monkey on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 10:59:32
I may be wrong, but I seem to remember we sold him without any future add-ons because we were so desperate for cash.

Seem to recall reading that somewhere


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:28:32
I was right then.

Ritchie can rot in the south coast sun


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 12:30:06
I was right then.

Ritchie can rot in the south coast sun
Apparently so - He's a shit cunt! :-)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 14:17:35
Squad numbers available yet?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 14:18:34
Squad numbers available yet?

Yep. Start at 1 and go up from there.  Probably no number 13, though. HTH.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 19:48:07
just noticed that we've signed more players than we've let go


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 20:23:57
@AdverSportCraig: I'd make a thing out of Troy snubbing the pic call today but he already does more than enough on the pitch to earn his 8k a week.

Wtf?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 20:26:29
@AdverSportCraig: I'd make a thing out of Troy snubbing the pic call today but he already does more than enough on the pitch to earn his 8k a week.

Wtf?

Its a good job Troy hasn't got Ledley King'esque knees!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 20:30:52
Who the fuck is that tubbster at the far left of the team photo? Belly on him


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 20:35:47
Who the fuck is that tubbster at the far left of the team photo? Belly on him
Where is this photo?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Boy About Town on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 20:43:57
Its a good job Troy hasn't got Ledley King'esque knees!

TAH is one life form worse than pondlife.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 20:47:12
http://twitter.com/danjohnson_stfc/status/362953159859118080/photo/1


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 20:50:32
TAH is one life form worse than pondlife.

Whats he done to you?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: woolster on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 20:50:45
Who the fuck is that tubbster at the far left of the team photo? Belly on him
Not sure if its the shirts, but a lot of them look like they have beer bellies  :pint:


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 20:52:46
Not sure if its the shirts, but a lot of them look like they have beer bellys :pint:
They shouldn't have beer bellies, they're too young to drink. Is this the Milk Cup squad?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: woolster on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 20:54:00
They shouldn't have beer bellies, they're too young to drink. Is this the Milk Cup squad?
:)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 21:00:07
They shouldn't have beer bellies, they're too young to drink. Is this the Milk Cup squad?

It's puppy fat, once they hit puberty the fat will fall off them, until they find beer that is


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Panda Paws on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 21:36:24
No sign of Ty Belford? Is that not Troy back left?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 21:52:42
No sign of Ty Belford? Is that not Troy black left?

Racist!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: LucienSanchez on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 23:18:43
He's in the group shot... refused to do individual ones and went home


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 23:22:55
he seems like an odd bloke.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 23:29:38
He looks like he's trying to walk out of the team photo!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Baggins on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 23:36:51
As an ex-season ticket holder of 17 years I feel quite sad about how few of the players I can name by looking at that photo.  Foderingham, McEveley (and if one more poster puts an "r" in his name I will cry) and Ward.  I never thought that would happen.  Life gets in the way sometimes.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, August 2, 2013, 00:02:39
McEveley (and if one more poster puts an "r" in his name I will cry)

Surely you mean mcEvarrrrley?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, August 2, 2013, 01:57:53
http://twitter.com/danjohnson_stfc/status/362953159859118080/photo/1
A picture never lies....


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Berniman on Friday, August 2, 2013, 07:25:49
As an ex-season ticket holder of 17 years I feel quite sad about how few of the players I can name by looking at that photo.  Foderingham, McEveley (and if one more poster puts an "r" in his name I will cry) and Ward.  I never thought that would happen.  Life gets in the way sometimes.

But why let it bother you?  just ignore them.

 ;)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: kerry red on Friday, August 2, 2013, 07:45:05
Looking at those guts it does go to prove that breast milk and Ready Brek really gives them a good start in life

Bitty


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, August 2, 2013, 07:46:25
Almost certainly if Troy didn't have knees made from stickle bricks we'd try and punt him.

Expensive waste of a shirt if you ask me.

Fair play if he comes back strong and turns into the player that he was at Exeter but at the moment we've got a spoiled brat being paid excessive wages.

PDC was on sky sports new this morning, if it wasn't my TV i'd have put my foot through it.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, August 2, 2013, 07:54:55
Almost certainly if Troy didn't have knees made from stickle bricks we'd try and punt him.

Expensive waste of a shirt if you ask me.

Fair play if he comes back strong and turns into the player that he was at Exeter but at the moment we've got a spoiled brat being paid excessive wages.

PDC was on sky sports new this morning, if it wasn't my TV i'd have put my foot through it.

From that photo it looks lik his left knee is so weak that he cannot even stand up straight!

Whats your gripe with Paolo it wasn't his fault that we could not deliver the degree of loyalty he demanded.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Batch on Friday, August 2, 2013, 07:56:59
Whats your gripe with Paolo it wasn't his fault that we could not deliver the degree of loyalty he demanded.

He couldn't even deliver the degree of loyalty he demanded.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, August 2, 2013, 08:03:24
From that photo it looks lik his left knee is so weak that he cannot even stand up straight!

Whats your gripe with Paolo it wasn't his fault that we could not deliver the degree of loyalty he demanded.

I don't want to start a big debate again as there have been loads in pre-season, but these rumours of our players being on excessive salaries has worried me and the chaps involved in the club previously have to take some responsibility. My Scottish club Hearts are now deep in the shit by trying to do a similar thing to Swindon (although that was with crazy foreign trigger happy owners) and I look at them and think that could have been us, had someone anyone not come in to tidy up the expensive mess. Jed and Co have lots to learn and need to tell the fans what is going on (Power etc) and improve the communication massively, but to me at least they are trying to salvage something from Paolo's era which surely can't be hard when you are trying to punt 33 year old strikers on big salaries to league 2 clubs, for example. (probably)

Paolo is the easy target, so I am picking him! :)

Oh and I would be a hypocrite to say I didn't love Paolo's time here, some of the football was brilliant, but times change, and he's now an egotistical tampon.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, August 2, 2013, 08:09:45
I don't want to start a big debate again as there have been loads in pre-season, but these rumours of our players being on excessive salaries has worried me and the chaps involved in the club previously have to take some responsibility.

Paolo is the easy target, so I am picking him! :)

Oh and I would be a hypocrite to say I didn't love Paolo's time here, some of the football was brilliant, but times change, and he's now an egotistical tampon.

I agree with all of the above entirely, interesting times and seasons ahead. Whilst it has been frankly depressing at times the last 3 months there is part of me that is glad that it happened when it did as another 2-3 years of the spending and I dread to think what state we would be in.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, August 2, 2013, 13:07:08
SWINDON Town have announced their squad numbers for the 2013/14 season.

1. Wes Foderingham
2. Nathan Thompson
3. Nathan Byrne
4. Massimo Luongo
5. Grant Hall
6. Tijane Reis
7. Ryan Harley
8. Ryan Mason
10. Andy Williams
11. Alex Pritchard
14. Jay McEveley
16. Mark Francis
17. Connor Waldon
18. Alex Ferguson
19. Louis Thompson
20. Miles Storey
21. Alex Smith
22. Darren Ward (Captain)
23. Jack Barthram
26. Aaron Oakley
27. Harry Agombar
30. Leigh Bedwell
35. Kayden Jackson
41. Troy Archibald-Henville

Interesting to see the number 9 jersey has not been given to anybody.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, August 2, 2013, 13:09:21
I noticed that myself JJ


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, August 2, 2013, 13:13:00
I also see the club has announced 2 new members of the coaching staff.

http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/article/coachingadditions-962917.aspx

Quote
PUBLISHED

12:29 2nd August 2013

by Swindontownfc.co.uk
SWINDON Town are delighted to announce two new additions to the first team coaching staff.

Luke Williams joins as a First Team Coach while Michael Cooper will fulfil the role of Sports Scientist.

32 year-old Williams has spent the last three seasons at Brighton and Hove Albion where he was in charge of the Under 21s and was a coach with the reserve team. He has also been an FA Skills Coach and has worked at Leyton Orient and at West Ham.

Cooper qualified as a Sports Scientist from the University of Hertfordshire, where he spent a year working with Championship side Watford. The 24 year-old then studied for a Masters Degree at Loughborough University where he worked with the Universityís first team. He also has recent experience of working with clubs in the Premier League.



Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, August 2, 2013, 13:14:29
I noticed that myself JJ
I think we can all see that an experienced target man is needed and I think this shows that is the priority.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Friday, August 2, 2013, 13:16:48
 
He couldn't even deliver the degree of loyalty he demanded.

 :clap:


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, August 2, 2013, 13:19:51
Also that TAH remains apart from the rest of the squad, as usual.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Trashbat? on Friday, August 2, 2013, 13:26:44
Reis, number 6?? wingers aren't number 6's!!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, August 2, 2013, 13:27:30
I think we can all see that an experienced target man is needed and I think this shows that is the priority.

Or perhaps nobody wanted it?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: STFCFORLIFE on Friday, August 2, 2013, 13:29:52
Navarro hasn't got a squad number then!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, August 2, 2013, 13:45:47
Navarro hasn't got a squad number then!

Or Benson, Caddis and L.Rooney.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: RedRag on Friday, August 2, 2013, 13:50:48
another 2-3 years of the spending and I dread to think what state we would be in.
Yeah, the Premier League is too plastic for us


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, August 2, 2013, 13:52:15
http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/article/coachingadditions-962917.aspx

Liking those polo shirts.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: china red on Friday, August 2, 2013, 13:58:14
On the squad photo who is sat on the left of Mark Cooper?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, August 2, 2013, 14:01:14
On the squad photo who is sat on the left of Mark Cooper?

Luke Williams.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: wokinghamred on Friday, August 2, 2013, 14:01:50
Or Benson, Caddis and L.Rooney.

Or Tyrell Belford. Is he being forced out as well ?
I always thought he was rubbish !


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: china red on Friday, August 2, 2013, 14:04:17
Luke Williams.

He looks like Tisdale.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: london_red on Friday, August 2, 2013, 14:12:35
Someone's put themselves forward for that number 9 shirt. Quality work from Jan the Man on twitter:

Quote from: Jan Aage Fjortoft
I can play for free Swindon Town. And only midweek-games.When there is no ChampionsLeague. And just at County Ground. But I will score goals



Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: kaufman on Friday, August 2, 2013, 14:12:49
The two guys about to sign are in the picture but not given squad numbers as yet.
Unless my eyes are deceiving me?

Lee Cox also not in picture or given squad number.

Well if those 4 players go (Caddis, Benson, Rooney & Navarro) we would have knocked nigh on 2 million off the wage bill reading between the lines of press reports e.t.c.

As long as the squad exceeds a lot of the supporters expectations (getting relegated) then the board have done an excellent job of at least making us sustainable.

Of course if we start to do well, some fans will then demand we should be winning this league and will want us spending cash like it's gone out of fashion.

The Coventry scenario puts things into massive perspective. Roll on Saturday.



Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, August 2, 2013, 14:35:27
The two guys about to sign are in the picture but not given squad numbers as yet.
Unless my eyes are deceiving me?

Lee Cox also

The problem is the photo is so bloody small!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Trashbat? on Friday, August 2, 2013, 14:51:19

Lee Cox also

Are you thinking of the one between L.Thompson and Pritchard? if so that is Barthram.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: The_Doctor on Friday, August 2, 2013, 14:52:05
Alan Navarro also not given a number, although few rumours are he has to be retired due to medical issues.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, August 2, 2013, 14:52:15
Someone's put themselves forward for that number 9 shirt. Quality work from Jan the Man on twitter:

Could do a lot worse. Digby in goal, coax Paul Bodin back, get Lingy in, Fjortoft up front and that'd balance out the average of the squad somewhat. Hoddle might even stick a boot in if he's not too busy.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: kaufman on Friday, August 2, 2013, 14:55:47
Are you thinking of the one between L.Thompson and Pritchard? if so that is Barthram.

Sorry I'm saying Lee cox is not in the picture or given a number. I'll edit!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Riddick on Friday, August 2, 2013, 14:57:17
I assume they are waiting for football league approval and that the liverpool keeper will be 13 and that 12 & 15 will be taken by the two lads not signed, Kasim and Branco is it?



Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, August 2, 2013, 15:01:17
I assume they are waiting for football league approval and that the liverpool keeper will be 13 and that 12 &amp; 15 will be taken by the two lads not signed, Kasim and Branco is it?
yarp

Disappointed that Caddis et al haven't been given a squad number, might as well use them if we're paying them


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, August 2, 2013, 15:01:24
The problem is the photo is so bloody small!

(http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/cms_images/featureteamshot247-962801_1600x900.jpg)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Trashbat? on Friday, August 2, 2013, 15:33:02
I see Troy has said on twitter that he didn't ask for 41, wasn't consulted about it and doesn't like it!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, August 2, 2013, 15:37:11
I see Troy has said on twitter that he didn't ask for 41, wasn't consulted about it and doesn't like it!

I don't like the fact that he's taking a wage & not representing the club in a good light. I wasn't consulted about it either!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, August 2, 2013, 15:38:28
Can someone put names to the whole lineup please?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Friday, August 2, 2013, 15:38:53
I see Troy has said on twitter that he didn't ask for 41, wasn't consulted about it and doesn't like it!

Well I wouldn't worry about it too much if i was him, its not as if he's going to be wearing it often unless he pops one on on his visit to the physio.  


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, August 2, 2013, 15:40:46
Who is the mini-man sat between Byrne & Ward?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, August 2, 2013, 15:43:25
Who is the mini-man sat between Byrne & Ward?
Thats Agombar isn't it?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Trashbat? on Friday, August 2, 2013, 15:43:39
Who is the mini-man sat between Byrne & Ward?

Jed's brothers, cousins, fathers, uncles former flat mate....Mr Agombar


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: DV Canio on Friday, August 2, 2013, 15:54:01
I fully understand that those not given a squad number aren't going to play most likely because they have...

Appearance fees
Win bonuses
Goal bonuses
Out going transfer fee depending of playing x games for us
Automatic contract renewal

Now, I don't know the mindset of the professional footballer but is it not possible the likes of Caddis or Benson would be willing to waiver points 1,2,3 and 5 in order to play some football?

It's in the players best interest to be playing even if its just to put themselves in the shop window, plus volunteering to lose out financially is at least a bit of good positive publicity for the player.

Anyone thinking of signing them is going to wonder if their exclusion is partly attitude based, aren't they....


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, August 2, 2013, 16:28:50
I don't like the fact that he's taking a wage & not representing the club in a good light. I wasn't consulted about it either!
he really doesn't look amused in that team photo either, looks as if he's got a bus to catch. it reminds me of the squad photo with Igoe and Gurney


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: pauld on Friday, August 2, 2013, 17:27:50
Who is the mini-man sat between Byrne & Ward?

Thats Agombar isn't it?
So he's a mini-bar?



I'll get me coat...


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, August 2, 2013, 18:47:29
he really doesn't look amused in that team photo either, looks as if he's got a bus to catch. it reminds me of the squad photo with Igoe and Gurney

He's at an angle because, as I've said in another post, the docs have been hacking away at his knees to find the good stuff. Obviously they've left one shorter than the other.

Seriously, however, getting all moany on Twitter about your squad number when you're being supported with both wages and medical bills by a club who your only real service to has been posting pictures of large-bottomed girls on twitter is the height of making a mountain out of a fucking molehill. Just be glad you're playing football and not flipping burgers you dozy cunt.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Friday, August 2, 2013, 22:33:16
Kasim is 15
Branco is 29


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 15:13:16
Luke Rooney has joined Crawley on loan till January.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: tans on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 15:21:19
Good, overrated and shit.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: FatSmurf on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 12:28:30
Kasim is 15

Stone?!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 12:30:02
Not bad for a fat un though, is he. Clearly not match fit but based on yesterday could be one hell of as player once he is.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 12:30:36
Stone?!

Maybe, but quality with it...a new Scott Leitch.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 12:31:08
Not bad for a fat un though, is he. Clearly not match fit but based on yesterday could be one hell of as player once he is.

Not having seen him play can't really comment, but from his build and ability I get the impression he could become something of a cult hero.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Benzel on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 12:34:55
He's my favourite player already.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 12:41:55
He's my favourite player already.

Have we ever had an Iraqi under 23 international before?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 12:42:57
Not having seen him play can't really comment, but from his build and ability I get the impression he could become something of a cult hero.
If he could put out some barely coherent Tweets a la Cibboci then it would seal the deal. Its in his grasp although we don't know his favourite cheese.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 12:54:04
I'll bet it's Jalmeed.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 13:21:21
Have we ever had an Iraqi under 23 international before?

Our very own WMD?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 13:27:38
He's my favourite player already.

Mine too.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 13:28:17
If he could put out some barely coherent Tweets a la Cibboci then it would seal the deal. Its in his grasp although we don't know his favourite cheese.

Is he on twitter?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 13:39:42
Haven't got a clue but he needs to for cult status. It would also be a good way of getting a new contract offer from Jed.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 16:23:55
Is he on twitter?
https://twitter.com/YaserKasim


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, August 8, 2013, 12:28:32
See that the player profile thingy on the website is now up to date, couple of bids to replace Ferry in the crazy hair status going on - think its a battle between Hall and Storey.

Also notice that for TAH they have used last years photo I assume as he flounced off before the player photo's were taken.



Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: joteddyred on Monday, August 19, 2013, 22:39:13
Has anyone heard anything about Tijane Reis' injury? I've been told he's going to be out for a few months apparently having done his cartilage?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: kaufman on Friday, August 23, 2013, 13:43:27
Sat for a couple of minutes going through the players who have left or look likely to by the end of window.

I'll miss out the Keeper, and that's not including Navarro and Cox who look likely to be shipped out or contracts run down without playing.
            

Caddis, Flint, Devera, Mccormack

Ritchie, Miller, Ferry Roberts

Collins Williams

L.Rooney
A.Rooney
Devita
Benson
Smith


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: joteddyred on Friday, August 23, 2013, 14:01:58
You've missed Devera and Ferry.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: kaufman on Friday, August 23, 2013, 14:14:03
Pardon?
They're in there fella, think your eyes were deceiving you.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Kinky Tom on Friday, August 23, 2013, 14:21:52
Pardon?
They're in there fella, think your eyes were deceiving you.

fella?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: kaufman on Friday, August 23, 2013, 14:28:36
fella?

That'll learn me to reply too quickly. Apologies Joteddyred if you are a female of the species.
Usernames don't always give stuff like that away.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Thursday, August 29, 2013, 20:55:20
Frome Town FC ‏@frometownfc 1h
Town sign two Swindon Town players on months loan - welcome to Alex Ferguson (midfield) and Connor waldron (striker)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: joteddyred on Thursday, August 29, 2013, 21:52:51
That'll learn me to reply too quickly. Apologies Joteddyred if you are a female of the species.
Usernames don't always give stuff like that away.

Only just seen this.  No need to apologise.  Some on here would say that my whinging at times make it obvious I'm female  :)

My eyes were clearly playing tricks on me.  Missed them completely.  Sorry.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: pauld on Thursday, August 29, 2013, 22:20:52
Only just seen this.  No need to apologise.  Some on here would say that my whinging at times make it obvious I'm female  :)
You mean as opposed to the stoic stiff upper lip exhibited by the blokes on here?????


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Friday, August 30, 2013, 13:36:39
According to Sam Morshead we might see a signing today.  Striker I assume.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: dphunt88 on Friday, August 30, 2013, 13:54:54
First year pro's, Connor Waldon and Alex Ferguson, have both joined Frome Town F.C. on one-month loan deals;

http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/sport/10644344.CALOR_LEAGUE_PREMIER_DIVISION__Frome_bring_in_four__but_Ballinger_departs/

Their first games will be against Jed's Banbury United tomorrow.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, September 2, 2013, 21:08:20
I think it's fair to say that the squad is now settled and we've successfully managed to shift the players we wanted rid of. Only the whereabouts of Navarro and Cox leave us pondering...


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Power to people on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 11:44:58
Navarro is injured currently speaking to specialists to decide if his career is over and Cox has been playing some of the reserve matches, probably end up out on loan for fitness and to test his injury


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 12:41:58
First year pro's, Connor Waldon and Alex Ferguson, have both joined Frome Town F.C. on one-month loan deals;

http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/sport/10644344.CALOR_LEAGUE_PREMIER_DIVISION__Frome_bring_in_four__but_Ballinger_departs/

Their first games will be against Jed's Banbury United tomorrow.
Fix! Betting scandal waiting to happen with Jed as the Mr Big :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Power to people on Thursday, September 26, 2013, 16:52:49
Heard Power say in his interview the wage bill is down to £2.3k, I cant remember the figure that they said they was aiming for


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, September 26, 2013, 16:59:35
I wonder how much Ranger will be on. As we were paying Adam Rooney 8k a week, Ranger must be on about 30k!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: london_red on Thursday, September 26, 2013, 17:00:33
About a grand


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, September 26, 2013, 22:48:03
Heard Power say in his interview the wage bill is down to £2.3k, I cant remember the figure that they said they was aiming for

Really?  So that means no player is on anymore than £100 a month.  I take my hats off to the new board, they negotiate better than Daniel Leavy.

BTW the figure they were aiming for was £2.4m


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: DMR on Friday, September 27, 2013, 11:27:57
Really?  So that means no player is on anymore than £100 a month.  I take my hats off to the new board, they negotiate better than Daniel Leavy.


Just laughed a mouthful of coffee down my front. You cunt.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Power to people on Friday, September 27, 2013, 12:50:30
Really?  So that means no player is on anymore than £100 a month.  I take my hats off to the new board, they negotiate better than Daniel Leavy.

BTW the figure they were aiming for was £2.4m

Ooops wrong letter how the hell could it have been K  :-[


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Berniman on Friday, September 27, 2013, 15:18:17
Just laughed a mouthful of coffee down my front. You cunt.

You're welcome!  :D


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, October 12, 2013, 18:53:28
Has Luke Rooney played for Crawley yet?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, October 12, 2013, 19:06:38
Has Luke Rooney played for Crawley yet?

Not since August.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: THE FLASH on Saturday, October 12, 2013, 19:44:37
Really?  So that means no player is on anymore than £100 a month.  I take my hats off to the new board, they negotiate better than Daniel Leavy.

BTW the figure they were aiming for was £2.4m

Excellent!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, October 12, 2013, 19:51:17
Not since August.

Really doesn't seem like 2 months ago since Wolves played Crawley on the box!!

He doesn't get much game time anywhere he goes does he?!..


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, October 31, 2013, 16:57:01
See Salisbury are on tv tonight. Any chance of Storey playing?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, November 1, 2013, 01:33:44
See Salisbury are on tv tonight. Any chance of Storey playing?

Injured...I hear his loan is up after this game?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 13:17:19
Is Alan Navarro still with us? He's been about as much use as a one legged man in an arse kicking competition and I bet he's on a fair wedge.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: tans on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 13:19:52
He's been about as much use as a one legged man in an arse kicking competition and I bet he's on a fair wedge.

I think thats the problem isnt it, knees gone. Poor sod.

He was alright when he played holding role in front of the defence


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: PetsWinPrizes on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 20:22:40
Is Alan Navarro still with us? He's been about as much use as a one legged man in an arse kicking competition and I bet he's on a fair wedge.

Power said during the phone in that he is going to retire but he in the process of talking to his insurers. 


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Power to people on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 17:29:59
I womder if the club are able to claim any compensation themselves for a player that get's pensioned off through injury if just have to keep paying his wages until it's sorted


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 18:16:45
I presume if the club has him insured there has to be some sort of pay-off - whether the club get any is anyone's N'Guess


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 18:36:42
I'd imagine the insurance is paid to him so we don't have to pay the rest of his contract. Possibly back-dated to the time of the injury so we get his wages we've spent out back.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Thursday, January 30, 2014, 17:36:24
Alex Pritchard banned for two matches after picking up 10 bookings

And according to Sam ,Reis and TAH came thru Brum closed doors game but need another development game


Title: Re:
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, January 30, 2014, 19:49:44
Did Troy remember which team he plays for?


Title: Re:
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, January 30, 2014, 20:03:56
Did Troy remember which team he plays for?

"It's the one in red isn't it? Swimble Town or something?"

Although if he plays an away game he'll be used to the blue kit at least from Carlisle.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: JoeMezz on Saturday, March 15, 2014, 21:36:46
Am I the only one who thinks that Storey isn't actually that good?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Saturday, March 15, 2014, 21:40:43
I'd like to see him given a run of 5-6 games to see what he's made of. I think there's a decent player there. A lot of our fans have written him off, I hope they are wrong.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: donkey on Sunday, March 16, 2014, 01:23:03
Am I the only one who thinks that Storey isn't actually that good?

Apparently not. There seem to be quite a few who don't rate him. I think he's got a good chance to do well for us. Against Coventry he looked a man not a boy. I'd like to see him given a good run in the side.


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Only Me on Sunday, March 16, 2014, 02:23:19
Am I the only one who thinks that Storey isn't actually that good?
No, but I think he can be a very good player, given the chance.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Batch on Sunday, March 16, 2014, 09:25:50
I'd just like to see him given a fair crack of the whip,  rather than half a game here and there.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, March 16, 2014, 15:23:24
He needs to play alongside a centre forward to be effective.

The problem is, like a lot of team today we like to play with one up front & five in midfield from the start of games. Only going to two upfront if you are chasing a game.

So the question is, do you change the system to accommodate a young player to see if he has what it takes?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, March 16, 2014, 15:29:00
Smith and storey at home worth a go?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, March 16, 2014, 15:32:55
Smith and storey at home worth a go?

I would be happy for us to play with two up front, but that's not how the manager/owner want us to play.

It may leave us a bit more exposed having a man less in midfield (especially with the non tackling Harley), but maybe if the back four from yesterday can make us a bit more solid at the back we will think it's worth the gamble. 


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, March 16, 2014, 15:35:32
I would be happy for us to play with two up front, but that's not how the manager/owner want us to play.

It may leave us a bit more exposed having a man less in midfield (especially with the non tackling Harley), but maybe if the back four from yesterday can make us a bit more solid at the back we will think it's worth the gamble. 

Agreed. However it was quite frustrating yesterday when we would pass the ball about and 20 passes later city would have a goal kick whereas they would have 3 good passes and get a corner, seemed counter productive.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, March 16, 2014, 16:08:47
Agreed. However it was quite frustrating yesterday when we would pass the ball about and 20 passes later city would have a goal kick whereas they would have 3 good passes and get a corner, seemed counter productive.
Pass for product not for vanity.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, March 16, 2014, 16:12:19
Agreed. However it was quite frustrating yesterday when we would pass the ball about and 20 passes later city would have a goal kick whereas they would have 3 good passes and get a corner, seemed counter productive.

It helps having pace up front, when we hit a long pass the ball is quickly lost and just comes straight back.

The problem with our passing is that it is just too slow, meaning the opposition have time to adjust to it & so we end up going nowhere. A lot of this is related to the fact that we don't have enough movement from most of our forward players.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Batch on Sunday, March 16, 2014, 19:14:49
It helps having pace up front, when we hit a long pass the ball is quickly lost and just comes straight back.

The problem with our passing is that it is just too slow, meaning the opposition have time to adjust to it & so we end up going nowhere. A lot of this is related to the fact that we don't have enough movement from most of   our forward player   s  .

Corrected for you.

The confused Shrewsbury/Wolves fan from work that came to the Wolves game said exactly the same thing about our central midfield - too slow/methodical in the pass and nearly always playing it down the middle, meaning an organised team like Wolves could easily regroup and get the ball back


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Monday, March 17, 2014, 18:05:44
Anyone know if Williams is definitely out of contract at the end of the season or if he's got another year to run? I'm sure somebody on here mentioned that Cooper said he has another year to run during the fans phone in but the Adver had him down as one of the out of contract players on their list sometime last week.
   Also what's the latest with Tijane? Doesn't seem to have been named amongst the subs for the last few games!! I'm guessing that's down to a relapse of his injury.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, March 17, 2014, 18:15:19
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18490029

Beeb had him down as being on a 2 year deal.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, March 17, 2014, 19:23:45
Anyone know if Williams is definitely out of contract at the end of the season or if he's got another year to run? I'm sure somebody on here mentioned that Cooper said he has another year to run during the fans phone in but the Adver had him down as one of the out of contract players on their list sometime last week.
Power stated before the game a couple of weeks ago that Williams is one of the big earners at the club and is out of contract at the end of the season.

The same time as he said the club are trying to extend Troys contract here, he said that (Troy playing that day) will put to rest the doubt about us wanting to pay Exeter any more money in transfer/appearance fees......if you are on of the fans that believes what our esteemed leader says to the press, if you are not one of those fans then Williams probably has another year left on his contract and Troy won't play any more games because we cannot afford the extra £20k appearance fee......


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Monday, March 17, 2014, 19:29:25
Power stated before the game a couple of weeks ago that Williams is one of the big earners at the club and is out of contract at the end of the season.

The same time as he said the club are trying to extend Troys contract here, he said that (Troy playing that day) will put to rest the doubt about us wanting to pay Exeter any more money in transfer/appearance fees......if you are on of the fans that believes what our esteemed leader says to the press, if you are not one of those fans then Williams probably has another year left on his contract and Troy won't play any more games because we cannot afford the extra £20k appearance fee......
There's potentially another 60k going Exeter's way in terms of appearance money if Troy reaches the 60 game mark! Personally I'd be doing everything we can to hold onto him as I think he's got the ability to be a top player for us. However it all comes down to his long term fitness as the knee is obviously still proving to be a major problem given that he can't do 2 games in a week. I always thought Williams was out of contract come the seasons end and if that is the case then he's as good as gone imo. 


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, March 17, 2014, 19:32:28
With good injury management hopefully we can get Troy back to fitness, its a big ask though as it was bad injury.

If he can get back to fitness then he may become the player I always though (hoped) he was going to be for us.

I remember the first time I saw him, he stood out in a pre season game vs Weston.

Henville is a man mountain and can dribble and run with the ball, good in the tackle and good distribution...made only 1 slight mistake which cost us a corner otherwise was excellent.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Empathy Sloth on Monday, March 17, 2014, 21:09:51
I really rate him too, shame about him only being able to play one game a week.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 08:34:32
Troy is class, hope he can get fit and stay fit. He's still only 25 so time is on his side.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 10:44:08
Troy is a bit of a cult hero and his recent performances coming back after a bad injury have been very impressive (including a laugh out loud booking against Oldham).

I hope JMAC and Troy stay but I suspect we are going to have to offer them reduced terms which unfortunately might see them in non-Town colours next season.

Its a shame we can't use PDC's top class injury specialists as it seems both Troy and JMac have had backstreet operations from Bob in Eldene for a couple of hundred quid.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 20:01:04
Troy is a bit of a cult hero and his recent performances coming back after a bad injury have been very impressive (including a laugh out loud booking against Oldham).

I hope JMAC and Troy stay but I suspect we are going to have to offer them reduced terms which unfortunately might see them in non-Town colours next season.

Its a shame we can't use PDC's top class injury specialists as it seems both Troy and JMac have had backstreet operations from Bob in Eldene for a couple of hundred quid.
Wasn't the issue that PDC's 'top class injury specialist' wasn't so 'top class' after all?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 21:15:16
Wasn't the issue that PDC's 'top class injury specialist' wasn't so 'top class' after all?
I assumed Bob was being sarcy tbh


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:39:29
Seemingly I can't wait until the seasons end to raise these questions but this time next month it'll be all over for another campaign.

Looking at whos's contract is expiring, I'm quite reassured by who are contracted beyond the summer.

Out of Contract: Summer 2014

James McEveley
Troy Archibald-Henville
Nile Ranger (we have that option)

Alex Smith
Raphael Rossi Branco
Jack Barthram
Dany N'Guessan

Lee Cox
Andy Williams
Paul Benson
Alan Navarro

Connor Waldon
Leigh Bedwell
Mark Francis
Alex Ferguson
Aaron Oakley
Kayden Jackson

Harry Agombar

I expect we'll do all we can to keep Ranger on the straight and narrow. McEveley will be offered reduced terms.

Alex Smith will probably be offered a new contract. Not sure about Branco and Barthram.

I think pretty much everyone else will go.

Thoughts please TEFers.

(I've probably missed someone out. Congratulations if you point that out)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:42:54
Seemingly I can't wait until the seasons end to raise these questions but this time next month it'll be all over for another campaign.

Looking at whos's contract is expiring, I'm quite reassured by who are contracted beyond the summer.

Out of Contract: Summer 2014

Darren Ward
James McEveley
Troy Archibald-Henville
Nile Ranger (we have that option)

Alex Smith
Raphael Rossi Branco
Jack Barthram
Dany N'Guessan

Lee Cox
Andy Williams
Paul Benson
Alan Navarro

Connor Waldon
Leigh Bedwell
Mark Francis
Alex Ferguson
Aaron Oakley
Kayden Jackson

Harry Agombar

I expect we'll do all we can to keep Ranger on the straight and narrow. McEveley will be offered reduced terms.

Alex Smith will probably be offered a new contract. Not sure about Branco and Barthram.

I think pretty much everyone else will go.

Thoughts please TEFers.

(I've probably missed someone out. Congratulations if you point that out)

Didn't Ward sign a new contract during the season to reduce his wage but extend the term?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14)
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:45:19
Didn't Ward sign a new contract during the season to reduce his wage but extend the term?

He did indeed. A correction straight off the bat, well done.

Do you have an opinion on who we should keep?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:46:38
Ward is under contract until the end of the 2015 season.

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/10621583.Ward_signs_new_Town_deal/

EDIT: beaten to it :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:49:47
Barthram for sure. Can't understand why he's not had more game time.

Lee Cox and Alex Smith, too.

Be nice to keep JMac, Troy and Ranger


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:54:13
Seemingly I can't wait until the seasons end to raise these questions but this time next month it'll be all over for another campaign.

Looking at whos's contract is expiring, I'm quite reassured by who are contracted beyond the summer.

Out of Contract: Summer 2014

James McEveley
Troy Archibald-Henville
Nile Ranger (we have that option)

Alex Smith
Raphael Rossi Branco
Jack Barthram
Dany N'Guessan

Lee Cox
Andy Williams
Paul Benson
Alan Navarro

Connor Waldon
Leigh Bedwell
Mark Francis
Alex Ferguson
Aaron Oakley
Kayden Jackson

Harry Agombar

I expect we'll do all we can to keep Ranger on the straight and narrow. McEveley will be offered reduced terms.

Alex Smith will probably be offered a new contract. Not sure about Branco and Barthram.

I think pretty much everyone else will go.

Thoughts please TEFers.

(I've probably missed someone out. Congratulations if you point that out)

If possible I would keep -

JMac
Troy
Ranger
Smith
Barthram
Lee Cox

And the best 1 or 2 of the youngsters (can't really judge as haven't seen them)

Realistically I think only Alex Smith, Barthram, Ranger, Cox and some youngsters will be retained. Would maybe offer Ward a new player/coach contract with the coaching side given greater precedence.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:55:51
I think we will offer reduced terms to Jay Mac, Troy and probably Cox.

Alex Smith, Barthram and Branco will all get offered 1 year extensions I think.

Ranger will be offered a new deal.

Out of the youngsters I am not sure but with Ferguson, Waldron and Francis being on the bench this season then I think they will probably all get new deals.

The rest I don't think will be with us next season. N'Guessan, Williams, Benson, Navarro, Bedwell, Oakley, Jackson & Agombar will all be freed.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:57:40
I've not seen anything of Lee Cox so can't comment on his ability bit he's a Black era signing and surely on too much to be a potential fringe player?



Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:59:14
I think we will offer reduced terms to Jay Mac, Troy and probably Cox.

Alex Smith, Barthram and Branco will all get offered 1 year extensions I think.

Ranger will be offered a new deal.

Out of the youngsters I am not sure but with Ferguson, Waldron and Francis being on the bench this season then I think they will probably all get new deals.

The rest I don't think will be with us next season. N'Guessan, Williams, Benson, Navarro, Bedwell, Oakley, Jackson & Agombar will all be freed.


If be very surprised if Ferguson and Francis are here next season.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 13:00:16
From the last couple of games Cox has played he should be more than a fringe player.

If Cooper doesn't think he will become a regular starter, I suppose he'll go


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Benzel on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 13:08:20
I hope we keep Cox. I really think him and Kasim could make a great pairing. A couple of tough tackling, ball winning CMs.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 13:09:26
Seemingly I can't wait until the seasons end to raise these questions but this time next month it'll be all over for another campaign.

Looking at whos's contract is expiring, I'm quite reassured by who are contracted beyond the summer.

Out of Contract: Summer 2014

James McEveley
Troy Archibald-Henville
Nile Ranger (we have that option)

Alex Smith
Raphael Rossi Branco
Jack Barthram
Dany N'Guessan

Lee Cox
Andy Williams
Paul Benson
Alan Navarro

Connor Waldon
Leigh Bedwell
Mark Francis
Alex Ferguson
Aaron Oakley
Kayden Jackson

Harry Agombar

Out of those I expect,

Agombar
Oakley
Ferguson
Francis
Navarro
Benson (already signed a deal for Luton if you believe their fans)
Williams
N'guessan
Troy

To not be offered new deals. Troy is a tricky one, but that's going on Coopers apparent comments to members of the Town End recently. I hope we figure out a way to keep him in. I didn't add Barthram to that list purely because I'd like to see him stay, he's impressed me when he's come in and deserves a fair crack. Cox seems happy to be a part of things here as well, and he's done well recently so I think he'll come back into the mix.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: PetsWinPrizes on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 13:22:48
The thing with Troy is, we can't afford (and shouldn't) offer him the same wages again.

However few L1 clubs will, and out of those than can, who will honestly fancy forking out huge sums given his rare appearances over the last two years.

It may be the best option for both him and us, for him to extend for another year on reduced terms. He'll be 26 then, perfect time to get a decent move if he's proved he can still perform for a whole
season.



Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: PetsWinPrizes on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 13:23:49
I thought Lee Power said during the fans phone in that Williams had another year to go? I hope he was mistaken.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 13:25:42
If Archibald-Henville really can't play two games in a week or isn't able to train everyday then he's not going to get loads of offers this summer. Well I assume he wouldn't anyway..


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 13:29:35
If Archibald-Henville really can't play two games in a week or isn't able to train everyday then he's not going to get loads of offers this summer. Well I assume he wouldn't anyway..
Shitty willl sign him, they like signing our defenders. ;)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 13:35:53
Shitty willl sign him, they like signing our defenders. ;)

Jokes aside, I'm always weary of Bristol City and their budget.

Obviously, no issues if it turns out like Flint... and Heywood.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 13:36:17
I thought Lee Power said during the fans phone in that Williams had another year to go? I hope he was mistaken.
Williams signed a 2 year contract when PdC was in charge on the 28th June 2012.

http://www.swindonweb.com/?m=133&s=1825&ss=1913&c=11270&t=Paolo%27s+A-Team


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 13:37:23
Jokes aside, I'm always weary of Bristol City and their budget.
The thing is, Shitty have a budget big enough (currently) to encompass a player like Troy who can only play a certain amount of games.


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: herthab on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 13:51:45
Jokes aside, I'm always weary of Bristol City and their budget.

Obviously, no issues if it turns out like Flint... and Heywood.
Yeah, they bore me as well....


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 13:55:00
If be very surprised if Ferguson and Francis are here next season.

As much as I agree with your comment, if you think back to Nathan Thompson, it took him 2-3 years of being a pro before he came good. Now he is one of the first names on the team sheet. Look at his stats, he hardly featured the first 4 season he was a pro.

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Person.asp?PersonID=THOMPSON


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: PetsWinPrizes on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 13:57:42
As much as I agree with your comment, if you think back to Nathan Thompson, it took him 2-3 years of being a pro before he came good. Now he is one of the first names on the team sheet. Look at his stats, he hardly featured the first 4 season he was a pro.

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Person.asp?PersonID=THOMPSON

If they have any potential at all in Coopers/ Powers eyes I suspect they'll be kept, they won't be on much at all.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 14:01:48
If they have any potential at all in Coopers/ Powers eyes I suspect they'll be kept, they won't be on much at all.

True, although from what I hear from a lad at work whos quite chummy with one of the first year pro's, they get given allowances for stupid things like £250 p/w for living at home rather than in a hotel etc.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 14:13:38
If Troy can't play and train properly, could he retire and take the insurance money?

I have a vague recollection of Roberts doing this


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 15:33:35
 We've been told there will be 20 of our players next season, so it should be relatively easy to work out who that will be...

 Something like...

Branco
Belford
Foderingham (unless sold)
Thompson twins
Ward
Byrne
Kasim
Gladwin
Luongo
Harley
The Smiths
Barker
Ranger (usual provisos applying)
Storey
Barttram

That leaves wriggle room for 3 others.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 15:50:52
Are we planning for a squad of 20 plus a similar intake of loanees?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 15:54:03
Are we planning for a squad of 20 plus a similar intake of loanees?

What 20 loanees?  :)

You can't run a squad in this day and age on only 20 players, so you'd imagine it will be supplemented by about 3/4 loanees.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 16:00:39
What 20 loanees?  :)

You can't run a squad in this day and age on only 20 players, so you'd imagine it will be supplemented by about 3/4 loanees.

Poorly/incorrectly worded. Deserved.

:)


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: nigel grays a postie on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 16:13:31
Barthram has looked pretty ok whenever I've seen him but Cooper doesn't exactly seem a big fan and its hard to see him shifting Nathan Thompson from the first team other than for injury or suspension. In which case Cooper would most likely replace him with Nathan Byrne. If McEveley goes elsewhere then maybe Byrne would compete with Smith (or god forbid Reckord) for left back slot and Barthram would have a shot at stepping in at right back but I think Cooper is more likely to extend Branco who gives options as right back, 3rd man in a back 3, or 2nd centre back.

Ferguson, Francis and Oakley don't really seem to have challenged for place in first team. Have they actually made the bench this season? So expect them all to be off to Chippenham or Supermarine. Waldon may get another year but probably needs to make reasonable impact when Cooper gives him a chance as he kind of did against Sheff Utd. But in view of desire for quality not quantity I think he's got quite a lot to do to earn another year.

Would imagine Jay, Troy and Cox might get hugely reduced offers but acceptance entirely dependent on what else is on table for them elsewhere
















Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Honkytonk on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 16:57:12
Are we planning for a squad of 20 plus a similar intake of loanees?

I'd imagine that's the plan. 20 full-time squad players plus 4/5 loanees. I'd be happy if the core of  the squad looks like this next year (Similar to Reg):

Fods
Belford
Thompson 1, the Greater
Thompson 2, the Younger
New Centre Back
Troy/Ward (either, I don't expect both. We have to keep Ward really if we get rid of Troy, but I would prefer Troy)
Alex Smith
Byrne
Kasim
Gladwin
Luongo
Harley (Not a huge fan, but eh, he'll probably stay and he might improve)
Michael Smith
Nile Ranger (as Reg said, usual provisos)
Storey

That's 16. If possible it'd be good if we keep:
Cox - he's a good player who's had a fair bit work against him in the past few years.
Branco - (he's had a stuttery season, but I do think he's one who's only going to improve.
Jay Mac - not going to lie, he's finally proved me wrong this season, want him to stay.

So that makes 19, which is deliberate as in m wildest dreams I see us signing a young striker who turns into the next Charlie Austin.

As for loans, it'd be good to have Pritchard back, although I do think he'll go to a Championship side next season. Mason is someone likely to come back I think, possibly as a permanent signing. Stephens has done a brilliant job, so it'd be great to have him for a season. Would be nice to have a winger or two on loan, there are some decent ones floating about Premiership youth/development sides. As a complete pipedream, Nick Powell would be a great player to have- he's not getting a look in at Man U and was easily one of the best players in the lower leagues before he went up North.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 18:24:45
Nick Powell would be a great player to have- he's not getting a look in at Man U and was easily one of the best players in the lower leagues before he went up North.
One of the best players in the Championship currently and will probably get a Premier League loan next season.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 18:37:54
One of the best players in the Championship currently and will probably get a Premier League loan next season.
Almost definately. He has been Wigans best performer this season and is in line for player of the season.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Honkytonk on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 20:33:56
Almost definately. He has been Wigans best performer this season and is in line for player of the season.

Shit me, utterly missed that he was on loan at Wigan this season.

Whoosh.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: RedRag on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 22:57:27
Nick Powell would be a great player to have- he's not getting a look in at Man U and was easily one of the best players in the lower leagues before he went up North.
Agreed, he was the best player on the park when we opened with the 3-0 home win v Crew Alex under PDC.

But in what era would the twenty mile northerly trip from Crewe to Manchester have constituted going "oop Norf"


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 00:04:59
... it's further North than Crewe, therefore is up North in comparison.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 08:22:49
... it's further North than Crewe, therefore is up North in comparison.
Going up in the world, literally.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:31:09
Josue Antonio becomes our latest 'work experience' Samsung winner.

Good name though.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:34:06
I suppose the 'sue' part is quite apt for us.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:38:48
Josue Antonio becomes our latest 'work experience' Samsung winner.

Good name though.
I see Kayden Jackson scored for Oxford City again Tuesday, not sure how many goals he has scored this term for Supermarine and Pox City but it must be close to 30.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:40:32
Worth giving him a go last couple of games this season JJ?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:48:46
Worth giving him a go last couple of games this season JJ?
Obviously the coaching staff know what sort of a player he is but he does seem to be scoring regularly at Oxford as well as the spell at Supermarine where he bagged 12 goals in 14 games.

Looks like it could be a slight attitude problem with the amount of effort he puts in if this is anything to go by....

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/sport/10927182.FOOTBALL__Jackson_told_to_work_hard_or_lose_place/

I personally can't see him being a lot worse than Michael Smith, no offence to the lad Smith but he doesn't look like a footballer with any confidence.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Tails on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:52:06
That's probably because the fans keep hounding him.

Smith is OK. His first touch is horrendous but he's chipped in with a few 'strikers' goals and he's also played some lovely through balls (ie, Storeys goal v Sheff Utd)

He's a work in progress though. He puts a shift in, he will come good. Unless the fans shatter his confidence completely.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:54:08
That's probably because the fans keep hounding him.

Smith is OK. His first touch is horrendous but he's chipped in with a few 'strikers' goals and he's also played some lovely through balls (ie, Storeys goal v Sheff Utd)

He's a work in progress though. He puts a shift in, he will come good. Unless the fans shatter his confidence completely.

As if fans could completely shatter a striker's confidence!

'cough' Andy Williams 'cough'


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:57:00
Just had a quick check and no he hasn't got anywhere near 30, he scored 12 for Supermarine and 8 for Pox City so he has scored 20 this season.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:06:16
I think Cooper's got a cheek to blame the fans for getting on Smith's back.

After every game he bangs on about the forwards (i.e Smith) not retaining the ball well enough.

Then coming out with the comment that if we had Madine up front we would have beaten Carlisle.

Seems like its him who's more likely to be denting his confidence.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Tails on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:31:21
Probably not constructive, but we dont see what happens behind the scenes + he starts every game so he obviously has some faith in him.

Booing him and cheering him when he gets subbed probably hits him harder.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:15:01
Well he should try not to be so fucking shit then. Not saying I boo because I never boo my own team, but he is Fola Onion Bhaji bad and if he can't accept a bit of stick from the crowd then he probably won't make it as a footballer.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:23:04
To be fair Keith Scott couldn't trap a bag of cement but I don't remember the fans ever getting on his back so bad!


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:28:00
To be fair Keith Scott couldn't trap a bag of cement but I don't remember the fans ever getting on his back so bad!

People didn't have internet and social networks.

The only opinions I heard about Swindon Town back then was my old mans and those irrational terrace comments.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Saxondale on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 14:23:09
This thread should be closed as its irrelevant what with Jed coming back and reinventing the football world in the same way he did double glazing.  In fact all threads should be closed pending the resurrection of the Jed.



Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 14:23:51
even the boobs thread?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Saxondale on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 14:27:03
Jed is going to reinvent tits. 


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 14:28:27
He's reinventing himself?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 21:51:58
Snith is shite but he chips in with a few. He is one of them annoying players to watch.


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Only Me on Friday, April 18, 2014, 08:21:07
Snith is shite but he chips in with a few. He is one of them annoying players to watch.
True, but what is more annoying is town fans booing him / getting on his back throughout the match


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 19:29:39
So did anyone else hear the quote from Coopers dad which was "I think, next year they will have the lowest budget in the league".

Just putting it out there. Maybe that's the reality of self sufficiency. Or incorrect. Who knows.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 19:42:21
So did anyone else hear the quote from Coopers dad which was "I think, next year they will have the lowest budget in the league".

Just putting it out there. Maybe that's the reality of self sufficiency. Or incorrect. Who knows.

Sounds about right at 1.5 mill. Similar to the sort of budget that the Scum have.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 19:44:38
1.5 mil is nowhere near the lowest. Not even close, probably better than average. I'm quite sure that the likes of Franchise will be operating on something similar.

I have looked into it.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 19:46:16
Sounds about right at 1.5 mill. Similar to the sort of budget that the Scum have.

And they are racking up huge debts.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 21:23:55
I have had a dig around for some up-to-date figures but it's not easy to find anything meaningful. I will downgrade my opinion from 'better than average' to 'average' though.

It can all be somewhat ambiguous because when clubs mention their wage bill, it often includes their non-footballing staff plus coaches. I found one for Shrewsbury that included over 100 staff members, they threw stewards and what-not into the pot as well

I understand it from a Lee Power interview that the 1.5m stated is for playing staff, which I take to mean players' salaries plus coaches and non-footballing staff on top.

One thing that I will say is that considering we are one of the better supported clubs in the league, and with higher prices than most, if we do have the lowest budget then people* should be asking why......

*'people' meaning the trust.

It's not all about the budget though. Yeovil went up last season on 800k and when we went down under Wilson we had a budget of over 4M.



Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Paolo69 on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 21:32:45
£1.5m probably won't be too far off what we paying the playing staff who actually played this season I suspect. Get Navarro, Williams, Benno and Troy's current contract off the books and that should save a pretty hefty sum I would suspect.

This is obviously a total (but I like to think educated by common sense) guess.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: leftside on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 21:38:34

One thing that I will say is that considering we are one of the better supported clubs in the league, and with higher prices than most, if we do have the lowest budget then people* should be asking why......

*'people' meaning the trust.

My guess is that achieving a level of 'sustainability' or 'self-sufficiency' in a relatively short timeframe requires drastic measures, combining a massive reduction in budget AND high ticket prices. It also seems to be a model that won't bank on generating significant regular income through transfer fees. We've been fortunate that a team like the Slave Traders were willing to part with lots of cash for Flint, and Wes may earn the club an ok wedge if he goes in the summer, but a policy of using the maximum number of long-term loans reduces the likelihood of having saleable assets on show.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 21:47:52
My guess is that achieving a level of 'sustainability' or 'self-sufficiency' in a relatively short timeframe requires drastic measures, combining a massive reduction in budget AND high ticket prices. It also seems to be a model that won't bank on generating significant regular income through transfer fees. We've been fortunate that a team like the Slave Traders were willing to part with lots of cash for Flint, and Wes may earn the club an ok wedge if he goes in the summer, but a policy of using the maximum number of long-term loans reduces the likelihood of having saleable assets on show.

We've had high ticket prices for some time now.

And let's not forget that we have paid money for Luongo, M Smith, Byrne and a couple of others this season which is more than most in the league are able to do. Some may argue whether or not they represent good investment but it can't be said that the Power isn't willing to spend a bit. Not a lot, granted, but a bit at least.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: leftside on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 21:57:58
We've had high ticket prices for some time now.

And let's not forget that we have paid money for Luongo, M Smith, Byrne and a couple of others this season which is more than most in the league are able to do. Some may argue whether or not they represent good investment but it can't be said that the Power isn't willing to spend a bit. Not a lot, granted, but a bit at least.

Agreed. It will be interesting to see if any significant transfer fees are paid out this summer. I suppose it is likely to depend on whether transfer fees come in, and whether the ownership stuff is sorted out and we're not left with a leech running things.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: @mwooly63 on Friday, April 25, 2014, 14:27:29
SECOND-YEAR Scholars Curtis Da Costa and Matty Jones will be offered professional contracts at Swindon Town.
Read more at http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/article/ytscontractsdecided-1510211.aspx#CkIsxGqfQhy3aZbr.99

Expect them to be out on loan all season as this years have mostly been


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, April 25, 2014, 15:04:15
Do we know anything about these kids? Where are they from?


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: TheMajorSTFC on Friday, April 25, 2014, 15:08:46
I thought from reading the adver this morning contracts etc weren't going to be sorted out until the battle of the boardroom was sorted?!  :hmmm:


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: @mwooly63 on Friday, April 25, 2014, 15:10:15
Do we know anything about these kids? Where are they from?

Isnt Mat Jones the son of Tom Jones, former town legend
Have no idea on de Costa

Seems club statement may have been how other YTS found out they werent being kept

Quote
Salvyn Kisitu ‏@Kisitu_6  15m
Wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy to be treated so unprofessionally like that but believe everything happens for a reason

EDIT

According to FLIC wiltshire

Quote
Both players are defenders, with Jones, known for his prowess at dead ball situations, a left back whilst Da Costa is a centre back.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, April 25, 2014, 15:50:15
Nice, cheers wooly


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Batch on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 19:39:40
Heard from someone who would know that FGRs player wage budget is £1.2M per season, though that was described as 'huge' and bigger than Cheltenhams.

Blimey, the non-league is expensive innit.


Title: Re: The Squad (2013/14) *Coming Soon: 2014/15*
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 19:41:17
They've got Lee Hughes and Luke Rodgers so if Nile's agent is reading this...


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, April 28, 2014, 08:14:32
THE SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

1. Wes Foderingham (2015)
25. Tyrell Belford (2015)
30. Leigh Bedwell (2014)

DEFENDERS

2. Nathan Thompson (2015)
14. Jay McEveley (2014)
22. Darren Ward (2015)
26. Aaron Oakley (2014)
29. Raphael Rossi Branco (2014)
36. Matty Jones (2015 - Pending)
41. Troy Archibald-Henville (2014)
--. Curtis Da Costa (2015 - Pending)

DEFENDERS/MIDFIELDERS

3. Nathan Byrne (2015)
23. Jack Barthram (2014)
21. Alex Smith (2014)
39. Ben Gladwin (2015)
--. Antonio Josue (2015 - Samsung)

MIDFIELDERS

4. Massimo Luongo (2016)
6. Tijane Freitas Reis (2015)
7. Ryan Harley (2015)
15. Yaser Kasim (2016)
18. Alex Ferguson (2014)
19. Louis Thompson (2015)
24. Lee Cox (2014)
27. Harry Agombar (2014)
32. Alan Navarro (2014)

MIDFIELDERS/FORWARDS

10. Andy Williams (2014)
12. Dany N'Guessan (2014)
16. Mark Francis (2014)
35. Kayden Jackson (2014 - Samsung)

FORWARDS

9. Nile Ranger (2014)
20. Miles Storey (2015)
17. Connor Waldon (2014)
28. Michael Smith (2016)
31. Paul Benson (2014)
33. George Barker (2015)

I still don't envisage many of the out-of-contract players staying here beyond the Summer but I'm normally wrong.

Leigh Bedwell - Gone, even if Foderingham leaves.

Jay McEveley - I'd like to see him stay on reduced terms. The cynic in me thinks it's funny how your form can be enhanced when your contract is coming to an end.

Aaron Oakley - I'm told by my Chippenham Town supporting dad and brother that his loan spell wasn't that great. I think he had potential, from what was coming out of the club, but he'll probably be released.

Raphael Branco - Probably the most likely to get offered terms. Cooper has used him often enough.

Troy Archibald-Henville - I think he's gone. A crock who still managed to get sent-off twice in 15 games this season.

Jack Barthram - I'd give him a year. I'm surprised he hasn't been used more often, perhaps Cooper doesn't rate him.

Alex Smith - I think he might get an offer. Injuries being the main concern.

Alex Ferguson - Seemingly hasn't got close to the set-up, cheerio.

Lee Cox - I'm very interested to see what happens. I still think he'll go but might get reduced terms.

Alan Navarro - Finished.

Harry Agombar - Cheerio. Imagine if he got a new deal?

Andy Williams - Cheerio

Dany N'Guessan - Cheerio. Looked useful at the start, some still want him in the side... (Source: Twitter)

Mark Francis - Seemingly hasn't got close to the set-up, cheerio.

Kayden Jackson - Seemingly hasn't got close to the set-up, cheerio.

Nile Ranger - Cheerio.

Connor Waldon - Could well get a deal, the new first years are defenders so he might benefit from this.

Paul Benson - Shame that whatever happened, happened. Cheerio.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Monday, April 28, 2014, 08:24:33
Hopefully they will pay Reis off as well. Crap.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, April 28, 2014, 08:25:31
Hopefully they will pay Reis off as well. Crap.

Almost certainly.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: DV Canio on Monday, April 28, 2014, 08:44:49
I don't think anyone out of contract will be here next season.

We look alright between the sticks, not much else...


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, April 28, 2014, 08:48:45
I don't think anyone out of contract will be here next season.

We look alright between the sticks, not much else...
You don't rate Thompson & Thompson, Luongo and Kasim?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Talk Talk on Monday, April 28, 2014, 09:02:01
What to do about Darren Ward..?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, April 28, 2014, 09:07:25
Offer him reduced terms again as player/coach


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: otanswell on Monday, April 28, 2014, 09:16:02
Offer him reduced terms again as coach

Corrected for you Johnny boy


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Talk Talk on Monday, April 28, 2014, 09:37:00
Offer him reduced terms again as coach driver

Corrected for you, OT.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, April 28, 2014, 09:37:34
It would be nice to have some stability in the team, but I suppose that's just not how football works any longer.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, April 28, 2014, 09:40:30
It would be nice to have some stability in the team, but I suppose that's just not how football works any longer.

It's that ruddy Jean-Marc Bosman's fault...


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: PetsWinPrizes on Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:07:58
Hasn't Ben Gladwin got another year to go too?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:24:36
I see an N'Guessan scored for Stevenage on Saturday  :hmmm:


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: ronnie21 on Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:27:48
Hasn't Ben Gladwin got another year to go too?
yes


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:40:32
Offer him reduced terms again as player/coach

100% this.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:07:19
100% this.

I thought that was what we did last season  :hmmm:
With this year Ward taking on more of the coaching role
Certainly hope he isnt playing bar emergencies  :no:
Defence has looked 100% better since Stephens replaced him


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:15:39
First team next season could be -

GK. Fods
LB. Alex Smith
CB. Stephens (Loan)
CB. Branco
RB. N.Thompson
LM. Reis
CM. Luongo
CM. Kasim
RM. Byrne/Barthram
ST. Smith
ST. Storey

Bench
Belford
Harley
Gladwin
L.Thompson
Barker







Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:17:14
First team next season could be -

GK. Fods
LB. Alex Smith
CB. Stephens (Loan)
CB. Branco
RB. N.Thompson
LM. Reis/Byrne
CM. Luongo
CM. Kasim
ST. Smith
ST. Storey

Bench
Belford
Harley
Gladwin
L.Thompson
Barker






Are we only playing 10 next year?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:25:22
Are we only playing 10 next year?

Yep, to give the other teams a chance!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:29:42
Yep, to give the other teams a chance!

Save the referees a job...


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:30:18
Not expecting any incoming, then?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:32:58
Not expecting any incoming, then?

Well of course we will bring some in.

Just trying to work with what we have at the moment and see where we think should be strengthened.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:43:06
Well of course we will bring some in.

Just trying to work with what we have at the moment and see where we think should be strengthened.

I'm not sure that we can think too much about next season, until we know what is happening with the club....the Power template of a 20 man squad, and a budget slightly more than Forest Green, may very well have to ripped up for something different...if the Luton wide boys get in, I'd imagine it will be back to spending money we don't have.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Tails on Monday, April 28, 2014, 18:59:01
http://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/sport/11175168.FOREST_Green_could_re_sign_their_former_captain_Luke_Graham_in_a_summer_deal_from_Hereford_United/

No idea who he is, but some Turley bloke joining us according to this.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, April 28, 2014, 19:02:59
http://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/sport/11175168.FOREST_Green_could_re_sign_their_former_captain_Luke_Graham_in_a_summer_deal_from_Hereford_United/

No idea who he is, but some Turley bloke joining us according to this.
England C international central defender.

http://www.thefa.com/england/all-teams/players/t/jamie-turley

http://forum.fgrfc.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=38521


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, April 28, 2014, 19:05:04
http://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/sport/11175168.FOREST_Green_could_re_sign_their_former_captain_Luke_Graham_in_a_summer_deal_from_Hereford_United/

No idea who he is, but some Turley bloke joining us according to this.

I like how one of Forest Green's players moving in to the Football League is a footnote.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Tails on Monday, April 28, 2014, 19:05:11
Well they seem to think highly of him.

Yan Klukowski is available on a free too. He's been decent, albeit in the Conference, and I'm pretty sure he's a Wiltshire boy. In fact I think I remember us having him on trial a few years ago?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, April 28, 2014, 19:08:53
Well they seem to think highly of him.

Yan Klukowski is available on a free too. He's been decent, albeit in the Conference, and I'm pretty sure he's a Wiltshire boy. In fact I think I remember us having him on trial a few years ago?

Correct on both counts. He's from Chippenham and scored during his trial period at Swindon.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: phelpsieboy on Monday, April 28, 2014, 19:18:03
Turley is brilliant, great in the air and on the ground. Captain of the England C team. Get to see FGR quite a lot because of my job and Cooper has been there quite a lot mid week.
Klukowski would be good in the Mason role and can certainly score too. He's FGR's all time top Conference scorer.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Monday, April 28, 2014, 19:21:35
So good they are releasing him on a free?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Monday, April 28, 2014, 19:24:35
Scrap that i see he hasnt agreed a contract


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, April 28, 2014, 19:25:59
So good they are releasing him on a free?
He is over 24 and has chosen to move on so they cannot get a fee for him, FGR are cutting wages for next season too and hes their highest earner apparently.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Monday, April 28, 2014, 19:30:17
We should sign Lee Hughes while we are at it


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, April 28, 2014, 19:31:37
We should sign Lee Hughes while we are at it
Only if we keep Ranger, get Madine on loan and sign Ched Evans when he is released soon ;)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Monday, April 28, 2014, 19:32:10
Yeah why not.



Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, April 28, 2014, 19:34:03
Yeah why not.


Wages....HMP pays more than we can afford next season for wages.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, April 28, 2014, 20:00:11
In fairness to Klukowski he's leaving to pursue potential Football League opportunities and not because of being surplus to requirements.

Must have an offer from someone.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Sippo on Monday, April 28, 2014, 20:42:33
McCormick is signing on


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Tails on Monday, April 28, 2014, 21:01:20
Only if we keep Ranger, get Madine on loan and sign Ched Evans when he is released soon ;)

You joke but that is one hell of a strikeforce!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: DV Canio on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 07:41:35
You don't rate Thompson & Thompson, Luongo and Kasim?

I do...but that's still not enough to give us a complete defence or midfield is it.
Ok between the sticks as in we have the strength and depth there and don't need to address it (unless Wes goes obviously)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 10:09:55
McCormick is signing on
For who?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 10:10:41
For who?

Plymouth.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Luke-McCormick-signs-new-year-contract-Plymouth/story-21024534-detail/story.html


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Friday, May 2, 2014, 22:17:16
Oakley gone then.

Posted a montage on instagram saying memories and when i asked whether he was moving on he said he was.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Exiled Bob on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 12:45:24
Harry Agombar - Cheerio. Imagine if he got a new deal?
Maybe that's the real reason Jed's back....


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 13:11:47
Turley is brilliant, great in the air

I just read this as 'Turkey'. Thought this was an odd attribute for a turkey.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: SwindonOldie on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 13:50:13
is Miles Storey off? this on twitter

Last trim at new image in old town, gna have to find a Turkish barbers in the West Mids their s***HOT !


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 13:52:15
is Miles Storey off? this on twitter

Last trim at new image in old town, gna have to find a Turkish barbers in the West Mids their s***HOT !

I'm assuming before he goes home for the summer?..


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 17:43:30
@KaydenJackson14: Last drive home from Swindon, been a good year with some top lads! Looking forward to what the future will bring now though  ⚽️👍

See ya.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 17:50:46
@SamMorshead_SA: Aaron Oakley confirms he is to leave Swindon Town after 14 years with the club, following the expiration of his contract.#stfc

Thanks for the memories


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:01:19
Swindon Town release Dany N'Guessan, Jay McEveley, Alex Smith, Paul Benson, Lee Cox, Aaron Oakley after contracts expire.

Mark Francis, Kayden Jackson, Leigh Bedwell and Alex Ferguson are also released by the club #stfc

http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/article/outofcontractplayers-1525317.aspx


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:04:05
Surprised and disappointed about Lee Cox

Why no mention about Andy Williams?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:05:11
Surprised at Jackson. Thought he was being brought through the leagues. Obviously feel that there are better out there.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:05:48
Surprised at Smith too...I know he had an injury..but looked half decent when he played..


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:06:25
Surprised and disappointed about Lee Cox

Why no mention about Andy Williams?

Andy Williams has another year.

I'm not surprised about Cox. He's in the J-Mac boat - brought in by PDC and therefore probably too expensive. He's not featured much anyway, unlike J-Mac.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:06:28
Perhaps Cox was on decent money and wouldn't accept a pay cut? He was on of the players Paolo brought in, then barely played him.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:08:41
Jeeze, I thought it was up for Williams this season.

Drain on meagrely resources still


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:09:58
I'd be surprised if Williams gets a squad number next season..


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:11:01
Jeeze, I thought it was up for Williams this season.

Drain on meagrely resources still

We all did. Was originally reported as a 2 year deal. SM tweeted it seems to actually be a 3 year deal.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:12:17
Play the fucker, then.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:12:27
Weve still got Agombar 8)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:12:38
We all did. Was originally reported as a 2 year deal. SM tweeted it seems to actually be a 3 year deal.


He looked fairly shite when played upfront on his own but might well link up well with Smith if he can get over his injuries. Can hope anyway.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:13:11
.......and Reis?...


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:13:32
Next season, why not. Would imagine we will try and offload, can't see many takers given his recent injury has taken him out the spotlight and needing to prove fitness. (Williams that is)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:14:35
Williams had a bad knee injury didn't he? Never was the same after he challenged a keeper and came off worse.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:14:38
.......and Reis?...

MIA in Shrivvy road looking for his penalty football.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:15:40
Get updating, Costanza. It's your forum job.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:17:19
So, those not released and to whom presumably contracts have been/are being offered are:
Branco
TAH (Power said on radio pay as play offered)
Barthram
Waldon


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:18:22
Barthram has looked a good player, guess the form of Thompson has kept him out - can he play on the left?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:19:43
Play the fucker, then.
That's the last thing we fucking need. Was shit and then just gave up trying.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:19:47
Waldon looked ok today. He's no storey but tidy enough.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:20:53
Barthram has looked a good player, guess the form of Thompson has kept him out - can he play on the left?
Cooper mentioned a while back that Barthram was signed with an eye on next year.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:21:05
I'd like to see us ditch Harley and Tijane but can't imagine teams queueing up to help us out there.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:21:29
So, those not released and to whom presumably contracts have been/are being offered are:
Branco
TAH (Power said on radio pay as play offered)
Barthram
Waldon
Both Barthram and Branco were fucking useless today. I don't think Barthram has done enough to earn a contract. Branco is an interesting one, good and shit in equal measure. I'd be inclined to keep him.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:23:09
TAH (Power said on radio pay as play offered)

Can't see that one, unless he's so knackered he can't pass a medical elsewhere.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:29:19
And what's so bad about offering a crock a deal where we only pay him if he plays? Sounds sensible to me


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:30:43
Nothing from the clubs point of view. Can't see the player going for it, that's all.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: STFCFORLIFE on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:32:30
Powers such a tight ass, we've saved loads from releasing Cox, Benson, Navarro etc etc then offer troy a crappy pay as you play deal, he'll go elsewhere, he also didn't try hard enough to keep McEveley, sounds similar to the McCormack thing last season.

Wes will be sold no doubt cheaply at that.

We'll be left with the back up keeper, Byrne, Thompson Twins, Luongo, Harley, Reis, Kasim, Storey, Waldon, Branco, Barthram, M.Smith, Williams, Ward (he should be let go).



Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:33:17
hahaha


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:34:02
Both Barthram and Branco were fucking useless today. I don't think Barthram has done enough to earn a contract.

Barthram got himself into plenty of decent forward positions today ,unmarked ,just didnt receive the ball
Has looked worthy of a new contract overall I think. Tho his game time has been severely limited this season


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:34:23
In fairness Power has always talked about self sustainability. That is what it means, in playing terms. Most clubs post a loss...


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:35:24
Powers such a tight ass, we've saved loads from releasing Cox, Benson, Navarro etc etc then offer troy a crappy pay as you play deal, he'll go elsewhere, he also didn't try hard enough to keep McEveley, sounds similar to the McCormack thing last season.

Wes will be sold no doubt cheaply at that.

We'll be left with the back up keeper, Byrne, Thompson Twins, Luongo, Harley, Reis, Kasim, Storey, Waldon, Branco, Barthram, M.Smith, Williams, Ward (he should be let go).


How dare he (or any other owner/benefactor) not throw money into a bottomless pit?! A total disgrace trying to keep the club from living beyond it's means


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:37:19
Powers such a tight ass, we've saved loads from releasing Cox, Benson, Navarro etc etc then offer troy a crappy pay as you play deal, he'll go elsewhere, he also didn't try hard enough to keep McEveley, sounds similar to the McCormack thing last season.

Wes will be sold no doubt cheaply at that.

We'll be left with the back up keeper, Byrne, Thompson Twins, Luongo, Harley, Reis, Kasim, Storey, Waldon, Branco, Barthram, M.Smith, Williams, Ward (he should be let go).



JMac wants to move back closer to Scotland I believe so it was always highly improbable we'd have kept him whatever we offered.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:37:58
Alex Smith impressed me every time he played, he can't have been on much, I know he had injury problems but would of liked to have keeped him.

Rest I'm not surprised at.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:43:37
JMac wants to move back closer to Scotland I believe so it was always highly improbable we'd have kept him whatever we offered.

You mean liverpool.

I reckon he'll sign for Preston or Fleetwood


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:44:49
You mean liverpool.

I reckon he'll sign for Preston or Fleetwood

Oops yes, I thought he was Scottish as he plague international football for them! He's scouse of course!

Good luck to him, he showed some passion and desire when he played.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:55:49
Was Navarro's name on that list?


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 18:59:12
Was Navarro's name on that list?
He's been paid off and has retired from pro football


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 19:00:29
Harry Agombar survives another day....?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 19:13:31
JMac wants to move back closer to Scotland I believe so it was always highly improbable we'd have kept him whatever we offered.

Now watch him go and sign for Shitty ;D

That's not a rumour, by the way. Although I suppose it will be now, albeit a rumour that I just made up.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 19:15:27
Powers such a tight ass, we've saved loads from releasing Cox, Benson, Navarro etc etc then offer troy a crappy pay as you play deal, he'll go elsewhere, he also didn't try hard enough to keep McEveley, sounds similar to the McCormack thing last season.

Wes will be sold no doubt cheaply at that.

We'll be left with the back up keeper, Byrne, Thompson Twins, Luongo, Harley, Reis, Kasim, Storey, Waldon, Branco, Barthram, M.Smith, Williams, Ward (he should be let go).



Bloody hell.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Summerof69 on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 19:19:34
Harry Agombar survives another day....?

Jed gave him a two year deal...


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: PetsWinPrizes on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 19:20:00
Harry Agombar survives another day....?

Possibly or possibly he's so inconsequential they forgot to name him, just like when he broke his leg and it never got reported.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: PetsWinPrizes on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 19:20:21
Jed gave him a two year deal...

He didn't??? Fuck me


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 19:25:55
Jed gave him a two year deal...

He did? Strewth.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Trashbat? on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 19:27:19
What about Navarro?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 19:29:17
Jed gave him a two year deal...

http://www.thisisswindontownfc.co.uk/news/10575863.Traveller_Harry_ready_to_settle_in_Wiltshire/

Hopefully it's not a similar inaccuracy like Andy Williams' 3-year deal.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Arriba on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 19:30:53
Forgive my ignorance but why has jmac not been retained?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 19:32:41
Big wages


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Arriba on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 19:34:08
Big wages
thought so.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 19:41:03
He's gone from zero to hero this season - but, no doubt, there will be a new hero for next season!


Title: Re:
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 19:59:59
By the sounds of his interview after the game it was as much his decision as the club. Finances obviously an issue but we cannot match the wages we offered 2 years ago and I'm glad we're not.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 20:14:28
He wanted to go back up north didn't he??


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 20:22:11
He wanted to go back up north didn't he??

This was my understanding of it, probably sign for someone like Preston or Fleetwood


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Summerof69 on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 20:23:11
He didn't??? Fuck me

Jed has links with Agombar's dad.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 20:38:38
Jed has links with Agombar's dad.
It seems Jed has links with everybody!!


Title: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Ralphy on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 05:31:45
It's the lack of goals what worries me about next season. Not one proven goalscorer on the books. Looking at that list, we have Michael Smith, Andy Williams, Connor Waldon and Miles Storey if he's still contracted ??


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Ralphy on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 05:46:07
Oh and Will Randall and George Barker. God help us.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Tamworth Red Army on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 07:14:00
We need some experience in that position. Aljose was missed once he went back


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 08:52:46
l'll panic if we start the season not looking for a striker, not there for a while yet...


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Abrahammer on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 09:14:55
1 day after the season and that big panic button is needed for some already.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Ralphy on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 09:54:45
Wes's contract is up too isn't it ?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 09:57:36
Wes's contract is up too isn't it ?

I thought it was extended at the beginning of the season. So if he leaves, then at least we get cash.

edit: Yeah, 1 more year to go:

http://www.thisisswindontownfc.co.uk/news/headlines/10506959.Foderingham_signs_new_Robins_deal/?ref=rss


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Ralphy on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 10:00:05
Good news then. We should try and get cash now while he has a year to run.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 10:02:20
To be honest, much as I rate Fods, I wouldn't begrudge him moving to a higher level now if he gets offers.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: donkey on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 10:05:22
To be honest, much as I rate Fods, I wouldn't begrudge him moving to a higher level now if he gets offers.

As much as I'd love him to stay, he deserves the chance to play in the Championship...and I'd wish him all the best.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Ralphy on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 10:15:11
Good servant and a model professional. I believe he doesn't even drink?

He deserves a move. 

Belford is not a number 1 keeper in this league though, good back up.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 10:23:41
Wes Foderingham came to Swindon without a single professional game. I'm willing to give Belford a chance if Foderingham leaves.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Honkytonk on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 10:54:22
Wes Foderingham came to Swindon without a single professional game. I'm willing to give Belford a chance if Foderingham leaves.

Agreed. For an 18 year old Belford's pretty fucking good. Mind you that didn't stop some of the moaners in the DRS complaining. 'God our new keeper's old isn't he?.'

 ::)

And let's not quite hit the panic button yet please people. The season only finished yesterday. If I was Power/Coops I'd be offering Wes a new contract using some of the money freed up from getting those other players off the books. Essential keep, if purely for a larger future transfer fee. I know we're trying to reduce our wage bill etc. but offering Wes a new contract in good time would be a sound business decision as well as brilliant for our Football Club.

That said, I won't begrudge him if he leaves for a Championship/Prem side. Long as they pay a decent wedge, it's what he deserves, brilliant professional and amazing servant to the club.

Including the Loan Market, our targets for the summer need to be : 20-a season striker, Good Central Defender (possibly two), and someone to fill in Pritch's role as set piece taker/winger/attacking midfielder. Other than that I'm honestly in good spirits about where we stand for next season.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Barry Scott on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 10:57:11
This was my understanding of it, probably sign for someone like Preston or Fleetwood

Yeah, this is what I heard, but I was waiting for someone else to say it first. :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 10:59:27
It's the lack of goals what worries me about next season. Not one proven goalscorer on the books. Looking at that list, we have Michael Smith, Andy Williams, Connor Waldon and Miles Storey if he's still contracted ??

Here we go.

It's May, Ralphy. It's May.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 11:02:44
Belford is deffo not the finished article but then neither was Wes when he first pitched up here.
I like Wes and yes he does deserve to play at a higher level, tis a pity we havent offered him that yet.
Hopefully  he stays but can see him going ( pretty sure thought that last summer  :hmmm: )
Belford will make a decent fist of it in goal as cant see us going out to get another established number 1


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 11:10:51
Interest in Wes is not usually all that great with just one or two bids that are not exactly mind blowing. Supposedly some prospective customers are reluctant because he is quite short for a goalie.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 11:13:07
The other thing is a lot of clubs already have a decent keeper and are reluctant to spend big money on a new one.

Unless a club has real dodge pot between the sticks they see money better spent on an outfield player.

Hopefully!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: pauld on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 11:28:50
Unless a club has real dodge pot between the sticks
Ha ha what a brilliant turn of phrase. I'm going to nick this. Next time you hear someone at a game shouting "X you dodge pot", that'll be me :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 11:29:20
He is still young and I reckon interested clubs will wait until his contract expires and get him for free.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 12:20:29
Belford is deffo not the finished article but then neither was Wes when he first pitched up here.

Wes was pretty damn awesome when he came in. Mind you that may be perception because Phil Smith and David Lucas had spent some time trying to out dodge pot each other.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Tails on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 12:30:35
It's the lack of goals what worries me about next season. Not one proven goalscorer on the books. Looking at that list, we have Michael Smith, Andy Williams, Connor Waldon and Miles Storey if he's still contracted ??

Smith got 18 goals this season and is still raw.

I would put good money on him getting at least 20 next season.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: blinkpip on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 13:26:29
I'm maybe the only one, but I'm looking forward in Andy Williams returning next season. Does give us something different attacking.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 13:28:54
I'm maybe the only one, but I'm looking forward in Andy Williams returning next season. Does give us something different attacking.

The first time I saw him play, albeit on TV, I was very excited by him. Hopefully he'll regain his form.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: oldtownred on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 13:34:20
Williams is big confidence player. Di Canio destroyed that in him.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 15:19:10
Williams is big confidence player. Di Canio destroyed that in him.

Actually, I think it was Yeovil's keeper (the one that injured him).

He was never the same after that


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 15:20:37
Actually, I think it was Yeovil's keeper (the one that injured him).

He was never the same after that
Yep, he bottled everything and lost a bit of pace after that. Shame as he looked the best of our forwards up until that.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 17:09:31
I'm maybe the only one, but I'm looking forward in Andy Williams returning next season. Does give us something different attacking.
A non scoring forward, just what we need. His performance at Brentford in the play offs was one of the worst I've ever seen in a Town shirt.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 17:32:29
He started as a winger so why not try him out there if he's about for another season. He may even chip in with 5 or 6 goals.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Sunday, May 4, 2014, 21:13:11
Re: '20 goals a season striker' didn't Smith get 8 since he joined? Not bad considering he joined in January, and for the most part he was playing as a lone striker...which clearly doesn't suit his game...

Admittedly he needs to work on that first touch though.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Power to people on Monday, May 5, 2014, 20:44:23
He started as a winger so why not try him out there if he's about for another season. He may even chip in with 5 or 6 goals.

But we don't play with wingers...


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Monday, May 5, 2014, 21:36:53
First of the silly season rumours is Norwood from FGR


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, May 5, 2014, 21:41:31
First of the silly season rumours is Norwood from FGR

It wouldn't be a summer without being linked to an FGR player and we've already been linked to Turley.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: ronnie21 on Monday, May 5, 2014, 21:44:35
Turley is a very strong possibility, Cooper has been scouting FGR for a number of weeks.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, May 5, 2014, 21:46:38
Turley is a very strong possibility, Cooper has been scouting FGR for a number of weeks.

So Norwood and Klukowski is on...

I'm sure that Rovers fan who comes on here every other summer telling us how great they'll in the upcoming season will no doubt keep us posted.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: ronnie21 on Monday, May 5, 2014, 22:01:29
Both Stroud News and Wilts and Glos Standard who are based in FGR area have said that Turley is signing - we shall see!!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Honkytonk on Monday, May 5, 2014, 22:09:32
I saw the name Norwood and hoped it would be Oliver, midfield lynchpin to my FM11 Swindon squad. Set piece king, dynamo playmaker, tough-tackling, ball winning midfielder.

Fucking beast.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 17:40:04
I saw the name Norwood and hoped it would be Oliver, midfield lynchpin to my FM11 Swindon squad. Set piece king, dynamo playmaker, tough-tackling, ball winning midfielder.

Fucking beast.

Wonder what he's like in real life...


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Honkytonk on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 18:35:06
Wonder what he's like in real life...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Norwood


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 18:41:37
Pity it is not him, though!

The FGR player is James Norwood


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Honkytonk on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 18:43:16
Pity it is not him, though!

The FGR player is James Norwood

I know, hence why I said I saw the name 'Norwood' and hoped it would be Oliver.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: SwindonOldie on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 20:42:56
Turley is a very strong possibility, Cooper has been scouting FGR for a number of weeks.

Got to be Hockaday not Cooper


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, May 12, 2014, 19:09:11
The worrying thing is looking at the players that are under contract or are in talks if you take out the first year pros & the Samsung player it leaves a squad of 20. This was the number mentioned towards the end of the season that we would be looking at of Swindon players.

I know that means we have a few loan signings still to come in (which will be very important) but might suggest that we have a one in/one out policy.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Monday, May 12, 2014, 20:57:56
Jack Barthram tweeted to Dean Parrett earlier that he had another year so looks like signed extension
Has since deleted the tweet tho  :sherlock:

Nice of club to pass on the news


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, June 13, 2014, 18:58:24
THE SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

1. Wes Foderingham (2015)
25. Tyrell Belford (2015)

DEFENDERS

2. Nathan Thompson (2015)
29. Raphael Branco (2015)
36. Matty Jones (2015)
44. Curtis Da Costa (2015)
--. Josh Lelan (Loan)

DEFENDERS/MIDFIELDERS

3. Nathan Byrne (2015)
23. Jack Barthram (2015)
39. Ben Gladwin (2015)
--. Antonio Josue (2015 - Samsung)

MIDFIELDERS

4. Massimo Luongo (2016)
6. Tijane Freitas Reis (2015)
15. Yaser Kasim (2016)
19. Louis Thompson (2015)
27. Harry Agombar (2015)
--. Anton Rodgers (2015)

MIDFIELDERS/FORWARDS

10. Andy Williams (2015)

FORWARDS

17. Connor Waldon (2015)
28. Michael Smith (2016)
33. George Barker (2015)


THE WILDNERSS

7. Ryan Harley (2015)
22. Darren Ward (2015)

OUT OF LOAN

20. Miles Storey (2015)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Friday, June 13, 2014, 19:10:59
Morshead has an Archibald-Henville update for us tomorrow...

Perhaps he can tell Cooper too, he didn't seem to know on BBC Wilts earlier :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Saturday, June 14, 2014, 22:15:05
Hasn't Agombar signed for Hereford?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Sunday, June 22, 2014, 22:36:50
Looking at the club website about preordering next seasons shirt, when you click on the link to personalise the shirt some players names don't appear. Harley, Belford to name some off top of my head. Sinister or just no one wants their name on their shirt? :hmmm:

http://www.stfcdirect.com/5_Replica-Kit/14_Home-Kit/1501_Regi-14-Adult-Home-Shirt.html


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: nigel grays a postie on Sunday, June 29, 2014, 09:50:55
As there appears to be a a complete wall of silence from the club do the players actually start pre season training tomorrow?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: ronnie21 on Sunday, June 29, 2014, 09:58:52
As there appears to be a a complete wall of silence from the club do the players actually start pre season training tomorrow?
July 1st I thought, although some of them have been in for fitness assessments - whatever that is!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: A Gent Orange on Sunday, June 29, 2014, 10:03:29
July 1st I thought, although some of them have been in for fitness assessments - whatever that is!

In Paolo's day it meant running and bleep tests and more running and walking across pits of fire and leaping between lazers and a dance-off with Satan himself. Now Jamie Pitman puts on a 30 day shred DVD while everyone promises to cut down on the tabs.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Sunday, June 29, 2014, 10:07:34
Looking at the club website about preordering next seasons shirt, when you click on the link to personalise the shirt some players names don't appear. Harley, Belford

With the news of Belford to go out on loan this season, does it mean Harley is going too?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Friday, July 11, 2014, 22:28:27
With the news of Belford to go out on loan this season, does it mean Harley is going too?

Looking at the club website about preordering next seasons shirt, when you click on the link to personalise the shirt some players names don't appear. Harley, Belford to name some off top of my head. Sinister or just no one wants their name on their shirt? :hmmm:

http://www.stfcdirect.com/5_Replica-Kit/14_Home-Kit/1501_Regi-14-Adult-Home-Shirt.html

I told you!

http://www.thisisswindontownfc.co.uk/news/11336714.Ward_and_Harley_not_part_of_Cooper_s_plans/?ref=var_0


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: nigel grays a postie on Friday, July 11, 2014, 22:39:04
well past it Ward and pretty disinterested Harley no great loss  but who the hell would take them off our hands which we presumably need to get much needed replacements in for them


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, July 12, 2014, 09:40:49
What about Alex Smith? What's happened to him?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Saturday, July 12, 2014, 09:42:26
Got released


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, July 12, 2014, 09:47:54
Got released

Oh, missed that. Deemed injury-prone?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JoeMezz on Monday, August 4, 2014, 23:39:20
[quote Ashleigh Hopkins: @ashleighscfc - "@Ashleighscfc: @PFA Swindon Town Football Club' successfully completed the PFA Equality & Diversity Training ! Great lads"
[/quote]

with this picture

couple I don't recognise.. surprised to still see Ward and Harley around


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 08:16:20
Isn't that Harry Agombar bottom left also?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: THE FLASH on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 08:16:35
Fucking hell....Even Blackpool have more players than us!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28639684


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 08:43:40
Not true, yet.

THE SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

1. Wes Foderingham (2015)
25. Tyrell Belford (2015)

DEFENDERS

2. Nathan Thompson (2015)
29. Raphael Branco (2015)
36. Matty Jones (2015)
44. Curtis Da Costa (2015)
--. Josh Lelan (Loan)
--. Jordan Turnbull (Loan... we think)

DEFENDERS/MIDFIELDERS

3. Nathan Byrne (2015)
23. Jack Barthram (2015)
39. Ben Gladwin (2015)
--. Antonio Josue (2015 - Samsung)

MIDFIELDERS

4. Massimo Luongo (2016)
6. Tijane Freitas Reis (2015)
15. Yaser Kasim (2016)
19. Louis Thompson (2015)
27. Harry Agombar (2015)
--. Anton Rodgers (2015)

MIDFIELDERS/FORWARDS

10. Andy Williams (2015)

FORWARDS

17. Connor Waldon (2015)
28. Michael Smith (2016)
33. George Barker (2015)


THE WILDNERSS

7. Ryan Harley (2015)
22. Darren Ward (2015)

OUT OF LOAN

20. Miles Storey (2015)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 09:23:21
Fuck me, there is some work to be done with contract negotiations this year...  Only 3 of those players have contracts that don't run out at the end of this season... 


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 09:44:05
Fuck me, there is some work to be done with contract negotiations this year...  Only 3 of those players have contracts that don't run out at the end of this season... 

Just thinking that myself
Hopefully some of those have extensions written in making it a lil easier


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 09:57:31
Fuck me, there is some work to be done with contract negotiations this year...  Only 3 of those players have contracts that don't run out at the end of this season... 

I suspect that was the point. 2015 will be when Power's master plan kicks in.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 15:03:41
Back from Ireland, so who did we sign when I was away?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 15:05:39
Back from Ireland, so who did we sign when I was away?

Here's a list..


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 15:06:44
Here's a list..

Will I bring my boots for the Scunthorpe game then? Wafer thin squad going into the opening game, hopefully no injuries in training this week!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 15:09:11
Back from Ireland, so who did we sign when I was away?

Someone who can deliver a quiz every week  :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 15:25:05
Sam Morshead ‏@SamMorshead_SA  21m
Jordan Turnbull given permission by Southampton to be in Swindon Town team photo. Deal is close #stfc

There you go, hot off the presses. Or not.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 15:48:23
Does it really take a week to sign a player? The deal has been 'close' since before the Leeds game. What are they waiting for?!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Levi lapper on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 16:16:18
Saint's have apparently entered a european under 21 league, a bit like the champions league. This might put an end to our potential signing of JS on loan ...


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 19:16:29
Does it really take a week to sign a player? The deal has been 'close' since before the Leeds game. What are they waiting for?!

Probably waiting for Ward or Harley to leave first to free up wages.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Honkytonk on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 00:24:17
Will I bring my boots for the Scunthorpe game then? Wafer thin squad going into the opening game, hopefully no injuries in training this week!

If we need a right winger I'm in.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 19:29:33
Who's the lad wearing number 11 in the squad photo video?...

Anyone know?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 19:30:44
You could at least give us a screenshot!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 19:54:01
You could at least give us a screenshot!

Hmm...


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 19:56:37
Lelan isn't it?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 19:58:26
I have no idea, I wouldn't know what he looks like...

Thanks though :-)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 19:59:29
I have no idea, I wouldn't know what he looks like...

Thanks though :-)

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/76460000/jpg/_76460871_leland_getty.jpg)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 20:01:29
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/76460000/jpg/_76460871_leland_getty.jpg)

Nah, the one I was looking at was wearing a Swindon shirt ;)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 20:06:57
Hmm...

Who's farted?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 20:09:15
The big Samsung centre back played against Bedfont. He wasn't very good but we tried to play football on a bumpy surface so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, August 7, 2014, 16:28:14
THE SQUAD 2014/15

GOALKEEPERS

1. Wes Foderingham (2015)
2. Nathan Thompson (2015)
3. Nathan Byrne (2015)
4. Massimo Luongo (2016)
5.
6. Jordan Turnbull (Loan)
7. Ben Gladwin (2015)
8. Yaser Kasim (2016)
9. Michael Smith (2016)
10. Andy Williams (2015)
11. Brad Smith (Loan)
12.
14.
15. Josh Lelan (Loan)
16. Connor Waldon (2015)
17. Ryan Harley (2015)
18. George Barker (2015)
19. Louis Thompson (2015)
20.
21. Matty Jones (2015 - Out on Loan)
22. Darren Ward (2015)
23. Jack Barthram (2015)
24. Curtis Da Costa (2015 - Out on Loan)
25. Tyrell Belford (2015)
26. Anton Rodgers (2015)
27. Antonio Josue (2015 - Samsung)
28.
29. Raphael Branco (2015)
30. Harry Agombar (2015)
--. Tijane Freitas Reis (2015)
--. Miles Storey (2015)

GOALKEEPER
DEFENDER
MIDFIELDER
FORWARD
WILDERNESS


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, August 7, 2014, 16:38:05
I thought Rodgers was a 1 year deal?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, August 7, 2014, 16:39:32
It is, unless it's another case of vagueness like they've done with Williams, Storey and Agombar in the past.


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Thursday, August 7, 2014, 17:50:09
So Reis is on his way then. Oh well.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, August 7, 2014, 18:29:49
Turnbull expected to be announced tomorrow.

Interestingly one of our academy boys, Tyreke Johnson has signed for Southampton for 4 years, part of the deal?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Thursday, August 7, 2014, 19:29:50
Turnbull expected to be announced tomorrow.

Interestingly one of our academy boys, Tyreke Johnson has signed for Southampton for 4 years, part of the deal?

Lets hope we had a sell on with the kid as did Bmuff with Lallana,
Tho if history has taught us anything we dont think that far ahead


Title: Re:
Post by: JoeMezz on Thursday, August 7, 2014, 19:34:05
So Reis is on his way then. Oh well.

that penalty was enough for him to go


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Friday, August 8, 2014, 10:32:41
do we have the youngest squad in the football league ?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, August 8, 2014, 10:54:51
Matty Jones & Curtis Da Costa both sign on loan for Wantage for a month.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Berniman on Friday, August 8, 2014, 11:16:48
Lets hope we had a sell on with the kid as did Bmuff with Lallana,
Tho if history has taught us anything we dont think that far ahead

You would expect Power to be a bit more savvy than previous though...


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, August 8, 2014, 12:33:54
Matty Jones & Curtis Da Costa both sign on loan for Wantage for a month.

DOOMED, WE'RE DOOOOMED


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Power to people on Friday, August 8, 2014, 12:39:23
that penalty was enough for him to go

Nothing official though only not in the squad list


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Friday, August 8, 2014, 16:40:27
The more I think of all the recent experienced old pros we've had, the more I think I prefer the present model.

Can't think of one who added much to the side


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, August 8, 2014, 17:01:39
The more I think of all the recent experienced old pros we've had, the more I think I prefer the present model.

Can't think of one who added much to the side

In recent years Darren Ward and Gordon Greer are two who fit the bill.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Friday, August 8, 2014, 17:04:54
I thought about Greer but was he actually that old when with us.

He's still playing FFS.

Ward is/was nothing better than OK - I wouldn't say he was ever a 'presence' in the side.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: DV Canio on Friday, August 8, 2014, 17:22:26
Depends on your definition of old really.

Alan McCormack, Jonathan Douglas, Darren Ward, Gordon Greer, Jay McEveley, David Lucas, Craig Easton, Lee Peacock....


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Friday, August 8, 2014, 18:00:42
Jmac and TAH are big big losses imho.

Also missing someone experienced up front when Williams inevitably goes missing.

Oh and a midfield enforcer.

I don't prefer the current model to that. But it is what it is.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, August 8, 2014, 18:35:09
Troy Archibald-Henville played 23 out of a possible 109 games for Swindon.

I just don't get how we'll miss him so much, we got on fine when he wasn't in the side.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Friday, August 8, 2014, 18:46:31
Troy Archibald-Henville played 23 out of a possible 109 games for Swindon.

I just don't get how we'll miss him so much, we got on fine when he wasn't in the side.

But we had Devera and Ward for a fair bit of that. Ward was admittedly shit last season, hence TAH became the experienced man.  The point is we had at least an experienced man in there and my personal opinion is you need a couple..

Obviously two youngster could turn be a revelation, but to me we currently look porous (solely based on the Villa game).


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, August 14, 2014, 11:39:12
Brad Smith out for 4-7 weeks.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, August 14, 2014, 11:56:42
That is not great news. Hopefully we'll get someone else in short term to cover, it'd be a shame to shoe-horn a right footer in there.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, August 14, 2014, 11:59:49
That is not great news. Hopefully we'll get someone else in short term to cover, it'd be a shame to shoe-horn a right footer in there.

Not really much point in having squad men like Bartram, then not playing them. It is preferable to have a left footer, but a decent player should be able to compensate..


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Friday, August 22, 2014, 17:34:27
Yaser Kasim interview with FIFA Futboll Mundial  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrFsjGzLd6I


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Friday, August 22, 2014, 17:41:29
Nice one


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, August 22, 2014, 17:56:46
Decent!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, August 22, 2014, 19:02:48
From the hot tarmac of Baghdad! I fucking love Kasim.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 18:23:24
Gladwin out with torn ankle ligaments then :(


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 18:27:06
Gladwin out with torn ankle ligaments then :(

For how long?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 19:57:16
For how long?

One of those dodgy injuries it can be quite difficult to estimate...best case would be maybe 2 months, worst case a year.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: ron dodgers on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 21:41:16
might only be 2 weeks - high or low sprain?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 21:47:38
I did my ankle ligaments many years ago and it's never been right since. However, I didn't get much in the way of medical treatment, so that might have something to do with it.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 22:05:26
Done ankle ligs many times, 6 week injury


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Thursday, August 28, 2014, 16:01:53
Personally I dont think that Nathan Thompson is good enough for L1 and should have been let go. 

I wonder how much him getting a new contract is down to the fact that he shares the same agent as PDC as does Louis Thompson.  I do know that one of the current youth team players was contacted by said agent earlier this year with the promise that 'if you sign up with me you'll be fast tracked into the first team'..........

Teehee


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Thursday, August 28, 2014, 16:36:11
Tijane gone according to FLIC.



Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: TheMajorSTFC on Thursday, August 28, 2014, 16:46:20
Tijane gone according to FLIC.



Probably still looking for the ball he smacked over the bank against Peterborough in the JPT (well that's how I'll remember it anyway)...!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: THE FLASH on Friday, August 29, 2014, 12:50:22
Probably still looking for the ball he smacked over the bank against Peterborough in the JPT (well that's how I'll remember it anyway)...!

That's still coming down now..


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Friday, August 29, 2014, 15:40:28
Quote
Andrew Steele-Davis ‏@andrew_FLICW  26s
Reeves has penned a deal until January 2015 subject to Football League approval #stf

One to add to the squad list


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: THE FLASH on Friday, August 29, 2014, 22:41:53
Short deal but a signing is a signing...


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, August 29, 2014, 23:32:24
THE SQUAD 2014/15

GOALKEEPERS

1. Wes Foderingham (2015)
2. Nathan Thompson (2015)
3. Nathan Byrne (2015)
4. Massimo Luongo (2016)
5. Jack Stephens (Loan)
6. Jordan Turnbull (Loan)
7. Ben Gladwin (2015)
8. Yaser Kasim (2016)
9. Michael Smith (2016)
10. Andy Williams (2015)
11. Brad Smith (Loan)
12.
14. Jake Reeves (2015)
15. Josh Lelan (Loan)
16. Connor Waldon (2015)
17. Ryan Harley (2015)
18. George Barker (2015)
19. Louis Thompson (Loan)
20. Jonathan Obika
21. Matty Jones (2015) - out on loan
22. Darren Ward (2015)
23. Jack Barthram (2015)
24. Curtis Da Costa (2015) - out on loan
25. Tyrell Belford (2015)
26. Anton Rodgers (2015)
27. Antonio Josue (2015) - out on loan
28. Tom Smith (YTS - 1)
29. Raphael Branco (2015)
30. Harry Agombar (2015)
31. Will Randall (YTS - 2)
32. Lee Marshall (YTS - 2)
33. Tom Holland (YTS - 2)
--. Miles Storey (2016) - out on loan

GOALKEEPER
DEFENDER
MIDFIELDER
FORWARD
WILDERNESS


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Shaw Rosso on Saturday, August 30, 2014, 00:35:54
That number 30 looks lively. You can get 9/1 on Harley to score 1st against Coventry later today.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: lambourn red on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 12:37:28
Looks like Stephens No. 5, Reeves No. 14 and Obika No. 20 from the training photos on the OS.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Matt71 on Friday, September 5, 2014, 19:57:29
                                        Wes

                Stevens        N  Thompson    Turnball


      Byrne       Kasim      L Thompson     Luongo     B Smith

       
                                   Smith       Obika


Bench choice of- Gladwin,Branco,Reeves,Williams,Barker,Waldron,Rodgers,Bartram.

That is the strongest starting 11 we have had since playoffs with Wilson and the bench also looks good .Bearing in mind we have cut the budget to 1.8m (4m under the mad Italian) it's a Fantastic achievement and a testament to Power being a very shrewd guy with great football knowledge.Just imagine if we could now attract a bit of investment we could really kick on.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, September 5, 2014, 20:04:20
                                        Wes

                Stevens        N  Thompson    Turnball


      Byrne       Kasim      L Thompson     Luongo     B Smith

       
                                   Smith       Obika


Bench choice of- Gladwin,Branco,Reeves,Williams,Barker,Waldron,Rodgers,Bartram.

That is the strongest starting 11 we have had since playoffs with Wilson and the bench also looks good .

?

That's quite a statement. What does everybody else think?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Friday, September 5, 2014, 20:08:11
Agree totally.

At this moment in time all we lack is someone to put away all the chances we create.

That might well be Smith/Obika.

We shall see.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: dalumpimunki on Friday, September 5, 2014, 20:18:44
?

That's quite a statement. What does everybody else think?

I've been thinking for a while, and certainly since the deadline transactions that the team and squad is shaping up to be the most exciting in a long while.

That's not quite the same as the best. It's that combination of talent, youth, promise and potential. When we had money and we were investing in experienced players, you never felt like they were going to get any better. They were as good as they were ever going to be when we signed them, and most of them gradually declined until we released them on frees.

This lot feel like they're on their way up and all might be capable of more and better. That's more exciting.




Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Matt71 on Friday, September 5, 2014, 20:22:55
The only players  I would have in our present squad from the Wilson squad would be Austin ,Greer and Ward on the left.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, September 5, 2014, 20:23:56
I've been thinking for a while, and certainly since the deadline transactions that the team and squad is shaping up to be the most exciting in a long while.

That's not quite the same as the best. It's that combination of talent, youth, promise and potential. When we had money and we were investing in experienced players, you never felt like they were going to get any better. They were as good as they were ever going to be when we signed them, and most of them gradually declined until we released them on frees.

This lot feel like they're on their way up and all might be capable of more and better. That's more exciting.




The short period around Dec/Jan under PdC in Div 3 a couple of years, was perhaps when we had the strongest squad, with the likes of Hollands and Chris Martin...when we were stuffing sides for fun at the CG by in some cases 4's and 5's.....was perhaps when we looked most likely to go the Championship....but we all know what happened.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: dalumpimunki on Friday, September 5, 2014, 20:27:32
The short period around Dec/Jan under PdC in Div 3 a couple of years, was perhaps when we had the strongest squad, with the likes of Hollands and Chris Martin...when we were stuffing sides for fun at the CG by in some cases 4's and 5's.....was perhaps when we looked most likely to go the Championship....but we all know what happened.

Quite. But the squad still felt like it was mainly made up of players to get us out of L1, and that we'd need to build another one for the Championship. I look at the current lot and it feels like there might be a core that could cut it in the league above, and a number of others who might continue to progress enough to make it as well.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, September 5, 2014, 20:32:17
Quite. But the squad still felt like it was mainly made up of players to get us out of L1, and that we'd need to build another one for the Championship. I look at the current lot and it feels like there might be a core that could cut it in the league above, and a number of others who might continue to progress enough to make it as well.

True, but I'm sure PdC had been given a remit of get us up to the Championship, and we'll see what happens then.  It would be great if this current crop could do something, but given their youth etc, I don't think too many think it likely.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, September 5, 2014, 21:21:11
The short period around Dec/Jan under PdC in Div 3 a couple of years, was perhaps when we had the strongest squad, with the likes of Hollands and Chris Martin...when we were stuffing sides for fun at the CG by in some cases 4's and 5's.....was perhaps when we looked most likely to go the Championship....but we all know what happened.

Spot on Reg.
Walking out of the 1-1 away draw against Bournemouth I have never felt so confident of promotion.
Beating Tranmere and Pompey 5-0 and Carlisle 4-0.
When we beat Shrewsbury 2-0 after clearing the pitch from snow I was disappointed not scoring 4 or 5.
We were on fire and nothing could stop us.
......enter the car crash :(
Still pissed off from that time. The best chance for years to get out of this division.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, September 5, 2014, 21:43:33
Spot on Reg.
Walking out of the 1-1 away draw against Bournemouth I have never felt so confident of promotion.
Beating Tranmere and Pompey 5-0 and Carlisle 4-0.
When we beat Shrewsbury 2-0 after clearing the pitch from snow I was disappointed not scoring 4 or 5.
We were on fire and nothing could stop us.
......enter the car crash :(
Still pissed off from that time. The best chance for years to get out of this division.

It's kind of what happens to us though isn't it, just when things look to be going well something throws a spanner in the works, which is why these days I just look for the small victories, and enjoy them.

Back in the dark days of the early 80's when we were struggling to get out of Div 4 playing in front of 2/3000, I was convinced that we'd end up in the top flight, because I'd seen the good years of the 60's and very early 70's, and knew how good we could be as a club. That faith proved well founded, though short lived


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, September 5, 2014, 22:01:05
It's kind of what happens to us though isn't it, just when things look to be going well something throws a spanner in the works, which is why these days I just look for the small victories, and enjoy them.

Back in the dark days of the early 80's when we were struggling to get out of Div 4 playing in front of 2/3000, I was convinced that we'd end up in the top flight, because I'd seen the good years of the 60's and very early 70's, and knew how good we could be as a club. That faith proved well founded, though short lived

Standing in the TE against Darlo with the clubs lowest crowd of some 1,700 where would it end up.

Loved the late 70's v Watford (Motd) 2-1, Swansea 0-1, with the Liverpool team and then beating the Gills 3-1in the famous game :), car turned over on way back to station (shit they were the days).

Had some good times, many bad though.

TE is so crap now. Sad for the younger ones they will never witness that surge.

Still got the bruises now after Everton 2-2 with Stroud's rocket.....lucky the Parka kept my intestines intact :)
You see Reg some of us can still remember ;)
Newport away was dangerous, Burnley special mad and Carlisle special ...... Cold particularly when the Undertaker was rolled down the grass bank.
Then the cut head by a celery stick at Wigan.

Ohh shit why can't I go back in time..soapy tit wank


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, September 5, 2014, 22:09:21
 :shutup: :shutup:

Plenty more to roll on....
Blackpool Red ...... With his hotel.
Swimming the canal after Chesterfield away on a Friday night called off.
Helping paint Oxford's ground.
Setting alight to Blackpool reds hair as the second half kicked off.
Car exploding due to no oil on way back from Rochdale.
Previous season at Rochdale driving away from the locals wrong way down cobbled street in a stolen Morris Minor (from mates parents).

Could write a book :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Friday, September 5, 2014, 23:20:05
:shutup: :shutup:

Swimming the canal after Chesterfield away on a Friday night called off.
While you were busy swimming the canal me and my mates were getting pissed awaiting their Panza Patrol and ending up kipping at the Cop Shop. It must be said the old bill were good fun and a good bunch of lads. We were bloody tired the next day when the game went ahead. 


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, September 6, 2014, 00:02:12
While you were busy swimming the canal me and my mates were getting pissed awaiting their Panza Patrol and ending up kipping at the Cop Shop. It must be said the old bill were good fun and a good bunch of lads. We were bloody tired the next day when the game went ahead. 

Not proud of that night.
Got refunded with tickets claiming we came on a mini bus when we came by car.
Cashed in 10 paying for next away game claiming by letter that we couldn't make the next day.
I am a nice Man now Chalkie White :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, September 11, 2014, 15:37:10
Wes has just tweeted a picture of Harry Agombar, therefore confirming his existence!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Thursday, September 11, 2014, 16:12:16
Wes has just tweeted a picture of Harry Agombar, therefore confirming his existence!

Did it look anything like this?

(http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608030561793867969&pid=1.7)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Thursday, September 11, 2014, 16:31:51
(http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab225/mark_woolhouse/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140911_162912_zpsba0d2dab.jpg)

Not far off


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, September 11, 2014, 16:55:16
Jeez, with that gettup, he'd be better off  signing for Croydon Athletic.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, September 14, 2014, 14:24:14
THE SQUAD 2014/15

GOALKEEPERS

1. Wes Foderingham (2015)
2. Nathan Thompson (2015)
3. Nathan Byrne (2015)
4. Massimo Luongo (2016)
5. Jack Stephens (Loan)
6. Jordan Turnbull (Loan)
7. Ben Gladwin (2015)
8. Yaser Kasim (2016)
9. Michael Smith (2016)
10. Andy Williams (2015)
11. Brad Smith (Loan)
12.
14. Jake Reeves (2015)
15. Josh Lelan (Loan)
16. Connor Waldon (2015)
17. Ryan Harley (2015)
18. George Barker (2015)
19. Louis Thompson (2015)
20. Jonathan Obika (2016)
21. Matty Jones (2015) - out on loan
22. Darren Ward (2015)
23. Jack Barthram (2015)
24. Curtis Da Costa (2015)
25. Tyrell Belford (2015)
26. Anton Rodgers (2015)
27. Antonio Josue (2015) - out on loan
28. Tom Smith (YTS - 1)
29. Raphael Branco (2015)
30. Harry Agombar (2015) - out on loan
31. Will Randall (YTS - 2)
32. Lee Marshall (YTS - 2)
33. Tom Holland (YTS - 2)
--. Miles Storey (2016) - out on loan

GOALKEEPER
DEFENDER
MIDFIELDER
FORWARD
WILDERNESS



Anyone know how long Obika's contract is?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, September 14, 2014, 14:34:26
Quite sure it's 2 years


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JoeMezz on Sunday, September 14, 2014, 17:31:18
Forgotten Stephens


Title: Re:
Post by: herthab on Sunday, September 14, 2014, 17:38:51
Louis needs to be marked as a loan.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, September 14, 2014, 17:52:55
where is Agombar on loan?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: OrangeTransits on Sunday, September 14, 2014, 17:57:35
Saw him on the M25 the other night putting cones out :-)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, September 14, 2014, 18:00:25
where is Agombar on loan?

Cooper said in the phone-in that he was off to Hereford.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, September 21, 2014, 21:16:22
....and a photograph exists of Harry Agombar playing.

(http://www.herefordtimes.com/resources/images/3271454.jpg?type=articleLandscape)

http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/11486545.Hereford_United_v_Biggleswade_Town/


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Sunday, September 21, 2014, 21:24:37
Found his level then


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: pauld on Monday, September 22, 2014, 13:49:24
....and a photograph exists of Harry Agombar playing.

(http://www.herefordtimes.com/resources/images/3271454.jpg?type=articleLandscape)

http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/11486545.Hereford_United_v_Biggleswade_Town/
Christ, just have a read of the post-match updates on that article, and these linked ones:

http://www.herefordtimes.com/sport/11482589.Hereford_United_manager_Jon_Taylor___Agombar_doesn_t_pick_the_team__I_do_/?ref=mr
http://www.herefordtimes.com/sport/11484591.The_FA__monitoring_situation__at_Hereford_United/?ref=ar

and then think about how good it is to be moaning about the music that gets played at the County Ground


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Monday, September 22, 2014, 13:57:22
If he had somehow got his grubby gangster hands on us, someone would have topped him by now


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, September 22, 2014, 15:20:28
Christ, just have a read of the post-match updates on that article, and these linked ones:

http://www.herefordtimes.com/sport/11482589.Hereford_United_manager_Jon_Taylor___Agombar_doesn_t_pick_the_team__I_do_/?ref=mr
http://www.herefordtimes.com/sport/11484591.The_FA__monitoring_situation__at_Hereford_United/?ref=ar

and then think about how good it is to be moaning about the music that gets played at the County Ground

Crikey what a mess they've been allowed to get into. If the manager asserts that Tommy Tanker's got nothing more to do with the club and he has complete freedom in team selection, how does it come to be that of all the loan players he could have taken, he felt one H Agombar was the single best option? Surely not the FA sleeping on the job?

Also, this made me smile:
Quote
However, the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) have confirmed that the players' residential stay has ended.

Poor sods.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, September 22, 2014, 16:24:45
Hereford are playing Chippenham at Harnish park on Saturday if anyone wants to see if he really does exist.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: PlymRed on Monday, September 22, 2014, 17:32:42
Attendance of 339, gotta feel for them tbh


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, September 22, 2014, 18:01:57
Actually its next tuesday, but I dont think he's getting in the squad at the moment.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, September 22, 2014, 18:30:51
Hereford are playing Chippenham at Harnish park on Saturday if anyone wants to see if he really does exist.

Michael Pook vs. Harry Agombar

The battle nobody asked for...


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: suttonred on Monday, September 22, 2014, 18:56:10
Michael Pook vs. Harry Agombar

The battle nobody asked for...

Good work.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, September 22, 2014, 19:48:59
Michael Pook vs. Harry Agombar

The battle nobody asked for...

 :clap: :swordfight:


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Power to people on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 12:40:53
Hereford fans want the club wound up so they can start again I beleive


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 14:10:47
Hereford fans want the club wound up so they can start again I beleive
And many are boycotting games too apparently.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 14:34:57
But why?

Tommy Agombar is a football man, don't you know!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Power to people on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 15:24:20
I wonder how many now think we should have kept hold of Storey


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 15:33:23
I wonder how many now think we should have kept hold of Storey

Set up one of those poll things, that are all the rage for finding out the answers to the key issues of our time.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11:05:01
Mass Luongo and Brad Smith are in the Aussie squad for their games versus UAE and Qatar next month.

That gets in the way of Preston (H). Ugh.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11:11:02
Mass Luongo and Brad Smith are in the Aussie squad for their games versus UAE and Qatar next month.

That gets in the way of Preston (H). Ugh.

The Middle East may have triggered a descent in to WWIII by then....so we could get away with it.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: THE FLASH on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11:13:33
Set up one of those poll things, that are all the rage for finding out the answers to the key issues of our time.

I still say yes.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11:19:59
Mass Luongo and Brad Smith are in the Aussie squad for their games versus UAE and Qatar next month.

That gets in the way of Preston (H). Ugh.

Do Iraq have a freindly around this time aswell do we know?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: reeves4england on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 13:05:49
Do Iraq have a freindly around this time aswell do we know?

Yes, they do. I imagine Preston will have the game called off themselves anyway.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 13:38:16
Yes, they do. I imagine Preston will have the game called off themselves anyway.

game off then


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: singingiiiffy on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 15:59:39
preston have a potential 7 call ups. So pretty much 100% called off


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 16:01:10
Fuckity fuck.

I'll have to go to Orient now


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 16:25:48
Do Iraq have a freindly around this time aswell do we know?

I don't suppose it will be at home...because Iraq is about to get bombed back to the before the Middle Ages.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 16:31:52
They'll probably pop next door to Syria


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 16:39:00
preston have a potential 7 call ups. So pretty much 100% called off

Excellent, so looks like I'll not be missing any home games when I'm in India now! :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 18:38:25
Slave Traders is on an international weekend, too


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Power to people on Friday, September 26, 2014, 13:02:05
Shall we just mark of the fixtures now that will be moved due to internationals

Whare are Iraq & Aussies playing they home games, are Aussies still playing at QPR ?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, September 26, 2014, 13:23:11
Last one was at Craven Cottage.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Friday, September 26, 2014, 14:20:41
TOWN have signed Birmingham City defender Amari'i Bell on loan until January.

The 20-year-old is eligible for Swindon's fixture at Barnsley tomorrow afternoon.

Bell will wear squad number 12 during his time at The CG.

Read more at http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/article/bellsignonloan-1967399.aspx#bFxVX5AP877hU4Iq.99


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Processed Beats on Friday, September 26, 2014, 14:22:31
That's a bit out of the blue.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, September 26, 2014, 14:26:10
So Stephens' injury is worse than expected? Or is this to cover Lelan going back to Derby?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Friday, September 26, 2014, 14:32:45
Not sure
Sam just tweeted

Quote
Amari'i Bell is the 'trialist' who was with Swindon Town at Newport

Anyone listen to linksports podcast ?
Cooper explained in there why he was at WBA v Hull the other day
Will have to find it and have a listen

EDIT
https://soundcloud.com/linksport/cooperpress25914_mixdown

Was there just to watch football - boooo


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Processed Beats on Friday, September 26, 2014, 14:37:10
Ah, he's a left back. Supposedly cover for B. Smith, who has a knock apparently. Makes sense.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Power to people on Friday, September 26, 2014, 15:25:29
I wonder if this is with a view to permanent, bit odd to sign a player on loan that may not get a game if smith keeps improving and stays fit


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, September 26, 2014, 15:33:57
 Rogue apostrophe  :(


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: suttonred on Friday, September 26, 2014, 15:45:52
I wonder if this is with a view to permanent, bit odd to sign a player on loan that may not get a game if smith keeps improving and stays fit
It will also to do with potentially Smith being away with the OZ team In January I would have thought as well.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: dphunt88 on Friday, September 26, 2014, 16:41:16
Young Town defender Curtis Da Costa has joined Bognor Regis Town (Ryman Premier League) on loan. He made his debut on Tuesday night against Metropolitan Police.

http://nonleague.pitchero.com/news/rocks-borrow-swindon-defender-34085/


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Frigby Daser on Friday, September 26, 2014, 17:20:31
We're very lopsided without cover on the left. I know we have Lee Marshall, but there's nothing to say he's ready. Get Bell up to speed with what we do before he might be needed for a prolonged spell in the side - and hopefully keep Smith on his toes.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, October 9, 2014, 12:46:50
Still plenty of contract negotiations ahead... and a fair few who won't be invited to discuss their Town futures.


THE SQUAD 2014/15

GOALKEEPERS

1. Wes Foderingham (2015)
2. Nathan Thompson (2017)
3. Nathan Byrne (2015)
4. Massimo Luongo (2016)
5. Jack Stephens (Loan)
6. Jordan Turnbull (Loan)
7. Ben Gladwin (2015)
8. Yaser Kasim (2016)
9. Michael Smith (2016)
10. Andy Williams (2015)
11. Brad Smith (Loan)
12. Amari'i Bell (Loan)
14. Jake Reeves (2015)
15. Josh Lelan (Loan)
16. Connor Waldon (2015)
17. Ryan Harley (2015)
18. George Barker (2015)
19. Louis Thompson (Loan)
20. Jonathan Obika
21. Matty Jones (2015) - out on loan
22. Darren Ward (2015)
23. Jack Barthram (2015)
24. Curtis Da Costa (2015)
25. Tyrell Belford (2015)
26. Anton Rodgers (2015)
27. Antonio Josue (2015) - out on loan
28. Tom Smith (YTS - 1)
29. Raphael Branco (2015)
30. Harry Agombar (2015) - out on loan
31. Will Randall (YTS - 2)
32. Lee Marshall (YTS - 2)
33. Tom Holland (YTS - 2)
--. Miles Storey (2016) - out on loan

GOALKEEPER
DEFENDER
MIDFIELDER
FORWARD
WILDERNESS


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, October 11, 2014, 03:46:11
Where are Josue & Jones on loan to, do we know?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: hobnob on Saturday, October 11, 2014, 06:28:20
Morocco asking for tournament to be postponed due to Ebola outbreak. Every cloud has a silver lining I guess ( joking), at least the Iraqi Pirlo can stay if we haven't flogged him by then!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: brocklesby red on Saturday, October 11, 2014, 07:18:32
Morocco asking for tournament to be postponed due to Ebola outbreak. Every cloud has a silver lining I guess ( joking), at least the Iraqi Pirlo can stay if we haven't flogged him by then!
Except that Yasser and Mass will be involved in the Asian cup which will be held in Australia


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Saturday, October 11, 2014, 09:20:19
Mass and Brad Smith both got some game time in last nightīs game against UAE:

http://www.socceroos.com.au/matchcentre/United-Arab-Emirates-v-Australia/769752#widget-match-day-tabs


Iraq drew 1-1 with Yemen last night but I can't find any match details yet.  This match 'report' is very informative though:

http://www.iraqinews.com/sports/friendly-match-iraq-yemen-end-with-tie/


Title: Re: Sv: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, October 11, 2014, 11:15:33
Where are Josue & Jones on loan to, do we know?
Wantage I think


Title: Re: Sv: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, October 11, 2014, 11:15:49
Where are Josue & Jones on loan to, do we know?
Wantage I think


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, October 11, 2014, 15:31:19
Barker starts for Tranmere. Currently 1-0 down.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, October 11, 2014, 15:45:24
Barker starts for Tranmere. Currently 1-0 down.
With Brez in goal for that extra ex Town link.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Nemo on Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:02:50
Brad Smiff's been recalled by Liverpool.

No reason given, unhappy about Bell or some sort of injury?

The main problem for us is that you need three callups to get a game cancelled right? Playing without Yasser and Massimo would be a real problem.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Honkytonk on Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:10:01
Brad Smiff's been recalled by Liverpool.

No reason given, unhappy about Bell or some sort of injury?

The main problem for us is that you need three callups to get a game cancelled right? Playing without Yasser and Massimo would be a real problem.

Cock, that can't have come at a worse time really, as with Branco injured, Thompson suspended and Bell being a little bit shit on Saturday and at Plymouth, we're suddenly a bit bereft at the back.

Maybe Smith's been recalled to replace Balotelli up front?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Tails on Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:11:21
Brad Smiff's been recalled by Liverpool.

No reason given, unhappy about Bell or some sort of injury?

The main problem for us is that you need three callups to get a game cancelled right? Playing without Yasser and Massimo would be a real problem.

Do we get compensation for that? As it was a season loan?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: lambourn red on Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:11:46
Brad Smiff's been recalled by Liverpool.

No reason given, unhappy about Bell or some sort of injury?

The main problem for us is that you need three callups to get a game cancelled right? Playing without Yasser and Massimo would be a real problem.

Yes we now currently face the possibility of Bristol City at home without Kasim and Luongo. Lad I know spoke with Lee Power last weekend in the George in Lambourn he was there with Sean Curran who trains his horses, he told him that it looked like Liverpool were going to recall Smith due to not starting. Another interesting thing he said was Luke Williams had been approached by Tottenham to run the Academy but the club were trying there best to keep him.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:21:31
Thought I'd check out this thread today... wish I hadn't.  :badmood:

The wheels are coming off... :P

I wonder if Yas will say no to Iraq again to help us out?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:23:23
He had played every game but then got a injury and his replacement had a couple of good games, seems a very harsh decision by Liverpool unless they actually want to play him. Seeing how bad their defence was yesterday it wouldn't surprise me.

Screws us now because we'll have games without Kasim and Luongo.


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:34:53
Cock. That is all.

Losing L Williams would probably be a disaster too.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:34:53
That's a bit shit.

Youth loan rules must allow a recall then, because standard season long loans can't be recalled.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Riddick on Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:35:13
I don't blame Liverpool for recalling him. They send them out on loan to play not to sit on the bench. We should be aware of this in my opinion.

As everyone else says this screws us for the Bristol City game, or at least make's it much more difficult.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:45:55
We should be aware of this in my opinion.


Do you think they were not aware of it? Were they to play Smith out of fear of him being recalled when we have Bell whom is, by all accounts, the better player?



Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:54:32
I don't blame Liverpool for recalling him. They send them out on loan to play not to sit on the bench. We should be aware of this in my opinion.

As everyone else says this screws us for the Bristol City game, or at least make's it much more difficult.

Not entirely fair. He had an injury which made him miss a few games then came back from playing with the Socceroos and missed one game, which for all we know could be down to tiredness or a small knock.

This is definitely unfair from Liverpool, unless they want to chuck him in the first team. I wonder who we'll get in to replace him. I wonder if Liverpool will think "we have kinda screwed them there, let's send them <name> to fill Brad's spot for now"... we can dream.


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:00:11
If teams want a 'play him or else will recall him' clause in untested players loan contracts they can fuck off.

The biggest loss here isn't the player, but our ability to call off games in international weekends.

Smith may be great one day, if he can learn to cross,  but he's not an automatic pick and not should he be. That's the point of competition for places.

Time for barthram to prove himself.

Now watch us find out smith is injured :)


Title: Re:
Post by: JayBox325 on Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:07:40
If teams want a 'play him or else will recall him' clause in untested players loan contracts they can fuck off.

The biggest loss here isn't the player, but our ability to call off games in international weekends.

Smith may be great one day, if he can learn to cross,  but he's not an automatic pick and not should he be. That's the point of competition for places.

Time for barthram to prove himself.

Well said ^

Barthram has shown some moments of brilliance in the past, so we should give him a runout. My formation for Rochdale would be:

Up front: Williams, Obika
Bell, L. Thompson, Luongo, Gladwin
Kasim
Turnbull, Stephens, Byrne

Louis seemed to slot in at right-back temporarily against Yeovil and seemed to hold his own. But the main question is would you be happy to drop Byrne back into his old Left back position or putting Barthram in that position?

But with Byrne that far back, Gladwin & Yaser would have to be very aware of filling in that position when Byrne goes up.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:08:34
Smith was muck when I watched him. I haven't seen this Bell guy but he sounds better overall.

As Batch says he was key to international call offs which is a bummer.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:13:21
We still have Reeves, Gladwin and Rodgers to step up. While we may not be as strong as we otherwise would be, we're not exactly left with a poor midfield.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:15:51
We still have Reeves, Gladwin and Rodgers to step up. While we may not be as strong as we otherwise would be, we're not exactly left with a poor midfield.

They look good. But still relatively untested. Reeves looks really good, Gladwin on his day could be the first name on the teamsheet...

It's just we're going to have to drop them all into the squad at the same time. I'd be happy if it was just one midfielder to be replaced, but both our strongest midfielders is what's making me nervous.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:22:58
We still have Reeves, Gladwin and Rodgers to step up. While we may not be as strong as we otherwise would be, we're not exactly left with a poor midfield.

I prefer to get on with it...chance for these lads to step up and claim a place.  In the long run don't think postponements do you any good....we've had more than enough already.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:26:48
Is this the time we go back to Derby

"Hey, you know that Lelan guy... we've sent him back to you twice cause we don't think he's all that. Can we have him back for a bit please."


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Honkytonk on Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:30:33
Gladwin can fill in on the left, as proved against Yeovil at the weekend. Byrne can play there but he's much better marauding down the right. Could even play Gladwin in Nathan's role actually, he's a unit and can pick a pass pretty bloody well. Mind you, sticking someone that young and with that little first team experience in that position might end in disaster.

Losing Mass and Yas at the same time could completely scupper our season. They're the hinge of the team. Reeves is good, Gladwin's good, haven't seen much/anything of Rogers personally, but as others have said, if we're having to stick practically untested players into the first team because of injury and internationals it's hardly great. Especially over winter, which is probably going to be the toughest part of the season with our style of play.

Time for the yoof to step up!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Monday, October 20, 2014, 13:16:50
We were always going to lose Yas and Mass for the whole of January anyway.

Neither have, IMO, been at the top of their game lately.

Wouldn't bother me overly to go with Gladwin and Reeves against City


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Monday, October 20, 2014, 13:22:46
We were always going to lose Yas and Mass for the whole of January anyway.

Neither have, IMO, been at the top of their game lately.

Wouldn't bother me overly to go with Gladwin and Reeves against City

I like this. You do make a good point. But my main issue with losing them is that Massimo and Byrne link up like they're sharing the same brain and Yaser just has a presence in midfield that adds a lot regardless of his performance. But saying that, I remember a few times in the Yeovil game he lost the ball in bad places... not to mention at the end he was clear for a shot but decided to do skill and got himself in a non-shooting position.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Nemo on Monday, October 20, 2014, 13:27:26
We were always going to lose Yas and Mass for the whole of January anyway.

Neither have, IMO, been at the top of their game lately.

Wouldn't bother me overly to go with Gladwin and Reeves against City

if Massimo and Kasim start, we have Reeves and Gladwin on the bench as impact subs.

If Reeves and Gladwin start, we have Rogers and Marshall. Wouldn't fancy much impact off the bench from them.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Monday, October 20, 2014, 13:32:35
Yas and Mass haven't ever been subbed this season as far as I can recall


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Monday, October 20, 2014, 13:33:30
Hopefully Louis will break into the Welsh squad soon so we'll have our 3rd international back!!!


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Monday, October 20, 2014, 13:37:44
Yas and Mass haven't ever been subbed this season as far as I can recall
Pretty sure mas has but not yas ....


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Quagmire on Monday, October 20, 2014, 13:41:59
Going into a game against a side who are top the league and unbeaten without 2 key players is a bit shit, I've no doubt Reeves and Gladwin could do a job, but they're not quite Kasim and Luongo are they?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Monday, October 20, 2014, 13:48:07
It wouldn't surprise me if Cooper subs Yas or Mass or both in a lot of games between now and January...

Get Reeves, Gladwin & Rodgers some first team gametime ready for them to takeover.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Power to people on Monday, October 20, 2014, 13:56:28
We will have to deal with them going of to the interntional cups during january anyway so time to either raid the loan market or hope the others step up to the plate


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Summerof69 on Monday, October 20, 2014, 15:10:10
Yas and Mass haven't ever been subbed this season as far as I can recall

Mass got subbed against Sheff Utd.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, October 20, 2014, 18:16:03
THE SQUAD 2014/15

GOALKEEPERS

1. Wes Foderingham (2015)
2. Nathan Thompson (2017)
3. Nathan Byrne (2015)
4. Massimo Luongo (2016)
5. Jack Stephens (Loan)
6. Jordan Turnbull (Loan)
7. Ben Gladwin (2015)
8. Yaser Kasim (2016)
9. Michael Smith (2016)
10. Andy Williams (2015)
11.
12. Amari'i Bell (Loan)
14. Jake Reeves (2015)
15. Harry Toffolo (Loan)
16. Connor Waldon (2015)
17. Ryan Harley (2015)
18. George Barker (2015) - out on loan
19. Louis Thompson (Loan)
20. Jonathan Obika
21. Matty Jones (2015)
22. Darren Ward (2015)
23. Jack Barthram (2015)
24. Curtis Da Costa (2015) - out on loan
25. Tyrell Belford (2015)
26. Anton Rodgers (2015)
27. Antonio Josue (2015) - out on loan
28. Tom Smith (YTS - 1)
29. Raphael Branco (2015)
30. Harry Agombar (2015)
31. Will Randall (YTS - 2)
32. Lee Marshall (YTS - 2)
33. Tom Holland (YTS - 2)
--. Miles Storey (2016) - out on loan

GOALKEEPER
DEFENDER
MIDFIELDER
FORWARD
WILDERNESS


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Monday, October 20, 2014, 22:11:53
THE SQUAD 2014/15

GOALKEEPERS

1. Wes Foderingham (2015)
2. Nathan Thompson (2017)
3. Nathan Byrne (2015)
4. Massimo Luongo (2016)
5. Jack Stephens (Loan)
6. Jordan Turnbull (Loan)
7. Ben Gladwin (2015)
8. Yaser Kasim (2016)
9. Michael Smith (2016)
10. Andy Williams (2015)
11.
12. Amari'i Bell (Loan)
14. Jake Reeves (2015)
15. Harry Toffolo (Loan)
16. Connor Waldon (2015)
17. Ryan Harley (2015)
18. George Barker (2015)
19. Louis Thompson (Loan)
20. Jonathan Obika
21. Matty Jones (2015) - out on loan
22. Darren Ward (2015)
23. Jack Barthram (2015)
24. Curtis Da Costa (2015)
25. Tyrell Belford (2015)
26. Anton Rodgers (2015)
27. Antonio Josue (2015) - out on loan
28. Tom Smith (YTS - 1)
29. Raphael Branco (2015)
30. Harry Agombar (2015) - out on loan
31. Will Randall (YTS - 2)
32. Lee Marshall (YTS - 2)
33. Tom Holland (YTS - 2)
--. Miles Storey (2016) - out on loan

GOALKEEPER
DEFENDER
MIDFIELDER
FORWARD
WILDERNESS


* George Barker is out on loan
* I wouldn't quite say Miles Storey is in the Wilderness though.
* Da Costa is out on loan

:)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, October 20, 2014, 23:25:55
* I wouldn't quite say Miles Storey is in the Wilderness though.

I disagree. I'm convinced that Cooper/Power don't rate him.

My opinion is based on nothing. It's gone very quiet for him at Portsmouth too.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Honkytonk on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 00:48:04
Hopefully Louis will break into the Welsh squad soon so we'll have our 3rd international back!!!

Perhaps we should go break Gareth Bale's legs?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 09:47:11
I disagree. I'm convinced that Cooper/Power don't rate him.

My opinion is based on nothing. It's gone very quiet for him at Portsmouth too.

Yeah, that's cool. But he's still a recognised striker. Apparently his confidence is shot at Pompey... :(


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Power to people on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 13:25:27
* George Barker is out on loan
* I wouldn't quite say Miles Storey is in the Wilderness though.
* Da Costa is out on loan

:)

Obika signed a 2.5 year deal



Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: PetsWinPrizes on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 08:08:10
Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere, but this sheds some light on recall of Brad Smith. And suggests we may get him back?

@JamesPearceEcho: Brad Smith was recalled from Swindon by #LFC over contract issues. Until he signs a new deal the club won't send him back out on loan.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Honkytonk on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:22:01
Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere, but this sheds some light on recall of Brad Smith. And suggests we may get him back?

@JamesPearceEcho: Brad Smith was recalled from Swindon by #LFC over contract issues. Until he signs a new deal the club won't send him back out on loan.

Oh, well that's positive I suppose. Still, bit of a stinker to do that when we're down players anyway and have Tuesday/Saturday etc. games. Couldn't he get a couple of days off training to go and sort it out? Or couldn't some people come down here from Liverpool to do the same? Why does he have to go back?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 13:06:50
Oh, well that's positive I suppose. Still, bit of a stinker to do that when we're down players anyway and have Tuesday/Saturday etc. games. Couldn't he get a couple of days off training to go and sort it out? Or couldn't some people come down here from Liverpool to do the same? Why does he have to go back?
Because reading that quote the implication is that the reason for the recall isn't so much to ensure he's physically present as to pressure him into signing a new deal - "Sign or you don't play" kind of thing. Presumably because they want a fee for him, or at least the prospect of getting one, when he does move


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Saturday, October 25, 2014, 09:09:55
Waldon joins maidenhead on loan


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Saturday, October 25, 2014, 13:19:21
Lee Marshall signed pro deal


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, November 3, 2014, 15:43:02
George Barker's loan at Tranmere has been terminated but he can't play in the Cup due to the loan agreement.

Sounds like he'll probably go out on loan somewhere soon though according to Cooper.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Power to people on Monday, November 3, 2014, 15:45:32
George Barker's loan at Tranmere has been terminated but he can't play in the Cup due to the loan agreement.

Sounds like he'll probably go out on loan somewhere soon though according to Cooper.

Decided he was crap so returned him to us


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, November 3, 2014, 15:53:01
Decided he was crap so returned him to us

Not strictly true. Micky Adams took over 1 match into his loan and wanted to use his own contracted players.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Thursday, November 20, 2014, 19:30:52
Branco set to sign a two year extension, and what's happened with Jake Reeves? seemed he was set to sign weeks ago.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, November 20, 2014, 19:32:00
Branco set to sign a two year extension, and what's happened with Jake Reeves? seemed he was set to sign weeks ago.

Well, he's not playing. Perhaps all parties are waiting on Luongo/Kasim.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, November 20, 2014, 19:56:04
Branco set to sign a two year extension, and what's happened with Jake Reeves? seemed he was set to sign weeks ago.

Getting shot of Harley should help.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Processed Beats on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:18:27
Toffolo's loan extended until the end of the season. Great news.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:20:31
Fantastic.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:23:04
Branco set to sign a two year extension, and what's happened with Jake Reeves? seemed he was set to sign weeks ago.

Great news about Branco, but with Reeves I think because he's not getting any game time he's holding out to see if that changes. Which is fair enough, he looks to be a talented player.

Toffolo's loan extended until the end of the season. Great news.

This is also great news. I really rate Toffolo. Hopefully we'll have the chance of keeping him if we go up.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Honkytonk on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:26:35
Woop woop!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:56:33
What looks like a consistent left back who seems to be solid at the back and isn't too shabby going forward (definitely improving as he gets more confident). Happy with this.



Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JanTheMan on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 11:05:41
Gruffalo looked very good on Saturday.  Great bit of business.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 11:07:52
The thing that's so nice about him signing for the rest of the season is, if you follow him on Twitter, you'll see he loves the club, he loves the boys he's playing with and loves playing this style of football. So it's a positive signing all around.

Even his Mum Retweets tweets about him from some of the fans.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 11:21:12
he loves the boys he's playing with

Ohh err


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 11:25:38
Ohh err

 :poofs:


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 11:57:18
Anyway, maybe it's time we try and make a song from this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZfEIX2lhlI


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JoeMezz on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 13:08:50
Anyway, maybe it's time we try and make a song from this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZfEIX2lhlI

I prefer Toffolo soldier!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 13:29:50
I prefer Toffolo soldier!

That works too! Either way, we need a song ;).


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 13:46:49
I prefer Toffolo soldier!

Just a Toffolo Soldier,
From the heart of East Anglia...


never gonna catch on..


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Honkytonk on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 15:41:18
Just a Toffolo Soldier,
From the heart of East Anglia...


never gonna catch on..

Surely...

Toffolo Soldier,
in the heart of Wilt-shire,
loaned from Anglia,
Toffolo soldier...


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 16:30:07
The only people likely to start that are jayo and his boys, and they will routinely get shouted down by others in the town end. As is the norm.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 17:01:06
The only people likely to start that are jayo and his boys, and they will routinely get shouted down by others in the town end. As is the norm.

That's so shit that happens.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 17:39:47
Also that song is shit.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 17:45:31
Gruffalo looked very good on Saturday.  Great bit of business.

He sure did, and it sure is.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 18:29:48
Surely...

Toffolo Soldier,
in the heart of Wilt-shire,
loaned from Anglia,
Toffolo soldier...

Toffolo girls go round the outside


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 22:22:26
If you wanna get with me
There's some things you gotta know
I like my beats fast
and my Toffolo


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 00:12:33
Something working Toffolo into Go With The Flow by QOTSA.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Honkytonk on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 00:20:54
If you wanna get with me
There's some things you gotta know
I like my beats fast
and my Toffolo

That's fucking worse than mine.

Take a bow.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Ells on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 01:18:49
Something working Toffolo into Go With The Flow by QOTSA.

They said we'll never win the league,
They're just youngsters after all
We don't know who owns the club
Some guy from Peterborough does

We play the game
Just like it should be played
Elliot was a clear reeed

We can go
With the loans
We keep believing in the reds
And we can win
With toffolo
We'll keep believing til the end

(I assure you all I am suitably ashamed of myself)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 06:29:11
Blimey! Bit too impressive for the TE


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 07:45:57
Surely it would be something with gruffalo in? After all that's his name I'm sure, as I heard it on the tv..


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 12:32:55
They said we'll never win the league,
They're just youngsters after all
We don't know who owns the club
Some guy from Peterborough does

We play the game
Just like it should be played
Elliot was a clear reeed

We can go
With the loans
We keep believing in the reds
And we can win
With toffolo
We'll keep believing til the end

(I assure you all I am suitably ashamed of myself)

That's bloody impressive. Although, I'm not sure how the Town End would be able to pull it off hahaha.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 12:38:22
They said we'll never win the league,
They're just youngsters after all
We don't know who owns the club
Some guy from Peterborough does

We play the game
Just like it should be played
Elliot was a clear reeed

We can go
With the loans
We keep believing in the reds
And we can win
With toffolo
We'll keep believing til the end

(I assure you all I am suitably ashamed of myself)

Fair play that worked a lot better than I expected it to.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 13:06:09
Fair play that worked a lot better than I expected it to.

Did you stop and listen to it and read it in your head, too?  :sherlock:


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Ells on Friday, November 28, 2014, 23:26:48
Haha thanks guys. I figured I might as well be ambitious as getting even a simple new chant off the ground is nigh on impossible anyway..

On another note Harley came off the bench for Exeter today and played I quote "ok" for a bit. Belongs in the ex player thread perhaps :hmmm:


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Friday, November 28, 2014, 23:35:01
He's fucking shit


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Ells on Friday, November 28, 2014, 23:39:01
He's fucking shit

There isn't a "he's fucking shit" thread tans

Leave that to the Exeter board.. They've also signed Clinton Morrison  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, December 13, 2014, 15:59:10
Sounds like contract wars with Raphael Branco will end his time at Swindon.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: otanswell on Saturday, December 13, 2014, 16:48:07
Sounds like contract wars with Raphael Branco will end his time at Swindon.

He's not all that anyway


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 19:26:55
Updated*

THE SQUAD 2014/15

FIRST TEAM PLAYERS

1. Wes Foderingham (2015)
2. Nathan Thompson (2017)
3. Nathan Byrne (2015)
4. Massimo Luongo (2016)
7. Ben Gladwin (2017)
8. Yaser Kasim (2016)
9. Michael Smith (2016)
10. Andy Williams (2015)
11.
14. Jake Reeves (January 2015)
20. Jonathan Obika (2016)
25. Tyrell Belford (2015)
26. Anton Rodgers (2015)

LOAN PLAYERS

5. Jack Stephens (January)
6. Jordan Turnbull (May)
12. Amari'i Bell (January)
19. Louis Thompson (May)
15. Harry Toffolo (May)

FRINGE PLAYERS

16. Connor Waldon (2015) - out on loan
18. George Barker (2015)
21. Matty Jones (2015)
23. Jack Barthram (2015)
24. Curtis Da Costa (2015)
28. Tom Smith (YTS - 1)
31. Will Randall (YTS - 2)
32. Lee Marshall (2016)
33. Tom Holland (YTS - 2)

WILDNERNESS

17. Ryan Harley (2015) - out on loan
22. Darren Ward (2015)
27. Antonio Josue (2015) - out on loan
29. Raphael Branco (2015)
30. Harry Agombar (2015)
--. Miles Storey (2016) - out on loan

GOALKEEPER
DEFENDER
MIDFIELDER
FORWARD
WILDERNESS


* There maybe some errors.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, December 28, 2014, 15:29:25
Jake Reeves is leaving tomorrow then.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Sunday, December 28, 2014, 15:31:32
Ah well


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, December 28, 2014, 15:40:02
Jake Reeves is leaving tomorrow then.
Shame as he is good cover but not shock, he needs to be getting more game time.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, December 28, 2014, 15:44:55
Strange that he'd leave just as two midfielders disappear for a month but perhaps he has an offer. Think he'll do well for someone, just happens to be in one of our strongest positions


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, December 28, 2014, 15:51:06
Strange that he'd leave just as two midfielders disappear for a month but perhaps he has an offer. Think he'll do well for someone, just happens to be in one of our strongest positions
He has an offer closer to his home too apparently and one that promised him first team games.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Sunday, December 28, 2014, 15:52:48
I think AFC Wimbledon wanted him


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Sunday, December 28, 2014, 18:52:53
Strange that he'd leave just as two midfielders disappear for a month but perhaps he has an offer. Think he'll do well for someone, just happens to be in one of our strongest positions

Not that strange, he's behind Gladwin and Louis, even if he gets a bit of game time in rotation he's back to square 1 when Mas and Kas return. Good luck to him.

Oh yeah, Anton Rogers and even Stephens can play mid too.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: singingiiiffy on Sunday, December 28, 2014, 19:49:44
If I have heard right he has an offer from afc Wimbledon


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Red Frog on Sunday, December 28, 2014, 19:56:00
Not that strange, he's behind Gladwin and Louis, even if he gets a bit of game time in rotation he's back to square 1 when Mas and Kas return. Good luck to him.

Oh yeah, Anton Rogers and even Stephens can play mid too.

Even Stephens? From what I hear, it might be his best position.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: donkey on Sunday, December 28, 2014, 23:12:29
Even Stephens? From what I hear, it might be his best position.

He played ok there when I saw him (against Fleetwood), but he moved the ball a lot slower than Kasim and didn't get open to receive the pass as often either.  Just to confirm, this is isn't a criticism as Kasim is one of our very best players, just an observation.  I expect Stephens to be holding midlfielder for most of Jan, and he'll be fine.  He's just not as good there as Kasim.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Red Frog on Sunday, December 28, 2014, 23:54:24
He played ok there when I saw him (against Fleetwood), but he moved the ball a lot slower than Kasim and didn't get open to receive the pass as often either.  Just to confirm, this is isn't a criticism as Kasim is one of our very best players, just an observation.  I expect Stephens to be holding midlfielder for most of Jan, and he'll be fine.  He's just not as good there as Kasim.

Understood. I just remember people praising him highly in that position one game - maybe that one.

Given that the only games I've seen this season have been Rochdale and Colchester, I'm at a loss to know how we've won any.


Title: Re:
Post by: Frigby Daser on Sunday, December 28, 2014, 23:56:38
Miles Storey tweets a picture of himself playing for us saying "you never know what's round the corner in football". I'd be very surprised if we take him back, but I suppose it's feasible that they send him back unwanted.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: singingiiiffy on Monday, December 29, 2014, 00:29:16
Miles Storey tweets a picture of himself playing for us saying "you never know what's round the corner in football". I'd be very surprised if we take him back, but I suppose it's feasible that they send him back unwanted.

Without any doubt I would have him back here as our 4th striker. No one likes playing against pace in the last few mins of a match.


Title: Re:
Post by: @mwooly63 on Monday, December 29, 2014, 00:43:07
Miles Storey tweets a picture of himself playing for us saying "you never know what's round the corner in football". I'd be very surprised if we take him back, but I suppose it's feasible that they send him back unwanted.

He tweeted after was just an old pic he found and meant nothing by it is not coming back


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Monday, December 29, 2014, 17:54:44
Rumour has it we have signed an as yet unnamed midfielder.

Young (quelle surprise!) with limited FL experience


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, December 29, 2014, 17:59:19
Rumour has it we have signed an as yet unnamed midfielder.

Young (quelle surprise!) with limited FL experience

sauce?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Monday, December 29, 2014, 18:02:38
Moosehead's twitter

Should be players x 2


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: horlock07 on Sunday, January 4, 2015, 16:19:29
I assume that Tom Smith came through the ranks... warming up yesterday that lad is proper ginger!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Abrahammer on Sunday, January 4, 2015, 16:28:09
That must be the kid who got a callup to the bench for the first game of the season when someone was injured in warmup.

He has definately drawn the short straw with that strong shade of ginger, at least he has something going for him with football talent.



Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, January 12, 2015, 15:20:42
Harleys contract is cancelled then. And Da costa leaves


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, January 12, 2015, 16:33:08
Good.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, January 12, 2015, 16:34:05
Harleys contract is cancelled then. And Da costa leaves

And he has signed for Exeter permanently.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, January 12, 2015, 18:05:10
THE SQUAD 2014/15

FIRST TEAM PLAYERS

1. Wes Foderingham (2015)
2. Nathan Thompson (2017)
3. Nathan Byrne (2015)
4. Massimo Luongo (2016) - AFC Asian Cup duty
7. Ben Gladwin (2017)
8. Yaser Kasim (2016) - AFC Asian Cup duty
9. Michael Smith (2016)
10. Andy Williams (2015) - Negotiations?
20. Jonathan Obika (2016)
24. Jermaine Hylton (2017)
25. Tyrell Belford (2015)
26. Anton Rodgers (2015)
29. Raphael Branco (2017)

LOAN PLAYERS

5. Jack Stephens (January)
6. Jordan Turnbull (May)
14. John Swift (May)
19. Louis Thompson (May)
15. Harry Toffolo (May)

FRINGE PLAYERS

16. Connor Waldon (2015) - out on loan
18. George Barker (2015)
21. Matty Jones (2015) - out on loan
23. Jack Barthram (2015)
28. Tom Smith (YTS - 1)
31. Will Randall (YTS - 2)
32. Lee Marshall (2016)
33. Tom Holland (YTS - 2)

WILDNERNESS

22. Darren Ward (2015) - out on loan
27. Antonio Josue (2015) - out on loan
30. Harry Agombar (2015) - God only knows
--. Miles Storey (2016) - Looking to loan out

GOALKEEPER
DEFENDER
MIDFIELDER
FORWARD
WILDERNESS


* There maybe some errors.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Monday, January 12, 2015, 18:13:21
What about the new fella


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Monday, January 12, 2015, 18:16:34
What about the new fella

Jermaine Hylton is number 24.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Barry Scott on Monday, January 12, 2015, 18:22:58
Great news that Harley's gone. I don't think I've ever disliked a player as much as him. Made Prutton look like Lampard.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Monday, January 12, 2015, 18:59:44
Great news that Harley's gone. I don't think I've ever disliked a player as much as him. Made Prutton look like Lampard.

Yup agreed with that Bazza

Awful


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, January 12, 2015, 19:09:06
Great news that Harley's gone. I don't think I've ever disliked a player as much as him. Made Prutton look like Lampard.

A player who literally offered nothing.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Quagmire on Monday, January 12, 2015, 19:15:04
No Obika on your list, Rich


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, January 12, 2015, 19:17:16
No Obika on your list, Rich

Must have deleted him when adding Hylton, cheers.

Harley came to Swindon already in very poor form. I hope those sort of transfers are long gone.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: pauld on Monday, January 12, 2015, 20:36:04
Isn't Oakley still at the club, albeit loaned out at the moment? Think he's still registered as our player though?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, January 12, 2015, 20:37:37
Isn't Oakley still at the club, albeit loaned out at the moment? Think he's still registered as our player though?

Released last summer.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: pauld on Monday, January 12, 2015, 20:49:06
Released last summer.
Fair enough. I should have looked it up really. Too lazy :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: dalumpimunki on Monday, January 12, 2015, 21:16:27
I thought Branco had signed on now?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, January 12, 2015, 21:17:05
I thought Branco had signed on now?

Was it ever officially confirmed?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, January 12, 2015, 21:37:43
Was it ever officially confirmed?

Yep.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 14:12:34
Not sure whether this should go in here or the "trivial things that mildly amuse" thread, but for some reason I stumbled across football's answer to Shergar's twitter profile earlier and was amused to read Herbalife Harry descrbing himself in these terms

"Harryagombar7
@HarryAgombar7
Pro footballer at Swindon Town fc Full stockist of Herbalife, nutrition for a better life. We are a leading nutrition & direct-selling company."

Didn't know Herbalife sold vanishing cream :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 14:13:52
Danny Rose at Oxford sells the same stuff


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 14:36:19
Not sure whether this should go in here or the "trivial things that mildly amuse" thread, but for some reason I stumbled across football's answer to Shergar's twitter profile earlier and was amused to read Herbalife Harry descrbing himself in these terms

"Harryagombar7
@HarryAgombar7
Pro footballer at Swindon Town fc Full stockist of Herbalife, nutrition for a better life. We are a leading nutrition & direct-selling company."

Didn't know Herbalife sold vanishing cream :)

I assume its something like Tupperware parties...

To be fair at least he is preparing for the inevitable end of his 'cough' professional football career.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 15:24:47
Not sure whether this should go in here or the "trivial things that mildly amuse" thread, but for some reason I stumbled across football's answer to Shergar's twitter profile earlier and was amused to read Herbalife Harry descrbing himself in these terms

"Harryagombar7
@HarryAgombar7
Pro footballer at Swindon Town fc Full stockist of Herbalife, nutrition for a better life. We are a leading nutrition & direct-selling company."

Didn't know Herbalife sold vanishing cream :)

:Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 17:40:27
Herbalife is one of those M-L-definitely-not-a-pyramid-M schemes.

Some people can earn a good crust from it. Harry, I'm not so sure.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 18:01:36
Long way to go, but it's encouragingly quiet on the transfer front


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 18:12:42
Development team beaten 8-2 by Muff this afternoon.

Apparently their team was ridiculously strong


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 18:17:50
Development team beaten 8-2 by Muff this afternoon.

Apparently their team was ridiculously strong

Buchel, Addison, Ward, Harte, Cargill (Kaye 75), Stanislas (Buckley 75), Wakefield (Coulibaly 65), OíKane, Fraser (Whitfield 62), MacDonald, Cornick.



Junior Stanislas, Ryan Fraser and Eunan OíKane were all on target in an 8-2 friendly win against Swindon Town.
Stanislas, Fraser and Harry Cornick each scored braces against the Robins, with OíKane and substitute Aly Coulibaly adding to the total.

Elliott Ward stepped up his comeback by completing 90 minutes for the first time since August, while there was also valuable game time for Ian Harte and Shaun MacDonald.

Cornick, playing as a lone striker, put the Cherries in front as he converted from Josh Wakefieldís perfectly weighted through ball.

Stanislas then scored from the penalty spot a few minutes later after Shaun MacDonald had been fouled in the box.

Fine finishes from OíKane and Fraser ensured the hosts were out of sight inside half an hour, although Swindon managed to pull one back before the break.

There was no let up from the Cherries as Stanislas, Fraser and Cornick all scored their second goals of the afternoon in the first 15 minutes after the re-start.

Coulibaly, who was one of a number of a second half changes, netted from close range before Swindon found a late consolation.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @MacPhlea on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 18:28:11
Not sure whether this should go in here or the "trivial things that mildly amuse" thread, but for some reason I stumbled across football's answer to Shergar's twitter profile earlier and was amused to read Herbalife Harry descrbing himself in these terms

"Harryagombar7
@HarryAgombar7
Pro footballer at Swindon Town fc Full stockist of Herbalife, nutrition for a better life. We are a leading nutrition & direct-selling company."

Didn't know Herbalife sold vanishing cream :)

Another muppet falls for the MLM get rich quick scam... he'll have Jed signed up next (hopefully)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKPKPY9qnew


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 14:05:33
Jermaine Hylton living the dream. Especially the last sentence.

www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/31116398 (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/31116398)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 19:25:53
He could mean cheesecake..


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Friday, February 13, 2015, 18:49:05
Interview on Swindon Viewpoint, Andy Rowland and Harry Toffolo

http://www.swindonviewpoint.com/video/state-play-harry-toffolo

Comes across as really level headed and happy to be here, not sure about Rowlands as an interviewer tho but can overlook that as he is a legend.
Looking good too after his problems


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, February 13, 2015, 18:56:33
Has there ever been a more active loanee than Harry Toffolo?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Friday, February 13, 2015, 19:00:57
Massimo on Points West - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31461484


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: PetsWinPrizes on Friday, February 13, 2015, 19:19:30
Has there ever been a more active loanee than Harry Toffolo?

Dean Parrett was fairly busy in that hotel room.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, February 13, 2015, 19:23:05
We do seem to have a policy of recruiting only players that are good lads. I reckon our experience with Ranger has cemented that position.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Ginginho on Friday, February 13, 2015, 19:32:06
Good lads but a bunch of divers and cheats nonetheless :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Friday, February 13, 2015, 19:48:23
Dean Parrett was fairly busy in that hotel room.

Crash bang wallop


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 10:11:57
So Spurs have a buy back clause in Luongos contract where they can buy him back for what we paid for him.

No brainer if i was them, buy him back for 400k then sell for 4milliom. ;)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 10:18:00
I see he's triggered a bit of a twitter meltdown, which is most amusing. I was also foolish enough to read the adver comments. According to one chappy, Luongo isn't fit to wear the shirt!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 10:18:39
Yep quite funny.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 10:45:42
http://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/topic/167848-massimo-luongo/#entry2193036


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: manc_red on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 10:49:57
Bold move by Power turning down 3.5m in January then, if Spurs could take him back at any time for 400k.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 10:57:43
Quick thought.

Why is there a supposed 50% sell on clause if Spurs can get him back for £400k (allegedly).


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: manc_red on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:05:46
Well it was a Jed deal (I think??), so anything is possible.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:06:26
Disappointing, if true, but like the 50% sell-on clause my have been a condition of Town being able to sign him.

Annoying seeing several Spurs fans on Twitter talking about re-signing him for the £400k and then selling him for his reported £3-4m value, as if their club need that sort of money. Typical Premier League attitude.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:14:59
Is this not something that Tans has made up?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: manc_red on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:18:09
Is this not something that Tans has made up?
Nope. Reported by the Adver based on a quote from Luongo - http://www.thisisswindontownfc.co.uk/news/11793759._It___s_probably_the_right_time_for_me_to_move_on___admits_Luongo/

I do have my doubts about the sell on to City or o*ford bit, though.  :D


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:18:55
Tansmedia getting picked up by OTIB, amusing.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:44:58
I see he's triggered a bit of a twitter meltdown, which is most amusing. I was also foolish enough to read the adver comments. According to one chappy, Luongo isn't fit to wear the shirt!
I just read the comments too.

Fucking hell.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:49:50
This little gem springs to mind:

Quote
Mass said above;

''The worst-case scenario is that I stay at Swindon''. That is DEEPLY insulting to us.

The 400K deal always sounded very dodgy and guess what? IT IS!

He has just been away for a month anyway, an absence which it now seems we were foolish to support and we have very clearly been used by both the player and his leech of an agent.

If the player does not want to play for us, he should just leave on good terms, but sooner rather than later.

Please do not catch your bum on the door on your way out Mass, is what MR Power should be saying.

A player who is thinking of leaving is simply not fit to wear a Swindon Town shirt!!

Fucking hell indeed.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 12:09:07

''The worst-case scenario is that I stay at Swindon''

To be honest that is a bit of a dumb ass thing to say. Yes we know he's off at the end of the year, but we don't need to be told it like that!
---
Thing is, its likely a fair few will be off. Even if we do go up. That's our wage structure. Deal with it.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 12:11:08
There has been some wonderful hyperbolic knee-jerking across the Swindon Town Social Networks right now. However, surely there's an argument that the club could very well be 'dancing on a volcano' so to speak.

We've got a great squad right now but it's more than plausible that 2015-16 doesn't start with...

Wes Foderingham
Ty Belford

Nathan Thompson
Nathan Byrne
Jack Barthram
Darren Ward
Jack Stephens
Jordan Turnbull
Harry Toffolo
 
Mass Luongo
Yaser Kasim
Anton Rodgers
John Swift
Louis Thompson
Matty Jones

Andy Williams 
Connor Waldon
George Barker
Miles Storey

I've included loan players in that list because we've been discussing some of them staying on and I know that there are some players on that list who we would hardly mourn the loss of (I didn't even include Agombar and Josue) but it has to be said that this could be a pretty high turnover of playing staff, even for this level. Power has enjoyed decent success with the transfer market so far but that is a lot of work in the Summer if we are unable to retain our players.

In Conclusion: Please get promoted.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: ghanimah on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 12:13:01
''The worst-case scenario is that I stay at Swindon''

To be honest that is a bit of a dumb ass thing to say. Yes we know he's off at the end of the year, but we don't need to be told it like that!
---
Thing is, its likely a fair few will be off. Even if we do go up. That's our wage structure. Deal with it.

TBF he did qualify it with "and thatís not a bad worst-case scenario, especially if I continue to be involved with the national team."

But yes, the wording probably was a tad tactless. It's no surprise that players will be off - we're where we are because a few of our players are too good for this league. Some of the comments on the Adver are OTT in response.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 12:17:14
''The worst-case scenario is that I stay at Swindon''

To be honest that is a bit of a dumb ass thing to say. Yes we know he's off at the end of the year, but we don't need to be told it like that!


I think he's just worded it poorly. Footballers aren't generally known to be the most articulate of people.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: suttonred on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 12:23:18
This little gem springs to mind:

Fucking hell indeed.

Hilarious, the morons will really inherit the earth as predicted..


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Barry Scott on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 12:33:12
Doesn't seem that bad to me. I read it as him saying, the world is his oyster and we're merely the least great option, in a great set of options. It doesn't seem negative at all, especially in context.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: herthab on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 12:53:26
Haha, fucking idiots. Why would Luongo's dream (or any other footballer's come to that) be to play in the 3rd, or 2nd, tier of English football with a provincial club that he has no real tie to? As long as players are committed whilst they're with us can anyone really begrudge them a chance to progress?


Title: Re:
Post by: Benzel on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 13:23:45
Worst case scenario is that he stays with a club where he is an established starter in one of the best midfields outside the premier league. Hardly a terrible scenario.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 13:49:23
TBF he did qualify it with "and thatís not a bad worst-case scenario, especially if I continue to be involved with the national team."

Aaah, I missed that.

I think he's just worded it poorly. Footballers aren't generally known to be the most articulate of people.

Very true. I sincerely hope the football fan equivalent aren't dumb enough to give him a hard time.

Sometimes you have to accept a player will outgrow the club/is too good and appreciate it while it lasts. I just about put Luongo into that category (on ability, clearly on reputation he is), and he isn't going to get worse.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 14:37:01
I never thought for a minute he would be still here next season.

I was expecting a few quid instead, though - which might still be the case, of course


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: PlymRed on Saturday, February 14, 2015, 14:41:49
We have a lot of mongs, if luongo misses a chance someone will say something about lack of commitment etc. Ridiculous considering he's far too good for L1 and we are lucky to have him


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Thursday, February 26, 2015, 13:28:05
Try Belfords older brother Cameron on trial with the club
Another keeper

Wonder if that's a long term look at replacing Wes, with Ty stepping into number 1 slot.
Odd move otherwise as managed all season with just the 2 keepers


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Thursday, February 26, 2015, 13:53:59
Favour for a mate wont it be, coopers best mates with belfords dad isnt he?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, February 26, 2015, 13:59:36
Perhaps, maybe, we're trialling a player because we're a football club and trialing players is something that football clubs do?

Just a thought like!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: herthab on Thursday, February 26, 2015, 14:03:08
Perhaps, maybe, we're trialling a player because we're a football club and trialing players is something that football clubs do?

Just a thought like!
Bit left field isn't it FH? Try and come up with a more realistic reason why a football club would give a trial to a football player.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, February 26, 2015, 14:06:07
Bit left field isn't it FH? Try and come up with a more realistic reason why a football club would give a trial to a football player.

I suppose it is a tad far-fetched, yeah!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, February 26, 2015, 14:51:16
I googled him and found this fascinating article

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1380596/Chesterfield-fan-punches-Bury-goalkeeper-Cameron-Belford-face.html

Tremendous restraint in those pictures!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: herthab on Thursday, February 26, 2015, 15:04:16
I googled him and found this fascinating article

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1380596/Chesterfield-fan-punches-Bury-goalkeeper-Cameron-Belford-face.html

Tremendous restraint in those pictures!
The comments under that article are jaw dropping. What a bunch of absolute cunts.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Thursday, February 26, 2015, 15:09:16
God bless the daily mail readers!  :girlgiggle:


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, February 26, 2015, 15:18:42
Perhaps, maybe, we're trialling a player because we're a football club and trialing players is something that football clubs do?

Just a thought like!

Bit left field isn't it FH? Try and come up with a more realistic reason why a football club would give a trial to a football player.

Quit with your non knee jerk misplaced logic you fucking pair of internet witches.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Power to people on Thursday, February 26, 2015, 16:12:34
The bookings we have been collating lately, I wonder if we have anyone close to a ban


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: herthab on Thursday, February 26, 2015, 16:31:37
The bookings we have been collating lately, I wonder if we have anyone close to a ban

According to the official site we've got 5 players currently on 6 yellows each, but that's just league games. If you include cup games, Nathan is winning on 9 yellows, closely followed by Yasser on 8.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Thursday, February 26, 2015, 16:50:32
I don't rate Belford at the moment - Ty that is. Perhaps a loan move for him to play games would do him good


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Tails on Thursday, February 26, 2015, 16:53:16
How is it possible to rate someone that barely plays?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Thursday, February 26, 2015, 16:54:35
too cocky when he has played for my liking


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Power to people on Friday, February 27, 2015, 12:27:57
When he has played I thought he looked a decent keeper


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, February 27, 2015, 13:41:15
too cocky when he has played for my liking

He's younger than he looks, but he has the ability and skill to get away with it most of the time. See his chop against Newport.

If we were playing hoofball he'd be a liability, but then I doubt he'd be playing like that if we played hoofball. He's probably been told by Cooper to play with some flair/cockiness.

I think he's going to be a great keeper when he matures.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Friday, February 27, 2015, 13:52:05
Miles storey loan extended till end of season


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: suttonred on Monday, March 2, 2015, 13:52:04
Sams reporting Anton Rodgers has a fractured wrist.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, March 2, 2015, 14:02:13
We're looking a tad thin in midfield all of a sudden.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, March 2, 2015, 14:18:49
We're looking a tad thin in midfield all of a sudden.

No different to Jan really, when we lost Mass and Kas, we've lost Louis T and Anton R, Gladwin is injured again, and Stephens suspended for one game....so we can put out Mass, Kas and Swift, then Stephens back.

We may struggle to have a full bench on Tues v Pikeys mind, but we've already been there this season.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Monday, March 2, 2015, 14:37:39
Sams reporting Anton Rodgers has a fractured wrist.
Him and Barker haven't been having a group one with a young lady again, have they.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: pauld on Monday, March 2, 2015, 17:35:41
Him and Barker haven't been having a group one with a young lady again, have they.
Fractured wrist might suggest perhaps not doing so may be the problem this time


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Monday, March 2, 2015, 18:30:25
Injury caused when watching one of the others and enjoying it a bit too much


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, March 2, 2015, 22:55:51
Him and Barker haven't been having a group one with a young lady again, have they.

I doubt Barker would find the target!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Thursday, March 12, 2015, 11:44:50
Absolutely gutted.

http://www.swindonlinksport.com/2015/03/12/thompson-out-for-the-rest-of-the-season/


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, March 12, 2015, 11:51:44
Thats very disappointing.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, March 12, 2015, 15:23:53
We'll miss his energy for sure.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, March 12, 2015, 15:25:42
If we go up and so do Norwich i could see him coming back on a season long loan


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Thursday, March 12, 2015, 16:30:11
If we go up and so do Norwich i could see him coming back on a season long loan

And if they stay down depending on their budget there's a chance he could play with us in the Championship for a short while. Who knows!

Need to make a Thompson's banner saying "Always a Swindoner" or something :P


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, March 12, 2015, 17:03:42
Swindonian


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Thursday, March 12, 2015, 17:16:59
Swindonian

Yep. This is better. ;)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 11:11:42
Tweeted by Sam

George Barker/Jack Barthram training with Exeter this week. Possible loan move before today's 5pm deadline, possibly with eye on summer move


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 12:50:22
Super George <3


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 17:32:05
Will Randall & Josh Cooke have been offered pro deals


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: donkey on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 17:33:19
Have any of our youngsters been offered pro deals?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 17:33:54
Yes, Josh Randall and Will Cooke.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 17:34:25
Have any of our youngsters been offered pro deals?
Not that I've heard!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 17:36:43
I think we should be looking to the future and signing up some of our youngsters on pro deals.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: donkey on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 17:41:59
Not that I've heard!

Good lad. :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 17:49:18
Surely we should be keeping Barthram? We have very little defensive cover, even with that fella from Wolves signing.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 17:56:57
Surely we should be keeping Barthram? We have very little defensive cover, even with that fella from Wolves signing.

I agree. He's looked bright when he's come on, too.

NEWS: https://twitter.com/AcademySTFC/status/581132807486963712


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 18:02:46
Good lad. :)
:D
Surely we should be keeping Barthram? We have very little defensive cover, even with that fella from Wolves signing.
Agree re Barthram. Not as good as NB going forward but has a good engine and is good cover if needed at this level. Bench will be looking sparse if him & Barker leave.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 18:04:17
Presume if the shit hits the fan we can recall him


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 18:09:17
Will Randall & Josh Cooke have been offered pro deals

Luke Matthews, Callum McCormack, Joe English, Amir Geid, Claude Da Costa all let go, 2 out of 8 not a great return if we gonna go down the youth route, loans are all well and good but having a few of your own breaking through the ranks is a must

Lets hope Randall and Cooke can break into the first team, although have to admit know nothing about either of them


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 18:10:48
Do the youths play the same possession-based style that our first team do?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 18:15:01
Do the youths play the same possession-based style that our first team do?
I believe they do. Pretty sure it's a club mantra these days & a major reason why Power wants to get everybody based at the same site with regards to training.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 18:17:29
Marshall, Cooke and Randall represent a decent return from the 2nd year scholars and I'd say that's about right.

Judging brief comments made over the season, I'd say it's more likely that Lee Power is more concerned with Swindon Town assisting in the development of elite academies instead.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: nigel grays a postie on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 18:27:56
Even when Byrne has been injured Cooper has played Gladwin instead. Can't imagine Barthram has much hope of a new contract here since he has spent pretty much the entire season sat on the subs bench


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Friday, March 27, 2015, 17:38:14
Cameron Belford signs till end of season

Quote
cameron belford ‏@cambelford  4m4 minutes ago
Delighted to put pen to paper @Official_STFC  till the end of the season.. Looking forward to the promotion push #GreatToBeBack #STFC


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, March 27, 2015, 17:45:46
InB4 ZOMG WESLEY IS LEAVING THEWN oneoneoneoneone


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Ells on Friday, March 27, 2015, 17:46:53
InB4 ZOMG WESLEY IS LEAVING THEWN oneoneoneoneone

NO AMBITION


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Berniman on Friday, March 27, 2015, 17:48:07
InB4 ZOMG WESLEY IS LEAVING THEWN oneoneoneoneone

WTF, is your keyboard broken?  Liquid lunch?  Typing with your tongue?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, March 27, 2015, 19:26:51
I thought his name was Tyrell Belford? I'm confused.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Friday, March 27, 2015, 19:30:41
We now have 2 Belford brothers - both keepers


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, March 27, 2015, 19:36:25
THE CURRENT SQUAD 2014/15

GOALKEEPERS

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicFODERINW.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicBELFORDT.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/conor%20johns_zpsissbg2lr.png?t=1429989107) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpssjbbnsyt.png)

1. Wes Foderingham (2015)
25. Tyrell Belford (2015)
35. Connor Johns (YTS)
37. Cameron Belford (2015)

DEFENDERS

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicTHOMPSON.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicBYRNENAT.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zps4dfshc2g.png) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpslzzirsqn.png) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsjcdq0r5d.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicJONESMAT.jpg)
(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicWARDDARR.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicBARTHRAJ.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpskoh03rfx.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicRAPHAELR.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicHOLLAND1.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsn2vvcmbh.png)

2. Nathan Thompson (2017)
3. Nathan Byrne (2015)
5. Jack Stephens (2015) - on loan from Southampton
6. Jordan Turnbull (2015) - on loan from Southampton
15. Harry Toffolo (2015) - on loan from Norwich City
21. Matty Jones (2015)
22. Darren Ward (2015) - on loan to Crawley Town
23. Jack Barthram (2015)
27. Josue Antonio (2015)
29. Raphael Branco (2017)
33. Tom Holland (YTS)
36. Sam Ricketts (2015) - on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers

MIDFIELDERS

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicLUONGOMA.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsvrc8tzoj.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicKASIMYAS.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsp4op5d89.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicTHOMPSOL.jpg)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zps8npsmm4o.png) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zps4twskjyx.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicAGOMBARH.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicMARSHALL.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsu6afwv78.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicWOODRYAN.jpg)

4. Massimo Luongo (2016)
7. Ben Gladwin (2017)
8. Yaser Kasim (2016)
14. John Swift (2015) - on loan from Chelsea
19. Louis Thompson (2015) - on loan from Norwich City
26. Anton Rodgers (2015)
28. Tom Smith (YTS)
30. Harry Agombar (2015)
32. Lee Marshall (2016)
34. Tom Ouldridge (YTS)
39. Ryan Wood (YTS)

FORWARDS

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsk3tdzoiv.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicWILLIAM4.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicWALDONCO.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsow58y08e.png)
(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicOBIKAJON.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpspfoo93ck.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicRANDALLW.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsekocuw3x.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicSTOREYMI.jpg)

9. Michael Smith (2016)
10. Andy Williams (2015)
16. Connor Waldon (2015)
18. George Barker (2015)
20. Jonathan Obika (2016)
24. Jermaine Hylton (2017)
31. Will Randall (2016)
38. Josh Cooke (2016)
--. Miles Storey (2016) - on loan to Newport County

STAFF

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicCOOPERMA.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsarl5u4fd.png)

Mark Cooper
Luke Williams


CURRENT SQUAD 2014/15

GOALKEEPERS
1. Wes Foderingham (2015)
25. Tyrell Belford (2015)
35. Connor Johns (YTS)
37. Cameron Belford (2015)

DEFENDERS
2. Nathan Thompson (2017)
3. Nathan Byrne (2015)
5. Jack Stephens (2015)
6. Jordan Turnbull (2015)
15. Harry Toffolo (2015)
21. Matty Jones (2015)
22. Darren Ward (2015) - out on loan
23. Jack Barthram (2015)
27. Josue Antonio (2015)
29. Raphael Branco (2017)
33. Tom Holland (YTS)
36. Sam Ricketts (2015)
39. Ryan Wood (YTS)

MIDFIELDERS
4. Massimo Luongo (2016)
7. Ben Gladwin (2017)
8. Yaser Kasim (2016)
14. John Swift (2015)
19. Louis Thompson (2015)
26. Anton Rodgers (2015)
28. Tom Smith (YTS)
30. Harry Agombar (2015) - out on loan
32. Lee Marshall (2016)
34. Tom Ouldridge (YTS)

FORWARDS
9. Michael Smith (2016)
10. Andy Williams (2015)
16. Connor Waldon (2015)
18. George Barker (2015)
20. Jonathan Obika (2016)
24. Jermaine Hylton (2017)
31. Will Randall (2016)
38. Josh Cooke (2016)
--. Miles Storey (2016) - out on loan

GOALKEEPER
DEFENDER
MIDFIELDER
FORWARD


* There maybe some errors.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Saturday, March 28, 2015, 15:40:09
Cameron Belford has been seen in photos with the number 12 kit.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: OrangeTransits on Saturday, March 28, 2015, 16:55:08
* There maybe some errors.

Lots.........


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, March 28, 2015, 17:47:28
Lots.........

Correct away..........


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: manc_red on Saturday, March 28, 2015, 17:58:27
Correct away..........

No Obika. I didn't notice any more.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Power to people on Monday, March 30, 2015, 12:55:50
Cameron Belford signs till end of season


Assume his ban from non league days has been dealt with


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Saxondale on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 12:18:03
I see Sam Ricketts is officially a town fan then. http://www.swindonlinksport.com/2015/03/31/sam-ricketts-a-peculiar-homecoming/


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Friday, April 3, 2015, 19:35:38
Ward apparently our for rest of season, not that he's really part of the squad..


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, April 4, 2015, 08:15:28
Assume his ban from non league days has been dealt with


What's this?..


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Monday, April 6, 2015, 17:14:36
Ward apparently our for rest of season, not that he's really part of the squad..

apparently not

Quote
Crawley Town ‏@crawleytown  12s12 seconds ago
DS: "Good news about Darren Ward, he's only going to be out for the next 10 days. Not for the season as we first feared."


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: corner on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 15:20:54
Was going to put this in the ex-town players thread......

@BBCWiltsSport: FOOTBALL: In an interview on Australian TV, @Official_STFC midfielder Massimo Luongo said it's time to move on from the club #stfc  (1/2)
@BBCWiltsSport: FOOTBALL: You can see the interview with Massimo Luongo here: http://t.co/4WiQ87c9h4


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 15:25:10
Was going to put this in the ex-town players thread......

@BBCWiltsSport: FOOTBALL: In an interview on Australian TV, @Official_STFC midfielder Massimo Luongo said it's time to move on from the club #stfc  (1/2)
@BBCWiltsSport: FOOTBALL: You can see the interview with Massimo Luongo here: http://t.co/4WiQ87c9h4

This is a few days old, the reason many on twitter were melting down. Piss poor timing but like Flints answer yesterday at least its honest. We all knew he would be gone end of season but many are questioning his performances in light of that interview.
More than likely his agent has had a hand in this


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 15:49:35
I'd rather he just shut the fuck up and get his head down. he's put himself under pressure now with his own fan base. that's potentially not good for our playoff aspirations.

 not going to lose any sleep over it though


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Power to people on Thursday, April 9, 2015, 12:44:35
I'd rather he just shut the fuck up and get his head down. he's put himself under pressure now with his own fan base. that's potentially not good for our playoff aspirations.

 not going to lose any sleep over it though

Agreed he does not need to keep talking about it - get your head down and start getting some form back and be the star of the show for the play-offs


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: herthab on Thursday, April 9, 2015, 12:49:31
If he's asked a direct question you can't blame him for giving an honest answer.

He's not a politician....


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, April 9, 2015, 13:02:49
If he's asked a direct question you can't blame him for giving an honest answer.

He's not a politician....

If he gave a dishonest answer he'd be criticised for that.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: papersun on Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:05:08
Sorry if this story has already been  posted elsewhere on this forum.

http://www.foxsports.com.au/football/massimo-luongo-swindon-town-star-named-ninth-best-player-in-uk-outside-the-premier-league/story-e6frf423-1227288867318

I've read that his performances have been  a bit disappointing lately, I would not be surprised if he's feeling the pinch a bit having been involved in the World Cup and Asian Cup as well as his commitments with Swindon.

Hope he comes back to his best in the playoffs and helps you to promotion.

I believe you had another Aussie Brad Smith with you for a while, how did he look?

I'm from Sydney, never been to England, is Swindon worth a visit if I'm over that way?

 


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:12:44
Matt Ritchie number 1


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Ginginho on Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:12:58
Oh yeah, it's a real treat. See some our treasures here:

http://www.jasperfforde.com/swindon/7wonders.html


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:28:28
Oh yeah, it's a real treat. See some our treasures here:

And some more.

http://swindonia.blogspot.co.uk/


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: papersun on Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:55:08
Thanks guys, seems like Swindon is a must visit then, is it far from Stonehenge? Any hippie culture over there?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, April 18, 2015, 12:17:43
Thanks guys, seems like Swindon is a must visit then, is it far from Stonehenge? Any hippie culture over there?

In Oz terms of distance Stonehenge is on the doorstep....Wiltshire/Gloucestershire is a mecca, for people with an alternative view on life.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 13:15:44
Luongo and Byrne in the top 10 players in League 1 awards.

(http://i.gyazo.com/e5cdc76e601d30428ed041325a0ccdbb.png)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 13:32:13
No idea how any Brizzle players got in there to be honest.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: PetsWinPrizes on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 13:56:42
Taking aside our antipathy towards him as an individual and the 82ers as a club, are people surprised with how Flint has progressed?

I really wasn't arsed about him leaving, and thought we got more than a fair price for him BUT here he is two years later, a virtual ever present in a championship winning side, double figures for goals this season, and voted in the top 5 players in the league.

I wouldn't have predicted that to be honest


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 14:07:50
Luongo to Villa.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3050533/Aston-Villa-target-summer-transfer-bid-Swindon-Town-midfielder-Massimo-Luongo.html


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Ginginho on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 14:10:44
He's off no matter what and that would be a cracking move for him.
What do we reckon, £3-£4M?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 14:18:08
I think everybody expected that move to materialise once Sherwood got a Prem job.  There was probably a nudge and a wink between Sherwood and Power the day he got the Villa job.

£3-£4m sounds about right to me, unless they look to include a similar Luongo deal to the one from Spurs with the next Massimo from the Villa under 21's coming our way.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 14:20:49
I think I'd rather have the money TBH, that'd be next season's wage bill taken care of.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 14:25:09
Yep agree with Samdy


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: PetsWinPrizes on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 14:32:57
Even though he won't be our player, I'd hate to think of him rotting in some reserve team, whatever else you say for tactics Tim, he does play young players. Could see Mass doing a job for them, hell if Mason can become a Prem regular I don't see why Luongo, a better player to my mind, can't


Title: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 14:41:31
I can't see him being up to the prem yet, but you've already pointed out Mason did so who knows. Good luck to him.

As for Flint, it's a cracking example of why we should be patient with gladwin, if flint can turn into a good league 1 player Gladwin should piss it within a season or two... not sure if flint is going to struggle more in the championship mind. hope so.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 14:56:12

As for Flint, it's a cracking example of why we should be patient with gladwin, if flint can turn into a good league 1 player Gladwin should piss it within a season or two... not sure if flint is going to struggle more in the championship mind. hope so.

He isn't the best dealing with the ball on the floor, in the air yep but most champ football I have seen isn't aerial so who knows.

His turnaround in discipline is remarkable tho


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 16:59:15
Gladwin will be huge for us next season.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 17:02:32
Gladwin will be huge for us next season.

I've a hunch that Villa/Sherwood will buy him in the summer...... and then loan him back to us for the season.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 17:26:13
Big hunch that!


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 22:10:23
Luongo and Byrne in the top 10 players in League 1 awards.

(http://i.gyazo.com/e5cdc76e601d30428ed041325a0ccdbb.png)

No Kasim...no party.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, April 26, 2015, 18:42:35
...and with that, quite predictably, Luongo and Byrne are in the Team of the Year.

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/82581000/png/_82581523_l1.png)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Monday, April 27, 2015, 10:22:53
Apparently John Swift had a meningitis scare! But he's back in training now.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Tails on Monday, April 27, 2015, 11:35:29
How Flint got there ahead of Ayling I've no idea.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, April 27, 2015, 17:24:14
How Flint got there ahead of Ayling I've no idea.

Goals scored probably.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, April 27, 2015, 17:43:13
Great defensive record, 12 goals, no yellow cards, no red cards, probable player of the season for Bristol City award on its way.

I'm all for disliking Flint, and I really do, but he's had a stonking season.

We've got a 20% sell-on so hopefully he's getting noticed.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, April 27, 2015, 17:52:10
Great defensive record, 12 goals, no yellow cards, no red cards, probable player of the season for Bristol City award on its way.

I'm all for disliking Flint, and I really do, but he's had a stonking season.

We've got a 20% sell-on so hopefully he's getting noticed.

I was wondering about this.  English football still has an addiction to the big centre half....even Arsenal have Mertersaker who's a donkey.....and then you get the likes of Brede Hangeland, who did OK for himself.

Cardiff paid 5 mill for Sean Morrison, but of course we had no sell on....so you never know.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, April 27, 2015, 18:05:24
We're due some extra cash for Flint now City have been promoted.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Monday, April 27, 2015, 18:11:24
I bet we havent even got a sell on, jed just said we did ;)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Monday, April 27, 2015, 19:00:59
I was reliably informed at the time of Flint's departure that we do have a sell on however just like the Austin deal where Fitton was quids in, any sell on fee we receive is to be split between Jed, Murrell and Rice. Crafty fuckers.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, April 27, 2015, 19:07:19
Im glad to hear you say that, confirms a sell clause would actually come straight to us


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, April 27, 2015, 19:08:54
I was reliably informed


Reliably? LOLz


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Monday, April 27, 2015, 19:20:55
Absolute AIDS


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, April 27, 2015, 19:25:13
I'd like to think that City fans have been premature and have been wasting their money buying those shirts because it could become inaccurate very quickly.

I'd like to think Town would use this sort of stuff (mostly Flint's Sky Sports comment) as an incentive.

Alas, the Gods of Football have rarely been that great to our fans and I doubt it would give us that sweet(ish) moment.

Here's hoping...


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, April 27, 2015, 19:27:22
Talking of sell ons and feel free to mock me, but do you think we had the nous to put some kind of clause in Matt ritchie's contract that we might be due some moolah should he play in the premiership?


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Monday, April 27, 2015, 19:36:17
No


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, April 27, 2015, 19:36:42
Talking of sell ons and feel free to mock me, but do you think we had the nous to put some kind of clause in Matt ritchie's contract that we might be due some moolah should he play in the premiership?

In any other situation, we probably would have. But Black's exit left Town on their knees.

I'm still bitter on Ritchie's departure. Not really at Bournemouth, just the whole sorry situation.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, April 27, 2015, 19:39:26
Doubt they had time to talk about clauses given the timescales involved.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Monday, April 27, 2015, 19:43:40
Think we had a clause of more dosh for Louis if Norwich get promoted


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 27, 2015, 19:50:39
In any other situation, we probably would have. But Black's exit left Town on their knees.

I'm still bitter on Ritchie's departure. Not really at Bournemouth, just the whole sorry situation.

Indeed. We didn't even get anywhere near fair market value in the pursuit of a cash up front deal. Sell on, they probably only thought of that while running to the bank.

Agree you can't blame Bournemouth for taking advantage.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 27, 2015, 19:51:22
Think we had a clause of more dosh for Louis if Norwich get promoted

Surely that only applies if he was part of their squad like next season. Actually I wouldn't put it past Power :)


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: tans on Monday, April 27, 2015, 19:52:22
Just been pointed out to me that on that tshirt photo - Fuck has 5 letters when you count the symbols


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: kerry red on Monday, April 27, 2015, 19:53:08
Don't see why. I'd expect the clause to be worded simply as 'get promoted, give us more cash'.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, April 27, 2015, 19:56:12
Just been pointed out to me that on that tshirt photo - Fuck has 5 letters when you count the symbols

The other error being that on the t shirt underneath it says Bristol City established 1897 when we all know it was actually 1982.


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Power to people on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 12:58:08
Talking of sell ons and feel free to mock me, but do you think we had the nous to put some kind of clause in Matt ritchie's contract that we might be due some moolah should he play in the premiership?

Ha Ha


Title: Re: The Squad (2014/15)
Post by: Amir on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 13:08:48
Talking of sell ons and feel free to mock me, but do you think we had the nous to put some kind of clause in Matt ritchie's contract that we might be due some moolah should he play in the premiership?

If there was a clause it would probably state that in the event of their promotion to the Premiership, Bournemouth fans are allowed to come and sleep with all our wives/girlfriends.

That's how bad that deal was.



Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 08:04:41
Sam m reports we've activated a one year option on Byrne's contract.

obviously doesn't mean anything one way or other about him staying, but at least he won't be free.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 08:17:50
50% sell on to Spurs as well. First time I've seen that mentioned.


Title: Re:
Post by: Frigby Daser on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 08:28:30
Wonder if we can give them 2015's Ben Tozer to have that the sell-on clause waived?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:00:51
THE CURRENT SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicFODERINW.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicBELFORDT.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/conor%20johns_zpsissbg2lr.png?t=1429989107) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpssjbbnsyt.png)

1. Wes Foderingham (2015)
25. Tyrell Belford (2015)
35. Connor Johns (YTS)
37. Cameron Belford (2015)

DEFENDERS

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicTHOMPSON.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicBYRNENAT.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zps4dfshc2g.png) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpslzzirsqn.png) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsjcdq0r5d.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicJONESMAT.jpg)
(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicWARDDARR.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicBARTHRAJ.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpskoh03rfx.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicRAPHAELR.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicHOLLAND1.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsn2vvcmbh.png)

2. Nathan Thompson (2017)
3. Nathan Byrne (2016 - Reported)
5. Jack Stephens (2015) - on loan from Southampton
6. Jordan Turnbull (2015) - on loan from Southampton
15. Harry Toffolo (2015) - on loan from Norwich City
21. Matty Jones (2015)
22. Darren Ward (2015)
23. Jack Barthram (2015)
27. Josue Antonio (2015)
29. Raphael Branco (2017)
33. Tom Holland (YTS)
36. Sam Ricketts (2015) - on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers

MIDFIELDERS

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicLUONGOMA.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsvrc8tzoj.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicKASIMYAS.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsp4op5d89.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicTHOMPSOL.jpg)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zps8npsmm4o.png) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zps4twskjyx.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicAGOMBARH.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicMARSHALL.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsu6afwv78.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicWOODRYAN.jpg)

4. Massimo Luongo (2016)
7. Ben Gladwin (2017)
8. Yaser Kasim (2016)
14. John Swift (2015) - on loan from Chelsea
19. Louis Thompson (2015) - on loan from Norwich City
26. Anton Rodgers (2015)
28. Tom Smith (YTS)
30. Harry Agombar (2015)
32. Lee Marshall (2016)
34. Tom Ouldridge (YTS)
39. Ryan Wood (YTS)

FORWARDS

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsk3tdzoiv.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicWILLIAM4.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicWALDONCO.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsow58y08e.png)
(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicOBIKAJON.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpspfoo93ck.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicRANDALLW.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsekocuw3x.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicSTOREYMI.jpg)

9. Michael Smith (2016)
10. Andy Williams (2015)
16. Connor Waldon (2015)
18. George Barker (2015)
20. Jonathan Obika (2016)
24. Jermaine Hylton (2017)
31. Will Randall (2016)
38. Josh Cooke (2016)
--. Miles Storey (2016)

STAFF

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicCOOPERMA.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsarl5u4fd.png)

Mark Cooper
Luke Williams

* There maybe some errors.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:03:09
I think the writing is in the wall for the majority of Town's out-of-contract fringe players. Barthram has his fans but he simply doesn't play enough.

Williams and Foderingham is dependent on promotion, as we know.

Morshead has stated that players already know their fates.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:30:24
I think the writing is in the wall for the majority of Town's out-of-contract fringe players. Barthram has his fans but he simply doesn't play enough.

Williams and Foderingham is dependent on promotion, as we know.

Morshead has stated that players already know their fates.

Yep read somewhere this morning the deadline for retained list to be at FL is Saturday.
Players know but not being made public till after Wembley.
Let's hope all those that play are happy with the clubs choices


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:37:46
Anton Rodgers has probably done enough to get an extra year.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: brocklesby red on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 11:09:35
Anton Rodgers has probably done enough to get an extra year.
If we stay in league one I would agree but don't think he's championship quality


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 11:12:49
If we stay in league one I would agree but don't think he's championship quality
I agree with this.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 11:50:27
Our defence (inc GK) is going to look completely different next season, which is not necessarily a bad thing considering it is the weakest part of the team.

Fods is gone, so his replacement will be the biggest signing.  Might see Stephens/Turnbull back if we get promoted, but apart from that it is all change except for Nathan.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 11:52:53
I reckon we'll need a tactical re-think if we go up, otherwise we'll get torn a new one week in week out with championship teams exploiting our defence.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 12:19:09
Nobody can argue about Turnbull and Stephens being good players, so the only excuse for the dodgy defence is the system - or at least our application of it.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Sippo on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 12:25:48
Just can't seem to deal with crosses very well...


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 12:25:56
Nobody can argue about Turnbull and Stephens being good players, so the only excuse for the dodgy defence is the system - or at least our application of it.

It worked better at the start of the season when we had Kasim and Luongo in front of defence. Having two players ready to cover is better than just having Stephens or Ricketts sitting in front.

Need adequate cover to allow Turnbull & Thompson to cover the wings properly if needs be.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 13:17:31
Nobody can argue about Turnbull and Stephens being good players, so the only excuse for the dodgy defence is the system - or at least our application of it.

Turnbull and Stephens are decent, but only when you have got a decent defensive midfielder in front of them (with our system).  It is no coincidence that the defence has looked decidedly shakey since Louis got injured.  Replacement of Louis is our second most important signing of the summer (unless Norwich and we go up and then we might get him back on a season long loan). 

Kasim/Luongo/Gladwin/Rodgers are not defensive midfielders.  One option that I reckon could work well is to play Nathan as the defensive midfielder, just sit him in front of the back 3 and don't let him go with the rest, effectively turning the 3 into a 4.  Although if this means that Branco plays at the back I would rather stick with Nathan back there.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 19:09:04
Turnbull and Stephens are decent, but only when you have got a decent defensive midfielder in front of them (with our system).  It is no coincidence that the defence has looked decidedly shakey since Louis got injured.  Replacement of Louis is our second most important signing of the summer (unless Norwich and we go up and then we might get him back on a season long loan). 

Kasim/Luongo/Gladwin/Rodgers are not defensive midfielders.  One option that I reckon could work well is to play Nathan as the defensive midfielder, just sit him in front of the back 3 and don't let him go with the rest, effectively turning the 3 into a 4.  Although if this means that Branco plays at the back I would rather stick with Nathan back there.
You think so? I would say it's the most important.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Red and Proud on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 19:48:20
I reckon we'll need a tactical re-think if we go up, otherwise we'll get torn a new one week in week out with championship teams exploiting our defence.
Premier League Groundhog Day?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 20:11:35
Need a new lwb too. Jones at Chesterfield is decent


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 20:52:09
I'd take the sheff u lwb in a heart beat.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 21:03:17
You've more chances finding future potential Town players in the squad lists of the FA Youth Cup or U21 Development Leagues than L1 and L2.

Previous League experience? Pfffft.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:18:45
You think so? I would say it's the most important.

I reckon a replacement for Wes will be the most important signing.  The Belford brothers aren't good enough yet IMO.  If we don't get a decent GK then to a certain extent it doesn't matter how good your def/mid is.  Wes has won us a lot of points this season.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:22:15
I reckon a replacement for Wes will be the most important signing.  The Belford brothers aren't good enough yet IMO.  If we don't get a decent GK then to a certain extent it doesn't matter how good your def/mid is.  Wes has won us a lot of points this season.

Wes has single handedly (reaction saves and the like) got us to this point. He is an absolutely fantastic keeper and whoever comes next has got a tough act to follow.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:25:36
Spend the Luongo money on a quality second keeper from Championship or a first keeper from League One maybe?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:31:09
So nobody thinks he'll stay when we go up


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:34:36
Doubt it, he should get contract offers worth way more than we can pay, even if we go up.

Bentley from Southend would be a dream replacement, although a lot bigger clubs than us will be sniffing around him.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: JayBox325 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:39:42
So nobody thinks he'll stay when we go up

I think there's a chance. The fact he has a close-knit group of friends he's playing with and he has been here long enough. He could be tempted to stay for an extra year. Give him an extra wedge of money on his salary from the Mass money to keep him around.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:42:06
Think Wes may end up at Forest. No ITK whatsoever, would just make a lot of sense for all parties.

Would love him to stay though, that low down stop towards the end on Monday was world class.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:48:37
Think Wes may end up at Forest. No ITK whatsoever, would just make a lot of sense for all parties.

Would love him to stay though, that low down stop towards the end on Monday was world class.

I have seen that mentioned in a paper about forest in the last couple of weeks. Hey ho. I like the way we operate now, I'd rather a promising unknown in any position than a journeyman, lessens the expectation, and eases the stress, when things do go pear shaped.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 11:08:18
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/birmingham-city-gossip-gary-rowett-9191986#rlabs=3


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 12:19:18
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/birmingham-city-gossip-gary-rowett-9191986#rlabs=3

That photo's going to have the fans slavering with anticipation...


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Power to people on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 12:29:48
Spend the Luongo money on a quality second keeper from Championship or a first keeper from League One maybe?

It's likey to be another young keeper who will spend pre-season fighting it out with Ty Belford for the 1st choice spot, I personally think Ty will be a decent replacement, the only reason I think people don't like the idea is that he has been No 2 all season and not been able to dislodge Wes - but I'm not sure there's many keepers that would be able to.

He is highly rated by Power & Cooper thus they have extended his contract


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Panda Paws on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 12:43:33
If we go up, I'd hope we put some money to Southend for Bentley. If we don't, think we'll have Belford and a young'un as P2P says.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Ardiles on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 15:00:11
I suppose you might call this flattery.  The local paper in Reading lists 2 of our players in their list off 5 'lower league' targets for the summer.

Reading FC transfers: 5 Players from the Lower Leagues Royals should Look at this Summer (http://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/reading-fc-transfers-5-players-9248815)

Gladwin: possibly (given his local connections).
Luongo: no chance.

It would be nice to think (or hope, in Luongo's case) that both might be lining up against Reading next season.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 15:02:02
I like the PNE rumour of them getting Mass for £250,000 plus Kilkenny!

Didn't know Kilkenny was valued at £3.75m


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, May 25, 2015, 11:54:58
I fully expect the Retained list to be announced in the next 24-48 hours. I'm sorry that a thread has already been created today but dammit, I've been doing this for years and I've got pictures and everything  ;)

THE CURRENT SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicFODERINW.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicBELFORDT.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/conor%20johns_zpsissbg2lr.png?t=1429989107) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpssjbbnsyt.png)

1. Wes Foderingham (2015)
25. Tyrell Belford (2017)
35. Connor Johns (YTS)
37. Cameron Belford (2015)

DEFENDERS

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicTHOMPSON.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicBYRNENAT.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicJONESMAT.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicWARDDARR.jpg)
(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicBARTHRAJ.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpskoh03rfx.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicRAPHAELR.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicHOLLAND1.jpg)

2. Nathan Thompson (2017)
3. Nathan Byrne (2016)
21. Matty Jones (2015)
22. Darren Ward (2015)
23. Jack Barthram (2015)
27. Josue Antonio (2015)
29. Raphael Branco (2017)
33. Tom Holland (YTS)

MIDFIELDERS

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicLUONGOMA.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsvrc8tzoj.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicKASIMYAS.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zps8npsmm4o.png)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zps4twskjyx.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicAGOMBARH.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicMARSHALL.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsu6afwv78.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicWOODRYAN.jpg)

4. Massimo Luongo (2016)
7. Ben Gladwin (2017)
8. Yaser Kasim (2016)
26. Anton Rodgers (2015)
28. Tom Smith (YTS)
30. Harry Agombar (2015)
32. Lee Marshall (2016)
34. Tom Ouldridge (YTS)
39. Ryan Wood (YTS)

FORWARDS

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsk3tdzoiv.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicWILLIAM4.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicWALDONCO.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsow58y08e.png)
(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicOBIKAJON.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpspfoo93ck.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicRANDALLW.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsekocuw3x.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicSTOREYMI.jpg)

9. Michael Smith (2016)
10. Andy Williams (2015)
16. Connor Waldon (2015)
18. George Barker (2015)
20. Jonathan Obika (2016)
24. Jermaine Hylton (2017)
31. Will Randall (2016)
38. Josh Cooke (2016)
--. Miles Storey (2016)

STAFF

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicCOOPERMA.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsarl5u4fd.png)

Mark Cooper
Luke Williams


CURRENT SQUAD 2014/15

GOALKEEPERS
1. Wes Foderingham (2015)
25. Tyrell Belford (2015)
35. Connor Johns (YTS)
37. Cameron Belford (2015)

DEFENDERS
2. Nathan Thompson (2017)
3. Nathan Byrne (2016)
21. Matty Jones (2015)
22. Darren Ward (2015)
23. Jack Barthram (2015)
27. Josue Antonio (2015)
29. Raphael Branco (2017)
33. Tom Holland (YTS)
39. Ryan Wood (YTS)

MIDFIELDERS
4. Massimo Luongo (2016)
7. Ben Gladwin (2017)
8. Yaser Kasim (2016)
26. Anton Rodgers (2015)
28. Tom Smith (YTS)
30. Harry Agombar (2015)
32. Lee Marshall (2016)
34. Tom Ouldridge (YTS)

FORWARDS
9. Michael Smith (2016)
10. Andy Williams (2015)
16. Connor Waldon (2015)
18. George Barker (2015)
20. Jonathan Obika (2016)
24. Jermaine Hylton (2017)
31. Will Randall (2016)
38. Josh Cooke (2016)
--. Miles Storey (2016)

GOALKEEPER
DEFENDER
MIDFIELDER
FORWARD


* There maybe some errors.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 25, 2015, 12:09:28
I'm sorry that a thread has already been created today

That's the speculation thread. You still have the authoritative thread.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, May 25, 2015, 12:12:20
That's the speculation thread. You still have the authoritative thread.

YEY!

 :)


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 25, 2015, 12:14:25
Wouldn't want the pictures to go to waste.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, May 25, 2015, 12:20:21
CURRENT SQUAD 2014/15

GOALKEEPERS
1. Wes Foderingham (2015)
25. Tyrell Belford (2015)
35. Connor Johns (YTS)
37. Cameron Belford (2015)

DEFENDERS
2. Nathan Thompson (2017)
3. Nathan Byrne (2016)
21. Matty Jones (2015)
22. Darren Ward (2015)
23. Jack Barthram (2015)
27. Josue Antonio (2015)
29. Raphael Branco (2017)
33. Tom Holland (YTS)
39. Ryan Wood (YTS)

MIDFIELDERS
4. Massimo Luongo (2016)
7. Ben Gladwin (2017)
8. Yaser Kasim (2016)
26. Anton Rodgers (2015)
28. Tom Smith (YTS)
30. Harry Agombar (2015)
32. Lee Marshall (2016)
34. Tom Ouldridge (YTS)

FORWARDS
9. Michael Smith (2016)
10. Andy Williams (2015)
16. Connor Waldon (2015)
18. George Barker (2015)
20. Jonathan Obika (2016)
24. Jermaine Hylton (2017)
31. Will Randall (2016)
38. Josh Cooke (2016)
--. Miles Storey (2016)

GOALKEEPER
DEFENDER
MIDFIELDER
FORWARD


* There maybe some errors.
Yikes.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Monday, May 25, 2015, 12:44:19
it's ok, we've still got Miles Storey


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Monday, May 25, 2015, 13:38:28
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/aston-villa/11628315/Aston-Villa-launch-3.5m-raid-for-Swindon-pair.html

That's them both off, says we're holding out for £4 million for the both of them though.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: ronnie21 on Monday, May 25, 2015, 13:41:11
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/aston-villa/11628315/Aston-Villa-launch-3.5m-raid-for-Swindon-pair.html

That's them both off, says we're holding out for £4 million for the both of them though.
If they see a replay of the game they might not be so interested in Gladwin!!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, May 25, 2015, 13:44:38
If they see a replay of the game they might not be so interested in Gladwin!!

I've a hunch they wouldn't make any decision based on one game.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: SuperBosnian on Monday, May 25, 2015, 13:46:06
£4 million would be great. I'm assuming we'd get some loanees in from Villa too, although that would have happened anyway.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, May 25, 2015, 14:02:44
£4 million would be great. I'm assuming we'd get some loanees in from Villa too, although that would have happened anyway.
I suspect the
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/aston-villa/11628315/Aston-Villa-launch-3.5m-raid-for-Swindon-pair.html

That's them both off, says we're holding out for £4 million for the both of them though.
I wonder whether a transfer for BOTH is to try to avoid paying Spurs a big sell on fee for Luongo? There was something on here recently about Luongo going and 4 players coming the other way - A couple on loan and a couple of permies.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 23:44:04
I moved a few posts to the transfer rumours thread,.... 'cos that's where they belonged.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 08:33:41
I can see Randall and Marshall both being fairly regular first teamers next season so maybe we can cut down on the loans


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: JayBox325 on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 09:27:48
Can we wait until the end of the day before updating the list of players without Mass & Gladders? I don't know if I can cope with the confirmation tweets AND our list on here at the same time...


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Kinky Tom on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 09:41:21
I'm looking forward to seeing the back of Luongo now, his heart has clearly been elsewhere since the Asia Cup and I've a feeling we'll be seeing a reasonable amount of business in fairly quickly too.  Power has his targets and will want to pin them down.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:04:52
I'm looking forward to seeing the back of Luongo now, his heart has clearly been elsewhere since the Asia Cup and I've a feeling we'll be seeing a reasonable amount of business in fairly quickly too.  Power has his targets and will want to pin them down.
I agree, the Mass transfer has been hanging over the club since January....just finalise it now and get it sorted.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Power to people on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 12:46:04
Can we tick of the leavers as they leave and we can see the size of the squad left


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: JayBox325 on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 13:09:56
I'm looking forward to seeing the back of Luongo now, his heart has clearly been elsewhere since the Asia Cup and I've a feeling we'll be seeing a reasonable amount of business in fairly quickly too.  Power has his targets and will want to pin them down.

I agree he hasn't been the same player he was before he went, but think about it like this. He has played this much football:

July 2013 - August 2013 // Pre-season training & friendlies
August 2013 - May 2014 // Full season with us playing almost every game
May 2014 - July 2014 // Socceroos training & 2014 World Cup
July 2014 - August 2014 // Pre-season training & friendlies
August 2014 - January 2015 // Season with us playing almost every game
January 2015 // Socceroos training & 2015 Asian Cup playing almost every minute
February 2015 - May 2015 // Season with us playing almost every game including play offs

He's 22. That is a shit tonne of football. Regardless of how fit you think he should be because he's a professional, the human body does have limits. He's probably so burnt out. Don't be too harsh judging him.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 13:26:24
He's 22. That is a shit tonne of football. Regardless of how fit you think he should be because he's a professional, the human body does have limits. He's probably so burnt out. Don't be too harsh judging him.

Whilst what you said is true, its didn't seem to affect him when he played IN the Asia cup. just straight after. During which time he was happy to talk about leaving STFC. I'm sure he didn't dip in form on purpose, but you can see why people think what they do.



Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 13:35:28
July 2013 - August 2014 // Pre-season training & friendlies
That's one hell of a pre-season, no wonder he's knackered


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 13:43:28
more mentally head fucked than physically imo


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 14:32:23
Plus he's a aggy little cunt


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: JayBox325 on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 16:30:21
That's one hell of a pre-season, no wonder he's knackered

Hahah. Fixed.

more mentally head fucked than physically imo

Yeah. Either way... he's drained from all the football.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 17:20:28
C Belford signing for Wrexham apparently


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: tans on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 18:02:15
Only player that refused to speak to me and Ralph in the bar in town after the sponsors dinner. :D


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 18:03:46
The only one with sense then.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 20:13:51
:D


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: tans on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 20:35:25
I was well behaved wasnt i berni


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 20:38:46
Up until 11 we can guarantee it...


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: tans on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 20:56:58
Up until 11 we can guarantee it...

:D


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 28, 2015, 17:43:55
THE CURRENT SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicBELFORDT.jpg)

25. Tyrell Belford (2017)

DEFENDERS

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicTHOMPSON.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicBYRNENAT.jpg)  (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicRAPHAELR.jpg)

2. Nathan Thompson (2017)
3. Nathan Byrne (2016)
29. Raphael Branco (2017)

MIDFIELDERS

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicKASIMYAS.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicRANDALLW.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicMARSHALL.jpg)


8. Yaser Kasim (2016)
31. Will Randall (2016)
32. Lee Marshall (2016)

FORWARDS

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsk3tdzoiv.png)  (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicOBIKAJON.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpspfoo93ck.png)  (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsekocuw3x.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicSTOREYMI.jpg)

9. Michael Smith (2016)
20. Jonathan Obika (2016)
24. Jermaine Hylton (2017)
38. Josh Cooke (2016)
--. Miles Storey (2016)

STAFF

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicCOOPERMA.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsarl5u4fd.png)

Mark Cooper
Luke Williams



OUT OF CONTRACT

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicFODERINW.jpg)
1. Wes Foderingham (2015)

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicJONESMAT.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicWARDDARR.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicBARTHRAJ.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpskoh03rfx.png)
21. Matty Jones (2015)
22. Darren Ward (2015)
23. Jack Barthram (2015)
27. Josue Antonio (2015)

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zps8npsmm4o.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicAGOMBARH.jpg)
26. Anton Rodgers (2015)
30. Harry Agombar (2015)

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicWILLIAM4.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicWALDONCO.jpg)
10. Andy Williams (2015)
16. Connor Waldon (2015)

* There maybe some errors.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, May 28, 2015, 17:49:16
So, 3-3-4 next season then :)


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: luckyluke699 on Thursday, May 28, 2015, 17:51:02
I like how said list is small enough now that we need to add pictures to bulk it out...  :clap:


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 28, 2015, 17:55:01
 ;)

I've also removed the YTS players for now.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: luckyluke699 on Thursday, May 28, 2015, 18:11:05
So, 3-3-4 next season then :)

I dream of a team of Harry Agombars.

(and yes, he's so good you only need 9 players  :badmood:)


Title: The Squad List (Current 2014-15)
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 1, 2015, 10:32:57
unretained list from Sam:

Ten individuals will not be extending their stays with Swindon. They are Andy Williams, Wes Foderingham, Darren Ward, George Barker, Jack Barthram, Cameron Belford, Matt Jones, Josue Antonio, Connor Waldon and Harry Agombar. - See more at: http://totalswindonsport.com/2015/06/swindon-release-10-players/#sthash.7MRA1m4b.dpuf (http://totalswindonsport.com/2015/06/swindon-release-10-players/#sthash.7MRA1m4b.dpuf)


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, June 1, 2015, 10:37:39
No surprises there really


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, June 1, 2015, 10:45:44
Not in Panic mode, honest, but who does that mean is left.

I actually feel quite confident that we will get some good replacements in, just have to hope that they can gel into a decent team


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, June 1, 2015, 10:46:03
No surprises there really

Big Harry's gone....


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: adje on Monday, June 1, 2015, 11:05:33
miles storey retained-mmmm


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Monday, June 1, 2015, 11:06:20
miles storey retained-mmmm

His contract wasn't up, still has another year.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, June 1, 2015, 11:09:57
Only one I thought may be offered a new deal was Barthram but as others have said, no real surprises.



Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: joteddyred on Monday, June 1, 2015, 11:13:47
I wonder if any offer was made to try and tempt either Wes and Williams?

Wes is an obvious loss and I know Williams isn't everyone's cup of tea, but he was our top goalscorer.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: lambourn red on Monday, June 1, 2015, 11:19:17
I wonder if any offer was made to try and tempt either Wes and Williams?

Wes is an obvious loss and I know Williams isn't everyone's cup of tea, but he was our top goalscorer.
I cannot imagine either are prepared to take the wage cut they would have to in order to fit the Clubs wage structure and Wes has made no secret of wanting Championship football.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 1, 2015, 11:20:00
I assume there would be nothing to stop us offering willo a context of he got desperate..

suspect a 20 goal striker will have options mind.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Sippo on Monday, June 1, 2015, 11:22:27
Wes said he was 99% sure he was leaving, so the club probably didn't even contemplate it.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: tans on Monday, June 1, 2015, 11:50:59
Woah!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, June 1, 2015, 11:52:37
Not the first time we have seen this sort of thing. Really disappointing if true.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, June 1, 2015, 11:53:38
It seems every season somebody has a moan.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, June 1, 2015, 11:57:05
It seems every season somebody has a moan.

Apparently Matt Jones and Barthram could write a book about the goings on at Town according to their twitter chats.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:00:06
Not the first time we have seen this sort of thing. Really disappointing if true.

Unprofessional of Power, if true. You do wonder who is running the day to day side of things given Powers non-residential status.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:00:42
Apparently Matt Jones and Barthram could write a book about the goings on at Town according to their twitter chats.

Probably should have done over the last 2 years, they don't appear to have done much else in terms of of playing!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: nigel grays a postie on Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:01:34
who did Barthram think would ring him? Cooper apparently in Marbella talking to Sheff U, Power must have used up days he is allowed in country by now? Is Sangita still there? I can understand JB and Matty Jones being pissed off at not getting real chance to shine but he has had 2 years to prove his worth and not really done so. Even when Byrne wasn't fit Cooper preferred Gladwin at right wing back v Preston at home


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:02:46
Unprofessional of Power, if true. You do wonder who is running the day to day side of things given Powers non-residential status.

But we will never know will we, its not unsurprising that they may be unhappy, they have essentially just been made redundant (without any payout) and in both cases played so little football in the last few years its not going to be easy to get back into the game.

Plus we all think that our employers are doing a shit job and that we could do it better, I suspect football is no different!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: JoeMezz on Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:03:12
Bartram is useless. End of discussion


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:03:22
Wes has just posted his thanks and goodbye via twitter (its a pic). Good luck to him.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:04:35
who did Barthram think would ring him?

Oh come on, nobody should have to read about these things via the website. Though its hard to imagine he didn't know.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:05:42
But we will never know will we, its not unsurprising that they may be unhappy,

No, no, I get they have a axe to grind. Its the supposed lack of phone call that irks.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: pauld on Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:05:54
Unprofessional of Power, if true. You do wonder who is running the day to day side of things given Powers non-residential status.
Presumably Steve Anderson, the General Manager. Whether this falls into his ambit or Power's as Director of Football, and indeed whether it's actually true, is another matter, of course.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:07:36
Presumably Steve Anderson, the General Manager.

Totally forgot we had a general manager, not that talking to the press is necessarily his job.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:07:58
Oh come on, nobody should have to read about these things via the website. Though its hard to imagine he didn't know.

Well as we all did, I would hope that he knew - didn't the players all know way before the play off final (or am I imagining that) - as the FA needed to know?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: PetsWinPrizes on Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:08:03
Perhaps they assumed Cooper would do it as he deals with them day to day, but he's a bit busy up in Sheffield...


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:10:11
Perhaps they assumed Cooper would do it as he deals with them day to day, but he's a bit busy up in Sheffield...

Isn't he in Marbella talking to Sheff Utd) - where Wes is off to shortly (According to twitter) - could be a rumour to start there!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:13:44
Wes has just posted his thanks and goodbye via twitter (its a pic). Good luck to him.

One thing that does look good is that the keepers do seem to have a bot of love for Steve Hale which also seems to suggest he is doing a good job as Belford (C) also quite positive about him!

I think that Aaron Moody also said that Hale helped him grow as a man, but that may be another thing entirely!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:17:27
One thing that does look good is that the keepers do seem to have a bot of love for Steve Hale which also seems to suggest he is doing a good job as Belford (C) also quite positive about him!

Guess they've had enough keeper coaches to know a good one.

Quote
I think that Aaron Moody also said that Hale helped him grow as a man, but that may be another thing entirely!

 :clap:


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: pauld on Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:21:38
Totally forgot we had a general manager, not that talking to the press is necessarily his job.
No, but the discussion was about who should have notified the players they were being released, or instructed a minion to do so.


Title: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:32:36
I meant generally, not heard from him about anything hence forgetting he existed.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:51:12
Looks like Barthram's deleted his twitter account,


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, June 1, 2015, 13:01:16
What a nice little meltdown that was.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: singingiiiffy on Monday, June 1, 2015, 13:08:33
I'm sure I heard all players were informed last week but the list wouldn't released to the public straight away


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, June 1, 2015, 13:52:41
I thought someone had posted here that Barthram had already said he want going to stay and had something else lined up.

If that was the case surely he wouldn't be surprised not to be offered a new contract.

FWIW I thought he was ok, and had some potential, but as others have said the fact that we preferred to play other people out of position rather than him suggests that Cooper didn't really rate him


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Monday, June 1, 2015, 14:12:51
Looks like Barthram's deleted his twitter account,

New one is @JPB_1993  :wink:
Apparently was getting some abuse tho fuck knows what for

Edit
Though even that isnt safe  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:

(http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab225/mark_woolhouse/JPBTWITTER_zpst9mwjz9f.jpg)


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, June 1, 2015, 14:14:30
I thought someone had posted here that Barthram had already said he want going to stay and had something else lined up.

If that was the case surely he wouldn't be surprised not to be offered a new contract.

FWIW I thought he was ok, and had some potential, but as others have said the fact that we preferred to play other people out of position rather than him suggests that Cooper didn't really rate him
Exeter have offered him a contract after his trial but aren't bothering with Barker after they both went there for a few days.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: JayBox325 on Monday, June 1, 2015, 14:43:11
New one is @JPB_1993  :wink:
Apparently was getting some abuse tho fuck knows what for

Edit
Though even that isnt safe  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:

(http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab225/mark_woolhouse/JPBTWITTER_zpst9mwjz9f.jpg)

No need. The have the right to be aggravated. Not for the fact that they've been let go, but because they had to find out via the public announcement. That's not very professional.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: joteddyred on Monday, June 1, 2015, 15:01:04
If they genuinely did found out via the list being published by the press, that is very poor.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, June 1, 2015, 15:12:11
No need. The have the right to be aggravated. Not for the fact that they've been let go, but because they had to find out via the public announcement. That's not very professional.

I love the way that whatever happens in life, posters on here will immediately accept anything negative written about the club. We have no idea what the actual process was (although I am sure it was confirmed that the players were told a few weeks back so not sure how this has come 'via the media') apart from posts made by two embittered ex employees who may now struggle to find employment (for which I do genuinely feel sympathy for them).


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: ronnie21 on Monday, June 1, 2015, 15:22:23
If they genuinely did found out via the list being published by the press, that is very poor.
I am convinced that it was said that the players who were leaving had been told about three weeks ago, no announcements whilst we were still chasing promotion - why it was delayed for a week after Wembley i have no idea.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: pauld on Monday, June 1, 2015, 15:59:24
Maybe a bit of both - players had been told informally but were expecting a formal "Thank you and fuck off" letter/call/email/pigeon post before the official announcement, club thought they'd already informed them so just went ahead with announcement? (I have no actual knowledge, just a possible suggestion as to how these kinds of misunderstandings happen)

Either way, storm in a teacup, hope the released players find a new club quickly so they can get on with their careers.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, June 1, 2015, 16:00:27
Bartram's apologising now.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, June 1, 2015, 20:56:39
One thing that does look good is that the keepers do seem to have a bot of love for Steve Hale which also seems to suggest he is doing a good job as Belford (C) also quite positive about him!

I think that Aaron Moody also said that Hale helped him grow as a man, but that may be another thing entirely!

 :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick: :clap:

Seriously though, whatever happens, people seem to always defend the players regardless of not knowing the facts..

Shame the players couldn't defend too, eh?  :D :D


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, June 1, 2015, 21:16:11
So what does the remaining squad list actually look like?..


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Charlie Henry on Monday, June 1, 2015, 21:24:42
see page 1!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, June 1, 2015, 21:27:38
see page 1!

Effort!!  :-[


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, June 1, 2015, 21:37:05
THE CURRENT SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicBELFORDT.jpg)

25. Tyrell Belford (2017)

DEFENDERS

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicTHOMPSON.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicBYRNENAT.jpg)  (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicRAPHAELR.jpg)

2. Nathan Thompson (2017)
3. Nathan Byrne (2016)
29. Raphael Branco (2017)

MIDFIELDERS

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicKASIMYAS.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicRANDALLW.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicMARSHALL.jpg)


8. Yaser Kasim (2016)
31. Will Randall (2016)
32. Lee Marshall (2016)

FORWARDS

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsk3tdzoiv.png)  (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicOBIKAJON.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpspfoo93ck.png)  (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsekocuw3x.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicSTOREYMI.jpg)

9. Michael Smith (2016)
20. Jonathan Obika (2016)
24. Jermaine Hylton (2017)
38. Josh Cooke (2016)
--. Miles Storey (2016)

STAFF

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicCOOPERMA.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsarl5u4fd.png)

Mark Cooper
Luke Williams



OUT OF CONTRACT

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zps8npsmm4o.png)
26. Anton Rodgers (2015)

* There maybe some errors.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, June 1, 2015, 21:44:58
Yikes, that's the definition of threadbare.

Not that it really matters as its June 1st


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, June 1, 2015, 21:47:38
Yikes, that's the definition of threadbare.

Not that it really matters as its June 1st

It looks like you can take 3 or 4 out of that list also......Byrne, Storey, Smith, and I'd have thought Kasim might have his suitors.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, June 1, 2015, 21:55:47
Kasim will be top dog next season.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: WEBBERhyde on Monday, June 1, 2015, 22:27:20
Would you not think that not having a piece of paper and a pen waved under your nose is a bit of a giveaway that you're not getting a new contract? Surely a player looking to renew their contract would be having some sort of dialogue with the club in the closing weeks of the season even before that?

Or maybe he was just sat about with his thumb up his arse?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: luckyluke699 on Monday, June 1, 2015, 22:40:58
August 9th is a LONG way away... I'm sure there are plenty of irons in the fire in the background!



Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 11:24:44
We're sorted up front at least!


Title: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 11:31:15
Quote
We're sorted up front at least!
need 1 more imho. Hylton looks good so far but has a lot to do to step up.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 11:39:00
We're sorted up front at least!

Hang on Willo's gone, Mighty Mike is attracting bids, Storey has been told he's not required, so that leaves Beaker and Hylton, with the boy Cooke as back up.

Not easy finding a 20 goal frontman....for me selling Mighty Mike would be an error, but we know everyone has a price.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 11:43:19
Based on nothing - Hylton is going to be awesome next season. Him and Obika are going to fire us to 14th place.


Title: Re: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Honkytonk on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 09:21:28
Based on nothing - Hylton is going to be awesome next season. Him and Obika are going to fire us to 14th place.
Don't get overexcited you might strain something.

I do honestly look forward to seeing Obika and Hylton up front together next season. If Smith stays I am afraid he might play second fiddle to them a tad. Not that I dislike him of course, he's a good player orbit can sort his first bloody touch out.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 09:25:54
Not going to write Hylton off, but his legs currently work faster than his brain. Hopefully a full pre season and coaching he might be good in 6 months time.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: PetsWinPrizes on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 09:53:38
Not going to write Hylton off, but his legs currently work faster than his brain. Hopefully a full pre season and coaching he might be good in 6 months time.

He's raw certainly, and needs a lot of work but we'd have said the same about Gladwin 12 months ago.
And we've just sold him for more than we got for Fjortoft

(admittedly not taking 21 years of inflation into account)


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 10:03:03
Yeah I was sort of getting at the Gladwin scenario, it will take him a while, so don't see him as being first choice until he's fully up to speed.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 18:33:07
Not going to write Hylton off, but his legs currently work faster than his brain. Hopefully a full pre season and coaching he might be good in 6 months time.

I would of taken that over the 'clever' cunts at Wembley.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 18:44:01
Storey with another year...unbelievable.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 19:35:49
Storey with another year...unbelievable.

How did you not see that coming? He's been contracted for that long for the past two years. #ITK


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Thursday, June 11, 2015, 15:53:53
http://www.flicwiltshire.com/STFC/Reports-suggest-Kasim-is-looking-to-move-on-to-pastures-new-this-summer-.aspx

What a surprise, hope we hold out for at least £1 million even though he has a year left.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: JayBox325 on Thursday, June 11, 2015, 15:56:49
http://www.flicwiltshire.com/STFC/Reports-suggest-Kasim-is-looking-to-move-on-to-pastures-new-this-summer-.aspx

What a surprise, hope we hold out for at least £1 million even though he has a year left.

He doesn't have to go until his contract's up. So we can still have some say over how much he goes for. I think.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, June 11, 2015, 17:27:56
I think kasims flaws are too many to suggest we'd get a million pound for him. 500k max


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: tans on Thursday, June 11, 2015, 17:34:51
Good player, inconsistent.

Both seasons was quality at the start and crap from january onwards


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, June 11, 2015, 17:38:35
Needs 3 in midfield and doesn't track back. The most gifted manipulator of the ball I've seen in a town shirt, but I don't think it's being reviosionist to say he's got significant flaws that will (and have) hold him back.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, June 11, 2015, 17:53:18
Bit of a disruptive influence behind the scenes, I'm led to believe.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: tans on Thursday, June 11, 2015, 18:00:48
What you heard chang


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, June 11, 2015, 18:04:33
What you heard chang

 ;D


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Thursday, June 11, 2015, 19:24:44
Sad to see him go, he was better than Luongo in the run in. Didn't expect him to stay. Nor Byrne for that matter.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 17:45:23
What did they feed Miles at Newport?*

(http://totalswindonsport.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Seven.jpg)

(http://www.flicwiltshire.com/uploaded_files/6299/images/Storey.jpg)

* NOTE: This is mostly a joke.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: JayBox325 on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 18:03:23
What did they feed Miles at Newport?*

(http://totalswindonsport.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Seven.jpg)

(http://www.flicwiltshire.com/uploaded_files/6299/images/Storey.jpg)

* NOTE: This is mostly a joke.

In fairness, it looks more like he's grown into his frame since we've last seen him. He's always been tall, but now he has the chest (clearly has bigger shoulders in the STFC shirt pic).

* NOTE: I noticed your note about it being a joke :)


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 18:05:20
Someone needs to have a word with him about his barnet.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 18:11:34
He looks a hard cunt now. Somebody else can tell him about his barnet. Now he's beefed up a bit, we might even have a player on our hands.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Barry Scott on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 20:27:31
He looks like he enjoys having seconds at meal time to me. Hopefully Power can clarify this as it's making me feel violent.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Ells on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 01:53:23
I live in South Wales and one of my friends who used to live in Newport swears they once sent a helicopter out to catch a guy who stole 1 pasty from Greggs. Could explain a lot.

*NOTE this isn't a joke but it's obviously nothing to do with Miles. He probably prefers Subway or summat.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 07:25:12
I live in South Wales and one of my friends who used to live in Newport swears they once sent a helicopter out to catch a guy who stole 1 pasty from Greggs. Could explain a lot.

*NOTE this isn't a joke but it's obviously nothing to do with Miles. He probably prefers Subway or summat.

Miles Storey strikes me as a *shudder* 'cheeky' Nandos sort of guy.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 09:16:27
I live in South Wales and one of my friends who used to live in Newport swears they once sent a helicopter out to catch a guy who stole 1 pasty from Greggs. Could explain a lot.

*NOTE this isn't a joke but it's obviously nothing to do with Miles. He probably prefers Subway or summat.

 Must have been Summit to do with the NATO get together hosted by Cameron at Celtic Manor last year....zero tolerance, first Greggs, next the White House.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 09:18:53
Miles Storey needs to leave for his own sake, and no doubt will do.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 12:09:33
Yasser and Nathan B are present in the "Day 2" training pics on the OS.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, July 2, 2015, 12:39:37
BOO!

BOO deal confirmed. 2 year deal.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Hitchinred on Thursday, July 2, 2015, 19:36:43
Sky Sports reporting Anton Rodgers signing two year extension.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Thursday, July 2, 2015, 19:44:10
The team train at my gym now and apparently 22 players turned up for fitness today - lots of trialists  apparently


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Boy About Town on Thursday, July 2, 2015, 20:15:02
Which gym is that, hope its not the Marriott


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Saxondale on Thursday, July 2, 2015, 20:30:52
The team train at my gym now and apparently 22 players turned up for fitness today - lots of trialists  apparently

What the one up by my kids ballet?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Thursday, July 2, 2015, 20:45:31
Yeah Body Revolution in Pewsham - makes sense I guess as they train at Beversbrook now


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Saxondale on Thursday, July 2, 2015, 20:53:08
Jesus.  Just one more reason for me to not go there.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Thursday, July 2, 2015, 21:53:31
It's ok they only go between 11-3 when the gyms closed to normal people anyway


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Saxondale on Thursday, July 2, 2015, 22:06:14
Aww.  Im sure there would have been ledge bantz.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Thursday, July 2, 2015, 22:17:01
Would be on flames


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, July 2, 2015, 22:17:12
Jesus.  Just one more reason for me to not go there.


I bet that's scuppered your plans.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Saxondale on Thursday, July 2, 2015, 23:01:38
Yep.  Ill eat cake instead.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, July 2, 2015, 23:13:30
Yep.  Ill eat cake instead.

Green tea cake?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Saxondale on Friday, July 3, 2015, 08:54:27
I wont eat cake really.  Ill just go to the olympiad gym instead.  Where there might be a slightly less ladsy atmosphere and I can go unnoticed.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, August 3, 2015, 16:43:08
THE CURRENT SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

(http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicBELFORDT.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Lawrence%20Vigouroux_zpstndo8eb0.png)

25. Tyrell Belford (2017)
--. Lawrence Vigouroux (LOAN)

DEFENDERS

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/THOMPSON_zpsmvpw1xmt.png) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpslzzirsqn.png) (http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicRAPHAELR.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/e467ae99-1e1d-4575-b5e8-4ac67be7541a_zpsys0prb7k.png) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/kevinstewart_zpscppppwmh.png)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/JordanWilliams_zpsouk6anwx.png)


2. Nathan Thompson (2017)
6. Jordan Turnbull (LOAN)
29. Raphael Branco (2017)
--. Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (2017)
--. Kevin Stewart (LOAN)
--. Jordan Williams (LOAN)

MIDFIELDERS

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicBYRNENAT.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicKASIMYAS.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zps8npsmm4o.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicRANDALLW.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicMARSHALL.jpg)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Robert_zpsl3yiimia.png) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/TRAORE_zpswpcdvvkt.png)

8. Yaser Kasim (2016)
10. Nathan Byrne (2016)
26. Anton Rodgers (2017)
31. Will Randall (2016)
32. Lee Marshall (2016)
--. Fabien Robert (2016)
--. Drissa Traore (2016)

FORWARDS

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsk3tdzoiv.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicOBIKAJON.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpspfoo93ck.png) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Josh%20Cooke_zpstmpko43v.png)

9. Michael Smith (2016)
20. Jonathan Obika (2016)
24. Jermaine Hylton (2017)
38. Josh Cooke (2016)

WILDERNESS

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicSTOREYMI.jpg)

--. Miles Storey (2016)

* There may be some errors.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: BruceChatwin on Monday, August 3, 2015, 18:30:06
* There maybe some errors.

*may be some errors.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, August 3, 2015, 18:32:32
*may be some errors.

Congratulations  ;)


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, August 3, 2015, 19:25:32
So via this Phone-In.

(Byrne has the number 10 shirt)

Brophy likely to join.

Still no confirmation on Barry and Eckersley but they're still here.

No offers for Smith.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, August 3, 2015, 19:31:03
...and Kent is unlikely.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Monday, August 3, 2015, 19:34:09
Rodgers wants him to come here.

Must carry some weight


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Monday, August 3, 2015, 19:39:40
Missed the start ... what was said about Ajose?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, August 3, 2015, 19:41:02
Missed the start ... what was said about Ajose?

Wasn't completely dismissed but didn't seem to be keen financially.

Nile Ranger calls Mark Cooper trying to come back.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, August 3, 2015, 19:41:41
Why Storey?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 06:52:22
It's all getting a bit more exciting..


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Honkytonk on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 10:40:58
Nile Ranger calls Mark Cooper trying to come back.

Shock Horror.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 10:47:35
Wasn't completely dismissed but didn't seem to be keen financially.

Nile Ranger calls Mark Cooper trying to come back.

Really?..


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 10:50:53
Really?..

Unless Cooper was joking, of course. It seemed genuine.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: tans on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 11:23:08
He told us this at the dinner


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 11:49:03
Haha wow.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 12:40:04
Quote
Lawrence Vigouroux ‏@LawrenceV93  14m14 minutes ago
Very happy to have joined @Official_STFC on loan for the season! ⚽

That's that confirmed than.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 13:35:39
That's that confirmed than.

Love it.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 16:56:15
Brophy has signed then.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 17:01:12
Which one is Brophy again?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 17:07:51
The ginger full-back, I think.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 17:17:11
Squad numbers:

1. Lawrence Vigouroux
2. Nathan Thompson (C)
3. Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill
4. Fabien Robert
5. Jordan Williams
6. Jordan Turnbull
7. Drissa Traore
8. Yaser Kasim
9. Michael Smith
10. Nathan Byrne
11. Kevin Stewart
15. James Brophy
20. Jonathan Obika
21. Will Randall
22. Lee Marshall
23. Josh Cooke
24. Jermaine Hylton
25. Tyrell Belford
26. Anton Rodgers
28. Ellis Iandolo
29. Raphael Rossi Branco

 


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: tans on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 17:18:28
Not even a squad number for Storey :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 17:20:08
Squad numbers:

1. Lawrence Vigouroux
2. Nathan Thompson (C)
3. Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill
4. Fabien Robert
5. Jordan Williams
6. Jordan Turnbull
7. Drissa Traore
8. Yaser Kasim
9. Michael Smith
10. Nathan Byrne
11. Kevin Stewart
15. James Brophy
20. Jonathan Obika
21. Will Randall
22. Lee Marshall
23. Josh Cooke
24. Jermaine Hylton
25. Tyrell Belford
26. Anton Rodgers
28. Ellis Iandolo
29. Raphael Rossi Branco

 

Brophy there but no Barry or Eckersley


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 17:20:17
Have we actually signed Brophy?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 17:21:04
Have we actually signed Brophy?

Yes.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 17:21:43
The ginger full-back, I think.

Is that not Eckersley or are we just gathering gingers?

http://www.flicwiltshire.com/STFC/Discussions-ongoing-over-futures-of-Brophy-Eckersley-and-Bradley-.aspx


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 17:23:09
Shit, there's no depth whatsoever when you look at it in black and white. Lets hope no early injuries.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 17:30:38
Brophy signing is on the OS 1yr


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: PlymRed on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 18:00:10
I would assume barry and eckersley are still in discussions. Can't give a number to a player if they haven't signed for us


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 18:19:59
I would assume barry and eckersley are still in discussions. Can't give a number to a player if they haven't signed for us

ASD posted Eckersley has gone


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 18:21:10
By 'eck!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 18:24:12
ASD posted Eckersley has gone

Probably me being blind, but i cant see that anywhere?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 18:37:03
Me neither.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 18:44:49
Glenn ‏@GlennRichards8 34m34 minutes ago - @andrew_FLICW ne news on the lad who was on trial defender who was at Man United what was his name.

Andrew Steele-Davis ‏@andrew_FLICW 31m31 minutes ago
@GlennRichards8 Richard Eckersley. Let go. Imagine wages were a problem


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 18:46:36
Makes you wonder why we bothered taking him on trial to begin with.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 18:47:24
THE CURRENT SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Lawrence%20Vigouroux_zpstndo8eb0.png) (http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicBELFORDT.jpg)

1. Lawrence Vigouroux (LOAN)
25. Tyrell Belford (2017)

DEFENDERS

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/THOMPSON_zpsmvpw1xmt.png) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/e467ae99-1e1d-4575-b5e8-4ac67be7541a_zpsys0prb7k.png) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/JordanWilliams_zpsouk6anwx.png) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpslzzirsqn.png) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/kevinstewart_zpscppppwmh.png)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/BROPHY_zpsxhnzfgb9.png) (http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicRAPHAELR.jpg)

2. Nathan Thompson (2017)
3. Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (2017)
5. Jordan Williams (LOAN)
6. Jordan Turnbull (LOAN)
11. Kevin Stewart (LOAN)
15. James Brophy (2016)
29. Raphael Branco (2017)


MIDFIELDERS

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Robert_zpsl3yiimia.png) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/TRAORE_zpswpcdvvkt.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicKASIMYAS.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicBYRNENAT.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zps8npsmm4o.png)
(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicRANDALLW.jpg) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicMARSHALL.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Iandolo_zpsagpanuwk.png)

4. Fabien Robert (2016)
7. Drissa Traore (2016)
8. Yaser Kasim (2016)
10. Nathan Byrne (2016)
21. Will Randall (2016)
22. Lee Marshall (2016)
26. Anton Rodgers (2017)
28. Ellis Iandolo (2016)

FORWARDS

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpsk3tdzoiv.png) (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicOBIKAJON.jpg) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Josh%20Cooke_zpstmpko43v.png) (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/RWDP1983/Untitled_zpspfoo93ck.png)

9. Michael Smith (2016)
20. Jonathan Obika (2016)
23. Josh Cooke (2016)
24. Jermaine Hylton (2017)

WILDERNESS

(http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Pics/People/PicSTOREYMI.jpg)

--. Miles Storey (2016)

* There may be some errors.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 18:47:40
Cheers Batch thats the one


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 19:02:22
Makes you wonder why we bothered taking him on trial to begin with.

Not really, they may have thought they might be able to strike a deal. Or it could be that he wanted a promise of starting each week which we couldn't offer.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 19:16:02
Not even a squad number for Storey :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:
Get in, it's staggering he's managed to live off two goals for so long.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 19:56:45
Get in, it's staggering he's managed to live off two goals for so long.

It's the second season in a row that he hasn't has a squad number at Swindon.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 20:02:23
No idea what happened with his development, up until that penalty miss at Brentford he looked a decent prospect


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 20:45:23
No idea what happened with his development, up until that penalty miss at Brentford he looked a decent prospect

And we signed him on a new contract thereafter. Then virtually froze him out in favour of George fucking Barker.

Most odd. He may well be "shit", but still say he wasn't given a fair crack to prove/disprove it. Has he got some clause in his contract one wonders.

Oh and to add controversy, not seen any more from Hylton than Storey...yet (edit: don't get me wrong, he seems to have something, hope he scores a shit load obviously).


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, August 6, 2015, 21:00:08
Yeah I'm with you on that.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, August 7, 2015, 00:51:34
Storey is an odd one. Like many have said, he was obviously kept on for a reason (at one point)..

Seemed to score a shit load for the juniors and ressies, but I wonder if he'll actually go anywhere and make a real impact, or whether he'll end up somewhere like Eastleigh etc..


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, August 8, 2015, 17:21:51
Andrew Steele-Davis ‏@andrew_FLICW  17s18 seconds ago
Mark Cooper confirms Brad Barry has signed a one-year deal at The County Ground.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, August 8, 2015, 17:51:10
Andrew Steele-Davis ‏@andrew_FLICW  17s18 seconds ago
Mark Cooper confirms Brad Barry has signed a one-year deal at The County Ground.
Ah well it's not like he's been thrown into the first team or anything, not even in the squad today. I'd imagine he's cheap also, might be more about numbers for development games than anything else. At least he doesn't have any links to Jed!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Saturday, August 8, 2015, 19:03:57
agombarry


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, August 8, 2015, 20:43:50
Still in negations with Eckersley then


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: suttonred on Saturday, August 8, 2015, 20:50:19
Still in negations with Eckersley then

Where's that stated?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, August 8, 2015, 20:59:55
http://totalswindonsport.com/2015/08/power-hints-at-eckersley-deal/


Title: Re: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Saturday, August 8, 2015, 21:06:33
agombarry
Think that's a bit unfair, Barry does seem to have come through at Brighton for a couple of years and has some history with Williams?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: THE FLASH on Saturday, August 8, 2015, 21:33:44
Smith gone......??


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: suttonred on Saturday, August 8, 2015, 21:37:00
http://totalswindonsport.com/2015/08/power-hints-at-eckersley-deal/

Cheers never saw that. Can he play upfront?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Saturday, August 8, 2015, 22:21:09
Think that's a bit unfair, Barry does seem to have come through at Brighton for a couple of years and has some history with Williams?

So did Barker.

I'll concede that its a little unfair, but based on what I saw in pre-season he looked miles off! Young players of course need a bit of time before you truly know.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, August 8, 2015, 22:24:05
It does sound to me as though power is giving a favour to one of his mates.

Personally, I couldn't give a flying fuck!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, August 10, 2015, 14:34:44
Josh Cook joins cheltenham on loan until January.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, August 10, 2015, 14:39:10
Would suggest at least one new attacking player before Saturday then?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Monday, August 10, 2015, 14:44:29
Josh Cook joins cheltenham on loan until January.

Great move for him and us. I had him down for the standard Supermarine and/or Chippenham transfer.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Monday, August 10, 2015, 15:07:15
we must have another forward coming in then.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: newmarket red on Monday, August 10, 2015, 15:17:10
we must have another forward coming in then.
you would hope so the squad is smaller enough as it is . :(


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Monday, August 10, 2015, 15:36:17
any word on Hylton


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: JayBox325 on Monday, August 10, 2015, 15:50:47
any word on Hylton

Broken Collarbone.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: tans on Monday, August 10, 2015, 16:07:48
Somebody posted that leeds are gonna offer 800k and ajose on loan for nathan byrne.

No idea how true that is


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Monday, August 10, 2015, 16:15:47
Doubtful. They have just signed winger Stuart Dallas from Brentford


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Monday, August 10, 2015, 16:41:18
Quote from: JayBox325
Quote
any word on Hylton
Broken Collarbone.

damn, was hoping they called that wrong.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, August 10, 2015, 16:56:43
Broken Collarbone.
 
damn, was hoping they called that wrong.

In cycling terms a break is better than the sort of ligament damage than Louis got....it's a shame for the kid though.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, August 10, 2015, 16:59:37
Looking at the highlights, Hylton gets straight up after being decked. Hard as fuck.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 11:37:32
Josh Cook joins cheltenham on loan until January.

I bet he's buzzing to play at the World Of Smile Stadium...

Decent move though.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 12:29:03
Looks like Smudgers move to Barnsley is dying, no thanks to that Jermaine Hylton.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33960041


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 12:29:52
Good. He's a cracking L1 striker.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 19:20:27
What a shambles our business has been this summer. All for keeping back some of the money to improve the club and help build towards the future. Though it should be noted its not being spent in an area that could increase income and allow for further on pitch development but it all has to be done.

One of the most thin and poor squads we've got. Lots of pressure on young lads to kick on this season.

GK's

1. Lawrence Vigouroux (LOAN)
25. Tyrell Belford (2017)

Ok but what happened to BBC wilts 'understanding' of a permanent deal?

Defence

2. Nathan Thompson (2017)
3. Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (2017)
5. Jordan Williams (LOAN)
6. Jordan Turnbull (LOAN)
11. Kevin Stewart (LOAN)
15. James Brophy (2016)
27. Brad Barry (2016)
29. Raphael Branco (2017)

8 looks good and we have cover. Barry there is a huge question mark about rightly or wrongly. Good luck to Brophy but we would be loaning him out if we could so really we have 6 and Stewart is covering Midfield as well.

Midfield

4. Fabien Robert (2016)
7. Drissa Traore (2016)
8. Yaser Kasim (2016)
21. Will Randall (2016)
22. Lee Marshall (2016)
26. Anton Rodgers (2017)
28. Ellis Iandolo (2016)

The real worry in the squad! Iandolo is a random 17 year old, can't really be considered. Marshall/Randall have potential but not enough for Cooper to play them ahead of playing the CB Williams there instead in recent games. So we have 4 and Robert is playing as a forward! No creativity here if Robert plays as one of the 3 up top. As we watched on Sat Traore/Kasim/Rodgers are too tippy tappy and none of them can do something to create some space. Ideally Robert would play in here with Kasim/Traore but that leaves us with problems up top.

Forwards

--. Jordan Stewart (2017)
--. Wes Thomas (2016 - January)
--. Jeremy Balmy (2016)
20. Jonathan Obika (2016)
24. Jermaine Hylton (2017)

No idea if that Balmy one has happened but assuming not as nothing official. Thats 4 players for the front 3 positions, so one player as cover? 2 if you include Robert here but then you have nothing beyond the 3 in midfield.

The squad is so light and just doesn't seem to have the flair/attacking quality/nouse that we have had last 2 years and i can't believe we've done nothing about it. We've swapped Luongo/Gladwin/Byrne/Williams for Traore/J Stewart/Robert.

We have 15 real pro's and that includes 2 gk's and Hylton who has barely proved anything yet. It doesn't count J Stewart.

You are only allowed 5 loan players in the squad as well and we already have that so we can't cover any problems which we will have with that few number of players and as we are having now. Had hoped we could do better than this.






Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 19:22:29
I was jumping the gun on Balmy.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: corner on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 19:23:28
What's going to happen next year so many are out of contract,


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 19:24:19
What's going to happen next year so many are out of contract,
Pretty sure there are options on a few of them,

otherwise, the model is broken!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 19:24:39
There is no next year.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 19:27:04
What's going to happen next year so many are out of contract,

Thats part of the problem with the recruitment this summer. Where are the next £1m players to keep funding this model?

Options don't work. We take up the extra year to try and get some money ala Byrne this year but the real money and negotiation is having longer term contracts which we don't have with people. I want to say there are more gambles in the squad but as we've paid nothing for them they are not really gambles other than a footballing sense. Where are the high risk high reward players like Luongo? Why have we not looked at that this season?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 21:08:18
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/swindon_town_2014/13639429.Town_still_hopeful_over_deal_for_Ojamaa/

this helps with numbers if both are confirmed and one of them has some experience at least


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 21:11:03
I was jumping the gun on Balmy.

I think Power confirmed Balmy


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 21:14:17
I think Power confirmed Balmy

He did


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 21:26:21
Thats part of the problem with the recruitment this summer. Where are the next £1m players to keep funding this model?

Options don't work. We take up the extra year to try and get some money ala Byrne this year but the real money and negotiation is having longer term contracts which we don't have with people. I want to say there are more gambles in the squad but as we've paid nothing for them they are not really gambles other than a footballing sense. Where are the high risk high reward players like Luongo? Why have we not looked at that this season?
No offence but you are talking nonsense, let's do a direct comparison just to humour you:

Fods = replaced by Vigs
Belford = still here

N Thompson = still here
Branco = still here
Turnbull = still here
Stephens = replaced by Williams
Toffolo = replaced by BOO
Ricketts = not replaced (big loss?)
Bartram = Brophy

Kasim = still here
Byrne = replaced by J Stewart, a punt yes but why not
Luongo = Kevin Stewart
Gladwin = Robert
L Thompson = Traore
Swift = not relaced but ran out of room in squad last season.
Rogers = Still here

Obika = still here
A Williams = Wes Thomas
Hylton = Still here
M Smith = not replaced

Have I missed anyone?

So out of last seasons main players (approximately 20 of them) we've got players in 17 of the areas with just Ricketts, Swift and Smith not replaced. This doesn't include Barry, Balmy or the Estonian guy which you could say covers at least 1 of the numbers. Also maybe a couple of our youths might make an impact?

Yes we have taken a few punts but numbers wise we aren't really any different and let's face it bar Williams and Ricketts last season the rest were young punts that came good.
So I don't really get the squad size panic?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 21:29:15
Good post, fuck knows how you have the patience to explain what is patently obvious though. Fair play.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 21:32:15
Good post, fuck knows how you have the patience to explain what is patently obvious though. Fair play.
Just going to copy and paste it from now on. Maybe it might actually get through to a few people eventually. When you do a direct comparison we are pretty similar.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: BruceChatwin on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 23:04:58
One thing that shouldn't be disregarded, in respect of squad size, is that Power seems to have targeted very versatile players. Turnbull, Thompson and Branco can play anywhere along the backline, J. Williams and K. Stewart can play defence and midfield, Robert can play midfield or attack, and Obika, Hylton, J. Stewart and Thomas are all very mobile, and fit in upfront or out wide.

Despite the squad size, Cooper should generally have okay cover when and if a few injuries hit, and it should also offer him good tactical flexibility in terms of changing positions on the fly.

If we can get the Estonian in, then I think I'll be relatively happy with our transfer dealings overall. I don't think our squad is as strong as last year, but I don't think the league is either.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 23:14:36
One thing that shouldn't be disregarded, in respect of squad size, is that Power seems to have targeted very versatile players. Turnbull, Thompson and Branco can play anywhere along the backline, J. Williams and K. Stewart can play defence and midfield, Robert can play midfield or attack, and Obika, Hylton, J. Stewart and Thomas are all very mobile, and fit in upfront or out wide.

Despite the squad size, Cooper should generally have okay cover when and if a few injuries hit, and it should also offer him good tactical flexibility in terms of changing positions on the fly.

If we can get the Estonian in, then I think I'll be relatively happy with our transfer dealings overall. I don't think our squad is as strong as last year, but I don't think the league is either.
Agree with you to an extent on quality but are we actually that much weaker than the 2nd half of last season? Traore seems more than adequate to replace L Thompson, Luongo was non existent after Christmas, and same can be said of Andy Williams. It's only really Byrne and Gladwin where we are possibly weaker and we've got Robert who if he carries on like he is will more than fill one of the 2 areas.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 08:21:59
People forget Gladwin was only good for the last 15 games or so


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 10:44:06
No offence but you are talking nonsense, let's do a direct comparison just to humour you:

Fods = replaced by Vigs
Belford = still here

N Thompson = still here
Branco = still here
Turnbull = still here
Stephens = replaced by Williams
Toffolo = replaced by BOO
Ricketts = not replaced (big loss?)
Bartram = Brophy

Kasim = still here
Byrne = replaced by J Stewart, a punt yes but why not
Luongo = Kevin Stewart
Gladwin = Robert
L Thompson = Traore
Swift = not relaced but ran out of room in squad last season.
Rogers = Still here

Obika = still here
A Williams = Wes Thomas
Hylton = Still here
M Smith = not replaced

Have I missed anyone?

So out of last seasons main players (approximately 20 of them) we've got players in 17 of the areas with just Ricketts, Swift and Smith not replaced. This doesn't include Barry, Balmy or the Estonian guy which you could say covers at least 1 of the numbers. Also maybe a couple of our youths might make an impact?

Yes we have taken a few punts but numbers wise we aren't really any different and let's face it bar Williams and Ricketts last season the rest were young punts that came good.
So I don't really get the squad size panic?


Just copied and pasted this for the first time on facebook :)


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 11:33:29
Just copied and pasted this for the first time on facebook :)
Will need to add in Ajose later, that'll be another gap filled!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 11:35:54
I'd swap the Wes Thomas singing to be Smith's replacement and Ajose as Williams replacement.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 11:43:52
I'd swap the Wes Thomas singing to be Smith's replacement and Ajose as Williams replacement.
Probably a fair shout. Either way both replaced which is the main thing.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 11:50:01
Andrew Steele-Davis ‏@andrew_FLICW  1m1 minute ago
Swindon Town Chairman Lee Power has confirmed that Jeremy Balmy has signed on the dotted line at #stfc - http://www.flicwiltshire.com/power-confirms-balmy-has-put-pen-to-paper-at-town/ Ö


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 12:04:09
Andrew Steele-Davis ‏@andrew_FLICW  1m1 minute ago
Swindon Town Chairman Lee Power has confirmed that Jeremy Balmy has signed on the dotted line at #stfc - http://www.flicwiltshire.com/power-confirms-balmy-has-put-pen-to-paper-at-town/ Ö

Andy King would have been proud of this bit:
Quote from: Mark Cooper on FLIC
ďWith us getting a couple in, we werenít sure we were going to get anyone in, so it was important that we tried to get somebody in.Ē


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: joteddyred on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 12:47:02
Just copied and pasted this for the first time on facebook :)

Ha ha.  I saw it and commented 😊


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 13:25:11
My secret identity is revealed


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: joteddyred on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 13:47:15
And mine 😊.  I think you know a friend of mine as well.  Brian, usually whinging on fb about Aston Villa?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Boeta on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 14:26:01
Thats part of the problem with the recruitment this summer. Where are the next £1m players to keep funding this model?

Not sure on £1m players but players Power will be expecting to make a profit on, more often than not:
Kasim (if he goes in Jan)
Obika
Ajose
Robert
Stewart, J
Ojamma
Traore
Hylton

None are £1m players but any of them could be by the end of the season. Just ask Gladwin.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 14:41:43
Putting it bluntly if the business model was easy more clubs would be doing it - there will always be a degree of taking a punt on the unknown - happily to date Power has shown himself to be pretty good at this!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 14:44:56
And mine 😊.  I think you know a friend of mine as well.  Brian, usually whinging on fb about Aston Villa?

I work with the cunt


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 15:27:38
I think our choice of striking options has hugely been improved upon with Ajose and Thomas added to Obika and Hylton.

We have an abundance of riches in midfield.

My only real concern is the make do and mend approach when it comes to defensive cover.

All things considered we have a mighty fine squad and POs should be the minimum.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 15:40:32
Putting it bluntly if the business model was easy more clubs would be doing it - there will always be a degree of taking a punt on the unknown - happily to date Power has shown himself to be pretty good at this!

Do well again this year, and I think LP will be selling consultancy services!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: corner on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 17:07:21
I think our choice of striking options has hugely been improved upon with Ajose and Thomas added to Obika and Hylton.

We have an abundance of riches in midfield.

My only real concern is the make do and mend approach when it comes to defensive cover.

All things considered we have a mighty fine squad and POs should be the minimum.
We will defend from the front!!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: JayBox325 on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 17:58:24
What's everyone's starting XI now?

Vigouroux
Thompson - Branco - Williams - Turnbull
Kasim - Rodgers
Ajose - Robert - Thomas
Obika

With Ajose and Thomas being the wingers. Although, I'd probably play the Estonian winger in the starting XI if he signs up. Ajose won't be fully match fit yet either.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: lambourn red on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 18:06:30
What's everyone's starting XI now?

Vigouroux
Thompson - Branco - Williams - Turnbull
Kasim - Rodgers
Ajose - Robert - Thomas
Obika

With Ajose and Thomas being the wingers. Although, I'd probably play the Estonian winger in the starting XI if he signs up. Ajose won't be fully match fit yet either.

No Traore ? I would say he has been superb since coming back from injury.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 18:08:14
Cannot, just cannot, leave Traore out.

                       Vigoroux
Boo  Turnbull    Branco   Thompson
                  Traore  Kasim
Pyjamas  Robert    Ajose
                  Obika

Fuck - I forgot Jordan Williams but who do I leave out?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Exiled Bob on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 18:33:28
Going only on what I've read from match reports, having not seen any matches since the Play Off Final, I'd leave out Kasim because he's made it abundantly clear that he wants to go and he'll almost certainly be sold in January anyway. (Having said that, if we want a lot of money for him then not playing him is hardly going to push his value up).

From what I've seen of Rodgers so far (only highlights of course, but that includes a couple of fabulous goals) he deserves a long run out. I'd play Williams in defence instead of Branco, only because whenever I've seen Branco play he gives me the jitters.



Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 18:39:16
Cannot, just cannot, leave Traore out.

                       Vigoroux
Boo  Turnbull    Branco   Thompson
                  Traore  Kasim
Pyjamas  Robert    Ajose
                  Obika

Fuck - I forgot Jordan Williams but who do I leave out?

And Jordan Stewart. I'd play your formation, but drop Obika, play Ajose in his place and put Stewart on the left.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 18:41:21
Going only on what I've read from match reports, having not seen any matches since the Play Off Final, I'd leave out Kasim because he's made it abundantly clear that he wants to go and he'll almost certainly be sold in January anyway. (Having said that, if we want a lot of money for him then not playing him is hardly going to push his value up).

From what I've seen of Rodgers so far (only highlights of course, but that includes a couple of fabulous goals) he deserves a long run out. I'd play Williams in defence instead of Branco, only because whenever I've seen Branco play he gives me the jitters.



Cant leave Branco out. In good form, and our enforcer when other sides have bully boy strikers.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 18:47:18
Branco's come good. Just as I knew he would.

I reckon Traore was brought in as Kasim's replacement but they're in a quandary now he's still here.

If I had to choose - Traore every time


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: corner on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 18:48:59
Branco's come good. Just as I knew he would.

I reckon Traore was brought in as Kasim's replacement but they're in a quandary now he's still here.

If I had to choose - Traore every time
I thought traore was Louis thompsons replacement


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 19:48:47
I work with the cunt

Ha, I used to play football with him. 


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Power to people on Thursday, September 3, 2015, 12:51:53
Ha, I used to play football with him. 

I used to work with him


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, September 3, 2015, 13:02:09
I used to work with him

RCUK or before?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Power to people on Thursday, September 3, 2015, 16:56:42
RCUK or before?

Before


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, September 3, 2015, 17:05:16
Threadneedle peasant


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Thursday, September 3, 2015, 17:12:48
Nice

https://t.co/4IHnPSblih


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, September 3, 2015, 17:53:56
Obika must be nearly ready to come back then.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Thursday, September 3, 2015, 18:17:22
Apart from the fact it was Vigoroux!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, September 3, 2015, 18:20:31
I bet he didn't notice it wasn't really Ajose either.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, September 3, 2015, 18:21:47
Ah ffs, do I need a visit to specsavers?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Thursday, September 3, 2015, 18:27:28
Tell you what, he looked pretty damn good!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Frigby Daser on Thursday, September 3, 2015, 18:39:32
Vigouroux sounds about as Chilean as I do.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Frigby Daser on Thursday, September 3, 2015, 18:49:05
Thomas will play through the middle, according to Cooper. It's either him or Obika, two up or Obika wide.

Ajose played on the right of a 3 when he was here before - I suspect he will again - although we have Ojamma there, and Cooper has suggested he will play wide today - maybe on the left?

Robert seems the obvious choice to move inside as the apex of the central 3, as we now have more forward options. From what I saw of Rodgers, he's scored goals but he's not been fantastic in open play. Traore plus him or Kasim - and I'd go with Kasim (class of permanent).

Branco has improved - based on the snippet I've seen and reports - so he plays. Turnbull has to as well. Williams misses out for now, as does Kevin Stewart (unless he can play left back?).

Options, options. It will be interesting to see what we look like in a couple of weeks - no doubt a lot of new boys will be benched this weekend on 'match fitness' grounds.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, September 3, 2015, 18:49:51
I bet he didn't notice it wasn't really Ajose either.

Fucking hell it was Belford, I actually am going for an eye test on the back of that.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Panda Paws on Thursday, September 10, 2015, 14:26:57
RC Celta de Vigo
@rccelta_oficial
Yelko Pino jugarŠ una temporada en el Swindon Town de la League One inglesa-->goo.gl/aj0rsV #RCCV pic.twitter.com/HthJXgNtdG

Yelko Pino, 18yo midfielder, Spain u19 international, joins on a season-long loan apparently....


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Thursday, September 10, 2015, 15:03:13
Sam Morshead ‏@SamMorshead_ 2m2 minutes ago

Source close to club tells me that #stfc taken by surprise by Celta Vigo announcement.

This seems a bit odd.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Thursday, September 10, 2015, 15:59:56
Kevin Stewart to remain at STFC


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, September 10, 2015, 16:47:11
RC Celta de Vigo
@rccelta_oficial
Yelko Pino jugarŠ una temporada en el Swindon Town de la League One inglesa-->goo.gl/aj0rsV #RCCV pic.twitter.com/HthJXgNtdG

Yelko Pino, 18yo midfielder, Spain u19 international, joins on a season-long loan apparently....

I watched the Euro u 19 tourney on Eurosport early summer. Spain had some seriously talented boys, don't remember this lad.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, September 10, 2015, 17:25:54
I watched the Euro u 19 tourney on Eurosport early summer. Spain had some seriously talented boys, don't remember this lad.

Can I be the first to say I suggest he won't fancy a cold wet Tuesday night in Morecambe!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Thursday, September 10, 2015, 17:32:27
Then it's a good job they are not in our league!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, September 10, 2015, 17:37:32
Then it's a good job they are not in our league!

OK smart arse - he won't like 'insert generic northern town here'


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Thursday, September 10, 2015, 21:15:13
ASD reckons Ojamaas clearance still not confirmed


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Thursday, September 10, 2015, 21:50:43
ASD reckons Ojamaas clearance still not confirmed
What a surprise - what about Jordan Stewart's?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Thursday, September 10, 2015, 21:51:27
He's OK I think


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Friday, September 11, 2015, 10:53:02
Is Kasim back with us or is he still in a huff somewhere?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Power to people on Friday, September 11, 2015, 13:17:29
Is Kasim back with us or is he still in a huff somewhere?

Internationals are over so assuming he made it back and Iraq have not locked him away until he pledges his allegiance and tells them how good they are he should be available


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: suttonred on Friday, September 11, 2015, 13:53:24
Also assuming the Iraqi FA never got the hump ripped his air ticket up, and he's not currently in the back of an 18 wheeler somewhere..


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: jutty274 on Friday, September 11, 2015, 14:19:58
I seen him last night coming out of the Caribbean restaurant last night with a few of the players


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Power to people on Friday, September 11, 2015, 16:35:52
So as it has been stated he is on a youth loan - is there some extra meaning to this


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Friday, September 11, 2015, 17:12:40
Be interesting to see people's team selection in tomorrow's matchday thread


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, September 11, 2015, 17:33:53
Be interesting to see people's team selection in tomorrow's matchday thread

I was just thinking what tomorrow's side might look like...it looks like LV, Nathan, Branco, Williams, Turnbull, Traore, Robert, Yas,  Louis, Thomas, Ajose, might be considered first picks, but that doesn't particularly look like it obviously makes a side.

Is BOO fit? 


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Friday, September 11, 2015, 17:36:59
Agree apart from Traore for Kasim


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Friday, September 11, 2015, 18:11:28
I would be surprised if Louis walked straight into the starting line-up tomorow.  He's unlikely to be match fit. 


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Friday, September 11, 2015, 18:15:32
Ajose did last week


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Friday, September 11, 2015, 18:17:57
We were short of front men last week.  We're not short of midfielders this week.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Friday, September 11, 2015, 18:23:49
Aint that the truth!

Still reckon he'll start, though. Maybe for 60 mins


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, September 11, 2015, 21:46:37
Matey boy scored for Inverness this evening.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, September 11, 2015, 21:48:56
Matey boy scored for Inverness this evening.

Good lad.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Saxondale on Friday, September 11, 2015, 21:49:03
What, Him?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, September 11, 2015, 21:49:29
That's a goal every game for him..


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Skinny Pete on Friday, September 11, 2015, 21:52:05
Brilliant!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, September 11, 2015, 21:52:37
What, Him?

He did.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, September 11, 2015, 21:53:14
We'd be top now if we didn't send him out on loan.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, September 12, 2015, 02:11:15
Anyone seen this?...

http://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/Sport/Football/I-was-pleased-to-get-out-of-Swindon-Miles-Storey-on-his-move-to-ICT-03092015.htm


Title: Re: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Saturday, September 12, 2015, 09:37:25
Anyone seen this?...

http://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/Sport/Football/I-was-pleased-to-get-out-of-Swindon-Miles-Storey-on-his-move-to-ICT-03092015.htm
Target man?

We wanted him out -he apparently wanted out looks like a win for all parties. Time to move on.


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, September 12, 2015, 12:01:21
Target man?

We wanted him out -he apparently wanted out looks like a win for all parties. Time to move on.
Yeah absolutely.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: @mwooly63 on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 19:40:20
Josh Cooke recalled from Cheltenham by STFC

http://www.ctfc.com/news/article/cheltenham-town-josh-cooke-swindon-town-2691581.aspx


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 20:22:08
Josh Cooke recalled from Cheltenham by STFC

http://www.ctfc.com/news/article/cheltenham-town-josh-cooke-swindon-town-2691581.aspx

It was a pretty good gig for him. I expect him to drop down on more level.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, September 18, 2015, 08:47:16
Have they done a team photo yet this season?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, September 18, 2015, 08:48:44
Have they done a team photo yet this season?

They've done the pen pics so you'd think they would have.

Probably need to pay to see it!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, September 18, 2015, 08:50:04
I reckon it's just a picture of Lee Power 25 times.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Friday, September 18, 2015, 08:53:16
I reckon it's just a picture of Lee Power 25 times.

Ha! I've just remembered that BBC Points West were there when the team photo was taken. Byrne and Smith have already made it out of date.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, September 18, 2015, 08:59:35
Ha! I've just remembered that BBC Points West were there when the team photo was taken. Byrne and Smith have already made it out of date.

Was Miles Storey doing an Ashley Cole in it?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, September 18, 2015, 09:00:03
The players page on the website includes none of the later signings http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/team/


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, September 18, 2015, 09:01:52
Was Miles Storey doing an Ashley Cole in it?

From memory for a long time on the players profile page there were the pen pics of the players as there is now all in this seasons shirts, and then at the end (added after he started appearing in squads) was a picture of Storey in an old shirt (I assume trawled up from a previous year!)


Title: Re:
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, September 18, 2015, 20:31:11
Squad photos have become sadly redundant in modern football. Shame really as I've always thought of them as very symbolic


Title: Re:
Post by: @mwooly63 on Friday, September 18, 2015, 23:23:31
Squad photos have become sadly redundant in modern football. Shame really as I've always thought of them as very symbolic

Saw plenty of lg1 clubs tweeting about their team shots so not all redundant.
Am also pretty sure we did one tho only saw pics taken from a 45į angle by whoever posted them online. Of course that was before the latest round of signings so no use anyway.

Shame as always used that pic with added fixtures as desktop background, have had to use the one the washbag made


Title: Re: Re:
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, September 19, 2015, 08:15:19
Saw plenty of lg1 clubs tweeting about their team shots so not all redundant.
Am also pretty sure we did one tho only saw pics taken from a 45į angle by whoever posted them online. Of course that was before the latest round of signings so no use anyway.

Shame as always used that pic with added fixtures as desktop background, have had to use the one the washbag made
Which on did the washbag make?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: BruceChatwin on Saturday, September 19, 2015, 09:05:36
Maybe it's on Fanzai?


Title: Re: Re:
Post by: @mwooly63 on Saturday, September 19, 2015, 09:19:32
Which on did the washbag make?

(http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab225/mark_woolhouse/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150919_091628_zpssh8bffwz.jpg)


Title: Re: Re: Re:
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, September 19, 2015, 11:15:47
(http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab225/mark_woolhouse/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150919_091628_zpssh8bffwz.jpg)
Thanks.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 16:28:30
We appear to have a squad photograph finally!


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206780505966660&set=gm.1624321234486788&type=3&theater


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 20:33:20
We appear to have a squad photograph finally!


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206780505966660&set=gm.1624321234486788&type=3&theater

dead link?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 20:36:18
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/12046993_10206780505966660_8451732879664495469_n.jpg?oh=f0a465d5a0bd03052b22d3eaa12049b0&oe=56861888)


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 22:09:31
Fabien Robert has fallen asleep..


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Ells on Friday, October 2, 2015, 00:47:10
Fabien Robert has fallen asleep..

None of them look too healthy. I'm going to either put this down to the fact the sun was clearly in their eyes (TEF theory), or that Power is slipping them all drugs to make them perform badly as he can't afford to gain promotion but wants to keep taking money out of the club until he bleeds us dry and we end up in the conference. (Adver theory)


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, October 2, 2015, 01:47:19
None of them look too healthy. I'm going to either put this down to the fact the sun was clearly in their eyes (TEF theory), or that Power is slipping them all drugs to make them perform badly as he can't afford to gain promotion but wants to keep taking money out of the club until he bleeds us dry and we end up in the conference. (Adver theory)

 :D


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, October 2, 2015, 12:29:06
Momar Bangoura

Nope, me neither


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Nemo on Friday, October 2, 2015, 12:29:59
That sports scientist chap is bloody huge, can he play centre back?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, October 2, 2015, 12:30:19
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEpC3FuO2n0


Title: Re:
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, October 2, 2015, 12:35:08
About time we signed another midfielder :-)


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, October 2, 2015, 12:37:51
I cannot believe we have a video analyst, what does he do...

'Mark I have reviewed the video and in summary our defence is shit and half the team are playing out of position' - what does he do for the other 6 and a half days of the week?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: JayBox325 on Friday, October 2, 2015, 12:39:04
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEpC3FuO2n0

Wow. So impressive.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, October 2, 2015, 12:41:48
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEpC3FuO2n0

Aimless fart arsing around in midfield with no end product, seems made for our system!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: JayBox325 on Friday, October 2, 2015, 12:47:17
What position is "Defebsive midfielder"?

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/13800018.Town_bring_in_Bangoura/?ref=twtrec


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Power to people on Friday, October 2, 2015, 13:01:50
I'm glad we have signed him Traoure and Kasim cant play in that position


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: JoeMezz on Friday, October 2, 2015, 13:32:34
Just out of interest, would anyone prefer we signed English players who knew more about the English game and what it means to play for Swindon or do people not think it makes much difference?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Panda Paws on Friday, October 2, 2015, 13:39:04
What it means to play for Swindon....

What do you mean?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: pauld on Friday, October 2, 2015, 13:51:32
I cannot believe we have a video analyst, what does he do...

'Mark I have reviewed the video and in summary our defence is shit and half the team are playing out of position' - what does he do for the other 6 and a half days of the week?
It's an unpaid intern position IIRC. Usually done by Sports Science students so I'd guess that's what he does the other 6 and a half days a week


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: pauld on Friday, October 2, 2015, 13:52:52
Just out of interest, would anyone prefer we signed English players who knew more about the English game and what it means to play for Swindon
How many English players know "what it means to play for Swindon"? In fact, other than getting a shot at the Ballon D'Or, what does it mean to play for Swindon (from a player's perspective)?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: leftside on Friday, October 2, 2015, 14:14:41
Just out of interest, would anyone prefer we signed English players who knew more about the English game and what it means to play for Swindon or do people not think it makes much difference?
Not me. Shearer, Calderwood, Fjortoft, Bodin, Nijholt, Risser ...


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Amir on Friday, October 2, 2015, 14:26:25
In fact, other than getting a shot at the Ballon D'Or, what does it mean to play for Swindon (from a player's perspective)?

It means you burn unstoppably within, and get ready to shed your sweat...



...no, wrong club, sorry.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, October 2, 2015, 16:49:32
Just out of interest, would anyone prefer we signed English players who knew more about the English game and what it means to play for Swindon or do people not think it makes much difference?

I like us signing British players, when we do sign foreign players I'd like to see that they are manifestly better than the locals.

Chances of getting players who understand what it means to play for the Town are few....generally the case with most clubs.

I once had a conversation with Steve "Turbo" Robinson, just after it was announced he ws quitting the Town, as to what he'd do next....he told me he'd bought property in Spain on the proceeds of his football and was heading out there. I told him he'd be well regarded by many Town fans for scoring 2 at the Manor....to which he replied he was surprised as he didn't know the game was in anyway "special" ....small crowds, no long term history etc.

Little did I know at the time that he'd be the last Town man to score a goal in Oxford.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: JoeMezz on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 11:23:13
Louis Thompson gone back to Norwich, another injury.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 11:24:24
Bloody hell.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 11:25:02
Somewhere, there's an Oxford fan with a collection of very accurate Voodoo dolls.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: lambourn red on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 11:25:46
This is beyond ridiculous now


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: joteddyred on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 11:26:01
This is beyond ridiculous.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: joteddyred on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 11:26:58
This is beyond ridiculous now


Ha ha.  Beat me to it!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: JoeMezz on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 11:28:03
@BBCWiltsSport: FOOTBALL: @Official_STFC midfielder @JordanStewart74 has returned to the club and is playing in a development game today #stfc


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: JoeMezz on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 11:28:55
How are we sustaining so many injuries? Surely it can't be chance


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 11:29:25
God knows what that development squad looks like, all our reserves and a few youths are needed for the first team.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 11:30:39
How are we sustaining so many injuries? Surely it can't be chance

Yes it can.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 11:34:13
It's at this point that I usually rage quit Football Manager.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 11:43:29
Jesus wept...


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: PHIL!!!! on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 11:50:02
So who's on the injured list now? I can't keep up.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: JoeMezz on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 12:05:28
So who's on the injured list now? I can't keep up.

Thompson, Thomas, Williams, Barry, K Stewart, N Thompson, Robert .. Think that's it. Throw in turnbull's suspension too


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 12:08:54
Thompson, Thomas, Williams, Barry, K Stewart, N Thompson, Robert .. Think that's it. Throw in turnbull's suspension too

Obika.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 12:22:24
Interested to know the nature of Louis' knock. Game on Friday night (didn't play for long but still the rigours of travel, warm ups etc) then late night flight and 90 minutes...


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 12:33:26
Interested to know the nature of Louis' knock. Game on Friday night (didn't play for long but still the rigours of travel, warm ups etc) then late night flight and 90 minutes...

Then he picked up a knock in the second half on Saturday but continued to play the whole match, even though we brought on Pyjamas not long after..


Title: Re: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 13:30:15
Louis Thompson gone back to Norwich, another injury.
Gone back for treatment or the end of his loan?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Super Hans on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 13:47:18
Came away from Saturday thinking 'at least we didn't pick up any more injuries'.

The Football Gods are seriously struggling to find a single fuck to give about us aren't they.


Title: Re: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: willwalder on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 14:06:16
Gone back for treatment or the end of his loan?
He's gone back for treatment and should be back in three weeks if he's fit


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: nigel grays a postie on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 14:12:30
"He's back," confirmed Cooper. "He's like a yo-yo, we had a bit of fun yesterday and a sweepstake among the boys on how long he would last this time. One or two days?"

Good to see we are sensitively treating Jordan Stewart's homesickness issues....

Hopefully a goal today and likely spot on subs bench Saturday might persuade him to give being a pro footballer a real shot this time.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: suttonred on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 14:21:21
I'd actually agree that the light hearted way is the best way to approach it, start hammering the kid and he'll retreat into his shell.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 14:25:37
The players should be ripping the piss out of him, the same way a group of 20 something lads would in any other environment.


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: PHIL!!!! on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 14:58:58
Thompson, Thomas, Williams, Barry, K Stewart, N Thompson, Robert .. Think that's it. Throw in turnbull's suspension too

Fucking hell! Have we ever had so many key players out at once?! Reg?


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 15:30:10
Fucking hell! Have we ever had so many key players out at once?! Reg?

Nothing springs to mind, but that doesn't mean it's not happened.

As regards Louis, very bad timing it may only be 3 weeks but we've 4 games in that period...by my reckoning we need a minimum of 4 points, preferably 6.  Fewer than 4 and 52 is going to look very distant


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 17:37:37
Jesus wept...

Hopefully on the legs of our players - I would imagine his tears must be thought to have some sort of healing power!


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Ells on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 00:22:10
I thought this was fantastic work
(http://i.imgur.com/bYSEgOY.jpg)


Title: Re: The Squad List (Current 2015-16)
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 07:15:23
BB