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Title: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Friday, January 20, 2017, 15:01:26
10 years ago we played this team against Boston away. I am refusing to believe the current lot is our worst ever side after seeing this.
Phil Smith
Jack Smith
Jerel Ifil
Ady Williams
Andrew Nicholas
Sofiene Zaaboub
Michael Timlin
Michael Pook
Lee Peacock
Christian Roberts
Ricky Shakes


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, January 20, 2017, 15:07:01
10 years ago we played this team against Boston away. I am refusing to believe the current lot is our worst ever side after seeing this.
Phil Smith
Jack Smith
Jerel Ifil
Ady Williams
Andrew Nicholas
Sofiene Zaaboub
Michael Timlin
Michael Pook
Lee Peacock
Christian Roberts
Ricky Shakes
People who say this is THE worst Swindon team ever either have short memories or have not seen many bad seasons at STFC.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Costanza on Friday, January 20, 2017, 15:14:09
I would argue that this current crop is one of the worst *since* that era :)


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 20, 2017, 15:44:25
Quote from: Costanza
I would argue that this current crop is one of the worst *since* that era :)

not much of an argument, it is.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: kaufman on Friday, January 20, 2017, 16:03:44
I wouldn't say this current side are the worst. They're just the most frustrating side i've ever seen.
Cue a certain someone to now talk about a side from 1958 that surpasses that.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: garethgillman on Friday, January 20, 2017, 16:06:55
I wouldn't say this current side are the worst. They're just the most frustrating side i've ever seen.

My thoughts too, we can be bloody good one game but absoloutely woeful the next, there is no consistency. It's not the best team we have had but not the worst either and got some real quality but they just frustrate fans with lack if consistency and looking like they don't give a toss sometimes.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: JoeMezz on Friday, January 20, 2017, 16:27:46
10 years ago we played this team against Boston away. I am refusing to believe the current lot is our worst ever side after seeing this.
Phil Smith
Jack Smith
Jerel Ifil
Ady Williams
Andrew Nicholas
Sofiene Zaaboub
Michael Timlin
Michael Pook
Lee Peacock
Christian Roberts
Ricky Shakes

Think our defense is worse than that when it was: Barry, Jones, Branco, BOO


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, January 20, 2017, 16:51:28
Jack Smith was a far better full back than anything we have presently. Ifil would possibly be an improvement.

Niche wasn't too bad, didn't develop his potential I think.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, January 20, 2017, 17:02:52
I wouldn't say this current side are the worst. They're just the most frustrating side i've ever seen.
Cue a certain someone to now talk about a side from 1958 that surpasses that.


The 55/56 side is generally regarded as being right up with 10/11 in the all time shitness stakes. This despite the best efforts of Maurice Owen and Bob Edwards, both of whom got to double figures for goals and Sammy Burton between the sticks. That season the Board recruited players, and handed them over to trainers, so no manager as such (sound familiar?)

It was on the road that most problems came....with even more 4 or more thrashings than the current side have had this season so far.

 I said ages back that I'll be amazed if Norris, Delf, Hylton score 10 between them, over few course of the season....it's been good to have enjoyed the week, but it needs to be backed up tomorrow, we're still a point worse off than that 10/11 side at the same time so plenty of scope for things to go horribly wrong.

 Interestingly that 55/56 finished bottom of Div 3 S, which meant an application for re-election, in which we saw off non- league Posh, having already dispatched the plucky  non-leaguers in the Cup, infront of 23,000+ at the CG after a replay.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, January 20, 2017, 17:20:34
I would hazard a guess, though, that there weren't as many other truly shit teams in the league as there is now. That's what will save us - that and 6 points from Rovers and the piss stains.

Looking forward to tomorrow - a rekindling of hope of sorts.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, January 20, 2017, 17:28:39
Looking forward to tomorrow - a rekindling of hope of sorts.

It's the hope that gets you....


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, January 20, 2017, 17:32:14
It's the hope that gets you....
Unfortunately so...


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Ells on Friday, January 20, 2017, 20:14:09
People who say this is THE worst Swindon team ever either have short memories or have not seen many bad seasons at STFC.

If you notice, usually the most idiotic opinions start with the sentence "I've been watching the Town for x years and this is..."

It's not like Christian Roberts was bad either!


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Johnny Reeves on Friday, January 20, 2017, 20:32:14
Think our defense is worse than that when it was: Barry, Jones, Branco, BOO

Apart from the goalie the squad up to January has been as bad as i can remember and also the atmosphere or lack of.This division as a whole is the lowest quality ever.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Friday, January 20, 2017, 20:39:33
Apart from the goalie the squad up to January has been as bad as i can remember and also the atmosphere or lack of.This division as a whole is the lowest quality ever.
Seconded but Beamishs lot were worse although I know others may disagree


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: suttonred on Friday, January 20, 2017, 21:04:58
Post a week ago, they were up there, but to be realistic we've had some gash sides over the years, 00/07 inclusive (bar one) were probably the leanest years, as we were skint, up to our eyeballs in debt, with no hope of getting out of it. At least now power saw we were and can,and is remedying it. I dont think this one in hindsight will be the worst once the seasons done.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Johnny Reeves on Friday, January 20, 2017, 21:16:31
This season we have a back 4/5 who are out of their depth playing the style asked(not their fault)it's ever changing with little experience.The midfield should be the stongpoint but injuries and lack of interest have robbed us of the possession we've enjoyed in previous seasons.The forward line is far worse than the in the Beamish squad,Beeks always injured doesn't help.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, January 20, 2017, 21:29:01
It's all well and good blaming the defence and strikers, but they have had neither defensive cover nor attacking support from a piss poor midfield - a right shit sandwich of a team.

The midfield looks so much better now and I'm sure both defence and attack will show marked improvement.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Johnny Reeves on Friday, January 20, 2017, 21:43:31
After 1 game it looks better,the defence as i said are asked to do too much due to the tactics and as we both pointed out the midfield not being anything near what we've been used to.The forwards very powderpuff,worse threat we have had Ever in the world.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, January 20, 2017, 22:39:38
It's all well and good blaming the defence and strikers, but they have had neither defensive cover nor attacking support from a piss poor midfield - a right shit sandwich of a team.

The midfield looks so much better now and I'm sure both defence and attack will show marked improvement.

Just to provide some sort of context to this season's so far historic shitness....not one Town player has  scored more than a single goal in any game. No braces, no hat tricks, I go back to the 50's and it's a situation without precedent in that time. Can we go through the whole season and set a new unwanted record?


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 11:11:28
Luke Norris to ignite Jan Aage-like?


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: corner on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:03:57
CONFIRMED 🤝 | Nathan Delfouneso has today left Town in order to join @BlackpoolFC on a permanent deal

⬇️

👉 goo.gl/k4vIkr

#STFC


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:05:30
Transfer rumours?


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:05:30
another one coming in then? obika is too injury prone,: Norris not scoring and a rookie is too risky

oh wait, forgot Hylton.. he tries hard, physically useful, unproven quality


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:06:01
CONFIRMED 🤝 | Nathan Delfouneso has today left Town in order to join @BlackpoolFC on a permanent deal

⬇️

👉 goo.gl/k4vIkr

#STFC
Leaves room for another signing?


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:08:26
 Delf just isn't a striker.....seemed a steady pro, so good luck to the fella.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:09:58
Leaves room for another signing?

We've currently 4, so called strikers,  Feruz coming in meant 1 had to go.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:12:48
Feel he could have been decent if he had an understanding with a creative midfielder who was always looking for his runs in behind defenders, but then he's never been a goalscorer so maybe not.

Good luck to him.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: tans on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:13:52
Actually think he was too intelligent with his runs for our midfield. Think he'll do well in keague 2. As others have said, good luck to him


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:16:03
Actually think he was too intelligent with his runs for our midfield.

Nah, he's just not very good.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: JoeMezz on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:16:24
Actually think he was too intelligent with his runs for our midfield. Think he'll do well in keague 2. As others have said, good luck to him

Personally thought he was awful


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: tans on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:18:48
This is why i fail miserably on football manager.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:37:50
Well according to some on the FB fans page he was a world beater that should never have been released "#powerout #getyourmoneyout" fucking unbelievable the crap many on there post.

I think he was a square peg in a round hole for us, he never really settled into our way of playing...and anywhere he has been during his career so far TBH.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:56:24
Well according to some on the FB fans page he was a world beater that should never have been released "#powerout #getyourmoneyout" fucking unbelievable the crap many on there post.

I think he was a square peg in a round hole for us, he never really settled into our way of playing...and anywhere he has been during his career so far TBH.

I just ventured on there and have seen someone genuinely say they'd rather us be in masses of debt and fighting relegation every season as it's more 'exciting.' POWER OUT.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:57:35
I've tried to join again, see if I last longer than a day this time


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: THE FLASH on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:59:25
Good luck to Fonz....I think he didn't suit our style...Made runs but by the time our midfield had exchanged nine passes, the chance of a pass was gone.

Need a couple of bodies in to give us the best chance of staying in this shit pit of a league...


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 13:06:33
We've currently 4, so called strikers,  Feruz coming in meant 1 had to go.
Feruz is only a loan, room for a new perm signing I think.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 13:17:26
Feruz is only a loan, room for a new perm signing I think.


Loan til end of season which is about 14/15 weeks away, 19 games.  Come May, there will be a clear out and then a few permanent signings can happen.

If NSSJO goes in the next 10 days then yes we might get someone in on a perm or an out of contract type.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 13:18:46
Good luck to the Fonz. Agree with what others say about the runs he made and the total ineptness of our midfield to find him. To be honest though, if they had found him he would have hit the keeper. At least he gave 100% unlike others but I don;t think he will be too badly missed.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 13:46:52
I've tried to join again, see if I last longer than a day this time

From the outside it seems very strange, that posters slag off the mythical Facebook group, yet seem to return again and again, just to reinforce their sense of how bad it is.  Rubbernecking is very human condition, and in the context of RTA's dangerous, so why do people do it?



Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: REDBUCK on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 13:51:26
Maybe it's an antidote to your "we are shit and heading for relegation" posts from August onwards.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 14:07:31
curiosity reg.

I've put the cat in a box to preserve it's state, and I've unplugged the stereo just in case..


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 14:16:51
curiosity reg.

I've put the cat in a box to preserve it's state, and I've unplugged the stereo just in case..

I guess it's like how I sometimes read  BTL on the Adver site....I do like it when Ells tries to instil a bit of reasoned argument just to get slagged off.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 14:39:17
I guess it's like how I sometimes read  BTL on the Adver site....I do like it when Ells tries to instil a bit of reasoned argument just to get slagged off.

Fighting a losing battle on there, but gets a like from me.
Maybe should try using more exclamation marks.



Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 17:39:53
Alessandro Cibbochi.................Ooohhhhhhhh wanna......

Have him back any day. A gent and not a bad full back too.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: newmarket red on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 17:55:03
Good luck to the Fonz. Agree with what others say about the runs he made and the total ineptness of our midfield to find him. To be honest though, if they had found him he would have hit the keeper. At least he gave 100% unlike others but I don;t think he will be too badly missed.
and the fonz scores.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Johnny Reeves on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 18:08:07
The Beamish squad would piss all over this lot,anyone with half a brain who actually goes and watches this team live(and stays awake)could see it's like watching their 13 year old kids side making the same mistakes over and over.It really is a chore these days to make an effort for so little reward. >:(


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: tans on Friday, July 21, 2017, 06:53:23
Lincoln sign Michael Bostwick


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Costanza on Friday, July 21, 2017, 08:45:19
Lincoln sign Michael Bostwick

I'm sure Lincoln are delighted with that purchase.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Saxondale on Friday, July 21, 2017, 08:46:03
Is he good.  Should we care?


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Riddick on Friday, July 21, 2017, 08:55:38
He's a limited kick the opposition type on all the occasions i have seen him. We've signed two of those already in Dunne and Linganzi.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Saxondale on Friday, July 21, 2017, 09:10:49
Oh.  Ok.

Sorry.  I dont know every lower league football player.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: hefty toe on Friday, July 21, 2017, 09:19:48
I think Bostwick's better than Dunne and Linganzi.  Really good signing for Lincoln.  He was one of the better DMs in League 1.  Alright at CB too.  Lincoln are going to be up there: best manager and best signings thus far IMO.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Panda Paws on Friday, July 21, 2017, 09:27:38
Nothing to do with STFC rumours though...

As an aside, to play devil's advocate, their managers are untested at this level and only in their second season of pro football, and they've mostly signed L2 fodder (although the young kid from Brighton looks like a coup).



Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Tails on Friday, July 21, 2017, 09:37:39
Two great signings for Lincoln tbf.

I think their boss will get snapped up quite early


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Costanza on Friday, July 21, 2017, 09:56:54
Nothing to do with STFC rumours though...

Bostwick was tenuously linked earlier in the summer.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Panda Paws on Friday, July 21, 2017, 10:08:48
Young GK Declan Lehmann gone to FGR according to our Twitter. Cooper and Lyndsay throwing money at our youths?

Good for him though, only 18 months ago was diagnosed with a heart tumour.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: pauld on Friday, July 21, 2017, 10:09:42
Bostwick was tenuously linked earlier in the summer.
Yeah, but it didn't stick :)


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, July 21, 2017, 10:18:49
Kaiyne Woolery linked
Between us and FGR to sign him on loan for a season apparently.

Quote from the FGR forum...

Quote
Would be great to get him back. Surely he wouldn't go to Swindon over us. He has links with Cooper and is a hero at FGR.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Tails on Friday, July 21, 2017, 10:18:56
Young GK Declan Lehmann gone to FGR according to our Twitter. Cooper and Lyndsay throwing money at our youths?

Good for him though, only 18 months ago was diagnosed with a heart tumour.

That one was announced a while ago I think.

They are certainly becoming STFC 2 aren't they. I might almost feel sad when Vince pulls the plug.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: bilko on Friday, July 21, 2017, 13:31:24
I got a feeling that striker from Wigan may hitch up again with FGR as he's a hero their after scoring two goals in the Play off Final - seems like FGR are getting a collection of ex Swindon staff and players at the moment and I didn't realise until today Luton have 5 ex Swindon players in their squad.
By all accounts that Wigan player were after has loads of pace and Copper played him out wide when he was with them. Hopefully though he will see us as the biggest draw to come to but its sad we are now competing with FGR for players that's how far weve dropped as a club.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: garethgillman on Friday, July 21, 2017, 13:50:18
how far weve dropped as a club.

or how far teams like Burton and FGR have progressed, Swindon haven't moved in stature much in the last 20 years, bouncing between L1 and 2, where as teams like FGR, Burton, Bournemouth and Swansea have got a lot of investment and progressed to be on the same level as teams which they only dreamed of playing 10 years ago.

Now FGR are in the league, yes we will be competing with them as to a player, it doesn't really matter on the history of the club, just what league they are in and what wages they are paying. FGR won't be paying anymore than us for players so it will come down to the players preference.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, July 21, 2017, 14:27:33
that's how far weve dropped as a club.

One division.

It's shit, but we've dropped one division from where we usually are. A single division. One.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: bilko on Friday, July 21, 2017, 14:49:41
Yeah weve dropped one division but to a shit division L1 was poor and this league were in now is dire teams but what I meant is FGR have progressed weve declined whereas not long ago no one would even consider discussing FGR now were competing for players with them and they're taking staff and young players from us.

Gonna be a tough physical season this league and fitness counts a lot in this league so we will have gone from over playing football to hoof football so all we can do is hopefully hope DF knows what he is doing to get us out of this league.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, July 21, 2017, 15:03:21
Gonna be a tough physical season this league and fitness counts a lot in this league so we will have gone from over playing football to hoof football so all we can do is hopefully hope DF knows what he is doing to get us out of this league.
We hardly played an on the deck passing game when Macari took us up as champions, then again when Wise/Sturrock got us out of this league we were a big side who put themselves about a bit, and even under PdC we played plenty of long hoof ball and that worked too.

If thats what it takes to get us promotion then I say fucking go for it.

Last season we had a bunch of wimps playing for us and that certainly won't be how it is this season, we will at least battle for every ball rather than duck out of challenges and 50/50 balls, it may not be pretty to watch but I think we could well be up around the playoffs at least this coming season and yes we should be aiming for automatic promotion considering the quality of the league.

Plenty of sides relegated from L1 have slipped right through the division southwards, the worst part is that even mid table would be a vast improvement on our side last season when almost every player was happy to just turn up and pick up a wage and not bother with any effort.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, July 21, 2017, 15:14:47
I think nearly every fan would prefer a season of regular wins in a lower league than getting dicked week in, week out in a higher one.

I reckon if we'd survived last season and Power decided not too much was wrong with his 'way' even more fans would have drifted away this season with the poor entertainment on offer and little prospect of change.

Dropping a division may be the making of us (again).


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, July 21, 2017, 15:17:23
I think nearly every fan would prefer a season of regular wins in a lower league than getting dicked week in, week out in a higher one.

I reckon if we'd survived last season and Power decided not too much was wrong with his 'way' even more fans would have drifted away this season with the poor entertainment on offer and little prospect of change.

Dropping a division may be the making of us (again).
Exactly.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Batch on Friday, July 21, 2017, 15:27:27
Quote from: Audrey's Bellend
I think nearly every fan would prefer a season of regular wins in a lower league than getting dicked week in, week out in a higher one.

well yeah, winning league 2 would be more fun than getting relegated from  league 1.

 But I'd love to see us go up to the championship even if the end result is we sink.

I know it's not what you meant, but I wonder how many are happy with league 1 because the championship looks difficult?!

Quote
I reckon if we'd survived last season and Power decided not too much was wrong with his 'way' even more fans would have drifted away this season with the poor entertainment on offer and little prospect of change.

Dropping a division may be the making of us (again).

It may be a disaster too, doesn't feel like one .

But yeah, if project babysitter is gone for good then it's a positive.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, July 21, 2017, 15:38:17
I think nearly every fan would prefer a season of regular wins in a lower league than getting dicked week in, week out in a higher one.

I reckon if we'd survived last season and Power decided not too much was wrong with his 'way' even more fans would have drifted away this season with the poor entertainment on offer and little prospect of change.

Dropping a division may be the making of us (again).

You're assuming that we'll win games in Div 4.  Essentially we have no idea how the coming season will pan out, and probably won't have until about December.  This is not Flitcroft's fault, his work so far has been good, but the job is difficult.

We kick off in a fortnight, and have a basic squad of journeymen players, we've no idea how we'll play, no idea how the relegation might affect support levels and no idea if we'll recruit further.

A pre-season friendly this week at the CG would have been handy.... give a glimpse of what we might expect.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, July 21, 2017, 15:49:24
Bloody hell! I should think every Town fan expects to win games in the basement. Whether enough to gain promotion I haven't a clue. But I cannot envisage a struggle in the least.


Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Friday, July 21, 2017, 15:49:30
 TRANSFER RUMOURS please, don't make me beg now.... ;)


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Friday, July 21, 2017, 16:58:41
Between us and FGR to sign him on loan for a season apparently.

Quote from the FGR forum...


They have a forum? Whats the address? Www.vegantreehuggers.com?


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, July 21, 2017, 17:28:41
They have a forum? Whats the address? Www.vegantreehuggers.com?
:D www.weonlyhave500fans.com

Its here http://forum.fgrfc.net/index.php


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Batch on Friday, July 21, 2017, 20:03:11
they seem to rate Wollery, while acknowledging him to be not quite the finished article.

I see the FGR are also off to Portugal. Have Easyjet got a Bristol Airport special on or something.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: flammableBen on Saturday, July 22, 2017, 03:40:00
You're assuming that we'll win games in Div 4.  Essentially we have no idea how the coming season will pan out, and probably won't have until about December.  This is not Flitcroft's fault, his work so far has been good, but the job is difficult.

We kick off in a fortnight, and have a basic squad of journeymen players, we've no idea how we'll play, no idea how the relegation might affect support levels and no idea if we'll recruit further.

A pre-season friendly this week at the CG would have been handy.... give a glimpse of what we might expect.

This is the first season I've seen us in the basement where we really feel like we are there on (lack of) merit, rather than a bigger club on a blip.

Happy with pre-season, and the change of focus seems positive for our current situation. We just feel like a league 2 team this year.



Title: Re: STFC Transfer Rumours
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, July 22, 2017, 09:11:46
or how far teams like Burton and FGR have progressed, Swindon haven't moved in stature much in the last 120 years, bouncing between L1 and 2, where as teams like FGR, Burton, Bournemouth and Swansea have got a lot of investment and progressed to be on the same level as teams which they only dreamed of playing 10 years ago.

Now FGR are in the league, yes we will be competing with them as to a player, it doesn't really matter on the history of the club, just what league they are in and what wages they are paying. FGR won't be paying anymore than us for players so it will come down to the players preference.
fixed


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, July 22, 2017, 11:36:10
This is the first season I've seen us in the basement where we really feel like we are there on (lack of) merit, rather than a bigger club on a blip.

Happy with pre-season, and the change of focus seems positive for our current situation. We just feel like a league 2 team this year.

I'm happy enough with that... it's feeling like a non league team that I want to avoid... there are elements of how the club is run, which wouldn't look out of place at that level.

I'm reasonably optimistic that Flitcroft has enough about him to stop the rot.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 22, 2017, 15:50:07
I see "alleged" Town target Aaron Pierre has signed for Northampton Town.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Saturday, July 22, 2017, 15:59:18
Liam Trotter to AFC Wimbledon. Good signing. Would have been happy to see him here.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: StfcRusty on Saturday, July 22, 2017, 17:44:22
Teddy Sheringham has been appointed as head coach of Indian Super League side Atletico de Kolkata.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, July 22, 2017, 19:11:25
Oxford thought they had a dutch international on trial today, named him on the teamsheet and everything.

Turned out it was his brother :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, July 22, 2017, 19:57:04
Well yeah, Luciano plays for Swansea and played most games last season...


Title: Re:
Post by: Benzel on Sunday, July 23, 2017, 12:44:42
It's really tickled me. The collective belief amongst their fanbase that they're some kind of sleeping giant has rotted their brains so much that without a second thought they actually thought they had a Dutch international on trial.
They've been inhaling too many smoke bombs.

Sent from my SM-G930F


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 12:02:29
I see John Lundstram the Pox captain was sold to Sheff Utd yesterday and brought in an injury prone 33 year old CB Williamson, they have lost a fair few of their better players this summer.

I wouldn't be happy if I was a fan of theirs...but luckily I am not :D


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 12:40:19
I see John Lundstram the Pox captain was sold to Sheff Utd yesterday and brought in an injury prone 33 year old CB Williamson, they have lost a fair few of their better players this summer.

I wouldn't be happy if I was a fan of theirs...but luckily I am not :D

I don't think it's quite got to the point where we watch the likes of Oxford and Rovers, sail over the horizon Reading style out of our league, but the focus this season should defintely be on our Gloucestershire neighbours.


Title: Re:
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, July 27, 2017, 03:56:48
It's really tickled me. The collective belief amongst their fanbase that they're some kind of sleeping giant has rotted their brains so much that without a second thought they actually thought they had a Dutch international on trial.
They've been inhaling too many smoke bombs.

Sent from my SM-G930F

Related to Hertz Van Rentals by any chance?


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, July 29, 2017, 08:13:31
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/exclusive-aden-flint-leave-bristol-252681


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, July 29, 2017, 08:58:21
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/exclusive-aden-flint-leave-bristol-252681

The "former Alfreton Town" quote made me smile. The Post know they should mention us at their peril.

Swindon gave him his Football League chance, guys. Deal with it.

:)


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, July 29, 2017, 09:47:31
The "former Alfreton Town" quote made me smile. The Post know they should mention us at their peril.

Swindon gave him his Football League chance, guys. Deal with it.

:)

It mentions us further down in the article but don't let that cloud your petty judgement!


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, July 29, 2017, 10:48:15
It mentions us further down in the article but don't let that cloud your petty judgement!

I see BOO bit back at your tweet yesterday, mentioning your wife, then deleted it!

What a prick!


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, July 29, 2017, 11:03:04
I see BOO bit back at your tweet yesterday, mentioning your wife, then deleted it!

What a prick!

Really? I hadn't even noticed! I was at the cinema so my phone was off.

What did he say?

Oh I see he has blocked me, what a plum.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, July 29, 2017, 11:18:11
It mentions us further down in the article but don't let that cloud your petty judgement!

I stopped reading at that point :)


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 29, 2017, 11:20:00
I see BOO bit back at your tweet yesterday, mentioning your wife, then deleted it!

What a prick!
What a petty twat. What did it say so he can be embarressed in public more :)


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, July 29, 2017, 11:54:30
He said he'll love your wife more than the coffee shops


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, July 29, 2017, 12:08:30
I stopped reading at that point :)

:) I wish I had :)


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, July 29, 2017, 12:09:34
He said he'll love your wife more than the coffee shops

Shame he blocked me. But I'm not sure I should have gotten into a battle of wits with an unarmed man.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 29, 2017, 12:14:43
Shame he blocked me. But I'm not sure I should have gotten into a battle of wits with an unarmed man.
Exactly, like having a gun fight with a man who has a knife...and a blunt one at that!


Title: Re:
Post by: mystical_goat on Saturday, July 29, 2017, 13:37:10
It's really tickled me. The collective belief amongst their fanbase that they're some kind of sleeping giant has rotted their brains so much that without a second thought they actually thought they had a Dutch international on trial.
They've been inhaling too many smoke bombs.

To be fair, you could probably be forgiven for having such lofty aspirations when we have already signed a Dutch player with caps and a Erdevise league winners medal.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwight_Tiendalli

Okay, he's not really played football for a while but that is beside the point.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Monday, July 31, 2017, 10:36:33
Jordan Turnbull to Partick Thistle


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Tails on Monday, July 31, 2017, 10:39:02
To be fair, you could probably be forgiven for having such lofty aspirations when we have already signed a Dutch player with caps and a Erdevise league winners medal.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwight_Tiendalli

Okay, he's not really played football for a while but that is beside the point.

2 years.

Their transfer strategy seems to be signing crocks in the hope they aren't crocked anymore. I did see a tweet from an Oxford fan that said they had the best medical staff in the football league.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Monday, July 31, 2017, 10:49:05

I did see a tweet from an Oxford fan that said they had the best medical staff in the football league.

They will certainly need it. Perhaps they can convince Dean Ashton to pull on the boots again


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, July 31, 2017, 11:00:06
They will certainly need it. Perhaps they can convince Dean Ashton to pull on the boots again
Still only 33 could do a job for us...even with a fucked up ankle ;)

March 2016 in Mark Nobles testimonial, 45 seconds into this clip......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD2O1IA_aTQ


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, July 31, 2017, 11:04:15
I see 'Arry is after Flint from Shitty now.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/harry-redknapp-confirms-birmingham-citys-13405014


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Townend80 on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 15:27:17
City Shitty could shaft us the way we shafted spurs with Luongo and Gladwin


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 15:57:44
City Shitty could shaft us the way we shafted spurs with Luongo and Gladwin

If 'Arry is involved I would imagine Birmingham will go bust long before Shitty receive any of the fee for the transfer?


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 21:28:07
If 'Arry is involved I would imagine Birmingham will go bust long before Shitty receive any of the fee for the transfer?
Going On previous events I presume Rosie will be signing the cheque.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 09:48:02
We think we have problems with getting a new squad...

https://twitter.com/OfficialBWFC/status/892437278261248001


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, August 14, 2017, 11:26:42
Luton get £1.7m for a striker who scored 8 goals in League Two last season.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Monday, August 14, 2017, 13:25:27
Luton get £1.7m for a striker who scored 8 goals in League Two last season.
World's gone crazy!


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: corner on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 13:27:13
Ryan shoton gone from Birmingham to Middlesbrough could pave the way for them to get that cunt flint so we can cash in


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 13:54:25
Marvin Johnson to Middlesbrough from the Scum.

2.5m plus 500k in addons!


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 13:54:44
Ryan shoton gone from Birmingham to Middlesbrough could pave the way for them to get that cunt flint so we can cash in

Signing harlee dean


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 15:14:53
Ryan shoton gone from Birmingham to Middlesbrough could pave the way for them to get that cunt flint so we can cash in
Norwich are after him!


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 15:39:45
Norwich are after him!

Norwich have just signed Grant Hanley.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 17:53:20
Bury sign a winger on loan from Bournemouth. Not sure whether that helps Town.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, August 31, 2017, 12:47:32
I see Cheltenham have signed Stupid Sexy Flinders, he always seemed to play a blinder against us for Hartlepool.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: donkey on Thursday, August 31, 2017, 16:06:33
I see Cheltenham have signed Stupid Sexy Flinders, he always seemed to play a blinder against us for Hartlepool.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WaeRM7X_yS4


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Tails on Friday, September 1, 2017, 09:42:04
Barnet have signed Dave Tarpey from Maidenhead just in time to face us. Scored a shed load of goals in the Conference South last year.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, September 1, 2017, 09:59:33
Barnet have signed Dave Tarpey from Maidenhead just in time to face us. Scored a shed load of goals in the Conference South last year.
Scored shitloads at lower league level but never played higher than the conference, aged 29 he is not one for the future but definately for the now.

138 goals in 379 appearances in total but 45 of those came last season, scored 7 goals in 6 games this season at National League level.

I did also see that former Town target Dagenham striker Ollie Hawkins signed for Pompey yesterday for an undisclosed fee.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 21:24:49
Ex trailist Jordan Slew has joined Rochdale.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, January 29, 2018, 23:58:35
Derby County have made a £6m offer to Bristol City for Aden Flint, the Derby Telegraph reports.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Ells on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 02:23:31
Derby County have made a £6m offer to Bristol City for Aden Flint, the Derby Telegraph reports.

Didn't they reject 6m from Brighton?


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 10:12:21
Didn't they reject 6m from Brighton?
Yes they did but that could have been installments rather than an outright payment.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 11:12:06
👀


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 11:25:19
👀
perhaps the offer was a bag of Haribo, it could never have been money!


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 13:06:50
Did we sell Branco to Boavista or did his contract expire?


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 13:09:28
Did we sell Branco to Boavista or did his contract expire?
He was out of contract.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: MaTaNzA on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 13:10:10
Did we sell Branco to Boavista or did his contract expire?

In the tweet, it says they got him on a free. Assume his contract expired in the summer


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 13:41:58
Cheers, just wondered if there may have been a sell on, but clearly not!


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Quagmire on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 13:46:47
If Branco had stayed he would currently be our best centre back.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 13:48:04
If Branco had stayed he would currently be our best centre back.

*easily


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 13:51:40
I liked Branco. A disaster waiting to happen, but an effective stopper nonetheless. If working with a manager that gets him doing what he's good at, and nothing else, I can see how he'd make a good CB in the right team.

Oh, and THAT forearm smash on Flint.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: hefty toe on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 14:00:40
I thought Branco was very good.  Most of our fans seemed to think he was crap. 


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 14:07:41
I thought Branco was very good.  Most of our fans seemed to think he was crap. 

Just because the majority don't agree with you doesn't mean you're wrong.

Branco could make the odd absolute howler, but that's why you end up in Div 3, or before that for him non-league.

Last season he was the least of our worries, and as I said at the time him and Nathan would have been the only 2 I'd have kept of the out of contract players.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 14:30:15
Branco was terrible. A liability. A professional footballer who couldnt take throw ins. Conroy and Preston are streets ahead of him. Not a fan of our other two cbs however


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: reeves4england on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 16:07:06
He was no world beater and he had the odd mare, but on the whole he was a decent enough League 1 CB. Something all the more eveident looking at our current crop.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 16:20:21
Branco was terrible. A liability. A professional footballer who couldnt take throw ins. Conroy and Preston are streets ahead of him. Not a fan of our other two cbs however

At least you're consistent.  Conroy has played a handful of games.... 4 league appearances at the CG this season we shipped 10 goals. He looked to have some potential, but that is all at this stage of his career.

As Flitters said when he got injured, a shame as we were just starting to be able to get him to think a bit more about how to defend.

 Luke era signing... let's find the next John Stones, happy with the ball at feet, a bit clueless about the sticking your head in the way stuff. JSW was another... went to Orient, along with Embers who are now in grave danger of Conference South.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 20:18:30
Lloyd Jones to Luton on a permanent according to the Liverpool Echo


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 20:26:39
At least you're consistent.  Conroy has played a handful of games.... 4 league appearances at the CG this season we shipped 10 goals. He looked to have some potential, but that is all at this stage of his career.

As Flitters said when he got injured, a shame as we were just starting to be able to get him to think a bit more about how to defend.

 Luke era signing... let's find the next John Stones, happy with the ball at feet, a bit clueless about the sticking your head in the way stuff. JSW was another... went to Orient, along with Embers who are now in grave danger of Conference South.

Eh? Conroy has played 21 games. More than enough to make an impression. You can't select 4 home games and say goals were conceded that means Conroy is bad? Was he at fault for any of them?

Conroy has been extremely solid and certainly wasn't a pretty footballer which is what I looked most about him. Wins headers and gets his foot in. Being able to pass the bonus.

At least your consistent in drivel  ;D (take a little look at threads he played in and more importantly the one he was injured. Loads of posters worried about the injury and the effect on the defence)


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 20:41:38
Eh? Conroy has played 21 games. More than enough to make an impression. You can't select 4 home games and say goals were conceded that means Conroy is bad? Was he at fault for any of them?

Conroy has been extremely solid and certainly wasn't a pretty footballer which is what I looked most about him. Wins headers and gets his foot in. Being able to pass the bonus.

At least your consistent in drivel  ;D (take a little look at threads he played in and more importantly the one he was injured. Loads of posters worried about the injury and the effect on the defence)

21 games, 17 starts is fuck all... as I said shows promise, but at this stage that is all.

Hopefuly he comes back, and is able to develop, and become good enough to get a Portuguese Primera club and interest from Serie A, albeit from a side doomed to relegation.



Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 20:55:51
21 games, 17 starts is fuck all... as I said shows promise, but at this stage that is all.

Hopefuly he comes back, and is able to develop, and become good enough to get a Portuguese Primera club and interest from Serie A, albeit from a side doomed to relegation.

Sorry you must have massive hands. Yes mid table Portuguese prem almost talking miles storey level now. He was shit in a shit era of football. Passion over ability with that lad


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 23:04:40
Sorry you must have massive hands. Yes mid table Portuguese prem almost talking miles storey level now. He was shit in a shit era of football. Passion over ability with that lad

Clearly there's a big difference between Portugal's big 3 and the rest, but Portugal is a breeding ground for players to step up for big money moves, to the bigger Euro leagues.

So if you can show your worth there, like when Boavista beat Benfica who knows?


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 23:25:26
Clearly there's a big difference between Portugal's big 3 and the rest, but Portugal is a breeding ground for players to step up for big money moves, to the bigger Euro leagues.

So if you can show your worth there, like when Boavista beat Benfica who knows?

Fine- you win. Hopefully Conroy becomes as good as a Portuguese 8th placed Branco playing in front of that massive shop window waiting to be snapped up by the big clubs.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 13:27:56
Fine- you win. Hopefully Conroy becomes as good as a Portuguese 8th placed Branco playing in front of that massive shop window waiting to be snapped up by the big clubs.
You can be as sarcy as you like, but tbf both Portugal's top flight and Serie A are clearly much bigger playing stages than League 2. Branco's agent pulled off an absolute worldy there.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 13:39:57
Chris Martin is expected to complete a loan move to Reading today. (BBC)


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 15:19:36
Lloyd Jones joins Luton for an undisclosed fee


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 15:49:49
There was a whiff of a rumour about us being interested in Lee Brown from Bristol Rovers


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 16:55:16
You can be as sarcy as you like, but tbf both Portugal's top flight and Serie A are clearly much bigger playing stages than League 2. Branco's agent pulled off an absolute worldy there.

No question his agent did well and we all said it at the time. Because he is playing there will not change my view on Branco being a poor player. Our attendance Saturday beats the majority of that league. Serie A would have been a move on completely different scale but that was gossip


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 17:25:23
Yaser Kasim believed to be leaving Northampton for Port Vale or Notts County.

Remember when he was off to Swansea soapy tit wank


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 17:44:43
Perhaps we need an 'Anton Rodgers to Oxford' rumour to be started by tansmedia


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 17:45:10
Yaser Kasim believed to be leaving Northampton for Port Vale or Notts County.

Remember when he was off to Swansea soapy tit wank

If it's Vale, he'll have a trip to the CG to look forward to.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Exiled Bob on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 17:52:56
Perhaps we need an 'Anton Rodgers to Oxford' rumour to be started by tansmedia
He didn't last long at Hungerford.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Sunday, January 6, 2019, 22:24:52
Quote
From Monday morning, Christian Doidge is back with FGR.  We've taken the decision to recall him after his loan agreement expired last week amid continual contractual breaches by Bolton Wanderers.

It became clear to us that Bolton entered into a contract to loan and then buy Christian last August without the means to honour it, and perhaps the intention to do so as well. They haven't even paid his wages for the last four months (we have). 

It's not just FGR that have been let down badly by Bolton, but Christian too. 

Bolton's Chairman, Ken Anderson, made a lot of promises on the last day of the transfer window, both to Christian and FGR, and has kept none of them.  This is all his work and from talking to Ken he feels immune from the consequences - but some of these promises are written in legally binding contracts, and we'll be pursuing them.

When the dust settles, we'll talk to the EFL about how they regulate clubs like Bolton.  They already regulate the club to a degree, controlling all TV monies to make sure that football debts get paid. Hard not to wonder whether the league could also have a role in approving the terms of any contracts entered into - to make sure that they are actually within the means of the club.  We had no way to know, but the EFL should have the inside view on that. 

And finally (for now...) - Disappointing as it is to see this go pear shaped, both for FGR and Christian, I'm also excited by the prospect of the second half of the season with Christian back with us.  I'm sure all FGR fans everywhere will join me in welcoming him back 


Good news in a way for FGR. unfortunately I can see that sealing at minimum a playoff place and makes our game with them next month even harder


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Sunday, January 6, 2019, 22:37:57
Good news in a way for FGR. unfortunately I can see that sealing at minimum a playoff place and makes our game with them next month even harder


I see your angle  but also, nothing like a sob story to bring attention to one of your prized assets...in a transfer window. He'll be sold to another club by end of the window.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Sunday, January 6, 2019, 22:38:33
Forgot to add - still shocking conduct by Bolton.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: RobertT on Sunday, January 6, 2019, 22:38:39
Is he the big lump forward who always looked a bit something and nothing when we played them?  He's got a good enough record I suppose.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Sunday, January 6, 2019, 22:55:33
Is he the big lump forward who always looked a bit something and nothing when we played them?  He's got a good enough record I suppose.

Yeah, kinda. They'll probably still sell him and for more than Bolton were going to pay for him.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Nemo on Monday, January 7, 2019, 08:26:01
Not sure they can, there's the FIFA rule about playing for more than two clubs in twelve months, no?


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Trashbat? on Monday, January 7, 2019, 11:20:56
The Doidge thing is interesting as presumably FGR have budgeted for the transfer fee and signed players to cover his loss.
Now I am sure their chairman has the money to cover the shortfall, but if that was a team without those means the FA have potentially allowed Bolton to knowingly enter into a contract, that could have put another club into financial difficulties.

The FA need to be looking at this as there are plenty of clubs living beyond their means but have the sugar daddy to back them up, but Bolton are doing it and just not paying anyone.

I am sure Doidge will get a move from FG, but he didn't set the world alight in the Championship, so I don't see anyone else in that league taking a punt on him now and I also don't think many teams in L1 would stump up more than £500k for him.



Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, January 7, 2019, 11:32:52
The Doidge thing is interesting as presumably FGR have budgeted for the transfer fee and signed players to cover his loss.
Now I am sure their chairman has the money to cover the shortfall, but if that was a team without those means the FA have potentially allowed Bolton to knowingly enter into a contract, that could have put another club into financial difficulties.

The FA need to be looking at this as there are plenty of clubs living beyond their means but have the sugar daddy to back them up, but Bolton are doing it and just not paying anyone.

I am sure Doidge will get a move from FG, but he didn't set the world alight in the Championship, so I don't see anyone else in that league taking a punt on him now and I also don't think many teams in L1 would stump up more than £500k for him.



After the shenanigans last year and then this, I think we can safely say that the Bolton Chairman is definitely in the Jed McCrory not a pot to piss in mould....


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, January 7, 2019, 12:03:17
Between himself and his son, they've taken over £650k out in salaries too...

A sobering thought.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Tails on Monday, January 7, 2019, 12:18:21
Doidge is an odd one. I've never seen him play well but he seems to stick the ball in the back of the net a lot. Like a less super Sam Parkin I guess.

Boltons conduct is atrocious but Vince's call for financial regulation made me chuckle given how he's bankrolled them.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, January 7, 2019, 12:24:45
Doidge is an odd one. I've never seen him play well but he seems to stick the ball in the back of the net a lot. Like a less super Sam Parkin I guess.

Boltons conduct is atrocious but Vince's call for financial regulation made me chuckle given how he's bankrolled them.

Why would regulation affect someone who's bankrolled a club? If anything, it's in interests of rich owners to call for tighter penalties and regulation on more 'creative' owners.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: theakston2k on Monday, January 7, 2019, 13:10:58
Does again provide food for thought to the Power out at all costs brigade. Be careful what you wish for as on the face of it there does seem to be a fair few more proven dodgy owners around.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, January 7, 2019, 16:59:45
Doidge is an odd one. I've never seen him play well but he seems to stick the ball in the back of the net a lot. Like a less super Sam Parkin I guess.
I agree. I have seen him play live and on tv at least 7 times and to me he looks like a carthorse yet he always seems to get his name on the scoresheet.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: ferret on Monday, January 7, 2019, 19:52:53
We could do so much more with a decent goal hanger. Our top league scorer inside the last 3 months is Pryce, with 2.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Monday, January 7, 2019, 20:02:41
I see Bolton havent also paid for the loan players they had from Norwich. Cheeky bastards.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Monday, January 7, 2019, 20:40:48
We could do so much more with a decent goal hanger. Our top league scorer inside the last 3 months is Pryce, with 2.
& they were within 18 minutes of each other. The lack of an out & out goal scorer has killed us so far. Take out Doughty's pens & I assume that Adebayo is our top scorer with 5 from memory?? Was it actually confirmed that he's gone back to Fulham?


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, January 7, 2019, 20:41:25
Quote from: ferret
We could do so much more with a decent goal hanger. Our top league scorer inside the last 3 months is Pryce, with 2.

really? blimey.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, January 7, 2019, 21:45:29
really? blimey.

No not really (goal hanger that is).... all you need to do is look at the league leaders, who rock up at the CG on Sat, they've 5 strikers, Green 2 in 19, McCarton 4 in 22, Pett 3 in 24, and Rhead 1 in 19.... Akinde has 9 but 5 pens, so 4 from open play.

That's 14 from open play....however they had 16 from midfielders, 15 from open play and a further half dozen from defenders.

Take out Akinde's pens and their leading scorer is Anderson a midfielder with 5.   Where we fall down is not getting enough goals from around the squad, as well as being a bit down on striker rates. Our front players have managed 11, but midfielders only 6, when Doughty's 4 pens are taken out.

Our defenders have managed 5, 3 of which are Taylor free kicks.

Of course if you can find an out and out scorer, all well and good, but they are thin on the ground, and as Lincoln prove you can get around it, which would probably make sense for us to do that.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Monday, January 7, 2019, 21:53:10
No not really (goal hanger that is).... all you need to do is look at the league leaders, who rock up at the CG on Sat, they've 5 strikers, Green 2 in 19, McCarton 4 in 22, Pett 3 in 24, and Rhead 1 in 19.... Akinde has 9 but 5 pens, so 4 from open play.

That's 14 from open play....however they had 16 from midfielders, 15 from open play and a further half dozen from defenders.

Take out Akinde's pens and their leading scorer is Anderson a midfielder with 5.   Where we fall down is not getting enough goals from around the squad, as well as being a bit down on striker rates. Our front players have managed 11, but midfielders only 6, when Doughty's 4 pens are taken out.

Our defenders have managed 5, 3 of which are Taylor free kicks.

Of course if you can find an out and out scorer, all well and good, but they are thin on the ground, and as Lincoln prove you can get around it, which would probably make sense for us to do that.
The fact the rest of the squad hasn't chipped in with goals further highlights why we have suffered without an out & out goalscorer.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, January 7, 2019, 22:09:53
The fact the rest of the squad hasn't chipped in with goals further highlights why we have suffered without an out & out goalscorer.

No what it highlights is that we don't score enough goals and there are different ways to score goals besides a goal hanger.

So for example we haven't had a centre half head in a corner all season.... further although we can rely on Taylor for a few free kicks, I'm struggling to remember a midfieder scoring, a proper long ranger.... Alzate got a couple from perhaps the edge of the box.

At the start of the season it was pointed out, that relying on a loan kid up front wasn't a template for getting up, and presumably the management knew this and were trying other ways to get goals around the squad


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Monday, January 7, 2019, 22:21:25
No what it highlights is that we don't score enough goals and there are different ways to score goals besides a goal hanger.

So for example we haven't had a centre half head in a corner all season.... further although we can rely on Taylor for a few free kicks, I'm struggling to remember a midfieder scoring, a proper long ranger.... Alzate got a couple from perhaps the edge of the box.

At the start of the season it was pointed out, that relying on a loan kid up front wasn't a template for getting up, and presumably the management knew this and were trying other ways to get goals around the squad
Exactly. As you've correctly stated the rest of the squad don't chip in with enough goals. This further illustrates how not having an out & out goal scorer has hindered us. This wouldn't have been so noticeable if the likes of Doughty, Alzate, Anderson etc had been netting from time to time. But they haven't. So a 20 goal a season striker would have made a massive difference.
Your use of Lincoln is a bad example as their goals have been shared around the team meaning the lack of an out & out goalscorer has hurt them far less than it has us.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, January 7, 2019, 22:38:31
Exactly. As you've correctly stated the rest of the squad don't chip in with enough goals. This further illustrates how not having an out & out goal scorer has hindered us. This wouldn't have been so noticeable if the likes of Doughty, Alzate, Anderson etc had been netting from time to time. But they haven't. So a 20 goal a season striker would have made a massive difference.
Your use of Lincoln is a bad example as their goals have been shared around the team meaning the lack of an out & out goalscorer has hurt them far less than it has us.

But the out and goal scorer is very difficult to find.... everyone wants one, and then if you do find one like Exeter you have to sell.

Even if you have one it doesn't guarantee points, the Div's leading scorer is at Tranny on 16, yet they've only 3 more points than us. Just saying well if you'd put Norwood into our side we'd be x points better off, doesn't work that way.

It's about systems of play, getting maximum use out of individuals, a bit like when Lou Macari got 18 goals out of Charlie Henry one season, converting him from full back to attacking midfielder, or as latest Loathed Stranger, Grant Smith, who suddenly became a goalscorer like Charlie converting from full back to behind the front players...

The fellas who need to step up in our set up, are particularly Kaiyne and Keshi.... OK we know Kaiyne has only just come back, but we need these 2 to get say 10 goals each by May.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Monday, January 7, 2019, 22:50:23
But the out and goal scorer is very difficult to find.... everyone wants one, and then if you do find one like Exeter you have to sell.

Even if you have one it doesn't guarantee points, the Div's leading scorer is at Tranny on 16, yet they've only 3 more points than us. Just saying well if you'd put Norwood into our side we'd be x points better off, doesn't work that way.

It's about systems of play, getting maximum use out of individuals, a bit like when Lou Macari got 18 goals out of Charlie Henry one season, converting him from full back to attacking midfielder, or as latest Loathed Stranger, Grant Smith, who suddenly became a goalscorer like Charlie converting from full back to behind the front players...

The fellas who need to step up in our set up, are particularly Kaiyne and Keshi.... OK we know Kaiyne has only just come back, but we need these 2 to get say 10 goals each by May.
Of course everybody wants one. & nobody is saying that putting Norwood into the side would guarantee x amount of points. But trying to argue that an out & out goal scorer wouldn't have made a difference is exactly the same. You wouldn't be able to prove it & I'm sure everybody on here would rather us posses a player sat on 15 goals now than not having one. Going from memory rather than googling it, I remember seasons in my time of watching where Parkin got 25 & Cox got 31 & we finished in the lower reaches. We'd have been fucked in those seasons without them. A 25 goal a season striker would have made a phenomenal difference this season. Instead we've got Rico on 2 league goals.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: ferret on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 07:45:07
really? blimey.

Madness isn’t it? Adebayo is indeed our top scorer when penalties are excluded.

Anyway, amidst all the obsessive arguing to the contrary, I see nothing to change the point that ‘we could do so much more with a decent goal hanger’. Especially since, at first glance, House appears to be more of a target man than anyone we’ve had on the pitch all season.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 11:02:24
Of course everybody wants one. & nobody is saying that putting Norwood into the side would guarantee x amount of points. But trying to argue that an out & out goal scorer wouldn't have made a difference is exactly the same. You wouldn't be able to prove it & I'm sure everybody on here would rather us posses a player sat on 15 goals now than not having one. Going from memory rather than googling it, I remember seasons in my time of watching where Parkin got 25 & Cox got 31 & we finished in the lower reaches. We'd have been fucked in those seasons without them. A 25 goal a season striker would have made a phenomenal difference this season. Instead we've got Rico on 2 league goals.

25 extra goals would make the difference.... source doesn't really matter, if it's one player or 4.

A season like 13/14 for example wasn't too bad, yet yielded a leading scorer with only 8.... the fewest since the 73/74 releagtion season when Peter Eastoe got 8 also.  Difference being there were 3 on 8. What you want at this level is someone who can hold the ball up reasonably well, and get you some goals.... bit like Luke Norris last season. That's a minimum sort of requirement, of course, ideally you'd want something better than Luke, but we have to be realistic.

House, on first impressions might be able to do the job.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 13:01:44
Wow, we’re really getting the annual  ‘is a 25 goal a season striker a good thing’ debate in early this year, huh?


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: ferret on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 13:52:26
Wow, we’re really getting the annual  ‘is a 25 goal a season striker a good thing’ debate in early this year, huh?

It looks like it.

I totally understand that a team can sometimes do well without a prolific scorer, and I totally understand that a team with a prolific scorer can sometimes struggle. But, to state the obvious, having a prolific scorer will increase a team's chances of success.

I also understand that a team which has a brilliant target man, who can cope on his own, might get more goals than usual out of midfield. But we don't have one of those (unless House turns out to be one). The likes of Adebayo and Richards have not been offering 101 other attributes to the team. They simply have not been scoring enough goals. Hence one has been sent back, and the other has been struggling for a game.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 14:08:25
When we won this league our top scorer was Connell with 13, we just spread the other goals around which is more how you'd want it in an ideal world.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: ferret on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 14:13:19
When we won this league our top scorer was Connell with 13, we just spread the other goals around which is more how you'd want it in an ideal world.

Yes but even a striker who was on course for 13 in the season should have 7 or 8 by now. With Adebayo having returned, our outright top league scorer excluding penalties is Taylor, the left back, on 3. It is going to be extremely difficult for a team to succeed with that kind of stat.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 14:13:47
I totally understand that a team can sometimes do well without a prolific scorer, and I totally understand that a team with a prolific scorer can sometimes struggle. But, to state the obvious, having a prolific scorer will increase a team's chances of success.
This. 100%


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 14:15:34
Reg did raise an interesting point, which I think should factor into player recruitment, especially at this level.  The goals from our central defenders, specifically from attacking free kicks and corners.  If you can source a defender who can score you a handful from corners it takes some of the forward pressure off, and given the volume of situations you get (due to erratic defending at times by less competent players at L2 level) it is an area that should come into the equation when deciding who to recruit.

That doesn't stop the obvious point though, that having someone who can score 20 odd goals is clearly an advantage for any team at any level.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Trashbat? on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 14:22:09
The winner on Saturday was a great example of what we have missed all season by not having a traditional target man in the team. I'm not saying he will change our season, but it helps to have someone that can actually win a header up front.

Imagine the damage Woolery could do running in behind a defence from some flick ons.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 16:51:02
Reg did raise an interesting point, which I think should factor into player recruitment, especially at this level.  The goals from our central defenders, specifically from attacking free kicks and corners.  If you can source a defender who can score you a handful from corners it takes some of the forward pressure off, and given the volume of situations you get (due to erratic defending at times by less competent players at L2 level) it is an area that should come into the equation when deciding who to recruit.

That doesn't stop the obvious point though, that having someone who can score 20 odd goals is clearly an advantage for any team at any level.

When Sturrock pissed Div 4 with Plymuff.... his leading scorer was the new Wovers gaffer, a centre half.  His front man Mickey Evans was one of those journeymen, who worked hard and get some goals but not that many.

The point is that when Brown got shot of Luke N and Mullin, people assumed we'd get something like a replacement for Luke... for whatever reason we didn't. I guess the hope was to get a last season out of Richards, but so far not to be.

If you know there isn't an out and out goalscorer, then you've got to adjust the style of play, and use what you have got accordingly. 

Sometimes then you can find a scorer perhaps previously overlooked, like Alan Mac who'd scored 3 in 45 games for Macari, over 3 seasons having started as a full back but then scored 13 for Ossie in 89/90, playing behind the front 2..... this meant we got a mill for him and he went to the WC.

It's quite common for gaffers to say to players, here's your goal target for the season.... so for example Kyle Knoyle, a useful player and improving.... no reason seemingly why you couldn't get say 3 goals out of him.  Sid Nelson, OK we don't know his future but he attacks the ball, so why not 4 goals from him... McCourt likes a shot, could he get 5?

This is where Brown fell down, it may have been his "clean sheet" mentality, but he never found the syle or maverick punt which compensated for not having a goalscorer.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 19:49:19
The classic example of goals from other players than strikers being Paul Boson and Shaun Taylor with 13 each in 1992/3. There was a spell in January and February where Bodin scored 5 in 7 including crucial winners in 1-0 victories over Pompey and Wolves.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 22:10:23
The classic example of goals from other players than strikers being Paul Boson and Shaun Taylor with 13 each in 1992/3. There was a spell in January and February where Bodin scored 5 in 7 including crucial winners in 1-0 victories over Pompey and Wolves.

Yes.... an amazing season.

Something which a lot of the younger readers won't know is that arguably our greatest ever side of 68/69, didn't play with a striker as such at all. Peter Noble, who was a slight fella, played as a false 9, but he did score important goals.  We had a more recognised centre forward in Chris Jones, but he didn't always play.  The Don who did provide 20+ goals was an out and out winger.

When Peter left us for Burnley, who played as first a midfielder and then a full back, and took up pen duties, achieving what is considered a record of scoring all the 28 pens he took in his career.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 14:51:08
It would appear that Bolton's chairman is now slowly going round the bend.....

https://www.bwfc.co.uk/news/2019/january/a-note-from-the-chairman2/

He's gone peak Partridge......


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 15:45:20
Ah, but he hasnt stated that a debt from 1958 would stop us signing players, when we had obviously signed hundreds since!


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 15:51:06
It would appear that Bolton's chairman is now slowly going round the bend.....

https://www.bwfc.co.uk/news/2019/january/a-note-from-the-chairman2/

He's gone peak Partridge......

While funny for everyone else, statements like this really should not be allowed to go through, in a professional capacity.

Now we know who the real Sir Dread KEN is! Absolutely shambolic at least Power knows when to keep quiet  :D

BWFC has got admin written all over it.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 16:49:17
It would appear that Bolton's chairman is now slowly going round the bend.....

https://www.bwfc.co.uk/news/2019/january/a-note-from-the-chairman2/

He's gone peak Partridge......

Holy fuck.

That is amazing!


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 16:51:46
While funny for everyone else, statements like this really should not be allowed to go through, in a professional capacity.

Now we know who the real Sir Dread KEN is! Absolutely shambolic at least Power knows when to keep quiet  :D

BWFC has got admin written all over it.
That is fucking tremendous.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Trashbat? on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 17:04:06
very odd statement, although would love to know if the stuff about FGR trying to renegotiate the deal was true.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, January 10, 2019, 09:50:07
It would appear that Bolton's chairman is now slowly going round the bend.....

https://www.bwfc.co.uk/news/2019/january/a-note-from-the-chairman2/

He's gone peak Partridge......

the highs of May 2017 and May 2018, the concerts and the rugby league matches.

Yes, I think you might be slightly misjudging what football fans consider highs here Ken.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, January 19, 2019, 11:41:47
I see Jay Emmanuel_Thomas has signed for PTT Rayong in the Thai league 1, perhaps FH can get along and scout him see if hes worth us trying to sign in the summer :D

Surprised to see hes still only just turned 28, would have been the type of striker we could have done with.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, January 19, 2019, 12:19:16
Nobody could do with a lazy cunt strolling around up front.



Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, June 1, 2019, 11:48:37
"Alleged" previous Town target Mo Eisa signs for Peterborough from Shitty for a fee in excess of £1m on a 4 year deal.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, June 1, 2019, 11:59:26
Once again we are not competing for these players - Power Out


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Cowley38 on Saturday, June 1, 2019, 12:48:27
very odd statement, although would love to know if the stuff about FGR trying to renegotiate the deal was true.
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I have heard they had an agreement in place where FGR paid the wages until 1st Feb, there would then be 3 payments 1 at the end of Jan, 1 in August 2019 and the final one in Dec 2019..

FGR then tried to bring the Aug payment to June and Dec Payment to July, also wanted Bolton to pay full wages from December..... Bolton refused....

Funnily enough this all started when FGR were not scoring goals and were slipping out of the playoffs.......
Doidge was doing crap in the championship and the fans thought he was awful......

FGR owner blamed it on Bolton told Doidge to return....... Suddenly FGR got in the play offs and the plan worked.....

Vince said he was sueing Bolton but its all gone quiet...... Heard that they have been told if they do sue they will be in more trouble than Bolton for breach of contract..


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, June 6, 2019, 10:39:02
Reading the Bradford City Bantams forum, their fans are seriously suggesting they have a good chance of signing Micah Richards, Phil Jageilka and Ross McCormack.

Their manager saying he wants to add a massive pressence to his team for this season, sounds like hes going to try and do it the "Lincoln way".


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Tails on Thursday, June 6, 2019, 10:40:09
"Alleged" previous Town target Mo Eisa signs for Peterborough from Shitty for a fee in excess of £1m on a 4 year deal.

Wasnt that his brother?


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, June 6, 2019, 10:43:00
Reading the Bradford City Bantams forum, their fans are seriously suggesting they have a good chance of signing Micah Richards, Phil Jageilka and Ross McCormack.

Their manager saying he wants to add a massive pressence to his team for this season, sounds like hes going to try and do it the "Lincoln way".

 :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:

Just had a very quick look at each player. Richards and Jagielka linked with Celtic and McCormack linked with Leeds. Those comments simply can't be serious PV!

Although I think last season someone suggested we were close to signing Christopher Samba so I guess there are loonies on all football forums!


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, June 6, 2019, 10:45:44
:Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:

Just had a very quick look at each player. Richards and Jagielka linked with Celtic and McCormack linked with Leeds. Those comments simply can't be serious PV!

Although I think last season someone suggested we were close to signing Christopher Samba so I guess there are loonies on all football forums!
Yes they seem to be genuine comments, but then we do all have fans that think each club is bigger than it actually is.

Sorry for the Samba, that was a joke link I posted that took off like wildfire! It was even picked up by a couple of national papers :D one of my prodest moments in Venksmedia© :)


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, June 6, 2019, 10:47:20
We have all worked for Tansmedia!

Fucking hell I even made up a rumour about Christopher Samba that got picked up by the Greek Media ;) my claim to international fame!



Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, June 6, 2019, 10:48:27
Yes they seem to be genuine comments, but then we do all have fans that think each club is bigger than it actually is.

Sorry for the Samba, that was a joke link I posted that took off like wildfire! It was even picked up by a couple of national papers :D one of my prodest moments in Venksmedia© :)

Oh christ I hadn't realised it was posted as a joke by your goodself! Caught me hook, line and sinker!


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, June 6, 2019, 10:51:02
Oh christ I hadn't realised it was posted as a joke by your goodself! Caught me hook, line and sinker!
Sorry mate, guilty as charged!

I wanted to see the reaction, I told a few people on here what I was doing including FH and they all egged me on...is my excuse!


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Friday, June 28, 2019, 07:06:49
Massimo linked with Leeds and Forest as he only has 12 months left on his contact at QPR and has to take a big pay cut for a new one. Don't suppose we have a sell-on clause?

Sent from my Mi A1


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 09:44:10
Here is a list of all transfers so far in and out (not including free players not with clubs).

Up to and including yesterdays dealings.

Bradford City
In
Ben Richards-Everton [Accrington - Free]
Tyler French [Sudbury - Free]
Sam Hornby [Port Vale - Free]
Zeli Ismail [Walsall - Free]
Adam Henley [Real Salt Lake - Free]
Clayton Donaldson [Bolton - Free]
Paudie O'Connor [Leeds - Undisclosed]
James Vaughan [Wigan - Free]
Out
Ben Wilson [Coventry - Free]
Josh Wright [Orient - Free]

Cambridge United
In
Luke Hannant [Port Vale - Free]
Harvey Knibbs [Aston Villa - Free]
Kyle Knoyle [Swindon - Free]
Callum Burton [Unattached]
Out
Brad Halliday [Doncaster - Free]
Emmanuel Osadebe [Macclesfield - Free]

Carlisle United
In
Jack Iredale [Greenock Morton - Free]
Christie Elliott [Partick Thistle - Free]
Jon Mellish [Gateshead - Free]
Harry McKirdy [Aston Villa - Free]
Jack Bridge [Northampton - Free]
Byron Webster [Scunthorpe - Free]
Out
Tom Parkes [Exeter - Free]
Jamie Devitt [Blackpool - Undisclosed]
Richie Bennett [Port Vale - Free]
Macaulay Gillesphey [Brisbane Roar - Free]
Liam McCarron [Leeds - Undisclosed]

Cheltenham Town
In
Charlie Raglan [Oxford - Free]
Tahvon Campbell [Forest Green - Free]
Reuben Reid [Forest Green - Free]
Out
Nigel Atangana [Exeter - Free]
Jordan Forster [Dundee - Free]

Colchester United
In
Danny Collinge [Unattached]
Luke Gambin [Luton - Free]
Omar Sowunmi [Yeovil - Free]
Michael Fernandes [Farnborough - Undisclosed]
Out
Brennan Dickenson [MK Franchise - Free]
Frankie Kent [Peterborough - Undisclosed]
Sammie Szmodics [Bristol City - Undisclosed]
Rene Gilmartin [Bristol City - Free]

Crawley Town
In
Ashley Nadesan [Fleetwood - Free]
Mason Bloomfield [Norwich - Loan]
Nathan Ferguson [Dulwich Hamlet - Undisclosed]
Beryly Lubala [Birmingham - Free]

Crewe Alexandria
In
Olly Lancashire [Swindon - Free]
Daniel Powell [Northampton - Free]
Out
Jordan Bowery [ MK Franchise - Free]
George Ray [Tranmere - Free]

Exeter City
In
Nigel Atangana [Cheltenham - Free]
Tom Parkes [Carlise - Free]
Lewis Ward [Reading - Undisclosed]
Alex Fisher [Yeovil - Free]
Gary Warren [Yeovil - Free]
Jonny Maxted [Accrington - Free]
Out
Hiram Boateng [MK Franchise - Undisclosed]
Christy Pimm [Peterborough - Free]

Forest Green Rovers
In
Matt Mills [Pune City - Free]
Aaron Collins [Morecambe - Free]
Ebou Adams [Ebbsfleet - Undisclosed]
Adam Smith [Bristol Rovers - Free]
James Morton [Bristol City - LOAN]
Kevin Dawson [Unattached]
Out
Tahvon Campbell [Cheltenham - Free]
Reece Brown [Huddersfield - £100,000]
Reuben Reid [Cheltenham - Free]
Christian Doidge [Hibs - £250,000]

Grimsby Town
In
Matt Green [Salford - Free]
James Hanson [AFC Wimbledon - Free]
Moses Ugbu [Al-Ain - Free]
Elliott Hewitt [Notts County - Free]
Out
Reece Hall-Johnson [Northampton - Free]

Leyton Orient

In
Josh Wright [Bradford - Free]
Conor Wilkinson [Dagenham - Undisclosed]
Out
Macauley Bonne [Charlton - Undisclosed]
Josh Koroma [Huddersfield - Undisclosed]

Macclesfield Town
In
Jak McCourt [Swindon - Free]
Joe Ironside [Kidderminster - Free]
Emmanuel Osadebe [Cambridge - Free]
Jacob Blyth [Barrow - Free]
Out
Harry Smith [Northampton - Undisclosed]
Ryan Lloyd [Port Vale - Free]

Mansfield

In
Andy Cook [Walsall - Undisclosed]
Aidan Stone [Unattached]
Nicky Maynard [Bury - Free]

Morecambe
In
Michael Howard [Preston - Free]
Tom Brewitt [AFC Fylde - Free]
Out
Aaron Collins [Forest Green - Free]
Zak Mills [Oldham - Free[

Newport County
In
Tom King [Millwall - Free]
Lazar Stojsavljevic [Millwall - Free]
Kyle Howkins [West Brom - Free]
Daniel Leadbitter [Bristol Rovers - Free]
Out
Dan Butler [Peterborough - Free]
Joe Day [Cardiff - Free]

Northampton Town
In
Matty Warburton [Stockport - Free]
Joe Martin [Stevenage - Free]
Chris Lines [Bristol Rovers - Free]
Harry Smith [Macclesfield - Undisclosed]
Ryan Watson [MK Franchise - Free]
Alan McCormack [Luton - Free]
Steve Arnold [Shrewsbury - Free]
Nicky Adams [Bury - Free]
Reece Hall-Johnson [Grimsby - Free]
Out
John-Joe O'Toole [Burton - Free]
Daniel Powell [Crewe - Free]
Jack Bridge [Carlisle - Free]
Aaron Pierre [Shrewsbury - Undisclosed]

Oldham Athletic

In
Alex Iacovitti [Nottingham Forest- Free]
Zak Mills [Morecambe - Free]
Gary Woods [Hamilton - Free]
Out
George Edmundson [Rangers - Undisclosed]
Rob Hunt [Swindon - Free]

Plymouth Argyle

In
Joe Edwards [Walsall - Free]
Danny Mayor [Bury - Free]
Out
Graham Carey [CSK SOFIA - Free]
Ryan Edwards [Blackpool - Free]
Ruben Lameiras [FC Famalicao - Free]
Freddie Ladapo [Rotherham - £500,000]

Port Vale

In
Scott Burgess [Bury - Free]
Adam Crookes [Nottingham Forest - Free]
Kieran Kennedy [Wrexham - Free]
Richie Bennett [Carlisle - Free]
Ryan Lloyd [Macclesfield - Free]
Mark Cullen [Blackpool - Free]
Out
Luke Hannant [Cambridge - Free]
Sam Hornby [Bradford - Free]

Salford City
In
Richie Towell [Brighton - Free]
Out
Matt Green [Grimsby - Free]

Scunthorpe United
In
Andy Butler [Doncaster - Free]
Out
Byron Webster [Carlisle - Free]

Stevenage Borough

In
Jason Cowley [Bromsgrove - Undisclosed]
Jamie Fielding [Hastings - Free]
Out
Joe Martin [Northampton - Free]
Johnny Hunt [Hamilton - Free]

Swindon Town
In
Tyler Reid [Swansea - Free]
Adam May [Portsmouth - LOAN]
Zeki Fryers [Barnsley - Free]
Mathieu Baudry [MK Franchise - Free]
Jerry Yates [Rotherham - LOAN]
Rob Hunt [Oldham - Free]
Out
Olly Lancashire [Crewe - Free]
Jak McCourt [Macclesfield - Free]
Kyle Knoyle [Cambridge - Free]

Walsall
In
Stuart Sinclair [Bristol Rovers - Free]
James Clarke [Bristol Rovers - Free]
James Hardy [AFC Fylde - Free]
Elijah Adebayo [Fulham - Free]
Jack Kiersey [Everton - Free]
Out
Nicky Devlin [Livingston - Free]
Zeli Ismail [Bradford - Free]
Andy Cook [Mansfield - Undisclosed]
Kieron Morris [Tranmere - Free]
Joe Edwards [Plymouth - Free]


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 09:48:36
Here is a list of all transfers so far in and out (not including free players not with clubs).

Up to and including yesterdays dealings.

Bradford City
In
Ben Richards-Everton [Accrington - Free]
Tyler French [Sudbury - Free]
Sam Hornby [Port Vale - Free]
Zeli Ismail [Walsall - Free]
Adam Henley [Real Salt Lake - Free]
Clayton Donaldson [Bolton - Free]
Paudie O'Connor [Leeds - Undisclosed]
James Vaughan [Wigan - Free]
Out
Ben Wilson [Coventry - Free]
Josh Wright [Orient - Free]

Cambridge United
In
Luke Hannant [Port Vale - Free]
Harvey Knibbs [Aston Villa - Free]
Kyle Knoyle [Swindon - Free]
Callum Burton [Unattached]
Out
Brad Halliday [Doncaster - Free]
Emmanuel Osadebe [Macclesfield - Free]

Carlisle United
In
Jack Iredale [Greenock Morton - Free]
Christie Elliott [Partick Thistle - Free]
Jon Mellish [Gateshead - Free]
Harry McKirdy [Aston Villa - Free]
Jack Bridge [Northampton - Free]
Byron Webster [Scunthorpe - Free]
Out
Tom Parkes [Exeter - Free]
Jamie Devitt [Blackpool - Undisclosed]
Richie Bennett [Port Vale - Free]
Macaulay Gillesphey [Brisbane Roar - Free]
Liam McCarron [Leeds - Undisclosed]

Cheltenham Town
In
Charlie Raglan [Oxford - Free]
Tahvon Campbell [Forest Green - Free]
Reuben Reid [Forest Green - Free]
Out
Nigel Atangana [Exeter - Free]
Jordan Forster [Dundee - Free]

Colchester United
In
Danny Collinge [Unattached]
Luke Gambin [Luton - Free]
Omar Sowunmi [Yeovil - Free]
Michael Fernandes [Farnborough - Undisclosed]
Out
Brennan Dickenson [MK Franchise - Free]
Frankie Kent [Peterborough - Undisclosed]
Sammie Szmodics [Bristol City - Undisclosed]
Rene Gilmartin [Bristol City - Free]

Crawley Town
In
Ashley Nadesan [Fleetwood - Free]
Mason Bloomfield [Norwich - Loan]
Nathan Ferguson [Dulwich Hamlet - Undisclosed]
Beryly Lubala [Birmingham - Free]

Crewe Alexandria
In
Olly Lancashire [Swindon - Free]
Daniel Powell [Northampton - Free]
Out
Jordan Bowery [ MK Franchise - Free]
George Ray [Tranmere - Free]

Exeter City
In
Nigel Atangana [Cheltenham - Free]
Tom Parkes [Carlise - Free]
Lewis Ward [Reading - Undisclosed]
Alex Fisher [Yeovil - Free]
Gary Warren [Yeovil - Free]
Jonny Maxted [Accrington - Free]
Out
Hiram Boateng [MK Franchise - Undisclosed]
Christy Pimm [Peterborough - Free]

Forest Green Rovers
In
Matt Mills [Pune City - Free]
Aaron Collins [Morecambe - Free]
Ebou Adams [Ebbsfleet - Undisclosed]
Adam Smith [Bristol Rovers - Free]
James Morton [Bristol City - LOAN]
Kevin Dawson [Unattached]
Out
Tahvon Campbell [Cheltenham - Free]
Reece Brown [Huddersfield - £100,000]
Reuben Reid [Cheltenham - Free]
Christian Doidge [Hibs - £250,000]

Grimsby Town
In
Matt Green [Salford - Free]
James Hanson [AFC Wimbledon - Free]
Moses Ugbu [Al-Ain - Free]
Elliott Hewitt [Notts County - Free]
Out
Reece Hall-Johnson [Northampton - Free]

Leyton Orient

In
Josh Wright [Bradford - Free]
Conor Wilkinson [Dagenham - Undisclosed]
Out
Macauley Bonne [Charlton - Undisclosed]
Josh Koroma [Huddersfield - Undisclosed]

Macclesfield Town
In
Jak McCourt [Swindon - Free]
Joe Ironside [Kidderminster - Free]
Emmanuel Osadebe [Cambridge - Free]
Jacob Blyth [Barrow - Free]
Out
Harry Smith [Northampton - Undisclosed]
Ryan Lloyd [Port Vale - Free]

Mansfield

In
Andy Cook [Walsall - Undisclosed]
Aidan Stone [Unattached]

Morecambe
In
Michael Howard [Preston - Free]
Tom Brewitt [AFC Fylde - Free]
Out
Aaron Collins [Forest Green - Free]
Zak Mills [Oldham - Free[

Newport County
In
Tom King [Millwall - Free]
Lazar Stojsavljevic [Millwall - Free]
Kyle Howkins [West Brom - Free]
Daniel Leadbitter [Bristol Rovers - Free]
Out
Dan Butler [Peterborough - Free]
Joe Day [Cardiff - Free]

Northampton Town
In
Matty Warburton [Stockport - Free]
Joe Martin [Stevenage - Free]
Chris Lines [Bristol Rovers - Free]
Harry Smith [Macclesfield - Undisclosed]
Ryan Watson [MK Franchise - Free]
Alan McCormack [Luton - Free]
Steve Arnold [Shrewsbury - Free]
Nicky Adams [Bury - Free]
Reece Hall-Johnson [Grimsby - Free]
Out
John-Joe O'Toole [Burton - Free]
Daniel Powell [Crewe - Free]
Jack Bridge [Carlisle - Free]
Aaron Pierre [Shrewsbury - Undisclosed]

Oldham Athletic

In
Alex Iacovitti [Nottingham Forest- Free]
Zak Mills [Morecambe - Free]
Gary Woods [Hamilton - Free]
Out
George Edmundson [Rangers - Undisclosed]
Rob Hunt [Swindon - Free]

Plymouth Argyle

In
Joe Edwards [Walsall - Free]
Danny Mayor [Bury - Free]
Out
Graham Carey [CSK SOFIA - Free]
Ryan Edwards [Blackpool - Free]
Ruben Lameiras [FC Famalicao - Free]
Freddie Ladapo [Rotherham - £500,000]

Port Vale

In
Scott Burgess [Bury - Free]
Adam Crookes [Nottingham Forest - Free]
Kieran Kennedy [Wrexham - Free]
Richie Bennett [Carlisle - Free]
Ryan Lloyd [Macclesfield - Free]
Mark Cullen [Blackpool - Free]
Out
Luke Hannant [Cambridge - Free]
Sam Hornby [Bradford - Free]

Salford City
In
Richie Towell [Brighton - Free]
Out
Matt Green [Grimsby - Free]

Scunthorpe United
In
Andy Butler [Doncaster - Free]
Out
Byron Webster [Carlisle - Free]

Stevenage Borough

In
Jason Cowley [Bromsgrove - Undisclosed]
Jamie Fielding [Hastings - Free]
Out
Joe Martin [Northampton - Free]
Johnny Hunt [Hamilton - Free]

Swindon Town
In
Tyler Reid [Swansea - Free]
Adam May [Portsmouth - LOAN]
Zeki Fryers [Barnsley - Free]
Mathieu Baudry [MK Franchise - Free]
Jerry Yates [Rotherham - LOAN]
Rob Hunt [Oldham - Free]
Out
Olly Lancashire [Crewe - Free]
Jak McCourt [Macclesfield - Free]
Kyle Knoyle [Cambridge - Free]

Walsall
In
Stuart Sinclair [Bristol Rovers - Free]
James Clarke [Bristol Rovers - Free]
James Hardy [AFC Fylde - Free]
Elijah Adebayo [Fulham - Free]
Jack Kiersey [Everton - Free]
Out
Nicky Devlin [Livingston - Free]
Zeli Ismail [Bradford - Free]
Andy Cook [Mansfield - Undisclosed]
Kieron Morris [Tranmere - Free]
Joe Edwards [Plymouth - Free]

The L S Lowery boys have been remarkably quiet going by your list. When you consider they are ‘linked’ with anyone and everyone of note.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 09:54:19
The L S Lowery boys have been remarkably quiet going by your list. When you consider they are ‘linked’ with anyone and everyone of note.
Yeah they have been, linked but few signed, although their one signing is "allegedly" on more wages on his own than all of our new signings put together @ £8kpw according to the Rotherham forum.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 10:09:16
Yeah they have been, linked but few signed, although their one signing is "allegedly" on more wages on his own than all of our new signings put together @ £8kpw according to the Rotherham forum.

Yeah right. Can you imagine that being fact? Suppose it is, sets a benchmark for anyone else coming in doesn’t it? Whatever happened to confidentiality and confidentiality clauses?


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 10:12:03
That list is also interesting as it rather dispels the rumour (often presented as fact) that other teams spend more money on players fees than Power does. Surprising how little cash seems to be changing hands at this level these days.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 10:16:25
That list is also interesting as it rather dispels the rumour (often presented as fact) that other teams spend more money on players fees than Power does. Surprising how little cash seems to be changing hands at this level these days.
"Shows how far we've sunk" ;)


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 10:16:31
Yeah right. Can you imagine that being fact? Suppose it is, sets a benchmark for anyone else coming in doesn’t it? Whatever happened to confidentiality and confidentiality clauses?
It does, but that precedent was started by Salford signing Adam Rooney on £4kpw in the Conference as the Aberdeen manager said at the time that Rooney got a 400% pay rise from the transfer.

The Rotherham wage allegation was that he was on a £6k+ pw contract at the Millers and he left because Salford offered him a pay rise.

It came out that FGR were paying Doidge's full £10k pw wage during his loan to Bolton.

At least they have got rid of him now to Hibs so can spend their ridiculous wage budget elsewhere on the team.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 10:17:27
That list is also interesting as it rather dispels the rumour (often presented as fact) that other teams spend more money on players fees than Power does. Surprising how little cash seems to be changing hands at this level these days.
It does indeed, its picking up the scraps from higher division teams, no need to spend money when there are many good players on free transfers now.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 10:40:25
That list is also interesting as it rather dispels the rumour (often presented as fact) that other teams spend more money on players fees than Power does. Surprising how little cash seems to be changing hands at this level these days.

It is an interesting list, but we know that Div 4 is a reasonably even league, where most players are loans or frees, but there are some clubs whose bigger spend is on players' wages, as opposed to fees, so last season Preston would go to Mansfield, and this Nelson to Tranny.

You would imagine that someone like Mayor isn't going to Plymuff, rather than Ipswich, because he's fascinated by Smeaton's Tower.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 10:44:10
Mansfield sign Nicky Maynard


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 14:25:46
Bury exodus really got going today. Absolute mess.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 14:37:40
Bury exodus really got going today. Absolute mess.

Have you seen who they appomted as manager?

Bloke that got Truro relegated from national League South


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 15:18:51
Have you seen who they appomted as manager?

Bloke that got Truro relegated from national League South
tbf, he was only appointed as caretaker in March and so the damage may have already been done by then


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 18:37:05
Mansfield sign Nicky Maynard

The signing video is spectacular.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 18:38:18
Did he take her up the poop Shute?


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 18:46:07
Said video...

https://twitter.com/mansfieldtownfc/status/1145972880427102208


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 18:49:14
Breast foot forward and a quick tug in the car


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 18:50:43
‘Ooh look at me with my rolls royce and big villa, ive got loads of money - just make sure we show the signing a bit’


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 18:55:44
She's such a fucking exhibitionist. So glad I'm not a Mansfield fan, it'd be well embarrassing.

There was one when she posted some 'inspirational' (let's do the playoffs) type message, with an accompanying photo of her in a bikini on a beach somewhere.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 19:12:30
‘Ooh look at me with my rolls royce and big villa, ive got loads of money - just make sure we show the signing a bit’

Don’t you just love those northern working class millionaires.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 19:18:46
She's such a fucking exhibitionist. So glad I'm not a Mansfield fan, it'd be well embarrassing.

There was one when she posted some 'inspirational' (let's do the playoffs) type message, with an accompanying photo of her in a bikini on a beach somewhere.

Yep, all about her


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 19:19:33
I’m sure you would give her a go Tans if she offered...


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 19:23:33
I’m sure you would give her a go Tans if she offered...

Pretty sure that the rumours were that people paid her!


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 09:22:33
Whenever I see videos of her all I can think of is the late great Caroline Aherne talking to Debbie McGee!

Setting aside her somewhat embarrassing love of self publicity, I imagine manyof our fans would kill for an owner like Radford, local lad and seems to have consistently put his money where his mouth is? 


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 09:38:22
Whenever I see videos of her all I can think of is the late great Caroline Aherne talking to Debbie McGee!

Setting aside her somewhat embarrassing love of self publicity, I imagine manyof our fans would kill for an owner like Radford, local lad and seems to have consistently put his money where his mouth is?  

True. My mate is a Stags fan so I get the rundown now and again and that consistently comes up. Using his cash to back the club. Which has had its share of dodgy owners.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 18:20:13
Ajose to Exeter confirmed


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 19:12:37
True. My mate is a Stags fan so I get the rundown now and again and that consistently comes up. Using his cash to back the club. Which has had its share of dodgy owners.

My step-father is a Mansfield fan and he cant stand Carolyn Radford.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 19:53:29
My step-father is a Mansfield fan and he cant stand Carolyn Radford.

 :yikes:


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 22:25:45
Said video...

https://twitter.com/mansfieldtownfc/status/1145972880427102208
The twitter thread isn't exactly universal in it's admiration for the toe-curling classic. Especially enjoyed this response:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-ej-H-VUAAvrBm.jpg)


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 22:34:46
She's at it again:

https://twitter.com/CarolynRadford/status/1146516090039820294


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 23:10:55
She's at it again:

https://twitter.com/CarolynRadford/status/1146516090039820294
She's genuinely got some issues....


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 11:33:32
David Wheater, captain of Bolton, signs for Salford! £10,000pw, apparently.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 11:35:55
Nothing personal against the bloke, but I hope he gets injured.

His annual salary would be some L2 team's entire playing budget.  


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 12:07:25
She's at it again:

https://twitter.com/CarolynRadford/status/1146516090039820294

I think Atherton Collieries FC are taking the piss out of her you know....

https://twitter.com/ACFC1916/status/1147472082567081984


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 12:11:15
 :D


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 12:29:16
I think Atherton Collieries FC are taking the piss out of her you know....

https://twitter.com/ACFC1916/status/1147472082567081984

Superb!


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 14:19:49
Salford City poised to make Bolton captain David Wheater the highest paid player in L2 apparently matching his £10kpw wage he was on at Bolton. Blackpool also interested but cannot match Salford spending power.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 17:20:25
Blatant cheating.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 17:23:48
Piss stains hoping to sign Ched Evans


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 17:23:54
But what a fairytale.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 17:29:14
Not sure whether this is good or bad for football but good luck to the lad!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48950688


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 17:36:59
Blatant cheating.
Oh it is obviously cheating the system, exactly as FGR did last season and this. Salford had an average gate of 2,800 last season.

If the FFP (Salary Cost Management Protocol) regulation is there then it should be adhered to without any "sponsorship/loan loopholes" that Bristol City, Bournemouth, Mansfield, FGR and many many others have found a way round it applying to them.

In L2 clubs can spend 55% of the clubs turnover on wages.

Quote
The Football League turnover figure includes donations from the owners of the club as long as there is no expected repayment to the donor. This means clubs can't rely on large cash loans for their income.

Injections of equity also count as turnover. Therefore a wealthy owner can fund the club in ways that are not permitted in other divisions.

This injection of equity should be banned as it is blatantly cheating the system in place to stop clubs overspening on wages, hence having the FFP/SCMP in the first place.

The Turnover of a club should not include this.

If you get more fans through the turnstyles and from cup runs or selling players then you should be able to spend more on players wages, simple.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 18:49:16
I don't have a problem with clubs spending money that they have got.
The rules / loopholes are the same for everyone.

Clubs like Bury or Bolton are a different matter and are both reaping what they've sown.

It's up to the EFL to try and police the whole business of funding a lot more effectively than they are.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 20:27:46
Indeed, Bury very specifically have clearly been spending, or committing to spend, well beyond their revenue and didn't seem to have any sponsorship/donations from a benefactor to use to do so, that's what so odd about them getting into that state.  It means the rules must be pointless.

Using Investment is sort of what we did under Black, so we were just as guilty on that one  In fact, as it was loaned capital, it was slightly worse than just plain investment.  We had to be well beyond 100% of income as playing wages.  But we at least had a source of funding - Bury didn't.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 21:12:47
We went under a self-reported embargo under black to prevent us from going over the line.

We were the one's that informed the FA/FL, and we were still accused of cheating.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 22:07:57
Unlike those cunts from Dorset.

Yes im still bitter


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 22:13:27
Yes im still bitter

Me too.

And Brentford. Their fans were slagging us off for 'cheating' while they were doing the same thing, only on a much larger scale. Chris Wilder also put his boot in when he was at the Pox. Only for it to transpire at a later point that they were racking up more debt than we were.

But Swindle town, eh!


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 22:13:46
All pretty irrelevant moaning really. Football is corrupt full stop. We only turn blind eyes when it suits. We're all as guilty as fuck for condoning it.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Super Hans on Monday, July 22, 2019, 14:24:09
Ched Evans likely to sign for Portsmouth apparently. Oxford struggling to recruit and getting dangerously close to the new season with key areas to fill, and still to potentially lose their No 1 GK.

Shame Bury and Bolton are starting on -12 as Oxford appear in a bit of trouble at the moment with their squad.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, July 22, 2019, 15:10:04
Oxford struggling to recruit and getting dangerously close to the new season with key areas to fill,
You could say that in all honesty about pretty much every team in the bottom 2 divisions. Including us.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Super Hans on Monday, July 22, 2019, 15:12:48
You could say that in all honesty about pretty much every team in the bottom 2 divisions. Including us.
Yeah but that doesn't fit my agenda  :toocool:


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, July 22, 2019, 15:18:56
Yeah but that doesn't fit my agenda  :toocool:
Theres no denying they are in a worse position than we are with new signings...hows that? :D


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Monday, July 22, 2019, 15:32:58
Ched Evans likely to sign for Portsmouth apparently. Oxford struggling to recruit and getting dangerously close to the new season with key areas to fill, and still to potentially lose their No 1 GK.

Shame Bury and Bolton are starting on -12 as Oxford appear in a bit of trouble at the moment with their squad.
Have they still got the prolific injury free scoring Obika to bang the goals in


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, July 22, 2019, 15:34:49
Have they still got the prolific injury free scoring Obika to bang the goals in
He is currently on trial at Stevenage.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, July 22, 2019, 15:47:28
You could say that in all honesty about pretty much every team in the bottom 2 divisions. Including us.

We're in much better shape than many. Championship in particular, where clubs seem spooked by the FL finally penalizing FFP breaches.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, July 26, 2019, 13:43:28
Salford looking to loan Louis Moult from PNE for the season and pay virtually all of his £9-10k pw wages!


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Friday, July 26, 2019, 13:44:56
Good to see FFP being adheared to!


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Cowley38 on Friday, July 26, 2019, 13:46:34
Good to see FFP being adheared to!

Ways around it , Bristol City have been using a loophole for many a season.....more recently FGR have also been exploiting it..


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Power to people on Friday, July 26, 2019, 14:14:26
Ways around it , Bristol City have been using a loophole for many a season.....more recently FGR have also been exploiting it..

The Neville's are probably paying his wages personally


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Friday, July 26, 2019, 14:23:09
Good to see FFP being adheared to!
It is being adhered to though


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, July 26, 2019, 14:30:58
It is being adhered to though
Absolutely, they are adhering to the rules, just that the rules are easily twisted.

Oh it is obviously cheating the system, exactly as FGR did last season and this. Salford had an average gate of 2,800 last season.

If the FFP (Salary Cost Management Protocol) regulation is there then it should be adhered to without any "sponsorship/loan loopholes" that Bristol City, Bournemouth, Mansfield, FGR and many many others have found a way round it applying to them.

In L2 clubs can spend 55% of the clubs turnover on wages.

This injection of equity should be banned as it is blatantly cheating the system in place to stop clubs overspening on wages, hence having the FFP/SCMP in the first place.
Basically the "injection of equity" is an excuse for getting round the SCMP, sponsorship deals or interest free loans to clubs from members of the board are classed as such.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, July 26, 2019, 14:35:29
The Neville's are probably paying his wages personally
Salford recently announced an "equity injection" in the form of a cash injection from the board about a week ago of £2.4m so that is instantly added to any budget figure they had, which was already huge by L2 comparisons.

Our own Clem Morfuni's quote about him putting £700k to the playing budget would be classed as an "equity injection" also, so we are guilty of the same, just to a much lesser extent.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, July 26, 2019, 14:38:19
It's not within the spirit of the rules.

I'm not fussed myself. I couldn't really care less about what other clubs are doing and I'd be happy if we had a sugar daddy (with caveats). My only real gripe about them as a club is a personal one because we'll have to compete with their spending this season at least.

What really bugs me is that the press lauds it up as a fairytale story of a small club rising up despite the odds. That just is not the case.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, July 26, 2019, 14:43:00
What really bugs me is that the press lauds it up as a fairytale story of a small club rising up despite the odds. That just is not the case.
How very Bournemouth.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: RobertT on Friday, July 26, 2019, 14:45:39
Equity injections are fine, much better than the obviously fake Sponsorship deals and certainly a lot better than Director's loans.  At least in these instances the money goes into the business and is never added to a debt pile for the day the club runs out of cash - like Bury.  They are essentially taking a long term gamble - invest their personal money into the club, show they can use their years of footballing experience and create something of value down the road.  It's a much better financed version of Power.  Personally, I think they'd do their brand more positive impact if they could build the club up using younger talent, but if they want to give their money away, fine by me.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Trashbat? on Friday, July 26, 2019, 14:56:17
I can't get my head round the Salford thing, the only endgame I can see is trying to do a Bournemouth and get premiership money. As surely those directors despite how deep their pockets are, don't want to be stuck in L1 or the Championship for years on end paying out big wages.



Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, July 26, 2019, 14:56:21
The fact that Salford, who get gates of at least half of what we do can pay players probably 4 or 5 times what we can means that FFP isn't working.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, July 26, 2019, 15:10:14
The fact that Salford, who get gates of at least half of what we do can pay players probably 4 or 5 times what we can means that FFP isn't working.
I agree.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: singingiiiffy on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 19:27:21
city getting another massive fee, Webster for £20 million. they have been raking it in last few seasons and improving their league position still with re-investment.

Power must be kicking himself- there is such massive money floating around in the top 2 leagues now and average players going for top dollar. no wonder all these clubs are busting a bollock to try and get there. i miss the days when we had assets (doughty the only one). league 2 sides very rarely do though its usually old players on the way down or loan players.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 11:38:57
Pochettino getting grumpy about his lack of input into Spurs' transfers "May as well just call me a coach, I'm not a manager here"

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jul/30/pochettino-spurs-job-title-tranfers-real-madrid-gareth-bale


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 11:55:27
If only Man U had waited...mwhaha


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 14:06:00
city getting another massive fee, Webster for £20 million. they have been raking it in last few seasons and improving their league position still with re-investment.

Power must be kicking himself- there is such massive money floating around in the top 2 leagues now and average players going for top dollar. no wonder all these clubs are busting a bollock to try and get there. i miss the days when we had assets (doughty the only one). league 2 sides very rarely do though its usually old players on the way down or loan players.

Well, apart from the fact that they are making massive losses that Lansdown is having to cover every year and are in huge debt to him personally.  That fee will probably not cover their losses for the season.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 17:41:49
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/49155763

Imagine if this was the striker we signed!
I see Oldham have signed a team of French and beyond players - Reg will have fun that team


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: RedRag on Thursday, August 1, 2019, 08:56:31
Equity injections are fine, much better than the obviously fake Sponsorship deals and certainly a lot better than Director's loans.  At least in these instances the money goes into the business and is never added to a debt pile for the day the club runs out of cash - like Bury.  They are essentially taking a long term gamble - invest their personal money into the club, show they can use their years of footballing experience and create something of value down the road.  It's a much better financed version of Power.  Personally, I think they'd do their brand more positive impact if they could build the club up using younger talent, but if they want to give their money away, fine by me.

Agreed.


It seems entirely reasonable to be able to invest in the equity of your club and so be permitted to sign more expensive players.  Risk:Reward with your own money is surely legitimate.  This isn't communist China.

The "evil" of clubs going bust, sacking backroom staff and shafting creditors need not thereby become more likely, as with glory chairmen borrowing on behalf of the club and risking little of their own money. 

Clubs can become subject to manipulation of course, eg losing a ground due to bank foreclosure or even conflict of interest deals with owner-connected parties.  Not sure how the FL rules work there - or for that matter the extent to which STFC might be covering Clem M's investment risk?


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, August 1, 2019, 11:17:11
Just noticed that Matt Mills has pitched up at FGR to join his brother. Both Swindon boys, must mean that they have more Swindon-born players than we do...

Matt was an excellent CB a few years ago as well, if he's still in decent shape that seems like a cracker of a signing.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, August 1, 2019, 11:53:55
Just noticed that Matt Mills has pitched up at FGR to join his brother. Both Swindon boys, must mean that they have more Swindon-born players than we do...

Matt was an excellent CB a few years ago as well, if he's still in decent shape that seems like a cracker of a signing.
33 now and played under Phil Brown at Pune City in India as his last club. I'm sure that will have finished him off.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Power to people on Thursday, August 1, 2019, 12:46:45
I can't get my head round the Salford thing, the only endgame I can see is trying to do a Bournemouth and get premiership money. As surely those directors despite how deep their pockets are, don't want to be stuck in L1 or the Championship for years on end paying out big wages.



I suspect their aim is to rise up the leagues as quickly as they can, the higher they rise the bigger crowds will turn up, more sponsorship money etc and with the 92 boys there they will always get the exposure and while Neville, Giggs, Beckham & Butt are happy to throw money their way you can only see them rising and you would expect them to be able to afford a better class of player than a lot of other teams.

While they are winning its all fun, but if they start to hit a stick patch in L2 where it looks like they are not going to go up it will be interesting, I think they have banked on promotion this season to L1.

Their wage bill must be at least treble that of a 'normal' L2 team.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Private Fraser on Thursday, August 1, 2019, 12:53:37
Villa sign the wonderfully named Marvelous Nakamba. 


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, August 1, 2019, 14:25:50
33 now and played under Phil Brown at Pune City in India as his last club. I'm sure that will have finished him off.

Having gone to school with Matt Mills, reading your post has made me realise I'm now in the "over the hill" for footballers age group.

Fuck.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, August 1, 2019, 14:28:17
I'm 41 now and I feel really old when some managers (ie. Richie Wellens) are younger than me!


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: flammableBen on Thursday, August 1, 2019, 14:44:34
Has any player ever made their pro (or any level really) debut at the age of 35, in the face of having absolutely no talent whatever?

I'm starting to think that the dream might be over guys. Maybe we could start a support group.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, August 1, 2019, 14:59:51
Has any player ever made their pro (or any level really) debut at the age of 35, in the face of having absolutely no talent whatever?

I'm starting to think that the dream might be over guys. Maybe we could start a support group.

I think if you hadn't been found by the time you were 22/23 then there's little hope of making a career out of football.

However, you could still have a chance at International level as this guy was 35 before playing for Norway, although I imagine he had a bit of footballing ability.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kjell_Moe


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Tails on Thursday, August 1, 2019, 15:34:30
Having gone to school with Matt Mills, reading your post has made me realise I'm now in the "over the hill" for footballers age group.

Fuck.

Two bradon forest alumni in FGR's team. Wheres Michael Pook when you need him, could go for the hat trick


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, August 1, 2019, 15:38:48
Has any player ever made their pro (or any level really) debut at the age of 35, in the face of having absolutely no talent whatever?

I'm starting to think that the dream might be over guys. Maybe we could start a support group.

Rod Stewart?


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, August 1, 2019, 15:42:05
Two bradon forest alumni in FGR's team. Wheres Michael Pook when you need him, could go for the hat trick

Get Billy Bodin back on loan too.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Thursday, August 1, 2019, 15:44:34
Bradon Forrest Green Rovers?


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Super Hans on Thursday, August 1, 2019, 19:19:33
David Wheater has signed for Oldham.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, August 1, 2019, 19:26:32
Oldham have been busy with 4 new signings in 24 hours, 2 CB's, a LB and a midfielder and only of them isn't English.

David Wheater has signed for a year ending speculation he would sign for Salford.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: pauld on Friday, August 2, 2019, 11:44:57
Oldham have been busy with 4 new signings in 24 hours, 2 CB's, a LB and a midfielder and only of them isn't English.

David Wheater has signed for a year ending speculation he would sign for Salford.
Presumably that also end speculation of the 10k pw contract? (That was him, wasn't it?)


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, August 2, 2019, 11:47:35
Presumably that also end speculation of the 10k pw contract? (That was him, wasn't it?)
That was him, Maybe Salford don't have the funding that has been touted around so far.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 14:23:13
Wayne Rooney signs for derby County


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 14:44:49
Think the Mrs had a say in that....


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 14:58:39
Think the Mrs had a say in that....
Your Mrs has an influence on Wayne Rooney? she isnt a granny is she? :D


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 17:51:16
Purely a money move that one (when isn't it so much now).

Truth is Derby haven't improved much on last season. Watching Huddersfield v them last night, they allowed Derby to win that match. Huddersfield had bags of pace and had the beating of Derby, whenever they played a threaded ball. Yet they decided not to and spent a lot of time looking at best like a top L1 side. Their shape was poor too. Pritchard was sucked in centrally way too often when there was bags of space out left.

I don't see Derby making top six. They're throwing a load of money at it (again) on the hope of going up. Yes Lawrence scored an exceptional individual goal but the first was a gift.

No doubt Sky will now spend a season wanking over DCFC, again. Now that Rooney will be joining. Fuck me they can spend the next five months building it up "Rooney's Return" or some other bollocks.

Yes, I dislike DCFC.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 19:20:14
Your Mrs has an influence on Wayne Rooney? she isnt a granny is she? :D

I think my mrs would rather have a go on his mrs than him to be honest.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 19:21:23
Purely a money move that one (when isn't it so much now).

Truth is Derby haven't improved much on last season. Watching Huddersfield v them last night, they allowed Derby to win that match. Huddersfield had bags of pace and had the beating of Derby, whenever they played a threaded ball. Yet they decided not to and spent a lot of time looking at best like a top L1 side. Their shape was poor too. Pritchard was sucked in centrally way too often when there was bags of space out left.

I don't see Derby making top six. They're throwing a load of money at it (again) on the hope of going up. Yes Lawrence scored an exceptional individual goal but the first was a gift.

No doubt Sky will now spend a season wanking over DCFC, again. Now that Rooney will be joining. Fuck me they can spend the next five months building it up "Rooney's Return" or some other bollocks.

Yes, I dislike DCFC.

Doubt he will be on the £85k per week he is in at DC.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 19:34:18
Fleetwood sign Ched Evans


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Frigby Daser on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 19:41:12
Lots of striker moves today. Should free up some options and allow transfer “chains” to complete.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 20:54:01
Doubt he will be on the £85k per week he is in at DC.

I don't know mate. Likely lots of "add-ons" that will favour the Rooney team. Mel Morris has done this to expose Derby to a more worldwide brand. He's a good businessman (person/whatever) and I imagine him to either sell up or sell a large chunk of the club if he manages to get Derby back in the Premier League. I just don't think they are as good as Leeds, Bristol City, West Brom, Fulham, Middlesboro, Cardiff and more.

Having said that...if they did go up I only see them being a yo-yo club. Don't get me wrong, the set up at DCFC is Premier League ready but there is something that just isn't falling in to place because a club with that set up should be aiming for autos each season, not sneaking in via the POs.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 10:29:38
Massimo Luongo signing for Sheffield Wednesday.

Do we get a sell on i wonder?


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 10:33:52
Massimo Luongo signing for Sheffield Wednesday.

Do we get a sell on i wonder?
You would imagine so. Will be interesting to see what kind of fee is involved.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 10:34:13
Undisclosed


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Saxondale on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 11:59:19
I wondered why he wasn't in the QPR squad on Saturday.  He was an ever present for them last season. 


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 12:06:40
Undisclosed

Bit over £3m apparently, so not big money - 12 months left on his contract.

Although other sources saying actually much less as QPR need him off the wage bill. So who knows.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 23:40:26
Massimo Luongo signing for Sheffield Wednesday.

Do we get a sell on i wonder?

Didn’t Power do a sneaky bit of business by including him as the nominal makeweight alongside Gladwin, so that we wouldn’t have to pay Spurs what would have been due on Luongo? Doubt he can pull off a sell-on again in those circumstances.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 09:05:55
Charlie Austin in talks with WBA and, allegedly, the slave traders


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Saxondale on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 09:06:38
Please go to the baggies.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Sippo on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 10:14:41
Surprised no Prem club would be interested? Too much of a risk due to injuries?


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Leggett on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 10:15:50
Please go to the baggies.

Seconded.  :(


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 10:38:50
Will not join City


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Power to people on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 13:30:05
I don't believe that Nathan Thompson has got himself a club as yet, that seems to have backfired after leaving pompey saying he wanted a move to the championship and now he is without a club


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 13:35:38
I don't believe that Nathan Thompson has got himself a club as yet, that seems to have backfired after leaving pompey saying he wanted a move to the championship and now he is without a club

:Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: reeves4england on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 14:21:16
Will not join City
West Brom for £4m it seems. Bargain if he stays fit.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Frigby Daser on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 14:32:14
I don't believe that Nathan Thompson has got himself a club as yet, that seems to have backfired after leaving pompey saying he wanted a move to the championship and now he is without a club

After all he did for our club, let’s hope he does find a good move. He’ll be in demand after the window as a free agent.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Exiled Bob on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 14:49:11
After all he did for our club, let’s hope he does find a good move. He’ll be in demand after the window as a free agent.
Isn't he a free agent already?


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: tans on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 15:13:19
Isn't he a free agent already?

Correct


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 15:19:01
Isn't he a free agent already?

I think what Frigby is saying that, once the window has closed, clubs that failed to sign a RB will be looking to those that are out of contract. Such as Thompson.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 15:49:40
I'm convinced Thompson to Bristol City was thwarted by fam angst.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 17:06:29
They loaned a RB from Benfica instead


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 17:11:44
I'm convinced Thompson to Bristol City was thwarted by fam angst.

No chance! Now if it was Arsenal.....


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 18:07:54
No chance! Now if it was Arsenal.....

Haha. What a typo.

Unbelievably, I understood the reference.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Super Hans on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 18:13:52
Brizzle started off the day thinking they were getting Nketiah from Arsenal. End up with Benik Afobe and selling Marlon Pack to Cardiff.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 19:51:36
Brizzle started off the day thinking they were getting Nketiah from Arsenal. End up with Benik Afobe and selling Marlon Pack to Cardiff.
Maybe a better deal upfront to be fair


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Super Hans on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 19:56:53
Maybe a better deal upfront to be fair
Don't know much about Nketiah but Adobe's a shite cart horse.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 20:06:23
Don't know much about Nketiah but Adobe's a shite cart horse.

Fucking brilliant on FIFA 11 though  ;)


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: pauld on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 20:28:49
Don't know much about Nketiah but Adobe's a shite cart horse.
Makes great photo-editing software though :)


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 20:38:38
Don't know much about Nketiah but Adobe's a shite cart horse.
A cart horse with a goal scoring record most would be proud of. Don't let a shit year at Stoke and the fact its a City signing cloud your judgement


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 20:52:01
Makes great photo-editing software though :)

At first I was like "wtf is Nketiah Photo Editor?!" and then the very fucking obvious penny dropped  :pint:


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Super Hans on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 21:09:25
Makes great photo-editing software though :)
Damn auto-correct.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 21:17:02
Don't know much about Nketiah but Adobe's a shite cart horse.

I always think of Central American mud brick shit houses...

(https://cdn.hswstatic.com/gif/adobe-construction2.jpg)


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 22:07:00
I always think of Central American mud brick shit houses...

(https://cdn.hswstatic.com/gif/adobe-construction2.jpg)

Those Cob houses are mighty strong though. Literal 'built like  brick shit 'ouse!'.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, August 9, 2019, 09:34:14
Those Cob houses are mighty strong though. Literal 'built like  brick shit 'ouse!'.

I was sat musing on the meaning of life in a replica Iron Age round house last weekend.... this design hung around in England for about 3000 years largely unaltered, from the Neolithic through the Bronze Age.  They did things slightly differently in Scotland, where you can find Neolithic long houses, wheel houses and brochs. Years ago I went to Skara Brae, truly wonderful, but now sadly in danger of disappearing due to climate change sea level rising.

Earlier in the summer I was up on Dartmoor, in amongst the unique landscape of reaves and Bronze age hut circles, widely thought to have been abandoned around 1600 BC, due to climate change perhaps brought on by a catastophic event, and never re-inhabited.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: @mwooly63 on Friday, August 9, 2019, 10:47:59
I was sat musing on the meaning of life in a replica Iron Age round house last weekend.... this design hung around in England for about 3000 years largely unaltered, from the Neolithic through the Bronze Age.  They did things slightly differently in Scotland, where you can find Neolithic long houses, wheel houses and brochs. Years ago I went to Skara Brae, truly wonderful, but now sadly in danger of disappearing due to climate change sea level rising.

Earlier in the summer I was up on Dartmoor, in amongst the unique landscape of reaves and Bronze age hut circles, widely thought to have been abandoned around 1600 BC, due to climate change perhaps brought on by a catastophic event, and never re-inhabited.

Dartmoor is littered with hut circles, cairns , stone rows  and more besides. Plenty of later abandoned buildings and mines too. Harsh old landscape that


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, August 9, 2019, 11:01:47
Dartmoor is littered with hut circles, cairns , stone rows  and more besides. Plenty of later abandoned buildings and mines too. Harsh old landscape that

From memory, you've done a few of your walks down there....  it is a landscape to take seriously.


Title: Re: The not STFC transfer rumours thread
Post by: @mwooly63 on Friday, August 9, 2019, 13:25:50
From memory, you've done a few of your walks down there....  it is a landscape to take seriously.

Yes usually spend a couple of weeks on the moor. Love it on there but can be a merciless bitch