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« Reply #30 on: Monday, August 24, 2020, 21:02:30 »

He also said it's a good training ground with decent facilities.
Apologies if itís been mentioned but Wellens also said theyíve spent money on the training pitches over Calne so wonít need to chop and change where they train every week. So will be there for the foreseeable future.

That's good on both counts. Some consistency on a training ground is welcome - well at least until our own one gets built :holdingouthope:
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« Reply #31 on: Monday, August 24, 2020, 21:08:18 »

He also said it's a good training ground with decent facilities.
Ive been running around the training pitch the last few weeks. Grass looks great and well maintained, but I still think it will have issues with drainage like last season.  Hmmm
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« Reply #32 on: Monday, August 24, 2020, 21:20:28 »

Ahh, Chang. I've been expecting you  Soapy Tit Wank All relative though isn't it? Cheap might be in terms of what he was earning and to what we may offer. So half of his former wages would be "cheap" comparatively but still enough for him to sign.

Ireland has been quoted as saying he would be happy to play for less, just wants the opportunity to be back playing again.

Regarding your comment though, I actually didn't hear RW say what you said though?!

Would be a shame RE: Benda if he were to roll up at another L1 club.

Vicv Morgan, still can't understand why the hell BBC Local binned him. He's an absolute;y brilliant broadcaster. In terms of locality, BBCWilts lost a quality reporter there. It also could quite easily have been a Zoom call between RW and his Dad, until Hannah popped up but she was equally impressive too.

Wellens needed a tripod/monopod though but yeah, Vic Morgan he just loves live broadcast and as others have said, just so much more direct. Kudos to Wellens seemingly happy to natter for as long as they required with out any feeling of time constraints. Good work all round.


Vic Morgan takes me back to the mid 80's under Macari when I bought the tape of us clinching promotion away at Mansfield and he was commentating with Hogetts
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« Reply #33 on: Monday, August 24, 2020, 22:37:00 »

Get that audio uploaded Q. A great listen, I'm sure. I may have been born but I wouldn't have known much about it. Certainly have absorbed it via the old man though and of course posters on here.
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« Reply #34 on: Monday, August 24, 2020, 22:39:59 »

Get that audio uploaded Q. A great listen, I'm sure. I may have been born but I wouldn't have known much about it. Certainly have absorbed it via the old man though and of course posters on here.

He's a decent guy and used to travel up from Devon on the train for home matches then board the supporters coach for away games
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« Reply #35 on: Monday, August 24, 2020, 22:56:20 »

Summary of what I heard:
- Current squad will struggle
- With 5 good signings we may be able to go for playoffs
- Talked about Shrewsbury spending lots.
- Then reeled off a number of other big clubs with bigger budgets
- Next 2-3 weeks, if we get people in, we will be able to get momentum back
- We lost momentum with several players leaving
- Will cause teams problems
- Goalkeeper arrive tomorrow on loan
- Need backup keeper
- Need 5-6 players
- Isgrove and Woolery: Its getting to the point when we need to get it sorted
- Agreed to sign a player from another club. Just waiting for other club to have a player come in
- Need to pluck out a couple of diamonds like last year
- See Sunderland, Ipswich, Charlton, Hull and Wigan. Plus Peterborough and Portsmouth as clubs who will do well
- Wycombe got promoted as they built over a number of years. Implied on our budget we will need the same
- Looking forward to playing against the big clubs
- Centrebacks and strikers much better in the 1st division. L1 have athletic players who are savvy. L2 have players with no legs or young and quick with no brains.
- No idea on season ticket sales.
- Talked about season ticket holders being able to watch on iFollow. Home teams get to keep money from iFollow.
- Salary cap: How will we be impacted? We wont be near £2.5 million. Flitcroft had more than £2.5 million in L2.
- Cooper, Norwood, Maynard (No - cos he turned Wellens down last year so Wellens wont go back), Pitman. Wellens said the other 3 are good players!
- Donahue will sign for the club. Just an issue that he cant sign a contract until Sept 20th. That's why he hasnt played.
- Trialists: How does it work? The ones we have had have been bodies to fill gaps. Back of our mind is that they aren't good enough. Those who are good enough wont come on trial. Would have signed a trialist goalkeeper, but the financial package was wrong
- 5-6 to bring in: Dont want them all to come at the end of the transfer window. Happy for one if he is a known good player, but want the rest in pretty soon.
- Signings within the next week? Wont name names. Will be a GK tomorrow. Close with an attacking player. Speaking to 2-3 players, but not close. Likely to be loans as they are cheaper.
- Cant afford to buy good players. The ones that are cheap arent good enough
- Loan players: If from Champ, L1 or L2 then we pay approx 50% of wage. If from Prem, its about development. At the end of the season you pay a loan fee to the Prem fee. But that fee reduces for every game they play.
- Wellens sees himself staying as long as the chairman shares the same vision. Feels a debt of gratitude to the club. As long as the club wants him and fuels his ambition he will stay.
- Melksham: A few first team players. Hope, Matt Smith will play tomorrow because they have had less minutes than others. There will be 4-5 first team players.
- Wellens watching Blackpool vs Blackburn tomorrow so wont be at Melksham. Also watching Rochdale too. 
- Hope to Port Vale? Wellens said 'Its a rumour'. Said Hope had done well in pre-season. Wellens not letting any attacking players go until we get someone in. Noone will be leaving yet.



Great to read your write up of an interview again, didn't listen but can't imagine upon reading that you've left much out, top work, thanks.
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« Reply #36 on: Monday, August 24, 2020, 23:04:13 »

Great to read your write up of an interview again, didn't listen but can't imagine upon reading that you've left much out, top work, thanks.
Enjoyed it! Found myself thinking back to the PDC days! 😲
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« Reply #37 on: Monday, August 24, 2020, 23:11:49 »

He's a decent guy and used to travel up from Devon on the train for home matches then board the supporters coach for away games

Oh I know RE: Vic Morgan. Which was even more rubbish when BBC Wilts decided to part ways. As dedicated as a fan but a presenting delivery style that is quite the rarity these days. Especially in regards to Local Radio. Morgan has always had good balance to his presentation yet you still get enough from him to believe in his love for the club.
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« Reply #38 on: Monday, August 24, 2020, 23:25:02 »

I don't do the Facebook. Presumably a brief summary will be posted on this forum?

You donít need a Facebook account to watch.
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« Reply #39 on: Monday, August 24, 2020, 23:28:26 »

Oh I know RE: Vic Morgan. Which was even more rubbish when BBC Wilts decided to part ways. As dedicated as a fan but a presenting delivery style that is quite the rarity these days. Especially in regards to Local Radio. Morgan has always had good balance to his presentation yet you still get enough from him to believe in his love for the club.

I never knew how he got into following Swindon Town I vaguely remember that he went to school in Malmesbury
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« Reply #40 on: Monday, August 24, 2020, 23:32:56 »

Enjoyed it! Found myself thinking back to the PDC days! 😲

They were my bread and butter back then, living and working in France your annotations were how I kept in the loop, thanks again.
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« Reply #41 on: Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 00:26:49 »

You donít need a Facebook account to watch.

Likely not read back but do keep up Wink

Similarly with the Tweety Blue Bird. You don't need an account or be logged in to view. Currently talking about Carabao cup and game schedule management.

So basically, view away sans AssBook account Smiley
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« Reply #42 on: Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 09:26:57 »


Donohue will re-sign but canít before September 20th (unclear why)

Its my mums birthday, that will be it.
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« Reply #43 on: Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 09:58:40 »

makes sense
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« Reply #44 on: Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 10:07:17 »

Its my mums birthday, that will be it.

Then you should tell her to bring her birthday forward.
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