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Title: What we saying today then
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Monday, June 28, 2021, 08:56:54
New Manager
Player announcement
New Chairman
Staff announcement
Fuck all

Could be a huge day/week this week so what do we think we will hear about today


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, June 28, 2021, 08:59:15
I reckon there will be murmerings today but tomorrow will be when some explosive news happens.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, June 28, 2021, 09:06:46
I suspect very little today - Helps build the tension and anxiety.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: 4D on Monday, June 28, 2021, 09:14:00
New away kit?


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, June 28, 2021, 09:14:28
New groundsman?


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Nemo on Monday, June 28, 2021, 09:16:17
Power Lounge opening night VIP tickets go on sale?


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 28, 2021, 09:19:38
fuck all until tomorrow/Wednesday/Thursday


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, June 28, 2021, 09:19:44
Town target signs for someone else?


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, June 28, 2021, 09:22:45
fuck all until tomorrow/Wednesday/Thursday
You know life isn't always a Craig David song!  ;D


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, June 28, 2021, 09:39:27
I don't think we will hear anything until Wednesday or Thursday.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: jevs on Monday, June 28, 2021, 16:38:50
I don't think we will hear anything until Wednesday or Thursday.

Is there any particular reason that we aren't hearing something reassuring from Clem Morfuni - even if it's brief and cliched (bear with me, better days are coming etc)? So far all we've had is a handful of indicators that something has changed but all we have is some positive seeming ITKers for reassurance set against a mass exodus.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Monday, June 28, 2021, 16:40:26
Is there any particular reason that we aren't hearing something reassuring from Clem Morfuni - even if it's brief and cliched (bear with me, better days are coming etc)? So far all we've had is a handful of indicators that something has changed but all we have is some positive seeming ITKers for reassurance set against a mass exodus.
I amagine Clem will have signed a NDA until transfer of shares is complete


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, June 28, 2021, 16:40:59
Is there any particular reason that we aren't hearing something reassuring from Clem Morfuni - even if it's brief and cliched (bear with me, better days are coming etc)? So far all we've had is a handful of indicators that something has changed but all we have is some positive seeming ITKers for reassurance set against a mass exodus.

He's too busy having multiple photos taken with his scarf over his head outside and around the CG.   :hmmm:

or what Shrivvy said. (I was thinking the same but wasn't sure if it would be part of a takeover, makes sense if one is required)

Before anyone says anything, that comment was a joke! I am not an ITK!


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, June 28, 2021, 16:41:11
If Clem says the wrong thing it might be used by Power to slow things down.

It's best he stays absolutely shtum until everything is confirmed. It's just not worth the risk.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Frigby Daser on Monday, June 28, 2021, 16:46:11
Iíd imagine weíve not heard anything because until there is an agreement in place, itís not certain he will take over. This is about more than just signing a share transfer. He has to find out what he is buying (easier said than done) and then negotiate the terms of the transfer - eg, who takes the risk of gremlins that come out with another £1m liability in 6 monthsí time that was not disclosed. Answer - probably Morfuni, because Power wonít foot the bill, which means Morfuni has to take even more time to look for those gremlinsÖ.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: jevs on Monday, June 28, 2021, 16:50:39
If Clem says the wrong thing it might be used by Power to slow things down.

It's best he stays absolutely shtum until everything is confirmed. It's just not worth the risk.

Fair enough all, I hope you're all correct, it's that straightforward and we do actually have a pause in the game of wankers pass the parcel that STFC ownership has been. I get NDAs covering the terms of a deal, or the state of the accounts etc but why it would cover that there is a change when there are so many leaks into the public domain I have no clue but nothing should surprise I suppose.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, June 28, 2021, 17:09:59
I imagine he is just waiting for the materials for the Town End bar to be delivered, then its full steam ahead.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 04:27:32
According to the Trust itís likely to take 2 weeks to get things done.

If that means no manager and no signings til then I reckon weíre going to struggle.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 06:24:12
I understood it as up to 2 weeks but hopefully sooner.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 06:31:09
Can no decisions on anything be made until then?

At least the 2 signings we have made are solid. No problems there.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 07:50:39
Can no decisions on anything be made until then?

At least the 2 signings we have made are solid. No problems there.

They havenít thrown in the towel yet either? Wow, maybe things are looking up.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 08:18:38
I think '2 weeks' is just the trust being cautious.


Title: What we saying today then
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 09:07:59
Quote
I understood it as up to 2 weeks but hopefully sooner.
that's what they said.

But what i didn't hear them say was when the process started.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 09:11:36
Can no decisions on anything be made until then?

At least the 2 signings we have made are solid. No problems there.

This is it isn't it? If we are completely stuck until the whole process is over - lets assume 14 days from today then that's w/c 12th July and we're deep into pre-season where team bonding and fitness are almost certainly crucial. You would hope that we might be able to get a manager and players in but who signs off the contracts and the budgets for these players etc?

Of course the timing isn't ideal but at least on the face of it, July is better than September. We'd be in a right pickle if we couldn't do much until then!!


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 09:16:26
let's hope it's over in the next few days, not 2 weeks

every day from here is a day lost to our rivals.

hopefully recruitment is ongoing behind the scenes on the assumption it will unblock soon. That does assume the manager and/or DoF are lined up now though


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 09:23:17
I think I remember Clem saying weeks ago that he already had scouts in place looking for players


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 09:27:53
Iíve noticed your avatar has become very popular with people!


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 09:29:44
I think I remember Clem saying weeks ago that he already had scouts in place looking for players

I suspect this is Ben Chorley's job?


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 09:29:56
Iíve noticed your avatar has become very popular with people!

I popped on Twitter the other day and it was everywhere.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 09:37:34
There is absolutely no way they are not talking to managers players etc behind the scenes ready to


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 09:45:18
No doubt. But talking is no fucking good if they canít actually do anything. Players arenít going to hang on if there are other choices available to them.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: leftside on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 09:46:42
If Iíd been told six weeks ago that there was a good chance weíd have a new owner in place by mid-July, I would have breathed a huge sigh of relief.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: jevs on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 09:59:51
I suspect this is Ben Chorley's job?

Have we heard anything from Michael Standing at all? Is he likely to have an ongoing relationship with the club? As a football agent it could be that he sees a route to his money back through a working relationship here.

His objectives have aligned with Morfuni's in an enemy of my enemy manner to date we assume, but I guess some of the £6 million debt/debenture is/could be due to him? What happens there? There still seems a lot to potentially go wrong.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 10:05:06
No doubt. But talking is no fucking good if they canít actually do anything. Players arenít going to hang on if there are other choices available to them.
Players and managers will not mind waiting 2 weeks if we are offerring the best deal to them. If we are not then it doesn't matter anyway


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 10:07:12
Players and managers will not mind waiting 2 weeks if we are offerring the best deal to them. If we are not then it doesn't matter anyway

It's Swindon Town.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 10:11:53
Can no decisions on anything be made until then?

At least the 2 signings we have made are solid. No problems there.
They haven't actually signed yet just pre contracts, they can't sign properly until 1st July so can still back out if they wish to.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 10:13:10
Players and managers will not mind waiting 2 weeks if we are offerring the best deal to them. If we are not then it doesn't matter anyway

This is why I don't get the 'we just have to stay up' mindset.

Yes, we are at a disadvantage and we should not expect promotion as a result. But if Clem's genuine then the manager should have a decent budget to work with and be able to put together a reasonable squad by the time the season starts, with more to fill in later. We should still be able to put together a better squad than quite a few other teams in this league, albeit it with less time to prepare and some of the manager's first choices would already be taken (which is usually the case anyway)

Some people act as though we'd be operating on a threadbare squad of shit players and youths throughout the season. I don't get it, why would that be? I expect the manager to show he has what it takes to get us promoted in the 22/23 season, and just staying above the dotted line won't cut it.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: flammableBen on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 10:20:04
It's taking Clem long enough to get this takeover sorted, what signs are there he'll be more competent at staff recruitment or any other aspects of running the club? 


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 10:21:46
Some feedback from the Trust on our accounts. Most has already been covered but thought I would share anyway.

https://truststfc.tv/stfc-accounts-review-year-ending-may-2020/

re this bit - Profit of c£0.6m in 2019 was recognised as turnover in 2019, which has been reclassified as an admin expense (due to lack of detail, this is hard to explain at this point, but does appear quite odd)

Is it possible that this could be 'fiddling the books' and could potentially get the club in trouble? Or merely some kind of allowed accounting adjustment?


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 10:45:14
Surely fiddling the books is nothing to do with club, per se. Itís the fiddler.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 10:54:28
Surely fiddling the books is nothing to do with club, per se. Itís the fiddler.

I've no idea, hence my question. You are probably right but we've been caught out in the past as a club financially haven't we?


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 11:04:09
Some feedback from the Trust on our accounts. Most has already been covered but thought I would share anyway.

https://truststfc.tv/stfc-accounts-review-year-ending-may-2020/

re this bit - Profit of c£0.6m in 2019 was recognised as turnover in 2019, which has been reclassified as an admin expense (due to lack of detail, this is hard to explain at this point, but does appear quite odd)

Is it possible that this could be 'fiddling the books' and could potentially get the club in trouble? Or merely some kind of allowed accounting adjustment?

I'm no expert, but generally disposal of assets is a balance sheet transaction, not one that hits the profit and loss account.

Would 2019 coincide with the Highworth training ground? Could be something to do with that. £600k is a lot of money to "lose".

Without full details it's difficult to tell, but I'd hypothesise that something was sold for less than book value. Originally the sale price could've been accounted for as income, ignoring the loss, but has since (correctly) been restated as a cost due to it being sold for less than it was acquired.

Did the club by the land for the training ground, or did Power?


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Exiled Bob on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 12:50:40
My understanding was that Power bought the land and the club would pay a "peppercorn rent" for using it.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 13:13:38
I haven't got time to look now, but pretty sure on the training ground planning application the club were the applicant, but they served formal notice on Lee Power as landowner - I vaguely recall this may have changed during the determination process.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 13:15:20
Wouldn't it be funny if Power cocked up and accidentally gave the land to Clem as well?


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 13:29:41
I'm no expert, but generally disposal of assets is a balance sheet transaction, not one that hits the profit and loss account.

Would 2019 coincide with the Highworth training ground? Could be something to do with that. £600k is a lot of money to "lose".

Without full details it's difficult to tell, but I'd hypothesise that something was sold for less than book value. Originally the sale price could've been accounted for as income, ignoring the loss, but has since (correctly) been restated as a cost due to it being sold for less than it was acquired.

Did the club by the land for the training ground, or did Power?

That's what I'd presume - the correction is to ensure the Accounts are as accurate as possible given what would be available to the new owner to identify any issues.  Something was booked wrong in 2019 (very wrong) and it's clearly obvious given the info that had to be disclosed, so it has now been corrected while they have the chance.  Same goes for the Transfer fee received which was booked as a Directors Loan account transaction.  You do not accidently get that wrong, but you can correct it.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Ardiles on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 13:38:23
I'm no expert, but generally disposal of assets is a balance sheet transaction, not one that hits the profit and loss account.

To a point.  But when the carrying value of the asset being disposed differs from the value realised on disposal, it will generate a profit/(loss) on disposal that would have to pass through the P&L.  What seems to have happened here, though - and this is such a basic error that it's difficult to believe those involved weren't incompetent or dishonest - is the P&L effect was posted through the Revenue line.  That's an accounting howler.  Not surprised it had to be corrected/restated.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 15:32:09
I'm no expert, but generally disposal of assets is a balance sheet transaction, not one that hits the profit and loss account.


Any profit or loss on the disposal would go to the P&L


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 15:43:02
The clock is ticking


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 16:45:13
The clock is ticking

Just need the deal ratified and announcements will be made.
Fingers crossed the Manager confirmed this week.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 16:46:26
Let's hope so Dukey whoever we have lined up!


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 16:47:26
Just need the deal ratified and announcements will be made.
Fingers crossed the Manager confirmed this week.

I assume given the timing its likely to be an unemployed manager and not someone in work like Cooper or Flynn as has been reported/rumoured?


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 16:48:20
A very good ninety minutes to bury news coming up. At least one football club will sneak something out.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 20:58:47
I assume given the timing its likely to be an unemployed manager and not someone in work like Cooper or Flynn as has been reported/rumoured?

Definitely.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 20:59:55
Ricketts maybe


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 21:00:01
Definitely.


Cheers Duke.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 07:52:24


Cheers Duke.

However you look at it we are hopelessly not ready for the season.
Need to get this deal official, approved and then make the announcements.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 08:26:20
However you look at it we are hopelessly not ready for the season.
Need to get this deal official, approved and then make the announcements.

Lets hope its day(s) not weeks then


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: kaufman on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 08:26:58
Given that the trust seem to think any decisions on staff appointments canít be made until the deal is complete, letís hope if the manager is announced this week, thatíll mean the deal for the club will also be completed.
Ricketts is a good shout. My brain hurts trying to figure out who Clem would want as boss.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 08:39:04
Somebody with Caddis as assistant.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Ardiles on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 09:06:01
I'm convinced that Ricketts will manage us at some point.  Too many Swindon connections to be able to avoid us forever!


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Posh Red on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 09:12:18
Still have a feeling that it might be Tisdale, has been linked with us so often and is local.

That said Holloway has been linked so often too, and itís never happened


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 09:37:40
I don't think it will be Ricketts, Tisdale or Holloway, I think we will be somewhat underwhelmed by the first appointment, just something in my water. Just a gut feeling. Probaby be a manager who most fans will say "should have stuck with McGreal".


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 09:45:10
Isnít it more like Ďhe should have stuck with usí? Will we ever know what went on.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 09:57:37
Isnít it more like Ďhe should have stuck with usí? Will we ever know what went on.
The thing is McGreal was sold a club with Power in charge, working with his mate Jewell and told that he will have untold riches to sign players. Then all of a sudden thats all taken away from him. First his mate Jewell goes then the transfer budget disappears totally and then the takeover happens(or will), leaving him with no Power, no Jewell and no budget, almost overnight.

I fully understand him leaving.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:07:46
The thing is McGreal was sold a club with Power in charge, working with his mate Jewell and told that he will have untold riches to sign players. Then all of a sudden thats all taken away from him. First his mate Jewell goes then the transfer budget disappears totally and then the takeover happens(or will), leaving him with no Power, no Jewell and no budget, almost overnight.

I fully understand him leaving.

I suspect we will never know the real reason, for McGreal to come out and say what happened (if your summary is broadly correct) he is going to look a very naive fool.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:09:07
The thing is McGreal was sold a club with Power in charge, working with his mate Jewell and told that he will have untold riches to sign players. Then all of a sudden thats all taken away from him. First his mate Jewell goes then the transfer budget disappears totally and then the takeover happens(or will), leaving him with no Power, no Jewell and no budget, almost overnight.

I fully understand him leaving.

ďI fully understand him leavingď I think most on here do too. Hopefully heíll never get to ďrunĒ another football club again and that McGreal and his assistant get a decent gig somewhere else.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:13:57
I suspect we will never know the real reason, for McGreal to come out and say what happened (if your summary is broadly correct) he is going to look a very naive fool.
I wouldn't say a fool, he was brought to the club under false pretenses by a close friend who too was led up the garden path by a mate who owned a club without any way of funding it.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:18:56
I predict the new man will be unveiled today!


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:23:56
I predict the new man will be unveiled today!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hamKl-su8PE


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:26:45
Christ! Itís not Karl Robinson, is it?


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:30:42
Christ! Itís not Karl Robinson, is it?
Rule nobody out....


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:33:50
However you look at it we are hopelessly not ready for the season.
Need to get this deal official, approved and then make the announcements.

Oh I absolutely accept that. This season will be a challenge based on preparation but I'm still hopeful that we'll be bringing in a calibre of player that can lay the foundations for a proper go at promotion next season.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:35:24
Rule nobody out....

Steve Evans  ;)


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:36:28
I wonder if the ĎMcGreal 6í are still knocking about?


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:36:37
I don't think it will be Ricketts, Tisdale or Holloway, I think we will be somewhat underwhelmed by the first appointment, just something in my water. Just a gut feeling. Probaby be a manager who most fans will say "should have stuck with McGreal".

I think given the timeline we're really going to have to 'make do' and if the appointment is underwhelming then so be it.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: MangoRed on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:45:01
Tisdale, surely. Local and knows the divisions.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 11:50:35
Tisdale, surely. Local and knows the divisions.

Thankfully not.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: kaufman on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 12:03:37
Can you give us mere mortals a clue please Banbury?
I might make the next few days more interesting


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: MangoRed on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 12:08:42
Can you give us mere mortals a clue please Banbury?
I might make the next few days more interesting

Is Banbury saying that Clem has a manager who's out of work currently ready to come in?


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 12:39:13
Is Banbury saying that Clem has a manager who's out of work currently ready to come in?

Yes


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 12:41:15
If it's somebody that Clem agreed on a while back, you'd hope they will already have players lined up. They might even have contracts agreed to and ready to be signed.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Exiled Bob on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 12:43:52
Are we to understand that the Duke of Banbury has taken over the role of official TownEnd ITKer?


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 12:44:11
Quote from: Flashheart
If it's somebody that Clem agreed on a while back, you'd hope they will already have players lined up. They might even have contracts agreed to and ready to be signed.

I wonder how much of that changed when McGreal was appointed?

Anyway, I guess whoever it is will be working on that now


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: tans on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 12:45:25
Tim Cahill ;)


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: tans on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 12:45:43
Tansmedia exclusive


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: MangoRed on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 12:46:26
If it's somebody that Clem agreed on a while back, you'd hope they will already have players lined up. They might even have contracts agreed to and ready to be signed.


Thinking back, the trust in their most recent Facebook update I beleive alluded to deals/players being ready/looked at once all is finalised.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: kaufman on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 13:07:26
I mentioned this point a couple of pages back which is why Banburyís comments are rattling around my head.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 13:48:32
Are we to understand that the Duke of Banbury has taken over the role of official TownEnd ITKer?

Duke has always been the GOAT when it comes to actually ITK. Just subtle with it.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: ThreeDrawsMentality on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 13:49:38
Times like now where I wish we had the Adver at the same levels it was 2006-2013 where we'd receive regular updates on the goings on of our takeover sagas. Know it's not possible anymore due to the lack of funding Newsquest assign to the sports desk.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 13:50:46
The Duke has always been one of the best connected fans and posters on the TEF, I trust him 100%.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 13:53:05
Times like now where I wish we had the Adver at the same levels it was 2006-2013 where we'd receive regular updates on the goings on of our takeover sagas. Know it's not possible anymore due to the lack of funding Newsquest assign to the sports desk.

Not forgetting NDAís and the small matter of Sub-juice.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 13:56:56
Come on Swindon.

This week has been excellent for English football so far - let's make it even better.

Announcements, please.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 14:56:52
Quote from: tans
Tim Cahill ;)

Harold Bishops ghost as his assistant


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Townend80 on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 15:01:21
PDC


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 15:06:05
The Duke has always been one of the best connected fans and posters on the TEF, I trust him 100%.

As you know JJ if Duke reveals anything it's usually spot on


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 15:38:37
I would be very, very surprised if the building blocks for next season were not being cemented in place on TOP of the foundation that Clem has already outlined in his recent interviews. I would wager that he was as certain as he could be that heíd get control of the club sooner rather than later. To leave it until later (whenever that transpired and certainly not September after the Power v Standing court case) would have dire consequences for the plans, hopes and aspirations he has for this club. Revisit the interviews if you need confirmation of the direction of travel he has embarked upon.

As has been mentioned and I think alluded to by Clem too is he has backers who will propel the club at the appropriate times with the monies it needs in a managed and Iím sure sustainable way. Therefore the wheels in the first chapter of Clems reign are turning NOW, the legal paperwork takes a bit of time but those ready to take the driving seat know time is of the essence and it will be pushed as hard as it can to be ready to walk straight in to SN1 the moment they get the keys and put new locks in the doors. That is why the Supermarine game was put back and that I sure is why McGreal and his assistant resigned theyíre not the anointed ones. Itís happening, it really is, just be patient.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 16:25:38
Maybe this supposed hold up with the takeover is why McGreal legged it. Didnít want to be in charge of a team with hardly any players and forced to play the kids. Much like what happened to Bolton when they got tonked every week.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 16:44:22
Maybe this supposed hold up with the takeover is why McGreal legged it. Didnít want to be in charge of a team with hardly any players and forced to play the kids. Much like what happened to Bolton when they got tonked every week.

What supposed hold up, everyone ITK has suggested it will happen sometime this week, has that now changed?

EDIT - Seen other thread now, as you were.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: THE FLASH on Thursday, July 1, 2021, 12:37:52
As most people know...buying a house is a ballache with delays etc...this will drag on for a bit im sure.


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Townend80 on Thursday, July 1, 2021, 13:27:41
Thinking new ownership and of course a new manager is miles away yet

Certainly when it comes to ownership, donít think weíll see a new owner until September. This is personal with Lee power. Sabotage


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Batch on Thursday, July 1, 2021, 13:48:56
and the club could fall

but Power has a lot of cash tied up in this. so maybe not


Title: Re: What we saying today then
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Thursday, July 1, 2021, 14:50:18
We could be the next Bury