Swindon AdvertiserArchibald-Henville: Carlisle move "seemed like the best thing to do" (From Swindon Advertiser)

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SWINDON TOWN: Archibald-Henville: Carlisle move "seemed like the best thing to do"

Swindon Advertiser: Troy Archibald-Henville has signed a two-year deal with Carlisle United Troy Archibald-Henville has signed a two-year deal with Carlisle United

TROY Archibald-Henville has said his move to Carlisle United was "the best thing to do" after turning down the offer of a pay-as-you-play contract at Swindon Town.

The towering defender penned a two-year deal with the Cumbrians yesterday, ending two years in Wiltshire during which he was plagued by injuries.

However, on his return to the Town first time towards the end of last season, the former Tottenham man became one of the key parts in manager Mark Cooper's side and many fans were disappointed to see him leave.

Speaking about the deal tabled to him by Swindon owner Lee Power, Archibald-Henville said: "It was probably to be expected. I know the way they are trying to run the club now is different to how it was run when I was given my original contract.

"They explained it, and there were some parts I disagreed with, other parts I can maybe understand. There were problems, really, from the start of the offer, and the (offer) from Carlisle got more serious about two weeks ago.

"There were some other options, but this seemed like the best thing to do. It feels good to be back."

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3:37pm Thu 3 Jul 14

swwindon61uk says...

Best of luck Troy and hope you can stay injury free.
Best of luck Troy and hope you can stay injury free. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 8

3:49pm Thu 3 Jul 14

port de soller says...

Just think he forgot totally how much he got on wages when he never played.Do hope he can stay clear of injuries with his new club as I did read they were skint as well and he could be a burden on there budget if he is sidelined and like STFC he has to be paid,question will he pass the medical?????
Just think he forgot totally how much he got on wages when he never played.Do hope he can stay clear of injuries with his new club as I did read they were skint as well and he could be a burden on there budget if he is sidelined and like STFC he has to be paid,question will he pass the medical????? port de soller
  • Score: 4

3:57pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
Best of luck Troy and hope you can stay injury free.
I second that, '61.
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: Best of luck Troy and hope you can stay injury free.[/p][/quote]I second that, '61. Oi Den!
  • Score: 4

5:00pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Stickshaker says...

All the best Troy.
All the best Troy. Stickshaker
  • Score: 5

6:41pm Thu 3 Jul 14

picolo.pete says...

More to the point who are we going to get to replace him at the Moment we have Branco I like & Ward Unfortunately way past his best & a big weak link in Central Defence just blames everybody around him for not covering his arse & there own .
More to the point who are we going to get to replace him at the Moment we have Branco I like & Ward Unfortunately way past his best & a big weak link in Central Defence just blames everybody around him for not covering his arse & there own . picolo.pete
  • Score: 1

9:46pm Thu 3 Jul 14

mancrobin says...

Oi Den! wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
Best of luck Troy and hope you can stay injury free.
I second that, '61.
I'll third it and ironically I am currently sat in the Beehive opposite CUFCs ground.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: Best of luck Troy and hope you can stay injury free.[/p][/quote]I second that, '61.[/p][/quote]I'll third it and ironically I am currently sat in the Beehive opposite CUFCs ground. mancrobin
  • Score: 3

8:03pm Fri 4 Jul 14

bearwoodred says...

shame he's gone - big fan. Appreciate that it's a good deal but if I was a pro I would want to play at the highest level possible - not drop down a league!!! But that's me. I would trust my fitness!
shame he's gone - big fan. Appreciate that it's a good deal but if I was a pro I would want to play at the highest level possible - not drop down a league!!! But that's me. I would trust my fitness! bearwoodred
  • Score: 1

1:33pm Sat 5 Jul 14

itslove says...

if he stayed with us it had to be pay as you go , a contract would not have been good . He injury prone . Good move by stfc for once .
if he stayed with us it had to be pay as you go , a contract would not have been good . He injury prone . Good move by stfc for once . itslove
  • Score: 1

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