Agents a less common sight at the County Ground

Agents a less common sight at the County Ground

Agents a less common sight at the County Ground

First published in Sport Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

THE AMOUNT Swindon Town pay to use of agents in conducting transfer deal has decreased since last year according to figures provided by the Football League.

Under the stewardships of previous chairmen Ged McRory and Martin King, whose ownerships spanned the last sample period, Town spent £128,326.

Last season that was down £89,741, a drop of nearly £40,000. That’s despite there being 13 more ‘transactions’ (a new signing, new contract, cancelled deals, or loan) through the club last term than in the season before.

Town’s spend is about average for the division. The biggest spenders on agents were champions Wolves, who spent more than £500,000. With near rivals Bristol City also splashing with more £300,000 on middle-men.

Shrewsbury Town, who were relegated, were the smallest spenders paying no fees whatsoever and Crewe were not far off that laying out a tiny £6,066.

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5:54am Fri 29 Aug 14

Redhouse Red says...

Whose Ged?
Whose Ged? Redhouse Red
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7:35am Fri 29 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

So has players
So has players smirg kcab
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7:36am Fri 29 Aug 14

ShearerShearer says...

IMHO this is still too much on parasites who contribute nothing to the game.
Happy to stand corrected if anybody can enlighten me?
IMHO this is still too much on parasites who contribute nothing to the game. Happy to stand corrected if anybody can enlighten me? ShearerShearer
  • Score: 5

8:15am Fri 29 Aug 14

WirralRed says...

Don't faint! it should read 'Last season that was down' TO '£89,741, a drop of nearly £40,000. '

Link:
http://www.football-
league.co.uk/staticF
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181061,00.pdf
Don't faint! it should read 'Last season that was down' TO '£89,741, a drop of nearly £40,000. ' Link: http://www.football- league.co.uk/staticF iles/45/c3/0,,10794~ 181061,00.pdf WirralRed
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8:27am Fri 29 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

Previous chairman Martin King?
Previous chairman Martin King? Oi Den!
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8:43am Fri 29 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

The standard of grammar and factual accuracy since Mr Bassam became sports hack is abysmal beyond belief - Ged McRory ????
The standard of grammar and factual accuracy since Mr Bassam became sports hack is abysmal beyond belief - Ged McRory ???? The Jockster
  • Score: 6

11:47am Fri 29 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

And the fans
And the fans smirg kcab
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11:51am Fri 29 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

The Jockster wrote:
The standard of grammar and factual accuracy since Mr Bassam became sports hack is abysmal beyond belief - Ged McRory ????
it's an anagram of Ged mcrory
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: The standard of grammar and factual accuracy since Mr Bassam became sports hack is abysmal beyond belief - Ged McRory ????[/p][/quote]it's an anagram of Ged mcrory smirg kcab
  • Score: 1

7:26pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

Redhouse Red wrote:
Whose Ged?
His wife's?
[quote][p][bold]Redhouse Red[/bold] wrote: Whose Ged?[/p][/quote]His wife's? Oi Den!
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6:13am Sat 30 Aug 14

North _Swindon_Red says...

Adver will miss Sam Moreshead who's moved on to pastures new ..
Adver will miss Sam Moreshead who's moved on to pastures new .. North _Swindon_Red
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