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SWINDON TOWN: Bostock open-minded on future

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JOHN Bostock has yet to hold talks regarding a longer stay in Swindon, but the midfielder will go into any discussions with an open mind to either a loan extension or even a permanent switch.

The 20-year-old, out of contract at parent club Tottenham in the summer, has featured eight times since joining the Robins in August and has caught the eye of most Town fans with his brand of attractive, passing football.

In July, former Swindon chairman Jeremy Wray hinted that a move to make Bostock a fixed asset at the County Ground was not out of the question, and the playmaker did not rubbish the idea when it was put to him this week.

However, he stressed that any negotiations would be left to his agent and that none had been opened just yet.

He said: “I leave it completely. It’s out of my hands. If I’m doing it on the pitch then the gaffer will say ‘look John, we’ve got a plan for you and we want to keep you’. At the moment I’ve heard nothing.

“It’s just so good to see how it’s turned around for me. At the moment I’m not doing fantastic but it’s great to be in the team and as the gaffer says ‘be a protagonist’.

“I’m closer there then I was a few weeks ago.

“I think if I’m playing and the gaffer has a plan for me here then yes, I would see why Swindon would be a good place to be.

“I’ve enjoyed it here, the fans have been fantastic and when I’m playing I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s a great set of lads and although it’s completely different to anything I’ve experienced. I think it is getting the best out of me or a lot more out of me than other clubs have managed to get out of me in the past.

“I think it’s good for me to be here but maybe it’s a bit too early to say whether I’m going to be here permanently. Because nobody’s spoken to me it’s hard to say but I’m always open-minded. When they’re ready to talk I’ll be ready to listen.”

Bostock, whose deal at Town expires on January 7, is trying to forget that his current contract runs out in eight months’ time.

He said: “I’ve been thinking about it a bit more recently because time goes so quickly. It was September the other week and now it’s almost Christmas. Games come thick and fast and before I know it my loan will probably be up.

“I’ve thought about it but I haven’t given it too much thought. No one has spoken to me so I’m just enjoying playing.

“If I keep playing then the right people will be interested.”

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7:21am Fri 30 Nov 12

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

Only way he may come is on a free at the end of the season if we extend his loan till then which I can't see PDC doing. What money PDC will be left with in Jan window will go on a striker who can hit the back of the net on a regular basis.
Only way he may come is on a free at the end of the season if we extend his loan till then which I can't see PDC doing. What money PDC will be left with in Jan window will go on a striker who can hit the back of the net on a regular basis. Ollie Reed's Parky dance!
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8:46am Fri 30 Nov 12

southside7 says...

Bostock and Ferry best players at the club. Hope we find a way to keep him.
Bostock and Ferry best players at the club. Hope we find a way to keep him. southside7
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9:23am Fri 30 Nov 12

graham81 says...

southside7 wrote:
Bostock and Ferry best players at the club. Hope we find a way to keep him.
Err don't tell Richie or fodders that !
[quote][p][bold]southside7[/bold] wrote: Bostock and Ferry best players at the club. Hope we find a way to keep him.[/p][/quote]Err don't tell Richie or fodders that ! graham81
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9:56am Fri 30 Nov 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Brilliant news, he's basically saying he hasn't hit full form, that the training is hard but he appreciates being developed by Paolo and the team and that he wants to come here.

I'm hopeful that buying him was always in the plan a la Super Sir Wes in January and like Sir Wes we'll get the best out of him second half of season and season's to come. Of course we're winning the league....
Brilliant news, he's basically saying he hasn't hit full form, that the training is hard but he appreciates being developed by Paolo and the team and that he wants to come here. I'm hopeful that buying him was always in the plan a la Super Sir Wes in January and like Sir Wes we'll get the best out of him second half of season and season's to come. Of course we're winning the league.... dreamofacleansheet2
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10:11am Fri 30 Nov 12

hertz says...

What ever happened to a player simply saying "hey I like it here , it suits my play here and I want to stay here " rather than as we always read .
(he stressed that any negotiations would be left to his agent ) , I hear on the radio this morning that Beckhams agent is working a deal for him as he plays his last Galaxy game this weekend , but he does'nt know if it will be France, Spain, QPR or West Ham , surely he has made enough money now to simply say I am going to West Ham or I am going to The Mighty Swindon Town to see out my playing days . Blasted agents are a pain in the wotnot . COYR
What ever happened to a player simply saying "hey I like it here , it suits my play here and I want to stay here " rather than as we always read . (he stressed that any negotiations would be left to his agent ) , I hear on the radio this morning that Beckhams agent is working a deal for him as he plays his last Galaxy game this weekend , but he does'nt know if it will be France, Spain, QPR or West Ham , surely he has made enough money now to simply say I am going to West Ham or I am going to The Mighty Swindon Town to see out my playing days . Blasted agents are a pain in the wotnot . COYR hertz
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11:04am Fri 30 Nov 12

Angolan Red says...

Agents and sky ruining football, I also rate Ferry Bostock combination
Agents and sky ruining football, I also rate Ferry Bostock combination Angolan Red
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1:03pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Davidsyrett says...

hertz wrote:
What ever happened to a player simply saying "hey I like it here , it suits my play here and I want to stay here " rather than as we always read .
(he stressed that any negotiations would be left to his agent ) , I hear on the radio this morning that Beckhams agent is working a deal for him as he plays his last Galaxy game this weekend , but he does'nt know if it will be France, Spain, QPR or West Ham , surely he has made enough money now to simply say I am going to West Ham or I am going to The Mighty Swindon Town to see out my playing days . Blasted agents are a pain in the wotnot . COYR
Fully agree, I can't understand why players would put their futures in somebody else's hands. Can't the players of today see that the agent is looking after himself probably more than the player he's representing. I hope that if Bostock wants to remain here he will have the guts to tell is agent, if not I no doubt he will be on his way,
[quote][p][bold]hertz[/bold] wrote: What ever happened to a player simply saying "hey I like it here , it suits my play here and I want to stay here " rather than as we always read . (he stressed that any negotiations would be left to his agent ) , I hear on the radio this morning that Beckhams agent is working a deal for him as he plays his last Galaxy game this weekend , but he does'nt know if it will be France, Spain, QPR or West Ham , surely he has made enough money now to simply say I am going to West Ham or I am going to The Mighty Swindon Town to see out my playing days . Blasted agents are a pain in the wotnot . COYR[/p][/quote]Fully agree, I can't understand why players would put their futures in somebody else's hands. Can't the players of today see that the agent is looking after himself probably more than the player he's representing. I hope that if Bostock wants to remain here he will have the guts to tell is agent, if not I no doubt he will be on his way, Davidsyrett
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3:21pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Red Rascal says...

Quality player, lets hope we can keep him. He keeps the ball where it is meant to be - on the ground. That is if he can pluck it out of the air first!
Quality player, lets hope we can keep him. He keeps the ball where it is meant to be - on the ground. That is if he can pluck it out of the air first! Red Rascal
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3:23pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Swindon1984 says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
hertz wrote: What ever happened to a player simply saying "hey I like it here , it suits my play here and I want to stay here " rather than as we always read . (he stressed that any negotiations would be left to his agent ) , I hear on the radio this morning that Beckhams agent is working a deal for him as he plays his last Galaxy game this weekend , but he does'nt know if it will be France, Spain, QPR or West Ham , surely he has made enough money now to simply say I am going to West Ham or I am going to The Mighty Swindon Town to see out my playing days . Blasted agents are a pain in the wotnot . COYR
Fully agree, I can't understand why players would put their futures in somebody else's hands. Can't the players of today see that the agent is looking after himself probably more than the player he's representing. I hope that if Bostock wants to remain here he will have the guts to tell is agent, if not I no doubt he will be on his way,
Agents are there for one principal reason, to wangle the best deal for their client (the incentive being that the better the deal, the better they're cut will be).

Although I can understand this to a degree, as your average footballer is not, in the politest possible way, best equipped to negotiate a contract, it really is money for old rope, agents as far as I can tell take a huge amount of money out of the game by artificially inflating transfer fees / signing on fees for their own purposes. It's one of the reasons why silly money gets paid for average players (remember Jermaine Pennant signing for around eight million at Liverpool a few years back, crazy money for a footballer who was nothing special, and a bit of a liability at times). Wages and transfer fees have risen exponentially since the premier league began but without TV money off-setting this for the majority of clubs, and seeing as attendances haven't risen drastically (and gone down for many clubs) the only option to keep up seems to be by putting the squeeze on existing supporters. Shame.

Just realised that was totally off subject - on the subject of Bostock, nice lad, good player, would be a good signing but it's out of our hands (and his by the sounds of it!) so we'll just have to see. Would add some quality to our permanent lineup but wouldn't be screwed without him in my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hertz[/bold] wrote: What ever happened to a player simply saying "hey I like it here , it suits my play here and I want to stay here " rather than as we always read . (he stressed that any negotiations would be left to his agent ) , I hear on the radio this morning that Beckhams agent is working a deal for him as he plays his last Galaxy game this weekend , but he does'nt know if it will be France, Spain, QPR or West Ham , surely he has made enough money now to simply say I am going to West Ham or I am going to The Mighty Swindon Town to see out my playing days . Blasted agents are a pain in the wotnot . COYR[/p][/quote]Fully agree, I can't understand why players would put their futures in somebody else's hands. Can't the players of today see that the agent is looking after himself probably more than the player he's representing. I hope that if Bostock wants to remain here he will have the guts to tell is agent, if not I no doubt he will be on his way,[/p][/quote]Agents are there for one principal reason, to wangle the best deal for their client (the incentive being that the better the deal, the better they're cut will be). Although I can understand this to a degree, as your average footballer is not, in the politest possible way, best equipped to negotiate a contract, it really is money for old rope, agents as far as I can tell take a huge amount of money out of the game by artificially inflating transfer fees / signing on fees for their own purposes. It's one of the reasons why silly money gets paid for average players (remember Jermaine Pennant signing for around eight million at Liverpool a few years back, crazy money for a footballer who was nothing special, and a bit of a liability at times). Wages and transfer fees have risen exponentially since the premier league began but without TV money off-setting this for the majority of clubs, and seeing as attendances haven't risen drastically (and gone down for many clubs) the only option to keep up seems to be by putting the squeeze on existing supporters. Shame. Just realised that was totally off subject - on the subject of Bostock, nice lad, good player, would be a good signing but it's out of our hands (and his by the sounds of it!) so we'll just have to see. Would add some quality to our permanent lineup but wouldn't be screwed without him in my opinion. Swindon1984
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7:20pm Fri 30 Nov 12

mancrobin says...

Would like to see him stay and not sure why we didn't buy him at the beginning of the season? Were Tottenham not selling then?
Would like to see him stay and not sure why we didn't buy him at the beginning of the season? Were Tottenham not selling then? mancrobin
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8:39pm Fri 30 Nov 12

southside7 says...

graham81 wrote:
southside7 wrote:
Bostock and Ferry best players at the club. Hope we find a way to keep him.
Err don't tell Richie or fodders that !
Can't argue with that. Was thinking outfield players as Sir Wes is in a class of his own and have often posted that he is one of our best 'ever' signings. Richie is awesome when he's on his game, great professional too who just gets on with it and no sh1tty pretenious crap so prevalent in football today...great bloke.
[quote][p][bold]graham81[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southside7[/bold] wrote: Bostock and Ferry best players at the club. Hope we find a way to keep him.[/p][/quote]Err don't tell Richie or fodders that ![/p][/quote]Can't argue with that. Was thinking outfield players as Sir Wes is in a class of his own and have often posted that he is one of our best 'ever' signings. Richie is awesome when he's on his game, great professional too who just gets on with it and no sh1tty pretenious crap so prevalent in football today...great bloke. southside7
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8:40pm Fri 30 Nov 12

mikek says...

I see Caddis is back tonight for the Brummies and its on Sky live. Certainly going forward well but getting caught out down the line in defence which was one of the issues here at Swindon I remember. Thompson is a better defender that Caddis for sure.
Bostock would be a major signing if Swindon could get him, but can't see it coming off somehow. Very tough game coming up next Saturday as Donny are flying.
I see Caddis is back tonight for the Brummies and its on Sky live. Certainly going forward well but getting caught out down the line in defence which was one of the issues here at Swindon I remember. Thompson is a better defender that Caddis for sure. Bostock would be a major signing if Swindon could get him, but can't see it coming off somehow. Very tough game coming up next Saturday as Donny are flying. mikek
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9:26pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Swindon1984 says...

mikek wrote:
I see Caddis is back tonight for the Brummies and its on Sky live. Certainly going forward well but getting caught out down the line in defence which was one of the issues here at Swindon I remember. Thompson is a better defender that Caddis for sure.
Bostock would be a major signing if Swindon could get him, but can't see it coming off somehow. Very tough game coming up next Saturday as Donny are flying.
All good points. Caddis was great but did get caught out going forward so much, it's the price we paid for him and Ritchie's combination. Who knows, we may have conceded more goals this season playing in that way.
[quote][p][bold]mikek[/bold] wrote: I see Caddis is back tonight for the Brummies and its on Sky live. Certainly going forward well but getting caught out down the line in defence which was one of the issues here at Swindon I remember. Thompson is a better defender that Caddis for sure. Bostock would be a major signing if Swindon could get him, but can't see it coming off somehow. Very tough game coming up next Saturday as Donny are flying.[/p][/quote]All good points. Caddis was great but did get caught out going forward so much, it's the price we paid for him and Ritchie's combination. Who knows, we may have conceded more goals this season playing in that way. Swindon1984
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9:43pm Fri 30 Nov 12

southside7 says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
mikek wrote:
I see Caddis is back tonight for the Brummies and its on Sky live. Certainly going forward well but getting caught out down the line in defence which was one of the issues here at Swindon I remember. Thompson is a better defender that Caddis for sure.
Bostock would be a major signing if Swindon could get him, but can't see it coming off somehow. Very tough game coming up next Saturday as Donny are flying.
All good points. Caddis was great but did get caught out going forward so much, it's the price we paid for him and Ritchie's combination. Who knows, we may have conceded more goals this season playing in that way.
I agree defending not his strong point (as a defender) but was so consistent going forward. Reminded me of the consistency Kerslake gave us, same thing time and time again but it worked. Still, Thompson is fantastic and rated him in his early days, cracking right back.
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikek[/bold] wrote: I see Caddis is back tonight for the Brummies and its on Sky live. Certainly going forward well but getting caught out down the line in defence which was one of the issues here at Swindon I remember. Thompson is a better defender that Caddis for sure. Bostock would be a major signing if Swindon could get him, but can't see it coming off somehow. Very tough game coming up next Saturday as Donny are flying.[/p][/quote]All good points. Caddis was great but did get caught out going forward so much, it's the price we paid for him and Ritchie's combination. Who knows, we may have conceded more goals this season playing in that way.[/p][/quote]I agree defending not his strong point (as a defender) but was so consistent going forward. Reminded me of the consistency Kerslake gave us, same thing time and time again but it worked. Still, Thompson is fantastic and rated him in his early days, cracking right back. southside7
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9:53pm Fri 30 Nov 12

ciclosporindorset says...

Listening to music and heard "Those were the days" Mary Hopkin. It was played at Coventry in 1969 when we drew 2-2 in that eponymous year. Those really were the days. Will love it if Bostock stays longer - quality human being! / footballer
Listening to music and heard "Those were the days" Mary Hopkin. It was played at Coventry in 1969 when we drew 2-2 in that eponymous year. Those really were the days. Will love it if Bostock stays longer - quality human being! / footballer ciclosporindorset
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