SWINDON TOWN: Ferry not concerned about club sale

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Town's Simon Ferry Swindon Town's Simon Ferry

SIMON Ferry has said that a meeting with manager Paolo Di Canio helped ease the Swindon Town players’ fears following the mention of financial problems at the County Ground.

Reports last Thursday suggested that the Robins’ board had considered putting the club into administration should a new owner not be found in the immediate future, creating a brief panic around SN1.

It quickly emerged, however, that majority shareholder Andrew Black - who is looking to sell a large chunk of his 98 per cent stake in Town - will avoid that eventuality at all costs, and the Swindon squad was informed of that in a briefing with their boss last week.

Ferry, who by his own admission knows little about what would happen should the club be put into administration, stressed that Di Canio’s words put the players’ minds at rest.

“We had a chat with the gaffer and he basically told us what was happening. To be honest the boys never really spoke about it,” he said.

“It’s not really something any of the boys have been in, administration, so nobody really knows what happens.We never really thought about it.

“I think it was mentioned for the first day it came out and then we never really talked about it, nothing was said.”

Ferry recognised the role he and his teammates can play in the sale of the club, however, as Town look to present the most marketable product possible to potential investors.

“We know the club is for sale and if we keep doing well then there are going to be people wanting to buy the club, so it’s up to us really to keep doing well,” he said.

“If we can keep going well and maybe have the chance of being in the Championship next year, it’s a good club and good people and I’m sure there’ll be potential new owners.

“We know how well we’re playing just now. We’ve got a lot of important games coming up, we’ve got a lot of the big teams away so to be honest I don’t think players really think about what’s going on outside the club.

“We just think about what’s happening on the pitch and what we can do there.”

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8:01am Wed 23 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

That could have been included in the Macka thread.
That could have been included in the Macka thread. SAPFanSTFC

8:06am Wed 23 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

Quite right Si, Just keep on doing what you do best and the results will look after themselves.

Swindon Town is still a club on the verge of big things, but the path is sometimes a stoney one. The road to success is not always a straight one and difficulties need to be overcome.

Orthers, less ambitious, will always look on with jealous eyes, hoping, preying, for failure, so they can gloat in the downfall.

Some, just a few will say, Good on Ya.

Just like Bradford last night. Good Luck to them
Quite right Si, Just keep on doing what you do best and the results will look after themselves. Swindon Town is still a club on the verge of big things, but the path is sometimes a stoney one. The road to success is not always a straight one and difficulties need to be overcome. Orthers, less ambitious, will always look on with jealous eyes, hoping, preying, for failure, so they can gloat in the downfall. Some, just a few will say, Good on Ya. Just like Bradford last night. Good Luck to them Rebel_phish

8:08am Wed 23 Jan 13

London Red says...

Why have one article when you can have multiple doing the same thing!
Why have one article when you can have multiple doing the same thing! London Red

8:47am Wed 23 Jan 13

MITTED says...

Interesting interview on BBC RS this morning with Andrew Fitton, who would not rule out a return to the club. Standby for the 'nay-sayers'!
COYR
Interesting interview on BBC RS this morning with Andrew Fitton, who would not rule out a return to the club. Standby for the 'nay-sayers'! COYR MITTED

9:13am Wed 23 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

MITTED wrote:
Interesting interview on BBC RS this morning with Andrew Fitton, who would not rule out a return to the club. Standby for the 'nay-sayers'!
COYR
Fitton leading any buy-out would give us all a lot of confidence in the intentions of the buying group....interesting
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Any idea if there is a podcast of this?
[quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: Interesting interview on BBC RS this morning with Andrew Fitton, who would not rule out a return to the club. Standby for the 'nay-sayers'! COYR[/p][/quote]Fitton leading any buy-out would give us all a lot of confidence in the intentions of the buying group....interesting . .. Any idea if there is a podcast of this? SAPFanSTFC

10:39am Wed 23 Jan 13

MITTED says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
MITTED wrote:
Interesting interview on BBC RS this morning with Andrew Fitton, who would not rule out a return to the club. Standby for the 'nay-sayers'!
COYR
Fitton leading any buy-out would give us all a lot of confidence in the intentions of the buying group....interesting

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Any idea if there is a podcast of this?
Podcast - WTF? It took me long enough to work out how to use this site let alone send texts!
COYR
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: Interesting interview on BBC RS this morning with Andrew Fitton, who would not rule out a return to the club. Standby for the 'nay-sayers'! COYR[/p][/quote]Fitton leading any buy-out would give us all a lot of confidence in the intentions of the buying group....interesting . .. Any idea if there is a podcast of this?[/p][/quote]Podcast - WTF? It took me long enough to work out how to use this site let alone send texts! COYR MITTED

10:42am Wed 23 Jan 13

rockdog says...

I don't care who buys us as long as they have the club and fans at heart and are football people.
I don't care who buys us as long as they have the club and fans at heart and are football people. rockdog

10:49am Wed 23 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

MITTED wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
MITTED wrote:
Interesting interview on BBC RS this morning with Andrew Fitton, who would not rule out a return to the club. Standby for the 'nay-sayers'!
COYR
Fitton leading any buy-out would give us all a lot of confidence in the intentions of the buying group....interesting


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Any idea if there is a podcast of this?
Podcast - WTF? It took me long enough to work out how to use this site let alone send texts!
COYR
:-)
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Missed the interview so was hoping to be able to listen to it somewhere.
Mallorca had heard it repeated/similar on BBC Wilts Radio as well.
[quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: Interesting interview on BBC RS this morning with Andrew Fitton, who would not rule out a return to the club. Standby for the 'nay-sayers'! COYR[/p][/quote]Fitton leading any buy-out would give us all a lot of confidence in the intentions of the buying group....interesting . .. Any idea if there is a podcast of this?[/p][/quote]Podcast - WTF? It took me long enough to work out how to use this site let alone send texts! COYR[/p][/quote]:-) ---- Missed the interview so was hoping to be able to listen to it somewhere. Mallorca had heard it repeated/similar on BBC Wilts Radio as well. SAPFanSTFC

1:17pm Wed 23 Jan 13

joner100 says...

Fitton story now on BBC website. Could be return to days of austerity. Whilst he is, of course, correct over the need to balance the books, some might say that it was his prudence that led to us losing some players and in turn to relegation. That said, he did a lot of good for the club and would probably do so again, though I expect he and Paolo would not be a happy team. http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/football/21
161242
Fitton story now on BBC website. Could be return to days of austerity. Whilst he is, of course, correct over the need to balance the books, some might say that it was his prudence that led to us losing some players and in turn to relegation. That said, he did a lot of good for the club and would probably do so again, though I expect he and Paolo would not be a happy team. http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/21 161242 joner100

1:17pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Stratton Red says...

Interview with Fitton worth a read and it's on a podcast...
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http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/football/21
161242
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AFs model approach is very succinct. Survival over ambition...
Interview with Fitton worth a read and it's on a podcast... * http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/21 161242 * AFs model approach is very succinct. Survival over ambition... Stratton Red

5:33pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Another view says...

I'm in danger of becoming a schizophrenic! I want to follow Paolo's dream, BUT I totally agree with Andrew Fitton that if you take on the responsibility of running a business, then you've got to balance the books.

It's probably the same as the dilemma some of us have faced - do you follow your mistress to the stars and beyond, or do you stick with the wife who maintains a decent house and pays the bills on time???
I'm in danger of becoming a schizophrenic! I want to follow Paolo's dream, BUT I totally agree with Andrew Fitton that if you take on the responsibility of running a business, then you've got to balance the books. It's probably the same as the dilemma some of us have faced - do you follow your mistress to the stars and beyond, or do you stick with the wife who maintains a decent house and pays the bills on time??? Another view

5:46pm Wed 23 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Another view wrote:
I'm in danger of becoming a schizophrenic! I want to follow Paolo's dream, BUT I totally agree with Andrew Fitton that if you take on the responsibility of running a business, then you've got to balance the books.

It's probably the same as the dilemma some of us have faced - do you follow your mistress to the stars and beyond, or do you stick with the wife who maintains a decent house and pays the bills on time???
I think the problem we had with Fitton was a over-cautious manager devoid of personality or real ambition and direction.
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Opposites attract and often find a far more natural common ground....I think it would be a good move, especially with Wray in the picture.
[quote][p][bold]Another view[/bold] wrote: I'm in danger of becoming a schizophrenic! I want to follow Paolo's dream, BUT I totally agree with Andrew Fitton that if you take on the responsibility of running a business, then you've got to balance the books. It's probably the same as the dilemma some of us have faced - do you follow your mistress to the stars and beyond, or do you stick with the wife who maintains a decent house and pays the bills on time???[/p][/quote]I think the problem we had with Fitton was a over-cautious manager devoid of personality or real ambition and direction. .... Opposites attract and often find a far more natural common ground....I think it would be a good move, especially with Wray in the picture. SAPFanSTFC

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