SWINDON TOWN: A-word is banned by players

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Town's Alan McCormack Swindon Town's Alan McCormack

AFTER an initial 24 hours of questions and confusion, Alan McCormack has revealed that the A-word has not been mentioned by a single member of the Swindon Town squad since.

Reports last Thursday suggested the Swindon board have talked about the possibility of entering administration, if a buyer was not found for a large chunk of majority shareholder Andrew Black’s 98 per cent stake in the club.

That word has such poignancy within football that the Robins squad wanted to quickly establish what was going on.

However, once the situation was made clear to the players McCormack stressed that the topic was banished from conversation.

“The first day it came out there were a lot of lads asking questions and I had a lot of texts from the boys and I sent a lot of texts to people at the club asking what’s going on,” said the Town skipper.

“You’re going to have that, no matter what line of work you’re in, if you hear the club or your job could be going into administration that means job losses.

“For footballers it’s not the same but it’s a point deduction and maybe a drop in wages, and especially with people with families it will play on your mind.

“We all know the real situation that’s going on with the club - it’s a selling of the club that came out and the worst possible scenario, which is a long, long way away, is administration.

“The lads haven’t mentioned it since that day and I don’t think we’re really bothered.

“We’re safe in our contracts, we’re happy with our contracts and we know that they’ll be fulfilled.

“It’s a matter of doing what we do best and that’s on the pitch.”

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8:51am Wed 23 Jan 13

Marmite Soldier says...

I've e-mailed BBC Points West and asked that they consider presenting a more positive piece than the one they presented on Thursday. I hope they give the watching public less reason to take a swipe at the club.
I've e-mailed BBC Points West and asked that they consider presenting a more positive piece than the one they presented on Thursday. I hope they give the watching public less reason to take a swipe at the club. Marmite Soldier

9:12am Wed 23 Jan 13

Stilloyal says...

Marmite Soldier wrote:
I've e-mailed BBC Points West and asked that they consider presenting a more positive piece than the one they presented on Thursday. I hope they give the watching public less reason to take a swipe at the club.
Don't hold your breath, if it's not "Bristol or rugby" they are just not intrested, unless of course it's detromental to Swindon.
[quote][p][bold]Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: I've e-mailed BBC Points West and asked that they consider presenting a more positive piece than the one they presented on Thursday. I hope they give the watching public less reason to take a swipe at the club.[/p][/quote]Don't hold your breath, if it's not "Bristol or rugby" they are just not intrested, unless of course it's detromental to Swindon. Stilloyal

12:21pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Cookie43 says...

Points west are a waste of space like the previous post had just said unless its about Bristol they prefer to spout cr.p about Swindon.
Points west are a waste of space like the previous post had just said unless its about Bristol they prefer to spout cr.p about Swindon. Cookie43

3:32pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Angolan Red says...

City and Rovers going down so Points West have to have swipe at Swindon
City and Rovers going down so Points West have to have swipe at Swindon Angolan Red

8:24pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Laurak Bat says...

Points west?! the best thing they did was invite "Super Frank 'if a little dodgy at times' Talia" on their football show when Jed Pitman was host. Dont know if anyone remembers but he told smarmy Jed what to do.
Best Episode Everrr!
Points west?! the best thing they did was invite "Super Frank 'if a little dodgy at times' Talia" on their football show when Jed Pitman was host. Dont know if anyone remembers but he told smarmy Jed what to do. Best Episode Everrr! Laurak Bat

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