SWINDON TOWN: Ferry keen to sort future for sake of his son

Simon Ferry is out of contract at the end of the current campaign

Simon Ferry is out of contract at the end of the current campaign

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SIMON Ferry is keen to sort out his Swindon Town future as soon as possible, for the sake of his son Frankie.

The midfielder is out of contract at the end of the current campaign and no discussions have yet begun regarding a possible extension of his County Ground contract.

If this had been the scenario 12 months ago Ferry, by his own admission, would not have been as bothered by the prospect of being without a club in the summer - but after becoming a parent for the first time in August he has started to take a different view on life.

Still, given the current state of affairs at boardroom level in SN1, with a new owner being chased to replace Andrew Black, the playmaker is happy to accept that a resolution to his personal circumstances may have to wait.

“I signed a three-year and that’s up at the end of the season but nothing has been said while the games are going on, and there are more important things with people trying to buy and sell the club,” he said.

“That’s more important than my contract so nothing’s been said, I’m concentrating on the games.

“It’s an important time of season, we’ve got a lot of games and I’m just looking at that.

“Maybe a couple of years ago I wouldn’t have thought about that but now I’ve got family and that it’s in the back of your head.

“Obviously you want to know what’s happening, but there are more important things happening now with the club than me.

“Hopefully something will get sorted after the club gets bought, then maybe we’ll sit down and talk.

“But as of now nothing’s been said.

“I’m playing for (Frankie) now, everything is for him, so I don’t really want to be going into the summer not really knowing what’s happening.

“Hopefully something can get sorted before then.

“Last year I probably didn’t have a care in the world to be honest with you.

“I didn’t think too much of things, but now with a kid you’ve got to look after him and his life to pan out so you’ve got to do as well as you can for him.”

After six months of changing nappies and being woken in the early hours, Ferry has become acclimated to life as a dad, and he claims to be dealing with it pretty well.

“It’s a lot of responsibility, I don’t get as much sleep as I used to but I’m used to it now and I feel he’s coming on great,” he said “I’m not strict, my missus is quite strict but I let him do stupid things.”

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6:50am Thu 24 Jan 13

stfclondon says...

I have no doubt that once the club's future is sorted, Ferry will be signed up on another long term contract and will continue to be a key player for us in the coming seasons. Hopefully in the Championship.
I have no doubt that once the club's future is sorted, Ferry will be signed up on another long term contract and will continue to be a key player for us in the coming seasons. Hopefully in the Championship. stfclondon
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7:58am Thu 24 Jan 13

delta419 says...

stfclondon wrote:
I have no doubt that once the club's future is sorted, Ferry will be signed up on another long term contract and will continue to be a key player for us in the coming seasons. Hopefully in the Championship.
absolutely agree, no matter waht the outcome of this season, Ferry is a must for next year, Mr Consistant
[quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: I have no doubt that once the club's future is sorted, Ferry will be signed up on another long term contract and will continue to be a key player for us in the coming seasons. Hopefully in the Championship.[/p][/quote]absolutely agree, no matter waht the outcome of this season, Ferry is a must for next year, Mr Consistant delta419
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8:05am Thu 24 Jan 13

NotNowFrank ... Brighton Mike says...

What's 'acclimated'?
What's 'acclimated'? NotNowFrank ... Brighton Mike
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8:38am Thu 24 Jan 13

townie63 says...

delta419 wrote:
stfclondon wrote:
I have no doubt that once the club's future is sorted, Ferry will be signed up on another long term contract and will continue to be a key player for us in the coming seasons. Hopefully in the Championship.
absolutely agree, no matter waht the outcome of this season, Ferry is a must for next year, Mr Consistant
Spot on! When he's not chosen as MoM he's a very close second.
[quote][p][bold]delta419[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: I have no doubt that once the club's future is sorted, Ferry will be signed up on another long term contract and will continue to be a key player for us in the coming seasons. Hopefully in the Championship.[/p][/quote]absolutely agree, no matter waht the outcome of this season, Ferry is a must for next year, Mr Consistant[/p][/quote]Spot on! When he's not chosen as MoM he's a very close second. townie63
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8:53am Thu 24 Jan 13

London Red says...

With key players like Wes and Matt already signed up Ferry must be top of the pile as soon as a sale is completed
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Wes Ferry and Ritchie are now really the only ones who I can truly say I wouldn't even consider replacing in the side in the Championship
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We have other good players who could be squad players or continue to start - but for me they all could be replaced by better
With key players like Wes and Matt already signed up Ferry must be top of the pile as soon as a sale is completed . Wes Ferry and Ritchie are now really the only ones who I can truly say I wouldn't even consider replacing in the side in the Championship . We have other good players who could be squad players or continue to start - but for me they all could be replaced by better London Red
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9:54am Thu 24 Jan 13

rockdog says...

Agree with all the comments about Ferry. One of our best and most consistent players and must be signed up again for a very long time.
Agree with all the comments about Ferry. One of our best and most consistent players and must be signed up again for a very long time. rockdog
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10:04am Thu 24 Jan 13

billbst says...

London Red wrote:
With key players like Wes and Matt already signed up Ferry must be top of the pile as soon as a sale is completed
.
Wes Ferry and Ritchie are now really the only ones who I can truly say I wouldn't even consider replacing in the side in the Championship
.
We have other good players who could be squad players or continue to start - but for me they all could be replaced by better
I agree that the 3 are key players and we should fight hard to keep them. However what I have seen recently is a genuine team playing. Finding that blend is not just about the technical quality of individuals. I am confident that our squad would survive in the Championship. To my mind the best British club performance in my lifetime was Celtic winning the European Cup. Theirs was a great team involving some quiet average technical players. I think their spirit came from being all from the local area. Ours might come from surviving the training regime. Who knows.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: With key players like Wes and Matt already signed up Ferry must be top of the pile as soon as a sale is completed . Wes Ferry and Ritchie are now really the only ones who I can truly say I wouldn't even consider replacing in the side in the Championship . We have other good players who could be squad players or continue to start - but for me they all could be replaced by better[/p][/quote]I agree that the 3 are key players and we should fight hard to keep them. However what I have seen recently is a genuine team playing. Finding that blend is not just about the technical quality of individuals. I am confident that our squad would survive in the Championship. To my mind the best British club performance in my lifetime was Celtic winning the European Cup. Theirs was a great team involving some quiet average technical players. I think their spirit came from being all from the local area. Ours might come from surviving the training regime. Who knows. billbst
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10:05am Thu 24 Jan 13

SeanG92 says...

On of our top players, gives 100% every match and injects a heck of a lot of energy and creativity into our midfield, plus I don't think that Ritchie is the same player without him.

SIGN HIM UP!
On of our top players, gives 100% every match and injects a heck of a lot of energy and creativity into our midfield, plus I don't think that Ritchie is the same player without him. SIGN HIM UP! SeanG92
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10:44am Thu 24 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

NotNowFrank ... Brighton Mike wrote:
What's 'acclimated'?
Verb 1.acclimate - get used to a certain climate acclimate ; "They never acclimatized in Egypt"

SYNONYMS : acclimatise, acclimatize
RELATED WORDS; adapt, conform, adjust
DEFINITION: adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"

I didn't get it at first either. I just read it as a mis-spelling of aclimatise.

Bl00dy American words creaping into our language. And don't get me started on what color is the nite - mofo.
[quote][p][bold]NotNowFrank ... Brighton Mike[/bold] wrote: What's 'acclimated'?[/p][/quote]Verb 1.acclimate - get used to a certain climate acclimate ; "They never acclimatized in Egypt" SYNONYMS : acclimatise, acclimatize RELATED WORDS; adapt, conform, adjust DEFINITION: adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation" I didn't get it at first either. I just read it as a mis-spelling of aclimatise. Bl00dy American words creaping into our language. And don't get me started on what color is the nite - mofo. Rebel_phish
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10:47am Thu 24 Jan 13

FORZASTFC says...

stfclondon wrote:
I have no doubt that once the club's future is sorted, Ferry will be signed up on another long term contract and will continue to be a key player for us in the coming seasons. Hopefully in the Championship.
Agree 100%. Always first name om the teamsheet as far as i am concerned, Ferry is 110% STFC and long may it continue?
[quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: I have no doubt that once the club's future is sorted, Ferry will be signed up on another long term contract and will continue to be a key player for us in the coming seasons. Hopefully in the Championship.[/p][/quote]Agree 100%. Always first name om the teamsheet as far as i am concerned, Ferry is 110% STFC and long may it continue? FORZASTFC
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2:06pm Thu 24 Jan 13

cornishcrooky says...

When he starts, we win, when he doesn't we struggle!!
Am i wrong? Or is it that simple?!
When he starts, we win, when he doesn't we struggle!! Am i wrong? Or is it that simple?! cornishcrooky
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2:08pm Thu 24 Jan 13

swindonurock says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
NotNowFrank ... Brighton Mike wrote:
What's 'acclimated'?
Verb 1.acclimate - get used to a certain climate acclimate ; "They never acclimatized in Egypt"

SYNONYMS : acclimatise, acclimatize
RELATED WORDS; adapt, conform, adjust
DEFINITION: adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"

I didn't get it at first either. I just read it as a mis-spelling of aclimatise.

Bl00dy American words creaping into our language. And don't get me started on what color is the nite - mofo.
"Acclimated" is a perfectly good English word ... nothing American about it.

Mind you, in this instance the venerable Mr. Morshead might have been better advised to simply say something like "... Ferry has become used to life as a dad ..." instead.
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NotNowFrank ... Brighton Mike[/bold] wrote: What's 'acclimated'?[/p][/quote]Verb 1.acclimate - get used to a certain climate acclimate ; "They never acclimatized in Egypt" SYNONYMS : acclimatise, acclimatize RELATED WORDS; adapt, conform, adjust DEFINITION: adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation" I didn't get it at first either. I just read it as a mis-spelling of aclimatise. Bl00dy American words creaping into our language. And don't get me started on what color is the nite - mofo.[/p][/quote]"Acclimated" is a perfectly good English word ... nothing American about it. Mind you, in this instance the venerable Mr. Morshead might have been better advised to simply say something like "... Ferry has become used to life as a dad ..." instead. swindonurock
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5:34pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Psychedelic Syd says...

Give him a long contract, superb player and professional as well as his crazy humour being good for the team. Sign him up! His fitness this season has been amazing. Great player, long may he be with us.
Give him a long contract, superb player and professional as well as his crazy humour being good for the team. Sign him up! His fitness this season has been amazing. Great player, long may he be with us. Psychedelic Syd
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5:37pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Psychedelic Syd says...

London Red wrote:
With key players like Wes and Matt already signed up Ferry must be top of the pile as soon as a sale is completed
.
Wes Ferry and Ritchie are now really the only ones who I can truly say I wouldn't even consider replacing in the side in the Championship
.
We have other good players who could be squad players or continue to start - but for me they all could be replaced by better
I think Nathan and Willo are good enough for a higher level too.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: With key players like Wes and Matt already signed up Ferry must be top of the pile as soon as a sale is completed . Wes Ferry and Ritchie are now really the only ones who I can truly say I wouldn't even consider replacing in the side in the Championship . We have other good players who could be squad players or continue to start - but for me they all could be replaced by better[/p][/quote]I think Nathan and Willo are good enough for a higher level too. Psychedelic Syd
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