SWINDON TOWN: Town's trip to MK Dons set to be rescheduled

Swindon Advertiser: Town's trip to MK Dons set to be rescheduled Town's trip to MK Dons set to be rescheduled

SWINDON Town's trip to MK Dons looks likely to be rescheduled after the Dons reached the fifth round of the FA Cup.

The two teams are due to meet at stadium:mk on Saturday, February 16 but that is the date set aside for round five of the world's most famous knockout competition, which MK secured their place in thanks to a 4-2 victory at QPR this afternoon.

Swindon already have rearranged midweek trips to Leyton Orient, Colchester and Yeovil to negotiate before the season's end, while the postponed visit to Tranmere is expected to be played on a Tuesday night.

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5:31pm Sat 26 Jan 13

SeanG92 says...

wooo another weekday game!! Fantastic!
wooo another weekday game!! Fantastic! SeanG92

5:32pm Sat 26 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Yay!!!...nice and easy to get to at that time of day as well.....not!!
Yay!!!...nice and easy to get to at that time of day as well.....not!! SAPFanSTFC

5:37pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Stratton Red says...

maybe we can reschedule Tranmere to that Saturday???
maybe we can reschedule Tranmere to that Saturday??? Stratton Red

5:46pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Bazthebooty says...

They are at home to Shrewsbury on Friday the 15th
unfortunately !
They are at home to Shrewsbury on Friday the 15th unfortunately ! Bazthebooty

7:05pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Okus Road says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Yay!!!...nice and easy to get to at that time of day as well.....not!!
OK for some of us. I have to work on 16th so a midweek game at MK from North Oxfordshire is just the job
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Yay!!!...nice and easy to get to at that time of day as well.....not!![/p][/quote]OK for some of us. I have to work on 16th so a midweek game at MK from North Oxfordshire is just the job Okus Road

7:14pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Last step says...

This is lose - lose. Our game rearranged AND the team nobody likes are still in the cup. Grrr.
This is lose - lose. Our game rearranged AND the team nobody likes are still in the cup. Grrr. Last step

8:23pm Sat 26 Jan 13

the don69 says...

Oh dear!another game to rearrange,just heard the weather forecast and it's heavy rain and flooding mon/tues so that game at Orient is looking dodgy too!our next game might be the Creepies if that one's not washed away too!LOL!!!!!!!!!
Oh dear!another game to rearrange,just heard the weather forecast and it's heavy rain and flooding mon/tues so that game at Orient is looking dodgy too!our next game might be the Creepies if that one's not washed away too!LOL!!!!!!!!! the don69

8:38pm Sat 26 Jan 13

red white says...

We have had a lot of time off lately due to the weather.

Like a mini winter break!

Could be useful for the run in as far as rest and restored energy is a factor.
We have had a lot of time off lately due to the weather. Like a mini winter break! Could be useful for the run in as far as rest and restored energy is a factor. red white

8:48pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Okus Road says...

SAP with games off is the Feb prediction still valid?
SAP with games off is the Feb prediction still valid? Okus Road

11:15pm Sat 26 Jan 13

red white says...

Okus Road wrote:
SAP with games off is the Feb prediction still valid?
Yeah,does my vote count pal?! x That i haven't made yet!!!
[quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: SAP with games off is the Feb prediction still valid?[/p][/quote]Yeah,does my vote count pal?! x That i haven't made yet!!! red white

8:11am Sun 27 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Predictions League - Quick Notes:
====.
1. Due to the match being postponed I am going to extend the cut-off time for all entries until Midnight on:
==>
- Monday 28th January.
==>
...so two more days!! :-)
---.
Feel free to adjust anything you've already entered.....I'll take the last post from everyone as their official entries.

====.
2. Please see some adjustments as I missed a block of about 6/7 entries for the Bournemouth match - must have had an update issue on that particular day to miss so many.

====.
Hi there Okus - On a recent contract I'd have been laughing but trying to get there now midweek is almost impossible for me.
Predictions League - Quick Notes: ====. 1. Due to the match being postponed I am going to extend the cut-off time for all entries until Midnight on: ==> - Monday 28th January. ==> ...so two more days!! :-) ---. Feel free to adjust anything you've already entered.....I'll take the last post from everyone as their official entries. ====. 2. Please see some adjustments as I missed a block of about 6/7 entries for the Bournemouth match - must have had an update issue on that particular day to miss so many. ====. Hi there Okus - On a recent contract I'd have been laughing but trying to get there now midweek is almost impossible for me. SAPFanSTFC

8:35am Sun 27 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

2. Adjustments are on the Shrewsbury Results Thread.
2. Adjustments are on the Shrewsbury Results Thread. SAPFanSTFC

8:54am Sun 27 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

Yeay! All these posponements ... gonna be a busy run-in Sat, Tues, Sat, Tues .... you get the picture
Yeay! All these posponements ... gonna be a busy run-in Sat, Tues, Sat, Tues .... you get the picture Rebel_phish

9:28am Sun 27 Jan 13

super reds says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
Yeay! All these posponements ... gonna be a busy run-in Sat, Tues, Sat, Tues .... you get the picture
Could be a bit of a blessing, last season we kept the momentum going doing the Tues/Sat thing if I'm not mistaken
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: Yeay! All these posponements ... gonna be a busy run-in Sat, Tues, Sat, Tues .... you get the picture[/p][/quote]Could be a bit of a blessing, last season we kept the momentum going doing the Tues/Sat thing if I'm not mistaken super reds

10:05am Sun 27 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

super reds wrote:
Rebel_phish wrote:
Yeay! All these posponements ... gonna be a busy run-in Sat, Tues, Sat, Tues .... you get the picture
Could be a bit of a blessing, last season we kept the momentum going doing the Tues/Sat thing if I'm not mistaken
Sadly they're all away this season - just harder to get the numbers there for an atmosphere.
[quote][p][bold]super reds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: Yeay! All these posponements ... gonna be a busy run-in Sat, Tues, Sat, Tues .... you get the picture[/p][/quote]Could be a bit of a blessing, last season we kept the momentum going doing the Tues/Sat thing if I'm not mistaken[/p][/quote]Sadly they're all away this season - just harder to get the numbers there for an atmosphere. SAPFanSTFC

10:05am Sun 27 Jan 13

KojaktheWarg says...

I suspect this will move to Tues 19th Feb as both teams are free but we shall see.
I suspect this will move to Tues 19th Feb as both teams are free but we shall see. KojaktheWarg

10:21am Sun 27 Jan 13

Okus Road says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Predictions League - Quick Notes:
====.
1. Due to the match being postponed I am going to extend the cut-off time for all entries until Midnight on:
==>
- Monday 28th January.
==>
...so two more days!! :-)
---.
Feel free to adjust anything you've already entered.....I'll take the last post from everyone as their official entries.

====.
2. Please see some adjustments as I missed a block of about 6/7 entries for the Bournemouth match - must have had an update issue on that particular day to miss so many.

====.
Hi there Okus - On a recent contract I'd have been laughing but trying to get there now midweek is almost impossible for me.
Win some lose some. As long as Town win we are all happy
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Predictions League - Quick Notes: ====. 1. Due to the match being postponed I am going to extend the cut-off time for all entries until Midnight on: ==> - Monday 28th January. ==> ...so two more days!! :-) ---. Feel free to adjust anything you've already entered.....I'll take the last post from everyone as their official entries. ====. 2. Please see some adjustments as I missed a block of about 6/7 entries for the Bournemouth match - must have had an update issue on that particular day to miss so many. ====. Hi there Okus - On a recent contract I'd have been laughing but trying to get there now midweek is almost impossible for me.[/p][/quote]Win some lose some. As long as Town win we are all happy Okus Road

11:28am Sun 27 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

KojaktheWarg wrote:
I suspect this will move to Tues 19th Feb as both teams are free but we shall see.
Happy with that as they'll have had their big cup match on the previous weekend - would be pleasantly surprised if they do as it would suit us better.
...
They've already got 4 games to catch up + the F.A. Cup date so the sooner the better, although with all the games they have in hand the later the game is may mean that they are starting to suffer from fixture congestion and tiredness.
...mind you it's their only free Tuesday until 9th April (excluding the pre-Bank Holiday Tuesday)....so not a lot of choice for them really.
[quote][p][bold]KojaktheWarg[/bold] wrote: I suspect this will move to Tues 19th Feb as both teams are free but we shall see.[/p][/quote]Happy with that as they'll have had their big cup match on the previous weekend - would be pleasantly surprised if they do as it would suit us better. ... They've already got 4 games to catch up + the F.A. Cup date so the sooner the better, although with all the games they have in hand the later the game is may mean that they are starting to suffer from fixture congestion and tiredness. ...mind you it's their only free Tuesday until 9th April (excluding the pre-Bank Holiday Tuesday)....so not a lot of choice for them really. SAPFanSTFC

11:28am Sun 27 Jan 13

KojaktheWarg says...

I see MK Dons now have Ryan Harley who is impressive. He was a big part of ECFCs relative success 2007-2010 before he went to Brighton (where they didnt seem to play him much). Now he is back down a level i'd be interested to see how we handle him when we play them. As an aside it was his goal on the last day of the season in 2010 that saved ECFC from relegation and sent Gillingham down which was nice...
I see MK Dons now have Ryan Harley who is impressive. He was a big part of ECFCs relative success 2007-2010 before he went to Brighton (where they didnt seem to play him much). Now he is back down a level i'd be interested to see how we handle him when we play them. As an aside it was his goal on the last day of the season in 2010 that saved ECFC from relegation and sent Gillingham down which was nice... KojaktheWarg

11:31am Sun 27 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

......anyone seen the Football League Paper and the expected apology yet?
......anyone seen the Football League Paper and the expected apology yet? SAPFanSTFC

1:09pm Sun 27 Jan 13

red white says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
......anyone seen the Football League Paper and the expected apology yet?
No will go an see the scum rag at tesco soon.

One of our greatest playyyyerrrs was by the way,was the fantastic;

Arthur Arthur Horsfield!
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: ......anyone seen the Football League Paper and the expected apology yet?[/p][/quote]No will go an see the scum rag at tesco soon. One of our greatest playyyyerrrs was by the way,was the fantastic; Arthur Arthur Horsfield! red white

2:02pm Sun 27 Jan 13

the don69 says...

I see the Bee's got a good draw in the cup!good result for us,cause it's another game for the Bee's,sure to affect their league form,just like MK Don's!Don't know when the replay will be?because the date it should be,Chelski are playing in the Europa p1ss Pot Cup!!!!!!!!!!!
I see the Bee's got a good draw in the cup!good result for us,cause it's another game for the Bee's,sure to affect their league form,just like MK Don's!Don't know when the replay will be?because the date it should be,Chelski are playing in the Europa p1ss Pot Cup!!!!!!!!!!! the don69

2:28pm Sun 27 Jan 13

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Big game on TUESDAY..
IF WE WIN that would sit use 3rd with only 4 points behind donny amd trannie..
Big game on TUESDAY.. IF WE WIN that would sit use 3rd with only 4 points behind donny amd trannie.. DarrenSTFCRomain

3:00pm Sun 27 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

the don69 wrote:
I see the Bee's got a good draw in the cup!good result for us,cause it's another game for the Bee's,sure to affect their league form,just like MK Don's!Don't know when the replay will be?because the date it should be,Chelski are playing in the Europa p1ss Pot Cup!!!!!!!!!!!
That'll be 5 Tuesday matches in 6 weeks
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: I see the Bee's got a good draw in the cup!good result for us,cause it's another game for the Bee's,sure to affect their league form,just like MK Don's!Don't know when the replay will be?because the date it should be,Chelski are playing in the Europa p1ss Pot Cup!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]That'll be 5 Tuesday matches in 6 weeks SAPFanSTFC

3:37pm Sun 27 Jan 13

jayden says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
......anyone seen the Football League Paper and the expected apology yet?
Yes its about as good as could be expected.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: ......anyone seen the Football League Paper and the expected apology yet?[/p][/quote]Yes its about as good as could be expected. jayden

3:39pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Steve. Brentford says...

DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
Big game on TUESDAY..
IF WE WIN that would sit use 3rd with only 4 points behind donny amd trannie..
Yep,i will be there Tuesday,i see they are going to change the date of the Mk Dons game Daz,if you are going to the rearranged game let me know?
[quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: Big game on TUESDAY.. IF WE WIN that would sit use 3rd with only 4 points behind donny amd trannie..[/p][/quote]Yep,i will be there Tuesday,i see they are going to change the date of the Mk Dons game Daz,if you are going to the rearranged game let me know? Steve. Brentford

3:43pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Steve. Brentford says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
Big game on TUESDAY..
IF WE WIN that would sit use 3rd with only 4 points behind donny amd trannie..
Yep,i will be there Tuesday,i see they are going to change the date of the Mk Dons game Daz,if you are going to the rearranged game let me know?
Ah Jayden hope you are well mate, what about you,will you make that game?
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: Big game on TUESDAY.. IF WE WIN that would sit use 3rd with only 4 points behind donny amd trannie..[/p][/quote]Yep,i will be there Tuesday,i see they are going to change the date of the Mk Dons game Daz,if you are going to the rearranged game let me know?[/p][/quote]Ah Jayden hope you are well mate, what about you,will you make that game? Steve. Brentford

4:24pm Sun 27 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

jayden wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
......anyone seen the Football League Paper and the expected apology yet?
Yes its about as good as could be expected.
Hey lads,

This is the response by FL Paper:

SWINDON Town have released a statement in which they reveal they have accepted an apology from the Football League Paper regarding an article published on Sunday.

The piece, by staff writer Chris Dunlavy, suggested the club committed "financial doping" and "virtually cheated" their way to the League Two title last season.

Town also confirm that the Football League Paper will pay damages.

The statement read: "Swindon Town Football Club have today accepted the following apology from the Football League Paper following the article which appeared on Sunday 20th January.

A letter was issued to the paper on Monday, demanding a retraction of the article, allied to an unreserved apology and a request for damages. All of these have been agreed to by the Football League Paper."

Swindon also made public the apology sent by Mr Dunlavy, which reads: "Dear Sirs, I am writing to offer my unreserved apologies for my article in the Football League Paper on Sunday 20 January under the headline 'Swindon Town: The 'cheats' who really prospered'.


It has been made abundantly clear to me by Swindon supporters that I have made a grave misrepresentation.

Swindon Town's debt is owned 98 per cent by Andrew Black, the owner of the club, so no-one has 'gone unpaid' as I wrongly suggested.


My intention had been to raise the wider issue of insolvency and debt in football, and more precisely the need for clubs to move towards self-sustainability.


I saw Sir William Patey's reported comments about administration and used this as the basis for my comments.

I chose the wrong target and for that I am genuinely sorry.

Chris Dunlavy"

Football League Paper editor in chief, David Emery said: "Chris Dunlavy is a fine young journalist who on this occasion allowed his crusading instincts to obscure the true facts. It is a harsh lesson.


"Another regret of this unhappy episode is that, until now, Chris had always enjoyed good relations with Swindon and found the club to be both helpful and accommodating."

In addition, the Football League Paper will make a £500 charity donation to Swindon's chosen charity of the year, the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

As good as it gets....

Louis :-))
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: ......anyone seen the Football League Paper and the expected apology yet?[/p][/quote]Yes its about as good as could be expected.[/p][/quote]Hey lads, This is the response by FL Paper: SWINDON Town have released a statement in which they reveal they have accepted an apology from the Football League Paper regarding an article published on Sunday. The piece, by staff writer Chris Dunlavy, suggested the club committed "financial doping" and "virtually cheated" their way to the League Two title last season. Town also confirm that the Football League Paper will pay damages. The statement read: "Swindon Town Football Club have today accepted the following apology from the Football League Paper following the article which appeared on Sunday 20th January. A letter was issued to the paper on Monday, demanding a retraction of the article, allied to an unreserved apology and a request for damages. All of these have been agreed to by the Football League Paper." Swindon also made public the apology sent by Mr Dunlavy, which reads: "Dear Sirs, I am writing to offer my unreserved apologies for my article in the Football League Paper on Sunday 20 January under the headline 'Swindon Town: The 'cheats' who really prospered'. It has been made abundantly clear to me by Swindon supporters that I have made a grave misrepresentation. Swindon Town's debt is owned 98 per cent by Andrew Black, the owner of the club, so no-one has 'gone unpaid' as I wrongly suggested. My intention had been to raise the wider issue of insolvency and debt in football, and more precisely the need for clubs to move towards self-sustainability. I saw Sir William Patey's reported comments about administration and used this as the basis for my comments. I chose the wrong target and for that I am genuinely sorry. Chris Dunlavy" Football League Paper editor in chief, David Emery said: "Chris Dunlavy is a fine young journalist who on this occasion allowed his crusading instincts to obscure the true facts. It is a harsh lesson. "Another regret of this unhappy episode is that, until now, Chris had always enjoyed good relations with Swindon and found the club to be both helpful and accommodating." In addition, the Football League Paper will make a £500 charity donation to Swindon's chosen charity of the year, the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. As good as it gets.... Louis :-)) louiscassius

4:34pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Steve. Brentford says...

louiscassius wrote:
jayden wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
......anyone seen the Football League Paper and the expected apology yet?
Yes its about as good as could be expected.
Hey lads,

This is the response by FL Paper:

SWINDON Town have released a statement in which they reveal they have accepted an apology from the Football League Paper regarding an article published on Sunday.

The piece, by staff writer Chris Dunlavy, suggested the club committed "financial doping" and "virtually cheated" their way to the League Two title last season.

Town also confirm that the Football League Paper will pay damages.

The statement read: "Swindon Town Football Club have today accepted the following apology from the Football League Paper following the article which appeared on Sunday 20th January.

A letter was issued to the paper on Monday, demanding a retraction of the article, allied to an unreserved apology and a request for damages. All of these have been agreed to by the Football League Paper."

Swindon also made public the apology sent by Mr Dunlavy, which reads: "Dear Sirs, I am writing to offer my unreserved apologies for my article in the Football League Paper on Sunday 20 January under the headline 'Swindon Town: The 'cheats' who really prospered'.


It has been made abundantly clear to me by Swindon supporters that I have made a grave misrepresentation.

Swindon Town's debt is owned 98 per cent by Andrew Black, the owner of the club, so no-one has 'gone unpaid' as I wrongly suggested.


My intention had been to raise the wider issue of insolvency and debt in football, and more precisely the need for clubs to move towards self-sustainability.



I saw Sir William Patey's reported comments about administration and used this as the basis for my comments.

I chose the wrong target and for that I am genuinely sorry.

Chris Dunlavy"

Football League Paper editor in chief, David Emery said: "Chris Dunlavy is a fine young journalist who on this occasion allowed his crusading instincts to obscure the true facts. It is a harsh lesson.


"Another regret of this unhappy episode is that, until now, Chris had always enjoyed good relations with Swindon and found the club to be both helpful and accommodating."

In addition, the Football League Paper will make a £500 charity donation to Swindon's chosen charity of the year, the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

As good as it gets....

Louis :-))
All they have done is repeated what they wrote to the club and to everyone that e-mailed in,not what i was hoping for but i wont lose any sleep over it.
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: ......anyone seen the Football League Paper and the expected apology yet?[/p][/quote]Yes its about as good as could be expected.[/p][/quote]Hey lads, This is the response by FL Paper: SWINDON Town have released a statement in which they reveal they have accepted an apology from the Football League Paper regarding an article published on Sunday. The piece, by staff writer Chris Dunlavy, suggested the club committed "financial doping" and "virtually cheated" their way to the League Two title last season. Town also confirm that the Football League Paper will pay damages. The statement read: "Swindon Town Football Club have today accepted the following apology from the Football League Paper following the article which appeared on Sunday 20th January. A letter was issued to the paper on Monday, demanding a retraction of the article, allied to an unreserved apology and a request for damages. All of these have been agreed to by the Football League Paper." Swindon also made public the apology sent by Mr Dunlavy, which reads: "Dear Sirs, I am writing to offer my unreserved apologies for my article in the Football League Paper on Sunday 20 January under the headline 'Swindon Town: The 'cheats' who really prospered'. It has been made abundantly clear to me by Swindon supporters that I have made a grave misrepresentation. Swindon Town's debt is owned 98 per cent by Andrew Black, the owner of the club, so no-one has 'gone unpaid' as I wrongly suggested. My intention had been to raise the wider issue of insolvency and debt in football, and more precisely the need for clubs to move towards self-sustainability. I saw Sir William Patey's reported comments about administration and used this as the basis for my comments. I chose the wrong target and for that I am genuinely sorry. Chris Dunlavy" Football League Paper editor in chief, David Emery said: "Chris Dunlavy is a fine young journalist who on this occasion allowed his crusading instincts to obscure the true facts. It is a harsh lesson. "Another regret of this unhappy episode is that, until now, Chris had always enjoyed good relations with Swindon and found the club to be both helpful and accommodating." In addition, the Football League Paper will make a £500 charity donation to Swindon's chosen charity of the year, the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. As good as it gets.... Louis :-))[/p][/quote]All they have done is repeated what they wrote to the club and to everyone that e-mailed in,not what i was hoping for but i wont lose any sleep over it. Steve. Brentford

5:01pm Sun 27 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
jayden wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
......anyone seen the Football League Paper and the expected apology yet?
Yes its about as good as could be expected.
Hey lads,

This is the response by FL Paper:

SWINDON Town have released a statement in which they reveal they have accepted an apology from the Football League Paper regarding an article published on Sunday.

The piece, by staff writer Chris Dunlavy, suggested the club committed "financial doping" and "virtually cheated" their way to the League Two title last season.

Town also confirm that the Football League Paper will pay damages.

The statement read: "Swindon Town Football Club have today accepted the following apology from the Football League Paper following the article which appeared on Sunday 20th January.

A letter was issued to the paper on Monday, demanding a retraction of the article, allied to an unreserved apology and a request for damages. All of these have been agreed to by the Football League Paper."

Swindon also made public the apology sent by Mr Dunlavy, which reads: "Dear Sirs, I am writing to offer my unreserved apologies for my article in the Football League Paper on Sunday 20 January under the headline 'Swindon Town: The 'cheats' who really prospered'.


It has been made abundantly clear to me by Swindon supporters that I have made a grave misrepresentation.

Swindon Town's debt is owned 98 per cent by Andrew Black, the owner of the club, so no-one has 'gone unpaid' as I wrongly suggested.


My intention had been to raise the wider issue of insolvency and debt in football, and more precisely the need for clubs to move towards self-sustainability.




I saw Sir William Patey's reported comments about administration and used this as the basis for my comments.

I chose the wrong target and for that I am genuinely sorry.

Chris Dunlavy"

Football League Paper editor in chief, David Emery said: "Chris Dunlavy is a fine young journalist who on this occasion allowed his crusading instincts to obscure the true facts. It is a harsh lesson.


"Another regret of this unhappy episode is that, until now, Chris had always enjoyed good relations with Swindon and found the club to be both helpful and accommodating."

In addition, the Football League Paper will make a £500 charity donation to Swindon's chosen charity of the year, the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

As good as it gets....

Louis :-))
All they have done is repeated what they wrote to the club and to everyone that e-mailed in,not what i was hoping for but i wont lose any sleep over it.
Hoped for more but it clearly states "We (as in FLP) were wrong!
...
End-of really.
====
Cheers Louis!!
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: ......anyone seen the Football League Paper and the expected apology yet?[/p][/quote]Yes its about as good as could be expected.[/p][/quote]Hey lads, This is the response by FL Paper: SWINDON Town have released a statement in which they reveal they have accepted an apology from the Football League Paper regarding an article published on Sunday. The piece, by staff writer Chris Dunlavy, suggested the club committed "financial doping" and "virtually cheated" their way to the League Two title last season. Town also confirm that the Football League Paper will pay damages. The statement read: "Swindon Town Football Club have today accepted the following apology from the Football League Paper following the article which appeared on Sunday 20th January. A letter was issued to the paper on Monday, demanding a retraction of the article, allied to an unreserved apology and a request for damages. All of these have been agreed to by the Football League Paper." Swindon also made public the apology sent by Mr Dunlavy, which reads: "Dear Sirs, I am writing to offer my unreserved apologies for my article in the Football League Paper on Sunday 20 January under the headline 'Swindon Town: The 'cheats' who really prospered'. It has been made abundantly clear to me by Swindon supporters that I have made a grave misrepresentation. Swindon Town's debt is owned 98 per cent by Andrew Black, the owner of the club, so no-one has 'gone unpaid' as I wrongly suggested. My intention had been to raise the wider issue of insolvency and debt in football, and more precisely the need for clubs to move towards self-sustainability. I saw Sir William Patey's reported comments about administration and used this as the basis for my comments. I chose the wrong target and for that I am genuinely sorry. Chris Dunlavy" Football League Paper editor in chief, David Emery said: "Chris Dunlavy is a fine young journalist who on this occasion allowed his crusading instincts to obscure the true facts. It is a harsh lesson. "Another regret of this unhappy episode is that, until now, Chris had always enjoyed good relations with Swindon and found the club to be both helpful and accommodating." In addition, the Football League Paper will make a £500 charity donation to Swindon's chosen charity of the year, the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. As good as it gets.... Louis :-))[/p][/quote]All they have done is repeated what they wrote to the club and to everyone that e-mailed in,not what i was hoping for but i wont lose any sleep over it.[/p][/quote]Hoped for more but it clearly states "We (as in FLP) were wrong! ... End-of really. ==== Cheers Louis!! SAPFanSTFC

6:47pm Sun 27 Jan 13

the don69 says...

Well done Oldham,the Liverpool team played today cost £100m and until Gerrard came on they looked like a pub team!how the once mighty Reds have fallen!The great Bill Shankly must be turning in his grave!as an Oldham fan said on Twitter,we beat Liverpool today!next they play a decent side from Liverpool,LOL!!!!!!!
!!!!!!
Well done Oldham,the Liverpool team played today cost £100m and until Gerrard came on they looked like a pub team!how the once mighty Reds have fallen!The great Bill Shankly must be turning in his grave!as an Oldham fan said on Twitter,we beat Liverpool today!next they play a decent side from Liverpool,LOL!!!!!!! !!!!!! the don69

7:00pm Sun 27 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
Big game on TUESDAY..
IF WE WIN that would sit use 3rd with only 4 points behind donny amd trannie..
Yep,i will be there Tuesday,i see they are going to change the date of the Mk Dons game Daz,if you are going to the rearranged game let me know?
Also hoping to be there on Tuesday weather permitting, and its not looking good - take your rods Steve I reckon there'll be a carp or two around.
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: Big game on TUESDAY.. IF WE WIN that would sit use 3rd with only 4 points behind donny amd trannie..[/p][/quote]Yep,i will be there Tuesday,i see they are going to change the date of the Mk Dons game Daz,if you are going to the rearranged game let me know?[/p][/quote]Also hoping to be there on Tuesday weather permitting, and its not looking good - take your rods Steve I reckon there'll be a carp or two around. The Jockster

7:28pm Sun 27 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
Big game on TUESDAY..
IF WE WIN that would sit use 3rd with only 4 points behind donny amd trannie..
Yep,i will be there Tuesday,i see they are going to change the date of the Mk Dons game Daz,if you are going to the rearranged game let me know?
Ah Jayden hope you are well mate, what about you,will you make that game?
Hi Steve, are you aware of any tube closures around London late evenings?
...
I may be able to make the game but would have to go by train now that my car has given up the ghost...just want to make sure I can get back across to Paddington easily enough.
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: Big game on TUESDAY.. IF WE WIN that would sit use 3rd with only 4 points behind donny amd trannie..[/p][/quote]Yep,i will be there Tuesday,i see they are going to change the date of the Mk Dons game Daz,if you are going to the rearranged game let me know?[/p][/quote]Ah Jayden hope you are well mate, what about you,will you make that game?[/p][/quote]Hi Steve, are you aware of any tube closures around London late evenings? ... I may be able to make the game but would have to go by train now that my car has given up the ghost...just want to make sure I can get back across to Paddington easily enough. SAPFanSTFC

7:30pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Okus Road says...

Oldham were due to play Stevenage on 16th Feb, wonder if we can rearrange our game with Stevenage from end of April as we both have a free Saturday now?
Oldham were due to play Stevenage on 16th Feb, wonder if we can rearrange our game with Stevenage from end of April as we both have a free Saturday now? Okus Road

7:50pm Sun 27 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Okus Road wrote:
Oldham were due to play Stevenage on 16th Feb, wonder if we can rearrange our game with Stevenage from end of April as we both have a free Saturday now?
...not sure that would really help as we would be squeezing in another match into a congested February...I'd rather have the Saturday and prepare to play the MK Farcicles on the Tuesday after their Cup match.
----
Doubt the football league would sanction any change of a full football league program on the 2nd last Saturday of the season either.
....
I can't see any other option for MK other than the date you originally mentioned - Tuesday 19th....and with MK potentially getting another replay or going into a 6th Rd....after that draw they've every chance.....I think we can discount them from the promotion race...may squeeze a play-off spot but is going to be a tall order with their size squad.
[quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: Oldham were due to play Stevenage on 16th Feb, wonder if we can rearrange our game with Stevenage from end of April as we both have a free Saturday now?[/p][/quote]...not sure that would really help as we would be squeezing in another match into a congested February...I'd rather have the Saturday and prepare to play the MK Farcicles on the Tuesday after their Cup match. ---- Doubt the football league would sanction any change of a full football league program on the 2nd last Saturday of the season either. .... I can't see any other option for MK other than the date you originally mentioned - Tuesday 19th....and with MK potentially getting another replay or going into a 6th Rd....after that draw they've every chance.....I think we can discount them from the promotion race...may squeeze a play-off spot but is going to be a tall order with their size squad. SAPFanSTFC

8:34pm Sun 27 Jan 13

swindonjason says...

And the prospect of Crewe at home being re-arranged too if they reach the JPT final at Wembley.
And the prospect of Crewe at home being re-arranged too if they reach the JPT final at Wembley. swindonjason

8:55pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

Not sure about you guys, but starting to worry slightly with the re-arrangements. How are Doncaster and Tranmere affected (apart from yesterday). Could be all the pack are playing two games a week and they escape.

COYMR
Not sure about you guys, but starting to worry slightly with the re-arrangements. How are Doncaster and Tranmere affected (apart from yesterday). Could be all the pack are playing two games a week and they escape. COYMR Oxon-Red

8:56pm Sun 27 Jan 13

davel4848 says...

If our opponents object to a re-arranged game on 12th/16th/19th February, we will have a two week break, which would not be good.
If our opponents object to a re-arranged game on 12th/16th/19th February, we will have a two week break, which would not be good. davel4848

10:21pm Sun 27 Jan 13

jayden says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
Big game on TUESDAY..
IF WE WIN that would sit use 3rd with only 4 points behind donny amd trannie..
Yep,i will be there Tuesday,i see they are going to change the date of the Mk Dons game Daz,if you are going to the rearranged game let me know?
Ah Jayden hope you are well mate, what about you,will you make that game?
Hi steve no wont be at thiis one mate not done much work because of the weather so need to make a bit this week.I hope to catch (PUN) up with you soon mate.
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: Big game on TUESDAY.. IF WE WIN that would sit use 3rd with only 4 points behind donny amd trannie..[/p][/quote]Yep,i will be there Tuesday,i see they are going to change the date of the Mk Dons game Daz,if you are going to the rearranged game let me know?[/p][/quote]Ah Jayden hope you are well mate, what about you,will you make that game?[/p][/quote]Hi steve no wont be at thiis one mate not done much work because of the weather so need to make a bit this week.I hope to catch (PUN) up with you soon mate. jayden

10:23pm Sun 27 Jan 13

LydiardRED67 says...

Don't worry chaps, Ferry is our secret weapon. Cast your minds back to last ore season when he was heavily involved, only to play a bit part until mid season.

Same thing happening this year. He will feature strongly from now until the end of the season, and more importantly will be fresh.

As for the football league rag, it is a scant apology which reiterates the original article.

Scandelous, but lets move on.
Don't worry chaps, Ferry is our secret weapon. Cast your minds back to last ore season when he was heavily involved, only to play a bit part until mid season. Same thing happening this year. He will feature strongly from now until the end of the season, and more importantly will be fresh. As for the football league rag, it is a scant apology which reiterates the original article. Scandelous, but lets move on. LydiardRED67

10:24pm Sun 27 Jan 13

old town robin says...

KojaktheWarg wrote:
I suspect this will move to Tues 19th Feb as both teams are free but we shall see.
have to agree, it's going to be the 19th Feb, was planning to be there for the saturday game to meet up with my brother who is an old boy town player living close to their ground. Might still make the rearranged date as I frequently visit Bicester on business. At least they have a valid reason for rescheduling which cannot be sais for 3 other teams in this very poor league.
[quote][p][bold]KojaktheWarg[/bold] wrote: I suspect this will move to Tues 19th Feb as both teams are free but we shall see.[/p][/quote]have to agree, it's going to be the 19th Feb, was planning to be there for the saturday game to meet up with my brother who is an old boy town player living close to their ground. Might still make the rearranged date as I frequently visit Bicester on business. At least they have a valid reason for rescheduling which cannot be sais for 3 other teams in this very poor league. old town robin

10:24pm Sun 27 Jan 13

LydiardRED67 says...

LydiardRED67 wrote:
Don't worry chaps, Ferry is our secret weapon. Cast your minds back to last ore season when he was heavily involved, only to play a bit part until mid season.

Same thing happening this year. He will feature strongly from now until the end of the season, and more importantly will be fresh.

As for the football league rag, it is a scant apology which reiterates the original article.

Scandelous, but lets move on.
Make that rarely involved until mid season last year.

Blame the missus.
[quote][p][bold]LydiardRED67[/bold] wrote: Don't worry chaps, Ferry is our secret weapon. Cast your minds back to last ore season when he was heavily involved, only to play a bit part until mid season. Same thing happening this year. He will feature strongly from now until the end of the season, and more importantly will be fresh. As for the football league rag, it is a scant apology which reiterates the original article. Scandelous, but lets move on.[/p][/quote]Make that rarely involved until mid season last year. Blame the missus. LydiardRED67

10:03am Mon 28 Jan 13

Psychedelic Syd says...

I'm delighted the Dons match will be re-arranged as I couldn't manage the original Feb date. Great! I love away matches, such a buzz and brilliant noisy fellow supporters. Orient are in for a drubbing!!! (I hope!)
I'm delighted the Dons match will be re-arranged as I couldn't manage the original Feb date. Great! I love away matches, such a buzz and brilliant noisy fellow supporters. Orient are in for a drubbing!!! (I hope!) Psychedelic Syd

8:37pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Steve. Brentford says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
Big game on TUESDAY..
IF WE WIN that would sit use 3rd with only 4 points behind donny amd trannie..
Yep,i will be there Tuesday,i see they are going to change the date of the Mk Dons game Daz,if you are going to the rearranged game let me know?
Ah Jayden hope you are well mate, what about you,will you make that game?
Hi Steve, are you aware of any tube closures around London late evenings?
...
I may be able to make the game but would have to go by train now that my car has given up the ghost...just want to make sure I can get back across to Paddington easily enough.
Sorry for late reply but not aware of any problems with the underground mate.


Jock,bring your maggot in case any eel`s are feeding.

Jayden, what about MK DONGS mate.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: Big game on TUESDAY.. IF WE WIN that would sit use 3rd with only 4 points behind donny amd trannie..[/p][/quote]Yep,i will be there Tuesday,i see they are going to change the date of the Mk Dons game Daz,if you are going to the rearranged game let me know?[/p][/quote]Ah Jayden hope you are well mate, what about you,will you make that game?[/p][/quote]Hi Steve, are you aware of any tube closures around London late evenings? ... I may be able to make the game but would have to go by train now that my car has given up the ghost...just want to make sure I can get back across to Paddington easily enough.[/p][/quote]Sorry for late reply but not aware of any problems with the underground mate. Jock,bring your maggot in case any eel`s are feeding. Jayden, what about MK DONGS mate. Steve. Brentford

9:35pm Mon 28 Jan 13

jayden says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
Big game on TUESDAY..
IF WE WIN that would sit use 3rd with only 4 points behind donny amd trannie..
Yep,i will be there Tuesday,i see they are going to change the date of the Mk Dons game Daz,if you are going to the rearranged game let me know?
Ah Jayden hope you are well mate, what about you,will you make that game?
Hi Steve, are you aware of any tube closures around London late evenings?
...
I may be able to make the game but would have to go by train now that my car has given up the ghost...just want to make sure I can get back across to Paddington easily enough.
Sorry for late reply but not aware of any problems with the underground mate.


Jock,bring your maggot in case any eel`s are feeding.

Jayden, what about MK DONGS mate.
Yeah ill be going to that one steve .
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: Big game on TUESDAY.. IF WE WIN that would sit use 3rd with only 4 points behind donny amd trannie..[/p][/quote]Yep,i will be there Tuesday,i see they are going to change the date of the Mk Dons game Daz,if you are going to the rearranged game let me know?[/p][/quote]Ah Jayden hope you are well mate, what about you,will you make that game?[/p][/quote]Hi Steve, are you aware of any tube closures around London late evenings? ... I may be able to make the game but would have to go by train now that my car has given up the ghost...just want to make sure I can get back across to Paddington easily enough.[/p][/quote]Sorry for late reply but not aware of any problems with the underground mate. Jock,bring your maggot in case any eel`s are feeding. Jayden, what about MK DONGS mate.[/p][/quote]Yeah ill be going to that one steve . jayden

10:21pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Steve. Brentford says...

jayden wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
Big game on TUESDAY..
IF WE WIN that would sit use 3rd with only 4 points behind donny amd trannie..
Yep,i will be there Tuesday,i see they are going to change the date of the Mk Dons game Daz,if you are going to the rearranged game let me know?
Ah Jayden hope you are well mate, what about you,will you make that game?
Hi Steve, are you aware of any tube closures around London late evenings?
...
I may be able to make the game but would have to go by train now that my car has given up the ghost...just want to make sure I can get back across to Paddington easily enough.
Sorry for late reply but not aware of any problems with the underground mate.


Jock,bring your maggot in case any eel`s are feeding.

Jayden, what about MK DONGS mate.
Yeah ill be going to that one steve .
I`ll email you nearer the time mate.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: Big game on TUESDAY.. IF WE WIN that would sit use 3rd with only 4 points behind donny amd trannie..[/p][/quote]Yep,i will be there Tuesday,i see they are going to change the date of the Mk Dons game Daz,if you are going to the rearranged game let me know?[/p][/quote]Ah Jayden hope you are well mate, what about you,will you make that game?[/p][/quote]Hi Steve, are you aware of any tube closures around London late evenings? ... I may be able to make the game but would have to go by train now that my car has given up the ghost...just want to make sure I can get back across to Paddington easily enough.[/p][/quote]Sorry for late reply but not aware of any problems with the underground mate. Jock,bring your maggot in case any eel`s are feeding. Jayden, what about MK DONGS mate.[/p][/quote]Yeah ill be going to that one steve .[/p][/quote]I`ll email you nearer the time mate. Steve. Brentford

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