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  • REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN
  • New owners agree deal to take control of Swindon, the Adver understands
  • Jed McCrory fronts consortium set to buy club
  • Robins' stability secured

11:42pm

That's it from us at the Adver for this evening, on what has been a turbulent day for Swindon Town.

Thanks to you all for following the day's events with us and for you comments, and please remember to pick up your copy of the paper tomorrow morning for all the latest developments.

We will be back at 8am tomorrow morning for Deadline Day Live, where we are expecting a busy day of transfer activity for Paolo Di Canio and the Robins.

 

10:38pm

Town have just made this statement:

THE Board of Swindon Town FC are pleased to announce its majority shareholder Andrew Black has today exchanged contracts with a consortium to acquire the Club. Completion of the sale is dependent upon approval from the Football League, which we hope to obtain in the next few days.

Upon completion, most of the Club’s existing debt will be written off, the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season.

Chairman Sir William Patey commented: “This is an important day for the Club, with the current owners writing off most of their debts and the new consortium’s funding, the Club has a strong financial base to continue the battle for Championship football. I look forward to updating you with more details as soon the deal receives Football League approval.”

9:38pm

There is still no official word from Swindon Town regarding Matt Ritchie's move this evening, other to confirm it.

9:07pm

Swindon speedway boss Alun Rossiter is not happy with the news of Matt Ritchie's move to Bournemouth

8:52pm

Jonathan Wilkes has his say

8:47pm

8:45pm Wed 30 Jan 13

stigger says

unbelievable, an absolute Joke!! PDC will be gone i'm sure, on the day of takeover sell our biggest asset bodes well doesn't it!!!

8:43pm

Town midfielder Matt Ritchie has agreed terms on a three and a half year deal to move to Bournemouth, with the two clubs agreeing to a fee in the region of £500,000.

The deal is now subject to Football League approval.Swindon Advertiser: Matt Ritchie celebrates his goal against Doncaster

ON HIS WAY: Matt Ritchie

6:30pm

YOUR SAY

6:02pm Wed 30 Jan 13

vikingred says

Any news on whether there will be a Press Conference this evening, or some kind of announcement from the new owners to give the fans an insight into there plans to take the club forward and also allay any fears we have over rumours of our best players being sold..?

We still have no official word from the club.

6:03pm

The Advertiser understands the terms of the takeover at Town would see the money owed to Andrew Black, Sir Martyn Arbib, Andrew Fitton and Jeremy Wray in the club's holding company wiped.

Those debts are believed to total between £9.5million and £10million.

5:20pm

The Advertiser has learnt that Andy Williams is the subject of interest from Bristol City.

5:13pm

The Advertiser understands the prospective new owners of Swindon Town do not want to sell Matt Ritchie, after a £600,000 bid was tabled by the Robins' League One rivals.

5:10pm

4:56pm

4:47pm

YOUR SAY

4:44pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Reality Red says

My dodgy Ticker cant take much more of this.....

4:46pm

 

YOUR SAY

4:29pm

No comment from Bournemouth on reports linking them with a £600k approach for Swindon Town winger Matt Ritchie.

4:16pm

No comment from Swindon Town on reports linking Bournemouth with a £600k approach for Matt Ritchie.

4:06pm

Reports in Bournemouth claim a fee of £600,000 has been agreed for the Town winger.

3:51pm

 

3:49pm

Reports from Bournemouth suggest the Cherries have made another bid for Swindon Town winger Matt Ritchie.

3:44pm

The Advertiser understands Gary Madine remains a transfer target of Swindon Town.

It remains unclear, however, whether or not funds will be available to manager Paolo Di Canio to strengthen his squad before tomorrow's 11pm deadline.

3:38pm

While McCrory spent time and money sprucing up Banbury's Spencer Stadium home, he also invested money into revamping the club's squad by bringing in a number of loan players from professional clubs including Reading, Peterborough and Stevenage.

3:19pm

2:10pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says

Well, I dunno about you guys but I'm just happy the "A" word has been avoided and there are better things to come hopefully, a whole lot better than 24hrs ago.

3:08pm

2:51pm Wed 30 Jan 13

ShearerShearer says

"The Advertiser understands Deakin is not involved in the takeover of Swindon Town. "

Let's hope this is true, wasn't too popular at Port Vale..........

2:29pm

YOUR SAY

2:24pm

To clarify, should the takeover at Swindon Town receive Football League approval then it is understood all threat of administration would disappear.

2:19pm

Jed McCrory should be able to hold board positions at both Swindon Town and Banbury United until the end of the season.

Special dispensation can be made to allow an individual to have a significant role at two separate clubs, provided they will not meet in FA competitions.

This was the case when former Swindon chairman Andrew Fitton arrived at the County Ground, when he occupied the same position at Hungerford.

Come next season, however, McCrory would be expected not to be fulfilling both roles.

1:42pm

Banbury United fans seem to be concerned about Jed McCrory's interests in Swindon Town, with 'Whiskey' writing on the club's message board:

"If Jed goes, I would imagine it will leave is struggling to pay the wage bill with a large squad just for starters especially with crowds we are currently getting. The team has turned a corner and is playing well lets hope whatever happens we can hang on to most of the current squad."

1:35pm

YOUR SAY

1:34pm

Today's report in the Daily Mail which suggested Swindon Town's players were all up for sale and that the club was about to be plunged into administration appears to have been the result of an erroneous email.

The Advertiser has learnt that an agent issued the missive, which intimated that every member of the Town squad was available for transfer, last night.

The Adver has also been told that several agents have been claiming to represent players who are not their clients.

1:31pm

YOUR SAY

1:28pm

YOUR SAY

1:17pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says

Obviously Black will remain as a director, but any news on Arbib, Backhouse, Fitton etc, and will Watkins remain as Chief Exec ?

Until we have an official announcement we are unlikely to know much more about their respective roles.

1:19pm

YOUR SAY

1:13pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the don69 says

What's the rules on him still running Banbury?cause that would be good to have a reserve side again!anyone know what their ground is like(never been to it)the Duke should know,where is he when needed lol,let's hope Sam can get an interview asap to shed some light on all this!!!!!!!!!

We are looking into the issue of dual ownership and what the rules and regulations are in relation to the Football League and non-league.

Of course we are keen to get an interview with Mr McCrory and we will be requesting as much.

1:16pm

Still no confirmation from the club at present regarding the state of play.

1:11pm

YOUR SAY

1:05pm Wed 30 Jan 13

EastleazeRed says

Not that worried about funds being available to bring in new players, more worried about not having to sell anyone to fund the deal ?

1:10pm

Jed McCrory is listed as having 13 active directorships, varying from interests in property and leisure to sports solutions.

He acquired Banbury United in the late summer of last year as part of the Ordicium Ltd bid, where his two partners were Martin King and Perry Deakin.

The Advertiser understands Deakin is not involved in the takeover of Swindon Town.

1:09pm

Rumours linking Worcester Warriors Rugby Club backer Cecil Duckworth to the consortium taking over the club appear to be wide of the mark.

The Adver has learnt the multi-millionaire is currently on holiday in Brazil until the middle of February, meaning he is unlikely to be involved in any negotiations.

1:01pm

YOUR SAY
At the moment we don't have any more names.

1:00pm

We expect the takeover to be completed this afternoon.

12:59pm

After taking over at Banbury United, Jed McCrory attempted to increase attendances at the club by offering to buy fans drinks.

Swindon Advertiser: Football Team Logo for Banbury United

 

He told the Banbury Guardian in October: “If we can double the gate of our last home game – 143 – then I will buy the first 286 fans a beer if they come up and introduce themselves to me at the bar in the clubhouse between 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

“If we get more than 300 fans then I will buy the first 300 a beer at the following home game and so on. But if we only get 299 then the supporters’ club chairman has to buy me one!”

12:51pm

YOUR SAY

12:49pm Wed 30 Jan 13

chrystovski says

There is never a dull day in the life of a Swindon fan.

12:51pm

The Advertiser understands Charlton striker Bradley Wright-Phillips is available to Swindon Town but any potential deal would rely on several factors.

It is believed that meetings will take place today and tomorrow to establish whether funds will be available to manager Paolo Di Canio.

12:48pm

YOUR SAY

12:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Fozzystfc says

Would be interesting if paolo has a budget to bring in someone before deadline day. Heard Bradley Wright Phillips is that someone according to rumours on Facebook and twitter

12:46pm

YOUR SAY

We're after your reaction to the news that Swindon Town is set to be taken over by new owners.

Have your say in the comment box below, by emailing sport@swindonadvertiser.co.uk or using the hashtag #stfcadver on Twitter.

12:44pm

So, this is what we know so far...

A consortium led by Jed McCrory is believed to be set to take charge of Swindon Town, subject to Football League approval.

McCrory and his partners will take on a large chunk of Andrew Black's 98 per cent shareholding in the club.

The threat of administration will cease as and when the deal is completed, while in the interim the prospective new owners and the current board are understood to be sharing control of the running of the club.

12:41pm

The Advertiser understands a deal has been completed which will see Swindon Town taken over by a consortium led by Banbury United owner Jed McCrory.

After a fortnight of conflicting reports and much anxiety around the County Ground, stability looks to have been secured for the Robins.

We'll keep you up to date with all the latest goings-on right here throughout the afternoon.

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12:44pm Wed 30 Jan 13

wiki27 says...

Sam...now we know the deal is done pending FL approval, who is the consortium? Names please....
Sam...now we know the deal is done pending FL approval, who is the consortium? Names please.... wiki27
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12:45pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Custodian says...

Great. Now, let's win the league.
Great. Now, let's win the league. Custodian
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12:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Since 1950 says...

Now it gets interesting!

Who are the money men and what is there motive?
Now it gets interesting! Who are the money men and what is there motive? Since 1950
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12:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

I understand that Jed Clampett is one of the consortium
I understand that Jed Clampett is one of the consortium Old-Stager, Hilperton
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12:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Fozzystfc says...

Would be interesting if paolo has a budget to bring in someone before deadline day. Heard Bradley Wright Phillips is that someone according to rumours on Facebook and twitter
Would be interesting if paolo has a budget to bring in someone before deadline day. Heard Bradley Wright Phillips is that someone according to rumours on Facebook and twitter Fozzystfc
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12:49pm Wed 30 Jan 13

chrystovski says...

There is never a dull day in the life of a Swindon fan.
There is never a dull day in the life of a Swindon fan. chrystovski
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12:54pm Wed 30 Jan 13

sideshow_bob says...

Can the adver do a bio piece on Jed McCory and the consortium so we know who are coming in. Also will Paolo br given funding in time for the squad changes this transfer window?

Also it would be good to know why Andrew Black has wanted out now, to my mind it would have made sense to announce a sale in November with a view to have new owners in place in time for the January window. This has all been very sudden and an explanation wouldn't go amiss.
Can the adver do a bio piece on Jed McCory and the consortium so we know who are coming in. Also will Paolo br given funding in time for the squad changes this transfer window? Also it would be good to know why Andrew Black has wanted out now, to my mind it would have made sense to announce a sale in November with a view to have new owners in place in time for the January window. This has all been very sudden and an explanation wouldn't go amiss. sideshow_bob
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12:55pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Davethered says...

I just hope Fitton Wray and Watkins are all on board again . What we need is continuity and stability with added funds. Not some merchant whose in for the short time to make a quick buck then sod off. Let's hope now we have a settled club for the next ten years and better times are ahead of us
I just hope Fitton Wray and Watkins are all on board again . What we need is continuity and stability with added funds. Not some merchant whose in for the short time to make a quick buck then sod off. Let's hope now we have a settled club for the next ten years and better times are ahead of us Davethered
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12:56pm Wed 30 Jan 13

LegendSTFC says...

Let's get a statement from the new board stating their ambitions, then get that cheque book open.

Onwards and Upwards!
Let's get a statement from the new board stating their ambitions, then get that cheque book open. Onwards and Upwards! LegendSTFC
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12:58pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Not so Smart Roger says...

Phew!!!! (For the time being, anyway!)
Phew!!!! (For the time being, anyway!) Not so Smart Roger
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12:58pm Wed 30 Jan 13

grove red says...

Now this is done would like to know who's in this take over with mr jed mccory and now can we focus on the football side of things.
Now this is done would like to know who's in this take over with mr jed mccory and now can we focus on the football side of things. grove red
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1:00pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Redhouse Red says...

Yawn





































Lol
Yawn Lol Redhouse Red
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1:00pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

I googled Mr McCrory last night when his name was first mentioned. Interesting article in the local Banbury rag which reported that he would buy a pint for the first 286 supporters to turn up at Banbury United's next game. This was after 143 turned up to see the previous match. Will he do this at Town ?

Could be quite a stampede for the Legends if he does :-)

COYMR
I googled Mr McCrory last night when his name was first mentioned. Interesting article in the local Banbury rag which reported that he would buy a pint for the first 286 supporters to turn up at Banbury United's next game. This was after 143 turned up to see the previous match. Will he do this at Town ? Could be quite a stampede for the Legends if he does :-) COYMR Oxon-Red
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1:02pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
I googled Mr McCrory last night when his name was first mentioned. Interesting article in the local Banbury rag which reported that he would buy a pint for the first 286 supporters to turn up at Banbury United's next game. This was after 143 turned up to see the previous match. Will he do this at Town ? Could be quite a stampede for the Legends if he does :-) COYMR
Just beat me to it Sam :-)

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: I googled Mr McCrory last night when his name was first mentioned. Interesting article in the local Banbury rag which reported that he would buy a pint for the first 286 supporters to turn up at Banbury United's next game. This was after 143 turned up to see the previous match. Will he do this at Town ? Could be quite a stampede for the Legends if he does :-) COYMR[/p][/quote]Just beat me to it Sam :-) COYMR Oxon-Red
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1:03pm Wed 30 Jan 13

stigger says...

drinks for the first 9000 at Hartlepool???
drinks for the first 9000 at Hartlepool??? stigger
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1:03pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The-Swindon-Man says...

I hope the redevelopment of the stadia gets a look in with the new guys.
I hope the redevelopment of the stadia gets a look in with the new guys. The-Swindon-Man
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1:04pm Wed 30 Jan 13

SeanG92 says...

Hopefully Wray can be brought back in in some form with the new consortium!

Plus Wright-Philips would be fantastic! Heard Madine being looked at as well. :)
Hopefully Wray can be brought back in in some form with the new consortium! Plus Wright-Philips would be fantastic! Heard Madine being looked at as well. :) SeanG92
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1:05pm Wed 30 Jan 13

EastleazeRed says...

Not that worried about funds being available to bring in new players, more worried about not having to sell anyone to fund the deal ?
Not that worried about funds being available to bring in new players, more worried about not having to sell anyone to fund the deal ? EastleazeRed
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1:07pm Wed 30 Jan 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

I am not buying you lot any beers.
I am not buying you lot any beers. TheDukeOfBanbury
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1:07pm Wed 30 Jan 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

I am not buying you lot any beers.
I am not buying you lot any beers. TheDukeOfBanbury
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1:11pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Someones just got to say it, so here goes,


SOCKS BLOWN OFF
Someones just got to say it, so here goes, SOCKS BLOWN OFF the wizard
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1:12pm Wed 30 Jan 13

mustard red says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
I understand that Jed Clampett is one of the consortium
Love it Hilperton Hillbillie!
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: I understand that Jed Clampett is one of the consortium[/p][/quote]Love it Hilperton Hillbillie! mustard red
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1:13pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the don69 says...

What's the rules on him still running Banbury?cause that would be good to have a reserve side again!anyone know what their ground is like(never been to it)the Duke should know,where is he when needed lol,let's hope Sam can get an interview asap to shed some light on all this!!!!!!!!!
What's the rules on him still running Banbury?cause that would be good to have a reserve side again!anyone know what their ground is like(never been to it)the Duke should know,where is he when needed lol,let's hope Sam can get an interview asap to shed some light on all this!!!!!!!!! the don69
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1:13pm Wed 30 Jan 13

grove red says...

TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
I am not buying you lot any beers.
Just buy us some players instead and not sell them!!
[quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: I am not buying you lot any beers.[/p][/quote]Just buy us some players instead and not sell them!! grove red
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1:15pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

Well, as others have said, it's wait and see time. Too early to form a clear opinion. All I know is that the takeover 5 years ago had a very solid feel about it right from the off. At the moment this one doesn't give me the same feeling, although to be fair we know very little right now. The sooner we get some hard details, the better.
Well, as others have said, it's wait and see time. Too early to form a clear opinion. All I know is that the takeover 5 years ago had a very solid feel about it right from the off. At the moment this one doesn't give me the same feeling, although to be fair we know very little right now. The sooner we get some hard details, the better. Oi Den!
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1:17pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Obviously Black will remain as a director, but any news on Arbib, Backhouse, Fitton etc, and will Watkins remain as Chief Exec ?
Obviously Black will remain as a director, but any news on Arbib, Backhouse, Fitton etc, and will Watkins remain as Chief Exec ? the wizard
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1:19pm Wed 30 Jan 13

RamsburyRed says...

Unless McCrory is already chums with Fitton and Wray, I'd be surprised to see the old guard return. You don't acquire a business and put the old owners back in there.
Unless McCrory is already chums with Fitton and Wray, I'd be surprised to see the old guard return. You don't acquire a business and put the old owners back in there. RamsburyRed
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1:22pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Stilloyal says...

As I said earlier DON'T PANIC ! Adver has now also picked up on the Wright-Phillips story I mentioned was in the Sun earlier.
As I said earlier DON'T PANIC ! Adver has now also picked up on the Wright-Phillips story I mentioned was in the Sun earlier. Stilloyal
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1:27pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
Unless McCrory is already chums with Fitton and Wray, I'd be surprised to see the old guard return. You don't acquire a business and put the old owners back in there.
Yes I agree but, they still hold shares so I understand or has Jed bought them out.

Seems that the trust should have bought shares as well, no news on that front.
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: Unless McCrory is already chums with Fitton and Wray, I'd be surprised to see the old guard return. You don't acquire a business and put the old owners back in there.[/p][/quote]Yes I agree but, they still hold shares so I understand or has Jed bought them out. Seems that the trust should have bought shares as well, no news on that front. the wizard
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1:33pm Wed 30 Jan 13

billbst says...

I will be interested to see what debt write off there has been. My reaction is a bit like Den's. The Banbury experience of Jed McCrory seems to be a very hands on owner, with a bit of blood on the pavement. Just got used to one roller coaster when they lay out a new track.
I will be interested to see what debt write off there has been. My reaction is a bit like Den's. The Banbury experience of Jed McCrory seems to be a very hands on owner, with a bit of blood on the pavement. Just got used to one roller coaster when they lay out a new track. billbst
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1:35pm Wed 30 Jan 13

OX7Robinfor50years says...

Live not far from and have been to Banbury's ground many times and it is a dump situated down a rough track next to the station and can only think that his consortium acquired it for re-developement. Perhaps we have more potential!
Live not far from and have been to Banbury's ground many times and it is a dump situated down a rough track next to the station and can only think that his consortium acquired it for re-developement. Perhaps we have more potential! OX7Robinfor50years
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1:39pm Wed 30 Jan 13

RamsburyRed says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Well, as others have said, it's wait and see time. Too early to form a clear opinion. All I know is that the takeover 5 years ago had a very solid feel about it right from the off. At the moment this one doesn't give me the same feeling, although to be fair we know very little right now. The sooner we get some hard details, the better.
Spot on, crisis apparently averted but we know nothing about the future.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Well, as others have said, it's wait and see time. Too early to form a clear opinion. All I know is that the takeover 5 years ago had a very solid feel about it right from the off. At the moment this one doesn't give me the same feeling, although to be fair we know very little right now. The sooner we get some hard details, the better.[/p][/quote]Spot on, crisis apparently averted but we know nothing about the future. RamsburyRed
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1:41pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the don69 says...

BBC points west have just said,the £13 debt has been wiped out and we now start with a clean slate,know anything about this Sam???????
BBC points west have just said,the £13 debt has been wiped out and we now start with a clean slate,know anything about this Sam??????? the don69
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1:42pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Stilloyal says...

"The Mail story was sparked by an erronous email last night" Well I blame Chris White for starting the story .He was saying on the radio that we would have to sell our assets (players) by the end of the month .
White sparks a lot of panic amongst fans and media alike, in my opinion he is a very poor commentator who hardly has a positive word to say about the team he reports on and supposedly supports , (well your average Town supporter I suppose then !)
I look forward to reading and hearing some really positive spin in the next few days, not just from White but Town fans as well.
"The Mail story was sparked by an erronous email last night" Well I blame Chris White for starting the story .He was saying on the radio that we would have to sell our assets (players) by the end of the month . White sparks a lot of panic amongst fans and media alike, in my opinion he is a very poor commentator who hardly has a positive word to say about the team he reports on and supposedly supports , (well your average Town supporter I suppose then !) I look forward to reading and hearing some really positive spin in the next few days, not just from White but Town fans as well. Stilloyal
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1:43pm Wed 30 Jan 13

joner100 says...

At least he's got £13 then!
At least he's got £13 then! joner100
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1:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

grove red says...

joner100 wrote:
At least he's got £13 then!
That will not get many beers for us fans in the legends lol
[quote][p][bold]joner100[/bold] wrote: At least he's got £13 then![/p][/quote]That will not get many beers for us fans in the legends lol grove red
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1:48pm Wed 30 Jan 13

London Red says...

The BBC also continue to write a load of old cr@p on their main website
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They say £900k was paid to the taxman by Fitton and Co - wrong that was the remainder of the CVA!
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The Taxman was not part of as in those days they were still preferred creditors - we had to settle the £3m tax bill seperately - which formed a major part of the takeover talks
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They also say £9m of the £13m is owed to the owners - well who has the 0ther £4m then - considering Fitton, Wray and Black have confirnmed nothingis owed outside them and Sir Arbib!
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BBC have a lot to answer for in all this as Loyal has said - it was them who started the whole thing by printing a fictious report based on one comment
The BBC also continue to write a load of old cr@p on their main website . They say £900k was paid to the taxman by Fitton and Co - wrong that was the remainder of the CVA! . The Taxman was not part of as in those days they were still preferred creditors - we had to settle the £3m tax bill seperately - which formed a major part of the takeover talks . They also say £9m of the £13m is owed to the owners - well who has the 0ther £4m then - considering Fitton, Wray and Black have confirnmed nothingis owed outside them and Sir Arbib! . BBC have a lot to answer for in all this as Loyal has said - it was them who started the whole thing by printing a fictious report based on one comment London Red
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1:51pm Wed 30 Jan 13

vikingred says...

Great news that the Club has stability again. Curious to know if SWP had much input in brokering a deal with a 'Local Consortium' Thought he was hired to find a rich Middle East investor?
Great news that the Club has stability again. Curious to know if SWP had much input in brokering a deal with a 'Local Consortium' Thought he was hired to find a rich Middle East investor? vikingred
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1:55pm Wed 30 Jan 13

cheffo says...

ive been a town fan for nearly forty years and have seen and heard so much about my beloved club. Just because he owns a half decent team in a lower league form dosent mean he has or his consortium will have unlimited funds...or there must be good money in evo stick glue!.I hope this hasent been rushed through and theyve really thrashed out a deal thats good for the club and all concerned may be even some cash for pdc.The trouble is weve been here so many times please lets hope this is for real and and can be done swiftly and get on with playing football and getting promotion...Hopefull
y there will be a press conference soon to fill in all this uncertainty onwards and upwards......hopeful
ly
ive been a town fan for nearly forty years and have seen and heard so much about my beloved club. Just because he owns a half decent team in a lower league form dosent mean he has or his consortium will have unlimited funds...or there must be good money in evo stick glue!.I hope this hasent been rushed through and theyve really thrashed out a deal thats good for the club and all concerned may be even some cash for pdc.The trouble is weve been here so many times please lets hope this is for real and and can be done swiftly and get on with playing football and getting promotion...Hopefull y there will be a press conference soon to fill in all this uncertainty onwards and upwards......hopeful ly cheffo
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2:06pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Stilloyal says...

The best thing to come out of this is that we get shot of "Mr Personality Patey " Well O.K not the best thing but a bl00dy good thing !
The best thing to come out of this is that we get shot of "Mr Personality Patey " Well O.K not the best thing but a bl00dy good thing ! Stilloyal
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2:10pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Well, I dunno about you guys but I'm just happy the "A" word has been avoided and there are better things to come hopefully, a whole lot better than 24hrs ago.
Well, I dunno about you guys but I'm just happy the "A" word has been avoided and there are better things to come hopefully, a whole lot better than 24hrs ago. the wizard
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2:19pm Wed 30 Jan 13

stfcphil says...

Stilloyal wrote:
"The Mail story was sparked by an erronous email last night" Well I blame Chris White for starting the story .He was saying on the radio that we would have to sell our assets (players) by the end of the month .
White sparks a lot of panic amongst fans and media alike, in my opinion he is a very poor commentator who hardly has a positive word to say about the team he reports on and supposedly supports , (well your average Town supporter I suppose then !)
I look forward to reading and hearing some really positive spin in the next few days, not just from White but Town fans as well.
Am hoping there is nobody at the BBC called Chris White, as he may be taking libel action. Chris Wise on the other hand, certainly has a lot to answer for. Absolutely no reason to NOT be positive. Very few facts have emerged, and let's remember, there was more than one party after us, so there must have been good reason why they have won the bid.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: "The Mail story was sparked by an erronous email last night" Well I blame Chris White for starting the story .He was saying on the radio that we would have to sell our assets (players) by the end of the month . White sparks a lot of panic amongst fans and media alike, in my opinion he is a very poor commentator who hardly has a positive word to say about the team he reports on and supposedly supports , (well your average Town supporter I suppose then !) I look forward to reading and hearing some really positive spin in the next few days, not just from White but Town fans as well.[/p][/quote]Am hoping there is nobody at the BBC called Chris White, as he may be taking libel action. Chris Wise on the other hand, certainly has a lot to answer for. Absolutely no reason to NOT be positive. Very few facts have emerged, and let's remember, there was more than one party after us, so there must have been good reason why they have won the bid. stfcphil
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2:20pm Wed 30 Jan 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

The Banbury Utd ground as already stated is a bit of a dump.

My Brother- In law's actual Brother has played for Banbury Utd and was their Manager but a few years back.

Have mentioned this to a local footy fan this Morning and the feedback was no way would Jed M be the main money man here so let's see what unfolds. No news of the "A" word so short term great news.

Adrian Durham though is still a ?!£&@
The Banbury Utd ground as already stated is a bit of a dump. My Brother- In law's actual Brother has played for Banbury Utd and was their Manager but a few years back. Have mentioned this to a local footy fan this Morning and the feedback was no way would Jed M be the main money man here so let's see what unfolds. No news of the "A" word so short term great news. Adrian Durham though is still a ?!£&@ TheDukeOfBanbury
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2:30pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

the don69 wrote:
BBC points west have just said,the £13 debt has been wiped out and we now start with a clean slate,know anything about this Sam???????
Don,

If this is correct, and I hope it is, it removes the huge millstone from round our necks and gives the club the chance to really move forward.

It also probably means that Mr Black has written off a big chunk and deserves a huge "Thank You" from us.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: BBC points west have just said,the £13 debt has been wiped out and we now start with a clean slate,know anything about this Sam???????[/p][/quote]Don, If this is correct, and I hope it is, it removes the huge millstone from round our necks and gives the club the chance to really move forward. It also probably means that Mr Black has written off a big chunk and deserves a huge "Thank You" from us. COYMR Oxon-Red
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2:46pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Davidsyrett says...

Do we know if Jed McCorey paid anything for the club? Is it true the £13M has been wiped off?
Do we know if Jed McCorey paid anything for the club? Is it true the £13M has been wiped off? Davidsyrett
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2:46pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Wilesy says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
Oi Den! wrote: Well, as others have said, it's wait and see time. Too early to form a clear opinion. All I know is that the takeover 5 years ago had a very solid feel about it right from the off. At the moment this one doesn't give me the same feeling, although to be fair we know very little right now. The sooner we get some hard details, the better.
Spot on, crisis apparently averted but we know nothing about the future.
Den, Ramsbury, why the glass half empty anxiety at this stage? Surely this is absolutely fantastic news anyway you look at it?

And even better if we lose a SWP for a BWP!!
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Well, as others have said, it's wait and see time. Too early to form a clear opinion. All I know is that the takeover 5 years ago had a very solid feel about it right from the off. At the moment this one doesn't give me the same feeling, although to be fair we know very little right now. The sooner we get some hard details, the better.[/p][/quote]Spot on, crisis apparently averted but we know nothing about the future.[/p][/quote]Den, Ramsbury, why the glass half empty anxiety at this stage? Surely this is absolutely fantastic news anyway you look at it? And even better if we lose a SWP for a BWP!! Wilesy
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2:50pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the don69 says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
BBC points west have just said,the £13 debt has been wiped out and we now start with a clean slate,know anything about this Sam???????
Don,

If this is correct, and I hope it is, it removes the huge millstone from round our necks and gives the club the chance to really move forward.

It also probably means that Mr Black has written off a big chunk and deserves a huge "Thank You" from us.

COYMR
Spot on Oxen!that's what BBC points west said!if Black has written off his debt,wonder if Fitton,Abib,Wray have written off their share of the debt???????
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: BBC points west have just said,the £13 debt has been wiped out and we now start with a clean slate,know anything about this Sam???????[/p][/quote]Don, If this is correct, and I hope it is, it removes the huge millstone from round our necks and gives the club the chance to really move forward. It also probably means that Mr Black has written off a big chunk and deserves a huge "Thank You" from us. COYMR[/p][/quote]Spot on Oxen!that's what BBC points west said!if Black has written off his debt,wonder if Fitton,Abib,Wray have written off their share of the debt??????? the don69
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2:51pm Wed 30 Jan 13

ShearerShearer says...

"The Advertiser understands Deakin is not involved in the takeover of Swindon Town. "

Let's hope this is true, wasn't too popular at Port Vale..........
"The Advertiser understands Deakin is not involved in the takeover of Swindon Town. " Let's hope this is true, wasn't too popular at Port Vale.......... ShearerShearer
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2:53pm Wed 30 Jan 13

MITTED says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Well, as others have said, it's wait and see time. Too early to form a clear opinion. All I know is that the takeover 5 years ago had a very solid feel about it right from the off. At the moment this one doesn't give me the same feeling, although to be fair we know very little right now. The sooner we get some hard details, the better.
I have the same feeling. Who would I like to stay involved:

Jeremy Wray - That would be a massive boost.
Andrew Fitton - I wouldn't say no.
Nick Watkins - No problem with him.
Andrew Black - always grateful but would prefer him to sit back and take care of his health - he deserves it!

But most important, the new owners must be open and transparent. The paranoia they would generate by remaining hidden would be hugely disrupting to the club and its fans.
COYR
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Well, as others have said, it's wait and see time. Too early to form a clear opinion. All I know is that the takeover 5 years ago had a very solid feel about it right from the off. At the moment this one doesn't give me the same feeling, although to be fair we know very little right now. The sooner we get some hard details, the better.[/p][/quote]I have the same feeling. Who would I like to stay involved: Jeremy Wray - That would be a massive boost. Andrew Fitton - I wouldn't say no. Nick Watkins - No problem with him. Andrew Black - always grateful but would prefer him to sit back and take care of his health - he deserves it! But most important, the new owners must be open and transparent. The paranoia they would generate by remaining hidden would be hugely disrupting to the club and its fans. COYR MITTED
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3:16pm Wed 30 Jan 13

smirg kcab says...

Welcome jed to our family club.
100% behind the new consortium.

Onwards, sidewards,backwards and forwards.

Forget the free beers just give us Bradley wright Phillips .
And secure the others ferry and co.

Thanks again
A happy grim
Welcome jed to our family club. 100% behind the new consortium. Onwards, sidewards,backwards and forwards. Forget the free beers just give us Bradley wright Phillips . And secure the others ferry and co. Thanks again A happy grim smirg kcab
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3:23pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Welcome jed to our family club. 100% behind the new consortium. Onwards, sidewards,backwards and forwards. Forget the free beers just give us Bradley wright Phillips . And secure the others ferry and co. Thanks again A happy grim
Will we see a new id, syppah kcab ?

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Welcome jed to our family club. 100% behind the new consortium. Onwards, sidewards,backwards and forwards. Forget the free beers just give us Bradley wright Phillips . And secure the others ferry and co. Thanks again A happy grim[/p][/quote]Will we see a new id, syppah kcab ? COYMR Oxon-Red
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3:37pm Wed 30 Jan 13

smirg kcab says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Welcome jed to our family club. 100% behind the new consortium. Onwards, sidewards,backwards and forwards. Forget the free beers just give us Bradley wright Phillips . And secure the others ferry and co. Thanks again A happy grim
Will we see a new id, syppah kcab ?

COYMR
Yrev yrev yppah noxo der
Ew era soloap der dna etihw ymra

Sdrawno dna sdrawpu
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Welcome jed to our family club. 100% behind the new consortium. Onwards, sidewards,backwards and forwards. Forget the free beers just give us Bradley wright Phillips . And secure the others ferry and co. Thanks again A happy grim[/p][/quote]Will we see a new id, syppah kcab ? COYMR[/p][/quote]Yrev yrev yppah noxo der Ew era soloap der dna etihw ymra Sdrawno dna sdrawpu smirg kcab
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3:37pm Wed 30 Jan 13

ChrisWantageRed says...

Well, it seems the new consortium has gotten over the line, and if their objective is indeed Championship football as soon as possible, then I'd expect them to back PdC in the transfer market in the next 24 hours or so. Of course until we get a full statement and the deal is "set in stone" nothing is certain. But I reckon there is cause for genuine optimism.

And to the "Wembley one day wonders" how about welcoming our new owners to our club by buying a reduced price ticket for the Hartlepool game, and show them just what they have bought!

COYR!
Well, it seems the new consortium has gotten over the line, and if their objective is indeed Championship football as soon as possible, then I'd expect them to back PdC in the transfer market in the next 24 hours or so. Of course until we get a full statement and the deal is "set in stone" nothing is certain. But I reckon there is cause for genuine optimism. And to the "Wembley one day wonders" how about welcoming our new owners to our club by buying a reduced price ticket for the Hartlepool game, and show them just what they have bought! COYR! ChrisWantageRed
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3:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

smirg kcab says...

I ford mail states jed must stand down at Banbury at the end of the season.
Onwards and upwards
Lets hope they find new buyers also.
I ford mail states jed must stand down at Banbury at the end of the season. Onwards and upwards Lets hope they find new buyers also. smirg kcab
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3:53pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

ChrisWantageRed wrote:
Well, it seems the new consortium has gotten over the line, and if their objective is indeed Championship football as soon as possible, then I'd expect them to back PdC in the transfer market in the next 24 hours or so. Of course until we get a full statement and the deal is "set in stone" nothing is certain. But I reckon there is cause for genuine optimism. And to the "Wembley one day wonders" how about welcoming our new owners to our club by buying a reduced price ticket for the Hartlepool game, and show them just what they have bought! COYR!
Force the club to open the Stratton Bank because of the demand for tickets. Now that would be a welcome !

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]ChrisWantageRed[/bold] wrote: Well, it seems the new consortium has gotten over the line, and if their objective is indeed Championship football as soon as possible, then I'd expect them to back PdC in the transfer market in the next 24 hours or so. Of course until we get a full statement and the deal is "set in stone" nothing is certain. But I reckon there is cause for genuine optimism. And to the "Wembley one day wonders" how about welcoming our new owners to our club by buying a reduced price ticket for the Hartlepool game, and show them just what they have bought! COYR![/p][/quote]Force the club to open the Stratton Bank because of the demand for tickets. Now that would be a welcome ! COYMR Oxon-Red
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3:53pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Reports from Bournemouth suggest the Cherries have made another bid for Swindon Town winger Matt Ritchie.



Well, there is a tester for the resolve of our new board. Lets hope they tell Bornmuff where to go and stack their cherries where the sun doesn't shine.
Reports from Bournemouth suggest the Cherries have made another bid for Swindon Town winger Matt Ritchie. Well, there is a tester for the resolve of our new board. Lets hope they tell Bornmuff where to go and stack their cherries where the sun doesn't shine. the wizard
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3:54pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
smirg kcab wrote: Welcome jed to our family club. 100% behind the new consortium. Onwards, sidewards,backwards and forwards. Forget the free beers just give us Bradley wright Phillips . And secure the others ferry and co. Thanks again A happy grim
Will we see a new id, syppah kcab ? COYMR
Yrev yrev yppah noxo der Ew era soloap der dna etihw ymra Sdrawno dna sdrawpu
Ecin eno )-:

RMYOC
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Welcome jed to our family club. 100% behind the new consortium. Onwards, sidewards,backwards and forwards. Forget the free beers just give us Bradley wright Phillips . And secure the others ferry and co. Thanks again A happy grim[/p][/quote]Will we see a new id, syppah kcab ? COYMR[/p][/quote]Yrev yrev yppah noxo der Ew era soloap der dna etihw ymra Sdrawno dna sdrawpu[/p][/quote]Ecin eno )-: RMYOC Oxon-Red
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3:56pm Wed 30 Jan 13

vikingred says...

Surely the first piece of business from the new owners will not be the sale of Matt Ritchie..?
Surely the first piece of business from the new owners will not be the sale of Matt Ritchie..? vikingred
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4:00pm Wed 30 Jan 13

ChrisWantageRed says...

vikingred wrote:
Surely the first piece of business from the new owners will not be the sale of Matt Ritchie..?
not a chance I would suggest. The only outs will be the ones Paolo wants to go unless silly money is involved. If indeed the new owners want to be in the championship asap, then selling one of our best players to a rival is hardly a good way to go about it!
[quote][p][bold]vikingred[/bold] wrote: Surely the first piece of business from the new owners will not be the sale of Matt Ritchie..?[/p][/quote]not a chance I would suggest. The only outs will be the ones Paolo wants to go unless silly money is involved. If indeed the new owners want to be in the championship asap, then selling one of our best players to a rival is hardly a good way to go about it! ChrisWantageRed
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4:03pm Wed 30 Jan 13

ChrisWantageRed says...

Apparently the Ritchie bid was made earlier this week. I reckon Boremuff have chanced their arm in the event that a takeover wasn't agreed. I imagine the response from STFC was a short sharp "no"
Apparently the Ritchie bid was made earlier this week. I reckon Boremuff have chanced their arm in the event that a takeover wasn't agreed. I imagine the response from STFC was a short sharp "no" ChrisWantageRed
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4:12pm Wed 30 Jan 13

vikingred says...

600k bid accepted. Not what I wanted to hear today. The ups and downs of being an STFC fan...
600k bid accepted. Not what I wanted to hear today. The ups and downs of being an STFC fan... vikingred
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4:14pm Wed 30 Jan 13

vikingred says...

Now stated as unconfirmed. Hope that's the case and Ritchie stays. Crazy business to sell him now to our Promotion rivals...
Now stated as unconfirmed. Hope that's the case and Ritchie stays. Crazy business to sell him now to our Promotion rivals... vikingred
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4:16pm Wed 30 Jan 13

London Red says...

So we rejected £900k last year - but accept £600k this year?
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No wonder Black lost a sh1te load of money at STFC with that logic!
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Ritchie has proven himself (again) in a higher division so his value can only have gone up
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Plus he has signed an extended deal so that would put his value up
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Add a 1 in front and that would be about right - if Ritchie has gone for £600k will be very very very p1ssed off!
So we rejected £900k last year - but accept £600k this year? . No wonder Black lost a sh1te load of money at STFC with that logic! . Ritchie has proven himself (again) in a higher division so his value can only have gone up . Plus he has signed an extended deal so that would put his value up . Add a 1 in front and that would be about right - if Ritchie has gone for £600k will be very very very p1ssed off! London Red
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4:16pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The-Swindon-Man says...

Matt Ritchie off to AFC Bournemouth for £600k?

I think we've got more of a chance of the tea lady going to play up front for Man U.
Matt Ritchie off to AFC Bournemouth for £600k? I think we've got more of a chance of the tea lady going to play up front for Man U. The-Swindon-Man
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4:17pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

vikingred wrote:
600k bid accepted. Not what I wanted to hear today. The ups and downs of being an STFC fan...
Says who ?
[quote][p][bold]vikingred[/bold] wrote: 600k bid accepted. Not what I wanted to hear today. The ups and downs of being an STFC fan...[/p][/quote]Says who ? the wizard
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4:18pm Wed 30 Jan 13

chrystovski says...

the new board surely wouldn't want to get onto the wrong side of the fans already? 600k???!!!! He's worth double that!
the new board surely wouldn't want to get onto the wrong side of the fans already? 600k???!!!! He's worth double that! chrystovski
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4:20pm Wed 30 Jan 13

vikingred says...

the wizard wrote:
vikingred wrote:
600k bid accepted. Not what I wanted to hear today. The ups and downs of being an STFC fan...
Says who ?
said above it was accepted Wizard and now says uncomfirmed. Really hope he stays. That would kill stone-dead the feelings of joy re. the takeover.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vikingred[/bold] wrote: 600k bid accepted. Not what I wanted to hear today. The ups and downs of being an STFC fan...[/p][/quote]Says who ?[/p][/quote]said above it was accepted Wizard and now says uncomfirmed. Really hope he stays. That would kill stone-dead the feelings of joy re. the takeover. vikingred
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4:23pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Swindonboy says...

Bournemouth echo says they may renew their interest, doesnt say about it being agreed. Easy to post rubbish with no fabrication and then sit back and watch the panic.
Bournemouth echo says they may renew their interest, doesnt say about it being agreed. Easy to post rubbish with no fabrication and then sit back and watch the panic. Swindonboy
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4:24pm Wed 30 Jan 13

smirg kcab says...

Matt Ritchie deal will pave the way for Ronald to join from Real Madrid
Onwards and upwards
Matt Ritchie deal will pave the way for Ronald to join from Real Madrid Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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4:24pm Wed 30 Jan 13

EastleazeRed says...

vikingred wrote:
the wizard wrote:
vikingred wrote:
600k bid accepted. Not what I wanted to hear today. The ups and downs of being an STFC fan...
Says who ?
said above it was accepted Wizard and now says uncomfirmed. Really hope he stays. That would kill stone-dead the feelings of joy re. the takeover.
Thats what I wad worried about , how many players we gonna have to sell to finance this takeover ?
[quote][p][bold]vikingred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vikingred[/bold] wrote: 600k bid accepted. Not what I wanted to hear today. The ups and downs of being an STFC fan...[/p][/quote]Says who ?[/p][/quote]said above it was accepted Wizard and now says uncomfirmed. Really hope he stays. That would kill stone-dead the feelings of joy re. the takeover.[/p][/quote]Thats what I wad worried about , how many players we gonna have to sell to finance this takeover ? EastleazeRed
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4:24pm Wed 30 Jan 13

vikingred says...

I don't think the Gaffer would be best pleased if his star player is sold. If Ritchie is sold against his wishes I think PDC would re-consider his position? Bit worried now...
I don't think the Gaffer would be best pleased if his star player is sold. If Ritchie is sold against his wishes I think PDC would re-consider his position? Bit worried now... vikingred
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4:27pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Fozzystfc says...

So we got a takeover happenning and now selling Matt Ritchie!!!!!! i hope this stays unconfirmed because this doesn't make sense...........does Matt Ritchie want to move back down near the South Coast to bare in mind Swindon aint that far away either. If we have any chance of Promotion and Jed's Ambitions is to get promoted to the Championship in the short term then that does that tell you??? unless he and his other board members full of unlimited amount of money i don't want Matt Ritchie to go
So we got a takeover happenning and now selling Matt Ritchie!!!!!! i hope this stays unconfirmed because this doesn't make sense...........does Matt Ritchie want to move back down near the South Coast to bare in mind Swindon aint that far away either. If we have any chance of Promotion and Jed's Ambitions is to get promoted to the Championship in the short term then that does that tell you??? unless he and his other board members full of unlimited amount of money i don't want Matt Ritchie to go Fozzystfc
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4:29pm Wed 30 Jan 13

MITTED says...

If the rumour is true, then the new board could not have got off to a worse start. A public rebuttal would however, have the complete opposite effect! Over to you Mr New-Chairman, whoever you are.
COYR
If the rumour is true, then the new board could not have got off to a worse start. A public rebuttal would however, have the complete opposite effect! Over to you Mr New-Chairman, whoever you are. COYR MITTED
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4:30pm Wed 30 Jan 13

AFCBExile says...

Breaking news from both the Advertiser and the Bournemouth Echo is that you have accepted an offer from us for Ritchie. Not on the wind up as I know it's the silly season but any of you heard any thing from your end?
Breaking news from both the Advertiser and the Bournemouth Echo is that you have accepted an offer from us for Ritchie. Not on the wind up as I know it's the silly season but any of you heard any thing from your end? AFCBExile
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4:35pm Wed 30 Jan 13

AFCBExile says...

AFCBExile wrote:
Breaking news from both the Advertiser and the Bournemouth Echo is that you have accepted an offer from us for Ritchie. Not on the wind up as I know it's the silly season but any of you heard any thing from your end?
And this posted after the Adver web site updated on my computer. Have now seen all the other posts about it!!
[quote][p][bold]AFCBExile[/bold] wrote: Breaking news from both the Advertiser and the Bournemouth Echo is that you have accepted an offer from us for Ritchie. Not on the wind up as I know it's the silly season but any of you heard any thing from your end?[/p][/quote]And this posted after the Adver web site updated on my computer. Have now seen all the other posts about it!! AFCBExile
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4:37pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Stfc_BristolRed says...

MITTED wrote:
If the rumour is true, then the new board could not have got off to a worse start. A public rebuttal would however, have the complete opposite effect! Over to you Mr New-Chairman, whoever you are.
COYR
Agreed. Wouldn't be the best way to mark their arrival. He'll be worth double that when we get promoted :-)
[quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: If the rumour is true, then the new board could not have got off to a worse start. A public rebuttal would however, have the complete opposite effect! Over to you Mr New-Chairman, whoever you are. COYR[/p][/quote]Agreed. Wouldn't be the best way to mark their arrival. He'll be worth double that when we get promoted :-) Stfc_BristolRed
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4:38pm Wed 30 Jan 13

grove red says...

vikingred wrote:
I don't think the Gaffer would be best pleased if his star player is sold. If Ritchie is sold against his wishes I think PDC would re-consider his position? Bit worried now...
Me too cant wait for a press conference ASAP.
[quote][p][bold]vikingred[/bold] wrote: I don't think the Gaffer would be best pleased if his star player is sold. If Ritchie is sold against his wishes I think PDC would re-consider his position? Bit worried now...[/p][/quote]Me too cant wait for a press conference ASAP. grove red
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4:40pm Wed 30 Jan 13

davel4848 says...

Bournemouth Echo says....."Ritchie back on club's radar".
That is all it says at the moment.
Bournemouth Echo says....."Ritchie back on club's radar". That is all it says at the moment. davel4848
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4:41pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

vikingred wrote:
the wizard wrote:
vikingred wrote:
600k bid accepted. Not what I wanted to hear today. The ups and downs of being an STFC fan...
Says who ?
said above it was accepted Wizard and now says uncomfirmed. Really hope he stays. That would kill stone-dead the feelings of joy re. the takeover.
Thanks Viking, not what I wanted to hear either tbh. I can't see it being accepted unless we are desperate all round for cash and after today I wouldn't have thought that to be the case.
If it is, it will surely rankle with supporters and management for sure.
[quote][p][bold]vikingred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vikingred[/bold] wrote: 600k bid accepted. Not what I wanted to hear today. The ups and downs of being an STFC fan...[/p][/quote]Says who ?[/p][/quote]said above it was accepted Wizard and now says uncomfirmed. Really hope he stays. That would kill stone-dead the feelings of joy re. the takeover.[/p][/quote]Thanks Viking, not what I wanted to hear either tbh. I can't see it being accepted unless we are desperate all round for cash and after today I wouldn't have thought that to be the case. If it is, it will surely rankle with supporters and management for sure. the wizard
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4:43pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Joeyeah_right says...

Why would we sell him for less than half of what he's worth, to a club below us in the league, when we are chasing promotion? That doesn't make any sense. If the new board do this they will feel the hate of the town faithful!
Why would we sell him for less than half of what he's worth, to a club below us in the league, when we are chasing promotion? That doesn't make any sense. If the new board do this they will feel the hate of the town faithful! Joeyeah_right
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4:44pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Reality Red says...

My dodgy Ticker cant take much more of this.....
My dodgy Ticker cant take much more of this..... Reality Red
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4:46pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Med Red says...

New consortium take over and sell Ritchie for at least 1/3 of what he's worth.... yeah right!!!

I guarantee new owners first move won't be selling our players for peanuts to the likes of Bournemuff. And why would any player with ambition want to go there? Nah
New consortium take over and sell Ritchie for at least 1/3 of what he's worth.... yeah right!!! I guarantee new owners first move won't be selling our players for peanuts to the likes of Bournemuff. And why would any player with ambition want to go there? Nah Med Red
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4:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

smirg kcab says...

Why believe these pikeys?
They won't have time to sort players out when the deal is still going through.
600k is the giveaway you stupid fools
Onwards and upwards
Why believe these pikeys? They won't have time to sort players out when the deal is still going through. 600k is the giveaway you stupid fools Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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4:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

There is a reason it is called Twitter, the "ter" is added to identify it's users !

The tweet is from a reporter on the Bournemouth Echo.

Sam, have a bit of fun and tweet that Eddie Howe is off to be manager Poole Town !

Find it surprising that any offer would even be considered today with all the goings on. Tomorrow maybe !

COYMR
There is a reason it is called Twitter, the "ter" is added to identify it's users ! The tweet is from a reporter on the Bournemouth Echo. Sam, have a bit of fun and tweet that Eddie Howe is off to be manager Poole Town ! Find it surprising that any offer would even be considered today with all the goings on. Tomorrow maybe ! COYMR Oxon-Red
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4:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Afcbpete says...

If there was no substance to this, then surely ST would come out and say. So is he any good???
Will he get in our team????... UTCIAD
If there was no substance to this, then surely ST would come out and say. So is he any good??? Will he get in our team????... UTCIAD Afcbpete
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4:48pm Wed 30 Jan 13

MITTED says...

MITTED wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Well, as others have said, it's wait and see time. Too early to form a clear opinion. All I know is that the takeover 5 years ago had a very solid feel about it right from the off. At the moment this one doesn't give me the same feeling, although to be fair we know very little right now. The sooner we get some hard details, the better.
I have the same feeling. Who would I like to stay involved:

Jeremy Wray - That would be a massive boost.
Andrew Fitton - I wouldn't say no.
Nick Watkins - No problem with him.
Andrew Black - always grateful but would prefer him to sit back and take care of his health - he deserves it!

But most important, the new owners must be open and transparent. The paranoia they would generate by remaining hidden would be hugely disrupting to the club and its fans.
COYR
forgot to mention our illustrious chairman - TAXI for SWP!!!!
[quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Well, as others have said, it's wait and see time. Too early to form a clear opinion. All I know is that the takeover 5 years ago had a very solid feel about it right from the off. At the moment this one doesn't give me the same feeling, although to be fair we know very little right now. The sooner we get some hard details, the better.[/p][/quote]I have the same feeling. Who would I like to stay involved: Jeremy Wray - That would be a massive boost. Andrew Fitton - I wouldn't say no. Nick Watkins - No problem with him. Andrew Black - always grateful but would prefer him to sit back and take care of his health - he deserves it! But most important, the new owners must be open and transparent. The paranoia they would generate by remaining hidden would be hugely disrupting to the club and its fans. COYR[/p][/quote]forgot to mention our illustrious chairman - TAXI for SWP!!!! MITTED
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4:59pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

There is a new social networking site coming online soon. It is called 'Gobbler' and is for all the Turkeys on Twitter.

COYMR
There is a new social networking site coming online soon. It is called 'Gobbler' and is for all the Turkeys on Twitter. COYMR Oxon-Red
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5:04pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Eastleighrobin says...

Isn't selling Ritchie (if true) at odds with our current push for promotion and new investment to support the 3 yr plan.
It also goes against recent statements from the club and our manager unless the plan or manager is about to change!
Isn't selling Ritchie (if true) at odds with our current push for promotion and new investment to support the 3 yr plan. It also goes against recent statements from the club and our manager unless the plan or manager is about to change! Eastleighrobin
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5:06pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the don69 says...

That's what happens chaps when the A word is mentioned,the vulcher's come circling! advice to the new owners!Don't break the squad up,start off on the right track!not selling players for peanuts!!!!!!!
That's what happens chaps when the A word is mentioned,the vulcher's come circling! advice to the new owners!Don't break the squad up,start off on the right track!not selling players for peanuts!!!!!!! the don69
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5:06pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Afcbpete says...

He could be ours either today or in the morning, is the latest :) Thanks guys, I'm sure he'll enjoy the South Coast... UTCIAD
He could be ours either today or in the morning, is the latest :) Thanks guys, I'm sure he'll enjoy the South Coast... UTCIAD Afcbpete
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5:07pm Wed 30 Jan 13

mallorca says...

If MR goes he will go to a Championship Club.
Anyways we need to hear the FL has given approval to the new investors.
As for Collins that seems to have died a death.
Still say MR will attract a bigger club than AFCB and that's no dis-respect to them
If MR goes he will go to a Championship Club. Anyways we need to hear the FL has given approval to the new investors. As for Collins that seems to have died a death. Still say MR will attract a bigger club than AFCB and that's no dis-respect to them mallorca
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5:14pm Wed 30 Jan 13

mustard red says...

Why is this page initially intended to report and comment on the takeover of our club, turning into the twin of the rumour site? Can Twitter speculation be kept on Twatter?
Why is this page initially intended to report and comment on the takeover of our club, turning into the twin of the rumour site? Can Twitter speculation be kept on Twatter? mustard red
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5:18pm Wed 30 Jan 13

vikingred says...

mustard red wrote:
Why is this page initially intended to report and comment on the takeover of our club, turning into the twin of the rumour site? Can Twitter speculation be kept on Twatter?
Quite right mate. I must admit to being swept along with the story as it came as a real shock after the euphoria of the takeover news. Now reported that STFC have rejected the bid. Think I need a lie down....lol
[quote][p][bold]mustard red[/bold] wrote: Why is this page initially intended to report and comment on the takeover of our club, turning into the twin of the rumour site? Can Twitter speculation be kept on Twatter?[/p][/quote]Quite right mate. I must admit to being swept along with the story as it came as a real shock after the euphoria of the takeover news. Now reported that STFC have rejected the bid. Think I need a lie down....lol vikingred
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5:20pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Okus Road says...

OX7Robinfor50years wrote:
Live not far from and have been to Banbury's ground many times and it is a dump situated down a rough track next to the station and can only think that his consortium acquired it for re-developement. Perhaps we have more potential!
OX7Robin I live in OX7 where are you? Always nice to know Town fans in Oxfordshire
[quote][p][bold]OX7Robinfor50years[/bold] wrote: Live not far from and have been to Banbury's ground many times and it is a dump situated down a rough track next to the station and can only think that his consortium acquired it for re-developement. Perhaps we have more potential![/p][/quote]OX7Robin I live in OX7 where are you? Always nice to know Town fans in Oxfordshire Okus Road
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5:26pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

Why would Matt want to go to Bournemouth ? He doesn't retire for another 40 odd years.

Is it true they Mobility Scooter Lanes because of the lack of bicycles ?

COYMR
Why would Matt want to go to Bournemouth ? He doesn't retire for another 40 odd years. Is it true they Mobility Scooter Lanes because of the lack of bicycles ? COYMR Oxon-Red
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5:31pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the don69 says...

vikingred wrote:
mustard red wrote:
Why is this page initially intended to report and comment on the takeover of our club, turning into the twin of the rumour site? Can Twitter speculation be kept on Twatter?
Quite right mate. I must admit to being swept along with the story as it came as a real shock after the euphoria of the takeover news. Now reported that STFC have rejected the bid. Think I need a lie down....lol
I blame Louis! and his rumour sites!we'll have to rename the Adver The Twatter!LOL!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]vikingred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mustard red[/bold] wrote: Why is this page initially intended to report and comment on the takeover of our club, turning into the twin of the rumour site? Can Twitter speculation be kept on Twatter?[/p][/quote]Quite right mate. I must admit to being swept along with the story as it came as a real shock after the euphoria of the takeover news. Now reported that STFC have rejected the bid. Think I need a lie down....lol[/p][/quote]I blame Louis! and his rumour sites!we'll have to rename the Adver The Twatter!LOL!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! the don69
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5:34pm Wed 30 Jan 13

London Red says...

I'd sell Williams to Sh1tty!
.
Then use the funds to get in BWP and Madine
.
Would be more than happy with those alongside Collins and Martin as our forwards
.
BWP is proven at this level with about 50 in 100 games at 2 clubs
.
We should have got him as our Austin replacement
I'd sell Williams to Sh1tty! . Then use the funds to get in BWP and Madine . Would be more than happy with those alongside Collins and Martin as our forwards . BWP is proven at this level with about 50 in 100 games at 2 clubs . We should have got him as our Austin replacement London Red
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5:36pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Roger_Smart says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Why would Matt want to go to Bournemouth ? He doesn't retire for another 40 odd years.

Is it true they Mobility Scooter Lanes because of the lack of bicycles ?

COYMR
Agreed...and why would Williams want to go to City and play championship football for only four more months when he will be playing all next year if he stays put?
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Why would Matt want to go to Bournemouth ? He doesn't retire for another 40 odd years. Is it true they Mobility Scooter Lanes because of the lack of bicycles ? COYMR[/p][/quote]Agreed...and why would Williams want to go to City and play championship football for only four more months when he will be playing all next year if he stays put? Roger_Smart
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5:38pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Always red says...

Williams won't go to Bristol sh1tty why would he they will be div 1 next year while we'll be in the championship , I hope this new consortium has got money to spend don't want to be living on a shoestring...
Williams won't go to Bristol sh1tty why would he they will be div 1 next year while we'll be in the championship , I hope this new consortium has got money to spend don't want to be living on a shoestring... Always red
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5:42pm Wed 30 Jan 13

grove red says...

Wonder if we will hear anything from pdc today after his meetings with new owners. As long as pdc is happy then we should be.
Wonder if we will hear anything from pdc today after his meetings with new owners. As long as pdc is happy then we should be. grove red
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5:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

WELCOME TO ARE FANTASTIC CLUB..

Hope everything goes to plan and you can help Paolo reach the championship
WELCOME TO ARE FANTASTIC CLUB.. Hope everything goes to plan and you can help Paolo reach the championship DarrenSTFCRomain
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5:56pm Wed 30 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Just read through a lot of the above and am amazed at some of the players that respected posters are happy to get rid off.....how all our views differ is quite amazing really.
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I will be happy to keep a status quo as the current squad are doing a great job under difficult circumstances - if we can bring in one or two then great but selling Williams or Collins would be absolute lunacy at this time.
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Swindon til I die and a much happier fan at that tonight.....although as always with a hint of reservation as we still don't know who the owners are or what their intentions / funds are.
Just read through a lot of the above and am amazed at some of the players that respected posters are happy to get rid off.....how all our views differ is quite amazing really. ----- I will be happy to keep a status quo as the current squad are doing a great job under difficult circumstances - if we can bring in one or two then great but selling Williams or Collins would be absolute lunacy at this time. ----- Swindon til I die and a much happier fan at that tonight.....although as always with a hint of reservation as we still don't know who the owners are or what their intentions / funds are. SAPFanSTFC
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6:02pm Wed 30 Jan 13

vikingred says...

Any news on whether there will be a Press Conference this evening, or some kind of announcement from the new owners to give the fans an insight into there plans to take the club forward and also allay any fears we have over rumours of our best players being sold..?
Any news on whether there will be a Press Conference this evening, or some kind of announcement from the new owners to give the fans an insight into there plans to take the club forward and also allay any fears we have over rumours of our best players being sold..? vikingred
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6:05pm Wed 30 Jan 13

madterrier says...

Crikey. £10m 'wiped' just like that.

Investing in football is indeed a hazardous thing.
Crikey. £10m 'wiped' just like that. Investing in football is indeed a hazardous thing. madterrier
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6:10pm Wed 30 Jan 13

grove red says...

The Advertiser understands the terms of the takeover at Town would see the money owed to Andrew Black, Sir Martyn Arbib, Andrew Fitton and Jeremy Wray in the club's holding company wiped.

Those debts are believed to total between £9.5million and £10million.

I think we owe these people who saved the club a big thank you
The Advertiser understands the terms of the takeover at Town would see the money owed to Andrew Black, Sir Martyn Arbib, Andrew Fitton and Jeremy Wray in the club's holding company wiped. Those debts are believed to total between £9.5million and £10million. I think we owe these people who saved the club a big thank you grove red
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6:11pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Afcb4life says...

AFC Bournemouth league 1 winners 2012-2013

we don't even need Richie but he wants to play for a proper team and bigger club like bournemouth
AFC Bournemouth league 1 winners 2012-2013 we don't even need Richie but he wants to play for a proper team and bigger club like bournemouth Afcb4life
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6:13pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

All-in-all a pretty decent day so far especially now all debts seemed to have been wiped (see 6.03pm statement above).

What next ?

The roller coaster seems to be at the bottom of the slope, starting to climb so how about the following headlines in the next few hours:

"Austin sold to Liverpool for £12m"

"Caddis signs for Birmingham for £300,000"

COYMR
All-in-all a pretty decent day so far especially now all debts seemed to have been wiped (see 6.03pm statement above). What next ? The roller coaster seems to be at the bottom of the slope, starting to climb so how about the following headlines in the next few hours: "Austin sold to Liverpool for £12m" "Caddis signs for Birmingham for £300,000" COYMR Oxon-Red
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6:22pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

Afcb4life wrote:
AFC Bournemouth league 1 winners 2012-2013 we don't even need Richie but he wants to play for a proper team and bigger club like bournemouth
Wake Up, Wake Up, it is time for your medication before your tea sweetie.

What does bigger club mean ?

1. More fans ?
2. More money ?
3. Bigger Stadium ?
4. Won more trophies ?
5. More letters needed to spell the name ?

Bournemouth win on 2 of the above, or maybe only it is only 1 after today.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: AFC Bournemouth league 1 winners 2012-2013 we don't even need Richie but he wants to play for a proper team and bigger club like bournemouth[/p][/quote]Wake Up, Wake Up, it is time for your medication before your tea sweetie. What does bigger club mean ? 1. More fans ? 2. More money ? 3. Bigger Stadium ? 4. Won more trophies ? 5. More letters needed to spell the name ? Bournemouth win on 2 of the above, or maybe only it is only 1 after today. COYMR Oxon-Red
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6:34pm Wed 30 Jan 13

EastleazeRed says...

Always red wrote:
Williams won't go to Bristol sh1tty why would he they will be div 1 next year while we'll be in the championship , I hope this new consortium has got money to spend don't want to be living on a shoestring...
Rather loose ritchie than Williams ?
[quote][p][bold]Always red[/bold] wrote: Williams won't go to Bristol sh1tty why would he they will be div 1 next year while we'll be in the championship , I hope this new consortium has got money to spend don't want to be living on a shoestring...[/p][/quote]Rather loose ritchie than Williams ? EastleazeRed
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6:34pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Pewsham Red says...

Afcb4life wrote:
AFC Bournemouth league 1 winners 2012-2013

we don't even need Richie but he wants to play for a proper team and bigger club like bournemouth
Stick to your own site you nauseating retard. Lets see where you are in 5 years when mummy's boy Howe is manager of Sherborne and your nutty chairman has been sent to prison.
[quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: AFC Bournemouth league 1 winners 2012-2013 we don't even need Richie but he wants to play for a proper team and bigger club like bournemouth[/p][/quote]Stick to your own site you nauseating retard. Lets see where you are in 5 years when mummy's boy Howe is manager of Sherborne and your nutty chairman has been sent to prison. Pewsham Red
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6:41pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Cookie43 says...

I hope we told Bournemouth to f.ck off again!!!!!
I hope we told Bournemouth to f.ck off again!!!!! Cookie43
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6:42pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
I understand that Jed Clampett is one of the consortium
Rolled that one out yesterday ;)
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: I understand that Jed Clampett is one of the consortium[/p][/quote]Rolled that one out yesterday ;) The Jockster
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6:42pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the don69 says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
All-in-all a pretty decent day so far especially now all debts seemed to have been wiped (see 6.03pm statement above).

What next ?

The roller coaster seems to be at the bottom of the slope, starting to climb so how about the following headlines in the next few hours:

"Austin sold to Liverpool for £12m"

"Caddis signs for Birmingham for £300,000"

COYMR
There you go Oxen all debts wiped,now a debt free club!big thank-you to Black and his gang(one wonders why they bought our club)now lets move forward and stop all these rumours of selling players on the cheap!silly money yes but make teams pay through the nose!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: All-in-all a pretty decent day so far especially now all debts seemed to have been wiped (see 6.03pm statement above). What next ? The roller coaster seems to be at the bottom of the slope, starting to climb so how about the following headlines in the next few hours: "Austin sold to Liverpool for £12m" "Caddis signs for Birmingham for £300,000" COYMR[/p][/quote]There you go Oxen all debts wiped,now a debt free club!big thank-you to Black and his gang(one wonders why they bought our club)now lets move forward and stop all these rumours of selling players on the cheap!silly money yes but make teams pay through the nose!!!!!!!!!! the don69
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7:11pm Wed 30 Jan 13

dave gar says...

i was at orient last night and there was a town fan who has not missed a game since 2001 wow ,,,hope that we are going to be buying and not selling ,,,i agree that its great about the debt being written off if true ,,but then again that money was lost ,,,hope it wasent just desperation to offload the club and someone is not going to make some dosh asset stripping the players ,happy in the main tho
i was at orient last night and there was a town fan who has not missed a game since 2001 wow ,,,hope that we are going to be buying and not selling ,,,i agree that its great about the debt being written off if true ,,but then again that money was lost ,,,hope it wasent just desperation to offload the club and someone is not going to make some dosh asset stripping the players ,happy in the main tho dave gar
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7:12pm Wed 30 Jan 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

What an amazing day and true to form supporting STFC.

Will the FL paper write up an article this week or will Adrian Durham be spouting more drivel against our wonderful club.

A calm day wouldn't go amiss and looking forward to going to Crawley Saturday.

At least if you support the Pox one things for sure no transfer speculation on other clubs wanting your players, I wonder why ?
What an amazing day and true to form supporting STFC. Will the FL paper write up an article this week or will Adrian Durham be spouting more drivel against our wonderful club. A calm day wouldn't go amiss and looking forward to going to Crawley Saturday. At least if you support the Pox one things for sure no transfer speculation on other clubs wanting your players, I wonder why ? TheDukeOfBanbury
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7:17pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

Afcb4life wrote:
AFC Bournemouth league 1 winners 2012-2013

we don't even need Richie but he wants to play for a proper team and bigger club like bournemouth
If you lot do not get promoted this season we will then see what your dodgy backers are made of. Just watch them want their money back and then you rabble will be history. Bigger club My Arrsse.
[quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: AFC Bournemouth league 1 winners 2012-2013 we don't even need Richie but he wants to play for a proper team and bigger club like bournemouth[/p][/quote]If you lot do not get promoted this season we will then see what your dodgy backers are made of. Just watch them want their money back and then you rabble will be history. Bigger club My Arrsse. Di kanny oh
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7:18pm Wed 30 Jan 13

super reds says...

Hardly the kind of deal that SWP was looking for IMO, especially as he was hoping for 'a bidding war', something doesn't seem quite right & I hope I'm wrong on that score but wiping £10m of debt to AB & co tells me these new people don't have much of a pot to p1ss in. Again hope I'm wrong
Hardly the kind of deal that SWP was looking for IMO, especially as he was hoping for 'a bidding war', something doesn't seem quite right & I hope I'm wrong on that score but wiping £10m of debt to AB & co tells me these new people don't have much of a pot to p1ss in. Again hope I'm wrong super reds
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7:22pm Wed 30 Jan 13

LeGod says...

if we sold Ritchie to bournemouth for 600k we must be mad to sell a player of his quality for that price he is worth three times that at least.

If the club arent selling why havent we made a statement.

If the club are real about getting into the championship why sell one of your best assetts.

I know a circulation was put around to all clubs at the start of the week about all our players being available but my understanding was that was in case the take over didnt happen.

So why dont we tell bournemouth to clear off again and he is not for sale.

If we sell any of our players in this window i also think Paolo will be off.

I hope the new guys really think long and hard about not selling our assetts it is our best chance this season to get up to the championship and i could see a revolt immediatley if we sold players in this window and especially to a rival L1 team and if Ritchie did go he is better than Bournemouth who are a smaller club than us whos' bubble will burst in a couple of years time once the russian decided to go as it must be remembered it is a loan their money.

RITCHIE HAS TO STAY WITH US
if we sold Ritchie to bournemouth for 600k we must be mad to sell a player of his quality for that price he is worth three times that at least. If the club arent selling why havent we made a statement. If the club are real about getting into the championship why sell one of your best assetts. I know a circulation was put around to all clubs at the start of the week about all our players being available but my understanding was that was in case the take over didnt happen. So why dont we tell bournemouth to clear off again and he is not for sale. If we sell any of our players in this window i also think Paolo will be off. I hope the new guys really think long and hard about not selling our assetts it is our best chance this season to get up to the championship and i could see a revolt immediatley if we sold players in this window and especially to a rival L1 team and if Ritchie did go he is better than Bournemouth who are a smaller club than us whos' bubble will burst in a couple of years time once the russian decided to go as it must be remembered it is a loan their money. RITCHIE HAS TO STAY WITH US LeGod
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7:22pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Well, as others have said, it's wait and see time. Too early to form a clear opinion. All I know is that the takeover 5 years ago had a very solid feel about it right from the off. At the moment this one doesn't give me the same feeling, although to be fair we know very little right now. The sooner we get some hard details, the better.
Spot on, crisis apparently averted but we know nothing about the future.
Good to see there are a few of us realists left, like others can't see JW being involved but I'd be delighted to be wrong. Far too soon to break out the Bollie and it remains to be seen if Pdc gets any dosh to spend & he'd better have had it already to get a move on before the window shuts! Lets hope we start to hear positive vibes praising Paolo and that he will be happy to work with the new regime. Jury definitely out for me but at the moment if I was to have to make a comparison I'd say more Sir Seton Wills than Andrew Black.
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Well, as others have said, it's wait and see time. Too early to form a clear opinion. All I know is that the takeover 5 years ago had a very solid feel about it right from the off. At the moment this one doesn't give me the same feeling, although to be fair we know very little right now. The sooner we get some hard details, the better.[/p][/quote]Spot on, crisis apparently averted but we know nothing about the future.[/p][/quote]Good to see there are a few of us realists left, like others can't see JW being involved but I'd be delighted to be wrong. Far too soon to break out the Bollie and it remains to be seen if Pdc gets any dosh to spend & he'd better have had it already to get a move on before the window shuts! Lets hope we start to hear positive vibes praising Paolo and that he will be happy to work with the new regime. Jury definitely out for me but at the moment if I was to have to make a comparison I'd say more Sir Seton Wills than Andrew Black. The Jockster
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7:22pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

UTCIAD, ??? is this the name of the overseas player Bornmuff were offering as a sweetener on the dead in the pan Ritchie deal ???
UTCIAD, ??? is this the name of the overseas player Bornmuff were offering as a sweetener on the dead in the pan Ritchie deal ??? the wizard
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7:24pm Wed 30 Jan 13

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Afcb4life wrote:
AFC Bournemouth league 1 winners 2012-2013 we don't even need Richie but he wants to play for a proper team and bigger club like bournemouth
HA HA LETS ALL LAUGH AT BOURMOUTH...........


LETS ALL LAUGH AT BOURMOUTH
[quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: AFC Bournemouth league 1 winners 2012-2013 we don't even need Richie but he wants to play for a proper team and bigger club like bournemouth[/p][/quote]HA HA LETS ALL LAUGH AT BOURMOUTH........... LETS ALL LAUGH AT BOURMOUTH DarrenSTFCRomain
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7:24pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

I would have though there would have been a press conference at some point today, has one now been scheduled for tomorrow ?
I would have though there would have been a press conference at some point today, has one now been scheduled for tomorrow ? the wizard
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7:30pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

dave gar wrote:
i was at orient last night and there was a town fan who has not missed a game since 2001 wow ,,,hope that we are going to be buying and not selling ,,,i agree that its great about the debt being written off if true ,,but then again that money was lost ,,,hope it wasent just desperation to offload the club and someone is not going to make some dosh asset stripping the players ,happy in the main tho
You must be talking about Derek from Northampton? Certainly an impressive record no doubt about that but Del Boy has never been slow at letting everyone know that I think :) many of us are dedicated supporters but we do have a life outside of STFC.
[quote][p][bold]dave gar[/bold] wrote: i was at orient last night and there was a town fan who has not missed a game since 2001 wow ,,,hope that we are going to be buying and not selling ,,,i agree that its great about the debt being written off if true ,,but then again that money was lost ,,,hope it wasent just desperation to offload the club and someone is not going to make some dosh asset stripping the players ,happy in the main tho[/p][/quote]You must be talking about Derek from Northampton? Certainly an impressive record no doubt about that but Del Boy has never been slow at letting everyone know that I think :) many of us are dedicated supporters but we do have a life outside of STFC. The Jockster
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7:32pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Any dates been set for Fitton, Black, Wray & Co to be indoctrinated into our Hall Of Fame ? not only for saving the club but for giving it a future and services rendered.
Any dates been set for Fitton, Black, Wray & Co to be indoctrinated into our Hall Of Fame ? not only for saving the club but for giving it a future and services rendered. the wizard
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7:33pm Wed 30 Jan 13

OX7Robinfor50years says...

Okus Road wrote:
OX7Robinfor50years wrote:
Live not far from and have been to Banbury's ground many times and it is a dump situated down a rough track next to the station and can only think that his consortium acquired it for re-developement. Perhaps we have more potential!
OX7Robin I live in OX7 where are you? Always nice to know Town fans in Oxfordshire
Chipping Norton
[quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OX7Robinfor50years[/bold] wrote: Live not far from and have been to Banbury's ground many times and it is a dump situated down a rough track next to the station and can only think that his consortium acquired it for re-developement. Perhaps we have more potential![/p][/quote]OX7Robin I live in OX7 where are you? Always nice to know Town fans in Oxfordshire[/p][/quote]Chipping Norton OX7Robinfor50years
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7:34pm Wed 30 Jan 13

KojaktheWarg says...

All good news so far today (with a few bored bournemouth & boscombe fans on the site which is amusing).

Leawards and Windwards...

COYR
All good news so far today (with a few bored bournemouth & boscombe fans on the site which is amusing). Leawards and Windwards... COYR KojaktheWarg
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7:36pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
Always red wrote:
Williams won't go to Bristol sh1tty why would he they will be div 1 next year while we'll be in the championship , I hope this new consortium has got money to spend don't want to be living on a shoestring...
Rather loose ritchie than Williams ?
You obvious weren't at Orient last night? Or if you were, were your specs covered with rain-Willo was dire!
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Always red[/bold] wrote: Williams won't go to Bristol sh1tty why would he they will be div 1 next year while we'll be in the championship , I hope this new consortium has got money to spend don't want to be living on a shoestring...[/p][/quote]Rather loose ritchie than Williams ?[/p][/quote]You obvious weren't at Orient last night? Or if you were, were your specs covered with rain-Willo was dire! The Jockster
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7:38pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Okus Road says...

OX7Robinfor50years wrote:
Okus Road wrote:
OX7Robinfor50years wrote:
Live not far from and have been to Banbury's ground many times and it is a dump situated down a rough track next to the station and can only think that his consortium acquired it for re-developement. Perhaps we have more potential!
OX7Robin I live in OX7 where are you? Always nice to know Town fans in Oxfordshire
Chipping Norton
I'm in Middle Barton and season ticket holder in Town End
[quote][p][bold]OX7Robinfor50years[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OX7Robinfor50years[/bold] wrote: Live not far from and have been to Banbury's ground many times and it is a dump situated down a rough track next to the station and can only think that his consortium acquired it for re-developement. Perhaps we have more potential![/p][/quote]OX7Robin I live in OX7 where are you? Always nice to know Town fans in Oxfordshire[/p][/quote]Chipping Norton[/p][/quote]I'm in Middle Barton and season ticket holder in Town End Okus Road
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7:42pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Welcome jed to our family club. 100% behind the new consortium. Onwards, sidewards,backwards and forwards. Forget the free beers just give us Bradley wright Phillips . And secure the others ferry and co. Thanks again A happy grim
Will we see a new id, syppah kcab ?

COYMR
Yrev yrev yppah noxo der
Ew era soloap der dna etihw ymra

Sdrawno dna sdrawpu
Llirb Grim bet you had to write that down before you typed it lol
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Welcome jed to our family club. 100% behind the new consortium. Onwards, sidewards,backwards and forwards. Forget the free beers just give us Bradley wright Phillips . And secure the others ferry and co. Thanks again A happy grim[/p][/quote]Will we see a new id, syppah kcab ? COYMR[/p][/quote]Yrev yrev yppah noxo der Ew era soloap der dna etihw ymra Sdrawno dna sdrawpu[/p][/quote]Llirb Grim bet you had to write that down before you typed it lol The Jockster
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7:49pm Wed 30 Jan 13

smirg kcab says...

The Jockster wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Welcome jed to our family club. 100% behind the new consortium. Onwards, sidewards,backwards and forwards. Forget the free beers just give us Bradley wright Phillips . And secure the others ferry and co. Thanks again A happy grim
Will we see a new id, syppah kcab ?

COYMR
Yrev yrev yppah noxo der
Ew era soloap der dna etihw ymra

Sdrawno dna sdrawpu
Llirb Grim bet you had to write that down before you typed it lol
Funnily enough jock I did.
I was shocked when i got DNA from and lol
Onwards and up up and awaaaaayyy
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Welcome jed to our family club. 100% behind the new consortium. Onwards, sidewards,backwards and forwards. Forget the free beers just give us Bradley wright Phillips . And secure the others ferry and co. Thanks again A happy grim[/p][/quote]Will we see a new id, syppah kcab ? COYMR[/p][/quote]Yrev yrev yppah noxo der Ew era soloap der dna etihw ymra Sdrawno dna sdrawpu[/p][/quote]Llirb Grim bet you had to write that down before you typed it lol[/p][/quote]Funnily enough jock I did. I was shocked when i got DNA from and lol Onwards and up up and awaaaaayyy smirg kcab
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7:50pm Wed 30 Jan 13

swindon1969 says...

So little information, need to wait and see I guess.Ritchie will stay, why would he want to go? Swindon are so much more an attractive side than them down the coast. SWP thats different,we are a side plus thirty goals to the good, do we need need him? im not sure, or is it just a biggish name on board?
So little information, need to wait and see I guess.Ritchie will stay, why would he want to go? Swindon are so much more an attractive side than them down the coast. SWP thats different,we are a side plus thirty goals to the good, do we need need him? im not sure, or is it just a biggish name on board? swindon1969
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7:53pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

London Red wrote:
I'd sell Williams to Sh1tty!
.
Then use the funds to get in BWP and Madine
.
Would be more than happy with those alongside Collins and Martin as our forwards
.
BWP is proven at this level with about 50 in 100 games at 2 clubs
.
We should have got him as our Austin replacement
LR Willo was dire last night but I'd have him in front of dry Martini any day & grim Ronald who? Reagan McDonald Corbett & Barker lol!
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: I'd sell Williams to Sh1tty! . Then use the funds to get in BWP and Madine . Would be more than happy with those alongside Collins and Martin as our forwards . BWP is proven at this level with about 50 in 100 games at 2 clubs . We should have got him as our Austin replacement[/p][/quote]LR Willo was dire last night but I'd have him in front of dry Martini any day & grim Ronald who? Reagan McDonald Corbett & Barker lol! The Jockster
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7:56pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Afcbpete says...

swindon1969 wrote:
So little information, need to wait and see I guess.Ritchie will stay, why would he want to go? Swindon are so much more an attractive side than them down the coast. SWP thats different,we are a side plus thirty goals to the good, do we need need him? im not sure, or is it just a biggish name on board?
If Ritchie is so keen to stay, why is our local paper updating 7-40pm stating the deal should be tied up tomorrow :) Happy Days... UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]swindon1969[/bold] wrote: So little information, need to wait and see I guess.Ritchie will stay, why would he want to go? Swindon are so much more an attractive side than them down the coast. SWP thats different,we are a side plus thirty goals to the good, do we need need him? im not sure, or is it just a biggish name on board?[/p][/quote]If Ritchie is so keen to stay, why is our local paper updating 7-40pm stating the deal should be tied up tomorrow :) Happy Days... UTCIAD Afcbpete
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7:56pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

the wizard wrote:
Any dates been set for Fitton, Black, Wray & Co to be indoctrinated into our Hall Of Fame ? not only for saving the club but for giving it a future and services rendered.
I think the word you're looking for is inaugurated :)
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Any dates been set for Fitton, Black, Wray & Co to be indoctrinated into our Hall Of Fame ? not only for saving the club but for giving it a future and services rendered.[/p][/quote]I think the word you're looking for is inaugurated :) The Jockster
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7:58pm Wed 30 Jan 13

dave gar says...

The Jockster wrote:
dave gar wrote:
i was at orient last night and there was a town fan who has not missed a game since 2001 wow ,,,hope that we are going to be buying and not selling ,,,i agree that its great about the debt being written off if true ,,but then again that money was lost ,,,hope it wasent just desperation to offload the club and someone is not going to make some dosh asset stripping the players ,happy in the main tho
You must be talking about Derek from Northampton? Certainly an impressive record no doubt about that but Del Boy has never been slow at letting everyone know that I think :) many of us are dedicated supporters but we do have a life outside of STFC.
no he was from chippenham
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave gar[/bold] wrote: i was at orient last night and there was a town fan who has not missed a game since 2001 wow ,,,hope that we are going to be buying and not selling ,,,i agree that its great about the debt being written off if true ,,but then again that money was lost ,,,hope it wasent just desperation to offload the club and someone is not going to make some dosh asset stripping the players ,happy in the main tho[/p][/quote]You must be talking about Derek from Northampton? Certainly an impressive record no doubt about that but Del Boy has never been slow at letting everyone know that I think :) many of us are dedicated supporters but we do have a life outside of STFC.[/p][/quote]no he was from chippenham dave gar
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8:02pm Wed 30 Jan 13

smirg kcab says...

The Jockster wrote:
London Red wrote:
I'd sell Williams to Sh1tty!
.
Then use the funds to get in BWP and Madine
.
Would be more than happy with those alongside Collins and Martin as our forwards
.
BWP is proven at this level with about 50 in 100 games at 2 clubs
.
We should have got him as our Austin replacement
LR Willo was dire last night but I'd have him in front of dry Martini any day & grim Ronald who? Reagan McDonald Corbett & Barker lol!
Ronald doh as homer would say
Grim army
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: I'd sell Williams to Sh1tty! . Then use the funds to get in BWP and Madine . Would be more than happy with those alongside Collins and Martin as our forwards . BWP is proven at this level with about 50 in 100 games at 2 clubs . We should have got him as our Austin replacement[/p][/quote]LR Willo was dire last night but I'd have him in front of dry Martini any day & grim Ronald who? Reagan McDonald Corbett & Barker lol![/p][/quote]Ronald doh as homer would say Grim army smirg kcab
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8:10pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

What position does this UTCIAD bloke play in, is he Nigerian or something ?
What position does this UTCIAD bloke play in, is he Nigerian or something ? the wizard
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8:10pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Cookie43 says...

Afcb4life wrote:
AFC Bournemouth league 1 winners 2012-2013

we don't even need Richie but he wants to play for a proper team and bigger club like bournemouth
Ha ha ha ha
What a tw.t
[quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: AFC Bournemouth league 1 winners 2012-2013 we don't even need Richie but he wants to play for a proper team and bigger club like bournemouth[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha What a tw.t Cookie43
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8:11pm Wed 30 Jan 13

grove red says...

It's all gone very quiet.
It's all gone very quiet. grove red
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8:11pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the don69 says...

bad news chaps!I've heard we ARE GOING TO SELL Ritchie!!!!!!!
bad news chaps!I've heard we ARE GOING TO SELL Ritchie!!!!!!! the don69
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8:18pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Lambourn Red says...

the don69 wrote:
bad news chaps!I've heard we ARE GOING TO SELL Ritchie!!!!!!!
If that is true then PDC will be gone within 24 hours there is no way he will stand for having his prize asset sold from under his nose.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: bad news chaps!I've heard we ARE GOING TO SELL Ritchie!!!!!!![/p][/quote]If that is true then PDC will be gone within 24 hours there is no way he will stand for having his prize asset sold from under his nose. Lambourn Red
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8:22pm Wed 30 Jan 13

1STFC! says...

Would be a real shame to sort the sale of the club out only to then lose our best player. Am sure the new owners would not want to lose their best player?? Who would make the decision to accept the bid the owner that's on his way out, or the owners that are on their way in??
Would be a real shame to sort the sale of the club out only to then lose our best player. Am sure the new owners would not want to lose their best player?? Who would make the decision to accept the bid the owner that's on his way out, or the owners that are on their way in?? 1STFC!
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8:22pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Stfc_BristolRed says...

the don69 wrote:
bad news chaps!I've heard we ARE GOING TO SELL Ritchie!!!!!!!
Source?
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: bad news chaps!I've heard we ARE GOING TO SELL Ritchie!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Source? Stfc_BristolRed
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8:22pm Wed 30 Jan 13

smirg kcab says...

He has signed now for 500k
Fuucking joke
Bournemouth echo
He has signed now for 500k Fuucking joke Bournemouth echo smirg kcab
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8:24pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Guv says...

I'm mates with Matt and it's true, he's leaving and so is Collins subject to medical.

I am not allowed to say much right now but I wouldn't hold out much hope with these new owners!

We will get 2 new Loan players, great start eh
I'm mates with Matt and it's true, he's leaving and so is Collins subject to medical. I am not allowed to say much right now but I wouldn't hold out much hope with these new owners! We will get 2 new Loan players, great start eh Guv
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8:24pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Afcb4life says...

hahaha matt richie sign 3 and half year deal for 500k to the mighty afc bournemouth
hahaha matt richie sign 3 and half year deal for 500k to the mighty afc bournemouth Afcb4life
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8:24pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the don69 says...

Stfc_BristolRed wrote:
the don69 wrote:
bad news chaps!I've heard we ARE GOING TO SELL Ritchie!!!!!!!
Source?
BORMUFF
[quote][p][bold]Stfc_BristolRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: bad news chaps!I've heard we ARE GOING TO SELL Ritchie!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Source?[/p][/quote]BORMUFF the don69
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8:25pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

The Jockster wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Any dates been set for Fitton, Black, Wray & Co to be indoctrinated into our Hall Of Fame ? not only for saving the club but for giving it a future and services rendered.
I think the word you're looking for is inaugurated :)
Don't think so. Inducted?
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Any dates been set for Fitton, Black, Wray & Co to be indoctrinated into our Hall Of Fame ? not only for saving the club but for giving it a future and services rendered.[/p][/quote]I think the word you're looking for is inaugurated :)[/p][/quote]Don't think so. Inducted? Oi Den!
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8:26pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Med Red says...

Lambourn Red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
bad news chaps!I've heard we ARE GOING TO SELL Ritchie!!!!!!!
If that is true then PDC will be gone within 24 hours there is no way he will stand for having his prize asset sold from under his nose.
Selling Ritchie.... what does that tell us about the ambition of the new owners. They're getting the club at a bargain basement price by all accounts and the first thing they do is sell one of our best, if not the best player we have.... let's hope the rumour is wrong!!
[quote][p][bold]Lambourn Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: bad news chaps!I've heard we ARE GOING TO SELL Ritchie!!!!!!![/p][/quote]If that is true then PDC will be gone within 24 hours there is no way he will stand for having his prize asset sold from under his nose.[/p][/quote]Selling Ritchie.... what does that tell us about the ambition of the new owners. They're getting the club at a bargain basement price by all accounts and the first thing they do is sell one of our best, if not the best player we have.... let's hope the rumour is wrong!! Med Red
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8:26pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Afcbpete says...

Say BYE BYE to Matt guys.. He decided AFC Bournemouth are a much better team to play for. So after ALL your nonesense haaaa haaaaa who's laughing now AND for 500k PMSL.... UTCIAD
Say BYE BYE to Matt guys.. He decided AFC Bournemouth are a much better team to play for. So after ALL your nonesense haaaa haaaaa who's laughing now AND for 500k PMSL.... UTCIAD Afcbpete
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8:26pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

Lambourn Red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
bad news chaps!I've heard we ARE GOING TO SELL Ritchie!!!!!!!
If that is true then PDC will be gone within 24 hours there is no way he will stand for having his prize asset sold from under his nose.
Been out all day. This is going to be the start of the decline.

I also think PDC will be thinking about his position
[quote][p][bold]Lambourn Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: bad news chaps!I've heard we ARE GOING TO SELL Ritchie!!!!!!![/p][/quote]If that is true then PDC will be gone within 24 hours there is no way he will stand for having his prize asset sold from under his nose.[/p][/quote]Been out all day. This is going to be the start of the decline. I also think PDC will be thinking about his position Rebel_phish
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8:29pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Guv says...

I can also confirm that PDC is not under the plans of the new owners! That's why Matt has made the decision, Sorry guys, you heard it here first. WTF is going on, come on SAM, I have emailed you!
I can also confirm that PDC is not under the plans of the new owners! That's why Matt has made the decision, Sorry guys, you heard it here first. WTF is going on, come on SAM, I have emailed you! Guv
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8:29pm Wed 30 Jan 13

London Red says...

Super Reds - having the debt written off doesn't say anything about the wealth of our new majority owners (Black and Co still are involved)
.
What it tells us is they don't want to spend money on paying off old debt but spend it on the future - be it players or redevelopment
.
Also the quicker they can get the shareholder equity positive the quicker they could start generating returns via dividends - which is where the write off comes in as it will practically write out our negative equity which means promotion could lead to profit which could lead to dividends being paid to Black and Co
.
Agree with Wizard - these guys need adding to the hall of fame - or at least have bars or suites named after them in the redeveloped ground
.
Jock - I was saying Martin would be 3rd of 4th choice as BWP would start with either Collins or Madine
.
Lets not forget that it was lucky we have a Premiership quality keeper to make sure we got a point in a game we should have won easily - with Williams the main culprit missing 5 good chances
.
Missing 5 is way way too many and it wasn't a one off - we have seen these chances wasted all year
.
If we are to go up we need these put away so when the others are not firing like they have against the likes of Tranmere etc we pick up wins
.
Cassidy would still be my first choice but as that is not realistic I would be absolutely delighted to see BWP in the team on sat and will be even happier when he has scored!
Super Reds - having the debt written off doesn't say anything about the wealth of our new majority owners (Black and Co still are involved) . What it tells us is they don't want to spend money on paying off old debt but spend it on the future - be it players or redevelopment . Also the quicker they can get the shareholder equity positive the quicker they could start generating returns via dividends - which is where the write off comes in as it will practically write out our negative equity which means promotion could lead to profit which could lead to dividends being paid to Black and Co . Agree with Wizard - these guys need adding to the hall of fame - or at least have bars or suites named after them in the redeveloped ground . Jock - I was saying Martin would be 3rd of 4th choice as BWP would start with either Collins or Madine . Lets not forget that it was lucky we have a Premiership quality keeper to make sure we got a point in a game we should have won easily - with Williams the main culprit missing 5 good chances . Missing 5 is way way too many and it wasn't a one off - we have seen these chances wasted all year . If we are to go up we need these put away so when the others are not firing like they have against the likes of Tranmere etc we pick up wins . Cassidy would still be my first choice but as that is not realistic I would be absolutely delighted to see BWP in the team on sat and will be even happier when he has scored! London Red
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8:30pm Wed 30 Jan 13

chris-skyline says...

Deal Confirmed! 3 and a half year deal for a fee of £500k!

Hmmm, a little steep if you ask me, but after he has played with a quality squad for a few years he will be a better player and worth far more.

If you want him back, we will accept bids of no less than £2Million. Thats what you valued him at right?

How's that pie taste?
Deal Confirmed! 3 and a half year deal for a fee of £500k! Hmmm, a little steep if you ask me, but after he has played with a quality squad for a few years he will be a better player and worth far more. If you want him back, we will accept bids of no less than £2Million. Thats what you valued him at right? How's that pie taste? chris-skyline
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8:33pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Afcb4life says...

i repeat
afc bournemouth league 1 winner 2012/2013
i repeat afc bournemouth league 1 winner 2012/2013 Afcb4life
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8:34pm Wed 30 Jan 13

mallorca says...

Here we go rumours/speculation.

10 million written off??????? we still need clearnce from the FL for these new owners.Also I do think MR will leave and maybe collins.I hope it's all B/S but it will effect Pdc he may even walk away if players are sold.
Seems all has gone quiet,mind you yesterday was doom and gloom today well we wait and see.
As a poster said this new lot may not even have a pot to p in.
Still we have a clean slate and strict contol on spending the Town will survive,just hope we don't get in a mess again.
So we await the FL clearance
Here we go rumours/speculation. 10 million written off??????? we still need clearnce from the FL for these new owners.Also I do think MR will leave and maybe collins.I hope it's all B/S but it will effect Pdc he may even walk away if players are sold. Seems all has gone quiet,mind you yesterday was doom and gloom today well we wait and see. As a poster said this new lot may not even have a pot to p in. Still we have a clean slate and strict contol on spending the Town will survive,just hope we don't get in a mess again. So we await the FL clearance mallorca
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8:35pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

I feel uneasy about this Ritchie rumour, not because I believe it but because the club has not come out and quashed it. There are two words to illustrate what might happen if Ritchie goes: Shearer and Austin.
.
The sale of Ritchie should be contemplated only if we are desperate for cash - and if we are desperate for cash now, what does that tell us about the takeover?
I feel uneasy about this Ritchie rumour, not because I believe it but because the club has not come out and quashed it. There are two words to illustrate what might happen if Ritchie goes: Shearer and Austin. . The sale of Ritchie should be contemplated only if we are desperate for cash - and if we are desperate for cash now, what does that tell us about the takeover? Oi Den!
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8:35pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Just come off of the Echo site and it has been confirmed that Ritchie has indeed signed a deal and the fee was just £500k, see,


http://www.bournemou
thecho.co.uk/sport/1
0195163.Cherries_clo
se_in_on_Ritchie_dea
l__updated_/?action=
success
Just come off of the Echo site and it has been confirmed that Ritchie has indeed signed a deal and the fee was just £500k, see, http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/sport/1 0195163.Cherries_clo se_in_on_Ritchie_dea l__updated_/?action= success the wizard
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8:35pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Kingseleven says...

WTF is going on...Ritchie sold at a bargain price. Collins possibly next.

Unless PDC is on board with this on the promise that we get Hollands and Martin on loan until end of season with view to perm contracts.

Plus BWP and maybe Madine and or Bostock etc

Who knows......not sure about the intentions etc of these new owners.

One thing jumping out though is how much we are not being told......**** poor, with no official statements ?
WTF is going on...Ritchie sold at a bargain price. Collins possibly next. Unless PDC is on board with this on the promise that we get Hollands and Martin on loan until end of season with view to perm contracts. Plus BWP and maybe Madine and or Bostock etc Who knows......not sure about the intentions etc of these new owners. One thing jumping out though is how much we are not being told......**** poor, with no official statements ? Kingseleven
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8:38pm Wed 30 Jan 13

London Red says...

I've just heard that pigs might fly!
.
So our new owners are selling our prized asset for a fraction of his value and half the amount we could have got a year ago
.
Then they are going to sack probably our most popular manager ever
.
Yeah that will make them popular and draw in the crowds won't it
.
I fully expect incomings not outgoings
.
Especially as Ritchie has been "sold" in the last 4 transfer windows
I've just heard that pigs might fly! . So our new owners are selling our prized asset for a fraction of his value and half the amount we could have got a year ago . Then they are going to sack probably our most popular manager ever . Yeah that will make them popular and draw in the crowds won't it . I fully expect incomings not outgoings . Especially as Ritchie has been "sold" in the last 4 transfer windows London Red
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8:39pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Guv says...

It's not the new owners who sold richie, it's a very complicated deal involved in taking over at the club, put it this way, the advertiser haven't got the facts, the facts are very worrying, there is no such £10 million write off, it's a crap deal for the fans, for the club and sorry but I am regretting the club being saved if what Matt has told me is true, we are going back to the old days.
It's not the new owners who sold richie, it's a very complicated deal involved in taking over at the club, put it this way, the advertiser haven't got the facts, the facts are very worrying, there is no such £10 million write off, it's a crap deal for the fans, for the club and sorry but I am regretting the club being saved if what Matt has told me is true, we are going back to the old days. Guv
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8:39pm Wed 30 Jan 13

mike1990 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
I feel uneasy about this Ritchie rumour, not because I believe it but because the club has not come out and quashed it. There are two words to illustrate what might happen if Ritchie goes: Shearer and Austin.
.
The sale of Ritchie should be contemplated only if we are desperate for cash - and if we are desperate for cash now, what does that tell us about the takeover?
He's gone Oi Den £500,000 and Collins next,we bin screwed.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I feel uneasy about this Ritchie rumour, not because I believe it but because the club has not come out and quashed it. There are two words to illustrate what might happen if Ritchie goes: Shearer and Austin. . The sale of Ritchie should be contemplated only if we are desperate for cash - and if we are desperate for cash now, what does that tell us about the takeover?[/p][/quote]He's gone Oi Den £500,000 and Collins next,we bin screwed. mike1990
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8:40pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Haydonender says...

Absolute joke. New owners seemingly in though they apparently don't want to tell people who they are and they sell one of our best players for half what he is worth. Great way to start off, shows they have absolutely no money and no business sense whoever they are. We rejected 900k before and he's proven himself even more since then so they knocked 400k off?

Life as a Swindon fan is never easy. I fear dark days ahead
Absolute joke. New owners seemingly in though they apparently don't want to tell people who they are and they sell one of our best players for half what he is worth. Great way to start off, shows they have absolutely no money and no business sense whoever they are. We rejected 900k before and he's proven himself even more since then so they knocked 400k off? Life as a Swindon fan is never easy. I fear dark days ahead Haydonender
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8:40pm Wed 30 Jan 13

daz0310 says...

Matt Ritchie is gone... Let's wait for it all to start!! who's next????
Matt Ritchie is gone... Let's wait for it all to start!! who's next???? daz0310
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8:41pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Looks like The Adver boys have gone home and NO comment from our manager today welcoming the new owners etc. Beginning to smell a HUGE rat, also have we had official confirmation as yet that the take over has been ratified by the authorities ?

Somebody has got some explaining to do.

If Ritchie has gone then perhaps we could consider putting Williams out as winger, he certainly has the speed and the crossing ability.
Looks like The Adver boys have gone home and NO comment from our manager today welcoming the new owners etc. Beginning to smell a HUGE rat, also have we had official confirmation as yet that the take over has been ratified by the authorities ? Somebody has got some explaining to do. If Ritchie has gone then perhaps we could consider putting Williams out as winger, he certainly has the speed and the crossing ability. the wizard
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8:41pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Guv says...

Black will be selling selling selling, don't fool for any of this!

PDC is talking to a certain Aston Villa, and according to Matt, he's pretty certain to leave for them in the coming weeks!
Black will be selling selling selling, don't fool for any of this! PDC is talking to a certain Aston Villa, and according to Matt, he's pretty certain to leave for them in the coming weeks! Guv
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8:42pm Wed 30 Jan 13

therock4u says...

Confirmed by STFC. Matt Richie sold to the south coast outfit at a give away price, and for a 3 and a half year contract.

Who will be our next manager.
Confirmed by STFC. Matt Richie sold to the south coast outfit at a give away price, and for a 3 and a half year contract. Who will be our next manager. therock4u
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8:43pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Guv says...

Ok guys as Sam cant be assed, let me tell you, the deal fell through, bascially and its A for us!
Ok guys as Sam cant be assed, let me tell you, the deal fell through, bascially and its A for us! Guv
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8:43pm Wed 30 Jan 13

your having a laugh111 says...

We are Bournemouth and were going up with matt Ritchie in a decent team, you might be lucky and sign useless matt Tubbs you losers
We are Bournemouth and were going up with matt Ritchie in a decent team, you might be lucky and sign useless matt Tubbs you losers your having a laugh111
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8:44pm Wed 30 Jan 13

grove red says...

Can't believe we have sold Ritchie to a play off contender what a joke who's next. I suppose pdc will be next and then we get the manager of Banbury in charge what the **** is going on. This could be our season over.
Can't believe we have sold Ritchie to a play off contender what a joke who's next. I suppose pdc will be next and then we get the manager of Banbury in charge what the **** is going on. This could be our season over. grove red
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8:44pm Wed 30 Jan 13

1STFC! says...

I just don't get it! We are in such a good position to push for promotion, owners old or new must see that, so how does selling Ritchie make any sense?
I just don't get it! We are in such a good position to push for promotion, owners old or new must see that, so how does selling Ritchie make any sense? 1STFC!
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8:44pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Med Red says...

Indeed WTF is going on?? Has the club been handed over to a bunch of cheap arsed, asset strippers?? Panic selling or what.... there may be trouble ahead!!
Indeed WTF is going on?? Has the club been handed over to a bunch of cheap arsed, asset strippers?? Panic selling or what.... there may be trouble ahead!! Med Red
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8:45pm Wed 30 Jan 13

King Red says...

Afcb4life wrote:
AFC Bournemouth league 1 winners 2012-2013

we don't even need Richie but he wants to play for a proper team and bigger club like bournemouth
Why come on here and comment? Obviously a dull life being a Popped cherry and the score in our two meetings this season were? So much a bigger club you are, you're in what division? Your average gate is? Your history is? Why even Man City and Man Utd are dwarfed by you!!!!!!! Prat!
[quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: AFC Bournemouth league 1 winners 2012-2013 we don't even need Richie but he wants to play for a proper team and bigger club like bournemouth[/p][/quote]Why come on here and comment? Obviously a dull life being a Popped cherry and the score in our two meetings this season were? So much a bigger club you are, you're in what division? Your average gate is? Your history is? Why even Man City and Man Utd are dwarfed by you!!!!!!! Prat! King Red
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8:45pm Wed 30 Jan 13

stigger says...

unbelievable, an absolute Joke!! PDC will be gone i'm sure, on the day of takeover sell our biggest asset bodes well doesn't it!!!
unbelievable, an absolute Joke!! PDC will be gone i'm sure, on the day of takeover sell our biggest asset bodes well doesn't it!!! stigger
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8:46pm Wed 30 Jan 13

kevin tommey says...

swp was only brought in to asset strip the club. new owners seem to be spineless and obviously have no money and no ambition.They need to come out with a statement or are they spineless .
swp was only brought in to asset strip the club. new owners seem to be spineless and obviously have no money and no ambition.They need to come out with a statement or are they spineless . kevin tommey
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8:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Guv says...

Administration guys, seriously, wait until tomorrow at 2pm! Board meeting and announcement to follow! It's all downhill for us!
Administration guys, seriously, wait until tomorrow at 2pm! Board meeting and announcement to follow! It's all downhill for us! Guv
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8:48pm Wed 30 Jan 13

smirg kcab says...

We should have gone into administration we would have only lost 10 points, with out Ritchie we are fuucked we will lose more than 10 points without him.
Downwards and downwards
I welcomed the new consortium but looks like a big regret now
We should have gone into administration we would have only lost 10 points, with out Ritchie we are fuucked we will lose more than 10 points without him. Downwards and downwards I welcomed the new consortium but looks like a big regret now smirg kcab
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8:48pm Wed 30 Jan 13

EeeByGum says...

Who else will go to fund the take-over
Who else will go to fund the take-over EeeByGum
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8:48pm Wed 30 Jan 13

grove red says...

We want jedward out say we want jedward out !!!!!!
We want jedward out say we want jedward out !!!!!! grove red
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8:53pm Wed 30 Jan 13

kevin tommey says...

I was under the impression from comments that earlier comments from the Adver that the new owners wanted championship football asap. Selling players is a crap way of showing commitent to the club and fans.
I was under the impression from comments that earlier comments from the Adver that the new owners wanted championship football asap. Selling players is a crap way of showing commitent to the club and fans. kevin tommey
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8:53pm Wed 30 Jan 13

therock4u says...

Makes you wonder if the so say new owners have pulled the plug and decided it's a no no now. Then it will be the big A for us.

Makes you wonder WTF is going on.

Will will have very fond memories of PDC, the best manager we have had at STFC, ever.

Who will be the next to go !!!!

Crawley 5 Swindon 0.
Makes you wonder if the so say new owners have pulled the plug and decided it's a no no now. Then it will be the big A for us. Makes you wonder WTF is going on. Will will have very fond memories of PDC, the best manager we have had at STFC, ever. Who will be the next to go !!!! Crawley 5 Swindon 0. therock4u
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8:53pm Wed 30 Jan 13

London Red says...

Where the f*ck are our local media?
.
What the heck is going on?
.
From takeover and financial stability with debts written off to our best player given away!
Where the f*ck are our local media? . What the heck is going on? . From takeover and financial stability with debts written off to our best player given away! London Red
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8:54pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Stfc_BristolRed says...

I think this is a perfect definition of 'sucker punched'
I think this is a perfect definition of 'sucker punched' Stfc_BristolRed
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8:56pm Wed 30 Jan 13

therock4u says...

Afcb4life

Quote:.
Oh sorry, don't you like some of your own medicine. We've taken enough sh1te from Swindle fans recently Oh how we're laughing now!!! hope you lot are enjoying loads of humble pie, don't choke please.. :) UTCIAD

I hear that your chairman is not a saint.
Afcb4life Quote:. Oh sorry, don't you like some of your own medicine. We've taken enough sh1te from Swindle fans recently Oh how we're laughing now!!! hope you lot are enjoying loads of humble pie, don't choke please.. :) UTCIAD I hear that your chairman is not a saint. therock4u
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8:56pm Wed 30 Jan 13

smirg kcab says...

London Red wrote:
Where the f*ck are our local media?
.
What the heck is going on?
.
From takeover and financial stability with debts written off to our best player given away!
Hunting down Luke McCormick
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Where the f*ck are our local media? . What the heck is going on? . From takeover and financial stability with debts written off to our best player given away![/p][/quote]Hunting down Luke McCormick smirg kcab
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8:58pm Wed 30 Jan 13

upthecherries says...

Feel sorry for you guys really. If rumours are true we offered £900, 000 in the summer like us a few years back you have been taken over by people without the funds to take you forward
Feel sorry for you guys really. If rumours are true we offered £900, 000 in the summer like us a few years back you have been taken over by people without the funds to take you forward upthecherries
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8:58pm Wed 30 Jan 13

billbst says...

Guv wrote:
Administration guys, seriously, wait until tomorrow at 2pm! Board meeting and announcement to follow! It's all downhill for us!
The only thing that seems to fit. The silence is deafening.
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: Administration guys, seriously, wait until tomorrow at 2pm! Board meeting and announcement to follow! It's all downhill for us![/p][/quote]The only thing that seems to fit. The silence is deafening. billbst
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8:59pm Wed 30 Jan 13

robstfc says...

Guv wrote:
Administration guys, seriously, wait until tomorrow at 2pm! Board meeting and announcement to follow! It's all downhill for us!
Where you getting this info from?
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: Administration guys, seriously, wait until tomorrow at 2pm! Board meeting and announcement to follow! It's all downhill for us![/p][/quote]Where you getting this info from? robstfc
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8:59pm Wed 30 Jan 13

smirg kcab says...

smirg kcab wrote:
London Red wrote:
Where the f*ck are our local media?
.
What the heck is going on?
.
From takeover and financial stability with debts written off to our best player given away!
Hunting down Luke McCormick
We got a 50 pence sell on clause that's why it was only 500k
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Where the f*ck are our local media? . What the heck is going on? . From takeover and financial stability with debts written off to our best player given away![/p][/quote]Hunting down Luke McCormick[/p][/quote]We got a 50 pence sell on clause that's why it was only 500k smirg kcab
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8:59pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Fozzystfc says...

i just can't believe what i'm even reading.You can't deny the talent of Matt Ritchie. im very dissappointed after all this waking up thinking we are getting new owners. hell i would rather have owners who dont show up and give us money then show up and dont give us money on matchdays. i can understand its money but for what where is this going to!!!! are we going to admin.....is the money going towards a replacement or extending the loans and adding loans.........swindo
n have said nothing up to agreeing the takeover not one word!!! tbh good for bournemouth they have a fantastic player who has world class crossing and can finish...........but whats the point of a takeover then sell best players.......and i fought we had interest from the middle east but no that never happened.....so much for bringing in SWP and wouldnt be suprised if Di Canio Resigned as manager as of now
i just can't believe what i'm even reading.You can't deny the talent of Matt Ritchie. im very dissappointed after all this waking up thinking we are getting new owners. hell i would rather have owners who dont show up and give us money then show up and dont give us money on matchdays. i can understand its money but for what where is this going to!!!! are we going to admin.....is the money going towards a replacement or extending the loans and adding loans.........swindo n have said nothing up to agreeing the takeover not one word!!! tbh good for bournemouth they have a fantastic player who has world class crossing and can finish...........but whats the point of a takeover then sell best players.......and i fought we had interest from the middle east but no that never happened.....so much for bringing in SWP and wouldnt be suprised if Di Canio Resigned as manager as of now Fozzystfc
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9:00pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Guv says...

no football clearance, mr black had no other option, so the deal at the present time is wait until summer, for this, the club must sell players, administration is a pretty certain unless we raise £800,000 more which is enough to keep the club running until summer so this guy can take over. As you can imagine, it's got PDC up in arms, he has said goodbye to matt and has assured him he is off. Mr Black care to be a man and make a comment as I know you are reading this right now!
no football clearance, mr black had no other option, so the deal at the present time is wait until summer, for this, the club must sell players, administration is a pretty certain unless we raise £800,000 more which is enough to keep the club running until summer so this guy can take over. As you can imagine, it's got PDC up in arms, he has said goodbye to matt and has assured him he is off. Mr Black care to be a man and make a comment as I know you are reading this right now! Guv
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9:01pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the don69 says...

Blacks just dumped us and is getting what he can,we are deep in the brown stuff!Admin would have been better!!!!!!
Blacks just dumped us and is getting what he can,we are deep in the brown stuff!Admin would have been better!!!!!! the don69
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9:02pm Wed 30 Jan 13

nosyrudeman says...

Wake up Adver and tell us whats going on. No updates since 6.30pm.
Wake up Adver and tell us whats going on. No updates since 6.30pm. nosyrudeman
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9:02pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Stfc_BristolRed says...

Administration?!? The new owners would be brave people to show their faces in Swindon, leave alone the County Ground.
Administration?!? The new owners would be brave people to show their faces in Swindon, leave alone the County Ground. Stfc_BristolRed
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9:02pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Wilesy says...

Disappointed Ritchie has gone but suggest everyone waits and sees who comes in tomorrow. Would be absolutely amazed if no-one. The fee for Ritchie seems low, but then if we bag big money for Collins, it may balance out.

I would probably be happy if we got Madine and BWP in for Ritchie and Collins, but if we get no-one in I'll be fuming.
Disappointed Ritchie has gone but suggest everyone waits and sees who comes in tomorrow. Would be absolutely amazed if no-one. The fee for Ritchie seems low, but then if we bag big money for Collins, it may balance out. I would probably be happy if we got Madine and BWP in for Ritchie and Collins, but if we get no-one in I'll be fuming. Wilesy
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9:02pm Wed 30 Jan 13

raybren says...

As a true AFC Bmouth fan may I say
sorry about the so called supporters
who have made derogatary remarks on
your site.
Of all people we should be sensitive to
your predicament,been there got the
tee shirt etc.
Best wishes to STFC,though I do fear for you.
As a true AFC Bmouth fan may I say sorry about the so called supporters who have made derogatary remarks on your site. Of all people we should be sensitive to your predicament,been there got the tee shirt etc. Best wishes to STFC,though I do fear for you. raybren
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9:03pm Wed 30 Jan 13

London Red says...

Are all the Fitton bashers happy now?
.
Even if he did sell our stars - He never gave them away!
.
Looks like his route would have been far more beneficial to us now
Are all the Fitton bashers happy now? . Even if he did sell our stars - He never gave them away! . Looks like his route would have been far more beneficial to us now London Red
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9:03pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Guv says...

News is Collins will stay but Fods is off! Wait and see tomorrow, he's currently at a club, I could tell but my source would know where it came from! The Fods deal is just short of the money needed if it goes through, it will starve of administration!
News is Collins will stay but Fods is off! Wait and see tomorrow, he's currently at a club, I could tell but my source would know where it came from! The Fods deal is just short of the money needed if it goes through, it will starve of administration! Guv
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9:04pm Wed 30 Jan 13

John Young's Grumpy says...

Not sure who all these new posters are....

Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club.

If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em!

Patience!!!
Not sure who all these new posters are.... Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club. If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em! Patience!!! John Young's Grumpy
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9:04pm Wed 30 Jan 13

therock4u says...

No training tomorrow.

So my guess is that PDC has already packed his bags.
No training tomorrow. So my guess is that PDC has already packed his bags. therock4u
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9:06pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Cookie43 says...

Afcb4life wrote:
he plays on the left he plays on the right that boy Ritchie thought Swindon were ****!!!!!!!!!!!



utciad
You really are a sad pathetic loaner
Little keyboard warrior
Bet your w.nking in front of a pic of Ritchie as u type
[quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: he plays on the left he plays on the right that boy Ritchie thought Swindon were ****!!!!!!!!!!! utciad[/p][/quote]You really are a sad pathetic loaner Little keyboard warrior Bet your w.nking in front of a pic of Ritchie as u type Cookie43
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9:06pm Wed 30 Jan 13

grove red says...

Where's Sam bonehead and rabbit warren your suppose to be news reporters.
Where's Sam bonehead and rabbit warren your suppose to be news reporters. grove red
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9:07pm Wed 30 Jan 13

ScottLeitch says...

Nice sideways move matt... shows it really is all about the money
Nice sideways move matt... shows it really is all about the money ScottLeitch
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9:07pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Med Red says...

SWP brought in to negotiate a successful sale of the club... you couldn't negotiate your way out of a wet paper bag.... hang your head in shame.
SWP brought in to negotiate a successful sale of the club... you couldn't negotiate your way out of a wet paper bag.... hang your head in shame. Med Red
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9:08pm Wed 30 Jan 13

London Red says...

If we need £800k more - then why not sell Matt for his true value!
.
If he went for £1.5m we would have enough and this wouldn't seem so bad
.
I don't get the fire sale mentality - it does nothing as it means we are likely to lose 3 or 4 players for the true value of one
If we need £800k more - then why not sell Matt for his true value! . If he went for £1.5m we would have enough and this wouldn't seem so bad . I don't get the fire sale mentality - it does nothing as it means we are likely to lose 3 or 4 players for the true value of one London Red
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9:08pm Wed 30 Jan 13

billbst says...

Guv wrote:
no football clearance, mr black had no other option, so the deal at the present time is wait until summer, for this, the club must sell players, administration is a pretty certain unless we raise £800,000 more which is enough to keep the club running until summer so this guy can take over. As you can imagine, it's got PDC up in arms, he has said goodbye to matt and has assured him he is off. Mr Black care to be a man and make a comment as I know you are reading this right now!
This is straight from Matt?
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: no football clearance, mr black had no other option, so the deal at the present time is wait until summer, for this, the club must sell players, administration is a pretty certain unless we raise £800,000 more which is enough to keep the club running until summer so this guy can take over. As you can imagine, it's got PDC up in arms, he has said goodbye to matt and has assured him he is off. Mr Black care to be a man and make a comment as I know you are reading this right now![/p][/quote]This is straight from Matt? billbst
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9:09pm Wed 30 Jan 13

John Young's Grumpy says...

Come on Guv, who are you and how you getting all this info?? If you want me to give credit to your gen then step up!!
Come on Guv, who are you and how you getting all this info?? If you want me to give credit to your gen then step up!! John Young's Grumpy
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9:09pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Guv says...

Look guys wait and see, PDC is leaving not sure if it will come out in the morning or next week as his agent is still in discussion at Villa, Fods going (if passes medical and agrees terms) Championship team all I am saying, but Matt is pretty sure he could be lured to Villa, makes sense, Richie off and maybe Collins although that deal has hit a snag.
Look guys wait and see, PDC is leaving not sure if it will come out in the morning or next week as his agent is still in discussion at Villa, Fods going (if passes medical and agrees terms) Championship team all I am saying, but Matt is pretty sure he could be lured to Villa, makes sense, Richie off and maybe Collins although that deal has hit a snag. Guv
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9:11pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Nigel, Denver CO says...

I hope I wake up in a minute
I hope I wake up in a minute Nigel, Denver CO
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9:11pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Exiled Red says...

raybren wrote:
As a true AFC Bmouth fan may I say
sorry about the so called supporters
who have made derogatary remarks on
your site.
Of all people we should be sensitive to
your predicament,been there got the
tee shirt etc.
Best wishes to STFC,though I do fear for you.
I echo these comments - we have been in your position so often in the past


Good luck whatever the future may hold
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: As a true AFC Bmouth fan may I say sorry about the so called supporters who have made derogatary remarks on your site. Of all people we should be sensitive to your predicament,been there got the tee shirt etc. Best wishes to STFC,though I do fear for you.[/p][/quote]I echo these comments - we have been in your position so often in the past Good luck whatever the future may hold Exiled Red
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9:11pm Wed 30 Jan 13

midland red says...

The BBC are reporting Richie has gone for £400K. WTF is going on??
If the rumors above are true about other players and PDC going we'll be lucky to stave off relegation!!

Who are these new owners and what are they doing to our club?

Was the deal that Black and Co. would sell at a knockdown price if our best players are sold so they can re-coup some of what the have invested??

I'm not usually one for overreacting but God help us!!
The BBC are reporting Richie has gone for £400K. WTF is going on?? If the rumors above are true about other players and PDC going we'll be lucky to stave off relegation!! Who are these new owners and what are they doing to our club? Was the deal that Black and Co. would sell at a knockdown price if our best players are sold so they can re-coup some of what the have invested?? I'm not usually one for overreacting but God help us!! midland red
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9:12pm Wed 30 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Guv wrote:
no football clearance, mr black had no other option, so the deal at the present time is wait until summer, for this, the club must sell players, administration is a pretty certain unless we raise £800,000 more which is enough to keep the club running until summer so this guy can take over. As you can imagine, it's got PDC up in arms, he has said goodbye to matt and has assured him he is off. Mr Black care to be a man and make a comment as I know you are reading this right now!
Are you saying no clearance for the new owners?....therefore no new owners?
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: no football clearance, mr black had no other option, so the deal at the present time is wait until summer, for this, the club must sell players, administration is a pretty certain unless we raise £800,000 more which is enough to keep the club running until summer so this guy can take over. As you can imagine, it's got PDC up in arms, he has said goodbye to matt and has assured him he is off. Mr Black care to be a man and make a comment as I know you are reading this right now![/p][/quote]Are you saying no clearance for the new owners?....therefore no new owners? SAPFanSTFC
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9:13pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Davidsyrett says...

Sam has just tweeted to say he did not think the new owners were responsible for the sale of Ritchie, Sounds like it must be down to AB. Doesn't sound like they have pulled out neither, interesting 24hrs ahead.
Sam has just tweeted to say he did not think the new owners were responsible for the sale of Ritchie, Sounds like it must be down to AB. Doesn't sound like they have pulled out neither, interesting 24hrs ahead. Davidsyrett
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9:13pm Wed 30 Jan 13

London Red says...

If Fodderingham goes for £750k then that is a total joke and about a tenth of his true value
.
I take everything I said about Black if this turns out to be true!
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We are ahead of our income forecast and under our wage budget - so planned investment should be lower - yet he appears to have screwed us over by changing his mind
If Fodderingham goes for £750k then that is a total joke and about a tenth of his true value . I take everything I said about Black if this turns out to be true! . We are ahead of our income forecast and under our wage budget - so planned investment should be lower - yet he appears to have screwed us over by changing his mind London Red
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9:14pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the don69 says...

Guv wrote:
Look guys wait and see, PDC is leaving not sure if it will come out in the morning or next week as his agent is still in discussion at Villa, Fods going (if passes medical and agrees terms) Championship team all I am saying, but Matt is pretty sure he could be lured to Villa, makes sense, Richie off and maybe Collins although that deal has hit a snag.
It's all very painful Guv!Fcuking sad to see your team go down the toilet all in one day,back to the bad old days again!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: Look guys wait and see, PDC is leaving not sure if it will come out in the morning or next week as his agent is still in discussion at Villa, Fods going (if passes medical and agrees terms) Championship team all I am saying, but Matt is pretty sure he could be lured to Villa, makes sense, Richie off and maybe Collins although that deal has hit a snag.[/p][/quote]It's all very painful Guv!Fcuking sad to see your team go down the toilet all in one day,back to the bad old days again!!!!!!!! the don69
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9:16pm Wed 30 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Exiled Red wrote:
raybren wrote:
As a true AFC Bmouth fan may I say
sorry about the so called supporters
who have made derogatary remarks on
your site.
Of all people we should be sensitive to
your predicament,been there got the
tee shirt etc.
Best wishes to STFC,though I do fear for you.
I echo these comments - we have been in your position so often in the past


Good luck whatever the future may hold
Thank you folks....we sincerely believed that Mr Black was secure in his own status hence we were in turn also ok - sadly he's lost a great deal of his own fortune and it would seem he is now down to paper money which is no good in so far as we're concerned.
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Very sad day unless there are some nice surprises in store!
[quote][p][bold]Exiled Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: As a true AFC Bmouth fan may I say sorry about the so called supporters who have made derogatary remarks on your site. Of all people we should be sensitive to your predicament,been there got the tee shirt etc. Best wishes to STFC,though I do fear for you.[/p][/quote]I echo these comments - we have been in your position so often in the past Good luck whatever the future may hold[/p][/quote]Thank you folks....we sincerely believed that Mr Black was secure in his own status hence we were in turn also ok - sadly he's lost a great deal of his own fortune and it would seem he is now down to paper money which is no good in so far as we're concerned. ---- Very sad day unless there are some nice surprises in store! SAPFanSTFC
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9:16pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Afcbpete says...

John Young's Grumpy wrote:
Not sure who all these new posters are....

Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club.

If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em!

Patience!!!
We've had months of your fans coming onto our local rag and giving us grief, so excuse the mirth. Maybe some of your supporters won't be so quick to give a load of grief to others, because as in this case, it can come back to kick you in the butt. We're very aware this can all go t1ts up for us, and I for one am not being smug, just enjoying the ride. On a serious note, we are only too aware of what your going through, we've had many years of it in the past. I'd actually like to see BOTH teams get promoted, we usually have good games between us. Many of us are not aware of Ritchie's talent, so will look forward to seeing how he fits in. Hope you get better news tomorrow... UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: Not sure who all these new posters are.... Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club. If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em! Patience!!![/p][/quote]We've had months of your fans coming onto our local rag and giving us grief, so excuse the mirth. Maybe some of your supporters won't be so quick to give a load of grief to others, because as in this case, it can come back to kick you in the butt. We're very aware this can all go t1ts up for us, and I for one am not being smug, just enjoying the ride. On a serious note, we are only too aware of what your going through, we've had many years of it in the past. I'd actually like to see BOTH teams get promoted, we usually have good games between us. Many of us are not aware of Ritchie's talent, so will look forward to seeing how he fits in. Hope you get better news tomorrow... UTCIAD Afcbpete
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9:16pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Davidsyrett says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Guv wrote:
no football clearance, mr black had no other option, so the deal at the present time is wait until summer, for this, the club must sell players, administration is a pretty certain unless we raise £800,000 more which is enough to keep the club running until summer so this guy can take over. As you can imagine, it's got PDC up in arms, he has said goodbye to matt and has assured him he is off. Mr Black care to be a man and make a comment as I know you are reading this right now!
Are you saying no clearance for the new owners?....therefore no new owners?
He's guessing, the FA don't work past 4.30pm,
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: no football clearance, mr black had no other option, so the deal at the present time is wait until summer, for this, the club must sell players, administration is a pretty certain unless we raise £800,000 more which is enough to keep the club running until summer so this guy can take over. As you can imagine, it's got PDC up in arms, he has said goodbye to matt and has assured him he is off. Mr Black care to be a man and make a comment as I know you are reading this right now![/p][/quote]Are you saying no clearance for the new owners?....therefore no new owners?[/p][/quote]He's guessing, the FA don't work past 4.30pm, Davidsyrett
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9:16pm Wed 30 Jan 13

spectacles testicals wallet watch says...

Well the Echo seeem to think its all done & dusted and still have reporters working! Where are the Adver staff?
If what is said is true and we need 1.5mil to last the season why have we reduced what we were initially offered, 600K reduced to £500K thats not buisness sense. So fingers crossed this is just pure speculation and no offer has been accepted, this would fit in with the new owners comment of they dont want him sold.
If they have sold him they need a bloody good reason otherwise they have lost all fringe based fans and the regular pay on the day fans.
As negative as it is if this is the case i dont want to give this new consortium a frigging penny.
On a lighter note i am sure my alarm is due to go off shortly and this will all be a dream, (however i fear not)
Well the Echo seeem to think its all done & dusted and still have reporters working! Where are the Adver staff? If what is said is true and we need 1.5mil to last the season why have we reduced what we were initially offered, 600K reduced to £500K thats not buisness sense. So fingers crossed this is just pure speculation and no offer has been accepted, this would fit in with the new owners comment of they dont want him sold. If they have sold him they need a bloody good reason otherwise they have lost all fringe based fans and the regular pay on the day fans. As negative as it is if this is the case i dont want to give this new consortium a frigging penny. On a lighter note i am sure my alarm is due to go off shortly and this will all be a dream, (however i fear not) spectacles testicals wallet watch
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9:16pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Eastleighrobin says...

Lets not panic. We all know Swindon players through work contacts and I have been told 2 different things direct from them. Like us they are guessing - lets wait and see.
Lets not panic. We all know Swindon players through work contacts and I have been told 2 different things direct from them. Like us they are guessing - lets wait and see. Eastleighrobin
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9:16pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Guv says...

Matt went for less than £400 guys, you wait, it's undiscoled and is just just over £350,000

I have heard PDC will be making an announcement in the morning too. I wish I could say some more, maybe I will be able to soon, this evening.
Matt went for less than £400 guys, you wait, it's undiscoled and is just just over £350,000 I have heard PDC will be making an announcement in the morning too. I wish I could say some more, maybe I will be able to soon, this evening. Guv
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9:17pm Wed 30 Jan 13

MB1980 says...

Cookie43 wrote:
Afcb4life wrote:
he plays on the left he plays on the right that boy Ritchie thought Swindon were ****!!!!!!!!!!!



utciad
You really are a sad pathetic loaner
Little keyboard warrior
Bet your w.nking in front of a pic of Ritchie as u type
I certainly am. He looks gorgeous in those red and black stripes!

Good night darling, don't cry to hard x x
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: he plays on the left he plays on the right that boy Ritchie thought Swindon were ****!!!!!!!!!!! utciad[/p][/quote]You really are a sad pathetic loaner Little keyboard warrior Bet your w.nking in front of a pic of Ritchie as u type[/p][/quote]I certainly am. He looks gorgeous in those red and black stripes! Good night darling, don't cry to hard x x MB1980
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9:17pm Wed 30 Jan 13

ScottLeitch says...

400k is a joke. As is our club once again.
400k is a joke. As is our club once again. ScottLeitch
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9:20pm Wed 30 Jan 13

dave bamber`s caravan says...

Guv wrote:
Matt went for less than £400 guys, you wait, it's undiscoled and is just just over £350,000

I have heard PDC will be making an announcement in the morning too. I wish I could say some more, maybe I will be able to soon, this evening.
What a tool !!
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: Matt went for less than £400 guys, you wait, it's undiscoled and is just just over £350,000 I have heard PDC will be making an announcement in the morning too. I wish I could say some more, maybe I will be able to soon, this evening.[/p][/quote]What a tool !! dave bamber`s caravan
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9:20pm Wed 30 Jan 13

London Red says...

It's not rumours - Ritchie sale is on our official site
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I now think all others are going to be true so buy Wes and PdC for sure
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Least now all the Bodin fans can be happy - as we won't be getting anyone else in
It's not rumours - Ritchie sale is on our official site . I now think all others are going to be true so buy Wes and PdC for sure . Least now all the Bodin fans can be happy - as we won't be getting anyone else in London Red
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9:22pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Afcb4life says...

Cookie43 wrote:
Afcb4life wrote:
he plays on the left he plays on the right that boy Ritchie thought Swindon were ****!!!!!!!!!!!



utciad
You really are a sad pathetic loaner
Little keyboard warrior
Bet your w.nking in front of a pic of Ritchie as u type
we dont even need richie we got the best winger in the league pugh now we got 2 haha u mug ur get done by oxford next year
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: he plays on the left he plays on the right that boy Ritchie thought Swindon were ****!!!!!!!!!!! utciad[/p][/quote]You really are a sad pathetic loaner Little keyboard warrior Bet your w.nking in front of a pic of Ritchie as u type[/p][/quote]we dont even need richie we got the best winger in the league pugh now we got 2 haha u mug ur get done by oxford next year Afcb4life
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9:22pm Wed 30 Jan 13

your having a laugh111 says...

Exiled Red wrote:
raybren wrote:
As a true AFC Bmouth fan may I say
sorry about the so called supporters
who have made derogatary remarks on
your site.
Of all people we should be sensitive to
your predicament,been there got the
tee shirt etc.
Best wishes to STFC,though I do fear for you.
I echo these comments - we have been in your position so often in the past


Good luck whatever the future may hold
Are you taking the p, were they sensitive to us no they laughed at us when they thought they were keeping Ritchie, however he has now moved to a better more ambitious club, rip swindle let's hope it happens quick
[quote][p][bold]Exiled Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: As a true AFC Bmouth fan may I say sorry about the so called supporters who have made derogatary remarks on your site. Of all people we should be sensitive to your predicament,been there got the tee shirt etc. Best wishes to STFC,though I do fear for you.[/p][/quote]I echo these comments - we have been in your position so often in the past Good luck whatever the future may hold[/p][/quote]Are you taking the p, were they sensitive to us no they laughed at us when they thought they were keeping Ritchie, however he has now moved to a better more ambitious club, rip swindle let's hope it happens quick your having a laugh111
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9:23pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Med Red says...

The sale of Ritchie defies all logic. In fact it seems vindictive in nature. The club destroyed and back to where it was before the current owners Black, Fitton, Arbib and Wray took over.

Who will want to buy the club now? With 10 points deducted, manager gone and best players sold..... it's gonna be a relegation battle now.
The sale of Ritchie defies all logic. In fact it seems vindictive in nature. The club destroyed and back to where it was before the current owners Black, Fitton, Arbib and Wray took over. Who will want to buy the club now? With 10 points deducted, manager gone and best players sold..... it's gonna be a relegation battle now. Med Red
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9:24pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Afcb4life says...

ur a joke of a club crap fans crap team oh and


Paolo is off, and you've got no dosh
ur a joke of a club crap fans crap team oh and Paolo is off, and you've got no dosh Afcb4life
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9:24pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Okus Road says...

Birthday today, thought it was good with news of new owners. This is one I won't want to remember just worried how much worse it can get
Birthday today, thought it was good with news of new owners. This is one I won't want to remember just worried how much worse it can get Okus Road
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9:25pm Wed 30 Jan 13

stigger says...

this is so NOT how i thought today was going to pan out!! Think we all know the direction this is going, hope to hell i'm wrong, but PDC gone, Fods gone not looking great. If we stay out of admin, then we will still be in L1 and hopefully we can get a fresh start under whoever will be new owners. I for one cant see how new owners would be coming in and selling prized assets straightaway so something is rotten in the state of denmark!!
this is so NOT how i thought today was going to pan out!! Think we all know the direction this is going, hope to hell i'm wrong, but PDC gone, Fods gone not looking great. If we stay out of admin, then we will still be in L1 and hopefully we can get a fresh start under whoever will be new owners. I for one cant see how new owners would be coming in and selling prized assets straightaway so something is rotten in the state of denmark!! stigger
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9:26pm Wed 30 Jan 13

RamsburyRed says...

Can't be the new owners - if there are any - orchestrating the sales, they simply haven't had time.
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I think some of our (PDC fuelled) views on Ritchie's worth are OTT. Personally I do not consider him worth as much as Cox, but £400k is too cheap. But this is what happens when you need cash - and make no mistake, the club needs cash. The past 12 months have been very sapping, hence the sudden change of direction.
*
LR says £750k is a 'tenth of Fodders value'. Nonsense. That's quite a decent fee. No way is he worth more than £1m.
*
I just hope the sales are not too hasty to get the add-ons and sell-ons in. In time, these deals might not look so bad.
Can't be the new owners - if there are any - orchestrating the sales, they simply haven't had time. * I think some of our (PDC fuelled) views on Ritchie's worth are OTT. Personally I do not consider him worth as much as Cox, but £400k is too cheap. But this is what happens when you need cash - and make no mistake, the club needs cash. The past 12 months have been very sapping, hence the sudden change of direction. * LR says £750k is a 'tenth of Fodders value'. Nonsense. That's quite a decent fee. No way is he worth more than £1m. * I just hope the sales are not too hasty to get the add-ons and sell-ons in. In time, these deals might not look so bad. RamsburyRed
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9:27pm Wed 30 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Guv wrote:
no football clearance, mr black had no other option, so the deal at the present time is wait until summer, for this, the club must sell players, administration is a pretty certain unless we raise £800,000 more which is enough to keep the club running until summer so this guy can take over. As you can imagine, it's got PDC up in arms, he has said goodbye to matt and has assured him he is off. Mr Black care to be a man and make a comment as I know you are reading this right now!
Are you saying no clearance for the new owners?....therefore no new owners?
He's guessing, the FA don't work past 4.30pm,
....that late!?...what after foi gras and oysters with a port and cheese 5th course!?
:-)
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Will be an interesting day tomorrow but I really struggle to see why Ritchie would make such a side step as against going up a league....unless no one wanted him any more.....his more recent form hasn't been the best of his STFC career so may have put a few off.
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I am all a bit confused with the sale of the club going through against the sale of Ritchie....if we lose any more then the heart could be ripped out of the team - Ward only signed because he liked the training methods!..all very strange.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: no football clearance, mr black had no other option, so the deal at the present time is wait until summer, for this, the club must sell players, administration is a pretty certain unless we raise £800,000 more which is enough to keep the club running until summer so this guy can take over. As you can imagine, it's got PDC up in arms, he has said goodbye to matt and has assured him he is off. Mr Black care to be a man and make a comment as I know you are reading this right now![/p][/quote]Are you saying no clearance for the new owners?....therefore no new owners?[/p][/quote]He's guessing, the FA don't work past 4.30pm,[/p][/quote]....that late!?...what after foi gras and oysters with a port and cheese 5th course!? :-) ---- Will be an interesting day tomorrow but I really struggle to see why Ritchie would make such a side step as against going up a league....unless no one wanted him any more.....his more recent form hasn't been the best of his STFC career so may have put a few off. ---- I am all a bit confused with the sale of the club going through against the sale of Ritchie....if we lose any more then the heart could be ripped out of the team - Ward only signed because he liked the training methods!..all very strange. SAPFanSTFC
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9:28pm Wed 30 Jan 13

1STFC! says...

Announcement expected in the morning- government going to give all who support STFC free anti depressants for life!
Announcement expected in the morning- government going to give all who support STFC free anti depressants for life! 1STFC!
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9:28pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Cookie43 says...

Afcb4life wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
Afcb4life wrote:
he plays on the left he plays on the right that boy Ritchie thought Swindon were ****!!!!!!!!!!!



utciad
You really are a sad pathetic loaner
Little keyboard warrior
Bet your w.nking in front of a pic of Ritchie as u type
we dont even need richie we got the best winger in the league pugh now we got 2 haha u mug ur get done by oxford next year
Ha ha even your own fans think your a pr.ck. ha ha ha ha what a sad act
go away little boy your mummy is calling you its bed time. you got a lot of w.nking to do.
you must be a sad lonely little boy for even your own fans to come on here and say what a mindless d.ckhead you are
ha ha ha ha sad act!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: he plays on the left he plays on the right that boy Ritchie thought Swindon were ****!!!!!!!!!!! utciad[/p][/quote]You really are a sad pathetic loaner Little keyboard warrior Bet your w.nking in front of a pic of Ritchie as u type[/p][/quote]we dont even need richie we got the best winger in the league pugh now we got 2 haha u mug ur get done by oxford next year[/p][/quote]Ha ha even your own fans think your a pr.ck. ha ha ha ha what a sad act go away little boy your mummy is calling you its bed time. you got a lot of w.nking to do. you must be a sad lonely little boy for even your own fans to come on here and say what a mindless d.ckhead you are ha ha ha ha sad act!!!!!! Cookie43
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9:28pm Wed 30 Jan 13

King Red says...

Always wanted to stick by my club, but i feel that i've been taken for a ride! First game v Watford April 1979. Last game V Shrewsbury 2013. It will be my last unless i'm satisfied with the outcome tomorrow. It's either bigger and better things to come or sale Ritchie to save the club, but not a wholesale for pennies....... We get screwed by the taxman, the banks and the government but surely not your football club....
Always wanted to stick by my club, but i feel that i've been taken for a ride! First game v Watford April 1979. Last game V Shrewsbury 2013. It will be my last unless i'm satisfied with the outcome tomorrow. It's either bigger and better things to come or sale Ritchie to save the club, but not a wholesale for pennies....... We get screwed by the taxman, the banks and the government but surely not your football club.... King Red
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9:28pm Wed 30 Jan 13

spectacles testicals wallet watch says...

your having a laugh111 wrote:
Exiled Red wrote:
raybren wrote:
As a true AFC Bmouth fan may I say
sorry about the so called supporters
who have made derogatary remarks on
your site.
Of all people we should be sensitive to
your predicament,been there got the
tee shirt etc.
Best wishes to STFC,though I do fear for you.
I echo these comments - we have been in your position so often in the past


Good luck whatever the future may hold
Are you taking the p, were they sensitive to us no they laughed at us when they thought they were keeping Ritchie, however he has now moved to a better more ambitious club, rip swindle let's hope it happens quick
You are a complete plum!!
I am certain that true fans dont want to witness the demise of another club to the point where other clubs know the predicament and offer derisory sums for players who they know are worth much much more.
Again you are an idiot and i hope the world falls out from your ar5e ****!
[quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Exiled Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: As a true AFC Bmouth fan may I say sorry about the so called supporters who have made derogatary remarks on your site. Of all people we should be sensitive to your predicament,been there got the tee shirt etc. Best wishes to STFC,though I do fear for you.[/p][/quote]I echo these comments - we have been in your position so often in the past Good luck whatever the future may hold[/p][/quote]Are you taking the p, were they sensitive to us no they laughed at us when they thought they were keeping Ritchie, however he has now moved to a better more ambitious club, rip swindle let's hope it happens quick[/p][/quote]You are a complete plum!! I am certain that true fans dont want to witness the demise of another club to the point where other clubs know the predicament and offer derisory sums for players who they know are worth much much more. Again you are an idiot and i hope the world falls out from your ar5e ****! spectacles testicals wallet watch
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9:29pm Wed 30 Jan 13

stokes_stfc says...

well, what great news to cheer me up after a 12 hour shift at work... Ritchie sold for a fraction of his value. All of the hard work that has gone into putting us where we are in the league could be undone over the course of tonight and tomorrow if the rumours about further player sales are true... so we have lost ritchie - we can cope with the loss of 1 of our stars, but if more follow we will have to settle for a season of consolidation. surely if a takeover is agreed the club have a capacity to reject further joke offers... we certainly cannot afford to lose wes
well, what great news to cheer me up after a 12 hour shift at work... Ritchie sold for a fraction of his value. All of the hard work that has gone into putting us where we are in the league could be undone over the course of tonight and tomorrow if the rumours about further player sales are true... so we have lost ritchie - we can cope with the loss of 1 of our stars, but if more follow we will have to settle for a season of consolidation. surely if a takeover is agreed the club have a capacity to reject further joke offers... we certainly cannot afford to lose wes stokes_stfc
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9:29pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the don69 says...

Med Red wrote:
The sale of Ritchie defies all logic. In fact it seems vindictive in nature. The club destroyed and back to where it was before the current owners Black, Fitton, Arbib and Wray took over.

Who will want to buy the club now? With 10 points deducted, manager gone and best players sold..... it's gonna be a relegation battle now.
Black must have been really desperate to dump us,it sounds like a fire sale,we know how the Pompey fans feel now I'm gutted,p1ssed off and very fcuking angry!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: The sale of Ritchie defies all logic. In fact it seems vindictive in nature. The club destroyed and back to where it was before the current owners Black, Fitton, Arbib and Wray took over. Who will want to buy the club now? With 10 points deducted, manager gone and best players sold..... it's gonna be a relegation battle now.[/p][/quote]Black must have been really desperate to dump us,it sounds like a fire sale,we know how the Pompey fans feel now I'm gutted,p1ssed off and very fcuking angry!!!!!!!!!!!!! the don69
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9:30pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Stilloyal says...

Guv wrote:
Look guys wait and see, PDC is leaving not sure if it will come out in the morning or next week as his agent is still in discussion at Villa, Fods going (if passes medical and agrees terms) Championship team all I am saying, but Matt is pretty sure he could be lured to Villa, makes sense, Richie off and maybe Collins although that deal has hit a snag.
Yeah you're a Swindon supporter are you ? don't think so.
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: Look guys wait and see, PDC is leaving not sure if it will come out in the morning or next week as his agent is still in discussion at Villa, Fods going (if passes medical and agrees terms) Championship team all I am saying, but Matt is pretty sure he could be lured to Villa, makes sense, Richie off and maybe Collins although that deal has hit a snag.[/p][/quote]Yeah you're a Swindon supporter are you ? don't think so. Stilloyal
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9:30pm Wed 30 Jan 13

grove red says...

So I think the sale has fallen through and the club are looking at other options hense the sale of Ritchie plus maybe more to keep the club afloat until another owner comes in.
So I think the sale has fallen through and the club are looking at other options hense the sale of Ritchie plus maybe more to keep the club afloat until another owner comes in. grove red
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9:31pm Wed 30 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Sadly my initial fears as posted when SWP came in are turning out to be not bad enough.....I thought we'd get dodgy rich foreign owners who didn't give a sh1t.....not it seems that even the new owners may not!?
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Black must be in all sorts of personal trouble financially to be going through all of this.....I'm going to get a drink and watch a bit of rubbish on telly!
.
Good Night all and errmmm 'Sweet (?) Dreams!?'......as for the retarded Pox fans pretending to be AFCB fans well they need to get a life if this is all they can be cheerful about....very sad pathetic existences eh!?
Sadly my initial fears as posted when SWP came in are turning out to be not bad enough.....I thought we'd get dodgy rich foreign owners who didn't give a sh1t.....not it seems that even the new owners may not!? ---- Black must be in all sorts of personal trouble financially to be going through all of this.....I'm going to get a drink and watch a bit of rubbish on telly! . Good Night all and errmmm 'Sweet (?) Dreams!?'......as for the retarded Pox fans pretending to be AFCB fans well they need to get a life if this is all they can be cheerful about....very sad pathetic existences eh!? SAPFanSTFC
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9:31pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Guv says...

dave bamber`s caravan wrote:
Guv wrote:
Matt went for less than £400 guys, you wait, it's undiscoled and is just just over £350,000

I have heard PDC will be making an announcement in the morning too. I wish I could say some more, maybe I will be able to soon, this evening.
What a tool !!
We will see :)

I was one of the few (true fans) who supported PDC at the beginning when everyone was on his back after a poor run last year, I have always told you how it was and how things are, I am telling you, the club is now in a bad bad way, everyone can surely see this, £400,000 (reported) for Matt Richie, come on, it's not even 50% off his value. I have never been accused of BS before, I have infact told you first hand about Martin (a day before the advertiser even made a comment). The truth is this board haven't been honest with us. The Mail and the BBC are infact correct, we have debts, not just share holders! We should as fans learn to not trust our board, Anyway, as I am not appreciated, i'll bid you goodnight, Ill wait to the posts tomorrow and read through your comments
[quote][p][bold]dave bamber`s caravan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: Matt went for less than £400 guys, you wait, it's undiscoled and is just just over £350,000 I have heard PDC will be making an announcement in the morning too. I wish I could say some more, maybe I will be able to soon, this evening.[/p][/quote]What a tool !![/p][/quote]We will see :) I was one of the few (true fans) who supported PDC at the beginning when everyone was on his back after a poor run last year, I have always told you how it was and how things are, I am telling you, the club is now in a bad bad way, everyone can surely see this, £400,000 (reported) for Matt Richie, come on, it's not even 50% off his value. I have never been accused of BS before, I have infact told you first hand about Martin (a day before the advertiser even made a comment). The truth is this board haven't been honest with us. The Mail and the BBC are infact correct, we have debts, not just share holders! We should as fans learn to not trust our board, Anyway, as I am not appreciated, i'll bid you goodnight, Ill wait to the posts tomorrow and read through your comments Guv
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9:32pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Arkells Boy says...

Worrying times for sure.
So who sold him?
The new or old regime?
Who is next, and will the gaffer leave too?
So many questions unanswered, must admit to wanting to rip up my season ticket in disgust.
So is this it guys, is the dream over?
Worrying times for sure. So who sold him? The new or old regime? Who is next, and will the gaffer leave too? So many questions unanswered, must admit to wanting to rip up my season ticket in disgust. So is this it guys, is the dream over? Arkells Boy
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9:32pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Stratton Red says...

Just for a moment you dared to believe...
*
Oh well, at least I saw paolo's last game in charge...
Just for a moment you dared to believe... * Oh well, at least I saw paolo's last game in charge... Stratton Red
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9:33pm Wed 30 Jan 13

mancrobin says...

Guv wrote:
Matt went for less than £400 guys, you wait, it's undiscoled and is just just over £350,000

I have heard PDC will be making an announcement in the morning too. I wish I could say some more, maybe I will be able to soon, this evening.
Funny we've not heard from you before Guv, so come on give us. A clue who you are.

Presumably with a name like 'Guv' you must think you're the boss. So:
Do you wear a big stupid hat?
Do you have an Italian accent?
Have you just received a cheque for £9m?
Do you wear a special band around your arm on most Saturday's
Are you an unpaid volunteer at the local school?
Did you used to follow West Ham in an energetic fashion?
Are you the Daddy of all wind ups?
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: Matt went for less than £400 guys, you wait, it's undiscoled and is just just over £350,000 I have heard PDC will be making an announcement in the morning too. I wish I could say some more, maybe I will be able to soon, this evening.[/p][/quote]Funny we've not heard from you before Guv, so come on give us. A clue who you are. Presumably with a name like 'Guv' you must think you're the boss. So: Do you wear a big stupid hat? Do you have an Italian accent? Have you just received a cheque for £9m? Do you wear a special band around your arm on most Saturday's Are you an unpaid volunteer at the local school? Did you used to follow West Ham in an energetic fashion? Are you the Daddy of all wind ups? mancrobin
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9:34pm Wed 30 Jan 13

RedRich says...

This should not be happening, re this take over, we are completely in the dark, one moment we are flying & now all this s**t.

This story is massive, why so liitle news from the board? Sam what is ahppening? easier to find out news from other sources who say we are back to the dark days. Championship one minute, STFC asset stripping the next.

How come B'muff can steal Ritchie for 500k when we value him anything up to 2m? bearing in mind that the 500k will probably be in instalments.

Rumours of Bradley W-P & Nadine signing, these guys are on big wages & I'd be very surprised if the wanted to come to us. Has'nt Nadine got a court case pending & BWP had problems to.
This should not be happening, re this take over, we are completely in the dark, one moment we are flying & now all this s**t. This story is massive, why so liitle news from the board? Sam what is ahppening? easier to find out news from other sources who say we are back to the dark days. Championship one minute, STFC asset stripping the next. How come B'muff can steal Ritchie for 500k when we value him anything up to 2m? bearing in mind that the 500k will probably be in instalments. Rumours of Bradley W-P & Nadine signing, these guys are on big wages & I'd be very surprised if the wanted to come to us. Has'nt Nadine got a court case pending & BWP had problems to. RedRich
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9:34pm Wed 30 Jan 13

dave gar says...

London Red wrote:
Super Reds - having the debt written off doesn't say anything about the wealth of our new majority owners (Black and Co still are involved)
.
What it tells us is they don't want to spend money on paying off old debt but spend it on the future - be it players or redevelopment
.
Also the quicker they can get the shareholder equity positive the quicker they could start generating returns via dividends - which is where the write off comes in as it will practically write out our negative equity which means promotion could lead to profit which could lead to dividends being paid to Black and Co
.
Agree with Wizard - these guys need adding to the hall of fame - or at least have bars or suites named after them in the redeveloped ground
.
Jock - I was saying Martin would be 3rd of 4th choice as BWP would start with either Collins or Madine
.
Lets not forget that it was lucky we have a Premiership quality keeper to make sure we got a point in a game we should have won easily - with Williams the main culprit missing 5 good chances
.
Missing 5 is way way too many and it wasn't a one off - we have seen these chances wasted all year
.
If we are to go up we need these put away so when the others are not firing like they have against the likes of Tranmere etc we pick up wins
.
Cassidy would still be my first choice but as that is not realistic I would be absolutely delighted to see BWP in the team on sat and will be even happier when he has scored!
garbage they knew what they were taking on ,, did pdc agree to this transfer ,,if not why do? it are we getting some money to spend ? hall of fame are you nuts ,,tell me in 2 years in time if this lot bankrupt us ,,black wanted out ,,,and the sale is on ,madness ,i fear the worst unless pdc has got dosh in the morning ,,the old lot are cashing in on there losse s
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Super Reds - having the debt written off doesn't say anything about the wealth of our new majority owners (Black and Co still are involved) . What it tells us is they don't want to spend money on paying off old debt but spend it on the future - be it players or redevelopment . Also the quicker they can get the shareholder equity positive the quicker they could start generating returns via dividends - which is where the write off comes in as it will practically write out our negative equity which means promotion could lead to profit which could lead to dividends being paid to Black and Co . Agree with Wizard - these guys need adding to the hall of fame - or at least have bars or suites named after them in the redeveloped ground . Jock - I was saying Martin would be 3rd of 4th choice as BWP would start with either Collins or Madine . Lets not forget that it was lucky we have a Premiership quality keeper to make sure we got a point in a game we should have won easily - with Williams the main culprit missing 5 good chances . Missing 5 is way way too many and it wasn't a one off - we have seen these chances wasted all year . If we are to go up we need these put away so when the others are not firing like they have against the likes of Tranmere etc we pick up wins . Cassidy would still be my first choice but as that is not realistic I would be absolutely delighted to see BWP in the team on sat and will be even happier when he has scored![/p][/quote]garbage they knew what they were taking on ,, did pdc agree to this transfer ,,if not why do? it are we getting some money to spend ? hall of fame are you nuts ,,tell me in 2 years in time if this lot bankrupt us ,,black wanted out ,,,and the sale is on ,madness ,i fear the worst unless pdc has got dosh in the morning ,,the old lot are cashing in on there losse s dave gar
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9:34pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Exiled Red wrote:
raybren wrote:
As a true AFC Bmouth fan may I say
sorry about the so called supporters
who have made derogatary remarks on
your site.
Of all people we should be sensitive to
your predicament,been there got the
tee shirt etc.
Best wishes to STFC,though I do fear for you.
I echo these comments - we have been in your position so often in the past


Good luck whatever the future may hold
Thank you folks....we sincerely believed that Mr Black was secure in his own status hence we were in turn also ok - sadly he's lost a great deal of his own fortune and it would seem he is now down to paper money which is no good in so far as we're concerned.
----
Very sad day unless there are some nice surprises in store!
I'm not going to hold my breath
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Exiled Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: As a true AFC Bmouth fan may I say sorry about the so called supporters who have made derogatary remarks on your site. Of all people we should be sensitive to your predicament,been there got the tee shirt etc. Best wishes to STFC,though I do fear for you.[/p][/quote]I echo these comments - we have been in your position so often in the past Good luck whatever the future may hold[/p][/quote]Thank you folks....we sincerely believed that Mr Black was secure in his own status hence we were in turn also ok - sadly he's lost a great deal of his own fortune and it would seem he is now down to paper money which is no good in so far as we're concerned. ---- Very sad day unless there are some nice surprises in store![/p][/quote]I'm not going to hold my breath Rebel_phish
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9:34pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Med Red says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
Can't be the new owners - if there are any - orchestrating the sales, they simply haven't had time.
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I think some of our (PDC fuelled) views on Ritchie's worth are OTT. Personally I do not consider him worth as much as Cox, but £400k is too cheap. But this is what happens when you need cash - and make no mistake, the club needs cash. The past 12 months have been very sapping, hence the sudden change of direction.
*
LR says £750k is a 'tenth of Fodders value'. Nonsense. That's quite a decent fee. No way is he worth more than £1m.
*
I just hope the sales are not too hasty to get the add-ons and sell-ons in. In time, these deals might not look so bad.
"In time, these deals might not look so bad"..... yer having a laff, right? Sell Wes and replace with Bedwell. Yeah right, that should work.
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: Can't be the new owners - if there are any - orchestrating the sales, they simply haven't had time. * I think some of our (PDC fuelled) views on Ritchie's worth are OTT. Personally I do not consider him worth as much as Cox, but £400k is too cheap. But this is what happens when you need cash - and make no mistake, the club needs cash. The past 12 months have been very sapping, hence the sudden change of direction. * LR says £750k is a 'tenth of Fodders value'. Nonsense. That's quite a decent fee. No way is he worth more than £1m. * I just hope the sales are not too hasty to get the add-ons and sell-ons in. In time, these deals might not look so bad.[/p][/quote]"In time, these deals might not look so bad"..... yer having a laff, right? Sell Wes and replace with Bedwell. Yeah right, that should work. Med Red
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9:38pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

#Gutted
#Gutted Is that you Lovesey
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9:39pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Guv says...

lol, I have been a member for over 2 seasons, search my name in google with this site name, of course I am a bloody supporter, only sad Bournmouth and Oxford fans spend their lives on the wrong websites.!
lol, I have been a member for over 2 seasons, search my name in google with this site name, of course I am a bloody supporter, only sad Bournmouth and Oxford fans spend their lives on the wrong websites.! Guv
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9:39pm Wed 30 Jan 13

gibbo1012 says...

I cannot believe what has happened sold the best player we have had for a few years. For a absolute joke of a fee !!

Fodders next then a few more tomorrow no doubt.

Good start for the new owners !

I,m sure paolo will be packing his bag tomorrow

What the **** is going on !
I cannot believe what has happened sold the best player we have had for a few years. For a absolute joke of a fee !! Fodders next then a few more tomorrow no doubt. Good start for the new owners ! I,m sure paolo will be packing his bag tomorrow What the **** is going on ! gibbo1012
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9:40pm Wed 30 Jan 13

old town robin says...

Guv wrote:
Black will be selling selling selling, don't fool for any of this!

PDC is talking to a certain Aston Villa, and according to Matt, he's pretty certain to leave for them in the coming weeks!
I think you've got it right Guv if you've heard it from Matt it must be true.

The only reason Black would sell Matt for such a low fee is because the take over has fallen through and he wants to get as much cash back before he puts us into administration, the whole team is up for sale, so expect more assets sold off for next to nothing.
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: Black will be selling selling selling, don't fool for any of this! PDC is talking to a certain Aston Villa, and according to Matt, he's pretty certain to leave for them in the coming weeks![/p][/quote]I think you've got it right Guv if you've heard it from Matt it must be true. The only reason Black would sell Matt for such a low fee is because the take over has fallen through and he wants to get as much cash back before he puts us into administration, the whole team is up for sale, so expect more assets sold off for next to nothing. old town robin
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9:40pm Wed 30 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

King Red wrote:
Afcb4life wrote:
AFC Bournemouth league 1 winners 2012-2013

we don't even need Richie but he wants to play for a proper team and bigger club like bournemouth
Why come on here and comment? Obviously a dull life being a Popped cherry and the score in our two meetings this season were? So much a bigger club you are, you're in what division? Your average gate is? Your history is? Why even Man City and Man Utd are dwarfed by you!!!!!!! Prat!
Not bitter then.!!!!!
1 Matt Ritchie, theres only 1 Matt Ritchie. 2m my arse, oh how we laughed.
[quote][p][bold]King Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: AFC Bournemouth league 1 winners 2012-2013 we don't even need Richie but he wants to play for a proper team and bigger club like bournemouth[/p][/quote]Why come on here and comment? Obviously a dull life being a Popped cherry and the score in our two meetings this season were? So much a bigger club you are, you're in what division? Your average gate is? Your history is? Why even Man City and Man Utd are dwarfed by you!!!!!!! Prat![/p][/quote]Not bitter then.!!!!! 1 Matt Ritchie, theres only 1 Matt Ritchie. 2m my arse, oh how we laughed. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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9:41pm Wed 30 Jan 13

London Red says...

Ramsbury - Fodderingham has the best record of any keeper in this country and you seriously think £750k is a good fee?
.
Yet Butland is clearly worth nearly 10 times more than him????
Ramsbury - Fodderingham has the best record of any keeper in this country and you seriously think £750k is a good fee? . Yet Butland is clearly worth nearly 10 times more than him???? London Red
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9:41pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

Guv wrote:
It's not the new owners who sold richie, it's a very complicated deal involved in taking over at the club, put it this way, the advertiser haven't got the facts, the facts are very worrying, there is no such £10 million write off, it's a crap deal for the fans, for the club and sorry but I am regretting the club being saved if what Matt has told me is true, we are going back to the old days.
Guv absolutely spot on - just spoken to my local media source not the adver or the beeb who has just practically endorsed what you've said. Correct me if I'm wrong but basically AB & MA want out but with their wedge. Matt's sale will help fund that as will any other saleable asset cue Fods Ferry Collins/Willo. You have taken the words out of my mouth in fact I've already said this take over smacks of Wills and diamond Mike. I heard mcgrory is pumping in £3m which will go towards paying off AB & MA? As regards investment well you old rose tinters can dream on and the pot to pea in is certainly a good analogy.

I don't expect Paolo to be at Crawley on Saturday and him and his crew gone- very worrying times again chaps I'm afraid.
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: It's not the new owners who sold richie, it's a very complicated deal involved in taking over at the club, put it this way, the advertiser haven't got the facts, the facts are very worrying, there is no such £10 million write off, it's a crap deal for the fans, for the club and sorry but I am regretting the club being saved if what Matt has told me is true, we are going back to the old days.[/p][/quote]Guv absolutely spot on - just spoken to my local media source not the adver or the beeb who has just practically endorsed what you've said. Correct me if I'm wrong but basically AB & MA want out but with their wedge. Matt's sale will help fund that as will any other saleable asset cue Fods Ferry Collins/Willo. You have taken the words out of my mouth in fact I've already said this take over smacks of Wills and diamond Mike. I heard mcgrory is pumping in £3m which will go towards paying off AB & MA? As regards investment well you old rose tinters can dream on and the pot to pea in is certainly a good analogy. I don't expect Paolo to be at Crawley on Saturday and him and his crew gone- very worrying times again chaps I'm afraid. The Jockster
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9:43pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Black promised he would not leave a "car accident" behind, so what is truthfully going on. No comment from the club, no declaration of the take over going through, nothing from Notso matey Patey and nothing from Black or Jedward. Almost a complete news black out, pardon the pun.

This gentlemen is a damned disgrace and not the way to treat the faithful. If everything is to be believed,

as before,

Chairman........... Gone

Manager.............
.Going

Best player...........Gon
e

The guys left over picking up the pieces as usual, The Supporters.
Black promised he would not leave a "car accident" behind, so what is truthfully going on. No comment from the club, no declaration of the take over going through, nothing from Notso matey Patey and nothing from Black or Jedward. Almost a complete news black out, pardon the pun. This gentlemen is a damned disgrace and not the way to treat the faithful. If everything is to be believed, as before, Chairman........... Gone Manager............. .Going Best player...........Gon e The guys left over picking up the pieces as usual, The Supporters. the wizard
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9:44pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Med Red says...

•REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN
•New owners agree deal to take control of Swindon, the Adver understands
•Jed McCrory fronts consortium set to buy club
•Robins' stability secured

HOW COME THE ADVER GOT IT SO BADLY WRONG.... WHAT HAPPENED GUYS??
•REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN •New owners agree deal to take control of Swindon, the Adver understands •Jed McCrory fronts consortium set to buy club •Robins' stability secured HOW COME THE ADVER GOT IT SO BADLY WRONG.... WHAT HAPPENED GUYS?? Med Red
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9:45pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Haydonender says...

The silence from the club since Wray left is ridiculous, leaving the fans in the dark as to what really is happening and treating us like garbage.

Its also a shame we don't seem to have any decent local press who can get propers answers. Just quote info from other club's local press

And finally, last moan - please could the adver take down the "Robins' stability secured" sentence from the headlines above as it is taunting me. We are anything but stable.
The silence from the club since Wray left is ridiculous, leaving the fans in the dark as to what really is happening and treating us like garbage. Its also a shame we don't seem to have any decent local press who can get propers answers. Just quote info from other club's local press And finally, last moan - please could the adver take down the "Robins' stability secured" sentence from the headlines above as it is taunting me. We are anything but stable. Haydonender
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9:45pm Wed 30 Jan 13

RamsburyRed says...

LR, I'm afraid I can't take your player valuations at all seriously. Your blind loyalty to all things STFC clouds your judgement - as in your post above holding out the prospect of 'dividends' if we get to the Championship.
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It is clear that this club, as it is currently based and where it is located, cannot make a profit. There is absolutely no chance. And one thing that AB understands very well is that, far from a pot of gold, the Championship will simply demand a bigger cheque book from him.
LR, I'm afraid I can't take your player valuations at all seriously. Your blind loyalty to all things STFC clouds your judgement - as in your post above holding out the prospect of 'dividends' if we get to the Championship. * It is clear that this club, as it is currently based and where it is located, cannot make a profit. There is absolutely no chance. And one thing that AB understands very well is that, far from a pot of gold, the Championship will simply demand a bigger cheque book from him. RamsburyRed
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9:46pm Wed 30 Jan 13

who am i says...

Oh dear. I have supported this club since 1967 when my dear old dad who sadly passed away a couple of months ago used too take me. I have been a season ticket holder with my son for as long as I can remember, but unless I wake up in the morning with a quote from dicanio that he is in full agreement with what's going on then this season will be the last. I fail too see how you can get so close to the championship after all this time and then simply say sorry folks I'm now going to shaft you. Enough is enough I am not going to waste my money on this club anymore. Paolo it's over too you my loyalty is hanging on to your every word.
Oh dear. I have supported this club since 1967 when my dear old dad who sadly passed away a couple of months ago used too take me. I have been a season ticket holder with my son for as long as I can remember, but unless I wake up in the morning with a quote from dicanio that he is in full agreement with what's going on then this season will be the last. I fail too see how you can get so close to the championship after all this time and then simply say sorry folks I'm now going to shaft you. Enough is enough I am not going to waste my money on this club anymore. Paolo it's over too you my loyalty is hanging on to your every word. who am i
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9:46pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Stilloyal says...

GUV is a wind up merchant, forget everything he's posted. He's got you all going just wait until the morning press confo.
GUV is a wind up merchant, forget everything he's posted. He's got you all going just wait until the morning press confo. Stilloyal
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9:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

spectacles testicals wallet watch says...

How ironic Benson gone to Cheltenham and Rooney on their radar. Both now considered not good enough for our side yet if we enter Admin only 10 points above the drop zone they will pass us like ships in the night come May!!!
Oh the joys of being a fukcing Town fan
How ironic Benson gone to Cheltenham and Rooney on their radar. Both now considered not good enough for our side yet if we enter Admin only 10 points above the drop zone they will pass us like ships in the night come May!!! Oh the joys of being a fukcing Town fan spectacles testicals wallet watch
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9:48pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

mancrobin wrote:
Guv wrote:
Matt went for less than £400 guys, you wait, it's undiscoled and is just just over £350,000

I have heard PDC will be making an announcement in the morning too. I wish I could say some more, maybe I will be able to soon, this evening.
Funny we've not heard from you before Guv, so come on give us. A clue who you are.

Presumably with a name like 'Guv' you must think you're the boss. So:
Do you wear a big stupid hat?
Do you have an Italian accent?
Have you just received a cheque for £9m?
Do you wear a special band around your arm on most Saturday's
Are you an unpaid volunteer at the local school?
Did you used to follow West Ham in an energetic fashion?
Are you the Daddy of all wind ups?
This Guv is a pain in the @rse - glad when he gets fed up with his stupid wind up game he's playing - even if he might be a Town supporter - he's a disgrace if he is ...
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: Matt went for less than £400 guys, you wait, it's undiscoled and is just just over £350,000 I have heard PDC will be making an announcement in the morning too. I wish I could say some more, maybe I will be able to soon, this evening.[/p][/quote]Funny we've not heard from you before Guv, so come on give us. A clue who you are. Presumably with a name like 'Guv' you must think you're the boss. So: Do you wear a big stupid hat? Do you have an Italian accent? Have you just received a cheque for £9m? Do you wear a special band around your arm on most Saturday's Are you an unpaid volunteer at the local school? Did you used to follow West Ham in an energetic fashion? Are you the Daddy of all wind ups?[/p][/quote]This Guv is a pain in the @rse - glad when he gets fed up with his stupid wind up game he's playing - even if he might be a Town supporter - he's a disgrace if he is ... Chish and Fips
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9:48pm Wed 30 Jan 13

joey butler says...

Med Red wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote:
Can't be the new owners - if there are any - orchestrating the sales, they simply haven't had time.
*
I think some of our (PDC fuelled) views on Ritchie's worth are OTT. Personally I do not consider him worth as much as Cox, but £400k is too cheap. But this is what happens when you need cash - and make no mistake, the club needs cash. The past 12 months have been very sapping, hence the sudden change of direction.
*
LR says £750k is a 'tenth of Fodders value'. Nonsense. That's quite a decent fee. No way is he worth more than £1m.
*
I just hope the sales are not too hasty to get the add-ons and sell-ons in. In time, these deals might not look so bad.
"In time, these deals might not look so bad"..... yer having a laff, right? Sell Wes and replace with Bedwell. Yeah right, that should work.
Med Red,

If we are having some sort of desperate fire sale, the Wes deal surely would not work financially? Palace were reported to have secured massive sell on clauses for him, so how would that benefit us please?
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: Can't be the new owners - if there are any - orchestrating the sales, they simply haven't had time. * I think some of our (PDC fuelled) views on Ritchie's worth are OTT. Personally I do not consider him worth as much as Cox, but £400k is too cheap. But this is what happens when you need cash - and make no mistake, the club needs cash. The past 12 months have been very sapping, hence the sudden change of direction. * LR says £750k is a 'tenth of Fodders value'. Nonsense. That's quite a decent fee. No way is he worth more than £1m. * I just hope the sales are not too hasty to get the add-ons and sell-ons in. In time, these deals might not look so bad.[/p][/quote]"In time, these deals might not look so bad"..... yer having a laff, right? Sell Wes and replace with Bedwell. Yeah right, that should work.[/p][/quote]Med Red, If we are having some sort of desperate fire sale, the Wes deal surely would not work financially? Palace were reported to have secured massive sell on clauses for him, so how would that benefit us please? joey butler
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9:49pm Wed 30 Jan 13

NewburyRobin says...

Well gentlemen all very sad news, in fact about the worst few hours of my 50 years as a STFC fan.
None of us wil be sleeping well tonight.
Well gentlemen all very sad news, in fact about the worst few hours of my 50 years as a STFC fan. None of us wil be sleeping well tonight. NewburyRobin
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9:50pm Wed 30 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

Jesus,

Ritchie was a high earner, i think PDC cashed in on him whilst there was interest......

The owners have already said, they want Swindon in the Championship soonest!!!

I think they'll be some good news tomorrow and most fans will be really pleased!!!

Louis :-)))
Jesus, Ritchie was a high earner, i think PDC cashed in on him whilst there was interest...... The owners have already said, they want Swindon in the Championship soonest!!! I think they'll be some good news tomorrow and most fans will be really pleased!!! Louis :-))) louiscassius
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9:52pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Davidsyrett says...

The Jockster wrote:
Guv wrote:
It's not the new owners who sold richie, it's a very complicated deal involved in taking over at the club, put it this way, the advertiser haven't got the facts, the facts are very worrying, there is no such £10 million write off, it's a crap deal for the fans, for the club and sorry but I am regretting the club being saved if what Matt has told me is true, we are going back to the old days.
Guv absolutely spot on - just spoken to my local media source not the adver or the beeb who has just practically endorsed what you've said. Correct me if I'm wrong but basically AB & MA want out but with their wedge. Matt's sale will help fund that as will any other saleable asset cue Fods Ferry Collins/Willo. You have taken the words out of my mouth in fact I've already said this take over smacks of Wills and diamond Mike. I heard mcgrory is pumping in £3m which will go towards paying off AB & MA? As regards investment well you old rose tinters can dream on and the pot to pea in is certainly a good analogy.

I don't expect Paolo to be at Crawley on Saturday and him and his crew gone- very worrying times again chaps I'm afraid.
Guv, Matt tweeted that about an hour or so ago, tell us something we don't know and then we may start believing you!
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: It's not the new owners who sold richie, it's a very complicated deal involved in taking over at the club, put it this way, the advertiser haven't got the facts, the facts are very worrying, there is no such £10 million write off, it's a crap deal for the fans, for the club and sorry but I am regretting the club being saved if what Matt has told me is true, we are going back to the old days.[/p][/quote]Guv absolutely spot on - just spoken to my local media source not the adver or the beeb who has just practically endorsed what you've said. Correct me if I'm wrong but basically AB & MA want out but with their wedge. Matt's sale will help fund that as will any other saleable asset cue Fods Ferry Collins/Willo. You have taken the words out of my mouth in fact I've already said this take over smacks of Wills and diamond Mike. I heard mcgrory is pumping in £3m which will go towards paying off AB & MA? As regards investment well you old rose tinters can dream on and the pot to pea in is certainly a good analogy. I don't expect Paolo to be at Crawley on Saturday and him and his crew gone- very worrying times again chaps I'm afraid.[/p][/quote]Guv, Matt tweeted that about an hour or so ago, tell us something we don't know and then we may start believing you! Davidsyrett
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9:53pm Wed 30 Jan 13

spectacles testicals wallet watch says...

Louis,
whats youre extension number ill bell you tomorrow bud, are you still at AFC?
Isnt this the sh1test news going
Louis, whats youre extension number ill bell you tomorrow bud, are you still at AFC? Isnt this the sh1test news going spectacles testicals wallet watch
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9:53pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Exiled Red says...

your having a laugh111 wrote:
Exiled Red wrote:
raybren wrote:
As a true AFC Bmouth fan may I say
sorry about the so called supporters
who have made derogatary remarks on
your site.
Of all people we should be sensitive to
your predicament,been there got the
tee shirt etc.
Best wishes to STFC,though I do fear for you.
I echo these comments - we have been in your position so often in the past


Good luck whatever the future may hold
Are you taking the p, were they sensitive to us no they laughed at us when they thought they were keeping Ritchie, however he has now moved to a better more ambitious club, rip swindle let's hope it happens quick
Nope I am just more realistic - what goes around comes around


If and hopefully not when Max stops being interested this would be us all over again

Dont see the need to gloat
[quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Exiled Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: As a true AFC Bmouth fan may I say sorry about the so called supporters who have made derogatary remarks on your site. Of all people we should be sensitive to your predicament,been there got the tee shirt etc. Best wishes to STFC,though I do fear for you.[/p][/quote]I echo these comments - we have been in your position so often in the past Good luck whatever the future may hold[/p][/quote]Are you taking the p, were they sensitive to us no they laughed at us when they thought they were keeping Ritchie, however he has now moved to a better more ambitious club, rip swindle let's hope it happens quick[/p][/quote]Nope I am just more realistic - what goes around comes around If and hopefully not when Max stops being interested this would be us all over again Dont see the need to gloat Exiled Red
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9:54pm Wed 30 Jan 13

joey butler says...

Med Red wrote:
•REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN
•New owners agree deal to take control of Swindon, the Adver understands
•Jed McCrory fronts consortium set to buy club
•Robins' stability secured

HOW COME THE ADVER GOT IT SO BADLY WRONG.... WHAT HAPPENED GUYS??
Exactly what I was just thinking!!
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: •REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN •New owners agree deal to take control of Swindon, the Adver understands •Jed McCrory fronts consortium set to buy club •Robins' stability secured HOW COME THE ADVER GOT IT SO BADLY WRONG.... WHAT HAPPENED GUYS??[/p][/quote]Exactly what I was just thinking!! joey butler
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9:55pm Wed 30 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

Madine for Collins.....

Bradley Wright-Phillips for Ritchie

Fodds is going Nowhere....nor is PDC............

Paolo, doesnt run off!!!

His word means everything.....

He promised us....and by Christ he'll get us there just wait.....

Louis :-)))
Madine for Collins..... Bradley Wright-Phillips for Ritchie Fodds is going Nowhere....nor is PDC............ Paolo, doesnt run off!!! His word means everything..... He promised us....and by Christ he'll get us there just wait..... Louis :-))) louiscassius
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9:55pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Davidsyrett says...

Med Red wrote:
•REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN
•New owners agree deal to take control of Swindon, the Adver understands
•Jed McCrory fronts consortium set to buy club
•Robins' stability secured

HOW COME THE ADVER GOT IT SO BADLY WRONG.... WHAT HAPPENED GUYS??
who says they're wrong? The new owners didn't sell Ritchie!! Lets wait for the facts
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: •REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN •New owners agree deal to take control of Swindon, the Adver understands •Jed McCrory fronts consortium set to buy club •Robins' stability secured HOW COME THE ADVER GOT IT SO BADLY WRONG.... WHAT HAPPENED GUYS??[/p][/quote]who says they're wrong? The new owners didn't sell Ritchie!! Lets wait for the facts Davidsyrett
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9:56pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Guv says...

and i told you 2 hours ago! Look I had more info but you are all treating me with the same style you should be aiming at Black. Im a fan, im not talking rubbish i love this club. I was even willing to blow something out on this site but it's not worth it, if all I am getting is this abuse. So i'll let the advert publish it in 2 weeks and pretend it's news.
and i told you 2 hours ago! Look I had more info but you are all treating me with the same style you should be aiming at Black. Im a fan, im not talking rubbish i love this club. I was even willing to blow something out on this site but it's not worth it, if all I am getting is this abuse. So i'll let the advert publish it in 2 weeks and pretend it's news. Guv
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9:57pm Wed 30 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

John Young's Grumpy wrote:
Not sure who all these new posters are....

Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club.

If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em!

Patience!!!
Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.
[quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: Not sure who all these new posters are.... Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club. If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em! Patience!!![/p][/quote]Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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9:57pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

LR & Wizard I've booked you in for a reality check halls of fame -Jim Royle -redeveloped ground-Jim Royle THERE IS NO MONEY!! Get it chaps? Still Wiz your wish is about to come true? "Our manager or Canioman" will be off so you can as his biggest fan say arividerchi :)
LR & Wizard I've booked you in for a reality check halls of fame -Jim Royle -redeveloped ground-Jim Royle THERE IS NO MONEY!! Get it chaps? Still Wiz your wish is about to come true? "Our manager or Canioman" will be off so you can as his biggest fan say arividerchi :) The Jockster
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9:57pm Wed 30 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

spectacles testicals wallet watch wrote:
Louis,
whats youre extension number ill bell you tomorrow bud, are you still at AFC?
Isnt this the sh1test news going
Hi Buddy,

No i'm at 5th Regt RA, Marne Bks in Catterick mate.

94731 5610

Yeah pretty shat....but i think you'll have some good news tomorrow buddy

Louis :-))
[quote][p][bold]spectacles testicals wallet watch[/bold] wrote: Louis, whats youre extension number ill bell you tomorrow bud, are you still at AFC? Isnt this the sh1test news going[/p][/quote]Hi Buddy, No i'm at 5th Regt RA, Marne Bks in Catterick mate. 94731 5610 Yeah pretty shat....but i think you'll have some good news tomorrow buddy Louis :-)) louiscassius
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9:57pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Med Red says...

joey butler wrote:
Med Red wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote:
Can't be the new owners - if there are any - orchestrating the sales, they simply haven't had time.
*
I think some of our (PDC fuelled) views on Ritchie's worth are OTT. Personally I do not consider him worth as much as Cox, but £400k is too cheap. But this is what happens when you need cash - and make no mistake, the club needs cash. The past 12 months have been very sapping, hence the sudden change of direction.
*
LR says £750k is a 'tenth of Fodders value'. Nonsense. That's quite a decent fee. No way is he worth more than £1m.
*
I just hope the sales are not too hasty to get the add-ons and sell-ons in. In time, these deals might not look so bad.
"In time, these deals might not look so bad"..... yer having a laff, right? Sell Wes and replace with Bedwell. Yeah right, that should work.
Med Red,

If we are having some sort of desperate fire sale, the Wes deal surely would not work financially? Palace were reported to have secured massive sell on clauses for him, so how would that benefit us please?
Read my post again JB, my comments were meant to be ironic. Perhaps I should have said.... "Yeah right, that should work... NOT!!"
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: Can't be the new owners - if there are any - orchestrating the sales, they simply haven't had time. * I think some of our (PDC fuelled) views on Ritchie's worth are OTT. Personally I do not consider him worth as much as Cox, but £400k is too cheap. But this is what happens when you need cash - and make no mistake, the club needs cash. The past 12 months have been very sapping, hence the sudden change of direction. * LR says £750k is a 'tenth of Fodders value'. Nonsense. That's quite a decent fee. No way is he worth more than £1m. * I just hope the sales are not too hasty to get the add-ons and sell-ons in. In time, these deals might not look so bad.[/p][/quote]"In time, these deals might not look so bad"..... yer having a laff, right? Sell Wes and replace with Bedwell. Yeah right, that should work.[/p][/quote]Med Red, If we are having some sort of desperate fire sale, the Wes deal surely would not work financially? Palace were reported to have secured massive sell on clauses for him, so how would that benefit us please?[/p][/quote]Read my post again JB, my comments were meant to be ironic. Perhaps I should have said.... "Yeah right, that should work... NOT!!" Med Red
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9:58pm Wed 30 Jan 13

alchafreds says...

Afcb4life wrote:
ur a joke of a club crap fans crap team oh and


Paolo is off, and you've got no dosh
****
[quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: ur a joke of a club crap fans crap team oh and Paolo is off, and you've got no dosh[/p][/quote]**** alchafreds
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9:58pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Davidsyrett says...

louiscassius wrote:
Madine for Collins.....

Bradley Wright-Phillips for Ritchie

Fodds is going Nowhere....nor is PDC............

Paolo, doesnt run off!!!

His word means everything.....

He promised us....and by Christ he'll get us there just wait.....

Louis :-)))
That's what I was thinking. Louis, Wheres the problem!!!
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Madine for Collins..... Bradley Wright-Phillips for Ritchie Fodds is going Nowhere....nor is PDC............ Paolo, doesnt run off!!! His word means everything..... He promised us....and by Christ he'll get us there just wait..... Louis :-)))[/p][/quote]That's what I was thinking. Louis, Wheres the problem!!! Davidsyrett
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9:59pm Wed 30 Jan 13

dave gar says...

black and co hall of fame i think not ,,,madness thera cashing in ,,,well done what a shower they will sell the lot tomoz ,,absolute criminal ,,why are wray flitton keeping stum now ,,,,
black and co hall of fame i think not ,,,madness thera cashing in ,,,well done what a shower they will sell the lot tomoz ,,absolute criminal ,,why are wray flitton keeping stum now ,,,, dave gar
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10:00pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

I think they'll be some good news tomorrow and most fans will be really pleased!!!

louiscassius I DO hope you are right. Best bit of business was when Paolo got Wes in. If one goes the other will follow.

But trying to stay positive
I think they'll be some good news tomorrow and most fans will be really pleased!!! louiscassius I DO hope you are right. Best bit of business was when Paolo got Wes in. If one goes the other will follow. But trying to stay positive Rebel_phish
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10:01pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Davidsyrett says...

Guv wrote:
and i told you 2 hours ago! Look I had more info but you are all treating me with the same style you should be aiming at Black. Im a fan, im not talking rubbish i love this club. I was even willing to blow something out on this site but it's not worth it, if all I am getting is this abuse. So i'll let the advert publish it in 2 weeks and pretend it's news.
Just tell us something we DONT know and we will start taking notice.
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: and i told you 2 hours ago! Look I had more info but you are all treating me with the same style you should be aiming at Black. Im a fan, im not talking rubbish i love this club. I was even willing to blow something out on this site but it's not worth it, if all I am getting is this abuse. So i'll let the advert publish it in 2 weeks and pretend it's news.[/p][/quote]Just tell us something we DONT know and we will start taking notice. Davidsyrett
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10:01pm Wed 30 Jan 13

smirg kcab says...

Wait till 6am to see breaking news Matt Ritchie has signed.
Well done to marmite morshead
Wait till 6am to see breaking news Matt Ritchie has signed. Well done to marmite morshead smirg kcab
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10:02pm Wed 30 Jan 13

spectacles testicals wallet watch says...

louiscassius wrote:
spectacles testicals wallet watch wrote:
Louis,
whats youre extension number ill bell you tomorrow bud, are you still at AFC?
Isnt this the sh1test news going
Hi Buddy,

No i'm at 5th Regt RA, Marne Bks in Catterick mate.

94731 5610

Yeah pretty shat....but i think you'll have some good news tomorrow buddy

Louis :-))
Fingers crossed youre right and have some inside info. For the life of me i never saw this coming.
I bell you before NAAFI if you will be in
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spectacles testicals wallet watch[/bold] wrote: Louis, whats youre extension number ill bell you tomorrow bud, are you still at AFC? Isnt this the sh1test news going[/p][/quote]Hi Buddy, No i'm at 5th Regt RA, Marne Bks in Catterick mate. 94731 5610 Yeah pretty shat....but i think you'll have some good news tomorrow buddy Louis :-))[/p][/quote]Fingers crossed youre right and have some inside info. For the life of me i never saw this coming. I bell you before NAAFI if you will be in spectacles testicals wallet watch
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10:02pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Med Red says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
Med Red wrote:
•REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN
•New owners agree deal to take control of Swindon, the Adver understands
•Jed McCrory fronts consortium set to buy club
•Robins' stability secured

HOW COME THE ADVER GOT IT SO BADLY WRONG.... WHAT HAPPENED GUYS??
who says they're wrong? The new owners didn't sell Ritchie!! Lets wait for the facts
"Robins' stability secured".... really? I'd say the Adver possibly might have got that wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: •REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN •New owners agree deal to take control of Swindon, the Adver understands •Jed McCrory fronts consortium set to buy club •Robins' stability secured HOW COME THE ADVER GOT IT SO BADLY WRONG.... WHAT HAPPENED GUYS??[/p][/quote]who says they're wrong? The new owners didn't sell Ritchie!! Lets wait for the facts[/p][/quote]"Robins' stability secured".... really? I'd say the Adver possibly might have got that wrong. Med Red
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10:04pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Jets there'd says...

Shame that Matt Ritchie has gone but can't blame him given the uncertainty surrounding our Club, he probably had no choice in the matter.
The silence from the Club is making matters worse & fuelling the speculation.
Trying to be ever the optimist; maybe there will be some positive news tomorrow........
If there isn't then we really could be in trouble. The joys of following STFC. As fans we cannot change our team as players, managers & backers do!
Shame that Matt Ritchie has gone but can't blame him given the uncertainty surrounding our Club, he probably had no choice in the matter. The silence from the Club is making matters worse & fuelling the speculation. Trying to be ever the optimist; maybe there will be some positive news tomorrow........ If there isn't then we really could be in trouble. The joys of following STFC. As fans we cannot change our team as players, managers & backers do! Jets there'd
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10:04pm Wed 30 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

Guv wrote:
and i told you 2 hours ago! Look I had more info but you are all treating me with the same style you should be aiming at Black. Im a fan, im not talking rubbish i love this club. I was even willing to blow something out on this site but it's not worth it, if all I am getting is this abuse. So i'll let the advert publish it in 2 weeks and pretend it's news.
Dont be daft mate...

If you've got something to say, just spit it out....

Know f*cker knows ya.......

You can say what ya like.....If it comes true....we@ll all say...OMG...he was right......lol
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: and i told you 2 hours ago! Look I had more info but you are all treating me with the same style you should be aiming at Black. Im a fan, im not talking rubbish i love this club. I was even willing to blow something out on this site but it's not worth it, if all I am getting is this abuse. So i'll let the advert publish it in 2 weeks and pretend it's news.[/p][/quote]Dont be daft mate... If you've got something to say, just spit it out.... Know f*cker knows ya....... You can say what ya like.....If it comes true....we@ll all say...OMG...he was right......lol louiscassius
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10:04pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

Just seen this on rumours site -

Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over.

Fodderingham is being sold 800k
Williams off to Bristol City 300k
Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k
Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K
Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k

Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement

I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times
Just seen this on rumours site - Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over. Fodderingham is being sold 800k Williams off to Bristol City 300k Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times Is that you Lovesey
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10:05pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
John Young's Grumpy wrote:
Not sure who all these new posters are....

Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club.

If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em!

Patience!!!
Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.
Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: Not sure who all these new posters are.... Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club. If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em! Patience!!![/p][/quote]Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.[/p][/quote]Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin. Chish and Fips
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10:05pm Wed 30 Jan 13

robstfc says...

louiscassius wrote:
Jesus,

Ritchie was a high earner, i think PDC cashed in on him whilst there was interest......

The owners have already said, they want Swindon in the Championship soonest!!!

I think they'll be some good news tomorrow and most fans will be really pleased!!!

Louis :-)))
I so hope you're right.... BUT do you really believe this yourself?
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Jesus, Ritchie was a high earner, i think PDC cashed in on him whilst there was interest...... The owners have already said, they want Swindon in the Championship soonest!!! I think they'll be some good news tomorrow and most fans will be really pleased!!! Louis :-)))[/p][/quote]I so hope you're right.... BUT do you really believe this yourself? robstfc
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10:05pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Nigel, Denver CO says...

This website is a f'ing joke. I could provide more accurate updates than this, and I live 6,000 miles away in a totally different timezone
This website is a f'ing joke. I could provide more accurate updates than this, and I live 6,000 miles away in a totally different timezone Nigel, Denver CO
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10:07pm Wed 30 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

spectacles testicals wallet watch wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
spectacles testicals wallet watch wrote:
Louis,
whats youre extension number ill bell you tomorrow bud, are you still at AFC?
Isnt this the sh1test news going
Hi Buddy,

No i'm at 5th Regt RA, Marne Bks in Catterick mate.

94731 5610

Yeah pretty shat....but i think you'll have some good news tomorrow buddy

Louis :-))
Fingers crossed youre right and have some inside info. For the life of me i never saw this coming.
I bell you before NAAFI if you will be in
Roger that mate.......i knew he was going 2 weeks ago....

I'll tell ya tomorrow mate the full story...

Laters Steve.

Louis :-)))
[quote][p][bold]spectacles testicals wallet watch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spectacles testicals wallet watch[/bold] wrote: Louis, whats youre extension number ill bell you tomorrow bud, are you still at AFC? Isnt this the sh1test news going[/p][/quote]Hi Buddy, No i'm at 5th Regt RA, Marne Bks in Catterick mate. 94731 5610 Yeah pretty shat....but i think you'll have some good news tomorrow buddy Louis :-))[/p][/quote]Fingers crossed youre right and have some inside info. For the life of me i never saw this coming. I bell you before NAAFI if you will be in[/p][/quote]Roger that mate.......i knew he was going 2 weeks ago.... I'll tell ya tomorrow mate the full story... Laters Steve. Louis :-))) louiscassius
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10:07pm Wed 30 Jan 13

alchafreds says...

alchafreds wrote:
Afcb4life wrote:
ur a joke of a club crap fans crap team oh and


Paolo is off, and you've got no dosh
****
w#nker
[quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: ur a joke of a club crap fans crap team oh and Paolo is off, and you've got no dosh[/p][/quote]****[/p][/quote]w#nker alchafreds
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10:08pm Wed 30 Jan 13

spectacles testicals wallet watch says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Just seen this on rumours site -

Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over.

Fodderingham is being sold 800k
Williams off to Bristol City 300k
Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k
Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K
Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k

Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement

I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times
Certainley dont want to say you dont work for the club nor that your inside info is incorrect but by fukc i hope your wrong.
Why pay Luton heaps in compo for Buckle who failed miserably with the Gas????
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Just seen this on rumours site - Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over. Fodderingham is being sold 800k Williams off to Bristol City 300k Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times[/p][/quote]Certainley dont want to say you dont work for the club nor that your inside info is incorrect but by fukc i hope your wrong. Why pay Luton heaps in compo for Buckle who failed miserably with the Gas???? spectacles testicals wallet watch
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10:08pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Just seen this on rumours site -

Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over.

Fodderingham is being sold 800k
Williams off to Bristol City 300k
Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k
Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K
Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k

Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement

I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times
Not the Rumour site - oh that ....hmmm errr well its got to be true then - wonder why they call it a 'rumour site' then.

I'll wait for an official statement thank you.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Just seen this on rumours site - Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over. Fodderingham is being sold 800k Williams off to Bristol City 300k Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times[/p][/quote]Not the Rumour site - oh that ....hmmm errr well its got to be true then - wonder why they call it a 'rumour site' then. I'll wait for an official statement thank you. Chish and Fips
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10:09pm Wed 30 Jan 13

super red says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Just seen this on rumours site -

Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over.

Fodderingham is being sold 800k
Williams off to Bristol City 300k
Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k
Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K
Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k

Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement

I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times
ok thats the bad news...was there any good news lovesey?
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Just seen this on rumours site - Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over. Fodderingham is being sold 800k Williams off to Bristol City 300k Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times[/p][/quote]ok thats the bad news...was there any good news lovesey? super red
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10:09pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
LR, I'm afraid I can't take your player valuations at all seriously. Your blind loyalty to all things STFC clouds your judgement - as in your post above holding out the prospect of 'dividends' if we get to the Championship.
*
It is clear that this club, as it is currently based and where it is located, cannot make a profit. There is absolutely no chance. And one thing that AB understands very well is that, far from a pot of gold, the Championship will simply demand a bigger cheque book from him.
Great post RR all posters should read and digest - and Whoami -I understand your pain -we're all feeling it but dont blame Paolo he's had the rug pulled from under his feet ffs!

I knew all was not well at Orient last night - anybody else notice that when Paolo came over to the travelling fans there was applause from him but there was no pounding the chest or raising the scarf to the sky - significant - I think so!
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: LR, I'm afraid I can't take your player valuations at all seriously. Your blind loyalty to all things STFC clouds your judgement - as in your post above holding out the prospect of 'dividends' if we get to the Championship. * It is clear that this club, as it is currently based and where it is located, cannot make a profit. There is absolutely no chance. And one thing that AB understands very well is that, far from a pot of gold, the Championship will simply demand a bigger cheque book from him.[/p][/quote]Great post RR all posters should read and digest - and Whoami -I understand your pain -we're all feeling it but dont blame Paolo he's had the rug pulled from under his feet ffs! I knew all was not well at Orient last night - anybody else notice that when Paolo came over to the travelling fans there was applause from him but there was no pounding the chest or raising the scarf to the sky - significant - I think so! The Jockster
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10:09pm Wed 30 Jan 13

who am i says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Just seen this on rumours site -

Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over.

Fodderingham is being sold 800k
Williams off to Bristol City 300k
Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k
Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K
Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k

Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement

I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times
Lol. Guv posts on the rumour site as well. Well if true then promotion push next season my arse there won't be enough supporters. Don't you just love rumour sites.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Just seen this on rumours site - Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over. Fodderingham is being sold 800k Williams off to Bristol City 300k Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times[/p][/quote]Lol. Guv posts on the rumour site as well. Well if true then promotion push next season my arse there won't be enough supporters. Don't you just love rumour sites. who am i
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10:09pm Wed 30 Jan 13

pacehughes says...

As no one seems to have any facts why dont you all stop whinning & wait till you are given some before giving your opinion ? As we have all bought into this nu football, You are not entitled to be in "the know". Thats not how it works now & is why away fans pay £62 at Arsenal are told when to sit/stand etc. just keep payin your money suckers !!!
As no one seems to have any facts why dont you all stop whinning & wait till you are given some before giving your opinion ? As we have all bought into this nu football, You are not entitled to be in "the know". Thats not how it works now & is why away fans pay £62 at Arsenal are told when to sit/stand etc. just keep payin your money suckers !!! pacehughes
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10:10pm Wed 30 Jan 13

London Red says...

Jock - I have retracted that part
.
That was based on the "up to date" info the Adver provided that they had written off £10m
.
Think we are all confused and angry at the moment - but should turn on each other
.
Guv may turn out to be a wind up merchant or he could be telling the truth - he has been right about Ritchie!
.
So cut him some slack as at least we are getting more from him than the Adver - our so called media source
Jock - I have retracted that part . That was based on the "up to date" info the Adver provided that they had written off £10m . Think we are all confused and angry at the moment - but should turn on each other . Guv may turn out to be a wind up merchant or he could be telling the truth - he has been right about Ritchie! . So cut him some slack as at least we are getting more from him than the Adver - our so called media source London Red
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10:10pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Jets there'd says...

Let's wait for official news tomorrow. All this speculation is not healthy.
Let's worry when we have something to worry about.
Let's wait for official news tomorrow. All this speculation is not healthy. Let's worry when we have something to worry about. Jets there'd
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10:11pm Wed 30 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

robstfc wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
Jesus,

Ritchie was a high earner, i think PDC cashed in on him whilst there was interest......

The owners have already said, they want Swindon in the Championship soonest!!!

I think they'll be some good news tomorrow and most fans will be really pleased!!!

Louis :-)))
I so hope you're right.... BUT do you really believe this yourself?
Yes i do.......i have to mate....

I think AFCB have loved it today...

To be honest...Thank you Ritchie....loved watching you play when you played well.....85% of the time.

However, time to move on, thats footy...

I reckon we'll get some good signing tomorrow just wait and see buddy......

They released the sale of Ritchie, straight after they announced the Club was safe from Administration....as to dampen the blow to the fans...

Tomorrow will be full of 'Cheer Me Up' news for us fans,.........bring on Creepy Crawley.......COYR's
ssss

Louis :-))))
[quote][p][bold]robstfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Jesus, Ritchie was a high earner, i think PDC cashed in on him whilst there was interest...... The owners have already said, they want Swindon in the Championship soonest!!! I think they'll be some good news tomorrow and most fans will be really pleased!!! Louis :-)))[/p][/quote]I so hope you're right.... BUT do you really believe this yourself?[/p][/quote]Yes i do.......i have to mate.... I think AFCB have loved it today... To be honest...Thank you Ritchie....loved watching you play when you played well.....85% of the time. However, time to move on, thats footy... I reckon we'll get some good signing tomorrow just wait and see buddy...... They released the sale of Ritchie, straight after they announced the Club was safe from Administration....as to dampen the blow to the fans... Tomorrow will be full of 'Cheer Me Up' news for us fans,.........bring on Creepy Crawley.......COYR's ssss Louis :-)))) louiscassius
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10:12pm Wed 30 Jan 13

grove red says...

Nigel, Denver CO wrote:
This website is a f'ing joke. I could provide more accurate updates than this, and I live 6,000 miles away in a totally different timezone
Have to agree very poor wont by this paper again.
[quote][p][bold]Nigel, Denver CO[/bold] wrote: This website is a f'ing joke. I could provide more accurate updates than this, and I live 6,000 miles away in a totally different timezone[/p][/quote]Have to agree very poor wont by this paper again. grove red
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10:13pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Stratton Red says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Just seen this on rumours site - Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over. Fodderingham is being sold 800k Williams off to Bristol City 300k Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times
We are on the brink of Championship football worth an estimated £20m, why not hold your nerve for the sake of 4 months?... Easy for fans to say, but seems they invested in a strategy which they are so close to achieving and now bottled it... Very strange.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Just seen this on rumours site - Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over. Fodderingham is being sold 800k Williams off to Bristol City 300k Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times[/p][/quote]We are on the brink of Championship football worth an estimated £20m, why not hold your nerve for the sake of 4 months?... Easy for fans to say, but seems they invested in a strategy which they are so close to achieving and now bottled it... Very strange. Stratton Red
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10:13pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Just seen this on rumours site -

Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over.

Fodderingham is being sold 800k
Williams off to Bristol City 300k
Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k
Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K
Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k

Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement

I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times
Not the Rumour site - oh that ....hmmm errr well its got to be true then - wonder why they call it a 'rumour site' then.

I'll wait for an official statement thank you.
and you'll get what me Guv and others are saying!
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Just seen this on rumours site - Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over. Fodderingham is being sold 800k Williams off to Bristol City 300k Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times[/p][/quote]Not the Rumour site - oh that ....hmmm errr well its got to be true then - wonder why they call it a 'rumour site' then. I'll wait for an official statement thank you.[/p][/quote]and you'll get what me Guv and others are saying! The Jockster
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10:14pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Guv says...

Med Red wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Med Red wrote:
•REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN
•New owners agree deal to take control of Swindon, the Adver understands
•Jed McCrory fronts consortium set to buy club
•Robins' stability secured

HOW COME THE ADVER GOT IT SO BADLY WRONG.... WHAT HAPPENED GUYS??
who says they're wrong? The new owners didn't sell Ritchie!! Lets wait for the facts
"Robins' stability secured".... really? I'd say the Adver possibly might have got that wrong.
yeah well an hour after I confirmed the sale of richie, they said the board wasn't going to sell. I have told you the situation no point in me telling you more as clearly I am not believed. But believe me any player with an offer with £00 on the end will be accepted. Swindon won't get relegated this year, mid-table finish, it's next year we got to worry. New board in the summer, will want to do it their way and they ain't rich, not even close, so expect championship football in a 10 year plan.

OK, I will tell you one thing, A MR F is involved in the C that looks 99% likely to have fallen through at the moment, deal will still be on, it's administration or sell more players! Enough to go through the season and we will starve off Administration.

MR F and new board will now be investing but instead will be making the club stable, so expect a few out, a new manager, a very average pay structure and the club needs to get stable before any push on promotion. now I hope you will all apologise tomorrow when / if the advertiser gets working!

If the deal can be saved tomorrow, it will still mean a lot of players going, too high on the wages, this is a 1st division club, a certain MR F quit because he wasn't happy with Palo plan, he was right, spend spend spend made us in this mess. I love Palo, but buying players and falling out with them as cost us a lot money!

The club will be safe eventually, but it's time to hold on to the roller coaster.

Debts in the club do exist (several) but nothing major and nothing out of control, Administration will be announced unless the C can sort out a few things. Black is preparing for the worse at the moment, and will sell until this is sorted.
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: •REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN •New owners agree deal to take control of Swindon, the Adver understands •Jed McCrory fronts consortium set to buy club •Robins' stability secured HOW COME THE ADVER GOT IT SO BADLY WRONG.... WHAT HAPPENED GUYS??[/p][/quote]who says they're wrong? The new owners didn't sell Ritchie!! Lets wait for the facts[/p][/quote]"Robins' stability secured".... really? I'd say the Adver possibly might have got that wrong.[/p][/quote]yeah well an hour after I confirmed the sale of richie, they said the board wasn't going to sell. I have told you the situation no point in me telling you more as clearly I am not believed. But believe me any player with an offer with £00 on the end will be accepted. Swindon won't get relegated this year, mid-table finish, it's next year we got to worry. New board in the summer, will want to do it their way and they ain't rich, not even close, so expect championship football in a 10 year plan. OK, I will tell you one thing, A MR F is involved in the C that looks 99% likely to have fallen through at the moment, deal will still be on, it's administration or sell more players! Enough to go through the season and we will starve off Administration. MR F and new board will now be investing but instead will be making the club stable, so expect a few out, a new manager, a very average pay structure and the club needs to get stable before any push on promotion. now I hope you will all apologise tomorrow when / if the advertiser gets working! If the deal can be saved tomorrow, it will still mean a lot of players going, too high on the wages, this is a 1st division club, a certain MR F quit because he wasn't happy with Palo plan, he was right, spend spend spend made us in this mess. I love Palo, but buying players and falling out with them as cost us a lot money! The club will be safe eventually, but it's time to hold on to the roller coaster. Debts in the club do exist (several) but nothing major and nothing out of control, Administration will be announced unless the C can sort out a few things. Black is preparing for the worse at the moment, and will sell until this is sorted. Guv
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10:15pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Just seen this on rumours site -

Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over.

Fodderingham is being sold 800k
Williams off to Bristol City 300k
Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k
Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K
Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k

Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement

I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times
F***
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Just seen this on rumours site - Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over. Fodderingham is being sold 800k Williams off to Bristol City 300k Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times[/p][/quote]F*** Rebel_phish
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10:15pm Wed 30 Jan 13

who am i says...

The Jockster wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote:
LR, I'm afraid I can't take your player valuations at all seriously. Your blind loyalty to all things STFC clouds your judgement - as in your post above holding out the prospect of 'dividends' if we get to the Championship.
*
It is clear that this club, as it is currently based and where it is located, cannot make a profit. There is absolutely no chance. And one thing that AB understands very well is that, far from a pot of gold, the Championship will simply demand a bigger cheque book from him.
Great post RR all posters should read and digest - and Whoami -I understand your pain -we're all feeling it but dont blame Paolo he's had the rug pulled from under his feet ffs!

I knew all was not well at Orient last night - anybody else notice that when Paolo came over to the travelling fans there was applause from him but there was no pounding the chest or raising the scarf to the sky - significant - I think so!
Blimey I'm not for one minute blaming paolo. I'm just hoping that he comes out in the morning and say it was up to him why they sold matt. But I'm not holding my breath. I think he'll be gone tomorrow and who can blame him.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: LR, I'm afraid I can't take your player valuations at all seriously. Your blind loyalty to all things STFC clouds your judgement - as in your post above holding out the prospect of 'dividends' if we get to the Championship. * It is clear that this club, as it is currently based and where it is located, cannot make a profit. There is absolutely no chance. And one thing that AB understands very well is that, far from a pot of gold, the Championship will simply demand a bigger cheque book from him.[/p][/quote]Great post RR all posters should read and digest - and Whoami -I understand your pain -we're all feeling it but dont blame Paolo he's had the rug pulled from under his feet ffs! I knew all was not well at Orient last night - anybody else notice that when Paolo came over to the travelling fans there was applause from him but there was no pounding the chest or raising the scarf to the sky - significant - I think so![/p][/quote]Blimey I'm not for one minute blaming paolo. I'm just hoping that he comes out in the morning and say it was up to him why they sold matt. But I'm not holding my breath. I think he'll be gone tomorrow and who can blame him. who am i
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10:16pm Wed 30 Jan 13

robstfc says...

louiscassius wrote:
robstfc wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
Jesus,

Ritchie was a high earner, i think PDC cashed in on him whilst there was interest......

The owners have already said, they want Swindon in the Championship soonest!!!

I think they'll be some good news tomorrow and most fans will be really pleased!!!

Louis :-)))
I so hope you're right.... BUT do you really believe this yourself?
Yes i do.......i have to mate....

I think AFCB have loved it today...

To be honest...Thank you Ritchie....loved watching you play when you played well.....85% of the time.

However, time to move on, thats footy...

I reckon we'll get some good signing tomorrow just wait and see buddy......

They released the sale of Ritchie, straight after they announced the Club was safe from Administration....as to dampen the blow to the fans...

Tomorrow will be full of 'Cheer Me Up' news for us fans,.........bring on Creepy Crawley.......COYR's

ssss

Louis :-))))
Your glass is certainly half full.... Where mine is empty..... I so hope your right but right now I'm fearing the worst for tomorrow's news
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]robstfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Jesus, Ritchie was a high earner, i think PDC cashed in on him whilst there was interest...... The owners have already said, they want Swindon in the Championship soonest!!! I think they'll be some good news tomorrow and most fans will be really pleased!!! Louis :-)))[/p][/quote]I so hope you're right.... BUT do you really believe this yourself?[/p][/quote]Yes i do.......i have to mate.... I think AFCB have loved it today... To be honest...Thank you Ritchie....loved watching you play when you played well.....85% of the time. However, time to move on, thats footy... I reckon we'll get some good signing tomorrow just wait and see buddy...... They released the sale of Ritchie, straight after they announced the Club was safe from Administration....as to dampen the blow to the fans... Tomorrow will be full of 'Cheer Me Up' news for us fans,.........bring on Creepy Crawley.......COYR's ssss Louis :-))))[/p][/quote]Your glass is certainly half full.... Where mine is empty..... I so hope your right but right now I'm fearing the worst for tomorrow's news robstfc
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10:16pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Just seen this on rumours site -

Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over.

Fodderingham is being sold 800k
Williams off to Bristol City 300k
Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k
Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K
Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k

Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement

I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times
From the rumours site, well doesn't that say it all, and £250k for Roberts is the flaw that gives it away.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Just seen this on rumours site - Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over. Fodderingham is being sold 800k Williams off to Bristol City 300k Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times[/p][/quote]From the rumours site, well doesn't that say it all, and £250k for Roberts is the flaw that gives it away. the wizard
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10:18pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Afcbpete says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
John Young's Grumpy wrote:
Not sure who all these new posters are....

Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club.

If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em!

Patience!!!
Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.
Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.
Exactly!!! I'm delighted we've signed Matt, but I'm not being smug, any earlier posts were aimed to those who were very happy to have a pop at us over probably the past year. Ooooo, you were one of them LOL. I mean it when I say I hope tomorrow brings you guys better news, because many of us realise we could be back in your position again at some point in the future, distant future I'm hoping LOL... UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: Not sure who all these new posters are.... Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club. If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em! Patience!!![/p][/quote]Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.[/p][/quote]Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.[/p][/quote]Exactly!!! I'm delighted we've signed Matt, but I'm not being smug, any earlier posts were aimed to those who were very happy to have a pop at us over probably the past year. Ooooo, you were one of them LOL. I mean it when I say I hope tomorrow brings you guys better news, because many of us realise we could be back in your position again at some point in the future, distant future I'm hoping LOL... UTCIAD Afcbpete
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10:19pm Wed 30 Jan 13

joey butler says...

Med Red wrote:
joey butler wrote:
Med Red wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote:
Can't be the new owners - if there are any - orchestrating the sales, they simply haven't had time.
*
I think some of our (PDC fuelled) views on Ritchie's worth are OTT. Personally I do not consider him worth as much as Cox, but £400k is too cheap. But this is what happens when you need cash - and make no mistake, the club needs cash. The past 12 months have been very sapping, hence the sudden change of direction.
*
LR says £750k is a 'tenth of Fodders value'. Nonsense. That's quite a decent fee. No way is he worth more than £1m.
*
I just hope the sales are not too hasty to get the add-ons and sell-ons in. In time, these deals might not look so bad.
"In time, these deals might not look so bad"..... yer having a laff, right? Sell Wes and replace with Bedwell. Yeah right, that should work.
Med Red,

If we are having some sort of desperate fire sale, the Wes deal surely would not work financially? Palace were reported to have secured massive sell on clauses for him, so how would that benefit us please?
Read my post again JB, my comments were meant to be ironic. Perhaps I should have said.... "Yeah right, that should work... NOT!!"
Sorry Med Red,

I understood your post first time, but my question was about how much we would have to pay Palace if we sell Wes?

I understand that to be a high percentage of such a sale, which substantially reduces the 'profit' to us?
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: Can't be the new owners - if there are any - orchestrating the sales, they simply haven't had time. * I think some of our (PDC fuelled) views on Ritchie's worth are OTT. Personally I do not consider him worth as much as Cox, but £400k is too cheap. But this is what happens when you need cash - and make no mistake, the club needs cash. The past 12 months have been very sapping, hence the sudden change of direction. * LR says £750k is a 'tenth of Fodders value'. Nonsense. That's quite a decent fee. No way is he worth more than £1m. * I just hope the sales are not too hasty to get the add-ons and sell-ons in. In time, these deals might not look so bad.[/p][/quote]"In time, these deals might not look so bad"..... yer having a laff, right? Sell Wes and replace with Bedwell. Yeah right, that should work.[/p][/quote]Med Red, If we are having some sort of desperate fire sale, the Wes deal surely would not work financially? Palace were reported to have secured massive sell on clauses for him, so how would that benefit us please?[/p][/quote]Read my post again JB, my comments were meant to be ironic. Perhaps I should have said.... "Yeah right, that should work... NOT!!"[/p][/quote]Sorry Med Red, I understood your post first time, but my question was about how much we would have to pay Palace if we sell Wes? I understand that to be a high percentage of such a sale, which substantially reduces the 'profit' to us? joey butler
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10:19pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement

PDC takes a very small wage and the fitness coaching team are NOT expensive, and Black would not be able to sell these players if the sale has gone through as they would no longer be his to sell. What a complete load of tosh.
Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement PDC takes a very small wage and the fitness coaching team are NOT expensive, and Black would not be able to sell these players if the sale has gone through as they would no longer be his to sell. What a complete load of tosh. the wizard
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10:20pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

London Red wrote:
Jock - I have retracted that part
.
That was based on the "up to date" info the Adver provided that they had written off £10m
.
Think we are all confused and angry at the moment - but should turn on each other
.
Guv may turn out to be a wind up merchant or he could be telling the truth - he has been right about Ritchie!
.
So cut him some slack as at least we are getting more from him than the Adver - our so called media source
LR -cut Guv slack - read my posts I'm agreeing with him -the Adver is rubbish - I dont think he's winding anybody up because I heard basically the same before I'd read any of his posts.

Wasn't turning on anybody-hacked off like we all are -sorry if it came across like that - but we are in a mess for sure.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Jock - I have retracted that part . That was based on the "up to date" info the Adver provided that they had written off £10m . Think we are all confused and angry at the moment - but should turn on each other . Guv may turn out to be a wind up merchant or he could be telling the truth - he has been right about Ritchie! . So cut him some slack as at least we are getting more from him than the Adver - our so called media source[/p][/quote]LR -cut Guv slack - read my posts I'm agreeing with him -the Adver is rubbish - I dont think he's winding anybody up because I heard basically the same before I'd read any of his posts. Wasn't turning on anybody-hacked off like we all are -sorry if it came across like that - but we are in a mess for sure. The Jockster
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10:22pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Red Rascal says...

grove red wrote:
Nigel, Denver CO wrote:
This website is a f'ing joke. I could provide more accurate updates than this, and I live 6,000 miles away in a totally different timezone
Have to agree very poor wont by this paper again.
I third that. Biggest news day for a long time and where are they. Doorstepping Black and the propspective owners is where they should be and updating on this site. News hounds they ain't, press poodles they are.
[quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nigel, Denver CO[/bold] wrote: This website is a f'ing joke. I could provide more accurate updates than this, and I live 6,000 miles away in a totally different timezone[/p][/quote]Have to agree very poor wont by this paper again.[/p][/quote]I third that. Biggest news day for a long time and where are they. Doorstepping Black and the propspective owners is where they should be and updating on this site. News hounds they ain't, press poodles they are. Red Rascal
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10:22pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Paynter Boy says...

This was all inevitable. An unsustainable club with a reluctant owner. Talk of new "investors" was optimistic to say the least. P*ssing 5k+ a day down the pan is not most peoples' idea of an investment.

If one thing comes out of this it has to be our demand as fans for a sustainable club and transparent finances.
This was all inevitable. An unsustainable club with a reluctant owner. Talk of new "investors" was optimistic to say the least. P*ssing 5k+ a day down the pan is not most peoples' idea of an investment. If one thing comes out of this it has to be our demand as fans for a sustainable club and transparent finances. Paynter Boy
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10:24pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

who am i wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote:
LR, I'm afraid I can't take your player valuations at all seriously. Your blind loyalty to all things STFC clouds your judgement - as in your post above holding out the prospect of 'dividends' if we get to the Championship.
*
It is clear that this club, as it is currently based and where it is located, cannot make a profit. There is absolutely no chance. And one thing that AB understands very well is that, far from a pot of gold, the Championship will simply demand a bigger cheque book from him.
Great post RR all posters should read and digest - and Whoami -I understand your pain -we're all feeling it but dont blame Paolo he's had the rug pulled from under his feet ffs!

I knew all was not well at Orient last night - anybody else notice that when Paolo came over to the travelling fans there was applause from him but there was no pounding the chest or raising the scarf to the sky - significant - I think so!
Blimey I'm not for one minute blaming paolo. I'm just hoping that he comes out in the morning and say it was up to him why they sold matt. But I'm not holding my breath. I think he'll be gone tomorrow and who can blame him.
Sorry if I misunderstood :)
[quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: LR, I'm afraid I can't take your player valuations at all seriously. Your blind loyalty to all things STFC clouds your judgement - as in your post above holding out the prospect of 'dividends' if we get to the Championship. * It is clear that this club, as it is currently based and where it is located, cannot make a profit. There is absolutely no chance. And one thing that AB understands very well is that, far from a pot of gold, the Championship will simply demand a bigger cheque book from him.[/p][/quote]Great post RR all posters should read and digest - and Whoami -I understand your pain -we're all feeling it but dont blame Paolo he's had the rug pulled from under his feet ffs! I knew all was not well at Orient last night - anybody else notice that when Paolo came over to the travelling fans there was applause from him but there was no pounding the chest or raising the scarf to the sky - significant - I think so![/p][/quote]Blimey I'm not for one minute blaming paolo. I'm just hoping that he comes out in the morning and say it was up to him why they sold matt. But I'm not holding my breath. I think he'll be gone tomorrow and who can blame him.[/p][/quote]Sorry if I misunderstood :) The Jockster
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10:24pm Wed 30 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

Afcbpete wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
John Young's Grumpy wrote:
Not sure who all these new posters are....

Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club.

If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em!

Patience!!!
Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.
Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.
Exactly!!! I'm delighted we've signed Matt, but I'm not being smug, any earlier posts were aimed to those who were very happy to have a pop at us over probably the past year. Ooooo, you were one of them LOL. I mean it when I say I hope tomorrow brings you guys better news, because many of us realise we could be back in your position again at some point in the future, distant future I'm hoping LOL... UTCIAD
Thanks mate.....

We'll be ok.......We're the Town!!!

League 1 or 2 or Where ever mate, i'd support us in the Ryman (Prob end up there) Hahahaha - Cheaper tickets mind....

Nah, seriously.....i love our club, if we sell all the players so what.......

I love our Club, because it's where i come from; not because of anything else...........

We'll have our day again!!!

Hey fella's...........Wa
s flippen amazing while it lasted though
wasn't it!!!

We are Paolo's Red and White Army

Loved chanting that f8cker out at Leicester.........

Lifes to short to worry.....Great 18 months, i'll always remember.....

Love you guys

Louis :-))))
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: Not sure who all these new posters are.... Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club. If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em! Patience!!![/p][/quote]Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.[/p][/quote]Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.[/p][/quote]Exactly!!! I'm delighted we've signed Matt, but I'm not being smug, any earlier posts were aimed to those who were very happy to have a pop at us over probably the past year. Ooooo, you were one of them LOL. I mean it when I say I hope tomorrow brings you guys better news, because many of us realise we could be back in your position again at some point in the future, distant future I'm hoping LOL... UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Thanks mate..... We'll be ok.......We're the Town!!! League 1 or 2 or Where ever mate, i'd support us in the Ryman (Prob end up there) Hahahaha - Cheaper tickets mind.... Nah, seriously.....i love our club, if we sell all the players so what....... I love our Club, because it's where i come from; not because of anything else........... We'll have our day again!!! Hey fella's...........Wa s flippen amazing while it lasted though wasn't it!!! We are Paolo's Red and White Army Loved chanting that f8cker out at Leicester......... Lifes to short to worry.....Great 18 months, i'll always remember..... Love you guys Louis :-)))) louiscassius
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10:25pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

Well there is one certainty in all of this, as long as I have a club to follow I will.... Home and away and will still renw my ST..... and hey ho its been a great year, I thinkmy favourite moment was the celebrations on the pitch away to Northampton and the last game away to Bradford absolute class.... In fact mymate has Jays boot from that game...
Well there is one certainty in all of this, as long as I have a club to follow I will.... Home and away and will still renw my ST..... and hey ho its been a great year, I thinkmy favourite moment was the celebrations on the pitch away to Northampton and the last game away to Bradford absolute class.... In fact mymate has Jays boot from that game... Is that you Lovesey
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10:26pm Wed 30 Jan 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

As well documented I've had a bad feeling about this since the A' word was administered.

Everyone going on about Matt Ritchie's value are right except forgetting one thing. We are clearly FIRE SELLING. when you do this you get a fraction of worth.

I've spent the last two days working out how to get my mother in law out of mu house. Just cracked it today for tomorrow and I come home late having heard of all this today. Unbelievable.

Very fearful we will lose our manager. Forget who owns us, that will be the biggest disaster.
As well documented I've had a bad feeling about this since the A' word was administered. Everyone going on about Matt Ritchie's value are right except forgetting one thing. We are clearly FIRE SELLING. when you do this you get a fraction of worth. I've spent the last two days working out how to get my mother in law out of mu house. Just cracked it today for tomorrow and I come home late having heard of all this today. Unbelievable. Very fearful we will lose our manager. Forget who owns us, that will be the biggest disaster. dreamofacleansheet2
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10:26pm Wed 30 Jan 13

alchafreds says...

thank you paolo your passion was second to none wish you well with your managerial carrier
thank you paolo your passion was second to none wish you well with your managerial carrier alchafreds
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10:28pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Okus Road says...

Guv wrote:
Med Red wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Med Red wrote:
•REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN
•New owners agree deal to take control of Swindon, the Adver understands
•Jed McCrory fronts consortium set to buy club
•Robins' stability secured

HOW COME THE ADVER GOT IT SO BADLY WRONG.... WHAT HAPPENED GUYS??
who says they're wrong? The new owners didn't sell Ritchie!! Lets wait for the facts
"Robins' stability secured".... really? I'd say the Adver possibly might have got that wrong.
yeah well an hour after I confirmed the sale of richie, they said the board wasn't going to sell. I have told you the situation no point in me telling you more as clearly I am not believed. But believe me any player with an offer with £00 on the end will be accepted. Swindon won't get relegated this year, mid-table finish, it's next year we got to worry. New board in the summer, will want to do it their way and they ain't rich, not even close, so expect championship football in a 10 year plan.

OK, I will tell you one thing, A MR F is involved in the C that looks 99% likely to have fallen through at the moment, deal will still be on, it's administration or sell more players! Enough to go through the season and we will starve off Administration.

MR F and new board will now be investing but instead will be making the club stable, so expect a few out, a new manager, a very average pay structure and the club needs to get stable before any push on promotion. now I hope you will all apologise tomorrow when / if the advertiser gets working!

If the deal can be saved tomorrow, it will still mean a lot of players going, too high on the wages, this is a 1st division club, a certain MR F quit because he wasn't happy with Palo plan, he was right, spend spend spend made us in this mess. I love Palo, but buying players and falling out with them as cost us a lot money!

The club will be safe eventually, but it's time to hold on to the roller coaster.

Debts in the club do exist (several) but nothing major and nothing out of control, Administration will be announced unless the C can sort out a few things. Black is preparing for the worse at the moment, and will sell until this is sorted.
Guv

We will see tomorrow what is correct or not. You said Paolo is off to Villa so how much is it worth at the bookies for some sort of return for this season?
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: •REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN •New owners agree deal to take control of Swindon, the Adver understands •Jed McCrory fronts consortium set to buy club •Robins' stability secured HOW COME THE ADVER GOT IT SO BADLY WRONG.... WHAT HAPPENED GUYS??[/p][/quote]who says they're wrong? The new owners didn't sell Ritchie!! Lets wait for the facts[/p][/quote]"Robins' stability secured".... really? I'd say the Adver possibly might have got that wrong.[/p][/quote]yeah well an hour after I confirmed the sale of richie, they said the board wasn't going to sell. I have told you the situation no point in me telling you more as clearly I am not believed. But believe me any player with an offer with £00 on the end will be accepted. Swindon won't get relegated this year, mid-table finish, it's next year we got to worry. New board in the summer, will want to do it their way and they ain't rich, not even close, so expect championship football in a 10 year plan. OK, I will tell you one thing, A MR F is involved in the C that looks 99% likely to have fallen through at the moment, deal will still be on, it's administration or sell more players! Enough to go through the season and we will starve off Administration. MR F and new board will now be investing but instead will be making the club stable, so expect a few out, a new manager, a very average pay structure and the club needs to get stable before any push on promotion. now I hope you will all apologise tomorrow when / if the advertiser gets working! If the deal can be saved tomorrow, it will still mean a lot of players going, too high on the wages, this is a 1st division club, a certain MR F quit because he wasn't happy with Palo plan, he was right, spend spend spend made us in this mess. I love Palo, but buying players and falling out with them as cost us a lot money! The club will be safe eventually, but it's time to hold on to the roller coaster. Debts in the club do exist (several) but nothing major and nothing out of control, Administration will be announced unless the C can sort out a few things. Black is preparing for the worse at the moment, and will sell until this is sorted.[/p][/quote]Guv We will see tomorrow what is correct or not. You said Paolo is off to Villa so how much is it worth at the bookies for some sort of return for this season? Okus Road
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10:28pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Pewsham Red says...

the wizard wrote:
Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement

PDC takes a very small wage and the fitness coaching team are NOT expensive, and Black would not be able to sell these players if the sale has gone through as they would no longer be his to sell. What a complete load of tosh.
What do you call a small wage Wiz?Pretty sure he is on around £250k. Either way, none of us really know what's going on so best wait for tomorrow, but have a horrible feeling it will not be good news.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement PDC takes a very small wage and the fitness coaching team are NOT expensive, and Black would not be able to sell these players if the sale has gone through as they would no longer be his to sell. What a complete load of tosh.[/p][/quote]What do you call a small wage Wiz?Pretty sure he is on around £250k. Either way, none of us really know what's going on so best wait for tomorrow, but have a horrible feeling it will not be good news. Pewsham Red
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10:29pm Wed 30 Jan 13

1STFC! says...

On Sams twitter account somebody has posted a YouTube video of Matt giving an interview to local Bournemouth press - he states he only knew about the Bournemouth deal a few hours ago and he believes it was part of the take over deal??
On Sams twitter account somebody has posted a YouTube video of Matt giving an interview to local Bournemouth press - he states he only knew about the Bournemouth deal a few hours ago and he believes it was part of the take over deal?? 1STFC!
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10:29pm Wed 30 Jan 13

lambo says...

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=aSXHDmk5E
dc :(
http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=aSXHDmk5E dc :( lambo
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10:30pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

Stratton Red wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Just seen this on rumours site - Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over. Fodderingham is being sold 800k Williams off to Bristol City 300k Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times
We are on the brink of Championship football worth an estimated £20m, why not hold your nerve for the sake of 4 months?... Easy for fans to say, but seems they invested in a strategy which they are so close to achieving and now bottled it... Very strange.
Think back 5 years, Stratton. I think you and I were on the same wavelength then. We welcomed in our new owners but we both wondered what their motives were. We knew - and they knew - that there was no money to be made from football. So why lend £10m to a loss making concern, sure in the knowledge that that football losses would only result in having to pump in yet more money? Answer: because you can see a bonanza coming from somewhere else in the deal, in this case the purchase and sale or redevelopment of the County Ground. I would have a hefty wager that the plan has hit the buffers, probably because the club couldn't prise the ground away from the Council without parting with a lot more than they'd bargained for. While the property dream was still alive, the operating losses were tolerable. Once that avenue is closed, what is the incentive for Black and co to continue? Promotion would not have brought untold riches, it would have meant increasing costs and the requirement for more cash to be injected. I don't blame AB for wanting to get out; I just think a lot of people were naive in the first place to believe that he and the others had acquired a sudden affection for STFC.
[quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Just seen this on rumours site - Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over. Fodderingham is being sold 800k Williams off to Bristol City 300k Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times[/p][/quote]We are on the brink of Championship football worth an estimated £20m, why not hold your nerve for the sake of 4 months?... Easy for fans to say, but seems they invested in a strategy which they are so close to achieving and now bottled it... Very strange.[/p][/quote]Think back 5 years, Stratton. I think you and I were on the same wavelength then. We welcomed in our new owners but we both wondered what their motives were. We knew - and they knew - that there was no money to be made from football. So why lend £10m to a loss making concern, sure in the knowledge that that football losses would only result in having to pump in yet more money? Answer: because you can see a bonanza coming from somewhere else in the deal, in this case the purchase and sale or redevelopment of the County Ground. I would have a hefty wager that the plan has hit the buffers, probably because the club couldn't prise the ground away from the Council without parting with a lot more than they'd bargained for. While the property dream was still alive, the operating losses were tolerable. Once that avenue is closed, what is the incentive for Black and co to continue? Promotion would not have brought untold riches, it would have meant increasing costs and the requirement for more cash to be injected. I don't blame AB for wanting to get out; I just think a lot of people were naive in the first place to believe that he and the others had acquired a sudden affection for STFC. Oi Den!
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10:30pm Wed 30 Jan 13

London Red says...

Jock - the 2nd part wasn't aimed at you sorry - should have said at the wider audience
Jock - the 2nd part wasn't aimed at you sorry - should have said at the wider audience London Red
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10:30pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Guv says...

The latest I have heard is investors have pulled out, it's apparant that despit talks through the evening, the deal has appeared to have fell apart. It's Administration and selling of players for us, talks are continuing but are now basically over. OK, (this isn't from Matt Richie) but MR Black is being very reasonable at the moment, I would love to know why the advertiser published this £10 million write off, I have emailed them but no reply, I can prove that is not the case.

Listen guys, the new owners aren't going to be pumping money in, they are going to settle the club, it's not a quick fix, the club is losing £50,000 a week and that kind of loss has to be addressed one feels no matter who takes over the club.

There was 3 interested parties and the next in line for take over is thousand of miles away from agreeing anywhere near a deal.

This deal would of suited Black and no one else from what i have heard.

There are no millionaires in the line, I have also heard that the club will enter Administration tomorrow afternoon at 2pm unless urgently, this deal can be salvaged, even if the deal is salvaged, players will leave if good or standard offers are made.

PDC in fairness has no alternative to leave, he's on high wages and no one including black wants that to last, plus, Villa will be entitled to pay us compensation so that again is more money in our bank (sorry blacks pocket).
The latest I have heard is investors have pulled out, it's apparant that despit talks through the evening, the deal has appeared to have fell apart. It's Administration and selling of players for us, talks are continuing but are now basically over. OK, (this isn't from Matt Richie) but MR Black is being very reasonable at the moment, I would love to know why the advertiser published this £10 million write off, I have emailed them but no reply, I can prove that is not the case. Listen guys, the new owners aren't going to be pumping money in, they are going to settle the club, it's not a quick fix, the club is losing £50,000 a week and that kind of loss has to be addressed one feels no matter who takes over the club. There was 3 interested parties and the next in line for take over is thousand of miles away from agreeing anywhere near a deal. This deal would of suited Black and no one else from what i have heard. There are no millionaires in the line, I have also heard that the club will enter Administration tomorrow afternoon at 2pm unless urgently, this deal can be salvaged, even if the deal is salvaged, players will leave if good or standard offers are made. PDC in fairness has no alternative to leave, he's on high wages and no one including black wants that to last, plus, Villa will be entitled to pay us compensation so that again is more money in our bank (sorry blacks pocket). Guv
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10:33pm Wed 30 Jan 13

old town robin says...

spectacles testicals wallet watch wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Just seen this on rumours site -

Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over.

Fodderingham is being sold 800k
Williams off to Bristol City 300k
Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k
Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K
Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k

Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement

I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times
Certainley dont want to say you dont work for the club nor that your inside info is incorrect but by fukc i hope your wrong.
Why pay Luton heaps in compo for Buckle who failed miserably with the Gas????
maybe because jed is a Luton fan?
[quote][p][bold]spectacles testicals wallet watch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Just seen this on rumours site - Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over. Fodderingham is being sold 800k Williams off to Bristol City 300k Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times[/p][/quote]Certainley dont want to say you dont work for the club nor that your inside info is incorrect but by fukc i hope your wrong. Why pay Luton heaps in compo for Buckle who failed miserably with the Gas????[/p][/quote]maybe because jed is a Luton fan? old town robin
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10:34pm Wed 30 Jan 13

hornet says...

Guys

Not sure where guv and co info is coming from but we can all be assured money is needed and quickly

Any one who would sell Matt for a Joke of 400K means that Bournemouth have agreed to pay the whole lot upfront instead of instalments as in all transfers these days

This means Town need cash and quick

No smoke without fire
Guys Not sure where guv and co info is coming from but we can all be assured money is needed and quickly Any one who would sell Matt for a Joke of 400K means that Bournemouth have agreed to pay the whole lot upfront instead of instalments as in all transfers these days This means Town need cash and quick No smoke without fire hornet
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10:34pm Wed 30 Jan 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Sam has just tweeted he's expecting a statement from the Town shortly. Paolo off?

Absolute financial disaster with em with my numerous bets..... but more importantly an even bigger emotional disaster....
Sam has just tweeted he's expecting a statement from the Town shortly. Paolo off? Absolute financial disaster with em with my numerous bets..... but more importantly an even bigger emotional disaster.... dreamofacleansheet2
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10:35pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Paynter Boy says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Stratton Red wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Just seen this on rumours site - Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over. Fodderingham is being sold 800k Williams off to Bristol City 300k Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times
We are on the brink of Championship football worth an estimated £20m, why not hold your nerve for the sake of 4 months?... Easy for fans to say, but seems they invested in a strategy which they are so close to achieving and now bottled it... Very strange.
Think back 5 years, Stratton. I think you and I were on the same wavelength then. We welcomed in our new owners but we both wondered what their motives were. We knew - and they knew - that there was no money to be made from football. So why lend £10m to a loss making concern, sure in the knowledge that that football losses would only result in having to pump in yet more money? Answer: because you can see a bonanza coming from somewhere else in the deal, in this case the purchase and sale or redevelopment of the County Ground. I would have a hefty wager that the plan has hit the buffers, probably because the club couldn't prise the ground away from the Council without parting with a lot more than they'd bargained for. While the property dream was still alive, the operating losses were tolerable. Once that avenue is closed, what is the incentive for Black and co to continue? Promotion would not have brought untold riches, it would have meant increasing costs and the requirement for more cash to be injected. I don't blame AB for wanting to get out; I just think a lot of people were naive in the first place to believe that he and the others had acquired a sudden affection for STFC.
I'm sorry. I know Bert Black and the others and that does them a huge disservice. They were successful businessmen who wanted to show that a football club with a big catchment could be run in a sustainable way. They were never in it to make money.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Just seen this on rumours site - Swindon town transfer update, the reason for the Ritchie sale to Bournemouth for 400k yes 400k is Black did not get football league ratification for the takeover today and would have to put a further 600k into the club to stave off administration, the club need just under 2 million for the rest of the season, then the new owners will take over. Fodderingham is being sold 800k Williams off to Bristol City 300k Collins to wolves could now be off but if they can do the deal it will be for 400k Roberts - going to sheffield utd for 250K Flint - Going to Chesterfield for 120k Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement I WORK FOR THE CLUB other players may also leave but the dressing room is shot, there will be an announcement from PDC in the morning.... Sad Sad times[/p][/quote]We are on the brink of Championship football worth an estimated £20m, why not hold your nerve for the sake of 4 months?... Easy for fans to say, but seems they invested in a strategy which they are so close to achieving and now bottled it... Very strange.[/p][/quote]Think back 5 years, Stratton. I think you and I were on the same wavelength then. We welcomed in our new owners but we both wondered what their motives were. We knew - and they knew - that there was no money to be made from football. So why lend £10m to a loss making concern, sure in the knowledge that that football losses would only result in having to pump in yet more money? Answer: because you can see a bonanza coming from somewhere else in the deal, in this case the purchase and sale or redevelopment of the County Ground. I would have a hefty wager that the plan has hit the buffers, probably because the club couldn't prise the ground away from the Council without parting with a lot more than they'd bargained for. While the property dream was still alive, the operating losses were tolerable. Once that avenue is closed, what is the incentive for Black and co to continue? Promotion would not have brought untold riches, it would have meant increasing costs and the requirement for more cash to be injected. I don't blame AB for wanting to get out; I just think a lot of people were naive in the first place to believe that he and the others had acquired a sudden affection for STFC.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry. I know Bert Black and the others and that does them a huge disservice. They were successful businessmen who wanted to show that a football club with a big catchment could be run in a sustainable way. They were never in it to make money. Paynter Boy
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10:36pm Wed 30 Jan 13

burford-red says...

typical sh1te bbc journalism, re-run the 6.30 report on points west even though we are self destructing this evening. we might as well have a state sponsered media if this is the quality of the free press.
typical sh1te bbc journalism, re-run the 6.30 report on points west even though we are self destructing this evening. we might as well have a state sponsered media if this is the quality of the free press. burford-red
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10:38pm Wed 30 Jan 13

super red says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Well there is one certainty in all of this, as long as I have a club to follow I will.... Home and away and will still renw my ST..... and hey ho its been a great year, I thinkmy favourite moment was the celebrations on the pitch away to Northampton and the last game away to Bradford absolute class.... In fact mymate has Jays boot from that game...
Did u get his other boot? I'd take them up to Crawley as you might get a game. ...judging by the rumours it's probably you the bus driver and a broken piece of Perspex glass up front!!
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Well there is one certainty in all of this, as long as I have a club to follow I will.... Home and away and will still renw my ST..... and hey ho its been a great year, I thinkmy favourite moment was the celebrations on the pitch away to Northampton and the last game away to Bradford absolute class.... In fact mymate has Jays boot from that game...[/p][/quote]Did u get his other boot? I'd take them up to Crawley as you might get a game. ...judging by the rumours it's probably you the bus driver and a broken piece of Perspex glass up front!! super red
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10:39pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Lambourn Red says...

Guv would you like to comment on the statement just put out by the club ?
Guv would you like to comment on the statement just put out by the club ? Lambourn Red
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10:40pm Wed 30 Jan 13

fpalma says...

News about Richie to Bournemuff reported in the Echo at 8.10pm, the Guv reports on this site at 8.24pm, you decide if the Guv had prior inside knowledge?
News about Richie to Bournemuff reported in the Echo at 8.10pm, the Guv reports on this site at 8.24pm, you decide if the Guv had prior inside knowledge? fpalma
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10:41pm Wed 30 Jan 13

grove red says...

Deal is done statement from club.
Deal is done statement from club. grove red
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10:42pm Wed 30 Jan 13

big_afcb_fan says...

I will give you a tenner and a packet of crisps for your goal posts and corner flags pmsl!!!
I will give you a tenner and a packet of crisps for your goal posts and corner flags pmsl!!! big_afcb_fan
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10:42pm Wed 30 Jan 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Reports "STFC pleased to announce it's majority shareholder AB has today exchanged contracts with a consortium to acquire the club".

What about Ritchie for £400k? any statement. Disaster.
Reports "STFC pleased to announce it's majority shareholder AB has today exchanged contracts with a consortium to acquire the club". What about Ritchie for £400k? any statement. Disaster. dreamofacleansheet2
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10:42pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Just posted,

own have just made this statement:

THE Board of Swindon Town FC are pleased to announce its majority shareholder Andrew Black has today exchanged contracts with a consortium to acquire the Club. Completion of the sale is dependent upon approval from the Football League, which we hope to obtain in the next few days.

Upon completion, most of the Club’s existing debt will be written off, the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season.

Chairman Sir William Patey commented: “This is an important day for the Club, with the current owners writing off most of their debts and the new consortium’s funding, the Club has a strong financial base to continue the battle for Championship football. I look forward to updating you with more details as soon the deal receives Football League approval.”
Just posted, own have just made this statement: THE Board of Swindon Town FC are pleased to announce its majority shareholder Andrew Black has today exchanged contracts with a consortium to acquire the Club. Completion of the sale is dependent upon approval from the Football League, which we hope to obtain in the next few days. Upon completion, most of the Club’s existing debt will be written off, the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season. Chairman Sir William Patey commented: “This is an important day for the Club, with the current owners writing off most of their debts and the new consortium’s funding, the Club has a strong financial base to continue the battle for Championship football. I look forward to updating you with more details as soon the deal receives Football League approval.” the wizard
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10:43pm Wed 30 Jan 13

1STFC! says...

So if the sale is still in progress and championship football is still the target for next season and the a word is still avoidable, why the f@!k did we sell Ritchie for such a ridiculous fee?
So if the sale is still in progress and championship football is still the target for next season and the a word is still avoidable, why the f@!k did we sell Ritchie for such a ridiculous fee? 1STFC!
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10:43pm Wed 30 Jan 13

dave gar says...

black and co hall of fame i think not ,,,madness thera cashing in ,,,well done what a shower they will sell the lot tomoz ,,absolute criminal ,,why are wray flitton keeping stum now ,,,,
black and co hall of fame i think not ,,,madness thera cashing in ,,,well done what a shower they will sell the lot tomoz ,,absolute criminal ,,why are wray flitton keeping stum now ,,,, dave gar
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10:44pm Wed 30 Jan 13

grove red says...

So why sell Ritchie on the cheap makes nosence
So why sell Ritchie on the cheap makes nosence grove red
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10:45pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Stratton Red says...

the wizard wrote:
Just posted, own have just made this statement: THE Board of Swindon Town FC are pleased to announce its majority shareholder Andrew Black has today exchanged contracts with a consortium to acquire the Club. Completion of the sale is dependent upon approval from the Football League, which we hope to obtain in the next few days. Upon completion, most of the Club’s existing debt will be written off, the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season. Chairman Sir William Patey commented: “This is an important day for the Club, with the current owners writing off most of their debts and the new consortium’s funding, the Club has a strong financial base to continue the battle for Championship football. I look forward to updating you with more details as soon the deal receives Football League approval.”
Just read this...
*
"the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season".
*
Why next season and not this season???
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Just posted, own have just made this statement: THE Board of Swindon Town FC are pleased to announce its majority shareholder Andrew Black has today exchanged contracts with a consortium to acquire the Club. Completion of the sale is dependent upon approval from the Football League, which we hope to obtain in the next few days. Upon completion, most of the Club’s existing debt will be written off, the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season. Chairman Sir William Patey commented: “This is an important day for the Club, with the current owners writing off most of their debts and the new consortium’s funding, the Club has a strong financial base to continue the battle for Championship football. I look forward to updating you with more details as soon the deal receives Football League approval.”[/p][/quote]Just read this... * "the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season". * Why next season and not this season??? Stratton Red
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10:46pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement

PDC takes a very small wage and the fitness coaching team are NOT expensive, and Black would not be able to sell these players if the sale has gone through as they would no longer be his to sell. What a complete load of tosh.
What do you call a small wage Wiz?Pretty sure he is on around £250k. Either way, none of us really know what's going on so best wait for tomorrow, but have a horrible feeling it will not be good news.
I wasn't going to comment anymore as I have become very upset as many others over the days events, and perhaps my judgement isn't as clear as it should be, like many others.

I have it on good authority that he is on merely a token wage to gain the experience needed and the clue to how much was the £30k he mentioned believe it or not, as he is a multi millionaire he didn't think it right to take a big wage here. That has been endorsed by a few trusted people at the club. No BS. His staff are on average wages for their respective roles, as he would not have that any other way. His view was on joining the big money will come after STFC, which I consider just and fair.
The club have just issued a statement, quite why it has taken them nearly 12 hours to do so, lord knows.
More than enough, time to call it a day. let us all hope tomorrow is a lot brighter than what we are thinking right now.
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Black feels we are safe from relegation and the new owners can build a team for a promotion push next year, They know PDC will resign but his wages and his fitness coaching team are expensive and Paul Buckle is the target as a replacement PDC takes a very small wage and the fitness coaching team are NOT expensive, and Black would not be able to sell these players if the sale has gone through as they would no longer be his to sell. What a complete load of tosh.[/p][/quote]What do you call a small wage Wiz?Pretty sure he is on around £250k. Either way, none of us really know what's going on so best wait for tomorrow, but have a horrible feeling it will not be good news.[/p][/quote]I wasn't going to comment anymore as I have become very upset as many others over the days events, and perhaps my judgement isn't as clear as it should be, like many others. I have it on good authority that he is on merely a token wage to gain the experience needed and the clue to how much was the £30k he mentioned believe it or not, as he is a multi millionaire he didn't think it right to take a big wage here. That has been endorsed by a few trusted people at the club. No BS. His staff are on average wages for their respective roles, as he would not have that any other way. His view was on joining the big money will come after STFC, which I consider just and fair. The club have just issued a statement, quite why it has taken them nearly 12 hours to do so, lord knows. More than enough, time to call it a day. let us all hope tomorrow is a lot brighter than what we are thinking right now. the wizard
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10:46pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Pewsham Red says...

Just read the statement. Either this was issued some hours ago or they have conveniently glossed over Ritchie sale. Something's not right and this probably clouds matters rather than clarify them.
Just read the statement. Either this was issued some hours ago or they have conveniently glossed over Ritchie sale. Something's not right and this probably clouds matters rather than clarify them. Pewsham Red
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10:46pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

the wizard wrote:
Just posted,

own have just made this statement:

THE Board of Swindon Town FC are pleased to announce its majority shareholder Andrew Black has today exchanged contracts with a consortium to acquire the Club. Completion of the sale is dependent upon approval from the Football League, which we hope to obtain in the next few days.

Upon completion, most of the Club’s existing debt will be written off, the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season.

Chairman Sir William Patey commented: “This is an important day for the Club, with the current owners writing off most of their debts and the new consortium’s funding, the Club has a strong financial base to continue the battle for Championship football. I look forward to updating you with more details as soon the deal receives Football League approval.”
Well it could have been a lot worse then.... at least administration isnt a threat...
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Just posted, own have just made this statement: THE Board of Swindon Town FC are pleased to announce its majority shareholder Andrew Black has today exchanged contracts with a consortium to acquire the Club. Completion of the sale is dependent upon approval from the Football League, which we hope to obtain in the next few days. Upon completion, most of the Club’s existing debt will be written off, the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season. Chairman Sir William Patey commented: “This is an important day for the Club, with the current owners writing off most of their debts and the new consortium’s funding, the Club has a strong financial base to continue the battle for Championship football. I look forward to updating you with more details as soon the deal receives Football League approval.”[/p][/quote]Well it could have been a lot worse then.... at least administration isnt a threat... Is that you Lovesey
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10:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Lambourn Red says...

Stratton Red wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Just posted, own have just made this statement: THE Board of Swindon Town FC are pleased to announce its majority shareholder Andrew Black has today exchanged contracts with a consortium to acquire the Club. Completion of the sale is dependent upon approval from the Football League, which we hope to obtain in the next few days. Upon completion, most of the Club’s existing debt will be written off, the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season. Chairman Sir William Patey commented: “This is an important day for the Club, with the current owners writing off most of their debts and the new consortium’s funding, the Club has a strong financial base to continue the battle for Championship football. I look forward to updating you with more details as soon the deal receives Football League approval.”
Just read this...
*
"the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season".
*
Why next season and not this season???
I think that means playing Championship football next season.
[quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Just posted, own have just made this statement: THE Board of Swindon Town FC are pleased to announce its majority shareholder Andrew Black has today exchanged contracts with a consortium to acquire the Club. Completion of the sale is dependent upon approval from the Football League, which we hope to obtain in the next few days. Upon completion, most of the Club’s existing debt will be written off, the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season. Chairman Sir William Patey commented: “This is an important day for the Club, with the current owners writing off most of their debts and the new consortium’s funding, the Club has a strong financial base to continue the battle for Championship football. I look forward to updating you with more details as soon the deal receives Football League approval.”[/p][/quote]Just read this... * "the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season". * Why next season and not this season???[/p][/quote]I think that means playing Championship football next season. Lambourn Red
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10:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
John Young's Grumpy wrote:
Not sure who all these new posters are....

Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club.

If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em!

Patience!!!
Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.
Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.
We sign who we want
We sign who we want
We're AFC BOURNEMOUTH
We sign who we want.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: Not sure who all these new posters are.... Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club. If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em! Patience!!![/p][/quote]Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.[/p][/quote]Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.[/p][/quote]We sign who we want We sign who we want We're AFC BOURNEMOUTH We sign who we want. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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10:49pm Wed 30 Jan 13

RamsburyRed says...

grove red wrote:
So why sell Ritchie on the cheap makes nosence
Surely by now everyone has a grasp of what's been going on?
[quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: So why sell Ritchie on the cheap makes nosence[/p][/quote]Surely by now everyone has a grasp of what's been going on? RamsburyRed
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10:49pm Wed 30 Jan 13

EastleazeRed says...

F@#k off patey , your a C@#t !
F@#k off patey , your a C@#t ! EastleazeRed
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10:50pm Wed 30 Jan 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Lovesey

Maybe administration and keeping Ritchie would have been better?

Madness absolute madness.
Lovesey Maybe administration and keeping Ritchie would have been better? Madness absolute madness. dreamofacleansheet2
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10:50pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oldhamred says...

Ritchie was sold BEFORE the contracts were exchanged.
Probably the only concrete offer on the table that could be completed in time to allow AB some return on his money.
Ritchie was sold BEFORE the contracts were exchanged. Probably the only concrete offer on the table that could be completed in time to allow AB some return on his money. Oldhamred
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10:50pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

"...strong financial base..."? and our rivals down on the south coast are rubbing their hands with glee after getting one of our players on the cheap?
Well, you've really got us scratching our heads, Sir William.
"...strong financial base..."? and our rivals down on the south coast are rubbing their hands with glee after getting one of our players on the cheap? Well, you've really got us scratching our heads, Sir William. Oi Den!
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10:50pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

grove red wrote:
Nigel, Denver CO wrote:
This website is a f'ing joke. I could provide more accurate updates than this, and I live 6,000 miles away in a totally different timezone
Have to agree very poor wont by this paper again.
Ah so its you who is the Adver's sole hard copy buyer!)
[quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nigel, Denver CO[/bold] wrote: This website is a f'ing joke. I could provide more accurate updates than this, and I live 6,000 miles away in a totally different timezone[/p][/quote]Have to agree very poor wont by this paper again.[/p][/quote]Ah so its you who is the Adver's sole hard copy buyer!) The Jockster
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10:51pm Wed 30 Jan 13

guyswonga says...

Breaking news on Sky Sports News now
Breaking news on Sky Sports News now guyswonga
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10:52pm Wed 30 Jan 13

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

big_afcb_fan wrote:
I will give you a tenner and a packet of crisps for your goal posts and corner flags pmsl!!!
ok... come round my house and pick it up.

pmsl...
WHAT A FCUKING TWATT
[quote][p][bold]big_afcb_fan[/bold] wrote: I will give you a tenner and a packet of crisps for your goal posts and corner flags pmsl!!![/p][/quote]ok... come round my house and pick it up. pmsl... WHAT A FCUKING TWATT DarrenSTFCRomain
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10:56pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

Oldhamred wrote:
Ritchie was sold BEFORE the contracts were exchanged.
Probably the only concrete offer on the table that could be completed in time to allow AB some return on his money.
I think you must be right, Oldham. Still feels like a kick in the guts though.
[quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: Ritchie was sold BEFORE the contracts were exchanged. Probably the only concrete offer on the table that could be completed in time to allow AB some return on his money.[/p][/quote]I think you must be right, Oldham. Still feels like a kick in the guts though. Oi Den!
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10:57pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
F@#k off patey , your a C@#t !
You surely don't be expected to be regarded as a serious poster with comments like that do you?
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: F@#k off patey , your a C@#t ![/p][/quote]You surely don't be expected to be regarded as a serious poster with comments like that do you? The Jockster
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10:58pm Wed 30 Jan 13

guyswonga says...

Sky sports news just read out the same statement, i am at a loss at the cheapness of the ritchie deal, i must admit whilst at orient yesterday the 250k for Roberts is even more of a joke
Sky sports news just read out the same statement, i am at a loss at the cheapness of the ritchie deal, i must admit whilst at orient yesterday the 250k for Roberts is even more of a joke guyswonga
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10:59pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Med Red says...

OK, so the deal may still be on with Jedward, but selling Ritchie for peanuts just doesn't make sense.

Mind you, I've just heard rumour that Ritchie's planning a sex change in the summer, he'll then be known as Matilda.... any news on that one Guv?
OK, so the deal may still be on with Jedward, but selling Ritchie for peanuts just doesn't make sense. Mind you, I've just heard rumour that Ritchie's planning a sex change in the summer, he'll then be known as Matilda.... any news on that one Guv? Med Red
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10:59pm Wed 30 Jan 13

King Red says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
John Young's Grumpy wrote:
Not sure who all these new posters are....

Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club.

If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em!

Patience!!!
Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.
Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.
We sign who we want
We sign who we want
We're AFC BOURNEMOUTH
We sign who we want.
Just had a dream......If football league okay takeover then Ritchie transfer is off! Reason to try for a deal now is to get paperwork done quickly if takeover isn't agreed tomorrow. Who knows until tomorrow.... That would leave you sad AFCB fans with egg on your smug little faces.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: Not sure who all these new posters are.... Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club. If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em! Patience!!![/p][/quote]Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.[/p][/quote]Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.[/p][/quote]We sign who we want We sign who we want We're AFC BOURNEMOUTH We sign who we want.[/p][/quote]Just had a dream......If football league okay takeover then Ritchie transfer is off! Reason to try for a deal now is to get paperwork done quickly if takeover isn't agreed tomorrow. Who knows until tomorrow.... That would leave you sad AFCB fans with egg on your smug little faces. King Red
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11:00pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Haydonender says...

Ritchie sale really makes no sense to me with new statement. I guess more will become clear in the coming days.

Shows that Guv was talking s**t though, just on a wind up mission.
Ritchie sale really makes no sense to me with new statement. I guess more will become clear in the coming days. Shows that Guv was talking s**t though, just on a wind up mission. Haydonender
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11:02pm Wed 30 Jan 13

old town robin says...

Paynter Boy wrote:
This was all inevitable. An unsustainable club with a reluctant owner. Talk of new "investors" was optimistic to say the least. P*ssing 5k+ a day down the pan is not most peoples' idea of an investment.

If one thing comes out of this it has to be our demand as fans for a sustainable club and transparent finances.
it may also have helped the finances if we could have attracted bigger crowds to match the quality of the football for the most part we have enjoyed.
[quote][p][bold]Paynter Boy[/bold] wrote: This was all inevitable. An unsustainable club with a reluctant owner. Talk of new "investors" was optimistic to say the least. P*ssing 5k+ a day down the pan is not most peoples' idea of an investment. If one thing comes out of this it has to be our demand as fans for a sustainable club and transparent finances.[/p][/quote]it may also have helped the finances if we could have attracted bigger crowds to match the quality of the football for the most part we have enjoyed. old town robin
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11:04pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

My thoughts are like this, if football league approval takes a few days and past the 31st Jan then that leaves us in the lurch regarding funds and Black will not put any more money in and the new consortium who have funds would want football league approval first before commiting their funds because what if the FL block the move. This is why Ritchie had to be sold only concrete offer on the table. Patey has said tonight PDC and the squad can now concentrate on the football and in trying to get us into the championship. I am sure Paolo will still be here tomorrow and Ritchie was the unfortunate sacrifice which could have been any of half a dozen players.
My thoughts are like this, if football league approval takes a few days and past the 31st Jan then that leaves us in the lurch regarding funds and Black will not put any more money in and the new consortium who have funds would want football league approval first before commiting their funds because what if the FL block the move. This is why Ritchie had to be sold only concrete offer on the table. Patey has said tonight PDC and the squad can now concentrate on the football and in trying to get us into the championship. I am sure Paolo will still be here tomorrow and Ritchie was the unfortunate sacrifice which could have been any of half a dozen players. Di kanny oh
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11:05pm Wed 30 Jan 13

joey butler says...

GUV,

Cards on the table please, you are either very badly informed, or a massive wind up merchant?

WHICH IS IT??
GUV, Cards on the table please, you are either very badly informed, or a massive wind up merchant? WHICH IS IT?? joey butler
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11:07pm Wed 30 Jan 13

RamsburyRed says...

Why don't people 'get' the Ritchie sale? It's all been documented now - we're losing a lot of money, AB has poured a lot in and it had to stop. Choices: sale or Administration. In either case, his liability to keep propping us up ceases, and he clearly wants to get back as much as he can, albeit prepared to take some hit.
*
So you realise what you can for cash saleable assets, of which Ritchie probably the most realisable. Also takes a significant wage off the overhead. Makes financial sense all round (if not necessarily football sense - that partly depends on what emerges next).
Why don't people 'get' the Ritchie sale? It's all been documented now - we're losing a lot of money, AB has poured a lot in and it had to stop. Choices: sale or Administration. In either case, his liability to keep propping us up ceases, and he clearly wants to get back as much as he can, albeit prepared to take some hit. * So you realise what you can for cash saleable assets, of which Ritchie probably the most realisable. Also takes a significant wage off the overhead. Makes financial sense all round (if not necessarily football sense - that partly depends on what emerges next). RamsburyRed
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11:08pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

joey butler wrote:
GUV,

Cards on the table please, you are either very badly informed, or a massive wind up merchant?

WHICH IS IT??
If he is posting on the rumours site Joey then I think its the latter.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: GUV, Cards on the table please, you are either very badly informed, or a massive wind up merchant? WHICH IS IT??[/p][/quote]If he is posting on the rumours site Joey then I think its the latter. Di kanny oh
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11:08pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

Lambourn Red wrote:
Stratton Red wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Just posted, own have just made this statement: THE Board of Swindon Town FC are pleased to announce its majority shareholder Andrew Black has today exchanged contracts with a consortium to acquire the Club. Completion of the sale is dependent upon approval from the Football League, which we hope to obtain in the next few days. Upon completion, most of the Club’s existing debt will be written off, the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season. Chairman Sir William Patey commented: “This is an important day for the Club, with the current owners writing off most of their debts and the new consortium’s funding, the Club has a strong financial base to continue the battle for Championship football. I look forward to updating you with more details as soon the deal receives Football League approval.”
Just read this...
*
"the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season".
*
Why next season and not this season???
I think that means playing Championship football next season.
I was thinking the same as you.
Promo this season (hopefully) and championship next
[quote][p][bold]Lambourn Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Just posted, own have just made this statement: THE Board of Swindon Town FC are pleased to announce its majority shareholder Andrew Black has today exchanged contracts with a consortium to acquire the Club. Completion of the sale is dependent upon approval from the Football League, which we hope to obtain in the next few days. Upon completion, most of the Club’s existing debt will be written off, the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season. Chairman Sir William Patey commented: “This is an important day for the Club, with the current owners writing off most of their debts and the new consortium’s funding, the Club has a strong financial base to continue the battle for Championship football. I look forward to updating you with more details as soon the deal receives Football League approval.”[/p][/quote]Just read this... * "the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season". * Why next season and not this season???[/p][/quote]I think that means playing Championship football next season.[/p][/quote]I was thinking the same as you. Promo this season (hopefully) and championship next Rebel_phish
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11:09pm Wed 30 Jan 13

swindonjason says...

Stratton Red wrote:
the wizard wrote: Just posted, own have just made this statement: THE Board of Swindon Town FC are pleased to announce its majority shareholder Andrew Black has today exchanged contracts with a consortium to acquire the Club. Completion of the sale is dependent upon approval from the Football League, which we hope to obtain in the next few days. Upon completion, most of the Club’s existing debt will be written off, the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season. Chairman Sir William Patey commented: “This is an important day for the Club, with the current owners writing off most of their debts and the new consortium’s funding, the Club has a strong financial base to continue the battle for Championship football. I look forward to updating you with more details as soon the deal receives Football League approval.”
Just read this... * "the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season". * Why next season and not this season???
Because we cannot be in the Championship this season !
[quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Just posted, own have just made this statement: THE Board of Swindon Town FC are pleased to announce its majority shareholder Andrew Black has today exchanged contracts with a consortium to acquire the Club. Completion of the sale is dependent upon approval from the Football League, which we hope to obtain in the next few days. Upon completion, most of the Club’s existing debt will be written off, the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season. Chairman Sir William Patey commented: “This is an important day for the Club, with the current owners writing off most of their debts and the new consortium’s funding, the Club has a strong financial base to continue the battle for Championship football. I look forward to updating you with more details as soon the deal receives Football League approval.”[/p][/quote]Just read this... * "the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season". * Why next season and not this season???[/p][/quote]Because we cannot be in the Championship this season ! swindonjason
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11:09pm Wed 30 Jan 13

lambo says...

I'm guessing like everyone else, and trying to be as positive as i can.

just suppose Ritchie's sale was to get enough funds to stave of relegation but also to secure another 2 quality players...again no clue but BWP & GM both mentioned....would that be so bad?

l
I'm guessing like everyone else, and trying to be as positive as i can. just suppose Ritchie's sale was to get enough funds to stave of relegation but also to secure another 2 quality players...again no clue but BWP & GM both mentioned....would that be so bad? l lambo
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11:11pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Lambourn Red says...

joey butler wrote:
GUV,

Cards on the table please, you are either very badly informed, or a massive wind up merchant?

WHICH IS IT??
gone like a shot as soon as the statement was issued. Got to give the guy credit he certainly has an active imagination
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: GUV, Cards on the table please, you are either very badly informed, or a massive wind up merchant? WHICH IS IT??[/p][/quote]gone like a shot as soon as the statement was issued. Got to give the guy credit he certainly has an active imagination Lambourn Red
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11:14pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the don69 says...

OK Chaps we're all p1ssed off with selling Ritchie!but this is when our club needs us!into the trenches we go,backs to the wall,just hope Paolo stays and we sell no more!Ritchie ain't no Sir Don!we could put willo out wide,chins up but no more Fcuking cheap sales ffs !!!!!!!!!
OK Chaps we're all p1ssed off with selling Ritchie!but this is when our club needs us!into the trenches we go,backs to the wall,just hope Paolo stays and we sell no more!Ritchie ain't no Sir Don!we could put willo out wide,chins up but no more Fcuking cheap sales ffs !!!!!!!!! the don69
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11:16pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

After all that has been said and done today, I just hope that we are now able to gather some breath and go forwards. I wish Matt Ritchie the very best and whole heartedly thank him for all he has done for this club, including what looks like now being the sacrificial lamb. His efforts and energies will live long in the memories of many I am sure.

Going forwards I just hope Jedward and his consortium have more luck than Andy Fitton and his consortium and despite how it has all come to a rather sour end, my gratitude is still there for Fitton & Co and for what they tried to do over the longer term.

What we as supporters need to do is to go forward and get behind the management and team now at every opportunity that we can so this rather dark day is put into some kind of perspective at a later time.
After all that has been said and done today, I just hope that we are now able to gather some breath and go forwards. I wish Matt Ritchie the very best and whole heartedly thank him for all he has done for this club, including what looks like now being the sacrificial lamb. His efforts and energies will live long in the memories of many I am sure. Going forwards I just hope Jedward and his consortium have more luck than Andy Fitton and his consortium and despite how it has all come to a rather sour end, my gratitude is still there for Fitton & Co and for what they tried to do over the longer term. What we as supporters need to do is to go forward and get behind the management and team now at every opportunity that we can so this rather dark day is put into some kind of perspective at a later time. the wizard
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11:19pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

May be its time for Luke Rooney to step up to the plate. Roberts and Rafa can certainly cover the wings. Ritchie for me has been quite poor this season and although he is a great team player I do feel he has been seriously lacking this season. I know he can change a game in a flash but I am positive Rafa can cover as good and has looked very good on the right side. Yes I would rather keep all the players together but at the moment money is so tight and we are waiting on football league approval to ok the takeover so funds are needed and now. Come on Luke Rooney get your career back on track lad.
May be its time for Luke Rooney to step up to the plate. Roberts and Rafa can certainly cover the wings. Ritchie for me has been quite poor this season and although he is a great team player I do feel he has been seriously lacking this season. I know he can change a game in a flash but I am positive Rafa can cover as good and has looked very good on the right side. Yes I would rather keep all the players together but at the moment money is so tight and we are waiting on football league approval to ok the takeover so funds are needed and now. Come on Luke Rooney get your career back on track lad. Di kanny oh
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11:20pm Wed 30 Jan 13

joey butler says...

Don,

Hope so much you are right and no more players sold between now and Thursday night.

We still need a forward who can score goals ruthlessly and consistently, fingers crossed for Thursday!!
Don, Hope so much you are right and no more players sold between now and Thursday night. We still need a forward who can score goals ruthlessly and consistently, fingers crossed for Thursday!! joey butler
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11:24pm Wed 30 Jan 13

old town robin says...

Oldhamred wrote:
Ritchie was sold BEFORE the contracts were exchanged.
Probably the only concrete offer on the table that could be completed in time to allow AB some return on his money.
I don't think his sale was to line Blacks pockets, more likely we needed cash to get us through until the end of season.
[quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: Ritchie was sold BEFORE the contracts were exchanged. Probably the only concrete offer on the table that could be completed in time to allow AB some return on his money.[/p][/quote]I don't think his sale was to line Blacks pockets, more likely we needed cash to get us through until the end of season. old town robin
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11:25pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Raffa has always played as a forward before he came to us. he knows what to do in front of goal. Roberts on the left, Williams to step into Ritchies boots and Raffa up front, surely it has to be worth a try.
Raffa has always played as a forward before he came to us. he knows what to do in front of goal. Roberts on the left, Williams to step into Ritchies boots and Raffa up front, surely it has to be worth a try. the wizard
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11:27pm Wed 30 Jan 13

mike1990 says...

the don69 wrote:
OK Chaps we're all p1ssed off with selling Ritchie!but this is when our club needs us!into the trenches we go,backs to the wall,just hope Paolo stays and we sell no more!Ritchie ain't no Sir Don!we could put willo out wide,chins up but no more Fcuking cheap sales ffs !!!!!!!!!
Spot on Don,just think what it would be like with no Town to watch AWFUL,praying these new owners are up to the job,lets all get behind PDC and the team.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: OK Chaps we're all p1ssed off with selling Ritchie!but this is when our club needs us!into the trenches we go,backs to the wall,just hope Paolo stays and we sell no more!Ritchie ain't no Sir Don!we could put willo out wide,chins up but no more Fcuking cheap sales ffs !!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Spot on Don,just think what it would be like with no Town to watch AWFUL,praying these new owners are up to the job,lets all get behind PDC and the team. mike1990
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11:28pm Wed 30 Jan 13

LydiardRED67 says...

I reiterate my point on a thread a few weeks ago in that I don't like consortiums, even less when they have a front man.

Tonight has been an emotional nightmare for us as fans and reminds ne of the dark days at the end of the last regime.

The official club statement has at least seen off those that are in the know and given us a crumb of comfort tonight. Lets hope the football league ratify the takeover.

Richie's move is interesting. It may not be what Bournemouth need or want. Arevthey buying Ritchie the right midfielder who scores most of his goals in the first half of the season, if so he will only have limited impact, or arebthey buying the left winger who was not prolific in this role.

Matt is a good player, make no mistake, but he was wanted by the club, not the manager, and itnwill not be the first time a player has disrupted a successful team pattern.

Please can we have some good news tomorrow......
I reiterate my point on a thread a few weeks ago in that I don't like consortiums, even less when they have a front man. Tonight has been an emotional nightmare for us as fans and reminds ne of the dark days at the end of the last regime. The official club statement has at least seen off those that are in the know and given us a crumb of comfort tonight. Lets hope the football league ratify the takeover. Richie's move is interesting. It may not be what Bournemouth need or want. Arevthey buying Ritchie the right midfielder who scores most of his goals in the first half of the season, if so he will only have limited impact, or arebthey buying the left winger who was not prolific in this role. Matt is a good player, make no mistake, but he was wanted by the club, not the manager, and itnwill not be the first time a player has disrupted a successful team pattern. Please can we have some good news tomorrow...... LydiardRED67
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11:29pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Davidsyrett says...

As I said earlier in the day I think Ritchie was sold to cover the wages that need to be paid tomorrow and probably next months as well. This gives the new owners time to get their feet under the table before having to inject funds. Had the players not been paid we could have found ourselves in admin.

I can live with Ritchie going if it secures the future of the club.

Glad to see some of the wind up merchants have disappeared, and Guv, get a life as yours must be very sad.
As I said earlier in the day I think Ritchie was sold to cover the wages that need to be paid tomorrow and probably next months as well. This gives the new owners time to get their feet under the table before having to inject funds. Had the players not been paid we could have found ourselves in admin. I can live with Ritchie going if it secures the future of the club. Glad to see some of the wind up merchants have disappeared, and Guv, get a life as yours must be very sad. Davidsyrett
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11:33pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Pewsham Red says...

the wizard wrote:
Raffa has always played as a forward before he came to us. he knows what to do in front of goal. Roberts on the left, Williams to step into Ritchies boots and Raffa up front, surely it has to be worth a try.
I'd keep them as they are Wiz - Williams as striker and Rafa as winger, especially as Williams on a bit of form.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Raffa has always played as a forward before he came to us. he knows what to do in front of goal. Roberts on the left, Williams to step into Ritchies boots and Raffa up front, surely it has to be worth a try.[/p][/quote]I'd keep them as they are Wiz - Williams as striker and Rafa as winger, especially as Williams on a bit of form. Pewsham Red
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11:34pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

the wizard wrote:
Raffa has always played as a forward before he came to us. he knows what to do in front of goal. Roberts on the left, Williams to step into Ritchies boots and Raffa up front, surely it has to be worth a try.
Good shout Wiz Williams pace is certainly an asset. Just had a chat with my brother in law who is a season ticket holder like myself and we both agree that we can live with loosing Ritchie if it takes that move to stop Admin or to generate needed funds while the Football League dither into approving the takeover. What we would find unacceptable is Fodderingham going or players like Ferry, Thompson, or even worse the master Paolo Di Canio. I do wish Matt well and he has been a fantastic player for this club and hope he has screwed Bournemuff for some hefty wages over those three and half years contract.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Raffa has always played as a forward before he came to us. he knows what to do in front of goal. Roberts on the left, Williams to step into Ritchies boots and Raffa up front, surely it has to be worth a try.[/p][/quote]Good shout Wiz Williams pace is certainly an asset. Just had a chat with my brother in law who is a season ticket holder like myself and we both agree that we can live with loosing Ritchie if it takes that move to stop Admin or to generate needed funds while the Football League dither into approving the takeover. What we would find unacceptable is Fodderingham going or players like Ferry, Thompson, or even worse the master Paolo Di Canio. I do wish Matt well and he has been a fantastic player for this club and hope he has screwed Bournemuff for some hefty wages over those three and half years contract. Di kanny oh
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11:34pm Wed 30 Jan 13

floodq says...

I am not suprised at Matt Ritchie going,
.Was told by a guy at work who knows him that there was a chance he would be leaving sooner rather than later,but would wish to stay in the local area so to speak . Bournemouth is even nearer to Fareham (where he is buying a house) than Swindon and if nothing else the daily commute would be less hassle. Maybe he wanted out. Maybe The Town have not had any concrete interest or offers from elsewhere. Maybe he thinks Bournemouth
is a better option offering
more security. Whatever the truth is he's gone albiet on the cheap .Good luck to the lad and thanks for the memories Matt.In the meantime I'm going to buckle up and hang on for the next part of this roller coaster ride.

DBF
I am not suprised at Matt Ritchie going, .Was told by a guy at work who knows him that there was a chance he would be leaving sooner rather than later,but would wish to stay in the local area so to speak . Bournemouth is even nearer to Fareham (where he is buying a house) than Swindon and if nothing else the daily commute would be less hassle. Maybe he wanted out. Maybe The Town have not had any concrete interest or offers from elsewhere. Maybe he thinks Bournemouth is a better option offering more security. Whatever the truth is he's gone albiet on the cheap .Good luck to the lad and thanks for the memories Matt.In the meantime I'm going to buckle up and hang on for the next part of this roller coaster ride. DBF floodq
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11:35pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oldhamred says...

old town robin wrote:
Oldhamred wrote:
Ritchie was sold BEFORE the contracts were exchanged.
Probably the only concrete offer on the table that could be completed in time to allow AB some return on his money.
I don't think his sale was to line Blacks pockets, more likely we needed cash to get us through until the end of season.
Didn't mean it was to line Blacks pockets, but it would mean £400k less has to be "written off", which given the amount AB is losing on this deal seems only fair.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: Ritchie was sold BEFORE the contracts were exchanged. Probably the only concrete offer on the table that could be completed in time to allow AB some return on his money.[/p][/quote]I don't think his sale was to line Blacks pockets, more likely we needed cash to get us through until the end of season.[/p][/quote]Didn't mean it was to line Blacks pockets, but it would mean £400k less has to be "written off", which given the amount AB is losing on this deal seems only fair. Oldhamred
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11:36pm Wed 30 Jan 13

mancrobin says...

the wizard wrote:
After all that has been said and done today, I just hope that we are now able to gather some breath and go forwards. I wish Matt Ritchie the very best and whole heartedly thank him for all he has done for this club, including what looks like now being the sacrificial lamb. His efforts and energies will live long in the memories of many I am sure.

Going forwards I just hope Jedward and his consortium have more luck than Andy Fitton and his consortium and despite how it has all come to a rather sour end, my gratitude is still there for Fitton & Co and for what they tried to do over the longer term.

What we as supporters need to do is to go forward and get behind the management and team now at every opportunity that we can so this rather dark day is put into some kind of perspective at a later time.
Yes, time to take some perspective and wait and see what the morning brings.

In terms of the things we know are facts, I hope that the new owners will provide a sustainable financial platform for the club to develop. Black's determination to sell is evidence that we have not had that in recent times.

And finally to wish Matt Ritchie all the best for the future. He has been a fantastic player for us, one of the best, if not the best for the past 3 seasons. For someone who (understandably) came here reluctantly from his hometown club he has given his all for the Town and will ever have my respect for that. Good luck Matt.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: After all that has been said and done today, I just hope that we are now able to gather some breath and go forwards. I wish Matt Ritchie the very best and whole heartedly thank him for all he has done for this club, including what looks like now being the sacrificial lamb. His efforts and energies will live long in the memories of many I am sure. Going forwards I just hope Jedward and his consortium have more luck than Andy Fitton and his consortium and despite how it has all come to a rather sour end, my gratitude is still there for Fitton & Co and for what they tried to do over the longer term. What we as supporters need to do is to go forward and get behind the management and team now at every opportunity that we can so this rather dark day is put into some kind of perspective at a later time.[/p][/quote]Yes, time to take some perspective and wait and see what the morning brings. In terms of the things we know are facts, I hope that the new owners will provide a sustainable financial platform for the club to develop. Black's determination to sell is evidence that we have not had that in recent times. And finally to wish Matt Ritchie all the best for the future. He has been a fantastic player for us, one of the best, if not the best for the past 3 seasons. For someone who (understandably) came here reluctantly from his hometown club he has given his all for the Town and will ever have my respect for that. Good luck Matt. mancrobin
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11:37pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the don69 says...

joey butler wrote:
Don,

Hope so much you are right and no more players sold between now and Thursday night.

We still need a forward who can score goals ruthlessly and consistently, fingers crossed for Thursday!!
Black better not sell any more of our top players tomorrow!fingers,toe
s,arms and legs crossed Joey,but Paolo must stay and the main players!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: Don, Hope so much you are right and no more players sold between now and Thursday night. We still need a forward who can score goals ruthlessly and consistently, fingers crossed for Thursday!![/p][/quote]Black better not sell any more of our top players tomorrow!fingers,toe s,arms and legs crossed Joey,but Paolo must stay and the main players!!!!!!!!! the don69
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11:39pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

This is all very confusing, Guv saying one thing and then statements from the club. Who do we believe ???

I wasn't going to come on here as I was happy doing something else. It was when my eldest came down and said we had sold Ritche that I logged on.

I have read all the comments and there is one thing that hasn't been mentioned by anyone. When she said about the sale she said it was being reported that because of a letter sent to all Clubs we had to sell our players if we received an offer. I believe someone early on mentioned the letter but not the must sell clause.

It is very sad if this is the case but what is more important is that Swindon Town FC lives on and it is not the time to start abandoning them. We all admired the Pompey fans on New Years Day and in the worst case we should react in the same way.

The next 24 hours could define where we play next season but to me stability at this moment in time is more important than promotion.

COYMR

To Afcb4life and the other gloating AFCB fans,

enjoy your moment because there are a few on here that will have long memories if your charming Chairman manages to scare away your backer.
This is all very confusing, Guv saying one thing and then statements from the club. Who do we believe ??? I wasn't going to come on here as I was happy doing something else. It was when my eldest came down and said we had sold Ritche that I logged on. I have read all the comments and there is one thing that hasn't been mentioned by anyone. When she said about the sale she said it was being reported that because of a letter sent to all Clubs we had to sell our players if we received an offer. I believe someone early on mentioned the letter but not the must sell clause. It is very sad if this is the case but what is more important is that Swindon Town FC lives on and it is not the time to start abandoning them. We all admired the Pompey fans on New Years Day and in the worst case we should react in the same way. The next 24 hours could define where we play next season but to me stability at this moment in time is more important than promotion. COYMR To Afcb4life and the other gloating AFCB fans, enjoy your moment because there are a few on here that will have long memories if your charming Chairman manages to scare away your backer. Oxon-Red
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11:44pm Wed 30 Jan 13

EeeByGum says...

I'm more interested in who the rest of "the consortium" are
I'm more interested in who the rest of "the consortium" are EeeByGum
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11:44pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Raffa has always played as a forward before he came to us. he knows what to do in front of goal. Roberts on the left, Williams to step into Ritchies boots and Raffa up front, surely it has to be worth a try.
Good shout Wiz Williams pace is certainly an asset. Just had a chat with my brother in law who is a season ticket holder like myself and we both agree that we can live with loosing Ritchie if it takes that move to stop Admin or to generate needed funds while the Football League dither into approving the takeover. What we would find unacceptable is Fodderingham going or players like Ferry, Thompson, or even worse the master Paolo Di Canio. I do wish Matt well and he has been a fantastic player for this club and hope he has screwed Bournemuff for some hefty wages over those three and half years contract.
To you and PEWSHAM, I was trying to show all is not lost and we do have a good base of talent and flexibility in the team and I'm sure that training now will be focused on adaptations. We will not dwell on this in training tomorrow of that I am sure. Players will also need to move on and put the boardroom behind them. Some cooling off measures are needed and some statements to ally any fears. Tomorrow should be all about positives in the board room and on the pitch and PR needs to be the order of the day to restore some calm and belief.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Raffa has always played as a forward before he came to us. he knows what to do in front of goal. Roberts on the left, Williams to step into Ritchies boots and Raffa up front, surely it has to be worth a try.[/p][/quote]Good shout Wiz Williams pace is certainly an asset. Just had a chat with my brother in law who is a season ticket holder like myself and we both agree that we can live with loosing Ritchie if it takes that move to stop Admin or to generate needed funds while the Football League dither into approving the takeover. What we would find unacceptable is Fodderingham going or players like Ferry, Thompson, or even worse the master Paolo Di Canio. I do wish Matt well and he has been a fantastic player for this club and hope he has screwed Bournemuff for some hefty wages over those three and half years contract.[/p][/quote]To you and PEWSHAM, I was trying to show all is not lost and we do have a good base of talent and flexibility in the team and I'm sure that training now will be focused on adaptations. We will not dwell on this in training tomorrow of that I am sure. Players will also need to move on and put the boardroom behind them. Some cooling off measures are needed and some statements to ally any fears. Tomorrow should be all about positives in the board room and on the pitch and PR needs to be the order of the day to restore some calm and belief. the wizard
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11:45pm Wed 30 Jan 13

LydiardRED67 says...

You do have to wonder, if no development deal is evident, what the investment potential is in STFC.

Lets hope the new buyers (if ultimately successful) have a sound plan.

I wish Ritchie no personal ill will, however I am old fashioned and once a player leaves us hope he never kicks a ball straight again. Lol.
You do have to wonder, if no development deal is evident, what the investment potential is in STFC. Lets hope the new buyers (if ultimately successful) have a sound plan. I wish Ritchie no personal ill will, however I am old fashioned and once a player leaves us hope he never kicks a ball straight again. Lol. LydiardRED67
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11:46pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

floodq wrote:
I am not suprised at Matt Ritchie going,
.Was told by a guy at work who knows him that there was a chance he would be leaving sooner rather than later,but would wish to stay in the local area so to speak . Bournemouth is even nearer to Fareham (where he is buying a house) than Swindon and if nothing else the daily commute would be less hassle. Maybe he wanted out. Maybe The Town have not had any concrete interest or offers from elsewhere. Maybe he thinks Bournemouth
is a better option offering
more security. Whatever the truth is he's gone albiet on the cheap .Good luck to the lad and thanks for the memories Matt.In the meantime I'm going to buckle up and hang on for the next part of this roller coaster ride.

DBF
I would say if true then it could have been reflected in recent performances which have been very poor by his standards.May be Paolo has got his eyes on a replacement or two and I know the football league approval is needed before the new consortium would want to put their money in just in case the FL block it or take an eternity to decide. Time was against us and Ritchie was sacrificed.
[quote][p][bold]floodq[/bold] wrote: I am not suprised at Matt Ritchie going, .Was told by a guy at work who knows him that there was a chance he would be leaving sooner rather than later,but would wish to stay in the local area so to speak . Bournemouth is even nearer to Fareham (where he is buying a house) than Swindon and if nothing else the daily commute would be less hassle. Maybe he wanted out. Maybe The Town have not had any concrete interest or offers from elsewhere. Maybe he thinks Bournemouth is a better option offering more security. Whatever the truth is he's gone albiet on the cheap .Good luck to the lad and thanks for the memories Matt.In the meantime I'm going to buckle up and hang on for the next part of this roller coaster ride. DBF[/p][/quote]I would say if true then it could have been reflected in recent performances which have been very poor by his standards.May be Paolo has got his eyes on a replacement or two and I know the football league approval is needed before the new consortium would want to put their money in just in case the FL block it or take an eternity to decide. Time was against us and Ritchie was sacrificed. Di kanny oh
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11:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the don69 says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
This is all very confusing, Guv saying one thing and then statements from the club. Who do we believe ???

I wasn't going to come on here as I was happy doing something else. It was when my eldest came down and said we had sold Ritche that I logged on.

I have read all the comments and there is one thing that hasn't been mentioned by anyone. When she said about the sale she said it was being reported that because of a letter sent to all Clubs we had to sell our players if we received an offer. I believe someone early on mentioned the letter but not the must sell clause.

It is very sad if this is the case but what is more important is that Swindon Town FC lives on and it is not the time to start abandoning them. We all admired the Pompey fans on New Years Day and in the worst case we should react in the same way.

The next 24 hours could define where we play next season but to me stability at this moment in time is more important than promotion.

COYMR

To Afcb4life and the other gloating AFCB fans,

enjoy your moment because there are a few on here that will have long memories if your charming Chairman manages to scare away your backer.
Another thing no one mentioned Oxen!Pompey had a sell-on clause can't remember what the % was so we let him go for peanuts,pleased for Pompey,that they will get a bit of dosh,they've suffered ten times what we have and as you said,that's way the to support our team!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: This is all very confusing, Guv saying one thing and then statements from the club. Who do we believe ??? I wasn't going to come on here as I was happy doing something else. It was when my eldest came down and said we had sold Ritche that I logged on. I have read all the comments and there is one thing that hasn't been mentioned by anyone. When she said about the sale she said it was being reported that because of a letter sent to all Clubs we had to sell our players if we received an offer. I believe someone early on mentioned the letter but not the must sell clause. It is very sad if this is the case but what is more important is that Swindon Town FC lives on and it is not the time to start abandoning them. We all admired the Pompey fans on New Years Day and in the worst case we should react in the same way. The next 24 hours could define where we play next season but to me stability at this moment in time is more important than promotion. COYMR To Afcb4life and the other gloating AFCB fans, enjoy your moment because there are a few on here that will have long memories if your charming Chairman manages to scare away your backer.[/p][/quote]Another thing no one mentioned Oxen!Pompey had a sell-on clause can't remember what the % was so we let him go for peanuts,pleased for Pompey,that they will get a bit of dosh,they've suffered ten times what we have and as you said,that's way the to support our team!!!!!!!!! the don69
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11:51pm Wed 30 Jan 13

billbst says...

No more days like that please. Hope for better tomorrow. Wish Matt all the best but not promotion. I wonder if Paolo will have anything to say in the morning. Hope so because I will believe him.
No more days like that please. Hope for better tomorrow. Wish Matt all the best but not promotion. I wonder if Paolo will have anything to say in the morning. Hope so because I will believe him. billbst
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11:52pm Wed 30 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Don, Like me you have been around for a while and seen these times before. I read in the club statement that only most of the debt is being cleared so somebody is still hanging in there for their bit. Am I correct in thinking it could be Fitton or Wray, as I believe they are still owed from when the figures were tweeked around the embargo time, when Black pumped in that bit extra.
Don, Like me you have been around for a while and seen these times before. I read in the club statement that only most of the debt is being cleared so somebody is still hanging in there for their bit. Am I correct in thinking it could be Fitton or Wray, as I believe they are still owed from when the figures were tweeked around the embargo time, when Black pumped in that bit extra. the wizard
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11:55pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
This is all very confusing, Guv saying one thing and then statements from the club. Who do we believe ???

I wasn't going to come on here as I was happy doing something else. It was when my eldest came down and said we had sold Ritche that I logged on.

I have read all the comments and there is one thing that hasn't been mentioned by anyone. When she said about the sale she said it was being reported that because of a letter sent to all Clubs we had to sell our players if we received an offer. I believe someone early on mentioned the letter but not the must sell clause.

It is very sad if this is the case but what is more important is that Swindon Town FC lives on and it is not the time to start abandoning them. We all admired the Pompey fans on New Years Day and in the worst case we should react in the same way.

The next 24 hours could define where we play next season but to me stability at this moment in time is more important than promotion.

COYMR

To Afcb4life and the other gloating AFCB fans,

enjoy your moment because there are a few on here that will have long memories if your charming Chairman manages to scare away your backer.
As I understand it a circular was sent to all clubs on Monday just in case the takeover was not completed in time and before the 31st Jan. This would have meant Admin or sell players and allerted Bournemouth to table an offer of reportedly 600k on Monday evening. Just hope Ritchie fluffs his lines at his new club and puts his boots on the wrong feet.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: This is all very confusing, Guv saying one thing and then statements from the club. Who do we believe ??? I wasn't going to come on here as I was happy doing something else. It was when my eldest came down and said we had sold Ritche that I logged on. I have read all the comments and there is one thing that hasn't been mentioned by anyone. When she said about the sale she said it was being reported that because of a letter sent to all Clubs we had to sell our players if we received an offer. I believe someone early on mentioned the letter but not the must sell clause. It is very sad if this is the case but what is more important is that Swindon Town FC lives on and it is not the time to start abandoning them. We all admired the Pompey fans on New Years Day and in the worst case we should react in the same way. The next 24 hours could define where we play next season but to me stability at this moment in time is more important than promotion. COYMR To Afcb4life and the other gloating AFCB fans, enjoy your moment because there are a few on here that will have long memories if your charming Chairman manages to scare away your backer.[/p][/quote]As I understand it a circular was sent to all clubs on Monday just in case the takeover was not completed in time and before the 31st Jan. This would have meant Admin or sell players and allerted Bournemouth to table an offer of reportedly 600k on Monday evening. Just hope Ritchie fluffs his lines at his new club and puts his boots on the wrong feet. Di kanny oh
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12:01am Thu 31 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

the wizard wrote:
Don, Like me you have been around for a while and seen these times before. I read in the club statement that only most of the debt is being cleared so somebody is still hanging in there for their bit. Am I correct in thinking it could be Fitton or Wray, as I believe they are still owed from when the figures were tweeked around the embargo time, when Black pumped in that bit extra.
Wiz no you're not the only people wanting their cut are Black and Arbib
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Don, Like me you have been around for a while and seen these times before. I read in the club statement that only most of the debt is being cleared so somebody is still hanging in there for their bit. Am I correct in thinking it could be Fitton or Wray, as I believe they are still owed from when the figures were tweeked around the embargo time, when Black pumped in that bit extra.[/p][/quote]Wiz no you're not the only people wanting their cut are Black and Arbib The Jockster
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12:04am Thu 31 Jan 13

the don69 says...

the wizard wrote:
Don, Like me you have been around for a while and seen these times before. I read in the club statement that only most of the debt is being cleared so somebody is still hanging in there for their bit. Am I correct in thinking it could be Fitton or Wray, as I believe they are still owed from when the figures were tweeked around the embargo time, when Black pumped in that bit extra.
Could be Wiz?we don't know any details of the deal yet,so it just a case of waiting to hear from the new owners!but don't want any more days like today Wiz!dreading us selling more players tomorrow,but hoping Paolo stays and even brings in a couple of loans,oh for a bit of stability at dear old Swindon Town!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Don, Like me you have been around for a while and seen these times before. I read in the club statement that only most of the debt is being cleared so somebody is still hanging in there for their bit. Am I correct in thinking it could be Fitton or Wray, as I believe they are still owed from when the figures were tweeked around the embargo time, when Black pumped in that bit extra.[/p][/quote]Could be Wiz?we don't know any details of the deal yet,so it just a case of waiting to hear from the new owners!but don't want any more days like today Wiz!dreading us selling more players tomorrow,but hoping Paolo stays and even brings in a couple of loans,oh for a bit of stability at dear old Swindon Town!!!!!!! the don69
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12:08am Thu 31 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
big_afcb_fan wrote:
I will give you a tenner and a packet of crisps for your goal posts and corner flags pmsl!!!
ok... come round my house and pick it up.

pmsl...
WHAT A FCUKING TWATT
Ok hardman. Which caravan site do you live on ****, i will pop over. Get back to ur sister you filthy knob.
[quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]big_afcb_fan[/bold] wrote: I will give you a tenner and a packet of crisps for your goal posts and corner flags pmsl!!![/p][/quote]ok... come round my house and pick it up. pmsl... WHAT A FCUKING TWATT[/p][/quote]Ok hardman. Which caravan site do you live on ****, i will pop over. Get back to ur sister you filthy knob. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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12:09am Thu 31 Jan 13

SouthcoastRed says...

I am gutted to loose Matt Richie. For me he was one of the classiest players I've seen in my 30yrs of watching the town. It feels very cheap to me... if we'd got £1.5m for a championship outfit I'd be happier.

As for the rest of today; Who knows what any of this means?

If you were buying a club simply to asset strip and/or save money, then this Richie deal makes no sense!
The new consortium would logically hold out for more money!

I do worry that Paolo is quiet today... but having met the man, and been party to one of his passionate rants, I dont think he is the kind of guy to leave us in the s&*t.
He'll be here tomorrow... angry as hell. Stood alongside us fans.

Swindon Town will never die!!!

On a positive note... I can stop arguing with my pregnant other half about wanting to call the new addition 'Matt'.... :-)
I am gutted to loose Matt Richie. For me he was one of the classiest players I've seen in my 30yrs of watching the town. It feels very cheap to me... if we'd got £1.5m for a championship outfit I'd be happier. As for the rest of today; Who knows what any of this means? If you were buying a club simply to asset strip and/or save money, then this Richie deal makes no sense! The new consortium would logically hold out for more money! I do worry that Paolo is quiet today... but having met the man, and been party to one of his passionate rants, I dont think he is the kind of guy to leave us in the s&*t. He'll be here tomorrow... angry as hell. Stood alongside us fans. Swindon Town will never die!!! On a positive note... I can stop arguing with my pregnant other half about wanting to call the new addition 'Matt'.... :-) SouthcoastRed
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12:15am Thu 31 Jan 13

Di kanny oh says...

Phew! what a day that was over 400 post and it seemed the club was in meltdown at one stage, and we would lose 8 of our best players. Going to dread logging on tomorrow I may just stay in bed until 11 pm tomorrow night. At least Sir William did come out with the very late but welcome statement and since then Guv was never heard of again how odd.
Phew! what a day that was over 400 post and it seemed the club was in meltdown at one stage, and we would lose 8 of our best players. Going to dread logging on tomorrow I may just stay in bed until 11 pm tomorrow night. At least Sir William did come out with the very late but welcome statement and since then Guv was never heard of again how odd. Di kanny oh
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12:15am Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

the don69 wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Don, Like me you have been around for a while and seen these times before. I read in the club statement that only most of the debt is being cleared so somebody is still hanging in there for their bit. Am I correct in thinking it could be Fitton or Wray, as I believe they are still owed from when the figures were tweeked around the embargo time, when Black pumped in that bit extra.
Could be Wiz?we don't know any details of the deal yet,so it just a case of waiting to hear from the new owners!but don't want any more days like today Wiz!dreading us selling more players tomorrow,but hoping Paolo stays and even brings in a couple of loans,oh for a bit of stability at dear old Swindon Town!!!!!!!
I've now got a stinking head ache following this all day. There are so many of us that just want a decent deal for the club. I'm sure the vast majority of us are a bit sickened that MR has had to go, me, I'm well choked. I still have that photo of MR and Ferry after the Southend home game last season, glorious day. I saw them both at the Charity game at the end of last season, and showed them the picture and asked them if they had in their wildest dreams any idea of the season to come at that time. We all had a laugh and MR said, you need to keep that picture, one day it may be worth a bit. As from today..... priceless.
I hope the club moves on and the rest of the staff, players etc all remain. It would be nice now to go on and get that promotion.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Don, Like me you have been around for a while and seen these times before. I read in the club statement that only most of the debt is being cleared so somebody is still hanging in there for their bit. Am I correct in thinking it could be Fitton or Wray, as I believe they are still owed from when the figures were tweeked around the embargo time, when Black pumped in that bit extra.[/p][/quote]Could be Wiz?we don't know any details of the deal yet,so it just a case of waiting to hear from the new owners!but don't want any more days like today Wiz!dreading us selling more players tomorrow,but hoping Paolo stays and even brings in a couple of loans,oh for a bit of stability at dear old Swindon Town!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I've now got a stinking head ache following this all day. There are so many of us that just want a decent deal for the club. I'm sure the vast majority of us are a bit sickened that MR has had to go, me, I'm well choked. I still have that photo of MR and Ferry after the Southend home game last season, glorious day. I saw them both at the Charity game at the end of last season, and showed them the picture and asked them if they had in their wildest dreams any idea of the season to come at that time. We all had a laugh and MR said, you need to keep that picture, one day it may be worth a bit. As from today..... priceless. I hope the club moves on and the rest of the staff, players etc all remain. It would be nice now to go on and get that promotion. the wizard
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12:17am Thu 31 Jan 13

joey butler says...

the don69 wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
This is all very confusing, Guv saying one thing and then statements from the club. Who do we believe ???

I wasn't going to come on here as I was happy doing something else. It was when my eldest came down and said we had sold Ritche that I logged on.

I have read all the comments and there is one thing that hasn't been mentioned by anyone. When she said about the sale she said it was being reported that because of a letter sent to all Clubs we had to sell our players if we received an offer. I believe someone early on mentioned the letter but not the must sell clause.

It is very sad if this is the case but what is more important is that Swindon Town FC lives on and it is not the time to start abandoning them. We all admired the Pompey fans on New Years Day and in the worst case we should react in the same way.

The next 24 hours could define where we play next season but to me stability at this moment in time is more important than promotion.

COYMR

To Afcb4life and the other gloating AFCB fans,

enjoy your moment because there are a few on here that will have long memories if your charming Chairman manages to scare away your backer.
Another thing no one mentioned Oxen!Pompey had a sell-on clause can't remember what the % was so we let him go for peanuts,pleased for Pompey,that they will get a bit of dosh,they've suffered ten times what we have and as you said,that's way the to support our team!!!!!!!!!
Oxon,

Your point about our circular that said all players were for sale is potentially dynamite, in that if that really triggered a 'must sell, subject to offers' situation with Ritchie,Thursday could still end in tears for us all, with several players sold. {Although I have no knowledge of such a 'must sell'}

I, like Don am glad if Portsmouth get a cut from Ritchie's transfer but cannot help feeling that they and we could have got so much more?
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: This is all very confusing, Guv saying one thing and then statements from the club. Who do we believe ??? I wasn't going to come on here as I was happy doing something else. It was when my eldest came down and said we had sold Ritche that I logged on. I have read all the comments and there is one thing that hasn't been mentioned by anyone. When she said about the sale she said it was being reported that because of a letter sent to all Clubs we had to sell our players if we received an offer. I believe someone early on mentioned the letter but not the must sell clause. It is very sad if this is the case but what is more important is that Swindon Town FC lives on and it is not the time to start abandoning them. We all admired the Pompey fans on New Years Day and in the worst case we should react in the same way. The next 24 hours could define where we play next season but to me stability at this moment in time is more important than promotion. COYMR To Afcb4life and the other gloating AFCB fans, enjoy your moment because there are a few on here that will have long memories if your charming Chairman manages to scare away your backer.[/p][/quote]Another thing no one mentioned Oxen!Pompey had a sell-on clause can't remember what the % was so we let him go for peanuts,pleased for Pompey,that they will get a bit of dosh,they've suffered ten times what we have and as you said,that's way the to support our team!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Oxon, Your point about our circular that said all players were for sale is potentially dynamite, in that if that really triggered a 'must sell, subject to offers' situation with Ritchie,Thursday could still end in tears for us all, with several players sold. {Although I have no knowledge of such a 'must sell'} I, like Don am glad if Portsmouth get a cut from Ritchie's transfer but cannot help feeling that they and we could have got so much more? joey butler
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12:18am Thu 31 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

King Red wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
John Young's Grumpy wrote:
Not sure who all these new posters are....

Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club.

If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em!

Patience!!!
Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.
Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.
We sign who we want
We sign who we want
We're AFC BOURNEMOUTH
We sign who we want.
Just had a dream......If football league okay takeover then Ritchie transfer is off! Reason to try for a deal now is to get paperwork done quickly if takeover isn't agreed tomorrow. Who knows until tomorrow.... That would leave you sad AFCB fans with egg on your smug little faces.
Ah Bless, Sweet dreams fella.
Unfortunately things will still be the same for you tomorrow. Your best player finally found some ambition. 400k, who would have thought it.???.
[quote][p][bold]King Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: Not sure who all these new posters are.... Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club. If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em! Patience!!![/p][/quote]Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.[/p][/quote]Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.[/p][/quote]We sign who we want We sign who we want We're AFC BOURNEMOUTH We sign who we want.[/p][/quote]Just had a dream......If football league okay takeover then Ritchie transfer is off! Reason to try for a deal now is to get paperwork done quickly if takeover isn't agreed tomorrow. Who knows until tomorrow.... That would leave you sad AFCB fans with egg on your smug little faces.[/p][/quote]Ah Bless, Sweet dreams fella. Unfortunately things will still be the same for you tomorrow. Your best player finally found some ambition. 400k, who would have thought it.???. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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12:35am Thu 31 Jan 13

Wilesy says...

Tomorrow (well today now) is a season defining day. How will Paolo react to having his best player given away? Are there new players in the pipeline?

I have no idea how things will pan out.

I think Paolo would have walked this evening if the Ritchie sale was behind his back.

I wouldn't be surprised to see BWP or GM or both arrive, or more players leave on the cheap.

Just no idea.

But I honestly can't believe the new consortium would start their reign by selling 3 or 4 of our top players. Why get involved just to reap the wrath of the fans from Day 1.

Bournemouth have had their day today, and good luck to Matt wish him well. Funny how things change -Just a few months ago I remember reading the most spiteful articles and omments on the Echo about Mitchell, Groves, and the financial position, so it's amusing to see how upbeat they after a few wins. Lets see how things pan out for both clubs, presumably their financial position is as safe as houses?
Tomorrow (well today now) is a season defining day. How will Paolo react to having his best player given away? Are there new players in the pipeline? I have no idea how things will pan out. I think Paolo would have walked this evening if the Ritchie sale was behind his back. I wouldn't be surprised to see BWP or GM or both arrive, or more players leave on the cheap. Just no idea. But I honestly can't believe the new consortium would start their reign by selling 3 or 4 of our top players. Why get involved just to reap the wrath of the fans from Day 1. Bournemouth have had their day today, and good luck to Matt wish him well. Funny how things change -Just a few months ago I remember reading the most spiteful articles and omments on the Echo about Mitchell, Groves, and the financial position, so it's amusing to see how upbeat they after a few wins. Lets see how things pan out for both clubs, presumably their financial position is as safe as houses? Wilesy
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12:44am Thu 31 Jan 13

Wilesy says...

joey butler wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
This is all very confusing, Guv saying one thing and then statements from the club. Who do we believe ???

I wasn't going to come on here as I was happy doing something else. It was when my eldest came down and said we had sold Ritche that I logged on.

I have read all the comments and there is one thing that hasn't been mentioned by anyone. When she said about the sale she said it was being reported that because of a letter sent to all Clubs we had to sell our players if we received an offer. I believe someone early on mentioned the letter but not the must sell clause.

It is very sad if this is the case but what is more important is that Swindon Town FC lives on and it is not the time to start abandoning them. We all admired the Pompey fans on New Years Day and in the worst case we should react in the same way.

The next 24 hours could define where we play next season but to me stability at this moment in time is more important than promotion.

COYMR

To Afcb4life and the other gloating AFCB fans,

enjoy your moment because there are a few on here that will have long memories if your charming Chairman manages to scare away your backer.
Another thing no one mentioned Oxen!Pompey had a sell-on clause can't remember what the % was so we let him go for peanuts,pleased for Pompey,that they will get a bit of dosh,they've suffered ten times what we have and as you said,that's way the to support our team!!!!!!!!!
Oxon,

Your point about our circular that said all players were for sale is potentially dynamite, in that if that really triggered a 'must sell, subject to offers' situation with Ritchie,Thursday could still end in tears for us all, with several players sold. {Although I have no knowledge of such a 'must sell'}

I, like Don am glad if Portsmouth get a cut from Ritchie's transfer but cannot help feeling that they and we could have got so much more?
I can't believe a must sell, subject to offers clause can have been included, it's surely far too vague. What if a offer for Ritchie had come in at £50k?

Can't wait to hear some official statements tomorrow, and sincerely hope the subject matter doesn't feature the departure of Paolo or other players.

I'm sure the contents of that circular will be revealed soon, I'm sure there will be someone from another club that will spill the beans.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: This is all very confusing, Guv saying one thing and then statements from the club. Who do we believe ??? I wasn't going to come on here as I was happy doing something else. It was when my eldest came down and said we had sold Ritche that I logged on. I have read all the comments and there is one thing that hasn't been mentioned by anyone. When she said about the sale she said it was being reported that because of a letter sent to all Clubs we had to sell our players if we received an offer. I believe someone early on mentioned the letter but not the must sell clause. It is very sad if this is the case but what is more important is that Swindon Town FC lives on and it is not the time to start abandoning them. We all admired the Pompey fans on New Years Day and in the worst case we should react in the same way. The next 24 hours could define where we play next season but to me stability at this moment in time is more important than promotion. COYMR To Afcb4life and the other gloating AFCB fans, enjoy your moment because there are a few on here that will have long memories if your charming Chairman manages to scare away your backer.[/p][/quote]Another thing no one mentioned Oxen!Pompey had a sell-on clause can't remember what the % was so we let him go for peanuts,pleased for Pompey,that they will get a bit of dosh,they've suffered ten times what we have and as you said,that's way the to support our team!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Oxon, Your point about our circular that said all players were for sale is potentially dynamite, in that if that really triggered a 'must sell, subject to offers' situation with Ritchie,Thursday could still end in tears for us all, with several players sold. {Although I have no knowledge of such a 'must sell'} I, like Don am glad if Portsmouth get a cut from Ritchie's transfer but cannot help feeling that they and we could have got so much more?[/p][/quote]I can't believe a must sell, subject to offers clause can have been included, it's surely far too vague. What if a offer for Ritchie had come in at £50k? Can't wait to hear some official statements tomorrow, and sincerely hope the subject matter doesn't feature the departure of Paolo or other players. I'm sure the contents of that circular will be revealed soon, I'm sure there will be someone from another club that will spill the beans. Wilesy
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12:50am Thu 31 Jan 13

bearwoodred says...

why do Bournmouth have AFC at the front? Is that in case they forget what sport they are watching? What does the A stand for? Why are so many of their fans on here? is it pension day and they have been out buying stout?
why do Bournmouth have AFC at the front? Is that in case they forget what sport they are watching? What does the A stand for? Why are so many of their fans on here? is it pension day and they have been out buying stout? bearwoodred
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12:50am Thu 31 Jan 13

Steve. Brentford says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
King Red wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
John Young's Grumpy wrote:
Not sure who all these new posters are....

Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club.

If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em!

Patience!!!
Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.
Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.
We sign who we want
We sign who we want
We're AFC BOURNEMOUTH
We sign who we want.
Just had a dream......If football league okay takeover then Ritchie transfer is off! Reason to try for a deal now is to get paperwork done quickly if takeover isn't agreed tomorrow. Who knows until tomorrow.... That would leave you sad AFCB fans with egg on your smug little faces.
Ah Bless, Sweet dreams fella.
Unfortunately things will still be the same for you tomorrow. Your best player finally found some ambition. 400k, who would have thought it.???.
O dear the t0sser from the Elephants grave yard has showed up again,wait until the Russian does one and your sharing a park pitch with a real south coast club with real fans not 3500 you get,sustainability to long a word for you to understand at the minute but when its to late for you to contemplate it will almost certainly kick you up the arse,park boys from the elephants grave yard is who you really are!.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]King Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: Not sure who all these new posters are.... Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club. If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em! Patience!!![/p][/quote]Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.[/p][/quote]Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.[/p][/quote]We sign who we want We sign who we want We're AFC BOURNEMOUTH We sign who we want.[/p][/quote]Just had a dream......If football league okay takeover then Ritchie transfer is off! Reason to try for a deal now is to get paperwork done quickly if takeover isn't agreed tomorrow. Who knows until tomorrow.... That would leave you sad AFCB fans with egg on your smug little faces.[/p][/quote]Ah Bless, Sweet dreams fella. Unfortunately things will still be the same for you tomorrow. Your best player finally found some ambition. 400k, who would have thought it.???.[/p][/quote]O dear the t0sser from the Elephants grave yard has showed up again,wait until the Russian does one and your sharing a park pitch with a real south coast club with real fans not 3500 you get,sustainability to long a word for you to understand at the minute but when its to late for you to contemplate it will almost certainly kick you up the arse,park boys from the elephants grave yard is who you really are!. Steve. Brentford
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12:57am Thu 31 Jan 13

Highworth red says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
King Red wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
John Young's Grumpy wrote:
Not sure who all these new posters are....

Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club.

If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em!

Patience!!!
Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.
Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.
We sign who we want
We sign who we want
We're AFC BOURNEMOUTH
We sign who we want.
Just had a dream......If football league okay takeover then Ritchie transfer is off! Reason to try for a deal now is to get paperwork done quickly if takeover isn't agreed tomorrow. Who knows until tomorrow.... That would leave you sad AFCB fans with egg on your smug little faces.
Ah Bless, Sweet dreams fella.
Unfortunately things will still be the same for you tomorrow. Your best player finally found some ambition. 400k, who would have thought it.???.
Who says Ritchie was our best player, you don't watch Town so how would you know. He was certainly much better last season, but since we loaned out Caddis to Brum, he hasnt been the same player. He is a loss yes, but we wernt effected at all when he was last injured. We have a quality squad, one that is above you in the league and if I were a betting man, would say we will also finish the season above you.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]King Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: Not sure who all these new posters are.... Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club. If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em! Patience!!![/p][/quote]Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.[/p][/quote]Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.[/p][/quote]We sign who we want We sign who we want We're AFC BOURNEMOUTH We sign who we want.[/p][/quote]Just had a dream......If football league okay takeover then Ritchie transfer is off! Reason to try for a deal now is to get paperwork done quickly if takeover isn't agreed tomorrow. Who knows until tomorrow.... That would leave you sad AFCB fans with egg on your smug little faces.[/p][/quote]Ah Bless, Sweet dreams fella. Unfortunately things will still be the same for you tomorrow. Your best player finally found some ambition. 400k, who would have thought it.???.[/p][/quote]Who says Ritchie was our best player, you don't watch Town so how would you know. He was certainly much better last season, but since we loaned out Caddis to Brum, he hasnt been the same player. He is a loss yes, but we wernt effected at all when he was last injured. We have a quality squad, one that is above you in the league and if I were a betting man, would say we will also finish the season above you. Highworth red
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1:20am Thu 31 Jan 13

Kingseleven says...

louiscassius wrote:
Jesus,

Ritchie was a high earner, i think PDC cashed in on him whilst there was interest......

The owners have already said, they want Swindon in the Championship soonest!!!

I think they'll be some good news tomorrow and most fans will be really pleased!!!

Louis :-)))
Louis, Finally a voice of reason and a source I believe more than some others.

I hope your right about PDC and Fods staying.

Ritchie has gone but he's not irreplacable ( thanks Matt and all the best )

Can't wait until tomorrow !!!!
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Jesus, Ritchie was a high earner, i think PDC cashed in on him whilst there was interest...... The owners have already said, they want Swindon in the Championship soonest!!! I think they'll be some good news tomorrow and most fans will be really pleased!!! Louis :-)))[/p][/quote]Louis, Finally a voice of reason and a source I believe more than some others. I hope your right about PDC and Fods staying. Ritchie has gone but he's not irreplacable ( thanks Matt and all the best ) Can't wait until tomorrow !!!! Kingseleven
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1:29am Thu 31 Jan 13

Swindon_till_I_die says...

Andrew Fitton saved our club. Paulo Di'canio and his agent were always going to bankrupt it.Thank you Mr Black for your time and money especially if you have had to write off any of it.It's now time for a reality check and for us to
learn to live within our means as Andrew Fitton intended.Do us a favour Paulo walk and take your agent with you!
Andrew Fitton saved our club. Paulo Di'canio and his agent were always going to bankrupt it.Thank you Mr Black for your time and money especially if you have had to write off any of it.It's now time for a reality check and for us to learn to live within our means as Andrew Fitton intended.Do us a favour Paulo walk and take your agent with you! Swindon_till_I_die
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1:31am Thu 31 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Highworth red wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
King Red wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
John Young's Grumpy wrote:
Not sure who all these new posters are....

Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club.

If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em!

Patience!!!
Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.
Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.
We sign who we want
We sign who we want
We're AFC BOURNEMOUTH
We sign who we want.
Just had a dream......If football league okay takeover then Ritchie transfer is off! Reason to try for a deal now is to get paperwork done quickly if takeover isn't agreed tomorrow. Who knows until tomorrow.... That would leave you sad AFCB fans with egg on your smug little faces.
Ah Bless, Sweet dreams fella.
Unfortunately things will still be the same for you tomorrow. Your best player finally found some ambition. 400k, who would have thought it.???.
Who says Ritchie was our best player, you don't watch Town so how would you know. He was certainly much better last season, but since we loaned out Caddis to Brum, he hasnt been the same player. He is a loss yes, but we wernt effected at all when he was last injured. We have a quality squad, one that is above you in the league and if I were a betting man, would say we will also finish the season above you.
Glad to see you made it back to ur own site Highworthinb-red.
How do i know Ritchie WAS ur best player????. Well, we didn't offer to buy any of ur other players did we.????
To be honest i would not even be on here if you lot had not been so smug in the past regarding Ritchie.
Who knows we might even loan him back if you ask nicely. Dont you just love the January sales.?????.
[quote][p][bold]Highworth red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]King Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: Not sure who all these new posters are.... Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club. If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em! Patience!!![/p][/quote]Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.[/p][/quote]Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.[/p][/quote]We sign who we want We sign who we want We're AFC BOURNEMOUTH We sign who we want.[/p][/quote]Just had a dream......If football league okay takeover then Ritchie transfer is off! Reason to try for a deal now is to get paperwork done quickly if takeover isn't agreed tomorrow. Who knows until tomorrow.... That would leave you sad AFCB fans with egg on your smug little faces.[/p][/quote]Ah Bless, Sweet dreams fella. Unfortunately things will still be the same for you tomorrow. Your best player finally found some ambition. 400k, who would have thought it.???.[/p][/quote]Who says Ritchie was our best player, you don't watch Town so how would you know. He was certainly much better last season, but since we loaned out Caddis to Brum, he hasnt been the same player. He is a loss yes, but we wernt effected at all when he was last injured. We have a quality squad, one that is above you in the league and if I were a betting man, would say we will also finish the season above you.[/p][/quote]Glad to see you made it back to ur own site Highworthinb-red. How do i know Ritchie WAS ur best player????. Well, we didn't offer to buy any of ur other players did we.???? To be honest i would not even be on here if you lot had not been so smug in the past regarding Ritchie. Who knows we might even loan him back if you ask nicely. Dont you just love the January sales.?????. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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1:38am Thu 31 Jan 13

Swindon_till_I_die says...

STEADY EDDIE You will go the way of Portsmouth when your backers pull out as they eventually will.
STEADY EDDIE You will go the way of Portsmouth when your backers pull out as they eventually will. Swindon_till_I_die
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1:46am Thu 31 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
King Red wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
John Young's Grumpy wrote:
Not sure who all these new posters are....

Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club.

If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em!

Patience!!!
Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.
Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.
We sign who we want
We sign who we want
We're AFC BOURNEMOUTH
We sign who we want.
Just had a dream......If football league okay takeover then Ritchie transfer is off! Reason to try for a deal now is to get paperwork done quickly if takeover isn't agreed tomorrow. Who knows until tomorrow.... That would leave you sad AFCB fans with egg on your smug little faces.
Ah Bless, Sweet dreams fella.
Unfortunately things will still be the same for you tomorrow. Your best player finally found some ambition. 400k, who would have thought it.???.
O dear the t0sser from the Elephants grave yard has showed up again,wait until the Russian does one and your sharing a park pitch with a real south coast club with real fans not 3500 you get,sustainability to long a word for you to understand at the minute but when its to late for you to contemplate it will almost certainly kick you up the arse,park boys from the elephants grave yard is who you really are!.
Ahh, you a bit sore as well son, never mind time is a great healer. Must have been a huge shock losing ur best player to the little team down the road.
We have most certainly been in your current position and possibly will again, but for the moment we are enjoying the ride, you know, bit like when you lot nick a car and take it for a joyride.
Dont you worry your little self about whats going on at DC, best get ur own house in order first. Championship, ur avvin a larf.!!!!.
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]King Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: Not sure who all these new posters are.... Instead of all the panic and depression, the second guessing of what is going on, suggest we try and be patient and wait for the facts from the club. If Ritchie is going so be it, there is a club and a team here, not about just one player however good he is. We don't know if and who may replace him - if he is gone!! Lot of AFCB posters winding up so sod em! Patience!!![/p][/quote]Mate, if you still need confirmation, go on official afcb site. Your ex best player is pictured with an afcb shirt. Bargain, he should make our bench on saturday.[/p][/quote]Could be a pay back in a twisted way - we grabbed a certain Charlie Austin from under your noses whilst you were struggling with admin.[/p][/quote]We sign who we want We sign who we want We're AFC BOURNEMOUTH We sign who we want.[/p][/quote]Just had a dream......If football league okay takeover then Ritchie transfer is off! Reason to try for a deal now is to get paperwork done quickly if takeover isn't agreed tomorrow. Who knows until tomorrow.... That would leave you sad AFCB fans with egg on your smug little faces.[/p][/quote]Ah Bless, Sweet dreams fella. Unfortunately things will still be the same for you tomorrow. Your best player finally found some ambition. 400k, who would have thought it.???.[/p][/quote]O dear the t0sser from the Elephants grave yard has showed up again,wait until the Russian does one and your sharing a park pitch with a real south coast club with real fans not 3500 you get,sustainability to long a word for you to understand at the minute but when its to late for you to contemplate it will almost certainly kick you up the arse,park boys from the elephants grave yard is who you really are!.[/p][/quote]Ahh, you a bit sore as well son, never mind time is a great healer. Must have been a huge shock losing ur best player to the little team down the road. We have most certainly been in your current position and possibly will again, but for the moment we are enjoying the ride, you know, bit like when you lot nick a car and take it for a joyride. Dont you worry your little self about whats going on at DC, best get ur own house in order first. Championship, ur avvin a larf.!!!!. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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1:55am Thu 31 Jan 13

Kingseleven says...

I'm a pro PDC fan and hope he stays. But ( and I'm only playing devils advocate here ) if he goes does that mean we can get Caddis back ?.....Just saying.

On a personal note though I want PDC to see us into the championship and I hope Matt's cheap sale was just to raise some instant cash for the few players that Paulo wants to get us up.

I also wish Matt well and thanks for all you did. It was special. Hope Pompey get some cash out of it too.

Fingers crossed for Charlie AUSTIN to be sold, with a bit more cash coming our way.

Nighshift tonight.....Not just a case of can't sleep ...haha
I'm a pro PDC fan and hope he stays. But ( and I'm only playing devils advocate here ) if he goes does that mean we can get Caddis back ?.....Just saying. On a personal note though I want PDC to see us into the championship and I hope Matt's cheap sale was just to raise some instant cash for the few players that Paulo wants to get us up. I also wish Matt well and thanks for all you did. It was special. Hope Pompey get some cash out of it too. Fingers crossed for Charlie AUSTIN to be sold, with a bit more cash coming our way. Nighshift tonight.....Not just a case of can't sleep ...haha Kingseleven
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1:57am Thu 31 Jan 13

madterrier says...

Blonde bimbo on Sky Sports just announced that 'a consortium led by Andrew Black has reached an agreement to take over Swindon'.

What hope is there with journalists???
Blonde bimbo on Sky Sports just announced that 'a consortium led by Andrew Black has reached an agreement to take over Swindon'. What hope is there with journalists??? madterrier
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2:03am Thu 31 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Swindon_till_I_die wrote:
STEADY EDDIE You will go the way of Portsmouth when your backers pull out as they eventually will.
Yep you are possibly right, but for now we will live for the moment, and relax safe in the knowledge that you lot will be gone under long before.!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Swindon_till_I_die[/bold] wrote: STEADY EDDIE You will go the way of Portsmouth when your backers pull out as they eventually will.[/p][/quote]Yep you are possibly right, but for now we will live for the moment, and relax safe in the knowledge that you lot will be gone under long before.!!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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3:42am Thu 31 Jan 13

topsecret says...

The Jockster wrote:
LR & Wizard I've booked you in for a reality check halls of fame -Jim Royle -redeveloped ground-Jim Royle THERE IS NO MONEY!! Get it chaps? Still Wiz your wish is about to come true? "Our manager or Canioman" will be off so you can as his biggest fan say arividerchi :)
Now then now then boys and girls , whats all this then J.S. back with a new name (wonder what the J.S stands for ?) and returning to form obviously as a big stfc fan his worry and sympathy are there for all to see instead of his bullsh** about knowing people in the press lol
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: LR & Wizard I've booked you in for a reality check halls of fame -Jim Royle -redeveloped ground-Jim Royle THERE IS NO MONEY!! Get it chaps? Still Wiz your wish is about to come true? "Our manager or Canioman" will be off so you can as his biggest fan say arividerchi :)[/p][/quote]Now then now then boys and girls , whats all this then J.S. back with a new name (wonder what the J.S stands for ?) and returning to form obviously as a big stfc fan his worry and sympathy are there for all to see instead of his bullsh** about knowing people in the press lol topsecret
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6:26am Thu 31 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Swindon_till_I_die wrote:
STEADY EDDIE You will go the way of Portsmouth when your backers pull out as they eventually will.
Yep you are possibly right, but for now we will live for the moment, and relax safe in the knowledge that you lot will be gone under long before.!!!!
Steady - make hay while the sun shines - we did and it was good but like a load are saying - look out for what is round the corner ....

As the saying goes - look after the ones while on the way up , you might meet them again when on the way down.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon_till_I_die[/bold] wrote: STEADY EDDIE You will go the way of Portsmouth when your backers pull out as they eventually will.[/p][/quote]Yep you are possibly right, but for now we will live for the moment, and relax safe in the knowledge that you lot will be gone under long before.!!!![/p][/quote]Steady - make hay while the sun shines - we did and it was good but like a load are saying - look out for what is round the corner .... As the saying goes - look after the ones while on the way up , you might meet them again when on the way down. Chish and Fips
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6:26am Thu 31 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Swindon_till_I_die wrote:
STEADY EDDIE You will go the way of Portsmouth when your backers pull out as they eventually will.
Yep you are possibly right, but for now we will live for the moment, and relax safe in the knowledge that you lot will be gone under long before.!!!!
Steady - make hay while the sun shines - we did and it was good but like a load are saying - look out for what is round the corner ....

As the saying goes - look after the ones while on the way up , you might meet them again when on the way down.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon_till_I_die[/bold] wrote: STEADY EDDIE You will go the way of Portsmouth when your backers pull out as they eventually will.[/p][/quote]Yep you are possibly right, but for now we will live for the moment, and relax safe in the knowledge that you lot will be gone under long before.!!!![/p][/quote]Steady - make hay while the sun shines - we did and it was good but like a load are saying - look out for what is round the corner .... As the saying goes - look after the ones while on the way up , you might meet them again when on the way down. Chish and Fips
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