Ritchie completes Bournemouth move

Swindon Advertiser: Matt Ritchie Matt Ritchie

SWINDON winger Matt Ritchie has tonight completed a move to Swindon Town's League One promotion rivals AFC Bournemouth.

Ritchie has signed a three and a half year deal at Dean Court for a fee the Advertiser believes to be around £500,000.

The Cherries have made no secret of their long-standing interest in Ritchie, having openly tabled a bid for the highly-rated youngster in December 2011.

The 23-year-old was a vital part of the Robins side that earned promotion last season, winning the npower League Two player of the year award in the process, and has scored 10 goals in 32 appearances so far this season.

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10:14pm Wed 30 Jan 13

red white says...

WTF. Bournemouth?! You cannot be serious.
WTF. Bournemouth?! You cannot be serious. red white

10:17pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

Good luck - not sure why this came about - but hope its not a backwards move for you, I don't see Bournemouth as much of a good career move, I'm sure you could have done better, trying not to sound like sour grapes but thats how I see it.
Good luck - not sure why this came about - but hope its not a backwards move for you, I don't see Bournemouth as much of a good career move, I'm sure you could have done better, trying not to sound like sour grapes but thats how I see it. Chish and Fips

10:21pm Wed 30 Jan 13

southside7 says...

Matt, you are championship level, surprised by this. Good luck and thanks for all the excitement and quality you gave us as fans. Gutted.
Matt, you are championship level, surprised by this. Good luck and thanks for all the excitement and quality you gave us as fans. Gutted. southside7

10:26pm Wed 30 Jan 13

super red says...

Ok, seriously, can we call benson back?
Ok, seriously, can we call benson back? super red

10:26pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Newbury STFC says...

I cannot believe we have let a player of his quality go to a rival for peanuts!! We never seem to get the true worth for our best players. What will Paolo do now? Good luck Matt and i am gutted to the core at this news.
I cannot believe we have let a player of his quality go to a rival for peanuts!! We never seem to get the true worth for our best players. What will Paolo do now? Good luck Matt and i am gutted to the core at this news. Newbury STFC

10:32pm Wed 30 Jan 13

swindonmatt says...

cant believe this gutted is a understatement. the board have questions to answer for this. just when we think championship football is a possibility its snatched away. why is it when things are going well it never lasts long. i could cry iam that angry.
cant believe this gutted is a understatement. the board have questions to answer for this. just when we think championship football is a possibility its snatched away. why is it when things are going well it never lasts long. i could cry iam that angry. swindonmatt

10:32pm Wed 30 Jan 13

your having a laugh111 says...

Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.
Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2. your having a laugh111

10:33pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Newbury STFC says...

red white wrote:
WTF. Bournemouth?! You cannot be serious.
A joke to be fair!!! How can this have happened? Gutted..............
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: WTF. Bournemouth?! You cannot be serious.[/p][/quote]A joke to be fair!!! How can this have happened? Gutted.............. Newbury STFC

10:36pm Wed 30 Jan 13

TenerifeRed says...

Gutted and a ridiculously low valuation for a player of his class.
I can only imagine this is some kind of payoff for the outgoing owners and unfortunately there may be more to follow.
Let's hope we don't lose Paolo over this.
Gutted and a ridiculously low valuation for a player of his class. I can only imagine this is some kind of payoff for the outgoing owners and unfortunately there may be more to follow. Let's hope we don't lose Paolo over this. TenerifeRed

10:36pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Roger_Smart says...

So what does this tell us about the new ownership, the direction of the club and the ambition? PDC must be packing his bags right now. Its difficult to see the positive in this.
So what does this tell us about the new ownership, the direction of the club and the ambition? PDC must be packing his bags right now. Its difficult to see the positive in this. Roger_Smart

10:39pm Wed 30 Jan 13

your having a laugh111 says...

Roger_Smart wrote:
So what does this tell us about the new ownership, the direction of the club and the ambition? PDC must be packing his bags right now. Its difficult to see the positive in this.
The positives are at dean court come and watch and support us instead of the tripe Swindon will now be offering.
[quote][p][bold]Roger_Smart[/bold] wrote: So what does this tell us about the new ownership, the direction of the club and the ambition? PDC must be packing his bags right now. Its difficult to see the positive in this.[/p][/quote]The positives are at dean court come and watch and support us instead of the tripe Swindon will now be offering. your having a laugh111

10:40pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Newbury STFC says...

your having a laugh111 wrote:
Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.
Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC
[quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.[/p][/quote]Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC Newbury STFC

10:40pm Wed 30 Jan 13

STFC MARLOW says...

This is a DISGRACE!! One of the players to take us to the Championship.

PDC can't have been involved in this. I'm sure he must be seething!!

#nothappy
This is a DISGRACE!! One of the players to take us to the Championship. PDC can't have been involved in this. I'm sure he must be seething!! #nothappy STFC MARLOW

10:43pm Wed 30 Jan 13

your having a laugh111 says...

Newbury STFC wrote:
your having a laugh111 wrote:
Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.
Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC
Your gate receipts have got you 13miliion in debt so you now have to give your only player away. Have fun on the slide down l1.
[quote][p][bold]Newbury STFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.[/p][/quote]Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC[/p][/quote]Your gate receipts have got you 13miliion in debt so you now have to give your only player away. Have fun on the slide down l1. your having a laugh111

10:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

SeanG92 says...

Okay this is going to sound like sour grapes, bit in all honesty for most of the season, Ritchie has seemed very much off the ball in games. I think they have a got a good player for 400k and obviously would have preferred to keep him, but for 400k i think we can easily get another player in who can be just as, if not more, effective than Ritchie has been this season.

Anyway, best of luck to Matt at Bornemouth. Lets just show him that he should have stayed here by beating them to promotion!!
Okay this is going to sound like sour grapes, bit in all honesty for most of the season, Ritchie has seemed very much off the ball in games. I think they have a got a good player for 400k and obviously would have preferred to keep him, but for 400k i think we can easily get another player in who can be just as, if not more, effective than Ritchie has been this season. Anyway, best of luck to Matt at Bornemouth. Lets just show him that he should have stayed here by beating them to promotion!! SeanG92

10:49pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Roger_Smart says...

your having a laugh111 wrote:
Roger_Smart wrote:
So what does this tell us about the new ownership, the direction of the club and the ambition? PDC must be packing his bags right now. Its difficult to see the positive in this.
The positives are at dean court come and watch and support us instead of the tripe Swindon will now be offering.
No .. Bournemouth will always be Bournemouth ..never going anywhere. Its just that the Town had the beating of this league and now seem prepared to give that up to pay off the ex-owners.
[quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roger_Smart[/bold] wrote: So what does this tell us about the new ownership, the direction of the club and the ambition? PDC must be packing his bags right now. Its difficult to see the positive in this.[/p][/quote]The positives are at dean court come and watch and support us instead of the tripe Swindon will now be offering.[/p][/quote]No .. Bournemouth will always be Bournemouth ..never going anywhere. Its just that the Town had the beating of this league and now seem prepared to give that up to pay off the ex-owners. Roger_Smart

10:53pm Wed 30 Jan 13

peatmoorred says...

your having a laugh111 wrote:
Newbury STFC wrote:
your having a laugh111 wrote:
Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.
Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC
Your gate receipts have got you 13miliion in debt so you now have to give your only player away. Have fun on the slide down l1.
You thick ****!! Press the back button and do a bit of reading 9.5-10m of that so called debt has been written off, when your Russian mob decide they have had enough your proxy little club will be in debt to them , just like man c Chelsea Liverpool and the rest of the pl bar a few are in debt to there owners ... Thought you had unis down in gay town???
[quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Newbury STFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.[/p][/quote]Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC[/p][/quote]Your gate receipts have got you 13miliion in debt so you now have to give your only player away. Have fun on the slide down l1.[/p][/quote]You thick ****!! Press the back button and do a bit of reading 9.5-10m of that so called debt has been written off, when your Russian mob decide they have had enough your proxy little club will be in debt to them , just like man c Chelsea Liverpool and the rest of the pl bar a few are in debt to there owners ... Thought you had unis down in gay town??? peatmoorred

10:54pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Ashleyafcb says...

Hahaha lets all laugh at your song "youll never sign matt ritchie" another statment and good january sale price 400k when we offerd 900k 6 months ago
Hahaha lets all laugh at your song "youll never sign matt ritchie" another statment and good january sale price 400k when we offerd 900k 6 months ago Ashleyafcb

10:55pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Ashleyafcb says...

peatmoorred wrote:
your having a laugh111 wrote:
Newbury STFC wrote:
your having a laugh111 wrote:
Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.
Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC
Your gate receipts have got you 13miliion in debt so you now have to give your only player away. Have fun on the slide down l1.
You thick ****!! Press the back button and do a bit of reading 9.5-10m of that so called debt has been written off, when your Russian mob decide they have had enough your proxy little club will be in debt to them , just like man c Chelsea Liverpool and the rest of the pl bar a few are in debt to there owners ... Thought you had unis down in gay town???
Our gate 1k more than yours ......
[quote][p][bold]peatmoorred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Newbury STFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.[/p][/quote]Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC[/p][/quote]Your gate receipts have got you 13miliion in debt so you now have to give your only player away. Have fun on the slide down l1.[/p][/quote]You thick ****!! Press the back button and do a bit of reading 9.5-10m of that so called debt has been written off, when your Russian mob decide they have had enough your proxy little club will be in debt to them , just like man c Chelsea Liverpool and the rest of the pl bar a few are in debt to there owners ... Thought you had unis down in gay town???[/p][/quote]Our gate 1k more than yours ...... Ashleyafcb

10:57pm Wed 30 Jan 13

peatmoorred says...

And to all the doom and gloom merchants Ritchie could have broke his leg in the next game and been out for rest of season doesn't mean we won't get promoted , this isn't Ritchie fc we have other players or could enable us to bring a gem in we don't know .. Untill we know facts he could have requested it ect ect
And to all the doom and gloom merchants Ritchie could have broke his leg in the next game and been out for rest of season doesn't mean we won't get promoted , this isn't Ritchie fc we have other players or could enable us to bring a gem in we don't know .. Untill we know facts he could have requested it ect ect peatmoorred

11:02pm Wed 30 Jan 13

ramsbury_man says...

peatmoorred wrote:
And to all the doom and gloom merchants Ritchie could have broke his leg in the next game and been out for rest of season doesn't mean we won't get promoted , this isn't Ritchie fc we have other players or could enable us to bring a gem in we don't know .. Untill we know facts he could have requested it ect ect
What a ridiculous post. Fans have every right to show a bit of 'doom and gloom' when our best player has just been sold, for a very low fee, and to a promotion rival.
Its not quite Duncan Shearer being sold to Blackburn - which was a real sickener - but its still same old Swindon.

For Ritchie I'm really surprised, I'm sure he's been offered good money, but I'm amazed he hasn't gone to a Championship club. Maybe he is too?
[quote][p][bold]peatmoorred[/bold] wrote: And to all the doom and gloom merchants Ritchie could have broke his leg in the next game and been out for rest of season doesn't mean we won't get promoted , this isn't Ritchie fc we have other players or could enable us to bring a gem in we don't know .. Untill we know facts he could have requested it ect ect[/p][/quote]What a ridiculous post. Fans have every right to show a bit of 'doom and gloom' when our best player has just been sold, for a very low fee, and to a promotion rival. Its not quite Duncan Shearer being sold to Blackburn - which was a real sickener - but its still same old Swindon. For Ritchie I'm really surprised, I'm sure he's been offered good money, but I'm amazed he hasn't gone to a Championship club. Maybe he is too? ramsbury_man

11:08pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Fernham Red says...

!!!!!?????
Did not see this one coming; I'm worried Paulo has already gone too.
A bad day in our club's history and a turning point for sure.
!!!!!????? Did not see this one coming; I'm worried Paulo has already gone too. A bad day in our club's history and a turning point for sure. Fernham Red

11:09pm Wed 30 Jan 13

peatmoorred says...

ramsbury_man wrote:
peatmoorred wrote:
And to all the doom and gloom merchants Ritchie could have broke his leg in the next game and been out for rest of season doesn't mean we won't get promoted , this isn't Ritchie fc we have other players or could enable us to bring a gem in we don't know .. Untill we know facts he could have requested it ect ect
What a ridiculous post. Fans have every right to show a bit of 'doom and gloom' when our best player has just been sold, for a very low fee, and to a promotion rival.
Its not quite Duncan Shearer being sold to Blackburn - which was a real sickener - but its still same old Swindon.

For Ritchie I'm really surprised, I'm sure he's been offered good money, but I'm amazed he hasn't gone to a Championship club. Maybe he is too?
Not saying I'm disappointed too but for what ever reason they decided to sell him we don't know the truth and doubt we will but there are other players and just like caddis may give some one else a chance to shine , I ment doom and gloom for people on here twitter and Facebook for saying our season is over ... It isn't
[quote][p][bold]ramsbury_man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoorred[/bold] wrote: And to all the doom and gloom merchants Ritchie could have broke his leg in the next game and been out for rest of season doesn't mean we won't get promoted , this isn't Ritchie fc we have other players or could enable us to bring a gem in we don't know .. Untill we know facts he could have requested it ect ect[/p][/quote]What a ridiculous post. Fans have every right to show a bit of 'doom and gloom' when our best player has just been sold, for a very low fee, and to a promotion rival. Its not quite Duncan Shearer being sold to Blackburn - which was a real sickener - but its still same old Swindon. For Ritchie I'm really surprised, I'm sure he's been offered good money, but I'm amazed he hasn't gone to a Championship club. Maybe he is too?[/p][/quote]Not saying I'm disappointed too but for what ever reason they decided to sell him we don't know the truth and doubt we will but there are other players and just like caddis may give some one else a chance to shine , I ment doom and gloom for people on here twitter and Facebook for saying our season is over ... It isn't peatmoorred

11:14pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Fenris382 says...

Ashleyafcb wrote:
peatmoorred wrote:
your having a laugh111 wrote:
Newbury STFC wrote:
your having a laugh111 wrote:
Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.
Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC
Your gate receipts have got you 13miliion in debt so you now have to give your only player away. Have fun on the slide down l1.
You thick ****!! Press the back button and do a bit of reading 9.5-10m of that so called debt has been written off, when your Russian mob decide they have had enough your proxy little club will be in debt to them , just like man c Chelsea Liverpool and the rest of the pl bar a few are in debt to there owners ... Thought you had unis down in gay town???
Our gate 1k more than yours ......
What site are you looking at? Cloud-cuckoo.com our average this season over 1500 more than afcb your highest league only 8500
[quote][p][bold]Ashleyafcb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoorred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Newbury STFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.[/p][/quote]Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC[/p][/quote]Your gate receipts have got you 13miliion in debt so you now have to give your only player away. Have fun on the slide down l1.[/p][/quote]You thick ****!! Press the back button and do a bit of reading 9.5-10m of that so called debt has been written off, when your Russian mob decide they have had enough your proxy little club will be in debt to them , just like man c Chelsea Liverpool and the rest of the pl bar a few are in debt to there owners ... Thought you had unis down in gay town???[/p][/quote]Our gate 1k more than yours ......[/p][/quote]What site are you looking at? Cloud-cuckoo.com our average this season over 1500 more than afcb your highest league only 8500 Fenris382

11:15pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Lazaat says...

Ok lads so we now know everything we need to know about the new people? First day they are in charge we sell our best player for 500k when I believe we turned down 900k last year! That tells us the new people won't be investing so forget promotion this year and expect other players to follow...and Paulo to go very soon?
Ok lads so we now know everything we need to know about the new people? First day they are in charge we sell our best player for 500k when I believe we turned down 900k last year! That tells us the new people won't be investing so forget promotion this year and expect other players to follow...and Paulo to go very soon? Lazaat

11:16pm Wed 30 Jan 13

ramsbury_man says...

peatmoorred wrote:
ramsbury_man wrote:
peatmoorred wrote:
And to all the doom and gloom merchants Ritchie could have broke his leg in the next game and been out for rest of season doesn't mean we won't get promoted , this isn't Ritchie fc we have other players or could enable us to bring a gem in we don't know .. Untill we know facts he could have requested it ect ect
What a ridiculous post. Fans have every right to show a bit of 'doom and gloom' when our best player has just been sold, for a very low fee, and to a promotion rival.
Its not quite Duncan Shearer being sold to Blackburn - which was a real sickener - but its still same old Swindon.

For Ritchie I'm really surprised, I'm sure he's been offered good money, but I'm amazed he hasn't gone to a Championship club. Maybe he is too?
Not saying I'm disappointed too but for what ever reason they decided to sell him we don't know the truth and doubt we will but there are other players and just like caddis may give some one else a chance to shine , I ment doom and gloom for people on here twitter and Facebook for saying our season is over ... It isn't
Fair comment! Its going to be a very interesting 24 hours from now... season could be over (Williams sold, Paolo leaves) / well on track by the end of tomorrow (no more first-team leavers, 1 quality in, Paolo happy!)
[quote][p][bold]peatmoorred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramsbury_man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoorred[/bold] wrote: And to all the doom and gloom merchants Ritchie could have broke his leg in the next game and been out for rest of season doesn't mean we won't get promoted , this isn't Ritchie fc we have other players or could enable us to bring a gem in we don't know .. Untill we know facts he could have requested it ect ect[/p][/quote]What a ridiculous post. Fans have every right to show a bit of 'doom and gloom' when our best player has just been sold, for a very low fee, and to a promotion rival. Its not quite Duncan Shearer being sold to Blackburn - which was a real sickener - but its still same old Swindon. For Ritchie I'm really surprised, I'm sure he's been offered good money, but I'm amazed he hasn't gone to a Championship club. Maybe he is too?[/p][/quote]Not saying I'm disappointed too but for what ever reason they decided to sell him we don't know the truth and doubt we will but there are other players and just like caddis may give some one else a chance to shine , I ment doom and gloom for people on here twitter and Facebook for saying our season is over ... It isn't[/p][/quote]Fair comment! Its going to be a very interesting 24 hours from now... season could be over (Williams sold, Paolo leaves) / well on track by the end of tomorrow (no more first-team leavers, 1 quality in, Paolo happy!) ramsbury_man

11:17pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

Newbury STFC wrote:
your having a laugh111 wrote:
Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.
Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC
Sadly it wont be us!
[quote][p][bold]Newbury STFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.[/p][/quote]Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC[/p][/quote]Sadly it wont be us! The Jockster

11:20pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

peatmoorred wrote:
ramsbury_man wrote:
peatmoorred wrote:
And to all the doom and gloom merchants Ritchie could have broke his leg in the next game and been out for rest of season doesn't mean we won't get promoted , this isn't Ritchie fc we have other players or could enable us to bring a gem in we don't know .. Untill we know facts he could have requested it ect ect
What a ridiculous post. Fans have every right to show a bit of 'doom and gloom' when our best player has just been sold, for a very low fee, and to a promotion rival.
Its not quite Duncan Shearer being sold to Blackburn - which was a real sickener - but its still same old Swindon.

For Ritchie I'm really surprised, I'm sure he's been offered good money, but I'm amazed he hasn't gone to a Championship club. Maybe he is too?
Not saying I'm disappointed too but for what ever reason they decided to sell him we don't know the truth and doubt we will but there are other players and just like caddis may give some one else a chance to shine , I ment doom and gloom for people on here twitter and Facebook for saying our season is over ... It isn't
OOOOOHHHH YYYYESSS IIITTT IISSS!
[quote][p][bold]peatmoorred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramsbury_man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoorred[/bold] wrote: And to all the doom and gloom merchants Ritchie could have broke his leg in the next game and been out for rest of season doesn't mean we won't get promoted , this isn't Ritchie fc we have other players or could enable us to bring a gem in we don't know .. Untill we know facts he could have requested it ect ect[/p][/quote]What a ridiculous post. Fans have every right to show a bit of 'doom and gloom' when our best player has just been sold, for a very low fee, and to a promotion rival. Its not quite Duncan Shearer being sold to Blackburn - which was a real sickener - but its still same old Swindon. For Ritchie I'm really surprised, I'm sure he's been offered good money, but I'm amazed he hasn't gone to a Championship club. Maybe he is too?[/p][/quote]Not saying I'm disappointed too but for what ever reason they decided to sell him we don't know the truth and doubt we will but there are other players and just like caddis may give some one else a chance to shine , I ment doom and gloom for people on here twitter and Facebook for saying our season is over ... It isn't[/p][/quote]OOOOOHHHH YYYYESSS IIITTT IISSS! The Jockster

11:20pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Pewsham Red says...

your having a laugh111 wrote:
Newbury STFC wrote:
your having a laugh111 wrote:
Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.
Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC
Your gate receipts have got you 13miliion in debt so you now have to give your only player away. Have fun on the slide down l1.
Clown! You are a div 4 team and will be back there soon enough. Now sod off to you own site you retard.
[quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Newbury STFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.[/p][/quote]Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC[/p][/quote]Your gate receipts have got you 13miliion in debt so you now have to give your only player away. Have fun on the slide down l1.[/p][/quote]Clown! You are a div 4 team and will be back there soon enough. Now sod off to you own site you retard. Pewsham Red

11:21pm Wed 30 Jan 13

forzaswindon12 says...

I think we deserve an explanation for this sale, when ritchie was being valued at 1.5 - 2 million by pdc/the club. he must have wanted to switch to bournemouth but i still think we should have asked for at least 1 million with high % sell on clause.
what odds can you get on a bournmouth-swindon top2 finish because I think that could happen.
I think we deserve an explanation for this sale, when ritchie was being valued at 1.5 - 2 million by pdc/the club. he must have wanted to switch to bournemouth but i still think we should have asked for at least 1 million with high % sell on clause. what odds can you get on a bournmouth-swindon top2 finish because I think that could happen. forzaswindon12

11:23pm Wed 30 Jan 13

red_welder says...

if mr black is unwilling to put anymore money in after writing off £10million maybe we had no choice but to sell.
club will be in limbo until takeover is approved and window shuts in less than 24hours
if mr black is unwilling to put anymore money in after writing off £10million maybe we had no choice but to sell. club will be in limbo until takeover is approved and window shuts in less than 24hours red_welder

11:27pm Wed 30 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Fenris382 wrote:
Ashleyafcb wrote:
peatmoorred wrote:
your having a laugh111 wrote:
Newbury STFC wrote:
your having a laugh111 wrote:
Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.
Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC
Your gate receipts have got you 13miliion in debt so you now have to give your only player away. Have fun on the slide down l1.
You thick ****!! Press the back button and do a bit of reading 9.5-10m of that so called debt has been written off, when your Russian mob decide they have had enough your proxy little club will be in debt to them , just like man c Chelsea Liverpool and the rest of the pl bar a few are in debt to there owners ... Thought you had unis down in gay town???
Our gate 1k more than yours ......
What site are you looking at? Cloud-cuckoo.com our average this season over 1500 more than afcb your highest league only 8500
Wrong..... Try again
[quote][p][bold]Fenris382[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ashleyafcb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoorred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Newbury STFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.[/p][/quote]Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC[/p][/quote]Your gate receipts have got you 13miliion in debt so you now have to give your only player away. Have fun on the slide down l1.[/p][/quote]You thick ****!! Press the back button and do a bit of reading 9.5-10m of that so called debt has been written off, when your Russian mob decide they have had enough your proxy little club will be in debt to them , just like man c Chelsea Liverpool and the rest of the pl bar a few are in debt to there owners ... Thought you had unis down in gay town???[/p][/quote]Our gate 1k more than yours ......[/p][/quote]What site are you looking at? Cloud-cuckoo.com our average this season over 1500 more than afcb your highest league only 8500[/p][/quote]Wrong..... Try again STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

11:28pm Wed 30 Jan 13

forzaswindon12 says...

does this mean we are keeping luke rooney now and hopefully get a loan or two in by end of tomorrow?
does this mean we are keeping luke rooney now and hopefully get a loan or two in by end of tomorrow? forzaswindon12

11:30pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Cookie43 says...

your having a laugh111 wrote:
Newbury STFC wrote:
your having a laugh111 wrote:
Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.
Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC
Your gate receipts have got you 13miliion in debt so you now have to give your only player away. Have fun on the slide down l1.
get your facts right before you open your in bred mouth. the new consortium will right of any debt as released in a statement by swindon town. Mummy is calling you time for bed you sad pathetic wa.ker!!!!
you must be a swindon town fan as you have spent so much time on our forums
[quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Newbury STFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.[/p][/quote]Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC[/p][/quote]Your gate receipts have got you 13miliion in debt so you now have to give your only player away. Have fun on the slide down l1.[/p][/quote]get your facts right before you open your in bred mouth. the new consortium will right of any debt as released in a statement by swindon town. Mummy is calling you time for bed you sad pathetic wa.ker!!!! you must be a swindon town fan as you have spent so much time on our forums Cookie43

11:31pm Wed 30 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
your having a laugh111 wrote:
Newbury STFC wrote:
your having a laugh111 wrote:
Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.
Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC
Your gate receipts have got you 13miliion in debt so you now have to give your only player away. Have fun on the slide down l1.
Clown! You are a div 4 team and will be back there soon enough. Now sod off to you own site you retard.
Oooooooooh, so touchy. Have you had a bad day.????. Anyone would think you just sold the crown jewels for peanuts.!!!!.
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Newbury STFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.[/p][/quote]Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC[/p][/quote]Your gate receipts have got you 13miliion in debt so you now have to give your only player away. Have fun on the slide down l1.[/p][/quote]Clown! You are a div 4 team and will be back there soon enough. Now sod off to you own site you retard.[/p][/quote]Oooooooooh, so touchy. Have you had a bad day.????. Anyone would think you just sold the crown jewels for peanuts.!!!!. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

11:32pm Wed 30 Jan 13

red_welder says...

did ritchie ask to talk to them or was he told to go?
terms were agreeded very quickly
did ritchie ask to talk to them or was he told to go? terms were agreeded very quickly red_welder

11:41pm Wed 30 Jan 13

FORZASTFC says...

your having a laugh111 wrote:
Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.
Dream on ya muppet? Dream on. We will always be above you. Remember your place, always below us. Lol
[quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.[/p][/quote]Dream on ya muppet? Dream on. We will always be above you. Remember your place, always below us. Lol FORZASTFC

11:41pm Wed 30 Jan 13

pehf1rules says...

We will GIVE you Wes Thomas !!!! He could do a job for you as he can't do bugger all for us . Very surprised that we have got him for so little, and hope your club can still go forward and we BOTH go up.
We will GIVE you Wes Thomas !!!! He could do a job for you as he can't do bugger all for us . Very surprised that we have got him for so little, and hope your club can still go forward and we BOTH go up. pehf1rules

11:50pm Wed 30 Jan 13

swindonjason says...

I really cannot understand why we HAD to sell Matt Ritchie for a very small fee, when they offered nearly a million a year ago (he was then a League 2 player).

I therefore have to ask the following questions:-

1) Why?
2) Who is next?
3) Why sell to a rival League 1 team who are also challenging the promotion places
4) Do Pompey receive any cash as a sell on (despite their situation)

Personally, I think this is bad business on behalf of the club, and cannot admit to worry that dark times are ahead.

Anyway, I will finish by thanking Matt Rithie for the good times he had at SN1 and hope the move works out for him. However, I stress that I would have thought he would have wanted to better himself and play at a higher level.

Bournemouth have a great manager and are willing to splash the cash, but they were a poor team on both occasions against us and don't think they will be in the promotion mix up at the end of the season.
I really cannot understand why we HAD to sell Matt Ritchie for a very small fee, when they offered nearly a million a year ago (he was then a League 2 player). I therefore have to ask the following questions:- 1) Why? 2) Who is next? 3) Why sell to a rival League 1 team who are also challenging the promotion places 4) Do Pompey receive any cash as a sell on (despite their situation) Personally, I think this is bad business on behalf of the club, and cannot admit to worry that dark times are ahead. Anyway, I will finish by thanking Matt Rithie for the good times he had at SN1 and hope the move works out for him. However, I stress that I would have thought he would have wanted to better himself and play at a higher level. Bournemouth have a great manager and are willing to splash the cash, but they were a poor team on both occasions against us and don't think they will be in the promotion mix up at the end of the season. swindonjason

12:03am Thu 31 Jan 13

bearwoodred says...

your having a laugh111 wrote:
Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.
should have spent the money on a keeper instead! Calamity will keep you down. Tell me is arry still advising you from his overpriced Sandbanks house or does Howe manage it all by himself now? As for ambition half your population is over 90 - now trott on an get your purple rinse done its fading like ya club.

Ritchie just wants to be nearer to Portsmouth.
[quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.[/p][/quote]should have spent the money on a keeper instead! Calamity will keep you down. Tell me is arry still advising you from his overpriced Sandbanks house or does Howe manage it all by himself now? As for ambition half your population is over 90 - now trott on an get your purple rinse done its fading like ya club. Ritchie just wants to be nearer to Portsmouth. bearwoodred

12:16am Thu 31 Jan 13

MattyAFCB says...

I've got no idea what Matt Richie is like (not seen him play), but going by the rumoured sums of previous bids and how you guys talk about him, i can only presume he is a really decent player and will only benefit Bournemouth.

I do feel sorry for you because we went through a similar patch after we got promoted from L2; Pitman got sold for approx £400k in August 2010 which was gutting considering he was the one who got us promoted that season; then followed McQuoid and then Howe.

We can only count ourselves lucky that we now have a wealthy backer who seems to be putting the money in and, co-incidently, bought us back the likes of Pitman, McQuoid and Howe!

I do hope you guys are in the mix come the end of the season as you've done so well and have a manager that has Swindon Town very close to his heart.

All the best,

Matt
I've got no idea what Matt Richie is like (not seen him play), but going by the rumoured sums of previous bids and how you guys talk about him, i can only presume he is a really decent player and will only benefit Bournemouth. I do feel sorry for you because we went through a similar patch after we got promoted from L2; Pitman got sold for approx £400k in August 2010 which was gutting considering he was the one who got us promoted that season; then followed McQuoid and then Howe. We can only count ourselves lucky that we now have a wealthy backer who seems to be putting the money in and, co-incidently, bought us back the likes of Pitman, McQuoid and Howe! I do hope you guys are in the mix come the end of the season as you've done so well and have a manager that has Swindon Town very close to his heart. All the best, Matt MattyAFCB

12:17am Thu 31 Jan 13

Cookie43 says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Pewsham Red wrote:
your having a laugh111 wrote:
Newbury STFC wrote:
your having a laugh111 wrote:
Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.
Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC
Your gate receipts have got you 13miliion in debt so you now have to give your only player away. Have fun on the slide down l1.
Clown! You are a div 4 team and will be back there soon enough. Now sod off to you own site you retard.
Oooooooooh, so touchy. Have you had a bad day.????. Anyone would think you just sold the crown jewels for peanuts.!!!!.
you always will be a conference club and remember your place always in our shadow and below us now jog on little man mummy telling you its time for bed.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Newbury STFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.[/p][/quote]Hahahaha!!! Your gate receipts won't even cover his wages. you must have a short memory as this has happened to you in the past and it's gutting for the fans. Lets see the league table at the end of the season and see who is laughing!! STFC[/p][/quote]Your gate receipts have got you 13miliion in debt so you now have to give your only player away. Have fun on the slide down l1.[/p][/quote]Clown! You are a div 4 team and will be back there soon enough. Now sod off to you own site you retard.[/p][/quote]Oooooooooh, so touchy. Have you had a bad day.????. Anyone would think you just sold the crown jewels for peanuts.!!!!.[/p][/quote]you always will be a conference club and remember your place always in our shadow and below us now jog on little man mummy telling you its time for bed. Cookie43

12:22am Thu 31 Jan 13

madterrier says...

Don't get me wrong, I'm absolutely gutted by this, but I could see it coming. There's no smoke without fire. I headed off to football training tonight hoping the rumours would not crystallise but they have.

But what I feared before I went out is what I have been worried about all along. The insistence by Andrew Black that a deal be concluded by 31 January. Why? That only ever meant one thing - that player sales were one of Black's bargaining chips.

So I would not blame the 'new' owners. This was probably part of some desperate, last minute and complex bargaining between both parties.

I posted yesterday that I would be very surprised if Patey or someone else had not secretly already been talking to clubs about the sale of prized assets. There was only two days of the transfer window left, FFS. And Ritchie always headed that list.

Of course, Bournemouth have managed to steal a bargain in this unnecessary and poorly conducted fire sale. £300,000 less than their offer in the summer, and at least £1 million less than Ritchie is worth. Ridiculous.

This has been a very poorly played hand by Black and Patey. I'd love to play these two at poker. If they wanted a bidding war they could have got a lot more money for Ritchie early in January. And more for the club and their debts had they started in earnest in November. Now they've got peanuts instead. The sudden and self-imposed deadline of 31 January was financial suicide, and we fans have only be able to watch on aghast as events have unfolded.

I wouldn't blame the new owners. To me this smells of the old owners wanting some hard cash packed into their takeaway bag - however much less this amount is than it could have been.

It all leaves a gut-churning wrench in the stomach and hardly helps our promotion aspirations. To Bournemouth of all people. Chavs. And then there's Paolo...

But we'll still be Swindon supporters when we wake up tomorrow morning, and will continue to be Swindon supporters through thick and thin.
Don't get me wrong, I'm absolutely gutted by this, but I could see it coming. There's no smoke without fire. I headed off to football training tonight hoping the rumours would not crystallise but they have. But what I feared before I went out is what I have been worried about all along. The insistence by Andrew Black that a deal be concluded by 31 January. Why? That only ever meant one thing - that player sales were one of Black's bargaining chips. So I would not blame the 'new' owners. This was probably part of some desperate, last minute and complex bargaining between both parties. I posted yesterday that I would be very surprised if Patey or someone else had not secretly already been talking to clubs about the sale of prized assets. There was only two days of the transfer window left, FFS. And Ritchie always headed that list. Of course, Bournemouth have managed to steal a bargain in this unnecessary and poorly conducted fire sale. £300,000 less than their offer in the summer, and at least £1 million less than Ritchie is worth. Ridiculous. This has been a very poorly played hand by Black and Patey. I'd love to play these two at poker. If they wanted a bidding war they could have got a lot more money for Ritchie early in January. And more for the club and their debts had they started in earnest in November. Now they've got peanuts instead. The sudden and self-imposed deadline of 31 January was financial suicide, and we fans have only be able to watch on aghast as events have unfolded. I wouldn't blame the new owners. To me this smells of the old owners wanting some hard cash packed into their takeaway bag - however much less this amount is than it could have been. It all leaves a gut-churning wrench in the stomach and hardly helps our promotion aspirations. To Bournemouth of all people. Chavs. And then there's Paolo... But we'll still be Swindon supporters when we wake up tomorrow morning, and will continue to be Swindon supporters through thick and thin. madterrier

12:25am Thu 31 Jan 13

red_welder says...

Will afcb now go over the 65% limit and face a transfer embargo
Will afcb now go over the 65% limit and face a transfer embargo red_welder

12:34am Thu 31 Jan 13

madterrier says...

And I assume that this article was written by the night porter or the cleaning lady....

But a headline of 'Ritchie completes Bournemouth move'??!!! It's pathetic. As if this was deal all flagged a while ago, virtually done and dusted, and now finally, just the formalities have been completed.

Tosh.

Rather than something that has come out of the blue, and is a real kick in the teeth to Swindon fans. And without explanation.

Selling your best player, the most valuable asset, at a knockdown price, and to a promotion rival, is a BIG story. It deserves more than just an anaemic 'Ritchie completes Bournemouth move' headline.

Oh well. Just sayin'
And I assume that this article was written by the night porter or the cleaning lady.... But a headline of 'Ritchie completes Bournemouth move'??!!! It's pathetic. As if this was deal all flagged a while ago, virtually done and dusted, and now finally, just the formalities have been completed. Tosh. Rather than something that has come out of the blue, and is a real kick in the teeth to Swindon fans. And without explanation. Selling your best player, the most valuable asset, at a knockdown price, and to a promotion rival, is a BIG story. It deserves more than just an anaemic 'Ritchie completes Bournemouth move' headline. Oh well. Just sayin' madterrier

12:51am Thu 31 Jan 13

swindonjason says...

madterrier wrote:
And I assume that this article was written by the night porter or the cleaning lady.... But a headline of 'Ritchie completes Bournemouth move'??!!! It's pathetic. As if this was deal all flagged a while ago, virtually done and dusted, and now finally, just the formalities have been completed. Tosh. Rather than something that has come out of the blue, and is a real kick in the teeth to Swindon fans. And without explanation. Selling your best player, the most valuable asset, at a knockdown price, and to a promotion rival, is a BIG story. It deserves more than just an anaemic 'Ritchie completes Bournemouth move' headline. Oh well. Just sayin'
Spot on 'madterrier', this is a massive kick in the teeth and has hurt many Town fans over the nature of the sale to a promotion rival and the money he was sold for.
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: And I assume that this article was written by the night porter or the cleaning lady.... But a headline of 'Ritchie completes Bournemouth move'??!!! It's pathetic. As if this was deal all flagged a while ago, virtually done and dusted, and now finally, just the formalities have been completed. Tosh. Rather than something that has come out of the blue, and is a real kick in the teeth to Swindon fans. And without explanation. Selling your best player, the most valuable asset, at a knockdown price, and to a promotion rival, is a BIG story. It deserves more than just an anaemic 'Ritchie completes Bournemouth move' headline. Oh well. Just sayin'[/p][/quote]Spot on 'madterrier', this is a massive kick in the teeth and has hurt many Town fans over the nature of the sale to a promotion rival and the money he was sold for. swindonjason

12:52am Thu 31 Jan 13

Couchy125 says...

Don't worry. I've heard you have two new signings. The chuckle brothers. Up the cherries.
Don't worry. I've heard you have two new signings. The chuckle brothers. Up the cherries. Couchy125

1:02am Thu 31 Jan 13

swindonjason says...

Couchy125 wrote:
Don't worry. I've heard you have two new signings. The chuckle brothers. Up the cherries.
And I've heard you have signed a new keeper to replace Davids James called ' A. Turnstyle - he only lets them in one at a time.
[quote][p][bold]Couchy125[/bold] wrote: Don't worry. I've heard you have two new signings. The chuckle brothers. Up the cherries.[/p][/quote]And I've heard you have signed a new keeper to replace Davids James called ' A. Turnstyle - he only lets them in one at a time. swindonjason

1:21am Thu 31 Jan 13

alchafreds says...

your having a laugh111 wrote:
Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.
what a pathetic ****
[quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.[/p][/quote]what a pathetic **** alchafreds

5:35am Thu 31 Jan 13

igiwigi says...

You never know that he may have asked to go as deal was done so quickly.
If 10 million Is to be written off,£500,000 Is peanuts and cannot see why swindon would sell him for such a low price.
I think something else Is In the air and It may be good or It may be not so good.
The other guy was right ,If he got Injured we still would be without him and swindon will just have to move on.
This year In my view will be the last of swindons fary tale and next year will be the same old story and i will not be going to any more matches if there even is a hint of recruit and sell attitude from the board
You never know that he may have asked to go as deal was done so quickly. If 10 million Is to be written off,£500,000 Is peanuts and cannot see why swindon would sell him for such a low price. I think something else Is In the air and It may be good or It may be not so good. The other guy was right ,If he got Injured we still would be without him and swindon will just have to move on. This year In my view will be the last of swindons fary tale and next year will be the same old story and i will not be going to any more matches if there even is a hint of recruit and sell attitude from the board igiwigi

5:36am Thu 31 Jan 13

igiwigi says...

You never know that he may have asked to go as deal was done so quickly.
If 10 million Is to be written off,£500,000 Is peanuts and cannot see why swindon would sell him for such a low price.
I think something else Is In the air and It may be good or It may be not so good.
The other guy was right ,If he got Injured we still would be without him and swindon will just have to move on.
This year In my view will be the last of swindons fary tale and next year will be the same old story and i will not be going to any more matches if there even is a hint of recruit and sell attitude from the board
You never know that he may have asked to go as deal was done so quickly. If 10 million Is to be written off,£500,000 Is peanuts and cannot see why swindon would sell him for such a low price. I think something else Is In the air and It may be good or It may be not so good. The other guy was right ,If he got Injured we still would be without him and swindon will just have to move on. This year In my view will be the last of swindons fary tale and next year will be the same old story and i will not be going to any more matches if there even is a hint of recruit and sell attitude from the board igiwigi

5:41am Thu 31 Jan 13

Angolan Red says...

Ritchie showing lack of ambition, but selling him so cheaply may mean he had a buy out clause in his contract but I cant see Bournmouth as a upward move but it also shows swindons lack of ambition but at least we are avoiding the A word. I hope Paulo buys wisely if hes given any money
Ritchie showing lack of ambition, but selling him so cheaply may mean he had a buy out clause in his contract but I cant see Bournmouth as a upward move but it also shows swindons lack of ambition but at least we are avoiding the A word. I hope Paulo buys wisely if hes given any money Angolan Red

8:04am Thu 31 Jan 13

CAROLYN1962 says...

paolo will be gone as he always said he would leave if boards ambition didnt match his/players sold against his will.othr players will be sold today and zippy will takeover till end of season.fact- new board dont want to work with di canio and have called his bluff.over to you for next move paolo
paolo will be gone as he always said he would leave if boards ambition didnt match his/players sold against his will.othr players will be sold today and zippy will takeover till end of season.fact- new board dont want to work with di canio and have called his bluff.over to you for next move paolo CAROLYN1962

9:01am Thu 31 Jan 13

cherries67 says...

Watching this from afar and being a lifelong cherries supporter who worked down the road from Swindon, I feel very sorry for all the Swindon Town supporters with all that is happening at the moment.
As posted earlier on, Bournemouth went through a similar situation a few years back when we too seemed to have a fire sale that left us thinking did we have a future in the league.
Fortunately for us, we are still here.
It is very difficult to digest, when you sell on your best player at this time of the year and when in the position you are in on the table, why was he sold?Anyway and hopefully, you will have others that will step up to the mark and make it a good run-in to the end of the season for you. Remember, one player doesn't make a team.
Hoping PDC stays on for you as the league needs great managers and even greater characters. Good luck
Watching this from afar and being a lifelong cherries supporter who worked down the road from Swindon, I feel very sorry for all the Swindon Town supporters with all that is happening at the moment. As posted earlier on, Bournemouth went through a similar situation a few years back when we too seemed to have a fire sale that left us thinking did we have a future in the league. Fortunately for us, we are still here. It is very difficult to digest, when you sell on your best player at this time of the year and when in the position you are in on the table, why was he sold?Anyway and hopefully, you will have others that will step up to the mark and make it a good run-in to the end of the season for you. Remember, one player doesn't make a team. Hoping PDC stays on for you as the league needs great managers and even greater characters. Good luck cherries67

9:32am Thu 31 Jan 13

Red Sky says...

bearwoodred wrote:
your having a laugh111 wrote: Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.
should have spent the money on a keeper instead! Calamity will keep you down. Tell me is arry still advising you from his overpriced Sandbanks house or does Howe manage it all by himself now? As for ambition half your population is over 90 - now trott on an get your purple rinse done its fading like ya club. Ritchie just wants to be nearer to Portsmouth.
We did spend money on a keeper- Ryan Allsop from Leyton Orient. James wasn’t even on the bench against Crewe. If you’re going to try and insult our fans, at least keep the insults current.

Anyway, didn’t come on here to gloat. We’ve been there before, it’s all just the carousel of football. No doubt we may be in a similar position again in a few years and Swindon buying all our assets. All you can do is enjoy the ride while it lasts. Hope the consortium drags you out of the mire, the most important thing is the ultimate survival of lower league clubs like ours so that we can carry on enjoying the banter. Peace

UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Bournemouth matt a club with ambition for the championship, you can wave at Swindon as we pass them on the way to the championship while that club of no hopers head towards l2.[/p][/quote]should have spent the money on a keeper instead! Calamity will keep you down. Tell me is arry still advising you from his overpriced Sandbanks house or does Howe manage it all by himself now? As for ambition half your population is over 90 - now trott on an get your purple rinse done its fading like ya club. Ritchie just wants to be nearer to Portsmouth.[/p][/quote]We did spend money on a keeper- Ryan Allsop from Leyton Orient. James wasn’t even on the bench against Crewe. If you’re going to try and insult our fans, at least keep the insults current. Anyway, didn’t come on here to gloat. We’ve been there before, it’s all just the carousel of football. No doubt we may be in a similar position again in a few years and Swindon buying all our assets. All you can do is enjoy the ride while it lasts. Hope the consortium drags you out of the mire, the most important thing is the ultimate survival of lower league clubs like ours so that we can carry on enjoying the banter. Peace UTCIAD Red Sky

9:44am Thu 31 Jan 13

jontyg says...

I can see it now! Both STFC and Bournemouth are in the League 1 play off final at Wembley.
Matt Ritchie scores the only goal of the game in the last minute of extra time.
I can see it now! Both STFC and Bournemouth are in the League 1 play off final at Wembley. Matt Ritchie scores the only goal of the game in the last minute of extra time. jontyg

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