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12:59pm

Thanks for your time, ladies and gents, hopefully that cleared up some questions you may have although I appreciate plenty remain unanswered.

Enjoy your weekends.

12:57pm

12:41pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Red Rascal says

Sam, seems to me that any owner will be looking at the financial equivalent of a black hole with ownership of Swindon until the facilities can generate more money. Do you know anything of their plans on that side of ownership and anything about the Councils current attitute to that?

I'm afraid this is one area I cannot give any insight to right now. We'll have to wait for official comment on this. Apologies.

12:57pm

12:40pm Fri 15 Feb 13

sadgit says

What is happening with the Luke Rooney situation?

It's in limbo until the situation regarding Marlon Pack can be resolved.

12:55pm

12:36pm Fri 15 Feb 13

jimbog says

Hi Sam, just out of interest, what is/was the agenda for the players / Di Canio today, and of course tomorrow since there is no game? Training and/or charity work etc., time off? Cheers

The players are due in training over the course of the weekend. They had a few days off after the game against Hartlepool.

12:55pm

12:33pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Super Mario TV says

Good Afternoon Sam, I understand you have already said that the new board will put putting some money into the club this season and next, but my question are the incoming board cash rich in terms of having available millions available to invest in the club?

The money is there to sustain the club in the immediate future. I am not convinced the board fall under the heading "cash rich" but that's not to say the consortium is made up of others who are.

12:54pm

12:29pm Fri 15 Feb 13

stfclondon says

Ther has been some interesting debate on here lately about how to ensure the long-term stability of the club. Some feel that a rich benefactor like Andrew Black is the only way forward. Others think that sustainability should be our aim, including the possibility of the supporters' Trust owning a share of the club, like the Swansea model.

Do you think Swindon can be successful while staying within the financial fair play rules, and is fan ownership a realistic prospect?

Clubs are going to have to learn to be successful within those boundaries, although I imagine the majority will have already figured out where the loopholes are.

I don't think fan ownership is a realistic short-term objective but I believe it is crucial for a community club like Swindon to have the fans embedded in its heart and soul - therefore it would be terrific for the club to see a large percentage of its shareholding bought up by supporters. 

In a way that protects it more for the future, but given the economic climate and the changing nature of football ownership only a handful of clubs have managed it.

12:52pm

12:28pm Fri 15 Feb 13

The Jockster says

Why did the FL reject McGrory's attempted takeover of Luton- are there any "warnings" the FL should need as a result in approving the same guy wanting to take over STFC?

I don't know the ins and outs of that matter. The Football League have been very thorough with this assessment, mainly due to Swindon's troubled financial history, and they are satisfied.

12:51pm

It doesn't really work like that. There is no one who can bring them in as a stop-gap. I get the impression added investment will always be sought, and that's no bad thing.
As I've said several times, these guys are the reason the club is not hanging by a thread so there needs to be time for them to settle in and show what they're about.

12:50pm

12:21pm Fri 15 Feb 13

pug ugly says

Being a cynical old git, I can't shake the feeling that the prospective owners are nothing but asset strippers.

Sure, they'll say the right things to placate fans but I can see our playing assets being sold one by one, replaced on the cheap, PdC being replaced by some non-entity of a manager and when the heat is really on they will disappear with pockets full of wonga, courtesy of STFC.

What's your take?

I don't think it's a feasible outcome. I understand the funds will be there to allow the club to strengthen in the loan window, while McCrory has already come out to back a working relationship with Di Canio - regardless of the terms of his NDA and the fact the manager has cast speculation over his own future.

In essence, the new owners prevented the club from being in a very dark place and for that I feel they need to be allowed the chance to settle in and express what they want to do for the community and the club.

From what I hear, I am impressed. Obviously it'll be for you to judge when they are able to speak publicly.

12:47pm

12:18pm Fri 15 Feb 13

ShearerShearer says

Just how much notice was given to STFC by AB of his desire to sell and be out of STFC by the end of Jan?
If this was known well in advance of the end of Jan (i.e. when SWP was appointed) why was it left until the last minute (i.e. with respect to the transfer window) get things moving? This has left STFC in a depeleted state player-wise with no options until the deal is done.

To be honest I don't know when exactly the notice was served. I was first made aware of the discussions that the club would be put into administration unless it was sold the week of the Bournemouth away game, but I have not been able to establish when it was first talked about. Sorry I can't be much more help there.

12:46pm

12:17pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Wembley69 says

Despite uncertainty we reached 3rd place, beating Tranmere away could get us into the automatic places depending on other results, so reasons to be cheerful? I wonder what the new owners would feel / do if we were promoted this time?

I think the players haveto be given huge credit for the way they have conducted themselves through all this. Utterly professional, got on with the job and the result was a continued promotion push.

12:45pm

12:06pm Fri 15 Feb 13

STFCBourne98 says

Is there any news on the situation of ground redevelopment?

Quite simply, not yet no.

12:45pm

12:04pm Fri 15 Feb 13

billbst says

Trying to restore some self respect now.
How much involvement has Phil Spencer had in bringing this consortium to the club?

I don't believe he was involved in the negotiations with this consortium.

12:44pm

11:59am Fri 15 Feb 13

STFC MARLOW says

I would like to know what type of investment can we expect with the new owners?

Will there be plays to redevelop the ground still?

The kind of investment that protects the club from imminent threats not worth considering. That's a good kind of investment. Regarding property development, that's an issue I have not got answers for just yet. Hopefully we'll hear more soon.

12:43pm

It would be a big assumption and not one I am really in a position to make.

12:43pm

Yes. But it would be a really tough ask. The quality is there. They are the second or third best footballing side I have seen in the division.

12:42pm

11:18am Fri 15 Feb 13

Stratton Red says

How much do you estimate the Championship being worth compared to L1?

I have been told it is worth around £4million more on face value per year. However, with relevant cost increases that is likely to be closer to £1million to £1.5million. Still, not to be scoffed at.

12:40pm

11:22am Fri 15 Feb 13

swindon69 says

With reference to the Terry Brady fiasco, do the oncoming board know that the ground cannot be sold for redevelopment other than for a sporting facility?

I am sure they will be well aware of the covenant on the ground, the discussions with the council, the ownership and freeholding of the land and the fact the lease is up for renewal next month.

12:39pm

11:16am Fri 15 Feb 13

Stratton Red says

Do the burgers at STFC contain horse?

It seems just about everything does nowadays! Of course I am no FSA investigator so I couldn't tell you.

12:39pm

I'm shocked and will be writing to my local MP.

12:38pm

Black holds/held 98 per cent of the shareholding in the club. The remaining two per cent I imagine remains allocated to wherever it currently is.

12:37pm

I do not have it confirmed, but we have had it suggested to us that Black is selling around 83 per cent of his stake, retaining 15 per cent. Will have to clarify that when the deal is complete.

12:37pm

11:11am Fri 15 Feb 13

chalkswindon says

Have the old/new/inbetween board turned down a recent request from a Championship team to speak to PDC ?

It's my understanding that no official approach has been made to Swindon Town to speak to Paolo Di Canio at any point during his tenure at the County Ground.

12:36pm

11:03am Fri 15 Feb 13

Davethered says

Is it true Thierry Henry is a member of the board , and will he be playing in a swindon shirt in the near future .

This is one of the best and most bizarre takeover rumours I've heard. And believe me, I've heard a lot over the course of the past month.

12:35pm

10:57am Fri 15 Feb 13

umpcah says

Will there be an improvement in the quality of half-time cuppas ?

Quite possibly. One matter that Jed McCrory was not constrained on by the terms of the NDA was the half-time cup of tea he had at the County Ground on Saturday.

12:35pm

10:54am Fri 15 Feb 13

ShearerShearer says

Jaffa Cakes - cake or biscuit?

Cake. No argument on that.

12:35pm

10:52am Fri 15 Feb 13

tj@ramsbury says

Is Paolo staying ?

Has Paolo had his Swindon Town tattoo done ?

I don't believe he had had his tattoo of the Town crest done, I could be wrong of course.

12:34pm

I think with the second part you've hit the nail on the head, although I wouldn't say they were 'preferred'.
It's my understanding that the consortium set to assume control at the County Ground was the only group capable or willing to get through the relevant processes in the timeframe necessary.

12:33pm

10:38am Fri 15 Feb 13

mallorca says

Is this takeover actually going to happen
Why no response from the FL???
What finacial input will tis new Board put into STFC
Is Pdc staying or going?
Is the club now debt fee???after SWP´s comment it appears not yet we were told the club woulld start with new Board and clean sheet-

All the parties involved have been required to keep quiet until the process is complete. Hopefully that will be very soon.

Some debt, the secured debt, remains with the incoming owners. Until Di Canio actually comments on his future we will remain in the dark.

The financial input of the incoming investors is enough to keep the club afloat in the short term and sustain it in the medium term. For me, that's the most important factor.

12:30pm

10:35am Fri 15 Feb 13

35 year fan says

given that the club is thought to be losing around £50k per week, why do people seem to think that the first thing the new owners will do is add to that deficit by signing three new players?

I am guessing what you are referring to is the £250,000 a month reported wage bill at the club, which is not necessarily a running loss.

Football clubs are difficult financial models to come to terms with but I am under the impression that there will be the flexibility for Town to use the emergency loan market as and when the takeover is complete.

12:28pm

Mr Black has been looking for people to come in and invest in the club for some time. Since May I have been aware of his desire to offload some or most of his shareholding.
I have not been privvy to the reasons behind the fast-track nature of the sale and why it was necessary. Maybe we will never know the full explanation.

12:26pm

10:27am Fri 15 Feb 13

RobinsTalk says

Was another consortium made up of PDC's friends/contacts also in the running to take over the club?

Is there any indication yet as to whether Nick Watkins will be kept on as CE by the new owners?

In the likely event that you are not yet in a position to answer either of those, what do you prefer plain or milk chocolate? (it's not an offer, just a twist on the cheese question)

I'm not aware of any consortium involving Di Canio's friends or contacts being involved in discussions at any stage.

I understand Phil Spencer, the Italian's agent, did look into the possibility of putting a group of investors together but abandoned that idea pretty quickly.

12:25pm

Not immediately no. Hopefully this will become clearer very soon.

12:25pm

We have not had any official comment from Nick Watkins regarding his future at Swindon Town.
I would be speculating to say what he would do next, but it must be remembered that he came in as part of the Andrew Fitton consortium, of which none of the rest of the board will remain on Town's board when the takeover is complete.

12:23pm

10:29am Fri 15 Feb 13

umpcah says

What a pity that this Q &A is not taking place next Friday after all the dust has settled !

There'll be one as well next week.

12:23pm

10:22am Fri 15 Feb 13

STFC Higworth says

I got a question.

What is the point of this question and answer session??

Adver instead of getting people to ask questions do your job and ask the people in the know the questions that need answering.

Tin Pot Paper!!!!

Believe me, all the questions I have been asked today have already been asked to the relevant people. Many questions have not been answered because of the NDA hanging over the respective parties.

As there has been little by way of dialogue, for good reason, between the club and fans we at the Advertiser thought this would be something of a stop-gap until it is possible for there to be official comment.

It's a chance for fans and readers to discuss what's going on and what comes next. Harmless and hopefully slightly informative fun.

12:21pm

10:22am Fri 15 Feb 13

billbst says

Will there be an immediate restructuring of the club to reduce the cost base? Who owns (is owed) the outstanding debt in the club? Will any of the directors be full time with the club and if so in what roles?

I understand money is being put in to take the club through this season and into the next. I would imagine that the incoming owners will want to trim some of the wastage off the club, it remains to be seen how they do that exactly.

The debt within the club is the secured debt which is tied against the ground. It is our understanding that the debt in the holding company of around £9million, owed to Andrew Black, Sir Martyn Arbib, Andrew Fitton and Jeremy Wray, will be removed.

Until the board is named we can only speculate on their actual roles. Steve Murrall has a background in company structure and operations, Gary Hooper is an experienced commercial manager, Martin King is good with communications. We'll have to wait and see.

12:18pm

10:13am Fri 15 Feb 13

UsernameSTFC says

Why decide to come here?

My usual question... What's there favourite cheese?


Why did they fail taking over Luton?

My understanding is they are football fans who saw a club in a very difficult situation and were willing to help out. They are better placed to answer that.

Regards cheese, Jed McCrory has said he is an Irish Cheddar fan on Twitter.

I don't know the ins and outs of their involvement with Luton so it would be unfair for me to speculate on that.

12:16pm

9:55am Fri 15 Feb 13

Wonder Strike says

If we are to be self sustaining do we know if the new consortium plan overhaul our youth system with an academy.

The youth system at Swindon Town was given a facelift in the summer. More full-time members of staff and longer coaching hours were introduced to comply with Elite Player Performance Plan standards.

Town now boast a category three academy. I don't know whether or not there is an intention to change it but after investing good money in it last year I don't see the need to do so again so soon.

12:13pm

9:48am Fri 15 Feb 13

Bryant25 says

Is Messi coming to Swindon? Loan maybe?

Wouldn't that be wonderful.

12:12pm

9:43am Fri 15 Feb 13

the wizard says

Sam, from your understanding of affairs, should the deal not be ratified for what ever reason, how close are we to either selling players or going into admin ?

Sorry to be down beat, but I'd like to be prepared for the worse should it happen.

Obviously this is a little too close to scaremongering for comfort, but to answer your question the club was very close to a firesale of players.

Remember that fax that was sent out to clubs across the Football League offering Town's entire squad up for sale? That was a reality had this takeover not been agreed back at the end of January.

Should it collapse now, and I'd hasten to add that there is little reason to suggest it will, it would be a very difficult time for the club.

12:10pm

I think there will be a good look at where financial wastage can be minimised and I get the impression it will be more frugal, but I wouldn't rule out ambition because of that.
My understanding is that the incoming owners are keen to deliver Championship football. Let's hope they can.

12:08pm

9:32am Fri 15 Feb 13

Since 1950 says

But who will be available to take the questions? The club have said there can be no comment until Monday at the earliest. Even that will depend if theFL get off their backsides and rubber stamp the deal.
This will only fuel speculation and in my view ill timed question time.

To clarify, the club have not made any comment regarding as and when the sale of Town will be discussed in public. 

12:07pm

9:29am Fri 15 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says

What will the new Board bring to STFC ?

What are their plans and when are they likely to be shared with the Supporters ?

The new owners will bring security and stability to a club which could have gone in the opposite direction.

They will of course be best able to express what they want to achieve in their own words, but my understanding is that they are football fans who did not want to see a club struggle and at worst collapse.

They have experience in property, company structure and football. 

12:05pm

9:29am Fri 15 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says

Given that there is a non-disclosure agreement in place for the potential new board what have you managed to find out about their intentions and levels of funding available?
.
I came home extremely down after the Hartlepool game as 3 of the names were identified but none of them would seem to have any financial liquidity of the ilk required to support a Championship team:
- Does the 4th name released this week make a difference? i.e. have any of them got significant funds available
- Is Black counted as the 5th member?
- Was the £3 million input of funding from the new board a rumour or a fact?

From the conversations I have had I get the impression the incoming board are football people with the game at heart.

Realistically, we have to realise that if it was not for this consortium then the club was under real threat of serious financial problems. 

I understand the new owners will put in the money to see the club through this season and into the next, and that new investment will continuously be sought.

12:02pm

9:28am Fri 15 Feb 13

super red says

On one of the recent articles we had a photo of Jed and another at the Hartlepool game.

Is the other person:

A) a member of the consortium.
B) a member of the public watching Stfc.
C) Jeds....minder

Cheers

None of the above. Well, obviously he is a member of the public. We don't have an identity for him, but I've been told he's not part of consortium.

12:01pm

9:20am Fri 15 Feb 13

Stilloyal says

If the takeover is completed / ratified today or Monday will there be loan players coming in ahead of the Tranny game ?

I think it is unlikely there will be any new players in before the game against Tranmere. I understand Marlon Pack will once again turn out for Cheltenham this weekend.

12:00pm

Good afternoon ladies and gents, welcome to the Adver's live webchat.

I'm looking forward to hearing what you have to say about the situation at the County Ground,  and I'll answer as many questions as I can.

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9:20am Fri 15 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

If the takeover is completed / ratified today or Monday will there be loan players coming in ahead of the Tranny game ?
If the takeover is completed / ratified today or Monday will there be loan players coming in ahead of the Tranny game ? Stilloyal

9:28am Fri 15 Feb 13

super red says...

On one of the recent articles we had a photo of Jed and another at the Hartlepool game.

Is the other person:

A) a member of the consortium.
B) a member of the public watching Stfc.
C) Jeds....minder

Cheers
On one of the recent articles we had a photo of Jed and another at the Hartlepool game. Is the other person: A) a member of the consortium. B) a member of the public watching Stfc. C) Jeds....minder Cheers super red

9:29am Fri 15 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Given that there is a non-disclosure agreement in place for the potential new board what have you managed to find out about their intentions and levels of funding available?
.
I came home extremely down after the Hartlepool game as 3 of the names were identified but none of them would seem to have any financial liquidity of the ilk required to support a Championship team:
- Does the 4th name released this week make a difference? i.e. have any of them got significant funds available
- Is Black counted as the 5th member?
- Was the £3 million input of funding from the new board a rumour or a fact?
Given that there is a non-disclosure agreement in place for the potential new board what have you managed to find out about their intentions and levels of funding available? . I came home extremely down after the Hartlepool game as 3 of the names were identified but none of them would seem to have any financial liquidity of the ilk required to support a Championship team: - Does the 4th name released this week make a difference? i.e. have any of them got significant funds available - Is Black counted as the 5th member? - Was the £3 million input of funding from the new board a rumour or a fact? SAPFanSTFC

9:29am Fri 15 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

What will the new Board bring to STFC ?

What are their plans and when are they likely to be shared with the Supporters ?
What will the new Board bring to STFC ? What are their plans and when are they likely to be shared with the Supporters ? TheDukeOfBanbury

9:32am Fri 15 Feb 13

Since 1950 says...

But who will be available to take the questions? The club have said there can be no comment until Monday at the earliest. Even that will depend if theFL get off their backsides and rubber stamp the deal.
This will only fuel speculation and in my view ill timed question time.
But who will be available to take the questions? The club have said there can be no comment until Monday at the earliest. Even that will depend if theFL get off their backsides and rubber stamp the deal. This will only fuel speculation and in my view ill timed question time. Since 1950

9:40am Fri 15 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Poor ol Sam won't be able to answer the question's we have chaps!what we want is Jed and his gang up before the bench!ready for our interrogation!LOL!!!
!!
Poor ol Sam won't be able to answer the question's we have chaps!what we want is Jed and his gang up before the bench!ready for our interrogation!LOL!!! !! the don69

9:42am Fri 15 Feb 13

Red Savage says...

Some questions for the new consortium once the deal is finalised:

What are the new plans for the club and what are the key points from the 3 year financial model? Are we still going to see some investment this season (i.e. loan signings), to continue our push to the Championship? If so, how to you plan to make this club sustainable in the Championship - will there be further investment if we go up?

Paolo has done amazing things with this club and I hope the new consortium appreciate that keeping him should be a major board priority for the club and the fans. He brings passion and desire to our football, something I've not seen at STFC for a long time. It appears that the 2 key things that are needed to keep him are: more transparency and communication with him from the board; and being able to provide some cash for more players. Would these items be part of your plans?

Why was Matt Richie sold far below his true value when we had an imminent deal to sell the club?

Are there new stadium plans?

Sorry - too many questions!
Some questions for the new consortium once the deal is finalised: What are the new plans for the club and what are the key points from the 3 year financial model? Are we still going to see some investment this season (i.e. loan signings), to continue our push to the Championship? If so, how to you plan to make this club sustainable in the Championship - will there be further investment if we go up? Paolo has done amazing things with this club and I hope the new consortium appreciate that keeping him should be a major board priority for the club and the fans. He brings passion and desire to our football, something I've not seen at STFC for a long time. It appears that the 2 key things that are needed to keep him are: more transparency and communication with him from the board; and being able to provide some cash for more players. Would these items be part of your plans? Why was Matt Richie sold far below his true value when we had an imminent deal to sell the club? Are there new stadium plans? Sorry - too many questions! Red Savage

9:43am Fri 15 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Sam, from your understanding of affairs, should the deal not be ratified for what ever reason, how close are we to either selling players or going into admin ?

Sorry to be down beat, but I'd like to be prepared for the worse should it happen.
Sam, from your understanding of affairs, should the deal not be ratified for what ever reason, how close are we to either selling players or going into admin ? Sorry to be down beat, but I'd like to be prepared for the worse should it happen. the wizard

9:46am Fri 15 Feb 13

Another view says...

Welcome on board guys, though I say this with all fingers crossed!

It would be good to have a least a basic outline of how far the new board will fund the club on the playing side, and on the stadium development or move.

After all the false dawns I would think most of us would be content with the 3 loan targets coming in, and some improvement of the County Ground while they investigate the long term viability of a Reading type move just off the M4.
Welcome on board guys, though I say this with all fingers crossed! It would be good to have a least a basic outline of how far the new board will fund the club on the playing side, and on the stadium development or move. After all the false dawns I would think most of us would be content with the 3 loan targets coming in, and some improvement of the County Ground while they investigate the long term viability of a Reading type move just off the M4. Another view

9:48am Fri 15 Feb 13

Bryant25 says...

Is Messi coming to Swindon? Loan maybe?
Is Messi coming to Swindon? Loan maybe? Bryant25

9:55am Fri 15 Feb 13

Wonder Strike says...

If we are to be self sustaining do we know if the new consortium plan overhaul our youth system with an academy.
If we are to be self sustaining do we know if the new consortium plan overhaul our youth system with an academy. Wonder Strike

10:13am Fri 15 Feb 13

UsernameSTFC says...

Why decide to come here?

My usual question... What's there favourite cheese?


Why did they fail taking over Luton?
Why decide to come here? My usual question... What's there favourite cheese? Why did they fail taking over Luton? UsernameSTFC

10:22am Fri 15 Feb 13

billbst says...

Will there be an immediate restructuring of the club to reduce the cost base? Who owns (is owed) the outstanding debt in the club? Will any of the directors be full time with the club and if so in what roles?
Will there be an immediate restructuring of the club to reduce the cost base? Who owns (is owed) the outstanding debt in the club? Will any of the directors be full time with the club and if so in what roles? billbst

10:22am Fri 15 Feb 13

STFC Higworth says...

I got a question.

What is the point of this question and answer session??

Adver instead of getting people to ask questions do your job and ask the people in the know the questions that need answering.

Tin Pot Paper!!!!
I got a question. What is the point of this question and answer session?? Adver instead of getting people to ask questions do your job and ask the people in the know the questions that need answering. Tin Pot Paper!!!! STFC Higworth

10:22am Fri 15 Feb 13

who am i says...

What's pdc view on this consortium. Are they ones pdc was very excited about early on.
What's pdc view on this consortium. Are they ones pdc was very excited about early on. who am i

10:27am Fri 15 Feb 13

RobinsTalk says...

Was another consortium made up of PDC's friends/contacts also in the running to take over the club?

Is there any indication yet as to whether Nick Watkins will be kept on as CE by the new owners?

In the likely event that you are not yet in a position to answer either of those, what do you prefer plain or milk chocolate? (it's not an offer, just a twist on the cheese question)
Was another consortium made up of PDC's friends/contacts also in the running to take over the club? Is there any indication yet as to whether Nick Watkins will be kept on as CE by the new owners? In the likely event that you are not yet in a position to answer either of those, what do you prefer plain or milk chocolate? (it's not an offer, just a twist on the cheese question) RobinsTalk

10:29am Fri 15 Feb 13

umpcah says...

What a pity that this Q &A is not taking place next Friday after all the dust has settled !
What a pity that this Q &A is not taking place next Friday after all the dust has settled ! umpcah

10:35am Fri 15 Feb 13

35 year fan says...

given that the club is thought to be losing around £50k per week, why do people seem to think that the first thing the new owners will do is add to that deficit by signing three new players?
given that the club is thought to be losing around £50k per week, why do people seem to think that the first thing the new owners will do is add to that deficit by signing three new players? 35 year fan

10:36am Fri 15 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford says...

the don69 wrote:
Poor ol Sam won't be able to answer the question's we have chaps!what we want is Jed and his gang up before the bench!ready for our interrogation!LOL!!!

!!
Haha, nice one Don but true all the same! I actually agree with 1950 that its probably not the right time for a question time, i'm sure Sam would like some of the answers to questions he is likely to get ask,however i'm also sure he will do his best to answer what he can,good luck Sam,i just cant see how you can answer some of these that`s all.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: Poor ol Sam won't be able to answer the question's we have chaps!what we want is Jed and his gang up before the bench!ready for our interrogation!LOL!!! !![/p][/quote]Haha, nice one Don but true all the same! I actually agree with 1950 that its probably not the right time for a question time, i'm sure Sam would like some of the answers to questions he is likely to get ask,however i'm also sure he will do his best to answer what he can,good luck Sam,i just cant see how you can answer some of these that`s all. Steve. Brentford

10:38am Fri 15 Feb 13

mallorca says...

Is this takeover actually going to happen
Why no response from the FL???
What finacial input will tis new Board put into STFC
Is Pdc staying or going?
Is the club now debt fee???after SWP´s comment it appears not yet we were told the club woulld start with new Board and clean sheet-
Is this takeover actually going to happen Why no response from the FL??? What finacial input will tis new Board put into STFC Is Pdc staying or going? Is the club now debt fee???after SWP´s comment it appears not yet we were told the club woulld start with new Board and clean sheet- mallorca

10:52am Fri 15 Feb 13

who am i says...

STFC Higworth wrote:
I got a question. What is the point of this question and answer session?? Adver instead of getting people to ask questions do your job and ask the people in the know the questions that need answering. Tin Pot Paper!!!!
If its such a Tin pot paper why keep coming on here? Tin pot poster if u ask me.
[quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: I got a question. What is the point of this question and answer session?? Adver instead of getting people to ask questions do your job and ask the people in the know the questions that need answering. Tin Pot Paper!!!![/p][/quote]If its such a Tin pot paper why keep coming on here? Tin pot poster if u ask me. who am i

10:52am Fri 15 Feb 13

tj@ramsbury says...

Is Paolo staying ?

Has Paolo had his Swindon Town tattoo done ?
Is Paolo staying ? Has Paolo had his Swindon Town tattoo done ? tj@ramsbury

10:54am Fri 15 Feb 13

ShearerShearer says...

Jaffa Cakes - cake or biscuit?
Jaffa Cakes - cake or biscuit? ShearerShearer

10:57am Fri 15 Feb 13

umpcah says...

Will there be an improvement in the quality of half-time cuppas ?
Will there be an improvement in the quality of half-time cuppas ? umpcah

11:03am Fri 15 Feb 13

Davethered says...

Is it true Thierry Henry is a member of the board , and will he be playing in a swindon shirt in the near future .
Is it true Thierry Henry is a member of the board , and will he be playing in a swindon shirt in the near future . Davethered

11:11am Fri 15 Feb 13

chalkswindon says...

Have the old/new/inbetween board turned down a recent request from a Championship team to speak to PDC ?
Have the old/new/inbetween board turned down a recent request from a Championship team to speak to PDC ? chalkswindon

11:14am Fri 15 Feb 13

Exmouth_red69 says...

STFC Higworth wrote:
I got a question.

What is the point of this question and answer session??

Adver instead of getting people to ask questions do your job and ask the people in the know the questions that need answering.

Tin Pot Paper!!!!
Don't read it and do one then. simples.
[quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: I got a question. What is the point of this question and answer session?? Adver instead of getting people to ask questions do your job and ask the people in the know the questions that need answering. Tin Pot Paper!!!![/p][/quote]Don't read it and do one then. simples. Exmouth_red69

11:16am Fri 15 Feb 13

Stratton Red says...

Do the burgers at STFC contain horse?
Do the burgers at STFC contain horse? Stratton Red

11:18am Fri 15 Feb 13

Stratton Red says...

How much do you estimate the Championship being worth compared to L1?
How much do you estimate the Championship being worth compared to L1? Stratton Red

11:20am Fri 15 Feb 13

swindon69 says...

Stratton Red wrote:
Do the burgers at STFC contain horse?
I expect the answer will be "Neigh!"
[quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Do the burgers at STFC contain horse?[/p][/quote]I expect the answer will be "Neigh!" swindon69

11:22am Fri 15 Feb 13

swindon69 says...

With reference to the Terry Brady fiasco, do the oncoming board know that the ground cannot be sold for redevelopment other than for a sporting facility?
With reference to the Terry Brady fiasco, do the oncoming board know that the ground cannot be sold for redevelopment other than for a sporting facility? swindon69

11:25am Fri 15 Feb 13

jevs says...

ShearerShearer wrote:
Jaffa Cakes - cake or biscuit?
They're cakes & it took a court case to decide it. Biscuits go soft when they're off & cakes go hard.

That I suspect will be one of few definitive answers to come out of this
mis-named Q&A session.
[quote][p][bold]ShearerShearer[/bold] wrote: Jaffa Cakes - cake or biscuit?[/p][/quote]They're cakes & it took a court case to decide it. Biscuits go soft when they're off & cakes go hard. That I suspect will be one of few definitive answers to come out of this mis-named Q&A session. jevs

11:27am Fri 15 Feb 13

Lambourn Red says...

35 year fan wrote:
given that the club is thought to be losing around £50k per week, why do people seem to think that the first thing the new owners will do is add to that deficit by signing three new players?
I would find it hard to believe that the club is losing that amount per week that would equate to a 2.5 million deficit per annum. The accounts show a loss of approx 1.2 million without any player sales. What you have to remember is that the squad has been trimmed right down now to the point where we are struggling to field a bench in recent games, so I would be surprised if our out goings are stripping are revenue by 50k per week.
There would have been a budget at the beginning of the season for the squad and the fact that the likes of Ritchie, Benson, Cox etc have left would have freed up enough to bring in new players.
[quote][p][bold]35 year fan[/bold] wrote: given that the club is thought to be losing around £50k per week, why do people seem to think that the first thing the new owners will do is add to that deficit by signing three new players?[/p][/quote]I would find it hard to believe that the club is losing that amount per week that would equate to a 2.5 million deficit per annum. The accounts show a loss of approx 1.2 million without any player sales. What you have to remember is that the squad has been trimmed right down now to the point where we are struggling to field a bench in recent games, so I would be surprised if our out goings are stripping are revenue by 50k per week. There would have been a budget at the beginning of the season for the squad and the fact that the likes of Ritchie, Benson, Cox etc have left would have freed up enough to bring in new players. Lambourn Red

11:40am Fri 15 Feb 13

ShearerShearer says...

jevs wrote:
ShearerShearer wrote: Jaffa Cakes - cake or biscuit?
They're cakes & it took a court case to decide it. Biscuits go soft when they're off & cakes go hard. That I suspect will be one of few definitive answers to come out of this mis-named Q&A session.
So why do some shops still stock them in the biscuit aisle ;-) ?
[quote][p][bold]jevs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ShearerShearer[/bold] wrote: Jaffa Cakes - cake or biscuit?[/p][/quote]They're cakes & it took a court case to decide it. Biscuits go soft when they're off & cakes go hard. That I suspect will be one of few definitive answers to come out of this mis-named Q&A session.[/p][/quote]So why do some shops still stock them in the biscuit aisle ;-) ? ShearerShearer

11:58am Fri 15 Feb 13

billbst says...

Crumbs! someone had to but now I feel guilty.
Crumbs! someone had to but now I feel guilty. billbst

11:59am Fri 15 Feb 13

STFC MARLOW says...

I would like to know what type of investment can we expect with the new owners?

Will there be plays to redevelop the ground still?
I would like to know what type of investment can we expect with the new owners? Will there be plays to redevelop the ground still? STFC MARLOW

12:04pm Fri 15 Feb 13

billbst says...

Trying to restore some self respect now.
How much involvement has Phil Spencer had in bringing this consortium to the club?
Trying to restore some self respect now. How much involvement has Phil Spencer had in bringing this consortium to the club? billbst

12:06pm Fri 15 Feb 13

STFCBourne98 says...

Is there any news on the situation of ground redevelopment?
Is there any news on the situation of ground redevelopment? STFCBourne98

12:13pm Fri 15 Feb 13

umpcah says...

jevs wrote:
ShearerShearer wrote:
Jaffa Cakes - cake or biscuit?
They're cakes & it took a court case to decide it. Biscuits go soft when they're off & cakes go hard.

That I suspect will be one of few definitive answers to come out of this
mis-named Q&A session.
Who cares ? It`s the tea that`s important !
[quote][p][bold]jevs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ShearerShearer[/bold] wrote: Jaffa Cakes - cake or biscuit?[/p][/quote]They're cakes & it took a court case to decide it. Biscuits go soft when they're off & cakes go hard. That I suspect will be one of few definitive answers to come out of this mis-named Q&A session.[/p][/quote]Who cares ? It`s the tea that`s important ! umpcah

12:17pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

Despite uncertainty we reached 3rd place, beating Tranmere away could get us into the automatic places depending on other results, so reasons to be cheerful? I wonder what the new owners would feel / do if we were promoted this time?
Despite uncertainty we reached 3rd place, beating Tranmere away could get us into the automatic places depending on other results, so reasons to be cheerful? I wonder what the new owners would feel / do if we were promoted this time? Wembley69

12:18pm Fri 15 Feb 13

ShearerShearer says...

Just how much notice was given to STFC by AB of his desire to sell and be out of STFC by the end of Jan?
If this was known well in advance of the end of Jan (i.e. when SWP was appointed) why was it left until the last minute (i.e. with respect to the transfer window) get things moving? This has left STFC in a depeleted state player-wise with no options until the deal is done.
Just how much notice was given to STFC by AB of his desire to sell and be out of STFC by the end of Jan? If this was known well in advance of the end of Jan (i.e. when SWP was appointed) why was it left until the last minute (i.e. with respect to the transfer window) get things moving? This has left STFC in a depeleted state player-wise with no options until the deal is done. ShearerShearer

12:21pm Fri 15 Feb 13

pug ugly says...

Being a cynical old git, I can't shake the feeling that the prospective owners are nothing but asset strippers.

Sure, they'll say the right things to placate fans but I can see our playing assets being sold one by one, replaced on the cheap, PdC being replaced by some non-entity of a manager and when the heat is really on they will disappear with pockets full of wonga, courtesy of STFC.

What's your take?
Being a cynical old git, I can't shake the feeling that the prospective owners are nothing but asset strippers. Sure, they'll say the right things to placate fans but I can see our playing assets being sold one by one, replaced on the cheap, PdC being replaced by some non-entity of a manager and when the heat is really on they will disappear with pockets full of wonga, courtesy of STFC. What's your take? pug ugly

12:22pm Fri 15 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

Stratton Red wrote:
How much do you estimate the Championship being worth compared to L1?
They are not known for containing any recognisable form of meat least of all beef!
[quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: How much do you estimate the Championship being worth compared to L1?[/p][/quote]They are not known for containing any recognisable form of meat least of all beef! The Jockster

12:28pm Fri 15 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

Why did the FL reject McGrory's attempted takeover of Luton- are there any "warnings" the FL should need as a result in approving the same guy wanting to take over STFC?
Why did the FL reject McGrory's attempted takeover of Luton- are there any "warnings" the FL should need as a result in approving the same guy wanting to take over STFC? The Jockster

12:29pm Fri 15 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

Ther has been some interesting debate on here lately about how to ensure the long-term stability of the club. Some feel that a rich benefactor like Andrew Black is the only way forward. Others think that sustainability should be our aim, including the possibility of the supporters' Trust owning a share of the club, like the Swansea model.

Do you think Swindon can be successful while staying within the financial fair play rules, and is fan ownership a realistic prospect?
Ther has been some interesting debate on here lately about how to ensure the long-term stability of the club. Some feel that a rich benefactor like Andrew Black is the only way forward. Others think that sustainability should be our aim, including the possibility of the supporters' Trust owning a share of the club, like the Swansea model. Do you think Swindon can be successful while staying within the financial fair play rules, and is fan ownership a realistic prospect? stfclondon

12:33pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Super Mario TV says...

Good Afternoon Sam, I understand you have already said that the new board will put putting some money into the club this season and next, but my question are the incoming board cash rich in terms of having available millions available to invest in the club?
Good Afternoon Sam, I understand you have already said that the new board will put putting some money into the club this season and next, but my question are the incoming board cash rich in terms of having available millions available to invest in the club? Super Mario TV

12:34pm Fri 15 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

*There
*There stfclondon

12:36pm Fri 15 Feb 13

jimbog says...

Hi Sam, just out of interest, what is/was the agenda for the players / Di Canio today, and of course tomorrow since there is no game? Training and/or charity work etc., time off? Cheers
Hi Sam, just out of interest, what is/was the agenda for the players / Di Canio today, and of course tomorrow since there is no game? Training and/or charity work etc., time off? Cheers jimbog

12:38pm Fri 15 Feb 13

STFC Higworth says...

who am i wrote:
STFC Higworth wrote: I got a question. What is the point of this question and answer session?? Adver instead of getting people to ask questions do your job and ask the people in the know the questions that need answering. Tin Pot Paper!!!!
If its such a Tin pot paper why keep coming on here? Tin pot poster if u ask me.
Tell me where I can get any news on STFC and wiould happly not read this.

You may be happy with the second rate stories that are normally reported on BBC radio Wiltshire first but I am more than happy for this local rag to be missed out from my viewing.

Yet again someone does not agree with what they agree with now I am a second rate poster!!!! You are a second rate supporter if you do not agree with me. There Tit for tat!!!
[quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: I got a question. What is the point of this question and answer session?? Adver instead of getting people to ask questions do your job and ask the people in the know the questions that need answering. Tin Pot Paper!!!![/p][/quote]If its such a Tin pot paper why keep coming on here? Tin pot poster if u ask me.[/p][/quote]Tell me where I can get any news on STFC and wiould happly not read this. You may be happy with the second rate stories that are normally reported on BBC radio Wiltshire first but I am more than happy for this local rag to be missed out from my viewing. Yet again someone does not agree with what they agree with now I am a second rate poster!!!! You are a second rate supporter if you do not agree with me. There Tit for tat!!! STFC Higworth

12:40pm Fri 15 Feb 13

sadgit says...

What is happening with the Luke Rooney situation?
What is happening with the Luke Rooney situation? sadgit

12:41pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Red Rascal says...

Sam, seems to me that any owner will be looking at the financial equivalent of a black hole with ownership of Swindon until the facilities can generate more money. Do you know anything of their plans on that side of ownership and anything about the Councils current attitute to that?
Sam, seems to me that any owner will be looking at the financial equivalent of a black hole with ownership of Swindon until the facilities can generate more money. Do you know anything of their plans on that side of ownership and anything about the Councils current attitute to that? Red Rascal

12:44pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Red Rascal says...

pug ugly wrote:
Being a cynical old git, I can't shake the feeling that the prospective owners are nothing but asset strippers. Sure, they'll say the right things to placate fans but I can see our playing assets being sold one by one, replaced on the cheap, PdC being replaced by some non-entity of a manager and when the heat is really on they will disappear with pockets full of wonga, courtesy of STFC. What's your take?
I'm not sure anyone apart from Razor and maybe Diamond Mike has departed Swindon Town with pockets full of wonga
[quote][p][bold]pug ugly[/bold] wrote: Being a cynical old git, I can't shake the feeling that the prospective owners are nothing but asset strippers. Sure, they'll say the right things to placate fans but I can see our playing assets being sold one by one, replaced on the cheap, PdC being replaced by some non-entity of a manager and when the heat is really on they will disappear with pockets full of wonga, courtesy of STFC. What's your take?[/p][/quote]I'm not sure anyone apart from Razor and maybe Diamond Mike has departed Swindon Town with pockets full of wonga Red Rascal

1:01pm Fri 15 Feb 13

grove red says...

Do you think black wray fitton and other board members have had a fall out and that to has played a part in blacks sale??
Do you think black wray fitton and other board members have had a fall out and that to has played a part in blacks sale?? grove red

1:02pm Fri 15 Feb 13

billbst says...

Thanks Sam. First time I have been able to follow one of these. Enjoyable.
Thanks Sam. First time I have been able to follow one of these. Enjoyable. billbst

1:13pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

Always interesting these Q&A's.

What I take from this is:

A) Without the new board coming in and taking over quickly we would have been in serious trouble. So lets thank them and get behind the club.

B) The new board will invest money this season for loans.

C) Having spoken to them over a week ago PdC is still here, so we have to assume he will stay.

I think the train is back on the tracks!!
Always interesting these Q&A's. What I take from this is: A) Without the new board coming in and taking over quickly we would have been in serious trouble. So lets thank them and get behind the club. B) The new board will invest money this season for loans. C) Having spoken to them over a week ago PdC is still here, so we have to assume he will stay. I think the train is back on the tracks!! Davidsyrett

1:19pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Super Mario TV says...

If the consortium had a money man/woman I think it’s fair to say their their name would of leaked out by now, and as the consortium don’t have the financial mussel to keep the club moving forward in it's present format and they plan massive cost cutting measures which will be a mean a huge step backwards in football terms, I believe the club would of been better to use the Richie money to survive until the end of the season, and then if no other buyer came forward go in to administration and let the administer takes their time and find a suitable buyer, this would of caused short term pain rather then being stuck with owners that over time will ship out the current players anyway, and will only have the option to slash rather then spend.

And after listening to Andrew Fitton a few weeks ago on the radio I am convinced he would of done a deal with the administer, as it would of been on his terms.
If the consortium had a money man/woman I think it’s fair to say their their name would of leaked out by now, and as the consortium don’t have the financial mussel to keep the club moving forward in it's present format and they plan massive cost cutting measures which will be a mean a huge step backwards in football terms, I believe the club would of been better to use the Richie money to survive until the end of the season, and then if no other buyer came forward go in to administration and let the administer takes their time and find a suitable buyer, this would of caused short term pain rather then being stuck with owners that over time will ship out the current players anyway, and will only have the option to slash rather then spend. And after listening to Andrew Fitton a few weeks ago on the radio I am convinced he would of done a deal with the administer, as it would of been on his terms. Super Mario TV

1:20pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

Super Mario TV wrote:
If the consortium had a money man/woman I think it’s fair to say their their name would of leaked out by now, and as the consortium don’t have the financial mussel to keep the club moving forward in it's present format and they plan massive cost cutting measures which will be a mean a huge step backwards in football terms, I believe the club would of been better to use the Richie money to survive until the end of the season, and then if no other buyer came forward go in to administration and let the administer takes their time and find a suitable buyer, this would of caused short term pain rather then being stuck with owners that over time will ship out the current players anyway, and will only have the option to slash rather then spend.

And after listening to Andrew Fitton a few weeks ago on the radio I am convinced he would of done a deal with the administer, as it would of been on his terms.
Total rubbish!
[quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: If the consortium had a money man/woman I think it’s fair to say their their name would of leaked out by now, and as the consortium don’t have the financial mussel to keep the club moving forward in it's present format and they plan massive cost cutting measures which will be a mean a huge step backwards in football terms, I believe the club would of been better to use the Richie money to survive until the end of the season, and then if no other buyer came forward go in to administration and let the administer takes their time and find a suitable buyer, this would of caused short term pain rather then being stuck with owners that over time will ship out the current players anyway, and will only have the option to slash rather then spend. And after listening to Andrew Fitton a few weeks ago on the radio I am convinced he would of done a deal with the administer, as it would of been on his terms.[/p][/quote]Total rubbish! Davidsyrett

1:27pm Fri 15 Feb 13

ChrisWantageRed says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
Always interesting these Q&A's. What I take from this is: A) Without the new board coming in and taking over quickly we would have been in serious trouble. So lets thank them and get behind the club. B) The new board will invest money this season for loans. C) Having spoken to them over a week ago PdC is still here, so we have to assume he will stay. I think the train is back on the tracks!!
It merely stopped at the station to take on new passengers!! :)
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: Always interesting these Q&A's. What I take from this is: A) Without the new board coming in and taking over quickly we would have been in serious trouble. So lets thank them and get behind the club. B) The new board will invest money this season for loans. C) Having spoken to them over a week ago PdC is still here, so we have to assume he will stay. I think the train is back on the tracks!![/p][/quote]It merely stopped at the station to take on new passengers!! :) ChrisWantageRed

1:28pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Super Mario TV says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
Super Mario TV wrote:
If the consortium had a money man/woman I think it’s fair to say their their name would of leaked out by now, and as the consortium don’t have the financial mussel to keep the club moving forward in it's present format and they plan massive cost cutting measures which will be a mean a huge step backwards in football terms, I believe the club would of been better to use the Richie money to survive until the end of the season, and then if no other buyer came forward go in to administration and let the administer takes their time and find a suitable buyer, this would of caused short term pain rather then being stuck with owners that over time will ship out the current players anyway, and will only have the option to slash rather then spend.

And after listening to Andrew Fitton a few weeks ago on the radio I am convinced he would of done a deal with the administer, as it would of been on his terms.
Total rubbish!
Not good enough to say "Total rubbish!" and a bit immature, explain why you disagree.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: If the consortium had a money man/woman I think it’s fair to say their their name would of leaked out by now, and as the consortium don’t have the financial mussel to keep the club moving forward in it's present format and they plan massive cost cutting measures which will be a mean a huge step backwards in football terms, I believe the club would of been better to use the Richie money to survive until the end of the season, and then if no other buyer came forward go in to administration and let the administer takes their time and find a suitable buyer, this would of caused short term pain rather then being stuck with owners that over time will ship out the current players anyway, and will only have the option to slash rather then spend. And after listening to Andrew Fitton a few weeks ago on the radio I am convinced he would of done a deal with the administer, as it would of been on his terms.[/p][/quote]Total rubbish![/p][/quote]Not good enough to say "Total rubbish!" and a bit immature, explain why you disagree. Super Mario TV

1:28pm Fri 15 Feb 13

umpcah says...

ChrisWantageRed wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Always interesting these Q&A's. What I take from this is: A) Without the new board coming in and taking over quickly we would have been in serious trouble. So lets thank them and get behind the club. B) The new board will invest money this season for loans. C) Having spoken to them over a week ago PdC is still here, so we have to assume he will stay. I think the train is back on the tracks!!
It merely stopped at the station to take on new passengers!! :)
To Oxford ?
[quote][p][bold]ChrisWantageRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: Always interesting these Q&A's. What I take from this is: A) Without the new board coming in and taking over quickly we would have been in serious trouble. So lets thank them and get behind the club. B) The new board will invest money this season for loans. C) Having spoken to them over a week ago PdC is still here, so we have to assume he will stay. I think the train is back on the tracks!![/p][/quote]It merely stopped at the station to take on new passengers!! :)[/p][/quote]To Oxford ? umpcah

1:31pm Fri 15 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Poor ol Sam won't be able to answer the question's we have chaps!what we want is Jed and his gang up before the bench!ready for our interrogation!LOL!!!


!!
Haha, nice one Don but true all the same! I actually agree with 1950 that its probably not the right time for a question time, i'm sure Sam would like some of the answers to questions he is likely to get ask,however i'm also sure he will do his best to answer what he can,good luck Sam,i just cant see how you can answer some of these that`s all.
Sam did his best Steve!but like I said the real fit and proper panel(us the fans)want to question Jed and his boys,to hear it from the horses mouth(no pun intended)but as David Syrett said above,we have to thank them for the speed of doing this deal,because without it,we were deep in the Brown stuff!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: Poor ol Sam won't be able to answer the question's we have chaps!what we want is Jed and his gang up before the bench!ready for our interrogation!LOL!!! !![/p][/quote]Haha, nice one Don but true all the same! I actually agree with 1950 that its probably not the right time for a question time, i'm sure Sam would like some of the answers to questions he is likely to get ask,however i'm also sure he will do his best to answer what he can,good luck Sam,i just cant see how you can answer some of these that`s all.[/p][/quote]Sam did his best Steve!but like I said the real fit and proper panel(us the fans)want to question Jed and his boys,to hear it from the horses mouth(no pun intended)but as David Syrett said above,we have to thank them for the speed of doing this deal,because without it,we were deep in the Brown stuff!!!!!!!!!!! the don69

1:46pm Fri 15 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

Super Mario TV wrote:
If the consortium had a money man/woman I think it’s fair to say their their name would of leaked out by now, and as the consortium don’t have the financial mussel to keep the club moving forward in it's present format and they plan massive cost cutting measures which will be a mean a huge step backwards in football terms, I believe the club would of been better to use the Richie money to survive until the end of the season, and then if no other buyer came forward go in to administration and let the administer takes their time and find a suitable buyer, this would of caused short term pain rather then being stuck with owners that over time will ship out the current players anyway, and will only have the option to slash rather then spend. And after listening to Andrew Fitton a few weeks ago on the radio I am convinced he would of done a deal with the administer, as it would of been on his terms.
1. Just because no name has leaked out doesn't mean there's not someone waiting in the wings. Sam has said the new board will be looking for additional investment, so they may already have someone in mind.
2. How do you know the new board doesn't have the financial muscle required? Is their personal wealth in the public domain?
3. Who said anything about massive cost cutting measures? You;re scaremongering.
4. How much of the Ritchie money was paid up front? Was it enough to fund the club until the end of the season?
5. Administration means player sales and job losses, not just "short term pain". What penalties would the Football Lague impose on us for entering administration a third time? It must be avoided if at all possible.
6. You have absolutely no way of knowing that the owners plan to ship players out and slash rather than spend. More scaremongering.
[quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: If the consortium had a money man/woman I think it’s fair to say their their name would of leaked out by now, and as the consortium don’t have the financial mussel to keep the club moving forward in it's present format and they plan massive cost cutting measures which will be a mean a huge step backwards in football terms, I believe the club would of been better to use the Richie money to survive until the end of the season, and then if no other buyer came forward go in to administration and let the administer takes their time and find a suitable buyer, this would of caused short term pain rather then being stuck with owners that over time will ship out the current players anyway, and will only have the option to slash rather then spend. And after listening to Andrew Fitton a few weeks ago on the radio I am convinced he would of done a deal with the administer, as it would of been on his terms.[/p][/quote]1. Just because no name has leaked out doesn't mean there's not someone waiting in the wings. Sam has said the new board will be looking for additional investment, so they may already have someone in mind. 2. How do you know the new board doesn't have the financial muscle required? Is their personal wealth in the public domain? 3. Who said anything about massive cost cutting measures? You;re scaremongering. 4. How much of the Ritchie money was paid up front? Was it enough to fund the club until the end of the season? 5. Administration means player sales and job losses, not just "short term pain". What penalties would the Football Lague impose on us for entering administration a third time? It must be avoided if at all possible. 6. You have absolutely no way of knowing that the owners plan to ship players out and slash rather than spend. More scaremongering. stfclondon

1:51pm Fri 15 Feb 13

RamsburyRed says...

I would be interested to know how they presented their plans to the FL for two completely different scenarios next season: either Championship Football, or L1.
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That will surely have a big influence on income and expenditure, so there must be a plan A and B.
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Pleased to see Sam is realistic about possible increase in income if we make the Championship - £4m sounds about right - but what we don't know is what is built into players' contracts for promotion bonuses and wages in a higher league. The only way to avoid those cutting in will be to sell!
I would be interested to know how they presented their plans to the FL for two completely different scenarios next season: either Championship Football, or L1. * That will surely have a big influence on income and expenditure, so there must be a plan A and B. * Pleased to see Sam is realistic about possible increase in income if we make the Championship - £4m sounds about right - but what we don't know is what is built into players' contracts for promotion bonuses and wages in a higher league. The only way to avoid those cutting in will be to sell! RamsburyRed

1:55pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

Super Mario TV wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Super Mario TV wrote:
If the consortium had a money man/woman I think it’s fair to say their their name would of leaked out by now, and as the consortium don’t have the financial mussel to keep the club moving forward in it's present format and they plan massive cost cutting measures which will be a mean a huge step backwards in football terms, I believe the club would of been better to use the Richie money to survive until the end of the season, and then if no other buyer came forward go in to administration and let the administer takes their time and find a suitable buyer, this would of caused short term pain rather then being stuck with owners that over time will ship out the current players anyway, and will only have the option to slash rather then spend.

And after listening to Andrew Fitton a few weeks ago on the radio I am convinced he would of done a deal with the administer, as it would of been on his terms.
Total rubbish!
Not good enough to say "Total rubbish!" and a bit immature, explain why you disagree.
Ok.

Why would administration help us?

Having already been in it twice we could expect a 20 maybe 30 point deduction. We would have also of had to sell our best players at cut prices to raise quick money.

The money we got for Ritchie is less 20% Pompey sell on fee, therefore the money raised on that sale would have tied us over for about a month or so at the most.

We yet to know what money is going to be put into the club but, but it sounds as if loans players will be available.

AS for AF, I'm not sure he has any powers to talk to the administrators and do a deal.

I can assure you that we need administration as much as a hole in the head. This is a far better deal
[quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: If the consortium had a money man/woman I think it’s fair to say their their name would of leaked out by now, and as the consortium don’t have the financial mussel to keep the club moving forward in it's present format and they plan massive cost cutting measures which will be a mean a huge step backwards in football terms, I believe the club would of been better to use the Richie money to survive until the end of the season, and then if no other buyer came forward go in to administration and let the administer takes their time and find a suitable buyer, this would of caused short term pain rather then being stuck with owners that over time will ship out the current players anyway, and will only have the option to slash rather then spend. And after listening to Andrew Fitton a few weeks ago on the radio I am convinced he would of done a deal with the administer, as it would of been on his terms.[/p][/quote]Total rubbish![/p][/quote]Not good enough to say "Total rubbish!" and a bit immature, explain why you disagree.[/p][/quote]Ok. Why would administration help us? Having already been in it twice we could expect a 20 maybe 30 point deduction. We would have also of had to sell our best players at cut prices to raise quick money. The money we got for Ritchie is less 20% Pompey sell on fee, therefore the money raised on that sale would have tied us over for about a month or so at the most. We yet to know what money is going to be put into the club but, but it sounds as if loans players will be available. AS for AF, I'm not sure he has any powers to talk to the administrators and do a deal. I can assure you that we need administration as much as a hole in the head. This is a far better deal Davidsyrett

2:01pm Fri 15 Feb 13

billbst says...

Obviously Sam can only reflect what he knows and judges but I'm with Dave syrett. The 3 potential loanees are still in circulation so hopefully a Monday approval will see us straight on with the promotion chase with Paolo committed to getting us up. Many questions afterwards but hopeful.
Obviously Sam can only reflect what he knows and judges but I'm with Dave syrett. The 3 potential loanees are still in circulation so hopefully a Monday approval will see us straight on with the promotion chase with Paolo committed to getting us up. Many questions afterwards but hopeful. billbst

2:06pm Fri 15 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Quote,

I understand money is being put in to take the club through this season and into the next. I would imagine that the incoming owners will want to trim some of the wastage off the club, it remains to be seen how they do that exactly.

The debt within the club is the secured debt which is tied against the ground. It is our understanding that the debt in the holding company of around £9million, owed to Andrew Black, Sir Martyn Arbib, Andrew Fitton and Jeremy Wray, will be removed.

So money to "run the club" is here until say towards the end of the year, but in fairness not enough for a big team rebuild. My take on that is OK as the club is secure but I can see further investors now being seriously sought after.

With reference to the debt I thought the figures being banded about not so many weeks ago were much higher, so is there still a debt in some form or another ?

Despite the "knockers" I think Sam has made a pretty honest effort here, obviously he cannot say his feelings but has remained as factual as possible and I thank him for that. I still think tomorrow is a day wasted up to a point as the club could have done something to draw people in to the ground, perhaps a charity bash or what ever.
All we can do now is wish Jed good luck and stand behind those who are willing to throw money into this bottomless pit.
Quote, I understand money is being put in to take the club through this season and into the next. I would imagine that the incoming owners will want to trim some of the wastage off the club, it remains to be seen how they do that exactly. The debt within the club is the secured debt which is tied against the ground. It is our understanding that the debt in the holding company of around £9million, owed to Andrew Black, Sir Martyn Arbib, Andrew Fitton and Jeremy Wray, will be removed. So money to "run the club" is here until say towards the end of the year, but in fairness not enough for a big team rebuild. My take on that is OK as the club is secure but I can see further investors now being seriously sought after. With reference to the debt I thought the figures being banded about not so many weeks ago were much higher, so is there still a debt in some form or another ? Despite the "knockers" I think Sam has made a pretty honest effort here, obviously he cannot say his feelings but has remained as factual as possible and I thank him for that. I still think tomorrow is a day wasted up to a point as the club could have done something to draw people in to the ground, perhaps a charity bash or what ever. All we can do now is wish Jed good luck and stand behind those who are willing to throw money into this bottomless pit. the wizard

2:18pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Swindon1984 says...

STFC Higworth wrote:
I got a question. What is the point of this question and answer session?? Adver instead of getting people to ask questions do your job and ask the people in the know the questions that need answering. Tin Pot Paper!!!!
Would've thought it was obvious, it's an opportunity to engage with the fans directly and try to address any concerns they've got. Many come on here and read the articles, and come away with questions which is where all the speculation in the comments comes about. As Mr Morshead is a lot more informed than most of us as to what goes on at STFC (even though some on here reckon overheard conversations in the legends makes them THE authority on all things Swindon...) he can attempt to answer any queries we have. I feel it's a worthwhile exercise, if you don't you're free to not read and not comment.

You're also free not to buy the adver if you disapprove - if you don't buy it anyway, you really are getting all this for free and aren't in a position to criticise. Think some of these throwaway comments are pretty insulting, running down what someone does for a living and insulting the business they work for. If you spent a bit more time thinking before typing maybe your username would've read "Highworth" and not "Higworth"! Give the adver a break is all I'm saying.
[quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: I got a question. What is the point of this question and answer session?? Adver instead of getting people to ask questions do your job and ask the people in the know the questions that need answering. Tin Pot Paper!!!![/p][/quote]Would've thought it was obvious, it's an opportunity to engage with the fans directly and try to address any concerns they've got. Many come on here and read the articles, and come away with questions which is where all the speculation in the comments comes about. As Mr Morshead is a lot more informed than most of us as to what goes on at STFC (even though some on here reckon overheard conversations in the legends makes them THE authority on all things Swindon...) he can attempt to answer any queries we have. I feel it's a worthwhile exercise, if you don't you're free to not read and not comment. You're also free not to buy the adver if you disapprove - if you don't buy it anyway, you really are getting all this for free and aren't in a position to criticise. Think some of these throwaway comments are pretty insulting, running down what someone does for a living and insulting the business they work for. If you spent a bit more time thinking before typing maybe your username would've read "Highworth" and not "Higworth"! Give the adver a break is all I'm saying. Swindon1984

2:31pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Super Mario TV says...

stfclondon wrote:
Super Mario TV wrote:
If the consortium had a money man/woman I think it’s fair to say their their name would of leaked out by now, and as the consortium don’t have the financial mussel to keep the club moving forward in it's present format and they plan massive cost cutting measures which will be a mean a huge step backwards in football terms, I believe the club would of been better to use the Richie money to survive until the end of the season, and then if no other buyer came forward go in to administration and let the administer takes their time and find a suitable buyer, this would of caused short term pain rather then being stuck with owners that over time will ship out the current players anyway, and will only have the option to slash rather then spend. And after listening to Andrew Fitton a few weeks ago on the radio I am convinced he would of done a deal with the administer, as it would of been on his terms.
1. Just because no name has leaked out doesn't mean there's not someone waiting in the wings. Sam has said the new board will be looking for additional investment, so they may already have someone in mind.
2. How do you know the new board doesn't have the financial muscle required? Is their personal wealth in the public domain?
3. Who said anything about massive cost cutting measures? You;re scaremongering.
4. How much of the Ritchie money was paid up front? Was it enough to fund the club until the end of the season?
5. Administration means player sales and job losses, not just "short term pain". What penalties would the Football Lague impose on us for entering administration a third time? It must be avoided if at all possible.
6. You have absolutely no way of knowing that the owners plan to ship players out and slash rather than spend. More scaremongering.
I believe it's more a matter of fact that the incoming board don't have any real money and they plan to cut costs, it's even confirmed in a few of the answers given to the questions asked above.

I know Jed reads all these these forums so Jed please prove me wrong and tell us the name of your millionaire Black style investor and make me look a fool......

What is the point in a consortium buying or in this case being given a football club when they don't have the funds to invest and to move it forward, there plan is to save the club by cost cutting and undoing Wray’s and PDC'S progress, and that is one long slow road to nowhere, and in the long term we will a lot worse off then the 10 points we would lost in administration (It's only 10 points for a third administration, like Darlington got last year)

It's scaremongering to tell the tale that the club will die if this takeover does not go ahead, as I'm in no doubt better offers and options would become available down the line.

When PDC is gone this time next season and the club is in reserve gear, due to cost cutting and lack of funds, we will pull this thread back up, and I will ask you all if you wish you had asked a few more questions before hand clapping and nodding.
[quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: If the consortium had a money man/woman I think it’s fair to say their their name would of leaked out by now, and as the consortium don’t have the financial mussel to keep the club moving forward in it's present format and they plan massive cost cutting measures which will be a mean a huge step backwards in football terms, I believe the club would of been better to use the Richie money to survive until the end of the season, and then if no other buyer came forward go in to administration and let the administer takes their time and find a suitable buyer, this would of caused short term pain rather then being stuck with owners that over time will ship out the current players anyway, and will only have the option to slash rather then spend. And after listening to Andrew Fitton a few weeks ago on the radio I am convinced he would of done a deal with the administer, as it would of been on his terms.[/p][/quote]1. Just because no name has leaked out doesn't mean there's not someone waiting in the wings. Sam has said the new board will be looking for additional investment, so they may already have someone in mind. 2. How do you know the new board doesn't have the financial muscle required? Is their personal wealth in the public domain? 3. Who said anything about massive cost cutting measures? You;re scaremongering. 4. How much of the Ritchie money was paid up front? Was it enough to fund the club until the end of the season? 5. Administration means player sales and job losses, not just "short term pain". What penalties would the Football Lague impose on us for entering administration a third time? It must be avoided if at all possible. 6. You have absolutely no way of knowing that the owners plan to ship players out and slash rather than spend. More scaremongering.[/p][/quote]I believe it's more a matter of fact that the incoming board don't have any real money and they plan to cut costs, it's even confirmed in a few of the answers given to the questions asked above. I know Jed reads all these these forums so Jed please prove me wrong and tell us the name of your millionaire Black style investor and make me look a fool...... What is the point in a consortium buying or in this case being given a football club when they don't have the funds to invest and to move it forward, there plan is to save the club by cost cutting and undoing Wray’s and PDC'S progress, and that is one long slow road to nowhere, and in the long term we will a lot worse off then the 10 points we would lost in administration (It's only 10 points for a third administration, like Darlington got last year) It's scaremongering to tell the tale that the club will die if this takeover does not go ahead, as I'm in no doubt better offers and options would become available down the line. When PDC is gone this time next season and the club is in reserve gear, due to cost cutting and lack of funds, we will pull this thread back up, and I will ask you all if you wish you had asked a few more questions before hand clapping and nodding. Super Mario TV

3:01pm Fri 15 Feb 13

billbst says...

I admit to being anxious about the new owners but they have been able to act very quickly. I hope it shows that they have the desire and need to move the club forward. Again I hope they will be able to attract more investment money. Losing the great opportunity for promotion that we have this season would have come with administration. If Paolo stays to the end of the season the board will have done very well and there will be time to plan for his inevitable departure. At least it seems plausible now.
I admit to being anxious about the new owners but they have been able to act very quickly. I hope it shows that they have the desire and need to move the club forward. Again I hope they will be able to attract more investment money. Losing the great opportunity for promotion that we have this season would have come with administration. If Paolo stays to the end of the season the board will have done very well and there will be time to plan for his inevitable departure. At least it seems plausible now. billbst

4:12pm Fri 15 Feb 13

umpcah says...

billbst wrote:
Obviously Sam can only reflect what he knows and judges but I'm with Dave syrett. The 3 potential loanees are still in circulation so hopefully a Monday approval will see us straight on with the promotion chase with Paolo committed to getting us up. Many questions afterwards but hopeful.
According to Sam another Q & A session is expected next week. Hopefully a few current unanswered questions will be given answers. Come on you Reds !
[quote][p][bold]billbst[/bold] wrote: Obviously Sam can only reflect what he knows and judges but I'm with Dave syrett. The 3 potential loanees are still in circulation so hopefully a Monday approval will see us straight on with the promotion chase with Paolo committed to getting us up. Many questions afterwards but hopeful.[/p][/quote]According to Sam another Q & A session is expected next week. Hopefully a few current unanswered questions will be given answers. Come on you Reds ! umpcah

4:16pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Wilesy says...

If the new consortium put in money to tide us over to the end of the season with a few loans, then that is the short term sorted and good news.

Money being put into the club next season too also sounds OK, or is that just wages or wages + transfer fees?

So whilst people are criticising they are actually talking about investing £2-3m, over say 9 months or so with the Richie £0.5m in there too.

I don't think that is significantly more or less than Black was putting in?

Detail will come out next week, so I'm sure the short, medium and long term plans will be revealed. Is it a 'Save Swindon from Admin' purchase or are they in it for the long term. Either way we should be grateful.

Still fascinated why Black has dropped us like a stone writing off millions in the process, and why does he want to keep 15% is that what he would have probably got if we'd gone into admin?
If the new consortium put in money to tide us over to the end of the season with a few loans, then that is the short term sorted and good news. Money being put into the club next season too also sounds OK, or is that just wages or wages + transfer fees? So whilst people are criticising they are actually talking about investing £2-3m, over say 9 months or so with the Richie £0.5m in there too. I don't think that is significantly more or less than Black was putting in? Detail will come out next week, so I'm sure the short, medium and long term plans will be revealed. Is it a 'Save Swindon from Admin' purchase or are they in it for the long term. Either way we should be grateful. Still fascinated why Black has dropped us like a stone writing off millions in the process, and why does he want to keep 15% is that what he would have probably got if we'd gone into admin? Wilesy

4:31pm Fri 15 Feb 13

davel4848 says...

Super Mario TV. You have got to be the gloomiest, most negative, pessimistic poster this message board has ever seen. Please go away.
Super Mario TV. You have got to be the gloomiest, most negative, pessimistic poster this message board has ever seen. Please go away. davel4848

4:40pm Fri 15 Feb 13

NORTH STAND says...

Good read this - man who has no idea what is happening answers questions from people who don't understand the subject... la plus ca change!

Anyway here's a quick summary:

1. A handful of poor little rich kids bought a football club for a gas
2. Used to getting their own way and convincingly advised by willing acolytes and 'expert' consultants they soon established that they could bully their way to planning permission for a property development that would make them even more money
3. The world moved on, the economy collapsed, they (slowly) realised that office, hotel and leisure space in central Swindon was not quite as attractive a proposition as the graphs had suggested
4. The poor little rich kids fell out ad one by one wandered off to play with their other toys
5. The biggest little rich kid of all had nobody left to play with so when they said nasty things he decided to teach them a lesson. To show them how he didn't care he took a big stick and spoiled everybody's favourite toy
6. The season ticket holders who had paid an extra hundred pounds a year on the back of the big boys promises were sha* on from a great height BUT HEY F*CK THEM
7. Luckily 95% of them were too thick to realise
8. The end
Good read this - man who has no idea what is happening answers questions from people who don't understand the subject... la plus ca change! Anyway here's a quick summary: 1. A handful of poor little rich kids bought a football club for a gas 2. Used to getting their own way and convincingly advised by willing acolytes and 'expert' consultants they soon established that they could bully their way to planning permission for a property development that would make them even more money 3. The world moved on, the economy collapsed, they (slowly) realised that office, hotel and leisure space in central Swindon was not quite as attractive a proposition as the graphs had suggested 4. The poor little rich kids fell out ad one by one wandered off to play with their other toys 5. The biggest little rich kid of all had nobody left to play with so when they said nasty things he decided to teach them a lesson. To show them how he didn't care he took a big stick and spoiled everybody's favourite toy 6. The season ticket holders who had paid an extra hundred pounds a year on the back of the big boys promises were sha* on from a great height BUT HEY F*CK THEM 7. Luckily 95% of them were too thick to realise 8. The end NORTH STAND

4:48pm Fri 15 Feb 13

davel4848 says...

NORTH STAND..............m
ost of the rubbish you are pontificating(look up the meaning in a dictionary) about above is factually inaccurate.
I hear Bournemouth or Oxford are beckoning, so you'd better set off now, before it gets too dark.
NORTH STAND..............m ost of the rubbish you are pontificating(look up the meaning in a dictionary) about above is factually inaccurate. I hear Bournemouth or Oxford are beckoning, so you'd better set off now, before it gets too dark. davel4848

4:49pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Blazing Riff says...

Super Mario TV wrote:
stfclondon wrote:
Super Mario TV wrote:
If the consortium had a money man/woman I think it’s fair to say their their name would of leaked out by now, and as the consortium don’t have the financial mussel to keep the club moving forward in it's present format and they plan massive cost cutting measures which will be a mean a huge step backwards in football terms, I believe the club would of been better to use the Richie money to survive until the end of the season, and then if no other buyer came forward go in to administration and let the administer takes their time and find a suitable buyer, this would of caused short term pain rather then being stuck with owners that over time will ship out the current players anyway, and will only have the option to slash rather then spend. And after listening to Andrew Fitton a few weeks ago on the radio I am convinced he would of done a deal with the administer, as it would of been on his terms.
1. Just because no name has leaked out doesn't mean there's not someone waiting in the wings. Sam has said the new board will be looking for additional investment, so they may already have someone in mind.
2. How do you know the new board doesn't have the financial muscle required? Is their personal wealth in the public domain?
3. Who said anything about massive cost cutting measures? You;re scaremongering.
4. How much of the Ritchie money was paid up front? Was it enough to fund the club until the end of the season?
5. Administration means player sales and job losses, not just "short term pain". What penalties would the Football Lague impose on us for entering administration a third time? It must be avoided if at all possible.
6. You have absolutely no way of knowing that the owners plan to ship players out and slash rather than spend. More scaremongering.
I believe it's more a matter of fact that the incoming board don't have any real money and they plan to cut costs, it's even confirmed in a few of the answers given to the questions asked above.

I know Jed reads all these these forums so Jed please prove me wrong and tell us the name of your millionaire Black style investor and make me look a fool......

What is the point in a consortium buying or in this case being given a football club when they don't have the funds to invest and to move it forward, there plan is to save the club by cost cutting and undoing Wray’s and PDC'S progress, and that is one long slow road to nowhere, and in the long term we will a lot worse off then the 10 points we would lost in administration (It's only 10 points for a third administration, like Darlington got last year)

It's scaremongering to tell the tale that the club will die if this takeover does not go ahead, as I'm in no doubt better offers and options would become available down the line.

When PDC is gone this time next season and the club is in reserve gear, due to cost cutting and lack of funds, we will pull this thread back up, and I will ask you all if you wish you had asked a few more questions before hand clapping and nodding.
You can ask as many questions as you like but it won't make any difference to the outcome. The 'football league' have been asking questions and hopefully getting the right answers. We have no option other than to put our trust in them no matter what you might think of them! I believe this new board was the best option available even if it doesn't suit your ideal. There's been too much scaremongering by too many posters with little or no knowledge on this site for the last two weeks. Calm down and be thankful we still have a club, in a good position in the league, with a reasonable chance of getting promoted. It could be so much worse!
[quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: If the consortium had a money man/woman I think it’s fair to say their their name would of leaked out by now, and as the consortium don’t have the financial mussel to keep the club moving forward in it's present format and they plan massive cost cutting measures which will be a mean a huge step backwards in football terms, I believe the club would of been better to use the Richie money to survive until the end of the season, and then if no other buyer came forward go in to administration and let the administer takes their time and find a suitable buyer, this would of caused short term pain rather then being stuck with owners that over time will ship out the current players anyway, and will only have the option to slash rather then spend. And after listening to Andrew Fitton a few weeks ago on the radio I am convinced he would of done a deal with the administer, as it would of been on his terms.[/p][/quote]1. Just because no name has leaked out doesn't mean there's not someone waiting in the wings. Sam has said the new board will be looking for additional investment, so they may already have someone in mind. 2. How do you know the new board doesn't have the financial muscle required? Is their personal wealth in the public domain? 3. Who said anything about massive cost cutting measures? You;re scaremongering. 4. How much of the Ritchie money was paid up front? Was it enough to fund the club until the end of the season? 5. Administration means player sales and job losses, not just "short term pain". What penalties would the Football Lague impose on us for entering administration a third time? It must be avoided if at all possible. 6. You have absolutely no way of knowing that the owners plan to ship players out and slash rather than spend. More scaremongering.[/p][/quote]I believe it's more a matter of fact that the incoming board don't have any real money and they plan to cut costs, it's even confirmed in a few of the answers given to the questions asked above. I know Jed reads all these these forums so Jed please prove me wrong and tell us the name of your millionaire Black style investor and make me look a fool...... What is the point in a consortium buying or in this case being given a football club when they don't have the funds to invest and to move it forward, there plan is to save the club by cost cutting and undoing Wray’s and PDC'S progress, and that is one long slow road to nowhere, and in the long term we will a lot worse off then the 10 points we would lost in administration (It's only 10 points for a third administration, like Darlington got last year) It's scaremongering to tell the tale that the club will die if this takeover does not go ahead, as I'm in no doubt better offers and options would become available down the line. When PDC is gone this time next season and the club is in reserve gear, due to cost cutting and lack of funds, we will pull this thread back up, and I will ask you all if you wish you had asked a few more questions before hand clapping and nodding.[/p][/quote]You can ask as many questions as you like but it won't make any difference to the outcome. The 'football league' have been asking questions and hopefully getting the right answers. We have no option other than to put our trust in them no matter what you might think of them! I believe this new board was the best option available even if it doesn't suit your ideal. There's been too much scaremongering by too many posters with little or no knowledge on this site for the last two weeks. Calm down and be thankful we still have a club, in a good position in the league, with a reasonable chance of getting promoted. It could be so much worse! Blazing Riff

5:44pm Fri 15 Feb 13

forzaswindon12 says...

the questions I wanted to ask were, 1.who were the other two or three foreign consortiums and which countries/areas were they from.

2.why cant luke rooney be made available for selection until we can get some loans in. we're down to the bare bones and he could still be effective for as a sub.
3.when is miles storey & bostock back from injury?
the questions I wanted to ask were, 1.who were the other two or three foreign consortiums and which countries/areas were they from. 2.why cant luke rooney be made available for selection until we can get some loans in. we're down to the bare bones and he could still be effective for as a sub. 3.when is miles storey & bostock back from injury? forzaswindon12

5:51pm Fri 15 Feb 13

forzaswindon12 says...

also as we loaned a top striker in paul benson to cheltenham how about they allow us marlon pack on loan for the rest of the season as part of that deal.
if pack sods off to bournemouth after the ritchie sale that will be the final indignity.
also as we loaned a top striker in paul benson to cheltenham how about they allow us marlon pack on loan for the rest of the season as part of that deal. if pack sods off to bournemouth after the ritchie sale that will be the final indignity. forzaswindon12

5:59pm Fri 15 Feb 13

tally38 says...

forzaswindon12 wrote:
the questions I wanted to ask were, 1.who were the other two or three foreign consortiums and which countries/areas were they from.

2.why cant luke rooney be made available for selection until we can get some loans in. we're down to the bare bones and he could still be effective for as a sub.
3.when is miles storey & bostock back from injury?
ARE YOU A SWINDON SUPPORTER?
WHY ARE YOU ASKING STUPID QUESTIONS, MILES STOREY CAME ON AS SUB LAST WEEK AND BOSTOCK LEFT THE CLUB 2 MONTHS AGO
[quote][p][bold]forzaswindon12[/bold] wrote: the questions I wanted to ask were, 1.who were the other two or three foreign consortiums and which countries/areas were they from. 2.why cant luke rooney be made available for selection until we can get some loans in. we're down to the bare bones and he could still be effective for as a sub. 3.when is miles storey & bostock back from injury?[/p][/quote]ARE YOU A SWINDON SUPPORTER? WHY ARE YOU ASKING STUPID QUESTIONS, MILES STOREY CAME ON AS SUB LAST WEEK AND BOSTOCK LEFT THE CLUB 2 MONTHS AGO tally38

6:02pm Fri 15 Feb 13

mancrobin says...

Stratton Red wrote:
Do the burgers at STFC contain horse?
Excellent question Stratton. I could see it made him jump.
[quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Do the burgers at STFC contain horse?[/p][/quote]Excellent question Stratton. I could see it made him jump. mancrobin

6:04pm Fri 15 Feb 13

35 year fan says...

NORTH STAND wrote:
Good read this - man who has no idea what is happening answers questions from people who don't understand the subject... la plus ca change!

Anyway here's a quick summary:

1. A handful of poor little rich kids bought a football club for a gas
2. Used to getting their own way and convincingly advised by willing acolytes and 'expert' consultants they soon established that they could bully their way to planning permission for a property development that would make them even more money
3. The world moved on, the economy collapsed, they (slowly) realised that office, hotel and leisure space in central Swindon was not quite as attractive a proposition as the graphs had suggested
4. The poor little rich kids fell out ad one by one wandered off to play with their other toys
5. The biggest little rich kid of all had nobody left to play with so when they said nasty things he decided to teach them a lesson. To show them how he didn't care he took a big stick and spoiled everybody's favourite toy
6. The season ticket holders who had paid an extra hundred pounds a year on the back of the big boys promises were sha* on from a great height BUT HEY F*CK THEM
7. Luckily 95% of them were too thick to realise
8. The end
but its not quite the end is it?

now a bunch of luton people arrive on the scene who were refused permission to buy their own club. who knows what angles they see for their own pockets here? they dont seem like the kind of guys to be putting in more than they plan to take out.
[quote][p][bold]NORTH STAND[/bold] wrote: Good read this - man who has no idea what is happening answers questions from people who don't understand the subject... la plus ca change! Anyway here's a quick summary: 1. A handful of poor little rich kids bought a football club for a gas 2. Used to getting their own way and convincingly advised by willing acolytes and 'expert' consultants they soon established that they could bully their way to planning permission for a property development that would make them even more money 3. The world moved on, the economy collapsed, they (slowly) realised that office, hotel and leisure space in central Swindon was not quite as attractive a proposition as the graphs had suggested 4. The poor little rich kids fell out ad one by one wandered off to play with their other toys 5. The biggest little rich kid of all had nobody left to play with so when they said nasty things he decided to teach them a lesson. To show them how he didn't care he took a big stick and spoiled everybody's favourite toy 6. The season ticket holders who had paid an extra hundred pounds a year on the back of the big boys promises were sha* on from a great height BUT HEY F*CK THEM 7. Luckily 95% of them were too thick to realise 8. The end[/p][/quote]but its not quite the end is it? now a bunch of luton people arrive on the scene who were refused permission to buy their own club. who knows what angles they see for their own pockets here? they dont seem like the kind of guys to be putting in more than they plan to take out. 35 year fan

6:15pm Fri 15 Feb 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

We're still 3 points off the top with a game in hand. Keep the faith punters....
We're still 3 points off the top with a game in hand. Keep the faith punters.... dreamofacleansheet2

6:20pm Fri 15 Feb 13

NORTH STAND says...

davel4848 wrote:
NORTH STAND..............m

ost of the rubbish you are pontificating(look up the meaning in a dictionary) about above is factually inaccurate.
I hear Bournemouth or Oxford are beckoning, so you'd better set off now, before it gets too dark.
I refer the honorable gentleman to the answer at 7 above
[quote][p][bold]davel4848[/bold] wrote: NORTH STAND..............m ost of the rubbish you are pontificating(look up the meaning in a dictionary) about above is factually inaccurate. I hear Bournemouth or Oxford are beckoning, so you'd better set off now, before it gets too dark.[/p][/quote]I refer the honorable gentleman to the answer at 7 above NORTH STAND

6:23pm Fri 15 Feb 13

supersaver says...

been away for 18 months due to depression brought on by Wilson/Hart, cut of from all media etc.

I come back and find The Mighty Reds are in 4th place, 3pts behind the leaders with a game in hand.

Im mad, mad, help me im going mad, no i am mad help me.
been away for 18 months due to depression brought on by Wilson/Hart, cut of from all media etc. I come back and find The Mighty Reds are in 4th place, 3pts behind the leaders with a game in hand. Im mad, mad, help me im going mad, no i am mad help me. supersaver

6:29pm Fri 15 Feb 13

NORTH STAND says...

35 year old fan I hope you're right and its not the end... the new board might prove more honourable but they sure don't have the sort of financial clout most supporters hoped the previous lot would be pouring in.,,, Footballing success can and will continue to be bought and I still remember Fulham, Reading and Wigan as Div 4 awaydays - spot the common theme in their turnaround to sustainable Premiership set ups! Most of those crying out for sustainability don't seem to accept that for sides where we are it it comes with mediocrity. The time to stabilise is not when you are in the middle or at the bottom. I do fear (though hope not) that we are heading for future local derbies with Rovers and Scum rather than City and Reading...either way I'll be there!
35 year old fan I hope you're right and its not the end... the new board might prove more honourable but they sure don't have the sort of financial clout most supporters hoped the previous lot would be pouring in.,,, Footballing success can and will continue to be bought and I still remember Fulham, Reading and Wigan as Div 4 awaydays - spot the common theme in their turnaround to sustainable Premiership set ups! Most of those crying out for sustainability don't seem to accept that for sides where we are it it comes with mediocrity. The time to stabilise is not when you are in the middle or at the bottom. I do fear (though hope not) that we are heading for future local derbies with Rovers and Scum rather than City and Reading...either way I'll be there! NORTH STAND

6:43pm Fri 15 Feb 13

tifosi says...

mancrobin wrote:
Stratton Red wrote:
Do the burgers at STFC contain horse?
Excellent question Stratton. I could see it made him jump.
Sadly the burgers are being made available to players only - the squad is a bit depleted so we have to play hoofball.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Do the burgers at STFC contain horse?[/p][/quote]Excellent question Stratton. I could see it made him jump.[/p][/quote]Sadly the burgers are being made available to players only - the squad is a bit depleted so we have to play hoofball. tifosi

7:06pm Fri 15 Feb 13

davel4848 says...

Success......we have 2 non-Swindon fans talking to each other on our message board. Let's hope they bore each other stupid very soon.
Success......we have 2 non-Swindon fans talking to each other on our message board. Let's hope they bore each other stupid very soon. davel4848

7:11pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

I suppose at least we have quite a few weeks to decide on getting another season ticket. At the moment that is looking rather slim and the new board have some major work to do to convince me to invest. Selling Ritchie was bad although it was done to supply much needed funds and avoid admin as if the players did not get paid we would have gone straight into administration. The Football League have had a look at the financial model put forward by the new consortium and now its the turn of us fans and we need to see your plans and financial support. It does seem they are able to finance for the short term and will be relying on championship payouts to help further down the road. But what happens with no championship football I wonder ??
I suppose at least we have quite a few weeks to decide on getting another season ticket. At the moment that is looking rather slim and the new board have some major work to do to convince me to invest. Selling Ritchie was bad although it was done to supply much needed funds and avoid admin as if the players did not get paid we would have gone straight into administration. The Football League have had a look at the financial model put forward by the new consortium and now its the turn of us fans and we need to see your plans and financial support. It does seem they are able to finance for the short term and will be relying on championship payouts to help further down the road. But what happens with no championship football I wonder ?? Di kanny oh

7:22pm Fri 15 Feb 13

ciclosporindorset says...

supersaver wrote:
been away for 18 months due to depression brought on by Wilson/Hart, cut of from all media etc.

I come back and find The Mighty Reds are in 4th place, 3pts behind the leaders with a game in hand.

Im mad, mad, help me im going mad, no i am mad help me.
Further quote from "Ciclos Encyclopaedia of STFC Related Medical Conditions"

Madness: Condition brought about by relentless unobtainable expectations. Particularly associated with peer group expectations of one day finding the rainbow ends with a pot of money - only to find its a pot of ****!
[quote][p][bold]supersaver[/bold] wrote: been away for 18 months due to depression brought on by Wilson/Hart, cut of from all media etc. I come back and find The Mighty Reds are in 4th place, 3pts behind the leaders with a game in hand. Im mad, mad, help me im going mad, no i am mad help me.[/p][/quote]Further quote from "Ciclos Encyclopaedia of STFC Related Medical Conditions" Madness: Condition brought about by relentless unobtainable expectations. Particularly associated with peer group expectations of one day finding the rainbow ends with a pot of money - only to find its a pot of ****! ciclosporindorset

7:34pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

Tranmere on the box tonight against Shrewsbury bet Paolo will be watching. Good insight into Tuesday nights game.
Tranmere on the box tonight against Shrewsbury bet Paolo will be watching. Good insight into Tuesday nights game. Di kanny oh

7:46pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Tranmere on the box tonight against Shrewsbury bet Paolo will be watching. Good insight into Tuesday nights game.
Even better for Town Akpro is suspended and misses tonight and Tuesday's games. Come on Shrews do a number on them please.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Tranmere on the box tonight against Shrewsbury bet Paolo will be watching. Good insight into Tuesday nights game.[/p][/quote]Even better for Town Akpro is suspended and misses tonight and Tuesday's games. Come on Shrews do a number on them please. Di kanny oh

7:52pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Tranmere on the box tonight against Shrewsbury bet Paolo will be watching. Good insight into Tuesday nights game.
Even better for Town Akpro is suspended and misses tonight and Tuesday's games. Come on Shrews do a number on them please.
Palmer for Tranmere just been sent off yesssssssss.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Tranmere on the box tonight against Shrewsbury bet Paolo will be watching. Good insight into Tuesday nights game.[/p][/quote]Even better for Town Akpro is suspended and misses tonight and Tuesday's games. Come on Shrews do a number on them please.[/p][/quote]Palmer for Tranmere just been sent off yesssssssss. Di kanny oh

7:52pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

Tranmere just had a player sent off (6 mins)- straight red ....
Tranmere just had a player sent off (6 mins)- straight red .... Chish and Fips

7:54pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

Ronnie Moore spitting feathers right now on touch line ...
Ronnie Moore spitting feathers right now on touch line ... Chish and Fips

7:58pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Ronnie Moore spitting feathers right now on touch line ...
Tranmere 1-0 down it gets better their Keeper has made a howler.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: Ronnie Moore spitting feathers right now on touch line ...[/p][/quote]Tranmere 1-0 down it gets better their Keeper has made a howler. Di kanny oh

8:08pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

Pitch doesn't look too bad ....

That early sending off and goal seem to have totally unsettled them . Its all kick and rush at moment..
Pitch doesn't look too bad .... That early sending off and goal seem to have totally unsettled them . Its all kick and rush at moment.. Chish and Fips

8:23pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Haydonender says...

No news then.........while I appreciate Sam's interaction with the fans (most of the scraps of news recently have come through him) I do question the sense in holding a Q & A session when the answers to all the questions are 'I don't know' or 'they can't say'

Anyway.......come on Shrewsbury!
No news then.........while I appreciate Sam's interaction with the fans (most of the scraps of news recently have come through him) I do question the sense in holding a Q & A session when the answers to all the questions are 'I don't know' or 'they can't say' Anyway.......come on Shrewsbury! Haydonender

9:12pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

Yessss 2-0 to shrews
Yessss 2-0 to shrews Di kanny oh

9:13pm Fri 15 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

Haydonender wrote:
No news then.........while I appreciate Sam's interaction with the fans (most of the scraps of news recently have come through him) I do question the sense in holding a Q & A session when the answers to all the questions are 'I don't know' or 'they can't say'

Anyway.......come on Shrewsbury!
Fair point but at least Sam offers some salient and calm replies and not just bluster and ill informed rumours/fears.

0-2!! come on the other STFC
[quote][p][bold]Haydonender[/bold] wrote: No news then.........while I appreciate Sam's interaction with the fans (most of the scraps of news recently have come through him) I do question the sense in holding a Q & A session when the answers to all the questions are 'I don't know' or 'they can't say' Anyway.......come on Shrewsbury![/p][/quote]Fair point but at least Sam offers some salient and calm replies and not just bluster and ill informed rumours/fears. 0-2!! come on the other STFC sp1dersw3b

9:40pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

Yes Tranny lost 0-2 tonight good result for Town and Palmer and top scorer Akpro will be missing suspended for recent red cards.
Yes Tranny lost 0-2 tonight good result for Town and Palmer and top scorer Akpro will be missing suspended for recent red cards. Di kanny oh

9:41pm Fri 15 Feb 13

southside7 says...

NORTH STAND wrote:
35 year old fan I hope you're right and its not the end... the new board might prove more honourable but they sure don't have the sort of financial clout most supporters hoped the previous lot would be pouring in.,,, Footballing success can and will continue to be bought and I still remember Fulham, Reading and Wigan as Div 4 awaydays - spot the common theme in their turnaround to sustainable Premiership set ups! Most of those crying out for sustainability don't seem to accept that for sides where we are it it comes with mediocrity. The time to stabilise is not when you are in the middle or at the bottom. I do fear (though hope not) that we are heading for future local derbies with Rovers and Scum rather than City and Reading...either way I'll be there!
Doesn't buying success like Reading have make the whole thing a sham? I can't give it up because it's in my blood, but sometimes I wish I could, just due to the farce of the 'buy to win' success that top flight football has become.
[quote][p][bold]NORTH STAND[/bold] wrote: 35 year old fan I hope you're right and its not the end... the new board might prove more honourable but they sure don't have the sort of financial clout most supporters hoped the previous lot would be pouring in.,,, Footballing success can and will continue to be bought and I still remember Fulham, Reading and Wigan as Div 4 awaydays - spot the common theme in their turnaround to sustainable Premiership set ups! Most of those crying out for sustainability don't seem to accept that for sides where we are it it comes with mediocrity. The time to stabilise is not when you are in the middle or at the bottom. I do fear (though hope not) that we are heading for future local derbies with Rovers and Scum rather than City and Reading...either way I'll be there![/p][/quote]Doesn't buying success like Reading have make the whole thing a sham? I can't give it up because it's in my blood, but sometimes I wish I could, just due to the farce of the 'buy to win' success that top flight football has become. southside7

9:51pm Fri 15 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

Seeing Boremuff have signed Marcus Painter from Brighton until the end of the season perhaps they don't think much of their new left back?
Seeing Boremuff have signed Marcus Painter from Brighton until the end of the season perhaps they don't think much of their new left back? sp1dersw3b

10:03pm Fri 15 Feb 13

red white says...

Muff and Donny to come unstuck tomorrow and Monday,we win Tuesday and we'll be top.

Easy.
Muff and Donny to come unstuck tomorrow and Monday,we win Tuesday and we'll be top. Easy. red white

10:11pm Fri 15 Feb 13

super reds says...

sp1dersw3b wrote:
Seeing Boremuff have signed Marcus Painter from Brighton until the end of the season perhaps they don't think much of their new left back?
They have a left back crisis which is why Ritchie is playing there I believe, wouldn't swear to it though
[quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: Seeing Boremuff have signed Marcus Painter from Brighton until the end of the season perhaps they don't think much of their new left back?[/p][/quote]They have a left back crisis which is why Ritchie is playing there I believe, wouldn't swear to it though super reds

10:21pm Fri 15 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

Wow!!!!!!

I hope the following is absorbed by those Paolo non-lovers that believe certain issues should remain in-house about training sessions: -

"I've finished training absolutely disgusted. I can't just sit and take that, the fans need to know," he said.

"They pay his wages and what he dished up is the worst effort I've seen in 25 years of professional football."

"Is it because he hasn't been starting? Is that what you do? Down tools and stop trying? The football club deserves more; the fans deserve more."

'Quote about Nikola Zigic - Lee Clark' - Birmingham City FC .

PC has learnt then! - lol
Wow!!!!!! I hope the following is absorbed by those Paolo non-lovers that believe certain issues should remain in-house about training sessions: - "I've finished training absolutely disgusted. I can't just sit and take that, the fans need to know," he said. "They pay his wages and what he dished up is the worst effort I've seen in 25 years of professional football." "Is it because he hasn't been starting? Is that what you do? Down tools and stop trying? The football club deserves more; the fans deserve more." 'Quote about Nikola Zigic - Lee Clark' - Birmingham City FC . PC has learnt then! - lol sp1dersw3b

10:21pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Blazing Riff says...

super reds wrote:
sp1dersw3b wrote:
Seeing Boremuff have signed Marcus Painter from Brighton until the end of the season perhaps they don't think much of their new left back?
They have a left back crisis which is why Ritchie is playing there I believe, wouldn't swear to it though
I think you're right.
[quote][p][bold]super reds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: Seeing Boremuff have signed Marcus Painter from Brighton until the end of the season perhaps they don't think much of their new left back?[/p][/quote]They have a left back crisis which is why Ritchie is playing there I believe, wouldn't swear to it though[/p][/quote]I think you're right. Blazing Riff

10:28pm Fri 15 Feb 13

forzaswindon12 says...

tally38 wrote:
forzaswindon12 wrote:
the questions I wanted to ask were, 1.who were the other two or three foreign consortiums and which countries/areas were they from.

2.why cant luke rooney be made available for selection until we can get some loans in. we're down to the bare bones and he could still be effective for as a sub.
3.when is miles storey & bostock back from injury?
ARE YOU A SWINDON SUPPORTER?
WHY ARE YOU ASKING STUPID QUESTIONS, MILES STOREY CAME ON AS SUB LAST WEEK AND BOSTOCK LEFT THE CLUB 2 MONTHS AGO
FCUK YOU!!
of course im a swindon fan

Im entitled to ask questions and theres no need to be rude you stupid w@nker

I thought both storey and bostock were injured. thanks clearing that one up
[quote][p][bold]tally38[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forzaswindon12[/bold] wrote: the questions I wanted to ask were, 1.who were the other two or three foreign consortiums and which countries/areas were they from. 2.why cant luke rooney be made available for selection until we can get some loans in. we're down to the bare bones and he could still be effective for as a sub. 3.when is miles storey & bostock back from injury?[/p][/quote]ARE YOU A SWINDON SUPPORTER? WHY ARE YOU ASKING STUPID QUESTIONS, MILES STOREY CAME ON AS SUB LAST WEEK AND BOSTOCK LEFT THE CLUB 2 MONTHS AGO[/p][/quote]FCUK YOU!! of course im a swindon fan Im entitled to ask questions and theres no need to be rude you stupid w@nker I thought both storey and bostock were injured. thanks clearing that one up forzaswindon12

10:50pm Fri 15 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

Blazing Riff wrote:
super reds wrote:
sp1dersw3b wrote:
Seeing Boremuff have signed Marcus Painter from Brighton until the end of the season perhaps they don't think much of their new left back?
They have a left back crisis which is why Ritchie is playing there I believe, wouldn't swear to it though
I think you're right.
Apologies as the lowest form of wit is sarcasm - I believe you are both correct in your replies.

Just miss the Ritchie effect for STFC
[quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]super reds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: Seeing Boremuff have signed Marcus Painter from Brighton until the end of the season perhaps they don't think much of their new left back?[/p][/quote]They have a left back crisis which is why Ritchie is playing there I believe, wouldn't swear to it though[/p][/quote]I think you're right.[/p][/quote]Apologies as the lowest form of wit is sarcasm - I believe you are both correct in your replies. Just miss the Ritchie effect for STFC sp1dersw3b

12:49am Sat 16 Feb 13

red white says...

Super Mario TV wrote:
stfclondon wrote:
Super Mario TV wrote:
If the consortium had a money man/woman I think it’s fair to say their their name would of leaked out by now, and as the consortium don’t have the financial mussel to keep the club moving forward in it's present format and they plan massive cost cutting measures which will be a mean a huge step backwards in football terms, I believe the club would of been better to use the Richie money to survive until the end of the season, and then if no other buyer came forward go in to administration and let the administer takes their time and find a suitable buyer, this would of caused short term pain rather then being stuck with owners that over time will ship out the current players anyway, and will only have the option to slash rather then spend. And after listening to Andrew Fitton a few weeks ago on the radio I am convinced he would of done a deal with the administer, as it would of been on his terms.
1. Just because no name has leaked out doesn't mean there's not someone waiting in the wings. Sam has said the new board will be looking for additional investment, so they may already have someone in mind.
2. How do you know the new board doesn't have the financial muscle required? Is their personal wealth in the public domain?
3. Who said anything about massive cost cutting measures? You;re scaremongering.
4. How much of the Ritchie money was paid up front? Was it enough to fund the club until the end of the season?
5. Administration means player sales and job losses, not just "short term pain". What penalties would the Football Lague impose on us for entering administration a third time? It must be avoided if at all possible.
6. You have absolutely no way of knowing that the owners plan to ship players out and slash rather than spend. More scaremongering.
I believe it's more a matter of fact that the incoming board don't have any real money and they plan to cut costs, it's even confirmed in a few of the answers given to the questions asked above.

I know Jed reads all these these forums so Jed please prove me wrong and tell us the name of your millionaire Black style investor and make me look a fool......

What is the point in a consortium buying or in this case being given a football club when they don't have the funds to invest and to move it forward, there plan is to save the club by cost cutting and undoing Wray’s and PDC'S progress, and that is one long slow road to nowhere, and in the long term we will a lot worse off then the 10 points we would lost in administration (It's only 10 points for a third administration, like Darlington got last year)

It's scaremongering to tell the tale that the club will die if this takeover does not go ahead, as I'm in no doubt better offers and options would become available down the line.

When PDC is gone this time next season and the club is in reserve gear, due to cost cutting and lack of funds, we will pull this thread back up, and I will ask you all if you wish you had asked a few more questions before hand clapping and nodding.
Shut up !

Paolo won't leave us.

Well he might hope you go away.
[quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: If the consortium had a money man/woman I think it’s fair to say their their name would of leaked out by now, and as the consortium don’t have the financial mussel to keep the club moving forward in it's present format and they plan massive cost cutting measures which will be a mean a huge step backwards in football terms, I believe the club would of been better to use the Richie money to survive until the end of the season, and then if no other buyer came forward go in to administration and let the administer takes their time and find a suitable buyer, this would of caused short term pain rather then being stuck with owners that over time will ship out the current players anyway, and will only have the option to slash rather then spend. And after listening to Andrew Fitton a few weeks ago on the radio I am convinced he would of done a deal with the administer, as it would of been on his terms.[/p][/quote]1. Just because no name has leaked out doesn't mean there's not someone waiting in the wings. Sam has said the new board will be looking for additional investment, so they may already have someone in mind. 2. How do you know the new board doesn't have the financial muscle required? Is their personal wealth in the public domain? 3. Who said anything about massive cost cutting measures? You;re scaremongering. 4. How much of the Ritchie money was paid up front? Was it enough to fund the club until the end of the season? 5. Administration means player sales and job losses, not just "short term pain". What penalties would the Football Lague impose on us for entering administration a third time? It must be avoided if at all possible. 6. You have absolutely no way of knowing that the owners plan to ship players out and slash rather than spend. More scaremongering.[/p][/quote]I believe it's more a matter of fact that the incoming board don't have any real money and they plan to cut costs, it's even confirmed in a few of the answers given to the questions asked above. I know Jed reads all these these forums so Jed please prove me wrong and tell us the name of your millionaire Black style investor and make me look a fool...... What is the point in a consortium buying or in this case being given a football club when they don't have the funds to invest and to move it forward, there plan is to save the club by cost cutting and undoing Wray’s and PDC'S progress, and that is one long slow road to nowhere, and in the long term we will a lot worse off then the 10 points we would lost in administration (It's only 10 points for a third administration, like Darlington got last year) It's scaremongering to tell the tale that the club will die if this takeover does not go ahead, as I'm in no doubt better offers and options would become available down the line. When PDC is gone this time next season and the club is in reserve gear, due to cost cutting and lack of funds, we will pull this thread back up, and I will ask you all if you wish you had asked a few more questions before hand clapping and nodding.[/p][/quote]Shut up ! Paolo won't leave us. Well he might hope you go away. red white

7:24am Sat 16 Feb 13

Super Mario TV says...

Your right, the thought has never even crossed even crossed his mind....
Your right, the thought has never even crossed even crossed his mind.... Super Mario TV

8:33am Sat 16 Feb 13

red white says...

He loves us,we love him.
He loves us,we love him. red white

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