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SWINDON TOWN: "No approach from Swindon," says Hockaday

Swindon Advertiser: Dave Hockaday Dave Hockaday

FOREST Green manager Dave Hockaday has said no approach has been made by Swindon Town for his services.

Hockaday, who played more than 300 times for the Robins in the 1980s, has been installed as one of the favourites for the top job at the County Ground by bookmakers following the resignation of Paolo Di Canio.

However, it is understood that Town will not approach managers until Football League approval of the sale of the club is received, and Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire that he had not had contact from Swindon.

"I haven't been approached. I'm employed by Forest Green Rovers and I love my job," he said.

"I've got the best chairman in the world so I'm not going to go looking for another job.

"I've got a great group of lads here and we're building something special.

"I'm Forest Green through and through. If ever my chairman wants me to leave then that's a different matter but until such time I'm happy here."

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1:37pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Jon the red says...

That's good then
That's good then Jon the red
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1:41pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Always red says...

Good job there's been no approach for Hockaday useless springs to mind FGR fans haven't a good word for him.
Sorry Dave you might be a nice bloke but don't call us.
Good job there's been no approach for Hockaday useless springs to mind FGR fans haven't a good word for him. Sorry Dave you might be a nice bloke but don't call us. Always red
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1:42pm Wed 20 Feb 13

EastleazeRed says...

Thank god ! I know a couple of forest green rovers fans who said the majority of fans want him out , clueless was one of the words they used. The only reason their going well is the amount of money they have compared to the rest of the clubs in the league.
Thank god ! I know a couple of forest green rovers fans who said the majority of fans want him out , clueless was one of the words they used. The only reason their going well is the amount of money they have compared to the rest of the clubs in the league. EastleazeRed
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1:45pm Wed 20 Feb 13

stanharlands6shirt says...

Thank god for that.
Now please contact and get the same response from;
Newell,
Tisdale,
Buckle,
and all the rest of the totally uninspiring names that have been thrown in the hat.

That done, call ADKINS and tell him get over here quick...we have got just the challenge for him and a great set of supporters ready to follow.
Thank god for that. Now please contact and get the same response from; Newell, Tisdale, Buckle, and all the rest of the totally uninspiring names that have been thrown in the hat. That done, call ADKINS and tell him get over here quick...we have got just the challenge for him and a great set of supporters ready to follow. stanharlands6shirt
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1:47pm Wed 20 Feb 13

RamsburyRed says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
Thank god ! I know a couple of forest green rovers fans who said the majority of fans want him out , clueless was one of the words they used. The only reason their going well is the amount of money they have compared to the rest of the clubs in the league.
Like us in L2 then?
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: Thank god ! I know a couple of forest green rovers fans who said the majority of fans want him out , clueless was one of the words they used. The only reason their going well is the amount of money they have compared to the rest of the clubs in the league.[/p][/quote]Like us in L2 then? RamsburyRed
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1:48pm Wed 20 Feb 13

jam1 says...

This is just depressing
This is just depressing jam1
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1:50pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Calcio Robin says...

That God!!!! Hope all the other useless nominees and "has beens" will come out and say the same. Scholes , Carragher, etc young and energetic or Adkins "been there and done it" and was doing a good job at Southamton.
I wonder if Alun Rossiter could do both jobs, has he got his FA badges?, What a man ans motivator.
That God!!!! Hope all the other useless nominees and "has beens" will come out and say the same. Scholes , Carragher, etc young and energetic or Adkins "been there and done it" and was doing a good job at Southamton. I wonder if Alun Rossiter could do both jobs, has he got his FA badges?, What a man ans motivator. Calcio Robin
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1:55pm Wed 20 Feb 13

madterrier says...

Another non-story. Can the Adver not grasp that we don't know yet who will own the club, everything is in limbo, and the club cannot approach or sign players OR MANAGERS yet.
Another non-story. Can the Adver not grasp that we don't know yet who will own the club, everything is in limbo, and the club cannot approach or sign players OR MANAGERS yet. madterrier
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2:01pm Wed 20 Feb 13

HOOKEY says...

Is that the best we can do
Is that the best we can do HOOKEY
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2:03pm Wed 20 Feb 13

peatmoor pirate says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
Thank god ! I know a couple of forest green rovers fans who said the majority of fans want him out , clueless was one of the words they used. The only reason their going well is the amount of money they have compared to the rest of the clubs in the league.
Like us in L2 then?
sadly true and at least partly why we are in this state to start with
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: Thank god ! I know a couple of forest green rovers fans who said the majority of fans want him out , clueless was one of the words they used. The only reason their going well is the amount of money they have compared to the rest of the clubs in the league.[/p][/quote]Like us in L2 then?[/p][/quote]sadly true and at least partly why we are in this state to start with peatmoor pirate
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2:04pm Wed 20 Feb 13

stanharlands6shirt says...

THE ONE NAME THAT FEW, IF ANY, SEEM TO OBJECT TOO, AND MOST SEEM TO WANT NOW THAT PAOLO HAS GONE, IS NIGEL ADKINS..

DO WE HAVE A NEW INCOMING BOARD THAT WILL FOLLOW THE CLUBS FANS VOICES.

ADKINS WOULD CERTAINLY APPEAR TO BE THE ONE TO SETTLE EVERYONE DOWN AND REUNITE ALL CONCERNED, COUPLED WITH THE COACHING AND MANAGERIAL ABILITY TO CONTINUE OUR UPWARD MOBILITY.
THE ONE NAME THAT FEW, IF ANY, SEEM TO OBJECT TOO, AND MOST SEEM TO WANT NOW THAT PAOLO HAS GONE, IS NIGEL ADKINS.. DO WE HAVE A NEW INCOMING BOARD THAT WILL FOLLOW THE CLUBS FANS VOICES. ADKINS WOULD CERTAINLY APPEAR TO BE THE ONE TO SETTLE EVERYONE DOWN AND REUNITE ALL CONCERNED, COUPLED WITH THE COACHING AND MANAGERIAL ABILITY TO CONTINUE OUR UPWARD MOBILITY. stanharlands6shirt
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2:13pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Swindon1984 says...

Calcio Robin wrote:
That God!!!! Hope all the other useless nominees and "has beens" will come out and say the same. Scholes , Carragher, etc young and energetic or Adkins "been there and done it" and was doing a good job at Southamton. I wonder if Alun Rossiter could do both jobs, has he got his FA badges?, What a man ans motivator.
Why are you naming players who are still playing as potential managers? Heard someone earlier putting Darren Ward's name in contention as player manager - you can't just decide you want to be a manager and turn up at the club the next day!

Adkins, good shout, and many would agree myself included. Carragher and Scholes? You've lost me there.

Good news no Hockaday anyway, although I've heard some names mentioned which are just as bad.
[quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: That God!!!! Hope all the other useless nominees and "has beens" will come out and say the same. Scholes , Carragher, etc young and energetic or Adkins "been there and done it" and was doing a good job at Southamton. I wonder if Alun Rossiter could do both jobs, has he got his FA badges?, What a man ans motivator.[/p][/quote]Why are you naming players who are still playing as potential managers? Heard someone earlier putting Darren Ward's name in contention as player manager - you can't just decide you want to be a manager and turn up at the club the next day! Adkins, good shout, and many would agree myself included. Carragher and Scholes? You've lost me there. Good news no Hockaday anyway, although I've heard some names mentioned which are just as bad. Swindon1984
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2:19pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Doctor red says...

stanharlands6shirt wrote:
THE ONE NAME THAT FEW, IF ANY, SEEM TO OBJECT TOO, AND MOST SEEM TO WANT NOW THAT PAOLO HAS GONE, IS NIGEL ADKINS..

DO WE HAVE A NEW INCOMING BOARD THAT WILL FOLLOW THE CLUBS FANS VOICES.

ADKINS WOULD CERTAINLY APPEAR TO BE THE ONE TO SETTLE EVERYONE DOWN AND REUNITE ALL CONCERNED, COUPLED WITH THE COACHING AND MANAGERIAL ABILITY TO CONTINUE OUR UPWARD MOBILITY.
EE AYE AD"IK"INS
Your the one we want!


God bless Paolo a true legend!

The Doc
[quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: THE ONE NAME THAT FEW, IF ANY, SEEM TO OBJECT TOO, AND MOST SEEM TO WANT NOW THAT PAOLO HAS GONE, IS NIGEL ADKINS.. DO WE HAVE A NEW INCOMING BOARD THAT WILL FOLLOW THE CLUBS FANS VOICES. ADKINS WOULD CERTAINLY APPEAR TO BE THE ONE TO SETTLE EVERYONE DOWN AND REUNITE ALL CONCERNED, COUPLED WITH THE COACHING AND MANAGERIAL ABILITY TO CONTINUE OUR UPWARD MOBILITY.[/p][/quote]EE AYE AD"IK"INS Your the one we want! God bless Paolo a true legend! The Doc Doctor red
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2:19pm Wed 20 Feb 13

no probs says...

adkins can also double up as physio ,save on the wage bill.
no that we have not even got a physio at the club.
adkins can also double up as physio ,save on the wage bill. no that we have not even got a physio at the club. no probs
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2:28pm Wed 20 Feb 13

jam1 says...

Adkins would be my choice
Adkins would be my choice jam1
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2:29pm Wed 20 Feb 13

swindonjason says...

This is a total mess behind the scenes, and the players deserve massive credit for their performance last night.

I was there and there was no tactics being forwarded from the bench (all were sat down). The way the players acknowledged the fans tells me there is togetherness between us and them

Now, the way forward in the interim:

Manager: Paul Bodin
Assistant Manager: Alan McGloughlin
Goalkeeper Coach: Fraser Digby
Physio: Either recall Kate Cady or Jamie Pitman (he was physio at Hereford.

I state this is in the interim arrangement as I don't think the club will be able to appoint anybody until the takeover has the FL approval (same as getting new players)
This is a total mess behind the scenes, and the players deserve massive credit for their performance last night. I was there and there was no tactics being forwarded from the bench (all were sat down). The way the players acknowledged the fans tells me there is togetherness between us and them Now, the way forward in the interim: Manager: Paul Bodin Assistant Manager: Alan McGloughlin Goalkeeper Coach: Fraser Digby Physio: Either recall Kate Cady or Jamie Pitman (he was physio at Hereford. I state this is in the interim arrangement as I don't think the club will be able to appoint anybody until the takeover has the FL approval (same as getting new players) swindonjason
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2:40pm Wed 20 Feb 13

stanharlands6shirt says...

swindonjason wrote:
This is a total mess behind the scenes, and the players deserve massive credit for their performance last night.

I was there and there was no tactics being forwarded from the bench (all were sat down). The way the players acknowledged the fans tells me there is togetherness between us and them

Now, the way forward in the interim:

Manager: Paul Bodin
Assistant Manager: Alan McGloughlin
Goalkeeper Coach: Fraser Digby
Physio: Either recall Kate Cady or Jamie Pitman (he was physio at Hereford.

I state this is in the interim arrangement as I don't think the club will be able to appoint anybody until the takeover has the FL approval (same as getting new players)
If all mentioned above agreed in the immediate short term to cover those roles we as supporters would I am sure feel very happy.
ALL PEOPLE WE STILL TRUST...
It would also be good to see Kate back and given a vote of confidence. By all accounts a good and respected physio that sadly did not fit with Paolo's plans.
[quote][p][bold]swindonjason[/bold] wrote: This is a total mess behind the scenes, and the players deserve massive credit for their performance last night. I was there and there was no tactics being forwarded from the bench (all were sat down). The way the players acknowledged the fans tells me there is togetherness between us and them Now, the way forward in the interim: Manager: Paul Bodin Assistant Manager: Alan McGloughlin Goalkeeper Coach: Fraser Digby Physio: Either recall Kate Cady or Jamie Pitman (he was physio at Hereford. I state this is in the interim arrangement as I don't think the club will be able to appoint anybody until the takeover has the FL approval (same as getting new players)[/p][/quote]If all mentioned above agreed in the immediate short term to cover those roles we as supporters would I am sure feel very happy. ALL PEOPLE WE STILL TRUST... It would also be good to see Kate back and given a vote of confidence. By all accounts a good and respected physio that sadly did not fit with Paolo's plans. stanharlands6shirt
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2:56pm Wed 20 Feb 13

arkells says...

good im glad hockaday hasnt been approached,and why do people want has beens to run the club, the likes of bodin, calderwood, taylor, hoodle, etc, yes good in there day, move on we want someone who knows wat there doing, someone who as the knowledge to take us forward, as the old saying goes, let sleeping dogs lie,
good im glad hockaday hasnt been approached,and why do people want has beens to run the club, the likes of bodin, calderwood, taylor, hoodle, etc, yes good in there day, move on we want someone who knows wat there doing, someone who as the knowledge to take us forward, as the old saying goes, let sleeping dogs lie, arkells
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3:09pm Wed 20 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

So some good news today then?
Can't stand people who advertise themselves.
I'm sure no one from the club would know his number.
Forest green needs you (phil king next)?
Onwards and upwards
How long do it take to write a cheque out for the un named loan player?
Meltdown
Meltdown
Meltdown
So some good news today then? Can't stand people who advertise themselves. I'm sure no one from the club would know his number. Forest green needs you (phil king next)? Onwards and upwards How long do it take to write a cheque out for the un named loan player? Meltdown Meltdown Meltdown smirg kcab
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3:12pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Super Mario TV says...

He has never managed a league club, why would Swindon wan't a non league manager, he is even behind Newell and Buckle in the queue, what a nob.
He has never managed a league club, why would Swindon wan't a non league manager, he is even behind Newell and Buckle in the queue, what a nob. Super Mario TV
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3:13pm Wed 20 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

Calcio Robin wrote:
That God!!!! Hope all the other useless nominees and "has beens" will come out and say the same. Scholes , Carragher, etc young and energetic or Adkins "been there and done it" and was doing a good job at Southamton. I wonder if Alun Rossiter could do both jobs, has he got his FA badges?, What a man ans motivator.
Yes he has got the badge. It was on his woolly hat when he was on tv for the playoffs.
That means he's more qualified than hockaday
Onwards and upwards
[quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: That God!!!! Hope all the other useless nominees and "has beens" will come out and say the same. Scholes , Carragher, etc young and energetic or Adkins "been there and done it" and was doing a good job at Southamton. I wonder if Alun Rossiter could do both jobs, has he got his FA badges?, What a man ans motivator.[/p][/quote]Yes he has got the badge. It was on his woolly hat when he was on tv for the playoffs. That means he's more qualified than hockaday Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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3:16pm Wed 20 Feb 13

hertz says...

1984 the reason players have been named is simply to steady the ship , keep the discipline and run the training , hence the reason Ward has been mentioned , he is a true professional on and off the field and a very good role model for diet etc . A nice steady hand on the wheel while we change drivers , I believe thatis the reason , nobody expects him to suddenly become manager .
1984 the reason players have been named is simply to steady the ship , keep the discipline and run the training , hence the reason Ward has been mentioned , he is a true professional on and off the field and a very good role model for diet etc . A nice steady hand on the wheel while we change drivers , I believe thatis the reason , nobody expects him to suddenly become manager . hertz
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3:21pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Robinonfire says...

Bodin should take over on Saturday...Im sure he would help win most of the last 14 games.

Come on you REDS
Bodin should take over on Saturday...Im sure he would help win most of the last 14 games. Come on you REDS Robinonfire
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3:23pm Wed 20 Feb 13

bradley red 1 says...

Do not worry dave i dont think you will be approached with all due respect!
Do not worry dave i dont think you will be approached with all due respect! bradley red 1
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3:25pm Wed 20 Feb 13

kandiman says...

I'd like to express my undying gratitude to the adver for once again going above and beyond the call of duty to get us the answer to a question that literally nobody was asking. I'll sleep a little easier now.

Can we get written confirmation that neither Sir Alf Ramsey nor Jose Mourinho have applied too please?
I'd like to express my undying gratitude to the adver for once again going above and beyond the call of duty to get us the answer to a question that literally nobody was asking. I'll sleep a little easier now. Can we get written confirmation that neither Sir Alf Ramsey nor Jose Mourinho have applied too please? kandiman
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3:25pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford says...

300 plus games for us and the man still cant get anything respectful said about him by our fans,and if Mourinho thinks he can just stroll into Swindon as our manager he can think again,i will not go to the CG until Mourinho has left.
300 plus games for us and the man still cant get anything respectful said about him by our fans,and if Mourinho thinks he can just stroll into Swindon as our manager he can think again,i will not go to the CG until Mourinho has left. Steve. Brentford
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3:30pm Wed 20 Feb 13

kandiman says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
300 plus games for us and the man still cant get anything respectful said about him by our fans,and if Mourinho thinks he can just stroll into Swindon as our manager he can think again,i will not go to the CG until Mourinho has left.
It's not about lack of respect. 300 games for the club and a marvelous servant AS A PLAYER, for sure. As a manager, he's not proved much cop at Forest Green. In fact, consensus seems to be that if they didn't have such a big budget by comparison to the other conference sides, they'd be battling relegation.

Realistically, there are only five candidates on the bookies' list that are acceptable: Adkins, Hoddle, Bodin, Curbishley and Warnock.

Interesting to note, though, that PDC is 9/1 to return to the club at Paddy's, and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is at evens...
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: 300 plus games for us and the man still cant get anything respectful said about him by our fans,and if Mourinho thinks he can just stroll into Swindon as our manager he can think again,i will not go to the CG until Mourinho has left.[/p][/quote]It's not about lack of respect. 300 games for the club and a marvelous servant AS A PLAYER, for sure. As a manager, he's not proved much cop at Forest Green. In fact, consensus seems to be that if they didn't have such a big budget by comparison to the other conference sides, they'd be battling relegation. Realistically, there are only five candidates on the bookies' list that are acceptable: Adkins, Hoddle, Bodin, Curbishley and Warnock. Interesting to note, though, that PDC is 9/1 to return to the club at Paddy's, and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is at evens... kandiman
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3:37pm Wed 20 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

I wondered why fon Williams left his goal last night he just arrived at the c/g
To be fodders trainer.
I told him Roberts scored and we won 3-1.
Ronnie Moore sent the number 23 bagayogo to catch him, but fon just had a text that he has just got to the prenton park car park.
Onwards and upwards
God fon and baggy were awful
I wondered why fon Williams left his goal last night he just arrived at the c/g To be fodders trainer. I told him Roberts scored and we won 3-1. Ronnie Moore sent the number 23 bagayogo to catch him, but fon just had a text that he has just got to the prenton park car park. Onwards and upwards God fon and baggy were awful smirg kcab
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3:42pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Since 1950 says...

Thank goodness! Non story anyway. FGR are doing well this season right enough. Don't forget though that it's only through the transgressions of other clubs that were relegated instead of them in past seasons that they are still in the BSP However, talking to their fans after their home defeat last night a lot of them were hoping that we would come in for him.
Thank goodness! Non story anyway. FGR are doing well this season right enough. Don't forget though that it's only through the transgressions of other clubs that were relegated instead of them in past seasons that they are still in the BSP However, talking to their fans after their home defeat last night a lot of them were hoping that we would come in for him. Since 1950
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3:47pm Wed 20 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Adkins my only choice.

Some of those other names do not inspire me at all.

I am more concerned on this New Board to be honest. Extremely worried is an understatement.
Would love to be impressed.
Adkins my only choice. Some of those other names do not inspire me at all. I am more concerned on this New Board to be honest. Extremely worried is an understatement. Would love to be impressed. TheDukeOfBanbury
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3:48pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford says...

kandiman wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
300 plus games for us and the man still cant get anything respectful said about him by our fans,and if Mourinho thinks he can just stroll into Swindon as our manager he can think again,i will not go to the CG until Mourinho has left.
It's not about lack of respect. 300 games for the club and a marvelous servant AS A PLAYER, for sure. As a manager, he's not proved much cop at Forest Green. In fact, consensus seems to be that if they didn't have such a big budget by comparison to the other conference sides, they'd be battling relegation.

Realistically, there are only five candidates on the bookies' list that are acceptable: Adkins, Hoddle, Bodin, Curbishley and Warnock.

Interesting to note, though, that PDC is 9/1 to return to the club at Paddy's, and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is at evens...
No thanks to Hoddle,i would rather have a marvelous servant (as a player)like Hockaday than someone that left us in the brown gear after we got promoted,he has never achieved much success since he was a player,nice football though!
Adkins would make me happy because going by the posts on here he would get the supporters full backing.
[quote][p][bold]kandiman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: 300 plus games for us and the man still cant get anything respectful said about him by our fans,and if Mourinho thinks he can just stroll into Swindon as our manager he can think again,i will not go to the CG until Mourinho has left.[/p][/quote]It's not about lack of respect. 300 games for the club and a marvelous servant AS A PLAYER, for sure. As a manager, he's not proved much cop at Forest Green. In fact, consensus seems to be that if they didn't have such a big budget by comparison to the other conference sides, they'd be battling relegation. Realistically, there are only five candidates on the bookies' list that are acceptable: Adkins, Hoddle, Bodin, Curbishley and Warnock. Interesting to note, though, that PDC is 9/1 to return to the club at Paddy's, and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is at evens...[/p][/quote]No thanks to Hoddle,i would rather have a marvelous servant (as a player)like Hockaday than someone that left us in the brown gear after we got promoted,he has never achieved much success since he was a player,nice football though! Adkins would make me happy because going by the posts on here he would get the supporters full backing. Steve. Brentford
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4:01pm Wed 20 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

WE WANT ADKINS JED
Do yourself a favour and support the huge majority of the fans then we can all move together to the championship
Thanks
WE WANT ADKINS JED Do yourself a favour and support the huge majority of the fans then we can all move together to the championship Thanks smirg kcab
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4:07pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Another view says...

Stop Press...Swindon Town have not approached me...but I'm available for a few beers in the legends each week and free tickets for my mates...and maybe they could slip me a few notes in a brown envelope if we ever win any points.
Stop Press...Swindon Town have not approached me...but I'm available for a few beers in the legends each week and free tickets for my mates...and maybe they could slip me a few notes in a brown envelope if we ever win any points. Another view
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4:13pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Graham8181 says...

Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins
Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Graham8181
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4:13pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Graham8181 says...

Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins
Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Graham8181
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4:13pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Graham8181 says...

Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins
Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Graham8181
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4:13pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Graham8181 says...

Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins
Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Graham8181
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4:16pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford says...

Graham8181 wrote:
Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins
I see the stutter has not gone away Graham!
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins[/p][/quote]I see the stutter has not gone away Graham! Steve. Brentford
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4:20pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Scribblemilk says...

IMHO we need consistency, however i don't think Paul Bodin or any combination of former players should be relied upon as 14 games is a large chunk of the season. All can be won and lost in that period.

We need someone who wants the team to play at the high tempo Paolo demanded, and the beautiful football that has been so successful.

Therefore no kick and rush merchants whoever they are. Trying to change the way we play this late in the season will most probably result in confused players and poor results.

I wish I had the answer but my feeling is we shouldn't appointment a permanent post until the end of the season, we should look for experience in the higher leagues but who maybe aren't flavour of the month now.

I would definitely approach Owen Coyle and Steve Coppell, im not sure who else. Ideally come the summer we would have our pick of a better pool of manager if we are promoted. I think UIwe Rosler has done a good job at Brentford this year, but I doubt we would get him unless we got promoted and they didn't.
IMHO we need consistency, however i don't think Paul Bodin or any combination of former players should be relied upon as 14 games is a large chunk of the season. All can be won and lost in that period. We need someone who wants the team to play at the high tempo Paolo demanded, and the beautiful football that has been so successful. Therefore no kick and rush merchants whoever they are. Trying to change the way we play this late in the season will most probably result in confused players and poor results. I wish I had the answer but my feeling is we shouldn't appointment a permanent post until the end of the season, we should look for experience in the higher leagues but who maybe aren't flavour of the month now. I would definitely approach Owen Coyle and Steve Coppell, im not sure who else. Ideally come the summer we would have our pick of a better pool of manager if we are promoted. I think UIwe Rosler has done a good job at Brentford this year, but I doubt we would get him unless we got promoted and they didn't. Scribblemilk
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4:23pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Fernham Red says...

Somebody say Adkins? Now there's a thought Jed.......
Somebody say Adkins? Now there's a thought Jed....... Fernham Red
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4:35pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Rebel_phish says...

I think the next manager's name hasn't even been mentioned yet. If the board do it on the cheap, it could be another as yet unknown rookie. Thats not necessarily s bad thing. That worked well for us before. But whoever it is must have a good fitness and work ethic.

Adkins though aint a bad shout.
I think the next manager's name hasn't even been mentioned yet. If the board do it on the cheap, it could be another as yet unknown rookie. Thats not necessarily s bad thing. That worked well for us before. But whoever it is must have a good fitness and work ethic. Adkins though aint a bad shout. Rebel_phish
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4:38pm Wed 20 Feb 13

jillyh says...

Scribblemilk wrote:
IMHO we need consistency, however i don't think Paul Bodin or any combination of former players should be relied upon as 14 games is a large chunk of the season. All can be won and lost in that period.

We need someone who wants the team to play at the high tempo Paolo demanded, and the beautiful football that has been so successful.

Therefore no kick and rush merchants whoever they are. Trying to change the way we play this late in the season will most probably result in confused players and poor results.

I wish I had the answer but my feeling is we shouldn't appointment a permanent post until the end of the season, we should look for experience in the higher leagues but who maybe aren't flavour of the month now.

I would definitely approach Owen Coyle and Steve Coppell, im not sure who else. Ideally come the summer we would have our pick of a better pool of manager if we are promoted. I think UIwe Rosler has done a good job at Brentford this year, but I doubt we would get him unless we got promoted and they didn't.
Have to agree as my heart sunk following the after match interview. We mustn't rock this boat of tremendous players we have. My fears are we will still end up in Administration or get Banbury Town Manager.

Sorry but when all is said and done, Andrew Black saved us and then spat us out.
[quote][p][bold]Scribblemilk[/bold] wrote: IMHO we need consistency, however i don't think Paul Bodin or any combination of former players should be relied upon as 14 games is a large chunk of the season. All can be won and lost in that period. We need someone who wants the team to play at the high tempo Paolo demanded, and the beautiful football that has been so successful. Therefore no kick and rush merchants whoever they are. Trying to change the way we play this late in the season will most probably result in confused players and poor results. I wish I had the answer but my feeling is we shouldn't appointment a permanent post until the end of the season, we should look for experience in the higher leagues but who maybe aren't flavour of the month now. I would definitely approach Owen Coyle and Steve Coppell, im not sure who else. Ideally come the summer we would have our pick of a better pool of manager if we are promoted. I think UIwe Rosler has done a good job at Brentford this year, but I doubt we would get him unless we got promoted and they didn't.[/p][/quote]Have to agree as my heart sunk following the after match interview. We mustn't rock this boat of tremendous players we have. My fears are we will still end up in Administration or get Banbury Town Manager. Sorry but when all is said and done, Andrew Black saved us and then spat us out. jillyh
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4:43pm Wed 20 Feb 13

old town robin says...

I think the only thing that is definite for this week is Paul Bodin and Jamie Pitman will be in the dugout for the Preston game. Both have enough experience to hold the fort until this new board get their act together. Anyone expecting to see their take over ratified this week, don't hold your breath.

I know the loan window closes in March but is it the1st? we are fast running out of time to get some much needed strength in and the second question is after losing 2 very good loanees and the opportunity for another 3, where would any new manager find additional quality to help out our over stretched squad
I think the only thing that is definite for this week is Paul Bodin and Jamie Pitman will be in the dugout for the Preston game. Both have enough experience to hold the fort until this new board get their act together. Anyone expecting to see their take over ratified this week, don't hold your breath. I know the loan window closes in March but is it the1st? we are fast running out of time to get some much needed strength in and the second question is after losing 2 very good loanees and the opportunity for another 3, where would any new manager find additional quality to help out our over stretched squad old town robin
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4:44pm Wed 20 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

Jimmy floyd hasslebaink now 7/4 fav
Di canio 10/1
Adkins 20/1
Sky bet
Where did jfh come from?
Jimmy floyd hasslebaink now 7/4 fav Di canio 10/1 Adkins 20/1 Sky bet Where did jfh come from? smirg kcab
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4:49pm Wed 20 Feb 13

stanharlands6shirt says...

WHAT I'M AFRAID OF IS THE NEW BOARD HAVE ALREADY MADE UP THEIR MIND....AND IT WILL BE MIKE NEWELL...

APPEARS A DECENT MAN ON THE FACE OF IT, STANDING UP TO BUNGS ETC WHILST AT LUTON?

HOWEVER HE TOOK OVER HARTLEPOOL WHO WERE TOP OF DIVISION THREE (LEAGUE ONE) AND CLEAR BY SIXTEEN POINTS.. THEY WENT ON A TERRIBLE RUN, WERE CAUGHT AND OVERTAKEN, ALTHOUGH THEY DID MANAGE TO FINISH RUNNERS UP.

WE DO NOT HAVE SIXTEEN POINTS TO THROW AWAY IN AN EXPERIMENT FINDING OUT IF A MANAGER MAY BE ABLE TO CUT IT !!!!!

IT HAS TO BE ADKINS...HE IS CAPABLE OF STEADYING THE SHIP, KEEP US PLAYING FOOTBALL, UNITE THE WHOLE CLUB AND PROBABLY IMPROVE US AGAIN..
WHAT I'M AFRAID OF IS THE NEW BOARD HAVE ALREADY MADE UP THEIR MIND....AND IT WILL BE MIKE NEWELL... APPEARS A DECENT MAN ON THE FACE OF IT, STANDING UP TO BUNGS ETC WHILST AT LUTON? HOWEVER HE TOOK OVER HARTLEPOOL WHO WERE TOP OF DIVISION THREE (LEAGUE ONE) AND CLEAR BY SIXTEEN POINTS.. THEY WENT ON A TERRIBLE RUN, WERE CAUGHT AND OVERTAKEN, ALTHOUGH THEY DID MANAGE TO FINISH RUNNERS UP. WE DO NOT HAVE SIXTEEN POINTS TO THROW AWAY IN AN EXPERIMENT FINDING OUT IF A MANAGER MAY BE ABLE TO CUT IT !!!!! IT HAS TO BE ADKINS...HE IS CAPABLE OF STEADYING THE SHIP, KEEP US PLAYING FOOTBALL, UNITE THE WHOLE CLUB AND PROBABLY IMPROVE US AGAIN.. stanharlands6shirt
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4:52pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Lazaat says...

Hockaday was a good player for us but we don't want him as manager! I fully agree with the majority that Adkins would be a tremendous acquisition for us, he's been there, done and worn the T shirt. If we ever get a new board I hope they at least ask Adkins if he is interested? Don't want any of the deadwood and ex Luton managers being mentioned, and please no more ala Malpass unknown and untried Scottish managers again!!!
Hockaday was a good player for us but we don't want him as manager! I fully agree with the majority that Adkins would be a tremendous acquisition for us, he's been there, done and worn the T shirt. If we ever get a new board I hope they at least ask Adkins if he is interested? Don't want any of the deadwood and ex Luton managers being mentioned, and please no more ala Malpass unknown and untried Scottish managers again!!! Lazaat
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4:56pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

I cant understand why we are getting linked with every crap manager on the earth.....

But lets get real over Adkins, no way hosay, he wont come here....
I cant understand why we are getting linked with every crap manager on the earth..... But lets get real over Adkins, no way hosay, he wont come here.... Is that you Lovesey
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4:56pm Wed 20 Feb 13

old town robin says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Jimmy floyd hasslebaink now 7/4 fav
Di canio 10/1
Adkins 20/1
Sky bet
Where did jfh come from?
Jimmy H is an Interesting prospect, bet you he would give Collins, Rooney and Williams some tips how to up their percentages.

If he was considered I think he would need a very experienced number 2 along side him, probably spelling the name wrong but Vierri his ex-manager or maybe a 3 month contract for mateo to get us through until may. At least we still have the samsung connection with Chelski.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Jimmy floyd hasslebaink now 7/4 fav Di canio 10/1 Adkins 20/1 Sky bet Where did jfh come from?[/p][/quote]Jimmy H is an Interesting prospect, bet you he would give Collins, Rooney and Williams some tips how to up their percentages. If he was considered I think he would need a very experienced number 2 along side him, probably spelling the name wrong but Vierri his ex-manager or maybe a 3 month contract for mateo to get us through until may. At least we still have the samsung connection with Chelski. old town robin
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4:59pm Wed 20 Feb 13

BournemouthRobin says...

Another one to consider - and highly unlikely I know but what about Roberto Di Matteo?

He was my choice before Paolo got the job and I believe he is still out of work. Proven at this level too....
Another one to consider - and highly unlikely I know but what about Roberto Di Matteo? He was my choice before Paolo got the job and I believe he is still out of work. Proven at this level too.... BournemouthRobin
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4:59pm Wed 20 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

Steve echo that he was agreat servant of the club but not management material at this level but no need to slag the guy off. In his prime I'd have him in front of JMc.
Steve echo that he was agreat servant of the club but not management material at this level but no need to slag the guy off. In his prime I'd have him in front of JMc. The Jockster
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5:00pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

Stan, why do you feel the need to shout?
Stan, why do you feel the need to shout? Oi Den!
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5:00pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Calcio Robin says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
Calcio Robin wrote:
That God!!!! Hope all the other useless nominees and "has beens" will come out and say the same. Scholes , Carragher, etc young and energetic or Adkins "been there and done it" and was doing a good job at Southamton. I wonder if Alun Rossiter could do both jobs, has he got his FA badges?, What a man ans motivator.
Why are you naming players who are still playing as potential managers? Heard someone earlier putting Darren Ward's name in contention as player manager - you can't just decide you want to be a manager and turn up at the club the next day!

Adkins, good shout, and many would agree myself included. Carragher and Scholes? You've lost me there.

Good news no Hockaday anyway, although I've heard some names mentioned which are just as bad.
I realise Scholes and Carragher are still playing, but their careers are coming to an end in the premier league, and could be great assets with their football knowledge, and know how, to teams like ours, who are in lower leagues, and would be hungry for success. I would rather have young guys as player managers or just managers, than the tripe and "has beens" who keep being mentioned. After DI Cannio, we need someone who can do the job, and have an aura, and flair, and not the folded arms brigade that are always throwing their hat into the ring. Anyway I just named them as examples, they will probably get coaching roles at thier present clubs. I still like the Idea of Adkins as for the rest no thank you, anyway God and his entourage might be back for the week end!!!!!, but really I stand more chance of being the next pope!!!.
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: That God!!!! Hope all the other useless nominees and "has beens" will come out and say the same. Scholes , Carragher, etc young and energetic or Adkins "been there and done it" and was doing a good job at Southamton. I wonder if Alun Rossiter could do both jobs, has he got his FA badges?, What a man ans motivator.[/p][/quote]Why are you naming players who are still playing as potential managers? Heard someone earlier putting Darren Ward's name in contention as player manager - you can't just decide you want to be a manager and turn up at the club the next day! Adkins, good shout, and many would agree myself included. Carragher and Scholes? You've lost me there. Good news no Hockaday anyway, although I've heard some names mentioned which are just as bad.[/p][/quote]I realise Scholes and Carragher are still playing, but their careers are coming to an end in the premier league, and could be great assets with their football knowledge, and know how, to teams like ours, who are in lower leagues, and would be hungry for success. I would rather have young guys as player managers or just managers, than the tripe and "has beens" who keep being mentioned. After DI Cannio, we need someone who can do the job, and have an aura, and flair, and not the folded arms brigade that are always throwing their hat into the ring. Anyway I just named them as examples, they will probably get coaching roles at thier present clubs. I still like the Idea of Adkins as for the rest no thank you, anyway God and his entourage might be back for the week end!!!!!, but really I stand more chance of being the next pope!!!. Calcio Robin
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5:05pm Wed 20 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins
I see the stutter has not gone away Graham!
Quality Steve!now Graham's got the name out,it's a top call,but would he come here?????????????
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins[/p][/quote]I see the stutter has not gone away Graham![/p][/quote]Quality Steve!now Graham's got the name out,it's a top call,but would he come here????????????? the don69
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5:09pm Wed 20 Feb 13

We are PANTS says...

Super Mario TV wrote:
He has never managed a league club, why would Swindon wan't a non league manager, he is even behind Newell and Buckle in the queue, what a nob.
Disrespect to a very good Swindon town servant!! I would suggest that you are the knob sir!!!
[quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: He has never managed a league club, why would Swindon wan't a non league manager, he is even behind Newell and Buckle in the queue, what a nob.[/p][/quote]Disrespect to a very good Swindon town servant!! I would suggest that you are the knob sir!!! We are PANTS
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5:11pm Wed 20 Feb 13

RamsburyRed says...

old town robin wrote:
I think the only thing that is definite for this week is Paul Bodin and Jamie Pitman will be in the dugout for the Preston game. Both have enough experience to hold the fort until this new board get their act together. Anyone expecting to see their take over ratified this week, don't hold your breath. I know the loan window closes in March but is it the1st? we are fast running out of time to get some much needed strength in and the second question is after losing 2 very good loanees and the opportunity for another 3, where would any new manager find additional quality to help out our over stretched squad
Sound reasoning. I would add that we have no chance of landing Adkins.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: I think the only thing that is definite for this week is Paul Bodin and Jamie Pitman will be in the dugout for the Preston game. Both have enough experience to hold the fort until this new board get their act together. Anyone expecting to see their take over ratified this week, don't hold your breath. I know the loan window closes in March but is it the1st? we are fast running out of time to get some much needed strength in and the second question is after losing 2 very good loanees and the opportunity for another 3, where would any new manager find additional quality to help out our over stretched squad[/p][/quote]Sound reasoning. I would add that we have no chance of landing Adkins. RamsburyRed
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5:12pm Wed 20 Feb 13

the don69 says...

the don69 wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins
I see the stutter has not gone away Graham!
Quality Steve!now Graham's got the name out,it's a top call,but would he come here?????????????
PS!we've gone from Paolo's circus!to Jed's comedy club!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins[/p][/quote]I see the stutter has not gone away Graham![/p][/quote]Quality Steve!now Graham's got the name out,it's a top call,but would he come here?????????????[/p][/quote]PS!we've gone from Paolo's circus!to Jed's comedy club!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the don69
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5:12pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

10/1 against PDC seems pretty generous. Not expecting it to happen but don't think it would be a major surprise.
10/1 against PDC seems pretty generous. Not expecting it to happen but don't think it would be a major surprise. Oi Den!
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5:12pm Wed 20 Feb 13

We are PANTS says...

Fernham Red wrote:
Somebody say Adkins? Now there's a thought Jed.......
What about Adkins??? He would be good...
[quote][p][bold]Fernham Red[/bold] wrote: Somebody say Adkins? Now there's a thought Jed.......[/p][/quote]What about Adkins??? He would be good... We are PANTS
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5:15pm Wed 20 Feb 13

deviant in the tupping pen says...

Calcio for Pope!
Calcio for Pope! deviant in the tupping pen
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5:17pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Brainy_G93 says...

I'm afraid to say it but I think we all know it's going to be Newell.
I'm afraid to say it but I think we all know it's going to be Newell. Brainy_G93
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5:18pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
old town robin wrote:
I think the only thing that is definite for this week is Paul Bodin and Jamie Pitman will be in the dugout for the Preston game. Both have enough experience to hold the fort until this new board get their act together. Anyone expecting to see their take over ratified this week, don't hold your breath. I know the loan window closes in March but is it the1st? we are fast running out of time to get some much needed strength in and the second question is after losing 2 very good loanees and the opportunity for another 3, where would any new manager find additional quality to help out our over stretched squad
Sound reasoning. I would add that we have no chance of landing Adkins.
Many people agree with you but I don't see why Adkins should think we're not big enough for him. He was at our level a couple of years ago and at a smaller club than us before that. I'd support him if he was appointed but I'm not sure why he's such a popular choice.
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: I think the only thing that is definite for this week is Paul Bodin and Jamie Pitman will be in the dugout for the Preston game. Both have enough experience to hold the fort until this new board get their act together. Anyone expecting to see their take over ratified this week, don't hold your breath. I know the loan window closes in March but is it the1st? we are fast running out of time to get some much needed strength in and the second question is after losing 2 very good loanees and the opportunity for another 3, where would any new manager find additional quality to help out our over stretched squad[/p][/quote]Sound reasoning. I would add that we have no chance of landing Adkins.[/p][/quote]Many people agree with you but I don't see why Adkins should think we're not big enough for him. He was at our level a couple of years ago and at a smaller club than us before that. I'd support him if he was appointed but I'm not sure why he's such a popular choice. Oi Den!
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5:20pm Wed 20 Feb 13

raybren says...

Well done last night and hope you get
your " Eddie Howe ".
Let battle commence.
Well done last night and hope you get your " Eddie Howe ". Let battle commence. raybren
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5:21pm Wed 20 Feb 13

pcowley says...

I'm glad!I would watch them if we appoint someone cheap like that to replace a quality manager like Di Canio
I'm glad!I would watch them if we appoint someone cheap like that to replace a quality manager like Di Canio pcowley
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5:24pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford says...

We are PANTS wrote:
Super Mario TV wrote:
He has never managed a league club, why would Swindon wan't a non league manager, he is even behind Newell and Buckle in the queue, what a nob.
Disrespect to a very good Swindon town servant!! I would suggest that you are the knob sir!!!
Thank you Pants.
[quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: He has never managed a league club, why would Swindon wan't a non league manager, he is even behind Newell and Buckle in the queue, what a nob.[/p][/quote]Disrespect to a very good Swindon town servant!! I would suggest that you are the knob sir!!![/p][/quote]Thank you Pants. Steve. Brentford
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5:26pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Robin of Andover says...

Too many rubbish names being mentioned. At the stage of the season and we are sat top of the league, we need an experienced manager - one experienced in promotion from this division and experienced in what it takes in the Championship . . . Adkins would be ideal. He is a top manager and loyal to his club . . . Southampton kicked him in the balls after doing a great job for the Saints. Really thought Paolo was here for the term, didn't expect him to throw his toys out of the pram. He had done a brilliant job for Swindon and I thank him and his team for that
Too many rubbish names being mentioned. At the stage of the season and we are sat top of the league, we need an experienced manager - one experienced in promotion from this division and experienced in what it takes in the Championship . . . Adkins would be ideal. He is a top manager and loyal to his club . . . Southampton kicked him in the balls after doing a great job for the Saints. Really thought Paolo was here for the term, didn't expect him to throw his toys out of the pram. He had done a brilliant job for Swindon and I thank him and his team for that Robin of Andover
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5:35pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Calcio Robin says...

deviant in the tupping pen wrote:
Calcio for Pope!
Bless you my son, Pope Calcio it is!!!.
[quote][p][bold]deviant in the tupping pen[/bold] wrote: Calcio for Pope![/p][/quote]Bless you my son, Pope Calcio it is!!!. Calcio Robin
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5:36pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Brainy_G93 says...

If this takeover doesn't get ratified soon, Jed & Co will be the next to quit.
If this takeover doesn't get ratified soon, Jed & Co will be the next to quit. Brainy_G93
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5:39pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Brainy_G93 says...

How much is this unpaid fee anyway? Let's get the collection buckets out and sort it ourselves, This is doing my head in.
How much is this unpaid fee anyway? Let's get the collection buckets out and sort it ourselves, This is doing my head in. Brainy_G93
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5:42pm Wed 20 Feb 13

davel4848 says...

Why has no-one else suggested the ultimate dream team.............Har
t & Malpas with Andy King supplying the booze & fags.
Why has no-one else suggested the ultimate dream team.............Har t & Malpas with Andy King supplying the booze & fags. davel4848
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5:43pm Wed 20 Feb 13

HOOKEY says...

give it to becham he can buy the club too
give it to becham he can buy the club too HOOKEY
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5:50pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Jets there'd says...

For goodness sake please get someone with experience.
Don't let's appoint a Bodin or God forbid a Dave Hockaday type of person.
It needs an EXPERIENCED manager please.
For goodness sake please get someone with experience. Don't let's appoint a Bodin or God forbid a Dave Hockaday type of person. It needs an EXPERIENCED manager please. Jets there'd
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5:55pm Wed 20 Feb 13

madterrier says...

Adkins stock is quite high at the moment. He is Championship level, and above our station. Southampton has both a solid club structure and financial backing; we are presently a shambles off the field.

What is interesting though is that there have been a number of managerial vacancies in the Championship recently, and Adkins hasn't been anywhere near any of them.

So I hope at least someone asks him if he's interested. Presumably he lives in the SW area? And if he's waiting until summer to review his options, then a short-term contract, with the chance to enhance his CV even further by guiding us to the Championship, might have appeal.

So ask him.
Adkins stock is quite high at the moment. He is Championship level, and above our station. Southampton has both a solid club structure and financial backing; we are presently a shambles off the field. What is interesting though is that there have been a number of managerial vacancies in the Championship recently, and Adkins hasn't been anywhere near any of them. So I hope at least someone asks him if he's interested. Presumably he lives in the SW area? And if he's waiting until summer to review his options, then a short-term contract, with the chance to enhance his CV even further by guiding us to the Championship, might have appeal. So ask him. madterrier
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6:01pm Wed 20 Feb 13

madterrier says...

Ironically there's been some good money to have been made on Betfair. Paolo at 15/8 favourite yesterday evening. Lay those odds on the Betfair exchange and would have made a tidy profit now at 10/1. Shame I gave up gambling several years ago.
Ironically there's been some good money to have been made on Betfair. Paolo at 15/8 favourite yesterday evening. Lay those odds on the Betfair exchange and would have made a tidy profit now at 10/1. Shame I gave up gambling several years ago. madterrier
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6:02pm Wed 20 Feb 13

RamsburyRed says...

Oi Den! wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote:
old town robin wrote: I think the only thing that is definite for this week is Paul Bodin and Jamie Pitman will be in the dugout for the Preston game. Both have enough experience to hold the fort until this new board get their act together. Anyone expecting to see their take over ratified this week, don't hold your breath. I know the loan window closes in March but is it the1st? we are fast running out of time to get some much needed strength in and the second question is after losing 2 very good loanees and the opportunity for another 3, where would any new manager find additional quality to help out our over stretched squad
Sound reasoning. I would add that we have no chance of landing Adkins.
Many people agree with you but I don't see why Adkins should think we're not big enough for him. He was at our level a couple of years ago and at a smaller club than us before that. I'd support him if he was appointed but I'm not sure why he's such a popular choice.
Well that's the clue Den, he was at our level a couple of years ago.
*
Unless he's absolutely desperate to grab at the first thing he's offered, he'll surely be looking for the decent Championship club his experience warrants.
*
For similar reasons, I cannot see why on earth Hoddle would come back (and quite a few wouldn't want him anyway, including me, purely because he hasn't got recent relevant experience).
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: I think the only thing that is definite for this week is Paul Bodin and Jamie Pitman will be in the dugout for the Preston game. Both have enough experience to hold the fort until this new board get their act together. Anyone expecting to see their take over ratified this week, don't hold your breath. I know the loan window closes in March but is it the1st? we are fast running out of time to get some much needed strength in and the second question is after losing 2 very good loanees and the opportunity for another 3, where would any new manager find additional quality to help out our over stretched squad[/p][/quote]Sound reasoning. I would add that we have no chance of landing Adkins.[/p][/quote]Many people agree with you but I don't see why Adkins should think we're not big enough for him. He was at our level a couple of years ago and at a smaller club than us before that. I'd support him if he was appointed but I'm not sure why he's such a popular choice.[/p][/quote]Well that's the clue Den, he was at our level a couple of years ago. * Unless he's absolutely desperate to grab at the first thing he's offered, he'll surely be looking for the decent Championship club his experience warrants. * For similar reasons, I cannot see why on earth Hoddle would come back (and quite a few wouldn't want him anyway, including me, purely because he hasn't got recent relevant experience). RamsburyRed
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6:04pm Wed 20 Feb 13

davel4848 says...

Ward & Miller to sort it for this weekend, according to Adver.
Ward & Miller to sort it for this weekend, according to Adver. davel4848
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6:07pm Wed 20 Feb 13

EastleazeRed says...

stanharlands6shirt wrote:
WHAT I'M AFRAID OF IS THE NEW BOARD HAVE ALREADY MADE UP THEIR MIND....AND IT WILL BE MIKE NEWELL...

APPEARS A DECENT MAN ON THE FACE OF IT, STANDING UP TO BUNGS ETC WHILST AT LUTON?

HOWEVER HE TOOK OVER HARTLEPOOL WHO WERE TOP OF DIVISION THREE (LEAGUE ONE) AND CLEAR BY SIXTEEN POINTS.. THEY WENT ON A TERRIBLE RUN, WERE CAUGHT AND OVERTAKEN, ALTHOUGH THEY DID MANAGE TO FINISH RUNNERS UP.

WE DO NOT HAVE SIXTEEN POINTS TO THROW AWAY IN AN EXPERIMENT FINDING OUT IF A MANAGER MAY BE ABLE TO CUT IT !!!!!

IT HAS TO BE ADKINS...HE IS CAPABLE OF STEADYING THE SHIP, KEEP US PLAYING FOOTBALL, UNITE THE WHOLE CLUB AND PROBABLY IMPROVE US AGAIN..
I read that on wiki last night , not a great record. Dont think it will be him though , he`s not even in the betting . My money is on phil parkingson , just waiting to make there move after the weekends cup final, hence miller and ward in charge saturday.
[quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: WHAT I'M AFRAID OF IS THE NEW BOARD HAVE ALREADY MADE UP THEIR MIND....AND IT WILL BE MIKE NEWELL... APPEARS A DECENT MAN ON THE FACE OF IT, STANDING UP TO BUNGS ETC WHILST AT LUTON? HOWEVER HE TOOK OVER HARTLEPOOL WHO WERE TOP OF DIVISION THREE (LEAGUE ONE) AND CLEAR BY SIXTEEN POINTS.. THEY WENT ON A TERRIBLE RUN, WERE CAUGHT AND OVERTAKEN, ALTHOUGH THEY DID MANAGE TO FINISH RUNNERS UP. WE DO NOT HAVE SIXTEEN POINTS TO THROW AWAY IN AN EXPERIMENT FINDING OUT IF A MANAGER MAY BE ABLE TO CUT IT !!!!! IT HAS TO BE ADKINS...HE IS CAPABLE OF STEADYING THE SHIP, KEEP US PLAYING FOOTBALL, UNITE THE WHOLE CLUB AND PROBABLY IMPROVE US AGAIN..[/p][/quote]I read that on wiki last night , not a great record. Dont think it will be him though , he`s not even in the betting . My money is on phil parkingson , just waiting to make there move after the weekends cup final, hence miller and ward in charge saturday. EastleazeRed
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6:08pm Wed 20 Feb 13

swindonjason says...

Its not a case of who we appoint, its if we are allowed to appoint a new manager until the take over is ratified.

Until then, we have to go with the home grown talents of Bodin, Pitman and Ally Mac for example - all of which are employed by the club at some sort of nature.

When the take over is ratified, then lets start specualting again
Its not a case of who we appoint, its if we are allowed to appoint a new manager until the take over is ratified. Until then, we have to go with the home grown talents of Bodin, Pitman and Ally Mac for example - all of which are employed by the club at some sort of nature. When the take over is ratified, then lets start specualting again swindonjason
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6:25pm Wed 20 Feb 13

bushwacker says...

Eric Cantona is en route to Dover by fishermans trawler from Calais, respectfully throwing sardines overboard. His destination is Swindon and John Moncur will be his able assistant. He has stated that he will kick the team into the championship, albeit, through the spectators entrance at Selhurst Park. Dream on, but why not? A nutcase replacing a nutcase, the perfect replacement. Mon amour boujolais siv ou plais perrier?
Eric Cantona is en route to Dover by fishermans trawler from Calais, respectfully throwing sardines overboard. His destination is Swindon and John Moncur will be his able assistant. He has stated that he will kick the team into the championship, albeit, through the spectators entrance at Selhurst Park. Dream on, but why not? A nutcase replacing a nutcase, the perfect replacement. Mon amour boujolais siv ou plais perrier? bushwacker
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6:42pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Davethered says...

Patrick Vierra
Patrick Vierra Davethered
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7:08pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Okus Road says...

BBC Sport state Miller & Ward in temporary charge.

Good move then hopefully we get the right person in for next season I. The Championdhip.
BBC Sport state Miller & Ward in temporary charge. Good move then hopefully we get the right person in for next season I. The Championdhip. Okus Road
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7:45pm Wed 20 Feb 13

chrystovski says...

So Hockaday has ruled himself out of a job he has no chance in getting???

In that case I would also like to say that Swindon Town have made no contact with me and why would I want to go there??? I've got the best boss in the world (my missus) and I've got to say that really in case she reads this. If my boss wants me to leave then I want the engagement ring I bought her and I'm keeping the car as I got that before I met her.................
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So Hockaday has ruled himself out of a job he has no chance in getting??? In that case I would also like to say that Swindon Town have made no contact with me and why would I want to go there??? I've got the best boss in the world (my missus) and I've got to say that really in case she reads this. If my boss wants me to leave then I want the engagement ring I bought her and I'm keeping the car as I got that before I met her................. .................... ..... chrystovski
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8:22pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Swindon1984 says...

hertz wrote:
1984 the reason players have been named is simply to steady the ship , keep the discipline and run the training , hence the reason Ward has been mentioned , he is a true professional on and off the field and a very good role model for diet etc . A nice steady hand on the wheel while we change drivers , I believe thatis the reason , nobody expects him to suddenly become manager .
And Ward/Miller now in temporary charge, well shut my mouth! Only happy to admit when I'm wrong.
[quote][p][bold]hertz[/bold] wrote: 1984 the reason players have been named is simply to steady the ship , keep the discipline and run the training , hence the reason Ward has been mentioned , he is a true professional on and off the field and a very good role model for diet etc . A nice steady hand on the wheel while we change drivers , I believe thatis the reason , nobody expects him to suddenly become manager .[/p][/quote]And Ward/Miller now in temporary charge, well shut my mouth! Only happy to admit when I'm wrong. Swindon1984
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9:36pm Wed 20 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Why isn't the trust doing something to help settle this mess.
Why isn't the trust doing something to help settle this mess. the wizard
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10:35pm Wed 20 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

the wizard wrote:
Why isn't the trust doing something to help settle this mess.
Wiz do you really think the trust carries any real clout with the club? I don't I'm afraid and have to say thought John Ward's pre nip remarks were a load if old twaddle IMO buddy.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Why isn't the trust doing something to help settle this mess.[/p][/quote]Wiz do you really think the trust carries any real clout with the club? I don't I'm afraid and have to say thought John Ward's pre nip remarks were a load if old twaddle IMO buddy. The Jockster
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