SWINDON TOWN: Power shift at the County Ground

Swindon Advertiser: Lee Power is the new owner of Swindon Town Lee Power is the new owner of Swindon Town

SWINDON Town were ushered into a new era yesterday as Lee Power formally took control of the club, while Jed McCrory resigned his position as chairman.

A statement released by the Robins on Tuesday morning confirmed Power’s company, Swinton Reds 20 Ltd, had assumed the majority shareholding of the club, which was originally taken on by McCrory’s Seebeck 87 Ltd in February.

Power is understood to have at least one other investor involved with him.

The club statement read: “STFC are pleased to announce the change of ownership of STFC to Swinton Reds 20 owned by Director of Football, Mr Lee Power.

“The change of ownership signals no fundamental changes in the Club but has been executed post the completion of the audit in line with the intent of the consortium led by Mr Jed McCrory who acquired STFC.

“Since the takeover Mr Power has injected £1.2m for a limited period of time to release the embargo enforced by the Football League at the time of takeover.

“Since then he has provided the entire funding to ensure the financial ongoing probity of the Club.

“Mr Power has also furnished the Football League with further proof of funds to underwrite the future liquidity of the Club.

“STFC would like to thank The Football League for its assistance to date.”

Later in the day, following a board meeting at the County Ground, McCrory tendered his resignation as chairman effective immediately.

After 10 months at the helm, during which time McCrory has been perceived as both the villain and the hero by Swindon fans, he made the decision to walk away on the basis of his own health.

McCrory’s statement, issued on Tuesday afternoon, read: “I would like to thank all the staff for their personal support, the sponsors for sticking with the team during the difficult times and finally, the fans for supporting me.

“I am extremely proud to have got to know most of you. I will miss walking around the Club before the game. I will always remember the song “He goes where he wants”, the Town End guys and the chaps in the Tap and Barrel pub. At least I opened up the Town End bar!

“I look forward to being in and around Swindon and having a beer with you. This decision is made with a heavy heart but I have always believed that the Club must come before the man. #inittogether, have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you soon!”

The potential make-up of Power’s board remains unknown, though the 41-year-old will assume the position of chairman and the Advertiser has been told no immediate appointments will be made.

The option agreement between McCrory and Power, which outlined the change of ownership, was drawn up in April after Power paid a total of £300,000 to individuals including McCrory, Martin King and Greg Hall for a stake in the club.

Accountant Stephen Crouch, the only other director of Swinton Reds 20 Ltd, has been linked with a role at Swindon for several months.

Crouch, co-founder of online accountancy advice specialists Crunch, submitted a fit and proper person’s test to the Football League back in April and listed himself as a director of the club on his LinkedIn profile for a short period, but no paperwork confirming his appointment to the board ever emerged.

Sangita Shah remains a director of the club but is expected to step down from her position in due course. Shah is likely to remain at least until such time as the recent audit conducted by Hacker Young is published. The Advertiser has been assured that fans will be able to see the results of the audit imminently.

Steve Anderson, the man drafted in by Power to run the financial side of Swindon Town following the departure of Steve Murrall as general manager in October, could be another option for the new owner should he wish to bolster numbers on the board.

Owing to the fact that he is a Swiss citizen, Power is only allowed in the United Kingdom for 90 days a year and it is still to be seen who he gives the day-to-day responsibilities of running the club to, if anyone.

Power, who temporarily provided the £1.2million necessary to see Town out of a transfer embargo in March and has been covering the running costs at the County Ground since, recently injected a further £200,000 to cover wages. He has been solely funding the club’s shortfall as Town aim for eventual sustainability and claims he has invested £740,000 thus far this term.

In a statement released yesterday evening, Power said: “I paid £300,000 to buy out individuals who had shares in the Club and this gave me an option to take control of the Club, which I have now exercised. I put in £1.2 million to get the embargo lifted last season which I withdrew once the Football League had been satisfied.

“The financial forecasts I was given at the time were unfortunately drastically inaccurate and the Club has needed more financial input than I originally thought.

“For example: there was £500,000 of estimated income in the accounts for the summer concerts which, to date, has cost the football club circa £50,000. To date, I have put £740,000 into the Club this season and expect to put in another £400,000 before the end of the season.”

The former pro and McCrory have lowered the club’s annual footballing budget from £4.5million in February to around £2.5million today, and further reductions are expected over the summer when several of Town’s higher earners see their contracts expire.

Power is believed to have met with former majority shareholder Andrew Black regarding an outstanding debt of around £3million which would be payable upon a change of ownership at Swindon Town. In that meeting, Power was assured those monies would not be called in upon his takeover.

It now remains to be seen how the ex-Norwich City striker plans to take the club forward.

Power’s past business involvements have led some supporters to become wary of his tenure as Town owner. The 41-year-old founded Cre8 Publishing, which went bust reportedly owing a number of English and Scottish football clubs substantial sums in unpaid royalties, while its predeccesor - Cre8 UK - also suffered financial hardship.

However, in his address to fans upon taking charge of the club yesterday, Power was optimistic about Swindon’s future in his charge.

He said: “As many of you will be aware, the main necessity this season has been to reduce the playing budget to a sustainable level which has not been easy and is still not where it needs to be.

“We wanted to implement a new philosophy and blueprint on the pitch. This gives young, technical players (who might struggle in other sides at our level) a chance to shine at our football club and hopefully a style of play that the fans enjoy coming to watch.

“I want to get this club into the Premier League. It has been in the past and even recent history shows that smaller clubs than Swindon have managed this feat and I see no reason why we can't.

“I realise you don't earn trust overnight but please judge me after five years and not five minutes. I think you will pleasantly surprised at how we move this club forward over the coming years.”

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8:13am Wed 4 Dec 13

Armyrobin78 says...

Never let it be said that supporting STFC is boring!! Good luck Mr Power, I hope you bring the club great fortune!
Never let it be said that supporting STFC is boring!! Good luck Mr Power, I hope you bring the club great fortune! Armyrobin78

8:43am Wed 4 Dec 13

umpcah says...

Armyrobin78 wrote:
Never let it be said that supporting STFC is boring!! Good luck Mr Power, I hope you bring the club great fortune!
and get the CG electric bill paid before Christmas !
[quote][p][bold]Armyrobin78[/bold] wrote: Never let it be said that supporting STFC is boring!! Good luck Mr Power, I hope you bring the club great fortune![/p][/quote]and get the CG electric bill paid before Christmas ! umpcah

9:02am Wed 4 Dec 13

6degreessouth says...

umpcah wrote:
Armyrobin78 wrote:
Never let it be said that supporting STFC is boring!! Good luck Mr Power, I hope you bring the club great fortune!
and get the CG electric bill paid before Christmas !
Brilliant, keep the faith Umpcah, LOL
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Armyrobin78[/bold] wrote: Never let it be said that supporting STFC is boring!! Good luck Mr Power, I hope you bring the club great fortune![/p][/quote]and get the CG electric bill paid before Christmas ![/p][/quote]Brilliant, keep the faith Umpcah, LOL 6degreessouth

9:49am Wed 4 Dec 13

Robinonfire says...

Are we changing names like Hull City.....come on you Swinton Reds 20

Just not sure whats going on??
Are we changing names like Hull City.....come on you Swinton Reds 20 Just not sure whats going on?? Robinonfire

9:55am Wed 4 Dec 13

Stilloyal says...

B T W I think I've sussed who fredi is, someone who was a regular and very prominent on here last season has been noted for his non appearance this season.if I'm right he moved to my home town last season and certainly in the know.
B T W I think I've sussed who fredi is, someone who was a regular and very prominent on here last season has been noted for his non appearance this season.if I'm right he moved to my home town last season and certainly in the know. Stilloyal

9:57am Wed 4 Dec 13

mike1990 says...

Robinonfire wrote:
Are we changing names like Hull City.....come on you Swinton Reds 20

Just not sure whats going on??
We better get a few more players in then,don't think we got 20 fit players,come Power get on the phone to Sherwood and do some business.
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Are we changing names like Hull City.....come on you Swinton Reds 20 Just not sure whats going on??[/p][/quote]We better get a few more players in then,don't think we got 20 fit players,come Power get on the phone to Sherwood and do some business. mike1990

10:18am Wed 4 Dec 13

RAYSPARROW says...

It is good to have somebody who knows football in charge. I see Spurs strategy in letting their younger players come to us to play decent football.
It is good to have somebody who knows football in charge. I see Spurs strategy in letting their younger players come to us to play decent football. RAYSPARROW

10:21am Wed 4 Dec 13

The Jockster says...

Stilloyal wrote:
B T W I think I've sussed who fredi is, someone who was a regular and very prominent on here last season has been noted for his non appearance this season.if I'm right he moved to my home town last season and certainly in the know.
Your home town being RWB by any chance Loyal?
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: B T W I think I've sussed who fredi is, someone who was a regular and very prominent on here last season has been noted for his non appearance this season.if I'm right he moved to my home town last season and certainly in the know.[/p][/quote]Your home town being RWB by any chance Loyal? The Jockster

11:04am Wed 4 Dec 13

Coleview Red says...

Aside from the business stuff it is clear from Mr Power's statement that we will continue to play football in a patient and thoughtful way - so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half......... My personal view is that the way we are playing the game is the way forward and far more entertaining than route 1. Long may it continue.
Aside from the business stuff it is clear from Mr Power's statement that we will continue to play football in a patient and thoughtful way - so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half......... My personal view is that the way we are playing the game is the way forward and far more entertaining than route 1. Long may it continue. Coleview Red

11:15am Wed 4 Dec 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

I think this will be good for Town, whatever you say about Jed he worked his minerals off over the last year for our club and had the fortitude to take on the challenge when Admin was looming, so thanks Jed.

Moving on, lets hope we can keep players in Jan and move up the league.

COYR
I think this will be good for Town, whatever you say about Jed he worked his minerals off over the last year for our club and had the fortitude to take on the challenge when Admin was looming, so thanks Jed. Moving on, lets hope we can keep players in Jan and move up the league. COYR Is that you Lovesey

11:25am Wed 4 Dec 13

LeGod says...

ColeviewRed - Totally agree with your comments we are definetly playing football the right way and long may it continue, however teams like Carlisle i felt we should have put to the sword as they were a poor team like Port Vale another poor team yet are right behind us in the league.
I wouldnt swop our style of football with some of the long ball you see from other teams ive seen so far this season.
Best team for me so far i have seen at the CG are Walsall whether that was a one off or not i dont know but they have some indifferent results since beating us. Cant see Orient lasting the pace and dont think they were any better than us we gave them three goals.
Preston with Larry (Simon) Grason as manager will always be physical and will definetly stay up there. Peterborough are blowing hot and cold and i dont thin Rotherham and Bradford will last the pace.
We are a very good footballing side but as much as i like our style of play we do overplay sometimes instead of hitting the target and making the keeper work but its great to watch and like you i have a few moaners around me as well and no way do i want us to go back to the Sturrock style of play with a hoof down the pitch.
ColeviewRed - Totally agree with your comments we are definetly playing football the right way and long may it continue, however teams like Carlisle i felt we should have put to the sword as they were a poor team like Port Vale another poor team yet are right behind us in the league. I wouldnt swop our style of football with some of the long ball you see from other teams ive seen so far this season. Best team for me so far i have seen at the CG are Walsall whether that was a one off or not i dont know but they have some indifferent results since beating us. Cant see Orient lasting the pace and dont think they were any better than us we gave them three goals. Preston with Larry (Simon) Grason as manager will always be physical and will definetly stay up there. Peterborough are blowing hot and cold and i dont thin Rotherham and Bradford will last the pace. We are a very good footballing side but as much as i like our style of play we do overplay sometimes instead of hitting the target and making the keeper work but its great to watch and like you i have a few moaners around me as well and no way do i want us to go back to the Sturrock style of play with a hoof down the pitch. LeGod

11:53am Wed 4 Dec 13

Stilloyal says...

The Jockster wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
B T W I think I've sussed who fredi is, someone who was a regular and very prominent on here last season has been noted for his non appearance this season.if I'm right he moved to my home town last season and certainly in the know.
Your home town being RWB by any chance Loyal?
Correct Jock
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: B T W I think I've sussed who fredi is, someone who was a regular and very prominent on here last season has been noted for his non appearance this season.if I'm right he moved to my home town last season and certainly in the know.[/p][/quote]Your home town being RWB by any chance Loyal?[/p][/quote]Correct Jock Stilloyal

11:56am Wed 4 Dec 13

stfcflag says...

Good luck Mr Power. Thanks for the statement to the fans. I wish you all the best and all the best for my club

Thanks Fredi for the early heads up, hopefully more of the people on here will have faith in your comments and be a little less quick to jump down your throat
Good luck Mr Power. Thanks for the statement to the fans. I wish you all the best and all the best for my club Thanks Fredi for the early heads up, hopefully more of the people on here will have faith in your comments and be a little less quick to jump down your throat stfcflag

11:58am Wed 4 Dec 13

RedRich says...

LeGod wrote:
ColeviewRed - Totally agree with your comments we are definetly playing football the right way and long may it continue, however teams like Carlisle i felt we should have put to the sword as they were a poor team like Port Vale another poor team yet are right behind us in the league.
I wouldnt swop our style of football with some of the long ball you see from other teams ive seen so far this season.
Best team for me so far i have seen at the CG are Walsall whether that was a one off or not i dont know but they have some indifferent results since beating us. Cant see Orient lasting the pace and dont think they were any better than us we gave them three goals.
Preston with Larry (Simon) Grason as manager will always be physical and will definetly stay up there. Peterborough are blowing hot and cold and i dont thin Rotherham and Bradford will last the pace.
We are a very good footballing side but as much as i like our style of play we do overplay sometimes instead of hitting the target and making the keeper work but its great to watch and like you i have a few moaners around me as well and no way do i want us to go back to the Sturrock style of play with a hoof down the pitch.
Tend to agree, My top 6 (besides us obviously) in no particular order:
Preston will bully their way there
Peterborough have loads of money to spend,
Wolves also have cash to spare & get results when they don't deserve them (i.e. against us),
Brentford just to annoy us & with McCormack & fit again Douglas in their X certificate midfield,
Bradford, if they keep hold of Wells & they are hard to beat with their 7ft tall thuggy defence.

Orient will run out of steam, Rotherham will fade especially if the fatman goes to Sheff Wed & Walsall/Port Vale too inconsistent.

On a different note I see Wilder is probably going to Pompey so hopefully Poxford will fade

COYR.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: ColeviewRed - Totally agree with your comments we are definetly playing football the right way and long may it continue, however teams like Carlisle i felt we should have put to the sword as they were a poor team like Port Vale another poor team yet are right behind us in the league. I wouldnt swop our style of football with some of the long ball you see from other teams ive seen so far this season. Best team for me so far i have seen at the CG are Walsall whether that was a one off or not i dont know but they have some indifferent results since beating us. Cant see Orient lasting the pace and dont think they were any better than us we gave them three goals. Preston with Larry (Simon) Grason as manager will always be physical and will definetly stay up there. Peterborough are blowing hot and cold and i dont thin Rotherham and Bradford will last the pace. We are a very good footballing side but as much as i like our style of play we do overplay sometimes instead of hitting the target and making the keeper work but its great to watch and like you i have a few moaners around me as well and no way do i want us to go back to the Sturrock style of play with a hoof down the pitch.[/p][/quote]Tend to agree, My top 6 (besides us obviously) in no particular order: Preston will bully their way there Peterborough have loads of money to spend, Wolves also have cash to spare & get results when they don't deserve them (i.e. against us), Brentford just to annoy us & with McCormack & fit again Douglas in their X certificate midfield, Bradford, if they keep hold of Wells & they are hard to beat with their 7ft tall thuggy defence. Orient will run out of steam, Rotherham will fade especially if the fatman goes to Sheff Wed & Walsall/Port Vale too inconsistent. On a different note I see Wilder is probably going to Pompey so hopefully Poxford will fade COYR. RedRich

12:01pm Wed 4 Dec 13

the wizard says...

The Jockster wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
B T W I think I've sussed who fredi is, someone who was a regular and very prominent on here last season has been noted for his non appearance this season.if I'm right he moved to my home town last season and certainly in the know.
Your home town being RWB by any chance Loyal?
Ian ?
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: B T W I think I've sussed who fredi is, someone who was a regular and very prominent on here last season has been noted for his non appearance this season.if I'm right he moved to my home town last season and certainly in the know.[/p][/quote]Your home town being RWB by any chance Loyal?[/p][/quote]Ian ? the wizard

12:04pm Wed 4 Dec 13

umpcah says...

Coleview Red wrote:
Aside from the business stuff it is clear from Mr Power's statement that we will continue to play football in a patient and thoughtful way - so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half......... My personal view is that the way we are playing the game is the way forward and far more entertaining than route 1. Long may it continue.
so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half. " Get rid of it " has always been a popular yell at the CG !
[quote][p][bold]Coleview Red[/bold] wrote: Aside from the business stuff it is clear from Mr Power's statement that we will continue to play football in a patient and thoughtful way - so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half......... My personal view is that the way we are playing the game is the way forward and far more entertaining than route 1. Long may it continue.[/p][/quote]so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half. " Get rid of it " has always been a popular yell at the CG ! umpcah

12:06pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Coleview Red says...

LeGod wrote:
ColeviewRed - Totally agree with your comments we are definetly playing football the right way and long may it continue, however teams like Carlisle i felt we should have put to the sword as they were a poor team like Port Vale another poor team yet are right behind us in the league.
I wouldnt swop our style of football with some of the long ball you see from other teams ive seen so far this season.
Best team for me so far i have seen at the CG are Walsall whether that was a one off or not i dont know but they have some indifferent results since beating us. Cant see Orient lasting the pace and dont think they were any better than us we gave them three goals.
Preston with Larry (Simon) Grason as manager will always be physical and will definetly stay up there. Peterborough are blowing hot and cold and i dont thin Rotherham and Bradford will last the pace.
We are a very good footballing side but as much as i like our style of play we do overplay sometimes instead of hitting the target and making the keeper work but its great to watch and like you i have a few moaners around me as well and no way do i want us to go back to the Sturrock style of play with a hoof down the pitch.
Indeed, we shouldn't have let Carlisle back into the game. But, that's my point really, a young team will not always get it right but should carry on doing the right things on the pitch. In this life you don't always get what you deserve - you should meet the women I married 30 odd years ago........
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: ColeviewRed - Totally agree with your comments we are definetly playing football the right way and long may it continue, however teams like Carlisle i felt we should have put to the sword as they were a poor team like Port Vale another poor team yet are right behind us in the league. I wouldnt swop our style of football with some of the long ball you see from other teams ive seen so far this season. Best team for me so far i have seen at the CG are Walsall whether that was a one off or not i dont know but they have some indifferent results since beating us. Cant see Orient lasting the pace and dont think they were any better than us we gave them three goals. Preston with Larry (Simon) Grason as manager will always be physical and will definetly stay up there. Peterborough are blowing hot and cold and i dont thin Rotherham and Bradford will last the pace. We are a very good footballing side but as much as i like our style of play we do overplay sometimes instead of hitting the target and making the keeper work but its great to watch and like you i have a few moaners around me as well and no way do i want us to go back to the Sturrock style of play with a hoof down the pitch.[/p][/quote]Indeed, we shouldn't have let Carlisle back into the game. But, that's my point really, a young team will not always get it right but should carry on doing the right things on the pitch. In this life you don't always get what you deserve - you should meet the women I married 30 odd years ago........ Coleview Red

12:09pm Wed 4 Dec 13

The Jockster says...

Stilloyal wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
B T W I think I've sussed who fredi is, someone who was a regular and very prominent on here last season has been noted for his non appearance this season.if I'm right he moved to my home town last season and certainly in the know.
Your home town being RWB by any chance Loyal?
Correct Jock
In that case I don't think I will have to sap my strength too much to get where you're coming from will I ? :)
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: B T W I think I've sussed who fredi is, someone who was a regular and very prominent on here last season has been noted for his non appearance this season.if I'm right he moved to my home town last season and certainly in the know.[/p][/quote]Your home town being RWB by any chance Loyal?[/p][/quote]Correct Jock[/p][/quote]In that case I don't think I will have to sap my strength too much to get where you're coming from will I ? :) The Jockster

12:13pm Wed 4 Dec 13

LeGod says...

Coleview Red - ah so you married a few women then - as they say variety is the spice of life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And by the way Good Luck Lee Power in your takeover!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!
Coleview Red - ah so you married a few women then - as they say variety is the spice of life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And by the way Good Luck Lee Power in your takeover!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! LeGod

12:45pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Oi Den! says...

The Jockster wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
B T W I think I've sussed who fredi is, someone who was a regular and very prominent on here last season has been noted for his non appearance this season.if I'm right he moved to my home town last season and certainly in the know.
Your home town being RWB by any chance Loyal?
Correct Jock
In that case I don't think I will have to sap my strength too much to get where you're coming from will I ? :)
Betcha it's not him, chaps. Completely different style.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: B T W I think I've sussed who fredi is, someone who was a regular and very prominent on here last season has been noted for his non appearance this season.if I'm right he moved to my home town last season and certainly in the know.[/p][/quote]Your home town being RWB by any chance Loyal?[/p][/quote]Correct Jock[/p][/quote]In that case I don't think I will have to sap my strength too much to get where you're coming from will I ? :)[/p][/quote]Betcha it's not him, chaps. Completely different style. Oi Den!

1:05pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Vintage Trouble says...

umpcah wrote:
Coleview Red wrote: Aside from the business stuff it is clear from Mr Power's statement that we will continue to play football in a patient and thoughtful way - so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half......... My personal view is that the way we are playing the game is the way forward and far more entertaining than route 1. Long may it continue.
so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half. " Get rid of it " has always been a popular yell at the CG !
FORRRRRRWAAAAARRRRRD
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Coleview Red[/bold] wrote: Aside from the business stuff it is clear from Mr Power's statement that we will continue to play football in a patient and thoughtful way - so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half......... My personal view is that the way we are playing the game is the way forward and far more entertaining than route 1. Long may it continue.[/p][/quote]so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half. " Get rid of it " has always been a popular yell at the CG ![/p][/quote]FORRRRRRWAAAAARRRRRD Vintage Trouble

1:13pm Wed 4 Dec 13

The Jockster says...

Oi Den! wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
B T W I think I've sussed who fredi is, someone who was a regular and very prominent on here last season has been noted for his non appearance this season.if I'm right he moved to my home town last season and certainly in the know.
Your home town being RWB by any chance Loyal?
Correct Jock
In that case I don't think I will have to sap my strength too much to get where you're coming from will I ? :)
Betcha it's not him, chaps. Completely different style.
Den actually I tend to agree and although our mutual friend used to liked to let us know who he'd been name dropping with I don't believe he's that well connected to have access or the insight that Fredi has imparted on here in recent months.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: B T W I think I've sussed who fredi is, someone who was a regular and very prominent on here last season has been noted for his non appearance this season.if I'm right he moved to my home town last season and certainly in the know.[/p][/quote]Your home town being RWB by any chance Loyal?[/p][/quote]Correct Jock[/p][/quote]In that case I don't think I will have to sap my strength too much to get where you're coming from will I ? :)[/p][/quote]Betcha it's not him, chaps. Completely different style.[/p][/quote]Den actually I tend to agree and although our mutual friend used to liked to let us know who he'd been name dropping with I don't believe he's that well connected to have access or the insight that Fredi has imparted on here in recent months. The Jockster

1:14pm Wed 4 Dec 13

ging999 says...

Coleview Red wrote:
LeGod wrote:
ColeviewRed - Totally agree with your comments we are definetly playing football the right way and long may it continue, however teams like Carlisle i felt we should have put to the sword as they were a poor team like Port Vale another poor team yet are right behind us in the league.
I wouldnt swop our style of football with some of the long ball you see from other teams ive seen so far this season.
Best team for me so far i have seen at the CG are Walsall whether that was a one off or not i dont know but they have some indifferent results since beating us. Cant see Orient lasting the pace and dont think they were any better than us we gave them three goals.
Preston with Larry (Simon) Grason as manager will always be physical and will definetly stay up there. Peterborough are blowing hot and cold and i dont thin Rotherham and Bradford will last the pace.
We are a very good footballing side but as much as i like our style of play we do overplay sometimes instead of hitting the target and making the keeper work but its great to watch and like you i have a few moaners around me as well and no way do i want us to go back to the Sturrock style of play with a hoof down the pitch.
Indeed, we shouldn't have let Carlisle back into the game. But, that's my point really, a young team will not always get it right but should carry on doing the right things on the pitch. In this life you don't always get what you deserve - you should meet the women I married 30 odd years ago........
Yes, you're right. She was telling me only last week that you didn't deserve her. lol.
[quote][p][bold]Coleview Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: ColeviewRed - Totally agree with your comments we are definetly playing football the right way and long may it continue, however teams like Carlisle i felt we should have put to the sword as they were a poor team like Port Vale another poor team yet are right behind us in the league. I wouldnt swop our style of football with some of the long ball you see from other teams ive seen so far this season. Best team for me so far i have seen at the CG are Walsall whether that was a one off or not i dont know but they have some indifferent results since beating us. Cant see Orient lasting the pace and dont think they were any better than us we gave them three goals. Preston with Larry (Simon) Grason as manager will always be physical and will definetly stay up there. Peterborough are blowing hot and cold and i dont thin Rotherham and Bradford will last the pace. We are a very good footballing side but as much as i like our style of play we do overplay sometimes instead of hitting the target and making the keeper work but its great to watch and like you i have a few moaners around me as well and no way do i want us to go back to the Sturrock style of play with a hoof down the pitch.[/p][/quote]Indeed, we shouldn't have let Carlisle back into the game. But, that's my point really, a young team will not always get it right but should carry on doing the right things on the pitch. In this life you don't always get what you deserve - you should meet the women I married 30 odd years ago........[/p][/quote]Yes, you're right. She was telling me only last week that you didn't deserve her. lol. ging999

1:25pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

Lee Power must surely be one of the most Football "Savvy" chairman in the entire English Football game.
How many other chairman have actually played football at English top professional level and also been a player's agent to boot. ?
Apart from David Whelan at Wigan Athletic, I cant think of anyone else at the moment.
I might be wrong, but it sounds to me as though we are in very capable hands.
Lee Power must surely be one of the most Football "Savvy" chairman in the entire English Football game. How many other chairman have actually played football at English top professional level and also been a player's agent to boot. ? Apart from David Whelan at Wigan Athletic, I cant think of anyone else at the moment. I might be wrong, but it sounds to me as though we are in very capable hands. Old-Stager, Hilperton

1:29pm Wed 4 Dec 13

harley red says...

Coleview Red wrote:
Aside from the business stuff it is clear from Mr Power's statement that we will continue to play football in a patient and thoughtful way - so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half......... My personal view is that the way we are playing the game is the way forward and far more entertaining than route 1. Long may it continue.
Slow passing like we do with no pace is so predictable and boring to watch , I just don't like them playing like this in defence as they quite often mess it up and lose a goal , rather they get it away first , then play football .
[quote][p][bold]Coleview Red[/bold] wrote: Aside from the business stuff it is clear from Mr Power's statement that we will continue to play football in a patient and thoughtful way - so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half......... My personal view is that the way we are playing the game is the way forward and far more entertaining than route 1. Long may it continue.[/p][/quote]Slow passing like we do with no pace is so predictable and boring to watch , I just don't like them playing like this in defence as they quite often mess it up and lose a goal , rather they get it away first , then play football . harley red

1:56pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Wilesy says...

Good luck to Power and fully supportive but I do have a nagging doubt about this takeover, although appreciate there is no other choice. Lots fully behind him which is all well and good but I hope this isn't a case of out of the frying pan into the fire. I'm surprised that so many of the anti-Jed group are pro-Power and ignoring to an extent the chequered business history.

One thing I do hope is that the living outside the UK issue doesn't cause problems in terms of while the cat's away the mice will spend, so hopefully he will keep close tabs on that from a distance.

Interesting that £3m is still outstanding to Team Black. Sounds like this money has not been written off despite the Power takeover so any future sale will cost x +£3m. Presumably that was too much for Team Power to stump up and so besides 40% still owned by Seebeck 87 there is this debt to consider as well which will have a bearing on future sales.
Good luck to Power and fully supportive but I do have a nagging doubt about this takeover, although appreciate there is no other choice. Lots fully behind him which is all well and good but I hope this isn't a case of out of the frying pan into the fire. I'm surprised that so many of the anti-Jed group are pro-Power and ignoring to an extent the chequered business history. One thing I do hope is that the living outside the UK issue doesn't cause problems in terms of while the cat's away the mice will spend, so hopefully he will keep close tabs on that from a distance. Interesting that £3m is still outstanding to Team Black. Sounds like this money has not been written off despite the Power takeover so any future sale will cost x +£3m. Presumably that was too much for Team Power to stump up and so besides 40% still owned by Seebeck 87 there is this debt to consider as well which will have a bearing on future sales. Wilesy

2:02pm Wed 4 Dec 13

MITTED says...

Lee Power's statements and interviews since yesterday have been most erudite, however, I was very disappointed to hear his justification for not paying the bills is that the club is owed money by others. I run my own business and I pay my creditors on time, every time. I do not have any agreements that they only get paid when I get paid by my debtors. My debtors are my problem and not that of my creditors. STFC is a small business at the end of the day and it is such shabby practice normally associated with large companies in particular, that do so much damage to small business and cost people their jobs and livlihoods. STFC's financial history is truly shocking and this doesn't do any favours. Pay the bills Mr Power!
Lee Power's statements and interviews since yesterday have been most erudite, however, I was very disappointed to hear his justification for not paying the bills is that the club is owed money by others. I run my own business and I pay my creditors on time, every time. I do not have any agreements that they only get paid when I get paid by my debtors. My debtors are my problem and not that of my creditors. STFC is a small business at the end of the day and it is such shabby practice normally associated with large companies in particular, that do so much damage to small business and cost people their jobs and livlihoods. STFC's financial history is truly shocking and this doesn't do any favours. Pay the bills Mr Power! MITTED

2:21pm Wed 4 Dec 13

STFConyourpitch says...

Armyrobin78 wrote:
Never let it be said that supporting STFC is boring!! Good luck Mr Power, I hope you bring the club great fortune!
Well said
[quote][p][bold]Armyrobin78[/bold] wrote: Never let it be said that supporting STFC is boring!! Good luck Mr Power, I hope you bring the club great fortune![/p][/quote]Well said STFConyourpitch

2:43pm Wed 4 Dec 13

the don69 says...

So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!!
So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!! the don69

3:12pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Oxon-Red says...

harley red wrote:
Coleview Red wrote: Aside from the business stuff it is clear from Mr Power's statement that we will continue to play football in a patient and thoughtful way - so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half......... My personal view is that the way we are playing the game is the way forward and far more entertaining than route 1. Long may it continue.
Slow passing like we do with no pace is so predictable and boring to watch , I just don't like them playing like this in defence as they quite often mess it up and lose a goal , rather they get it away first , then play football .
Do you mean, get it away first and then hope we win possesion in the opponents half ?

I reckon keeping the ball and passing it through into their half gives you more chance of being able to play football in the opponents half and more often.

Slow passing is predictable but it keeps possesion of the ball which allows you to play football if and when the opponents slip-up.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Coleview Red[/bold] wrote: Aside from the business stuff it is clear from Mr Power's statement that we will continue to play football in a patient and thoughtful way - so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half......... My personal view is that the way we are playing the game is the way forward and far more entertaining than route 1. Long may it continue.[/p][/quote]Slow passing like we do with no pace is so predictable and boring to watch , I just don't like them playing like this in defence as they quite often mess it up and lose a goal , rather they get it away first , then play football .[/p][/quote]Do you mean, get it away first and then hope we win possesion in the opponents half ? I reckon keeping the ball and passing it through into their half gives you more chance of being able to play football in the opponents half and more often. Slow passing is predictable but it keeps possesion of the ball which allows you to play football if and when the opponents slip-up. COYMR Oxon-Red

3:31pm Wed 4 Dec 13

MITTED says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
harley red wrote:
Coleview Red wrote: Aside from the business stuff it is clear from Mr Power's statement that we will continue to play football in a patient and thoughtful way - so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half......... My personal view is that the way we are playing the game is the way forward and far more entertaining than route 1. Long may it continue.
Slow passing like we do with no pace is so predictable and boring to watch , I just don't like them playing like this in defence as they quite often mess it up and lose a goal , rather they get it away first , then play football .
Do you mean, get it away first and then hope we win possesion in the opponents half ?

I reckon keeping the ball and passing it through into their half gives you more chance of being able to play football in the opponents half and more often.

Slow passing is predictable but it keeps possesion of the ball which allows you to play football if and when the opponents slip-up.

COYMR
Agreed but there has to be the injection of pace, otherwise the chances of the opponent slipping up is virtually zero.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Coleview Red[/bold] wrote: Aside from the business stuff it is clear from Mr Power's statement that we will continue to play football in a patient and thoughtful way - so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half......... My personal view is that the way we are playing the game is the way forward and far more entertaining than route 1. Long may it continue.[/p][/quote]Slow passing like we do with no pace is so predictable and boring to watch , I just don't like them playing like this in defence as they quite often mess it up and lose a goal , rather they get it away first , then play football .[/p][/quote]Do you mean, get it away first and then hope we win possesion in the opponents half ? I reckon keeping the ball and passing it through into their half gives you more chance of being able to play football in the opponents half and more often. Slow passing is predictable but it keeps possesion of the ball which allows you to play football if and when the opponents slip-up. COYMR[/p][/quote]Agreed but there has to be the injection of pace, otherwise the chances of the opponent slipping up is virtually zero. MITTED

3:52pm Wed 4 Dec 13

the don69 says...

MITTED wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
harley red wrote:
Coleview Red wrote: Aside from the business stuff it is clear from Mr Power's statement that we will continue to play football in a patient and thoughtful way - so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half......... My personal view is that the way we are playing the game is the way forward and far more entertaining than route 1. Long may it continue.
Slow passing like we do with no pace is so predictable and boring to watch , I just don't like them playing like this in defence as they quite often mess it up and lose a goal , rather they get it away first , then play football .
Do you mean, get it away first and then hope we win possesion in the opponents half ?

I reckon keeping the ball and passing it through into their half gives you more chance of being able to play football in the opponents half and more often.

Slow passing is predictable but it keeps possesion of the ball which allows you to play football if and when the opponents slip-up.

COYMR
Agreed but there has to be the injection of pace, otherwise the chances of the opponent slipping up is virtually zero.
It's called the Fox-trot chaps!slow-slow-quic
k-quick-slow!LOL!!!!
!
[quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Coleview Red[/bold] wrote: Aside from the business stuff it is clear from Mr Power's statement that we will continue to play football in a patient and thoughtful way - so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half......... My personal view is that the way we are playing the game is the way forward and far more entertaining than route 1. Long may it continue.[/p][/quote]Slow passing like we do with no pace is so predictable and boring to watch , I just don't like them playing like this in defence as they quite often mess it up and lose a goal , rather they get it away first , then play football .[/p][/quote]Do you mean, get it away first and then hope we win possesion in the opponents half ? I reckon keeping the ball and passing it through into their half gives you more chance of being able to play football in the opponents half and more often. Slow passing is predictable but it keeps possesion of the ball which allows you to play football if and when the opponents slip-up. COYMR[/p][/quote]Agreed but there has to be the injection of pace, otherwise the chances of the opponent slipping up is virtually zero.[/p][/quote]It's called the Fox-trot chaps!slow-slow-quic k-quick-slow!LOL!!!! ! the don69

4:19pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Old Town says...

MITTED wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
harley red wrote:
Coleview Red wrote: Aside from the business stuff it is clear from Mr Power's statement that we will continue to play football in a patient and thoughtful way - so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half......... My personal view is that the way we are playing the game is the way forward and far more entertaining than route 1. Long may it continue.
Slow passing like we do with no pace is so predictable and boring to watch , I just don't like them playing like this in defence as they quite often mess it up and lose a goal , rather they get it away first , then play football .
Do you mean, get it away first and then hope we win possesion in the opponents half ?

I reckon keeping the ball and passing it through into their half gives you more chance of being able to play football in the opponents half and more often.

Slow passing is predictable but it keeps possesion of the ball which allows you to play football if and when the opponents slip-up.

COYMR
Agreed but there has to be the injection of pace, otherwise the chances of the opponent slipping up is virtually zero.
Good job we have continually injected that pace then......

One point off the playoffs after 19 games is a great start - especially with a completely new rebuilt team in the summer !

Shows what a fantastic job Cooper has done so far, aided by the players Power has managed to bring in with his numerous contacts across the game

Long may it continue - and no hoof ball please !!!
[quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Coleview Red[/bold] wrote: Aside from the business stuff it is clear from Mr Power's statement that we will continue to play football in a patient and thoughtful way - so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half......... My personal view is that the way we are playing the game is the way forward and far more entertaining than route 1. Long may it continue.[/p][/quote]Slow passing like we do with no pace is so predictable and boring to watch , I just don't like them playing like this in defence as they quite often mess it up and lose a goal , rather they get it away first , then play football .[/p][/quote]Do you mean, get it away first and then hope we win possesion in the opponents half ? I reckon keeping the ball and passing it through into their half gives you more chance of being able to play football in the opponents half and more often. Slow passing is predictable but it keeps possesion of the ball which allows you to play football if and when the opponents slip-up. COYMR[/p][/quote]Agreed but there has to be the injection of pace, otherwise the chances of the opponent slipping up is virtually zero.[/p][/quote]Good job we have continually injected that pace then...... One point off the playoffs after 19 games is a great start - especially with a completely new rebuilt team in the summer ! Shows what a fantastic job Cooper has done so far, aided by the players Power has managed to bring in with his numerous contacts across the game Long may it continue - and no hoof ball please !!! Old Town

4:51pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Blazing Riff says...

Sorry to put a spanner in the works chaps but what do you make of the £3M. owed to Black. The article says the debt won't be called on the takeover but to me that means it will be called in at some stage! In the takeover article on the BBC site, Power says 'the club has no debt'! Don't get me wrong, I'm pleased about the takeover but a little confused over this not so small point.
Sorry to put a spanner in the works chaps but what do you make of the £3M. owed to Black. The article says the debt won't be called on the takeover but to me that means it will be called in at some stage! In the takeover article on the BBC site, Power says 'the club has no debt'! Don't get me wrong, I'm pleased about the takeover but a little confused over this not so small point. Blazing Riff

4:53pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Bassett Hound says...

the don69 wrote:
So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!!
Hear Hear !
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!![/p][/quote]Hear Hear ! Bassett Hound

5:07pm Wed 4 Dec 13

stfc2012 says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
the don69 wrote:
So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!!
Hear Hear !
No debt ? I'd say one or 2 suppliers may argue with that. A major sportswear firm may also mention 6 figures... No debt?
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!![/p][/quote]Hear Hear ![/p][/quote]No debt ? I'd say one or 2 suppliers may argue with that. A major sportswear firm may also mention 6 figures... No debt? stfc2012

5:09pm Wed 4 Dec 13

the don69 says...

Blazing Riff wrote:
Sorry to put a spanner in the works chaps but what do you make of the £3M. owed to Black. The article says the debt won't be called on the takeover but to me that means it will be called in at some stage! In the takeover article on the BBC site, Power says 'the club has no debt'! Don't get me wrong, I'm pleased about the takeover but a little confused over this not so small point.
What I've been told is Black has waved the £3m debt he is owed until Power sells the club!make of that what you will,Jed had the same agreement,if true Black has once again been very kind to us with his dosh!but then he did make a pile from his baby Bet-Fair until Paolo got hold of it!lol!!!
[quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: Sorry to put a spanner in the works chaps but what do you make of the £3M. owed to Black. The article says the debt won't be called on the takeover but to me that means it will be called in at some stage! In the takeover article on the BBC site, Power says 'the club has no debt'! Don't get me wrong, I'm pleased about the takeover but a little confused over this not so small point.[/p][/quote]What I've been told is Black has waved the £3m debt he is owed until Power sells the club!make of that what you will,Jed had the same agreement,if true Black has once again been very kind to us with his dosh!but then he did make a pile from his baby Bet-Fair until Paolo got hold of it!lol!!! the don69

5:41pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Old Town says...

stfc2012 wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
the don69 wrote:
So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!!
Hear Hear !
No debt ? I'd say one or 2 suppliers may argue with that. A major sportswear firm may also mention 6 figures... No debt?
More hearsay 2012 ?

Any proof of this ?

I mean proof - not "my mates mate who knows my uncles sisters boyfriend had a pint down the pub with his next door neighbour's aunt and he reckons we forgot to pay our milk bill" ?
[quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!![/p][/quote]Hear Hear ![/p][/quote]No debt ? I'd say one or 2 suppliers may argue with that. A major sportswear firm may also mention 6 figures... No debt?[/p][/quote]More hearsay 2012 ? Any proof of this ? I mean proof - not "my mates mate who knows my uncles sisters boyfriend had a pint down the pub with his next door neighbour's aunt and he reckons we forgot to pay our milk bill" ? Old Town

5:42pm Wed 4 Dec 13

london paolo says...

I'm surprised at the £3m debt too. Back in February Black said that he had cleared all callable debt, so people assumed it was debt free. But was that just his money? What about the money put in by Fitton/Wray? They didn't agree to convert theirs into equity as Black did. All this was going to be explained after the takeover, but never was, and no-one would believe Jedi anyway.

So Power values the club at £500,000 (paying £300k for 60%). However he has put in (in hard cash, not temporarily, according to him) over £1 million already, with more needed. Those two numbers don't add-up, which is why I assume Wes will be sold in January.

Then there's this mystery debt, which apparently IS callable upon a takeover despite what Black said. This would make the club difficult to attract buyers, but Black might waive it for Power for some reason (but leave in place as a millstone for any subsequent takeover).

Some clarification is needed. And I don't think it's going to come from Santa Shah and her 'audit' and assertions that the club is 'financially sound'.
I'm surprised at the £3m debt too. Back in February Black said that he had cleared all callable debt, so people assumed it was debt free. But was that just his money? What about the money put in by Fitton/Wray? They didn't agree to convert theirs into equity as Black did. All this was going to be explained after the takeover, but never was, and no-one would believe Jedi anyway. So Power values the club at £500,000 (paying £300k for 60%). However he has put in (in hard cash, not temporarily, according to him) over £1 million already, with more needed. Those two numbers don't add-up, which is why I assume Wes will be sold in January. Then there's this mystery debt, which apparently IS callable upon a takeover despite what Black said. This would make the club difficult to attract buyers, but Black might waive it for Power for some reason (but leave in place as a millstone for any subsequent takeover). Some clarification is needed. And I don't think it's going to come from Santa Shah and her 'audit' and assertions that the club is 'financially sound'. london paolo

5:53pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Steve. Brentford says...

The coup d`etat is complete show now us the power.
The coup d`etat is complete show now us the power. Steve. Brentford

6:00pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Steve. Brentford says...

the don69 wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Sorry to put a spanner in the works chaps but what do you make of the £3M. owed to Black. The article says the debt won't be called on the takeover but to me that means it will be called in at some stage! In the takeover article on the BBC site, Power says 'the club has no debt'! Don't get me wrong, I'm pleased about the takeover but a little confused over this not so small point.
What I've been told is Black has waved the £3m debt he is owed until Power sells the club!make of that what you will,Jed had the same agreement,if true Black has once again been very kind to us with his dosh!but then he did make a pile from his baby Bet-Fair until Paolo got hold of it!lol!!!
Died right on all accounts Don, ive said it before we,the fans of Swindon dont show Black enough gratitude for his time at Swindon and beyond.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: Sorry to put a spanner in the works chaps but what do you make of the £3M. owed to Black. The article says the debt won't be called on the takeover but to me that means it will be called in at some stage! In the takeover article on the BBC site, Power says 'the club has no debt'! Don't get me wrong, I'm pleased about the takeover but a little confused over this not so small point.[/p][/quote]What I've been told is Black has waved the £3m debt he is owed until Power sells the club!make of that what you will,Jed had the same agreement,if true Black has once again been very kind to us with his dosh!but then he did make a pile from his baby Bet-Fair until Paolo got hold of it!lol!!![/p][/quote]Died right on all accounts Don, ive said it before we,the fans of Swindon dont show Black enough gratitude for his time at Swindon and beyond. Steve. Brentford

6:05pm Wed 4 Dec 13

stfc2012 says...

Old Town wrote:
stfc2012 wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
the don69 wrote:
So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!!
Hear Hear !
No debt ? I'd say one or 2 suppliers may argue with that. A major sportswear firm may also mention 6 figures... No debt?
More hearsay 2012 ?

Any proof of this ?

I mean proof - not "my mates mate who knows my uncles sisters boyfriend had a pint down the pub with his next door neighbour's aunt and he reckons we forgot to pay our milk bill" ?
Too many noises saying similar things independently for my liking. So I'll go along with that. For any club to say they have no debt is ludicrous. Black may be being nice with his few million but it seems what Power has come out with is inaccurate. He may have been mis-quoted though.
[quote][p][bold]Old Town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!![/p][/quote]Hear Hear ![/p][/quote]No debt ? I'd say one or 2 suppliers may argue with that. A major sportswear firm may also mention 6 figures... No debt?[/p][/quote]More hearsay 2012 ? Any proof of this ? I mean proof - not "my mates mate who knows my uncles sisters boyfriend had a pint down the pub with his next door neighbour's aunt and he reckons we forgot to pay our milk bill" ?[/p][/quote]Too many noises saying similar things independently for my liking. So I'll go along with that. For any club to say they have no debt is ludicrous. Black may be being nice with his few million but it seems what Power has come out with is inaccurate. He may have been mis-quoted though. stfc2012

6:22pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Bassett Hound says...

stfc2012 wrote:
Old Town wrote:
stfc2012 wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
the don69 wrote:
So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!!
Hear Hear !
No debt ? I'd say one or 2 suppliers may argue with that. A major sportswear firm may also mention 6 figures... No debt?
More hearsay 2012 ?

Any proof of this ?

I mean proof - not "my mates mate who knows my uncles sisters boyfriend had a pint down the pub with his next door neighbour's aunt and he reckons we forgot to pay our milk bill" ?
Too many noises saying similar things independently for my liking. So I'll go along with that. For any club to say they have no debt is ludicrous. Black may be being nice with his few million but it seems what Power has come out with is inaccurate. He may have been mis-quoted though.
Most companies have trade debtors it's how they operate. How do you know there is not a query with the suppliers ? Most large contractors operate with 3/4 month payment. I would bet that most league sides have long aged debtors.
[quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!![/p][/quote]Hear Hear ![/p][/quote]No debt ? I'd say one or 2 suppliers may argue with that. A major sportswear firm may also mention 6 figures... No debt?[/p][/quote]More hearsay 2012 ? Any proof of this ? I mean proof - not "my mates mate who knows my uncles sisters boyfriend had a pint down the pub with his next door neighbour's aunt and he reckons we forgot to pay our milk bill" ?[/p][/quote]Too many noises saying similar things independently for my liking. So I'll go along with that. For any club to say they have no debt is ludicrous. Black may be being nice with his few million but it seems what Power has come out with is inaccurate. He may have been mis-quoted though.[/p][/quote]Most companies have trade debtors it's how they operate. How do you know there is not a query with the suppliers ? Most large contractors operate with 3/4 month payment. I would bet that most league sides have long aged debtors. Bassett Hound

6:33pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Oi Den! says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Sorry to put a spanner in the works chaps but what do you make of the £3M. owed to Black. The article says the debt won't be called on the takeover but to me that means it will be called in at some stage! In the takeover article on the BBC site, Power says 'the club has no debt'! Don't get me wrong, I'm pleased about the takeover but a little confused over this not so small point.
What I've been told is Black has waved the £3m debt he is owed until Power sells the club!make of that what you will,Jed had the same agreement,if true Black has once again been very kind to us with his dosh!but then he did make a pile from his baby Bet-Fair until Paolo got hold of it!lol!!!
Died right on all accounts Don, ive said it before we,the fans of Swindon dont show Black enough gratitude for his time at Swindon and beyond.
Spot on chaps. What was it Black and co put in just to clear existing debt when they got here - £10m?

And they remain the villains in the eyes of some, while McCrory walks away as their idea of a saviour after investing nowt and filling his boots.
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: Sorry to put a spanner in the works chaps but what do you make of the £3M. owed to Black. The article says the debt won't be called on the takeover but to me that means it will be called in at some stage! In the takeover article on the BBC site, Power says 'the club has no debt'! Don't get me wrong, I'm pleased about the takeover but a little confused over this not so small point.[/p][/quote]What I've been told is Black has waved the £3m debt he is owed until Power sells the club!make of that what you will,Jed had the same agreement,if true Black has once again been very kind to us with his dosh!but then he did make a pile from his baby Bet-Fair until Paolo got hold of it!lol!!![/p][/quote]Died right on all accounts Don, ive said it before we,the fans of Swindon dont show Black enough gratitude for his time at Swindon and beyond.[/p][/quote]Spot on chaps. What was it Black and co put in just to clear existing debt when they got here - £10m? And they remain the villains in the eyes of some, while McCrory walks away as their idea of a saviour after investing nowt and filling his boots. Oi Den!

6:53pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Bassett Hound says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Sorry to put a spanner in the works chaps but what do you make of the £3M. owed to Black. The article says the debt won't be called on the takeover but to me that means it will be called in at some stage! In the takeover article on the BBC site, Power says 'the club has no debt'! Don't get me wrong, I'm pleased about the takeover but a little confused over this not so small point.
What I've been told is Black has waved the £3m debt he is owed until Power sells the club!make of that what you will,Jed had the same agreement,if true Black has once again been very kind to us with his dosh!but then he did make a pile from his baby Bet-Fair until Paolo got hold of it!lol!!!
Died right on all accounts Don, ive said it before we,the fans of Swindon dont show Black enough gratitude for his time at Swindon and beyond.
Spot on chaps. What was it Black and co put in just to clear existing debt when they got here - £10m?

And they remain the villains in the eyes of some, while McCrory walks away as their idea of a saviour after investing nowt and filling his boots.
Den, I think that was his grand plan from day one along with his interesting mates King and Hall
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: Sorry to put a spanner in the works chaps but what do you make of the £3M. owed to Black. The article says the debt won't be called on the takeover but to me that means it will be called in at some stage! In the takeover article on the BBC site, Power says 'the club has no debt'! Don't get me wrong, I'm pleased about the takeover but a little confused over this not so small point.[/p][/quote]What I've been told is Black has waved the £3m debt he is owed until Power sells the club!make of that what you will,Jed had the same agreement,if true Black has once again been very kind to us with his dosh!but then he did make a pile from his baby Bet-Fair until Paolo got hold of it!lol!!![/p][/quote]Died right on all accounts Don, ive said it before we,the fans of Swindon dont show Black enough gratitude for his time at Swindon and beyond.[/p][/quote]Spot on chaps. What was it Black and co put in just to clear existing debt when they got here - £10m? And they remain the villains in the eyes of some, while McCrory walks away as their idea of a saviour after investing nowt and filling his boots.[/p][/quote]Den, I think that was his grand plan from day one along with his interesting mates King and Hall Bassett Hound

7:32pm Wed 4 Dec 13

the wizard says...

Looking back over the last ten years or more, the Wills family pumped in a fair bit of cash,(and left the club in debt) so did Black & Co, and add to that the large amounts of cash already invested by Power. Add to that over £3M is outstanding still.

Its clear to see the club is amoney pit and some drastic measures are needed to stem the debts. Large wage bills are to blame in part, but going back to Fittonsplan to utilize the site better and bring in revenue from sales outlets may come back into focus if those plans are revived. Power seems the sort ofguy who is looking to maximise efforts on the pitch, but it wouldn't surprise me if the stadium is relocated. AS per usual we will have to wait and see, but the cash out goings still remain high and this seasons attendance does look lower yet we are playing better football, seems rather ironic.

I wouldn't focus heavily on what has happen historically as nothing can or will change that, but the focus must be on the future and how best to keep the club relatively debt free and a firm hand on finance, hopefully Crouch can do that.
Looking back over the last ten years or more, the Wills family pumped in a fair bit of cash,(and left the club in debt) so did Black & Co, and add to that the large amounts of cash already invested by Power. Add to that over £3M is outstanding still. Its clear to see the club is amoney pit and some drastic measures are needed to stem the debts. Large wage bills are to blame in part, but going back to Fittonsplan to utilize the site better and bring in revenue from sales outlets may come back into focus if those plans are revived. Power seems the sort ofguy who is looking to maximise efforts on the pitch, but it wouldn't surprise me if the stadium is relocated. AS per usual we will have to wait and see, but the cash out goings still remain high and this seasons attendance does look lower yet we are playing better football, seems rather ironic. I wouldn't focus heavily on what has happen historically as nothing can or will change that, but the focus must be on the future and how best to keep the club relatively debt free and a firm hand on finance, hopefully Crouch can do that. the wizard

8:10pm Wed 4 Dec 13

jayden says...

Will the players now be running out to "won't get fooled again"?
Will the players now be running out to "won't get fooled again"? jayden

8:29pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Old Town says...

stfc2012 wrote:
Old Town wrote:
stfc2012 wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
the don69 wrote:
So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!!
Hear Hear !
No debt ? I'd say one or 2 suppliers may argue with that. A major sportswear firm may also mention 6 figures... No debt?
More hearsay 2012 ?

Any proof of this ?

I mean proof - not "my mates mate who knows my uncles sisters boyfriend had a pint down the pub with his next door neighbour's aunt and he reckons we forgot to pay our milk bill" ?
Too many noises saying similar things independently for my liking. So I'll go along with that. For any club to say they have no debt is ludicrous. Black may be being nice with his few million but it seems what Power has come out with is inaccurate. He may have been mis-quoted though.
So there you have it - nothing more than "I've heard it a few times from a few people so it must be true"

If only daft people would stop with the rumours and start with the supporting, maybe we would all be in a better place...........

What a novel idea eh ?
[quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!![/p][/quote]Hear Hear ![/p][/quote]No debt ? I'd say one or 2 suppliers may argue with that. A major sportswear firm may also mention 6 figures... No debt?[/p][/quote]More hearsay 2012 ? Any proof of this ? I mean proof - not "my mates mate who knows my uncles sisters boyfriend had a pint down the pub with his next door neighbour's aunt and he reckons we forgot to pay our milk bill" ?[/p][/quote]Too many noises saying similar things independently for my liking. So I'll go along with that. For any club to say they have no debt is ludicrous. Black may be being nice with his few million but it seems what Power has come out with is inaccurate. He may have been mis-quoted though.[/p][/quote]So there you have it - nothing more than "I've heard it a few times from a few people so it must be true" If only daft people would stop with the rumours and start with the supporting, maybe we would all be in a better place........... What a novel idea eh ? Old Town

8:33pm Wed 4 Dec 13

The Jockster says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
The coup d`etat is complete show now us the power.
Steveie boy we've previously referred to your masterly command of English vocabulary lol! I'm well impressed that this skill extends to French as well mon ami :)
Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive - his observation of you appearing to change your mind about the management regime - something I've said to you before :) - so I reckon you must be an Abba fan - if you change you mind ....lol
Bassett methinks you're getting your aged creditors and debtors mixed up- the debtors are those who owe you money - creditors are who you owe dosh to so the sum total of monies owed is the aged creditor list:)
Old Town - there have been at least six different examples quoted of outstanding amounts to key suppliers - lecky bill, sportswear co. Roller shutter door co. Club shop, video co. For tv screening etc etc. from different sources. Whilst most businesses have a creditor list it would be interesting to what the town's +120 days total is - I wouldn't be surprised if it amassed six figures.
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: The coup d`etat is complete show now us the power.[/p][/quote]Steveie boy we've previously referred to your masterly command of English vocabulary lol! I'm well impressed that this skill extends to French as well mon ami :) Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive - his observation of you appearing to change your mind about the management regime - something I've said to you before :) - so I reckon you must be an Abba fan - if you change you mind ....lol Bassett methinks you're getting your aged creditors and debtors mixed up- the debtors are those who owe you money - creditors are who you owe dosh to so the sum total of monies owed is the aged creditor list:) Old Town - there have been at least six different examples quoted of outstanding amounts to key suppliers - lecky bill, sportswear co. Roller shutter door co. Club shop, video co. For tv screening etc etc. from different sources. Whilst most businesses have a creditor list it would be interesting to what the town's +120 days total is - I wouldn't be surprised if it amassed six figures. The Jockster

8:41pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Oi Den! says...

jayden wrote:
Will the players now be running out to "won't get fooled again"?
You got a minus jayden but I liked it.

I expect the former chairman is Happy Jack now, even though he Can't Explain. Still, let's hope Power's correct when he says The Kids Are Alright.
Meanwhile maybe some walls are still adorned with Pictures of Billy. Sorry, a bit of poetic licence there. I'll get me coat.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Will the players now be running out to "won't get fooled again"?[/p][/quote]You got a minus jayden but I liked it. I expect the former chairman is Happy Jack now, even though he Can't Explain. Still, let's hope Power's correct when he says The Kids Are Alright. Meanwhile maybe some walls are still adorned with Pictures of Billy. Sorry, a bit of poetic licence there. I'll get me coat. Oi Den!

8:48pm Wed 4 Dec 13

the wizard says...

The Jockster wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
The coup d`etat is complete show now us the power.
Steveie boy we've previously referred to your masterly command of English vocabulary lol! I'm well impressed that this skill extends to French as well mon ami :)
Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive - his observation of you appearing to change your mind about the management regime - something I've said to you before :) - so I reckon you must be an Abba fan - if you change you mind ....lol
Bassett methinks you're getting your aged creditors and debtors mixed up- the debtors are those who owe you money - creditors are who you owe dosh to so the sum total of monies owed is the aged creditor list:)
Old Town - there have been at least six different examples quoted of outstanding amounts to key suppliers - lecky bill, sportswear co. Roller shutter door co. Club shop, video co. For tv screening etc etc. from different sources. Whilst most businesses have a creditor list it would be interesting to what the town's +120 days total is - I wouldn't be surprised if it amassed six figures.
Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive

Jock, I would have thought that a man of your alledged integence was above the comic type ravings of said person. Indeed, does anybody take notice of the diretribe anymore. Perhaps his jottings seem of importance or even humour relative mischief to yourself and maybe a limited few, but to to the vast majority they are just a hinderance in the way from one sensible comment to the next., they just get in the way.

I would suggest to others just to ignore him, and maybe he will concentrate on his alledged knowledge of horses to the profit of his wallet.. He hides behind the name of a great player, shame he couldn't fill saidplayers boots. Butler had something about him and courage was one such attribute, this guy NEVER shows up to an invitation to meet.
I rest my case and bid you and yours a pleasant good evening. Physcio wiped me out today and as for his last missive, just when was that ? as I've not read anything of his for a while, as it no longer holds any intrest for me, vastly repetative and mis informed and far from accurate, in fact, downright lies. I am not the people/posters he says. I suggest they take their case to the Editor.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: The coup d`etat is complete show now us the power.[/p][/quote]Steveie boy we've previously referred to your masterly command of English vocabulary lol! I'm well impressed that this skill extends to French as well mon ami :) Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive - his observation of you appearing to change your mind about the management regime - something I've said to you before :) - so I reckon you must be an Abba fan - if you change you mind ....lol Bassett methinks you're getting your aged creditors and debtors mixed up- the debtors are those who owe you money - creditors are who you owe dosh to so the sum total of monies owed is the aged creditor list:) Old Town - there have been at least six different examples quoted of outstanding amounts to key suppliers - lecky bill, sportswear co. Roller shutter door co. Club shop, video co. For tv screening etc etc. from different sources. Whilst most businesses have a creditor list it would be interesting to what the town's +120 days total is - I wouldn't be surprised if it amassed six figures.[/p][/quote]Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive Jock, I would have thought that a man of your alledged integence was above the comic type ravings of said person. Indeed, does anybody take notice of the diretribe anymore. Perhaps his jottings seem of importance or even humour relative mischief to yourself and maybe a limited few, but to to the vast majority they are just a hinderance in the way from one sensible comment to the next., they just get in the way. I would suggest to others just to ignore him, and maybe he will concentrate on his alledged knowledge of horses to the profit of his wallet.. He hides behind the name of a great player, shame he couldn't fill saidplayers boots. Butler had something about him and courage was one such attribute, this guy NEVER shows up to an invitation to meet. I rest my case and bid you and yours a pleasant good evening. Physcio wiped me out today and as for his last missive, just when was that ? as I've not read anything of his for a while, as it no longer holds any intrest for me, vastly repetative and mis informed and far from accurate, in fact, downright lies. I am not the people/posters he says. I suggest they take their case to the Editor. the wizard

8:49pm Wed 4 Dec 13

london paolo says...

The Jockster wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
The coup d`etat is complete show now us the power.
Steveie boy we've previously referred to your masterly command of English vocabulary lol! I'm well impressed that this skill extends to French as well mon ami :)
Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive - his observation of you appearing to change your mind about the management regime - something I've said to you before :) - so I reckon you must be an Abba fan - if you change you mind ....lol
Bassett methinks you're getting your aged creditors and debtors mixed up- the debtors are those who owe you money - creditors are who you owe dosh to so the sum total of monies owed is the aged creditor list:)
Old Town - there have been at least six different examples quoted of outstanding amounts to key suppliers - lecky bill, sportswear co. Roller shutter door co. Club shop, video co. For tv screening etc etc. from different sources. Whilst most businesses have a creditor list it would be interesting to what the town's +120 days total is - I wouldn't be surprised if it amassed six figures.
Don't wish to be picky, but I'm sure Steve will be the first to admit that he missed an acute accent.

As to aged debtors, at least we know that one of Wizard's alter egos isn't London Red…unless he's is being VERY deceptive.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: The coup d`etat is complete show now us the power.[/p][/quote]Steveie boy we've previously referred to your masterly command of English vocabulary lol! I'm well impressed that this skill extends to French as well mon ami :) Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive - his observation of you appearing to change your mind about the management regime - something I've said to you before :) - so I reckon you must be an Abba fan - if you change you mind ....lol Bassett methinks you're getting your aged creditors and debtors mixed up- the debtors are those who owe you money - creditors are who you owe dosh to so the sum total of monies owed is the aged creditor list:) Old Town - there have been at least six different examples quoted of outstanding amounts to key suppliers - lecky bill, sportswear co. Roller shutter door co. Club shop, video co. For tv screening etc etc. from different sources. Whilst most businesses have a creditor list it would be interesting to what the town's +120 days total is - I wouldn't be surprised if it amassed six figures.[/p][/quote]Don't wish to be picky, but I'm sure Steve will be the first to admit that he missed an acute accent. As to aged debtors, at least we know that one of Wizard's alter egos isn't London Red…unless he's is being VERY deceptive. london paolo

8:59pm Wed 4 Dec 13

mancrobin says...

Oi Den! wrote:
jayden wrote:
Will the players now be running out to "won't get fooled again"?
You got a minus jayden but I liked it.

I expect the former chairman is Happy Jack now, even though he Can't Explain. Still, let's hope Power's correct when he says The Kids Are Alright.
Meanwhile maybe some walls are still adorned with Pictures of Billy. Sorry, a bit of poetic licence there. I'll get me coat.
Looking at that picture of Lee, it makes you wonder what's behind those blue eyes. Still, as long as I'm out of my brain at 5.15 every Saturday I shan't be complaining.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Will the players now be running out to "won't get fooled again"?[/p][/quote]You got a minus jayden but I liked it. I expect the former chairman is Happy Jack now, even though he Can't Explain. Still, let's hope Power's correct when he says The Kids Are Alright. Meanwhile maybe some walls are still adorned with Pictures of Billy. Sorry, a bit of poetic licence there. I'll get me coat.[/p][/quote]Looking at that picture of Lee, it makes you wonder what's behind those blue eyes. Still, as long as I'm out of my brain at 5.15 every Saturday I shan't be complaining. mancrobin

9:05pm Wed 4 Dec 13

The Jockster says...

L Paolo bit of a private joke re me and Steve - goes way back before you started posting :)
L Paolo bit of a private joke re me and Steve - goes way back before you started posting :) The Jockster

9:09pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Oi Den! says...

Hard to resist isn't it manc? (No pun there - don't waste any time thinking about it!)

It's all jayden's fault.
Hard to resist isn't it manc? (No pun there - don't waste any time thinking about it!) It's all jayden's fault. Oi Den!

9:29pm Wed 4 Dec 13

jayden says...

Oi Den! wrote:
jayden wrote:
Will the players now be running out to "won't get fooled again"?
You got a minus jayden but I liked it.

I expect the former chairman is Happy Jack now, even though he Can't Explain. Still, let's hope Power's correct when he says The Kids Are Alright.
Meanwhile maybe some walls are still adorned with Pictures of Billy. Sorry, a bit of poetic licence there. I'll get me coat.
Ah nice one den now its your turn to tell me you were right ,I should have listened to your Generation .Well we can join together now Jed has gone and get back on the magic bus . Got to say Jed put the squeeze box on our club and kept a eminence front up till the end, I can't explain but there was something about him but although he got our club for a bargin he turned in to a bit of a bell boy in the end. Still I'm free of him now and hope that Lee has a bit of a success story . S.T FOR EVER.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Will the players now be running out to "won't get fooled again"?[/p][/quote]You got a minus jayden but I liked it. I expect the former chairman is Happy Jack now, even though he Can't Explain. Still, let's hope Power's correct when he says The Kids Are Alright. Meanwhile maybe some walls are still adorned with Pictures of Billy. Sorry, a bit of poetic licence there. I'll get me coat.[/p][/quote]Ah nice one den now its your turn to tell me you were right ,I should have listened to your Generation .Well we can join together now Jed has gone and get back on the magic bus . Got to say Jed put the squeeze box on our club and kept a eminence front up till the end, I can't explain but there was something about him but although he got our club for a bargin he turned in to a bit of a bell boy in the end. Still I'm free of him now and hope that Lee has a bit of a success story . S.T FOR EVER. jayden

9:34pm Wed 4 Dec 13

jayden says...

london paolo wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
The coup d`etat is complete show now us the power.
Steveie boy we've previously referred to your masterly command of English vocabulary lol! I'm well impressed that this skill extends to French as well mon ami :)
Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive - his observation of you appearing to change your mind about the management regime - something I've said to you before :) - so I reckon you must be an Abba fan - if you change you mind ....lol
Bassett methinks you're getting your aged creditors and debtors mixed up- the debtors are those who owe you money - creditors are who you owe dosh to so the sum total of monies owed is the aged creditor list:)
Old Town - there have been at least six different examples quoted of outstanding amounts to key suppliers - lecky bill, sportswear co. Roller shutter door co. Club shop, video co. For tv screening etc etc. from different sources. Whilst most businesses have a creditor list it would be interesting to what the town's +120 days total is - I wouldn't be surprised if it amassed six figures.
Don't wish to be picky, but I'm sure Steve will be the first to admit that he missed an acute accent.

As to aged debtors, at least we know that one of Wizard's alter egos isn't London Red…unless he's is being VERY deceptive.
Yes I don't think Steve has ever caught a acute accent ,well not in the Thames anyway.
[quote][p][bold]london paolo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: The coup d`etat is complete show now us the power.[/p][/quote]Steveie boy we've previously referred to your masterly command of English vocabulary lol! I'm well impressed that this skill extends to French as well mon ami :) Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive - his observation of you appearing to change your mind about the management regime - something I've said to you before :) - so I reckon you must be an Abba fan - if you change you mind ....lol Bassett methinks you're getting your aged creditors and debtors mixed up- the debtors are those who owe you money - creditors are who you owe dosh to so the sum total of monies owed is the aged creditor list:) Old Town - there have been at least six different examples quoted of outstanding amounts to key suppliers - lecky bill, sportswear co. Roller shutter door co. Club shop, video co. For tv screening etc etc. from different sources. Whilst most businesses have a creditor list it would be interesting to what the town's +120 days total is - I wouldn't be surprised if it amassed six figures.[/p][/quote]Don't wish to be picky, but I'm sure Steve will be the first to admit that he missed an acute accent. As to aged debtors, at least we know that one of Wizard's alter egos isn't London Red…unless he's is being VERY deceptive.[/p][/quote]Yes I don't think Steve has ever caught a acute accent ,well not in the Thames anyway. jayden

9:57pm Wed 4 Dec 13

The Jockster says...

the wizard wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
The coup d`etat is complete show now us the power.
Steveie boy we've previously referred to your masterly command of English vocabulary lol! I'm well impressed that this skill extends to French as well mon ami :)
Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive - his observation of you appearing to change your mind about the management regime - something I've said to you before :) - so I reckon you must be an Abba fan - if you change you mind ....lol
Bassett methinks you're getting your aged creditors and debtors mixed up- the debtors are those who owe you money - creditors are who you owe dosh to so the sum total of monies owed is the aged creditor list:)
Old Town - there have been at least six different examples quoted of outstanding amounts to key suppliers - lecky bill, sportswear co. Roller shutter door co. Club shop, video co. For tv screening etc etc. from different sources. Whilst most businesses have a creditor list it would be interesting to what the town's +120 days total is - I wouldn't be surprised if it amassed six figures.
Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive

Jock, I would have thought that a man of your alledged integence was above the comic type ravings of said person. Indeed, does anybody take notice of the diretribe anymore. Perhaps his jottings seem of importance or even humour relative mischief to yourself and maybe a limited few, but to to the vast majority they are just a hinderance in the way from one sensible comment to the next., they just get in the way.

I would suggest to others just to ignore him, and maybe he will concentrate on his alledged knowledge of horses to the profit of his wallet.. He hides behind the name of a great player, shame he couldn't fill saidplayers boots. Butler had something about him and courage was one such attribute, this guy NEVER shows up to an invitation to meet.
I rest my case and bid you and yours a pleasant good evening. Physcio wiped me out today and as for his last missive, just when was that ? as I've not read anything of his for a while, as it no longer holds any intrest for me, vastly repetative and mis informed and far from accurate, in fact, downright lies. I am not the people/posters he says. I suggest they take their case to the Editor.
Wiz I was merely referring to JB's reference to your "swapping sides" so to speak more than once. I've said the same in the past and was just trying to be lighthearted with the abba reference. Obviously JB is a major problem for you but not to the majority of others sufficiently it seems to warrant taking your advice of contacting the editor- it's best ignored old son surely as I've said before and you need to focus on your health rather than ram kings on a forum eh :)
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: The coup d`etat is complete show now us the power.[/p][/quote]Steveie boy we've previously referred to your masterly command of English vocabulary lol! I'm well impressed that this skill extends to French as well mon ami :) Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive - his observation of you appearing to change your mind about the management regime - something I've said to you before :) - so I reckon you must be an Abba fan - if you change you mind ....lol Bassett methinks you're getting your aged creditors and debtors mixed up- the debtors are those who owe you money - creditors are who you owe dosh to so the sum total of monies owed is the aged creditor list:) Old Town - there have been at least six different examples quoted of outstanding amounts to key suppliers - lecky bill, sportswear co. Roller shutter door co. Club shop, video co. For tv screening etc etc. from different sources. Whilst most businesses have a creditor list it would be interesting to what the town's +120 days total is - I wouldn't be surprised if it amassed six figures.[/p][/quote]Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive Jock, I would have thought that a man of your alledged integence was above the comic type ravings of said person. Indeed, does anybody take notice of the diretribe anymore. Perhaps his jottings seem of importance or even humour relative mischief to yourself and maybe a limited few, but to to the vast majority they are just a hinderance in the way from one sensible comment to the next., they just get in the way. I would suggest to others just to ignore him, and maybe he will concentrate on his alledged knowledge of horses to the profit of his wallet.. He hides behind the name of a great player, shame he couldn't fill saidplayers boots. Butler had something about him and courage was one such attribute, this guy NEVER shows up to an invitation to meet. I rest my case and bid you and yours a pleasant good evening. Physcio wiped me out today and as for his last missive, just when was that ? as I've not read anything of his for a while, as it no longer holds any intrest for me, vastly repetative and mis informed and far from accurate, in fact, downright lies. I am not the people/posters he says. I suggest they take their case to the Editor.[/p][/quote]Wiz I was merely referring to JB's reference to your "swapping sides" so to speak more than once. I've said the same in the past and was just trying to be lighthearted with the abba reference. Obviously JB is a major problem for you but not to the majority of others sufficiently it seems to warrant taking your advice of contacting the editor- it's best ignored old son surely as I've said before and you need to focus on your health rather than ram kings on a forum eh :) The Jockster

10:03pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Bassett Hound says...

The Jockster wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
The coup d`etat is complete show now us the power.
Steveie boy we've previously referred to your masterly command of English vocabulary lol! I'm well impressed that this skill extends to French as well mon ami :)
Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive - his observation of you appearing to change your mind about the management regime - something I've said to you before :) - so I reckon you must be an Abba fan - if you change you mind ....lol
Bassett methinks you're getting your aged creditors and debtors mixed up- the debtors are those who owe you money - creditors are who you owe dosh to so the sum total of monies owed is the aged creditor list:)
Old Town - there have been at least six different examples quoted of outstanding amounts to key suppliers - lecky bill, sportswear co. Roller shutter door co. Club shop, video co. For tv screening etc etc. from different sources. Whilst most businesses have a creditor list it would be interesting to what the town's +120 days total is - I wouldn't be surprised if it amassed six figures.
Thanks for pointing that out to me Jockster, As it happens I did know that,wasn't concentrating on what I was doing ,half way through a Mars Bar.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: The coup d`etat is complete show now us the power.[/p][/quote]Steveie boy we've previously referred to your masterly command of English vocabulary lol! I'm well impressed that this skill extends to French as well mon ami :) Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive - his observation of you appearing to change your mind about the management regime - something I've said to you before :) - so I reckon you must be an Abba fan - if you change you mind ....lol Bassett methinks you're getting your aged creditors and debtors mixed up- the debtors are those who owe you money - creditors are who you owe dosh to so the sum total of monies owed is the aged creditor list:) Old Town - there have been at least six different examples quoted of outstanding amounts to key suppliers - lecky bill, sportswear co. Roller shutter door co. Club shop, video co. For tv screening etc etc. from different sources. Whilst most businesses have a creditor list it would be interesting to what the town's +120 days total is - I wouldn't be surprised if it amassed six figures.[/p][/quote]Thanks for pointing that out to me Jockster, As it happens I did know that,wasn't concentrating on what I was doing ,half way through a Mars Bar. Bassett Hound

10:15pm Wed 4 Dec 13

the wizard says...

Jayden,

You should know better, me-LR ? now seriously you have to be joking, and then some.

Jock, love ABBA, saw them in their very early years in Sweden, been there several times and love it all., worked at Ringhals Nuclear Plant on the west coast as it was being built, totally smitten by the place.
Appreciate your ongoing concerns over the creeky back, they certainly do put you throught it you know. Anyway, I've seen this lewis on ITV 3 before so it's bed time. Cheers mate, lets see what tomorrow brings, and for the record I think Power will put a lot of time and effort into Town as he has tied up a massive amount of cash in it. Even if Jed has walked away with say £200k, that is still a cheap price to pay for L1 survival opposed to non league status, what do you think seeing it put like that. I don't expect others to massively agree, but it seems a fairish exchange to me. Not, ever, never perfect for one minute but if somebody had offered Pompey that this time last year and L1 survival they would have paid it no doubt, had they had the cash.
Jayden, You should know better, me-LR ? now seriously you have to be joking, and then some. Jock, love ABBA, saw them in their very early years in Sweden, been there several times and love it all., worked at Ringhals Nuclear Plant on the west coast as it was being built, totally smitten by the place. Appreciate your ongoing concerns over the creeky back, they certainly do put you throught it you know. Anyway, I've seen this lewis on ITV 3 before so it's bed time. Cheers mate, lets see what tomorrow brings, and for the record I think Power will put a lot of time and effort into Town as he has tied up a massive amount of cash in it. Even if Jed has walked away with say £200k, that is still a cheap price to pay for L1 survival opposed to non league status, what do you think seeing it put like that. I don't expect others to massively agree, but it seems a fairish exchange to me. Not, ever, never perfect for one minute but if somebody had offered Pompey that this time last year and L1 survival they would have paid it no doubt, had they had the cash. the wizard

10:24pm Wed 4 Dec 13

joey butler says...

Wizard, you multiple posting Dick.

Jockster actually posted over a week ago that you should back off and leave me alone, but u cannot can u, u very sad little man?
Wizard, you multiple posting Dick. Jockster actually posted over a week ago that you should back off and leave me alone, but u cannot can u, u very sad little man? joey butler

10:26pm Wed 4 Dec 13

the wizard says...

joey butler wrote:
Wizard, you multiple posting Dick.

Jockster actually posted over a week ago that you should back off and leave me alone, but u cannot can u, u very sad little man?
PMSL idiot.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: Wizard, you multiple posting Dick. Jockster actually posted over a week ago that you should back off and leave me alone, but u cannot can u, u very sad little man?[/p][/quote]PMSL idiot. the wizard

10:29pm Wed 4 Dec 13

mancrobin says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Hard to resist isn't it manc? (No pun there - don't waste any time thinking about it!)

It's all jayden's fault.
Amazingly, you got a minus for this Den and in my attempt to even it up pressed the wrong button, so you ended up with minus 2!.

Sometimes you just don't get the score you deserve. I blame the ref.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Hard to resist isn't it manc? (No pun there - don't waste any time thinking about it!) It's all jayden's fault.[/p][/quote]Amazingly, you got a minus for this Den and in my attempt to even it up pressed the wrong button, so you ended up with minus 2!. Sometimes you just don't get the score you deserve. I blame the ref. mancrobin

10:32pm Wed 4 Dec 13

jayden says...

the wizard wrote:
Jayden,

You should know better, me-LR ? now seriously you have to be joking, and then some.

Jock, love ABBA, saw them in their very early years in Sweden, been there several times and love it all., worked at Ringhals Nuclear Plant on the west coast as it was being built, totally smitten by the place.
Appreciate your ongoing concerns over the creeky back, they certainly do put you throught it you know. Anyway, I've seen this lewis on ITV 3 before so it's bed time. Cheers mate, lets see what tomorrow brings, and for the record I think Power will put a lot of time and effort into Town as he has tied up a massive amount of cash in it. Even if Jed has walked away with say £200k, that is still a cheap price to pay for L1 survival opposed to non league status, what do you think seeing it put like that. I don't expect others to massively agree, but it seems a fairish exchange to me. Not, ever, never perfect for one minute but if somebody had offered Pompey that this time last year and L1 survival they would have paid it no doubt, had they had the cash.
Mixed me up with some else their Wiz .
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Jayden, You should know better, me-LR ? now seriously you have to be joking, and then some. Jock, love ABBA, saw them in their very early years in Sweden, been there several times and love it all., worked at Ringhals Nuclear Plant on the west coast as it was being built, totally smitten by the place. Appreciate your ongoing concerns over the creeky back, they certainly do put you throught it you know. Anyway, I've seen this lewis on ITV 3 before so it's bed time. Cheers mate, lets see what tomorrow brings, and for the record I think Power will put a lot of time and effort into Town as he has tied up a massive amount of cash in it. Even if Jed has walked away with say £200k, that is still a cheap price to pay for L1 survival opposed to non league status, what do you think seeing it put like that. I don't expect others to massively agree, but it seems a fairish exchange to me. Not, ever, never perfect for one minute but if somebody had offered Pompey that this time last year and L1 survival they would have paid it no doubt, had they had the cash.[/p][/quote]Mixed me up with some else their Wiz . jayden

10:32pm Wed 4 Dec 13

The Jockster says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
The coup d`etat is complete show now us the power.
Steveie boy we've previously referred to your masterly command of English vocabulary lol! I'm well impressed that this skill extends to French as well mon ami :)
Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive - his observation of you appearing to change your mind about the management regime - something I've said to you before :) - so I reckon you must be an Abba fan - if you change you mind ....lol
Bassett methinks you're getting your aged creditors and debtors mixed up- the debtors are those who owe you money - creditors are who you owe dosh to so the sum total of monies owed is the aged creditor list:)
Old Town - there have been at least six different examples quoted of outstanding amounts to key suppliers - lecky bill, sportswear co. Roller shutter door co. Club shop, video co. For tv screening etc etc. from different sources. Whilst most businesses have a creditor list it would be interesting to what the town's +120 days total is - I wouldn't be surprised if it amassed six figures.
Thanks for pointing that out to me Jockster, As it happens I did know that,wasn't concentrating on what I was doing ,half way through a Mars Bar.
Bassett not trying to preach :) and ah yes a Mars bar - no good for my blood sugar levels lol!
Looking forward to next league game at Blades and another 3 pts - we owe them one from last season.
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: The coup d`etat is complete show now us the power.[/p][/quote]Steveie boy we've previously referred to your masterly command of English vocabulary lol! I'm well impressed that this skill extends to French as well mon ami :) Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive - his observation of you appearing to change your mind about the management regime - something I've said to you before :) - so I reckon you must be an Abba fan - if you change you mind ....lol Bassett methinks you're getting your aged creditors and debtors mixed up- the debtors are those who owe you money - creditors are who you owe dosh to so the sum total of monies owed is the aged creditor list:) Old Town - there have been at least six different examples quoted of outstanding amounts to key suppliers - lecky bill, sportswear co. Roller shutter door co. Club shop, video co. For tv screening etc etc. from different sources. Whilst most businesses have a creditor list it would be interesting to what the town's +120 days total is - I wouldn't be surprised if it amassed six figures.[/p][/quote]Thanks for pointing that out to me Jockster, As it happens I did know that,wasn't concentrating on what I was doing ,half way through a Mars Bar.[/p][/quote]Bassett not trying to preach :) and ah yes a Mars bar - no good for my blood sugar levels lol! Looking forward to next league game at Blades and another 3 pts - we owe them one from last season. The Jockster

10:36pm Wed 4 Dec 13

jayden says...

jayden wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Jayden,

You should know better, me-LR ? now seriously you have to be joking, and then some.

Jock, love ABBA, saw them in their very early years in Sweden, been there several times and love it all., worked at Ringhals Nuclear Plant on the west coast as it was being built, totally smitten by the place.
Appreciate your ongoing concerns over the creeky back, they certainly do put you throught it you know. Anyway, I've seen this lewis on ITV 3 before so it's bed time. Cheers mate, lets see what tomorrow brings, and for the record I think Power will put a lot of time and effort into Town as he has tied up a massive amount of cash in it. Even if Jed has walked away with say £200k, that is still a cheap price to pay for L1 survival opposed to non league status, what do you think seeing it put like that. I don't expect others to massively agree, but it seems a fairish exchange to me. Not, ever, never perfect for one minute but if somebody had offered Pompey that this time last year and L1 survival they would have paid it no doubt, had they had the cash.
Mixed me up with some else their Wiz .
Or did you mean you better you better you bet.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Jayden, You should know better, me-LR ? now seriously you have to be joking, and then some. Jock, love ABBA, saw them in their very early years in Sweden, been there several times and love it all., worked at Ringhals Nuclear Plant on the west coast as it was being built, totally smitten by the place. Appreciate your ongoing concerns over the creeky back, they certainly do put you throught it you know. Anyway, I've seen this lewis on ITV 3 before so it's bed time. Cheers mate, lets see what tomorrow brings, and for the record I think Power will put a lot of time and effort into Town as he has tied up a massive amount of cash in it. Even if Jed has walked away with say £200k, that is still a cheap price to pay for L1 survival opposed to non league status, what do you think seeing it put like that. I don't expect others to massively agree, but it seems a fairish exchange to me. Not, ever, never perfect for one minute but if somebody had offered Pompey that this time last year and L1 survival they would have paid it no doubt, had they had the cash.[/p][/quote]Mixed me up with some else their Wiz .[/p][/quote]Or did you mean you better you better you bet. jayden

11:02pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Bassett Hound says...

The Jockster wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
The coup d`etat is complete show now us the power.
Steveie boy we've previously referred to your masterly command of English vocabulary lol! I'm well impressed that this skill extends to French as well mon ami :)
Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive - his observation of you appearing to change your mind about the management regime - something I've said to you before :) - so I reckon you must be an Abba fan - if you change you mind ....lol
Bassett methinks you're getting your aged creditors and debtors mixed up- the debtors are those who owe you money - creditors are who you owe dosh to so the sum total of monies owed is the aged creditor list:)
Old Town - there have been at least six different examples quoted of outstanding amounts to key suppliers - lecky bill, sportswear co. Roller shutter door co. Club shop, video co. For tv screening etc etc. from different sources. Whilst most businesses have a creditor list it would be interesting to what the town's +120 days total is - I wouldn't be surprised if it amassed six figures.
Thanks for pointing that out to me Jockster, As it happens I did know that,wasn't concentrating on what I was doing ,half way through a Mars Bar.
Bassett not trying to preach :) and ah yes a Mars bar - no good for my blood sugar levels lol!
Looking forward to next league game at Blades and another 3 pts - we owe them one from last season.
I've been reliably informed that a mars bar eaten on a Wednesday has no calories and is positively good for blood sugar levels. It also helps you work,rest and play.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: The coup d`etat is complete show now us the power.[/p][/quote]Steveie boy we've previously referred to your masterly command of English vocabulary lol! I'm well impressed that this skill extends to French as well mon ami :) Wiz - I had to laugh re JB's latest missive - his observation of you appearing to change your mind about the management regime - something I've said to you before :) - so I reckon you must be an Abba fan - if you change you mind ....lol Bassett methinks you're getting your aged creditors and debtors mixed up- the debtors are those who owe you money - creditors are who you owe dosh to so the sum total of monies owed is the aged creditor list:) Old Town - there have been at least six different examples quoted of outstanding amounts to key suppliers - lecky bill, sportswear co. Roller shutter door co. Club shop, video co. For tv screening etc etc. from different sources. Whilst most businesses have a creditor list it would be interesting to what the town's +120 days total is - I wouldn't be surprised if it amassed six figures.[/p][/quote]Thanks for pointing that out to me Jockster, As it happens I did know that,wasn't concentrating on what I was doing ,half way through a Mars Bar.[/p][/quote]Bassett not trying to preach :) and ah yes a Mars bar - no good for my blood sugar levels lol! Looking forward to next league game at Blades and another 3 pts - we owe them one from last season.[/p][/quote]I've been reliably informed that a mars bar eaten on a Wednesday has no calories and is positively good for blood sugar levels. It also helps you work,rest and play. Bassett Hound

11:25pm Wed 4 Dec 13

joey butler says...

the wizard wrote:
joey butler wrote:
Wizard, you multiple posting Dick.

Jockster actually posted over a week ago that you should back off and leave me alone, but u cannot can u, u very sad little man?
PMSL idiot.
I will take that as a Yes, you Dick Wizard!!
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: Wizard, you multiple posting Dick. Jockster actually posted over a week ago that you should back off and leave me alone, but u cannot can u, u very sad little man?[/p][/quote]PMSL idiot.[/p][/quote]I will take that as a Yes, you Dick Wizard!! joey butler

11:38pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Oxon-Red says...

the wizard wrote:
Jayden,

You should know better, me-LR ? now seriously you have to be joking, and then some.

Jock, love ABBA, saw them in their very early years in Sweden, been there several times and love it all., worked at Ringhals Nuclear Plant on the west coast as it was being built, totally smitten by the place.
Appreciate your ongoing concerns over the creeky back, they certainly do put you throught it you know. Anyway, I've seen this lewis on ITV 3 before so it's bed time. Cheers mate, lets see what tomorrow brings, and for the record I think Power will put a lot of time and effort into Town as he has tied up a massive amount of cash in it. Even if Jed has walked away with say £200k, that is still a cheap price to pay for L1 survival opposed to non league status, what do you think seeing it put like that. I don't expect others to massively agree, but it seems a fairish exchange to me. Not, ever, never perfect for one minute but if somebody had offered Pompey that this time last year and L1 survival they would have paid it no doubt, had they had the cash.
Short memories I guess Wiz..

Glad you posted about the survival as it seems to have been ignored, too much back slapping and smugness LOL.

I do wonder what the topics on this board would be if we could wind back time and take Jed out of the take over equation.

I'll wait for the comments on Lee if he continues on the road to sustainability and no investment is forthcoming

I wish Lee well, as I did Jed, and I will back him. However I would say that £200,000 for staying in league one was a good buy, we spent a good deal more three seasons ago and...

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Jayden, You should know better, me-LR ? now seriously you have to be joking, and then some. Jock, love ABBA, saw them in their very early years in Sweden, been there several times and love it all., worked at Ringhals Nuclear Plant on the west coast as it was being built, totally smitten by the place. Appreciate your ongoing concerns over the creeky back, they certainly do put you throught it you know. Anyway, I've seen this lewis on ITV 3 before so it's bed time. Cheers mate, lets see what tomorrow brings, and for the record I think Power will put a lot of time and effort into Town as he has tied up a massive amount of cash in it. Even if Jed has walked away with say £200k, that is still a cheap price to pay for L1 survival opposed to non league status, what do you think seeing it put like that. I don't expect others to massively agree, but it seems a fairish exchange to me. Not, ever, never perfect for one minute but if somebody had offered Pompey that this time last year and L1 survival they would have paid it no doubt, had they had the cash.[/p][/quote]Short memories I guess Wiz.. Glad you posted about the survival as it seems to have been ignored, too much back slapping and smugness LOL. I do wonder what the topics on this board would be if we could wind back time and take Jed out of the take over equation. I'll wait for the comments on Lee if he continues on the road to sustainability and no investment is forthcoming I wish Lee well, as I did Jed, and I will back him. However I would say that £200,000 for staying in league one was a good buy, we spent a good deal more three seasons ago and... COYMR Oxon-Red

9:40am Thu 5 Dec 13

MITTED says...

Old Town wrote:
stfc2012 wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
the don69 wrote:
So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!!
Hear Hear !
No debt ? I'd say one or 2 suppliers may argue with that. A major sportswear firm may also mention 6 figures... No debt?
More hearsay 2012 ?

Any proof of this ?

I mean proof - not "my mates mate who knows my uncles sisters boyfriend had a pint down the pub with his next door neighbour's aunt and he reckons we forgot to pay our milk bill" ?
Listen to he interview of bbc radio this week. Power admits that bills from multiple suppliers have not been paid. What more proof do you need?
[quote][p][bold]Old Town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!![/p][/quote]Hear Hear ![/p][/quote]No debt ? I'd say one or 2 suppliers may argue with that. A major sportswear firm may also mention 6 figures... No debt?[/p][/quote]More hearsay 2012 ? Any proof of this ? I mean proof - not "my mates mate who knows my uncles sisters boyfriend had a pint down the pub with his next door neighbour's aunt and he reckons we forgot to pay our milk bill" ?[/p][/quote]Listen to he interview of bbc radio this week. Power admits that bills from multiple suppliers have not been paid. What more proof do you need? MITTED

9:59am Thu 5 Dec 13

Oi Den! says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Jayden,

You should know better, me-LR ? now seriously you have to be joking, and then some.

Jock, love ABBA, saw them in their very early years in Sweden, been there several times and love it all., worked at Ringhals Nuclear Plant on the west coast as it was being built, totally smitten by the place.
Appreciate your ongoing concerns over the creeky back, they certainly do put you throught it you know. Anyway, I've seen this lewis on ITV 3 before so it's bed time. Cheers mate, lets see what tomorrow brings, and for the record I think Power will put a lot of time and effort into Town as he has tied up a massive amount of cash in it. Even if Jed has walked away with say £200k, that is still a cheap price to pay for L1 survival opposed to non league status, what do you think seeing it put like that. I don't expect others to massively agree, but it seems a fairish exchange to me. Not, ever, never perfect for one minute but if somebody had offered Pompey that this time last year and L1 survival they would have paid it no doubt, had they had the cash.
Short memories I guess Wiz..

Glad you posted about the survival as it seems to have been ignored, too much back slapping and smugness LOL.

I do wonder what the topics on this board would be if we could wind back time and take Jed out of the take over equation.

I'll wait for the comments on Lee if he continues on the road to sustainability and no investment is forthcoming

I wish Lee well, as I did Jed, and I will back him. However I would say that £200,000 for staying in league one was a good buy, we spent a good deal more three seasons ago and...

COYMR
Oxon and Wiz, pure guesswork of course but I imagine that the departed chairman got a lot more than £200k out of the club - all perfectly legally of course.

I don't believe for a moment that McCrory was the difference between survival and disaster. There were other interested parties. For some time before the deal was done, the McCrory group were being described as the "preferred bidder". I wonder why that was? Probably because they blagged their way into that position with the same pie in the sky promises of revenue streams and a substantial playing budget that initially fooled many people, including Di Canio, who was well and truly suckered.

I'm happy to be blunt about it. He's gone not a moment too soon.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Jayden, You should know better, me-LR ? now seriously you have to be joking, and then some. Jock, love ABBA, saw them in their very early years in Sweden, been there several times and love it all., worked at Ringhals Nuclear Plant on the west coast as it was being built, totally smitten by the place. Appreciate your ongoing concerns over the creeky back, they certainly do put you throught it you know. Anyway, I've seen this lewis on ITV 3 before so it's bed time. Cheers mate, lets see what tomorrow brings, and for the record I think Power will put a lot of time and effort into Town as he has tied up a massive amount of cash in it. Even if Jed has walked away with say £200k, that is still a cheap price to pay for L1 survival opposed to non league status, what do you think seeing it put like that. I don't expect others to massively agree, but it seems a fairish exchange to me. Not, ever, never perfect for one minute but if somebody had offered Pompey that this time last year and L1 survival they would have paid it no doubt, had they had the cash.[/p][/quote]Short memories I guess Wiz.. Glad you posted about the survival as it seems to have been ignored, too much back slapping and smugness LOL. I do wonder what the topics on this board would be if we could wind back time and take Jed out of the take over equation. I'll wait for the comments on Lee if he continues on the road to sustainability and no investment is forthcoming I wish Lee well, as I did Jed, and I will back him. However I would say that £200,000 for staying in league one was a good buy, we spent a good deal more three seasons ago and... COYMR[/p][/quote]Oxon and Wiz, pure guesswork of course but I imagine that the departed chairman got a lot more than £200k out of the club - all perfectly legally of course. I don't believe for a moment that McCrory was the difference between survival and disaster. There were other interested parties. For some time before the deal was done, the McCrory group were being described as the "preferred bidder". I wonder why that was? Probably because they blagged their way into that position with the same pie in the sky promises of revenue streams and a substantial playing budget that initially fooled many people, including Di Canio, who was well and truly suckered. I'm happy to be blunt about it. He's gone not a moment too soon. Oi Den!

10:13am Thu 5 Dec 13

Swindon1984 says...

umpcah wrote:
Coleview Red wrote: Aside from the business stuff it is clear from Mr Power's statement that we will continue to play football in a patient and thoughtful way - so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half......... My personal view is that the way we are playing the game is the way forward and far more entertaining than route 1. Long may it continue.
so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half. " Get rid of it " has always been a popular yell at the CG !
Stll of the opinion that some times you do just need to get the ball out of defence - I'm all in favour of keeping the ball and playing proper football but we've got ourselves into trouble more than a few times taking too much out of the ball. Also playing long sometimes isn't a sign that you're not playing football, how many times have we seen top European teams playing a load of passes, patiently waiting for gaps to open up, and then playing that one killer pass which splits a defence. Just think sometimes we make three passes where one would do, and we need to grab the bull by the horns when we get the opportunity - hold up play is fine, but we can't always try to walk it in. Bit of variety needed - that aside, still a largely happy town fan sat here. Best of luck to Mr Power.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Coleview Red[/bold] wrote: Aside from the business stuff it is clear from Mr Power's statement that we will continue to play football in a patient and thoughtful way - so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half......... My personal view is that the way we are playing the game is the way forward and far more entertaining than route 1. Long may it continue.[/p][/quote]so those who sit around me in the Arkell's stand had better get used to it, and stop moaning when the ball isn't punted high and long into the opponents half. " Get rid of it " has always been a popular yell at the CG ![/p][/quote]Stll of the opinion that some times you do just need to get the ball out of defence - I'm all in favour of keeping the ball and playing proper football but we've got ourselves into trouble more than a few times taking too much out of the ball. Also playing long sometimes isn't a sign that you're not playing football, how many times have we seen top European teams playing a load of passes, patiently waiting for gaps to open up, and then playing that one killer pass which splits a defence. Just think sometimes we make three passes where one would do, and we need to grab the bull by the horns when we get the opportunity - hold up play is fine, but we can't always try to walk it in. Bit of variety needed - that aside, still a largely happy town fan sat here. Best of luck to Mr Power. Swindon1984

12:00pm Thu 5 Dec 13

The Jockster says...

MITTED wrote:
Old Town wrote:
stfc2012 wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
the don69 wrote:
So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!!
Hear Hear !
No debt ? I'd say one or 2 suppliers may argue with that. A major sportswear firm may also mention 6 figures... No debt?
More hearsay 2012 ?

Any proof of this ?

I mean proof - not "my mates mate who knows my uncles sisters boyfriend had a pint down the pub with his next door neighbour's aunt and he reckons we forgot to pay our milk bill" ?
Listen to he interview of bbc radio this week. Power admits that bills from multiple suppliers have not been paid. What more proof do you need?
Yes and Murrell said so as well - sometimes there's none so blind as them that can't see Mitted- I don't think Old Town would believe it unless it was presented to him on a stack of bibles!
[quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!![/p][/quote]Hear Hear ![/p][/quote]No debt ? I'd say one or 2 suppliers may argue with that. A major sportswear firm may also mention 6 figures... No debt?[/p][/quote]More hearsay 2012 ? Any proof of this ? I mean proof - not "my mates mate who knows my uncles sisters boyfriend had a pint down the pub with his next door neighbour's aunt and he reckons we forgot to pay our milk bill" ?[/p][/quote]Listen to he interview of bbc radio this week. Power admits that bills from multiple suppliers have not been paid. What more proof do you need?[/p][/quote]Yes and Murrell said so as well - sometimes there's none so blind as them that can't see Mitted- I don't think Old Town would believe it unless it was presented to him on a stack of bibles! The Jockster

1:02pm Thu 5 Dec 13

MITTED says...

The Jockster wrote:
MITTED wrote:
Old Town wrote:
stfc2012 wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
the don69 wrote:
So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!!
Hear Hear !
No debt ? I'd say one or 2 suppliers may argue with that. A major sportswear firm may also mention 6 figures... No debt?
More hearsay 2012 ?

Any proof of this ?

I mean proof - not "my mates mate who knows my uncles sisters boyfriend had a pint down the pub with his next door neighbour's aunt and he reckons we forgot to pay our milk bill" ?
Listen to he interview of bbc radio this week. Power admits that bills from multiple suppliers have not been paid. What more proof do you need?
Yes and Murrell said so as well - sometimes there's none so blind as them that can't see Mitted- I don't think Old Town would believe it unless it was presented to him on a stack of bibles!
He's probably an atheist and still wouldn't believe! ;o)
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!![/p][/quote]Hear Hear ![/p][/quote]No debt ? I'd say one or 2 suppliers may argue with that. A major sportswear firm may also mention 6 figures... No debt?[/p][/quote]More hearsay 2012 ? Any proof of this ? I mean proof - not "my mates mate who knows my uncles sisters boyfriend had a pint down the pub with his next door neighbour's aunt and he reckons we forgot to pay our milk bill" ?[/p][/quote]Listen to he interview of bbc radio this week. Power admits that bills from multiple suppliers have not been paid. What more proof do you need?[/p][/quote]Yes and Murrell said so as well - sometimes there's none so blind as them that can't see Mitted- I don't think Old Town would believe it unless it was presented to him on a stack of bibles![/p][/quote]He's probably an atheist and still wouldn't believe! ;o) MITTED

5:29pm Thu 5 Dec 13

dazzastfc says...

MITTED wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
MITTED wrote:
Old Town wrote:
stfc2012 wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
the don69 wrote:
So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!!
Hear Hear !
No debt ? I'd say one or 2 suppliers may argue with that. A major sportswear firm may also mention 6 figures... No debt?
More hearsay 2012 ?

Any proof of this ?

I mean proof - not "my mates mate who knows my uncles sisters boyfriend had a pint down the pub with his next door neighbour's aunt and he reckons we forgot to pay our milk bill" ?
Listen to he interview of bbc radio this week. Power admits that bills from multiple suppliers have not been paid. What more proof do you need?
Yes and Murrell said so as well - sometimes there's none so blind as them that can't see Mitted- I don't think Old Town would believe it unless it was presented to him on a stack of bibles!
He's probably an atheist and still wouldn't believe! ;o)
Nothing wrong with bring a Athirst....
[quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: So we got the Power,you start with a clean slate Lee and your a very lucky man to be in charge of our great club!don't mess up and the very best of British!!!!!![/p][/quote]Hear Hear ![/p][/quote]No debt ? I'd say one or 2 suppliers may argue with that. A major sportswear firm may also mention 6 figures... No debt?[/p][/quote]More hearsay 2012 ? Any proof of this ? I mean proof - not "my mates mate who knows my uncles sisters boyfriend had a pint down the pub with his next door neighbour's aunt and he reckons we forgot to pay our milk bill" ?[/p][/quote]Listen to he interview of bbc radio this week. Power admits that bills from multiple suppliers have not been paid. What more proof do you need?[/p][/quote]Yes and Murrell said so as well - sometimes there's none so blind as them that can't see Mitted- I don't think Old Town would believe it unless it was presented to him on a stack of bibles![/p][/quote]He's probably an atheist and still wouldn't believe! ;o)[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with bring a Athirst.... dazzastfc

7:19pm Thu 5 Dec 13

The Jockster says...

Absolutely Dazza when I get AThirst on I grab a beer :)
Absolutely Dazza when I get AThirst on I grab a beer :) The Jockster

7:48pm Thu 5 Dec 13

jayden says...

The Jockster wrote:
Absolutely Dazza when I get AThirst on I grab a beer :)
You did say BEER I hope jock.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Absolutely Dazza when I get AThirst on I grab a beer :)[/p][/quote]You did say BEER I hope jock. jayden

8:45pm Thu 5 Dec 13

The Jockster says...

jayden wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Absolutely Dazza when I get AThirst on I grab a beer :)
You did say BEER I hope jock.
Err yeah???
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Absolutely Dazza when I get AThirst on I grab a beer :)[/p][/quote]You did say BEER I hope jock.[/p][/quote]Err yeah??? The Jockster

11:51pm Sat 7 Dec 13

The Jockster says...

The Jockster wrote:
L Paolo bit of a private joke re me and Steve - goes way back before you started posting :)
Creases me how a remark like that encourages a minus 3 - those who voted thus won't even have a clue what I'm talking about - weird!
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: L Paolo bit of a private joke re me and Steve - goes way back before you started posting :)[/p][/quote]Creases me how a remark like that encourages a minus 3 - those who voted thus won't even have a clue what I'm talking about - weird! The Jockster

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