Town make fresh Thomas bid

Swindon Advertiser: Wes Thomas Wes Thomas

SWINDON Town have renewed their interest in Bournemouth striker Wes Thomas by lodging a third bid for the 26-year-old.

The Advertiser understands the Robins, who made two separate approaches of £125,000 and £150,000 for the striker in August - both of which were rebuffed by the Cherries, went back to Bournemouth on Friday with a fresh offer. No response has yet been received from the Dorset club.

Thomas has been a bit-part player at Dean Court this season, making only two starts and 10 substitute appearances for the Championship outfit. He has yet to score this term.

When questioned by the Advertiser, Swindon chairman Lee Power confirmed that Town have made a bid for a striker but he declined to comment on his identity.

The Robins are in need of an extra face up front, after Nicky Ajose was recalled early from his loan spell at the County Ground by parent club Peterborough.

Ajose netted 10 times in 21 appearances for Swindon during his time in Wiltshire and was due to play his final match for Town against Crawley on New Year’s Day before he was summoned by Posh yesterday.

The 22-year-old is expected to feature in Peterborough’s matchday squad for the visit of Brentford tomorrow.

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6:41am Tue 31 Dec 13

Wilesy says...

So Ranger, Ajose and if we believe what we read Pritchard and Wes probably off too.

A great opportunity for Wes Thomas I would say to get some regular football. Also would be nice to see Storey feature and grab his chance too.

Guess that's the problem with loans - if they play well they can be recalled or catch attention for a sale and it's out of our hands. Is El Gabbas still around not in the squad v Bradford?.
So Ranger, Ajose and if we believe what we read Pritchard and Wes probably off too. A great opportunity for Wes Thomas I would say to get some regular football. Also would be nice to see Storey feature and grab his chance too. Guess that's the problem with loans - if they play well they can be recalled or catch attention for a sale and it's out of our hands. Is El Gabbas still around not in the squad v Bradford?. Wilesy

7:04am Tue 31 Dec 13

The Spurs Farmer says...

Xx
Xx The Spurs Farmer

7:06am Tue 31 Dec 13

The Spurs Farmer says...

There is a very capable striker banging in the goals at table topping Luton called Paul Benson. He would fit in well at Swindon may be we should try and sign him!
There is a very capable striker banging in the goals at table topping Luton called Paul Benson. He would fit in well at Swindon may be we should try and sign him! The Spurs Farmer

7:24am Tue 31 Dec 13

ciclosporindorset says...

The Spurs Farmer wrote:
There is a very capable striker banging in the goals at table topping Luton called Paul Benson. He would fit in well at Swindon may be we should try and sign him!
Can we, I understood he is on season long loan and can't be, unless of course we bought him. Oh I forgot, we already did!
[quote][p][bold]The Spurs Farmer[/bold] wrote: There is a very capable striker banging in the goals at table topping Luton called Paul Benson. He would fit in well at Swindon may be we should try and sign him![/p][/quote]Can we, I understood he is on season long loan and can't be, unless of course we bought him. Oh I forgot, we already did! ciclosporindorset

8:30am Tue 31 Dec 13

jayden says...

The Spurs Farmer wrote:
There is a very capable striker banging in the goals at table topping Luton called Paul Benson. He would fit in well at Swindon may be we should try and sign him!
It is well known that Benson refused to take off his APP clause( And why should he) and a pay cut and was told he would only make the bench. This was on here as a headline .
[quote][p][bold]The Spurs Farmer[/bold] wrote: There is a very capable striker banging in the goals at table topping Luton called Paul Benson. He would fit in well at Swindon may be we should try and sign him![/p][/quote]It is well known that Benson refused to take off his APP clause( And why should he) and a pay cut and was told he would only make the bench. This was on here as a headline . jayden

9:12am Tue 31 Dec 13

castle9 says...

Thanks to Nicky for his time in a red shirt - I hope we get the chance to have him permanently - although that is not looking likely at this moment.
Thanks to Nicky for his time in a red shirt - I hope we get the chance to have him permanently - although that is not looking likely at this moment. castle9

9:15am Tue 31 Dec 13

super reds says...

1 thing I don't agree with is that if you get someone on a season long loan, the said player can be recalled by their parent club & sold on to another club, should be that the only club that can buy him is the 1 he's on loan to, seems a little unfair that we are putting in the work to get them playing 1st team football then someone else can just snatch them away , that's my opinion for what it's worth , which TBH is probably less than nothing
1 thing I don't agree with is that if you get someone on a season long loan, the said player can be recalled by their parent club & sold on to another club, should be that the only club that can buy him is the 1 he's on loan to, seems a little unfair that we are putting in the work to get them playing 1st team football then someone else can just snatch them away , that's my opinion for what it's worth , which TBH is probably less than nothing super reds

9:42am Tue 31 Dec 13

Oi Den! says...

super reds wrote:
1 thing I don't agree with is that if you get someone on a season long loan, the said player can be recalled by their parent club & sold on to another club, should be that the only club that can buy him is the 1 he's on loan to, seems a little unfair that we are putting in the work to get them playing 1st team football then someone else can just snatch them away , that's my opinion for what it's worth , which TBH is probably less than nothing
But what if the parent club wants/needs to sell and the loanee club can't afford to buy?

If you rely heavily on loan players there will always be a lack of continuity. IMO the system is all wrong. Clubs are allowed far too many loans.

I suspect fredi will be right again and we'll see a few Liverpool players coming in. Maybe they'll be good enough to do a job for us. But the loan cycle has to end some time if we're going to build a team with its own identity.
[quote][p][bold]super reds[/bold] wrote: 1 thing I don't agree with is that if you get someone on a season long loan, the said player can be recalled by their parent club & sold on to another club, should be that the only club that can buy him is the 1 he's on loan to, seems a little unfair that we are putting in the work to get them playing 1st team football then someone else can just snatch them away , that's my opinion for what it's worth , which TBH is probably less than nothing[/p][/quote]But what if the parent club wants/needs to sell and the loanee club can't afford to buy? If you rely heavily on loan players there will always be a lack of continuity. IMO the system is all wrong. Clubs are allowed far too many loans. I suspect fredi will be right again and we'll see a few Liverpool players coming in. Maybe they'll be good enough to do a job for us. But the loan cycle has to end some time if we're going to build a team with its own identity. Oi Den!

9:46am Tue 31 Dec 13

badger58 says...

IMO the deal is unless Thomas comes our way you dont get Wes , still we keep on going COYR !
IMO the deal is unless Thomas comes our way you dont get Wes , still we keep on going COYR ! badger58

9:47am Tue 31 Dec 13

Oi Den! says...

PS I welcome this move to sign another player of our own but can't say I recall seeing Thomas play so can't really comment on him.
PS I welcome this move to sign another player of our own but can't say I recall seeing Thomas play so can't really comment on him. Oi Den!

9:47am Tue 31 Dec 13

sagadude says...

It is possibly looking like Thomas for £200K being debited off the fee for Fodders.

Maybe Madden and the Kidderminster defender coming in. Posh are looking at using Ajose for their run in.

Just speculation :-)
It is possibly looking like Thomas for £200K being debited off the fee for Fodders. Maybe Madden and the Kidderminster defender coming in. Posh are looking at using Ajose for their run in. Just speculation :-) sagadude

10:20am Tue 31 Dec 13

louiscassius says...

super reds wrote:
1 thing I don't agree with is that if you get someone on a season long loan, the said player can be recalled by their parent club & sold on to another club, should be that the only club that can buy him is the 1 he's on loan to, seems a little unfair that we are putting in the work to get them playing 1st team football then someone else can just snatch them away , that's my opinion for what it's worth , which TBH is probably less than nothing
I agree, just look now at Chris Martin :-)))
[quote][p][bold]super reds[/bold] wrote: 1 thing I don't agree with is that if you get someone on a season long loan, the said player can be recalled by their parent club & sold on to another club, should be that the only club that can buy him is the 1 he's on loan to, seems a little unfair that we are putting in the work to get them playing 1st team football then someone else can just snatch them away , that's my opinion for what it's worth , which TBH is probably less than nothing[/p][/quote]I agree, just look now at Chris Martin :-))) louiscassius

10:23am Tue 31 Dec 13

hertz says...

Nicky Ajose could not play against Posh in paint pot but guess he can play against us in the area final .
Nicky Ajose could not play against Posh in paint pot but guess he can play against us in the area final . hertz

11:10am Tue 31 Dec 13

Wilesy says...

hertz wrote:
Nicky Ajose could not play against Posh in paint pot but guess he can play against us in the area final .
He will be cup tied now can't play for Posh.

I reckon we may not have seen the last of Ajose at Swindon though we may have to wait til the summer and may depend on Posh getting promoted. Just a feeling nothing more.
[quote][p][bold]hertz[/bold] wrote: Nicky Ajose could not play against Posh in paint pot but guess he can play against us in the area final .[/p][/quote]He will be cup tied now can't play for Posh. I reckon we may not have seen the last of Ajose at Swindon though we may have to wait til the summer and may depend on Posh getting promoted. Just a feeling nothing more. Wilesy

11:14am Tue 31 Dec 13

MarksDad says...

hertz wrote:
Nicky Ajose could not play against Posh in paint pot but guess he can play against us in the area final .
Won't he be cup-tied?
[quote][p][bold]hertz[/bold] wrote: Nicky Ajose could not play against Posh in paint pot but guess he can play against us in the area final .[/p][/quote]Won't he be cup-tied? MarksDad

11:46am Tue 31 Dec 13

Cleuso says...

Wilesy wrote:
So Ranger, Ajose and if we believe what we read Pritchard and Wes probably off too.

A great opportunity for Wes Thomas I would say to get some regular football. Also would be nice to see Storey feature and grab his chance too.

Guess that's the problem with loans - if they play well they can be recalled or catch attention for a sale and it's out of our hands. Is El Gabbas still around not in the squad v Bradford?.
UM........... expect Eddie Howe is really scratching his head at the moment.... "Lee Camp has been brilliant for us in goal and brings continuity, and is out of contract on 1st January and can get him for just for the cost of just a contract.... then some Swindon fans offer to sell me and tell me to buy Wes Foderingham for an "arm and a leg fee" plus the cost of the contract .... hmmm"...............
....what shall I do ??? Decisions decisions decisions..maybe I'll let down those Swindon fans, thank them for their offer, but give them a little sweetner in the shape of Wes Thomas to make way for financing Lee's contract... which way will it go ............ guess we will just have to wait and see.... :)
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: So Ranger, Ajose and if we believe what we read Pritchard and Wes probably off too. A great opportunity for Wes Thomas I would say to get some regular football. Also would be nice to see Storey feature and grab his chance too. Guess that's the problem with loans - if they play well they can be recalled or catch attention for a sale and it's out of our hands. Is El Gabbas still around not in the squad v Bradford?.[/p][/quote]UM........... expect Eddie Howe is really scratching his head at the moment.... "Lee Camp has been brilliant for us in goal and brings continuity, and is out of contract on 1st January and can get him for just for the cost of just a contract.... then some Swindon fans offer to sell me and tell me to buy Wes Foderingham for an "arm and a leg fee" plus the cost of the contract .... hmmm"............... ....what shall I do ??? Decisions decisions decisions..maybe I'll let down those Swindon fans, thank them for their offer, but give them a little sweetner in the shape of Wes Thomas to make way for financing Lee's contract... which way will it go ............ guess we will just have to wait and see.... :) Cleuso

12:56pm Tue 31 Dec 13

mark.s says...

Bournemouth fan here. We want Camp, he's been great. But his wage demands are sky high. IF we can meet in the middle, then we'll sign Camp definitely, but we'll see what Camp is prepared to cut down to. If we don't sign Camp, we need to look at our other targets, which Foderingham is most definitely one.

But Wes Thomas needs to move on regardless of what we do about a keeper. Thomas isn't good enough for this level, and on the odd appearance he does make he isn't interested. After a purple patch when he first signed him, he's not cut it and a fresh start is certainly what he needs.

Swindon could provide that fresh start, getting this big earner off our books. On that note, does your board know his wage? Anyway in return Swindon get a striker fairly proven to be good in League One, with some pace and power about him, who when in the mood can win games on his own. Swindon also fits the player's preferred location, being southern and within reach of London.

It could work out well for all parties.

To be honest, we should have snapped your hands off for the £125k you bid in August. I think the only reason we didn't, was that we were light in that department and were trying to sign a striker ourselves, and didn't want to let Thomas go until we had one.
Bournemouth fan here. We want Camp, he's been great. But his wage demands are sky high. IF we can meet in the middle, then we'll sign Camp definitely, but we'll see what Camp is prepared to cut down to. If we don't sign Camp, we need to look at our other targets, which Foderingham is most definitely one. But Wes Thomas needs to move on regardless of what we do about a keeper. Thomas isn't good enough for this level, and on the odd appearance he does make he isn't interested. After a purple patch when he first signed him, he's not cut it and a fresh start is certainly what he needs. Swindon could provide that fresh start, getting this big earner off our books. On that note, does your board know his wage? Anyway in return Swindon get a striker fairly proven to be good in League One, with some pace and power about him, who when in the mood can win games on his own. Swindon also fits the player's preferred location, being southern and within reach of London. It could work out well for all parties. To be honest, we should have snapped your hands off for the £125k you bid in August. I think the only reason we didn't, was that we were light in that department and were trying to sign a striker ourselves, and didn't want to let Thomas go until we had one. mark.s

2:42pm Tue 31 Dec 13

candlestrobe says...

Thanks (and welcome) Mark, your time & thoughts are appreciated.
Thanks (and welcome) Mark, your time & thoughts are appreciated. candlestrobe

4:19pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Since 1950 says...

Cash plus player deal for Folders then.
Cash plus player deal for Folders then. Since 1950

6:04pm Tue 31 Dec 13

sagadude says...

mark.s wrote:
Bournemouth fan here. We want Camp, he's been great. But his wage demands are sky high. IF we can meet in the middle, then we'll sign Camp definitely, but we'll see what Camp is prepared to cut down to. If we don't sign Camp, we need to look at our other targets, which Foderingham is most definitely one.

But Wes Thomas needs to move on regardless of what we do about a keeper. Thomas isn't good enough for this level, and on the odd appearance he does make he isn't interested. After a purple patch when he first signed him, he's not cut it and a fresh start is certainly what he needs.

Swindon could provide that fresh start, getting this big earner off our books. On that note, does your board know his wage? Anyway in return Swindon get a striker fairly proven to be good in League One, with some pace and power about him, who when in the mood can win games on his own. Swindon also fits the player's preferred location, being southern and within reach of London.

It could work out well for all parties.

To be honest, we should have snapped your hands off for the £125k you bid in August. I think the only reason we didn't, was that we were light in that department and were trying to sign a striker ourselves, and didn't want to let Thomas go until we had one.
I like the look of Thomas, would be a great acquisition for us.

I see Ritchie is earning his crust now :-)
[quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth fan here. We want Camp, he's been great. But his wage demands are sky high. IF we can meet in the middle, then we'll sign Camp definitely, but we'll see what Camp is prepared to cut down to. If we don't sign Camp, we need to look at our other targets, which Foderingham is most definitely one. But Wes Thomas needs to move on regardless of what we do about a keeper. Thomas isn't good enough for this level, and on the odd appearance he does make he isn't interested. After a purple patch when he first signed him, he's not cut it and a fresh start is certainly what he needs. Swindon could provide that fresh start, getting this big earner off our books. On that note, does your board know his wage? Anyway in return Swindon get a striker fairly proven to be good in League One, with some pace and power about him, who when in the mood can win games on his own. Swindon also fits the player's preferred location, being southern and within reach of London. It could work out well for all parties. To be honest, we should have snapped your hands off for the £125k you bid in August. I think the only reason we didn't, was that we were light in that department and were trying to sign a striker ourselves, and didn't want to let Thomas go until we had one.[/p][/quote]I like the look of Thomas, would be a great acquisition for us. I see Ritchie is earning his crust now :-) sagadude

6:05pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Di kanny oh says...

Would not mind Paddy Madden scares the life out of defenses and loved the way he runs all day a bit like Ajose and a fit lad. Scored for fun last season for Yeovil and very talented player would love him here. Still need that big target man though and will certainly miss Ranger even though he wont miss us. Wes Thomas would be great at this level and the step up he obviously found too hard and some players are better at lower level. Shame about Ajose 10goals in 21 games is fantastic and he is one fit player and runs all day long. I thought the Kidderminster defender we wanted got sent off the other day and they lost 6-0.
Would not mind Paddy Madden scares the life out of defenses and loved the way he runs all day a bit like Ajose and a fit lad. Scored for fun last season for Yeovil and very talented player would love him here. Still need that big target man though and will certainly miss Ranger even though he wont miss us. Wes Thomas would be great at this level and the step up he obviously found too hard and some players are better at lower level. Shame about Ajose 10goals in 21 games is fantastic and he is one fit player and runs all day long. I thought the Kidderminster defender we wanted got sent off the other day and they lost 6-0. Di kanny oh

8:03pm Tue 31 Dec 13

super reds says...

Oi Den! wrote:
super reds wrote:
1 thing I don't agree with is that if you get someone on a season long loan, the said player can be recalled by their parent club & sold on to another club, should be that the only club that can buy him is the 1 he's on loan to, seems a little unfair that we are putting in the work to get them playing 1st team football then someone else can just snatch them away , that's my opinion for what it's worth , which TBH is probably less than nothing
But what if the parent club wants/needs to sell and the loanee club can't afford to buy?

If you rely heavily on loan players there will always be a lack of continuity. IMO the system is all wrong. Clubs are allowed far too many loans.

I suspect fredi will be right again and we'll see a few Liverpool players coming in. Maybe they'll be good enough to do a job for us. But the loan cycle has to end some time if we're going to build a team with its own identity.
The only reason a parent club wants to sell is because they've seen how well the player is doing (Alex Pritchard is a prime example), we were given him on a season long loan so that should be that, I do agree that teams shouldn't rely on loans but then again, where would we be now if we never had them, struggling big style I suspect. Don't see Spurs wanting to flog off Hall, do we , Posh only want Ajose back cos he's now scoring goals ( I know he was only on 3 month loan). At the end of the day my opinion is if it's a season long deal that should be what it is.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]super reds[/bold] wrote: 1 thing I don't agree with is that if you get someone on a season long loan, the said player can be recalled by their parent club & sold on to another club, should be that the only club that can buy him is the 1 he's on loan to, seems a little unfair that we are putting in the work to get them playing 1st team football then someone else can just snatch them away , that's my opinion for what it's worth , which TBH is probably less than nothing[/p][/quote]But what if the parent club wants/needs to sell and the loanee club can't afford to buy? If you rely heavily on loan players there will always be a lack of continuity. IMO the system is all wrong. Clubs are allowed far too many loans. I suspect fredi will be right again and we'll see a few Liverpool players coming in. Maybe they'll be good enough to do a job for us. But the loan cycle has to end some time if we're going to build a team with its own identity.[/p][/quote]The only reason a parent club wants to sell is because they've seen how well the player is doing (Alex Pritchard is a prime example), we were given him on a season long loan so that should be that, I do agree that teams shouldn't rely on loans but then again, where would we be now if we never had them, struggling big style I suspect. Don't see Spurs wanting to flog off Hall, do we , Posh only want Ajose back cos he's now scoring goals ( I know he was only on 3 month loan). At the end of the day my opinion is if it's a season long deal that should be what it is. super reds

5:30am Wed 1 Jan 14

Angolan Red says...

Loan means loan the clue is in the name, and Benson is what we are lacking , upwards and onwards
Loan means loan the clue is in the name, and Benson is what we are lacking , upwards and onwards Angolan Red

10:52am Wed 1 Jan 14

harley red says...

He's a real donkey. Don't rate him at all had a phone call from a mate who watches Bournemouth , he says he would drive him to Swindon to make sure he got here , and also says the money that Swindon are offering ism silly money .
He's a real donkey. Don't rate him at all had a phone call from a mate who watches Bournemouth , he says he would drive him to Swindon to make sure he got here , and also says the money that Swindon are offering ism silly money . harley red

1:42pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Steve. Brentford says...

harley red wrote:
He's a real donkey. Don't rate him at all had a phone call from a mate who watches Bournemouth , he says he would drive him to Swindon to make sure he got here , and also says the money that Swindon are offering ism silly money .
Surprise surprise you have nothing good to say, he may be a Donkey but you are closely related = ****.
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: He's a real donkey. Don't rate him at all had a phone call from a mate who watches Bournemouth , he says he would drive him to Swindon to make sure he got here , and also says the money that Swindon are offering ism silly money .[/p][/quote]Surprise surprise you have nothing good to say, he may be a Donkey but you are closely related = ****. Steve. Brentford

4:37pm Wed 1 Jan 14

umpcah says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
harley red wrote:
He's a real donkey. Don't rate him at all had a phone call from a mate who watches Bournemouth , he says he would drive him to Swindon to make sure he got here , and also says the money that Swindon are offering ism silly money .
Surprise surprise you have nothing good to say, he may be a Donkey but you are closely related = ****.
Nice one Steve ! Happy New Year to you by the way.
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: He's a real donkey. Don't rate him at all had a phone call from a mate who watches Bournemouth , he says he would drive him to Swindon to make sure he got here , and also says the money that Swindon are offering ism silly money .[/p][/quote]Surprise surprise you have nothing good to say, he may be a Donkey but you are closely related = ****.[/p][/quote]Nice one Steve ! Happy New Year to you by the way. umpcah

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