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SWINDON TOWN: Supporters' Trust release statement regarding ongoing ownership saga at Swindon Town

Swindon Advertiser: Trust STFC have released a statement regarding the ongoing ownership saga at Swindon Town Trust STFC have released a statement regarding the ongoing ownership saga at Swindon Town

TRUST STFC have released a statement urging the respective parties involved in legal disputes regarding the ownership of the club to resolve their differences as quickly as possible.

The Trust says that the issues arising from the battle between Lee Power and Swinton Reds 20 Ltd and Jed McCrory and Seebeck 87 Ltd are, in their view, "deeply damaging both to the morale of all the staff of the club and its supporters, and to its reputation locally and nationally".

They also ask that the supporters of the club are not "alienated" by current proceedings.

The statement reads: "For the past fifteen months Swindon Town FC has seemingly been living under a cloud of instability and uncertainty in the boardroom. For the most part, supporters are mystified and disappointed by the continuing struggles now being fought in the courts.

"In the circumstances, our first wish is to applaud and thank the manager, coaches and players for a remarkably enjoyable and successful season.

"However, we are concerned for the club as a whole, and expect success on the pitch to be reflected in stability, integrity and transparency in the running of the club.

"Therefore, as representatives of the body of Swindon supporters across the region, the Trust invites all the protaganists in the current court case to:

"a) remember their primary responsibility to all the employees of Swindon Town FC, and especially to members of the playing staff whose future employment with the club is due to be decided now; and to ensure that such decisions are able to be made properly and promptly.

"b) ensure that the club is able to move forward with its summer programme of strengthening the team for the new season.

"c) move rapidly to reassure supporters that there is a stable and secure future for the club, and that the directors of the club will develop an honest and transparent relationship with the fan base which respects their unique role in the life of the club.

"d) bring an end to the current legal dispute quickly in a way which will enable the progress on the football pitch this season to be enhanced in the coming year and beyond, and without further damage to the strained financial state of the club.

"At the same time, we wish to make clear that we understand the complexities of running a modern-day football club, especially in the light of the need to enforce a radically new financial model. That the team has achieved so much on the pitch in the first season under such constraints reflects positively on all concerned.

"However, the disputes 'behind the scenes' which have led to the current court case are, in our view, deeply damaging both to the morale of all the staff of the club and its supporters, and to its reputation locally and nationally. The supporters of Swindon Town, as of any club, are its lifeblood. To alienate the supporters is to risk destroying the very business that is being fought over."

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11:57am Fri 2 May 14

Another view says...

Hear hear.
Even if we could not sign any new faces for next season, the fact that the kids and Mark Cooper have a full season under their belts would surely give us a real platform for a promotion push next time round - so long as the boardroom problems don't scare too many off them off.
Hear hear. Even if we could not sign any new faces for next season, the fact that the kids and Mark Cooper have a full season under their belts would surely give us a real platform for a promotion push next time round - so long as the boardroom problems don't scare too many off them off. Another view
  • Score: 10

12:04pm Fri 2 May 14

STFC_Poznan says...

Again we have to rely on the Trust to get feedback about the court case. Why can't the Club make a statement online?

Well done to the Trust for pushing the club for answers as we supporters don't mean anything nowadays!! We only contribute to season tickets, Football shirts etc and help pump money into the club.

As for Jed Mccory......GET LOST!!
Again we have to rely on the Trust to get feedback about the court case. Why can't the Club make a statement online? Well done to the Trust for pushing the club for answers as we supporters don't mean anything nowadays!! We only contribute to season tickets, Football shirts etc and help pump money into the club. As for Jed Mccory......GET LOST!! STFC_Poznan
  • Score: 25

12:31pm Fri 2 May 14

STFC_Poznan says...

STFC_Poznan wrote:
Again we have to rely on the Trust to get feedback about the court case. Why can't the Club make a statement online? Well done to the Trust for pushing the club for answers as we supporters don't mean anything nowadays!! We only contribute to season tickets, Football shirts etc and help pump money into the club. As for Jed Mccory......GET LOST!!
Interestingly enough look at Jed Mccorys Linkedin account....

http://www.linkedin.
com/pub/jed-mccrory/
17/599/534

Current: Swindon Town

Jed, if your listening.....remove that to PAST!!!!
[quote][p][bold]STFC_Poznan[/bold] wrote: Again we have to rely on the Trust to get feedback about the court case. Why can't the Club make a statement online? Well done to the Trust for pushing the club for answers as we supporters don't mean anything nowadays!! We only contribute to season tickets, Football shirts etc and help pump money into the club. As for Jed Mccory......GET LOST!![/p][/quote]Interestingly enough look at Jed Mccorys Linkedin account.... http://www.linkedin. com/pub/jed-mccrory/ 17/599/534 Current: Swindon Town Jed, if your listening.....remove that to PAST!!!! STFC_Poznan
  • Score: 10

12:42pm Fri 2 May 14

port de soller says...

Good to hear something,yet with all the will in world these cowboys are out for cash.
No doubt the FL will poke around and who know`s come August STFC may not be trading.
Is a sad sad situation and as many have said the Fans need to know why this is happening to our club.
STFC are well supported and to be blunt without the Fans LP/seebeck have nothing perhaps they should dwell on that
Good to hear something,yet with all the will in world these cowboys are out for cash. No doubt the FL will poke around and who know`s come August STFC may not be trading. Is a sad sad situation and as many have said the Fans need to know why this is happening to our club. STFC are well supported and to be blunt without the Fans LP/seebeck have nothing perhaps they should dwell on that port de soller
  • Score: 4

12:55pm Fri 2 May 14

redbythesea says...

Now that the most influential body of all, Truststfc has spoken, I'm sure the two parties will both realise the error of their ways, and immediately shake hands and reach a satisfactory resolution. The club afterall, has so much to thank the trust for. Firstly, they were influential in securing the ground as a community asset. Secondly they ............. hang on, there must be something else ................. let me go away and think for a while.
Now that the most influential body of all, Truststfc has spoken, I'm sure the two parties will both realise the error of their ways, and immediately shake hands and reach a satisfactory resolution. The club afterall, has so much to thank the trust for. Firstly, they were influential in securing the ground as a community asset. Secondly they ............. hang on, there must be something else ................. let me go away and think for a while. redbythesea
  • Score: -17

12:58pm Fri 2 May 14

6degreessouth says...

Great to see the "TRUST" making a statement. I for one would like a bit more info from the club, however I understand that there must be constraints on what they can say at this time.

If anyone sees Jed or his associates could you please do me a big favor and give them a mouthful from me.

Jed you are not welcome at our beloved club and you know it so please walk away and stop being a greedy little w4anker.

Keep the faith, keep smiling and most importantly keep supporting.

Wishing all Town fans a wonderful bank holiday weekend. 3 points please.
Great to see the "TRUST" making a statement. I for one would like a bit more info from the club, however I understand that there must be constraints on what they can say at this time. If anyone sees Jed or his associates could you please do me a big favor and give them a mouthful from me. Jed you are not welcome at our beloved club and you know it so please walk away and stop being a greedy little w4anker. Keep the faith, keep smiling and most importantly keep supporting. Wishing all Town fans a wonderful bank holiday weekend. 3 points please. 6degreessouth
  • Score: 9

1:27pm Fri 2 May 14

lifelong red says...

Excellent plea from the trust, good to hear from them , but I'm sure Lee is well aware of all of this, and is doing his utmost in getting this issue resolved A.S.A.P , on the other hand I don't think Jed cares a hoot, as long as he can extract what he can from the club money wise.
Excellent plea from the trust, good to hear from them , but I'm sure Lee is well aware of all of this, and is doing his utmost in getting this issue resolved A.S.A.P , on the other hand I don't think Jed cares a hoot, as long as he can extract what he can from the club money wise. lifelong red
  • Score: 4

1:47pm Fri 2 May 14

Davethered says...

Just can't believe they're allowed to play around with a football club, that in the end belongs to the town of Swindon. Be Very Vocal tomorrow and kick these money grabbing 4ssoles right out of town , we don't need them or their idiotic hanger on's around Swindon. You've had enough out of our club, now go away and ruin your next victims.
Just can't believe they're allowed to play around with a football club, that in the end belongs to the town of Swindon. Be Very Vocal tomorrow and kick these money grabbing 4ssoles right out of town , we don't need them or their idiotic hanger on's around Swindon. You've had enough out of our club, now go away and ruin your next victims. Davethered
  • Score: 4

1:52pm Fri 2 May 14

old town robin says...

lifelong red wrote:
Excellent plea from the trust, good to hear from them , but I'm sure Lee is well aware of all of this, and is doing his utmost in getting this issue resolved A.S.A.P , on the other hand I don't think Jed cares a hoot, as long as he can extract what he can from the club money wise.
Agree with you a nice gesture from the trust, but unfortunately they have zero clout in what happens in the board room and it will fall on deaf ears as far as the owners are concerned.
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Excellent plea from the trust, good to hear from them , but I'm sure Lee is well aware of all of this, and is doing his utmost in getting this issue resolved A.S.A.P , on the other hand I don't think Jed cares a hoot, as long as he can extract what he can from the club money wise.[/p][/quote]Agree with you a nice gesture from the trust, but unfortunately they have zero clout in what happens in the board room and it will fall on deaf ears as far as the owners are concerned. old town robin
  • Score: 2

2:06pm Fri 2 May 14

uruguay whitey the red says...

if these 2 big time wannabee villains Lee Power and Jed the peghead want to square up then let me suggest on the pitch after the game Saturday,could sell tickets and bring more cash into the club that either one could siphon away!!
pair of dickheads!!
if these 2 big time wannabee villains Lee Power and Jed the peghead want to square up then let me suggest on the pitch after the game Saturday,could sell tickets and bring more cash into the club that either one could siphon away!! pair of dickheads!! uruguay whitey the red
  • Score: 1

2:14pm Fri 2 May 14

the don69 says...

uruguay whitey the red wrote:
if these 2 big time wannabee villains Lee Power and Jed the peghead want to square up then let me suggest on the pitch after the game Saturday,could sell tickets and bring more cash into the club that either one could siphon away!!
pair of dickheads!!
Good idea! and may I suggest it's bare knuckle with no rules!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]uruguay whitey the red[/bold] wrote: if these 2 big time wannabee villains Lee Power and Jed the peghead want to square up then let me suggest on the pitch after the game Saturday,could sell tickets and bring more cash into the club that either one could siphon away!! pair of dickheads!![/p][/quote]Good idea! and may I suggest it's bare knuckle with no rules!!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 1

2:16pm Fri 2 May 14

6degreessouth says...

uruguay whitey the red wrote:
if these 2 big time wannabee villains Lee Power and Jed the peghead want to square up then let me suggest on the pitch after the game Saturday,could sell tickets and bring more cash into the club that either one could siphon away!!
pair of dickheads!!
UWTR I think that is a little out of order, there is only one **** involved in this fiasco and its not Mr. Power. Jed put in 1 pound and creamed off whatever he could at least Mr.Power has actually put money in to our club. None of us really know what the issue is regarding ownership and only time will tell, however I for one will stand by Mr. Power and not that horrid little w4nker Jed.
[quote][p][bold]uruguay whitey the red[/bold] wrote: if these 2 big time wannabee villains Lee Power and Jed the peghead want to square up then let me suggest on the pitch after the game Saturday,could sell tickets and bring more cash into the club that either one could siphon away!! pair of dickheads!![/p][/quote]UWTR I think that is a little out of order, there is only one **** involved in this fiasco and its not Mr. Power. Jed put in 1 pound and creamed off whatever he could at least Mr.Power has actually put money in to our club. None of us really know what the issue is regarding ownership and only time will tell, however I for one will stand by Mr. Power and not that horrid little w4nker Jed. 6degreessouth
  • Score: 9

2:19pm Fri 2 May 14

lifelong red says...

old town robin wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
Excellent plea from the trust, good to hear from them , but I'm sure Lee is well aware of all of this, and is doing his utmost in getting this issue resolved A.S.A.P , on the other hand I don't think Jed cares a hoot, as long as he can extract what he can from the club money wise.
Agree with you a nice gesture from the trust, but unfortunately they have zero clout in what happens in the board room and it will fall on deaf ears as far as the owners are concerned.
Sadly yes , I agree , but I have always believed that Power is in this more for the right reasons than Jed.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Excellent plea from the trust, good to hear from them , but I'm sure Lee is well aware of all of this, and is doing his utmost in getting this issue resolved A.S.A.P , on the other hand I don't think Jed cares a hoot, as long as he can extract what he can from the club money wise.[/p][/quote]Agree with you a nice gesture from the trust, but unfortunately they have zero clout in what happens in the board room and it will fall on deaf ears as far as the owners are concerned.[/p][/quote]Sadly yes , I agree , but I have always believed that Power is in this more for the right reasons than Jed. lifelong red
  • Score: 3

2:35pm Fri 2 May 14

harley red says...

These 2 idiots Lee and Jed should F@@K off neither has been any good for the club or the supporters they have no money and both have suspect history , they only want to cream off as much money as they can then leave us in the crap with the FA sure to get involved .
These 2 idiots Lee and Jed should F@@K off neither has been any good for the club or the supporters they have no money and both have suspect history , they only want to cream off as much money as they can then leave us in the crap with the FA sure to get involved . harley red
  • Score: -16

3:05pm Fri 2 May 14

6degreessouth says...

HR What happens to our club when they all F@@K off? Who will come in with a pile of money!!
HR What happens to our club when they all F@@K off? Who will come in with a pile of money!! 6degreessouth
  • Score: 10

3:06pm Fri 2 May 14

LeGod says...

Quite rightly the supporters trust has asked to know what is going on and shouldn't have to ask as the club should have issued a statement to at least give us some insight into Jed and his bunch of crooks and what they are up to which is obviously to get money out of the club.
What does my head in is some of these premier league fans ie Newcastle -West Ham moaning about their managers and planning protests well those fans want to get real and find out what life is like as a small club and all the c*** we have to put up with and the fans of this club have probably had more than any other in the country.
I don't blame Power as i'm right behind him but I can see this causing us a serious issue which is exactly what Jed wants.
I think Jed would be very unwise to show his ugly mug any where near the ground with all the hatred this is stirring up.
I remember seeing him at the play off game at Brentford last season trying to make out he was a man of the people well what a real S*** this guy is.
He is probably loving all this and reads this regularly and taking the P*** out of us.
As they say what goes around -comes around and Jed your day will come hopefully sooner rather than later.
Quite rightly the supporters trust has asked to know what is going on and shouldn't have to ask as the club should have issued a statement to at least give us some insight into Jed and his bunch of crooks and what they are up to which is obviously to get money out of the club. What does my head in is some of these premier league fans ie Newcastle -West Ham moaning about their managers and planning protests well those fans want to get real and find out what life is like as a small club and all the c*** we have to put up with and the fans of this club have probably had more than any other in the country. I don't blame Power as i'm right behind him but I can see this causing us a serious issue which is exactly what Jed wants. I think Jed would be very unwise to show his ugly mug any where near the ground with all the hatred this is stirring up. I remember seeing him at the play off game at Brentford last season trying to make out he was a man of the people well what a real S*** this guy is. He is probably loving all this and reads this regularly and taking the P*** out of us. As they say what goes around -comes around and Jed your day will come hopefully sooner rather than later. LeGod
  • Score: 7

3:09pm Fri 2 May 14

6degreessouth says...

LeGod wrote:
Quite rightly the supporters trust has asked to know what is going on and shouldn't have to ask as the club should have issued a statement to at least give us some insight into Jed and his bunch of crooks and what they are up to which is obviously to get money out of the club.
What does my head in is some of these premier league fans ie Newcastle -West Ham moaning about their managers and planning protests well those fans want to get real and find out what life is like as a small club and all the c*** we have to put up with and the fans of this club have probably had more than any other in the country.
I don't blame Power as i'm right behind him but I can see this causing us a serious issue which is exactly what Jed wants.
I think Jed would be very unwise to show his ugly mug any where near the ground with all the hatred this is stirring up.
I remember seeing him at the play off game at Brentford last season trying to make out he was a man of the people well what a real S*** this guy is.
He is probably loving all this and reads this regularly and taking the P*** out of us.
As they say what goes around -comes around and Jed your day will come hopefully sooner rather than later.
Spot on LG.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Quite rightly the supporters trust has asked to know what is going on and shouldn't have to ask as the club should have issued a statement to at least give us some insight into Jed and his bunch of crooks and what they are up to which is obviously to get money out of the club. What does my head in is some of these premier league fans ie Newcastle -West Ham moaning about their managers and planning protests well those fans want to get real and find out what life is like as a small club and all the c*** we have to put up with and the fans of this club have probably had more than any other in the country. I don't blame Power as i'm right behind him but I can see this causing us a serious issue which is exactly what Jed wants. I think Jed would be very unwise to show his ugly mug any where near the ground with all the hatred this is stirring up. I remember seeing him at the play off game at Brentford last season trying to make out he was a man of the people well what a real S*** this guy is. He is probably loving all this and reads this regularly and taking the P*** out of us. As they say what goes around -comes around and Jed your day will come hopefully sooner rather than later.[/p][/quote]Spot on LG. 6degreessouth
  • Score: 2

3:57pm Fri 2 May 14

lifelong red says...

OTR .... you mention about the Trust , and falling on deaf ears of the owners- interesting one this ,I mentioned something along these lines some time ago , but got no response - so here's the question- should we or could we have some kind of representation on the board, be it the trust or whoever , maybe one for debate at some point.
OTR .... you mention about the Trust , and falling on deaf ears of the owners- interesting one this ,I mentioned something along these lines some time ago , but got no response - so here's the question- should we or could we have some kind of representation on the board, be it the trust or whoever , maybe one for debate at some point. lifelong red
  • Score: 1

4:17pm Fri 2 May 14

Bata Boots 62/62 says...

Never a dull moment at STFC !!!!!!!
Never a dull moment at STFC !!!!!!! Bata Boots 62/62
  • Score: -2

4:33pm Fri 2 May 14

Brainy_G93 says...

It certainly puts a dampener on the season....and who knows what affect it'll have on next season and beyond.
It certainly puts a dampener on the season....and who knows what affect it'll have on next season and beyond. Brainy_G93
  • Score: 0

5:02pm Fri 2 May 14

smirg kcab says...

Jeds just text me, do I want 2 free complimentary tickets.
I guess its powers and shaas.
Jeds just text me, do I want 2 free complimentary tickets. I guess its powers and shaas. smirg kcab
  • Score: 1

5:11pm Fri 2 May 14

Robinonfire says...

All a bunch of cowboys.
All a bunch of cowboys. Robinonfire
  • Score: 1

5:29pm Fri 2 May 14

smirg kcab says...

6degreessouth wrote:
HR What happens to our club when they all F@@K off? Who will come in with a pile of money!!
Kingswood builders
[quote][p][bold]6degreessouth[/bold] wrote: HR What happens to our club when they all F@@K off? Who will come in with a pile of money!![/p][/quote]Kingswood builders smirg kcab
  • Score: -4

5:56pm Fri 2 May 14

outlaw2 says...

Suggest that the trust ought to be writing to the FA rather than just releasing a statement, and liaising with Power to back up his court appearances.
If Jed and his boys are what most people think - a bad lot - and Power is the way forward, then the trust have a duty to make representations to the FA and the Court in support of whatever Power is doing.
Suggest that the trust ought to be writing to the FA rather than just releasing a statement, and liaising with Power to back up his court appearances. If Jed and his boys are what most people think - a bad lot - and Power is the way forward, then the trust have a duty to make representations to the FA and the Court in support of whatever Power is doing. outlaw2
  • Score: -2

6:34pm Fri 2 May 14

Brainy_G93 says...

Club have issued statement saying Ranger sacked.
Club have issued statement saying Ranger sacked. Brainy_G93
  • Score: 0

7:16pm Fri 2 May 14

Di kanny oh says...

By By Ranger 5k a week off the pay roll. What a waste of talent and will never sort his head out as he thinks he is some sort of gangster one bad dude.
By By Ranger 5k a week off the pay roll. What a waste of talent and will never sort his head out as he thinks he is some sort of gangster one bad dude. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 3

7:18pm Fri 2 May 14

port de soller says...

this is becoming boring,STFC have not released any statement ref the court case.Maybe they cannot.
See Nile Ranger gas gone so that save 20K a month no doubt Jed is rubbing his fans.
I do hope tomorrow the Fans make it clear how they stand ,just maybe if some of the hard core would stop there DDR´s then we might hear something.
Power might not be at fault but I ask how can this wesal(jed and co) get his hands on more money???????
this is becoming boring,STFC have not released any statement ref the court case.Maybe they cannot. See Nile Ranger gas gone so that save 20K a month no doubt Jed is rubbing his fans. I do hope tomorrow the Fans make it clear how they stand ,just maybe if some of the hard core would stop there DDR´s then we might hear something. Power might not be at fault but I ask how can this wesal(jed and co) get his hands on more money??????? port de soller
  • Score: -3

7:36pm Fri 2 May 14

lifelong red says...

lifelong red wrote:
OTR .... you mention about the Trust , and falling on deaf ears of the owners- interesting one this ,I mentioned something along these lines some time ago , but got no response - so here's the question- should we or could we have some kind of representation on the board, be it the trust or whoever , maybe one for debate at some point.
3 minuses - ok- just a thought .
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: OTR .... you mention about the Trust , and falling on deaf ears of the owners- interesting one this ,I mentioned something along these lines some time ago , but got no response - so here's the question- should we or could we have some kind of representation on the board, be it the trust or whoever , maybe one for debate at some point.[/p][/quote]3 minuses - ok- just a thought . lifelong red
  • Score: 0

8:14pm Fri 2 May 14

Oldhamred says...

I have kept quiet regarding the Nile Ranger 'should he stay, should he go' debate because I wanted to see where the moral standing of the club was to be positioned.
It should be remembered that in the not too distant past we were regarded as the best 'family club' in our respective league.
Finally the club, or rather those that currently have decision making powers have reacted in a manner which is solely based on the 'right thing to do'.
I for one welcome this decision, but have to admit some sadness also.
Sad that we will not have a talent such as Nile play for us again, sad that we will be unable to realise a financial gain from Nile given the effort and number of chances we gave him when nobody else would, but mostly sad for Nile because this must surely be the end of what could have been a glittering career.
Please now Mr Power and Mr McCrory, sort your differences out as quickly as possible to allow our great club to move forward so we can once again be proud of our club.
I have kept quiet regarding the Nile Ranger 'should he stay, should he go' debate because I wanted to see where the moral standing of the club was to be positioned. It should be remembered that in the not too distant past we were regarded as the best 'family club' in our respective league. Finally the club, or rather those that currently have decision making powers have reacted in a manner which is solely based on the 'right thing to do'. I for one welcome this decision, but have to admit some sadness also. Sad that we will not have a talent such as Nile play for us again, sad that we will be unable to realise a financial gain from Nile given the effort and number of chances we gave him when nobody else would, but mostly sad for Nile because this must surely be the end of what could have been a glittering career. Please now Mr Power and Mr McCrory, sort your differences out as quickly as possible to allow our great club to move forward so we can once again be proud of our club. Oldhamred
  • Score: 13

9:18pm Fri 2 May 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Stay away Jed.
You are not wanted.
Stay away Jed. You are not wanted. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 5

9:19pm Fri 2 May 14

Wilesy says...

Oldhamred wrote:
I have kept quiet regarding the Nile Ranger 'should he stay, should he go' debate because I wanted to see where the moral standing of the club was to be positioned.
It should be remembered that in the not too distant past we were regarded as the best 'family club' in our respective league.
Finally the club, or rather those that currently have decision making powers have reacted in a manner which is solely based on the 'right thing to do'.
I for one welcome this decision, but have to admit some sadness also.
Sad that we will not have a talent such as Nile play for us again, sad that we will be unable to realise a financial gain from Nile given the effort and number of chances we gave him when nobody else would, but mostly sad for Nile because this must surely be the end of what could have been a glittering career.
Please now Mr Power and Mr McCrory, sort your differences out as quickly as possible to allow our great club to move forward so we can once again be proud of our club.
Sums it up perfectly, but I wouldn't bet against another club taking a chance.....

Shame for all concerned however the right decision has been made.

Hopefully the woman on the receiving end of the ferocious left hook is OK and realises the folly of getting involved with someone like Ranger, although she should clearly have pressed charges herself.
[quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: I have kept quiet regarding the Nile Ranger 'should he stay, should he go' debate because I wanted to see where the moral standing of the club was to be positioned. It should be remembered that in the not too distant past we were regarded as the best 'family club' in our respective league. Finally the club, or rather those that currently have decision making powers have reacted in a manner which is solely based on the 'right thing to do'. I for one welcome this decision, but have to admit some sadness also. Sad that we will not have a talent such as Nile play for us again, sad that we will be unable to realise a financial gain from Nile given the effort and number of chances we gave him when nobody else would, but mostly sad for Nile because this must surely be the end of what could have been a glittering career. Please now Mr Power and Mr McCrory, sort your differences out as quickly as possible to allow our great club to move forward so we can once again be proud of our club.[/p][/quote]Sums it up perfectly, but I wouldn't bet against another club taking a chance..... Shame for all concerned however the right decision has been made. Hopefully the woman on the receiving end of the ferocious left hook is OK and realises the folly of getting involved with someone like Ranger, although she should clearly have pressed charges herself. Wilesy
  • Score: 2

10:39pm Fri 2 May 14

london paolo says...

I'll have to confess to being one of those supporters who lost interest this season. Even though I'm not an insider or a fredi, I could see what Jedda was up to from the off, but got shouted down constantly by the blind camp followers and ostriches. Hopefully by now people have seen what this odious oik is out to get.

I don't think Swindon supporters care enough. How many people are members of the Trust? I bet the numbers are nothing compared to a club like Coventry or Portsmouth.

There are things that supporters can do. Lobby the Football League (but don't think for a moment that their 'Fit and Proper Person's Test' is anything of substance. It's a joke. A simple box-ticking exercise based on self- declaration). However there is no-one at the Football League really looking at anything and they are not custodians of good governance as supporters would wish them to be. Just look how they were fooled by Power 'showing' £1.2 million in the club's bank account for a few days and then withdrawing it straight after.

If they were bombarded with letters from supporters of one club, especially anyone with inside information, they might take a little bit more notice. Sadly though, these bureaucrats are happier to get involved when a club has already been raped by owners, and then kick the supporters when they are down, rather than take pre-emptive action before it gets to that state.

How otherwise can there be so many dodgy owners? The likes of the Venkys and Carson Yeung, Bates, Ridsdale, Terry Brown and many more - they all passed these 'tests' with flying colours.

Contact Companies House. Pressurise Companies House to take action against a company that does not file accounts, does not audit its books, does not hold shareholder general meetings. Get them to make the limited company perform like a limited company and fulfil its obligations.

Directors are meant to make decisions to the benefit of the company - not for themselves. I doubt if that has always been the case the past 18 months. Yet there is, supposedly, legislation in place at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to hold directors to account.

Of course, these organisations need to be provided with information on which to act, and even if they were, there's no guarantees they would bother. But there's little point in expecting Jedda, Power or the Trust to say or do anything that will make much difference. Supporters have to care enough to do something, and I get the impression not enough at Swindon do. They just want to watch a game of football in their town on a Saturday, and that's fair enough.

I've done my bit for the club down the years, I'm an old man, I live 80 miles away in London, and I have little spare time. If supporters in the town care about their club, they have to pursue the avenues that might make a difference.
I'll have to confess to being one of those supporters who lost interest this season. Even though I'm not an insider or a fredi, I could see what Jedda was up to from the off, but got shouted down constantly by the blind camp followers and ostriches. Hopefully by now people have seen what this odious oik is out to get. I don't think Swindon supporters care enough. How many people are members of the Trust? I bet the numbers are nothing compared to a club like Coventry or Portsmouth. There are things that supporters can do. Lobby the Football League (but don't think for a moment that their 'Fit and Proper Person's Test' is anything of substance. It's a joke. A simple box-ticking exercise based on self- declaration). However there is no-one at the Football League really looking at anything and they are not custodians of good governance as supporters would wish them to be. Just look how they were fooled by Power 'showing' £1.2 million in the club's bank account for a few days and then withdrawing it straight after. If they were bombarded with letters from supporters of one club, especially anyone with inside information, they might take a little bit more notice. Sadly though, these bureaucrats are happier to get involved when a club has already been raped by owners, and then kick the supporters when they are down, rather than take pre-emptive action before it gets to that state. How otherwise can there be so many dodgy owners? The likes of the Venkys and Carson Yeung, Bates, Ridsdale, Terry Brown and many more - they all passed these 'tests' with flying colours. Contact Companies House. Pressurise Companies House to take action against a company that does not file accounts, does not audit its books, does not hold shareholder general meetings. Get them to make the limited company perform like a limited company and fulfil its obligations. Directors are meant to make decisions to the benefit of the company - not for themselves. I doubt if that has always been the case the past 18 months. Yet there is, supposedly, legislation in place at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to hold directors to account. Of course, these organisations need to be provided with information on which to act, and even if they were, there's no guarantees they would bother. But there's little point in expecting Jedda, Power or the Trust to say or do anything that will make much difference. Supporters have to care enough to do something, and I get the impression not enough at Swindon do. They just want to watch a game of football in their town on a Saturday, and that's fair enough. I've done my bit for the club down the years, I'm an old man, I live 80 miles away in London, and I have little spare time. If supporters in the town care about their club, they have to pursue the avenues that might make a difference. london paolo
  • Score: 3

11:17pm Fri 2 May 14

the wizard says...

So Nile is gone, and about time,big shame that somebody should have that much talent and then waste it. I think Power was both brave and to a point foolhardy to sign him, BUT, we are a family club as somebody pointed out above and Niles behaviour has never really reflected that.

More to the point Jed still has his snout in the trough and extraction is going to be more painful and expensive than have your wisdom teeth pulled. In fairness to Power, I think Jed has abused him and Power has kept his dealings confidential and private and as much as possible away from the public eye, obviously with the hope of concluding things quietly as possible. A gent, as opposed to the circus ring leader. , who according to a guy in the Arkells lives out in that village by Luton called m-Uttertw@@t, while I couldn't comment on that other than to say, each to their own.
So Nile is gone, and about time,big shame that somebody should have that much talent and then waste it. I think Power was both brave and to a point foolhardy to sign him, BUT, we are a family club as somebody pointed out above and Niles behaviour has never really reflected that. More to the point Jed still has his snout in the trough and extraction is going to be more painful and expensive than have your wisdom teeth pulled. In fairness to Power, I think Jed has abused him and Power has kept his dealings confidential and private and as much as possible away from the public eye, obviously with the hope of concluding things quietly as possible. A gent, as opposed to the circus ring leader. , who according to a guy in the Arkells lives out in that village by Luton called m-Uttertw@@t, while I couldn't comment on that other than to say, each to their own. the wizard
  • Score: 0

11:26pm Fri 2 May 14

Chish and Fips says...

I for one was hoping and prepared to give Jed and his cronies the benefit of the doubt but it does seem now with the tit bits of information alledgely they are out to fleece the club or / and bring it to its knees with their desire for money.
If this is the case , what comes around goes around and I hope they suffer for it.

Sorry Grim according to you I am not allowed to comment because I dont go out the CG / SN1 enough ... oh well who made you site monitor anyway :0)
I for one was hoping and prepared to give Jed and his cronies the benefit of the doubt but it does seem now with the tit bits of information alledgely they are out to fleece the club or / and bring it to its knees with their desire for money. If this is the case , what comes around goes around and I hope they suffer for it. Sorry Grim according to you I am not allowed to comment because I dont go out the CG / SN1 enough ... oh well who made you site monitor anyway :0) Chish and Fips
  • Score: 1

12:25am Sat 3 May 14

Chish and Fips says...

As regards Nile we only got him really because of his attitude off of the field with his private life and self inflicted problems.
If his mindset was right he could be a top class player with a Premier / Championship side, but as it stands he is a loose cannon and it appears has some kind of problem with society and how to behave.
Hope he can sort himself out, if only for his families sake, but for us at STFC too much a liability and best left alone.
As regards Nile we only got him really because of his attitude off of the field with his private life and self inflicted problems. If his mindset was right he could be a top class player with a Premier / Championship side, but as it stands he is a loose cannon and it appears has some kind of problem with society and how to behave. Hope he can sort himself out, if only for his families sake, but for us at STFC too much a liability and best left alone. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 2

9:25am Sat 3 May 14

Oi Den! says...

london paolo wrote:
I'll have to confess to being one of those supporters who lost interest this season. Even though I'm not an insider or a fredi, I could see what Jedda was up to from the off, but got shouted down constantly by the blind camp followers and ostriches. Hopefully by now people have seen what this odious oik is out to get.

I don't think Swindon supporters care enough. How many people are members of the Trust? I bet the numbers are nothing compared to a club like Coventry or Portsmouth.

There are things that supporters can do. Lobby the Football League (but don't think for a moment that their 'Fit and Proper Person's Test' is anything of substance. It's a joke. A simple box-ticking exercise based on self- declaration). However there is no-one at the Football League really looking at anything and they are not custodians of good governance as supporters would wish them to be. Just look how they were fooled by Power 'showing' £1.2 million in the club's bank account for a few days and then withdrawing it straight after.

If they were bombarded with letters from supporters of one club, especially anyone with inside information, they might take a little bit more notice. Sadly though, these bureaucrats are happier to get involved when a club has already been raped by owners, and then kick the supporters when they are down, rather than take pre-emptive action before it gets to that state.

How otherwise can there be so many dodgy owners? The likes of the Venkys and Carson Yeung, Bates, Ridsdale, Terry Brown and many more - they all passed these 'tests' with flying colours.

Contact Companies House. Pressurise Companies House to take action against a company that does not file accounts, does not audit its books, does not hold shareholder general meetings. Get them to make the limited company perform like a limited company and fulfil its obligations.

Directors are meant to make decisions to the benefit of the company - not for themselves. I doubt if that has always been the case the past 18 months. Yet there is, supposedly, legislation in place at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to hold directors to account.

Of course, these organisations need to be provided with information on which to act, and even if they were, there's no guarantees they would bother. But there's little point in expecting Jedda, Power or the Trust to say or do anything that will make much difference. Supporters have to care enough to do something, and I get the impression not enough at Swindon do. They just want to watch a game of football in their town on a Saturday, and that's fair enough.

I've done my bit for the club down the years, I'm an old man, I live 80 miles away in London, and I have little spare time. If supporters in the town care about their club, they have to pursue the avenues that might make a difference.
LP, your posts - few and far between - always make good reading.

One name that seems to escape criticism in all this is that of Sir William Patey. As soon as Mccrory and his crew walked through the door, it was as plain as day that they were bullshiitters. One poster said, memorably and aptly, "Del Boy, Rodney, Trigger and Boycie... Welcome to the County Ground".

Cheltenham Town could smell the bullshiitt, Barnsley and others can now smell it but dear old Sir William was taken in hook line and sinker. And this is the man who represented our country in Iraq and Afghanistan. It really does makes you wonder.

You're right. Those of us who could see through McCrory were shouted down as "negative" and "doommongers". It seemed as if some supporters really didn't care - or perhaps just preferred not to know - what this person was doing to our football club. Some still cling to the belief that anybody is better than nobody, no matter what havoc they wreak in the club.

I just hope that this court case eventually brings out all the detail of the payments McCrory has made to himself, Murrall etc, so that everyone can see what this "saviour" is really about. Unfortunately, it's more likely that there will be another non-disclosure agreement for him to hide behind. More slippery than a bagful if eels.
[quote][p][bold]london paolo[/bold] wrote: I'll have to confess to being one of those supporters who lost interest this season. Even though I'm not an insider or a fredi, I could see what Jedda was up to from the off, but got shouted down constantly by the blind camp followers and ostriches. Hopefully by now people have seen what this odious oik is out to get. I don't think Swindon supporters care enough. How many people are members of the Trust? I bet the numbers are nothing compared to a club like Coventry or Portsmouth. There are things that supporters can do. Lobby the Football League (but don't think for a moment that their 'Fit and Proper Person's Test' is anything of substance. It's a joke. A simple box-ticking exercise based on self- declaration). However there is no-one at the Football League really looking at anything and they are not custodians of good governance as supporters would wish them to be. Just look how they were fooled by Power 'showing' £1.2 million in the club's bank account for a few days and then withdrawing it straight after. If they were bombarded with letters from supporters of one club, especially anyone with inside information, they might take a little bit more notice. Sadly though, these bureaucrats are happier to get involved when a club has already been raped by owners, and then kick the supporters when they are down, rather than take pre-emptive action before it gets to that state. How otherwise can there be so many dodgy owners? The likes of the Venkys and Carson Yeung, Bates, Ridsdale, Terry Brown and many more - they all passed these 'tests' with flying colours. Contact Companies House. Pressurise Companies House to take action against a company that does not file accounts, does not audit its books, does not hold shareholder general meetings. Get them to make the limited company perform like a limited company and fulfil its obligations. Directors are meant to make decisions to the benefit of the company - not for themselves. I doubt if that has always been the case the past 18 months. Yet there is, supposedly, legislation in place at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to hold directors to account. Of course, these organisations need to be provided with information on which to act, and even if they were, there's no guarantees they would bother. But there's little point in expecting Jedda, Power or the Trust to say or do anything that will make much difference. Supporters have to care enough to do something, and I get the impression not enough at Swindon do. They just want to watch a game of football in their town on a Saturday, and that's fair enough. I've done my bit for the club down the years, I'm an old man, I live 80 miles away in London, and I have little spare time. If supporters in the town care about their club, they have to pursue the avenues that might make a difference.[/p][/quote]LP, your posts - few and far between - always make good reading. One name that seems to escape criticism in all this is that of Sir William Patey. As soon as Mccrory and his crew walked through the door, it was as plain as day that they were bullshiitters. One poster said, memorably and aptly, "Del Boy, Rodney, Trigger and Boycie... Welcome to the County Ground". Cheltenham Town could smell the bullshiitt, Barnsley and others can now smell it but dear old Sir William was taken in hook line and sinker. And this is the man who represented our country in Iraq and Afghanistan. It really does makes you wonder. You're right. Those of us who could see through McCrory were shouted down as "negative" and "doommongers". It seemed as if some supporters really didn't care - or perhaps just preferred not to know - what this person was doing to our football club. Some still cling to the belief that anybody is better than nobody, no matter what havoc they wreak in the club. I just hope that this court case eventually brings out all the detail of the payments McCrory has made to himself, Murrall etc, so that everyone can see what this "saviour" is really about. Unfortunately, it's more likely that there will be another non-disclosure agreement for him to hide behind. More slippery than a bagful if eels. Oi Den!
  • Score: 1

9:34am Sat 3 May 14

Oi Den! says...

PS A question for fredi:

You say that there are people waiting in the wings with exciting plans for the Town and football club. Most of us will be delighted if there are people out there with such good intentions. Were they around when McCrory got his hands on our club for £1? If so, why didn't they save us from his clutches then?
PS A question for fredi: You say that there are people waiting in the wings with exciting plans for the Town and football club. Most of us will be delighted if there are people out there with such good intentions. Were they around when McCrory got his hands on our club for £1? If so, why didn't they save us from his clutches then? Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

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