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Swindon Advertiser: Dnay N'Guessan is one of 10 players released by Swindon Town Dnay N'Guessan is one of 10 players released by Swindon Town

SWINDON Town have announced that 10 players will not be offered new deals at the club and will be released ahead of their contracts expiring at the end of June.

Dany N'Guessan, Aaron Oakley, Kayden Jackson, Alex Smith, Leigh Bedwell, Mark Francis, Lee Cox, Alex Ferguson, Jay McEveley and Paul Benson are all now free to find new clubs.

A Robins statement read: "The Club would like to thank all of these players for their dedication, hard work and commitment during their time at the County Ground and wish them all the very best in their future careers."

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6:09pm Sat 3 May 14

Oxon-Red says...

Sad to see Jay go :-(
Sad to see Jay go :-( Oxon-Red
  • Score: 24

6:13pm Sat 3 May 14

umpcah says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Sad to see Jay go :-(
He had a great game today i.m.o.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Sad to see Jay go :-([/p][/quote]He had a great game today i.m.o. umpcah
  • Score: 12

6:18pm Sat 3 May 14

Di kanny oh says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Sad to see Jay go :-(
Me to thought he had been outstanding last few months and was superb today will be missed, model professional but the worry is he was the experience we needed with so many youngsters. What a massive shame gutted for the player. Other 9 players no surprises really.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Sad to see Jay go :-([/p][/quote]Me to thought he had been outstanding last few months and was superb today will be missed, model professional but the worry is he was the experience we needed with so many youngsters. What a massive shame gutted for the player. Other 9 players no surprises really. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 17

6:24pm Sat 3 May 14

Scouse Red says...

umpcah wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Sad to see Jay go :-(
He had a great game today i.m.o.
agreed, i thought he shaded Mass for MoTM, pity his shot didn't go in!
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Sad to see Jay go :-([/p][/quote]He had a great game today i.m.o.[/p][/quote]agreed, i thought he shaded Mass for MoTM, pity his shot didn't go in! Scouse Red
  • Score: 14

6:40pm Sat 3 May 14

JohnNeal4me says...

Not really surprised at thenames on this list but more surprised at the names not there. Was sure Williams, Navarro and Troy would go - because of cost and fitness issues, which is why, I assume, Jay has gone(and age as well in his case). Have Rooney and Abombar already gone?
Not really surprised at thenames on this list but more surprised at the names not there. Was sure Williams, Navarro and Troy would go - because of cost and fitness issues, which is why, I assume, Jay has gone(and age as well in his case). Have Rooney and Abombar already gone? JohnNeal4me
  • Score: 0

6:52pm Sat 3 May 14

stfc7chris says...

Troy has been offered a pay as you play deal which he has not responded to yet
Troy has been offered a pay as you play deal which he has not responded to yet stfc7chris
  • Score: 1

7:18pm Sat 3 May 14

igiwigi says...

swindon are so stupid to get rid of JAY

He is the best player swindon has got
swindon are so stupid to get rid of JAY He is the best player swindon has got igiwigi
  • Score: 8

7:30pm Sat 3 May 14

Oi Den! says...

Scouse Red wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Sad to see Jay go :-(
He had a great game today i.m.o.
agreed, i thought he shaded Mass for MoTM, pity his shot didn't go in!
Also agree. McEveley was pretty steady throughout the game, whereas Luongo had a poor first half. Their first goal was a result of him not competing for a ball that should have been his in midfield. He woke up in the second half and showed us what we know he can do. To be fair though, most of our players seemed to think it was a 4:15 kick-off today.
[quote][p][bold]Scouse Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Sad to see Jay go :-([/p][/quote]He had a great game today i.m.o.[/p][/quote]agreed, i thought he shaded Mass for MoTM, pity his shot didn't go in![/p][/quote]Also agree. McEveley was pretty steady throughout the game, whereas Luongo had a poor first half. Their first goal was a result of him not competing for a ball that should have been his in midfield. He woke up in the second half and showed us what we know he can do. To be fair though, most of our players seemed to think it was a 4:15 kick-off today. Oi Den!
  • Score: 4

7:44pm Sat 3 May 14

newburyrobin2 says...

I am suprised about Bedwell and McEveley,
I am suprised about Bedwell and McEveley, newburyrobin2
  • Score: 2

7:59pm Sat 3 May 14

the wizard says...

Breaking news SWINDON TOWN: Town release 10 players


Lets hope Power can clear out the board room to the same degree.
Breaking news SWINDON TOWN: Town release 10 players Lets hope Power can clear out the board room to the same degree. the wizard
  • Score: 10

8:36pm Sat 3 May 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Jay close to tears in the sponsor suite today after the game.

Farewell Jay and hope you find a new club
Always gave his all and will be missed.

A player who would get my applause if he ever came back playing for another club.
Jay close to tears in the sponsor suite today after the game. Farewell Jay and hope you find a new club Always gave his all and will be missed. A player who would get my applause if he ever came back playing for another club. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 28

8:50pm Sat 3 May 14

old town robin says...

As with others, very sad to see Jay not retained, he has had his best season with us and was a good role model to the younger ones. Unlucky for Oakley who never got a chance because of injury and disappointed Alex Smith and Lee Cox aren't going to get another opportunity having only got back of late.

Wish all of them good luck in finding new clubs.
As with others, very sad to see Jay not retained, he has had his best season with us and was a good role model to the younger ones. Unlucky for Oakley who never got a chance because of injury and disappointed Alex Smith and Lee Cox aren't going to get another opportunity having only got back of late. Wish all of them good luck in finding new clubs. old town robin
  • Score: 7

8:59pm Sat 3 May 14

mandrossian says...

It's tough but clearing out the high earners and those who haven't shown enough over the season is the last phase of returning to some degree of sustainable expenditure after the DiCanio/Wray madness.
Jay was likely on a high salary. I would be surprised if there weren't negotiations behind the scenes trying to keep him on much less money, but no agreement could be reached so he is on his way.

There was much doom mongering after the clearout last summer and we only finished 2 places lower. I'm looking forward to some exciting new permanent and loan signings ahead of the new season.
It's tough but clearing out the high earners and those who haven't shown enough over the season is the last phase of returning to some degree of sustainable expenditure after the DiCanio/Wray madness. Jay was likely on a high salary. I would be surprised if there weren't negotiations behind the scenes trying to keep him on much less money, but no agreement could be reached so he is on his way. There was much doom mongering after the clearout last summer and we only finished 2 places lower. I'm looking forward to some exciting new permanent and loan signings ahead of the new season. mandrossian
  • Score: 3

9:51pm Sat 3 May 14

Cleuso says...

Ah how the tide turns... I remember Jay getting slagged after his debut at Wembley by some .... now he is a hero. Fair play to him he won everyone over with his committed performances ... wish him well, if only, if only, either his header or today's shot had gone in rather than hit he bar...he could add goalscoring to his fame.

Wish him all the best and an injury free rest of career, no prima donna and gave everything he could for the cause.
Ah how the tide turns... I remember Jay getting slagged after his debut at Wembley by some .... now he is a hero. Fair play to him he won everyone over with his committed performances ... wish him well, if only, if only, either his header or today's shot had gone in rather than hit he bar...he could add goalscoring to his fame. Wish him all the best and an injury free rest of career, no prima donna and gave everything he could for the cause. Cleuso
  • Score: 14

9:52pm Sat 3 May 14

melnursesear. says...

I think the salary finalised it..Jay is proven at a higher level,,However at that higher level IE... D C F C.he was often injured..maybe he fell off his wallet..?
I think the salary finalised it..Jay is proven at a higher level,,However at that higher level IE... D C F C.he was often injured..maybe he fell off his wallet..? melnursesear.
  • Score: -10

10:07pm Sat 3 May 14

Hiram.K.Hackenbacker says...

Jay's passion & commitment to the team has been outstanding in recent weeks & will be sorely missed. I'm sure he wanted to remain but with a young family based in the north-east, plus all the cost-cutting at the club now things between his agent and the club couldn't be agreed. One of the reasons why young Matty Jones has now been signed on, no doubt. A great shame Kayden Jackson was never given an opportunity. Having watched him regularly at Supermarine he was outstanding, pace to burn & an eye for goal. Having watched Connor Waldron today, on that evidence, I feel Kayden would have threatened Rotherham more than Connor did.
Jay's passion & commitment to the team has been outstanding in recent weeks & will be sorely missed. I'm sure he wanted to remain but with a young family based in the north-east, plus all the cost-cutting at the club now things between his agent and the club couldn't be agreed. One of the reasons why young Matty Jones has now been signed on, no doubt. A great shame Kayden Jackson was never given an opportunity. Having watched him regularly at Supermarine he was outstanding, pace to burn & an eye for goal. Having watched Connor Waldron today, on that evidence, I feel Kayden would have threatened Rotherham more than Connor did. Hiram.K.Hackenbacker
  • Score: 3

10:15pm Sat 3 May 14

Oxon-Red says...

Took his time to be accepted which I think was due to his debut coming at Wembley but has IMO been one of the most consistent and committed (sometimes too much so) players over the last two seasons.

Definitely one of Paolo's better signings and wonder if there was a clause in his contract which meant we couldn't afford to renew. Get the feeling he wanted to stay and I will applaud his return.

COYMR
Took his time to be accepted which I think was due to his debut coming at Wembley but has IMO been one of the most consistent and committed (sometimes too much so) players over the last two seasons. Definitely one of Paolo's better signings and wonder if there was a clause in his contract which meant we couldn't afford to renew. Get the feeling he wanted to stay and I will applaud his return. COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 6

10:40pm Sat 3 May 14

bearwoodred says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Sad to see Jay go :-(
me too big fan of Jay solid and reliable
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Sad to see Jay go :-([/p][/quote]me too big fan of Jay solid and reliable bearwoodred
  • Score: 2

10:54pm Sat 3 May 14

STFConyourpitch says...

We better have a good bloody transfer window.
We better have a good bloody transfer window. STFConyourpitch
  • Score: -5

11:13pm Sat 3 May 14

LeGod says...

Best of luck to jay always gave 100% sorry to see him go but must be the wages he wanted. It's a pity we have lost an experienced player and I wish him all the best and will always get a good reception whenever he returns as was always committed to the cause.
Best of luck to jay always gave 100% sorry to see him go but must be the wages he wanted. It's a pity we have lost an experienced player and I wish him all the best and will always get a good reception whenever he returns as was always committed to the cause. LeGod
  • Score: 3

11:44pm Sat 3 May 14

grove red says...

Williams I think has another year to go on contract. Hope he stays good player.
Williams I think has another year to go on contract. Hope he stays good player. grove red
  • Score: 0

2:04am Sun 4 May 14

Fernham Red says...

So that makes it a Squad of 17:
GK: Wes, Tyrell
DEF: Nathan, Nathan, Matt Jones, Branco, Barthram
MID: Massimo, Louis, Kasim, Harley, Reis, Gladwin
ATT: Smith, Storey, Barker, Waldon

Average age of 21.4

Troy - pay as you play?
Ward - coaching badge?

Williams, Navarro, Agombar - assumed released?
So that makes it a Squad of 17: GK: Wes, Tyrell DEF: Nathan, Nathan, Matt Jones, Branco, Barthram MID: Massimo, Louis, Kasim, Harley, Reis, Gladwin ATT: Smith, Storey, Barker, Waldon Average age of 21.4 Troy - pay as you play? Ward - coaching badge? Williams, Navarro, Agombar - assumed released? Fernham Red
  • Score: 0

2:57am Sun 4 May 14

Fernham Red says...

Would imagine all other incoming talent will be loans and the odd non-league out-performer like Ben. All low financial risk, high potential.

Would like to see Stephens back on a season long loan but feel that transfer activity at St. Mary's after such a good season will mean he gets a chance in their first team.

Other loans will be a case of what is available to us on youth loan system (U21) as this is all our budget will stretch to. Spurs, Saints have excellent set-ups and are geographically 'not so far away' so would hope we can successfully tap into those pools again.

If we were to sign a player or two on permanent contracts, here are a few effective players that wouldn't necessarily break the bank:
From league one:
Jon Taylor from the Shrews (RM) hit 9 league goals and is only 21. (1yr left on contract but they have been relegated so might be looking to move)
Chuks Aneke (STR) hit 14 league goals for Crewe on loan and is only 20. (Arsenal contract expires this summer)
Frank Moussa hit 13 league goals for Coventry is 24 and is out of contract this this summer.
Nicky Ajose hit 13 league goals is 22 and is also out of contract this summer.
From league two:
Billy Kee hit 12 league goals for Burton is 23 and is out of contract this summer.
Rhys Murphy hit 13 goals for the Daggers is 23 and is out of contract this summer.
From the L2 promoted teams: Hogan (17 goals, 22 years) and Winall (23 goals, 23 years) for Rochdale and the Iron respectively would be great signings. Winall is officially out of contract this Summer though Hogan has a year to run. Would expect hot competition for either player.
Would imagine all other incoming talent will be loans and the odd non-league out-performer like Ben. All low financial risk, high potential. Would like to see Stephens back on a season long loan but feel that transfer activity at St. Mary's after such a good season will mean he gets a chance in their first team. Other loans will be a case of what is available to us on youth loan system (U21) as this is all our budget will stretch to. Spurs, Saints have excellent set-ups and are geographically 'not so far away' so would hope we can successfully tap into those pools again. If we were to sign a player or two on permanent contracts, here are a few effective players that wouldn't necessarily break the bank: From league one: Jon Taylor from the Shrews (RM) hit 9 league goals and is only 21. (1yr left on contract but they have been relegated so might be looking to move) Chuks Aneke (STR) hit 14 league goals for Crewe on loan and is only 20. (Arsenal contract expires this summer) Frank Moussa hit 13 league goals for Coventry is 24 and is out of contract this this summer. Nicky Ajose hit 13 league goals is 22 and is also out of contract this summer. From league two: Billy Kee hit 12 league goals for Burton is 23 and is out of contract this summer. Rhys Murphy hit 13 goals for the Daggers is 23 and is out of contract this summer. From the L2 promoted teams: Hogan (17 goals, 22 years) and Winall (23 goals, 23 years) for Rochdale and the Iron respectively would be great signings. Winall is officially out of contract this Summer though Hogan has a year to run. Would expect hot competition for either player. Fernham Red
  • Score: 7

5:37am Sun 4 May 14

STFC Boyo says...

All the best lads & thank you.
All the best lads & thank you. STFC Boyo
  • Score: 4

8:25am Sun 4 May 14

Haydonender says...

Surprised about Alex smith, thought he had done pretty well in the games I saw since his injury. Shame about Jay too but a high earner and a dodgy knee so understandable
Surprised about Alex smith, thought he had done pretty well in the games I saw since his injury. Shame about Jay too but a high earner and a dodgy knee so understandable Haydonender
  • Score: 10

9:21am Sun 4 May 14

London Red says...

Why is everyone saying getting shot of Jay is a mistake
.
When a player is out of contract he too has the choice to go and that is what Jay has done
.
Power said he has offers from clubs up north and we can't afford him so HE chose to go
.
Jay of last season and early part of this is no loss - but the Jay of the last few months will be a big loss as since the Ward dropping and shift in system Jay has been superb!
.
Wish him well and should get a decent reception on his return as no playing games around staying
.
Only shock from list was A.Smith as thought he had done well - but I think we can see where we are heading.
.
Matt Jones is an LB and Cooper said expected to step up and challenge - so he is now Byrne's understudy (who was excellent yesterday)
.
Oakley a tad disappointed as he was always raved about - it I guess Power, Cooper and Williams know best and if Branco (bit iffy yesterday) is seen as the better prospect next season so be it
.
As for Williams and Navarro - must be due to injury not mentioned as only fit players on the list - but they have to be going - 100% sure they only signed 2 year deals
.
Core squad of 17 above is not bad as the key players are still hear - Power just needs to really work his magic to add 4/5 good players to it in his summer recruitment drive
.
Hope this year perms are first - then we fill gaps with loanees rather than other way round
Why is everyone saying getting shot of Jay is a mistake . When a player is out of contract he too has the choice to go and that is what Jay has done . Power said he has offers from clubs up north and we can't afford him so HE chose to go . Jay of last season and early part of this is no loss - but the Jay of the last few months will be a big loss as since the Ward dropping and shift in system Jay has been superb! . Wish him well and should get a decent reception on his return as no playing games around staying . Only shock from list was A.Smith as thought he had done well - but I think we can see where we are heading. . Matt Jones is an LB and Cooper said expected to step up and challenge - so he is now Byrne's understudy (who was excellent yesterday) . Oakley a tad disappointed as he was always raved about - it I guess Power, Cooper and Williams know best and if Branco (bit iffy yesterday) is seen as the better prospect next season so be it . As for Williams and Navarro - must be due to injury not mentioned as only fit players on the list - but they have to be going - 100% sure they only signed 2 year deals . Core squad of 17 above is not bad as the key players are still hear - Power just needs to really work his magic to add 4/5 good players to it in his summer recruitment drive . Hope this year perms are first - then we fill gaps with loanees rather than other way round London Red
  • Score: 1

10:53am Sun 4 May 14

Stickshaker says...

Good luck Jay and thanks for everything!
Good luck Jay and thanks for everything! Stickshaker
  • Score: 3

11:52am Sun 4 May 14

picolo.pete says...

That's 11 players now released don't forget Nile Ranger, apart from Jay I think the painting was on the wall for the others, I wish them all the best.
That's 11 players now released don't forget Nile Ranger, apart from Jay I think the painting was on the wall for the others, I wish them all the best. picolo.pete
  • Score: 2

1:00pm Sun 4 May 14

Bassett Hound says...

London Red wrote:
Why is everyone saying getting shot of Jay is a mistake
.
When a player is out of contract he too has the choice to go and that is what Jay has done
.
Power said he has offers from clubs up north and we can't afford him so HE chose to go
.
Jay of last season and early part of this is no loss - but the Jay of the last few months will be a big loss as since the Ward dropping and shift in system Jay has been superb!
.
Wish him well and should get a decent reception on his return as no playing games around staying
.
Only shock from list was A.Smith as thought he had done well - but I think we can see where we are heading.
.
Matt Jones is an LB and Cooper said expected to step up and challenge - so he is now Byrne's understudy (who was excellent yesterday)
.
Oakley a tad disappointed as he was always raved about - it I guess Power, Cooper and Williams know best and if Branco (bit iffy yesterday) is seen as the better prospect next season so be it
.
As for Williams and Navarro - must be due to injury not mentioned as only fit players on the list - but they have to be going - 100% sure they only signed 2 year deals
.
Core squad of 17 above is not bad as the key players are still hear - Power just needs to really work his magic to add 4/5 good players to it in his summer recruitment drive
.
Hope this year perms are first - then we fill gaps with loanees rather than other way round
I think Williams has 3 year contract
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Why is everyone saying getting shot of Jay is a mistake . When a player is out of contract he too has the choice to go and that is what Jay has done . Power said he has offers from clubs up north and we can't afford him so HE chose to go . Jay of last season and early part of this is no loss - but the Jay of the last few months will be a big loss as since the Ward dropping and shift in system Jay has been superb! . Wish him well and should get a decent reception on his return as no playing games around staying . Only shock from list was A.Smith as thought he had done well - but I think we can see where we are heading. . Matt Jones is an LB and Cooper said expected to step up and challenge - so he is now Byrne's understudy (who was excellent yesterday) . Oakley a tad disappointed as he was always raved about - it I guess Power, Cooper and Williams know best and if Branco (bit iffy yesterday) is seen as the better prospect next season so be it . As for Williams and Navarro - must be due to injury not mentioned as only fit players on the list - but they have to be going - 100% sure they only signed 2 year deals . Core squad of 17 above is not bad as the key players are still hear - Power just needs to really work his magic to add 4/5 good players to it in his summer recruitment drive . Hope this year perms are first - then we fill gaps with loanees rather than other way round[/p][/quote]I think Williams has 3 year contract Bassett Hound
  • Score: 0

1:02pm Sun 4 May 14

Bassett Hound says...

Fernham Red wrote:
Would imagine all other incoming talent will be loans and the odd non-league out-performer like Ben. All low financial risk, high potential.

Would like to see Stephens back on a season long loan but feel that transfer activity at St. Mary's after such a good season will mean he gets a chance in their first team.

Other loans will be a case of what is available to us on youth loan system (U21) as this is all our budget will stretch to. Spurs, Saints have excellent set-ups and are geographically 'not so far away' so would hope we can successfully tap into those pools again.

If we were to sign a player or two on permanent contracts, here are a few effective players that wouldn't necessarily break the bank:
From league one:
Jon Taylor from the Shrews (RM) hit 9 league goals and is only 21. (1yr left on contract but they have been relegated so might be looking to move)
Chuks Aneke (STR) hit 14 league goals for Crewe on loan and is only 20. (Arsenal contract expires this summer)
Frank Moussa hit 13 league goals for Coventry is 24 and is out of contract this this summer.
Nicky Ajose hit 13 league goals is 22 and is also out of contract this summer.
From league two:
Billy Kee hit 12 league goals for Burton is 23 and is out of contract this summer.
Rhys Murphy hit 13 goals for the Daggers is 23 and is out of contract this summer.
From the L2 promoted teams: Hogan (17 goals, 22 years) and Winall (23 goals, 23 years) for Rochdale and the Iron respectively would be great signings. Winall is officially out of contract this Summer though Hogan has a year to run. Would expect hot competition for either player.
Any of those would do me Fernham
[quote][p][bold]Fernham Red[/bold] wrote: Would imagine all other incoming talent will be loans and the odd non-league out-performer like Ben. All low financial risk, high potential. Would like to see Stephens back on a season long loan but feel that transfer activity at St. Mary's after such a good season will mean he gets a chance in their first team. Other loans will be a case of what is available to us on youth loan system (U21) as this is all our budget will stretch to. Spurs, Saints have excellent set-ups and are geographically 'not so far away' so would hope we can successfully tap into those pools again. If we were to sign a player or two on permanent contracts, here are a few effective players that wouldn't necessarily break the bank: From league one: Jon Taylor from the Shrews (RM) hit 9 league goals and is only 21. (1yr left on contract but they have been relegated so might be looking to move) Chuks Aneke (STR) hit 14 league goals for Crewe on loan and is only 20. (Arsenal contract expires this summer) Frank Moussa hit 13 league goals for Coventry is 24 and is out of contract this this summer. Nicky Ajose hit 13 league goals is 22 and is also out of contract this summer. From league two: Billy Kee hit 12 league goals for Burton is 23 and is out of contract this summer. Rhys Murphy hit 13 goals for the Daggers is 23 and is out of contract this summer. From the L2 promoted teams: Hogan (17 goals, 22 years) and Winall (23 goals, 23 years) for Rochdale and the Iron respectively would be great signings. Winall is officially out of contract this Summer though Hogan has a year to run. Would expect hot competition for either player.[/p][/quote]Any of those would do me Fernham Bassett Hound
  • Score: 2

1:38pm Sun 4 May 14

Wilesy says...

London Red wrote:
Why is everyone saying getting shot of Jay is a mistake
.
When a player is out of contract he too has the choice to go and that is what Jay has done
.
Power said he has offers from clubs up north and we can't afford him so HE chose to go
.
Jay of last season and early part of this is no loss - but the Jay of the last few months will be a big loss as since the Ward dropping and shift in system Jay has been superb!
.
Wish him well and should get a decent reception on his return as no playing games around staying
.
Only shock from list was A.Smith as thought he had done well - but I think we can see where we are heading.
.
Matt Jones is an LB and Cooper said expected to step up and challenge - so he is now Byrne's understudy (who was excellent yesterday)
.
Oakley a tad disappointed as he was always raved about - it I guess Power, Cooper and Williams know best and if Branco (bit iffy yesterday) is seen as the better prospect next season so be it
.
As for Williams and Navarro - must be due to injury not mentioned as only fit players on the list - but they have to be going - 100% sure they only signed 2 year deals
.
Core squad of 17 above is not bad as the key players are still hear - Power just needs to really work his magic to add 4/5 good players to it in his summer recruitment drive
.
Hope this year perms are first - then we fill gaps with loanees rather than other way round
Disagree on the core squad being not bad it looks very light to me.

7 'first teamers' - Wes, Nathan, Nathan, Mass, Louis, Kasim, Smith

8 first team fringes or back up - Tyrell, Harley, Storey, Branco, Barthram, Reis, Gladwin, Barker

2 Youth - Matt Jones, Waldon

Happy with the first teamers, but the rest have a lot to prove, although Storey, Tyrell, Branco and Gladwin are the pick of the rest.

Cooper said Williams had 3 year contract on the Friday phone in but Sam said he was wrong it was only 2. Guess that needs clearing up.

Also has Navarro retired or left, been quiet on him for months.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Why is everyone saying getting shot of Jay is a mistake . When a player is out of contract he too has the choice to go and that is what Jay has done . Power said he has offers from clubs up north and we can't afford him so HE chose to go . Jay of last season and early part of this is no loss - but the Jay of the last few months will be a big loss as since the Ward dropping and shift in system Jay has been superb! . Wish him well and should get a decent reception on his return as no playing games around staying . Only shock from list was A.Smith as thought he had done well - but I think we can see where we are heading. . Matt Jones is an LB and Cooper said expected to step up and challenge - so he is now Byrne's understudy (who was excellent yesterday) . Oakley a tad disappointed as he was always raved about - it I guess Power, Cooper and Williams know best and if Branco (bit iffy yesterday) is seen as the better prospect next season so be it . As for Williams and Navarro - must be due to injury not mentioned as only fit players on the list - but they have to be going - 100% sure they only signed 2 year deals . Core squad of 17 above is not bad as the key players are still hear - Power just needs to really work his magic to add 4/5 good players to it in his summer recruitment drive . Hope this year perms are first - then we fill gaps with loanees rather than other way round[/p][/quote]Disagree on the core squad being not bad it looks very light to me. 7 'first teamers' - Wes, Nathan, Nathan, Mass, Louis, Kasim, Smith 8 first team fringes or back up - Tyrell, Harley, Storey, Branco, Barthram, Reis, Gladwin, Barker 2 Youth - Matt Jones, Waldon Happy with the first teamers, but the rest have a lot to prove, although Storey, Tyrell, Branco and Gladwin are the pick of the rest. Cooper said Williams had 3 year contract on the Friday phone in but Sam said he was wrong it was only 2. Guess that needs clearing up. Also has Navarro retired or left, been quiet on him for months. Wilesy
  • Score: 2

2:45pm Sun 4 May 14

MisterD says...

Cleuso wrote:
Ah how the tide turns... I remember Jay getting slagged after his debut at Wembley by some .... now he is a hero. Fair play to him he won everyone over with his committed performances ... wish him well, if only, if only, either his header or today's shot had gone in rather than hit he bar...he could add goalscoring to his fame.

Wish him all the best and an injury free rest of career, no prima donna and gave everything he could for the cause.
Agreed.
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: Ah how the tide turns... I remember Jay getting slagged after his debut at Wembley by some .... now he is a hero. Fair play to him he won everyone over with his committed performances ... wish him well, if only, if only, either his header or today's shot had gone in rather than hit he bar...he could add goalscoring to his fame. Wish him all the best and an injury free rest of career, no prima donna and gave everything he could for the cause.[/p][/quote]Agreed. MisterD
  • Score: 0

3:55pm Sun 4 May 14

Septimus Poynter-Brown says...

Navarro's contract was cancelled in February
Navarro's contract was cancelled in February Septimus Poynter-Brown
  • Score: 1

5:17pm Sun 4 May 14

MidlandRobin says...

Agree that there are no real surprises in the release list although I'm also with others see Jay leave, and I wish him well.

However this list is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of departures. My worry is, that in the coming months, we could lose the core of the side. And in this core, I would include the following; Wes, Troy, Stevens (back to Soton and possibly on to a Championship side), Nathan Thompson and baring in mind that Ranger is finished with Swindon. If these players leave for whatever reason, I worry about what is left and with a much reduced budget next season, whether we would be able to recruit new players of sufficient quality.

I'm not saying that players I have mentioned will want to leave but if the club receives good offers for them, it's hard to see those offers being refused. I also think that Storey may be sold. :/
Agree that there are no real surprises in the release list although I'm also with others see Jay leave, and I wish him well. However this list is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of departures. My worry is, that in the coming months, we could lose the core of the side. And in this core, I would include the following; Wes, Troy, Stevens (back to Soton and possibly on to a Championship side), Nathan Thompson and baring in mind that Ranger is finished with Swindon. If these players leave for whatever reason, I worry about what is left and with a much reduced budget next season, whether we would be able to recruit new players of sufficient quality. I'm not saying that players I have mentioned will want to leave but if the club receives good offers for them, it's hard to see those offers being refused. I also think that Storey may be sold. :/ MidlandRobin
  • Score: 3

9:02pm Sun 4 May 14

the wizard says...

Bassett Hound says.

I think Williams has 3 year contract

Well I thought the same but was corrected by the font of all knowledge. as well.
Bassett Hound says. I think Williams has 3 year contract Well I thought the same but was corrected by the font of all knowledge. as well. the wizard
  • Score: -1

9:12pm Sun 4 May 14

Bassett Hound says...

the wizard wrote:
Bassett Hound says.

I think Williams has 3 year contract

Well I thought the same but was corrected by the font of all knowledge. as well.
Well wizard I stand corrected if it is 2 years,however Sam has tweeted that it is 3. And surely if his contract is up he would be on the list.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Bassett Hound says. I think Williams has 3 year contract Well I thought the same but was corrected by the font of all knowledge. as well.[/p][/quote]Well wizard I stand corrected if it is 2 years,however Sam has tweeted that it is 3. And surely if his contract is up he would be on the list. Bassett Hound
  • Score: 0

9:25pm Sun 4 May 14

Oi Den! says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Bassett Hound says.

I think Williams has 3 year contract

Well I thought the same but was corrected by the font of all knowledge. as well.
Well wizard I stand corrected if it is 2 years,however Sam has tweeted that it is 3. And surely if his contract is up he would be on the list.
Maybe it was 2 and has recently been renegotiated and extended to 3! Now wouldn't that please Jock and LR! (to name but 2). I still think Williams is a better player than he's been given credit for. Would be happy to see him in a Town shirt next season.
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Bassett Hound says. I think Williams has 3 year contract Well I thought the same but was corrected by the font of all knowledge. as well.[/p][/quote]Well wizard I stand corrected if it is 2 years,however Sam has tweeted that it is 3. And surely if his contract is up he would be on the list.[/p][/quote]Maybe it was 2 and has recently been renegotiated and extended to 3! Now wouldn't that please Jock and LR! (to name but 2). I still think Williams is a better player than he's been given credit for. Would be happy to see him in a Town shirt next season. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

9:48pm Sun 4 May 14

old town robin says...

Fernham Red wrote:
Would imagine all other incoming talent will be loans and the odd non-league out-performer like Ben. All low financial risk, high potential.

Would like to see Stephens back on a season long loan but feel that transfer activity at St. Mary's after such a good season will mean he gets a chance in their first team.

Other loans will be a case of what is available to us on youth loan system (U21) as this is all our budget will stretch to. Spurs, Saints have excellent set-ups and are geographically 'not so far away' so would hope we can successfully tap into those pools again.

If we were to sign a player or two on permanent contracts, here are a few effective players that wouldn't necessarily break the bank:
From league one:
Jon Taylor from the Shrews (RM) hit 9 league goals and is only 21. (1yr left on contract but they have been relegated so might be looking to move)
Chuks Aneke (STR) hit 14 league goals for Crewe on loan and is only 20. (Arsenal contract expires this summer)
Frank Moussa hit 13 league goals for Coventry is 24 and is out of contract this this summer.
Nicky Ajose hit 13 league goals is 22 and is also out of contract this summer.
From league two:
Billy Kee hit 12 league goals for Burton is 23 and is out of contract this summer.
Rhys Murphy hit 13 goals for the Daggers is 23 and is out of contract this summer.
From the L2 promoted teams: Hogan (17 goals, 22 years) and Winall (23 goals, 23 years) for Rochdale and the Iron respectively would be great signings. Winall is officially out of contract this Summer though Hogan has a year to run. Would expect hot competition for either player.
my first signing would be Danny Holland, who is now out of contract, but think Pompey might have first call as he's done a great job there after a disappointing spell at Gills
[quote][p][bold]Fernham Red[/bold] wrote: Would imagine all other incoming talent will be loans and the odd non-league out-performer like Ben. All low financial risk, high potential. Would like to see Stephens back on a season long loan but feel that transfer activity at St. Mary's after such a good season will mean he gets a chance in their first team. Other loans will be a case of what is available to us on youth loan system (U21) as this is all our budget will stretch to. Spurs, Saints have excellent set-ups and are geographically 'not so far away' so would hope we can successfully tap into those pools again. If we were to sign a player or two on permanent contracts, here are a few effective players that wouldn't necessarily break the bank: From league one: Jon Taylor from the Shrews (RM) hit 9 league goals and is only 21. (1yr left on contract but they have been relegated so might be looking to move) Chuks Aneke (STR) hit 14 league goals for Crewe on loan and is only 20. (Arsenal contract expires this summer) Frank Moussa hit 13 league goals for Coventry is 24 and is out of contract this this summer. Nicky Ajose hit 13 league goals is 22 and is also out of contract this summer. From league two: Billy Kee hit 12 league goals for Burton is 23 and is out of contract this summer. Rhys Murphy hit 13 goals for the Daggers is 23 and is out of contract this summer. From the L2 promoted teams: Hogan (17 goals, 22 years) and Winall (23 goals, 23 years) for Rochdale and the Iron respectively would be great signings. Winall is officially out of contract this Summer though Hogan has a year to run. Would expect hot competition for either player.[/p][/quote]my first signing would be Danny Holland, who is now out of contract, but think Pompey might have first call as he's done a great job there after a disappointing spell at Gills old town robin
  • Score: 1

9:58pm Sun 4 May 14

Oi Den! says...

Agree with that OTR. He's the sort of player we've missed all season.
Agree with that OTR. He's the sort of player we've missed all season. Oi Den!
  • Score: 1

10:29pm Sun 4 May 14

old town robin says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Agree with that OTR. He's the sort of player we've missed all season.
Den, think Harley was brought in to provide that experience, but most would agree he has been disappointing. Best midfield performance for me this season was Mason's hat-trick against Crewe. if only he had been able to stay fit, I'm sure he would have been an absolute sensation.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Agree with that OTR. He's the sort of player we've missed all season.[/p][/quote]Den, think Harley was brought in to provide that experience, but most would agree he has been disappointing. Best midfield performance for me this season was Mason's hat-trick against Crewe. if only he had been able to stay fit, I'm sure he would have been an absolute sensation. old town robin
  • Score: 0

10:33pm Sun 4 May 14

MoonrakerMatelot says...

All the very best Jay, you're a top bloke & wore the shirt with pride.
I'll be applauding you when you return to the CG.
All the very best Jay, you're a top bloke & wore the shirt with pride. I'll be applauding you when you return to the CG. MoonrakerMatelot
  • Score: 1

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