SWINDON TOWN: Peterborough eyeing Thompson

Nathan Thompson is the subject of interest from Peterborough United

Nathan Thompson is the subject of interest from Peterborough United

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PETERBOROUGH United are tracking the availability of Swindon Town right-back Nathan Thompson, the Advertiser understands.

Thompson, who skippered the Robins towards the end of last season, made 44 appearances for Town in 2013/14. No formal approach or offer is believed to have been made for the Swindon academy product.

Posh manager Darren Ferguson declined to comment on suggestions he is monitoring the 23-year-old at a press conference today.

"Look I'm not going to talk about players who are contracted at other clubs," said Ferguson. 

"We have a list of players we are interested in, we shorten that list, we then try and do the deal. We will let you know when we have completed a signing.

"It's not fair on the clubs or the player to talk about contracted footballers."

Posh are on the look-out for a right back after Mark Little joined Bristol City and Craig Alcock rejected a new contract offer with the London Road club. Posh have Manchester City's Adam Drury training with them with a view to a loan move.

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3:17pm Wed 9 Jul 14

MidlandRobin says...

You can stay out of it Peterborough! Offer Ajose and 4mill and we'll get back to you, cheers :)
You can stay out of it Peterborough! Offer Ajose and 4mill and we'll get back to you, cheers :) MidlandRobin
  • Score: 13

3:21pm Wed 9 Jul 14

The Nomis says...

Yet another player that will be allowed to go along with McEverley, Troy, Ranger, Storey, Belford and all the others not offered new contracts!. Beginning to worry with no players whatsoever STILL having not come in
Yet another player that will be allowed to go along with McEverley, Troy, Ranger, Storey, Belford and all the others not offered new contracts!. Beginning to worry with no players whatsoever STILL having not come in The Nomis
  • Score: -36

3:30pm Wed 9 Jul 14

redbythesea says...

Stands to reason that if we have good players, other teams are going to look at them. Our ability to keep them, will depend as much on our level of income, e.g. ticket sales, merchandise and so on, as it will the actions of our management. League rules limit our wage and transfer values, so if season ticket sales are down, and a good offer comes in, we will sell.
Stands to reason that if we have good players, other teams are going to look at them. Our ability to keep them, will depend as much on our level of income, e.g. ticket sales, merchandise and so on, as it will the actions of our management. League rules limit our wage and transfer values, so if season ticket sales are down, and a good offer comes in, we will sell. redbythesea
  • Score: 13

3:32pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Lazaat says...

Why would Thompson leave Swindon for a smaller club in the same division? Maybe he will move on one day but when that day comes he will surely move to a big Championship club.
Why would Thompson leave Swindon for a smaller club in the same division? Maybe he will move on one day but when that day comes he will surely move to a big Championship club. Lazaat
  • Score: 25

3:43pm Wed 9 Jul 14

oz ashes says...

The Nomis wrote:
Yet another player that will be allowed to go along with McEverley, Troy, Ranger, Storey, Belford and all the others not offered new contracts!. Beginning to worry with no players whatsoever STILL having not come in
mceverley too expensive
troy too expensive and injury prone
ranger too expensive and trouble
storey belford just above average
the others below average so were released
this time last season the spurs connection hadnt kicked in
and luongo hadnt signed for 400000
just wait and see in the next couple of weeks
you can start to panic august 1st if no new signings i will lol
[quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Yet another player that will be allowed to go along with McEverley, Troy, Ranger, Storey, Belford and all the others not offered new contracts!. Beginning to worry with no players whatsoever STILL having not come in[/p][/quote]mceverley too expensive troy too expensive and injury prone ranger too expensive and trouble storey belford just above average the others below average so were released this time last season the spurs connection hadnt kicked in and luongo hadnt signed for 400000 just wait and see in the next couple of weeks you can start to panic august 1st if no new signings i will lol oz ashes
  • Score: 26

4:08pm Wed 9 Jul 14

The Nomis says...

oz ashes wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Yet another player that will be allowed to go along with McEverley, Troy, Ranger, Storey, Belford and all the others not offered new contracts!. Beginning to worry with no players whatsoever STILL having not come in
mceverley too expensive troy too expensive and injury prone ranger too expensive and trouble storey belford just above average the others below average so were released this time last season the spurs connection hadnt kicked in and luongo hadnt signed for 400000 just wait and see in the next couple of weeks you can start to panic august 1st if no new signings i will lol
Yeah fingers crossed we'll see some incoming activity these next two weeks. Couple of centre backs and a half decent striker will be nice for starters
[quote][p][bold]oz ashes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Yet another player that will be allowed to go along with McEverley, Troy, Ranger, Storey, Belford and all the others not offered new contracts!. Beginning to worry with no players whatsoever STILL having not come in[/p][/quote]mceverley too expensive troy too expensive and injury prone ranger too expensive and trouble storey belford just above average the others below average so were released this time last season the spurs connection hadnt kicked in and luongo hadnt signed for 400000 just wait and see in the next couple of weeks you can start to panic august 1st if no new signings i will lol[/p][/quote]Yeah fingers crossed we'll see some incoming activity these next two weeks. Couple of centre backs and a half decent striker will be nice for starters The Nomis
  • Score: 7

4:17pm Wed 9 Jul 14

TheBlackHand says...

Why would Thompson go to a poorer team with a clown as manager . can't see this happening unless stupid money is offered
Why would Thompson go to a poorer team with a clown as manager . can't see this happening unless stupid money is offered TheBlackHand
  • Score: 8

4:52pm Wed 9 Jul 14

swindont3 says...

I cant see him moving, I believe were in a position now were we can actually avoid selling our best players for peanuts as soon as a offer comes in.

I think if Lee and Mark were to look at it, would they be able to replace Nathan with a better right back for the money they recieve and wages free'd up? I think it would be very difficult
I cant see him moving, I believe were in a position now were we can actually avoid selling our best players for peanuts as soon as a offer comes in. I think if Lee and Mark were to look at it, would they be able to replace Nathan with a better right back for the money they recieve and wages free'd up? I think it would be very difficult swindont3
  • Score: 1

4:57pm Wed 9 Jul 14

As far as I go says...

Posh a smaller club? I don't think so....a number of years in the Championship, bigger wages\budget, finished in the top 6, JPT winners. 20 years ago maybe but people need to get with reality, we were in the 4th Division 2 years ago...

Nathan would have a better chance of playing in the Championship in the near future if he moved to Posh and he would be on better wages which would make a huge difference for him and his family.

Football careers are short and players at our level cannot afford to retire at 35 like Premiership footballers can, so needs all the dosh he can get his hands on...I wouldn't hold it against him if he left.
Posh a smaller club? I don't think so....a number of years in the Championship, bigger wages\budget, finished in the top 6, JPT winners. 20 years ago maybe but people need to get with reality, we were in the 4th Division 2 years ago... Nathan would have a better chance of playing in the Championship in the near future if he moved to Posh and he would be on better wages which would make a huge difference for him and his family. Football careers are short and players at our level cannot afford to retire at 35 like Premiership footballers can, so needs all the dosh he can get his hands on...I wouldn't hold it against him if he left. As far as I go
  • Score: 1

5:01pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Wilesy says...

TheBlackHand wrote:
Why would Thompson go to a poorer team with a clown as manager . can't see this happening unless stupid money is offered
Very little difference between the two sides based on results and one position in the table. They do have a top striker in Assombalonga, who cost £1m+ but they have lost one or two of their better players this summer.

Both sides in transition so difficult to say if it would be a good move, but I would expect Posh to be there or thereabouts, not so sure on Swindon, and I would expect Posh to be better payers.

Money v loyalty.....lets see what happens....
[quote][p][bold]TheBlackHand[/bold] wrote: Why would Thompson go to a poorer team with a clown as manager . can't see this happening unless stupid money is offered[/p][/quote]Very little difference between the two sides based on results and one position in the table. They do have a top striker in Assombalonga, who cost £1m+ but they have lost one or two of their better players this summer. Both sides in transition so difficult to say if it would be a good move, but I would expect Posh to be there or thereabouts, not so sure on Swindon, and I would expect Posh to be better payers. Money v loyalty.....lets see what happens.... Wilesy
  • Score: 4

5:06pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Wilesy says...

swindont3 wrote:
I cant see him moving, I believe were in a position now were we can actually avoid selling our best players for peanuts as soon as a offer comes in.

I think if Lee and Mark were to look at it, would they be able to replace Nathan with a better right back for the money they recieve and wages free'd up? I think it would be very difficult
Worst case scenario would be he moves for peanuts, Barthram is promoted to first choice RB and a youth team player is promoted to second choice.

Similar to the left where Jay has left, Byrne now 1st choice and Jones 2nd choice.

Power made no reference to a new LB that I heard, he was talking CB and ST.

No disresepect intended to Barthram, Byrne and Jones, but they aren't as good as Nathan and Jay, and small too for defenders.
[quote][p][bold]swindont3[/bold] wrote: I cant see him moving, I believe were in a position now were we can actually avoid selling our best players for peanuts as soon as a offer comes in. I think if Lee and Mark were to look at it, would they be able to replace Nathan with a better right back for the money they recieve and wages free'd up? I think it would be very difficult[/p][/quote]Worst case scenario would be he moves for peanuts, Barthram is promoted to first choice RB and a youth team player is promoted to second choice. Similar to the left where Jay has left, Byrne now 1st choice and Jones 2nd choice. Power made no reference to a new LB that I heard, he was talking CB and ST. No disresepect intended to Barthram, Byrne and Jones, but they aren't as good as Nathan and Jay, and small too for defenders. Wilesy
  • Score: 1

5:15pm Wed 9 Jul 14

We are PANTS says...

As far as I go wrote:
Posh a smaller club? I don't think so....a number of years in the Championship, bigger wages\budget, finished in the top 6, JPT winners. 20 years ago maybe but people need to get with reality, we were in the 4th Division 2 years ago...

Nathan would have a better chance of playing in the Championship in the near future if he moved to Posh and he would be on better wages which would make a huge difference for him and his family.

Football careers are short and players at our level cannot afford to retire at 35 like Premiership footballers can, so needs all the dosh he can get his hands on...I wouldn't hold it against him if he left.
Why do people go on about players being unable to make a living when they get to a certain age?? Simple really, get a normal job like normal human beings!! Or are they above us?? I have changed professions on several occasions and am still able to command a decent wage..... Poor things.....
[quote][p][bold]As far as I go[/bold] wrote: Posh a smaller club? I don't think so....a number of years in the Championship, bigger wages\budget, finished in the top 6, JPT winners. 20 years ago maybe but people need to get with reality, we were in the 4th Division 2 years ago... Nathan would have a better chance of playing in the Championship in the near future if he moved to Posh and he would be on better wages which would make a huge difference for him and his family. Football careers are short and players at our level cannot afford to retire at 35 like Premiership footballers can, so needs all the dosh he can get his hands on...I wouldn't hold it against him if he left.[/p][/quote]Why do people go on about players being unable to make a living when they get to a certain age?? Simple really, get a normal job like normal human beings!! Or are they above us?? I have changed professions on several occasions and am still able to command a decent wage..... Poor things..... We are PANTS
  • Score: 10

5:33pm Wed 9 Jul 14

the don69 says...

MidlandRobin wrote:
You can stay out of it Peterborough! Offer Ajose and 4mill and we'll get back to you, cheers :)
Yep, it's got to be silly money for him to go! every player has his price and if David Luiz sold for £40m! young Nathan can go for £4m and they got to chuck in Ajose and as you say Midland we might get back to them???????
[quote][p][bold]MidlandRobin[/bold] wrote: You can stay out of it Peterborough! Offer Ajose and 4mill and we'll get back to you, cheers :)[/p][/quote]Yep, it's got to be silly money for him to go! every player has his price and if David Luiz sold for £40m! young Nathan can go for £4m and they got to chuck in Ajose and as you say Midland we might get back to them??????? the don69
  • Score: 5

5:36pm Wed 9 Jul 14

LeGod says...

with all due respect to Peterborough they are a smaller club than us and why as a player if there is interest would you move to a club like Peterborough if they did put an offer in. As a player you want to make a step up not at the same level. Dont rate Ferguson as a manager had a large budget last year and still blew getting promoted.
Bad move if i was Thompson and if an offer came in i would stay put and not sure the manager is the best to play under.
with all due respect to Peterborough they are a smaller club than us and why as a player if there is interest would you move to a club like Peterborough if they did put an offer in. As a player you want to make a step up not at the same level. Dont rate Ferguson as a manager had a large budget last year and still blew getting promoted. Bad move if i was Thompson and if an offer came in i would stay put and not sure the manager is the best to play under. LeGod
  • Score: 2

5:40pm Wed 9 Jul 14

akershaker says...

Hope you doesn't go but everyone has their price. When Caddis fell out with Paolo we reportedly had no one to play right back, but it gave Nath the opportunity he needed.
Hope you doesn't go but everyone has their price. When Caddis fell out with Paolo we reportedly had no one to play right back, but it gave Nath the opportunity he needed. akershaker
  • Score: 2

5:44pm Wed 9 Jul 14

LeGod says...

if i was a player Peterborough would not excite me as a club to go and play for. They get smaller crowds than us, dont rate their manager i think Thonpson if he did move there are clubs much better than them to play for and much bigger.
if i was a player Peterborough would not excite me as a club to go and play for. They get smaller crowds than us, dont rate their manager i think Thonpson if he did move there are clubs much better than them to play for and much bigger. LeGod
  • Score: 0

5:50pm Wed 9 Jul 14

stfc_tom says...

Why are Posh a smaller club?
Ground capacity 14,584 or 15,040 for unsegregated matches
Record Attendance
30,096 v Swansea Town, FA Cup 5th Round, 20th February 1965
Both the above are very similar to STFC, they have spent more time recently in a higher league, they have more money (can spend £1m on Britt Assomba...). I would say the last 5 years and currently they are probably a bigger club than STFC. What facts can you offer to the contrary? As above, at this moment in time they are the more likely to be fighting promotion - we are likely to be bringing in unknown quantities from top clubs on loan, which may or may not work. I don't think NT will want to go to Posh though. He comes across as loving the club, from Swindon and I think it would have to be a big fish in league 1 (are there any left?) or a championship club to prise him away.

Having said all the above, I don't think Power is in a position where he will have to sell, I honestly believe we are ok in that regard. Offers over £1m may be tempting though. I wouldn't be too disappointed with a straight swap for Ajose - we do have some cover at the back and naff all up top!!

Looks like we are in talks with Saints about Stephens - fingers crossed!!!
Why are Posh a smaller club? Ground capacity 14,584 or 15,040 for unsegregated matches Record Attendance 30,096 v Swansea Town, FA Cup 5th Round, 20th February 1965 Both the above are very similar to STFC, they have spent more time recently in a higher league, they have more money (can spend £1m on Britt Assomba...). I would say the last 5 years and currently they are probably a bigger club than STFC. What facts can you offer to the contrary? As above, at this moment in time they are the more likely to be fighting promotion - we are likely to be bringing in unknown quantities from top clubs on loan, which may or may not work. I don't think NT will want to go to Posh though. He comes across as loving the club, from Swindon and I think it would have to be a big fish in league 1 (are there any left?) or a championship club to prise him away. Having said all the above, I don't think Power is in a position where he will have to sell, I honestly believe we are ok in that regard. Offers over £1m may be tempting though. I wouldn't be too disappointed with a straight swap for Ajose - we do have some cover at the back and naff all up top!! Looks like we are in talks with Saints about Stephens - fingers crossed!!! stfc_tom
  • Score: 1

5:54pm Wed 9 Jul 14

FenlandRed says...

The Posh and their supporters are living in delusional la la land. They are not a big club and have very limited support. Whenever things go wrong, they turn against players and management. Stay well away Nathan
The Posh and their supporters are living in delusional la la land. They are not a big club and have very limited support. Whenever things go wrong, they turn against players and management. Stay well away Nathan FenlandRed
  • Score: -1

6:54pm Wed 9 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

Pelligrini interested in thomson No formal approach or offer is believed to have been made for the Swindon academy product.
In other words what a load of craap this storey is.
Think he's trying to put people off buying season tickets.
Pelligrini interested in thomson No formal approach or offer is believed to have been made for the Swindon academy product. In other words what a load of craap this storey is. Think he's trying to put people off buying season tickets. smirg kcab
  • Score: -4

7:14pm Wed 9 Jul 14

alchafreds says...

As far as I go wrote:
Posh a smaller club? I don't think so....a number of years in the Championship, bigger wages\budget, finished in the top 6, JPT winners. 20 years ago maybe but people need to get with reality, we were in the 4th Division 2 years ago...

Nathan would have a better chance of playing in the Championship in the near future if he moved to Posh and he would be on better wages which would make a huge difference for him and his family.

Football careers are short and players at our level cannot afford to retire at 35 like Premiership footballers can, so needs all the dosh he can get his hands on...I wouldn't hold it against him if he left.
agree with most of what you say
but what stops these non premiership players getting a job like eveybody else when they finish at 35 or whatever
or are they above working a normal job like the rest of us
[quote][p][bold]As far as I go[/bold] wrote: Posh a smaller club? I don't think so....a number of years in the Championship, bigger wages\budget, finished in the top 6, JPT winners. 20 years ago maybe but people need to get with reality, we were in the 4th Division 2 years ago... Nathan would have a better chance of playing in the Championship in the near future if he moved to Posh and he would be on better wages which would make a huge difference for him and his family. Football careers are short and players at our level cannot afford to retire at 35 like Premiership footballers can, so needs all the dosh he can get his hands on...I wouldn't hold it against him if he left.[/p][/quote]agree with most of what you say but what stops these non premiership players getting a job like eveybody else when they finish at 35 or whatever or are they above working a normal job like the rest of us alchafreds
  • Score: 2

7:53pm Wed 9 Jul 14

dazzastfc says...

In the last 7 years posh are a much bigger and better club than STFC.
A mega rich owner..The ground is getter a revamp..
A lot BIGGER wages and lets not kid are selfs EVERY JOB is about how much money you take home...
A much better chance than c.ship football
and there crowds will be bigger than ares this season...

WHY do some people think we are a **** club than what we are...
WE ARE A DIVISION 3 CLUB
In the last 7 years posh are a much bigger and better club than STFC. A mega rich owner..The ground is getter a revamp.. A lot BIGGER wages and lets not kid are selfs EVERY JOB is about how much money you take home... A much better chance than c.ship football and there crowds will be bigger than ares this season... WHY do some people think we are a **** club than what we are... WE ARE A DIVISION 3 CLUB dazzastfc
  • Score: -2

8:04pm Wed 9 Jul 14

umpcah says...

dazzastfc wrote:
In the last 7 years posh are a much bigger and better club than STFC.
A mega rich owner..The ground is getter a revamp..
A lot BIGGER wages and lets not kid are selfs EVERY JOB is about how much money you take home...
A much better chance than c.ship football
and there crowds will be bigger than ares this season...

WHY do some people think we are a **** club than what we are...
WE ARE A DIVISION 3 CLUB
and unless we go down we are likely to remain so.
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: In the last 7 years posh are a much bigger and better club than STFC. A mega rich owner..The ground is getter a revamp.. A lot BIGGER wages and lets not kid are selfs EVERY JOB is about how much money you take home... A much better chance than c.ship football and there crowds will be bigger than ares this season... WHY do some people think we are a **** club than what we are... WE ARE A DIVISION 3 CLUB[/p][/quote]and unless we go down we are likely to remain so. umpcah
  • Score: -3

8:33pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Davey Gravey says...

Bye then Nathan. Stfc can't compete money wise anymore. No problem with that as I don't think the club should overspend what isn't there. Fans ain't gonna like it though.
Bye then Nathan. Stfc can't compete money wise anymore. No problem with that as I don't think the club should overspend what isn't there. Fans ain't gonna like it though. Davey Gravey
  • Score: -3

9:29pm Wed 9 Jul 14

LydiardRED67 says...

I hope your confident of your story here Sam as this is no way to endear yourself with the club..........

Not saying the rumours aren't true, but there are no facts here and with this I'm siding with Grim.
I hope your confident of your story here Sam as this is no way to endear yourself with the club.......... Not saying the rumours aren't true, but there are no facts here and with this I'm siding with Grim. LydiardRED67
  • Score: -2

9:39pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Fernham Red says...

Nathan is our captain too, lest we forget and in my mind one of our Crown Jewels. I've not shed a tear for many of those old-timers we've shown the door to or sold on as our new model is to bring through bright and talented youngsters. Now of course we're going to have to sell them.....because they'll become a far higher standard than where we currently sit. Whilst we can all dream of Gerrard and Carragher style loyalty, I suspect we have seen the last of that type of noble behaviour. The best we can hope for is a transfer to a championship side where the player gets an opportunity to grow further and be challenged more. We would also get a decent return on our investment and perhaps a young replacement loanee/transfer into the deal. Surely the plan is not to dump one of our best players for a few hundred grand, like Ritchie, to the first club that shows an interest. Wes, Nathan, Louis, Kasim, Byrne and Luongo are all going to get even better after last season and should all grow to be seven figure value players. Some of our others - Smith, Gladwin, Branco in particular could also soon fit into this category. These are the players we are building a nucleus around and precisely the reason why we can convince the likes of Pritchard and Stephens to come an join in for a season. The rest of our squad are possibles and more of a gamble like Tijane, Belford, Barthram, Barker, Storey and the younger hopefuls of Jones, Da Costa and Waldon are all in the pipeline. Do any of us really feel the older players Ward, Harley and Williams truly offer anything better than their younger counterparts. I'm sure they were brought in to lend 'experience' but surely we don't need that after the ups and downs of last season. The few games I can get to have had more scouts in the Arkells stand than I can ever remember - young players today don't just want the big wages, they want to be playing week in week out and writing their own history. Where better for our young lads to do that than at a club where we focus and build a team around technical football and giving rising stars a window.
Nathan is our captain too, lest we forget and in my mind one of our Crown Jewels. I've not shed a tear for many of those old-timers we've shown the door to or sold on as our new model is to bring through bright and talented youngsters. Now of course we're going to have to sell them.....because they'll become a far higher standard than where we currently sit. Whilst we can all dream of Gerrard and Carragher style loyalty, I suspect we have seen the last of that type of noble behaviour. The best we can hope for is a transfer to a championship side where the player gets an opportunity to grow further and be challenged more. We would also get a decent return on our investment and perhaps a young replacement loanee/transfer into the deal. Surely the plan is not to dump one of our best players for a few hundred grand, like Ritchie, to the first club that shows an interest. Wes, Nathan, Louis, Kasim, Byrne and Luongo are all going to get even better after last season and should all grow to be seven figure value players. Some of our others - Smith, Gladwin, Branco in particular could also soon fit into this category. These are the players we are building a nucleus around and precisely the reason why we can convince the likes of Pritchard and Stephens to come an join in for a season. The rest of our squad are possibles and more of a gamble like Tijane, Belford, Barthram, Barker, Storey and the younger hopefuls of Jones, Da Costa and Waldon are all in the pipeline. Do any of us really feel the older players Ward, Harley and Williams truly offer anything better than their younger counterparts. I'm sure they were brought in to lend 'experience' but surely we don't need that after the ups and downs of last season. The few games I can get to have had more scouts in the Arkells stand than I can ever remember - young players today don't just want the big wages, they want to be playing week in week out and writing their own history. Where better for our young lads to do that than at a club where we focus and build a team around technical football and giving rising stars a window. Fernham Red
  • Score: 5

9:46pm Wed 9 Jul 14

LionelHutz says...

For my money, Swindon are definitely a bigger club based on fanbase and history (the only two criteria to really base club size on!).

However, players don't give two hoots which club is bigger. The fact is that, due to their rich owner, Peterborough have far more money than us and therefore, on the face of it, have a better chance of success than we do and of course are able to offer better wages.

Fingers crossed this is just paper talk and both Thompsons are still with us for the foreseeable future.
For my money, Swindon are definitely a bigger club based on fanbase and history (the only two criteria to really base club size on!). However, players don't give two hoots which club is bigger. The fact is that, due to their rich owner, Peterborough have far more money than us and therefore, on the face of it, have a better chance of success than we do and of course are able to offer better wages. Fingers crossed this is just paper talk and both Thompsons are still with us for the foreseeable future. LionelHutz
  • Score: 2

10:08pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

Fernham Red wrote:
Nathan is our captain too, lest we forget and in my mind one of our Crown Jewels. I've not shed a tear for many of those old-timers we've shown the door to or sold on as our new model is to bring through bright and talented youngsters. Now of course we're going to have to sell them.....because they'll become a far higher standard than where we currently sit. Whilst we can all dream of Gerrard and Carragher style loyalty, I suspect we have seen the last of that type of noble behaviour. The best we can hope for is a transfer to a championship side where the player gets an opportunity to grow further and be challenged more. We would also get a decent return on our investment and perhaps a young replacement loanee/transfer into the deal. Surely the plan is not to dump one of our best players for a few hundred grand, like Ritchie, to the first club that shows an interest. Wes, Nathan, Louis, Kasim, Byrne and Luongo are all going to get even better after last season and should all grow to be seven figure value players. Some of our others - Smith, Gladwin, Branco in particular could also soon fit into this category. These are the players we are building a nucleus around and precisely the reason why we can convince the likes of Pritchard and Stephens to come an join in for a season. The rest of our squad are possibles and more of a gamble like Tijane, Belford, Barthram, Barker, Storey and the younger hopefuls of Jones, Da Costa and Waldon are all in the pipeline. Do any of us really feel the older players Ward, Harley and Williams truly offer anything better than their younger counterparts. I'm sure they were brought in to lend 'experience' but surely we don't need that after the ups and downs of last season. The few games I can get to have had more scouts in the Arkells stand than I can ever remember - young players today don't just want the big wages, they want to be playing week in week out and writing their own history. Where better for our young lads to do that than at a club where we focus and build a team around technical football and giving rising stars a window.
Fernham, unless football inflation takes off like a rocket only Fodders and possibly Louis Thompson will ever be worth a million.
[quote][p][bold]Fernham Red[/bold] wrote: Nathan is our captain too, lest we forget and in my mind one of our Crown Jewels. I've not shed a tear for many of those old-timers we've shown the door to or sold on as our new model is to bring through bright and talented youngsters. Now of course we're going to have to sell them.....because they'll become a far higher standard than where we currently sit. Whilst we can all dream of Gerrard and Carragher style loyalty, I suspect we have seen the last of that type of noble behaviour. The best we can hope for is a transfer to a championship side where the player gets an opportunity to grow further and be challenged more. We would also get a decent return on our investment and perhaps a young replacement loanee/transfer into the deal. Surely the plan is not to dump one of our best players for a few hundred grand, like Ritchie, to the first club that shows an interest. Wes, Nathan, Louis, Kasim, Byrne and Luongo are all going to get even better after last season and should all grow to be seven figure value players. Some of our others - Smith, Gladwin, Branco in particular could also soon fit into this category. These are the players we are building a nucleus around and precisely the reason why we can convince the likes of Pritchard and Stephens to come an join in for a season. The rest of our squad are possibles and more of a gamble like Tijane, Belford, Barthram, Barker, Storey and the younger hopefuls of Jones, Da Costa and Waldon are all in the pipeline. Do any of us really feel the older players Ward, Harley and Williams truly offer anything better than their younger counterparts. I'm sure they were brought in to lend 'experience' but surely we don't need that after the ups and downs of last season. The few games I can get to have had more scouts in the Arkells stand than I can ever remember - young players today don't just want the big wages, they want to be playing week in week out and writing their own history. Where better for our young lads to do that than at a club where we focus and build a team around technical football and giving rising stars a window.[/p][/quote]Fernham, unless football inflation takes off like a rocket only Fodders and possibly Louis Thompson will ever be worth a million. Oi Den!
  • Score: -4

10:46pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Graham8181 says...

is this article a joke??? why would our most passionate / loyal player go to a small team like peterborough ??? get a grip adver.
is this article a joke??? why would our most passionate / loyal player go to a small team like peterborough ??? get a grip adver. Graham8181
  • Score: 1

10:47pm Wed 9 Jul 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

As far as I go wrote:
Posh a smaller club? I don't think so....a number of years in the Championship, bigger wages\budget, finished in the top 6, JPT winners. 20 years ago maybe but people need to get with reality, we were in the 4th Division 2 years ago...

Nathan would have a better chance of playing in the Championship in the near future if he moved to Posh and he would be on better wages which would make a huge difference for him and his family.

Football careers are short and players at our level cannot afford to retire at 35 like Premiership footballers can, so needs all the dosh he can get his hands on...I wouldn't hold it against him if he left.
They are a smaller club, smaller crowds, little history success.
Terrible away following.
Sure have recently enjoyed some investment but no way a bigger club.
[quote][p][bold]As far as I go[/bold] wrote: Posh a smaller club? I don't think so....a number of years in the Championship, bigger wages\budget, finished in the top 6, JPT winners. 20 years ago maybe but people need to get with reality, we were in the 4th Division 2 years ago... Nathan would have a better chance of playing in the Championship in the near future if he moved to Posh and he would be on better wages which would make a huge difference for him and his family. Football careers are short and players at our level cannot afford to retire at 35 like Premiership footballers can, so needs all the dosh he can get his hands on...I wouldn't hold it against him if he left.[/p][/quote]They are a smaller club, smaller crowds, little history success. Terrible away following. Sure have recently enjoyed some investment but no way a bigger club. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 0

11:38pm Wed 9 Jul 14

the wizard says...

Peterborough ?? where is Peterborough. I think it must be one of those places you pass through to go somewhere else. I've traveled the length and breadth of the UK and been to many towns, many footballing towns, but never been to Peterborough, is it really that special and attractive ??????? Nah !!!!!!!!!!!! thought not.

Tommo, get out on that County Ground pitch so we can all welcome you you on our first home game, and forget Ferguson, he's not that good really, just takes orders from Daddy, and we all know Barry Fry is a nutter, a likeable nutter, but still a nutter, even if he doesn't own the club anymore, or has he bought it back........... ....... .......... again, LOL.
Peterborough ?? where is Peterborough. I think it must be one of those places you pass through to go somewhere else. I've traveled the length and breadth of the UK and been to many towns, many footballing towns, but never been to Peterborough, is it really that special and attractive ??????? Nah !!!!!!!!!!!! thought not. Tommo, get out on that County Ground pitch so we can all welcome you you on our first home game, and forget Ferguson, he's not that good really, just takes orders from Daddy, and we all know Barry Fry is a nutter, a likeable nutter, but still a nutter, even if he doesn't own the club anymore, or has he bought it back........... ....... .......... again, LOL. the wizard
  • Score: 2

12:34am Thu 10 Jul 14

london paolo says...

Clubs that have money will buy players from clubs that do not. It has always been this way.

Clubs get money from different sources - gate receipts, sponsors, rich benefactor owners, windfalls. Look at Bournemouth. They have suddenly got £5m from the sell-on clause in Lallana's transfer to Liverpool; they 'sold' him to Southampton when he was just 12. Those who have the cash will splash it - and players will take it, and who can blame them?

Power says that he has spent £2m on funding the club. I have no idea whether this is accurate or not, but he will want to recover his outlay somehow. Cutting the wage bill well below projected income is one way to try; selling players is another; selling the club to another owner when it is in the Championship would be wonderful, but is it realistic? I think we have to accept the position we are in, and it's not a strong one.
Clubs that have money will buy players from clubs that do not. It has always been this way. Clubs get money from different sources - gate receipts, sponsors, rich benefactor owners, windfalls. Look at Bournemouth. They have suddenly got £5m from the sell-on clause in Lallana's transfer to Liverpool; they 'sold' him to Southampton when he was just 12. Those who have the cash will splash it - and players will take it, and who can blame them? Power says that he has spent £2m on funding the club. I have no idea whether this is accurate or not, but he will want to recover his outlay somehow. Cutting the wage bill well below projected income is one way to try; selling players is another; selling the club to another owner when it is in the Championship would be wonderful, but is it realistic? I think we have to accept the position we are in, and it's not a strong one. london paolo
  • Score: 3

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