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Posh and Leeds eye Thompsons

Swindon Advertiser: Nathan, left, and Louis Thompson Nathan, left, and Louis Thompson

NATHAN Thompson is being monitored by Leeds United and Peterborough United, while his brother Louis is also the subject of interest from Leeds, the Advertiser understands.

No formal approach is believed to have been made to Swindon Town by either Leeds or Posh for either player, though this is not the first time Leeds have been said to be keen on the older Thompson brother.

In May last year, reports linked the Elland Road club with a possible move for the Town skipper following his impressive performances in the Robins’ ultimately unsuccessful League One play-off campaign.

The 23-year-old has since taken on the task of captaining Town and was named Swindon Advertiser STFC Player of the Year for the second term running at the end of the 2014/15 campaign, having made 44 appearances under manager Mark Cooper.

Peterborough, meanwhile, are also believed to be keeping an eye on the defender’s potential availability, though neither they nor Leeds - who are now managed by Dave Hockaday, the former Town player who spent much of last season commentating on the Robins for local radio - have been willing to test Swindon’s resolve to hang onto their captain just yet.

Louis Thompson, Town’s Wales Under 19 international, is also understood to be on the Leeds radar. The teenager enjoyed a breakthrough campaign for the Robins in 2013/14, scoring twice in 35 appearances for the club.

Recently, Swindon owner Lee Power confirmed that there has been plenty of interest in the two Thompsons.

Speaking on BBC Wiltshire’s fans’ phone-in on Monday evening, he said: “There’s been loads of interest but no actual firm offers. They’re fantastic lads, fantastic players and local boys and there’s been a lot of interest for those guys, but what I won’t let happen is people come in and steal this players.

“They’ll have to pay the going rate otherwise they’re not going anywhere.”

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6:05am Thu 10 Jul 14

STFC Boyo says...

Please don't do it.They r great players.Every season we have great players & every season we sell them.Y do u let them go.It's not just about the money.
Please don't do it.They r great players.Every season we have great players & every season we sell them.Y do u let them go.It's not just about the money. STFC Boyo
  • Score: 3

7:08am Thu 10 Jul 14

Davethered says...

I'm afraid it is just about the money
I'm afraid it is just about the money Davethered
  • Score: 10

7:09am Thu 10 Jul 14

dazzastfc says...

Money talks and with 2 good players it balances the books...
Hard truth but with power saying there is nothing coming in plus HIS OWN 2 MIL then what other options do we have...

ITS GOING TO BE A LONG HORRIBLE SEASON
Money talks and with 2 good players it balances the books... Hard truth but with power saying there is nothing coming in plus HIS OWN 2 MIL then what other options do we have... ITS GOING TO BE A LONG HORRIBLE SEASON dazzastfc
  • Score: -3

7:49am Thu 10 Jul 14

London Red says...

What planet do some fans live on?
.
We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold
.
Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value
.
Players have their price at any level and at any club!
.
Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th
.
Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for
.
For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k
What planet do some fans live on? . We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold . Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value . Players have their price at any level and at any club! . Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th . Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for . For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k London Red
  • Score: 7

7:54am Thu 10 Jul 14

avo says...

A million, 750K & 500K. Really? Come on LR, that's never going to happen!
A million, 750K & 500K. Really? Come on LR, that's never going to happen! avo
  • Score: 2

7:54am Thu 10 Jul 14

port de soller says...

alas STFC have to work within there means,if no new investment is found players must be sold to enable smooth running of the club.Sad as it is but it´s just the way things happen.Crewe have been doing this for years.
Just hope the Fans try to understand the situation,is simple we either wan a club who can substain itself or worry about debts/payment of wages etc
So unless a new investor can be found players will need to be sold
alas STFC have to work within there means,if no new investment is found players must be sold to enable smooth running of the club.Sad as it is but it´s just the way things happen.Crewe have been doing this for years. Just hope the Fans try to understand the situation,is simple we either wan a club who can substain itself or worry about debts/payment of wages etc So unless a new investor can be found players will need to be sold port de soller
  • Score: 4

7:56am Thu 10 Jul 14

London Red says...

avo wrote:
A million, 750K & 500K. Really? Come on LR, that's never going to happen!
Then they should be in the starting line up (bar injury) on 9 Aug!
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: A million, 750K & 500K. Really? Come on LR, that's never going to happen![/p][/quote]Then they should be in the starting line up (bar injury) on 9 Aug! London Red
  • Score: 1

8:05am Thu 10 Jul 14

mancrobin says...

London Red wrote:
What planet do some fans live on?
.
We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold
.
Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value
.
Players have their price at any level and at any club!
.
Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th
.
Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for
.
For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k
I know it's true that every player has his price but sometimes there are moments at a Club when a player is worth more than even his inflated resale value. That's when they provide, stability, leadership and represent hope for the future.

That's where the Thompson Bros stand currently and therefore should not be sold at any price this year.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: What planet do some fans live on? . We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold . Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value . Players have their price at any level and at any club! . Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th . Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for . For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k[/p][/quote]I know it's true that every player has his price but sometimes there are moments at a Club when a player is worth more than even his inflated resale value. That's when they provide, stability, leadership and represent hope for the future. That's where the Thompson Bros stand currently and therefore should not be sold at any price this year. mancrobin
  • Score: 13

8:51am Thu 10 Jul 14

old town robin says...

mancrobin wrote:
London Red wrote:
What planet do some fans live on?
.
We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold
.
Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value
.
Players have their price at any level and at any club!
.
Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th
.
Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for
.
For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k
I know it's true that every player has his price but sometimes there are moments at a Club when a player is worth more than even his inflated resale value. That's when they provide, stability, leadership and represent hope for the future.

That's where the Thompson Bros stand currently and therefore should not be sold at any price this year.
Manc, agree with your sentiment that they should stay, especially if we are building a team to get us into the Championship in the next year or two. I don't think LR was suggesting they should be sold, only in his opinion that's what our best 5 players would be worth if it became a financial necessity to sell to keep the club on it's feet because of a lack of investors (and that includes fans turning up to watch their team).

Speaking of which, very good article in the Sun on Tuesday of a book written by Lee Price called "turning my back on the premier league". An ex-United fan supporting his local club Dagenham. His closing statement was "The quality of football may lessen as you drop down the leagues but so does the cost and corporate feel. Football to me at least feels good again".

With Arsenal charging £2k a season who can argue with that.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: What planet do some fans live on? . We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold . Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value . Players have their price at any level and at any club! . Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th . Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for . For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k[/p][/quote]I know it's true that every player has his price but sometimes there are moments at a Club when a player is worth more than even his inflated resale value. That's when they provide, stability, leadership and represent hope for the future. That's where the Thompson Bros stand currently and therefore should not be sold at any price this year.[/p][/quote]Manc, agree with your sentiment that they should stay, especially if we are building a team to get us into the Championship in the next year or two. I don't think LR was suggesting they should be sold, only in his opinion that's what our best 5 players would be worth if it became a financial necessity to sell to keep the club on it's feet because of a lack of investors (and that includes fans turning up to watch their team). Speaking of which, very good article in the Sun on Tuesday of a book written by Lee Price called "turning my back on the premier league". An ex-United fan supporting his local club Dagenham. His closing statement was "The quality of football may lessen as you drop down the leagues but so does the cost and corporate feel. Football to me at least feels good again". With Arsenal charging £2k a season who can argue with that. old town robin
  • Score: 4

8:59am Thu 10 Jul 14

Wilesy says...

London Red wrote:
What planet do some fans live on?
.
We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold
.
Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value
.
Players have their price at any level and at any club!
.
Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th
.
Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for
.
For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k
This is a bit different to the Posh interest. Leeds a much bigger club, in the Championship, with £11 million in their pocket from the McCormack sale.

Should be no problems getting the going rate here, but I would be very wary if I were the Thompsons. The owner is a tempremental hire 'em fire 'em type, and he has brought in Hockaday as manager, who while a Swindon legend is a managerial nobody at that level. The fans are not happy with his appointment plus they're now raging that they've sold their best player as well. I honestly can't see him staying long so where would that leave the Thompsons?

If I were them I would stay at Swindon at least one more season. Nathan to get a season as captain on his CV, Louis to finally become a first choice player although if they are being offered £10k a week at Leeds might be difficult to turn down.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: What planet do some fans live on? . We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold . Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value . Players have their price at any level and at any club! . Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th . Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for . For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k[/p][/quote]This is a bit different to the Posh interest. Leeds a much bigger club, in the Championship, with £11 million in their pocket from the McCormack sale. Should be no problems getting the going rate here, but I would be very wary if I were the Thompsons. The owner is a tempremental hire 'em fire 'em type, and he has brought in Hockaday as manager, who while a Swindon legend is a managerial nobody at that level. The fans are not happy with his appointment plus they're now raging that they've sold their best player as well. I honestly can't see him staying long so where would that leave the Thompsons? If I were them I would stay at Swindon at least one more season. Nathan to get a season as captain on his CV, Louis to finally become a first choice player although if they are being offered £10k a week at Leeds might be difficult to turn down. Wilesy
  • Score: 9

9:07am Thu 10 Jul 14

umpcah says...

old town robin wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
London Red wrote:
What planet do some fans live on?
.
We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold
.
Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value
.
Players have their price at any level and at any club!
.
Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th
.
Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for
.
For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k
I know it's true that every player has his price but sometimes there are moments at a Club when a player is worth more than even his inflated resale value. That's when they provide, stability, leadership and represent hope for the future.

That's where the Thompson Bros stand currently and therefore should not be sold at any price this year.
Manc, agree with your sentiment that they should stay, especially if we are building a team to get us into the Championship in the next year or two. I don't think LR was suggesting they should be sold, only in his opinion that's what our best 5 players would be worth if it became a financial necessity to sell to keep the club on it's feet because of a lack of investors (and that includes fans turning up to watch their team).

Speaking of which, very good article in the Sun on Tuesday of a book written by Lee Price called "turning my back on the premier league". An ex-United fan supporting his local club Dagenham. His closing statement was "The quality of football may lessen as you drop down the leagues but so does the cost and corporate feel. Football to me at least feels good again".

With Arsenal charging £2k a season who can argue with that.
Building a team to get us into the Championship in the next year or two ? More likely to keep us in League 3 ! That`s not trying to be sarcastic by the way.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: What planet do some fans live on? . We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold . Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value . Players have their price at any level and at any club! . Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th . Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for . For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k[/p][/quote]I know it's true that every player has his price but sometimes there are moments at a Club when a player is worth more than even his inflated resale value. That's when they provide, stability, leadership and represent hope for the future. That's where the Thompson Bros stand currently and therefore should not be sold at any price this year.[/p][/quote]Manc, agree with your sentiment that they should stay, especially if we are building a team to get us into the Championship in the next year or two. I don't think LR was suggesting they should be sold, only in his opinion that's what our best 5 players would be worth if it became a financial necessity to sell to keep the club on it's feet because of a lack of investors (and that includes fans turning up to watch their team). Speaking of which, very good article in the Sun on Tuesday of a book written by Lee Price called "turning my back on the premier league". An ex-United fan supporting his local club Dagenham. His closing statement was "The quality of football may lessen as you drop down the leagues but so does the cost and corporate feel. Football to me at least feels good again". With Arsenal charging £2k a season who can argue with that.[/p][/quote]Building a team to get us into the Championship in the next year or two ? More likely to keep us in League 3 ! That`s not trying to be sarcastic by the way. umpcah
  • Score: -4

9:09am Thu 10 Jul 14

LeGod says...

The strange new owner of Leeds Cellino i think his name is has told Paddy Kenny he will never play for the club again as his birthday is on the 17th of a month and 17 is an unlucky number to Cellino. There are no seats numbered 17 in the stands because of his issue with the number. So have they checked out the Thompson DOB?
I think there is going to be alot of trouble at Leeds this season and wont be surprised if there are massive protests at some stage during the season and although a much bigger club than Peterborough i would be very wary.
As someone has already pointed out i think both need another season with us then perhaps maybe then look at alternatives as Louis could be a bit part player and its more likely here he will have a bigger role and gain more experience otherwise it could effect him big time if he is only used as a cameo player up there.
Cellino the chairman is a mate of PDC so you never know he could end up there if Hockaday doesnt work out.
The strange new owner of Leeds Cellino i think his name is has told Paddy Kenny he will never play for the club again as his birthday is on the 17th of a month and 17 is an unlucky number to Cellino. There are no seats numbered 17 in the stands because of his issue with the number. So have they checked out the Thompson DOB? I think there is going to be alot of trouble at Leeds this season and wont be surprised if there are massive protests at some stage during the season and although a much bigger club than Peterborough i would be very wary. As someone has already pointed out i think both need another season with us then perhaps maybe then look at alternatives as Louis could be a bit part player and its more likely here he will have a bigger role and gain more experience otherwise it could effect him big time if he is only used as a cameo player up there. Cellino the chairman is a mate of PDC so you never know he could end up there if Hockaday doesnt work out. LeGod
  • Score: 7

9:38am Thu 10 Jul 14

Davidsyrett says...

London Red wrote:
What planet do some fans live on?
.
We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold
.
Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value
.
Players have their price at any level and at any club!
.
Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th
.
Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for
.
For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k
Totally agree LR except for the valuations, no way if the players you mentioned were sold would we achieve those sums. Wes probably £300K, Nathan £200K , Mass £500K and Kasim £250K, Louis £200K. would probably as much as we would get for them including add-ons. Bare in mind except Wes, none of them are exactly experienced.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: What planet do some fans live on? . We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold . Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value . Players have their price at any level and at any club! . Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th . Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for . For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k[/p][/quote]Totally agree LR except for the valuations, no way if the players you mentioned were sold would we achieve those sums. Wes probably £300K, Nathan £200K , Mass £500K and Kasim £250K, Louis £200K. would probably as much as we would get for them including add-ons. Bare in mind except Wes, none of them are exactly experienced. Davidsyrett
  • Score: 1

10:00am Thu 10 Jul 14

Cleuso says...

At the end of the day it all comes down to the players decisions in this day of worthless contracts following "Bosman", or the way they are written allowing certain "approaches".

The other issue, debated already this week , is how clubs fund themselves. Unless they have income through turnstiles etc. they have to fund running costs including contracts shortfalls from somewhere, so I only hope all those that say, " don't go " have already purchased seasons tickets etc. for the coming season.

The club or it's supporters should not demand that the owner(s) fund that gap every time there is a shortfall or investment required, that defeats the idea of it being self sustainable.

I hope they stay, I hope the club prospers but in many ways fans already hold the key to that success, or failure.
At the end of the day it all comes down to the players decisions in this day of worthless contracts following "Bosman", or the way they are written allowing certain "approaches". The other issue, debated already this week , is how clubs fund themselves. Unless they have income through turnstiles etc. they have to fund running costs including contracts shortfalls from somewhere, so I only hope all those that say, " don't go " have already purchased seasons tickets etc. for the coming season. The club or it's supporters should not demand that the owner(s) fund that gap every time there is a shortfall or investment required, that defeats the idea of it being self sustainable. I hope they stay, I hope the club prospers but in many ways fans already hold the key to that success, or failure. Cleuso
  • Score: 3

10:08am Thu 10 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

London Red wrote:
What planet do some fans live on?
.
We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold
.
Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value
.
Players have their price at any level and at any club!
.
Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th
.
Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for
.
For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k
Your principle is dead right of course LR but I think we have to consider the reasons those players left. Black had effectively gone when Ritchie was sold, Austin went because he had run his guts out for half a season with no assistance from anyone, McNamee was a passenger who we were well shot of and Caddis fell foul of the PDC ego factor. Cox - there may have been a financial angle there but in common with all players he wanted to better himself. Yes, every player has his price but when the club has money behind it, unless the offer is enormous it's often more of a question of whether the player wants to go than the club wanting to sell.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: What planet do some fans live on? . We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold . Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value . Players have their price at any level and at any club! . Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th . Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for . For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k[/p][/quote]Your principle is dead right of course LR but I think we have to consider the reasons those players left. Black had effectively gone when Ritchie was sold, Austin went because he had run his guts out for half a season with no assistance from anyone, McNamee was a passenger who we were well shot of and Caddis fell foul of the PDC ego factor. Cox - there may have been a financial angle there but in common with all players he wanted to better himself. Yes, every player has his price but when the club has money behind it, unless the offer is enormous it's often more of a question of whether the player wants to go than the club wanting to sell. Oi Den!
  • Score: 2

10:14am Thu 10 Jul 14

akershaker says...

Not saying this applies to Thompson and Thompson, but when a player wants to leave (like Austin, et al) and a good offer is made, the best thing for every party is to sell them.
Not saying this applies to Thompson and Thompson, but when a player wants to leave (like Austin, et al) and a good offer is made, the best thing for every party is to sell them. akershaker
  • Score: 0

10:17am Thu 10 Jul 14

LeGod says...

Spot on Cleuso.
We should be hitting around the 10k gates at home if we did the fans who keep moaning and want Power to constantly put his hand in his pocket would see a difference in the players we got in its as simple as that.
Its ok moaning and criticising the club and the management but as power keeps telling us its our club so support it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Running a football club is vey difficult and bleeds monay and power has had to cull the squad and reduce players wages as it was unsustainable and why should he constantly put his won money in because i tell you now any of you moaners were in his position you would do exactly the same as him.
Fans have to be realistic and what really gets me are all these fans that support all these premier league teams that dont even come from the area and half dont even go to any of their games.
The premier league is so over hyped and yes it is cash rich unlike the lower leagues and that why i'm not interested in the premier league as its full of foreigners , our english players are only interested in their clubs and the money and dont give a toss about playing for their country. Why also would you want to go and support a team in the premier league with none or maybe one or two english players playing.
The money that is circulated needs to change but probably never will so all clubs like us will always struggle unless you get lucky and get a billionaire take over as some clubs have been lucky to get otherwise you have to live day to day as many of us do. I have the utmost respect for Power and what he is trying to do and its a pity more fans dont think the same way.
support the club or players will be sold its as simple as that for us to survive and that is a fact of life as you cant run on fresh air its no idfferent to you have no income to pay your way with out you disappear into oblivion.
Spot on Cleuso. We should be hitting around the 10k gates at home if we did the fans who keep moaning and want Power to constantly put his hand in his pocket would see a difference in the players we got in its as simple as that. Its ok moaning and criticising the club and the management but as power keeps telling us its our club so support it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Running a football club is vey difficult and bleeds monay and power has had to cull the squad and reduce players wages as it was unsustainable and why should he constantly put his won money in because i tell you now any of you moaners were in his position you would do exactly the same as him. Fans have to be realistic and what really gets me are all these fans that support all these premier league teams that dont even come from the area and half dont even go to any of their games. The premier league is so over hyped and yes it is cash rich unlike the lower leagues and that why i'm not interested in the premier league as its full of foreigners , our english players are only interested in their clubs and the money and dont give a toss about playing for their country. Why also would you want to go and support a team in the premier league with none or maybe one or two english players playing. The money that is circulated needs to change but probably never will so all clubs like us will always struggle unless you get lucky and get a billionaire take over as some clubs have been lucky to get otherwise you have to live day to day as many of us do. I have the utmost respect for Power and what he is trying to do and its a pity more fans dont think the same way. support the club or players will be sold its as simple as that for us to survive and that is a fact of life as you cant run on fresh air its no idfferent to you have no income to pay your way with out you disappear into oblivion. LeGod
  • Score: 11

10:21am Thu 10 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
London Red wrote:
What planet do some fans live on?
.
We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold
.
Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value
.
Players have their price at any level and at any club!
.
Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th
.
Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for
.
For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k
Totally agree LR except for the valuations, no way if the players you mentioned were sold would we achieve those sums. Wes probably £300K, Nathan £200K , Mass £500K and Kasim £250K, Louis £200K. would probably as much as we would get for them including add-ons. Bare in mind except Wes, none of them are exactly experienced.
I reckon you're not far out there DS but surely Wes is worth at least £500k, with the potential for a much greater value?
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: What planet do some fans live on? . We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold . Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value . Players have their price at any level and at any club! . Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th . Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for . For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k[/p][/quote]Totally agree LR except for the valuations, no way if the players you mentioned were sold would we achieve those sums. Wes probably £300K, Nathan £200K , Mass £500K and Kasim £250K, Louis £200K. would probably as much as we would get for them including add-ons. Bare in mind except Wes, none of them are exactly experienced.[/p][/quote]I reckon you're not far out there DS but surely Wes is worth at least £500k, with the potential for a much greater value? Oi Den!
  • Score: 2

10:34am Thu 10 Jul 14

Robinonfire says...

Sell Sell Sell....Loan Loan Loan

Will we have any players left?
Sell Sell Sell....Loan Loan Loan Will we have any players left? Robinonfire
  • Score: -6

10:52am Thu 10 Jul 14

oz ashes says...

Robinonfire wrote:
Sell Sell Sell....Loan Loan Loan

Will we have any players left?
moan moan moan groan groan groan


will you ever change your tune
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Sell Sell Sell....Loan Loan Loan Will we have any players left?[/p][/quote]moan moan moan groan groan groan will you ever change your tune oz ashes
  • Score: 7

10:58am Thu 10 Jul 14

Another view says...

LeGod says...
The strange new owner of Leeds Cellino i think his name is has told Paddy Kenny he will never play for the club again as his birthday is on the 17th of a month and 17 is an unlucky number to Cellino. There are no seats numbered 17 in the stands because of his issue with the number. So have they checked out the Thompson DOB?
I think there is going to be alot of trouble at Leeds this season and wont be surprised if there are massive protests at some stage during the season and although a much bigger club than Peterborough i would be very wary.
As someone has already pointed out i think both need another season with us then perhaps maybe then look at alternatives as Louis could be a bit part player and its more likely here he will have a bigger role and gain more experience otherwise it could effect him big time if he is only used as a cameo player up there.
Cellino the chairman is a mate of PDC so you never know he could end up there if Hockaday doesnt work out.

- He might have a point about about 17 being unlucky - just ask any Brazilian what they feel about 1-7 :-)
LeGod says... The strange new owner of Leeds Cellino i think his name is has told Paddy Kenny he will never play for the club again as his birthday is on the 17th of a month and 17 is an unlucky number to Cellino. There are no seats numbered 17 in the stands because of his issue with the number. So have they checked out the Thompson DOB? I think there is going to be alot of trouble at Leeds this season and wont be surprised if there are massive protests at some stage during the season and although a much bigger club than Peterborough i would be very wary. As someone has already pointed out i think both need another season with us then perhaps maybe then look at alternatives as Louis could be a bit part player and its more likely here he will have a bigger role and gain more experience otherwise it could effect him big time if he is only used as a cameo player up there. Cellino the chairman is a mate of PDC so you never know he could end up there if Hockaday doesnt work out. - He might have a point about about 17 being unlucky - just ask any Brazilian what they feel about 1-7 :-) Another view
  • Score: 0

11:03am Thu 10 Jul 14

sideshow_bob says...

If they're going to meet our valuation, then the player(s) will be sold; this goes for anyone in the squad. If united sold ronaldo, and spurs sold bale why does anyone think we are in a position to hang on to our best players? Money made from sales can be reinvested in the squad on more youth prospects like Mass. Who we will sell for more than we paid and the cycle will continue as we slowly grow our money pot.

I don't want to see them go and feel its at least a season too soon for them, but if they went I wouldn't be unhappy with the owner, its the nature of the business we're in.
If they're going to meet our valuation, then the player(s) will be sold; this goes for anyone in the squad. If united sold ronaldo, and spurs sold bale why does anyone think we are in a position to hang on to our best players? Money made from sales can be reinvested in the squad on more youth prospects like Mass. Who we will sell for more than we paid and the cycle will continue as we slowly grow our money pot. I don't want to see them go and feel its at least a season too soon for them, but if they went I wouldn't be unhappy with the owner, its the nature of the business we're in. sideshow_bob
  • Score: 3

11:09am Thu 10 Jul 14

lifelong red says...

I may be mistaken here , but I swore Power said that we were now in a position whereas we no longer have to sell our best players , if this is the case, then I guess it would be up to the player or players if they wish to leave or not .
I may be mistaken here , but I swore Power said that we were now in a position whereas we no longer have to sell our best players , if this is the case, then I guess it would be up to the player or players if they wish to leave or not . lifelong red
  • Score: 1

1:31pm Thu 10 Jul 14

RamsburyRed says...

This valuation business is very tricky as it basically comes down to what someone is prepared to pay and the club prepared to accept - there is no 'going rate'. So if another club - or better still clubs - really fancies a player prices can get silly. Whereas, as we've seen ourselves in the past, you can put a whole squad up for sale and barely get a flicker of interest.
*
However, the real financial payback for clubs like ours is in the sell-on. A L1 player - however good we think he is - is never going to attract a massive fee because, well, because he's still a L1 player. However, if he proves himself at a higher level then someone who was worth a few hundred thousand could then be worth a few million. We should be aiming to get a 20-25 per cent sell-on, which in the best scenario could be netting us £1m+ down the line.
*
I'm not suggesting the players mentioned should or will be sold. But if they are, the fee we get is likely to disappoint most on here (based on the figures I see above) but there may be a bigger picture.
This valuation business is very tricky as it basically comes down to what someone is prepared to pay and the club prepared to accept - there is no 'going rate'. So if another club - or better still clubs - really fancies a player prices can get silly. Whereas, as we've seen ourselves in the past, you can put a whole squad up for sale and barely get a flicker of interest. * However, the real financial payback for clubs like ours is in the sell-on. A L1 player - however good we think he is - is never going to attract a massive fee because, well, because he's still a L1 player. However, if he proves himself at a higher level then someone who was worth a few hundred thousand could then be worth a few million. We should be aiming to get a 20-25 per cent sell-on, which in the best scenario could be netting us £1m+ down the line. * I'm not suggesting the players mentioned should or will be sold. But if they are, the fee we get is likely to disappoint most on here (based on the figures I see above) but there may be a bigger picture. RamsburyRed
  • Score: 1

4:23pm Thu 10 Jul 14

harley red says...

Bottom line power has no dosh !! So why get involved with a football club ? Simple sells the assets make a tidy sum then fcuks off . You all seem to forget his shady past , so why believe his **** and not jed the gut . The are both crooked !!!!
Bottom line power has no dosh !! So why get involved with a football club ? Simple sells the assets make a tidy sum then fcuks off . You all seem to forget his shady past , so why believe his **** and not jed the gut . The are both crooked !!!! harley red
  • Score: -6

6:40pm Thu 10 Jul 14

dazzastfc says...

umpcah wrote:
old town robin wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
London Red wrote:
What planet do some fans live on?
.
We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold
.
Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value
.
Players have their price at any level and at any club!
.
Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th
.
Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for
.
For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k
I know it's true that every player has his price but sometimes there are moments at a Club when a player is worth more than even his inflated resale value. That's when they provide, stability, leadership and represent hope for the future.

That's where the Thompson Bros stand currently and therefore should not be sold at any price this year.
Manc, agree with your sentiment that they should stay, especially if we are building a team to get us into the Championship in the next year or two. I don't think LR was suggesting they should be sold, only in his opinion that's what our best 5 players would be worth if it became a financial necessity to sell to keep the club on it's feet because of a lack of investors (and that includes fans turning up to watch their team).

Speaking of which, very good article in the Sun on Tuesday of a book written by Lee Price called "turning my back on the premier league". An ex-United fan supporting his local club Dagenham. His closing statement was "The quality of football may lessen as you drop down the leagues but so does the cost and corporate feel. Football to me at least feels good again".

With Arsenal charging £2k a season who can argue with that.
Building a team to get us into the Championship in the next year or two ? More likely to keep us in League 3 ! That`s not trying to be sarcastic by the way.
You beat me to it umpcah....
ANY ONE thinking we are a building team are mental and very deluded.

WE ARE NOT A TEAM THAT IS WORK IN PROGRESS OR BUILDING FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP..
IF we stay up this season it will be a very very good season
Just look what platers we have at the moment and know we are talking about are best players going....
WAKE UP YA NUTTERS..lol
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: What planet do some fans live on? . We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold . Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value . Players have their price at any level and at any club! . Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th . Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for . For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k[/p][/quote]I know it's true that every player has his price but sometimes there are moments at a Club when a player is worth more than even his inflated resale value. That's when they provide, stability, leadership and represent hope for the future. That's where the Thompson Bros stand currently and therefore should not be sold at any price this year.[/p][/quote]Manc, agree with your sentiment that they should stay, especially if we are building a team to get us into the Championship in the next year or two. I don't think LR was suggesting they should be sold, only in his opinion that's what our best 5 players would be worth if it became a financial necessity to sell to keep the club on it's feet because of a lack of investors (and that includes fans turning up to watch their team). Speaking of which, very good article in the Sun on Tuesday of a book written by Lee Price called "turning my back on the premier league". An ex-United fan supporting his local club Dagenham. His closing statement was "The quality of football may lessen as you drop down the leagues but so does the cost and corporate feel. Football to me at least feels good again". With Arsenal charging £2k a season who can argue with that.[/p][/quote]Building a team to get us into the Championship in the next year or two ? More likely to keep us in League 3 ! That`s not trying to be sarcastic by the way.[/p][/quote]You beat me to it umpcah.... ANY ONE thinking we are a building team are mental and very deluded. WE ARE NOT A TEAM THAT IS WORK IN PROGRESS OR BUILDING FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP.. IF we stay up this season it will be a very very good season Just look what platers we have at the moment and know we are talking about are best players going.... WAKE UP YA NUTTERS..lol dazzastfc
  • Score: -4

7:26pm Thu 10 Jul 14

harley red says...

dazzastfc wrote:
umpcah wrote:
old town robin wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
London Red wrote:
What planet do some fans live on?
.
We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold
.
Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value
.
Players have their price at any level and at any club!
.
Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th
.
Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for
.
For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k
I know it's true that every player has his price but sometimes there are moments at a Club when a player is worth more than even his inflated resale value. That's when they provide, stability, leadership and represent hope for the future.

That's where the Thompson Bros stand currently and therefore should not be sold at any price this year.
Manc, agree with your sentiment that they should stay, especially if we are building a team to get us into the Championship in the next year or two. I don't think LR was suggesting they should be sold, only in his opinion that's what our best 5 players would be worth if it became a financial necessity to sell to keep the club on it's feet because of a lack of investors (and that includes fans turning up to watch their team).

Speaking of which, very good article in the Sun on Tuesday of a book written by Lee Price called "turning my back on the premier league". An ex-United fan supporting his local club Dagenham. His closing statement was "The quality of football may lessen as you drop down the leagues but so does the cost and corporate feel. Football to me at least feels good again".

With Arsenal charging £2k a season who can argue with that.
Building a team to get us into the Championship in the next year or two ? More likely to keep us in League 3 ! That`s not trying to be sarcastic by the way.
You beat me to it umpcah....
ANY ONE thinking we are a building team are mental and very deluded.

WE ARE NOT A TEAM THAT IS WORK IN PROGRESS OR BUILDING FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP..
IF we stay up this season it will be a very very good season
Just look what platers we have at the moment and know we are talking about are best players going....
WAKE UP YA NUTTERS..lol
You are easy to please so much ambition , why go if your happy to loose a game ,I hate watching us loose.
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: What planet do some fans live on? . We were owned by a consortium worth over £500m yet still saw McNamee, Cox, Austin, Caddis and Ritchie sold . Lets also not forget the last 2 went for well under their true value . Players have their price at any level and at any club! . Look at Suarez who is leaving Liverpool and Saints losing 4 of their big stars despite finishing 8th . Listen to what Power says - unlike before they will not be allowed to go for under the going rate - that is all we can ask for . For me Wes is £1m+, Nathan and Mass £750k and Louis and Kasim £500k[/p][/quote]I know it's true that every player has his price but sometimes there are moments at a Club when a player is worth more than even his inflated resale value. That's when they provide, stability, leadership and represent hope for the future. That's where the Thompson Bros stand currently and therefore should not be sold at any price this year.[/p][/quote]Manc, agree with your sentiment that they should stay, especially if we are building a team to get us into the Championship in the next year or two. I don't think LR was suggesting they should be sold, only in his opinion that's what our best 5 players would be worth if it became a financial necessity to sell to keep the club on it's feet because of a lack of investors (and that includes fans turning up to watch their team). Speaking of which, very good article in the Sun on Tuesday of a book written by Lee Price called "turning my back on the premier league". An ex-United fan supporting his local club Dagenham. His closing statement was "The quality of football may lessen as you drop down the leagues but so does the cost and corporate feel. Football to me at least feels good again". With Arsenal charging £2k a season who can argue with that.[/p][/quote]Building a team to get us into the Championship in the next year or two ? More likely to keep us in League 3 ! That`s not trying to be sarcastic by the way.[/p][/quote]You beat me to it umpcah.... ANY ONE thinking we are a building team are mental and very deluded. WE ARE NOT A TEAM THAT IS WORK IN PROGRESS OR BUILDING FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP.. IF we stay up this season it will be a very very good season Just look what platers we have at the moment and know we are talking about are best players going.... WAKE UP YA NUTTERS..lol[/p][/quote]You are easy to please so much ambition , why go if your happy to loose a game ,I hate watching us loose. harley red
  • Score: 1
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