SWINDON TOWN: Town to discover Capital One Cup fate tonight

Fernando Torres scores for Chelsea against Swindon Town in the third round of the Capital One Cup last season. Town are hoping to land a big side in round two of this year's competition when the draw is made tonight

Fernando Torres scores for Chelsea against Swindon Town in the third round of the Capital One Cup last season. Town are hoping to land a big side in round two of this year's competition when the draw is made tonight

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SWINDON Town will discover who they will face in the second round of the Capital One Cup when the draw is made later this evening.

The Robins beat Luton Town 2-1 at Kenilworth Road last night, thanks to a brace from Michael Smith, to reach the next stage and are in with a shout of facing Premier League giants such as Manchester United and Newcastle United.

The draw will be made on Sky Sports this evening, following the conclusion of the televised first-round tie between Coventry City and Cardiff City.

Manager Mark Cooper knows landing a big side will significantly boost the club’s coffers, saying: “If we get the right draw then it does help so fingers crossed. Last year we had a cracker when we got Chelsea.

“You either want someone at home who you know you’ve got a real chance of beating or a real money-spinner.”

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12:22pm Wed 13 Aug 14

the don69 says...

Anyone know if the draw is seeded? if so how?
Anyone know if the draw is seeded? if so how? the don69
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12:51pm Wed 13 Aug 14

super reds says...

the don69 wrote:
Anyone know if the draw is seeded? if so how?
No seeded draw as such, the teams in European competition usually don't come in til 3rd round but the teams that are in, it's an open draw
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: Anyone know if the draw is seeded? if so how?[/p][/quote]No seeded draw as such, the teams in European competition usually don't come in til 3rd round but the teams that are in, it's an open draw super reds
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1:00pm Wed 13 Aug 14

London Red says...

I heard it was seeded with the Premiership Sides and top 12 Championship sides seeded - bit like R1 with L1 and L2
I heard it was seeded with the Premiership Sides and top 12 Championship sides seeded - bit like R1 with L1 and L2 London Red
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1:07pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Sparticus says...

From the Capital One Cup website:

Thirteen Premier League clubs enter the competition at this stage, with the remaining seven joining in Round 3 as they are involved in European competition. The draw is seeded, with the top 12 Football League clubs still in the competition (based on last season’s finishing positions) joining the 13 Premier League clubs as seeds.

Unseeded clubs will be subject to a pre-draw to determine a home or away match, with each unseeded team facing a seeded side. Seeded clubs will be drawn out live on Sky Sports News
From the Capital One Cup website: Thirteen Premier League clubs enter the competition at this stage, with the remaining seven joining in Round 3 as they are involved in European competition. The draw is seeded, with the top 12 Football League clubs still in the competition (based on last season’s finishing positions) joining the 13 Premier League clubs as seeds. Unseeded clubs will be subject to a pre-draw to determine a home or away match, with each unseeded team facing a seeded side. Seeded clubs will be drawn out live on Sky Sports News Sparticus
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1:40pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Swindon1984 says...

So who's everyone hoping for then? Would love Reading away myself as it's been a while and you'd imagine we'd take a shedload down there. If a home game then anyone would do, Man Utd would be my top pick for the revenue but if not a big club then someone we can realistically have a chance against. Then Chelsea away in the third round :-)

Who knows what'll happen, there'll be no easy games that's for sure. Couldn't believe the 6-6 Dagenham/Brentford game - just shows form and league position don't always count for a lot in cup games. I know some said the magic's gone from the cup competitions but looking at some of the results and scorelines from last night it's still hotly contested at this stage in the proceedings.
So who's everyone hoping for then? Would love Reading away myself as it's been a while and you'd imagine we'd take a shedload down there. If a home game then anyone would do, Man Utd would be my top pick for the revenue but if not a big club then someone we can realistically have a chance against. Then Chelsea away in the third round :-) Who knows what'll happen, there'll be no easy games that's for sure. Couldn't believe the 6-6 Dagenham/Brentford game - just shows form and league position don't always count for a lot in cup games. I know some said the magic's gone from the cup competitions but looking at some of the results and scorelines from last night it's still hotly contested at this stage in the proceedings. Swindon1984
  • Score: 2

3:16pm Wed 13 Aug 14

London Red says...

Man U away should be the number 1 draw every time - in both cups!
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I don't get anyone who says they don't want the plum tie - don't buy all this "its their reserves" etc - its Man U at Old Trafford and £1m in our bank account!
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If not in this case we should look at anyone else at home - just as there is no other real big boy in yet - I guess also further down the food chain the better chane of getting into R3 and the chance to get one of the big 7 again
Man U away should be the number 1 draw every time - in both cups! . I don't get anyone who says they don't want the plum tie - don't buy all this "its their reserves" etc - its Man U at Old Trafford and £1m in our bank account! . If not in this case we should look at anyone else at home - just as there is no other real big boy in yet - I guess also further down the food chain the better chane of getting into R3 and the chance to get one of the big 7 again London Red
  • Score: 4

3:19pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Victory park helmets STFC Branch says...

lets hope its a top club we get, but its likely to be the Pox! Then the mancs, scourers, Hammers, or Gooners away would be fab!
lets hope its a top club we get, but its likely to be the Pox! Then the mancs, scourers, Hammers, or Gooners away would be fab! Victory park helmets STFC Branch
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3:28pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Oxon-Red says...

I reckon Manure away in round 2 followed by Spurs away in the 3rd round. Would then hope for a home game in round 4 :-)

COYMR
I reckon Manure away in round 2 followed by Spurs away in the 3rd round. Would then hope for a home game in round 4 :-) COYMR Oxon-Red
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4:01pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Wayne Allison Bromham says...

So basically it's a stitch up to suit the bigger teams. What a surprise from the good old FA. Shouldn't be any seeds!!!
So basically it's a stitch up to suit the bigger teams. What a surprise from the good old FA. Shouldn't be any seeds!!! Wayne Allison Bromham
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4:14pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Swindon1984 says...

London Red wrote:
Man U away should be the number 1 draw every time - in both cups! . I don't get anyone who says they don't want the plum tie - don't buy all this "its their reserves" etc - its Man U at Old Trafford and £1m in our bank account! . If not in this case we should look at anyone else at home - just as there is no other real big boy in yet - I guess also further down the food chain the better chane of getting into R3 and the chance to get one of the big 7 again
Agreed, it won't be reserves from Man U and even if it was getting a draw against a team like that will always be a money spinner.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Man U away should be the number 1 draw every time - in both cups! . I don't get anyone who says they don't want the plum tie - don't buy all this "its their reserves" etc - its Man U at Old Trafford and £1m in our bank account! . If not in this case we should look at anyone else at home - just as there is no other real big boy in yet - I guess also further down the food chain the better chane of getting into R3 and the chance to get one of the big 7 again[/p][/quote]Agreed, it won't be reserves from Man U and even if it was getting a draw against a team like that will always be a money spinner. Swindon1984
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4:31pm Wed 13 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

Wayne Allison Bromham wrote:
So basically it's a stitch up to suit the bigger teams. What a surprise from the good old FA. Shouldn't be any seeds!!!
Stitch up?
The top teams won't relish coming here, they will have to work hard like Chelsea done last year.
[quote][p][bold]Wayne Allison Bromham[/bold] wrote: So basically it's a stitch up to suit the bigger teams. What a surprise from the good old FA. Shouldn't be any seeds!!![/p][/quote]Stitch up? The top teams won't relish coming here, they will have to work hard like Chelsea done last year. smirg kcab
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5:01pm Wed 13 Aug 14

mcenirm says...

SWINDON Town Football Club are believed to owe Wiltshire Police approximately £30,000 in unpaid funds.

It is believed the money dates back to the final four home games last season.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "Wiltshire Police remain in discussion with Swindon Town Football Club regarding unpaid funds.

“We are hopeful that this situation will be resolved as soon as possible.

“It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”

A spokesperson for STFC said: "The club would not like to comment on this matter directly but can confirm that a meeting between club officials and high-ranking police officials took place recently.


"The club look forward to cementing their good relationship with Wiltshire Police over the forthcoming season and beyond."
SWINDON Town Football Club are believed to owe Wiltshire Police approximately £30,000 in unpaid funds. It is believed the money dates back to the final four home games last season. A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "Wiltshire Police remain in discussion with Swindon Town Football Club regarding unpaid funds. “We are hopeful that this situation will be resolved as soon as possible. “It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.” A spokesperson for STFC said: "The club would not like to comment on this matter directly but can confirm that a meeting between club officials and high-ranking police officials took place recently. "The club look forward to cementing their good relationship with Wiltshire Police over the forthcoming season and beyond." mcenirm
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5:01pm Wed 13 Aug 14

London Red says...

Does seem a bit strange that the bigger sides are given apotentially easier draw - i.e no possible all prem clashes - until the next round
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Ask Man U now would you prefer a L2, L1 or lower Championship side or another Prem side and they will opt for the seeded route everytime
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Victory - we can't get another L1 or L2 side - as the draw is seeded
Does seem a bit strange that the bigger sides are given apotentially easier draw - i.e no possible all prem clashes - until the next round . Ask Man U now would you prefer a L2, L1 or lower Championship side or another Prem side and they will opt for the seeded route everytime . Victory - we can't get another L1 or L2 side - as the draw is seeded London Red
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5:17pm Wed 13 Aug 14

redbythesea says...

Wayne Allison Bromham wrote:
So basically it's a stitch up to suit the bigger teams. What a surprise from the good old FA. Shouldn't be any seeds!!!
That's the thing I love about these forums. The way they give the true football fan the chance to show off their football knowledge. Like blaming the FA for something that's got absolutely nothing to do with them. Perhaps it's sponsorship that confuses them, as when it was called the League cup, the clue was in the title :-)
[quote][p][bold]Wayne Allison Bromham[/bold] wrote: So basically it's a stitch up to suit the bigger teams. What a surprise from the good old FA. Shouldn't be any seeds!!![/p][/quote]That's the thing I love about these forums. The way they give the true football fan the chance to show off their football knowledge. Like blaming the FA for something that's got absolutely nothing to do with them. Perhaps it's sponsorship that confuses them, as when it was called the League cup, the clue was in the title :-) redbythesea
  • Score: 1

6:01pm Wed 13 Aug 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Redbythesea brilliant really made me laugh that. Big team away for me every time. Atmosphere at QPR or Chelsea at home incomparable. Wouldn't mind Brentford away for a tiny bit of revenge if not a biggy. Anyone clever than me find what number we are in the draw?
Redbythesea brilliant really made me laugh that. Big team away for me every time. Atmosphere at QPR or Chelsea at home incomparable. Wouldn't mind Brentford away for a tiny bit of revenge if not a biggy. Anyone clever than me find what number we are in the draw? dreamofacleansheet2
  • Score: 0

6:14pm Wed 13 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

C Palace home or S Wednesday will do me
C Palace home or S Wednesday will do me dazzastfc
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7:26pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

London Red wrote:
Man U away should be the number 1 draw every time - in both cups!
.
I don't get anyone who says they don't want the plum tie - don't buy all this "its their reserves" etc - its Man U at Old Trafford and £1m in our bank account!
.
If not in this case we should look at anyone else at home - just as there is no other real big boy in yet - I guess also further down the food chain the better chane of getting into R3 and the chance to get one of the big 7 again
LR, you've ignored what I said about Man United. I said the money would be very useful. Of course we would all want that.

My point was that from a purely footballing perspective I would prefer a proper battle between two teams giving it a real go (like last night? you were there, I wasn't) to a mismatch where all we try to do is keep the score down - as against Chelsea - or a run-out against a second string.

If you don't like that view, fine. But please take it for what it is, not what you want it to mean.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Man U away should be the number 1 draw every time - in both cups! . I don't get anyone who says they don't want the plum tie - don't buy all this "its their reserves" etc - its Man U at Old Trafford and £1m in our bank account! . If not in this case we should look at anyone else at home - just as there is no other real big boy in yet - I guess also further down the food chain the better chane of getting into R3 and the chance to get one of the big 7 again[/p][/quote]LR, you've ignored what I said about Man United. I said the money would be very useful. Of course we would all want that. My point was that from a purely footballing perspective I would prefer a proper battle between two teams giving it a real go (like last night? you were there, I wasn't) to a mismatch where all we try to do is keep the score down - as against Chelsea - or a run-out against a second string. If you don't like that view, fine. But please take it for what it is, not what you want it to mean. Oi Den!
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7:26pm Wed 13 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Well well well, so old Jock was talking b0llocks when he said on these threads before the start if the season that there was a financial black hole and that STFC owed the local plod £20k and now weeks later the tortoise like Adver are flaunting it as "breaking news"
I was awarded tons of thumbs downs and derided by the likes of Chish & Fips and others.
The only fact I got wrong was that it's actually worse than my figure but that may well be with the passing of time since I was told there was a problem.

So gentlemen I'm more than happy to accept your most 'umble apologies and those of all the minus muppets (if they've got the balls to identify themselves of course).

And for all the other doubting Thomas's who still think Mr Power is operating a debt free operation - dream on and keep wearing the rose tinted. Wasn't it only today or yesterday that LP said the balance sheet figures added up? Doesn't look like it to me, and happy clappers ask yourself this little nugget " if the club owes Plod £30k who else do they owe money to?"
Could the reason why the scoreboard and tannoy in the DR weren't working on Saturday be because STFC are on stop with their suppliers for non payment?
My statement about a financial black hole doesn't sound so fanciful now eh chaps?
Well well well, so old Jock was talking b0llocks when he said on these threads before the start if the season that there was a financial black hole and that STFC owed the local plod £20k and now weeks later the tortoise like Adver are flaunting it as "breaking news" I was awarded tons of thumbs downs and derided by the likes of Chish & Fips and others. The only fact I got wrong was that it's actually worse than my figure but that may well be with the passing of time since I was told there was a problem. So gentlemen I'm more than happy to accept your most 'umble apologies and those of all the minus muppets (if they've got the balls to identify themselves of course). And for all the other doubting Thomas's who still think Mr Power is operating a debt free operation - dream on and keep wearing the rose tinted. Wasn't it only today or yesterday that LP said the balance sheet figures added up? Doesn't look like it to me, and happy clappers ask yourself this little nugget " if the club owes Plod £30k who else do they owe money to?" Could the reason why the scoreboard and tannoy in the DR weren't working on Saturday be because STFC are on stop with their suppliers for non payment? My statement about a financial black hole doesn't sound so fanciful now eh chaps? The Jockster
  • Score: -6

7:30pm Wed 13 Aug 14

grove red says...

Unseeded clubs will be subject to a pre-draw to determine a home or away match, with each unseeded team facing a seeded side. Seeded clubs will be drawn out live on Sky Sports News with the draw numbers as listed below.

Please note the final list of seeded teams is dependent upon the result of the Coventry City versus Cardiff City match this evening.

Seeded Teams and Draw Numbers

1. AFC Bournemouth
2. Aston Villa
3. Bolton Wanderers
4. Brighton & Hove Albion
5. Burnley
6. Crystal Palace
7. Derby County
8. Fulham
9. Leeds United
10. Leicester City
11. Manchester United
12. Middlesbrough
13. Newcastle United
14. Norwich City
15. Nottingham Forest
16. Queens Park Rangers
17. Reading
18. Southampton
19. Stoke City
20. Sunderland
21. Swansea City
22. Watford
23. West Bromwich Albion
24. West Ham United
25. Cardiff City or Sheffield Wednesday*

*If Cardiff City win, Sheffield Wednesday will be added to the UNSEEDED list.


Unseeded Teams

Birmingham City
Bradford City
Brentford
Burton Albion
Charlton Athletic
Crawley Town
Crewe Alexandra
Doncaster Rovers
Gillingham
Huddersfield Town
Leyton Orient
Millwall
Milton Keynes Dons
Northampton Town
Oxford United
Port Vale
Portsmouth
Preston North End
Rotherham United
Scunthorpe United
Shrewsbury Town
Swindon Town
Walsall
Sheffield United / Mansfield Town
Sheffield Wednesday or Coventry City**

** If Coventry City beat Cardiff City, Sheffield Wednesday are added to the SEEDED list.
Unseeded clubs will be subject to a pre-draw to determine a home or away match, with each unseeded team facing a seeded side. Seeded clubs will be drawn out live on Sky Sports News with the draw numbers as listed below. Please note the final list of seeded teams is dependent upon the result of the Coventry City versus Cardiff City match this evening. Seeded Teams and Draw Numbers 1. AFC Bournemouth 2. Aston Villa 3. Bolton Wanderers 4. Brighton & Hove Albion 5. Burnley 6. Crystal Palace 7. Derby County 8. Fulham 9. Leeds United 10. Leicester City 11. Manchester United 12. Middlesbrough 13. Newcastle United 14. Norwich City 15. Nottingham Forest 16. Queens Park Rangers 17. Reading 18. Southampton 19. Stoke City 20. Sunderland 21. Swansea City 22. Watford 23. West Bromwich Albion 24. West Ham United 25. Cardiff City or Sheffield Wednesday* *If Cardiff City win, Sheffield Wednesday will be added to the UNSEEDED list. Unseeded Teams Birmingham City Bradford City Brentford Burton Albion Charlton Athletic Crawley Town Crewe Alexandra Doncaster Rovers Gillingham Huddersfield Town Leyton Orient Millwall Milton Keynes Dons Northampton Town Oxford United Port Vale Portsmouth Preston North End Rotherham United Scunthorpe United Shrewsbury Town Swindon Town Walsall Sheffield United / Mansfield Town Sheffield Wednesday or Coventry City** ** If Coventry City beat Cardiff City, Sheffield Wednesday are added to the SEEDED list. grove red
  • Score: 3

7:31pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

The Jockster wrote:
Well well well, so old Jock was talking b0llocks when he said on these threads before the start if the season that there was a financial black hole and that STFC owed the local plod £20k and now weeks later the tortoise like Adver are flaunting it as "breaking news"
I was awarded tons of thumbs downs and derided by the likes of Chish & Fips and others.
The only fact I got wrong was that it's actually worse than my figure but that may well be with the passing of time since I was told there was a problem.

So gentlemen I'm more than happy to accept your most 'umble apologies and those of all the minus muppets (if they've got the balls to identify themselves of course).

And for all the other doubting Thomas's who still think Mr Power is operating a debt free operation - dream on and keep wearing the rose tinted. Wasn't it only today or yesterday that LP said the balance sheet figures added up? Doesn't look like it to me, and happy clappers ask yourself this little nugget " if the club owes Plod £30k who else do they owe money to?"
Could the reason why the scoreboard and tannoy in the DR weren't working on Saturday be because STFC are on stop with their suppliers for non payment?
My statement about a financial black hole doesn't sound so fanciful now eh chaps?
Wasting your time mate. You know the rules. If your news doesn't have everyone doing cartwheels of delight, keep it to yourself.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Well well well, so old Jock was talking b0llocks when he said on these threads before the start if the season that there was a financial black hole and that STFC owed the local plod £20k and now weeks later the tortoise like Adver are flaunting it as "breaking news" I was awarded tons of thumbs downs and derided by the likes of Chish & Fips and others. The only fact I got wrong was that it's actually worse than my figure but that may well be with the passing of time since I was told there was a problem. So gentlemen I'm more than happy to accept your most 'umble apologies and those of all the minus muppets (if they've got the balls to identify themselves of course). And for all the other doubting Thomas's who still think Mr Power is operating a debt free operation - dream on and keep wearing the rose tinted. Wasn't it only today or yesterday that LP said the balance sheet figures added up? Doesn't look like it to me, and happy clappers ask yourself this little nugget " if the club owes Plod £30k who else do they owe money to?" Could the reason why the scoreboard and tannoy in the DR weren't working on Saturday be because STFC are on stop with their suppliers for non payment? My statement about a financial black hole doesn't sound so fanciful now eh chaps?[/p][/quote]Wasting your time mate. You know the rules. If your news doesn't have everyone doing cartwheels of delight, keep it to yourself. Oi Den!
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7:48pm Wed 13 Aug 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

mcenirm wrote:
SWINDON Town Football Club are believed to owe Wiltshire Police approximately £30,000 in unpaid funds.

It is believed the money dates back to the final four home games last season.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "Wiltshire Police remain in discussion with Swindon Town Football Club regarding unpaid funds.

“We are hopeful that this situation will be resolved as soon as possible.

“It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”

A spokesperson for STFC said: "The club would not like to comment on this matter directly but can confirm that a meeting between club officials and high-ranking police officials took place recently.


"The club look forward to cementing their good relationship with Wiltshire Police over the forthcoming season and beyond."
Maybe they can boost their owns funds by catching motorists exceeding speed limits by the odd 5mph.
[quote][p][bold]mcenirm[/bold] wrote: SWINDON Town Football Club are believed to owe Wiltshire Police approximately £30,000 in unpaid funds. It is believed the money dates back to the final four home games last season. A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "Wiltshire Police remain in discussion with Swindon Town Football Club regarding unpaid funds. “We are hopeful that this situation will be resolved as soon as possible. “It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.” A spokesperson for STFC said: "The club would not like to comment on this matter directly but can confirm that a meeting between club officials and high-ranking police officials took place recently. "The club look forward to cementing their good relationship with Wiltshire Police over the forthcoming season and beyond."[/p][/quote]Maybe they can boost their owns funds by catching motorists exceeding speed limits by the odd 5mph. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 1

7:48pm Wed 13 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

You're probably right Den but sometimes, just sometimes it's satisfying to prove that comments made (in this case well in advance of the Adver) are correct.
You're probably right Den but sometimes, just sometimes it's satisfying to prove that comments made (in this case well in advance of the Adver) are correct. The Jockster
  • Score: 1

8:19pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Chish and Fips says...

The Jockster wrote:
You're probably right Den but sometimes, just sometimes it's satisfying to prove that comments made (in this case well in advance of the Adver) are correct.
Brownie Points for you there Jock .... or do we rename you Mystic Meg now :o)

Not really sure what it achieved for the club by you posting it on here though...
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: You're probably right Den but sometimes, just sometimes it's satisfying to prove that comments made (in this case well in advance of the Adver) are correct.[/p][/quote]Brownie Points for you there Jock .... or do we rename you Mystic Meg now :o) Not really sure what it achieved for the club by you posting it on here though... Chish and Fips
  • Score: 3

8:41pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Bassett Hound says...

Not paying a bill for 3 months or so is one thing, a £2m black hole is another. If it is true why has not one player been sold ? and why has Lee Power said only today that the balance sheet is where he would like it to be ? Is he telling porkies ?

I would think any money owed is to him, as he as financed the club up to its current break even situation,as he said he would. He also said after the court cases that everything was under control,was he telling porkies again ?
If it turns out there is a missing £2m you really are related to mystic meg
Not paying a bill for 3 months or so is one thing, a £2m black hole is another. If it is true why has not one player been sold ? and why has Lee Power said only today that the balance sheet is where he would like it to be ? Is he telling porkies ? I would think any money owed is to him, as he as financed the club up to its current break even situation,as he said he would. He also said after the court cases that everything was under control,was he telling porkies again ? If it turns out there is a missing £2m you really are related to mystic meg Bassett Hound
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8:51pm Wed 13 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
You're probably right Den but sometimes, just sometimes it's satisfying to prove that comments made (in this case well in advance of the Adver) are correct.
Brownie Points for you there Jock .... or do we rename you Mystic Meg now :o)

Not really sure what it achieved for the club by you posting it on here though...
Chish I couldn't post on the actual article because it didn't allow comments and given I posted the original statement on here it's logical to comment now the news has broken.
You're not sure what it's achieved ? May I enlighten you then- what it's shown is that we as supporters shouldn't necessarily take the spoonful of medicine dished out by Power and Shah as being the cure all ailments remedy. As I said Power has just stated that the balance sheet is in order but it obviously isn't is it - we are in a degree of debt and as I asked is the police bill just the tip of the iceberg?
Don't you think it would be reassuring for fans to be told whether the plod bill is a one off - you'll notice they declined to comment! - or whether as before (and for which I was also castigated) there are other suppliers who haven't been paid.
IMO and despite Power's statement
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: You're probably right Den but sometimes, just sometimes it's satisfying to prove that comments made (in this case well in advance of the Adver) are correct.[/p][/quote]Brownie Points for you there Jock .... or do we rename you Mystic Meg now :o) Not really sure what it achieved for the club by you posting it on here though...[/p][/quote]Chish I couldn't post on the actual article because it didn't allow comments and given I posted the original statement on here it's logical to comment now the news has broken. You're not sure what it's achieved ? May I enlighten you then- what it's shown is that we as supporters shouldn't necessarily take the spoonful of medicine dished out by Power and Shah as being the cure all ailments remedy. As I said Power has just stated that the balance sheet is in order but it obviously isn't is it - we are in a degree of debt and as I asked is the police bill just the tip of the iceberg? Don't you think it would be reassuring for fans to be told whether the plod bill is a one off - you'll notice they declined to comment! - or whether as before (and for which I was also castigated) there are other suppliers who haven't been paid. IMO and despite Power's statement The Jockster
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8:52pm Wed 13 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

.....to the contrary we might well be selling players to pay the bills!
.....to the contrary we might well be selling players to pay the bills! The Jockster
  • Score: 0

9:13pm Wed 13 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
Not paying a bill for 3 months or so is one thing, a £2m black hole is another. If it is true why has not one player been sold ? and why has Lee Power said only today that the balance sheet is where he would like it to be ? Is he telling porkies ?

I would think any money owed is to him, as he as financed the club up to its current break even situation,as he said he would. He also said after the court cases that everything was under control,was he telling porkies again ?
If it turns out there is a missing £2m you really are related to mystic meg
Bassett I'm just amazed that there are so many happy clappers who still believe everything they're told and if nothing else doesn't an unpaid bill of £30k set the alarm bells ringing that there might be others as well? I
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: Not paying a bill for 3 months or so is one thing, a £2m black hole is another. If it is true why has not one player been sold ? and why has Lee Power said only today that the balance sheet is where he would like it to be ? Is he telling porkies ? I would think any money owed is to him, as he as financed the club up to its current break even situation,as he said he would. He also said after the court cases that everything was under control,was he telling porkies again ? If it turns out there is a missing £2m you really are related to mystic meg[/p][/quote]Bassett I'm just amazed that there are so many happy clappers who still believe everything they're told and if nothing else doesn't an unpaid bill of £30k set the alarm bells ringing that there might be others as well? I The Jockster
  • Score: 0

9:16pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Bassett Hound says...

The Jockster wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
You're probably right Den but sometimes, just sometimes it's satisfying to prove that comments made (in this case well in advance of the Adver) are correct.
Brownie Points for you there Jock .... or do we rename you Mystic Meg now :o)

Not really sure what it achieved for the club by you posting it on here though...
Chish I couldn't post on the actual article because it didn't allow comments and given I posted the original statement on here it's logical to comment now the news has broken.
You're not sure what it's achieved ? May I enlighten you then- what it's shown is that we as supporters shouldn't necessarily take the spoonful of medicine dished out by Power and Shah as being the cure all ailments remedy. As I said Power has just stated that the balance sheet is in order but it obviously isn't is it - we are in a degree of debt and as I asked is the police bill just the tip of the iceberg?
Don't you think it would be reassuring for fans to be told whether the plod bill is a one off - you'll notice they declined to comment! - or whether as before (and for which I was also castigated) there are other suppliers who haven't been paid.
IMO and despite Power's statement
Are you saying that we should have no debts at all. All clubs have debts,also clubs might not pay the bill until a possible query is sorted out.
Leeds United did not pay their police bill for a long time,they went to court in the end because they thought the bill was to high. Leeds won the case .

You might well be right and we are in trouble and as you said in your original post, administration looms,but at the moment I prefer to believe Lee Power
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: You're probably right Den but sometimes, just sometimes it's satisfying to prove that comments made (in this case well in advance of the Adver) are correct.[/p][/quote]Brownie Points for you there Jock .... or do we rename you Mystic Meg now :o) Not really sure what it achieved for the club by you posting it on here though...[/p][/quote]Chish I couldn't post on the actual article because it didn't allow comments and given I posted the original statement on here it's logical to comment now the news has broken. You're not sure what it's achieved ? May I enlighten you then- what it's shown is that we as supporters shouldn't necessarily take the spoonful of medicine dished out by Power and Shah as being the cure all ailments remedy. As I said Power has just stated that the balance sheet is in order but it obviously isn't is it - we are in a degree of debt and as I asked is the police bill just the tip of the iceberg? Don't you think it would be reassuring for fans to be told whether the plod bill is a one off - you'll notice they declined to comment! - or whether as before (and for which I was also castigated) there are other suppliers who haven't been paid. IMO and despite Power's statement[/p][/quote]Are you saying that we should have no debts at all. All clubs have debts,also clubs might not pay the bill until a possible query is sorted out. Leeds United did not pay their police bill for a long time,they went to court in the end because they thought the bill was to high. Leeds won the case . You might well be right and we are in trouble and as you said in your original post, administration looms,but at the moment I prefer to believe Lee Power Bassett Hound
  • Score: 0

9:22pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
You're probably right Den but sometimes, just sometimes it's satisfying to prove that comments made (in this case well in advance of the Adver) are correct.
Brownie Points for you there Jock .... or do we rename you Mystic Meg now :o)

Not really sure what it achieved for the club by you posting it on here though...
Chish, does anybody ever achieve anything for the club by posting on here? That's not the object is it? It's all about discussion and debate. Sometimes people, e.g. fredi and Jock, contribute very interesting bits of news about the club. Nobody has to take it as gospel but I wouldn't treat it with disrespect either. I am aware of a very interesting fact about the Town's relationship with a certain Premier League club. It will never be posted on here because I know it's a cast iron certainty that it would be rubbished.

The way we achieve something for the club is by going through the turnstiles at the County Ground or away from home, supporting it financially and vocally. The rest of it is largely froth - and most of us would have to plead guilty to that to one degree or another.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: You're probably right Den but sometimes, just sometimes it's satisfying to prove that comments made (in this case well in advance of the Adver) are correct.[/p][/quote]Brownie Points for you there Jock .... or do we rename you Mystic Meg now :o) Not really sure what it achieved for the club by you posting it on here though...[/p][/quote]Chish, does anybody ever achieve anything for the club by posting on here? That's not the object is it? It's all about discussion and debate. Sometimes people, e.g. fredi and Jock, contribute very interesting bits of news about the club. Nobody has to take it as gospel but I wouldn't treat it with disrespect either. I am aware of a very interesting fact about the Town's relationship with a certain Premier League club. It will never be posted on here because I know it's a cast iron certainty that it would be rubbished. The way we achieve something for the club is by going through the turnstiles at the County Ground or away from home, supporting it financially and vocally. The rest of it is largely froth - and most of us would have to plead guilty to that to one degree or another. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

9:30pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Bassett Hound says...

The Jockster wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
Not paying a bill for 3 months or so is one thing, a £2m black hole is another. If it is true why has not one player been sold ? and why has Lee Power said only today that the balance sheet is where he would like it to be ? Is he telling porkies ?

I would think any money owed is to him, as he as financed the club up to its current break even situation,as he said he would. He also said after the court cases that everything was under control,was he telling porkies again ?
If it turns out there is a missing £2m you really are related to mystic meg
Bassett I'm just amazed that there are so many happy clappers who still believe everything they're told and if nothing else doesn't an unpaid bill of £30k set the alarm bells ringing that there might be others as well? I
Jock, Of course there will be other late payments due, clubs will hang on to their money as long as they can. As I said in another post ,how do you know there is not a query ?
I would think a debt of 3 months is the norm for most football league clubs.

You seem convinced we are in trouble but I don't . God forbid you may be right.. If we had serious cash flow problems players would have been sold by now
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: Not paying a bill for 3 months or so is one thing, a £2m black hole is another. If it is true why has not one player been sold ? and why has Lee Power said only today that the balance sheet is where he would like it to be ? Is he telling porkies ? I would think any money owed is to him, as he as financed the club up to its current break even situation,as he said he would. He also said after the court cases that everything was under control,was he telling porkies again ? If it turns out there is a missing £2m you really are related to mystic meg[/p][/quote]Bassett I'm just amazed that there are so many happy clappers who still believe everything they're told and if nothing else doesn't an unpaid bill of £30k set the alarm bells ringing that there might be others as well? I[/p][/quote]Jock, Of course there will be other late payments due, clubs will hang on to their money as long as they can. As I said in another post ,how do you know there is not a query ? I would think a debt of 3 months is the norm for most football league clubs. You seem convinced we are in trouble but I don't . God forbid you may be right.. If we had serious cash flow problems players would have been sold by now Bassett Hound
  • Score: 2

9:35pm Wed 13 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

Well we older fans have been shot up the backside so many times over the years by this club its a wonder we"re not minus a a... hole - this club has got a long... long history of misdemenours so please forgive me for not disbelieving this . Jock got the first part right - so no reason not to believe on the second - the 2m black hole - the audit was promised yonks ago but still nothing . The club needs to come out and tell the fans the truth .
Well we older fans have been shot up the backside so many times over the years by this club its a wonder we"re not minus a a... hole - this club has got a long... long history of misdemenours so please forgive me for not disbelieving this . Jock got the first part right - so no reason not to believe on the second - the 2m black hole - the audit was promised yonks ago but still nothing . The club needs to come out and tell the fans the truth . lifelong red
  • Score: 6

9:39pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Cleuso says...

All Jockster really has to do is bring 1000 of his mates to the next game and the club could clear that debt...

Over to you Jockster....
All Jockster really has to do is bring 1000 of his mates to the next game and the club could clear that debt... Over to you Jockster.... Cleuso
  • Score: 1

9:41pm Wed 13 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
You're probably right Den but sometimes, just sometimes it's satisfying to prove that comments made (in this case well in advance of the Adver) are correct.
Brownie Points for you there Jock .... or do we rename you Mystic Meg now :o)

Not really sure what it achieved for the club by you posting it on here though...
Chish I couldn't post on the actual article because it didn't allow comments and given I posted the original statement on here it's logical to comment now the news has broken.
You're not sure what it's achieved ? May I enlighten you then- what it's shown is that we as supporters shouldn't necessarily take the spoonful of medicine dished out by Power and Shah as being the cure all ailments remedy. As I said Power has just stated that the balance sheet is in order but it obviously isn't is it - we are in a degree of debt and as I asked is the police bill just the tip of the iceberg?
Don't you think it would be reassuring for fans to be told whether the plod bill is a one off - you'll notice they declined to comment! - or whether as before (and for which I was also castigated) there are other suppliers who haven't been paid.
IMO and despite Power's statement
Are you saying that we should have no debts at all. All clubs have debts,also clubs might not pay the bill until a possible query is sorted out.
Leeds United did not pay their police bill for a long time,they went to court in the end because they thought the bill was to high. Leeds won the case .

You might well be right and we are in trouble and as you said in your original post, administration looms,but at the moment I prefer to believe Lee Power
Bassett of course every business has operational debts but most successful businesses are able to manage it and keep it under control. In this instance there is no suggestion of a Leeds type query so to me an overdue bill going back several months is worrying. I was told it was 20k but it's 30k, doesn't that just get you thinking there just might be other similar size bills unpaid - the club even admitted last season that "several" suppliers hadn't been paid. Also can you tell me how we are breaking even - season ticket sales are down so advance revenue is down which must make the cash flow forecast unpleasant reading. If I was LP I'd be hoping our impressive start to the season continues and we advance as far as possible in the cup competitions to boost income otherwise I can see players being sold despite the current denial.
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: You're probably right Den but sometimes, just sometimes it's satisfying to prove that comments made (in this case well in advance of the Adver) are correct.[/p][/quote]Brownie Points for you there Jock .... or do we rename you Mystic Meg now :o) Not really sure what it achieved for the club by you posting it on here though...[/p][/quote]Chish I couldn't post on the actual article because it didn't allow comments and given I posted the original statement on here it's logical to comment now the news has broken. You're not sure what it's achieved ? May I enlighten you then- what it's shown is that we as supporters shouldn't necessarily take the spoonful of medicine dished out by Power and Shah as being the cure all ailments remedy. As I said Power has just stated that the balance sheet is in order but it obviously isn't is it - we are in a degree of debt and as I asked is the police bill just the tip of the iceberg? Don't you think it would be reassuring for fans to be told whether the plod bill is a one off - you'll notice they declined to comment! - or whether as before (and for which I was also castigated) there are other suppliers who haven't been paid. IMO and despite Power's statement[/p][/quote]Are you saying that we should have no debts at all. All clubs have debts,also clubs might not pay the bill until a possible query is sorted out. Leeds United did not pay their police bill for a long time,they went to court in the end because they thought the bill was to high. Leeds won the case . You might well be right and we are in trouble and as you said in your original post, administration looms,but at the moment I prefer to believe Lee Power[/p][/quote]Bassett of course every business has operational debts but most successful businesses are able to manage it and keep it under control. In this instance there is no suggestion of a Leeds type query so to me an overdue bill going back several months is worrying. I was told it was 20k but it's 30k, doesn't that just get you thinking there just might be other similar size bills unpaid - the club even admitted last season that "several" suppliers hadn't been paid. Also can you tell me how we are breaking even - season ticket sales are down so advance revenue is down which must make the cash flow forecast unpleasant reading. If I was LP I'd be hoping our impressive start to the season continues and we advance as far as possible in the cup competitions to boost income otherwise I can see players being sold despite the current denial. The Jockster
  • Score: -1

9:52pm Wed 13 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Cleuso I try to do my bit I was at Luton last night and try to encourage floating voters that we're playing good footie (which we are at the mo)and from my perspective all I'd like is total honesty from the club and not perhaps could be termed half truths sometimes- as lifelong said where's the promised audit report - how many months is that now?
I really hope I'm wrong about all this but the signs aren't good IMO.
Cleuso I try to do my bit I was at Luton last night and try to encourage floating voters that we're playing good footie (which we are at the mo)and from my perspective all I'd like is total honesty from the club and not perhaps could be termed half truths sometimes- as lifelong said where's the promised audit report - how many months is that now? I really hope I'm wrong about all this but the signs aren't good IMO. The Jockster
  • Score: 0

9:52pm Wed 13 Aug 14

dannyboy stm says...

Hi all...I have,nt got SKY .....can someone please put me out of my misery when they know our next cup opponents.......than
ks.
Hi all...I have,nt got SKY .....can someone please put me out of my misery when they know our next cup opponents.......than ks. dannyboy stm
  • Score: 1

9:54pm Wed 13 Aug 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Let's hope we get number 11 away. Thank you Grove Red appreciated.

COYR

Den please disclose your prem league link info... Jock every right to question, why wouldn't you? Up to everyone to make own decisions on it.
Let's hope we get number 11 away. Thank you Grove Red appreciated. COYR Den please disclose your prem league link info... Jock every right to question, why wouldn't you? Up to everyone to make own decisions on it. dreamofacleansheet2
  • Score: 1

10:03pm Wed 13 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Home to Brighton
Home to Brighton The Jockster
  • Score: 0

10:07pm Wed 13 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

The Jockster wrote:
Home to Brighton
Good draw I thought mate...
I see you had a dislike for your post
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Home to Brighton[/p][/quote]Good draw I thought mate... I see you had a dislike for your post dazzastfc
  • Score: -3

10:07pm Wed 13 Aug 14

London Red says...

Good chance of progressing - no chance of TV though
Good chance of progressing - no chance of TV though London Red
  • Score: 1

10:08pm Wed 13 Aug 14

dannyboy stm says...

Thanks Jock.
Thanks Jock. dannyboy stm
  • Score: 1

10:15pm Wed 13 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

dazzastfc wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Home to Brighton
Good draw I thought mate...
I see you had a dislike for your post
Dazzler the day I don't get a dislike lol! Mind you the +\- thing is all bowlocks because you can vote endlessly by just refreshing the thread from an i-phone.
Yes not a bad draw and home so a chance to progress further provided we apply ourselves like we've done in our first two games.
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Home to Brighton[/p][/quote]Good draw I thought mate... I see you had a dislike for your post[/p][/quote]Dazzler the day I don't get a dislike lol! Mind you the +\- thing is all bowlocks because you can vote endlessly by just refreshing the thread from an i-phone. Yes not a bad draw and home so a chance to progress further provided we apply ourselves like we've done in our first two games. The Jockster
  • Score: -1

10:15pm Wed 13 Aug 14

andy5364 says...

Good winnable draw with both teams trying to play football on the deck .. looking forward to it . Coyr
Good winnable draw with both teams trying to play football on the deck .. looking forward to it . Coyr andy5364
  • Score: 4

10:16pm Wed 13 Aug 14

the don69 says...

The Jockster wrote:
Home to Brighton
Maybe they will make a few quid to pay Mr Plod???
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Home to Brighton[/p][/quote]Maybe they will make a few quid to pay Mr Plod??? the don69
  • Score: 3

10:25pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

the don69 wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Home to Brighton
Maybe they will make a few quid to pay Mr Plod???
That'll be the Old Bill bill.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Home to Brighton[/p][/quote]Maybe they will make a few quid to pay Mr Plod???[/p][/quote]That'll be the Old Bill bill. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

10:31pm Wed 13 Aug 14

old town robin says...

bring back Navarro, 2 goals against his old team and best game i saw him play for us.

Pleased we got the home draw, fixture list states Wednesday August 27th, that could change to Tuesday of course. Two weeks time, followed by JPT on Sept 1st, Not sure but isn't it Plymouth away for that 1st round game?
bring back Navarro, 2 goals against his old team and best game i saw him play for us. Pleased we got the home draw, fixture list states Wednesday August 27th, that could change to Tuesday of course. Two weeks time, followed by JPT on Sept 1st, Not sure but isn't it Plymouth away for that 1st round game? old town robin
  • Score: 0

10:36pm Wed 13 Aug 14

therock4u says...

I'm not saying everything is rosy, like most we don't know the facts.
Power has said everything is in order, so for me he has he money to pay the police.
I think I would query why I was being charged £7500 a match, when the policing is very minimal on match days.
I'm not even sure what they do.
I'm not saying everything is rosy, like most we don't know the facts. Power has said everything is in order, so for me he has he money to pay the police. I think I would query why I was being charged £7500 a match, when the policing is very minimal on match days. I'm not even sure what they do. therock4u
  • Score: 1

10:48pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Bassett Hound says...

therock4u wrote:
I'm not saying everything is rosy, like most we don't know the facts.
Power has said everything is in order, so for me he has he money to pay the police.
I think I would query why I was being charged £7500 a match, when the policing is very minimal on match days.
I'm not even sure what they do.
This happened to Leeds United with the Yorkshire police,they refused to pay and it went to court Leeds won their case and had the bill reduced.
[quote][p][bold]therock4u[/bold] wrote: I'm not saying everything is rosy, like most we don't know the facts. Power has said everything is in order, so for me he has he money to pay the police. I think I would query why I was being charged £7500 a match, when the policing is very minimal on match days. I'm not even sure what they do.[/p][/quote]This happened to Leeds United with the Yorkshire police,they refused to pay and it went to court Leeds won their case and had the bill reduced. Bassett Hound
  • Score: 0

10:49pm Wed 13 Aug 14

the don69 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
the don69 wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Home to Brighton
Maybe they will make a few quid to pay Mr Plod???
That'll be the Old Bill bill.
Or the Bow Street Runners in our day Den! lol
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Home to Brighton[/p][/quote]Maybe they will make a few quid to pay Mr Plod???[/p][/quote]That'll be the Old Bill bill.[/p][/quote]Or the Bow Street Runners in our day Den! lol the don69
  • Score: 0

11:00pm Wed 13 Aug 14

joey butler says...

Cleuso wrote:
All Jockster really has to do is bring 1000 of his mates to the next game and the club could clear that debt...

Over to you Jockster....
Yet another demeaning and sarcastic dig at a regular poster from Cleuso, who sounds increasingly like Mr Power himself! Or London Red on a bad day!
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: All Jockster really has to do is bring 1000 of his mates to the next game and the club could clear that debt... Over to you Jockster....[/p][/quote]Yet another demeaning and sarcastic dig at a regular poster from Cleuso, who sounds increasingly like Mr Power himself! Or London Red on a bad day! joey butler
  • Score: -5

11:02pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Cleuso says...

The Jockster wrote:
Cleuso I try to do my bit I was at Luton last night and try to encourage floating voters that we're playing good footie (which we are at the mo)and from my perspective all I'd like is total honesty from the club and not perhaps could be termed half truths sometimes- as lifelong said where's the promised audit report - how many months is that now?
I really hope I'm wrong about all this but the signs aren't good IMO.
Well guess we all would like to know if there is an alleged hole that swallowed up revenue that is still waiting to be resolved that maybe has contributed to the now publicised issue.

But , having been successful in one action, if it's there, then I'm sure it will be pursued.

In all truth LP said cashflow was "tight" in a radio interview a few weeks back and many negative comments over the summer and the court case etc. etc. certainly didn't help create a postive cashflow position. But then again no different than a situation at many clubs, not that I'm suggesting that it is right.

Also for all the doom and gloom preached here about the footballing side during that time , accepted only two games in, now seems nonsensical. Those attitudes, based on suppositions can't of helped "sell" the club either.

However, I'm not too fussed about the audit as it was done a while ago and only relates to a point in time which is somewhat historic and irrelevant now, almost 12 months later.

With all the legals going on over much of last season and the summer I also appreciate why possibly it was not published. I don't go for a view that it is a conspiracy or that all is not well.

There is nothing more honest than "Cashflow is tight at the moment" it doesn't mean the world is going to cave in, neither are we likely to see money thrown about willy nilly. If we did then I would be getting worried about how it's being financed.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Cleuso I try to do my bit I was at Luton last night and try to encourage floating voters that we're playing good footie (which we are at the mo)and from my perspective all I'd like is total honesty from the club and not perhaps could be termed half truths sometimes- as lifelong said where's the promised audit report - how many months is that now? I really hope I'm wrong about all this but the signs aren't good IMO.[/p][/quote]Well guess we all would like to know if there is an alleged hole that swallowed up revenue that is still waiting to be resolved that maybe has contributed to the now publicised issue. But , having been successful in one action, if it's there, then I'm sure it will be pursued. In all truth LP said cashflow was "tight" in a radio interview a few weeks back and many negative comments over the summer and the court case etc. etc. certainly didn't help create a postive cashflow position. But then again no different than a situation at many clubs, not that I'm suggesting that it is right. Also for all the doom and gloom preached here about the footballing side during that time , accepted only two games in, now seems nonsensical. Those attitudes, based on suppositions can't of helped "sell" the club either. However, I'm not too fussed about the audit as it was done a while ago and only relates to a point in time which is somewhat historic and irrelevant now, almost 12 months later. With all the legals going on over much of last season and the summer I also appreciate why possibly it was not published. I don't go for a view that it is a conspiracy or that all is not well. There is nothing more honest than "Cashflow is tight at the moment" it doesn't mean the world is going to cave in, neither are we likely to see money thrown about willy nilly. If we did then I would be getting worried about how it's being financed. Cleuso
  • Score: 0

11:18pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Cleuso says...

joey butler wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
All Jockster really has to do is bring 1000 of his mates to the next game and the club could clear that debt...

Over to you Jockster....
Yet another demeaning and sarcastic dig at a regular poster from Cleuso, who sounds increasingly like Mr Power himself! Or London Red on a bad day!
Have you have you lost your sense of humour?

Anyone with any sense or nous would realise that was not serious...

Some won't even bother to bring one extra friend to a game, some don't even bother to go at all, yet comment here.

But a thousand.. Really ????

Searching for a story when there isn't one !.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: All Jockster really has to do is bring 1000 of his mates to the next game and the club could clear that debt... Over to you Jockster....[/p][/quote]Yet another demeaning and sarcastic dig at a regular poster from Cleuso, who sounds increasingly like Mr Power himself! Or London Red on a bad day![/p][/quote]Have you have you lost your sense of humour? Anyone with any sense or nous would realise that was not serious... Some won't even bother to bring one extra friend to a game, some don't even bother to go at all, yet comment here. But a thousand.. Really ???? Searching for a story when there isn't one !. Cleuso
  • Score: 1

11:23pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Wayne Allison Bromham says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Wayne Allison Bromham wrote:
So basically it's a stitch up to suit the bigger teams. What a surprise from the good old FA. Shouldn't be any seeds!!!
Stitch up?
The top teams won't relish coming here, they will have to work hard like Chelsea done last year.
If it's that hard then why have seeds? Surely defeats the object
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wayne Allison Bromham[/bold] wrote: So basically it's a stitch up to suit the bigger teams. What a surprise from the good old FA. Shouldn't be any seeds!!![/p][/quote]Stitch up? The top teams won't relish coming here, they will have to work hard like Chelsea done last year.[/p][/quote]If it's that hard then why have seeds? Surely defeats the object Wayne Allison Bromham
  • Score: 2

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