Di Canio: "No crazy signings"

Paolo Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio

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PAOLO Di Canio has revealed that he turned down the chance to sign a “very good player” for Swindon this summer because of the amount of money required to seal the deal, as he emphasised that he will not break the bank in pursuit of back to back promotions.

Town have yet to formally complete any transfer business since the end of last season, although Di Canio has stressed that he is close to finalising two or three signings as he builds a squad capable of challenging for elevation from League One.

Swindon recently failed in their attempts to lure Lee Holmes to the County Ground, with the winger opting instead to join Preston on a permanent basis, but Di Canio did not name the individual he was unwilling to bring in due to budgetary constraints.

And the Italian insisted he will not risk the club’s medium and long-term futures for the sake of one or two luxuries on his playing staff.

“It’s obvious that we have to increase the wages because in League One a player who has already won League One, already played in the Championship - they join Swindon,” he said.

“Because it’s a big name, there is a big ambition but big ambition goes close to the wages in such a level.

“But we don’t make crazy negotiations. Already I had the chance to bring one very good player but the amount of money was too much for the budget I’ve got because I didn’t want to break not only the budget but also the atmosphere.

“The other guys that will join us, the people will know they will have basic wages higher compared to last year but that is normal football but not crazy because also our main players increase their wages.

“They are the right wages for a player, a very good player for this league, can have if you want to win the league.”

Di Canio moved to put to bed rumours regarding Town’s overall budget for the 2012/13 campaign, reassuring fans that the total he has to play with is more than adequate at Swindon’s new level.

“About the rumours that sometimes I’ve heard, the people don’t know what they’re talking about with the amount we’ve got to spend - five (million), four, three, four,” he said.

“What we have to buy players and pay players is a very good amount of money for this league and we can work well, but it doesn’t include the money for the players we’ve got.

“Altogether now we have to work for the exit because we have to send out some.

“More than some, maybe five or six at least, and have more money to bring in the players that I need.

“Otherwise, I can bring with the money I can spend approximately only five players, and six if I’m lucky.”

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6:20am Wed 13 Jun 12

grove red says...

So who will be our first signing??? I think we will have a couple then the rest will be after 1st july. Fixtures come out on monday cant wait.


COYR
So who will be our first signing??? I think we will have a couple then the rest will be after 1st july. Fixtures come out on monday cant wait. COYR grove red
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7:10am Wed 13 Jun 12

peatmoor pirate says...

Well done Paulo, we still want a club in 3, 5 , 10 , 50 years so none of the short sighted overspending of past years. Actually, I' quite excited by what he says here - he says he has a budget to compete and succeed at L1 level but we are not going to be siy.
Great stuff. Can't wait for fixtures on Monday.
Well done Paulo, we still want a club in 3, 5 , 10 , 50 years so none of the short sighted overspending of past years. Actually, I' quite excited by what he says here - he says he has a budget to compete and succeed at L1 level but we are not going to be siy. Great stuff. Can't wait for fixtures on Monday. peatmoor pirate
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7:37am Wed 13 Jun 12

35yrRED says...

Great stuff!!! Makes a bit of a mockery of the Anti PDC "overspending" brigade!!! Well done Paolo. Looking forward to Monday, start planning some trips!!!
Great stuff!!! Makes a bit of a mockery of the Anti PDC "overspending" brigade!!! Well done Paolo. Looking forward to Monday, start planning some trips!!! 35yrRED
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8:11am Wed 13 Jun 12

London Red says...

This is part of the same podcast as the Bostock one
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On that PdC basically confirms our budget as £4m - but emphasises that is all in including transfer fees, signing on feed and existing squad members
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We must be due the confirmation of Williams tomorrow as PdC reaction to the question clearly shows he is coming and highly rated by PdC
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I think if we land Bostock we will see Williams on the left of a 3 behind Benson - with Rooney as the sub to come on anywhere across that line
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If not then he will likely play up with Benson and Rooney on the left of a 442 like last season
This is part of the same podcast as the Bostock one . On that PdC basically confirms our budget as £4m - but emphasises that is all in including transfer fees, signing on feed and existing squad members . We must be due the confirmation of Williams tomorrow as PdC reaction to the question clearly shows he is coming and highly rated by PdC . I think if we land Bostock we will see Williams on the left of a 3 behind Benson - with Rooney as the sub to come on anywhere across that line . If not then he will likely play up with Benson and Rooney on the left of a 442 like last season London Red
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8:22am Wed 13 Jun 12

PaisleyRed says...

Benson will probably not be first choice striker this season. More of a Fallon behind Mooney and Parkin. I would expect to see at least 2 more quality strikers coming in.
Benson will probably not be first choice striker this season. More of a Fallon behind Mooney and Parkin. I would expect to see at least 2 more quality strikers coming in. PaisleyRed
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8:31am Wed 13 Jun 12

stokes_stfc says...

for those that were hoping (unrealistcally!) for Nick Powell, he's signed for united... some deal for crewe too - initial 3 million and maybe rising to 6 million...
for those that were hoping (unrealistcally!) for Nick Powell, he's signed for united... some deal for crewe too - initial 3 million and maybe rising to 6 million... stokes_stfc
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8:34am Wed 13 Jun 12

toshman says...

I don't think you should have problems moving players on from a championship side. Most league 2 sides would take any of our squad.
I don't think you should have problems moving players on from a championship side. Most league 2 sides would take any of our squad. toshman
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8:49am Wed 13 Jun 12

Stratton Red says...

A very very reassuring post indeed, whilst we all have the scent of success the financial security of the club is and always must be the absolute number one priority - just look at Rangers...
*
If £4m is true, a £4m budget in L1 is good amount, especially given the strong nucleous of the current squad. Can't wait for August!
A very very reassuring post indeed, whilst we all have the scent of success the financial security of the club is and always must be the absolute number one priority - just look at Rangers... * If £4m is true, a £4m budget in L1 is good amount, especially given the strong nucleous of the current squad. Can't wait for August! Stratton Red
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8:54am Wed 13 Jun 12

Oxon-Red says...

grove red wrote:
So who will be our first signing??? I think we will have a couple then the rest will be after 1st july. Fixtures come out on monday cant wait. COYR
Sounds to me like we are looking at mostly Freebies. Not a bad thing when the likes of McEveley are available. Also sounds like we may have a bit spare for bidding for a contracted player or two !

Who will be our opponents in our first game ?

Sheffield Utd at Home would be an interesting opener but I'll go for a stunning trip to Hartlepool to really set the pulses racing :-)

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: So who will be our first signing??? I think we will have a couple then the rest will be after 1st july. Fixtures come out on monday cant wait. COYR[/p][/quote]Sounds to me like we are looking at mostly Freebies. Not a bad thing when the likes of McEveley are available. Also sounds like we may have a bit spare for bidding for a contracted player or two ! Who will be our opponents in our first game ? Sheffield Utd at Home would be an interesting opener but I'll go for a stunning trip to Hartlepool to really set the pulses racing :-) COYMR Oxon-Red
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8:58am Wed 13 Jun 12

Is that you Lovesey says...

PaisleyRed wrote:
Benson will probably not be first choice striker this season. More of a Fallon behind Mooney and Parkin. I would expect to see at least 2 more quality strikers coming in.
PDC Loves Benson, he will be the first name on the team sheet, and to be fair will get 20 goals in this league this year.
[quote][p][bold]PaisleyRed[/bold] wrote: Benson will probably not be first choice striker this season. More of a Fallon behind Mooney and Parkin. I would expect to see at least 2 more quality strikers coming in.[/p][/quote]PDC Loves Benson, he will be the first name on the team sheet, and to be fair will get 20 goals in this league this year. Is that you Lovesey
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9:40am Wed 13 Jun 12

nlorenzo says...

Lets do a deal with Torquay, allow Bodin to go and get one of their top players in.
Lets do a deal with Torquay, allow Bodin to go and get one of their top players in. nlorenzo
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9:57am Wed 13 Jun 12

Rebel_phish says...

grove red wrote:
So who will be our first signing??? I think we will have a couple then the rest will be after 1st july. Fixtures come out on monday cant wait.


COYR
So will that be the day we move from the BBC Sport website page for L2 to L1 page.?
[quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: So who will be our first signing??? I think we will have a couple then the rest will be after 1st july. Fixtures come out on monday cant wait. COYR[/p][/quote]So will that be the day we move from the BBC Sport website page for L2 to L1 page.? Rebel_phish
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9:59am Wed 13 Jun 12

35yrRED says...

stokes_stfc wrote:
for those that were hoping (unrealistcally!) for Nick Powell, he's signed for united... some deal for crewe too - initial 3 million and maybe rising to 6 million...
I think what people were hoping for is that he signs for united and then loaned out for a season. Seems to be in United thoughts...like you say though it is a bit unrealistic he will come here...Fergie will probably want him to get some action in the Championship.
[quote][p][bold]stokes_stfc[/bold] wrote: for those that were hoping (unrealistcally!) for Nick Powell, he's signed for united... some deal for crewe too - initial 3 million and maybe rising to 6 million...[/p][/quote]I think what people were hoping for is that he signs for united and then loaned out for a season. Seems to be in United thoughts...like you say though it is a bit unrealistic he will come here...Fergie will probably want him to get some action in the Championship. 35yrRED
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10:06am Wed 13 Jun 12

Oi Den! says...

I'm not fussed about knowing what the manager's playing budget is. The club is never going to come out and say exactly how much he has to spend. It's clear we will again have better financial backing than most clubs in the division, as well as being one of the best supported. That'll do me for starters.
I'm not fussed about knowing what the manager's playing budget is. The club is never going to come out and say exactly how much he has to spend. It's clear we will again have better financial backing than most clubs in the division, as well as being one of the best supported. That'll do me for starters. Oi Den!
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10:22am Wed 13 Jun 12

akershaker says...

Benson is more than able at league one level. It's his quiet abilities that make him such a great player at this level - to hold up and move the ball on, show strength on the ball, read and dictate the pace of the attacking football and put himself in the right place at the right time. What he needs IMHO is a quick and creative striker/AM with at least 20 goals in him to work with. We saw moments of this with Connell. The TYPE of striker pdc brings in is key to the success forward line.

Last season, i believe Benson showed himself as was one of the best players we've seen at the CG for a number of years.
Benson is more than able at league one level. It's his quiet abilities that make him such a great player at this level - to hold up and move the ball on, show strength on the ball, read and dictate the pace of the attacking football and put himself in the right place at the right time. What he needs IMHO is a quick and creative striker/AM with at least 20 goals in him to work with. We saw moments of this with Connell. The TYPE of striker pdc brings in is key to the success forward line. Last season, i believe Benson showed himself as was one of the best players we've seen at the CG for a number of years. akershaker
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10:50am Wed 13 Jun 12

grove red says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
grove red wrote:
So who will be our first signing??? I think we will have a couple then the rest will be after 1st july. Fixtures come out on monday cant wait.


COYR
So will that be the day we move from the BBC Sport website page for L2 to L1 page.?
that will be at the start of season knowing the bbc sport web site lol
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: So who will be our first signing??? I think we will have a couple then the rest will be after 1st july. Fixtures come out on monday cant wait. COYR[/p][/quote]So will that be the day we move from the BBC Sport website page for L2 to L1 page.?[/p][/quote]that will be at the start of season knowing the bbc sport web site lol grove red
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11:04am Wed 13 Jun 12

btel66 says...

I was thinking that the person pdc is talking about could be James Beatie he has been released this year so we could get him on a free but his wages would be to high ?
I was thinking that the person pdc is talking about could be James Beatie he has been released this year so we could get him on a free but his wages would be to high ? btel66
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11:44am Wed 13 Jun 12

Is that you Lovesey says...

I heard it was Bowyer !!
I heard it was Bowyer !! Is that you Lovesey
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12:20pm Wed 13 Jun 12

Redhouse Red says...

Seeing as their isn't any news on the player from.

How about a word on the redevelopment plans please adver.

Perhaps coupled with a shot of nick Watkins in a jcb with a hard hat on....?
Seeing as their isn't any news on the player from. How about a word on the redevelopment plans please adver. Perhaps coupled with a shot of nick Watkins in a jcb with a hard hat on....? Redhouse Red
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12:31pm Wed 13 Jun 12

London Red says...

£4m is very competitive and is line with our actual expenditure from the PO season (£3.9m) and our releagtion season (£4.4m)

Oxon is right that we don't really need to pay for anyone to build a really strong team with the sheer number and qauilty available on the PFA list

I guess the main issue would be wages and signing-on fees of some as we saw with Holmes and the rumoured Bowyer

Since the list was finally released I have been looking at it every few days annoting down any interesting possibilities - I have not included players I thought would be unrealistic like Heskey, Fuller, Reo-Corker, Gabbidon and even Bowyer due to wages, demand etc

However, there is still a hefty list in pretty much every position - the only one I didn't look at was fullbacks as we are covered there - assuming JM signs

The ones which caught my eye were:

GK
Joe Lewis
Jamie Ashdown
Brad Guzan
Ben Alnwick
Conrad Logan
Chris Weale

CB
Nathan Clarke
Adam Lockwood
Peter Ramage
Hermann Hreidarsson
Ibrahima Sonko
Danny Shittu
Alex Bruce

DCM
Alan Navvarro
Tom Soares

CM
Paul Green
Martin Rowlands
Ferrie Bodde

ACM
George Boyd
James Harper
Brian Howard
Tommy Miller

WING
Gary Roberts
Lee Cook
John Oster
Chris Taylor

CF - Poacher / 2nd
Andy Williams
David Connelly
Danny Webber
Clinton Morrison
Giles Barnes
Mikael Forssell
Brett Ormerod
Marko Mitrovic
James Hayter

CF - Target
Aaron Wilbraham
Dele Adebola
Calvin Andrews
Chris Porter
Steve Howard
£4m is very competitive and is line with our actual expenditure from the PO season (£3.9m) and our releagtion season (£4.4m) Oxon is right that we don't really need to pay for anyone to build a really strong team with the sheer number and qauilty available on the PFA list I guess the main issue would be wages and signing-on fees of some as we saw with Holmes and the rumoured Bowyer Since the list was finally released I have been looking at it every few days annoting down any interesting possibilities - I have not included players I thought would be unrealistic like Heskey, Fuller, Reo-Corker, Gabbidon and even Bowyer due to wages, demand etc However, there is still a hefty list in pretty much every position - the only one I didn't look at was fullbacks as we are covered there - assuming JM signs The ones which caught my eye were: GK Joe Lewis Jamie Ashdown Brad Guzan Ben Alnwick Conrad Logan Chris Weale CB Nathan Clarke Adam Lockwood Peter Ramage Hermann Hreidarsson Ibrahima Sonko Danny Shittu Alex Bruce DCM Alan Navvarro Tom Soares CM Paul Green Martin Rowlands Ferrie Bodde ACM George Boyd James Harper Brian Howard Tommy Miller WING Gary Roberts Lee Cook John Oster Chris Taylor CF - Poacher / 2nd Andy Williams David Connelly Danny Webber Clinton Morrison Giles Barnes Mikael Forssell Brett Ormerod Marko Mitrovic James Hayter CF - Target Aaron Wilbraham Dele Adebola Calvin Andrews Chris Porter Steve Howard London Red
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12:36pm Wed 13 Jun 12

35yrRED says...

London Red wrote:
£4m is very competitive and is line with our actual expenditure from the PO season (£3.9m) and our releagtion season (£4.4m)

Oxon is right that we don't really need to pay for anyone to build a really strong team with the sheer number and qauilty available on the PFA list

I guess the main issue would be wages and signing-on fees of some as we saw with Holmes and the rumoured Bowyer

Since the list was finally released I have been looking at it every few days annoting down any interesting possibilities - I have not included players I thought would be unrealistic like Heskey, Fuller, Reo-Corker, Gabbidon and even Bowyer due to wages, demand etc

However, there is still a hefty list in pretty much every position - the only one I didn't look at was fullbacks as we are covered there - assuming JM signs

The ones which caught my eye were:

GK
Joe Lewis
Jamie Ashdown
Brad Guzan
Ben Alnwick
Conrad Logan
Chris Weale

CB
Nathan Clarke
Adam Lockwood
Peter Ramage
Hermann Hreidarsson
Ibrahima Sonko
Danny Shittu
Alex Bruce

DCM
Alan Navvarro
Tom Soares

CM
Paul Green
Martin Rowlands
Ferrie Bodde

ACM
George Boyd
James Harper
Brian Howard
Tommy Miller

WING
Gary Roberts
Lee Cook
John Oster
Chris Taylor

CF - Poacher / 2nd
Andy Williams
David Connelly
Danny Webber
Clinton Morrison
Giles Barnes
Mikael Forssell
Brett Ormerod
Marko Mitrovic
James Hayter

CF - Target
Aaron Wilbraham
Dele Adebola
Calvin Andrews
Chris Porter
Steve Howard
Good post LR, some very good names on there. Just goes to show what is available at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: £4m is very competitive and is line with our actual expenditure from the PO season (£3.9m) and our releagtion season (£4.4m) Oxon is right that we don't really need to pay for anyone to build a really strong team with the sheer number and qauilty available on the PFA list I guess the main issue would be wages and signing-on fees of some as we saw with Holmes and the rumoured Bowyer Since the list was finally released I have been looking at it every few days annoting down any interesting possibilities - I have not included players I thought would be unrealistic like Heskey, Fuller, Reo-Corker, Gabbidon and even Bowyer due to wages, demand etc However, there is still a hefty list in pretty much every position - the only one I didn't look at was fullbacks as we are covered there - assuming JM signs The ones which caught my eye were: GK Joe Lewis Jamie Ashdown Brad Guzan Ben Alnwick Conrad Logan Chris Weale CB Nathan Clarke Adam Lockwood Peter Ramage Hermann Hreidarsson Ibrahima Sonko Danny Shittu Alex Bruce DCM Alan Navvarro Tom Soares CM Paul Green Martin Rowlands Ferrie Bodde ACM George Boyd James Harper Brian Howard Tommy Miller WING Gary Roberts Lee Cook John Oster Chris Taylor CF - Poacher / 2nd Andy Williams David Connelly Danny Webber Clinton Morrison Giles Barnes Mikael Forssell Brett Ormerod Marko Mitrovic James Hayter CF - Target Aaron Wilbraham Dele Adebola Calvin Andrews Chris Porter Steve Howard[/p][/quote]Good post LR, some very good names on there. Just goes to show what is available at the moment. 35yrRED
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12:41pm Wed 13 Jun 12

red white says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
grove red wrote: So who will be our first signing??? I think we will have a couple then the rest will be after 1st july. Fixtures come out on monday cant wait. COYR
So will that be the day we move from the BBC Sport website page for L2 to L1 page.?
No,it's already done,and we're 21st !
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: So who will be our first signing??? I think we will have a couple then the rest will be after 1st july. Fixtures come out on monday cant wait. COYR[/p][/quote]So will that be the day we move from the BBC Sport website page for L2 to L1 page.?[/p][/quote]No,it's already done,and we're 21st ! red white
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12:57pm Wed 13 Jun 12

mike1990 says...

red white wrote:
Rebel_phish wrote:
grove red wrote: So who will be our first signing??? I think we will have a couple then the rest will be after 1st july. Fixtures come out on monday cant wait. COYR
So will that be the day we move from the BBC Sport website page for L2 to L1 page.?
No,it's already done,and we're 21st !
another bad start then,i suppose we'll be in the relegation zone for another two months,come on pdc buck up.lol
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: So who will be our first signing??? I think we will have a couple then the rest will be after 1st july. Fixtures come out on monday cant wait. COYR[/p][/quote]So will that be the day we move from the BBC Sport website page for L2 to L1 page.?[/p][/quote]No,it's already done,and we're 21st ![/p][/quote]another bad start then,i suppose we'll be in the relegation zone for another two months,come on pdc buck up.lol mike1990
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1:11pm Wed 13 Jun 12

Wilesy says...

There are some good names on LR's list, some though are over 35's, I would prefer to be looking beyond one season plus they would probably want big wages.
There are some good names on LR's list, some though are over 35's, I would prefer to be looking beyond one season plus they would probably want big wages. Wilesy
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1:27pm Wed 13 Jun 12

London Red says...

Oldies can be good as we have lots of youngens at the moment
.
Its like the Olympics - your squad is mainly young but you add in a few old heads to guide the ship
.
Fodders, Caddis, Thompson, Flint, Ritchie, Ferry, Smith, Rooney, Bodin and Storey are all young (under 25) and still learning
.
We saw once Benson arrived how that old head improved us - so a couple more here and there would be good
.
With our midfield likely to be Ritchie, Ferry and Rooney - an old head there would do us good
.
JM at 28 adds to Macca in the experience stakes and did improve us at the back compared to Kennedy (who while was good was still raw due to lack of game time)
Oldies can be good as we have lots of youngens at the moment . Its like the Olympics - your squad is mainly young but you add in a few old heads to guide the ship . Fodders, Caddis, Thompson, Flint, Ritchie, Ferry, Smith, Rooney, Bodin and Storey are all young (under 25) and still learning . We saw once Benson arrived how that old head improved us - so a couple more here and there would be good . With our midfield likely to be Ritchie, Ferry and Rooney - an old head there would do us good . JM at 28 adds to Macca in the experience stakes and did improve us at the back compared to Kennedy (who while was good was still raw due to lack of game time) London Red
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1:29pm Wed 13 Jun 12

red white says...

mike1990 wrote:
red white wrote:
Rebel_phish wrote:
grove red wrote: So who will be our first signing??? I think we will have a couple then the rest will be after 1st july. Fixtures come out on monday cant wait. COYR
So will that be the day we move from the BBC Sport website page for L2 to L1 page.?
No,it's already done,and we're 21st !
another bad start then,i suppose we'll be in the relegation zone for another two months,come on pdc buck up.lol
Nah,not this time.
Those above us had better move out of the way,'cos 'up the football league we go!'
[quote][p][bold]mike1990[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: So who will be our first signing??? I think we will have a couple then the rest will be after 1st july. Fixtures come out on monday cant wait. COYR[/p][/quote]So will that be the day we move from the BBC Sport website page for L2 to L1 page.?[/p][/quote]No,it's already done,and we're 21st ![/p][/quote]another bad start then,i suppose we'll be in the relegation zone for another two months,come on pdc buck up.lol[/p][/quote]Nah,not this time. Those above us had better move out of the way,'cos 'up the football league we go!' red white
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2:13pm Wed 13 Jun 12

Jovial says...

Yes - but have you noticed the BBC haven't got us in the L1 Team by Team list - I want to complain but there doesn't seem anywhere to do so?
Yes - but have you noticed the BBC haven't got us in the L1 Team by Team list - I want to complain but there doesn't seem anywhere to do so? Jovial
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2:28pm Wed 13 Jun 12

EastleazeRed says...

35yrRED wrote:
London Red wrote:
£4m is very competitive and is line with our actual expenditure from the PO season (£3.9m) and our releagtion season (£4.4m)

Oxon is right that we don't really need to pay for anyone to build a really strong team with the sheer number and qauilty available on the PFA list

I guess the main issue would be wages and signing-on fees of some as we saw with Holmes and the rumoured Bowyer

Since the list was finally released I have been looking at it every few days annoting down any interesting possibilities - I have not included players I thought would be unrealistic like Heskey, Fuller, Reo-Corker, Gabbidon and even Bowyer due to wages, demand etc

However, there is still a hefty list in pretty much every position - the only one I didn't look at was fullbacks as we are covered there - assuming JM signs

The ones which caught my eye were:

GK
Joe Lewis
Jamie Ashdown
Brad Guzan
Ben Alnwick
Conrad Logan
Chris Weale

CB
Nathan Clarke
Adam Lockwood
Peter Ramage
Hermann Hreidarsson
Ibrahima Sonko
Danny Shittu
Alex Bruce

DCM
Alan Navvarro
Tom Soares

CM
Paul Green
Martin Rowlands
Ferrie Bodde

ACM
George Boyd
James Harper
Brian Howard
Tommy Miller

WING
Gary Roberts
Lee Cook
John Oster
Chris Taylor

CF - Poacher / 2nd
Andy Williams
David Connelly
Danny Webber
Clinton Morrison
Giles Barnes
Mikael Forssell
Brett Ormerod
Marko Mitrovic
James Hayter

CF - Target
Aaron Wilbraham
Dele Adebola
Calvin Andrews
Chris Porter
Steve Howard
Good post LR, some very good names on there. Just goes to show what is available at the moment.
Some interesting names on the list , but would rather a young hungry player looking to improve , than a journeyman looking to pick up a last wage packet, the likes of Dele Adebola are still commanding fee`s of 6 to 7k a week. See Torquay are looking to reinvesting any money from the sale of Eunan O'Kane in a deal for Swindon Town's Billy Bodin. Why not use Bodin as a bargianing tool and get O`Kane here , makes sence ?
[quote][p][bold]35yrRED[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: £4m is very competitive and is line with our actual expenditure from the PO season (£3.9m) and our releagtion season (£4.4m) Oxon is right that we don't really need to pay for anyone to build a really strong team with the sheer number and qauilty available on the PFA list I guess the main issue would be wages and signing-on fees of some as we saw with Holmes and the rumoured Bowyer Since the list was finally released I have been looking at it every few days annoting down any interesting possibilities - I have not included players I thought would be unrealistic like Heskey, Fuller, Reo-Corker, Gabbidon and even Bowyer due to wages, demand etc However, there is still a hefty list in pretty much every position - the only one I didn't look at was fullbacks as we are covered there - assuming JM signs The ones which caught my eye were: GK Joe Lewis Jamie Ashdown Brad Guzan Ben Alnwick Conrad Logan Chris Weale CB Nathan Clarke Adam Lockwood Peter Ramage Hermann Hreidarsson Ibrahima Sonko Danny Shittu Alex Bruce DCM Alan Navvarro Tom Soares CM Paul Green Martin Rowlands Ferrie Bodde ACM George Boyd James Harper Brian Howard Tommy Miller WING Gary Roberts Lee Cook John Oster Chris Taylor CF - Poacher / 2nd Andy Williams David Connelly Danny Webber Clinton Morrison Giles Barnes Mikael Forssell Brett Ormerod Marko Mitrovic James Hayter CF - Target Aaron Wilbraham Dele Adebola Calvin Andrews Chris Porter Steve Howard[/p][/quote]Good post LR, some very good names on there. Just goes to show what is available at the moment.[/p][/quote]Some interesting names on the list , but would rather a young hungry player looking to improve , than a journeyman looking to pick up a last wage packet, the likes of Dele Adebola are still commanding fee`s of 6 to 7k a week. See Torquay are looking to reinvesting any money from the sale of Eunan O'Kane in a deal for Swindon Town's Billy Bodin. Why not use Bodin as a bargianing tool and get O`Kane here , makes sence ? EastleazeRed
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3:34pm Wed 13 Jun 12

1vision says...

Not sure if this has been mentioned earlier but there has been some interest in Brightons Alan Navarro.
Not sure if this has been mentioned earlier but there has been some interest in Brightons Alan Navarro. 1vision
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3:36pm Wed 13 Jun 12

Stilloyal says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
35yrRED wrote:
London Red wrote: £4m is very competitive and is line with our actual expenditure from the PO season (£3.9m) and our releagtion season (£4.4m) Oxon is right that we don't really need to pay for anyone to build a really strong team with the sheer number and qauilty available on the PFA list I guess the main issue would be wages and signing-on fees of some as we saw with Holmes and the rumoured Bowyer Since the list was finally released I have been looking at it every few days annoting down any interesting possibilities - I have not included players I thought would be unrealistic like Heskey, Fuller, Reo-Corker, Gabbidon and even Bowyer due to wages, demand etc However, there is still a hefty list in pretty much every position - the only one I didn't look at was fullbacks as we are covered there - assuming JM signs The ones which caught my eye were: GK Joe Lewis Jamie Ashdown Brad Guzan Ben Alnwick Conrad Logan Chris Weale CB Nathan Clarke Adam Lockwood Peter Ramage Hermann Hreidarsson Ibrahima Sonko Danny Shittu Alex Bruce DCM Alan Navvarro Tom Soares CM Paul Green Martin Rowlands Ferrie Bodde ACM George Boyd James Harper Brian Howard Tommy Miller WING Gary Roberts Lee Cook John Oster Chris Taylor CF - Poacher / 2nd Andy Williams David Connelly Danny Webber Clinton Morrison Giles Barnes Mikael Forssell Brett Ormerod Marko Mitrovic James Hayter CF - Target Aaron Wilbraham Dele Adebola Calvin Andrews Chris Porter Steve Howard
Good post LR, some very good names on there. Just goes to show what is available at the moment.
Some interesting names on the list , but would rather a young hungry player looking to improve , than a journeyman looking to pick up a last wage packet, the likes of Dele Adebola are still commanding fee`s of 6 to 7k a week. See Torquay are looking to reinvesting any money from the sale of Eunan O'Kane in a deal for Swindon Town's Billy Bodin. Why not use Bodin as a bargianing tool and get O`Kane here , makes sence ?
Not if Paolo doesn't want him it doesn't. The story last week was that we wern't after O'Kane.
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]35yrRED[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: £4m is very competitive and is line with our actual expenditure from the PO season (£3.9m) and our releagtion season (£4.4m) Oxon is right that we don't really need to pay for anyone to build a really strong team with the sheer number and qauilty available on the PFA list I guess the main issue would be wages and signing-on fees of some as we saw with Holmes and the rumoured Bowyer Since the list was finally released I have been looking at it every few days annoting down any interesting possibilities - I have not included players I thought would be unrealistic like Heskey, Fuller, Reo-Corker, Gabbidon and even Bowyer due to wages, demand etc However, there is still a hefty list in pretty much every position - the only one I didn't look at was fullbacks as we are covered there - assuming JM signs The ones which caught my eye were: GK Joe Lewis Jamie Ashdown Brad Guzan Ben Alnwick Conrad Logan Chris Weale CB Nathan Clarke Adam Lockwood Peter Ramage Hermann Hreidarsson Ibrahima Sonko Danny Shittu Alex Bruce DCM Alan Navvarro Tom Soares CM Paul Green Martin Rowlands Ferrie Bodde ACM George Boyd James Harper Brian Howard Tommy Miller WING Gary Roberts Lee Cook John Oster Chris Taylor CF - Poacher / 2nd Andy Williams David Connelly Danny Webber Clinton Morrison Giles Barnes Mikael Forssell Brett Ormerod Marko Mitrovic James Hayter CF - Target Aaron Wilbraham Dele Adebola Calvin Andrews Chris Porter Steve Howard[/p][/quote]Good post LR, some very good names on there. Just goes to show what is available at the moment.[/p][/quote]Some interesting names on the list , but would rather a young hungry player looking to improve , than a journeyman looking to pick up a last wage packet, the likes of Dele Adebola are still commanding fee`s of 6 to 7k a week. See Torquay are looking to reinvesting any money from the sale of Eunan O'Kane in a deal for Swindon Town's Billy Bodin. Why not use Bodin as a bargianing tool and get O`Kane here , makes sence ?[/p][/quote]Not if Paolo doesn't want him it doesn't. The story last week was that we wern't after O'Kane. Stilloyal
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3:53pm Wed 13 Jun 12

Oi Den! says...

LR: "I guess the main issue would be wages and signing-on fees". I think you've hit the nail on the head. There's no such thing as a free transfer. Did I read somewhere that Holmes wanted a six figure signing on fee? The transfer fee is still there; it just goes to the player instead of the selling club. Effectively, the player is selling himself. It will all come down to what his value is. So I don't see why we should concentrate on this list of "free" players. If players under contract are good enough and we can afford them, we should be looking to prise them away from their current clubs, as well as looking at those out of contract.
LR: "I guess the main issue would be wages and signing-on fees". I think you've hit the nail on the head. There's no such thing as a free transfer. Did I read somewhere that Holmes wanted a six figure signing on fee? The transfer fee is still there; it just goes to the player instead of the selling club. Effectively, the player is selling himself. It will all come down to what his value is. So I don't see why we should concentrate on this list of "free" players. If players under contract are good enough and we can afford them, we should be looking to prise them away from their current clubs, as well as looking at those out of contract. Oi Den!
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3:57pm Wed 13 Jun 12

London Red says...

I hope that Navarro story is ture
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I said the other day if we landed him, McEveley and Bostock I would be more than happy going into the season with that as our line up
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Fodders
Caddis Flint Macca McEveley
Ferry Navarro
Ritchie Bostock Rooney
Benson
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Bedwell
Thompson
Devera
Smith
Risser
Connell
Bodin/Storey
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Bench could do with a boost or two - but still not a bad match day squad
I hope that Navarro story is ture . I said the other day if we landed him, McEveley and Bostock I would be more than happy going into the season with that as our line up . Fodders Caddis Flint Macca McEveley Ferry Navarro Ritchie Bostock Rooney Benson . Bedwell Thompson Devera Smith Risser Connell Bodin/Storey . Bench could do with a boost or two - but still not a bad match day squad London Red
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4:13pm Wed 13 Jun 12

BristolRed says...

Hi all bit of subject was looking on wikipedia at materazzi and it said his current club swindon and read on saying di canio is looking for him to come and play and do his coaching badges for the future i know wikipedia you need to take with a pinch of salt but is there any truth
Hi all bit of subject was looking on wikipedia at materazzi and it said his current club swindon and read on saying di canio is looking for him to come and play and do his coaching badges for the future i know wikipedia you need to take with a pinch of salt but is there any truth BristolRed
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4:59pm Wed 13 Jun 12

Wilesy says...

London Red wrote:
Oldies can be good as we have lots of youngens at the moment . Its like the Olympics - your squad is mainly young but you add in a few old heads to guide the ship . Fodders, Caddis, Thompson, Flint, Ritchie, Ferry, Smith, Rooney, Bodin and Storey are all young (under 25) and still learning . We saw once Benson arrived how that old head improved us - so a couple more here and there would be good . With our midfield likely to be Ritchie, Ferry and Rooney - an old head there would do us good . JM at 28 adds to Macca in the experience stakes and did improve us at the back compared to Kennedy (who while was good was still raw due to lack of game time)
I wasn't knocking the value of experience, that would be ridiculous, but I'm not convinced we should be looking at Ormerod who is 35, high wages and has maybe 1 season left? Benson at 32 has been great, would be reasonable wages and also has a few seasons left. I wouldn't be keen on recruiting too much above 32 unless it's someone special that wouldn't break the bank.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Oldies can be good as we have lots of youngens at the moment . Its like the Olympics - your squad is mainly young but you add in a few old heads to guide the ship . Fodders, Caddis, Thompson, Flint, Ritchie, Ferry, Smith, Rooney, Bodin and Storey are all young (under 25) and still learning . We saw once Benson arrived how that old head improved us - so a couple more here and there would be good . With our midfield likely to be Ritchie, Ferry and Rooney - an old head there would do us good . JM at 28 adds to Macca in the experience stakes and did improve us at the back compared to Kennedy (who while was good was still raw due to lack of game time)[/p][/quote]I wasn't knocking the value of experience, that would be ridiculous, but I'm not convinced we should be looking at Ormerod who is 35, high wages and has maybe 1 season left? Benson at 32 has been great, would be reasonable wages and also has a few seasons left. I wouldn't be keen on recruiting too much above 32 unless it's someone special that wouldn't break the bank. Wilesy
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6:40pm Wed 13 Jun 12

London Red says...

Den - even if you pay for someone they still can demand a signing on fee
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So if for example we had to pay Saints £50k for Holmes - we would end up spending £150k after his fee
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So going for the freebies would "free up" that £50k to land another
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We should only pay for someone now if they are truely special - as there are lots of frees
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Jan is where I would like to see money spent picking one or 2 who would really make a diff lime this year
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Wilesy - There are also loads of Kids on the list - its just I don't know anything about them
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I didn't realise Ormerod was that old thought he was only 31 or 32
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Anyway he was only 1 out of 10 forwards so we could easily go for a younger player like Webber, Forsell or Mitrovic
Den - even if you pay for someone they still can demand a signing on fee . So if for example we had to pay Saints £50k for Holmes - we would end up spending £150k after his fee . So going for the freebies would "free up" that £50k to land another . We should only pay for someone now if they are truely special - as there are lots of frees . Jan is where I would like to see money spent picking one or 2 who would really make a diff lime this year . Wilesy - There are also loads of Kids on the list - its just I don't know anything about them . I didn't realise Ormerod was that old thought he was only 31 or 32 . Anyway he was only 1 out of 10 forwards so we could easily go for a younger player like Webber, Forsell or Mitrovic London Red
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8:01pm Wed 13 Jun 12

Oi Den! says...

Yes, I take your point LR. Although I don't pretend to understand the detail of how it all works, I still have the feeling that "free" players (and, perhaps more importantly, the dreaded agents) will be well aware of their market value and will jack up their demands accordingly. So in the end I'm not sure that signing one of these free players would work out that much cheaper than buying him while he was still in contract.
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I disagree about January. I'd like to see us start with a side that's capable of making a real challenge. If we can add to that in January, fine. But I hope it's not a necessity.
Yes, I take your point LR. Although I don't pretend to understand the detail of how it all works, I still have the feeling that "free" players (and, perhaps more importantly, the dreaded agents) will be well aware of their market value and will jack up their demands accordingly. So in the end I'm not sure that signing one of these free players would work out that much cheaper than buying him while he was still in contract. . I disagree about January. I'd like to see us start with a side that's capable of making a real challenge. If we can add to that in January, fine. But I hope it's not a necessity. Oi Den!
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10:18pm Wed 13 Jun 12

old town robin says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
PaisleyRed wrote:
Benson will probably not be first choice striker this season. More of a Fallon behind Mooney and Parkin. I would expect to see at least 2 more quality strikers coming in.
PDC Loves Benson, he will be the first name on the team sheet, and to be fair will get 20 goals in this league this year.
he loves Risser too, I know love is blind, but I hope he is not going to be getting too many starts based on how hard he trains.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PaisleyRed[/bold] wrote: Benson will probably not be first choice striker this season. More of a Fallon behind Mooney and Parkin. I would expect to see at least 2 more quality strikers coming in.[/p][/quote]PDC Loves Benson, he will be the first name on the team sheet, and to be fair will get 20 goals in this league this year.[/p][/quote]he loves Risser too, I know love is blind, but I hope he is not going to be getting too many starts based on how hard he trains. old town robin
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11:01pm Wed 13 Jun 12

forzaswindon12 says...

Im glad we're not going for someone like bowyer who's 35 now. He would be looking for big wages and could be past it by now. It would be better to find younger pro's along (the next bowyers's) with a couple of experienced pro's in there late 20's. Having said this Id still like us to push the boat out and sign at least one quality striker as that could well be the difference in getting out of this league at the first attempt.
jon parkin would be a great signing as a big unit who can score goals.
Im glad we're not going for someone like bowyer who's 35 now. He would be looking for big wages and could be past it by now. It would be better to find younger pro's along (the next bowyers's) with a couple of experienced pro's in there late 20's. Having said this Id still like us to push the boat out and sign at least one quality striker as that could well be the difference in getting out of this league at the first attempt. jon parkin would be a great signing as a big unit who can score goals. forzaswindon12
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11:09pm Wed 13 Jun 12

old town robin says...

forzaswindon12 wrote:
Im glad we're not going for someone like bowyer who's 35 now. He would be looking for big wages and could be past it by now. It would be better to find younger pro's along (the next bowyers's) with a couple of experienced pro's in there late 20's. Having said this Id still like us to push the boat out and sign at least one quality striker as that could well be the difference in getting out of this league at the first attempt.
jon parkin would be a great signing as a big unit who can score goals.
Sky reports Parkin has signed for Fleetwood Town today. Agree we don't want any 35 year olds. Think Paolo will target players around the 26 to 28 years of age, experience but should still have a bit of pace.
[quote][p][bold]forzaswindon12[/bold] wrote: Im glad we're not going for someone like bowyer who's 35 now. He would be looking for big wages and could be past it by now. It would be better to find younger pro's along (the next bowyers's) with a couple of experienced pro's in there late 20's. Having said this Id still like us to push the boat out and sign at least one quality striker as that could well be the difference in getting out of this league at the first attempt. jon parkin would be a great signing as a big unit who can score goals.[/p][/quote]Sky reports Parkin has signed for Fleetwood Town today. Agree we don't want any 35 year olds. Think Paolo will target players around the 26 to 28 years of age, experience but should still have a bit of pace. old town robin
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10:55am Thu 14 Jun 12

BristolRed says...

On poxford mail apparently another bid for James Constable from us but been turned down
On poxford mail apparently another bid for James Constable from us but been turned down BristolRed
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1:48pm Thu 14 Jun 12

Malkym says...

Jovial wrote:
Yes - but have you noticed the BBC haven't got us in the L1 Team by Team list - I want to complain but there doesn't seem anywhere to do so?
Aww shame! complain - dont be pathetic - its only a typo probably FFS!
[quote][p][bold]Jovial[/bold] wrote: Yes - but have you noticed the BBC haven't got us in the L1 Team by Team list - I want to complain but there doesn't seem anywhere to do so?[/p][/quote]Aww shame! complain - dont be pathetic - its only a typo probably FFS! Malkym
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