SWINDON TOWN: Benson heads to Pompey

Swindon Advertiser: Paul Benson Paul Benson

TOWN striker Paul Benson has today completed a loan move to Portsmouth.

The experienced front man has signed an initial one-month loan deal at Fratton Park.

Benson is expected to feature in Pompey’s clash with Doncaster on Saturday.

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1:44pm Thu 15 Nov 12

SeanG92 says...

Best of luck to him, hasn't quite hit the form of last season and could be a good move for both parties. We have to look at this as a strait swap Benson for Martin. Hopefully with his experience of winning this division Martin will prove to be the better choice!
Best of luck to him, hasn't quite hit the form of last season and could be a good move for both parties. We have to look at this as a strait swap Benson for Martin. Hopefully with his experience of winning this division Martin will prove to be the better choice! SeanG92

1:54pm Thu 15 Nov 12

umpcah says...

Players coming and going as the DiCanio rollercoaster ride approaches Christmas are to be expected I suppose. I didn`t see this one coming though even if it is only a loan at present. A fit and inform Martin., if that`s what he is , will be fine i.m.o.
Players coming and going as the DiCanio rollercoaster ride approaches Christmas are to be expected I suppose. I didn`t see this one coming though even if it is only a loan at present. A fit and inform Martin., if that`s what he is , will be fine i.m.o. umpcah

2:11pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Oi Den! says...

Good luck to him and Pompey - apart from in one more game this season and on the assumption that we're not going to be promotion rivals or fellow relegation battlers.
Good luck to him and Pompey - apart from in one more game this season and on the assumption that we're not going to be promotion rivals or fellow relegation battlers. Oi Den!

2:17pm Thu 15 Nov 12

SeanG92 says...

He is only there till January, and I expect he won't be able to play against us.
He is only there till January, and I expect he won't be able to play against us. SeanG92

2:22pm Thu 15 Nov 12

mallorca says...

Good luck to Paul Benson and wellcome Chris Martin let's hope he can give the same effort as PB
Good luck to Paul Benson and wellcome Chris Martin let's hope he can give the same effort as PB mallorca

2:31pm Thu 15 Nov 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

Blimey - Didn't see that coming although as others have said - he is a yard off the pace this season.
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Playing for Portsmouth will bring his fitness up to scratch and hopefully a bit of confidence back.
Blimey - Didn't see that coming although as others have said - he is a yard off the pace this season. .. Playing for Portsmouth will bring his fitness up to scratch and hopefully a bit of confidence back. SAPFanSTFC

2:46pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Nigel, Denver CO says...

WTF
WTF Nigel, Denver CO

3:14pm Thu 15 Nov 12

pdc does wot he wants says...

good move for benson as he will want to play games at his age and not sit on the bench might not of been great this season but never showed a lack of effert good luck to him.
as for chris martin i think this maybe a realy good move for us as he has proved he can score goals at this level and the championship.
he seems too have been around for years but he is only 24. hopefully he scores a few goals and we make it perminent in january this could be the natural goal scorer we have been looking for good work PDC
good move for benson as he will want to play games at his age and not sit on the bench might not of been great this season but never showed a lack of effert good luck to him. as for chris martin i think this maybe a realy good move for us as he has proved he can score goals at this level and the championship. he seems too have been around for years but he is only 24. hopefully he scores a few goals and we make it perminent in january this could be the natural goal scorer we have been looking for good work PDC pdc does wot he wants

3:33pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Oi Den! says...

SeanG92 wrote:
He is only there till January, and I expect he won't be able to play against us.
Fair comment Sean, but I suppose you never know for sure on either count.
[quote][p][bold]SeanG92[/bold] wrote: He is only there till January, and I expect he won't be able to play against us.[/p][/quote]Fair comment Sean, but I suppose you never know for sure on either count. Oi Den!

3:34pm Thu 15 Nov 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Good luck to Benno, wish him the best of luck, but as always the manager only seeks improvement.

Have mates who work at Norwich, Martin is by all accounts a prat but he scored an awful lot of goals at this level.

Back to back to back promotions coming. Watching the birth of a managerial legend. etc etc
Good luck to Benno, wish him the best of luck, but as always the manager only seeks improvement. Have mates who work at Norwich, Martin is by all accounts a prat but he scored an awful lot of goals at this level. Back to back to back promotions coming. Watching the birth of a managerial legend. etc etc dreamofacleansheet2

3:34pm Thu 15 Nov 12

PaisleyRed says...

Nigel, Denver CO wrote:
WTF
Looks like a good move to me. 24 year 20+ season goal scorer at this level. Potential to get better.
[quote][p][bold]Nigel, Denver CO[/bold] wrote: WTF[/p][/quote]Looks like a good move to me. 24 year 20+ season goal scorer at this level. Potential to get better. PaisleyRed

3:38pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Oi Den! says...

Good stuff, all this transfer news. Gets us away from the miles of column inches on the other story. Hope all the moves turn out right for all concerned.
Good stuff, all this transfer news. Gets us away from the miles of column inches on the other story. Hope all the moves turn out right for all concerned. Oi Den!

3:40pm Thu 15 Nov 12

the wizard says...

Paul Benson, top man, not one Town supporter who doesn't like him or respect what he has done for us.
Good luck Paul, hope you come back full of form and goals, enjoy Pompey.
Paul Benson, top man, not one Town supporter who doesn't like him or respect what he has done for us. Good luck Paul, hope you come back full of form and goals, enjoy Pompey. the wizard

3:49pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Oi Den! says...

the wizard wrote:
Paul Benson, top man, not one Town supporter who doesn't like him or respect what he has done for us.
Good luck Paul, hope you come back full of form and goals, enjoy Pompey.
Wiz, if he comes back I have a feeling it will be a short stay until his next long-term move.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Paul Benson, top man, not one Town supporter who doesn't like him or respect what he has done for us. Good luck Paul, hope you come back full of form and goals, enjoy Pompey.[/p][/quote]Wiz, if he comes back I have a feeling it will be a short stay until his next long-term move. Oi Den!

3:53pm Thu 15 Nov 12

SeanG92 says...

As has been mentioned above Martin has been known to be a bit of a idiot, I hope he doesn't do anything idiotic whilst here, and he doesn't cause any unrest in the dressing room!
As has been mentioned above Martin has been known to be a bit of a idiot, I hope he doesn't do anything idiotic whilst here, and he doesn't cause any unrest in the dressing room! SeanG92

4:27pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Psychedelic Syd says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Good stuff, all this transfer news. Gets us away from the miles of column inches on the other story. Hope all the moves turn out right for all concerned.
Very good! LOL
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Good stuff, all this transfer news. Gets us away from the miles of column inches on the other story. Hope all the moves turn out right for all concerned.[/p][/quote]Very good! LOL Psychedelic Syd

4:28pm Thu 15 Nov 12

the wizard says...

Oi Den! wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Paul Benson, top man, not one Town supporter who doesn't like him or respect what he has done for us.
Good luck Paul, hope you come back full of form and goals, enjoy Pompey.
Wiz, if he comes back I have a feeling it will be a short stay until his next long-term move.
Yes Den, with reluctance I have to agree. This is one player who has really won the hearts of many during a very short stay. Never short of commitment, desire or goals. Sadly those old legs are showing their age, but he will be remembered here for all the right reasons. An excellent role model for any young professional.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Paul Benson, top man, not one Town supporter who doesn't like him or respect what he has done for us. Good luck Paul, hope you come back full of form and goals, enjoy Pompey.[/p][/quote]Wiz, if he comes back I have a feeling it will be a short stay until his next long-term move.[/p][/quote]Yes Den, with reluctance I have to agree. This is one player who has really won the hearts of many during a very short stay. Never short of commitment, desire or goals. Sadly those old legs are showing their age, but he will be remembered here for all the right reasons. An excellent role model for any young professional. the wizard

4:52pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Malkym says...

the wizard wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
the wizard wrote: Paul Benson, top man, not one Town supporter who doesn't like him or respect what he has done for us. Good luck Paul, hope you come back full of form and goals, enjoy Pompey.
Wiz, if he comes back I have a feeling it will be a short stay until his next long-term move.
Yes Den, with reluctance I have to agree. This is one player who has really won the hearts of many during a very short stay. Never short of commitment, desire or goals. Sadly those old legs are showing their age, but he will be remembered here for all the right reasons. An excellent role model for any young professional.
Agreed Benno is top banana!
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Paul Benson, top man, not one Town supporter who doesn't like him or respect what he has done for us. Good luck Paul, hope you come back full of form and goals, enjoy Pompey.[/p][/quote]Wiz, if he comes back I have a feeling it will be a short stay until his next long-term move.[/p][/quote]Yes Den, with reluctance I have to agree. This is one player who has really won the hearts of many during a very short stay. Never short of commitment, desire or goals. Sadly those old legs are showing their age, but he will be remembered here for all the right reasons. An excellent role model for any young professional.[/p][/quote]Agreed Benno is top banana! Malkym

4:53pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Redhouse Red says...

He did a great job last season and seems a good chap. But have to say his 'replacement' looks like a better option to score some goals. Our biggest shortfall at present.

Good luck benno and thank you

Redhouse
He did a great job last season and seems a good chap. But have to say his 'replacement' looks like a better option to score some goals. Our biggest shortfall at present. Good luck benno and thank you Redhouse Redhouse Red

4:53pm Thu 15 Nov 12

LeGod says...

Good luck Paul Benson who is a great professional and i hope he does well at Pompey.

Martin is a very good signing and a proven goalscorer at L1 level and when Norwich got promoted 3 years agao he was the leagues top scorer and has also scored at championship level so i see this as a great addition to our squad.
Good luck Paul Benson who is a great professional and i hope he does well at Pompey. Martin is a very good signing and a proven goalscorer at L1 level and when Norwich got promoted 3 years agao he was the leagues top scorer and has also scored at championship level so i see this as a great addition to our squad. LeGod

4:56pm Thu 15 Nov 12

graham81 says...

Malkym wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
the wizard wrote: Paul Benson, top man, not one Town supporter who doesn't like him or respect what he has done for us. Good luck Paul, hope you come back full of form and goals, enjoy Pompey.
Wiz, if he comes back I have a feeling it will be a short stay until his next long-term move.
Yes Den, with reluctance I have to agree. This is one player who has really won the hearts of many during a very short stay. Never short of commitment, desire or goals. Sadly those old legs are showing their age, but he will be remembered here for all the right reasons. An excellent role model for any young professional.
Agreed Benno is top banana!
Third that
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Paul Benson, top man, not one Town supporter who doesn't like him or respect what he has done for us. Good luck Paul, hope you come back full of form and goals, enjoy Pompey.[/p][/quote]Wiz, if he comes back I have a feeling it will be a short stay until his next long-term move.[/p][/quote]Yes Den, with reluctance I have to agree. This is one player who has really won the hearts of many during a very short stay. Never short of commitment, desire or goals. Sadly those old legs are showing their age, but he will be remembered here for all the right reasons. An excellent role model for any young professional.[/p][/quote]Agreed Benno is top banana![/p][/quote]Third that graham81

5:08pm Thu 15 Nov 12

umpcah says...

LeGod wrote:
Good luck Paul Benson who is a great professional and i hope he does well at Pompey.

Martin is a very good signing and a proven goalscorer at L1 level and when Norwich got promoted 3 years agao he was the leagues top scorer and has also scored at championship level so i see this as a great addition to our squad.
Quite honestly I cant see Benno being any more effective at Pompey although I hope I`m wrong for his sake. Martin seems likely to be a solution to the Town`s finishing problem. As the say " We shall see " !
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Good luck Paul Benson who is a great professional and i hope he does well at Pompey. Martin is a very good signing and a proven goalscorer at L1 level and when Norwich got promoted 3 years agao he was the leagues top scorer and has also scored at championship level so i see this as a great addition to our squad.[/p][/quote]Quite honestly I cant see Benno being any more effective at Pompey although I hope I`m wrong for his sake. Martin seems likely to be a solution to the Town`s finishing problem. As the say " We shall see " ! umpcah

5:32pm Thu 15 Nov 12

RamsburyRed says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Good stuff, all this transfer news. Gets us away from the miles of column inches on the other story. Hope all the moves turn out right for all concerned.
Let's hope our new golascorer is as sharp as you!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Good stuff, all this transfer news. Gets us away from the miles of column inches on the other story. Hope all the moves turn out right for all concerned.[/p][/quote]Let's hope our new golascorer is as sharp as you! RamsburyRed

5:56pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

I don't think Benno is the way forward as we appear to be moving towards quick paced strikers, which Benno is not. A great poacher but not good enough IMO to lead us to the championship
I don't think Benno is the way forward as we appear to be moving towards quick paced strikers, which Benno is not. A great poacher but not good enough IMO to lead us to the championship Ollie Reed's Parky dance!

6:16pm Thu 15 Nov 12

mancrobin says...

Will Paolo play Chris Martin cold on Saturday?

Sad to see Benson go. Best hold up player we have got up front by some distance. Hope Martin can do the same and knock a few in as well.
Will Paolo play Chris Martin cold on Saturday? Sad to see Benson go. Best hold up player we have got up front by some distance. Hope Martin can do the same and knock a few in as well. mancrobin

6:25pm Thu 15 Nov 12

KojaktheWarg says...

Good luck to Paul. As PDC says a great professional and puts in the effort. However, he just didnt seem the same this season in my opinion and I couldnt see him getting much of a look in after a couple of games where he seemed wayward. Perhaps a change of scene might help him revitalise...
Good luck to Paul. As PDC says a great professional and puts in the effort. However, he just didnt seem the same this season in my opinion and I couldnt see him getting much of a look in after a couple of games where he seemed wayward. Perhaps a change of scene might help him revitalise... KojaktheWarg

6:38pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Carlo says...

Best if luck Benson.

You did us proud !!!!
Best if luck Benson. You did us proud !!!! Carlo

6:42pm Thu 15 Nov 12

London Red says...

Benno is a top top L2 player and has always "struggled" in L1 - it's no coincidence we got him from a team who were looking to go up like we are!
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A move like last Jan would probably be best for him to help another side like he helped us
.
He certainly played a role in us winning the league
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He is probably Swindon past now but will be one remembered fondly
.
Southend????
Benno is a top top L2 player and has always "struggled" in L1 - it's no coincidence we got him from a team who were looking to go up like we are! . A move like last Jan would probably be best for him to help another side like he helped us . He certainly played a role in us winning the league . He is probably Swindon past now but will be one remembered fondly . Southend???? London Red

6:45pm Thu 15 Nov 12

NEWBURYREDS says...

Same as above, topman PB, PDC says maybe 1 more Player on way?
Same as above, topman PB, PDC says maybe 1 more Player on way? NEWBURYREDS

7:10pm Thu 15 Nov 12

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Benno was the Striker who got us up last year.

Established himself as a favourite in a very short period of time.
A decent bloke on and off the pitch.

Hope it works out for him.
Benno was the Striker who got us up last year. Established himself as a favourite in a very short period of time. A decent bloke on and off the pitch. Hope it works out for him. TheDukeOfBanbury

7:59pm Thu 15 Nov 12

akershaker says...

Can't agree. Benson offers something different to our other striking options and adds goals and much more to a team that looks disorganised up front without him. Not the quickest, but plenty of pacey options to pair him with.
Games like Sheffield Utd were crying out for a player like benson to win some balls in the air, hold up play and consolidate attacking play - and get on the end of some of those chances.
Hope the lad from Norwich does well though and, for all I know, he could do a better job for us!
Can't agree. Benson offers something different to our other striking options and adds goals and much more to a team that looks disorganised up front without him. Not the quickest, but plenty of pacey options to pair him with. Games like Sheffield Utd were crying out for a player like benson to win some balls in the air, hold up play and consolidate attacking play - and get on the end of some of those chances. Hope the lad from Norwich does well though and, for all I know, he could do a better job for us! akershaker

8:00pm Thu 15 Nov 12

joey butler says...

This all fits in very well for me, although I am very sad to see the excellent Paul Benson discarded.

Martin joins us from Norwich, in advance of their current Assistant Manager Colin Calderwood, who is an ideal replacement for PDC next time he throws all his toys out of his pram!!

And PDC does have a lot of toys!!
This all fits in very well for me, although I am very sad to see the excellent Paul Benson discarded. Martin joins us from Norwich, in advance of their current Assistant Manager Colin Calderwood, who is an ideal replacement for PDC next time he throws all his toys out of his pram!! And PDC does have a lot of toys!! joey butler

8:08pm Thu 15 Nov 12

castle9 says...

Good luck Paul, you are a credit to your profession. Very happy to have you back if things don't work out at Pompey!
Good luck Paul, you are a credit to your profession. Very happy to have you back if things don't work out at Pompey! castle9

8:10pm Thu 15 Nov 12

norwichrobin says...

being a shopkeeper in norwich, i get to hear city fans views on a daily basis..
unfortunately, most of them view martin as pretty useless. he had a purple patch in the championship for about 4 games but hasn't done much since then. the one game he played the other day against doncaster it was commented about how fat and unfit he was looking. add to that the fact he is a bit of an idiot, i can only see this loan signing ending sooner rather than later. the fact we have lost benson who is the complete opposite in terms of fitness and commitment is quite puzzling.
i hope i get proved wrong and he bangs a few in and i can laugh at my city fan mates that its all down to the manager....
being a shopkeeper in norwich, i get to hear city fans views on a daily basis.. unfortunately, most of them view martin as pretty useless. he had a purple patch in the championship for about 4 games but hasn't done much since then. the one game he played the other day against doncaster it was commented about how fat and unfit he was looking. add to that the fact he is a bit of an idiot, i can only see this loan signing ending sooner rather than later. the fact we have lost benson who is the complete opposite in terms of fitness and commitment is quite puzzling. i hope i get proved wrong and he bangs a few in and i can laugh at my city fan mates that its all down to the manager.... norwichrobin

8:16pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Psychedelic Syd says...

norwichrobin wrote:
being a shopkeeper in norwich, i get to hear city fans views on a daily basis..
unfortunately, most of them view martin as pretty useless. he had a purple patch in the championship for about 4 games but hasn't done much since then. the one game he played the other day against doncaster it was commented about how fat and unfit he was looking. add to that the fact he is a bit of an idiot, i can only see this loan signing ending sooner rather than later. the fact we have lost benson who is the complete opposite in terms of fitness and commitment is quite puzzling.
i hope i get proved wrong and he bangs a few in and i can laugh at my city fan mates that its all down to the manager....
Very worrying norwichrobin - hope this isn't going to be another "He's played in the Championship so he must be better than our players that have only played in L1." We seem to have signed more than our fair share of donkeys, let's hope this isn't a turkey in the run up to Xmas!
[quote][p][bold]norwichrobin[/bold] wrote: being a shopkeeper in norwich, i get to hear city fans views on a daily basis.. unfortunately, most of them view martin as pretty useless. he had a purple patch in the championship for about 4 games but hasn't done much since then. the one game he played the other day against doncaster it was commented about how fat and unfit he was looking. add to that the fact he is a bit of an idiot, i can only see this loan signing ending sooner rather than later. the fact we have lost benson who is the complete opposite in terms of fitness and commitment is quite puzzling. i hope i get proved wrong and he bangs a few in and i can laugh at my city fan mates that its all down to the manager....[/p][/quote]Very worrying norwichrobin - hope this isn't going to be another "He's played in the Championship so he must be better than our players that have only played in L1." We seem to have signed more than our fair share of donkeys, let's hope this isn't a turkey in the run up to Xmas! Psychedelic Syd

8:17pm Thu 15 Nov 12

the don69 says...

joey butler wrote:
This all fits in very well for me, although I am very sad to see the excellent Paul Benson discarded.

Martin joins us from Norwich, in advance of their current Assistant Manager Colin Calderwood, who is an ideal replacement for PDC next time he throws all his toys out of his pram!!

And PDC does have a lot of toys!!
He's got a very large Pram too!Joey lol!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: This all fits in very well for me, although I am very sad to see the excellent Paul Benson discarded. Martin joins us from Norwich, in advance of their current Assistant Manager Colin Calderwood, who is an ideal replacement for PDC next time he throws all his toys out of his pram!! And PDC does have a lot of toys!![/p][/quote]He's got a very large Pram too!Joey lol!!!!! the don69

8:35pm Thu 15 Nov 12

inspiron says...

Interesting some of the negative comments of a new player coming to Swindon.I for one look on the positive side.He should be better than what we have,so lets give it a go.

Do we all recall the comments about Alan McCormack from the charlton fans,they were glad to see the back of him.We think he is great.

Maybe Martin needs to be wanted just like Alan was with us.A decent gamble I would say.
Interesting some of the negative comments of a new player coming to Swindon.I for one look on the positive side.He should be better than what we have,so lets give it a go. Do we all recall the comments about Alan McCormack from the charlton fans,they were glad to see the back of him.We think he is great. Maybe Martin needs to be wanted just like Alan was with us.A decent gamble I would say. inspiron

8:51pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

inspiron wrote:
Interesting some of the negative comments of a new player coming to Swindon.I for one look on the positive side.He should be better than what we have,so lets give it a go.

Do we all recall the comments about Alan McCormack from the charlton fans,they were glad to see the back of him.We think he is great.

Maybe Martin needs to be wanted just like Alan was with us.A decent gamble I would say.
Well said
[quote][p][bold]inspiron[/bold] wrote: Interesting some of the negative comments of a new player coming to Swindon.I for one look on the positive side.He should be better than what we have,so lets give it a go. Do we all recall the comments about Alan McCormack from the charlton fans,they were glad to see the back of him.We think he is great. Maybe Martin needs to be wanted just like Alan was with us.A decent gamble I would say.[/p][/quote]Well said Ollie Reed's Parky dance!

9:09pm Thu 15 Nov 12

joey butler says...

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! wrote:
inspiron wrote:
Interesting some of the negative comments of a new player coming to Swindon.I for one look on the positive side.He should be better than what we have,so lets give it a go.

Do we all recall the comments about Alan McCormack from the charlton fans,they were glad to see the back of him.We think he is great.

Maybe Martin needs to be wanted just like Alan was with us.A decent gamble I would say.
Well said
Might it not be possible that Benson also 'needs to be wanted' as you suggest guys?

He is certainly not wanted by PDC any more, which is simply crazy!!
[quote][p][bold]Ollie Reed's Parky dance![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inspiron[/bold] wrote: Interesting some of the negative comments of a new player coming to Swindon.I for one look on the positive side.He should be better than what we have,so lets give it a go. Do we all recall the comments about Alan McCormack from the charlton fans,they were glad to see the back of him.We think he is great. Maybe Martin needs to be wanted just like Alan was with us.A decent gamble I would say.[/p][/quote]Well said[/p][/quote]Might it not be possible that Benson also 'needs to be wanted' as you suggest guys? He is certainly not wanted by PDC any more, which is simply crazy!! joey butler

9:22pm Thu 15 Nov 12

mikek says...

Martin scored 23 goals when in Division 1 so that is a very decent record. Still only 24 and wants to play matches and only has 6 months left at Canary land. Brighton in April 2012 were reportedly looking to a 1.2 million deal for Martin in the Daily Mirror. Benson is 33 and has struggled this season and been easily pushed off the ball and heading has been wayward when he has managed to win one.. Great last season but Charlton got rid so may be his level is Div 2 at best now. Shame as he did us proud last season and is a likeable guy but the future for the Di Canio express is the Championship so Benson would not figure past this season and that's a fact. Hollands looks a great capture and box to box player so that really is another decent signing and scores goals also, very good day at the office I say.
Martin scored 23 goals when in Division 1 so that is a very decent record. Still only 24 and wants to play matches and only has 6 months left at Canary land. Brighton in April 2012 were reportedly looking to a 1.2 million deal for Martin in the Daily Mirror. Benson is 33 and has struggled this season and been easily pushed off the ball and heading has been wayward when he has managed to win one.. Great last season but Charlton got rid so may be his level is Div 2 at best now. Shame as he did us proud last season and is a likeable guy but the future for the Di Canio express is the Championship so Benson would not figure past this season and that's a fact. Hollands looks a great capture and box to box player so that really is another decent signing and scores goals also, very good day at the office I say. mikek

9:55pm Thu 15 Nov 12

inspiron says...

joey butler wrote:
Ollie Reed's Parky dance! wrote:
inspiron wrote:
Interesting some of the negative comments of a new player coming to Swindon.I for one look on the positive side.He should be better than what we have,so lets give it a go.

Do we all recall the comments about Alan McCormack from the charlton fans,they were glad to see the back of him.We think he is great.

Maybe Martin needs to be wanted just like Alan was with us.A decent gamble I would say.
Well said
Might it not be possible that Benson also 'needs to be wanted' as you suggest guys?

He is certainly not wanted by PDC any more, which is simply crazy!!
I do not disagree with the comments re Benson.

I am saying give Martin a chance.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ollie Reed's Parky dance![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inspiron[/bold] wrote: Interesting some of the negative comments of a new player coming to Swindon.I for one look on the positive side.He should be better than what we have,so lets give it a go. Do we all recall the comments about Alan McCormack from the charlton fans,they were glad to see the back of him.We think he is great. Maybe Martin needs to be wanted just like Alan was with us.A decent gamble I would say.[/p][/quote]Well said[/p][/quote]Might it not be possible that Benson also 'needs to be wanted' as you suggest guys? He is certainly not wanted by PDC any more, which is simply crazy!![/p][/quote]I do not disagree with the comments re Benson. I am saying give Martin a chance. inspiron

10:47pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Redhouse Red says...

Message from Norwich season ticket holding Mate of mine;

martin will be great for you, upfront, in the hole or left cutting in. Hasn't been anywhere near the first team though so will need half a dozen to show his best. Scored about 15 for us in l1 and about the same assists. But then we were the champions!

Ill take that as a positive
Message from Norwich season ticket holding Mate of mine; martin will be great for you, upfront, in the hole or left cutting in. Hasn't been anywhere near the first team though so will need half a dozen to show his best. Scored about 15 for us in l1 and about the same assists. But then we were the champions! Ill take that as a positive Redhouse Red

11:34pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Wilesy says...

Redhouse Red wrote:
Message from Norwich season ticket holding Mate of mine;

martin will be great for you, upfront, in the hole or left cutting in. Hasn't been anywhere near the first team though so will need half a dozen to show his best. Scored about 15 for us in l1 and about the same assists. But then we were the champions!

Ill take that as a positive
That's an interesting one, could be in as a left winger? Presuming as Benson has gone he's like for like but maybe not.
[quote][p][bold]Redhouse Red[/bold] wrote: Message from Norwich season ticket holding Mate of mine; martin will be great for you, upfront, in the hole or left cutting in. Hasn't been anywhere near the first team though so will need half a dozen to show his best. Scored about 15 for us in l1 and about the same assists. But then we were the champions! Ill take that as a positive[/p][/quote]That's an interesting one, could be in as a left winger? Presuming as Benson has gone he's like for like but maybe not. Wilesy

12:40am Fri 16 Nov 12

Oxon-Red says...

Psychedelic Syd wrote:
norwichrobin wrote: being a shopkeeper in norwich, i get to hear city fans views on a daily basis.. unfortunately, most of them view martin as pretty useless. he had a purple patch in the championship for about 4 games but hasn't done much since then. the one game he played the other day against doncaster it was commented about how fat and unfit he was looking. add to that the fact he is a bit of an idiot, i can only see this loan signing ending sooner rather than later. the fact we have lost benson who is the complete opposite in terms of fitness and commitment is quite puzzling. i hope i get proved wrong and he bangs a few in and i can laugh at my city fan mates that its all down to the manager....
Very worrying norwichrobin - hope this isn't going to be another "He's played in the Championship so he must be better than our players that have only played in L1." We seem to have signed more than our fair share of donkeys, let's hope this isn't a turkey in the run up to Xmas!
Isn't that the good thing about loan signings ?

If they don't work out you say "thank you but no thank you".

Wes, Jay, Ritchie, Ferry and possibly Bostock were all signed after loan arrangements.

Some work, some don't but unlike a signing no real damage is done.

I wish PB all the best, top player and a true pro whose career could be resurrected by the switch.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Psychedelic Syd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]norwichrobin[/bold] wrote: being a shopkeeper in norwich, i get to hear city fans views on a daily basis.. unfortunately, most of them view martin as pretty useless. he had a purple patch in the championship for about 4 games but hasn't done much since then. the one game he played the other day against doncaster it was commented about how fat and unfit he was looking. add to that the fact he is a bit of an idiot, i can only see this loan signing ending sooner rather than later. the fact we have lost benson who is the complete opposite in terms of fitness and commitment is quite puzzling. i hope i get proved wrong and he bangs a few in and i can laugh at my city fan mates that its all down to the manager....[/p][/quote]Very worrying norwichrobin - hope this isn't going to be another "He's played in the Championship so he must be better than our players that have only played in L1." We seem to have signed more than our fair share of donkeys, let's hope this isn't a turkey in the run up to Xmas![/p][/quote]Isn't that the good thing about loan signings ? If they don't work out you say "thank you but no thank you". Wes, Jay, Ritchie, Ferry and possibly Bostock were all signed after loan arrangements. Some work, some don't but unlike a signing no real damage is done. I wish PB all the best, top player and a true pro whose career could be resurrected by the switch. COYMR Oxon-Red

7:08am Fri 16 Nov 12

jayden says...

No sentiment for me a great player for us last season a good pro as well but i have seen enough of him this season to know he isnt a top div 1 striker .Good luck at portsmouth and thanks for last season.
No sentiment for me a great player for us last season a good pro as well but i have seen enough of him this season to know he isnt a top div 1 striker .Good luck at portsmouth and thanks for last season. jayden

12:31pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Swindon1984 says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Psychedelic Syd wrote:
norwichrobin wrote: being a shopkeeper in norwich, i get to hear city fans views on a daily basis.. unfortunately, most of them view martin as pretty useless. he had a purple patch in the championship for about 4 games but hasn't done much since then. the one game he played the other day against doncaster it was commented about how fat and unfit he was looking. add to that the fact he is a bit of an idiot, i can only see this loan signing ending sooner rather than later. the fact we have lost benson who is the complete opposite in terms of fitness and commitment is quite puzzling. i hope i get proved wrong and he bangs a few in and i can laugh at my city fan mates that its all down to the manager....
Very worrying norwichrobin - hope this isn't going to be another "He's played in the Championship so he must be better than our players that have only played in L1." We seem to have signed more than our fair share of donkeys, let's hope this isn't a turkey in the run up to Xmas!
Isn't that the good thing about loan signings ? If they don't work out you say "thank you but no thank you". Wes, Jay, Ritchie, Ferry and possibly Bostock were all signed after loan arrangements. Some work, some don't but unlike a signing no real damage is done. I wish PB all the best, top player and a true pro whose career could be resurrected by the switch. COYMR
That kind of optimism and rational thinking won't wash on here. We're doomed and we know it...

Just love the attitude of some of the town fans - club announces we've signed two new players on loan, half the readers of this website decide they're **** before they've even got a chance to prove themselves for us. Why oh why can't we just reserve judgement till we've seen them play?

Think it comes down to expecting the worst, if people have a moan and the players come good, they've lost nothing - if they moan and the loan signings don't work, they've always got the "I told you so" in the back pocket.

I particularly like the "someone who I talked to the other day said he looked out of shape so I'm going to repeat what he said like it's my own opinion. Oh, and he's an idiot cause of something I half remembered from the local news a year ago." Give the poor ****** a chance would you!?!?
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Psychedelic Syd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]norwichrobin[/bold] wrote: being a shopkeeper in norwich, i get to hear city fans views on a daily basis.. unfortunately, most of them view martin as pretty useless. he had a purple patch in the championship for about 4 games but hasn't done much since then. the one game he played the other day against doncaster it was commented about how fat and unfit he was looking. add to that the fact he is a bit of an idiot, i can only see this loan signing ending sooner rather than later. the fact we have lost benson who is the complete opposite in terms of fitness and commitment is quite puzzling. i hope i get proved wrong and he bangs a few in and i can laugh at my city fan mates that its all down to the manager....[/p][/quote]Very worrying norwichrobin - hope this isn't going to be another "He's played in the Championship so he must be better than our players that have only played in L1." We seem to have signed more than our fair share of donkeys, let's hope this isn't a turkey in the run up to Xmas![/p][/quote]Isn't that the good thing about loan signings ? If they don't work out you say "thank you but no thank you". Wes, Jay, Ritchie, Ferry and possibly Bostock were all signed after loan arrangements. Some work, some don't but unlike a signing no real damage is done. I wish PB all the best, top player and a true pro whose career could be resurrected by the switch. COYMR[/p][/quote]That kind of optimism and rational thinking won't wash on here. We're doomed and we know it... Just love the attitude of some of the town fans - club announces we've signed two new players on loan, half the readers of this website decide they're **** before they've even got a chance to prove themselves for us. Why oh why can't we just reserve judgement till we've seen them play? Think it comes down to expecting the worst, if people have a moan and the players come good, they've lost nothing - if they moan and the loan signings don't work, they've always got the "I told you so" in the back pocket. I particularly like the "someone who I talked to the other day said he looked out of shape so I'm going to repeat what he said like it's my own opinion. Oh, and he's an idiot cause of something I half remembered from the local news a year ago." Give the poor ****** a chance would you!?!? Swindon1984

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