Swindon Town boss slams Banbury pitch after defeat

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Town boss Kevin MacDonald Swindon Town boss Kevin MacDonald

SWINDON Town manager Kevin MacDonald was shocked by the playing surface at Banbury United’s Spencer Stadium, branding it “dangerous” after watching his team lose to the non-league side.

The Robins were beaten 2-0 in the second of their pre-season friendlies last night on a pitch ridden with divots and ridges and grass much higher than you would commonly expect on a Football League playing surface.

The conditions restricted the Swindon players to using the game as a fitness exercise, as the Robins tried to limit the amount of physical exertion they put into the contest in a bid to avoid serious injury.

Afterwards MacDonald expressed his disappointment at what was presented to the Town squad when they arrived in Oxfordshire.

“To be fair when we came and saw the state of the pitch we were very much aware of it being a case there were no injuries. I told the players to run around, not to get too close, not to make any contact and be very aware of where they are,” he said.

“It’s never nice to lose and we missed two or three chances but it wasn’t really a football match at all. It was an exercise in running around for a little bit.

“(We learnt) Nothing. I think we learnt more this morning in the training matches we had between ourselves. You come to these places and Jed’s got a very close affiliation with them so he asked us to come and we’ve come and played the game.

“I must admit I was worried, I thought it was quite a dangerous surface actually and I was a little bit worried that something might have happened to any of the players and we just can’t afford that at the moment.”

Neither side started with any fluency, as passed kicked on off rivets and held up in the grass, and any forward play was largely limited to balls over the top down the channels.

James Collins should have put Town in front after 22 minutes but saw his header saved after neat link-up play between Mark Francis and Andy Williams, before Banbury took the lead three minutes later.

Ben Poke swung in a tidy cross from the left and Luke Craig rose above his marker at the back post to nod past Wes Foderingham.

The Swindon goalkeeper was called into action again in the 29th minute, getting down well to deny Ade Talabi who, along with Kynan Isaac and Albi Skendi, were playing for Banbury having returned from their trials at Liddington.

Skendi, largely ridiculed for his display in a red shirt at Swindon Supermarine on Tuesday, got his own back five minutes after half-time when he was gifted all the time in the world to sidefoot home from close range after Scott Bridges floated a free-kick into the penalty area.

And the Albanian and his Banbury teammates could consider themselves unlucky not to win by a greater margin as MacDonald flooded the Swindon ranks with youngsters – four scholars were on the pitch at the end of the game and Paul Benson was the only player over 21 – in an effort to preserve his more senior professionals.

Leigh Bedwell made two smart saves at the death while the best Town could muster was a Miles Storey effort which flew high over the crossbar and Massimo Luongo’s blocked shot from the edge of the box.

It was a tame performance and a largely pointless exercise, the abiding memory of which was Williams throwing a stray hammer off the playing surface in the 30th minute.

Paul Caddis and Alan Navarro were absent from the Swindon squad at Banbury, while Luke Rooney traveled but did not feature as MacDonald ran the rule over Finnish Under 21 international Denis Abdulahi and another unnamed trialist.

“Alan had a niggle in his knee, Paul didn’t play today because he had to go back to Scotland. He had a family do and that’s why he played a little longer on Tuesday night,” said the Town boss.

“He’ll probably play a bit longer next Tuesday but I don’t have any worries about Paul’s fitness. Alan had a little niggle to there was no point for them to play on that because it would have made things worse.”

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6:11am Sat 6 Jul 13

U REDS says...

Alan had a niggle in his knee. Oh dear. Not even started the season and hes injured again.
Alan had a niggle in his knee. Oh dear. Not even started the season and hes injured again. U REDS

6:17am Sat 6 Jul 13

mancrobin says...

Sounds like the pitch should never have passed the fit and proper test?
Sounds like the pitch should never have passed the fit and proper test? mancrobin

6:56am Sat 6 Jul 13

Warwickshire Red says...

It was hard to know what to make of the match last night other than the handful of OUFC kids cannot handle a pint and they do not know what Wes looks like. They were giving Bedwell some stick about 'being subbed in a minute'. Shame

Nice to meet Wilesley (?) too.
It was hard to know what to make of the match last night other than the handful of OUFC kids cannot handle a pint and they do not know what Wes looks like. They were giving Bedwell some stick about 'being subbed in a minute'. Shame Nice to meet Wilesley (?) too. Warwickshire Red

7:09am Sat 6 Jul 13

Chish and Fips says...

Sometimes a defeat in trial games can show you more, but this game on the face of it appeared to be a bit farcical.
Sometimes a defeat in trial games can show you more, but this game on the face of it appeared to be a bit farcical. Chish and Fips

7:25am Sat 6 Jul 13

1969andallthat says...

The shambles continues.
The shambles continues. 1969andallthat

7:26am Sat 6 Jul 13

smirg kcab says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Sometimes a defeat in trial games can show you more, but this game on the face of it appeared to be a bit farcical.
Are you bothered?
I'm not
Old McDonald's not
Who cares?
Any bloke who cares would have refused to play.
Just a thought
My opinion and respect yours if different
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: Sometimes a defeat in trial games can show you more, but this game on the face of it appeared to be a bit farcical.[/p][/quote]Are you bothered? I'm not Old McDonald's not Who cares? Any bloke who cares would have refused to play. Just a thought My opinion and respect yours if different smirg kcab

7:37am Sat 6 Jul 13

Highworth red says...

The shape of things to come. If the pitch was THAT bad, the club should have been aware prior to the game and refused to play. A bunch of part timers coped with it ok.
The shape of things to come. If the pitch was THAT bad, the club should have been aware prior to the game and refused to play. A bunch of part timers coped with it ok. Highworth red

7:41am Sat 6 Jul 13

Chish and Fips says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Sometimes a defeat in trial games can show you more, but this game on the face of it appeared to be a bit farcical.
Are you bothered?
I'm not
Old McDonald's not
Who cares?
Any bloke who cares would have refused to play.
Just a thought
My opinion and respect yours if different
I would imagine the trialists Grim would be the losers on this one, unable to play or show their skills.
Not sure how you can refuse to play bearing in mind the situation with Jed and Banbury FC...can see your point though.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: Sometimes a defeat in trial games can show you more, but this game on the face of it appeared to be a bit farcical.[/p][/quote]Are you bothered? I'm not Old McDonald's not Who cares? Any bloke who cares would have refused to play. Just a thought My opinion and respect yours if different[/p][/quote]I would imagine the trialists Grim would be the losers on this one, unable to play or show their skills. Not sure how you can refuse to play bearing in mind the situation with Jed and Banbury FC...can see your point though. Chish and Fips

7:42am Sat 6 Jul 13

pastor_of_muppets says...

Should have refused to play. You shouldn't have to call ahead to make sure the grass is cut and there are no hammers left on the pitch, would have thought that's a given. Doesn't reflect very well on either Banbury or Jed I'm afraid, not much getting away from that
Should have refused to play. You shouldn't have to call ahead to make sure the grass is cut and there are no hammers left on the pitch, would have thought that's a given. Doesn't reflect very well on either Banbury or Jed I'm afraid, not much getting away from that pastor_of_muppets

7:45am Sat 6 Jul 13

Chish and Fips says...

Highworth red wrote:
The shape of things to come. If the pitch was THAT bad, the club should have been aware prior to the game and refused to play. A bunch of part timers coped with it ok.
I think the concerns were picking up an injury - whereas the Banbury players possibly see the game as a time to get one over a league club, they may even support the Pox..
[quote][p][bold]Highworth red[/bold] wrote: The shape of things to come. If the pitch was THAT bad, the club should have been aware prior to the game and refused to play. A bunch of part timers coped with it ok.[/p][/quote]I think the concerns were picking up an injury - whereas the Banbury players possibly see the game as a time to get one over a league club, they may even support the Pox.. Chish and Fips

7:49am Sat 6 Jul 13

hinckleyred says...

I get the pitch was bad
I get the players hadn't been together long
I completelt understand why they wouldn't put the effort in


We should still be beating Banbury, pitch was same for both sides
I get the pitch was bad I get the players hadn't been together long I completelt understand why they wouldn't put the effort in We should still be beating Banbury, pitch was same for both sides hinckleyred

7:58am Sat 6 Jul 13

Paul12001 says...

Might have been the same for both sides but as stated it would of meant far more to the Banbury players than the Swindon players who wouldn't want to risk injury in a meaningless game like that, it would have been so easy to go over on an ankle and be out for ages.

Banbury ground/pitch has been awful for a number of seasons, you wouldn't choose to go there unless your chairman had also been chairman there! This was a PR exercise for him personally rather than a well thought out game for the team itself.

The positive is simply that nobody got seriously injured so they can forget it and move on to the next game which I would imagine would be on a decent pitch at FGR
Might have been the same for both sides but as stated it would of meant far more to the Banbury players than the Swindon players who wouldn't want to risk injury in a meaningless game like that, it would have been so easy to go over on an ankle and be out for ages. Banbury ground/pitch has been awful for a number of seasons, you wouldn't choose to go there unless your chairman had also been chairman there! This was a PR exercise for him personally rather than a well thought out game for the team itself. The positive is simply that nobody got seriously injured so they can forget it and move on to the next game which I would imagine would be on a decent pitch at FGR Paul12001

7:59am Sat 6 Jul 13

castle9 says...

1969andallthat wrote:
The shambles continues.
And so do your pointless contributions.
[quote][p][bold]1969andallthat[/bold] wrote: The shambles continues.[/p][/quote]And so do your pointless contributions. castle9

8:01am Sat 6 Jul 13

Fernham Red says...

Onwards and upwards
Onwards and upwards Fernham Red

8:03am Sat 6 Jul 13

Wilesy says...

Warwickshire Red wrote:
It was hard to know what to make of the match last night other than the handful of OUFC kids cannot handle a pint and they do not know what Wes looks like. They were giving Bedwell some stick about 'being subbed in a minute'. Shame

Nice to meet Wilesley (?) too.
Nice to meet you too WarwickshireRed, shame about the game though....

Looking at tonight constructively, it was some more minutes under belts, and Hall looked very good at centre half alongside Ward. Abdulahi (the Fin) played 60 minutes in defensive midfield role and passed it around well although not the quickest.

Lots of changes at half time, Devine debuted and did ok but a bit off the pace.

The new unnamed trialist up front put himself about (looked similar to Akinfenwa ex Northampton) but with little end product. The keeper who played first half Tuesday sat side on to the dugout all game looked thoroughly fed up and didn't get on.

Collins again in midfield did ok. Luke Rooney there but not kitted up or involved.

So at moment I think we could be looking at first 11 of

Wes
Thompson Hall Ward Byrne
Tijane Luongo Collins Waldron
Williams Benson

If Jay comes back maybe him lb and Byrne lm. I would also like to see Storey get his chance up front.

The Collins position interesting, 2 games now in centre mid, and doing ok, but I'm sure he wants to be up front.
[quote][p][bold]Warwickshire Red[/bold] wrote: It was hard to know what to make of the match last night other than the handful of OUFC kids cannot handle a pint and they do not know what Wes looks like. They were giving Bedwell some stick about 'being subbed in a minute'. Shame Nice to meet Wilesley (?) too.[/p][/quote]Nice to meet you too WarwickshireRed, shame about the game though.... Looking at tonight constructively, it was some more minutes under belts, and Hall looked very good at centre half alongside Ward. Abdulahi (the Fin) played 60 minutes in defensive midfield role and passed it around well although not the quickest. Lots of changes at half time, Devine debuted and did ok but a bit off the pace. The new unnamed trialist up front put himself about (looked similar to Akinfenwa ex Northampton) but with little end product. The keeper who played first half Tuesday sat side on to the dugout all game looked thoroughly fed up and didn't get on. Collins again in midfield did ok. Luke Rooney there but not kitted up or involved. So at moment I think we could be looking at first 11 of Wes Thompson Hall Ward Byrne Tijane Luongo Collins Waldron Williams Benson If Jay comes back maybe him lb and Byrne lm. I would also like to see Storey get his chance up front. The Collins position interesting, 2 games now in centre mid, and doing ok, but I'm sure he wants to be up front. Wilesy

8:17am Sat 6 Jul 13

Paul12001 says...

Byrne isn't with us anymore?
Byrne isn't with us anymore? Paul12001

8:18am Sat 6 Jul 13

JohnNeal4me says...

People keep talking abour Byrne as if he has signed but as far as I am aware there is no evidence that he will be coming at all.
People keep talking abour Byrne as if he has signed but as far as I am aware there is no evidence that he will be coming at all. JohnNeal4me

8:30am Sat 6 Jul 13

Bassett Hound says...

JohnNeal4me wrote:
People keep talking abour Byrne as if he has signed but as far as I am aware there is no evidence that he will be coming at all.
Jed has tweeted that 3 more players coming in next week. As Byrne has been on holiday it could be that he is coming.
[quote][p][bold]JohnNeal4me[/bold] wrote: People keep talking abour Byrne as if he has signed but as far as I am aware there is no evidence that he will be coming at all.[/p][/quote]Jed has tweeted that 3 more players coming in next week. As Byrne has been on holiday it could be that he is coming. Bassett Hound

8:41am Sat 6 Jul 13

old town robin says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
JohnNeal4me wrote:
People keep talking abour Byrne as if he has signed but as far as I am aware there is no evidence that he will be coming at all.
Jed has tweeted that 3 more players coming in next week. As Byrne has been on holiday it could be that he is coming.
I hope one of them is a forward with a bit of nous that can hold the ball up like Martin did when he was here, but somehow doubt it.
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JohnNeal4me[/bold] wrote: People keep talking abour Byrne as if he has signed but as far as I am aware there is no evidence that he will be coming at all.[/p][/quote]Jed has tweeted that 3 more players coming in next week. As Byrne has been on holiday it could be that he is coming.[/p][/quote]I hope one of them is a forward with a bit of nous that can hold the ball up like Martin did when he was here, but somehow doubt it. old town robin

8:50am Sat 6 Jul 13

Cookie43 says...

1969andallthat wrote:
The shambles continues.
And so continues your pointless posts
Do yourself a favour and support another team
Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69
One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"
[quote][p][bold]1969andallthat[/bold] wrote: The shambles continues.[/p][/quote]And so continues your pointless posts Do yourself a favour and support another team Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69 One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles" Cookie43

8:55am Sat 6 Jul 13

sagadude says...

Is it the scums 3-side groundsman who looks after Banbury's pitch.

Same quality it seems.
Is it the scums 3-side groundsman who looks after Banbury's pitch. Same quality it seems. sagadude

8:59am Sat 6 Jul 13

1969andallthat says...

Cookie43 wrote:
1969andallthat wrote:
The shambles continues.
And so continues your pointless posts
Do yourself a favour and support another team
Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69
One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"
It was a comment on which you felt the need to comment, so not pointless at all.

Was it a shambles or not?

Why aren't you angry with Jed for putting our players at risk instead of a fellow fan whose assessment of the club board is increasingly being seen as spot on.

None of the signings last week were anything to get excited about but if I moaned every time this board or manager c*ck up I wouldn't have any time to sail my yacht.
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1969andallthat[/bold] wrote: The shambles continues.[/p][/quote]And so continues your pointless posts Do yourself a favour and support another team Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69 One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"[/p][/quote]It was a comment on which you felt the need to comment, so not pointless at all. Was it a shambles or not? Why aren't you angry with Jed for putting our players at risk instead of a fellow fan whose assessment of the club board is increasingly being seen as spot on. None of the signings last week were anything to get excited about but if I moaned every time this board or manager c*ck up I wouldn't have any time to sail my yacht. 1969andallthat

8:59am Sat 6 Jul 13

Chish and Fips says...

Cookie43 wrote:
1969andallthat wrote:
The shambles continues.
And so continues your pointless posts
Do yourself a favour and support another team
Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69
One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"
Cookie I feel this individual 69 does this on purpose for some twisted reason, or perhaps he/she does in fact support some other team and gets a kick at being a WUM on here.
What ever it is he/she does little to improve the impression we get of this person.
We are entitled to our opinions but these little one line statements without substance or supporting facts are irritating, and mostly meaningless.
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1969andallthat[/bold] wrote: The shambles continues.[/p][/quote]And so continues your pointless posts Do yourself a favour and support another team Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69 One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"[/p][/quote]Cookie I feel this individual 69 does this on purpose for some twisted reason, or perhaps he/she does in fact support some other team and gets a kick at being a WUM on here. What ever it is he/she does little to improve the impression we get of this person. We are entitled to our opinions but these little one line statements without substance or supporting facts are irritating, and mostly meaningless. Chish and Fips

9:38am Sat 6 Jul 13

1969andallthat says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
1969andallthat wrote:
The shambles continues.
And so continues your pointless posts
Do yourself a favour and support another team
Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69
One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"
Cookie I feel this individual 69 does this on purpose for some twisted reason, or perhaps he/she does in fact support some other team and gets a kick at being a WUM on here.
What ever it is he/she does little to improve the impression we get of this person.
We are entitled to our opinions but these little one line statements without substance or supporting facts are irritating, and mostly meaningless.
You would be more effective if you countered my arguments instead of heaping personal abuse on me.

You and others are irritated, I suspect, because you have very little going on in your life other than STFC. Your irritation is compounded because you know deep inside that what I am saying is true:

1. That the club is heading for a disastrous season under an inexperienced board and manager and with a serious deficit in terms of player experience.

2. We're going to be back in administration with huge debts within two years or so.

The evidence is there in the past behaviour of our owners, one of whom cannot even be publicly declared because he is so despised in the football world.

This is all opinion for now but the time is fast approaching when the happy clappers cannot hide behind their denial and wishful thinking.

Looking forward to the apologies for the bullying and abuse when it all becomes too obvious for even you to hide from reality.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1969andallthat[/bold] wrote: The shambles continues.[/p][/quote]And so continues your pointless posts Do yourself a favour and support another team Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69 One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"[/p][/quote]Cookie I feel this individual 69 does this on purpose for some twisted reason, or perhaps he/she does in fact support some other team and gets a kick at being a WUM on here. What ever it is he/she does little to improve the impression we get of this person. We are entitled to our opinions but these little one line statements without substance or supporting facts are irritating, and mostly meaningless.[/p][/quote]You would be more effective if you countered my arguments instead of heaping personal abuse on me. You and others are irritated, I suspect, because you have very little going on in your life other than STFC. Your irritation is compounded because you know deep inside that what I am saying is true: 1. That the club is heading for a disastrous season under an inexperienced board and manager and with a serious deficit in terms of player experience. 2. We're going to be back in administration with huge debts within two years or so. The evidence is there in the past behaviour of our owners, one of whom cannot even be publicly declared because he is so despised in the football world. This is all opinion for now but the time is fast approaching when the happy clappers cannot hide behind their denial and wishful thinking. Looking forward to the apologies for the bullying and abuse when it all becomes too obvious for even you to hide from reality. 1969andallthat

9:40am Sat 6 Jul 13

Robinonfire says...

Not the players.....was the pitch like the Doncaster game.
Not the players.....was the pitch like the Doncaster game. Robinonfire

9:46am Sat 6 Jul 13

Everyonecounts says...

You do have to question the point of a match like this but presumably there was a commercial reason that this match had to go ahead. As ever, I will judge the team when the league and cup matches start. I don't really give a stuff about friendlies, whoever they are against, Spurs or Banbury, they don't matter as far as results are concerned.
You do have to question the point of a match like this but presumably there was a commercial reason that this match had to go ahead. As ever, I will judge the team when the league and cup matches start. I don't really give a stuff about friendlies, whoever they are against, Spurs or Banbury, they don't matter as far as results are concerned. Everyonecounts

9:51am Sat 6 Jul 13

Chish and Fips says...

1969andallthat wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
1969andallthat wrote:
The shambles continues.
And so continues your pointless posts
Do yourself a favour and support another team
Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69
One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"
Cookie I feel this individual 69 does this on purpose for some twisted reason, or perhaps he/she does in fact support some other team and gets a kick at being a WUM on here.
What ever it is he/she does little to improve the impression we get of this person.
We are entitled to our opinions but these little one line statements without substance or supporting facts are irritating, and mostly meaningless.
You would be more effective if you countered my arguments instead of heaping personal abuse on me.

You and others are irritated, I suspect, because you have very little going on in your life other than STFC. Your irritation is compounded because you know deep inside that what I am saying is true:

1. That the club is heading for a disastrous season under an inexperienced board and manager and with a serious deficit in terms of player experience.

2. We're going to be back in administration with huge debts within two years or so.

The evidence is there in the past behaviour of our owners, one of whom cannot even be publicly declared because he is so despised in the football world.

This is all opinion for now but the time is fast approaching when the happy clappers cannot hide behind their denial and wishful thinking.

Looking forward to the apologies for the bullying and abuse when it all becomes too obvious for even you to hide from reality.
I'm just glad to see you now are backing up thoughts with your theory.
Whether I agree with them is another story.
Your crystal ball works far better than mine, and also I have a more positive attitude than your good self.
As for the ' heaping personal abuse on me' statement by you cuts no ice with me - emotional blackmail and you are looking for the sympathy vote in my opinion.

I wonder if when things go well you will be writing on here how wrong you were ! .... I won't hold my breath on that one ..
[quote][p][bold]1969andallthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1969andallthat[/bold] wrote: The shambles continues.[/p][/quote]And so continues your pointless posts Do yourself a favour and support another team Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69 One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"[/p][/quote]Cookie I feel this individual 69 does this on purpose for some twisted reason, or perhaps he/she does in fact support some other team and gets a kick at being a WUM on here. What ever it is he/she does little to improve the impression we get of this person. We are entitled to our opinions but these little one line statements without substance or supporting facts are irritating, and mostly meaningless.[/p][/quote]You would be more effective if you countered my arguments instead of heaping personal abuse on me. You and others are irritated, I suspect, because you have very little going on in your life other than STFC. Your irritation is compounded because you know deep inside that what I am saying is true: 1. That the club is heading for a disastrous season under an inexperienced board and manager and with a serious deficit in terms of player experience. 2. We're going to be back in administration with huge debts within two years or so. The evidence is there in the past behaviour of our owners, one of whom cannot even be publicly declared because he is so despised in the football world. This is all opinion for now but the time is fast approaching when the happy clappers cannot hide behind their denial and wishful thinking. Looking forward to the apologies for the bullying and abuse when it all becomes too obvious for even you to hide from reality.[/p][/quote]I'm just glad to see you now are backing up thoughts with your theory. Whether I agree with them is another story. Your crystal ball works far better than mine, and also I have a more positive attitude than your good self. As for the ' heaping personal abuse on me' statement by you cuts no ice with me - emotional blackmail and you are looking for the sympathy vote in my opinion. I wonder if when things go well you will be writing on here how wrong you were ! .... I won't hold my breath on that one .. Chish and Fips

10:04am Sat 6 Jul 13

Davidsyrett says...

1969andallthat wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
1969andallthat wrote:
The shambles continues.
And so continues your pointless posts
Do yourself a favour and support another team
Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69
One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"
Cookie I feel this individual 69 does this on purpose for some twisted reason, or perhaps he/she does in fact support some other team and gets a kick at being a WUM on here.
What ever it is he/she does little to improve the impression we get of this person.
We are entitled to our opinions but these little one line statements without substance or supporting facts are irritating, and mostly meaningless.
You would be more effective if you countered my arguments instead of heaping personal abuse on me.

You and others are irritated, I suspect, because you have very little going on in your life other than STFC. Your irritation is compounded because you know deep inside that what I am saying is true:

1. That the club is heading for a disastrous season under an inexperienced board and manager and with a serious deficit in terms of player experience.

2. We're going to be back in administration with huge debts within two years or so.

The evidence is there in the past behaviour of our owners, one of whom cannot even be publicly declared because he is so despised in the football world.

This is all opinion for now but the time is fast approaching when the happy clappers cannot hide behind their denial and wishful thinking.

Looking forward to the apologies for the bullying and abuse when it all becomes too obvious for even you to hide from reality.
Why are we going into admin. in 2 years time when the board have reduced are operating costs?? You really have no clue or anything to back up your sad accusations.

Jed has come in and turned this club around from losing vast sums of money to becoming sustainable, where's your problem with that.

Perhaps we will have a poor season, but that's the knock on effect of losing our millionaire backers, these things happen.

You should be supporting your team (if it is your team) through thick & thin, not a fair weather supporter.

And, yes before you ask, I'm happy that the board are doing as well as can be expected at the moment, and no I'm not concerned whether Power has passed the right & proper FL test, he's not running the club!
[quote][p][bold]1969andallthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1969andallthat[/bold] wrote: The shambles continues.[/p][/quote]And so continues your pointless posts Do yourself a favour and support another team Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69 One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"[/p][/quote]Cookie I feel this individual 69 does this on purpose for some twisted reason, or perhaps he/she does in fact support some other team and gets a kick at being a WUM on here. What ever it is he/she does little to improve the impression we get of this person. We are entitled to our opinions but these little one line statements without substance or supporting facts are irritating, and mostly meaningless.[/p][/quote]You would be more effective if you countered my arguments instead of heaping personal abuse on me. You and others are irritated, I suspect, because you have very little going on in your life other than STFC. Your irritation is compounded because you know deep inside that what I am saying is true: 1. That the club is heading for a disastrous season under an inexperienced board and manager and with a serious deficit in terms of player experience. 2. We're going to be back in administration with huge debts within two years or so. The evidence is there in the past behaviour of our owners, one of whom cannot even be publicly declared because he is so despised in the football world. This is all opinion for now but the time is fast approaching when the happy clappers cannot hide behind their denial and wishful thinking. Looking forward to the apologies for the bullying and abuse when it all becomes too obvious for even you to hide from reality.[/p][/quote]Why are we going into admin. in 2 years time when the board have reduced are operating costs?? You really have no clue or anything to back up your sad accusations. Jed has come in and turned this club around from losing vast sums of money to becoming sustainable, where's your problem with that. Perhaps we will have a poor season, but that's the knock on effect of losing our millionaire backers, these things happen. You should be supporting your team (if it is your team) through thick & thin, not a fair weather supporter. And, yes before you ask, I'm happy that the board are doing as well as can be expected at the moment, and no I'm not concerned whether Power has passed the right & proper FL test, he's not running the club! Davidsyrett

10:06am Sat 6 Jul 13

mgstfc says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
1969andallthat wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
1969andallthat wrote:
The shambles continues.
And so continues your pointless posts
Do yourself a favour and support another team
Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69
One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"
Cookie I feel this individual 69 does this on purpose for some twisted reason, or perhaps he/she does in fact support some other team and gets a kick at being a WUM on here.
What ever it is he/she does little to improve the impression we get of this person.
We are entitled to our opinions but these little one line statements without substance or supporting facts are irritating, and mostly meaningless.
You would be more effective if you countered my arguments instead of heaping personal abuse on me.

You and others are irritated, I suspect, because you have very little going on in your life other than STFC. Your irritation is compounded because you know deep inside that what I am saying is true:

1. That the club is heading for a disastrous season under an inexperienced board and manager and with a serious deficit in terms of player experience.

2. We're going to be back in administration with huge debts within two years or so.

The evidence is there in the past behaviour of our owners, one of whom cannot even be publicly declared because he is so despised in the football world.

This is all opinion for now but the time is fast approaching when the happy clappers cannot hide behind their denial and wishful thinking.

Looking forward to the apologies for the bullying and abuse when it all becomes too obvious for even you to hide from reality.
I'm just glad to see you now are backing up thoughts with your theory.
Whether I agree with them is another story.
Your crystal ball works far better than mine, and also I have a more positive attitude than your good self.
As for the ' heaping personal abuse on me' statement by you cuts no ice with me - emotional blackmail and you are looking for the sympathy vote in my opinion.

I wonder if when things go well you will be writing on here how wrong you were ! .... I won't hold my breath on that one ..
I have no issue with anyone posting either negative or positive comments on this forum, as this is precisely what this 'vehicle' is for. I read most comments but do not post often.
Sadly, I am coming to the opinion that my glass is 'currently half empty' and that our club is genuinely moving in the wrong direction. I have nothing to firmly back that up but it is just a feeling I have harboured for a few months now.
Sadly, I have no faith in Jed and I am of the opinion the club is being lined up for another takeover and that he will walk away with a possible payoff for asset stripping the club. Quite what us fans will face next season is anyone's guess....
No moaning, just genuine concern. I would love to be wrong about Jed and his band of brothers.....
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1969andallthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1969andallthat[/bold] wrote: The shambles continues.[/p][/quote]And so continues your pointless posts Do yourself a favour and support another team Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69 One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"[/p][/quote]Cookie I feel this individual 69 does this on purpose for some twisted reason, or perhaps he/she does in fact support some other team and gets a kick at being a WUM on here. What ever it is he/she does little to improve the impression we get of this person. We are entitled to our opinions but these little one line statements without substance or supporting facts are irritating, and mostly meaningless.[/p][/quote]You would be more effective if you countered my arguments instead of heaping personal abuse on me. You and others are irritated, I suspect, because you have very little going on in your life other than STFC. Your irritation is compounded because you know deep inside that what I am saying is true: 1. That the club is heading for a disastrous season under an inexperienced board and manager and with a serious deficit in terms of player experience. 2. We're going to be back in administration with huge debts within two years or so. The evidence is there in the past behaviour of our owners, one of whom cannot even be publicly declared because he is so despised in the football world. This is all opinion for now but the time is fast approaching when the happy clappers cannot hide behind their denial and wishful thinking. Looking forward to the apologies for the bullying and abuse when it all becomes too obvious for even you to hide from reality.[/p][/quote]I'm just glad to see you now are backing up thoughts with your theory. Whether I agree with them is another story. Your crystal ball works far better than mine, and also I have a more positive attitude than your good self. As for the ' heaping personal abuse on me' statement by you cuts no ice with me - emotional blackmail and you are looking for the sympathy vote in my opinion. I wonder if when things go well you will be writing on here how wrong you were ! .... I won't hold my breath on that one ..[/p][/quote]I have no issue with anyone posting either negative or positive comments on this forum, as this is precisely what this 'vehicle' is for. I read most comments but do not post often. Sadly, I am coming to the opinion that my glass is 'currently half empty' and that our club is genuinely moving in the wrong direction. I have nothing to firmly back that up but it is just a feeling I have harboured for a few months now. Sadly, I have no faith in Jed and I am of the opinion the club is being lined up for another takeover and that he will walk away with a possible payoff for asset stripping the club. Quite what us fans will face next season is anyone's guess.... No moaning, just genuine concern. I would love to be wrong about Jed and his band of brothers..... mgstfc

10:09am Sat 6 Jul 13

Pewsham Red says...

1969andallthat wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
1969andallthat wrote:
The shambles continues.
And so continues your pointless posts
Do yourself a favour and support another team
Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69
One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"
Cookie I feel this individual 69 does this on purpose for some twisted reason, or perhaps he/she does in fact support some other team and gets a kick at being a WUM on here.
What ever it is he/she does little to improve the impression we get of this person.
We are entitled to our opinions but these little one line statements without substance or supporting facts are irritating, and mostly meaningless.
You would be more effective if you countered my arguments instead of heaping personal abuse on me.

You and others are irritated, I suspect, because you have very little going on in your life other than STFC. Your irritation is compounded because you know deep inside that what I am saying is true:

1. That the club is heading for a disastrous season under an inexperienced board and manager and with a serious deficit in terms of player experience.

2. We're going to be back in administration with huge debts within two years or so.

The evidence is there in the past behaviour of our owners, one of whom cannot even be publicly declared because he is so despised in the football world.

This is all opinion for now but the time is fast approaching when the happy clappers cannot hide behind their denial and wishful thinking.

Looking forward to the apologies for the bullying and abuse when it all becomes too obvious for even you to hide from reality.
Blimey, you really are in your own little dream world, aren't you.

How can what you say be true when you don't really say anything other than predict terrible things in the future for our club.

They are all in your tiny mind and rather than trying to defend your mindless ramblings you ought to realise that no-one cares what you think as you make absolutely no attempt to bring balance or back up your wild theories.

There are many respected posters on this site who have grave concerns about the club but you find that they make their points rationally and not try to back them up with lies, predictions and pompous ramblings.

Our only irritation is that you bother to post at all and it is noticeable that when we had a stable board and a decent side winning lots of matches you were nowhere to be seen. Nor did you seem to have any issue with Di Canio's or our previous boards lack of experience.
[quote][p][bold]1969andallthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1969andallthat[/bold] wrote: The shambles continues.[/p][/quote]And so continues your pointless posts Do yourself a favour and support another team Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69 One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"[/p][/quote]Cookie I feel this individual 69 does this on purpose for some twisted reason, or perhaps he/she does in fact support some other team and gets a kick at being a WUM on here. What ever it is he/she does little to improve the impression we get of this person. We are entitled to our opinions but these little one line statements without substance or supporting facts are irritating, and mostly meaningless.[/p][/quote]You would be more effective if you countered my arguments instead of heaping personal abuse on me. You and others are irritated, I suspect, because you have very little going on in your life other than STFC. Your irritation is compounded because you know deep inside that what I am saying is true: 1. That the club is heading for a disastrous season under an inexperienced board and manager and with a serious deficit in terms of player experience. 2. We're going to be back in administration with huge debts within two years or so. The evidence is there in the past behaviour of our owners, one of whom cannot even be publicly declared because he is so despised in the football world. This is all opinion for now but the time is fast approaching when the happy clappers cannot hide behind their denial and wishful thinking. Looking forward to the apologies for the bullying and abuse when it all becomes too obvious for even you to hide from reality.[/p][/quote]Blimey, you really are in your own little dream world, aren't you. How can what you say be true when you don't really say anything other than predict terrible things in the future for our club. They are all in your tiny mind and rather than trying to defend your mindless ramblings you ought to realise that no-one cares what you think as you make absolutely no attempt to bring balance or back up your wild theories. There are many respected posters on this site who have grave concerns about the club but you find that they make their points rationally and not try to back them up with lies, predictions and pompous ramblings. Our only irritation is that you bother to post at all and it is noticeable that when we had a stable board and a decent side winning lots of matches you were nowhere to be seen. Nor did you seem to have any issue with Di Canio's or our previous boards lack of experience. Pewsham Red

10:19am Sat 6 Jul 13

stfcdod says...

1969andallthat wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
1969andallthat wrote:
The shambles continues.
And so continues your pointless posts
Do yourself a favour and support another team
Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69
One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"
It was a comment on which you felt the need to comment, so not pointless at all.

Was it a shambles or not?

Why aren't you angry with Jed for putting our players at risk instead of a fellow fan whose assessment of the club board is increasingly being seen as spot on.

None of the signings last week were anything to get excited about but if I moaned every time this board or manager c*ck up I wouldn't have any time to sail my yacht.
oooh, he's got a toy boat that he sails on the village pond. Maybe he can do this every saturday afternoon for the next ten months and do us all a favour.
Just a question......does it run on batteries or elastic bands ?
I'll bet he frets every time the boat is in the middle of the pond, in case it sinks.
Personal abuse ? You bring it upon yourself my friend.
[quote][p][bold]1969andallthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1969andallthat[/bold] wrote: The shambles continues.[/p][/quote]And so continues your pointless posts Do yourself a favour and support another team Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69 One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"[/p][/quote]It was a comment on which you felt the need to comment, so not pointless at all. Was it a shambles or not? Why aren't you angry with Jed for putting our players at risk instead of a fellow fan whose assessment of the club board is increasingly being seen as spot on. None of the signings last week were anything to get excited about but if I moaned every time this board or manager c*ck up I wouldn't have any time to sail my yacht.[/p][/quote]oooh, he's got a toy boat that he sails on the village pond. Maybe he can do this every saturday afternoon for the next ten months and do us all a favour. Just a question......does it run on batteries or elastic bands ? I'll bet he frets every time the boat is in the middle of the pond, in case it sinks. Personal abuse ? You bring it upon yourself my friend. stfcdod

10:25am Sat 6 Jul 13

red white says...

Yeah,shut up 1969,you're not all there and all that.

Ha!

Yoooouuu Reds!
Yeah,shut up 1969,you're not all there and all that. Ha! Yoooouuu Reds! red white

10:26am Sat 6 Jul 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

Come on guys, Jed shouldn't have arranged that game last night, KMAC stopped just short of saying as much, we shouldn't be playing games that have no benefit other than a run around, that game showed nothing as KMAC was clearly trying to protect players. I think KMAC is just as hacked off as we are, he just has more decorum than Di Canio and keeps his thoughts private, but the lack of comments on the playing staff and the way the club is going shows even he doesn't have a clue what they are doing, Devine aside I think Power and Jed are signing the players, so whilst I don't like KMAC this ant be heaped onto him
Come on guys, Jed shouldn't have arranged that game last night, KMAC stopped just short of saying as much, we shouldn't be playing games that have no benefit other than a run around, that game showed nothing as KMAC was clearly trying to protect players. I think KMAC is just as hacked off as we are, he just has more decorum than Di Canio and keeps his thoughts private, but the lack of comments on the playing staff and the way the club is going shows even he doesn't have a clue what they are doing, Devine aside I think Power and Jed are signing the players, so whilst I don't like KMAC this ant be heaped onto him Is that you Lovesey

10:26am Sat 6 Jul 13

Pewsham Red says...

mgstfc wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
1969andallthat wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
1969andallthat wrote:
The shambles continues.
And so continues your pointless posts
Do yourself a favour and support another team
Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69
One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"
Cookie I feel this individual 69 does this on purpose for some twisted reason, or perhaps he/she does in fact support some other team and gets a kick at being a WUM on here.
What ever it is he/she does little to improve the impression we get of this person.
We are entitled to our opinions but these little one line statements without substance or supporting facts are irritating, and mostly meaningless.
You would be more effective if you countered my arguments instead of heaping personal abuse on me.

You and others are irritated, I suspect, because you have very little going on in your life other than STFC. Your irritation is compounded because you know deep inside that what I am saying is true:

1. That the club is heading for a disastrous season under an inexperienced board and manager and with a serious deficit in terms of player experience.

2. We're going to be back in administration with huge debts within two years or so.

The evidence is there in the past behaviour of our owners, one of whom cannot even be publicly declared because he is so despised in the football world.

This is all opinion for now but the time is fast approaching when the happy clappers cannot hide behind their denial and wishful thinking.

Looking forward to the apologies for the bullying and abuse when it all becomes too obvious for even you to hide from reality.
I'm just glad to see you now are backing up thoughts with your theory.
Whether I agree with them is another story.
Your crystal ball works far better than mine, and also I have a more positive attitude than your good self.
As for the ' heaping personal abuse on me' statement by you cuts no ice with me - emotional blackmail and you are looking for the sympathy vote in my opinion.

I wonder if when things go well you will be writing on here how wrong you were ! .... I won't hold my breath on that one ..
I have no issue with anyone posting either negative or positive comments on this forum, as this is precisely what this 'vehicle' is for. I read most comments but do not post often.
Sadly, I am coming to the opinion that my glass is 'currently half empty' and that our club is genuinely moving in the wrong direction. I have nothing to firmly back that up but it is just a feeling I have harboured for a few months now.
Sadly, I have no faith in Jed and I am of the opinion the club is being lined up for another takeover and that he will walk away with a possible payoff for asset stripping the club. Quite what us fans will face next season is anyone's guess....
No moaning, just genuine concern. I would love to be wrong about Jed and his band of brothers.....
I think most fans are unsure of where we are heading, but do you honestly think we have moved in any particular 'direction' in the last 25 years, other than up and down.

Things certainly do not seem as positive as they were when we had PDC and Black's open cheque book, but I have seen us in worse positions.

I think it is fair to be cautious of the new board but I am not sure that we can start bandying around accusations of possible future asset stripping with nothing to base it on.

The jury is definitely out and I am not optimistic about are chances next season but then, being a town fan, I rarely am.
[quote][p][bold]mgstfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1969andallthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1969andallthat[/bold] wrote: The shambles continues.[/p][/quote]And so continues your pointless posts Do yourself a favour and support another team Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69 One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"[/p][/quote]Cookie I feel this individual 69 does this on purpose for some twisted reason, or perhaps he/she does in fact support some other team and gets a kick at being a WUM on here. What ever it is he/she does little to improve the impression we get of this person. We are entitled to our opinions but these little one line statements without substance or supporting facts are irritating, and mostly meaningless.[/p][/quote]You would be more effective if you countered my arguments instead of heaping personal abuse on me. You and others are irritated, I suspect, because you have very little going on in your life other than STFC. Your irritation is compounded because you know deep inside that what I am saying is true: 1. That the club is heading for a disastrous season under an inexperienced board and manager and with a serious deficit in terms of player experience. 2. We're going to be back in administration with huge debts within two years or so. The evidence is there in the past behaviour of our owners, one of whom cannot even be publicly declared because he is so despised in the football world. This is all opinion for now but the time is fast approaching when the happy clappers cannot hide behind their denial and wishful thinking. Looking forward to the apologies for the bullying and abuse when it all becomes too obvious for even you to hide from reality.[/p][/quote]I'm just glad to see you now are backing up thoughts with your theory. Whether I agree with them is another story. Your crystal ball works far better than mine, and also I have a more positive attitude than your good self. As for the ' heaping personal abuse on me' statement by you cuts no ice with me - emotional blackmail and you are looking for the sympathy vote in my opinion. I wonder if when things go well you will be writing on here how wrong you were ! .... I won't hold my breath on that one ..[/p][/quote]I have no issue with anyone posting either negative or positive comments on this forum, as this is precisely what this 'vehicle' is for. I read most comments but do not post often. Sadly, I am coming to the opinion that my glass is 'currently half empty' and that our club is genuinely moving in the wrong direction. I have nothing to firmly back that up but it is just a feeling I have harboured for a few months now. Sadly, I have no faith in Jed and I am of the opinion the club is being lined up for another takeover and that he will walk away with a possible payoff for asset stripping the club. Quite what us fans will face next season is anyone's guess.... No moaning, just genuine concern. I would love to be wrong about Jed and his band of brothers.....[/p][/quote]I think most fans are unsure of where we are heading, but do you honestly think we have moved in any particular 'direction' in the last 25 years, other than up and down. Things certainly do not seem as positive as they were when we had PDC and Black's open cheque book, but I have seen us in worse positions. I think it is fair to be cautious of the new board but I am not sure that we can start bandying around accusations of possible future asset stripping with nothing to base it on. The jury is definitely out and I am not optimistic about are chances next season but then, being a town fan, I rarely am. Pewsham Red

10:34am Sat 6 Jul 13

Hunt & Buzzer says...

Swindon Town boss slams Banbury pitch after defeat........

You can slam a door but not a pitch.
Swindon Town boss slams Banbury pitch after defeat........ You can slam a door but not a pitch. Hunt & Buzzer

10:34am Sat 6 Jul 13

Pewsham Red says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Come on guys, Jed shouldn't have arranged that game last night, KMAC stopped just short of saying as much, we shouldn't be playing games that have no benefit other than a run around, that game showed nothing as KMAC was clearly trying to protect players. I think KMAC is just as hacked off as we are, he just has more decorum than Di Canio and keeps his thoughts private, but the lack of comments on the playing staff and the way the club is going shows even he doesn't have a clue what they are doing, Devine aside I think Power and Jed are signing the players, so whilst I don't like KMAC this ant be heaped onto him
Fair point about the game. I don't have an issue playing Banbury as Jed wanted to do something for his 'other' club.

But we are a professional club and this sort of stuff should not be happening and what could have been a good run out for us and a few quid for Banbury, turned out to be a fiasco because no-one could be bothered to do the basics. This doesn't reflect well on us, Banbury or Jed.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Come on guys, Jed shouldn't have arranged that game last night, KMAC stopped just short of saying as much, we shouldn't be playing games that have no benefit other than a run around, that game showed nothing as KMAC was clearly trying to protect players. I think KMAC is just as hacked off as we are, he just has more decorum than Di Canio and keeps his thoughts private, but the lack of comments on the playing staff and the way the club is going shows even he doesn't have a clue what they are doing, Devine aside I think Power and Jed are signing the players, so whilst I don't like KMAC this ant be heaped onto him[/p][/quote]Fair point about the game. I don't have an issue playing Banbury as Jed wanted to do something for his 'other' club. But we are a professional club and this sort of stuff should not be happening and what could have been a good run out for us and a few quid for Banbury, turned out to be a fiasco because no-one could be bothered to do the basics. This doesn't reflect well on us, Banbury or Jed. Pewsham Red

10:47am Sat 6 Jul 13

Wessex Warrior says...

Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional.

Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now.

As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.
Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional. Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now. As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like. Wessex Warrior

11:06am Sat 6 Jul 13

Davidsyrett says...

"As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'."

Eh, so why did no-one else come forward to save the club?? only one offer to take over the club as it was, the rest wanted us in admin.

I could understand if we had had a few options for the takeover, but it was Jed or administration, I know what I would rather have.
"As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'." Eh, so why did no-one else come forward to save the club?? only one offer to take over the club as it was, the rest wanted us in admin. I could understand if we had had a few options for the takeover, but it was Jed or administration, I know what I would rather have. Davidsyrett

11:10am Sat 6 Jul 13

Chish and Fips says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
"As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'."

Eh, so why did no-one else come forward to save the club?? only one offer to take over the club as it was, the rest wanted us in admin.

I could understand if we had had a few options for the takeover, but it was Jed or administration, I know what I would rather have.
Yes David I thought the same as you about that classic statement ' anyone could do that' - does that include WW I wonder.
I think there was a slight over statement there to try and justify the dodgy point.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: "As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'." Eh, so why did no-one else come forward to save the club?? only one offer to take over the club as it was, the rest wanted us in admin. I could understand if we had had a few options for the takeover, but it was Jed or administration, I know what I would rather have.[/p][/quote]Yes David I thought the same as you about that classic statement ' anyone could do that' - does that include WW I wonder. I think there was a slight over statement there to try and justify the dodgy point. Chish and Fips

11:21am Sat 6 Jul 13

stfcdod says...

Wessex Warrior wrote:
Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional.

Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now.

As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.
So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault.
Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1.
How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?
[quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional. Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now. As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.[/p][/quote]So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault. Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1. How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ? stfcdod

11:37am Sat 6 Jul 13

oo-r-ya? says...

I was at the match last night. From what I could overhear of the conversation within the management team they didn't want to play when they saw the state of the pitch. Besides the hammer, a jemmy and a saw were removed from the dugout area too! Massimo played well when he came on. He also said that he expected Byrne to sign this week. This was Banbury's big match they were time wasting well before the end. Despite numerous substitutions and the physios being on a couple of times, the ref blew exactly on 90 mins - he clearly was a homer.
I was at the match last night. From what I could overhear of the conversation within the management team they didn't want to play when they saw the state of the pitch. Besides the hammer, a jemmy and a saw were removed from the dugout area too! Massimo played well when he came on. He also said that he expected Byrne to sign this week. This was Banbury's big match they were time wasting well before the end. Despite numerous substitutions and the physios being on a couple of times, the ref blew exactly on 90 mins - he clearly was a homer. oo-r-ya?

11:38am Sat 6 Jul 13

stfc2012 says...

Can't beat a bit of playground in-fighting on a forum. The fact is Jed et al bought us, Lee Power now 'owns' us and makes the football related decisions. We will try to run on a small budget but that by no means guarantees anything. The current squad is pretty poor but they can add to it. My worry is can they get a team gelling in time to take this league seriously. Macdonald being from Villa's youth team means nothing. The assistant has a very poor re odd as a manager and from what I saw last season they were not tactically aware. Still let's see who they bring in and how we start off. Give them time to see if the master plan is that or if its case of great ideas that don't add up to a winning team. At least we've got Peter Andre here this summer.
Can't beat a bit of playground in-fighting on a forum. The fact is Jed et al bought us, Lee Power now 'owns' us and makes the football related decisions. We will try to run on a small budget but that by no means guarantees anything. The current squad is pretty poor but they can add to it. My worry is can they get a team gelling in time to take this league seriously. Macdonald being from Villa's youth team means nothing. The assistant has a very poor re odd as a manager and from what I saw last season they were not tactically aware. Still let's see who they bring in and how we start off. Give them time to see if the master plan is that or if its case of great ideas that don't add up to a winning team. At least we've got Peter Andre here this summer. stfc2012

12:03pm Sat 6 Jul 13

Pewsham Red says...

stfcdod wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional.

Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now.

As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.
So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault.
Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1.
How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?
Jed must be partly to blame, as he is still chairman of Banbury, as far as I was aware. The match must have been arranged by Jed so he could and should have ensured the pitch was playable, surely?

I also think that someone from Swindon should have checked it beforehand and made any concerns known long before match day.
[quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional. Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now. As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.[/p][/quote]So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault. Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1. How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?[/p][/quote]Jed must be partly to blame, as he is still chairman of Banbury, as far as I was aware. The match must have been arranged by Jed so he could and should have ensured the pitch was playable, surely? I also think that someone from Swindon should have checked it beforehand and made any concerns known long before match day. Pewsham Red

12:05pm Sat 6 Jul 13

red white says...

Wessex Warrior wrote:
Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional.

Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now.

As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.
Why play it yesterday?

Surely try and make a fixture later in July and anyone apart from us may have a bit more interest in the whole thing.
[quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional. Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now. As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.[/p][/quote]Why play it yesterday? Surely try and make a fixture later in July and anyone apart from us may have a bit more interest in the whole thing. red white

12:06pm Sat 6 Jul 13

Pewsham Red says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional.

Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now.

As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.
So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault.
Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1.
How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?
Jed must be partly to blame, as he is still chairman of Banbury, as far as I was aware. The match must have been arranged by Jed so he could and should have ensured the pitch was playable, surely?

I also think that someone from Swindon should have checked it beforehand and made any concerns known long before match day.
I don't mean that he caused the grass to grow or the divots, but he should have ensured that the pitch was up to scratch.
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional. Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now. As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.[/p][/quote]So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault. Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1. How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?[/p][/quote]Jed must be partly to blame, as he is still chairman of Banbury, as far as I was aware. The match must have been arranged by Jed so he could and should have ensured the pitch was playable, surely? I also think that someone from Swindon should have checked it beforehand and made any concerns known long before match day.[/p][/quote]I don't mean that he caused the grass to grow or the divots, but he should have ensured that the pitch was up to scratch. Pewsham Red

12:15pm Sat 6 Jul 13

stfcdod says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
Pewsham Red wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional.

Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now.

As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.
So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault.
Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1.
How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?
Jed must be partly to blame, as he is still chairman of Banbury, as far as I was aware. The match must have been arranged by Jed so he could and should have ensured the pitch was playable, surely?

I also think that someone from Swindon should have checked it beforehand and made any concerns known long before match day.
I don't mean that he caused the grass to grow or the divots, but he should have ensured that the pitch was up to scratch.
Points accepted PR, if indeed he is still chairman of Banbury.
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional. Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now. As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.[/p][/quote]So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault. Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1. How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?[/p][/quote]Jed must be partly to blame, as he is still chairman of Banbury, as far as I was aware. The match must have been arranged by Jed so he could and should have ensured the pitch was playable, surely? I also think that someone from Swindon should have checked it beforehand and made any concerns known long before match day.[/p][/quote]I don't mean that he caused the grass to grow or the divots, but he should have ensured that the pitch was up to scratch.[/p][/quote]Points accepted PR, if indeed he is still chairman of Banbury. stfcdod

12:32pm Sat 6 Jul 13

jayden says...

Can anyone spot who paddy blue is?
Can anyone spot who paddy blue is? jayden

12:49pm Sat 6 Jul 13

STFCman&boy1973 says...

Did our chairman put a few pounds on at the bookies for this match???

Cough, erm,, coymrs
Did our chairman put a few pounds on at the bookies for this match??? Cough, erm,, coymrs STFCman&boy1973

1:10pm Sat 6 Jul 13

6degreessouth says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Come on guys, Jed shouldn't have arranged that game last night, KMAC stopped just short of saying as much, we shouldn't be playing games that have no benefit other than a run around, that game showed nothing as KMAC was clearly trying to protect players. I think KMAC is just as hacked off as we are, he just has more decorum than Di Canio and keeps his thoughts private, but the lack of comments on the playing staff and the way the club is going shows even he doesn't have a clue what they are doing, Devine aside I think Power and Jed are signing the players, so whilst I don't like KMAC this ant be heaped onto him
I totally agree lovesey, I think Jed and Power are calling the shots on the signing of players and KMAC is maybe the mushroom, kept in the dark and all that. I think a few other managers in his position (If Jed and co are calling the shots) would have walked away from the situation some time ago but as you said decorum has kept his mouth shut and also the fact that he probably would not find another managerial role with another club. The match in my opinion should not have been played and Jed must take some responsibility, if he’s still chairman of Banbury, I think it was just a Jed ego booster night in front of his Banbury mates.
Like you I don’t really like KMAC as a manager, however, I do feel slightly sorry for him after last night’s fiasco and I’m sure he must be embarrassed and very disappointed for a wasted night.
As for Jed and his cronies, I have never trusted them and never will.
IMO, honest guv.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Come on guys, Jed shouldn't have arranged that game last night, KMAC stopped just short of saying as much, we shouldn't be playing games that have no benefit other than a run around, that game showed nothing as KMAC was clearly trying to protect players. I think KMAC is just as hacked off as we are, he just has more decorum than Di Canio and keeps his thoughts private, but the lack of comments on the playing staff and the way the club is going shows even he doesn't have a clue what they are doing, Devine aside I think Power and Jed are signing the players, so whilst I don't like KMAC this ant be heaped onto him[/p][/quote]I totally agree lovesey, I think Jed and Power are calling the shots on the signing of players and KMAC is maybe the mushroom, kept in the dark and all that. I think a few other managers in his position (If Jed and co are calling the shots) would have walked away from the situation some time ago but as you said decorum has kept his mouth shut and also the fact that he probably would not find another managerial role with another club. The match in my opinion should not have been played and Jed must take some responsibility, if he’s still chairman of Banbury, I think it was just a Jed ego booster night in front of his Banbury mates. Like you I don’t really like KMAC as a manager, however, I do feel slightly sorry for him after last night’s fiasco and I’m sure he must be embarrassed and very disappointed for a wasted night. As for Jed and his cronies, I have never trusted them and never will. IMO, honest guv. 6degreessouth

2:17pm Sat 6 Jul 13

Wessex Warrior says...

stfcdod wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional.

Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now.

As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.
So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault.
Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1.
How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?
Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant.

And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup.

Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in.

Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel??

Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field.
[quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional. Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now. As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.[/p][/quote]So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault. Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1. How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?[/p][/quote]Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant. And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup. Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in. Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel?? Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field. Wessex Warrior

2:22pm Sat 6 Jul 13

Wessex Warrior says...

Back to the football, did Luongo play last night?

And are L Thompson and Navarro injured?
Back to the football, did Luongo play last night? And are L Thompson and Navarro injured? Wessex Warrior

2:32pm Sat 6 Jul 13

buckobassettboy says...

6degreessouth wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Come on guys, Jed shouldn't have arranged that game last night, KMAC stopped just short of saying as much, we shouldn't be playing games that have no benefit other than a run around, that game showed nothing as KMAC was clearly trying to protect players. I think KMAC is just as hacked off as we are, he just has more decorum than Di Canio and keeps his thoughts private, but the lack of comments on the playing staff and the way the club is going shows even he doesn't have a clue what they are doing, Devine aside I think Power and Jed are signing the players, so whilst I don't like KMAC this ant be heaped onto him
I totally agree lovesey, I think Jed and Power are calling the shots on the signing of players and KMAC is maybe the mushroom, kept in the dark and all that. I think a few other managers in his position (If Jed and co are calling the shots) would have walked away from the situation some time ago but as you said decorum has kept his mouth shut and also the fact that he probably would not find another managerial role with another club. The match in my opinion should not have been played and Jed must take some responsibility, if he’s still chairman of Banbury, I think it was just a Jed ego booster night in front of his Banbury mates.
Like you I don’t really like KMAC as a manager, however, I do feel slightly sorry for him after last night’s fiasco and I’m sure he must be embarrassed and very disappointed for a wasted night.
As for Jed and his cronies, I have never trusted them and never will.
IMO, honest guv.
Wasted night-plenty more of those in the pipeline.Cannot believe some actually went to watch a pointless kick-about-did they charge admission?You are also confirming what I posted ages ago that KMAC is a stoolie who has taken the job on with a full understanding of the events that have unfolded since the end of last season.I cannot feel sorry for him as he knew exactly what the terms were-hence we get a first time manager desperate enough to take the helm whilst other potential candidates-never knew who they were-did a sharp about turn on hearing the remit.There must have been a few good candidates willing to take the post given the position of the team when PDC walked.I have been in the anti camp from the off-absolutely nothing has changed my views about Ali Baba and co-nearly 50 years following the town but no interest this season.Hope they do well,really do,but to go with a squad of professionals to Banbury-and lose does not fill me with confidence.
[quote][p][bold]6degreessouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Come on guys, Jed shouldn't have arranged that game last night, KMAC stopped just short of saying as much, we shouldn't be playing games that have no benefit other than a run around, that game showed nothing as KMAC was clearly trying to protect players. I think KMAC is just as hacked off as we are, he just has more decorum than Di Canio and keeps his thoughts private, but the lack of comments on the playing staff and the way the club is going shows even he doesn't have a clue what they are doing, Devine aside I think Power and Jed are signing the players, so whilst I don't like KMAC this ant be heaped onto him[/p][/quote]I totally agree lovesey, I think Jed and Power are calling the shots on the signing of players and KMAC is maybe the mushroom, kept in the dark and all that. I think a few other managers in his position (If Jed and co are calling the shots) would have walked away from the situation some time ago but as you said decorum has kept his mouth shut and also the fact that he probably would not find another managerial role with another club. The match in my opinion should not have been played and Jed must take some responsibility, if he’s still chairman of Banbury, I think it was just a Jed ego booster night in front of his Banbury mates. Like you I don’t really like KMAC as a manager, however, I do feel slightly sorry for him after last night’s fiasco and I’m sure he must be embarrassed and very disappointed for a wasted night. As for Jed and his cronies, I have never trusted them and never will. IMO, honest guv.[/p][/quote]Wasted night-plenty more of those in the pipeline.Cannot believe some actually went to watch a pointless kick-about-did they charge admission?You are also confirming what I posted ages ago that KMAC is a stoolie who has taken the job on with a full understanding of the events that have unfolded since the end of last season.I cannot feel sorry for him as he knew exactly what the terms were-hence we get a first time manager desperate enough to take the helm whilst other potential candidates-never knew who they were-did a sharp about turn on hearing the remit.There must have been a few good candidates willing to take the post given the position of the team when PDC walked.I have been in the anti camp from the off-absolutely nothing has changed my views about Ali Baba and co-nearly 50 years following the town but no interest this season.Hope they do well,really do,but to go with a squad of professionals to Banbury-and lose does not fill me with confidence. buckobassettboy

2:32pm Sat 6 Jul 13

stfcdod says...

Wessex Warrior wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional.

Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now.

As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.
So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault.
Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1.
How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?
Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant.

And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup.

Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in.

Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel??

Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field.
What were you saying in your first paragraph then ?
[quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional. Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now. As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.[/p][/quote]So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault. Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1. How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?[/p][/quote]Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant. And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup. Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in. Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel?? Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field.[/p][/quote]What were you saying in your first paragraph then ? stfcdod

2:34pm Sat 6 Jul 13

stuartd92 says...

Should look at getting Debayo in on a free (ex Stoke defender). Very classy.
Should look at getting Debayo in on a free (ex Stoke defender). Very classy. stuartd92

2:38pm Sat 6 Jul 13

stfcdod says...

Wessex Warrior wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional.

Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now.

As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.
So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault.
Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1.
How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?
Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant.

And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup.

Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in.

Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel??

Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field.
Ritchie was sold by the old board before Jed and Co. came on board.
And you're wrong, myself, DS, ciclos and chish have all voiced our reservations about the board but NO, we don't go on and on and on about it.
[quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional. Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now. As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.[/p][/quote]So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault. Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1. How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?[/p][/quote]Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant. And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup. Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in. Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel?? Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field.[/p][/quote]Ritchie was sold by the old board before Jed and Co. came on board. And you're wrong, myself, DS, ciclos and chish have all voiced our reservations about the board but NO, we don't go on and on and on about it. stfcdod

2:50pm Sat 6 Jul 13

Wessex Warrior says...

stfcdod wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional.

Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now.

As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.
So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault.
Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1.
How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?
Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant.

And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup.

Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in.

Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel??

Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field.
What were you saying in your first paragraph then ?
Jed/Dod - I would have thought it was obvious, but if you cannot read, then I'm saying that it looks farcical, playing on a dangerous pitch, that should have been checked beforehand, with all hammers (and any other tools) removed, in a game that served only to boost your/the chairman's ego.

You seem to have your head so far up your/his arsse that you are in danger of missing the love English summer.
[quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional. Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now. As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.[/p][/quote]So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault. Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1. How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?[/p][/quote]Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant. And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup. Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in. Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel?? Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field.[/p][/quote]What were you saying in your first paragraph then ?[/p][/quote]Jed/Dod - I would have thought it was obvious, but if you cannot read, then I'm saying that it looks farcical, playing on a dangerous pitch, that should have been checked beforehand, with all hammers (and any other tools) removed, in a game that served only to boost your/the chairman's ego. You seem to have your head so far up your/his arsse that you are in danger of missing the love English summer. Wessex Warrior

2:51pm Sat 6 Jul 13

therock4u says...

Wessex Warrior wrote:
Back to the football, did Luongo play last night?

And are L Thompson and Navarro injured?
Jed must be partly to blame, as he is still chairman of Banbury, as far as I was aware.

Need to get your fact right before posting, like a lot of posters.

If you can be bothered do a 'wiki' check
and you will see he's not chairman.

I will leave it to you to find out who IS now chairman of Banbury.
[quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Back to the football, did Luongo play last night? And are L Thompson and Navarro injured?[/p][/quote]Jed must be partly to blame, as he is still chairman of Banbury, as far as I was aware. Need to get your fact right before posting, like a lot of posters. If you can be bothered do a 'wiki' check and you will see he's not chairman. I will leave it to you to find out who IS now chairman of Banbury. therock4u

2:52pm Sat 6 Jul 13

therock4u says...

Sorry Wessex ,that quote was supposed to have been deleted.
Sorry Wessex ,that quote was supposed to have been deleted. therock4u

2:54pm Sat 6 Jul 13

Wessex Warrior says...

therock4u wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
Back to the football, did Luongo play last night?

And are L Thompson and Navarro injured?
Jed must be partly to blame, as he is still chairman of Banbury, as far as I was aware.

Need to get your fact right before posting, like a lot of posters.

If you can be bothered do a 'wiki' check
and you will see he's not chairman.

I will leave it to you to find out who IS now chairman of Banbury.
Think you have got the wrong guy (and post). I have no idea whether Jed/Dod is still chairman of Banbury or not, hence have never referred to it.
[quote][p][bold]therock4u[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Back to the football, did Luongo play last night? And are L Thompson and Navarro injured?[/p][/quote]Jed must be partly to blame, as he is still chairman of Banbury, as far as I was aware. Need to get your fact right before posting, like a lot of posters. If you can be bothered do a 'wiki' check and you will see he's not chairman. I will leave it to you to find out who IS now chairman of Banbury.[/p][/quote]Think you have got the wrong guy (and post). I have no idea whether Jed/Dod is still chairman of Banbury or not, hence have never referred to it. Wessex Warrior

2:58pm Sat 6 Jul 13

Pewsham Red says...

therock4u wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
Back to the football, did Luongo play last night?

And are L Thompson and Navarro injured?
Jed must be partly to blame, as he is still chairman of Banbury, as far as I was aware.

Need to get your fact right before posting, like a lot of posters.

If you can be bothered do a 'wiki' check
and you will see he's not chairman.

I will leave it to you to find out who IS now chairman of Banbury.
Keep your wig on, fact ombudsman. I couldn't give a toss who the chairman of Banbury was/is. But if I ever need to I will look at the 'full of facts' Wikipedia, or just ask you.
[quote][p][bold]therock4u[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Back to the football, did Luongo play last night? And are L Thompson and Navarro injured?[/p][/quote]Jed must be partly to blame, as he is still chairman of Banbury, as far as I was aware. Need to get your fact right before posting, like a lot of posters. If you can be bothered do a 'wiki' check and you will see he's not chairman. I will leave it to you to find out who IS now chairman of Banbury.[/p][/quote]Keep your wig on, fact ombudsman. I couldn't give a toss who the chairman of Banbury was/is. But if I ever need to I will look at the 'full of facts' Wikipedia, or just ask you. Pewsham Red

3:17pm Sat 6 Jul 13

6degreessouth says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
therock4u wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
Back to the football, did Luongo play last night?

And are L Thompson and Navarro injured?
Jed must be partly to blame, as he is still chairman of Banbury, as far as I was aware.

Need to get your fact right before posting, like a lot of posters.

If you can be bothered do a 'wiki' check
and you will see he's not chairman.

I will leave it to you to find out who IS now chairman of Banbury.
Keep your wig on, fact ombudsman. I couldn't give a toss who the chairman of Banbury was/is. But if I ever need to I will look at the 'full of facts' Wikipedia, or just ask you.
Keep your wig on.


I haven't heard that saying in years. Brilliant.

Keep on smiling Town fans the season is almost here.
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]therock4u[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Back to the football, did Luongo play last night? And are L Thompson and Navarro injured?[/p][/quote]Jed must be partly to blame, as he is still chairman of Banbury, as far as I was aware. Need to get your fact right before posting, like a lot of posters. If you can be bothered do a 'wiki' check and you will see he's not chairman. I will leave it to you to find out who IS now chairman of Banbury.[/p][/quote]Keep your wig on, fact ombudsman. I couldn't give a toss who the chairman of Banbury was/is. But if I ever need to I will look at the 'full of facts' Wikipedia, or just ask you.[/p][/quote]Keep your wig on. I haven't heard that saying in years. Brilliant. Keep on smiling Town fans the season is almost here. 6degreessouth

3:17pm Sat 6 Jul 13

stfcdod says...

Wessex Warrior wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional.

Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now.

As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.
So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault.
Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1.
How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?
Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant.

And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup.

Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in.

Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel??

Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field.
What were you saying in your first paragraph then ?
Jed/Dod - I would have thought it was obvious, but if you cannot read, then I'm saying that it looks farcical, playing on a dangerous pitch, that should have been checked beforehand, with all hammers (and any other tools) removed, in a game that served only to boost your/the chairman's ego.

You seem to have your head so far up your/his arsse that you are in danger of missing the love English summer.
Oh, here we go. Now I'm being accused of being Jed, just because I don't agree with you. You are wrong and pathetic. Look back through my posts, before Jed & Co came along.
That's about six fans so far that have been accused of being Jed.
Why don't you actually read what is written. I said that all of us have reservations about the board and all of us have voiced those reservations before.
I've been described as a 'happy clapper' and yes, I suppose I am more optimistic than pessimistic. TBH I'll always prefer to be that than a 'moaning Minnie'.
[quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional. Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now. As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.[/p][/quote]So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault. Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1. How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?[/p][/quote]Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant. And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup. Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in. Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel?? Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field.[/p][/quote]What were you saying in your first paragraph then ?[/p][/quote]Jed/Dod - I would have thought it was obvious, but if you cannot read, then I'm saying that it looks farcical, playing on a dangerous pitch, that should have been checked beforehand, with all hammers (and any other tools) removed, in a game that served only to boost your/the chairman's ego. You seem to have your head so far up your/his arsse that you are in danger of missing the love English summer.[/p][/quote]Oh, here we go. Now I'm being accused of being Jed, just because I don't agree with you. You are wrong and pathetic. Look back through my posts, before Jed & Co came along. That's about six fans so far that have been accused of being Jed. Why don't you actually read what is written. I said that all of us have reservations about the board and all of us have voiced those reservations before. I've been described as a 'happy clapper' and yes, I suppose I am more optimistic than pessimistic. TBH I'll always prefer to be that than a 'moaning Minnie'. stfcdod

3:25pm Sat 6 Jul 13

Exmouth_red69 says...

So many handbags on this site at the moment, come on ladies put them away!
So many handbags on this site at the moment, come on ladies put them away! Exmouth_red69

3:36pm Sat 6 Jul 13

stfcdod says...

OK will do.
OK will do. stfcdod

4:16pm Sat 6 Jul 13

Steve. Brentford says...

Hahaha, b1tches b1tches give us a wave ..............
Hahaha, b1tches b1tches give us a wave .............. Steve. Brentford

6:18pm Sat 6 Jul 13

Worcsrobin says...

Last night was a total disgrace and our players should never have been expected to play on such a poor surface. The cows were even trying to get through the fence as there was more grass on it than in their field. Jed certainly has to take some of the blame instead of posing around with Tim Sherwood. The game was obviously a total "look at me" exercise for him. When he saw the state of that pitch he should have said "sorry but were not playing on that goodbye"
Last night was a total disgrace and our players should never have been expected to play on such a poor surface. The cows were even trying to get through the fence as there was more grass on it than in their field. Jed certainly has to take some of the blame instead of posing around with Tim Sherwood. The game was obviously a total "look at me" exercise for him. When he saw the state of that pitch he should have said "sorry but were not playing on that goodbye" Worcsrobin

6:25pm Sat 6 Jul 13

smirg kcab says...

Exmouth_red69 wrote:
So many handbags on this site at the moment, come on ladies put them away!
Agree get those **** out, and put a smile back on your faces.
[quote][p][bold]Exmouth_red69[/bold] wrote: So many handbags on this site at the moment, come on ladies put them away![/p][/quote]Agree get those **** out, and put a smile back on your faces. smirg kcab

6:28pm Sat 6 Jul 13

smirg kcab says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Exmouth_red69 wrote:
So many handbags on this site at the moment, come on ladies put them away!
Agree get those **** out, and put a smile back on your faces.
Dillldose
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Exmouth_red69[/bold] wrote: So many handbags on this site at the moment, come on ladies put them away![/p][/quote]Agree get those **** out, and put a smile back on your faces.[/p][/quote]Dillldose smirg kcab

6:28pm Sat 6 Jul 13

swindon1963 says...

Worcsrobin wrote:
Last night was a total disgrace and our players should never have been expected to play on such a poor surface. The cows were even trying to get through the fence as there was more grass on it than in their field. Jed certainly has to take some of the blame instead of posing around with Tim Sherwood. The game was obviously a total "look at me" exercise for him. When he saw the state of that pitch he should have said "sorry but were not playing on that goodbye"
Nothink against jed but you are right the game was a no start wot did it serve ?.
[quote][p][bold]Worcsrobin[/bold] wrote: Last night was a total disgrace and our players should never have been expected to play on such a poor surface. The cows were even trying to get through the fence as there was more grass on it than in their field. Jed certainly has to take some of the blame instead of posing around with Tim Sherwood. The game was obviously a total "look at me" exercise for him. When he saw the state of that pitch he should have said "sorry but were not playing on that goodbye"[/p][/quote]Nothink against jed but you are right the game was a no start wot did it serve ?. swindon1963

6:37pm Sat 6 Jul 13

swindon1963 says...

smirg kcab wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Exmouth_red69 wrote:
So many handbags on this site at the moment, come on ladies put them away!
Agree get those **** out, and put a smile back on your faces.
Dillldose
How old are you , Swindon fc have been in a lot worst positions then this, so don't give me your love for the club, as that's bulls***t .
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Exmouth_red69[/bold] wrote: So many handbags on this site at the moment, come on ladies put them away![/p][/quote]Agree get those **** out, and put a smile back on your faces.[/p][/quote]Dillldose[/p][/quote]How old are you , Swindon fc have been in a lot worst positions then this, so don't give me your love for the club, as that's bulls***t . swindon1963

6:58pm Sat 6 Jul 13

Robinonfire says...

Jed the Shred needs to shred Banburys grass also.
Jed the Shred needs to shred Banburys grass also. Robinonfire

7:14pm Sat 6 Jul 13

Pewsham Red says...

Robinonfire wrote:
Jed the Shred needs to shred Banburys grass also.
Good one! You do realise you are the only person that calls him that but it's still not clear why. Care to elaborate?
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Jed the Shred needs to shred Banburys grass also.[/p][/quote]Good one! You do realise you are the only person that calls him that but it's still not clear why. Care to elaborate? Pewsham Red

7:30pm Sat 6 Jul 13

pastor_of_muppets says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
Robinonfire wrote:
Jed the Shred needs to shred Banburys grass also.
Good one! You do realise you are the only person that calls him that but it's still not clear why. Care to elaborate?
Because it rhymes. That's it. Somebody has just been a bit excited since they got their 'Baby Poetry for Dummies' book
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Jed the Shred needs to shred Banburys grass also.[/p][/quote]Good one! You do realise you are the only person that calls him that but it's still not clear why. Care to elaborate?[/p][/quote]Because it rhymes. That's it. Somebody has just been a bit excited since they got their 'Baby Poetry for Dummies' book pastor_of_muppets

7:58pm Sat 6 Jul 13

Wilesy says...

On paper it was a reasonable fixture, but as it turns out it was a bit of a dud not just because of the farmyard pitch, but if it was designed to boost Banbury's coffers then that didn't work either there can't have been more than 300 there so it was only about 100 more than their average home attendance.

Same with Supermarine actually, certainly a lot quieter than last year, although the games are very early this year
On paper it was a reasonable fixture, but as it turns out it was a bit of a dud not just because of the farmyard pitch, but if it was designed to boost Banbury's coffers then that didn't work either there can't have been more than 300 there so it was only about 100 more than their average home attendance. Same with Supermarine actually, certainly a lot quieter than last year, although the games are very early this year Wilesy

8:32pm Sat 6 Jul 13

mallorca says...

Hi,as normal the admin crap comes out yet again.
Jed and Co like it or not were the only option the Town had.OK only kids have been signed but who know´s what will happen?????
At least STFC have reduced wage costs and hopefully will have success thi season.sorry it´s a fact of life looks as if the new owners do not have mega money why do you think our senior players are up for sale or been sold??
Oh exmouth Red over Sey26/(/9th for reunion at ITCRM us old marines get to do this every Sept staying at the Royal Beacon in Emoth
Good luck to all these new additions
Hi,as normal the admin crap comes out yet again. Jed and Co like it or not were the only option the Town had.OK only kids have been signed but who know´s what will happen????? At least STFC have reduced wage costs and hopefully will have success thi season.sorry it´s a fact of life looks as if the new owners do not have mega money why do you think our senior players are up for sale or been sold?? Oh exmouth Red over Sey26/(/9th for reunion at ITCRM us old marines get to do this every Sept staying at the Royal Beacon in Emoth Good luck to all these new additions mallorca

8:32pm Sat 6 Jul 13

mallorca says...

Hi,as normal the admin crap comes out yet again.
Jed and Co like it or not were the only option the Town had.OK only kids have been signed but who know´s what will happen?????
At least STFC have reduced wage costs and hopefully will have success thi season.sorry it´s a fact of life looks as if the new owners do not have mega money why do you think our senior players are up for sale or been sold??
Oh exmouth Red over Sey26/(/9th for reunion at ITCRM us old marines get to do this every Sept staying at the Royal Beacon in Emouth
Good luck to all these new additions
Hi,as normal the admin crap comes out yet again. Jed and Co like it or not were the only option the Town had.OK only kids have been signed but who know´s what will happen????? At least STFC have reduced wage costs and hopefully will have success thi season.sorry it´s a fact of life looks as if the new owners do not have mega money why do you think our senior players are up for sale or been sold?? Oh exmouth Red over Sey26/(/9th for reunion at ITCRM us old marines get to do this every Sept staying at the Royal Beacon in Emouth Good luck to all these new additions mallorca

9:05pm Sat 6 Jul 13

ya mums got facial hair says...

My mate spoke to si ferry today, happy with his part play against Poole town winning 3-1 (about 40 Yeovil fans)
Also Bostock a done deal 100%
My mate spoke to si ferry today, happy with his part play against Poole town winning 3-1 (about 40 Yeovil fans) Also Bostock a done deal 100% ya mums got facial hair

9:24pm Sat 6 Jul 13

ya mums got facial hair says...

Well done jed, for bringing bostock back?, I'm sure wiz will abuse you still.
Deal for ferry this week (forgot to mention) sorry to see him go.
Well done jed, for bringing bostock back?, I'm sure wiz will abuse you still. Deal for ferry this week (forgot to mention) sorry to see him go. ya mums got facial hair

9:25pm Sat 6 Jul 13

dazzastfc says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
"As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'."

Eh, so why did no-one else come forward to save the club?? only one offer to take over the club as it was, the rest wanted us in admin.

I could understand if we had had a few options for the takeover, but it was Jed or administration, I know what I would rather have.
pdc left BE4 jed and co took over
PLUS pdc new that he did not have a open budget to bring in ANOTHER 40 players...

As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that...
IF thats the case WHY DINT YOU BUT STFC.????
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: "As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'." Eh, so why did no-one else come forward to save the club?? only one offer to take over the club as it was, the rest wanted us in admin. I could understand if we had had a few options for the takeover, but it was Jed or administration, I know what I would rather have.[/p][/quote]pdc left BE4 jed and co took over PLUS pdc new that he did not have a open budget to bring in ANOTHER 40 players... As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that... IF thats the case WHY DINT YOU BUT STFC.???? dazzastfc

9:35pm Sat 6 Jul 13

dazzastfc says...

ya mums got facial hair wrote:
My mate spoke to si ferry today, happy with his part play against Poole town winning 3-1 (about 40 Yeovil fans)
Also Bostock a done deal 100%
Also Bostock a done deal 100%..

Where did you get that from mate?.
[quote][p][bold]ya mums got facial hair[/bold] wrote: My mate spoke to si ferry today, happy with his part play against Poole town winning 3-1 (about 40 Yeovil fans) Also Bostock a done deal 100%[/p][/quote]Also Bostock a done deal 100%.. Where did you get that from mate?. dazzastfc

9:35pm Sat 6 Jul 13

stfcdod says...

I think you've got the wrong end of the stick there Dazza. DS was, I believe, being ironic or sarcastic about an earlier post.
I think you've got the wrong end of the stick there Dazza. DS was, I believe, being ironic or sarcastic about an earlier post. stfcdod

9:39pm Sat 6 Jul 13

ya mums got facial hair says...

dazzastfc wrote:
ya mums got facial hair wrote:
My mate spoke to si ferry today, happy with his part play against Poole town winning 3-1 (about 40 Yeovil fans)
Also Bostock a done deal 100%
Also Bostock a done deal 100%..

Where did you get that from mate?.
Just trust me he's being unveiled to the media Monday 1,000% done.
Fredi told me
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ya mums got facial hair[/bold] wrote: My mate spoke to si ferry today, happy with his part play against Poole town winning 3-1 (about 40 Yeovil fans) Also Bostock a done deal 100%[/p][/quote]Also Bostock a done deal 100%.. Where did you get that from mate?.[/p][/quote]Just trust me he's being unveiled to the media Monday 1,000% done. Fredi told me ya mums got facial hair

9:43pm Sat 6 Jul 13

dazzastfc says...

Ha ha Nice one..
Hope your not telling lies ?

WERE IS FREDI NOW A DAYS
Ha ha Nice one.. Hope your not telling lies ? WERE IS FREDI NOW A DAYS dazzastfc

10:09pm Sat 6 Jul 13

ya mums got facial hair says...

dazzastfc wrote:
Ha ha Nice one..
Hope your not telling lies ?

WERE IS FREDI NOW A DAYS
Very rare I come on this site,
Won't be back until I get more to tell.
Bostock signed, remember me.
Until next time.
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: Ha ha Nice one.. Hope your not telling lies ? WERE IS FREDI NOW A DAYS[/p][/quote]Very rare I come on this site, Won't be back until I get more to tell. Bostock signed, remember me. Until next time. ya mums got facial hair

10:33pm Sat 6 Jul 13

Davidsyrett says...

Wessex Warrior wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional.

Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now.

As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.
So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault.
Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1.
How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?
Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant.

And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup.

Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in.

Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel??

Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field.
Wessex, I'm prepared to give the board a chance, they cant be judged over a few month's especially with the problem's they inherited. As for the Ritchie situation, he was sold before the board where given the go ahead to take over from the FL, would you have paid out £500K to keep the club afloat without knowing whether you would be allowed to take over the club??

Out of interest, what is your solution?
[quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional. Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now. As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.[/p][/quote]So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault. Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1. How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?[/p][/quote]Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant. And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup. Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in. Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel?? Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field.[/p][/quote]Wessex, I'm prepared to give the board a chance, they cant be judged over a few month's especially with the problem's they inherited. As for the Ritchie situation, he was sold before the board where given the go ahead to take over from the FL, would you have paid out £500K to keep the club afloat without knowing whether you would be allowed to take over the club?? Out of interest, what is your solution? Davidsyrett

10:56pm Sat 6 Jul 13

dazzastfc says...

ya mums got facial hair wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
Ha ha Nice one..
Hope your not telling lies ?

WERE IS FREDI NOW A DAYS
Very rare I come on this site,
Won't be back until I get more to tell.
Bostock signed, remember me.
Until next time.
Adios..Your secret is safe with me..
[quote][p][bold]ya mums got facial hair[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: Ha ha Nice one.. Hope your not telling lies ? WERE IS FREDI NOW A DAYS[/p][/quote]Very rare I come on this site, Won't be back until I get more to tell. Bostock signed, remember me. Until next time.[/p][/quote]Adios..Your secret is safe with me.. dazzastfc

6:32am Sun 7 Jul 13

Grangeparkred says...

Should have refused to play - although you'd like to think someone actually took a look at it a few days before we were due to play. Complete waste of time and lucky no injuries.
Should have refused to play - although you'd like to think someone actually took a look at it a few days before we were due to play. Complete waste of time and lucky no injuries. Grangeparkred

7:59am Sun 7 Jul 13

ciclosporindorset says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional.

Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now.

As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.
So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault.
Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1.
How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?
Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant.

And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup.

Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in.

Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel??

Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field.
Wessex, I'm prepared to give the board a chance, they cant be judged over a few month's especially with the problem's they inherited. As for the Ritchie situation, he was sold before the board where given the go ahead to take over from the FL, would you have paid out £500K to keep the club afloat without knowing whether you would be allowed to take over the club??

Out of interest, what is your solution?
ha, ha. I can now officially confirm that I, Ciclosporindorset, is Jed McCrury. yes, I am that man. Rather disappointed that when at last my nomme de plume gets a mention in dispatches, it is second in a list including similar other happy clappers. You can direct your questions to me in future.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional. Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now. As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.[/p][/quote]So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault. Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1. How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?[/p][/quote]Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant. And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup. Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in. Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel?? Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field.[/p][/quote]Wessex, I'm prepared to give the board a chance, they cant be judged over a few month's especially with the problem's they inherited. As for the Ritchie situation, he was sold before the board where given the go ahead to take over from the FL, would you have paid out £500K to keep the club afloat without knowing whether you would be allowed to take over the club?? Out of interest, what is your solution?[/p][/quote]ha, ha. I can now officially confirm that I, Ciclosporindorset, is Jed McCrury. yes, I am that man. Rather disappointed that when at last my nomme de plume gets a mention in dispatches, it is second in a list including similar other happy clappers. You can direct your questions to me in future. ciclosporindorset

9:15am Sun 7 Jul 13

Chish and Fips says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional.

Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now.

As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.
So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault.
Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1.
How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?
Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant.

And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup.

Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in.

Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel??

Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field.
Wessex, I'm prepared to give the board a chance, they cant be judged over a few month's especially with the problem's they inherited. As for the Ritchie situation, he was sold before the board where given the go ahead to take over from the FL, would you have paid out £500K to keep the club afloat without knowing whether you would be allowed to take over the club??

Out of interest, what is your solution?
ha, ha. I can now officially confirm that I, Ciclosporindorset, is Jed McCrury. yes, I am that man. Rather disappointed that when at last my nomme de plume gets a mention in dispatches, it is second in a list including similar other happy clappers. You can direct your questions to me in future.
Hmmmm not convinced there -especially with surname spelling mistake I'll get my man ..Chief Inspector Clouseau AKA Joey Butler on the case, he'll have it solved in a matter of years .... we'll drag him off the multiposters case right away ;o)
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional. Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now. As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.[/p][/quote]So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault. Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1. How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?[/p][/quote]Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant. And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup. Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in. Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel?? Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field.[/p][/quote]Wessex, I'm prepared to give the board a chance, they cant be judged over a few month's especially with the problem's they inherited. As for the Ritchie situation, he was sold before the board where given the go ahead to take over from the FL, would you have paid out £500K to keep the club afloat without knowing whether you would be allowed to take over the club?? Out of interest, what is your solution?[/p][/quote]ha, ha. I can now officially confirm that I, Ciclosporindorset, is Jed McCrury. yes, I am that man. Rather disappointed that when at last my nomme de plume gets a mention in dispatches, it is second in a list including similar other happy clappers. You can direct your questions to me in future.[/p][/quote]Hmmmm not convinced there -especially with surname spelling mistake I'll get my man ..Chief Inspector Clouseau AKA Joey Butler on the case, he'll have it solved in a matter of years .... we'll drag him off the multiposters case right away ;o) Chish and Fips

9:18am Sun 7 Jul 13

ciclosporindorset says...

No really, I am Spart........, sorry Jed, unless you are!!!!
No really, I am Spart........, sorry Jed, unless you are!!!! ciclosporindorset

9:52am Sun 7 Jul 13

Davidsyrett says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
ciclosporindorset wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional.

Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now.

As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.
So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault.
Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1.
How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?
Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant.

And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup.

Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in.

Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel??

Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field.
Wessex, I'm prepared to give the board a chance, they cant be judged over a few month's especially with the problem's they inherited. As for the Ritchie situation, he was sold before the board where given the go ahead to take over from the FL, would you have paid out £500K to keep the club afloat without knowing whether you would be allowed to take over the club??

Out of interest, what is your solution?
ha, ha. I can now officially confirm that I, Ciclosporindorset, is Jed McCrury. yes, I am that man. Rather disappointed that when at last my nomme de plume gets a mention in dispatches, it is second in a list including similar other happy clappers. You can direct your questions to me in future.
Hmmmm not convinced there -especially with surname spelling mistake I'll get my man ..Chief Inspector Clouseau AKA Joey Butler on the case, he'll have it solved in a matter of years .... we'll drag him off the multiposters case right away ;o)
Ciclos (aka Jed), your lucky, I was only 3rd, I'm surprised Wessex didn't work out that DavidSyrett is an anagram of Lee Powers, Oh well, of to Spurs today to see if I can persuade a few more kids to join the mighty STFC bandwagon!! Maybe should upgrade my car, might impress them more, Merc's are so yesterday, hey Jed, can I use the Season ticket money?
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional. Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now. As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.[/p][/quote]So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault. Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1. How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?[/p][/quote]Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant. And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup. Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in. Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel?? Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field.[/p][/quote]Wessex, I'm prepared to give the board a chance, they cant be judged over a few month's especially with the problem's they inherited. As for the Ritchie situation, he was sold before the board where given the go ahead to take over from the FL, would you have paid out £500K to keep the club afloat without knowing whether you would be allowed to take over the club?? Out of interest, what is your solution?[/p][/quote]ha, ha. I can now officially confirm that I, Ciclosporindorset, is Jed McCrury. yes, I am that man. Rather disappointed that when at last my nomme de plume gets a mention in dispatches, it is second in a list including similar other happy clappers. You can direct your questions to me in future.[/p][/quote]Hmmmm not convinced there -especially with surname spelling mistake I'll get my man ..Chief Inspector Clouseau AKA Joey Butler on the case, he'll have it solved in a matter of years .... we'll drag him off the multiposters case right away ;o)[/p][/quote]Ciclos (aka Jed), your lucky, I was only 3rd, I'm surprised Wessex didn't work out that DavidSyrett is an anagram of Lee Powers, Oh well, of to Spurs today to see if I can persuade a few more kids to join the mighty STFC bandwagon!! Maybe should upgrade my car, might impress them more, Merc's are so yesterday, hey Jed, can I use the Season ticket money? Davidsyrett

10:16am Sun 7 Jul 13

jayden says...

1969andallthat wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
1969andallthat wrote:
The shambles continues.
And so continues your pointless posts
Do yourself a favour and support another team
Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69
One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"
It was a comment on which you felt the need to comment, so not pointless at all.

Was it a shambles or not?

Why aren't you angry with Jed for putting our players at risk instead of a fellow fan whose assessment of the club board is increasingly being seen as spot on.

None of the signings last week were anything to get excited about but if I moaned every time this board or manager c*ck up I wouldn't have any time to sail my yacht.
Scientiae cedit mare"
[quote][p][bold]1969andallthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1969andallthat[/bold] wrote: The shambles continues.[/p][/quote]And so continues your pointless posts Do yourself a favour and support another team Whilst we were making signings over the last week I bet it twisted up your stomach because you couldn't find anything to moan about. Nice to see your back on true form 69 One word for you and I will use your own words "shambles"[/p][/quote]It was a comment on which you felt the need to comment, so not pointless at all. Was it a shambles or not? Why aren't you angry with Jed for putting our players at risk instead of a fellow fan whose assessment of the club board is increasingly being seen as spot on. None of the signings last week were anything to get excited about but if I moaned every time this board or manager c*ck up I wouldn't have any time to sail my yacht.[/p][/quote]Scientiae cedit mare" jayden

10:42am Sun 7 Jul 13

southwest man says...

Wessex Warrior wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Wessex Warrior wrote:
Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional.

Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now.

As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.
So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault.
Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1.
How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?
Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant.

And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup.

Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in.

Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel??

Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field.
Another inane post ,why do you bother!
[quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wessex Warrior[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit farcical doesn't it? Clearly the chairman wanted his own little PR jaunt to help Banbury rather than show concern over our team's pre-sesaon build up or risk to injuries. That's just unprofessional. Collins in midfield? Don't like the look of that, he's a striker and probably should be first choice striker as well. Presumably because we haven't got any fit midfielders yet? Did Luongo play last night? Is Navarro still injured? I thought Thompson was going to play more this season? Catching up over the last week that I've missed but things don't look to be in a good state right now. As to Jed 'saving' us. Well anyone could do that - get rid of Di Canio and his team, get rid of lots of players. Any board could do that, including a supporters group - it's hardly 'saving'. The question is what is left at the end of it. Worrying season ahead by the looks like.[/p][/quote]So Jed is now to blame for the state of the Banbury pitch. What are you going to pin on him next ? Oh, I know.....Iniesta, Ronaldo, Kaka, Bale etc. haven't signed for STFC. Must be Jed's fault. Why didn't you save STFC, as by all accounts it would only have cost you a £1. How about showing a little positivity instead of seemingly joining 69 on suicide watch ?[/p][/quote]Where/when did I say Jed was to blame for the pitch??? What a stupid statement. But as others have said, the pitch should at least have been checked beforehand and by sounds of it, the game not played at all. Given our injury list and limited playing budget, the risk of poor quality pitches when you play your friendlies away at lower League teams is significant. And clearly it was an exercise to boost his ego, rather than what was right for the team in its pre-season buildup. Yes, the 'anyone can' was for effect, but basically, what have they brought into the club? No money. No professionalism or expertise either. As Oi Den said ages ago, if they couldn't even temporarily finance keeping Ritchie (he would have been worth three times as if sold this summer) then really they are just a paid committee. I don't know why other people weren't interested in buying the club for a pound, with no debt. Maybe for the reason I wouldn't be - just not interested in owning a football club, better things to invest in. Some of you on here - dod, ciclos, david syrett, chish - seem blindly supportive of everything the board does, and resent any criticism. Is one of you Jed, one of you Power, and one of you Muriel?? Don't worry - I get behind the team at the games when they're playing (unlike the many whingers in the Don Rogers). Doesn't mean I like what's happening off the field.[/p][/quote]Another inane post ,why do you bother! southwest man

11:47am Sun 7 Jul 13

red white says...

I am the line man for the county
I am the line man for the county red white

11:48am Sun 7 Jul 13

red white says...

Sorry just fancied a sing song !
Sorry just fancied a sing song ! red white

11:53am Sun 7 Jul 13

Chish and Fips says...

red white wrote:
I am the line man for the county
And I drive the mainroad.
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: I am the line man for the county[/p][/quote]And I drive the mainroad. Chish and Fips

12:22pm Sun 7 Jul 13

ciclosporindorset says...

Lookin in the sun for another overload.
Lookin in the sun for another overload. ciclosporindorset

12:51pm Sun 7 Jul 13

red white says...

And i need you more than want you......
And i need you more than want you...... red white

1:05pm Sun 7 Jul 13

Chish and Fips says...

I hear you singing in the wire.
I hear you singing in the wire. Chish and Fips

1:45pm Sun 7 Jul 13

red white says...

We are Swindon Towwwwnnn!
We are Swindon Towwwwnnn! red white

2:13pm Sun 7 Jul 13

red white says...

We need to up our game remember the happy (clappy) days with Paolo,we make the difference.Fact.
We need to up our game remember the happy (clappy) days with Paolo,we make the difference.Fact. red white

4:41pm Sun 7 Jul 13

jayden says...

Austin to join Hull tomorrow 4.5 million.
Austin to join Hull tomorrow 4.5 million. jayden

4:53pm Sun 7 Jul 13

dazzastfc says...

jayden wrote:
Austin to join Hull tomorrow 4.5 million.
So we should be getting about 800k +
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Austin to join Hull tomorrow 4.5 million.[/p][/quote]So we should be getting about 800k + dazzastfc

6:36pm Sun 7 Jul 13

faatmaan says...

will we ever win In Oxfordshire ? Clanfield next ?
will we ever win In Oxfordshire ? Clanfield next ? faatmaan

8:42pm Sun 7 Jul 13

jayden says...

dazzastfc wrote:
jayden wrote:
Austin to join Hull tomorrow 4.5 million.
So we should be getting about 800k +
Yes I think it's around that figure mate.How are you?
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Austin to join Hull tomorrow 4.5 million.[/p][/quote]So we should be getting about 800k +[/p][/quote]Yes I think it's around that figure mate.How are you? jayden

9:47pm Sun 7 Jul 13

Davidsyrett says...

jayden wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
jayden wrote:
Austin to join Hull tomorrow 4.5 million.
So we should be getting about 800k +
Yes I think it's around that figure mate.How are you?
we only get a percentage on the profit made after they take of what they paid us for him. (was it £1.2M?), therefore if 20% sell on clause we would make £660K. Someone mentioned a few weeks ago that AF was due a cut of that, hope that's not true.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Austin to join Hull tomorrow 4.5 million.[/p][/quote]So we should be getting about 800k +[/p][/quote]Yes I think it's around that figure mate.How are you?[/p][/quote]we only get a percentage on the profit made after they take of what they paid us for him. (was it £1.2M?), therefore if 20% sell on clause we would make £660K. Someone mentioned a few weeks ago that AF was due a cut of that, hope that's not true. Davidsyrett

9:48pm Sun 7 Jul 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Jayden dazza: it should have been that amount but under the distinct impression Black and/or other previous shareholders have clung on to vast majority if it. I may be wrong but just thought I'd read that somewhere.
Jayden dazza: it should have been that amount but under the distinct impression Black and/or other previous shareholders have clung on to vast majority if it. I may be wrong but just thought I'd read that somewhere. dreamofacleansheet2

9:52pm Sun 7 Jul 13

redgent says...

not sure about collins in midfield might work, still think we need a 20+ striker anyway (always hard to come by)hope Kev mac has irons in the fire with one of the three signings this week to do with this, I'll keep mentioning BWP on loan until he signs then!
not sure about collins in midfield might work, still think we need a 20+ striker anyway (always hard to come by)hope Kev mac has irons in the fire with one of the three signings this week to do with this, I'll keep mentioning BWP on loan until he signs then! redgent

9:58pm Sun 7 Jul 13

jayden says...

Reports of Huddersfield town want Collins.
Reports of Huddersfield town want Collins. jayden

10:52pm Sun 7 Jul 13

the wizard says...

I think we should keep him, especially as Kevin likes the ball played foot to foot, rather than an incoming overhead missile, which you have to trap, contain and control before you can play it. Foot to foot, player to player the passing game will do him proud, and possibly Williams too.
I think we should keep him, especially as Kevin likes the ball played foot to foot, rather than an incoming overhead missile, which you have to trap, contain and control before you can play it. Foot to foot, player to player the passing game will do him proud, and possibly Williams too. the wizard

10:55pm Sun 7 Jul 13

big_afcb_fan says...

They can be hard to beat those builders and milk men!! giggle giggle chortle chortle :)
They can be hard to beat those builders and milk men!! giggle giggle chortle chortle :) big_afcb_fan

11:06pm Sun 7 Jul 13

Oi Den! says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Jayden dazza: it should have been that amount but under the distinct impression Black and/or other previous shareholders have clung on to vast majority if it. I may be wrong but just thought I'd read that somewhere.
Dreamo, I know you're not the first to mention this but how could any individual be entitled to a cut? Surely the sale of Austin or any other player is a contract between the buying club and the selling club, isn't it? Black didn't sell Austin. Swindon Town Football Company Ltd (presumably) sold him. This reminds me of the suggestion we read about Bodin, Di Canio or whoever having no claim against the new board. It doesn't matter who is on the board. The company is a legal person. It can't escape its responsibilities by changing directors; similarly, former directors have no right to claim a share of the company's future income.

OK, I suppose Black could have done a deal with the company on the potential Austin income but why would he have wanted to do that? If he wanted some of his money back, he could have just left some of his loan in place instead of writing it all off - much cleaner and not dependent on the unknown. Although I didn't expect it to happen, Austin could have flopped after leaving us, making any deal worthless. So the idea doesn't make sense to me. Or have I missed something?
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Jayden dazza: it should have been that amount but under the distinct impression Black and/or other previous shareholders have clung on to vast majority if it. I may be wrong but just thought I'd read that somewhere.[/p][/quote]Dreamo, I know you're not the first to mention this but how could any individual be entitled to a cut? Surely the sale of Austin or any other player is a contract between the buying club and the selling club, isn't it? Black didn't sell Austin. Swindon Town Football Company Ltd (presumably) sold him. This reminds me of the suggestion we read about Bodin, Di Canio or whoever having no claim against the new board. It doesn't matter who is on the board. The company is a legal person. It can't escape its responsibilities by changing directors; similarly, former directors have no right to claim a share of the company's future income. OK, I suppose Black could have done a deal with the company on the potential Austin income but why would he have wanted to do that? If he wanted some of his money back, he could have just left some of his loan in place instead of writing it all off - much cleaner and not dependent on the unknown. Although I didn't expect it to happen, Austin could have flopped after leaving us, making any deal worthless. So the idea doesn't make sense to me. Or have I missed something? Oi Den!

8:36am Mon 8 Jul 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

Oi Den! wrote:
dreamofacleansheet2 wrote: Jayden dazza: it should have been that amount but under the distinct impression Black and/or other previous shareholders have clung on to vast majority if it. I may be wrong but just thought I'd read that somewhere.
Dreamo, I know you're not the first to mention this but how could any individual be entitled to a cut? Surely the sale of Austin or any other player is a contract between the buying club and the selling club, isn't it? Black didn't sell Austin. Swindon Town Football Company Ltd (presumably) sold him. This reminds me of the suggestion we read about Bodin, Di Canio or whoever having no claim against the new board. It doesn't matter who is on the board. The company is a legal person. It can't escape its responsibilities by changing directors; similarly, former directors have no right to claim a share of the company's future income. OK, I suppose Black could have done a deal with the company on the potential Austin income but why would he have wanted to do that? If he wanted some of his money back, he could have just left some of his loan in place instead of writing it all off - much cleaner and not dependent on the unknown. Although I didn't expect it to happen, Austin could have flopped after leaving us, making any deal worthless. So the idea doesn't make sense to me. Or have I missed something?
my understanding is that fitton has a finders fee for Austin built in...
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Jayden dazza: it should have been that amount but under the distinct impression Black and/or other previous shareholders have clung on to vast majority if it. I may be wrong but just thought I'd read that somewhere.[/p][/quote]Dreamo, I know you're not the first to mention this but how could any individual be entitled to a cut? Surely the sale of Austin or any other player is a contract between the buying club and the selling club, isn't it? Black didn't sell Austin. Swindon Town Football Company Ltd (presumably) sold him. This reminds me of the suggestion we read about Bodin, Di Canio or whoever having no claim against the new board. It doesn't matter who is on the board. The company is a legal person. It can't escape its responsibilities by changing directors; similarly, former directors have no right to claim a share of the company's future income. OK, I suppose Black could have done a deal with the company on the potential Austin income but why would he have wanted to do that? If he wanted some of his money back, he could have just left some of his loan in place instead of writing it all off - much cleaner and not dependent on the unknown. Although I didn't expect it to happen, Austin could have flopped after leaving us, making any deal worthless. So the idea doesn't make sense to me. Or have I missed something?[/p][/quote]my understanding is that fitton has a finders fee for Austin built in... Is that you Lovesey

12:12pm Mon 8 Jul 13

lyniclove says...

HE WOULD HAVE TO BLAME SOMETHING LETS GET IT CLEAR HE IS NOT THE MAN FOR US
HE WOULD HAVE TO BLAME SOMETHING LETS GET IT CLEAR HE IS NOT THE MAN FOR US lyniclove

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