Jed begins recruitment drive

Jed McCrory

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KEVIN MacDonald will have the Swindon Town board’s full backing in the loan market, chairman Jed McCrory has confirmed.

The former Aston Villa assistant boss was named as the new manager of the Robins on Thursday and will take charge of his first match at Coventry this afternoon.

With connections in high places in the game, McCrory is hopeful MacDonald will be able to attract top-flight talent to the County Ground, and has pledged his support to the 52-year-old in the pursuit of promotion to the Championship.

“He’s obviously not come here knowing he’s not going to get players because he just wouldn’t be here if he didn’t have the opportunity to win and develop. I’m keen to give him the players he wants, as are the rest of the board and it will be Kevin’s choice,” he said.

“People hadn’t heard of the James Milners and others like that he brought through at Villa and maybe he’ll find one out there and pull him through. Kevin has been told that if he needs players he can have players to bring the squad together.

“He knows the game inside out and I feel totally calm around him. He’s such a calming influence around the place that when he says he needs a player, he needs a player. At the minute he just wants to look at what he’s got and just take a week to evaluate the whole squad.

“Because of his credentials as a coach, and he’s well renowned throughout the Premier League, I think he would definitely give us more opportunity with Premier League clubs to loan us their players.”

Two players who remain linked with Swindon Town are Danny Green and Marlon Pack. Moves for the duo fell through on transfer deadline day in January, but McCrory said they could be resurrected should MacDonald be keen to do so.

“I think it’s got to be Kevin’s decision as a manager, he may have a different view on how we play,” he said. “Let’s let him get the players he wants, let’s let him get the style of football he wants to bring in and go from there. If he wants Marlon and Danny then I’ll get on the phone now. I’ll do what he requires to get this team up.”

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6:15am Sat 2 Mar 13

chalkswindon says...

He's certainly talking the talk.

I've liked everything that has been quoted from him since the takeover went through.
He's certainly talking the talk. I've liked everything that has been quoted from him since the takeover went through. chalkswindon
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7:23am Sat 2 Mar 13

BurtBacharach says...

LOL. James Milner who came through at Leeds and was at Swindon on loan long before his Villa days?! Top knowledge.

I hope I've misInterpreted that and what he's saying is MacD gave him his first chance at Villa.
LOL. James Milner who came through at Leeds and was at Swindon on loan long before his Villa days?! Top knowledge. I hope I've misInterpreted that and what he's saying is MacD gave him his first chance at Villa. BurtBacharach
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7:34am Sat 2 Mar 13

avo says...

chalkswindon wrote:
He's certainly talking the talk. I've liked everything that has been quoted from him since the takeover went through.
Likewise. Let's hope the team back him up today with a cracking performance and hopefully 3 points.
[quote][p][bold]chalkswindon[/bold] wrote: He's certainly talking the talk. I've liked everything that has been quoted from him since the takeover went through.[/p][/quote]Likewise. Let's hope the team back him up today with a cracking performance and hopefully 3 points. avo
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8:21am Sat 2 Mar 13

OX1 RED says...

BurtBacharach wrote:
LOL. James Milner who came through at Leeds and was at Swindon on loan long before his Villa days?! Top knowledge.

I hope I've misInterpreted that and what he's saying is MacD gave him his first chance at Villa.
Made me smile, but I get what he's saying... Perhaps Barry Bannan Ciaran Clark et al might have been the more accurate examples
[quote][p][bold]BurtBacharach[/bold] wrote: LOL. James Milner who came through at Leeds and was at Swindon on loan long before his Villa days?! Top knowledge. I hope I've misInterpreted that and what he's saying is MacD gave him his first chance at Villa.[/p][/quote]Made me smile, but I get what he's saying... Perhaps Barry Bannan Ciaran Clark et al might have been the more accurate examples OX1 RED
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8:45am Sat 2 Mar 13

Székesfehérvár says...

Just seen this story this morning: http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/football/21
629194

Hopefully we won't be put under another embargo then, seeing as our 2012 accounts were due to be filed with Companies House on Thursday?? Didn't we file accounts late last year as well?
Just seen this story this morning: http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/21 629194 Hopefully we won't be put under another embargo then, seeing as our 2012 accounts were due to be filed with Companies House on Thursday?? Didn't we file accounts late last year as well? Székesfehérvár
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8:59am Sat 2 Mar 13

old town robin says...

BurtBacharach wrote:
LOL. James Milner who came through at Leeds and was at Swindon on loan long before his Villa days?! Top knowledge.

I hope I've misInterpreted that and what he's saying is MacD gave him his first chance at Villa.
Had exactly the same thoughts, Jed really needs to think what he is saying if he thinks nobody had heard of JM before he went to Villa, his foorball knowledge might not be as sound as he makes out.

After todays game, regardless of the result, I hope Jed will be on that phone and .resurrect the loans of Pack and Green. It will be a start and give Kevin a few days to get his thoughts together of who else he needs until the end of season. He only has 19 more days to do it before the window closes and we have 3 more tough games after today.
[quote][p][bold]BurtBacharach[/bold] wrote: LOL. James Milner who came through at Leeds and was at Swindon on loan long before his Villa days?! Top knowledge. I hope I've misInterpreted that and what he's saying is MacD gave him his first chance at Villa.[/p][/quote]Had exactly the same thoughts, Jed really needs to think what he is saying if he thinks nobody had heard of JM before he went to Villa, his foorball knowledge might not be as sound as he makes out. After todays game, regardless of the result, I hope Jed will be on that phone and .resurrect the loans of Pack and Green. It will be a start and give Kevin a few days to get his thoughts together of who else he needs until the end of season. He only has 19 more days to do it before the window closes and we have 3 more tough games after today. old town robin
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9:08am Sat 2 Mar 13

International Robin2 says...

Székesfehérvár wrote:
Just seen this story this morning: http://www.bbc.co.uk

/sport/0/football/21

629194

Hopefully we won't be put under another embargo then, seeing as our 2012 accounts were due to be filed with Companies House on Thursday?? Didn't we file accounts late last year as well?
We filed it late last year due to Black taking up shares of Fitton etc. I'd be pretty confident that there wouldn't be much work to do on the books considering a takeover has just happened, which all the accounting needs to be bang up to date..

Coventry sound proper screwed though. I'm more confident of 3pts today now!
[quote][p][bold]Székesfehérvár[/bold] wrote: Just seen this story this morning: http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/21 629194 Hopefully we won't be put under another embargo then, seeing as our 2012 accounts were due to be filed with Companies House on Thursday?? Didn't we file accounts late last year as well?[/p][/quote]We filed it late last year due to Black taking up shares of Fitton etc. I'd be pretty confident that there wouldn't be much work to do on the books considering a takeover has just happened, which all the accounting needs to be bang up to date.. Coventry sound proper screwed though. I'm more confident of 3pts today now! International Robin2
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9:09am Sat 2 Mar 13

Lazaat says...

Problem is most of the decent players available for loan will soon all be snapped up so KM needs to get a move on. I will be at Coventry today but am not too optimistic unless Ferry is back and our forwards find their shooting boots! Coventry's home form is not too good so with about 3,000 of us behind the lads you never know? Would be nice to have some stability now. Is there any chance we could get Caddis and Benson back? Caddis could play right midfield and Benson certainly is a better scorer than any of our current strikers!
Problem is most of the decent players available for loan will soon all be snapped up so KM needs to get a move on. I will be at Coventry today but am not too optimistic unless Ferry is back and our forwards find their shooting boots! Coventry's home form is not too good so with about 3,000 of us behind the lads you never know? Would be nice to have some stability now. Is there any chance we could get Caddis and Benson back? Caddis could play right midfield and Benson certainly is a better scorer than any of our current strikers! Lazaat
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9:23am Sat 2 Mar 13

London Red says...

Is that the same Benson that has about 5 goals this season compared to Collins who has 15?
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Benson has scored 1 at Cheltenham! Collins has 2 in L1 in the same period
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Why not try and get Connell while we are at it?
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Maybe J Smith could come back in to midfield too?
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I must have been following a different team this year as I saw Swindon were one of the top scorers in the entire league
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Why can't people support the lads instead of always looking backward!
Is that the same Benson that has about 5 goals this season compared to Collins who has 15? . Benson has scored 1 at Cheltenham! Collins has 2 in L1 in the same period . Why not try and get Connell while we are at it? . Maybe J Smith could come back in to midfield too? . I must have been following a different team this year as I saw Swindon were one of the top scorers in the entire league . Why can't people support the lads instead of always looking backward! London Red
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9:41am Sat 2 Mar 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

PREDICTIONS LEAGUE
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Can't see the thread anywhere so please see the questions on the Sam Morshead thread:
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THE SAM MORSHEAD COLUMN: Crazy days are over, now let's move on
PREDICTIONS LEAGUE ----. Can't see the thread anywhere so please see the questions on the Sam Morshead thread: . THE SAM MORSHEAD COLUMN: Crazy days are over, now let's move on SAPFanSTFC
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9:44am Sat 2 Mar 13

ScottLeitch says...

This is encouraging.
This is encouraging. ScottLeitch
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9:59am Sat 2 Mar 13

Lazaat says...

London Red wrote:
Is that the same Benson that has about 5 goals this season compared to Collins who has 15?
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Benson has scored 1 at Cheltenham! Collins has 2 in L1 in the same period
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Why not try and get Connell while we are at it?
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Maybe J Smith could come back in to midfield too?
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I must have been following a different team this year as I saw Swindon were one of the top scorers in the entire league
.
Why can't people support the lads instead of always looking backward!
I was thinking of Williams in particular, and how many games he has played in comparison to how many Benson has played. I don't know why LR but you do seem to enjoy confrontation don't you? I still say Benson is a better goal scorer than the current strikers taking into account the ratio of goals scored against chances! As for Connell and Smith, they are no longer Town players but Benson and Caddis are so I really don't know what your point was there...you just sound very silly sometimes.

I have been a regular supporter of the Town since 1966 (attending matches) and played competitive football for 25 years so my opinion is as valid as yours, so please drop the arrogance in future please...i remember you did the same to one of my posts after the paint pot final at Wembley but I let that go!
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Is that the same Benson that has about 5 goals this season compared to Collins who has 15? . Benson has scored 1 at Cheltenham! Collins has 2 in L1 in the same period . Why not try and get Connell while we are at it? . Maybe J Smith could come back in to midfield too? . I must have been following a different team this year as I saw Swindon were one of the top scorers in the entire league . Why can't people support the lads instead of always looking backward![/p][/quote]I was thinking of Williams in particular, and how many games he has played in comparison to how many Benson has played. I don't know why LR but you do seem to enjoy confrontation don't you? I still say Benson is a better goal scorer than the current strikers taking into account the ratio of goals scored against chances! As for Connell and Smith, they are no longer Town players but Benson and Caddis are so I really don't know what your point was there...you just sound very silly sometimes. I have been a regular supporter of the Town since 1966 (attending matches) and played competitive football for 25 years so my opinion is as valid as yours, so please drop the arrogance in future please...i remember you did the same to one of my posts after the paint pot final at Wembley but I let that go! Lazaat
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10:22am Sat 2 Mar 13

EastleazeRed says...

Steven Ireland please ;-p
Steven Ireland please ;-p EastleazeRed
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10:28am Sat 2 Mar 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Where is all this talk of 3,000 away fans coming from?....have we sold that many tickets?
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Wife's birthday today - she didn't seem too happy at my offer of a trip to see Coventry away for her birthday present sadly so stuck back at home.
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Would have been nice to see the new STFC.
Where is all this talk of 3,000 away fans coming from?....have we sold that many tickets? ... Wife's birthday today - she didn't seem too happy at my offer of a trip to see Coventry away for her birthday present sadly so stuck back at home. . Would have been nice to see the new STFC. SAPFanSTFC
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10:40am Sat 2 Mar 13

Lazaat says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Where is all this talk of 3,000 away fans coming from?....have we sold that many tickets?
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Wife's birthday today - she didn't seem too happy at my offer of a trip to see Coventry away for her birthday present sadly so stuck back at home.
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Would have been nice to see the new STFC.
Hi Ian, I phoned the Swindon ticket office yesterday and they said 2,400 tickets already sold and at least another 500 paying at gate, this was based on fans phoning ticket office and asking if they could pay on day.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Where is all this talk of 3,000 away fans coming from?....have we sold that many tickets? ... Wife's birthday today - she didn't seem too happy at my offer of a trip to see Coventry away for her birthday present sadly so stuck back at home. . Would have been nice to see the new STFC.[/p][/quote]Hi Ian, I phoned the Swindon ticket office yesterday and they said 2,400 tickets already sold and at least another 500 paying at gate, this was based on fans phoning ticket office and asking if they could pay on day. Lazaat
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10:44am Sat 2 Mar 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Lazaat wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Where is all this talk of 3,000 away fans coming from?....have we sold that many tickets?
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Wife's birthday today - she didn't seem too happy at my offer of a trip to see Coventry away for her birthday present sadly so stuck back at home.
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Would have been nice to see the new STFC.
Hi Ian, I phoned the Swindon ticket office yesterday and they said 2,400 tickets already sold and at least another 500 paying at gate, this was based on fans phoning ticket office and asking if they could pay on day.
Hi Laz, thanks for that WOW!!
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Really jealous as I'd earmarked this game from the start of the season only to realise the significance of the date in November....despite all my efforts and bribes nothing has convinced her....not a football fan in any sense of the word sadly.
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Hope you're well and have a shout for me please!...say hi to Louis as well if you get to meet up.
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....better go and update my attendance on the predictions league! :-)
[quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Where is all this talk of 3,000 away fans coming from?....have we sold that many tickets? ... Wife's birthday today - she didn't seem too happy at my offer of a trip to see Coventry away for her birthday present sadly so stuck back at home. . Would have been nice to see the new STFC.[/p][/quote]Hi Ian, I phoned the Swindon ticket office yesterday and they said 2,400 tickets already sold and at least another 500 paying at gate, this was based on fans phoning ticket office and asking if they could pay on day.[/p][/quote]Hi Laz, thanks for that WOW!! . Really jealous as I'd earmarked this game from the start of the season only to realise the significance of the date in November....despite all my efforts and bribes nothing has convinced her....not a football fan in any sense of the word sadly. . Hope you're well and have a shout for me please!...say hi to Louis as well if you get to meet up. . ....better go and update my attendance on the predictions league! :-) SAPFanSTFC
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11:57am Sat 2 Mar 13

umpcah says...

London Red wrote:
Is that the same Benson that has about 5 goals this season compared to Collins who has 15?
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Benson has scored 1 at Cheltenham! Collins has 2 in L1 in the same period
.
Why not try and get Connell while we are at it?
.
Maybe J Smith could come back in to midfield too?
.
I must have been following a different team this year as I saw Swindon were one of the top scorers in the entire league
.
Why can't people support the lads instead of always looking backward!
Don't forget Barry Corr !
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Is that the same Benson that has about 5 goals this season compared to Collins who has 15? . Benson has scored 1 at Cheltenham! Collins has 2 in L1 in the same period . Why not try and get Connell while we are at it? . Maybe J Smith could come back in to midfield too? . I must have been following a different team this year as I saw Swindon were one of the top scorers in the entire league . Why can't people support the lads instead of always looking backward![/p][/quote]Don't forget Barry Corr ! umpcah
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1:56pm Sat 2 Mar 13

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Lazaat wrote:
London Red wrote: Is that the same Benson that has about 5 goals this season compared to Collins who has 15? . Benson has scored 1 at Cheltenham! Collins has 2 in L1 in the same period . Why not try and get Connell while we are at it? . Maybe J Smith could come back in to midfield too? . I must have been following a different team this year as I saw Swindon were one of the top scorers in the entire league . Why can't people support the lads instead of always looking backward!
I was thinking of Williams in particular, and how many games he has played in comparison to how many Benson has played. I don't know why LR but you do seem to enjoy confrontation don't you? I still say Benson is a better goal scorer than the current strikers taking into account the ratio of goals scored against chances! As for Connell and Smith, they are no longer Town players but Benson and Caddis are so I really don't know what your point was there...you just sound very silly sometimes. I have been a regular supporter of the Town since 1966 (attending matches) and played competitive football for 25 years so my opinion is as valid as yours, so please drop the arrogance in future please...i remember you did the same to one of my posts after the paint pot final at Wembley but I let that go!
Well said lazaat..
and Yes Benson and Caddis ARE STFC PLAYERS..FACT

We ALL NO LR is a twatt and everything he says is 100% top knowledge and fact....
Don't let the TWATT get to ya
[quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Is that the same Benson that has about 5 goals this season compared to Collins who has 15? . Benson has scored 1 at Cheltenham! Collins has 2 in L1 in the same period . Why not try and get Connell while we are at it? . Maybe J Smith could come back in to midfield too? . I must have been following a different team this year as I saw Swindon were one of the top scorers in the entire league . Why can't people support the lads instead of always looking backward![/p][/quote]I was thinking of Williams in particular, and how many games he has played in comparison to how many Benson has played. I don't know why LR but you do seem to enjoy confrontation don't you? I still say Benson is a better goal scorer than the current strikers taking into account the ratio of goals scored against chances! As for Connell and Smith, they are no longer Town players but Benson and Caddis are so I really don't know what your point was there...you just sound very silly sometimes. I have been a regular supporter of the Town since 1966 (attending matches) and played competitive football for 25 years so my opinion is as valid as yours, so please drop the arrogance in future please...i remember you did the same to one of my posts after the paint pot final at Wembley but I let that go![/p][/quote]Well said lazaat.. and Yes Benson and Caddis ARE STFC PLAYERS..FACT We ALL NO LR is a twatt and everything he says is 100% top knowledge and fact.... Don't let the TWATT get to ya DarrenSTFCRomain
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8:11am Sun 3 Mar 13

Baritone says...

I am delighted to see that Joe Devera is back (on the bench against Coventry). His centre back pairing with Ward was highly effective earlier in the season and resulted in a number of clean sheets. The pairing always looked solid and dependable with the ball mostly played on the ground to colleagues. Let's hope he can win the opportunity to get back into the side and carry on from where they left off when he was first injured.
I am delighted to see that Joe Devera is back (on the bench against Coventry). His centre back pairing with Ward was highly effective earlier in the season and resulted in a number of clean sheets. The pairing always looked solid and dependable with the ball mostly played on the ground to colleagues. Let's hope he can win the opportunity to get back into the side and carry on from where they left off when he was first injured. Baritone
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10:02am Sun 3 Mar 13

harrymorris says...

Székesfehérvár?

The seat of the white castle roughly translated into English.

Are you in Hungary. I am exiled in Saturday place Szombathely.
Székesfehérvár? The seat of the white castle roughly translated into English. Are you in Hungary. I am exiled in Saturday place Szombathely. harrymorris
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