SWINDON TOWN: Murray bid rejected by Ipswich

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RONAN Murray has been offered a new one-year contract at Ipswich Town after the Championship side rejected Swindon Town’s bid for the striker.

Murray returned to Portman Road after Town’s 2-1 victory at Rotherham on Saturday following a successful loan spell, with Robins boss Paolo Di Canio keen to keep the Irishman at the County Ground on a permanent basis.

The 20-year-old moved to Wiltshire at the end of November, and made a total of 10 appearances scoring two goals, including Town’s winner in the Johnstone’s Paints area semi-final at Southend.

Ipswich released Hungarian striker Tamas Priskin from his contract yesterday, meaning Murray could find himself involved in the first-team squad as Paul Jewell’s side head to Leeds on Saturday.

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6:53am Wed 18 Jan 12

EastleazeRed says...

Looks like they will be going back in for Constable then, or if the rumours are true Cody Mc donald.
Looks like they will be going back in for Constable then, or if the rumours are true Cody Mc donald. EastleazeRed
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7:18am Wed 18 Jan 12

Swindon1984 says...

Can't see either of those two coming off myself but I've been wrong before. Shame, quite liked Murray but we don't have a lack of cover up front at the minute.
Can't see either of those two coming off myself but I've been wrong before. Shame, quite liked Murray but we don't have a lack of cover up front at the minute. Swindon1984
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7:20am Wed 18 Jan 12

Stfcsteve says...

i guess he doesnt want to come then as jewell said he would grant him his wish with whatever murray wanted to do! as above would rather have Mcdonald! But Mcdonald would be loan at best coz hes on 5k a wk at coventry with 5k appearance fee dont think we can compete with that! Not just yet anyway lol!!!
i guess he doesnt want to come then as jewell said he would grant him his wish with whatever murray wanted to do! as above would rather have Mcdonald! But Mcdonald would be loan at best coz hes on 5k a wk at coventry with 5k appearance fee dont think we can compete with that! Not just yet anyway lol!!! Stfcsteve
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7:20am Wed 18 Jan 12

Stfcsteve says...

i guess he doesnt want to come then as jewell said he would grant him his wish with whatever murray wanted to do! as above would rather have Mcdonald! But Mcdonald would be loan at best coz hes on 5k a wk at coventry with 5k appearance fee dont think we can compete with that! Not just yet anyway lol!!!
i guess he doesnt want to come then as jewell said he would grant him his wish with whatever murray wanted to do! as above would rather have Mcdonald! But Mcdonald would be loan at best coz hes on 5k a wk at coventry with 5k appearance fee dont think we can compete with that! Not just yet anyway lol!!! Stfcsteve
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7:21am Wed 18 Jan 12

Stfcsteve says...

sorry about double post!!!
sorry about double post!!! Stfcsteve
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7:21am Wed 18 Jan 12

U REDS says...

No big deal. In the games I saw him play I didn't rate him. Good luck though, seemed a nice lad.
No big deal. In the games I saw him play I didn't rate him. Good luck though, seemed a nice lad. U REDS
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7:45am Wed 18 Jan 12

JonnySTFC says...

Shame I thought he was a great prospect and a great player. We definately need cover up front at The moment. The doors will always be open Murray if ipswich change their minds! COYR!!!
Shame I thought he was a great prospect and a great player. We definately need cover up front at The moment. The doors will always be open Murray if ipswich change their minds! COYR!!! JonnySTFC
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7:56am Wed 18 Jan 12

old town robin says...

The Constable bid doesn't excite me, he has already said he doesn't want to play for Swindon. Cody McDonald has been injured, he won't be ready for light training for at least another week. Played 8 games 0 goals and Sky Blue fans are not impressed with him or his injured team mate freddy eastwood. Without doubt both could do a job in div 2, but wages and the injuries they have would be a stumbling block.
The Constable bid doesn't excite me, he has already said he doesn't want to play for Swindon. Cody McDonald has been injured, he won't be ready for light training for at least another week. Played 8 games 0 goals and Sky Blue fans are not impressed with him or his injured team mate freddy eastwood. Without doubt both could do a job in div 2, but wages and the injuries they have would be a stumbling block. old town robin
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7:56am Wed 18 Jan 12

RedBrum says...

Good luck, guess this blows the Ipswich rumour away as from what people were saying it was cash plus Murray and with him out of the picture think its too much of the cash for Ipswich to find, if this whole thing was true anyway.
Good luck, guess this blows the Ipswich rumour away as from what people were saying it was cash plus Murray and with him out of the picture think its too much of the cash for Ipswich to find, if this whole thing was true anyway. RedBrum
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7:58am Wed 18 Jan 12

Stfcsteve says...

Plymouth are still really struggling financially and they have some young raw talent in lecointe and curtis nelson! def two for the future and good as cover! Worth a thought??? Lecointe is a midfielder and Nelson can play c/b or r/b and even c/m! could probably pick them both up for the same as what we paid for our beloved Ferry and Caddis! Aslong as we dont lose any of our star players to do so of course!
Plymouth are still really struggling financially and they have some young raw talent in lecointe and curtis nelson! def two for the future and good as cover! Worth a thought??? Lecointe is a midfielder and Nelson can play c/b or r/b and even c/m! could probably pick them both up for the same as what we paid for our beloved Ferry and Caddis! Aslong as we dont lose any of our star players to do so of course! Stfcsteve
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8:03am Wed 18 Jan 12

old town robin says...

How long has Murray got left on his contract, anybody know. To be honest if we bring in another striker, he could have been restricted with game time. I think his sitation is not much different to Bodin, his parant club wants to take a look at him for a couple of games and see if he has improved enough for a run in their first team, Nothing wrong with that, I doubt we'll go back with an improved bid, we just need to sit back and see how things work out for the future of the young man and if he accepts this extension offer.
How long has Murray got left on his contract, anybody know. To be honest if we bring in another striker, he could have been restricted with game time. I think his sitation is not much different to Bodin, his parant club wants to take a look at him for a couple of games and see if he has improved enough for a run in their first team, Nothing wrong with that, I doubt we'll go back with an improved bid, we just need to sit back and see how things work out for the future of the young man and if he accepts this extension offer. old town robin
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8:06am Wed 18 Jan 12

Stfcsteve says...

And with regards to the two players from the same club that Jewell has bid for they are Joel ward and pearce from Portsmouth so no more panicking lol!!!
And with regards to the two players from the same club that Jewell has bid for they are Joel ward and pearce from Portsmouth so no more panicking lol!!! Stfcsteve
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8:09am Wed 18 Jan 12

Jimmyeb says...

Why not go in for Priskin then? decent enough striker. I think he'd do very well in league's 1 & 2
Why not go in for Priskin then? decent enough striker. I think he'd do very well in league's 1 & 2 Jimmyeb
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8:12am Wed 18 Jan 12

toshman says...

Not so bothered by this one. Would like to see us buy the to scorer from some non league division every season to see if we can unearth another gem. Wouldn't cost much and can well be worth it.
Not so bothered by this one. Would like to see us buy the to scorer from some non league division every season to see if we can unearth another gem. Wouldn't cost much and can well be worth it. toshman
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8:16am Wed 18 Jan 12

Stfcsteve says...

Jimmyeb wrote:
Why not go in for Priskin then? decent enough striker. I think he'd do very well in league's 1 & 2
Priskin would require too much in wages and im sure hes been released with a view to him having another championship club lined up! He has only recently come back from a loan spell with Derby County so wouldnt be surprised to see him end up there! But good idea though!
[quote][p][bold]Jimmyeb[/bold] wrote: Why not go in for Priskin then? decent enough striker. I think he'd do very well in league's 1 & 2[/p][/quote]Priskin would require too much in wages and im sure hes been released with a view to him having another championship club lined up! He has only recently come back from a loan spell with Derby County so wouldnt be surprised to see him end up there! But good idea though! Stfcsteve
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8:39am Wed 18 Jan 12

Stratton Red says...

If we had a couple of proven centre forwards banging them in at the moment then this would be disappointing as the lads clearly got talent and one for the future and I suspect PDC sees that. If we really want to go on and win this league I priority is to sign a proven goal scorer...
If we had a couple of proven centre forwards banging them in at the moment then this would be disappointing as the lads clearly got talent and one for the future and I suspect PDC sees that. If we really want to go on and win this league I priority is to sign a proven goal scorer... Stratton Red
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9:04am Wed 18 Jan 12

sagadude says...

Could be sour grapes on Ipswich part, as it was rumoured they put a bid in for Ritchie.

I would up the fee and get Grabban from Rotherham.
Could be sour grapes on Ipswich part, as it was rumoured they put a bid in for Ritchie. I would up the fee and get Grabban from Rotherham. sagadude
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9:17am Wed 18 Jan 12

umpcah says...

The three signings just secured convinces me that Wray and Di Canio know who they want and at what price. It`s fun speculating while they keep their cards close to their chests but we shall all have to patiently wait for further exciting news !
The three signings just secured convinces me that Wray and Di Canio know who they want and at what price. It`s fun speculating while they keep their cards close to their chests but we shall all have to patiently wait for further exciting news ! umpcah
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9:23am Wed 18 Jan 12

hertz says...

would'nt read too much into Constable quote , he would be a bit daft saying he would love to play for us when he still has to run out at their dung heap now would'nt he ? COYR
would'nt read too much into Constable quote , he would be a bit daft saying he would love to play for us when he still has to run out at their dung heap now would'nt he ? COYR hertz
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9:26am Wed 18 Jan 12

avo says...

hertz wrote:
would'nt read too much into Constable quote , he would be a bit daft saying he would love to play for us when he still has to run out at their dung heap now would'nt he ? COYR
Exactly.
[quote][p][bold]hertz[/bold] wrote: would'nt read too much into Constable quote , he would be a bit daft saying he would love to play for us when he still has to run out at their dung heap now would'nt he ? COYR[/p][/quote]Exactly. avo
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9:30am Wed 18 Jan 12

jontyg says...

Beano would be a great addition to the team. You know it makes sense!!
Beano would be a great addition to the team. You know it makes sense!! jontyg
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9:31am Wed 18 Jan 12

stfcFaithful57691 says...

Maybe it's a good sign... They seemed happy to let us have murray when they thought they had a chance of getting Ritchie and Caddis...

Maybe they changed their minds when Wray **** all over that idea. I'd rather have those 2 anyway!

YOU REDS!
Maybe it's a good sign... They seemed happy to let us have murray when they thought they had a chance of getting Ritchie and Caddis... Maybe they changed their minds when Wray **** all over that idea. I'd rather have those 2 anyway! YOU REDS! stfcFaithful57691
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9:35am Wed 18 Jan 12

Even Angrier Monkey says...

The rumoured Ipswich bid for Caddis & Ritchie never happened, lastest is that it was 2 pompey players they are after (gary rose on twitter)
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I'm not THAT bothered about Murray. I think he has potential but he only looks dangerous when running in behind defences and when he's in the box. His link up play needs a lot of work, he loses the ball far too often and is a bit lightweight.
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Obviously he's never going to be a massive bruiser winning balls in the air, but even small strikers like Defoe & Owen have learnt to keep the ball when it gets played into their feet
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As for Priskin, he'd never come here. Also Ipsich fans are glad to see the back of him as he has a bit of an attitude
The rumoured Ipswich bid for Caddis & Ritchie never happened, lastest is that it was 2 pompey players they are after (gary rose on twitter) . I'm not THAT bothered about Murray. I think he has potential but he only looks dangerous when running in behind defences and when he's in the box. His link up play needs a lot of work, he loses the ball far too often and is a bit lightweight. . Obviously he's never going to be a massive bruiser winning balls in the air, but even small strikers like Defoe & Owen have learnt to keep the ball when it gets played into their feet . As for Priskin, he'd never come here. Also Ipsich fans are glad to see the back of him as he has a bit of an attitude Even Angrier Monkey
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9:56am Wed 18 Jan 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

IMHO this one is a shame as he'd have certainly been one for the now and the future had also settled in well.
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Grabban from Rotherham would be a decent signing and he'd probably be glad to get out but I'd go for McLeod every time..15 goals for a bottom half team is quite something and Barnet would sell at the right price - they have no choice financially.
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Will have to wait for the other presents under the tree now :-)
IMHO this one is a shame as he'd have certainly been one for the now and the future had also settled in well. .. Grabban from Rotherham would be a decent signing and he'd probably be glad to get out but I'd go for McLeod every time..15 goals for a bottom half team is quite something and Barnet would sell at the right price - they have no choice financially. -- Will have to wait for the other presents under the tree now :-) SAPFanSTFC
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10:25am Wed 18 Jan 12

ChrisWantageRed says...

yeah I've gotta go with McLeod as being a good shout..could this be the Wray/DiCanio dynsaty's next audacious transfer coup?
yeah I've gotta go with McLeod as being a good shout..could this be the Wray/DiCanio dynsaty's next audacious transfer coup? ChrisWantageRed
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10:28am Wed 18 Jan 12

ChrisWantageRed says...

obviously I meant "dynasty" there..not enough tea in my system yet clearly!
obviously I meant "dynasty" there..not enough tea in my system yet clearly! ChrisWantageRed
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10:42am Wed 18 Jan 12

bivver says...

Bodin's time has come. look no further.
Bodin's time has come. look no further. bivver
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10:48am Wed 18 Jan 12

wurzelday says...

I wouldnt say this murray deal is dead in the water yet. Jewell likes to have a look at the players that have done well on loan in a real match situation, I think its down to murray. If he has a good feelin at leeds then he may stay. If not then I imagine ITFC will renew our interest. Could be a deadline day. Im sure ronan wants to come here and its just that clegg fella bein bullish :-)
I wouldnt say this murray deal is dead in the water yet. Jewell likes to have a look at the players that have done well on loan in a real match situation, I think its down to murray. If he has a good feelin at leeds then he may stay. If not then I imagine ITFC will renew our interest. Could be a deadline day. Im sure ronan wants to come here and its just that clegg fella bein bullish :-) wurzelday
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11:01am Wed 18 Jan 12

billbst says...

Not too unexpected. Ipswich fans have been moaning about letting the young players go so the timing isn't so good. Wurzel has it about right I think. Depending on what else happens he could be a final day target. I don't think it was coincidence that Bodin and Murray played alongside Benson on Saturday. One or the other I think. Down to Billy to show us what he can do now.
Not too unexpected. Ipswich fans have been moaning about letting the young players go so the timing isn't so good. Wurzel has it about right I think. Depending on what else happens he could be a final day target. I don't think it was coincidence that Bodin and Murray played alongside Benson on Saturday. One or the other I think. Down to Billy to show us what he can do now. billbst
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11:04am Wed 18 Jan 12

Stfcsteve says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
IMHO this one is a shame as he'd have certainly been one for the now and the future had also settled in well.
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Grabban from Rotherham would be a decent signing and he'd probably be glad to get out but I'd go for McLeod every time..15 goals for a bottom half team is quite something and Barnet would sell at the right price - they have no choice financially.
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Will have to wait for the other presents under the tree now :-)
i think Rotherham have the same stance as us with Ritchie regarding lewis Grabban so highley unlikely!!!
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: IMHO this one is a shame as he'd have certainly been one for the now and the future had also settled in well. .. Grabban from Rotherham would be a decent signing and he'd probably be glad to get out but I'd go for McLeod every time..15 goals for a bottom half team is quite something and Barnet would sell at the right price - they have no choice financially. -- Will have to wait for the other presents under the tree now :-)[/p][/quote]i think Rotherham have the same stance as us with Ritchie regarding lewis Grabban so highley unlikely!!! Stfcsteve
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11:24am Wed 18 Jan 12

Joeyeah_right says...

Why not have Bodin on the left of midfield and move De Vita back up front? Or have them swap occasionally during matches?
Why not have Bodin on the left of midfield and move De Vita back up front? Or have them swap occasionally during matches? Joeyeah_right
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11:29am Wed 18 Jan 12

avo says...

Joeyeah_right wrote:
Why not have Bodin on the left of midfield and move De Vita back up front? Or have them swap occasionally during matches?
Seems a fair enough shout, but I guess the management require someone that brings more to the team?
[quote][p][bold]Joeyeah_right[/bold] wrote: Why not have Bodin on the left of midfield and move De Vita back up front? Or have them swap occasionally during matches?[/p][/quote]Seems a fair enough shout, but I guess the management require someone that brings more to the team? avo
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11:59am Wed 18 Jan 12

who am i says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
Looks like they will be going back in for Constable then, or if the rumours are true Cody Mc donald.
I thought u said earlier last week that the constable deal was already a done deal lol. I suppose later on today your so called mate in the know will tell u that the McDonald deal is already done lol. I'd stay away from that rumour site if I were u. Rumours are just that rumours I'd prefer to stick to cold hard facts.
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: Looks like they will be going back in for Constable then, or if the rumours are true Cody Mc donald.[/p][/quote]I thought u said earlier last week that the constable deal was already a done deal lol. I suppose later on today your so called mate in the know will tell u that the McDonald deal is already done lol. I'd stay away from that rumour site if I were u. Rumours are just that rumours I'd prefer to stick to cold hard facts. who am i
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12:30pm Wed 18 Jan 12

Psychedelic Syd says...

I never felt he would be a prolific striker although he got himself into some good positions sometimes. Even so he was no lethal finisher e.g. early on in the game at Northampton when he twice had good opportunities. He often seemed to get the wrong side of the defender to me. He always worked hard and ran his socks off so just wish him the very best of luck for the future. He should be able to get a few staets with a very poor Ipswich side and with a bit of luck and confidence who knows?
I never felt he would be a prolific striker although he got himself into some good positions sometimes. Even so he was no lethal finisher e.g. early on in the game at Northampton when he twice had good opportunities. He often seemed to get the wrong side of the defender to me. He always worked hard and ran his socks off so just wish him the very best of luck for the future. He should be able to get a few staets with a very poor Ipswich side and with a bit of luck and confidence who knows? Psychedelic Syd
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12:31pm Wed 18 Jan 12

Helpme234 says...

wurzelday wrote:
I wouldnt say this murray deal is dead in the water yet. Jewell likes to have a look at the players that have done well on loan in a real match situation, I think its down to murray. If he has a good feelin at leeds then he may stay. If not then I imagine ITFC will renew our interest. Could be a deadline day. Im sure ronan wants to come here and its just that clegg fella bein bullish :-)
My thoughts too. The article says he has received an offer of a 1 year contract from Ipswich not that he's accepted it
[quote][p][bold]wurzelday[/bold] wrote: I wouldnt say this murray deal is dead in the water yet. Jewell likes to have a look at the players that have done well on loan in a real match situation, I think its down to murray. If he has a good feelin at leeds then he may stay. If not then I imagine ITFC will renew our interest. Could be a deadline day. Im sure ronan wants to come here and its just that clegg fella bein bullish :-)[/p][/quote]My thoughts too. The article says he has received an offer of a 1 year contract from Ipswich not that he's accepted it Helpme234
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1:45pm Wed 18 Jan 12

EastleazeRed says...

who am i wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
Looks like they will be going back in for Constable then, or if the rumours are true Cody Mc donald.
I thought u said earlier last week that the constable deal was already a done deal lol. I suppose later on today your so called mate in the know will tell u that the McDonald deal is already done lol. I'd stay away from that rumour site if I were u. Rumours are just that rumours I'd prefer to stick to cold hard facts.
I got the information from a friend of mine who has close conections with oxford , and is usually spot on. Was told a fee had been agreed and the deal would go through by last weekend. All I can think is JC had a change of heart , and is waiting to see if anyone else comes in for him from a higher league.Would not rule the deal out though , oxford are in desperate need of money , and his hand may be forced.
[quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: Looks like they will be going back in for Constable then, or if the rumours are true Cody Mc donald.[/p][/quote]I thought u said earlier last week that the constable deal was already a done deal lol. I suppose later on today your so called mate in the know will tell u that the McDonald deal is already done lol. I'd stay away from that rumour site if I were u. Rumours are just that rumours I'd prefer to stick to cold hard facts.[/p][/quote]I got the information from a friend of mine who has close conections with oxford , and is usually spot on. Was told a fee had been agreed and the deal would go through by last weekend. All I can think is JC had a change of heart , and is waiting to see if anyone else comes in for him from a higher league.Would not rule the deal out though , oxford are in desperate need of money , and his hand may be forced. EastleazeRed
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1:45pm Wed 18 Jan 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Let's hope he doesn't accept it the contract extension. I didn't realise his contract was up in the summer. I don't think he's quite ready but if Paolo thinks he's got potential that's good enough for me. Think we may well get our man. I particularly like this new habit of buying young hungry players with their contracts running down. Our average age of our squad is extraordinary.

Back to back promotions coming. Watching the birth of a managerial legend.
Let's hope he doesn't accept it the contract extension. I didn't realise his contract was up in the summer. I don't think he's quite ready but if Paolo thinks he's got potential that's good enough for me. Think we may well get our man. I particularly like this new habit of buying young hungry players with their contracts running down. Our average age of our squad is extraordinary. Back to back promotions coming. Watching the birth of a managerial legend. dreamofacleansheet2
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1:51pm Wed 18 Jan 12

London Red says...

Murray was a nice to have - but think we will find better in the summer once a L1 side - we would have more than likely got the likes of Mcdonald, Donaldson or Mooney had we been in L1 this year!
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Left midfield is now covered by a certain Rooney!
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I agree that RDV should now join Connell in competeing for one spot with Benson and Magera the other spot
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Bodin for me should be challenging with Gabi to be cover on the bench to come on for either Rooney or Ritchie - plus they can start when one of the others needs a rest - as they will do with 25+ games left
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Just a centre midfield to compete with Ferry and we should be sorted
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Not worried about CB until the summer as Macca and Flint are great - Devera is good cover and if really needed Risser and Cibocchi can cover
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Though if we were to land someone like McLoed, Grabban or McDonald I wouldn't be disappointed
Murray was a nice to have - but think we will find better in the summer once a L1 side - we would have more than likely got the likes of Mcdonald, Donaldson or Mooney had we been in L1 this year! . Left midfield is now covered by a certain Rooney! . I agree that RDV should now join Connell in competeing for one spot with Benson and Magera the other spot . Bodin for me should be challenging with Gabi to be cover on the bench to come on for either Rooney or Ritchie - plus they can start when one of the others needs a rest - as they will do with 25+ games left . Just a centre midfield to compete with Ferry and we should be sorted . Not worried about CB until the summer as Macca and Flint are great - Devera is good cover and if really needed Risser and Cibocchi can cover . Though if we were to land someone like McLoed, Grabban or McDonald I wouldn't be disappointed London Red
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1:56pm Wed 18 Jan 12

madterrier says...

We already have five or six strikers on the books - Benson, Connell (and they look like they work together well), Magera, Kerrouche, Bodin and Da Vita. I can only see any sense in adding to that list if it's a proven goalscorer.

We've had eight different strikers score this season already (excluding Ritchie, who is the top goalscorer). I think it's now time for some stability in the second half of the season, and the chance for one pair to form an understanding and partnership, as we enjoyed so successfully with Paynter & Austin (with only Pericard the real back-up!).
We already have five or six strikers on the books - Benson, Connell (and they look like they work together well), Magera, Kerrouche, Bodin and Da Vita. I can only see any sense in adding to that list if it's a proven goalscorer. We've had eight different strikers score this season already (excluding Ritchie, who is the top goalscorer). I think it's now time for some stability in the second half of the season, and the chance for one pair to form an understanding and partnership, as we enjoyed so successfully with Paynter & Austin (with only Pericard the real back-up!). madterrier
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2:28pm Wed 18 Jan 12

who am i says...

London Red wrote:
Murray was a nice to have - but think we will find better in the summer once a L1 side - we would have more than likely got the likes of Mcdonald, Donaldson or Mooney had we been in L1 this year! . Left midfield is now covered by a certain Rooney! . I agree that RDV should now join Connell in competeing for one spot with Benson and Magera the other spot . Bodin for me should be challenging with Gabi to be cover on the bench to come on for either Rooney or Ritchie - plus they can start when one of the others needs a rest - as they will do with 25+ games left . Just a centre midfield to compete with Ferry and we should be sorted . Not worried about CB until the summer as Macca and Flint are great - Devera is good cover and if really needed Risser and Cibocchi can cover . Though if we were to land someone like McLoed, Grabban or McDonald I wouldn't be disappointed
I agree LR apart from cb I feel the players we have to cover that position aint up to scratch. Still think DC has something else up his sleeve
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Murray was a nice to have - but think we will find better in the summer once a L1 side - we would have more than likely got the likes of Mcdonald, Donaldson or Mooney had we been in L1 this year! . Left midfield is now covered by a certain Rooney! . I agree that RDV should now join Connell in competeing for one spot with Benson and Magera the other spot . Bodin for me should be challenging with Gabi to be cover on the bench to come on for either Rooney or Ritchie - plus they can start when one of the others needs a rest - as they will do with 25+ games left . Just a centre midfield to compete with Ferry and we should be sorted . Not worried about CB until the summer as Macca and Flint are great - Devera is good cover and if really needed Risser and Cibocchi can cover . Though if we were to land someone like McLoed, Grabban or McDonald I wouldn't be disappointed[/p][/quote]I agree LR apart from cb I feel the players we have to cover that position aint up to scratch. Still think DC has something else up his sleeve who am i
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2:58pm Wed 18 Jan 12

Stilloyal says...

What Paolo is doing here is assembeling a squad of young promising talent that he can mould to his own formula of playing. What happens next is that after we gain promotion this season we will find league 1 a little easier and sail through to the championship.
Of course he may add the odd experienced head to steady the ship if we should hit stormy waters.
It's easier to train a puppy than an old dog, you watch us go next season.
What Paolo is doing here is assembeling a squad of young promising talent that he can mould to his own formula of playing. What happens next is that after we gain promotion this season we will find league 1 a little easier and sail through to the championship. Of course he may add the odd experienced head to steady the ship if we should hit stormy waters. It's easier to train a puppy than an old dog, you watch us go next season. Stilloyal
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3:58pm Wed 18 Jan 12

steve. says...

Stilloyal wrote:
What Paolo is doing here is assembeling a squad of young promising talent that he can mould to his own formula of playing. What happens next is that after we gain promotion this season we will find league 1 a little easier and sail through to the championship.
Of course he may add the odd experienced head to steady the ship if we should hit stormy waters.
It's easier to train a puppy than an old dog, you watch us go next season.
All inspiring Al,lets get out of this lge first though,i can understand the excitement and agree we should enjoy the good times but i'm trying to keep my optimism under some kind of control as exciting as things are,this isn't easy.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: What Paolo is doing here is assembeling a squad of young promising talent that he can mould to his own formula of playing. What happens next is that after we gain promotion this season we will find league 1 a little easier and sail through to the championship. Of course he may add the odd experienced head to steady the ship if we should hit stormy waters. It's easier to train a puppy than an old dog, you watch us go next season.[/p][/quote]All inspiring Al,lets get out of this lge first though,i can understand the excitement and agree we should enjoy the good times but i'm trying to keep my optimism under some kind of control as exciting as things are,this isn't easy. steve.
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4:30pm Wed 18 Jan 12

RobinsTalk says...

Let's just go and get Alex Revell back, not a bad strike rate and the goal against us last Saturday would be repeated time and again with the wingers we have.
Let's just go and get Alex Revell back, not a bad strike rate and the goal against us last Saturday would be repeated time and again with the wingers we have. RobinsTalk
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6:18pm Wed 18 Jan 12

LeGod says...

Dont know why everyone keeps banging on about Bodin ive never seen him do anything special plis he is still a devoloping player for this part of the season now we need proven pro's who have the experience not a youngster who is still learning.
Dont know why everyone keeps banging on about Bodin ive never seen him do anything special plis he is still a devoloping player for this part of the season now we need proven pro's who have the experience not a youngster who is still learning. LeGod
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6:27pm Wed 18 Jan 12

LydiardRED67 says...

RobinsTalk wrote:
Let's just go and get Alex Revell back, not a bad strike rate and the goal against us last Saturday would be repeated time and again with the wingers we have.
Sorry but Revell is not for me. He is effective at this level without being prolific (apart from every time he plays Swindon) and at this stage I feel we need players tha offer more.

Lots of ifs and buts, but if we keep Bodin here, and he is classed as a left winger, then RDV can revert to be a forward as some have mentioned.

If that is the case I feel we now have enough up front, and I don't think any league 2 strikers have set the world on fire, especially if we have aspirations of prgressing beyond this season.

I like the viewpoint of, get out of this league with the squad we have assembled, trim some further dead wood and strengthen with quality in the Summer.
[quote][p][bold]RobinsTalk[/bold] wrote: Let's just go and get Alex Revell back, not a bad strike rate and the goal against us last Saturday would be repeated time and again with the wingers we have.[/p][/quote]Sorry but Revell is not for me. He is effective at this level without being prolific (apart from every time he plays Swindon) and at this stage I feel we need players tha offer more. Lots of ifs and buts, but if we keep Bodin here, and he is classed as a left winger, then RDV can revert to be a forward as some have mentioned. If that is the case I feel we now have enough up front, and I don't think any league 2 strikers have set the world on fire, especially if we have aspirations of prgressing beyond this season. I like the viewpoint of, get out of this league with the squad we have assembled, trim some further dead wood and strengthen with quality in the Summer. LydiardRED67
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7:57pm Wed 18 Jan 12

Stilloyal says...

LydiardRED67 wrote:
RobinsTalk wrote: Let's just go and get Alex Revell back, not a bad strike rate and the goal against us last Saturday would be repeated time and again with the wingers we have.
Sorry but Revell is not for me. He is effective at this level without being prolific (apart from every time he plays Swindon) and at this stage I feel we need players tha offer more. Lots of ifs and buts, but if we keep Bodin here, and he is classed as a left winger, then RDV can revert to be a forward as some have mentioned. If that is the case I feel we now have enough up front, and I don't think any league 2 strikers have set the world on fire, especially if we have aspirations of prgressing beyond this season. I like the viewpoint of, get out of this league with the squad we have assembled, trim some further dead wood and strengthen with quality in the Summer.
With you on Revell, he's only scored 6 and he's a regular so 1 in 4 isn't that good for a striker. We have strikers with a better strike rate , Kerrouche and Connell to start with, although I think we can kiss goodbye to Mehdi.
Paolo sees Bodin as a striker but Billy prefers it on the wing and appears more effective there. I believe that after this weekend he will go back to Torquay until May and he'll be re-assessed during the close season, and probably sold when we are promoted.
[quote][p][bold]LydiardRED67[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobinsTalk[/bold] wrote: Let's just go and get Alex Revell back, not a bad strike rate and the goal against us last Saturday would be repeated time and again with the wingers we have.[/p][/quote]Sorry but Revell is not for me. He is effective at this level without being prolific (apart from every time he plays Swindon) and at this stage I feel we need players tha offer more. Lots of ifs and buts, but if we keep Bodin here, and he is classed as a left winger, then RDV can revert to be a forward as some have mentioned. If that is the case I feel we now have enough up front, and I don't think any league 2 strikers have set the world on fire, especially if we have aspirations of prgressing beyond this season. I like the viewpoint of, get out of this league with the squad we have assembled, trim some further dead wood and strengthen with quality in the Summer.[/p][/quote]With you on Revell, he's only scored 6 and he's a regular so 1 in 4 isn't that good for a striker. We have strikers with a better strike rate , Kerrouche and Connell to start with, although I think we can kiss goodbye to Mehdi. Paolo sees Bodin as a striker but Billy prefers it on the wing and appears more effective there. I believe that after this weekend he will go back to Torquay until May and he'll be re-assessed during the close season, and probably sold when we are promoted. Stilloyal
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8:00pm Wed 18 Jan 12

mikek says...

My opinion is we do not need Murray unless we can pick him up cheap for the future. The lad has a bit to learn yet and is no where near the finished article so just as well stick with Bodin and Da Vita as striker cover with Benson and Connell as the main two with Magera backing up Benson and Bodin and Da Vita backing up Connell. Da Vita and Bodin can also be wing cover as would Gabilondo. Esajas should be moved on as too much on the fringes and would not even make the bench. Ritchie can even play up top so we are not exactly short on options. If we had to get another striker then Mark Richards looks a decent striker at Port Vale and has been banging goals in every season since 2007 for them with his best return 19 in 2009-10. Could be another Paynter strong on the ball and never stops running. Vale are in financial trouble so could get him fairly cheap.
My opinion is we do not need Murray unless we can pick him up cheap for the future. The lad has a bit to learn yet and is no where near the finished article so just as well stick with Bodin and Da Vita as striker cover with Benson and Connell as the main two with Magera backing up Benson and Bodin and Da Vita backing up Connell. Da Vita and Bodin can also be wing cover as would Gabilondo. Esajas should be moved on as too much on the fringes and would not even make the bench. Ritchie can even play up top so we are not exactly short on options. If we had to get another striker then Mark Richards looks a decent striker at Port Vale and has been banging goals in every season since 2007 for them with his best return 19 in 2009-10. Could be another Paynter strong on the ball and never stops running. Vale are in financial trouble so could get him fairly cheap. mikek
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8:07pm Wed 18 Jan 12

mikek says...

mikek wrote:
My opinion is we do not need Murray unless we can pick him up cheap for the future. The lad has a bit to learn yet and is no where near the finished article so just as well stick with Bodin and Da Vita as striker cover with Benson and Connell as the main two with Magera backing up Benson and Bodin and Da Vita backing up Connell. Da Vita and Bodin can also be wing cover as would Gabilondo. Esajas should be moved on as too much on the fringes and would not even make the bench. Ritchie can even play up top so we are not exactly short on options. If we had to get another striker then Mark Richards looks a decent striker at Port Vale and has been banging goals in every season since 2007 for them with his best return 19 in 2009-10. Could be another Paynter strong on the ball and never stops running. Vale are in financial trouble so could get him fairly cheap.
Ross Allen from Guernsey would be a better bet than Murray I forgot to add.
[quote][p][bold]mikek[/bold] wrote: My opinion is we do not need Murray unless we can pick him up cheap for the future. The lad has a bit to learn yet and is no where near the finished article so just as well stick with Bodin and Da Vita as striker cover with Benson and Connell as the main two with Magera backing up Benson and Bodin and Da Vita backing up Connell. Da Vita and Bodin can also be wing cover as would Gabilondo. Esajas should be moved on as too much on the fringes and would not even make the bench. Ritchie can even play up top so we are not exactly short on options. If we had to get another striker then Mark Richards looks a decent striker at Port Vale and has been banging goals in every season since 2007 for them with his best return 19 in 2009-10. Could be another Paynter strong on the ball and never stops running. Vale are in financial trouble so could get him fairly cheap.[/p][/quote]Ross Allen from Guernsey would be a better bet than Murray I forgot to add. mikek
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8:42pm Wed 18 Jan 12

Stilloyal says...

Who's the bloke from Fleetwood that has scored a million goals this season? sounds like another Austin, hopefully with a better attitude though.
Who's the bloke from Fleetwood that has scored a million goals this season? sounds like another Austin, hopefully with a better attitude though. Stilloyal
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8:50pm Wed 18 Jan 12

mikek says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Who's the bloke from Fleetwood that has scored a million goals this season? sounds like another Austin, hopefully with a better attitude though.
Jamie Vardy 18 goals this season but Fleetwood have turned down a 750k bid from Blackpool the other day. Fleetwood want a million, blimey how times change, what did we pay for Austin 50k plus add on's.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: Who's the bloke from Fleetwood that has scored a million goals this season? sounds like another Austin, hopefully with a better attitude though.[/p][/quote]Jamie Vardy 18 goals this season but Fleetwood have turned down a 750k bid from Blackpool the other day. Fleetwood want a million, blimey how times change, what did we pay for Austin 50k plus add on's. mikek
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8:50pm Wed 18 Jan 12

old town robin says...

mikek wrote:
My opinion is we do not need Murray unless we can pick him up cheap for the future. The lad has a bit to learn yet and is no where near the finished article so just as well stick with Bodin and Da Vita as striker cover with Benson and Connell as the main two with Magera backing up Benson and Bodin and Da Vita backing up Connell. Da Vita and Bodin can also be wing cover as would Gabilondo. Esajas should be moved on as too much on the fringes and would not even make the bench. Ritchie can even play up top so we are not exactly short on options. If we had to get another striker then Mark Richards looks a decent striker at Port Vale and has been banging goals in every season since 2007 for them with his best return 19 in 2009-10. Could be another Paynter strong on the ball and never stops running. Vale are in financial trouble so could get him fairly cheap.
Mikek,

I agree with most of your comments, but not all, Bodin and De Vita have both had chances to deliver as strikers and haven't exactly set the world alight for us, hence one of the reasons why we started so badly at the start of the season, apart from Crewe we didn't score goals. For me De Vita is at his best at left midfield supporting Kennedy and where would Bodin be best suited, he is nowhere near ready for a regular starting place upfront or on the wing and certainly doesn't have the stamina for left midfield, so best for him to return to Torquay until the end of the season. I think Murray wants to come here, but again as you say one for the future, no great loss for this transfer window.

I like your thoughts on Mark Richards, don't think I've seen him personally, but his stats sound good. I believe Paynter started there before his disasterous move to Southend, so as you say it could be deja vu.
[quote][p][bold]mikek[/bold] wrote: My opinion is we do not need Murray unless we can pick him up cheap for the future. The lad has a bit to learn yet and is no where near the finished article so just as well stick with Bodin and Da Vita as striker cover with Benson and Connell as the main two with Magera backing up Benson and Bodin and Da Vita backing up Connell. Da Vita and Bodin can also be wing cover as would Gabilondo. Esajas should be moved on as too much on the fringes and would not even make the bench. Ritchie can even play up top so we are not exactly short on options. If we had to get another striker then Mark Richards looks a decent striker at Port Vale and has been banging goals in every season since 2007 for them with his best return 19 in 2009-10. Could be another Paynter strong on the ball and never stops running. Vale are in financial trouble so could get him fairly cheap.[/p][/quote]Mikek, I agree with most of your comments, but not all, Bodin and De Vita have both had chances to deliver as strikers and haven't exactly set the world alight for us, hence one of the reasons why we started so badly at the start of the season, apart from Crewe we didn't score goals. For me De Vita is at his best at left midfield supporting Kennedy and where would Bodin be best suited, he is nowhere near ready for a regular starting place upfront or on the wing and certainly doesn't have the stamina for left midfield, so best for him to return to Torquay until the end of the season. I think Murray wants to come here, but again as you say one for the future, no great loss for this transfer window. I like your thoughts on Mark Richards, don't think I've seen him personally, but his stats sound good. I believe Paynter started there before his disasterous move to Southend, so as you say it could be deja vu. old town robin
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10:21pm Wed 18 Jan 12

Malkym says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Who's the bloke from Fleetwood that has scored a million goals this season? sounds like another Austin, hopefully with a better attitude though.
Nothing wrong with Charlie's attidude - he was let down by Wilson and the board and was left trying to plug the hole in the Costa Concordia on his own.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: Who's the bloke from Fleetwood that has scored a million goals this season? sounds like another Austin, hopefully with a better attitude though.[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with Charlie's attidude - he was let down by Wilson and the board and was left trying to plug the hole in the Costa Concordia on his own. Malkym
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11:08pm Wed 18 Jan 12

Stratton Red says...

Amazing how opinions differ.
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Mcleod has looked useless the two games I've seen him play against us. Might be OK L2 but not a L1 player for me.
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Di Vita is a good L2 player not really done enough to warrant some of the adulations on here.
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Revell would be OK if you have a Cox/Austin in the team, again not a L1 strkier for me.
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PDC clearly has ambition and so far it's been matched by the board but if we're really serious about sustainable Championship football it's likely we're going to have to make a couple of big signings (for us) and pay the wages. Mcleod, Di Vita, Murray, Revell etc will just clog up the wage bill
Amazing how opinions differ. . Mcleod has looked useless the two games I've seen him play against us. Might be OK L2 but not a L1 player for me. . Di Vita is a good L2 player not really done enough to warrant some of the adulations on here. . Revell would be OK if you have a Cox/Austin in the team, again not a L1 strkier for me. . PDC clearly has ambition and so far it's been matched by the board but if we're really serious about sustainable Championship football it's likely we're going to have to make a couple of big signings (for us) and pay the wages. Mcleod, Di Vita, Murray, Revell etc will just clog up the wage bill Stratton Red
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12:01am Thu 19 Jan 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

Stratton Red wrote:
Amazing how opinions differ. . Mcleod has looked useless the two games I've seen him play against us. Might be OK L2 but not a L1 player for me. . Di Vita is a good L2 player not really done enough to warrant some of the adulations on here. . Revell would be OK if you have a Cox/Austin in the team, again not a L1 strkier for me. . PDC clearly has ambition and so far it's been matched by the board but if we're really serious about sustainable Championship football it's likely we're going to have to make a couple of big signings (for us) and pay the wages. Mcleod, Di Vita, Murray, Revell etc will just clog up the wage bill
So the fact that he has scored 50% of the goals for a team in 20th place YET he is the League 2 TOP scorer..but because he hasn't caught your eye rules him out for Town today and in the future..surely any player who has scored often enough for a lower league team to be top league scorer is a prospect?
Just IMHO! :-)
[quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Amazing how opinions differ. . Mcleod has looked useless the two games I've seen him play against us. Might be OK L2 but not a L1 player for me. . Di Vita is a good L2 player not really done enough to warrant some of the adulations on here. . Revell would be OK if you have a Cox/Austin in the team, again not a L1 strkier for me. . PDC clearly has ambition and so far it's been matched by the board but if we're really serious about sustainable Championship football it's likely we're going to have to make a couple of big signings (for us) and pay the wages. Mcleod, Di Vita, Murray, Revell etc will just clog up the wage bill[/p][/quote]So the fact that he has scored 50% of the goals for a team in 20th place YET he is the League 2 TOP scorer..but because he hasn't caught your eye rules him out for Town today and in the future..surely any player who has scored often enough for a lower league team to be top league scorer is a prospect? Just IMHO! :-) SAPFanSTFC
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12:27am Thu 19 Jan 12

forzaswindon12 says...

Id like to see us go for marc richards aswell, wonder if we could get him for 150-200k ish. Dont think Revell is what we need, Grabban would be better though , constable wont sign and trying bodin as back up LW is preferable to playing him as striker.

did bodin play for torquay on the wing?


Mcdonald or paynter on loan would fill murrays place.

its a shame kerrouche is likely now leaving, but good job we are not so heavily reliant on one player for goals.
Id like to see us go for marc richards aswell, wonder if we could get him for 150-200k ish. Dont think Revell is what we need, Grabban would be better though , constable wont sign and trying bodin as back up LW is preferable to playing him as striker. did bodin play for torquay on the wing? Mcdonald or paynter on loan would fill murrays place. its a shame kerrouche is likely now leaving, but good job we are not so heavily reliant on one player for goals. forzaswindon12
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12:30am Thu 19 Jan 12

forzaswindon12 says...

or mcleod in of course!!
or mcleod in of course!! forzaswindon12
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