Hines and Turner on Town trial

Hines and Turner on Town trial

Zavon Hines

Iain Turner

First published in Headlines This Is Swindon Town FC: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy sports editor, awarren@swindonadvertiser.co.uk, @AndyWarren_

SWINDON manager Paolo Di Canio is running the rule over Zavon Hines and Iain Turner as he bids to add to his squad before the start of the club’s League One campaign, the Advertiser understands.


Both players are free agents after attacking midfielder Hines was released by Burnley and Turner’s contract was not renewed at Lancashire rivals Preston, and the pair were training with the Town squad yesterday in a bid to earn themselves a contract at the club.


Di Canio revealed after Monday night’s 1-0 victory at Swindon Supermarine that he was confident of bringing in a new face in the coming days, and Hines, who can play as an attacking midfielder or out wide, could fit the bill as the Italian plots to link the midfield to the strikers.


Wes Foderingham is currently the only senior goalkeeper at the club, with youngster Leigh Bedwell backing him up, and Turner could provide welcome competition for the number one jersey.


Jamaican-born Hines, 23, began his career as a hot prospect with West Ham where he made 31 appearances scoring three goals, and was also loaned out to Coventry where he scored once in seven substitute appearances.


But despite a decent start to his career Hines eventually left Upton Park to move north to Burnley, but he never made a league start under Eddie Howe and was eventually loaned to Bournemouth before the Turf Moor club chose to not take up the option to extend his contract.


Turner, 28, has spent the majority of his career as a back-up keeper, and has played less than 100 senior games since starting-out at home-town club Stirling.


From there, the 6ft 3in keeper made a £50,000 move to Premier League side Everton, but only made six appearances for the Goodison Park club in between several spells on loan at clubs including Crystal Palace, Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry.


The Scot’s final temporary spell away from Merseyside was at Preston, and after making his move to Deepdale permanent, he grabbed the headlines as he scored his side’s second goal in their 2-0 victory at home to Notts County with an 80-yard kick which bounced over opposite number Stuart Nelson.


But he fell out of favour after Graham Westley took over as the club’s manager, and was released after spending the second half of the season on loan at Dunfermline.

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8:46am Thu 2 Aug 12

stfc_tom says...

If I remember rightly Hines was one of Westhams best players the season they got relegated from the PL. Quick and skillful. Could be an interesting one. Not heard too much about the keeper.
If I remember rightly Hines was one of Westhams best players the season they got relegated from the PL. Quick and skillful. Could be an interesting one. Not heard too much about the keeper. stfc_tom
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8:49am Thu 2 Aug 12

Psychedelic Syd says...

Welll we definitely need a back up keeper. Not so sure about Hines (not that I've seen him, he might be amazing ...) as if he was a hot prospect surely Bournemouth would have snapped him up after he had been on loan? Where is John Bostock? Hope that deal is still in the pipeline as he looked really high quality.
Welll we definitely need a back up keeper. Not so sure about Hines (not that I've seen him, he might be amazing ...) as if he was a hot prospect surely Bournemouth would have snapped him up after he had been on loan? Where is John Bostock? Hope that deal is still in the pipeline as he looked really high quality. Psychedelic Syd
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8:59am Thu 2 Aug 12

Is that you Lovesey says...

Zavon Hines is a beast, the guy has pace and power but can be a bit Heskey with his finishing, but would defo be a good signing IMO, we might as well have kept Smith as opposed to Turner, but to be fair I have never seen the guy play
Zavon Hines is a beast, the guy has pace and power but can be a bit Heskey with his finishing, but would defo be a good signing IMO, we might as well have kept Smith as opposed to Turner, but to be fair I have never seen the guy play Is that you Lovesey
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9:06am Thu 2 Aug 12

Wickham Red says...

Does that mean Bostock is off the radar ? Hope not but it seems to have gone a bit quiet .
Does that mean Bostock is off the radar ? Hope not but it seems to have gone a bit quiet . Wickham Red
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9:14am Thu 2 Aug 12

Davidsyrett says...

From what I remember Hines played a similar role as Bostock, therefore I have a feeling that the Bostock deal is unlikely to happen at the moment. Perhaps AVB wants to have a look at him before making any decisions.

Having said that if Hines makes PDC grade I think he could be a great signing, and a free as well!
From what I remember Hines played a similar role as Bostock, therefore I have a feeling that the Bostock deal is unlikely to happen at the moment. Perhaps AVB wants to have a look at him before making any decisions. Having said that if Hines makes PDC grade I think he could be a great signing, and a free as well! Davidsyrett
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9:21am Thu 2 Aug 12

ciclosporindorset says...

Taylor is a 5 games a season type of player but had promise Scots U21 / B so looks suited. Hines - I agree that we dont want Hines & Bostock. e need an attacking midfielder who can hit 10 assists and 10 goals a season. If they come free all the better. I had my heart set on Bostock who returned from Portugal yesterday but he will be v expensive so pdc must consider his options right now. imo.
Taylor is a 5 games a season type of player but had promise Scots U21 / B so looks suited. Hines - I agree that we dont want Hines & Bostock. e need an attacking midfielder who can hit 10 assists and 10 goals a season. If they come free all the better. I had my heart set on Bostock who returned from Portugal yesterday but he will be v expensive so pdc must consider his options right now. imo. ciclosporindorset
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9:50am Thu 2 Aug 12

Even Angrier Monkey says...

With Hines its worth remebering that whilst we may rate Bostock, he's been on loan all over the place and not always left a good impression.
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To be honest I recall Hines playing for West Ham in the premier league and thinking he looked like a decent young player at that level. His career has not gone well since, but sometimes players need to find the right club to shine. Super Sammy Parkin springs to mind.
With Hines its worth remebering that whilst we may rate Bostock, he's been on loan all over the place and not always left a good impression. . To be honest I recall Hines playing for West Ham in the premier league and thinking he looked like a decent young player at that level. His career has not gone well since, but sometimes players need to find the right club to shine. Super Sammy Parkin springs to mind. Even Angrier Monkey
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10:10am Thu 2 Aug 12

ciclosporindorset says...

with pdc contacts etc west ham i guess he is wellplaced for an informed opinion
with pdc contacts etc west ham i guess he is wellplaced for an informed opinion ciclosporindorset
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10:34am Thu 2 Aug 12

hertz says...

If you throw enough mud at the wall sooner or later some will stick , maybe STFC is the place where Zavon finds his rightful place , at least they are trying him out before any decision , we definately need that presence in front of goal .

We could always adjust the old Heskey song to suit .

If your sitting in row Z
And the ball hits you on the head
Thats Heskey
If you throw enough mud at the wall sooner or later some will stick , maybe STFC is the place where Zavon finds his rightful place , at least they are trying him out before any decision , we definately need that presence in front of goal . We could always adjust the old Heskey song to suit . If your sitting in row Z And the ball hits you on the head Thats Heskey hertz
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10:58am Thu 2 Aug 12

Swindon1984 says...

Need a professional back up keeper of some description - whether he's any better than Bedwell remains to be seen though. Agree that with Hines in the frame it may be that there's a stumbling block with Bostock, probably wages.
Need a professional back up keeper of some description - whether he's any better than Bedwell remains to be seen though. Agree that with Hines in the frame it may be that there's a stumbling block with Bostock, probably wages. Swindon1984
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10:59am Thu 2 Aug 12

Med Red says...

Zavon Hines, might have looked a decent prospect as a younger player, but his recent form has been poor. Why take the risk?

If we sign Hines we won't be signing Bostock, which would be very disappointing.
Zavon Hines, might have looked a decent prospect as a younger player, but his recent form has been poor. Why take the risk? If we sign Hines we won't be signing Bostock, which would be very disappointing. Med Red
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11:08am Thu 2 Aug 12

Davidsyrett says...

Med Red wrote:
Zavon Hines, might have looked a decent prospect as a younger player, but his recent form has been poor. Why take the risk?

If we sign Hines we won't be signing Bostock, which would be very disappointing.
maybe it's more of the case that we can't get Bostock, We need an attacking midfielder and I think Hines would fit the bill, give the guy a chance!
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: Zavon Hines, might have looked a decent prospect as a younger player, but his recent form has been poor. Why take the risk? If we sign Hines we won't be signing Bostock, which would be very disappointing.[/p][/quote]maybe it's more of the case that we can't get Bostock, We need an attacking midfielder and I think Hines would fit the bill, give the guy a chance! Davidsyrett
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11:12am Thu 2 Aug 12

ciclosporindorset says...

I always wanted a trophy wife. When I thought I had found her she was rubbish at cooking, cleaning, conversation, she smoked secretly and far ted in bed in the mornings. Trouble is I didn't know until it was too late. When I managed to off load her she found a string of blokes that didn't like her far ting in bed. Then some poor bloke discovered her and found a person he could play.far ting competitions in bed with in the morning. They made a lovely couple. You just have to find the right match and play the right tune. At least we can see the guy in action.
I always wanted a trophy wife. When I thought I had found her she was rubbish at cooking, cleaning, conversation, she smoked secretly and far ted in bed in the mornings. Trouble is I didn't know until it was too late. When I managed to off load her she found a string of blokes that didn't like her far ting in bed. Then some poor bloke discovered her and found a person he could play.far ting competitions in bed with in the morning. They made a lovely couple. You just have to find the right match and play the right tune. At least we can see the guy in action. ciclosporindorset
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11:22am Thu 2 Aug 12

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

Socks remain firmly on this morning.
Socks remain firmly on this morning. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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11:29am Thu 2 Aug 12

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

Off topic gentlemen, but.....
What a mess the Official STFC website is these days.
What previously was a simple and very good format is now a complete headache to view and very time consuming.
Why oh why do people always strive to change things when they work perfectly well in the first place.
I will accept that I am old and grumpy but for heaven's sake STFC leave things alone that work perfectly well.
Off topic gentlemen, but..... What a mess the Official STFC website is these days. What previously was a simple and very good format is now a complete headache to view and very time consuming. Why oh why do people always strive to change things when they work perfectly well in the first place. I will accept that I am old and grumpy but for heaven's sake STFC leave things alone that work perfectly well. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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11:29am Thu 2 Aug 12

LeGod says...

Doesnt sound too good on the Bostock front then which if we are all thinking is right then thats a real pity as i think he would have been a massive boost to our squad. Dont know much about Hines but as has already been stated he has been pushed around a few clubs as Bostock was and not many clubs rated Bostock until he came to us last season so maybe Hines could be the same.
If your a young player and keep being pushed around then somewhere you are going to find your rightful home so we need to reserve judgement on Hines as you never know with Paolo as a mentor he may well shine.
Doesnt sound too good on the Bostock front then which if we are all thinking is right then thats a real pity as i think he would have been a massive boost to our squad. Dont know much about Hines but as has already been stated he has been pushed around a few clubs as Bostock was and not many clubs rated Bostock until he came to us last season so maybe Hines could be the same. If your a young player and keep being pushed around then somewhere you are going to find your rightful home so we need to reserve judgement on Hines as you never know with Paolo as a mentor he may well shine. LeGod
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11:38am Thu 2 Aug 12

meadowred says...

On the web site issue, totally agree better last year.
On the web site issue, totally agree better last year. meadowred
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11:39am Thu 2 Aug 12

Helpme234 says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
Off topic gentlemen, but..... What a mess the Official STFC website is these days. What previously was a simple and very good format is now a complete headache to view and very time consuming. Why oh why do people always strive to change things when they work perfectly well in the first place. I will accept that I am old and grumpy but for heaven's sake STFC leave things alone that work perfectly well.
Quite agree, I had been beginning to think i was doing something wrong!!

Tried to wade through it yesterday and again today and have decided I won't bother again
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: Off topic gentlemen, but..... What a mess the Official STFC website is these days. What previously was a simple and very good format is now a complete headache to view and very time consuming. Why oh why do people always strive to change things when they work perfectly well in the first place. I will accept that I am old and grumpy but for heaven's sake STFC leave things alone that work perfectly well.[/p][/quote]Quite agree, I had been beginning to think i was doing something wrong!! Tried to wade through it yesterday and again today and have decided I won't bother again Helpme234
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11:40am Thu 2 Aug 12

Med Red says...

LeGod wrote:
Doesnt sound too good on the Bostock front then which if we are all thinking is right then thats a real pity as i think he would have been a massive boost to our squad. Dont know much about Hines but as has already been stated he has been pushed around a few clubs as Bostock was and not many clubs rated Bostock until he came to us last season so maybe Hines could be the same.
If your a young player and keep being pushed around then somewhere you are going to find your rightful home so we need to reserve judgement on Hines as you never know with Paolo as a mentor he may well shine.
There were a few "iffy" players signed last summer who didn't shine under Paolo. If Hines gets a chance to play in some of the pre-season matches and is outstanding, fair enough. Otherwise, no!!!
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Doesnt sound too good on the Bostock front then which if we are all thinking is right then thats a real pity as i think he would have been a massive boost to our squad. Dont know much about Hines but as has already been stated he has been pushed around a few clubs as Bostock was and not many clubs rated Bostock until he came to us last season so maybe Hines could be the same. If your a young player and keep being pushed around then somewhere you are going to find your rightful home so we need to reserve judgement on Hines as you never know with Paolo as a mentor he may well shine.[/p][/quote]There were a few "iffy" players signed last summer who didn't shine under Paolo. If Hines gets a chance to play in some of the pre-season matches and is outstanding, fair enough. Otherwise, no!!! Med Red
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11:48am Thu 2 Aug 12

Football Writer says...

With us looking at this goalkeeper, am I to presume that we have ended our interest in Luke McCormick?
With us looking at this goalkeeper, am I to presume that we have ended our interest in Luke McCormick? Football Writer
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11:50am Thu 2 Aug 12

old town robin says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
Taylor is a 5 games a season type of player but had promise Scots U21 / B so looks suited. Hines - I agree that we dont want Hines & Bostock. e need an attacking midfielder who can hit 10 assists and 10 goals a season. If they come free all the better. I had my heart set on Bostock who returned from Portugal yesterday but he will be v expensive so pdc must consider his options right now. imo.
Ciclo, think you mean Turner not Taylor. Think he will fit the bill as back-up for Wes, he's got experience at a higher level and at 28 is the right age should be reliable if and when called upon, having said that we thought the same about another Scottish goalie Frank Haffey, lol.

Hines is 4 years older than Bostock, so should have a bit more maturity, having said that I agree with you if we can sign Bostock, great, he showed against Port Vale he was the best player on the park by a country mile, so hope something can be sorted out, maybe we are waiting until he is out of contract and we can speak to him in the new year.

Lets give the lad Zavon a chance and see what he is capable of once he's been put through the paces under Paolo's training methods, he's probably one of those like Murray that needs a comforting arm round his shoulders to get the best out of him, don't want any others with attitude like Leon Clarke orTahoue though. If he is in Paolo's thoughts we might see him against Palace next Wednesday.

Still think we need better cover in defensive midfield though
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: Taylor is a 5 games a season type of player but had promise Scots U21 / B so looks suited. Hines - I agree that we dont want Hines & Bostock. e need an attacking midfielder who can hit 10 assists and 10 goals a season. If they come free all the better. I had my heart set on Bostock who returned from Portugal yesterday but he will be v expensive so pdc must consider his options right now. imo.[/p][/quote]Ciclo, think you mean Turner not Taylor. Think he will fit the bill as back-up for Wes, he's got experience at a higher level and at 28 is the right age should be reliable if and when called upon, having said that we thought the same about another Scottish goalie Frank Haffey, lol. Hines is 4 years older than Bostock, so should have a bit more maturity, having said that I agree with you if we can sign Bostock, great, he showed against Port Vale he was the best player on the park by a country mile, so hope something can be sorted out, maybe we are waiting until he is out of contract and we can speak to him in the new year. Lets give the lad Zavon a chance and see what he is capable of once he's been put through the paces under Paolo's training methods, he's probably one of those like Murray that needs a comforting arm round his shoulders to get the best out of him, don't want any others with attitude like Leon Clarke orTahoue though. If he is in Paolo's thoughts we might see him against Palace next Wednesday. Still think we need better cover in defensive midfield though old town robin
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11:50am Thu 2 Aug 12

ciclosporindorset says...

Hines will get kicked all over league 1. He is clearly quite diminutive and draws more fouls than he makes - but if he gets fouled as often as stfc than at bournemouth and plays lots of games - he will either break records or break a leg!
Hines will get kicked all over league 1. He is clearly quite diminutive and draws more fouls than he makes - but if he gets fouled as often as stfc than at bournemouth and plays lots of games - he will either break records or break a leg! ciclosporindorset
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12:35pm Thu 2 Aug 12

Swindon1984 says...

Helpme234 wrote:
Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote: Off topic gentlemen, but..... What a mess the Official STFC website is these days. What previously was a simple and very good format is now a complete headache to view and very time consuming. Why oh why do people always strive to change things when they work perfectly well in the first place. I will accept that I am old and grumpy but for heaven's sake STFC leave things alone that work perfectly well.
Quite agree, I had been beginning to think i was doing something wrong!! Tried to wade through it yesterday and again today and have decided I won't bother again
Totally useless - there's a voting thing pops up to say whether you like the new format or not, voice your discontent and maybe something will change. Think all the football league clubs have a similar format though so might be limited in how many changes they can make.
[quote][p][bold]Helpme234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: Off topic gentlemen, but..... What a mess the Official STFC website is these days. What previously was a simple and very good format is now a complete headache to view and very time consuming. Why oh why do people always strive to change things when they work perfectly well in the first place. I will accept that I am old and grumpy but for heaven's sake STFC leave things alone that work perfectly well.[/p][/quote]Quite agree, I had been beginning to think i was doing something wrong!! Tried to wade through it yesterday and again today and have decided I won't bother again[/p][/quote]Totally useless - there's a voting thing pops up to say whether you like the new format or not, voice your discontent and maybe something will change. Think all the football league clubs have a similar format though so might be limited in how many changes they can make. Swindon1984
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12:38pm Thu 2 Aug 12

hertz says...

Whats latest on the Kewell rumour ?
Whats latest on the Kewell rumour ? hertz
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1:05pm Thu 2 Aug 12

Stilloyal says...

hertz wrote:
Whats latest on the Kewell rumour ?
J.Wray said quite catagorically that we had no interest in him whatsoever, thats all it was, a silly rumour.
[quote][p][bold]hertz[/bold] wrote: Whats latest on the Kewell rumour ?[/p][/quote]J.Wray said quite catagorically that we had no interest in him whatsoever, thats all it was, a silly rumour. Stilloyal
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1:07pm Thu 2 Aug 12

SeanG92 says...

Always worth having a look eh, no harm in that is there.

In other news I see a Oxford fan has been jailed for 2months for having a smoke grenade at their away game v Plymouth! And he has been banned from football games for 6 years!!!
Always worth having a look eh, no harm in that is there. In other news I see a Oxford fan has been jailed for 2months for having a smoke grenade at their away game v Plymouth! And he has been banned from football games for 6 years!!! SeanG92
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1:30pm Thu 2 Aug 12

stfcphil says...

SeanG92 wrote:
Always worth having a look eh, no harm in that is there. In other news I see a Oxford fan has been jailed for 2months for having a smoke grenade at their away game v Plymouth! And he has been banned from football games for 6 years!!!
Shouldn't stop him from going to watch Poxford then ...........
[quote][p][bold]SeanG92[/bold] wrote: Always worth having a look eh, no harm in that is there. In other news I see a Oxford fan has been jailed for 2months for having a smoke grenade at their away game v Plymouth! And he has been banned from football games for 6 years!!![/p][/quote]Shouldn't stop him from going to watch Poxford then ........... stfcphil
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1:41pm Thu 2 Aug 12

Football Writer says...

Should we presume therefore that the trial that Luke McCormick had has come to an end?
Should we presume therefore that the trial that Luke McCormick had has come to an end? Football Writer
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1:56pm Thu 2 Aug 12

old town robin says...

Football Writer wrote:
Should we presume therefore that the trial that Luke McCormick had has come to an end?
I think you have totally misread or misunderstood the McCormick situation, it has already been said many times that he has only been training with Swindon as part of his rehab, JW has categorically said he is not on trial for a contract and at this point of time it is far too soon for him to be considered for a contract with any professional club.

Without doubt he was/is a decent keeper, but it's going to be a while before he gets another chance with Town or anyone else in this country for that matter. In summary to your question, I haven't heard or read anything to say he isn't training with us, so would assume he is still contining with his rehab.
[quote][p][bold]Football Writer[/bold] wrote: Should we presume therefore that the trial that Luke McCormick had has come to an end?[/p][/quote]I think you have totally misread or misunderstood the McCormick situation, it has already been said many times that he has only been training with Swindon as part of his rehab, JW has categorically said he is not on trial for a contract and at this point of time it is far too soon for him to be considered for a contract with any professional club. Without doubt he was/is a decent keeper, but it's going to be a while before he gets another chance with Town or anyone else in this country for that matter. In summary to your question, I haven't heard or read anything to say he isn't training with us, so would assume he is still contining with his rehab. old town robin
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2:00pm Thu 2 Aug 12

Stilloyal says...

Football Writer wrote:
Should we presume therefore that the trial that Luke McCormick had has come to an end?
He wasn't on trial according to J.Wray and Paolo. We are helping with his rehab as we are the nearest pro team to where he lives or was serving his sentence.
[quote][p][bold]Football Writer[/bold] wrote: Should we presume therefore that the trial that Luke McCormick had has come to an end?[/p][/quote]He wasn't on trial according to J.Wray and Paolo. We are helping with his rehab as we are the nearest pro team to where he lives or was serving his sentence. Stilloyal
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2:06pm Thu 2 Aug 12

Stilloyal says...

Hines has been rejected by Paolo but the keeper remains on trial. @BBC Wilts 14.00
Hines has been rejected by Paolo but the keeper remains on trial. @BBC Wilts 14.00 Stilloyal
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2:06pm Thu 2 Aug 12

stfcphil says...

Well, that's the end of this little bit of speculation then, Hines already gone !!!
Well, that's the end of this little bit of speculation then, Hines already gone !!! stfcphil
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2:18pm Thu 2 Aug 12

Football Writer says...

old town robin wrote:
Football Writer wrote:
Should we presume therefore that the trial that Luke McCormick had has come to an end?
I think you have totally misread or misunderstood the McCormick situation, it has already been said many times that he has only been training with Swindon as part of his rehab, JW has categorically said he is not on trial for a contract and at this point of time it is far too soon for him to be considered for a contract with any professional club.

Without doubt he was/is a decent keeper, but it's going to be a while before he gets another chance with Town or anyone else in this country for that matter. In summary to your question, I haven't heard or read anything to say he isn't training with us, so would assume he is still contining with his rehab.
Err... okay no need for quite the strong response... Anyway thanks for clarifying. I was almost sure he was on trial but clearly wrong. Thanks
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Football Writer[/bold] wrote: Should we presume therefore that the trial that Luke McCormick had has come to an end?[/p][/quote]I think you have totally misread or misunderstood the McCormick situation, it has already been said many times that he has only been training with Swindon as part of his rehab, JW has categorically said he is not on trial for a contract and at this point of time it is far too soon for him to be considered for a contract with any professional club. Without doubt he was/is a decent keeper, but it's going to be a while before he gets another chance with Town or anyone else in this country for that matter. In summary to your question, I haven't heard or read anything to say he isn't training with us, so would assume he is still contining with his rehab.[/p][/quote]Err... okay no need for quite the strong response... Anyway thanks for clarifying. I was almost sure he was on trial but clearly wrong. Thanks Football Writer
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2:24pm Thu 2 Aug 12

umpcah says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
Off topic gentlemen, but.....
What a mess the Official STFC website is these days.
What previously was a simple and very good format is now a complete headache to view and very time consuming.
Why oh why do people always strive to change things when they work perfectly well in the first place.
I will accept that I am old and grumpy but for heaven's sake STFC leave things alone that work perfectly well.
SPOT ON !
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: Off topic gentlemen, but..... What a mess the Official STFC website is these days. What previously was a simple and very good format is now a complete headache to view and very time consuming. Why oh why do people always strive to change things when they work perfectly well in the first place. I will accept that I am old and grumpy but for heaven's sake STFC leave things alone that work perfectly well.[/p][/quote]SPOT ON ! umpcah
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2:40pm Thu 2 Aug 12

SeanG92 says...

umpcah wrote:
Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
Off topic gentlemen, but.....
What a mess the Official STFC website is these days.
What previously was a simple and very good format is now a complete headache to view and very time consuming.
Why oh why do people always strive to change things when they work perfectly well in the first place.
I will accept that I am old and grumpy but for heaven's sake STFC leave things alone that work perfectly well.
SPOT ON !
I agree. Perhaps its just because we aren't used to it, but it feels quite clunky and jumbled up.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: Off topic gentlemen, but..... What a mess the Official STFC website is these days. What previously was a simple and very good format is now a complete headache to view and very time consuming. Why oh why do people always strive to change things when they work perfectly well in the first place. I will accept that I am old and grumpy but for heaven's sake STFC leave things alone that work perfectly well.[/p][/quote]SPOT ON ![/p][/quote]I agree. Perhaps its just because we aren't used to it, but it feels quite clunky and jumbled up. SeanG92
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3:52pm Thu 2 Aug 12

Mbiker says...

To all commenting on the new website, I wholeheartedly agree. It is simply awful. I do website work and the maxim should always be keep it clear and simple and intuitive to use. This is **** poor!
To all commenting on the new website, I wholeheartedly agree. It is simply awful. I do website work and the maxim should always be keep it clear and simple and intuitive to use. This is **** poor! Mbiker
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4:38pm Thu 2 Aug 12

jayden says...

Mbiker wrote:
To all commenting on the new website, I wholeheartedly agree. It is simply awful. I do website work and the maxim should always be keep it clear and simple and intuitive to use. This is **** poor!
Its not as hard as trying to put a tower scaffold up or trying not to spill coffie down your top lol
[quote][p][bold]Mbiker[/bold] wrote: To all commenting on the new website, I wholeheartedly agree. It is simply awful. I do website work and the maxim should always be keep it clear and simple and intuitive to use. This is **** poor![/p][/quote]Its not as hard as trying to put a tower scaffold up or trying not to spill coffie down your top lol jayden
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4:53pm Thu 2 Aug 12

Oi Den! says...

Football Writer wrote:
old town robin wrote:
Football Writer wrote:
Should we presume therefore that the trial that Luke McCormick had has come to an end?
I think you have totally misread or misunderstood the McCormick situation, it has already been said many times that he has only been training with Swindon as part of his rehab, JW has categorically said he is not on trial for a contract and at this point of time it is far too soon for him to be considered for a contract with any professional club.

Without doubt he was/is a decent keeper, but it's going to be a while before he gets another chance with Town or anyone else in this country for that matter. In summary to your question, I haven't heard or read anything to say he isn't training with us, so would assume he is still contining with his rehab.
Err... okay no need for quite the strong response... Anyway thanks for clarifying. I was almost sure he was on trial but clearly wrong. Thanks
To be fair, JW didn't rule out McCormick playing for us at some point in the future. He may not be on trial officially but I'm sure JW and PDC are keeping a close eye on his progress. Whatever they decide though, I imagine public opinion will be the ultimate determining factor.
[quote][p][bold]Football Writer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Football Writer[/bold] wrote: Should we presume therefore that the trial that Luke McCormick had has come to an end?[/p][/quote]I think you have totally misread or misunderstood the McCormick situation, it has already been said many times that he has only been training with Swindon as part of his rehab, JW has categorically said he is not on trial for a contract and at this point of time it is far too soon for him to be considered for a contract with any professional club. Without doubt he was/is a decent keeper, but it's going to be a while before he gets another chance with Town or anyone else in this country for that matter. In summary to your question, I haven't heard or read anything to say he isn't training with us, so would assume he is still contining with his rehab.[/p][/quote]Err... okay no need for quite the strong response... Anyway thanks for clarifying. I was almost sure he was on trial but clearly wrong. Thanks[/p][/quote]To be fair, JW didn't rule out McCormick playing for us at some point in the future. He may not be on trial officially but I'm sure JW and PDC are keeping a close eye on his progress. Whatever they decide though, I imagine public opinion will be the ultimate determining factor. Oi Den!
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4:56pm Thu 2 Aug 12

ciclosporindorset says...

Ref the new website - too clever by half. Much as I appreciate the glossy look - its too complicated and works so slowly I give up looking. I see the votes are starting to show this dislike so the clubs will no doubt have a word with the league.
Ref the new website - too clever by half. Much as I appreciate the glossy look - its too complicated and works so slowly I give up looking. I see the votes are starting to show this dislike so the clubs will no doubt have a word with the league. ciclosporindorset
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5:54pm Thu 2 Aug 12

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

It seems that the clever dick that created the new look STFC website, is the same chap that hoisted the wrong flag for the North Koreans last week in Glasgow.
It seems that the clever dick that created the new look STFC website, is the same chap that hoisted the wrong flag for the North Koreans last week in Glasgow. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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8:12pm Thu 2 Aug 12

Malkym says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Hines has been rejected by Paolo but the keeper remains on trial. @BBC Wilts 14.00
Do you think he's guilty
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: Hines has been rejected by Paolo but the keeper remains on trial. @BBC Wilts 14.00[/p][/quote]Do you think he's guilty Malkym
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8:15pm Thu 2 Aug 12

Malkym says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
It seems that the clever dick that created the new look STFC website, is the same chap that hoisted the wrong flag for the North Koreans last week in Glasgow.
So its more of a muslim website then? Shi'ite?
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: It seems that the clever dick that created the new look STFC website, is the same chap that hoisted the wrong flag for the North Koreans last week in Glasgow.[/p][/quote]So its more of a muslim website then? Shi'ite? Malkym
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