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Just popped on here to say congratulations to Swindon on their takeover.

Then I remembered it's Swindon, and thought no, fuck em. I hope this Morfuni bloke is as big a crook and bullshitter as Power and continues their journey towards oblivion. He sounds like a fantasist to me, so should fit in well.

Good morning, by the way.
Thanks for the kind thoughts, always nice to hear from the Dingles.
 

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Cheers all for the nice words. It really makes a massive difference this takeover has taken. Under Power we almost certainly would have gone to the wall as his true colours in only being in it for the money have come out. Its not going to be easy as the new chairman has admitted but having owners working alongside the STFC Trust can only be positive.

Don't think we have enough time to get a team together to be competitive this year and staying in the league is the aim. But at least I can check the Internet for players incomings and other normal football news again!
 

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Dan - remind us which club won L2 in 2019-20, at the expense of clubs staying within their means. "Every available penny" didn't go into your former owner's pocket. Some funded signing two top scorers on loan who scored 38 between them in a truncated season.
 

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We stayed within our means. Doyle May have cost a bit in wages but I bet Yates wasn’t an expensive loan. The rest were a mish mash of good players who more than a few had historical injury problems which is how we could afford to take a chance. Whatever cap there was we were well inside it.

There were clubs in L2 that season who spent way more than us - Mansfield, Salford etc.
 

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So, weve got a new owner, appointed a Head Coach with assistants, a DOF, and now a new CEO for running the club on a day to day basis. Rob Angus, STFC fan for 40 years and was une grande fromage in finance at Nationwide Bank.

No more shady shenanigans, no more dubious investors, no more abridged annual accounts. Doesn’t guarantee success on the pitch, of course, but what an enormous breath of fresh air.
 

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Feel a bit more confident now. Just need a fair price for season tickets and admissions if he's sincere regarding getting fans back onboard.
 

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Just popped on here to say congratulations to Swindon on their takeover.

Then I remembered it's Swindon, and thought no, fuck em. I hope this Morfuni bloke is as big a crook and bullshitter as Power and continues their journey towards oblivion. He sounds like a fantasist to me, so should fit in well.

Good morning, by the way.

Good afternoon, Eric! How is your Nan?
 

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So, weve got a new owner, appointed a Head Coach with assistants, a DOF, and now a new CEO for running the club on a day to day basis. Rob Angus, STFC fan for 40 years and was une grande fromage in finance at Nationwide Bank.

No more shady shenanigans, no more dubious investors, no more abridged annual accounts. Doesn’t guarantee success on the pitch, of course, but what an enormous breath of fresh air.
Wait til you see Garnerball. You will be wishing the club went south
 

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It’s no different to Coughlan doing well for you and bombing at Mansfield. It’s horses for courses. Ever thought it’s those above the manager that’s been the problem for a succession of your managers?
 

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It’s no different to Coughlan doing well for you and bombing at Mansfield. It’s horses for courses. Ever thought it’s those above the manager that’s been the problem for a succession of your managers?

Not really Garner took Coughlans side from 4th in L1 to relegation candidates before Covid saved his job.
Signed a bunch of players who werent good enough that we are still trying to get shot of now.
Went into the season with Hanlan who isnt really a striker and 2 rookies who had never kicked a ball in the league. The other 2 managers failed because of the quicksand foundations Garner setup as he was given too much freedom. Good luck to you though
 
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Football fans thinking a player or manager are 100% shit just cause they were at their club is so stupid. Let's be honest, the majority of our clubs are terribly ran and it won't work for every player or manager. People work better in difference places.

Charlie Goode was deemed not good enough at L2 Scunny a few years ago, he now plays in the Premier League.
 

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We're going to announce away ticket details for our trip to Nerdford next week, sounds like a reduced allocation and will be all ticket for away fans going there this season. Watch this space.
 

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I think Rovers fans are well within their rights to be unhappy with Garner's time there. Clearly if you bring in a manager when you are 4th in the league you expect him to at least guide the club somewhere near the play offs. For whatever reason it obviously didn't work out for him.

That said I'm willing to give him the benefit of doubt and a fresh start. If Rovers fans can get behind someone in Barton who has a chequered past behaviour wise then I think we can get behind a manager that was poor in his first role.

This season is going to be all about staying in the league for us so if he can do that then happy days.
 

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Football fans thinking a player or manager are 100% shit just cause they were at their club is so stupid. Let's be honest, the majority of our clubs are terribly ran and it won't work for every player or manager. People work better in difference places.

Charlie Goode was deemed not good enough at L2 Scunny a few years ago, he now plays in the Premier League.
how the fuck did i miss charlie goode signing for brentford!?

he's gone from league 2 to the premier league in 8 appearances, fucking hell.
 

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how the fuck did i miss charlie goode signing for brentford!?

he's gone from league 2 to the premier league in 8 appearances, fucking hell.
He was excellent for Northampton to be fair, can't see him getting many games in the Prem will probably be loaned out though.
 

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yeah he was good for northampton, must have something about him for the moneyballers to sign him in the championship too.
 

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FFS!! Courtney Senior done his cruciate in training, out for 6 to 8 months.
 

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It’ll sell out in days, the fun buses were sold in
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Only given 600 tickets initially they will be gone by today. Then we will be given another 400 which should sell out aswell. I've spent a fortune today brought shef wed ticket Northampton coach and match ticket plus gold away shirt and blue keeper top.
 
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Believe we can have up to 1300 as you can get a couple of blocks in the new stand down the side if required. As a non-ST holder am not even going to bother trying as they’ll be gone by the middle of the week at the latest. Live near Northampton so easy enough for me to just go and get a ticket in the home end and keep my mouth shut.
 

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Believe we can have up to 1300 as you can get a couple of blocks in the new stand down the side if required. As a non-ST holder am not even going to bother trying as they’ll be gone by the middle of the week at the latest. Live near Northampton so easy enough for me to just go and get a ticket in the home end and keep my mouth shut.
I think you will be fine to get a ticket in the away end. I'm expecting around 800 to be sold in a mad rush these first 2 days to season ticket holders then sales will dry up till next week when there on sale to non season ticket holders. Im not sure we will sell 1300 tickets anyway. It depends what people are thinking as if you don't go Northampton then the next 2 away games after that arnt very appealing to our supporters at stevenage and forest Green where I'd guess only 250 would go them games.
 

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how the fuck did i miss charlie goode signing for brentford!?

he's gone from league 2 to the premier league in 8 appearances, fucking hell.

Always said he was goode.
 

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With 2 weeks to go to the big ko it would be nice to know if oldham are allowing away fans!

Although from what i have heard oldhams fans are boycotting home games so we should be welcomed with open arms.
 

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Exeter away tickets going on sale in the coming days although its apparently a reduced allocation because they're not operating at 100% capacity. Any reason why?
 

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