Welcome to Bristol Rovers and Oxford United

Agombar stool

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2015
Messages
5,467
Reaction score
2,134
Points
113
Location
Northamptonshire
Supports
Swindon Town
who you gonna bring in to replace ajose when he goes m8, got a feeling u might get andy Williams back

Williams is overpaid and too old. I guess should we sell Ajose, we would punt on goals from non-league. We'll see
 

ThisTinpotLeague

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2015
Messages
1,753
Reaction score
614
Points
113
Location
Oxford
Supports
Oxford
You probably also own a Swansea/Oxford FA Cup half and half scarf mate. If that's what makes you happy then carry on.

Because great days out watching your team win derbies aren't of any interest to proper fans like yourself?
 

Indian Dan

‘Absolute calamity!’
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
10,226
Reaction score
3,371
Points
113
Location
Corsham
Supports
Swindon
One of my favourite derby memories is of Mark Walters kicking Joey Beauchamp in the head.

And that FA Cup tie at your place when a couple proposed at half time on the pitch being serenaded with 'Does she take it up the arse?' belted out by us.

The result - not so much
 

Robie

Active Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
504
Reaction score
123
Points
43
Supports
Oxford United
There are a couple of reasons I think Roofe might stay with us.
1) He still has 2 years of his contract as he stated when asked by BBC Oxford if he was going.
2) He has already been at a larger club and not made an impact so this may put off a few teams.
3) We are not in a position where we need to sell him particularly if we sell O'Dowda instead and therefore we would value him higher than a club would be willing to purchase him for.
 

Indian Dan

‘Absolute calamity!’
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
10,226
Reaction score
3,371
Points
113
Location
Corsham
Supports
Swindon
The one reason to sell him is if he struggles in L1 his present value would diminish. Difficult for small clubs to turn down decent money.
 

Ciderup

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
5,355
Reaction score
2,068
Points
113
Location
Barrs Court, Bristol
Supports
Bristol sport FC
God knows. Obika will probably go too which would be a bigger loss IMO.

No way Williams will be back. Any decent young strikers in L2 we could plunder?
Agard? Out of the picture at the Gate and decent at this level.
 

Ciderup

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
5,355
Reaction score
2,068
Points
113
Location
Barrs Court, Bristol
Supports
Bristol sport FC
There are a couple of reasons I think Roofe might stay with us.
1) He still has 2 years of his contract as he stated when asked by BBC Oxford if he was going.
2) He has already been at a larger club and not made an impact so this may put off a few teams.
3) We are not in a position where we need to sell him particularly if we sell O'Dowda instead and therefore we would value him higher than a club would be willing to purchase him for.
He might stay Robie but be prepared for Championship clubs to come calling. WTGR, there aren't many at that level that would baulk at paying over £1M for him, maybe even £2M. If you keep hold of him, well done Oxford.
 

ThisTinpotLeague

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2015
Messages
1,753
Reaction score
614
Points
113
Location
Oxford
Supports
Oxford
He might stay Robie but be prepared for Championship clubs to come calling. WTGR, there aren't many at that level that would baulk at paying over £1M for him, maybe even £2M. If you keep hold of him, well done Oxford.

I'd be very disappointed £1m got us talking, given the rumoured sell on clause.
 

Deepcut Cobbler

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 10, 2015
Messages
1,563
Reaction score
334
Points
83
Location
Bordon, Hampshire
Supports
The Cobblers and Gladbach
There are a couple of reasons I think Roofe might stay with us.
1) He still has 2 years of his contract as he stated when asked by BBC Oxford if he was going.

That's nearly always a bad indication when they don't answer no to that question.
 

Indian Dan

‘Absolute calamity!’
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
10,226
Reaction score
3,371
Points
113
Location
Corsham
Supports
Swindon
Agard? Out of the picture at the Gate and decent at this level.
Age? Wages? Power wont sign anyone if he doesn't think there is a chance of selling him on later for a profit. That is why he will never, ever sign an experienced pro to help the youngsters.

Plus I reckon Luke Williams can only handle the younger players. Some gnarled old pro would chew him up and spit him out.
 

Indian Dan

‘Absolute calamity!’
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
10,226
Reaction score
3,371
Points
113
Location
Corsham
Supports
Swindon
And Burton's was £2.5m. Makes you wonder.
 

Agombar stool

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2015
Messages
5,467
Reaction score
2,134
Points
113
Location
Northamptonshire
Supports
Swindon Town
Because great days out watching your team win derbies aren't of any interest to proper fans like yourself?

Not sure of the relevance of this post to my half and half Swansea FA Cup match scarf memorabilia question but......

To answer your question.

1. I am far from a 'proper' fan, Despite having a season ticket for the last 2 years I have lived outside of England a lot of my life and so haven't been to as many matches as you would expect from a 'proper' fan.

2. I have never been to a Derby game in my life, which isn't really any skin off my nose.

3. I stand by my previous statements that losing however many recent matches in a row to you bothers me not, HOWEVER, this season we are on a level playing field for the first time in a long time, I think this season is going to start to matter.
 

Agombar stool

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2015
Messages
5,467
Reaction score
2,134
Points
113
Location
Northamptonshire
Supports
Swindon Town
And Burton's was £2.5m. Makes you wonder.

Lee Power said on the radio the other night that the Port Vale Chairman puts in 2-3 million of his own money each year, whilst the Colchester chairman put in 2 million of his own money and they got relegated. It does make you wonder how many chairman up and down the lower leagues do this, and if they pull the plug, how many clubs are going to be fooked.

I think our budget is one of the lowest in the league so its going to be tricky for us to compete next season, especially if Ajose goes.
 

Ciderup

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
5,355
Reaction score
2,068
Points
113
Location
Barrs Court, Bristol
Supports
Bristol sport FC
Would be a top notch signing but our budget is 1.5 million a year and I really can't see Agard fitting in that budget sadly.
Aaah, forget that then. He's probably on £5K a week at a guess. I can't see that happening then unless it was as a P/Ex job with us paying his contract up.
 

Agombar stool

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2015
Messages
5,467
Reaction score
2,134
Points
113
Location
Northamptonshire
Supports
Swindon Town
Aaah, forget that then. He's probably on £5K a week at a guess. I can't see that happening then unless it was as a P/Ex job with us paying his contract up.

Out of interest, do you know what your budget is in the Championship? The difference I imagine between leagues is cavernous and I do worry for Burton, although Leicester's success this season may have blown the budget/money 'myth' out of the water a bit.
 

Ciderup

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
5,355
Reaction score
2,068
Points
113
Location
Barrs Court, Bristol
Supports
Bristol sport FC
Out of interest, do you know what your budget is in the Championship? The difference I imagine between leagues is cavernous and I do worry for Burton, although Leicester's success this season may have blown the budget/money 'myth' out of the water a bit.
No idea AS but I would hazard a guess at £10M. That figure will shoot up now that the new facilities are online and pushing our turnover up. We were one of the lowest budgets in the Championship. It's a very cash rich division TBH.
 

JJH

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
14,923
Reaction score
4,596
Points
113
Location
Bristol
Supports
Bristol City
Lee Power said on the radio the other night that the Port Vale Chairman puts in 2-3 million of his own money each year, whilst the Colchester chairman put in 2 million of his own money and they got relegated. It does make you wonder how many chairman up and down the lower leagues do this, and if they pull the plug, how many clubs are going to be fooked.

I think our budget is one of the lowest in the league so its going to be tricky for us to compete next season, especially if Ajose goes.
I listened to some of the phone in out of interest, I thought Power spoke very well about the running of the club and where the money goes until he said he wasn't willing to make a loss and put money into the club like those chairmans do for a bigger playing budget. He sounds very much like a businessman, not someone that's really interested in Swindon Town's future prospects.

No idea AS but I would hazard a guess at £10M. That figure will shoot up now that the new facilities are online and pushing our turnover up. We were one of the lowest budgets in the Championship. It's a very cash rich division TBH.
You say that, but we still tried to chuck £6m at Gayle and £9m at Gray - no idea what to expect this summer spending-wise.
 

Agombar stool

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2015
Messages
5,467
Reaction score
2,134
Points
113
Location
Northamptonshire
Supports
Swindon Town
I listened to some of the phone in out of interest, I thought Power spoke very well about the running of the club and where the money goes until he said he wasn't willing to make a loss and put money into the club like those chairmans do for a bigger playing budget. He sounds very much like a businessman, not someone that's really interested in Swindon Town's future prospects.

Can't really argue with that JJH. He did say that he isn't a fan of the club and runs it as a business. We should be 'thankful' that he runs the club at break even and managed to get the previous crooks out. I think he wants to do a Peterborough and sign 'gems' from non-league to improve with our good coaches and then sell on for big profits. He certainly seems to have contacts in the footballing fraternity.
 
Joined
Nov 15, 2015
Messages
66
Reaction score
15
Points
8
Location
Oxford
Supports
Oxford United
Roofe won't go for less than £2m.

He's got two years left, we're not desperate for the money and he's not in any rush to go. Think West Brom burnt him and he just wants to play.

Ambition of the club is to go up again and Appleton will have a top half budget minimum. We'll only sell players if it gives us a better chance of going up, and at £1m the risk of the sale undermining our chances would be too great. Ajose at Swindon is a completely different situation.

Not sure why we're trying to add context to the derby games. They're stand alone fixtures that don't need it. I couldn't tell you where we finished let alone Swindon the year Jefferson Louis won us that cup game on TV. I couldn't tell you what impact it had on our respective league seasons. I can tell you that it's those stand out days that we go to football for and I personally can't wait for two more next season.
 

Ciderup

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
5,355
Reaction score
2,068
Points
113
Location
Barrs Court, Bristol
Supports
Bristol sport FC
Roofe won't go for less than £2m.

He's got two years left, we're not desperate for the money and he's not in any rush to go. Think West Brom burnt him and he just wants to play.

Ambition of the club is to go up again and Appleton will have a top half budget minimum. We'll only sell players if it gives us a better chance of going up, and at £1m the risk of the sale undermining our chances would be too great. Ajose at Swindon is a completely different situation.

Not sure why we're trying to add context to the derby games. They're stand alone fixtures that don't need it. I couldn't tell you where we finished let alone Swindon the year Jefferson Louis won us that cup game on TV. I couldn't tell you what impact it had on our respective league seasons. I can tell you that it's those stand out days that we go to football for and I personally can't wait for two more next season.
I think you misunderstood my post wtgr. £2M wouldn't bother us or most in the Championship so prepare to possibly lose him.
If you withstand any bids, fair play to Oxford.
 

Heisenberg20

Active Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2015
Messages
350
Reaction score
141
Points
43
Location
Trowbridge
Supports
Bristol City
Fair play to Rovers but hope they go no further as too many of them getting very cocky now!
Swindon vs Oxford will be great as a neutral
 
Joined
Nov 15, 2015
Messages
66
Reaction score
15
Points
8
Location
Oxford
Supports
Oxford United
I think you misunderstood my post wtgr. £2M wouldn't bother us or most in the Championship so prepare to possibly lose him.
If you withstand any bids, fair play to Oxford.

Sorry Ciderup, it was Indian Dan's comment I wanted to respond to. Should have quoted it. I dont think £2m/£2.5m should scare off any Championship clubs. He'd be a great signing for a club like Bristol City.
 

Indian Dan

‘Absolute calamity!’
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
10,226
Reaction score
3,371
Points
113
Location
Corsham
Supports
Swindon
If he goes for £2m I'll show my arse at the CG when we exact revenge - Part 1.

Thinking about it, I'll show me arse anyway just to show my appreciation of the yellow peril
 

Forum statistics

Threads
16,486
Messages
1,205,063
Members
8,448
Latest member
Jimmy Anderson
Stronger Security, Faster Connections with VPN at IPVanish.com!

SITE SPONSORS

W88 W88 trang chu KUBET Thailand
Fun88 12Bet Get top UK casino bonuses for British players in casinos not on GamStop
The best ₤1 minimum deposit casinos UK not on GamStop Find the best new no deposit casino get bonus and play legendary slots Best UK online casinos list 2022
No-Verification.Casino Casinos that accept PayPal Top online casinos
sure.bet
Need help with your academic papers? Customwritings offers high-quality professionals to write essays that deserve an A!
Top