UK time is: 08:43:31
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

GREAT DEBATE: Sam Parkin Back To Swindon?

It`s similar to the age old debate, what came first the chicken or the egg. It`s the should Sam Parkin is return to Swindon Town debate!

Every game Swindon don`t score a goal, a plethora of fans hit the internet and post "bring back Sam Parkin" (clearly not our forum of course, infact last time I checked our forum there was tumbleweed bouncing through there), the debate rages on with fans sending text messages onto BBC Radio Swindon demanding the former fans favourite returns to the County Ground.

Super Sammy has found his goal scoring touch again for beleaguered League Town side Luton Town and many fans begin to drool at the prospect of a Simon Cox, Sam Parkin strike force. Would they be better than Tommy Mooney and Sam Parkin or Alan Mayes & Andy Rowland? Well I doubt we will ever know.

Swindon`s chairman Andrew Fitton has already said that Parkin won`t be coming back despite the constant 'my sources saying that Town have made a bid for Parkin.' The question was raised first of all at Swindon Town`s fans forum at the beginning of the season. Fitton clearly stated, 'you don`t go back', although he did say 'it's not to say we didn't think about (bringing Parkin back).

One must question, can Parkin still score at this level? He has suffered from injury after injury ever since he left Swindon after 3 seasons at the County Ground scoring more than 70 goals.

Swindon have stretched the budget as far as they can really and likely would not be able to meet Parkin`s wage demands after Millwall turned down signing Parkin due to his wages. Let`s be honest, Parkin must be on a fair whack given the fact he signed for Luton in a lucrative 300,000 transfer from Ipswich Town. Parkin is likely still on Championship wages and that would become a huge stumbling block in itself.

Swindon for years has lived beyond its means due to incompetent management in the past and now that the ship has finally gotten out of turbulent waters, do you really think that Fitton would take us back down that route given the current economic climate? Not likely.

If Parkin was to return to Swindon it would likely be at the end of the season if Luton fail to remain in the Football League failing to overturn the harsh 30 point deficit the football league placed on the club prior to the current campaign.

Parkin likely would not be willing to play in the Blue Square Premier and thus Swindon could then pounce but again it`s very unlikely. Parkin himself has said he doubts he would return to Swindon due to the expectation.

As far as we go, we believe we need to look forward, not back. Super Sammy will always be a legend at the County Ground but let`s not think for one second that we need more goals, Our current problem is down to dodgy defending not a lack of goal scoring.

What do you think? Should Maurice Malpas attempt to get Super Sammy hitting the back of the net at the County Ground again? Leave your comments below or discuss it on our forum

Join Vital Swindon Town!

It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Swindon Town

Join the FREE Telegraph League One Fantasy Football League!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Moonraker1969 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 19 2008

Time: 3:18PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
No return for me - a smashing bloke and player but that was then and this is now.
Report Abuse
19/08/2008 17:19:00

I think Don Rogers returned from Crystal Palace and was only a shade of the player he was..
Report Abuse
19/08/2008 18:34:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swindon Town Articles

STFC: Swindon Show Support For Paris (Sunday November 15 2015)

The EFL Coming Soon To Swindon (Thursday November 12 2015)

STFC: Swindon Name Martin Ling Manager (Tuesday November 3 2015)

STFC: Barnsley Interested In Cooper? (Sunday November 1 2015)

STFC: Gladwin Set To Extend Swindon Stay (Saturday October 31 2015)

STFC: Swindon Give Defender Trial (Saturday October 31 2015)

STFC: Tim Sherwood To Swindon? (Sunday October 25 2015)

Stats: Swindon Town v Coventry City (Sunday October 25 2015)

Archived Swindon Town Articles

List All Vital Swindon Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Swindon 2 - 1 Walsall
Fleetwood 5 - 1 Swindon
Swindon 2 - 1 Scunthorpe
Wigan 1 - 0 Swindon
Swindon 2 - 2 Coventry
Swindon 1 - 2 Oldham

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Fleetwood 19 6 3 10 -1 21
18. Shrewsbury 18 6 2 10 -3 20
19. Colchester 19 5 5 9 -15 20
20. Swindon 19 5 4 10 -9 19
21. Oldham 19 3 10 6 -9 19
22. Barnsley 19 5 2 12 -9 17
23. Blackpool 19 4 4 11 -13 16

Swindon Town Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Vital Report - Peterborough 3-2 Barnsley
Barnsley : 26/11/2015 08:16:01
Dan's Big Game Report - Latics 0 Burton 1
Wigan : 25/11/2015 23:19:01
What The Bosses Said - Latics 0 Burton Albion 1
Wigan : 25/11/2015 23:00:00
PWU Latics Podcast - Walking With Elephants
Wigan : 25/11/2015 22:27:01
The Guest Blog 2015/16 - Episode 7
Walsall : 25/11/2015 20:29:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are you happy with Martin Ling's Appointment as Town manager?
Suggested By:  
Yes 50%
No 50%