Date:Sunday June 28 2009
Quite amazingly it has been almost two months since Swindon Town closed the disappointing 2008/09 campaign at promoted Peterborough United. We all pretend that we can cope without football in our lives but normally within a week or two we find ourselves pining for its return (The Confederations Cup doesn't quite cut it does it?)
Tomorrow sees the Swindon Town squad return for the early stages of Pre-Season training. Danny Wilson is promising to put them through the reasonably grueling fitness regimes to make sure his squad can still do the basics!
However, this week will also spark frantic chaos within the transfer market as hundreds of players become free agents when their contracts expire on July 1.
Gordon Greer and David Lucas will join the squad officially as 13 players officially depart for new beginnings elsewhere.
Will Simon Cox remain at the County Ground beyond the next week or two? Since Leicester City abandoned their pursuit of our prolific marksman, Celtic's interest returned to the gossip columns when Tony Mowbray becan The Bhoys' new boss.
With Theo Robinson rumoured to be signing for Huddersfield Town the selling of Cox would leave an almighty dent in the Swindon strikeforce - Paynter & Peacock to be precise. One hopes that Cox will remain (like all fans do) at Swindon but it is important that the club are sensible - it would be ridiculous to lose Cox on a free/minimal free next summer if we fail to convince him to sign an extended contract.
Lucas and Smith should provide good competition for eachother with Paul Bodin rating youngster Mark Scott too.
As long as Cox remains a Swindon Town player Danny Wilson's priorities must surely lie within the clubs midfield. Craig Easton will hopefully return to form but we desperately need a tough tackling leader in the middle - Simon Walton has been the only linked player in this mold.
The defence will hopefully improve significantly with Peter Shirtliff at the club. Gordon Greer was a crucial signing too.
2009/2010 Squad Thus Far
1. David Lucas (31)
2. Mark Scott (18)
3. Phil Smith (29)
4. Hasney Aljofree (30)
5. Kevin Amankwaah (27)
6. Gordon Greer (28)
7. Jerel Ifil (26)
8. Callum Kennedy (19)
9. Jean-Francois Lescinel (22)
10. Sean Morrison (18)
11. Nathan Thompson (17)
12. Kasali Yinka Casal (21)
13. Craig Easton (30)
14. Kurt Hammonds (18)
15. Lloyd Macklin (17)
16. Mark Marshall (23)
17. Jon-Paul McGovern (28)
18. Anthony McNamee (25)
19. Michael Timlin (24)
21. Andy Westall (18)
22. Simon Cox (22)
23. Billy Paynter (24)
24. Lee Peacock (32)
A question mark looms over Patrick Kanyuka.
Vital Swindon want your opinions:
What does Danny Wilson need to do to make this season successful?
Realistically, who would be the ideal signing this summer?
What is your gut feeling for this season?
Please leave messages below
Join Vital Swindon!
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.
Date:Sunday June 28 2009
STFC: Louis Thompson Set For Championship (Friday November 20 2015)
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: Swindon Manager To Be Named Tuesday (Sunday November 1 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)
|Harris Relishing Burton Test
» Millwall : 01/12/2015 14:30:00
|L1 - Shrewsbury v Walsall
» Shrewsbury : 01/12/2015 12:53:00
|League 1 - Burton v Millwall
» Burton : 01/12/2015 12:49:00
|Mark Cooper Interested In Walsall Job
» Walsall : 01/12/2015 12:25:01
|Shrewsbury v Walsall - Preview
» Walsall : 01/12/2015 10:52:01