UK time is: 03:55:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Evans Leaves Swindon For Blackpool?

Reports have began to circulate that Goalkeeper Rhys Evans has accepted an offer to join Blackpool on a two year deal.

Evans had been waiting for a call from Swindon Town Chief Executive Mark Devlin with a revised deal.

The club had offered Evans a 1 year contract. Evans was upset and insulted by the offer as the club had began to offer multi-year deals to out of contract players.

With the Arrival of new manager Dennis Wise, Evans spoke openly to the press on Thursday saying, I have had discussions (with Swindon) but am still waiting for a (revised) offer to come through.

'At every stage when I have spoken to (chief executive) Mark Devlin I have given every opportunity for them to say they want me to stay.

'But I have not received a phone call from the new manager yet. I know he has spoken to one other member of the team, so I'm not sure if he wants me or not.

'The longer I do not receive a phone call from Dennis Wise, the more I am going to think he has got someone else in mind and does not want me.' Evans said.

Evans a former England Under 21 Goalkeeper who joined Swindon prior to the 2003/04 season from Chelsea and was the clubs player of the season this year.

Should these reports of Evans departure prove true it would mark the third time in three seasons the clubs player of the season would leave the club.

Tommy Mooney left for Oxford United after the 2003/04 season and Sam Parkin left for Ipswich Town after the 2005/06 season.

Evans had always said that he wanted to make a decision one way or another prior to going on Holiday next week with his family. Many assumed that Rhys would be sure to stay after the arrival of Dennis Wise but with no phone call from the new manager it appears to have sealed the deal, Rhys Evans will be playing in League One next season for Blackpool.

If Evans does leave the County Ground this would mean the club would have to look for 2 new goalkeepers as previous manager Iffy Onuora released back up keeper Matt Bulman at the end of the season.

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

The Journalist

Writer: Moonraker1969 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday May 27 2006

Time: 8:08AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
No surprise there at least this time he has not kept us hanging on all summer.
Report Abuse
27/05/2006 09:52:00

you need him but your gonna get this. Losing your main players.
Report Abuse
27/05/2006 13:07:00

thought he might have gone to a better team than blackpool
Report Abuse
27/05/2006 19:18:00

Goes to show where loyalties are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Report Abuse
27/05/2006 19:42:00


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
Chesterfield 0 - 4 Swindon
Swindon 2 - 1 Walsall
Fleetwood 5 - 1 Swindon
Swindon 2 - 1 Scunthorpe
Wigan 1 - 0 Swindon
Swindon 2 - 2 Coventry

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Scunthorpe 20 8 2 10 -3 26
15. Doncaster 20 6 6 8 -6 24
16. Chesterfield 20 7 2 11 -10 23
17. Swindon 20 6 4 10 -5 22
18. Fleetwood 20 6 3 11 -2 21
19. Shrewsbury 19 6 3 10 -3 21
20. Colchester 20 5 5 10 -19 20

Swindon Town Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

DRFC Doncaster Rovers pay out £64,924 to agents
Doncaster : 30/11/2015 19:05:01
Bentley Notches Up 50
Southend : 30/11/2015 17:18:01
Brown & Hurst On Wigan Point
Southend : 30/11/2015 17:11:00
Ellis Extends Carlisle Spell
Shrewsbury : 30/11/2015 16:56:00
Mellon & Gerrard Talk Gillingham Draw
Shrewsbury : 30/11/2015 16:53:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

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