Swindon Wilts? An Uncertain New Year At The County Ground


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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3 Responses

  1. Alan Jones says:

    Good article.

    One little thing, PdC didn’t give £30k to keep the loan players…he offered it. TrustSTFC currently have £10k in a bank account to cover loan players, from fan donations, if the club need it. It was offered to the club, but the club said to keep it.

    Apparently STFC revenues are 15% ahead of budget. We owe NO money to the bank and HMRC, so bar the £13m we owe to the owners we have no debt, so, as you say, administration is unlikely.

    But we won’t take anything for granted. We’ve been there, done that and got the T-shirt, and the last time STFC went into admin we introduced the footballing public to a certain Andrew Andronikou.

    We don’t want to do that again !!

  2. Paul Lawrence says:

    The Fans suffer again. An uncertain future hangs over our club. We all want to believe the potential is there, i have always felt it has. But i am a fan.
    The ground redevelopment has always been the word on the money mens lips over the years. i’m wondering if the Swindon Council, (the county ground’s landlord) are not now interested in the redevelopment of the County Ground after all. I suspect this may be something to do with the current shareholders change of heart.

  3. Alan Jones says:

    Paul L,

    Nick Watkins (Chief Exec) has always said that the council has always been very helpful, so this is unlikely, but they will have to negotiate an extension of the lease of the CG, as it is up very soon.

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