CONFIMRED - John Swift

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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by CountryRoyal » 28 Jun 2017 13:52

Vicky Pollard
TBM Poor Swifty - 2 penalty shoot out defeats in a matter of weeks :(


At least he stepped up to take them on both occasions though.

Ohhh wait


Has swift taken a penalty for us?

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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by Hound » 28 Jun 2017 15:09

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Vicky Pollard
TBM Poor Swifty - 2 penalty shoot out defeats in a matter of weeks :(


At least he stepped up to take them on both occasions though.

Ohhh wait


Has swift taken a penalty for us?


Missed against Fulham at home - Beerens scored the follow up

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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by Hound » 28 Jun 2017 19:08

Guessing that was the last game Swift is eligible for the u21s?

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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by CountryRoyal » 31 Jul 2017 13:32

Signed a new 5 year contract.

Big show of faith, not entirely convinced it's deserved based on last seasons fairly differing performances but hey ho.

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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by Hound » 31 Jul 2017 13:41

Is a show of faith, but they obviously see a lot more of him in training etc than we do. Expecting a big season from him

Now need to sign up Obita for a couple more years as well.


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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by CountryRoyal » 31 Jul 2017 13:48

The thing is I will say about Swift, is quite often even if he's played absolutely dire for 89 minutes, he quite often came up with a match winning assist or goal.

As you say, big season for him really expecting him to step up and start to consistently show the form he had pre injury.

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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by bluerinse » 31 Jul 2017 13:56

Need to sign up Obita for longer, and what has happened to George Evans and a new contract? Seem to remember comments made some weeks ago that he would be signing a new 4 year contract, but have heard nothing since.

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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by NewCorkSeth » 31 Jul 2017 13:57

Hound Is a show of faith, but they obviously see a lot more of him in training etc than we do. Expecting a big season from him

Now need to sign up Obita for a couple more years as well.

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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by maffff » 31 Jul 2017 14:30

bluerinse Need to sign up Obita for longer, and what has happened to George Evans and a new contract? Seem to remember comments made some weeks ago that he would be signing a new 4 year contract, but have heard nothing since.


Heard nothing on Evans being offered one - his runs until 2019 still though. Obita's however expires in 2018.

Would be good to get Blackett, Obita and Evans to 2020 or longer.

Harriott, Mendes, Novakovich and Meite if they kick on this season too.

Just youngun's then.


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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by tomrfcurz » 31 Jul 2017 15:04

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bluerinse Need to sign up Obita for longer, and what has happened to George Evans and a new contract? Seem to remember comments made some weeks ago that he would be signing a new 4 year contract, but have heard nothing since.


Heard nothing on Evans being offered one - his runs until 2019 still though.


But did you hear anything on Swift being offered a new one?

Wouldn't be surprised to see Evans signed up either now or early in January if his performances continue. Tidy player

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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by genome » 31 Jul 2017 15:31

CountryRoyal The thing is I will say about Swift, is quite often even if he's played absolutely dire for 89 minutes, he quite often came up with a match winning assist or goal.


Same with Beerens. The amount of points those two won us last season shouldn't be underestimated, even if it didn't look like they were setting the league alight.

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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by Vision » 31 Jul 2017 15:36

Swift was terrific until he picked up an injury with the U-21's. His season never really got going again after that.

Hopefully we'll get a full season, or as near as damn it, out of him this season.

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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by maffff » 31 Jul 2017 15:55

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bluerinse Need to sign up Obita for longer, and what has happened to George Evans and a new contract? Seem to remember comments made some weeks ago that he would be signing a new 4 year contract, but have heard nothing since.


Heard nothing on Evans being offered one - his runs until 2019 still though.


But did you hear anything on Swift being offered a new one?

Wouldn't be surprised to see Evans signed up either now or early in January if his performances continue. Tidy player


No - but I was referencing this comment "and what has happened to George Evans and a new contract? Seem to remember comments made some weeks ago that he would be signing a new 4 year contract, but have heard nothing since."


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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by Jim Royal » 31 Jul 2017 16:00

I really rate Swifty. He certainly scored some important goals during the course of the season for us. Did look a little leggy towards the latter part of the season however. Hope he really pushes on this season for us.

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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by Hound » 31 Jul 2017 16:26

just flicking back through some pages as a bit bored. Sounds like we signed him on a 3 year deal with an option for a 4th this time last year.

Similar to Kelly sounds like they have just got themselves a nice new contract when they had plenty left to run.

Raises a few questions - i.e. have we now got the scope for a significantly higher wage, are we getting rid of a lot of the fringe players to free up the wage bill, and does this mean that new contracts are on the way for the previously mentioned Evans, Obita and possibly the likes of Moore and Blackett as well? No surprise Obita's agent or whoever dropped that little note out the other week about other team's being interested in him

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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by Snowflake Royal » 31 Jul 2017 18:03

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CountryRoyal The thing is I will say about Swift, is quite often even if he's played absolutely dire for 89 minutes, he quite often came up with a match winning assist or goal.


Same with Beerens. The amount of points those two won us last season shouldn't be underestimated, even if it didn't look like they were setting the league alight.

Yep yep yep. Bit like Le Fondre too in some respects.

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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by urz13 » 01 Aug 2017 08:20

Easy to forget he's only 22. Good move by the club as he has huge potential - 9 goals and 10 assists is superb for a CM/CAM in this league - the only players who really have better stats are Cairney and Johansen from Fulham, Hourihane from Villa and Hoolahan from Norwich. And all of those are 26 except for Hoolahan who is in his 30s, so all are significantly older.

Goes to show what an important player he could be for us over the next few years. Having a deal this long too means that were we to sell him, we'd probably get £10m+ at absolutely minimum (most likely a fair chunk more in today's market).

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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by LWJ » 01 Aug 2017 08:40

urz13 Easy to forget he's only 22. Good move by the club as he has huge potential - 9 goals and 10 assists is superb for a CM/CAM in this league - the only players who really have better stats are Cairney and Johansen from Fulham, Hourihane from Villa and Hoolahan from Norwich. And all of those are 26 except for Hoolahan who is in his 30s, so all are significantly older.

Goes to show what an important player he could be for us over the next few years. Having a deal this long too means that were we to sell him, we'd probably get £10m+ at absolutely minimum (most likely a fair chunk more in today's market).

Also easy to forget that this was his first full season..

Great bit of business by the club.

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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by Oilroyal » 01 Aug 2017 10:12

Strikes me that we’re improving the terms of all players of a certain age and capability, building a team for the next 3 years or so. Any player we now sign will need to add and improve the quality of the first team, therefore any new first team signing will be offered 3 or 4-year contract. If core players from our current first team were on lessor terms than any future first team signing, then the core may well become unbalanced and split.

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Re: CONFIMRED - John Swift

by 3points » 01 Aug 2017 10:42

also makes him more valuable to us in the transfer market should another club come sniffing around. Might have also had a buy-out clause inserted / removed

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