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Swindon

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Manager Jon McGreal & assistant Rene Gilmartin quit the club after less than a month.

"This is a decision we both have made, as we feel we are not able to carry out our duties as manager and Assistant Manager. Out intention from day one was to build a football team to compete in this league, but unfortunately due to the current circumstances the club is facing, we do not feel we are able to do that. As mentioned earlier this week, we have signings ready to be announced, however the legal proceedings involving the ownership has not allowed us to do so, making our positions at the club untenable."

What a mess. Didn't see this coming when they came up with us the season before last. It definitely makes you feel grateful for the safe hands that we're in as a club.
 
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And Thier Chief Executive resigned a few days earlier.

I wonder what Pierce Sweeney (who signed from Exeter this month) and other recruits are thinking now.
 
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AdelaideGreen":33wj3wwz said:
And Thier Chief Executive resigned a few days earlier.

I wonder what Pierce Sweeney (who signed from Exeter this month) and other recruits are thinking now.


Well Pierce Sweeney has left, due to family circumstances. He said at this current moment I am unable to fulfil relocating to be part of the team.
"My family and I have thought about this decision and feel our commitments require us to remain in Exeter for the foreseeable future
 

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Joel Grant's left them to join Grimsby.
 

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If they fail to start the season, which club would replace them, Torquay or Grimsby?
I would think that League 2 would run a season a team light with an additional promotion next year.
 
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Sad. Very sad.

It seems that, with the takeover standoff, they are simply rearranging the deckchairs....
Sounds a bit like Bury.
 

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Don't worry. There is no way the EFL will not have learned from that experience and be well equipped to deal smoothly with this issue .
Bury, Macclesfield, (Wigan almost).

The EFL will never have the teeth it needs to sort these messes out until they can be able to remove the golden share from the owners not the club.

Really hope for the Swindon fans and for the football community as a whole this is sorted quickly.

Amazing to think every club survived the pandemic (well so far) but in the last 3 years we've lost 2 clubs (Bury and Macclesfield) and nearly 2 others (Wigan and Swindon) to bad owners.

More and more feels like the EFL would rather clubs go to the wall as its simpler than sorting the mess out.
 
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Bury, Macclesfield, (Wigan almost).

The EFL will never have the teeth it needs to sort these messes out until they can be able to remove the golden share from the owners not the club.

Really hope for the Swindon fans and for the football community as a whole this is sorted quickly.

Amazing to think every club survived the pandemic (well so far) but in the last 3 years we've lost 2 clubs (Bury and Macclesfield) and nearly 2 others (Wigan and Swindon) to bad owners.

More and more feels like the EFL would rather clubs go to the wall as its simpler than sorting the mess out.
We can't simply blame the EFL. These people had already taken ownership of clubs before it became evident that they would turn out to be bad owners. The EFL doesn't have a crystal ball.