John Bostock - Swindon

Dec 31, 2003
That is a very odd article, calling him a former Spurs player and talking about his next challenge after competing for a place at Tottenham. They completely ignore the quotes from Bostock himself about learning to play the game and indicating that he knows he still has a lot to learn, instead they appear to be going for some sort of "re-building his career" approach.
He's on loan from Spurs in order to improve his game and prove that he deserves a go with us, no?


If Carlsberg did Members
Sep 10, 2004
Well, it appears Di Canio still wants him!

Source: BBC Sport

Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio has said he is willing to spend £30,000 of his own money to re-sign their loan players.
Deals for Tottenham midfielder John Bostock , Norwich striker Chris Martin and Charlton midfielder Danny Hollands expired at the weekend.
And Chairman Sir William Patey has said Di Canio will not be given extra funds during the January transfer window.
"I will do everything to keep them, even put my own money in," the Town boss told BBC Wiltshire.

"I will spend £20,000 or £30,000 and put my money in to keep them for as long as we can, because I care and I want to win. I'm sure with them we have more chance to win."
Following his appointment in May 2010, Di Canio was given free rein by then chairman Jeremy Wray to add the Swindon squad, and his re-shuffle last season paid off, as he led them back to League One as champions at the first time of asking.
He continued to strengthen his pack over the summer - signing 14 players - but his excessive spending lead to the club breaking Football League regulations, and they were subsequently hit by a transfer embargo.
The sanctions were lifted a month laterbut Patey, who replaced Wray in October, has since insisted no new funds will be offered to Di Canio to help maintain their push of back-to-back promotions.
Defender Darren Ward has already committed to a permanent deal since the window re-opened but the future of his fellow loanees remain unclear.
"I'm not going to start selling my houses in Italy, but I want to keep those players," insisted Di Canio, whose side sit fifth in League One.
"When I die I will have a bit less money but will have the victory as a manager.
"I've spent big money on solicitors in the past; you can imagine what I would spend on my players."

Meanwhile, Di Canio confirmed the sale of former captain Paul Caddis to Birmingham had broken down after the cash-strapped Championship side said they were unable to buy the defender out of his Swindon contract.
Caddis was loaned to the Blues at the start of the season, with striker Adam Rooney going the other way, after the Scotsman fell out with the Town manager.
Both parties had hoped to make the deal permanent in the summer but Di Canio revealed: "We agreed a deal for an amount of money but in the end they said 'we can't buy him now'.
"He will stay there and we are happy to keep Rooney here until the end of the season, and then we will go to another plan."