Dominic Thompson - On Loan to Swindon

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Played really well and even commentators said he would have been MoM but for the brilliant 2nd goal
 

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A mate of mine is a Swindon supporter. Was messaging me tonight - couldn't believe what a player they had signed.
 

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A mate of mine is a Swindon supporter. Was messaging me tonight - couldn't believe what a player they had signed.
Can only be good for all parties involved.
 

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im still a tad mystified by this loan move. Undoubtedly could mean he comes back to us at end of season as a definite first teamer but we could well need him this season
I'm not sure he's going to get 3 assists a game but if he carries on like that and gets a good half season of competitive L1 football he's going to be worth having back and ready for us if we're still in the Championship next season or worth a Championship loan while we establish ourselves in the PL!
 

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I was a little surprised we let him go but thinking again for him to develop he needs a run of games for confidence and to bring the best out of him. It’s a good move already and hopefully he comes back ready made to step into the team if we do lose Rico.
 

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Great to see him smash the first game. 6 months of good game time for him could well save us an expensive signing come August
 

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I think the club rate him, its a great move for all concerned, he needs to be playing. His last games for the bees showed a big improvement. I watched a bit of the Ipswich game and Dom looked the biz.
 

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I think the club rate him, its a great move for all concerned, he needs to be playing. His last games for the bees showed a big improvement. I watched a bit of the Ipswich game and Dom looked the biz.
i hope so , just find it a bit odd that if he is first choice back up then why let him go out ?
is he first choice back up ?
can we get him back if god forbid RH gets injured ?
 

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i hope so , just find it a bit odd that if he is first choice back up then why let him go out ?
is he first choice back up ?
can we get him back if god forbid RH gets injured ?
Only if it happens before end of Jan (if that provision is even in the contract). Once the window is closed, he is stuck there.

I assumed we'd be getting someone else, but maybe we're confident enough in Sorensen / Gordon providing sufficient coverage for Rico to rest occasionally. An injury would undoubtedly weaken us but that's the case in almost all positions...
 

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i hope so , just find it a bit odd that if he is first choice back up then why let him go out ?
is he first choice back up ?
can we get him back if god forbid RH gets injured ?
We probably think that between Gordon, Mads R, Fosu plus even Mads S or Janelt we could cover the position. Obviously might go tits if RIco was out for a while but the benefit of DT having a run of games for Swindon also appeals
 

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The video Mr Tree posted on the red card thread is evidence that the club know what they are doing re: loaning DT out. The confidence he is gaining from being a star loanee at Swindon is clearly doing him wonders compared to what would be a few nervy appearances at crunch time towards the end of the Championship season.

I have no doubt that if Rico weren't here he would hold down the left back position as a steady performer with obvious talent, a la JDS last season. Obviously that couldn't happen, so he had to play somewhere - and Roerslev et al will be adequate replacements for what will probably only be two or three games.
 

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I have no doubt that if Rico weren't here he would hold down the left back position as a steady performer with obvious talent, a la JDS last season.
An alternative, equally plausible, theory is that the management thought he was a million miles from being good enough to cover for Rico...
 

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assist for Swindon's first goal last night. not a stunning bit of play, but he did well to chase down a hopeful ball lobbed down the left touchline, and hooked it into the box, where it was finished neatly.

i haven't read much on here since Saturday, so i don't know where the "common wisdom" currently sits - but this does look like a move that is helping DomThom to grow as a player. i think we'd still be (currently) similarly nervous if we were now hoping for him to step up for the next two months. so it looks a very defensible decision, to me...
 

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