After STFC announced the first players entered into the club’s Hall of Fame in December 2011 we thought it’s right to turn the tables and honour the darker side of Swindon Town Football Club over the years. It’s right to celebrate the good players and times, but those only exist because of the crap we’re frequently subjected to. It is experiencing this crap and humiliation that unites us loyal supporters and makes the good times even sweeter.
Unlike the Hall of Fame which includes only players, we’ll be ‘honouring’ everything connected with STFC. I’m expecting our Hall of Shame to be furnished with memories of plenty of dodgy players, transfer flops, inept managers, those embarrassing defeats, scandals, shocking kits and a special section reserved for antics in the boardroom.
Entry into the Hall of Shame is simple. To be eligible the nomination must represent utter crap, a pathetic failure or a true contribution to the humiliation of our club, or experience of the supporters, plus:
1 – The player, manager or other member of staff must no longer be employed by STFC for at least one year, and
2 – Any match, decision, moment or incident must have occured at least one year before their inclusion.
Those inducted so far….
- #1 Dave Mackay
- #2 Eric Sabin
- #3 Histon 1 Swindon 0 - 8th November 2008
- #4 The decision to sack Lou Macari in 1985
- #5 Swindon 0 Ipswich 6 – 3rd April 1999
- #6 Steve McMahon
- #7 Kingswood home kit in 2007/08
- #8 Joey Beauchamp
- #9 Wiltshire Newspapers Axe the ‘Football Pink’ in 1978
- #10 Tony Thorpe and Jamie Cureton
- #11 Wearing the white kit at Wembley in 2010
- #12 Colin Todd’s transfer strategy in the summer of 2000
- #13 Paul Hart
- #14 Ron Atkinson – ‘When Big Ron Went Iffy’
- #15 Shaun Close
- #16 Graham French
- #17 Spall Tracksuit circa 1989
- #18 Frank Talia
- #19 Neil Ruddock
- #20 BEST (Holdings)
- #21 Jason Drysdale
- #22 Hastings United 4 Swindon 1 – 12th December 1953
- #23 The Brainiac Mexican Wave
- #24 Cheltenham 2 Swindon 0
Entry into the Hall of Shame is unordered