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Washbag Podcast: Episode 32 – Who is Celvin Kalinga? Yate Town & Supermarine


Episode #32 of TheWashbag.com Swindon Town FC Podcast, a mini-edition, is now available to download…

I decided to take the microphone to the Webbs Wood Stadium in South Marston this afternoon to briefly record the thoughts of Town fans Iain Watkins and Anthony Gingell on the both of the opening Swindon Town pre-season friendly fixtures at Yate Town and Swindon Supermarine.

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Supermarine 1 Swindon Town 3: ‘A Trialist’

Swindon Supermarine

No sooner had Brazil won the Confederations Cup final than the pre-season started here in Wiltshire. Town travelled the short distance to the Webbs Wood Stadium – formerly Hunts Copse until Webb cut down the trees – to eventually come away with a respectable 3-1 victory. The match witnessed the return of my football alzheimer’s which always rears itself at this

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Not Supermarine, a Super-Town in the making..?

After returning from Italy, Paolo Di Canio took his Robins a short distance across town to face Evo-Stik Southern Premier Swindon Supermarine at Hunts Copse. With a first opportunity for the Swindon public to witness Di Canio in the flesh a bumper crowd swelled the football ground attached to a bungalow, delaying the kick-off for 15 minutes, a rarity for a pre-season friendly.

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Pre-season: Are there enough games to prepare Swindon for League Two?

Discipline, respect and most importantly fitness have been Di Canio’s message to the returning Swindon Town squad early in pre-season. Nobody can doubt the positive change Paolo has brought with him to install upon a previously lethargic and injury plagued side, but for me there remains concerns whether there is enough competitive pre-season action to prepare Town for League Two.

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2010 STFC Review: November

November was a hectic month with 7 games in League and Cup. As the month started, ‘The Washbag’ looked back 2 years to the end of Maurice Malpas’ tenure at Town. There was an unwelcomed similarity between then and now, poor league position, inconsistent team lacking fluidity and cup progress hanging in the balance. How supportive should we be of

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Town CVA Lifted and Plight of Wiltshire Clubs

The excellent Football Management blog by Dr John Beech has commented on The Very Strange Case of Swindon Town. This post may be of interest to The Washbag readers following Andrew Fitton’s announcement this week that our CVA had been formally lifted. This commentary reveals a great deal on the history of our periods in administration and various attempts to bring the club out of the CVA. As

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