Category Archives: Going Up!

Going Up! 1986/87 – A Season of Firsts

1987 celebrations at Selhurst Park

1986/87 saw Lou Macari’s young side secure back-to-back promotions, as Town returned to the second tier after a 13-year absence. From Digby’s debut to Chalkie’s elbows, this was a season of firsts, writes Ben Beaumont. This was my first full season as a Town fan, having opened my account half-way through the 1986 Division Four title-winning year, at the tender

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Going Up! 1985/86 – Lou Macari’s Red & White Army

Squad 1985-1986

A big-name ex-player of Italian descent in his first managerial role, leading Swindon to the fourth tier championship despite a bad start to the season, with a regime based on teamwork and discipline, breaking club records and knocking top flight opposition out of the cup on the way…. hmmm…. does this sound a bit familiar? Writes Richard Banyard. Though there

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Going Up! 2006/07 – A distant view on promotion under Wise & Sturrock

2006-07 We Are Going Up

Australian based Swindon Town supporter Steve Hall recalls events from our previous promotion from the fourth tier in 2006/07, long haul flights and an affinity for the Monkey Hangers.   My vivid recollection of the final game of the 2006-7 season is a testament to the unreliability of memory – or perhaps to early (or not so early) onset Alzheimer’s. My

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Going Up! 1962/63 – ‘Promotion For Town At Last’

1962-63 top of Division Three

With Swindon Town looking strong to secure a ninth promotion in the Football League, we start our look back at past promotion seasons. First up, Mike Minihane recalls the 1962/63 season when the Town won their maiden promotion from Division Three. The first Swindon Town game I can remember was against Crystal Palace in 1958, I was 9. I had been to

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