Category Archives: Hall of Shame

Hall of Shame #26: Tooting and Mitcham United 2-1 Swindon Town

We continue our Swindon Town Hall of Shame by inducting our second FA Cup horror story. Pete Marsh recalls an infamous FA Cup Third Round defeat in 1975/76 to non-league Tooting and Mitcham United… It happened during 1975/96, a season best remembered for avoidance of relegation from Division Three by hammering hapless Aldershot 5-2 in a ‘four-pointer’ as they were

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Hall of Shame #25: Nottingham Forest 7-1 Swindon Town

After being thumped by Macclesfield Town at the weekend I thought I’d cheer you all up with our long awaited 25th entry into the Swindon Town Hall of Shame… a total demolition job by Nottingham Forest and a hammering that fortunately hasn’t been equalled since. Writes Ron Smith. This trip to the City Ground in February 2006 will haunt me forever. The

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Hall of Shame #23: The Brainiac Mexican Wave

This is a relatively straightforward entry for the Swindon Town Hall of Shame… in goes Brainiac, their yellow t-shirted minions,  Richard Hammond and all of you who joined in with the lie that was the Brainiac Mexican Wave experiment. Brainiac weren’t content with abusing science in their TV lab with celebrities including John Tickle and the Cheeky Girls, so they just

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Hall of Shame #21: Jason Drysdale

Making a claim for the twin titles of Steve McMahon’s worst value-for-money signing and Swindon’s duffest left-back, Alex Cooke welcomes Jason Drysdale to the Hall of Shame. Even within the dismal shower of Swindon’s former left-backs Jason Drysdale stands out. Squeezed between the likes of Hall, Elkins, Casal, Rose and Beswetherwick his name still seems to bob up and down

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Hall of Shame #20: Simply the BEST (Holdings)

Five years ago, between July to October of 2007, Town fans were witnessing one of the most calamitous, bewildering and overlong sagas in the club’s history: Swindon Town + BEST Holdings equals our 20th entry into the Swindon Town Hall of Shame. Writes Westbury Red. The 2006/07 campaign had seen Town convincingly limp to third place and therefore automatic promotion

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Hall of Shame #18: Frank Talia vs West Brom 30th October 1996

For our 18th entry into the Swindon Town Hall of Shame, Stuart Temple inducts Australian goalkeeper Frank Talia for his efforts against West Brom in 1996. Fraser Digby is a Swindon Town legend. In August 1998 Fraser moved to Crystal Palace and his departure left a void in between the sticks at the County Ground which wasn’t really filled until

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TheWashbag meets Fraser Digby: Part 6 – Regrets, His Greatest & Hall of Shame #17

In our first in-depth interview with a Swindon Town legend, Ron Smith interviews Fraser Digby on his career and life after football. Fraser and his washbag were the inspiration for this site, so it was a great pleasure to meet and interview him. In this final part, Fraser talks about his biggest regrets, his greatest matches, saves and inducts our 17th

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