Category Archives: Hall of Shame

Hall of Shame #14: Ron Atkinson – ‘When Big Ron Went Iffy’

For our 14th entry into the Swindon Town Hall of Shame, Dan Johnson looks back at when former manager and disgraced pundit Ron Atkinson turned up at the County Ground as a ‘football troubleshooter’ with Sky TV cameras for a short period in the 2005/06 season. As all Town fans know this season was a disaster, fellow Washbag contributor Tom Otrebski has

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Hall of Shame #10: Tony Thorpe and Jamie Cureton

Sports Journalist and Swindon Town supporter Tom Otrebski provides our next entry into the Hall of Shame. As it’s the tenth inductee we thought we’ll give him two for the price of one and he chose the strike partnership of Tony Thorpe and Jamie Cureton that just failed to live up to high expectations. At the start of the 2005/06 season, manager Andy King looked

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Hall of Shame #9: Wiltshire Newspapers axe the ‘Football Pink’

For our next entry into the Hall of Shame we step outside of the club, as Mike Minihane inducts Wiltshire Newspapers for their decision to axe publication of the much loved ‘Football Pink’. In the early 1970s Wilshire Newspapers, the publishers of the then ‘Evening Advertiser’ (aka the ‘Adver’) made the incomprehensible decision to cease publication of the local football

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Hall of Shame #7: ‘Kingswood’ Home Kit 2007/08

This week 33% of our readers have voted the Kingswood Construction sponsored Lotto home kit from the 2007/08 season to be the seventh entry inducted into our STFC Hall of Shame. The 2007/08 home shirt beat the yellow & blue away kit from the mid 1980s into second place with 24% and the green potato print away shirt from 1991-93 into third with 19%. The

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