Category Archives: Match Reports

Rodgers’ extra inch, was Obika really offside and is Delf getting the idea?

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Picking out some of the bits you might have missed from Swindon’s vital 1-0 win over Bradford City. Words by Alex Cooke. Now Swindon’s inky-fingered hacks and CMS-jockeys have been (largely) welcomed back by chairman Lee Power, you’ll have already read plenty on Tom Smith’s fine performance as faux full-back and Jon Obika’s powerful display ‘up top’, but I’ve decide

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Match report: Swindon 0-1 Bolton Wanderers

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Richard Maddicks reports on a fourth successive League One defeat as hosts… Famously, Ossie Ardiles once said in his pre-match interview shortly after taking up the poison chalice at SN1: “Uuuuuuuh, Swindon Bolton, uhhhhhhhh, local derby”.  In his defence, most games in England probably felt local to the much travelled South American.  Well Ossie, the league 1 class of 2016

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Oxford United: Seeing red

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Jonny Leighfield joins a growing list of TheWashbag.com writers who have reported on an Oxford United victory over Swindon Town… The last time Swindon were victorious over that club down the A420, Wikipedia was born, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone came out in cinemas and Tony Blair’s Labour Party won their second consecutive General Election. So, if you feel

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Bristol Rovers: Wild Al was waterlogged… with scrumpy

2016.08.27 Bristol Rovers

Wild Al managed to get to the County Ground for the 13.30 kick-off and visit of Bristol Rovers. Fortunately a second-half abandonment meant he didn’t need to remember any of the detail for this report… Bristol has given the world lots – Massive Attack, for instance. Of course the earnest trip-poppers never transcended cult status, nor appealed to anyone but beardies and girls who

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Rochdale 2-2 Swindon: Henry the King of Spotland

2016.04.30 Rochdale

Adam Tanner headed to Rochdale, hoping to see the hosts’ playoff hopes beheaded by Swindon Town Despite a tame FA Cup defeat in November, Town had never lost in eight previous league visits to Spotland. Upholding that record would be difficult against a Rochdale side that had managed 39 goals in its previous 22 home games; the division’s second highest

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Town pass-pass-pass their way to safety

2016.04.23 Chesterfield

Richard Selbourne watched a pass or two as Swindon Town beat Chesterfield and secured their status in League One for 2016/17… Swindon ‘why use one pass when six will do’ Town once again tested the patience of their fans when they cruised to a comfortable victory over fellow strugglers Chesterfield at a cold, but sunny County Ground. The first in

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