Category Archives: 2011 Review

No.1 Key Moment of 2011: Paolo Di Canio is appointed manager

After twelve months of post Wembley despair, culminating in our drop to the bottom tier of the Football League, who would’ve expected Swindon Town to be able to unveil football legend, but managerial novice, Paolo Di Canio on 20th May 2011 as the man to guide us to promotion… Not since Ossie Ardilles and then Glenn Hoddle were handed the reigns over 20 years

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11 Key Moments of 2011: No.5 – Was Paul Hart the worst ever Swindon manager?

No.5 – Paul Hart: The worst Swindon manager of all time? In June I set out on the task of attempting to rank all Swindon Town managers since we joined the Football League in 1920 by their actual results. The reason was to analyise whether Paul Hart’s record of 1 win, 4 draws and 6 defeats from 11 games was the most

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11 Key Moments of 2011: No.6 – Matt Ritchie’s strike against Gillingham

No.6 – Matt Ritchie’s strike against Gillingham With my daughter’s impending birth preventing use of my season ticket for the evening I missed Matt Ritchie’s stunning strike against Gillingham. Whether this is something I’ll hold against her I doubt, but I always seem to miss out on the STFC ‘wonder strikes’ over the years for various reasons. Perhaps I’ll not

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11 Key Moments of 2011: No.9 – Paolo’s first away victory in L2 at Crawley

No.9 – Paolo’s first away League victory at Crawley At the fourth attempt in League Two, Paolo Di Canio guided Swindon to a magnificent 3-0 demolition of pundit’s pre-season favourites and everyone’s most hated team Crawley Town. In the process, Steve Evans was served humble pie with a waft of parmesan and extra black pepper. Paolo well and truly hit

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11 Key Moments of 2011: No.10 – Where is Milan Misun?

No.10 – Where is Milan Misun? One of Danny Wilson’s final and desperate throws of the dice in the transfer market was to sign Celtic’s Czech Republic defender Milan Misun for an undisclosed (reported to be a six figure) fee on 28th January. With Gordon Greer still sorely missed, Sean Morrison recently departed and Town’s defence looking as watertight as

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