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County Ground Attendances: Crowdsourcing…

The County Ground holds 14,700, yet attendances rarely break into five figures despite two successful seasons. Ron Smith looks at the patterns of fans through the turnstiles… Despite playing at a higher level in League One, Swindon’s average for league matches at the County Ground has increased only marginally from 8,411 in 2011/12 to 8,528 in 2012/13; with the average

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Why administration is unlikely but the exit of Swindon’s backer Andrew Black is certain

Ron Smith and Alex Cooke explain how a £13 million debt and Andrew Black’s search for new investment isn’t news but remains essential for the future of the League One side. If you are looking for the perfect summary of yesterday’s needless panic about Swindon Town’s financial position, it is here, courtesy of former chairman, Jeremy Wray. “The club doesn’t

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The Real Cost of Watching League One Football

Can you really compare a typical fan paying £380.00 for a season ticket at Swindon Town to someone spending the same amount elsewhere in League One? Writes Ron Smith. Last week the BBC proudly announced that Sheffield United “provide the cheapest matchday experience in the Football League”. Their survey found £17.20 will buy you a ticket to the game, a

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A Black day for Jeremy Wray as STFC Chairman is dismissed

With news of Jeremy Wray’s departure as chairman of Swindon Town and replacement with Sir William Patey, Ron Smith asks whether this change at the top is really a shock. In July, Paolo Di Canio’s greatest supporter, Jeremy Wray lost the Interim’ part of his job title, on Friday 12 October, he lost the ‘Chairman’ part too. And, according to

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