Category Archives: Review & Analysis

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 defence is working overtime

Alex Cooke looks at how Swindon’s 3-5-2 is shaping up. Suddenly 3-5-2 is fashionable. With Manchester United struggling, everyone is suddenly keen to talk about three at the back, and closer to home, to compare Mark Cooper’s use of it with Louis Van Gaal’s. But Cooper’s 3-5-2 is slightly different to the one used at Old Trafford, and for Holland – despite

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Hall of Shame #27: Andy King’s hoofball kick-off routine

Alex Cooke looks back at a massive punt and a manager who didn’t changed his kick-off plan, despite years of repeated failure. You must remember it. It happened at every Swindon kick-off under Andy King, game after game after game: Sammy Igoe (or similar) tapped the ball slightly forward. Then, (often) Matt Hewlett swung the ball over the heads of

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STFC Player of the Month Result: December

Our Index calculates the Swindon Town Player of the Month by assessing the key statistics from all league and cup matches. The December result is in… Nicky Ajose returns to parent club Peterborough having secured our December player of the month award. The forward has been awarded with 21 points after scoring the equaliser in the JPT tie with Stevenage;

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