STFC Hall of Shame
After STFC announced the first players entered into the club’s Hall of Fame in December 2011 we thought it’s right to turn the tables and honour the darker side of Swindon Town Football Club over the years. It’s right to celebrate the good players and times, but those only exist because of the crap we’re frequently subjected to. It is experiencing this crap and humiliation that unites us loyal supporters and makes the good times even sweeter.
Unlike the Hall of Fame which includes only players, we’ll be ‘honouring’ everything connected with STFC. I’m expecting our Hall of Shame to be furnished with memories of plenty of dodgy players, transfer flops, inept managers, those embarrassing defeats, scandals, shocking kits and a special section reserved for antics in the boardroom.
Entry into the Hall of Shame is simple. To be eligible the nomination must represent utter crap, a pathetic failure or a true contribution to the humiliation of our club, or experience of the supporters, plus:
1 – The player, manager or other member of staff must no longer be employed by STFC for at least one year, and
2 – Any match, decision, moment or incident must have occurred at least one year before their inclusion.
You can nominate by using the below form…
STFC Shame inducted so far….
- #1 Dave Mackay
- #2 Eric Sabin
- #3 Histon 1 Swindon 0 – 8th November 2008
- #4 The decision to sack Lou Macari in 1985
- #5 Swindon Town 0-6 Ipswich Town – 3rd April 1999
- #6 Steve McMahon
- #7 Kingswood home kit in 2007/08
- #8 Joey Beauchamp
- #9 Wiltshire Newspapers Axe the ‘Football Pink’ in 1978
- #10 Tony Thorpe and Jamie Cureton
- #11 Wearing the white kit at Wembley in 2010
- #12 Colin Todd’s transfer strategy in the summer of 2000
- #13 Paul Hart
- #14 Ron Atkinson – ‘When Big Ron Went Iffy’
- #15 Shaun Close
- #16 Graham French
- #17 Spall Tracksuit circa 1989
- #18 Frank Talia
- #19 Neil Ruddock
- #20 BEST (Holdings)
- #21 Jason Drysdale
- #22 Hastings United 4-1 Swindon Town – 12th December 1953
- #23 The Brainiac Mexican Wave
- #24 Cheltenham Town 2-0 Swindon Town
- #25 Nottingham Forest 7-1 Swindon Town
- #26 Tooting & Mitcham United 2-1 Swindon Town
- #27 Andy King’s hoofball kick off routine
- #28 Brunel FM’s radio coverage in 2007/08
- #29 David Peach
- #30 Richard Dryden
- #31 Bolton Wanderers 7-0 Swindon Town
- #32 The 1901/1902 Season
- #33 David Prutton
- #34 Leon Clarke
- #35 2002/03 DGI Kit
- #36 The new Wembley Stadium
Entry into the Hall of Shame is unordered
I have an idea for a HOS. What about Brunel Radios year of STFC coverage.
Great idea, we’ll certainly get Brunel Radio inducted into the HoS sometime soon.
Good idea. Perhaps it could tied into the demise of half-time Ska?
Can’t believe Roy Greenwood hasn’t got a mention – or David Peach – or Jason Drysdale.
The creme de la creme of the merde de la merde
What about Leon Clarke, surely a shoe-in and of course the enigma that is…..Maurice Malpas, the first undertaker to manage STFC.
Alberto Comazzi should be inducted for being both a rubbish footballer and a money-grabbing cheat.
Perhaps even the Italian Neil Ruddock…
richard hammonds mexican wave for brainiac
Took me a while to remember that, great shout!
Lol, it was as awful as i remembered- great article 🙂
how about bobby barnes unjustified sending off on news year in 198????
Beauchamp a lowly number 8? Can’t articulate my contempt for him without resorting to bad language, do let’s leave it there……,
As it says, entry to the Hall of Shame is unordered
Maurice malpas for everything
Milan Misun, Bobby Howe, Richard Dryden (terrible loan spell), Jimmy Glass, Ricky Shakes
Kevin McDonald, Ricky Hunt, Ibrahim Aitiku, Alberto Comazzi, Harry Agombar – now there’s an all-star team!
Would you like to nominate one and write the Hall of Shame entry?