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Washbag Podcast 49 – Depressing

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Episode #49 of TheWashbag Swindon Town FC Podcast is now available to download or stream online… Ron Smith is joined by Alex Cooke and Brendan Hobbs in this depressing new episode. We talk about if Swindon are signing too many players from Lee Power’s mates, the relegation fight and why the defeat against Oxford is all Brendan’s fault. As was the rise

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Vic Morgan: What The Kassam Hill Was That?

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Former BBC Wiltshire match commentator Vic Morgan reflects on another A420 derby defeat… Quite a week this… Let’s start at the beginning shall we? In the words of the song a very good place to start. Last Saturday’s trip along the A420 was everything I hate about football. As someone who’s watched the game from the mid sixties onward, I’ve seen

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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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Oxford Utd vs Swindon: Fear & Dread

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After providing his ‘View from the Stratton Bank’ in August, I’ve invited back Oxford United fan Steve Butcher to give the yellow & blue perspective on the A420 derby. Fear and dread….that’s what I was feeling as the A420 derby was approaching. Swindon were beating everyone who stood in their way, a club record 10 wins in a row, storming to the

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Oxford United 2 Swindon 0: Derby defeat spoils Town’s unbeaten run

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Swindon’s superb run of ten straight league victories was brought to an end today. A crazy three minute spell, followed by a backs-to-the-wall performance by ten man Oxford gave the home side the three points, and the bragging rights; the Town’s local rivals recording only their second ever double over Swindon, and their first since 1972/73, writes Richard Banyard. The game started

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Swindon v Oxford: Constable returns to haunt Town

Completely ignore what was written in the build-up to the A420 derby about the history, passion and desire; as that’s exactly what I’m having to do, coming to terms with a deflating first home defeat since 1973 and a sea of yellow and blue celebrating on the Stratton Bank. All this is despite an vastly improved Swindon performance. With the minutes ticking by to the final whistle I was

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