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50 Years On: 1963/64 December – Swindon in the big time for the first time

Throughout this season Mike Minihane will be taking a look back at Swindon Town’s first season in the ‘big time’, following the promotion to Division Two for the 1963/64 season. Mike continues with a review of December 1963… Top of the Charts – I Want to Hold Your Hand – The Beatles After a fairly dismal November where we’d not

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50 Years On: 1963/64 November – Swindon in the big time for the first time

Throughout this season Mike Minihane will be taking a look back at Swindon Town’s first season in the ‘big time’, following the promotion to Division Two for the 1963/64 season. Mike continues with a review of November 1963… Top of the Charts – You’ll Never Walk Alone by Gerry and the Pacemakers (for the entire month) November 1963 promised to be a tough

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50 Years On: 1963/64 October – Swindon in the big time for the first time

Throughout this season Mike Minihane will be taking a look back at Swindon Town’s first season in the ‘big time’, following the promotion to Division Two for the 1963/64 season. After the highs of big match opponents, Mike continues with a review of October 1963… Top of the Charts – You’ll Never Walk Alone; Gerry and the Pacemakers. Who would

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50 Years On: 1963/64 September – Swindon in the big time for the first time

Throughout this season Mike Minihane will be taking a look back at Swindon Town’s first season in the ‘big time’, following the promotion to Division Two for the 1963/64 season. Mike continues with a review of September 1963, a tough month seeing games against Manchester City, Leeds United and Sunderland… Top of the Charts:  She Loves You – The Beatles

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It was 50 years ago today…

Steve Hall’s remembers his first game watch Swindon Town 50 years ago and wonders whether the upcoming visit of Chelsea will similarly inspire a new generation of Town supporters? As I write, in seven hours and one minute’s time it will be 50 years ago on the dot that my first Swindon Town game started. At midnight Sydney time, 3pm UK time

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Wembley battle flag at the ready…Here we come again

With just three days before we all descend upon Wembley, the anticipation and excitement is now really starting to build, writes Danny Everard.  Unbelievably just a week ago, 15th March, it was the 43rd anniversary of Swindon’s greatest day and that wonderful victory over the mighty Arsenal in the Wembley mud. That anniversary and our Johnson Paint Trophy final tie this weekend has

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43rd Anniversary: 1969 League Cup Final – Arsenal 1 Swindon 3

Today is the 43rd anniversary of the greatest day in our history… the 15th March 1969 saw Swindon Town of Division Three beat the ‘mighty’ Arsenal 3-1 after extra time thanks to a late Don Rogers double. The Town went one up ten minutes before half time, this was after a shambolic mixup allowed Peter Noble to seize upon the loose ball and pass to

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Hall of Shame #1 Dave Mackay: The man who sold Don Rogers

The Hall of Shame kicks off as we induct former Swindon Town manager Dave Mackay. Mackay’s presence at the club caused instability from the start. His brief reign as manager from 1st November 1971 to 1st November 1972 ripped apart the 1969 League Cup winning side, sending Town on a downward spiral which took fifteen years to recover from. A legend at Hearts, Spurs

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