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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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50 Years On: 1963/64 August – 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 starts with a review of August 1963 which included games against Scunthorpe United, Grimsby Town and Portsmouth… Prime Minister – Alec Douglas-Home (as a 15 year old schoolboy I

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Going Up! 1962/63 – ‘Promotion For Town At Last’

With Swindon Town looking strong to secure a ninth promotion in the Football League, we start our look back at past promotion seasons. First up, Mike Minihane recalls the 1962/63 season when the Town won their maiden promotion from Division Three. The first Swindon Town game I can remember was against Crystal Palace in 1958, I was 9. I had been to

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Managers Countdown: Bert Head

No.11 | Bert Head | Manager October 1956 to July 1965 | Score 287.4 We’re kicking off the top ten with a true Swindon Town managerial legend and our second longest serving manager – Bert Head. Town had spent years in the doldrums, suffering from mismanagement and financial constraints, both culminating in management by a selection committee throughout 1955-56 and the inevitable

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