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TheWashbag meets Fraser Digby: Part 4 – McMahon and the end of an era

In our first in-depth interview with a Swindon Town legend, Ron Smith interviews Fraser Digby on his career and life after football. Fraser and his washbag were the inspiration for this site, so it was a great pleasure to meet and interview him. In this fourth of six parts to be published over the next couple of weeks, Fraser talks candidly

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Going Up! 1986/87 – A Season of Firsts

1986/87 saw Lou Macari’s young side secure back-to-back promotions, as Town returned to the second tier after a 13-year absence. From Digby’s debut to Chalkie’s elbows, this was a season of firsts, writes Ben Beaumont. This was my first full season as a Town fan, having opened my account half-way through the 1986 Division Four title-winning year, at the tender

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Hall of Shame #6: Steve McMahon

Andrew Hawes gets his chance to induct his choice into the Hall of Shame…a popular selection by all accounts… There aren’t that many managers in Swindon’s history who have achieved promotion. Bert Head, Danny Williams, Lou Macari, Ossie Ardiles (albeit briefly), Glenn Hoddle, Steve McMahon and Paul Sturrock complete the list. Yet when thinking about the STFC Hall of Shame, I

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Managers Month: Steve McMahon

No.8 | Steve McMahon | Manager Nov 1994 to Sept 1998 | Score 340.7 Taking over from the sacked John Gorman in November 1994, the board, more specifically Rikki Hunt, got his man. The appointment returned Town to leadership by a central midfield player manager with international experience, a formula that had worked so well previously. However from these high hopes Steve McMahon became one

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Town Live on TV

With the live televised home game against Exeter on Monday fast approaching, I’ve tried to come up with a list of previous Town games shown live on TV. I’ve covered most of the major and recent matches but I know there are some missing, perhaps some ITV matches in the 1990s? If anyone can remember any other Town games on TV or memories of our TV performances, please feel free to comment…….

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