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Vote for your STFC Goal of 2011

As we’ve moved into 2012 it’s a good opportunity to look back on twelve of the best Swindon Town goals of 2011. The list, compiled by Daniel Hunt, comprises eleven different players who have contributed to this selection of towering headers, team goals and individual efforts. Hopefully we haven’t missed out a good’un in this selection as we’ve tried to give even coverage of the whole

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Making up the numbers? Does Oliver Risser’s contribution add up

He might be a favourite of Paolo Di Canio’s but Oliver Risser hasn’t impressed everyone at the Country Ground. Alex Cooke looks at the statistics behind the midfielder’s contribution. Oliver Risser won just two tackles against Huddersfield over 90 minutes*. In the recent FA Cup tie, the midfielder went into four challenges but only came away with the ball twice.

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Town Tactics: Form Vs Formation

Is Swindon’s 442 too open? Alex Cooke looks at the blueprints for Paolo’s master plan. No one could doubt that Paolo Di Canio is demanding: his pre-season training, half-time tantrums and full-time ABH prove at that. But tactically Paolo also asks a lot of his players because he has created a system that demands discipline and athleticism, and can yield great results, but also leaves little margin

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A Charlton Athletic view on new signing Alan McCormack

Swindon Town are set to further bolster midfield options with the signing of Alan McCormack. The 27 year old Irishman has left Charlton Athletic by mutual consent and had his ear bent by a persuasive Paolo Di Canio, convincing the former Southend United player to step down to League Two, at least for one season. To continue the recent theme of inviting supporters of their former clubs to

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Not Supermarine, a Super-Town in the making..?

After returning from Italy, Paolo Di Canio took his Robins a short distance across town to face Evo-Stik Southern Premier Swindon Supermarine at Hunts Copse. With a first opportunity for the Swindon public to witness Di Canio in the flesh a bumper crowd swelled the football ground attached to a bungalow, delaying the kick-off for 15 minutes, a rarity for a pre-season friendly.

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