Tag Archives: Lou Macari

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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Going Up! 1985/86 – Lou Macari’s Red & White Army

A big-name ex-player of Italian descent in his first managerial role, leading Swindon to the fourth tier championship despite a bad start to the season, with a regime based on teamwork and discipline, breaking club records and knocking top flight opposition out of the cup on the way…. hmmm…. does this sound a bit familiar? Writes Richard Banyard. Though there

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How vital is a win on the opening game of the season?

You’ve heard it so many times before. Prior to the start of every season managers all over the country proclaim the importance of winning the opening League match. With only one potential winner per game there’s definitely someone going home disappointed and their manager’s well rehearsed plans now up in smoke by a defeat that wasn’t in the script. Already managers are

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Lou Macari is your No.1

Following the vote asking for your greatest Swindon Town manager this weekend, you’ve voted Lou Macari as your no.1 with 43% of the vote. It’s obvious that Lou’s achievements from the Division Four Championship to successive promotions and narrowly missing out on Division One still ranks well ahead in the popular view. In second place was 1993 Division Two play-off final winning

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