Tag Archives: Writer – Richard Banyard

MK Dons 2 Swindon Town 0: Automatic promotion hopes all but gone…

Swindon travelled to Milton Keynes for a rearranged League One game hoping a first victory in three games would put Town back into the automatic promotion race. In the end it wasn’t to be and Richard Banyard was there to witness a 2-0 defeat… Before the game yesterday, in some ways this game reminded me of the Southampton match when we were

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AFC Bournemouth 1 Swindon 1: Wet, Wet, Wet…

Swindon salvaged a valuable and deserved point at a rain soaked Dean Court, writes Richard Baynard. Town’s goal from Andy Williams followed a weak clearance from Bournemouth keeper David James, levelling the game with just five minutes remaining. The result was really no more than Swindon warranted overall, but after going in at half time one down having been on

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Swindon 0 Macclesfield 2: The giant-killers became the giant-killed

Ah, the highs and lows of being a lower league football supporter. Just days after Swindon came so close to beating Premier League opposition in one cup, they were dumped out of another by a non-League side – Conference side Macclesfield progressing to the Second Round of the FA Cup after a shock 2-0 victory at the County Ground. Writes

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Portsmouth 1 Swindon 2: How to nearly throw away a two goal lead…

After controlling the game for at least seventy minutes of the ninety, Swindon almost contrived to throw away all three points at Fratton Park Tuesday evening – a crazy last ten minutes almost costing the Town dear, despite a comfortable-looking two goal lead. Writes Richard Banyard of swindon-town-fc.co.uk The first half hour was overwhelmingly Swindon’s – early on, it just

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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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Oxford United 2 Swindon 0: Derby defeat spoils Town’s unbeaten run

Swindon’s superb run of ten straight league victories was brought to an end today. A crazy three minute spell, followed by a backs-to-the-wall performance by ten man Oxford gave the home side the three points, and the bragging rights; the Town’s local rivals recording only their second ever double over Swindon, and their first since 1972/73, writes Richard Banyard. The game started

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